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


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

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

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

Lew-Ly
  M-Mau   Max-McC   McD-Me   Mi-Mit   Mo-My   N   O   P-Ph   Pi-Py   Q   

R-Rich
  Rick-Rob   Roc-Rou   Row-Ru   S-Sch   Sco-Shee   Shel-Ske   Ski-Smi  

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

Broyles, Adeldia ‘Mom’ [Stover]

     GALLIPOLIS - Adeldia “Mom” Broyles, 83, Gallipolis, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998 in Holzer Medical Center. Born Dec. 9, 1914 in Point Pleasant, W. Va., daughter of the late Francis E. and Ethel Garnett Rice Stover, Sr., she was a licensed practical nurse and retired nurse’s aid in the Pediatrics Department of Holzer Medical Center.
     She was also preceded in death by her husband, John L. “Red” Broyles, on May 11, 1980, and by a grandson, Larry Broyles, II. Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis Ann (Wade) Carroll, and Garnett (William) Hurlow, both of Gallipolis; two sons, John F. (Barbara) Broyles, and Larry E. (Bonnie) Broyles, both of Gallipolis; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Francis E. “Fritz” Stover, Jr., of Gallipolis, and three sisters, Maxine McKinney of Westerville, Charlotte Reeder of Dorset, and Mary Alice Knauer of Worthington.
     Services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in the Reynolds Cemetery. Visitation was held in the funeral home on Saturday.

Sunday Times Sentinel
November 22, 1998
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Broyles, Benny Lee

     Benny Lee Broyles, 72, of Gallipolis, died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at his residence. He was born March 25, 1932, in Gallia County to the late Harold and Garnet G. Halley Broyles. Broyles attained the rank of senior master sergeant in the United States Air Force and was stationed in various locations throughout the world. He proudly served his country in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He received numerous decorations and commendations during his service, and retired after more than 20 years in 1977. He later retired from Federal Mogul in Gallipolis as parts manager. He was a current member of the American Legion Post 27, and the Elks Lodge No. 107, both of Gallipolis.
     He is survived by his wife, Donna Lee Cottrell Broyles of Gallipolis, whom he married June 19, 1960; two daughters and son-in-laws, Belinda Lee and Randy Jones of Gallipolis; and Nikki Lee and Mark Middlestadt of White Marsh, Md.; a son, Christopher Lee Broyles of Joppa, Md.; and grandchildren, Hannah, Grace and Ryan Middlestadt of White Marsh, Md. He is also survived by one brother and two sisters, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Broyles was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
     There will be no visitation. A private graveside service will be held with full military rites performed by area military volunteers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Samuel L. Bossard Memorial Library, 7 Spruce St., Gallipolis, Ohio, 45631, as reading was one of Broyles’ favorite pastimes.
     A husband, a father, a grandfather; a soldier, a citizen, a friend -- Benny Broyles will be greatly remembered and missed by his family and friends. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel, 420 First Ave., Gallipolis. Condolences may be e-mailed to mccoymoore@charter.net or www.timeformemory.com/mm.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 7, 2004
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Broyles, Casby

Mrs. Casby Broyes Dies
     Mrs. Casby Broyles, 80, widow of Solomon Broyles, died early Sunday night at the home of her niece, Mrs. Augusta Angel, in Ohio township. She was a victim of paralysis.
     Seven children survive her. They are Mrs. F. M. Landthorn and Mrs. Marvin Gothard of Eureka, Mrs. George Coon and Chauncey H. Broyles of Columbus, John W. Broyles of Thivener, Foster Broyles of Fostoria, and Mrs. Fred Lewis of Ravenswood. A brother, Paris Elkins, lives at Thivener, and a sister, Mrs. George Roe, in this city.
     Funeral services were at St. Nicholas church Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Lee Wallace, with burial there.

[Note: Dates from tombstone 30 Mar 1854 - 23 Sept 1934]

Gallipolis paper
23 Sept 1934
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Broyles, Ezra

     Ezra E. Broyles, 39 years of age, died Friday, October 25, 1917, at his home on Fourth Avenue in this city, following a long illness from tuberculosis. He was a son of Solomon Broyles and was a native of Gallia County. He is survived by his widow, Elizabeth Broyles, son Chester, sisters Lecia Gothard, Leonora Coon, Clara Johnson, Mirand Landthorn and Oda Lewis and brothers Chauncey and Foster. He was a good, industrious citizen and served in Company C in the Spanish American War.
     The funeral services were conducted at Clay Chapel Sunday morning by Rev. King, interment following in the McClellon Cemetery. The following Spanish-American War veterans acted as pall-bearers: M. F. Merriman, Carl Wall, Berry Chick, Garfield Jones.

Gallipolis paper
October 25, 1917
Transcribed by Irene Blamer                                                                          


Broyles, Foster

     Foster Broyles eighty- one years old, of Crown City, O., Route 2, died at 5 p.m. yesterday at his home after an extended illness. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Stachy Broyles; four daughters, Mrs. Albert Price, Mrs. Edward H. Digby and Mrs. Harold Fausnaugh, of Fostoria and Mrs. Sylvia Broyles at home; nine grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren; one brother, Chauncey Broyles of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Oley Lewis of Ravenswood, W. Va., and Mrs. Lesta Gothard of Middleport; three step-children, Mrs. Francis Walter of Crown City Route 2, Vernon Harbour of Page, Ariz., and Paul Harbour of Columbus; 14 step- grandchildren and 31 step-great -grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Providence Baptist Church near Mercerville, O., by the Rev. Clarence Gross. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery. The body has been taken from the S. L. Stevers Funeral Home at Mercerville to the home where friends may call after 5 p.m. (EST) today.

[Note: b. 1881 d. 1963]

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


Broyles, George Henry

     Broyles, George Henry Sr., 75, Gallipolis R. 2; raiser and distributor of small fruits and vegetables: April 30: survived by his wife, Ada Lee Broyles and nine children, including Harold Broyles, Gallipolis: Fred Broyles at home: Miss Ruth Broyles, Gallipolis, and six away: Mrs. Albert Kemp, Gallipolis, is a sister: another sister survives, away.

Gallia Times
Abt. Wednesday April 30, 1947
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Broyes, George Henry Sr.

Geo. H. Broyles Died Last Night At Farm Home
     George Henry Broyles, Sr., 75, died at 9 o’clock last night at his home on the Neighborhood Rd., near Mina Chapel, Gallipolis, R. 2. As a raiser and distributor of small fruits and vegetables in the local market, Mr. Broyles was quite well-known in and around Gallipolis. However, failing health prevented him of late years from making his rounds of calls on old patrons. He was an industrious man, a good neighbor, and whole-heartedly devoted to his home and his loved ones. His brick house is one of the notable landmarks of his community.
     Mr. Broyles was born in Clay Twp., Dec.29, 1871, and was named for his father. His mother was Fidelia Gibson Broyles. He was the third born of their 11 children, of whom the only survivors are Mrs. Albert Kemp, Gallipolis, and Mrs. Rhoda McIntyre, Pt. Pleasant.
     He is also survived by his wife, Ada Lee Broyles, and these nine children: Mrs. Frank (Edna) Balseley, Cleveland; George H. Broyles, Findlay; Harold Broyles, Gallipolis; Mrs. Charles (Mildred) Allen, Columbus; Miss Ellen Broyles, Orlando, Florida; Fred Broyles, former beauty shop operator here, who has lived at the old home and looked after the farm for several years; Major Enoch Broyles, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Nick Broyles, Columbus; Miss Ruth Broyles, nurse at the Holzer Hospital. Another son, Luther, died when but 18 months old.
     The body is at Miller’s Home for Funerals, but funeral arrangements will not be completed until the children, living at a distance, are heard from.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 1, 1947
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Broyles, Harold J.

     Harold J. Broyles, 79, of Gallipolis, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at the Holzer Medical Center. He was born March 14, 1925, in Gallia County, to the late Harold W. and Garnet G. Broyles. He retired as store manager for NAPA Motor Parts Co. after more than 30 years of service. He was a member of Ohio Chapel Methodist Church, American Legion Post No. 27 of Gallipolis, VFW Post No. 4464 of Gallipolis, Elks Lodge No. 107 of Gallipolis, Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7 Masonic Lodge and the Gallia County Gun Club. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II.
     Surviving are his wife, Dorothy M. Broyles, of Gallipolis, whom he married May 4, 1946; a daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Floyd Wheeler of Gallipolis, a son, Richard Broyles, and special friend, Barbara Weaver of Cambridge; granddaughters, Tonya (Darrin) Clark of Gallipolis, and Tiffany McGright of Gallipolis; and two great-grandchildren, Jaela and Natalee Clark. He is also survived by two brothers and two sisters; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and an aunt Ruth Day of Dayton. Harold was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
     Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at the Gravel Hill Cemetery, with Pastor Alfred Holley officiating. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, from 6 until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to your charity of choice. There will be military graveside rites performed by area military volunteers.
     Please visit www. Willisfuneralhome.com to send e-mail condolences.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Broyles, Harry Lealand

Death of Harry L. Broyles
     Harry Lealand Broyles died Thursday, Oct. 11, 1923, at the home of his mother near Gallipolis. He was a member of the local Elks, the American Legion, and popular other orders. He is survived by his mother and his wife. Burial will be on Sunday at 2 p.m. from the home of Simon Atkinson on Fourth Avenue, under direction of Wetherholt & Son. The body will be buried in Mound Hill cemetery.
     "Heine" Broyles was a printer and worked at various times in the office of the Bulletin, Journal and Tribune. Until he became sick he was in Akron. He was a member of the Ohio militia for several years before the war. On March 4, 1917, he enlisted in Company F, and was taken into federal service on July 15, 1917. He went to France in June 1918 and took part in the defense of Baccarac, Avoncourt, and Pannes, and in the offensives of the Meuse-Argonne and Y pres Lys. He also served in Belgium. He was a member of c Company 6, 148th Infantry and the Supply Company of that regiment.
     "Heine" Broyles, as he was called in Gallipolis, was a well known and popular young man, and he leaves a great many friends to mourn his loss.

[Note: born: April 6, 1889]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Broyles, Luther

Painter Drops Dead While At Work Here
Luther Broyles, World War Veteran Succumbs To Heart Attack
     Luther Broyles, aged 39, died suddenly this (Wednesday) morning about 8 o’clock from a heart attack. Mr. Broyles had seemed in his usual health when he left his home in the morning and was at the office of Dr. G. A. Mack, where he was engaged at his work as painter, when stricken. He had passed away before Dr. Mack was able to reach his side.
     Mr. Broyles was a world war soldier leaving here with Co. F. and seeing service overseas. He had had a heart attack several months ago, but it had not been regarded seriously.
     He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Chandler Broyles, a foster daughter, Mary Waugh, his father F. M. Broyles, two brothers, Patsy, of this city, four sisters, Mrs. Hiram Bradley, city, and Ora, of Detroit Mich., and of Joplin, Mo., Mrs. V. F. Newton, Mrs. Violet Roof and Miss Mildred Broyles of Columbus.
     Funeral arrangements which are in charge of George J. Wetherholt and Sons will be announced later awaiting word from distant relatives.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 9, 1930
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Broyles Funeral Friday
     Funeral services for Luther Broyles, who was fatally stricken Wednesday morning, will be conducted by Rev. George Sagen, under the auspices of the American Legion, Friday at 2: p.m. at his late home on Garfield Avenue. Burial in Mound Hill cemetery in charge of George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 10, 1930
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Broyles, Mack (Patsy)

Mack (Patsy) Broyles Dies At 63 Tuesday
     Mack (Patsy) Broyles, 63, a resident of 934 Second Ave., died in Holzer hospital at 3 p.m. Tuesday after being admitted at 10:30 a.m. He had been bedfast since suffering a stroke in 1958. Mr. Broyles was a veteran of World War I and served overseas taking part in many major battles.
     He was well known as an athlete and played on Gallia Academy teams. After his schooling ended he became a member of the semi-professional Shamrock basketball team, and he was also a skilled baseball player. He was at one time employed in Gallipolis foundries as a molder and his last employment was the operation of the shop at the Gallipolis Golf Club.
     He was born in Gallipolis March 29, 1899, son of the late Mack and Mary Diggins Broyles. He was one of 12 children, and is survived by one sister, Mrs. Harry (Mildred) Leach of Columbus. His marriage to the former Daphne Davis, who survives, took place Oct. 20, 1928 with Rev. George Sagen officiating.
     Mr. Broyles was a member of the First Baptist church, and the Daughters of America. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Dr. Howard G. Young will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday evening and until the hour of the service.

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


Broyles, Nancy Ada

     Mrs. Nancy Ada Broyles, 91, died Monday evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Day, Dayton. She was born April 17, 1882, at Crown City. She married George H. Broyles. He preceded her in death.
     The following children survive: George Broyles, Millersport, Ohio; Harold and Fred Broyles, both of Columbus; Enoch Broyles, Austin, Texas; Nick Broyles, Pittsburgh; Edna Balsley, Cleaves, Ohio; Mildred Allen, Columbus; Ellen Yates, Canal Point, Fla., and Ruth Day, Dayton. Twenty eight grand and 36 great-grandchildren survive.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with burial in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 7 and 9 p.m. Wednesday. Pallbearers Named: Pallbearers for Thursday’s 1 p.m. funeral service for Nancy Ada Broyles with Rev. Lawrence Self officiating were announced today by the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. They are George Broyles, Harold Broyles, Fred Broyles, Enoch Broyles, Nick Broyles and Bill Day.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, February 5, 1974
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Broyles, Stachy B.

    Stachy Blanche Broyles, 96, Patriot Star Route (Centenery), died at 4:45 a.m. today at Holzer Medical Center, having been iln failing health for the past three years.
     Born Aug. 11, 1887, in Clay Township, Gallia County, daughter of the late W.D. and Emily Wooten Boston,. She was a member of Jehovah’s Witness Church inl Gallipolis. She was twice married: her first husband, Grover Harbour, preceded her in death in 1951 and her second husband, Foster Broyles, preceded her in death in 1963.
     Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Adeline Wallace of Patriot Star Route; a sister, Mrs. Flora Chambers of Crown City; a brother, Billy of Rt. 2,. Bidwell; and 14 grandchildren and several great-grancdhildren. She was also preceded in death by four sons, three brothers and four sisters.
     Funeral services will be held 1 lp.m. Saturday in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with Edgar Harrop Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemebery, near Mercerville. Friends may call at the funeral home 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Publication unknown
Aug. 11, 1983
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley                                                                   Top of Page


Broyles, Sylvia L.

     Sylvia L. Broyles, 76, 900 E. High St., Fostoria, died Sunday morning in Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky. Born Oct. 19, 1907, in Gallia County, daughter of the late Foster and Minnie Bostic Broyles, she was a member of High Street United Methodist Church in Fostoria. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Irene Price, of Findlay. She was also preceded in death by two sisters.
     Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, with Rev. W. Bruce Harris officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, Arcadia. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-5 and 7-9 today. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to High Street United Methodist Church Center or Providence Cemetery in Gallia County.

[Note: Died April 24, 1983]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 25, 1983 Page 6, Col 2
Transcribed by F.K Brown


Brucker, Barbara

Death of Mrs. Brucker
     Mrs. Adam Brucker of Clipper Mill, a very old German woman about 80, died Wednesday evening at 4 o’clock from a paralytic stroke. Her funeral services will be Friday, Wetherholt conducting the burial at the Kinder graveyard. She was a good old lady who was well known to many of our people as a gardener and retailer of vegetables.

[Note: 7/19/1823 - 2/19/1902]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 20, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Brucker, John A.

    John Adam Brucker, 90, Rt. 2, Gallipolis, died Sunday at the home of his nephew, Charles Plymale, in Sabina, Ohio, where he had made his home for the past year. Born March 28, 1892, in Gallia County, son of the late John and Anna Chevalier Brucker, he was a member of several Masonic organizations: Eureka Lodge 469, Rose Commandery 43, Knights Templar, Moriah Council 32, Gallipolis Chapter 79, Royal Arch Masons.
     Surviving is a brother, Nelson of St. Albans, W.Va., and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 lp.m. Wednesday in Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles Lusher officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. A Masonic graveside service will be held by Eureka Lodge 469. Pallbears will be lPete Nuckles, Harold Saunders, Don Perkins, Bill Brucker, Rodney Plymale and Ray Cartwright.

Unknown publication
Abt. 1982
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley                                                                   


Brucker, Leslie

    Leslie Lawrence Brucker, 69 a resident of 936 Second Ave., Gallipolis, died Saturday at 9 p.m. in Holzer Medical Center. He had been hospitalized the past week following a stroke at his home on March 1.
     He was born Oct. 24, 1910, in Yellowtown, son of the late Adam H. and Mary Henshaw Brucker. He attended school at Mercerville High School. In his earlier years, he helped his parents run a fruit farm in the Yellowtown area. He was active in Gallia County Senior Citizens events.
     He was twice married, first to Catherine Wise of Yellowtown. Two sons were born to that union—Leslie, Jr., who was killed in combat during the Vietnam War, and Michael Keith, of Columbus. His second marriage was to Edith O’Dell Rowley on Oct. 5, 1961. Other survivors include twin brothers, Harvey, Greenfield, and Harley, of Upland, Calif.; Herman, Rt. 1, Crown City; one sister, Mrs. Edith Boster, Gallipolis.
     Mr. Brucker was superintendent of the Ohio State Fairgrounds for 10 years and was in charge of maintenance at the Ohio Youth Comission Honor Camp, located on the fairgrounds. Following his retirement three years ago, Mr. Brucker moved to Gallipolis. He was a member of Elizabeth Chapel Church.

Unknown publication
March 8, 1950
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley                                                                   Top of Page


Bruff, Stella [Ray]

Mrs. Stella Ray Bruff Dies At Ambridge, Pa.
Writer of Note - Rites Here 1 P.M. Saturday
     "Mrs. Stella Ray Bruff, formerly of your staff and city, died at her home in Ambridge, Pa., Friday. Interment and short services will be held at Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis Saturday 1 p.m." She was the wife of Collins W. Bruff. This shocking message was received by The Tribune this morning from the Ambridge Daily Citizen, on whose staff Mrs. Bruff had served as society editor and later as columnist. James Pethtel received a similar message from Mr. Bruff and it revealed that Mrs. Bruff had died very suddenly.
     Stella Ray was born and reared here and was a daughter and the next youngest child of James and Emma Ray. She was a bright and comely girl and learned to be a typesetter on the old Gallipolis Journal.
     Her marriage to Mr. Bruff was an event of 30 years ago, their romance developing when he was a time-keeper on the construction of Dam 26, long before the super dam at Eureka was dreamed of. They lived for a while in Huntington but went to Ambridge soon after the locks and dam were completed. There he held an important position with the American Bridge Company, founder of the town or city.
     Some years later Gallipolitans began to hear that as a contributor to the local paper, Mrs. Bruff was winning more than local acclaim. Still later she turned to poesy and developed a remarkable talent for versification and many of her poems are preserved in the book-form collections of Pennsylvania’s poets.
     Often in her writings her ardent love for her native city was revealed and she paid many a beautiful tribute to those whom she had admired or loved in her girlhood. The news of her passing will be deeply regretted here and much sympathy for the devoted husband.
     Mrs. Bruff is survived by an older sister, Mrs. Minnie Pethtel of New Kensington, Pa., and a younger brother, James Ray of Bellaire, O. Her parents were late James and Emma Ray.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 13, 1945

Bruff Rites Here Late Saturday
     Rev. J. E. Hakes, pastor of the First Baptist Church, conducted the graveside rites for Mrs. Stella Ray Bruff, wife of Collins Bruff, Saturday afternoon at Pine Street Cemetery. The funeral party arrived here from Ambridge, Pa., later than had been expected due to heavy showers.
     Among those in the party besides the husband were his brother, sister and nephew; Mrs. Bruff’s sister, Mrs. Minnie Pethtel, and her two daughters, her son, Ray and his wife, all of New Kensington, Pa. and her brother James Ray, and his wife of Bellaire, O. The pall bearers were all or mostly Odd Fellows of Ambridge.
     All had dinner at the Lafayette Hotel and they started home. Despite the rather persistent rain, there was a considerable number of old friends of Mr. and Mrs. Bruff at the cemetery when the funeral cortage appeared.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 16, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Brumfield, Arlie Lillian [Sims Collins]

     Arlie L. Sims Collins Brumfield, 93, of Crown City, wife of Sanford Brumfield, died Monday in St. Mary’s Hospital. She was a retired LPN. Survivors include four daughters, Ruth Jordan of Huntington, Elsie Linville of Lewisburg, W. Va., Agnes Deaton and Loretta Rogers, both of Tampa, Fla.; one brother, Ernest Sims of Crown City; and three sisters, Pearl Williams, Opal Graham and Jessie Mae Bills, all of Crown City. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday, Crown City Methodist Church; burial in Crown City Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville.

[Note: According to her death certificate available at Ancestry.com, Arlie Lillian was born 16 Jan 1904 in Gallia County and died 28 Jul 1997.]

Unknown Newspaper
Abt. July 28, 1997
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Brumfield, Carter E.

Carter Brumfield Dies In Hospital After Long Illness
     A long and distressing illness was ended Wednesday night for Carter E. Brumfield who died at Holzer Hospital where he had been a patient for the past three weeks. Suffering most of his life from a diabetic ailment, his condition had worsened during the past year and became critical during the period of his hospitalization. Only 31 years of age, his death, which occurred at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, comes as a shock to his family and a wide circle of friends.
     Carter Eugene Brumfield was born Aug. 20, 1921, in Gallipolis, son of the late Clarence E. and Marie Carter Brumfield. He attended the Gallipolis Public Schools and graduated from Gallia Academy High School with the class of 1938. For a time he attended Ohio University, and on January 19, 1942, he married Miss Helen North, the ceremony being performed in Grace Methodist Church by Rev. Scott Westerman.
Before his father's death in 1946 he was associated with the Brumfield-Thomas clothing store which his father had helped to establish, and in 1947 he became connected with the J. D. North Produce Co., an enterprise in which his wife had long assisted her father as bookkeeper. It was there he was employed when his illness forced him to bed.
     During his comparatively brief career he had become affiliated with all of the Masonic bodies, the Gallipolis Lodge of Elks, and the Ohio Valley Grange in all which he had been active, as was the case with his membership in Grace Methodist church which he served faithfully until ill health prevented his attendance.
     Besides his fraternal and religious life, he had enjoyed athletic activity in tennis, hunting, and fishing.
Surviving besides his widow and mother are a sister Mrs. John Sprow (Katie), Jackson, and a brother, Luther, New Castle, Ind., his grandmother, Mrs. George F. Carter; an aunt, Miss Parnie, Gallipolis; and a grandfather, James Brumfield, Mercerville.
     Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 3 p. m. at the Waugh Funeral Home where friends may call after noon Friday. The Rev. Charles Lusher, Painesville, O., and the Rev. Paul Niswander will conduct the rites with burial following in Mound Hill cemetery. Masonic services will be conducted Friday at 8 p. m. at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 23, 1953
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans                                                                Top of Page


Brumfield, Clarence E.

Clarence E. Brumfield, Clothier, Dies Suddenly At His 4th Avenue Home
Lifelong Resident Of County And Esteemed And Useful Citizen And Churchman
Funeral Will Be Held At 5:30 [P.M.] Tuesday
     During the quietude of Sunday afternoon, Gallipolis lost another of it's substantial and esteemed citizens, Clarence E. Brumfield, 51, clothier, died at 3 o'clock at his home, 623 Fourth Avenue. Though suffering from a heart condition that became serious a year ago last November, Mr. Brumfield had seemed to be considerable better in recent weeks. He went to his store almost daily, waited on customers, attended the picture show Saturday night and on Friday morning had worked a while in his garden.

End Comes Quickly
     Sunday afternoon about 2:30 p.m., he accompanied Roy Ratliff, hardware merchant, to Chickamauga Park to watch horseshoe game--his favorite sport. In a matter of minutes after his arrival there he remarked in that characteristically calm manner to Ratliff, I'm not feeling well; I think I should go home". He was rushed home, put to bed, given a heart stimulant and a physician was called. Though obviously in a weak and critical condition, he said to Mrs. Brumfield, " Don't get excited; calm yourself." Within a few minutes he expired.
     For nearly 30 years Clarence Brumfield had been a figure of growing importance because of the nature and diversity of his activities, until the heart ailment forced him to cease his normal activities and to spend nine months in bed.
     His sudden passing has prostrated Mrs Brumfield, who had not recovered her strength since undergoing a major operation a few weeks ago and it is a terrible blow to the three children and other loved ones and a county-wide circle of friends.
     To a large extent, Mr. Brumfield made his own funeral arrangements, revealing a little at a time as to his wishes in conversation with Mrs. Brumfield.
     Mr. Brumfield was born in Harrison Township on Dec. 18, 1894, a son of James and the late Martha Lanier Brumfield. After attending his community's school, he entered Rio Grande for a while and then began teaching. He was awarded a teaching certificate when but 18.
     About 30 years ago he quit teaching to accept a clerkship in the Moch Clothing Store. On Jan. 4, 1921, he married Marie Carter, a daughter of the late George E. Carter and Mrs. Lena Carter. In 1932, he formed a partnership with T.A. Thomas and opened the clothing store, located on Second Ave. facing the Park---a store that is a fine monument to his and his partner's business acumen.
     Decedent is survived by, besides his devoted wife, three children, Carter, Luther and Katie; two brothers, Will of near Mills Station and Vance Brumfield of Mercerville and a half-brother, J.O. Lanier, of Rochester, NY.
     Mr. Brumfield had been a member of and worker in Grace Church since he was a young man. He had served as superintendent of Sunday School and a member of the board and was active in the St. John's Bible Class and a supporter of other church groups. He was a member of the Blue Lodge of Masons and had been a member of other fraternities until he was stricken with a grave illness. He served two or more terms as a member of the Gallipolis district Board of Education.
     None knew better than he did the gravity of his illness, but he calmly and uncomplainingly went the even tenor of his way. To Mrs. Brumfield he often remarked " I know there is a better place than this, but because of you and the children and my good friends I would prefer to remain here a while longer." He was a daily reader of the Bible and his favorite copy of the Good Book was found opened on his bed Sunday.
     Funeral services will be held at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Grace Methodist Church, in charge of Rev. W. Cott Westerman. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery by F.J. Entsminger. From 4:30 to the funeral hour the body will lie in state in the vestibule of the church. Active pallbearers will be Supt. of Schools E.E. Higgins, next-door neighbor, Mr. Ratliff; William McKnight, Lehr Davies, W.L. Troth, all of Gallipolis and Oliver Unroe, Pomeroy. Honorary pallbearers; Stanley Evans, Clyde Warner, J. Everett Gills and E.E. Caldwell.

[Note: Death Certificate Clarence Ezra Brumfield born Dec. 18, 1894; died June 23, 1946; age 51 years, 6 months and 5 days. ]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 24, 1946
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron & F.K. Brown                                                   Top of Page


Brumfield, Clyne T.

     GALLIPOLIS - Clyne T. Brumfield, 64, Gallipolis, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000 in Holzer Medical Center.
Born June 18, 1936 in Guyan Township, Gallia County, son of Charles Harold Brumfield, who died in 1992, and Virginia Fillinger Brumfield of Gallipolis, he was retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation.
He also enjoyed gardening and selling tomatoes from his garden.
     Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Joann Johnson Brumfield, whom he married March 16, 1956 in Gallipolis; three daughters, Connie (Leland) Burd, Tammy (Leonard) Mollohan and Cindy Walter, all of Gallipolis; a son Tom (Mary) Brumfield of Gallipolis; eight grandchildren and a great grandchild; three brothers, Roscoe (Cathy) Brumfield of Gallipolis, and Charles ( Nancy) Brumfield and Faron Brumfield, both of Crown City; and four sisters, Mary Aldean (Jerry) Taylor of Bidwell, Arlene (Tim) Bickers of Winfield, Ala., and Barbara Brumfield and Brenda Brumfield, both of Gallipolis.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Junior Preston, the Rev. Jack Holley and the Rev. Truman Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 9, 2000
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Brumfield, James C.

     James Clifford Brumfield, 65, Route 1, Gallipolis, died Friday in Holzer Medical Center. Born March 4, 1919, in Glenwood, WV, son of the late James Blaine and Tracey Elliott Brumfield, he was a retired employee of Gallipolis Developmental Center and a retired bus driver for the Gallipolis City School District.
     He was a member of the Church of God at Rodney, a World War II Army Veteran, a member of VFW Post 4464 and American Legion Lafayette Post 27, a member of Cheshire Masonic Lodge 456, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem 44 at Gallipolis and Cheshire Order of the Eastern Star 450.
     Surviving are his wife, Jewell Adams Brumfield, two sons, Donald Wayne of Middleport and Nelson Blaine of Gallipolis; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Castleberry of Huntington, WV and an aunt, Letha Webb, of Huntington. He was preceded in death by four brothers and sisters.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. John D. Bucher officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, WV. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. today. VFW Post 4464 and American Legion Lafayette Post 27 will present the flag at the graveside.

[Note: Died Nov. 23, 1984]

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
Nov. 25, 1984 Page 7, Col. 1
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Brumfield, Lieueta Frances

Mrs. Brumfield Is Buried Sunday
     Short services were conducted by James Stewart Sunday afternoon at four o'clock at her late home near the Mooney school house in Ohio township for Mrs. Lieueta Frances Brumfield, who died Saturday evening. Burial followed in the Mooney family cemetery by F. L. Stevers.
     She was the wife of Lorenzo D. Brumfield and her death at the age of 73 years and 13 days followed an illness of two years. She is also survived by a son and two daughters of her marriage to Albert Unrue, who died 15 years ago. They are E. Lester Unrue of Crown City Route 1, Mrs. Cora E. Roush of Bidwell and Mrs. Ora. G. Caldwell of Gallipolis, who are twins. She also leaves a brother, Charles (Snack) Mooney of Gallipolis.
     Memorial services for Mrs. Brumfield will be held some time in the near future with Rev. Talmadge Duncan in charge by [remainder of text missing].

[Note: from funeral home, date of death: 1 Nov. 1941]

Gallipolis newspaper
November 1941
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                          Top of Page


Brumfield, Loren

Loren Brumfield Dead at 61
     Loren Brumfield, 61, a native of Greasy Ridge and former resident of Gallipolis, died in a Dayton hospital at 2:30 p.m. Friday. He had suffered from a heart condition for the past seven years.
Prior to going to Dayton, he had lived here in the former Lee home across from the Empire Furniture Store. In Dayton he had been operating a hardware store.
     He was the son of the late Alonzo and Ella Brumfield and is survived by his wife, the former Lennie Notter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Notter of Lecta; a daughter, Mrs. Theo (Mildred) Webster of Dayton and a half-sister of Springfield. Harold Notter of Gallipolis is a brother-in-law and Leon Saunders is a nephew.
     Funeral services vil be held at 8 p.m. Monday in Dayton and graveside services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Walnut Cemetery near Lecta.

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


Brumfield, Lorenzo Dow

L. D. Brumfield, 81, Died On Saturday
Rites To Be Held At Mercerville At 2 P.M. Tuesday
     Lorenzo Dow Brumfield, who was 81 last April 19, died at 8 o'clock Saturday night at the home of his son, Earl near Bethesda Church in Walnut Township (Northup Rt. 1).
     Death resulted from a stroke he had three weeks ago. A week later he was removed from his home, Crown City R.D. to the son's home. Virtually his whole life was spent in Ohio and Guyan Townships. 
     Decedent was a son of Franklin and Malinda Massie Brumfield. His wife, who was Phoebe Thompson, died in 1926 and they are survived by these children, in addition to the one named; Virgie and Hershel Brumfield, Crown City, Mrs. W.M. Church, Bladen and Mrs. Mary Sims, Thurman. Also surviving are a brother, Charles of Huntington and Maggie of Leewood WV.
     Funeral will be held at 2 p.m Tuesday at the Mercerville Church with Rev. Elmer Jeffers of Lawrence County in charge. Burial in Campbell Cemetery by O.E. Elliott.

[Note: Death Certificate born March 19, 1865; died June 6, 1946; 81 years 2 months and 16 days of age.]

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


Brumfield, Marie

     Marie Carter Brumfield, 84, a former resident of Vine St., Gallipolis, died Wednesday morning at Scenic Hills Nursing Center She had been in failing health for several years. Born May 18, 1898, in Perry Township, she was the daughter of the late George F. Carter and Lena Cook Carter.
     She married Clarence Brumfield on Jan. 4, 1921, at Pt. Pleasant. He preceded her in death in 1946.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. John (Katie) Sprow, Rt. 1, Gallipolis; two granddaughters and two great-granddaughters. Two sons, Carter and Luther Brumfield preceded her in death.
     She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Progressive Bible Class and a former member of the OES Chapter, Gallipolis and the DAR.
     Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist Church with Rev. James Lusher and Rev. George Wolffbrandt officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday at Grace United Methodist Church. Floral contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church building fund or Scenic Hills Nursing Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

[Note: Died Feb. 2, 1983]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 2, 1983 Page B8
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Brumfield, Myron Dale

     Myron Dale Brumfield, 49, Sandusky, Ohio, died Monday morning after a brief illness. Born in Crown City, he was employed by the Magic Chef Co., in Bellevue, Ohio.
     Survived by his wife, Anna Swain Brumfield; mother, Beulah; two sons, Joseph and Myron II, at home; one daughter, Barbara Sue Moore, Criston, Ohio; three brothers, James and Paul, Criston; and Norman, Scottown; and two grandchildren. His father, James, preceded him in death.
     Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. today at Frey-Groff Funeral Home, Sandusky. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Crown City Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Crown City Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 14, 1982
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Brumfield, Stanley

Ward of Children’s Home Dies Suddenly
     Stanley Brumfield, seventeen years of age, a ward of the Gallia County Children’s Home, since he was two years old, died quite suddenly Sunday evening at the home of Mr. Emmett Keeler where he had been for the past three weeks. The young man became afflicted with an abscess on his throat about a week ago which unexpectedly affected his heart, causing his death, it was reported.
     His father had died when he was born and upon the death of his mother when he was two years old, he became a ward of the county home and had for a number of years been making his home with the A. M. Grover family of Bidwell. He will be buried in the county lot at Mt. Zion.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 15, 1925
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Brumfield, Vance

    Vance Brumfield, 78, a resident of Eureka Star Route, died Monday afternoon at his home. Mr. Brumfield was a retired farmer and served as a Harrison Twp. Clerk for 10 years. He was born May 20, 1897, in Harrison Twp., son of the late James M. and Martha Lanier Brumfield.
     He is survived by his wife, Juhl Burnett whom he married May 20, 1933, in Gallipolis. One son, Vance Eugene Brunfield, London, Ohio, survives. Two grandchildren survive, along with one sister, Vada Brumfield Jackson. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
     Mr. Brumfield spent all his life in Gallia County. He was a member of the Mercerville Baptist Church. He was a World War I army veteran.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mercerville Baptist Chuirch with Rev. Jack Templeton and Rev. Bruce Unroe officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends mayo call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 4 until 9 p.m. today.

Unknown publication
Abt. 1975
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley                                                                   


Brumfield, Vesta M. [Waugh]

Mrs. Brumfield Claimed at 62
     Mrs. Vesta M Brumfield, 62, a resident of Eureka, died at 7:15 p. m., Wednesday in Holzer hospital. She had been a patient there since Monday. She had a heart condition the past few years, and her condition became worse Monday.
     She was born on March 20, 1903, in Ohio Twp., daughter of Charles and Polly Gardner Waugh. She was married to Leo R. Brumfield on Auug. [Aug.] 21, 1922, who survives, along with the following children:
Denver L. Brumfield, Columbus; Mrs. Charles Lee (Erma) Waugh, Crown City Rt. 2; Mrs. Chester (Carolyn) Crews, Lower River Rd. and Roger Brumfield at home.
     Seven grandchildren also survive, along with these brothers and sisters: Emory Waugh of Bidwell; Stanley Waugh, Jackson Pike; Denver Waugh, of Crown City, and Mrs. Raymond (Ruth) Ross of Gallipolis.
Two sisters; Mrs. Orpha Fry, and Nancy Waugh preceded her in death.
     She was a member of Eureka Methodist church with the Rev. Wendell Stutler officiating. Burial will be in the Ridgelawn Cemetery in Mercerville. She will remain at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home where friends may call after 7 p. m. Friday. She will be taken to her late home Saturday where, friends may call after 1 p. m., until the funeral hour.

[Note: died April 21, 1965]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 22, 1965
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Brunair, (first name unavailable)

     Mrs. Brunair, wife of the dairyman who lives near the brewery on Chillicothe road, died Monday afternoon of injuries received the day previous by the running away of a horse. This lady was in a buggy, and while descending a steep hill about a mile and a half from town, the horse became frightened and dashed off down the hill at the top of his speed.—The buggy was dashed to pieces against some obstruction and Mrs. Brunair sustained such serious injury that she died the next day.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 1, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Bruney, Ruth Helen

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Ruth Helen Bruney, 47, Wellston, died at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday in Holzer Medical Center. She had been a patient there since Sunday. Born in Jackson County, the daughter of the late James and Annabelle Lee Stewart, she was a member of the Pentecostal Church at Wellston.
     Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. James Howard of Bidwell; two sons, William and Frederick, both of Wellston; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Rider, Wellston; and Mrs. Gertrude Harris, Columbus; and three brothers, Harry of Wellston; and George and Ernest, both of Columbus, and two grandchildren.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Miller's Funeral Home with the Rev. Moses Cuffie officiating. Burial will be in Woodson Cemetery in Jackson county.

Athens Messenger
May 13, 1970
Transcribed by Connie Cotterill Schumaker                                                       Top of Page


Bryan, Byrd

     Died at his residence in this county, on the 30th ult., Byrd Bryan, aged about 50 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
November 2, 1854
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Buchanan, George

     Mr. Geo. Buchanan of Addison township, aged 71, died at the Infirmary this morning. Burial by Hayward & Son at Mound Hill Thursday afternoon. His death leaves 58 in the Infirmary.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Buchanan, James

To the Editor of the Journal:
    You no doubt have heard of the sudden and unexpected death of my son, James BUCHANAN, and I thought I would give you his age and particulars of his death, that you might say anything you may want to in the JOURNAL.
     He was 29 years 6 months and 22 days old, and died of congestive chill on the 15th of October 1866. He had been making his home with his uncle, John R. T. Montgomery, near Poplar Bluffs, Missouri, where he died.
     He had been having an occasional chill, incident to Southeastern Missouri, but was feeling unusually well on Thursday, October 14th, and Friday morning the 15th until about 10 a.m. When he was taken suddenly with what proved to be a congestive chill, from which he died 15 minutes before 12 p.m.; he was buried beside my father; Col. Thomas MONTGOMERY, who died the 12th of March last, who, prior to his death, selected the spot where he wished to rest, on a beautiful knoll near his son's residence, and the place intended as the family burying ground.
     He was an honest, truthful boy, kind and true to all who did not mistreat him; he reared no foe, stood by what he thought to be right and _______[illegible] what he thought was wrong; he had educated himself and had taught three years of school in Gallia county, and two in Butler county, Missouri, and had a school engaged for the present fall and coming winter.
     His politics were Democratic, and he had been reading law the past three years in view of educating himself for that profession.   
     His sudden and unexpected death strikes us like a thunder bolt and ___________[illegible] I have faced death so ___________[illegible] and so ___________[illegible] this has completely unverved me.

Respectfully, J.M. MONTGOMERY

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, October 27, 1886
Transcribed by Teresa Herrmann                                                                    Top of Page


Buchannon, Jane   

     Mrs. Jane Buchannon, for the past sixteen months one of the wards at the Gallia County Infirmary, died Tuesday at the age of 97. She was a native of Huntington township and had many relatives over the county, some of whom arranged for her burial.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Dec. 30, 1925
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Buchman, Carl Buehler

Former Engineer At GSI Dies
     Carl Buehler Buchman, 63, Mill Creek Rd., died at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday at his home while sitting in a chair talking to his wife. Death was due to a heart attack. For 29 years he was night engineer at the Gallipolis State Institute. He retired five years ago because of a heart condition.
     He was born Dec. 29, 1888, at Shawnee, O., the son of Charles and Magdalene Buchman. He was a member of the German Lutheran Church at Junction City. Mr. Buchman is survived by his wife, the former Frances Mason; a son, Sherman, Columbus, and three grandchildren.
     Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but friends may call at the Wetherholt Funeral Home after noon Thursday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, December 17, 1952

Funeral Set For Friday
     Short services for Carl Buchman will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Wetherholt Funeral Home by the Rev. H. M. Smith after which the body will be taken to Junction City for services at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Lutheran Church by a Rev. Mr. Wolfe. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 18, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Buckle, Della Lulu

Death Claims Della Buckle Here Monday
     Della Lulu Buckle, 89, resident of 88 Locust St., died at her home Monday at 4:15 p.m. following a two year illness. She was born in Harrison twp., Gallia County, on Sept. 1, 1881, daughter of the late James R. and Mary Frances McCall Buckle. She was reared in Harrison Twp., and attended school there. When her mother died, she helped her father rear her seven brothers and sisters.
     She was baptized early in life at the Smoky Row Church, and later when she became a resident of Gallipolis, joined the First Baptist Church, During her recent illness, she became affiliated with the Church of Christ on Garfield Ave.
     She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Okey (Maud) Saunders of Gallipolis; Mrs. Grover (Anna Mae) Shoemaker, Rt. 2, Gallipolis, and Miss Mary Frances Buckle of 88 Locust St. One brother, Ross W. Buckle, preceded her in death along with three sisters, Mrs. Myrtie Roadarmour; Miss Emma Edith Buckle and Mrs. Harry (Grace) Wood.
     Miss Buckle was a charter member of the Centenary Grange and recently received a 50th anniversary pin from the grange. Funeral services will be held at Miller’s Home for Funerals on Thursday at 1 p.m. Rev. Charles Lusher and Eugene Zopp will officiate. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday between 2 and 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 22, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Buckle, James

Buckle Funeral
     The funeral of the late James Buckle will be held at the Buckle residence on Clay Lick Thursday morning at 10 o’clock with Rev. W. F. Ewing in charge. The burial will follow at Mound Hill in charge of undertaker Tope. Ross Buckle, son of the deceased, arrived on the noon train today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, August 31, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Buckman, Frances

Former Resident Succumbs
     Mrs. Frances Buckman, 69, who spent most of her lifetime in Gallipolis, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of a son in Columbus at 560 Kelso Rd. Mrs. Buckman was born on Dec. 2, 1891 at Junction City and came here as the bride of Paul Buckman, who preceded her in death. He was for a time an engineer at the Gallipolis State Institute.
     The surviving son is Sherman Buckman and there are four grandsons, Dwight and Sherman, Jr., both of Huntington, and David and Gary Driscoll, both of Columbus.
     The body is at the Southwick Funeral home at 3100 No. High St., Columbus. Services and burial will be held Wednesday at Junction City. Mrs. Buckman’s residence here was on Mill Creek Rd., and she spent winters in Columbus with her son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 24, 1961
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Buckner, George W.

Death of Mr. Buckner
     Mr. Geo. W. Buckner, who was so dreadfully burned by the explosion of an oil can while kindling a fire at his home near the Safford Schoolhouse, Tuesday morning, died Wednesday afternoon at half past 4 o'clock in his 41st year. He leaves a wife and five children, the youngest 18 months old and the eldest 13 years old. He will be buried by Wetherholt at Providence church Friday morning at 11 o'clock. His parents, brothers and sisters, except a half brother, are all dead. He was born in Clay township, was a moulder by trade, worked at the Treasure Stove Works, and was an industrious good man, and his untimely death is regretted and his family have the sympathy of all in their bereavenent.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, September 14, 1905
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley and Kathy Lynch


Buckner, George

Coal Oil Exploded
     Mr. Geo. Buckner was badly burned about the face and hands at his home near Safford’s School house Tuesday morning. He was lighting the fire and a can of coal oil exploded, setting him on fire and assistance was necessary to extinguish it. Dr. Ellsworth was called and rendered medical assistance, but the burns were so severe that Mr. Buckner died Wednesday afternoon. The funeral will be at Providence Church this Friday morning at 11 o’clock.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, September 15, 1905
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Buell, William Plumer

Death of Rev. W.P. Buell
     We learn by the last Presbyterian Herald that William Plumer Buell died at New Castle, Hardeman county, Tenn., on the 1st ult. The deceased was a native of Marietta, Ohio, and brother of Mrs. Dr. Hebard of this town. It will be remembered that he gave a few very interesting lectures in the Presbyterian church of this place, about three years since, on the manners and customs of the Chinese. He was a missionary to Siam, where he devoted five years of his life to christianizing the gentiles, but his wife being suddenly smitten with paralysis, he was compelled to return to his native country. The immediate cause of his death was apoplexy. He was about 40 years of age.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 3, 1854
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Buffington, Mary Mayes

Buffington, Mrs. Mary Mayes -- 80, of 208 Reynolds St., died yesterday at her home after a long illness. A native of Gallipolis, Ohio, she was a Charleston resident since 1919. Mrs. Buffington was a retired restaurant and hotel operator, and was owner and operator of the Driscoll Hotel on Kanawha Blvd from 1919 to 1940. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gallipolis. Surviving are two sons, Hary Mayes and Robert Mayes, both of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Hess and Mrs. Edith Errington [sic] of Charleston; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. The body was taken last night from Cunningham mortuary to the residence.

The Charleston Gazette (Charleston, West Virginia)
Monday, October 15, 1956
Page 8
Transcribed by Ronni Mayes                                                                           Top of Page


Bugg, Floyd Morton

Native of Gallipolis
     Floyd Morton Bugg, 59, who was found shot to death at the _?_ . 35 roadside park Monday morning, was a native of Gallipolis who had resided in ?ilford, O., for a number of years. Prior to leaving Gallipolis he was employed by several bakeries and at the time of his death was the owner and operator of a bakery in Cincinnati.
     Mr. Bugg was born here June 11, 1904, son of the late Richard Bugg. His mother, Clara Smeltzer Bugg, survives, and is a resident of Eastern Ave. His marriage was to the former Dolly Robie, who survives, along with four daughter[s] and three sons, Lucille and Phyllis Bugg, Mrs. Louise Clifton, Thomas, Roger and Douglas Bugg, all of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Virginia Mandelstein of Chicago, Ill. Another survivor is a sister, Mrs. Wayne (Henrietta) Church of Vinton Ave.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Wetherholt-Elliot-Sanders Funeral home. Rev. Hughey Jones will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. Dr. Donald R. Wareheim, county coroner, ruled the death a suicide.

[Note: d. 1963. named spelled "Bugge" on cemetery entry. handwritten date on obit reads, "7-8-63"]

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


Bumgardner, Elizabeth

     Died, at the residence of her sister in Raccoon township Dec. 19th, 1865, of Consumption, Elizabeth Bumgardner, aged 79 years and 10 months. She bore with christian patience throughout a protracted illness, when her sufferings were ended through a full triumph of faith in Christ. H.L.M.

The Gallipolis Journal
January 25, 1866
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Bunce, Jane [Daniels]

     Mrs. Jane Daniels Bunce, widow of the late William Bunce died very suddenly at her home near Bulaville Saturday evening. She had been in her usual health when she was suddenly stricken. Since the death of her husband several years ago, her son Byron and wife had lived at the home with her. Besides the son named she leaves another son, Thurman of Columbus, two daughters, Mrs. Harry Swisher, Mrs. Ernest First of Addison and the following step children. Geo. Bunce of Addison, Perry of Columbus, Mrs. Frank Vance of Bulaville, and another step daughter of Columbus, one son Stanley died many years ago. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 1:30 at the home, burial at the Bulaville cemetery.

[Note: Bulaville is known as the Rife Cemetery in Addison Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 9, 1927
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                         


Bunce, Lyvonia [Clark]

Lyvonia Bunce, 91, of Gallipolis, died Thursday afternoon, January 23, 2003, at her residence.
     She was born February 5, 1911, in Springfield Township, Gallia County, daughter of the late Merch I. and Sara Ada Hoffman Clark. In May of 1936, she married Robert Shaver Bunce, who preceded her along with a son, Dr. William Robert Bunce, and a foster brother, Howard Hardway.
     In 1929, Lyvonia started her career as a teacher. She taught in several area schools, including Bidwell High School, Cheshire High School and Kyger Creek High School. She later was a substitute teacher in all the area schools until her retirement in the late 1970’s.
     She was a member of Addison United Methodist Church, the Ohio Retired Teachers Association, the Gallia County Retired Teachers Association and the Gallipolis Chapter Eastern Star No. 283.
     She is survived by special friends, Richard and Ann Hardway Brown of Gallipolis, Carol and Howard McDougal McDaniel of Mason, West Virginia, and many friends, neighbors and former students.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2003, in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with Pastor Mary Syrus officiating. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, January 26, 2003. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Addison United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 15, Cheshire, OH 45620. Pallbearers will be Tom Watts, Joe Drummond, Mike Hughes, Jim McDougal, Pete Neal and Kenny Wheeler. The honorary pallbearer is Delmar Quickle.
     To send condolence to the family, visit us at www.timeformemory.com/whw.

The Sunday Times Sentinel
Sunday, January 26, 2003
Transcribed by Sandy Bledsoe                                                                        Top of Page


Bunce, Robert Shaver

     Robert Shaver Bunce, 61, a resident of Upper River Rd., Rt. 1, Gallipolis, died at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Holzer Medical Center following a brief illness.
     Mr. Bunce, a millwright at the Kaiser Aluminum Plant at Ravenswood, was born in Addison Twp. March 7, 1913, only son of Byron Bunce of Gallipolis and the late Margaret Shaver Bunce. He married Lyvonia Clark in May 1936, and she survives along with a son, Dr. William Robert Bunce, a professor at the University of Cincinnati. Mrs. Bunce is a commercial teacher at Kyger Creek High School. In his earlier years, Mr. Bunce served as a millwright in the construction of the Kyger Creek, Philip Sporn and Kaiser plants.
     He was a member of the Morning Dawn Lodge 7, F & AM and the Grace United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from Miller's Home For Funerals with Rev. Paul Hawks and Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight. Pallbearers will be Oscar C. Baird, Paul Harrison, Harry Wheeler, Paul Rees, Paul Yoder, Ray Hughes and William Bunce.

[Note: Ohio Deaths/Ancestry date of death February 8, 1975.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 1975
Transcribed by Lynn Anders 


Bunce, William R.

William R. Bunce
     William Robert Bunce, 50, 575 Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, died at Bethesda Hospital, Cincinnati April 7. Born September 21, 1937, in Gallia County, he was the son of Lyvonia C. Bunce of Gallipolis and the late Robert S. Bunce. Survived only by his mother, he was the only grandchild of the late Byron and Margaret Shaver Bunce and the late Merch and Sara Hoffman Clark.
     At the time of his death, he was an associate director and professor in the Division of Professional Practice, Department of Co-Op Education at the University of Cincinnati; which he served for 22 years.
A graduate of Gallia Academy High School, he received his A.B. Degree at Ohio University, a Master's Degree in European History at the American University in Washington D.C. and his Juris Doctorate at the University of Cincinnati.
     In his youth he was active in many activities at Grace-United Methodist Church. On April 13, 1977, he was presented by William G. Black, then rector of the church at Our Saviour in Cincinnati and received his confirmation there. He served in the church vestry and as junior warden in 1985. He recently completed a four-year education course in lay ministry.
     Services were held at the Church of Our Savior in Cincinnati on Sunday with the Charles A. Miller Funeral Home, Northside, handling the arrangements. Memorial services were held at the graveside Monday at the Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire.

[Died April 7, 1988]

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


Bunch, Sam

Elderly Negro Dies In Morgan
     Sam Bunch, aged colored man, died last evening at the Harrington home near White church in Morgan tp. There he had been cared for the last 10 months. He had suffered a series of strokes since last September.
     He was a son of Pleasant and Elizabeth Wood Bunch and was born Dec. 25, 1859, and hence was in his 81st year. Most of his life was spent at Bidwell. Surviving are a son, Harris of Columbus, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Emmett Bunch of Bidwell.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. C. M. Payne at 2 o'clock Saturday at the Harris Colored Baptist church. Burial in the church cemetery by Butler- McCoy.

[Note: From death certificate date of death February 28, 1940.]

Newspaper (prob. February-March 1940, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Cousins file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans


Burcham, Ruby

Mrs. H. Burcham Died This Morning
Funeral 1 [o'clock] Saturday At Platform, Burial At Crown City
     Mrs. Ruby Burcham, wife of Henry Burcham, died at 7:05 this morning at her home on Proctorville Route 1, near Scottown. She had an extended illness and lacked less than a month of reaching her 52nd birthday.
     Mrs. Burcham was the daughter of Sylvester and the late Olive Henry Williams of Crown City. In addition to her husband and father she is survived by two sons and two daughters; Russell Burcham, Miami FL; Mrs. Avanelle Eaton, Proctorville; Mrs. Gertrude Dunfee Marler (by a former marriage), Huntington and Stanley Burcham at home.
     She also leaves a step-daughter, Mrs. Carrie Burcham Stumbo, Greasy Ridge and these brothers and sisters, Mrs. G.L. Wells, Rainford and John Williams, Columbus; Mrs. F.L. Stevers, Mercerville; Mrs. Brady Sheets, Bladen and Samuel Williams, Rutland.
     Friends may call at her late home after ten o'clock Thursday morning. Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Guyan Valley Baptist Church, Platform, with Rev Clifford Suiter officiating. Burial will be at Crown City by F.I. Stevers.

[Note: stone 1894-1946. Death Certificate..Ruby Garnet Burcham born May 30, 1894 Crown City, Ohio; died May 1, 1946 Windsor Township, Lawrence County, Ohio; 51 years 11 months and 11 days of age ... lists mother as Alice Henry.]

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


Burchett, Henry F.

Dairyman Found Dead In His Bed
     Henry F. Burchett, 68, a resident of Rt. 1 Thurman (Rt. 325 near Gage), was found dead in bed at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Mr. Burchett, a dairy farmer, had been a resident of Gallia county for eight years, having come here from Pikeville, Ky.
     He was born on March 30, 1893, at Andicott, Ky., the son of the late Joseph M. and Angeline Dotson Burchett. His marriage to the former Fannie Bevins took place on October 30, 1920, and she survives.
     Twelve children who survive include Mrs. Gladys Hent of Washington, Mich.; Mrs. Madeline Waugh of Columbus, Mrs. Emma Lou Scalf of Warren, Mich.; William, Mrs. Joan Osborne, and Mrs. Julian Bunce, all of Hazel Park, Mich.; Mrs. Myrtle Osborne of Ypsilanti, Mich.; Mrs. Bonnie Jordon, Mrs. Rosalie Hill, Mrs. Jean Shato, all of Thurman; Mrs. Geraldine Waugh of Harrisburg and Janet Burchett, at home. There are 29 grandchildren.
     Brothers and sisters who survive are Ollie of Garners Ford, Elbert B., Mrs. Nora Nunary, Mrs. Opal Clark, and Mrs. Amy Taylor, all of Andicott, Ky., Mrs. Georgia Collins and Mrs. Stella Stratten of Pikeville, Ky., and Mrs. Della Wagner and Mrs. Sylvia McCoy of Michigan.
     Mr. Burchett was a veteran of World War I. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Old Pine Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery, under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Lafayette Post, American Legion, will conduct graveside rites. Friends may call at the residence on Saturday and the body will lie in state for one hour before services at the church. Rev. Orville Axline will officiate.

[Note: Tombstone inscription was read as Henry J. Burchett.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, February 9, 1962
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Burdette, Andrew

Andrew Burdette Dies Early Today
     Short graveside funeral services will be held at Vinton Memorial Park Sunday for Andrew M. Burdette, 74 year old farmer who died at his home at 4 a.m. today.
     Mr. Burdette had engaged in farming since coming to Gallia County from Point Pleasant with his wife in 1922. His residence is located on a township road between Bidwell and Rodney.
     Born in West Virginia March 21, 1875, he was a son of the late Harvey and Cynthia Thomas Burdette and was the last surviving member of his family. His only immediate survivor is his widow, Mrs. Mella Meddings Burdette, whom he married in Point Pleasant in 1921.
     The graveside rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday and burial will be under the direction of J. L. Coleman and Son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, June 3, 1949
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Burdette, Jesse [Little]

Gallia Native Dies In Dayton
     Mrs. Jesse Little Burdette, 68, a native of Gallia county, and former resident of Gallipolis, died at her home, 1832 Hale Ave., Dayton, Tuesday. She had removed to Dayton 36 years ago but her early years were spent here. At one time she was employed by the Kate McIntyre millinery shop at Court and Third and was later employed by the telephone company at Huntington.
     Mrs. Burdette was born and reared at the farm home of her parents on Engels Hill in a home built 70 years ago. She attended Safford school and completed her education in the Gallipolis schools. In her early years she attended Centenary Sunday school and on removing to Gallipolis attended the First Baptist church.
     She was the daughter of the late George and Mary Comer Little. Her grandfather, George B., operated the livery stable where the Ford garage is now located, and the family was quite prominent. An only brother, George Jr., preceded her in death several years ago.
     Mrs. Burdette was first married to Walter Rankin who preceded her in death. To this union one daughter was born. Mrs. Forrest (Virginia) Bryndt, who survives along with two grandchildren. Later she was married to Ray Burdette who survives. Survivors in this county are Bessie M. Comer and Thomas Comer, both of Gallipolis, and William Comer of Vinton, cousins.
     Funeral services will be held at the Morris and Son Funeral home in Dayton at 6 p.m., Thursday. Burial will take place after graveside services at Mound Hill cemetery at 1 p.m., Friday. The casket will be opened at the grave.

[Note: Simmerman wrote the date 5-14-1957 on the obituary.]

Newspaper (prob. May 1957, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Comer-Lee file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Burdette, Mary Agnes [Buxton]

Mary A. Buxton Burdette Passes

     Funeral services were held early this afternoon at Leon for Mrs. Mary Agnes Buxton Burdette, who was a native of Kyger and who had relatives there and in Gallipolis. She was the wife of E. H. Burdette and died Friday night at the family home, after an illness that had been hopeless since she suffered a stroke in July.
     Mrs. Burdette was a daughter of the late Darius and Samantha Bradbury Buxton and was born July 17, 1867. Some five years later the family moved to what later became known as Waterloo, Mason County, and there Mr. Buxton long operated a water mill. This mill still stands as does the dam made of cut stones, and nearby is an old covered bridge over Thirteen Creek about two miles from Leon. It is an outstanding picturesque spot in a state teeming with quaint and picturesque scenes and magnifient panorama. The late Mr. and Mrs. William Bradbury moved to the same neighborhood at the time the Buxtons located there but returned to Kyger within the year.
     On Nov. 17, 1886, Mary Buxton and Mr. Burdette were united in marriage. The intervening years have been spent at Leon and thereabouts where they reared seven exemplary children, and watched the rearing of nine grandchildren. One of the Burdette children -0 Pearl- died in infancy. The seven who, with the father, survive a devoted mother and most estimable woman, are: Sergeant Herbert E. Burdette now serving in Alaska, a former sheriff of Mason County; Mrs. Ethel Robertson and Mrs. Lodisa Hayman, both of Charleston; Milton former Pt. Pleasant High School teacher, now stationed at Camp McClellan, Alabama; Arthur Guy and Edna Burdette, all of Leon. Also surviving are a brother and sister; H. Arthur Buxton, also of Leon and Mrs. E. L. Miller, widow of Frank P. Miller now living at Parkersburg but formerly of Gallipolis. There is one great-grandchild. Mrs. Miller is 89 years old but is active and alert and looks exceedingly well and attended the funeral today.
     Rev. Mr. Billups, Baptist Minister of Pt. Pleasant, officiated and the rites were held in the Leon Baptist Church of which the decedent had been a member for many years. Mrs. Burdette was a first cousin of H. C. Johnston and Squire Mauck of Gallipolis and of Asa H. Brandbury of Middleport and Florida.

Gallipolis Tribune
1943
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                 Top of Page


Bureau, J.P.R.

     Died at his residence, in this town, on the morning of the 31st Dec., J.P.R. Bureau in the 82nd year of his age. The deceased was one of the first party of French emigrants that settled in Gallipolis in the year 1790. He left Paris, of which city he was a native, while a mere youth, about nineteen years of age, escaping the mad confusion into which his native land was rapidly plunging. To write a sketch of his life would be to write a history of the French settlement. He represented for several years this district in the Senate and House of the General Assembly in the early history of the State. His was emphatically a life of activity till within a few of its last years, and now under the pressure of more than four score, he has fallen, crowned with honors as with years.

The Gallipolis Journal
1 January 1852
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Burgess, John

Met His Death
     John Burgess, employed as sailor on the Stanley, was taken suddenly ill while scrubbing near the pilot house just as the boat was leaving the wharf. The pilot saw him fall and landed the boat and Burgess, in an unconscious condition, was carried to the wharf boat where a litter was improvised and several deckhands started with him to the Marine Hospital, but he died before reaching that institution.
     Burgess was about forty-five years old with gray hair and mustache, and had been in the employ of the White Collar line for about fifteen years. There was nothing on his person to identify him by, and his place of residence is unknown, even the boat’s officers being in ignorance of his home. Dr. Bean made an examination of the body and gave heart disease as the cause of his death. Burgess was subject to attacks of heart disease and was in the Marine hospital here a number of years ago.
     He was buried at Mound Hill Saturday by Undertaker Hayward.

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, September 1, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Burke, Charles William (Bill)

Dies For Country
     One of five brothers who have served their country in World War II, Pvt. Charles William (Bill) Burke, paid the supreme sacrifice with his death in action in Germany March 20, one day before he had served three years.
He was 26 years old and was an assistant gunner on a tank destroyer with the Third Army. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Burke of Bidwell Route. His brothers are Col. Alvin Burke and Pfc. Lloyd Burke, also with the Third Army, Pfc. J. C. Burke, since his return from overseas with the A. A. F. at Miami, Beach, Fla., and Frank, who was given a medical discharge from the Navy. There are two sisters, Hazel; whose husband is S. 2C. Ronald (Bill) Miller and Sadie, wife of Sgt. James G. Irwin.
     Pfc. Burke was awarded the good conduct medal, the Bronze Star and two other medals for which information has not been received.

[Note: 6/17/1918 - 3/20/1945; PFC 773rd Tank Destroyer BN , died near Mannheim, Germany; 90th Division; Enlisted March 21, 1942; “Made the Supreme Sacrifice For His Country”. Buried in Vinton Memorial Park, Vinton, Ohio] per find.a.grave

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, May 12, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Burke, Marie

     Mrs. Marie Burke, 54, a former resident of Gallipolis, died Thursday at her home at 2423 Hays Ave., Cincinnati. She had been in failing health several years. Mrs. Burke was born August 4, 1923 in Gallipolis, the daughter of the late Charles and Eva Mae Burnette.
     She is survived by her husband, William, in Cincinnati, and eight brothers and sisters, William (Bill)     Burnette, and Mrs. Louise Amos, both of Gallipolis; Mrs. Eleanor Wiget, London, Ohio; Mrs. Mildred Bates, Adrian, Michigan; Mrs. Evelyn Woodall and Mrs. Dorothy Milliron, both of Gallipolis; Charles R. Burnette, Kerr; and Mrs. Ruth Robbins, Gallipolis. She was preceded in death by a sister, Hilda Faye.
Mrs. Burke was a World War II veteran, having served in the Waves.
     Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14 at the Miller and Son Funeral Home in Cincinnati. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery there. Friends and family may call at the funeral home between 2: and 6: p.m. Sunday.

Sunday Times Sentinel [8/4/1923~11/10/1977]
Sunday, Nov. 13, 1977
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Burke, Preston Wallace

     Preston Wallace Burke, son of James and Martha Burke, was born at Ewington, Ohio, May 24, 1853, departed this life March 30, 1916, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Floyd Thomas, aged 62 years, 10 months, 6 days. He was married to Martha Detillian, August 30, 1880. To this union four children were born two sons and two daughters. His wife and sons having preceded him to the Great Beyond several years ago.
     In early life he became a member of the Free Will Baptist church in which he was a true believer unto death. When all that loving hands could do was done he took his flight to live with Christ where there will be no more pain or suffering. Those left to mourn the loss of a loved one are two daughters, Mrs. Floyd Thomas and Miss Laura Burke, these grandchildren, one sister and a host of friends.
     Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at the home by Rev. Y. H. Reed, assisted by Rev. Lightner. Burial at Gravel Hill cemetery by undertaker DeMaine.

The Republican; Middleport, Ohio
Friday April 7, 1916; Cheshire
From the newspaper collection of Harold and Odella Mack.
Transcribed by Shari Little-Creech


Burlile, Hazel [Womeldorff]

Mrs. Burlile, Community Leader, Tribune Correspondent, Dies
     Mrs. Hazel Womeldorff Burlile, 57, Rio Grand correspondent of the Tribune, died at her Adamsville home at 6 p.m. Wednesday. She had been in failing health for sometime and nine weeks ago fell and fractured her hip.
     She was born in Gallipolis on April 5, 1902, the daughter of the late Jack D. and Dora Watts Womeldorff. Her father was a former Deputy Sheriff of Gallia County and for a time the family home was at the present location of the Miller's Home for Funerals. She attended Gallipolis schools and Gallia Academy.
     Mrs. Burlile was active in many community affairs. She was a past matron of Morning Star Chapter, Eastern Star at Centerville, member of Lafayette White Shrine, Calvary Baptist Church, Rio Grande Garden Club, past President of Rio Grande PTA and was a teacher in the primary department of Calvary Baptist Church.
     Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church. Rev. Luther Tracy will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Rio Grande under the direction of the Steve Thomas Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday until one hour before the service when the body will be taken to the church. Pallbearers will be George Northup, Evan H. Evans, Wade Evans, Homer Brannon, Frank Denney and John Meyers.

[Note: died 1959]

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


Burner, Dr. Ralph B.

Dr. Ralph B. Burner
     Dr. Ralph B. Burner, 67, 9700 Kings Rd., Myrtle Beach, S.C., formerly of Gallipolis, died Monday at Grand Strand General Hospital in Myrtle Beach. A retired physician, he was employed at the Holzer Clinic. He was a member of the American Medical Association, Academy of Family Physicians, and American college of Emergency [Physicians].
     He was a World War II Navy veteran and was a member of the American Legion Post 27, Masonic Lodge, and the Order of the Eastern Star. He received his bachelor’s degree in arts at the Alderson-Broaddus College in West Virginia. He received his bachelor’s degree in science in medicine from the West Virginia University, School of Medicine. He graduated in 1951 from the Medical College of Virginia.
     Born Nov. 7, 1921 in Philippi, W.Va., he was the son of the late Thomas O. and Delta (Schoonober) Burner. Surviving are his wife, Mary (Harris) Burner; one son, Ralph B. Burner Jr., of Montrose, Mich.: two daughters, Janice Humphreys of Fort Leavensworth, Kan., and Joyce Burner of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and one brother, Earl Burner of Cumberland, Md.
     Services will be Sunday, 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Gallipolis, with the Rev. Alvis Pollard officiating. Burial will be in the Mound Hill Cemetery. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church. Friends may call Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home. Masonic services will be Saturday, 8 p.m. at the funeral home. American Legion Post 27 and VFW 4464 will fold and present the flag at the graveside. Pallbearers will be Willard Leedy, Emerson Corbin, Smeltzer Rose, Russell Sarrett, Mohler Martin, and Raymond Lane. Honorary pallbearers will be Holzer Clinic physicians.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
1988
Transcribed by Pamela L. Smith


Burnet, Sarah

OBITUARY
     Miss Sarah Burnet died at the residence of Maj. Jacob Kerns [sic], of Harrison township, Gallia county, O., June 11th, 1863, in the 22d year of her age. [. . .] Miss Sarah Burnet was left an orphan when but seven years of age. Her parents died of Asiatic Cholera in June, 1849, leaving a son and two daughters. At that tender age she was taken into the family of Mr. Wm. Sibley, by whose kindness and sympathy, and the maternal solicitude of Mrs. Sibley, she was regarded as one of their own children.—From childhood to youth and from youth to womanhood, she was tenderly nurtured and carefully brought up by these kind parents, to habits of virtue, industry, and economy.—She uniformly called them by the endearing name of father and mother. [ . . .] She was first taken sick at Mr. Sibley's, her adopted home. But when she had somewhat recovered from her complaint, she rode out as far as the residence of Major Kearns, a distance of about four miles, hoping thereby to improve her health [. . .] In a few weeks she relapsed [. . .] sinking under the influence of a consuming disease, pneumonia or inflammation of the lungs. [ . . .] On Saturday, the 13th ultimo, at an early hour, a funeral sermon was preached at the residence of Major Kearns [. . .] Shortly after the close of the religious services, her mortal body [. . .] followed by a large concourse of kindred and friends, was conveyed to the Smeltzer Grave-yard, and there interred [. . .]. Pilgrim, Pilgrim's Cottage, 1863

The Gallipolis Journal
July 2, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Burnett, Carolyn [Scott]

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Carolyn Mae Burnett, 47, Addison, died Sunday afternoon at Holzer Medical Center. She was born at Cheshire, a daughter of Allie Fielder Scott, Addison and the late James Scott. She had been employed at the Burnett Roofing and Heating Co. as a bookkeeper, and was a member of the Addison United Methodist Church.
     She is survived by her husband, Woodrow Burnett, Addison; two sons, Woodie and Scottie, both at home; three daughters, Nickie and Laurie, at home and Mrs. Mark (Jackie) Darst, Cheshire.
     Services will be Wednesday, 1 p.m. at the Addison United Methodist Church with the Rev. C. J. Lemley and the Rev. Bill Beagle officiating. Burial will be in the Reynolds Cemetery. Friends may call at the Miller Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service.

Athens Messenger
Monday, June 28, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Burnett, Charles

Chas. Burnett Dies At Home Garfield Ave.
     Charles Burnett, 73, a native of Clay tp, and a lifelong resident of the county died at 3:45 Thursday afternoon at his home on Garfield avenue after a week's illness. His condition becoming worse, Judge Clark, a close friend, advised and arranged for his removal to the Holzer Hospital. Before this could be done, he expired of a sudden heart attack.
     With Mr. Burnett lived his grandson, Floyd Kuhn, linotype operator for The Tribune, and the two were tenderly devoted to each other. As a young man Mr. Burnett worked on the farm of Judge Clark's father, Amos Clark, at Raccoon Island. After his marriage to Drusilla Darst he remained there as a tenant. Later they lived in the back end of Clay tp. and more than 15 years ago they moved to Garfield ave.
     They had one child, Rosa, who married Caleb Kuhn. She died when her son, Floyd, was a mere infant and he was reared by his grandparents. Mrs. Burnett died from six to eight years ago, after which her husband and grandson continued to maintain a home.
     Mr. Burnett was a carpenter, an honest and industrious man, and he enjoyed the respect and the esteem and genuine affection of all who knew him well.

[Note: Tombstone gives dates 1861-1934 - Clay Chapel, Clay Twp]

Gallipolis paper
1934
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Burnett, Charles [Burnette]

Charles Burnett Dead
     Charles Burnett died this morning about 7 o’clock at his home on Mill Creek street near the Water Works pumping station. Mr. Burnett, who was 39 years old, had been in failing health for some time having lost his eyesight from his poor health some time ago.
     He leaves his wife, Eva Burnett, and eight children. Funeral arrangements were being completed by A. E. Tope

Note: [7/7/1893 - 12/6/1933]
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 6, 1933

Burnett Funeral Today
     Funeral services for Charles Burnett who died Wednesday morning were held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at Epworth M. E. Church. Rev. George Sagen, officiating. Interment was in Pine Street Cemetery by A. E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 7, 1933
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Burnett, Charles O.

Charles Burnett, Stricken Friday, Died This Morn
Rites 2 Monday At Athens; Burial Mound Hill
     Without regaining consciousness, Charles O. Burnett, died around 5 o’clock this morning at the Sheltering Arms Hospital in Athens as a result of an apoplectic stroke told about in Friday’s Tribune. The first to receive news of the passing of Mr. Burnett was his sister-in-law, Mrs. Charles Martin, 334 Third Ave. Mr. Burnett was born in Guyan twp. on Oct. 29, 1880, and was in his 65th year. He was a son of P. P. Burnett and came to Gallipolis in his early manhood and worked in what is now the Haskins-Tanner clothing store.
     On Sept. 13, Mr. Burnett and Miss Ollie F. Stevers, a daughter of George Stevers, were united in marriage here by Rev. Ben F. Dunn. They located in Athens in 1916 and since that time he, together with the late Len H. Smith, had operated the Burnett-Smith Clothing Store in Athens. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Athens, the Masonic Lodge and the Izaak Walton League.
     He is survived by his wife, and these three sisters and seven brothers: Mrs. Edward Webb and Mrs. Harry Smith, all of Marion; M. D. and V. L. Burnett, Gallia County; Leo, Columbus; Chester, Philadelphia; Coleman, Toledo; Harry, Marion; and Joseph, North Baltimore.
     Funeral services will be conducted at the home, 20 N. High St., Monday at 2 p.m. EWT by the Rev. Harold Kellogg with burial following in Mound Hill cemetery here by Dowler and Ferguson. Friends may call at the home after noon Sunday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, March 31, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Burnett, Edward [Burnette]

To Hold Autopsy Today After Death of Edw. Burnett
     Dr. Paul C. Foster coroner of Gallia County, scheduled an autopsy this afternoon for Edward Burnett, 65, who died at 4:08 p.m. Thursday. An empty bottle of carbolic acid was found near the body, L. Claude Miller said.
     Son of Jessie E. and Susan Long Burnette, descendent was born July 2, 1881. He is survived by his widow, the former Florence Caldwell, and these children; Miss Edna Burnett, Columbus; Mrs. Nellie Svonevies; Detroit; Mrs. Gracie Wood, Akron; Leslie Burnett, Willow Run, Mich.; Herman A. Burnett, Galion; Mrs. Elise Walters, Gallipolis; and three brothers and sisters: Albert, Herman, Henry, Osee, Nettie, Olie and Saphronia Burnett, and Mrs. Emma Mayes.
     Unable to work for the last 16 years, Mr. Burnett had retired as a finisher in a furniture factory in 1930. Funeral arrangements from Miller’s Home for Funerals were incomplete pending word from the children.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 18, 1947

Heart Disease Is Coroner’s Verdict
     Dr. Paul C. Foster’s official coroner’s verdict for Edward Burnett is “death by heart disease,” he told a reporter from The Gallia Times this morning. Mr. Burnett died at 4:08 p.m. Thursday.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Church of God, the Rev. H. M. Smith officiating. Burial will be made by Miller’s Home for Funerals in Pine Street Cemetery. The body will be taken this afternoon to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Leland Walters, 933 Third Ave., where friends may call until the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, April 19, 1947
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Burnett, Eura

     Rev. N. B. Burnett’s son, Eura, of Crown City, an invalid for a long time, died Wednesday night of dropsy and was buried Thursday at Siloam Cemetery. Rev. J. E. Caldwell officiated at the funeral services.

Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
Friday, June 15, 1900
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Burnett, Evelyn

Death of Mrs. Burnett
     Mrs. N. B. Burnett died at her home in Guyan township, Friday, March 5, 1897, at 11 o'clock p.m. She was seemingly well as usual until a few hours before her death. She was at a neighbor's but a short distance from her home, when she complained of a numbness in one of her hands and started for home. Upon reaching her residence she became exhausted, evidently from paralysis, and everything possible was done to revive her, but to no avail, and passed away in a few hours at the time above named.
     Rev. Burnett, who was away from home, was dispatched for and arrived about an hour before the fatal moment and after his wife had become unable to speak or recognize him. Deceased was a good christian lady, loved by all her acquaintances, and leaves beside her husband a large family who will have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.
     The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. B. Cofer, assisted by Rev. E. L. Sheets at Siloam Baptist church, of which deceased was a faithful member, and at 4 o'clock Saturday her remains were laid to rest in the cemetery near by.

[Note: Buried Siloam Cemetery]

Gallipolis Journal
March 9, 1897
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Burnett, Florence [Coldwell]

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Florence V. Burnett, 1026 2nd Ave., Gallipolis, 77, died in Holzer Hospital 1 a.m. Friday. She had been a patient for two weeks. She was born in Guyan Twp. Gallia Co., a daughter of the late A. V. and Alice Fry Coldwell. She was married to Edward Burnett, Aug. 26, 1905 in Gallipolis. He preceded her in death on April 17, 1947. Mrs. Burnett was a member of the Daughters of America of Gallipolis and the First Baptist Church.
     Survivors include three daughters, Miss Edna Burnett, at home; Mrs. Nellie Svonavies, Tucson, Ariz. and Elsie Hagelbarger, Gahanna, and two sons, Leslie L., Belville, Mich. and Herman, Galion.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Miller’s Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joseph C. Chapman officiating. Burial in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon.

Athens Sunday Messenger
March 20, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Burnett, Floyd H.

Suicide At O. H. E.
     Floyd H. Burnett killed himself about 1:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon by cutting his throat. He was found near the dancing pavilion on the road toward Cottage I. Mr. Burnett had been a patient at the institution since 1918. He was at the Huntington Hospital for about five years before coming here. On two occasions he had previously attempted suicide. Once at his home in Marion and a second time at the O. H. E. about a year ago.
     Mr. Burnett is survived by a wife and two children. He was about 40 years of age. Some thirteen years ago he was an upholsterer at the O. H. E. and suffered from epilepsy first while working there. His brother, Mr. Charles Burnett of Athens, who was with The Harry Franks’s Sons Co. here, reached him before he died, as he happened to be in the city.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 31, 1923
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Burnett, Frank Edward

     Frank Edward Burnett, born June 23 1914, departed this life Dec. 16, 1924. Frank was a bright and intelligent little fellow and loved to go to school and Sunday School and it was on his way to school that he met up with what caused his death. His death came as quite a shock to their friends and neighbors and he will be missed so much by his little friends and school mates.
     He leaves to mourn his loss his father, mother and two brothers, Leslie and Herman, three sisters, Edna, Nellie and Gracie. Funeral services were conducted at the home of his grandmother on Sycamore Street Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. Peirce. Burial at Pine St. cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger. The pall bearers were his uncles, Ase, Herman, Charlie and Albert Burnett. The floral tributes were beautiful.

A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is still,
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.
God in His wisdom has recalled
The boom his love has given
Though the body slumbers here
The soul is safe in heaven.

Card of Thanks
     We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness shown us during the death of our beloved son, Frank Edward Burnett. Also to the choir and to those who brought floral offerings. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Burnett

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, Dec. 20, 1924
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Burnett, Ira

Ira Burnett, 67, Dies Friday
     Ira E. Burnett, 67, a native of Gallia County and a resident of Huntington, died in a Huntington hospital Friday. He was associated with the Professional Collection Agency. He was born in Gallia county March 27, 1893, son of the late N. B. and Evelyn Holly Burnett. His father was a Gallia teacher and a circuit rider for the Baptist church in the Crown City area.
     Mr. Burnett is survived by his wife, the former Mauraine Fowler, and two sons and two daughters, Earl and Glenn, both of Columbus. Mrs. Marjorie Mantecon and Miss Betty Jo Burnett of Huntington and 12 grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Pilgrim Holiness Church with burial in Woodmere Cemetery.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, January 28, 1961
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Burnett, James Vinton

     James Vinton Burnett, 84, of the Kanauga Community, passed away at 11:10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, in the Holzer Medical Center. He was born April 17, 1923, in Kanauga, son of the late Truman F. and Stella Smith Burnett. He was a retired carpenter from the Barr Construction Co., a World War II veteran of the U. S. Navy, and a member of Post No. 4464, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and American Legion Post No. 27.
     He is survived by his wife, Christine Friend Burnett, whom he married Aug. 31, 1953, in Richmond Ind.; a sister, Mary Ann Bowman, and two brothers, Claude Burnett and Harry (Sue) Burnett, all of Gallipolis a step-daughter-in-law, Connie Cantrell of Columbus; and 10 nieces and 15 nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Strickland; and brothers, Morris Burnett, Woodrow Burnett, Robert F. Burnett and Clyde Burnett.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, in the Cremeens Funeral Chapel at Gallipolis. Officiating will be the Rev. Dan Lampier. Interment will be in the Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007. Nephews will be casket bearers. Military graveside honors will be conducted by the Gallia County Veterans Funeral Detail Team. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.cremeensfuneralhome.com..

Sunday Times Sentinel
October 28, 2007
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Burnett, Jerome

OBITUARY
     Burnett - Jerome Burnett died suddenly on Sunday, Nov. 8, 1885 at 10 o’clock P.M. He was as well as usual up to the time of his death, and had been away, at work, until Friday, Nov. 6, when he came home to see his family, intending to return Monday. He went to a near neighbor’s to see a friend, and staid until 8 o’clock, came home, ate a lunch, smoked his pipe, and retired about 9 o’clock, and had just got to sleep when he was taken by a spell of apoplexy, which greatly alarmed his wife. She ran out and called to Mr. Chapman’s that lived near, and they came to his assistance and worked with him until he recovered some-what, walked to the fire, and his wife bathed his feet. He said he felt sick at his stomach, and undertook to vomit himself, when he instantly fell over in his wife’s arms and expired without any signs of pain.
     He was born in Gallia Co., Feb. 15, 1849, and was therefore 36 years, 8 months and 23 days of age. He was always of a very lively disposition from boyhood; no one could be cast down in his presence. He was a pleasant companion for both young and old. He worked at home for his father until he became grown, and was an excellent hand at any kin of farm work. He then ran as fireman on the river for about 18 months; came home and learned the trade of stone mason, and became a very fine workman, and many specimens of his work are to be seen in his neighborhood, and will serve as ornaments to his memory by all of those for whom he labored so honorably.
     Bro. Burnett professed a hope in Christ in youth, and became a member of Siloam Baptist Church eleven years ago last January, and was baptized in the presence of a large congregation, by Rev. S. S. Denney. As he was walking into the water he said to the bystanders, “Let the sight of the eye affect the heart.” He was a man of quick temper, soon to forgive, and never held malice toward any; always had much respect for religious meetings, and took a great interest in hearing the gospel preached by any of the different denominations.
     He was married 13 years ago to Miss Susan Halley, and leaves her and three little children, an aged father and mother, five brothers and four sisters to weep after him, while he is enjoying the presence of Him who said, “Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord”.
     He had three infant children to precede him to the spirit land. The funeral procession consisting of wife and children, father and mother, all of his brothers and sisters, and a very large concourse of relatives and friends, followed the remains to the Siloam Church, where religious services were conducted by Rev. C. B. Cofer, after which the corpse was viewed for the last time by the relatives, and many friends, and was then laid away in the Siloam Cemetery. It was a very common expression by many during the funeral, “Everybody loved Jerome.” This sudden shock of God’s dispensation should profit us all to be also ready.
Journal please copy. FRIEND

In Memory of Jerome Burnett

A kind companion, a father dear,
Has from this earth been called away,
And gone to that land where there is no fear
To ever disturb his endless stay.

Dear wife and children, he loved so well,
You have been left to weep and mourn,
While he has gone with God to dwell,
Until the resurrection morn.

Then Christ, who died this world to save,
Will wake him from the sleeping dust,
And you will meet beyond the grave,
If you live faithful to your trust.

We know it is hard for you to part,
With that cheerful, kind, and bosom friend,
But this should cheer your broken heart:
You will meet him in the end.

His genial voice and pleasant face,
You will so sadly miss,
But by faith and holy grace,
You can meet him in the world of bliss.

Then grieve not after Jerome,
But fill your station here,
Till God sees fit to call you home,
To the mansions bright and clear.

Then you will clasp his hand,
Beyond death’s chilly shore,
In that fair and happy land,
To meet and part no more.

Father and mother, your darling boy,
Has left you in his prime of life,
And gone to live in bliss and joy,
In that world with beauties rife.

His slender frame and cheerful voice,
No more you’ll meet and welcome home;
You should not weep, but rejoice,
To know his spirit with angels roam.

Brothers and sisters of him we love,
Console your minds and dry your tears,
For we will meet in that world above,
Where this is no sorrow, pain or fears.

BROTHER
Journal, please copy.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, December 1, 1885
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Burnett, Julia A.

     Mrs. Julia A. Burnett, aged 59 years, living on Garfield Avenue, died on Thursday night of last week at 9:30 o’clock. Acute pneumonia, as a result of the grip, was the cause of her death.
     She was the wife of Mr. Hezekiah Burnett, and was a woman highly respected and esteemed by all who knew her. The funeral and burial occurred at Clay Chapel on Saturday afternoon, Rev. J. W. Smith conducting the funeral services and Wetherholt the burial.

Note: [6/7/1840 - 1/12/1899 -- 1st Wife of Hezekiah Burnett]

The Gallipolis Bulletin
January 21, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Burnett, Louisa

Mrs. Burnett Dead
     Mrs. Louisa Burnett of near Clay Chapel, passed away Thursday, June 8, 1911, in her 87th year. Thursday morning she arose not feeling well, but thought she would soon be better and laid down. Shortly after her grand-daughter, Miss Bert Irione went to her and found she had passed into the Great Beyond.
     She was united in marriage to William Burnett in 1844 and they became the parents of ten children. Her husband and two sons, Hezekiah and William Henry, have preceded her several years. Those surviving are Eddie of Columbus, Jessie and Richard of this city, Charles, Alva, and Mrs. E. Martindill of Angola, Mrs. Gilbert Northup of Raccoon Township, and 21 grandchildren.
     She joined the Methodist Church when a girl and lived a devoted Christian life. Her funeral was conducted Friday by Rev. Mr. Dailey at Clay Chapel and her burial by Undertaker Stevers at Mina Chapel. She was a kind mother and good neighbor and was loved by all who knew her.

Note: [Born 9/9/1824 in Halifax Co., Va. - Died 6/8/1911 in Clay Twp., Gallia Co., Daughter of
Meady Martin and Elizabeth Wallace Martin]

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Thursday, June 15, 1911
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Burnett, Mary Elizabeth

Mrs. Mary E. Burnett Dies Sat. Morning
Funeral Services Will Be Held Monday Afternoon
     Mrs. Mary E. Burnett died at her home on Portsmouth Avenue Saturday, Jan. 5, 1929 at 7 a.m. She leaves two brothers and two sisters, Enos King, who made his home with Mrs. Burnett, Mrs. Wm. Wright and Henry King of Xenia and Mrs. Charlotte Rees of Girard, Kan., and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was a member of Grace M. E. Church, the Ladies Bible Class and the D of A’s.
     Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the home by Rev. A. H. Beardsley with burial in Mound Hill in charge of Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Note: [Dec. 15, 1859 - Jan. 5, 1929 ~ 2nd Wife of Hezekiah]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, January 6, 1929
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Burnett, Morris W.

M. W. Burnett Dies Suddenly In Arizona
     Morris W. Burnett, 50, a veteran of World War II, and a resident of Kanauga, died suddenly at 6:30 p.m. Thursday [April 29,1965] at the home of a sister in Phoenix, Ariz., where he had been visiting for two months. He had been in ill health for several years. Mr. Burnett was a flight instructor in the Air Force.
     He was born Oct. 4, 1914, at Mercerville, son of the late Truman Burnett, and his mother Stella Smith Burnett survives and lives at Kanauga.
     His marriage was to the former Olive Lawless, who survives along with two sons, Charles and Andrew Burnett of Rio Grande. Other survivors are six brothers and three sisters, Woodrow and Vinton Burnett, both of Addison, Claude, Clyde, Robert and Truman, Jr., all of Kanauga, Mrs. Helen Strickland of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Rachel Borton and Mrs. Mary Ann Bowman, both of Gallipolis.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday (DST) at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after
2 p.m. Sunday, and until the hour of the service.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, May 1, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Burnett, Richard [Burnette]

Richard Burnett Dies Monday
     Following a month’s illness, Richard Sampson Burnett passed away early Monday morning, at his home on Third Ave., at the age of 73. He was born in Gallia county and had lived in this city about thirty years.
     Surviving relatives are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Pearl Graves of Middleport, Mrs. R. J. Parsons, Huntington, Mrs. Kerns Boster and Mrs. August Miller, Gallipolis, and two brothers, Alva, of Angola, O., and Charles Burnett, Garfield Ave., this city.
     Funeral in charge of A. E. Tope will be announced later.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 19, 1927
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Burnett, Robert F.

     Robert F. Burnett, 74, of Gallipolis, passed away at 9:09 a.m., Wednesday, March 10, 2004, in the Holzer Medical Center. Born July 12, 1929, in the Kanauga Community, he was the son of the late Truman F. and Stella Smith Burnett. He was retired from the Burnett’s Roof & Heating Co., and was an avid fan of the Ohio  State University Buckeyes.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rachel Borton and two brothers, Woodrow Burnett and Morris Burnett; a step-son, Ron Wilkins and a grandson, Ronald Ashley Wilkins.
Surviving is his wife of 36 years, Ann L. Blincoe Burnett; two daughters, Debbie (Tom) Watts of Gallipolis; and Donna Litchfield of Point Pleasant, W. Va.; two sons, Mike (Pam) Burnett of Point Pleasant, W. Va., and Steve (Liz) Burnett of Point Pleasant; two step-daughters, Marilyn Elliott of Gallipolis; and Becky (John) Weber of Worthington, Ohio; two sisters, Mary Ann Bowman and Helen Strickland, both of Gallipolis; and four brothers, Claude (Helen) Burnett; Clyde (Freeda) Burnett; Vinton (Chris) Burnett and Truman F. (Sue) Burnett, Jr., all of Gallipolis; and several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2004, in the Cremeens Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Swisher officiating. Burial will be in the Reynolds Cemetery at Addison. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the Cremeens Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to one’s favorite charity.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 11, 2004
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Burnett, Stella [Smith]

     Stella Smith Burnett, 87, a resident of 618 Burnett Rd., Kanauga, died unexpectedly at 3:40 a.m. Sunday while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Bowman, Chillicothe Rd. She was born July 26, 1892, near Mercerville, daughter of the late Wilson (Tad) and Laura Porter Smith. She married Truman F. Burnett on Jan. 21, 1914, in Catlettsburg, Ky. He preceded her in death on March 7, 1946. The Burnetts operated a dairy farm in the Kanauga community for several years. They also operated a milk route in Gallipolis for more than 10 years.
     The following children survive: Woodrow, Addison; Vinton of Rt. 1, Gallipolis; Clyde and Claude, both of Kanauga; Robert and Truman, Jr., both of Rt. 1, Gallipolis; Mrs. William (Helen) Strickland, Hartselle, Ala.; Mrs. Rachel Borton, Gallipolis. One son, Morris, preceded her in death in 1955 [65]. Thirty grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren survive. One sister survives, Mrs. Edith Walter, Urbana, Ohio. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
     She had resided in the Kanauga community for more than 60 years. She attended Mercerville Baptist Church in her earlier years and attended the Kanauga Fair Haven Methodist Church.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Chester Lemley officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 3, 1979
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Burnett, Susan [Burnette]

Mrs. Burnett Dies Here Saturday
     Mrs. Susan Burnett, nearly 90, died at 5 p.m. Saturday at her home, 36 Mill Creek St. Ailing for a year, since her son, Ed Burnett, died, the decedent had pneumonia then, and cancer later was diagnosed. Unusually active for her age, Mrs. Burnett frequently walked to downtown Gallipolis from her home in the upper end of town.
     Born May 18, 1858, in Clay Twp. to James and Mary Crawford Long, she married Jess Burnett 68 years ago. They had 10 children, four of whom survive. Albert, Gallipolis; Herman, London; Henry, Columbus and Emma, Charleston. Mr. Burnett died Feb. 5, 1923. Thirty-five grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren also survive.
     Funeral arrangements had not been completed at noon today, but services will be held at 2 p.m. either Tuesday or Wednesday in Miller’s Home for Funerals with interment in Pine Street Cemetery. Her father was a native Virginian and her mother a native Kentuckian. Note: [5/18/1858 - 4/10/1948]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 12, 1948
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Burnett, Truman Fulton

Obituary
     Truman Fulton Burnett was born in Guyan Township, Gallia County on July 18, 1891, the son of Richard W. and America Sheets Burnett. In 1914 he married Stella Smith, a daughter of the venerable W.H. Smith and the late Mrs. Smith
     To Truman and Stella Burnett were born three daughters and seven sons, namely: Morris, Helen, Rachel Borton, Woodrow, Vinton, Claude, Clyde, Robert, Mary Ann and Truman Jr. Morris and Woodrow have been discharged from the armed services and Vinton is still in the Navy and in Japan when last heard from.
     Truman Burnett was a tenderly devoted to and equally proud of his family He was highly respected as a gentleman and a good citizen by all who knew him and he was recognized as a genial and kindly man by his large circle of friends.
     After three and one half months of a distressing illness, which slowly took away his life, he ceased living on earth at 10:15 a.m. on March 7, 1946, at the age of 54 years, 2 months and 10 days.
     The light of a beautiful life went out when Truman Burnett crossed over to the Great Beyond. The heroic struggle he made for life was pathetic, cheerful , hopeful and serene. All that love and science could do was done but to no avail. This was an untimely ending of a useful and happy life. He was genial, sociable and kind, of sturdy principles and sound words, a true gentleman in the real sense of the word. His devotion to his family and friends, his companion able traits his love for mankind, all go to build a monument of enduring quality. He was truly a honest man and in his capacity of son, husband and father, he was a tall oak in the forest of men.
     God alone knows the anguish of these hearts today; but in the pang of sorrow, like stars in the night of their grief, let them know that after a little longer pilgrimages, a little longer separation, they will find him waiting to greet them to the vestibule of the Palace Beautiful, for

Death is but a covered way
That leadeth unto light
Wherein no blinded child may stray
Beyond the Father's sight.

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Burnette, Truman F.

Truman Burnette Succumbs This Forenoon, After Extended Illness
Was In 55th Year - Survivors Include Wife, 10 Children
     Truman F. Burnette, 54, well-known dairyman of near Kanauga, died at 10:15 this morning at the Holzer Hospital. He had been brought there at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon, following a turn for the worse the previous night.
     Tribune readers are rather familiar with the long, hard, agonizing fight he made to regain his health and the genuine sympathy of countless friends will go out to the widow and 10 children who saw to it that nothing was left undone to aid him in that fight and to make him as comfortable as possible.

Had Abdominal Tumor
     Suffering from an abdominal tumor, later diagnoses indicated Mr. Truman first entered the local hospital Nov. 21. In December, he was taken to New York City, there entering Memorial Hospital and remaining six weeks, where a powerful X-ray machine was used to diminish or destroy the tumor, and with a large measure of success, it was thought at the time, he returned home. He had recurring weak and serious spells thereafter and was given an occasional transfusion to bolster his waning strength. Members of his family were in or about his room when he passed away and they had been so attentive to his every need from the beginning of his distressing illness.
     Truman Fulton Burnette was born in Guyan Twp. On July 28, 1891; a son of Richard W. and America Frances Sheets Burnette. In his early manhood, he married Stella Smith of the same community and a daughter of the venerable W. R. Smith and the late Mrs. Smith (who was a daughter of the late Vint Porter).
Mr. and Mrs. Burnette moved from the Mercerville community to their home back of Kanauga 26 years ago and he developed a dairy herd and did a dairy business on a considerable scale. He was an active Democrat, serving as member of the party’s committees and at one time holding the position of game protector.
     He is survived by his wife and the following children: Morris, who recently moved to 349 Third Ave.; Helen, a member of the Holzer Hospital office staff, living at home; Mrs. Rachel Borton, 20 Grape St.; Woodrow, at home, having recently been discharged from the Navy; Vinton, still in the Navy and in Japan when last heard from; Claude and Clyde, twins, and Robert, Mary Ann and Truman F. Jr., all at home.
     Also surviving are two brothers and four sisters: Ralph Burnette, Middleport; Gory, who has been in the Navy 22 years but makes his home in San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. W. W. (Maude) Fife and Mrs. Frank Stevers, Columbus; Mrs. Goldie Niday, Garfield Ave., and Mrs. Stanley Thornton, Mercerville.
     Truman Burnette was a genial kindly man of pleasing address and even handsome appearance and was tenderly devoted to his family. The numerous inquiries received at this office about his illness reflected his extensive acquaintanceship and the concern the public felt about his prospects for recovering.
     The body was removed to C. R. Halley’s mortuary at Mercerville, but funeral arrangements had not been made early this afternoon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 7, 1946

Burnette Rites Sunday
     Funeral services for Truman F. Burnette, who died Thursday morning, will be held at 1:30 Sunday at the Kanauga Methodist Church, with Rev. E. C. Venz in charge. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery by C. R. Halley

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 8, 1946
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Burnett, Warren

     Hayward & Son sent a casket to Glenwood Monday morning for the remains of Mr. Warren Burnett, who died Sunday night. He was the father of L. W. Burnett, of Northup. His remains arrived here this Wednesday morning and were laid away at Mina Chapel. He would have been 84 years old next July, and is survived by a second wife and two children, and was an uncle of Rev. N. B. Burnett.

[Note: July, 1818 - Feb. 23, 1902]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 26, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Burnett, William

     Mr. Wm. Burnett, of Raccoon Island is reported in a dying condition. He is 76 years old and a nice old man, a life long Republican. He has a large family of married children and one son, Alva, at home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 28, 1899

     Mr. William Burnett, of Angola, a one armed man in his 78th year died Tuesday forenoon. The funeral services were conducted at Clay Chapel this morning at 10 a.m., by Rev. J. W. Smith, burial at Mina Chapel by Undertaker Wise.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 1, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Burnett, Woodrow

     Woodrow (Woody) Burnett, 69 of Route 1, Gallipolis, (Addison community), died Thursday, Jan. 31, 1991 at Holzer Medical Center after several months of ailing health.
     He was born March 2, 1921 in Gallia County, son of the late Truman and Stella Smith Burnett. A U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Burnett was a roofing and heating contractor, a member of the Gallipolis VFW Post 4464, the Moose Lodge of Pt. Pleasant, W. Va., a trustee of the Addison Reynolds Cemetery Association and he attended the Men’s Fellowship Cheshire Baptist Church. He was a life-time resident of Gallia County.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Scott Burnett in 1976. He is survived by two sons, Woodrow R. Burnett II of Gallipolis and Jeffrey Scott Burnett of Eaton; three daughters, Nicolyn Sue Burnett of Gallipolis, Jacolyn Rae Darst of Cheshire and Laualyn Kay Burnett of Reynoldsburg; five brothers, Claude, Clyde, Robert, Truman, Jr., and Vinton Burnett, all of Gallipolis; two sisters, Helen Strickland and Mary Ann Bowman, both of Gallipolis; and three grandchildren. One brother, Morris Burnett and one sister, Rachael Borton, preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at Addison Methodist Church, with Rev. Chester Lemley officiating. Burial will be in Reynolds Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, February 1, 1991
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Burnette, America F. [Sheets]

Mrs. Burnette, 80, Died Mon. P. M. At Niday Home
Rites 2 Thursday Mercerville; Burial At Mound Hill
     Mrs. America F. Burnette, widow of R. W. Burnette, died at 4:50 p.m. Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Goldie Niday, on Garfield Ave. After suffering a stroke three weeks ago, Mrs. Burnette was brought from her own home west of Mercerville to the Niday home, and was tenderly cared for by her loved ones. Her death was the result of subsequent strokes. She was in her 81st year, having been born Oct. 21, 1863, and had been a life-long resident of Guyan Twp.
     Mrs. Burnette was a daughter of Gory W. and Eliza Mart Sheets. She was one of 10 children, five of whom survive: Eura Sheets, Crown City; Herbert Sheets, Gallipolis; Mrs. Bertha McComas and James Sheets, Huntington, and Mrs. Joe Garlic, Platform.
     Mrs. Burnette's children, in addition to Mrs. Niday are Mrs. W. W. Fife and Mrs. Frank Stevers, Columbus; Ralph Burnette, Middleport; Truman F. Burnette, near Kanauga; Gory M. Burnette, U. S., Navy; Mrs. Stanley Thornton, Crown City. There are 22 grandchildren, of whom five are in the armed services, and seven great-grandchildren.
     Funeral will be held at 2 o'clock (slow time) Thursday at the Mercerville Church, with burial in Mound Hill Cemetery by C. R. Halley. Rev. Jennings Cremeens will officiate. The body will be brought by Mr. Halley to the Niday home at 6 o'clock this evening.

[Note: From Tombstone 1943]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 28, 1943
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Burnette, Charlene

Charlene Burnette
     Charlene Burnette, 55, of 101 Garfield Avenue, Gallipolis, died Wednesday, April 1, 1987, in Holzer Medical Center. She was a former employee of Ohio Valley Bank.
     Born June 6, 1931 in Gallipolis, she was a daughter of Marnie Niday Robinson of Gallipolis and the late Frank Robinson. She was twice married, first to Dan C. Black, who preceded her in death in 1983, then to Paul E. Burnette, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, John B. Black, Aberdine, Ohio and Robert D. Black, Louisville, KY; four step-daughters, Paula Jane Trainer of Columbus, Jean Hill of Gallipolis, Nancy Rose of Thurman and Judy K. Hall, Thurman; seven step-grandchildren, several nieces and one aunt, Eloise Brown of Florida.
     She was a member of First Baptist Church of Gallipolis and graduated from Gallia Academy High School. She attended Ohio University.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Willis Funeral Home, Rev. Joseph Godwin officiating. Burial follows at Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday 5-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Gallia County Arthritis Unit in care of Nancy Crossen, Treasurer, 479 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.

[Note: buried April 5, 1987]

Gallipolis Paper
[no date]
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Burnette, Charles R. (Chase)

     Charles R. (Chase) Burnette, 47, a resident of Kerr, died in Holzer Medical Center at 11:18 a.m. Wednesday. He had been in failing health the past year. Mr. Burnette was born Dec. 27, 1932, in Gallipolis, son of the late Charles and Eva Mae Brown Burnette.
     He was a former employee of the water treatment plant in Gallipolis. He married Ollie Belle Dauber on June 30, 1953, in Porter. She survives, along with one brother and six sisters, William Mack (Bill) Burnette, Mrs. Mary Louise Amos, Mrs. Evelyn Virginia Woodall, and Mrs. Dorothy Juanita Milliron, Mrs. Ruth Darlene Robbins, all of Gallipolis; Mrs. Eleanor Elizabeth Wigett, London, Ohio and Mrs. Mildred Mae Bates, Michigan. Two sisters preceded him in death.
     He was a member of the Vinton Baptist Church and a past member of the Gallipolis Golf Club. He served in the U. S. Air Force.
     Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Friday at Ohio Valley Memory Gardens with Rev. Jerry Neal officiating. There will be no calling hours. Post 4464, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will conduct military graveside rites. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Gallia County Heart Fund.
     Pallbearers will be Jim Northup, James (Jeep) Holley, Jack Vance, Jim Patterson, William Hatten, Jr., and Bill Wooldridge. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Woomer, Richard Harrington and Bill Sibley. Funeral services are under the direction of Willis Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 3, 1980
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Burnette, Drusilla

OBITUARY - Mrs. Drusilla Burnette.
     Mrs. Drusilla Burnette, wife of Chas. Burnette, was born April 20, 1873, died Feb. 14, 1923, of pneumonia at her home on Garfield Ave. She united with the Christian Church at the age of 16. But since coming to Gallipolis has been a member of the Methodist Sunday School.
     She was united in marriage Nov. 12, 1885. To this union was born one child, Mrs. Rosa Kuhn, who preceded her fifteen years ago. She left one son who has always made his home with Mrs. Burnette (his grandmother). She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, one grandchild, Floyd Kuhn, mother Mrs. Alice Burnette, step-father Mr. Richard Burnette, one brother Dilman Darst of Huntington, and sisters, Mrs. Pearle Graves of Middleport, O., Mrs. August Miller and Mrs. Russell Parsons of Huntington, W. Va., Mrs. Kerns Boster of this city.
     She was a devoted wife, lovable mother, daughter and sister.

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 15, 1923
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Burnett, Drusilla [Darst]

Mrs. Charles Burnett

     Mrs. Charles Burnett died Wednesday morning, Feb. 14, at her home in this city after a two weeks' illness with pneumonia. She was formerly Miss Drusilla Darst, and was born in Clay township. She was a faithful member of the Methodist church. She leaves her hsuband, and one grandson, Floyd Kuhn, who has always lived with her. The funeral was held Friday morning at Mina Chapel.

[Note: Dates from tombstone 1873-1923. Buried Clay Chapel, Clay Twp]

Gallipolis paper
1923
Transcribed by Maxine Marshal                                                                       Top of Pagel


Burnette, A. C. (Alonzo}

Gallia County Native Dies
     A. C. Burnette, aged 71, of Huntington, a native of Gallia county was found dead early Wednesday morning at his home in that city. Funeral and burial was at Millersport Friday. Mr. Burnette had many relatives in this county, R. M. Burnette, Mercerville was a brother, and Irvin Burnette, and Mrs. E. C. Niday, of this city, were nephew and niece respectively.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, June 4, 1927
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Burnette, Eva Mae [Brown]

Mrs. Burnette, 73, Succumbs Early Today
     Mrs. Eva Mae Burnette, 73, a resident of 10 Mill Creek, died in the Holzer Medical Center on First Ave., at 12:40 a.m. today. She was born in Green Twp., on Sept. 24, 1897, daughter of the late Lee and Nancy Rothgeb Brown.
     She married Charles Burnette. He preceded her in death in 1933. Two sons and seven daughters survive: Charles, of Kerr; William, Gallipolis; Mrs. Marie Burke, Cincinnati; Mrs. Eleanor Wiget, London, Ohio; Mrs. Evelyn Woodall, Pt Pleasant; Mrs. Mildred Bates, Adrian, Mich.; Mrs. Ruth Robbins, Mrs. Louise Amos and Mrs. Dorothy J. Milliron, all of Gallipolis. One daughter, Hilda, preceded her in death. One sister, Mrs. Clara Vaughn, Cincinnati, survives.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday between 7 and 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 29, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Burnette, Jessie B. (Jesse E.)

Death of J. B. Burnette
     Mr. Jessie B. Burnette, died suddenly at his home on Sycamore Street Monday night, Feb. 5th, 1923, at 12 o’clock after suffering a stroke of apoplexy at 10 o’clock. Mr. Burnette was in his 65th year. He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Susan Long and nine children, namely; Ed, Charlie, Herman, Albert and Henry Burnette of this city; Otis of Columbus, Nettie Scarberry of Huntington, and Emma Mayes and Olie Burnett of this city.
     The funeral services were held Wednesday and the burial was at Pine Street Cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger.
Note: [ 3/15/1857 - 2/5/1923]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 7, 1923
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Burnette, Miles Blake

M. B. Burnette Cuts Throat, Ends His Life
Body is Being Brought To Mercerville This Afternoon For Interment
     M. Blake Burnette, born in Guyan tp. 59 years ago, died in an ambulance Wednesday while being conveyed from his apartment in Huntington to a hospital after he had slashed his throat with a butcher knife. He formerly was a meat cutter and his home was at 1926-½ Third Ave. A finding of suicide was announced by Coroner F. X. Schuller, after he had questioned members of the family and examined the body.

Stricken Last May --
     Mr. Burnette had been in poor health and despondent since he suffered a stroke last May, according to Police Lieut. M. M. Johnson, a native of Ohio tp., and probably a lifelong acquaintance of the decedent. Burnette had gone to Huntington with his parents many years ago.
     Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sarah Burnette; three daughters, Mrs. Ailene Wetherholt of Chester, Pa., and Mrs. Grethel Blake and Mrs. Ernestine Swann of Huntington; two sons, Carrol and Virgil Burnette of Huntington; three brothers, Earl and Virgil Burnette, both of Huntington and another on the Pacific coast, and his sister, Miss Emma Burnette of Huntington.
     After services at the Willis Funeral Home, starting at 11 o’clock, the body was to be taken to Mercerville for burial. [Ridgelawn Cemetery]

[Note: 6/10/1878 - 11/22/1939 s/o Napoleon & Mary Holly Burnette per death cert.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, November 24, 1939
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Burnette, Ollie [Stevers]

Mrs. C. Burnette Died This Morning Following Stroke
Rites At Athens At 1:30 Wednesday; Burial Here 3:30
     Mrs. Ollie Stevers Burnette, widow of Charles O. Burnette, died at 4:40 this morning at the Sheltering Arms Hospital in Athens of a cerebral hemorrhage.  She was stricken last evening at her home, 20 N. High St. in that city. She had notified a neighbor she would call on her and, failing to keep the appointment, the neighbor went to Burnette home and found Mrs. Burnette in a helpless condition on the steps at the rear of the house. Help was called and the stricken woman was rushed to the hospital.
     Mrs. Burnette was a native of this county, a daughter of George and Catherine Stevers, but had lived in Athens for 30 years. Her husband, a clothier, and also a native of this county, died of a similar cause and under similar circumstances on March 31, 1945.
Decedent was a sister of Mrs. Charles Martin of 334 Third Ave., Gallipolis. The latter's daughter, Miss Ruth, went to Athens last night soon after the tragic news was received. Mr. and Mrs. Martin went up this morning.
     Survivors include another sister, Mrs. Curtis Cornell of Detroit, and a brother Erb Stevers of Cleveland. There are numerous cousins thereabouts, among them Charles Stevers, Mrs. T.A. Haskins and Mrs. John Fraley.
     Mrs. Stevers was a member of the Athens Methodist Church and a most estimable woman. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Wednesday at the home with Rev. Harold Kellogg in charge. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery by Dowler and Ferguson. There will be a short service at the grave at 3:30.

[Note: From Stone 1882-1946]

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


Burnette, Otis (Osee)

Otis Burnette Dies In Huntington
     Otis Burnette, died suddenly Sunday morning at his home 417 Nineteenth St., Huntington, of heart failure. Mr. Burnette, who was 48 years old, was a former Gallipolis resident, working here as a paper hanger. He was a Spanish-American War Veteran.
     He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carrie Burnette, also leaves his mother, Mrs. Susan Burnette and several brothers and sisters in this city.
     The body was brought to the home of his mother on Sycamore Street Sunday afternoon by Fred Entsminger. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in the Crown City M. E. Church. Rev. Webb of Huntington officiating. Burial there in charge of Wetherholt and Entsminger.

[Note: 10/29/1882 - 3/10/1929]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 11, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Burnette, Richard W.

R. W. Burnette Dies At Home In Guyan Tp.
     Richard W. Burnette, whose long illness has been the cause of much anxiety to both his family and friends, died this morning at his home near Mercerville. His condition had been critical for the last few days, and his daughter, Mrs. Goldie Niday, and her son, Burnette, have been out helping to care for him.
     Mr. Burnette is survived by his venerable wife, Mrs. America Sheets Burnette and in addition to Mrs. Niday, he leaves these sons and daughters, Truman at Kanauga, Ralph of Cheshire, George, who is enlisted in the U. S. Navy, Mrs. Frank Stevers and Mrs. W. W. Fife of Columbus.
     Funeral arrangements were being completed when this was written and notice will be given tomorrow.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 9, 1938

Burnette Funeral Set For 2 Sunday Mercerville Church
     Funeral services for Richard W. Burnette will be held at the Mercerville church at 2 o’clock Sunday. Burial will follow in Mound Hill cemetery by C. R. Halley. Gory Burnette, a son, who is in the Navy, will be unable to come home for the rites.
     In yesterday’s account of Mr. Burnette’s death, the name of one of the surviving children was omitted. Mrs. Stanley Thornton, who lives near the parental home.
     Mr. Burnette was 77 years old. Until his last illness, he was an active man with a keen zest for life and had friends in all parts of the country. Further biographical data will be given in an obituary to be published after the funeral.

Saturday, December 10, 1938

Burnette Rites
     There was a large attendance Sunday afternoon at the funeral of Richard W. Burnette, which was held in the Mercerville church at 2 o’clock. Rev. Mr. Bennett of Lawrence county officiated. A choir of men’s voices from Crown City sang. Interment was in Mound Hill cemetery by C. R. Halley. Grandsons served as pallbearers and were Blain Stevers of Chicago., Richard Boster, Burnette Niday, Dale, Woodrow and Morris Burnette.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 13, 1938
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Burnette, William M.

     William M. Burnette, 67, Rt. 4, Gallipolis, died at 10:41 p.m. Sunday in Holzer Medical Center. Born Dec. 29, 1914, in Gallipolis, son of the late Charles and Eva Brown Burnette, he was a retired Gallipolis Golf Course employee.
     Surviving is his wife, Mary Kathryn Kemper Burnette; two sons, Thomas of Gallipolis and Timothy, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Larry (Tammy) Keller of Rt. 1., Bidwell, and Teresa and Kathryn, both at home; two daughters by a previous marriage, Ellen Addis and Nancy Brumfield, both of Crown City; six sisters, Eleanor Wiggett of London, Mildred Bates of Michigan, and Louise Amos, Juanita Milliron, Ruth Robbins and Evelyn Woodall, all of Gallipolis; and five grandchildren. A brother and sister also preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Willis Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Gallipolis Tribune
June 1982
Transcribed by J. Farley


Burns, Christopher Columbus

C. C. Burns, 87, Dies in Columbus
     Christopher Columbus Burns, 87, a retired railroad worker, died at 5 a.m. Wednesday in a Columbus rest home. He was a former resident of Gallipolis, with his last residence here being at 46 Court St.
Mr. Burns was born Sept. 25, 1875 in Mason county, W. Va., son of the late Harvey and Elizabeth Slayton Burns.
     He was twice married, first to the former Nettie Roush, who preceded him in death in February, 1946. His second was to the former Elizabeth Cox, who survives in Columbus.
     There were 12 children by the first marriage. Surviving are Frank and Walter Burns, both of Columbus; George Burns and Mrs. Lucille Perry, both of Albany; Clarence Burns and Mrs. Berdie Davis, both of Gallipolis; Matthew and Thomas Burns and Mrs. Madeline Long, all of Bidwell; Mrs. Leona Taylor of Kanauga, and Marcus Burns of Ashtabula. A daughter, Carrie Lawson is deceased. There are 24 grand children. A sister, Mrs. Katie Casto, Pt. Pleasant, survives.
     Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Church of Christ in Christian Union on Eastern Ave., Rev. Everett Delaney will officiate, and burial will be in Pine Street cemetery under the direction of Miller's Home for Funerals. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 11, 1963
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page


Burns, Jane

Burned to Death
Mrs. Jane Burns Meets Horrible Fate Thursday Night
     Just as we are going to press, Mrs. Jane Burns was burned to death at her home on Grape street, Thursday evening 7 o’clock. Mrs. Ernest Weaver living next door heard her moaning then scream and fall and rushed to the door and attempted to get in, but failed, and a gentleman rushed to her assistance and forced the door.
     The unfortunate lady was found lying on the floor, with her clothes all aflame. He smothered the flames and drew her out to the sidewalk, but life had flown. All her clothes were burned off and her head and face was horribly disfigured. More particulars next week.

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 27, 1907
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Burns, Lida Safford

OBITUARY
     Mrs. Lida Safford Burns, was born in Gallipolis, O., Oct. 12, 1860. At an early age she united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. She was married to John H. Burns, Jan. 20, 1887. About three months ago, Dec. 9, her husband died from injuries received in a railway accident. Sister Burns has been an invalid almost her entire life. A few days before her death she submitted to a surgical operation, which did not prove successful. She was ready to depart from this suffering world. Her last conscious moments were spent in prayer, and her Bible was her daily companion.
     The funeral services were held at her late residence 175 Russell street, at 2 p. m. last Sabbath 19 inst. Her aged parents and sorrowing sisters and brothers, with other relatives and a large gathering of friends, were present. Messrs. Swanson and Huffman with Misses Weir and Luse rendered some beautiful and appropriate hymns at this service. Our prayers go out for the broken family circle.—Third Avenue Columbus, O., Tidings.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 22, 1893
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Burns, Margaret Ann

OBITUARY
     Margaret Ann Burns was born at Bladen, in Ohio Township, Gallia County, May 11, 1868. She was one of five children born to John Wolfe and Elizabeth Cantebury Wolfe. Her early life was spent in the Bladen community and in 1889 she was married to Luke Burns of Bladen. To them two children were born, a son Morton Burns, who was accidently drowned in 1912 and a daughter, Oma, who was later to become Mrs. John McVey. She died in 1920.
     Mrs. Burns from early youth accepted the teaching of her Master and used her time and talents in his work. In her younger years, she and a sister, gave of their talents in music, singing at funerals and other special occasions. The sister was blind and Margaret was attentive and unselfishly gave light to the life of her handicapped sister. In her later years and after all of her family had been called by death, she was devoted to her nieces and nephews and was a useful neighbor and friend.
     She worked tirelessly in the Church of the Nazarene here, helping in the collection of the funds to build the new building and wrote every check in payment for it. She served as treasurer of the Church and Sunday School and she will live long in the memory of the people of this community for her good work.
     Her home was at 11 Mill Creek Street but she usually spent the winter months in the home of her niece and nephew, Dr. & Mrs. Earl Vance. Her health had been about as good as usual, but last Friday, she became ill and over the week her condition grew weak and on Sunday morning, May 4, at 10 o'clock, she peacefully slept away and fell into an external sleep, but those knew her in this life, feel the assurance in their hearts, that she lived a good life and will awaken at the Master's touch in Paradise.
     All of "Aunt Mag's",as she was fondly called by her friends, closest relatives preceded her in death. She will be missed by her nieces and nephews and her neighbors, friends and fellow church workers, but if all those who know her could emulate her life, they would walk close to their Master and would be ready to answer when their Savior calls.

Is it not a beautiful fancy
This sunset thought of mine;
That the Gates of Heaven are always
Open at the day's decline;

That those whose day is ended
Of earthly woes and ills.
Have passed to the morning brightness
That shines on the Heavenly hills.

"They are not dead! They have but passed
Beyond the mists that bind us here
Into the new and larger life,
Of that serener sphere.

They have but dropped their robe of clay;
To put their shining raiment on;
They have not wandered far away,
They are not lost, not gone.

And ever near us, though unseen,
The dear immortal spirits tread,
For all the boundless universe,
Is Life--there are no dead."

[Note: from stone..Pine Street Cemetery. Died May 4, 1952]

Gallipolis Paper
May 1952
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Burns, Maxine

    Maxine Marie Burns, 72, 109 Locust St. Pomeroy, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 1991 at Veterans Memorial Hospital. Born Dec. 7, 1918 in Gallia County, she was the daughter of Homer Daugherty and Anna Fowler Daugherty.
     She was a member to the Christian Brethern Church of Mason, W. Va. Mrs Burns is survived by her husband, Paul Burns, Pomeroy; seven daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Cheri) Rupe of Phoenix, Ariz. Mrs. William (Carla) McKinney of Middleport, Mrs. Donald (Sandi) Van Matre of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Mrs Edward (Paula) Elks of Wilmington, N. C. Mrs Ronnie (Jan) Roush of New Haven, W.Va., Beth Birchfield and Tom Schoonover, Rutland; Mrs. David (Susan) Hall of New Haven, W.Va. and seven sons, Gary "Buck" Burns of Wilmington, N.C. Richard Burns of Phoenix, Ariz. ,Larry Burns of Eastford , Conn. Jerry Burns of Kodiak, Alaska. Eddie Burns of New Haven, W.Va., Michael Burns of Cheshire, and Douglas Burns of Pomeroy; 38 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and a sister, Thelma Schoonover, Gallipolis.
     She was preceded in death by one son, Roger Burns, three grandchildren, three brother and one sister.
     Funeral services will be held Monday at 2p.m. at the Fisher Funeral Home. Pastor Bill Little will officiate and burial will be in Reynolds Cemetery in Addison. Friends may call at the funeral from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Sunday Times Sentinel
Transcribed by Marian Schoonover 


Burns, Nettie Mae [Roush]

Mrs. C. C. Burns Died This Morning
Rites 2 Sunday - Church Of Christ In Christian Union
     Mrs. C. C. Burns, ill for sometime and a hospital patient early in the winter, died at 1:30 this morning at the family home at 1114 First Ave. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday at the Church of Christ in Christian Union, of which she was a member, and Rev. J. P. Keefer will officiate. Burial in Pine Street Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.
     Mrs. Burns was born in Mason County 69 years ago, her maiden name was Nettie Mae Roush, and she was the daughter of George and Secrena Younger Roush. She and Mr. Burns were married July 27, 1896. Fifteen children were born to them, 12 of whom survive: Mrs. Madeline Long, Mrs. Birdie Davis, Clarence, Matthew, Frank, Thomas, Marcus, all of Gallipolis; George and Walter Burns and Mrs. Carrie Lawson, all of Columbus; Mrs. Lucille Barry, Albany, and Mrs. L. Willis, Middleport.

[Note: 5/26/1876 - 2/9/1945 68 yrs. 8 mos. 17 das. per death cert.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, February 9, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Burns, Phyllis [Halfhill]

     Phyllis Burns, 88, Bidwell (Evergreen), died Thursday, Jan. 4, 1996 at her residence. Born Sept. 14, 1907 in Gallia County, daughter of the late Frank and Dillie Lemley Halfhill, she was a member of the Poplar Ridge Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Matthew Burns, on Nov. 18, 1993; and three brothers and four sisters. Surviving are 14 nieces and nephews.
     Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Sunday in the Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire, with the Rev. Johnny Jeffers officiating. Friends may call at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, from 2-4 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, January 4, 1996
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Burton, Bessie

Mrs. Burton Dead
     Mrs. Bessie M. Burton, 34, daughter of the late J. F. Markin of Raccoon Island, and wife of W. H. Burton, died at her home in Frederick, Oklahoma, on August 5.
     While at a neighbor's home she ran a needle in her thumb. Bloodpoison developed, and after twelve days' suffering she passed away. She was a member of the Clay Chapel M. E. Church at Raccoon Island, and had many friends and relatives in that neighborhood.
     Her husband, two children, mother, three brothers, and a sister of her immediate family survive her.

[Note: based on 1910 census, it is believed that she died ca 1919-1920]

Gallipolis newspaper
Undated
Transribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                           Top of Page


Burton, Douglas

Douglas E. Burton
     Douglas E. Burton, 44, 837 Third Ave., Gallipolis, died Monday at his residence. Private services were conducted.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, November 25, 1988
Transcribed by Sheri Culler


Burton, James V.

James V. Burton, Former O.H.E. Supervisor, Dies
Funeral is Set for 2 Tuesday at Ironton
     James V. Burton, who was night supervisor at the Ohio Hospital for Epileptics for 32 years when he retired in 1936, died suddenly in Ironton on Saturday. He suffered a heart attack on the street and quickly passed away. He was in his 70th year and since his retirement had been making his home at Aid, where he was born and reared. His birthdate was March 1, 1875. In April, 1901, he married Catherine Townsend. Three years later he and family came to Gallipolis and he joined the O.H.E. staff.
     He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Audrey Wagner, who, following in her father's footsteps, is now a supervisor at the O.H.E., and a grandson, Julian Wagner, who has been making his home with the Burtons. A boy born to the Burtons died in infancy. Also surviving are the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Hattie Jenkins, Mrs. Stella Woods, Mrs. Anna Russell and Ira Burton all of Aid; Dr. Casper Burton, Ironton, and John Burton of Peoria, Ill.
     The body is at the Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton and the funeral will be held there at 2 o'clock Thursday,
with interment in Woodland Cemetery. Hundreds of residents of this county will recall James Burton and regret to hear of his passing. He was a big, genial man of pleasing address and took quite an interest in politics here and in his native county.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 8, 1945
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Burton, John Alfred

     Masonic services will be held in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home at 8 p.m. Saturday by Ancient York Lodge No. 33, Ph, F&AM, for John Alfred Burton, 90, 837 Third Ave., Gallipolis, who died Thursday.
     Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Bobby Gordon, Bobby Dean Gordon, Roderick Gordon, Charles Grant, Robert Casey and Christopher Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Washington, Charles Williams, William Casey, George Gilmore, Forrest Borden and Albert Neal.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 26, 1985
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Burton, W. H.

W. H. Burton Dead
     W. H. Burton, formerly of Swan Creek, who moved with his family to Frederick, Okla., about 5 years ago, died in that place the first of last week, and relatives at Angola got a telegram to that effect, and that they would arrive here sometime Saturday, and that sometime Sunday the funeral services would be at Swan Creek M. E. Church. 
     Mr. Burton was about 60 years old and leaves a family of wife and grown up children, two married daughters, Mrs. A. E. Waugh and Mrs. H. C. Allman of Swan Creek, and two sons Henry and Van in Oklahoma and one brother, Ed Burton of this city and a sister, Mrs. Taylor in the West.  He was a good man, industrious and pushing, and many friends will regret his passing.

[Note: Tombstone in Clay Chapel, Clay Twp reads 1851-1921]

Gallipolis paper
1921
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                      

Bush, Alice

     Alice Jean Bush, 63, of 77 Halliday Heights, Gallipolis, died Tuesday morning at her home. She was born on December 4, 1923, a daughter of Gilbert Pumphrey and Mildred Benedict Bush. She was a 1941 graduate of Gallia Academy and a 1945 graduate of the Holzer School of Nursing. She was a retired operating room supervisor. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Gallipolis, the Grace Guild, the Gallia Historical Society, the Pembroke Club, and the Philamatheon Club.
     She is survived by a brother, Gilbert Bush, Gallipolis; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Butler, Crown City; two nephews, James G. Bush, Dallas, Texas, and Paul E. Butler Jr., Crown City; and two nieces, Mrs. Carolyn Haner and Mrs. Paula Saunders, Gallipolis.
     Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Grace United Methodist Chapel, Rev. Joseph Hefner officiating. Burial follows at Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday at the McCoy-Wetherholt-Moore Funeral Home in Gallipolis from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc., 360 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill., 60601.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, May 6, 1987
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards                                                                   Top of Page


Bush, Alta O.

Mrs. Alta O. Bush Dies in Columbus
     Mrs. Alta O. Bush, 67, widow of James M. Bush and a native of Gallipolis, died Monday at her home at 171 W. Second Ave., Columbus. She had lived in Columbus 35 years. Surviving are two sons, Lawrence M. and Herman W. Bush, and two daughters, Mrs. Lula M. Smith and Mrs. Virginia Wyatt, all of Columbus; three brothers, a sister and five grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Glenn L. Myers funeral home, where friends may call. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, at Columbus.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, February 24, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Bush, Andrew

Bush Boy Dies
     Andrew Bush, 16, whose home was back of Pt. Pleasant, died at the Holzer Hospital Friday afternoon. He was the son of Melvin Bush. Undertaker Arnett came for the body.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, September 29, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Bush, Chas F. (Frank)

Death of Chas. F. Bush
     Mr. Charles F. Bush, familiarly known as Frank Bush, died at his home on Fourth Avenue last Friday morning, aged 32 years. He had been ill for five weeks with typhoid fever. Hope of his recovery had been abandoned two days before his death. A wife and three small children, seven brothers and one sister and a father survive him. He was a stove molder, working at the Thompson & Francis Foundry, where he has been employed for several years. He was a hard-working, steady young man, of good habits, and had many friends who will regret his untimely end. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Harry B. Lewis Saturday afternoon, interment following by Wetherholt at Mound Hill.

[Note: Born Dec 14, 1875 - Died Jan 11, 1907]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Jan 18, 1907
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Bush, Cornelius

CORNELIUS BUSH DEAD
      Cornelius Bush, aged 86 years, passed away Friday night, of infirmities that had confined him to his bed for five years. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W. S. Landthorn of Clipper Mill and Mrs. Franklin of Bladen. The body was taken to Mercerville by Undertaker J. W. Stevers for burial Sunday.

[Note: from funeral home records, date of death: 16 Feb 1919]

Gallipolis newspaper
February 1919
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                          Top of Page


Bush, Elizabeth Frances [Young]

     GALLIPOLIS - Elizabeth Frances Young Bush, 62, of Gallipolis, died Wednesday morning, December 11, 2002, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. She was born April 23, 1940, in Glenwood, West Virginia, daughter of the late Claude and Lilly B. Hughes Young. She was a retired therapeutic program worker at Gallipolis Developmental Center, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Gallipolis.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Tommy DeVault; two brothers, Charles C. Young and Lawrence Young; and a sister, Maxine Hughes. She is survived by her husband, William R. Bush; a son, Elmus E. DeVault of Columbus; a daughter, Missy L. Dotson of Gallipolis; four stepsons, Vernon R. Bush and Michael J. Bush, both of Shawnee Lake, Xenia; David A. Bush of Gallipolis, and Roger N. Bush of Pickens, South Carolina; and 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
     Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, December 14, 2002, in the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, with Pastor Archie Conn officiating. Burial will follow in Moore’s Chapel Cemetery in Ashton, West Virginia. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, December 13, 2002.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 12, 2002
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Butcher, Emily Dora

Mrs. Butcher, 84, Died Last Night
Funeral Is Set For 2:30 Friday At Cheshire
     Mrs. Emily Dora Butcher died at 11:45 last night at the home of her niece, Miss Emma Boice, 720 Second Ave., where she had been cared for during her last illness of several months. Mrs. Butcher was born at Kyger and spent most of her years there, but was brought here early in the winter. She was in her 85th year.
     Mrs. Butcher was a daughter of Calvin and Emma Smith Kent -- the mother was a native of England -- and was born July 16, 1857. She was one of eight children and the last survivor of her generation of the family and until she was brought here, she was Kyger’s oldest resident. On Feb. 2, 1900, she and William H. Butcher were married and he died in June, 1911.
     She was a member of the Methodist church at Kyger. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Friday at the Cheshire M. E. Church and interment will be made by J. L. Coleman & Son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 5, 1942
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Bush, Helen E. [McDade}

     Helen E. McDade Bush, 85, 6 State St., Gallipolis, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1993, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital North, Hospice Unit, Covington, Ky., following a brief illness. She was born Feb. 11, 1907, at Portland, Meigs County, daughter of the late Wardie E. and Lucy A. Middleswart McDade.
     A graduate of Gallia Academy High School, se attended Ohio University and received a Certificate of Education. She was employed by local city schools until her marriage in 1930 to George E. Bush, Jr., 2nd Lt. U.S. Army. For the next 35 years, she accompanied her husband in various military assignments throughout the United States and Europe.
She and her family were survivors of the World War II Japanese attack on the Hawaiian Islands, Dec. 7, 1941. She and her husband, Major General George E. Bush, returned to Gallipolis upon his retirement in 1964.
     Mrs. Bush is a member of Grace United Methodist Church, The Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Thursday Club.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Jane Bush Norvell and Susan Bush, both of Columbus; two granddaughters, Lucy Norvell and husband, Thomas H. Barclay of Covington, Ky., and Melissa Novell Cote and husband, Mark Cote of Dublin; and one great grand-son, George Albert Novell Barclay.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Joseph Hefner officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. DAR services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Samuel Bossard Memorial Library, 641 Second Ave., Gallipolis, 45631.
     Pallbearers will be Lynn Ours, Thomas Barclay, Marc Cote, Ron McDade, Jay Moore, and Joe Moore.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January, 1993
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page


Bush, Iva C. [Brown]

     Iva Christine Bush, 58, 1926 Eastern Ave., Gallipolis, died Friday morning at Holzer Medical Center. Born Sept. 24, 1930 in Gallipolis, she was the daughter of the late Denver Brown and Garnet Davis Mehl. She was a member of the First Church of God in Gallipolis.
     She is survived by her husband, Clyde C. Bush, whom she married March 21, 1948 in Gallipolis. Also surviving are two daughters; Marsha Bush of Gallipolis and Mrs. Theron (Margo) Swisher of Cheshire; two sons, Marlo Bush and Michael Bush, both of Gallipolis; one sister Ernestine Green of Bidwell; and six grandchildren.
     Services will be Sunday; 2 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Paul Voss officiating. Burial will be Ohio Memory Gardens. Friends may call Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Carroll Brown, Gene Moore, Luther Moore, Lawrence Tawney, Danny Cook, Robert Burger. Honorary pallbearer will be Gerald Richard Brown.

Gallipolis Tribune
Nov. 18, 1988
Transcribed by J. Farley


Bush, Lambert

          Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Faith Baptist Church, Rodney, for Lambert Bush, 64, Rt. 4, Gallipolis, who died Thursday. The Rev. Lynn D. Lahale will officiate, and burial will follow in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 29, 1982
Transcribed by J. Farley


Bush, Mary [Sheline]

Death of Mrs. Mary Bush
     Mrs. Mary Bush, wife of Mr. Geo. Bush, employed at the Thompson & Francis foundry, died Sunday morning at 9 o’clock. Her husband, one child and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sheeline [sic] and a number of sisters and brothers survive her. Funeral services will be held at her home Wednesday afternoon and burial will follow at Pine street by Wetherholt.

[Note: January 5, 1894-March 22, 1914]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 23, 1914
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                      Top of Page


Bush, Melissa W. [LaCroix]

     Mrs. S.R. Bush died at the home of her son, Mr. Geo. E. Bush, of this city, Sunday, March 26, 1905, of paralysis, aged 82 years. The funeral was held Tuesday morning by Rev. Harry Lewis, interment following at Mound Hill by Hayward & Son.
     Her ancestors came from France and located in Gallipolis and afterward were of the number who moved to the French grant, where her mother, Cecelia LaCroix, was born, being the first white child born in the colony.
Her sister, Mair LaCroix, married Monsiuer Duduit, a corporal under Lafayette, who took an active part in the French revolution. Mrs. Bush's mother married David Waite, cousin of Chief Justice Waite.
     Mrs. Bush was married to S.R. Bush March 21, 1844, and seven children blessed the union, of whom the following survive; C.I., Geo. E., G.D., Mrs. A.F. Stein, Mrs. M H. Miller and Miss Hattie. She had been a member of the church from girlhood and was a consistent Christian lady, and all is well
with her.

Gallipolis Bulliten
March 31, 1905
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Bush, Nancy [LeMaster]

     Nancy (LeMaster) Bush, 29, 1935 Chatham Avenue, Gallipolis, died Thursday morning at Holzer Medical Center. Born Feb. 16, 1960, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Dora Mae Marshall of Crown City. She was a certified operating room technician at Holzer Medical Center. A member of the First Church of God in Gallipolis and she was a graduate of Gallia Academy High School in 1978.
     Also surviving are her husband, Michael E. Bush, whom she married June 4, 1978, in Gallipolis; one daughter, Amy Renae Bush; three sisters, Rebecca Grady of Point Pleasant, WV; Eva Denice Scott of Union Ridge, WV and Emily Beth Marshall of Crown City; one brother, John H Montgomery of Crown City; grandmother, Ruth I Murray, of Gallipolis and aunt, Mrs. Richard (Jeannie) Ross, of Eureka.
     Services will be Saturday 2 p.m. at the First Church of God with the Rev. Paul Voss officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call Friday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home.

[Note: Died Sept. 7, 1989]

Gallipolis Paper
Thursday, Sept. 7, 1989
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Bush, Olevia [Shaw]

OBITUARY
     Olevia, daughter of J. C. and Margaret Shaw, was born December 15th,, 1856, and departed this life March 21st, 1926, being at the time of her death 70 years, 3 months and 6 days of age.
     In the year 1879 she was united in marriage to Frank Bush, and this union was blessed with two children as follows: Wilbert of Downing, Ohio, and Elmer of Cadmus, this county. Besides these two sons, in her departure, she leaves the following brothers and sisters: Elbin Shaw, S. C. Shaw, Mrs. Alta Mosier and Mrs. Janie Call. A sister, Ella died in early life. She also leaves seven grand children.
     She was left a widow in the year 1903 and 13 years later remarried to Rev. N. B. Barnett whom she survived. During her last years she has had in her home a nephew, Earl Shaw, who has helped to bear the burdens of her declining years, and has loyally acted the part of a son to her great satisfaction and joy.
     In her home life she was always faithful, industrious and devoted, freely giving her time and effort to make her home one of contenment and happiness. No task was too ardous for her to attempt if its accomplishment would add to the joys of home.
     Early in life she united with the Providence M. E. Church of which she continued to be a faithful and devoted member during the remaining years of her life. She had implicit faith in the Bible, believing it to be the infallible word of God, and gave much time to its study. Though suddenly called from this life, we believe she has gone to her eternal reward.
     In her death the children, brothers and sisters have lost a tender and loving mother and sister, and the Church and community a noble christian character which should be an inspiration to all.

Gallia Times
April 14,1927
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Bush, Orville Lee

Orville L. Bush 
     GALLIPOLIS – Orville Lee Bush, 79, of Route 2, Gallipolis, died Saturday, March 2, 1991 at the Scenic Hills Nursing Center, Bidwell.  He was born Dec. 4, 1911 in Mason County, W.Va., son of the late Harry and Anna Eads Bush.
     He is survived by his wife, Hazel Saunders Bush, whom he married Nov. 16, 1935 in Gallipolis.
Other survivors include, one daughter, Mrs. James (Pat) O’Dell of Gallipolis; three grandchildren, Jeff, Matthew and Robin; one great-grandchild; and two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Genieve) [sic] Nutter and Mrs. Howard (Reba) Reed, both of Lancaster.  One daughter, Nancy Louise Bush, preceded him in death in 1939.  Six brothers and two sisters also preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday at Willis Funeral Home, with Rev. Joseph Hefner officiating.  Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Abt. March 2, 1991
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Bush, Sarah Mae [Shifflet]

     Sarah Mae Shifflet Bush, 90, a former resident of the Vinton and Bidwell area, passed away Monday, June 25, 2007, at Holzer Medical Center-Jackson. She was born June 7, 1917, in Minerton, daughter of the late George W. Shifflet and Dora M. McKenzie Shifflet. Sarah was a homemaker in her life. Sarah’s heart was filled with a special love for her family, friends and pets.
     She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Thevenir of Bidwell, Darla Parker of Porter, and Rose Marie Warren of Bidwell; a daughter-in-law, Connie Bush of Wellston; a sister, Opal (Bernard) Kincaid of Ewington; a brother, George (Mary Ellen) Shifflet of Wellston; a sister-in-law, Rosie McClaskey of Wellston; as well as 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
     Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas I. Bush; sons, Gene Bush, Elwood Bush, Don Bush, Sr., and George Bush, Sr.; as well as two grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2007, in the McWilliams Funeral Home at Wellston, with Pastor Jim Griffith officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may cal at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2007.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Butcher, Charles E.

     Charles E. Butcher was born October 7, A.D. 1866; died August 7, 1895, his age being 28 years and ten months.  He was the oldest son of John S. and Nancy Butcher.  In disposition he was kind and affectionate and always lent a helping hand to stranger or friend.
     He was converted when about 12 years of age, but never joined himself to any church until  last winter, when he gave his name to the M.E.Church while at his home, but has not been able to go to the church house since.  His life has been one worthy to be long remembered in the hearts of those who had learned to love him.  He was one of those young men who will have friends no matter where they go.  He leaves a father, mother, five brothers and two sisters to mourn their loss.  The Lord giveth andthe Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Aug. 18, 1895
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Butcher, Damon

Damon Butcher Kills Self At Brothers Home
Ill Health Ascribed As Cause, Found In Barn Loft, Dies In Hospital
     Damon Butcher, 38, mechanic of Cheshire, died at Holzer hospital about noon Friday from a wound inflicted by himself with a revolver in the barn at the home of his brother, Davis Butcher at Cheshire. He was rushed to the hospital here but only lived a short time.
     Ill health is ascribed as motive for the act. It was reported that Davis Butcher came home at noon and seeing his brother’s automobile in the barnyard went to look for him. He found him in the barn loft, apparently senseless. At first it was believed the wounded man was suffering from a spell of sickness, but on turning the body over a gun was found under him and blood was issuing from a bullet wound. He was still bleeding freely when he arrived at the hospital.
     Damon was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Link Butcher of Cheshire. He is survived by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. Before ill health overcame him, he was engaged in the trade of automobile mechanic.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, September 6, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Butcher, Dorothy M.

     CHESHIRE - Mrs. Dorothy M. Butcher, 78, Rt. 2, Cheshire, died Friday morning at the Holzer Medical Center. Mrs. Butcher was born Feb. 9, 1896, in Gallia County, a daughter of the late Samuel and Flora Frazier Little. She was also preceded in death in 1949 by her husband, Worley, and by several brothers and sisters.
     Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Everett (Joanna) Caldwell, Rt. 1, Middleport; Mrs. Paul (Loretta) Mulford, Hilliard, and Mrs. Wilma Barnhart, Cheshire; four sons, Willis, Harold and Ralph, all of Crystal Lake, Ill.;
Frank, Fairfield, Calif.; a brother, Fred Little, Cheshire; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     Mrs. Butcher was a member of the Silver Run Freewill Baptist Church where services will be at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. Andrew Parsons officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home in Middleport from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The Daily Sentinel
Friday, Dec 20, 1974
Contributed by Judy Free


Butcher, Margaret E.

     Mrs. Wm. Butcher of Cheshire died Monday morning of typhoid fever after a long illness. She is survived by a husband but no children. She had many friends and relatives in the upper part of the county who will be shocked to hear of her death. The funeral services were held at the M. E. church Wednesday by Rev. Thomas interment following at Gravel cemetery.

Gallipolis Bulletin
February 28, 1908
Vol. XLI No. 14
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart

Butcher, Margaret

IN MEMORIAM
     Cheshire, Ohio, April 4, 1908: A sorrow has fallen upon the members of the Ladies Social Circle in the loss by death on February 24, 08, of one of its beloved members, Mrs. Wm. Butcher. We deplore the loss of our friend with feeling of deep regret, and now that she is gone, the memory of her kind and generous spirit will ever remain and will be an inspiration to us for gentleness and sweet service for the Master.We mingle our tears with those to whom she was near and dear and look forward hopefully to an everlasting association with her in that beautiful home where we need never say good bye.
     Mrs. Carrie Mauck
     Committee Mrs. Mary Reynolds, Mrs. Amanda Swisher

[Note: From tombstone: 1/21/1845-2/24/1908]

No paper name or date.
From the newspaper collection of Harold and Odella Mack.
Transcribed by Shari Little-Creech                                                                   Top of Page


Butcher, Mary Louisa

Mary Louisa Butcher
     Miss Mary Louisa Butcher was born Aug. 12, 1852 and died Feb. 10, 1920; aged 67 years, 5 months and 28 days. She was born about three miles west of Kyger and joined the M.E. Church at Wesley Chapel early in life.
     With her family she moved to Kyger about 25 years ago and joined the M.E. Church and was always very prompt and faithful at all services. She was the youngest and sixth child of Samuel and Elizabeth Butcher, they having three sons and three daughters, only one surviving, Mrs. Lucinda Butcher, with whom the deceased made her home for the last few years.
     The funeral was at Kyger M.E. Church Feb. 12, by Mrs. Lockwood in the absence of Rev. Lockwood. Burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery.

Gallia Times
Feb. 19, 1920
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Butcher, Milton

Milt Butcher, 73, Died Sunday A.M., Burial 2 Tuesday
     Milton Butcher, 73, of near Bidwell died Sunday morning, the end coming rather unexpectedly. He had made his home with his brother, Tom Butcher, and family and with another brother, France. The Butcher home is near Fairview Cemetery.
     Milton was born and reared near Morgan Center and was a son of John S. and Nancy Crowell Butcher; and his birth date was August 21, 1869. He never married and was never particularly active. Decedent is survived by, besides the two brothers named, a sister, Mrs. Chauncey C. Smith of near Campaign Church and a half-sister, Mrs. Virgil Halley of 502 Fourth Avenue, Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, in charge of Rev. Frank McMillen from Hartford. Burial in Fairview Cemetery by Coleman & Son.

[Note: Aug.21, 1869-Jan. 3, 1943]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 4, 1943
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner


Butcher, Nola Safford

VINTON - Mrs. Butcher Dead
     Mrs. Nola Safford Butcher died at her home near here Friday after an illness of three months. She was the widow of John S. Butcher, and lived on the farm formerly owned by the late Cash Fisher on Route 160 between Porter and Vinton. Mrs. Butcher was the daughter of the late Lewis and Joanna Safford of Green township, was born Oct. 21, 1875, and was aged 60 years, one month and 15 days at the time of her death. [December 6, 1935]
     She leaves one daughter, Bertis at home, two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Elizabeth Day and David Safford of Columbus, Mrs. Alice Brown of Strasburg and Charles Safford of Winona, W.Va. Five sisters preceded her in death.
     Mrs. Butcher was quite a worker in the church and community as long as her health permitted and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Funeral services were held at the home at 1 o’clock Sunday by Rev. Butler of Coolville and Rev. John Spires, burial in the Centenary Cemetery by H. K. Butler.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 7, 1935
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner                                                                   Top of Page


Butcher, Polly

DIED
     BUTCHER - In Cheshire township, Gallia co., Ohio, March 6, 1877, Mrs. Polly Butcher, aged 86 years, 11 mos. and 21 days. The deceased was born in Rockbridge county, Virginia; in early life removed to Ohio. She has been a consistent member of the Methodist Church for fifty-two years. She died in the triumphs of a living faith. Funeral by Rev. Mr. Hall.
     A. L. T.

[Note: Buried in Kyger Church Cemetery]

Unknown Newspaper
About Tuesday, March 6, 1877
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Butcher, Ruth E. nee Tate

OBITUATRY
     Ruth E., daughter of David and Letitia Tate, was born the 28th day of February, 1846.  Joined the M E Church in 1862.  Married W. H. Butcher February 25, 1879. Died at Point Pleasant, W Va, May 24, 1887.
 Sister Butcher was the ninth and last daughter of David and Letitia Tate, her other eight sisters having preceded her to the spirit world.  Sister Butcher was taken sick about the middle of January last, and suffered much during her sickness, but manifested great patience and longed to be with Jesus, on whose almighty arm she leaned for support.
     During the forepart of last winter she was a faithful attendant at church during a revival, and took an active part.  During her sickness she frequently expressed a willingness to go and said her friends were waiting on the other side for her.  The only thing that seemed to cause her to linger on the shores of time was her husband; but she commended him to the care of her Almighty Savior and fell asleep in Jesus.
     Sister Butcher was a consistent, upright Christian, and exemplified the doctrine of our [unreadable word] Christianity in her daily walk and conversation.  Just a few minutes before she died she requested her husband to say to her friends who were absent, good-bye, and to meet her on the shining shore.  All who knew Sister Butcher loved, esteemed and respected her.
     A Friend.

[Note: Buried in Kyger Cemetery, Cheshire Twp.]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, June 8, 1887
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Butcher, Thomas

Thomas Butcher Buried Alive as Vault Caves In
Digging 30 Feet Down To Sand When Cave In Suffocates Him
     Thomas Butcher, aged about 40, instantly killed Monday about 5 p. m. in a cave in at a cess pool on the property of H. C. Cunningham, better known as the Wade place, on upper Second avenue near the O. H. E. grounds.
     Mr. Butcher and Lou Neal were engaged in digging the excavation for the cesspool for which J. L. Betz had the contract from Mr. Cunningham. They had reached the sand at a depth of approximately thirty feet and were ready to begin the lining of it with brick, it was said, when it is believed the sand slipped letting the heavier soil above down on the workman. He was alone in the excavation at the time but assistance went to him at once but he was suffocated before he could be reached.
     The fire department which was called, was delayed by being given the wrong address, and it was impossible to revive him. Mr. Butcher is survived by a wife. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Wetherholt & Entsminger.

[Note: Buried at Pine Street cemetery in Gallipolis Township. June 11, 1877 - September 21, 1937]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune, p. 1
Tuesday, September 22, 1931
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark


Butler, Fleming

     Died, in Huntington township, on Saturday, the 5th inst., of dropsy, Mr. Fleming Butler, in the 73d year of his age.

[Note: buried in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Huntington Twp.]

The Gallipolis Journal
July 17 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Butler, H. Kerr

     H. Kerr Butler Route 160 at Mills Station, killed in auto accident October 19 [1937]

[Note: Buried Vinton Memorial - Stone reads 1879-1937]

Gallipolis paper
1937
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Butler, Joseph M.

Death of Joseph M. Butler, One Of Our Oldest Citizens
     Mr. Joseph Martin Butler, Sr., a citizen of this city since 1896, departed this life Nov. 26, 1906 at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. M. O. Ward, No. 3 Court Street.
     The funeral services will be conducted from Mrs. Ward's most probably by Rev. Harry B. Lewis of Grace M.E. Church of which he is a member at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The interment following by Wetherholt under the aspices of the Jr. O FA&M at Pine Street Cemetery.
     Mr Butler was born Amelia, Clarmont County, Ohio, on Sept. 3, 1827 and was consequently in his 80th. year. He was married in Cincinnati to Miss Elizabeth Crossman, March 17, 1850 and they became the parents of A.D. Butler of Manchester, Ohio; S.C. and O.C. Butler of Charleston, Joseph M. Butler, Jr. and Mrs. M.O. Ward of Gallipolis; Mrs. J.E. Johnson of Lewiston, WV and Mrs. M.F. Ely of Stuebenville. They will all be here in attendance upon the funeral services except Mrs. Johnson, who is at the point of death herself. He is also survived by one younger brother, Mr. T.S. Butler, of Glenwood, WV.
     Mr. Butler followed the business of saw-milling all his life in Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois and West Virginia and wherever known had many warm friends and he was worthy of them, being agreeable in business and upright and honorable in all the walks of life
     He came here from Charleston with his wife in 1892, his son, Joseph and wife having preceded him here from Racine and he being so well and favorably known to everyone that none could realize but that he could realize but that he has always been one of us. He was very kindly and polite and was extremely well liked. He has been infirm for three or four years but incapicated by afflictions coupled with age to do anything much for at least two years. It was not thought he would get through last winter, but he did and rallied quite a good deal at times only to fall back more feeble than before. He was a good old man and when full of years all who knew him do regret his death.


Butler, Joseph M.

     Mr. Joseph M. Butler, Sr., a citizen of this city since 1896, departed this life Nov. 26, 196, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. M.O. Ward, No 3 Court Street.
His funeral services will be conducted from Mrs. Ward's.
     He was kindly and polite and was extremely well liked. He has been very infirm for three or four years, but incapacitated by afflictions coupled with age to do anything much for at least two years. It was not thought he would get through last winter, but he did and rallied quite a good deal at times only to fall back more feeble than before. He was a good old man and while full of years all who knew him will regret his death.

[Note: Burial in Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis Township]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 27, 1906
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Butler, Julia Ann

     Julia Ann Butler, 44, Crown City, died Friday, March 15, 1996, at her residence. Born January 31, 1952 in Gallipolis, daughter of James Craft and Laura Jean Baker Craft of Gallipolis, she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church, and the United Methodist Women and Christian Women's Club.
     Surviving in addition to her parents are her loving husband, Paul "Ed" Butler, Jr., whom she married November 7, 1971 at Gallipolis; two sons, Edward Jason Butler of Crown City, and his finance, Bryna Volhorn, and Charles Kentworth Butler of Crown City; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Cindy and Eddie Gilmore of Melverne, Arkansas; and their children, Kimi Barnard of Panama City, Florida, and Jill Loyd of Sheridan, Arkansas, and Linda and Ron Tetrick of Pleasant Hill, California, a brother and sister-in-law, James and Gwen Craft of Gallipllis, and their children, Nicholas, Lehanna, Caleb and Joel Craft, all at home; a maternal grandfather, Charles L. Baker of Rio Grande; a paternal grandmother, Clare A. Craft of Gallipolis, a mother and father-in-law, Paul E. and Elizabeth Butler, Sr. of Crown City; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Bob Haner of Gallipolis, and their daughter, Jencie Haner of Gallipolis, a sister-in-law, Paula Saunders of Gallipolis, and her sons, Chris and Scott Saunders of Gallipolis. Ann is survived by a multitude of loving family and friends.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 1996 in the Christ United Methodist Church, with Rev. Tom Hite officiating. Burial will be in the Swan Creek Cemetery. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 1996.
     Pallbearers will be Rick Baker, David Baker, Jim Allie, Tom Matthews, Donnie Ours and Mark Clark.
The famly requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in loving memory of Ann to the charity of choice.

Gallipolis paper
1996
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Butler, Margaret [Gebhardt]

     Mrs. Margaret Butler- Seventy years old, of the Swann Creek community, Crown City Route 2, died at 3:30 a.m. yesterday in Holzer Hospital at Gallipolis after an illness of three months. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (EST) tomorrow at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home at Gallipolis by the Rev. Wendel Stutler. Burial will be in Woodmere Cemetery in Huntington. Mrs. Butler was born June 3, 1893 at Union Ridge, W Va., a daughter of the late Frank and Lilly Barton Gerhardt, and was married to K. H. Butler June 28, 1919 at Ironton. She was a member of Swann Creek Methodist Church.
     Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Eloise) Mills of Crown City and Mrs. Carl (Oleta) Wood of Gallipolis; one son, Paul Butler of Crown City; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Gibson of Huntington; one brother, Harry Gebhardt of Union Ridge; seven grandchildren and one great- grandchild. The body is at the funeral home, where friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

[Note: handwritten date on obit reads, "6-30-63"]

unknown publication- found in scrapbook
unknown date
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig                                                                            Top of Page


Butterfield, Margaret [Randall]

Mrs. Butterfield Dead
     Mrs. George Butterfield died Sunday evening after a long illness, aged 83. She leaves three sons--James of Texas; Harry of Warren, Ohio and Loren of Logan. The funeral arrangements are not yet made. The interment will be by Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 9, 1920
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

     Margaret Randall Butterfield was born Dec. 5, 1837, departed this life Feb. 8, 1920, aged 82 years, 2 months and 2 days.
     She was married to George W. Butterfield on March 24, 1868 at Gallipolis. To this union was born four sons, one dying in infancy. The three sons who have grown to manhood are: James and Lorain of Logan, Ohio and Harry of Warren, Ohio. She leaves six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Her husband preceded her to the better land the 25th. day of September, 1918.
     The three brothers now left to mourn for their mother, have always loved and cherished their parents and since their father's death had taken special care of their dear old mother. Having been for a number of years an invalid her last sickness was of short duration, bronchial trouble resulting in death.
     She was very quiet and after taken down, did not talk but little. But on the Friday morning before her death she told her nurse she was not afraid to die when Jesus called her. She never made any loud profession, but we firmly believe, as her lifeless body lies before us, she is asleep in Jesus. Blessed Sleep!! And we mourn not as those who have no hope.

[Note: Death Certificate...born: Dec. 5, 1837; died Feb. 8, 1920; age 82 years 2 months and 3 days. Parents: Christopher Randall (OH) and Jane McClellan (NY). Buried in Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis Township]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 17, 1920
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Butz, Charles

DIED
     At his residence on Second Street, Thursday, February 26, 1891, Charles Butz, aged 49 years, 8 months, and 12 days. The funeral services will be held at the family residence, Saturday afternoon, February 28, at 2 o'clock. Burial at Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends of the family are invited. Gallipolis, O., February 27, 1891.

[Note- born 1841]

From- Funeral Notice (printed card), unknown source
Date February 27, 1891
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Buxton, Sarah Samantha [Bradbury]

     Mrs. Sarah Samantha Buxton passed away at the home of her daughter Mrs. F.P. Miller on Grape St. at 9:30 o’clock Friday night, March 9, 1917 at the age of 80 years, 6 months 13 days.
     The deceased was born Aug. 26, 1836, the oldest child of Asa and Electa Harding Bradbury. She was a sister to the late Judge J. P. Bradbury, William Bradbury, and Horace R. Bradbury. She was married to Darius V. Buxton, April 27, 1853 and to them were born eight children, four of whom have passed on with her husband who died April 11, 1890. Most of their married life was spent at Waterloo, Mason County, he being the owner operater of a flour and feed mill on Thirteen Creek. Children other than Mrs. Miller are; Circuit Clerk Perry B. Buxton, Pt Peasant; Mrs. E. H. Burdette, Leon W. Va. and H. Arthur Buxton, Waterloo.
     She was buried at Leon.

From clippings collected by Anne Bradbury
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Transcribed by J. Farley

Buxton, Sarah Samantha [Bradbury]

Mrs. S. S. Buxton
Passes Away in 81st Year – Noble, Genteel, Beloved
     Mrs. Sarah Samantha Buxton passed away at the home of her daughter Mrs. F. P. Miller on Grape St. at 9:30 o’clock Friday night, March 9, 1917, at the age of 80 years, 6 months, 13 days. As she lay asleep death came. There was no struggle, no suffering. Her condition had been critical for several weeks and her death was not unexpected.
     The deceased was born August 26, 1836, at Kyger, this county, and was the eldest child of Asa and Electa Harding Bradbury. She was a sister of the late Judge J. P. Bradbury, William Bradbury, Horace R. Bradbury.
She was married to Darius V. Buxton April 27, 1853, and to them were born eight children, four of whom have passed on with her husband who died April 11, 1890. Most of their married life was spent at Waterloo, Mason County, he being the owner and operator of a flour and feed mill on Thirteen Creek. During the last few years she made her home with Mrs. Miller but paid frequent and extended visits to her other children, namely: Circuit Clerk Perry B. Buxton, Pt. Pleasant; Mrs. E. H. Burdette, Leon, W. Va.; H. Arthur Buxton, Waterloo.
One sister, Mrs. Augusta Johnston of this city, mother of Hollis C. Johnston, survives Mrs. Buxton and she is the only surviving member of the family of the late Asa Bradbury.
     Mrs. Buxton was nearly a lifelong member of the Swedenborgian Church. She was a woman of refinement and great strength of character – gentle, modest, pureminded, kind and considerate and indulgent. She was devoted to her family; and the welfare of those who were near and dear was her one concern. Her love and devotion were reciprocated and repaid in fullest measure by her kindred and intimate friends. Her kindly face of classic outline impressed one with her exemplary character and of the useful life she had lived.
     Funeral services were held at 2:30 Sunday at the Miller home, Evangelist Cleeland officiating in place of Rev. J. O. Newton who could not be here. On the early train Monday morning the body was taken to Leon, where another services was conducted and where interment was made. Rev. Oscar Jackson, Baptist minister of Pt. Pleasant, conducted the service at Leon.

Gallipolis Tribune
March 1917
Transcribed by J. A. Farley


Byer Elba

R. R, Employee Is Killed By Bar On Motor Car
Spike End Pierces Neck of Elba Byer, Died In Hospital.
     Elba Byer, 42, section foreman of the Hocking Valley Railroad, died in Holzer Hospital Thursday night at 8 o'clock as a result of an accident which occurred while he was returning from work on a motor rail car near the overhead bridge at the O. H. E. Byer was with his crew on the car, among them his son, Woodrow Byer, 18, when a lining bar fell from the car and rebounded from the road bed, penetrating Byer's neck below the chin, and into the base of his brain. He was brought to the Hocking Valley station by a passenger train from Pomeroy which came in about that time.
     None of the section crew with Byer could explain just how the accident occurred It is thought that the bar may have been struck by the wheels of the car so as to throw it back into the car with the force it did. Another theory is that Byer grabbed for the bar as it struck the ground and involuntarily directed the rebound toward him, at the same time, falling from the car himself. The crew was using an old type of motor car which had no provision for placing tools on it.
     Byer is survived by his wife and two children Woodrow and Beulah, who lived with him in Maple Shade. He was a son in law of John Walters, also of Maple Shade.

[Note: Buried in Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis Township. From tombstone b. 1886 d. 1929]

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Date Not Listed
Gallipolis, Ohio
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Byer, Elba

Funeral of Railroad Worker Held Monday
     Funeral services for the late Elba Byer, who died Thursday night from injuries received while working on the Hocking Valley railroad, were held from his late home in East Gallipolis Monday at 3:30 under Masonic auspices.
Rev. A. H. Beardsley read the service. Burial was in Pine Street cemetery in charge of Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 22, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

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