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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

Radekin, Mae [Hummerich]

Mrs. Radekin Dies, Aged 55
     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Mae Radekin, 55, of 1066 First Ave., died at 11 a.m. Sunday, after an illness of seven months. Mrs. Radekin was born at Northup March 14, 1897, the daughter of Jacob and Savannah Houck Hummerich. She was married to Newt R. Radekin Nov. 12, 1920, in Columbus, and the couple made their home there until about eight years ago, when they returned to Gallia County.
     She was a member of the Grace Methodist Church, the Order of Eastern Star, Grace Church WSCS, and the Progressive Bible Class.
     Survivors include the husband, of the Gallipolis address; the father, who lives in Tampa, Fla.; two brothers, Elmer Hummerich of Tampa, and Robert Hummerich of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Tope of Tampa, and Mrs. Alice Wishon of Columbus.  Another brother preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be conducted at the C. J. Waugh funeral home at 2 p.m. Wednesday, by the Rev. Paul Niswander. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home. Pallbearers have been selected as follows:  Craig D. Slagle, John Morgan, John Mootz, Raymond Shato, William Sigler and Roy Bartlett.

Athens Messenger
Monday, February 9, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Radekin, Newt R.

N. R. Radekin, WWI Veteran, Is Claimed At 69
     Newt R. Radekin, 69, a veteran of World War I, and a resident of 1066 First Ave., died at his home at 3 p.m. Thursday. He had been in failing health for five years, and his condition had been serious for three weeks.
     Mr. Radekin had been a bus driver for 25 years in Columbus before coming to Gallipolis 20 years ago. He was the owner and operator of the Riverside Motel.
     He was born in Vinton April 19, 1896, son of the late George W. and Elizabeth Calhoun Radekin. He was twice married, his first being to the former Mae Hammerick, who died Feb. 8, 1953. His second marriage was to the former Myrtle Church on May 5, 1954, and she survives. A sister, Mrs. Will (Grace) Troth of Gallipolis survives. Brothers who preceded him in death were Elva, Frank, Richard, Edward, Luther and George.
     Mr. Radekin was a member of Grace Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge in Columbus, Scottish Rite, Aladdin Shrine, Gallipolis Shrine Club, and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday (DST) at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Rev. Hughey Jones will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The following will serve as pallbearers; Elmer E. Caldwell, Craig Slagle, P. D. McCreedy, John E. Halliday, John Morgan and Raymond Shato.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 2, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Rader, [unknown first name]

     Undertaker Wetherholt went to Blessing Bridge today to bury a child of Mr. John Rader who died Tuesday of whooping cough, a little boy six years old.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 5)
Monday, October 12, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Rader, Bernice Laferne [Rader]

Mrs. H. M. Rader Dead
     Bernice Laferne Rader, aged 29, wife of Howard M. (Clem) Rader, died Wednesday evening, Dec. 14, 1921, at 9 o’clock. Mrs. Rader was a fine lady with many friends here who will regret to hear of her death. She leaves a husband and two children, one a baby of ten days.
     The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence, Rev. Peirce having charge of the services, followed by the burial at Mound Hill Cemetery by Geo. J. Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 16, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Rader, Catherine [Rader]

Death of Catherine Rader
     Aunt Katy Rader, widow of Abraham Rader, of Green Township, died Tuesday, Mar. 6, 1900, at 11:30 a.m. She was 86 years old the Sunday before her death. She leaves three sons and one daughter—Elizur C., Reuben W., Ulysses M., and Mrs. Mary Payne.
     The interment at Centenary Thursday at 12 noon by Wetherholt, with Rev. Mr. Brady in charge of the funeral. She lived and died on the old homestead, her death being due largely to the natural weaknesses of extreme old age—one great grandchild being hers.
     She was laid out on the same board and between the same sheets used after the death of one of her sons in 1860.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Wednesday, March 7, 1900
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Rader, Clyde

The Rader Funeral
     Clyde Rader, who died at Fostoria Saturday, of pneumonia, will be buried from Silas Gilbert’s residence at 2 o’clock Tuesday. The Rev. W. E. Ewing will be in charge, with the Jr. O. U. A. M., and the interment at Mound Hill will be by Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 21, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Rader, Elizabeth [Cloud]

Aged Mrs. Rader Dies Today
Rites Sunday
     Mrs. Elizabeth F. Rader, who was 87 years old on March 9, died this morning at the home of Thomas Quickle in Vinton, where she had lived for the last ten years.
     Mrs. Rader was a native of Page County, Virginia and her maiden name was Cloud. She was the widow of John F. Rader, who died 29 years ago and left no immediate relatives.
     Funeral services will be held at the Quickle residence Sunday morning at 8:30 by Rev. J. B. Stephenson after which or about 9 a.m. the body will be taken for burial in the Milford Center cemetery, near Marysville, for interment by H. Kerr Butler.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 19, 1937
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin

Rader, Emory

Emory Rader, 98, Oldest Male Of County, Succumbs
     Emory Rader, who for several years had been acclaimed Gallia county’s oldest male resident, died late Friday night at the home of a niece, Mrs. Minnie Skinner of Yellow Springs, Ohio. He would have been 99 next Feb. 3. Funeral services were held at 1 o’clock Sunday at Centenary, in charge of Rev. Clinton Hall. Burial in Mound Hill cemetery by O. E. Elliott. Mr. Rader had been in pretty good health up to the day he died. Mr. Elliott left too early Saturday morning for Yellow Springs and returned too late in the day to communicate a death message to The Tribune and no one else evidently undertook to do so.
     Though a native of Virginia, Mr. Rader spent most of his life at Northup. In late years he had spent the winters with nephews and nieces, but he generally spent the summers at his own place a short distance up Raccoon from Northup village. He never married.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, November 18, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Rader, Frank

     In the quiet hours of the dawning of Saturday, December 21, the death angel came through the room and claimed our dear brother, Frank. Although his suffering was great, he was waiting for him.
     Frank Rader was born June 23, 1904; and departed this life December 21, 1946 at the age of 42 years and six months.
     He was the son of the late John L. and Rose Harrington Rader. He leaves to mourn his death two brothers; Reverend Glenn Rader of Middleport, Ohio; William Rader of Cheshire; one sister, Mrs. Verna Blazer of Gallipolis, and many other relatives and friends.

'Tis hard to break the tender core
When love has bound the heart
'Tis hard, so hard, to speak the words:
"We must forever part."

Dearest loved one we must lay thee
In the peaceful grave's embrace
But thy memory will be cherished
'Till we see thy heavenly face.

[Note: From Stone - Mina Chapel, Green Twp.]

Gallipolis paper
December 1946
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                    Top of Page

Rader, George

George Rader
     George Rader, of Green township, of whom mention was made last week, died at his home near Harrington’s mill, on Thursday, March 1, 1894. Mr. Rader was born near Graham’s Station, W.Va., February 1810, and was over 84 years of age. He was married in 1836 to Mary Day, and his is the first death in the family. Mr. Rader leaves three sons, John A., G. H., and E. S. Rader of Northup, Ohio, and one daughter, Mrs. Cal. Rose of Pliny, W. Va.; also an adopted daughter taken when 18 months old, Miss Viola Robinson and raised to womanhood.
     Uncle George, as he was known throughout the county, was one of the best citizens, perfectly upright in his dealings with his fellowmen, and few men in so long and useful life passes to rest with so many, warm personal friends as he.
     His burial was conducted by Wetherholt, at Centenary, at 12 o’clock, March 3d.

Gallipolis Journal
March 7, 1894
Contributed by Henny Evans                                                                         Top of Page

Rader, John A.

     Mr. John A. Rader died at his home at Northup Friday night, May 9, 1924, at the age of 87 years. He leaves four sons, R. C. and Carl of Northup, Lee and Kit of Columbus and one daughter, Mrs. F. M. Wray of Northup. Burial was at Centenary Sunday by Undertaker Wm. Phillips of Waterloo.

[Note: burial in Centenary cemetery in Green Township; no headstone]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 12, 1924
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig

Rader, Lecta

Death of Miss Lecta Rader
Death called from the scenes of earthly labor Friday night at 9 o’clock, Miss Lecta Rader, of Green township. Deceased was the youngest daughter of John J. Rader and bore the sufferings attending dropsically affection [sic] for over two years. All during her lingering sickness, she awaited the final parting with calmness and when her summons came, she closed her eyes with the assurance that she would find her home among those whose [unreadable text] was in accord with the wishes of the Savior.
     She was born in this county and a lady whose virtues are worthy of emulation. She leaves a sorrowing father, sister and three brothers, viz: Mrs. T. M. Ray, Victor L., Emory L. and “Kit” Rader. Rev. Rice officiated at her funeral, which occurred at Asbury Chapel Sunday, interment following at Centenary. Deceased was about 21 years of age.

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, May 18, 1897
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Rader, Neal

     Neal Rader, the twelve year old son of Mr. and Mrs. S.P. Rader, died at their home on Niel Avenue, last Friday of pneumonia. The funeral services were conducted Sunday morning by Mr. E.L. Menager, interment at Centenary. Neal was the oldest boy and was nice little fellow and the sorrowing parents will have the sympathy of everyone.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, May 20, 1904
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Rader, W. M. (Dick)

"Dick" Rader , 80, Died 1:30 A.M.
     W.M. (Dick) Rader, well known in business circles in this county for half a century, died at 1:30 this morning at his home on Fourth and Pine. It was generally known that he was critically ill. He was in his 81st year, but he never looked or acted like an elderly man and had been quite active until the last year or so.
     A telephone message was received by The Tribune to the effect that the funeral will be held at the Northup Church at 2 p.m. Friday. The body was taken to O. E. Elliott's Mortuary.
     Among the survivors are his second wife, who was Elizabeth Gladman and three granddaughters living in Cleveland.
     Mr. Rader was one of the first to open a garage here at the beginning of the "automobile age" and his place of business was on State St, where Earl Moore is planning to erect a new building.
     Up to 1 p.m. repeated efforts to obtain some biographical data about Mr. Rader proved futile. He had lived at various places in the county, including Rio Grande and had a wide circle of friends.

[Note: stone...Mound Hill Cemetery 1865-1946. Death Certificate..William McClanahan Rader born Sept. 25, 1865; died Feb. 19, 1946; 80 years 4 months and 23 days of age. Parents: Cornelius Rader and Elizabeth Howard. Burial Mound Hill Cemetery]

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

Radford, John

     Died on Friday the 20th instant, in Ohio Township, Gallia County, Mr. John Radford, aged 46 years, a native of England.

[Note: The Gallia Gazette was published a short time beginning in 1819. There is only one partial roll of microfilm available at Bossard Memorial Library and this is the first obituary on the website taken from it. Kudos to Deanna for finding and using it!]

The Gallia Gazette
Aug. 27, 1819
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow

Ragan, Florence L. [Roush]

     Florence L. Ragan, 90, of Gallipolis, “Went to be with the Lord” on Monday evening, Jan. 26, 2009, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Oct. 23, 1909, in Gallia County (Cheshire area), daughter of the late Orestes and Lottie Vance Roush. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Thomas E. Ragan, whom she married on June 8, 1928, and he preceded her on Feb. 15, 1992. Also preceding her are one son, Paul Ragan; one granddaughter; five brothers; three sisters; one daughter-in-law, Mary Ragan; and one son-in-law, Frank Stewart.
     Florence retired from the Gallipolis Developmental Center and she was a member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by three children, Thomas A. (Sue) Ragan of Kerr, Joan Stewart of Xenia, and Betty (Lowell “Buz”) Call of Gallipolis, and 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her caregiver, Donna Stewart, who gave her loving care for the last four years. Florence will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at the First Baptist Church, with Pastors Alvis Pollard and Joseph Godwin officiating. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m., and on Friday, one hour prior to the services. The grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Harold Walker, Roger Hood, Homer Johnson and Ray Stewart.
Arrangements are by the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the Betty Stam Class, in care of the First Baptist Church, 1100 Fourth Ave., Gallipolis, Ohio 45631. An online registry is available at

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Raike, Artie [Rupe]

     GALLIPOLIS – Artie Raike, 72, Gallipolis, died Friday morning, Jan. 26, 2007, at Overbrook Rehabilitation Center in Middleport. Born Jan. 22, 1935, in the Kyger community in Gallia County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Violet D. Langford Rupe.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dana M. Raike; three brothers; Emory, Robert and Ura Grover; and a sister, Wanda Rupe.
     Artie was a graduate of Cheshire High School, and was a homemaker. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, and served as the treasurer of the Cheshire Alumni Association.
     She is survived by a daughter, Terry (Dave) Burnett of Gallipolis; a sister, Ina Louise Johnson of Sarasota, Fla.; a brother, Arthur (Carol) Rupe of Gallipolis; a sister-in-law, Norma Grover of Albuquerque, N. M., and several nieces and nephews.
     Service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Bob Powell officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 600 2nd Ave., Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.

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

Raike, Betty J. [Casey]

Kanauga Resident Found Dead
     Mrs. Betty J. Raike, 77, a resident of 125 River St., Kanauga, was found dead in her home at 10:15 p.m. on Saturday. A neighbor had noted that there had been no sign of life around the home for a couple of days and called the sheriff’s department. Deputies Ivan Fife and Loren Kerr went to the scene and broke into the home finding the woman dead on the floor. She had been dead apparently for two days.
     Mrs. Raike was the widow of Benjamin D. Raike. She was born in Mason county, W. Va., Sept. 7, 1885, the daughter of the late James and Catherine Richards Casey. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Wetherholt-Elliott-Sanders Funeral home. Dr. Howard G. Young will officiate.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 17, 1962
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                  Top of Page

Raike, Dana [McKinley]

     GALLIPOLIS - Dana McKinley Raike, 74, Gallipolis, (Kanauga Community) died Monday, May 29, 2000 in Holzer Medical Center. Born June 3, 1925 in Henderson, W. Va., son of the late John McKinley and Lena Mae Witham Raike, he retired from Central Trust Bank after 28 years of service.
     Surviving are his wife, Artie Rupe Raike; a daughter, Terry Raike of Gallipolis; and a brother John (Phyllis) Raike of Columbus. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Norma Jean Raike.
     Services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 1, 2000 in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with Dr. Robert Ingram officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, May 30, 2000
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Raike, James C.

     KANAUGA - James C. Raike, 73, of Kanauga, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday in Holzer Medical Center.  A retired miller of Gallia Produce Co., he was a son of the late David and Sarah Ellen Smith Raike. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Hatten, Kanauga, and several nieces and nephews.
     Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at McCoy-Wetherholt Funeral Home by the Rev. Freeland Norris. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday, from 7 to  p.m.

Athens Messenger
Wednesday, December 10, 1969
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Raike, John

     John Raike, 79, a resident of 461 Pike St., Kanauga, died unexpectedly at 11:45 a.m. Sunday in Greenup, Ky. He had been in failing health several years. Mr. Raike was a retired self-employed river captain on the Edward Boggs.
     He was born Aug. 14, 1896 in Millwood, W. Va., son of the late William P. and Mary Jane Fetters Raike. Mr. Raike is survived by his wife, Lena May Witham Raike, whom he married July 16, 1919 in Pt Pleasant. Two sons survive, John Raike, Columbus, and Dana Raike, Gallipolis. One daughter preceded him in death. Three grandchildren survive.
     One sister survives, Mrs. Mae Morrow, Pt. Pleasant, along with one brother, Douglas Raike, Gallipolis Ferry. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. He was a member of Fair Haven Methodist Church, Lafayette Post No. 27, American Legion. He was a World War I veteran.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fair Haven Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Beagle officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, June 1, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Raike, Lena M.

     Lena Mae Raike, 90, 461 Pike Street, Kanauga, died Monday morning at Overbrook Center in Middleport. Born June 6, 1899, in Gallipolis, she was the daughter of the late William and Lydia R. (Betz) Witham.
     Preceding her in death was her husband, John Raike, on May 30, 1976, whom she married July 16, 1919 at Point Pleasant, WV. Also preceding her in death was one daughter, three sisters and four brothers. She is survived by two sons, John B. Raike of Columbus and Dana M. Raike of Gallipolis and three grandchildren.
     She was a member of the Fair Haven Methodist Church, WSCS and CIC of Fair Haven Methodist Church. Services will be Wednesday, 1 p.m. at the Fair Haven Methodist Church with the Rev. Debbie Foster, officiating. Burial will be in the Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, 6-9 p.m. at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 27, 1989
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Raike, Lydia A. [Long]

Mrs. Ben Raike Dies Last Night; Rites Are Sunday
Mrs. Lydia A. Raike, wife of Ben E. Raike, died Thursday evening at her home in Kanauga. Mrs. Raike was born 65 years ago last Feb. 6 in Greenup County, Ky., the daughter of Wm. H. and Andromedia Kritser Long.
     In addition to the husband, who is a well-known river man, she is survived by three sons, Ralph of Henderson, W. Va., Harry of Greenup, Ky. and Kenneth Raike, with the U. S. Coast Guard at Cincinnati. Two daughters died in infancy.
     She also leaves the following brothers and sisters; Samuel Long of Marcelona, Mich. and Henry Long, whose address was not known; Mrs. Bertha Green, Franklin Furnace, Mrs. Prudence Fannin and Mrs. Zara Fullen of New Boston.
     Mrs. Raike joined the Christian Church in her early life. She was a devoted wife and mother and her pleasing personality made her many close friends.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, at 2 o’clock EWT at the Kanauga Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, October 8, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Raike, Mary Jane [Fetters]

Mrs. Raike, 75, Died Early Today
     Mrs. Mary Jane Raike, widow of William Raike, died at 2 o’clock this morning at the home of her son, Douglas Raike, on the West Virginia side of the river and across from the Courthouse. She would have been 75 on March 26 and had been in poor health for a year.
     Mrs. Raike was a daughter of Dan and Sarah Shaw Fetters and was born at Greenup, Ky. Her husband died 32 years ago. They are survived by three children, besides the one named: John Raike, Kanauga, Mary Morrow, Pt. Pleasant, and Ethel Hill, Gallipolis. Two brothers and three sisters survive Mrs. Raike: Dan, Lucy and Maggie Fetters, all of Indiana, Ellis Fetters, Fullerton, Ky., and India Murray, Portsmouth.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. E. C. Venz at the Kanauga Methodist Church at 2 o’clock Friday. Burial in Mound Hill cemetery by A. E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 4, 1942
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Raike, Norma Jean

Norma Raike Dies At Kanauga Home
     Norma Jean Raike, whose condition was known to be hopeless, died at 7:30 last night at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Raike, in Kanauga. She was 14 on August 2 and had been ill since July, suffering from a malignant ailment.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 Friday at the Kanauga Church, with Rev. E. C. Venz in charge. Interment at Mound Hill by A. E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, October 23, 1941
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Raines, Allie Jane

Gallia Native Dies In Beckley, W. Va.
     Mrs. Allie Jane Raines, 97, a native of Gallia county, and resident of 302 Adams Ave., Huntington, died Thursday in a Beckley, W. Va. hospital.
     Mrs. Raines was born in this county March 17, 1868, daughter of the Late Felix and Melissa Cranston Van Fleet. Her husband, James Perry Raines, died in 1922.
     She was a member of the Baptist Temple. Survivors include three sons, Auris Raines of Chase, Md., Joseph V. Raines of Baltimore, Md., and Leo Raines of Rt. 1, Chesapeake. There are four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Chapman Funeral Home, Huntington.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 2, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                   Top of Page

Rainey, Marion Waugh

M. W. Rainey, 62, Succumbs Suddenly
     Marion Waugh Rainey, 62, a resident of Rt. 1 Gallipolis, died suddenly at 3:30 p.m., Sunday in Pleasant Valley Hospital. He was an employe of the West Virginia Malleable Iron Co., for 46 years, as a moulder.
     He was born in Mason county, W. Va., on Sept. 3, 1904, son of the late Columbus and Effie A. Gaskins Rainey. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Spears Rainey, and two daughters and three sons, Mrs. Joann Board of Columbus, Miss Linda Rainey, at home, Leonard Rainey of Rt. 1 Gallipolis, Marion Rainey, at home, Edward Rainey of Westminster, Md. There are 11 grandchildren.
     Other survivors are four sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Minnie Peters of Gallipolis, Mrs. Alice Thompson and Cebert Rainey, both of Pt Pleasant, Mrs. Eleanor Hall of Oxford, Pa., Mrs. Okalla Berkley of Columbus, and Hubert Rainey of Columbus.
     Mr. Rainey was a member of the Addison Methodist Church, and the Ohio Grange. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, at the Addison Methodist Church, Rev. Robert Rider will officiate. Burial will be in Addison-Reynolds Cemetery under direction of the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the services. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 5, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Rainey, Virginia M. [Spears]

Virginia Rainey     
     Virginia M. Rainey, 71, a resident of 49 Pine St., Gallipolis, died in Holzer Medical Center around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. She had been in failing health several years. She was a foster grandparent at the Gallipolis State Institute before her health began to fail.
     She was born March 13, 1908, in Hogsett, W. Va., daughter of the late Irvin and Nora King Spears.
She married Marion Waugh Rainey on Feb. 14, 1925, in West Virginia. He preceded her in death in December, 1966.
     The following children survive: Leonard Rainey, Gallipolis; Marion Wayne Rainey, Nitro, W. Va.; Edward Rainey, West Minister, Md.; Mrs. Ernest (Jo Ann) Stout, Hilliard, Ohio; Linda Eblin, Gallipolis. Two daughters preceded her in death in infancy. Twelve grand and 11 great-grandchildren survive.
Three brothers and five sisters survive: James Spears, Florida; Robert Spears, East Liverpool, Ohio; Virgil Spears, Columbus; Mrs. Shannon (Bonnie) Northup, Sr., Gallipolis Ferry, W. Va.; Mrs. Donald (Nora) Berkley, Gallipolis; Mrs. Harry (Ruby) Snyder, Alliance, Ohio; Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Burns, Ashland, Ky.;  Mrs. Lester (Velda) Gardner, Grove City. One brother and one sister preceded her in death.
     She was a member of the Addison Methodist Church and attended the First Baptist Church in Gallipolis. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Willis Funeral Home with Rev. C. J. Lemley officiating. Burial will follow in Reynolds Cemetery, Addison. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Gallipolis Tribune
June 6, 1979
Transcribed by J. Farley

Rake, Daniel

Daniel Rake Passes, Private Services Sunday
     Daniel M. Rake, age 74, passed away Wednesday at his home on Little Chicamauga, after a lingering illness with heart trouble.
     Private services will be held by the Modern Woodmen Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at Geo. J. Wetherholt & Sons. Interment will be made later at Fairview Cemetery near his former home at Leroy, W. Va.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 12, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Ralph, Dallas

Dallas Ralph succumbs to Heart Attack    
Poplar Ridge Resident Is Found Dead Early Today At Poplar Ridge Home
     Dallas Ralph, well-known resident of Poplar Ridge, was found dead in the outdoor toilet at his home early this morning. He had been about as well as usual and succumbed to a suddern attack and was dead before anyone was aware of his having been. He was in his early 60's.
     Most of his life was spent in Cheshire tp. but at one time he lived on Eashern Ave. and was conductor or motorman on the street car line then connecting Gallipolis and Kanauga. Ever since he had been a familiar figure here and had an extensive acquaintance. For a number of years he had owned and lived on what was once the J. Frank Cougenour farm on Poplar Ridge.
     Dallas was a son of the late Perry Ralph, a union soldier. He is survived by his wife, who was Gertrude Clonch, and these three children; Mark Ralph, Ironton: Wade Ralph and Mrs. Glen Rose, Marion. Also surviving are a brother and sister, Ed Ralph of Marion and Mrs. James Lemley of Poplar Ridge.
     The body was removed to Coleman's mortuary.

Gallipolis Tribune
June 29, 1939
Transcribed by J. Farley

Ralph, Ellery Perry

E. Perry Ralph Dead
     Ellery Perry Ralph passed away to the great beyond Thursday evening, September 14, 1911, aged 84 years. He was born in Meigs County and came to Gallipolis with his parents when quite young. He learned the trade of tinner and sheet-iron worker and later became one of the most expert lock and gun-smiths in this country.
     Sixty-three years ago the 26th of next October, he was united in marriage with Miss Susan Adeline Bankard, daughter of the late John and Harriet Bankard and they became the parents of one son, Henry, and four daughters, Mrs. Edwin Gills, Mrs. Wallace Sherwood of Columbus, Mrs. Frank Gills, of this city, and Mrs. Frank Boice of Ironton.
     Henry lost his life by a fall from a building on which he was at work at Columbus a few years. He also leaves one brother, Charles Ralph of Ironton, who with his wife, attended the funeral.
     The funeral was held at the family residence on lower Third Avenue by Rev. C. E. MacKenzie of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, the burial following at the Pine Street Cemetery by Undertaker Wetherholt. The deceased was a charter member of the Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias and the funeral was held under their auspices. The sorrowing family will have the sympathy of all in their sad affliction.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Thursday, September 21, 1911
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Ralph, Ethel

     Graveside services will be held for Mrs. Ethel Ralph, 90, a resident of Pompano Beach FL and former resident of the Eno community, Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Robison Cemetery, Eno. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. L. Judd Chase, Pompano Beach, FL; one granddaughter; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. C.J. Lemley.
     Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton.

[Note: Born Nov. 13, 1887; died March 3, 1979]

Gallipolis Paper
March, 1979
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Ralph, Forest and Lawrence

Double Tragedy
Two Brothers Are Smothered To Death By Gas In An Old Mine at Silver Run
They Go To a Store and Stop In The Mouth Of The Mine To Cool And Are Found Side By Side

     An unusual tragedy happened near the mouth of Silver Run in the extreme lower end of Meigs County on Tuesday forenoon of this week. Forest Ralph, aged 13 and Lawrence Ralph, aged 11, sons of Mr. & Mrs. Blaine Ralph, were sent to the Long Grocery Company to get a sack of middlings. The Ralphs live quite a distance back from the river and the boys no doubt got quite warm in making the trip. At the store they were unable to get the middlings and started back with the empty bag. On the way they passed the mouth of an abandoned coal mine which has not been operated for some 15 years and was last operated by the Carl family. Some time in the forenoon Elliott Rothgeb, a farmer and a neighbor, was passing from one field to another and noticed a bag at the mouth of the mine. He stopped to investigate and found the two boys lying side by side a few feet in from the mouth of the mine dead.
     An alarm was raised and a doctor hurried to the scene, but neither of the boys could be revived. There was a small amount of coal in the sack and the supposition is that the boys had gathered up a few loose pieces from about the opening of the mine and being hot and tired went into the mine to cool off and were overcome by gas, which was drawn out from the workings back in the hill by an outward suction of the air.
     The funeral will be held from the old Kyger Church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The bodies will be buried in separate graves in the Gravel Hill cemetery at Cheshire.
     Three other children are left in the family, a girl of sixteen, a boy of six and a baby one and a half years old. The boy of six in the habit of going everywhere with his older brothers, but on this occasion he was not permitted to go for the reason that there is whooping cough in the neighborhood.

     Forest and Lawrence Ralph, oldest sons of Blaine and Edith Hix Ralph, departed this life June 18, 1918. Forest was aged 13 years, 1 month and 10 days of age and Lawrence was aged 11 years, 26 days, It was an unexpected wave of sorrow that swept over the community when the sad tidings came that the spirits of Forest and Lawrence had gone to the God that gave them, but it was God's will that the Flowers loaned for awhile should be gathered to him.
     They leave to mourn, Papa and Mama, 2 sisters, Gladys and Lucille and 1 brother, Kenneth and grandfather and host of relatives and friends. forest and Lawrence will be sadly missed in their home and Sunday School to which they were faithful attendants, although we can't understand why we should have this great loss, but God tenderly blinds our eyes and the light will come bye and bye.

Two little Angels on high
They hand in hand together roam
Two links now bind us to the sky
Two fingers beckon us to come.

Lord give us strength our loss to bear
And lead us in the heavenly way,
Oh, may we meet our children there
In realms of everlasting day.

     Funeral services were held at First Kyger F.W. Baptist Church at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Reed.
Pallbearers were their Sunday School classes. For Forest they were Raymond Rife, Raymond Grover, Dale Scott, Vaughn Scott, Alex Shuler and Arthur Thomas. for Lawrence; Dana Story, Dale Mulford, Willie Swisher, Bennie Jenkins, Emmett Shuler, Marlin Rife. Laid at rest side by side in Gravel Hill Cemetery by Undertaker Demain.

[Note: death certificates, Forest born April 23, 1905; Lawrence born May 23, 1907.]

Gallipolis Papers
June, 1918
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Ralph, infant son

Baby Dies
    The infant son of Blaine and Edna Ralph passed away Monday at their home in Kyger. Funeral will be Tuesday with burial in the Cheshire cemetery in charge of Rawlings.

[Note: Died January 21, 1929, burial in Gravel Hill cemetery]

Newspaper Not Named
Date Not Listed
Gallipolis, Ohio
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Ralph, John

    DIED - RALPH - In this city, July 27, 1882, John, son of M & S Ralph, aged 11 months and 27 days.

[Note: Born Aug. 5, 1881 in Gallipolis; Parents: Milton Ralph and Sarah Brown]

Gallipolis Paper
July 1882
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Ralph, Judah

     Mrs. Judah L. Ralph died at her home on Front Street last Saturday at on o'clock. Her husband, the late N. N. Ralph died March 5th. She had been in poor health for sometime, suffering from a complication of diseases, growing gradually worse and passed away despite the kind attention of her family. She was a most estimable lady, kind and charitable, and respected by all who knew her. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. B. F. Jackson, at her late home, Sunday afternoon. Interment at Pine Street Cemetery, by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Vol. xxviii No. 31
June 8, 1895
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                      Top of Page

Ralph, Milton

Funeral Services
     The funeral services of Mr. Milton Ralph, who died Friday morning at his home on the Mill Creek Road near the pumping station, will be at 1:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. C. Albert Thomas, of the Episcopal Church, the interment by Wetherholt following under the auspices of Morning Dawn Lodge F. & A. M., at Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Mr. Ralph was in the 53d year of his age. He was a steamboat cook by occupation, but he became paralyzed about six years ago and has been practically an invalid ever since. He was a very friendly clever, hearted man, well liked wherever known and his misfortune and illness have been much lamented.
     He left a wife and two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Persinger and Miss Kate to mourn the loss of a kind husband and loving father. He also is survived by brothers Ed, Harry and Nial and sisters, Mrs. Andrew White and Mrs. James Gibson.

[Note: Jan. 10, 1851 – Feb. 19, 1904. He was married to Sarah F. Brown on Dec. 25, 1878 in Gallia Co., Ohio.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday evening, February 20, 1904
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Ralph, Nial M.

     Mr. Nial M. Ralph died Saturday morning, Oct. 29, 1904, after a long painful illness. Mr. Ralph fell on the ice last January and the resultant bruise developed into a cancer. Several operations were performed in the hope that the ravages of the dread disease might be checked but all in vain and after an illness of eight months, he passed away as above stated. He would have been 42 years of age the 4th of November.
     Mr. Ralph was an honored member of the Odd Fellows, American Mechanics and the Rebekahs. He was an honorable, upright man and for many years had been an employee of the Gallipolis furniture factory, by whom he was held in the highest esteem.
     Besides a wife, who was formerly Miss Cora Nance, he leaves a daughter, May and son, George, two brothers, Ed and Harry, and two sisters, Mrs. Andrew White and Mrs. James Gibson.
     The funeral services were held Monday afternoon by Rev. Lewis, interment following at Pine Street Cemetery, where services were also conducted by the orders to which he belonged.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, November 4, 1904
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Ralph, Robert

Death Claims Former Gallian
     Robert Ralph, 65, a lifelong resident of Gallia County until a few years ago, passed away at the home of his son, Edward, in Columbus Thursday morning at 4:30 o’clock. The decedent and his wife moved from Gallia County to Logan, O., a few years ago, and after his wife’s death, he went to make his home with his son in Columbus. In addition to the son mentioned above, four other sons, Myal, Loren, Claude and
Richard and one daughter, Mrs. Roberta Bell, all of Columbus, survive.
     The body will arrive here at 12:30 p.m. Sunday and will lie in state at the Nazarene Church until time of the funeral services at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Vernon Shafer will officiate. Interment will be made in Pine Street Cemetery by the Leonard Funeral Home of Logan.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 30, 1951
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Ralph, Rosa [Cochran]

Mrs. Rosa Ralph Dies At Home
     Rosa Ralph, 82, widow of Perry Ralph, a Civil War veteran, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Travis, who has tenderly cared for her since she fell and fractured her hip five years ago. The Travis home is in the Bean apartments on State St.
     Mrs. Ralph was born at Longbottom, O., Jan. 15, 1870, the daughter of George and Sarah Cochran. She is survived by one other daughter, Mrs. Preston Saunders, Charleston; a brother, William Cockran, Longbottom; a sister, Mrs. Sadie Poston, Athens; ten grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at the Wetherholt Funeral home at 2:30 p. m. Friday. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening. The Rev. Paul Niswander will conduct the services and burial will be made in Pine Street Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Thursday, July 31, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Ralston, David D.

Death of David Ralston
     Mr. David D. Ralston, of Morgan, an old and highly respected citizen died Thursday aged 93 years, having lived in this county since 1836. He left five children, his wife being dead for many years. He was an old soldier in the Union cause serving four years and drew a pension for his services. He was notes for his benevolent qualities and lived and died respected by all.
     His funeral services were conducted by Rev. Cardwell at Vinton and he was buried there by Undertaker Glassburn.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Saturday, July 31, 1897
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Ralston, McCoy

Death of McCoy Ralston
     McCoy Ralston died at his home in Addison Township, near Cheshire, on Friday morning last, aged nearly 78 years. He had been troubled for sometime past with rheumatism which affected his heart, and at an early hour on Friday morning Dr. Barton had been called, and he was with him when death came. He was not considered in a dangerous condition, and in fact arose from his bed and dressed himself as usual.
     Mr. Ralston was born in Gallia County, January 15, 1815, and his long and useful life was spent at the spot where he first saw the light of day. He married Sarah E. Gaston, a half-sister of Mr. A. S. Bing, February 17, 1847, who survives her husband. Four children are also living - one daughter and three sons.
     Mr. Ralston was the fourth son of Andrew J. and Elizabeth Ralston. Mr. Ralston was one of the best of men. In all the relations of life he was a manly man - true to his friends and devoted to his family. He had the entire confidence of all who knew him, and he died without an enemy.

Our friend has gone to his eternal home, yet why should we weep?
He had passed the allotted period - was nearing four score
And how noble those years were rounded!

Ye sigh not when the sun, his course fulfilled,
His glorious course, rejoicing earth and sky,
In the soft evening, when the winds are stilled,
Sinks where his island of refreshment lie,
And leaves the smile of his departure, spread
O’er the warm-colored heaven and ruddy mountain’s head.

Why weep ye, then, for him, who having won
The bound of man’s appointed years, at last,
Life’s blessings all enjoyed, life’s labors done,
Serenely to his final rest has passed,
While the soft memory of his virtues get
Lingers like twilight hues, when the bright sun is set.

The Bulletin
Saturday, January 7, 1893
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                   Top of Page

Ralston, Rosanna [McCarty]

Of Mrs. Rosanna McCarty Ralston
     Rosanna McCarty, eldest daughter of Benjamin F. and Eliza Rowley McCarty, was born Aug. 4, 1824; died April 3, 1910, aged 85 years, 7 months, 29 days. She was united in marriage to Jeremiah Shuler March 24, 1842. To this union were born ten children, four sons and six daughters of whom one son, W. M. Shuler, and four daughters, Mrs. G. M. Vance, Mrs. Phena Caldwell, Mrs. Samuel Fulton and Mrs. Frank Swisher survive her.
     During her life she had passed through many sorrows. On March 21, 1861, her husband was called to his Heavenly home, leaving her the main support of a large family of children. On Jan. 1, 1864, her second son, Benjamin F. enlisted in the service of his country and lost his life at Charlestown, Va., August 19, 1864. On Jan. 31, 1882, a daughter, Mrs. Alphena Logue was called home. The family circle was broken at other times when two infant sons and a small daughter were taken from earth as buds to bloom in Heaven.
     She leaves besides those already mentioned one brother, Samuel McCarty and two sisters, Mrs. Martha Swisher and Mrs. Electa Hoffman and many other friends to mourn their loss which is her eternal gain.
     On March 24, 1873, she was again united in marriage to William Ralston, who departed this life in 1887. She gave her heart to God and united with the 1st Kyger Freewill Baptist church about 1856. She later transferred her membership to the 3rd Kyger Freewill Baptist church near her home and which was destroyed by fire. She later joined the 2nd Kyger church, where she retained her membership until a few years ago when she united with the Cheshire church. She loved her church and attended regularly as long as health would permit and we feel sure she is now with loved ones gone before.

Then let our sorrows cease to flow
God has recalled his own
But let our hearts in every woe
Still say, “Thy will be done.”

     The funeral services were held last Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist church here conducted by Rev. C. L. Thomas. Burial at the Shuler cemetery near her old home.

[Note: She is buried with her 1st husband, Jeremiah Shuler]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, April 13, 1910
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Ramey, Armintie [Harper]

Mrs. Ramey Dies Sunday
     Mrs. Armintie Harper Ramey, 73, Rt. 1, Ewington, died at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Jones Nursing Home in Vinton. A native of Bloomington, Ky., she is survived by her husband, W. C. Ramey; four sons, Grover of Crum, W. Va.; Lee, Athens; Noah, Concord, Mich., and Junior, of Gallipolis; three daughters, Mrs. Christina Hawks, Vinton; Audrey, Columbus, and Katherine, Delbarton W. Va.; two brothers, John Harper, Nolan, W. Va., and Archie of South Williamson, Ky.; four sisters, Virgie Miller, Inez, Ky.; Viola Saunders, Arrington, Va.; Tish Blevins of Bradshaw, W. Va., and Sara Eveland, Chesapeake City, Md., and 37 grand and 38 great-grandchildren.
     She was a member of the United Baptist Church at Maher, W. Va. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the McCoy Funeral Home at Vinton.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 17, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Ramey, Esther

Mrs. Ramey Dead
     Mrs. Esther Ramey, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lucinda Lane, in Addison Township, Friday evening, Dec. 8, 1922. Mrs. Ramey, who was 85, was stricken with paralysis last April. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Lane, and a large number of grandchildren.
     Mrs. Ramey was a member of the Methodist Church and a highly respected Christian woman. The funeral service was held at the home Sunday afternoon, interment following in the Maddy Cemetery.

[Note: Sept. 30, 1837 – Dec. 8, 1922; Age 85 yrs. 2 mos. 8 das. She was the daughter of Mathew & Charity Bentley Ramey and was born in Kentucky.]

Gallia Times
Thursday, December 14, 1922
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Ramsey, Albert Gerald

Ramsey Funeral Sunday
Funeral services for the late A. G. Ramsey, whose death occurred Friday at his home near Kanauga, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the M. E. Church, Kanauga by Rev. A. H. Beardsley.
     Mr. Ramsey, who was 48 years old, had been in poor health for almost a year. Surviving relatives are his wife, seven children and his agd mother. Interment was in the Maddy cemetery in charge of Geo. J. Wetherholt and Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, September 6, 1927
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Ramsey, Alfred Ray

     CHESHIRE - Alfred Ray Ramsey, 65, Cheshire, died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the Holzer Medical Center. A native of Kanauga, he had been a patient there for the past week. He was a retired coal miner.
     Surviving are his wife, Lucille; six daughters, Mrs. Loretta Rainey, Ms. Ernestine Frazier, and Mrs. Donna Holbrook, all of Pt. Pleasant; Mrs. Sandra Parsons, Cheshire; Edna and Judy, both at home, a son, Jerry, at home; 12 grandchildren, three brothers, Gilbert, of Rand, W. Va.; Arthur of Baltimore, and Albert, address unknown; three sisters, Mrs. Ralph Darnell, Gallipolis; Mrs. Joe Hedrick, Rand, and Mrs. Joe Mangus, Belmont, N. Y.
     Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at Miller’s Home for Funerals with Rev. Frank Cheesebrew officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be at the funeral home after 7 this evening.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
October 4, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Ramsey, Barbara [Trickler]

Mrs. Barbara Ramsey Dies Christmas Day
Funeral Wednesday From Late Residence in Kanauga
Mrs. Barbara Ramsey, Kanauga, died December 25 at the age of 73. Her husband, Madison Ramsey, preceded her in death six years ago. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Julia Dean of Toledo, and Mrs. Amanda Swisher of Cheshire; one brother, Phillip Trickler of Addison, and eight grandchildren. Mrs. Laura Ramsey, a sister-in-law, and Alfred Ramsey, a grandson, made their home with her for more than twenty years.
     Funeral services will be held from her late home at Kanauga Wednesday morning at 10:30, Rev. A. H. Beardsley officiating. Interment will be in Maddy cemetery by George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

[Note: July 19, 1854 - Dec. 25, 1927; Age 73 yrs. 5 mos. 6 das. She was the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Moneymaker Trickler.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 27, 1927
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Ramsey, Barbara Clara

Death of a Little Girl
     Barbara, the eighteen months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ramsey of Kanauga, died this morning at 7 o’clock after brief illness with spasmodic indigestion.
     Funeral Tuesday morning at the parents home by Rev. Thomas followed by burial at the Maddy graveyard by Wetherholt.

[Note: Dec. 19, 1906 – Aug. 3, 1908. She was the daughter of Albert G. & Iva Pearl Hampton Ramsey.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 3, 1908
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Ramsey, David Paul

     Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Ramsey’s little boy, David Paul, a little over a year old, died with cholera infantum, about 11 o’clock Monday night. The parents will have the deepest sympathy of all in the sad bereavement of their little son. He was an uncommonly bright little fellow and the light and life of their home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Tuesday, September 17, 1895
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Ramsey, Eli B.

     E. B. Ramsey, the village blacksmith at Addison, died Friday morning aged about 74. He had been failing for a long while. Deceased was a pious gentleman and left a good example to his friends.
     He leaves a wife and seven children to cherish his memory, together with a host of friends. Rev. Hall officiates at his funeral Sunday, interment following at Maddy graveyard.

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

Ramsey, Esther

     Mrs. Esther Ramsey died at her home at Addison, Saturday, January 26, 1907, aged about 81 years, after a long illness. Her husband, Mr. E. B. Ramsey, who conducted a blacksmith shop at Addison for many years, preceded her to the great beyond in November, 1896. Mrs. Ramsey is associated with the earliest recollections of the writer, who played around her home and the blacksmith shop when but a lad. Her motherly, kindly ways made her a favorite with all the children and she was respected and loved by all her neighbors. Her life was full of good deeds and her death is regretted by all who knew her.
     The funeral services were held Monday morning at Addison M. E. Church by Rev. W. J. Fulton, interment following at the Maddy burying ground by Wetherholt.
     The following children survive; Madison B. of Kanauga, Samuel M. and Homer A., of Bayless, Ill., Leverett H., of New Orleans, and Matilda and Laura, at home. She also leaves one brother, Mr. Samuel Logue and one sister, Mrs. Harry Hern.

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

Ramsey, Hannah Matilda

Death of Miss Ramsey

     Miss Matilda Ramsey of Addison, whose critical illness was mentioned in this column several times, passed away Friday morning, July 18, 1913, in her 65th. year. Her funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 10 o'clock at her late home by Rev. Mr. Morrison, the Cheshire Methodist minister and the interment at the Maddy Cemetery by Wetherholt.
     Miss Ramsey was a daughter of the late Eli P. Ramsey, a former well known blacksmith of Addison. Both of her parents have passed away. After the death of her father she and her sister, Laura, kept the home and lived together and both were highly respected and esteemed ladies.
     She is survived by sister Laura and brother Homer in the West and Horatio of Texas. She had many friends, who with her relatives, will greatly regret her death.

[Note: Death Certificate...Hannah Matilda Ramsey was born 1848 Gallia Co. Parents: E. B. Ramsey and Hettie Logue]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, July 19, 1913
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Ramsey, Horatio S.

Death of Mr. Ramsey
     Mr. Horation [sic] Ramsey, of Addison, died Monday morning, November 6, 1905. The funeral services were conducted today at one o’clock by Rev. A. B. Davis, the burial by Wetherholt at the Maddy graveyard following. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Lizzie Ramsey, daughter of the late Mr. David Berry. He left no children but has brothers Everett in the South Madison home, a well known steamboat cook, and Homer. He also left sisters, Laura and Matilda.
     He had been ill with lung trouble for many years, and for the last few years was a confirmed invalid. Recently he was seized with hemorrhages of the lungs. The loss of blood weakened and prostrated him so that he was compelled to give up the long and distressing struggle. He was a good, kindly man, a son of the late Eli B. Ramsey and had many friends to regret his death.

[Note: b. 1863, m. Lizzie Berry Dec 24, 1890, in Gallia County]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday November 7, 1905
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Ramsey, James

James Ramsey Dead
     James Ramsey, who was born and lived until recent years in Springfield township, died yesterday at his country home near Pataskala. It was known that Mr. Ramsey was a sufferer from asthma and it is supposed that was the cause of his death. He was about 63 years old.
     Surviving are the widow who before her marriage was Sadie Frederick, who was also a Galla native and several adult children. Many relatives, both paternal and maternal (his mother was a Watts) still reside in this county. Funeral and burial takes place tomorrow at Pataskala. [Pataskala Cemetery in Licking County]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 14, 1934
Transcribed by Dawn Pinkham

Ramsey, Lewis Gerald

Death of Little Boy
     Lewis, the four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ramsey, of Kanauga, died Friday morning, of ptomaine poison after a very brief illness.
     The funeral services will be at his grandparents, M. B. Ramsey’s, Sunday, at 1:30, the interment following in the Maddy Cemetery by Wetherholt. He left brothers and sisters, but was a bright little fellow and death is greatly deplored.

[Note: Jan. 12, 1911 – Jan. 2, 1914; Age 2 yrs. 11 mos. 21 das. He was the son of Albert G. & Iva Pearl Hampton Ramsey.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, January 3, 1914
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Ramsey, Madison B.

Death of Madison Ramsey
     Madison Ramsey, age 72, living in Addison Township near Kanauga, died early Thursday morning, Dec. 15, 1921, leaving a wife and one son to mourn his loss.
     The funeral services will be held at the home Saturday morning at 10 o’clock and the burial will be at the Maddy Cemetery by Geo. J. Wetherholt.

[Note: Jan. 1, 1849 – Dec. 15, 1921; Age 72 yrs. 11 mos. 14 das. He was the son of Eli B. & Esther Logue Ramsey. He was married to Barbara Trickler. The cause of death is listed as apoplexy.]
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 16, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Ramsey, Marie

     Marie Adkins Ramsey, 73, Rt. 2, Patriot, died Thursday night in University Hospital, Columbus. Born March 3, 1912, at Harts, W. Va., daughter of Aaron and Cora Lilly Adkins, she was a member of Gallia Baptist Church.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ramsey. Surviving are a son, Bill Ramsey of Oak Hill; three daughters, Freda Lowery of Jackson, and Lynda Dunlap and Mary Sites, both of Patriot, nine grandchildren; and a brother, Golden Adkins of Harts.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Gallia Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ronnie Hammond officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill, from 4-9 p.m. Saturday.

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

Ramsey, Martha E. [Watts]

Mrs. Ramsey, 91, Died Thursday
     Mrs. Martha E. Ramsey, wife of the late Wallace Ramsey, died Thursday evening at the home of her son, Wilbert, at Pataskala. A native of Gallia county, she was in the ninety-second year of her age, having been born in Springfield township on April 4, 1847, and had lived in the county until about twenty-five years ago.
She was a daughter of Andrew and Mary Thompson Watts who lived in the old homestead near the junction of the Kemper Hollow and Morton Woods roads, and is the last member of that generation of the family. A woman of admirable qualities and a loveable character, she had been active and alert up to her last illness which had continued for about two weeks.
     Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at Pataskala where the burial will be made. Relatives from this county expect to attend the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 27,1938
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Ramsey, Wallace C.

Former Gallia Countian Dead
     Relatives here have received word of the death of Wallace C. Ramsey, 85, of near Kirkerville, Tuesday at his home after an illness with pneumonia.
     Mr. Ramsey formerly lived in Gallia County near Evergreen, where he had a farm. He was married to a Gallia County girl, Miss. Martha Watts, daughter of Andrew Watts, formerly superintendent of the county infirmary. Besides his wife two sons, James and Wilbur, of near Columbus; a brother, William Ramsey, of Evergreen; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchldren survive.
     Funeral services for Mr. Ramsey were conducted Thursday afternoon in the Kirkerville M.E. Church with internment in Pataskala.

[Note: Death Certificate--Wallace Cromwell Ramsey born May 4, 1843 Fayette County, WV; died March 27, 1928 Etna Township, Licking County, Ohio; age 84 years, 10 months and 23 days of age. Parents: J. Riley Ramsey (born Monroe Co. VA) and Jane Legg (born WV).]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 30, 1928
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Randall, Andrew

Andrew Randall Dead
     Andrew Randall, a former resident of this city and a brother-in-law of George and Edward Rothgeb of Addison township died at his home in Ogden, Utah, Saturday, May 26. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, and three sisters, of whom the latter reside in this city. The funeral was held here Tuesday afternoon by Rev. W. D. Cherington.

[Note: Buried in Pine Street Cemetery, Gallipolis Twp.]

Gallia Times
Wednesday, June 06, 1917
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Randall, Richard

     Died on the 17th Feb., 1862, at Augusta, Hancock County, Illinois, Mr. Richard Randall, in the 65th year of his age, formerly a resident of this county.

Gallipolis Journal
March 13, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Randell, Mary

     Died at her father's residence near Gallipolis, on Friday, the 26th inst., Mary, daughter of James and Elizabeth Randell, in the 18th year of her age.

Farewell, dear Mary, thou hast gone to rest,
Thou shalt with sorrow be no more oppressed;
With pain thou shalt be tortured nevermore,
Thy sorrows and thy suf'rings all are o'er.
We weep to think that thou, so fair and young,
So loved and gentle, should from life be flung;
In the fresh morn of life, when fair and bright,
Appeared the future to thy youthful sight.
When the bright dreams of sweet young womanhood
Swelled thy meek gentle heart, so pure and good.
When the deep flow of thought, like ocean's roll,
Had learned to sweep o'er thy warm guileless soul.
We weep for the damp soil is resting now,
Upon thy silent heart and cold pale brow,
From thy white lip and cheek has fled the bloom,
Thou'rt sleeping silently within the tomb.
We weep, but of our sorrow thou knowest not,
Mourning, and grief, and tears thou hast forgot,
Thou dwellest where naught is but peace and joy,
And love, and happiness without alloy.
Thou dwellest with the blessed ones who throng
Around the throne of God with glorious song;
We will not weep, for Mary there are thou,
With the bright starry crown upon thy brow.
There art thou with the holy and the blest,
Within the glorious land of light and rest;
There dost thou, there forever wilt thou dwell,
Farewell, dear angel Mary, fare-thee-well. M.A.R.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 1, 1852
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Randolph, Ferrell Gene

Ferrell Randolph
     Ferrell Gene Randolph, 59, of Mulberry Avenue, Pomeroy, died Wednesday, March 6, 1996, at Holzer Medical Center. Born March 5, 1937 in Gallia County, son of the Mildred Smeltzer Randolph, Gallipolis, and the late Elmer Earl Randolph, he was a self-employed painter.
     In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Rosa Kiser, at Evergreen, whom he married July 11, 1992, a son, Michael Randolph, Evergreen, a daughter, Heidi Randolph; three brothers, Carl (Paula) Randolph of Gallipolis, Dale (Diana) Randolph of Gallipolis, Elmer (Jiggie) Randolph of Baltimore, Md.; and three sisters, Deloras Baker of Harrison Township, Gallia County, Linda (Clyde) Ward of Bristol, Va., and Janet (Larry) Rathburn of Columbus.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with Rev. Ted Glassburn officiating. Burial will be in Campaign Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 6-8 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 7, 1996
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Randolph, Kenneth Paul

     Kenneth Paul Randolph, 60, 13 White Ave., died around 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Holzer Medical Center. He had been in failing health several weeks. He was formerly employed at the Dayton Malleable Iron Co. and for the past 10 years had cared for the Reynolds Cemetery. He was born Jan. 18, 1916 in Guyan Twp., Gallia County, to the late James C. and Millie Jane Adkins Randolph.
     Survivors include the following brothers and sisters: Basil, Marysville; Ed, Raceland, Ky.; Wesley, Lake Worth, Fla.; Lewis, Clinton; Mrs. Virginia Clark, Gallipolis; Mrs. Katie Droaschk, Burbank, Calif.; Mrs. Melissa Childs, Gallipolis; Mrs. Mabel Saunders, Massillon. Thirteen brothers and sisters preceded him in death.
     He spent most of his life in Gallia County and attended Providence Baptist Church in his earlier years. A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of Lafayette Post, American Legion.
     Services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. John Jeffrey officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 6 to 9 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be his nephews, James Clark, Delbert Clark, Carl Clark, Jack Saunders, Tom Randolph and Jim Randolph.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 2, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Rankin, Dorothy E. [Syrus]

     Dorothy E. Rankin, 75, Crown City, died Thursday at St. Mary’s Hospital Huntington, W.Va. Born in Lawrence County, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late McCellan and Ella (Fulks) Syrus.
     She is survived by her husband, Max O. Rankin, whom she married March 7, 1936 at Catlettsburg, Ky.; three daughters, Mrs. William D. (Sharon) Petrie of Crown City, Mrs. Gerald (Carolyn) Rowe of Proctorville, Ohio and Mrs. Paul (Beverly) Beaver, Reynoldsburg, Ohio; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. One brother, Paul Syrus, preceded her in death.
     She was a life-long member of the Crown City United Methodist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Willis Funeral Home. Officiating will be the Rev. Don Irby and the Rev. Mike Hamlin. Burial will be in the Crown City Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 8, 1988
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Rankin, Georgia [Pike]

Mrs. Rankin Dies At Crown City
--Burial, 2 Tuesday
     Mrs. Georgia Pike Rankin, ill for more than a year and known to be in a serious condition, died at 11:20 Sunday morning at her home in Crown City. She was the widow of John W. Rankin, a merchant and active and well-known citizen of Crown City. Mrs. Rankin was also born and reared there and was 66 years old.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday at the Crown City Methodist church, of which decedent was a member with Rev. Oma Williams officiating. Burial at same place by J. Lee Stevers.
     Mrs. Rankin is survived by five children, as follows: Samuel Craig Rankin, Max Owen Rankin and Virginia Rankin, all of Crown City, and Mrs. Myrtle Knight and J. Everett Rankin, both of Huntington. There are 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

[Note: from stone in Crown City cemetery, Guyan Twp., 1874-1941. Parents Craig & Mary J.(Layne) Pike from Ohio Deaths 1908-53]

Gallipolis newspaper
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                         Top of Page

Rannells, Robert Longstreth

     Robert Longstreth Rannells, age 86, of Ft. Pierce, Fla. and longtime resident of Upper Arlington and Gallipolis, OH., died Monday January 30, 1995 at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Ft. Pierce, Fla.
     He retired after 44 years of service as Vice President of Distribution and Service with Columbus & Southern Ohio Electric Company, where he had started working as a meter reader. Former Division Manager of the Nelsonville and Gallipolis offices and former manager of the Southern Division Office, Columbus.
     He is survived by his wife, Alice Frye Rannells; daughters and sons-in-law, Sarah R. and Kenneth W. Simonds, Indian Wells, Calif., Mary Kay and James G. Dodds, Rolling Hills Estates, Calif. Rebecca R. and David G. Neeley, Dallas, Tex.; 10 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas L. and Lucille Rannells, New Plymouth, OH.; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Elizabeth and Joseph Gabel, Carroll, Oh. and Barefoot Bay, Fla. Preceded in death by his grandson, Douglas J. Neeley and sister Florence M. Powell.
     He attended First Community Church; member of Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs in Columbus. In Gallipolis, he was Past President of the Gallipolis Chamber of Commerce; Past President of the School Board; and a member of the local Masonic Lodge and the Elks.
     Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Rd. Funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday, February 2, 1995 at the Burkhart Chapel of First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd. Rev. Barbara Cunningham officiating. Graveside service to follow at 2 p.m. Thursday in Elk Cemetery, McArthur, Oh. Those who wish may contribute to the Robert L. and Alice Frye Rannells Scholarship Fund, c/o University of Rio Grande, 218 North College Ave, Rio Grande, OH 45674, in his memory.

[Note: From Ohio Deaths 1908-1953  b. 6 March 1908.]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Ransberger, William Henry

     Mr. Henry Ransberger, of Springfield township, died at 10 a.m. today. He was the husband of Miss Ibbie Mossman, sister of Supt. J. D. Moss of the Infirmary, and a most excellent Christian gentleman whose death will be greatly regretted by all who know him.

[Note: He died 4/3/1896; Aged 46 yrs. 9 mos. 17 das. and is buried in Pine Hill Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Friday, April 3, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Ranson, David Sullivan

Suffocation Causes Baby To Die In Crib
Infant Son of Hoy Plant Worker Succumbs At Home Near Neil Avenue
     The 11-months old boy baby of Mr. and Mrs. Manford Ranson was found dead in his crib at their home on the hillside beyond Neil Avenue this morning. Dr. N. H. Foster was called about 7 o’clock to administer restoratives but the spark of life had been extinguished. Death had resulted from suffocation, was the physician’s opinion. The baby’s name was David Sullivan Ranson.
     Mr. Ranson is employed by the Hoy Furniture Company, and had worked for Mr. Hoy in Huntington. For a while he commuted back and forth between the factory and his home, but he moved his family here last summer and they have been living in the little white cottage belonging to H. W. Walter and near the Walter home on the Vanden Point.
     The Ransons have one child, a daughter, about three years old. Funeral arrangements were to be completed after the bereaved father’s parents arrive from their home near Huntington. The body is at Entsminger’s mortuary.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, January 4, 1940

Ranson Child’s Rites
     Funeral services were held this morning at Mays Chapel Cemetery near Huntington for David Sullivan Ranson, aged 11 months, who died of suffocation here on Thursday morning. He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Manford Ranson, who moved here from Huntington last year.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, January 5, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page

Ratcliff, Henrietta [Johnson]

     Mrs. Henrietta Rotcliff [sic], 68, a resident of 18 Neil Ave was dead on arrival at Holzer hospital Thursday evening. Her death was apparently from a heart attack. The family had resided here for 18 months, coming here from Albany, O. She was born in Reamville, Kansas, July 17, 1896, daughter of the late George and Anna Clough Johnson; Her marriage to Charles Ratcliff, who survives, took place Feb. 19, 1913. Children who survive are Clarence E. Ratcliff of Spring Arbor, Mich., Mrs. J. L Frazer of Gallipolis, Mrs. Robert Boggs of Marion, Ind., Mrs. Donald Ryan of Marion, O., and Charles Ratcliff, Jr., of Wilmington. There are 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Three children preceded her in death. Other survivors are a brother and two sisters, George Johnson of Model, Calif. Mrs Dora Johnson of Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Gladys Nyberg of California. Two sisters are dead. Mrs. Ratcliff was a member of the Garfield Ave Church of God. Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Waugh – Halley – Wood Funeral home.

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

Rathbun, Mary

     Died, at her residence in Addison Township, on the 6th inst., Mrs. Mary Rathbun, in the 68th year of her age.

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

Rathburn, A. C.

Death of Mrs. Rathburn
     It is our very painful duty to record the death of this good, amiable, sweet dispositioned lady. Her death occurred at 10 o’clock Sunday evening, June 24, 1906, at her home on Fourth avenue aged 74. Her funeral services will be conducted at her late home by Rev. Ernest Meyer, of St Peter[‘s Episcopal Church at 2 p.m., Tuesday and Undertaker Wetherholt will lay her remains to rest in the Pine street cemetery beside her late husband and her son Joseph, who died last April.
     Mrs. Rathburn was the widow of the late Dr. J. C. Rathburn, a medical practitioner of note, practicing at Rodney, this county, and in Gallipolis for many years and the founder of Rathburn drug store and a partner in business for many years with the late Dr. D. A. Howell. He was every way a splendid gentleman, and a fit companion for this most excellent lady. He left her however for a better land in 1890 and now the death wave has passed over her and she follows him to the tomb, beloved as was her companion.
     They had three children, George House Rathburn who died at 11 months, Mr. Joseph Rathburn, who died recently at Chattanooga and was buried here, Mrs. King, wife of Mr. Charles King, the druggist and proprietor of the Rathburn Drug Co. She is survived also by here brother, Mr. George House, now thought to be on his way home Battle Creek, Mich., and who is expected to arrive at his home this evening and her brother Mr. Henry House. Two other well known brothers, Messrs. John and James House died in manhood at Winona, Minn.
     Mrs. Rathburn had a serious illness two years ago, but went to Battle Creek and returned home remaining in apparently perfect health for a year. The illness which was closed with death came on the last of February. The death of her son, Joseph later on, and the illness of her brother, Mr. House, had a depressing effect upon her.
     She was a Universalist in religious belief and had a beautiful faith for the future that made her smile and exclaim “Oh Death where is thy sting? Oh Grave where is thy victory?” She died as she lived, and she lived a beautiful life, seeing nothing but the bright and sunny side of [...]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 25, 1906
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Rathburn, Albert Ellis

Albert Rathburn Killed in Crash
     Albert E. Rathburn, 34, a native of Gallipolis and a resident of 1355 Charleston Ave., Huntington, was killed at 8:25 p.m. Friday on West Virginia Rt. 2 east of Huntington when his car plunged from the highway over a 35-foot embankment. He was enroute home from Dexter City, near Marietta, where he was teaching commercial subjects in high school. He went home each weekend and was planning on moving his family to Ohio in the near future.
     Rathburn was the son of the late Albert and Bunea Rathburn. His father at one time operated a book store in the Masonic building in Gallipolis, but the family removed to Huntington when the son was quite young. He attended Huntington schools and was a Marshall college graduate. He had been employed by the International Nickel Co., for eight years before becoming a teacher.
     He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Rathburn, a son, Albert Jr., 7, and a daughter, Mary Jane, 4. Other survivors are a brother James, band director at Huntington High school and a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Frances) Sheppe of Huntington.
    The Klingel-Carpenter funeral home has charge of funeral arrangements which will be announced later.

Gallia Times
Saturday, October 18, 1958
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Rathburn, Daniel

     DIED - In Rutland, Meigs county, on the 28th ult., Daniel Rathburn, aged 85 years, 7 months and 4 days. The deceased was a native of Connecticut, from which State he emigrated to Ohio in 1804, and was one of the earliest settlers in that part of the State where he resided. He was the father of Judge Rathburn of this county. Mr. R. had been a member of the Methodist Church for the last sixty years.

Gallipolis Journal
October 7, 1852
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner

Rathburn, Ina

Ida Rathburn Dies on Sunday
     Ina Dale Holmes Rathburn, 62, died Sunday at 2 p.m. at her home on Route 141. Mrs. Rathburn was born Nov. 10, 1891, a daughter of John W. and Margaret Coughenour Holmes, of Cheshire Twp. She was united in marriage to Carl A. Rathburn, who survives. The greater part of her married life was spent in the Eno area.
     Mrs. Rathburn was a member of the Eno Grange and of the WSCS of the Eno Methodist church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, John H. of Columbus and Carl Lewis of Gallipolis Rt. 2; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Roush of Marion, and Mrs. Garnet Crego of Columbus.
     Services will be conducted at the Eno Methodist church Wednesday at 1 p.m., with Rev. Leroy Collier officiating, and burial will be in the Robinson Cemetery in Eno.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 1, 1954
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Rathburn, Jackie L.

     Jackie L. Rathburn, 49, of 1140&½ Second Avenue, Gallipolis, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1990 at Holzer Medical Center. He was a supervisor at the Federal Mogul Plant, a member of the Chapel Hill Church of Christ, and a U. S. Army Veteran, serving as a military policeman.
     Rathburn was born June 20, 1941 in Gallia County to the late John and Lucille Rathburn, of Gallipolis. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Karen Williams Rathburn, to whom he was married on May 29, 1965. He is also survived by two sons, Jeffrey Lewis Rathburn, Centenary, and Christopher Lee Rathburn, Gallipolis; one daughter, Mrs. Randy (Kimberly) Canaday, Gallipolis; one sister, Mrs. Victor (Carolyn) Dix, Wooster, and two grandchildren. A brother, Lewis Rathburn, preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Willis Funeral Home with Evangelist William B. Kughn officiating. Burial will be at Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Willis Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Don Brabham, Dwayne Jolley, Harold Dilley, Les Davis, Charles Philabaun and Jack Vance.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1990
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Rathburn, James Irwin

Dr. J.I. Rathburn Dies At Russell, KY
Native of Gallipolis Was Prominent in Professional and Business Circles
     Dr. James Irwin Rathburn, died early Friday morning at his home in Russell, KY, after several months valiant fight against a breakdown which he was not able to overcome.
     Dr. Rathburn was the son of Mr. & Mrs. James W. Rathburn and was born in this city in Feb. 1881. After graduating from G.A.H.S., he attended Ohio State University where he finished in 1900, going on to the Starling Medical College from where he graduated in 1904. He practiced here for a few months and then located in Russell, KY, where he has been ever since. He became prominent in his profession and was interested financially in many business affairs. He was a surgeon for the C & O Railroad and was President of the Marting Hospital in Ironton. He was a member of the Lions Club at Ironton and the F. & A. M. Lodge at Russell, R.A.M. Knights Templar and El Hasa Temple, all of Ashland.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Rathburn, he is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Robert Wilson, of Russell, a sister, Mrs. Jett Rathburn, who has been with her brother during his long illness and a brother, Albert Rathburn of this city.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon in Russell and burial will be in the Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Albert Rathburn will go down to the funeral, his parents having been called Thursday by Dr. Rathburn's critical illness and were with him when the end came.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 1, 1929
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Rathburn, James William

J. W. Rathburn, 84, Died Early Today—Unusual Career
Born and Reared on Holzer Hospital Site – Building and Loan Director 49 Years
Funeral Set for 2 Saturday at Family Home, Burial in Pine Street Cemetery
      James W. Rathburn, aged and esteemed citizen, died at 2:20 this morning at his home at 713 Second avenue. There was a sudden marked change for the worse in his condition between 5 and 6 o’clock last night that caused his physician and others at his bedside to abandon hope for his recovery.
     Though he had entered his 85th year on March 9, Mr. Rathburn was able to overcome a pneumonic condition that developed after he had fallen from a ladder and received serious injuries last Saturday. This accident had occurred while he was _____ing a pear tree in his back
yard. The ligaments of one hip was torn loose and his body was badly bruised.

An Unusual Career

     Up to that time Mr. Rathburn’s health had been remarkably good for one of his years. He was mentally alert, physically active, and looked as if he might be in his early 60’s.
     Some of the salient achievements of his long and useful life are: Service as a director of the Gallipolis Savings & Loan Company for the last 40 years, president of it for a generation, or since the death of James Mullineaux (grandfather of James Mullineaux who died less than 24 hours before Mr. Rathburn died); 40 years service as township treasurer, his tenure ending when the office was consolidated by legislative act with the office of township clerk.
     Mr. Rathburn was born and reared on what is now the Holzer Hospital corner, his birthplace being a brick dwelling, having been razed to make room for the hospital building; and his birthdate was March 9, 1851. As a boy in Civil War times, he set out the elm tree, now grown to magnificent proportions, that stands directly in front of the hospital entrance. He set out other trees there, but they were crushed by passing war vehicles.
     He was the last survivor of the three children of Judge Samuel B. Rathburn. His sister, Mary E. Long, died about two years ago. The late S. A. Rathburn was a brother. The father was the first probate judge of the county and was a leading merchant on the Public Square for many years.

Married 59 Years

     When a young man James Rathburn learned the trade of carriage-maker working for his uncle, James Vanden, who was in business where the Hotel Libby is now.
     Fifty-nine years ago next July 23, he and Mary Irwin were married. He then engaged in the feed business devoting part time to his trade, his place of business being the first door above the E. L. Neal drug store on the site of a building the Rathburns now own; and he and Mrs. Rathburn lived on the second floor.
     Later on he devoted all his time to carriage-making and repairing in partnership with his brother. About 1890, their business was moved to a frame structure that stood between the Presbyterian church and the Ohio Valley Bank building.
     The Gallipolis S. and L. Co. was organized in 1886. On the first directorate were Dr. E. G. Alcorn (the only one now living), J. J. Cadot, A. A. Lyon, A. F. Moore, James Mullineaux, Chas. Regnier and J. J. Thomas. In a few months Mr. Regnier resigned and moved to Cincinnati and Mr. Rathburn was elected to succeed him and remained a member continuously thereafter.
     Mr. Rathburn was a modest, unassuming man, honorable and upright in all his dealings and relationships, tenderly devoted to his loved ones, attached to his home, and attentive to his every duty. He had been a Mason for many years.
     He is survived by his wife, who reciprocated to the full his devotion and love; and one daughter, Jette, at home, and two granddaughters and two grandsons. He and his wife had experienced deep and ineffaceable sorrows in the death of their two sons, Dr. Irwin Rathburn of Russell, Ky., some seven years ago, and Albert Rathburn of Huntington on Feb. 28, last year.
Their oldest child, Bessie, died when but six years old.
    Funeral services will be held at the residence at 2 o’clock Saturday, in charge of Rev. L. W. Gishler. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery by Funeral Director Elias Wetherholt.
     To the foregoing sketch may be added a paragraph on the ancestral background of the decedent. One of Mr. Rathburn’s grandfathers was Joseph Vanden, whose correct surname was Vanden Bemden, and who was born in Amsterdam April 1, 1787. When six years old he came to Gallipolis, then scarcely three years old.
     Joseph became a captain in the War of 1812 and was an intimate friend of Col. Robert Safford, chopper of the first tree here. He stood on the river bank and hailed the first steamboat that came into this port. As a deputy sheriff he officiated at the hanging of Jim Lane, in 1817, the first and only legal execution that ever occurred in the county. He died in 1881, aged 94. His father, Martinus Vanden-Bemden, was a ship-builder and during his stay in Gallipolis was a friend of Daniel Boone.  [J.W. Rathburn picture attached to obituary]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 21, 1935
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Rathburn, Jette

Miss Rathburn Dies Sunday
     GALLIPOLIS - Miss Jette Rathburn, age about 55, died in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, at eleven o’clock Sunday night after only a few days’ illness. She was taken ill while spending the holidays in Huntington with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Beuna Rathburn and son James and daughter Frances. Her condition becoming grave, she was removed to the hospital there on Friday. The body was brought back to Gallipolis late Sunday night, and is at the George J. Wetherholt & Sons Mortuary pending final funeral arrangements.
     Her mother, the late Mary Irwin Rathburn, who died last May, and the late George J. Wetherholt were first cousins, as was also Elias Wetherholt. She is the last surviving member of the family of Mr. and Mrs. James Rathburn, which included: Irwin and Albert Rathburn, the latter being the late husband of Mrs. Beuna Rathburn, at whose home Miss Jette was visiting when taken ill.

Athens Messenger
Monday, January 15, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Rathburn, Johanna C. [Bemden]

     Mrs. Johanna C. Rathburn was born November 10, 1817, and died from general debility attendant upon old age December 22, 1896. Mrs. Rathburn was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Vanden Bemden, who were among the prominent early settlers of Gallipolis and vicinity. On January 22, 1843, she was married to Samuel B Rathburn, with whom she lived happily until October 3, 1877, when her husband was removed by death. To this union were born four children – Charles, who died in this city in 1880; Mrs. Mary F. Long, of Zanesville; James W. and Samuel A. Rathburn of this city.
     Deceased leaves one sister, Mrs. Susan Buck, of Bidwell, and two brothers, James and John C. Vanden of this city. Early in life while yet a mere girl, Mrs. Rathburn united with the M. E. Church, and through all these years has exemplified the power of the religion she professed by a devout and consistent Christian life. As a neighbor and friend she was kind and sympathetic, ever ready to respond to the calls of the needy and distressed. Besides the near relatives named she leaves a large number of kindred and friends who will join the brothers, sister and children in their sorrow and bereavement.
     The funeral services were conducted from the residence of her son, S. A. Rathburn, on Third street, with whom she made her home, Thursday, December 24, at 1: 30 o'clock p.m. by Rev. A. J. Hawk, pastor of the M. E. Church, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Pine street Cemetery beside those of her late husband, Hayward & Son conducting the burial. The pall bearers were selected from among the nephews of the deceased as follows: C. M. Adams, P. McMullen, E. W. Vanden, C. D. Kerr, W. H. Vanden and H. B. Gentry.

[Note: Died December 29, 1896]

Gallipolis Journal
December, 1896
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Rathburn, Maria L. [Mullineux]

Death of Mrs. Maria L. Mullineux Rathburn
     It is always a painful matter to us to record a death. We cannot do so without seeing before us the forms of the stricken ones, sometimes a father, sometimes a mother, sometimes helpless children, a husband, a son, a daughter, a wife, a brother, a sister, and lastly, but not always least, a friend. Death to us is always terrible, whether it strikes down the aged or the young.  It has been likened unto a thief in the night, who, when the innocent are resting in peaceful security, raises the latch and comes in. In itself it is oftentimes as gentle as its twin sister, Sleep, but the cruel separations, the agonizing tears, and the wail of stricken ones are always there. To the victim, Death is often merciful; but to the living, how it breaks in on their joys and plans, disrupting ties and affections that are twined ‘round their very hearts. All through this life a sad undertone can be heard moaning in our hearts, “O, it if it were not for Death.” We try to throw it off. We shut our ears to it. We say we will not sit amid the gloom of tombstones, but the specter is always with us. Hope only consoles us. Hope that we will meet again. Hope that the departed have gone like summer birds at the approach of winter to where the skies are brighter, where the sun is warmer, where storms never come, and where the trials of this life have no existence. 
     The circumstances surrounding Mrs. Rathburn’s departure are peculiarly sad. Only four days of serious illness, and she that was a happy wife and a loving mother is no more. Such cases are so hard to realize that they shock us. Yet, in her youthful prime, having but little more than entered her 34th year, full of aspiration, hope and industry, wrapped up and almost lost in the joys and pleasure of her own hearthstone, she has been taken, and her sorrowing husband and motherless children have our deepest sympathy. Mrs. Rathburn had been indisposed since Sunday, Oct. 26th, but thought little o’ it until Tuesday, finding herself worse, a physician was sent for. Shortly afterward and very unexpectedly she went into convulsions, and from that into unconsciousness, which was merciful for her sufferings were terrible. This condition lasted until 1:15 o’clock Saturday afternoon, when she passed away.
     She had been always an attendant at the Presbyterian Church, had sung for many years in the choir there, and Rev. R. H. Coulter, pastor of that church, conducted her funeral services at 2 p. m. Monday. She was buried in the old cemetery by the side of a little darling that had preceded her. The floral offerings of loving friends from at road and at home were profuse and beautiful. Mrs. Rathburn was united in marriage with Mr. S. A. Rathburn in 1880. Two little children, Freddie, aged eight, and Marie, aged four years, and their father survive her. She was the daughter of James Mullineux, Sr., who with brothers and sisters mourn their great lost [sic]. Her acquaintances, for whom she always spoke a good word, never an ill one, will also keep green the memory of the graceful attributes that made her womanhood beautiful.

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, November 04, 1890
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Rathburn, Mary Jane [Irwin]

Mrs. Rathburn, 87, Died At Hospital This Morning
Widow of James W. Rathburn---Funeral At 2 Tuesday
     Mrs. Mary Jane (Irwin) Rathburn, 713 Second Ave., widow of James W. Rathburn, died at 7:45 this morning at the Holzer Hospital. She was taken there Wednesday afternoon after a week’s illness. Death was due to angina pectoris and had been looked for at any hour for several days.
     Mrs. Rathburn was 87 years old last November 24 and at that time and even later she was remarkably active and alert, mentally and physically, but she had a severe illness during the holidays. She was the last representative of her generation of the well-known Irwin family.
     Mr. Rathburn, prominent in the business life of his native city died March 21, 1935. They are survived by one daughter, Miss Jette Rathburn, her mother’s close and devoted companion in the home and by these grandchildren: Mrs. Harry Darby, Greenup, Ky.; Ellis Rathburn, who is in the navy and stationed at Jacksonville, Fla.; James and Frances Rathburn, Huntington.
     Mrs. Rathburn was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church and she was also a member of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Rathburn was fond of young people and was tenderly devoted to her daughter and her grandchildren and her home.
     Funeral services have been tentatively set for 2 o’clock Tuesday but the time may be changed depending on the arrival of Ellis Rathburn. The rites will be held at the home and interment will be made in Pine Street Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, April 15, 1944

Rathburn Funeral At 2 P. M. Tuesday
     Funeral services for Mrs. J. W. Rathburn will be conducted by Rev. W. Scott Westerman at the Rathburn home, 723 [sic] Second Ave. at 2 o’clock Tuesday. Interment will be made in Pine Street Cemetery by G. J. Wetherholt & Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 17, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Rathburn, Samuel Alonzo

S. A. Rathburn Passed Away Sunday Morning
Resident of Gallipolis Since Birth Succumbs to Attack of Gall Stones
     The entire community received a sad shock Sunday morning when it learned of the passing of Mr. S. A. Rathburn, a life-long resident of Gallipolis and one of its most prominent and well-to-do citizens who died at 2 a. m., August 19, 1923. He was 74 years of age. Mr. Rathburn was in better health lately than he had enjoyed for some time. He had been mingling with his friends about town and looking after his business affairs, enjoying a life of retirement. But Friday night he was seized with an attack of gall stones. Being frail, the great suffering and pain were more than he could stand and he succumbed.
     While yet a boy Mr. Rathburn learned the carriage maker’s trade and went into business with his brother James. The two continued in business together until they retired in 1919. Mr. Rathburn was first married to Maria Mullineaux, March 17, 1880, to them were born three children; {unreadable text] of Columbus, and Mrs. Marie [unreadable text] also of Columbus. The third child died in infancy, and the mother died in 1890. In March, 1894, he was married to Sattie E. Tripp and to this union two children, Margie and Charles were born.
Since 1897 Mr. Rathburn had been a member of the Masonic Order, serving in all Masonic chairs except the Commandery. He was master of the lodge in 1895 and High Priest of Gallipolis Chapter in 1899. During all his life he was a great worker in the lodge and one of its most valued members. For years Mr. Rathburn had been a devoted member of St. Peter’s Episcopal church which he loved dearly. He was one of the vestryman [sic] of the church. Mr. Rathburn was also one of the directors in the Buckeye Savings and Loan Co.
     The funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the home on Third Avenue under the direction of the Knight Templars, and will be conducted by the Rev. Mr. Willis of Point Pleasant. The burial will follow at Mound Hill cemetery by Geo. J. Wetherholt and Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday August 20, 1923
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Rathburn, Samuel B.


Death of Judge Rathburn
     On Wedesday [sic] morning of last week passed from earthly scenes Judge Samuel B. Rathburn, of our city. His demise was not unexpected, as he had been confined to his home from serious illness for several months. Judge Rathburn was a familiar acquaintance of nearly all our readers, having been a resident of our city for fifty years. He was born in Connecticut in 1803, and was therefore seventy-four years old at his death.      He was a man universally esteemed and respected. He had repeatedly held office in this county, having been Mayor, Justice of the Peace, Deputy Sheriff and Probate Judge. In every position he did his duty faithfully, honestly and correctly. He leaves many relatives and friends who will keenly feel and mourn the loss of a kind and indulgent friend. May his memory always be cherished and be sweet to them. “And Isaac gave up the ghost and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days.”

[Note: Born August 21, 1803, died October 3, 1877 and buried in Pine Street Cemetery]

Unknown Newspaper
About Wednesday, October 03, 1877
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Rauber, Otto

Death of Otto Rauber
     Mr. Otto Rauber died Monday morning, Jan.22, 1923, at 10 o'clock at his home on First Avenue after a two weeks' illness of pneumonia. Mr. Rauber was connected with the box factory in the Hayward Building during its operation about a year ago.
     He married Miss Ora Betz of this city a year ago, who, with his mother and several brothers and sisters in Cincinnati, survive him.
     The body was prepared for burial by Hayward and was taken to Cincinnati for burial. Brief services were held at the home of Rev. Curtis Smith.

[Note: Death Certificate...born 1885; died Jan. 22, 1923, age 38 years. Parents: Martin Rauber (born Switzerland) and Anna Effinger ( born Germany). Cause of death..heart failure following crisis of double pneumonia. Married]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan. 23, 1923
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page

Ray, Ed

Ed Ray Dead
     Ed Ray died at his home in Columbus Wednesday. His body was brought to Mt. Zion church in Ohio township Friday for funeral services and burial. He was a native of Waugh Bottom and has many friends and relatives here.

Gallipolis paper
Date Unknown
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith

Ray, Fred Hamilton

Death of a Young Lad
     Fred Hamilton Ray, son of Oakley and Ethel [Hamilton] Ray, of Green Township and in the 9th year of his age, died Sunday evening at 10 o'clock of typhoid pneumonia and meningitis.
     The funeral services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. conducted at Centenary by Rev. George W. Brown of the Rodney Circuit and the burial at the same place by Wetherholt.
     He was the eldest child of his parents and they will have the sympathy of many friends.

[Note: Death Certificate born July 7, 1903; died Sept. 10, 1911; 8 years, 2 months and 3 days of age.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sept. 12, 1911
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Ray, Rachel M. [McFarland]

Tribute To The Memory of Mrs. R.M. Ray
     Mrs. Rachel M. Ray, wife of the Rev. J.D. Ray, died at Pilgrim's Cottage, Mount Ebenezer, Gallia county, Ohio, on Wednesday evening, at 25 minutes past 11 o'clock. She was removed from time to eternity in the sixty-fifth year of her age; and being "justified by faith" she had "peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 5:1
     It may be interesting to her numerous friends to have a brief notice of the life and character of this most excellent woman. She was born in Chester county, Pennsylvania, on the 22nd of March 1799. During her childhood her father and family moved to Canonsburgh, Washington county, Pennsylvania, where he resided until the time of his death which occurred on the 1st of June 1825. The name of John McFarland will long be remembered and revered by the members of the Reformed Presbyterian church in that region, for his usefulness, fidelity, punctuality, and godly sincerity. His house was ever the welcome and hospitable home of the ministry and friends of Christ. His widow who was truly a mother of Israel and remarkable for her kind, pacific, and gentle disposition, and for her unobtrusive piety survived her husband for nearly eleven years. She died at the residence of the Rev. J.D. Ray, at Mt. Carmel, in the faith and hope of the Gospel, on the 12th of March, 1836.
     Her (Rachel M.) only surviving sister, and indeed the only surviving member of her father's house, remarked in a letter to the writer, received during the illness of the deceased that "she was a praying christian from her youth up, and remarkable for her integrity and purity of life." The same testimony might be given by hundreds, who knew her well in the relations of daughter, girl, and wife, and above all as a meek and humble disciple in the school of Christ in which she excelled many in christian knowledge and experience, whose advantages in some respects, were far superior to hers.
     On the 24th of October, 1826, the Rev. J.D. Ray and this lovely, devout, and interesting girl were united in the sacred bonds of matrimony at her mother's house in Canonsburgh, Pennsylvania. In a short time after this they removed to Mt. Carmel, and during the pastorate of her husband over the churches of Mount Carmel, the North Branch, and Mount Tabor, Virginia, embracing a period of about 28 years, no woman could have more faithfully and conscientiously performed the arduous and often perplexing duties of a pastor's wife.
     She leaves a bereaved and disconsolate husband, with numerous relatives and friends to deplore her removal from this life, though well assured she is now numbered with the spirits of the "just made perfect' in the Paradise of God.
     The funeral services being closed, her mortal remains were conveyed to the Smeltzer Grave-yard, followed by many neighbors and friends, and there interred in the cold and silent grave.

[Note: She is buried at Centenary CE. Gravemarker date of death December 16, 1863, 67 y, w/o Rev. J.D.]

Simmerman files, Tope file with a notebook of handwritten obituaries that Ann Simmerman copied from Mary Tope's scrapbook, Bossard Library. This obituary is 5 1/2 handwritten pages. I only abstracted the genealogical information for transcription.
Newspaper was The Gallipolis Journal
January 28, 1864
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                          Top of Page

Rayburn, Octavia S. [Crowford]

     Octavia S. Crowford [sic] was born in Roanoke, Virginia, June 19, 1842, was married to William M. Rayburn April 20, 1865, departed this life May 7th, 1894, aged 51 years, 10 months and 18 days. She united with the M. E. Church about 30 years ago, and has lived a consistent Christian life. The family wishes to express their thanks to the good people of Vinton for kindness and services all the time during the protracted sickness of the dear sister, which was 18 or 20 months.

“Jesus while our hearts are bleeding,
O’er the spoils that Death hath won
We would at this solemn home
Calmly say Thy will be done.

Though cast down we’re not forsaken
Though afflicted not alone,
Thou didst give and thou hast taken,
Blessed Lord Thy will be done.

Then ‘round my senseless clay,
Assemble those I love
And sing of heaven—delightful heaven
My glorious home above.”

   Funeral services in M. E. church at Vinton to a large congregation.
             Elder G. S. Stevenson

[Note: Buried in McGhee Cemetery in Huntington Twp.]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday May 16, 1894
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Rayburn, Sarah L. [Phillips]

Mrs. Rayburn Dies: Funeral To Be Monday
     Mrs. Sarah L. Phillips Rayburn, 77, wife of W. H. Rayburn, died at 4 a.m. today at her home, 927 Second Ave., as the result of a stroke she suffered Wednesday night. She had been in failing health for several months.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from the First Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Linson H. Stebbins officiating, and burial will be made by W. W. Phillips, Ironton, in Pine Street Cemetery. The body will be at the late residence after 8 p.m. today, and friends may call there.
     Born Sept. 28, 1871, in Harrison Twp. to Daniel and Jemima Harbour Phillips, the decedent married W. H. Rayburn, Vinton, June 7, 1899. To this union two sons were born, Virgil Rayburn, Huntington, and Harry Rayburn, Troy, who survive along with a brother, D. M. Phillips, Ashland, Ky., and a sister, Mrs. Ella Hoops, Springfield. Two brothers preceded her in death: Orlando Phillips, 1940, and Homer Phillips, 1924. Four grandchildren survive.
     A kindly Christian woman whose hospitality was well-known throughout Gallia County, Mrs. Rayburn became a member of the old Smoky Row Free Will Baptist Church about the age of 16 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and of Dr. Ella G. Lupton’ Bible Class at the time of her death, and she was loved and respected by all the members of the congregation.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, November 13, 1948
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Raynes, Mary Frances [Hively]

     Mary Frances Raynes, 67, 113 Vinton Court, Gallipolis, died Thursday, March 21, 1996 at her residence. Born Sept. 24, 1928 in Gallia County, daughter of the late Isaac Hively, Sr. and Edith S. Kemper Hively, she was a retired licensed practical nurse at Gallipolis Developmental Center.
     Surviving are two daughters, Glenna Snyder and Nila (Robert) Hall, both of Gallipolis; three grandchildren; a sister, Rachel Mae Colley of Florida, and two brothers, Isaac Hively, Jr. of Gallipolis, and John Hively of Murrysville, Pa. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mildred McGuire.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Manuel Lee Aldridge officiating. Burial will be in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 22, 1996
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Raynor, Charles

C. Raynor of Rodney Dies in Hospital Here

Passes Away Yesterday at Holzer Hospital
Funeral at 2 Saturday
     Charles Raynor, perhaps the oldest resident of Rodney and vicinity, and long a familiar figure not only in that community but in Gallipolis as well, died at the Holzer Hospital at 2:40 Wednesday afternoon. He had been brought there a week ago suffering from infirmities incident to his 85 year.
     Mr. Raynor was a farmer and esteemed by his neighborhood and acquaintances generally as a good citizen and a straight forward man. He was married twice. His first wife was Emma Zink and she is the mother of his children. His second wife, who was Sallie Bretz and a sister of the Rev. Mr. Bretz, and these four children survive: Robert Raynor of near Kerr; Mrs. Ross Phillips, Gallipolis; Mrs. Charles Duncan, Huntington; Mrs. Carmen St. Clair, Nelsonville. Miss Garnet Whiting of near Rodney was a niece, her mother and Mr. Raynor having been sister and brother.
     The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday, but the complete arrangements for the last rites were not learned. Elias Wetherholt will have charge of the interment.

[Note: Mr. Raynor is buried at Calvary in Rio Grande, 1851-1936, and his death record states he was the son of Thomas and Janet Gillespie Raynor.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 8, 1936
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Raynor, Emma

Death of Mrs. Raynor
     Mrs. Emma Raynor, aged sixty-five, passed away at her home in Rodney at 2 a.m. Thursday, September 15, after an illness extending over a period of ten months. She had a cancer of the
     Mrs. Raynor leaves besides her husband, three daughters; Mrs. Charles Duncan, of Gallipolis, Mrs. Charles Shmeley of Nelsonville and Mrs. Otho Powell of Kerr's Station. One son, Robert Raynor, lives at Bidwell. She also leaves two brothers.
     The funeral services will be conducted at the Rodney M.E. Church, Thursday morning at 10 o'clock with Rev. E. L. Morrell. Interment will follow at the Rio Grande Cemetery, with Wetherholt & Entsminger in charge of the burial.
     Mrs. Raynor was a kind and noble woman who will be greatly missed in her home and

[Note: According to Emma's death record she was the wife of Charles Raynor and the daughter of John and Betsie Ingels Zink. She was buried in Calvary in Rio Grande. 1855-1921]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 16, 1921
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Raynor, Shannon

     Shannon L. Raynor, 19, E.S.R., Gallipolis, died Monday from injuries received in an auto accident.
Miss Raynor was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gallipolis. She was born May 22, 1970, in Gallipolis, daughter of David L. and Barbara Ashworth Raynor of E.S.R., Gallipolis.
     Also surviving are three sisters, Tracy Brumfield of Gallipolis, Lee Ann Raynor, Heather Raynor and one brother, David Raynor, all at home; paternal grandmother, Eloise Collins of Proctorville, Ohio and maternal grandmother, Imo Ashworth of Huntington, WV.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. Archie Conn, Rev. Joseph Godwin and Rev. Alvis Pollard officiating. Burial will be at Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday.

[Note: Died Dec. 18, 1989]

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

Reed, Charles

Chas. Reed Dead
     The body of the late Charles Reed, who died in Pittsburgh, Pa., Monday, was brought to Pomeroy Tuesday for burial. Mr. Reed formerly lived in Gallipolis and was employed for many years by the Harmony Creamery Co., here. He moved to Pittsburgh at the time of the local plant's removal and had lived there ever since. He had been in poor health for several weeks. His daughter, Mrs. Gladys Dunn, of Fourth avenue, this city, was called to his bedside last week by news of his critical condition.

Gallia Times
July 21, 1927
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Reed, Charles

     Charles Reed departed this life Oct. 19, 1895, aged 75 years, 4 months, 4 days. The deceased was born near the village of Porter and has always lived in Gallia County. In the early part of his manhood he ran the Ohio River on flatboats from Pittsburg to Cairo. Then later he became a stone mason of which he did a great deal of work in the city of Gallipolis.
     But of late years, he has been in poor health not being able to go around part of the time till God saw fit to relieve him of his suffering.
     He leaves an aged widow and three children to mourn the loss of a kind husband and faithful father. We miss you here dear grandfather. To mortal mind it would seem that such a gentle kind-hearted grandfather could not be spared from among us.

Father thy chair is vacant
  The voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in our home
  Which never can be filled.

Peace by thy silent slumber,
  Peaceful be thy grave so low
Thou no more will join our number
  Thou no more our song shall know.

Call not back the dear departed,
  Anchored safe where storms are o’er
On the border land we left him
  Soon to meet and part no more.
                          D______  Johnson
                        Granddaughter of deceased.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, November 6, 1895
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Reed, Cora Belle [Meal]

Mrs. Reed is Claimed at 79 After Illness
     Mrs. Cora Belle Reed, 79, a resident of 1059 Second Ave., died at 12:50 a.m. Wednesday in Gallipolis Medical Center Hospital. She had been hospitalized for 24 days, and she had been in failing health for a year and a half.
     Mrs. Reed was born in Clay Twp., July 10, 1885, and was the last of 10 children born to the late George and Rosina Brucker Meal. She attended school at Yellowtown. Her marriage to Emmett Reed took place in 1901, and he preceded her in death in 1953. A son, Cecil Reed, died May 2, 1926. Her only survivors are 10 nieces and nephews. She was a member of Grace Methodist Church.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Hughey Jones will officiate and burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 8, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Reed, Edith [Roush]

Death of Mrs. Reed
    Mrs. Edith Reed, wife of Mr. Curt Reed, and niece of Mrs. C. A. Smith of this city, mentioned as being very ill, died this Tuesday morning of typhoid fever. She leaves two children and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Roush, where she died while there on a visit.
     She was an excellent lady whose death will bring sadness to many friends.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, October 3, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Reed, Lela May

Mrs. Earl Reed Dies
Services at Dexter
     Lela May Reed, wife of Earl Reed, died Saturday afternoon at her home between Kyger and Leading Creek. She had been ill for a year. Mrs. Reed was nearing her 48th birthday, having been born April 14, 1886, at Dexter. She was a daughter of Elijah and Elmeta McCarley Rathburn.
     Nineteen years ago she and Mr. Reed were married and six children ranging in ages from 18 to 6 survive: Alta, Carl, Clarence, Flossie, Emma May and Jean. There also survive three brothers and a sister: Jonas Rathburn, Middleport; Finley, Ray, Ohio; Homer, Ashville, and Lillie Frances, Dexter.
     Funeral services will be held at the Christian Church at Dexter, of which decedent was a member, at 1 o'clock Tuesday Burial in Nelson cemetery near Salem Center by Undertaker J. L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Tribune
March 1934
Transcribed by J. Farley

Reed, Martha M.

Death of Mrs. Reed
     Mrs. Martha M. Reed, residing in East Gallipolis, died last Monday evening. She was in the fifty-third year of her age and leaves a husband, two sons and one daughter. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning and the burial at Pine Street cemetery by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, March 9, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Reed, Robin [Baker]

Mrs. Robin Reed Dies Wednesday
     Mrs. Robin Baker Reed, 42, wife of Kenneth Reed, Rt. 1 Vinton, died in Holzer Hospital at 8:40 p.m., Wednesday. Her death was unexpected as her condition has been satisfactory since she entered the hospital on Dec. 17. However, she had been in poor health for a period of a year or more.
     Mrs. Reed was a native of Vinton where she was born on Oct. 11, 1913, the daughter of the late Augustus and Mabel Clark Baker. She was married to Kenneth Reed May 26, 1931. She attended the village schools and was graduated from Vinton High school in 1931. She was a member of the Vinton Methodist church.
     In addition to the husband, she is survived by a brother, Jacob Clark Baker of Warren. Funeral arrangements, which are in charge of the McCoy Funeral home, will await the arrival of the brother.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday December 29, 1955
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Rees, Adeline [McCoy]

REESMrs. Adeline McCoy Rees, February 28, 1892, at her residence about five miles northeast of this city. Mrs. Rees was 60 years of age, and had been an exemplary Christian for many years. Her funeral, which was largely attended, and conducted by Rev. C. A. McManis, occurred March 1st.

[Note: She is buried in Maddy Cemetery, Addison Twp.]

Gallipolis Journal
March 9, 1892
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Rees, Beryl [Feltman]

Mrs. B.F. Rees, 80, Native of Vinton, Is Dead
     Mrs. Beryl Feltman Rees, 80, a native of Vinton and widow of S. Newton Rees, died at her home in Winter Garden, Fla., where she lived for over ten years. Mrs. Rees was born at Vinton on May 11, 1879 to the late John and Molly Harriger Feltman. After her marriage to Mr. Rees they operated a general store in Vinton that had been in the family for years and was known as the Feltman-Rees store. Her husband preceded her in death on March 16, 1949. Shortly after that time she went to Florida.
     She is survived by a son and daughter, John Newton Rees, principal of a Winter Garden, Fla., school, and Mrs. Mary Sattler of Mineral City. There are eight grandchildren.
     Mrs. Rees was a member of the Vinton Chapter, Order of Eastern Star and the Vinton Baptist church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McCoy Funeral home. Rev. Gerald Brown will officiate and burial will follow in Vinton Memorial Park. The body will arrive from Florida late today, and friends may call on Tuesday at the funeral home until the hour of the service. Pall bearers will be Everette A. Evans, E.O.Russell, George P. Ewing, Oty M. Stewart, Clair Jones and John Jones.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
14 March, 1960
Transcribed by Claudia Melin                                                                          Top of Page

Rees, Chas.

     In Rodney, 26th ult, Mr. Chas. Rees, in his 82d year. He came to this country in 1830, from Wales - joined the M. E. Church in Centerville, in 1836. In 1858 he became a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. He is in the hands of Him who doeth all things well.

Gallipolis Journal
Sept 7, 1876
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Rees, D. Donald

     D. Donald Rees, 77, 509 First Ave., Gallipolis, died Saturday at his residence. He was a retired appraiser from the Gallia County Auditor's office. He was also a partner in the Sigler Lanier Clothing Company and operated a farm in Perry Township.
     Born Dec. 15, 1909 in Hartline, Wash., he was a son of the late Timothy Rees and Ajesta Childers Rees. Married to Madeline Campell on Nov. 15, 1945, she survives, along with a brother, Gene Rees of Springfield, Ohio, and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Young of Gallipolis; several neices[sic] and nephews.
     He was a member of Nebo Church; Post 4464 VFW; Lafayette Post of the American Legion and a life member of the Gallipolis Elks Lodge. He was a treasurer and trustee for Nebo Church and Nebo Cemetery Association. He was also trustee and treasurer for Welsh Gynamfu.
     He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, with the 6th Armored Division of Gen. George S. Patton. He served in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland. He received the Silver Star, five Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart.
     Services will be conducted Tuesday, 11 a.m. at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, the Rev. Gomer Jenkins officiating. Burial follows in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, Monday, 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside flag presentation will be made VFW Post 4464.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, November 7, 1988
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards                                                                  Top of Page

Rees, David

Death of David Rees
     Mr. Rees, whose illness at Columbus has been previously mentioned, died at Columbus at the Protestant Hospital and his body will be brought here on the noon train Saturday by friends; who will be met by Undertaker Davis & Thomas of Thurman and will be taken out to Tyn Rhos Cemetery for burial Sunday at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, the services being conducted by Rev. Dr. J. M. Davis.

[Note: Death Certificate...born 1853 Gallia County, died Nov. 17, 1911 Franklin County, Ohio; 58 years of age. Parents: John A. Rees and Jane Daniels (both born Wales)]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 17, 1911
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Death of David Rees
     David Rees, a former resident of this county, died at Mt. Carmel Hospital, Columbus Friday morning and his body arrived here Saturday noon. Undertaker Davis of Thurman took charge of the remains and the funeral was held at Tyn'Rhos Sunday morning at 10 o'clock Dr. J. M. David conducting the services. 
     Mr. Rees had been employed at the State Imbecile Asylum for some years and was 59 years of age. He is survived by three brothers, Rev. Evan of Castleton, Ill., Aaron of Elgin, Ill., and S. Newt of Portland, Ore., and by four sisters, Mrs. Mary Ann Richards of Cora, Mrs. David T. Jones of Keystone, Mrs. Elizabeth Rees of Thurman and Mrs. James Davis of Santa Anna, Cal. He was a member of the Welsh Congregational Church and a highly respected man.

[Note: per stone, b. 1852]

Gallipolis Bulletin
November 23, 1911
No. 46 p. 1
Transcribed by Jan Rader                                                                              Top of Page

Reese [Rees]. Elizabeth

Death of Mrs. Timothy Reese
     The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Reese [Rees], wife of Timothy Reese, occurred Friday evening, April 15, 1921, after an illness of several weeks of heart trouble and complications. Mrs. Reese leaves to mourn her loss her husband and six children, Evan and Anna at home, John and Dan, who live in Arizona, Mrs. Jennie Moats of Dayton and Mrs. Elma Evans of Cadmus. The funeral service will probably be Tuesday at Tyn Rhos conducted by Rev. M. G. Jones of Oak Hill.

[Note: 1/15/1851 - 4/15/1921 d/o John A. & Jane Daniels Rees]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, April 16, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Rees, Floyd

     Floyd H. Rees, 85, Gallipolis, died Saturday, June 3, 1995 at Holzer Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Gallia County, he was a graduate of Cadmus High School. He worked for many years at the Gallipolis Motor Company.
     Born Dec. 6, 1908, he was the son of Charles and Blanche Klicker Rees. He married Thelma Dabney July 5, 1936 in Olive Hill, Ky., and she survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Lynda (Terry) Heaton of Northville, Mich.; one son, Larry (Laura) Rees of Westerville; two grandsons, Robert and Christopher Heaton; one sister, Geneva (Nolan) Carter of Gallipolis; and one sister-in-law, Faye Rees of Gallipolis. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Rees.
     Friends my call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, where the service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Pall bearers will be Wayne Brown, Tom Grube, Tommy Mathews, Larry North, Eugene Rees and Paul Rees.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 5, 1995
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans

Rees, Gertrude Lucille

Lucille Rees, Recorder, Dies Early This Morning
     The remarkable career of County Recorder Gertrude Lucille Rees has ended. She passed away at 2:30 this morning at the Holzer Hospital. Most of her friends knew she was suffering from an uncommon blood disease and that her condition was hopeless.
     Miss Rees worked in her office on Monday, Jan. 26, but entered the hospital that evening. In a few days she responded to treatment and expert care and blood transfusions. Then came a turn for the worse and on Saturday it was thought she would not live through the day. On the death certificate Dr. C. E. Richards said death was caused by agranulocylosis. That is a condition in which the granulocytes in the blood are absent or greatly reduced in number. Leucocytes are white or colorless corpuscles.
     Sunday there were moments when she apparently recognized her sister, Mrs. Amy Wedemeyer, who remained at her side to the limit of her endurance. But there was no mistaking of the fact that death was drawing near, as revealed in Monday's Tribune.
     Lucille Rees was one of the most popular and most capable officials within the memory of present-day voters. In 1932, when she was but 21, she won the Republican nomination for recorder in a spirited contest. She was elected that fall, assumed her duties in 1933, had served the last 15 years, and was a candidate for reelection. She was chosen for six two-year terms and in 1944 for four-year term. In primary and general elections her pluralities were increasingly impressive. They reflected her acquaintanceship, her astuteness as a campaigner, and her [compet-runner-up candidate for nomination for sheriff in 1916 when H. W. Sowards was the winner- sic].
     Mr. and Mrs. Rees and Lucille moved to Gallipolis in 1925, the older daughter having married Walter Wedemeyer of Walnut Twp. (Rt. l, Patriot) about that time. Lucille was graduated from the GAHS four lears (years) later. In her childhood she was united with the Nebo Congregational Church. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was secretary and a moving spirit in the Nebo Cemetery Association. Here she became a member of the Baptist Church.
     Mr. Rees died in 1930 and Mrs. Rees in 1937. Thereafter, the late Miss Ella Davies became Miss Rees's housekeeper. Her place was taken by Miss Genevieve Baker and the two had lived together for several years in the upper half of the double frame house which Miss Rees owned at 425-427 Fourth Ave. (Hobart Wilson and family live in the other half).
     Mrs. Rees is survived by, besides the sister named, the latter's three sons and a daughter, on whom the aunt lavished her affection, and many first cousins and other kinfolk. And there were friends in every community of the county who will be saddened to hear of her death. There is solace in the knowledge that she accomplished so much despite handicaps that would have destroyed the usefulness of one of less stamina.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth November 20, 1910; date of death February 10, 1948. Her father was John E. Rees (e) and mother Elizabeth (Lizzie) Davies/Davis. She is buried at Nebo CE.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
FEb. 10, 1948
From the collection of and transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans

Rees, Gertrude Lucille

Crowd Gathers For Rees Rites
     Shortly before 2 o’clock it was apparent that expectations for a large attendance at the funeral for County Recorder Lucille Rees would be fulfilled. The rites are being conducted at the First Baptist Church by Rev. J. E. Hakes. Special music was to include a solo by George Wilson and two numbers by a quartet composed of Mrs. Frank Robinson, Miss Marie Bush, James E. Danner and Marshall Fowler.
     Burial will be in Nebo Cemetery by Steve Thomas. Pall bearers will be selected from the decedent’s first cousins. The honorary pall bearers are E. E. Hatfield, Chauncey Johnson, Gilbert Beard, E. N. Leonard, B. Lewis Jones and Loren Thomas.
     Miss Rees was a member of the Daughters of Union Veterans -- but not of the Daughters of the American Revolution as stated in the death account in Tuesday’s paper.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 12, 1948

Church Is Filled For Funeral Rites For Gallia Recorder
     Impressive rites were held Thursday afternoon at the First Baptist Church for Miss Gertrude Lucille Rees, county recorder. Relatives and friends filled the church and some were seated in the rear balcony. Rev J. E. Hakes paid a beautiful tribute to the character and career of the decedent. His discourse teemed and sparkled with apt quotations from the Scriptures. Prayer was offered at the outset by Rev. R. T. Williams of Cincinnati, who is well-known to the Welsh folk of this area.
     In accord with announcement, a solo was sung by George Wilson, a son of Hobart Wilson, whose family occupies half of the Rees property on Fourth Ave., and there were two numbers by a mixed quartet. Interment was made in Nebo Cemetery.
     The pall bearers were: Ben Evans, Bill Jones, Francis Evans, Oscar Rees, Milton Rees, David Luther Evans. Honorary - C. L. Johnson, Elmer Hatfield, Gilbert Beard, E. N. Leonard, B. Lewis Jones and Loren Thomas.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, February 13, 1948
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page

Rees, Harriet [Smith]

Addison Items
     Mrs. Harriet Reece from out on Campaign, was laid to rest Tuesday in the Reece graveyard near the Maddy graveyard.

[Note: Aug. 4, 1819 – Feb. 28, 1904. She was married to John Rees. She is buried in Maddy Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 2, 1904
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Rees, Hollis Irene [Corn]

90-Year-Old Woman Dies At Home Thursday
     Mrs. Hollis Irene Corn Rees, 90, died at 3 p.m. Thursday at a rest home at 136 Fourth Ave. She had been in failing health for several years, and had been a patient at Holzer hospital several times in the past year.
Mrs. Rees was born near Thurman on April 6, 1869 to the late Jeremiah and Susan Waddell Corn. She spent her early life in that community and for a period of time taught school. She was married to David C. Rees on Oct. 16, 1901, and he preceded her in death in November, 1939.
     After his death she came to make her home with her only living daughter, Mrs. L. H. (Florence) Wickline, 404 Hedgewood Dr., who with her husband, have been in Florida for several months. Her only other survivor is a granddaughter, Miss Beatrice Wickline, a registered nurse at Holzer hospital. Three children preceded her in death, Margaret Ann, Mabel Alice and an infant son.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ebenezer church near Rio Grande. Rev. John D. Davis will officiate and burial in the church cemetery will be under the direction of the Phillips Funeral Home. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home and until the hour of the services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, January 8, 1960
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Rees, Jane [Daniels]

In Memory of Mrs. Jane Rees
     Mrs. Jane Rees was born at Abermorig Sir Abertefi, Wales, December 29th 1822, died Aug. 26, 1908, at 8 o'clock pm. in her old home where she resided, at the advanced age of 85 years, 7 months and 27 days.
     She was united in marriage to Mr. John A. Rees January 17th 1845 at Granville, Ohio. Soon after, removing to near Rio Grande, Ohio, where they last resided. The father preceded her to the beyond some 10 years ago at the advanced age of 89 years. There were born to them seven sons and four daughters, three sons John, Daniel and William preceding her with the father to the beyond.
     The children living are Mrs. John L. Richards, Mrs. D.T. Jones, David Rees, Mrs. Timothy Rees, Evan J. Rees, Aaron Rees, Mrs. J.J. Davis and S.N. Rees, with 28 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. They lived together as husband and wife over 54 years, rearing a large family. She also leaves three sisters, Mrs. J.M. Wheaton of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Rees Turner of Columbus Grove, Ohio and Mrs. Peter Richards of Lodi, Wis. One brother was laid to rest last May at the advanced age of 88 years. All the children were present at the funeral also one sister, Mrs. Dr. Wheaton.
     They did not fail in life to give the home the true spirit of Christian teaching. They were exemplary members of the Tyn Rhos Church, being among the older members of the Church. The one great desire of her life was to close life in the old home. This was granted to her. Since the death of the father and husband, her youngest son S.N. Rees remained with her in the old home. She loved her home and she loved her neighbors. Their desire for a fitness of their children for usefulness in life was made manifest in making a sacrifice in time and money in the education of their children, four attending Rio Grande college. Today we lay her to rest peacefully in the City of the Dead by the side of her husband, while we sadly miss and mourn her departure. We know our loss is her gain. May the presence of the master in his comforting influence to the bereaved ones remain. Gathering at last in that great Family that knoweth no separation.

Source: a newspaper clipping, found by descendants in the collections of her grandaughter, Mary Rees Sattler.
Transcribed, with permission from the family, by Claudia Melin

Rees, John

John Rees Died This Forenoon Holzer Hospital
Suffered Stroke While With Other Highway Workers
     John (Jack) Rees, state highway employee, who lived in the 600 block of Second Avenue, died at 11:20 this forenoon, at the Holzer Hospital. He was about 63 years old.
     Mr. Rees suffered a severe heart attack or a stroke after 8 o'clock while he was riding with other highway workers out on Route 141 near what used to be Blazer Post Office.
Estminger's ambulance was called and he was removed to the hospital. His condition seemed to worsen during this trip and he was unable to speak and hardly able to breath because of constant and severe coughing.
     Mr. Rees was born and reared in the Centerpoint community and was the son and only child of the late James and Rachel Jenkins Rees. To distinguish him from others of the same name he was for a long time commonly called John Jim Rees, but here he was better known as Jack Rees.
     He is survived by his wife, who was Marie Klicker and her mother, Mrs. David R. Klicker, who lived at the Rees' home. They were married about 15 years ago and had lived here nearly all the period of their wedlock.
Mr. Rees was a large and stout looking man, but he had had heart trouble for a good while.

[Note: Death Certificate...born Aug. 12, 1898; died Oct. 3, 1944; aged 64 years 1 month and 2 days. Burial: Tyn Rhos Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 3, 1944
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Rees, John

Addison Items
     Mr. John Rees, a resident on Little Campaign, died January 28th. Mr. R. was a kind, good and peaceable citizen. He was over three score years and ten, and if I am rightly informed was born in Addison Township. Thus another of the early pioneers has been gathered to the better land.

[Note: 1800 – Jan. 28, 1876; Age 76 yrs. 10 mos. 23 das. He is buried in Maddy Cemetery, Addison Twp.]

Gallipolis Journal
February 17, 1876
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Rees, John Aaron

In Memory of John A. Rees
     Fortunate indeed is that community whose social and religious principles are guided by men of the highest character. The old Welsh settlement of Tyn Rhos has had many men of rare ability and sterling qualities to direct the affairs of its church and society; but the pioneers have all but one passed away from this world to their reward beyond. No one of this number was longer or more closely identified with the interests of the church than the subject of this obituary.
     Born in Cardigan Shire, South Wales, in 1808, emigrated to America in 1840, lived at Granville, Ohio, seven years, married to Jane Daniels in 1845, moved to the old homestead near Rio Grande in 1847, died August 8, 1898,--such is the brief biography of John A. Rees; but in good deeds and Christian charity his was an eminently successful life. It was not without its share of sorrows; for the death of three sons grown to manhood had many years ago broken the tender ties of home. The aged mother and eight children mourn the loss of a devoted husband and a loving father. The dead live again in tender memories. The memories that will forever adorn this life are the virtues of a devoted Christian, and upright man, and a noble citizen. Fifty years devoted to the interests of his chosen church! Forty-six years one of its ablest deacons, always present, always faithful; a record most remarkable, most satisfactory.
     He was a great bible student and a master of its treasures. Endowed with an extraordiniary memory, he often repeated choice selections from the sermons of eminent divines whom he had heard in the days of his young manhood. He as patient in investigation, prudent in counsel, yet firm in administration. He shared the confidence of his older associates and commanded the respect of the younger people.
     There is a vacant armchair in the old home; there is a vacant seat in the church; but as the years roll by the life that has gone out in death will be made manifest many times in the life of them who lived under its benign influence.
--J.W. Jones

Source: a newspaper clipping, found by descendants in the collections of his grandaughter, Mary Rees Sattler.
Transcribed, with permission from the family, by Claudia Melin

Rees, John J.

Superintendent Of County Home, Died 2 Saturday
Rites To Be Held There At 2 P.M. Wednesday
     Hundreds of Gallia County folk were shocked during the weekend by the news that John J. Rees, superintendent of the County Home, had died there at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. He had been ill and bedfast but a few days. This faithful, capable and conscientious public servant passed away on his 54th birthday, after serving his county and its aged and unfortunate wards for nearly a decade.

Military Funeral
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the home, with the Masons taking a part therein. Interment in Mudsoc Cemetery under the auspices of Lafayette Post, American Legion. Rev. Charles H. Lusher will officiate.
     John Jenkin Rees was born near Patriot on September 21, 1892, a son of David and Margaret Davis Rees. He became a soldier in World War I and was an infantry sergeant.
     Early in 1920 he married Ruby Dailey, a daughter of the late V.F. Dailey, and they lived in the Alexander neighborhood before their selection as superintendent and matron of the County Home, then more often than now called the Infirmary. They assumed their new duties in March, 1937. He succeeded the late Thomas McClaskey. Their only daughter, Virginia, died in August of that year.
     Mr. Rees is survived by his devoted wife and competent co-worker and one son, Vance Rees, who lives at 1112 First Avenue and works for the Gallipolis Motor Company. There is one grandchild, David Leonard Rees. Also surviving are these brothers and sister: Charles Rees, living on the old homestead at Patriot, Floyd Rees, who represents the International Harvester Co. at Springfield, Mo., Thomas Rees, Philadelphia and Mrs. Laura Shelton, Ashland, Ky.
     Decedent was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Patriot and the Patriot Grange and Lafayette Post.
Neighbors and county officials in position to know of the work done by Mr. and Mrs. Rees declare that their record is simply excellent. They were kind and considerate of those placed in their charge and they were industrious and attentive in their duties and the interests of the taxpayers. None praised them higher than former county auditor, Emmet D. Keeler, and the present auditor, Emmett Slagle. Mr. Keeler said in his opinion no county in the state had the peers of the Reeses as managers of a county home.

[Note: Burial is in Neal CE (aka Mudsoc); year of birth on gravemarker has 1891; date of death September 21, 1946.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 23, 1946
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                          Top of Page

Rees, John T.

     GALLIPOLIS - John T. Reese [Rees], 85, of Gage, retired farmer, died at 7 p.m. Friday in Holzer Hospital.  He was born in Gallia County, the son of the late Timothy and Elizabeth Reese.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. R. S. (Jenny) Kerr, Gallipolis and Anne Reese, Gage.
     Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Miller funeral home with burial in Mound Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home this evening.

Athens Sunday Messenger
October 22, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Rees, Lizzie L. [Davies]

Mrs. Lizzie L. Rees, 65, Died This Morning
Widow Of Jack Rees And Mother Of Recorder Rees- Funeral Friday P. M.
     Mrs. Lizzie L. Rees, mother of County Recorder Lucille Rees, died at 4:30 this morning at the Holzer Hospital, whither she had been removed yesterday. Death was due to diabetes. Though her health had been slowly declining for more than a year, comparatively few of her friends were aware of the seriousness of her condition. She had been bedfast much of the time since week ago Friday and there was a turn for the worse on Sunday. Mrs. Rees was the widow of John E. Rees, who died here seven years ago. She was in her 65th year.

Native of Raccoon
     She was a daughter of William J. and Amy Jane Davies and was born in the Tyn Rhos community (Thurman R.D.) but in Raccoon tp. on August 20, 1871. She and Mr. Rees, who was a native of the Nebo community, Perry tp., were married March 20, 1907. They lived in that community and he became an active figure in county affairs. After his health began to fail they moved to Gallipolis in 1925.
     For about a year Mrs. Rees and daughter, Lucille, had lived at 517 Second avenue, across the street from the City building. Another daughter, Amy, wife of Walter Wedemeyer of Patriot R.D. survives. To these daughters the mother was tenderly devoted, and they were to her.
     Also surviving are three sisters and three brothers: Miss Ella Davies, Columbus; Mrs. David Jones, Thurman; Mrs. Amy Fellows, Saginaw, Mich.; Evan W. Davies, Van Wert; Jenkin W. Davies, Venedocia, Ohio; Dan O. Davies, Lancaster. Another brother, John Hamilton Davies, the oldest, died in 1807 [1907?].
     Mrs. Rees was a member of the Congregationalist church of Nebo and of the Daughters of Union Veterans and she held the respect and esteem of a circle of friends extending across the county.
     Brief funeral services will be held at the residence at 12:30 Friday, with Rev. George Sagen in charge. Then the body will be conveyed to Nebo for further services at 2 o'clock. Burial in Nebo cemetery by Davis & Thomas.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 31, 1937
Transcribed by Lynn Anders

Rees, Mabel Alice

[The following is copied  from the original which was in a box of records and
pictures belonging to Mabel's cousin, Debbie Vivian Gooch Logue.]

     The subject of this sketch was born to David C. and Hollis Corn Rees Oct. 23, 1903 and with the exception of a few short visits in different parts of the state, spent her entire life of twenty-eight years on the farm near Ebenezer where she was born. When she was a very small child, she was stricken with a serious illness that for a time threatened to wrest her away. Due to loving care and her own inherent  physical strength, she finally rallied but with a body too frail to enable her to gratify fully her ardent ambition to secure a liberal education. Compelled to discontinue attendance at  the township high school because of failing health, her steadfastness of purpose prompted her to continue her studies at home in leisure hours, when household duties which she assumed did not demand her attention.  She thus earned the credits necessary to be graduated from Rio Grande High School with the class of 1932. This attainment reinforced by wide, well-chosen and discriminate reading – this jeweled crown of her young womanhood secured by her own firm resolve – to-gether with systematized study, equipped her with a broader view, a more extended vision, a grander philosophy of life than that acquired by many with good health and greater opportunities.  She was more familiar with current topics and had a greater knowledge of world history than many college students.
     It was the writer’s privilege to spend much time with her alone in the great out-of-doors.  He knew her  intimately and well.  Her quick  perception, her alert and inquiring mind, her keen sense of humor, her unselfish  kindness and consideration so manifest in her attitude toward others made her a  most enjoyable companion, a staunch and splendid friend. Development along the lines which she had chosen is the only thing that  was necessary to have made her truly great.  Who shall say that this development has  ended?  Who shall say that it may  not have just begun?  It is a consoling thought that her soul may be building even more “stately mansions”
that those she constructed here while she was unconsciously garnering our most copious measures of admiration, respect and love. Her strong public spirit manifested itself in many ways.  
     She has been the organist at Ebenezer Sunday School for the past fifteen years and has served as its treasurer for ten  years.  In a county wide contest,  her government itself recognized this virtue by presenting her with a medal for having sold the greatest number of War Saving Stamps.  She was appointed to a federal office of trust that required careful painstaking effort.
     She became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Thurman under the pastorate of Rev. J. E. Dibert.
     Shortly after the dawn of a new day on June 8, 1932 she was summoned to that unknown, an-to-us-unknowable, realm – one however which we thoroughly believe to be governed by a supreme and benevolent Intelligence, where the wrongs of this world are righted, where the mistakes of this life are rectified, where care and worry cease and Peace that passeth all understanding reigns supreme.  There, awaiting her, she  will find the little sister and baby brother who have preceded  her. She bequeaths a blessed memory to her father, mother, sister, Florence,  and a multitude of other relatives and friends.  Better than stocks and bonds, better  than houses and lands, better than money or anything that wealth can devise is  this rich legacy, this bountiful heritage of a loving memory that honors and  reveres the one who bestowed it.

The world stands out on either side
No wider than her heart was wide;
Above the world is stretched the sky
No higher than her soul was high;
The heart can push the sea and the land
Farther away on either hand;
Her soul hath cleft a rift of blue
Through which the face of God shines  through.

Transcribed by Karen Seibert                                                                        Top of Page

Rees, Margaret [Morgan]

Mrs. Margaret Rees
Dies at Logan; Burial At Sardis, 10 Tuesday
     Mrs. Margaret Morgan Rees, a former resident of Gallipolis, died Saturday evening in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sterling Smith, (Neva Rees) in Logan.  Death ended a long and distressing illness for Mrs. Rees. In addition to the daughter, who tenderly cared for her mother for many years, her husband, Dan L. Rees and a son, Morgan Rees, of Columbus, who also gave his mother a full measure of devotion, survive.  She also leaves several brothers and sisters. 
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock at Sardis Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Rees will be remembered here for her devotion to her family and as an estimable woman.

[Note:  Margaret died March 31, 1934]

Gallipolis Tribune
April 2, 1934
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin

Rees, Margaret [Davis]

Mrs. David Reese Burial Sunday
     Mrs. Margaret Davis Reese was buried Sunday in the Salem cemetery following the funeral services which were held at the Patriot church at 2 p.m. that day. Mrs. Davis [sic- Rees/Reese], who was the widow of David Reese, died suddenly Friday about 10 p.m. at her home in Patriot. She was born in Gallia county, 79 years ago and had lived her entire life in the neighborhood where she was born. She was a member of the Siloam church from early childhood.
     Surviving relatives are one daughter, Laura, at home and four sons, Floyd, Missouri; Thomas, Lancaster; John and Charles, Patriot; one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Tanner, of Gallipolis, two brothers, Thomas Davis, Patriot, and David Davis of Alice, all of whom were present at the funeral with a large number of friends from all parts of the county. A quartet composed of Messrs. J. P. Martin, D. W. Thomas, Mrs. J. P. Huntington and Miss Mayme Berridge sang some beautiful hymns.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 5, 1927
Transcribed by Lynn Anders

Rees, Margaret [Davis]

     Margaret Davis Rees, daughter of Thomas H. and Elizabeth Davis, was born January 19, 1848, and departed this life June 30, 1927, aged 79 years, 5 months and 11 days. She was united in marriage to David Rees, whom she lived pleasantly for more than half a century.
     Her sudden death came as a shock to her many friends. A few hours before her death she sat on the front porch at her home greeting her friends. The sudden death of Mrs. Rees removes from this community a good woman, whose life was an inspiration to all who knew her. She united with the church in early childhood, and has been a faithful and devout Christian nearly all of her long and useful life. Her span of life has closed. She has finished her work and passed into the beyond where we trust, there is a crown of righteousness laid up for her.
     She was the mother of nine children, four of whom preceded her into the Great Beyond. Her devoted husband passed away last October. She is survived by the following children, Chas. W., of Patriot, Thos, of Lancaster, Floyd R., of Aldrich?, Mo., John J., of Cadmus and Laura at home. She is also survived by twenty grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Tanner? of Gallipolis and two brothers, Thos T. David of Patriot, David Davis of Alice.
     Her many friends mourn her departure and write in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.

[Note: Buried Salem Baptist Cemetery in Perry Township]

Gallia Times
Aug 4, 1927
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                      Top of Page

Rees, Mary [Lewis]

Mrs. Mary Rees Dies Wednesday
     Mrs. Mary Lewis Rees, 74 widow of Evan Rees, died at her home in Columbus at 1 a.m. Wednesday. Her death was sudden but she had been in declining health for a period of several years. Her death took place at her home, 933 E. Mound St. She had moved to Columbus from Gallia County about a year and a half ago.
     Mrs. Rees was a native of Wales and had spent most of her life in Jackson. She was first married to Rev. J.J. Matthews, who for many years was pastor of the Welsh Presbyterian church at Jackson. After his death she was married to Evan Rees, who preceded her in death March 23, 1955.
     She is survived by two daughter and a son, Miss Grace Matthews of Columbus, Muriel of Dayton and Edward of Piqua. Two step children who survive are Bob Rees, Gallipolis auto dealer and Miss Gertrude Matthews.
     Funeral arrangements are in charge of the John Thomas Funeral home at Jackson. Time for the service will be announced later and will be held in Jackson with burial there. Friends may call at the Funeral home.

Unknown newspaper
December 4, 1956
Transcribed by Marjorie Wood                                                                       Top of Page

Rees, Robert S.

Robert S Rees, Gallipolis Businessman, Dead at 60
     Gallipolis, Ohio, businessman Robert S.Rees,60,of Patriot, Ohio, Star Route, died Friday [Sep 22, 1972] in a Gallipolis hospital.
     Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home at Gallipolis by the Rev. Gomer Jenkins and the Rev. Linson H Stebbins. Burial will follow in Tyn Rhos Cemetery near Rio Grande, Ohio.
     Born Sept 21, 1912 in Perry Township, Ohio, he was a son of the late Evan D. and Jerry Samuels Rees. He was owner of the oldest automobile agency in Gallia County, Bob Rees Pontiac, Inc. and also of Bob Rees Acceptance Corp., a director of the First National Bank of Gallipolis, a director of Ameritel Enterprises, Inc. of Cambridge, Ohio,and was developer and principal stockholder of the Gallipolis Holiday Inn ,scheduled for completion in October.
     A member of Nebo Church, he belonged to Eastern Star Chapter 444 at Thurman, Ohio, Patriot Lodge 496 AF & AM , Scottish Rite of Columbus,Ohio, Alladen Temple Shrine in Columbus, Gallipolis BPOE 107 and was a veteran of World War I.
     He is survived by several cousins, all of the Gallipolis area.

Huntington Hearld Dispatch
Sept 23,1972
Transcribed by Ernie Wright

Rees, Rosena W. [Wiseman]

     RIO GRANDE – Rosena Wiseman Rees, 62, 403 W. College Street, Rio Grande, died Friday, May 31, 1991. She was a retired elementary school teacher with the Gallia County Local Schools, a member of the Simpson Chapel United Methodist Church, Rio Grande, the Morning Star Chapter 444, Order of the Eastern Star, Thurman, and the Gallia County Teachers Association.
     She was born January 11, 1929 at Rio Grande, the daughter of the late Ernest and Alice Clyse Wiseman.
She is survived by her husband, David L. Rees, and four sons, David L., Dwane, Dean and Dwight Rees, all of Rio Grande; eight grandchildren, one brother: John Wiseman, Point Pleasant, W. Va.; and two sisters: Mrs. Elwood (Betty) Brown, Minford and Mrs. Richard (Hope) Davison, Richmondale. She was preceded in death by two brothers: Harold and E. M. (Ike) Wiseman.
     Private funeral services will be conducted under the direction of the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with Rev. Webster Cox officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Rio Grande. There will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Simpson Chapel United Methodist Church, Rio Grande

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June, 1991
Transcribed by Sandi Hardesty                                                                      Top of Page

Rees, Ruth

Miss Ruth Rees Addison Native Dies in Columbus  
     Miss Ruth Rees, 38, who was born in Addison Township, died Monday in White Cross Hospital, Columbus. She was the daughter of Nathan Rees and the family home is now at Dublin. Miss Rees had had a sinus operation about three weeks ago and had returned to her home apparently recovering when an infection set in, the Ohio State Journal giving the cause of her death as meningitis.
     She was a teacher, having taught in the Gallia County schools and in recent years she had been employed in the schools at Youngtown and had expected to return there this year. She will be remembered here as a young woman of fine character, and high intellectual attainments. In addition to the father, two sisters also survive, Mrs. Ray Johnson of Columbus and Mrs. Wade Smith of Dublin.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 11, 1964
Transcribed by J. Farley

Rees, Samuel Newton

S. N. Rees, 85, Dies Wednesday
Former Store Operator at Vinton is Claimed
     Samuel Newton Rees, 85, for 33 years connected with the Vinton establishment reputed to be the oldest store in Gallia County–Feltman and Rees, died Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bill (Mary) Sattler, Mineral City. The former school teacher, 32 degree Mason, and superintendent of 29 years of the Vinton First Baptist Church Sunday School, had been in ill health for several years but he only recently took seriously sick. His widow had submitted to a major operation recently and his daughter and son-in-law were injured in an automobile accident on their way home from the Minnesota-OSU football game.
     One of a family of 11 children of John Aaron and Jane Daniels Rees, Mr. Rees was born Aug. 8, 1864, in Raccoon Twp., near Rio Grande, and at 12 years of age he became a member of the Tyn Rhos Church. He maintained his membership in this picturesque Welsh church for 73 years. He married Beryl Feltman, April 30, 1913. She is the daughter of the late J.H. Feltman, who established the store in 1875. It was J.H. Feltman whom Mr. Rees succeeded as superintendent of the
Vinton Sunday School.
     Besides the daughter at whose home he passed away, Mr. Rees is survived by a son, John Newton Rees, principal of a Winter Garden, Fla., school, five grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Ellen, also survives in California.
     May 1, 1946, the Feltman and Rees Store was sold to L.F. Turner, Cincinnati. It is now operated by Roy Chamberlain. One of the store’s most remembered clerks is F.M. Tyler, who died in 1931.
     Decedent was a Scottish Rite 32 degree Mason in Columbus. A graduate of Rio Grande College, Mr. Rees taught in rural schools near Rio Grande and in other locations in Gallia County. Then he went West and taught school for a number of years. He returned to Gallia County when his parents became ill, and he took care of them until their death.
     Vernon McCoy went to Mineral City today to return the body to the McCoy Funeral Home, Vinton, and funeral arrangements will be announced tomorrow.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, November 17, 1949 pg. 1
Transcribed by Claudia Melin

Services Set Sunday For S. Newton Rees
     Funeral services for S. Newton Rees will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Vinton Baptist Church, the Rev. F.W. McDermott, president of Rio Grande College officiating. Burial will be made by Vernon McCoy in Vinton Memorial Park. Vinton F- and -AM 131 will have a part in the final rites, as will the Columbus Scottish Rite Mason. Pallbearers will be Evan Rees, John N. Jones, Robert J. Wheaton, Columbus; Dan Rees, Marietta Hartley deVore and Everett N. Evans, Vinton.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday November 18, 1949 pg. 2
Transcribed by Claudia Melin                                                                         Top of Page

Rees, William J.

     DIED - Rees: Of consumption near Rio Grande, June 25, 1882, William J. Rees died but three days before his first score of youthful years had terminated, after a protracted illness of several months and the following Tuesday his remains, followed by a very large concourse of relatives and friends, were interred in the Tyn Rhos Cemetery. The obsequies were conducted by Revs. T.E. Pedin, in English, and R. Richards, Jenkin Rees and J. Davis in Welsh.
     Will, was a young man noted for his sociability, humor and wit. He was loved and respected by all that knew him. He bore his afflictions with the greatest of patience, not once murmuring at his condition but always, "I'm pretty well".
     He leaves an affectionate father and mother, five brothers and sisters to mourn his absence here on earth; but consoled by the knowledge that virture will be rewarded.

Folded hands in quiet resting,
Blossoms on the silent breast,
In the gentle Saviour's keeping,
Doth the weary spirit rest.

Sheltered now from life's temptations,
From its cares and dread alarms,
Naught can reach the soul reclining
In the loving Saviour's arms.

One by one they leave us waiting,
Passing through the valley dim;
One by one -why should we murmur,
Jesus calls them unto Him.

"Will," we'll meet thee, when life closes,
In the bowers of Eden fair;
In that golden morn of gladness
Where the happy angels are.

[Note: From cemetery marker; died at age 19 y 11 m 27 d. Parents John A. & Jane Rees]

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 11, 1882
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Reese, [unknown first name]

     Death visited the home of Mr. David Reese Wednesday, 17th, and took from this life his beloved wife. Deceased was about forty-eight years of age and puerperal fever was the malady that caused death. She leaves sorrowing husband, and four children, three boys and a girl, to whom her death is a severe blow. The funeral will take place Thursday from her late home, Rev. Rice officiating, and interment being at Nebo. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends.

Gallipolis Journal
March 30, 1894
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                      Top of Page

Reese, Charlotte (Griffith) [Evans]

Of Charlotte Griffith Reese
     Mrs. Charlotte Griffith Reese was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Evans who emigrated to this country from Wales when quite young. She was born on Christmas day in 1862 and departed from this life on April 30, 1933 at the age of 70 years, 4 months and 5 days.
     She was united in marriage with Griffith Griffiths Oct. 22, 1885, and to this union was born three children, namely: Mrs. Austin Gills, David and Alice Griffith. Shortly after their marriage they purchased a farm in Green Township in there for 14 years they trod life's journey together until 1899 when the husband and father was taken from them by death. Seven years later on Nov. 21st, 1906 she became the wife of John Reese. They remained on the same farm, as before she continued a faithful wife and a kind and loving mother.
     She was reared in a Christian home and United with the Nebo Church when quite young. After her marriage she transferred her membership to this Siloam Church and remained faithful and loyal to all of its activities. She will be sadly missed from the home, the church and the community in which she left. As a neighbor she was kind, helpful and sympathetic, always ready to help those in need. In the writer's mind she was fulfilled Scripture which saith: – He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.
      She leaves to mourn her loss besides her husband and children, three grandchildren and she loved dearly, namely: Margaret Alice Griffith, Wendell Griffiths and John Harold Gills. Also six brothers and sisters – John E. Evans of Portsmouth Rd., Ben F. Evans of Gallipolis, Luther O. Evans of Twin Falls, Idaho, Mrs. Tom Jones of Middleport, Mrs. Lloyd Owens of Oak Hill and Mrs. Stanley Davis of Omaha, Nebraska. Lewis Evans was the oldest brother preceded her in death 21 years ago. Many other relatives and friends are left to mourn her demise.

[Note: buried Nebo Cemetery in Perry twp.]

Unknown publication & date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Reese, Eleanor

     Died, in Raccoon township, on the 3d inst., Mrs. Eleanor Reese, wife of Mr. Charles Reese, in the 71st year of her age.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 8, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Reese, Elizabeth

Mrs. Elizabeth Reese Dead

     Mrs. Elizabeth Reese, widow of D.J. Reese of Huntington Township, died recently, aged 72 years, 8 months and 7 days. The funeral was held at Ebenezer Church by Rev. W.J. Fulton.
     She was the daughter of H.A. and Margaret Griffith and was born Jan. 16, 1850 in Louisa County, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Evan Lloyd and resided in Cincinnati for a few years. To them were born a son, Arthur. A short time after, her heart was saddened by the news that her husband was accidentally killed while at work. In a few months, her son was called to the great beyond.
     On Nov. 29, 1877, she was united in marriage to D.J. Reese. For over forty years they lived happily, when about a year and a half ago he was called. Their home was blessed with four children, David of Newark, Margaret, deceased, Mrs. Walter Metcalf and John of Vinton. She leaves a sister, Mrs. Harvey Phelps of Athens and four grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends.
     Mrs. Reese became a Christian early in life and at the time of her death was a member of the First Huntington Church.

Card of Thanks
     We desire to extend our thanks to neighbors and friends for their kindness and sympathy during the illness and death of our mother.
     The Children

Gallipolis Journal
Oct. 5, 1922
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Reese, Esta

Reese, Esta
     Esta Reese, 87, Gallipolis, died Thursday May 8, 1997 in Veterans Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 3, 1910 in Kyger, daughter of the late Arthur and Halda Swisher Jenkins, she was a homemaker. A member of the First Baptist Church, she was a member and past president of the Gallipolis Garden Club, and a member and Past Worhty High Priestess of the White Shrine. Surviving is a nephew, Larry Jenkins of Miamisburg.
     Services are 11 a.m. Monday in the Waugh-Halley-Wood funeral Home, with Pastor Archie Conn officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Sunday.
White Shrine services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 9, 1997
Transcribed by J. Farley

Reese, John E.

Complications From Fractured Hip Fatal
John E. Reese Dies At His Home Here Wednesday At Age 57
     John E. Reese passed away at his home on Third Avenue at 6:30 Wednesday evening from complications following a fractured hip he received, although he never fully recovered from the critical illness he suffered five years ago.
     He was born at Gallia, O., and was 57 years old this last June, and has always resided in Gallia county, moving to this city six years ago. He was formerly an employee of the O. H. E. but conducted a cream station recently. He was also county truant officer for the schools, and a life member of the Congregational church at Nebo. He was also a member of the Masonic order, and a citizen well liked by all who had his acquaintance.
     He was the son of David E. and Elizabeth Reese, both having preceded him in death.
The following close relatives survive, his widow Mrs. Elizabeth Davis Reese, two daughters, Lucille at home and Mrs. Walter Wedemeyer of Walnut township and one grand child, Ray Wedemeyer, one sister Mrs. J. E. Evans of Cora and three brothers Evan E. of this city, Thomas of Los Angeles, Calif., and Dan L. of Columbus.
     The funeral services will be conducted Friday from his late home at 6:30 (?) and the remains will be taken to Nebo cemetery for interment.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, September 18, 1930
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                          Top of Page

Reese, Laura

     Laura Reese, 79, a former resident of Gallipolis, died Monday at 2830 Osceola Ave., Columbus, following a long illness. Mrs. Reese was born, Dec 24, 1896, in Gallia COunty, daughter to the late Arnold Serepta Kincaid Langdon.
     Survivors include two sons, James, Columbus and Ed, Gallipolis, one daughter, Gladys, Columbus. Ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren survive. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; three sisters and three brothers.
     Funeral services were held this afternoon in Columbus.

Gallipolis paper
No date
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Reese, Luther V.

Sgt. L. V. Reese Killed In Saipan
     Sergeant Luther V. Reese of Cheshire was killed in action on the Pacific Island of Saipan, according to a message from the war department to the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Reese, Cheshire. The tragedy occurred on July 10. Some of the bitterest fighting of the war has taken place on Saipan and both sides have had large losses. Friends of the Reese family will sympathize with them over the loss of their loved one.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 8, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Reese, Thomas L.

Thomas L. Reese, Aged 83, Died At Bulaville
     Thomas L. Reese, well known and highly respected resident died at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the home of his son Willard, near Bulaville, at the age of eighty-three. Mr. Reese, whose own home is near that of his son, was removed to the latter place when he became ill a month ago.
     Three sons and a daughter survive, Else and Herbert, of Plain City, Mrs. Earl Moore, of Gallipolis and the son before mentioned. He also leaves a brother and sister, Nathan Reese and Miss Ella Reese of Dublin. His wife died three years ago.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m. at Campaign Church, Rev George Sagen and Rev. E. C. Venz officiating. Burial by J.L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 22, 1933
Transcribed by Jace Little

Reeves, Mary [Ellis]

Services Tuesday For Mrs. Reeves
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ellis Reeves, 79, Wilkesville, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Wilkesville Methodist Church, the Rev. O. H. Cart officiating. Burial will be made by Vernon McCoy in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the home in Wilkesville after 7 o’clock tonight.
     Mrs. Reeves, widow of William M. Reeves, to whom she was married in 1888, died at 3: p.m. Saturday at the Rt. 1, Middleport home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Mohler, who had taken care of her during the last six weeks when she was in failing health. Saturday morning the decedent suffered a stroke.
     The greater part of her life was spent in Vinton County, and she had lived for years with her son, William, at Wilkesville. Other survivors are two Columbus sons, Dewey and Willard, John, Ravenna, a half-brother, Arthur Ellis and a half-sister, Mrs. Tina Lynch, Cheshire.

[Note: March 10, 1867 – Sept. 13, 1947; Age 79 yrs. 6 mos. 3 das. She was the daughter of Stephen Ellis.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, September 15, 1947
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Reeves, Mary Louisa [Wakeman]

     Died, in this place, on Monday, Jan. 2d, after a long and severe illness, Miss Mary Louisa Wakeman, wife of Richard Reeves, aged 44 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
January 26, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Reeves, Nancy

In Memory of our Dear Mother
     Died, in this city, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Sylvester Clark, on the 14th of November, Mrs. NANCY REEVES, in the eighty-second year of her age. Funeral at the family residence, conducted be the minister of the M.E. Church, and buried by Hayward & Son at the old cemetery.

“Dear mother, thou hast left us,
And our loss we deeply feel,\
But ‘tis God who has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
“Her toils are past, her work is done,
And she is fully blessed;
She fought the fight, the victory won,
And entered into rest.”

[Note: Buried Pine Street cemetery]

Gallipolis Journal
December 5, 1888
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Reeves, William Henry

Addison Man, W. H. Reeves, Dies At Home
     William Henry Reeves, 88, one of the highly respected residents of Addison and a lifelong resident of that community died at his home at 7:10 p.m. Thursday. He had been in failing health for the past 11 years and his condition had been serious for the past four weeks. Mr. Reeves was a retired farmer and a member of the Addison Methodist Church.
     He was born on Nov. 11, 1871 in Springfield Twp., the son of the late William and Evaline Logue Reeves. His marriage to Alta A. Switzer took place on Oct. 6, 1896 at Cheshire and the ceremony was performed by the late Rev. Sam Fulton. Mrs. Reeves survives the 64 year marriage.
     Children who survive are Mrs. John (Abbie) Haner of Gallipolis, Mrs. Clarence (Ruth) Wagner of Georgetown, Mrs. John (Thelma) Epple of Columbus, Frank W. Reeves of Portsmouth and Max S. Reeves of Cincinnati. There are eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. A brother Claude Reeves of Millersburg survives. Brothers and sisters who preceded him in death were Watt and Edward Reeves, Mrs. Lelia Pogue, Mrs. Ada Layne, Mrs. Lou Haines, Mattie and Hattie Reeves, and Mrs. Laura Brady.
     Services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Addison Methodist Church. Rev. C. J. Lemley will officiate and burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m. Saturday and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, January 8, 1960
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Reeves, Rev. William Matthias

Rev. W. M. Reeves, Retired Minister Dies Sunday P. M.
     Rev. William Matthias Reeves, who would have been 75 years old on Nov. 8, died early Sunday afternoon at his home on Vinton R. 2, just over the Gallia line, in Vinton County, He was a retired minister of the Christian Church, his last charge having been at Zaleski.
     His parents were the late Samuel and Anna Mary Anderson Reeves. Survivors are his wife, the former Mary Elizabeth Ellis, four sons and a daughter, Dewey and Willard of Columbus, John of Ravenna, Mrs. Anna Mohler of Middleport and William, who is in the Army. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Viola Jewell, of Columbus and a half-sister, Mrs. Fannie Goff of California.
     Arrangements, which are in charge of Butler-McCoy, awaited word from the children. The body is at the residence.

[Note: Nov. 8, 1868 – Oct. 31, 1943; Age 74 yrs. 11 mos. 22 das.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, November 1, 1943

Reeves Funeral
     Funeral services for Rev. William Matthias Reeves will be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday at the Wilkesville Methodist Church, with Rev. Charles Moore in charge. Burial in Vinton Memorial Park by Butler-McCoy.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, November 2, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Regnier, Edwin

     Died on Sunday morning, about 2 o'clock, Edwin, youngest son of the late Julius Regnier of this place, in the 4th year of his age.

"Ere sin could blight or sorrow fade,
Death came with friendly care
The opening bud to heaven conveyed,
And made it blossom there." L.

Gallipolis Journal
Feb. 1, 1855
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                           Top of Page

Regnier, Julius

Death of Julius Regnier

     We are deeply grieved in being compelled to announce the death of Julius Regnier, one of our best citizens. This sad event occurred at his residence in this town, on Friday morning last, after a short but very painful illness. Mr. Regnier, the deceased, was a merchant, and very extensively known and much respected for his uprightness and gentlemanly deportment. In the death of this worthy citizen the community not only sustains a heavy loss, but a wife a devoted husband, and a family an affectionate father. His remains were followed to their last resting place, on Sunday afternoon, by a very large concourse of citizens.

The Gallipolis Journal
February 23, 1854
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Regnier, Julius

     On Sabbath afternoon, June 9th, 1918, in the city of Los Angeles, California, Mr. Julius Regnier passed away very suddenly in the midst of a vigorous and active life. Mr. Regnier was the son of Julius and Virginia Regnier and was born in Gallipolis, Ohio, January 21st, 1849. In early manhood he located in Davenport, Iowa, where he was engaged in various business enterprizes for a number of years and later moved to Kansas, spending most of his time in the city of Topeka where he was on the staff of the Topeka Daily Capital for eight years and where also he met and married Miss Elizabeth Chase of Sullivan, Indiana. In 1895 he moved to Denver, Colo., where he stayed only a short time, from there going to southern California, residing in or near Los Angeles for the past twenty three years. His home at the time of his decease was in Achambra.
Some time before leaving Topeka Mr. and Mrs. Regnier adopted a sunny blue eyed little girl and because of her unusual beauty and winsomeness she soon became the light and joy of their home but shortly after their arrival in California this idol of their hearts was taken from them when for a short time Mr. Regnier was engaged in business at Avalon on the Island of Catalina. Mr. Regnier’s love and devotion for the angelic little flower never waned but deepened while the years sped on, as the following lines from his pen will verify:

The time seems long and lonely,
Since my baby went away
But her brightness lingers with me,
Through the duties of each day.
And as sunrise gilds the mountains
And sunset the restless sea,
I know her smiles are gilding
Eternity for me.

     Of a tender and sympathetic disposition Mr. Regnier possessed to a marked degree that courteous address and cordial manner, so characteristic of the old French stock from which he came. His was happy optimistic spirit, not easily daunted by misfortune or cast into gloom by cloud or rain. He met his fellowman with open generous heart and hand, and wherever his lot was cast his friends were legion.
     At the time of his death Mr. Regnier was manager of the Rental department for the Real Estate of F. M. Simpson Co., Los Angeles. In his last will and testament it was his request that the dust of his long departed little one should be removed from the flower covered little grave at Avalon and placed beside him on the funeral pyre at the Los Angeles crematory where the last rites were in charge of the Semi Topic Lodge of I. O. O. F., of which Mr. Regnier was an active member.
     Besides his beloved wife, Mr. Regnier leaves one brother, Capt. Chas. Regnier of Norwood, Ohio, and two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Chamberlin also of Norwood and Mrs. Emily B. Regnier of Denver, Colorado, to mourn his loss.

We will not say good bye dear one,
Nor yet good night,
But in God’s time in fairer clime
We hope to greet thee with good morning.

Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
Friday, July 19, 1918
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Reid, Della [Brown]

Short Illness Fatal for Mrs. Matt Reid
     Brief illness of only ten days resulted fatally for Mrs. Della Brown Reid, wife of Matt Reid, early Thursday morning at Holzer Hospital. Mrs. Reid had suffered a burn two weeks ago, and was taken to the hospital ten days ago; where an operation was performed Wednesday night as a last effort to save her life. Death came at 5:40 a.m.
     Born in Mason county, West Virginia, Sept. 3, 1880, Mrs. Reid was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Brown of this city. She married Sept. 1, 1915. For sixteen years she was employed in the Ohio Valley Laundry and since 1921 has worked with her husband in the Gallipolis Dye Shop. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America and had a host of friends.
     Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Minnie Walker, and one brother, Jacob Brown, both of this city.
     Funeral arrangements which are in charge of Geo. J. Wetherholt and Sons have not been completed pending word from relatives but the services probably will be held Sunday afternoon.

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

Reid, Della

Reid Funeral Sunday
     The funeral services for Mrs. Matt Reid will be held at the Presbyterian Church Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., Rev. Wood Duff officiating.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 9, 1930
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                   Top of Page

Reid, Kate Ward

Native Of This City Dies In Charleston
     Mrs. E. A. Reid, wife of the Vice-President of the Charleston National Bank and a native of this city, died early yesterday in the West Virginia Capital City. Funeral Services were held this afternoon. Burial in Spring Hill Cemetery.
     Mrs. Reid was born here in 1864 and was a granddaughter of the late Orland Ward. She attended Gallipolis and Charleston schools and married Mr. Reed in 1888.
     Surviving her are her husband's two nephews; Fred W. Goshorn [?] and Donald Goshorn [?] of Charleston; two nieces Mrs. Frank Field of Charleston and Mrs. Albert W. Foster of Philadelphia.

[Note: Death Certificate: Kate Ward Reed died July 8, 1937 ......72 years, 11 months and 19 days of age. Parents: Sarah Shees and J.K. Reese. Husband: E.A. Reid ]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Reinwald, Helen Romaine

     Helen Romaine Reinwald, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Reinwald died at her home at Erie, Penn Sunday, April 21, aged 17 years, after a long illness. The remains were brought here Tuesday and taken to the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Susan Shuler, on Third Avenue.
     The funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon by Rev. J. A. Newton of the First Baptist Church, burial following at the Pine Street Cemetery. She leaves father, mother and sisters Kathleen and Esther to mourn their loss. The deceased was born in this city and had been a resident of Erie for eight years. She was a bright, lovable girl and the family will have the sympathy of all in their ??? loss.

Gallipolis Journal
April 24, 1912
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer                                                                 Top of Page

Reisinger, Lottie [Stewart]

Stroke Is Fatal To Mrs. Reisinger Friday Morning
     Mrs. Lottie Stewart Reisinger, wife of D. Luther Reisinger, 722 Second Ave., died at 8:05 this morning at the Holzer Hospital. She suffered a stroke on Tuesday and was taken to the hospital but there was little that could be done for her. Up until Sunday she had appeared to be in normal health.
     Funeral services will be held at the residence at 3 p.m. Sunday, with Rev. W. Scott Westerman and Rev. L. H. Stebbins officiating. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons. Friends my call at the Second Ave. address after 7 p.m. Saturday.
     Lottie Belle Stewart was born July 12, 1869, at Flag Springs in Walnut Twp. She was the youngest of the children of Joseph and Charlotte McIntyre Stewart. Now there is but one survivor of that family circle, a brother, John Stewart, Gallipolis. There are numerous surviving nephews and nieces and great-nephews and great-nieces.
     For many years decedent tenderly cared for and ministered to the ailing and infirm of her kinfolk and thus endeared herself to young and old alike. To them and to the kindly and devoted husband her passing comes as a profound shock. She was a member of the Methodist Church and had lived an exemplary life.
     On July 15, 1932, she married Edward O. Anderson and they lived at Wallowa, Ore., until 1941 when they moved to Gallipolis. He died here the next year. Her marriage to Mr. Reisinger was an event of April 3, 1946, and it had been a happy and harmonious one.

[Note: From death certificate date of death September 12, 1947.]

Newspaper (prob. September 1947, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Stewart file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans

Reiter, Martin York

     OBITUARY - Martin York Reiter, son of Daniel and Mary Jane Reiter, was born Feb. 10, 1902, at White Sulphur Springs, WV and was drowned near Ben Lomond, WV, Nov. 21, 1920; aged 18 years, 9 months and 11 days.
     York spent his early life in Greenbrier County, WV and came to Ohio with his father in December, 1917 and resided on a farm near Harrisburg. At the time of his death he was employed by his brother, James D. Reiter, at Hogsett. He was of a kind disposition and liked by all who knew him. He gave his life to Christ and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church at Neola at the age of fourteen.
     He leaves to mourn their loss his father, one brother, James D. of Hogsett, WV; six sisters, Mrs. Robert Stroup of Rainell, WV; Mrs. Henry Hambrick of Hogsett; Mrs. James D. Foster of Neola, WV; Mrs. Elmer Strausbaugh of Bairdstown, Ohio; Mrs. Bernard Hoover and Miss Alice at home and an aged grandmother, Mrs. James Gillespie of Rodney. His mother preceded him when he was aged two years; also one brother and three sisters died in infancy.
     Relatives and friends had been in suspense and with heavy hearts since last November when he left his brother's home in search of wild ducks along the Ohio River. Indications led searchers to believe him overcome in some way while in the water and drowned. Diligent search was made along the river and liberal rewards offered, but of no avail until the first of April, when his body was found by a member of a houseboat crew who was fishing along the West Virginia shore some three miles below his brother's farm.      
     His body was taken to Gallipolis, in charge of Undertakers Wetherholt & Entsminger, who prepared it for burial. On account of his long stay in the water, it was impossible to have church services and he was taken direct to Calvary Cemetery at Rio Grande Saturday, April 2 and he was placed in his last resting place. Short services were held at the cemetery by Rev. Wood. The floral contributions were beautiful.
     May the God of Love comfort them in this hour of darkness. We do not always understand why God plucks the young and tender flowers; but may we all be able to say, "Not our will but Thy will be done, O Lord, on Earth as it is in Heaven."

There was a vacancy in Heaven,
It was not quite complete;
They called our dear York
To fill that empty seat.

A dear one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is still;
There's an emptiness in our home
Which never can be filled.

All is dark within our dwelling:
Lonely are our hearts today.
For the one we loved so dearly
Has forever passed away

                   Mrs. H.M.S. (others but names cut off)

Gallia Times
April 14, 1921
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Reno, Capt. W. D.

Death of Capt. Reno
     Capt. W. D. Reno, suffering with pneumonia, was taken from the towboat, Joseph Walton at this place on Friday morning of last week and conveyed to the Marine Hospital, where he died at 9:30 o’clock that same evening. He had been placed in command of the Watson during the absence of Capt. Wishart, who was here taking treatment at the hospital, but who was sufficiently improved to start for Pittsburgh on his boat on Friday morning.
     Capt. Reno had been in the employ of the Walton Company as a master and pilot for the past twenty years. His home was at Rochester, Pa., and a wife and three children survive him. The remains were prepared for shipment by Undertaker Wetherholt, and were taken to Rochester for burial on Monday morning by Mr. J. I. Reno, a cousin of the deceased.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, January 14, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Rentner, Louise C.  [Halley]

Mrs. Rentner Of Cheshire Dies
      MIDDLEPORT - Mrs. Louise C. Rentner, 67, Cheshire, RFD, died Saturday night at Meigs General Hospital. She was the daughter of the late John and America Daniels Halley, Gallia County.
     Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Nide Mulford, Cheshire; Mrs. Beulah Tipton, St. Clairsville; two brothers, James Halley, Cheshire, and John Halley, Zanesville; several nieces and nephews.
     Mrs. Rentner was a member of the Silver Run Free-Will Baptist Church. Friends may call at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home where services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday with the Rev. O. H. Cart and the Rev. Edison Weaver officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 7)
Monday, October 21, 1957
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Repass, Edward

Edward Repass
     Edward Orville Repass, 35, a resident of Rt. 3, Gallipolis (Rodney Cora Rd.) was killed in a boating accident on Chickamauga Creek around 9:25 p.m. Thursday.
     Mr. Repass was a self-employed truck driver and a former employee of Bob Myers Ashland Distributor. He was born June 28, 1944, at Oak Ridge, Tenn., son of the late Edward E. Repass and Lucille Larke, who survives and resides at Gates City, Va. Mr. Repass is survived by his wife, Vickie Webb Repass, and one daughter, Jennifer, 8, at home. One brother, Barton Repass, Rt. 3, Gallipolis, survives along with two sisters, Mrs. Linda Bright, Hilton, Va., and Mrs. Norma McCellan, Pulaski, Va.
     Mr. Repass had resided in Gallia County the past five years. He was a member of the Cheshire Masonic Lodge.
     Funeral Services will be held Sunday at the Warren Funeral Home at Gates City, Va. Burial will be at Oakview Cemetery, Kingsport, Tenn. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, June 29, 1979
Transcribed by Marjorie Wood

Resener, George W.

     Died of Typhoid Pneumonia, at his father's residence in Cheshire, Ohio, Thursday Afternoon, July 08, 1886, George W. RESENER, son of H and M Resener aged 21 years, 8 months and 27 days.
     Mr. Resener was born at Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 11, 1861; he removed to Cheshire with his parents in 1865. While attending school at Rio Grande College in 1883, he united with the Free Will Baptist Church.
     Possessing the confidence and esteem of all his associates, he will be missed in the family circle, by the church and by the community. His sickness was of only a few days, though from the first he felt impressed it would be fatal, and on the morning of his death he told his mother he was going to glory.
     He was a kind and affectionate son, a loving brother and a true and faithful friend. His merry laugh and cheerful voice will be missed in every sphere in which he moved; of him it may be truly said he added to the sum of human joys by the sunshine of his presence.
     Words fail in their mission when used to console hearts which are almost broken with grief; but if heart-felt sympathy affords any consolation, the bereaved and sorrowing parents and family may rest assured that our entire community extend that consolation.
     Funeral services were held at the M.E. Church, Saturday afternoon at 8 O clock, conducted by Rev. J. M. Davis of Rio Grande.
     'Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth;' who, from the beginning spoke in sympathetic eloquence which permeated every heart in the vast congregation, and streaming eyes gave evidence how deeply they were impressed. He was assisted by Rev. T. E. Pedon of Cheshire.
     The remains were followed to their last resting place in Gravel Hill Cemetery, by a large con[illegible] of relatives and friends."

Gallipolis Journal
Weds., July 28, 1886 
Transcribed by Teresa Herrmann                                                                    Top of Page 

Resener, Henry

Death of Mr. Henry Resener

     Mr. Henry W. Resener died at his home at Cheshire Tuesday evening at 5 o'clock Oct. 6, 1903, aged about 50 years. The funeral services will be at 1 o'clock Thursday, under the direction of Silvain Lodge F. &A.M. and of which he was a member, assisted by Morning Dawn Lodge of this city.
     Mr. Resener was the son of the venerable Mr. & Mrs. Henry Resener, still living at Cheshire. He also left a brother, Mr. E.J. Resener, proprietor of the Diamond Flouring Mill of this city and sisters, Mrs. Robert Mauck, Mrs. M.W. Ralston and Mrs. Amos Walker; all of Cheshire. His wife and two children Alfred of this city, at Harry Franklin Sons and Mrs. Jacob Zelhr of Pomeroy. He was first a clerk on the river in starting out in life, but became a bookkeeper in his father's flour mill at Cheshire and occupied that position until it was discontinued. He then was elected Treasure of Gallia County serving four years and residing with the family in this city during that time.
     He became an invalid from locomotor ataxis during his last term, but with invincible courage and resolution performed his duties to the close of his term with the assistance of his good and very capable wife and when his term of office expired about two years ago removed to Cheshire. His disease was one of great affliction but he faced and he bore it with the courage of a Spartan and even as late as last Saturday was pushed about in his native village in a reclining chair. He was sociable and friendly and had lot of friends. Peace to his ashes.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday Evening, Oct. 7, 1903
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Ressinger, Nellie Marie

Miss Ressinger Dies Saturday
     Miss Nellie Marie Ressinger, 59, of 2937 Meadowbrook Dr., Pt. Pleasant, a registered nurse and employee of Holzer Hospital, died Saturday in Holzer Hospital.
     An employee of Holzer Hospital for 14 years, Miss Ressinger resided in Pt. Pleasant with Miss Christine Fruth, who is also a registered nurse.
     Born July 13, 1908, at Germantown, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Eva Mears Ressiinger. The only survivor is a sister, Mrs. Wanetta Manley, Portsmouth.
     Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Foglesong Funeral Home at Mason by the Rev. Lowell Keeney. Burial will be in Kirkland Memorial Gardens near Pt. Pleasant. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 31, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                   Top of Page

Reynolds, Alva Claude

Death of Addison Soldier
     Claude Reynolds, whose critical illness was spoken of this week, died Thursday night of pneumonia while in limited military service camp near Syracuse, N.Y. He was a fine young fellow from Addison aged about 30 years, the son of W. H. Reynolds. A wide circle of friends here regret his death. It is not known when the remains will arrive, but the arrangements will be stated later.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, Sept. 27, 1918

Funeral of Soldier Boy
     The funeral of the late Claude Reynolds, soldier, who died at the Syracuse, N.Y. camp was conducted by Rev. Mr. Orr of Middleport from the M. E. Church at Addison Sunday at 2 p.m. A large crowd was present and a profusion of flowers were sent. The body was interred in the family cemetery at Addison by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, September 30, 1918

Reynolds, Alva Claude

Military Honors - Accorded Young Addison Soldier Who Died For His Country
     Gallia County mourns the loss of another of her soldier boys, sacrificed on the altar erected by the manhood of America to stay the bellish ambition of the Hun to dominate the world.
     Alva Claude Reynolds, 32, son of William H. Reynolds of Addison, died Thursday evening, Sept. 26, 1918, in a military hospital at Oswego, N.Y. He had entered limited military service from Gallia County on August 15, and was ordered to Syracuse, N. Y. On being taken ill with pneumonia he was sent to the hospital where he later died.
     The young soldier’s body arrived at Addison Saturday evening and was taken to his father’s home. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Addison M. E. Church, conducted by Rev. Orr, the Presbyterian minister stationed at Middleport. A military escort was furnished by Company B at Pt. Pleasant and burial with military honors was given the young soldier.
     Besides his father, Mr. Reynolds is survived by his twin sister, Miss Maude, a teacher in the Huntington schools, who was with him when he passed away. A large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends were in attendance at the funeral and paid their last respects to the memory of the young soldier, and followed him to his final resting place in the Addison cemetery.
     The father and sister have the deep sympathy of all who know them, and many friends will cherish the memory of this young man who gave up his life in the service of his country.

The Gallia Times
Wednesday October 2, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page

Reynolds, Ann Maria

     Mrs. Ann Mariah Reynolds died of paralysis, August 29, ’99, aged 78 years. Funeral services Wednesday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. E. H. Gelvin at the Infirmary, burial following at Pine Street Cemetery by Hayward & Son.

[Note: 8/29/1821 – 8/29/1899; Age 78 yrs. She was married to Jared Reynolds.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Wednesday, August 30, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Reynolds, Earl

Former Kanauga Resident Dies In W. Va.
     Earl Reynolds, 41, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Reynolds of Kanauga, dropped dead Tuesday noon while at work in Oak Hill, W. Va. Mr. Reynolds was employed by the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co., with whom he had been connected for the past six years. Death was attributed to heart trouble.
     Mr. Reynolds left Kanauga about fifteen years ago. Surviving him are his father and mother of Kanauga, his wife and son, Thomas, of Oak Hill, W. Va. The body was sent to Point Pleasant where it was taken in charge by Wetherholt and Entsminger. Funeral will be at Kanauga.

[Note: Jan. 29, 1885 – Dec. 14, 1926; Age 41 yrs. 10 mos. 16 das. He was the son of Thomas & Margaret Bowyer Reynolds. He is buried in Maddy Cemetery, Addison Twp.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, December 15, 1926
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Reynolds, Effie Virginia [Van Vleck]

Reynolds Funeral
     Funeral services for Mrs. J. A. Reynolds were held Tuesday afternoon at the Addison M. E. Church, Rev. Mr. Minor, Universalist minister, of Rockland, Ohio, officiating, Mrs. Reynolds adhering to that faith since childhood.
     A large number of relatives and friends attended. Those coming from a distance were Dr. and Mrs. Stanard Van Vleck, Huntington; Mrs. Lottie Stokes, Chillicothe; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gallione, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Fisher and Mrs. M. J. Watson of Columbus.
     The floral tributes were many and beautiful. Interment at Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire, by Entsminger.

[Note: Jan. 14, 1852 – March 18, 1934; Her parents were Jay A. & Mary McNealey Van Vleck. She was married to James A. Reynolds.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, March 24, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Reynolds, Harold C.

     VINTON - Harold Clifton Reynolds, 7 year-old son of Harry and Bessie Bays Reynolds, Patriot Route 2, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Children’s Hospital, Columbus. He was born May 6, 1959, in Gallipolis.
     Surviving beside the parents are two brothers, Paul Clinton and Jennings Lee, at home; two sisters, Betty Lou and Mary Jane, both at home; three half-brothers, Junior, Detroit, and Darrell and Otis, both of Columbus; two half-sisters, Ruth Ann Mitchell, Gallipolis, and Eva Jewell, Columbus; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bays, Patriot, and the paternal grandfather, Willis Reynolds, Huntington.
     Arrangements are to be announced by the McCoy Funeral Home, Vinton.

Athens Sunday Messenger
July 10, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Reynolds, Helen E. [Rupe]

Helen Reynolds
    Helen E. Reynolds, 97, of Middleport, died on Wednesday evening, December 25, 1991 at Holzer Medical Center. She was born in Cheshire, the daughter of the late Jacob Henry and Mary E. Ritchey Rupe.  She was a homemaker and the oldest living member of the Middleport Church of Christ. She was a 73 year member of Evangeline Chapter 172, Order of Eastern Star, where she was a past matron and a member of the White Shrine and Royal Neighbors.
    Surviving are a son, William R. Reynolds, Kalamazoo, Mich.; a daughter, Mary E. King, Key Largo, Fla.; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Reynolds in 1964 (Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds were married on April 23, 1916); and two sisters, Cora B. Rupe and Carrie Mae Briggs.
     Services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport with Al Hartson officiating.  Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 26, 1991
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Reynolds, Henry

     Speaking of the death of Henry Reynolds, whose death in Lawrence County, was mentioned yesterday, an Ironton paper says his death was caused by old age coupled with injuries received by falling downstairs and that he was born in this city Dec. 11, 1825 and was married in 1846 to Alice C. Blagg, who died last October.
     He had resided in Lawrence County since 1866. He left three children, W.E. Reynolds of Toomsubs, MS, Mrs. E. Berkstresser of Worthington, Ohio and Mrs. Isaac L. Thomas of that city.

[Note: Death Certificate - born 1825 in Gallia County; died Nov. 6, 1900 in Lawrence County. 75 years of age Married.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 8, 1900
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Reynolds, Henry

Porter Resident Dead
     Henry Reynolds, aged resident of Porter, died suddenly Wednesday night at his home there. He had just returned that day from a visit at Orwell, O., with his son Ed Reynolds and family. He is survived by his wife and several children.

[Note: Buried at Fairview Cemetery in Springfield Township.]

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune, p. 1
June 7, 1928
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark                                                                       Top of Page

Reynolds, Iva

Miss Iva Reynolds Of Cheshire, Succumbs to Dreaded Typhoid Fever at Cincinnati
     News reached here Tuesday morning announcing the sad news of the death of Miss Iva Reynolds, a most estimable young lady of Cheshire, whose death occurred at Cincinnati Monday afternoon, of typhoid fever.
The young lady was taking a course of dentistry at the Ohio Dental College, and when stricken with the dreaded fever, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Reynolds, hastened to her bedside and were with their daughter when the end came.
     Her remains accompanied by the bereaved parents arrived at Cheshire Tuesday evening, and the funeral and interment took place Wednesday afternoon.
     Miss Reynolds was about 20 years of age, and leaves besides her broken hearted parents, one brother, Lathe, and one sister, Mrs. Bing. She was a well educated, refined and accomplished teacher. Her disposition sweet and kind -her movement graceful -beautiful in form and character. She was a prominent member and worker in the Presbyterian church and in the Christian Endeavor Society and her sudden death has cast a pall over her wide circle of friends who pour out their heart-felt sympathy to her grief-stricken family.

[Note: From tombstone b. 11/23/1879 d. 12/30/1901]

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

Reynolds, Iva

Death of Miss Reynolds
     Miss Iva Reynolds, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Reynolds, of Cheshire, died in Cincinnati of typhoid fever Monday afternoon. She was an accomplished, well educated young lady, 20 years of age and was taking a course in the Ohio Dental College at the time she was taken sick.
     The remains, accompanied by her bereaved parents, arrived at Cheshire Tuesday evening, the funeral and burial occurring Wednesday. Besides her parents, a brother, Lathe and sister, Mrs. Bing, are left to mourn their loss. The sorrowing family have the sympathy of the entire community in their great affliction.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, January 3, 1902

Reynolds, Iva Genevieve

     The real worth and value of our friends and the measure of our love for them can not be measured unless it is by the sense of loss when they are taken away from us. We tried to appreciate her but scarcely knew the extent of her circle of friends, and her hold upon us until we felt the grief of her absence. Few have lived to win us many and to command the universal respect of all who knew her as Iva Reynolds. Her womanly modesty; her quiet unassuming effort to make this world better and bring cheer to all with whom she came in contact; her earnest purpose to live the Christ life that she professed, were an element in her character that could not help but win. She was faithful at home, in her school, at her Sunday School and Church, and when absent from home visiting, or as a student in the Dental College she sought Christian companions and gave earnest service for the Master.
     Letters of condolence and Society resolutions have come from many directions. She was a faithful teacher for several years in the home S. S. and it was hard for her little scholars to be reconciled to their loss.
The school passed appropriate resolutions, and they were also received from the following organizations with which she had at some time been connected: the Missionary Society of King’s Mills, O.; her Sunday School class in the Third Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati, the Freshman Class of the Ohio College of Dental Surgery, which she was attending when smitten with typhoid fever which caused her death. All possible was done to relieve and save her life, but her strength gave out and God, whom she trusted so implicitly, took her to Himself.
     She was born Nov. 23, 1879 and died Dec. 30, 1901, aged 22 years, one month and seven days. She united with the Presbyterian Church Sept. 2, 1897, and remained a faithful member until her death. Her funeral was preached in the Cheshire M. E. Church by her pastor of Middleport, Jan. 1, 1902. She leaves both parents, John and Mary Reynolds, a brother, Letha, one sister, Mrs. Ina Bing, and a multitude of friends to mourn their loss. We cannot call her back but we can go to her.
     The family desire an expression of thanks to all who had been so kind to them in their affliction to be communicated through this medium.

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

Reynolds, James

      At the residence of his son-in-law, Andrew Holmes, in Morgan township, Nov. 30th, 1881, of old age. James Reynolds, in the 94th year of his age. He was a native of Virginia, coming to this county when about 20 years of age, settling on a farm on Kyger creek where he lived over 60 years. He was a soldier of the War of 1812, and as such drew a pension. During the last six years of his life he had been unable to attend to his business, and was under guardianship. His wife died about ten years before him.

[Note: He is buried in Van Zant Cemetery in Cheshire Township.]

Gallipolis Journal
December 15, 1881
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                         Top of Page

Reynolds, John

     John Reynolds, a patient at the Athens State hospital since 1891, died there Friday, according to the notice received by Judge Clark from Supt. C. H. Creed. The message asked that relatives be notified. Reynolds was born and reared on Storys Run and was a hunchback. He was a son of “Cheap John” Reynolds, an odd character, who won his soubriquet by his peddling activities in Middleport and Pomeroy.
     Mrs. Sherman Snowden, a sister of the decedent, lives at the old home place and it is believed there is another sister living in the upper part of the county. William Reynolds, a brother of John, was committed to the Athens Institution before John was. After an extended stay, he was discharged and later died.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, October 13, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Reynolds, Laurine [Smith]

     Laurine (Granny) Celcus Reynolds, 70, a resident of Rt. 1, Bidwell, died Tuesday evening in University Hospital, Columbus.
     She was born July 23, 1907 in Lawrence, KY, daughter of the late William E. and Sally Smith. She married the late Edward G.H. Reynolds in Ashland, KY, July 11, 1925. He died in 1969.
     Survivors include two sons, William Reynolds of Bidwell; Gary Reynolds of Columbus and Mrs. Malcolm (Roma) Ward, Rt. 1, Bidwell. There are also eight grandchildren and three great-grandchldren. A brother, Ballard Easton of Tampa, FL and three sisters, Mrs. Juanita Rae Fairchild of Baltimore, MD; Mrs. Marquerite Calhoun and Kathleen Easton of Ashland, KY. She was a member of White Oak Enterprise Baptist Church.
     Arrangements will be announced by the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home at Vinton.

[Note: Stone - White Oak Cemetery, Cheshire Township. Died March 28, 1978]

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

Reynolds, Leota May

Death of Leota May Reynolds
Leota Mae, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Reynolds, died at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Reynolds at Kanauga Sunday, March 23, 1924, at the age of 5 years.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. Eastern time. Burial by Wetherholt & Entsminger at the Maddy Cemetery.

[Note: 8/10/1919 - 3/28/1924 Age 4 yrs. 7 mos. 13 das. She was the daughter of Russell & Nora Wallace Reynolds. Birth date per d/c is 8/1/1919; tombstone has 8/2/1919.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 24, 1924
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Reynolds, Levi [Wilbert]

Levi Reynolds Dies On Tuesday
     Levi Reynolds, 52, prominent Gallia County Masonic leader and farmer, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, as a result of a brain tumor for which he had been operated on last Aug. 4. Three times master of the Cheshire Masonic Lodge, he was made an honorary member of Vinton Masonic Lodge in appreciation of his assistance with the work of that lodge. He was also a past worthy patron of Cheshire Order of Eastern Star serving in the post simultaneously with his wife’s tenure as worthy matron.
Prior to his marriage in 1925 to the former Reva Rupe on Dec. 25, 1921, he had been employed by the old Hocking Valley Railroad in Logan, but ever afterward had engaged in farming at the Eno homestead where the marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. L. L. Roush.
     Born Jan. 31, 1901, at Mt. Nebo, W. Va., a son of Henry and Jeannetti Haynes Reynolds (both deceased) moved with his family to Porter in 1913. He was a member of the Eno Methodist church and had been superintendent of the Sunday school until a year ago.
     Surviving are his wife who had been at his bedside constantly since his first operation, six daughters and one son. These are: Mrs. Wendell (Esther) James, Gallipolis; Miss Florence Whipple, Ariz.; Ralph at home; Mrs. Edwin (Lucille) Thaxton, Gallipolis; Mrs. George (Helen) Ferrell, Riverside, W. Va.; Mrs. William (Frances) Rhodes, also of Riverside; Miss Louise who resides with her sister, Mrs. James. Six grandchildren also survive, and these brothers and sisters: George, Orville, Edward, Columbus; Viro, Vinton; Charles, Bidwell; Mrs. Walter (Belle) Dooley, Summerville, W. Va.; Mrs. Floyd (Mary) Leonard, Gallipolis Rt. 1. Two sisters, Ruth and Grace, died in infancy, and Mrs. Lincoln (Nellie) Franklin and John Reynolds, both are deceased.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Eno Methodist Church by Rev. Leroy Collier with the Cheshire Lodge F. and A. M. conducting the Masonic ritual. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill cemetery by the C. J. Waugh Funeral Home. The body will be at the Eno home Thursday afternoon where friends may call until shortly before the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, November 25, 1953

Levi Reynolds Funeral Services Held On Friday
     Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the Eno Methodist church for Levi Reynolds, 52, prominent Gallia County farmer and Masonic leader, who died Tuesday in Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, following a brain tumor operation. Burial was in Gravel Hill Cemetery.
     Attending from out-of-town were Mr. and Mrs. George Reynolds, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Reynolds and daughter, all of Orrville; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dooley and children of Chillicothe; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dooley and Pauline Dooley of Canvas, W. Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Dooley of Summerville, W. Va.; Mrs. Gladys Reynolds of Orrville; Mr. and Mrs. James Harrison and Mrs. Virginia Scainaker, all of Columbus; Charles Reynolds of Piketon; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Leonard of Pomeroy; Mr. and Mrs. George Ferrell and children and Mr. and Mrs. William Rhodes, all of Riverside, W. Va.
     Pallbearers, all nephews of the deceased were: Paul Dooley, Pearl Dooley, James Franklin, John Franklin, Oscar Leonard and Raymond Reynolds.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, November 28, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Reynolds, Mabel F. [Vickers]
     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Mabel F. Reynolds, 62, Kanauga, died Sunday noon at Pleasant Valley Hospital after a two week illness. She was born in Point Pleasant, a daughter of the late John Franklin and Hannan Sullivan Vickers.
     She is survived by her husband, William Reynolds, Kanauga, a daughter, Mrs. James (Lillie Mae) Steinbeck, Toledo; three brothers, Homer and Clarence, both of Point Pleasant and Robert of Follansbee, W. Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Mary) Wamsley, Kanauga and Mrs. Clifford (Helen) Boye, of Columbus.
     Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Mahoney officiating.  Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Athens Messenger
Monday, March 8, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Reynolds, Maggie [Boyer]

Mrs. Thos. Reynolds Dies This Morning
     Mrs. Maggie Reynolds, aged 79, died at 4 o’clock this morning at Mrs. Higgin’s Rest Home at Lakewood. She had been in failing health for some time.
     She was the widow of Thomas Reynolds who died two years ago and the family lived in Kanauga until the husband’s death. A son, Russell, resides in the village, and a daughter, Mrs. Cora Maddy, lives in Columbus. They are the only immediate relatives who survive.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Kanauga M. E. Church. Interment will be in the Maddy Cemetery by A. E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, September 2, 1938
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Reynolds, Mary S.

Widow Of John Reynolds Dies Near Cheshire
She Was Last Survivor Of James Eblin Family – Funeral At 2 Saturday
     Mrs. Mary S. Reynolds, widow of John H. Reynolds, died at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon at the family home above Cheshire. She had been bedfast for weeks, but her serious illness, of which there has been frequent mention in these columns, dates back a year or more. Arterial sclerosis was the cause of death.
     Mrs. Reynolds was a woman of excellent character, and wielded a wholesome influence in her home and community during the years before her activities were restricted by a distressing illness. Decedent was born at Morgan Center, August 17, 1859, was a daughter of James and Anna Glassburn Eblin, and was the last of three children of that couple. Her age was 76 years, 8 months, 5 days.
     She and Mr. Reynolds, who is remembered as an upstanding, worthy citizen, were married July 6, 1876. To this union three children were born. Two of them survive: Leith J. Reynolds, who with his family,____________  the old homestead, and Ina, wife of Alva Bing, who lives nearby. The deceased child was Iva Reynolds. Miss Alberta Reynolds, proprietor of the Berts Beauty Shoppe here, is a granddaughter of Mrs. Reynolds.
     Mrs. Reynolds was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Middleport and of the Pythias Sisters of Cheshire. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o’clock Saturday. Burial in Gravel Hill by J. L. Coleman of Bidwell.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, April 23, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Reynolds, Nellie Irene

A Kanauga Girl Dies
     The three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Reynolds of Kanauga, died Thursday, April 8, 1920. The funeral will be Saturday. Burial at Maddy cemetery in charge of funeral director George J. Wetherholt.

[Note: May 10, 1917 – April 8, 1920; Age 2 yrs. 10 mos. 28 das. She was the daughter of Russell & Norah Wallace Reynolds.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 9, 1920
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Reynolds, Reva

     Mrs. Reva Reynolds, 71, of 61 Mill Creek Rd., died at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Holzer Medical Center. She had been in failing health seven years and in serious condition the past month. A retired employee of the Gallipolis State Institute, she also worked at the Haskins-Tanner Clothing Store approximately 10 years.
     She was born Jan. 9, 1903, in Morgan Twp., Gallia County, daughter of the late Oscar and Stella Miller Rupe. She married Levi Wilburt Reynolds on Dec. 25, 1921, at Eno. He preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 1953. The following children survive: Ralph Reynolds, Bidwell; Mrs. Charles (Louise) Bush, Logan, Ohio; Mrs. Edwin (Lucille) Thaxton, Gallipolis; Mrs. George (Helen) Ferrell, Jackson; Mrs. Wendell (Esther) James, Gallipolis; Miss. Florence Reynolds, Chillicothe and Mrs. Delbert (Frances) Hanna, Gallipolis. Ten grand and three great-grandchildren survive.
     She was a member of Westerman United Methodist Church, Evergreen. She was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter, Cheshire, and a charter member of that chapter and a past matron.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Freeland Norris officiating Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Eastern Star services will be held by the Cheshire chapter 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb. 11, 1974
Transcribed by J. Farley

Reynolds, Rose Mary [Shamblin]

Crash Victim’s Funeral Monday
     Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 p. m. for Rosemary Shamblin Reynolds, who was killed in a head-on auto collision at Chillicothe early Saturday.
     The services were held in the Cheshire Baptist Church by Rev. Sherley Woods and they were followed by interment in Gravel Hill Cemetery by Miller’s Home for Funerals. Mrs. Reynolds was the pianist at the Cheshire church for the past several years.
     Gary Reynolds, husband of the deceased, who was critically injured in the crash, was removed from the Chillicothe hospital to Holzer Hospital Monday morning in a Miller ambulance. At press time his condition was still serious and he was in the emergency room at the hospital undergoing treatment prior to being admitted.

[Note: 1935 – Nov. 27, 1954. She was the daughter of James H. & Edith Bonecutter Shamblin. She was married on Nov. 7, 1954 to Gary Raymond Reynolds in Gallia Co., Ohio.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Monday, November 29, 1954
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Reynolds, Russell

     VINTONRussell Reynolds, 84, Rt. 2, Vinton, died at Holzer Medical Center 12:30 a.m. Saturday. He was a retired brick mason. He was born Sept. 18, 1897, in Kanauga to the late Thomas and Margaret Boyer Reynolds.
     He married Helen Henry April 12, 1929, and she survives. Also surviving are four grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three daughters, a brother and a sister.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Monday in Deer Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Lloyd Fry officiating. Burial will be in Maddy Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
August 22, 1982
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Reynolds, Sarah A. [Mills]

Death of Mrs. Reynolds
     Mrs. Sarah A. Reynolds of Addison, mother of Mrs. Chas. A. Smith, of this city, who in Friday’s Tribune was mentioned as thought to be better, died last midnight, November 4th, 1898. She was the widow of Robert Reynolds, who died 30 years ago, and had been a resident of Addison ever since her marriage with Mr. Reynold’s, April 14, ’42.
     She was the daughter of Benjamin and Nancy Mills, and was born August 26, 1822, and was consequently in her 76th year. She became the mother of ten children, three being dead. The living are: Mrs. Elliot Watson, East Gallipolis; Mrs. J. W. Roush, Cheshire; Mrs. C. A. Smith, city; Mrs. W. D. Leonard, Addison; Mr. W. H. Reynolds, Addison; Mr. J. H. Reynolds, Cheshire; and Mr. J. A. Reynolds of Addison. Of her parent’s family she was the last.
     For eight years she had been a great sufferer with rheumatism and for four years an invalid, making her home on the old home place with her son, Mr. W. H. Reynolds of Addison. For the last two weeks she had been confined to her bed.
     She was a good Christian woman charitable, kindly dispositioned and when able to get about ever ready to lend a helping hand to the needy and distressed. She had belonged to the M. E. Church for more than 30 years, and her passing was not feared nor unexpected.
     The funeral services will be at her late home Sunday at one o’clock, conducted by Rev. W. H. Gibbons, of Rodney, and Rev. T. F. Garrett, of Cheshire, the interment by Undertaker Wetherholt following at the family burying ground near where she lived. Her children will mourn the loss of their good mother, her acquaintances a respected lady and an agreeable companion

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Saturday, November 5, 1898
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Reynolds, Thomas

Thomas Reynolds, 75, Passes At Kanauga
     Thomas Reynolds, a retired stonemason, died at his home in Kanauga at 4:30 last evening, following a stroke. He had suffered a good while from heart trouble and was 75 years old.
     Mr. Reynolds is survived by his wife and the two lived in the first house above Deem’s store. He is survived by a son, Russell, living in the same village, and a daughter, Mrs. Cora Maddy of Columbus. A sister, Mrs. Narcissa Walters of New Matamoras, Ohio, while at his home on a visit, died on February 8.
     Funeral services will be held at the Kanauga Church at 2 o’clock Saturday.

[Note: Dec. 14, 1860 – March 4, 1936; Age 75 yrs. 2 mos. 20 das. He was the son of Thomas & Euphemia Dye Reynolds. He was married to Maggie Boyer on March 17, 1884 in Mason Co., WV. The marriage license has her last name spelled “Bowyer”.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 5, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Reynolds, W. E.

W. E. Reynolds Of Middleport Dies Tuesday

     William E. Reynolds, 81, died Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at his home on Palmer St. after a long illness. Mr. Reynolds was born June 15, 1882 in Bradbury. He was the son of Thomas and Lucettia Reynolds.
     He was a member of the Middleport Church of Christ where he served as deacon for many years until he became ill after suffering a stroke. He has been a deacon emeritus for the past several years.
     Mr. Reynolds was one of three brothers who owned and operated the Reynolds Livery Stable from 1900-1920. He was employed by the New York Central Railroad from 1920-1951, retiring in Feb. 1951 because of illness. He worked for the railroad in Charleston, W.V., for nine years. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen for 63 years and the BMI (Boiler Makers International).
     He is survived by his wife Helen E. Rupe Reynolds; one son, William K. Reynolds, Kalamazoo Mich. and a daughter, Mrs. Mary E. King, Lansing, Mich.; five grandsons, and one granddaughter, including Richard and Robert King, Lansing; Ritchey, Kenneth, Michael, and Patricia Reynolds, Kalamazoo; and one great grand-daughter, Shellie King, Lansing.
     Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., at the Rawlings Coats Funeral home with burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call after 6 P.m. Thursday.

Gallipolis Tribune
February 18, 1964
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                Top of Page

Reynolds, W. H.

W. H. Reynolds Dies This Morn Addison Home

Retired Teacher and Worthy Citizen Was 86 in December
Funeral at 2 Friday
     William H. Reynolds, the oldest resident of Addison and a widely known and highly respected citizen, died at his home there at 5:50 this morning. The end had been expected at any hour since Saturday, but his health had been failing for a long time. Though he never appeared to be a robust man, he showed remarkable vitality. His calm but pleasant demeanor and his whole attitude toward those around him always dispelled any impression that he was an old man, though the fact is he had entered his 87th year on December 19.
     Mr. Reynolds was a retired school teacher and farmer, and the older folk remember him as a most capable teacher. His teaching career covered 19 years, three of them in Kansas. By way of preparing for this work, he attended the Gallia Academy.
     Mr. Reynolds was born in the house where he died and where he had always lived except for the years he spent in the West. He was the next oldest son of Robert and Sarah Mills Reynolds. Of their 10 children but three now survive: J. A. Reynolds of Addison, Mrs. C. A. Smith and W. D. Leonard, both of this city. The oldest son Charles a Union soldir, died after being furloughed home on account of illness., Mrs. Mary Jane Watson, the eldest daughter, died Nov. 25 and another daughter, Mrs. J.W. Roush, died last summer.
The Reynolds name has been a familiar one here for more than 125 years or since Robert Reynolds and wife came to the "Ohio country" on horseback from Botetourt county, Va., and settled at Addison.
     W. H. Reynolds and Miss Ida Tuning were married Dec. 24, 1885. To them were born two children, Claude and Maude, twins. Mrs. Reynolds died July 29, 1887, and Claude passed away after entering military service, following the World War. There is one grandson, Billy Reynolds Nelson, the apple of his grandfather's eye. Maude became the wife of L. H. Nelson and they have lived at the old homestead, giving to her father loving care and brightening his last days by their unstinted and constant devotion.
Mr. Reynolds was a member of the Presbyterian church of Middleport for many years. In token of his membership in Naomi lodge No. 55, Knights of Pythias, for half a century he was presented a badge by the Order last fall.
     He was reserved and genteel in Manner, well-informed and well-balanced, a man of prudence and poise and he exercised a wholesome influence in local affairs down through the years.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. H.H. Wilbur and Rev. J.W. McMahan at 2 o'clock Friday at the church in Addison. The rites will be under the auspices of the Knights and the pall bearers will be selected from that group in compliance with decedent's request. Burial will be in the Reynolds cemetery there by Funeral Director F. J. Entsminger.

Gallipolis Tribune
March 6, 1935
Transcribed by J. Farley

Reynolds, William

Cheshire Man Dies In Columbus
     REYNOLDS, WILLIAM - of Cheshire, Ohio. Mr. Reynolds' death occurred in St. Francis Hospital, Wednesday, where he was a patient for two weeks. He was a barber and was 64 years old. Death was due to diabetes. Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Egan Undertaking Co.
                                                 Columbus Dispatch

[Note: Death Certificate...William Reynolds born 1864 Gallia County; died Feb. 15, 1928 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Parents: John Reynolds and Caroline Jones. Burial Kyger.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb.18, 1928
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Reynolds, William

     REYNOLDS--William Reynolds, a prominent merchant of Proctorville, died this Wednesday, morning.  His death was quite sudden, though he had been a little sick for a few days.  Mr. Reynolds was a native of this city, and well known here."

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, November 24, 1886
Transcribed by Teresa Herrmann

Rhey, Mrs. Melvina

Death of Mrs. Rhey
     Mrs. Melvina Rhey, of Addison, died Friday 29th, aged 78 years. Her funeral will be at the M. E. Church at Addison at 10 a.m. on Sunday by Rev. Mr. Morris, the burial following at Gravel Hill by Wetherholt. Mrs. Rhey, we are told, was a very lovable kind old lady who was held in the highest esteem by her neighbors and acquaintances.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, December 30, 1911

Rhey, Melvina

    Mrs. Melvina Rhey of Addison, died last Friday morning at seven o’clock after a short illness with pneumonia. She lacked only a few days of being 78 years of age, and was a good, highly respected woman. She is survived by two sons, Milton of Addison with whom she made her home and James of Cheshire, and one daughter, Mrs. Winona Salser, of Greely, Colo. The funeral services were held at the Addison M. E. Church Sunday morning at 10 o’clock and were conducted by Rev. Morrison. Burial was at Gravel Hill by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Thursday, January 4, 1912
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Rhodes, Florence Oliver [Champer]

     Florence B. Oliver Rhodes, 79, of 309 Fourth Ave., Gallipolis, died at her residence at 1:45 a.m. today, having been in failing health for the past year.
     Born Dec. 6, 1901, in Gallia County, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Neal Champer. She was married twice, the first time to Carl E. Oliver, who died in 1960, and the second time to James Rhodes, who died in 1979. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gallipolis and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 283.
     Surviving are a son, Edwin Oliver of Dayton; a brother, Foster of Gallipolis; four grand-children and seven great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joseph Godwin officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. The casket will be closed. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church building fund. Pallbearers will be Kent Heyward, Randy Simpson, Mark Phillips, Jeff Phillips, Robert Oliver and Oscar Badgley.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 13, 1981
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Rhodes, James

     James Rhodes, 64, a resident of Bidwell and Veteran of two World Wars died early Friday at the Medical Center hospital. He had been a patient since Nov. 7 and had suffered from a heart condition for five years. He had resided in Gallia county since 1943. He served in World War I, and for six months in World War II. He was a member of the West Virginia National Guard.
    He was an electrician by trade. He belonged to the Eno Grange, White Oak Baptist church and Veterans of World War I. He was born in Roane county, W. Va., one of ten children born to the late J. William and Cynebeth Rhodes.
    His marriage to the former Hazel Doolittle took place Dec. 28, 1939 in Catlettsburg, Ky. She survives along with a step-son William T. Simmons of Vinton and two step-grandchildren. Other survivors are three brothers, Cecil and Jake Rhodes of Charleston, W. Va., and Daniel Rhodes of Harmony, W. Va.
    Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Miller's Home for Funerals, with burial in Rhodes Cemetery at Scotts Mill, W. Va.

Unknown publication
Unknown daate
Transcribed by J. Farley

Rhodes, William L.

DIED - Mr. William L. Rhodes
     RHODES—WILLIAM L. RHODES died in Centerville, O., Dec. 28th, 1880, of consumption.  Bro. Rhodes was born in Gallipolis, Dec. 1852. He embraced a hope in Jesus near three years before his decease, which hope abode with him to comfort him through life in his affliction and in the hour of death.

Gallipolis Journal
Jan. 27, 1881
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin

Rice, Charles W.

Services Set For C. W. Rice Wednesday PM
     Funeral services for the Rev. Charles W. Rice, 68, who died at 4 a.m. Saturday in Intercession City, Fla., will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Olive ME Church, with the Rev. Vernon Shafer officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at the Rice home between Cadmus and Flagg Springs.
     Mr. Rice was born June 8, 1884, in Gallia County to the late Enoch and Sarah Maddy Rice. In 1906 he was married to Addie Sanders, who survives.
     Other survivors include his son, Fred, Sugar Grove; Mrs. Sylvia Burnette, Gallipolis; three brothers, Glenn, Gallipolis, Leonard, Columbus and Chester, Patriot, three sisters, Mrs. George (Clona) Corbin, Bradenton, Fla.; Mrs. Don (Ida) Green, Patriot; Mrs. Chancey (Goldie) Harrison, Leeta.
One brother and three sisters preceded him in death.

With Intercession Institute
     For the past few years, Mr. Rice had been associated with the Intercession Institute in Florida. He also served as its president.
     Mr. and Mrs. Rice had spent their summers at their home near Flagg Springs and their winters in Florida.
     Mr. Rice had been ailing six years, suffering from high blood pressure.
     Decedent was a graduate of Rio Grande College and Owosso Theological Seminary, Owosso, Mich., the latter of which he served three years as president.

Cadmus, Waterloo Principal
     He was principal of Waterloo and Cadmus High Schools for a number of years and for a time he and his son operated the Rice Furniture Company in Gallipolis.
     Elliott and Sanders Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for the funeral. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Mr. Rice's daughter, Mrs. Granville Burnette, Portsmouth Rd. Pallbearers for the funeral are M. C. Carter, E. G. Slagle, J. C. Miller, H. E. Willis, C. J. Price, and Cecil McDaniels.

Newspaper (date unknown, but likely Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Maddy file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                          Top of Page

Rice, Dan

     Dan Rice died Tuesday morning at his home near Harris, aged 40 years. He had been sick about four weeks with hemorrhage of the lungs. He was an industrious man, a faithful and earnest Christian, respected by all. His funeral service will be held at the New Hope Church Wednesday at 2 p.m. Service conducted by Rev. Bryant of Bidwell.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, May 17th, 1899
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Rice, James Milo

     A four-year-old son of James Rice died of spinal meningitis one day last week and on Monday James Rice got caught under falling slate in Mack & Bing’s mines and was seriously hurt, though perhaps not fatally.

[Note: 1892- Nov. 22, 1895; Age 3 yr. 9 mos. 14 das.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 4)
Cheshire Up To Date News
Tuesday, December 3, 1895
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Rice, Jewell Pearl [Fellure]

Mrs. Rice, 59, Succumbs Today
     Jewell Pearl Rice, 59, Rt. 1, Gallipolis, died at 5 a.m. today in the Holzer Medical Center on Fourth Ave. She had been in failing health the past three years and in serious condition the past three months. She was born June 1, 1912, in Guyan twp., daughter of the late Alva Fellure and Lona Sheets Rice, who resides in Gallipolis.
     She is survived by her husband, Irvin, whom she married on Aug. 1, 1935, in Greenup, Ky., and the following brothers and sisters, Irvin Fellure, Eureka Star Route; Mrs. Edith Saunders, Hazel Fellure, Mrs. Virgie Houck, Mrs. Frances Lillia Stover, all of Gallipolis; Garrett Fellure, Northup, Mrs. Fred (Naomi) Beman, Thurman and Mrs. Thomas (Erma) West, Lancaster.
     She spent all her life in Gallia County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gallipolis. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 18, 1971
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page

Rice, Opal [Adams]

     Opal Rice, 74, died Monday at her home in Whitehall, Ohio. She was a retired Psychiatric Aid of the State Hospital of Ohio and was raised and educated in Waterloo.
     She was preceded in death by husband, Earl Edwin; sons, Larry and Lonnie Rice, and brother Carl Adams. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law Carla M. and Bernie Vogel of Lilburn, Ga.; sons and daughters-in-law John Allan and Gayle Ann Rice, Richard Earl and Bonnie Rice, all of Pickerington; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother Earl Adams of Crown City; and nieces and nephews.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Flagsprings United Methodist Church, Waterloo with Mr. Carl Craven of the Philadelphia Church of God officiating. Burial will be at Flagsprings Cemetery, Waterloo. Friends may call Tuesday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Cotner Funeral Home, 7369 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, September 21, 1993
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Rice, Wilma Margaret

Obituary of Wilma Margaret Rice
     Wilma Margaret Rice, was born June 4, 1910 and departed this life April 24, 1934, aged 23 years, 10 months and 20 days. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, Fred Rice of Gallipolis, one son, Charles Rice, age 3, a father and mother, Hudson and Myrtle Roberts of Waterloo, two brothers, Joseph and Orland, two sisters, Wilda and Mildred. Also a host of relatives and friends. An older sister, Flossie, at the age of 18 months, preceded her to the better land.
     Wilma was converted at an early age and joined church at Waterloo. Like many other folks she was not always faithful bat at different times she tried anew. In her final illness of one short week she stated she was ready to go.
     The night before she died she sang the song, "Where the Soul of man never dies." She was well known singer and was expecting to sing at the Church of God in Gallipolis next Sunday. Her favorite song was "Does Jesus Care."

Does Jesus care when I have tried
and failed to resist some temptation strong,
when in my deep grief I find no relief,
tho my tears flow all night long.


Oh yes he cares I know he cares.
His heart is touched with my grief
when the days are weary, the long nights dreary,
I know my Savior cares.

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

God in his wisdom has recalled
The boon his love had given
And though the body slumbers here
The soul is safe in heaven.

[Note: Buried Waterloo Cemetery in Walnut Township]

Gallipolis Paper
April, 1934
From the Debbie Carter Evans Collection
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Richard, Aleen Adelaide [Johnson]

     GALLIPOLIS – Mrs. Aleen Richard, 68, Bucyrus, died in the Bucyrus Community Hospital around 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Mrs. Richard was born in Gallipolis in November, 1900.
     She is survived by one son, C. C. Richard, Trenton, N. J., and three brothers: Herman L. Johnson, Lomita, Calif.; Paul C. Johnson, Bucyrus, and James (Fat) Johnson, Gallipolis.
     Graveside services will be conducted in Mound Hill Cemetery at 2:30 p.m., Monday.

Gallipolis Times Sentinel
Sunday, January 19, 1969
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Richard, William

William Richard Claimed Sunday
Retired Carpenter To Have Private Rites
     William Richard, 79, who had been in failing health for the past five years, passed away at 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon in Athens State Hospital, from a cerebral hemorrhage suffered Saturday.
     Mr. Richard was born Feb. 17, 1871 in Ripley, O., was the son of the late Joseph and Catherine Beuchler Richard. He came to Gallipolis with his family in 1917 from Huntington and for many years lived at 915 Fourth Ave. He was a retired carpenter having last worked at the Gallipolis State Institute through World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Leone Cooper Richard, who died in 1932.
     Surviving are one son, Clarence C. Richard of Bucyrus, and two daughters, Mrs. E. G. (Ola) Crow of Huntington and Miss Hazel Richard at home. Two sisters, Misses Olive and Elizabeth Richard of Huntington, also survive.
     Private funeral services will be held at the Clarence J. Waugh Funeral Home, Tuesday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Linson H. Stebbins officiating. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call this evening after 7 o’clock. Friends are asked to omit flowers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 24, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Richards, Agnes C.

Mrs. Agnes C. Richards Dead
     Mrs. Agnes C. Richards of Humboldt, Nebraska died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Allura Wickham at Salem, Nebraska, Monday, February 16, aged 68 years, 10 months and 14 days.  Mrs. Richards was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William James who formerly owned the farm now owned by Thomas James, which is located about half way between Centerville and Rio Grande, O.  In the spring of 1869 she, with her parents, moved to Salem, Nebraska.  On August 14, 1873 she was married to Ephriam Richards of Falls City, Nebraska, and to this union were born three boys and one girl.  Mr. Richards died in 1892 and one son died eight years ago.  Mrs. Richards united with the church at the early age of ten years and kept the faith until her death.  Mrs. Richards was an estimable woman and the news of her death will bring sorrow to the hearts of many.
     Mrs. Richards had three sisters, now deceased, namely, Mrs. Dave Williams of Adamsville, O., Mrs. Henry Rickabaugh of Jackson, O., and Mrs. Charles Moore of Kansas City, Mo.  The brothers were John, Dave and William, now deceased.  William died in Andersonville Prison during the Civil war.  The living brothers are Charles and Elmer of Nebraska, George of Kansas and Joshua of Colorado.  Mrs. Richards leaves numerous nephews and nieces in Ohio among whom are Mrs. Emma Holcomb and Miss Martha James of Bidwell, Messrs. Wellington Williams of Rio Grande, Will of Gallipolis and Charles of Adamsville, Miss Gertrude Rickabaugh of Jackson and Mrs. Robt. Rickabaugh of Springfield.

Gallia Times
Thursday, March 18, 1920
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Richards, Cecilia

Death of Mrs. Cecilia Richards
     Mrs. Cecilia Richards passed away April 28, at the home of her son, Evan C. Richards, in Raccoon township, at the ripe old age of 75 years. Mrs. Richards was born in Wales, about 1820 and emigrated to this country some years later.
     She was twice married, her first husband being Morris Williams, and her second, Thomas L. Richards, a well-known stock buyer of this county. She has been an invalid for several years with heart trouble.
     She will be buried at Tyn Rhos Wednesday. She leaves eight children to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate mother.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, May 1, 1895
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Richards, Cecilia

     Mrs. Cecilia Richards died at the home of her son, Mr. Evan C. Richards, in Racoon Tp., on the 28th of April. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, and burial was at Tyn Rhine. She was a good woman, whose death is much regretted.

[Note: Burial in Tyn Rhos Cemetery Info from Tombstone D.4/29/1895 , age 70Y 1M - Native of Wales]

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 14, 1895
Transcribed by Maxine Mashall                                                                       Top of Page

Richards, David Robert

Funeral of Dave R. Richards Will Be At 10 Wednesday
Funeral services for David Robert Richards will be held tomorrow morning. There will be a brief service at the home below Rio Grande, but the principal service will be at Rio Grande Methodist church at 10 o’clock, with Rev. W. L. Stafford, the pastor, in charge, assisted by Rev. Mr. Whilding, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Jackson. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery by F. J. Entsminger.
     Mrs. Richards arrived from Washington yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Hannah Bower, a sister of the decedent, of St. Cloud, Florida, expected to reach Huntington at 3 o’clock this afternoon. Her niece, Miss Mary Margaret Richards, was to meet her there.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 22, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Richards, Elizabeth [Harvey]

Death of Mrs. Richards
     Mrs. Elizabeth Richards, wife of Mr. Orin Richards, died at her residence on Front Street at 7:30 this morning. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Dillon probably Sunday afternoon at her late home, the interment by Hayward & Son following at the Old Cemetery.
     Mrs. Richards was born near Columbus, April 29, 1825, her parents Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Harvey moving to Jackson, O., where she met Mr. Richards, and to whom she was married in 1849 moving to this city in 1867. She leaves sisters, Mariah Earing [Yerian] and Mrs. Virginia Callahan of Jackson county and three sisters in the West and one brother, John Harvey, in Illinois.
     Her husband and three children, Joseph, Charles and Frank survive her, Gideon, one son, dying a few years ago. She was a member of the M. E. Church since 13 years of age and was highly honored and respected by church people for the consistent Christian life that she led.
     She became an invalid from paralysis four years ago, and utterly helpless since three years ago from the same cause. For six months she had not been able to talk, but retained her mind up to twelve o’clock last night when she became unconscious. Everyone we ever heard speak of Mrs. Richards always did so with the greatest kindness and consideration.
     Her immediate family have sustained an irreparable loss, invalid though she was, and will have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Friday, February 21, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Richards, Emma

Emma Richards, Retired Nurse Claimed Today
     Miss Emma Richards, revered registered nurse, died at her Rio Grande home at 6:30 a.m. today. She had been in failing health for several years, and had retired from nursing in 1958. Until recent weeks, she had been living with Mrs. Delia Kirkendall.
     Miss Richards was a lifelong resident of Gallia county. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Margaret Benglog Jones Richards and was the last of six children born to that union. Sisters and brothers who preceded her in death were Hannah, Mary Ann, J. E. Richards, Daniel Richards and David Robert Richards. Her survivors are a sister-in-law, Mrs. Jesta Richards of Rio Grande and a niece and two nephews, Mary Margaret Walker, John Earl Richards of Columbus and Robert M. Richards of Gallipolis.
     She was a nurse for 46 years. Her training was acquired at St. Francis School of Nursing in Columbus in 1912. The first employment here was as a nurse for Dr. Charles E. Holzer, Sr., at the GSI, and she and Miss Ann Hill of Fourth Ave., were the first nurses employed when Holzer Hospital was founded in the Barton house.
     In her early years, she was affiliated with the Welsh Presbyterian Church at Centerville, but later she became an active member of Simpson Chapel Methodist Church at Rio Grande.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Roy Wigel will officiate, and burial will be in the Hill cemetery at Thurman. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Memorial gifts are suggested by the family.

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

Richards, George G.

     VINTON - George G. Richards, 86, of Cincinnati, a former resident of Vinton, died Saturday morning in a Cincinnati Hospital. Born in Vinton, he was a son of the late G. E. and Cathryn McGhee Richards. He was a retired printer and a member of the typographical Union in Dayton. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Cleveland and a member of the Modern Woodman Lodge in Gallipolis.
     He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lena Booth Myers, Gallipolis and Mrs. Sally Heber, Wellston. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Elizabeth Evans Richards, who was from Wales, and a sister.
     Private services will be Tuesday, 11 a.m., at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Neal officiating. Burial will be in the Vinton Memorial Park. There will be no calling hours.

Athens Sunday Messenger
June 6, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Richards, H. Frances

Mrs. Richards Dies Tuesday
     Mrs. D. Gomer Richards, 62, prominent in club and community life, died at her home in Rio Grande at 2:45 p.m., Tuesday. She had been in declining health for several years and had been a hospital patient on frequent occasions.
     She was a past president of the French Colony Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and of the Tyn Rhos Congregational church. She was a native of Harrison twp., where she was born on March 14, 1894, the daughter of the late William H. and Rhoda Walter Clark. She was one of nine children of whom three survive. Her early schooling was received in Harrison schools and later she attended Rio Grande college.
     Her marriage to D. Gomer Richards took place on Sept. 17, 1914, and he survives. The marriage took place at her parents home and was performed by the late Rev. W. J. Fulton. They were the parents of six children, a son, Jack Clark, died in infancy and the following five survive: Burton of East Liverpool, Charles of Waterloo Star Rt., Mrs. Stanley (Helen) Barnes of Gary, Ind., Miss Mary Jane Richards, a teacher in the Kettering schools and Mrs. Harold E. (Dorothy) Denney of Gallipolis.     
     Other survivors are the three sisters, Mrs. George (Lyrl) Van-Hyning of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. James (Faye) Collier of Ironton (wife of Judge Collier) and Mrs. Genevieve Campbell of New Boston. There are 13 grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at Miller’s Home for Funerals, with the burial to follow in Tyn Rhos cemetery. The hour of the services will be announced later. Friends may call at Miller’s Thursday evening.

Gaiiipolis Daily Tribune
January 22, 1957
Submitted by Marjorie Wood                                                                         Top of Page

Richards, Ivora

City is Shocked by Passing of Ivora Richards
     A legion of friends of Mr. and Mrs. John Ivor Richards in Gallipolis and throughout the county were shocked and grieved to learn of the death of their only child, Ivora, last night between ten and eleven o’clock at the Holzer Hospital. Stricken last Saturday after she had returned from taking a piano lesson, when she was thought to be in perfect health, her condition became rapidly worse and yesterday morning she was removed to the hospital where all the skill and learning of the physicians was called to her aid but to no avail.
     Ivora was twelve years old, the pride of her parents and around her the love of the home was centered. She was a pupil of 6A, with Miss Floy Johnson as her home room teacher. She was a bright and industrious student both in her work at school and in music and was favorite with her classmates.
     Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the First Baptist church where she was active in the Sunday School and other work of the young people. Rev. George Sagen will officiate, and interment will be in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

Gallipolis Tribune
April 12, 1934
Transcribed by J. Farley

Richards, J.

     Died, on Saturday evening, of cholera morbus, after a few hours' illness, Mr. J. Richards, watch maker, aged about 55 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
May 31, 1855
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Richards, James

     James B. Richards, 71, died at 4:50 p.m. Saturday at Holzer Hospital where he had been a patient for the past week. He was born at Thurman, Ohio a son of the late Evans C. and Sarah Owens Richards. He was employed for 18 years as a salesman for the Heer Printing Co. in Columbus and for 16 years at Haskins-Tanner prior to his retirement. He was a veteran of World War I, and was a member of Barracks No. 2353. He was a member of the Simpson Methodist Church and Blue Lodge at Thurman.
     He is survived by his wife, Marie Fowler Richards, whom he married March 14, 1942; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Fisher of Van Buren, Ohio; and Mrs. Steve Jenkins of Gallipolis and two brothers John Richards of Thurman and Kinrick Richards of Thurman. Four borthers preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1:50 p.m. at the Simpson Methodist Church with Dr. Robert Mussman and the Rev. Charles Weed officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Masonic rites will be conducted at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, or at the church for one hour prior to the services.

Athens Messenger
December 18, 1967
Contributed by Joyce Robinson                                                                      Top of Page

Richards, John

Body of John Richards Arrives at Hoboken Thursday
     Word has been received that the body of John Richards will arrive in Hoboken Thursday, August 25th. John Richards was killed in action October 23, 1918, in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. He was a member of Company F, 357th Infantry, 90th Division, and made the supreme sacrifice near Bantheville.
     Arrangements will likely be made to have the funeral and burial at the same time as that of Mirl Vance, whose body arrives in Hoboken at the same time.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 22, 1921

Vance, Mirl

    Mirl Vance was killed in action Sept. 28, 1918, and John Richards October 23, 1918, in the terrible fighting in the Meuse-Argonne. The funerals of both will be held together at Pine Street Cemetery at 1:30 Sunday afternoon. American Legion Escort will go after the body of Vance on First Avenue and another after that of Richards at Wetherholt’s undertaking rooms. The Rev. Mr. Peirce will conduct the services. Interment by Geo. Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, September 8, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Richards, John Earl

John Earl Richards passed away Thursday, May 20, 1999
     Earl was born in Gallia County on July 21, 1911, the son of John Elias and Ruth Mills richards. Earl grew up with his brother, Robert 'Robbie,' and sister, Mary Margaret (Walker), in the town of Gallipolis, on the north bank of the Ohio River, for which he had a lifelong affection. He completed high school at the Gallia Academy and went on to study at the Ohio State University. There he obtained a Baccalaureatre degree in Civil Engineering in 1935, specializing in Sanitary Engineering. He immediately put his education to use as an engineer in the Ohio Department of health, focusing on industrial water pollution control.
     On July 2, 1938, Earl married Kathryn Virginia Myers of Parsons, West Virginia, to whom he was wed for 60 years. Following the outbreak of World War II, Earl volunteered for service and was commissioned a first Liertenant in the Sanitary Corps of the U. S. Army. During the war, he served at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, Camp Pickett, Virginia, Camp Carson, Colorado, and Omaha, Nebraska. He left active service as a Major in July 1946, but retained a commission in the U.S. Army Reserve. As a Reserve officer, he served primarily in the U.s. Army Reserve School unit located at Fort Hays in Columbus until his retirement from the Army Reserve in 1969 with the rank of Colonel.
     Following the war, Earl returned to Ohio, resuming his employment with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. In the early 1950's he completed a Master's degree in Public Health Administration, conferred by the University of Michigan. (Although he held degrees from both OSU and Michigan there was absolutely no doubt where his loyalties lie in the great rivalry between those two schools; Earl was an Ohio State Buckeye through-and-through!)
     In the Ohio EPA, Earl was instrumental in the efforts of a multi-state task froce that resulted in the cleanup of Lake Erie. Earl eventually rose to Assistant Director of the Ohio EPA., which was the highest position in the agency not filled by a political appointee. He retired from state employment in 1978 and joined the firm of Burgess & Niple Consulting Engineers.
     Earl and Kathryn resided and raised a faimily in Worthington until they relocated to Punta Gorda, Florida, in 1983, where they lived for 14 years. Earl and Kathryn moved to the Roanoke, Virginia, area in early 1997.
Earl was preceded in death by Kathryn; he is survived by his son, Robert of Albuquerque, New Mexico, his wife Andrea, and grandchildren Robyn and Brandyn; his daughter, Rebecca of Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada, her husband Craig Oliver, and grandchildren Richard and Megan; and his daughter, Kathryn of Roanoke, Virginia her husband Kim Buskirk and granddaughter Kaitlyn.
     Earl enjoyed his last year at the Our Lady of the Valley assisted-living facility in Roanoke, where he was lovingly cared for by staff and management. His transition to his final home was eased by Good Samaritan Hospice and his caregivers, Barbara Crews, Angela Miller and Teresa Hogan with whom love and respect was mutual.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 18, 1999
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                Top of Page

Richards, John Elias (Jack)

Jack Richgards Lost Brave Fight
Well Known and Respected Citizen Passed on to His Reward Last Wednesday
     After battling bravely for man weary weeks against the illness which had him in its grip. Mr. John Elias Richards passed away Wednesday morning, July 18, 1917 at his home in this city, of consumption. For two weeks his condition had been critical, but his remarkable vitality, aided by the constant and carful attention of those ministering to him enabled him to fight a losing battle tenaciously.
     "Jack" Richards was known to hundreds and all were his friends. He was born in Raccoon Township 47 years ago the 20th of next month, a son of Daniel D. and Margaret Richards, both deceased. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Mills Richards, three children Mary Margaret, Earl and Robert, a brother, David R. Richards of Athens and two sisters, Mrs. Hannah Richards Bower of St. Cloud, Florida and Miss Emma Richards of this city, all of whom were at his bedside.
      Before removing to Gallipolis several years ago, Mr. Richards was prominent politically and in church and religious affairs in his home township. Prior to 1913 he served as deputy auditor of the county and in that year entered upon his duties as county auditor, an office which he filled satisfactorily to all.
      The funeral services were held in Grace M. E. Church in this city Friday afternoon, of which he had long been a memeber and a singer in the choir, by Rev. W. D. Cherington, assisted by Dr. J. M. Davis and Rev. W. J. Fulton of Rio Grand and Rev. E. L. Morrell of Rodney. The interment followed in Mt. Zion cemetery
      The funeral Friday was one of the largest in point of attendance ever held in Gallipolis. The singing of several numbers by a double male quartette from Oak Hill was particularly fine and touching. Persons from all sections of this and many from Jackson county, all bound to Mr. Richards by ties of kinship, affection and respect, crowded the church edifice to the doors. The floral pieces were profuse and beautiful.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jack died July 18, 1917
Transcribed by Marian Schoonover

Richards, John E.

John Richards Passes
Fine Citizen Called Early After Year’s Illness
     John E. Richards was called to the Great Beyond at 5:30 this Wednesday morning, July 18, 1917.  He had been confined to his home the past nine months with tuberculosis of the bones and blood, only occasionally being able to walk out; but bore all his illness with patience and was always thoughtful of those who attended him, and lived with the hope of regaining his health, constantly displaying great courage and spiritual peace.
     The deceased was the son of Daniel D. and Margaret Jones Richards, and born in this county August 29, 47 years ago and has resided here practically all his life. He was united in marriage December 2, 1908, to Miss ora Ruth Mills, and to them were born three children—Mary Margaret, Earl and Robert, all living.  He is also survived by widow and sister, Miss Emma at home and brother David of Athens.
     Mr. Richards was a prominent citizen who served his county as Auditor for the term beginning in 1913.  Preceeding that he was deputy auditor under F. F. Thorniley.  He was a man of excellent morals and character and devoted to his family.  They have the deepest sympathy of all in their trouble.
     The funeral will be conducted at Mt. Zion church at 1 p. m. Friday, interment following at the church cemetery by Wetherholt.

[Note: Obituary has his picture]

Gallia Times
Friday, July 20, 1917
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                     Top of Page

Richards, John Ivor

John I. Richards, 82, business, claimed
     John Ivor Richards, 82, prominent Gallipolis businessman and community leader, died unexpectedly around 1 p.m. Wednesday following an apparent heart attack. Although Mr. Richards had been ill the past few months, he still remained active in community affairs, and had walked down to McKnight-Davies Hardware Store from his home at 9 Locust St., shortly before his death.
     Mr. Richards was part owner of the Central Supply Co., before selling out to Everett McMahon in 1955. He also worked at Womeldorff-Thomas Hardware, and had been associated with the D.H. Wood Real estate firm here as a realtor for a number of years. He was also associated with the Ohio Produce Co., before retirement.
     Mr. Richards was a veteran of both World Wars. He served as a chaplain during World War II. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gallipolis, Morning Dawn Lodge, Gallia County Gideon Society, Gallia County and Ohio State Realtors Association, Lafayette Post No.27, American Legion and Post No. 4464, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also an outdoor enthusiast.
     Mr. Richards was born July 28, 1892, in the Tyn Rhos Community, son of the late Evan C. and Sarah Ann Owens Richards. A lifelong resident of Gallia County, he married Vivian Irion on Aug. 15, 1943, in Oakland, Calif. She survives. One sister, Mrs. Cecelia Jenkins, Rio Grande and one brother, Kendrick Richards, Thurman, survive. Five brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Lusher and Rev. Wilson Wahl officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the McCoy-Wetherholt-Moore Funeral Home, Gallipolis, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the services.

Gallipolis Tribune
Dec. 20, 1974
Transcribed by J. Farley

Richards, Joseph

Jos. Richards' Funeral
     The remains of Joseph Richards, who was killed by a train at Stuebenville, Ohio, two weeks ago, were brought here on the Steamer Queen City Wednesday afternoon and were laid to rest in Mound Hill Cemetery. Rev. Ben Dunn, of the Baptist Church conducted the religious services. Wetherholt had charge of the remains.

[Note: Death certificate...informant was a Henry B. Mettenberger of Stuebenville and he didn't know when Joseph was born or who his parents were. He died June 12, 1910 and was believed to be around 55 years of age. Cause of death..left chest crushed causing internal injuries by being struck by a train.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 1, 1910
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Richards, Ruth A.

     Ruth A. Richards, 70, of 285 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born Sept. 4, 1911, in Syracuse, daughter of the late Clermont and Edna Ashworth Arnold, she was a 1932 graduate of the Holzer School of Nursing, a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, the Eamon Club and Chapter 283 of the order of the Eastern Star.
     She married Robert M. Richards, who survives, on Sept. 2, 1932, in Catlettsburg, Ky. Also surviving is a son, Jack of Gallipolis; a daughter , Eleanor Kay Evans of Gallipolis; a sister, Evelyn Elliott of Rand, W. Va.; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Grace United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Huey Jones and the Rev.James Frazier officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral HOme from 4-8 p.m. Friday. Pallbearers will be Tom Woodward, Dan Dunkle, Bill Richards, Mike Null, David Chapman, Jon McCarthy and John Byers.

Gallipolis Tribune
September 24, 1981
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                 Top of Page

Richards, Ruth Mills

Mrs. Richards, Retired Tribune Employee, Is Dead
     Mrs. Ruth Mills Richards, 76, a retired Tribune employee and lifetime resident of Gallia county, died at her home, 84 Locust St., at 7:35 a.m. today. She had been in failing health for several years and had recently suffered a stroke, when her condition became worse.
     Mrs. Richards was born May 25, 1885, at Mills Station to the late James and Mary Halliday Mills. She was the youngest in a family of six children and one sister Mrs. Homer(Myrtie) Kerr of Gallipolis survivees. Three brothers and a sister who preceded her in death were Ed, Ira and Harry K. Mills and Miss Mabel Mills.
     Her marriage was to John E. Richards and he preceded her in death on July 18, 1917. Children who survive are Robert M. of Jackson Pike, J. Earl of Columbus, and Mrs. William (Mary Margaret) Walker, now living in Cali, Colombia, South America. There are seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
     Mrs. Richards, after the death of her husband, was employed for four years in the office of Supt. of Schools W. G. Scarberry. She took up her employment with the Tribune in the summer of 1923 and retired Sept. 1, 1959. During her long period of service for the newspaper, which covered 36 years, she served in the capacity of reporter, society editor and circulation manager, with most of her tenure being with the business office.
     Mrs. Richards was a member of Grace Methodist Church. WSCS, Eastern Star and was a charter member of the Gallipolis Business and Professional Women's club. A few years ago she was honored by the latter organization for her outstanding achievements as chairman of the membership committee.
     The body is at Miller's Home for Funerals and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Note: Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Green Township.]

Gallipolis Tribune
march 14, 1962
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                 Top of Page

Richardson, Charity

Ex-Slave Dies
Mrs. Charity Richardson, 80 Years
Steamboat Steward
     Mrs. Charity Richardson, of 998 Neil avenue, died at 8:30 Monday morning at the age of 80 years. Mrs. Richardson was born in North Carolina on the plantation owned by Samuel White, where she grew up, was married to Mr. Richardson, who was then owned by a different master. In 1855 Mr. and Mrs. Richardson with their two children came to Ohio, and settled in Gallipolis, where the husband and one child are buried, the other daughter, Mrs. James Russell survives.
     For 30 years Mrs. Richardson was stewardess on a boat plying between Pittsburg and New Orleans, with Capt. "Jim" Williamson 20 years, then with Capt. Maddy 10 years. With the money saved from this long service, Mrs. Richardson bought a home in Gallipolis, which was later sold and the home on Neil avenue was then purchased.
     Her colored friends as well as her white neighbors, held Mrs. Richardson in highest esteem and the children and grand-children of her old master in Mebane, N.C., have continued writing to "Aunt Charity" and a letter from her old home was one of her greatest pleasures. During the past year Mrs. Richardson has seemed impressed with her coming death, saying to her friends, "I'm just waiting for the Lord to call me. I'll soon slip away."
     When a young girl Mrs. Richardson joined the Presbyterian church and of late has attended the Cumberland church on Second avenue where she was most courteously received. Rev. C. G. Watson will officiate at the funeral held at home Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. ....Columbus Paper

[Note by HE: My first thought was that Charity lived on Neil Avenue in Gallipolis but I knew there was no address that high. Then when I saw the Columbus paper at the end of the article I did a search and found that in 1900 Charity was listed in Columbus, Ohio, age 83, born 1817 and was living as mother-in-law in the home of James Russell and his wife Cherney. This is the daughter mentioned in the obit. It also stated that Charity had had 5 children with one living. Cherney had first married a Brock as there was a John Brock, step-son of James, also in the home. Capt. Maddy was from Gallipolis.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 13, 1905
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Richardson, John

     DIED - on Friday, 28th ult., Mr. John Richardson in the 63rd year of his age. The deceased had resided in this county for a number of years, and was an honest, upright, useful man. He did not believe in the pomp and show which characterize many, but was a plain, quiet citizen, good neighbor, kind husband, and a devoted servant of God. He was a member of the M. E. church for upwards of twenty years, and his demise will be felt by many warm friends and relatives.

Gallipolis Journal
July 4, 1850
Submitted by Eve Hughes

Richie, Bess

In Memory
     On January 16, 1929, as the shadows of evening were falling upon the earth bringing to a close another day, the Angel of Death, so like this shadow, came into the home of W.E. and Rose (Angel) Richie of Swan Creek, Ohio, bearing away in peace and quietness the soul of their daughter Bess to that home eternal where all is day and shadows are no more. Those who stood by her realized how glorious is death to those who have faith in God.
     Bess was yet in the spring time of life, being 31 years, six months and 22 days of age when she, as she expressed it, "heard the call." Her going leaves great sorrow in the hearts of two sisters, Mrs. Veva Waugh of Swan Creek and Mrs. Virginia McPhee of Detroit, Mich., and a brother, George Richie at home. A brother, Merrill, preceded her homeward in early childhood. She leaves also two nieces, Arbutus and Justine Waugh, a nephew, Calvin Waugh and a number of uncles, aunts, cousins and a host of friends and neighbors who will miss the cheerful smile she always had for them.
     While engaged in clerical work for a railroad corporation in Cleveland, she was taken ill with tuberculosis, and for three years bore without complaint intense suffering. When at last the hands of a devoted mother and loving friends could no longer ease the pain, God, in His compassion, soothed her to sleep, triumphant over death, to life everlasting. Her last words were, "God is good."

[Note: Funeral services were held at Swan Creek church by Rev. Radford. Buried at Swan Creek]

Gallipolis paper
January 1929
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                    Top of Page

Richie, Timothy Len

Tim Richie, 19, Wreck Victim
     Tim Richie age 19 died of injuries suffered in a traffic accident at 3:04 a.m. Sunday on Eastern Avenue near the Working Man’s Friend Service station.
     Timothy Len Richie, (Portsmouth Rd.) Rt. 2 Gallipolis was born Oct 20 1957 in Gallipolis to Bobby L and Rosa Lee Pierotti Richie. He was an employee of the Pennyfare Market and a 1975 graduate of Gallia Academy High School. In addition to his parents he is survived by three sisters, Cathy, Chrissy, and Diane; two brothers Thomas and John all at home and his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Pierotti and Sadie Richie, Crown City.
     He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and assistant Boy Scout leader of Troop 200. Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Louis Catholic Church with the Rev. A.J. Golubiewski officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Rosary service will be at 8 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 25, 1976
Contributed by Mary James