Newark Daily Advocate
Jan. 12, 1900
Stabbed by a Burglar
     Bet Rupe, stoker at the Gallipolis gas and coke works, was perturbed at 3 a. m. by a noise in the office.  He started for that apartment and in a dark vestibule was assaulted by a burglar.  A desperate encounter ensued, in which Rupe received 16 gashes, one being near the heart.  The burglar escaped.  Investigation disclosed the Superintendent Maxon's desk had been open and a large sum of money taken.

Athens Messenger
May, 1900

     Rev. L.L. Cherrington of Lottridge, Athens county, is now serving the latter part of a third year as pastor of a church there, with everything moving along nicely.  He has been bothered a great deal with his throat the past six months, so much that he has decided it would be unwise for him to continue in the ministry for a year or so, at least, after he has closed his year at Lottridge.  Rev. Mr. Cherrington is from this county and his friends here will be sorry to hear that his throat trouble will oblige him to retire from the ministry.  Gallipolis Journal 

[Note by HCE: This is Leonidas Lozier Cherrington, 1865-1933.]

Newark Daily Advocate
Sept. 15, 1900

Ohio in Congress

     John W. McCormick of Gallipolis was born in Gallia county, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1831, and was reared on a farm. He was partly educated in the common schools, and afterward in the Ohio Wesleyan university at Delaware and the Ohio university at Athens. After completing his education he resumed agricultural pursuits at Gallipolis, in which he is engaged in 1899.
     He was a member of the constitutional convention in 1873/8?, and in 1882 was elected to the Forty-eighth congress from the Eleventh district, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Scioto and Vinton counties. He served but one term.

Newark Daily Advocate (Newark, Ohio)
Tuesday, November 27, 1901

-- Faltered After Securing the Razor -- But She Nearly Cut a Man's Head Off -- Mother Was Badly Beaten -- But When Richardson Attacked Girl He Made a Mistake -- Sympathy With the Girl.
     Gallipolis, O., Nov. 26 -- Myrtle Mayes, a pretty fifteen-year old girl, almost severed John Richardson's neck yesterday. Richardson has been on a periodical spree and went to the home of Mrs. Mayes and attacked her. She was struck in the face and shamefully treated by Richardson, who is a big brawny stonecutter. Myrtle ran for the police and could not get an officer. Returning home she said Richardson struck her mother a blow
in the face. He turned on the girl and threatened to kill her.
     She ran to her brother's room, and returning to the scene of the onslaught lacked nerve to use the weapon. With an oath Richardson sprang for the girl when she seized the razor and slashed him twice, ripping his neck open from his chin to the spinal column, severing the big muscles and two arteries.
     The sight of the blood frightened the girl and she ran bareheaded to the police station and gave herself up. Richardson, weak from the loss of blood, sank on the floor. Doctors were soon on the scene and caught the severed arteries.
     While Richardson's wounds were being dressed he caught the blood coming from his wounds and swallowed it while his head was hanging on one side with a gash large enough to admit a hand. Over 20 stitches were necessary to close the wound, and the doctors hope to save Richardson's life if they can keep his head in one position to keep the arteries together.
     Miss Mayes has been released on a $500 bond. She says Richardson, who was a boarder at her home, caused her father and mother to separate and had broken up their little home. She claims he tried to betray her, and that her forbearance was exhausted and she used the razor in defense of her mother and her own life. Public sympathy is with the girl.

Transcribed by Ronni Mayes

Athens Messenger
Jan. 30, 1902

     Judge Cherrington of Gallipolis was the guest of his brother, Rev. Cherrington of Guysville.

Undated Gallipolis Newspaper


     Fifty years ago today, May 27th, Ansel Northup and Miss Lavina McCall were united in marriage by Justice Steven Cottrell, in Harrison Township at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. James McCall, farm people of that section. There was quite a large wedding and a good time was enjoyed by all. Of those who were present on that occasion there were recalled: Alexander and Josiah McCall, brothers of the bride, and sister, Mrs. Martha Niday, wife of Dempsey Niday of Clay Lick. These with the following all met today, Tuesday, at Mr. Northup’s on Third avenue to celebrate the rounding of a half century of years:
     There were the groom’s brothers, Henry and Darius Northup, and sisters, Mrs. Mary Cottrell and Margaret Skinner, West Virginia.
     The following children were present, there never having been any (???)aths:
Maria, wife of Mr. Jap Niday; America, wife of Jacob Baker; Mary, wife of Philip Pickens; Mrs. Morgan Blessing, Mrs. Vossie (Vausie) Sparks, James and Hibert Northup, and Mrs. Osa (?)auvey, New York, 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren—Mrs. Zelda, wife of Eugene Kerns, and husband, and Mr. Ross Niday and wife.
     The entire number present were about forty. The dinner they sat down to was well prepared, well served and elegant and the day was one of great pleasure. Mr. and Mrs. Northup are both in the enjoyment of excellent health and still are able to enjoy life and the pleasures of social exchanges with their relatives and hosts of friends who will wish them a return of many more anniversaries.
    Mr. Northup’s age in now 73 and that of his wife 69, and two better old people do not abide with us.

Transcribed by Joanne Galvin

Athens Messenger
June 18, 1903


     Wednesday morning of last week, June 10, Rev. W. D. Cherington joined in marriage Mr. Daniel E. Jones and Miss Elsie Moon.  The marriage took place at the parsonage.  The contracting parties are attendants at the state hospital, Mr. Jones being from Gallia county, and his bride from Clinton county. The best wishes of a host of friends go with them.

The Gallipolis Tribune
Friday, March 11, 1904 (from News of the River)

     Engineers Major Wright and Lee Markham were in town Sunday on straw business. They had just come down from Bills Creek where another beef contest took place. Major hit the target once by the use of a telescope.

[Note: Lee Markham was Sallie's brother.]

Contributed by Ernie Wright

The Gallipolis Tribune
Friday June 24, 1904

      Pilot Brady Wright of Pt. Pleasant is in a Cincinnati hospital and about to lose his eyesight. His condition is very serious.

Contributed by Ernie Wright

Gallipolis newspaper
28 Oct. 1904

To Mrs. Osa Gauvey in New York From The New York World.
     We mentioned the terrible accident to Mrs. Osa Gauvey in New York last week, the sister of Mrs. Jap Niday, of 4th. ave. Since which we find the following account in the New York World of the 21st:
     One woman is dying in Flower Hospital today from a fractured skull and other injuries, and another is dead with almost every bone in her body broken, as the result of a terrible plunge down a stairwell five stories, caused by the high heel of a French slipper.
     The dead woman was Mrs. Emma Latassa, the young wife of Canuta Henrique Latassa, a publisher, living on the fifth floor of the apartment house at No. 153 East Fifty-fourth street. The dying woman is Mrs. Osa Gauvey, who lived with her husband and five-year-old son at No. 147 East Fifty-fourth street.
     Mrs. Gauvey visited Mrs. Latassa in her apartments yesterday. She was there in the afternoon, but as she had ascertained by inquiry over the telephone, her husband had not returned home, she remained for the evening. About 9:30 o’clock Mrs. Gauvey started for home and Mrs. Latassa said she would accompany her. Mrs. Gauvey decided to go across the roofs as a short way home, her apartments also being on the floor. Linking arms the women left the Latassa apartments, Latassa opening the door for them.
     To get to the roof the women had to climb a steep and narrow flight of stairs leading from the fifth floor. The base of these stairs was at the head of the stair well of the regular five flights of the apartment house. The main stairs made three turns to each floor and thus left a wide well all the way down to the first floor.
     As they started to go up the stairs to the roof the heel of Mrs. Latassa’s slipper evidently caught and she lost her balance. The heel, found on the stair later, told the story. Toppling backward Mrs. Latassa apparently dragged Mrs. Gauvey with her and the two plunged over the rail and down the stairwell to the first floor. The horrible crash as the bodies struck the floor was heard by Mrs. Constance Keogh, who lives on the first floor. She ran into the hall and then almost fainted.
     Recovering she called the police. Mrs. Latassa had fallen underneath and her neck broken, was dead. Mrs. Gauvey was unconscious. At the hospital it was said she could not recover.

[Cora Osa Northup Gauvey, daughter of Ansel and Lavinia McCall Northup b. 1873
d. 29 Oct. 1904]

Transcribed by Joanne Galvin

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday November 30, 1906, p.1

Mr. Fred Brace and Miss Ada Wright, a nice young couple from West Virginia, were married at the residence of Capt. Frank Wright on Front Street Tuesday afternoon, November 17, 1906, by Rev. A. J. Hawk.

[Note: Front Street has been called First Avenue as long as I can remember, and it is the street that runs along the river.
Marriage Licenses, p. 1
Fred Brace 25 and Ada Wright 25, both WV]

Contributed by Ernie Wright

Sunday Athens Messenger
July 08, 1908

Gallipolis Social Notes

Are Honored

     Mr. and Mrs. John Iver Richards (Vivian Irion) who recently moved into their new home at 75 Cedar St., were given a house-warming Monday evening by Mr. Richards associates at the Womeldorff and Thomas Hardware store.  It was arranged as a surprise to Mr. and Mrs. Richards and those who planned it brought food for the dinner, as well as a handsome gift.  Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Ingerick, Mr. and Mrs. Alva Myers, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Massie, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Heirick, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Tope and daughter Barbara Jean, Miss Ethel M. Young, Miss Zemia Shaw and Miss Bonnie Haskins.

Athens Messenger
July 09, 1908

Visit in Gallia

     Mrs. Ila Vere Carnes and young son John Jr., are here to visit her late husband's father Hubert Carnes, and his sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Carnes Barrett, returned recently from England where she served 16 months with the American Red Cross as a recreational director and canteen worker.

The Indiana Democrat
July 08, 1908

Biggest Dam On Ohio
Government Located Big Pool at Teens Run.

     Government officials located dam 26 in the Ohio River at Teens Run, 11 miles south of Gallipolis.  This dam when completed will make the largest pool of water in the Ohio river and will allow shipments of coal from the Great Kanawha valley and Pomeroy mines to Cincinnati and Louisville the year around.
     One million and a half dollars have been appropiated for the work, which will take 500 men five years to complete.

Unknown publication
December 1908


     Mr. Wilbur Baker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Baker, of Northup, and Miss Silvia Berridge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Berridge, of the same place, were married at Columbus, Dec. 9, by Rev. S. S. Palmer, a Presbyterian minister and left for Springfield, Ill., where they will make their future home.
     The groom is a shipping clerk and a very fine young man and the bride is a nice looking young lady and well worthy of the husband of her choice.

Transcribed from a newspaper clipping by Joanne Galvin
Marriage date December 9, 1908

Warren Evening Mirror, Warren, PA
Aug. 14, 1909

Counterfieter's Outfit Raided

GALLIPOLIS O. - After putting up a desperate fight on his shantyboat on the Ohio river, John Lloyd, who is believed to be among a gang of counterfieters, was captured by government officers. A counterfeiter's outfit and $150 in spurious $5 gold pieces were found in the boat.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 20, 1910

     Mr. Christian P. Dalrymple of Missouri, who enlisted in the 13th W. Va. Infantry on Christmas Day, 1863, and went West in 1870, is here on his first visit back, to his sister Mrs. Rosa Rusk of 110 Third Ave.  His wife is with him, and both are looking and feeling well.  Forty years is a long time between visits.  Mrs. Rusk's other brother, L.A. Dalrymple, of the 60th Ohio and First O.H.A., now a resident of Perry Co., is also visiting with her.  Both brothers were raised in Addison tp. 
Contributed by Henny Evans

Springfield, Illionis newspaper
About 1911


     A very enjoyable social affair yesterday was a birthday party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Pickens, North Third Street, complimentary of Mrs. Pickens’ father, Ansel Northup of Gallipolis, Ohio, who came to Springfield to celebrate the eighty second anniversary of his birth at the home of his daughter. Attending the party were children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren of Mr. Northup, many of whom reside in Springfield.
     The Pickens home was prettily decorated with ferns and flowers for the occasion, the color scheme being yellow and white. This was tastefully carried out in the decoration of the dining table. An artisitically arranged cluster of fruit, surrounded by white carnations and fern formed a charming centerpiece.
     Streamers of yellow and white festooned from the chandelier directly over the dinner table and suspended to the four corners of the dining room. A pleasing feature of the dinner was a large frosted birthday cake on which eighty two yellow wax candles were arranged. These were lighted and the cake placed before Mr. Northup’s plate in the course of the dinner. The cake was cut and served to the guests by Mr. Northup.
     Mr. Northup, who is a retired contractor, was born at Gallipolis, Ohio, Sept. 13, 1829. He has seven children, seventeen grandchildren and six great grandchildren. His wife, LaVeta McCall Northup, died a year ago at their home in Gallipolis, Ohio.
     Mr. Northup was the recipient of many evidences of the esteem to which he is held by his host of friends both in Springfield and in the east. A postal shower given in his honor resulted in the receipt of over fifty picture postal cards. Accompanying Northup to Springfield from Gallipolis for the birthday anniversary celebration were three granddaughters, Misses Vivian Northup, Edith Northup, and Garnet Baker.
     Among other relatives present were Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Baker and daughter, Hilda, who is a great-grandaughter of Mr. Northup; C. D. Pickens of Midland ,S. D., a grandson; E. L. Pixley of New York, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Smith, Mrs. M. T. Blessing of Rolfe, and Wilbur Pickens.

Transcribed from an undated newspaper clipping, Springfield, Illinois by Joanne Galvin.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
March 30, 1911

McCormick One of 3 Veterans
     There are only three Civil War veterans in the Ohio legislature and C.H. McCormick of this county is one of them, his picture as such appearing in the Columbus Sunday Dispatch with the following sketch:  On the 13th day of April, 1847, Mr. McCormick first saw the light in the paternal home in Gallia county, where he still resides.  On April 1864 he enlisted as a private in Company D, 141st O.V.I., serving 100 days, then in February, 1865, he enlisted in Company B, 193rd O.V.I., and served as sergeant until the close of the war, being mustered out of the service at Winchester, Va., and discharged at Camp Chase, Ohio, in August, 1865.

Transcribed by Henny Evans

The Athens Messenger
March 03 1912

Celebrated her 80th Birthday
Happy Reunion of Foster Family at Mineral

Mrs. Foster Came to This County as a Pioneer and Still Hale and Hearty.
     Three score years and ten is the time alloted by the Psalmist, but the hour glass runs its golden sands longer and the elderly take, as if were, a new lease on life, and they glow young again and their "children rise up and call them blessed."  On the 5 th inst. at Mineral, Mrs. Warren C. Foster (Aunt Elizabeth) as she is lovingly called, celebrated her eightieth birthday.  Eighty years ago in the mountains of the old William Penn State, she first saw the light of day.  Early in life in the pioneer wake of the many from that state who came to Ohio she brought with her that steady perseverance, that sterling worth and energy that changed the forests to cultivated fields, smiling villages and magnificent cities.  Sixty-two years ago she was married to Warren C. Foster.  Side by side, ever in unison, shadowed by sorrows, blessed by happiness, and cheered by the promise of the future, they have come down the path of time.  Ten children have been born to them, seven of whom are living.
     Five of ther children spent the day with their mother on the fifth, two being detained by illness.  Those present were Mrs. Wynn, of Gallia county:  Mrs. William Foster, Mrs. Mary Vorhis, Mrs Joseph S. Foster and Mrs. Stanley who makes her home with her parents.  A pleasing addition was Mr. Wilbut Spires of Grenefield, a nephew.
     Eighty golden milestones on life's journey, what a long time.  Still Mrs. Foster is sprightly and to see her you would think time had dealt very gently with her.
     A splendid dinner was served of the good old-fashioned kind, and plenty of it. The time was spent in family reminescences and general conversation, and the children in bidding father and mother goodbye did no with hope that many reunions of like nature was in store for them.

The Lima Daily News
March 23, 1912

Body of Missing Minister is Found
Such is the Belief in the Discovery Made Near Gallipolis.
By United Press.
     Gallipolis, O., March 23 -- The mysterious disappearance of Rev. L. S.
FULLER, pastor of the Methodist church at Bidwell, 10 miles from this
city on February 3, was recalled today by the finding of the mutilated
body of a man near the Gallia county children's home three miles from
     The body was found last night by EARNEST DAVIS, a rural mail carrier.
Parts of the head and trunk had been eaten away by animals and efforts
at identification have failed thus far. It is impossible also to determine
the cause of death.
     Authorities in charge of the investigation recalled that Rev. Fuller was
walking in the direction of home when he was last seen by acquaintances
in this vicinity.
     Mrs. FULLER, wife of the missing pastor now lives in Columbus, although
she lived in Lexington, Ky., at the time of the disappearance. She has
offered a reward for information regarding the fate of her husband.
     FULLER was about 60 years of age and the father of six children. Before
going to Bidwell last fall he was an officer in the Kentucky anti-saloon
at Lexington.
     He conducted a religious meeting at Evergreen church near Bidwell. on the
night he disappeared. For three days Gallia county was searched by a large
party on the theory that the minister had either been murdered or had
committed suicide.

Transcribed as is by Joyce Robinson

Lancaster Daily Gazette, Lancaster, Ohio
Jan.3, 1916

Brother Found Dead in Bed
Police Are Asked to Notify Local Man By the Name of Fred Heakison, That His Brother Died Suddenly at the Family Home in Gallipolis

     Chief Wallace was notified today by the Gallipolis authorities to locate Fred Heakison, who was supposed to be living in this city.  Heakison is a tinner but not employed by any of the local shops. His brother was found dead in bed in Gallipolis and he is wanted at home.

Monessen Daily Independent
February 20, 1938

McIntyre's Remains Reach Gallipolis
     Gallipolis, O.  Feb. 16.--The body of Oscar Odd McIntyre, renowned columnist who died in New York Monday, was brought back today to this little Ohio River town where his newspaper career had its beginning.
     In Gatewood, the luxurious home he had bought and reconstructed several years ago but which he never visited after it became his "dream home."  the body was to lie in state until 2 p.m. Thursday, the time of the funeral.
     A delegation of Gallipolis citizens met the body at Huntington, W. Va. today and accompanied it to Gallipolis, where a guard of honor stood along the way to Gatewood.
     Among the mourners were many who had grown up with McIntyre and who, in their youth, had known him by his nickname, "Dunk."

Unknown publication
April 20, 1916


     The friends of Miss Garnette (sic—Garnet) Baker and Mr. William Sigler were given a pleasant surprise this morning when they learned of their marriage last evening.
They were united in the holy bonds at the home of the bride’s cousin, Dr. Ross Niday, by Rev. A. J. Wilder at 8:30 o’clock last evening with no one present excepting the doctor and family and the bride’s sister, Miss Jessie Baker, of Northup.
     Mrs. Sigler is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Baker, of Northup, an accomplished and charming girl and the groom is one of our finest young men, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Sigler, who has been an efficient employee of the Moch clothing store for a number of years.
     The happy couple are at home at his residence on lower Second avenue and receiving the congratulations of a host of friends.

Transcribed from a newspaper clipping by Joanne Galvin
Date of wedding: 19 Apr 1916

The Beckley Messenger
Beckley, West Virginia

Steamer Greenland Barely Escaped Being Wrecked
     Gallipolis, O., March 17 -- One man was killed, the Ohio river steamboat Greenland narrowly escaped being wrecked, buildings were unroofed and one building was blown down when a windstorm, cyclone in nature, passed over Gallipolis..
     Clayton Maynes [sic], a pedestrian, was killed when a brick building was blown down, pinning Mayes to the sidewalk. Many buildings were made chimneyless and the steamer Greenland, enroute to Cincinnati, was caught in the storm and hurled violently against the shore.
     Quick work of the crew, however, in getting out lines saved the steamer from damage.

Source: The Beckley Messenger (Beckley, West Virginia),
Tuesday, March 20, 1917
Vol. VII, Number 34.

[Clayton Mayes mentioned above is Alfred Clayton Mayes, son of Joseph Mayes and Leutitia Wallace, spouse of Mary Ann Johnson. He had just been released from prison (Ohio State Penitentiary) two weeks prior for "abandoning legitimate children" when the accident occurred.]

Unknown Publication
April 1917

Married at Pomeroy
     Miss Jessie Baker of this city, a student in High School and Prof. Lester Berridge, teacher at Crown City, slipped away to Pomeroy Monday afternoon and were married, leaving for Kansas to reside.
     Both are prominent young people who have a host of friends here who wish them very joy.

Transcribed from a newspaper clipping by Joanne Galvin
(Date of Marriage: 23 April 1917)

The Daily Independent
December 11, 1917

Gallipolis, O.---The Gallipolis Ice plant was destroyed by fire following a chemical explosion.  The loss is $25,000, partly covered by insurance.

C. H McCormick of Gallia county, O. has been named for the legisature.  He is a granger and farmer's institute lecturer.

Marion Daily Star, Marion, Ohio
July 28, 1919

Miss Gladys Neal and Roy C. Holley Wed
Ceremony is Perfomed by Rev. F. E. Hawes

     Miss Glayds McNeal, of Marion, and Mr. Roy C. Holley, of Gallipolis, were married by Rev. F.E. Hawes at the Fite Memorial Baptist Parsonage, on Davids street,  Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
     Mr. and Mrs. Holley will make their home on Scranton avenue.

The Charleston Daily Mail
September 26, 1920

Blood Transfusion.
     The condition of Chester Roush, who recently under went an operation at Holzer Hospital, at Gallipolis, became such yesterday that it was necessary to transfuse more than a pint of his brother's blood.
     Word from the hospital was to the effect that he had a very good night's rest and that his condition is more hopeful than for several days.
     Dr. Holzer stated that Chester had only a slight hemorrhage in about twenty-four hours and that he felt very hopeful that he would get along nicely.