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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-Ward   Ware-Wau   We-Wilh   Will-Win   Wis-Wy   X   Y   Z

Fairchild, Nannette

     Died, in this city, on Sunday last, Mrs. Nannette Fairchild, in the 78th year of her age. Mrs. Fairchild came to this country with the French emigrants who settled this place, in 1790, and is the last survivor but one, of that entire emigration.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 10, 1867
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughe


Farley, Belva

     Belva Mae Farley, 74, of New Haven and formerly of Point Pleasant, died early Tuesday morning in the Holzer Medical Center. She was born in Mason on Feb. 16, 1908 and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret M. Elias.
     She is survived by her husband, Jehu H. Farley, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Lona) Howard of New Haven; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two step-daughters, Patricia Banks of Columbus and Ruth Gilkey of Florida; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Burris and Mrs. Maxine Grimm, both of New Haven and Mrs. Emogene Crow of Mason; and several step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.
     She was a member of the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church and attended the St. Paul Lutheran Church of New Haven
     Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, with the Rev. George Weirick officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Tribune
March 2, 1982
Transcribed by J. Farley


Farris, James

Rev. J. Farris, 84, Passes At Bidwell Home
Funeral Services Will Be Held At Mt. Carmel Church At 2 Saturday
     Rev. James Farris, widely known and highly esteemed colored minister of Bidwell, died at his home at 8:45 o’clock Wednesday morning, after a long illness, part of which was spent in Holzer Hospital. He was born at Bedford, Va., on Sept. 3, 1857, and his age was 82 yrs., 4 mos., 14 days. He was the son of Joseph Farris.
     He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church, Oak Hill, R. D., Centerpoint, and of Gallipolis Masonic Lodge. His entire life was spent in the ministry. Surviving are the widow and three children, Mrs. Ina Hutchinson, Oak Hill, R.D., Mrs. Flossie Williams, Columbus; and Charles Austin, at home; one sister, Harriett Miller, Bedford, Va., and nine grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock Saturday p.m. at Mt. Carmel Church, Bidwell, in charge of Rev. C. M Payne and under auspices of the Masonic Lodge, Gallipolis. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery by J. L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, January 18, 1940

Farris Rites
     As expected, there was a very large attendance at the rites for Rev. James Farris at Bidwell Saturday afternoon. There were remarks by Rev. B. R. Smith and Rev. R. P. Jackson and Rev. C. M. Payne preached the sermon. Marvin Stewart, master of Gallipolis Masonic Lodge, took the lead in the impressive Masonic rites. The pallbearers were Masons - George Gilmore, Sr., Granville Ford, William Casey, Clarence Williams, Henry Williams, Harley Morgan. The music and singing was beautiful and impressive. Especially a solo “Ivory Palaces” by Mrs. Ethel Craddolph, Interment by J. L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 22, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Faudree, Hazel

Hazel Faudree Dies Thursday
     Hazel May Faudree died Thursday morning after a long illness. She had been cared for by her aunt, Miss Margaret Hudlin, with whom she had made her home at 651 Second Ave. She was the daughter of the late Hudson and Nancey Hudlin-Faudree and was born at Springfield, April 15, 1888. Two sisters preceded her in death, Lillian Faudree and Clara Neal, and one brother Hudson Faudree. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.
     Services will be held at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon by Rev. L. H. Stebbins at the Wetherholt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the Wetherholt Funeral Home Saturday evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 27, 1954
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Faudree, Lillian Margaret

Lillian M. Faudree Died 5:45 P.M. Wednesday At Holzer Hospital
Funeral Services Will Be Held At 1 P.M. Sunday
     Miss Lillian Margaret Faudree, known and esteemed throughout the county as a saleswoman here, died at 5:45 last evening at the Holzer Hospital. She and her sister, Miss Hazel and aunt, Miss Margaret Hudlin, had long lived on Second below Spruce.
     Miss Faudree suffered a stroke on Monday, Feb. 25, At the Gallipolis Department Store, where she was employed. Shortly before that she had returned to her work after having been off duty because of a serious illness. After being stricken, she was apparently unconscious for several days and remained speechless.
     For many years Miss Faudree was a clerical employee of Miss Nan Deardorff and soon after the latter quit business, Miss Faudree joined the staff of the department store.
     Miss Faudree was born in Springfield, Ohio, a daughter of the late Hudson and Nancy Ann Hudlin Faudree, but all her years, except her early childhood were spent here. And her genial nature, her loyalty to her employers and her kindness to those with whom she dealt endeared her to thousands of residents of this area.
     She is survived by a sister and an aunt, in addition to those named and a brother: Mrs. George (Clara) Neal of Belleville, Richland County, Ohio; Mrs. Helen McConnell of Springfield and Hudson Faudree, Cincinnati.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home of G.J. Wetherholt & Sons, with Rev. Theodore Valenti in charge. Burial in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening.

[Note: born Feb. 14, 1885. The cemetery entry lists the death date as 3/6/1946 which is probably a misprint.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 7, 1945
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Faulkner, Mary Elizabeth [Daniels]

Death of Mrs. Henry Faulkner

     Mrs. Henry Faulkner, aged 84, of 856 Second Avenue, is dead at her home following an illness of three months. About three months ago she broke her hip and complications following caused her death. She is survived by one son, Richard, of this city and her husband. Mrs. Faulkner was born in Jefferson County.
     The funeral will be at the home Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial under direction of Hayward will follow at Pine Street Cemetery.

[Note; Death Certificate..Mary Elizabeth Faulkner born 1839; died Jan. 23, 1923; aged 84. Parents: Jessie Daniels and ? Mayhorn.]

Galliipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1923
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Fee, Charles Lewis

Death of Charles L. Fee
     Word was received here this (Friday) morning, Oct. 19, 1923, of the death of Charles Lewis Fee, son of the late A. L. Fee and Mrs. Hannah Fee, at Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was single and 31 years of age. He is survived by his mother and three sisters; Ollie Fee, Mrs. J. Warren Miller and Mrs. Charles Robinson. Burial will be at Mound Hill as soon as the body arrives here.
     Mrs. Fee, his mother, has been with him in New Mexico since they left here about two months ago, and will return with the remains. Charles Fee, who was popularly known as “Cricket” among his friends has been in failing health for a number of months. He was at the federal military hospital at Denver for several months, but came home in the spring and spent several weeks with his mother.
     He enlisted in the United States Army at Columbus December 12, 1917 and went to Camp Grant, Ill. Shortly afterwards he went to Kelley Field, Texas, where he entered the air service. On June 29, 1918, he sailed for France and served with the 24th Balloon Company with the 3rd Army Corps. He spent fourteen months overseas in France and Germany. He returned to this country on August 1st, 1919 and was discharged at Camp Sherman on August 12, 1919.
     Mr. Fee’s death was not entirely unexpected, but it comes as a shock to those who saw him here during the summer. He was one of the most popular young men in the city and his friends and his mother’s friends sympathize with members of their family whose hearts have been filled with grief so frequently during recent months.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, October 19, 1923
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                       Top of Page


Fee, Dart

Scion Of Gallia Family Is Dead
     Dart Fee, a scion of an old Gallipolis family died in New Orleans, La., Tuesday. His death followed an illness of several years. He was the son of the late Jess Fee, and he is survived by his mother, Carrie Brown Fee. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances and Ann.
      Fee was born in New Richmond, Ohio, and had lived most of his life in New Orleans. He was the grandson of the late Capt. and Mrs. Miles H. Brown, and the Brown home in Gallipolis was at 633 Second Ave. His mother’s name was given to one of the Brown Line boats, the Carrie Brown, which burned to the water’s edge back of the old Riverview hotel. For many years it was the daily packet to Huntington.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the P. G. McMahon Funeral home and burial will be in New Orleans. Word of his death came to Miss Julia Donally, a Gallipolis relative.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, May 28, 1958
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Fee, Jacob

     Mr. Jacob Fee, a highly esteemed resident of Bidwell, died Sunday morning, December 4, 1898. He was about 67 years of age, and had been ill for several months with congestion of the lungs. He leaves a wife, on son and two daughters.

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 10, 1898
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Feilure, Osa [Sheets]

Obituary
     Osa Sheets Feilure, daughter of the late Rev. Ira J. Sheets and Martha Sheers was born June 4, 1876, departed this life July 18, 1940, aged 64 years, 1 month and 14 days.
     She was united in marriage to Henry L. Feilure, May 23, 1898. To this union the following children were born: Clay, Lee and Stanley of Gallipolis R. R.; Ira, at home; Omar C. Feilure, the first born, died at the age of 10 months. Alta Feilure Houck, the only daughter died several years ago.
     Osa was converted at the age of 12 years at Silome Baptist church near her childhood home. She was a devoted and faithful member of that church until she moved to this county when Northup church was organized she assisted in every way she could and was one of the charter members. She loved the church and was always happy in the service of her Lord. She was deeply and sincerely devoted to her church, her home, her children and grandchildren and was a sympathetic neighbor and friend. The family wheel again is broken. Another spoke from the wheel has gone. We have lost one dear Mother. She has gone from her dear ones, her husband, her children, her grandchildren, whom she willingly toiled for and loved as her life. We will miss our dear mother. There will be a vacant chair. We will miss your loving presence, we will miss you everywhere. But we will think of you in Heaven, with our loved ones gone before, where there is no pain, no heart aches. Jesus help us to be faithful so that when live sands are run, we will meet our darling mother, clasp again those toil-worn hands, and forever live with Jesus in that bright and happy land, where there will be no more sorrow. God will wipe away all tears. There will be no pain, no death. We will think of you there dear mother, in a mansion bright and fair, And we know you will be waiting Mother, free from all sorrow, pain and care. Yes, watching and waiting for your loved ones who are so sad and lonely without you here.

[Note: Buried in Centenary cemetery]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                        Top of Page


Fellure, Howard W.

     Howard W. Fellure, 88, Bidwell, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1997, at his residence. Born Nov. 9, 1908 in Gallia County, son of the late Clyde Cecil and Nora Sheets Fellure, he was a farmer, a former Green Township trustee, and a retired state employee. He was a member of the Northup Baptist Church.
     Surviving are his wife, Anna Belle Bradberry Ball Fellure; two daughters, Janet (Ray) Hughes and Ann Louise Fellure, both of Gallipolis; a son, Bill (Ruth Ann) Fellure of Gallipolis; a stepson, Bob (Judy) Ball of Gallipolis; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-grandchild; and a sister, Hillard Gee of Grove City. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Northup Fellure; a daughter, Patricia Mink; a granddaughter; and two brothers, Homer Fellure and Heber Fellure.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Arland King and the Rev. Eugene Harmon officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 21, 1997
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fellure, Irvin L.

     Irvin L. Fellure, 87, of Eureka Star Route, Gallipolis, Ohio, died Friday at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. Survivors include two sons Harry Lee Fellure and Russell Fellure, both of Gallipolis; three daughters Bernice Stower, Lillie Haner, both of Gallipolis and Florence Shelton of Springfield, Ohio. Funeral 1 p.m. Monday at Willis Funeral Home; burial in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Note: Died May 28, 1988
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Fellure, Jesse

     Jesse Fellure was born June 5, 1850, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Otis Sheets, May 7 1930, aged 79 years, 11 months and one day. He was united in marriage to Tennessee Johnson, October 30, 1873, who preceded him in death by five years. To this union 15 children were born, five of whom (Granville, Ona, Leslie, Minnie, Alsena) preceded him to the Great Beyond. Those living are Henry, Herman, Clyde, Stanton, Mrs. Gusta Sheets, Mrs. Stanley Niday and Mrs. Ed Evans, all of Gallipolis, William of Mt. Sterling, O., Mrs. Butler Bevan, Crown City, O., and Mrs. Otis Sheets, Bladen.
     He leaves beside his children, 35 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one brother (Joshua) of Indiana, together with a host of other relatives and friends to mourn their loss, and may they all realize their loss is Heaven’s gain. We believe his soul is resting in the home Jesus said, “I go to prepare.”
He professed a hope in Christ early in life, joined Siloam Baptist church, afterward moving out of the community near Siloam, going into the neighborhood of Northup, after which the Northup Baptist church was organized and he went into the church as one of the charter members, and remained so until death. He was very quiet in his Christian life, but lived true to the profession he had made and has left the evidence that he belonged to God.
     He had many friends who will miss him in their pleasant conversations. We realize the children will miss his counsel, his place in their home will be vacant, but may they say, “Jesus doeth all things well,” and make the preparation to meet father with all the loved ones gone before.

Some day the sun of life shall set,
and we shall fall asleep,
And leaving all that we hold dear
will find the silence deep.
That mystery which still unsolved,
God and his angels know,
And those who walk by crystal streams,
where heavenly breezes blow,
Where grief nor sorrow never come,
nor trouble billows sweep,
Some day the Reaper will appear
and we shall fall asleep.
Some day the cares of life will cease
and we shall fall asleep,
And passing from you, we shall see
afar the golden street,
And sainted forms of those who dwell
upon the other shore,
Behold the loved ones, who from us
awhile have gone before,
Where soft and cooling pathways lie,
where none shall never weep.
Some day the hour for us will come,
and we shall fall asleep.

Some day our work will all be done,
and we shall fall asleep,
But oh, what joy to know that we
shall wake to never weep.
For where we go, we know that He
has promised perfect rest,
And peace for every aching heart,
every troubled breast;
And love more lasting than our own,
He’ll give to us to keep
When all our burdens are laid down
and we shall fall asleep.

Card of Thanks—We wish to thank our friends and relatives for the kindnesses during the sickness and death of our dear father; the minister, Rev. J. J. Sheets, for his consoling words and the choir for their impressive music, to those who gave flowers and to Undertaker Tope for his efficient service. The Children

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 22, 1930                                                                                     


Fellure, Jessie

Aged Resident Passes
     Jessie Fellure, aged 79, died at the home of Mrs. Otis Sheets near Mercerville, Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
     The deceased is survived by ten children and one brother. Four sons, Henry, Herman, Clyde and Stanton reside in Gallipolis together with two daughters, Mrs. Lena Niday and Mrs. Dona Evans. Others are William of Mt. Sterling, Mrs. Gusta Sheets of Bladen, Mrs. Fulma Evans, Crown City, and Mrs. Vesta Sheets, Bladen.
     Funeral services will be conducted at Siloam church Friday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Ira Sheets with burial by A. E. Tope following in the Fellure family cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 8, 1930
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Fellure, Mary

Mrs. Thomas Fellure Dies Saturday Morning
Native of Gallia County Was Descendant of Ann Bailey
     Mrs Thomas Fellure, aged 78, passed away early Saturday morning at her home on Garfield Avenue, after a long illness. Mrs. Fellure, who before her marriage was Mary Northup, is a direct descendant of Ann Bailey. She was a member of the D.A.R. and the Presbyterian Church. Her husband is her only surviving relative.
Mr. Fellure, who is a Civil War Veteran, has been in feeble health for some time.
     Funeral arrangements, which are in charge of George J. Wetherholt and Sons, will be announced later.

[Note: Death Certificate..Mary Margaret Fellure born 1851 in Gallia County; died March 2, 1929 in Gallipolis. She was the daughter of John S. Northup and Jane Anne Trotter. Cause of Death..Valvular Disease of Heart.. Burial Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis Township. Wife of Thomas Fellure born July 19, 1846; died Oct. 27, 1929 in Gallipolis; aged 83 years 3 months and 8 days. Parents..Nicholas Fellure and Sarah Autill]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, March 2, 1929
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Fellure, Tennessee

Death Of Mrs. Jesse Fellure
     Mrs. Jesse Fellure of Northup died early Sunday morning at her home. Mrs. Fellure was over 70 years of age and the mother of 15 children, ten of whom are living. Up until about 15 years ago Mrs. Fellure lived at Mercerville. Cancer was the cause of her death. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 10:00 o'clock with burial at the Fellure Cemetery.

[Note: Death Certificate...born June 5, 1856; died Oct. 4,1925; 68 years 3 months and 27 days of age. Parents: William Johnson and Susan Bocox.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 5, 1925
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Fellure, Vilona Elizabeth [Sheets]

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Vilona Elizabeth Fellure, 94, of 505 Fourth Ave., Gallipolis, died Friday evening at Holzer Medical Center. She had been ill for the past year, becoming seriously ill the past two weeks. She was born in Gallia County, a daughter of Brice H. and Sarah S. Sanders Sheets. She was the last of her immediate family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gallipolis.
     Survivors include two sons, Ervin Fellure of Eureka Star Route and Garrett Fellure of Northup; six daughters, Miss Hazel Fellure of Vinton, Mrs. Ervin (Edith) Saunders and Mrs. Fritz (Lilly) Stover, both of Gallipolis, Mrs. Virgie Houck of Vinton, Mrs. Fred (Naomi) Beman of Thurman, and Mrs. Thomas (Erma) West of Lancaster; 22 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvie Fellure; a daughter, Jewell Rice, six brothers and six sisters, seven half-brothers and sisters and four grandchildren.
      Services will be Monday, 2 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. Wilson Wahl officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Lawn Cemetery in Mercerville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

Athens Sunday Messenger
January 4, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Feltman, Nelle May [Butler]

Mrs. Feltman Dead At 80
     Mrs. Nelle Feltman, 80, widow of the late Dr. Colby Feltman of Vinton, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday in White Cross hospital in Columbus. She was a member of a pioneer famiy of Vinton and had spent her entire lifetime in that community until ill health forced her to go to Columbus to be near relatives. She was bon in Vinton on Dec. 1, 1877, the daughter of the late William F. and Ann Kerr Butler. She met and married Dr. Feltman, who practiced dentistry in the village until his death on Aug. 31, 1955.
     She is survived by a sister Mrs. Ed (Maggie) Hamilton of Columbus and two nephews, Dr. John W. Butler, Wellston dentist, and Dr. Walter Hamilton, Columbus physician. Her late brother, Kerr Butler, was a Vinton funeral director.
     Mrs. Feltman was a charter member of the Ladies auxiliary of the Vinton Baptist church and served as its treasurer for many years.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the McCoy Funeral home. Rev. Gerald Brown will officiate, and burial will follow in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday and on Friday until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
17 September, 1958
Transcribed by Claudia Melin


Ferguson, Harper

Harper Ferguson Dead
     Harper Ferguson, 67, for many years a well known baker of this city, died at his home here Thursday afternoon following illness of many years’ duration. He was born at Buffalo, W. Va. Mr. Ferguson is survived by his wife, sons, James, Fred, and George; and daughters Mrs. Harry Wolf of Pittsburgh and Florence of this city. The funeral was held at his late home on Third avenue by Rev. A. J. Wilder of the Episcopal church, of which the deceased was a member, the interment following in Pine street cemetery.

Gallia Times
Wednesday, May 16, 1917
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Ferguson, Howard M.

     Howard Michael (Howie) Ferguson, 27, Cheshire, died Sunday at Holzer Medical Center. Born in Gallipolis on May 20, 1961, he was a son of James and Joann Nobles Ferguson of Deltona, Fla. He was employed as a carpenter.
     Surviving besides his parents are his wife, Cheryl Lynn Barrett Ferguson; two stepchildren, Michael Paul Clark and Patricia Lee Clark; both at home; a brother James Earl Ferguson, Altamonte Springs, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Russell (Jenny Jo) Starcher and JoCinda Kay Ferguson, both of Deltona; a grandfather, Charles Ferguson, West Columbia, W. Va.; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death was his grandfather, Howard Nobels.
     Services will be held at noon Thursday at the Rawlings-Coats-Blower Funeral Home in Middleport with the Rev. Ralph Butcher officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Tribune
November 1988
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                  Top of Page


Ferguson, Milton G.

M. G. Ferguson Dies Monday
     Milton G. Ferguson, 71, Rt. 2 Vinton, died in Holzer Hospital at 9 p.m. Monday. He had been a medical patient at the hospital for some days and had been in declining health for some time.
     Mr. Ferguson was a native of Ashland, Ky., but had been a resident of Gallia County for the past 17 years. At Ashland he had been an employe of the C & O Railway and after removing to this county, he was employed at the Gallipolis State Institute for a number of years.
     He was born Aug. 26, 1883, the son of the late Milton C. and Anna Gleim, at Ashland. On April 19, 1922, he was united in marriage to Martha Mae Barcus of Gallipolis, who survives. Other survivors are a son, Elba Ferguson, Ludlow, Ky., by a former marriage, and three step-daughters, Mrs. Gladys Halley, Gallipolis, Mrs. Celestine Snyder, Leesburg, Fla., and Mrs. Parthena Newman, Vinton.
     Funeral services will be held at the McCoy Funeral Home, Vinton, at 10 a.m., Thursday, Rev. M. T. Williams, Addison, will officiate and burial will take place in the Ashland, Ky. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday and until the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, May 24, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Ferguson, Terry Arland

Mr. Ferguson Dies Suddenly On Tuesday
     Terry Arland Ferguson, 82, Patriot Star Route (Rt. 141) died suddenly at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday when enroute to the home of a friend near Cora. Mr. Ferguson had been in failing health for three years. A retired farmer, he was born on Oct. 18, 1884, in Cabell County, W. Va., son of the late Jack and Margaret Cremeans Ferguson.
     Surviving are his wife, Josie Bryant Ferguson and one daughter, Mrs. Elmer (Pauline) Dillon, Barboursville, W. Va., along with five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister survive: Ostie Ferguson, Rio Grande, and O. E. Ferguson and Mrs. Bertha Warden, of Barboursville. Mr. Ferguson had resided on Rt. 141 for three years.
     Services will be conducted on Friday at 2 p.m. at the Wallace Funeral Home in Barboursville with burial in White Chapel Cemetery near Milton. The body will be taken to the Wallace Funeral Home by Waugh-Halley-Wood where friends may call anytime.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 7, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Fernchild, Fritz

     Fritz Fernchild, the well known tailor who worked so long for Gentry, died in the Soldiers’ Home at Dayton some six weeks ago. He was born in Germany, married there and his wife died there. Fritz was 65 years of age and a member of the G. A. R. Post here. He served in the Army both here and in Germany. He is said to have died of asthma.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, August 4, 1905
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Ferrard, Peter L.

     Died, on the 8th inst., Mr. Peter L. Ferrard, aged 37 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
May 15 1851
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Fesler, Millie C. [Mauck]

Middleport Republican
Mrs. Frank N. Fesler
     Mrs. Millie C. Fesler, wife of Mr. Frank N. Fesler, died at the residence of Mr. Thomas Fesler, just below Middleport, on the 5th inst at 6:30 p.m. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Adaline R. Mauck of Cheshire, at which place she was born, November 16, 1850.  Several years ago she contracted a severe cold, which terminated in consumption. One year ago last March, she, with her family, went to Aiken, South Carolina, hoping benefit in change of climate. She improved in health until August following, when, at the time of the earthquakes in that State, her nervous system received such a severe shock that she was not able to overcome the steady decline which then took place, and a few weeks ago she expressed a wish to come home, and although in feeble health, she was spared to reach the desired haven, and among kind friends and relatives, was permitted to spend the few remaining weeks of her life. She passed away so quietly-so silently, that, but for the watchful care of friends at every moment, her spirit might have gone hence without notice.  She was a faithful wife, devoted mother, loving daughter, and true sister.
     About twenty years ago she united with the Free Baptist Church of Cheshire, during the pastorate of Rev. O E Baker, and was a member of the church at the time of her death.  Funeral services in Cheshire, Sunday, by Rev T H Drake, assisted by Rev J M Davis. For the pleasing and appropriate music by Middleport friends, the beautiful flora offerings, and the tender, loving sympathy of a great number of relatives and friends, the husband, children and near relatives are very grateful.

[Note: Buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire Twp.]

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, May 10, 1887
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Fierbaugh, Cora [Rose]

Mrs. Nace Firebaugh [Fierbaugh] Died Late Saturday
     Mrs. Cora Rose Fierbaugh, wife of Nace Fierbaugh, died last night at their home below Northup. She had been ill a long time from cancer and her condition had seemed hopeless for months. She was 50 years old. Funeral services will be conducted at Macedonia by Rev. Earl Cremeens at 1:30 Tuesday. Burial in Harrington Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt and Sons.
     Mrs. Fierbaugh is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. Mary Rose, widow of John Rose, living on the Neighborhood road near the City and these nine children: Lawrence, Herman, Dorothy, Lucille, Mary, Helen, Eunice, at home; Mrs. Ray Richards, Coachella, Calif., and Mrs. Joseph Rhodes, Bethesda. The surviving brothers and sisters are Howard, Clarence and Carl, Gallipolis; Wilbur and Charles, Erie, Pa.; Frank Rose, Mrs. Nettie Pidock and Mrs. Clara Page, Columbus, and Mrs. Frances Cottrell, Garfield Ave.
     All her life, except six years at Iona, Minn., was spent in this county.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 6, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fierbaugh, Savannah

Death at Yellowtown
     Mrs. Savannah Fierbaugh, wife of John Fierbaugh, died at her home at Yellowtown Monday night, Dec. 9, 1918, after a lengthy illness of dropsy. She was a good woman loved by many friends. She is survived by her husband, two sons and three daughters, two sisters and one brother, Peru Harrington.
     The funeral will be conducted from the Yellowtown Church of which she was a member, at 10 a.m. Thursday, interment to follow at the Harrington family cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger. Rev. John Porter will conduct the funeral service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Fife, Bessie

Bessie Fife of Cheshire dies
     Mrs. Bessie Garnett Fife, 81, Cheshire, Rt. 1, died Wednesday morning. Mrs. Fife was born Aug. 9, 1891, in Cheshire Township, the daughter of the late Asbury and Elizabeth Winegar Hood. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Albert Ross Fife, in 1963, one brother and four sisters. Mrs. Fife was a member of the Silver Run Freewill Baptist Church.
     She is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Guy (Margaret) Priddy, Rutland; Mrs. Kenneth (Marie) Ralph, Cheshire; Mrs. John (Dorothy) Veith; Cheshire; Mrs. Carrol (Evelyn) Matthews, Cheshire; Mrs. Delbert (Kathryn) Russell,Mason; Mrs. Grant (Emagine) Russell, Williamsburg, Pa. and Mrs. Franklin (Doris) Cook, Pt. Pleasant; five sons, Albert Raymond Fife, Cheshire; Roscoe Fife, Middleport and Clarence Fife, Pomeroy; a sister, Mrs. Mina Amos, Rodney; 52 grandchildren, 92 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
     Funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Silver Run Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. Andrew Parsons and Noe Herrman officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call at Rawlings Funeral Home Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday until 12:30 p.m.

The Daily Sentinel
March 30, 1973
Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason


Fife, David W.

     David W. Fife, 57, Crown City, died Thursday, July 10, 1997, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, W Va. The son of the late Arthur and Cora Mae Bailes Fife, he was a retired carpenter and had worked for over 20 years for the Carter & Evans Construction Co. Surviving are a daughter, Kim (Todd) Wooten of Bidwell; a son, Mike (Cristi) Fife of Gallipolis; and three grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by two brothers.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in the Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 11, 1997
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fillinger, Alonzo M.

Man Found Dead in Bed
     Alonzo (Lonnie) Fillinger, 78, was found dead in bed at his home just below Mercerville late Friday forenoon.  So far as known he had been as well as usual when he retired and his failure to arise at the usual hour caused no concern for several hours, or until Mrs. Fillinger called him and he did not respond.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mercerville Baptist Church, with Rev. Charles Lusher in charge.  Burial there by C.R. Halley
     Mr. Fillinger was a native and lifelong resident of Guyan Twp.  He was born July 21, 1869, a son of Jonathan and Frances Wilcox Fillinger.
     Surviving, besides his wife are two sons, Perry of Crown City and Carl of Columbus; five daughters, Mrs. Buell Swain of Mercerville, Mrs. Therl Jones of Radnor, Mrs. Ace Thomas and Mrs. Fern Masely, both of Columbus, and Mrs. John Conelly of Gallipolis; two brothers, William Fillinger of Bidwell and Whitt of Crown City; three sisters, Mrs. Ed Church of Crown City, Mrs. Henry Bockman of Dayton and Mrs. Fred Suiter of Huntington.

Gallipolis paper
Date Sept. 1947
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith


Fillinger, Alonzo M.

     In memory of A.M. Fillinger. As David said, "There is but a step between me and death" has again become a reality to us.
     On Friday morning as loved ones were beginning the toils of another day, they were shocked to find the Death Angel had come during the night and closed the eyes of their companion and father, A.M. Fillinger.
     Mr. Fillinger was born July 21, 1869 departed this life September 5, 1947, being 78 years, one month and fourteen days.
     On September 10, 1892, he was united in marriage with Rosetta Beaver.  They trod life's pathway for 55 years. To this union were born eleven children; four preceded him in death, Weithy, Retha, Ina and Clarence who died in infancy.  The living are: Perry of Crown City, Gertie of Mercerville, Audrey of Gallipolis, Zenia, Fern and Carl of Columbus, and Belva of Radnor, Ohio.  He leaves three sisters, Pearl of Dayton, Ohio, Mary of Huntington, W.Va. and Betty of Crown City.  Two brothers, Whitt of Bladen and William of Gallipolis, 24 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
     Mr. Fillinger spent most of his entire life in this community, being widely known, a man of a quiet disposition and a good neighbor.
     As we look back over the last few years we remember Mr. Fillinger becoming interested in the things of God to the extent that he attended Church services regularly.  So today as we look upon his lifeless body we can only say, "God doeth all things well." and leave him in the hands of a just and loving God.

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

Gallipolis paper
Date: Sept. 1947
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                     Top of Page


Fillinger, Carnie

     GALLIPOLIS - Carnie A. Fillinger, 57, of Kerr Trailer Court, Garfield Avenue, was found dead in his trailer Saturday morning. City police reported that the trailer was full of gas fumes. Neighbors detected the fumes and notified city police at 7 a.m. Dr. Donald Warehime, Gallia County coroner, has not given a ruling a yet to the cause of death.
     Mr. Fillinger was a farmer until a few months ago. He was never married. Born in Clay Township, he was the son of the late Roscoe and Minnie Thornton Fillinger. Surviving are a brother, Garrett of Painesville, four sisters, Mrs. James (Carmie) Bodi, Painesville, Mrs. Kenneth (May) Lane, Gallipolis, Mrs. Harold (Virginia) Brumfield, Crown City and Mrs. Lorene (Wilma) Hakes, Anhurst, a sister preceded him in death.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced by Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

Athens Sunday Messenger
February 18, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fillinger, Clyde Lawrence

Clyde Fillinger Dies In Hospital
     Clyde Lawrence Fillinger, 41, Bidwell, died at Holzer Hospital shortly before midnight Tuesday. Fillinger had been in ill health for about four months. The son of Willie Clarence Fillinger and the late Mary Jane Wells Fillinger, decedent was born in Guyan Twp. Aug. 21, 1912.
     He was not married and is survived by his father and five brothers, and five sisters, who are Lewis, Paul, Clarence and Homer, all of Monaca, Pa.; Curtis of Barberton; Mrs. (Francis) William McCormick, Huntington; Mrs. (Helen) William Ohse, Rochester, Pa.; Miss Mable, Huntington; Mrs. (Myrtie) Elmer Gardner, Gallipolis; and Miss Betty, Gallipolis.
     Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is at the C. R. Halley Funeral Home, Mercerville.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 7, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fillinger, Freddie Allen

Fillinger Infant
     GALLIPOLIS - Freddie Allen Fillinger, who would have been three months old March 23, was found dead early Friday morning in his crib at the home of his parents, Freddie and Rhonda K. Richie Fillinger, 400-½ Second Ave. He had recently had pneumonia.
     In addition to his parents, other survivors include: Mrs. Sadie Richie, Gallipolis, maternal grandmother; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Fillinger, Gallipolis Route 2, paternal grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. Terry Fillinger, Crown City Route 1, paternal great-grandparents; and Fred Kerns, Gallipolis Route 2, the paternal great-great-grandparents.
     Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Miller funeral home by the Rev. Bruce Unroe. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery.

Athens Sunday Messenger
March 21, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fillinger, Mary Frances [Wilcoxen]

J. Fillinger's Widow Passes
Aged 89 Years
Has 111 Descendants and other Kinfolk - Rites at Dickey Church 2
[pm] Sunday
     Mrs. Mary Frances Fillinger, who spent nearly all her 93 yrs in and around Crown City, died at 5:40 last evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mary Suiter, 2910 Fourth Ave., Huntington. She had been in feeble health a long time. She left Crown City, 9 mos. ago to live with Mrs. Suiter.
     Decedent was the widow of Jonathan Fillinger, who will be remembered as a raiser and buyer of burley, and her maiden name was Wilcoxen.
     Two daughters, besides the one named, and three sons survive: Mrs. E. A. Church, Lonnie and R. W. Fillinger, all of Crown City; W. C. Fillinger, Bidwell, R. D.; Mrs. Henry Beckner, Dayton; also 50 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren and many other relatives in this county and its borders.
     Funeral services will be held at Dickey Church on Lincoln Ridge at 1 o'clock Sun. afternoon. Burial there beside her husband by Fisher, at whose funeral home the body is now.

[Note: Parents were Henry H. Wilcoxen and Nancy A. Leggett.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan. 15, 1938, front page
Transcribed by Judy Free                                                                             


Fillinger, Mary Frances Wilcoxen

Mary Frances Fillinger
     Mary Frances Wilcoxen Fillinger, died January 14, 1938, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Suiter in Huntington, W. Va. She was born Feb 4, 1844, and was 93 years, 1 month and 10 days old at the time of her death. She was the daughter of Henry Wilcoxen and Nancy Legget Wilcoxen, and was united in marriage to Jonathan Lewis Fillinger Oct. 1, 1868. To their union were born eleven children of whom six survive: A. M. Fillinger, R. W. Fillinger and Mrs. E. A. Church of Crown City, Ohio; W. C. Fillinger of Gallipolis, Ohio; Mrs. Henry Boeckman of Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Fred Suiter of Huntington, W. Va., with whom she made her home. She is also survived by 45 grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews and numerous friends.

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me;
And may there be no moaning of farewell
When I put out to sea.

Card of Thanks
     We desire to extend our sincere thanks to all our neighbors for their assistance in the illness and death of our dear mother; for the floral offerings, to those who offered cars, to Rev. Ira Sheets for his consoling words, to the three girls for the beautiful songs and to Mr. Fisher of Fisher Funeral Home for his efficient service. The Children.

[Note: Buried at Dickey Chapel in Harrison tp.]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                        Top of Page


Fillinger, Minnie Alice

Fillinger Rites Set Saturday
     Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Alice Fillinger, 69, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Mercerville Baptist Church, the Rev. Oma Williams officiating and burial will be made by C. R. Halley in Bethlehem Cemetery on Rocky Fork.
     The body will be at home after 4 p.m. today, and friends may call there until the funeral hour.
Mrs. Fillinger died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Mary) Lane, Swan Creek, after a long illness. She was born March 4, 1881, in Guyan Twp. to Thomas and Tennessee Sheets Thornton.
     Her husband, Roscoe (Whit) Fillinger, survives along with three daughters and two sons: Mrs. Carmie Bodi, Painesville; Mrs. Virginia Brumfield, Crown City; Mrs. Wilmuth Haskins, Amhert, O.; Garrett Fillinger, Painesville and Carnie Fillinger, Crown City. Three brothers and a sister also survive: Wood, Cecil and Stanley Thornton, Crown City, and Mrs. Effie Rucker, Bidwell.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, January 20, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fillinger, Peachie [Prose]

OBITUARY
"Silently one by one
In the infinite meadows of Heaven,
Blossomed the lovely stars
The for-get-me nots of the Angels."

     Thus it was as the festive Yule-tide season approached with its bleak cold wintry blasts turning our would be beautiful landscape into a cold dismal picture that we are again reminded, that "Life is but a vapor that appeareth for a time and then vanishes away." This time death having visited our community
and called from our midst a kind and devoted Mother, neighbor, and friend.
     Peachie Louise Prose Fillinger was the daughter of John Franklin and Margaret Wickline Prose. She was born in Perry Township near Cadmus, Ohio April 25, 1889 and departed this life at the Holzer Hospital December 23, 1951 at the age of 62 years, 7 months and 28 days.
     She leaves to mourn their loss one daugher--Mrs. Kathleen Durst of Bidwell, Ohio and one son Holland at home; a granddaughter, Mrs. Dorothy Wentzell of Letart, West Virginia whom she reared from childhood; also five other grandchildren, one great grandson and one sister, Mrs. Lillie Wickline of Ray, Ohio, and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Herman Fillinger, one daughter, Mrs. Ruby Thompson, and one sister, Pansy, who died at an early age.
     She was a member of the Patriot Grange and also a member of the Spanish American War Veterans Auxiliary #88. To these organizations she was a faithful member and her absence there will bring sadness to all. Her children will ever honor and cherish her memory for her love and watchful care tendered them through infancy and her devotion to them on through the years. She loved her children and grandchildren ever more than her own life and never counted any labor or sacrifice too great to make in their behalf. Her affections and interests were not limited to her family circle but her sympathies were wide and when sorrow entered other homes she was ever reeady as an angel of mercy to help lighten their burden.

[Note: Buried Salem Baptist Cemetery]

Gallipolis paper
1951
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page


Fillinger, Virgil E.

     Virgil E. Fillinger, 70, of 970 Mudsoc Rd., Patriot, died Monday, Sept. 10, 1990 at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Pt. Pleasant, W. Va. He was born Dec. 18, 1919 in Gallia County, son of the late Ferry and Emily Sanders Fillinger.
     He is survived by his wife, Wanda Grube Fillinger of Patriot, whom he married June 9, 1972 in Columbus. Also surviving are three sons, David A. Fillinger of Rt. 2, Bidwell, Freddie E. and Johnnie R. Fillinger, both of Gallipolis; three step-daughters, Mrs. Tim (Renee) Weaver of Gallipolis, Mrs. Sonya Williams of Mt. Sterling and Mrs. Don (Tonya) Elliott of Patriot; one step-son, Marty Williams of Gallipolis; four brothers, Edward Fillinger of Orient, Russell Fillinger of Northup, Ferry Fillinger, Jr., of Columbus and Floyd Fillinger of Gallipolis; five sisters, Mrs. Paul (Frances) VanPelt and Mrs. James (Viola) Slone, both of Gallipolis, Mrs. Eugene (Janie) Gladman of Columbus, Mrs. Glenn (Bonnie) Rose of Worthington, and Mrs. Helen Brown of Athens; two grandchildren; and five step-grand-children. He was preceded in death by one sister, Roslea Cornell.
     Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday at Willis Funeral Home with the Revs. Keith Adkins and Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in Neal Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Pallbearers will be Richard Neal, Glenn Grube, James Hively, David Walters, Jerry Fillinger and Ray Fillinger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, September 11, 1990
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fillmore, Anna

     DIED - in Porter, Gallia county, Ohio, Sept. 1st, 1864, Anna, wife of Aden Fillmore in her 83d year. She was born in Connecticut, and united in marriage to her now bereaved husband, Sept. 6th, 1801. They came to Ohio, and settled in Gallia county, where she ended her Christian journey. [ . . . ] She had eleven children. Three were taken to the sun bright throne in childhood, and others all lived to have families [ . . . ] her grandchildren have numbered 57. great-grandchildren, 32, great, great, grandchildren, one [ . . . ] A. B. M.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 27, 1864
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                Top of Page


Finley, Alexander F.

     Alexander F. Finley, son of Thomas and Sarah Jane Finley, was born October 9, 1847, and departed this life on September 29, 1920, aged 72 years, 11 months and 20 days. He was united in marriage to Mary Margaret Denney December 26, 1866. To this union 11 children were born. His wife and four children preceded him in death. The seven children living are John of Portsmouth, Ohio, Flora of California, Laura and Lizzie of Gallipolis, Mrs Bert Glover and Thomas Albertus of Eureka. Twenty grandchildren and two great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends are left to mourn for him who has passed to his reward. Mr. Finley was a good Christian citizen and was liked by all who knew him.

‘Tis hard to part with father,
We’re sad to see him die
But then we hope to meet him
Some sweet day, by and by.

     The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Darragh, the interment following by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

From an old clipping
1920 paper
Transcribed by Larae Schraeder


Finley, Bertie

     Bertie Finley, daughter of Matthew and Nettie Stetson Thomas was born in Clay Township, Gallia County, O., December 3, 1874, and had lived here continuously her entire life. More than thirty years ago, when a resident of Chambersburg she became a member of the Chambersburg Methodist church and was an active worker with that organization.
     On April 4, 1898, at the age of 24 she was united in marriage with John H. Finley, a farmer of this community and fondly together they had labored, and had shared the joys and sorrows of life.
To this union were born three daughter and one son, Nettie, wife of Ralph Jeffers, Edna, wife of Hugh Jeffers, and Muriel and Paul at home. There are also five grand children Joe, John and Lanice, children of their daughter Nettie, and Lee and Roberta, children of their daughter Edna. These children, and grand children together with the husband are left to mourn the loss of a devoted mother, grandmother and wife.
     Her chief pleasure was in her home where her wise advice was caught by every member of her family.
She was an unusually industrious person and worked to such purpose that she accomplished much.
Mrs. Finley was one of the class affectionately spoken of as a "home body" and there she could always be found by her friends. It was only when she was called upon to minister to some friend or member of her family that she went out, especially at late years.
     Two of her special characteristics were cheerfulness and generousity. Hearing of the good meetings that were being held in her church she desired to attend the last evening of service. It was when she was returning for this meeting, Sunday evening Feb. 7 that she received a fall which was the beginning of her fatal illness. Pleurisy developed, and because of a heart affection it was impossible for her to overcome the trouble.
     Early Saturday morning, Feb. 20 at the age of 51 years, 2 months, and 17 days, she passed suddenly into "The Sleep that that knows no waking."
     Besides her home family she leaves her mother of Gallipolis, and five sisters, and two brothers.
Several years ago she became a member of French City Council, No. 164 Daughters of America, and was a loyal member at the organization, though she was seldom in attendance at their meetings.
     In bearing this great sorrow which has come upon them, Mrs. Findley's family have so many beautiful memories to keep in mind of the love they have always given their love one, and at the tender care they were permitted to show her.

And they should find help in these
"O yes, He cares,
I know he cares;
His heart is touched with my grief;
When the days are weary,
the long nights, dreary.
I know my Savior cares."
"We shall meet this loved one gone
Some sweet day, bye and bye."

[Note: from stone Mound Hill cemetery died 1926]

Gallipolis paper
1924
Transcribed by Irene Blamer                                                                           Top of Page


Finley, Edward

     Edward Finley was born at Angola, Ohio, August 6, 1881, and departed this life March 28, 1925, aged 43 years, 7 months and 22 days. He was united in marriage to Ella Gilmore on Feb. 2, 1908, and to this union were born two daughters, one of whom is living. He was the son of John and Caroline Finley and was one of ten children. He was a member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics of Thivenir, Ohio.
      Mr. Finley was a kind and loving husband and father, and was a good neighbor and a well respected citizen. He had been afflicted for several years, and he bore his long suffering with patience until the end came.
      He is survived by his widow and daughter Marie, two brothers, John and George of Bladen, and four sisters, Eva Burnett of Columbus, Chloe Tilton of Zanesville, Elizabeth Root of Kanauga and Belle Chevalier of Gallipolis. He was preceded in death by one daughter, his father, mother, two sisters and one brother.

Only God knows how we miss you,
How empty is your place;
We miss each loving action,
And your sweet and loving face.
Though earthly ties are broken,
In life we'll meet no more,
Our thoughts are with you, Edward, dear,
On yonder distant shore.
No one knows the silent heartache
Only those who have lost can tell
Of the grief that's borne in silence
For the one we loved so well.

Gallipolis paper
March 28, 1925
Transcribed by Irene Blamer

Finley, Ed

Ed Finley Dead
     Mr. Ed Finley died at his home on Friendly Ridge Saturday, March ?? after a long and distressing illness. Funeral services were held at his late home Tuesday, with internment at Mound Hill. Mr. Finley is survived by his one daughter and many other relatives and friends.

Gallipolis paper
March
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page


Finley, Ella Belle

Ella Belle Finley Dies In Columbus, Burial Mound Hill
     Ella Belle Finley, 56, widow of Edward G. Finley, died Sunday at her home, 543 Jenkins avenue, Columbus.
     Funeral was held at 9 o'clock this morning and burial was to be made in Mound Hill cemetery early this afternoon.
     Decedent was the daughter of Shannon and Mary Harrington Gilmore and was born at Crown City. Her marriage occurred here in 1907. She is survived by her mother, a daughter, Marie Waples, a granddaughter, a sister and two brothers.

[Note: from death certificate, she was born 4 Sep 1884 and died 4 Jan 1941]

Gallipolis newspaper
January 1941
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Finley, Gary F.

     Services for Gary F. Finley, 48, ESR, Gallipolis, who died Tuesday, will be 2 p.m. on Friday from Waugh-Hailey-Wood Funeral Home, the Rev. Charles Lusher officiating. Burial follows in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 6-9 p.m. today, Masonic services will be by Gallia Lodge at 8:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be Roger James, Charles Lee Barcus, Kenny Waugh, Dale Fife, Don Perkins and Kermit Fisher.

[Note: Born May 26, 1941; died Sept. 5, 1989]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sept. 6, 1989 Page 3, Col 3
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Finley, Ira Albert

     Ira A. Finley, 77, Murraysville, W. Va., died a week ago Monday in St. Joseph’s Hospital following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held last Thursday at the Chambers Funeral Home in Ravenswood. Burial was in Coleman Chapel Cemetery, Ravenswood.
     He was born in Eureka on June 21, 1894, and was a retired Ravenswood merchant. He also operated a business in Logan County, W. Va.
     He was a member of the Ravenswood Masonic Lodge, AF&AM for more than 50 years. He was a member of Coleman Chapel Methodist Church. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Olive Polk Finley, one son, Kenneth, of Murraysville; one daughter, Mrs. Lorraine Davis, Ravenswood; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Trowbridge, Ambridge, Pa.; Miss Edna Holsten, New York and Mrs. Bonnie Williams, Eureka. Three granddaughters survive.

[Note: According to Ancestry.com West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973, Ira Albert Finley died February 28, 1972, in Wood County, WV.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 1972
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Finley, John

John Finley Dies Monday Evening
Rites To Be Held 2 P.M. Thursday At Miller's Funeral Home
     John Finley, 72, whose home was on the Teens Run Road in Clay Twp. R.1, Bladen, died at 5:45 Monday afternoon at the Holzer Hospital.  He was brought to the hospital on July 3 and was then suffering from pneumonia.  He had passed the crisis and complications arose and death was the result of coronary thrombosis.
     He was a native and lifelong resident of the county and one of eight children born to John and Caroline Danforth Finley.  He was twice married, his first wife dying 21 years ago.  His second wife was Lena Groves Clark, a native of Gallipolis and widow of Noah Clark.
     Also surviving are the following children: Mrs. Ralph (Nettie) Jeffers, Bladen; Mrs. Hugh (Edna) Jeffers, Sardis; Mrs. Edward (Muriel) Williamson, Marmet, W.Va., and Paul whose address is not known.  There are three sisters, Mrs. Carol Tilton, Zanesville, Mrs. Belle Chevalier of Gallipolis and Mrs. Eva Burnette of Columbus.
     Mr. Finley was of large build, industrious and honest, and well-known in the lower part of the county and in Gallipolis.
     Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Miller's Home for Funerals, in charge of Rev. H.M. Smith.  Burial in Mound Cemetery.

[Note from stone: 1875-1947]

Gallipolis paper
Date Unknown
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith


Finley, Larry Elwin

Finley Tot Dies Here Sunday A.M.
     Larry Elwin Finley, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Elwin Finley, died at 11:20 Sunday morning, a few minutes after he had been rushed to the office of Dr. Lewis Brown here. He would have been two years old this coming Wednesday.
     Surviving besides the parents are the twin brother, Larry Edwin and Gerald Fisher Finley, 5. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bert Finley and Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Fisher of Bladen.
     Funeral at Providence Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with Rev. Charles Lusher in charge. Burial at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Mercerville.

[Note: From Stone 1944 - 1946]

Gallipolis paper
Date unknown - 1946
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                     Top of Page


Finley, Lizzie

Dies Suddenly Today
     Death came suddenly to Miss Lizzie Finley this morning when she was apparently in the best of health. She suffered a heart attach about 8 o'clock in her room at the home of Mr. and Mrs Ben Evans. Third avenue, where she had lived for the past year and a half. She was beyond help when Mrs. Evans hearing a noise as of some one falling, went to investigate. She had prepared and eaten her breakfast and washed up the dishes.
     Miss Finley was born in Clay in back of Clay Chapel the daughter of Alex and Caroline Denney Finely. Most of her life was spent in the sevice of the late Mr. and Mrs. Amos Clark down in the neighboorhood where she was born and later in this city. Yesterday she vistited the home of Judge and Mrs. J.S. Clark, a regular Sunday custom, and seemingly was in her usual health. Surviving are two brothers, Bert and Thomas Finley, who live in Clay tp.
     George Weatherholt & Sons have charge of the arrangements which were not completed at the time this was written.

Gallipolis Paper
date not available
Transcribed by Virginia Moses


Finney, Eliza

Mrs. Finney Dead
     Mrs. Eliza Finney, widow of the late Capt. Charles Finney, who died fifteen years ago, died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Francis on Fourth avenue above Spruce Thursday morning at 7:30 July 14, 1910, aged 73 years. Funeral services were conducted at her late home by Rev. A. P. Cherrington at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, interment by Wetherholt following at Pine Street beside her husband.
     Mrs. Finney is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary Madison of Jacksonville, Florda, now here on a visit, and son Charles E. Finey of Newark, O., and one daughter above mentioned. She had been ill and an invalid for two years with paralysis. She was a memberof Grace M. E. church and a sweet dispositioned old lady beloved by her family and grandchildren and all who knew her.

Gallipolis Paper
July 1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page


First, Clara [Saulcer]

Death of Clara First
     Clara B. Saulcer was born Sept. 29, 1847, in Mason County, WV and died at Shoals, WV, July 5, 1896, in the 49th. year of her age. May 17, 1866, she was united in marriage with John W. First. She was the mother of eight children, all of whom survive her, except one son who died in infancy.
     In 1886 she made a public profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and united with the Christian Church at Bulaville, was a faithful member and a constant Christian until death. Her life was so symmetrical so full of cheer and sympathy. She was greatly respected and loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed, not only by her family but by all her neighbors and acquaintances. Her sufferings were severe, but when the end came she quietly laid her head on the bosom of Jesus and fell asleep in him. Here she suffered, there she reigns. Here she was in exile, there at home. Her sufferings are over, she rests in peace, she has reached the land of mansions and immortality.
     Her husband and five daughters, two sons and a large circle of relatives are left to mourn but they sorrow not as those who have no hope. Her presence and words of advice and affection will be greatly missed yet we know that she is forever with the Lord and that we shall see her again.
     An appropriate funeral discourse was delivered by Rev. J. W. Dillon, of Gallipolis, in the Bulaville Church in the presence of a very large concourse of citizens, after which her remains were laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery nearby to await the resurrection of the just.

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.
A wife and mother is gone,
It was our dear Savior's will,
She will be sadly missed for none her place can fill.
Asleep in Jesus blessed thought,
It cheers our hearts to know
We'll meet with her who has left
This world of sin and woe.
Then weep no more for her
For she has gone to rest,
And whilst we mourn on Earth below
She is happy among the blest.

[Note: Buried in Rife Cemetery]

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday Morning, July 21, 1896
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


First, Henry

Henry First Dead
     Henry E. First, one of our best Addison township residents, passed away Wednesday morning of last week of heart trouble. The funeral was held at the Bulaville Christian Church Saturday, the sermon by Rev. W. J. Fulton.
     He was born in this county on May 6, 1848, a son of Henry and Lettie Mink First. In 1878 he married Miss Louisa Salser, who, with the following children, Willard E., Mrs. Charles Topping, both of Addison township, Mrs. Walter Wilber of Columbus, Ross M., Nina and Mary, survives him. Mr. First was a fine old gentleman with many friends.

Newspaper and date unknown.
From the newspaper collection of Harold and Odella Mack.
Transcribed by Shari Little-Creech       and

[Note: Henry Edward First died March 21, 1917, age 68. Burial in Rife Cemetery in Addison Township.]

Gallia Times
March 28, 1917
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Fisher, Almira [Nolan]

Death of Mrs. Almira Fisher
     Mrs. Almira Fisher, widow of the late W. W. Fisher, died at noon Tuesday, Oct. 1, 1918 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Poindexter on Mill Creek. She had been ill for some time following a stroke of paralysis, being in her 81st year.
     The deceased was born in this county and has resided here the past 50 years and was a lady of noble character and of a generous benevolent nature, loved by all who knew her. She was the mother of three children, one dying in infancy and Mrs. John Loucks passing away some time ago. The surviving child being Mrs. Poindexter.
     She also leaves three grandchildren, Miss Wirtie Poindexter, Earl Canady and Wade Loucks and two sisters and one brother.
     The funeral will be conducted from her late home Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. D. F. Wood, interment following at Pine Street cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 2, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Fisher, Almira

     Mrs. Almira Fisher, 81, widow of Wirt Fisher of Mill Creek, died at noon Tuesday, Oct. 1, 1918, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Poindexter of paralysis. She was a native of this county. One daughter, Mrs. Poindexter survives her mother. Another daughter was Mrs. John Loucks, who died a few years ago. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon by Rev. D. F. Wood of this city, interment in Pine Street cemetery.

Gallia Times
Wednesday, October 9, 1918
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                       Top of Page


Fisher, Annabelle [Shaw]

Mrs. Fisher, 83, Claimed Today
Eureka Resident’s Rites Set Thursday
     Mrs. Annabelle Fisher, 83 died in Holzer Hospital this morning from a heart condition which she had suffered for the past two years. Her condition became serious about a month ago when she was taken to the hospital but she was able to return home, returning to the hospital a week ago, succumbing at 9:30 this morning.
     Mrs. Fisher was born in Ohio Twp., Sept. 18, 1867 to the late John and Ann Gillingham Shaw. She was married to Otto Fisher, a native of Terre Haute, Ind., in 1896. He was a prosperous and well known farmer in the county and for many years lived in the large old home known as the John Chambers home, just opposite the Gallipolis Locks, at Eureka.
     They were the parents of seven children of whom Mrs. Clarence Meige (Rickley) of Gallipolis Ferry, Oakley Fisher of Mercerville, Clarence of Bulaville, Charles, Stanley and Lewis all of Eureka survive. One baby died in infancy.
     Mrs. Fisher was a woman of exemplary character and was a kind and devoted mother and neighbor who will be greatly missed by her family and numerous friends. She was a lifelong member of the Christian Order Church in Ohio Twp. But during her residence in Eureka has been a regular attendant at the Eureka Methodist Church and took an active part in the Women’s Society for Christian Service.
     In addition to the children mentioned above, decedent is survived by the following brothers: Bert Shaw of Gallipolis, Tom Shaw of Thivener and John of Athens; 20 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
     Funeral service will be held at the Mercerville Church Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with the Rev. David Bates officiating. Burial will be made in the Old Mercerville Cemetery by the Miller Home for Funerals. The body will be at the late home after noon Wednesday where friends may call.

Gallipolis Tribune
5 Sep 1950
Transcribed by Lew Casey


Fisher, Charles

Charles Fisher Falls Off Tow Mile Below Dam
     An Ohio river bargehand lost his life late Monday evening when he fell into the river below the Eureka Dam from the tow of the towboat Reliance. The victim is Charles Roscoe Fisher, 50, of Eureka. The accident happened about 11 p.m., a mile below the dam, in the area usually referred to as the Rosebud section below Bladen, while the Reliance’s tow was being made up. According to other members of the crew, Fisher was aboard a barge which was being placed back in the tow after being locked through at the Gallipolis dam. The tow contained 21 barges and was moving downstream.
    The watchman aboard the tow told investigating officials that he heard a splash and a call for help and immediately spread word of a man overboard. Fisher is believed to have passed underneath one barge before his body returned to the surface, clad in his life jacket. Other barge employees removed his body within a few minutes but efforts to revive him with a pulmotor taken to the scene by Claude Miller were futile. Dr. J. Gordon Gilbert, acting coroner, said that an autopsy performed at Holzer hospital revealed drowning as the cause of death. The man is believed to have lost his balance causing the fatal plunge.
     Fisher is survived by his wife who was Anna Montgomery and there are two children Charles Howard and Katherine Sue at the home in Eureka.
     Fisher was the son of Otho and Belle Shaw Fisher and was born when the family lived at Mercerville. About 1920 the family moved to Eureka. There are four brothers and one sister who survive. They are: Clarence Fisher who operates a grocery at Eureka, Oakley of Mercerville, Shirley and Lewis Fisher, both of Eureka. A sister, Mrs. Rickey Meige, lives at Gallipolis Ferry, W. Va.
     Funeral services will be held at the Chambersburg Methodist church at 2 p.m. Friday. The body will be taken to his late home where friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday. Miller’s Home for Funerals is in charge.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 1954
Transcribed by Lew Casey                                                                               Top of Page


Fisher, Charles W.

Charles Fisher Dies
Last Rites Thursday
     Charles W. Fisher, 68, who lived in the home of Fon Johnson, 108 Locust Street, died this morning about ten o’clock. His death followed a fall on the ice from which pneumonia developed. He had been ill about one week.
     Funeral services will be held at the Johnson home Thursday at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the McCarty Cemetery near Cheshire by A. E. Tope. Mr. Fisher was formerly engaged as a farmer in the Cheshire community and is the last of his family.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, January 16, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fisher, Geneva M.

     Geneva M. Fisher, 78, of 214 S. Westgate Ave., Columbus, formerly of the Eureka community, died
Friday, Feb. 14, 1992, at Mt. Carmel West Medical Center, Columbus.
     Funeral services were held Monday at Cremeens Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Ralph Workman officiating. Burial at Providence Cemetery. Pallbearers were Roger Montgomery, Marlin Nibert, Keith Smith, Johm Burke, Charles Houck and McGee Fisher.

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb. 1992
Transcribed by J. Farley


Fisher, Hattie Jane

Mrs. Wm Fisher Called By Death
     Mrs. Hattie Jane Fisher, wife of Will Fisher, passed away this morning at 6 o'clock at the home of her son, Lovell Fisher at Bladen. She suffered a stroke Sunday, but had been in ill health for several weeks. Mrs. Fisher was born March 20, 1877 to the late A.J.and Nancy Halley Caldwell, and had lived in this vicinity all of her life. She was a member of the Ohio Chapel Church.
     She is survived by her husband, who is in poor health; the son previously mentioned and another son, Palmer Fisher, Bladen; and a daughter, Mrs. Frank Wetherholt, Portsmouth Rd., City and six grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Vesta Walters, City, and a half brother, Miles Walln, Barboursville, also survive.
     Time and day of funeral services will be announced later, but it is known that the last rites will be held from Bethel Methodist Church, near Bladen, by the pastor, the Rev. David Bates. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Mercerville, by C.R. Halley.

[Note: From Stone 1877 - 1948]

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


Fisher, Hiram

     Died, at his residence in Gallipolis, Sunday evening, September 18th, Hiram Fisher, Esq., aged 52 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
September 22, 1853
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Fisher, John A.

     Died, on the 2nd ult., after a short illness, Mr. John A. Fisher, of Huntington twp., aged 59 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 1, 1855
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Fisher, Lewis Henry

     COLUMBUS - Lewis Henry Fisher, 74, of 214 S. Westgate Ave., Columbus, a former Gallia County resident, died at 5:10 p.m. Friday in Doctors Hospital West, Columbus, having been in failing health for the past three years.
     Born Jan. 19, 1907, in Ohio Twp., Gallia County, he retired from Children's Hospital, Columbus, in 1972. He married the former Geneva Swain, who survives, on Aug. 28, 1934, in Gallipolis. Also surviving are five daughters, Mrs. John (Mavadelle) Houck Thornton of Cincinnati, Maubelle Fisher of Columbus, Mrs. Jim (Marilyn) Emery of Dublin, Mrs. Johnny (Janice) Burke of Gallipolis and Mrs. Marjorie Gilliss of Columbus; and nine grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by six brothers and a sister.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday.

Unknown publication
September 11, 1981
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley


Fisher, Lilie [Houston]

     Mrs. Lilie Belle Fisher, 76, a resident of 47 Madison Ave., Gallipolis, died at 1 p.m. Sunday, in the Arcadia Nursing Home, Coolville. She was born April 18, 1899, in Lawrence County, daughter of the late William and Atha Benson Houston.
     She was twice married, first to Clayton Everett Johnson. Her second marriage was to George Lowell Fisher. He survives, along with the following children: Hrs. Howard (Lorena) Pickett, Cedarville; Mrs. William (Gertrude) DeVault, Gallipolis; Mrs. John (Christine) Queen, Washington C. H.; Guston (Bill) Johnson, Xenia; Floyd Johnson, Spring Valley, Ohio; Carroll Johnson, South Charleston, Ohio; 29 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and three great-great-0grandchildren survive.
     One sister survives, Mrs. L. A. (Pearl) Johnson, Proctorville. Three brothers survive: Rev. Doren Houston, Bluefield, W. Va.; Don Houston, Gallipolis; and Dewey Houston, Chesapeake. One grandson, three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
     She was a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Christian Union with Rev. George Jones officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Mercerville. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

[Note: Died June 2, 1975]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                        Top of Page


Fisher, Mary E. [Guinn]

Mrs. Fisher Dead
     Mrs. Cassius Fisher, aged 59, whose death on last Tuesday morning at the family home near Pinegrove we briefly mentioned last week, was laid to rest in Morgan cemetery on Friday afternoon, following services at the Porter M. E. Church by Rev. J. H. F. Parkins. She was a fine woman, greatly beloved by all who knew her.
Besides her husband she is survived by Harold, James and Esmond Fisher, all of Columbus, Ross Fisher of the Wellston police force, Mrs. Mary Eckenrode, Pearl and Harry Fisher of Toledo and Ruth at home.

[Note: According to her death certificate available at familysearch.org, she was born June 29, 1859 and died on January 25, 1916 and was buried in Clark Chapel Cemetery in Morgan Township. She was buried as Eleanor Guinn Fisher.]

Gallia Times
Wednesday, February 2, 1916
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Fisher, Mary [Sheets]

Mrs. O. Fisher of Mercerville Died 7 P.M. Wednesday
Daughter of Late Rev. E.L. Sheets
Rites 2 P.M. Sunday
     Mrs. Mary Sheets Fisher, wife of Oakley Fisher of Mercerville, died at 7 o'clock last evening at the Holzer Hospital. Her distressing and baffling illness began last October and she was brought to the hospital two weeks ago tomorrow. At the outset her illness was thought to be caused by food poisoning. But she seemingly recovered from that and was able to resume her household duties and appeared to be fairly well until three weeks ago. Death resulted from a brain tumor and virus poisoning, the relatives were told.
     Mrs. Fisher was the daughter of the late Rev. E. L. and Virginia Warren Sheets. In young womanhood she was converted and united with the Mercerville Baptist Church and remained a faithful member until her passing. She was blessed with a fine soprano voice and used it to glorify her Father's name.
     The body will be at the Mercerville home after 10 a.m. Friday and friends may call thereafter. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mercerville Church in charge of Rev. E.V. Creemens. Burial in the Ridgelawn Cemetery there by F.L. Stevers.
     Loved one surviving are the husband; two daughters Virginia Belle, a teacher in the Mercerville school and Mary Rose, both at home and these four brothers; A. Judson Sheets, Huntington; Herschell and Emmett Sheets, Crown City and P.W. Sheets, Columbus, who was a clothing salesman here some years ago.
     Mrs. Fisher's illness and death have brought sorrow to a wide circle of kinfolk, neighbors and other friends.

In Loving Memory
     of Mary Sheets Fisher, daughter of the late Rev. Edward L. Sheets and Virginia Warren Sheets, who was born Aug 6, 1889 and departed this life April 10, 1946, age 56 years, 8 months and 4 days. She was the youngest of the family and the only daughter (one daughter died when about two) and the four brothers petted, humored and loved her.
     She was united in marriage to Oakley Fisher, Aug 6, 1923 and to this union were born two lovely daughters, Virginia Belle and Mary Rose and they with the devoted husband are left to mourn their loss together with the brothers, Judd of Huntington, Hershell and Emmett of Crown City and previously of Columbus; besides numerous in-laws, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.
     In early womanhood she was converted and joined the Mercerville Baptist Church and remained a faithful, consistent Christian till the end of the way. She was a gifted singer and at many gatherings like these she had sung words of comfort and consolation for the bereft and in many public gatherings delights and pleased the listeners with her beautiful singing.
     Her home and her loved ones were an untold satisfaction to her and her life was spent in loving devotion and service to them and her friends.
     Since October she had been ailing and while worried and concerned about her condition, none dreamed that her departure was so near. A little over two weeks ago her strength failed quite noticeably and when treatment at home failed she was taken to the hospital. But it seemed that no medical skill or love could help and now since she is gone we all can recall the words she said at times, that she alone felt and it seemed she knew her time on earth was to be of short duration. A few weeks ago while preparing their noonday meal, she told her companion that she would be gone when the roses bloomed again.
     And now when our sense of a great loss is so heavy, there is that inner satisfaction that she made the preparations years ago and was ready for the crown. Those who mourn her passing, if we but make the preparation and are faithful will one day meet her, to part no more.

                The Masked Angel
When we have finished all we have to do
And lie down weary with our weight of care.
Anxious to rest, across the misty view
An angel comes and breaks the chains we wear.
We call him Death. He wears a dark array,
And seems to us a thing of fear and dread.
Yet those he calls go gladly on their way
We never hear a murmur from the dead.
For when the fetters have been stricken free,
And he has led us each the journey home,
He drops his ebon garments happily
And lo, beneath the glow of God's great dome
He stands in white and shining robes arrayed
What we called Death was life on masquerade.

Gallipolis Papers
April 10, 1946
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Fisher, Nathaniel A.

     Died, at his residence in Vinton, Gallia county, Ohio, on the 17th day of February, Nathaniel A. Fisher, in the 46th year of his age.

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


Fisher, Otto

Otto Fisher, Aged 79, Dies Eureka Home
Funeral Services Will Be Held At Mercerville Church At 2 Saturday
     Otto Fisher, known to his intimates as “Ode,” died at his home in Eureka about 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon. He had been seriously ill for several weeks and hopes for his recovery began to wane some days ago. He was so keen, alert, active, until his health failed that likely but few of his friends realized that he was in his 80th year.
     Mr. Fisher was born at Terre Haute, Indiana, Aug. 28, 1860, a son of Charles and Mary Rinehart Fisher. But nearly all his life was spent in this county. He and Belle Shaw were married Dec. 30, 1893, and the following children are the survivors of this union: Oakley Fisher, Rio Grande; Clarence, Charles, Lewis and Shirley, all of Bladen and Eureka and Mrs. Rickley Meaige of Henderson, W. Va. Other survivors are brothers, Lewis of Milan, Mo., and Henry, whereabouts unknown; half-brother, William of Bladen; three half-sisters, Mrs. Kate Swain of Crown City, Mrs. Minnie Davis of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Clara Lanier, Richmond, Ind.
     About 1922 Mr. Fisher bought the John Chambers property at Eureka and lived in the village thereafter. Previously for several years he lived and conducted a store and served as postmaster at Gallipolis Ferry. But the greater part of his adult life was spent in Ohio tp. He was an active and influential figure in politics and a wide-awake man with a host of warm friends.
     Funeral services will be held at Mercerville church at 2 o’clock Saturday, with Rev. Charles L. Thayer in charge, in all probability. Interment will be made there by Coleman R. Halley.

Gallipolis Daily Triune
Friday, January 19, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fitch, Marianne P. [Winkler]

     Marianne P. Fitch, 71, Vinton, died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998 in Holzer Medical Center. Born June 20, 1927 at Stpuzart, Germany, daughter of the late Henry and Freda Winkler, she was a retired employee of Holzer Medical Center. She was a member of the Vinton Baptist Church and the Vinton American Legion Auxiliary.
     She was also preceded in death in July 1970 by her husband, Clint Fitch, whom she married May 5, 1947 in Heidelberg, Germany; and by two grandchildren. Surviving are two children, Clint Donald (Paula) Fitch of Garrett, Ind., and Mimi Brown of Fort Wayne, Ind.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ellen Reindt of Geislaingn, Germany.
     Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday in the Vinton Baptist Church, with the Rev. Marvin Sallee officiating. Burial will be in the 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 be in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, Nov. 6, 1998
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Fitch, Noah

     Noah Fitch, 77, of Cheshire Route 1, died Sunday in Holzer Medical Center. He was a retired coal miner. Born Nov. 10, 1912 in Salyersville, KY, he was a son of the late Steve Fitch and Cora Allen Fitch.
     Surviving are his wife, Margaret Lester Fitch; three daughters, Bessie Culpepper and Etta Jo First, both of Gallipolis and Faye Hawley, Gretna, VA; three sons, Clyde Fitch, James Fitch and Ray Fitch, all of Cheshire; 22 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Kerney Fitch of Muneth, MI and three sisters, Bertie Whittaker, Clinton, MI; Mella Riser and Mary Riser both of Dexter, MI.
     He was a member of Madison Baptist Church. Services will be conducted Wednesday, 1 p.m. at Waugh-Halley-Wood funeral Home, the Rev. Richard Vinson officiating. Burial follows in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.

[Note: died Oct. 1, 1989]

Gallipolis Paper
Monday, Oct. 2, 1989
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Flanders, Louis

     Mr. Louis Flanders, who has been ill for sometime past with consumption, died last Tuesday morning, at his home on Front Street. The remains were taken to Flat Woods, back of Pomeroy, O., Thursday afternoon, for burial, accompanied by his family and other relatives.
     He leaves a wife and two children, who have the sympathy of all who know them.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, September 22, 1894
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Fletcher, Mrs. Julia A.

Death of Mrs. Fletcher
     Mrs. Julia A. Fletcher, widow of David R. Fletcher, died at her home at Eureka, Thursday, October 24, 1901, at 5:30 o'clock p.m., aged 66 years and two months. Mrs. Fletcher died January 31,1878. Mrs. Fletcher had been an invalid for the past four years and for the past year had been confined to the house and her death was not unexpected.
     She leaves two sons, Dr. W.J.Fletcher of Eureka, and Dr. L.R. Fletcher of Pine Grove; and three daughters, Mrs. F.A.Cornwell, of Glenwood, W.Va.; Mrs. Mary B.Brown, of Raccoon Island, and Mrs. Julia C.Russell, of Eureka. Mrs. Fletcher was a kind and indulgent mother, a good Christian and highly esteemed by all her neighbors, which is a true mark of worth.
     The funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon, October 26, 1901, at Clay Chapel, Rev. J.F. Prior officiating, in the presence of a large assemblage of friends who came to pay their last tribute of respect to a worthy woman. Interment at same place by Hayward & Son. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community in their great sorrow.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Nov. 1, 1901
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Fletcher, Lowell R.

Dr. Fletcher Dies After Long Illness
Death Removes One of Few Remaining Country Practitioners
     Dr. Lowell R. Fletcher, for years one of the most prominent physicians of Gallia County, died Sunday at his home at Porter at the age of 68. Dr. Fletcher had been in failing health for some time, but was able to be in Gallipolis Saturday to consult with Dr. Holzer, so that his death was quite unexpected and a shock to his family and friends.
     He is survived by his wife and three children, Dr. Luther Fletcher and Mrs. Harold Campbell, of Columbus and Edwin Fletcher of Akron. He also leaves a brother, Dr. W. J. Fletcher , of Eureka and a sister, Mrs. Elza Brown of Raccoon Island
     Rev. L. E. Butler, of the Bidwell M. E. church, conducted the funeral services at his late home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial in Memorial Burial Park, Columbus, under the direction of Kerr Butler, of Vinton.

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


Fletcher, Stewart H.

     FLETCHER-At Chambersburg, O., March 24, 1876, Stewart H., infant son of Dr. D.R. and Julia A. Fletcher, aged 4 months and 14 days.

Gallipolis Journal
March 30, 1876
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                           Top of Page


Fleure, Carrie [WILLIAMS]

Gallia Native Dies Tuesday
     Mrs. Carrie Williams Fleure, 83, a Gallia County native, died at Rushville, Ohio, Tuesday. She is survived by her husband, Delbert, a son, Chester, and a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) Shamblin, both of Rushville. One son preceded her in death. She was born on Sept. 26, 1886, daughter of the late Benjamin and Rebecca Watts Williams. Three grandchildren survive, along with two brothers, Cornie and Elijah Williams. Two brothers, Ervin and Clarence, preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held at the Crown City Wesleyan Church, 1 p. m. Friday, under the direction of Snyder’s Funeral Home of Breman, Ohio, with Rev. R. Dickerson officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home between 2-4 and 7-9 Thursday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the services.

[Note: Died in 1969 and buried in Crown City Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
1969
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Floding, Charlie

     Died, on Saturday, July 16th, at 6 o'clock A.M., Charlie, infant son of Geo. A. and Lottie A. Floding, aged three months.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 27, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Floe, Mary

IN MEMORIAM
     Again the great Reaper has been in our midst, gathering his precious sheaves. Mary Floe daughter of John and Mina Williams, born Dec. 31st, 1904; died Feb. 7, 1914, aged 9 years, 1 month and 7 days. In December last she took the diphtheria and our hopes were just beginning to brighten when her final sickness came.
     She had a bright, sunny disposition, dutiful and obedient to her parents and a devoted sister.
As her teacher for the last two winters I can say that she never gave me a care, and when signed a lesson her answer would always be "I'll try." During her sickness she never gave up her thoughts of school work and was very anxious to get back that she might go on with her class to a new reader.
     Soon before her death she asked for her brother and told them all to stay near that she was going to die. She did not feel afraid and talked as if she were only going to go to sleep. AS death drew near she waved her hand and said "good by" and sank to eternal rest. We can not have her with us more but how sweet the thought that she is standing at that other gate waving her hands for us to come to her. Her life was short but she has left memories which can not be erased. She leaves father, mother, one brother, two sisters and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
     Short services at the home Tuesday morning by Rev. Osborn, and Rev. W.J. Fulton preached the funeral sermon at Centerville M.E. church. Interment at Centerville.

Publication unknown
February 1914
Contributed by Karen Siebert


Flower, T.B.

Death of Mr. Flower
     Mr. T. B. Flower, of Oxford, O., a former resident of this city, a hardware merchant for many years, and well known and universally liked, died Friday afternoon of blood poisoning. The funeral services will be Sunday afternoon. He leaves a wife, three sons and one daughter. Of late years Mr. Flower was a traveling agent of the Anchor Lead Company, at a large salary.
     Mr. Chris Schaeffer was on the road with him for a number of years intil he met with the accident in a runaway over in Jackson county that cost him his life. Mr. Flower was a man of great business ability and he and family had a host of friends here. His family will have the warmest sympathy wherever known.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 7, 1908
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Flowers, Ezra H.

     Mr. E. H. Flowers, who was so seriously injured by the explosion of the Allena May, died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Downer, in this city, on Tuesday evening. This makes five deaths from that explosion.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 11, 1866
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Folden, Ezra

Lightning Kills Ezra Folden and Two Horses at Sand Fork Thursday
     Ezra Folden and two horses were instantly killed and Albert Tope severely shocked and stunned by a bolt of lightning, during an electrical storm at Sandfork, Thursday of last week. The tragedy occurred in a field across from the residence of Mr. James Myers. Messrs. Folden and Myers were engaged in hauling hay from the field when the storm came up. Mr. Myers drove his loaded wagon out of the field before the storm broke, but Mr. Folden was unable to do so before the rain and drove his team under a tree in the field for shelter.
     Mr. Tope, who is a partner of Myers in the general merchandise business there, secured a tarpaulin and went to where the team was standing and the two men spread it over the hay and then crouched down under it for protection from the rain. While they were in this position a bolt of lightning struck the tree and ran down it, and struck the two men. Mr. Folden was instantly killed while Tope was rendered unconscious and was severely burned about the breast and body.
     The accident occurred in the full view of several persons and they hurried to the field only to find the victims as above stated. Mr. Tope was unconscious for an hour or more and being in such close proximity to Mr. Folden it seems a little short of miraculous that he, too, escaped death.
     Mr. Folden was a young man in the early thirties and a son of Francis M. Folden, a well known resident of that neighborhood. He was married, and besides his wife who was a daughter of Warren Elliott, of Sandfork, he leaves several young children. Only about a year ago his only brother Egbert died and one sister, Miss Althea, survives him. She makes her home with her parents.
     The funeral services were conducted Saturday at Sandfork Church by Rev. J. B. Massie and were attended by a large assemblage. The interment followed at Houck Cemetery.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, July 9, 1909
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Folden, Fannie [Evans]

Fannie Folden is Found Dead
     Fannie Evans Folden, 70, a former resident of Thurman was found dead in bed early today at the home of a sister, Mrs. Edith Sisson of Marion.
     Mrs. Folden was the widow of Asa Folden, who died July 29, 1956.
     Children who survive are a daughter and five sons, Mrs. Gusta Gilbert of Fredericktown, Oba Folden of West Jefferson, Dallas Folden of Albuquerque, NM., Alfred, John, Walter Folden, all of Columbus. Three surviving sisters are Mrs. Sisson of Marion, Mrs. Helen Siders of Columbus and Mrs. Bessie Roberts of Gallipolis.
     The body is at the McCoy Funeral home and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Unknown newspaper
August 27, 1964

Funeral Announced for Mrs. Folden
     Services for Fannie Evans Folden, 70, a former Thurman resident, who died in Marion, Thursday, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Thurman Methodist Church. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery under the direction of the McCoy Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday evening. The body will be in state for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Unknown newspaper
1964
Transcribed by Marjorie Wood                                                                         Top of Page


Folden, Harry

     Harry Folden, 70, 337 Price-Switch Road, Jackson, died Monday afternoon in Holzer Medical Center.
Born Sept. 30, 1912, in Gallia County, son of the late Ross and Lisa Jane Ferryman Folden, he was a retired construction worker and 22 year employee of Globe Iron Co.
     Surviving are his wife, Osa Dulaney Folden, four sons, Ray, Ross, Marvin and Gene, all of Jackson; five daughters, Mrs Thelma Boswell, Mrs. Carol Landrum, Mrs. Peggy Jewell and Mrs. Joy Hall, all of Jackson and Mrs Judy Whelan of Wellston; 26 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a brother, Floyd of Bidwell and two sisters, Mrs. Electa Brown of Thurman and Mrs Mabel Saunders of Scottown.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Mayhew Funeral Home, Jackson; with Rev. John Boswell officiating. Burial will be in Neal Cemetery, Gallia County [Walnut Township]. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday.

[Note: Died April 4, 1984]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 5, 1984 Page 8, Col. 1
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Folden, Levina [Allison] Neal

     Mrs. James A. Folden died very suddenly at her home in Walnut Township, this county, on last Friday morning about nine o’clock, of neuralgia of the heart. Mrs. Folden was born in this county sixty-nine years ago. Her maiden name was Levina Allison. She was married to Anderson Neal, who died in 1882. About six years ago she was married to James A. Folden, who survives her. In addition to her husband, three children by her first marriage survive her—Clerk of Courts R. D. Neal, J. M. Neal, and Mrs. Cyrena Whetsel of Virginia.
     The news of her mother’s death was telegraphed Mrs. Whetsel, who arrived at the church in time to attend the funeral services. The funeral was held at Mt. Zion, on Sunday afternoon at one o’clock, Rev. J. W. McCormick officiating.

[Note: Buried as Levina Neal]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Monday, June 15, 1891
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                       Top of Page


Folden, Mary

     FOLDEN - The Methodist Episcopal Church at Bethesda, Patriot Circuit, O, mourns the loss of Sister Mary Folden. She was born June 17, 1823. Died at her late residence in Walnut township, Gallia Co, O, on May 4th, 1883. Joined the old Salem Class, in the house of Brother Thornton Drummond, 33 years ago, under the labors of Rev Parker, her every-day life during that time being noted for true Christian piety.
     She was beloved by all; her last illness was painful, but she was fully trusting, sweetly trusting, in Him who said, “Lo, I am with you always.” When health permitted she was always in the classroom, the prayer meeting and the public congregation, was an intelligent hearer of the word, and never failed when opportunity afforded to bear testimony to the power of Christ to save to the uttermost. Was gentle, kind, patient, loving and when the time of departure came she passed away as gently and sweetly as a summer evening fades.
     Her lone companion and bereaved children mourn her loss, but, for her, it is well—the toil, weariness, the pain, are ended. She has entered into rest. Wm. J. Ritchford.

[Note: Buried in Houck Cemetery in Harrison Township wife of J. A.]

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, May 24, 1883
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Ford, Bird

Burial Rites for Bird Ford Are Held Here
     Funeral services for Miss Bird Ford were conducted by Rev. John Gass and another Episcopal rector of Charleston at St. Peter’s church here late Wednesday afternoon. Before the funeral party left Charleston, services were held also at St. John’s Episcopal church.
     Burial was made in Mound Hill cemetery by Bartlett of Charleston and Hayward of this city. The pall bearers at Charleston were Fritz Ulsamer, William Hutsinpiller, Jess V. Sullivan, H. B. Smith, Jr., David and Tom Matthews. The places of the last three were filled here by Wayne Sanns, Harry Maddy and Squire Mauck.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 19, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Ford, Mary [Leclercq or Le Clercq]

Fine old Lady Passes
Mrs. Le Clerq Ford Dies Suddenly at Charleston
     Mrs. Le Clerq Ford, aged 82, wife of Mr. H. Nelson Ford and former resident of Gallipolis, died suddenly at her home in Charleston (this) Wednesday morning, Dec. 20, 1916. Mrs. Ford was a fine old lady and belonged to one of the prominent families of earlier days in Gallipolis. She was a woman of lovely traits of character and most highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. Three daughters, Mrs. Wm. B. Shober, Mrs. Earl Bowyer and Miss Birdie survive besides the aged husband.
     The funeral party will arrive here on the K. & M. Thursday afternoon at 1:23 and the remains will be taken to the Hayward undertaking parlors, where friends who desire may view them at 1:30 o’clock. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 p. m. at the Episcopal Church and will be conducted by Rev. Mr. Wilder. Burial will be at Mound Hill in charge of Hayward.
     Mrs. Ford sometime ago selected the following pall bearers: Chas. Cadot, C. D. Kerr, C. M. Adams, Sherwood Moore, Wayne Sanns and Will Clendinen [sic]. Her death was caused by exhaustion due to cancerous affection.

[Note: Pallbearer probably should be Will Clendenin. According to the death certificate of her daughter May Ford Shober available at wvculture.org, Mary’s maiden name was Leclercq and her husband was Henry Nelson Ford.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sunday, December 12, 1920
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Ford, Sarah S.

Death of Mrs. Ford
     Mrs. Sarah S. Ford, beloved wife of T.S. Ford, the architect, died at the family residence; 545 West Second Avenue, Wednesday at 4 p.m. after a lingering illness. She was 64 years and 10 months old and leaves besides the sorrowing husband, a son, Mr. H.N. Ford and a daughter, Miss Hattie Ford. The deceased was a member of the Third Avenue Church. Columbus Dispatch--Thursday.
     The above news will be received here very regretfully. Mrs. Ford's home was here for many years and she had a large circle of acquaintances and warm friends. Their home was the beautiful Lupton residence on Vine Street.
     Mr. Ford and family will feel their loss keenly. Mr. Ford and his brother, H.N. Ford of this city were associated in the building and planning mill business here for years and they can point to many of the finest buildings in this city as the work of their hands. They were brothers also of D.S. Ford, the grocer.
     Mr. Ford's daughter, killed by a street car in Columbus, soon after they moved there, a most estimable young lady, was buried there and Mrs. Ford was laid beside her.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 12, 1897
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Ford, Treat Stephen

Treat Ford Dead
Well Known Gallipolis Man Passes Away at Columbus
     Mr. H.N. Ford received the unwelcome news this morning of the death of his elder brother, Mr. Treat Stephen Ford, of Columbus, who died in Columbus Wednesday morning, Jan. 21, 1914, of stomach and kidney trouble after five or six weeks of illness and in his 90th year, his last birthday being in November when he was 89 years old. The funeral services and interment will be in Columbus.
     T.S. Ford was a familiar name in Gallipolis at one time, he having been a resident of this city for 25 or 30 years and prominently connected with the public affairs of the city, being one of the first trustees with S.Y. Wasson and James Mullineux Sr. of Mound Hill Cemetery, the architect and builder with his brother Nelson of the fine Aleshire residence, the M.E. Church, the Court house and other prominent edifices.
     He was born in Milford, Conn., and his parents were Stephen Baldwin Ford and Harriet Smith Ford and he was one of a family of three daughters and three sons. Both of his grandfathers were Revolutionary soldiers. His brothers and siters were Harriet, Caroline, Dennis, Elizabeth and H.N. Ford, the last of this city, being the only survivor and 83 years old.
     His brother D.S. Ford so well remembered was the first to leave the east and went to Louisville. Mrs. James Harper of this city resided there and her sister Harriet visiting her there became acquainted with him, and they were married, and he came here and embarked in the grocery business with her brother, Simon B. Drouillard,and continued the business with changes of the firm in this city till he died.
     T.S., the subject of this sketch, went first to Hutchinson, O., as an architect in '52 and started a planing mill, but the railroad which was the life of the town went down and he went to Talmage, near Akron. While there he was called here by his brother Nelson to superintend the building of Mr. Aleshire's residence and remained here for the time stated.
     Mr. Ford was married three times and he came here with his last wife and three children. A daughter Jennie was born and died here and twin sisters Nellie and Hattie were born here. He first went to Columbus from here and then to Wellston, returning to Columbus and continuing in the architect business until four or five years ago. By his first wife he is survived by Mrs. Julia Marlow and sister of Wellston. By his second wife only one child survives; Miss Mary G. Ford, principal of the school at Bridgeport, Conn. By his third wife Henry Nelson Ford, a Captain in the Fire Department at Columbus and Miss Hattie.
     He and his brother Nelson started and operated a planing mill here for years and he built him a nice residence, now the Lupton home on Vine Street. He was a find old citizen and had many friends here and will, with us, greatly regret that he has been called from among us.

[Note: Born: 01/13/1824 Died: 01/21/1914; buried in Pine Street Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date
January 22, 1914


Forshey, Adeline

Mrs. Forshey, 92, Died Early Today
     Mrs. Adeline Forshey died at 4:30 this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Laura Brumfield Johnson, wife of County Dog Warden Roy Johnson, back of Crown City and near the Lawrence county line.
     She was a native of Noble county and her age was 92 years, 10 months, 3 days. She had been ill the past year and bedfast since early in April.
     Surviving, the daughter named, are these sons: Delmar of Illinois, Thomas of Lockbourne, O., Albert of Fowler, Indiana; daughters, Mrs. Stella Mannon of Kentland, Indiana, and Mrs. Addie Brandun of Huntington; brothers, Albert Roe of Lavalette, W. Va., Columbus Roe of Chesapeake and Charles of Kitts Hill.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday at the Crown City M. E. church by Rev. Oma Williams. Burial there by Stevers.

[Note: dates from stone: 1847-1940]

Gallipolis newspaper
1940
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Forth, A.J.

A.J. Forth Dies Friday Near Bladen
Was Charter Member of Yellowtown Council, Junior Order--Funeral Sunday
     Mr. A.J. Forth, 76, a long-time resident of the Bladen neighborhood, passed away Friday afternoon, Sept. 30, 1932. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Zion Church near Dabney, Mason County, WV. Mr. Forth conducted a store for a long term of years. He was a charter member of Yellowtown Council, Jr. O.U.A.M. He leaves children, Mrs. Mary North, Mrs. Golda Reed and Mrs. Stella Hines of Huntington, Mrs. Hattie Dabney of Mason County and William and Charles Forth of Dayton and James at home.

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


Forth, Minnie C. [Jackson]

     Minnie C. Forth, 86, Rt. 2, Crown City, died Sunday at 9:15 p.m. at Holzer Medical Center following a three month period of failing health. Born on October 29, 1892 in Mason County to Stephen Arnold and Sarah Frances Leonard Jackson, Mrs. Forth, married James C. Forth on November 22, 1917 in Gallipolis. Mrs. Forth was preceded in death by her husband on October 25, 1969.
     Surviving are children: Byrdell James Forth, Crown City; Mrs. Raymond Baker, Middleport; Mrs. Clifford King, Gallipolis; Celcie Forth, at home; and Mrs. Odell Smith, Middleport. She was prededed in death by an infant son. Seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren survive, as well as one brother, Lowell Jackson, Southside, W.VA. Mrs. Forth was preceded in death by four sisters and six brothers.
     A member of Edna Chapel Church, she attended Providence Church and Victory Church. Services wil be held Wednesday at 2 p.m at Providence Church. the body will lie in state one hour prior to services. The Rev. Charles Lusher will officiate. Burial will follow at the Ohio valley Memory Garden. Friends may call at Willis Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Tribune
Oct. 7, 1979
Transcribed by J. Farley


Forth, Rebecca

Long Illness Fatal to Mrs. C.A. Forth At Daughter's Home
     Mrs. Rebecca Forth, widow of C. A. Forth, died Sunday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stroud Kuhn, 108 Fourth Avenue, where she had been cared for during a long period of failing health. She was 83 years old and death was the result of complications due to her advanced age.
     In addition to Mrs. Kuhn, she is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. S.W. Conner of Huntington and Mrs. Ray Waugh of Gallipolis Route 2; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
     Rev. J. Edward Hakes will conduct the funeral services Wednesday 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Providence Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

[Note: Stone..1864-1945]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Foster, Anna Mac

     Anna Mac, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Foster, died shortly after midnight Wednesday night after an illness of measles and pneumonia. Anna Mac was two years and six months old, and is survived by her parents, two sisters, Mary and Emogene, and one brother, William.
     The funeral services will be conducted at the residence Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. Curtis Smith. Burial will be at Mound Hill by Undertaker Hayward. Mr. and Mrs. Foster have the sincere sympathy of all in their bereavement.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, June 14, 1923
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Foster, Billie [Spencer]

Mrs. Billie Foster, Widow Of Spring Hill Dairy Founder, Dies
     Mrs. Billie Spencer Foster, 68, of 510 Third, died in Holzer hospital at 3:05 p.m. Sunday. She had been a patient there since Feb. 28 and had been in failing health for the past six months with a heart condition. She was the widow of Fred Foster, a native of Athens, who founded and operated the Spring Hill dairy for many years.
     Mrs. Foster was born on Sept. 29, 1889, at Beckley, W. Va., the daughter of the late Robert A. and Leona George Spencer. Her marriage to Foster took place at Charleston on May 11, 1915, and she had made her home in Gallipolis since that date. Her husband died on April 12, 1950.
     Children who survive that union are Mrs. George (Mary) Kershaw of Knoxville, Tenn., Mrs. Nelson (Jean) Wheeler of Marietta, S.Sgt. Dan Foster of the Marine Corps, stationed at Jacksonville, N. C., Mrs. C. D. (Gloriana) Dougherty and George Foster, both of Columbus and Johnnie Foster, at home. A son, William W. Foster, was killed in France on April 1, 1945, while serving in the Army. Two daughters, Anna Mack and Gloria Spencer died in infancy. Other survivors are a brother, Lawrence K. Spencer of Columbus and 14 grandchildren.
     Mrs. Foster attended St. Peters Episcopal church. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the C. J. Waugh Funeral home. Rev. Albert S. Chappalear, rector of St. Peters, will officiate and burial will follow in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at Waugh’s after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 10, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Foster, Charlene [Neal]

     Charlene Foster, age 77, Gallipolis, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at the Arbors at Gallipolis. Born Nov. 3, 1931, in Gallia County, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Florence A. Russell Neal. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by a daughter, Lori M. Patrino. Charlene is survived by two sons, Perry (Jennifer) Neal of Virginia Beach, Va., and W. Scott Foster of Ohio; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
     Charlene was a 1949 graduate of Middleport High School, and achieved a measure of local fame by appearing in local talent shows and on early television shows in the region.
     A service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Bob Hood officiating. A private burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from noon until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Arbors at Gallipolis c/o Mary Statler, 170 Pinecrest Drive, Gallipolis, OH 45631. An online guest registry is available at waugh-halley-wood.com.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Foster, Edith Marie [Skidmore]

     MARIE FOSTER - Marie Foster, 62, Rt 1, Bidwell (Evergreen Community) died in Holzer Medical Center Monday following an extended illness. Mrs. Foster was a former employee of the Ohio Valley Publishing Co., having served as the Tribune's bookkeeper and head of the Classified and Circulation Departments nearly three decades before retiring on Sept. 30, 1983.
     She was born Dec. 27, 1922, at Evergreen, daughter of the late Otis O. and Margaret Blaine Rowsey Skidmore. She married Phillip Foster, June 10, 1944 in Tallahassee, FL, who survives along with a son, Thomas R. Foster of Alexandria, VA, a daughter, Margaret Layne of Evergreen and a granddaughter, Leigh Layne of Evergreen; four brothers: Henry Skidmore of Evergreen; Paul Skidmore of Porter; Herman Skidmore of Jackson and Elmer Skidmore of Gallipolis. She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday from the McCoy-Moore at Vinton with Rev. Jack Finnicum officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 23, 1985
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Foster, Elizabeth [Cushing]

     Died, on Wednesday, June 24th, 1864, in Gallipolis, O., Mrs. Elizabeth Foster, in the 87th year of her age. Further notice next week.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 7, 1864

Foster, Elizabeth

     Mrs. Elizabeth Foster, died in this place, the 29th day of June, ult., in the 87th year of her age. It is but a just tribute to her memory to say that she was a pious christian, a kind and obliging friend, and a kind neighbor—In her course through life, she was remarkable for the exercise of all the enobling traits so pleasing in the female character.
     She was born in Massachusetts, was the daughter of Col. Nathaniel Cushing, who was conspicuous in the war of the revolution. In her 11th year her father brought her to Marietta (1758) [sic] the whole North-western territory being then an unbroken wilderness, inhabited only by hostile bands of Indians, and but two years rolled around until the Ohio Company, (they being a part), were compelled to erect garrisons to protect themselves against the murderous attacks of Indians, which were kept up some three years, during which time she has often said they "were compelled to live on wild meat, and the products of the hominy blocks a great portion of the time." After the Indian war was over, and peace and prosperity enjoyed by the inhabitants, she was married in 1805, to Peregrine P. Foster, the son of Judge Foster, who had borne a conspicuous part in support of the garrison during the troubles with the Indians.
     After her marriage, they settled on a farm they owned in Gallia county, Ohio, where they continued a few years, but subsequently sold and removed to Gallipolis, and commenced merchandizing [sic], which was continued until 1815, when she was deprived of her companion by death. She continued the business a few years in company with a brother. On winding up the concern, Mrs. Foster opened a boarding house and continued it many years much to the satisfaction of distinguished guests.
     In 1832 she united herself to the Presbyterian church of this place, then under the care of Rev. Mr. Gould, and continued a consistent and worthy member until her demise. She was warned of her near approach to the grave by a gradual decay of the functions of life, and was truly prepared to meet her God, as her peace had been made, in and through the meritorious intercession of the redeemer. In compliance with her own request, her funeral was attended from her own residence, and a sermon preached by Rev. R. D. Van Deursen, from the text: I Cor. VII 29, after which her remains were borne to their last resting place in the Cemetery of Gallipolis, and laid beside those of her husband. Thus another of our pioneer citizens has departed, and we are reminded again that the fashion of this world passeth away. L. N.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 21, 1864
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Foster, Emma Mae

Former Resident of Gallipolis Dies in Princeton

     Mrs. Emma Mae Foster, 67, of 1019 Center Street, Princeton, W. Va., died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in Princeton Memorial hospital where she had been a patient for the past two weeks. She had suffered two strokes since March 1.
     Mrs. Foster was born at Athalia, the daughter of the late Joseph and Letha Fulks Swain, who lived for a number of years in a home at the Ohio end of the Silver Bridge. She is survived by her husband, William H. Foster, a brother of Dr. N. Howard Foster. A daughter surviving this union is Mrs. Helen Penn, wife of a Mullins, W. Va. physician, and two grandsons. Other survivors are two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Minnie Clark of Athalia, Mrs. Gladys Jones and Sidney Swain, both of Dayton, and Victor Swain of Racine. One sister, Ella, preceded her in death. All of her married life was spent in Princeton following her marriage in September 1910 in Crown City. She was a member of the Princeton Methodist church. Services will be held in Princeton today at 2 p.m.
     The body will then be brought to the C. J. Waugh Funeral Home. Friends may call at Waugh's after 7:30 p.m. Additional services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Thursday. Rev. L. H. Stebbins will officiate, and burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, 30 April 1958, p. 1
Submitted by Eve Hughes                                                                               Top of Page


Foster, Fred

Fred Foster Dies Wednesday Night At Home
Long Illness Ends For Retired Business Leader, Dairy Founder
     Fred Foster, whom Gallipolis and Gallia County had known more than 50 years, died at 11:15 last night at his home, 510 Third Ave. Death intervened to end a long, distressing and hopeless illness -- especially distressing for one who loved the Great Outdoors and periods of diversion and relaxation with his intimate friends as he did. However, he felt better than usual for some hours before he passed away.
     Fred Foster was a native of Athens and a member of a large pioneer clan, whose antecedents were pioneers around Athens, Amesville, Belpre and points west. The story of their activities and achievements was well told a few years ago in a book by “Grandma” Brown, a grand old character of the old days. Close friends had conferred on decedent the title of “Colonel”, and Mrs. Foster recalls he was appointed a colonel while stationed in Kentucky. He was a kind and indulgent husband and father, tendering devoted to his home, and countless friends in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky will regret to hear of his death.
     Funeral services will be held at the Waugh Funeral Home by the Rev. L. A. Donally. The exact time had not been announced up to noon. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Col. William Wilford Foster invariably called Fred -- was the youngest son of William and Zimrhoda Carter Foster. He would have been 75 on May 27. As a boy in his teens Fred Foster was a handsome and rugged figure as he helped his father in the transportation business in Athens. His picturesque attire made him the envy of other male teenagers. (This writer knew him five years before he came in Gallipolis in the late ‘90’s to operate a bus line and help in managing the Park Central Hotel.) He was a star in home silent shows and his keen sense of humor made him a delightful companion.
     After leaving here, he served hotels in Charleston, Old Sweet Springs, W. Va. And Frankfort, Ky. On May 11, 1915, while still in Charleston, he married Billie George Spencer of Beckley. Returning to Gallipolis he engaged in the breeding of horses and had a passionate interest in trotters and pacers.
     He is survived by his wife and the following children: Dan, in the Marine Corps at Quantico, Va.; George and Johnnie, at home; Mrs. George (Mary) Kershaw, Gallipolis; Mrs. Nelson (Imogene) Wheeler, Ashland, Ky.; and Miss Glorianna, Bonn, Germany. Wilford, eldest of the Foster children, was a casualty of World War II. He was killed in France, April 1, 1945. Two daughters preceded the father in death. Surviving sisters are Mrs. Bertha Daily, Athens; Mrs. Elizabeth Humphrey, Corona, Cal.; and Mrs. Daisy Brown, Warren, O. Four sisters and two brothers are dead.
     Col. Foster was a life member of the Gallipolis Lodge of Elks. His greatest achievement perhaps was the founding of the Spring Hill Dairy. His health began to fail in 1944 and he retired from business the following year.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, April 13, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Foster, George Bicknell

     George B. Foster, 64, Chattanooga, Tenn., died Thursday, Dec. 24, 1992, from injuries received in a car wreck near Ripley, W. Va. Born July 7, 1928, in Gallipolis, the son of the late Fred and Billie Spencer Foster, he was an insurance executive with Chubb Life of Chattanooga.
     A U. S. Army veteran, he was a graduate of Ohio University. He is survived by his wife, Sheila Nash Foster of Chattanooga. Surviving include: two sons, Bary of Gallatin, Tenn., and William of Winston-Salem, N. C.; two daughters, Debra Boucherle of Cleveland and Cathy Terry of Delaware, Ohio; two stepsons, Clay and Damon Williamson, both of Huntington, W. Va.; and nine grandchildren.
     Also surviving are: three sisters, Mary Kershaw of Knoxville, Tenn., Jean Wheeler of Marietta and Gloriana Dougherty of Carbondale, Ill., and two brothers, Dan of Swansboro, N. C., and John of Gallipolis. He was preceded in death by two sisters.
     Services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Merritt officiating. Burial will follow in the Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call tonight from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 28, 1992
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Foster, Harry G.

H. G. Foster, 72, Succumbs
     Harry G. Foster, 72, a native of Gallia county, succumbed at his home in Mullins, W. Va., Wednesday. He was a retired railroad engineer. A brother of the late Dr. N. H. Foster, Gallipolis, Mr. Foster is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ella Houck, Lincoln Ridge and Charles Foster, Roanoke, Va. He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. Four children survive. Mr. Foster was the son of the late James and Nancy Waugh Foster.
     Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m., at the Foglesong Funeral Home in Mullins.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 15, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Foster, Howard W. “Joe”

Sgt. ‘Joe’ Foster Killed in Action
Death Occurred In November When Reported Missing
     With the liberation of prisoners in Europe the hope that had buoyed relatives of Sgt. Howard W. Foster, missing since last Nov. 21, for six months, was changed to poignant sorrow with the announcement that he had been killed in action in Germany on that date.
     The word came to his wife, Mrs. Naomi Vansickle Foster, at her home in Columbus on Friday, May 11. Sgt. Foster, better known here as “Joe”, was the son of the Mr. and Mrs. J. Everett Foster of Columbus, formerly of Gallipolis. He spent his boyhood here and attended Gallia Academy High School. He would have been 27 years old last Jan. 22. He entered service here Jan. 27, 1941 and had spent two years overseas.
     In addition to his wife and parents, there survive a 22 month-old daughter, Patricia Louise, three brothers and two sisters: Pvt. Wayne Foster and Sgt. Harvey Foster, both overseas and Johnny, at home; Mrs. Forrest Davis of Gallipolis and Mrs. Olen Taylor of Butte, Mont. Mrs. Taylor, who was with her husband, stationed in the far west, had come to visit her parents and was there when the sad news arrived. She is now here but will return to Columbus Wednesday and thence to Butte.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 14, 1945

Foster, Howard W.

     Sgt. Howard W. “Joe” Foster, who was reported as missing in action in Germany last November 21, was killed on that date, according to word to his wife, Mrs. Naomi Vansickle Foster, in Columbus, from the War Department, May 11th. “Joe” was reared here, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Everett Foster, who now live in Columbus. He was 27 years old and entered service at Gallipolis January 27, 1941, and had been overseas two years. His tragic death leaves a 22-month old daughter fatherless. He also leaves three brothers, Pvt. Wayne and Sgt. Harvey Foster, in foreign service, and Johnny, at home; and two sisters, Mrs. Olen Taylor of Butte, Mont., and Mrs. Forrest Davis of Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 21, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Foster, John Hewett

     GALLIPOLIS - John Hewett Foster, 65, Crown City Route 1, died at 10 p.m. Friday in Holzer Hospital, where he had been a patient since April 22. Mr. Foster was a carpenter and farmer and had spent his entire life in Gallia County. Born at Crown City, he was a son of the late James and Nancy Waugh Foster.
     Surviving are his wife, Crystal Sheets Foster, a niece, Mrs. Marcella Sandell, Jacksonville, who was reared in the Foster home; a sister, Mrs. Ross (Ella) Houck, Northup Route 1; two brothers, Harry, Mullins, W. Va., and Charles G., Roanoke, Va.  Three sisters and three brothers preceded him death.
     Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. (EST) in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home by the Rev. Hughey Jones. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.

Athens Sunday Messenger
April 24, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Foster, John Sherman

    John Sherman Foster, age 81, of Gallipolis (Kanauga Community), died December 24, 2012, at Cornerstone Hospital in Huntington. Born April 1, 1931, in Gallipolis, he was the son of the late Fred and Billie Spencer Foster. John was the last of his family, also being preceded by eight brothers and sisters.
John was involved in several businesses through the years, he was the owner and operator of the Foster Sign Company, and the Foster Mobile Home Park, and operated, with a partner, the excursion boat “The Susan A” for several years. He was a member of Morning Dawn Lodge #7, the Valley of Columbus Scottish Rite, and was a life member of the Point Pleasant River Museum.
     Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, from 5-7 p.m. Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m. by Morning Dawn Lodge #7. Entombment will follow at a later date at Legacy Memorial Gardens in Cross Lanes, W.Va. An online registry is available at waugh-halley-wood.com.

Sunday Times Sentinel
January 27, 2013
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Foster, Margaret Ann "Peggy" [Petrofky]

     Peggy Ann Foster, wife of Tom Foster, died suddenly on Monday, Aug. 4, 2008. Her early years were spent in Manhaset, N.Y. She was a graduate of Rollins College and called Boca Raton, Fla. her home for the past 20 years.
     Peggy is survived by her loving husband Tom, mother Marge and brother Bill. A memorial service will be celebrated on Monday, Aug. 11, 2008 to honor her life and cherish her memory. Arrangements are by the Babione Funeral Home, Boca Raton.

Sunday Times Sentinel
Sunday, Aug 10, 2008
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                      Top of Page


Foster, Peter

     Died, in the village of Harrisburgh, in Raccoon township, on the 27th ult., Mr. Peter Foster, in the 28th year of his age. The deceased has left a bereaved wife and two children to mourn their irreparable loss. He exhorted his friends in his last illness to meet him in a fairer clime. His death loudly admonishes them that "this world and the things thereof passeth away, that he only that doeth the will of God abideth forever." S.W.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 13, 1854
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Foster, Philip

     VINTON - Philip Foster, 74, Rt. 1, Bidwell (Evergreen Community), died Friday in Holzer Medical Center. He was the owner/operator of the Skidmore-Foster Coal Co. and the Gallipolis Block Co. until his retirement in Apr. 1989.
     Born Jan. 4, 1916, in Perrysburg, N.Y., son of the late Walter and Margaret McEvoy Foster, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Skidmore Foster, an 18 year employee of The Gallipolis Daily Tribune, in 1985.
     A 1934 graduate of Hamburg (N.Y.) High School, he served in the U.S. Army in 1941-1943 and was discharged with the rank of Captain. He was a graduate of the Officers Candidate School. Among his accomplishments, he was instrumental in building the North Gallia High School football field and served two terms on the North Gallia Local Board of Education.
     Surviving are a son, Thomas R. Foster of Green Bay, Wis.; a daughter, Margaret E. Layne of Rt. 1, Bidwell; a granddaughter, Leigh Ann Layne of Rt. 1, Bidwell; and a brother, John Foster of Turlock, Calif.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Monday in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with the Rev. C. J. Lemley officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-5 and 7-9 pm. Sunday.

Sunday Times Sentinel
Sunday, March 25, 1990
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Foster, William H.

WILLIAM FOSTER, NATIVE OF GALLIA, DIES IN PRINCETON
     William H. Foster, 74, a native of Guyan twp., died at 5:30 p.m. at his home in Princeton, W.Va. He was a retired superintendent of the Virginia Railroad yards and was a former mayor of Mullins, W.Va. He was born on Dec. 31, 1885 to the late James and Nancy Waugh Foster. His marriage was to the former Emma Mae Swain and she preceded him in death on April 29, 1958. They were married in September 1910 at Crown City. 
     He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Helen Penn, of Princeton, W.Va., and two grandsons.  Sisters and brothers who survive are Mrs. Ella Houck, Mrs. Edith Notter, and John Foster all of Crown City, Harry Foster of Mullins, W.Va., and Charles Foster of Roanoke, Va. Two brothers of this county who preceded him in death were Dr. N. Howard Foster and Hobart Foster. 
     He was a member of the Princeton Methodist church, a 32-degree Mason, a Shrine and Elk.  Services will be held at 2  p.m. Tuesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Rev. Warren H. Wilson will officiate and burial will follow in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Supplied by Joe Swain; newspaper and date of death unknown---headstone just says 1960
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                             Top of Page


Foster, William (Billy) [William Winfred, Jr.]

‘Billy’ Foster Killed In France
     William (Billy) Foster, oldest of the children of Col. and Mrs. Fred Foster, was killed in or near Nancy, France on Easter Sunday. Word to that effect was received by the family this morning from the war department.
The terse message indicated that Billy, who was in the air corps, was the victim of some kind of vehicle accident. A letter more enlightening was promised.
     Mrs. Foster was overwhelmed by the tragic news; and the blow was a terrific one for the father, who had not been well for months, and to the other members of the family. Billy was in the upper 20’s and a close friend said he had been overseas more than two years.

[Note: 4/7/1916 - 4/1/1945]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 20, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fouts, Charles E.

     CHESAPEAKE - Charles E. Fouts, 82, of Ironton, died Friday morning at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland, Ky.
     Born May 23, 1903 in Lawrence County, Ohio to the late John and Minnie Adams Fouts, he was a self-employed carpenter and a member of Carpenters Local 472.
     Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Roland (Juanita) Noe of Gallipolis, three grandsons and one great grandson. He was preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers.
     Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Schneider Funeral Home in Chesapeake with Rev. Hearl Adkins officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton. Friends may call from 5 - 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Tribune
Mar. 9, 1986
Transcribed by J. Farley


Fowler, Dollie

     Mrs. Dollie F. Fowler, 72, who resided at Rt. 1, Crown City, died at the Holzer Medical Center at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 28. She had been in failing health for the past five years.
     Mrs. Fowler was born on October 18, 1905 in Arkansas, daughter of James A. and Mary Agnes (Gray) Tredway. She married Emile O. Fowler on March 1, 1924. He preceded her in death along with a son and a grandson. She was a member of the God Hope Baptist Church.
     Survivors include two sons; Buddy Joe of Crown City; James William (Bill) of Scottown, one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Doris) Wade of Gallipolis; two granddaughters; two grandsons, two great-grandsons; two sisters, Rose, of Crown City and Pearl Bias of Barboursville, WV; three brothers, Andy of Crown City; George of Scottown and James of Pritchard, WV and several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the Centerpoint Baptist Church at Polkadotte, Ohio.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 29, 1978
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Fowler, Emile

Emile Fowler, WWI Veteran Is Dead At Age 66
     Emile Fowler, 66, a veteran of World War I and a farmer, died at 9:12 p.m. Tuesday in Veterans Hospital at Huntington. He resided on Rt. 1 Crown City (Williams Creek community).
     Mr. Fowler was born at Crown City Oct. 3, 1896, son of the late William and Nancy Kerns Fowler. His marriage to the former Dolly Treadway took place March 4, 1924, and she survives, along with three children, Bill of Scottown, Mrs. Doris Wade of Gallipolis and Buddy, at home. There are three grandchildren. Three surviving sisters are Mrs. Davis Myers of Lecta, Mrs. Elma Sheets of Columbus and Mrs. Myrta Sheets of Gallipolis.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Locust Grove Methodist Church on Greasy Ridge. Rev. Ben Pinson will officiate, and burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of the Phillips Funeral Home. Friends may call at the late home after 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

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


Fowler, Lewis

     DIED - in this city, May 26th, 1887, Lewis Fowler, aged 33 years, 4 months and 19 days.  The funeral services were held from the late residence on Second street, Saturday afternoon, at 3 o’clock.  Burial at Mound Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, June 1, 1887
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Fowler, Marshall

Marshall Fowler Dies Tuesday Evening
     Gallipolis and Gallia County were shocked Tuesday evening when it was learned that Marshall H. Fowler, 45, Gallipolis banker, had died at 4:30 p.m. at the Holzer Hospital following a coronary attack.
     Mr. Fowler had gone to his place of employment as head of the Consumer Loan Department of the Ohio Valley Bank Tuesday morning but not feeling well had returned to his home. His wife took him to the Gallipolis Clinic where his condition worsened and he was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he was admitted at 12:10 p.m.
     Marshall Herdon Fowler was born on Nov. 19, 1914, at Crown City, to the late Omer Fowler and Sylvia Harrison Fowler, who survives and lives at 821 Second Avenue. He graduated from Gallia Academy High School and then started his business career. His first employment was with the Standard Oil Co. and later he was employed with the Beckett Oil Co.
     His banking career started with the Commercial and Savings Bank where he remained five years, going from there to the Ohio Valley Bank, where he rose to assistant cashier and with the founding of the Consumer Loan Department he became its first manager. He had been at the Ohio Valley for 14 years.
     Mr. Fowler was active in many circles. At the time of his death he was Superintendent of the First Baptist Church Sunday School. A member of that church, he was a trustee and on the board of deacons and lent his services in many fields, which included singing as a member of the Judson Four Quartet. He was a member of Morning Dawn Lodge of Masons and was an officer of Gallipolis Chapter, Royal Arch Masons. In every respect he was one of the most likeable and worthy citizen of the city and deserved the success that came his way.
     He met and married the former Alma Steward on Aug. 19, 1934 and she survives along with two daughters, Ruth Ann at the family home on Oakwood Dr. and Miss Carol Jean Fowler, a graduate of Holzer School of Nursing, and now employed at University Hospital in Columbus. In addition to the mother, he is survived in his immediate family by a sister, Mrs. Claude (Beatrice) Evans of Gallipolis.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church. Dr. Howard G. Young will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery under the direction of Wetherholt-Elliott-Sanders Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. The body will lie in state at the church from 1-2 p.m. Friday.

[Note: died Jan. 13, 1960]

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


Fowler, Mary [Brown]

     Mary "Granny" Fowler, 69, Plants Subdivision, Circle Drive, Gallipolis, died this morning in Pinecrest Care Center. Born Dec. 10, 1916, in Gallipolis daughter of the late Jacob Milton and Bernice Brown, she was a member of the First Baptist Church.
     She married J. Henry Fowler, who survives, on Dec. 3, 1933, at Leon. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Carol) Robinson and Mrs. Delbert (Nancy) Clark, both of Gallipolis; a sister, Helen Welker of Gallipolis; a brother, Charles J. Brown of Gallipolis; and five grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lucy Taylor, and by a granddaughter.
     Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph Godwin officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Apr. 18, 1982
Transcribed by J. Farley


Fowler, Mary [Morgan]

Mrs. E. E. Fowler Dies in the Hospital Saturday
     Mrs. Mary Morgan Fowler, 72, wife of Dr. E.E. Fowler, passed away Saturday morning at 6:30 o'clock in the Holzer hospital at Gallipolis. She had been confined to the hospital for several weeks, following a stroke of paralysis.
     She was a daughter of the late David J. and Mary Morgan. Dr. and Mrs. Fowler have resided many years in Oak Hill where he was a practicing physician. Both have been in declining health for several years.
     In addition to her husband the following brothers and sisters survive: Mrs. Catherine Davis, Mrs. A.W. Reynolds, Mrs. Lott Campbell, all of Columbus; Mrs. Byron Bing of Pomeroy; Mrs. Joe Donnally of Gallipolis; Dr. John F. Morgan of Joplin, Mo.; Dr. Gomer Morgan of Richville, Mo.; Dr. E.T. Morgan, Dr. E.H. Morgan, both of Marion; James F. Morgan and C.F. Morgan, also of Columbus.
     Funeral services were held Monday morning at the Oak Hill M.E. church, with Rev. F.M. Moon officiating.
Interment was made in the Tyn Rhos cemetery.

......in another clipping                                                                                   Top of Page

Fowler Burial Tyn Rhos
     Mrs. Mame Fowler, who died Saturday in Holzer Hospital was buried Monday in Tyn Rhos cemetery beside the graves of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David J. Morgan, following funeral services at 10 o'clock at her late home in Oak Hill by Rev. Samuel Whilding of Jackson.
     In addition to her husband, Dr. E.E. Fowler, Mrs. Fowler is survived by six brothers and five sisters: Dr. John F. Morgan of Joplin, Mo., Dr. Gomer Morgan of Rushville, Mo., Dr. Everett and Dr. Theodore Morgan of Marion, James and Fremont Morgan, Mrs. Arthur Reynolds, Mrs. Kate Davis, Mrs. Lot Campbell of Columbus, Mrs. Byron Bing of Pomeroy and Mrs. Joseph Donnally of Gallipolis.
     Mrs. Donnally and daughter, Julia, Mr. and Mrs. John Priestley, Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Priestley, Mr. and Mrs. Claire Rodgers and daughter were relatives from here in attendance at the funeral.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth July 31, 1863; date of death December 7, 1935; mother Mary Davis.]

Newspaper (prob. December 1935, Gallipolis and possibly Oak Hill/Jackson) clippings found in the Simmerman files, Morgan file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Fowler, Minnie [Brown]

Mrs. Fowler, 75, Dies Sunday
     Mrs. Minnie Brown Fowler, 74, died at her home, 1125-½ Second Ave., at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. She was in poor health for several years and had been unconscious for the past two weeks. Mrs. Fowler was born in Gallipolis on July 12, 1883, the daughter of the late Emerson and Mary Kraus Brown. She was one of four children and the last of her family. Her brother, Jake, died on Feb. 11, 1958. Her only son, Raymond, died four years ago. Mrs. Fowler was an employe of the Gallia Produce Co. for 24 years.
     She was married to George E. Fowler on Oct. 7, 1939, who survives. Other survivors are a daughter by a previous marriage, Mrs. Erma Jeffers of Van Nuys, Calif., and the following stepchildren, Tony Fowler of Middleport, Henry Fowler and Mrs. Rilla Rusk, of Gallipolis and George and Paul of Columbus.
     Mrs. Fowler was a member of the First Baptist church and the French City Chapter, Daughters of America. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals with Rev. W. H. Green officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s until the hour of the service. Pallbearers will be Luther, Denver, Hurl, Verne, Harvey, Fred, Herbert and Everette Brown.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 9, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fowler, Victoria

Obituary
     Mrs. Victoria Sowards Fowler was born August 29, 1847 and died at her home in Gallipolis on Jan. 12, 1929, at 7 p.m.; aged 81 years, 4 months and 13 days. She was born in Lawrence County, Ohio; but spent most of her life in Gallia County. She was a member of one of the oldest pioneer families of this section and was the last member of a large family.
     She was married to Elijah F. Fowler in 1868. Her husband died many years ago, leaving her with three small children whom she reared and educated. Her only daughter, Mrs. Emma J. Simms, of whom she was deeply devoted, died in 1921. Her two sons, John H. at home and Isaac F. of Rio Grande, both survive her. She was a deeply religious woman, a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church and a devoted mother, always ready to sacrifice herself for her family. She leaves a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends to mourn their loss. Her body was laid to rest in the Calvary Cemetery at Rio Grande.

Some day, when fades the golden sun
Beneath the rosy-tinted west,
My blessed Lord shall say "Well done"
And I shall be laid to rest.

Some day, till then I'll watch and wait,
My lamp all trimmed and burning bright.
That when my Savior opens the gate
My soul to Him may take flight.

Gallipolis Paper
Jan. 12, 1929
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Fox, Ester B. [Bing]

Gallia Native Dies, Services are Held
     Services were held Saturday at Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel in Columbus for Mrs. Ester B. Fox, 85, a native of Gallia county and the widow of Anson Fox. Mrs. Fox died in Doctors Hospital on Thursday. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
     She was a member of the Glenwood Methodist church. Mrs. Fox, a member of the Bing family, was preceded in death by a brother, Simon Bing, former president of Rio Grande College, and a sister, Mrs. Margaret B. McCormick, the first woman elected to a Gallia county office (clerk of courts). Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery at Delaware.

[Note: Died in 1963]

Gallipolis Tribune
No date
Transcribed by Pamela L. Smith


Fox, Nell

     MARION - Nell Fox, 81, of 550 S. Prospect Street, Marion, died at 2:20 p.m. Friday in Community Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 11,1891, in Rio Grande, daughter of the late Will O. and Mary Kyre Evans. Mrs. Fox was a member of the Rio Grande Baptist Church.. She resided in Marion the past 50 years. She is survived by her husband, John F. Fox, whom she married in Mansfield on Dec. 13, 1927; four daughters; a son; one sister; 13 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren survive.
     Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the Boyd Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be in the Marion Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. today.

The Daily Sentinel
January 21, 1973
Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason


Fox, Reese

Reese Fox, 82, Dies Tuesday Morning
Rodney Resident Was Member of Pioneer Gallia County Family
     Reese Fox, member of a prominent pioneer family and a highly respected citizen, died about 7 o’clock Tuesday morning at his home at Rodney. Mr. Fox was 82 years of age and spent his entire life in Gallia county. He had been in failing health for several years since suffering a stroke of paralysis, but was able to be up and about his home, when a second stroke soon after he had risen Tuesday was fatal.
     He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucinda Allison Fox and six children, three sons and three daughters; Roscoe, of Rodney, Fletcher, of Tuscola, Ill., Marcus, of Columbus, Mrs. Neva Scarberry, of Wellston, Mrs. Electa Martin, of Huntington, and Mrs. Elma Robinson, Garfield Ave., this city.
     Funeral arrangements which were not completed at this time will be announced Wednesday.

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


Fox, Roscoe

Roscoe Fox, 83, Former Rodney Postmaster, Dies
     Roscoe Fox, 83, longtime postmaster and general store operator at Rodney, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday at the home of his only child and daughter at 2163 Donald Ave., Huntington. His daughter, Mrs. Fred Rotroff, wife of a prominent Huntington business man and political leader, was not at home when death came to her father. She was in New York City where her husband is being treated in a hospital. A sister had been with him for about a month.
     He was a native of the Rodney community and spent all of his life there until after the death of his wife, the former Ola McCormick, several years ago, when he went to live with the daughter. He was born on March 8, 1875, the son of the late Rees and Jane Miller Fox. Survivors of his immediate family are a brother and two sisters, Mrs. Bert Robinson of Garfield Ave., Mrs. W. G. Scarberry of Columbus, wife of a former Gallipolis school superintendent, and Fletcher of Tuscola, Ill.
     Fox was a member of the Grange and Rodney Methodist church. Funeral services will be held at the Rodney Methodist church at 2 p.m. Friday. Rev. Mr. Eyre, a former pastor of that church, will officiate and burial will follow in Calvary cemetery at Rio Grande under the direction of the Steele Funeral home of Huntington. Pallbearers will be Ishmael Gillespie, Paul Owens, Robert Ball, W. S. Fanning, Carl Ewing and Raymond DeLille. Friends may call at the Steele Funeral home today and until the funeral party starts for Gallia County. Fox was a former director in the Gallia County Produce Co.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 13, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fraley, William F.

Former Deputy Sheriff Dies Sunday Morning
Funeral for William Fraley At Baptist Church Wednesday
     William F. Fraley, a well known and highly respected citizen of this city, died Sunday morning, Oct. 27, after a week's illness. Mr Fraley, who has been employed at the O.H.E. for the past three years, had been away from his work the past week and it was thought his condition was improving, when death came suddenly from a heart attack.
     Mr. Fraley would have been fifty-nine years old had he lived until Dec. 6,. He was a Deputy Sheriff under Ira Mills and also during a former term of present Sheriff Charles Swanson.
     He is survived by his wife and nine children, Mrs. Ruby Farris, of Portsmouth, Misses Myrtle, Fairie and Georgie Fraley of Columbus, Mary, Margaret, Ernestine, Patty Lou, Billie and Ray at home. He also leaves two brothers, John and Emmett Fraley of this city; a sister, Mrs. John Bostic of Columbus; three grandchildren and three step-children.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Baptist Church. Rev. George Sagen, officiating. Burial in Pine Street Cemetery in charge of A.E. Tope.

[Note: William Frederick Fraley was born Jan. 6, 1870 in Guyan Township and died Oct. 27, 1929; aged 59 years 10 months and 21 days. Wife: Sula B. Mayberry. Parents: G.W. Fraley and Mary Beckle. Possible cause of death: Indigestion and pressure on heart.]

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


France, Dianna Mae

     GALLIPOLIS - Dianna Mae France, 45, of Gallipolis, died Saturday morning, September 8, 2001 at her residence. She was born October 8, 1955 in Gallipolis, daughter of the late Logan France and Betty Mitchell France of Gallipolis. She was a homemaker, and a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church.
     In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Denise France of Gallipolis; a brother, Tony Watson of Gallipolis; a granddaughter, Shaquellia Lewis of Gallipolis; a grandson, Dante Lewis of Gallipolis; a niece, Caitlin Caldwell of Gallipolis; an uncle, Richard Mitchell of Gallipolis; and special friends, Thomas Westbrook of Gallipolis, Marie Johnson of Columbus, and Jacqueline Keitt of Gallipolis.
     Services were held at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gene Armstrong officiating. Burial was in Pine Street Cemetery. Visitation was held in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 11, 2001 from 6-9 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to service on Wednesday, September 12, 2001. Pallbearers were Glendon Vinson, Daryl Canaday, Jimmy Neal, Larry Dudley, Rodney Geiger and Jimmy Mitchell.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, September 12, 2001
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


France, Iva [Brothers]

     Iva (Brothers) France, 86, 238 First Avenue, Gallipolis, died Tuesday morning at Holzer Medical Center.
She was retired after 25 years at the Gallipolis Clinic and was a foster grandparent for Gallipolis Development Center for several years.
     She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a member of the Royal Neighbors of America.
Born March 10, 1902 in Gallipolis, she was the daughter of the late frank and Christine (Miller) Brothers.
She is survived by two sons, Paul Edward France and Robert E. France, both of Gallipolis; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Jenny Morehouse.
     Graveside services will be Thursday 10 a.m. at the Pine Street Cemetery with the Rev. Joseph Godwin officiating. There will be no calling hours. The family requests no flowers. Arrangements were handled by the Willis Funeral Home.

[Note: died Oct. 4, 1988]

Gallipolis Paper
October, 1988
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Frank, Harry [Silverman]

     Mrs. Harry Frank died at her residence in this city on last Wednesday night, a few minutes after eleven o'clock, aged sixty-six years.
     She was born in Walsdorf, Germany, and came to this country when quite young. She was married forty-eight years ago, at Cincinnati, to Mr. Harry Frank. Four children were born to them, three of whom are living - Jacob H. and Samuel Frank, who are in business in this city, and Mrs. William Sutton, of Chicago.
     Mrs. Frank was taken sick some time since, but she seemed to get better after the first attack, and her many friends hoped she would soon be well again. The fatal relapse, however, came, and the body was too greatly weakened to resist it, and death brought an end to her sufferings.
On Thursday afternoon her body was taken to Cincinnati, and the funeral services were held at the Hebrew Chapel there.
     A good woman, a devoted wife and mother has gone to her eternal rest. Her life was blameless, and filled with good works that will live forever. She possessed all the graces and accomplishments of the true and perfect woman, and her memory will be cherished by all who knew her. She was charitable and kind in her intercourse with the world. The poor knew her to bless her, and the community recognized her commanding qualities and mourn their loss.
     To the striken husband and children our sympathies are extended. Their loss is beyond estimate, but the consolation remains that she, who was so dearly loved while on earth, is receiving the reward of a well-spent life in the embraces of the Heavenly Father.
     Mrs. Frank was a sister of Samuel and Simon Silverman, of this city. Dost think the loved one sleeping there so sweetly. The calm smile frozen on the dear, dead face, Would take again her sad life in her keeping, Would feel her heart still beat in its old place?

Ah, no, for her there'll be no sad to-morrows,
In which to sit in dumb and speechless pain;
No silent partings, while her heart is breaking
O'er loved ones that she fain would clasp again.
Go, rather weep at life and for the living,
For hearts that still go hungering to be fed;
Around you cast your tears and smiles and kisses,
The quick hath need of them and not the dead.

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


Frank, Leopold

Death of Leopold Frank
     Mr. Leopold Frank, of whose long continued illness, the Journal has made frequent mention, passed away at half-past four o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his residence on Third Street. He had been afflicted more or less with stomach trouble for the past twenty years, but since two years ago he had been too poorly to attend to any business whatever.
     He had been a resident of this town for the last forty years and as merchant and stock dealer became well known to nearly every citizen of the county. He accumulated quite a fortune but met with reverses in stock operations.
     He was a brother of Harry, Moses and Henry Frank, all well known businessmen but Harry and Moses alone survive him. He was the youngest of the family and his age at death was seventy years. His wife died about six years ago. He leaves children Jacob, Aaron, Nettie, Samuel, Lillie and Rosa, all of adult age.
     His remains were taken to Cincinnati for burial on the Telegraph this Thursday morning, the religious services and burial taking place at Walnut Hills tomorrow (Friday). They were accompanied by Messrs. Harry, Frank, his brother and Aaron, his son, who will be met on their arrival there.
     Mr. Frank was possessed of many virtues, being in his best days full of energy and business capacity and a popular businessman with the farmers with whom he manly dealt and by whom he will be greatly missed.
Mr. Jacob Frank of Baltimore, telegraphed that he will be home today.

Gallipolis Journal
May 17, 1893
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Frank, Moses

Moses Frank Dead

     News was received here this afternoon by the Franks and Silvermans that Moses Frank, of Cincinnati, had died this morning suddenly. He was in the 80s and the last of the four brothers so well known here, Henry, Leopold, Harry and himself. Moses lived here for a great many years and he and wife will be well remembered. His last place of business was on Court street where he had a mammoth clothing store. He was very genial and exceedingly popular. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Silverman. Some of the family will go down. He celebrated his golden wedding five years ago. He is survived by his wife, son Henry, daughters Mrs. Goldsmith, Miss Pauline Frank, Miss Sarah and Miss Mame Frank and another son Lew out West. The time of funeral is not known.

Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
July 17, 1905
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page

Frank, Nettie

Death of Miss Frank
     We feared from all accounts Saturday of Miss Nettie Frank's condition that her recovery was impossible and our apprehensions proved true, she passing away this Monday morning, Feb. 15, 1909, in her 51st. year.
Miss Frank had been but little more than an invalid for the past year, having severe seizures of sickness in that time from which she rallied when almost the last gleam of hope had fled. She started in the winter poorly but nearly held her own, until about three weeks ago when she was prostrated. It was not then deemed that her condition was hopeless at all and she was tenderly nursed and cared for with every hope that she would again rally until about last Wednesday when her condition became most critical. Friday she sank into a comatose condition and was practically unconscious, until the end came.
     Her body, in care of Mr. Simon Silverman and her brother-in-law Mr. Harry DeHaan, will be taken to Cincinnati Tuesday morning on the Hocking Valley and the funeral services will be conducted at the Walnut Hills Chapel Wednesday morning, interment being at Walnut Hills Cemetery beside her relatives.
     Miss Frank was the third oldest child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Frank and was greatly liked by all who knew her, for her sunny, happy disposition and kindly, charitable ways. The poor found her an ever ready helper in their hour of need and she will be greatly missed by them. In the home circle she was looked up to for her good judgement and motherly authority, that fell to her by the death of her parents.
     Her mother died Sept. 28, 1887, her father May 10, 1893, her brother Samuel Nov. 26, 1902 and her brother Aaron May 20, 1908, leaving of her family surviving Jacob, Mrs. W.D. Schurtz and Mrs. DeHaan, the last of Pittsburgh, who arrived too late to see her clothed in her right mind. In all the time since her mother's death she had filled her place as best she could and her death has caused a feeling of loneliness and desolation in the household that is hard to bear. Miss Frank will be kindly remembered by a host of friends.
     She knew the end was not far away and told her friends so, but her heart was right and though she regretted that she must go, she went without fear or repining and is at rest with peace and in loving remembrance. Her will leaves all to Mrs. Schurtz, her sister.

[Note: Death Certificate..Born Aug. 6, 1859; died Feb. 15, 1909. Mother's first name was Pauline but no late name known. Both her parents were born in Germany.]

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


Frank, Pauline

     Mrs. Leopold Frank died last Wednesday night, after a lingering illness, at her home, corner of Court and Third Sts. Mrs. Frank was extensively known in this county, having for many years given a personal supervision to her business. She was a very industrious woman and will be sadly missed. She leaves a husband and several children. She was a very charitable lady; the needy always found relief at her hands. No one, suffering for want, ever went empty handed from her door. As was said of another:

The sick she soothed, the hungry fed,
Bade care and sorrow fly,
And loved to raise the downcast head
Of friendless poverty.

     The remains were taken to Cincinnati for interment.

[Note: Death Certificate..born 1831 France; died Sept 28, 1887 Gallipolis.]

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


Frankhouser, David

     David Frankhouser, 68, 8203 Cliffside Drive, Gallipolis, died Sunday morning at Holzer Medical Center. Born May 1, 1921, in West Virginia, he was the son of the late Cliff S. and Cora May (Morris) Frankhouser.
He was a retired maintenance employee of the Gallipolis Developmental Center. He was the last of his immediate family.
     Services will be Tuesday 7:30 p.m. at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, waterhole Chapel in Gallipolis, with the Rev. John Jackson officiating. Burial will be Wednesday in the Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday after 7 p.m.

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


Franklin, Benjamin Lincoln

Thursday at 63
     Benjamin Lincoln Franklin, 63, a resident of Porter, and a retired iron worker died at 1:10 p.m. Thursday in Holzer hospital. He had been hospitalized several days, and had been in declining health for several months.
     Mr. Franklin was born in Mason county, W. Va., Feb. 23, 1900, son of the late Lincoln and Elizabeth Porter Franklin. He was twice married, his first being to the former Nellie Reynolds on May 27, 1927, and she preceded him in death in November, 1948. Three sons and three daughters who survive that union are James Franklin of Pt. Pleasant, William Franklin of Columbus, John Franklin, serving in the Army, Mrs. Harry (Betty) Huntsman of Zanesville, Mrs. Jim (Mary) Pegg of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Clarence (Ruth) Hash of Vinton Rt. There are 15 grandchildren.
     His second marriage was to the former Nellie Kingrey, who survives. Mrs. Franklin is supervisor of lunchrooms in Gallipolis city schools. Other survivors are a half-brother and two half-sisters, James Lester Goodall of Dayton, Mrs. Alma Waugh of Fallensville, W. Va., and Elsie Adkins of Buckhannon, W. Va.
     Mr. Franklin was a member of Masonic Lodge at Vinton and the Ironworkers Union. Masonic services will be held at the McCoy Funeral home at 8 p.m. Saturday. Last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral hone. Rev. John Hershman and Rev. Leroy Freeman will officiate, and burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be Denver Walker, Paul Phillips, Walter Neal, Dick Lawhorn, M. B. Martin and Gerald McCarley.

[Note: Died August 6, 1964]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 7, 1964
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Franklin, Elize

     Near Rodney on the 5th of April, 1862 , Elize Franklin, son of T. M. and S. E. Bing, aged 2 years and 13 days.  

Gallipolis Journal, 3 Jul 1862

Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page


Franklin, Fannie

     Fannie M. Franklin, 83, Point Pleasant, died at 10:13 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 1988 at Pleasant Valley Hospital after a short illness. Born Dec. 28, 1904 in Chester, Ohio, to the late Mandy and Ed Peck, she was a retired Lakin State Hospital employee and a former foster grandparent.
     She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Franklin, in 1963, and by four sons, Robert, James, Raymond and Guy Franklin.
     Surviving are seven daughters, Virginia Hoy, Irene Harris, Mrs. Ralph (Phyllis) Taylor, all of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Earl (Hattie) Jordan and Mrs. David (Pauline) Jackson, both of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. William (Anna) Lewis of California adn Helen Burton, Dayton, Ohio; two sons, Harry and Richard franklin, both of Point Pleasant; 34 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren.
     Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Crow-Huissell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Gilbert Craig officiating. Burial will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery in Point Pleasant. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Tribune
November 1988
Transcribed by J. Farley


Franklin, Ira M.

Ira M. Franklin Dies At Eureka
Brain Tumor Fatal To Lover Of River After Two Years
     A two-year illness of tumor or cancer on the brain proved fatal at 11:30 a. m. Tuesday to Ira M. Franklin, 31, who died at the home of his parents, James C. and Ruby Thomas Franklin, Eureka.
Although friends knew that death was near, for he had been in dangerous if not critical condition for a year after an operation at the Point Pleasant Clinic, they were saddened when the news was spread. Dubbed “a goodhearted boy” by all his associates, young Franklin had always lived on the river, loved it, and spent much of his time fishing and boating. His room faced the river so that he could always see it. It was his request to be buried on a spot overlooking the Ohio.
     He was born July 15, 1915, at Eureka. He married Evelyn Clark, Eureka, April 18, 1937, at Greenup, Ky., became the father of James C. Franklin, now 8, but was divorced.
     Survivors include the son, his parents, and these brothers and sisters: Mrs. Marguerite Phillips, Columbus (with whom he made his home for a time when he went to the state capital to consult physicians); Mrs. Louise Long, Eureka; Mrs. Dorothy Porter, Bladen; James R. Franklin, Mercerville Route One; Willard Tom Franklin, Erie, Pa.; Mrs. Ruby Richeson, Columbus; Robert Franklin, Columbus; and Charles L. and Betty Lou Franklin, at home.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Eureka Methodist Church, the Rev. Floyd Workman officiating. Burial will be made in Mound Hill cemetery. The body will be moved from the Miller Home for Funerals this evening to his parents’ home where friends may call.

Gallipolis Tribune
Mar 1947
Transcribed by Lew Casey                                                                               Top of Page


Franklin, Isadora (Dora) [Bush]

Mrs. I. Franklin, 86, Dies at Eureka
Funeral Is Set For 2 [o'clock] Saturday At Bethel Church
     Mrs. Isadora Bush Franklin, widow of Ira (Bub) Franklin, died about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at her home at Eureka. She had been ill for an extended period with complications from her advanced age. She was in her 87th year.
     Survivors are a son, James C. Franklin of Bladen; a daughter, Mrs. Della Bell of Cleveland; a sister, Mrs. W.S. Lanthorn, Gallipolis; eleven grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.
     Friends will be received at her late home after 5 p.m. today. Funeral services is set for Saturday, 2 p.m. at Bethel Methodist Church, back of Bladen, with Rev. Floyd Workman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery by F.I. Stevers.

[Note: stone. 1859-1946. Death Certificate born Sept. 21, 1859 Mason County, VA/WV; died May 15, 1946, Clay Township, Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio; 86 years, 7 months and 24 days of age. Parents Cornelius Bush and Viola Peck]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Franklin, James Carter

Gallipolitan Dies at Noted W. Va. Springs
Recent Reunion Of James Carter And Daughter Here Recalled By His Death
     Death of a former Gallipolitan, who had known many of the celebrities of the nation, is told about in the following dispatch:
     WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. VA. FEB/3 (AP)--No hand filled with food greeted the hawks and chipmunks and squirrels at this resort's spring house today--for old James Franklin was dead in his little room. For 50 years the former slave had filled the cups of presidents and royalty with the waters from the spring.
     He never forgot the animals and birds. They came each day to eat from his hand.
"I had a good master when I was a slave," Franklin often told guests, "but I sure was glad to have my freedom." He went to Ohio upon liberation, but returned to Greenbrier county shortly after the Civil War.
His only relative is a daughter who lives in Ohio.
     The daughter referred to is Mrs. Martha Fulton, wife of John Fulton, who live at 60 Pine st. Last Thanksgiving day the father and daughter were reunited at the Fulton home. Then they had their first glimpse of each other since the daughter was a tot of three years. That was back in the '90s. On Sept. 22 The Tribune carried a story about the two having begun a correspondence and of having planned a reunion.
     During his years in Gallipolis Franklin bore the name of Carter but reassumed the name of Franklin his slave name, on going to White Sulphur, which is near the plantation at Lewisburg where he was born and reared. In Gallipolis he was a blacksmith and here he married Sheila Anderson, who died less than three years ago.
     Franklin last saw his daughter when she was visiting Columbus relatives and thereafter lost trace of his family. That his daughter was still alive and living in Gallipolis he learned last summer from A. P. Kerr, who, stopping at the famous spring, fell into conversation with [...remainder was cut off.]

[Note: From death certificate (wvculture.org/death search) year of birth about 1861; date of death February 2, 1938, about 76 years; father Adam Franklin; mother Angeline Ware; burial White Sulphur CE.]

Newspaper (prob. February 1938, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Cousins file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans                                                                 Top of Page


Franklin, James E.

     GALLIPOLIS - James Earl Franklin, 39, Gallipolis Route 1, who died in an auto crash near Cheshire, was born in Gallia County, a son of the late Benjamin L. and Nellie Franklin. He was a member of Bridge Workers Constructual Steel Union, Iron Workers Union of Pomeroy, Masonic Lodge, Eagles and Moose Lodges.
     Surviving are three daughters, Nell Louise, Cynthia Ann and Paula Kay, all of Cheshire; a stepmother, Nell Franklin; two brothers, Staff Sgt. John C. Franklin in Vietnam and William R. Franklin, Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Orville (Mary) Pegg, Bell, Calif., Mrs. Harry (Betty) Huntsman, Zanesville, and Mrs. Clarence (Ruth Ellen) Hash, Bidwell.
     Funeral services will be announced by McCoy Funeral Home of Vinton.

Athens Messenger
Monday, August 5, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Franklin, James Roy

J. R. Franklin, World War II Veteran, Dies
     James Roy Franklin, 46, a World War II veteran, and resident of 73 Mill Creek Rd., died at 12:45 p. m. Saturday in Holzer hospital, where he was a patient for eighteen hours. Mr. Franklin had been in ill health for two years, and had previously been a patient in the Veterans Hospital at Dayton, and in a Columbus hospital.
Mr. Franklin was a former river, and steel worker, and his recent employment was in operating the Certified Oil Co. station. He served in the Navy during World War II, and had previously been in the Merchant Marines. He was member of the Eagles Lodge.
     He was born at Eureka April 5, 1917, one of ten children born to James and Ruby Thomas Franklin. He is survived by five sisters and three brothers, Tom of Erie, Pa., Robert, Charles, Mrs. Merrill (Margaret) Phillips, and Mrs. Walter (Janie) Richesson, all of Columbus, Mrs. William (Louise) O’Conner of Conway, Ark., Mrs. Clyde (Dorothy) Porter of Bladen, and Mrs. Marvin (Betty) Griffin of Gallipolis. Four Children, who survive, are Mrs. Charles (Yolanda) Freese of Columbus, James Roger Franklin, serving with the Marine Corps at Camp Lejuene, N. C., Irene, a student at Gallia Academy and Nelson, a student at Clay School.
     Services will be held at 3 p. m. Wednesday at Eureka Methodist church, Rev. Floyd Workman will officiate, and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. The body will lie in state for one hour at the church prior to the service. Friends may call at the late home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 12, 1964
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Franklin, Nell Vieva [Reynolds]

Mrs. Franklin Dies At Bidwell Sunday
     Death ended the long illness Sunday of Mrs. Nell Vieva Reynolds Franklin, 39, at her home in Bidwell.
Cancer of the bones was cause of death. She had been in failing health for 10 years, and her serious illness had dated back 1 ½ years.
     A civic leader at Bidwell and Porter, Mrs. Franklin was a member of the Porter Methodist Church, the Order of Eastern Star and the Springfield Grange. She assisted many other organizations of which she was not a member.
     She was born July 3, 1909 in Nicholas County, W. Va., to Henry and Jeannette Haynes Reynolds, and she married Benjamin Lincoln Franklin 22 years ago.
     Besides her widower, Mrs. Franklin is survived by seven sons and daughters, all at home; Robert, James, Betty, Mary, John, Ruth, and Bill; five brothers: Ed and George, Orrville, O.; Viro Reynolds, Vinton; Levi Reynolds, Eno; and Charles Reynolds, at the Franklin residence; and two sisters: Mrs. Floyd (Mary) Leonard, Kanauga, and Mrs. Walter (Belle) Dooley, Nicholas County, W. Va.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday in the Porter Methodist Church, the Rev. J. L. Stephenson officiating, and burial will be made in Vinton Memorial Park by J. L. Coleman and Son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 22, 1948
Transcribed by Lew Casey


Fraser, Amanda [Baker]

     Mrs. Amanda Fraser, wife of Albert Fraser of 1711 Twelfth avenue, Mt. Washington, died at the Beaver Valley General hospital at 7:10 o’clock last evening. She was 33 years of age and is survived by her husband and one daughter. The body was taken to Addison, O., at an early hour this morning where final services will be held and interment made.

[Note: First wife of Albert Elias Fraser; daughter of Moses J. Baker & Julia Ann Vance]

Beaver Falls Tribune
28 Aug 1914
Transcribed by J. Godfrey


Frasher, Larry K.

     GALLIPOLIS - Larry Keith Frasher, 27, Rt. 3, Gallipolis died in a traffic accident near Gallipolis Saturday morning. Born March 11, 1956, son of Edward and Bertha Akers Frasher, who both survive, he was a Kyger Creek plant employee and a member of First Baptist Church of Gallipolis. He married Deanna Lynn Terry, who survives on Sept. 2, 1978, at Wise, Va.
     Also surviving are a son, Travis Jay, at home; and four sisters, Jean Runyan, Janice Kerns and Rebecca Lewis, all of Gallipolis, and Rita Davis of Hilliard. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Dale.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church of Gallipolis, with Rev. Joseph Godwin officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, near Gage. Friends may call at Willis Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Monday.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
March 27, 1983
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Frasier, Elizabeth

Mrs. Albert Frasier
     Frasier, Mrs. Albert, 55, Addison; November 20 at the home of James Hansher, Addison; she collapsed in front of the Hansher home and lived but an hour after Dr. Lewis Brown was summond; death was ascribed to a cerebral hemorrhage; a daughter, Evelyn Grate, of Parkersburg, survives; funeral November 23 at Addison Methodist Church; burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery.

The Gallia Times November 24, 1946
From the newspaper collection of Harold and Odella Mack.
Transcribed by Shari Little-Creech


Frasier, Solomon

DROPPED DEAD
     Postmaster N. R. Rothgeb of Cheshire in town this morning, informs us that Mr. Solomon Frasier living on Turkey Run about two miles from Cheshire fell dead this morning from heart failure. It was a terrible shock to his family such a thing not being dreamed of. He was not a robust man at all, But was going about in his usual health. He was 48 to 50 years old and leaves a wife and several children, all grown but one or two. He left a brother, Edward, of Cheshire and a brother, George, of Floodwood. He was a nice man, well respected by every one. Gallipolis Tribune.

The Leader, Pomeroy, Ohio
Thursday, March 03, 1904
Contributed by Teresa Herrmann
Columbus, Ohio                                                                                             Top of Page


Frazer, Johnny

Died
Johnny Frazer
     Johnny, son of Edwin E. and Demarius Fraser, died of whooping cough, Dec. 1, 1881, at the residence of his grandfather, Mr. Andrew Gould, Henderson, Mason County, WV; age 1 year 3 months and 3 days. The funeral obsequies were conducted by Rev. Cummings of Point Pleasant WV.

In the lonely woodland,
Where the leafless iris waves,
O'er the river and hills,
There you will find our little Johnny's grave.

There the white slab stands in silence,
By our precious little boy;
O that we could have kept him by us,
As "old time" rushes on.

Dearest spot on earth to us,
Little Johnny I buried neath its gloom;
We will meet our little darling
Far beyond the tomb!

Gallipolis Bulletin
Dec. 9, 1881
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Frazer, Rita Carol [Smith]

     Rita Carol Frazer, 88, of Gallipolis, passed away at her residence, Wednesday, October 18, 2000. A registered nurse, she was a 1934 graduate of The Holzer Hospital School of Nursing. She and her late husband, Kenneth were also the former owner/operator of Frazer Cleaners, Gallipolis. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Gallipolis Order of Eastern Star 283, and the Gallipolis Garden Club.
     She was born June 24, 1912 in Meigs County, Ohio, daughter of the late Guy and Elizabeth Williams Smith. She married Kenneth Frazer in April 1934 and he preceded her in death January 24, 1974. Surviving are two sons, K. Roger Frazer of Gallipolis and Rodric (Sandra) Frazer of Pickerington, and two grandchildren, Kimberly Frazer M.D. of Akron and Debra Frazer of Dublin. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, with the Rev. Bruce Unroe officiating. Burial will follow in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday 6-9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday October 19, 2000
Submitted by Dorothy Frazier


Frazier, Catherine

Mrs. Frazier Dies Tuesday
     Mrs. Catherine Frazier, 85, of 81 Grape St., a former employee of Ohio Bell Telephone Co., died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Gallipolis Medical Center Hospital.
     A native of Meigs County, she was born Nov. 1, 1881, at Pomeroy, daughter of the late George and Nancy Ann Meier Rubenstahl. A son, Jacob Leo Frazier, preceded her in death.
     She is survived by her husband, John W. Frazier, a retired Ohio Bell employee; a daughter, Mrs. Dave (Edith) Kelton, Lancaster; and a son , John Frazier, Huntington, W. Va. There are nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
     Mrs. Frazier was a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church. Arrangements will be announced by Miller’s Home for Funerals.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Frazier, Hattie

Mrs. Frazier Dead
     Mrs. Hattie Frazier died at her home on Neal Ave., Monday evening at 5 p.m. of tuberculosis, after a long illness. Her husband and two sons, Ed and Harry, survive, the latter in the service in France. The funeral will be Wednesday morning at 9:30 at the home conducted by Rev. D. F. Wood. Burial in Pine Street Cemetery by Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, October 22, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Frazier, Helen Augusta [Rupe]

     Helen Augusta Frazier, 84, of Cheshire, died early Sunday, April 14, 1992, at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Kyger on June 20, 1906, the daughter of the late Darius and Nancy [Phelps] Rupe. She was a homemaker and attended the Kyger Baptist Church and the Silver Run Baptist Church.
     She is survived by her son, William Frazier and a daughter, Patricia Frazier, both of Cheshire; two sisters, Garnet Rife, Colton, and Gaye Sowards, Gallipolis; and several nieces and nephews.
     Besdies her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William in 1982, five brothers and five sisters.
     Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Fisher Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Boyer officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Richard Dill, Keith Young, Leonard Weiman, Sherman Weiman, Steve Little and Mike Little.

Daily Sentinel
Apr 16, 1991
Transcribed by Connie Schumaker Cotterill


Frazier, John (Jack)

     John (Jack) Frazier, 59, Grove City, Ohio, formerly of Gallipolis died Sunday at Grant Hospital, Columbus. He was an environmental health administrator with the Ohio Department of Health for 33 years. He was a World War II veteran.
     He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mary Campbell Frazier; his mother, Mrs. Betty Smeltzer, Gallipolis; daughters Nanette Bobb, Galaway, Ohio, and Peggy Weber, Westerville, Ohio; four grandchildren; one sister, Mary Bloomberg, Carson City, Mich. He was preceded in death by his father, John W. Frazier.
     Friends may call at Schoedinger-Norris Chapel, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be at the funeral home Wednesday 11 a.m., Rev. Thomas Shonebarger officiating. Burial in Sunset Cemetery, Galaway.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 10, 1986
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Frazier, May Belle

Death of Miss Frazier
     Miss May Belle Frazier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roman Frazier, died at the home of her parents on Neil Ave., Sunday evening, October 8, 1905, after a long illness of typhoid fever, aged 21 years. Besides her parents, she leaves several brothers and sisters. She is said to have been a nice young lady, respected by all who knew her and had many friends who will regret her death and sympathise with the bereaved ones.
     The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Wm. Arthurs, interment at Pine Street by Wetherholt.

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


Frazier, Walter

Six-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Walter Frazier
Kenneth Runion, Age 6, Wields Shot Gun With Fatal Result
     Walter Frazier, aged 40, was fatally shot early Wednesday morning by Kenneth Runion, a six-year-old boy who was visiting at the Frazier home located at the foot of the Lindsey hill, about a mile within the Gallia county
line bordering Meigs.
     Mr. Frazier was just awakening when the little Runion boy came through his room on the way to get kindling wood. He saw a shot gun, picked it up and said, "I'm going to shoot you." He pulled the trigger and the result was fatal.

[Transcriber's Note: Full given name was Henry Walter Frazier.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, Aug. 10, 1921
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free                                                        Top of Page


Frazier, William C.

     William C. Frazier, 80, Storys Run Road in the Cheshire area, died Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Hospital. Mr. Frazier was born Nov. 26, 1901 in Gallia County, a son of the late James and Margaret Rupe Frazier. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Eleazady Clark and Nellie Little, and a half-brother, Wilbur Wines.
     Surviving are his wife, Helen Rupe Frazier, a son, William Frazier, Jr., and a daughter, Patricia Frazier, both at home; a sister, Bertha Manley, Middleport, and several nieces and nephews.
     Mr. Frazier was a retired laborer with the New York Central Railroad and had also been a coal miner during his career. He attended the Silver Run Baptist Church.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Rawlings-Coats-Blower Funeral Home with the Rev. Eddie Boyer officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

[Note: Gallia Birth Records show mother as Margaret Warner not Margaret Rupe.]

The Daily Sentinel
Thursday, February 11, 1982
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Frecker, Osmer

Osmer Frecker Died Monday
     Osmer Frecker, 86, Cheshire, Rt. 1, died Monday afternoon at Veterans Memorial Hospital. Mr. Frecker was born May 17, 1885 at Chester, the son of the late Henry and Magadlena Priode Frecker. He was a retired yard conductor of the New York Central Railroad.
     Survivors include his wife, Maggie Brechtel Frecker; two daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Neva) Ihle, and Mrs. Eugene (Nina) Wyatt, Cheshire, Rt. 1; four sisters, Mrs. Roy (Bertha) Rife, Columbus. Mrs. Edward (Lettie) Young, Middleport, and Mrs. Frank (Emily) Barrett, in South Dakota, and Miss Edna Frecker, in Colorado, and a brother, Arthur Evans, Cheshire.
     Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Clark and the Rev. Ray Miller officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The Daily Sentinel
May 18, 1971 page 8
Transcribed by Connie Cotterill-Schumaker


Frederick, M. Dallas

M.D. Frederick, 52, is Instantly Killed by Shotgun Blast
Tragedy Occurs At His Home Saturday P.M. And Is Pronounced Accidental By Coroner Brown
Funeral At Bidwell At 1 Tomorrow

     The life of M. Dallas Frederick was snuffed out in the twinkling of an eye at his home near Old Pine in Raccoon tp. early Saturday afternoon. Hearing a shot, members of the family ran to the backyard and found his lifeless body crumpled on the steps leading from the back porch. A shotgun lay under his body. The church of shot had struck him between the point of the chin and his Adam's apple and mangled his face frightfully. Just how the tragedy occurred will never be known, Dr. W. Lewis Brown, coroner, investigated the matter, thought the circumstances plainly indicated it was accidental.
     Mr. Frederick was 52 years old, a native of Bidwell, and respected and esteemed for his industry and character; and those who knew him best professed to have little or no doubt that the coroner's verdict is correct.
A week ago it was announced that Mr. Frederick had bought the C. A. Rees farm on the Chillicothe road near Gallipolis and that he and his family would move there March 1.
So far as can be ascertained, he had been in good spirits a few moments before the shot was hurt. His daughter, Caribel &, Carl, were getting ready to come to Gallipolis. It is said one of them yelled to him and asked, if he had any errand for them to attend to. He is supposed to have replied in the affirmative but before he had a chance to tell of what he wanted the gun was discharged.
Members of the family, it is said, cannot account for Mr. Frederick having the gun, a single barrel shotgun, in his possession at that time. The Frederick home is about 2 miles south of Rio Grande but in raccoon tp. on Route 325.
     Descendent was the scion of a well- known Gallia County family. He was a son of the late debut. H. H. And Bell Dallas Frederick and was born Oct. 14, 1885. The father, it is said, erected the first house in Bidwell and the property is now owned and occupied by Mrs. Perrin G. Morehouse.
     On July 2, 1910, he was united in marriage to Miss Lucy Grover, the only sister of Willard Grover, local realtor. She and two children, beside the two named, survive: Mrs. F. H. Thaxton, Piedmont, Ohio, and Mrs. E. F. Winters, Jr., 838 Second ave., Gallipolis. Also surviving are these three sisters and one brother: Mrs. M. M. Snyder and Delmar O. Frederick, both of Medford, Oregon; Mrs. J. M. Hutchinson, Vinton, and Mrs. J. F. Propp, Beech Hill, W. Va. The daughter, Mrs. Thaxton, is the wife of Forrest Thaxton. The latter is a son of Douglas Thaxton, he died at his home near Bidwell on Saturday, and his funeral is being held this afternoon.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Tuesday at the Bidwell M. E. Church, in charge of Rev. J. L. Stevenson. Burial in Fairview Cemetery by J. L. Coleman. Until the funeral hours the body will remain at the funeral home. There it may be viewed by friends, but it is not likely the coffin will be opened at the church. The mangled face, it is said, has been pretty well restored to its normal appearance in life.

[Note: 1885 – 1938]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown publication date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Frederick, Emma B. [Morehouse]

     Emma B. Morehouse was born April 22d, A.D., 1856, and died January 8, 1892. She was married to George W. Frederick, June 22, A.D. 1876, and was the mother of eight children. She thought from the first of her illness she would never get well. she said she would like to live to raise her children, and she wanted all her friends to meet her in Heaven. Her last words were "Glory be to God, I am almost home."   Funeral srvices were held by Rev. Fulton.

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

[Note by HE: Emma is buried in the Fairview/Long Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Journal
February 12, 1892
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page


Frederick, Henry

Nongenerian Dead
     Mr. Henry Frederick of Vinton died Tuesday morning at the great age of 95 past. His life ebbed away painlessly surrounded by friends. He was a rugged pioneer of this county and had always been an industrious and respected citizen, one of the hardest toilers perhaps in the county. Ex-Commissioner J.B. Thompson sat up with him on his last night on earth and says he just simply wore out. He leaves numerous relatives who will remember him with affection.

Gallipolis Weekly
July 19, 1907

Mr. Frederick's Death

     We mentioned briefly the death of Mr. Henry Frederick yesterday, but had no particulars beyond that he was the oldest man in the county. He died at the home of his son, Noah, of Eno.
     He was born in Jefferson County 95 years ago June 8. He located at Eno, afterward going to Harrisburg where he reared his family. About 25 years ago he bought a part of the Jonah Robinson farm and has since resided there. His last few years have been made pleasant by his son, who neglected no kind attention. He was a man who commanded the respect and esteem of everyone.
     He is survived by the following children: David of Tycoon; John of Pike County; Henry of East Liverpool; Noah of Eno; Mrs. Jackson of Bidwell; Mrs. Samantha Mossman of East Liverpool. He left 111 living descendants, his oldest grandchild being W.H.H. Frederick, aged 48, son of David Frederick and youngest, Fay Frederick, aged 6, daughter of Noah.
     The funeral services were conducted today, Thursday, by Rev. W.J. Fulton, the interment following at Long Cemetery.

[Note: Death Certificate...born 1812 Columbiana; died July 16, 1907 Gallia County, 95 years of age. Widowed. Burial: Fairview-Long Cemetery]

Gallipolis Weekly
July 20, 1907
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Fredrick, Lucy [Grover]

     VINTON - Mrs. Lucy A. Fredrick, 86, of 1151 2nd Ave., Gallipolis, died early Sunday at the Holzer Medical Center. She was born in Morgan Twp., a daughter of the late Rev. Hiram and Carrie Colwell Grover. She was a member of the Clark Christian Church, a retired employe of the Gallipolis State Institute, and a former Gallia County school teacher.
     She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Forest (Eva) Thaxton, Cadiz; Mrs. Alvin (Carriebelle) Burke, Standersville, Va., and Mrs. Earl (Marguriete) Winters, Gallipolis; a son, Carl Fredrick of Cleveland; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild; and a brother, G. H. Grover, Grants Pass, Ore. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas Fredrick, and five brothers.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wilson Wahl officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

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


Freeman, Jesse

     Jesse Freeman, 65, Rt. 1, Langsville, died Saturday in Holzer Medical Center. Born Feb. 2, 1920, in West Virginia, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Freeman, he was a retired coal miner and a member of Raccoon Valley Sportsmen's Club.  He married Mildred Fisher, who survives, on Feb. 28, 1966. Also surviving are a sister, Sarah Wheeler of Rt. 1, Langsville; and two half-sisters, Adeline Hall of Goodview, Va., and Diane. He was preceded in death by a sister.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with the Rev. Kay Puckett officiating. Burial will be in Curry Cemetery, Minerton. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-9 p.m. today, with the family receiving friends from 6-9 tonight.

Gallipolis Tribune
February 25, 1985
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                  Top of Page


Freidinger, Joseph, Dr.

Dr. Joseph Freidinger, 65, GSI Clinical Director, Dies
     Dr. Joseph Freidinger, 65, clinical director of the Gallipolis State Institute, died at 9 a. m. Wednesday at University Hospital in Columbus. He had been a patient there since Monday. Dr. Freidinger had been ill the past three weeks from an apparent heart condition.
     He was born March 7, 1906, in Hungary, son of the late Jacob and Hannan Ostheiner Freidinger. He married Irene Sokolowity on May 24, 1942. She survives. They had no children. Dr. Freidinger was a graduate of the University of Budapest, College of Medicine, on May 15, 1937. He also passed the board of medical examinations in Puerto Rico on Feb. 14, 1952. He had been practicing in Ohio since Aug. 28, 1956.
     Dr. Freidinger came to Gallipolis in 1966 from Nelsonville. He served as acting superintendent at the GSI for several months. He attended St. Louis Catholic Church. He was a member of the Ohio State Medical Association, Gallia County Medical Association, and the Association of State Physicians. He was also a member of the National Tuberculosis Association. Dr. Freidinger was a member of the Hungarian Army during World War II.
     Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Louis Catholic Church with Rev. A. J. Golubiewski officiating. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home betweeen 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.
A wake service will be held 8 p. m. Friday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the GSI Administration Building from 9:30 until 11:30 a. m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Freidinger requests contributions for the Gallia County Heart Fund Drive.

[Stone in Mound Hill Cemetery reads: Born 3-7-1906 - Died 2-19-1972]


Freidinger, Joseph, Dr.

Services Saturday
     Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Louis Catholic Church for Dr. Joseph Freidinger, 65, clinical director of the GSI. Dr. Freidinger died Wednesday in Columbus. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

[Buried Feb 19, 1972]


Freidinger, Joseph, Dr.

Pallbears Are Announced
     Pallbearers for Saturdays funeral of Dr. Joseph Freidinger were announced today by the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. They are Dr. Bernard F. Niehm, Dr. Mostafa Rafil, Carl Waugh, Grover Long, James Parsons and William Hall. Honorary pallbearers are: Dr. Zoltan Szepessy, Dr. Charles Holzer, Jr., Dr. Sigismund Harder and Dr. Arnold Sattler. Burial will be in Mound hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis paper
Feb 1972
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


French, Carolyn [Wood]

Death of a Good Woman
Mrs. Smith French, a pioneer resident of Rio Grande, enters upon her reward
     Mrs. Carolyn French, wife of S.H. French, died at her home at Rio Grande, Ohio, January 28, 1914, after a lingering illness of some months with paralysis.
     Mrs. Caroline French was the daughter of the late Harrison Wood, and was born December 30, 1832, being 81 years and 28 days old. She leaves an aged husband and six children, all of which were with her at the last except for her son, Frank, of Dakota. Her funeral services will be held Friday. She was a member of Rio Grande Baptist Church all her life and was a good Christian woman. She enjoyed her church services as long as health permitted.
     Beside her husband, she is survived by children Harry, Frank, Charles, Mrs. Roma Slagle, and Mrs. Bettie Weis and one whose name we haven’t got, all of whom will have sympathy of many friends.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 28, 1914
Transcribed by Marjorie Wood


French, James

Death of Bidwell Resident
     James French, living near Campaign Church, about 45 years old, fell dead in the field near home at about 7 o’clock Monday evening. He had been in poor health for some time and it is supposed heart trouble was the cause of his death. He is survived by his widow and seven children. One daughter, Miss Belle, is employed at the O. H. E.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, July 16, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


French, Smith

Death of Mr. Smith French
     Mr. Smith French died at the home of his son, Mr. Abe French, of Richmondale, Saturday, Jan. 5, 1924, at the age of 91 years. Mr. French was another of the old age coach drivers to "pass on" as he drove the stage between Gallipolis and Chillicothe for many years.
     He leaves four sons, Abe of Richmondale; Harry of Syracuse, NY; Frank of South Dakota and Charley of California; two daughters, Bettie Lewis of Springfield and Rome Slagel of Columbus.
     Mr. French was a life long resident of Rio Grande until a few years ago when he went to make his home with his son. His remains were brought to Rio Grande where services were held and burial in the family cemetery, Tuesday, Jan. 8, by Undertaker Elmer Ridgeway of Jackson.

[Note: Burial was in Wood family cemetery in Raccoon Township. Death Certificate -- Smith French was born in 1833 in Jackson; died Jan. 5, 1924 in Jackson County, Ohio; age 91 years, 2 months and 10 days of age. Burial: Calvary Cemetery. Parents: Abraham French and Rachel Ridnour.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 1924
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Freshcorn, Dale

Former Gallia Teacher Dies In Manchester
     A message reaching Gallipolis this morning tells of the death of Dale Freshcorn, a school administrator, at Manchester.  It is reported that he was found dead in bed, where he was discovered when he failed to make an appearance at his office.
     Freshcorn is a native of the Vinton community and held a number of teaching and supervisory positions in Gallia county schools.  He was a frequent visitor to Gallipolis, and stayed at the Libby hotel.   He was here just a few weeks ago.  At one time he was principal of the Bidwell-Porter High school, 1934-40.
     The message came to his cousin, Ms. Garnet Rupe of this city.  He is survived by a brother Doyle Freshcorn.  Other details will be published later.

Unknown publication & date
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Freshcorn, Harriett [Swick]

Mrs. Freshcorn Claimed Sunday
    The long and distressing illness (from a malignant growth) of Mrs. Harriett Swick Freshcorn, 63 ended in death for her at 3 a.m., Sunday at her home in Ewington. Though her passing was not undexpected , the community in which she had lived for years, was saddened.
     Born November 13, 1833, to Mrs Eliza Russell Swick and the late Louis Swick in Morgan Twsp. , decendent was married to Joseph Freshcorn , June 7, 1903. Mr. Freshcorn died two years ago.
     Besides her mother, who lives in Vinton, Mrs. Freshcorn is survived by these sons and daughters. Mrs. Audrey George and Ten Freshcorn of Columbus, Colby Freshcorn , Marion; Mrs Desta Posley, Ewington; Miss Ruth Freshcorn , Washington, D.C.; and Mrs. Dorothy Gibson, Belpre; two brothers and a sister; Blanche Burns, Mt. Gilead; Clarence Swick, Morial ; and Don Swick, Vinton.
     Friends may call after 7pm. at the late residence. Funeral sevices will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in the Ewington Methodist Church , the Rev. Ray Smith officiating. Burial wll be made by Vernon McCoy in Vinton Memorial Cemetery.

Gallia Daily Tribune
September 22, 1947
Transcribed by Cheryl Thomas Enyart
All spelling and word as it appears in the newspaper.                                         Top of Page


Freshcorn, John Luther

John Freshcorn Dies Saturday
     John Luther Freshcorn, 85, a lifelong resident of Vinton, died Saturday at 3:45 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. E. (Mona) Swick of Morral. Freshcorn had been at his daughter’s home for about a month after his health failed. He had engaged in the trade of a carpenter during his active years in his native village.
He was born in Vinton on Feb. 19, 1870, son of the late Martin and Elizabeth Walter Freshcorn. As a young man he was married to the former Sarah Roush and she preceded him in death on Feb. 22, 1926.
     In addition to the daughter, he is survived by two sons, L. Dale Freshcorn, principal of schools at Blanchester and a former principal at Bidwell High school, and L. Doyle Freshcorn, principal at New Waterford and former principal at Vinton High school. Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Charles Vance and Mrs. Mila McGhee, both of Vinton.
     Funeral services will be held at the McCoy Funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with Rev. William Turner officiating. Burial will be made in the McGhee cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 5, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Freshcorn, Lester Dale

Freshcorn Services Held Today
     Funeral services for Lester Dale Freshcorn, 57, a native of this county who was found dead Wednesday at his home in Blanchester, following a heart attack, were held today at 10 a.m. at the Hanna Funeral home in Blanchester. Burial will be in Swan Creek cemetery later today.
     Freshcorn was born in the Vinton community on Aug. 11, 1900, the son of the late John and Sarah Velinda Freshcorn. A brother and sister survive that union, Doyle and Mrs. Clarence Swick of Marion. A sister, Katie, preceded him in death. He was married to the former Helen McCauley of Chesapeake, and to that union two children were born, John of Cincinnati and Mrs. James Frace of Marion. There are three grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death.
     Freshcorn started his teaching career at the age of 20 in Gallia county. He held a bachelor's degree from Rio Grande college and a master's degree from the University of Cincinnati. He was identified with several schools and was a principal at Bidwell-Porter High School, a teacher and coach at Chesapeake and a former superintendent of schools at Proctorville, and at the time of his death superintendent of the Blanchester schools. He was a member of the Vinton Masonic lodge and of the Eastern Star, Carey Chapter.

[Note: died 1958]

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


Frey, Rebecca

Death of Miss Frey
     Miss Rebecca Frey, daughter of the late George and Mary Fisheren Frey, died at her home in Green Township, this county, Monday evening, July 8, 1918, at 9:30 o’clock, from ailments with which she had been afflicted for a number of years.
     She was born in this county, May 4, 1848, and was in her 71st year, and had always resided in this county. She was a member of Christian Church and was highly respected by all who knew her. She leaves to mourn her loss three brothers, George and Charles of this county, and another whose name we have not at this writing, residing in the west.
     The funeral will be from the family residence Thursday, conducted by Rev. Kirkman with interment following at Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of Wetherholt & Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, July 10, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Friend, Annie E. [Calaway]

Death of Mrs. Friend
     Mrs. Annie E. Friend, widow of the late Charley Friend, died at her home on 3rd. Avenue, this city, March 27, 1911, after an illness of one week. The funeral services will be conducted at her late home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the interment following at Pine Street Cemetery by Wetherholt.
     Mrs. Friend was born Amelia, Clermont County, Ohio, June 7, 1848. In 1857, she was united in marriage with Mr. John E. Treadway and they located in the State of Illinois where one son, Charles M. Treadway, was born. In 1861 Mr. Treadway died and in 1863, she was united in marriage with Mr. Charles Friend and they resided here for many years and after the death of Mr. Friend she continued to make her home here where she had many friends and was highly esteemed.
     She is survived by four children--Charles M. Treadway, Mrs. William S. Calvin, of this city; Mrs. Samuel J. Johnson of Portsmouth and Mr. Fred J. Friend of Warrensbury, NJ.

[Note: Death Certificate....Annie Elmira Friend born June 6, 1838*; died March 27, 1911; aged 72. Parents: Eli Calaway (NJ) and Sarah West (OH).]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 27, 1911
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Friend, Minnie Vivian [Parker]

Death of Mrs. Parker
     Mrs. Minnie Vivian Friend-Parker, daughter of Mrs. Anna E. and the late Chas. Friend, died this Thursday morning, June 5, 1902, at 6:25 o’clock, at the home of her mother, on First Avenue between Court and Grape streets. Her trouble was fever terminating in tuberculosis after an illness of three months.
     She was aged 24 years. She was united in marriage with Mr. Ren Parker some three or four years ago, but the marriage proved to be an incompatible one and she returned to this city from Michigan and made her home with her mother.
     She was regarded here by her associates as a most lovely lady, sweet dispositioned and amiable, in character. Besides her mother, she leaves sisters Mrs. Hattie Jolly, Mrs. Samuel Johnson and Mrs. Will Thompson of this city, and brothers Charles and Fred with Price’s Showboat.
     The boys have been telegraphed for and the final funeral arrangements have not been fully determined. The funeral services will be at the residence and the interment will be at the Pine Street cemetery by Wetherholt, but just when we cannot state. The casket is of white plush lined with satin and trimmed with silk embroidered chiffon.

[Note: There is no information about what her legal name was at the time of death. The cemetery information says Minnie Friend.]

Gallipolis Tribune
Friday, June 6, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Frogale, Patsy

     Patsy Sterling Frogale, 60, a resident of 141 Fourth Ave. and operator of the Midget Press, died Tuesday afternoon in Holzer Hospital, where he had been a patient for three days following a heart attack Saturday
evening. Prior to coming to Gallipolis he had been employed on Pt. Pleasant newspapers and was a Tribune employee prior to establishing his own printing business.
     He was born on Dec. 9, 1905, at Weaver, WV. He is survived by three sisters and four brothers. In 1925 he was married to Helen Frye, who preceded him in death on Jan. 5, 1955. Two sons and a daughter surviving are Carmen Frogale, a teacher in Piketon schools. Jerry Frogale, who was associated with his father in the printing business and Mrs. Robert (Joanne) Quayle of Fairborn. There are three grandchildren.
     Mr. Frogale was a member of the Knights of Pythias. Services were held Friday afternoon at Miller's Home for funerals, and burial was in Lone Oak Cemetery at Pt. Pleasant.
     Brothers and sisters surviving are Lewis and Mrs. Roy (Victoria) Colabro, both of New York City, James of Beckley, WV., Roy of Madison, WV., Carmen of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Tony (Rose) Cossu of Tampa, FL., and Mrs. John (Carrie) Azzara of Silver Springs, MD.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 11, 1966
Transcribed by Danielle Frogale-Dorso


Frost, Mary E.

     Died at her residence in Gallipolis, on the 3d of February, 1863, Mrs. Mary E. Frost, wife of the late Dr. Solomon Frost, in the 54th year of her age.

The Gallipolis Journal
February 12, 1863
Transcribed by Eva  Swain Hughes


Frost, Solomon

     Died, at his residence in Gallipolis, on Sunday morning last, January 25th, 1863, Dr. Solomon Frost, proprietor of the Frost House, aged about 60 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
January 29, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Frost, Thomas W.

     Thomas W. Frost, 65, of Pittsburgh, PA and a native of Gallipolis, died Tuesday at his home in Pittsburgh. A World War II Veteran, he was born in Gallipolis on May 23, 1924, son of the late Glennie Frost and the late Helen Harrison Frost.
     He is survived by his wife, Rosa Merritt Frost and the following children, Joyce Kinder, Chicago; Helen Meskus, Thomas W. Frost II and Glennie A. Frost, all of Pittsburgh. One son, Kinder, preceded him in death. Three sisters survive.
     Mr. Frost was a retired riverboat captain. Graveside services will be held 4 p.m. Sunday at the Pine Street Cemetery, Gallipolis. The body is at Winter Funeral Home in Pittsburgh, where friends may call on Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

[Note: died Sept. 24, 1989]

Gallipolis Paper
Sept. 28, 1989
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Frownfelter, Nancy S. [Trotter]

     OBITUARY - Nancy S. Trotter was born in Gallia County, Ohio, April 4, 1846 and died at Carleton, Neb. June 25, 1914. She was united in marriage to Gideon Frownfelter Sept. 25, 1867, and to this union was born one son and six daughters, Clemmie, Victoria, Elmer, Hattie Gusta, Lesta and Nellie. Two of the daughters, Victoria and Gusta preceded their mother to the world beyond.
     Mrs. Frownfelter was converted and joined the the United Brethren Church in 1868. The family moved to Carleton, where their home has been since. She united with the Methodist Church of Carleton in August 1900, of which she was a consistent member until death.
     For some years she has been in feeble health and was a great sufferer. She leaves her husband, five children and 8 grandchildren, with three brothers and one sister to mourn their loss, together with a host of friends. "Another of our number has been called from labor to reward and so builds the Church Triumphant".
     Funeral services was held at the M.E. Church Sunday morning at the preaching hour with a large attendance from both churches.

Hebron Nebraska Registar
July 2, 1914
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Fry, Curtis

Curt Fry Dies Very Suddenly in Dr.'s Office
     Death came in a flash to Curtis Fry of Mercerville about 11:30 this forenoon just after he had ascended the staircase to Dr. N.H. Foster's office in the Haskins-Tanner building. Though it was known he had heart trouble, his passing came as a shock.
     Mr. Fry was 65 years old and had always lived in and around Mercerville, his last home being the first one beyond that of John R. Lusher below Mercerville. Many will remember him as a fifer in the old Mercerville Drum Corps. He was a square-shouldered, rugged man.
     He had been married twice and is survived by children of his first marriage and by his second wife, who was Anna Shaw. A step-son had accompanied him to the physcian's office. It was his second trip there for treatment.
     The body was turned over to J.L. Stevens. Since the foregoing lines were written it was learned that Fry was born Jan. 8, 1876 and hence was in his 66th year. His marriage to Anna Shaw took place Aug. 18, 1910.

[Note: Burial: Ridgelawn Cemetery. First Marriage: Effie Cornell on March 16, 1895. Effie died May 9, 1908 in Gallia County]

Gallipolis Paper
July 5, 1941
From Debbie Carter Evan's Collection
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Fry, Elizabeth

OBITUARYFRYIn Ohio Township, Gallia county, Ohio, on the 27th of April, 1882, Elizabeth Fry, wife of Andrew J. Fry, in the 39th year of her age.
     Being requested, I will say something in reference to the past life of this deceased sister.  In January 1858, at a protracted meeting held at Mercerville by Elder J. E. Caldwell and Isaac Langdon, this dear sister was received and baptized into the fellowship of Providence Church.  She lived a worthy member for several years, nothing was ever alleged against her Christian character.
     About two years ago, she with her husband, joined the Methodist Church at Bethel, near her home, and remained a member until the messenger came and summoned her from labor to reward.  Her funeral was preached Elder J. E. Caldwell at Providence Church on the third Sabbath in July, 1882, to a very large and attentive audience.  Funeral text 16th Chapter of the Book of Job and 22 verse:  “When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not return.
     This dead sister leaves to mourn their loss, a husband, three sons and five daughters, and one brother, besides many relatives and friends.  During her last sickness, she expressed herself as being willing to die.  She had no preparations to make having chosen that good part which could never be taken away.
     Then to the bereaved husband and dear little children I would say, ever remember the kind instructions of a kind wife and mother.  As she now rests from her labor, may her works follow her.

            Friend after friend departs:
            Who hath not lost a friend?
            There is no union here of hearts,
            That finds not here an end.
                 Mercerville, O.                  A. Clark

The Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, August 3, 1882
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fry, Elizabeth

Death of Miss Fry
     Miss Elizabeth Fry, aged 76 years, died at her home near Mercerville Friday evening of infirmities incident to her advanced age. She was a most estimable lady, and numerous friends will regret to hear of her death. She was a sister of Charles Fry of Guyandotte. The late Mrs. Col. Montgomery was a sister. The funeral was held at Mercerville at 11 o'clock Sunday. Rev. J. W. Greer, officiating. Burial by Wetherholt.

[Note: Tombstone has dates B.5 July 1834 - D.10 Feb. 1910]

Gallipolis paper
Feb 10, 1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page


Fry, Finley T.

Finley Fry Shot, Killed by Nephew
     Finley T. Fry, 42, who was born and reared and spent most of his life at Gage, was shot and killed by his nephew, Wendell Hendricks, aged about 15, at the Fry home near Pataskala late yesterday. What prompted the shooting has not been learned here, but relatives recalled that the boy was reported to be somewhat unbalanced mentally not long ago.
     Young Hendricks is a son of J. C. and Roma Fry Hendricks and the family has been living with her brother, Stanley Fry, at Johnstown, O.
     Finley is a son of the late Jas. P. and Sarah Tanner Fry. About the time of his marriage to Goldie Rice on Dec. 20, 1929, he sold the property adjoining the old Fry homestead at Gage and moved to Pataskala. He is the father of four daughters, the eldest being not more than nine. His wife, a daughter of Enoch Rice, is the youngest sister of C.W. Rice, local furniture dealer. Finley was born Feb. 1, 1896.
     Finley was a member of Siloam church and the family rather expects the funeral and burial to be conducted there. Walter Fry, who owns the old home place at Gage and lives there, is a brother, and so is Stanley Fry of Oak Hill.

[Note: From death certificate date of death October 14, 1938; burial at Salem CE.]

Newspaper (prob. October 1938, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Fry file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Fry, George

Death of Mr. George Fry

     Mr. George Fry died Tuesday evening at 8:30 after a three days illness with pneumonia. Mr. Fry, who was quite advanced in years, has made his home with Mrs. Roberts, 426 First Avenue. Burial at Pine Street cemetery by George Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 9, 1921
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Fry, Guy

Death of Guy Fry
     Sunday afternoon, May 5, 1895, at about 6 o’clock, after about two weeks’ suffering, Guy Fry, an aged and well known citizen of Guyan township, passed away. Mr. Fry had been in poor health for several years past, but up to about two weeks ago, was able to go around. We are not informed as to the nature of the malady that resulted in his demise, but owing to the fact that he was quite old, being well up in 70, it is presumable that old age was the chief cause.
     His funeral services were conducted today, Tuesday, by Rev. J. E. Caldwell, an able minister of the Baptist Church and an old time friend of the deceased in the presence of a large number of friends, after which his remains were laid away in Mercerville cemetery, beside those of his late companion who passed away several years ago.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, May 8, 1895
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Fry, Hattie

Mrs. Fry Dies Early Today
     Mrs. Hattie Fry, 77, died at 4 a.m. today at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Letha Fry, on Bullskin. Born Sept. 8, 1872, in Guyan Twp. to William and Pennsylvania Burnette Johnson, the decedent married Elmer Fry, who died four or five years ago. They are survived by one son, Emza Fry, Mercerville. Mrs. Fry is also survived by three half-brothers, former Gallia County Dog Warden Roy Johnson, Gallipolis; Charles Johnson, Bladen; and Manna Johnson, Huntington.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Mercerville Baptist Church, the Rev. E. V. Cremeens officiating, and burial will be made by C. R. Halley in Rome Cemetery.
     Mrs. Fry suffered a broken hip four or five years ago, and she had been in declining health ever since.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 23, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fry, Isaac

     Mr. Isaac Fry, a well know citizen of Waterloo, Lawrence county, died on Thursday of last week, aged 77 years. The burial was upon Saturday, by Hayward & Son.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, December 23, 1893
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Fry, Stanley

     A native of Gage who for many years past had been a resident of Oak Hill was one of three workmen asphyxiated while repairing a blast furnace at New Miami, O., last night. Stanley Fry, 56, father of three daughters, was the native Gallia County victim. A United Press dispatch said the accident was apparently caused by leaking gas and that a total of three were killed with four others overcome but recovering. Mr. Fry spent his early life at Gage. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Fry. A brother, Walter Fry, still lives on the home place. The victim's wife is the former Esta Wood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Wood of Gage. Mrs. Fry's brother, John Alton Wood lives at 612 First Ave.
     Although Mr. Fry maintained his home at Oak Hill, he had been associated for some time with the William Solt Co., Cincinnati blast furnace repair firm. He was working on a furnace of the American Rolling Mill Co. at New Miami when the accident occurred. All the men suddenly collapsed while at their work. Life squads from New Miami and nearby Hamilton succeeding in reviving four of the seven overcome but the other three were pronounced dead on arrival at a Hamilton hospital. R. Edwin Cook, Butler County coroner withheld a verdict in the case pending further investigation.
     The other two dead are Robert P. Nolte, Cincinnati; and John McRobert, Hamilton. Reported in "fair" condition at a Hamilton hospital were Jack Avery, 19, Melvin Butler, 19 and Joe Thompson, 19, all of New Miami; and John Bowling, 17, of Hamilton.
     In addition to those named, Mr. Fry leaves one other brother, Roy Fry of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Roma Fry Hendricks of Columbus and Mrs. Mary Fry Davis of Gage. The three daughters are Janet Fry at home in Oak Hill, Mrs. Sherman Buchman (Anna Mae Fry) of Huntington and Mrs. Mike Mitchell (Adrienne Fry) of Akron. The latter two daughters are both graduates of the Holzer Hospital School of Nursing here.
Relatives here said today that funeral arrangements had not been made but it was believed burial would be made in Oak Hill.

[Note: Unable to locate a death certificate or burial listing. Ann Simmerman wrote "Oct. 30, 1947" on the obituary.]

Newspaper (prob. October-November 1947, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Fry file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                            Top of Page


Fulks, Alice [Swindler]

Mrs. W. A. Fulks Dies At Platform
     Mrs. Alice Swindler Fulks, 66, wife of W. A. Fulks died Wednesday evening at Platform, after an extended illness.
     Surviving children are Ross and Shellie of Columbus, Nanford and Clarence of Platform, and Mrs. Mary Baumfield of Crown City. Also survived [copy torn and unreadable] two brothers and two sisters [copy torn] Thomas Swindler and M___[print missing] Lawrence Shockey of Platform, Dan and Mrs. Eva Mannon of Ath____ [copy missing]

Gallipolis newspaper
Date unknown
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Fulks, Arbutus M.

    Arbutus M. Fulks, 69, of Vinton, wife of Rodney Fulks, died Thursday at home. Also surviving are one son, Rodney, of Vinton, and one daughter, Brenda Neal, Perry MI, and two brothers, Robert Meade of Rittman and Walter Meade of Norton. Funeral service 2 p.m. at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton. Burial in Vinton Memorial Park.

Huntington Herald Dispatch
4 November 2000
Submitted by Eve Hughes                                                                               Top of Page


Fulks, Arden

     Arden Fulks, 72, Rt. 3, Gallipolis, died early today at his residence. Born May 1, 1912, in Gallia County, son of the late Grover Fulks and Flossie Fulks, who survives at Scottown, he was a Guyan Township resident until he moved in 1983. He was also a member of Crown City Methodist Church. He married Pauline Haskins, who survives, on July 24, 1945. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dan (Betty) Beabout, of Evansville Ind., and Mrs. Harold (Sandra) Montgomery of Gallipolis; two brothers, Dan of Huntington, W. Va., and Attlee of Scottown; a sister Mildred Midkiff of Ashland, Ky., and five grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Willis Funeral Home. Burial will be in Crown City Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Sturday. Pallbearers will be Alan Beabout, Nick Beabout, Mike Beabout, Barry Beabout, Rodney Dunfee and Wilbur Van Matre.

The Gallipolis Tribune
Thursday May 31 1984
Submitted by Eve Hughes


Fulks, Fannie M.

Mrs. W.H. Fulks Dies Saturday at Bladen
     Mrs. Fannie M. Fulks, 75, wife of Mr. W.M. Fulks, died Saturday morning, May 19, 1934, at the family home at Bladen. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jorn Russell of Crown City. A daughter, Mrs. Carrie Johnson and two sons, John and Fred Fulks, lives at Bladen and another son, Charles Fulks at Crown City. Funeral services were Sunday afternoon at Bethel by Rev. Lee.

Gallipolis paper
May 1934
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                     Top of Page


Fulks, Harding

     Harding Fulks, 86, Crown City died Tuesday, May 22, at his residence. Harding is survived by his wife Geraldine Williams Fulks. Services will be held Saturday in the Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville with Pastor Leo Edwards and Pastor Norman Carrico officiating. Burial will be in Miller Memorial Gardens. Friends may call between 6 and 9 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday May 25 2007, p.5
Submitted by Eve Hughes


Fulks, Harvey

Harvey Fulks Passes
     Funeral services were held Wednesday for William Harvey Fulks who died Monday at his home near Platform. He was in his 79th year and had been in poor health several years. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Grover and Harold Fulks of Crown City, Bessie Burnette of Rockcamp, and Vernie Vanpelt of Chesapeake.

Note: William Harvey Fulks' wife was Lizzie McKinley.

The Gallia Times
Thursday July 3, 1941
Submitted by Eve Hughes                                                                               Top of Page


Fulks, James

James Fulks Dead
     James Fulks, one of the oldest residents of Guyan township, passed away Saturday morning, April 22, at his home on Guyan Creek, near the county line.  He was about 88 years old and was born at Great Bend, Ohio.  He came to this township several years ago, where he settled with his family and has since been one of our honored citizens. 
     He was twice married, his first wife being Flora Lasley.  Three children were born to this union.  His second wife was Amanda Lasley, a sister to his first wife.  She preceded him in death about twelve years ago.  She was the mother of several children, five of whom are living as follows: Jas. A., J.M., and William of Crown City and L.R. Fulksand a sister Anna Mary, living somewhere in Kentucky. 
     Mr. Fulks was an eccentric character and for several years has lived a sort of a recluse life.  For about four years he was unable to walk, but seldom went to bed, preferring to sit on the floor and pass away the time, playing like a child.  His desire was to be buried in a plain oak box, but this was not carried out.  He died with his pipe in hismouth.  His sister Mrs. Delilah Dorsey, of Steubenville, Ohio, is the only one living of his father's family. 
     Funeral services were conducted at the home Sunday evening and were largely attended.  Rev. Jasper N. Lunsford of Scottown officiated at the funeral and Undertaker J.W. Stevers had charge of the burial which was made in the family burying ground.

The Gallia Times Thursday
April 27 1922
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Fulks, Jennie

Mrs. Jennie Fulks Dies on Monday
     Mrs. Jennie B. Fulks, widow of John E. Fulks, formerly of Scottown, died at the home of her daughters, Mrs. Roy Heidorn and Mrs. Jewel Mayberry, 403 Melrose Ave., Columbus, at 1:10 p.m. Monday. She was 80 years old and has been seriously ill for some time. Survivors include, besides the two daughters, another daughter, Mrs. J. W. McKinley of Scottown; one son, N. G. Fulks, of Scottown, 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. One son, J. W. Fulks, preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. in the Guyan Valley Baptist church at Platform. Burial, under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home of Ironton, will be in Perkins Ridge Cemetery.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, December 4 1954
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Fulks, John E.

Gallia Co. Resident Dies in Huntington
Platform, O., May 7
     John E. Fulks, well known citizen of this place, died Wednesday night in the Guthrie hospital at Huntington of wounds in the neck said to have been self inflicted at his home that morning. Mr. Fulks had been in ill health for more than a year past, and the act was the result of despondency due to his condition. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Perkins Ridge church with burial in the cemetery there.
     Mr. Fulks, who was 65 years old, was an uncle of Ferry Dillon of Gallipolis and was widely known throughout Gallia County where he was born. He is survived by his widow, three daughters, and two sons. He was a brother-in-law of I. Frank Williams, former Lawrence County representative, and a relative of Mrs. Lenna Collins, postmistress, both of Proctorville.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday May 8,1931
Submitted by Eve Hughes                                                                               Top of Page


Fulks, John W.

John W. Fulks, World War II Veteran Dies at age 38

     John William Fulks, 38, a resident of Miller and a veteran of World War II died at 2 a.m. today in Holzer Hospital. He had been a patient there for four days. He was an employee of the Ashland Oil and Refinery Company and a member of the Masonic Lodge at Crown City. He was a member of the board of education of Fairland schools.
     Mr. Fulks was born in Lawrence County at Platform July 2, 1925, son of the late John William Fulks, and is survived by his mother Gladys Wall Fulks Brammer of Gallipolis. His marriage to the former Geneva Bennet took place July 2 1947 at the home of the bride's parents. She survives with the following children: Vickie, Billy Kay, Stephen, and Stanley. Other survivors are a brother and two sisters, Don Fulks of Gallipolis, Mrs. Joe (Patricia) Morgan of Ironton, and Mrs. Fred (Ruth) Miller of Columbus.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Perkins Ridge Baptist Church near Ironton. Rev. Homer Click will officiate and burial will be in Perkins Ridge Cemetery. Ohio Valley Lodge of Masons will conduct Masonic rites at the Schneider Funeral Home in Chesapeake. Friends may call at Miller's from noon to 3 on Wednesday.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday March 17, 1964, p. 1
Submitted by Eve Hughes


Fulks, John William

Dynamite Blast Proves Fatal For Willie Fulks
     John William (Willie) Fulks, 35, whose home was at Platform near the Gallia-Lawrence line, died this morning at 2:30 in St. Marys hospital, Huntington. He was terribly injured Tuesday near his home when a stick of dynamite went off in his hand. It was thought he believed the fuse was not burning. The hand was so badly mangled that amputation was necessary. One side of his face received the full blast of the explosion and he suffered injuries about the body also.
     He was the son of Mrs. Jennie Dillon Fulks and the late J. E. Fulks of the Platform community. He was widely related in Gallia county, his late father having been a brother of the late Mrs. A. L. Dillon of Crown City.
     In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife, the former Gladys Wall, and three children, John, Patty and Donovan, all at home. He also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Hazel McKinley of Platform, Mrs. Fleeta Heidorn of Columbus and Mrs. Jewell Maybury of Scottown and a brother, N. D. Fulks of Platform.
     The last rites are set for Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Guyan Valley church. Burial will be in Perkins Ridge cemetery by W. W. Phillips of Ironton and Waterloo.

[Note: DC #6230 (From WV Vital Records) John William Fulks, Gideon Dst. Huntington, Cabell Co. WV died 9 May 1940 at St. Mary's Hospital of injuries from an explosion; wife Gladys, 31; b. 16 August 1904, Platform OH; age 35y 8m 23d; farmer; father John E. Fulks, born Gallia Co. OH; mother Jennie B. Dillon, born Platform OH; burial Perkins Ridge Cemetery, Scottown OH; informant Gladys Fulks.]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                        Top of Page


Fulks, Otis

Otis Fulks
     Otis Reckard Fulks, 92, a resident of Scottown, died Sunday in Holzer Medical Center.
     He was born Sept. 15, 1884, in Lawrence County, son of the late Jimmie and Buena Lewis Fulks. Mr. Fulks was a retired farmer and a member of the Guyan Valley Missionary Baptist Church.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie Kerns Fulks in 1957. Two daughters preceded him in death, Mrs. Harold Bircham and Eunice Fulks.
     Three sons survive: Grover Fulks, Scottown; Harlow Fulks, Portsmouth, Va., and Armond Fulks, Gallipolis; four daughters: Mrs. Frank (Virginia) Harshbarger, Barboursville, W. Va.; Mrs. Andy (Eileen) Null, Columbus; Mrs. Lyndall (Fleeta) Dial, Scottown and Mrs. Dayton (Evelyn) Williams, Gallipolis; two brothers, Burt and Jimmie Fulks, both of Proctorville; five sisters: Mrs. Flossie Fulkls and Mrs. Gladys Johnson, both of Scottown; Mrs. Marie Kerns, Pt. Pleasant; Mrs. Buena Kerns, and Mrs. Virgia Scheff, both of Huntington. Seventeen grand and 23 great-grandchildren survive.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Schneider Funeral Home in Chesapeake with Rev. Leon Holderby officiating. Burial will be in Perkins Ridge Cemetery.

Unknown publication
October 3, 1976
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley


Fulks, Pauline

     Pauline H. Fulks, 84, 2608 State Route 141, Gallipolis, died Thursday Nov. 3, 1984, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. She was a homemaker and member of the Crown City Methodist Church.
     Born June 8, 1910 in Gallia County, she was the daughter of John and Belva Haskins. She resided in Guyan Township until 1983. Survivors include two daughters Betty (Dan) Beabout of Evansville, Ind., and Sandra (Harold) Montgomery of Gallipolis; five grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arden Fulks, whom she married July 24, 1935; and one brother and one sister in infancy.
     Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Willis Funeral Home, where services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Jim Lusher officiating. Burial will be in Crown City Cemetery. Pall bearers will be Dan Beabout, Nick Beabout, Mike Beabout, Barry Beabout, Wilbur Van Matre and Randy Dunfee.

The Gallipolis Tribune
Friday November 4 1984
Submitted by Eve Hughes


Fulks, Ralph J.

     Ralph J. Fulks, 73, Vinton, Ohio, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2003, in Holzer Senior Care, Bidwell, Ohio. A United States Army Airforce Veteran, WWII, he retired from Kaiser Aluminum, Ravenswood, W.Va. in 1990. He was a member of the Faith Baptist Church, Rodney,...Mr. Fulks was born November 14, 1929 in Rome Township, Lawrence County, Ohio, son of the late Junius Jackson Fulks and Wreath Gay Pemberton Fulks. He married Arbutus Meade, February 26, 1949, at Chesapeake, Ohio, and she preceded him in death November 2, 2002. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Peggy Fulks of Vinton, Ohio; one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Morris Neal; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildre; and brother Charles (Carolyn) Fulks of Point Pleasant, W.Va. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard E. Fulks.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2003, at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton with the Rev. Jim Lusher officiating. Interment will be in Vinton Memorial Park.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
16 August 2003
Submitted by Eve Hughes                                                                               Top of Page


Fulks, William Henry

W H Fulks Dies
     William Henry Fulks, 78, living alone in his home near Bladen, was found dead Sunday by a son who lives nearby. He had not been ill, and death is believed to have results from a heart attack. His wife died two years ago.
     He is survived by sons Fred, John and Charles Fulks, a daughter Carrie, and a brother, Ben Fulks, of Huntington. Funeral services were Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Lee Wallace at Bethel Church.

[Note: Tombstone has dates 1858-1937]

Gallipolis paper
1937
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Fulks, William Henry

Wm. H. Fulks, 78, Is Found Dead in Home Near Bladen
     William Henry Fulks, 78, was found dead at his home back of Bladen in Ohio tp. Sunday by one of his sons. He was lying on the floor near the door. He had been ill and death is supposed to have resulted from heart disease.
     Mr. Fulks had lived alone since his wife died several years ago. Two of his sons, Fred and John, live nearby, one on either side of the parental home; and one of these sons in passing saw his father alive and seemingly about as well as usual and then 10 minutes later found him dead, according to reports reaching here.
     Another son, Charles, lives in Guyan tp. And there is a married daughter, Carrie, living near Centerpoint. One brother, Ben, lives in Huntington.
     Funeral services will be held at Bethel at 2 o'clock Tuesday, with Rev. Lee Wallace in charge. Burial there by Stevers.

[Note: 1858-1937 from tombstone.]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                        Top of Page


Fuller, Lucy Newton

Mrs. Fuller
Widow Of Col. W. G. Fuller, Passed Away Monday, Aged 82 Years
     Mrs. Lucy Newton Fuller, widow of the late Col. W. G. Fuller, died Monday, March 28, 1910. Had she lived until April 6th she would have been 82 years of age.
     She was a daughter of Orin and Elizabeth Newton and was born at Warren a few miles below Marietta. There were ten children and only one, D. E. Newton, of Hartford City, survive her. She was married to Mr. Fuller in this city, November 4, 1850, and three children blessed this union: Alice, who died in 1869, aged 17 years; Stella, who died in infancy and W. B. Fuller, who died in 1897?.
     Mrs. Fuller was a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church, and a woman of breed? and character. Long a prominent figure in social life, since the death of her husband she has been confined in the house, the greatest part of the time on account of ill health. She was a most estimable lady and her death will bring sorrow to many friends.
     The funeral services were held at the residence of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ella K. Fuller, on Second avenue, Wednesday morning by Rev. Thomas Turnbull of Pomeroy. The remains were taken to Marietta accompanined by Mrs. Fuller and her grandson, Morris Fuller, where interment occured at the side of her husband and two daughters.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 1, 1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Fuller, Mary H. [Bickel]

Death of Mrs. Fuller
     Mary H. Bickel was born Dec. 9th, 1819 in Gallia Co. and was married on the 8th of March, 1838 to Atherton Fuller, of the same place, where they resided until the year 1868 when they moved to Middleport. In 1875 they moved to Pt. Pleasant which was their home for the next five years. At the end of this time they returned to Middleport to remain there permanently. Divine Providence permitted them to spend fifty happy years together and to celebrate their golden wedding in March, 1888. The following October, death separated them by claiming Mr. Fuller. Since that time Mrs. Fuller has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Will Cheatham.
     During her life she has suffered several severe attacks of rheumatism but with native energy and will power she managed to live a very active and industrious life until the past winter when ill health became too severe for her enfeebled energies. About four weeks ago the grip claimed her as one of its victims. The disease shortly developed into typhoid pneumonia and caused her intense suffering. On Friday morning it was noticed she was sinking rapidly and at 2 p.m. her spirit passed into the world beyond.
     Mrs. Fuller was the mother of eleven children, five of whom, four sons and a daughter, died in their infancy. Those surviving are Mrs. Riley Barrows, Mrs. Park Allen, of Belpre, OH Mrs. John Rayburn of Rickland Co. Ill., Thaddeus Fuller, of this place, Warner Fuller, of Omaha, Neb. and Mrs. William Cheatham of this city. The deceased has, since childhood, been a member of the Methodist Church and through life it has been her aim to be a Christian, not alone in name but in reality, and to make honest faithful Christians of her friends.
     The respect and esteem of her many friends were shown by the large number that attended the funeral services Sunday 2 p.m. at the home of her daughter, conducted by Rev. Echols. The remains were laid to rest in the hill cemetery.

[Note: Hill Cemetery is sometimes also known as Middleport Hill Cemetery, and is in Meigs County]

Unknown publication and date
The obituary was provided by Ellen Tolleson Reesch
Transcribed by Neil Elvick (great-grand nephew of Mrs. Fuller)                             Top of Page


Fuller, W.B.

     Capt. W.B. Fuller died at his residence on Second Ave, Friday evening, March 3, 1905, of heart failure. He had been ill only a few days with a bad case of putrid sore throat, but his physician had the disease under control and his sudden death was a surprise as well as an awful shock to the citizens of this city as well as his family.
     Capt. Fuller was born in Gallipolis May 5, 1869. He attended our public schools and at the age of 15 became a student at the Wooster, O., academy. At an early age he became connected with the Fuller-Hutsinpiller furniture company as a traveling salesman and afterward in the office. A few years ago the local factory and a factory at Charleston were incorporated as the Ohio Valley Furniture Company and since then Capt. Fuller has had full charge of the local plant, displaying business ability of high order.
     He was married to Miss Ada Morris July 1, 1890, and to this union two children were born, Morris G., aged 13, now attending Kenyon College, and Neal Fuller, who died in infancy. Mrs. Fuller died April 23, 1895. He was united in marriage with Miss Ella Kerr, daughter of the late Hon. James M. Kerr, on October 1, 1899, and two children blessed this union, Douglass, aged 4, and Isabell, aged two years.
     Capt. Fuller was a prominent Mason and also a member of the Loyal Legion. He served the City as Councilman for several years and at the time of his death was a member of the Board of Public Service, having full charge of the waterworks.
     Besides his wife and children he is survived by his mother, now a resident of Marietta. The funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon by Rev. Beavin, of Pittsburg, under the direction of Rose Commandry, Knights Templars, interment following at Mound Hill by Hayward & Son. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful, many being received from business men from other cities.
     Both factories closed and the employe[e]s attended the funeral in a body, paying the last tribute of respect to him who had been a friend to them and theirs.

[Note: Buried in Mound Hill Cemetery in Gallipolis Twp.- listed as Wm. Burtt Fuller in the cemetery listings]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, March 10, 1905
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux & Theresa E. Smith

[Note: From death certificate date of birth 1869; father W. G. Fuller; mother Lucia L. Newton. There are 2 very large tributes for Captain W. B. Fuller in the Simmerman files, Fuller-Blake file, Bossard Library. (L. Anders)]


Fullerton, Mary

     Mary Fullerton, a colored girl, also died last week.

Gallipolis Journal
November 17, 1881
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                        Top of Page


Fulton, Amanda J.M.

Death of Mrs. Fulton
     Mrs. George Fulton died at her home on Vinton Ave. at 6 o’clock Wednesday morning, August 27, 1902, after a three weeks’ illness with typhoid fever. It was thought she was growing better but she suffered a relapse and passed away from exhaustion.
     She was 56 years of age and left a husband and two daughters, Mrs. Byrd Amsbury and Ruth, at home, and seven sons, Ben in Minnesota, Luther in Alaska, Clyde in one of the Dakotas, Ed and Arthur in this county, and Harley and Dawson, at home.
     She was a member of the Bethel M. E. Church, a faithful wife and a kind, indulgent mother, who will be sadly missed by a host of friends. The funeral services will be conducted at her late residence on Vinton Ave. this morning by Rev. J. W. Fulton. Burial at the Fulton family cemetery.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, August 29, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fulton, Amanda J.

Death of Mrs. Fulton
     We much regret to record the death of Mrs. Geo. Fulton this Wednesday morning. She was reported better yesterday, and she was and had been getting along nicely for several days. The fever had left her very weak and every precaution was being taken against heart failure. She was given to frequent hemorrhages of the nose that were difficult to control, and last night had a severe hemorrhage. This was controlled and it was thought she was alright, but this morning about 4 o’clock she called for a drink. Her nurse, Miss Myers, gave it to her, and soon afterward she was taken with a violent chill and soon after passed away from exhaustion.

Gallipolis Tribune
Wednesday, August 27, 1902

News Note:
     The funeral of Mrs. Fulton will occur from her home on Vinton avenue at 10 o’clock Friday morning. The services will be conducted by Rev. Fulton of Rio Grande, and the burial will take place at Bulaville by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Tribune
Thursday, August 28, 1902

Death of Mrs. Fulton
     Mrs. Amanda J. Fulton, wife of Mr. George W. Fulton, died August 27, 1902, after a short illness with typhoid fever and aged 56 years. She became the mother of 11 children, 9 living as follows: Benjamin, of Lincoln, Kas., Edward and Arthur, of Addison township; Luther, of Dawson City, Alaska; Clyde, of Idaho; Harley and H. Dawson and Miss Ruth at home; Mrs. Fannie, wife of Mr. Byrd Amsbury, of this city.
Her funeral services were conducted at her late residence on Vinton avenue Friday, at 10 a.m., by Rev. W. J. Fulton, the burial following at the Fulton family cemetery by Wetherholt. Mrs. Fulton was an eminently good woman, beloved by all who knew her and her death is greatly regretted by all.

Gallipolis Tribune
Friday Evening, August 29, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fulton, Carrie [Wood]

Mrs. I. J. Fulton, Nee Wood, Dies Early Today at Marietta Home
Final Rites about 4:30 p.m. Monday at Rio Grande
     Mrs. Carrie Wood Fulton, wife of Ira J. Fulton, died at 2 o’clock this morning at their home in Marietta. She had been in grave condition for three or four weeks, and death resulted from a coronary thrombosis.
     Several years ago Mrs. Fulton suffered a stroke, but to a large extent recovered there from. Funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock Monday at Harry Hadley’s Funeral Home in Marietta, and then the body will be brought to Calvary Cemetery in Rio Grande for interment. At the cemetery, a short service about 4:30 p.m.
     Just a fraction of a mile from there, Carrie Wood was born and reared at the “Old Homestead”. She was the youngest of the children of John H. and Amantha Roach Wood, whose antecedents came into this county from Virginia more that 140 years ago.
     She was a graduate from Rio Grande College and during her college years and later made a study of vocal music.
     Her marriage to Mr. Fulton was an event of January 20, 1902. They lived for some years at Vinton, where Mr. Fulton was connected with the bank. Then for a period the family resided in Gallipolis, while he held a position in Ohio Valley bank. He left that post to become a state bank examiner, and then moved to Columbus. His next position was with a national or federal reserve bank in Cleveland, to which city he and his family moved. They returned to Columbus when Governor George White appointed Mr. Fulton state superintendent of banks, and later accepted a more lucrative position as president of the People’s Bank of Marietta, where Mr. and Mrs. Fulton have lived the past twelve years and where they have had leading parts in the affairs of that old and attractive city.
     Mrs. Fulton was a member of the Presbyterian Church and of the Salvation Army Board of Marietta. She was a woman of refinement and culture, a devoted and indulgent wife and mother, with a host of good friends in every city and community in which she lived.
     Surviving beside the husband are two children: Wendell Fulton, Columbus (who is connected wit the Ohio State Life Insurance Co.); and Frances (Dorothy) Elmendorf, Cleveland; three grandchildren, one brother Harry A. Wood of Franklin Furnace and Rio Grande; one sister, Mrs. Fred K. Mills, Bidwell. Her youngest sister was the late Nelle Howell, the mother of Probate Judge John W. Howell and Harry Howell.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 16, 1945
Transcribed by Marjorie Wood                                                                         Top of Page


Fulton, Charles Owen

     Charles Owen Fulton, 48, a native of Gallia county and a resident of Germantown, was killed in a plane crash in a field near Waynesville, Wednesday evening. He had been employed with the Frigidaire Corp. at Dayton since 1946, and was a World War II veteran. He belonged to the Masonic Order. He was born in this county Aug. 9, 1916; son of the late Stanford Fulton, and his mother, who survives is Mrs. Charles Wickwire of Kyger. His marriage to the former Marcella Bradley took place in 1946, and she survives along with three children, David, Judy and Charles Owen Fulton, Jr., all at home. Brothers and sisters surviving are Mrs. Cecil Perry of Creola, Ms. Donald Winkel of Monroeville, Arnold Fulton of Vickery, Sanford Fulton, Jr., of Sandusky, Mrs. Elmer Gothard and Mrs. Robert Racer, both of Rt. 1, Gallipolis. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Germantown Funeral home with burial at Germantown.

Gallia Times
November 7, 1964
Transcribed by Candy (Hulbert) Ditkowski


Fulton, Francis M.

     Francis M. Fulton, son of Andrew and Sarah Irwin Fulton, was born in Addison Township, Gallia County, May 12, 1857, and departed this life July 28, 1936, aged 79 years, 2 months, and 16 days. Mr. Fulton attended Gallia Academy, also Rio Grande College the first year it was founded and started on the second year course when his father became seriously ill, calling him home to take over the management of his farm and home. Thus, early in life, Mr. Fulton showed his thoughtfulness and love for others.
     He was united in marriage to Theodocia Malaby on August 21, 1879. To this union two daughters were born, Mrs. Ethel Mink, Cheshire, Ohio and Mrs. Ada Ferguson, Bidwell, Ohio. And since the death of his beloved wife, 18 years ago, the daughters were the pride and joy of his life. During his illness he was so devotedly cared for by them, everything that willing hands and loving hearts could do was done for his comfort, nothing was too hard for the daughters to do for father. He bore his suffering with a marked degree of patience and cheerfulness, always greeting
everyone with a smile.
     The daughters were more than willing for their father to make his home with them, but he refused, saying "No place was so dear to him as his old home," where practically his whole life was spent. Mr. Fulton was of a kindly disposition and had many friends and neighbors, who will be grieved to learn of his passing. He was also benevolent, always cheerfully contributing to the Church and Community when the need arose and really found joy in helping others.
     He leaves to mourn their loss: the two daughters, Mrs. Mink and Mrs. Ferguson, two grandchildren, Dorothy Ferguson, Bidwell, Ohio and Earl Mink, Gallipolis, Ohio, three great grandchildren, Frances Lou, Jack and Catherine Mink, also one sister, Mrs. Joe Shaffer, Riverside, California, and a host of relatives and friends. Two brothers, Lovias and R.E. have preceded him in death.
     Not only by his daughters and other relatives was he loved, for we all loved him, he was father to us all, comforting us by his loving, cheerful disposition and we will miss him so much. We think not of father as dead, for he is not, he has only reached that heavenly shore. Our loss is our precious father's eternal gain.

[Note: buried in Campaign Cemetery in Addison Township.]

Gallipolis paper
July, 1936
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Fulton, George

Death of Mr. Geo Fulton
     Mr. George Fulton of Springfield Township, died at his home Sunday morning, Jan. 6, 1924, very suddenly at the age of 82 years. Mr. Fulton was a well known citizen and leaves his wife and nine living children by a former marriage, Ben and Harley of Kansas; Clyde and Ruth of Idaho; Luther and Dawson of California; Ed and Arthur Fulton and Mrs Burt Amsbury of this city.
     Funeral services will be given later.

[Note: Buried Buvelot Fulton Cemetery in Addison Township.]

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


Fulton, Jessie [Rothgeb]

Mrs. John Fulton Dead
     Mrs. Jessie Rhey Fulton, wife of Mr. John V. Fulton of Addison Township, died Saturday evening, April 23, 1927, at the family home on White Oak. Previous to her marriage to Mr. Fulton two years ago she was Jessie Rothgeb Rhey. Besides her husband, four daughters, two sisters and two brothers survive. Funeral services were held in the Addison M.E. Church Tuesday morning by Rev. Cleland.

[Note: Death Certificate..Jessie A. Fulton born March 5, 1860; died April 23, 1927; aged 69 years 1 month and 19 days. Parents: Wesley Rothgeb and Ester Swisher. Burial Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire Township.]

Gallia Times
April 28, 1927
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Fulton, Samuel

REV. SAMUEL FULTON
A Noble Baptist Minister Finishes Life's Work at Bidwell
     Rev. Samuel Fulton, a well known and highly esteemed F. B. minister, died at his home in Bidwell Sunday
evening, after long and brave struggle with asthma and lung trouble. He had been living at Brunswick, O., the last few years where he was engaged in the ministry, but was compelled on account of failing health to give up regular pastoral work several months ago. Realizing his time on earth was short he expressed a desire to spend his last day's near relatives and friends, and with his family moved to Bidwell only a few weeks ago.
The last sad rights were held at the Campaign church Wednesday at 10:30 AM conducted by Rev. J. M. Davis of Rio Grande, after which he was laid to rest in the church cemetery by Undertaker Glassburn.
     Samuel Fulton, son of Samuel and Nancy Malaby Fulton, was born August 10, 1866 he departed this life on March 25, 1912, being 55 years, seven months and 14 days old. He suffered a lingering sickness, after being ill since August 1911. He was fully conscience of his condition and said many times he was coming to what lies ahead of us all.
     He was united in marriage March 28, 1876 to Elizabeth Shuler. To this union six children were born. The oldest to preceded him, and for survive him as follows: one son Wm. Fulton, of Morral, Ohio, Mrs. Hugh Quinn, of Huntington, W. Va., Mrs. Leo Barry, of Morral Ohio, and Miss Petal at home, and with their sorrowing mother mourn his departure. He also leaves three brothers, Royal of Kansas, W. J. of Rio Grande, and J. of Gallipolis, and one sister Mrs. Mary E Pierce, of Iowa.

[Note: Buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire Township]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 1912
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Fulton, Stella M.

Stella M. Fulton Dies Monday
     Miss Stella Mae Fulton, 88, longtime professor of Latin and English at Rio Grande College and a lifetime resident of Rio Grande died at 3 p.m. Monday.
     Miss Fulton was born on the family farm near Porter on Nov. 14, 1871, just five years before the founding of the college. She was the daughter of the late Rev. William J and Eva Tipton Fulton. There were three children in the family, a brother Ira J. Fulton, survives and she was preceded in death by a sister, Miss Molly Fulton.
     In the summer of 1885 the family came to Rio Grande, where the father became the first fulltime pastor of Calvary Baptist Church and served it for 31 years. Miss Fulton attended village schools and graduated from Rio Grande College in the class of 1892. She was the oldest living graduate at the time of her death. After her graduation she continued her studies at Chautauqua Lake NY and received the degree of Master of Arts from that institution.
     In 1892 she began her teaching career at White Oak School near Porter and the following year she became a professor at Rio Grande in Latin, English and other subjects. She held a professional post for 36 years and retired in 1929. At one time during that period she served as principal of the township high school when it was a preparation department of the college. Since her graduation she had attended college alumni banquets for 66 years, having missed only two since her graduation.
     In addition to her teaching duties, Miss Fulton contributed much to the church and community life, having been a member of Calvary Church for 71 years and always active in its program until ill health forced her to be confined to her home across from the college campus. She taught Sunday School classes and held all important positions in the church. She had a great interest in missions and through her efforts Rio Grande ranked high in mission giving in Ohio. She was held in the greatest esteem by not only her students but everyone who knew her and she was synonymous with any mention of the college or village.
     In addition to the brother, she is survived by a niece Mrs. Dorothy Fulton Elmendorf of Cleveland and a nephew, Wendell Fulton of Upper Arlington.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church. The Rev. Luther Tracy will officiate and burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. The body will lie in state for one hour prior to the service. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. tonight.

[Note: died 1960]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
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Fulton, Stephen

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

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


Fulton, Wendell

Sad Death
     Wendell, the four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Fulton died early Thursday morning of diptheria [sic]. He had been suffering with the croup a few days, but not seriously ill, until Wednesday morning when diptheria [sic] developed and despite all that medical skill and loving care could do he passed away. Wendell was a bright, handsome little fellow and was fairly worshipped [sic] by his parents who are heart broken over his untimely end. They will have the deep and sincere sympathy of the entire community in their great sorrow. The funeral services will be held this morning and interment will be at Mt. Zion in Springfield township.

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 20, 1907
Transcribed by Karen Strojin


Fulton, William

     DIED - At his home in Addison Township, July 22, 1883, Mr. William Fulton in the 60th year of his age. Mr Fulton was one of Addison's good citizens. Beginning farm life with small means, by industry, energy and thrift his home was soon made one of taste and comfort and its surroundings were those of neatness and good order. He was a man of good judgement, of sound principle and possessed the respect and good will of all who knew him. He leaves a widow, a son and a daughter, who have the sympathies of the entire community in their sad bereavements.

[Note: Born 1824; died July 25, 1883; age 59 years. Burial: Fulton Cemetery in Addison Township. Married Catherine L. Dougan on June 19, 1856 in Gallia County.]

Gallipolis Journal
Aug. 9, 1883
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Fulton, William J., Rev

Entire County Mourns the Death of Rev. W. J. Fulton of Rio Grande
     Community Hall at Rio Grande was filled Monday afternoon by friends who came to attend the funeral of a beloved friend, Rev. W. J. Fulton, who passed away Saturday, August 20, 1927, at his home there following a long illness.
     The funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. E. Dierke of Calvary Baptist church at Rio Grande, and his body was laid to rest in the churchyard cemetery. Participants in the last rites were C. O. Clark, P. D. Woods and H. L. Bethel of Rio Grade college.
     Mr. Fulton is survived by two daughters, Misses May and Mollie Fulton of Rio Grande, a son, Ira J. Fulton, state bank examiner with headquarters at Cleveland, and a brother, John V. Fulton of near Bidwell.
The following article was prepared and read at the funeral by Judge R. J. Mauck, a fitting tribute to a worthy man by one who knew him well and loved him. (By) Judge R. J. Mauck)

It can not alway be said even at burial services that a good man has passed away; even less frequently can it be said that a good man of surpassing usefulness has departed. No hesitancy is experienced, however, in saying that when William J. Fulton died, the community was called to mourn the passing of one who both in character and accomplishments, attracted the affection and admiration of those who know and appreciate good and useful men.

     He was born in Gallia County, Ohio, July 17, 1847. After a life of unusual activity he died there August 20, 1927. He had been married in 1870 to Eve Tipton. Mrs. Fulton preceded him in death. There survive three children, May and Mollie at home and Ira at Cleveland.
     He was a teacher, preacher and banker, but of these he was preminently a Baptist preacher, and the Baptist may be emphasized. He knew that the Christian life outside a denomination was possible, but he felt it to be unlikely and believed it required the background of an organized church to make such Christian life a useful one. He was a Baptist and ready to back up the faith he professed. He was a Free Will Baptist, but when the exigency required was willing to forego questions of minor import and take his place and do his work with the larger field of the regular demoniation. Similarly he was willing to co-operate with all of other demominations whom he thought to be engaged in his Master's work.
     He became an ordained minister in the Free Will Baptist Church in the early 70's, and for twenty years served the congregations of that denomination in Gallia and nearby counties with zeal and fidelity. In 1885 he became pastor of Mount Calvary at Rio Grande, coming into intimate contact with the college with which he had been for short time a student, and later a trustee. In the succeeding years he kept up an intimate relationship with the various congregations of the Free Will Baptists until that communion was absorbed by the larger and older demoniation. For many years he was a member of the General Conference Board of the smaller demominations, and this was followed by equally active service as one of the managers of the Ohio Baptist Conventin.
     For about forty years either solely or associated with another he administered the endowment fund of Rio Grande College.
     He was a great preacher. He made a fine personal appearance in the pulpit and possessed a melodious voice. He had dignity without austerity. He was entertaining, but not flippant. He was emphatic, but never coarse. He had a message and imparted it with genuine eloquence. THe message reached his auditors for they knew that behind it stood a man of grace and sincerity.
     It was an unusual combination of talents that made Dr. Fulton a good preacher and a good business man. There must be few instances of one passing his youth and young manhood in the performance of the many and exacting duties of a Baptist preacher to become after middle age the active president of a bank. The fact that he did this illustrates the most interesting phase of this unusual life. He was probably a good teacher in his young manhood. Later he was certainly a good preacher and administrator. He became a good banker. The biggest thing in the man, however, was revealed in none of these. The thing that should most attract an admiration was his constant growth. He had slight schooling but he was a well educated man. He had briefly attended the Ewington Academy in his youth but was without the opportunity of further satisfying his desire for learning at that time. Most men, once they have quit the school house, abandon the habits of study. Dr. Fulton was too big for this. Despite the demands made upon this time and strength he refused to drift into the intellectual doldrums. At forty he was a student. At fifty he was still studying. At fifty-five he took up banking. Always he appreciated the paradox that a learned man is one who never quits learning; that an educated man is one whose education is never quite accomplished.
     So he grew in a knowledge of books, of affairs and of men. So he increased in intellectual strength. So until the end, he was the student still at work. The college upon which he bestowed so much care gave proper recognition of his accomplishments by conferring upon him the degree of Doctor of Divinity in 1910. The friends of Rio Grande College owe much to Dr. Fulton. For fifty years he served on its board of trustees. None has served it so long and none with a deeper devotion. The students of the college to whom he was a familiar figure may profitably draw from his life many a wholesome lession, and none perhaps more important than this: Education does not follow from a period at school; intellectual and spiritual growth are the processesof a life time.
     Dr. Fulton lived eighty years, labored hard and enjoyed that labor. He was capable until the end, when like Enoch he walked with God and was not.

[Note: Buried Calvary Baptist Cemetery]

Gallia Times
Aug 25, 1927
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page


Fultz, Emma

     Emma Fultz died Friday, 1928 at the home of her (can’t read) Mrs. E.R. Wallace, after a lingering illness. The funeral was Monday afternoon in Grace M. E. by Rev. Beardsley, interment being in Mound Hill cemetery.
She was born in Gallia County in 1854, a daughter of Samuel and (can’t read). A brother, William Cole, Columbus, survives her. She was married, first to Mr. Warner. They had three children, Wallace, Gordon Safford of (can’t read) and William Safford of (can’t read), Pa. Her second husband (can’t read) died several years ago.

Gallia Times
July 21, 1928
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Fultz, Jacob

     Jacob Fultz, an old and respected citizen of Gallipolis, died at his residence on the 21st, last. He was born in
Wurttemberg, Germany on the 20th of February, 1790, and came to this country in 1833. He first settled at Steubenville but removed to Gallia county in 1835. He was a neg??-master under the Emperor Napoleon at Waterloo. He was a good citizen, respected by all who knew him.

Portsmouth Times
January 6, 1872, on Page 2
Transcribed by Mary Blank Szekely


Funk, Emma Catherine

Death of Mrs. Michael Funk
     Mrs. Emma Catherine Funk, wife of Michael Funk, passed away at 8:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 1918. She had been ill since May with hardening of the arteries and was in her sixtieth year. She was born in Ohio and was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Weaver, both dead.
     Those surviving her are her husband, sisters Mrs. Mary Friend, Mrs. Robert Wallace and brothers Ernest, William and Andrew. Mrs. Funk was a lovely lady of a kindly Christian character, beloved by all her relatives and acquaintances and many friends mourn her death.
     The funeral, which will be private, will be conducted from her late home on Grape street Thursday at 2 p.m., interment in charge of Hayward to follow at Pine Street cemetery.

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


Funk, Joseph

     Mr. Joseph Funk, an old time resident of Gallipolis, died at Alleghany City, Pa., last week. He was the father of Mr. Michael Funk, of this city.

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 11, 1888
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Futch, Elizabeth

Gallipolis Native Dies
     Mrs. Thomas G. Futch, 64, the former Elizabeth "Sis" Carnes, Gallipolis, died Tuesday evening at Nashville, GA, following a lengthy illness.
     She was the daughter of the late Hubert and Eleanor Neal Carnes. She was born in Gallipolis Sept. 24, 1916. She was a teacher in the Gallipolis city schools and during World War II, served with the American Red Cross in England. She married Thomas G. Futch on Sept. 15, 1947. He survives along with the following children: John, Athens, GA; Nancy, Tom, Sam, all at home.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday morning in Nashville, GA.

Gallipolis Tribune
Sept. 15, 1971
Transcribed by F.K. Brown