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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-Cap   Car-Cav 

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

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

   Max-McC   McD-Me   Mi-Mit   Mo-My   N   O   P-Ph   Pi-Py   Q   R-Rich 

  Rick-Rob   Roc-Rou   Row-Ru   S-Sch   Sco-Shee   Shel-Ske   Ski-Smi   Smo-Stor

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

Chaffin, Myrtle Gussie [Murray]

     The people of this community were thrown into the deepest sorrow a few days ago upon learning of the sad death of Mrs. Myrtle Gussie Chaffin, which occurred at her home at Holden, WV, March 28, 1921. She was a daughter of Letha Murray of William's Creek and was born in Guyan Township, Nov. 2, 1897. She died at the age of 23 years, 1 month and 26 days.
     She taught school in Logan County, WV for several terms and was married to Mr. Thomas Chaffin of that county about two years ago. Besides a large circle of friends and relatives and a loving mother she leaves to mourn the following brothers and sisters: William Murray of Hiawatha, Utah; Ben, Ivan and Everett of Crown City; Mrs. Ethel Marshall of Hiawatha, Utah; Mrs. Edgar Thomas of Charleston, WV; Mrs. J.F. Dillon, Mrs. E.S. Williams, Mrs. Aaron Sheets, Mrs. Maud McCoy of Crown City; Miss Erie Murray at home and Mrs. Mallie Deyton of South Carolina.
     The funeral services were held from the Olive Church of which the deceased was a faithful member, Wednesday, March 30th, conducted by the Pastor, Rev. Fred Coster.. Interment was made in the Good Hope Cemetery by Undertaker, J.W. Stevers.
     All the members of the above family desire to express their appreciation for the many courtesies shown them during their sad bereavement and for the beautiful floral offerings made by the Women's Foreign Missionary Society.

Gallia Times
Thursday, April 14, 1921
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Chamberlain, Nancy Virginia [Ledlie]

Death of Mrs. Chamberlain
     Word was received here yesterday of the death of Mrs. I. J. Chamberlain of Langsville, Ohio, mother of Mrs. O. P. Callahan. She had been an invalid for some time from rheumatism. Mrs. Callahan and sister, Mrs. W. S. Callahan of Columbus, have been at her bedside for the past week. Friends will extend their sympathy to Mrs. Callahan in her trouble.

[Note: Nov. 11, 1839 – July 7, 1916; Age 76 yrs. 7 mos. 26 das. She was the daughter of William & Nancy Matthews Ledlie. She was married to Isaac J. Chamberlain on July 15, 1866 in Meigs Co., Ohio.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Saturday, July 8, 1916
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Chambers, Alberta

     Died, at the residence of her parents at Chambersburge, Ohio, on the 2nd inst. Alberta, youngest daughter of Albert and Mariana Chambers; in the 21st year of her age. Once more has the death angel visited our home, and with sharpened scythe hath broken our fairest bloom, just on Life’s threshold he found her waiting, with one backward hand still clasping her childhood’s fleeting skirts. Young, beautiful, pure and good, she scarce needed the fanning wings that lulled her to sleep.
     She for whom these words are penned, in the sweetest, sunniest time, of all her life, when the world seemed fairest, and Hope, itself, held forth its brightest star—in the clinging faith learned at her mother’s knee, stretched fourth [sic] her hand, and with ears deaf to all earthly sounds, heard but the comming [sic] of the celestial car.
     She did not seek for death or cling to life but with the sweet humility and resignation of One whose tears bedewed the lillies [sic] of Gethsemane, she prayed—“Not my will, Oh, God, but Thine be done.”
Twas not for selfish aims that thus her voice was raised but for the strickened [sic] father whose life work is nearly o’re, and whose comfort and joy she was and is. And the mother whose silver-frosted hair attests the sorrows of many a year, that she would feign be spared. But, Alas! twas not to be. And down the valley of silence they must go alone—without the love that would have sustained, and soothed them along the shadowery way. But since all must die—the bud, the bloom, and fullblown flower must mix, and mingle, with the secret dust, and youth and age lie down in the silent arches, of the dead. Why weep for her, who wept not for herself! But smile upon the record of a life, whose book unclosed reveals not one dark spot, and on whose virgin page no tear should fall. But rather let us lift up our hearts in praise, that to us is given the sweet privilege of meeting with our beloved again. When the King shall have come into his own. And though we may be found worthy to mount the heights, let us be content to dwell in the valley of the New Jerusalem. And father, mother, sisters, friends leave our sweet Birtie till then, as she would wish, “asleep in Jesus.”
     M. E. Chambers

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 15, 1893
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Chambers, Edward

Death of Mr. Edward Chambers
     Mr. Edward Chambers after a serious illness of a week, departed this life about six o’clock this morning, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Lillie Mitchell. He was born in Greenbrier county, Virginia, and was 79 years old. He came to Gallipolis in 1862 and has resided here ever since. Mr. Chambers wife whose maiden name was Miss Harriet Lewis departed this life 30 years ago.
     Mr. Chambers was a member of the A.M.E. church for many years and a cheerful Christian who was friendly with every one; he leaves a daughter, her husband, Mr. Robert Mitchell and five grandchildren besides a host of friends to mourn their loss.
     Mr. Chambers was a charter member of the Mutual Aid Society. He will be buried Sunday at 2 o’clock from the A.M.E. church and funeral services conducted by Elder T. E. Wilson. Undertaker Wetherholt has charge of the remains. The Mutual Aid Society will furnish the pall bearers and the burial will be under their direction. The members will meet at their hall at 1:30 p.m., and march in a body to the church.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, January 18, 1902

Funeral Services
     The funeral services of Mr. Edward Chambers Sunday afternoon conducted by Elder Wilson and the burial by Wetherholt under the auspices of the Mutual Aid Society were largely attended and every token of respect possible, tendered. He was a good old man ripe in years and universally respected and esteemed. Goen’s band headed the funeral procession.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 20, 1902

Death of Edward Chambers
     Mr. Edward Chambers, aged 79 years, and making his home with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mitchell, died last Saturday morning at six o’clock, after a lingering illness from infirmities incident to old age. Rev. Wilson conducted the funeral services from the A.M.E. Church Sunday afternoon, and the burial was at the Pine Street cemetery by Wetherholt.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, January 24, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Chambers, Uncle Ed
     Uncle Ed Chambers, living up on Spruce Street, 79 years old, and the father-in-law of Mr. Robert Mitchell, our popular colored drayman or transfer man, is in a critical condition and we are sorry to know it. We’ve known Uncle Ned since we were a boy on the farm. He came here from somewhere in Virginia before the Civil War and if we remember right, had a good team, wagon, and two black dogs, when he came. We do not remember about his family.
     He was always industrious and faithful and tried to be on the right side of every question and to know the right was to do it. Nearly blind and numerous infirmities have kept him on the shelf for many years, but he has had a good home and lived a quiet inoffensive life and his last days have brought him peace and kindness which we believe he fully appreciated and he will leave the world when he does go, certain that all is well with him and surrounded by those who have and who will still love him. However, we hope he will recover. He has not been in his usual health for two weeks, but since last Friday, when he almost became paralyzed, his case has been very critical and he appears to grow weaker. [Written in Gallipolis Daily Tribune before he passed away]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune .
Wednesday, January 15, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page

Chambers, Elizabeth Alyce [Moore] 

Mrs. Alyce Chambers Dies; Funeral To Be Held Sunday
     Mrs. Alyce Chambers, 64, of Chambersburg, O., a native of Wayne County, was found dead at her home Wednesday night, apparently having suffered a heart attack.
     Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. (EST) at the Chambersburg Methodist Church, of which she was a member, by the Rev. David Bates. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery here.
     A daughter of the late Clinton and Rhonda Tompkins Moore of Wayne County, she was the widow of W. F. Chambers, who died three years ago. She was active in her church, serving as Sunday school superintendent and teacher.
     Survivors include five sisters, Mrs. Delpha Lusher of Barboursville, Mrs. Myrtle Herald of Huntington, Mrs. Una Barker of Ceredo, Mrs. Violet Hager of Kenova Route 1 and Mrs. Colleen Hill of Indianapolis, and two brothers, W.C. Moore of Radnor and Rufus Moore of Kenova Route 1.
     The body is at the Claude Miller Funeral Home at Gallipolis, where friends may call tomorrow.

[Note: died May 8, 1963]

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Transcribed by Lisa Halbig

Mrs. Chambers Is Found Dead In Gallia Home
     Mrs. Elizabeth Alyce Chambers, 64, a resident of Chambersburg, was found dead at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the yard of her home by some men who had been fishing in the vicinity. She was the widow of William F. Chambers, who died three years ago. She had been a resident of the community for 25 years.
     Mrs. Chambers was born Nov. 22, 1898 in Wayne County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Clinton and Rhoda Tompkins Moore. She is survived by two brothers and five sisters, W.C. Moore of Radnor, W Va., Rufus Moore and Mrs. Kirby Hager, both of Kenova, W. Va., Mrs. Delphia Lusher of Barboursville, W. Va., Mrs. Myrtle Herald of Huntington, Mrs. Frank Barker of Ceredo, W. Va., and Mrs. Colleen Hill of Indianapolis, Ind.
     She was an active member of the Eureka Methodist church and was an official of the WSCS. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Eureka Methodist church and burial will be in Oak Lawn cemetery at Huntington under the direction of Miller's Funeral Home for Funerals. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday.

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Chambers, Flora F. [Boston]

     Flora F. Chambers, 92, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Crown City, died Saturday at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton. She was a former employee of Gallipolis Developmental Center. Born Aug. 2, 1897 in Gallia County, she was a daughter of the late William and Emily Wooten Boston. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry G. Chambers in 1952.
     Surviving are a son, Harry Daniel Chambers, Bradenton; two daughters, Stacy McClure, and Annette Riebold, both of Sarasota, Fla.; 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grand-children; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a grandchild, four brothers and five sisters.
     She was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church. Services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, from Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, the Rev. James Lusher officiating. Burial follows in Providence Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 6 to 9 p.m. Monday. Pallbearers will be Steve Saunders, Bill Young, Mark Mershan, Charles Riebold, Jimmy McClure and Larry McClure.

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

Chambers, John

     Mr. John Chambers, of Clay township, died of cholera last Thursday. He had been to Cincinnati, and was taken with the disease on his return home. Mr. Chambers was one of our best citizens. His age was near 70 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 23, 1866
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Chambers, John

John Chambers, 90, Passes At Home of Son
     John Chambers died at the home of his son, W. F. Chambers at Chambersburg Thursday night at 9:30 o’clock, at the age of 90 years 2 months and 12 days.
     He leaves one brother M. Z. Chambers of Huntington, W. Va., five sons and one daughter, John Jr., of Cannonsburg, Pa., W. F. of Chambersburg, Harry G. of Eureka, Garnett Perry of Chester, W. Va., Amos of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Oscar R. of Detroit, Mich.
     Funeral service will be held from the home of W. F. Chambers at Chambersburg, Sunday afternoon at 2 p. m. Burial in the Clay Chapel cemetery by Undertaker C. R. Halley.

[Note: Oct. 22, 1838 – Jan. 3, 1929.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Friday, Jan. 4, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Chambers, Madelaine

Wife is Dead in Honolulu
     Mrs. Madelaine Chambers, wife of Richard Chambers, who is an officer in the Navy, died Tuesday, June 10, in a hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii, according to word received by the bereaved husband’s father, W. F. Chambers of Eureka.
     No particulars of her illness and death are known. The body, however, will be returned to the United States and brought to Gallia County for burial at Clay Chapel, although no date has been set.
     Mr. Chambers and his eight-months-old son, Richard Fletcher, are expected to arrive from Honolulu about June 17. Mrs. Chambers was a native of New York. She had joined her husband in Hawaii about a year ago.

Chambers Funeral Set For Sunday
     Funeral services for Mrs. Richard H. Chambers, who died in Honolulu last Tuesday, will be held at 2 p.m. next Sunday at the Chambersburg Church. Burial of the ashes will be made at Clay Chapel Cemetery.
     The delay was deemed advisable so that relatives living at a distance may arrange to attend. Mrs. Chambers was born and reared in New York City. Her death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage.
     Surviving, besides the husband, is an eight-months-old son. The bereaved husband is a son of W. F. Chambers of Chambersburg (Eureka post office) and is a naval officer. He has been stationed at Honolulu about 16 months and his wife had been there almost as long. Three years had passed since his previous visit to the parental home.

Gallipolis Tribune
June 1947
Transcribed by Lew Casey                                                                               

Chambers, Margaret Ethel

Margaret Chambers
      GALLIPOLIS - Margaret Ethel Chambers, 51, Rt. 2, Gallipolis, died at 1:25 p.m. Friday at her residence, having been in failing health for the past six months.
     Born Dec. 24, 1929, in Marysville, W. Va., daughter of the late Nelson and Hazel Swain Pierce, she was an employee of Gallipolis Developmental Center. She was married to Harry Chambers, who survives, on May 29, 1953, in Henderson.
     Also surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Barbara Nelson of Caldwell, Mrs. Deborah Pratter of Chillicothe, Mrs. Diane Young of Gallipolis, Mrs. Darlene Saunders of Bidwell, and Ellen Chambers of Gallipolis; seven grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Jenny Baker of McConnelsville, Mrs. Sylvia Ferguson of Joseph's Mill, W. Va., Mrs. Betty Gorrell of Malta, Mrs. Rosallen Violand of Virginia Beach, Va., and Mrs. Norma Jean Scott of Pennsville; three brothers, Olin of Friendly, W. Va., Rodney of Long Bottom, W.Va. and Raymond of Philadelphia, Penn.; a stepsister, Mrs. Charlotte Smit of New York.
     She attended the First Presbyterian Church ofGallipolis. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Frank Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

Unknown publication
April 3, 1981
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley                                                                   Top of Page

Chambers, Sarah

Sarah Chambers
     Fell asleep in Jesus, at her home in Chambersburg, Gallia County, Ohio, April 9, 1888, Mrs. Sarah Chambers, in the 76th year of her age.

[Note: buried Clay Chapel Cemetery, Clay Township]

Gallipolis Paper
April 9, 1888
Transcribed by F.K. Brown 

Chambers, Wavie [Roach]

Mrs. W.F. Chambers Dies In Hospital
Funeral Services for Estimable Woman Held Sunday in Home Church
     Mrs. Wavie Chambers, 54 wife of Mr. W.F. Chambers of Eureka, died in the Holzer Hospital Friday evening, Jan. 11, 1935, after prolonged illness from a gall bladder infection. She had been treated there since September, save for a brief interval at home.
     Mrs. Chambers was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Roach of this county. She and Mr. Chambers were married Oct. 6, 1899, by James Wilson, then mayor of Chambersburg. Beside her husband, she leaves five children, William R. of Springfield, Mrs. Lucille Cummins of Cannonsburg, Pa., Mrs. Edith Ihle of Pomeroy, Richard and Garnet at home.
     Mrs. Chambers was a splendid woman, active in church and community affairs and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Gallipolis.
     Funeral services were Sunday afternoon in Chambersburg M. E. church by Rev. Wade Radford, former, and Rev. Charles L. Thayer, present pastor and were largely attended. Burial was in Clay Chapel Cemetery by C.R. Halley.

[Note: From stone: born 1881]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan. 1935
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                     Top of Page

Chambers, William F.

W. F. Chambers Succumbs In Vet Hospital
     William F. Chambers, 82, passed away at 8:55 p.m. Friday at the Huntington Veterans hospital where he had been a patient since April 13. His home was in Chambersburg. Mr. Chambers had been in failing health a year, and his condition was serious for three weeks. Mr. Chambers spent his entire life in Gallia county except for 20 years when he was a steelworker in Pennsylvania. He was an employee of the U.S. Lock and Dam for seven years, and he sold fish bait for many years at his home.
     He was born Feb. 24, 1878, at Chambersburg to John and Louie Tennessee Chambers. He was married Aug. 20, 1936 to Elizabeth Alice Hendley, who survives along with children from a former marriage: Mrs. W.J. (Lucille) Stratton of Torrence, Calif.; William R. Chambers of Dayton; Mrs. Clarence (Edith) Ihle of Pomeroy; Mrs. Ronald (Garnet) Reid of Minersville; Richard Harley Chambers, in the navy at Oak Harbor, Wash.
     Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, in addition to one brother, John Chambers of Chambersburg, and Mrs. Forrest (Garnet) Pinney of Chester, W.Va. Three brothers, Amos, Oscar, and Harry, and two sisters preceded him in death- the girls in infancy.
     Mr. Chambers was a member of the Eureka Methodist church, the Gallia lodge of Masons at Chambersburg. He was a Spanish-American war Veteran. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Eureka Methodist church, the Rev. David Bates of Manchester, former Chambersburg partor, officiating, and the Rev. Thomas Cook, present pastor, assisting.
     Burial will be in Clay Chapel cemetery under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. There will be a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood funeral home. He will remain at the funeral home, where friends may call after 5 p.m. Sunday. He will be taken to the church one hour before the services, and will lie in state one hour.

[Note: Died April 22, 1960. cemetery entry reads, "Pvt. Co. 7 Reg. Ohio Inf. Span. Amer. War"]

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Champer, Arnold

Died In West
     The body of Arnold Champer, who died in California, arrived at the home of his mother, Mrs. Rena Champer, in Gallipolis Thursday. The funeral was Friday at Bethesda by Rev. Cremeens, interment following there.

The Gallia Times
Thursday, Feb. 13, 1930
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Champer, Ronald E.

     H.M.C. Ronald E. Champer, U.S. Navy, retired, 43, Bulaville Road, Gallipolis, died Saturday in Holzer Medical Center. Born May 28, 1941, in Gallipolis, son of Walter V. Champer of Gallipolis, and the late Virginia Folden Champer, he was a member of American Legion Lafayette Post 27.
     Also surviving are his stepmother, Florence Edith Massie Champer; his wife, Ann Riley Champer of Las Vegas, Nev.; two daughters, Terri Lyn Champer and Debra Champer, both of Las Vegas; and four brothers, Ray and Wayne, both of Marion, David of Gallipolis, and James of San Jose, Calif. He was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Lusher officiating. Burial will be in Bethesda Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Lafayette Post 27.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 22, 1984
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page

Champer, Virginia Mae

Mrs. Walter Champer Dies During Caesarian Operation
     Mrs Virginia Mae Champer, wife of Walter Champer, died Wednesday afternoon while undergoing a Caesarian operation at the Holzer Hospital. The baby, a boy, was saved. The home of the Champers is at 40 Sycamore Street and the bereaved husband and father is employed at the telephone building.
     Mrs. Champer, who was 23 years old, entered hospital Tuesday afternoon. Her condition then or soon afterward became desperate, it is learned from the hospital surgeons and it was deemed necessary to operate to avert a dual tragedy. Death occurred about 3 o'clock in the operating room.
     The Champers were married March 21, 1935, and their first born child died about 18 months ago. Mrs. Champer was a daughter of Asa and Fannie Evans Holden, who live beyond Thurman and in Jackson County. She would have been 24 years old next Oct. 30. She is survived by five brothers, two half-brothers and two half-sisters.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday at Bethesda. Burial at same place by A.E. Tope.

[Note: Death Certificate...Virginia Champer born Oct. 30, 1917; died May 27, 1941]

Gallipolis Paper
May, 1941
From the Debbie Carter Evans Collection
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Chapdu, Peter

     OBITUARY - Peter Chapdu, the subject of this memoir, was born in St. Domingo, in September 1779, and died in this place December 9th. His parents were natives of France, and emigrated to that Island when it was in part a French colony, and settled in that division known as Hayti [sic], purchased a coffee estate and a stock of negro slaves to cultivate it. At the breaking out of the insurrection in 1791, they were enjoying the profits of quite an extensive estate, which enabled them to live in affluence and at ease, having on hand at that time some ten thousand bags of coffee.
     The population of Hayti at that time contained 30,831 whites, 24,732 free negroes, and 480,000 slaves. With such a disparity in favor of the black population, it was foreboded that at no very distant day a revolution would be imminent, a large portion of the emigrants from France disposed of their estates and returned back again. While the creoles and others with greater temerity, continued in possession of their lucrative estates until the horrors of a servile insurrection, a revolution, pervaded the whole Colony. It was a war of independence; it continued ten years. During that period the entire body of slaves belonging to the Chapdu estate, were associated with or under the control of the leaders of the revolution; the real estate was confiscated, thus reducing the family to destitution. While the revolution was in progress, the most revolting scenes of barbarity were committed.
     To escape impending danger many families flew to the mountains, seeking hiding places in caverns or other fastnesses, while others crowded on vessels in port bound to other ports. While these harrowing scenes were being enacted, the father of Peter Chapdu died, leaving a widow and sons and daughters, each having to provide for themselves. The widow left St. Domingo and settled in Cuba where she died. Peter Chapdu and a brother sailed for the United States and landed at New York. There our friend found himself without money or the means of procuring any. Beg he would not, neither would he steal; something had to be done.
     While in his wandering and unsettled state of mind, he settled upon a plan by which he could provide for the future of his life: It was to learn a trade. The trade of a saddler he preferred, and in a short time apprenticed himself to Mr. Edmund Kinny, of Philadelphia, with whom he continued to reside three years.
     After the expiration of his apprenticeship he located at Gallipolis and opened a shop for the manufacture of saddles, which he carried on successfully for some thirty years. After being established in business promised an easy independence, he took to himself a wife, by whom he had a family of sons and daughters, whom he has lived to see well established in business, and ranking as useful and respectable persons in the community in which they reside.
     When war was declared against Great Britain in 1812, Mr. Chapdu tendered his service to the Government, which was accepted, and in a company of cavalry, when danger threatened flew to the standard of his adopted country, which he aided and assisted in bearing triumphantly over the enemy.—Subsequently for these very services, his adopted country presented him with a gratuity of 160 acre land warrant. In all the relations of life, Peter Chapdu discharged his duty in the most exemplary manner.
     He was proverbially honest, and punctual in the fulfillment of his promises; was ready at all times when duty called to risk his life in maintaining the dignity and integrity of the laws of the country; was a true spartan. He was of that great family of Christians who preferred that his faith shoul be known by his works. No man strived harder to live up to the golden rule of "doing unto others as he would wish that others should do unto him," than Peter Chapdu.

The Gallipolis Journal
December 19, 1861
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Chapline, John

A Sudden Death.
    On the 27th of April, 1859, JOHN CHAPLINE came to his death, on the farm of the Rev. J. D. Ray, in Harrison township, Gallia county, Ohio, by the falling of a tree, which struck him on the head and back, and produced instant death.  This melancholy catastrophe has been followed by lamentation and astonishment throughout the neighborhood and community in which he resided.  The deceased was a young man, generally respected for his good behavior, and for his peaceful, quiet and orderly manner of life.  It was truly said of him by one of his neighbors, that "he died without an enemy." He was suddenly cut off in the flower of his youth, being in the fifteenth year of his age.  Serious and thoughtful, upright in his conversation and deportment, and being much given to prayer and the reading of the Scriptures, it is fondly hoped that the germ of spiritual life was implanted within him by the spirit of Christ, and that it now buds and blooms in the life and immortality of the heavenly world.  His mortal remains were conveyed to Rome township in Lawrence county, Ohio, and were deposited with the dust of his kindred until the judgment of the great day.
    John Chapline was the only son of John and Matilda Chapline, deceased, late of the township, county and State just referred to.  He and a younger sister were put under our care nearly six years ago, by Col. Lewis Anderson and Mr. Jacob Proctor, their legal guardians.  They are dear in us, and it is like spilling our heart's blood to part with them.  With wounded spirits we mourn over the sad calamity that has befallen our beloved boy amidst the charms of youth and the pleasing anticipations which he so fondly cherished in regard to the pleasures and prospects of this life.  But severe as is this sudden and unexpected calamity, we desire to pray for submission to the will of God, and to say to Him with penitent and believing hearts: "Not my will, but thine be done."
    This melancholy occurrence will be deeply felt and lamented by his surviving sisters, his brother-in-law, his guardians, and by other numerous relatives and friends.  The light of the Chapline family is probably extinguished by the untimely death of this only son.
Mr. Ebenezer, Ohio, May 6th, 1859

Ironton Register, Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio
May 19, 1859
Transcribed by Jean Griesan                                                                            Top of Page

Chapman, Chuncey

Chuncey Chapman Died on Sunday
     Chuncey C Chapman, 78, of Pomeroy, died Sunday morning at Veterans Memorial Hospital. Mr. Chapman was born Jan 12, 1893 at Crown City. He was the son of the late John A and Rosette Holley Chapman. He was alos preceded in death by his wife, Nellie, in 1960 and a daughter.
     Survivors include a son, Harold, Chillicothe, a daughter, Mrs. Hilda Jackson, Tuscon; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Conrad and Mrs. Ella Cardwell, Huntington; 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services
Wednesday Rawlings Coats Funeral Home with Rev. Raullin Moyer.
     Burial Riverview Cemetery. Mr. Chapman was a member of the Middleport Church of Christ and employed for
sometime at the Praff and Smith Sand and Gravel Co.

Daily Sentinel
September 7, 1971
Transcribed by Merry Anne Pierson

Chapman, Floyd

Chapman Dies
     Mayor Floyd Chapman of Huntington, died at his home there this morning, according to a radio message broadcast this afternoon. All night long his death had been expected hourly.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 6, 1932
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark

Chapman, George Thomas

Pneumonia Fever Fatal
     Thomas, six-year-old son of Geo. Chapman, died at his home near Adamsville Sunday morning following an illness from pneumonia fever.
     The lad’s funeral will be held at Calvary Baptist church in Rio Grande, Tuesday at 2 p. m. with Rev. George Sagen of this city officiating. Burial in charge of A. E. Tope will follow in the cemetery there.

[Note: died Feb. 7, 1932; Age 5 yrs. 8 mos. 9 das. He was the son of George & Elma Houck Chapman.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 8, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Chapman, Mada Mae [Forth]

Mada Chapman Dies Thursday
     Mrs. Mada Mae Chapman, 65, wife of Clarence Chapman, Northup, died in Holzer Hospital Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Mrs. Chapman had been a patient in the hospital for two weeks and for most of that time, her condition had been critical.
     She was a native of Mason County, W. Va., and was born Feb. 14, 1890, to the late William and Gertrude Forth. The deceased had made her home here for a number of years and was a member of the Northup Baptist church and the Patriot Grange.
     She is survived by the husband, five sons and two daughters. They are Distson and Clarence, Jr., Lancaster, Edward, Newark; Otis, Vinton; Garland at home; Mrs. Alma Green, Lancaster, and Mrs. Retha Davis, Patriot. Two brothers and three sisters also survive, Mrs. Essie Glen, Glenwood, W. Va.; Mrs. Della Jenkins, Huntington; Mrs. Ella Holley, Illinois, Walter Forth, Wisconsin and Joseph Forth, Washington state.
     Funeral services will be held at the Northup Baptist church Sunday at 2 p.m., with Rev. Earl Cremeens officiating. Burial will be made under the direction of the Mohr-Arnett Funeral home in Salem Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m., Friday. On Saturday afternoon the body will be removed to the late home at Northup where friends may call until the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 20, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Chapman, Mary Ellen [Lewis]

Death of Mrs. I. F. Chapman
     Mrs. I. F. Chapman died at Columbus Sunday night, June 7, 1914, having been a sufferer for some time with serious nervous disorders which resulted in her death. She as a lovely lady with many friends here who will be greatly grieved to learn of her death.
     She is survived by five children, Mrs. Phister Martin, Mrs. Frank Wheeler, Mrs. John Thornton, Mrs. Thomas Finnigan and one son, Benson.
     The remains will be brought here and brief services will be conducted at the home of Mrs. Julia Martin Watts at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, interment following at Mound Hill in charge of Wetherholt.

[Note: Mary Ellen Chapman born Sept. 24, 1852; died June 10, 1914 age 61. Parents Jonathan B. Lewis and Mary Walls]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 8, 1914
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Chapman, Nancy Gothard

Mrs. Nancy Chapman Dead
     Mrs. Nancy Chapman, 66, died last Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bert Brammer, of Huntington, following a long illness which, terminated in pneumonia.
     Mrs. Chapman was born in Gallia county and her maiden name was Miss Nancy Gothard.  She was the wife of Thomas J. Chapman who died seven years ago.  They lived for several years on the Thornily farm at Raccoon Island.  Mrs. Chapman was a consistent member of the M. E. Church, for 25 years.  Mr. J. R. Gothard, of R. 1, Crown City, is a brother of Mrs. Chapman.  She is survived by one son, T. J. Chapman, of Huntington, and seven daughters, Mrs. Bertha Northup, Mrs. Eliza Ward and Mrs. Minnie Worden of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Elizabeth Brammer, Mrs. Abbie Turner, Mrs. Myrtle Craft, and Miss Ethel Chapman of Huntington.  Burial was at Greenbottom cemetery Sunday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 1923
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Chapman, Thomas

Thomas Chapman Dead
     Thomas Chapmen died Tuesday at his home in Crown City, following an illness with pneumonia. He was the father of Mrs. Bert Northup and was a cousin of the late I. F. Chapman, at one time editor of The Journal.

Gallipolis paper
No Date
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page

Chapman, Thomas J.

Injuries Prove Fatal to Tom J. Chapman, 49
Former Gallipolis Lives But Few Minutes After Reaching Hospital - Funeral at 2:30 Thursday
     Thomas J. Chapman, 49, a native of this county and a former resident of Gallipolis, was fatally injured when a clam shell bucket dropped on him in the government repair yards at Marietta at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning. He died in about 20 minutes after being taken to a Marietta hospital. His home was 2803 First avenue, Huntington. Local relatives say he had been employed up there six weeks.

Burial at Huntington
     A Huntington undertaker took the body home yesterday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at the residence at 2:30 Thursday afternoon, with M.W. Castle, pastor of Highlawn M.E. Church in charge. Burial will be in Woodmere cemetery under Masonic auspices. Pallbearers will be fellow workers and fellow church members and will include E.K. Dunham, O.M. Blake, C.B. Corbin, A.E. Helwig, McQue Turley and Irvin Dugan.
     Mr. Chapman was born near Crown City, July 31, 1885, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Chapman. He married Miss Fern Gilmore in Gallipolis September 14, 1912. They lived here and he was employed for several years on dam 26. They had lived in Huntington 14 years.
     Mr. Chapman was a member of Highlawn church, Western Star lodge No. 11, A.F. & A.M., and the local Huntington Carpenter Union, and when here was a member of the Modern Woodmen.
     Mr. Chapman is survived by the widow; two daughters, Miss Faith Chapman, a student at Marshall College, and Miss Bonnie Chapman of Charleston; seven sisters, Mrs. Bert Brammer, Mrs. C.W. Turner and Mrs. Fred Craft of Huntington, Mrs. J.W. Warden, Mrs. George Ward and Mrs. Bertha Northup of Gallipolis, and Mrs. W.O. Kerns of Toledo.

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

Chapman, William Greer

W. G. Chapman Dies
Ex-C&O Security Captain
     Funeral servives for William Greer Chapman, 78 of 827 25th St. a former captain of Chesapeake Ohio Railway special agents at the Huntington shops will be conducted Saturday at 1 p m at the Ninth Avenue United Methodist Church by the Rev Kenneth Cain and the Rev Newlon Shock. Burial will be in Greenbottom Cemetery at Lesage, WV. Members of the Huntington Post 16 of the American Legion of which he was a member, will conduct graveside rites and serve as pallbearers.
     Mr. Chapman died Thursday in a Huntington Hospital. Born 5 May 1890, in Gallia County, Ohio, a son of the late William G. & Susan Chapman, he came to Huntington as a youth. He was an Army Infantry Vetrean of World War I and served in France. He was associated with C&O for 47 years before his retirement 13 years ago. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Steamship Clerks and Huntington Council 182 of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics.
     Survivors include the widow Mrs Dottie Ennis Chapman, three sons William N. and George A Chapman of Huntington and Joseph W Chapman of Lesage; a daughter, Mrs C.E. Rappold and a foster-daughter, Miss Susan B. Harris of Huntington and 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Huntington Hearld Dispatch
14 Feb 1969
Submitted by Ernie Wright

Chappelle, Abigail Belle [Bierce]

    Abigail Belle Bierce, the eldest of a family of thirteen, the children of Marcus and Laura Sherwood Bierce, was born at Nelson, Portage County, Ohio, January 1st, 1823, and died at Columbus, Ohio, March 4, 1913, aged over 90 years. On January 1st, 1844, she was married to Dwight W. Chappelle, and they became the parents of eight children, Laura, Amelia, Elizabeth, Lucy, Bierce, Warren, Ambrose and Parker. Her husband and two children, Laura and Elizabeth, preceded her to the Great Beyond. Besides the six remaining children she is survived by three brothers, Albert, Andrew and Ambrose, the well known writer, and one sister, Almeda Pittinger; she also left thirty-two grandchildren and thirty-eight great-grandchildren.
     At an early age she united with the Presbyterian church and was a devout, christian lady, of a very cheerful and hopeful disposition, keeping sweet and placed under the most adverse circumstances. The last year and a half of her life was spent in St. Anthony’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. The most of her long life was passed in Cheshire, Ohio, where her funeral was held in the Baptist church by Rev. Sprouse. She was laid to rest beside her husband in Gravel Hill cemetery on March 5th, 1913.

Undated newspaper article
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                       Top of Page

Chase, A. R.

A. R. Chase Dead
     A. R. Chase, long a tinner in Gallipolis, and a brother-in-law of the late G. D. McBride, died in Oakland, Calif., Oct. 11, aged 85 years. He was a feeble, ailing man twenty years ago.

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

Chase, Annie

     In this city, Thursday, April 27th, 1876, Annie, daughter of A. R. and Maggie S. Chase.

[Note: Buried Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis Twp]

Gallipolis Journal
May 4, 1876
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Chasteen, Noah

Retired Miner Dies Thursday
     Noah Chasteen, 68, a resident of Rt. 1 Vinton, died at his home, a mile below Vinton, on the Glenn Summitt Rd., at 5:30 a.m., Thursday. His death followed an illness that had extended over 15 months.
Chasteen had been a miner for 50 years prior to his retirement due to ill health, and most of his years were spent in the West Virginia and Kentucky coal fields. He was a member of Naomi lodge, Knights of Pythias.
     He was a native of Kentucky, where he was born on Dec. 13, 1888, in Rock Castle county, the son of the late John and Artie Hysell Chasteen. He was married to the former Mattie Gadd on Jan. 19, 1905 and she survives. To this union six surviving children were born, Mrs. Bessie McGhee of Toledo, Mrs. Edna Pinnell of Kanauga, Noah Jr., of Rutland, Mrs. Virginia Bennett and Robert of Waynesfield and Mrs. Delores Collandella, both of Richwood. Other survivors are a sister and brother, Mrs. Susie Stokes of Mt. Vernon, Ky., and Bill Chasteen of Worthington.
     Funeral arrangements are in charge of the McCoy Funeral home at Vinton and will be announced later.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 14, 1957
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cheatwood, Anise [Keller]

Death Beckons Widow of Robt. Cheatwood
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Anise Keller Cheatwood, who died Friday evening at her home near Cadmus, following a stroke with which she was stricken on Wednesday. Rev. E. E. Brewer will officiate and the services will be held in Sandfork church.
     Mrs. Cheatwood was the widow of Robert Cheatwood and would have been 74 years old in October. She was born and lived her entire life in this county where her family was among the earliier pioneer residents.
     Three daughters and two sons survive, Jessie, who is Mrs. Walter Kinnison, and Gladys, the wife of Emerson Simms, both of Oak Hill, Ada at home, Earl of Gallia and Glenn at Kitchen. She also leaves an adopted daughter, Dorothy Cheatwood, a sister Mrs. D. F. Bostic (Rose Keller) of near Cadmus, and a brother Calvin Keller of Payette, Idaho. The brother suffered a stroke a few weeks ago relatives were advised from which he was not expected to recover.

Mrs. Robert Cheatwood Dead
     Mrs. Anise Keller Cheatwood, 73, widow of Robert Cheatwood, died at her home near Cadmus Friday evening following a stroke of paralysis on Wednesday preceding. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Sandfork church by Rev. E. E. Brewer. She was born in and lived all her life in the neighborhood where she died.
     Surviving her are three daughters and two sons. They are Mrs. Walter Kinnison and Mrs. Emerson Simms of Oak Hill, Ada at home, Earl of Gallia and Glenn of Kitchen. She also leaves an adopted daughter, Dorothy Cheatwood. A sister, Mrs. D. F. Bostic, lives near Cadmus, and a brother, Calvin Keller, at Fayette, Idaho. The latter is also a victim of paralysis and is critically ill.

[Note: Death certificate indicates dob October 31, 1867, dod April 26, 1935. Her parents are identified as Robert Keller and Adeliza Ripley. From the 1930 census for Payette City, Payette County, Idaho Calvin Keller is listed with his wife, Margaret J.]

Newspaper clippings found in the Simmerman files, Keller file, Bossard Library.
The first is probably Gallipolis. The 2nd clipping may be from Oak Hill paper.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                            Top of Page

Cheatwood, Dorothy Faye

Young Child Dies In Holzer Hospital
     GALLIPOLIS - Dorothy Faye Cheatwood, eight-months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Cheatwood of Bulaville, died Sunday at the Holzer Hospital.  Surviving beside the parents are six brothers and sisters:  Ruthanna, 14, Bert Kenneth, 12, Paul Wilford, 10, George Laurence, 8, Oma Jean, 6, and Alice Edna, 3.
     Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon with burial following in the Rife Cemetery.

[Note:  3/12/1944 - 11/19/1944 D/o Bert & Lula Mae Drummond Cheatwood]

Athens Messenger
Tuesday, November 21, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cheesebrew, Homer W.

World War I Veteran Dies On Wednesday
     Homer W. Cheesebrew, 70, a World War I veteran, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of Lawrence McQuaid, 1117 Teodora Ave.
     Mr. Cheesebrew was born in Gallipolis Oct. 16, 1895, son of the late Isaac H. and Leona McQuaid Cheesebrew. His father had come to this city to assist in building the original buildings at the Gallipolis State Institute.
     He had never married, and spent most of his life in Columbus, coming here to reside 15 years ago. At one time he was employed by the F. and R. Lazarus Co., in Columbus. He was a moulder by trade.
     Mr. Cheesebrew is survived by a brother and two sisters, John Cheesebrew and Mrs. Richard (Freda) Runyon, both of Columbus, and Mrs. Max (Helen) Brockman of Port Richie, Fla.
He was a member of the South High Street Baptist Church and Lafayette Post. No. 27, American Legion.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the First Baptist church. Rev. Joseph Chapman will officiate, and burial will be in Addison-Reynolds cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. There will be military rites. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday afternoon, and until the hour of the service.

[Note: Tombstone reads born 10-16-1895 - Died 5-4-1966]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Thursday, May 5, 1966
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Cheesebrew, Martha

     COLUMBUS - Martha Marie Cheesebrew, 89, Columbus, a former Gallipolis resident, died Friday in Monterey-Yorkshire Nursing Inn, Columbus.  She was married to the late Claud H. Cheesebrew, and was a member of the DAR, French City chapter in Gallipolis.
     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Vern (Mary Anne) Crawford of Pataskala, and Mrs. Carl E. (Grace) Derry Freeman of Bellefontaine; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Grace Elizabeth Noble of Brookhaven, Miss.
     Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Schoedinger East Chapel, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Mound Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Times-Sentinel
Sunday, May 20, 1984
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Cheney, Mrs. Parnell Roberts [Gibbs]

     GALLIA - Mrs. Parnell R. Chaney, [Cheney]  aged 69, died at the residence of her son, F. M. Cheney, in Gallipolis, March 20th.

[Note:  3/16/1817 - 3/19/1886; Wife of Ezekiel Cheney; Buried in Mound Hill Cemetery. Unable to obtain first name.]

Athens Messenger
Thursday morning, April 1, 1886
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cheney, Charles L.

     Last Saturday morning, 23d February, 1895, Charles L. Cheney peacefully passed away. He had been ill for some months, a prey to that terrible malady, consumption; and during his long illness, although he knew that he must die, he was patient and cheerful.
     He was the son of Mr. Frank M. Cheney and Nancy L., his wife, deceased, and the brother of Miss Mary Cheney, of this city, and Mr. Harry Cheney, of Cincinnati. During his sickness he was nursed at his father’s house, and the tender ministrations of father and sister gave light and comfort to his dying days, and when his end came, as already noted, he quietly “fell on sleep.”
     Charles L. Cheney was by occupation a steamboatman, and had made a good record for industry, energy, and reliability. He was courteous in demeanor, and a pleasant comrade, and is mourned by a large circle of friends. His father, his sisters, and his brother have, in their bereavement, the sympathy of our entire community, and by all of our readers who are acquainted with Mr. Cheney through familiarity with his writings in this paper, will be felt sorrow for him in his sore affliction.
     The funeral services were held at the family residence on Second Street, Sunday afternoon. As Mr. Cheney’s pastor is seriously ill, Rev. B. F. Jackson officiated.

Card of Thanks
     Mr. Frank Cheney and family desire to express to their neighbors and friends, who have been exceedingly kind during the sickness and at the death of Mr. Charles L. Cheney, their high appreciation of, and deep gratitude for their sympathy and services.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, March 2, 1895
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page

Cheney, Ezekiel

     We learn of the death, by consumption, of Ezekiel Cheney, at Camp Independence, California, July 26th, 1870. He was a son of Mr. John Cheney, of this county. His age was about 35 years. He has been a resident of California for the past twelve years. At the time of his death he was a member of the 12th U.S. Infantry.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 13, 1870
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Cheney, John

John Cheney Dead
     John Cheney passed away Monday at his home at New Albany, aged 75 years. He was a former resident of Rodney and left here about three years ago. He was a fine old gentleman and is survived by his wife and sons Floyd and Clarence, and one daughter, Mrs. Mamie Warner, living a few miles from New Albany, with whom he and wife made their home. He also left a brother, Silas at Newark. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Florence Gibbs, Mrs. Geo. Bolles and Mrs. Augusta France of this city.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Jan. 15, 1914
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith

Cheney, John Leonard

John Leonard [Cheney] Services Set For Wednesday
     GALLIPOLIS - Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Miller’s Home for funerals for John Leonard Cheney, 76, who died Saturday at 4 p.m. at his home at 9 Fourth Ave. where he had lived for 30 years.  Three months ago he had a light stroke followed three days later by a second stroke which necessitated his being bedfast until the time of his death.
     He was the son of Silas Cheney and Elizabeth Beck, deceased.  He married Georgia Hylton of Pikeville, Ky., in 1918, who survives as do the following children:  Lillian, Jennie Ellen (Dottie), Carl Safford, at home; Mrs. Russell See (Ena Belle), Point Pleasant; John, Jr., in armed forces located at Red Stone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., and Ray Leonard, in armed forces at Camp Fairchild, Wash.  Also surviving are sisters and brother, Mrs. Robert Jewell, Newark; Mrs. Jerome Kiley, Newark; Mrs. Harry Elder, Zanesville; and Bert Cheney, Athens.
     He attended school in Gallipolis and was a painter by trade.  In his younger days, he was brakeman on the Hocking Valley Railroad.  He helped paint Silver Bridge at Point Pleasant the first time it was painted.  Cheney was a former member of Modern Woodmen of the World.
     Rev. W. H. Green, of the Baptist Church, will officiate assisted by Rev. Woodrow North at the services.  Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery by Millers.  Pallbearers are Frank Anderson, Austin Johnson, Clay Halley, Shelby Roberts, Paul North and P. S. Frogale.  Friends may call at Miller’s until services.

[Note: 3/31/1874 - 7/7/1951 per birth & death records]

Athens Messenger
Monday, July 9, 1951
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cheney, Mary

Death of Mrs. Mary Cheney
     On Sunday morning last, at one o’clock, Mrs. Mary Cheney, one of Gallia County’s oldest residents, died at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. Levi Smith, in Perry Township. Mrs. Cheney was born May 26, 1801, and has been married twice, her husbands being Mr. Palmer and Mr. John Cheney, both of whom she outlived. Seven of her children survive her. Their names are: Mr. C. N. Palmer, Mr. John W. Cheney, Mr. Silas B. Cheney, Mrs. Levi Smith, Mrs. C. A. Smith, and Mrs. John Rickabaugh, all residents of Gallia County. Her funeral took place yesterday afternoon at one o’clock, at Fairfield, Rev. John W. McCormick officiating.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, January 06, 1891
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Cheney, Silas B.

Silas B. Cheney Dies At Home Here Monday
     Silas B. Cheney, aged 82, passed away Monday at 12:30 p.m. at his home on Garfield Avenue. He had been in failing health for several months and had only returned about two weeks ago from Newark, Ohio, where he had been with his daughters for a time.
     He was born in Gallia County, the son of John and Mary Cheney and had spent most of his life in this community. He married Elizabeth Beck, daughter of Leonard Beck, who died many years ago and seven children were born of the union, six of whom survive, Mrs. Harry Elder, Mrs. Robert Jewell and Mrs. J.M. Kiely of Newark, Ohio and three sons, John, Bert and Carl Cheney, all of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services which will be held at his late home Wednesday at 2 p.m. will be conducted by Rev. Father Dawd. Burial in charge of George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

[Note: Death Certificate...born Dec. 10, 1845; died March 5, 1928; aged 82 years 2 months and 25 days. Mother's maiden name Palmer. Burial in Mound Hill in Gallipolis Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 6, 1928
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page

Cherington, Sophronia,

     DIED - On Monday evening, 5th inst., of dysentery, SOPHRONIA CHERINGTON, daughter of Jas. W. and H. Cherington, aged near 9 years. The morning flowers display their sweets, And gay their silken leaves unfold, As careless of the noontide heats, As fearless of the evening cold. Nipt by the wind's untimely blast, Parch'd by the sun's directer ray, The momentary glories waste, The short-liv'd beauties die away. So blooms the human face divine, When youth its pride of beauty shows, Fairer than spring the colors shine, And sweeter than the virgin rose. Or worn by slowly rolling years, Or broke by sickness in a day, The fading glory disappears, The short-liv'd beauties die away. Yet these new rising from the tomb, With lustre brighter far shall shine, Renewed with ever-during bloom, Safe from diseases and decline. Let sickness blast---let death devour, If heaven must recompense our pains, Perish the grass and fade the flower, If firm the word of God remains.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 15, 1850
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Cherington, Virgil N.

     DIED - On Thursday evening, the 18th day of July, of dysentery, VIRGIL N. CHERINGTON, son of Jas. W. and H. Cherington, aged 11 years and 5 months.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 15, 1850
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                             Top of Page

Cherrington, Alvin

     Died July 25th, 1859, near Fort Hall, Oregon, Alvin Cherrington, in the 27th year of his age. The deceased was born and raised in Gallia County, Ohio. In 1855 he visited his brother residing in Knox County, Illinois, where he purchased a farm with the intention of making it his settled residence.
     Moved by the spirit of adventure, and the hope of bettering his circumstances, in April he started in company with Messrs. Powell and Hank, formerly of Gallia, to Pike's Peak. Hearing unfavorable reports from the gold region of the Peak, from returning adventurers, the place of destination of the company was changed to California. In passing the Rocky Mountains he was seized with the mountain fever, which terminated fatally on reaching the base of the mountains on the west.
     The deceased was a noble, sober-minded young man. He joined the M.E. Church and experienced religion in Gallia County, in June, 1849. When he removed to Illinois he carried his certification of membership with him, handed it in, and became a consistent and worthy member of the church of Knox County.
     Again when he started for the West, he was not content to be without a certificate of his standing in the church. It was secured and borne with him in order that he might be recognized with his brethern in other lands.
     He was respected and loved by all who knew him, and leaves a host of friends, relatives and acquaintances to lament his sad and unfortunate end. The circumstances connected with his death are well calculated to move the very depths of grief in the hearts of his brothers and sisters. Dying far from home, with no brother or sister to administer to his wants,in his deep affliction, or to shed a tear over his lonely grave, is indeed peculiarly afflictive. But his friends have the assurance from his companions, that he met the "King of Terrors" in his right mind, with calmness and resignation to the will of God. His companions, with saddened hearts, made a coffin and laid his body to rest in a beautiful grove on the banks of the Blackfoot River. J.W.M.

[Note: Alvin was the son of William and Elizabeth Switzer Cherrington.]

Paper unknown
Transcribed by Henny Evans    

Cherrington, Annie [Limrick]

Death of Mrs. Cherrington

     Mrs. Annie E. Cherrington died last Friday morning at her home in Mason City, after a lingering illness. Funeral Sunday afternoon at the M.E. church, conducted by Rev. Gibbons, of Pt. Pleasant and burial in Adamsville cemetery. Middleport Republican
     Mrs. Cherrington was the widow of Dr. Charles Cherrington, son of the late Jefferson Cherrington and brother of Caleb W. Cherrington. She was a splendid woman and the Pt. Pleasant Gazette contains a column of obituary about her. Her maiden name was Limrick. She was an only child and had no brother or sister to smooth the pillow of the dying She could grace a palace with her elegant manners, or bless a hovel with her sunny smile and cheerful presence. All claimed her as a friend and her funeral was largely attended. Her husband whom she idolized, died a dozen years ago. She was 55 years of age.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 6, 1903
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page

Cherrington, Bessie

Young Woman Taken
     Miss Bessie Cherrington, aged 25, and daughter of the Everett Cherrington, died at the home of her mother in this city early Wednesday morning. Her funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the residence of her uncle, W.H. Gardner, by Rev. W.D. Cherrington. Miss Cherrington was a fine young woman with many friends, and for a number of years had been a valued employe of the Bankrupt Store. Her death was caused from cancer.

[Note: She is buried at Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis Township.]

Gallia Times
December 2, 1914
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Cherrington, Carrie (McGrath)

     Mrs. Clem Cherrington, of Ewington, died last Tuesday. She was about thirty years of age, and leaves a husband and several children to mourn their loss. The funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, by Rev. Matheny, of the M.E. Church, of which she was a member.

[Note: She is buried at Ewington Cemetery in Huntington Township, 1857-1894. She was the mother of Lola, Anna Grace and Harold E.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 28, 1894
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Cherington, Clement

     Clement Cherington was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, December 29th , 1791, and removed to the then wilds of Ohio, and settled in Gallia county, in 1802, where he was married to Miss Catharine Switzer, in 1816. He spent the greater part of his life in Gallia county - fifty years in Raccoon township, and died March 24th, 1870, at the home of his son, John M. in Huntington township.
     He had been a member of the M. E. Church about fifty years and lived a worthy and acceptable member. In his dealings he was strictly honest, and always disposed “to do as he would that others should do unto him.”

Gallipolis Journal
April 21, 1870
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Cherington, David H.

Tribute of Respect
Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7, F.&A. M. Sept. 27, 1866

Whereas, God in his all-wise though mysterious providence has removed from us and taken home to himself, our beloved brother, David H. Cherington, therefore
Resolved, That in this dispensation we recognize the hand of Him who, in infinite wisdom controls and guides the universe, without whose notice, "not even a sparrow falleth to the ground," and bow submissively to "Him who doeth all things well."
Resolved, That while we cherish in our sad hearts the memory of our departed brother, we would not forget the high privilege of having enjoyed so long his bright example and consistant [sic] life, and take comfort in the thought that he is not lost but gone before.
Resolved, That as a Lodge of which the deceased was a member, we humbly acknowledge the chastening hand of him who "doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men."
Resolved, That we deeply sympathize with the bereaved family from whom has been taken a beloved and devoted husband and father, a kind and obedient son, an affectionate brother; and earnestly commend them to the sympathy and love of the compassionate Saviour who has taught us to " weep with those that weep" and is able to make all grace abound unto them, and enable them to rejoice even in this sore trial, and to say in the spirit of resignation, "the Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away, and blessed be the name of the Lord."
Resolved, That the above be entered on the records of our Lodge, and published in our county papers, and a copy of the same furnished the family of the deceased.
     Joseph Hunt, Wm. Ritchie, John L. Kuhn. Com. Attest, Elza Smith, Sec'y.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 4, 1866
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Cherrington, Clement W.

Death of Mr. Clement W. Cherrington
     After an illness of six months, Clement W. Cherrington died at his home in Alice, Gallia County, Friday night, June 15, 1923, of pernicious anemia. He was nearly 72 years of age. With him when the end came were his wife; his daughter, Mrs. Lola C. Neal of Gallipolis and his son, H. E. Cherrington of Columbus. He leaves also a brother, Ira of Cincinnati, and three sisters, Mrs. Kate Edwards of 1720 Summit street; and Mrs. John T. Oqer and Lydia Cherrington of Hamden.
     In his early life deceased was a school teacher for 20 years, but he devoted his middle age to mercantile pursuits and his later life to farming. He was formerly a resident of Wellston. He was a devout member of the Methodist church, in which he has served as teacher or Sunday School Superintendent, almost continuously for 45 years.
     Mr. Cherrington lived in Gallipolis for some time and was well known to a large number of people here who will regret learning of his death.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 18, 1923
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cher[r]ington, Clinton

     Clinton Cher[r]ington was born in Gallia county, Ohio July the 24th, 1812, and died September the 9th, 1876, aged 64 years, 1 month and 15 days. He joined the M.E. Church 47 years ago, and at that time professed faith in Christ. He was married to Margaret W. Hank, October the 8th, 1834, and shortly after moved to the old homestead in Franklin township, where the family now reside. He was chosen as one of the leaders of this Society some 29 years ago, and held that office until his death.
A. Cartlich

Note: Clinton was the son of Thomas and Sarah Westlake Cherrington. He is buried in Franklin Valley Cemetery in Jackson County.

Probably Western Christian Advocate
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Cherrington, Dorcas Graham

     Dorcas Graham was born in Salem township, Meigs county, Ohio, April 17, 1855, was married to J.W. Cherrington at the present residence of her parents, Huntington Tp., Gallia Co., O., Nov. 12th, 1876. She united with the Protestant Methodist Church at Booth Chapel, near Wilkesville, Vinton Co., O., Feb., 1880, since which time she has lived a consistent Christian. Died May 29th, 1882, of consumption. She was a devoted Christian, an affectionate wife and a tender mother. A large circle of friend miss her from their number, and a husband and infant daughter miss her in the home.
J.W. Cherrington

Gallipolis Journal
June 15, 1882
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Cherrington, Elizabeth

January 5 [1849]
     She was born in Greenbrier, Va., February 28, 1788. She was the daughter of John and Rebecca Switzer, and moved, with her parents, to Gallia county, O., in 1806; then a wilderness--married Wm. Cherrington, January 5, 1813. They, together, joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, and soon after experienced religion--lived consistently--and he died in 1834, leaving her to journey alone about fourteen years. It is believed these two widows [referring to Sarah Westlake Cherrington] are now together in heaven--their husbands have reached the place before them--and that they now and shall for ever enjoy the society of each other. Their connections on earth are very numerous and respectable. May they all get to heaven! John Stewart

[Note: Rebecca is buried in New Zion Cemetery in Jackson County, Ohio, just over the Gallia County line. she was the mother of 11 children.]

Western Christian Advocate
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Cherrington, Henry William

Atty. Henry W. Cherrington, 85, Claimed by Death Sunday
     Atty. Henry W. Cherrington, 85, "Mr. Republican of Gallia County," died at 9 p.m., Sunday in the Holzer Medical Center on First Ave. He had been in failing health since Sept. 4, 1969. The prominent attorney practiced law in Gallia County more than 60 years, and for more than 50 years, was a leader in many community affairs.
     Atty. Cherrington, who resided at 639 Second Ave., was a member of the American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association and Gallia County Bar Association. He graduated from Gallia Academy High School, attended Marietta College, and studied law under the late Atty. Hollis C. Johnston, Gallipolis, and Judge Hunter, Columbus. He passed the bar and began practice in Gallipolis in 1908. He is a former Gallia County prosecuting attorney (1914), common pleas judge 1920, city solicitor, and was the oldest surviving member of the Gallipolis City Charter Commission. He was considered "the boss" of Republican politics in Gallia County. He was president of the board of trustees of the Holzer Hospital Foundation and president of the Commercial and Savings Bank.
     Atty. Cherrington was born March 12, 1886, in Gallipolis, son of the late Samuel Maxon and Rowena Putnam Cooke Cherrington. He married Vivian Ayres on April 7, 1911. She preceded him in death on June 15, 1959. Two children survive, Atty. William P. Cherrington, Gallipolis, and Mrs. Harmon (Henrietta) O'Brien, Syracuse, Ohio; three grandchildren, Suzanne Moulton, Henrietta Evans and Lisbeth Cherrington. Two great-grandchildren survive, Thomas S. Moulton, Jr., and William C. Evans. One brother survives, Edwin Nash Cherrington, Easton, Md. One brother, William P. Cherrington, preceded him in death.
     He was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal, all the local Masonic bodies, Elks Lodge, Knights of Pythias, an ardent golfer and hunter and was a charter member and organizer of the Gallipolis Golf Club of which he served as president.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Father A.H. MacKenzie officiating. Burial will be held in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 7-9 p.m., Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Holzer Hospital Foundation landscaping fund. Pallbearers will be Arthur Darnbrough, Alva G. Shoemaker, Lawrence Bastiani, R.D. White, Robert L. Evans, and Dr. Charles E. Holzer, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the local bar association.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 3, 1971
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Cher[r]ington, Jane Kirkpatrick

     Jane Kirkpatrick was born in Monroe Co, Va., August 7, 1802, and died in Springfield township, Gallia Co., O. June 3, 1884. She came to Ohio with her parents in her childhood and was converted in her eighteenth year and joined the M.E. Church. She was regarded by those who knew her to be one of the most faithful members of her class.
     She was married to the well known John Cherrington, June 16, 1833, who passed away to his eternal rest April 8, 1869 after a faithful service in the same church for many years. Their home was near Evergreen, in Springfield, Gallia Co. where many a minister found rest and comfort. They were the parents of five children, two dying in infancy. Their three sons now living, at the call of their country, volunteered to be sacrificed to save the Union. The writer well remembers when the father, laughing and crying, told how his son dug out of Andersonville prison and made his escape, and found his parents watching and praying waiting for the coming of their boys. But they are gone where rebels are not found.
     Mr. Cherington's family by his first wife are so well known in this county, I will only add they expect to have a grand reunion when the war is over. After the close of the funeral services at Westerman Church, we laid her away near the sacred dust of many of her friends. The spot is on a high hill which catches the early light from the east.
                                        Yours, M.D.Vaughn

[Note: buried in Pine Hill Cemetery in Springfield Township.]

Gallipolis Paper
June, 1884
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Cherrington, James, Dr.

     In Centerville, Sunday, Sept 3d, 1876, Dr. James Cherrington, aged 78 years.

Gallipolis paper
Sept 1876
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Cherrington, Jas.

     Mr. Jas. Cherrington, Rodney, had an operation performed for strangulated hernia. He died shortly after.

Gallipolis Dialy Tribune
Mar 14, 1899
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Cherrington, Jennie Owen

Mrs. Cherrington Dead
     Jennie Owen Cherrington, formerly of Bidwell, Ohio, passed away at the Cherrington hospital, Logan, O., after an illness of four weeks consequent to old age, she being 83 years, 10 months, and 20 days. She was the wife of J.S. Cherrington, Sr. who died in 1916. Since her husband's death she has lived with her children, spending part of the time with her daughter, Mrs. Lulu Ward of Tampa, Fla., and part with her sons, Drs. J.S. and M.H. Cherrington of Logan.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the home of Dr. J.S. Cherrington after which burial will take place in the mausoleum at Oak Grove cemetery, Logan, Ohio.

Gallia Times
May 3, 1928
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Cherington, John

     DIED - John Cherington was born in Rockingham county, Virginia, December 17th, 1781, and removed to the then wilds of Ohio and settled in Gallia county in 1802, where he was married to Miss Ruth Knox, October 17th, 1811.—She possessed those amiable qualities that ever adorn the female sex and those qualities highly sanctified by grace fully prepared her for the duties of wife and mother. She died in great peace of mind in the thirty-sixth year of her age.—She was the mother of five sons and six daughters, seven of whom are dead—four dying in infancy and three dying when grown, happy in the Lord. Four are living, who are members of the M. E. Church—whose infant minds were directed to the Savior of sinners early in life by their sainted mother. He was married to Jane H. Kirkpatrick, his second wife, June 16th, 1833.—They had four sons and one daughter, two of them dying young—the other three are well known; they volunteered in the darkest hour of our national struggle to defend the flag of our country.
     Mr. Cherington has lived in Gallia county sixty-seven years. He joined the M. E. Church in his twelfth year and professed faith in Christ—He was naturally of a diffident turn of mind—never expressing himself as freely on the subject of religion as some others, yet his influence was ever on the side of right. Soon after his marriage he opened his door for the preaching of the Gospel, and classes were formed in his house—both in Raccoon and Springfield townships. Few of his classmates are remaining. He had lived in Springfield township about thirty-six years when he closed up his eventful life—April 8th, 1869, in great peace of mind surrounded by his friends. He talked sweetly of his home in Heaven, a short time before he died, and asked his weeping friends if they could not see his children and his wife that had long been dead, who were there to assist him home. He leaves a wife who kindly administered to him until the last moment of life, and many friends to mourn his loss. He was one of our best citizens, a truly honest man, a kind husband and an affectionate father.
     His funeral services were attended by the writer, from Job 14:14. "If a man die, shall he live again?" After which, his body was laid by the side of his wife's, in the graveyard, near his home, that he had selected many years ago.—May his friends all meet him in Heaven. M. D. Vaughn

The Gallipolis Journal
April 15, 1869
Tramscrobed by Eva Swian Hughes

Cherrington, Josephus

     Died, of typhoid fever, at his residence, near Gallipolis, O., August 29th, brother Josephus Cherrington, in the fifty-first year of his age.
     He was of genuine Methodist stock, being the son of the brother Cherrington that is referred to in the Autobiography of father Jacob Young. His father's house was many years a preaching place, and the home of the itinerant as long as he lived. His early instructions from his parents, and such men as the Youngs and others in that day, caused him in early life to turn his attention to the subject of religion, and in his twentieth year he was made a subject of the converting grace of God, and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he remained a faithful member till, in the providence of God, he was taken from the church militant to become a member of the Church triumphant. He took a deep interest in all of the institutions of the Church, was faithful in his attendance upon the means of grace, and gave liberally to the support of the Gospel. He was enabled in his last hours to trust in the Savior, who had supported him in health, and amidst the various trials and ills of life.
     Brother Cherrington was one of that number who belong to the highest style of man--a true
Christian gentleman--known only to be loved and esteemed. His advantages in early life for
obtaining an intellectual training were quite limited, yet by application and general reading he became a very intelligent man. He was a man of deep thought, and possessed of fine command of language, so that when he spoke or wrote on any subject it was in thoughts that burned and language that told. He was one of the brightest members of an association that was formed for moral and intellectual improvement. His essay were always characterized by deep thought and fine language, while they were made to sparkle with humor and wit. There was always something in them to make you laugh, cry, and think. His last essay was on the brevity of human life. It was read before the society but a short time before his death, and will not soon be forgotten. In that essay he drew a picture of a fond father who was stricken down in the midst of life, and taken away from wife and children, just when he seemed most urgent for the education of his children, and at a time when a joyous future seemed to be looming up before the entire family. That picture well represented himself and his family.
     He was very modest and unassuming, and always had a very unfavorable opinion of his own abilities. He had a well-ordered family, and knew how to make his own home cheerful and happy. To be at his house would make you almost think you were in paradise. Methodist preachers never had a truer friend than brother Cherrington was. His happiest hours were when he was surrounded by Christian friends, and had a Methodist preacher for a guest.
     The Church has lost one of its best members; his wife a good and true husband; his
children a kind and affectionate father.

[Note: Josephus was born in 1810 and died in 1860. He was the son of William and Letitia
Cherrington. He married first Jane Johnston and second to Mary Johnston; he and Jane had six children Margaret Jane, William H., James J., Isabella, John Wesley and Mary Ellen. He is buried in Bethel Cemetery in Addison Township.]

Wester Christian Advocate by J.w. Alderman
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Cherrington, Levi
     Levi Cherrington, whose obituary, written by Rev. W.D. Cherrington, of this place, appears in our paper this week, was buried near Centreville on Wednesday last.  He left a wife and four children, two of them residing in Gallia county, Mrs. Dr. Ewing and C.W. Cherrington, and Mrs. Wm. Johnson in Adams county, and Wm. B. Cherrington, now Sheriff of Jackson county.  Deceased was one of a family of ten children, but three of whom are now living, William Cherrington of Franklin township, this county, Mrs. James Sims, of Madison, and Mrs. Mossbarger of Ross county.
     Mrs. Cherrington, widow of the deceased, was a daughter of Capt. Jordan Manring, and one of a family of nineteen children, several of whom are living in the West.  We were acqauinted with the Manring family when we were a boy.
     The deceased, Levi Cherrington, was a son of William Cherrington, and his mother was a Swisher [should be Switzer].  There were ten of the Switzer sisters, five of whom married brothers, named Hawk, John S. Hawk, of Hamden, being a son of one of them.  

[Note:  Levi is buried in New Zion Cemetery in Jackson County, 1817-1881.]

Jackson newspaper
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Cherrington, Lucinda [Wray]

     Mrs. C. C. Cherrington, of Harrison Township, died with congestion of the lungs Tuesday. She was an elderly lady and a fine woman. Her funeral services took place today at Bethesda Church.

[Note: Oct. 10, 1831 – Jan. 21, 1896; Age 64 yrs. 4 mos. 11 das.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Thursday, January 23, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Cherrington, Lucy

Death of Mrs. Cherrington
     Mrs. Lucy H. Cherrington, widow of the late Wm. Cherrington, passed away quietly at her home on 2d avenue this Monday morning, July 25th, 1910, aged 74 years. The funeral services will be conducted sometime Wednesday morning and will be private. The burial will be at Pine street cemetery beside her late husband.     Mrs. Cherrington was taken ill with acute dysentery a week ago yesterday and gradually sunk under the attack.
     She was the only child of the late Samuel Maxon and Lucy McIntosh and was born in Gallipolis. She had half sisters Hannah and Mary and half brothers John and Samuel all of whom have passed away. She was united in marriage with William Cherrington who died in November, 1897, and became the mother of one son S.M. Cherrington and daughters Jennie who died at 14, Lucy, Lida, Mrs. Hannah Owens and Mrs. Alice Culbertson all surviving but the one named.
     She was sweet dispositioned, benevolent and lovely in character and greatly admired by a host of relatives and friends.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 25, 1910
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Cherrington, Margaret Jane

     The funeral services of the late Miss Margaret Jane Cherrington were conducted at her late home on Chickamauga this Monday morning at 9:00 o'clock by Rev Arthur P. Cherrington of Grace M. E. Church of this city, Rev. Mr. Farrar of Mt. Zion Circuit and Rev. John W. McCormick of Fairfield, the interment following in the church cemetery at Bethel near her late home.
     More than ordinary interest and feeling attached to the death of this good lady who in her quiet country home which she seldom left had by some mysterious power impressed the strength and virtue of her lovable christian character upon every acquaintance she had ever made.
     She was the eldest of six in the family of Josephus and Jane Chrrington eminent, in their respectablilty and long ago residents of the home place on which she passed away her spotless life. Her mother died when she was of a tender age and she became in a manner a mother to the flock in her care for them even after her father married again, and was always regarded as the head of the household, so kindly and wise were all of her ways and manners in her home. Her very presence betoken a woman of the most superior character.
     She saw her parents and home companions fall by death, until she was survived by only one sister, Miss Mary Ellen and one brother, Mr. John Wesley Cherrington, but her best endeavors were devoted to them while she lived. Particularly sad and distressing to her was the death of her brother James in Califormia, who like herself was possessed of a sweet and amiable temperment and loved by every one. But she did not repine or grow melancholy over the death of her dear ones, but made her presence joy and sunshine to all about her, and devoted hereself more assidiuously, if possible, than ever to their comfort and happiness.
     She received an excellent education at the old tyeeum on State street and at their female afirmary at Steubenville, attending that institution with Judge Simeon Nash's daughter Mary and Mrs. William Cherrington and had a refined and highly cultivated mind and was a constant reader of the best literature.
She was sought in marriage by numberous suitors, some of them very [obit cut off]

Gallipolis paper
March 21, 1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Cherrington, Margaret J.

Miss Cherrington Dead
     Miss Margaret J. Cherrington, aged 72, died at her home on Chickamauga, last Saturday morning, of a malignant throat trouble, from which she had suffered since last September. She was a member of the M. E. church and a devout Christian. One sister, Mary Ellen, and one brother, John Wesley, survive her.
     The funeral was held at the residence at 9:30 o’clock Sunday, Rev. A. P. Cherrington officiating. Interment at Bethel by Hayward. The pall bearers were R. B. and Samuel Johnston, S. J. Gardner, C. W. and Homer Kerr, Frank Bell.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 23, 1910
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Cherrington, Mary Johnston

     Mrs. Josephus Cherrington, died at her residence in this county last Saturday evening. She was in her 79th year, and her death was caused by pneumonia. She came to this county in 1818, and in 1855 she married to Josephus Cherrington. Three step-children survive her. Mrs. Cherrington was one of the last of ladies of the Scotch who came in this county. She was buried at Bethel (Addison Township) on Sunday evening. She was a most estimable and highly respected lady, and her death is greatly regretted by her many relatives and friends.

Gallipolis Bulletin
May, 1890
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Cherrington, Pennel

Death of Honorable Pennel Cherrington
     Hon. Pinnall Cherrington [old style spelling] died Saturday morning, Aug. 15th, 1885, of Cholera Morbus, after a brief illness from the Tuesday previous.
     The subject of this sketch was born of English-American parents, Nov.20, 1802, in the State of Virginia. His parents came here when he was quite a youth and settled on the farm on Chickamauga Creek, where he has since resided. In personal characteristics he was slight in form, but erect and lithe. His habits were regular, having been a teetotaler for 50 years, and was not addicted to the use of tobacco. No one had a better claim as the typical good citizen. A consistent M.E.Churchman, fearless advocate for the right and intelligent and liberal abettor of good works, and personally popular for his geniality and fine talent, as well. He served one term in the Legislature as a candidate of the Whig party. Though not an aggressive politician, he had strong convictions and much discretion.
     He was preceded in death four years by his faithful wife, notably one of the most intelligent ladies of our county. He has living seven children:--Misses Jeanette and Letitia Cherrington at home, Mrs. c.D.
Bailey, Mrs. H.N. Bailey, John G. Cherrington, ex-Treasurer Wm. Cherrington, and Judge Tom Cherrington of Ironton, O.
     The funeral services were conducted by Rev. John W. McCormick, Sunday afternoon, and the remains interred at Bethel. A very large concourse of people gathered to pay the last respects to an honest man, good neighbor and excellent citizen.

[Note: Pennel was a son of William and Letitia Cherrington and was married to Jeanette Johnston in 1825.]

Gallipolis Journal
August 19, 1885
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Cherrington, Rosa Belle

     Feb. 12, in Springfield township, Rosa Belle, daughter of J.S. and Jennie Cherrington, in the 23rd year of her age. While young she sought and found her Saviour, who was her comfort through life and her strong support during the five weeks of terrible suffering preceding her death. In her last months she exhorted father, mother and friends to meet her in Heaven. Never have we seen earth and heaven so near together as in the last months of this dear dying girl. Her last whispers were---"Jesus is precious---blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus.
     Her funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Gibbons to a large congregation of relatives and friends.

"Oh, for the death of those
Who slumber in the Lord;
Oh, he like theirs, my last repose,
Like theirs, my last reward.

[Note: buried in Pine Hill Cemetery in Springfield Twp., 1861-1884]

Gallipolis Paper
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Cher[r]ington, Rosena Artilla

     Rosena Artilla Cher[r]ington was born Sept. 26, 1847, and died Sept. 14, 1876, aged 23 years, 11 months and 18 days. She was the youngest daughter of the Rev. A. and Catharine Martin, late of Gallia county, Ohio.
     She was married to Stewart Cherrington May 27, 1863, and leaves a husband and two children. She united with the M.E. Church about 16 years ago, and continued a member of the same until her Death.
     She retained her mental faculties until the last, and called her little sons to her and committed them to Jesus, as her Savior, and gave full evidence that she died in peace. When asked by one of her brothers if she was prepared to go, her answer was, "O yes, I am going home." She repeated the stanza, "I am going home to die no more;" and repeated, as long as she had breath, "Jesus is with me, Jesus is with me."
A Cartlich

Note: Rosena is buried in Franklin Valley Cemetery in Jackson County.

Probably Western Christian Advocate
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Cherrington, Samuel Maxon

S.M. Cherrington Dead

End Came Monday After General Physical Break Down
     Mr. S.M. Cherrington died at 11 o'clock today, Apr. 8, after being confined with illness to his home a month, and a decline in health lasting more than a year. His age was 60.
     He leaves a widow and three children--Henry of this city; Edwin, now on his way to Hawaii with a government expedition; and Lieut. Wm. cherrington, stationed in Maine. Four sisters also survive him.
     Mr. Cherrington was born and always lived in Gallipolis. He was deputy county treasurer under his father, and was engaged in business successively as Adams Express agent, Hocking Valley ticket agent, tobacconist, and insurance--the latter business for 25 years or more. He was a charter member of the local lodge of Elks, the only fraternal organization with which he was affiliated.
     In 1884 he married Miss Rowena Cook of Marietta, who survives him with their three children mentioned above. At this writing funeral arrangements have not been completed. Many friends in Gallipolis and elsewhere will be grieved by the death of Mr. Cherrington. He was an amiable and entertaining companion to those he admitted into his confidence, a man of strong opinions and dignified bearing.

[Note: He was the son of William and Lucy Maxon Cherrington.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 8, 1918
Transcribed by Henny Evans

The Cherrington Funeral
     The funeral of the late Samuel M. Cherrington will be held from the family residence on Third avenue at 10 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. Yokley. Friends of the family are invited to attend. Interment by Hayward will follow at Mound Hill cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 9, 1918
Transcribed by Henny EVans

Cherrington, Sarah

     OBITUARY - October 10 (1848) Sarah Cherrington, widow of Thomas Cherrington, and daughter of Thomas and Mary Westlake.
     She was born in New Jersey, September 17, 1782; moved with her parents to Greenbrier, Va., in 1787; joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1795, being thirteen years of age, but did not enjoy religion until she was twenty-two years of age. She with her companion, settled in Gallia county, O., in 1804. He died in 1844. Thus, only four years were left for her to journey alone. Her last illness was attending with much suffering, and was protracted eleven weeks; but the grace of God sustained her, and enabled her to die in peace. John Stewart

[Note: buried in New Zion Cemetery in Jackson County, Ohio.]

Western Christian Advocate
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Cherrington, Vivian A.

Mrs. Vivian A. Cherrington Services Set for Thursday

     Mrs. Vivian A. Cherrington, 68, wife of Judge Henry W. Cherrington and long prominent in the social life of this city died in Holzer hospital at 11 p.m. Tuesday. A resident of 639 Second Ave., she had been in declining health for the past two months and had been hospitalized about a month.
     Mrs. Cherrington was a lifelong resident born April 13, 1891, to John L. and Lula Stanley Ayres. Her marriage to Mr. Cherrington was an event of April 7, 1911 at Montgomery, W.Va.
     Two children survive, Mrs. Harmon (Henrietta) O'Brien of Syracuse and Attorney William P. Cherrington of Gallipolis. Other survivors are three granddaughters, Suzanne, Henrietta and Libby Cherrington. A sister, Miss Nina Ayres preceded her in death last July and a brother John many years ago.
     Mrs. Cherrington was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal church, the Thursday Club, French Colony Chapter DAR, and the Emblem Club.
     Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Waugh Halley Wood Funeral home. Rev. Albert Chappelear will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Pall bearers will be Paul Jarvis, Alva Shoemaker, Rupert Trout, Wayne B. Foster, Dr. Charles E. Holzer, Jr., and Jack D. Davis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 17, 1959
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Cherrington, W.D.

Rev. Cherrington Died Thursday
Well Known Methodist Preacher Passed Away of Pneumonia in Cincinnati
     Rev. Dr. W.D. Cherrington, aged 73 years of Linwood avenue, Columbus, Ohio, a former district superintendent of the Methodist conference, died Thursday evening in Christ hospital, Cincinnati, of pneumonia.
Rev. Dr. Cherrington, who had preached in the Methodist church in Covington, Ky., last Sunday morning, collasped following his sermon and was removed to the Cincinnati hospital. Later he suffered an attack of pneumonia.
     For 50 years he had been active in the Methodist conference, and for 17 years had served as district superintendent. He had been retired for two years. During his pastoral work he served congregations in Columbus, Chillicothe, Washington C.H., Newark, Circleville, London, Marietta, Athens, Lancaster, Gallipolis and Zanesville.
     Two sons survive Rev. Mr. Cherrington, Frank, a teacher in the High School of Commerce, New York, and Fred W. of 693 Whittier street, connected with the State Utilities Commission. He is also survived by two brothers and a sister.
     Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Broad Street M.E. church, Columbus, and interment was made at Delaware.

[Note: He was the son of William W. and Julia Payne Cherrington and was born in Athens County, Ohio in 1852. He died April 23, 1925 and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio. He was the great grandson of William and Margaret Hank Cherrington.]

Gallia Times
April 30, 1925
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Cher[r]ington, William

     William H. Cher[r]ington the subject of this sketch, was the son of Clement Cherrington, who was educated for the ministry in the church of England, not believing in that church he sailed for American on the day set for his trial sermon in the year 1750.
     William H. was born Oct. 7th 1802 in Greenbrier county Virginia. He came to Ohio with his parents in the year 1805, when but 3 years old; he was the first Cher[r]ington to settle in Jackson county. He attended the common schools and received a fair education. In 1825 he married Eleanor Williams and settled on a farm where he followed farming in the summer and teaching school in the winter. To them were born 5 boys and 3 girls who preceded him in death all but one girl.
     He was a thrifty industrious enterprising and law abiding citizen, being one of the first citizens he did much in organizing and building up the county. When 17 years old he was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal church. He was one of those large hearted christians that always gave of his means to the support of every good cause, thus helping to build churches, school houses &c. He was a firm believer in missions giving liberally every year to that cause. He was very prompt in attending church, his testimonies were clear and strengthening to his classmates. He had been a faithful reader of the Bible and could quote many of its promises.
     For thirty years he has had a cough which finally terminated in that dread disease consumption. He died as he lived fully trusting in Jesus. He often said he was ready and waiting the summons. March 14th 1889 he quietly passed to rest at his sisters in Franklin Township, Jackson county Ohio, aged 86 years 5 months 7 days. His funeral was conducted by the writer at Franklin Valley in the presence of a large assembly of friends, Sunday March 17, 1889 after which we laid him to rest awaitng the Resurrection. Thus ended the life on earth, of a good citizen, a faithful christian,and affectionate father. J.M. Stewart

[Note by Henny Cherrington Evans: William H. was not the son, but grandson of Clement Cherrington, who also was not likely educated for the ministry. Clement arrived in America about1728, not 1750, as a teenager, too young for such an education, and his first occupation was that of currier. William was the son of Thomas and Sarah Westlake who settled in Gallia County likely in 1805. Later their land became part of Jackson County and thus William was not the first Cherrington to live in Jackson County but one of many.]

Jackson paper
March 1889
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Cher[r]ington, William

     William Cher[r]ington was born in Gallia County, Ohio, December 10, 1814, and was married to Mary Patton March 27, 1834. Mrs. Cherrington died July 3, 1871. He afterwards was married to Margaret Vaughn, March 5, 1874. She also passed away April 27, 1883. Bro. Cher[r]ington's family consisted of three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, who died September 29, 1860, Mrs. Evaline Buckley, and Mrs. Emma Arthur.
     Bro. Cherrington joined the M.E. Church in his 14th year, and lived a consistent member of the church of his choice until his death. He served the church in the capacity of steward for many years, and was a very efficient officer, until his mind gradually began to fall, when he resigned his position as steward in the church. When in his proper mind, he was always a regular attendant to church duties, and a liberal supporter of the church of his choice. He died April 10, 1887, aged 72 years and 4 months.
P. Henry

[Note by Henny Cherrington Evans: William was the son of William and Elizabeth Cherrington Switzer. He is buried in Franklin Valley Cemetery in Jackson County, Ohio.]

Jackson paper possibly
April 1887
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Cherrington, William

Wm. Cherrington Dead
Struck by a Train Near Catlettsburg and Hurled Twenty Feet;
Lived But a Short Time...His Remains Brought to His Gallipolis Home Tuesday
     Word was received Monday evening that William Cherrington, who left this city shortly before noon that day, had been dangerously injured by being struck by a train near Ashland, Ky. A short time after, a long distance telephone message from Judge Thomas Cherrington, his brother, conveyed the sad news that he was dead from his injuries. The information spread over the city rapidly, and caused much sorrowful comment. It is not a week since Sam M. Cherrington, the son of the deceased, was stricken with apoplexy and narrowly escaped death. The details of the fatal accident are not yet all known, but the following special is in Tuesday's Commerical Tribune:
     "Catlettsburg, Ky.,Nov. 22__The westbound shuttle train at 3:55 p.m. struck and almost instantly killed Wm. H. Cherrington, a traveling salesman from Gallipolis, O. Cherrington had just stepped off the street car at Chaffee Station in the southern part of this city and had stepped on the C. & O. railroad track, intending to cross to the store of C.C. Thackson, when the shuttle train came along and struck him, throwing him over twenty feet. Cherrington traveled for the firm of S.F. Neal, a flour dealer of Gallipolis, and is connected with prominent families, both in that city and in Ironton, being a brother of Judge Cherrington, the noted lawyer of that city. His remains will be shipped to his home in Gallipolis."
     When the news was wired to Maj. S.F. Neal about 4:30 o'clock, it was so astounding that it was confusing and the full report of the awful fact could not be realized for some time and then, only in the greatest sorrow. This was the effect upon the community in which Mr. Cherrington had spent his life, and where his life had been an open book, easy and interesting to read of all men who love honor, principle, truth and manliness and whose pages were beautifully illustrated and adorned with acts of love toward parents, brothers, sisters, wife and children and deeds of kindness to all mankind. His companionship was so charming, his with so engaging, his satire so withering, his logic so irrefutable, his reading and learning so wide and diversified, that he impressed all with whom he came in contact that nature had cast him in no ordinary mould and that the clay of which he was composed was of the finest that had ever come into the hands of the potter. When such men are stricken down in a community the community feels the shock and disruption. As to what the family of such a man must feel we have no heart to tell, if we could. We draw a vail over the anguish of these hearts that are bleeding. We have no right to intrude there, but for the community we have a right to speak, and the community has a right to be heard, and it has been many days since so well proportioned, and so well rounded a man has fallen among us. There are men that rise like peaks, great on a single line of thought and action. Mr. Cherrington had been a favorite always and his death will bring sadness to every hearthstone where he is known.
     Mr. Cherrington came of good stock. His grandfather (William Cherrington) was a Pennsylvanian and settled in this county in 1805. He built the first hand mill that ever ground corn in Addison township, when Gallipolis had but two stores, when tea sold for $3 a pound and coffee for 50 cents, and there wasn't a road in the county. His grandmother came also from Pennsylvania. Her maiden name was Letitia Douglass. His father (Pennel Cherrington) was born in Greenbrier, W.Va., and in 1825 married Jennette Johnston, who was born in the city of Melrose, Scotland. They were married in Gallia county. Two finer or nobler old people ever lived in the county. They became the parents of the following children, in the following order: James J., who died in 1833; William, who died Nov. 22, 1897; Margaret, (Mrs. C.D. Bailey) yet living; Edward, who died in 1831 in California; John G., who died in 1887; Eliza (Mrs. H.N. Bailey) yet living; Thomas, a resident of Ironton and a circuit court Judge; Misses Letitia and Jennette, yet living on the old home place, a few miles from town.
     The father and mother of this large and interesting family have passed away, but not without the greatest esteem of all who knew them. The mother was known far and near for her womanly virtues. The father met with honor and preferment. He had been a trustee and Justice in his township for many years, and served two terms in the General Assembly of the State. He was a Lieutentant Colonel of the militia of the county in an early day, and was looked up to as a safe counselor and guide in all matters. The children inherited the noble qualities of both father and mother in an eminent degree. Mr. Wm. Cherrington, their second child, and subject of this sketch was born August 7, 1828. He has been in business nearly ever since reaching his majority in this city. He served as Treasurer of the county two terms. He was an ardent Republican and devotedly attached to the interests of his city. He has for several years been a traveling salesman for the Anchor Flouring Mills. He came home only a few days ago, in response to the serious illness of his only son, mentioned above.
     He leaves a widow (Lucy Maxon) and the following children who have our deepest and kindliest sympathy: Samuel M. Cherrington, Miss Birdie Cherrington, Miss Lida Cherrington, Mrs. Hannah Owens, of Cincinnati, and Miss Alice Cherrington.
     Immediately after the receipt of the news of the terrible accident Mr. Henry Neal and Mr. Heisner Maxon took a train and went down. They dispatched Tuesday morning that they would be up this (Tuesday) afternoon at 3:50. They were met at Gallipolis ferry station by Undertaker Hayward and an escort of the United Commercial Travelers, consisting of Messrs. Edward Deardorff, Harry Stockhoff, Charles Levi, J.T. Callahan, Geo. Pfeiffer and W.O. Miles. The remains were conveyed to the family residence to await the funeral and burial services to be hereafter determined. We understand Mr. Cherrington's life was insured for about

[Note: William and wife Lucy Maxon Cherrington are buried in Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis. William's grandmother Letitia was probably from Virginia and not Pennsylvania as here stated.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 23, 1897
Transcribed by Henny Evans

How the Accident Happened
Details of the Death of Wm. Cherrington
The Funeral Today
     The funeral services of the late Wm. cherrington were conducted at half-past one o'clock this afternoon by Rev. F.P. Lutz at the family residence. The interment was at the old cemetery on Pine Street, beside his daughter Jennie. The pall bearers were Messrs. James C. Bailey, Harry C. Bailey, Hollis C. Johnston, Wm. Cherrington, Heisner Maxon and Henry Neal.
     The Catlettsburg Democrat of Tuesday gives the following account of the accident: Mr. William Cherrington, of Gallipolis, aged about 65 years, and one of the most prominent traveling salesmen in the Ohio valley, was killed at 4:04 last evening at the Sandy City C. & O. crossing in the west end of this city, by "shuttle" train No. 47, due here down bound at 3:55 p.m. Mr. Cherrington traveled for the S.F. Neal Milling Company of Gallipolis, and visited this city regularly about once every week or ten days. He had been calling on the trade at Ashland and boarded the 3:45 car on the electric line, with Motorman Miller and Conductor Lawrence in charge, enroute for this city. On arriving at Sandy City he concluded to stop at Mahan's store on business for his firm. The C. & O. and street car tracks run parallel and at this point are only a short distance apart. Mr. Cherrington alighted from the car and started walking toward Mahan's store, not seeing the approaching train which was running at a rate of 25 or 30 miles an hour.
     As he walked toward the track he was on the fireman's side of the train and the engineer did not see him. The crossbeam at the top of the pilot struck the unfortunate man and hurled him 60 feet forward and to the left, falling across the rails of the east bound track. When picked up he was still alive and was placed aboard the train and taken to Ashland. In the meantime a telephone message was sent to Dr. Harry Martin, C. & O. physician who met the train at the depot. He found the man sinking rapidly and all efforts to save his life proved fruitless, for at 4:34 he breathed his last, never regaining consciousness.
The head and face were badly bruised, the skull crushed and right leg broken below the knee. The remains were taken to the undertaking establishment of T.H. Bullington and put in the best possible condition.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 24, 1897
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Chevalier, Cecil F.

Cecil F. Chevalier
     Cecil F. Chevalier, 77, of Rockbridge, died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at his residence. Born April 30, 1920, in Gallipolis, son of the late Finley and Emma Mae Chick Chevalier, he was a retired aviation mechanic from Rockwell International, Columbus, and a World War II Army Veteran. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Lancaster, and the Avery Lodge 493 F & AM of Hilliard.
     Surviving are his wife, Harriet Logan Chevalier, of Rockbridge; a son, Barry L. Chevalier of Sarasota, Fla.; a daughter, Sherry Chevalier of Bradenton, Fla.; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild; and a sister, Ella Belle McDonald of Gallipolis.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Chevalier; and a sister, Emma Frances Dabney.
     Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with Dr. Brooks W. Heck officiating. Burial will be at the Sunset Cemetery, Galloway. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4-8 p.m. on Friday. The family suggests that contributions be made to Hospice of Fairfield County, 1111 E. Main St. Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Gallipolis paper
Submitted by Charles & Fran Longsdorf, Midland, MI

Chevalier, Charles

     GALLIPOLIS - Charles N. Chevalier, 79, Lower River Road, died 8:30 p.m. Friday in Holzer Medical Center. He had been in failing health for a year. He was born in Gallia County, son of the late Charles F. and Naoma Baker Chevalier. He was a retired painter from the Gallipolis State Institute.  He had spent all of his life in the county and was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church and attended the First Nazarene Church.
     He was also a member of the American Legion Lafayette Post at Gallipolis, and a veteran of World Wars I and II. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Blanche McCalla of Gallipolis.  His wife, Bertha M. Sheets Chevalier, died in 1970. He was also preceded in death by several nieces and nephews, one brother and a sister.
     Services will be conducted Monday, 2 p.m. in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home by the Rev. John Utterback. Burial will be in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today. Military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Post 4464.

Athens Sunday Messenger
February 29, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Chevalier, Charles Sylvester

C. S. Chevalier, Clipper Mills, Dies, aged 77
Funeral Services Will Be Held At 2 Monday At Ohio Chapel M. E. Church
     Charles Sylvester Chevalier, aged 77, died at his home in Clipper Mills at 6:15 last evening. He had been in failing health for two years but up till the last few months had been a very familiar figure in Gallipolis.
     Mr. Chevalier was a native of Clay tp. He was a son of John and Frances Brown Chevalier and was born June 22, 1862. He was the last survivor of eight children. He was twice married. In 1884 he and Naomi Baker were united in marriage. She died 19 years ago. In December, 1922, he married Metta Rainer of Rio Grande, who survives him. Also surviving are four children of the first marriage, Mrs. Lilliam ?ealey, Mrs. Blanch McCalla, ?ark and Charles Chevalier, all of Gallipolis. A set of twins died in infancy.
Decedent was highly regarded in his community, was a member of Ohio Chapel for 65 years and was never happier than when in church serving his Master.
     Funeral services will be held in Ohio Chapel at 2 o'clock Monday, with burial in Mound Hill Cemetery by C. R. Halley.

[Note: Tombstone death date 1939]

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page

Chevalier, Clark

     GALLIPOLIS  -  Clark A. Chevalier, 87, of Gallipolis, died Sunday evening at the home of a son, Paul Chevalier. He had been in ill health for a long time. He was born in Gallia County, a son of the late Charles and Naoma Baker Chevalier.
     He was a retired farmer and had worked as a salesman for the H. C. Whetmore Co. He was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hattie Maggie Jackson Chevalier, who died in July, 1958.
     He is survived by four sons, Cleo, Paul, and Jacob, all of Gallipolis, and Joe of Columbus; two daughters, Mrs. Maurice (Virginia) Bane of Gallipolis and Mrs. William (Bertha) Richardson of Columbus, 24 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles N. Chevalier, and a sister, Mrs. Blanche McCalla, both of Gallipolis. Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son and a sister.
     Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. John Utterback officiating. Burial will be in the Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Athens Messenger
Monday, January 12, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Chevalier, Emma May

Mrs. Chevalier
     Emma May, wife of Finley H. Chevalier, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Chick on the Chillicothe road near this city on Tuesday, Dec. 21. She had been operated upon a few weeks previous to her death.
     She is survived by her husband, two boys and two girls, her parents, a brother John and sisters, Rosalie and Cleo. She was aged 34 years.
     For a number of years she had been a member of the Methodist Church at Ohio Chapel. Her funeral was held there Thursday, Dec. 23 by Rev. R. P. McCarley, the interment following in Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: dates from stone: 1887-1920]

Gallipolis newspaper
December 1920
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin

Chevalier, Lawrence J.

Lawrence Chevalier
     Lawrence J. Chevalier, 76, 1414 Alvina Drive, Columbus, died Monday, Jan.2, 1995 at Kobacker House in Columbus. He was a retired machinist from Dennison Apex Co. and a World War II U. S. Army veteran.
He was a member of McKendree United Methodist Church, Columbus Lodge #30 F&AM, Scottish Rite, Dennison Old Timer's Club and Oakland Park Conservation Club.
     Born Sept. 10, 1918 in Gallia County, he was the son of the late Finley and Emma Chick Chevalier.      Survivors include his wife, Louise; one son, John (Jodi) Chevalier of Delaware; one sister, Ellabelle McDonald; one brother, Cecil (Harriet) Chevalier; and three grandchildren.      He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Frances Dabney.
     Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Schoedinger North Chapel, 5554 Karl Road, where services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Sue Ellen Miller officiating. Burial will be in Northlawn Memorial Gardens, Westerville. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Riverside.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
1-3-1995 pg. A3
Submitted by Charles & Fran Longsdorf, Midland, MI                                           Top of Page

Chevalier, Permelia

Death of Aged Lady
     Mrs. Permelia Chevalier, wife of Mr. John Chevalier, of Clipper Mill, died Saturday morning at 2 o’clock, aged 75 years. She is survived by her husband, who is 80 years old, and seven sons and daughters. The funeral was Sunday afternoon at Ohio Chapel, Rev. Mr. Fields officiating, interment at Brown’s family cemetery.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, February 1, 1907
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Chic, Thomas

Death of Mr. Thomas Chic
     Thomas Chic died at his home, 513 First Avenue Wednesday evening, July 2, 1924, after five weks of serious illness at the age of 68 years. Mr. Chic leaves his widow,  Elizabeth Bostic Chic, three daughters, Mrs. Mina Day of Fostoria, O., Mrs. Ed Waugh and Mrs. Clarence Betz of this city, two sons, Ira of Gallipolis, and Charles of Portsmouth. Also one brother and three sisters.
     Funeral services will be held at the residence at 2 p.m. Saturday by Rev. Ewing.  Burial at Pine Street cemetery in charge of Wetherholt and Entsminger.

[Thomas was the son of James H Chick and Mary Broyles, copied this info from the death certificate.]

Unknown publication
Approximately July 1924
Submitted by Charles & Fran Longsdorf, Midland, MI

Chick, Berry Calvin

Death of Berry C. Chick
     Berry Calvin Chick, aged 52 years and five months, died at his home on Olive street, Saturday morning, July 14, 1923, after a long illness with cancer.  Mr. Chick was a member of the Coast Artillery in the regular army before the Spanish-American War and during the war he served with the Seventh Ohio Infantry. He leaves his widow Mrs. Leona Broyles Chick, two sons, John and Paul.  He was also the father of three children who died in infancy. The funeral services were held at St. Nicholas at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon.  Burial followed by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday July 16, 1923
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Chick, Carrie

Carrie Chick
     Carrie Chick 83, Portsmouth Road, Gallipolis, died at 9 a.m. today in Holzer Medical Center.
She retired as a telephone operator with Ohio Bell Telephone Co. in 1958 after 30 years of service.
The daughter of the late Ira and Ella Baker Chick, she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Esther Plymale of Gallipolis and Mrs. Eula McConnehea of Sarasota, Fla.
     Arrangements will be announced later by Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

Unknown publication
Thursday, November 13, 1986
Submitted by Charles & Fran Longsdorf, Midland, MI                                         Top of Page

Chick, Charles Paul

Paul Chick, 31, Dies After Long Illness
     Charles Paul Chick, 31, a familiar figure on the streets here until his health failed, died at 11:30 last night at the home of his mother, Mrs. Leoma Broyles Chick, at 73 Spruce Street. He was born and reared here and was a son of the late Berry Chick. He was never rugged and had been bedfast for months.
     Besides the mother, there survives one brother, John H. Chick. Funeral services will be held at St. Nicholas at 10:30 Friday. Burial there by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, July 25, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Chick, Chauncey

Chauncey Chick Dead
     Chauncey Chick died at his home on Second Avenue at one o’clock (this) Thursday afternoon, Oct. 24, 1918, after a two weeks illness with pneumonia. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Chick who reside on the Pete Thompson farm.
     Mr. Chick married Miss Mary Calhoun and is survived by her and one daughter, Norma. Mr. Chick was employed as train dispatcher on the K. & M. railroad and a very efficient and well liked young man. Funeral arrangements announced later.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, October 24, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Chick, Elizabeth Luella (Ella) [Baker]

Mrs. Ella Chick Dies Tuesday
     Mrs. Elizabeth Luella (Ella) Chick, 76, died Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at her home, 1824 Eastern Ave., after a lengthy illness. She had been in ill health for a period of 22 years, and bedfast for 15. Her condition became critical three weeks ago.
     Mrs. Chick was a native of Mason county, where she was born Sept. 14, 1879, daughter of the late Allen and Amelia Martin Baker. She was the last of her family, having been preceded in death by the following brothers and sisters William, Samuel, John, Charles, Mrs. Emma Queen and Mrs. Kitty Ramey. She was married to Ira Chick on Aug. 18, 1900, and he survives along with the following daughters, Miss Carrie L. at home, Mrs. S. V. (Esther) Clonch of Gallipolis, Mrs. Everette (Irene) Delaney of Evansville, Ind., and Mrs. Harry (Eulah) Mcconnehea of Lake Jackson, Tex. There are a grandson and great grandson who also survive.
     Mrs. Chick was a member of the Baptist church. The couple moved to Gallipolis in 1900 and has lived here since.
     Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m., at the C. J. Waugh Funeral home. Rev. E. C. Venz, assisted by Rev. H. M. Smith, will officiate and burial will be in Pine Street cemetery. Friends may call at Waugh's after noon on Wednesday and until the funeral hour.

Unknown publication
[no date for the paper, but Ira's obit states she died March 20, 1956.]
Submitted by Charles & Fran Longsdorf, Midland, MI                                          Top of Page

Chick, Ella M.

Mrs. Ella Chick Dead
     Mrs. Ella M. Chick, wife of James F. Chick, died at her home on the Chillicothe road Sunday morning at 6 o'clock, after an illness of several weeks of heart disease. She was 59 years of age, was the daughter of the late Marion and Rachel Trotter and was born in this city. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. Robert Johnson of Chambersburg, John of Huntington, W. Va., Miss Rosa at home and Mrs. Elman Maddy of this city, also one sister and two half sisters.
     She has been a member of Ohio Chapel M. E. Church for many years and was a devoted wife and mother.    The funeral services will be from the home Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. R. P. McCarley, the interment following at Mound Hill under the directions of Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Unknown publication in Bossard Memorial Library in Gallipolis
Submitted by Charles & Fran Longsdorf, Midland, MI

Chick, Ira H.

Ira H. Chick, Taken Friday 
     Ira H. Chick, 81, a retired concrete finisher, died at his home 1602 Eastern Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Friday.  He had been in failing health for three years, and a heart attack Friday resulted in his death.
     He was born on Little Bull Skin, this county on June 8, 1877, the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Boster Chick.  His marriage to the former Ella Baker took place in Gallipolis on aug. 18, 1900 and she preceded him in death on March 20, 1956.
     Four daughters survive, Miss Carrie Chick, an Ohio Bell telephone operator here, Mrs. Everette (Irene) Delaney and Mrs. S. V. (Esther) Plymale Clonch, both of Gallipolis and Mrs. Harry (Eulah) Mcconnehea of Middleport.
     Other survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Mabel) Betz of Gallipolis, Mrs. E. C.  (Jessie) Waugh of Portsmouth and Mrs. Harry (Mina) Burkett of Tiffin.  A surviving grandson is Garland Plymale and a great grandson is Richard Plymale.  A brother, Charles D. Chick, preceded him in death.
     Mr. Chick spent all of his life in this county with the exception of 15 years in Portsmouth.  He returned to Gallipolis in 1937 and had lived here since.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home.  Rev. Vernon Shafer will officiate and burial will follow in Pine Street cemetery.   Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday and until the hour of the service.

Unknown publication
Submitted by Charles & Fran Longsdorf, Midland, MI                                          Top of Page

Chick, James Chauncey

Chauncey Chick
     Chauncey Chick died at his home on Second Avenue Thursday, October 24, 1918 after two weeks' illness with pneumonia. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Chick, who reside on the Pete Thompson farm.
     Rev. D. F. Wood conducted the funeral services at the residence Saturday. Burial was in the Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Mr. Chick married Miss Mary Calhoun and is survived by her and one daughter, Norma. Mr. Chick was employed as train dispatcher on the K & M railroad and a very efficient and well liked young man.


Chauncey Chick
     After two week' illness with influenza, Chauncey Chick died at his home in this city Thursday. He was the son of James Chick and wife on the Peter Thompson farm in Green township. He leaves his wife, formerly Mary Calhoun, and a young daughter. The funeral was Saturday afternoon.


     Mr. James Chauncey Chick was born near Gallipolis, October 4, 1894 and died Thursday afternoon, October 24, 1918, aged 24 years and 20 days. His death was caused by pneumonia after an illness of about ten days. He was a son of Mr. and James Chick andhis wife was Miss Mary Calhoun of this city, who, with their little daughter Norma, survive him. He is also survived by his father, mother, five sisters and one brother.
     For several months previous to his death Mr. Chick had been employed as express messenger on a K & M train. He was an honest, industrious young man, devoted to his family and genial and kind to every one.
     A host of friends sympathize with the wife and little daughter and feel a personal grief over his departure. We cannot understand why he should be taken, but we must submis to the wisdom of Him who "doeth all things well.

Gallipolis Tribune
11-1-1918 Pg 4
Submitted by Charles & Fran Longsdorf, Midland, MI                                          Top of Page

Chick, James F.

James F. Chick Passes Suddenly In His 82nd Year
Funeral Is Set For 2 Thursday At Eureka
     James F. Chick died very suddenly Tuesday at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson. Mr. Chick had been here the day before and seemed about as well as usual. While seated in front of a grate fire in the Johnson home about 8:45 Tuesday morning, Mrs. Johnson heard a strange clink or rattling of the coal scuttle and then found her father collapsed and dying. His age was 81 years, 3 months, 27 days.
     His wife and five children preceded him in death, but these three children, in addition to Mrs. Johnson, survive: Mrs. Elman Maddy, Gallipolis; Mrs. Joe West, Kansas, and John Chick, Nitro.
     For many years Mr. Chick was a resident of Gallipolis and he had a wide acquaintance in the county. Once he was a central figure in a controversy relative to a local option campaign.
     Funeral services will be held at the Johnson home at 2 o'clock Thursday, with Rev. R. P. McCarley in charge. Burail in Mound Hill cemetery by Stevers.

Unknown publication in Bossard Memorial Library in Gallipolis
Wed. 1-21-1942 Front Page
Submitted by Charles & Fran Longsdorf, Midland, MI

Chick, John

     Mr. John Chick, uncle of Mrs. R. K. Sisson, died Saturday of paralysis.  Mr. Chick was more than 80 yearsof age and was from England.  He possessed many noble qualities.  He left considerable estate which he disposed of by will.


Mr. John Chick, aged 80 years, a quite wealthy bachelor, uncle of Mrs. Sisson of this city, died last Saturday. (April 1880 Gallipolis)

Unknown publication in Brossard Library in Gallipolis
April 23, 1880
Submitted by Charles & Fran Longsdorf Midland, MI                                           Top of Page

Chick, John D.

John Chick
     John D Chick, 79 a resident of 116 State St., was found dead around 8 a.m. today in front of his automobile. According to Gallia County Coroner Dr. Donald Warehime, Mr. Chick died of an apparent heart attack around 10 p.m. Sunday. He had just returned from church and was placing a blanket over the windshield of his automobile.
     He was born Jan. 7, 1896, in Ohio Twp., son of the late James and Ella Trotter Chick. He was a retired night clerk at the Libby Hotel. One son survives by a previous marriage. Two sisters survive, Rosalee West, Kanauga and Mrs. Robert Johnson, Eureka. One brother Chauncey, preceded him in death,
     He was a lifelong resident of Gallia County. He was a member of the Bell chapel Church, and was a World War I veteran.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller's Home for Funerals with Rev. Everett Delaney officiating. burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery, Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. Tuesday.


Man found dead early this morning [1-5-1976]
     John Chick, 79, a resident of State St. Gallipolis, was found dead at 7:50 a.m. today. Chick's body was found lying along side his car.
     Dr. Donald R. Warehime, Gallia County Coroner, said death was caused by an apparent heart attack. He said Chick died around 10 to 10:30 Sunday night. The body was removed to Miller's Home for Funerals.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Jan. 5, 1976
Submitted by Charles & Fran Longsdorf, Midland, MI

Chick, Joseph B.

Illness Claims Joseph Chick
Retired Foundry Man Is Stricken At His Home Wednesday
     Joseph B. Chick, 76 year old retired Crown Pipe & Foundry Co., employee, passed away at his home on Jackson route 3 Wednesday morning following an illness of two weeks. A native of Gallia county, Mr. Chick was the son of the late Jefferson and Charity Woodruff Chick.
     He is survived by his wife; three sons, Carl, of Jackson; Emory and Oakley, of Columbus; three daughters, Mrs. Violet McAffee, of Columbus; Mrs. Indials Withrow, Dayton; and Mrs. Earnestine Vulgamore, Portsmouth; three sisters, Mrs Letha Davis and Mrs. Myrtle Tope, Gallipolis; and Mrs. Allie Eisnaugle, Jackson and one brother, Theodore Chick, Jackson, Miss.
     Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Mayhew funeral home with Rev. Evan D. Jones officiating. The body may be viewed prior to the funeral at the Mayhew funeral home. Burial will be made in Fairmount Cemetery.

Unknown publication from Brossard Library in Gallipolis
Submitted by Charles & Fran Longsdorf, Midland, MI                                          Top of Page

Chick, Laura [Tope]

Laura Tope Chick Died This Morning At Vine St. Home
     Mrs. Laura Tope Chick died at her home on Vine street this morning at 6 o'clock following a lingering illness of several years. She was born October 5, 1858, the daughter of George W. and Elizabeth Donaldson Tope who lived in Walnut tp. near Patriot and was therefore in her eightieth year.
     On March 26, 1902, she married Charles Jefferson Chick who preceded her in death. She had no children of her own but the following children of her husband's former marriage survive: J.B. Chick and Mrs. A.O. Eisnaugle of Jackson, Mrs. G.W. Tope and Mrs. Cleve Davis of this city, E.E. Chick of Detroit and T.T. of Syracuse, N.Y. One brother, James F. Tope of Tampa, Fla., and one sister, Mrs. Angeline Cremeens of this county, also survive.
     Funeral arrangements which are in charge of A.E. Tope have not been completed and pending word from relatives the body will remain at the Tope funeral home.

[Note: From death certificate date of death June 13, 1938; burial at White CE in Harrison Twp.]

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

Chick, Sarah Ann

     Died, September 1st, 1862, of congestion of the brain, at the residence of Mrs. Diana Chick, in Patriot, Miss Sarah Ann Chick, in the 24th year of her age. [A lengthy eulogy follows, signed J. W.]

The Gallipolis Journal
October 2, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Chick, Thomas D.

Thomas D. Chick
     Thomas D. Chick, 63, Hilliard, O., died Sunday at the Dayton V. A. Hospital. The former Gallipolis resident was an Air Force Veteran of World War II.
     He is survived by his wife, Mary, of Hilliard. Also surviving are one sone, Danny Chick, Columbus; four daughters; Annette Thompson, Westerville; Mari Beth Williams, Dallas, TX; Robin Mayer, Columbus; and Jill Chick at home; and one sister Rosemary Davis, Columbus.
     Friends may call at the Tidd Funeral Home, Hilliard, this evening from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., with Dr. Weir Harman officiating. Burial will be at the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

[Note: son of Charles D. Chick]

Unknown publication from Brossard Library in Gallipolis
Submitted by Charles & Fran Longsdorf, Midland, MI                                          Top of Page

Childers, Anna

Mrs. Childers, 89, Succumbs
     Mrs. Anna Frances (Fannie) Childers, 89, who resided in London, Ohio, died at 7:30 p.m.Tuesday in the Madison-Ellis Convalescent Center, London. She had been ill several months.
     She was born Aug. 9, 1884, in Gallia County, daughter of the late David Allan and Margaret Ward White. She was the wife of the late John Frederick Childers. He preceded her in death in 1943. She is survived by two
children, Frank Childers, Galliipolis, and Mrs. Daniel (Eulah) Grim, London. Five grandchildren survive. She spent most of her life in Gallia County. She was a member of Old Pine Church.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Old Pine Church with
burial in Old Pine Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday.

The Daily Sentinel
October 10, 1973
Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason

Childers, John

Death of an Infant
     John, the seven months old child of J. J. Childers, sexton of Mound Hill cemetery, died Friday of pneumonia. The funeral and burial will be Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Brininstool and Undertaker Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday evening, January 23, 1904
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Childers, Mae Lucille [Benson]

Mae Lucille Childers
     Mae Lucille Childers, 67, of Proctorville, died Sunday at Holzer Medical Center. She was born on August 30, 1919, in Lawrence County, a daughter of Oscar and Mandy Benson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wheeler Childers. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mae Green of Crown City, Mrs. Dora Fuller of Huntington, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; one sister, Dora Justice of Proctorville; and one brother, Armour Benson of Clayton, Ind.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville. The Rev. George Halley will officiate. Burial will be at McCormick Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m.

[Note: Mae Childers died June 7, 1987.]

Unknown newspaper
Unknown date
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow

Childers, Marietta [Wickline]

Death of an Aged Lady
     Mrs. Etta Childers, widow, and mother of Mr. Fred Childers who was the candidate on the Democratic ticket for Sheriff, died Saturday and was buried today at Old Pine church.  She was a very estimable old lady, her husband dying five or six years ago.

[Note: b. January 1831 and died February 12, 1910.  Husband was Levi Childers.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday February 14, 1910
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Childers, Tishie M. [Lee]

Mrs. Childers, 81, Claimed Early Today
     Mrs. Tishie M. Childers, 81, of 40 Vinton Ave., who suffered a stroke at 7 a.m. today, died in Holzer hospital at 9:30 a.m. She had been in failing health since last November, when she fell and fractured her hip.
Mrs. Childers was born on Sept. 4, 1879 at Gallia, the daughter of the late Andrew and Eliza McDaniel Lee. Her marriage was to Orn Childers and he preceded her in death on Aug. 22, 1954. She had been a resident of Gallipolis since 1930.
     Two children who survive are Mrs. Raymond (Lexie) Shelton, with whom she made her home, and a son, Walter L. Childers of El Segundo, Calif. There are three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Childers was a member of the Souders Baptist Church at Gallia. The body is at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, May 20, 1961

Mrs. Childers Rites Scheduled Tuesday
     Services for Mrs. Tishie M. Childers, 81, who died Saturday morning in Holzer hospital following a stroke will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Gallia Baptist church. Dr. Howard G. Young will officiate. There will be a brief prayer service at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home at 12:45 p.m. before the funeral party leaves for Gallia. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. today.
     Mrs. Childers, former Tishie Lee was married to Mr. Childers on Jan. 24, 1901 and he preceded her in death on Aug. 22, 1954.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 22, 1961
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Christy, John Millard (Bert)

J. M. (Bert) Christy, 88, Dies Monday
     John Millard (Bert) Christy, 88, died at 12:55 p.m. Monday at his home on Lower River Rd. He had been in failing health for 10 years, but his condition did not become serious until the past weekend. Mr. Christy was a native of Mason county, but had lived in this community since 1907. He was employed at the Gallipolis State Institute for 40 years retiring in 1945. He was born in Mason county on March 14, 1872, the son of the late Henry and Mary Holley Christy. His marriage was to the former Gertie Carter on March 11, 1911. She survives. One daughter, Mrs. Homer (Bessie) Walters preceded him in death on Dec. 28, 1959.
     In addition to his wife he is survived by one grandson, six great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. Three brothers and two sisters, William, Walter, George, Mrs. Emma Withers and Mrs. Alice Terry preceded him in death.
     Mr. Christy was a member of the First Baptist church and Modern Woodmen Lodge. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Dr. Howard G. Young will officiate and burial will follow in Pine Street cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, January 3, 1961
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Christy, Mary Elizabeth [Ward]

Mrs. Mary E. Christy Dead
Follows Husband In Two Days
     Mrs. Mary E. Christy, wife of Walter Christy, who died Tuesday, passed away at her home Thursday, Feb. 5, 1920, at 5 p.m. of apoplexy, having just returned from her husband's funeral and lady down to rest when the final call came.
     She was born in this county January 24, 1852 and was a good Christian lady, a devout member of the M.E. Church and was loved by all who knew her. No children but several sisters survive. She belonged to the Daughters of America Lodge.
     The funeral will be conducted from her home by Rev. Mr. Wood Saturday at 10 a.m., interment to follow at Pine Street Cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 7, 1920

Mrs. Mary E. Christy
     Mrs. Mary E. Christy, widow of Walter Christy, who died on Tuesday of last week, passed away Thursday soon after returning from her husband's funeral. She was a native of this county, born in 1852 and a good woman. The funeral was Saturday morning by Rev. D. F. Wood.

[Note: Mary was 68 years 11 days Parents Jacob Ward and Polly Bickle. Buried in Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis Township. Her husband, Walter Scott Christy, was born May 17, 1855 in WV and died Feb. 3, 1920 in Gallia County; aged 64 years 8 months and 11 days. He was an Engineer. Parents: Henry Christy (OH) and Mary Holly (WV) Burial: Pine Street Cemetery.]

Gallia Times
Feb. 12, 1920
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Christy, Walter

Walter Christy Dead
Veteran Engineer At The Epileptic State Hospital Passes
     Mr. Walter Christy, formerly an engineer at the O.H.E., died at his home on upper Second Avenue at 3 o'clock Tuesday morning, Feb. 3, 1920, after several months illness with diabetes. He was aged 65 years and has been a resident of this city for twenty-five years, having been a trusted employee at the O.H.E. for twenty years and has a wide circle of friends here.
     He is survived by his widow, Mary E. Ward Christy, the only child dying over twenty years ago, one sister, Mrs. John Withers and one brother, Bert Christy, both of this city.
He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge.
     The funeral will be held from his late home Thursday at 10 A.M. conducted by Rev. Mr. Wood, interment at Pine Street Cemetery by Wetherholt and Entsminger under the auspice of the I.O.O.F. lodge.

[Note: Walter Scott Christy born May 17, 1855 in WV; died Feb. 3, 1920; aged 64 years, 8 months and 17 days of age. Parents: Henry Christy and Mary Hally]

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb. 2, 1920
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Church, Cora J.

Cora Church Dies on Bladen Route
     Miss Cora J. Church passed away at 5 o'clock Sunday evening at the home of her sister, Mrs. Bertie Sheets, on Bladen rural route. She had been ill three weeks. Her age was 66 years, 9 months, 4 days. She was the daughter of the late Alexander Church.
     Surviving besides the sister is a brother, E.A. Church of Crown City, and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 Tuesday at the Mercerville Baptist Church with Rev. Earl Cremeens in charge. Burial in Mercerville cemetery by Stevers Funeral Service.

[Note: From Stone 1872 - 1939]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Date unknown - 1939
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                     Top of Page

Church, Edward H.

Edward Church Services Sunday
Farmer Claimed At Home Thursday
     Funeral services for Edward H. Church, 80, will be held at 1 PM Sunday in the Mercerville Church, the Rev. Oma Williams officiating, and Miller's Home for Funerals will bury the body in Ridgelawn Cemetery there.
     Mr. Church, a farmer for most of his life, died at 1:15 AM Thursday at his home here, to which he had moved six months ago just before he became bedfast from an illness of two years' duration.
He had retired from farming, an activity in which he engaged industriously and successfully, three years ago. His farm was on State Rt. 218, near Mercerville.
     Oct 8, 1891, in Gallipolis, Mr. Church married Lorena Fillinger, the Rev. Timothy Hally officiating. Besides his widow, he is survived by these sons ans daughters: William and Emmett, Bladen; Murray, Crown City; Walter, Delaware; Mrs. Cecil (Letha) Sheets, Crown City; Mrs. George (Frances) LeNoir, Akron; Mrs. Donald (Alma) Johnson, Alliance; Mrs. J. L. (Myrtle) Rinehart, Gallipolis. One child died in infancy. Surviving are also 26 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
     Born Dec. 15, 1869, at Athalia, Lawrence County to Alexander and Frances Tucker Church, the decedent was a member of the Swan Creek Grange. Friends may call at his late residence, 553 Fourth Ave. (the former Paul Grover home), after 2 PM Saturday.

[Note: from stone d 1950]

Gallipolis Daily Trbune
No date
Transcribed by Jean Yount       

Church, Ethel E.

Mrs. Church, 71, Succumbs Early Today
     Mrs. Ethel E. Church, 71, Eureka Star Route, died at 11 a.m., today in Holzer Hospital. She had been admitted there three hours earlier in the day. She had been in failing health for four months, but only serious since last night.
     She was born on Sept. 13, 1896, in Guyan Twp., daughter of the late Lornzo and Pheobe Thompson Brumfield. She married William M. Church in April, 1919. He survives, along with the following children: Miss Imogene Church, Eureka Star Route; Edward Dow Church, Cleveland; Melvin Lee Church, Eureka Star Route and Miss Irene Church, at home.
     One infant brother preceded her in death. Three grandchildren survive, along with one sister, Mrs. Gilbert (Mary) Boster, Thurman, and two brothers, Earl Brumfield, Gallipolis and Hershel Brumfield, Rt. 1, Crown City.
     She was a member of the Mercerville Baptist Church.
The body is at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Services will be announced.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, January 19, 1968

Services Held Today
     Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel E. Church, 71, who died at 11 a.m. Friday in Holzer Hospital, were held today at 2 p.m. at the Mercerville Baptist Church under the direction of Rev. Bruce Unroe. Burial was in Ridgelawn Cemetery in Mercerville.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 22, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page

Church, Frances Eileen

Pneumonia Fatal to Church Baby
     Frances Eileen, daughter of Stanley and Clarice Fife Church of Crown City, died at 7 o'clock Saturday evening at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington after a brief illness of pneumonia. Had she lived 12 days longer she would have been one year old.
     Survivors besides the parents are four sisters and a brother; Loretta 14, Irena 12, Emma Jane 10, Naomi 8, Richard 6 and two grandparents, Mrs. Emma Church of Crown City and Joseph Fife of Eureka.
     Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home by Rev. Oma Williams. Burial was in the Crown City Cemetery by F.L. Stevers.

[Note: stone reads: 1941-1942.....death certificate shows born March 24, 1941; died March 14, 1942]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Church, Georgia L. [Shriver]

     Georgia L. Church, 80, Gallipolis died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999 in Holzer Medical Center. Born July 29, 1918 in Guyan Township, Gallia County, daughter of the late Henry and Grace Barry Shriver, she was a homemaker.
     She was also preceded in death by her husband, Murray E. Church; a son Jerry A. Church; two stepchildren, Murray F. Church and Gaye Halley; a sister Wilma sheets; and three brothers, Ogle Shriver, Lawrence Shriver and John Shriver.
     Surviving are two daughters, Joyce (Cody) Boothe of Crown City, and Virginia Walter of Gallipolis; two stepdaughters, Lenore Saunders of Charleston, W. Va., and Lavada Dulaney of Gallipolis; a stepson, Larry Church of Crown City; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Homer Shriver of Crown City; and a sister, Elizabeth Parsons of Crown City.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Alfred Holley and the Rev. Charles Lusher officiating. Burial will be in the Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 21, 1999
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                  Top of Page 

Churchill, Eunice [Cochran]

Gage Resident Claimed By Death
     Mrs. John Churchill, 60, died at 7:30 a.m. today in her two year old home near Gage, across the creek from her birthplace.
     In 1945, the Churchills- he a retired garageman- came back from Cincinnati, where they had spent most of the 30 years of their married life, and built their cottage. She was the former Eunice Cochran.
     Born Sept. 21, 1887, to Charles and Anna Davis Cochran, the decedent is survived by her widower and these brothers and sisters: Charles C. Cochran, and Mrs. L. Bush, Gallipolis; Dewey Cochran, Robert Cochran, and Mrs. Jane Wingerdern, Cincinnati; Mrs. George Jordan, Indiana, Pa.; Mrs. Mary Jones, Columbus; and Mrs. Ella Jones, Bidwell.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Alexander Church. Burial will be made by Miller's Home for Funerals in the Hulbert Cemetery, where her mother and father are interred. The Rev. Lowell Nihizer will be the officiating minister. The body will be at the funeral home until taken to the church.

[Note: From death certificate date of death January 8, 1948.]

Newspaper (prob. January 1948, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Cochran file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders

Circle, Gilbert M.

Gilbert Circle, Restaurant Operator, Dies At Age 55
     Gilbert M. Circle, 55, a well-known restaurant operator in Gallipolis and Pomeroy, died at 5 a.m. today in Holzer Hospital, where he had been a patient for eight days. He had suffered several heart attacks in recent years. He resided at 336-½ Second Avenue.
     Mr. Circle was born May 19, 1908 at Racine, son of the late Augustus and Helen Tall Circle. He spent his early years in Meigs County. On Dec. 24, 1930, he was married to the former Gay McDonald at The Plains. She survives along with a son, Dean Circle, of Gallipolis. There are two granddaughters. Other survivors are two brothers and a sister, Wilmer Circle, of Gallipolis, Arthur Circle of Toledo and Mrs. Wilbur (Audrey) Theobald of Middleport. Two brothers preceded him in death in infancy.
     Mr. Circle worked in Nelsonville for a number of years as a meat cutter and the family came to Gallipolis in 1952, where they opened two restaurants. Later they opened a similar establishment in Pomeroy. In Mr. Circle’s early Meigs County years, he worked in coal mines.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Home for Funerals, Rev. Glen Hueholt will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, July 2, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron