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Jolley, James Iden

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

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

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

Jones, Charles W.

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

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 12, 1928
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Jones, David D.

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

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

Gallia Times
March 28, 1917
Transcribed by Sheri Culler

Jones, David G.

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

[Note: Died July 26, 1897]

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, August 3, 1897
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart                                                                       Top of Page

Jones, David N.

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

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

Jones, David N.

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

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 24, 1914
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart

Jones, David N.

Old Soldier Dead
     David N. Jones, 74, died at the home of his son, John E. Jones, at Cora, on Wednesday, Dec. 16. He had been in failing health for several months and the end was not unexpected, either to himself or his friends. Mrs. Jones, his wife, died in 1909. He is survived by four sons, Tom H., of Patriot; Jenkin A., of Ironton; John E. of Cora and Bert Jones of Blazer.
     Mr. Jones served during the war as a member of the 141st Ohio. He had been for a number of years a member of the Cora M. E. Church. The funeral services were held Friday at Cora, interment following in Mound Hill Cemetery.

The Gallia Times
December 23, 1914
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page

Jones, David N.

   JONESDavid N. Jones departed this life at his home near Samsonville, O., Oct. 3, 1902 after a short illness.  He was born in Cardiganshire, South Wales, in 1837.  Three years later, his parents emigrated to America, landing in New York on the 4th of July.  They went to Pittsburg where they abode for some time, thence to Gallipolis and to Centerville.  After a residence of three years at the latter place, his parents purchased 80 acres of government land on Dry Ridge, Lawrence County, and there removed, the deceased remaining with them until Sept. 12, 1861, when he enlisted as a private in the 5th Ohio Battery, serving three years. 
     Shortly after his return home from the war, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Davis.  After six years’ residence at Jefferson Furnace, his wife died, leaving in his care his three children.  He was again married Dec. 11, 1872, to Mrs. Mary Jones, a widow with two children, in whom he found a most worthy and helpful helpmate, who cared for his as well as for her own children, never discriminating between them.  They lived happily together for nearly 22 years on a farm in the Samsonville neighborhood, when on the 6th of August, 1894, the grim monster Death again visited his home, taking away his wife.  Deceased was the father of ten children, three of his first and seven of his second wife.  Seven of the children survive.  He was a faithful and active in church work.  His loss to the church and community will be much felt. 
     His funeral occurred Monday, Oct. 6, at Bethel, and was quite largely attended.  Services were conducted by Rev. D. Thomas in Welsh and Rev. Wm. R. Evans in English.  One brother John of Liberty township and two sisters Mrs. Margaret Howells of Oak Hill, and Mrs. John O. Evans of Jackson, survive.

[Note: He served in Independent Battery Ohio Light Artillery. He is buried in Bethel Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Jackson Co., Ohio.]

Standard-Journal, Jackson, Ohio
October 15, 1902
Transcribed by Donna Scurlock

Jones, Evan N.

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

[Note: died Jan 1918]

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 16, 1918
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart

Jones, Henry

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

[Note: No Stone. ]

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

Jones, Hezekiah

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

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 19, 1900
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Jones, Homer C.

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

April 25 1894
Gallipolis Journal
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Jones, Isaac Newton

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

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

Gallia Times
April 14, 1927
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Jones, Jenkin N.

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

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 7, 1923
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Jones, John Lloyd

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

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

Gallia Times
November 1922
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Jones, John S.

Prominent Centerville Man Dead
     Monday morning Mr. John S. Jones died at his home in Centerville. For many years he was a prominent farmer in Madison township but of recent years has lived in Centerville where he spent his life in a serene old age and was active in the Welsh Presbyterian church, of which he was an elder. He was 80 years of age and served in the Civil War in the 179th O.V.I. His aged wife survives him with seven children as follows: Stephen, Reese and Mrs. Margaret Evans of Columbus; Tom, of Van Wert: Morgan of Dubois, Pa.; Enoch of Michigan and Elias who lives on the home farm in Madison township. The burial arrangements have not been made.

[Note: He was buried in Centerville Cemetery in Raccoon Township.]

Jackson Sun, Jackson, Ohio
July 18, 1921
Transcribed by Donna Scurlock

Jones, John S.

From the Falls City (Nebraska) News.

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

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

Jones, Nathaniel

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

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

Karnes, Captain G. W.

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

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

Transcribed By: MLT                                                                                     Top of Page

Keeler, David

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 5, 1908
Transcribed by Henny Evans

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

[Note: buried at Rife Cemetery, Addison]

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 11, 1908
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart

Keels, Daniel

In Memory Of Daniel Keels
     Daniel Keels was born in the year 1847, the exact date is not known. He died January 15, 1909, aged 62 years. He was born at Jackson Ohio, and has been a resident of Jackson and Gallia counties, all his life. He had two brothers and three sisters all of whom preceded him to the silent shore.
     He enlisted to serve his country in the Civil War at the age of 17, served his time faithfully and received an honorable discharge at the expiration of his term of service. He was a member of Company K, 17th Regular Regiment, U.S. Colored Infantry. He was united in marriage at Portsmouth, Ohio, November 14, 1866 to Telitha Marsh. From this union the following named are the children who are still living: Arnshaw, Edward, Maggie, Thurman, Gordon; also two dead, Charles and Alice.
     He became a member of Union Baptist church 35 years ago and has lived a consistent Christian life since. He was a man of retiring disposition, quiet in his demeanor, a lover of his home and his family, a good citizen of the Community where he resided, taking an active part in everything for the good of the community in which he lived until his physical condition rendered him unable, since which he has ever been ready with good counsel, in all things which elevate to a better life.
     He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, four sons, one daughter, three step-sons and twelve grandchildren, besides a host of friends. The funeral was in charge of Rev. Gray of Ironton, and was held at Union Baptist church in Lawrence county. D. E. Jenkins of Oak Hill, undertaker.

[Note: AKA Daniel McKeels]

Standard-Journal, Jackson, Ohio
January 22, 1909
Transcribed by Donna Scurlock

Keller, Alexander

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

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

[Note: buried in Pine Street Cemetery]

The Gallia Times
February 10, 1921
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart

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

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

Keller, Stephen G.

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

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 12, 1894
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart

Keller, William

William Keller

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

[Note: died Nov 1910]

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

Kelley, Isaiah

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

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

Kelley, Isaiah

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

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

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

Kennedy, Cornelius Wayne

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

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

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

Kent, Henry A.

Death of Judge Kent

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

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

Transcribed by Henny Evans

Kent, Milton

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

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

Vinton Leader,
No Date
page 1
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Kerns, Ansel

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

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Kerns, Anthony Wayne

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

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 29, 1923
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Kerns, Francis Roadarmour

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

Gallia Times
June 9, 1921
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Kerns, Thomas

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

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Kerr, James Morrison

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

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

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

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

Kerr, Joseph J.

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

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 24, 1905
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Kerr Samuel

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

Gaillipolis Journal
August 24, 1898
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart                                                                       Top of Page

Kerr, Samuel John

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

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

The Gallia Times
July 16, 1919
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart

Keyes, Charles M.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gallipolis Bulletin
November 22, 1881
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Kinder, Alfred

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

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

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

Kinder, Noah

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

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

Gallipolis Journal
March 9, 1882
Transcribed by Henny Evans

King, George A.

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

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

Gallipolis Bulletin
February 1892
Transcribed by Henny Evans

King, Newel

Death of Newel King

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

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

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

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

[Note: Clark Chapel, Morgan]

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

King, Thomas B.

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

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

Gallipolis Journal
July 21, 1864
Constructed by Henny Evans

King, William A.

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

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 24, 1924
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Kitterman, Isaac N.

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

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

Gallipolis Journal
September 21, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Klages, Fred

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

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
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Kling, William

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

Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
September 20, 1907

Kling, William

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

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

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 20, 1907
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Knox, Samuel

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

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

Cincinnati Enquirer
May 6, 1902
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Koontz, Charles H.

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

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

Gallia Times
February 4, 1914
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Kyre, Joseph Nicholas

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

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

Gallipolis Journal
September 28, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Lambert, Andrew J.

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

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

Gallia Times
December 4, 1924
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Lambert, H. D.

H. D. Lambert Dead
     H. D. Lambert of Cheshire, died Friday at the age of 98 [sic- probably should read 89] years, following a brief illness. He was born in East Virginia and came to here 53 years ago and has been a prominent citizen and farmer in that vicinity. Mrs. Lambert died five years ago and he has lived alone until the past three weeks, doing his own housework and cooking.
     He was a remarkable man for his age being the second oldest in the county. His character was of the best, a devout member of the Baptist church. Six children survive : John E. of Virginia, Mrs Rife of White Oak, Isaac of Bradbury, Millard of Story's Run, Mrs Kate Rife of Middleport and Mrs. Boatman of Marion.
     The funeral was held Sunday by Rev. Mr Weed from the Cheshire church and was one of the largest ever witnessed in that community.

[Note: Popular Ridge Cheshire; Cemetery entry reads b. 1829 died 1918]

Gallipolis Bulletin 
May 9,1915
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Landthorn, A. L.

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
15 Feb 1910
Transcribed by Kathy Hill Lynch

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

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

Langley, A. W.

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

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 27, 1911
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Langley, Isaac

Death of Isaac Langley
     Twenty years make great changes. Less than twenty years ago, there lived on Second avenue about where Attorney Summers lives now, Mr. L. J. Langley, wife and those of his family not married and gone to themselves---Samuel, Wm., Isaac and L. J. Langley, Jr., and daughter, Margaret.
     The old house they occupied is long since gone, the old folks have passed over, and likewise the children mentioned except Ludwell J. Langley, Jr. He and Isaac have been living for quite awhile over in Mason county on a little farm of their own, prosperous and happy.
     Isaac recently suffered from a second apoplectic stroke and last Tuesday, he passed away and was buried Friday over there, the ice in the river preventing him being brought here and buried.
     Isaac, at an off hand guess, we would say was in the neighborhood of 50. He had been married but left no children. He was much like the Roman soldier we read of, “rough but brave, generous and kind.” He was also very industrious, a good brick mason and painter and never long without employment. He was an old Academy boy, and he left friends who will greatly regret to hear of his death; besides a brother, Andrew W. Langley and a sister, Mrs. Martha Holloway, widow of the late Frank M. Holloway, of this city, and who always found him a brother true as steel, loving and kind.---Gallipolis Tribune

[Note:  1847 - Jan. 13, 1903; Otia, W. Va.  56 yrs. of age; Dysentery; Paralysis result of Cerebral Hemorrhage; Buried in Wallace Cemetery in Mason Co., WV.     18th Ind. Battery, OLA]

The Weekly Register
Pt. Pleasant, W. Va.
January 21, 1903
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Langley, William H.H.

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

Tribute of Respect

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

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

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

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

Gallia Times
September 28, 1922
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Lanier, C. Wayne

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

Gallipolis Tribune
Volume LVII
Number 33
August 16, 1928

Transcribed By: MLT

Lanier, Cornelius Wayne

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

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Lanier, Theopolis A.

Good Man Gone
Theopolis A. Lanier Pays Last Debt to Nature
     Theopolis Alexander Lanier, died at the residence of his son W.F. Lanier, at Yoho, Saturday evening, August 3, 1907, aged 89 years, 1 month and 8 days. He was born in east Virginia in 1818 and is the father of 14 children, ten of whom survive. He was first married in 1842 to Janetta Waugh and by this union one son, Wayne Lanier, was born. He was married the second time to Mary Richard, of East Virginia, and by her had the following children: W.F. Lanier, Mrs. Jane Williams, Mrs. Susan Baker, of Texas, Miss Elizabeth Lanier, Mrs. Martha Brumfield and one child dying in infancy. He was married the third time to Mrs. Rebecca Martin and to her were born Mrs. Mary Gilmore, Clark Lanier, Edward Lanier, Mrs. Fannie Coulson and three children dying in infancy. Besides his children he leaves one brother and two sisters, 42 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
     He was converted and joined the Baptist Church over 65 years ago and was a great lover of the church, always filling his place when his health would permit. He was one of the pioneers of the county seeing many hardships during his long and useful life. Always industrious, honorable and square in his dealings with his fellow men, he bore the respect and good will of everyone. He was a strong Democrat and never failed to
attend an election and was always ready to uphold the principles of his party.
     The funeral services were conducted at Providence church Sunday afternoon, by Rev. N.B. Burnett, of Crown City, an unusually large number of his friends and neighbors assembling to pay the last tribute of respect. The interment was at Providence by Undertaker Wise.

[Note: He has a Grave Registration Card for the Civil War but no proof of service has yet been found.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
August 9, 1907
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Larrimer, Jacob

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

[Note: dates taken from marker]

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 6,1919
Transcribed by Ernie Wright

Lasley, Arius Alonzo

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

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

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

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

Lasley, David

David Lasley Dead

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

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 9, 1914
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Lasley, David

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

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

Lasley, David M.

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

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

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

Lasley, Jonathan H.

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

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

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

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

Kansas City Times
July 17, 1912
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Layne, Lewis

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

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 29, 1932
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Lane, Lewis

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

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

Lane, Lewis

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

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

Lathem, Matthew C.

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

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 22, 1901
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Layne, Francis Marion

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

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 16, 1910
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Layne, Ziba Monroe

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

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

[Buried Kings Chapel in Ohio Twp.]

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

Leaper, John W.

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

Gallipolis Journal
July 19,1883
Transcribed by Ernie Wright

Lear, Henry

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

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

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

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

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

LeClercq, James Augustine

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

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 19, 1918
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Lee, Albert G.

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

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

Lee, Edgar [Edward]

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

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

Lemley, Andrew

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

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

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

Lemley, Andrew

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

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

Gallipolis paper
March 1918
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Lemon, George Washington

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

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

Gallipois Daily Tribune

Leonard, Charles

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

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

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

Leonard, James

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

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 4, 1913
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Leonard, Orlando

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

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

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

Levisay, William H.

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

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

Gallipolis Journal
September 7, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Lewis, Alfred

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

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

Lewis, David

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

[Note: Stone in Fairview Cemetery, Springfield Township]

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

Lewis, David M.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lewis, James A.

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 2, 1925
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Lewis, Joshua

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

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

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

Lewis, Stephen

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

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 10, 1903
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Lewis, William

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

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

Gallia Times
July 15, 1926
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Lindsey, William

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

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

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

Litten, Silas N.

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

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

In 41st O.V.I.

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 22, 1932
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Little, Mark 

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

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

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

Little, Mark 

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

Probably Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown Date
Transcribed by Judy Free

Little, Robert

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

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

Little, Willis

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

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 14, 1914
Transcribed by Ernie Wright

Littral, William

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

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

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

Livesay, George Washington

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

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 9, 1900
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Lloyd, Jonathan D.

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

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

Lloyd, Thomas H.

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

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

Logue, Samuel G.

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

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 19, 1915
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Logue, Wyatt

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

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

Longstreth, David

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

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

Gallipolis paper
May 22, 1919
Transcribed by Ernie Wright

Longstreth, David

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

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 24, 1918
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Loucks, William

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

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

Loucks, William A.

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

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 16, 1908
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Lowry/Lowrey, Alonzo J.

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 25, 1902
Transcribed by Henny Evans

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

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

Lowery, Melvin

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

[Note: Squirrel Hunter]

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

Lucas, Alfred E.

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 31, 1899

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

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

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

Lucas, Cornelius

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

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

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Ernie Wright                                                                           Top of Page

Lyle, Boyd

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

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

Submitted by Jean Hoffman
Gallipolis Journal
Feb. 9, 1897

Lyon, A. A.

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

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

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