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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scott, Abbie

Widow Of Frank M. Scott Dies Today
     Mrs. Abbie Scott, widow of Frank M. Scott, died this morning at her home immediately behind the Gillingham drug store on Pine street. She is the last of her family, it is said. Her husband died six years ago and her only daughter, Linda, in 1925. Mrs. Scott was a daughter of the late Malinda Craig, locally famous as a cook at Cheshire and later here a generation ago. She was a most estimable woman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 30, 1936

Scott Funeral Thursday
     Funeral services for Mrs. Abbie Scott, who died Monday morning at her home on Pine street, will be held at Paint Creek Baptist Church Thursday at 2 p.m. by the pastor Rev. Reed. High Court of Ruth and Mutual Aid society will be in charge and burial will be in Pine Street cemetery under the direction of W. N. Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 31, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Scott, Alex

     The relatives and friends of Alex Scott were filled with sadness when they learned that he had passed away last Thursday night. He had been in poor health all winter and he told the folks some time ago that he would not be any better and he just peacefully went to sleep when the end came.

Gallia Times
April 8, 1932
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Scott, Alvin Roy

Scott
     Mr. Roy Scott, son of Alex Scott of Cheshire, died Thursday of last week of hemorrhage of the nose of which he had suffered for a long time. He was about 23 years of age and said to be a fine young man.

[Note: (Alvin) Roy Scott is buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire Twp., date of birth: Jan. 23, 1881. His date of death: April 9, 1903]

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


Scott, Anna Lucendia

     Anna Lucendia Scott, daughter of Elizabeth and Elisha Scott, was born Nov. 22, 1859, near Cheshire, Ohio. Departed this life May 1, 1937 at her home on Old Kyger, at the age of 77 years, 6 months and 9 days.
     On Dec. 12, 1880 she was united in marriage to William M. Rife, son of Alvin and Lydia Rife, who preceded her in death. To this union was born three children Elna, Edna and Chancey Rife, besides whom she leaves to mourn her passing twentyone grandchildren and two great grandchildren, two sisters and one brother, Barbara Gorden of Bellville, Kansas, Mary Shuler and Niday Scott of Cheshire, a host of friends and neighbors who will sadly miss one who was ever ready to help in time of need or rejoice with those who were more fortunate.
     Her life being a perfect example of those who walk with Him for she joined the First Kyger Free Will Baptist Church very early in life and was a faithful member throughout her life.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 1937
Transcribed by J. Farley


Scott, Augusta

A Death At Kyger
     Mrs. Augusta Scott, wife of Clarence F. Scott, died Thursday night at their home at Kyger, aged about 41 years. Her husband and two children survive. Their son is in France and a daughter Mrs. Root resides at Kyger.

[Note: Buried Gravel Hill. Death Certificate: born Nov. 30, 1877; died Jan. 16, 1919; 41 years 1 month and 17 days. Parents: Alexander Gordon and Sarah Ralph]

Gallipolis Paper
January, 1919
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Scott, B. F.

B. F. Scott is Dead
Middleport Republican
     B. F. Scott, a little over sixty years of age, died at Pomeroy Tuesday from cancer of the stomach, for the past two months Mr. Scott had been confined to his home almost entirely and returned only two weeks ago from Mt. Carmel Hospital at Columbus, where he had undergone an operation but to no avail as he failed steadily since.
     Mr. Scott was born at Kyger in Gallia county, where he lived up to about fifteen years ago when he moved to Pomeroy and for the past nine years has acted as janitor of the Sugar Run school, where his long term of service attest his efficiency. He has long been a member of the K. of P. lodge.
     One of a family of ten, two of which preceded him, he leaves four brothers and three sisters, besides a widowed mother of eight children as follows: Mrs. Roy Fugate, Mrs. William E. Ebersbach and Mrs. Clyde Andrews, of Pomeroy; Mrs. Eber Willock, of Middleport; Mrs. Lewis Wolf, of Columbus; Frank, of Kyger; Atwood, who lives near the Hocking Valley freight depot, and Elgan, who is at home. He leaves nine grandchildren.

[Note: From tombstone in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire Township, b. 1851 d. 1912]

Gallipolis Weekly Journal
no date
From the newspaper collection of Harold and Odella Mack
Transcribed by Shari Little-Creech                                                                 Top of Page


Scott, Bert Albert

Bert A. Scott Dies Thursday
     Funeral services for Bert Albert Scott, 82, who passed away this morning at his Rt. 2 Cheshire residence, will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Old Kyger Free Will Baptist Church. Rev. Chester Lemley will officiate, with burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Old Kyger Free Will Baptist Church.
     Mr. Scott was born August 1, 1884 at Cheshire, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Scott. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cora; one daughter, three brothers and one sister. Surviving are these children, Mrs. Fred (Kathryn) Birtcher, Pomeroy; Charles, Rt. 1, Cheshire; Mrs. Henry (Goldie) Scott, Rt. 2 Cheshire; Mrs. Lucille Rathburn, Mrs. Brady (Juanita) Ballard, Lewis Scott, Mrs. John (Marjorie) Bradbury and Miss Jeanette Scott, all of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Frank (Charlotte) Gunther, Charleston; 19 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
     Friends may call at the Rawlings Coats Funeral Home anytime after 1 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, April 27, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

OBITUARY
Not now, but in the coming years,
It may be in the better land,
We'll read the meaning of our tears,
And there sometime we'll understand.
God knows the way, He holds the key,
He guides us with unerring hands,
Sometimes with tearless eyes we'll see
Yes there, up there, we'll understand.

     Bert Albert Scott, son of Elisha and Irene Jacobs Scott, was born August 1, 1884 at Cheshire, Ohio and departed this life April 27, 1967, at the age of 82 years, 8 months and 26 days.
     On July 3, 1905, he was united in marriage to Cora Yeauger, who preceded him in death on June 9, 1966. To this union was born the following children: Mrs. Fred Birtcher, Pomeroy, Ohio; Charles Scott, Cheshire, Ohio; Mrs. Lucille Rathburn; Mrs. Brady Ballard; Lewis Scott, Mrs. John Bradbury and Miss Jeanette Scott, all of Gallipolis and Mrs. Frank Gunter, Charleston, WV.
     A daughter, Lillian, preceded him in death. There are 19 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. He leaves one sister, Mrs. Henry Scott of Cheshire; three brothers and one sister are deceased.
     He was a retired farmer and spent his entire life in the Cheshire community. A devoted husband and loving father and a member of the Old Kyger Baptist Church. He will be sadly missed by a host of friends and relatives.

[Note: Buried Gravel Hill, Cheshire Township]

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


Scott, Charles

Charles Scott Dies Wednesday
     Charles (Bucky) Scott, one of the few octogenarians of Gallipolis died at his home, 813 Fourth Ave., at 8 a.m., Wednesday. He lived at that address with a son. He had been in failing health for many years and had been an invalid for the past five years.
     Scott was a familiar figure in Gallipolis during his active years. He worked on river boasts and was employed by plumbers and at several local produce houses. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Judd Scott and was the last of a family of 10 children.
     He was married to the former Margie Smedley who preceded him in death in 1930. They had nine children of whom the following survive: Harry, with whom he lived, Mrs. Mabel Lee, Walter, and Raymond. A son, Sammy, died a few weeks ago, and others who preceded him were Isaac and Cora and two children in infancy.
     Funeral arrangements are in charge of Miller’s Home for Funerals and will be announced later.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 23, 1957
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Scott, Della

     Mrs. Della Scott, grandmother of Mayo Bales, and great-grandmother of Ralph Bales and Rhonda Markin, passed away on Dec. 26 at the Holzer Medical Center, just six days after her 99th birthday.    
     She was born Dec. 20, 1881 at Woodburn, Iowa, the daughter of Benjamin and Rachel Kelley Bennett. She was widowed three times and lived in the western states most of her life, but spent the past few years with her daughter, Faye Barton Bales, who now resides near Wellston.
     Funeral services were held Dec. 29 at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel at Wellston, with Rev. Daniel Hocker officiating. Burial was at Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Among those attending the services were Irma Bales, Mayo Bales, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bales and Mrs. Rhonda Markin and sons Jeremy and Joshua. Mrs. Scott is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. LaVerne Bymun of Banks, Oregon and a son, Hugh Scott of American Forks, Utah; 22 grandchildren and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.
     She was a member of the Community Baptist Church of Aloha, Oregon.

Gallipolis Tribune
1981
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                Top of Page


Scott, Elisha V.

Mr. Scott Dead
     Mr. Elisha V. Scott of Cheshire township passed away on Saturday, July 5, 1913, aged 54 years.  His funeral services were Tuesday.  Mr. Scott was a fine man and a Christian gentleman.  For many years he had been a member of the F. W. B. Church and was a prominent Sunday School worker.  A family of several sons and daughters survives him.

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

Gallia Times
Wednesday, July 9, 1913
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Scott, Frances

     DIED - at her residence in Green Township, Gallia county, Ohio, on the 4th inst., of lung fever, Mrs. Frances Scott aged 56 years, nine months and eight days. Mrs. Scott was born in Jefferson county, Ohio, the 27th of March, 1808. Her illness was short but severe, and after five days of intense suffering, quietly breathed her last in peace. Her funeral took place on Friday last on which occasion the Rev. Mr. Cartlidge addressed the congregation, from these words "now therefore there remaineth a rest for the people of God, Heb. 4, 9," after which her remains were followed to the grave by a large concourse of friends and neighbors.

Her toils are past, her work is done,
And she is fully blest,
She fought her fight, the victory won,
And entered into rest. A.C.

The Gallipolis Journal
January 12, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Searls, James Garfield

Former Railroad Worker, J. Searls, Dies at Age 83
     James Garfield Searls, 83, a former railroad worker and farmer, who resided on Rt. 2 Cheshire, died at 2:20 p.m. Friday in Meigs Memorial Hospital. He had been a patient there for three weeks.
     Mr. Searls was born at Kyger June 3, 1880, one of 12 children born to the late Levi and Christine DeVault
Searls. A brother and two sisters who survive are George Searls of Eno, Mrs. Jennie Swink of Fostoria and Mrs. Bessie Darst of Marion. He spent his lifetime at Kyger and for a time he was employed at the Hobson shops. His marriage was to the former Fannie Jenkins, who preceded him in death Dec. 28, 1960. They had no children.
     Mr. Searls was a member of Siloam Lodge of Masons at Cheshire and the Eno Grange. He attended Kyger Methodist church. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Cheshire Methodist church. Rev. Wesley Benett will officiate, burial will be in Gravel Hill cemetery under the direction of Miller's Home for Funerals. The body will lie in state at the church for one-hour prior to the services. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 10, 1964
Transcribed by J. Farley


Scott, Isabel V.

     Isabel V. Scott, 74, 741 Third Ave., Gallipolis, died at 8:45 a.m. today, having been in failing health for the past 4 1/2 years. Born Aug. 3, 1930, in Gallipolis daughter of the late William F. and Cora Lewis Scott, she was a graduate of Rio Grande College.
     She taught for 17 years in Lincoln and Washington schools in Gallipolis, was employed at the Dr. Samuel L. Bossard District Library for 20 years and was a musical therapist at Gallipolis Developmental Center for 10 years. A member of Triedstone Baptist Church, she was the church treasurer for 25 years, the missionary president, church pianist, director of the community children's choir and a member of Churchwomen United.
     She married Chester E. Scott on June 1, 1946, in Gallipolis, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 1982. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Tammy) Robinson of Emoryville, Calif.; a grandchild, Tiffany; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Lee of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Ernestine Cunningham of Springfield.
She was preceded in death by two half-brothers, Walter Scott and Harry Scott.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Triedstone Baptist Church, with the Rev. L.V. Gause and the Rev. Grover G. Turner officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 7-9p.m. Saturday. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the service.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 2, 1985
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                Top of Page


Scott, James Martin

Funeral of James Martin Scott Will Be Held on Wednesday
     Funeral services for James Martin Scott, who was killed in Charleston Sunday morning, will be held at the Cheshire Baptist Church at 2 o'clock Wednesday. Rev. Y.H. Reed will officiate.
     Decedent was born Oct. 3, 1898, son of John N and Ida E. Scott. His age was 37years 9 months and 2 days of age.
     He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Allie Fielder Scott, whom he married April 23, 1927 and a daughter, Caroline May Scott and the following brothers and sisters; Arthur L. Scott, Elva Rife and William Henry Scott of Cheshire; Ada N Pierce and Michael Scott of Houston,Texas; Lorenzo D Scott, Middleport; Hollis P. Scott Gallipolis; Ina P. Rife, Kyger; and Mary Elasbrook, a half-sister, Columbus.

[Note: death certificate: Died July 5, 1936..cause of death -loss of right leg and shock following railroad accident. Mother: Ida E. Hood. Burial in Cheshire but no cemetery named. He was a baggage clerk for the NYC railroad.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 7, 1936
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Scott, John

Scott Services Set Thursday
     Funeral services for John Scott, about whose death a brief notice appeared in Tuesday’s Tribune, will be held on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland, Ky., with the Rev. C. F. Froedeman in charge and Poegue Lodge F. & A. M. of which he was a member holding ritualistic services at the grave.
     A native of England, having been born at Park Village, North Cumberland, 61 years ago, the son of Adam and Elizabeth Burns Scott, he came to America in 1907 and was the father of Mrs. Eldon Saunders, 631 Third Ave.
     His death occurred in King’s Daughters Hospital, Ashland, at 10: p.m. Monday. He was a retired salesman for the Harrison Refrigerator Co. and had been a resident of Ashland for 20 years.
     Surviving besides his widow are six daughters: Mrs. M. E. Harrison, Ashland; Mrs. Saunders of this city; Mrs. Eudora Elam, Louisville; Mrs. Cline Miller, Ashland; Miss Betty Scott, Washington, D. C.; Miss Isabelle at home; and two sons, John Thomas, Ashland, and Sidney Scott, Louisville.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 25, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Scott, Judson

Jud Scott Dies After 4 Weeks of Illness
Colored Man esteemed By All. Veteran of Two Wars
     Judson Scott, one of the best known and most highly respected colored residents of this city died Thursday about 10 p. m. at the home of Mrs. Anna Nelson, 3rd ave. He had been in failing health for some time and became critically ill a few weeks ago when he went to the Holzer hospital for treatment.    
     Jud, as he was familiarly known about town, was born in old Virginia Dec. 10, 1875, thus being a little more than 52 years old. He came to Gallipolis at the age of 18 as a steamboat hand and has been a resident ever since that time, working at different times on the river and in recent years has conducted a shoe shining shop in the First National Bank building. Few men have ever given more service to their country. Jud served in the Spanish American War for several months and gave up his pensions as a Spanish war veteran to enlist in the World War, entering services in Dec. 1917, sailing for France in June, 1918. On his return he left Brest in Feb. 1919 and was Discharged at Camp Sherman Mar. 31, 1919. He served with the first army throughout the Argonne drive of 47 days.
     His only near relatives surviving are a sister in Pittsburgh and a niece in Cleveland, who are waiting to be heard from before funeral arrangements are completed by Goerge J. Wetherholt and Sons. A legion of friends from all classes of this city will be sorry to hear of his passing.

[Note: Pine Street Cemetery. Died February 2, 1928.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 3, 1928
Transcribed by Romaine Smith


Scott, Lewis Stuart

Death of L. S. Scott
     Mr. L. S. Scott, born in Wythe county, Va., in 1852, died at his home on Front street Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, aged 44. He came here in ‘65 and engaged in the feed business, in the building on Third street, now occupied by the American steam laundry. He followed this business and at odd times sold coal, until about three years ago he accepted a position in James C. Canaday’s grocery at the corner of Third and Olive streets.
     He was married to Miss Sophia Booth, of Wilkesville, O., in 1872. To this union were born six children, four boys and two girls, who together with a devoted wife, survive him.
     About five years ago Mr. Scott met with an accident by falling in an open sewer and has never since been well. Several of his ribs were broken by the accident and he sustained internal injuries, which caused consumption, from which dreaded malady he died after three months confinement. Even until the end his sufferings were intense and death was the only relief. He bore his pain with calmness and fortitude, equaled by few. His affectionate wife and children lingered at his bedside and administered to his wants, endeavoring to restore him to health, until the last. Of him it may be said, there never was a more industrious man or more faithful workman.

[Note: Buried in Pine St. Cemetery, Gallipolis, Oh 9/12/1851 - 9/2/1896]

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, September 8, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Scott, Lillian

     Lillian Scott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Scott of Cheshire, born Sept. 30, 1906, departed this life Jan. 14, 1938, age 31 years, 3 months and 14 days.
     After many years of illness she was called home. Those who are left to mourn their loss are mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, six sisters, two brothers: Mrs. Fred Birtcher, Middleport; Charles Scott, Cheshire; Mrs. John Rathburn, Eno; Mrs. Brady Ballard, Dover, Ohio; Lewis, Marjorie, Jeanette and Charlotte at home and a host of friends and relatives. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

As one who was full of sunshine
As one who was full of love
She has left us here on earth below,
And gone to her home above.

She was loved by all who knew her
And grieved for by many more,
When God looked down and took her
To her home beyond the shore.

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

Card of Thanks
     We wish to express our sincere thanks to all our neighbors and friends, for many acts of kindness and words of sympathy during the last sickness of our dear daughter and sister; also to Rev. Snider for his consoling words, to the pallbearers, singers and Mr. Coleman for his service.
                      Mr. & Mrs. Bert Scott and Family

[Note: death certificate: Died during surgery. Mother's name looks like Gloria Younger. . Buried Gravel Hill Cemetery]

Gallipolis Paper
January, 1938
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Scott, Lorenzo

Lorenzo Scott, Died Sunday

     Lorenzo Dow (Pa) Scott, 85, died Sunday morning at his home on Locust St. in Middleport ending a lingering illness. Mr. Scott was born Sept. 7, 1887 in Vinton, the son of John and Ida Hunt Scott. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister. He was a retired conductor of the New York Central Railroad where he had been employed 46 years.
     Surviving are his wife, Maude Price Scott; two daughters, Mrs. James (Esther Bonn) Simpson and Mrs. Maurice (Dorothy Jean) Walter, both of Middleport; two sisters, Mrs. Ina Rife and Mrs. Ada Pierce., both of Gallipolis; two brothers, Henry of Cheshire and Michael of Lufkin, Texas, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Harry (Sandra Jean) Roush.
     Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home with the Rev. Max Donahue officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight, from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 Tuesday evening and on Wednesday until time of services.

Daily Sentinel
May 17, 1971
Transcribed by Connie Cotterill-Schumaker


Scott, Mary [Whiting]

Mrs. Mary Scott Dies Here Sunday
     Mrs. Mary Whiting Scott, estimable colored woman, died Sunday afternoon at her home, 105 Spruce St. She was the widow of Charles Scott and had been in frail health several years. Decedent was born in Kanawha County, W. Va., a daughter of Daniel and Jane Bullard Whiting. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Homozella Scott, who teaches at Morgantown, W. Va.
     Funeral services will be conducted at John Gee Chapel at 2 o’clock Wednesday, with Rev. J. E. Andrews in charge. Interment in Pine St. Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons. Casket will be open for an hour before the funeral.

[Note: 9/26/1866 - 8/23/1942 per Death Cert.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, august 24, 1942
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Scott, Mike

Colored Citizen Of Thurman Dies
     Mike Scott, well known and respected colored man of Thurman, died at his home there Monday morning. He had been employed by Hon. M. E. Beman for a number of years and while at his work on the Beman place, about three weeks ago, was injured by a cow in a most peculier accident. He threw out his foot to stop the cow when the horn of the animal caught in his shoe and he was dragged about. Complications from the injuries are said to have brought about his death.

Gallipolis Tribune
Dec. 16, 1927
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                Top of Page


Scott, Moudie [Hatfield]

Mrs. Scott, 65, Claimed Unexpectedly
     Moudie Scott, 65, died in the Pleasant Valley Hospital, Pt. Pleasant, at 1 p.m., Tuesday. Mrs. Scott resided at 1924 Eastern Ave., in Gallipolis. She apparently suffered a heart attack after shoveling snow yesterday morning. She was born in Pike County, Ky., on Feb. 16, 1904, daughter of James and Mary Johnson Hatfield.
Mrs. Scott married Buff Scott in Pike County in 1923. She is survived by three sons and five daughters: Buff Scott, Jr. Clarinda, Iowa; Bobby Scott, Westerville; Timothy Scott, Columbus; Mrs. Ellis (Helen) Hunt, Detroit; Mrs. Virgil (Mary) Hatfield, Gallipolis; Mrs. John (Geraldine) Miller, Evansville, Ind.; Mrs. Ray (Naomi) Clark, Zanesville, and Mrs. Shelby Standard, Farmington, Iowa. One granddaughter, Mrs. Rita Noble, Reynoldsburg, also survives.
     She was a member of the Church of Christ. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Miller’s Home for Funerals.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 4, 1970

Mrs. Scott Services Friday
     Funeral services for Moudie Scott, 65, who died in Pt. Pleasant Tuesday, will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Home for Funerals, under the direction of W. K. Freeman. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 2-4 and 7-9 this afternoon and evening. Pallbearers will be Buff Scott, Jr., Bob D. Scott, Timothy T. Scott, Robert L. Scott, Virgil Miller and Ricky Hatfield.
     Mrs. Rita Noble, Reynoldsburg, is a daughter, and not a granddaughter as announced in Wednesday’s Tribune. Twenty three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren survive. Other survivors not mentioned Wednesday are Lee Hatfield, a brother, Dallas, Texas, and Audie Fields of Mansfield, a sister.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 5, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Scott, Roy

Death of Roy Scott
     Mr. Roy Scott, single and aged about 23 of Cheshire, son of Alexander Scott, died about daybreak this Thursday morning of hemorrhage of the nose. He had been ill for some months, bleeding off and on and really died from the loss of blood. He was an industrious fine young man, leaving his parents; three brothers and three sisters to mourn their great loss. We have no note of the funeral services. His burial will be at Gravel Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Paper
April, 1903
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Scott, Ruth [Thompson]

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Ruth Williams Scott, 61, of 817 Fourth Ave., a native of Gallipolis, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday in Holzer Medical Center, First Ave. Born April 27, 1907, in Gallipolis, she was the daughter of the late Clem and Cora Shoemaker Thompson. She was married to Raymond Scott in 1955 who survives, as do two sons from a former marriage, Alfred Williams, Pittsburgh, Pa. and Charles Williams, Gallipolis, and a brother, James Thompson, Sandusky.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Paint Creek Baptist Church. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the services where it may be viewed. Friends may call at the Scott residence, 817 Fourth Ave., Monday afternoon and evening.

Sunday Times Sentinel
December 1, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Scruggs, Laura

     Laura Scruggs, 97, a resident of 833 Fourth Avenue, Gallipolis, died around 4 a.m. today, in the Ironton Jo-Lin Nursing Home. She was born Oct 12, 1878, in Gallia County, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Liza Scruggs. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Miller's Home for
Funerals.

Scruggs, Laura

     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Paint Creek Baptist Church for Laura Scruggs, 97, Gallipolis, who died Tuesday, in an Ironton Nursing Home. Rev. Preston Smith and Rev. Grover Turner will officiate. Burial will follow in Pine Street Cemetery.      She was born Oct 12, 1878, daughter of the late John and Laura Scruggs. She was reared in the Children's Home and worked for the late Ernest Halliday and his family. She was a member of the Paint Creek Baptist Church.
     The only surviving relatives are a nephew and two nieces residing in Columbus. Friends may call at Miller's Home For Funerals from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

[Note: Died Nov 12, 1975]

Gallipolis Paper
1975
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Sealey, Elgan

Elgan Sealey Passes Sunday
Ohio Township Resident Goes To His Reward Sunday Morning
     Elgan Sealey, resident of Ohio Township, below Gallipolis, was claimed by death last Sunday morning about half past eleven following a serious illness since Thursday. However, he had shown signs of improvement and it was thought he was on the road to recovery.
     Mr. Sealey was born Sept. 11, 1882 and at the time of his death was in his 57th year. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Simon F. Sealey and spent his entire life in this county. He was united in marriage to Lillian Chevalier, of Clipper Mill, Jan. 31, 1906 and to their union were born two children, one of whom, Mrs. Dewey Burks, of Huntington, survives, the son having died in infancy.
     Deceased was active in civic affairs and served as election judge in Gallipolis Township for some time. He was a member of the Ohio Chapel M.E. Church and Jr. O.U.A.M.. At the time he was taken ill he was employed by the Plymale-Wagner Company of this city.
     Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning by Rev. E.C. Venz and Rev. Tracy Martindale, at the Ohio Chapel. Internment was in Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: Stone...died 1938. Death Certificate born Sept. 11, 1883; died Dec. 25, 1938; age 55 years, 3 months and 14 days of age. Parents: Simon Sealey and Mary Elizabeth Ross.]

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


Sealey, Reuben

Reuben Sealey Dies Here Early Sunday
     Reuben R. Sealey, a familiar figure about Gallipolis for many years, passed away suddenly Sunday morning at his home at 929 Second avenue. He had eaten his breakfast, risen from the table, and sat down in another chair, when he gasped and expired.
     Mr. Sealey was 56 years old and the father of 10 living children. For some time he had been employed at the local stockyards. He was a son of Simeon and Mary Rose Sealey, who were Virginians. He is survived by his wife, who was Goldie Sheets, and these children: Judson and John Sealey, Mrs. Artie Randolph of Northup, Mrs. Marie Coliton and Mary Sealey of Columbus, Brice, Chester, Kenneth, Floyd and Sylvia. Elgin Sealey, who lives just below Gallipolis, is a brother of the decendent.
     Funeral services will be held at Mina Chapel at 2 o'clock Tuesday, with Rev. Earl Cremeens in charge. Burial there by A. E. Tope.

[Note: Tombstone dates are: 1880-1936]

Gallipolis paper
1936
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                      Top of Page


Searles, Paul

     Paul Searles, 78, Cheshire, died on Thursday, March 19, 1998 at his residence. He was born on May 5, 1919 Gallia County, son of the late Asel and Rosa Denny Searles. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, was a member of Feeney-Bennett Post 128 of the American Legion, and was employed as a farmer and coal miner. He was a member of Silver Run Baptist Church.
     Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and William Fife, Cheshire, a daughter-in-law Karen Searles of Columbus; two brothers and sisters-in-law; John and Doris Searles of Dayton and Alvin and Carol Searles of Chicago three sisters; Anges Elkins of Bellflower, Calif., Louise Wray Baltimore, Ohio, and Bernice Speck, Long Beach, Calif.; four grandchildren Tim Fife, Minersville, and his fiance, Stephanie Banks, Melissa and Jim Morrow, Gallipolis, Vicki and Rob Warburton, Columbus, and Kristy Searles Columbus; and five great grandchildren.
     Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Gertrude Searles, in 1989, two sons, Paul Allen and Kenneth Searles, and four brothers; Asel, Jr., Hebert, Leonard and Albert Searles.
     Services will be held on Saturday, March 21, 1998 at 11 a.m. at the Middleport Chapel of Fisher Funeral Home. Pastor Bill Little will officiate and burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery.

Daily Sentinel
Pomeroy, Meigs Co., Ohio
Mar 19, 1998
Transcribed by: Connie Cotterill-Schumaker


Searles, Veva Virginia [Lemley]

     Veva Virginia Searles, 70, of Union Ave., Pomeroy, died Monday, Feb 17, 1992, at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, W.Va., following an extended illness. She was born in Kyger Township, Gallia County, on Feb 8, 1922, to the late Andrew Sylvester and Ollie Louella Allen Lemley. She was a cook at Crow's Steak House and a homemaker.
     She is survived by a daughter Patty Saunders. of Howard, Ohio, three daughters and sons-in-laws, Cathy and Wayne Pauley of Pomeroy, Janet and Marvin Flowers of Newark, and Irene and Keith Kennedy of Rutland; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Sue Searles and Martin and Tina Searles, all of Rutland; 12 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
     Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Neva Lemley and Ruth Kennedy and six brothers, Homer, William, Fred, Allen, Vaughan and Alec Lemley.

Daily Sentinel, Pomeroy Ohio
Feb 18, 1992
Transcribed by: Connie Cotterill-Schumaker                                                   Top of Page


Searles, Hollis Baker

     RUTLAND - Hollis Baker Searles, 83, Rutland, died Saturday evening at the Holzer Medical Center. Mr. Searles was born Sept 8, 1888 in Gallia County, the son of the late Daniel and Lizea[sic] Searles. He was a retired coal miner and farmer in this area most of his life.
     Surviving are his wife, Stella; four daughters, Mrs. Katie Robinson, Findlay; Mrs. Ada Taylor, Price, Utah; Mrs. Hazel Taylor, Rutland, and Mrs. Isabelle Bradbury, Findlay; five sons, Baker, John and Robert all of Fostoria; Dennis [Chub], and Rolland, both of Rutland; 28 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Rutland Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Lloyd Grimm officiating. Burial will be in Miles Cemetery. Friends may call at the Martin Funeral Home until 9 a.m.
Tuesday when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

The Daily Sentinel
Nov 2, 1971
Transcribed by Connie Cotterill-Schumaker


Searles, Rolland Charles

     Rolland Charles Searles, 77, State Route 124, Middleport, died Monday, Aug 3, 1998 in Holzer Medical Center. Born on July 30, 1921 at Kyger, he was the son of the late Hollis And Estella Rupe Searles. He was a retired delivery man for Rutland Bottle Gas, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
     He is survived by his wife, Avery Sue Searles; four daughters, Janet Flowers of Columbus, Patty Thatcher of Howard, Ohio, Irene Kennedy of Rutland, and Cathy Pauley of Pomeroy; two sons. Charles and Marty Searles, both of Rutland; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ada Taylor, Katie Robinson, and Isabelle Brandenberry[sic] (Bradbury), all of Rutland: several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a sister and four brothers.
     Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the Miles Cemetery, Rutland, with the Rev. James Keesee officiating. Friends may call at the Birchfield Funeral Home, Rutland, from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.

The Daily Sentinel
Aug 4, 1998
Transcribed by Connie Cotterill-Schumaker


Searls, Dan

Dan Searls, 80, Dies At Athens
     Daniel Searls, the last male of his generation of a Kyger family, died yesterday at the Athens State Hospital, to which he was committed eight years ago. He would have been 80 years old on March 12, having been born at Kyger in 1860. He was one of the younger children of John and Aurilla Grover Searls and two of his older brothers, Gideon and Levi, were Union soldiers.
     In August, 1882, he married Eliza Conkle, who survives him. There are two surviving children, Hollis of Rutland and Emory of Steubenville, also a sister Mrs. Angelina Clark of Charleston, W. Va..
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J.L. Stephenson at Kyger M. E. church Wednesday. Burial there by Coleman. Daniel was a jolly, good natured man, who had a lot friends and probably never an enemy in and around Kyger.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 22, 1940
Transcribed by J. Farley


Searls, Joseph Edward

Dropped Dead at His Work
     Ed, second son of Levi Searls of Kyger, dropped dead while shoeing a horse in his father’s blacksmith shop on Wednesday of last week. He had been afflicted with heart trouble for some years. He was a little past 50 and unmarried. His parents survive him, as do also four brothers and five sisters.

[Note: 10/6/1868 - 12/29/1920 s/o Levi & Christena DeVault Searls per death cert. Buried at Kyger Cemt.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, January 7, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Searls, Rebecca Alice

Aged Lady Gone
     Rebecca Alice Searls died at her home near Kyger, Nov. 1, 1909, aged 60 years, 9 months and 6 days. She was attacked with heart trouble on Sunday and on Monday afternoon had another attack which caused her demise.
      She is survived by her husband, Gideon Searls, 12 children, 43 grand-children, 1 great-grand-child, 3 sisters, 5 brothers and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn the loss of a good Christian woman.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, Nov. 12, 1909
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                  Top of Page


Seaton, Hannah

Death of Mrs. Hannah Seaton
     Mrs. Hannah Seaton, a venerable and fine old colored lady, whom every one liked, died at Bidwell Monday evening, April 16, 1900. She was the mother of Mr. Philip Cooley and the late Giles Cooley. Mr. Cooley came up from Huntington and was with his mother prior to her death. Hayward & Son took charge of her remains under the direction of the Mutual Aid Society, of which she was a respected and honored member, and went out after them today.
     The funeral services will be from the Paint Creek Baptist Church, Wednesday at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, Rev. I. V. Bryant officiating. The services will no doubt be largely attended.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 20, 1900
Transcribed by Sheri Culler                                                                           Top of Page


Selfridge, William

Death of William Selfridge

     Mr. William Selfridge, of this city, died at the Ohio Masonic Home, Springfield, Ohio. last Saturday afternoon. He was 72 years of age, and had been a great sufferer with liver trouble, the immediate cause of his death, for some time. He had only been an inmate of the Home about two weeks when death overtook him.
     He was a miller by occupation and a very industrious man, who commanded the highest esteem of all who knew him. He was a member of Morning Dawn Lodge, F. & A.M., and had been a Mason for over 22 years. He leaves a wife and four children, and brothers Harry and James Selfridge.
     The remains were prepared and sent to this city for burial, arriving here on Monday noon, being met at the train by a committee from the Masonic Order. They were conveyed to his residence, corner Fourth and Olive streets, from where the funeral services took place on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. A.J. Hawk, officiating, with interment following at Pine Street Cemetery, by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 17, 1898
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Serrier, Francis

     Died, in Clay township, on Tuesday last, Mr. Francis Serrier, aged over 100 years. He came to Gallipolis from France in the year 1805. Previous to this he was a soldier in the Republican army of France, and afterwards in that of Napoleon. He was an accomplished French scholar, and born of the nobility of France.

The Gallipolis Journal
September 20, 1866
Trnascribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Serriere, Francis

Francis Serriere Dead
     Francis Serriere died at Pueblo, Colo., April 30, after a long illness with consumption. He went west several years ago in the hope that the change in climate might benefit his health and it doubtless did ....[unreadable]....here Wednesday evening and was taken to Wetherholt's. The burial was at Cottrell graveyard Thursday morning. Mr. Serriere was a member of the Odd Fellows and a fine young man. He is survived by one brother, Peter Serriere, of this county.

[Note: 1871-1909 on stone]

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 1909, XLI, No. 20
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                      Top of Page


Serriere, George

     Mr George Serriere, whose death in Harrison Township was mentioned in Monday's Tribune, was born in this city, Feb. 18, 1817. He was the son of Francis and Nancy Sanns Serriere. His wife's parents were Edward and Rhoda Langford Cottrell, who settled in this county in 1809, when it was but a wilderness. His wife's name was Clarinda Cottrell and was born December 19, 1830.
     Mr Serriere was an agreeable, kindly old gentleman that everyone was always glad to see. We do not remember to have seen him in town since a year ago this past summer, when we had quite a long talk with him.

[Note: Buried in Dewitt-Serrier Cemetery in Harrison Township]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 23, 1897
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Sewell, Robert P.

     GALLIPOLIS - Robert Paul Sewell, 74, died at 5 p.m. Friday in the Veterans Hospital in Huntington. He had been in failing health since February and critical the past two weeks.
Mr. Sewell was a retired farmer and former trustee of Springfield Twp.
     A Veteran of World War l, he was the son of the late George Sewell and Hanna Watterson Sewell. urviving are his wife Leona Hoffman Sewell, a son James David Sewell of Stockton, California; a daughter Mrs. Norma Jean Manley, Springfield, four grandchildren and two brothers, George, Intercession, Fla, and Marvin of Hico, W. Va.
     Last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miller's Home For Funerals with the Rev. Paul Jones officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9
p.m. Monday.

The Daily Sentinel
June 20, 1971
Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason


Sexton, Lola [Kemper]

Lola Sexton
     Lola Kemper Sexton was born on Oct. 12, 1894 and departed this life on May 29 1969 in the Holzer Hospital where she had been a patient for only a few hours.
     She was one of eight children born to Edward and Martha Moore Kemper. Surviving brothers and sisters are Lowell, Merrill and Dale of Kerry; Mrs. Hazel Fillinger of Monaco, PA; Mrs. Agnes Myers of Bidwell and Pearl of Mt. Sterling, Ohio. One sister, Ethel, died in infancy.
     On Dec. 19, 1919, Lola and Ross Sexton were united in marriage. Five daughters and four sons came to bless this union. One daughter, Anna preceded Mother in death . Of the eight surviving children; four live in the family home--Peggy, James, John and Junior; Elizabeth (Mrs. Otho Mitchell) of Bidwell; Mrs. Betty Boyer of Monaco, PA; Mrs. Dorothy Drummond of Evergreen and Orville of Kerr.
     After forty-one years of happily wedded life, sadness came to the Sexton home on Oct. 3, 1960, as the husband and father, Ross was called by the death angel. Lola still remained in the family home, comforted by her loving family and friends.
     Twenty-one grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren helped to complete the large family circle.
     Lola loved her home and familiar surroundings. She never chose to wander far--so when family and friends, who were always welcomed in her home, came to visit, they always knew they would find Mother there.
     Although failing health had besieged Lola for several years, the many fine qualities which made up her character--kindness, gentleness and calmness remained with her, making it pleasant for her sons and daughter to give her the daily loving care so richly deserved by that tender devoted mother.
     A host of relatives and friends will ever keep her in their garden of memory, storing up the many pleasant recollections of their associations with her throughout the years.

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


Shack, Sarah A. [Eagle]
Glenn, Rilla [Biggerstaff]

Mrs. J. Shack, Mrs. J. Glenn Die At Vinton
Deaths Are Less Than Four Hours Apart
Rites For Mrs. Shack 1 Wednesday

     Two of Vinton’s most estimable women died this morning at their respective homes in that village, Mrs. Sarah A. Shack and Mrs. Rilla Bigggerstaff Glenn.
     Death of Mrs. Shack, wife of John Shack, occurring at 3:30 was the culmination of several strokes, the last one having been noted on Friday evening. Mrs. Shack was 77 years old last October 8. She was the scion of two well-known families, being a daughter of G. W. and Leantha Glenn Eagle. The Shacks were married Feb. 27, 1884. Of this union one child survives: Mrs. Roselle Burdue of Milan, Ohio and there are two surviving sisters, Mrs. L. E. Gross and Mrs. Addie Wood, both of Columbus.
     Funeral services will be held at the Vinton Baptist Church, of which decedent was a member, at 1 o’clock Wednesday in charge of Rev. C. A. Tulga of Rio Grande. Burial in McGhee cemetery by Butler-McCoy. The body will remain at the home until the funeral hour and the casket will not be opened at the church.
     Mrs. Glenn, who was 68, died at 7:25 this morning, the victim of a heart ailment. She was born at Leon, Iowa, March 26, 1870. She married John P. Glenn March 26, 1893, in Kansas and he died about a year ago. Surviving Mrs. Glenn are her mother, 94 years old; and a sister, Mrs. Retta Tarbet, both of San Diego, Calif.
     The body is at the Butler-McCoy Funeral Home and no funeral arrangements had been made up till noon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, November 27, 1939
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Shafer, George Oliver

Geo. O. Shaver Dies suddenly At Mercerville
     “Poppy, I’m sick” were the last words of a 27-year-old Guyan Township man an hour or so before he was found dead in his bed on Crown City Route near Mercerville at 6 a.m. today. George Oliver Shafer had apparently been in good health until early today when he spoke those words to his father, Manson Shafer, and death was attributed to a heart attack. Manson Shafer and his unmarried son had lived alone for the last three years, since the death of George’s mother. [Priscilla Pinkerman Shafer].
     Besides the father, the following brothers and sisters survive: Mrs. John Estes, Marietta; Willie and Ferry, Bladen; Mrs. Marcus Daniels, Addison; Mrs. Ray Beaver and Mrs. Walter Haskins, Crown City; Clarence Shafer and Mrs. Bob Waugh, Bladen; Lawrence, in the service in Florida; Robert, in the service in India; and Mrs. Dennis Hill, Buchanan, W. Va., and numerous nieces and nephews. John Wesley Shafer preceded him in death in infancy.
     Funeral services will be held in the Victory Baptist church with Rev. Earl Cremeens officiating, and burial will be made by F. L. Stevers in Good Hope Cemetery. Hour and day of the funeral will be announced later, pending word from the brothers in the service, but it may be held Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, May 1, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Shafer, Manson

Manson Shafer Dead At 87
     Manson Shafer, 87, retired farmer, died in Holzer hospital at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. He had been admitted there on Wednesday. His fatal illness followed a stroke. He was a native and lifelong resident of lower Gallia county and at the time of his death had been making his home with a son, Clarence, Crown City Rt.
     He was born on Jan. 22, 1871, and was the last of the family of John and Anna Brands Shafer. He was married to the former Pricilla Pinkerman and she preceded him in death.
     Five sons and five daughters born to that union survive, Willie, Perry, Lawrence and Clarence, all of Crown City; Robert of Springfield; Mrs. Bay (Grace) Beaver, Mrs. Bob (Anna) Waugh and Mrs. Walter (Goldie) Ours, all of Crown City; Mrs. Frank (Flossie) Daniels of Addison, and Mrs. Bennett (Minnie) Hill of West Virginia. Another survivor is a stepdaughter, Bessie Estes of Marietta. He was preceded in death by two sons, George and John Wesley Shafer.
     He was a member of the Victory Baptist Church and funeral services for him will be held there at 2 p.m. Sunday. Rev. E. V. Cremeens will officiate and burial will follow in Good Hope Cemetery under the directions of the C. R. Halley Funeral Home. Friends may call at the home of Clarence Shafer after 11 a.m. Saturday and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, August 15, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Shafer, Michael

Shafer Infant Died Same Day As Birth
     Michael Shafer, born in Holzer Hospital at 6 a.m. Saturday, died shortly after noon the same day. He was the son of James and Betty Bowman Shafer of Rt. 1, Crown City. In addition to the parents, he is survived by a brother, James Lee, 3, the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Shafer of Proctorville, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bowman of Rt. 1, Crown City.
     Graveside services were held in Miller Cemetery at 2 p.m. Sunday under direction of the F. L. Stevers Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 26, 1962
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Shafer, Noel E.

Mr. Shaffer, 59, Claimed Unexpectedly
     Noel E. Shafer, 59, a resident of Rt. 1, Vinton, died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday evening. He was a retired carpenter. He was born April 23, 1913, in Columbus, son of the late Clyde and Cecile Smart Shafer.
Mr. Shafer married the former Edith L. Belt, in Columbus in 1937. She survives, along with the following children: Mrs. Nancy Fraley, Rt. 1, Bidwell, and Mrs. Mary Lou Lyons, Columbus. One sister, Mrs. Pauline James, Obetz, Ohio, survives. Two grandchildren survive.
     Funeral services will be announced by the McCoy Moore Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 25, 1972
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Shafer, Priscilla Ann

Wife of Manson Shafer Passes at Early Hour
Funeral Set For 2 Wednesday At Good Hope
     Mrs. Priscilla Ann Shafer, wife of Manson Shafer, died at their home in Guyan Township (Crown City R.D.) at 2:35 this morning after an illness of two weeks' duration. Her age was 64 years, 2 months and 12 days.
     She had not been well for several years. During the winter she fell and broke a hip and though she recovered to a large extent from that misfortune, there was a turn for the worse in her condition about two weeks ago.
     She leaves besides her husband the following children; Mrs. John Estes of Marietta, Willie and Ferry Shafer, Bladen; Mrs. Marcus Daniels of near Addison; Mrs. Walter Haskins Mrs. Bay Beaver, Clarence Shafer, Mrs. Boo Waugh, all of Crown City, Robert Shafer of Orlando, FL , George Shafer and Mrs. Dennis Hill at home. Another child, John Wesley Shafer, died in infancy. There are 31 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
     Also surviving are a brother, George Pinkerman of Lesage and three half-brothers; Marion and Richard Scarberry, Northup; Charles Scarberry, Chillicothe; Noah, Proctorville. Mrs. Shafer was a daughter of James and Margaret Wells Pinkerman and was born in Lawrence County.
     Funeral services will be held at Good Hope Baptist Church at 2 o'clock Wednesday, with Rev. John Hall in charge. Interment in the church cemetery by F.L. Stevers.
     The body, now at the Stevers Mortuary, will be taken back to the home at 2 o'clock Tuesday where friends may call and view the features.

[Note: Stone says 1878-1942.....Death Certificate-born Feb. 1, 1878; died April 13,1942]

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


Shaffer, (unknown first name)

Died at Springfield
     Mrs. Peter M. Shaffer, aged about 65 years, passed away on Monday, May 1, at the family home in Springfield,Ohio. The funeral was held at Lawrence Chapel in Guyan township last Wednesday. Besides her husband she is survived by sons Rutherford of Columbus and Will of Springfield, and daughters Mrs. Darcus Wells of Crown City and Della at Sringfield. Mrs. Victoria Fowler of Clipper Mill is a sister of Mrs. Shaffer.
She was a most excellent woman and her many friends here at her old home regret her passing.

Gallia Times
May 9, 1917
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Shaffer, Addie [Lee]

Gallia Native Dies In Oak Hill
     Mrs. Addie Shaffer, 63, died at 2:15 a.m. today at her home in East Oak Hill. About a month ago Mrs. Shaffer suffered a stroke. A member of the Oak Hill EUB Church, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Eliza McDaniel Lee and she was a native of Gallia County. Mrs. Shaffer had been a resident of Oak Hill for 45 years.
     She is survived by her widower, Edward Shaffer, and two daughters and two sons, Mrs. Milton Cheatwood, Oak Hill; Blondyn Shaffer, Columbus, Nelson and Lowell Shaffer, Oak Hill, and one sister, Mrs. Tishie Childers, Gallipolis.
     Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the EUB Church, Oak Hill, the Rev. H. O. Thompson officiating and burial will be made by the Hughes Funeral Home, Oak Hill in Gallia Baptist Cemetery.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, May 18, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Shaffer, D. R.

Oak Hill Doctor Called By Death
Dr. D. R. Shaffer Succumbs After Long Illness
     After a linger illness Dr. D. R. Shaffer, of Oak Hill died Saturday, a hemorrhage proving fatal to the well known doctor. He had been a practicing physician in the southern part of the county for many years and was seventy years of age. He was born at Peniel and practiced there for a long period before locating at Oak Hill eight or ten years ago. He had an extensive practice covering a large part of the southern end of Jackson and a section of Gallia county.
     He was a very popular practioner and his death is deplored by a great many families who had long depended upon his skill in medicine when sickness overtook them. His wife and three children survive him, Hayden, Emily and Dorothy. He was a brother to Mrs. D. B. Warren of Wellston and Mrs. William Wood, of Peniel. The burial was Tuesday.—Jackson Herald.

[Note: Born in Peniel in 1857 and died in Oak Hill on September 10, 1927. He graduated from Starling Medical College in Columbus and established his Allopathic practice in Oak Hill in 1920.]

Gallia Times
Thursday, September 22, 1927
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Shaffer, David R.

     David R. Shaffer died at his home in the village of Addison on Sunday afternoon last, May 6, 1894, at 2 o'clock. Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning, at 9 o'clock, Rev. W.J. Fulton officiating and his remains were laid to rest at Gravel Hill Cemetery by Undertaker Wetherholt.
     Mr. Shaffer suffered with weak lungs for many years and was taken seriously sick about the holidays with consumption in its most alarming form. He sought medical aid at Cincinnati, but without avail and returned home to await with patience and fortitude the summons of the last messenger.
     He was born in Jefferson County and was in the 38th. year of his age. He came with his family to this county when two years of age. On the 6th. of April 1882, he married Alice, daughter of Mr. Silas Daniels. His wife and three children, two boys and one girl, survive him and have the sympathy of a multitude of friends in their irreparable loss.
     At the time of his death Mr. Shaffer was engaged in the mercantile business and was also Postmaster at Addison. In all the relations of life, as husband, father, neighbor and citizen, he was honorable and upright, possessing the esteem of all his acquaintances. His death will be sincerely mourned by the community in which he lived.

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 12, 1894
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Shaffer, James Albert

Stroke Is Fatal To Albert Shaffer At Home Of Son
     James Albert Shaffer, Rt. 2, Bidwell, 68, died at the home of his son, Bud Shaffer, near Kerr’s Station, Wednesday afternoon at 1:25. Mr. Shaffer, who was known as Albert, was severely burned in the spring, from which he had never fully recovered and a few days ago, he suffered a stroke causing his death.
     Born in West Virginia, Mr. Shaffer was the son of the late James and Delma Owens Shaffer. His wife, who was the former Esther M. Moore, died about three years ago. They are survived by the following children: Charlie, of Poca, W. Va.; Mrs. Walter Evans and Mrs. Martha Pendelton of Carrollton, O.; Mrs. Mary Rerick, Akron; Carl and Bud of Rt. 2, Bidwell; and Thomas, who is in the U. S. Air Force in Germany, and is flying home for the funeral.
     The decedent is also survived by two brothers, Perry of Milton, W. Va., and Roscoe of Tulsa, Okla. He is survived by 26 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. Shaffer was a member of I. O. O. F. Lodge in Pomeroy and also the Masonic Lodge at Vinton.
     Funeral services will be conducted from the Springfield Baptist Church, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with the Rev. Mr. Woodrum officiating. Interment will be made in Vinton Memorial Cemetery by J. L. Coleman and Sons. The body will not be taken to the son’s home until noon Saturday, after which time friends may call.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, June 23, 1949
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Shaffer, Jerry L.

     Jerry L. Shaffer, 44, Rt. 1, Crown City, died Wednesday evening at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. He was self-employed and a member of the King’s Chapel Church. Born Oct. 31, 1939, Gallia County, he was the son of the late Willie F. Shafer [sic].
     Surviving are his mother, Minnie Johnson Shafer [sic], Rt. 2, Crown City; wife, Irene Greene Shaffer, to whom he married Nov. 30, 1957 in Gallipolis; two sons, David L. Shaffer, Rt. 4, Gallipolis and Paul Shaffer, Rt. 2, Crown City; two brothers, Clarence Shaffer, Eureka Star Rt. and Darrell Shaffer, Gallipolis; two sisters, Mrs. James (Audrey) Angel, Rt. 2, Crown City and Mrs. Carl (Betty) Caldwell, Rt. 2, Crown City and one grandson.
     Funeral services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m. at King’s Chapel Church with Revs. Ernest Baker and James Lusher officiating. Burial will be at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Mercerville. Calling hours will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Willis Funeral Home.

[Note: Died January 4, 1984]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
About January 4, 1984
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                     Top of Page


Shaffer, Lawrence Edward

Killed Sunday In Auto Wreck
     A Gallia County highway worker, and the father of 11 Children lost his life at 12:30 a. m. Sunday in [___] car accident at the curve on Rt. 7, a half mile east of Proctorville. Lawrence Edward Shaffer, 49, a resident of Rt. 2 Crown City was crushed to death when his car overturned after crashing into a guard rail according to the Ohio State Police.
     Mr. Shaffer was born Jan. 21, 1914 in Guyan twp., son of the late Manson and Priscilla Pinkerman Shaffer. He attended county schools and was a veteran of World War II, and attended Kings Chapel church. His marriage to the former Grace Saunders took place Aug. 27, 1937 at Crown City. she survives along with the following children, Mrs. Carl (Evelyn) Joy of Eureka Star Rt., Mrs. Grover (Carolyn) Green of Crown City, Curtis, Judith, Connie, Carl, Donna, David, Kathy, Regina, and Lora, all at home. A son and daughter preceded him in death. There are nine grandchildren.
     Brothers and sisters who survive are Mrs. Bessie Estes of Marietta, Willie, Farry, Mrs. Denver (Anna) Waugh, all of Crown City, Mrs. Mark (Flossie) Daniels, Addison Mrs. Walter (Goldie) Haskins of Eureka Star Rt., Robert of Springfield and Mrs. Dennis Hill of Hillsboro, W. Va. Three brothers are deceased.
   Services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at Kings Chapel church. Rev. Webb Swain will officiate and burial will be in Victory cemetery under the direction of the Waugh-Halley - Wood Funeral home. Friends may call at the late home after 2 p.m., today. VFW Post 4464 will have a part in the last rites.

[Note: The name is spelled Shafer in the cemetery records.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
1963
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Shaffer, Louisa

     SHAFFER - Died: at 5:00 o'clock p.m. Nov. 4th,1881, at her residence in Addison, Gallia County, Ohio, Louisa, wife of David R.S. Shaffer, after a protracted illness of over eight months, suffering from the dreaded disease, consumption, at the age of 43 years, 1 month and 25 days.
     The deceased was married to the surviving husband on the 6thday of June, 1863?, was the mother of three children, two sons, and one daughter, the youngest a son, is seven years old. Her loss leaves that once charming little family circle in sadness and gloom to the surviving members for she proved herself to be a loving and dutiful companion,, a kind and affectionate mother, with a charitable and generous disposition for the poor and needy.
     She is missed around that fireside that she once made so cheerful, so bright and so loving by her cheerful habits and genial disposition. She is missed in the neighborhood, as she was always ready to give a helping hand where assistance was needed.
     She leaves a large circle of relatives, friends and acquaintances, together with the husband and three children, to mourn her loss. She is gone but not forgotten. Her sufferings and toils of this life are over but her noble deeds and traits of character will long survive in the minds of the afflicted. We hope that she has gone to rest on the blissful shores of the future, where pain and sorrow are unknown. Hope that which is our loss is her gain permanently in the future., Peace be with her forever more is my prayer.
     Gallipolis Bulletin and Meigs County papers please copy the above and oblige. D.R. S. Shaffer.

[Note: Buried in Roush Cemetery in Cheshire Township]

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 1, 1881
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Shallcross, John

     John Henderson Shallcross the youngest son of Dr. Joseph and Emily Henderson Shallcross passed away this morning at the Holzer hospital after an illness of six months. Very frequently he expressed his pleasure in the flowers sent him during his months at the hospital and it was his request that flowers should not be sent now. The hour of the funeral will be announced in tomorrow's paper.
     He is survived by his sisters, Mrs. C. D. Kerr, and Mrs. M. E. Hard, Kirkwood, Mo.

[Note: Born 1859; buried at Pine Street]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 28, 1928
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer                                                                Top of Page


Shallcross, Joseph

     Died at Bladensburg, Gallia co. Ohio, on Thursday, 18th inst., Joseph Shallcross, infant son of Joseph and Emily F. Shallcross, aged 14 months and 27 days.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 25, 1855
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Shamblin, Clyde O.

     Clyde O. Shamblin, 85, 416 Fifth Ave., Kanauga, died Saturday at Holzer Medical Center following a brief illness. He retired from Ohio River Dredging Company in 1965. Born Jan. 2, 1904 in Huntington, W. Va., he was the son of the late Nelson Shamblin and Alice Pyles Shamblin. Married to Mary Jane Easter on May 6, 1922, at Ironton, she preceded him in death Dec. 16, 1986.
     Surviving are one son, Robert Shamblin of Rushville, Ohio; three daughters, Lena Mae Bowman of West Jefferson, Ohio, Helen McCumber of Kanauga, and Joan Ghrist of Monroeville, Ohio; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Nelson Shamblin of Lynn Haven, Fla., Arthur Shamblin and Thomas Shamblin, both of Kenova, W. Va.; a sister, Helen Swisher of Kenova, W. Va.
     He resided in Gallia County since 1942. He was a member of Kanauga Methodist Church. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, the Rev. Chester Lemley officiating. Burial follows in Reynolds Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 6 to 9 p.m. tonight. Pallbearers will be Ernest C. Bowman, Robert Keith Shamblin, James C. Ghrist, Scott Chapman, Dale Chapman and George Williams.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 16, 1989
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Shamblin, Mary J.

     Mary J. Shamblin, 78, Kanauga, died in Holzer Medical Center early this morning after an extended illness. A lifetime member of Fairhaven Methodist Church, Kanauga, and a member of Kanauga WSCS, she was born Aug. 24, 1908, Henderson, W. Va., daughter of the late Charles Easter and Elizabeth Gladman Easter.
     Survivors include husband Clyde Shamblin (married May 6, 1922 in Ironton); son Robert R. Shamblin of Rushville; daughters Lena Maye Bowman of West Jefferson, Helen McCumber of Kanauga and Joan Ghrist of Monroeville; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sisters Ella Maye Yeauger of Fort White, Fla., Gladie Sheets of Gallipolis, and Berkley Wright of Kanauga; and brothers Raymond and George Easter, both of Ironton. Preceding her in death were four brothers.
     Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Waugh-Halley-Wood with the Rev. Chester Lemley and the Rev. Kurt Cline officiating. Burial will be in Reynolds Cemetery. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Ernest C. Bowman, Robert K. Shamblin, James C. Ghrist, Scott chapman, Dale Chapman and George Williams.

Gallipolis tribune
December 16, 1986
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                Top of Page


Shane, Walter

     Walter E. Shane, 73, of Rt. 1, Georges Creek, Gallipolis, died Monday at Holzer Medical Center. He was born Jan. 21, 1914, in Letart, WV, a son of the late Frank and Anna Shane. He married the former Eunice Sayre on Aug, 12, 1941 in Syracuse. He worked at the Gallipolis Developmental Center, where he retired in 1977. He was a member of the Good News Baptist Church, where he was an usher.
     He was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Mae Harpold. Surviving him is his wife, Eunice, a son, James W., of Rt. 1, Georges Creek, Gallipolis; a sister, Hazel Fox and a brother, Dan, both of Racine and three grandchildren.
     Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Good News Baptist Church. The Rev. Robert Colvin will officiate.
Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 7, 1987
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Shaner, Henry

     In Morgan township, Gallia county, August 17th, 1875. Henry Shaner, aged 58 years, 4 months, and 9 days. He united with the church about 32 years ago, in which he lived a faithful and exemplary life. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn their loss. May his family all meet him in Heaven. -B. W. Mason.

Gallipolis Journal
September 2, 1875
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig

Shaner, Henry

DIED
     Shaner—In Morgan township, on the 17th day of August, 1875, Henry Shaner, in the 59th year of his age. Mr. S. had been a resident of Morgan township 34 years. He was a good man and citizen, and one that had many friends.

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday August 26, 1875
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Shaner, Henry

     Mr. Henry Shaner, died in Morgan township last week. He was for many years a Justice of the Peace.

Gallipolis Journal
Aug 26, 1875
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Shank, John

Oldest Man In Town Died Saturday
John Shank Passes On While In His 88th Year
     Mr. John Shank died Saturday night of lung trouble in his 88th year. He leaves one son, John W. of Grand Rapids, MI and two daughters, Mrs. Flora Hurn and Miss Mary Shank of this city, also a stepson, Charles Bowen, of Columbus. There are several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
     Mr. Shank was a member of Grace M.E. Church and an honorable, upright citizen, who kept up a keen interest in current events and a sound judgement on public affairs, to the very end. He was remarkably spry and active for a man of his great age, was a familiar figure on the streets every day. Notice of his funeral will be given when his out of town relatives are heard from.

[Note: Born 1831 VA; died Nov. 29, 1919 Gallia Co. Parents Jacob Shank and Mary Rollin. Burial In Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Dec. 1, 1919
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Shanto, Inez [Stumbo]

     Inez Marie Stumbo [Shanto], 79 died Friday in Dalbry Health Care Center, Ironton. Born Feb. 26, 1903, in Marysville, daughter of the late Maywood and Nettie Eaton Sprague, she was also preceded in death by her husband, James Shato, on Sept. 8, 1974.
     Surviving are a daughter, Betty Jo. Mowery of Columbus, a son, Bernard Mowery of Arizona, thre sisters, Verna Houser of Milford Center and Opal Dutton and Fern Barnhart, both of Columbus and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son.
     The body will be cremated. Burial will be in Centenery Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are by Willis Funeral Home.

[Note: Died Jan. 28, 1983]

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
Jan. 30, 1983 Page 5, Col. 1
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Sharon, Jessie [Bailey]

Brief Illness Takes Mrs. W.A. Sharon
     Mrs. Jessie Bailey Sharon passed away early Tuesday morning after a brief illness of less than three weeks. She was the daughter of the late Charles D. Bailey and Margaret Cherrington Bailey, and is survived by her husband, William Sharon, an only child, Mrs. John Mills, two grandchildren, Margaret and William Mills, and a sister, Mrs. Arthur Blazer. The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the home and will be private. Burial in Bethel cemetery by Fred J. Entsminger. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Stump of Bidwell.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 13, 1931
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                         Top of Page


Shartz, Gregg

Gregg Shartz Follows Wife In Only 3 Weeks
     Just three weeks following that of his wife, death came to Gregg Shartz late Thursday evening at Holzer hospital, where he had been removed on Tuesday in a critical condition suffering from pneumonia. Mrs. Shartz passed away early in the morning of Jan. 16, after a long illness. Only a son, Clarence, who resides in Marietta, survives, a daughter having preceded her parents in death several years ago. He also leaves a brother, James Shartz, and two sister, Miss Kate and Miss Cappie Shartz, of this city. Born here 67 years ago he had spent his entire life in this county. Until a few years ago he had worked as a machinist having been employed on the river dams in this vicinity. During the past few years he had lived on the Chillicothe road on the old Beck place, which was the homestead of his maternal grand mother.
     Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Louis Catholic church. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery in charge of George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

[Note: b. 1864, d. 1931]

Unknown publication and date (from scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Shartz, James

Death Beckons To Jas. Shartz, 5:45 This Morning

In Failing Health For Year He Entered Hospital Recently To Undergo Serious Operation
     Death has removed another familiar figure from Gallipolis. At 5:45 this morning, James D. Shartz passed away at the Holzer Hospital. For several weeks he had been seriously ill and underwent an operation a week ago. He had been in declining health the past year.
     Mr. Shartz was born and reared and spent nearly all his years here and he was 65 years old last November. He was the youngest son of the late Jacob and Mary Jane Beck Shartz and a brother of the late W.N. Shartz, widely known stogie manufacturer.
     Mr. Shartz is survived by two children, Eugene Schartz and Mrs. Fannie Smith, both of Newark, Ohio; seven grandchildren and two sisters, Misses Kate and Cappie Shartz of this city. He made his home with his sisters on lower Fourth Avenue.
     For 12 years or more Mr. Shartz had looked after the concessions at the county fair and was a trusted and esteemed and very useful member of the fair organization. In other years he was a driver for the fire department and was an expert horseman from his boyhood.
     Funeral arrangements have not been completed. It is probable the funeral will not be held before Tuesday. George J. Wetherholt & Sons have charge.

[Note: Death Certificate...James Daniel born Dec. 15, 1868; died Feb. 3, 1934; age 65 years 1 month and 18 days. Buried in Mound Hill Cemetery in Gallipolis Township. Father born Germany, Mother born Gallia County. Wife: Anna Couston.]

Gallipolis Paper
Feb. 3, 1934
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Shartz, Mary Elizabeth [Wood]

Mrs. W.N. Shartz Died Last Sunday
     Mary Elizabeth, wife of William N. Shartz, died at her home in this city at 6:30 o'clock, Sunday evening March 12, 1911; aged 54 years. Besides her husband, she leaves one brother, Lee Wood, of Chicago, who came here to attend the funeral.
     Mrs. Shartz was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Wood, both deceased, her father being a well known steamboat captain and was born on a farm near Racine, Ohio. She was united in marriage with Mr. Shartz in Dec. 1899.
     Several years ago she became seriously ill and she underwent several severe surgical operations, which left her in a weakened condition. About three weeks ago she fell from a chair, breaking her right arm. Her left arm and side were partially paralyzed and the accident left her entirely helpless. The shock was too great for her enfeebled system to withstand and she passed away as above stated. Mrs. Shartz was a noble woman, generous and lovable and leaves many warm friends to mourn her loss.
     The funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Hamilton Williams of the Presbyterian Church from the family residence on State Street. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. The remains were laid to rest at Mound Hill Cemetery by Undertaker Wetherholt. The following acting as pallbearers: Poe Bradbury, Henry Cherrington, David Caldwell, J.M. Kaufman, John White and Frank Bean.

[Note: Death Certificate...born Nov. 4, 1855 Gallia County; died March 12, 1911; aged 55 years 4 months and 8 days of age. Parents: Andrew Woods and Catherine Jeffers]

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


Shartz, Mary Jane

Mrs. Shartz Dead
Passed Away at Ripe Old Age of Eighty-Two
    
Mrs. Mary Jane Shartz, widow of the late Jacob Shartz, passed away Tuesday evening, April 7, 1920, at her home on lower Fourth avenue, aged 82 years. She had not been in good health for several months but had been seriously ill only about ten days.
     Mrs. Shartz was born in Green township and was the mother of eleven children, seven of whom are living -- William, Greg, James, Fanny, Kate, Rose and Capitola. Three sisters, Mrs. John McGath, Mrs. Silas Cheney and Miss Josephine Beck and one brother, Mr. Leonard Beck, Jr., also survive. Mrs. Shartz was the oldest child of the late Mr. Leonard Beck, who lived to within a few days of 100 years of age.
     Mrs. Shartz was a fine old lady held in the highest esteem by all her acquaintances. She was a devout member of the Catholic church since girlhood. No funeral arrangements have yet been made. The burial will be at Mound Hill in charge of funeral director Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, April 28, 1920

The Funeral of Mrs. Shartz
     The funeral of the late Mrs. Mary Jane Shartz will be held from the St. Louis Catholic Church at 9 o’clock Friday morning. Father Gressell will conduct the service. Burial at Mound Hill by funeral director Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, April 29, 1920
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Shato, William

Death Of Wm. Shato
     Mr. William Shato, a well known farmer of Angola, died at his home Thursday morning, October 11, 1906, after a long illness of paralysis, aged about 56 years.
     He is survived by a wife and several grown children. He was a member of the Methodist Church at Clay Chapel and was highly esteemed as a citizen and a neighbor.
     The funeral services will be held today at 11 A.M., by Rev. J. L. Porter, interment following at Macedonia by Wetherholt, under the auspices of the Eureka Lodge Golden Eagles, of which deceased was an honored member.

Note: [7/16/1851-10/11/1906]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, October 12, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Shaver, Caroline [Ralston]

Death of Mrs. W. E. Shaver
     Mrs. Caroline Ralston Shaver, of Porter, widow of the late W. E. Shaver, died Sunday night at 9:30 o’clock after a long illness with cancer. She was almost seventy-one years of age and her husband died a short time ago. She was a daughter of the late William Ralston, of Cheshire, and is survived by two brothers and two sisters.
     The funeral services will be held at the family residence today at eleven o’clock, and will be conducted by Rev. W. J. Fulton. Burial at the Long cemetery by Butler, of Vinton.
     Mrs. Shaver was a good woman and many friends will mourn her loss. She was always kind and affectionate.

The Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, February 14, 1912
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Shaver, Charles Lester

IN MEMORY
     Little Charles Lester Shaver, son of Mr. and Mrs. Finley Shaver was born June 9, 1928, and departed this life June 10, 1928. Burial was held Monday in Rife cemetery.

Up to our Saviour's loving arms
The little one took his flight,
Pure and innocent child
Robed in celestial white.
I take these little lambs he said,
And lay them on my breast
Oh that we, when our time comes
[...]

Gallia Times
June 21, 1928
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Shaver, Cynthia Anna [Darst]

     Cynthia Anna Darst, daughter of James and Rachel Darst, was born in Addison Township near the Campaign Church, on May 31, 1850 and departed from this life on March 6, 1922, at the age of 71 years, 9 months and 6 days. She was the second oldest of a family of five children, all of whom have preceded her to the beyond except her sister, Gusta, who now lives in New York City.
     She was married on Sept. 19, 1869, to William Taylor Shaver, to which union were born three children, Vella, Rilla and Hortis, Vella dying August 3, 1898. Surviving are one sister, two children and six grandchildren.
     At an early age she was converted and joined the Campaign Baptist Church. Later, when she moved to Bulaville and then to Little Kyger, she affiliated with the churches at those places and was a consistent and devoted worker. In the year 1904, she moved to Cheshire and transferred her membership to First Baptist Church. She was sincere in every Christian activity and almost her last words were about her "Cradle Roll" Department, of which she had been the superintendent for a number of years.
     Mrs. Shaver was a kind and loving mother and grandmother and has made many sacrifices toward the education and the proper training of her children, continuing her great effort with her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by friends and acquaintances, all of whom appreciate her service to the community.

[Note: Buried at Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire Township. Death Certificate lists her mother as Martha Halfhill.]

Gallia Times
March 23, 1922
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Shaver, Eli

Entered into Eternal Rest Monday, April 3, 1950
Eli Shaver, 80, Claimed Monday
Addison Township Native's Rites to be Thursday
     Eli Shaver, 80, farmer, passed away Monday evening at 8:40 at the Holzer Hospital. His death was due to cerebral thrombosis.
     Decedent was born April 7, 1867 in Addison Township and spent his entire life there until about one year ago when he moved to McCarleyville on the lower River Road. He married Miss Emma Atkinson, who survives him and to this union was born the following children, who also survive: Otis Shaver, Toledo; Mrs. Lester Richard and Mrs. Raymond Stewart, Rt1, Gallia and Mrs. Melva Davis, Gallipolis.
     Eli Shaver was the son of the late John and Isabelle McCown [McCowan] Shaver. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. John Koler, Columbus; Mrs. Albert Robertson, Bulaville and one brother, George Shaver, Canal Winchester; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
     The Rev. Bates will have charge of the funeral services which will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Bulaville Christian Church. Burial under the direction of George J. Wetherholt and Sons, will be made in Rife Cemetery. Friends may call at his home in McCarleyville after noon Wednesday.

Gallipolis Paper
April 3, 1950
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Shaver, Emma Florence [Atkinson]

     Emma Florence Atkinson Shaver, daughter of the late Joseph and Frances Craft Atkinson, left this world to be with her Savior on January 13th, 1968, at 10:15 o'clock in the morning, her age being 91 years, 6 months and 26 days.
     She was born on June 17th, 1876 in Clay township where she was reared with six sisters and one brother.
     On Easter Sunday in 1894 she was united in marriage to Eli Shaver who preceded her in death in April of 1950. From this union came four children all of whom survive. They are as follows: Otis Shaver, Toledo, Ohio, Mrs. Lester Richards (Lula) of Jamestown, Ohio, Mrs. Raymond Stewart (Belva) of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Melva Davis of Gallipolis.
     She was the last of her generation to depart from this earth. Also surviving in addition to her children are nine grand children and thirteen great grandchildren.
     She was a member of Bulaville Christian Church. Because of the wonderful life she lived, and the kindness she bestowed upon everyone who knew her, she will live forever in our hearts and minds.

There has been a great Reunion
In that land beyond the sky
For our loving Grandma Shaver
Has bid this world good-bye

She has gone to be with loved ones
And rejoice with them once more,
And live with them around
God's throne, On that Eternal shore.

[Note: Buried in Rife Cemetery]

Gallipolis paper
January 1968
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer                                                                 Top of Page


Shaver, Grace F. [Frederick]

Grace F. Shaver

     Grace Frederick Shaver, 99, died Tuesday at Eastgate Health Care Center, Cincinnati. Born Oct. 19, 1889 near Eno, she was the daughter of the late Noah and Lovina Malaby Frederick.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Ross Shaver, six brothers and sisters. Survivors include a daughter, Roberta Snyder of Silver Springs, MD; a son, Louis of Cincinnati; five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews, Robert Thompson and Patricia Holter of Pomeroy; Fred and Joe Thompson of Little Kyger and Iris Frederick Tate of Gallipolis.
     She was a resident of Columbus for 74 years and was a member of Gates Fourth Methodist Church. She taught in one-room schools at Eno and Clarks from 1907-1910.
     Services will be conducted Saturday, 2 p.m., at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton. Rev. C.J. Lemley officiating. Burial follows in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of services.

[Note: Died Oct. 25, 1988]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Page A-3
October 1988
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Shaver, Isabelle [McKown]

     Isabelle McKown was born in Brooke county, W. Va., Dec. 1832, departed this life Aug. 12, 1909, aged 76 years, 7 months and 20 days. In early life she moved with her parents to Gallia county, where she has since resided. She was married to John Shaver, Oct. 1, 1854, and to this union were born eight children, four boys and four girls, John Alfred of Clipper Mill, Mrs. Mary Cornwell of Columbus, Mrs. Minnie Robertson of Addison, Mrs. Sheba Blazer, Geo. W., Abram C., and Eli of near her home; one child Betsy Jane, died in infancy, the others all living were with her during her last illness and did all that willing hands and kind hearts could do to make her last hours pleasant and stay the hand of death, but He who knoweth best said, "Come mother, come with me."
     Her husband preceded her to that better land nearly five years ago. She leaves besides her children, nine grandchildren and many other relatives and friends who will sadly miss her. She was kind, gentle and patient, ever striving to lead others in that higher unreadable way that honors God. At the early age of 16 she professed faith in Christ and united with His church later. May 20, 1888, she moved her membership to the unreadable Church and remained one of the faithful few; when no longer able to attend church services she helped with her means that others might be taught and lead in the right way; she died happy in Jesus shouting and singing his praises, and telling her children she was going Home.
     Funeral at the Bulaville Christian Church, conducted by Rev. Ewing, burial by undertaker Hix at the Rife Cemetery. The floral offerings were many and beautiful.

To her home in Heaven our mother has gone
She's praising God round his starry throne.
We in patience must wait till the word is given,
Then we'll all go home to our mother in Heaven.

From her home in Heaven that happy land,
She beckons us with a shining hand;
Come children, come! for the Lord hath
given His holy word as thy guide to Heaven.

All along life's toilsome journey.
She has guided us aright;
And our hearts are sad and lonely,
Yet He doeth all things well.


[Note: Died August 12, 1909]

Gallipolis paper
August 1909
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer


Shaver, James L, Jr.

     James Lee Shaver, 12, of Rt. 1, Northup, died Wednesday night. Born July 4, 1968, in Gallipolis, son of James Lee Shaver Sr. and Linda White Shaver Hensley, who both survive. He was a sixth grade student at Washington Elementary School and a member of Christ United Methodist Church. Also surviving are a maternal grandmother, Mrs. Aldeth White of Gallipolis and paternal grandparents, Lawrence and Naomi Shaver of Rt. 1, Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dean Bachelor officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 26, 1981
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Shaver, Thomas

Following the White Mare
     Thomas Shaver, aged ninety years, died at his home in Addison township Sunday. He will go down in local history as one of the most remarkable specimens of physical endurance that ever lived, not excepting the great and not to be excelled Ann Bailey. He was a native of Delaware, and landed here in 1817 in a family boat along with his family, who were sick and were waited upon by Dr. Safford, who lived in a frame house where J. J. Pool now lives. From there he went to a log cabin where L. P. Maguet now lives. Uncle Joseph DeVacht helped gather his corn crop there, while he was sick. He moved from there to the place owned by A. Henking across the creek, next to Louis Scheneberger. From there he went to his farm in Addison township.
     He was remarkable for endurance, and many fabulous tales are related of his ability to run down foxes and deer. He informed us several years ago that he had made the trip from here to Chilicothe and return in daylight, a distance of 120 miles. He worked for John P. R. Bureau for years, traveling home, a distance of nine miles, after his days’ work and returning the next morning. This astounding feat of endurance was kept up for years. But of his many acts of endurance more anon. He held the peculiar beliefs of an adventist, and claimed that in 1848 the Lord appeared to him in a cloud and predicted that he would live to the end of the world. He built a platform on his farm and expected to ascend to heaven on his old white mare. The horse died years ago, but that did not destroy his faith, and he lived on, his white robes of ascension prepared for the final exit. He married several years ago, for the second or third time. A fuller account of his remarkable exploits will appear next week.

Unknown Paper (Probably Gallipolis Bulletin)
Circa January 12, 1883
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Shaver, Thomas

     Uncle Tommy Shaver of Addison Township, living near Watson’s Mill, died last Friday after an illness of about three days, in the 88th and 89th years of his age. His son reports he was a most remarkable character and powers of endurance were wonderful. He carried from this place on his back many years ago to his home 9 miles from town, a folding table, six chairs and a large trunk, making but one rest on the way. He in his best days worked in this city walking to and from his work, the entire nine miles, twice a day. He was very swift and once beat the stage on a trip from Chilicothe to this place 62 miles.
     He was a Millerite in Religious belief and got ready on several different occasions to ascend on high. Of the years he told the writer frequently that the end of the world would come in 1882 and he would die in that year and when he died the world would be no more. He was an honest and right old man, whom everybody respected. When taken sick, he would take no medicine, nor nourishment. We would like for some of his friends in Addison with whom he was intimate to send in some reminiscences of his life.

[Note: It is supposed that the footstone with the inscription T.S. in Shaver Cemetery in Addison Township is his. The only headstone still recognizable in that cemetery is for his wife, Susan.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, January 16, 1883
Transcriber Unknown                                                                                   Top of Page


Shaw, Anna F. [Johnson]

     Anna F. Shaw, 71, of Eureka Star Route, Gallipolis died Saturday, May 5, 1990 at Holzer Medical center.
Born Oct. 19, 1918 in Gallia County, she was a daughter of the late William Emory Johnson and Stella Mae Cox Johnson.
     She married John Merida Shaw on Feb. 16, 1935, and he survives along with three daughters, Mrs. William (Linda) Stanley of Gallipolis, Mrs. Wendell (Barbara) Mullins, West Jefferson, Ohio, and Mrs. Albert (Ruth Ann) Smith, Kermit, W.Va.; three sons, Bob Shaw of Rio Grande, Richard Lee Shaw of Columbus and John Emory Shaw of Tiffin, Ohio. There are 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren surviving, in addition to two sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Goldie) Sibley of Crown City and Mrs. Clarence (Grace) Shaffer of Gallipolis; and one brother, James Johnson of Columbus. Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death.
     She was a member of Liberty Chapel Church.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 1990
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Shaw, Belle [Cutshaw]

Mrs. Belle Shaw Dies This Morning
     Mrs. Belle Shaw, an O.H.E. employee, whose home was at Sycamore Street, died at 9:15 this morning. Her illness become serious the first of the week and she was removed from home to the Holzer Hospital where she succumbed to pneumonia.
     Mrs. Shaw was about 66 years, a native of Marietta and a daughter of Shephard Cutshaw.
Though she was well-known, highly esteemed here, biographical data were not obtained because of the illness of Mrs. Shaw's only daughter, Mrs. [missing] Thomas, who has been confined to her home and bed a month or more.
     Funeral services will be held 2 o'clock Saturday at the First Baptist Church, of which the decedent was a member with Rev. George Sagen in charge. Burial Mound Hill Cemetery by Estminger.

[Note: Death Certificate..born May 18, 1871; died Jan. 13, 1938; aged 67 years, 7 months and 26 days. Employed: Hospital Night Attendant-Ohio Hospital for Epiliptics. Parents: Shephard Cutshaw and Mary Reynolds.]

Gallipolis Paper
Jan., 1938
From the Debbie Carter Evans Collection
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Shaw, Charles

Charles Shaw Dead
     Charles Shaw, Seventeen year old son of John and Docie Shaw of Mercerville, died Saturday morning, June 27, 1931. Besides his parents, he leaves several sister and brothers.
     The funeral was Monday afternoon.

[Death Certificate shows: Charles Emmett Shaw, born March 22, 1914; died June 27, 1931 at 17 years, 3 months and 5 days of age. Parents: J.E. Shaw and Dotea Stover..burial was in Mercerville Cemetery]

Gallipolis Paper
June 27, 1931
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Shaw, Elizabeth

     On the 1st. inst., at Pt. Pleasant, Va., Mrs. Elizabeth Shaw, wife of Dr. S. G. Shaw, of that place.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 10, 1851
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Shaw, Emmett [Dr.]

Dr. Emmett Shaw Dead
     Dr. Emmett Shaw, 56, a lifelong resident and well known dentist of this city, died at his home here Friday, Feb. 7, 1930, after a week's illness.
     He was a son of the late James and Josephine Shaw. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elsie Barrows Shaw, two daughters, Mrs. William Amsbary of this city and Mrs. Dewey Wallace of Columbus; a brother, Frank Shaw and a sister Mrs. John E. Robinson, both of this city.   
     Dr. Shaw was a member of the Presbyterian church, the Elks and Modern Woodman. The funeral was held at his late home Monday afternoon. Interment was in Mound Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 7, 1930
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Shaw, Helen K. [Kerns]

Mrs. Helen K. Shaw, 70, Expires Suddenly at Third Ave. Home
     Death came with a shocking suddenness to Mrs. Helen Kerns Shaw this morning at her home at 454 Third Avenue. Mrs. Shaw had arisen from her bed and collapsed and was found on the floor of her room about 8:15. She was able to talk and medical assistance was summoned but an hour later she expired. A blood clot had entered her heart.

Came Home Thursday
     Mrs. Shaw had undergone a major operation at the Holzer Hospital a week ago last Tuesday. She was recovering very satisfactorily, was able to be removed to her home early Thursday and seemingly continued to improve until she was found in her helpless condition.
     Members of the family, including the aged mother, Mrs. Emma Gatewood Kerns, and old friends were shocked beyond description by the tragedy. Mrs. Shaw was in her 71st year having been born in this county on July 17, 1873. She was the oldest of three daughter of the late Anthony Wayne Kerns, long prominent in business , church and political circles here.
     Her marriage to Lewis B. Shaw was an event of Oct. 23, 1895, and the officiating minister Rev. P. A. Baker, the outstanding figure of the Anti-Saloon League of a later decade. Mr. Shaw, a postmaster of Gallipolis and a widely known business man, died May 21, 1927.
     To them eight children were born; William Wayne, who died in Cleveland in August, 1927, Lt. H. P. Shaw, retired naval officer, Nelle Shaw, field representative of Wheelan Studios of New York; Lewis H. Shaw, California; J.E. Shaw, Charleston, W. Va.; Mrs. Caroline Butterfield and Mrs. Crilla Stiverson, both at the parental home and Mrs. Sarabeth Dierker of Charleston S. C.
     As already indicated, Mrs. Shaw is survived by her mother, a venerable member of the household. There is one sister, Mr. O. H. Booton of Williams, W. Va, the other sister, Mrs. James T. Johnson, dying around the turn of the century, Dr. Harry W. Shaw of New Lexington, Ohio was a brother-in-law. There are seven grandchildren.
     Except for a few years in Marietta, where she was house mother of Fayer Weather Hall, a college boys dormitory, Mrs. Shaw lived in Gallipolis and was a capable, charming, beloved woman. Since childhood she had been a member of Grace Methodist Church and she was a past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of Daughter of Union Veterans and the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Legion Auxiliary.
     The body was removed to Entaminger’s mortuary, but funeral arrangements had not been completed early this afternoon.
     Mrs. Shaw’s death brings to her family, young and old alike, a loss that is irreparable and overwhelming and hundreds, who have known her and her loved ones will share, in some measure, in their bereavement.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 30, 1945
Transcribed by Marjorie                                                                                Top of Page


Shaw, Ida [Kemp]

Mrs. Shaw, 86, Dies on Sunday
     Mrs. Ida Shaw, 86, a resident of Porter died at 5:20 p.m. Sunday in Holzer hospital where she had been a patient since Saturday. Mrs. Shaw was born in this county Nov. 6, 1876, daughter of the late Joseph and Nancy Bostic Kemp. Her marriage was to Eugene Shaw, who preceded her in death Oct. 26, 1954.
     She is survived by a son, Brady Shaw of Porter and a daughter, Mrs. Ira (Pearl) Hall of Clendenin, W. Va. A sister and brother who survive are Mrs. Alfred (Rose) Vallance, Sr., of Lower River Rd., and Leonard Kemp of Gallipolis. There are nine grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
     Mrs. Shaw was a member of the Providence Baptist church on Teens Run Rd., and services will be held there at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Miller's Home for Funerals. Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today, and the casket will be open from 12:30 p.m. until the hour of the service at the church.

[Note: d. 1963. cemetery entry gives middle initial as "M", and gives year of birth as "1877"]

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


Shaw, Ida Kate

     Died, Dec. 15th, 1864, Ida Kate, daughter of Harry and Sarah Shaw. [Poem follows.]

The Gallipolis Journal
January 5, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Shaw, James W.

James Shaw Funeral Held Wednesday
     James W. Shaw, age 69, died at his home in Thivener Monday and funeral services were held Wednesday in Mercerville Baptist church under Masonic direction.
     He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Alice Dillon, their son Paul and brother and sisters John and Bert Shaw and Mrs. Rose Day, of Bladen, Thomas Shaw, Thivener and Mrs. Belle _____, Rio Grande.

[Note: from stone in Mercerville cemetery, Guyan Twp., 1871-1941]

Gallipolis newspaper
1941
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                        Top of Page


Shaw, John

Died At Mercerville
     Mr. John Shaw of Mercerville, died Sunday morning and was buried today, Monday, at that place. He was a farmer of 60, and died of consumption. He left a grown family, was a brother-in-law of Jas. Gillingham and a good citizen. His wife died about a year ago with the same disease.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 24, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Shaw, John

John Shaw, 84, Dies Tuesday
     John Shaw, 84, Bladen, died at the Athens State Hospital Tuesday morning. He is survived by his wife, Dotia Stover Shaw, and 12 children--Mrs. Wilbur (Nora) Sheets, Mrs. Russell (Mabel) Porter, both of Gallipolis; Mrs. Arnold (Goldie) Sanders, Mrs. Forrest (Bertha) Sanders, Mrs. Truman (Rose) Sheets, all of Crown City; Mrs. Elmer (Myrtle) Holcomb, Merida Shaw, Mrs. Lowell (Wealthy) Green, all of Bladen; Mrs. Oakie (Rena) Johnson of Patriot Star Route; Mrs. Lee (Nellie) Houck of Mercerville Star Route; Mrs. Orville (Annie) Wills of Columbus; Mrs. Jessie (Janie) Good of Dayton. There also are 50 grandchildren and 60 great grandchildren, two brothers, Thomas of Thiviner and Bert of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Mercerville Baptist Church, with burial in the Mercerville Cemetery in charge of the C.R. Halley Funeral Home. Body will be at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Truman Sheets, after 5 p.m. Wednesday.

[Note: Born: 1869; Died: 1953]

Unknown publication and date (scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Shaw, Lawrence B.

     Shaw Rites Thursday Last rites for Lawrence B. Shaw who died suddenly in Akron Sunday evening will be conducted by Rev. Earl Cremeens at the Mercerville Baptist Church Thursday at 2 PM with burial following in Ridgelawn Cemetery there by F. L. Stevers. Brief services were to be held at his late home at 11 AM today before the body...[rest cut off]

[Note: from stone b. 25 Sept 1905 - d. 30 April 1950]

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


Shaw, Lewis B.

Funeral Thursday; The Late L. B. Shaw
     Funeral services for the late Lewis B. Shaw, former postmaster of Gallipolis, who died at his home here last Saturday, will be held at the Shaw residence, 454 Third Avenue, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The services will be under the auspices of Rose Commandery No. 13, Knights Templar. The ritual service of the Scottish Rite will be given. The Thrice Potent Master of Ohio Consistory, Cincinnati, will be here to conduct the Scottish Rite service, when the Scottish Rite ring of Mr. Shaw will be presented to his eldest son, William Wayne Shaw, of Philadelphia.
     Religious services will be conducted by Rev. A. H. Beardsley, pastor of Grace M. E. chruch, of which Mr. Shaw was a devoted member of fifty years. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery, in charge of Wetherholt and Sons.

Galliplis Tribune
May 25, 1927
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Shaw, Lulu Anna

     Died, Nov. 28th, 1864, Lulu Anna, daughter of Harry and Sarah Shaw.

The Gallipolis Journal
January 5, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Shaw, Paul

Paul Shaw, 16
Victim of Accident
     Paul Shaw, 16 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Brady Shaw of Pittsburgh, formerly of Kanauga, died in a hospital at the former place yesterday afternoon, relatives here were informed. Death was caused by an accident but the particulars were not given.
     Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Shaw, grandparents of the youth, left Kanauga this morning for Pittsburgh where the funeral and burial will be held Sunday afternoon.

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Shaw, Tom

Tom Shaw, 73, Dies Suddenly
     Tom Shaw, 73, well-known farmer of the Blue Lake area, died suddenly Monday morning while attending to his morning chores. He had gone to the barn for the morning milking and was found dead a short time later near the garage. Members of the family said he had not been in ill health. He had attended church services Sunday and appeared in his usual good health Monday morning.
     He was born April 6, 1880, at Bladen, and had lived for the past 40 years in the Blue Lake area, where he had one extensive farming. Surviving are his widow, the former Alta Sheets, and one daughter, Zenia, who is secretary at the Womeldorff and Thomas hardware store in Gallipolis. He also leaves one brother, Bert Shaw, Gallipolis. Three brothers and three sisters had preceded him in death.
     He was a member of the Elizabeth Chapel church, where funeral services will be held, probably at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery, in charge of Miller’s Home for Funerals.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, November 30, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Shaw, Tom

Shaw Funeral On Wednesday
     Funeral services for Tom Shaw, 73, who was found dead on his Blue Lake area farm Monday morning will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Elizabeth Chapel Church, with Rev. Webster T. Swain officiating, assisted by Rev. Raymond Brammer. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. The body is at the late home, where friends may call until time of services. Masonic service will be conducted at the late home Tuesday at 7:30 o’clock by the Gallia Lodge 469, F. and A. M., of Chambersburg, of which he was a member. Pall bearers will be Chauncey Porter, Brisco Badwin, Chauncey Sheets, Beecher Poling, Shannon Houck and James Melton, with Miller’s Home for Funerals in charge.
     Shaw, who was one of eight children, was an active member of the Elizabeth Chapel church. He had been in apparent good health and was doing his morning chores about the farm when he died. He attended the Hickory Grove school at Mercerville and was married Jan. 14, 1909, to the former Alta A. Sheets, by Rev. J. L. Porter in the home of Charles Slusher at Mercerville. Surviving are his widow, one daughter, Zenia, and one brother, Bert, Gallipolis. Six brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 1, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Shaw, Walter E.

Walter Shaw Dies
     Walter E. Shaw passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, at 4 p.m. at the age of fifty-nine. He had been seriously ill for several months. Mr. Shaw was born in Baltimore, Md. In 1869 and moved to Gallipolis in 1913. He had been employed at the O. H. E. for the past few years.
     Mr. Shaw is survived by his wife, and step-daughter, of this city, a brother and sister, Elmer E. Shaw and Mrs. Mattie VanSant, of Baltimore. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at his late home. Burial was in Mound Hill cemetery in charge of Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, September 3, 1929

Card of Thanks
     We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our neighbors and friends for their kindness and sympathy during the illness and death of my husband, also the night employees of the O. H. E. for their beautiful flowers, Rev. Sagen for his consoling words, Wetherholt and Entsminger, for their kind and courteous treatment.
      Mrs. Walter E. Shaw and family.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, September 5, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Shaw, William Wayne

Shaw Rites To Be Held Here
     The body of William Wayne Shaw, who was found dead at his Cleveland home Monday evening, will arrive here on the C & O. train during the noon hour tomorrow. Funeral servicers will be held at the home of his mother, Mrs. Helen Kerris Shaw, 454 Third ave., at 3 o' clock. A minister, coming from Cleveland, will be assisted by Rev. W.Scott Westerman of Grace M.E. church. Burial in Mound Hill cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.
     Mrs. Shaw, her daughter, Mrs. Crilla Stiverson, and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jack Shaw, left about 9 o'clock last night for Cleveland. They were taken in Mrs. O.O. McIntyre's Rolls-Royce, with her chauffeur, Fred Bartsch, at the wheel. Mrs. William Wayne Shaw, accompanied by her brother, and coming from Albuquerque, N.M., reached Cleveland about noon yesterday, having made the long trip by plane.
     There will be a service at 8:30 tonight at Daniels Funeral Home 15800 Detroit ave., Cleveland. Particulars as to the cause of his death are still lacking here. Neighbors last saw Mr. Shaw early Friday night and it is believed he died later that same night. The mail office of the Standard Oil Co., where he was a depaftment head, does not open on Saturdays in the summer and that explains why his body was not found until Monday.
     Neither today's nor yesterday's early mail edition of the Cleveland Plain Dealer gave any information as to the cause of circumstaces of the death.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
1938
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Sheets, A. Herschel

A. H. Sheets, 85, is Claimed
     A. Herschel Sheets, 85, a resident of Crown City, died at 5 a.m. today in Holzer hospital following a short illness. He was a lifelong resident of Gallia county. He was born here Feb. 4, 1880, son of the late Edward L. and Virginia Warren Sheets.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie, and a daughter. Children who survive are Ferrell Sheets of Crown City, Mrs. Charles (Ann Elizabeth) Henderson of Ashland, Ky., Mrs. Everett (Wanda) Henderson of Crown City, and Clara Hope Sheets, at home. Three surviving brothers are A. J. Sheets of Huntington, T. W. Sheets of Columbus and Emmett Sheets of Rt. 1 Crown City. There are six grandchildren. Two sisters who preceded him in death were Mrs. Oakley (Mary) Fisher and an infant sister.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Good Hope Baptist church. Rev. Raymond Dillon will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery, under the direction of the F. L. Stevers Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 12, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Sheets, Alba L.

     Alba L. Sheets, clerk in the Gideon clothing store for nearly two years, died of pneumonia following influenza at his home, 427 Thirteenth Street [Huntington, WV] at 4 o'clock Sunday morning [Oct.27, 1918]. He had been ill nine days, but his condition did not become alarming until Friday. His wife, who was stricken about the same time he was, is now convalescent, but is still very weak. Adding to her burden of sorrow and no doubt hastening his death, their daughter contracted the disease and became so critically ill that it was deemed necessary to take her to a hospital for treatment. It was understood last night that there was but little if any improvement in the child's condition. The illness of his child and wife worried Mr. Sheets constantly and to such an extent that he seemed to give but little thought of his own battle for life.
     Mr. Sheets was born in Guyan Township, Gallia County, Ohio, in June 1878 and was in his forty-first year. He was a son of Mr. & Mrs. William Jackson Sheets, both of whom are dead, the later dying but a few months ago.
     Alba Sheets was married to Esta Saunders 18 years ago and she and two children, Aaron, aged 16 and Marie, aged 13, survive him. He is also survived by six brothers and three sisters, Charles E. and Miss Abigail Sheets of this city; Elmer E., London, Ohio; Thomas F. Ulysses, Ernest L Sheets and Mrs. J. M Saunders all of Guyan Township; William H., Kanauga and Mrs. Harriett Greene of Gallipolis.
     Prior to moving to Huntington Mr. Sheets lived in Gallipolis and was a clerk in the A. Moch Clothing Store for five years. He had a wide acquaintance in his home county and was a well liked and worthy an. He belonged to the Baptist Church and was an active and effective worker therein. Good natured, even tempered, kind and indulgent, he was an exemplary husband and father and enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all with whom he was in any way associated.
     The body will be taken overland to Mercerville, Ohio, near his old home, Tuesday, arriving there at 1 o'clock. The funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Ira J. Sheets, a cousin. Burial in Mercerville.

Huntington Paper
Oct. 1918
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Sheets, Albert M.

     Albert Monroe (Roe) Sheets, 77 of 322 Spruce St. Extension, died Wednesday at Holzer Medical Center, following an extended illness. He was a retired employee of Buckeye Rural Electric Company.
     Born Nov. 27, 1912 in Gallia County, he was a son of the late Monroe Sheets and Ada Burcham Sheets.
Surviving are his wife, Ruby Vansickle Sheets; a son, Keith Sheets of Gallipolis; a granddaughter, two sisters, Sadie Cain of Gallipolis and Edith Richmond of Akron, Ohio; two brothers, John W. Sheets of Gallipolis and Warren Sheets, also of Gallipolis.
     He was a member of Elizabeth Chapel Church; life member of VFW Post 4464; and the American Legion Post 27. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a Prisoner of War in World War II.
     Services will be conducted 2 p.m., Thursday, at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating, burial follows in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and noon until the time of services on Thursday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Sheets, Albert Monroe

Death of Monroe Sheets
     Albert Monroe Sheets died at his home in Guyan township Tuesday July 3, 1928 at the age of 73 years. He leaves his widow and four daughters and seven sons. Mrs. Dud Halley, city, Leatha in West Virginia, Sadie and Edith of Columbus, Chauncey, Leonard, Walter, John, Monroe, Warren and Franklin.
No funeral arrangements have been made. Coleman Halley has charge of burial.

[Note: Son of John Henry Sheets No. 2 and Frances Saunders, death certificate states that he was born Jan. 6, 1855. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 5, 1928
Transcribed by Judy Free                                                                              Top of Page


Sheets, Anna [Burnette]

Anna Burnette Sheets, Widow of Jno. J., Dies
Only 22 days Intervene Between Death Of This Well-Known Couple
     Mrs. Anna Burnette Sheets, widow of John J. Sheets, died at 8:30 yesterday at her home in Springfield tp. about half a mile this side of Woods Mill. Mr. Sheets, a former member of the County Board of Education, died on May 12. At that time, Mrs. Sheets was so ill, she could not participate in the funeral rites. In fact, she had been bedfast for weeks before his condition became alarming.
     Mrs. Sheets was 77 years old, a native of Guyan tp., a sister of R. W. Burnette of Guyan, and an aunt of Ms. Goldie Niday, Democratic nominee for recorder. R. W. (Dick) Burnette is the last one of a family of seven boys and four daughters, who were children of Murwood and Mary Parish Burnette.
     She and Mr. Sheets were united in marriage Dec. 30, 1879. Parker Sheets is their only son and for the last 11 years, the parents had lived with him and his wife. Previously they had lived in Rio Grande and still earlier in Harrison tp. Thus, Mrs. Sheets had made acquaintances and friends in various part of the county. To her intimates, she was known as “Sissie”.
     Funeral services will be held at Mt. Olive, near the Sheets home, at 10 o’clock Friday. Burial in the Sheets Cemetery near Mercerville by H. K. Butler.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, June 4, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Sheets, Arthur E.

     Arthur Eugene Sheets, 100, Neenah, WI, formerly of Gallia County, died Monday in Neenah.
Born March 18, 1883 in Ash County, NC, son of the late William and Elizabeth Jennings Sheets, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Hannah Virginia Sheets, in 1941.
     Surviving are two sons, Frank of Delaware, Ohio and Harry of Neenah; three daughters, Mrs. Josie Hylton of Coalwood, WV; Mrs. Inez Wilson of Toledo and Mrs Catherine Smith of Springfield; a nephew reared in his home, Frank Brewer of Springfield and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with Rev. Novel Russell officiating. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery [Morgan Township]. Friends may call at the funeral home 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Paper
April 12, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Sheets, Audrey Annabelle

     Audrey Annabelle Sheets, the two year old daughter of Chauncey and Minnie Sheets of Route 1, died Monday morning, after a two weeks illness of Broncho-pneumonia.
     The funeral was held at Mercerville Tuesday, burial in the village cemetery by undertaker Coleman Halley.

[Note: from stone at Mercerville Cemetery, Guyan Twp., Audrey A. Sheets, 1917-1919]

Gallipolis newspaper
1919
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Sheets, August

August Sheets, 79, Succumbs On Thursday
     August Sheets, 79, a retired iron construction worker, was found dead at his Rt. 1 Gallipolis home on Georges Creek Rd., Thursday morning. He had resided at that address for 15 years. His death was due to natural causes, according to Dr. Donald Warehime, Gallia county coroner.
     Mr. Sheets was born in Guyan twp., on Nov. 11, 1887, son of the late John and Eleanor Johnson Sheets. He is survived by two sons and a daughter, Leo Sheets of Kanauga, George Sheets of Rt. 1 Gallipolis, and Mrs. Freda McClaskey of Columbus. There are three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A son, John Sheets, was killed in World War II.
     Two brothers and seven sisters surviving are, John and Henry Sheets, Mrs. Amanda Merritt, Mrs. Minnie Forrest, Mrs. Norma Plunkett, all of Springfield, Mrs. Orpha Marsh, Mrs. Florence McCabe, and Mrs. Frances Norton, all of Columbus, and Mrs. Wealtha Campbell of Louisville, Ky.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Everett Delaney will officiate, and burial will be in Addison-Reynolds cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday evening and Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 2, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Sheets, Brookie Lois [Halley]

Mrs. Sheets is Claimed Monday
     Mrs. Brookie Lois Sheets, 47, wife of Webster Sheets, Rt. 1, Crown City, died unexpectedly at noon Monday at her home, near Crown City, on State Rt. 553. Born June 24, 1918 in Gallia county, she was the daughter of the late Morgan and Ella Brumfield Halley of Crown City.
     Besides the husband, she is survived by the following children: Raymond Dale, Columbus; Morris Glenn, Crown City; Mrs. Robert Brumfield, Canton; and Daniel Webster Sheets, at home; Three step-children: Mrs. Everett Sandell, Jacksonville, Fla.; Ralph Lee Sheets, Logan, O.; and Sherley E. Sheets, Cheshire; two sisters: Mrs. Roy Bickle and Mrs. Clint Farley, and two brothers: Lawrence and Homer Halley, all of Crown City.
     She was a member of the Mercerville Baptist Church, where funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday by the Rev. Bruce Unroe, Pastor, and the Rev. Merriett Sanders. Burial will be in ______________...may call after 6 p.m. EST Tuesday at the F. L. Stevers Funeral Home at Mercerville. Pallbearers will be Garrett Watson, Dayton Williams, E. Cline, Otto Saunders, George Ralph Sheets, and John L. Belville.

[Note: Cemetery records show burial in Ridgelawn, Guyan Township]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 24, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Sheets, Charles “Wayne”

     Charles “Wayne” Sheets, 69, of Rio Grande, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at his residence.  He was born December 6, 1942, in Gallipolis, Ohio, son of the late Grover and Melva Bevan Sheets.  Wayne was married to Tammy Hemby on March 23, 1990, and she survives him.  He was a member of Simpson Chapel United Methodist Church and the Centerville Masonic Lodge #371.
     Surviving are his wife, Tammy Sheets of Rio Grande; a daughter, Melissa Pace of Pt. Pleasant, W. Va.; a son, Jeff Sheets of Gallipolis; four grandchildren:  Garrett Sheets, Tyler, Joshua and Emilee Pace; a brother, Willard Sheets of Crown City; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded by two sisters, Dorothy Greene and Glenna “Gay” Green.
     Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at the Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Alfred Holley officiating.  Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, October 22, 2012.  A Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m.  Please visit www.willisfuneralhome.com to send e-mail condolences.

Sunday Times Sentinel
October 21, 2012
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Sheets, Chauncey E.

C. E. Sheets Claimed At 74 Years Monday
     Chauncey E. Sheets, 74, a prominent farmer in the Blue Lake community of Rt. 2 Crown City died at 2:15 p.m. Monday in Pleasant Valley hospital. He had been in failing health for three months and his condition became serious when he entered the hospital 11-days ago. Me. Sheets was the husband of the late Blue Lake correspondent of the Tribune-Times.
     He was born April 7, 1888 at Crown City, son of the late Albert Monroe and Augusta Russell Sheets. His marriage to the former Wynne Jane Wogam took place Jan. 27, 1912 at Pomeroy, and she preceded him in death Jan. 9, 1963.
     Children who survive are Mrs. Paul (Geraldine) Phalen, Mrs. Albert (Myra) Turner, Mrs. William (Willavene) Wolfe and Russell Sheets all [___ __]olmbus, Mrs. Tom (Anita) Brower of Weaverly, and Orin R Sheets of Crown City. There are eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Brothers and sisters who survive are Mrs. Virgie Halley, Attorney Warren F. Sheets of Huntington, Walter Sheets of San Pedro, Calif., John Sheets of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Edith Ritzman of Akron and Mrs. Sadie Cain of Detroit, Mich. A sister Leatha Swain preceded him in death.
     Mr. Sheets was a member of Elizabeth Chapel church and the Ohio Valley Grange. Services will be held at Elizabeth chapel at 2 p.m. Thursday. Rev Charles Lusher, assisted by Rev. Alfred Holley will officiate, and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday, and until the hour of the service. Pall bearers will be Beecher Poling, Ray Willis, Harold Saunders, Briscoe Baldwin, Paris Young and Harold Steger

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 25, 1963
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Sheets, Clyde E.

     Clyde E. Sheets, 73, of Crown City Route 1, died yesterday in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Doris Eagleton of Kerr; and two sons, Dale Sheets of Crown City and Gary Sheets of Gallipolis. Funeral 2 p.m. tomorrow at King’s Chapel Church, Gallia County; burial in King’s Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, Gallipolis

[Note: Died March 11, 1985]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 12, 1985
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Sheets, Darlene Alice

     Darlene Alice Sheets, 95, went to her heavenly home on Thursday, at the home of her daughter, Alice Gail Thompson, with whom she made her home.
     Darlene was married to Brady Sheets on February 6, 1932, in Gallia County, Ohio, and he preceded her in death on June 19, 1998. She was also preceded in death by her son-in-law Cline Thompson on March 30, 2000 and by four brothers and by four sisters.
     Darlene was a kind, caring, and loving mother and grandmother of her daughter Alice Gail Thompson of Grove City, OH, granddaughter, Cindy (Guy) Forsythe of Sedona AZ, greatgranddaughter Mindy (Ronald) Koshman of Galena OH; greatgrandson Tyler Forsythe of Denver CO. She is also survived by special nieces, Donna (William) Shaw and Lona Mae Sager; and nephews, special friends and care givers, Marie Kuhlman, Vickie Harvey and Dee Jones; and her favorite companion, Sugar, a West Highland terrier.
     Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2006 at Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis with Rev. Gary Warner officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from noon until time of the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Darlene's memory to Victory Baptist Church. Please visit www.willisfuneralhome.com to send e-mail condolences.

The Columbus Dispatch
19 March 2005
Submitted by Eve Hughes                                                                             Top of Page


Sheets, E. W.

E. W. Sheets Dead

     E. W. Sheets, 76, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. E. Donalds, in this city March 6, after long illness. He leaves his daughter, a son, five brothers and several grandchildren. He was a member of Siloam church. Burial was in the Sheets cemetery.

Gallipolis paper
March 6
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Sheets, Edna

Mrs. Herbert Sheets Dies Sunday Night After Long Illness.
     Mrs. Edna Sheets died Sunday evening after a long and distressing illness. She had been bedfast since November and her illness was due to a malignant ailment.
     She was the wife of Herbert Sheets and is also survived by a stepson, Garrett Sheets, between whom there was a mutual devotion; a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Walters, and a little granddaughter, Donna Jean Sheets. She is also survived by these aunts, Mrs. Ed Massie, Mrs. Aaron Whitaker and Miss Sue Plantz.
     Funeral services are set for Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Nazarene Church with Rev. Vernon Shafer officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                      Top of Page


Sheets, Edward L., Rev

Rev. E. L. Sheets Found Dead
     Rev. E. L. Sheets, 85, Mercerville, was found dead at his home Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock. He had been in failing health for some time, but his sudden death was unexpected. Besides his wife he is survived by four sons, P. W. and A. J. Sheets of Huntington; A. H. Sheets of Crown City; and E. E. Sheets of Mercerville, and one daughter, Mrs. Oakley Fisher of Mercerville. A sister, Mrs. Betty Sowards lives in Lima.

Rev Sheets Funeral
     Funeral services for the late Rev. Edward L. Sheets of Mercerville were held Thursday afternoon and were largely attended. The church was filled with old friends and neighbors. Intement was made in Mercerville cemetery. Rev. Sheets had long been a worker in the vineyard, having been in the Baptist ministry for fifty years.

[Note: Tombstone reads 13 July 1855 - 8 Feb 1927]

Gallipolis paper
1927
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Sheets, Elizabeth Ann [Beaver]

Widow Of G. W. Sheets Passes
     Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Sheets, widow of George W. Sheets, died yesterday at her home at Crown City succumbing to the infirmities incident to her 82 years and complications.
     Six sons and two daughters survive: James W. Sheets, Crown City; Alonzo, Plainvill, O.; Perry, whereabouts unknown; Denney and Chauncey, Crown City R. D.; Emza, at home; Mrs. Amanda King and Mrs. Nettie Kingery, Milton, W. Va. A sister and brother also survive: Brice Beaver, who lives this side of Thivener, and Mrs. Susan Saunders, Mercerville. George W. Sheets, the husband, died six years ago.
     Funeral services were to be held at 2 o'clock today at Crown City M. E. church, in charge of Rev. Earl Cremeens. Burial there by Stevers.

[Note: Daughter of Michael Beaver and Elizabeth Sheets, death certificate states that she was born Jun. 01, 1855.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, Sept. 9, 1937
Transcribed by Judy Free                                                                              Top of Page


Sheets, Elva

Mayor Sheets' Wife Succumbs
     Mrs. Elva Sheets, 56, wife of Mayor Ira Sheets of Crown City, died at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at her home after a long illness. Mrs. Sheets was born in this county on Feb. 26, 1903 to the late John and Metta Waugh Green. She spent her lifetime in this county. In addition to her husband she is survived by a son and two daughters, Kenneth Eugene Sheets of Crown City, Mrs. Leon (Louise) Shaw of Clinton and Virginia Joyce Sheets, at home. There are three grandchildren. Two brothers who survive are John and Worthy Green, both of Rt. 2 Crown City.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Methodist church. Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate, and burial will be in Bethel cemetery under the direction of the F. L. Stevers Funeral home. The body will be taken from the funeral home to the late residence on Friday where friends may call after 3 p.m. and until the hour of the service.

[Note: b. Feb. 26, 1903; d. Oct. 21 1959]

Unknown publication and date (scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Sheets, Ernest Leroy

Ernest L. Sheets Died At 8 A.M. At Hospital Here
Funeral is Set For 2 Wednesday At Mercerville
     Mr. Ernest Leroy Sheets, former O. H. E. attendant, who roomed at 1145 Second Ave., died at 8 o'clock this morning at the Holzer Hospital. He had been treated there for a grave heart condition, having entered the hospital three weeks ago and having also been patient there in June. He was 70 years old.
     A native of Guyan Twp., Mr. Sheets had been employed at the O. H. E. two different periods aggregating about 30 years. He was a son of Jack and Melvina Sheets and was born and reared back of Mercerville. His birthdate was March 20, 1874.

Son Flies Home
     In 1900 he married Iva Augusta Saunders of Leaper and she died July 13, 1942. His health began to fail noticeably soon after her death. Except for the years spent here, they lived on their farm. Six children were born to them and the following survive: Shipfitter 1-c Robert Sheets who three weeks ago was transferred from the east coast to Seattle, Wash., and who arrived here Saturday evening after a plan trip to Dayton; Donald Sheets and Mrs. Delmas Baughman, Columbus and Mrs. Harold Smith, Gallipolis. Also surviving are two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Harriet Green of Columbus, Mrs. Abbie Davey and William H. Sheets, Gallipolis. There are three grandchildren, Robert Harold Smith, who is in the armed services in Britain or France, and Jimmy and Patty Baughman.
     Mr. Sheets was a member of the Mercerville Baptist Church. He was a reserved, gentle, kindly sort of man, who was idolized by his children and respected and esteemed by all who knew him.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 Wednesday at the Mercerville church, with Rev. Earl Cremeans in charge. Interment there by C. R. Halley.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Sheets, Eura

     Eura Sheets, 78, died at the home of his son, Truman Sheets, at Rocky Fork in Guyan Township today[?]. Time of death was set at 5:30 a.m. He had been ill for about two years.
     The deceased was born to Mr. & Mrs. Gary Sheets of the same address. Both parents are deceased. Mr. Sheets was married to Nellie Sheets, but the latter passed away around three years ago.
     Surviving are sons Paul, Huntington; Truman, Crown City; Clinton, Columbus; Milford, Gallipolis and a daughter Mrs. Hollis Fowler, Albuquerque, N.M. Two brothers[only one named] and a sister survive, Mrs. Bertha McComas, Huntington; and Herbert, Gallipolis.
     Funeral services were held at the Mercerville Baptist Church 2 p.m. Wednesday and interment was at Ridgelawn Cemetery, C.R. Halley was in charge of the services.

[Note: Death Certificate..Eura Otis Sheets born March 11, 1874; died April 21, 1952; aged 78 years. Parents Gary W. Sheets and Eliza Ann Martt.]

Gallipolis Paper
April 1952
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Sheets, Eva

     Miss Eva Sheets, 50, died at 10;30 AM today at her home on Route 7 above Crown City after an illness of six years. Her father, A. C Sheets, step-mother, and two of her sisters, Vivian of Detroit
and Faye Unroe of Dayton, were with her. Funeral services will be announced by F. L. Stevers.
     Born Aug. 1, 1899, on the same Crown City route on which she died, the decedent was a daughter of Alfonso C. Sheets and the late Vesta Warren Sheets.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Sunday in the Mercerville Baptist Church, of which she had been a member for 30 years, with the Rev. Earl Cremeens officiating, and the Rev. Charles W. Lusher assisting. Burial will be in the old Mercerville Cemetery by F. L. Stevers.

[Note from stone: 01 Aug 1899 - 1949]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Jean Yount                                                                            Top of Page


Sheets, Garland A.

G. A. Sheets Claimed at 70
     Garland A. Sheets, 70, a native of Gallia county, died Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Morehead, Ky., hospital. He had formerly lived in Portsmouth, where he was district manager of the Consolidated Coal Co. Mr. Sheets was born in this county Sept. 22, 1894, son of the late Alphonse and Vesta Warren Sheets. His marriage was to the former Ida Mabel Early, who survives. Other survivors are two sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Vivian Rohrer of Hamilton, Mrs. Faye Landon of Auburn, Neb., Haskell L. Sheets and Robert S. Sheets, both of Huntington and Roscoe Sheets of Logan, W. Va.
     He was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge at Portsmouth. Services will be held at 10 a.m. (EST) in the Lane Funeral home at Morehead on Saturday. Additional services will be held at 2: 30 p.m. (EST) Saturday at the F. L. Severs Funeral home at Mercerville. Rev. Bruce Unroe will officiate, and burial will folow [sic] in the old Mercerville cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 7, 1965
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Sheets, Garral V.

     Garral V. Sheets, 85, of 1204 Second Ave., Gallipolis, formerly of Newport Richey Fla., died Sunday at Holzer Medical Center, following an extended illness. He retired from Gallipolis State Institute in 1959 after 37 years of service and was a barber by trade. Born April 19, 1902 in Gallia County, he was a son of the late James H. Sheets and Mary Gross Sheets.
     Surviving are his wife, Marie Cochran Sheets; one daughter, Mrs. Lando (Quindora) Eblin of Columbus; one grandson, three great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Myra Daniels of Gallipolis. He was preceded in death by two previous wives; one grandson; two brothers and five sisters.
     He was a member of the Community Church in Newport Richey, Fla.; a 50 year member of Patriot Masonic Lodge; Scottish Rite of Tampa Fla.; Shrine of Tampa Fla.; Pearl of the West Lodge, Newport Richey. Services will be conducted 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, Rev. Charles Lusher officiating. Burial follows in Patriot Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Masonic Services by Patriot Masonic Lodge, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 9, 1987
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Sheets, George Riley

George Sheets Dies Suddenly
     George Riley Sheets, 84, died at his home near Crown City at 10:15 a.m., Sunday. His death came suddenly while he was walking in the yard at the family home. Mr. Sheets was a lifelong resident of the county where he engaged in farming and worked as a carpenter. He was the son of Brice H. and Sarah S. Sanders Sheets, both deceased.
     Mr. Sheets was twice married. His first wife was Lesta Fellure who died in 1913. Two children of that union survive, Mrs. Minnie Massie, Gallipolis, and Mrs. H. L. Garlic, Crown City. A son, Clarence, died in 1920, and two children died in infancy.
     His second marriage was to the former Maude Wallace and she survives along with the following children: Harry, Roy and Mrs. Charlotte Swindler, all of Columbus; Mrs. Mabel Cline and George Ralph, both of Crown City. There are 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
     Three surviving sisters are Mrs. Lorena Wallace, Wilkesville, Mrs. Lona Fellure, Gallipolis and Mrs. Arthur Rose, Northup.
     The body will be taken to the C. J. Waugh Funeral Home Monday afternoon where friends may call after 4 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Mercerville Baptist Church at 2 p.m., Tuesday with Rev. Earl Cremeans officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery under the direction of the Stevers Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 11, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Sheets, Gory Alex

     Gory Alex Sheets, 73, Mercerville Road, Mercerville, died Sunday at his residence. Born April 10, 1917 in Gallia County son of the late Homer and Effie Scarberry Sheets, he was a retired carpenter. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Alice Gibbs Sheets, on July 1, 1976. Surviving is a brother, James L. Sheets of Crown City. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence and Clyde Sheets.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in the Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bruce Unroe officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Mercerville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 24, 1990
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Sheets, Gory J.

Gory Sheets of Guyan Township Passes Away
Six Of His 11 Children Had Part In World War--Body Taken to Entsminger's
     Gory J. Sheets, a native of Guyan Township, died at the Holzer Hospital just before 11 o'clock today. He was brought to the hospital several days ago and had been in distressing health, mental and physical, for two or three years. His home address was Crown City R.D..
     Six of Mr. Sheet's sons saw service in the World War, a fact much publicized during and after that great conflict and it was a greater contribution of that sort than could be claimed by any other Gallia County parent.
     Prior to that war, Mr. Sheets was once the Democratic nominee for Sheriff and in that campaign a local paper characterized him as "the Tall Hickory of Guyan".
     There are five children besides the soldier sons, the eleven being Arthur, Floyd, Dennis, Marshall, Russell, Webster and Grover Sheets, Laura Haskins, Eunice Belville, Nancy Thompson and Crystal Foster.
     During the noon hour the body was removed from the hospital to the Entsminger Mortuary.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Sept. 25, 1939

Sheets Rites Are Set For 2 [P.M.] Wednesday
Decedent Had Five Sons (Instead of Six) And Two Sons-in-Law In World War
     Funeral services for Gory J. Sheets will be held at the Entsminger Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Wednesday and will be conducted by Paul Haskins, Principal of the Reinersville Schools. Interment will be made in Mound Hill and pallbearers will be selected from the grandsons. Mr. Sheets, whose death at 11 o'clock Monday was mentioned in yesterday's paper, would have been 76 years old on Oct. 3. He was born in 1863 in Guyan Township, a son of John Sheets.
     His wife was Nancy Johnson Sheets, who died a number of years ago, their marriage date was in 1885.
The Tribune erred in crediting decedent with being the father of six World War soldiers. He had five sons and two sons-in-law in that conflict: Jasper and Aaron Sheets, now dead; Floyd, Arthur and Marshall, who are still living as are the soldier sons-in-law, Stanley Haskins of Cheshire and Stanley Belville of Crown City.
Mr. and Mrs. Sheets were the parents of 14 children. The oldest, Emmett, was killed when but 14 in a sawmill explosion. Besides the three who have died and the three living soldiers sons named and the two daughters indicated, there are surviving Dennis, Russell, Webster and Grover Sheets, Nancy Thompson and Crystal Foster. And there are two surviving brothers, Jack Sheets of Gallipolis and Noah Sheets of Huntington.

[Note: Parents..John and Laura D. Sheets. Married Dec. 9, 1885 in Gallia Co.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sept. 26, 1939
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Sheets, Grover Monroe

     Grover Monroe Sheets, 74, Crown City, died at 4:15 a.m. Friday in Holzer Medical Center, having been in failing health for the past several years.
     Born Aug. 31, 1908, in Crown City, son of the late James and Sarah Shriver Sheets, he was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Crown City Methodist Church.
     He was twice married, first to Lottie Bush on Oct. 18, 1948, who preceded him in death on Dec. 6, 1975, and to Rosalie Daniels, who survives, on April 2, 1982. Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Susan White of Athalia, Mrs. Virginia Lewis of Proctorville, Mrs. Wilma Finley of Gallipolis and Mrs. Carolyn Unroe of Crown City; three stepsons, Ronald Cox of Silver Springs, Colo., Gerald Cox of Mount Sterling, and Stephen Cox of Lancaster; two stepdaughters Mrs. Donna Gersper Grove City and Mrs. Rosetta Nelson of Crown City; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Ira of Crown City, and Shirley of Gallipolis; and three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Thivener and Mrs. Clara Holstein, both of Crown City, an Mrs. Pluma Caldwell of Gallipolis. He was also preceded in death by two sisters and brother.
     Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Crown City Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Military graveside rites will be held by VFW Post 4464 and American Legion Lafayette Post 27.

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb. 5, 1983
Transcribed by J. Farley


Sheets, Hannah Virginia

Mrs. Sheets, 56, Passes At Home In Morgan Tp.

Funeral Service To Be Held There 2 Wednesday
     Mrs. Hannah Virginia Sheets, 56, wife of Eugene Sheets, died at 5 o'clock this morning at their home in the Eno community (Vinton R.D.). Death was ascribed to pnewmonia, which followed the flu.
     This family moved to Gallia county from McDowell county (Welch), W. Va., five years ago.
     Mrs. Sheets is survived by her husband and these seven children : William and Frank Sheets and Mrs. Josie Hylton, all of McDowell county; Mrs. Mabel Wildman, Harry Sheets, Mrs. Anna Wilson, all of this county; Catherine, at home; and Frank Brewer who was reared from babyhood in the Sheets home. There are two sisters; Mrs. Maggie Barr and Mrs. Vina Hash, both of Bidwell, R. D.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 Wednesday at the residence with Rev. Howard Williams in charge. Burial in Miller cemetery by Butler-McCoy.

[Note: from stone in Miller cemetery, Morgan Twp., 1885-1941]

Gallipolis newspaper
1941
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                         Top of Page


Sheets, Ira Jackson

Rev. Ira J. Sheets, Beloved Minister, Passes Suddenly
     Rev. Ira J. Sheets, elderly and beloved Missionary Baptist minister, died suddenly at 7 o'clock last evening at his home between Thivener and Mercerville in Harrison tp. His death was due to a heart weakness of long standing and came about under circumstances such as he had oft foretold. Mr. Sheets had driven in the cows from the pasture and called to his daughter-in-law, Mrs. I. H. Sheets, to come and help with the milking. When she went out to comply with this summons, she did not see him at first but presently found him lying in a shed, dead.

Native of Guyan
     Decedent was born Feb. 22, 1857, on Johns Creek, in Guyan tp., his age being 81 years, 2 months, 10 days. He was a son of Brice H. and Samantha Wilcoxen Sheets. Educated in the common schools, he turned to the ministry as a young man. He was a lifelong member of Siloam church and had served as a pastor in Gallia and Lawrence counties and in West Virginia for half a century.
     On June 9, 1875, he married Martha Ann Fillinger, also a native of Guyan tp., who survives. To them were born 11 children, of whom 10 are living: Mrs. Brady Shaw, Mrs. L. A. Stevers, Chauncey and Claudie Sheets, all of Crown City routes; I. H. Sheets, Mercerville; Leonard and Wilbur Sheets and Mrs. Henry Fellure, Gallipolis; Okey Sheets, Huntington, and Garrett Sheets of Sharon, Pa., the oldest of the group. Oden, oldest of the 11, died about 30 years ago. Also surviving are two brothers and three sisters: Silas H., Huntington; A. C. Sheets, Guyan tp.; Mrs. Nancy Hineman and Mrs. Emma Bevan, both living on Crown City rural routes, and Mrs. Etta McCall of this city.
     Mr. Sheets participated in the funeral of James R. Gothard on Sunday. Though frail, he had been about as well as usual; hence his passing will come as a shock to countless friends and brings an irreparable loss to his family and community and church and county. His home in recent years, it may be added, was the home of the late Clint Porter.
     Funeral services will be held at the Mercerville church at 2 o'clock Thursday, with Rev. Earl Cremeens and Rev. Jennings Cremeens in charge. Interment will be made by Stevers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, May 03, 1938
Transcribed by Judy Free                                                                              Top of Page


Sheets, Iva Augusta

Long Illness Ends for Mrs. Ernest L. Sheets Here
Dies at Home at 7:15 Monday Evening---Funeral Thursday
     Mrs. Iva Augusta Sheets, wife of Ernest L. Sheets, died at 7:15 p.m. Monday at the family home at 1026 Second Avenue after a long and distressing illness. She would have been 63 years old August 21.
     Mrs. Sheets' health had been failing for some time and in May she was taken to the Holzer Hospital for observation. An operation revealed the trouble was of a malignant nature and was beyond medical aid. She was returned to her home and while her family and friends knew she could not recover, she was tenderly cared for and her death, when it came, was a grievous shock.
     Mrs. Sheets was born at Leaper, the daughter of Robert and Susan Alford Saunders. She was married in 1900 and was the mother of six children. The two oldest, Artie Mabel and Myrtle May, died in infancy and the two sons and two daughters, who with her husband survive are Belva, wife of Harold Smith, Ernestine who is Mrs. Delmas Baughman, Robert J and Donald Sheets. All are residents of this city, except the son, Robert, who enlisted in the Navy in May and is stationed at Charleston, SC. He has been permitted to make frequent visits home and came Sunday so was here at the last.
     She also leaves three grandchildren, Robert Harold Smith, 18, Patty and Jimmy Baughman, age 4 and 2 years, respectively; five brothers, Samuel R., John S., Grover, Charles and Stanley Saunders, all of this county and a sister, Mrs. Noah McDaniel of Pittsburgh.
     Mrs. Sheets will be remembered as a devoted wife and mother and in return she received a full measure of love and devotion from her family.
     The body will be removed from Entsminger's Mortuary to the home Wednesday morning and short services will be held there Thursday at 1 p.m. Further services will be held at 2 o'clock at the Mercerville Church of which she was a a member. Rev. Earl Cremeens, assisted by Rev. Jennings Cremeens, will officiate and burial will follow in the Mercerville Cemetery.

[Note: Stone shows 1879-1942.....Death Certificate says born Aug. 21, 1879; Died: July 13, 1942]

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


Sheets, John J.

John J. Sheets, 75, Died at 2 This Morning
Formerly Member of Co. Board of Education - Funeral At 10 Thursday
     John J. Sheets, aged 75, of Bidwell R.D., who was well-known in nearly every corner of the county, died at 2o’clock this morning at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington. He was taken there Sunday morning. Though Mr. Sheet’s health had been failing for a year, and progressively rapid lately, the news of his death will shock not only his hundreds of acquaintances but also his neighbors. He suffered from kidney trouble and complications. When taken to Huntington, hope was strong that medical or surgical skill might at least prolong his life considerably.

Wife is Very Ill
     Mr. Sheets was a native of Guyan tp., was active in Republican politics for many years, and a year ago ended a term of service as a member of the county board of education. His passing is all the more saddening because Mrs. Sheets (Mary “Sissie” Burnett Sheets) is so ill, she may be unable to participate in the funeral services. They were married Dec. 30, 1879, by Squire William L. Garlic.
     Mr. and Mrs. Sheets lived with their only son, Parker Sheets, and their home was about half a mile this side of Wood’s Mill. They had all lived together there for 11 years. Previously they lived for a while at Rio Grande. The early years of their married life were spent in Guyan, but they moved to Harrison tp., Northup R.D. in 1912.
     There survive, besides the widow and son, a brother, Brice Sheets, Crown City R.D., a half-brother, Oney, and a half-sister Mrs. Clarence Barcus, both of Illinois. Decedent was a member of Siloam Baptist Church and of the Knights of the Golden Eagle.
     Funeral services will be held at the residence at 10 o’clock Thursday probably in charge of Rev. Earl Cremeens. Burial by H. K. Butler, who brought back the body this morning, in the Sheets cemetery at Mercerville.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, May 12, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Sheets, John Jesse

John J. Sheets Dead
     John Jesse Sheets, son of John and Frances Sheets, was born near Crown City, Ohio, Jan. 1, 1860, and departed this life Jan. 10, 1914, at his home in South Vienna, Ohio, aged 54 years and 9 days. On Oct. 4, 1884, he was united in marriage with Eleanor Johnson, and to them were born eleven children, all of whom with their mother, survive him. He also leaves four little grandsons and the following brothers and sisters: A.M. Sheets and G.J. Sheets of Crown City, L.J. Sheets of Gallipolis, Noah Sheets of Huntington, Mrs. D.W. Smith and Mrs. Hiram Haskins of Crown City.
     Mr. Sheets united with the Baptist Church near Crown City 19 years ago and was a faithful attendant until 7 years ago when he moved with his family to Madison county where he spent one year. Since that time his life has been spent in and near South Vienna. During his illness which was of less than a week's duration, he bore his sufferings with great patience.
     The funeral services were held at the Christian Church at Vienna. Those from a distance who attended these last services were G. J. Sheets and Fennimore Johnson of Gallipolis, Mr. and Mrs. D.F. Marsh and August Sheets of Addison, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Ferguson, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Sanderson, Mrs. S.P. Sanderson and Gerorge Bennett of London, Ohio.

Gallia Times
Jan. 28, 1914
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Sheets, John L.

John L. Sheets Killed In Action
     Another Gallia Countian has given his life for his country. Mrs. Ceva Sheets of Kanauga was notified yesterday by the war department that her son, T-5 John L. Sheets was killed July 30 in action somewhere in France. The soldier, who had been in service over two years, would have been 27 years old in September.
     In addition to his mother, he leaves two brothers, Leo and George, and sister, Freda Mae, of Kanauga, and his father, August Sheets, who lives above Kanauga. Wylie White of Gallipolis is a half brother.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, August 19, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Sheets, Lester L.

Lester Sheets Dies On Friday
     Lester L. Sheets, 75, Kyger, died in Holzer Hospital at 10:55 a.m., Friday. He had been in failing health for about a year and had been a patient in the hospital on three different occasions. His death was caused by a malignant condition.
     Mr. Sheets had been an employe for years with the Banks-Miller wholesale hardware firm, and had moved to this county in 1946 from Carrollton. He was a native of Henry county, Ind., where he was born Aug. 30, 1879, the son of the late Granville and Amanda Sanders Sheets.
     Mr. Sheets was twice married and his second wife, the former Marie Burn ver Steeg, whom he married in 1936, survives. Three children who survive from the first previous marriage are Granville D. Sheets, William Boyd Sheets and Miss Dorothy D. Sheets, all of Charleston, W. Va. One step-daughter, Mrs. John W. Brown, of Charleston, and five grandchildren also survive.
     The deceased was a member of the Masonic order at Cheshire and the Elks lodge of Charleston. He was a communicant of the Congregational Christian Church at Little Kyger and funeral services will be held there at noon Monday. Rev. Cecil Leek of Hillsboro will officiate. Burial will be made in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston, under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals.
     Friends may call at Miller’s on Sunday. The casket will be taken to the church at 11 a.m. Monday where it will be open until 11:45.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, June 4, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Sheets, Lewis Marion

Death of L. M. Sheets
Ex-Recorder of Gallia County at Home in Guyan Tuesday
     Ex-Recorder Lewis Marion Sheets, passed away from earth to immortality Tuesday, Jan. 23, 1912, at his home in Guyan township. His funeral services were conducted at the Siloam Baptist church in that township, by Rev. Ira J. Sheets, his cousin, the interment following in the family cemetery by undertaker Myers, and were attended by a large concourse of old friends. The pall bearers were his four sons, F. T., W. E., W. B., and R. H. and two nephews—Cecil Sheets and Emmett Caldwell.
     Mr. Sheets is survived by his wife, to whom he was united in marriage in 1863, her maiden name being Nancy Drummond, and she a daughter of Wesley Drummond. They became the parents of nine children, Celestia, deceased, who was the wife of James Sheets; Elizabeth, the wife of Sherman Caldwell; Lela, the wife of S. M. Wallace; Chloe, wife of Charles Beaver; Stella, who died in 1908, Taylor, William, Walker, Ex-Deputy Recorder and Raymond the youngest aged 16.
     He is also survived by brothers E. W., of Hilton, B. M. of Crown City, J. J. of Northup, J. S. of Crown City, I. W. of Platform, Lawrence county and C. F., a half brother, of Atwood, Ill. And sisters Mrs. F. T. Niday, of Gallipolis, Mrs. Clarence Barcus, of Atwood, Ill.
     He was the son of John H. and Jane Powell Sheets, and a grandson of William Sheets who came from Virginia in 1806 and was one of the first settlers. His great grandfather came from Germany in 1780. Mrs. Wm. Sheets was a descendant of Patrick Henry the Virginia orator.
     Mr. Sheets educated himself principally at home and taught school for forty years of his life completing 100 terms. He had been a member of the Baptist church for 40 years and was a Mason and was laid away with Masonic honors.
     He was elected Recorder on the Republican ticket and served one term. His health failing him he made no effort for the second term and when his time expired last September he moved to his home in Guyan, and went into a gradual decline of health, never returning, we believe, to Gallipolis. He was a kindly old man and during his residence in town he made many friends who regret exceedingly his departure.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 27, 1912
Transcribed by Sheri Culler                                                                           Top of Page


Sheets, Lorena

Lorena Sheets, 22 And Ross Child Die In Burning Of Davis Home
Little Daughter Of Rural Mail Carrier Heroically Saved
     Two lives were lost when fire destroyed the home of Rural Mail Carrier and Mrs. William M. Davis at Bladen after 8:30 o’clock this morning. The dead are their daughter, Mrs. Lorena Sheets, 22, wife of Kenneth Sheets, and their grandson, Rodgers Ross, who would have been four years old next February.
     Mrs. Sheets is believed to have perished while looking for her little nephew. She was last seen when she came to a second-story window carrying her youngest sister, Linda Joyce Davis, aged five. She thrust the child through a window to a roof from which she was soon carried to the ground on a ladder.
     Little Boy Vanishes
     But a moment before, the boy had run downstairs and into the kitchen and told his grandmother he was choking. Then he suddenly disappeared and may have run into the inferno.
The father, who was unhurt and is believed to have been coming from his farm back of the village when the fire broke out, wrapped the little girl in a blanket and rushed her to the Holzer Hospital without attempting any remedial action. (A wise thing to do, hospital physicians said later). Then he hurried back to his distressed family.
     The girl’s right arm and right leg were severely burned and there were seared splotches on her body, said Dr. Paul C. Foster. At 11 o’clock she seemed to be comfortable and her recovery is confidently expected. At noon, it was learned that Mrs. Sheet’s body and a large section of the torso of the child had been recovered.
     The destroyed home was on of the best in the village. It was a large two-story frame building and stood across the road from Neal’s store. It was erected by Mr. Davis soon after the course of the road wa changed through Bladen.
     Mrs. Sheets, who had been working in Detroit, had come in the parental home Tuesday, a neighbor told The Tribune. Her husband was said to be with his parents near Mercerville.
After Mrs. Sheets lifted her sister through the window she turned back, presumably in quest of the Ross child, and was not seen again.
     Linda Joyce, on reaching the nearby roof, was urged to jump into the outstretched arms of Dan Klingensmith, who lives next door, but she was afraid to make the leap. Thereupon Mr. Klingensmith rushed home and brought a ladder to the scene, The Tribune heard.
The Ross child was a son of Roy Ross, who has been in Columbus lately; and the latter is a son of Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Ross, who lived on Swan Creek back of Bladen.
Davises have two sons in the armed services.
     The entire community was shocked by the dual tragedy, for everyone thereabouts knows and esteems the mail carrier and his wife and their family. The head of the family is a brother of Dr. Walter S. Davis, former county commissioner.

Gallipolis Tribune
Undated, mid-1940s
Transcribed by Lew Casey                                                                            Top of Page


Sheets, Nancy

IN MEMORY
     On Saturday, March 1st, the death angel quietly entered the home of G.J. Sheets and took from their midst a dear companion, loving mother and a kind friend.
     Nancy Johnson Sheets, daughter of A.J. and Diana Johnson, was born Sept. 5, 1866 and departed this world at the age of 63 years, 6 months and 26 days. She was married to Cory J. Sheets, December 10, 1885. To this union were born the following children: Arthur, Russell and Crystal at home; Floyd of N.Y.; Marshall of Gallipolis; Dennis, Cheshire; Webster and Grover, Crown City; Mrs. Stanley Haskins, Cheshire; Mrs Stanley Easville[?] Crown City and Mrs. Aaron Thompson, Proctorville; Emmett, Jasper and Aaron having preceded her to the Great Beyond. Besides a loving companion and children she leaves twenty-four grandchildren; two brothers, three sisters and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
     She was converted in early life and remained true to her profession until death. Nancy, as we all knew her, was the pride of her home and a friend to everyone. The night was never too dark, nor the weather too bad for her to go anywhere to help someone in need.
     There is a vacancy in the home that never can be filled and the sorrowing hearts can only be comforted by God's Holy Spirit. Just a short while before her departure she remarked to a friend that she belonged to Jesus and had her faith staid on him. She said, tell my children to do right and Heaven is theirs. She also told her daughter that her robe was washed white in the blood of the lamb.

May these words be treasured in your hearts loved ones dear,
And may consolation be given.
May her advice and counsel while here
Direct your souls to meet her in Heaven.

There will be no tears in Heaven,
there will be no more goodbyes,
There will be no solemn partings in that Home beyond the skies.
In that land there'll be no sorrow, no more trouble, no more care,
There'll be everlasting sunshine, joy and rapture everywhere.

[Note: Death Certificate shows that she passed May 1, 1930...Parents: Father Andrew Johnson; mother Diana Rankins....she was buried at Mound Hill]

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


Sheets, Nellie

Sad Death of Mrs. Nellie Sheets
     Mrs. Nellie Sheets was born Aug 14, 1892 died Sept. 7, 1911, aged 19 years and 24 days. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Notter of Lecta, and was married to Homer Sheets October ?0, 1910. She leaves to mourn her loss father, mother, two sisters and two brothers, her husband and baby 2 weeks old and many other relatives and a host of friends, who will greatly miss her. Her death was due to typhoid fever which came upon her unexpectedly. She bore her sickness patiently and never was known to murmur or complain until the end drew very near. Then she said she did not know she was going to die but she was ready to go, and with a smile on her face she passed gently away.
     She was a member of the U.B. Church at Walnut Ridge and lived a consistent christian life, for nine years. Nellie was a fine young lady, an obedient daughter, a loving companion and good mother. Her many friends will greatly miss her as she always had a bright smile and a good word for all she knew.
     The funeral was held at Walnut Ridge Friday afternoon conducted by Revs. Ira Sheets and William Crippen. Burial at Walnut Ridge by undertaker Myers of Sandfork.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday Sept. 13, 1911
Vol 93, No 85
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                   Top of Page


Sheets, Nettie E. [Saunders]

     Nettie Edith Sheets, 101, former resident of 16 Vinton Ave., Gallipolis, died Thursday, July 2, 1992, at the Huston Nursing Center in Hamden, following an extened illness. She was born Nov. 30, 1890 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Martin S. Saunders and Rebecca McComas Saunders. The last of her family, Mrs.Sheets was a retired employee of the Gallipolis State Institute, retiring in 1970, and the last charter member of the Northup Baptist Church.
     Survivors include three sons, Hubert Sheets of Patriot Star Route, Melvin Sheets of Gallipolis, and Hayward Sheets of Northup; one daughter Noval Phillips of Tulsa, Ok.; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dent Sheets, in October 1972, whom she married Feb. 6, 1910 in Gallia County. She was also preceded in death by five sisters and four brothers.
     Services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 6-9 p.m.  

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Sheets, Noah

Noah Sheets, 74, Monument Man, Died Yesterday
Rites To Be Held At Huntington At 1:30 [p.m.] Sunday
     Noah Sheets, 74, a native of Guyan Township, died yesterday in a Huntington hospital. He had been in ill health for months and The Tribune had mentioned the fact of his recent admittance to a hospital.
     Mr. Sheets was the owner of the Noah Sheets Granite Works, formerly at Third Avenue and 25 1/2 Street, but now in Guyandotte, and was a widely known man.
     Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 (slow time) Sunday at the Cavendish Funeral Home with Dr. William M. McMurray, Pastor of the Baptist Temple, officiating. Burial will follow in Woodmere Cemetery.
     Active pallbearers will be Raymond Sheets, O.S. Sheets, Leonard Sheets, A.J. Sheets, Frank McBride and Everett Saunders. Honorary pallbearers will be A.A. Bostic, J.L. Poling and nephews of Mr. Sheets.
     Mr. Sheets was a son of the late John and Frances C. Sanders Sheets and was born Sept. 29, 1869. He located in Huntington and engaged in the monument business before he was old enough to vote. He operated the works that bore his name for the last 23 years. Before his last illness he came to Gallipolis and other points in the county quite frequently and was a striking looking man, exceedingly tall and broad-shouldered and possessing other Lincolnesque lineaments.
     He was a member of the Baptist Church and the Junior Order of United American Mechanics.
     Surviving are two sons, Corbett Sheets of Crown City and George Sheets of California; two granddaughters, Mrs. Catherine Pullen of Huntington and Georgiana Sheets of Crown City; one grandson, Noah Sheets of Crown City and a great-grandchild.

[Note: Death Certificate: Died Jan 7, 1944 at age 74 years, 3 months and 7 days of age]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown
Also submitted by Margaret Calvin                                                                 Top of Page


Sheets, Noah O.

     Noah O. Sheets, 60, of Route 1 Crown City, died Tuesday in Crown City. He was a farmer. Born Jan. 21, 1927 in Guyan Township to the late Corbett and Edith Harrison Sheets.
     Surviving are his wife, Jean Taylor Sheets, whom he married Jan. 16, 1956; one son, Steve Sheets, Crown City; a daughter, Teresa Sheets and a step-daughter, Lynda Lamm, both of Crown City; five grandchildren, and one great grandson; one brother, Ona E. Sheets of Gallipolis. He was also preceded in death by one son and two sisters.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, from Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Rev. Warren Woodyard officiating. Burial in Bethlehem Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home
Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Tribune
June 3, 1987
Transcribed by J. Farley


Sheets, Okey Stanley

     Mr. Okey Stanley Sheets, 99, of Huntington W.Va., died Saturday, July 6, 1991, in Pinnacle Care Center, Huntington. Memorial services were conducted at 8:15 p.m. Monday at Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington, by Dr. David Jicka. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. Masonic graveside services will be conducted by the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the State of West Virginia at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
     He was born Nov. 27, 1891, in Crown City, Ohio, a son of the late Ira J. and Martha Jane Fillinger Sheets. Mr. Sheets became a resident of Huntington in 1909, and was employed by the Voegle Dining and Huntington Wholesale Candy Companies until he established his own business, the O.S. Sheets Candy Company, which he operated with his wife until 1945. He was a member of Highlawn Baptist Church where he served on the Diaconate Board for a number of years. Mr. Sheets was a member of Western Star Lodge No. 11, A.F. & A.M.; Guyandotte Chapter No. 10, Royal Arch Masons; and Huntington Commandery No. 9, Knights Templar. He was also a charter member and past Sovereign of the West Virginia Conclave of the Red Cross of Constantine. He rendered valuable service as a member of the Grand Jurisprudence Committee, The Board of Governors of the Masonic Home at Parkersburg W.Va., and Deputy Grand Lecturer of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge. He served as District Deputy Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge in the years 1940, 1941, and 1942. He was also active in Royal Arch Masonry, being a past Grand High Priest and Past District Deputy Lecturer. He served on the Board of Governors of the West Virginia Masonic Home from 1958 through 1976. He was elected and installed as Grand Master of Masons on Oct. 12, 1950.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Daniell Sheets; and a son, Lester Stanley Sheets. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Wallace R. (Rose Marie) Harless of Huntington; one son and daughter-in-law, Loren K. and Margie A. Sheets of Charleston, W. Va.; three grandchildren, Captain J.R. Sheets, U.S. Navy, retired, of Topsham, Maine, Mrs. Cynthia Anne Hermann of Waterloo, Ill., and Timothy E. Harless of Serverna Park, Md.; six great-grandchildren; and three great- great- grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial gifts be made to the West Virginia Masonic Home, Box 869, Parkersburg W.Va. 26801 or to Highlawn Baptist Church, 28th Street & Collis Avenue, Huntington, W.Va.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 1991
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Sheets, Pauline [Johnson]

     Pauline Clark Sheets, 91, Gahanna, formerly of Gallia County, died Wednesday, September 10, 2008 in the Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. Born April 28, 1917 in Gallia County, she was the daughter of the late Chauncey L. and Ruth Elliot Johnson. Retired seamstress from Columbus State Hospital and former member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Columbus, New Life Church, Gahanna, Faith Baptist Church, Rodney, OH and currently member of the Mercerville Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husbands John Swindler, Charles Clark and Henry Sheets; son John Swindler and grandson Greg Swindler; two sisters and five brothers. Surviving is daughter Annette (Jack) Maxwell, Gahanna, four grandsons, Joel (Sumeeta) Maxwell, Josh Maxwell, John Maxwell, Gill Swindler, daughter-in-law Mary Kay Swindler, Overland Park KS; sisters Tressa Cremeens, Gallipolis; Adaline (Edmund) D'Andrea, Columbus; and Barbara (Michael) Huber, Philadelphia PA; brothers Merrill (Jane Anne) Johnson, Gallipolis, Bill Joe Johnson, Gallipolis.
     Funeral services 3 p.m. Sunday September 14, 2008 at Cremeens Funeral Chapel, 75 Grape St., Gallipolis, Pastor Tom Clark and Pastor Ray Whitmer officiating; interment in the Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral chapel. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.cremeensfuneralhomes.com

The Columbus Dispatch
September 11, 2008
Submitted by Eve Hughes                                                                             Top of Page


Sheets, Ruth [Smith]

OBITUARY
     Human ties were never made to be kept; but made to be broken. Once again our hearts are made sad, but God saw fit to send his death angel to this world and take one whom all loved.
     Mrs. Ruth (Smith) Sheets, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. H. M. Smith, was born Feb. 4, 1914; departed this life May 8, 1943; 29 years, 2 months and 4 days. She was united in marriage to Mr. Vernon Sheets on Dec. 6, 1936.
     Her illness had been a duration of 17 months. She was a brave soldier during her illness and everything was done for her within medical power, but God needed her in his Kingdom so therefore, we feel she is far happier than we could imagine.
     She leaves to mourn her loss besides her husband and mother and father, five sisters and four brothers; Mr. Gallias Smith of Portsmouth, VA; Mr. Sterling Smith of Columbus, OH; Mr. Carl Smith, Mrs. Jack Davis, Mrs. Pearl Elliott, Mrs. Wayne Sheets, Mrs. Rader McDaniel, Mrs. James W. Taylor and Mr. Paul Smith; all of Gallipolis and a host of other friends and relatives.

[Note: Stone- Mound Hill Cemetery]

Gallipolis Paper
May 8, 1943
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Sheets, Sadie Ellen [Davis]

Ex-teacher Succumbs
     Sadie Ellen Sheets, 73, retired teacher and active Grange leader, died Sunday afternoon at Holzer Hospital. Mrs. Sheets of Crown City Rt. 1 had been in ill health for four years.
     Beginning at age 17, Mrs. Sheets was a teacher in the schools of Guyan and Ohio twps. For 31 years. She was secretary of Swan Creek Grange for 20 years. A lifelong resident of the county, Mrs. Sheets was born Feb. 21, 1886, to John and Maggie Slueter Davis. She attended Hickory Grove and Pine Grove schools and Rio Grande College.
     Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hobart Lawson, Marion; a grandson; and brothers and sister, William M., and Mrs. Emmett Church, Bladen, and Lowell, Langsville.
     Services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Mercerville Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Cremeens officiating. Burial will be in Old Mercerville Cemetery. Friends may call at the residence. Waugh, AHalley and Wood funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Unknown Gallia County newspaper
News clip dated Aug. 23, 1959
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Sheets, Samantha [Wilcoxen]

     Mrs. Samantha Sheets, widow of the late Brice H. Sheets, died at the home of her son A. C. Sheets, on Route 1, Saturday morning, July 19. Her death was the result of chronic nephritis from which she had been a sufferer for a long time.
     Mrs. Sheets was born in Carroll Co., Ohio, May 21, 1834, and was in the 86th year of her age. She was married to Brice H. Sheets, April 29, 1855. She was the daughter of Henry and Nancy Leggett Wilcoxen. Her husband preceded her several years ago and since his death, she has been living among her children, to whom she was greatly attached.
     The following children survive her: Rev. Ira J. Sheets, Elza Sheets and Mrs. Ettie McCall of Gallipolis; Mrs. Emma Bevan of Akron, Ohio; Silas Sheets of Huntington, W.Va., and Mrs. John Hineman and A. C. Sheets of Crown City. She was the mother of ten children, three of whom having preceded her to the great beyond. They were Celestia, who died in infancy, Mrs. Sarah F. Smith and Mrs. Paulina Hineman. She has one brother living, William Wilcoxen of Mercerville and one sister, Mrs. J. L. Fillinger of Crown City. She had fifty-two grandchildren, forty great-grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild.
     She had been a devoted member of the Siloam Baptist Church since early in her life and the last of the charter members of that organization. She was a kind and affectionate mother and wife and was loved by every one.
     The funeral was held at Mercerville, Sunday evening and the sermon was preached by Rev. E. L. Sheets. Burial in the Mercerville Cemetery, conducted by undertaker, Coleman R. Halley. The family and friends wish to extend their many thanks to the people who assisted them throughout the sickness of this noble christian lady.

The Gallia Times
Wednesday, July 23, 1919
Transcribed by Judy Free                                                                              Top of Page


Sheets, Samuel H.

MURDER AT HELL'S HALF ACRE
     Last Friday evening, a fight occurred at Hell's Half Acre, or Rankin's Point, a short distance above Millersport, between two young fellows named Symmes and Chapman. When the altercation had concluded, Symmes went to Soward's Grocery where the proprietor was having a big drunk in commeneration of his birthday. A warrant was procured for Symmes' arrest, and the constable went to the grocery, taking with him Samuel Sheets, an assistant. They made the arrest and started away with Symmes, when some of the crowd rushed from the house, shouting, "Let's kill them and get Symmes away." One of the crowd struck the constable and knocked him down. Samuel Sheets, the assistant, was struck on the head with a sling shot, and also severely cut with a knife. The wounds on the back of the head were so severe that Sheets died from their effects in fifteen minutes afterward. An inquest was held over the body, and a verdict rendered in accordance with these facts. Dr. Hall, of Millersport, assisted at the examination. Jesse Williams, Lew. Williams, and Symmes, and Mat. Crawford, said to be the principal assailants, were arrested. The affair occurred just over the line in Gallia County. Sheets, the murdered man, is said to have been a quiet, industrious farmer and was just coming to the river when he was called upon to assist in the arrest. Jesse Williams and Lew. Williams, father and son, were released on bail. Symmes and Crawford are now in the Gallipolis jail. Whiskey was the sole cause of the affair. After the man was killed, Sowards kept on celebrating his birthday. It would be a better thing to celebrate a few death days up there.

[Note: Date of death 22 Jul 1870. Samuel H. Sheets, born 1821, was the son of John H. Sheets and Susannah Henry. Grandparents were George Sheets, Sr. and John and Rebecca Henry.]

Ironton Register, Ironton, Ohio
28 Jul 1870
Submitted by Judy Righthouse Free, ggg-granddaughter                                 Top of Page


Sheets, Ulysses           [Note: see also obituary information for Gilbert Davis]

Ulysses Sheets Dies Week After Entering Columbus Penitentary
     Ulysses G. Sheets, 75, succumbed to pneumonia early Saturday night at the Ohio Penitentiary to which he had been committed just a week before for the killing of Gilbert Davis. A deaf mute since childhood this eccentric man had been in the spotlight of publicity from the time he shot Davis, his neighbor, until a day long hearing to determine his sanity en (missing words).. a plea of guilty of manslaughter was entered in his behalf on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

Bring Body Home
     Shortly before that he had been brought back here for trial after having been kept under observation for a month at the Lima Hospital for Insane. After his return, officers and relatives noted that he had failed physically and that verdict was confirmed when Dr. N. Howard Foster examined the prisoner on the day he was taken to Columbus, Dec. 28.
     Ernest Sheets of upper Second Avenue, a brother of the decedent, accompanied Undertaker C.R. Halley of Mercerville to Columbus this morning to bring back the body.
     Ulysses Grant Sheets was a son of William Jackson Sheets and was born and reared on Johns Creek in Guyan Township. At the time of the homicide at the foot of Mill Creek St. relatives were quoted as saying that Sheets was accidentally struck on the head with an ax wielded by his oldest brother, Frank, when Ulysses was but six or seven years old and that the blow destroyed his power of speech and hearing. At the sanity inquest the evidence indicated this accident occurred when Ulysses was but one or two or three years old.
     He never learned and possibly could not have been taught the deaf and dumb alphabet. But he developed his own crude signs and signals by which he could express himself after a fashion to those who knew him best.
     Despite his affliction, Ulysses made himself useful for many years. He used to do farm work of various kinds and for a number of years was employed as a cook by Miller Bros when they were engaged in road-building. Harry M. Miller was his guardian.

The shooting of Gilbert Davis was one of the most shocking tragedies occurring here in years.
     Davis had returned home from the Marietta plant, where he was employed, about 5 o'clock in the evening of August 18, he and family then occupying a few rooms in the rear of Gus Gabrielli's house at First Ave. and Mill Creek St. Sheets, who with his sister, Abagail Davey, occupied the five front rooms of the same house, met Davis in the side yard. Sheets, toting a 22 caliber rifle began to gesticulate wildly and angrily and then fired at close range. Davis died at 5:30 at the Holzer Hospital, less than five minutes. The bullet had penetrated his right arm, entered his heart and presumably severed an artery after he had been rushed there in the police car.
     Mary Welch lived on the second floor of the big house.
     Sheets later made it known that he had spent several sleepless nights worrying over efforts that were being made to evict him and his sister and he blamed Davis for these efforts.

Gilbert Davis
     Davis is survived by his widow, the former Marjorie Rutherford and two small sons, Ronnie 7 and Larry 3. Davis weighed about 220 pounds and was one of the greatest athletes Gallia County had produced. In the 1920s and 1930s he was widely known as a baseball pitcher. He played on professional teams in West Virginia, then with the Columbus Senators and for several seasons with Peoria of the Three-I League. From Peoria, he went to Cincinnati to join the Reds and was with the Big League team about four months. Thereafter, he played here and at Parkersburg and with other Ohio Valley Teams.

[Note: Death Certificate... Sheets born June 19, 1867 Gallia County; died Dec. 26, 1942 Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio...age 75 years, 5 months and 7 days of age. Parents: William J. Sheets and Melvina Johnson. Burial: Mercerville Cemetery]

[Note: Death Certificate....Davis born Dec. 7, 1906; died Aug 18, 1942. Parents: Noah Davis and Estella Swisher. Burial Bulaville Cemetery]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Sheets, Vesta Alice [Warren]    

Mrs. Alfonso Sheets Dies

     Mrs. Alfonso Sheets died suddenly Monday morning, Jan. 28, 1935, at the family home in Guyan township. Funeral services were held Wednesday with burial at Mercerville. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Ira J. Sheets and Rev. Caudill of the 20th Street Baptist church of Huntington, with six of her sons serving as pall bearers.
     Mrs. Sheets was a splendid Christian woman, long active in church affairs and was clerk of the Gallia Baptist association, and of the Mercerville Baptist church.
     She was born April 13, 1873, a daughter of John L. and Lavina Clark Warren. On Sept. 6, 1893, she and Mr. Sheets were married. The husband and these children survive; Garland of Portsmouth, Mrs. Earl Unroe of Dayton, Eva, Harold and Haskell, twins, Merrill, Mrs. Lawrence Horn, Roscoe, Vivian and Robert. A daughter, Mrs. Charles Hughes, died several years ago.
     There are two surviving brothers, Vergil and Vance Warren, and a sister, Mrs. Robt. Varner.

[Note: First name gleaned from cemetery entry; middle name gleaned from copy of obituary where it was written by hand in pen. Burial in Mercerville Cemetery, Guyan Township]

Unknown publication
Unknown date
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Sheets, Virgil

Virgil Sheets Dies Suddenly At Orient, Ohio
     Virgil Sheets, 36, who was born and reared in Harrison tp., died at 4 o’clock last evening at Orient, Ohio. His kinfolk were shocked by the news of his passing, and surprised to learn he was a victim of tuberculosis. Though he was not a robust man, they were unaware of his illness.
     Decedent was a son of J. F. Sheets. His mother, Eliza Saunders Sheets, died about a year ago, and a brother, Elza, 53, died at his home on Little Bull Skin on Sept. 11. Virgil was single. He is survived by one brother and two sisters; Jesse Sheets, Gallipolis; Minnie, wife of Crony Lear, Crown City; Myrtie, wife of Morton Neal, Little Bull Skin, post office Northup.
     Undertaker C. R. Halley will bring the body to the Neal home this evening. Funeral services will be held at Bethlehem Baptist Church at 11 o’clock Sunday, with Rev. Earl Cremeens in charge. Burial at the churchyard there.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, October 5, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron  


Sheets, Wynne Jane [Wogan]

Blue Lake Writer Mrs. C.E. Sheets Claimed 48 Hours Following Stroke
     Mrs. C. E. (Wynne Jane) Sheets, 72, dean of rural correspondents for the Tribune-Times and conductor of the Blue Lake column died at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday in Holzer hospital after suffering a stroke 48 hours earlier. She resided on Blue Lake Dr., Rt 2 Crown City.
     Mrs. Sheets started her writing career at the age of 12 years and at one time wrote for the Pomeroy-Tribune Telegraph and the Athens Messenger. She started writing for the Tribune over 30 years ago under Harold W. Wetherholt. Her unique style of reporting made her name a household word and she was known in distant areas.
     Mrs. Sheets was born June 5, 1890 in Barboursville, W. Va. the daughter of Oran and Mary Frances Pierce Wogan. Her marriage to Chauncey E. Sheets who survives, took place Jan. 27, 1912, at Pomeroy. They spent their entire married years in Gallia County.
     Children who survive are Mrs. Paul (Geraldine) Phalen, Mrs. Albert (Myra) Turner, Mrs. William (Willavine) Wolf and Russell Sheets, all of Columbus, Mrs. Tom (Anita) Brower of Waverly and Orin R. Sheets of Crown City. There are eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A brother and sister who survive are Mrs. Belle Roush of Letart Falls and Oran M. Wogan of Columbus. A sister, Mrs. Myra Grayson, preceded her in death.
     Mrs. Sheets was a member of Elizabeth Chapel church and the Ohio Valley Grange. Services will be held at Elizabeth Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday. Rev. Alfred Holley and Rev. Kenneth Betz will officiate. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday and until the hour of the service. Pall bearers will be Beecher Poling, Brisco Baldwin, Harold Saunders, Harold Steger, Ray Willis and Paris Young.

[Note: b. 1890 d. January 9, 1963. photo with obituary.]

unknown publication- found in scrapbook
unknown date
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