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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

Sheline, Charles W.

Pneumonia Fatal To Charles Sheline
     Charles W. Sheline, aged 62 years, died Monday evening at his home following a week’s illness from pneumonia. Mr. Sheline was a native of West Virginia, coming here a few years ago. He was employed by the Logan Furniture Co., and had only worked two days, after being laid off for some time, when he became ill. Mrs. Cora Sheline, survives him.
     Funeral services will be held at his late home 846 First Avenue, Wednesday, at 2 p. m. by Rev. McQuade. Burial in Pine Street Cemetery in charge of A. E. Tope.

[Note: 7/10/1868 – 3/24/1930; Age 61 yrs. 8 mos. 14 das. He was the son of Amos and Mary Bazzard Sheline.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Tuesday, March 25, 1930
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Sheline, Cora Belle [Smith]

Sheline Funeral Thursday
     Mrs. Cora Sheline, 62, who formerly lived in the city, died Wednesday morning at the home of her brother at Henderson, W. Va. She was the widow of Charles Sheline, who died about two years ago.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a. m. in the home where she died. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery there under the direction of A. E. Tope.

[Note: 1869 – Sept. 9, 1931; Age 62. She was the daughter of Tavner & Clementine Lucas Smith. The cause of death is listed as pulmonary tuberculosis.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Wednesday, September 9, 1931
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Sheline, Frances [Jordan]

Death of Mrs. Sheline
     Mrs. Frances Sheline, living on the Arthur Gilman place above town died during Saturday night of a dropsical affection. She was 70 years old or more, and left several children. Her funeral was at her late home this morning and burial following at the Maddy Cemetery by Hayward & Son. She is said to have been a fine old woman worn out with age and complicated troubles.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 12, 1909
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Sheline, Lucy

Death of an Infant
     Grover Sheline’s baby girl, 11 months old, died Sunday. The interment was at Maddy’s Cemetery, George’s Creek, this evening by Wetherholt.

[Note:  Aug. 22, 1912 – Aug. 10, 1913. She was the daughter of Grover & May B. Persinger Sheline.
The cause of her death is listed as Cholera Infantum].

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 11, 1913
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Sheline, Lula Ruth [McBride]

Lula Sheline dies unexpectedly
     Lula Ruth Sheline, 68, 353 Third Ave., Gallipolis, passed away unexpectedly at her residence Tuesday at 10 a.m. Born in Bidwell Jan. 23, 1906, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Lottie White McBride and the widow of Raymond Sheline.
     Mrs. Sheline is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Max (Mabel) Tawney, Gallipolis, and Mrs. Agnes Jones, Thurman. She was preceded in death by one brother.
     Mrs. Sheline was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the McCoy-Wetherholt-Moore Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Hayes officiating. Burial will be in the Mound Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7-9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 16)
Wednesday, August 14, 1974
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Sheline, Raymond W.

R. W. Sheline, Auto Dealer, Succumbs
     Services for Raymond W. Sheline, 58, Gallipolis used car dealer, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home with the Rev. James L. Harter officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Mr. Sheline died Saturday at 5:50 p.m. in Holzer Hospital.
     Mr. Sheline had been in the automobile business all of his adult life and had his present business at Third and Vine Sts. He made his home at 353 Third Ave.
     He was born June 24, 1901 at Wyoma Ridge, W. Va., to Elijah and Virgie Lee Withers Sheline. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
     Surviving are his widow, Lula McBride Sheline; two daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Lois) Coe of Zanesville and Mrs. Clifford (Peggy) Stalmaker of Fairmount, W. Va., and six grandchildren.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 27, 1959
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Sheline, Steve

Steve Sheline World War Veteran, Passes
     Steve Sheline, mention of whose critical illness was made in Saturday’s Tribune, died Sunday afternoon at his home on Brandstetter Heights.
     Sheline, who was about forty years old, was a veteran of the World War. He had been ill for the past six weeks, following a stroke of paralysis. A wife and two children survive. Funeral arrangements, which are in charge of George J. Wetherholt and Sons, were not complete but will be announced Tuesday. It is expected that the services will be held some time Wednesday however.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 3, 1932

Sheline Funeral Wednesday
     Funeral services for Steve Sheline, World War veteran, who died Sunday will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the First Baptist Church, Rev. George  Sagen, officiating. Burial in Pine Street Cemetery under the direction of George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

[Note: He was apparently buried in Pine Street Cemetery, but according to the findagrave site there is also a stone marker for him in Centenary Cemetery in Green Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 4, 1932
Transcribed by Ann Brown

Shelton, Ann Jones

Sacred to the Memory of Mrs. Claiborne Shelton
     Mrs. Ann Jones Shelton was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Evan Jones and his wife Jane Lewis Jones, late of Greenfield Township, Gallia County, Ohio.  She was born in Cardiganshire (county) South Wales, Great Britain, on May 21, 1834. She came with her parents to the United States in 1839 and located for a few years in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Later, they came to Gallia County, Ohio.  In 1836 [19 February 1864, Gallia Co. Marriages] she was united in marriage to Claiborne Shelton, one of the strong and very popular men of the county.  To the union were born eight children, five sons and three daughters.  Seven survive.  One son, William, passed to the great beyond several years ago.
     When quite young, she united with the Gallia Baptist Church which profession she honored all through her long life.  She was at all times a good, loving and devoted mother, ever ready to do the charitable deeds that healed, soothed and blessed mankind.  With her husband, they conducted the ideal home, hospitable without limit. The wayfarer was always welcome and royally treated.  She lived, labored and strived for the welfare of her family and succeeded in raising a numerous family of good and useful citizens.
     In 1908, her husband having been called home some time previous, she moved to Dayton, Ohio, were she was at the end, February 27, 1920.  She was called home, as we believe, to enjoy the reward of the faithful.  A ripe sheaf for the heavenly garner. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, and their works do follow them.  “Her children will rise and call her blessed, and her husband praiseth her.”  At the time of her departure, she was 85 years, 9 months and 6 days of age.  Sunday, February 29, funeral services were held at her home in Dayton, and on Monday, her remains were brought to her old home near Peniel where she had lived most of her life.  Tuesday, March 1st, her funeral was held.  Short services were held at the home, thence to Gallia Baptist Church where services were held by the Rev. H. O. Thompson of Oak Hill.  Burial was in the cemetery nearby by Undertaker J. W. Kinnison of Oak Hill.
     There remain today in deep sorrow for the loss of their devoted mother the following seven children: Mrs. James Clark of Wellston; Mr. Thomas J. Shelton of Peniel; Mrs. Jennie Stone of Pittsburg; Claiborne, Benjamin, David and Miss Anna Shelton, all of Dayton.  Also one brother, David E. Jones of Gallia, and many relatives and a host of friends.

In memoriam, Ann Jones Shelton
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Shelton, Anna Mae [Smeltzer]

Anna Shelton Dies On Monday
     Anna Mae Shelton, 91, widow of Thomas J. Shelton, a native of Gallia county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lowell (Loretta) Davis in Columbus at 6 a.m. Monday. Mrs. Shelton had suffered a stroke some eight years ago from which she never fully recovered.
     Mrs. Shelton was born Oct., 26, 1863, the daughter of the late Joseph and Jane Smeltzer at their home near Patriot. She was a teacher in the Gallia county schools for a period of eight years, and after her marriage to Mr. Shelton they made their home on a farm at Peniel until 1940 when her husband died. Following his death she made her home in Oak Hill for five years and then moved to Columbus where she lived with the daughter.
     There are three children who survive. They are: Mrs. Luther (Grace) Slagle, Oak Hill, Edwin of Columbus and Mrs. Davis. There is one grandson. A brother Ross Smeltzer, Columbus, is another survivor.
     Mrs. Shelton was a member of the Gallia Baptist church and funeral services for her will be held there on Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Earl Cremeans will officiate at the last rites and burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of the Kuhner Funeral Home. Friends may call at the Kuhner Funeral Home on Wednesday afternoon and evening.

[Note: Ann Simmerman wrote “1-17-1955” on the obituary.]

Newspaper (prob. January 1955, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Smeltzer file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans

Shelton, Cecil

Shelton Rites This Afternoon at Centerpoint  

     Funeral services for Cecil Shelton were to begin at 1 o’clock this afternoon at the Centerpoint Church, of which the decedent was a member, with Rev. Spurgeon Metzler of Circleville, a former pastor, in charge. Burial at the same place by Davis and Thomas of Thurman. The pall bearers are Carl Allen, James Hood, John Myers, Orvile Jones, Benson Jones and Raymond Davis. The body was brought from Cincinnati to the home of the parents between Gallia and Thurman Saturday evening by the undertakers.
     Cecil was 29 years old on Sept. 14. He was a son of Thurman and Mollie McCulgan Shelton, his mother being a sister of Mrs. E. E. Alban of lower Second Avenue.
     It is learned that the tumor removed from his brain in the operation performed at Holmes Hospital last Friday morning was as large as a man’s fist and of a cancerous nature.

Gallipolis Tribune
Oct. 7, 1935
Transcribed by J. Farley

Shelton, Claiborne

 Death of a Pioneer
     Claiborne Shelton, born August 1, 1816, died December 31, 1895, at 8 o’clock p.m. He was the oldest native of the township. His father emigrated from Virginia in 1810. The deceased endured a great many privations incident to pioneer life in his early days. He was the first appraiser and the first assessor of Greenfield Township. He filled the office of Justice of the Peace for 21 years and clerk for 20 years. He organized the first Sabbath school in the township in 1883.  He was married twice, first to Nancy C. Booten, the second Annie Jones. Of the first marriage the issue was eight children, of whom six survive; of the second were born seven children, all living.
     The deceased possessed natural abilities far above average. He could converse intelligently on all topics.  He took great interest in political and public matters. Was a Jacksonian Democrat from his youth. Believed sincerely in free trade and direct taxation. He was well informed in the history of political parties. As a neighbor, he was exceptionally generous and peaceable. He was a successful farmer but not very enterprising, and doubtless would have accumulated more wealth if it were not for his conservativeness and cautiousness. At times, he had a tendency to look at the dark side of things. He could converse intelligently on scriptural and religious topics, claimed to have experienced conversion about 55 years ago under the instrumentality of Rev. Davis, a U. B. minister. He faced the future with apparent assurance that all things were right.
     On the morning of Jan. 2, 1896, his body was interred in the cemetery near Gallia Baptist Church.  The attendance was uncommonly large. We feel much grieved at the loss of a true friend and kind neighbor.  Peace be to his ashes. He was a peacemaker, “And blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.”
     On Tuesday evening, December 31, Mr. Claiborne Shelton passed peacefully away—departing with the dying year—after a severe illness of a few weeks. Deceased was well and widely known in this county, where he was born August 1, 1816, having always resided in this township and was the oldest surviving person.  Thursday, a large concourse of relatives and sympathizing friends assembled to pay their last tribute to his remains.  Interment being at Gallia church cemetery, Rev. W. R. Evans preaching the funeral sermon. Text Job 14:14 “If a man die, shall he live again,” etc. Revs. S. S. and R. R. Denny also assisting at the burial.  The family have the sympathy of friends in their bereavement.

[Note: No source given for either of these articles, but Find A Grave has a picture of his tombstone and notes that he  married Nancy Caroline Booten August 1, 1840 in Jackson County, Ohio and Ann Jones Feb. 19, 1864 in Gallia County. It also lists 13 of his children.]

Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Shelton, Delilah [Woolum]

Mrs. C. Shelton Died Friday P. M. Rites 1 Monday
     Mrs. Charles Shelton, widow, died at 5:30 p. m. Friday at her home on Gallia R D 1, between Centerpoint and Gallia. She had been in poor health several years. She was a Woolum before her marriage.
     Surviving are these four children: Stanley, Frances and Lulu, at home, and Charles Shelton, a soldier, stationed in the Aleutaian Islands.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock Monday at the Gallia Baptist Church, with Rev. Spurgeon Bicksler in charge. Interment at the same place by Davis & Thomas.

[Note: Sept. 12,1872 – Dec. 18, 1943; Age 71 yrs. 3 mos. 4 das. She was the daughter of Isaac & Jane Miller Woolum.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, December 18, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Shelton, Delora [McGinnis]

     Delora McGinnis Shelton, 81, Gallipolis (formerly of Huntington, W.Va.,) died Sunday in Holzer Medical Center. A former employee of the Huntington purchasing department, she was born Feb. 7, 1905, in Wayne, W.Va., to the late Archilles and Arminda Davis McGinnis. Preceeding in death were husband Deloss Shelton, son Howard D. Shelton of Gallipolis, three sisters and one son.
     Survivors include grandsons Donald H. Shelton Jr., Gregory A. Shelton and Michael L. Shelton, all of Gallipolis; three great-grandchildren and sister Flora McGinnis Davis of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, Huntington, with the Rev. Thomas Duncan officiating. Burial will be Springfield Cemetery, Huntington. Calling hours at the funeral home are 7-9 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 18, 1986
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Shelton, Edward O.

Shelton Rites Set Thursday
     Edward O. Shelton, 62, a native of Gallia County, died in a Columbus hospital Monday at 10:45 p. m. He had been confined to the hospital since last November.
     The deceased was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Shelton and was born May 20, 1893 at Peniel. He had engaged in farming all of his life and was a veteran of World War I. While a resident of this county, he was a member and active in the work of the Gallia Baptist Church.
     Mr. Shelton is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lowell D. Davis of Columbus and Mrs. Luther H. Slagle of Oak Hill.
     Funeral services will be held at the Gallia Baptist Church at 2 p.m., Thursday. Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate and burial in the church cemetery will be under the direction of the Kuhner Funeral Home at Oak Hill. Friends may call at Kuhner’s after noon Wednesday and until shortly before the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Wednesday, August 10, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Shelton, Kathryn E.

     Kathryn Evans Shelton, 75, Route 1, Ewington, died Sunday at Holzer Medical Center. Born June 7, 1914, in Perry Township, Gallia County, she was the daughter of the late Finley and Maybel (Sims) Thompson.
     She was a retired receptionist for the late Dr. Raymond Allison. She was a member of the Simpson Chapel United Methodist Church, Rio Grande and the Tyn Rhos Association. She attended the Vinton Baptist Church.
     Preceding her in death was her husband, James Harmon Evans, on March 29, 1982. She is survived by her husband, Charles J. Shelton, whom she married November 15, 1987. Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Bradley (Virginia) Harder of Ewington; three grandchildren, Stephen Harder of Patriot, Jeffrey Harder of Vinton and Lesa Caldwell of Gallipolis; four great-grandchildren, one brother, Forest Thompson of Rio Grande and one sister, Louise Lindamood of Rio Grande.
     Services will be Wednesday, 11 a.m. at the Vinton Baptist Church with the Rev. Marvin Sallee officiating. Burial will be in the Tyn Rhos Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton.

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

Shelton, Kermit

Kermit Shelton Dead
     Kermit, son of Albert and Elladora Shelton, died at the home of his parents near Penial in Greenfield Township on Friday, March 28 [March 26], after a short illness from pneumonia. The funeral was held on Sunday, March 28 by Rev. Brewer, burial under Undertaker Kinnison of Gallia.

[Note: Buried in Gallia Baptist Cemetery, Greenfield Township. Death Certificate: Born May 15, 1909; died March 26, 1915 age 5 years 10 months and 11 days. Parents Albert Shelton and Eldora Hunt]

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 8, 1915
No. 14; Page 4
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Shelton, Luther A.

L.A. Shelton   
     Luther a. Shelton, 72, Rt. 2, Patriot, died Monday around 11:30 p.m. in Oak Hill Hospital. He was born in Gallia County on June 25, 1903, son of the late Thurman and Mollie McCulgan Shelton. He was a retired school teacher. He is survived by his wife Vera Shelton, Patriot, and one brother, Raymond Shelton, Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday at the Thurman Methodist Church with Rev. James Sands officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak Hill from 2:30 until 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Transcribed by J. Farley

Shelton, Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen Shelton, 92, Dies Near Gallia
     Miss Mary Ellen Shelton, aged 92, died Sunday at her home near Gallia. She is survived by a younger sister, Adaline, who lived with her. Another sister, Laura, most of whose life was spent with the other, died about five years ago. The three were well known in the western part of the county. Their home was about half a mile from Gallia on road toward Peniel.
     Funeral services will be held at 10 o’clock Tuesday at Souders Baptist church, in charge of Rev. Jennings Cremeens. Burial at the same place by O. E. Elliott.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 3, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Shelton, Melissa [Carpenter]

Melissa Shelton Died Tuesday; Burial Today
     Mrs. Melissa Shelton, 74, widow of John Shelton, died Tuesday afternoon at her home at Gallia. Three children survive her:  Mrs. Edwin Gates, Herbert and Frank Shelton, all of Gallia. Funeral services at 1 today at the home, with Rev. Mr. Snyder of Waterloo in charge. Burial by Undertaker Phillips of Waterloo.

[According to her death certificate available at (indexed as Molissa Shelton), she was born to John Carpenter and Amy Thompson on March 04, 1859, in Lawrence County, and was married to John W. Shelton. She died in Greenfield Township on August 01, 1933.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 03, 1933
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Shelton, Nancy Caroline

Aged Lady Dead
     Nancy Caroline Shelton, died at her home, 1014 Second Ave., Monday at 9:30 a.m. She had been in failing health for a long time but for the past two weeks, she had been confined to her bed.
     Surviving her are her sisters, Miss Tabitha, with whom she had lived all her life, and Mrs. Elizabeth Weed of Lesage, W.Va., and brother John Shelton, of Gallia, and the following half brothers and sisters; Mrs. Jennie Stone, Pittsburgh, Pa., Miss Annie Shelton, Benjamin and David Shelton, of Dayton, and Thos. J., William E. and Claybourn Shelton of Gallia.
     Funeral Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock at the home church near Gallia. Rev. R. R. Denney of the Baptist church, of which she was a member, conducting the services.

The Gallia Times
Thursday, Dec. 2, 1926
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                   Top of Page

Shelton, Ora E.

Ora Shelton Rites Thursday
     Ora E. Shelton, 80, who spent most of his years as a farmer near Penial in this county, died at 8:50 a.m. Monday in Holzer Hospital. His death caused by complications followed a two day illness.
     He was born on Sept. 8, 1878, in Madison twp., Jackson county, and spent his youth in that area. For the last four years he was blind and had been making his home with a brother, John Shelton, at Oak Hill. Several nieces and nephews survive including Mrs. Austin Cotton of Gallipolis. Also surviving are three brothers, William Shelton of Rio Grande, and Foster and Harry Shelton, both of Wellston.
     He was a member of the Gallia Baptist church, and services will be held there for him at 2 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Gerald Brown will officiate, and burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of the Kuhner Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon, and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 28, 1959
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Shelton, Rachel M.

Death of Miss Shelton
     Miss Rachel Shelton, of Center Point, Greenfield Township, died Tuesday morning. She was a sister of Mrs. J. C. Dawson of this city, who, with Miss Mary Ann Shelton, went out Wednesday to attend the funeral services.
     The deceased was about 20 years old and had been ill six weeks from hemorrhage of the lungs, and was a fine Christian young lady, the daughter of Benton Shelton.

[Note: May 14, 1877 – July 13, 1897; She was the daughter of Benton & Mary A. Norman Shelton.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 15, 1897
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Shelton, Roma Mae

     PATRIOT - Roma Mae Shelton, 67, of Rt. 2, Patriot, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Oak Hill Hospital. Born Dec. 22, 1908, she was a member of the Emery Free Will Baptist Church.
     She is survived by her husband, Frank Shelton, two sons, Charles F., Romeoville, Ill., and Clarence, Oak Hill; three daughters, Mrs. Wanda Reese, Jackson; Mrs. Gladys McNeal, Oak Hill, and Mrs. Dorcas Snyder, Schiler, Ill.; two brothers, Hestile Green, Chillicothe, and Haden Green, Huntsville; four sisters, Mrs. Gladys Chapman, Patriot; Mrs. Dovie Issac, Fremont; Mrs. Jessie Ruth, Oak Hill, and Mrs. Bessie Bays, Patriot, and nine grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be Monday, 1 p.m. at the Emory Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gerald Brown officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak Hill Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
March 7, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page

Shelton, Tabitha

Shelton Funeral Wednesday A.M.
     Tabitha Shelton, whose home was on upper Second Avenue for many years, died this morning at the home of her nephew, Carl Williams of Huntington.
     Miss Shelton was a native of Greenfield Township and had been removed in an ambulance to the home of her nephew on Friday, which was her eighty-seventh birthday. She had been failing in health for some time due to a cancerous growth on her forehead and complications of her advanced age. In her younger days Miss Shelton was employed at the State Hospital in Columbus for a number of years.
     She leaves a half brother, Thomas Shelton, of Greenfield Township and a number of nieces and nephews. The nephew in Huntington had been particularly devoted to her.
     The body will be returned here by George J. Wetherholt and Sons and funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Souders Baptist Church, near Gallia. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

[Note: Death Certificate..born March 5, 1850; died March 8, 1937 Cabell County, WV; 87 years and 3 days of age. Parents: Claiborn and Nancy C. Shelton. Cause of death: cancer of face.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 8, 1937
From the Debbie Carter Evans Collection
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Shelton, Thomas J.

Tom Shelton, 75, Of Peniel Passes; Funeral 2 Tuesday
     Thomas J. Shelton, aged 75, a well known and well-to-do farmer of Peniel, died late Saturday at the Deaconess hospital in Ironton, where he had spent three weeks and undergone a major operation.
     He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Anna Smeltzer; two daughters, Mrs. Lowell Davis of Columbus and Mrs. Luther Slagle of Oak Hill; a son, Edwin at home; two brothers, Ben of Wellston and C. B. Shelton of Oak Hill, and a sister, Mrs. Jennie Stone of Pittsburgh.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 Tuesday at the Gallia Baptist church. Burial in Saunders cemetery by Hughes of Oak Hill.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth August 8, 1864; date of death July 13, 1940; father Claybourne Shelton; mother Ann Jones; burial identified on the death certificate is Gallia Baptist.]

Newspaper (prob. July 1940, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Smeltzer file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans                                                               Top of Page

Shelton, William Evans

Death of Wm. E. Shelton
A Native of Greenfield Township and Member of Prominent Family
     Not often does the angel of death come as a welcome visitor but he came as such to William Evans Shelton, 46, of this city, at 12 o’clock noon Sunday, smoothing away with gentle hand the furrows pain had made in the features that today, rest calm under the peaceful touch of the Great Comforter.
     The decedent was well known in the eastern section of the city. He was an employee of the Huntington Pottery company and popular among his brother employees. He was taken ill with the grip almost four months ago. The grip developed into pneumonia within two weeks but he recovered to work. He had barely gotten into the swing of his duties when his right leg gave way on him and he had to be helped home. His condition became so bad he was taken to the hospital where it was found that the bone was affected and that blood poisoning had set in. The leg was split on both sides but the operation was of little avail and a second operation was necessary. The leg was disarticulated, or removed at the joint.  His leg was taken off at the hip, but even that was in vain and he grew steadily worse. After agony such as few men know, the sufferer passed away.
     The decedent is survived by a widow and three children, Randall, Gladys and William, all at home. Two sisters, Miss May Shelton, of Gallipolis and Mrs. Annis T. Weed, of this city, survive him also. The funeral will be conducted from the home, 1911 Eleventh avenue, Wednesday afternoon.  Interment will be made at Spring Hill.—Huntington Herald-Dispatch.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 12, 1913
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Shenefield, Lela B. [Clegett]

     Lela B. Shenefield, 91, Rt. 1, Vinton, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Veterans Memorial Hospital, Pomeroy. She was born in Black Lick on Jan. 12, 1892, to the late John F. and Virginia Dodson Clegett.
     She is survived by her husband, Clair; a daughter, Mrs. Roderick (Betty) Metcalf of Mansfield, two stepsons, Gene of Marion and Louis of Greencamp; a stepdaughter, Helen of Marion; a grandchild, four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
     Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with the Rev. C.J. Lemley officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

[Note: Died March 2, 1983]

Gallipolis paper
March 3, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Shenefield, Lola [Alexander]

Mrs. Charlie Shenefield Dies
     After a long illness, Mrs. Charlie Shenefield died at her home near here last Thursday. Mrs. Shenefield was a splendid woman and leaves many friends who regret to learn of her passing. She leaves her husband, sons John, Carl, Roger and Launce, and daughters Emma Phillips, Gladys Knotts and Tuy Coy.
     Funeral services were held at Salem Center Church Saturday afternoon at one-thirty by Rev. Stevenson. Burial in Salem cemetery [Note: This is Salem Center CE in Vinton County.] by Butler-McCoy.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth October 2, 1875; date of death December 21, 1938; father John Alexander; mother Emaline Baker.]

Newspaper (prob. December 1938, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Louks-DeWitt file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                          Top of Page

Shenefield, Nora M.

Death of Mrs. Shenfield
     Mrs. Shenfield, formerly of this place died at East Liverpool Monday of heart failure. She had been ill for sometime with typhoid fever and was thought to be improving when she suddenly died. Her remains were brought here Tuesday and ferried across the back water to Mill station where they were met by Undertaker Ward, of Bidwell and taken to the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Mahala Colwell, of Morgan township.
     The funeral services were held Wednesday at 10 o'clock at Pine Grove Church, burial following at that place. She leaves a husband and three small children.

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 22, 1907
Transcribed by Karen Strojin

Shenefield, William

Squire Shenefield Dies Near Vinton
     Squire William Shenefield of near Vinton died late Saturday of dropsy, after an illness dating back six months. He was a native of Morgan tp. And lifelong resident of the community in which he died.
     Mr. Shenefield was 60 years old on March 23, last and was son of David and Mary Jane (Guthrie) Shenefield. He is survived by his second wife, who was Hattie George. He is also survived by two children Mrs. Fannie Coy and Mrs. Jennie Coy, a brother, Wesley Shenefield of Alice; two sisters , Mrs. Marcellus Webb of Ewington and Mrs. Jenkins of Xenia.
     Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Tuesday at Pinegrove church in charge of Rev. J. L. Stephenson. Burial there by H. K. Butler.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 3, 1936
Page 1 column 2
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                      Top of Page

Shennefield, Rachel S.

     Rachel S. Shennefield was born June 22, 1835, in Mahoning Co, O. and departed this life Jan. 31, 1893, aged 57 years, 7 months, 9 days.
     She was married to George J. Davis, Feb. 12, 1860, and the following year united with the M. E. Church, remaining a faithful and consistent member of the same until her death. For many years she was a great sufferer, but was patient and submissive. She had no fear of death, and with her face wreathed in smiles she peacefully breathed her last.

Gallipolis Journal
April 19, 1893
Transcribed by Romaine Smith

Shepard, Charlotte M.

     DIED - in this city, on Tuesday last, of pneumonia, Mrs. Charlotte M., wife of Mr. A. O. Shepard, in the 56th year of her age.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 5, 1868
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Shepard, Frank

     Mr. Frank Shepard, engineer, died of cholera aboard the steamer Annie Laurie, last Friday morning, on the trip from here to Kanawha. He was a young man universally esteemed and respected by all of his acquaintances, and was the son of Mr. L. E. Shepard, formerly of this place, now of Ashland, Ky.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 16, 1866

Shepard, Frank

Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7, Free and Accepted Masons
Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God to remove from us our worthy brother Frank D. Shepard; therefore
Resolved, That with his death the fraternity has lost a true Mason, and society a useful young man; and deeply feeling this dispensation would convey to the relations and friends of the deceased the expression of our condolence, and tender them the assurance of a Mason's sympathy in this hour of bereavement,
Resolved, That the Lodge furniture be draped with mourning.
Resolved, That a copy hereof be published, and also forwarded to the near relatives of the deceased.
Done at the stated communication on Monday evening next preceding the full of the Moon in the month of August, A.D. 1866.
     Jas. A. Leclercq, Geo. House, Elza Smith, Com.

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

Shepard, Franklin D.

     Mr. Frank Shepard, engineer, died of cholera on board the steamer Annie Laurie, last Friday morning, on the trip from here to Kanawha. He was a young man universally esteemed and respected by all of his acquaintances, and was the son of Mr. L. E. Shepard, formerly of this place, now of Ashland, Ky.

[Note: Oct. 7, 1844 – Aug. 10, 1866; Age 21 yrs. 10 mos. 8 das. He was the son of Luther Enoch & Elizabeth Maddy Shepard. He is buried in Maddy Cemetery, Addison Twp.]

Gallipolis Journal (Pg. 3, Col. 1)
August 16, 1866
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Shepard, John B.

     John B. Shepard, a citizen of this city, was a passenger on the ill fated steamer Aleena May, when her boilers exploded, a few miles below, on the Ohio river, by which he was killed, and brought to his family a mangled corpse, and it is but a just tribute to his memory to speak of him as he was. His every day conduct evinced his belief in the efficacy of works, above faith, without works, he was a stickler for the strict observance of moral duties. On a certain occasion a poor man and himself sustained a loss by fire, on ascertaining the extent of their loss, Shepard with true magnaminity made good his entire loss, which he was not legally bound to do. With a view of carrying out the same moral principle on a more extended scale he became instrumental in organizing a lodge of Odd Fellows, of which he was a worthy member, having as a governing principle, the improvement of the condition of the poor and needy, and in all time past he contributed liberally to the objects of that institution. While at the same time he was strictly punctilious in the discharge of his duty to his family, as a husband and father and as a member of the society in which he resided. And long will he live in the memory of his friends and neighbors.
     L. N.

The Gallipolis Journal
September 27, 1866
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Shepard, John C.

     Died in this town, on Sunday morning last, of consumption, after a lingering illness, John C. Shepard, in the 40th year of his age.

The Gallipolis Journal
June 3, 1852
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                           Top of Page

Shepard, Julia

At Rest
     Miss Julia Shepard died at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Margaret Aleshire, at one o’clock on Monday morning, October 17, 1892. For two years past she had been a sufferer from Bright’s disease, and it was known to her friends that recover was impossible; yet the shock, when the dread summons came, was a severe one to those who knew and loved her.
     The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, October 18, at the residence of Mrs. Aleshire, Rev. Frank P. Lutz, Rector of St. Peter’s Parish, officiating. The attendance was very large, evincing in strong manner the warm affection felt for her whose earthly sufferings had ended. She was buried at the Old Cemetery, beside her father and mother and where rest brothers and sisters who have preceded her.
     She was the youngest child of the late Colonel Luther Shepard and Margaret his wife. One brother, and two sisters, Mrs. Alexander Vance and Mrs. Margaret Aleshire, are left to mourn their loss.
     Throughout her long illness she did not complain, and never lost the hope that she would recover, and contemplated accompanying Mr. and Mrs. Vance to Philadelphia to spend the winter.
     Miss Shepard was a member of the Episcopal Church, and a devoted, consistent Christian, always active and foremost in the performance of deeds of love, and charity, and benevolence. She was beloved by all who knew her. Affectionate and unselfish, she bound her friends in ties that could not be broken. Though those whom she has left behind feel their bereavement, there is a sense of peace which comes into the mind when we realize that the weary one is at rest. Her poor, tired body, so full of the aches and pains incident to the dreadful malady which ended her life, will suffer no more; pain and agony are incidents of the past with her now, for she is with Him who gives the “weary and heavy laden” rest.

Sleep well, beloved—rest thou in peace—
Thy patient life-work done,
God touched thee, gave thee sweet release,
And crown of glory won.
Sleep well, beloved.

[Note: Buried in Pine Street Cemetery]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, October 22, 1892
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Shepard, Margaret

     Funeral services of Mrs. Margaret Shepard will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church on Monday morning April 18, 1864 at 10 1/2 o'clock A.M. The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.

[Note: She is buried at Pine Street CE. Gravemarker date of birth November 5, 1787 and date of death April 16, 1864.]

Simmerman files, Tope file with a notebook of handwritten obituaries that Ann Simmerman copied from Mary Tope's scrapbook, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                         Top of Page

Shepard, Margaret E. [Menager]

Margaret E. Shepard Is Taken By Death
Descendant of Early French Passes At Daughter's Home In Huntington
     Mrs. Margaret C. Shepard, a descendant of one of the French families who settled in Gallipolis, succumbed at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry O. Aleshire, in Huntington, at 10:50 o'clock last night. Almost half of her lifetime of 88 years was spent in Huntington and she was widely known throughout this section of the Ohio Valley.
     The daughter of Roma Menager and Maria Austin, his wife, Mrs. Shepard was born at Beech Grove, Mason County, WV, May 14, 1843. After receiving her elementary education, she entered Gallipolis Academy, later studying at Oxford College.
     In early womahood she married Colonel C. A. Shepard, a veteran of the Union Army and went to live at Pomeroy where Colonel Shepard was manager of the Excelsior Salt Works. He died after a few years and the young woman with her only child, Grace, the present Mrs Aleshire, returned to her father's home in Gallipolis where she made her home with her daughter and son-in-law, Major H. O. Aleshire, who died last year.
     Besides Mrs. Aleshire she leaves one sister, Mrs. Frank C. Nash, now seriously ill at her home in Pittsburgh and a niece, Miss Margaret Nash, of Pittsburgh.
     Mrs. Shepard death was attributed to the infirmities to her advanced years and her acute illness began in June when she suffered a fall caused by her increasing weakness. She was preceded in death nine days ago by Mrs. Edward S. Aleshire, a friend of her girlhood days in Gallipolis, a neighbor in Huntington and the mother of her son-in-law, Major Aleshire.
     Mrs. Shepard was a communicant of the Episcopal Church. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in Huntington, with burial following in Mound Hill Cemetery here.

[Note: Death certificate lists mother's maiden name as Fulton.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sept. 30, 1931
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Shepard, Marie Louise Creuzet

     Because this is so lengthy, it is presented on a separate page.

Shepard, Mattie E.

     Died, at Ashland, Kentucky, Tuesday evening, January 20th, 1867, Mattie E., eldest daughter of L. E. Shepard, aged 10 years, 5 months and 8 days, of congestive chill.

The Gallipolis Journal
February 7, 1867
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Shepard, William

     William Shepard, living on a house boat at Shepard’s Wharf, died Wednesday of consumption.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, January 17, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page

Shephard, John B.

At a meeting of Ariel Lodge #156, I.O.O.F., held at t  heir Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 25th, 1866, the following preamble and resolutions were adopted:

Whereas, It has pleased an all wise God to take from among us our brother, John B. Shephard, a member of this Lodge; as members of our order we deeply lament his death, because we believe that one of our shining lights has been extinguished, one of our ornaments removed. We also deplore his loss, as members of the community to which he belonged, because we know that a void has been made which we will sensibly feel. In the intercourse of private life, his full share and practice of the social virtues, gathered around him ties of the most pleasant and endearing kind. Under this sudden and afflictive dispensation, we feel it our duty to give expression to the feelings of our heart. Therefore, be it
Resolved, That we cherish a high respect for the many virtues of our deceased brother, and in token of our grief in this loss, we will wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days, and the Lodge be draped in mourning for the same length of time.
Resolved, That a copy of the above be transmitted to the family of our deceased brother, with an expression of our sincere condolence with them for their sad bereavement,
Resolved, That a copy of the above be transmitted to the city papers, with a request to publish the same.
     By order of the Lodge, C. R. Minturn, E. P. Ralph, W.H. Johnson, Com.

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

Shepherd, Charles C.

Death of Charles C. Shepherd
     It becomes our painful duty to record the death of Charles C. Shepherd, the youth that was accidentally shot in the head some months since. He died on Thursday last, 23rd ult., from the effects of that shot, after lingering one hundred and ten days, suffering daily more than it would seem possible for any human being to suffer and live; but he bore it all with patience that would have done credit to one of riper years. He was an affectionate and obedient son, and in every way worthy of the high esteem which was lavished on him by all who knew him. We deeply sympathize with the relatives for the loss of one who had drawn around him the strongest chords of earthly affection. He was in the 14th year of his age. This is indeed a lesson to the youths of our town, and also to parents not to suffer their children the use of firearms.

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

Shepherd, Elizabeth

     Died in Louisa, Ky., on the 19th inst., Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Luther E. Shepherd, aged 34 years.

[Note: The name is spelled Shepard on the cemetery records. Buried in Maddy Cemetery in Addison Township.]

The Gallipolis Journal
September 29, 1853
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Shepherd, Elizabeth

     Died, in Gallipolis township, August 16, 1861, Elizabeth I., wife of L. E. Shepherd; born in Kanawha county Va., Oct. 7th, 1821. Her end was peace, and resigned to the will of God.

[Note: The name is spelled Shepard on the cemetery records. Buried in Maddy Cemetery in Addison Township.]

The Gallipoliis Journal
August 29, 1861
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                           Top of Page

Sheppard, Jason Helon

     Jason H. Sheppard, 89, a resident of 862 First Ave., Gallipolis, died at 5 a. m. Friday in Holzer Medical Center. He had been in failing health the past year.
     Mr. Sheppard was born in Sandy Ridge, N. C. on Jan. 20, 1888, son of the late Beulah and Kelly H. Sheppard. He married the former Rose Frances Mikulic on Oct. 29, 1928 in Wheeling, W. Va. She survives, along with one son, Jason H. Shepard, Jr., Gallipolis, local realtor.
     Mr. Sheppard and his wife were founders and co-owners of Sheppard Sales and Service in Gallipolis in 1937.
     Two brothers survive, Tazwell H. Sheppard, Hamlet, N. C. and Denson H. Sheppard, High Point, N. C. Three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Sandy Ridge Baptist Church, Sandy Ridge, N. C.
     Private funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the McCoy-Wetherholt-Moore Funeral Home, Gallipolis with Rev. Jerry Neal officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. The family requests flowers be omitted.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 12)
Friday, February 18, 1977
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Sheppard-Stiltner, Rose Frances [Mikulic]

     Rose Frances Sheppard-Stiltner, 88, Gallipolis, died Monday, September 9, 1996 at her residence. Born July 9, 1908 at Grays Landing, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Jake Mikulic and Barbara Brantolic Mikulic. She and her husband Jason H. Sheppard operated the Sheppard Sewing Machine Center on First Avenue for many years.
     During World War II, she was a certified welder in the Long Island shipyards on the West Coast. Mrs. Sheppard was also an accomplished seamstress (admitting to only buying three dresses in her life) and sewed for the public for many years. At one time, she also was a real estate associate with the late O. D. Parsons.
     In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters. Surviving is a son, Jason H. Sheppard of Gallipolis.
     Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, September 12, 1996 in the McCoy Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, with the Rev. David Hogg officiating. Burial will be in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the chapel from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, 1996.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Tuesday, September 10, 1996
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Sherritt, Emma [Smith]

Mrs. Sherritt, 82, Died Today
     Mrs. Emma Sherritt, elderly widow of a Methodist minister, and herself a devout and active member of that church, died of pneumonia at 6:15 this morning at her home at 535 Third Ave. She was a sister of the late C. A. Smith, local merchant, and an aunt of Dr. Eugene Smith of this city. Though suffering somewhat from the infirmities of her advanced age, Mrs. Sherritt had been seriously ill only a few days.
     She was the daughter of William Smith and was born at Centerpoint Oct. 19, 1856, and was, therefore, in her 83rd year. Her husband was Rev. Frank Sherritt, who died in Loveland, a Cincinnati suburb, a score of years ago. Most of the intervening years she had lived in Gallipolis. She is survived by one brother, Elmer Smith, who now operates a chicken farm between Vinton and Alice. He was formerly in the mercantile business in Jackson county and was associated with his brother here.
     Mrs. Sherritt was a valued member of the Woman’s Bible Class of Grace Church. Funeral services will be held at 2 Wednesday at Emory Chapel, Centerpoint, and interment will be made there by F. J. Entsminger. The funeral cortege will leaver here about an hour before the funeral time.

[Note: Emory Cemetery is in Jackson County.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 27, 1938
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Shields, Amy

     Mrs. Geo. A. Shields, cousin of Mr. J. H. Ewing, of Anderson, Ind., died last Monday and was brought here for burial Wednesday at Vinton. Mr. and Mrs. Ewing attended the services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Thursday, June 29, 1905
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Shields, Minnie [Russell]

Mrs. William Shields Dies
Rural Resident Succumbs in Mary Rutan Hospital
     Mrs. Minnie Russell Shields, 79, of RFD 4, Bellefontaine, died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday at Mary Rutan Hospital of a complication of diseases. She had been admitted to the hospital for medical treatment Tuesday.
     A daughter of William and Lydia Oyler Russell, she was born Nov. 12, 1867 in Gallia County. She had been a Logan County resident for many years.
     Surviving are her husband, William Shields, three sons, William H. Shields, of Northwood, John E., RFD 4, Bellefontaine and Floyd, Colton Ave., eleven grandchildren; and four brothers, Marlow Russell of Carroll, Isaac of Millfield, Sherman of Glouster, and Emanuel Russell of West Virginia.
     Friends may call at the VanHorn Funeral Home, Lakeview, where funeral services will be held at 2: p.m. Saturday, in charge of Rev. Dale Limbert, pastor of the Lakeview and Lewistown Methodist Churches. Burial will be made in Walnut Hill Cemetery.

Bellefontaine Examiner
Thursday, Dec. 12, 1946
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron   

Shiers, C. Frederick

O. F. Shiers Funeral To Be Held Saturday [note: headlines says O., article says C. as initial]
     Last rites for C. Frederick Shiers, who was found dead from a self-inflicted bullet wound at the his home in Rio Grande Thursday morning were announced today. His death was ruled a suicide by County Coroner Donald Warehime.
    Shiers who lived his entire life in Gallia County was born March 9, 1884, at Raccoon. He was one of three children born to Samuel and Sara Rose Shiers. On April 18 1908, he married Lou Smith, who preceded him in death. They had no children.
     Shiers was a farmer most of his life and for a time worked as a fertilizer salesman. He had retired 10 years ago. He attended Rio Grande College and Ohio University. At Rio Grande he was an outstanding baseball player on the teams of 1906-1908. He later played in the minor leagues at Chautauqua, NY. A sister, Mrs. Ora Jones of Birmingham, AL, a former Gallia County resident, survives. A second sister, Mrs. Flora Williams preceded him in death.
     Shiers was a Mason and member of the Knights Templar. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m Saturday at the Calvary Baptist Church of which Shiers was a member. The Rev Luther Tracy will officiate. Friends may view the body at the Shiers home on N. College Ave. in Rio Grande. The casket will not be opened at the church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery under the direction of the Miller Home for Funerals.

[Note: died: Sept. 10, 1957. He appears to be the entry for Otho F. Shiers in Calvary Cemetery.]

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

Shifflett, Anna S. [Adkinson]

Mrs. Robert Shiflet Dead
     Mrs. Robert Shiflet died early Thursday morning, May 19, 1921, at her home on First Ave., after a two week’s illness of erysipelas.
     The funeral services will be at the house Saturday afternoon at two o’clock by Rev. Robert Peirce with interment at Pine Street Cemetery. Burial will be in charge of Wetherholt and Entsminger.

[Note: Dec. 25, 1865 – May 19, 1921; Age 56 yrs. 4 mos. 24 das. She was the daughter of Hen Adkinson.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Thursday, May 19, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Shiflet, Ida Mae [Neal]

     Ida Mae Neal Shiflet, 91, Gallipolis Ferry, died Wednesday night at Mercy Hospital, Columbus, following a long illness.
     Born Aug. 31, 1890, Point Pleasant, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Frances Gardner Neal, and attended Faith Gospel Church in Gallipolis Ferry.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Shiflet, who died Aug. 18, 1973, and by six children. Surviving are five daughters, Catherine “Katty” Price of Belpre, Katie McDermitt of Gallipolis Ferry, Irene Russell of Kanauga, Jenny Kerwood of Johnstown, and Ida Mae Brothers of Pataskala; a son, Howard, at home; a sister, Margaret Martin of Buffalo, W. Va.; 19 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Wilcoxen Funeral Home, with Rev. Charles McDonald officiating. Burial will be held at the Lone Oak Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. on Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 8, 1982
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Shiflet, Robert

Robert Shiflet Dies Of Dropsical Trouble
     Robert Shiflet, aged 57, died at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at his home at 755 First avenue. Death was due to dropsy from which he had long suffered. His wife died about four months ago. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Robert Peirce at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Burial in Pine Street Cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, September 13, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page

Shires, Carrie

Rites 2 Sunday For Miss Shires At Myers Home
Interment Will Be In Calvary Cemetery At Rio Grande
     Funeral services for Miss Carrie Shires, mention of whose death was made in Friday’s Tribune will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Myers, 85 Court Street. Rev. Russell Harbour of the Rio Grande Baptist Church will have charge of the service, assisted by Rev. H. D. Frazier, of the Rio Grande Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Rio Grande, by Davis and Thomas.
     Miss Shires had been distressingly ill since last fall. She came to the home of her cousin, E. E. Myers, last August and had been tenderly cared for there by Mr. and Mrs. Myers until her death about noon yesterday.
     She was the daughter of John W. and Etta Houlsworth Shires and was born near Rio Grande Aug. 17, 1873, so was in her seventy-first year. She was the last of her family, the nearest relatives being cousins. A sister Esta preceded her in death and a brother, Charles, died in infancy. He was born while the father was serving in the Civil War and died before his return.
     Pall bearers will be Frank Allen, Jenkin Davis, Wendell Evans, W. A. Lewis of Rio Grande, W. A. Lee and Earl McCormick of Gallipolis. The body was taken to the Myers’ home this afternoon and friends may call there until the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Saturday, May 6, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Shires, Esta

     Esta Shires, second daughter of John & Ettie Shires was born at Centreville July 3, 1877 and died at Rio Grande Sept. 8, 1893. She was a bright, healthy, hopeful young lady and just one week before her death was in her place in the recitation room at the college. Her brief illness showed alarming symptoms only about two days before her death.
     From her childhood she was possessed of those qualities which secure affection. She was carefully trained and was responsive to all the efforts that were put forth for her good. Several years ago, when quite young, she became a Christian and lived a earnest and worthy life. For a year and a half before her death she had been a student at Rio Grande College and she was a thoroughly progressive student and had the entire esteem of her teachers and classmates.
     At the Anniversary of the Shakespearian Literary Society at last commencement it was she who gave the greeting. At the opening of the present year, she began the work of the senior preparatory class, with the plan of graduating from the department next June.
     But she was permitted to stay in class just four days. After the sickness of but one week she was transferred to the higher department of the great school of life, for all life, both the seen and unseen is one and true life is a progress in wisdom and goodness.
     The funeral services were held on Sunday, Sept. 10, the sermon being preached by Rev. J. M. Davis. Rev. J. Finley Bell assisted in the service. Next to the large circle of relatives were gathered the teachers and members of the Sunday School class of which Esta had been so faithful a member for years. By the special request of her father, the members of the class with which she expected to graduate next June also occupied seats by the kindred.
     A very large number was present at the funeral and the deepest sympathy was shown to the parents and to her only sister. The death of one so young and promising when Joined with the bright hopes given in the Gospel gives a solemn emphasis to the words of the Scripture: "The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, but the word of our God shall stand forever." Thank God for the early-fallen flowers of earth may bloom again and forever in the sun land of light and glory. Thank God that the greatest trials of earth can by resignation and faith, be sanctified to the highest uses of the soul and thus be made a gracious part of life's school for immortality. Thank God that this life is not all, but only the beginning."

[Note: Buried Calvary Baptist Cemetery in Raccoon Township]

Gallipolis Paper
September 1893
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Shires, John

Death of Mr. John Shires
     Mr. John Shires, aged 83, a well known and highly respected resident of Gallia County, died at his home in Rio Grande last Friday night, Jan. 12, 1923. Mr. Shires had been in failing health for some time and his death was caused by infirmities due to old age.
     He was a Civil War veteran and was wounded in the war. His wife has been dead for many years. He is survived by one daughter, Miss Carrie Shires, one sister Mrs. Peter Myers and one brother, Sam Shires, all of Rio Grande. The funeral services were held Monday. Burial was at Rio Grande.

[Note: Aug. 14, 1840 – Jan. 12, 1923; Age 82 yrs. 28 days. He was the son of Christopher Shires. He is buried in Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery. He was in Co. A, 91st OVI.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Wednesday, January 17, 1923
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Shively, America [Soles]

     America (Soles) Shively was born Oct. 20, 1839; died Jan. 25, 1890, aged 50 years 3 months 5 days. Sister Shively united with the M. E. Church when about 12 years of age and remained a consistent member until 1868, when she united with the Christian Church, and for 38 years lived an exemplary Christian life. Each year consecrating herself more fully to the service of God.
     She was married to David Shively March 3d, 1859, from whom was born ten children--three boys and seven girls, five of the latter having preceded her to the better land. Faithfully she upheld her family in the discharge of their Christian duties. True to her teaching they united in giving her praise for their steadfastness in the Church where they hold their membership.
     Sister Shively was an affectionate wife, a kind mother, and an example to the pious. It gave her much pleasure to attend services at God’s house, and the last time she was there, which was but a short time before her death, she arose with tearful eyes and told of her faith in Him and her desire of good influence.
     She was beloved and respected by all who knew her. Truly the church has lost one of its most worthy and faithful members. May God bless and sustain the bereft father and motherless children. And may we as members of the church endeavor to imitate the Christ-like life she lived among us.
     A large concourse of relatives and friends gathered at Antioch Church to pay the last tribute of respect due her. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Cardwell.
     “Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.”

[Note: She is buried in Franklin Cemetery. Her parents were Valentine & Mary Bell Soles.]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, February 12, 1890
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Shively, Jacob

Vinton Burial Set For Jacob Shively
     Jacob Shively, former merchant at Vinton, died Wednesday in Dayton hospital. He was a Huntington twp. native. In late years he had made his home with his sister, Mrs. Ella F. Stump, near Germantown.
     Services were held this afternoon at Morris Brothers Funeral Home in Dayton. Burial will be made in Vinton Memorial Park at 2 p.m. Friday. The casket will be opened there. Decedent was a brother of the late Elza Shively and the two were in partnership in the mercantile business at Vinton at one time. Later Elza Shively moved to Jackson and Jacob Shively located at Germantown.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, October 16, 1947
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Shively, Jacob

     Died, at his residence near Vinton, on the 15th inst., of cancer in the stomach, Jacob Shively.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 23, 1874
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Shively, Jay

Jay Shively Dies
     GALLIPOLIS - Jay Shively, aged 68, lifelong resident of Huntington Township died at 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon at his home near Vinton. He had been employed for many years as a carpenter on the Logan-Pomeroy division of the Chesapeake and Ohio and worked as usual until Sunday when he was stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage.
     Mr. Shively was twice-married. His first marriage was to Lydia Matheny of Vinton, who died in 1935. In June 1939, he married Ethel Trainer, who survives, and a daughter and son of the first marriage: Mrs. Victor Casto of Vinton and George Shively of Columbus. He leaves a brother, Ed Shively, Vinton, and a sister, Mrs. Betty Williams of Ewington.
     Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Vinton Methodist Church by Rev. J. I. Stephenson. Burial followed in Vinton Memorial Park.

[Note: Tombstone inscription reads S. Jay Shively]

Athens Sunday Messenger
November 5, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Shively, Lulu Clar

     SHIVELY--Near Ewington, Ohio, September 9, 1881, Lulu Clar, daughter of Andrew and Demeris Shively, aged 1 year and 23 days. Death entered and bore this precious darling to the sunny land of Paradise, the little curly head is laid low, the bright and laughing eyes are dimmed in death, the restless little hands and feet are stilled forever, the pride and hope of fond parents, regardless of tears and broken hearts, is borne away to the silent tomb. But this severe affliction may prove one of heaven's choicest blessings in disguise.
          She is not dead, the child of our affections,
          But gone unto that school
          Where she no longer needs our poor protection,
          And Christ himself doth rule.

          In that great cloister's stillness and seclusion,
          By guardian angels led,
          Safe from temptation, safe from sin's pollution,
          She lives whom we call dead.
                         Sept. 14, 1881 M. McC.
Gallipolis Bulletin
Sept. 20, 1881
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin

Shiveley, Mary

     Mrs. Mary Shiveley died at Mercer’s Bottom, W. Va., last Wednesday evening, at eight o’clock, in the sixty-eighth year of her age. She had been ill for several weeks.
     The funeral services were held at Hanly’s Chapel, Friday morning at eleven o’clock, the burial being by Hayward & Son.
     Mrs. Shiveley was a widow with quite a family of grown children, who mourn the loss of a kind parent. She was a most estimable lady in every respect, with many friends.

The Bulletin
Saturday, February 3, 1894
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Shively, Emma [Pollack]

Emma Shively, Nee Pollack, Passes Away
Funeral Services Will Be Held In Huntington.....Death Occurs At Blake Home
     Mrs. Emma Shively, aged 80, died at 6:15 last evening at the home of her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth F. Blake, between Crown City and Swan Creek.
     She is the widow of J.B. Shively, remembered as a mailclerk on the Ohio River division of the B & O. While her home had been in Mineola, Kansas since 1912, she had been at the Blake home for some months. Her health had been failing a good while and on Wednesday she suffered a heart attack that brought on her death.
     Funeral services will be held at the Klinger-Carpenter mortuary in Huntington at 10 o'clock Saturday evening. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery at Apple Grove, WV.
     Mrs. Shively was a native of this county, a daughter of Thomas Allen and Elizabeth Pollock, and was widely known and highly esteemed in Gallia, Mason and Cabell counties. Mr. Shivley died in 1916 at Mineola. They are survived by one son, James M. Shively of Wichita, Kansas. Surviving Mrs. Shively, besides the sister named are two brothers, John Pollock of Summer Lake, Oregon and E.G. Polllock of Haviland, Kansas and three grandchildren, Coleen, James and Merritt Shively. Mrs. Shively was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

[Note: Death Certificate: Born March 27, 1858 Gallia County; died June 9, 1938..age 80 years 2 months and 12 days of age. Parents: Thomas A Pollock and Elizabeth Kennedy.]

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

Shober, Elizabeth [Kling]

Death of Mrs. E. Shober
 Death is unwelcome in any form, but when it comes with the suddenness of the lightning stroke it is terribly afflicting to the family who had seen the deceased a loving mother but an hour before. Such was the death last Sabbath evening of Mrs. Elizabeth Shober widow of the late Wm Shober. Mrs. Shober was quite large, but had the appearance of good health and strength. She had been sick during the winter with a slight attack of pneumonia, but was unprepared for serious illness. On the evening mentioned she had gone to visit her mother, Mrs. Kling, living in the lower end of the city, and when returning complained of shortness of breath. She had entered her residence and disposed of her wraps when she was seized with a fit of coughing, which ended in a few moments with death, supposedly of fatty degeneration of the heart. Medical assistance was called but was of no avail.
     The funeral services will be connected at the family residence this Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.
Mrs. Shober was left in the possession of a large estate, which she managed with consummate ability, continuing her husband’s business and following his plans with spirit and enterprise. With these unusual qualities, she united the womanly virtues of kindness and charity. She leaves a family of six children.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 3, 1886
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

     Our citizens were inexpressibly shocked Sunday evening to learn that Mrs. Elizabeth Shober, widow of the late William Shober, had suddenly died. Mrs. Shober had gone down to her mother's (Mrs. Eva Kling, widow of the late Adam Kling), Sunday afternoon, and had taken supper there. She had been suffering with a severe cold and had complained for some time of shortness of breath, and did so on this afternoon, but it was not regarded as anything serious. Returning from her mothers about seven o'clock she was accompanied by her brother, Mr. George Kling, and on the way met her brother, Mr. Wm. Kling, and in passing a few words, spoke of her shortness of breath. Mr. George Kling left her at the door of her residence and they passed on.
     Mrs. Shober had made an engagement with her next door neighbor, Mrs. Charles Jenney, to take a walk up street on her return from her mother's, and Mrs. Jenney was at home, ready dressed and waiting for her, when Mrs. Jenney's little boy, Walter, came in and told her that Mrs. S. had returned. Mrs. Jenney immediately went into Mrs. Shober's, and going into the dining room saw Mrs. Shober’s little boy, Max, and Harry Cadot, sitting enjoying themselves at a table, and at the same moment heard Mrs. Shober coughing badly in the kitchen and passed on out there. She found Mrs. Shober with her cloak on, leaning against the frame of the outside door, which she had apparently opened for fresh air, gasping and frothing at the mouth. She hastened to her side, when Mrs. S. said, "Please do help me to unloosen my clothes." Mrs. J. did so partially, and assisted her to a chair, and then ran in home, calling Miss Polly Hess and Mr. Jenney, at the same moment sending the little boys for any doctor they could get. When they again went to Mrs. Shober, which was in a moment, they found that she had slid down from the chair onto the floor and lying upon her right side. She only gasped for breath a time or two and passed away. Dr. F. A. Cromley was the first to arrive, followed by Doctors Howell and Rathburn, but Mrs. Shober had passed beyond all earthly help.
      Mrs. Shober left two sisters: Mrs. Mary Beckert of Pittsburgh and Miss Emma Kling; four brothers: William, George, Fred., and Lewis Kling; six children: William B., Laura, Belle, Ernest, Lilly, and Maximillian. Her death makes eight in the family in about as many years, five being her children. Mrs. Shober was a member of the German Lutheran Church, and was one of the best of women, being extremely amiable and sweet in disposition; extremely charitable and good to the sick, the poor and the distressed; kind and loving to her family, and was beloved by all who knew her. Her funeral services will be conducted at the family residence, Rev. C. J. S. Mayo officiating, at 2:30 P.M. to-morrow afternoon, after which she will be laid to rest at Mound Hill beside her friends who have gone before. Hayward & Son will conduct the burial.

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 2, 1886
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin

Shober, Ernest (Ted)

Ernest Shober Dies in Los Angeles, Cal.
Was Former Prominent Resident of Gallipolis
     Ernest (Ted) Shober, whose serious illness was noted a few days ago in this paper, passed away Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles, Cal. where he had lived for years. Mr. Shober was a former resident of Gallipolis where his family was prominent in business and social circles. He was connected with the manufacture of furniture here for many years and for fifteen years had been the owner of a large hardware store in Los Angeles. He was sixty five years old. He leaves a son, William Gaston Shober, of Charleston, another son Ernest Norville Shober, dying in 1918. Two sisters also survive, Miss Lillian Shober of Delaware and Mrs. Isabel Mannion of Columbus. Burial will take place in Los Angeles Tuesday aftenoon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 26, 1928
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Shober, Joseph William

     It is with feelings of profound sorrow that we record the death of Joseph, the eldest child of Mr. and Mrs. William B. Shober, which occurred on Wednesday morning, October 18, 1893, at 8:30 o’clock. He had been sick for about two weeks. His throat was affected [sic], but the physicians pronounce his death due to a complication of troubles, terminating with an affection of the kidneys. He was five years old on the 20th of September, 1893.
     Little Joe was a bright, intelligent, and affectionate child. He was know to all our people - a universal favorite- and the news of his death produced unfeigned grief. His taking away is to the devoted parents a sorrow beyond expression. Words of sympathy are unvailing. When time has healed their wounds, they may realize that all is well with their boy.

His day has come, not gone;
His sun has risen, not set;
His life is now beyond
The reach of death or change,
Not ended, but begun.

     Funeral services were held on Friday morning from the home, conducted by Rev. Frank P. Lutz, of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, and the interment was at Mound Hill by Hayward & Son.

I love them so,
That when the elder shepherd of the fold
Came covered with the storm, and pale and cold,
And begged for one of my sweet lambs to hold,
I bade him go.

He claimed the pet;
A little fondling thing, that to my breast
Clang always, either in quiet or unrest;
I thought of all my lambs, I loved him best,
And yet ~ and yet ~

I laid him down,
In those white, shrouded arms, with bitter tears,
For some voice told me that in after years
He should know nought of passion, grief or fears,
As I had known.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, October 21, 1893
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                   Top of Page

Shober, Max

Max Shober Died Early Monday Morning
Said News Indeed to Many Mourning Gallipolis Friends

Columbus, Oct. 19, 1914
S. A. Moore, Gallipolis, Ohio
Max passed away this morning. I will be in Gallipolis tonight. I left Pittsburg last night.
Lily E. Shober

     The foregoing telegram, received this (Monday) morning, dashed to earth the high hopes of a host of friends of Max Shober in this city, and left them mourners over the passing out of a popular and well beloved Gallipolis boy. The news comes with all the more force because of the tension created by the former report of his death last week.
     All his life, nearly, Max Shober spent in Gallipolis, and as boy, youth and man he was always surrounded by loyal and loving friends. Whether in the heyday of prosperity or in the pinch of hard luck, he was the same genial, smiling, companionable fellow. Generous to the last degree, he scattered his hospitable favors far and wide with an open hand that never faltered and was never withdrawn from a human being whose hours he could make happier. It was a great, charitable, benevolent, ungrudging, kindly heart that ceased to beat in a Pittsburg hospital this morning. To all he was the same. The man of affairs, the woman of position, or the ragged derelict on the street, who came in contact with Max Shober’s sympathetic and amiable nature, was from that time his friend and well wisher.
     To us his death comes as a personal loss—as it does to so many in Gallipolis—for we learned to love him many years ago, and enjoyed his good qualities on many a happy occasion. We always found him the same, quiet, unassuming, cordial and sincere. He was very human, practically untouched by the stiff conventions and artificial barriers erected by society, and this, added to his most charming disposition, was the key that seemed to unlock to him the hearts of all with whom he came in touch. It is too bad that he had to pass out at the age of forty, but wherever he is, wherever his gentle spirit may have gone upon his entrance into eternity, we have faith to believe that it has been met by the same friendly and loving greeting that he gave to others in his life on this sorrowful globe.
     From his school days on Max Shober was employed in the Ohio Valley Furniture Co’s plant in this city, in which he had a considerable interest. A year or two ago he went to Charleston in the employ of the same Company, and from there last Spring to Pittsburg, where he was a salesman at Pickering’s until he went to the hospital a little over a week ago.
     Last Summer he spent a Sunday here, and was much thinner than formerly, but looking well and in fine spirits. His funeral will be at Gallipolis, but on what day we are not yet advised. He was an Elk, and the local lodge to which he belonged, will doubtless have charge of his obsequies.
     He leaves a brother, W. B. Shober of Charleston, and two sisters, Mrs. Isabel Mannion and Miss Lilly Shober, of Columbus, all that are left of the children of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Shober.
     His body will leave Pittsburg at 1:25 Tuesday morning, arriving here the same day at 12:05 or 1:30, over the Hocking or K. & M.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 19, 1914

Shober, Max

The Shober Funeral
Set for 1:30 Wednesday Afternoon at the Episcopal Church
     Max Shober’s remains reached Gallipolis at noon and were conveyed to the residence of Mrs. Emma Maxon, attended by an escort of Elks. Mrs. Mannion and Misses Lillian and Genevieve Mannion came down from Columbus on the same train. The funeral will be held at the Episcopal church at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday, in charge of the Rev. Dr. Mackenzie and under the auspices of the local lodge of Elks. The pall bearers are:
H. L. Cadot, E. N. Deardorff, S. H. Eagle, H. H. Henking, O. L. Kiger, Morris V. King, Geo. G. Kineon, J. V. Lee,
H. A. Menager, A. K. Merriman, W. G. Sibley, C. H. Switzer.
     When Miss Lily Shober left Max Sunday night she had high hopes of his recovery. Before she left he asked her to hand him the letters and telegrams he had received from friends, which he read over and over. She left him with them in his hand.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, October 20, 1914
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                     Top of Page

Shober, William

Wm. Shober
     About two months ago Wm. Shober while hanging curtains in his place of business, fell from a step-ladder, breaking a thigh and wrist  The limbs healed and his condition improved, but a hacking cough previous to his fall denoted a disease of the lungs, and the accident and consequent confinement hastened his dissolution.  He died Saturday morning last, April 14, 1883, aged not quite 46 years. Mr. S. was a native of Munich, Germany. He came here in 1855 and gradually accumulated a competency. With his wealth he entered public enterprises, and our city has reaped great benefit from his money. The Furniture Factory used his capital largely, as did also the Gas Factory and Ohio Valley Bank. He also erected the nice block of buildings occupied by the Bank and himself. His methods of doing business were worthy of copy. Prudent, cautious, yet even bold in his financial operations, his books were a marvel of correctness. With a confidence in his surviving widow that was born of family consultations, he left his whole estate, worth about $70,000, to her, appointing her his executrix. The estate is in excellent shape and free from every embarrassment. The family consists of seven children. This city will miss Wm. Shober. The funeral services were conducted at St. Louis Catholic Church, Monday morning, Father Burke, of Mason City, conducting the ceremonies.

[Note: Buried in Mound Hill Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday 19 Apr 1883
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Shober, William B.

Wm. B. Shober Passes Away in the Mayo Hospital

     William B. Shober, for many years prominent in manufacturing and political circles here where he was born and reared, died last Friday at Mayo brothers’ hospital in Rochester, Minn. He had gone there but a few days before that for examination and treatment. His condition of health had been critical and distressing for months. He suffered from a growth in the aesophagus which interfered with the passage of food into his stomach, and for weeks he was limited to a milk diet, losing flesh rapidly as a consequence. When Mr. Shober was here about a month ago, his friends were startled by his appearance. Upon his arrival at Rochester, whither he was accompanied by Mrs. Shober, he was too weak to undergo an operation.
     Mr. Shober was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. William Shober. The elder Shober was a jeweler who accumulated a competency in Gallipolis, and left a large family of children considerable property. The family lived and the Shober jewelry store was located in the building now used by Fritz Nunnenkamp. Only three survivors of the original family of Shobers in Gallipolis are left: Mrs. Belle Mannion and Miss Lily Shober of Columbus, and Mr. Ernest Shober of Los Angeles, Calif. Mrs. Laura Shober Jones died some 19 years ago, and Max Shober in 1914.
     William B. Shober was in his 58th year, and leaves a widow, and two children – Mrs. Hilda Truslow and Mrs. Eulalie Patrick, all of Charleston, W. Va., where Mr. Shober has resided some 15 years. He was a charter member and Past Commander of the Rose Commandery of Knights Templars of this city, and prominent in the local Masonic bodies for many years. After the death of his father he became associated with the Ohio Valley Furniture Co., formerly the largest manufacturing establishment in Gallipolis, and for many years was its President and Manager. When the Company established a plant in Charleston, he went there with his family to reside.
     He was a handsome man physically, always apparently in robust health until his last illness. So long as he was a resident of Ohio, he took a deep interest and active part in politics. When comparatively young he was accorded the Democratic nomination for state treasurer.
     The body arrived in Gallipolis Sunday afternoon accompanied from Rochester by Mrs. Shober and from Chicago by Miss Lily Shober also. The certificate of death is to the effect that it resulted from a sudden attack of bronchial pneumonia. An autopsy disclosed the fact that the growth low down in the aesophagus was a cancer, which had developed to the size of the palm of a hand.
     Services were held at 10 o’clock Tuesday forenoon at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Ross, after which the Knights Templars’ burial ceremony was performed by The Rose Commandery Interment at Mound Hill Cemetery by Hayward.

[Note: 1862-1919]

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 3, 1919
Transcribed by Candy (Hulbert) Ditkowski

Shoemaker, Adah M. [Morgan]

Shoemaker Funeral
     Funeral services for Mrs. Thomas Shoemaker, who died Friday afternoon at the Shoemaker home near the Walnut Twp. Townhouse, were held at 1 p. m. today at the Coleman Funeral Home in Bidwell. Rev. J. F. Brown officiated. Interment will be made at Tarlton, Pickway County, Ohio.

[Note: Dec. 31, 1870 – April 23, 1943; Age 72 yrs. 3 mos. 23 das. She was the daughter of Frank Morgan. The cause of death is listed as coronary thrombosis.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 26, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Shoemaker, Albert W.

     Albert W. Shoemaker, 69, Rt. 1, Cheshire, died Thursday in Veterans Memorial Hospital. Born Feb. 7, 1913, at Gallipolis, son of the late Elmer and Mattie C. Washington Shoemaker, he ws retired employee of Owens-Illinois Glass Co., Huntington, W. Va.
     Surviving are five sons, Phillip and Charles Shoemaker, both of Rt. 1, Cheshire; Albert Jr. and Billie R., both of Columbus, and Roger D. of Huntington; a daughter, Helen Louise Shoemaker of Aberdeen, Wash.; and a sister, Mabel Smith of Rt. 2, Cheshire. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Mae Ratcliff Shoemaker; a son Kenneth E. Shoemaker; and three brothres.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Rawlings-Coats-Blower Funeral Home, Middleport, with Rev,. Mark McClung officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-9 p.m. Sunday.

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

Shoemaker, Albert W.

     The location for the funeral services for Albert W. Shoemaker, 69, Rt. 1, Cheshire, who died Thursday has been changed from Rawlings-Coats-Blower Funeral Home to Ewing Funeral Home, Pomeroy.
     Funeral services will be held at Ewing's Monday at 1 p.m. Friends may call at the Ewing Funeral Home Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery, Gallipolis.

[Note: stone - born Feb 7, 1913. Died Feb. 3, 1983]

The Sunday Times-Sentinel
Feb. 6, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Shoemaker, Elmer J.

Elmer Shoemaker Dies At Athens
     Elmer J. Shoemaker, 60, whose home was in Coughenour Hollow above Cheshire, died Thursday at the Athens State Hospital, to which he was committed some months ago. He was born in that township.
     Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Cecil Smith, three sons, William, Arthur and Albert, all of Cheshire and vicinity. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Will Wise and Mrs. Dora Cundiff and one brother, Elza Shoemaker.
     Funeral services will be held at one o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Cheshire Baptist Church with burial in Poplar Ridge Cemetery in charge of Rawlings Coats of Middleport.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Saturday, January 25, 1941
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Shoemaker, Frank

Found Dead In A Pasture Field
     The dead body of Frank Shoemaker, a highly respected resident of Sand Fork, was discovered Friday morning in a pasture field about a quarter of a mile from his home. He had been to the residence of Frank Coleman, a neighbor, on an errand, and while returning was seized with heart failure, death probably being instantaneous. It is thought he had been dead about an hour when discovered.
     Mr. Shoemaker was about 65 years of age and was a substantial farmer. He is survived by his wife, four sons, Frank and Ira, at home, John of Columbus and Sherman, somewhere in northern Ohio, and by three daughters, Mrs. Laura Powell of Arabia, and Mrs. Flora Ripley and Mrs. Minnie Queen of Springfield.
     The funeral services were held at Bethesda Church Sunday. Burial in the church cemetery by Undertaker Myers of Sand Fork.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, March 10, 1911
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                  Top of Page

Shoemaker, Franklin Delano Roosevelt

     CHESHIREFranklin Delano Roosevelt Shoemaker, 66, Cheshire, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000 at his residence. Born Jan. 30, 1934 in Huntington, W. Va., son of the late Ralph and Mary Bryant Shoemaker, he was a self-employed businessman, and was a U. S. Army Korean War veteran.
     He was also preceded in death by infant twin sisters, Jeweldine and Jeraldine Shoemaker; a sister, Eva Gardner; and two brothers, Lester and Woodrow Shoemaker. Surviving are two sons, Steven (Kathy) Shoemaker and Ralph Shoemaker, both of Gallipolis; four daughters, Cindy (Stephen) Hunt of Patriot, April (Walter) Loveday of Gallipolis, and Lisa Craig and Cheryl Roush, both of Syracuse; 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild; a sister, Sady Bright of Gallipolis; and a brother, George Wesley (Betty) Shoemaker, of Hilliard.
     Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Reynolds Cemetery, Addison, with Pastor John Jackson officiating. A military flag presentation will be made by volunteers from area veterans lodges. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, September 6, 2000
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Shoemaker, Isaac

Gallia Countian Killed When Train Hits Car
     Isaiah Shoemaker, 63, a resident of the Poplar Ridge neighborhood, Gallia County, was instantly killed Tuesday of this week near Marysville, when the automobile in which he was riding with his sister-in-law, Mrs. Laura Shoemaker, who was also killed, when their machine was struck by a train.
     Mr. Shoemaker, who was blind, had arrived at the home of his brother John, in Union County, last Sunday for a visit. He had been cared for at the Gallia County home for years, Superintendent Thomas McClaskey reports, going about once a year for a visit with his brother.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 03, 1931, Saturday
Submitted by Teresa Herrmann

Shoemaker, John

     John Shoemaker, 83, of Mill Creek Road, Gallipolis, died Thursday at Holzer Medical Center following a brief illness. He was a retired employee of Columbus and Southern Ohio Electric and the Ohio Power Company.
     Born June 25, 1906, in Gallia County, he was a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Isaac Shoemaker. He is survived by his wife, Catherine (Flint) Shoemaker, whom he married on July 12, 1946. Also surviving are a son, Clarence Church Shoemaker of Gallipolis; a daughter, Mrs Ida Mae Spires of Zanesville, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
     He was a United States Veteran of World War II. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Waugh-Hailey-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Colvin and Jack Simms officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday 6-9 p.m. Flag presentation will be by VFW Post 4464.

[Note: Died Sept. 7, 1989]

Gallipolis Paper
Thursday, Sept. 7, 1989
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Shoemaker, Johnnie

     Johnnie Shoemaker, infant son of Elmer and Mattie Shoemaker, of East Gallipolis, died Sunday and was buried by Hayward & Son at Mound Hill Cemetery this forenoon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Monday, April 4, 1904
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Shoemaker, Joseph Merrill

     Joseph Merrill son of Mosses and Kesiah Shoemaker was born January 21, 1858 and died December 8, 1925. Aged 67 years 10 months and 17 days.
     He was united in marriage to Arunitte Barnett in February, to this union was born 9 children, one child died in infancy. Five sons and three daughters still survive him. Sylvesters of Addison, Webster of Middleport, and John of Circleville, Clarence and Summerfield still at home. Mrs. Bert Jones of Middleport, Mrs. Blanch Davis of Circleville and Mrs. Earl Miller at home. Besides his wife and children, he leaves several grandchildren, two sisters and two brothers Mrs. Leah Jolly of Dayton, Mrs. Mary Amos of Addison, Moses of Dayton and Horten of Gallipolis, to mourn the loss of a dear one.
     He was taken seriously ill a few weeks ago and was taken to the Holzer Hospital in hopes that something could be done to relieve him  and all that medical skill and loving hearts could do was done for him, but nothing seemed to do any good and rapidly grew worse until the Master took him to his reward.
Mr. Shoemaker was a member of the Campaign F.W.B. Church and still retained membership with his church.
      He was a good neighbor and friend, also more than willing to help a neighbor in time of trouble. He never forgot himself, to help, when one needed his service, in stormy weather or sunshine. Day or night he was willing to do for his neighbor. He will be sadly missed by his companion and children, whom he loved. Home will never be the same, for there is one vacant chair.

Gallia Times
December 31, 1925
Transcribed by Alexia Burnett

Shoemaker, Linda Joyce [Jackson]

     GALLIPOLISLinda Joyce Shoemaker, 52, Gallipolis, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000. Born Feb. 29, 1948 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of Eugene and Pearl Caudill Jackson, she was head cook at Bidwell-Porter Elementary School. She attended Cedar Street Church of Christ in Christian Union in New Boston.
     Surviving in addition to her parents are two sons, Steven (Kathy) Shoemaker and Ralph Shoemaker, both of Gallipolis; two daughters, Cindy (Stephen) Hunt of Patriot, and April (Walter) Loveday of Gallipolis; four grandchildren and three step grandchildren; three sisters, Glada (Fred) Taylor, Debbie (Mike) Martin and Vickie Jackson, all of Mesa, Ariz.; and seven brothers, Carson (Kay) Jackson of Cleveland, Donald (Pam) Jackson of Sciotoville, Ronald (Shiela) Jackson of Minford, Joe Jackson and Bradley Jackson, both of Portsmouth, Rick Jackson of Wheelersburg, and Tim Jackson of Mesa. She was preceded in death by a brother, Linkous Jackson, in 1992.
     Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Cedar Street Church of Christ in Christian Union with the Rev. Bob Jones officiating. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Reynolds Cemetery, Addison. Arrangements are by McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, September 6, 2000
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Shoemaker, Luther

L. Shoemaker Dies Suddenly At New Home
     Luther Shoemaker, 62, a World War I veteran, died suddenly at Centenary on Friday at l:30 p.m. where he was working on a new home into which he and his wife expected to move next Tuesday. He had been in his usual health until the fatal heart attack. He was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival. The family home was at 3 Garfield Ave.
     He had engaged in farming and was employed for a number of years by the State Highway department. More recently he had been employed, since 1950, at the Gallipolis State Institute. He was a native of Harrison twp., where he was born on Nov. 19, 1894, the son of the late John and Rachel Irvin Shoemaker.
     On Dec. 21, 1921, he was married to the former Lillie Kerr, who survives, in Gallipolis by Rev. E. L. Morrell. To this union the following children who survive were born, Daryl, Wayne and Marjorie Burger, all of Gallipolis, Kendell of Huntington, Mrs. Ray (Leana) Kellog of Dayton and Paul of Bucyrus. Two daughters and a son preceded him in death. There are six grandchildren.
     Brothers and sisters who survive are Grover, Will, Miss Maude, Mrs. F. R. Saunders and Mrs. E. G. McCall, all of Northup. Two sisters and a brother preceded him in death.
     He was a member of the Centenary Methodist Church where services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Clyde Webster will officiate and burial will follow in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of the C. J. Waugh Funeral home. He will be taken to his late home at 9 p.m. today where friends may call. The body will lie in state at the church from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

[Note: Ann Simmerman wrote “11-15?-1957” on the obituary.]

Newspaper (prob. November 1957, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Bean file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans

Shoemaker, Lydia

Her Clothes Caught Fire
And Young Girl Was Fatally Burned
     Miss Lydia Shoemaker, the 13 year-old daughter of Isaiah Shoemaker, living on the Geo. Vanzandt farm near Kyger, was fatally burned Thursday of last week. Lydia and her little brother were alone in the house at the time, the mother being at work at a neighbor’s and the father being out in a field. She got upon a chair to get a pin cushion hanging above the fireplace and her dress caught fire. The brother attempted to put the fire out by throwing water on it and both children screamed at the top of their voices. The father hearing the noise hurried to the house and caught his daughter as she was attempting to get out of the door and extinguished the flames. All the clothing had been burned off her back and her body was horribly burned.
     Dr. Rife was summoned but despite all that he could do, the unfortunate child passed away Friday after suffering untold pain. The funeral was held Saturday at Popular Church by Rev. W. M. Carrier, burial at the same place. She was a bright child and was well liked by everyone. The parents have the sympathy of everyone in their great sorrow.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, February 16, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page

Shoemaker, Mattie C. [Cundiff]

     CHESHIRE - Mrs. Mattie Cundiff Shoemaker, 82, Cheshire Route 2, died Friday in the Holzer Medical Center. Born in Mason County, she was a daughter of the late William and Risey Leadman Cundiff. Her husband, Elmer Shoemaker, died in 1942.
     Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Cecil (Mabel) Smith, Cheshire Route 2, with whom she resided; two sons, Arthur of Columbus, and Albert, of Huntington; and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth White, Gallipolis. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.
     Services will be conducted Monday, 2 p.m., in the Miller Funeral Home with burial in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Sunday.

Athens Sunday Messenger
December 29, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Shoemaker, Mittie (Armittie Elvonia) [Barrett]

Mrs. Joe Shoemaker Dies At Kingston, O.
     Mrs. Mittie Shoemaker, a native of Morgan tp. and the widow of Joe Shoemaker, died Wednesday morning at the home of a daughter in Kingston, Ohio. Several other daughters and several sons survive.
     Funeral services will be held at Campaign Church at 2 Friday, with Rev. E. C. Venz in charge. Burial there by J. L. Coleman who brought the body to his morgue yesterday.
     The Shoemakers used to live on White Oak. Mrs. Shoemaker was a daughter of Isaac Barrett and her age was 67 years, 10 months, 28 days.

[Note: 9/3/1866 - 8/1/1934]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 2, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Shoemaker, Moses

Old Resident Dead
     Moses Shoemaker, 94 years of age, passed away Monday, March 29. For many years he had been a resident of Cheshire Township, but for the last year had lived near Vinton.
     The funeral was held Thursday at the Poplar Ridge Church, burial following in the Lemley graveyard. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ben Barrett and three sons, Ruel, Moses and Horton.

[Note: Death Certificate: [misspelled Shomaker.... Born Dec. 29, 1818; died March 29, 1915...96 years and 3 months of age.. Parents: George Shoemaker born PA; Rachel Halfhill born PA...Burial Shoemaker Cemetery---different from obit??]

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 8, 1915
No. 14, Page 4
Transcribed by F.K Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Shoemaker, Nevada [Watts]

Mrs. C. H. Shoemaker Dies; Funeral Here At 2 On Wednesday
Mrs. Nevada Watts Shoemaker, 71, wife of Charles H. Shoemaker, died at 3:15 Monday afternoon at their home in Bidwell. About two weeks ago she suffered a stroke of paralysis and had been in a critical condition ever since.
     Mrs. Shoemaker was born and reared at Rodney and was a daughter of David Watts. She and Mr. Shoemaker were married last Thanksgiving day. There survive one brother and a sister; J. E. Watts, Beckley, and Mrs. Margaret Liddy, Gallipolis. The late Rose Thompson, wife of Jesse Thompson, was another sister. Several nieces and nephews also survive, among them, Mrs. Mary Steinbeck, Fourth Ave., Mrs. W. R. Browning, nee Orena R. Watts of Newark, who was called here.
     Mrs. Shoemaker was a member of the M. E. Church at East Liberty near Pittsburgh. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. H. H. Wilbur of Grace M. E. Church at 2 o’clock Wednesday. Burial in Hulbert Cemetery by Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 2, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Shoemaker, Ralph R.

     GALLIPOLIS - Funeral services for Ralph R. Shoemaker, 71, of Addison, will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Addison Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating.  Burial will be in Reynolds Cemetery.
     Mr. Shoemaker died Friday at 11 a.m. in Holzer Hospital following a long illness. Born at Catlettsburg, Ky., he was a son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Holley Shoemaker. He is survived by his wife, Mary Bryan, whom he married in 1922; three sons, George of Hilliard, Ohio, Frank of Gallipolis, and Lester of Columbus; two daughters, Mrs. Eva Gardner of Gallipolis and Mrs. Sadie Bright of Columbus and 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A son, Woodrow, died in World War II. Twin daughters also preceded him in death.
     The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service. Friends may call at Miller Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Sunday.

Athens Sunday Messenger
September 8, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Shoemaker, Romaine [Ross]

Death of Mrs. Shoemaker
     Mrs. Romaine Shoemaker, a widow, who came here from Harrison Township with her two sisters, Miss Lucile and Miss Margaret Ross, last April and took rooms in Capt. Cox’s large residence, died of consumption Saturday afternoon, June 23, 1906. Her funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon, at Mt. Carmel, Harrison Township, her old home, by Rev. W. W. Weiser, and the burial was at the same place by Wetherholt. Her husband and four children had preceded her but she had one son, Thomas, residing at Redlands, Cal. She left two sisters mentioned above, and Mrs. Norman Calhoun of this city. Also two brothers, Mr. James Ross, of Huntington, and Mr. John Ross, of Charleston. She was in her 56th year and a member of Mt. Carmel Church since childhood, and every one who knew her speaks of her with kindness and affection. She had been ill a long time and was a daughter of James and Margaret Ross, old and honored citizens of the county, and her funeral services were attended by many old friends.

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

Shoemaker, Ruel Sylvester

     Ruel Sylvester Shoemaker, aged at death 66 years and 22 days, was born at Malaby, Ohio, April 19, 1859, and died May 11, 1925. He was the son of Moses Shoemaker and Kiziah Boice Shoemaker, who were among the early pioneers of Addison Township. March 14, 1890, he was united in marriage to Martha Edna Nelson by the Rev. Harkins at Eno. To this union were born a son, and a daughter, Roy G. and Mrs. Alva Grover, both of Gallipolis, Ohio. Theirs was a happy family, and with a true father's longing his striving was to give his children higher advantages than were his own, and he lived happily to witness the fulfillment of his desire. With a proud, though anguished, heart he saw his son go forth to war and with fatherly tenderness received into the sanctuary of his heart and home his son's girl-wife, who found sweet abiding there and who remained dutiful and constant as his own.
     In January, 1917, during a revival conducted by Rev. Ewing at Bulaville, he was converted and became a member of the Christian Church of that place. He remained true to his conversion, and besides taking an active part in his own church, found time for kindly interrest in other Sunday Schools and churches of the township. He was also a member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics of Gallipolis. For several successive years his township honored him with office.
     Almost his entire married life was spent on his farm near Addison, where his stalwart industrious figure driving a team of grays became a familiar picture to the surrounding neighborhood. Only when compelled by his long illness did he relinquish active work on the farm. Generous, pleasant of manner, hospitable, he was widely known.
     The brothers left to mourn him are Joseph of White Oak, Moses of Dayton, and Horton of Gallipolis; the sisters left are Mrs. Leah Jolly of Dayton and Mrs. Mary Amos of Addison. One brother and two sisters gone before are reminders that the circle broken here may be completed there. He has left to mourn his loss a loving wife and a devoted son and daughter, a son-in-law and a daughter-in-law, and a little grandson, Alva Glen, who came to be the delight of his life. His devotion to his grandson was a beautiful thing and the poet's thought must often have been his own.

"Little grandson on my knee,
Thou art my immortality,
For my blood when I am gone
In thy warm veins shall still run on."

     For more than four long years he suffered keenly, yet was bravely patient. All the loving care a wife could give was given him, all the tenderness and care a son and daughter could bestow were his, all that hands or heart could do was done, yet greater than all these are the love and wisdom of the Power to which he bowed and whose final call he answered May 11, 1925.

"Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell
When I embark.
For tho' from out our bourne of time and place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face,
When I have crossed the bar."

The Gallia Times, Thursday
May 21, 1925
Contributed by Bette Shoemaker Goodrich                                                     Top of Page

Shoemaker, Simeon T.

     Simeon T. Shoemaker was born in Gallia Co., Ohio, Feb. 29, 1850, and died in Harrison Township, Gallia Co., April 24, 1886. He was married to his now bereaved wife March 28, 1871. They were the parents of five children, who mourn the loss of a kind father. He was happily converted and joined the M. E. Church in 1870, and remained a faithful member until his death.
     For some years he was class leader and steward at Mt. Carmel Church. For over two months, he was confined to his room with lung trouble, but was not alarmed at the approach of death. He said to the writer, a few weeks before his death, that he was ready and awaiting the coming of his Saviour. He died a happy man, amidst weeping friends.
     A large congregation attended the funeral at Mt. Carmel Church, April 25, 1886, to lay his body to rest near the church of his choice, to await the trumpet of God.
M. D. Vaughn

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, May 4, 1886
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Shoemaker, Wilbur

Death of an Infant
      Wilbur, the 9 month old little son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Shoemaker, of Maple Shade, died Monday morning of whooping cough. They have another child, a daughter, 5 years old, ill with lung fever. The religious services and burial were Tuesday at Mound Hill. Rev. Benjamin Dunn and Hayward officiating.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, January 4, 1910
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Shoemaker, William

     We regret to learn the death of Mr. Wm. Shoemaker of Cheshire, which occurred Monday evening. We have but few particulars. It seems he took his dogs and went out to drive up his cows. The cows and the dogs returned, but Mr. Shoemaker did not. After a time his absence became alarming, and search was instituted for him to quite late in the night, when it was abandoned till morning. Yesterday morning his body was found drowned in Big Kyger Creek on his farm, near Cheshire. He was about 70 years old, and leaves a widow.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, November 21, 1890
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Shoemaker, Pfc. Woodrow Wilson

Smith, Cpl. Cecil J.

Gallia County Soldier and Marine Die Abroad
     Two Gallia County service men have been killed according to word received today. Cpl. Cecil J. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil D. Smith, Rt. 2, Cheshire was killed Oct. 14, in Korea, and Pfc. Woodrow Wilson Shoemaker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Shoemaker, Kanauga, was drowned Oct. 31, in the vicinity of Eart Cliff Beach, Hamilton Inlet, Labrador, when a landing craft sank. His body was never recovered. The parents of the service men received telegrams from the War Department.
     Woodrow Shoemaker was born July 17, 1930, in Huntington. When he was 10 years old, his family moved to Ohio and in 1946, they moved to Kanauga. He attended grade schools in Gallipolis and enlisted in the Marine Corps in March, 1952.
     Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Marvin (Eva) Gardner, Kanauga, and Mrs. Worthy (Sadie) Bright, Columbus; three brothers, George Shoemaker, Mills Station; Frank Shoemaker and Lester Shoemaker, Kanauga.
     The Smith family live on Rt. 7 near the Meigs-Gallia County line.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, November 4, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Short, Anna L.

Mrs. Short, 78, Claimed Unexpectedly
     Mrs. Anna L. Short, 78, of 104 Fourth Ave., Gallipolis, died unexpectedly Tuesday night enroute to the Holzer Medical Center after suffering an apparent heart attack.
     She was born on April 9, 1893, in Ohio Twp., daughter of the late Nelson Shamblin and Alice Powels Shamblin. She married James T. Short on Dec. 22, 1911. He preceded her in death on March 18, 1969.
Survivors include the following children: Mrs. Charles L. (Hazel) Zimmerman, Cincinnati; Mrs. E. E. (Donna) Harris, Covington, Ky.; Mrs. James H. (Edna) Jewett, Columbus; Mrs. Marlin G. (Marceline) Kerns, Gallipolis; M-Sgt. James M. Short, US Air Force, stationed in Avanio, Italy and Gary R. Short, Gallipolis. Twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren survive.
     Five brothers and two sisters survive: Clyde Shamblin, Kanauga; Wade Shamblin, Huntington, W. Va.; Nelson Shamblin, Miami, Fla.; Arthur and Thomas Shamblin, both of Ceredo-Kenova, W. Va.; Mrs. Raymond Swisher, and Mrs. Phil Walker, both of Ceredo-Kenova. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
     She was a member of Fair Haven Methodist Church in Kanauga. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Cheesebrew officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 7 and 9 p.m. Thursday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 23, 1971
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page

Short, Ellen

Mrs. Short, Aged 93, Dies in Huntington;
Rites, Crown City
     Mrs. Ellen Short, aged 93, most of whose descendants live in and around Crown City, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Blankenship. 3012 Sixth Avenue, Huntington.
     Funeral services were set for 11 o'clock today at the Crown City M. E. church. Rev. E. G. Adkins of the Baptist Missionary church was to officiate.
     The aged woman is survived by the following children: J. M. Short, Mrs. Blankenship, and Mrs. Emma Dial of Huntington; William Short, Mrs. Cora Watts and Mrs. Amanda Johnson, Crown City; a brother and a sister, Amanda and John Glover, Crown City, and 23 grandchildren.

[Note; from stone at Crown City Cemetery, Guyan Twp., 1847-1940 ]

Gallipolis Newspaper
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin

Short, James T.

James Short, 88, Claimed On Tuesday
     James T. Short, 88, of 104 Fourth Ave., died at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday at the Holzer Medical Center on Fourth Ave. He had been in failing health about a year.
     A retired storekeeper, Mr. Short was born on July 4, 1880, in Lawrence County, son of the late James and Ellen Jane Small Short. He married Anna Shamblin on Dec. 22, 1911. She survives, along with the following children: Mrs. C. L. (Hazel) Zimmerman, Cincinnati; Mrs. E. E. (Donna) Harris, Covington, Ky.; Mrs. J. H. (Edna) Jewett, Columbus; Mrs. Marlin C. (Marceline) Kerns, Gallipolis; M-Sgt. James N. Short, USAF, Offutt AFB, Omaha, Neb., and Gary R. Short, Gallipolis.
     Eleven grand and nine great-grandchildren survive. Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
     Services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Bauders officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 until 9 this evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 19, 1969
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page

Short, Martha M. [Reynolds]

At the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. L. Gatewood, of this city, 3d St., Sept. 7, 1894, at half-past 12 o'clock p.m., Mrs. Martha M. Short, beloved wife of Henry Short.
     The deceased was born in Madison, Ind., Oct. 12, 1838. Her maiden name was Reynolds. She was married in Hardensburg, Ky., Oct. 1, 1853. The family moved to this city, from Cincinnati, in 1867, where they resided until 1888, when Mr. Short purchased a comfortable little home near Crown City, and they removed to it, and remained there until within one week of Mrs. Short's death, Aug. 30, when Mrs. Gatewood, her daughter, brought her to Gallipolis to receive medical treatment, still hoping her mother might be benefited and her life spared for a time longer, but such was not the case, and she passed away quite unexpectedly to all of her loved ones, who had given her such unremitting attention and tender care.
     Her disease was dropsy of the heart. She had been a great sufferer for the past two years. She bore her affliction and suffering with great fortitude and patience. She had experienced a complete and satisfactory change of heart and was willing to submit to the will of her Heavenly Father, although it was a severe struggle to leave her husband and children. She found great comfort in her Bible, and read it almost constantly during her long and painful illness, and expressed herself as being ready and willing to go whenever God seen fit to call her from earth. She firmly believed she had an eternal abiding place above with her blessed Savior, where she would be free from all the troubles, sorrows, and disappointment of this sinful world, where there will be no more suffering and sickness.
     Mrs. Short was a faithful wife, a devoted and affectionate mother, a kind and
pleasant neighbor, a true and constant friend. She was always ready and willing to do a favor for a friend and would make any sacrifice of her feelings or comfort if she could oblige another. She possessed a lively, cheerful, disposition, a good mind, and a very retentive memory. She had always been a constant reader, and could refer and quote back from authors she read many years back.
     Mrs. Short leaves to mourn for her a husband and four children, Frank H., Sydney A., Mrs. George L. Schenck, and Mrs. Mary M. Gatewood; also 12 grandchildren, who loved her fondly.
     The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 9, from the residence of Wm. L. Gatewood, 3d St. Services conducted by Rev. P. A. Baker. Burial at Pine Street Cemetery.

"The loved and lost! Why do we call them lost!
Because we miss them from our onward road?
God's unseen angel o'er our pathway crossed,
Looked on us all and loving them the most,
Straightway relieved them from life's weary load.

"They are not lost; they are within the door
That shuts out loss, and every hurtful thing--
With angels bright, and loved ones gone before,
In their Redeemer's presence evermore,
And God himself their Lord and Judge and King.

"And this we call a 'loss.' Oh, selfish sorrow
Of selfish hearts! Oh, we of little faith!
Let us look round, some argument to borrow,
Why we in patience should await the morrow
That surely must succeed this night of death.

"Aye, look upon this dreary desert path,
The thorns and thistles wheresoe'er we turn,
What trials and what tears, what wrongs and what wrath,
What struggles and what strife the journey hath
They have escaped from these, and lot we mourn.

"It bids us do the work that they have laid down--
Take up the song where they broke off the strain;
Sojourneying till we reach the heavenly town,
Where are laid up our treasures and our crown,
And our lost loved ones will be found again."

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 22, 1894
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Short, William

Funeral Thursday At Crown City For Wm. Short
     William Short, whose address was Crown City but who lived just over the line in Lawrence County, died at 10:45 Tuesday morning at his home. He was 67 years old and his death followed an extended illness.
     He is survived by his wife Mrs. Rosa Short and the following children by a former marriage: Mrs. Anna Jeffers of Millers, Mrs. Rosa Nash and Stanley Short of Cleveland and Asa at home. He also leaves four grandchildren, four sisters and a brother, Mrs. Amanda Johnson of Athaila, Mrs. Cora Watts of Crown City, Mrs. Mary Blankenship, Mrs. Emma Dial and Monroe Short of Huntington.
     Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. (EWT) at the Crown City Pilgrim Holiness Church by Rev. Ona Williams. Burial will be in the Crown City Cemetery.

[Note: Funeral Dec. 28, 1943]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Shriver, Amanda [Glover]

Mrs. Shriver, 93, of Crown City Died at 9 A.M.
Living Descendants Number 69 -- Funeral At 2 [o'clock] Sunday
    Mrs. Amanda Glover Shriver, one of the oldest persons in the lower half of the county, died at 9 o'clock this morning in Crown City. She had been ill a short time but death came rather suddenly and unexpectedly.
     Decedent was born April 30, 1849, when Zachary Taylor was President of the United States. Her age was 93 years, 8 months, 14 days. She was a native of the county and a daughter and the last survivor of the family of Frank and Sarah Bocox Glover.
     Her husband was John Shriver, who died about 28 years ago. They are survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mary Estes, at whose home in Crown City Mrs. Shriver died; Mrs. James Sheets, also of Crown City and Mrs. Jack Phillips, Bladen. There are 28 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at Swan Creek Chapel at 2 o'clock Sunday, with Rev. Oma Williams in charge. Burial there by J.L. Stevers.

[Note: Funeral Home Records..Died Jan. 12, 1943]

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

Shriver, Chloe [Saunders]

Death Claims Wife of John Shriver
     Mrs. Chloe Saunders Shriver, widow of John Shriver of the Cora community (Gallipolis R.D. 2), died at 7:45 Sunday evening at the Holzer Hospital. She had been a patient there nearly a month and underwent an operation late in December.
     Mrs. Shriver was 58 years old and a daughter of Jacob and Susan Beaver Saunders. She and Mr. Shriver were married May 30, 1917, by Rev. Edward Sheets.
     She is survived by her mother who had lived with her much of the time, and the following children; Alva, at home; Arthur, Columbus; Homer and Curtis, of the Cora neighborhood. There are four sisters; Mrs. Verba Wallace, Mercerville; Mrs. Oma Williams, Mrs. Jessie Rice and Mrs. Ola Saunders, all of Crown City.
     The body was removed from the hospital to the Phillips funeral home at Waterloo but will be taken to the Shriver home at noon Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at Tyn Rhos at 2 o'clock Wednesday, in charge of Rev. Earl Cremeens. Burial at same place.

[Note: From Stone 1879 - 1938]

Gallipolis paper
Date Unknown - 1938
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith

Shriver, Clarence E.

     Clarence Edward Shriver, 78, of Route 1, Gallipolis, Addison Community, died Saturday at Holzer Medical Center. He was a retired painter. Born July 1, 1911, in Gallia County, he was a son of the late Louis Edward Shriver and Nancy Berry Shriver.
     Surviving are his wife, Bernadine Call Shriver; four step-daughters, Vivian Hurlow, Crown City, Janet Hurlow, Leon, W. Va., Darla Smith, Columbus, Ohio and Lois Call of Marietta, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Shaver, Bidwell. He attended Bulaville Christian Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II and member
of VFW Post 4464.
     Services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, the Rev. Miles
Trout officiating. Burial follows in Crown City Cemmetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 6 to 9 p.m. today. Military graveside services will be by Post 4464 VFW. Pallbearers will be Melvin Parsons, Stanley Odell, James Parsons, John Shriver, Homer Johnson and Homer Shriver.

Gallipolis Tribune
Sept. 25, 1989
Transcribed by J. Farley

Shriver, Cynthia Lynn

Infant Rites Slated Today
     Services for Cynthia Lynn Shriver, daughter of Merrill and Laura Stewart Shriver of Rt. 2 Bidwell will be held at 2 p. m. today at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Rev. Everett Delaney will officiate, and burial was in Swan Creek Cemetery.
     The child died early Saturday morning on arrival at Holzer hospital. She was born here April 24, 1963. Other survivors in addition to the parents are a brother, Michael Eugene. A sister Catherine Yvonne preceded her in death.
     Grandparents surviving are Mrs. Faye Lamm of Gallipolis, Guy Stewart of Pt. Pleasant, and Mrs. Laura Varner of Houston, Texas.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 23, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Shriver, Gary D.

     Gary Dean Shriver, 52, Hilliard, died Tuesday, July 28, 1998 in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born Oct. 11, 1945 in Gallipolis, son of the late Homer F. and Helen Dunkle Shriver, he had been a mechanic for UPS for the past 25 years. He attended Gallia Academy High School, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He served in Germany.
     Surviving are two daughters, Sonya (Jerry) Vandelinde of Gallipolis, and Sherry Goldman of Norfolk, Va.; a granddaughter; two sisters, Judy (Robert) Ball and Linda (Stephen) Blazer, both of Gallipolis; and two nieces and two nephews.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Willis Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-9 p.m. Saturday. Graveside military services will be conducted by volunteers from local veterans lodges. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Holzer Hospice.

Gallipolis Tribune
July 29,1998
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                Top of Page

Shriver, Helen Elizabeth [Dunkle]

Mrs. Shriver, 48, Succumbs Early Today
     Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Shriver, 48, Rt. 2, Gallipolis, died 1:15 a.m., today in the Holzer Medical Center on First Ave. She had been in serious condition the past two weeks.
     She was born Jan. 27, 1924, in Huntington, W. Va., daughter of the late Fred Dunkle and Margaret Yeager Dunkle, Gallipolis , who survives.
     She married Homer Shriver on June 29, 1940, in Gallipolis. He survives, along with two daughters and one son, Mrs. Robert (Judith) Ball, Gallipolis; Gary Dean Shriver, Gallipolis and Linda Kay, at home. Three grandchildren survive.
     She spent most of her life in Gallia County. She attended the Rodney Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m., Sunday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Wallen officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home between 7 and 9 p.m., on Saturday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Transcribed by J. Farley

Shriver, Henry

     Henry Shriver, a well known citizen of this community, died in a hospital at Huntington Friday evening, September 20, after an illness of several days. He was forty-three years of age. His death resulted from septicaema, caused by a carbuncle on his chin. He was the son of John and Amanda Shriver. His fatehr, who was a native of Germany, died several years ago. Mr. Shriver leaves a wife, seven children, his mother and two brothers, John and Lewis, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Estes, Mrs. J. W. Sheets and Mrs. Nellie Phillips, all of Gallia county.
     The funeral services were held at the Crown City M. E. Church Sunday evening, conducted by Rev. O. E. Hall, the new pastor of the Miller circuit. A large number of friends and relatives attended the services. Internment was made in the Crown City Cemetery by J. W. Stevers & Son.

Gallipolis paper
September 20
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                      Top of Page

Shriver, Homer Floyd

     Homer Floyd Shriver, 57, Rt. 3, (Mud Creek Rd.), Gallipolis, was pronounced dead upon arrival at Holzer Medical Center around 4 p.m. Thursday. Mr. Shriver operated a sawmill on Rt. 3, Gallipolis.
     He was born Oct. 12, 1916, in Gallia County, son of the late John and Cloy Saunders
Shriver. He married Helen Dunkle on June 29, 1940, at Gallipolis. She preceded him in death in 1972.
     He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Robert (Judith) Ball, Gallipolis; Gary Shriver, Ashville and Linda, Gallipolis. Four grandchildren survive. Three brothers preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev.
Lloyd Fry officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Tribune
July 1974
Transcribed by J. Farley

Shriver, Jimmie Lee

Death of Child
     Jimmie Lee Shriver, 28 months old son of Curtis and Thelma Nolan Shriver of Bidwell, R. D., died of intestinal flu at 4 o’clock Saturday p.m. Funeral services were conducted at 2 today at Swan Creek by Rev. Jennings Cremeens. Burial there by O. E. Elliott.

[Note: 7/9/1935 - 10/29/1938]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 31, 1938
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Shriver, Lewis E.

     The unseen hand of fate has once more cast its gloom over the Crown City community by the death of another one of our most honorable citizens in the person of Lewis E. Shriver. Mr. Shriver became ill early in the winter of typhoid fever from which, he had recovered sufficiently to resume his daily pursuits, but by some misstep a relapse was suffered to which he succumbed.
     He was born June 17, 1878, and died January 5, 1925, aged 46 years, 6 months and 25 days. In the year 1910 he was united in marriage to Miss Nannie Barry of Crown City. To this union were born three children, christened as follows: Clarence Edward, 13, Retha Pearl, 11, and Stella Irene, 9. Besides his family and a host of friends, he leaves to mourn hisloss his mother, Mrs. Amanda Shriver of Crown City, one brother, John F. Shriver of Cora, and three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Phillips of Bladen, and Mrs. J. W. Sheste and Mrs. Mary Estes of Crown City.
     It is thought by many that his departure was in accordance with his heart's desire as he had expressed his wish to be with his brother Henry who recently preceded him to his reward and to whom he was much devoted. Early in life he accepted his Savior's plan of redemption and has since been loyal and very devotional. It is beyond our power to comprehend why two brothers should be called and two sisters, each with a family of children left to fight earth's battles alone within such a short period of time. But the Creator's work is beyond question and he tells us that "all things work together for good to them that love the Lord." May His will be done. Mr. Shriver's journey is now ended,

His life's work is done;
His reward is with the Savior
Who has beckoned him "Come."
His spirit is now with the ransomed,
His sorrow shall be no more;
He is resting with the Savior
On that happy golden shore!

[Note: He is buried in Crown City Cemetery, Guyan Twp - Dates from tombstone B.1881-D.1929]

Gallipolis paper
January 5, 1925
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                      Top of Page

Shriver, Mary

Mrs. Mary Shriver
     Mrs. Mary Shriver who was 93 years old, one of Crown City's oldest residence, died Thursday Jan 14 and was buried Sunday, Jan. 17 in Swan Creek Cemetery.

[Note: Death Certificate ?....Amanda Shriver born April 30, 1849 Charleston WV; died Jan. 14, 1943 Crown City, Ohio. 93 years, 8 months and 14 days of age. Widow of John Shriver. Parents: Frank Glover and Mary Bocox (sp).]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Shuler, Catherine

     Catherine Shuler, daughter of Elisha and Elizabeth Scott, was born Cheshire, Gallia County, Ohio, July 30, 1848. She spent her entire life in the community where she was born. After a long and continued illness, her spirit went to the God who gave it, August 6, 1899, being at the time of her death, aged 51 years and 7 days. She bore her afflictions patiently and cheerfully, remembering that God is a comforter to all who accept him.
     She united with the First Kyger F.W.B. Church, Feb. 2, 1861, since which time she has stood on the Solid Rock, Christ Jesus, trusting fully in his gracious promises and living a true, dedicated Christian life.
     She was united in marriage to Bartlett Shuler, Dec. 30, 1866. There [sic] union was blessed with [...] children, one little daughter [...] preceded her to that happy eternal home in glory. She was a kind and affectionate wife and mother, sparing no pains, troubles or efforts for the welfare and comfort of her family. She was a friend to all and an enemy to none. She hath done what she could and the good Master hath said, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant; enter thou into the joy of thy Lord."
     She leaves a husband, two sons, six daughters, five brothers and four sisters besides a host of other relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
     The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Thomas Lasley of Middleport, assisted by Rev. Samuel Fulton [...] Tex, Rev. 14:13.
     The remains were interred in Gravel Hill Cemetery near Cheshire.

Gallipolis Paper
August, 1899
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Shuler, Frank

     Frank Shuler, oldest son of Wm. M. and Lizzie Shuler, was born Dec. 2d, 1869; died Nov. 24, 1894, aged 24 years, 11 months and 22 days. He was president of the Teachers' Reading Circle of Cheshire Township, and while in their meeting was attacked with apoplexy and only lived five hours. Frank, as he was familiarly known, had from childhood been a very thoughtful and conscientious boy. As he matured the qualities of the true and noble man develpoed in all his life. Some four years ago he entered Rio Grande College, where he reamined several terms. He won the esteeem and confidence of teachers and students.
     He had been engaged in teaching for some years, and proved himself in every respect worthy of his calling. He had chosen the profession of medicine, and was prosecuting the studies successfully. He was a regular contributor to the H. and H. page of the Cincinnati Enquirer. All his writings showed depth of
thought and careful study. He was a faithful S.S.Scholar, and ranked first in hs class. He was a member of the Young Peoples' Society, and was faithful to his pledge. Frank became more and more the favorite of the home circle, especially fond of his parents, brothers sand sisters, and loved by them in turn with an affection which death itself can not ease. His welfare had become even in every hope and plan of the home. The comfort of these friends, community, fellow-teachers, and classmates is that God marked out his work and the time measured out to him was ample, and out of a young man's life may come the cry, " I have finished my course."
     His funeral services was held at the church, conducted by Revs. S. J. Weed and W. J. Fulton. The entire services, music and all, were of a sweet and uplifting character. "He is not here" was so strongly impressed upon all that they were able to look beyond, where he will welcome all his imortal home. Com.

[Note: Frank is buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire Township.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 22, 1894
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                         Top of Page

Shuler, Jerry

Jerry Shuler, 86, Succumbs Early Today
     Jerry Shuler, 86, former resident of Rt. 2, Bidwell, died at Pulley's Nursing Home at South Point around 3 a.m. today.
     He was born Feb. 10, 1882, son of the late Katherine Hawley and William McCarty Shuler. He married Frances Jane Withers in West Virginia. She preceded him in death.
     Mr. Shuler was one of 10 children, and the last of his immediate family. Several nieces and nephews survive, including Howard Hardway, Gallipolis.
     He was a member of Poplar Ridge Free Will Baptist Church.
     Services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Alfred Halley officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Mason County, W. VA. Friends may call at the McCoy-Wetherholt Funeral Home in Gallipolis from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Shuler, Mary E. [Leslie]

     SHULER - At her father’s residence in Huntington township, Gallia County, Ohio, Oct. 22d, 1875, of consumption, Mary E. Shuler, wife of Jacob Shuler, and daughter of G. W. and Sarah Leslie, in the 34th year of her age. She leaves a little daughter, Dicie E. Shuler, sixteen months old. She was an amiable woman, and well beloved by all who knew her.

[Note: Buried in Wilcox Cemetery in Morgan Township]

Unknown Newspaper
About Friday, October 22, 1875
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Shuler, Melvina [Eblin]

Shuler Rites To Be Sunday
     Mrs. Melvina Shuler, 85, died at 11 p.m. Thursday at the home of her son, Joe, Storys Run. Born Jan. 2, 1865, in Morgan Center to Lewis and Lydia Conkle Eblin, the decedent married Joseph Shuler, who is dead.
Besides her son, Joseph, Jr., she is survived by two daughters and two other sons; Mrs. Birdie Frasier, Rt. 2, Cheshire; Chatley Shuler, Rt. 1, Middleport; George Shuler, Marion; and Miss Mary Shuler, Columbus. A sister and a brother also survive: Mack Eblin, Marion, and Mrs. Lettie McGee, Worthington.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Storys Run Methodist Church, the Rev. J. N. Caldwell officiating, and J. L. Coleman will bury the body in Gravel Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 31, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Shuler, Ross J.

Ross J. Shuler Dies At Early Hour This Morn
Brother of Misses Leota and Margaret Shuler
Funeral Set for 2 O’clock Friday At Cheshire

     Death intervened at 1 o’clock this morning to end seven months of suffering of Ross J. Shuler at his home in Cheshire. Cancer of the liver was the cause of his death. Before his last distressing illness, he had suffered from cancer of the stomach, but an operation performed about three years ago rid him of that affliction. The end had been expected at any hour for several days.

Sister Enroute Home
     Mr. Shuler was well-known in the upper end of the county and here and was a brother of Misses Leota and Margaret Shuler of this city. The former and brother, David Shuler, of Columbus, were at his bedside, when death came. Miss Margaret, who had gone to New York to buy goods for the Davis-Shuler Company, was expected to arrive here at 3 this afternoon.
     Decedent was born on Little Kyger Sept. 24, 1874, the son of Alex and Susan Sisson Shuler. He and Effie S. Rife, daughter of the late Frank B. Rife, were united in marriage March 10, 1895. Their married life was spent in and around Cheshire and Cheshire Twp. She and these three children survive: Mrs. Myrtle Gordon, Middleport; Mrs. Ethel Shively, Akron, and Alex J. Shuler, who lives on what was once known as the Coughenour farm at Old Kyger. There also survive two sisters, in addition to the two names: Mrs. Alice Reinwald, Erie, Pa., and Mrs. Thomas C. Belcher, Raymond City, W. Va.
     Mr. Shuler was a carpenter by trade. He was devoted to his family, and his loved ones left nothing undone to aid him in his fight for health and to make his last days as comfortable as possible. Before his death, he made peace with his Maker and assured those at his bedside he was prepared to pass on. He was a member of Kyger council, Jr. O. U. A. M., and of the Old Kyger Baptist Church.
     Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o’clock Friday. Burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery by Undertaker Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 23, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page

Shuler, Ruth [Woods]

     OBITUARY - Mrs. Ruth Woods Shuler died at her home one mile west of Ewington Dec. 23, 1919, aged 81 years, 5 months and 2 days. Mrs. Shuler was the widow of Jacob Shuler, who died 18 years ago.
     On the morning of Nov. 10, while standing before the fire in an open grate her clothing ignited and before help could reach her she was painfully burned about the limbs, but at the time not thought to be serious. Her age and low vitality were against her recovery and the shock too great for her already weak condition.
After 43 days of the most intense suffering death came as a friend to her relief from all the pain.
     Mrs. Shuler was a member of one of the oldest and best families in Gallia County. She has many friends in the West who will be sorry to learn of her sad death. Aunt Ruth, as she was familiarly called, was a high type of the true American woman who was universally loved and respected.
     During her illness she was tenderly cared for by her step-daughter, Mrs. Dicie Pelphrey, whose love and devotion for her step-mother was remarkable and much praise is due her for such kindness to one who had been to her an aged mother.
     At the request of the friends of the family her funeral services were held at the home by James T. Guy. Singing by Eugene Turner, wife and daughter. Burial in the Woods Cemetery by H. K. Butler.

Card of Thanks
     We desire to thank our neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our dear mother.
         Clark Pelphrey
         Mrs. Dicie Pelphrey

[Note: Death Certificate..Born: July 21, 1838 . Parents: Matthew Woods and Nancy Curry (both born VA).]

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

Shumway, Mott

Mott Shumway Drops Dead At Lafayette Hotel
Had Been Night Clerk There More Than 3 Years
     Mott Shumway, 63, night clerk at the Lafayette Hotel for more than three years, died suddenly at 11:14 last night. He had gone on duty as usual at 10:30 complaining casually of a headache. While still behind the hotel desk, looking after routine matters, he fell to the floor and passed away before a physician could be summoned to his aid. Mr. Shumway was crippled as a result of being stricken with infantile paralysis more than 20 years ago in Chicago.
     Before going to the Lafayette, Mr. Shumway was employed as a bookkeeper by some of the federal agencies at the courthouse. During his stay at the hotel, he endeared himself not only to the other hotel attaches and to Col. and Mrs. Earl Smith and daughter, Miss Alice, but to the patrons of the hostelry. He had proved to be an exceptionally capable kind and accommodating clerk, it was made clear to a Tribune reporter.
     Mr. Shumway is survived by his mother and two sisters, Mrs. Neekamp and Miss Doris Shumway, all living in Covington, Ky., but formerly of Pomeroy. They asked Funeral Director Finsterwald to remove the body to his Pomeroy mortuary, which was done early this morning, and the two sisters are now enroute to Pomeroy to arrange for the funeral. Relatives in considerable number live back of Pomeroy.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, February 9, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Shupe, Willard

     Willard Shupe, another Gallia County boy to give his life in serving his country was “killed in action” in the battle of the Marianas, according to official telegram received July 11 by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Shupe of Eno. He was graduated from Bidwell-Porter High School with his brother, Lewis, (who is now in the Navy somewhere on the Atlantic) in 1942, and was known as a most promising student, both in scholarship and character. In March, 1943, he entered the Navy and was graduated as pharmacist mate from Great Lakes in Nov. 1943. From Great Lakes, where he transferred to the Marines, he was sent to Field Medical School (San Diego, Cal.) where he was graduated with B-average grades.
     Last March he was sent to Honolulu preparatory for service in the Pacific area and in June, he left for the Marianas where he lost his life in the battle of Saipan. To date no word has been received by his parents other than the official telegram stating that he was killed in action, but they are waiting a letter to follow the telegram giving more details.
     The parents are in grief over the death of a fine young man, but find solace in the fact that he was happy in the Marines and that he served his country gladly and willingly, giving his all as his contribution to a better world for tomorrow.

[Note: Grave marker has dates of 12/13/1924 - 6/20/1944 WWII - Miller Cemetery in Morgan Twp.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 27, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Sibley, Christena

Mrs. Jonas Sibley Dead
Estimable Green Township Lady Passes
     Mrs. Jonas Sibley, of Green township, died this morning at 10 or 11 o'clock after an illness of two weeks with a complication of troubles with her stomach and liver. She was about sixty years old and the mother of five daughters and one son living--Mrs. John Hamilton, Mrs. Ed Smeltzer of Green Township, Mrs. Turley Gills of Gallipolis Township, Mrs. Joshua Brothers of this city, Mrs. Henry Halley of Green township, Miss Katie, single at home and her son Reuben of Morris, Ill., who has been apprised of her death. No definite arrangements have been made as to the funeral services. Hayward & Son have charge of the body.
     She belonged to a family of seven children, six of whom died of putrid sore throat inside of a month, she being the only child left. She had been a member of the Centenary M.E. Church since girlhood and was an exceptionally good wife and mother and was well liked by every one. Mr. Sibley and family will have the deepest sympathy of everyone in their great loss.

[Note: she and Jonas are both buried in Mound Hill and her given name was Christena.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 17, 1909
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                         Top of Page  

Sibley, Daisy Lee [Hall]

Mrs. Sibley, 51 Claimed Sunday
     Mrs. Daisy Lee Sibley, 51, RT. 2 Crown City (Horse Creek Rd.) died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. She had been in failing health for eight years, and condition became serious after she fractured a hip July 27.
     Mrs. Sibley was born Sept. 14, 1912 in Crown City, daughter of Albert Hall, who survives and lives at Eureka and Maggie Kitts Hall, deceased. Her marriage to Roy Sibley, who survives, took place June 6, 1930 in Gallipolis.
     Children who survive are Jim of Rt. 1 Crown City, Carl and Roger Sibley, both of Rt. 2 Crown City and Mrs. Lyle (Marjorie) Donnally of Eureka. There are seven grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister who survive are Douglas Hall of Catlettsburg, Ky., a half-brother Charles Sims of Rt. 2 Crown City and Mrs. Nellie Thompson of Amlin, O. Three brothers, John, Manuel and Birdie are all deceased.
     Services will be held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church at Swan Creek at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. Charles Preston of Chesapeake will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. The body will be taken to the home of a brother Carl Sibley at Bladen where friends may call after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

[Died August 9, 1964]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden

Sibley, Donovan Howell

Corporal Donavan Sibley Dies in France
     Corporal Donavan H. Sibley, 23, died in France Oct. 30 of influenza. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Sibley, formerly of Eureka now of Mercer’s Bottom, and a brother of Mr. Ed Sibley of Apple Grove, W. Va.
     He went to France from Camp Wadsworth and was considered one of the best marksmen in his company. Donavan Sibley was a grandson of the late Ad Sibley of Chambersburg, a Civil War veteran who was months in Andersonville prison during the rebellion.
     Mr. Ed Sibley in town Thursday morning furnished us with the following:
     Corporal Donavan H. Sibley was born Aug. 3, 1895 at Chambersburg, O., and died Oct. 30, 1918, age 23 years, 2 months and 27 days. He left May 11 for Ft. Thomas and later went to Camp Wadsworth, then overseas.
     He was a musician of much ability and had a hosts of friends who will be shocked to hear of his death. Donavan Sibley left here at the same time the late Charley Nunnenkamp, Fred Hawk and two others departed for Fort Thomas. All but Fred Hawk are reported dead.

[Note: Aug. 3, 1895 – Oct. 30, 1918. He was the son of William & Zora Reed Sibley.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Thursday, December 5, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Sibley, Ed R.

Ed R. Sibley
     Ed R. Sibley, 64, prominent resident of Gallia County, died at his Eureka home at 6:45 p.m. Sunday. In recent years he had operated a filling station in that village, but due to declining health was forced to sell the business two years ago. His condition had worsened in the past two weeks. Sibley was at one time an employee of the Gallipolis State Institute, where his wife is a member of the clerical staff.
     Sibley was a member of the Ohio Valley Grange, Gallia Lodge of Masons at Eureka and of the Knights Templar of Pt. Pleasant. He was a native of Chambersburg, where he was born on Sept. 19, 1893, the son of William C. and Zora Reid Sibley, who both survive, and reside at Apple Grove, W. Va. At present, his father is a patient in Holzer hospital.
     He was first married to Ramona Hanley and she died at the time of the birth of their third child. Born to that union and surviving are Miss Adrienne, who lives with her grandparents, John of Tulsa, Okla., and Hanley of Pt. Pleasant. In 1927 he was married to the former Dorothy Earles who survives. A son, Carl Edward of Point Pleasant, survives that union along with four grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Beal Chapel church at Apple Grove, W. Va. Rev. David Bates, a former pastor on the Eureka charge of the Methodist church, will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of Miller Home for Funerals. Friends may call at Miller Tuesday afternoon. The body will be taken to Beal Chapel at noon Wednesday to lie in state until the hour of the service.

Unknown newspaper
About 1957
Transcribed by Deanna Wilson Partlow

Sibley, Ellen [Lee] [Hedge]

Ellen Lee Sibley, 83, Died Monday Night
     Ellen Lee Sibley, who would have been 83 on January 25, died at 11:20 Monday night at the home of George Broyles on the Neighborhood Road. Though infirm, she had felt about as well as usual all day and up till 11 o’clock when she called those of her house-hold to her side.
     She was twice married, both her husbands, George Lee and Jonas Sibley, having died years ago. Mrs. Sibley was an estimable woman, a member of the Church of Christ, and is survived by the following children: Mrs. Broyles, with whom she had lived since Jonas Sibley died in 1908 [1914]; Mrs. Leslie Corn, Pine Grove; Mrs. Belle Davis, London, Ohio, Mrs. Lilly Ansel, Huntington, West Va., and one son, John Lee, Kanauga.
The decedent’s maiden name was Ellen Hedge and she was born in Missouri.
     Funeral services will be held at the Broyles home at 1: o’clock Thursday. Burial at Mound Hill by A. E. Tope.

[Note: The above states that Jonas Sibley died in 1908; the correct date is 1914 - Buried in Mound Hill Cemetery with 1st Wife - Christena. Ellen is buried as Ellen Lee with 1st husband, George Lee.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, January 5, 1932
Transcribed by great-granddaughter Sandy L. Milliron                                     Top of Page

Sibley, Howard

Howard Sibley Dies Tuesday In Indiana
     GALLIPOLIS - Howard Sibley, born and reared in Gallipolis, died Tuesday night in St. Anthony’s Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind., according to a message received by friends here.  It was learned here several days ago that Mr. Sibley was in a critical condition as a result of a coronary thrombosis.
     He was the elder of the two sons of Frank L. Sibley and is survived by his father, one sister, Mrs. C. Fred Edwards, of Chesapeake, and brother, Robert, in the United States Navy.  Manager of the Edwards Manufacturing Co., of which his brother-in-law is owner, Mr. Sibley had lived in Terre Haute for a number of years.  His wife was the former Eva Eilker, daughter of Charles Eilker, a well-known family, who left Gallipolis some years ago.
     Funeral services will be held at Terre Haute Friday afternoon and the body will arrive here by train Saturday afternoon.  Funeral services here will be conducted at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the Fred J. Entsminger Funeral Home by the Rev. Theodore Valenti, in charge of the Masonic Lodge and representatives of the local order will be selected as pall bearers.
     Burial will follow at Mound Hill Cemetery.

Athens Messenger
Thursday, November 2, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Sibley, Jonas

Jonas Sibley Dead
Well Known Gallia Man Expires Suddenly Wednesday
     At 9:15 this morning Jonas Sibley of Green Township, expired suddenly of heart failure after a brief illness. He had not been in good health for several years, but most of the time was able to be up and about, and was in Gallipolis a week or two ago. Mr. Sibley was 75 years of age, and leaves a second wife, and the following children by his first wife, who died a few years ago. Reuben, of Iowa; Miss Katie at home; and married daughters Mrs. Ed. Smeltzer, Mrs. Turley Gills, Mrs. John Hamilton, Mrs. J. A. Brothers and Mrs. Henry Halley, all of Gallia County. Funeral arrangements had not been made at this writing, but the body is in charge of Hayward.

[Jonas Sibley's first wife was Christina Smeltzer, daughter of John and Margaret {Kerns} Smeltzer.]

The Gallipolis Tribune
Friday, August 26 1914, p. 1
Contributed by Maj. J. M. Smeltze

Funeral of Jonas Sibley
     The funeral of the late Jonas Sibley of Green Township will be at the family residence on the farm so long owned by the deceased, at one o’clock Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Edgar Ewing of Rio Grande. The interment will follow at Mound Hill Cemetery by the body of his first wife.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Thursday, August 27, 1914
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Sibley, Lydia [Rader]

     Mrs. Lydia Rader Sibley died at her home in Northup Village, June 10, 1890, aged 74 years and 7 days.
She was a granddaughter of the late Col. Robert Safford. She grew to womanhood in Green Township and was married to Mr. William Sibley, her now bereaved companion, June 2, 1840.
     Mrs. Sibley was an obliging and charitable neighbor and friend, an affectionate and devoted wife and mother and was highly respected by all who knew her. Though not a member of any branch of the Christian Church she was Orthodox in her faith of the gospel and left to her friends the consoling testimony that she died trusting in the Lord.
     Mrs. Sibley was the mother of two sons, Jonas R. and Adam E. Sibley, who with their aged and infirm father, sadly feel the loss of mother and companion.

[Note: Buried in Centenary Cemetery in Green Township]

Gallipolis Journal
July 2, 1890
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Sibley, Mary E. [Chambers]

Mrs. Adam Sibley Dead
Former Resident Of Gallia County Expires in California
     A telegram from Oakland, California, dated April 23, announces the death at 6:15 p.m. that day of Mrs. Adam Sibley, from cancer of the stomach. The funeral was today--Tuesday. Mrs. Sibley was the daughter of John Chambers, father of John Chambers, now living at Chambersburg. She was a most estimable lady, and leaves her husband and several children. M. Z. Chambers of Huntington is a brother. About two years ago, Mr. & Mrs. Sibley removed from Chambersburg to Oakland, California, where one of their sons resided. The sympathy of many friends in this county will go to the bereaved ones.

[Note: 1900 census has her born May, 1853]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 25, 1911
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Sibley, Paul Kimble

Death of an Infant
     Paul Kimble Sibley, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Sibley, of this city, died at Racine, O., this Thursday afternoon, July 9, 1903, at half-past 2 o’clock, aged 4 months and 22 days. Mr. and Mrs. Sibley went to Racine July 3d to visit relatives and spend the 4th. Mr. Sibley returned on the 6th, leaving Mrs. Sibley and the three children, Howard, Esther and Paul, the baby, there. He was summoned there this morning by the serious illness of the baby, and went up at noon, the first opportunity. A message by telephone this afternoon stated its death and these are all the particulars we have. The hearts of all will go out to them in sympathy in their bereavement. It will probably be buried there.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 9, 1903

Funeral Services
Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Sibley’s baby boy died of cholera infantum. The funeral services and burial will be at Racine today, Friday, at five o’clock.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 10, 1903

     RACINE - Paul, the five-months-old child of Frank Sibley and wife, of Gallipolis, took sick with cholera infantum and died at the home of Mrs. Sibley’s cousins, Charles Barton and wife, Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Funeral was held at the residence Friday afternoon at 4:30 by Rev. C. H. Borror. The remains were laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery. This was a very sad affair for Mr. and Mrs. Sibley, and they have the sympathy of the entire community, as they were both at one time Racine citizens - Pomeroy Leader.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 16, 1903
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page

Sibley, Sally

Mrs. Frank L. Sibley Passes at 11:10 [A.M.] Today
Two Sons are Enroute Here
Message Sent to Daughter At Buenos Aires
     Mrs. Sally Congrove Sibley, wife of Frank L. Sibley, prominent newswriter, died at 11:10 this forenoon at their home on Third Avenue, two doors below the Public Library. Yesterday, the attending physician said the end was near and after midnight her decline was progressively rapid.
     The two surviving sons, Howard and Robert, who are located at Terre Haute, IN, were notified last night of their mother's hopeless illness and they were on their way here when she died. They are expected to arrive early tonight, Mr. Sibley said.

Daughter in South America
     The only daughter, Mrs. Esther Edwards, accompanied by her husband, Col. Fred Edwards of Chesapeake and Huntington, left a few weeks ago on a cruise into southern waters. Today his office had a message stating they had arrived at Buenos Aires, Argentine, S.A. A cablegram was to be sent to them forthwith They were scheduled to complete their journey and arrive in New York on Tuesday, March 10.
     Funeral arrangements will not be completed until Mrs. Edwards is heard from.
Mrs. Sibley was a devoted mother and a superb homemaker and was esteemed and loved by her circle of friends and neighbors.
Her maiden name was Sally Congrove and she was born in Racine, her husband's birthplace, 60 years ago. Her father was Benjamin Congrove, a flatboatman and she was the last survivor of her immediate family.
     She and Mr. Sibley were married at Syracuse about 40 years ago and came here then to make their home. For the last 30 years they had lived in the property in which she died. She had been a member of the Presbyterian Church for a number of years.
     The body was removed during the noon hour to the Entsminger Funeral Parlors.

[Note: Death Certificate....born Feb. 28, 1875 Racine, Ohio; died Feb. 29, 1936 Gallia County; 61 years 1 month. Burial Mound Hill. Parents: Benjamin Congrove and Mary Roller, both born Racine. Married July 5, 1893, Meigs County, Ohio]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 28, 1936
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Sibley, William

     Mr. William Sibley died at the home of his son, Mr. Jonas Sibley, Monday morning, at the advanced age of eighty years. The deceased was a fine old gentleman, and universally respected. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at Centenary. Interment by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, November 14, 1896
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Siders, Alta [Nibert]

Death of Mrs. Clinton Siders
     Mrs. Clinton Siders, living on the Wellington Hawkins farm, died Saturday night from puerperal poisoning. She was in her 31st year and is survived by her husband, two children, father and mother and several brothers and sisters. The funeral services were held at Bethel M. E. church Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Ewing. Burial by Wetherholt.

[Note: Burial at Bethel Cemetery in Addison Twp. According to her death certificate available at, she was the daughter of James Nibert and Nancy Orsborn. 13 Jun 1882-01 Mar 1913]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 5, 1913
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Siders, Barbara Roy

Mrs. Siders, Oldest Citizen, Dies Here
     Mrs. Barbara Roy Siders, the oldest woman in Gallia County, though never acclaimed as such, died at the Gallipolis Mission at 2:45 this morning. She was in her 98th year, having been born at Rodney, May 7, 1841.
     Though again and again The Tribune has tried to compile a correct list of the county's oldest persons, Mrs. Siders' name was never submitted by any one. But if that birthdate is right, she was the oldest since Mrs. America Nance died in the early hours of the new year in her 99th year. Mrs. Frances Savage of this city was 97 last July 23, being about 10 weeks younger than Mrs. Siders. The latter was a daughter of Robert and Agnes Bugg Roy. She remembered the great Gold Rush of '49 and succeeding years.
     Her first husband was Charles Clinton Nibert. Surviving this union are three daughters and a son, Mrs. Zade (Minnie) Gibson, Huntington; Mrs., Hemer Nibert and Charles Clinton Nibert, both of Gallipolis.  George W. Siders, who died in 1931, was her second husband. No children was[sic] born of this union.
     Funeral services will be held at the Gallipolis Mission on Mill Creek st. at 2 Monday, in charge of Rev. J. P. Keefer. Burial at Bethel Cemetery on Little Chickamauga by George Wetherhold & Sons.

[Note: d 14 Jan 1939; b Bethel cem. at Addison]

The Daily Tribune
January 14, 1939
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards                                                                  Top of Page

Siders, Bert

Bert Siders, O. H. E. Attendant, Died This Morn
     Bert Siders, an attendant at the O. H. E for eight years, died at 2 o’clock this morning at the Holzer Hospital. He had been alarmingly ill since Sunday, Sept. 23, when he had a stroke. He was cared for first at the home of his brother, Leslie M. Siders, of Northup, and was brought to the hospital a week ago Sunday. Death was attributed to a clot or tumor on the brain.
     Bert, who was unmarried, was nearing his 52nd birthday, having been born near Patriot, on Dec. 4, 1882. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Siders, the mother, Lodice C. Siders, dying at her home on Vine Street, April 14, 1932. Bert had made his home with her. He had a host of friends here and in the country and they were distressed by his illness and will lament his passing.
     Decedent is survived by, in addition to the brother named, these two sisters and a half-brother; Mrs. Thomas S. Nichols, McArthur; Mrs. John E. Shoemaker, Springfield, Ohio and Henry Cromwell, Gallipolis.
Undertaker Oscar Elliott of Northup has the body but funeral arrangements had not been completed at an early hour this afternoon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 11, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Siders, Bessie [Rowley]

Mrs. Charles Siders Dies – Burial Made in Fulton Cemetery
     Mrs. Bessie Rowley Siders, wife of Charles Siders, died at the Holzer Hospital late Saturday afternoon of complications resulting from child birth two weeks ago. The child was dead when born. The Siders family lives on Mill Creek this side of the James Poindexter home.
     Mrs. Siders was a daughter of John Rowley and was 44 years old. She was reared near Evergreen. Her husband and ten children, five of whom are at home, survive. Two married daughters are Mrs. Hannah Thaxton of near Mina Chapel and Mrs. Dorothy Gothard of Garfield Ave.
     Funeral services were conducted at the Church of God, of which decedent was a member at 3 o’clock Sunday by Rev. H. M. Smith. Burial in Fulton Cemetery by Undertaker A. E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 15, 1935
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Siders, Neva

     Neva Siders, daughter of Jacob Siders, living over the creek, died January 3, 1901, of pneumonia, and was buried at Mound Hill by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Friday, January 4, 1901
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Siders, Lodice C.

Mrs. Lodice Siders Died Thursday P.M.
     Mrs. Lodice C. Siders, died at her home on Vine street at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, after an illness of six weeks. Death was due to tuberculosis and a kidney infection.
     Mrs. Siders was a native of Lawrence county and her age was 81 years, six months and nine days. For a number of years she and her son Bert and family had lived on Vine street, next door to the Charlie Anderson store building. She was the widow of Henry Siders, who died 40 years ago, and before that and for a long time afterward the family lived in Perry Township, near Patriot.
     The decedent is survived by, in addition to Bert, who is an O.H.E employee, another son and two daughters---Leslie M. Siders, Green Township,a candidate for the Republican nomination for county treasurer; Mrs. J.E Shoemaker, Springfield , and Mrs. Thomas S. Nichols, McArthur. She is survived by another son, born of her first marriage---D.H. Cromwell, of this city.
     Funeral services will be conducted at Salem, Perry Township, at 2 o'clock Sunday, by Rev. George Sagen, Baptist pastor. Burial in churchyard there by Undertaker A.E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Siders, Luther

     Luther Siders, 3 years old, died of the flu. Burial will be made in Pine Street cemetery by Hayward.

[Note: Dec. 1, 1916 – Feb. 22, 1920; Age 3 yrs. 2 mos. 21 days. He was the son of Cecil & Lola Stewart Siders.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 23, 1920
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Siders, Lydia Levada [Hively]

Mrs. Wm. Siders Died Sat. Night
Funeral Set For 2 Wednesday At Silver Run Church
     Mrs. Lydia Levada Siders, aged 55, died at 11:15 Saturday night at her home on Turkey Run, back of Cheshire. She had long been in failing health and she was the widow of William Siders, who died three years ago. Mrs. Siders was a daughter of John and Sarah Barcus Hiveley, [Hively] and was born April 26, 1889. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.
     Five children survive: Mrs. Loma [Ploma] Nelson, Mrs. Vesta Hufford, Charles, Golda and Lucille Siders, all of Cheshire. Then there are three sisters and a brother: Pandle Hively and Mrs. Annie Cremeens, Huntington; Mrs. Maggie Cremeens, Addison, and Mrs. Della Sheets, Crown City.
     Funeral will be conducted at the Silver Run Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Jennings Cremeens in charge. Burial at Gravel Hill by J. L. Coleman.

[Note: 4/26/1889 - 8/5/1944]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 7, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Siders, William

     In memory of a dear husband and father, Mr. William Siders, who passed to his heavenly reward October 25, 1941.

Nothing but memories as we journey on;
Longing for a smile from a loved one gone
None knows the depths of our deep regret,
But we remember while others forget.
More and more each day we miss
Friends may think the wound is healed
But they little know the sorrow
Within our lives concealed.

     Sadly missed by his wife and children. Mrs. Lydia Siders and children.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Siebert, Mrs. Christian

     Mrs. Christian Siebert, aged about 70 years, residing on Third Street, near Vine, in this city, died after a short illness Tuesday morning, May 9, 1899 at 6 o'clock. She was a native of Germany and came to this city from Cincinnati about thirteen years ago. Her husband preceded her in death about five years ago. One son who lives at Cincinnati survives her The funeral services were conducted from St. Louis Catholic Church Wednesday morning with burial at Mound Hill Cemetery by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 13, 1899
Vol XXXII, NO.28  
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                      Top of Page

Siegwardt, Elsia

     GALLIPOLIS - Elsia Marie Siegwardt, age 58, a native of Addison Township, died in Holzer Medical Center at 12:30 p.m. Friday. She was born in Addison Township Sept. 1, 1915, one of two daughters born to the late
Bud and Flossie Vance Price. She attended Gallia County Schools and was married to Edward Harrison. He died in 1963 and she later was married to August Siegwardt, who survives.
     She was employed in the office of the R.L. Polk Co. of Columbus, and lived at 1032 Gilcrecst Ave until her recent illness when she Gallia County. She was a member of the Bulaville Christian Church. Her mother survives and lives in Addison; one daughter, Mrs. ChristineBradley, and three grandsons. Her father and a sister, Nettie, preceded her.
     Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Miller's Home for Funerals. Burial will be in Rife Cemetery in Addison Township. Rev. Alfred Holley will officiate. Friends may call at Miller's on Sunday between the
hours of 2 and 4 and 7-9 p.m. Pallbearers will be Russ Bradley, Robert Henson, Gene Henson, Arthur Henson, Jack Henson and William Price.

The Daily Sentinel
October 14, 1973
Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason

Sigler, Alexander

Alex Sigler Dead
     Alexander Sigler died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Danner, on Fourth Avenue at 5 p.m. Aug. 1, 1927, after several weeks illness of hardening of the arteries, at the age of 79 years. Mr. Sigler was a life-long resident of Gallia County, except during the last few years when he would visit his daughter in Marion, Ohio. He had been at the home of his daughter since early Spring.
     He leaves one son, Will Sigler and four daughters, Mrs. Frank Danner and Mrs. Henry Evans of Gallipolis; Mrs. Herman Mayberry and Mrs. Waldo Loucks of Marion; one brother, John of Marion and one sister, Mrs. Louise Northup, of Northup.
     Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m from Frank Danner's residence, 430 4th. Ave., by Rev. A.H. Beardsley with burial at Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: Death Certificate...born March 28, 1848..79 years, 4 months and 3 days of age. Parents: Charles Sigler and (Miss -no first name) Campbell both born PA.]

Gallia Times
August 4, 1927
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Sigler, Ansel

     Ansel Sigler, son of Charles and Julia Sigler, aged 32 years departed this life Jan., 1893 after an illness of five months with consumption. During his sickness he was never known to murmur nor complain; he bore his sickness with Christian fortitude, having given his heart to his Saviour and united with the M. E. Church at Asbury, Gallia County, Ohio, March, 1889.
     The deceased was formerly a resident of Gallia County, but moved to Beigle, Kan. August, 1891 and there remained until death.
     The funeral services were conducted by Rev. P. G. Clark at the Schoolhouse in Beigle, took for his text Thes. 4.14. “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again.” He leaves a Christian mother, three sisters and two brothers to mourn their loss.

With ease our souls through death,
Shall glide into their paradise;
And thence on wings of angels side,
Triumphant through the skies.

And knowing he’s gone we’ll weep no more,
With patience we will wait;
And we will be thinking all the while
That he will meet us at the gate.
                                                                         A Friend.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 1893
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                 Top of Page

Sigler, Charles E.

Charles Sigler Dies On Friday
     Charles E. Sigler, 89, died at his home, 9 Mill Creek Rd., at 12:50 p.m., Friday. He had been in failing health for a period of three years and had been a patient in Holzer hospital several times in the past year.
     Sigler was a saw mill operator and stationary engineer during his active years. He was one of three children born to the late John and Paulina Pharnetta Sigler. His birth took place in Gallia County on June 5, 1868. One sister, Mrs. H. E. Houck, survives.
     For the past 20 years he had been a resident at the Mill Creek address. He was married to the former Edna Berridge of Northup and she survives along with four daughters and three sons, Mrs. Gomer (Minnie) Myers of Huntington, Mrs. Clarence (Gladys) Burns of Gallipolis, Mrs. George (Belva) Evans, Luther and Mrs. John (Blanche) Hall, all of Columbus, Floyd of Steubenville and Virgil of London.
     Funeral services will be held at the late home at 2:30 p.m., Monday. Rev. Earl Wickline will officiate and burial will be in Centenary Cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Friends may call at the late home until the hour of the service.

The Gallia Times (Pg. 1)
Saturday, June 8, 1957
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Sigler, Charles Virgil

C. V. Sigler, 61, Succumbs To Injuries
     Charles Virgil Sigler, 61, a native of Gallia county, died in a Columbus hospital sometime Friday following injuries received in a fight. Mr. Sigler had resided in Columbus for about six years, at 527-1/2 North High Street.
     He was born on July 3, 1905, at Thivener, son of the late Charles and Edna Berridge Sigler. He was one of nine children. Brothers surviving are Floyd of Bellaire, Luther, Columbus; sisters surviving are Mrs. Minnie Myers, Huntington, Mrs. Gladys Burns and Mrs. Blanche Hall, Gallipolis, and Mrs. Belva Evans, Ironton.
     One daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Arrowood, Ironton, survives, along with a grandson and granddaughter.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at Miller’s Home for Funerals, with Rev. Everett Delaney officiating. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p. m. today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Monday, March 20, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Sigler, Charlotte [Gilbert]

Sigler Rites Are Set For 2 Friday P.M.
Decedent 91 Years old, Lay In Coma For Days Preceding Death Yesterday
     Mrs. Charlotte Sigler, a brief announcement of whose death appeared in yesterday’s paper, was in her 91st year. She was the widow of Alexander Sigler, who died in 1926.
     For several years Mrs. Sigler was feeble and virtually helpless. She lay in a coma for days before her death, which occurred at the home of her son-in-law, Henry Evans, near Bladen at 1:15 Wednesday p. m. For three weeks she had taken no nourishment.
     Funeral services will be conducted at the Evans home at 2 o’clock Friday by Rev. Lewis Weber Gishler. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.
     Mrs. Sigler was a daughter of Charles and Julia Roadarmour Gilbert and was born near Northup Dec. 5, 1848. Her girlhood and her married life, except for three years at Pleasanton, Kansas, were spent in that community. After her husband’s death, she made her home with her son, William W. Sigler of Gallipolis, except that in her last years she rather divided her time among her children.
     Surviving children, besides the son and Mrs. Evans, are Mrs. Waldo Loucks, Marion; Mrs. Alma Danner, Gallipolis; Mrs. Herman Mayberry, Mansfield. And there is one surviving brother, Jesse Gilbert of Cora.
     She united with the Macedonia U. B. church years ago. Her long life was one of continued devotion to her loved ones.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Thursday, July 27, 1939

Sigler Rites Today
     Rev. George Sagen, substituted for Rev. Lewis Weber Gishler, who is at Wooster, conducted the funeral of Mrs. Charlotte Sigler this afternoon. The pall bearers are Herman Mayberry and J. Henry Evans, sons-in-law; Stanley Lanier, Harry Maddy, Frank Danner and Sheldon Gilmore.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Friday, July 28, 1939
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Sigler, Delbert Luther

     Delbert L. Sigler, 69, Gallipolis, died Friday, June 11, 2010, at Holzer Medical Center. There are no calling hours or funeral services. Cremation services are under the direction of the Cremeens Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at a later date at Ohio Valley Memory Gardens.

[Note: 4/12/1941 – 6/11/2010. He was the son of Luther and Hilda Virginia Walker Sigler.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 5)
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Sigler, Donnie E.

     Donnie Edward Sigler, 58, 1787 Belmont St., Belaire, Ohio, died Monday in Belaire City Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was a retired truck driver from the Robert Wilson Mail Hauling Service.
     Born July 1, 1930 in Gallipolis, he was a son of Jerusha Devault Sigler of Belaire and the late Floyd Sigler. Surviving are a brother, John E. Sigler of Virginia Beach, Va., and a sister, Iva McGee of Belaire. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Eldeana Roberts.
     Services will be conducted Saturday, 1 p.m., at Waugh Halley Wood Funeral Home, Rev. Everette Delaney officiating. Burial follows in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Wednesday, March 1, 1989
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Sigler, Edna

Mrs. Sigler, 83, Claimed Here Tuesday

     Mrs. Edna Sigler, 83, a resident of 9 Mill Creek Rd. died at 7:17 p.m. Tuesday in Holzer Hospital. She have been in failing health for several months and had been hospitalized for 27 days.
     Mrs. Sigler was a native of this county and was born on Dec. 16, 1877 to the late Henry and Aurora Burnette Berridge. Her marriage was to Charles Sigler and he preceded her in death three years ago.
     Children who survive that union are Floyd of Ballair, Virgil, Mrs. Clarence (Gladys) Burns, Mrs. John (Blanche) Hall, all of Gallipolis, Mrs. Hubert (Belva) Evans and Luther, both of Columbus and Mrs. Minnie Myers of Huntington. Two children preceded her in death. Two brothers who survive are Carl and Fred Berridge, both of Gallipolis.
     Miller's Home for Funerals has charge of funeral arrangements which will be announced later. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery.

[Note: There is no date on the newspaper but her tombstone has Jan. 17, 1961. Charles Sigler and Edna are both buried in Centenary in Green Township, not in Pine Street. Miller's Funeral Home gives the same date of death and Centenary as the cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January, 1961
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Sigler, Edna

Final Rites Friday
     Services for Mrs. Edna Sigler, 83, who died Tuesday evening in Holzer Hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Willard Wickline will officiate and burial will be in Centenary cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday evening and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, January 19, 1961
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page

Sigler, Emma

An Untimely Death
     Miss Emma Sigler, a young single girl up town, gave birth to a female child about a month ago since which she has not got along well, and died Monday morning of pneumonia. The child survives her.

[Note: Jan. 21, 1880 – Feb. 24, 1896; Age 16 yrs. She is buried in Mound Hill Cemetery. The writing on the tombstone has Emma Sigler and baby. The baby was born Oct. 21, 1895 and was named Pearl May Sigler according to Gallia Co., birth records.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Tuesday, February 25, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Sigler, Floyd E.

Injuries From Fall Fatal To Gallia Native
     Injuries received in a fall from a ladder at the home of his son in Bellaire, O., proved fatal Thursday evening to Floyd E. Sigler, 65, of Martins Ferry, O. It was reported Mr. Sigler fell some 15 feet, striking the back of his head. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Martins Ferry Hospital as a result of a skull fracture.
     He was born Sept. 17, 1902, in Gallipolis Twp., one of nine children of the late Charles and Edna Berridge Sigler. Surviving are his wife, the former Jerusha DeVault, of Pt. Pleasant, and four children; John, Columbus; Don, at whose home the accident occurred; Mrs. Iva McGhee, Bellaire, and Mrs. John Roberts of Colorado Springs.
     One brother and four sisters survive, Luther, Chillicothe; Mrs. Clarence (Gladys) Burns, Gallipolis; Mrs. Blanche Hall, Gallipolis; Mrs. Minnie Myers, Huntington, and Mrs. Belva Evans, Columbus.
     Mr. Sigler attended schools in Gallipolis. He resided in Martins Ferry 30 years after working on the construction of the Gallipolis Dam at Eureka in the late 1930s.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced by Miller’s Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Friday, October 27, 1967

     GALLIPOLIS - Funeral services for Gallia County native Floyd E. Sigler, 65, who died of injuries suffered in a fall at a son’s home in Martins Ferry Thursday evening, will be held at 2 p. m., Monday at Miller’s Funeral Home in Gallipolis.
     Rev. E. C. Delaney will conduct services. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m., today.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel (Pg. 2)
October 29, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Sigler, Garnet

Mrs. Sigler Dies at 85
     Mrs. Garnet Sigler, 85, a resident of 238 First Ave., died at 3:25 a.m. Tuesday. She had been in failing health for several years.
     Mrs. Sigler was born in this county Dec. 31, 1880, daughter of the late Jacob and America Northup Baker. Her marriage to W.W. Sigler took place April 19, 1916, and he survives. She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
     She was a member of St. Peters Episcopal Church, French Colony Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Gallipolis Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Wetherholt-Elliott Funeral Home. Rev. Albert Mackenzie will officiate, and burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. The family requests omission of flowers. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Gallipolis Tribune
February 2, 1966
Submitted and Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                     

Sigler, Hilda Fern

Only Child Dies
     Hilda Fern, the eleven-month daughter and only child of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Sigler died Tuesday at 5 a. m. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home by Rev. A. H. Beardsley. Burial at Pine St. cemetery by Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Wednesday, February 9, 1927

     Hilda Fern Sigler, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Sigler, born Feb. 25, 1926, departed this life Feb. 8, 1927 aged 11 months and 14 days, leaving to mourn her loss, father, mother and a host of friends and relatives.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 4)
Monday, February 14, 1927
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Sigler, James

Horrible Death
     James Sigler, son of Michael Sigler, of Green Township, met a horrible death at Parkersburg Monday. He was a watchman at the railroad shops and raised steam on the engines. Monday, while oiling an engine, a plug blew out and the escaping steam and scalding water burned him so that he died in the hospital that evening. He was about 26 years of age and leaves a family.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, December 20, 1901
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Sigler, Jerusha F. [DeVault]

     Jerusha F. Sigler, 83, 325 Crescent St., Bellaire, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1992 at City Hospital of Bellaire. She was a retired nurse’s aid. She was born Aug. 22, 1909 in Henderson, W. Va., daughter of the late John H. and Anna Clonch [DeVault].
     Survivors include one daughter, Iva A. McGee of Bellaire; one son, John E. Sigler of Virginia Beach, Va.; eight grandchildren, three [great] grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd E. Sigler in 1967, one son, Donnie E. Sigler and one daughter, Eldeana K. Roberts.
     Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Everett Delaney officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Friday, September 18, 1992
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Sigler, Jimmy R.

     Jimmy R. Sigler, 66, Gallipolis, died Sunday, June 19, 1994 at his residence. Born April 18, 1928 in Toledo, son of the late Henry and Maude Rankin Sigler, he was a farmer, the former owner and operator of Sigler’s Produce Market on Third Avenue, and a former employee of Tawney’s Studio.
     Surviving are his wife, Kathryn Ball Sigler, two daughters, Kay Stowers of Bidwell and Cheryl Lane of Crown City, three grandchildren and a great-grandson, and a brother, Roger Sigler of Cincinnati. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Neda Fuller.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 6-9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Monday, June 20, 1994
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Sigler, Julia

Death of Mrs. Julia Sigler
     Mrs. Julia Sigler, who has been quite ill with typhoid fever for the past week, died about six o’clock Thursday evening, Dec. 17, 1914. She was in her 74th year and was a most estimable lady. The funeral services will be conducted Sunday by Rev. Putney at the Garfield Ave. Church with interment following at the White Cemetery near Northup by Undertaker Myers of Sandfork. She was a widow and is survived by four children, two brothers and four sisters.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, Dec. 18, 1914
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                   Top of Page

Sigler, Michael

Mike Sigler Dead At Age Of 84

     Mike Sigler, aged 84, died at his home near the Safford School House Wednesday, Sept. 4, 1923 and was buried at Mina Chapel Thursday by Undertakers Myers and Tope. He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Mrs. Martha Baker of this city, Mrs. Ella Swaney of Huntington, a daughter Nan and son of Parkersburg.

[Note: Death Certificate...born Jan. 11, 1840; died Sept. 4, 1923; aged 83 years 8 months and 24 days. Wife Mary E. Parents: Charles Sigler (PA) and Rhoda Slater. Cause of death..Influenza followed by bronchitis.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sept. 9, 1923
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Sigler, Nellie [Brown]
     VINTON - Mrs. Nellie J. Sigler, 77, a resident of Rt. 1, Vinton, died at midnight Friday at her home. She was born June 26, 1896 at Kyger, Cheshire Twp., daughter of the late Joseph and Ladica Price Brown. She married Hayes E. Sigler in 1913 and he died in 1962.
     Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Evelyn) Might of Rt. 1 Vinton, 11 grand-children and nine Great-grandchildren. Mrs. Sigler was preceded in death by a son, two sisters and two brothers.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Danville Wesleyan Church with Rev. Glasure officiating. Burial will be in Miles Cemetery at Rutland. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 today at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the services.

Gallipolis Tribune
Transcribed by J. Farley

Sigler, Rhoda [Ripley]

    Rhoda Ripley was born March 6, 1814 in the state of New York. When a child she moved with her parents to Southern Ohio. In 1837 she was united in marriage to Jared Sigler. Thirteen children were born to them. Sixteen years later they came west and settled at Nashua, Iowa, where they only remained ten years and in June 1855 came to Saratoga and preempted their homestead where they have ever since resided. Her husband died May 28, 1889. Her youngest son Charles has remained on the home farm with her.
     Grandma Sigler as she was familiarly called was a general favorite with the young as well as the old. How well we all enjoyed her tales of pioneer days. She was remarkable healthy and smart for a lady of her age. And nothing gave her more pleasure than to do some act of kindness for her neighbors. Shortly after the holidays she took a severe cold from which she never recovered. Not withstanding all that medical aid and kind friends could do she grew weaker. During the illness and death of her son Charley’s wife, which occurred just six weeks previous to grandma's death, she failed rapidly. Her daughter, Mrs. Payne, was constantly by her bedside and during the last week of her life she suffered terribly, until the afternoon of the day she died, she fell into an unconscious condition from which she never awoke. She expressed her willingness to go when the Master called and at 20 minutes to 7'o'clock on Good Friday she passed away, and on the following Sabbath which was Easter Sunday she was laid to rest amid flowers and evergreens beside her husband in North cemetery, at the age of 87 years and 30 days.
     Five children survive to her, two sons and three daughters, and a host of friends to mourn her. Rev. Webb conducted the services which were held in the church. – Times.

[Note: She is a daughter of Joshua and Rhoda Ripley, early arrivals to Gallia County. She and Jared Sigler were married in Gallia County Feb. 2, 1837. Her date of death is April 5, 1901, Howard County, Iowa.]

Twice-a-Week Plain Dealer
April 18, 1901
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                        Top of Page

Sigler, Sarah Elizabeth [Pickens]

Death of Mrs. Sigler
     Mrs. Cyrus Sigler, living back of and near Kanauga died Friday night and will be buried at the Maddy graveyard Sunday. She left a husband and several children and is said to have been an excellent lady.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, November 9, 1907

Robinson’s Odds and Ends
     Mrs. Elizabeth Sigler of Kanauga, who died of heart trouble was buried by Wetherholt Sunday afternoon in the Maddy Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Tuesday, November 12, 1907
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Simmerman, Anna

Miss Anna Simmerman, Who Taught Many, Dies At 87
     Miss Anna Simmerman, 87, retired teacher and noted genealogist, died at her home, 728 Second Ave., at 2:20 a.m. today. She had been in declining health for the past five years, and in recent months her condition had worsened and she had been hospitalized on several occasions. She was a native of Lawrence county, where she was born on Sept.13, 1871, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry (Isabel Wolford) Simmerman. She attended county schools, and after her graduation from high school, attended Ohio Wesleyan University in the 1890’s and in later years Ohio University and Rio Grande College.
     Early in life she entered the teaching profession and taught in numerous schools, retiring in the 1930’s from the faculty of Gallia Academy High school, where she was an English instructor. One of her main interests was in public speaking, and she trained several prominent members of the Gallia county bar in debating.
     Throughout her life, she maintained a great interest in genealogy and historical matters, and probably knew more about the old records at the Gallia County courthouse than any other person. One of her labors of love was the marking and recording of the burial places of soldiers of all wars in Gallia County. Her father was a veteran of the Civil War and that connection created an interest in the wars of her country.
     At the time of her death, she was a member and past regent of the French Colony Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of Union Veterans, the Philomathean club, a trustee of the Gallia County district library, a member of the official board of Grace Methodist Church; and American Assn. of University Woman.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and a sister. A sole survivor is Paul Simmerman, a nephew, of Westerville. Miller’s Home for Funerals has charge of arrangements, which will be announced later.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, October 7, 1958

Simmerman Rites Friday
     Funeral services for Miss Anna Simmerman, 87, who died Tuesday morning will be held at Grace Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Friday. The body will be taken to the church, which she serviced for many years in an official capacity, at 1 p.m. to lay in state until the hour of the service. Rev. Warren H. Wilson will officiate, and burial will follow in the Patriot cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Friends may call at Miller’s on Thursday and until the hour she is taken to the church.
     In lieu of flowers, some friends are contributing to a fund to erect a fence around the Patriot Cemetery to the memory of the deceased teacher. Those who wish to give to that fund should send their contributions to Mrs. Everett Gills. Pallbearers will be Marshall D. Boggs, John Lloyd, Gerald Gills, Robert M. Richards, Robert Evans and Miles Epling.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 8, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Simmerman, Isabelle [Hindes]

Mrs Henry Simmerman Dies Thursday, Age 77
Widow of Civil War Veteran Was Lifelong Resident of Gallia County.
     Mrs. Isabelle Simmerman, a most kind and estimable Christian woman, passed away Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at her home on Second Avenue, at the age of seventy-seven years and six months. Mrs. Simmerman was born and reared in this county and for the past seventeen years has been a resident of Gallipolis and a member of the Grace M.E. Church. Her husband, Mr. Henry C. Simmerman, died in Jan. of 1924.
     She leaves to mourn her loss one daughter, Miss Anna, at home, who gave her every care and devotion, two sons, Fred of Redlands, CA and Ernest of Galena, Ohio; one grandson, Paul; one sister, Mrs. Martin Minor of Gallipolis and one brother, James Hindes, of Columbus.
     The funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Patriot M.E. Church and will be conducted by Rev. L.L. Sherrington of McArthur, a former neighbor and life long friend of the family. The friends will leave the residence at 2 p.m., A. E. Tope is the undertaker in charge.

[Note: Death Certificate--Isabelle C. Simmerman born Sept. 10, 1850; died March 29, 1928 Gallipolis. Parents Jonathan Hindes (born Vergennes, VT) and Mary Ann Hawkins (born Gallipolis). Henry Clay Simmerman born Jan. 26, 1840 Patriot, Ohio; died Jan. 19, 1924, Gallipolis..age 83 years, 11 months and 24 days. Parents: Henry Simmerman and Sophia Wolford (both born Wytheville, VA).]

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

Simmons, Diane L.

     Diane L. Simmons, 43, of Gallipolis, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2003, at Gallipolis Developmental Center. She was born May 26, 1959, in Columbus, daughter of Charles and Rosanne Ward Simmons of Gallipolis. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Rosanna Simmons of Gallipolis.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2003, at Cheshire Baptist Church, with the Rev. Craig Furtick and the Rev. Chuck Stansberry officiating. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call at one hour prior to services at Cheshire Baptist Church.
     Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, in Gallipolis. In lieu of flowers, tributes may be sent to I&E Fund, in care of Gallipolis Developmental Center, 2500 Ohio Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631. Condolences can be e-mailed to the family at, or

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, January 10, 2003
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Simmons, Frank Elmer

Fatally Burned
Was Little Boy When Clothing Became Ignited
     The two and a half year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank "Sankey" Simmons living across Chicamauga creek, back of town, was fatally burned Wednesday when the child's clothing ignited from an open grate. Dr. Hanson was called and did what he could to relieve the child's suffering but death ensued within a few hours after the accident occurred.
     The family moved out of the house after the little boy's death and are now located on upper Third Ave. near Spruce from where the funeral will occur Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment will be at Pine Street cemetery in charge of undertaker G.J. Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 12, 1920
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Simmons, Fred L.

Local Resident’s Soldier Brother Dies In Germany
     Mr. and Mrs. Charles Simmons, 125 Pine Street have returned from Grayson, Ky. Where they were called last Tuesday by the death of Mrs. Simmons’ mother, Mrs. W. T. Utley, who had visited her on numerous occasions. They were accompanied by Mrs. Keith King, sister of Mrs. Simmons.
Wednesday morning, June 18, a telegram came to the Simmons family from the War Department telling of the death of Cpl. Fred L. Simmons, who had served since Sept. 14, 1941 in the Army Air Corps. He was flying a transport plane in Germany when death came.
     A brother of Mr. Simmons and Mrs. King he was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Simmons of Grayson and was born March 12, 1920, so was a little over 27 years of age. He is survived, in addition to the parents and the bother and sister here, by these other brothers and sisters: Frank and Dan Simmons, Mrs. Orville Burnett and Mrs. George Voreh. He had many friends in a n around Gallipolis having lived for several years with his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Keith King and working for the Covert Baking Co. at Middleport.
     The body will be sent home and is expected to arrive in four to six weeks. No definite arrangements can be made but it is known that the funeral service will be held in the Methodist Church at Grayson and burial will be in Grayson Memorial Park with military services at the grave. Funeral Director C. W. Henderson of Grayson will be in charge.

Gallipolis Tribune
19 June 1947
Transcribed by Lew Casey                                                                           Top of Page   

Simmons, Ida Lois [Grover]

     GALLIPOLIS - Ida Lois Simmons, 56, Gallipolis, died Friday morning at Holzer Medical Center. She was born in Addison, daughter of the late Lester and Ruby Higginbotham Grover. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.
     She is survived by her husband, Floyd Simmons, Jr.; a son, Jeffrey Simmons of Chillicothe; two daughters, Mrs. Jay (Lois Jean) Simms and Mrs. Mike (Barbara Ann) Neal, both of Gallipolis, six grandchildren and two brothers, Frank Grover of Nitro, W. Va. and Donald Grover of Vernice [Venice], Fla.
     Graveside services will be conducted today at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Hawks and the Rev. Everett Delaney officiating. Miller Funeral Home has been in charge of arrangements.

Athens Sunday Messenger
December 14, 1975
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Simmons, Lucian N.

Lucian Simmons Dies On Monday
     Lucian N. Simmons, 72, who had resided in this county since 1918, died at his home on Tick Ridge at 9:45 a. m., Monday. He suffered a stroke a few years ago and his death followed another seizure at 6 a. m.
    Simmons followed the carpenter trade and had been engaged in that field until he suffered his first stroke. He is the last of a family of four. He was a native of Roanoke, Va., where he was born on June 23, 1883, to the late Charles F. and Taletha Workman Simmons. He removed to West Virginia in 1917, and after his marriage to the former Ethel Martin on Dec. 31, 1917, the family came to Gallia County.
     He is survived by the wife and five children, Elmer of Mill Creek Rd., Homer of New Carlile, Raymond at home, Charles of Chillicothe and Mrs. Raymond (Minnie) Spires of Lancaster. There are five grandchildren.
     Simmons was a member of the Lincoln Methodist Church, and funeral services will be held there at 2 p. m., Wednesday, with Rev. P. A. Casto officiating assisted by Rev. Earl Cremeens. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Elliott and Sanders Funeral Home. Friends may call at the late home after noon on Tuesday and until shortly before the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 26, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Simms, Eustace Hale

For 2 P.M. Sunday At C.C. Church
     Eustace Hale Simms, retired merchant, died at 4:35 p.m. Friday at his home in Crown City.  He succumbed to a heart ailment after a short illness.  He was in his 72nd year. Mr. Simms was a member of an old and prominent family and was born and reared and spent his whole life at Crown City. On retiring from business, he was succeeded by his brother, Charles.
     Decedent was a son of Charles G. and Mary Ann Small Simms (an aunt of Mrs. O.O. McIntyre).  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Daisy Levisay Simms; a son, Stanley, Circleville, and a foster son, John Everett Rankin, Huntington. There are two brothers, Charles, already mentioned, and William T., both residents of Cheshire for the last year or so.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Crown City Methodist Church, with Rev. Francis Hardin in charge. Burial there by F. I. Stevers. The body will be returned to the home at 5 p.m. and friends will be received.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 14, 1947
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Simms, Scott

Body of Scott Simms, 17, Recovered
     Gallia County Coroner, Dr. Donald R. Warehime, has ruled accidental drowning in the death of Scott Simms, 17, Rt. 2, Crown City, whose body was found at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday in a farm pond near the James
Merry Stone Quarry in the Rodney area. Young Simms had not been seen since late Sunday evening when he had been swimming with friends at a party following the annual Gallia Academy High School graduation. His body was recovered in approximately 25 ft. of water by Bill Lively, a scuba diver from the Proctorville Fire Department. More than a dozen civil defense personnel and other interested volunteers helped in dragging operations Monday evening and Tuesday. Young Simms, a junior at Gallia Academy was recently elected president of the FFA.
     He is survived by his parents, Richard and Donita Cook Simms, two brothers, Richard Michael and Jeff; paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Lee Simms, Crown City, and maternal grandmother Mrs. Edna Cook of Rio
     Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the Grace United Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Hawks officiating. Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9. The body will lie in
state at the church one hour prior to the service.

The Daily Sentinel
June 9, 1971
Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason

Sims, Betty Jane  [Ashworth]

Young Woman Dies In Huntington
     Mrs. Betty Jane Sims, 16, wife of Everett Sims, Crown City, died at 10:55 p. m. Friday in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington. Daughter of Alfred and Nora Edmunds Ashworth, Crown City, she is survived by seven brothers and sisters and three grandparents.
     The body will be at the Ashworth home in Crown City after 7 p. m. today, and friends may call then. Funeral services will be held at 1 p. m. Monday in the Crown City Methodist Church, the Rev. Oma Williams officiating. Burial will be made by F. L. Stevers in Crown City Cemetery.

[Note: Nov. 13, 1930 – April 11, 1947; Age 16 yrs. 4 mos. 28 das.]

The Gallia Times
Saturday, April 12, 1947
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Simms, Stanley Robert

Succumbs At 3:45 O’Clock Tuesday P.M. At Holzer Hospital, Result of Crash
     Robert Simms, 17 year-old Gallia Academy High School grid player is dead. He succumbed at 3:45 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Holzer Hospital of a brain injury suffered early last Saturday morning in the automobile accident at Swan Creek which killed Bobby Lee Harrison.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grace Methodist Church, Rev. W. Scott Westerman officiating, with burial in Mound Hill cemetery by George J. Wetherholt and Sons.
Stanley Robert Simms’s 17th birthday anniversary would have been June 18.
     He was born in Middleport in 1927 to Florence Taylor Simms and Stanley Simms, who now reside at 526 Fourth Avenue. Besides his parents he is survived by six brothers and sisters; Charlotte, James, William, Jack, Mary Jane and Jesse. Three grandparents also survive; Mrs. Y. M. Cooley, Logan; and Mr. and Mrs. Jess Taylor, Jackson.
    Football had been Robert’s forte ever since he first entered GAHS. As a freshman, when he went out for football, he scrimmaged in the line against the varsity and the fashion in which he tore into the larger boys attracted the admiration of everybody.
    He had zest and spirit, and last year he played on the Blue Devil squad, taking part in several games during the football season and winning a reserve letter. He was a member of the Hi-Y having just been initiated a few days before the accident.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, April 26, 1944 , Page 6.
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner                                                                Top of Page

Simon, Louis Charles

Plan Graveside Rites Here Tuesday
     Graveside services for Louis Charles Simon, 81, who died Sunday at his home, 1451 Ashland Ave., Columbus, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Mound Hill Cemetery.
     He was a brother of Mrs. Nettie Lupton who died in 1943. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ethel Peters Simon, a son, Major L. J. Simon, Jr., a niece, Mrs. Arch Houstle, a nephew, John Lupton, and a grandson, Joseph Searle Simon.
     Columbus funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Schoedinger Chapel Columbus.

[Note: March 24, 1866 – March 22, 1947; Age 80 yrs. 11 mos. 28 das. He was the son of Charles & Elizabeth Krauss Simon. His occupation was a retired real estate dealer.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Monday, March 24, 1947
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Simpkins, Earl

Earl Simpkins Dead
     Earl Simpkins, 30, a former resident of this county, died Saturday at Middlesboro, Ky, and the funeral and burial were held Tuesday at St. Nicholas Church.  He leaves his wife, Mrs. Effie Simpkins, and three small children, his mother, Mrs. David Simpkins, of Columbus, a brother, Floyd of Dayton, and two sisters, Mrs. Sherman White of Gallipolis and Mrs. A. Moore of San Antonio, Texas.

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Sims, Anna E.

     Mrs. Anna Sims, 72, of Crown City, was pronounced dead on arrival Monday at a Gallipolis hospital after being stricken ill at home. Born in Huntington, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Belle Brown Sullivan and widow of Lewis Sims, who died in 1957.
     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Glenna Williams of Conneaut Lake, PA and Mrs. Edith Adkins of Gallipolis, a son Lewis of Proctorville, a brother Eugene Sullivan of Huntington, four sisters, Mrs. Nora Wiley of Columbus, Mrs. Lola Josselson, Mrs. Frances Harper and Mrs. Emma Beckett of Huntington; 5 grandchildren, one gr-grandchild, a step-daughter, Mrs. Artie Wood of Desert Hot Springs, CA.
     The body is at Hall Funeral Home in Proctorville, Services will be held there at 3 p.m. Thursday conducted by Rev. John Alley. Burial will be in Crown City Cemetery.

[Note: Annalize Sullivan Sims was born July 10, 1898]

Ironton Tribune
Oct. 19, 1971
Submitted by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Sims, Charles

Charles Sims Dead
Well Known Crown City Merchant Crosses Dark River
     Mr. Charles G. Sims, a prominent retired merchant of Crown City, died suddenly at the breakfast table Monday morning, Feb. 24, 1913, of heart trouble and past 80 years old.
     The funeral services were this afternoon at the M. E.Chruch. Tomorrow the remains will be brought to Bladen on the Bowyer and the interment will be beside his wife in Bethel church yard.
     He is survived by several sons and two daughters. The sons are A.G., W.P., Chas. R., E.H. Sims and daughters Mrs. L.E.Blake of Huntington, and Mrs. Charles Gatewood of Big Creek above Crown City. It is possible that he has one brother but of that we are not certain. He had been a merchant in Crown City for 30 years and enjoyed the respect and good will of all who knew him and was a fine man in every way.

[Note: Born: 1829 - Died: 1913]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 25, 1913
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Sims, Eliza

     Mrs. Eliza Sims, 83, a resident of Crown City, died at Holzer Hospital at 5:45 a.m. today.  She had been a hospital patient for five weeks, and her condition became critical yesterday. She was born in this county and was a lifelong resident.  She was born on Aug. 22, 1875, the daughter of the late Frank and Sarah Crothers Ours, and was the last of her family.  Mrs. Sims was married to Jesse G. Sims of Crown City [1 April 1894], and he preceded her in death in April 1947. There are seven daughters and two sons who survive that union: Iva Sims and Mrs. Arlie Collins of Huntington; Mrs. Myrtle McCoskey of Ona, W.Va; Mrs. Ina Caldwell, Mrs. Pearl Williams, Mrs. Opal Graham, Mrs.Jessie Mae Bills and Norris Sims, all of Crown City; and Ernest Sims of Cincinnati. There are 19 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren.
     She was a member of the Crown City Pilgrim Holiness Church. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Crown City Methodist Church. Rev. I. W. Carter, Rev. Edward Dunn and Rev. Oma Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Crown City Cemetery under the direction of the Stevers Funeral Home. Friends may call at the late home in Crown City after 5 p.m. today and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, November 7th, 1958
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Sims, Ernest O.

Ernest O. Sims
     Ernest O. Sims, 95, Crown City, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 1997 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, W.Va., following a traffic accident near Crown City. Born June 30, 1902 in Crown City, son of the late Jesse G. and Eliza Mae Ours Sims, he was a retired engineer for the Big Four Railroad in Cincinnati, and St. Luke’s Rollman’s Hospital in Cincinnati.
     Surviving are a daughter, Lillie Mae Nickoson of Cincinnati; a son, Virgil Ours of Cincinnati; four granddaughters and six great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Pearl Williams, Opal Graham and Jessie Mae Bills, all of Crown City. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nannie Bradley Sims; and by an infant daughter, two grandchildren, a great-grandson, a brother and four sisters.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, with the Rev. Richard Graham officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in St. John’s Cemetery, Cincinnati.

Unknown Newspaper
Abt. September 13, 1997
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Sims, J. Harry

     J. HARRY SIMS - Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today in Modesto, CA, for J. Harry Sims, aged 72, formerly of Youngstown, Ohio, who died at 9 p.m. Tuesday in city hospital there of complications from a broken hip.
     Born In Gallia County, Ohio, May 31, 1877, Mr. Sims was a son of John and Martha Hedges Sims. He came to Youngstown in 1923 and lived here until five years ago, moving to California. While here he was employed by Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. and was a member of Third Baptist Temple.
     Mr. Sims leaves his wife, the former Laura Richards, whom he married 44 years ago; two sons, Carl of Warren and Paul of Santa Cruz, CA; a daughter, Mrs. Earl Hensch of Poland; four grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Laura Cherrington, of Oak Hill, Ohio.
     The body will be brought back to Gallia County for burial.

Youngstown Vindicator
April 27, 1950 (Page 21, Col. 2)
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Sims, Jessie Gilbert

     Jessie Gilbert Sims was born [at] Trace Creek near Crown City, Ohio, December 22, 1873, died suddenly at his home in Crown City, Tuesday evening, April 15, 1947, at the age of 73 years, 3 months and 2[4] days.
He was a son of the late Burrel and Eliza Anne (Williams) and belonged to a family of pioneers who came to this locality many years ago.
     On April 1, 1894, Mr. Sims and Eliza May Ours were joined in marriage at Crown City, in the presence of Sheridan and Lyda Sheets, Mayor A. H. Trobridge, officiating. To this union were born nine children, all of whom with their mother, survive. The children are Miss Iva Sims, Mrs. Myrtle McCroskie and Mrs. Arley Collins, of Huntington; Ernest Sims, of Cincinnati; Mrs. Ina Caldwell, Mrs. Pearl Williams, Mrs. Opal Graham, Mrs. Jessie Mae Bills and Norris Sims, all of Crown City. Other surviving relatives are three brothers, Wilbert Sims and Harvey Sims of Crown City, Bertie Sims of Gallipolis, four sisters, Mrs. Lyda Beaver, of Huntington, Mrs. Janie Sewards, of Addison, Mrs. Ella Finch, of Patriot and Mrs. Effie Williams, of Gallipolis.
     Two sisters, Mrs. Emma Metcalf and Nellie Sims preceded their brother in death many years ago.
There are also nineteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren and other relatives.
     Prior to a year or more ago, Mr. Sims was actively engaged in various occupations such as farming, blacksmithing and other corresponding duties, in all of which he was a skillful workman. After his retirement from these arduous duties, Mr. Sims looked after his interests in real estate, which he owned in Crown City.
He was a good citizen and neighbor and his many village associates will sadly miss his presence among them.

Card of Thanks
     We wish to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks to our friends and neighbors for their kindness, sympathy and floral offerings during the illness and death of our husband and father, Jessie G. Sims. Special thanks to the singers, Reverend Heshman, Reverend Harding and Reverend Williams. The pallbearers and F. L. Stevens.
     Mrs. Eliza M. Sims and Family

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
About Tuesday, April 15, 1947
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Sims, Hattie

OBITUARY - "He giveth his beloved sleep"
     Mrs. Hattie Sims, wife of Charles R. Sims and daughter of Columbus Bowen, died in Crown City, Gallia County, Ohio, June 14, 1890; aged 20 years.
     She was converted when sixteen and was a member of the M.E. Church. She had such a sweet disposition that none knew her that did not love her. All that can be said of her is good. She leaves a husband and many friends to mourn their loss, but are comforted with the assurance of seeing her again.
She called on her friends to sing, "There is a spot to me more dear, etc.and after singing, a friend was speaking to her of the happiness in store for her and she said, "Oh, yes, there will be no parting, no pain, no death there and I shall see my dear little babe."
     Her sufferings were great but she bore them with patience to the end and despite her weakness and suffering, she tried to shout the praise of Him who gave His life for us.
     In parting with her young husband, who had been united to her less than a year she said, "How can I leave you so soon, but I am going where I trust we will be an unbroken family?" During her sickness she wanted him constantly by her side and with untiring devotion he, her sisters and her mother, watched by her night and day and attended to her many wants; but that watch is now ended. When the happy soul was taking its flight, she smiled a sweet angelic smile.
     Hattie has gone, no more will we hear her kind and gentle voice. The home circle is broken; her chair is vacant; and hearts are bleeding and sad, but she is enjoying sweet repose, all pains, fears, disappointments are forever past; sweet rest, joy and peace will be her everlasting portion..
                        A Friend

Gallipolis Journal
June 25, 1890
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                          Top of Page

Sims, Mrs. John

Mrs. John Sims Dead
     Mrs. John Sims of Centerpoint, aged about 80 years, died Thursday at two o'clock, following a stroke of paralysis that morning at seven a.m. The funeral was Saturday at the Emory Church in Jackson County.

Gallia Times
March 16, 1922
Transcribed by J. Farley

Sims, Katherine [Myers]

Katherine Sims Dies At Home
     GALLIPOLIS - Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday for Mrs. Katherine Myers Sims, 81, wife of Lewis W. Sims, who died at their home at 49 Cedar St. Friday after three months’ illness. The Rev. W. S. Westerman will be in charge of the services at the home and burial will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Mr. and Mrs. Sims had been married 63 years, and had lived for many years in Greenfield Township. Children surviving are Mrs. R. D. Gibbs, Gallipolis; Mrs. S. M. Evans, Portsmouth; L. D. and L. F. Sims, Oak Hill; Mrs. R. A. Calhoun, Burbank, Calif.; and Mrs. W. B. Taylor.

Athens Sunday Messenger
December 29, 1946
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Sims, Laura R. [Richards]

     MRS.HARRY SIMS - Mrs. Laura R. Sims, 81, formerly of Fourth St., Gallipolis, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Charlotte Nursing Home, Rock Creek.
     Mrs. Sims was born in Gallia County, April 17, 1884, a daughter of Daniel and Mary Tanner Richards. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gallipolis. Her husband, Harry, died in 1950.
     She leaves two sons, Carl A. of Ashtabula and Paul of Davis, CA; a daughter, Mrs. Earl J. Hensch of Poland; two brothers, Grover and Dwight Richards of Youngstown; a sister, Mrs. Mae Vaughn of California; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the church.

Younstown Vindicator
Feb. 4, 1966 (Page 24, column 2)
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page

Sims, Lewis Harvey

     Thursday morning, 31 January 1957, as the mists of the night faded away, and a new day was dawning, Lewis Harvey Sims quietly and peacefully slipped away to live with Jesus, in a land of fadeless beauty where the sun never sets, and the leaves never fade, in the Beautiful City of God. He was the son of the late Burl and Eliza Ann (Williams) Sims. He was born near Crown City on November 1st 1881 [sic] . . .being at the time of his death 75 years and 3 months of age. He leaves to mourn their loss the widow, Mrs. Anna (Sullivan) Sims, three daughters, Mrs. Clinton Wood of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Bernard Williams, and Mrs. Leroy Adkins, both of Conneaut Lake, PA; one son, Lewis Sims of Miller OH, 7 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one brother Wilbert Sims of Crown City, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Carl Finch of Marion, OH, Mrs. Homer Beaver, Huntington WV, and Mrs. Eliza Williams of Gallipolis, and a host of relatives and friends. Three brothers and sisters preceded him in death. May we not weep as those who have no hope for our loss is Heaven's gain.
     Several years ago, "Harve" as he was so Familiarly known, gave his heart to God and lived an exemplary life and was ever found at his post of duty. Faithful and loyal to the cause of Christ, earnestly contending for the Faith that was once delivered to the Saints. He attended church and Sunday School regularly at the Guyan Holiness Tabernacle and on last Sunday he occupied his seat in the Sunday School class and sang in the Choir but was suddenly stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage and never regained consciousness. His courage and patience in his suffering was wonderful and he endured as seeing the invisible.

Dear Father is sleeping, so free from all pain;
Awake him not, sweet spirit, to suffer again
He's sleeping so peacefully, oh let him sleep on
His suffering is ended, his troubles all gone
Oh think what he suffered, so feeble with pain
Through the long weary nights, we soothed him in vain
Til God in his mercy sent his messenger of love
And took him from us, to dwell up above.

[Note: Birth date from probate records: Gallia County Births. Lewis H. Sims, b. 15 November 1882 in Gallia Co. OH to Burnell and Eliza A. (Williams) Sims]

Submitted by Eva Swain Hughes
From family records

Sims, Mary Ann [Small]

     Mrs. Mary Ann Sims, wife of Mr. Charles O. Sims of Crown City, died Monday evening, October 17, 1910
The funeral services will be conducted at Bethel, Ohio township, by Rev. Mr. Watts of Crown City, and the burial at the same place, from Crown City. Mrs. Sims is survived by husband and sons A. G., C. R., W. P. and E. H. Sims and daughters, Mrs. Charles Gatewood and Mrs. L. E.. Blake all of Crown City. Mrs. Sims had been ill for several months with a complication of troubles and being 76 years old the infirmities of age added to her sickness.
     There were eight in her father’s family, she being the eldest daughter. Of these she is survived by sisters, Mrs. W. G. Parmley of Bladen, and Mrs. Elmore Johnson, of Canton, and brothers Messrs. Scott Small of Huntington, and Capt. Charles B. Small of Gallipolis.
     Mrs. Sims was born in Pittsburg in 1834, and was united in marriage with Mr. Sims I 1862, and became a resident of Crown City in 1870, and has resided there ever since. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for a great many years and lived a devoted Christian life. She was of a beautiful and amiable disposition, which endeared her to all relatives and friends.
     She was distinguished for her hospitality and charitableness to every one and was a devoted wife, mother and sister and her death had brought great sorrow to them and to all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance, and the family will have the sympathy of all in their bereavement especially her aged companion who is now 81 years old and bereft of her sweet companionship that has been his comfort and solace for nearly fifty years. And who has always been one of the prominent pushing and highly esteemed citizens of his little …

[Note: Born 1837 burial was at Bethel Cemetery. Cemetery record shows name as Mary Simms.]

Unknown publication & date
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden

Sims, William Sherman

Guyan Native Dies
     William Sherman Sims, 67, a native of Guyan Twp. And a veteran of World War I, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday [9 Sept. 1962] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Hineman in Columbus. Mr. Sims has been in failing health for several years. He was a retired employee of the Union Sand and Gravel Co.
He was born on June 2, 1895, the son of the late James and Louisa Brumfield Sims. Most of his lifetime was spent in the Crown City area. He was married to the former Marie Johnson, who preceded him in death in 1959.
     Four sons and a daughter, who survive are Herman, assistant lockmaster at the Gallipolis Dam and a resident of Hogsett, WV, Myron Dale of Fort Knox Ky., Everett of Eureka Star Rt., Bobby Lee of Hillards and Mrs. James (Kathleen) Hineman with whom he made his home. A brother and three sisters who survive are Cluster Sims, Mrs. Emma Chapman, Mrs. Alta Carter and Mrs. Nona Hemphill all of Huntington.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Crown City Methodist Church. Rev. Oma Williams will officiate and burial will be in the Crown city cemetery under the direction of F. L. Stevers Funeral Home. The body will lie in state for one hour at the church prior to the service. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

Scrapbook clipping from a Gallipolis newspaper.
Mary James

Sinclair, Justine [Onderdonk]

Death of Mrs. Sinclair
     Mrs. Joseph Mullineux received a telegram Tuesday from R. P. Aleshire stating that Mrs. Justine Sinclair died Sunday night, April 19, 1908, at Brooklyn, N. Y. She was the daughter of William and Virgie Onderdonk Fullerton and lived here several years and was a very popular society girl.
     Since her marriage, Mrs. Sinclair has resided in Shenely, Pa., her husband having large business interests there. Her funeral occurred Wednesday afternoon at 137 Amity Street. The cause of her death is not known, but will be mourned by a large circle of friends.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, April 24, 1908
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                 Top of Page

Singer, Egnatz

     The sad death of Egnatz Singer occurred on Christmas Eve near Rodney, O., by his car turning over in a short turn in the road. He was driving a 1926 model Ford touring car. He had gone out about Rio Grande in search for a man that had lived close to his home for about four years, who was supposed to have had an accident with his car. Mr. Singer left his home on Second avenue a little after 9 o’ clock. In the car turning his neck was broken.
     He was born in Berlin, Germany, and was the youngest child of Mary and Frank Singer. He came to this country in 1908 and was a tailor. He worked for a number of years for C. V. Gentry, merchant tailor. While there he met Henry Etta Harmon of Gallipolis, O., and in Sept. 1910 they were married in Ironton, O. He leaves his wife and friends to mourn his loss, and one sister living in Austria. It is not known that his sister still lives. He was about forty years of age and was a member of C. F.
     Mr. Singer was well liked by all that knew him. He was always willing and ready to help anyone in need that he could help and his death was a shock to all.
     Burial at Pine St. Tuesday 2 p.m.

Gallia Times
December 29, 1925
Transcribed by Harrison Christensen

Singleton, Albert

     Mr. and Mrs. John Singleton’s 8 months old baby boy, Alfred, died Monday morning of congestion of the brain. The funeral was at the home Tuesday, burial following at Mound Hill Cemetery by Hayward & Son. This is the second baby lost by the family in the past year and they will have the sympathy of the public in their affliction.

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

Singleton, Josephine [Diggins]

Josephine Singleton Dies
     Mrs. Josephine Singleton, wife of the late John Singleton, passed away early Thursday morning at her home, 109 Pine Street, following a short illness. Before her marriage, her name was Diggins and she had been a resident of Gallipolis all her life. Surviving Mrs. Singleton are twelve children; John, Lee, Fred, Lawrence, Will, Wayne, Lottie Lucille, Bertie, Genevieve, Stella and Mollie. Funeral arrangements which are in charge of A. E. Tope were not completed, pending the arrival of relatives.

[Note: 3/16/1873 - 2/27/1930 56 yrs. 11 mos., 10 das. d/o Andrew & Judith Angel Diggins Per death cert.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 27, 1930
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Sisson, Annie E.

     Died, on the 6th day of October, 1862, of diptheria, Annie E. Sisson, daughter of Robert and Mary Sisson, aged 7 years, 9 months, and 6 days.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 30, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Sisson, Charlotte Belle

     Died on Saturday, the 11th inst., at six o'clock in the evening, Charlotte Belle, daughter of Robert K. and Mary A. Sisson, aged 2 years, 10 months, and 11 days.

The Gallipolis Journal
January 16, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Sisson, Dale

     Dale Sisson, 79, Rt. 1, Cheshire, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday in Holzer Medical Center. Born Aug. 15, 1905, in Cheshire Township, Gallia County, son of the late John Carl and Helen Fife Sisson, he mined coal and operated a store. A World War II veteran, he was a member of Americal Legion Lafayette Post 27, Gallipolis, the DAV Chapter in Pomeroy and the Gallia County Senior Citizens organzation. He married Mary Bradbury, who survives, on Jan. 9, 1945.
     Also surviving ar etwo brothers, Fred Sisson and Waysne Sisson, both of Cheshire; two sisters, Mrs. Marvin (Grace) Thomas of Cheshire, and Mrs. Perry (Hazel) Ralph of Morral, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and two stepchildren Jean Schuler of Portland, and Gertrude Sabins of Marysville.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Miller's Home for Funerals in the former Warehime Funeral Home, with the Rev. C.J. Lemley officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday.
     Graveside military rites will be conducted by American Legion Lafayette Post 27. Pallbearers will be nephews Robert Sisson, Richard Sisson, Mike Schubert, Richard Bradbury, Robert Hart and David Thomas.

Gallipolis Tribune
April 22, 1985
Transcribed by J. Farley

Sisson, Elizabeth Betty [Mulford]

     Mrs. Oscar Sisson died week ago Sunday of typhoid fever and pneumonia. The funeral was held the following Tuesday at Little Kyger Christian Church. Burial at Gravel Hill Cemetery.
     She leaves a husband and eight children to mourn their loss. She was sick about two weeks. She was a woman held in high esteem by those who knew her.

[Note: Sept. 28, 1861 – Feb. 9, 1896; Age 34 yrs. 7 mos. 26 das.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 4)
Cheshire Up To Date News
Thursday, February 20, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Sisson, Frank J.

Body is Found in Mine
    GALLIPOLIS, O. Dec. 26--Frank J. Sisson, 48, Gallia County farmer, was found dead in an old coal mine today, the top of his head blown off by a shot. He was buried under a fall of slate. He disappeared seven weeks ago.

The Times Recorder (Zanesville, Ohio)
December 27, 1930
Submitted by Teresa Herrmann
Columbus, Ohio                                                                                         Top of Page

Sisson, John

Death of Mr. Sisson
     Mr. John Sisson, of Cheshire, whose critical illness was mentioned last week, died Sunday morning. He was the father of Mrs. Susan Shafer of this city and past 90 years old. The funeral will be conducted at 10 o'clock Tuesday by Rev. W.J. Fulton. We will have more particulars later.

[Note: Buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire Township. Born Aug. 12, 1826; died Jan. 8, 1911]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan. 9, 1911

Sisson, John

     John Sisson was born Aug.. 12, 1826; died Jan. 8, 1911, aged 84 years, 4 months and 26 days. He was united in marriage to Mary McCarty, Aug. 2, 1846.
     To this union were born eight children; three sons and five daughters. His wife and two sons have preceded him to the better land. His wife died Dec. 3, 1884. One son, John Franklin died in infancy. The youngest son, Alex, died March 3, 1910 at his home at Kingsdom, KA. The surviving children are Mrs. Susan Shuler of Gallipolis, Ohio; Mrs. Viola Scott of Ford, KA; Mrs. Alice Thompson of Chillicothe, Ohio; Mrs. Mary E. Thompson and Oscar Sisson, living near here and Miss Lola, who has so faithfully attended to his every need. Besides these he leaves thirty-three grandchildren and thirty-eight great-grandchildren and a large circle of friends.
     He was a son of Giles and Mary Sisson. His father was born in Vermont and reared in New York, coming to Ohio when a young man. He married here and had two sons, John and Alex. There was also a large family of half-brothers and sisters and this is the last one of the family.
     The funeral services were held Tuesday forenoon at the Cheshire Baptist Church conducted by Rev. W. J. Fulton of Rio Grande. Burial at Gravel Hill Cemetery by Undertaker DeMaine.
     In the spring of 1856, he was baptized by Elder Goodwin Evans and united with the First Kyger Freewill Baptist Church. He died having the Christian faith for life. He was a good friend and neighbor and a father to the fatherless.
     He was a cheerful disposition and never murmured or complained during his many years of suffering. He left evidence that he has exchanged the sufferings and sorrows of this world for the joys of Heaven.
All of the children except Mrs. Charley Scott were at his bedside at the last and did what they could to relieve his sufferings.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Jan. 13, 1911
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                          Top of Page

Sisson, John

     Died, in Gallipolis, on the 26th day of September, of diptheria, John R. Sisson, son of Robert and Mary Sisson, aged 11 months and 19 days.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 30, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Sisson, Mary

     Died, in Porter, on the 28th of Jan., Mary, only daughter of Dr. N. B. and Lucelvia B. Sisson, aged 9 months, 1 week and 3 days.

"We know 'tis well with thee, sweet one,
For Christ such infants blessed;
And, while we sorrow, we will hope
With Him and thee to rest."

The Gallipolis Journal
February 10, 1853
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Sisson, Mary Ann

Death of Mrs. Sisson
     Mrs. M. H. Sisson, whose illness at Pittsburg, with pneumonia, has been mentioned, passed away at one o’clock this Saturday morning. Her remains will be brought down on the Virginia Sunday night, and be taken charge of here by Hayward & Son. The funeral services will be conducted at the M. E. Church Monday at 2 p.m., the burial following at Mound Hill.
     Mrs. Sisson was a fine old lady with many friends and is a sister of Mrs. J. D. Hathaway of this city. Her relatives will have the sincere condolence of all in their loss.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Saturday, January 4, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

     Mrs. M.A. Sisson, sister of Mrs. J. D. Hathaway,died at the home of her son Will in Pittsburgh, Pa., of pneumonia, last Saturday morning. The remains arrived here on the Virginia early Monday morning, accompanied by Mr. Will Sisson and Miss Mary Graham. Funeral services were conducted from the M.E.Church monday afternoon, by Revs. P.A.Baker and J.W. Dillon. Interment at Mound Hill Cemetery by Hayward & Son.      Mrs. Sisson was the widow of the late Robert Sisson, and 73 years of age. Three sons, Will, Tom and Frank, are left to mourn their loss. She was a member of the M.E. Church here, and a consistent worker. A host of friends sympathize with the stricken relatives in their bereavement.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Jan. 11, 1896
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Sisson, Mary B. Rupe [Bradbury]

Mary B. Sisson
     Mary B. Sisson, 96, Marysville, formerly of Kyger, died Friday, Jan. 5, 1996 in Heartland Nursing Home, Marysville. Born Oct. 6, 1899 in Kyger, daughter of the late Allie and Flora Jenkins Bradbury, she was a lifetime member of the Kyger United Methodist Church, where whe served as pianist for 50 years. She was an active volunteer with the Gallia County Senior Citizens and a past matron of the Cheshire Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.
     She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Rupe, in 1935; her second husband, Dale Sisson, whom she married Jan. 9, 1945, on April 21, 1985; a son, Wade Rupe, on April 27, 1979; a sister Helen; and six brothers, Comer Bradbury in November 1995, and Wyman Bradbury, Bion Bradbury, Phil Bradbury, Clyde Bradbury and Tom Bradbury.
     Surviving are two daughters, Gert (Jeff) Savins of Marysville, and Jean Schuler of Chester; a daughter-in-law, Rosa Mae Rupe of Crooksville; 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and some great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Louise Roush and Lucille Mulford, both of Cheshire.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, with the Rev. O.G. Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call at the chapel from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kyger United Methodist Church.

Gallipolis Tribune
January 1996
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                               Top of Page

Sisson, Oscar

Oscar Sisson, 86, Dies At Marion
Funeral Is Set For 1 Friday P. M. At Cheshire
     Oscar Sisson, most of whose 86 years were spent in Cheshire Twp., died Wednesday at his home in Marion. He and family moved to that city from Turkey Run about five years ago and he had been in poor health a long time.
     Funeral services will be held at the Cheshire Baptist Church at 1 o’clock Friday, with Rev. Ralph Zundell in charge. Burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery.
     Mr. Sisson is survived by his wife, who was Haley Mulford, a sister of George Mulford of Cheshire. Surviving children are George, Virgil, Roy and Mrs. Grace Kinder of Marion, and Mrs. Mary Gordon and Delton Sisson of Pennsylvania. Miss Lola Sisson, Cheshire, is a sister of the decedent and Misses Leola and Margaret Shuler of Gallipolis are nieces.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, Dec. 10, 1942
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Sisson, Sarah [Grant]

Aged Lady Passes
     Mrs. Sarah Grant Sisson, who has relatives in this county, passed away at her home in Columbus Sunday. Deceased was the widow of the late W. H. H. Sisson who was a former Treasurer of Gallia County and well known here. Her remains will be brought here on the noon Hocking Valley Tuesday and be interred in Pine Street cemetery immediately following the arrival. Short services will be held at the grave by Rev. A. H. Beardsley of the Methodist Church.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 29, 1927
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Sisson, Sarah Matilda

     BIDWELL - Our citizens were shocked this Monday morning to hear of the sudden death of Miss Sarah Matilda Sisson of Porter Sunday evening. Although not enjoying the best of health, Miss Sisson’s death was not expected at this time.
     She was a highly esteemed Christian lady, born and raised and lived nearly all her life in Porter. She was a daughter of the late Dr. N. B. Sisson and Miranda Payne, a full sister of Henry Sisson, deceased, and Ben W. Sisson of Washington, D. C. She was aged about 69 years. Funeral arrangements not known at this writing.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Thursday, January 18, 1912
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Sisson, Stephen

     Stephen Sisson was born in Otsogo County, New York, Jan. 10, 1795 and died at Porter, Gallia County, Ohio, May 30, 1883 at the good old age of 84 years. His father died when he, the second child, was 11 years old. There were six children left. In the year 1817 the subject of this sketch came to Gallia County. Two years thereafter he returned to New York and brought those who were left of his father's family to Ohio with him. During this visit to his native state Mr. Sisson with all his brothers and sisters joined the Methodist Protestant Church.
     In 1819, Sept. 12, he was united in married with Matilda Varlan, by Rev. Gould who was at that time Pastor of the Presbyterian congregation in Gallipolis. Of this union there were born four children, two of whom are still living, one Dr. N.W. Sisson, well known in business and political circles throughout this and adjoining counties.
     Mrs. Sisson died in the year 1828. Her husband married again, but the second wife lived but a short time and in 1836 he was married to her who now in her loneliness and age mourns his loss. Of the five children who were born of this union, but two are living, Benjamin, now in the Government employ at Washington and Matilda, who has for years faithfully and kindly served her aged parents in their home.
     Soon after father Sisson's arrival in Gallia County he united with the M.E. Church at Bethel, one of the oldest Methodist Societies in Southern Ohio. For some time he was class leader in this society and as such is remembered with kind regard by the few elderly people who yet linger on the shores of time and even the children have been taught to respect and love this aged servant of God and the church. For many years he also sustained the relation of Exhorter" in the church of his choice and in this office did faithful, sufficient work as long as bodily health permitted.
     As a Christian man, father Sisson was one of the comparatively few who commanded the respect and confidence of all who knew him. In business, politics and religion he was in a commendable sense a "stalwart" a man of firm convictions and equal devotion to them. He possessed not only negative virtues but positive. He was among the early opponents of slavery and was in party affiliation a Republican from the organization of the party to the time of his death.
     But the end has come. This aged citizen and Christian has left his adopted country, in which he spent 66 years of his life and the church Militant for the fair plains of light and the church triumphant. While many of his fellow citizens were gratefully strewing their flowers upon the graves of the loyal and brave dead, his ransomed spirit went to join in their rejoicing in the world above. The funeral services were conducted by the writer in the presence of a large company of neighbors and friends.

"Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare's past'
The battle's fought, the race is won,
And thou are crowned at last."

[Note: Burial Fairview(Long) Cemetery in Springfield Township]

Gallipolis Journal
June 21, 1883
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                          Top of Page

Skaggs, Edwin

Pfc. Edwin Skaggs Gives Life For Wounded Fellow UN Soldier
Body Arrives Today; Funeral Set
     With full military honors scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Sunday during his funeral in the White Oak Baptist Church for Pfc. Edwin Skaggs, it was learned today that the Gallia County soldier gave his life for a friend. It was April 18 on the battlefront in North Korea just over the 38th Parallel that 21-year-old Edwin Skaggs saw a fellow soldier seriously wounded. Twice in the same action, Edwin himself had been wounded, but his wounds were not as serious as the other fellow’s. Skaggs went to the assistance of the other man when a mortar shell struck Skaggs in the side of the head. Death was instant.

To Arrive Today

     This hero’s body, accompanied by his brother, Pvt. Arnold Skaggs, an official military escort, was scheduled to arrive at 4:25 p.m. today at Pt. Pleasant from Oakland, Cal. Arnold Skaggs had been serving in Korea, and has another brother, Pvt. Ernest G. Skaggs, still in the war zone. The coffin will be taken to the C. J. Waugh Funeral Home, where friends may call until 10 a.m. Saturday. Then the body will be taken to the home of the soldier’s parents, The Rev. Brack Skaggs and Mrs. Maggie Hatfield Skaggs, Rt. 1, Gallipolis (on the White Oak Rd. between Porter and Addison). Friends may call there until hour of the funeral.

Born in Kentucky
Edwin Skaggs was born Feb. 22, 1932, in Lowmansville, Ky., whence he and his parents and the remainder of his family came six years ago to their Gallia County farm. He had worked at the state employment center as a clerk in Columbus, where for two years he had been a member of the Ohio National Guard, until he was sent to Camp Polk, La. in 1951. Skaggs was shipped to Korea in December, 1952, serving overseas for five months with Co. F. 17th Infantry regiment. He was engaged to marry Miss Lucille Sagraves, Columbus.

Member Of Quartet

     Before he went to Columbus, Skaggs was converted to Christianity while attending a revival at Addison conducted by the Rev. Earl Cremeens, and he joined the White Oak Baptist Church, of which his father is pastor. He also became a member of the Skaggs quartet. The Lemley quartet will sing during the last rites of Pfc. Edwin Skaggs and there will be two officiating ministers; the Rev. Bruce Daniels, Kerz, Ky., and the Rev. Fred Evans, Columbus. Pallbearers will be chosen from members of Ward Poling Post 6515 and Gallia County Post 4464, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the two posts collaborating in putting on the military rites.
     Besides his parents and two soldier-brothers, decedent is survived by his grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenis Hatfield, Lowmansville, Ky., and these brothers and sisters, the Rev. Herman Skaggs, Lower River Rd.; Mrs. Walter (Anna Lee) Borders, Columbus; Floyd, Rosetta, Eunice, Deen, and Marvin Ray, at home. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, June 26, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Skaggs, Margaret 

Death of Mrs. Skaggs
     Mrs. Margaret Skaggs died at Pittsburg April 14th and the remains were brought here Tuesday evening and met at the depot by Wetherholt who conveyed them to their establishment on Court Street.
Mrs. Skaggs was a sister of Mrs. John Clendenin of this city and Mrs. W. P. McCune of Pittsburg. She was in her 54th year and had been ill for some time.
     The burial service was conducted by Rev. H. H. Lewis followed by interment at Mound Hill by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 19, 1907 
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                     Top of Page 

Skees, Edward

Mr. Edward Skees Dead
     Mr. Edward Skees, born in Washington, Pa., and coming to this city when 23 and carrying on the furniture and undertaking business for the rest of his life up to five years ago, died at the home of his son Charles in Charleston Sunday morning, aged 72.
     He had been an invalid for a long time. His son Charles and family and son Elmer accompanied the remains here, arriving on the early K. & M. train. They were met by Undertaker Wetherholt and conveyed to Mound Hill cemetery and hurried beside his wife, who preceded him in March 1889. Brief burial services were conducted at the cemetery by Rev. L. L. Magee, Charley and family and Elmer returning home this afternoon. Mrs. Skees, beside whom he was buried, was a daughter of the late Squire Williams, of this city and was a sister of Messrs. Leonard and Matthew Williams.
     Mr. Skees' trouble was rheumatism for perhaps 10 years. Last Friday he suffered from a stroke of apoplexy, and from that he died. He belonged to no orders but had many friends here. His sons are prosperous and after becoming and invalid he sold out all his property here and went there to make his home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 30, 1900
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark

Skees, Malcrum J.

Malcrum J. Skees
     Malcrum J. Skees, the subject of this notice, was born of Edward and Mary J. Skees, Sept. 30, 1855. March 17, 1885, God reclaimed the spirt from its earthly setting and set it amidst His hosts. Malcrum had a brain as clear as the ring of skated ice. Generous, witty, bright as a sun ray, he had such social qualities as distinguished him as a companion and impressed such remembrances of social intercourse as one would wish to see on canvas. If the thirty short years of his existence had been spent to no other purpose than his initiation into Christianity, he had lived well.
     On March 6, 1885, the warm beam of the Infinite found his soul and melted the barnacles of earth from about it. It was a Rembrandt inspiration and when brush and oil shall become impalpable dust, then one has only caught the millionth part of the fullness of His picture as he lay triumphantly proclaiming his adoptions as a child of the King and every wave of light from it will pass into the infinitesmal wavelet of the generations of man. Not a sentiment is lost. Probably no man ever made a cooler disposition of his dust. The conception of death to him was a bright birth, an exchange of moment of fickle earth for life of such beauty as he foretasted in his death-bed dreams. Fully conscious of the separation of the tinsel and play of breath and the undefined sensation of having been and to be, he called those about him whom he wished to see again. As quietly as the infant's slumber he left oath.
     The remains were interred in Mound Hill Cemetery and the casket lowered under the spiritual guidance of the Rev. W.H. Lewis, of the M.E. Church, who had led him to the better life.

Gallipolis Paper
March 17, 1885
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Skees, Mary Jane

Death of Mrs. Skees    
Mrs. Mary Jane Skees, wife of Mr. Edward Skees, whose ill health we had previously mentioned, passed peacefully to her eternal home at about nine o’clock Sunday morning, surrounded by her grief-stricken family and sympathizing friends and neighbors.
     Her funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. V. B. Euans [Evans] at her late residence on Grape Street, Tuesday afternoon, her burial following at Mound Hill, by Wetherholt.
     An obituary notice, prepared by Rev. Euans, [Evans] of the M. E. Church, and of which church she was an honored member for years, appears in another place, with fuller details, but we cannot refrain from saying, at the risk of repetition, that Mrs. Skees was a truly good self-sacrificing woman for whom we always had the kindest regard. Her heart was one of those that reached out in tender sympathy for those who needed sympathy. She was highly intelligent, too, and was gifted with a grace of expression enjoyed by but few, and she used her powers for the good of those around her.

                “Out on the sea whose other shore
           Lies in the land of Evermore--
           Her bark has sailed;
           The skies are blue, the waves are still,
           There are no clouds portending ill--
           Her bark has sailed.
           Rest to her tired head and hands
           Peace in the unknown, untried lands--
           Her bark has sailed;
           After her over the purple sea
           The loved and the left gaze wistfully--
           Her bark has sailed.
           They would not call her back, and yet
           Their eyes with bitter tears are wet--

           Her bark has sailed."

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 27, 1889
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron