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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

Kail, Harriet [Coughenour]

Mrs. Kail Dies In Bidwell Early Sunday Morning
Aged Woman Well-Known in upper Part of County – Funeral to be Held Tuesday at 10 O’clock
     Mrs. Harriet Kail, an estimable, beloved woman of Bidwell died there at 2 o’clock Sunday morning, after a long illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of the county and a wife of the late James H. Kail, a well-to-do-farmer of Addison Township.
     Mrs. Kail’s age was 85 years and 20 days, having been born April 11, 1847, in Cheshire Township. She was one of ten children of Isaiah and Margaret Coughenour. Only one of that family survives—Perry Coughenour of Cheshire Township.
     The Kails were married August 22, 1876, and he passed away July 30, 1914. She united with the Second Kyger Freewill Baptist Church early in life and adhered to that faith to the end. Besides her brother, she leaves a number of nephews and nieces. She was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Margaret Coughenour, widow of S. F. Coughenour who died April 2 in Bidwell. In late years Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Bunce, the latter a great-niece, lived with Mrs. Kail and took care of her.
     Funeral services will be conducted at the Bidwell M. E. Church at 1 o’clock Tuesday by Rev. Wilford Packer. Burial at Gravel Hill Cemetery by Undertaker Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 2, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kail, James

James Kail Dead
Well Known Farmer Has Gone To His Last Reward
     James H. Kail, son of George and Nancy Kerr Kail, was born May 25, 1849, died Thursday, July 14, 1914, aged 65, years 2 months and 5 days. He was united in marriage to Harriett Coughenour on August 22, 1875. He is survived by his widow, one brother, John W. Kail, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Coughenour. Two brothers preceded him to the great beyond. Many relatives, neighbors and friends will mourn his death, especially his nephews and nieces, to whom he was greatly attached, and by whom he was dearly loved.
     Mr. Kail had always made his home on the farm on which he was born. He was an obedient son, a kind and affectionate husband, a loving brother, a true friend, a good neighbor and a patriotic citizen. He had builded an unspotted character, always quiet, modest and sympathic, and deserves the good name his friends gave him. "A manly man, a man among men." He respected the opinions of others, was kind and patient with those who differed with him, and was always ready to make concessions rather than break the thread of friends.
     He never united with any church, but gave liberally to its support. He once said to the writer, "I would not want to live in a land where there were no churches." He was a firm believer in a true and living God.
He hated evil in all its forms and loved the good with all his heart. He bore his afflictions with patience and greeted his friends with a smile until the last. All that loving hands and medical skill could do was done for him, but He who doeth all things well called and he is not, for God took him. He fully realized that he
could not get well and said, "I am not afraid to die."
     The funeral was held late Sunday afternoon at his late home, the services being conducted by his life-long friend, Rev. W.J. Fulton. The large number present showed the high esteem in which he was held. The floral offerings were most beautiful. Burial was in the Gravel Hill Cemetery by undertaker De Maine.                                     W.J. Fulton

Gallia Times
August 6, 1914
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Kail, James H.

James H. Kail Passes to the Great Beyond at His Home in Cheshire
     James H. Kail, son of George and Nancy Kern Kail was born May 25, 1849, died July 30, 1914 age 65 years, 2 months and 5 days.
     He was united in marriage, to Harriet Coughenour August 22, 1875, whom he leaves to mourn the loss. Besides the wife, he leaves one brother, John, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Coughenour. Two brothers, William and Jacob have gone before. He also leaves many nephews and nieces, to whom he was very much attached, and by whom he was dearly loved.
     Mr. Kail will be missed by a host of friends living far and near, especially those living in the immediate vicinity, as he was born, reared and lived his life at the present homestead. He was an obedient son, a kind and affectionate husband, a loving brother, a precious uncle, a loyal friend, a good neighbor and a patriotic citizen.
Mr. Kail leaves an unspotted character. He has been an exceptional man, always quiet and modest and sympathetic. He was a true gentleman and fully deserves the names his friends have given him such as a manly man, a man among men.
     He respected the ideas of others, always willing to listen to the opinions of other men, ever kind and patient to those who differed with him, willing to compromise rather than break the thread of friendship with any one.
He never identified himself with any church but he always gave liberally for the support of the church. He once made the remark in the presence of the writer, “I should not want to live in a land of no churches.” He was a firm believer in a true and living God. He hated evil in all its forms but loved good with all his heart.
     Altho his last months were accompanied with intense pain, he bore it all patiently and always greeted his friends with a smile until the last. Everything was done that loving hands and medical skill could do, but all to no avail. He fully realized that his case was hopeless and said, “I am satisfied and not afraid to die.”
     His funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the home, conducted by Rev. W. J. Fulton and was largely attended. The floral offerings were most beautiful. Burial was at Gravel Hill.

Gallipolis Journal
Friday, August 7, 1914
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Kail, Mabel Edith [Leonard]

Mrs. Kail of Cheshire Dies
     Mrs. Mabel Edith Kail, 75, a resident of Cheshire, died at Holzer hospital at 9:30 p.m. Saturday 10 hours after her admission. She was born in Addison twp., March 12, 1889, the only child of the late George and Ida Shaffer Leonard. She attended Addison schools. Her marriage to J. Horace Kail took place Dec. 29, 1906, and he preceded her in death in January, 1952.
     Three surviving daughters are Mrs. Alva (Glenna) George of Sunbury, Mrs. T. F. (Georgia) Burleson of Rt. 1 Gallipolis, and Mrs. Fred (Polly) Thompson of Cheshire. There are nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Kail was a member of Little Kyger Church, Little Kyger Grange, Ladies Aid and Farm Bureau Council.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Little Kyger Church. Rev. C. J. Lemley of Rutland will officiate and burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Friends may call at the funeral home until noon Tuesday. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the service.

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

Kanouse, Charles William [Kanous]

Charles Kanouse, Aged 90 Years, Died Wednesday
Funeral 2 Friday At Dickey Church In Harrison Twp.
     Charles W. Kanouse, 90, nearly all of whose years were spent in this county, died yesterday morning in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington. Since the death of his wife about 15 years ago, Mr. Kanouse had divided his time among his children; and recently he had been living at the home of a daughter, Mrs. R. T. Eskew, 2141 Fourth Ave., Huntington. Other surviving children are Mrs. W. E. Sheets and Mrs. E. E. Niday, Springfield, and Mrs. H. C. Neal, Urbana. There are eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
     Mr. Kanouse was a Harrison Twp. farmer during his more active days. While his friends were aware that he had become an old man, they were invariably surprised whenever they heard his exact age, for he looked to be 20 years younger.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Friday at Dickey Church, in charge of Rev. S. M. Jeffers of Huntington. Burial will be by C. R. Halley. Selected for pall bearers are John Gant, Bill Myers, Talford Niday, Hollis Sheets, Kenneth Green and Waldo Hively. Until around noon Friday, the body will be at the Eskew home.

[Note: 12/11/1854 - 7/12/1944 88 yrs. 7 mo. 1 day - s/o Samuel & Mary Worley Kanous,
born in Arkansas ; Husband of Caroline Hively Kanous per WV death cert.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 13, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Karnes, Chris

Funeral Services
      The funeral services of Mrs. Dora Karnes’ son, Chris, took place today, conducted at the grave by Rev. Thomas Maguire.
     The body, as stated yesterday, arrived on the K. & M. this morning. Mrs. Karnes’ sister, Miss Hattie Horn and her sons, Rufus and Miller of Charleston, arrived this morning and were in attendance upon the services. The pall bearers were Rufus and Miller Karnes, C. E. McCormick and Sheridan Dale. He was laid away at Pine Street Cemetery by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 28, 1908
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Karnes, Dorothy

Death of Child
     Dorothy, the three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Karnes, died Saturday at their home in Charleston of pneumonia. The body arriving here Monday was met by a few relatives and friends and conveyed to Pine St. Cemetery by Undertaker Hayward & Son.

[Note: died Nov 1910]

Gaillipolis Journal
December 1, 1910
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart                                                                         Top of Page

Kaufman, Julius M.

Big Crowd Attends Rites For Kaufman
     This Friday afternoon the body of Col. Julius M. Kaufman began its eternal rest in beautiful Mound Hill cemetery. From the grave there is an expansive vista of the city and the valley so dear to him and which he had served so long and so loyally.
     In the last rites held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, starting at 2 o’clock, there gathered a large throng of old friends and neighbors, of lodge brethren from many quarters, and of kinsmen. There the body had lain in state from 10 to 1 and others had viewed it earlier at the Hayward undertaking parlors. Long before the service opened persons began to file into the church. The body arrived Thursday afternoon from Columbus, where Mr. Kaufman’s year-long battle against arthritis had ended Tuesday evening. On the death certificate myocarditis is given as the immediate cause of death.
     Rabbi Feinstein of Huntington officiated, the services at the church and grove being under the auspices of Elks, Odd Fellows and Mechanics and the following pall bearers, all intimate friends of the decedent, were representatives of those fraternities: Fritz Ulsamer, Charleston; Harry Maddy, H. F. Houck, John McNealy, Harry M. Miller and Judge W. R. White. Beautiful flowers in great profusion were banked high on either side of the casket at the church.

[Note: Obituary has a picture & buried in Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 18, 1931
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Kaufman, Sarah

     Miss Sarah Kaufman, who was struck by a street car in Cincinnati a week ago Sunday, passed away last Saturday without regaining consciousness. She was about 50 years of age and for many years had been active in charitable work as teacher for the United Jewish Charities.
     She was a sister of Mr. J. M. Kaufman of this city who was at her bedside when she died. The last sad rites were had Tuesday when interment occurred at Walnut Hills Cemetery. Mr. Kaufman will have the sympathy of all his friends in his bereavement.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, October 13, 1905
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kayser, Gwendolyn [Evans]

     Gwendolyn Elizabeth Evans Kayser, 56, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998 in Owensboro, Ky. Born Nov. 26, 1942 in Gallipolis, daughter of Robert L. and Jewell V. Evans of Gallipolis, she graduated from Ohio University in 1964.
     She was the member of the Christian Fellowship Church of Greensburg, Pa., the Greensburg Garden Club, the American Diabetes Association and was a participant in the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Diabetes Association.
     Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Douglas A. Kayser, a son, Barton Douglas (Jill) Kayser of Avon Lake, a daughter, Leigh Ashley Kayser of Cincinnati; a grandson; three brothers, Stanley Lewis Evans, II of Columbus, Robert Stephen Evans of Gallipolis, and John Robert Evans of Boseman, Mont.; and two sisters, Robbin Evans Chamberlain of Worthington, and Deborah Anne Donskov of Westerville.
     Arrangements are by the Kepple-Graft Funeral Home, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, Pa. 15601. Memorial contributions can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, 960 Penn Ave., Suite 1000, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15601.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 8, 1998
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page

Keeler, Asbury

Asbury Keeler Dead
     Mr. Asbury Keeler passed away Sunday evening, Oct. 4, 1914, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Will Williams, in this city, whither he had been removed from the Holzer hospital several weeks ago. His funeral services will be held Wednesday at ten o’clock at his late home at Bulaville by Rev. C. E. Mackenzie.
     Mr. Keeler was born May 28, 1876, the son of David A. and Emma Wright Keeler. On Nov. 25, 1893 he married Genevieve Rife, who, with five children, Emmett, Laura, Vernon, Gladys and Sylvia, survive him. He also leaves his step-mother, Mrs. Alice Keeler of this city, and five sisters, Mrs. Eva Shively of Creola, Mrs. Emma Williams of this city, Mrs. Edith Hern of Bulaville, Mrs. Nellie Berry of Marion, and Mrs. Anna Baker of Addison to mourn his death.
     Mr. Keeler had been in ill health from cancer for two years, but bore his intense sufferings nobly. He was a member of the Campaign F. W. B. Church, and the Knights of Golden Eagle, Modern Woodman and Owl orders. His many friends bear ample testimony to his true worth as a man.

Gallia Times
Wednesday, October 7, 1914
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Keeler, Emmett D.

Former County Auditor Dies
Emmett D. Keeler, 81, a former auditor of Gallia County, died at his home, 26 Northridge Rd., Columbus at 1 a.m., Wednesday. He had been ill for many months and in recent weeks his condition had become critical.
     Prior to removing to Columbus about 10 years ago, Keeler had been active in the life of his native county. He at one time was the manager of the A. and P. store and he had taken an active part in many circles, having an abiding interest in political affairs. He was an ardent worker in Republican ranks and was elected for two terms as county auditor. He was succeeded by Emmett Slagle. He was a member of Grace Methodist Church and was a Mason.
     When he removed to Columbus he was employed by the state in the tax commissioner’s office. In the past few years prior to his final illness, he had been associated with the E. C. Jones Motor Freight Lines.
     Keeler was born in the Bulaville community of Addison Twp., the son of the late Asbury and Genevieve Rife Keeler. He was married to the former Irene Grover, who survives, along with two children born to this union, Edward of Columbus and Mrs. Richard (Marianna) Morgan, wife of Lt. Col. Morgan who is stationed in Bucknell University at Lewisburg, PA. There are two grandchildren.
     Other survivors are three sisters and a brother, Mrs. Alex (Laura) Thompson, Rt. 1 Vinton, Mrs. George Henry (Gladys) Broyles of Millersport, Mrs. Sylvia Eggleton of Richmond, Ind. And Dr. Vernon Keeler, a professor at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
     Funeral Services will be held at the Southwick Funeral home at Columbus at 2 p.m., Saturday. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Unknown Gallia County Newspaper
Date unknown
Submitted by Marjorie Wood

Keels, Thurman

Thurman Keels is Claimed
     Thurman Keels, 86, a retired Raccoon Twp., farmer, died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in a Chillicothe hospital. He was born in Lawrence Co. On Oct. 21, 1902, he married Pearl Howell, who preceded him in death on Sept. 1, 1959. The Keels operated a farm near Harrisburg, and were stalwart citizens of that community.
     Surviving are three sons and four daughters: Clayton Keels, of Cincinnati; Mrs. J. W. (Telitha) Williams, Columbus; Gilbert Keels, Columbus; Mrs. Roy (Iva) Cooper, Chillicothe; Mrs. Claude (Marie) Shepard, Lowell, Mass.; Mrs. William (Lucille) Woods, Dayton; Donaldson Keels, Gallipolis. Nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren also survive.
     He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church at Harrisburg, and served on the board of deacons for a number of years. 
     Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. EST, from the New Hope Baptist Church, with the Rev. H. H. Gillyard, Portsmouth, officiating. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday afternoon and evening at the McCoy Funeral Home in Vinton, and after 5 p.m., on Monday at the Keels’ home near Harrisburg. Active pallbearers include Dewey Keels, Bob Cooper, Chester Scott, Lloyd Howell, Everett Keels, and Harry Scott. Honorary pallbearers are Charles Ross, Charles Smith, Arthur Brooks, Lester Hale, Bert Jones, and Fred Myers.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, August 28, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Keller, Adeliza Permelia [Ripley] - see Drummond, Adeliza

Keller, Anna Cynthia [Guthrie]

Keller Rites Here At 1 Saturday P. M.
     Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Guthrie Keller, widow of Floyd Keller, will be held at 1 o’clock Saturday at the home of Judge and Mrs. J. S. Clark, 345 Fourth ave. Burial in Mound Hill by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.
     She died at the home of her brother, Levert Guthrie, who is in poor health, as is the other brother, Gus, of Charleston.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 23, 1934

Mrs. Keller’s Funeral Held Here Saturday  
     Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Guthrie Keller, widow of Floyd Keller, were held at 1 o’clock Saturday at the home of Judge and Mrs. J. S. Clark. Rev. H. H. Wilbur officiated. Burial was made in Mound Hill Cemetery, the pall bearers being David Beman, B. L. Starcher, Harry Lupton, G. B. Gillingham, James Wetherholt and Squire Mauck.
     Mrs. Keller was 70 years old on March 4. She and her husband were born and reared on adjoining farms between East Gallipolis and Kanauga.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 26, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Keller, Carrie E.

Former Gallian Dies Friday In Dunbar
     Mrs. Carrie E. Keller, 77, a former resident of Gallipolis, passed away Friday night at 10:30 p.m. at the residence of her grandson in Dunbar, W. Va. She had been in failing health for three years and in serious condition for the past week.
     She was born Feb. 10, 1888 in Gallia County and was the daughter of the late Frank P. Shaffer and June Roach Shaffer. Mrs. Keller married Ammon Keller who passed away in 1964. Two sons, Robert and Glenn also preceded her in death. Four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren survive.
     Mrs. Keller spent most of her life in Gallia County where she was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Eastern Star. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mound Hill Cemetery. The Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, has charge of arrangements.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, August 28, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Keller, Clyde

Clyde Keller Dies In Dayton Hospital
Rites Set For 2 Friday At Salem
Former Clerk of Gallia Co. Courts Was 69
     Word was received, by Frank Wetherholt early this morning that Clyde Keller, former clerk of courts of this county, had died in the U.S. Veterans Hospital at Dayton. He was a Spanish-American War veteran and had been in the hospital a good while. Later Ted Keller, a son, living in Columbus, telephoned Mr. Wetherholt the body will arrive at his funeral home Thursday and services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Salem church near Gage and buried there also.
     Mr. Keller is survived by his wife, the former Sarah Wright; another son, Charles; three daughters, Mrs. Horace Ralph and Mary and Martha. All of them live in Columbus, except Mrs. Ralph of Chicago. Clyde Keller Jr. was a casualty of World War II.
     Mr. Keller was 69 years old. He was a son of William and Martha James Keller and he and Sarah Wright were married Jan. 10, 1910, by Rev. J. F. Davis. He served two terms as clerk of courts, ending about 20 years ago. He was a Courthouse colleague of Ira. J. Mills, who killed himself early Tuesday, and who had served as sheriff from Jan. 1, 1925 to Jan. 1, 1927.

[Note: Death certificate indicates dob April 27, 1876, dod June 25, 1946. Parents: William Keller and Martha Chambers. William Keller and Martha Chambers were married in Gallia County in 1860.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 26, 1946; Clipping found in the Simmerman files, Keller file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                            Top of Page

Keller, Floyd

Funeral of Floyd Keller
     The remains of Floyd Kellar [sic] of Fayetteville [WV] were brought here today and the funeral was conducted this afternoon from the home of J. L. McDaniel, a relative. The deceased had been in poor health due to paralysis, the end coming Wednesday. He is survived by his widow and one brother, Dr. Lester Kellar, formerly of Ironton, now in California.
     Wetherholt & Entsminger had charge of the burial at Mound Hill with the last rites by the Masonic order of which he was a member.

[Note: Oct. 6, 1856 – July 16, 1919. He was the son of Stephen Gates Keller & Lynia Jane Louks Keller.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 17, 1919
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Keller, George

Death of Geo. Keller
     Mr. George Keller, of Perry Township near Cadmus, died Friday evening, aged about 78 years. His funeral services will be conducted Sunday, the 28th by Rev. Rice, his burial at Bethel by H. N. Tucker. He leaves ten children to mourn their loss, all in good circumstances.
     He was a member of Bethel church and a good religious old man that every one respected.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg.2)
Saturday, June 27, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Keller, Glenn S.

Wheel Detached From Moving Truck Kills Glenn Keller, 14, Brother of Ill-Fated Driver
Strange Accident Occurs on Eastern Avenue
Wheel Rolls 300 Feet and Then Causes Fatality
Funeral Services at First Baptist Church at 2 Wednesday.

     In a motor accident as strange as it is shocking and deplorable, Glenn S. Keller, 14, of 918 Second Avenue, was fatally injured on Eastern Avenue last evening. In less than two hours he died at the Holzer Hospital from fractures of the skull and many other injuries. A heavy wheel, breaking loose from the axle of a loaded coal truck, rolled 300 feet, crashed into the boy, knocked him down and unconscious, and then rolled 30 or 40 feet more across the street before its momentum was exhausted. But to make the accident all the stranger, the driver of the truck was Robert Keller, 18, older brother of the boy killed. They are sons of Mr. and Mrs. William Ammon Keller, who live in the old Pepple property on upper Second Ave.

Head Strikes Pavement
     The accident occurred at about 5:30, Glenn had just delivered a Columbus paper at the home of Roscoe Allen, who lives the first door below C. B. Allen’s store and on the corner of Eastern ave. and Berger Street, the latter being the street that extends out to H. P. Bradbury’s and Harry Swisher’s homes. The boy had returned to the sidewalk and turned down the street, going but a few steps when the wheel bowled him over. Whether or not he saw the wheel and made an effort to dodge it could not be learned. One resident of the neighborhood said the wheel seemed to bounce high just before it collided with the boy. The impact knocked the boy on his back or side, his head striking the concrete pavement, and then the wheel bounded over the curb and rolled across the avenue before it stopped.
     Both legs were terribly bruised and skinned and the left one seemed to be fractured at the knee. There was an injury in the groin area that might have been sufficient to cause death. The chest, too, was skinned and bruised and there appeared to be extensive fractures and cuts on the skull and scalp. Robert says he saw Glenn and recognized him, a second before the latter was struck down.
     Both parts of the double rear left wheel came off as the truck, going east, was opposite the home of John Walters. The exact spot can be determined by the markings on the street by the wheel rim. From that point to the spot where young Keller fell is estimated at 300 feet; and it was about 500 feet farther, perhaps more, to the point where the truck stopped in front of the P. E. Casto store. The other wheel took a different course, running into a garden below the Hanna filling station.

Third Fatal Accident
     Robert was hauling coal from out near Theviner to Dam 26, he said. This morning, his truck, still loaded and minus the one double wheel, was parked on Second ave., below Pine. Last evening’s accident was the third fatal motor accident in which he has figured. He was riding with Francis Evans when Vinton Cox was run into and killed here in December, 1932. Robert ran into a stranger named J. J. Stacy at the intersection of Second and Spruce one night last October, Stacy later dying from his injuries. However, no blame attached to Robert in either accident.
     Glenn Shaffer Keller was born near Cadmus and was 14 years old on April 4. Robert is the only other child of his parents. The father operates a motorized grocery and is known throughout the county. The family moved here from Vinton two or three years ago. They occupied the French City hotel for about a year and have been living at 918 Second since December.
     The boy’s body was moved to A. E. Tope’s mortuary. Funeral services will be held at the Baptist Church at 2 o’clock Wednesday, in charge of Rev. George Sagen and Rev. Earl Brewer. Burial at Mound Hill by Tope.
The following pall bearers were selected: Wilson Rust, John Newton Kerr, Clarence Boster, Fred Langdon, Junior Meadows and Morris Haskins.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, May 29, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Keller, Guy

Gage Resident Dies
     Funeral services for Guy Keller, who died Monday at 1 p.m. at his home at Gage, will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Salem Church. Mr. Keller was a brother of Clyde Keller, of Gallipolis and is survived by his widow and another brother, Fred, of this county.

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

Keller, Hattie [Wood]

Hattie Keller Dies At 90
     Mrs. Hattie Wood Keller, 90, a lifelong resident of the Gage community died at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at a Gallipolis Rest home. She had only been in Gallipolis a few days and prior to that time had lived for the past two and a half years with Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wood.
     Mrs. Keller was born in Perry Twp., on April 28, 1868, the daughter of the late Charles and Jane Carter Wood. She was one of ten children and was the last of her family. She was married to Guy Keller, who preceded her in death in 1929 and she cared for him through a long illness and later two sisters and a brother who all lived beyond the four score mark. After her husband’s death, she returned to her old home place, and during part of her widowhood, she lived with a niece, Ina Wood Bostic.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Salem Baptist Church, and burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of the Phillips Funeral Home. Friends may call at the Tom Wood home on Friday and until the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, October 30, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Keller, Laura

Death of Miss Keller
     Miss Laura Keller, living a short distance above the city, died Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock, Aug. 9, 1905, of a malignant tumor. Miss Keller had been more or less an invalid since she was 17 years old and she would have reached her 51st year next Saturday, Aug. 12.
     For five or six years her invalid condition became more marked and for some months her sufferings were pitiful in the extreme. By her kind and lady like ways, she had endeared herself to many friends and everything on earth that could be suggested almost was done to relieve and mitigate her intensely painful condition. It is not known at this writing when her funeral services will be , it depending more or less upon the arrival of her brothers, Dr. Lester Keller of Ironton and Mr. Floyd Keller of Powellton, WV.
     The funeral services for Miss Laura Keller will be conducted at an early hour Friday morning, it is thought, depending somewhat upon the arrival of Mr. Floyd Keller, of Powellton, WV. The burial will be at Mound Hill Cemetery by Undertaker Westerholt.
     Her only sister, Mrs. Frank McCormick of Oklahoma, could not be present on such short notice. She was here a few months ago and visited her quite awhile and left without expecting to ever see her again.

[Note: Born: Aug. 12, 1854; died Aug. 9, 1905]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, Aug 10, 1905
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

     Miss Laura Keller died at her home above Gallipolis Wednesday evening, August 9th, 1905, after a long and painful illness. She would have been 51 years of age next Saturday. Miss Keller had been afflicted more or less since she was 17 years of age and for the past five years had suffered greatly with a tumor. She bore her sufferings with Christian fortitude and was a kind refined lady with a host of friends who will revere her memory. At this writing no arrangements had been made for the funeral on account of the absence of her brothers who are expected hourly.

Gallipolis Bulletin
August 11, 1905
Transcribed by Jan Rader                                                                            Top of Page

Keller, Martha

Death of Mrs. Martha Keller
     Mrs. Martha Keller,widow of Wm. Keller, died at her home at Thurman Thursday night, July 31, 1924, after several months of failing health at the age of 85 years. She leaves three sons, Guy, at home, Fred of Ironton, and Clyde of this city. One daughter, Mrs. Alice Davis preceding her a few months ago. Funeral arrangements will be given later.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, August 1, 1924

Funeral of Mrs. Martha Keller
     The funeral of Mrs. Martha Keller will be at Salem church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday by Rev. Riggs of Cheshire, burial in charge of Undertaker Phillips.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, August 2, 1924
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Keller, Rebecca [Wickline]

Death of Mrs. Keller
     Mrs. S. R. Keller of Perry Township, Gallia Post Office, died last Saturday, August 15, 1908, of stomach trouble, aged 62 years. Her funeral services were conducted Monday noon at Sandfork Baptist Church by Rev. Mr. Riggs, burial at the same place following by the Wiseman Bros. She left her husband and three children, Mr. O. S. Keller of Bowling Green, O., Julia, at home and Mrs. Ina A. Alban of Gallia.
     She left three sisters, Miss Mary Wickline, Mrs. Margaret Prose of Sandfork and Miss Nancy Ann Wickline of Millersport, and brother Charles Wickline of Cadmus. She was a member of the Baptist Church and a very estimable lady. Mr. O. S. Keller and others were here to attend the funeral services.

[Note: 1846 – August 13, 1908; Age 62 yrs. 4 mos. 17 das. She was the daughter of G. Wickline.
She was married to Samuel Rufus Keller.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 18, 1908
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Keller, (Samuel) Rufus

Aged Farmer and Stock Dealer Died Wednesday
     Rufus Keller, aged 82, at one time one of the most prominent farmers and stock dealers of the county, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Julia Jones near Cadmus. Mr. Keller had been in feeble health for some time. In addition to the daughter at whose home he died, another daughter, Mrs. Ina Alban and a son, See Keller, both of Wood County, Ohio, survive.
     Funeral services will be held Friday at Sand Fork Church and burial will be in the cemetery there.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, April 25, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Keller, Sarah Alice [Wright]

County Native Dies At Son’s
     Word was received here Thursday evening of the death of Mrs. Clyde Keller, 69, in Columbus. She died at the home of her son, Ted Keller at 2295 Summit St., where she had been living. Sarah Alice Wright Keller was born in Perry Twp. Her parents were the late Andrew W. and Mary Jane Jenkins Wright. Her husband, the late Clyde Keller, who for many years was clerk of courts of Gallia County, died four year ago. About 20 years ago the family moved to Columbus where her husband operated a watch repair shop. She was a member of the Hill Crest Baptist Church in Columbus.
     The body will be brought back and burial will be made beside her husband in Salem Cemetery. At noon today Gallia County relatives did not know the day or the hour of the funeral.
     The following children survive: Ted, Charles, and Mrs. Dorothy Harrison of Columbus, Mrs. Thelma Ralph, California, Mrs. Martha Noll, Texas. She is survived by six brothers and sisters: Dave and Wyatt Wright, and Mrs. Logan Davis, Columbus, Mrs. Oscar Poole and Will Wright, Springfield; and Ben Wright, who lives at the old home place at Gallia.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 30, 1951
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Keller, Sophia Hines

Mrs. Sophia Keller, 84, Died Friday Evening
     Mrs. Sophia Hines Keller, widow of the late Alec Keller, died at five o’clock Friday evening, March 30th, 1923, after a long illness. Her death was caused by infirmities due to old age. She was born in Gallia County 84 years ago and has always resided here.
     She is survived by one brother, James Hines, who resides in Columbus. The funeral will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday. The place has not yet been decided upon, but it will probably be held at her late home on Vinton Avenue. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, March 31, 1923
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Keller, Susannah

     DIED, on the 14th ult., of pneumonia, Susannah Keller, relict of Abraham Keller, deceased, of Perry Township, aged 54 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 3, 1851
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                             Top of Page

Keller, William Ammon

Keller Rites To Be Held On Saturday at 10
     Services for William Ammon Keller, 79, retired merchant, who was found dead at his home, 107 Garfield Ave., Wednesday morning will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Dr. Howard G. Young will officiate, and burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. A Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.
     Mr. Keller, who had been a resident of Gallipolis for 35 years, was born June 16, 1884 at Cadmus. He was the son of the late John L. and Emma Hayes Keller. His marriage was to the former Carrie Ella Shaffer, who survives. They were the parents of two sons, Robert L. Keller and Glenn S. Keller, both deceased. There are four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
     He operated a grocery store in Gallipolis, and prior to his retirement operated a rolling grocery. He was a member of Morning Dawn Lodge of Masons, Gallipolis Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, Moriah Council, Royal and Select Masons, and The Rose Commandery, Knights Templar.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, April 23, 1964
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kelley, Rachel

     Died, at the residence of her son, Isaac Calohan, on the 11th inst., Mrs. Rachel Kelley, aged 67 years, 6 months, 26 days. The deceased was born in Chester County, Pa., on the 15th day of January, A.D. 1795. She was married twice and survived both husbands. Her life was a very active one, about one half of which was spent in charge of a public house. At the age of 25, she removed to Claysville, Washington County, Pa., where she remained until about six years ago, at which time she came to this place to spend her declining years with her sons.
     At the age of about 37, and near the death of her first husband, she united with the Presbyterian church, of which she continued a devoted and faithful member until her decease, when she cheerfully yielded up her soul to the Redeemer, confidently expecting the redemption of her body from the power of death at the resurrection of the just. "The path of the just is as a shining light, that shineth more and more to the perfect day." May the saver of godliness which marked her life lead others from the darkness of this world to the realms of light. J. R.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 28, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Kelley, Sallie [Brown]

Death of Colored Lady
     Mrs. Sally Kelley, (colored) wife of Alexander Kelley, living in Springfield township, died Sunday afternoon following a stroke of apoplexy, at the age of 55. She was born in Old Virginia. She had two sons having one at present in France in the service of his country.
     The funeral was conducted from the A. M. E. church by Rev. St. Clair Tuesday afternoon. Interment followed at Pine Street Cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

[Note: Feb. 1864 – May 26, 1918; Age 54 yrs. 3 mos. She was the daughter of Henry Brown.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 4)
Wednesday, May 29, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Kelly, Almira Jaritta [Deckard]

     Mr. Ben Kelly’s wife, living near Mt. Olive Church in Springfield Township, died this morning, of consumption, aged about 30 years. She left a husband and three children, and is highly spoken of.  

[Note: Sept. 14, 1864 – March 21, 1898; Age 33 yrs. 1 mo. 17das. She is buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Bidwell, Oh.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Monday, March 21, 1898
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Kelton, Sophia Joan

Kelton Infant Dies
     Sophia Joan Kelton, six months old, daughter of Luther and Bertie [Verlie] Kelton, State Street, died Sunday evening. Rev. George Sagen conducted the funeral at the home at 2 o’clock today. Burial in Pine Street cemetery by A. E. Tope. Surviving children are Reed, Marjorie, Dora and Irene Kelton.

Note: [1/20/1934 - 7/15/1934]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 16, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kemp, Albert

Albert Kemp, 69, Died Friday P.M.
Funeral Is Set For 2 Monday At Church of Christ
     Albert Kemp, aged nearly 70, a teamster at the O. H. E. died about 1 o'clock Friday afternoon at his home, 919 Third Ave., across from the railway freight station. He had suffered a stroke Monday morning.
Mr. Kemp was a large rugged-looking man, often seen in the down-town area, but quiet and reserved. He was a native of Clay Twp. And a lifelong resident of Gallia County.
     In his early manhood he married Bertha Coulson, now deceased, and they are survived by two daughters, Mabel Everhart of Greenfield and Ada Griffith of Texas. There are three grandchildren.
In 1910, Mr. Kemp married Mary Leota Broyles, who was with him until his death. Also surviving are a stepson, Leo Chick and these three brothers and four sisters, John Kemp of Chesapeake, Charles of Urbana, Leonard of Gallipolis, Mrs. Frank Wooten of Pt. Pleasant, Mrs. Eugene Shaw, Mrs. William Cromlish and Mrs. Richard Williams, all of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Garfield Ave. Church of Christ, with Rev. Ted Waller in charge. Burial at St. Nicholas Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons. This afternoon the body will be taken to the home, where friends may call.

[Note: 1875-1945 handwritten on obituary]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                        Top of Page

Kemp, Daniel L.

     Daniel Lee Kemp, infant son of Tom and Lisa Ireland Kemp, Rt. 2, Vinton, died Tuesday, July 17, 1990 at University Hospital, Columbus. He is also survived by three brothers, Kenton, Jr., Michael Jr., and Wayne Kemp, all at home, one step-brother, Eric at home; paternal grandparents, Wayne and Louis [Louise] Kemp of Vinton; and maternal grandmother, Ruth Ireland of Gallipolis.
     Graveside services will be conducted 4 p.m. today in the Morgan Center Cemetery with Revs. Ben Watts and Robert Manley officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 19, 1990
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kemp, Joseph L.

     Joseph L. Kemp, 95, formerly of Third Avenue, Gallipolis, died at 9:15 a.m. Monday in Elms Nursing Home at Wellington, near Cleveland. He was a retired employee of the Gallipolis State Institute.
     The son of Joseph and Sarah Bostic Kemp, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Edith Cromish, in May, 1972. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Vaughn (Edna) Rausch of Porter, four sons, Alfred of Wellington, Arthur of Crown City, Clark of Chillicothe and Wayne of Vinton; 12 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.
     Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, the Rev. Arthur Cromish officiating with burial in Providence Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 this evening at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan. 17, 1978 Page 10 Column 5
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Kemp, Mary Leota [Broyles]

Mrs. Kemp, 73, Dies In Hospital
     Mrs. Mary Leota Kemp, 73, 919 Third Ave., widow of Albert Kemp, died of a cerebral hemorrhage at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday at Holzer Hospital, where she had been a medical patient since June 1.
     She was born March 21, 1880, in Gallia County and was the daughter of the late Henry Broyles and Fidelo [Fidelia] Gibson Broyles. Her late father was a farmer in Gallia County. She was a retired laundry worker and was a member of the Church of Christ, Garfield Avenue.
     She is survived by one son, Leo, who resides at 919 Second Ave. and one sister, Mrs. Rhoda McIntyre, Pt. Pleasant.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday, at the Church of Christ with the Rev. Lewis Mikell, officiating. Interment will be made in St. Nicholas Cemetery. Friends may call at the Frank Wetherholt Funeral Home, Thursday evening.

[Note: There was a cemetery entry for a Mary L. Kemp with different dates (b. 1875 d. 1945)]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Wednesday, June 10, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Kemper, Edith [Saunders]

Edith Kemper
     Edith S. Kemper, 89, formerly of 638 Second Ave., Gallipolis, died Tuesday in Lecta. She was a housekeeper and attended Pentecostal churches in the area. Born Nov. 24, 1905, in Gallia County, she was the daughter of the late James S. and Mary J. Wickline Saunders.
     Survivors include two sons, Isaac Hively of Gallipolis and John Hively of Murrysville; two daughters, Mary F. Raynes of Gallipolis and Rachael M. Holley of Indiana; one sister, Lola McCombs of Patriot; and 28 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Kemper; one daughter, Mildred McGuire; three brothers, Epheriam, Clarence and Heber Saunders; and one sister, Ethel Brumfield.
     Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Willis Funeral Home where the service will be held 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Everett Adkins officiating. Burial will be in Okey Chapel. Pall bearers will be John McGuire, Gary McGuire, Robert L. McGuire, Bruce McGuire, Ike Hively, Jr., Brian Hively, Jason Snyder and Steve Hall.

[Note: Edith Kemper died 07 March 1995 in Lawrence County.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 8, 1995
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow

Kemper, Ethel

     Ethel Kemper, 85, Gallipolis, died at 6:45 a.m. today (Friday) in Holzer Medical Center. She was born Oct. 24, 1893, in Guyan Twp., daughter of the late Mary Mills. She married George W. Kemper, Sr., on Feb. 12, 1915. He preceded her in death on June 28, 1968. Mrs. Kemper is survived by one brother, Woodrow Haner, Gallipolis, and one sister, Irene Long, also of Gallipolis.
     Six sons and one daughter survive: Charles M. Kemper, Thornville; Thomas Kemper, Austin, Texas; John (Ed) Kemper, Columbus; W. Raymond Kemper, Gallipolis; Gordon W. Kemper, Gallipolis and George Kemper, Jr., Gallipolis. She made her home with her daughter, Mary Jo Kemper. One son preceded her in death. Eighteen grand, 23 great-grand and six great-great-grandchildren survive.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday at the McCoy-Wetherholt-Moore Funeral Home, Gallipolis. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens.

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

Kemper, George

George Kemper, 74, Claimed
     George Kemper, Sr., 74, a retired railroad employe, died at 9:40 a.m. Friday at his home at 131 Pine St. He retired 19 years ago after 30 years as a section hand with the Hocking Valley and Chesapeake & Ohio Railroads. Born Feb. 12, 1894, in Gallia County, he was the son of the late Henry and Mary White Kemper. On Feb. 15, 1915, he was married to the former Josephine Haner. She survives along with six sons and a daughter.
     The children are Charles Kemper, Hebron; Edward Kemper, Columbus; Thomas Kemper, U. S. Army, Germany; Raymond, Gordon and George Kemper, Jr., Gallipolis; and Miss Mary Jo Kemper, at home; and two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Keener, Columbus, and Mrs. Blanche Mayes, Crown City. There are 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
     Arrangements will be announced by the McCoy-Wetherholt Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, June 28, 1968

     GALLIPOLIS - Funeral services for George Kemper, Sr., 74, of 131 Pine St., retired railroad employee who died Friday will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the McCoy-Wetherholt Funeral Home by the Rev. Everett Delaney. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Garden. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Sunday Times Sentinel
June 30, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kemper, George Jr.

     George Kemper, Jr., 87, of Gallipolis, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2009, at his residence. George was born on March 7, 1922 in Gallia County to the late George Kemper, Sr., and Ethel Josephine Haner Kemper.
     He was a retired Stock Pile Operations Foreman for the government at General Service Administration in Pt. Pleasant, W. Va. He was an U. S. Army World War II Veteran; a lifetime member of the American Legion Lafayette Post 27, the AMVETS and the DAV.
     George was married to Helen Irene Mooney Kemper and she preceded him in death on March 15, 2001. Also preceding him death were his parents, George and Ethel Josephine Kemper, Sr.; five brothers, Raymond Kemper, Charles Mills Kemper, Thomas Kemper, Kyle Kemper and John E. Kemper.
     He is survived by a son Ronald L. (Marge) Kemper of Gallipolis, a grandson Ronald L. (Shelley) Kemper, II of Vinton, three great grandchildren Timothy Lee Kemper, Chase Allen Kemper, and Hayden Cole Kemper. Also surviving is one sister, Mary Jo (Sonny) Chandler of Gallipolis and a brother Gordon (Betty) Kemper of Gallipolis, and several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, November 9, 2009, at Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call on Monday from 1 p.m. until the time of the services at Willis Funeral Home. There will be full military rites at the graveside by volunteers of area veteran lodges.
     Please visit to send e-mail condolences.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
November 8, 2009
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Kemper, Goldie Gladys

Mrs. Wm. Kemper, 36, Dies Very Suddenly
     Goldie Gladys Kemper, wife of William Kemper, died suddenly of heart trouble at their home near Mercerville at 10 a.m. Friday. Surviving children are Charles, Williams, Henry, Audrey, Donald, Everett and Norman; also Darlene and John McGuire by a previous marriage. She was in her 37th year and married Kemper on Nov. 18, 1925.
Rev. Jennings Cremeens will conduct the funeral at Mt. Zion at 2 o'clock Sunday. Burial by Lee Stevers.

[Note: Buried Mt. Zion, no stone]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                        Top of Page

Kemper, Mildred Irene [Brickles]

Mildred Kemper Dies on Sunday
     Mrs. Mildred Irene Kemper, 51, of 1282 Eastern Ave., Gallipolis, was dead on arrival at the Holzer Medical Center on First Ave., at 9:45 p.m., Sunday. Mrs. Kemper had heart trouble, having suffered an attack about six years ago.
     She was born Aug. 7, 1918, in Middleport, daughter of the late John W. Brickles and Mary Adkins Brickles. She married Sherman Kemper on Oct. 12, 1940 in Middleport. They resided in Huntington prior to moving to Gallipolis in 1947. Mrs. Kemper is survived by a son, Sherman R. Kemper, Gallipolis, and a daughter, Brenda Kay, at home, and a brother and a sister, William Robert Brickles, Dayton, and Mrs. Bertha Hysell, Columbus.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 29, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kemper, Pearl Edward

     Pearl Edward Kemper, 87,Bidwell, died Thursday, October 7, 1993 at Holzer Medical Center. He was retired from the Herman Falter Packing Company in Columbus. He was a member of the Prospect Baptist Church.
Born Feb. 4, 1906, in Springfield Township, Gallia County, he was the son of the late Ed Kemper and Martha Moore Kemper. He married Mary Elizabeth Gooldin April 7, 1928 in Jackson.
     Survivors include his wife; two sons, Harold "Grip" (June) Kemper of Vinton and Ray (Carol Ann) Kemper of Mt Sterling; one daughter, Joan (Buck) Nibert of Gallipolis, one brother, Dale Kemper of Bidwell; one sister, Agnes __yers [missing part of name] of Bidwell; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lowell and Merrill Kemper and three sisters, Lola Sexton, Hazel Fillinger and Ethel Kemper.
     Friends may call 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton where services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Dan Bailes officiating. Burial will be in the Vinton Memorial Park.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 8, 1993
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Kemper, Ruth Ellen

     Ruth Ellen Kemper, 62, of Eureka Star Route, died this morning in Holzer Medical Center, having been in failing health for the past 14 years.  Born July 17, 1919, in Columbus, daughter of the late Robert and Mary Sedlock Clifton, she was a retired waitress.  She married Charles M. Kemper, who survives, on Nov. 30, 1946, in Columbus.  Also surviving is a daughter, Rickena Ellen Kemper of Athens; a stepson, Mills F. Kemper of Perrysburg; and 10 step-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a twin sister. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Willis Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, May 11, 1982

     Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Willis Funeral Home for Ruth Ellen Kemper, 62, Eureka Star Route, who died Tuesday.  The Rev. William Myers will officiate.  The body will be cremated.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, May 12, 1982
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Kemper, Samuel J.

Heart Attack Fatal To Kemper
     Samuel J. Kemper, 55, suffered a heart attack this morning at the home of his father, Henry Kemper, and died about 8 o’clock.
     The decedent was born on April 2, 1896, to Henry and Mary White Kemper. For the past three years in addition to caring for his large family, he cared for his mother, who has been bedfast with a broken hip. Only two weeks ago his father had the misfortune to break a hip and had just returned home from the hospital on Saturday. He was also being cared for by the son.
     Mr. Kemper was married to Miss Minnie Mae Wiggins, Oct. 3, 1919, who survives in addition to the following children: Mrs. Mary E. Jenkins, Columbus; Mrs. Frances Sheets, Bladen, Mrs. Elizabeth Stevers and Mrs. Reba Belle Kemper, Muskegon, Mich.; Everett, Morgan Center; Eugene, Samuel Jr., Margaret and Jackie, at home.
     Also surviving are the following sisters and brother, Mrs. Blanche Mayes, Mrs. Fannie Keener, Columbus, Mrs. Erle Rose, Findlay and George Kemper, Gallipolis.
     The descedent was a member of the American Legion, Lafayette Post No. 27.
     Funeral services will be held at the McCoy Funeral Home in Vinton, Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock, with the Rev. James McGow officiating. Interment will be made in Clark Chapel Cemetery by Vernon McCoy.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Tuesday, November 27, 1951
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Kennedy, Abigail

     Mrs. Abigail Kennedy, wife of John D. Kennedy, of Mercerville, O., departed this life November 14, 1894, aged 80 years. Her remains were interred at the M.E. burying ground, Swan Creek, Ohio.
     In all the relations of life as a wife, step-mother, neighbor and friend, she was, in a high degree, an example to her sex--meriting and retaining the love, esteem and confidence of all who knew her. To know her was to love her. She was lovely in disposition and possessed in an eminent degree all those qualities of heart and mind, which made every one her friend.
     She was not afraid to die and when the hour of her departure drew near, she passed away without a murmur, through the dark shadow of death into the bright world beyond. No more will the sound of thy loving voice cheer our aching hearts. Their is an empty void that cannot be filled.
     When the heart is first wrung with grief for dear ones whom it has pleased God to remove from among us, death seems to be an enemy; but when the agonies of grief have melted away into the gentle tear of recollection, there is something grand and consoling in the idea of death. So, friends, let us bow in humble submission to the will of God, remembering that her spirit is only another link in that bright, golden chain, binding you closer to heaven. Knowing something of the remorse filling the heart of the aged and stricken companion who has been called upon to part with her who has been the sharer of all his pleasures and sorrows in this life. Yet, think, dear father, that you are to travel the remainder of this life's road, only without her presence; for as you pledged yourself "To love and cherish her until death do us part," likewise pledge yourself to love and cherish her memory until death do you again unite in that bright home above.
     Thus lived and died this excellent woman. May the blessing of heaven rest upon her sorrowing relatives and friends and lead them to her godly life and holy conversation.

Jesus, while our hearts are bleeding
O'er the spoils that death has won,
We would, at this solemn meeting,
Calmly say--Thy will be done.
By thy hands the boon was given;
Thou hast taken but thine own;
Lord of earth and God of heaven,
Evermore--Thy will be done.

Gallipolis Journal
December 19, 1894
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                            Top of Page 

Kennedy, Andrew Jackson

Dies While Serving As Judge At Polls

A.J. Kennedy, Prominent Swan Creek Farmer, Expires
     A.J. Kennedy, about 70 years of age, a prominent farmer living opposite Glenwood Ferry died very suddenly Tuesday morning about 13 o'clock while serving as Judge of the Ohio Township election board. Mr. Kennedy complained to some of the men that everything was so black and upon being taken to the door, became unconscious. He was assisted to a house just across the road from the town house, where he expired within a few minutes.
     Mr. Kennedy was a well known prosperous farmer of the Swan Creek neighborhood and was a member of a fine family. He leaves two sons living out of the state and one daughter, Mary, who has made her home since the death of her mother with Mr.Tom Morton of Swan Creek. He also leaves one sister, Miss Emma Kennedy of Swan Creek with whom he made his home.

[Note: Death Certificate...Andrew Jackson Kennedy was born Dec. 29, 1858 and died Nov. 8, 1927; aged 68 years 11 months and 9 days. Wife: Mary E. Clark. Parents: C.W. and Frances Smith Kennedy. Married Aug. 17, 1884 in Gallia County.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 11, 1927
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Kennedy, Charles Drennen

Charles Kennedy Dead
     We regret to chronicle the death of Charles Drennen Kennedy, 67 years old, and a native of the Swan Creek neighborhood, which occurred on December 19, 1922, in a hospital at Portland, Oregon. Mr. Kennedy was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Kennedy, one of the pioneer families of Ohio Township, and left the parent roof when quite a young man to try his fortune in the far west. He first located in Portland, Oregon, where he married and reared a family. For several years he was a conductor on the Oregon Pacific railroad, and filled that position creditably until he was compelled to retire from the railroad business on account of an injury received when jumping from a car when the train met with an accident. He was unable to work at anything for some time.
     In later years he went to far away Alaska, where he held a position with the government until his health failed and he could no longer endure the severe climate of that country. He returned to Portland where he lived with his son Leslie until a month prior to his death. An operation was performed after he entered the hospital in the hope of saving his life, but he never rallied from the shock.
     Mr. Kennedy is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Leslie Kennedy of Villisca, Iowa, A. J. Kennedy, Miss Emma Kennedy and Mrs. Thomas Morton of Waugh Bottom. A. J. and Miss Emma reside at the old Kennedy homstead.
     Mr. Kennedy's body was cremated, and the ashes sent to his old home a few days ago where they were deposited by loving hands beside his father and mother in the family burying ground.

Gallipolis paper
December 19, 1922
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page

Kennedy, Clarence

     VINTON - Clarence (Dick) Kennedy, 48, Vinton, died Sunday evening at Holzer Medical Center after a short illness. He was born in Vinton, son of Mason S. and Ruth Dyke Kennedy of Vinton. He was a member of the Vinton United Methodist Church, a graduate of Vinton High School, and had been employed by the Union 76 Service Station in Vinton.
     In addition to his parents, he is also survived by a brother, Lawrence, South Point; a sister, Viola Butts, Columbus; two nieces and three nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister.
     Services will be Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home with the Rev. John Bryant officiating. Burial will be in the Vinton Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Tuesday.

Athens Messenger
Monday, December 29, 1975
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kennedy, Claude Ellison

Claude Kennedy Dies at 46
     Claude Ellison Kennedy, 46, an electrician, died in Holzer Hospital at 9 p.m. Wednesday. He had been a patient there for several days. He was born at Kyger on Dec. 1, 1912, the son of the late Freeman Kennedy and is survived by his mother, Ida Mae Rupe Kennedy. He is also survived by his wife the former Georgia Westfall, and four brothers and two sisters, Gerald of Rodney, Denver of Pt. Pleasant, Clair of Indiana, Delbert of Toledo, Mrs. Roy (Geraldine) Adkinson of Charleston and Mrs. Paul (Adrian) Owens of Rodney.
     The McCoy Funeral home has charge of arrangements which will be announced later.

Gallipolis Tribune
Aug. 14, 1958
Transcribed by J. Farley

Kennedy, Cornelius Wayne

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

[Note: He is buried in Kennedy Cemetery in Ohio Twp,]

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

Kennedy, Dale L.

     Dale L. Kennedy, 74, died early Friday morning at his home at 242 Beech St. in Middleport. The Middleport Emergency Unit answered a call to the home but Mr. Kennedy was dead upon the squad's arrival.
     Mr. Kennedy was born April 6, 1902 at Kyger, a son of the late Lannie and Birdie Saddler Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy was a verteran of World War II. He belonged to the Disabld American Veteans and Feeney-Bennett Post 128, American Legion. He was employed at the Gallipolis State Institute for several years.
     Surviving are his wife Helen Bradbury Kennedy; three sisters, Mrs. Otto (Phyllis) Mulford, Route 1, Middleport; Mrs. Jessie Fegley, Bradenton, Fla., and Mrs. Wayne (Annabel) Sisson, Kyger and several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home with the Rev. Chester Lemley and the Rev. Noel Herrmann officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb. 4, 1977
Transcribed by J. Farley

Kennedy, Emma

Kennedy Rites Set Saturday Morning
     Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday for Miss Emma Kennedy, 78, who died yesterday morning at the home of Kent McClure in Huntington, W.Va. The body is to arrive at the old Kennedy home near Swan Creek this afternoon, where friends may call this evening. Miss Kennedy had been ill in Huntington for the past six weeks.
     Born at the Kennedy homestead, she had spent her entire life there. Only survivors are several nephews and nieces. She was the last of her generation in the family.
     Services will be held from the Swan Creek Church, with the Rev. Frank Harding officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery under the direction of F.L. Stevers.

[Note from stone: Kennedy Cemetery, Ohio Twp - 1867-1947]

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

Kennedy, Frank

Frank Kennedy Fired Bullet Through Head on Wednesday
     Frank Kennedy, aged about 65 years, suicided Wednesday morning by shooting himself through the head with a revolver, the ball entering on the right side and coming out the left. The body was found in the barn by his wife about 7 o'clock, and she immediately notified neighbors. It is not known at just what hour Mr. Kennedy fired the fatal shot, but he was found lying cold in death with the pistol beside him.
     No reason is given for the suicide, but it is believed he was despondent. He is said to have made threats of taking his life at various times. Mr. Kennedy was quite well-to-do and well liked and respected by his neighbors. He is survived by his wife, but no children.

[Note: From tomstone 1853-1922]

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Kennedy, Gerald F.

     Gerald F. Kennedy, 74, of Rodney died Monday at Holzer Medical Center. Born Jan. 29, 1916 in Gallia County, son of the late Freeman and Ida Rupe Kennedy. He was a retired lineman of Buckeye Rural Electric Company. He was also a World War II veteran and a member of the VFW Post 4464.
     Surviving are four Nephews and two nieces. Preceding him in death are five brothers and two sisters.
     Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday at Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Mingus officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call the funeral home 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 30, 1990
Transcribed by J. Farley

Kennedy, Guy S.

     Guy S. Kennedy, 79, Rt. 1, Middleport, died at the Voiers Convalescent Home, South Shore, Ky., early Tuesday morning following a long illness. Mr. Kennedy was born Sept. 22, 1900 in Red House, W. Va., the son of the late Francis M. and Quindora Older Kennedy. He was married March 24, 1923 to the former Neva Nelson who preceded him in death November 1979. He was also preceded in death by one son and one sister.
     He is survived by two sons, Wayne Kennedy, Rt. 1, Middleport, and Carl Kennedy, Rutland; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Beulah) Smith, Cincinnati, and Mrs. Lloyd (Beatrice) Dugan, Rutland; nine grandchildren and one great granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Ruby) Pardi, Cincinnati, and Mrs. Frank (Sadie) Frazier, Sissonville, W. Va., and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
     Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Walker Funeral Home in Rutland with the Rev. Lloyd Grimm Jr., officiating. Burial was in Standish Cemetery.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 17, 1980
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                  Top of Page

Kennedy, Helen

     Helen Gail Kennedy, 87, of Overbrook Center in Middleport, formerly of Cheshire, died early thursday, September 17, 1992 at Overbrook Center. She was born on June 9, 1905 in Kyger, daughter of the late Allison and Flora Jenkins Bradbury. She was a licensed practical nurse in private practice, a member of Middleport Freewill Baptist Church and a charter member of Cheshire Chapter 450, Order of Eastern Star. She was also a member of the Eight and 40 Club, American Legion Post 128 auxiliary, and the DAV auxiliary.
     Surviving are three sisters; Mrs. Dale (Mary) Sisson of Kyger, and Mrs. Wendell (Louise) Roush and Mrs. Dale (Lucille) Mulford, both of Cheshire; a brother, Comer Bradbury of Cheshire; a special niece, Pamela Shaw of Rio Grande; and several other nieces and nephews.
     Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Dale Kennedy, whom she married on December 23, 1926; and seven brothers; Bion, Thomas, Perry, Wendell, Claude, Wymond, and Philip Bradbury.
     Services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport with Rev. Miles Trout officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. An O.E.S. service will be held on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Gallipolis Tribune
Sept 18, 1992
Transcribed by J. Farley

Kennett, Elza

Elza Kennett
Loses His Life In The Angry Flood at Pittsburg
     Mr. Wm. Kennett received a telegram this morning that his son, Elza, 38 years old, and cook for the past three months on the steamer Cruiser, had been drowned at Pittsburg.  The particulars are meager, but the boat ran on the the rocks, it is supposed at McKeesport and was sunk, and whether others were drowned besides Ezla is not known.  If the body is found Mr. Kennett says it will be brought home for burial.  Owning to the conditions of the telegraph lines and the high water it is diffucult to get any information.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 15, 1907
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Kennedy, Leo C.

     Leo C. Kennedy Sr., 70, a Middleport elementary school teacher and principal for many years, died Monday evening at Holzer Medical Center. Born July 17, 1906 in Cheshire, he was the son of Homer and Nora Mulford Kennedy. He was a member of the Middleport First Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and trustee for several years and was a member of Masonic Lodge 363 F&M, Middleport. He was manager of the Middleport swimming pool and park for several years.
     Surviving are his wife, Farie Erlewine Kennedy; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia (Patty) Slaven of Gallipolis; a son, Leo Kennedy of Tuppers Plains; a brother, Dayton, of Marietta; three granddaughters, three grandsons and two aunts, Mrs. Garnet Folden in Florida and Mrs. Jacob Schuler, Pomeroy.
     Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home with Rev. Dwight Zavitz and the Rev. Robert Bumgarner officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday until time of services Thursday. Masonic rites will be at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Daily Sentinel
Jul 12, 1977
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free                                                        Top of Page

Kennedy, Orlando [Lannie]

Broken Back Caused Miner’s Death In Holzer Hospital
     Orlando Kennedy, 38, of Kyger, passed away at Holzer Hospital at 4:45 a.m. today, Thursday, January 6, 1921, from injuries received by a fall of slate in a mine on Dec. 3, 1920. Mr. Kennedy was married and leaves a wife and three children. Undertaker De Maine of Middleport, took charge of the body and removed it to the home at Kyger.

[Note: 12/2/1883 - 1/6/1921 s/o Eli & Esther Pierce Kennedy; Wife - Birdie Kennedy; Buried at Gravel Hill Cemt. per Death Certificate]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, January 6, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kennedy, Thomas Morton

Thomas "Morton" Kennedy

(In memory of Morton, little son of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Kennedy, aged nineteen months and two days)

Darling Morton, thou hast left us
For a brighter, better home,
Where we hope sometime to meet you,
When our work on earth is done.

A mother's heart seems breaking now
For the child she loved so well;
Father and kindred mourn for thee,
And of thy sweetness love to tell.

And many friends you too have left,
Who are mourning now for you;
Though your life was short among us,
We know t'was good and true.

But we'll try to bear up bravely
While in the world we dwell,
And try to remember, with faith,
That God doth all things well.

And when we shall meet in Heaven,
There will be no parting there;
All will be joy and peace with God
Our life will be free from care.                
                                                                 Cousin Jennie

     Thomas Morton Kennedy, infant son of Andrew Jackson and Mary Clark Kennedy, died July 26, 1886, aged 19 months and 2 days.
     "Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted.,: That this is a time of mourning is evinced by the sorrow-stricken faces of parents and friends. Two weeks ago, no happier home existed than the one now bereft of the sunshine of that little countenance--the mother's love, the father's pride, and the joy of three households.
      Those who have known such sorrow can feel that tender sympathy that comes from the heart. It recalls so vividly the anguish of seeing a loved one slowly slipping from their grasp and a young life, full of hope and promise, yielded up to Him who gave it.
      Many days and nights have loving eyes watched and gentle hands ministered tenderly unto every want, while the angels hovered near him, saying, 'Come; of such is the Kingdom of Heaven". Slowly that spark of life went out and the angels triumphantly bore his spirit home, where he is waiting to welcome the loved ones on earth to everlasting life. God only loaned him to teach other the way....

[Note: buried Kennedy Cemetery, Ohio Township]

Gallipolis Paper
July 26, 1886
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page

Kent, Axie (Axia A.)

     GALLIA - Tuesday morning of last week, Miss Axie Kent, the young daughter of Milton Kent, of Springfield Township, was taken violently ill with convulsions which succeeded one another at short intervals until Wednesday morning, when she died. After her death, her effects were searched and several letters found from a young man named T. M. Glenn, who had been keeping company with her from which it was shown that the girl had been taken medicine furnished by him to produce abortion. Young Glenn, whose name is connected with the affair, is the son of wealthy parents, and has hitherto stood fairly well.

Athens Messenger
Thursday morning, September 23, 1886
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kent, Calvin

Death of Calvin Kent
     Mr. Calvin Kent, a prominent citizen of Kyger, died Saturday last. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. F. Garrett at the Kyger M. E. Church, this Monday afternoon at half past one o’clock in the presence of a large congregation, as he was an old pioneer citizen, a member of the church and a highly respected citizen.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 6, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kent, Cynthia, Mrs

Mrs. Cynthia Kent
Laid to Rest Mid the Scenes of Her Childhood Home
     The remains of Mrs. Cynthia Kent, whose sad death we briefly mentioned last week, were brought here last Saturday on the 11:33 H. V., accompanied by a mumber of relatives and friends. The funeral was held at 1 p.m. at the F. B. church, conducted by Rev.H. H. Graves, a Universalist minister of Columbus, after which she was consigned to her last resting place in the Glenn Cemetery.
     It was here Mrs. Kent played as a child, developed into beautiful girlhood; here she married and helped to establish a home of her own; where her busy life was spent, her battles fought, her faithful service rendered to the world. In this dearest of all places to her, she was laid to rest. Beautifully approporiate such a resting place, where her kindred sleep and where a few of her life-long friends remain to gather about the dear form with honest tears of bereavement, to lay her away tenderly in the narrow house with its curtains of fadeless green.
     Her girlhood home and its hospitable people ever held a warm corner in her heart. It was here the best days of her life were spent and when her last hour came and she was called to her everlasting rest, it was her desire that our Silent City, surrounded by the beauty, happiness and contentment of our people, where the flowers are sweetest and the birds warble their most melodious songs, should be the eternal abiding place of all that was mortal of her.
     Among us all she ranked always as a woman of culture, refinement, sympathy, a kind neighbor, devoted mother, and a true friend, and withall a woman of heroic mould in bravely meeting the stern requirments and often the disappointments of life.
     Cynthia L. Matthews was born at Vinton, Gallia county, Ohio, on the 23rd day of September 1846. She died at the Grant Hospital Columbus, Ohio July 29th, 1909, aged 62 years, 10 months and 6 days.
She was the daughter of Judge Moses R. Matthews and Mary Smith Matthews, and was the ninth of a family of thirteen children.
     In her early womanhood she devoted several years to the work of teacher in the public schools of Vinton and adjoining neighborhood. She was alwlays a person of kind and genial disposition which made every body her friend with whom she came to touch. Her standard of life was broad and elevating and she lived and practiced as she believed. Her entire life was an exemplification of right living.
     On Ocotber 3rd, 1880 she was married to A. R. Kent, also of Vinton, Galia county. To this union was born two sons, Raymond and Carl, who are now aged respectively 28 and 26 years, both of whom are living and residing at present in Seattle, state of Washington.
     In June 1883, she, with her husband moved temporarily to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Mr. Kent had gone to prepare himself as a telegraph operator. While a student in this school of telegraphy, he was stricken with typhoid fever and died September 12th, 1883. Mrs. Kent returned to her home in Vinton and resumed the work of teacher in the public schools. About 10 years ago she, with her two sons moved to Columbus.
     The last two years of her life was spent under trying and discouraging conditions. She became afflicted with an in-curable disease, but was always patient and un-complaining, even hopeful to the last that she might possibly get well. She often expressed a wish during her sickness to get well in order to repay in service and kindness those who had been kind and serving to her.
     She had long been a member of the Universalist church and on coming to Columbus, united with the church of her faith, in that city, and always took an active interest in the church work.
     Besides her two sons she leaves three brothers and five sisters, namely: Charles, of Washington, D.C.,; John T. and Russell of Columbus; Mrs. Esther Holcomb of Cleveland; Mrs. Geo. Rapp of Wellston; Miss Manta Matthews of Washington, D.C.; Mrs Euritta Henderson, and Miss Nan Matthews of Columbus, all of whom were present at the funeral except Charles of Washington, D.C., who was unable to be present on account of poor health.
     Among those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Russell Matthews, John T. Matthews and sons Max and Floyd, Miss Nan MattheWs, Mrs. Euritta Henderson, Mrs. Robert Wallace, all of Columbus; Mrs. Esther Holcomb of Cleveland, Mr. and Mrs. Geo., Rupp of Wellston, Gertrude Matthews of Jackson, Ed and John Kent and families of Bidwell, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Bell of Porter, Mrs. Louisa Lucas of Cheshire, Mrs. Dr. Rife and daughter, Cora, of Kyger, Sam Glenn and son Boyd, and Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Carson of near Kyger, Isaac Sansburg of Salem.

[Note: Her grave is in Old Holcomb Cemetery in Huntington Township]

Gallipolis Paper
Aug 5, 1909
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                   

Kent, Donna [Wetherholt]

Ex-Gallipolitan Called By Death
Funeral Set Thursday for Mrs. Donna Kent
     Mrs. Donna Wetherholt Kent, 73, died Tuesday morning at her home, 592 Markison Ave., Columbus, after a stroke suffered Sunday, according to word received here by her half-brother, Frank E. Wetherholt.
     Born April 1, 1878, the daughter and only child of the late George J. and Hattie Piper Wetherholt, decedent was reared to young womanhood in Gallipolis where she was graduated from Gallipolis High School in 1896. Her mother died when she was about three years old. She married Milton M. Kent Jr. in 1898 and to them were born two daughters, Mrs. Edison (Iris) Emmons and Mrs. Boyd (Frances) Summers, both of whom survive along with five grandchildren.  She was a member of the South Methodist Church.
     Funeral services will be held in Columbus, Thursday at 3 p.m. and burial will be beside her husband in Greenlawn Cemetery.  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wetherholt and Mr. and Mrs. Elias Wetherholt expected to attend the rites.

[Note: Daughter Iris was married to Edison EMMERS not EMMONS]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday September 04, 1951
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux                                                                     Top of Page

Kent, Edwin W.

     EDWIN W. KENT  - With the death of Mr. Edwin W. Kent, which occurred at his home in Bidwell on Saturday evening, March 6, 1915, Gallia County lost one of her best citizens. The funeral was held at Bidwell Church on Monday afternoon by Rev. C.O. Clark, interment following at Vinton.
     Mr. Kent was aged 54 years and all of his life had been spent in this county. In 1886, he was united in marriage with Miss Ida Clark, who with daughters Ada of Cleveland; Mrs. Edna Bowers of Columbus, Hazel at home and a son Heber of Delaware, survives him. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Robert Glenn of Pike County and Mrs. S.M. Glenn of Kyger and two brothers, John of Pinegrove and Milton of Columbus.
     Mr. Kent was a musician of more than ordinary ability and was the leader for many years of the Porter band, a well known organization. He was a gentle, kindly Christian man, who bore the respect and love of all who knew him.

Card Of Thanks
     We wish to extend our sincere thanks to our many friends and neighbors for their kindness, sympathy and floral offerings during the illness and death of our beloved husband and father. We also wish to thank Rev. C.O. Clark for his consoling words and the singers for their beautiful music.
Mrs. E. W. Kent and Children

[Note: Death Certificate..Edwin Wyatt Kent born May 30, 1860; died March 5, 1915; aged 54 years 9 months and 5 days. Parents: Milton Kent and Gianette Adney. Burial: Old Holcomb in Huntington Township. Married Sept. 18, 1886.]

The Gallia Times
March 17, 1915
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page

Kent, James A.

James A. Kent, Former Kyger Man, Passes
Born In Gallia County Village 75 Years Ago--Dies In Colorado
     James A. Kent, a native of Kyger died at his home in Denver, Colo., last Tuesday, August 19,1929, it was learned by his niece Miss Emma Boice of Kyger in an air-mail letter received last Friday. Mr. Kent was born at Kyger 75 years ago last April, and went west more than 50 years ago, and made one visit back here at the holiday season 1912-1913, with his sister the late Mrs. M. C. Boice and many other relatives and friends.
He had two strokes of paralysis a few years ago, and his death was caused by a stroke of apoplexy. His wife passed away less than two years ago, just two months after Miss Boice had paid them a visit in their western home.
     He is survived by two sons and two daughters, five grandchildren and one great grandson, all living in Denver. He also has a sister Mrs. Elizabeth K. Howard, living in St. Louis, Mo., and one sister Mrs. Dora Butcher, living in Kyger, besides many other relatives and friends living in Meigs and Gallia Counties who will regret to learn of his passing and extend their sympathy to his children.

Unknown publication & date: from scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Kent, John William

     IN MEMORY - John William Kent, son of Milton and Jeannette Adney Kent, was born near Vinton, March 12, 1855, and entered the beyond Sunday evening, Dec. 29, 1918. He was married to Augusta M. Howe at Porter, O., Nov. 18, 1882. They were the parents of the following four children, Beryl, Jeannette, Kenneth, and Myrle; all living except Beryl who died Apr. 7, 1907. One grand-daughter, Frances Bell, who has made her home with her grandparents for several years is the only grandchild, and was especially dear to him.
     John was one of a family of nine children, consisting of four brothers and five sisters. The following still live: Mrs. Agnes Glenn, Middleport, Ohio, Mrs. Augusta Glenn, Waverly, Ohio, and Milton of Columbus, Ohio.
     He united with the Methodist Church in Porter at the age of 22 years and was always an active Christian and useful member, having served as trustee, Sabbath school teacher and as a member of the choir; he played a horn as long as he was able to attend.
     He had been confined to his home for thirteen months, and was taken worse about two weeks ago, but was only confined to his bed a few days, consequently his death came as a great shock to all. He bore his sufferings with Christian fortitude and patience, trusting always in the love of one who said “He giveth his beloved sleep.” He often expressed the desire to regain his health for the sake of his dear ones, but also gave every assurance of being ready at any time to answer the summons when it came.
He often said he was anxious to see and know the realities of the future life and meet and be with the dear ones waiting. To one he said, “I know everything is prepared for me over there; it is but a step over.”
Mr. Kent was a valued member of [**** missing text ****] let us emulate his virtues.
     The funeral was preached by Rev. W. J. Fulton Thursday afternoon at the Porter M. E. Church, burial in the Long Cemetery by Kerr Butler.

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

Kent, Kathrine Walker (Mrs.)

Gallia Native Claimed at 77  
     Mrs. Kathryn Walker Kent, 77, a native of Gallipolis, died in an Oregon City, Ore., hospital on Saturday morning. She had been in failing health for a period of several years. She was the daughter or the late Samuel J. and Elizabeth Jones Walker.  Her birth took place on March 25, 1884 in Perry twp., near Cora. She was married to Harry C. Kent in Columbus on Sept. 5, 1913. They lived in Gallipolis for a number of years and their last residence in Gallia county was on Rt. 160 near Kerr. They and family moved to Oregon City in March, 1949. Mrs. Kent was a member of the First Baptist church.
     She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. W. C. (Wonga) Kyle of Oregon City and Mrs. Mary Bess Hoffman of Portland, Ore. Other survivors are a sister and four brothers, Mrs. Jessie L. Walker of Grove City, James of Thurman, Jackson T. of Patriot, Dave of Coal Grove and Charles L. of Indianapolis, Ind. Three sisters preceded her in death.
     Services and burial will be held at Oregon City on Tuesday.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 6, 1961
Transcribed by J. Farley

Kent, Kenneth Howe

Kenneth H. Kent Dies In Hospital
     Kenneth Howe Kent, 62, of Porter, died at the Veteran’s Hospital, Huntington, at 4 p.m., Friday. He had been critically ill for the past months and had been a patient at the hospital about a week.
     He was born Sept. 21, 1891, at Bidwell, to John and Augusta Howe Kent. His aged mother, with whom he had been making his home, survives. He was a sawmill operator and spent most of his life in the Bidwell-Porter community. He was a veteran of World War I.
     Besides his mother, he is survived by one brother, Myrle of Columbus, one niece, Mrs. Frances Ferrell, Louisville, Ky., two nephews, Gordon Kent, Columbus, and Kenneth Kent, Clinton, Md.
     Funeral services will be held in the Kent residence in Porter at 2 p.m. Tuesday with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the McCoy Funeral Home after 5 p.m. Sunday.

[Note: Pvt. 12 RCT CO GEN SVC INF. WW I]

The Gallia Times
Saturday, Sept. 26, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Kent, Larry Dean McCarty

Larry Dean McCarty Kent
     Larry Dean McCarty Kent, 56, of Gallipolis, died Friday evening, April 24, 2009, at his residence. Born May 2, 1952, in Gallipolis, he was the son of the late Oscar James and Olga Gibbs McCarty.
     In addition to his birth parents, he was preceded by his adopted parents, Raymond and Virginia Conley Kent, and by two brothers, his twin brother Terry and Joe McCarty.
     Larry worked as a dietary aide at Scenic Hills Nursing Home for over 26 years. He greatly enjoyed electronics and listening to gospel music. He was a former member of the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church in Paintsville, Ky.
     He is survived by four brothers, Ron McCarty of Gallipolis, with whom he made his home, Donnie McCarty of Point Pleasant, W.Va., John (Pam) McCarty of Logan, and Dale (Mary) McCarty of Gallipolis; a special nephew, Keith McCarty of Gallipolis; and his extended family, Ed and Donna Willet of Gallipolis, Sheila Atha of Gallipolis, and Virginia Vansickle of Gallipolis.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with Pastor Randy Carnes officiating. Burial will follow in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 2009                                                                                                     Top of Page

Kent, Milton Mathew

Native of Porter Dies In Columbus
     Milton Kent, 79, native of Porter, died Thursday in Grant Hospital in Columbus of cancer following a brief illness. For many years a for[e]man employed by the Carnegie Steel works in the capitol city, he had been retired for several years. He was a man of stalwart physique and pleasing address who greatly enjoyed making an annual pilgrimage to his native heath with his wife, the former Donna Wetherholt, whom he married in 1898.
     Surviving beside[s] the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Edison (Iris) Emmons [Emmers], and Mrs. Boyd (Frances) Summers, both of Columbus, together with a number of grand children and great grand children.
     Funeral services were being conducted this afternoon at the Cooke and Son Funeral Home in Columbus with burial to follow in Green Lawn Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wetherholt and Elias Wetherholt, Mrs. George Hern and Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Rowan were in attendance.

Gallipolis Saturday Times Sentinel
Saturday November 12, 1949
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Kent, Rebecca E.

     Rebecca E. Kent, daughter of Judge H. A. Kent and Matilda Kent, was born February 4th, 1865, In Ewington, Gallia County, Ohio, and died September 3d, 1894 at the home of her parents, near Middleport, Ohio, aged 29 years, 6 months and 29 days.
     She was married twice - the first time to Nelson B. Grover, the second time to John Harmon, who now survives her. She leaves 2 children - Chloe Grover, aged 6 years, and Eve Harmon, aged 18 months, whom she committed to the care of Almighty God on her death bed.
     Rebecca joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in Gallipolis, Ohio, when she was about 12 years of age, but was not converted until some years later, at Porter, Ohio.
     She took sick at her home in Huntington, West Virginia, on the 18th day of March, 1894. From the first she said she would never get well. She yearned to come home - home to her father, mother and sisters - the happy home of her childhood. Oh! How much that meant to her, God only knows. She got a little better, and came home on the 2d day of June, 1894. How glad she was to get home! Although, as she said, she “came home to die.”
     For a short time she seemed to grow better, and her eyes that had been dimmed with tears, now brightened and for a while we fondly hoped we could rob death of his victim. But, alas! It was not to be as we hoped. The Lord must come to claim His own. She grew suddenly worse, and suffered intensely. But she bore it all with patience and resignation. “Death had lost his sting” long before she died, and she could exultingly exclaim, “Oh grave, where is thy victory?”
     During her last sickness, she gave frequent witness of her faith and hope in her loving Savior. But she is dead! Oh, no, not dead, but gone before. The remembrances of her will live with us, and the words, “Pa, kiss me,” will linger and reverberate along the years of life, until we meet on the other shore.
                                         Her Father and Mother.

The Bulletin
Saturday, September 22, 1894
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kent, William F.

William F. Kent Rites To Be Sunday
     GALLIPOLIS - Funeral services for William F. Kent, Vinton, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Vinton Baptist Church with burial in the Vinton Memorial Park. 
     Three daughters, Mrs. Neva Denney, Mrs. Flossie Burlile, and Mrs. Hazel Painter of Vinton, survive, as do three sisters, Mrs. Myra Wellington and Miss Carrie Kent of Porter and Mrs. Frankie Allen of Columbus.

Athens Sunday Messenger
December 29, 1946
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kepner, William

Died in San Francisco
     Word has been received of the death of William Kepner, son of Mrs. Sarah Kepner Hamblin of this city.  He was born and raised in Gallipolis and was thirty-eight years of age. Burial was made in San Francisco.

[Note: has a California, Death Index, 1905-1959 record for a William Keppner age 40 who died March 9, 1923, in San Francisco.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday July 17, 1923
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Kerns, Climena

Death of Mrs. Kerns
     Mrs. Climena Kerns, wife of Thomas Kerns, died at her home in this city Saturday morning, Feb. 6, 1909, at the age of 67 years, after an illness of four or five years of cancer.
     Mrs. Kerns was born near Northup and was the daughter of the late Aldis Harrington. Before and after her marriage, she lived in the vicinity of Northup, until the family moved to this city a year ago.
     She is survived by her husband and 8 children, as follows: Mrs. Charles Payne of New Albany, Indiana; Eugene Kerns of Plover, Iowa; Bert of Northup, Mrs. Clem Hay of Huntington, Mae, Mrs. Omar Odell, Blanch and Henry, all four of this city, and one sister, Mrs. Ham Rader of Northup.
     Mrs. Kerns was a good woman, devoted to her home and family, who will have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends.
     The funeral services were held at the residence Monday afternoon at 1:30 by Rev. A. P. Cherrington and the interment at Mound Hill by Undertaker Wetherholt. Mrs. Hay and Eugene were unable to attend the funeral.

Gallipolis Bulletin
February 12, 1909
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page

Kerns, Emma

Emma Gatewood Kerns, Aged 93, Died Sunday in Williamson, WV
Was Known as "Aunt Emma" And Was Widely Revered
     "Aunt Emma" Kerns, an outstanding, matriarchal figure of a prominent Gallia County family, died at 11:30 Sunday morning at the home of her only living daughter, Mrs O. H. Booton, in Williamson, WV. She was 93 years old last April 23 and the widow of A. Wayne Kerns. 
     Because of ailing health she was removed from her home here to Williamson early in Oct. 1943. She received constant and loving care but as the months passed by she grew weaker, especially after suffering a severe setback early this year. She had been bedfast for months and calmly and philosophically awaited the end.

Widely Acquainted
     Emma Gatewood Kerns was a native of this county and spent most of her years in Gallipolis. She was a leader and a favorite of her generation and revered and loved by all the younger folk who came into the orbit of her wholesome influence.
     Long after she passed the four score mark, as a result of visits and travels with Mr. & Mrs. O. O. McIntyre, (the latter the decedent's niece), she became well acquainted with and was entertained by many such notable as Will Hays and the late Will Rogers.
     Emma Gatewood was born in Ohio Township between Swan Creek and Crown City and was one of 10 children of James and Elizabeth Lowry Gatewood. She was born April 23, 1852, nine years before the Civil War. Her father was a Union Captain in that great conflict and after the war he and his family moved to Gallipolis and he became the pioneer furniture maker of the city and thus the founder of an industry that was the mainstay of Gallipolis for more than a generation.
     On Sept. 22, 1872, Emma C. Gatewood and A. Wayne Kerns, who had brought home a bullet in his body from the war in which her father had served so ably, were married. he was a bookkeeper and accountant and became an important figure in furniture manufacturing here and he and wife became leaders in the Methodist Church and in such organizations as the G. A. R. and Mr. Kerns became too, an influential factor in local politics and served two terms as County Auditor in the '90s'. Mrs. Kerns served as his deputy at least part of the time.
     To them were born three lovely daughters. The oldest Helen, widow of Lewis B. Shaw, died Oct. 1, 1943. The second daughter, Mrs. James T. Johnson, died in 1900. The youngest, Mrs. Maud Booton, together with 11 grandchildren survive. Also surviving are two brothers and one sister, Charles (Doc) Gatewood, living near the old Gatewood homestead above Crown City; Edward E., Everett, WA and Mrs. Laura Mullineaux, Gallipolis. Another brother, the county's last surviving Union Solider, Capt. James Gatewood died Sept. 17, 1943.
     In her more active years Mrs Kerns was chaplain of the D.A.R. chapter. She was an omnivorous reader, was blessed with a retentive memory, was a charming conversationalist and ever welcome in any circle she cared to enter.
     For a short period after the turn of the century Mr. & Mrs. Kerns lived at Stony Creek, VA, where Mr. Kerns managed a lumber operation and where a new post office was named Kerns in his honor. For some months about two decades ago they lived at Williamson and after their return to Gallipolis he served a period of years as a Justice of the Peace.
     Mrs. Kearn's body will be brought here today by Funeral Director F.J. Entsminger.

Rites 2 [o'clock] Wednesday.
     Funeral services for Mrs Emma C. Kerns will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday at her old home on Third below Locust. Interment will be in Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Stone 1852-1945. Death Certificate: Emma was born April 23, 1852, Crown City, Gallia County; died Aug 5, 1945 in Williamson, Mingo County, WV; 93 years, 3 months and 13 days of age.]

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

Kerns, Florence

Mrs. Kerns Dies Saturday at Age 98 in Columbus
     Mrs. Florence Kerns, 98, a native of Gallia County and a resident of 1138 Bryden Rd., Columbus, died Saturday morning in a Columbus nursing home.
     She was born in Harrison Twp., daughter of the late John and Rebecca Howell. Her marriage was to Charles W. Kerns, who is deceased.
     She is survived by two sons and a daughter, Curtis E. Kerns, of Columbus, Cecil H. Kerns of Meteer of Michigan. [NOTE: This may be a mistake in the obit, Meteer may be the first or last name of the daughter] There are eight grandchildren. Other survivors in Gallia County are three nephews and a niece, Judge John W. Howell, Harry Howell, Mrs. James Walker and Garrett Kerns.   
     Mrs. Kerns was a member of Bethel Methodist Church. Services will be held at 1:30 a.m. [NOTE: another misprint] Tuesday at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, and burial will be in Union Cemetery.

Unknown newspaper
January 26, 1965
Transcribed by Marjorie Wood

Kerns, Frederick

     Died, in Green township, on Saturday last, Mr. Frederick Kerns, in the 92d year of his age.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 11, 1867
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Kerns, George

Death of George Kerns
     Mr. George Kerns, son of Mr. Ansel Kerns of Moody, aged about 19 years died of stomach trouble Sunday night. He was a nice young man and only sick a week____________. He ____ been______ home over in West Virginia and was taken ill after arriving at  ______. He sat up Sunday and was not thought to be at all dangerous and died rather suddenly. The funeral services will be held at Mt. Pleasant _____ Church Thursday morning, Undertaker Wetherholt officiating the burial.

[Note: March 27, 1876 – July 27, 1896; Age 20. His parents were Ansel Evan & Lurana Georgina Thierry Kerns. He is buried in Macedonia Cemetery in Harrison Twp.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Monday, July 27, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Kerns, George

Death of George Kerns
     Mr. George Kerns of Harrison Township, stricken with paralysis last Wednesday forenoon (mention of which was made in the paper at the time) from which he never rallied sufficiently to speak. Departed this life Monday morning December 7 1896 at 3 o’clock aged 77 the 22nd of last September. He received a fall from a persimmon tree a couple of weeks before the stroke, but it is not thought that had anything to do with his paralysis. About one week before his illness he became blind and was unable to see to any extent. For three or four days he had not been feeling well and complaining of his head and on the Saturday before Dr. Williams of Mercerville, was called to see him, but he was not considered seriously ill, ate his meals regularly up to the morning when he was stricken and at the time of the stroke was sitting and talking with a friend.
     His funeral services were conducted, Tuesday forenoon by Rev. M. H. Rice, at Mount Carmel Church, the burial following at the graveyard of that church by Undertaker Weatherholt.
     He leaves children as follows: Ansel, Mrs. J. R. Boster, Mrs. S. D. Neal, Mrs. C. C. Neal, Charles W. of the county, and Mrs. W. H. Huron of Lawrence Co, Mrs. T. J. Coffman of Hume, Ill and Jacob and John of Chester, Nebraska. His wife died eight years ago. All of his children will be at the funeral services except Mrs. Coffman and his two sons Jacob and John. He has two sisters, Mrs. W. M. Steiger and Mrs. Abe Gilbert who survive him. He was a brother of John, Henry Adam and Jacob Kerns all of whom are dead.        
     Mr. Kerns was born here in the county and had lived on the farm where he died for fifty years. He belonged to the M. E. Church of Mount Carmel for over 30 years and lived up to its discipline faithfully. He was a kindly hearted man, liberal and charitably inclined, honorable and upright in all his dealing with his fellow man, and enjoyed their utmost confidence and esteem and his death will be sincerely mourned by all who knew him.

Gallipolis Journal
Friday December 11, 1896
From the papers of Pat Compton
Transcribed by Marian Schoonover, Great-gr-grandaughters

Kerns, Henry

     Mr. Henry Kerns, of Green Township, of whose serious illness we made mention last week, died Thursday night. He was about 76 years old. His disease at first was of the heart, but the immediate cause of his death was hemorrhage of the bowels. He leaves a widow and four children. He was a good natured kind man, and probably without an enemy in the world. He was always a resident of this county, and the good name he leaves behind makes him loss keenly felt by all.

Obituary - The (Gallipolis) Bulletin
Vo. XVI, No. 19, April 6, 1881, page 3, column 1
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Kerns, John

Death of John Kerns
     Mr. John Kerns died at his home on the Chillicothe Road, about a mile from town, last Sunday evening, at seven o’clock. He was in the eighty-fourth year of his age, and about two weeks ago was taken ill with the flux, and never rallied.
     Mr. Kerns was born in Green Township, this county, and lived here most of his life. In 1833 he was married to Miss Elmira Blazer, and to them were born seven children, three of whom are now living.
Mrs. Kerns died, and in 1852 Mr. Kerns married the widow of Daniel Skinner. To this union one child, Mr. Charles Kerns, was born. Mrs. Skinner-Kerns died in 1878 and in 1879, he was married to Mrs. Lawson, widow of the late Hon. John Lawson, who survives him and mourns the loss of an affectionate and indulgent husband. Although Mr. Kern’s death was not unexpected, it was nevertheless a shock to his wide circle of friends. He was one of the best known men in the county and was high respected by all.
     The funeral services were conducted at the house by Rev. W. E. I. d’Argent on Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock, burial at Centenary.

The Bulletin
Saturday, October 4, 1894
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Kerns, Julia A.

     Mrs. George Kerns, living near Yellowtown died on Tuesday last, and was buried on the following day at Mt. Carmel, the Rev. Mr. Morrison conducting the services, with Wetherholt as undertaker. Mrs. Kerns was sixty-four years old, and leaves a husband and nine children.

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

Kerns, Larana G. [Thierry]

     KERNS - Lurana G Kerns, wife of Ansel Kerns and daughter of J.N. and Sarah E. Thierry, died April 19, 1883, aged thirty three years, three months and twelve days. She was converted and joined the United Brethren Church February, 1867, and remained a Christian until death. Having lived in Christ, when death came she was ready. She has gone from the embrace of loved ones here. Her body sleeps in the tomb, but her immortal soul has gone to dwell in rest among the Christ-redeemed in the spirit world. She is safe from the ills of this world and died loved by all. She leaves a husband and five children to mourn their loss. H. T.

[Note: Buried in Dickey Chapel Cemetery in Harrison Township]

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, May 10, 1883
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Kerns, Mary

Death of Mary Kerns
     Mrs. Mary Kerns, widow of the late Henry Kerns, of Green Township died this morning August 34th [sic] 1898, at 9:30, aged 88 the first day of last May. Her funeral services will be at Centenary conducted by Rev. J. W. McCormick Friday morning, at 11, the interment following at the same place.
     Mrs. Kerns was born in Meigs Co. but spent the most of her life here. She became the mother of five children the surviving ones being Thomas Kerns, Mrs. John Smeltzer, and Mrs. Madeline Skinner, widow of John Skinner. She was a member of the M. E. Church and a splendid good woman with a host of friends.

Gallipolis Journal,
30 Aug 1898

Death of Mrs. Mary Kerns
     The friends of Mrs. Mary Kerns, of Green Township, will be pained to hear of her death which occurred at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning, August 23, [sic] '98. She was dutiful to her God, a member of the M. E. church and highly regarded by her friends. Two weeks ago she fell out of a window, a distance of 14 feet, sustaining injuries which hastened and caused her death.
     She was the relict of Henry Kerns and had reached the advanced age of 88 years. Three out of five children survive her, viz. Mrs. Louisa Smeltzer, Thomas Kerns, and Mrs. Madaline Skinner, with whom she made her home.

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Kerns, Rhoda DeWitt

Mrs. Kerns, 91, Dies At Home Of Grandniece
     Mrs. Rhoda DeWitt Kerns, 91, died at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her grandniece, Mrs. Walter (Laura) Wise, 848 Second Ave. Her husband, Jacob Kerns, died in August, 1941. Born Dec. 10, 1859, in Harrison Twp., near Mt. Carmel, the decedent spent her long lifetime in the vicinity of her birthplace except for a short time in Nebraska, in Jackson, and for the last couple of years at homes of Gallia County relatives.
About two years ago she went to the home of Fred Neal on State Rt. 141, and last autumn moved to the home of Fire Chief Walter Wise.
     Always active in church work, Mrs. Kerns was a member of Harrison Twp.’s Mt. Carmel Methodist Church, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate and burial will be made by O. E. Elliott in the church cemetery. It was requested that flowers be omitted. A brother, A. L. DeWitt, Grove City, survives.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 28, 1951
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kerns, Susannah

     KERNS - At the residence of her daughter, in Gallipolis Township, on the 6th of November, 1874, Mrs. Susannah Kerns. She was upwards of 87 years old. Mrs. Kerns was the mother of John, Henry, Jacob, George, and Adam Kerns.

Gallipolis Journal
12 Nov 1874, Col. 4
Transcribed by Sunda Peters

Kerns, William Nelson

Death Beckons To. W. N. Kerns Once Gallipot
End Comes Friday Evening At Home in Marietta
Burial Here Sunday P.M.

     Nelson Kerns, a native of Gallia County, and former resident of the city, died suddenly about 5 p.m. Friday at his home in Marietta. Mr. Kerns, the only surviving son of Jacob and Elizabeth Kerns, was born in Harrison township about seventy-five years ago.  In early manhood, he married Miss Ella Phillips of Springfield township, and soon after came to Gallipolis to reside.  He built the house where Dr. J. P. Haskins now resides, and lived there until about twenty years ago when he located in Ironton.  He was a traveling salesman for an Ironton Stove concern, moving to Marietta, perhaps ten years ago.  He retired from active business five years ago, since which time he has been failing in health.
     Surviving are the widow and two daughters, Barbara, at home, and Hazel, wife of Sheldon Gilman, who lives in New York.  A third daughter, Ethel, died when but a small child.  He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Stone and Mrs. Dora Rife, of Columbus.
     Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. at his late home, burial to follow in the family burial lot here in Mound Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, January 9, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kerr, Bessie L. [Lasley]

Mrs. M. M. Kerr Dies Sunday At Age 67
     Mrs. Bessie L. Kerr, 67, died Sunday evening at her home, 35 W. Washington St., after a year’s illness.  Born at Gallipolis, daughter of the late A. F. and Laura Lasley, she had lived in Athens for the past 36 years, where she was a member of the First Methodist Church, WSCS and the Eastern Star.
     She is survived by her husband, Merrill M. Kerr, and a sister, Mrs. Hayward Alexander, Huntington, W. Va.  In addition to her parents, a brother, Otto Lasley, died previously.
     Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday 2 p.m., at the First Methodist Church by Dr. John M. Versteeg, with burial at Mound Hill Cemetery in Gallipolis.  Friends may call between 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday noon at the Dowler-Ferguson-Hughes funeral home and at the church from 1 p.m. Tuesday until the time of services.  The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Athens Messenger
Monday, July 16, 1951
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kerr, Caroline

Death Of Mrs. Kerr
     Mrs. Caroline Kerr, widow of the late John N. Kerr and daughter of John and Ruth (Knox) Cherrington, died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 3, 1900, in her 80th year, having been born Oct. 6, 1821.
     She was united in marriage with Mr. Kerr Aug. 25, 1846 and bore him seven children, Charles W. (dead), Harriet I., wife of Safford Mills, at whose house she died, Charles Warren, ticket and freight agent of the Hocking Valley Railroad and merchant and Postmaster at Kerr Station, Fannie H., wife of Charles A. Hutsinpiller, of Ironton, both of whom in attendance upon her funeral services, Edward E. and Cassius C. in the West and Allen M.(dead).
     She was her husband's second wife. He was a very prominent citizen of the county. His first wife was Isabel Morrison by whom he became the father of Augustus P., Mary A. Powell, Marie Walker, wife of Milton Walker, James M. and William M. and Susan C. Blake--all dead and Samuel J. Kerr of Springfield Township. He was commissioner of the county for ten or a dozen years. His father, John Nisewauge Kerr was born in 1804, his own and wife's parents settling in Green Township in 1802, his father cutting down first tree in that township.
     Mrs. Kerr, the subject of this sketch, was of noble Christian character, a member of the M.E. Church 70 years and was more than a mother to her husband's first children. Since his death she has resided at the old homestead, about five miles out the Porter Road, when not visiting among her children. She had been to Cincinnati in the summer to have her eyes treated, had visited her daughter, Mrs. Hutsinpiller, in Ironton, came home and was taken ill at her daughter, Mrs. Safford Mills, at first with heart trouble and later with softening of the brain.
     Rev. W.H. Gibbons assisted by Rev. J.W. McCormick, conducted her funeral services this Monday morning, Nov. 5, at Mt. Zion Church, where Undertakers Hayward and Son laid her away in the cemetery [rest of article missing]

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 5, 1900
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Kerr, Cassius Clay

C. Cass Kerr Dies at Home in M. Vista, Colo.
     Cassius C. Kerr, a brother of the late C.W. Kerr, died New Year's night at his home in Monte Vista, Colorado, according to word received by his nephew, Homer Kerr. He would have been 80 years old next April 15.
     Mr. Kerr was the last survivor of seven children of John and Caroline Cherrington Kerr and was born in the brick dwelling this side of Kerr Station where David Pickens and family have lived for a number of years. Mr. Kerr's wife, who was Eliza Womeldorff, a sister of Lewis Womeldorff, died August 17 from injuries received in falling from a horse.
     They are survived by a son and daughter, John of Denver and Anna at Monte Vista.
Mr. and Mrs. Kerr went to Colorado years ago because of serious lung trouble developed by the latter and he engaged in the real estate business.
     Burial was made in or near Monte Vista.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 4, 1937
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Kerr, Charles L.

     Charles L. Kerr died Tuesday July 3, 1883, of dropsy following consumption. Mr. Kerr was 35 years of age and had been sick for several months. This is said to be a well attested case of consumption by infection, his wife having died of the disease. The funeral services were held at the house Wednesday, by Rev. George E.J. Richards.

Gallipolis Journal
July 12, 1883
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Kerr, Charley

     At about 10 minutes before four o'clock Monday, March 14, 1910, after we had gone to press the sad intelligence was phoned to us that Charley C. W. Kerr, Jr., the youngest son of Mayor C. W. Kerr had just passed away. It was hardly unexpected but wherever the news was sent it fell on sympathetic hearts and caused sorrow, and the heart of every one goes out to the afflicted parents in what we feel must be the greatest sorrow of all their life.
     Mr. and Mrs. Kerr were the parents of seven sons: Frank of Columbus, Homer, Ross, Merrill, Cass and James all married and settled in life and then there was Charley, in his 10th year, the kid, the little lamb of the flock, the pet of papa, mama and all the elder brothers - bright, extremely intelligent and very promising and a general favorite all about town with every one that knew him and most every one did, for he was always with his father when out of school and might be said to have been a constant companion of his father and we know that the grief in the hearts of the family at his death is almost too hard for them to bear.
     A week ago Sunday he got with another little boy, Lester Lear, some distance from his home and they had a toy pistol between them and in some way he was shot through the palm of his left hand. It occurred at or near Mrs. Woolweaver's near the hosptial.
     Mrs. Woolweaver washed his hand and Mr. Ed Womeldorff passing along in his auto she sent him home with him and Dr. Bean was called and attended him, carefully and he seemed to be getting along well. Thursday when the Doctor was called away and continued to do so until Saturday when he began complaining of his jaws aching and he still complained Sunday, but he was permitted by his father to accompany him on a drive out to Kerr Station to see his brother Ross and wife. When he returned about 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon he was complaining much. Physicians were called immediately and the rest has been told.
     The funeral services will be Wednesday morning at Mt. Zion at 10 o'clock conducted by Rev. Arthur P. Cherrington, the interment following at the same place by Wetherhold. The pall bearers will be Messrs. Fred Plymale, John Summers, Clarence Booth and John Worman.

Gallipolis Paper
March 15, 1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Kerr, Edward P.

Ed Kerr Dies At Home Here
     Edward P. Kerr, long ill, died about 2 o'clock this morning at his home in part of the double house at Spruce and Third. During most of his adult life Mr Kerr was connected with furniture factories here. He was a son of the late Samuel and Lucille McNealey Kerr.
     Not much biographical data were obtainable today; but he is survived by his wife and the following children: Edward S. Kerr, Gallipolis; Mary Louise Kerr, Lima; Mrs. C.R. Sturgeon, Nitro. There is a grandson, James Edward Sturgeon and three sisters, Mrs. Ida S. Foskitt, Quaker Bridge, NY; Mrs. Pearl McMillan, Detroit and Mrs. J.B. Spencer, Roanoke, VA.
     While funeral arrangements have not been completed, it was announced that Rev. Lewis Weber Sishler will be in charge and that interment will be made in Pine Street Cemetery by A.E. Tope at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

[Note: Edward P. Kerr born May 4, 1870; died Oct. 12, 1939, aged 69 years, 5 months and 8 days. Wife Elizabeth. Cabinet Maker ..Cause of Death: Cerebral Hemorrhage]

Gallipolis Paper
Oct.13, 1939
From the Debbie Carter Evans Collection
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Kerr, Edward S.

     Edward Samual Kerr, 78, 1008 Fourth Avenue, Gallipolis, died Sunday at Holzer Medical Center.
He was a retired superintendent for Hirsh Electrical Contractors. Born Nov. 26, 1910, in Gallipolis, he was the son of the late Edward P. Kerr and Elizabeth (Kleen) Kerr. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Mildred Hutchinson on Nov. 16, 1973, whom he married on Oct. 3, 1937. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Russell (Jane) Young of Gallipolis; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Russell (Lucy) Sturgeon of Nitro, WV.
     He was a member of the Ironton Masonic Lodge, member and past officer of the chapter council and commandry of Gallipolis and a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II.
     Services will be Wednesday, 1 p.m. at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph Hefner officiating. Burial will be at the Pine Street Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Masonic services will be Tuesday, 8 p.m. by the Morning Dawn Lodge #7.

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

Kerr, Emily

Capt. Kerr’s Daughter Dead
     Miss Emily Kerr died at Huntington at the home of her sister, Mrs. Chas. Buchannon. Miss Kerr was 70 years of age and a daughter of the late Capt. Wash H. Kerr, of Ironton, one of the most prominent steamboat men of his day.

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

Kerr, Fannie

     Kerr - At her residence in this city, November 7th, 1881, Mrs. Fannie, wife of Mr. Charles F. Kerr, after an illness of one year with consumption. She left a husband, and one daughter aged nine years, to mourn their loss. She was buried in the Gallipolis cemetery.

Gallipolis Bulletin
November 22, 1881
Also in Gallipolis Journal.
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Kerr, Florence [Jones]

Mrs. Kerr Dies At Age 81
     Mrs. Florence Jones Kerr, 81, widow of A. P. Kerr, died at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday in Holzer Hospital where she had been a patient for two weeks. Mrs. Kerr had been in failing health for the past year.
A noted singer, she was a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music and after her graduation, she taught vocal music. She was a member of the Grace Methodist choir for 40 years. An active club woman, she was a member of the Philomatneon Club.
     Mrs. Kerr was born on June 9, 1880 in Lawrence county, the daughter of the late Jenkin N. and Mary Davies Jones. She was one of eight children and is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Margaret Drummond, who made her home with her at 200 First Ave.; Miss Elizabeth Jones of Oak Hill, Mrs. Florence J. Jones of Gallipolis and Mrs. Jean Henderson of Wichita, Kansas. A number of nieces and nephews survive including Mrs. Allen Silver of West Jefferson, who was reared in the Kerr home. Two brothers and a sister who are deceased were Mabel Dell O’Brien, John N. and Jenkin E. Jones. Her early life was spent in the Patriot community.
     Mrs. Kerr was married to Augusta P. Kerr of Kerr on May 14, 1902 in the First Presbyterian Church. They made their home in Ironton, where he was associated with a bank and came to Gallipolis in 1908 when he became cashier of the newly opened Commercial and Savings Bank. Mr. Kerr preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 1958.
     Mrs. Kerr was a member of Grace Methodist Church. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Hughey Jones will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, May 23, 1962
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page

Kerr, Francis E.

Francis E. Kerr
     Francis E. Kerr, 94, a former resident of 133 Third Ave., Gallipolis, died at 6:20 p.m., Tuesday in Holzer Medical Center. Born Feb. 2, 1890, in Walnut Township, Gallia County, son of the late John W. and Catherine Notter Kerr, he was a retired businessman. He was in the grocery business for 25 year and was a member of First Baptist Church.
     His first wife, Millie Saunders, to whom he married on Jan. 8, 1913, preceded him in death in April 1948. His second wife, Martha Vermillian, to whom he married Aug. 28, 1952, preceded him in death in July 1960.
He also is preceded in death by two sons, John Newton, who died in 1936, and Maurice, who died in 1976; by three brothers Homer, Curtis and Clarence; and by three sisters, Ora, Ossa and Lille. Surviving are two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joseph Godwin officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Thursday.

[Note: Francis Kerr died April 10, 1984.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date, April 1984
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow

Kerr, Hazel

Miss Hazel Kerr, Former Resident Here, Is Dead
     Miss Hazel Edith Kerr, 42, a native of Gallia County, died suddenly Thursday evening in Detroit, Mich., at her home, 250 E. Grand Blvd. At the time of her death, she was employed as a stenographer and bookkeeper at the Detroit unemployment office.
     Miss Kerr was born in this county on June 20, 1915, the daughter of C. M. and Della Steger Kerr, who survive. The parents live at 227 S. Burgess Ave., Columbus, where the family moved from Gallipolis in 1946. Miss Kerr, prior to going to Detroit, worked in Columbus for a number of years. While the family lived in Gallipolis, the father was engaged in the grocery business and the family home was on Cedar St. in the present Preston residence. She attended Gallipolis schools and is a graduate of Gallia Academy High School and a Columbus business college.
     In addition to the parents, she is survived by a sister and brother, Mrs. Addison Black of Orient and Raymond of Columbus. She was a niece of Francis Kerr, Mrs. Luther Shoemaker and Mrs. Helen Wood of Gallipolis.
     Miss Kerr was a member of the Glenwood Methodist Church in Columbus and the pastor of that church, Rev. J. B. Shellhaas will officiate at services at 2 p.m. Monday at the C. J. Waugh Funeral home. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. The body will arrive at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Monday and friends may call until the hour of the service at Waugh’s.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, March 8, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kerr, Homer C.

Homer Kerr, Former City Manager, Dies Suddenly At His Home in Vinton
     Gallipolitians were stunned late Friday night in this morning as the news spread over the city that Homer C Kerr, 72, had died suddenly about 9 p.m. at his home Vinton Street. He had gone to the bathroom and suddenly collapsed to the floor and passed away. Dr. F. W. Shane, he reached the Kerr home in a few minutes, said death had resulted from a heart attack.

Two Years He Had Heart Trouble
     For two years at least Mr. Kerr had been treated for heart condition. Though he appeared as spry and cheerful as usual up until his bedtime, he had recently and intimated to a number of friends that he was far from being a well man. He came downtown Friday and had worked as a state highway employee. Homer Kerr had twice served as the city manager first in the 20' s and again in the fall of 1945 and in the early months of 1946 until J. R. Bartlett was free to assume the post.
     Under Masonic auspices the funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Waugh Funeral Home. The Rev. L. A. Donnelly will officiate. Burial will be in the Pine St., Cemetery and the pallbearers will be six nephews of decedent: Robert and Earl Richards, Tom, James, Harry K., Junior, and Jack Mills. Friends may call at funeral home after 4 p.m.
     Mr. Kerr was born at Kerr April 24, 1876, the next oldest of the seven sons of Charles W. and Ibbie Watts Kerr. October 18, 1899, he and Myrtie E. Mills, daughter of J. M. And Mary Halliday Mills, were united in marriage. When still a young man Mr. Kerr turned to railroading as a means of livelihood in for 11 years lived in Kentucky and worked with the Louisville and Nashville Railroad as a brakeman and later as a conductor.
After his father had served four years as County Treas., Homer came here to join him in the real estate and insurance business and later in the railway business operated Shartz's Grill, later selling to John Johnson. For the last 10 months he had been an inspector for the highway department.

Five Brothers Survive
     Surviving him besides his wife are five brothers, Frank, the oldest, and James, both of Tampa, Fl., Merrill and Cassius C. Kerr, both of Athens, and Ross Kerr, Gallipolis, Charles, youngest of the brothers, died years ago. Mr. Kerr was a regular attending member is gracious Methodist. He had served as master mason Masonic bodies and a Modern Woodsmen.

The Gallia Times
December 4, 1948
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Kerr, Irvin Howard

L. H. Kerr of Rio Grande is Dead at Age 69
     Ervin Howard Kerr, 69, a resident of Rio Grande, died at 5:30 p. m. Monday in Holzer Hospital where he had been a patient for 10 days. He was a retired state highway worker, and a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the American Legion, World War I Veterans, and Calvary Baptist Church, where he was recently named an honorary deacon.
     Mr. Kerr was born March 13, 1895, in Lawrence county, son of the late T. M. and Mary Elizabeth Carrol Kerr. His marriage to the former Lilly Wagner took place Dec. 13, 1919, and she survives.
     Two daughters and a son, who survive are Mrs. William (Dorothy) Bazell of Ironton, Mrs. Ralph (Helen) Phillips of Columbus and John Kerr of Ravenswood, W. Va. There are four grandchildren. Other survivors are his step-mother, Mrs. Rinda Carpenter, of Bowling Green, and a brother and two sisters, Delbert Kerr of Marion, Mrs. Della Smith of Cygnet and Mrs. Belva VanVorhis of Pemberville. Three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church. Rev. Luther Tracy will officiate, and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. The body will lie in state for one hour prior to the services. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon and the family will be present from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Tuesday, May 5, 1964
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Kerr, James M.

      Mr. James M. Kerr, Jr., son of Kerr, the hardware dealer, died Tuesday, of that distressing disease, asthma at the age of sixteen years. Jimmy was a bright and popular young man just budding into manhood. He had been a sufferer for several months, but hopes were entertained of his ultimate recovery, as asthma rarely kills, Dr. Johnston, his physician, remarking that it was the first death from that disease he had seen in a practice of over 25 years.
     The funeral services were conducted by Rev. R.H. Coulter, at the Presbyterian Church, which was packed with the friends of the deaceased. The funeral cortege was ferried across Chickmauga Creek by Capt. J.J. Maxon, the water being so high that carriages could not cross the iron bridge, which is on the road leading to Mound Hill cemetery, where the remains were laid to their final rest.

Gallipolis Journal
April 14, 1886
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Kerr, John

Died...October 2d, 1858, at his residence in Green Township, Gallia County, John Kerr, aged about 86.
     Father Kerr was born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; came to Ohio and was married to Christianna Nisewanger in 1804, and settled in Gallipolis. Father Kerr was a man well known in Gallia county. He filled the offices of Magistrate, County Commissioner and Prosecuting Attorney for several years. He was in the War of 1812, as a volunteer. Being one of the first settlers in this county he was well acquainted with frontier life, knew all its hardships, and its innocent and simple enjoyments. He joined the Presbyterian Church about thirty years ago and lived a member of the same until he was taken from the church militant to the church triumphant. His end was peaceful. He had his reason to the last, was heard to pray, and when interrogated in regard to his prospects, he replied, "All is well." He leaves an aged widow, five children, and a number of grand children to mourn but they mourn not as those without hope.
     May they all seek the Saviour, live in the service of the Lord, that when done with the labors and trials of this world, they may die as their aged father, in hope of a happy life above.
     The writer of this preached his funeral at Mount Zion, on Sabbath, Oct. 3d, to a large and attentive congregation, from 2d Corinthians, 5th chapt.
F.S. Thurston

Gallipolis Journal
October 18, 1858
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Kerr, Mary E. [Copeland]

In Loving Memory of Mrs. Emmett Copeland Kerr
     The friends and relatives of Mrs. Emmett Kerr were saddened to hear of her sudden death, which occurred Sept. 27th at her home near Jerry City. She had been ailing but a few days with autointoxication and her death came as a surprise to all who knew her. Mary E. Copeland was born near Cadmus, Ohio, Feb.4, 1883.
     She was a member of a family of eleven children, two of whom preceded her to the grave. In 1902 she became a member of the Walnut Hills Baptist church at Cincinnati and had remained a member until her death. On April 25, 1907, she was united in marriage to Emmett Kerr. Soon afterward they moved to Wood Co. where they have since resided.    
     To this happy union four children were born- - Helen, aged 8; Fred, aged 6; Genevieve, aged 2 years, and Donald, age 2 months. Besides these small children, she is survived by her husband and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Copeland of Cadmus, and four brothers, Fred and Dow of Chicago, Edward of Florida, and Ira of Wood Co., also four sisters, Mrs. Edward Prose of Cleveland, Mrs. Ernest Dyrenforth of Florida, Mrs. Ira Wood and Lillie Copeland of Cadmus, besides a host of grief-stricken friends.

Gallipolis Journal
October 21, 1916
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                            Top of Page

Kerr, Nellie Monnell

     Nellie, the daughter of S.J. and Margaret Kerr died March 4th, 1892, age 15 years, 11 months and 7 days.
Many in this world live to old age and die without having done but little or nothing in the interest of humanity. While some live a few years and die, but leave behind them an influence on the living which never die. For these work is soon done, but it is well done. To this latter belongs the subject of ths sketch. At ten years of age Nellie was received into the M.E. Church. A sweet Christian spirit was the rule of her life. It was natural to be kind to all. The suffering or misfortunes of others were more on her heart than were her own pain and trials. She took much pleasure in living and was cheerful, but when she found that she must resign this world she did it without a simple regret. She spoke of death as though it were a night's sleep. With a firm step she approached the grave. The nearer she came the brithter grew the way. Visions of angels pass before her. Strains of sweet music came floating down from heaven and with rapturous joy she told her friends of what she saw and heard. Her young friends she urged to lead a devoted Christian life, and with her last breath she said to her relatives,"meet me in heaven." O, the beauty of such a deathbed! Around it heaven and earth met and for a litle while lingered in holy communion. But soon the heavenly brightness is withdrawn and with it the soul of a loved one is off to its long home, and again the curtain settles down and we take up our lonely pilgrimage traveling toward our journey's end, cheered with the thought of meeting Him who loved us, and joining the rank of those who fall asleep in the arms of Jesus.
     Burial to be in Mt.Zion Cemetery in Green Twp.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Apr. 30, 1892
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Kerr, Pearl Margaret [Rodgers]

Mrs. Ross Kerr Dies Of Pneumonia
     The death of Mrs. Ross Kerr, who had been ill the past week with pneumonia, occurred Tuesday evening, May 24, 1921, at 8:30 o'clock and came as a shock to the family and entire community. Mrs. Kerr was a most highly esteemed and lovable lady.
     Mrs. Kerr was formerly Miss Pearl Rodgers, daughter of Mr & Mrs. John Rodgers and sister to Miss Martha and Mills Rodgers. She leaves besides a husband, two daughters, Virginia, aged 11 and Jean 2 1/2 years.
     The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Methodist Church, Gallipolis, by the Rev. Mr. Morrell and the burial at Pine Street Cemetery in charge of Wetherholt and Entsminger.

[Note: Death Certificate..Pearl Margaret Kerr born June 14, 1880; died May 24, 1921. Parents John A. Rodgers and Sabina Levisay]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 25, 1921
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Kerr, Ross S.

Ross S. Kerr, Of Pioneer Gallia Family, Dead at 79
     Ross S. Kerr, 79, scion of a prominent Gallia County family, died in Holzer Hospital at 5:15 p.m. Saturday. He had suffered a stroke and had been a patient at the hospital for 10 days. His condition had been serious during the entire period.
     He spent his entire lifetime here and in his early years had been a store operator and postmaster at Kerr Station. In later years, he had traveled for Green and Green Cracker Company, the Louis Wiles Biscuit Company and the Money-Penney-Hammond Company of Dayton. He retired about 12 years ago and for many years he made his home at 29 Portsmouth Road.

Father Former Mayor
     He was born at Kerr Station on Feb. 5, 1879, the son of the late Charles and Isabelle Watts Kerr. His father was a former Mayor of Gallipolis. He was one of seven children and two brothers survive, Cass Kerr of Athens and Frank Kerr of Tampa, FL. Among the brothers who preceded him in death were Homer Kerr, former Gallipolis City Manager and Merrill Kerr, a former Gallipolis and Athens hardware merchant.
Kerr attended Springfield Township schools and Gallia Academy. He was a member of Grace Methodist Church and the St. John's Bible Class. He was also a member of Morning Dawn Lodge of Masons and the "Old Gang."
     He was married twice, his first being to the former Pearl Rogers on April 6, 1904 and Rev. William Tope officiated. She preceded him in death on May 24, 1921. Two daughters born to that union survive, Mrs Ruehle (Mary Virginia) Culver and Miss Jean Kerr, both of Toledo. His second marriage was to the former Jennie Reese Mootz on Nov. 24, 1925 and she survives.

Last Rites Tuesday
     Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Miller's Home for Funerals. Rev. Warren H. Wilson will officiate and burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Masonic services will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at Miller's. Pallbearers will be W.P. Smith, John Reese, Tim Evans, James Rodgers, Verne Brown and Raymond M. Jones.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 14, 1958
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page

Kerr, Sallie

Mrs. Sallie Kerr Dies Monday, Ill 5 Weeks

Mother Of Local High School Principal, Passes After Long Illness
     After five weeks illness death came to Mrs. Sallie Kerr, at her home in First Avenue, at 10:25 Monday morning. Mrs. Kerr was the widow of Fred H. Kerr, who died twenty-three years ago.
     Born in Winfield, WV, 62 years ago the daughter of Capt. and Mrs. George W. Cox, Mrs. Kerr came to Gallipolis when but a year old and had since made Gallipolis her home, where she was prominent in church and educational work.
     She is survived by one son, James W. Kerr, of Dayton and one daughter, Miss Florence at home, who were very devoted to her mother, two grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. J.E. McDonald, of East Liverpool.
     The funeral services will be conducted from the Presbyterian Church, of which she was a lifelong member by Rev. John Glenn, Wednesday, the hour to be announced later.

[Note: Death Certificate...born 1864; died Jan. 17, 1927. Mother: Mary A. Staton. Burial in Mound Hill Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan. 17, 1927
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Kerr, Viola R. [Mauck]

Mrs. W.M. Kerr
Ironton Daily Republican, March 2d
     Mrs. Viola R. Kerr, nee Mauck, was born at Cheshire, Ohio, June 27, 1846, and died at Ironton, Ohio, May 1st, 1889. She spent her childhood and youth at her birth place, receiving a finished education at Cheshire Academy and Hillsdale, Mich. College. On May 7, 1867, she married Wm. M. Kerr, then engaged in business in Cincinnati, and with him took up her home in Ironton twenty-one years ago. By culture of mind and graces of person she became influential in the social, literary and religious circles of Ironton. Blessed with comforts and luxuries herself, she lacked nothing in sympathy with the less favored, and was known as the friend of the unfortunate. She was a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church, at which place the funeral takes place. It is high but just praise to say that while neglecting no claims of the community at large, she devoted the best of her life to her family. A home of love and harmony is sorely bereft. Her husband, three children, mother and three brothers survive her, all of whom were with her when she died, except one brother.
     She suffered poor health for over two years. Her malady was of a cancerous nature, which
baffled the highest skill of surgeons and physicians. She was confined to her bed nearly a year, and her friends and physicians testify to a rare fortitude and patience in all her intense
    "In her tongue is the law of kindness. She looked well to the ways of her household. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Let her own works praise her in the gates."

[Note: She is buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire Township, but her husband is buried in Ironton, Ohio.]

Gallipolis Journal
May 8, 1889
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page

Kerr, W. S.

     Mr. W.S. Kerr died at the St. Charles Hotel, last Sunday afternoon, about half-past three o'clock. He had made his home there for some months.
     Mr. Kerr was forty-two years of age. He was engaged for about twenty years in the Telegraph service, beginning as a messenger boy during the war; later he became an operator for the Western Union Company and was one of the most skillful operators in the business. He was in the drug business with his brother, Mr. C.D. Kerr, for about ten years, but for the last two years has been out of business altogether.
     He was an intelligent, well-educated man. A man of most excellent manners. His politeness was proverbial and in consequence he offended none and died without enemies.
     Two brothers survive him, Mr. C.D. Kerr of this city and and Joseph J. Kerr, living in the country.

[Note: Death Certificate..William Kerr born 1845 Gallia County; died Oct. 2, 1887 Gallia County; Married. Burial Pine Street Cemetery.]

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

Kerr, William S.

     Mr. W.S. Kerr died at the St. Charles Hotel last Sunday afternoon, about half-past three o'clock. He had made his home there for some months.
     Mr. Kerr was forty-two years of age. He was engaged for about twenty years in the telegraph service, beginning as a messenger boy during the war; later he became an operator for the Western Union Company and was one of the most skillful operators in the business. He was in the drug business with his brother Mr. C.D. Kerr for about ten years.

[Note: Death Certificate...born 1845 Gallipolis; died Oct. 2, 1887 Gallipolis.]

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

Kerwood, Edna Marie [Bright]

     Edna Marie Bright Kerwood of Columbus, formerly of Gallipolis, passed away Sunday, May 30, 2004, at her residence. She was born Dec. 14, 1948, in Columbus to the late Worthy Bright, who preceded her in death, Jan. 5, 1970, and Sadie Shoemaker Bright of Cheshire, who survives.
     Edna was a former baker at the Donut House in Gallipolis for several years until its closing, before being employed by Big Bear Supermarket in Gallipolis. She was then transferred to Big Bear in Columbus until its closing.
     In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son, David Lynn Kerwood of Cheshire; two brothers, Wayne and Michael Bright, both of Gallipolis; four sisters and brother-in-laws, Judy (Tom) Taylor of Columbus, Trudy (Fred) Johnson of Columbus, Connie (Jim) Tuggle of Columbus and Carol (Larry) Barnette of Gallipolis, and several nieces and nephews.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at the Addison Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Barcus officiating. Burial will follow at Reynolds Cemetery in Addison. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m., June 1 at Fisher Funeral Home, Middleport.
     Pallbearers will be Kevin Barnette, Pat Tuggle, Mark Tuggle, Ryan Taylor, Steve Hunt, and David Caldwell.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, June 1, 2004
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kessler, Carrie

     Died, in this city, on the 14th inst., Carrie, daughter of Frederick and Catharine Kessler, aged 2 years and 2 months.

The Gallipolis Journal
November 18, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Kester, Mary Davis

Mrs. Mary Davis Kester, Wife of H. K. Kester, Dies at Rio Grande
Rites To Be Held There At 2 P.M. Tuesday
     Mrs. Mary Davis Kester, 71, wife of High K. Kester, died at 5 a.m. Sunday morning at their home in Rio Grande.  Death resulted from a heart condition that became acute Friday, but she had previously suffered from asthma.  Mrs. Kester was a daughter of Dan J. and Elizabeth Jenkins Davis, whose home was in Perry Twp. and just this side of the Raccoon bridge on Route 141.  She was born May 22, 1875.  She and Mr. Kester, who was a native of Pleasant County, W. Va., were married here March 6, 1919, by Rev. D. Finley Wood.  They made their home on a Green Twp. farm in the Liddy Hollow community until they sold the property and moved to Rio Grande last October.

Active in Church

     In her girlhood, decedent became a member of the Siloam Church and later she and her husband were faithful attendants of and active in the Centenary Church.  Some months ago, she transferred her membership from Siloam to the Rio Grande Methodist Church.  The Kesters had no children, but she is survived by these brothers and sisters: Phil Davis, Washington C.H.; Jenkins J. Davis, Rio Grande; Steve Davis, Columbus; Mrs. Allen Wood, Maye and Jane Davis, all of Gallipolis.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Rio Grande Methodist Church, with Rev. Lawrence McDaniel in charge.  Burial at Tyn Ros by Steve Thomas.
    The death of Mrs. Kester ends a happy and harmonious wedlock, and much sympathy is felt for the bereaved husband.  They were tenderly and unfailingly devoted to each other and were so pleased with their prospects for a period of restful contentment among congenial friends and kinfolk in the little but charming college town which they had selected as their habitat during their declining years.  Mrs. Kester was a favorite too, not only of her brothers and sisters, but of neighbors and others who respected and esteemed her for her many sterling qualities and countless good deeds.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 3rd, 1946
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Kibler, Robert

     Robert E. Kibler, 56, Rt. 4, Circleville, died Sunday at his home. Survivors include his wife, Doris Waters Kibler, a former resident of Gallia County; two children, Mrs. Patricia Meade, Lancaster and David Meade serving with U.S. Armed Forces; two sisters-in-law Mrs. Robert (Jewell) Evans, Mt. Zion Road and Mrs. Lowell (Mildred) Fish of Rt. 2, Bidwell.    
     Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Circleville. Burial will be in a Circleville Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan. 17, 1978 Page 10, Column 5
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page

Killingsworth, James

J. Killingsworth Dies; Burial Here Tuesday
     James Killingsworth, formerly of this city, died in Akron, according to word received by Sherman White, florist for whom he used to work. The body will be brought here and interred in Pine St. Cemetery at 1 o’clock Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 29, 1935
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Killingsworth, Pluma E. [Pickens]

Death of Mrs. Killingsworth
     Mrs. Charles Killingsworth, formerly Miss Pluma E. Pickens, of this city, died in Columbus Sunday evening, January 21, 1912. Her body was brought here on the noon Hocking Valley train Tuesday and met by friends and Undertaker Wetherholt and taken to her father, Mr. Andrew Pickens’ home at 116 Locust Street. The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday followed by burial at Mound Hill by Wetherholt. Mrs. Killingsworth was 33 years old and the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Pickens, her mother being dead. She died with tuberculosis.
     She was married to Mr. Killingsworth in Middleport five or six years ago. He is a K. & M. Railroad switchman in the yards at Columbus since getting his hand cut off. She is survived by three brothers, William of London, O., Bart of Belleview, Ky., Benjamin of Pomeroy and George of this city and one sister, Mrs. Howard Shaner of this city. She was a fine woman and a member of the Baptist Church and leaves many friends in this city to mourn their loss.

[Note: 10/11/1878 - 1/21/1912 d/o Andrew & Julia Williams Pickens per death cert.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, January 23, 1912
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kincade, Nimrod

     Nimrod Kincade died at his home in Cheshire Township November 13, A.D. 1884, after a short illness. He was born in Mason County, W.Va. April 3rd 1807 and was 77 years 7 months and 13 days of age. He was married in 1832 to Catherine Yeager , who still survives him. They moved to Gallia County,Ohio shortly after their marriages and settled on the farm where he has since lived and where he died.
     He was the father of 14 children, 11 of which are living, six reside in Ohio, five in the West. He was a worthy citizen, and by his upright, every-day life had made many warm friends. He professed the christian religion in 1840 and united with Campaign Freewill Baptist Church of which he remained a faithful member till the close of life. His aged companion, children, grandchildren and a large number of friends mourn their loss, but not as those who have no hope. For they believe that "those who sleep in Jesus, will God bring with Him".
     His funeral was attended by a large circle of interested friends. Services were conducted by Rev. W. J. Fulton.... FJW.

Gallipolis Journal
Novemeber 20, 1884

     Mr. Nimrod Kincaid died of spinal affection last Thursday morning about three o'clock; he was buried Friday afternoon by undertaker John A.Hicks in the family graveyard and was aged about eighty....

Gallipolis Tribune
Novemeber 20, 1884
Contributed by Cheryl Enyart

Kincaid, Clate

     Mr. Clate Kincaid, living between Porter and Bidwell, died last night of pneumonia, aged 40, and leaving a wife and six children. He was a very stout, rugged man and a good citizen, and his death will be received with surprise and regret by many friends.

Gallipolis Newspaper
March 23, 1901
Transcribed by Sandi Hardesty

Kincaid, Eliza [Hern]

     DIED - at 2 o'clock, Thursday afternoon, Aug. 6th, 1914, in the hospital at Jacksonville, after an illness of eighteen months. Mrs. Eliza Kincaid, age 76 years.
     Eliza Hern was born in Gallia county, Ohio, March 24th, 1838. Her parents were Ohio pioneers settling on the banks of the Ohio river near Gallipolis. March 25th, 1858 who was united in marriage to W.H.Kincaid, whose death occurred Jan. 16th, 1913. To this union four children were born, three of whom survive her.
About 1877, Mrs. Kincaid with husband and children moved from Ohio to southern Illinois where they remained two years, moving from there to a a farm near Pawnee. After a few years on the farm they moved to North Dakota where they lived for six years, returned again to Pawnee, and there until Mr. Kincaid's death they made their home.
     Mrs. Kincaid is survived by three children, Jas. R. of Springfield, C. Frank of Auburn and Mrs. Jennie Van Camp of Morrisville, Ill. Six grandchildren and one great grand-child; also one sister, Mrs. Therissa Pauley of Gallipolis, Ohio.
     The funeral services were held in the First Methodist church of Pawnee, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Hauson officiating. THe pall bearers were the two sons, James R. and C. Fank Kincaid, E.N. Van Camp, son-in law, Dr. E.B.Godfrey, grandson-in-law, and two nephews, Fred and Charles Kincaid.
Interment was made in the Pawnee cemetery. Auburn, Illinois Citizen

Gallia Times
Aug. 26, 1914
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Kinder, Celicia Poole

Mrs. Celicia Poole Kinder Dies
     Mrs. Celicia Poole Kinder died Friday evening at 7:30 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Wright, 13 Grape St., after an illness of four weeks.
     She was the widow of Wm. Kinder Sr., of Clipper Mill, Ohio, where she lived many years. She was born at Delaware, Ohio, March 20, 1846, making her almost 82 years old.
     She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Maude Neville of Huntington, W. Va., and Mrs. Cora Wright of this city with whom she lived, 4 step children, J. G. and A. J. Kinder of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Jennie Thornily of Huntington, W. Va., and Mrs. J. S. Thornburg of Kenova, W. Va., six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at Ohio Chapel Monday at 10:30 a.m. conducted by Rev. J. C. McCarley and burial in charge of A. E. Tope at Mound Hill.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, January 7, 1928
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page

Kinder, Charles Richard

Died In Hospital
     While not entirely unexpected, the community was shocked last night to learn of the death of Charles Kinder, well known local man who passed away at 10 o’clock in the Memorial Hospital, Monongahela City, after a short illness. Early this year he was forced to relinquish his duties as storekeeper at the National plant of the American Sheet & Tin Plate mill here, suffering from an abscess of the ear. After a two weeks siege, during which he suffered great pain, he seemingly secured relief and was about for a day when he was seized with an attack and rushed to the McKeesport hospital, where after a few days he was discharged and again returned to this city but following another attack he was taken to the St. Francis hospital, in Pittsburg, only to return later and Saturday night, he was rushed to the memorial hospital at Monongahela City, where he passed away last night. Physicians were unable to give him any relief and it was believed that poison from the abscess had saturated his system finally causing his death.
     The deceased was 56 years of age and one of the pioneers of this city, as well as an honored employee of the Tin Mill, he recently having been awarded a medal for 25 years of honest and faithful service with the company. Fraternally he was active in the local lodge of Elks and was beloved by his brother lodge men and a large circle of friends throughout the city. He was also a veteran of the Spanish-American War.
     Besides his wife and four children at Eureka, O., he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Cina Fletcher of Eureka, O., Mrs. Helen Kuhn of Eureka, O., and Mrs. Bell Smith of Akron, O.
     The body was brought to the Wright morgue here last night and prepared for burial. The remains will be taken to Finleyville this evening and placed aboard the B. & O. train leaving there at 6:59 tonight for Eureka, O., where funeral services will be held and the body interred in the family plot.

Monessen Daily Independent
Feb. 8, 1927

Transcribed by Lewis Casey                                                                            Top of Page

Kinder, Elizabeth Margaret [Overall]

Death of Elizabeth M. Kinder
     Elizabeth Margaret Overall Kinder died Thursday, Nov. 15, 1923, aged 91 years and 21 days. She was married July 18, 1848, to Noah R. Kinder, who departed this life Feb. 28, 1882. There were nine children born, four of whom are deceased. The living are: Mrs. Belle Smith of Akron, Mrs. Helen Kuhn, Eureka, Mrs. Cina Fletcher, Eureka, W. J. Kinder of Aldrich, Missouri, and C. R. Kinder, Nonessen, Pa. She is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild.
     Mrs. Kinder joined the M.E. church at the age of 14 and always lived a consistent member.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 26, 1923
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Kinder, Emily [Lasley]

     IN MEMORIUM - Emily Lasley Kinder was born in Gallia County, a few miles from the mouth of Raccoon creek, on the 16th day of November, 1827, and died near Danville Ill., Oct. 26, 1894, aged 66 years, 11months and 21 days.
     She was the second child of David and Nancy Lasley, to whom were also born three other children--two brothers and one sister. At an early age when a mere child, she lost her father, and by consent of her mother she made her home most of her time with her grandmother Cottrell, who lived near the spot where we lay her body to rest. Her childhood was uneventful and her life was common to that of other children of the neighborhood. She lived in a quieter world than do the boys and girls of this generation. The country was largely covered with forests. The community was sparsely settled and civilization had not brought to the doors of the country home the comforts we now enjoy. Schools were rare and Emiley Lasley was forced to come to womanhood with a very limited (book) education, but with a splendid practical education, gained only by contact with sturdy forms of life.
     She remained with her grandmother until early young womanhood when she sought employment in the busy agricultural homes of the river farmers, where for a number of years she endeared herself by her fidelity to every trust committed to her. On the 21st day of January, 1847, she married to Capt. Alfred Kinder, an Ohio and Mississippi pilot. From this union were born a family of seven children, 4 boys and 3 girls, in the following order: William, Henrietta, Ira, David, Julia, Vaughn, and Hattie. Of these seven but three are living--Henrietta, Julia and Vaughn.
     Mrs. Kinder began her married life in humble home about 1½ miles back of Clay Chapel, where she lived for a few years and then moved to a house situated on point of land on the South bank of Raccoon Creek facing the Ohio River. Her next move was to the house now occupied by Franklin Cole, on the Raccoon, and thence to a small farm on the Yellow Town road. The river, however had the same magic charm over her that it has over so many, and almost a score of years ago Capt. Kinder located in the home from which six years ago his body was carried to its last resting place, and from which mother Kinder has taken her final departure.
Sister Kinder was converted in her twenty-third year and in 1850 united with the Methodist Episcopal church, at Clay Chapel, were for years she worshiped with the people of that neighborhood.
     On removing to this vicinity she transferred her membership to Ohio Chapel. Here she has quietly gone in and out among the people impressing them with the beauty of a simple Christian life, and endearing herself to the people far more than she knew. Up to her fiftieth year Mrs. Kinder enjoyed excellent health, but the last sixteen years of her life have been years of ailing. During this period she was frequently subject to acute attacks of a stomach difficulty which often threatened her life, but danger once passed, recovery was quick and she seemed far better than she was. For some time she has had premonitions of an early demise. She long expected to die at 66 years, and she would have been disappointed has she lived to sixty-seven.
In anticipation of this change she had expressed wishes concerning the disposition of her treasures, and her farewell words have been so subtilely dropped in conversation with her children that they hardly recognized them as such.
     The illness of her daughter, Henrietta, at her home in Illinois had made sister Kinder long anxious to visit her; and on the 6th day of September, about eight weeks ago, she bid farewell to her home and people and left for a journey which has proved to be longer than any one suspected. As the preparations for this journey are now recalled by those who assisted her in making them, it is plainly evident that she expected never to return. She insisted on taking certain clothing that in case of her death, could be used as her burial clothes. In bidding farewell to her children and friends, she manifested a tenderness and feeling unusual in former partings, and to one or two neighbors remarked that she scarcely expected to see them again. Notwithstanding these premonitory incidents, her journey was safe, and her visit delightful. For six weeks she moved happily among her Illinois acquaintances with never a complaint or evidence of sickness.
     One week ago last Sunday, in a moment she was prostrated with one of her old attacks, and gradually grew worse, until Thursday, when she seemed to be convalescent. About 10 o’clock Friday morning she fell to sleep, and seemed to be resting. From this sleep she never awoke. At 4 o’clock it was discovered that respiration had ceased and without a struggle the machinery of her life had stopped and her spirit had taken its eternal flight--from Clipper Mill to Danville, Ill, from Danville, to Heaven. J.C.

[Note: Date of death: 26 Oct 1894]

Gallipolis Journal, Page 4, Column 3
November 14, 1894
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin

Kinder, Hattie

     Died, Jan. 6th, Hattie A., daughter of Alfred and Emily Kinder, aged nine months. [Poem by Romie E. Coffman follows.]

The Gallipolis Journal
January 24, 1867
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Kinder, Lewis D.

Death of Lewis D. Kinder
     Lewis D. Kinder died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Thornburg, at Guyandotte, W. Va., on Saturday morning last, at the age of 27 years. He was the second son of Capt. William Kinder, a prominent citizen of Gallia County, residing at Clipper Mills.
     Lewis had been engaged in merchandizing in the South for about eight years past. He started to visit his boyhood home, was taken sick on the way, and got no farther than his sister’s.
     Funeral services were held at Ohio Chapel, on Tuesday morning, conducted by Rev. Matheny, and the interment was at Clay Chapel, by Wetherholt. The body was met at Gallipolis Ferry Station by a Committee of the Knights of Pythias, and the funeral was attended by a large number of the Order.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, October 29, 1892
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                       Top of Page

Kinder, Mary C.

Death of Mrs. Kinder
     Mrs. James V. Kinder (Mary C.) died at her home on Third Avenue at seven o’clock last Sunday morning. She was a most estimable lady, a member of the Methodist Church and died with the fullest assurance that all was well. Mrs. Kinder was born in Clay Township on October 12, 1868, and was married to James V. Kinder April 15, 1885. To this union three children were born, Claude, Archer and Leo Vaughn.
     She leaves four brothers and three sisters: A.A. Archer, Clay Tp: J W Archer, Elwell WV: Henry Archer, Bath, ILL.: George E. Archer, Dawson, Alaska: Mrs. Elizabeth Ray, Columbus: Miss Bell Archer, Clay Township: Mrs. Maude Irwin, Pine Grove.
     Short services were held at the late home Tuesday morning and at Ohio Chapel. Interment in Clay Chapel by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 27 1902
Transcribed by Mary James

Kinder, Richard Carroll

Pvt. R. C. Kinder Killed In Germany
Leaves Wife, Rosa Merritt Kinder, And 2 Little Children
     Another Gallipolis resident has given his life for his country--Richard C. Kinder, age 35, who was reported as missing in action in Germany April 13, was killed, a message yesterday from the War Department to his wife, Mrs. Rosa Merritt Kinder revealed. The first message was received on Monday of this week.
     Pvt. Kinder, son of Mrs. Abbie Kinder, 661 First Avenue, had not been in service a year. He volunteered last July 20 and left the United States Jan. 1. The last letter his wife had from him was dated April 8. Before his enlistment, Pvt. Kinder was employed at the Marietta plant, Point Pleasant, as a welder and welding instructor.
     By his tragic death two children are left fatherless, Joyce Ann, 4, and Billy, aged one year. He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Virginia Day, Mrs. Hazel Casey and Mrs. Margaret Halley, all of Gallipolis.

[Note: 6/5/1910 - 4/13/1945 Buried in Bethel Cemetery, Addison Twp.Served asm private in Penn. Pvt. 52 Armd Inf. Bn 9 Armd Div. WW II.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 4, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kinder, William

     Captain William Kinder died at his home near Clipper Mill Friday afternoon, May 6, 1904, after an illness of about four weeks, aged 72 years and 29 days.
     Capt. Kinder was born in Clay Township and spent all his days there. In early life he engaged in the produce business and floated many boats laden with produce to the south and was well and favorably known among rivermen. He was a farmer by occupation and owned and operated one of the best farms in the county and by industry and economy accumulated considerable of this world’s goods.
     He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Elizabeth Poole, and his surviving wife, Miss Celicia Poole, a sister of his first wife. By his first wife he became the father of seven children, four of whom survive him as follows: Jas. G. Kinder and A. J. Kinder, both of Hamburg, Ill.; Mrs. P. V. Thorniley, of Green Bottom, W. Va., and Mrs. J. S. Thornburg, of Hamlin, W. Va.
     By his second wife he became the father of three children ~ Mrs. Ben F. Neville, of this city; Mrs. Cora Ecker, a widow making her home with him, and Mr. William Kinder, also at home. A number of half brothers and sisters also survive him.
     Capt. Kinder, for many years, had been a consistent member of Clay Chapel M. E. Church and was an upright gentleman, respected and honored by all who knew him, and his friends were legion. The funeral services were conducted at Clay Chapel Sunday morning by Rev. Joseph Griffith, interment following by Wetherholt. The relatives will have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.

Note: [4/7/1832-5/6/1904]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, May 13, 1904
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page

Kineon, Dr. George Goodhue

Ohio, Gallipolis Lose Leading Administrator, Outstanding Citizen
Heart Ailment Proves Fatal To Man Who Directed State's Great Epileptic Hospital For Generation
Born in Cincinnati In 1879 Dr. Kineon is dead!

     That was the startling news that flashed over the city this morning. Gallipolis had lost one of its greatest and grandest citizens. Death had come at 6:10 at the Holzer Hospital, to which he was removed at 8:30 last evening from his own home.

Lived Here 37 Years
     Dr. George Goodhue Kineon, who had served as superintendent of the Ohio Hospital for Epileptics since May, 1911---or more than three-fifths of the time since that institution was opened---had succumbed to angina pectoris. A year ago last October he suffered his first heart attack. At frequent periods since then his condition had been serious and even alarming. But his illness never seemed to alarm him, and he would discuss it with a smile, even when his physician insisted he must stay in bed and get the maximum of rest.
     Recently Dr. Kineon had spent less time at his office and more at his home in order that he might rest better. Last Wednesday a group of the state's financial and managerial officials came to the institution and Dr. Kineon put forth every effort to the end that they might obtain the data they sought. That effort was costly, for the next day he was unable to attend to business and suffered acutely from shortness of breath. There was no improvement Friday but on the other hand his condition worsened with the result that he was removed to the hospital late in that day.
     To his physician and his intimates the fatal ending of his long and distressing ailment caused no surprise. To the public the death message was astounding. Dr. Kineon was 64 years old on July 19: and some of his friends gathered at his home that evening to celebrate the occasion. None enjoyed the impromptu affair more than he despite his failing condition, which he made light of.
     He was born and reared in Cincinnati and was the son of Solomon P. Kineon, a successful and widely known business man of many interests. Dr. Kineon’s mother was a Goodhue, who visited here frequently in her later years. Solomon Kineon's mother was a Perin and the old Perin homestead at Perinville, east of Cincinnati, is familiar to those who travel over Route 50 in that territory.
     George Goodhue attended high school in his native city and completed his academic education in eastern schools. He was graduated from Cincinnati Medical College in 1905 and came here in January 1906 to join the O. H. E. medical staff under the superintendency of the late Dr. William H. Pritchard. Five years later Dr. Kineon was appointed superintendent, Dr. Pritchard having resigned to enter general practice in Gallipolis. In that role Dr. Kineon made a record as an administrator that would be difficult to match, as indicated by the length of his tenure.
     Dr. Kineon seemed to be interested in every phase of administration and down through the years he steadily grew in knowledge and wisdom. For a long time, possibly up to recent weeks, he was credited with knowing every patient. Whether that is true or not, he had a most retentive memory. On this memory he could draw at will for an example or an anecdote to underline a point or embellish a narrative.
     By this writer Dr. Kineon had long been considered the county's best-informed citizen. He was not only a brilliant physician and a superb administrator but he had a wonderful knowledge about farming, fruit-growing, flora, fauna, geography, business, political and civic affairs. He had traveled extensively in this country and abroad.
     He was the ideal host and he loved nothing better than the company of good friends and a spirited discussion of current issues and day-to-day what-nots. His death is a great loss to the state and a greater one to this community, for which his love and loyalty never waned, and which he had served notably and in countless ways. As an administrator Dr. Kineon possessed tact and the courage to do what he thought was right. He was ever on the alert to protect his charges from quacks and against all dangers and in turn had their loyalty and affection in unstinted measure.
     Many, knowing Dr. Kineon possessed ample means and aware of the growing indications he would not live long, wondered why he chose to keep on discharging multitudinous and weighty responsibilities rather than retire and live at ease. They knew him not. There was no real alternative to the course he pursued, he carefully reasoned. His genuine interest in and sympathy for the thousands who had been committed to his care, his pride in the institution (the first and greatest of it's kind in the country), his fondness for his fellow-workers and his attachment to local friends and to Gallipolis as his adopted home doubtless made it easy for him to chart his course and stick it out.
     Dr. Kineon never married and he is survived by one brother, James Perin Kineon, retired merchant of New York City. Also surviving are a niece and nephew, Mrs. James Walker of New York and James Cornell Kineon, who is in the army.
     James P. Kineon was expected to arrive here early this afternoon. He had left New York last night and was met at Huntington this morning.
     Dr. Kineon was a Mason, Knight Templar, Elk, and belonged to the Rotary Club until failing health prompted him to resign a few weeks ago. He was a conservative in all matters and he was liberal contributor to churches and to many causes.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth July 19, 1879; date of death August 21, 1943.]

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

Kineon, Dr. George Goodhue

Kineon Rites Set for 3 Tuesday At Home on O. H. E. Grounds
     Funeral services for Dr. George Goodhue Kineon will be held at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home which he had made so attractive during his tenure as superintendent. These rites will be conducted under the auspices of the Masonic Blue Lodge. Rev. Robert E. Leake of St. Albans Episcopal Church in Columbus, formerly rector of the Gallipolis and Pomeroy churches and a close friend of Dr. Kineon, will officiate.
     Interment will be made in one of the most desirable parts of the new section of Mound Hill Cemetery. The active pall bearers will be selected by Charles Weaver from the colored employees of the O. H. E. as decedent had requested; and the honorary also of the decedent's selection will be Dr. John G. Schwartz, Charles Weaver, Harry M. Miller, Harry Maddy, Edwin McCormick and J.E. Halliday.
     Dr. Kineon, who had been lavish in his gifts of flowers for others who had passed on or were suffering, requested they may be omitted at his own funeral.
     He had known for a good while that he had but a short time to live and he accepted the decree of fate with a smile and calmly made preparations therefore.
     This afternoon the body lies in state at the O. H. E. administration building, where all the 2,300 patients who are mentally and physically able to do may view the familiar features of their friend and benefactor. It was taken up there from the Wetherholt mortuary at 1 o'clock. About the same time Mrs. J. P. Kineon arrived from New York to join her husband-a younger brother of Dr. Kineon - who had arrived early Saturday afternoon.

[Note: From tombstone 7/19/1879 - 8/21/1943]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date   
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                        Top of Page

King, Infant Son
McQuaid, Joseph Frank

Two Baby Boys Are Stillborn Here
Two baby boys were stillborn here Thursday.
     Born dead at noon on the houseboat on Chickamauga Creek, the son of E. C. (Duckfoot) King and the former Eleanor Jean Trosper, formerly of Henderson, W. Va., will be buried after graveside services in Mound Hill this evening.
     The other boy, Joseph Frank McQuaid, was born dead at 11:45 a. m. to James Joseph McQuaid, a California soldier, and Gladys Marie Lawrence McQuaid, in Holzer Hospital.
     Rites were held this afternoon in Fulton Cemetery.
     Miller’s Home for Funerals was in charge of both services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 19, 1948
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

King, Albert

Albert King Dies; Burial 2 Wednesday
Albert King, 82, died at 3 o’clock this morning in Maple Shade. He was a Spanish-American war veteran, a native of Ironton, and made his home with his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ella King on Chestnut street. He had moved to this county from Pt. Pleasant about five years ago. Mr. King’s children preceded him in death. He is survived by some grandchildren and one brother, Andrew King of Portsmouth.
     Funeral services will be held at the Nazarene church on Eastern avenue at 2 o’clock Wednesday. Up till noon it was not known where interment will be made or what minister will officiate. He will be given a military burial Funeral Director Tope said.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 28, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

King, Celestine

Aged Lady Passes Over
     Mrs. Celestine King passed away today, Tuesday, December 4, 1917, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. A. Thomas, with whom she had made home the past eight months. She would have been eighty-seven years old had she lived until next May. She had been in feeble health for the past year, but it was only the last two weeks the family realized she was seriously ill. The time of the funeral will be made known later.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 4, 1917
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

King, Daniel

     Daniel King, colored, and one of the oldest residents of Green township, died Friday night of hemorrhage of the lungs. He was about ninety eight years of age and commanded respect. He leaves a family of several children. Interment was at the family graveyard Sunday.

[Note: Date of death: 1/29/1897]

Unknown publication & date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

King, Eddie E.

     Died, in Patriot, Gallia county, Ohio, Thursday, December 19th, 1867, of lung fever, Eddie E., son of James S. and Julia E. King. Aged 1 year, 7 months, 4 days.

The Gallipolis Journal
January 2, 1868
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

King, Elmer Ross

Elmer King, 52, World War II Veteran, Dies
Elmer Ross (Sparky) King, 52, a veteran of World War II and a former tackle at Gallia Academy, died at 11:15 p.m. Friday at his home, 821 Fourth Ave. Prior to his last illness he was an employee of the O’Dell Lumber Co., and was a machine operator.
     He was a native of Green twp., where he was born on Aug. 10, 1907 to John Wesley and Priscilla Hill King. He was one of eight children. Those who survive are Herman King of Springfield, Mrs. Franklin (Esther) Green and John King, both of Gallipolis, Mrs. Fred (Pearl) Scott of Pomeroy and a half-sister, Mrs. Matilda Bradley. A brother, Clarence, died several years ago and two children died in infancy.
     His marriage to Aurilla Williams of Pt. Pleasant took place in 1950, and she survives along with a step-daughter, Hattie Armstrong.
     Mr. King attended the Oak Grove grade school and was graduated from Gallia Academy High school in 1927. He served in World War II from February 1941 until October, 1945, and was in Germany for two years. He was a member of the Ancient York Masonic lodge and was a trustee of Triedstone Baptist church.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Triedstone Baptist church, Rev. D. L. Latham, assisted by Rev. Eddie Peppers and Rev. Elbert McGhee will officiate. Burial will be in King cemetery, Green twp., under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Friends may call at the late home, 821 Fourth Ave., after 7 p.m. today and until the hour of the service.
     Pallbearers will be Lewis Green, Chester Scott, Henry Doss, Ted Stoney, Tom Dunsmore and Harry Scott. Honorary pallbearers will be John and Merrill O’Dell and Tom Comer. Ancient York lodge will hold a service at the late home at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Lafayette Post, American Legion, will officiate at the last rites.

Gallia Times
Saturday, October 24, 1959
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

King, Enos D.

Enos D. King Dead
     Enos D. King, 86, died early Friday Sept 30, 1932. He was a native of Ohio Township. Funeral services were held at Bethel Church in Ohio Township Saturday afternoon. Mr. King was thrice married. His home was in this city, where he had been last employed as janitor of the Garfield School.

[Note: Death Certificate says Enos Dustin King was born July 16, 1846; died Sept. 30, 1932 at 86 years, 2 months and 14 days of age. Widower of Emma King. Parents Elizabeth Saunders and Enos King. Burial Bethel Cemetery]

Gallipolis Paper
Sept. 30, 1932
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page

King, Ernest L.

E. L. King, 80, Claimed
     Ernest L. King, 80, a retired blacksmith, and a resident of 234 Fourth Ave., died at 7:40 a.m. today at Holzer hospital. He was born in Gallipolis Feb. 15, 1886, son of the late Talton and Lucy Walker King. He was twice married, and his second wife, the former Eleanor Jeane Trosper, survives, along with a son, Bobby, at home. Three children, who survive from a previous marriage, are Mrs. Margaret Dickey of Columbus, Mrs. Helen Logan and Woodrow, both of Pt. Pleasant. A brother, Sherman King of Clinton, O., also survives.
     Mr. King was a member of the Bethel Christian Church of Garfield Ave. His last employment was a worker for the Gallipolis Boat Club Docks. The body is at Miller’s Home for Funerals, and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, March 13, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

King, Ethel Louise [Glover]

     GALLIPOLIS – Ethel Louise King, 67, of Eureka Star Route, Gallipolis, died suddenly Friday afternoon at the home of a friend. Born Sept. 1, 1913, in Clay Twp., Gallia County, daughter of the late John and Mae Williams Glover, she was a Holzer Medical Center employee for 18 years, retiring in February 1975.
     She was first married to Harry Lee Barcus in 1929, and he preceded her in death in 1968. She married for the second time on Sept. 16, 1974, to Manuel (Pete) King, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Charles Lee Barcus of Crown City; two stepsons, Marshall King of Gallipolis and Donald King of Tulsa, Okla.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Providence Church, with the Rev. Alfred Holley and the Rev. Don Eaton officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. today.

[Note: According to the Social Security Death Index, she died in January of 1981.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
About January 1981
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                       Top of Page

King, Fannie [Rathburn]

Death Ends Long Illness of Mrs. Charles G. King
End Was Not Unexpected - Descendant of Two Prominent Families in County
     Mrs. Fannie Rathburn King, wife of Charles G. King, died at 5 o’clock this morning after a long period of ill health. Mrs. King, who has been frail and failing for some time, had grown rapidly worse in the last few days and her death was not unexpected. For several years she had been socially inactive, able however, to see her friends, and keep up her interest in those about her. For the past four or five months, she has been confined to the house, even having to forego the auto drives about the country, which she had so much enjoyed.
     Mrs. King, as Fannie Rathburn, was descended from two prominent Gallia county families. She was the only daughter of the late Dr. J. C. Rathburn and Anna House Rathburn. General House was her maternal grandfather. She was born at Rodney, where her father practiced medicine, the family coming to Gallipolis when the daughter was about ten years old.
     She was united in marriage Sept. 12, 1893, to Charles G. King, who had been associated with her father in the drug store, which he still operates.
     She was the last of her family, a cousin, Mrs. C. C. Nottingham, of Chattanooga, Tenn., being the nearest surviving relative. Mr. W. A. Long and J. W. Rathburn are second cousins. Her father died in 1890, her mother and her only brother, Joseph Rathburn, died in 1906. She was a cultured woman of a kindly nature and bore her long illness with infinite patience.
     Funeral services will be held at her late home on First Avenue Friday, 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Pine Street cemetery in the family lot, under the direction of George J. Wetherholt and Sons. Mrs. King was a devoted member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and the last rites will be in charge of a minister of that church.

[Note: Mrs. Fannie R. King is buried in Mound Hill Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 19, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

King, Goldie

     Goldie Ward King, 88, of Gallipolis died Monday Nov. 7, 1994 at University Hospital in Columbus. She was a former clerk at G. C. Murphy in Gallipolis, retiring in 1971. She was also a member of First Baptist Church.
     Born April 27, 1906 in Gallipolis, she was the son [sic] of the late George and Eliza Chapman-Ward. Survivors include her husband, James S. King, whom she married July 1, 1929; one son, David (Judy) King of Columbus; two sisters, Sylvia Seagraves and Edna Vanco, both of Gallipolis; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.
     Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. tuesday at the Willis Funeral Home where services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Alvis Pollard officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Alan, Tim, Brad and Brian King, Richard Danner and Billy Seagraves.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 8, 1994
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer                                                                   Top of Page

King, Harriet

     Died in this town, on the 15th instant, Mrs. Harriet King, wife of Mr. Lawrence King.

[Note: Buried in Pine Street Cemetery. 24 years old.]

The Gallipolis Journal
September 23, 1852
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

King, I.C.

Former Resident Dead
     I.C. King, an attorney and former resident of this county, is dead in Jamestown, NY. He is survived by his widow, who was Miss Emma Ferguson, and three children. The deceased was fifty-nine years old.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 30, 1921
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

King, (unnamed infant)

     On the 14th, infant child of Lawrence King.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 17, 1851
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                             Top of Page

King, Jessie

     Mr. Jessie King departed this life at the advanced age of 91 years, at his residence in Ohio Tp., Feb. 22d, 1882. He was born in Loudon county, Va., in 1791, and emigrated to Ohio Tp. in 1832, where he has since resided. Mr. King was one of the most highly esteemed and respected as well as the oldest citizen of the township.

[Note: Buried at King’s Chapel in Ohio Twp.]

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday March 2, 1882
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

King, Jessie A.

Jessie A. King
     Jessie Aileen King, 84, formerly of Lower River Road, died Monday, July 23, 1990 at Holzer Medical Center. She was born Oct. 11, 1905 in Grayson, Ky., daughter of the late John and Cora Newland Simmons. She retired after operating a restaurant and store on 40 Pine St. and formerly attended Ohio Chapel at Clipper Mill.
     Her husbands, Vance Clark and Keith King, both preceded her in death. Surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Billy (Betty) Mitchell of Gallipolis; two grandchildren, Vicki Mitchell of Columbus and Jackie Mitchell of Gallipolis; two great-grandchildren, Jordan and Christopher Mitchell, both of Columbus; a brother, Frank Simmons of Grayson; and a sister, Alice Gilbert of Grayson.
     Funeral services will be conducted 10 a. m. Wednesday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with Rev. Bob Colvin officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call the funeral home from 2-4 an 7-9 on Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No date
Transcribed by Charles Wright.

King, Lucille Maggie [Manley]

     MIDDLEPORT - Lucille King, 80, Middleport, died  Friday, Dec. 3, 1999 in Holzer Medical Center. A  homemaker, she was born June 6, 1919 in Hobson, daughter of the late Carl Manley  and Ella Manley Phillips.
     She is survived by five  children, Jim King of Waterford, Arland (Martha) King of Pomeroy, Nancy (Edwin)  Neutzling of Racine, Barbara (Tom) Payne of Middleport, and Kathy Elias of  Rutland; 11 grandchildren and 13
great-grandchildren; sisters Ruth Smith and  Emogene Gilmore, both of Middleport; a brother, O'Dell Manley of Middleport; and  several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in  death by her husband of 40 years, Clarence King; and a son, Roland "Gene"  King.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Monday in the Fisher  Funeral Home-Middleport, with the Rev. O'Dell Manley officiating.  Burial  will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire.  Friends may call at the  funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

The Daily Sentinel
Friday, Dec 3, 1999
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free                                                        Top of Page

King, Margaret V. [Pollock]

     Our readers will remember Mr. and Mrs. Moses King who used to run the Ecker House here and formerly lived at Bladen. They went from here to Huntington. Mrs. King, aged about 70, died Tuesday morning. She was a nice lady, the mother of several children and had a large number of friends.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 22, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

King, Martt W

     Martt W. King died Monday night at the Ecker House, the residence of his father. Sometime ago Mr. King, who had been a traveling salesman for Hutchson & Baldridge of our city, engaged for a prominent hardware firm of Wheeling, WV, in the same capacity.
     While crossing the river he fell in the water. This, it is thought, produced the attack of typhoid fever, which caused his death. His condition, except within the past few days has been for the better. He was a strong, healthy young man, with a reputation for great energy and perseverance. This fact renders his untimely death more heartrending. We deeply sympathize with the bereaved parents.

Gallipolis Journal
Nov. 15, 1883
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

King, Mary

Mrs. King Dead
     Mrs. Mary King died at the County Home Friday at the age of 82 years. Funeral services were held Sunday morning at the Church of GOd by Rev. E. C. Venz, with burial following at Liberty Chapel near Swan Creek.
     Mrs. King, who was the widow of a Civil War veteran had no near relatives, and had been at the home only one week.

[Note: Dates on tombstone at Big Four Cemetery in Ohio Twp are: B.28 Jan 1844 - D.13 Feb 1925]

Gallipolis paper
Feb 13, 1925
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page

King, Mildred Lee

     Mildred Lee, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph King, died Sunday morning after an illness for the past few weeks with kidney trouble. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. J. O. Newton at the Baptist church Tuesday morning with interment at Pine Street cemetery.

[Note: Jan 19, 1915 - Aug 27 1916 from death certificate. Burial in Mound Hill,]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug 28, 1916
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

King, Roland Eugene

     Roland Eugene "Gene" King, 57, Middleport, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 1997 at the Charleston (W.Va.) Area Medical Center. Born Jan. 8, 1940 in Hobson, son of Lucille Manley King of Pomeroy, and the late Clarence King, he was a U.S. Army veteran, a machine operator for the Philip Sporn Plant in New Haven, W.Va., and a member of the United Brethren Church in Mason, W.Va.
     He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Christy King of Belpre; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and John Robinson of Gallipolis; four grandchildren; two brothers, Jim King of Beverly, and Arland King of
Pomeroy; three sisters, Nancy Neutzling of Syracuse, Barbara Payne of Middleport, and Cathy Elias of Pomeroy; and several nieces and nephews.
     Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire, with the Rev. Jimmy Lewis officiating. Friends may call at the White Funeral Home, Coolville, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Tuppers Plains Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9053.

The Daily Sentinel
Friday, Sep 12, 1997
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free

King, Ruth [White]

Gallia Native Passes
     Mrs. Ruth White King, a former resident of Perry township, died Wednesday in Jackson County and her funeral was held today at Old Pine Church. Mrs. King was a cousin of Judge W. R. White and Mrs. Mary Baxter of Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 4)
Friday, March 25, 1938
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

King, Sam

Shoots Self Rather Than Go To Hospital
Sam King, Negro, Dies From Self Inflicted Bullet Wound
     Sam King, 32, negro, died at his home on Fourth avenue just above Spruce street at 10 o'clock Wednesday night a few minutes after shooting himself through the right temple with a revolver. Despondency over ill health is said to have been the cause of his act. His wife was in the house with him at the time. King is reported to have been in ill health for some time and to have said he would kill himself before he would go to a hospital.
     The body is in charge of George J. Wetherholt and Sons. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Note: His death certificate states he was buried in King Cemetery in Green Township. Aug. 16, 1895-Jan. 8, 1927.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 6, 1927
Transcribed by Henny Evans

King, T. A.

Death of Mr. T. A. King
     T. A. King, well-known in this county and at Huntington died in Cincinnati last Tuesday and his body was taken to Huntington arriving Sunday night. He was born in this county and went into the hotel business at Huntington leaving there for Portsmouth six years ago, where he ran the Biggs House. He left there two years ago for Cincinnati. He leaves a wife and two sons, Albert of Cincinnati and Chas. of Sheffield, Okla., and one daughter, Miss Mary. The funeral was Monday afternoon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 9, 1913
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

King, Thomas Worthington

     DIED - In Cincinnati, on Thursday morning, 30th ult., at 31 years of age, Thomas Worthington King, second son of the late Edward King, Esq.

The Gallipolis Journal
February 6, 1851
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                             Top of Page

King, Willard Emma [Doughty]

Skull, Jaw Broken
     Heny Copen lives in the house in front of which the accident occurred. Will Thompson lives across the street. The body was carried to his porch and was there when Coroner Brown and Deputy Sheriff Gates arrived an hour or more after the accident. An examination showed that death resulted from a fracture of the skull; and today it was learned from Undertaker Rawlings of Middleport, who is preparing the body for burial, that the lower jaw was broken.
     Mr. and Mrs. King had been living for a month or more at the W.J. Cochran home in the lower edge of the town __once known as the Symmes place. Previously they had occupied the Amos Walker home. They had lived thereabouts a decade or more, coming there from Racine.
     Mrs. King's maiden name was Emma Doughty and she was a native of Jackson county, W.Va. She is survived by, besides her husband, these children: Mrs. Wade Yeauger and Mrs. Roy McCarty , Cheshire; Josephine, at home; Keith King, who drives a bread truck for the Covert Baking Company.
     Miss Kathryn Watson, Tribune correspondent, says it is understood that Mrs. King was on her way to see her daughter, Mrs. Yeauger, who is ill, when she was killed. Mrs. King is survived also by two sisters, Amanda King of Brilliant, Ohio, and Jane Anderson of Wellsville.
     Funeral services will be held at Cheshire M. E. church, of which decedent was a member, at 10 o'clock Thursday morning. Burial in Gravel Hill cemetery by Rawlings.

[Note: From death certificate Willard Emma King, wife of Charles T. Bn 9/24/1884, died 2/18/1935. Buried as E. Willard King.]

Newspaper Not Named
No Date
Gallipolis, Ohio
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Kingery, Marjorie E.

Former GSI Employe Dies
     Mrs. Marjorie E. Kingery, 51, a former waitress at the Gallipolis State Institute, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maxine Paugh, 1837 Chatham Ave. Mrs. Kingery had been in failing health for months and she had been a patient at Holzer hospital for weeks where her condition was critical over a long period.
     She was a native of Gallia county, and was born on Sept. 4, 1906, the daughter of Thomas E. Boster and the late Lelia Garlic Boster. She was married to Calvin Kingery at Ironton on Sept. 13, 1924, and he preceded her in death in 1934.
     Five daughters survive and include the daughter at whose home she died, Mrs. Amos (Lucille) Wilson of Scottown, Mrs. Stacy (Kathleen) Wilson, of Willowwood, Mrs. Cloyd Christian of Troy and Mrs. Paul (Rosaline) of Junction City, Kans. Other survivors are in addition to the father, three sisters, Mrs. Amer Myers of Scottown and Mrs. Judson Harmon and Miss Esta Boster, both of Gallipolis. There are 14 grandchildren.
     Mrs. Kingery was a member of the Okay Chapel Christian Church, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday. Rev. Willard Wickline will officiate and burial will follow under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Friends may call at Miller’s until the hour of the service. Pallbearers will be Amos Wilson, Stacy Wilson, Cloyd Christian, Amer Myers, and Judson and Leon Harmon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, July 30, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page

Kingery, Ronnie Jr.

     GALLIPOLIS - Ronnie Eugene Kingery, Jr., 19, a resident of Eureka Star Route (Mercerville community) was killed in an auto accident at 12:50 a.m. Saturday on Addison-Bulaville Rd. Kingery was an employee of the Charleston Construction Co. He was born Aug. 4, 1960, in Gallia County, son of Ronnie Kingery and Carolyn Beaver Kingery.
     Surviving besides his parents are: one sister, Regina Lynn, at home; Mrs. Edna Kingery, Gallipolis, a grandmother; Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Beaver, grandparents, Eureka Star Route; a great grandmother, Mrs. Nellie McGuire, Mercerville.
     He attended Macedonia Church. Kingery was a 1978 graduate of Hannan Trace High School. He was formerly employed by the C & L Coal Co., and the Empire Coal Co.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Clarice Dillon officiating. Burial will be in Old Mercerville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday. Pallbearers will be Don Kingery, Larry Kingery, Darrell Canaday, Paul Kingery, Denver Kingery and Mike Kingery.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
September 16, 1979
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kinnison, Marvin Keller

     God is too wise to err and too good to be unkind. God is love and supreme love is of God. God so loved us that he gave his only son for us and it seems he sometimes tries our love for him but let us not despair for one of old has said: "When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold." Job 23:10
     May 10, 1918, the first son, Marvin Keller, came into the home and lives of Walter and Jessie Cheatwood Kinnison. His bright smiles, merry prattle, forceful characteristics and cheerful disposition heightened the joy of their home.
     After three weeks of suffering, when friends every hour were looking for his time to come, he seemingly was recovering and friends took new hope; but on March 29, suffering a relapse of only a few hours the death angel came at the early age of 3 years, 10 months and 19 days and now he is with Robert Kenneth, who preceded him to the better world only 43 days ago.
     He leaves to mourn our untimely loss, two grandmothers, Mrs. Jennie McDaniel and Mrs. Robert Cheatwood, one grandfather, Mr. Robert Cheatwood, his broken-hearted parents, three little sisters, Wanda, Kathryn and Helen and many relatives and friends.

"It is sad that one we cherish
Should be taken from our home,
But the joys that do not perish
Live in memory alone.

All the weeks we spent together
All the happy, golden hours,
Shall be cherished in remembrance,
Fragrant sweets from memories' flowers."

[Note: Death Certificate..Marvin died March 29, 1922; Robert Kenneth born Sept. 6, 1921; died Feb. 14, 1922; age 5 months, 8 days. Both died from bronchial pneumonia. Parents: J.W. Kinnison and Jessie M. Cheatwood. Burial: Sandfork Baptist Cemetery]

Gallia Times
April 13, 1922
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Kirby, James Willis

J. W. Kirby Dies - Upper 3rd Avenue
John W. [James W.] Kirby, 70, of 1008 Third Avenue, died just before 5 o’clock Saturday morning at the Holzer Hospital. He is survived by 13 children, two of whom, Lewis and Orville, are in the army. There are two surviving sisters, Mrs. Cora Huddleston of Morris Creek, W. Va., and Mrs. Annie Carr of Deepwater, W. Va. The body was taken today by George J. Wetherholt & Sons to Vaughn, W. Va. for burial.

[Note: 10/10/1872 - 8/8/1943. According to the death certificate, his name is James Willis, not John W. Kirby.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 9, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kircher, Mrs. Charles P.

Mrs. Kircher Dies
Rites To Be Held In Athens, 9 Friday
     Mrs. Charles P. Kircher, part of whose girlhood was spent here, died at her home in Athens Tuesday. More than two years ago, she underwent an operation, which revealed a cancerous condition that could not be overcome. Mrs. Kircher was born in Athens county 59 years ago. She had lived in the city of Athens the last 30 years.
     Surviving are her husband, a contractor, three daughters and six sons, three of the sons being residents of Los Angeles. A brother and five sisters also survive: Frank McCoy, Misses Nora and Vesta McCoy, all of Middleport; Mrs. Ella Wyatt, Dayton; Mrs. C. Burr Forrest, Fremont, and Mrs. W. R. Drury, Glouster. Among the grandchildren are John Frederick and Katherine Joan Kircher, daughter of Mrs. Katherine Kircher of this city.
     Funeral services will be conducted at the Catholic church in Athens at 9 o’clock Friday morning.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 25, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page

Kirker, Belle

Mrs. Belle Kirker Dies Sunday Evening
     Mrs. Belle Kirker, aged 80, passed away Sunday evening. She was the wife of John Kirker. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Henrietta Black, Mrs. Jennie Crowe, and Mrs. Evelyn Hill, and five grandchildren, Mabel Young, Arryetta Carney and Bert Hill, all of Springfield and Louise Guthrie and Frank Mans of Detroit.
     Funeral was held at Providence Church near Kerr’s station by Rev. Farris. Burial there by A. E. Tope, undertaker.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, November 19, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kirley, Myrtle [Hively]

Mrs. Kirley Dies
Former A-N Employee
     Mrs. Myrtle Kirley, 1120 10th St., died yesterday in a Huntington hospital. A former employee of the Anderson-Newcomb Co., she was the widow of Thomas Kirley, an early figure in the Big Blaine Oil and Gas Co.
     Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Josephâs Catholic Church by the Right Rev. Monsignor George J. Burke. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
     Born in Gallia County, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late William and Levisa Baker Hively. She was a first cousin of Newton D. Baker, Secretary of War under President Woodrow Wilson.
     She was a member of the Altar Society at St. Josephâs Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Daniel Hufford of Huntington, two sisters, Mrs. Frank P. LeRoy and Miss May Hively of Huntington; three
grandsons, Thomas M.Hufford of Roanoke VA, Frederick M. Hufford of Charleston and Danny Lee Hufford of Huntington; a niece, Mrs. Joseph Gillen of Cincinnati; a nephew, Thomas L. Bagby of Chicago and three
     The body is at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, where friends may call today and tomorrow from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9:30 p.m. The rosary will be said at the mortuary tomorrow night at 8 p.m.

Huntington Herald-Dispatch
Wednesday, April 8, 1964                                                                               Top of Page

Kiser, Blanche

     Blanche Kiser, 85, Etna Street, Oak Hill, formerly of Gallia, died Saturday in Oak Hill Hospital. Born June 1, 1899, in Gallia County, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Lillie Cade Owney and was preceded in death by her husband, William Kiser.
     Surviving are two sons, Morian Kiser and Robert Kiser, both of Patriot; three daughters, Ruth Heading of Columbus; Dorothy King of Oak Hill and Joanna Holbrook of Patriot; 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Lucille Delaney of Florida; a half-brother, Richard Owney, of Columbus; two half-sisters, Anna Margaret King of Sycamore and Mary Jordon of Marion and a step-sister, Frances Trainer of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Ronnie Hammond officiating. Burial will be in Gallia Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Paper
Jan. 21, 1985
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Kitchen, Roger G.

Gallia man killed traffic mishap
     A Gallia County man was killed in a Ross County traffic accident at 6:14 p.m. Tuesday on US 35, just east of Chillicothe. The Chillicothe Post of the State Highway Patrol identified the victim as Roger G. Kitchen, 41, Rt. 1, Gallipolis. Troopers said Kitchen was crushed and pinned in his truck, which was demolished in the collision.
The patrol said the accident occurred when Roger E. Nesser, 41, Richmondale, Ohio, passed a car driven by Jay V. Johnson, 34, 238 Second Ave., Gallipolis, and collided head-on with the 1985 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck driven by the victim.
     The patrol filed a charge of driving under the influence against Nesser. Nesser was injured and taken to the Medical Center Hospital at Chillicothe. His condition was reported as fair. Johnson was not injured. His car went off the road, striking a concrete post. The patrol said the stretch of US where the accident occurred plagued Ross County with traffic deaths two years ago. In 1987, six people were killed within six weeks on the same stretch of road east of Chillicothe.

Roger G. Kitchen
     Roger G. Kitchen, 41, Rt. 1, Gallipolis, died Tuesday in Chillicothe. Born May 23, 1947 in Elliott County, Ky., he was the son of James Delbert Kitchen, who resides in Sandy Hooks, Ky., and the late Erie Ethel (Hutchinson) Kitchen. He was a self-employed pipe fitter. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 576 in Sandy Hook and was a 32nd Degree Mason. He also was a member of the Scottish Rite and the Cheshire Order of the Eastern Star Lodge 450.
     Also surviving are his wife, Lula (Buckner) Kitchen, whom he married Feb. 14,1966 in Wise, Va.; one son, Anthony W. Kitchen of Gallipolis; one daughter, Melissa J. Kitchen of Gallipolis; five brothers, Paul Kitchen of Dayton, Ohio, Walter Kitchen of Birmingham, Ala., Robert Kitchen of Bethel, Ohio, Donald Kitchen and Carl Kitchen, both of Sandy Hook; and three sisters, Cristine Howard of Pomeroy; Fern Heath of New Jersey, and Carol Kitchen of Sandy Hook.
     [...] p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. Edward Buffington. Burial will be in the Reynolds Cemetery in Addison. Friends may call Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Masonic services will be Friday, 8 p.m. by the Cheshire Masonic Lodge 456. Pallbearers will be Vaughn W. Johnson, Robbie L. Helms, Ray L. Connelley, Ural Timothy Humphreys, James Brewer, and Larry Paul Kitchen.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 9, 1989
Transcribed by Pamela Smith

Kitts, John

Death of John Kitts 
     Mr. John Kitts died at his home at Crown City last Sunday evening of injuries received on Rakes junk boat about two weeks ago. He was about 64 years of age and had resided at Crown City for many years. One son and two daughters survive, though he had been married five times. The funeral and burial were at Crown City Tuesday.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 19, 1907 
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                         Top of Page

Klages, Augusta Wedemeyer

     Mrs. Augusta Wedemeyer Klages, daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Wedemeyer, was born in Dorate, Germany, September 12, 1846, and died July 2, 1927, at her home in Walnut township aged 80 years, 9 months and 20 days.
     She was united in marriage to Fred Klages September 3, 1868, who survives her. To this union were born four children, Henry J. and Fred H. Klages at home, Mrs. Lena Pope of Walnut township, and Albert F. Klages of Romulus, Michigan. She also leaves six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, two brothers, Fred Wedemeyer of Delaware and Henry A. Wedemeyer of Patriot, and a host of friends and other relatives.
     She was confirmed in the Lutheran church in Germany at the age of 14, came to America in November, 1862, and was always faithful to the church and attended services as long as her health permitted.
     Her fatal illness started when she accidentally fell and broke her hip after she had returned from visiting her invalid daughter, Mrs. Lena Pope. She was confined to her bed for several months during which time she bore her sufferings patiently, and was never heard to complain.
     To her children she was a true, devoted mother and was always toiling for the comfort of her family and friends. She was most tenderly cared for during her illness by her family assisted by other relatives, who at all times were ready to do anything for her care and comfort. She is gone to be with her Lord whom she served for so many years. She has at last reached her Haven of Rest.

Card of Thanks
     We desire to express our sincere thanks to our neighbors and friends for their expressions of sympathy and help during the sickness and death of our mother; to Rev. Pilch for his consoling words; the members of the choir and organist; and to those who sent flowers, and to the Gallia Independent Undertaking Co. for efficient services.
                               Fred Klages and Family.

[Note: Buried: German Ridge, Walnut Township]

Gallipolis paper
July 1927
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer

Klages, Henry J.

     Klages, Henry J. -  Walnut Twp., farmer and Spanish American War veteran; died Wednesday at his home; survived by two brothers and several nephews and nieces; funeral at German Ridge Lutheran Church; burial in churchyard there.

Gallipolis Saturday Times Sentinel
Saturday, July 05, 1947
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Klicker, Henry W.

Henry W. Klicker, 84, Dies At His Green twp. Home
Rites 2 Tuesday At G. J. Wetherholt Funeral Home
     Henry W. Klicker, died at his home on the Neighborhood Road, 2 and one-half miles from Gallipolis, at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 1945. Mr. Klicker was born April 22, 1860, making his age eight-four years, eleven months and nine days old. The parents William C. and Mary Klicker emigrated to this country in 1846 from Hanover, Germany, and settled at Pittsburgh, Pa.
     After their marriage, they purchased a farm near Gallipolis, O., and raised a family of two boys, David and Henry. David, the older, passed away several years ago. The nephews of Henry and children of David are Julius Klicker of Pittsburgh, William C. of Charleston, W. Va., and Herbert of Northup, Ohio. Nieces as follows: Mrs. Blanche Rees of Patriot, Mrs. Ella Niday of Springfield, O., and Marie Rees of Gallipolis.
     Mr. Klicker was united in marriage with Miss Lecta Brothers March 7, 1910, who is left to mourn his passing as only one realizes, who has lived as devoted a life as she has, remaining with him and rendering to him every care possible to be done She, together with the relatives above named, will long remember him for his many acts of kindness shown to them.
     Mr. Klicker was a splendid farmer, and his main enjoyment in life seemed to be that of keeping his own farm and home in order. This was his ideal in life. He was honest and industrious, a splendid neighbor and a fine citizen. He lived out the allotted time of man, his labors are ended and he has gone to his reward. I know of no better eulogy than to say that our community has lost a strictly honest and upright man.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. E. Hakes at the G. J. Wetherholt and Sons funeral home at 2 o’clock Tuesday. Burial at Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. (A. C. Safford)

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 2, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Klicker, William Christopher

     William Christopher Klicker, of Green township, in his 87th year, died this Thursday morning, November 8, 1906 at 6 o’clock, of old age and other infirmities. The funeral services will be conducted at his late home Sunday at 1 p.m., by Rev. John W. McCormick, the burial following at Mound Hill by Undertaker Wetherholt.
     Mr. Klicker was born in Prussia, and came to this country in 1845 and settled in Pittsburg, where he married in June 1847 and came to Gallia county in about 1852, and settled on a farm on the other side of Rodney. Two children were born in Pittsburg, both dead. His wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Klicker, died only last Saturday night at the same age. The only children surviving are two sons, D. H. and H. W. Klicker, both of this county. His brothers and sisters are all dead, but he leaves nephews and nieces and Mrs. R. P. Thompson of this city is a niece and so is Mrs. Mary Blane, Mrs. G. H. Steinbeck, Mrs. J. J. Niday, and Mrs. Leonard Beck, Mrs. S. R. Russell, Mrs. C. G. Kerns and Mrs. Mary Stringfellow are also nieces. Among the nephews are J. W. Ecker, C. L. Ecker, Harry Ecker and several others away from here.
     He belonged to the Lutheran Church and was a fine old gentleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, November 8, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kling, Dorothy Philis

Death of Infant  
     Dorothy Philis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phil W. Kling, died at 7 o’clock Friday evening, Sept. 14, 1917, at the age of 3 months and 16 days. She had been ill for some time with stomach trouble and everything available was done to save her life.
     She was the only child and the bereaved family have the deepest sympathy of all.
     The funeral will be conducted from the Ingels home at 9 a. m. Sunday by Rev. W. D. Cherington, interment at Mound Hill Cemetery by G. J. Wetherholt.

[Note: 5/28/1917 – 9/14/1917. She was the daughter of Philip & Dolla Ingels Kling.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, September 15, 1917
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Kling, Frank, Jr.

     Frank Kling, Jr., 74, 84204 Farm Road, Gallipolis, died Friday morning at Holzer Medical Center. Born Aug. 15, 1915, in Cleveland, he was the son of the late Frank Kling, Sr. and Sadie Kling. The last of his immediate family, he was employed at the Gallco Industries Shelter Workshop.
     Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, 9 a.m. at the St. Louis Catholic Church with Father William Myers officiating. Burial will be in the St. Louis Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, 8 to 8:45 a.m. at the Cremeens Funeral Home.

[Note: died Sept. 1, 1989]

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

Kling, George

Death of Mr. George Kling
     Last Friday morning, after a painful illness from meningitis, of three weeks’ duration, Mr. George Kling breathed his last. Mr. Kling was the son of the late Adam Kling, who was well known among our people, and who died a number of years ago.
     He was born at Harrisburg, Gallia County, Ohio, and came with his parents to Gallipolis to live when a boy. Since then he has made his home among us, and his friends are legion, who will join with us in mourning his loss. He was one of our most useful business men, having been associated with his brother, Mr. William Kling, in the large stove foundry on Second Street, and by his efforts contributed largely to its success as a solid business corporation. Mr. Kling was unmarried, but a large family connection survives him.
     His funeral services were held last Sunday afternoon at two o’clock, from the family residence on Court Street, and the interment was at the Old Cemetery.

“Still on the lips of all we question
   The finger of God’s silence lies;
Will the lost hands in ours be folded?
   Will the shut eyelids ever rise?
O friend, no proof beyond this yearning,
   This out-reach of our hearts we need;
God will not mock the hope He giveth,
   No love He prompts shall vainly plead.”

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, May 5, 1891
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Kling, Lewis [Louis]

Death of Lewis Kling
     Mr. Lewis Kling, brother of Messrs. William and Fred Kling, of this city, died at Akron, O., last Saturday morning, from a complication of kidney troubles, with which he had been afflicted for some time. He was about 46 years of age, and leaves a wife and four children. The funeral and burial occurred at Akron.

[Note: Louis Kling was born in 1855; Died Dec. 21, 1901, Age 46 yrs. 3 months]

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

Kling, William

     Mr. William Kling, who was a brother of the late Adam Kling, of this city, and resided near Rio Grande, died early Thursday morning. He was a most estimable gentleman, and his death is mourned by a large circle of relatives and friends. He had been very ill for some time. A wife and five children survive him. The funeral services were held at 3 p.m. yesterday, from Mr. Kling’s late residence.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, June 18, 1892

     KLING - William Kling was born Oct. 26, 1825, at Konig, in the State of Hessen Darmstadt, Germany, within a few miles of the river Rhine. While yet a boy he learned the trade of wheel-wright, which branch of labor he pursued most of his life. At about twenty, he emigrated to America, and in February of 1855 was married to Miss Harriet Jones. The first few years of their married life were spent at Centreville, Ohio, whence they moved to their present home at Rio Grande. Of this union, ten children were born, three of whom died in infancy.
     Early in life he embraced Christianity, and in his native land became a member of the German Lutheran Church. A few years ago he joined the United Brethren Society, to which class he remained faithful till death. By example he taught his children to do right and to be useful. He bore his late illness with great patience and never in his sickest hours did he forget to utter the name of the Lord, and repeatedly said it was well with his soul.
     While the morning light of June 16, was breaking over his quiet home, he peacefully passed into the dawn of a brighter day. Although we mourn the departure of one so dear, yet he has left this consolation with us to follow in his footsteps.

“To the Kingdom of the Blessed,
To the Land of the Hereafter.”

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, July 9, 1892
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Knaffla, Max

     Max Knaffla, 71, of 1016 Third Ave., Gallipolis, died Saturday at his residence. Born Dec. 4, 1917 in Cleveland, he was a son of the late Gottlieb and Edith Melers Knaffla. Services will be conducted Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., at Willis Funeral Home, Rev. Robert Kuhn officiating. Burial follows in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, September 11, 1989
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Knight, Hannah [Goff] 

Widow of J. Knight Passes in Barberton
     Mrs. Hannah Knight, who until the death of her husband Jacob Knight about four years ago, was a resident of Gallipolis, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Brothers at Barberton. The family home was near Mina Chapel.
     The body will arrive Wednesday on the noon C. & O. train and burial will follow in Mound Hill cemetery in charge of A. E. Tope.
     Surviving in addition to the daughter at whose home she died are these sons and daughters: David, of Delaware, Mrs. Ola Cremeens, of Huntington, Mrs. Carrie Dauterly, of California, Mrs. Mary Nichols, of Akron and Charles Knight, whose address was not known.

[Note: The tombstone has the last name spelled Knecht.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Tuesday, March 6, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Knight, John Jacob [Knecht]

Gallia Countian, 94, Passes Away In Akron
     Jacob J. Knight, a former resident of Gallipolis, died Tuesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Nichols, in Akron at the age of 94. Mr. Knight lived for years on Brandstetter Heights and only last June when advancing age made it impossible for him and his aged wife to be alone, they went to Akron to be with their daughter.
     Surviving him are the venerable wife, Hannah Knight, two sons, Charles, of the state of Washington, and David of Delaware, O. and six daughters, Mrs. Nichols, Akron, Mrs. Effie Brothers, Barberton, Mrs. Carrie Dotter and Isabel of California, Mrs. Viola Cremeans, of Huntington and Mrs. Barbara Mellen, of Kansas. He also leaves a brother August Knight of Gallipolis.
     The remains arrived here Thursday on the H. V. train at noon and interment was in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of A. E. Tope. Short services were held at the grave by Rev. Earl Cremeans.

[Note: Jan. 25, 1836 – Jan. 21, 1930; Age 93 yrs. 11 mos. 27 das. His parents were Jacob & Anna Barbara Hummel Knight. The tombstone has last name spelled Knecht.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Thursday, January 23, 1930
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Knight, Mary [Miller]

     Mrs. Capt. William Knight died at her home last night at Crown City after a long illness.

     Mrs. Mary Knight, wife of Capt. William Knight, of Millersport, O., died at two o’clock this morning of a complication of diseases, aged 67 years. Mrs. Knight was a most estimable lady and had a large circle of warm friends in this county. She was a sister of Capt. Boone Miller of the Vesper.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Monday, June 22, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Knight, Mary E. [Waddell]

Death Of Mrs. Mary Knight
     Died near Grimes, Polk Co., Iowa, Feb. 21, 1895, Mrs. Mary E. Knight, aged 45 years, 5 months and 8 days. The disease that terminated her life was a cancer.
     She was born in Gallia County, Ohio, July 29, 1849 and was the daughter of C.D. and Mary E. Waddell. Removed with her parents to Iowa in 1853 and settled in Polk County in 1856. She was married to her bereaved husband, Feb. 9, 1875. She leaves 2 children, Mrs. Gertie Waters and Charley, aged 14 years. She united with the Presbyterian Church in 1889 and lived a consistent Christian life.
     On the morning of her death she talked quite freely of her departure; said she was going home to see mother and sisters and that her peace was made with God. She leaves besides her husband and children to mourn her loss a father, one sister, Mrs. Sarah Porter; a brother John Waddell and numerous relatives and friends.
"Dearest Mary, thou has left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
But tis God who hath bereft us;
He can all our sorrows heal."

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 9, 1895
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Knight, Michael [Knecht]

Death of Michael Knight
     Mr. Michael Knight died Saturday evening, March 3rd, 1923, at 4:30 o’clock at his home on Brandstetter Heights, after a long illness with infirmities due to advanced age. Mr. Knight was in his 81st year. He was born in Germany and came here with his parents when he was 8 years old. His wife died several years ago and he had no children.
     He is survived by one sister Mrs. Phillip Weimeyer of San Diego, Cal., and two brothers, Jacob and August of this city. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial was at Mound Hill by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

[Note: Sept. 9, 1842 in Wittenburg, Germany; March 2, 1923; Age 80 yrs. 5 mos. 22 das. He was the son of Jacob & Barbara Knight. The tombstone has the last name spelled Knecht.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Tuesday, March 6, 1923
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Knight, Mollie Carper

Knight’s Mother Claimed By death In Hospital Here
     Mrs. Mollie Carper Knight, 65, Left Hand, W. Va., died at 3:15 a.m. today in Holzer Hospital, where she had been a patient for 10 days. She was the mother of City Commissioner Jack Knight.
     A month-long illness of heart trouble was blamed for her death. Born Nov. 11, 1882, at Left Hand, to Calvin and Rachel Sargent Carper, the decedent married in 1899 Jack F. Knight, who died in December, 1933. She was a member of the Southern Methodist Church.
     Besides the Gallipolis City Commissioner, Mrs. Knight is survived by two other sons and a daughter, all of Left Hand; W. C. and R. C. Knight and Bonnie K. Ewart. Two brothers and a sister survive; George Carper, Spencer, W. Va., Waitman Carper, Left Hand; and Stella McCroskey, Newton, W. Va.
     George J. Wetherholt and Sons have the body and will turn it over to Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, for funeral services probably at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mrs. Knight’s late home. Burial will be made in the Knight family cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 9, 1948
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Knight, Victor V.

Victor Knight Dies Saturday After Illness
     Victor V. Knight, 63, a resident of Ewington, died at 3 p.m. Saturday in Holzer hospital following a long illness. Mr. Knight was a retired oil and gas well driller. He was a member of the Ewington Methodist church.
     Mr. Knight was born March 6, 1900, at Spencer, W. Va., son of the late James and Maude Chambers Knight. His marriage to the former Verla Hill, who survives, took place June 16, 1921, at Smokey, Tenn.
Four sons and six daughters survive, Harold of Nitro, W. Va., Charles of Wheeling, W. Va., Joe, Mrs. Mary Lou Moore, and Mrs. Charlotte Newton, all of Canton, O., Thomas and Mrs. Jean Boswell, both of Columbus, Mrs. Eva Kennedy of South Point, Mrs. Phyllis Fillinger of Gallipolis and Mrs. Sue Ragan of Xenia. There are 27 grandchildren.
     Five sisters and four brothers who survive are Mrs. Mary Walker and Mrs. Lois Turner, both of Akron, Mrs. Rusha Bailey of Nitro, W. Va., Mrs. Fannie Rucker of Clendenin, W. Va., Mrs. Mabel Mitchell of Edison, O., Kenny of Rt. 1 Bidwell, Sherm of Spencer, W. Va., Lee of Rockport, W. Va., and Rev. Lon Knight of Jacoburg, W. Va.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ewington Methodist church. Rev. Jack Stutler will officiate and burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park under the direction of the McCoy Funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the service. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 22, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                     Top of Page

Knotts, Kate D. [Dye]

     Kate D. Knotts, 94, of Chillicothe, a former resident of the Vinton area, died in the Valley View Manor in Frankfort Tuesday morning. She was born Aug. 9, 1895, in Calhoun County, WV, a daughter of the late James and Cora (Griggs) Dye. She was of the Baptist faith.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenna Knotts, who died in 1981, one son, one daughter, three brothers, three sisters and one grandson.
     She is survived by three sons, Ernest and Richard Knotts, both of Kalamazoo, MI and Carl Knotts of Chillicothe; one daughter, Mrs. Helen Urban of Newark; 13 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one brother Howard Dye of Chloe, WV and two sisters, Mary Smith of Akron and Eva Joy of Williamstown, WV.
     Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton. The Rev. Ben Watts will officiate. Burial will be in the Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 6-9 p.m.

[Note: Died Dec.19, 1989]

Gallipolis Paper
December 1989
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Knotts, William

Aged Mr. Knotts Dies At Porter - Funeral At 2 Friday
     William Knotts died at his home at Porter yesterday at 12:30 o’clock. He was a native of Linden, Roane county, W. Va., born Aug. 6, 1854 and was in his 86th year. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. R. R. Denney at the Porter Methodist Church Friday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park by J. L. Coleman.
     Mr. Knotts is survived by the following sons and daughters: Roy Knotts, Clay, W. Va.; Mrs. Leota Walker and Mrs. Bertha Walker, Big Chimney, W. Va.; Charles, Curtis and Mrs. A. L. Morris of Bidwell, Miss Ethel Knotts and Gilmer Knotts, at home. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Mary Jane Ellis, Tariff, W. Va., and brother William Knotts of Danville. His wife died June 18, 1939.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, January 11, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Knowles, Mrs. Asenath

     Died, in Addison, at the residence of A. S. Guthrie, on Sunday evening, the 11th ult., Mrs. Asenath Knowles, in the 80th year of her age. Mrs. K. was born in Connecticut and emigrated to Ohio about the year 1806 or '7, and continued to reside in Washington county until a few months before her death, which took place while on a visit to her daughter in this county. Mrs. K. was a member of the Methodist E. Church for a period of near forty years, and died in the joyful hope of immortality and eternal life beyond the grave. Her remains were conveyed to Belpre, where she had lived the most of her long life.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 8, 1855
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                             Top of Page

Knox, Franklin O.

     Franklin O. Knox, 50, 182 N. Marion St., Waldo, died Wednesday at his residence. Born Apr 20, 1938 in McArthur, Ohio, he was the son of the late Raymond Luther and Vernice (Scott) Knox.
     Surviving are his wife, Andrea (Woodall) Knox; one son, Franklin T. Knox of Bowling Green; one step-daughter, Cynthia Taylor of Marion, Ohio; one step-son, Rick Saunders of Gallipolis; and one brother, Paul L. Knox of Gallipolis. He was preceded in death by one sister.
     He was a member of the Boring Chapel Church, Vales Mills, Ohio; Elks Lodge 107, Gallipolis; VFW Post 4464, Gallipolis; American Legion Post, Waldo. There will be no calling hours and no services. Burial will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hospice, c/o Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware, Ohio.

[Note: Died February 8, 1989]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday,, February 9, 1989
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Knox, Margaret E. [McCormick]

     Mrs. Knox, of Centreville, a widow lady, and daughter of the late James H. McCormick of Green township, died Sunday and was buried Monday. She was a sister of Messrs. Geo. H., Harvey, E. B., and Marion McCormick.

[Note: She died Aug. 9, 1896; Age 38 yrs. 9 mos. 22 days. She was the wife of Isaac Knox and is buried in New Zion Cemetery, Thurman, Jackson Co., Ohio.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Tuesday, August 11, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Knox, Rose [Rice]

Mrs. Knox Dead
Second in Family to Die Within a Week of Pneumonia
     Mrs. Rose Knox, wife of the late Oscar Knox, who died of pneumonia just six days ago, passed away at her home on Third avenue at about 4 p.m. Friday, October 18, 1918, of the same ailment. She was 32 years and nine months of age and was in the best of health before afflicted with influenza which terminated in her death.
     She is survived by her parents, Rev. and Mrs. M. H. Rice of Wellston and four children, Marion, Enid, Mildred and Gwendolyn, and several brothers and sisters, Mrs. Scott of Waverly, Mrs. Clark of Jackson, Paul in France, Morrel of Wilmington, Fred and Jesse of Wellston. Mrs. Clark was with her when she died. The death of Mrs. Knox came as a great shock to her family and friends. She was a devoted wife and mother, a kind neighbor and was a member of the M. E. Church since early childhood.
     The funeral will be under direction of George Wetherholt, although the final arrangements have not been made. The burial will be at Centreville.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, October 19, 1918

Funeral of Mrs. Knox
     One of the saddest funerals ever held in this city was that of the late Mrs. Oscar Knox which occurred at the residence on Third Avenue Sunday morning. Rev. Mr. Wood conducted the services. The burial was in charge of G. J. Wetherholt at Centerville where Mrs. Knox’s husband was laid away a week previous. The Butler auto ambulance of Vinton carried the remains of Mrs. Knox to the cemetery and the funeral party went out in autos. The sympathy of the entire community will go out to this stricken family and relatives of this fine and good lady.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 21, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Knox, William

     At his residence in Centerville, August 13th, 1876, William Knox, in the 82d year of his age. Mr. Knox was a native of North Wales, and emigrated to this country about 15 years ago, and settled at Pittsburg, Pa. He has been for 39 years a resident of Gallia county. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him, as a kind neighbor, good citizen, and Christian man. He was a faithful and consistent member of the Baptist Church for upwards of 44 years. His last sickness was long--lasting nearly four years--and at times very painful. He leaves an aged widow, five living children, and a large circle of friends to lament for him. But they mourn not as them who have no hope. W.

Gallipolis Journal
August 24, 1876
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page

Knuckles Children

Burned To Death
      Two little children of Joe Knuckles, formerly of Gallipolis, now of near Charleston, were burned to death last Sunday. Their father was away at work, and their mother went out for water, locking them in the house, which was enveloped in flames when she returned, both babies being burned to a crisp before the house could be opened.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, February 1, 1907
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Knuckles, James

     Mr. James Knuckles died at his home in Beecher Ave., Wednesday evening after a long illness of consumption, aged 54 years. He was a cooper by trade and had lived here all his life. The remains were taken to Spring Hill, W. Va., Thursday for burial.

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

Knuckles, William

A Soldier’s Funeral
The body of Wm. Knuckles, before mentioned, is expected to arrive this evening, and will be taken to Hayward’s undertaking rooms, the burial being at Mound Hill at 10 a.m. Tuesday. An escort of Company C, to which he formerly belonged, will accompany the remains to the grave, where burial service will be conducted by Rev. L. L. Magee.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 21, 1901
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Koehler, Sarah

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Sarah Edna Koehler, 60, of 250 Fourth Ave., a former employee of Evans Supermarkets, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Holzer Hospital. She had been in failing health for 13 days.
     Mrs. Koehler was employed for 13 years by Evans in the bakery department. Her last employment was at the Gallipolis State Institute. She had resided in Gallipolis for the past 21 years. Born Jan. 6, 1906, near Peniel, Greenfield Twp., Gallia County, she was the daughter of the late Dave C. and Margaret Lewis Evans.
     Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Alice) Stover, Gallipolis; a son, SP-4 Ervin D. Koehler, U. S. Army, Vietnam; three sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Margaretta) Williams, Gallipolis; Mrs. Elizabeth Davis, Columbus; and Mrs. Wilbur Mannich, Dayton; and two brothers, Sheriff John Evans, Jackson, and Richard A. Evans, Columbus, funeral director.
     Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. M. Hanna, pastor of the Oak Hill First United Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Local arrangements are in charge of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home under the direction of Richard A. Evans, Columbus funeral director.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
April 9, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page

Koerner, Christina Elizabeth [Friedline]

     Miss Christina Elizabeth Koerner, died at her home on Pine street Friday morning, after a distressing illness. She was a native of Bavaria, Germany, and was the daughter of the late Frederick Koerner and Susanah Friedline. She was born in 1841 and came to this country in 1842. She leaves a sister, Mrs. Anna Vogel and niece, Mrs. J.M. Lancaster, who were here at the time of her death.

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

Koontz, Eli P.

Services Set Thursday for Eli P. Koontz, 94

     Eli P. Koontz, 94, of Polkadotte, who died Monday in an Ironton hospital, will be buried in the Miller Cemetery following funeral services at 2 PM Thursday at the New Zion Church on Greasy Ridge Road.
     Mr. Koontz was born in Gallia County, July 12, 1855, a son of the late Lewis Columbus and Clara Collins Koontz. He was a lifelong resident of Gallia County. Surviving are three nephews, F. C. Koontz of Huntington...[rest cut off]

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

Koontz, John L.
     Died, at his residence in Green township, on Saturday last, 20th inst., after a lingering illness, Mr. John L. Koontz, aged about 85 years. He was a resident of Gallia county 50 years, and was an honest man.

The Gallipolis Journal
September 18, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Koontz, Lewis

Death of Mr. Koontz
     Mr. Lewis Koontz, of Rodney, died Thursday afternoon. He is survived by a daughter Miss Rose and son John of this county and several sons in the West, two of them expected here Sunday and the funeral services will be at the M.E. church at Rodney by Rev. Samuel Denney and the burial at Rio Grande, by Undertaker Glassburn. Mr. Koontz was past 80 years old and was a wagon maker, patten maker, carpenter and a fine worker in wood on any kind of work. He has lived with his daughter ever since his wife died at Rodney. He was an honest upright good citizen. Three of his sons Hol, Zode, Bundy and daughter Rena live in Illinois.

May 18, 1912
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Kossuth, Elizabeth Ann [Jones]

Mrs. Val Kossuth Dead
     Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Kossuth, wife of Valentine Kossuth, passed away Friday evening, June 20, after a lingering illness of more than two years duration with spinal trouble. The family moved here about two years ago from Pomeroy and Mr. Kossuth has been employed at the furniture factory.
     Mrs. Kossuth was a daughter of David and Cecilia Jones of Jackson, and is survived by her husband and one son, Alfred, who is located in Charleston. Also four brothers, James of Crooksville, O., David of Coalton, Will of Flint, Mich., and John of Dayton. A niece, Miss Celia Jones, of Flint, Mich., has been with her constantly during the past two years of her illness. Mrs. Kossuth made many friends in Gallipolis during her short residence here and all who knew her are grieved at her death.
     The body was taken to Pomeroy Saturday evening in charge of Undertaker Wetherholt, and the funeral was held Monday morning at Sacred Heart church by Rev. Father Flatting.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, June 27, 1913
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Kountz, Jacob

     Died, in Springfield twp., on the 21st inst., Mr. Jacob Kountz, an old and respectable citizen of this county.

[Note: In Fairview/Long Cemetery in Springfield Township the name was spelled Koontz on the tombstone. The date of death was listed as 12/24/1853. On a tombstone this old, the date could have easily been misread. Age was listed as 71 years.]

The Gallipolis Journal
December 29, 1853
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                             Top of Page

Kraus, August

Gallia Boy Dies in St. Louis
     August Kraus, who went to St. Louis recently for limited military service, died there at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon of the flu.
     He was a son of Phil Kraus of Rodney, and was an O. H. E. employee for years. He married the daughter of former County Clerk Welker. His death is a grief to a wide circle of relatives and friends. Mr. Kraus was a member of the Modern Woodman lodge.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Monday, October 14, 1918

Remains Arrive
     The remains of August Krause arrived here at noon today and were taken to Rio Grande by Wetherholt & Entsminger where the funeral will be held Thursday from their late home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Wednesday, October 16, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Kraus, Clyde F.

Clyde F. Kraus Is Killed In Fall From Train En Route To Ohio
Had Been In Army 55 Months – Body To Be Sent Home
     VALPARAISO, IND., Oct. 4 – (UP) – An Army private identified as Clyde F. Kraus of Gallipolis, O., was killed yesterday when he apparently fell from a Pennsylvania Railroad train west of here. Authorities based identification on a railroad ticket, which showed the soldier was traveling from San Francisco to Columbus, Ohio.
     About the time the foregoing message was received by the Tribune, Indiana authorities telephoned Sheriff Hatfield about the tragedy. It was then learned that Clyde’s neck had been broken in his fall and that his face was badly bruised and scratched; and that the accident occurred at or near Kouts, Porter County.
     Pfc. Clyde Frederick Kraus was in his 31st year, having been born here on August 9, 1915, the only son of Lewis and the late Pearl Broyles Kraus.
     The body will be shipped at once, Funeral Director Frank Wetherholt ascertained by telephone, and is expected to arrive here on the Chesapeake & Ohio train Friday afternoon.
     Young Kraus is survived by, besides his father, these three sisters: Mrs. Hencle (Mary) Persinger, Gallipolis; Mrs. Charles (Marie) Ames, Worthington, and Mrs. Robert (Grace) Edwards, Columbus.
Pfc Kraus had served his country for nearly five years, having enlisted in February, 1941, and having spent most of the long period since then in Iran (Persia). He was with the railroad engineers. Before he entered the armed service, he spent three years with the Civilian Conservation Corps and for a time he assisted his father when the latter was in business on Court Street.
     The news of his death came as a shock to his loved ones, who were naturally hoping and expecting for his return soon to his old home and to civilian life.

Gallipolis Tribune
Transcribed by Lew Casey

Kraus, F. E.

Taken Home - The Body of F. E. Kraus Accompanied Home by His Brother
     Mr. G. C. Kraus, of Holland, Mich., brother of Mr. F. E. Kraus, Trustee of the Gallia Furniture Factory, who died Friday night, arrived here Sunday on the 1:40 K & M train. He had wired to have the arrangements perfected to enable him to take the body back home with him, and so the casket had been selected and all arrangements completed as far as possible when he arrived.
 The body had been in charge of the Masonic and Elks Orders and Undertakers Hayward & Son, and the Elks and Masons and a few friends together with the pall bears, Messrs. H. L. Cadot, E. N. Deardorff, John C. Butz, Henry Menager, Henry Cherrington and Earl W. Mauck escorted the body to the K. & M. this morning and with Mr. Kraus it left for Holland where they will arrive at 7 o’clock Tuesday morning and where the funeral services will take place.
 The floral tributes were lavish and beautiful and were shipped with the body carefully boxed so that they would be in good order on their arrival there.  The Masonic and Elk Orders contributed very beautiful emblems.

[Note:  According to, F. E. Kraus was buried in Pilgrim Home Cemetery, Holland, Ottawa, MI.  His tombstone indicates he was born on August 26, 1882, and died April 9, 1909.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday April 12, 1909
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Kraus, Frank

Frank Kraus Dies At Daughter’s Home Mon.
     Frank Kraus, one of the oldest residents of the city and also one of it’s most highly respected citizens, died Monday at the home of his only daughter, Mrs. Millard Ghrist, on Grape street, at the age of eighty-nine. Mr. Kraus was born in Germany and came to America when only six years old. He lived here the greater part of his life where for years he was engaged in the draying and trucking business.
     In addition to his daughter, he leaves one son, William Kraus, of Delaware and an only sister, Mrs. Kate Byers, of Clipper Mill, who is in her 96th year. Rev. George Sagen conducted the funeral Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Ghrist home. Burial was in Mound Hill cemetery in charge of A. E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 30, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kraus, Jacob

Death of Jacob Kraus
     Mr. Jacob Kraus, a former well known resident of Gallipolis, died at his home in Columbus Thursday, Oct. 11, 1906, and the remains were brought to this city Saturday and taken to the home of his brother Phillip Kraus on Fourth Ave. The funeral services were held Sunday morning by Rev. Ernest Myers, interment following at Mound Hill by Wetherholt.
     For many years, Mr. Kraus was in the draying business. Later he worked at the Lindle Mill and afterward kept a saloon.
     Besides a wife, formerly Mary Lindle, he leaves sons, Lewis and Joseph and daughters, Lena, Ethel, Flora and Frances. Mr. Kraus was an aggressive democrat and for several years was committeeman for the First ward. He also served on the Board of Health several years. He was good natured and kind hearted and leaves many friends, who will sympathize with the sorrowing ones in their great bereavement.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, October 19, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page

Kraus, Magdaline

Death of Mrs Kraus
     Mrs. Jacob Kraus, on the neighborhood road about two miles from town, died today about noon, Jan. 2, 1904. The funeral will probably be next Monday. Hayward & Son have charge of the burial. Other arrangements not obtainable when going to press. Mrs. Kraus was the mother of Mr. Fred Kraus of lower Third avenue. She was a good woman with many friends who will be pained to hear of her death.

[Note: Buried Mound Hill Cemetery. Mrk reads 1827-1904]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan 2, 1904
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Krebs, W.C.

     GALLIPOLIS - William Clifford Krebs, 50, was found dead in his apartment at the Queen Bee Hotel Friday afternoon. Mr. Krebs, formerly of Pt. Pleasant, was the brother of Harry Krebs of Pt. Pleasant, who died a week ago today. He was an employee of the City Water Works in Gallipolis, a World War II Veteran and he worked at a service station on Sixth St. in Pt. Pleasant for two years.
     Mr. Krebs was born Feb. 13, 1923, in Pt. Pleasant, a son of Charles Krebs and Ella Young Krebs, who both survive. In addition to his parents, surviving are: daughters Mrs. Sue Bush of Pt. Pleasant and Mrs. Lana
Barnette of Ravenswood; three sons, Billy, Benny and Johnny Krebs, all of Henderson; five sisters, Mrs. Pauline Spencer, Pt. Pleasant, Mrs. Helen Neal, Mrs. Virginia Barr, Mrs. Violet Morrison, all of Columbus, and Mrs. Maxine Rairden of Ravenswood; three brothers, Owen Krebs of Chillecothie, Leonard and Arnold Krebs of Pt. Pleasant; and three grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be Tuesday afternnon at 2 p.m. in the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with Eugene Zopp, minister, officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Monday.

The Daily Sentinel
March 4, 1973
Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason

Krouse, Joshua

Death of Joshua Krouse

     Mr. Joshua Krouse, of Harrison Township, died May 23, 1899; aged 63. His funeral services were conducted at Mina Chapel Thursday afternoon, the interment following at the same place by Undertaker Thomas Wise. The pallbearers were Norman Calhoun; Isaac Thornton; C.C. Neal and J.C. Cooper, neighbors of the deceased.      His disease was consumption and for the past two months he had made his home with his brother, Mr. John Krouse of Harrison Township, where he passed away.
     He left seven adult children living, one being dead. They were Nathan, John William, Charley, Miss Rosa and Mrs. Jennie Houck and two daughters over the river whose names we did not get.
     He was a good honest citizen, well liked and respected by all who knew him. His wife's maiden name was Houck and died in '85.

[Note; Married Rosina Houck Aug. 25, 1855 in Gallia County]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 26, 1899
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page

Kruskamp, Benjamin B.

Retired Alice Farmer Claimed At 72 Saturday
     Benjamin B. Kruskamp, 72, a lifelong resident of the Alice community and a retired farmer, died in Holzer hospital at 6 p.m. Saturday. He was born in Vinton county on Jan. 30, 1893, son of the late George and Blanch Bradley Kruskamp. His marriage was to the former Garnet McCarley, who survives.
     Surviving children are Mrs. Charles (Verna) Thompson, Mrs. Carl (Grace) Cochran and Ed Kruskamp, all of Columbus, George Kruskamp of Rt. 2 Vinton and Joe Kruskamp, at home. There are 12 grandchildren. A surviving sister is Mrs. Alva DeVault of Wilkesville.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McCoy Funeral Home. Rev. Jack Stutler will officiate, and burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

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

Kruskamp, Charlotte [Bradley]

Mrs. Kruskamp Dies Suddenly; Burial At Vinton
Death came to Mrs. Charlotte Kruskamp, aged Wilkesville resident yesterday as she was alone in her home in that village. The fact was not known until about 9 o’clock last night when a neighbor called and found her body on the floor. The Vinton county coroner thought she had expired about noon. She had not been in very good health recently according to friends.
     She was the widow of Henry Kruskamp and the daughter of Edward Bradley and is survived by four sisters; Mrs. Blanche Davis of Wilkesville, Mrs. Carrie Strong, Mrs. Drusilla Tobrocke and Sadie, all of Columbus. She had no children of her own but reared two nieces, Helen and Mary Tobrocke.
     Mrs. Kruskamp was a former resident of Vinton and a member of Vinton Chapter Eastern Star. She was also a member of the Presbyterian Church at Wilkesville. She was affectionately known to her friends as “Aunt Lottie” and was highly esteemed in the communities where she had lived.
     Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park by the side of her husband, but the funeral arrangements had not been completed when The Tribune was informed of the death.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 16, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Kuebler, Louis Albert

Former Resident Dead
     Mr. Louis Albert Kuebler died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Eva Kuebler, 550 Trevitt Street, Columbus, on March 25 at 12 o'clock of complications. He was born at Gallipolis March 28, 1890 and came to Columbus in 1904. In 1913 he was united in marriage with Miss Flora Clason, who died 18 months after the marriage.
He was a soldier in the World War.
     He leaves besides his Mother, two sisters, five brothers, four nieces and five nephews, Mrs. Barbara Anthony, Miss Pauline Kuebler, William, Jack, George, Carl and Fred Kuebler.
     The funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 o'clock by Rev. Glenn Seamon of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. He was buried beside his father on the family lot at Greenlawn Cemetery.

[Note: Death Certificate..born March 28, 1890; died March 25, 1922; aged 31 years 11 months and 25 days of age. Parents: John Kuebler and Era Statz (both born Germany). Cause of death: Tuberculosis.]

Gallia Times
April 6, 1922
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Kuhn, Barbara [Schaefer]

     Mrs. Barbara Kuhn died Monday, July 17, 1905. Mrs. Kuhn was the widow of the late John L. Kuhn and was in her 81st year. She was the daughter of Jacob Schaefer, of Raccoon Township. After her marriage to Mr. Kuhn she came to Gallipolis where she lived for more than 50 years.
     She was the mother of eight children, seven of whom survive her, Edward, Fred, Will and Mrs. James Mullineux of this city; Charlie of Maysville, Ky., Mrs. Minnie Sheelan, of Rochester, Pa., and Mrs. Amanda McFarland, of Cleveland, at whose home she died.
     Mrs. Kuhn was an invalid for many years, being totally blind for about 18 years. She was a member of this Presbyterian Church and was a kind, good woman, beloved by all who knew her.
     Her remains were brought here Wednesday evening and the funeral services were conducted from the home of Ex-Marshal Ed. Kuhn, of Cedar Street, Thursday morning by Rev. Armentrout of the Presbyterian Church, and interment at the Pine street cemetery by Undertaker Wetherholt. The services were largely attended by her old friends and many were the kind words spoken of her. The pall bearers were Thos. Bell, Geo. House, W. T. Minturn, A. R. Chase, A.L. Roadarmour and B.T. Enos.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 18, 1905
Transcribed by J. Farley

Kuhn, Beatrice

     Beatrice (Bea) Kuhn, 64, State Route 141, Gallipolis, died Tuesday, June 29, 1993 at Holzer Medical Center. She was an Avon representative for more than 15 years and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Rio Grande where she served as organist for many years.
     She was also a member and past matron of the Evangeline Chapter #172 of the Order of Eastern Star, Middleport; member and past high priestess of Lafayette Shrine #44; member of the French City Shrinettes and Theo Court L.O.S.N.A. of Columbus and past grand organist of O.E.S.
     She was born December 5, 1928 in Massillon, daughter of the late Raymond Miller and Viola Claffey Miller, who survives in Twin Falls, Idaho.
     Survivors include her mother, her husband, Robert Kuhn, one son, David W. Kuhn of Haughton, La., three daughters, Karla (Tom) Blackburn of Columbus, Janelle (Jack) Kaylor of Letart, W.Va., and Robin (Benny) Wolfe of Shade; eight grandchildren and one great grandson and one sister, Janice (Bob) Cicle of Twin Falls, Idaho.
     Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services, which will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cavalry Baptist Church in Rio Grande with the Rev. Earl Dale officiating. Burial will follow in the Cavalry Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Calvalry Baptist Church, 101 East College Street, Rio Grande, Ohio, 45674, or the Gallia County Cancer Society, P.O. Box 813, Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Tribune
June 30, 1993
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Kuhn, Edward Henry

Ed H. Kuhn Dies In Akron Saturday
Funeral of Former Mayor Of Gallipolis To Be Held Here Tuesday
     Edward H. Kuhn, 70, former mayor of Gallipolis, died Saturday evening in an Akron hospital, of pneumonia which developed after an operation. Mr. Kuhn became ill while on a visit with his son, John Kuhn, at Salisbury, MD, but was brought back to Akron for the operation.
     Mr. Kuhn was a prominent Gallipolis businessman for many years and was a pioneer in this city. He served the city as Marshal and was elected to the office of Mayor, under the old City Council form of government. He was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
     His wife preceded him in death five years ago. Mr Kuhn lived in Gallipolis until three years ago when he left to live in Akron where several of his children live. He is survived by three sons and three daughters, John of Salisbury, MD; Edward H. Kuhn, Jr. of Akron and Gustave C. Kuhn of Cambridge; Mrs. Nina Bell, Mrs. Albert Weibelt and Mrs. Herschel Ferguson of Akron, a brother, Fred Kuhn, at Columbus and sister, Mrs. Frank Sheehan, of Crestline.
     The body arrived Monday noon in Gallipolis. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of the Misses Mamie and Nina Bell, 113 Second Avenue, by Rev. L.O. Forqueran. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

[Note: Death Certificate: Edward Henry Kuhn born Feb. 18, 1859 in Ohio; died Oct. 26, 1929 in Akron, 70 years, 8 months and 8 days of age. Wife: Ida Mae-- Parents: Ed Kuhn and mother unknown (both born Germany). Cause of death Hypostatic Pneumonia.]

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

Kuhn, Grace M.

Grace M. Kuhn
     COOLVILLE - Grace Mildred Kuhn, 88, died Friday evening, June 18, 1993, at the Pomeroy Nursing Center, Pomeroy.
     Born in Naomi, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John and Stella Fields Kaylor. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church; the Daughters of America; and W.S.C.S.
     Surviving are five sons and daughters-in-laws, Clyde and Marlene Kuhn, Tuppers Plains; Carl and Ilene Kuhn, Canton; William and Loretta Kuhn; Dale and Janice, Little Hocking; Robert and Francis Kuhn, Little Hocking; daughter and son-in-law Betty and August Rocci, Canton; three brothers, John Kaylor, Ariz.; Elmer Kaylor, Tupper Plains; Edward Kaylor, Mo.; two sisters, Cordelia Lambert, Ariz.;Kataurah Kimble, West Lafayette; 17 grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by both parents; one daughter, Mildred Kuhn; one grandchild Deanna Rocci; one brother Arthur Kaylor; and one sister Mary Kaylor.
     Services will be 1:30 p.m., Monday at White Funeral Home, Coolville, with the Pastor Bill Wines officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Bank Cemetery, Belpre. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday 2-4 p.m.and 7-9 p.m.

Gallipolis Tribune
June 1993  
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                  Top of Page

Kuhn, Hollis Chauncey

Hollis Kuhn, 54, Dies at Thurman Home
     Hollis Chauncey Kuhn, 54, died at 3:30 p. m. Thursday at been serious for a year [sic]. He had been in failing health for five years, and his condition had bee[n] serious for a year. He had been employed by the General Refractories at Oak Hill for 15 years.
     Mr. Kuhn was born in Clay twp., April 18, 1911, son of the late Walter and Minnie Hively Kuhn. His marriage to the former Myrtle Cox took place Dec. 24, 1932, and she survives.
     Four sons and a daughter surviving are Jerry and Michael Kuhn, both of Columbus, Linda, David and Johnny, all of Thurman. There are two grandchildren. Other survivors are three sisters and a brother, Mrs. Carl (Louise) Scarberry, Mrs. Eskew (Clara) Facemire and Ethel Kuhn, all of Gallipolis and Luther Kuhn of Crown City. A surviving half brother is Wymon Caldwell of Florida. A sister and brother are deceased.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Rev. Delbert King will officiate and burial will be in Providence cemetery. Graveside military rites will be held by VFW Post No. 4464, and pall bearers will be members of Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Saturday.

[Note: According to Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007, he died November 11, 1965. He is listed as Hollis C. Kohn in the data base.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
About Thursday, November 11, 1965
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Kuhn, Ida May [Sheets]

     Mrs. Ida May Kuhn, wife of the telegraph operator at Point Pleasant, Ohio, died last Sunday evening, aged about thirty-two years. She was a most excellent lady, and her death is much regretted. Mrs. Kuhn had been married only one month and was a daughter of Mr. J. W. Sheets. The burial was by Hayward & Son, at the Maddy graveyard.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, October 21, 1893
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Kuhn, John D.

     John D. Kuhn, known to many of our citizens as a Cigar maker, but better known, perhaps, because of a stiff leg, the result of rheumatism, died suddenly Tuesday night. He had been for many years afflicted with Asthma, and on Tuesday evening was taken with a severe fit of coughing, which probably ruptured some blood vessel, thereby producing death. The event occurred at the farm of Mr. Lewis Cook, in Mercer's Bottom, W. Va.—He was formerly from Pittsburgh.

The Gallipolis Journal
June 17, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Kuhn, John Leonard

     John Leonard Kuhn died April 21, 1899. He was born in Wirtembay, Germany on Feb. 1, 1815 and came to the U.S. with his parents in 1833, the boys stopping at Pittsburgh while the rest of the family continued on to near Crestline, Ohio where his parents bought a farm and there ended their days in peace and happiness.
     John Leonard had learned the blacksmith trade in Germany and continued it in Pittsburgh until he learned the art of paper staining. At the age of 27 he married Regina Barbara Schaefer aged 19 in May 1843.
     His children are Annie, Mrs. James Mullineux, Mrs. Amanda McFarland, G. Fred Kuhn, Charles C. Kuhn of Maysville, Edward H. Kuhn and William Kuhn and Mrs. Minnie Shehan of Crestline. He came to Gallipois in 1848. He made cigars, sold groceries, had a store, and a tin shop at different times. He had a sister, Mrs. Rickofhieman, of Trenton N. J.

[Note: There is a John Kuhn buried in Pine Street Cemetery without any other identifying information, so this could be he.]

Gallipolis Tribune
April 28, 1899
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Kuhn, Millie Jane [Adkins]

Death Claims Mrs. Kuhn, 82
     Mrs. Millie Jane Kuhn, 82, a resident of Addison, died at 4 p.m. Saturday in Holzer hospital, where she had been a patient since April 13, at which time she suffered a fractured hip. She had been in failing health for six and a half years.
     Mrs. Kuhn was born June 21, 1881 in Fayette county, W. Va., daughter of the late Lewis and Cynthia Stevens Adkins. She was twice married, her first being to James C. Randolph, who died in 1931, and her second was to Walter Kuhn who died in 1934.
     Children who survive are Wesley Randolph of Akron, Bacil Randolph of Columbus, Paul Randolph of Addison, Lewis Randolph of Clinton, O., Mrs. Hugh (Melissa) Childs of Addison, Mrs. Ech (Mabel) Saunders of Massillon, Mrs. Frank (Virginia) Clark of Rt. 1 Gallipolis, Mrs. John (Katie) Drochak of Columbus. Two stepchildren who survive are Warren Randolph of Akron and Eddie Randolph of Raceland, Ky. Two sons and a daughter preceded her in death. Two sisters who survive are Mrs. Henry (Mary) Bias of Hewett, W., Va., and Mrs. Joe (Alice) Summers of Odd, W. Va. A sister and two brothers are deceased.
     Mrs. Kuhn had been a resident of Gallia county for 49 years. She was a member of Cherrington Chapel. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Providence Baptist church. Rev. Earl Cremeens, assisted by Rev. Alfred Holley will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

[Note: She died in 1963.]

Gallipolis Tribune
No date
Transcribed by Pamela L. Smith

Kuhn, Minnie May [Forth]

Illness Fatal For Mrs. Kuhn

     Mrs. Minnie May Kuhn, 69, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at her home, 108 Fourth Ave., after an illness from heart trouble for eight years.
     In 1941 she fell and broke her hip, and in 1949 she fell and broke a leg. Her health had been no worse than usual, however, until four weeks ago, when her condition deteriorated. Mrs. Kuhn was in a coma when her daughter, Eva, tried to rouse her Tuesday morning.
     Born Sept. 4, 1882, in West Virginia, one of six children of Charles and Rebecca Henry Forth, she came to Ohio with her parents when she was four years old. Her father was a carpenter. They moved to Teens Run, Clay Twp., and there she joined the Providence Baptist Church when she was a little girl.
When the family moved to Gallipolis 40 some years ago, she transferred her membership to the First Baptist Church of which she was an unusually faithful member, attending prayer services in mid-week and regular Sunday services.
     Decedent married Strod Kuhn June 18, 1899, in Gallipolis, a Rev. Mr. Perry Baptist preacher, officiating, and to this union one daughter was born, Mrs. Lee Wagner, Nitro, W. Va.
     Four grandchildren survive; Lt. Julius S. Farley, with the Air Force in North Africa: Mrs. Earl (Elizabeth) Mills, Steel, N.D.(her husband is in the Jamestown, N. D. hospital with a fractured skull suffered in at automobile acident); Mrs. W. S. (Eleanor) Gunhoe, Cleveland; and Sharon Wagner, Nitro. Six great grandchildren also survive. Two sisters, Mrs. B.W. (Bertha) Conner, Huntington, and Mrs. Charles (Mamie) Pifer, Columbus, survive.
     Mrs. Kuhn attended school at Teens Run, and her early married life was spent in Gallipolis where she moved in 1913 to the house in which she died. Mr. Kuhn died in 1938.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Baptist, the Rev. Don Loomis, associate pastor, officiating and Miller's Home for Funerals will bury the body in Mound Hill Cemetery beside her late husband. Pallbearers are J.I. Richards, Earl Saunders, O.J. White, Carl Gordon, F.E. Kerr, and Clay Halley.

Gallipolis Tribune
Aug. 1952
Transcribed by J. Farley

Kuhn, Neptunus 'Rex'

     Neptunus "Rex" Kuhn, 48, of Hilliard, died Tuesday, October 14, 1997 in the Hospice at Grant and Riverside in Columbus.
     Born November 25, 1948 in Centenary, son of Charles Vernon Kuhn, who died in 1986, and Hazel F. Allison Kuhn of Northup, he retired from Columbus Southern Power Company with 25 years of service.
A U. S. Navy veteran who served during Vietnam, he was a member of the Ohio Wildlife Society, the Lincoln Baptist Church in Columbus, the Columbus Audubon Society, and the VFW and American Legion posts in Hilliard.
     Surviving in addition to his mother are a very special friend, Patricia Tweed of Hilliard; special grandchildren, Claire Elizabeth Fadley, and Kyle and Nathan Tweed, all of Hilliard; a sister, Donna Halley of Northup; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles W. and Judith Kuhn of Gallipolis, Bill L. and Marilyn Kuhn of Northup, and Alan L. and Cynde Kuhn of Gallipolis; four nieces, Teresa Kuhn of Gallipolis, Marie Kuhn and Beth Kuhn, both of Northup, and Jody Kuhn of Gallipolis; two nephews, Charles L. Kuhn of Gallipolis, and Kevin L. Kuhn, with the U.S. Navy at Norfolk, Virginia; and a grand-nephew, Kevin L. Kuhn II of Gallipolis. He was preceded in death by a sister, Marybelle Kuhn.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, October 17, 1997 in the Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles Lusher officiating. Burial will be in the Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, October 16, 1997.
     There will be a flag presentation at the graveside by VFW Post 4464 of Gallipolis. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Hospice at Grant and Riverside, 3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214. Pallbearers will be Shawn Cleary. Tim Tweed, Glenn Elliott, Eugene Elliott, Glendon Elliot, Mike Russolillo and John Suhayda. Honorary pallbearers are the members of the Gallia County Junior Fair Board.

Gallipolis Tribune
October 1997
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Kuhn, Strod

     Strod Kuhn, 63, long employed in local mills, died very suddenly at noon on his premises on Fourth Ave. above Vine. Feeling ill, he left the Gallia Roller Mills, about 10:15 saying he would eat his lunch and take some medicine and return in a few hours. Reaching home, third house above Vine on the Chickamauga side of Fourth Ave., - he did eat lightly and then strolled into his garden. A few minutes later he was heard moaning and was found in a helpless condition near his grape arbor. He shortly succumbed to a heart attack. Within a few minutes a fire alarm was sounded and the department made a run to the home of Herbert Saunders, next door to the Kuhn home. The fire was quickly extinguished.
     Mr. Kuhn was a trusted and competent employee of E. Laufler and had worded for R. Truffler’s predecessors at the Gallia Roller Mills and in younger years had been employed on steamboats. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Eva Farley, who lives next door below.
     Mr. Kuhn was a deacon in the First Baptist church and his death will sadden unnumbered friends in Gallipolis and the countryside. The body was taken to Elias Wetherholt’s morturary.

[Note: Name is recorded as Strother D. Kuhn on his tombstone in Mound Hill Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 21, 1938
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                  Top of Page

Kuhn, Wm. J.

Wm. J. Kuhn, 87, Died Last Night In Green Twp.
Funeral Is Set For 2 Friday At Centenary
     William J. Kuhn, who was 87 years old on Feb. 11, died at 8 o’clock last night at his home in Green Twp. (Gallipolis R. 2.). His illness dated back about five weeks and death resulted from a heart condition and complications.
     Mr. Kuhn was born in Clay Twp. in 1858 and spent his whole life in this county. He was a son of William and Letitia Thorniley Kuhn and the last of his generation of the family.
     On Dec. 11, 1881, he married Helen Kinder. They lived on Teens Run and in Eureka and 16 years ago moved to the farm of his son Charles N. Kuhn, where he died.
     Mrs. Kuhn died Feb. 8, 1942, and Mr. Kuhn and his son, Earl, kept up the home thereafter.
Surviving besides these two sons, who were devoted to their parents, are six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Two of the grandsons, William and Vernon, sons of Charles N., are in the armed forces. William is with the Ninth Army on the western front and Vernon was with the Seabees in New Guinea when last heard from.
     The elder Kuhn was a member of the Providence Baptist Church, which was near his birthplace. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Friday at Centenary, with Rev. Earl Cremeens in charge. Burial in Mound Hill Cemetery by G. J. Wetherholt and Sons. Friends may call at the Wetherholt funeral home after 1 o’clock Thursday p. m.

Gallipolis Tribune
Transcribed by Lew Casey                                                                               Top of Page

Kuhn, Woodrow

     Woodrow W. Kuhn, 76, of Mason, W.Va., died Tuesday, January 5, 1993 at his residence. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Mason United Methodist Church in Mason.
     Survivors include three sons, Buddy Kuhn of Lucasville, Fred Kuhn of Sacramento, Calif., and George Kuhn of Chester; two daughters Mary Doerfer of Sherrills Ford, N.C., and Sarah (Harvey) Bush of Letart, W.Va; one sister, Georgia Means of St. Albans, W.Va.; 20 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Emily J. Davis Kuhn, in October 1985 and two sons, Paul and Bobby Kuhn.
     Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home. Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Vinton Methodist Church with the Rev. Wallace Means officiating. Burial will be in the Vinton Memorial Park.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 7, 1993
Transcribed by J. Farley

Kyle, Edward

     Edward Kyle, a colored man who has been employed as teamster for Mr. James McClurg, died very suddenly last Friday morning. He had been sick for some days previous, but was able to be up and about the room. About 9 o’clock he fell over, and it supposed had a fit. City Marshal Martin was in the vicinity of the house, and was called in to assist, but saw at once the man was dead. The physicians say his death was caused by heart disease. He was thirty-nine years old.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, May 22, 1888
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron