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

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

Car-Cav   Ch-Ci   Cl-Cof   Coh-Cov  Cow-Cy   D-Day   De-Dy   E-El   Em-Ew 

F-Fo   Fr-Fu   G-Gl   Go-Gu  H-Hap   Har-Haz   He-Hol   Hoo-Hu   I   J-Joh  

Jol-Ju   K   L-Law   Lay-Lev   Lew-Ly   M-Mau   Max-McC   McD-Me   Mi-Mit      

Mo-My   N   O   P-Ph   Pi-Py   Q   R-Rich   Rick-Rob   Roc-Rou   Row-Ru  

  S-Sch   Sco-Shee   Shel-Ske   Ski-Smi   Smo-Stor   Stou-Sy   T-Thom      

Thor-Ty   U   V   W-Ward   Ware-Wau   We-Wilk   Will-Win   Wis-Wy   X   Y   Z

Ufermann, August

Death of A. Ufermann
     Mr. August Ufermann, whose attempted suicide Monday morning has already been given to the public, died from the effect of his wounds at 11 o’clock Tuesday evening, November 5, 1895. The funeral services will be conducted from his late residence Thursday at 2:30 p.m., by Rev. W. E. I. d’Argent. The burial will be conducted by Hayward & Son at Mound Hill.
     Mr. Ufermann was born at Hanover, Germany, April 4, 1831, and was consequently in his 65th year. He came to the United States in 1853, settling in Pittsburgh. He was a saddler by trade and followed his business there until 1855, when he went to Barboursville, W. Va. From there he went to Charleston, W. Va., in 1858 and was there married May 16, 1861, to Mrs. Catherine Gebhart, a widow lady with five children. He continued in business there and two sons were born unto him, both of whom died in infancy.
     While there he bought an interest in the late Joseph Blickle’s tannery of this place and in 1872 came to Gallipolis. He and Mr. Blickle continued the tannery business together for some time, in the meantime buying out the tannery of the late H. H. Jones. Mr. Blickle died, and in January 1894, he retired from business, because of ill health, and later on sold out to Mr. Chris Mack, the present proprietor. However, he had in the meantime bought out the large shoe factory in the old woolen mill which was destroyed by fire.
     He was very successful in business and accumulated a large estate. His wife died about fifteen months ago. He serviced two terms in the City Council, was a member of the Board of Trade, and regarded by the business world as a sound, level headed man, honorable and upright, whose word was as good as his bond.
     By his step-children, he was regarded with love and respect and they say he could not have been better to them had he been their own father. He leaves four of these—Mrs. Mary M. Watkins, Mr. H. L. Gebhart, of Charleston and Mrs. Geo. Cook, and Miss Laura Gebhart of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. Gustave Vollborn, of Rodney and Miss Augusta Ufermann of this city, all of whom speak of him with the kindest words of respect.

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

Uferman, Frances

Death of Miss Frances Ufferman
     The many friends of Miss Frances Ufferman were shocked Tuesday morning when they heard she had become seriously ill with heart trouble Monday and was taken to the Holzer Hospital where she died Tuesday morning, December 8, 1925, at the age of 72 years.
     Miss Ufferman was born in New York City, the daughter of Carl Ufferman. She had spent the summer here caring for her aunt, Miss Gusta Ufferman, who died two weeks ago. She leaves an aunt Mrs. Vollborn and several cousins and a host of friends.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. by Rev. Glenn at the Presbyterian church with burial at Mound Hill by Geo. J. Wetherholt and Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, December 9, 1925
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Ufferman, Augusta

Gallipolis Resident Reached Good Age
Miss Augusta Ufferman Passed Away On Thanksgiving—Funeral was Sunday
     Miss Augusta Ufferman passed away at her home in this city Thanksgiving evening after long illness aged 82 years. She had lived in Gallipolis for 63 years. Miss Ufferman was a highly respected German woman, and a member of the Lutheran church since girlhood.
     She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Gustave Vollborn, two nieces, Miss Frances Ufferman and Mrs. James A. Jackson, and a nephew, Carl Vollborn of Bidwell.
     Funeral services were held Sunday, interment following in Mound Hill Cemetery.

Gallia Times
Thursday, December 3, 1925
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Uhrig,, Amelia A.  [Weibert]

Death of Mrs. Uhrig
     The sudden death of Mrs. Amelia A. Uhrig, a widow of the late Adam Uhrig, that occurred between eight and nine o’ clock Wednesday evening, February 21st, 1894, cast  a gloom all over the city as it became known this morning. No lady in all  this city was better known than this most estimable lady was. By the poor and friendless she was held in especial esteem. She was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal church, of the Ladies’ Aid Society and of the Woman’s Relief Corps, and her whole life has been marked and made prominent by her good works, and the final departure of all such is inexpressibly sad and will be to the end of things.
     Mrs. Uhrig was the daughter of Mr. C. C. Weibert, a retired and enterprising citizen, who survives her, with a widowed sister- Mrs. Joseph Blickle, and her own family, consisting of Mrs. David Roberts, of the Lancaster Industrial school, Charles W. Uhrig, the jeweler, Annie and Rosie Uhrig, and Herman Uhrig, the youngest.
     Mrs. Uhrig had a severe  attack of la grippe last fall from which she never recovered. She and the family thought it had affected one of her lungs, and while she complained a good deal of distress in her breast she went about nearly as usual. Very recently however, she had been led to believe the trouble was not of her lung but of her heart. Wednesday she complained a good deal. Wednesday afternoon she spent with her neighbor, Mrs. C. W. Stone, and spoke of it there. She and the family had been invited to spend the evening at Mrs. James Mullineux’s on Maple Avenue, and after supper was over and dining table cleared and the dishes put away, at which she assisted, a cab was called for her and Annie, but when it came she felt so bad, she gave it out and Annie remained at home with her. About seven o’ clock she became greatly distressed and Dr. Hanson was called and made examination of her breast and told her he detected slight trouble about her heart, and that he would prepare something at the drug store and have it sent down to her, but when the medicine came she had breathed her last. 
     After the departure of the doctor she seemed to grow rapidly worse, and sank into a chair in the sitting room. Her daughter now thoroughly alarmed, called in Mrs. Dr. Lupton. Mrs. W. S. Hanson was also called, and Dr. Hanson, Dr. Sanns and Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Minturn. She was gently laid upon the floor and everything that excited Ingenuity could devise was done, but in a few minutes her spirit? had fled.

[Note: She is buried in Mound Hill Cemetery in Gallipolis Township.]

Gallipolis Journal
July 24, 1894
Transcribed by Harrison Christensen

Uhrig, Anna G.

Anna G. Uhrig Dies Suddenly At Norwood, Ohio

     Mrs. Anna Uhrig, widow of William Uhrig, died suddenly of a stroke of apoplexy at her home at 1959 Cleneay Avenue in Norwood Wednesday afternoon. The news of her passing came to her youngest sister, Mr. J. Harley Bovie, who had visited at the Uhrig home a few weeks ago. Mrs. Henry Worman of this city was the oldest of the sisters. Mrs. Uhrig was born in Cincinnati but was reared here, being a daughter of the late Ernest A. and Anna Geisler.

5 Sisters Survive
     Her husband died about 14 years ago and she is survived by one son, Charles I. Uhrig, a banker, living in Charleston. She is survived by a brother and three sisters in addition to the two already named: Will Geisler, Cincinnati; Mrs. C.C. Mack, Delaware and Gallipolis; Mrs. Ed Copeland, Webster Grove, near St. Louis and Mrs. Tillie Pfeuffer, Michigan City, IN.
     Interment will be made in Spring Grove Cemetery.
     Mrs. Uhrig is remembered here as an attractive, charming woman, who found life worth while and who won the esteem and affection of those with whom she came in contact.
     Mr and Mrs. Bovie left this forenoon for Cincinnati. C.C. Mack accompanied them as far as Chillicothe. There Mrs. Mack was to join the Bovies, while Mr. Mack was to go on to Columbus with his son.

[Note: Death Certificate: born Sept. 18, 1868, died May 16, 1934; aged 65 years, 7 months and 28 days. Parents: Ernest Geisler and Anna Steigert--both born Germany]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 17, 1934
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Uhrig, Charles

Death of Chas. W. Uhrig
Dies Suddenly Thursday Morning in Texas
     Mr. Blaine Thomas, in the employ of Mr. Charles Uhrig, at El Paso, Texas, wired Mr. Sherwood A. Moore, brother-in-law of Mr. Charles Uhrig, here this morning, the sad intelligence of the sudden and unexpected death of Mr. Charles W. Uhrig, a Gallipolis citizen of wide and excellent repute, who left us in 1890 for the benefit of his health.
     The news was quite shocking to close friends here, as it was supposed generally that he was in good health. Only yesterday Mr. Herman Uhrig received a letter from him in which he spoke of feeling all right, and some of his folks also received a letter yesterday from his wife, and no mention was made of ill health.
It must have been heart trouble, apoplexy or hemmorhage that carried him off.
     He was the son of the late Adam Uhrig and Amelia Wiebert, and is survived by his wife and brother Herman of this city and sisters Mrs. F.W. Wessenberg, Mrs. D.E. Roberts of Glenn's Mills, near Philadelphia, and Mrs. Sherwood A. Moore. He left here in 1890, and went to Pueblo, thence to California, thence to El Paso, Texas, three years ago, where he remained and went into the jewelry business. He thought his lungs were affected and went West for the benefit of his health.  He had long been before the public as one of the leading Jewelers of Southern Ohio.  His word was a bond and he was upright and honorable in all things and a leading Odd Fellow. He was 42 years old and was married at El Paso in October, 1905, to a Miss Lyons who survives him without children.
     It is not known at this writing whether he will be brought here for burial now or in the fall, or whether he will be buried there or not, but an exchange telegram later will determine these things more definitely when they will be made public. We feel indeed grieved at the loss of our old friend.  In our social and business relations, we always found him most agreeable and kind, and we know that every one else did and that they will feel as we do.  His relatives everywhere will have our sympathy.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 11, 1907

Funeral Services
Of the Late Chas. W. Uhrig Held This Afternoon
     The remains of the late C.W. Uhrig arrived here at the Gallipolis Station on the B.& O. at 4:47 Sunday afternoon unaccompanied by Mr. Moore and Mrs. Uhrig, the body having been transferred at Cincinnati to a specialty train going to the Exposition, which was not scheduled, and unknown to Mr. Moore and Mrs. Uhrig who took the regular train later and arrived at Kenova too late to make connection there and arriving on this morning's train.
     The body was met yesterday however by Undertaker Wetherholt, Mr. and Mrs. David Roberts and Mr. Herman Uhrig and conveyed to the Wetherholt Undertaking rooms and later to the Uhrig residence at 102 First avenue.  The body had been nicely put away and was in excellent condition.  The funeral services were conducted from the residence at 4 o'clock this afternoon by Rev. W.H. Gibbons, Episcopal minister at Pt. Pleasant, and the interment was conducted by Wetherholt under the auspices of the Odd Fellows at Mound Hill.
     The pallbearers were Messrs. John Ayres, J.M. Kaufman, M.F. Merriman, Harry Stockhoff, C.R. Parsons and Frank Ulsamer. The Floral tributes were many and beautiful.
Several relatives from Hillsboro and Mr. Charles Lupton came down to be in attendance upon the services.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 15, 1907
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Ulsamer, Frank

Frand Ulsamer
     Captain Frank Ulsamer died at his home in this city Monday evening, April 8, 1912, aged 64 years. He had been in poor health for some time, but his condition was not critical until a week ago. Mr. Ulsamer was born in Baden, Germany, and came to Cincinnati in 1870, where he engaged in business. In 1875 he was married to Miss Wilhelmina Kapp, who with son Fritz of Charleston, W.Va., and daughter Mrs. Antionette Linn of Cincinnati, survive him. He also leaves a brother Fritz of Zurich, Switzerland and a sister, Mrs. Carl Metzen of Berlin, Germany. In 1881 he came to Gallipolis and in 1884 he purchased the Ulsamer Hotel which he managed until the fall of 1910. He was a member of the order of Odd Fellows and had been a Captain in the Uniformed Rank.
     Funeral services were conducted at the residence Wednesday morning by Rev. MacKenzie of the Episcopal Church and the remains were taken to Cincinnati and cremated, the ashes being interred in Spring Grove Cemetery. Mr. Ulsamer had a host of friends who will regret to learn of his death and who will extend condolences to the bereaved family.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 11, 1912
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Underwood, Merle M.

     Merle Mary Underwood, 68, Rt.3, Bidwell, died Monday afternoon in University Hospital, Columbus, following an extended illness.
     Born July 26, 1914, In Paintsville, KY, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Winona Sloane Centers. She married A.C. Underwood, who survives, on Nov. 26, 1930, at Logan, WV. Also surviving are a son, Robert M. of Man, WV; four daughters, Mrs. Charles (Virginia) Riedel of Rt. 3, Bidwell, Mrs. Russell (Jacqueline) Greene of Man; Mrs. Paul (Betty) Hollingshead of Rt. 2, Vinton and Mrs. Doyle (Sharon) Saunders of Rt.3, Bidwell; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren ad a sister, Mrs. Franklin (Pauline) Lancaster of Frankfort, KY. She was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and a grandson.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Vinton Baptist Church, with Rev. W.E. Curfman officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the service.
     Pallbearers will be Stephen, Phillip and Keith Saunders, Ronnie Skidmore,Roger and Gregg Deel. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Hollingshead II, Michael Riedel, Charles Riedel II, James Edmonds, Jimmy Porter and Ralph Greene.

[Note: Died April 25, 1983]

Gallipolis Paper
April 26, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page

Underwood, Rilla [Moore]

     Mrs. Rilla Dora Underwood, 74, a resident of Rt. 2, Gallipolis, died at the home of a son, Rev. Densil Roberts Wednesday morning. She had made her home with Rev. Roberts the past two years. Mrs. Underwood was a retired employee of the Charleston, W. Va. Laundry.
     She was born in Lincoln County, W. Va. June 16, 1902, daughter of the late Charles and Letha Moore. She is survived by the following children: Rev. Densil Roberts, Gallipolis; Ronald Roberts, Holt, Mich.; Mrs. Margaret Milem, South Charleston, W. Va.; Jack Martin, Paul Martin, and Donald Underwood, all of Charleston; one brother, Delmar Bowman, Alum Creek, W. Va.; twenty-seven grand and six great grandchildren survive.
     She was a member of the Patrick Street United Pentacostal Church in Charleston. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Webb Swain officiating. Burial will follow in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens, Gallipolis. Friends may call at the funeral today from 7 until 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 29, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Unger, Dwight H.

     Dwight H. Unger, 79, of Gallipolis, joined his wife, Deloris Eileen Unger, in Heaven on Wednesday, February 9, 2011. She preceded him in death on June 23, 2010. He will be dearly missed by his five children who are happy they are together now in eternity.
     Dwight was born February 19, 1931, in North Lima, Ohio, son of the late Vernon and Maude Unger. He was a retired employee of Federal Mogul, Gallipolis; a US Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict; a member of Pt. Pleasant American Legion #23; a life member of Gallipolis VFW #4464; member of Loyal Order of Moose, Pt. Pleasant Lodge #731, and a member of Cheshire Baptist Church.
     He is survived by his children, Lisa Mettke, Reynoldsburg, Ohio; Tina Long, Addison, Ohio; Tom Reynolds, Chillicothe, Ohio; Dr. Tawnya (Chris Peterson) Hopkins, DVM, Hanover, Pa.; and Melody Renee (Dan) Robinson, Jackson, Ohio; ten grand-children and three great grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
     Memorial services under the direction of the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, February 12, 2011, at Cheshire Baptist Church, Cheshire, Ohio, with Rev. Steve Little, officiating. Full Military Rites will be conducted by the Gallia County Veterans Service Organzations.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to: Holzer Center for Cancer Care, 170 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, OH 45631. Condolences may be sent to

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, February 11, 2011
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Unroe, Adam W.

A. W. Unroe, 84 Dies
Burial Mercerville

     Adam W. Unroe, aged 84, passed away Sunday, Feb. 14, 1937, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ernola Smith of Cannelville, Ohio. He had been in poor health for a long time, as the result of a stroke, but his last serious illness began only about two weeks ago. Another daughter, Mrs. Nina Ott of Chicago, and a son, Wilbert Unroe, of this city, survive. He is survived also by a brother, W. Riley Unroe, who lives with his son, John W., here.
     Decedent was born and reared on the lower end of what has been known as the Charles H. Lusher farm, a mile below Mercerville in Guyan tp. He married Mary Angeline Wood, who died about 14 years ago.
Mr. Unroe had been a resident of Muskingum county for the last quarter of a century. He was a member of the Crown City lodge of Masons. For years Mr. Unroe operated a blacksmith shop in Mercerville.
     Funeral services will be held at 12 o’clock Tuesday at the Mercerville church in charge of Undertaker Cannon of Roseville.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 15, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Unroe, America [Blankenship]

Mrs. Unroe, 78, Claimed By Death
     Mrs. America Unroe, 78, of 110 Norway Ave., Huntington, died at her home yesterday morning following a long illness. Mrs. Unroe was born and reared near Mercerville and her maiden name was America Blankenship.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Willis Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday with burial in the Mercerville Cemetery around 11 a.m.
     She is survived by the husband, James Unroe, one daughter, Mrs. Bessie Bush, Muncie, Ind.; three sons, Chauncey Woodyard, Columbus, George Woodyard, Gallipolis Ferry, W. Va.; James Unroe of Huntington and two sisters, Mrs. Hanna Faulkner of Columbus and Mrs. Ruth Collins, Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 27, 1949
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Unroe, Clara H.

CLARA H UNROE, 77 of Lower Road, Gallipolis wife of Oliver A Unroe, died yesterday in Holzer Medical Center. Also surviving is a daughter Mrs George (Donna June) Adams of Gallipolis. Funeral 2 p m Saturday in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p m tomorrow at the Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis.

Huntington Hearld Dispatch
Thursday 28 Feb 1980
Submitted by Ernie Wright

Unroe, James R.

Death of James R. Unroe
     Mr. James R. Unroe, a fine young man 24 years of age residing at Mercerville, died at 11 o’clock Sunday night of typhoid fever and heart failure.
     His funeral services will be at the Baptist church in Mercerville at 11 o’clock Tuesday. He will be buried at that place. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Riley Unroe and was a farmer and belonged to the Masons.
     A particularly sad feature of his death is that he was engaged to be married in a few days to an estimable young lady, Miss Etta Montgomery, daughter of Mr. Thomas Montgomery, and his wedding suit became his winding sheet. His parents and friends and she who was dearer to him than all others, have our profoundest sympathy.

[Note: Feb. 18, 1872 – Jan. 20, 1901; Age 28 yrs. 11 mos. 2 das. He was buried in Old Mercerville Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Monday, January 21, 1901
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Unroe, Mary A

Mrs. Unroe Dead

     Mrs. A. W. Unroe, passed away at her home at Cannelville, Ohio, Nov. 2. The remains arrived at Gallipolis Saturday and were taken to the home of her brothers, I. N. Wood, in Guyan township. Funeral services were held Sunday at Mercerville by Rev. E. L. Sheets, burial in the church cemetery by Undertaker C. R. Halley.
     Mrs. Mary A. Unroe was born Oct 18, 1855, and died Nov. 2, 1922, aged 68 years and 15 days. In 1874 she was united in marriage with Adam W. Unroe. To this union were born eight children, Lester, Osaola, Isaac and Miles having died in infancy, and a daughter, Mrs. J. T. Wall, preceded this mother to her heavenly home. Besides her dear, devoted husband she leaves to mourn their loss one son, Wilbert of Thivener, and daughters, Mrs. J. W. Smith of Cannelsville, and Miss Nine E. unroe of Cincinnati. Early in life this decedent united with the Baptist church and remained a follower of the Nazarene from thence.
     Mrs. Unroe was a kind and loving wife, one of those good, old-fashioned mothers whose home was her castle. There is no earthly name quite so sweet as that of mother, from the time she rocks her babe to sleep with her lullaby until she departs to the skies, mother's love never wanes. Such a mother was this decedent, now at rest.
     This mother was a good neighbor, one of those golden rule neighbors who had a pleasant word for everyone and scattered sunshine wherever she went. For some time she had been a constant sufferer, but she bore her ailment with great fortitude, trusting in the God of Mercy. Her mission was nobly performed and should be an incentive for us to follow. Her mission it would seem, was beautifully performed as the poet would have us learn, wherein he says:

If you cannot on the ocean
Sail among the swiftest fleet,
Rocking on the highest billows,
Laughing at the storms you meet,
You can stand among the sailors,
Anchored yet with the bay.
You can lend a hand to help them,
As they launch their boats away.
If you are too weak to journey
Up the mountain steep and high,
You can stand within the valley
While the multitudes go by.
You can chant in happy measure,
As they slowly pass along,
Though they may forget the singer,
They will not forget the song.
If you have not gold and silver,
Ever ready to command,
If you cannot toward the needy,
Reach an ever open hand.
You can visit the afflicted,
O'er the erring you can weep,
You can be a true disciple,
Sitting at the Savior's feet.
If you cannot in the conflict,
Prove yourself a soldier true,
If where fire and smoke are thickest,
There's no work for you to do,
When the battle-field is silent,
You can go with careful tread,
You can bear away the wounded,
You can cover up the dead.
Do not thus stand idly waiting
For some greater work to do,
Fortune is a lazy goddess,
She will never come to you.
Go and toil in any vineyard,
Do not fear to do and dare,
If you seek a field of labor,
You can find it anywhere.

Gallipolis paper
Nov. 2, 1922
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page

Unroe, Susan Margarett [Wood]

     Susan Margarett Wood, daughter of Robert and Hannah Wood, was born at Mercerville, Ohio, August 25, 1853. She departed this life at her home at Crown City, Ohio, Nov 1, 1925. Age 72 years, 2 months and 6 days.
     In May 26, 1871 she was united in marriage to W. R. Unroe, to this union was born 8 children, three which died in infancy. Besides her husband W. R. Unroe of Gallipolis, Earl of Crown City [sic], one daughter Mrs. C. E. Houck of Bladen, Ohio, and twelve grandchildren. She leaves one brother I. N. Wood of Gallipolis and sister, Mrs. J. M. Neal of Gallipolis and a host of other relatives and friends to morn [sic] her loss. Besides raising her own family she raised one granddaughter Mrs. E. L. Townsend of Dayton, Ohio, who was with her at the time of her death.
     She was converted in early youth and joined the Mercerville Baptist Church and lived a consistent christian life until Jesus called her home, after being a member of the church for fifty-four years, being afflicted for many years she was deprived of attending church, but never forgot the one who redeemed her from sin, and was always ready to talk about the good things of this life and to tell of her faith in Jesus.
     The connecting link of the family circle is broken and mother will never more welcome her children to her early home but is watching for the door of the heavenly kingdom to be opened for the loved ones to enter in.
Our dear mother is waiting for us above where sorrow can never come and hope to see her dear smile of love in that beautiful heavenly home. Our lives will be lonely with out her and our trials be hard to bear for all of our sorrows she used to share, our faithful mother so dear.

Gallia Times
December 3, 1925
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Unroe, Tressie M.

     Tressie M. Unroe, 70, Columbus, died at 9:45 a.m. Monday at the Dayton residence of a sister-in-law, Hazel Swindler, with whom she had made her home for the past four months.
     Born Oct. 9, 1912 in Guyan Township, Gallia County, son [daughter] of E.E. and Sophia Caldwell Halley, she retired two years ago from the Columbus State School.
     She married Malcolm Curtis Unroe on Sept. 28, 1935 and he also preceded her in death on Feb.9, 1982. Surviving are two brothers, Glenville and Billy, both of Rt. 1, Crown City and a sister, Mrs. Virgie Selfman of Las Vegas, NV. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
     Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Victory Church, with Rev. Bruce Unroe officiating. Burial will in Victory Cemetery [Ohio Township]. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.

[Note: Died May 9, 1983]

Gallipolis Paper
May 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page

Unrue, Virginia Irene

     Virginia Irene Unrue, 77, of Gallia Manor Apartments, Gallipolis died at her residence Sunday morning. She was retired from Bob Evans Steak House.
     She was born March 27, 1910 in Ash County, North Carolina to Zener and Effie Miller. Her husband Harold Unrue preceded her in death in 1964. They were married in Gallipolis Feb. 8, 1929.
     Surviving are two sons, Emerson Unrue of Lancaster and Rex Unrue of Crown City; a daughter, Mrs. George (Eileen) Willis of Gallipolis; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Almeta) Miller of Oak Hill and Mrs. Jack (Thelma) Callaway of Jackson; a brother, William Clarence Miller of Akron; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death was one, Harry Harold Jr., two infants, two sisters and one brother. She attended different churches in the area when she was able.
     Services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Lusher officiating. Burial will follow at Old Mercerville Cemetery. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 26, 1987
Transcribed by J. Farley

Unroe, Wilbert M.

Wilbert M. Unroe Claimed at Bladen
     Wilbert M. Unroe, 74, Gallipolis Ferry, died Monday night at the home of his son, Harold, near Clay Chapel, Rt. 1, Bladen. Born April 1, 1875, at Mercerville to Adam W. and Angeline M. Wood Unroe, the decedent married Alpha Windom in 1903. She died July 13, 1919, and they are survived by these sons and daughters: Harold; Judson, Lesage, W. Va.-retired from the Navy after 25 years; Lawrence, Williamson, W. Va.-a Navy veteran married to a girl who served her country in uniform; Louis, Urbana; and Mrs. Marie Hineman, Rt. 1, Crown City. Another son, Wilbert Ray, died in infancy. Mr. Unroe married Edna Bechtel March 27, 1933, and she also survives.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Thursday in the Mercerville Church, the Rev. Charles Lusher officiating, and burial will be made by C. R. Halley in Mercerville Cemetery.

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

Untereider, Mrs. John

Death of Mrs. Untereider
     Mrs. John Untereider of Columbus, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tyler of this city, died in that city Saturday evening of carbolic acid poisoning after an illness of two or three days. She had been in poor health and became weak minded at times. The remains were brought here accompanied by her parents and brother, arriving at noon on the Hocking Valley and were taken to her parents home.
     She was married twice, her first husband being Charles Haley, who died seven years ago. She was 32 years of age and is survived by her husband, but left no children.
     Her funeral services will be conduced Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Tyler, the interment by Wetherholt following at Mound Hill cemetery. The funeral will be preached by Rev. Mr. Arthur.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, September 15, 1908
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Urwin, John

Death of John Urwin
     John Urwin departed this life March 23rd, 1898, at his home, which was with his son, Thomas, in Ohio Township, this county.
     Deceased was born in the county of Durham and city of Newcastle, England. He emigrated to America in 1832, landing at Pittsburgh, where he remained but a short time and then came to what is known as Samples Landing in Ohio Township, which has been his permanent home ever since he came to this country. He would have been 84 years of age next July.
     The deceased was a miner and coal operator. Mr. Urwin was married twice; his first wife was a Pritshell and his second wife was the widow of Joseph Toddoff, who preceded him to the Great Beyond two years ago. Of late years he was a great sufferer from asthma and his health had been poor for the last 15 years.
     The deceased was a Christian and a member of the M.E. Church and member of Bethel Class from 1849 and leader of this class until ill health overtook him, incapacitating him from the performance of his duty. In his last illness he frequently remarked " I am only waiting for the call." There is no doubt that he was ready.
     The deceased was an honest,honorable, upright man, a good and loyal citizen and ready to assist anyone in trouble with all the means that he could possibly command. The county has lost a good citizen, the church a faithful member, community a kind and charitable neighbor, his children an affectionate and indulgent parent. The deceased is no more, he has passed to the realms of eternal bliss to join those loved ones who have gone before. Peace to his ashes.
     Rev. Brill conducted the funeral services at Bethel Church, near Bladen, Thursday at 10 o'clock, the burial following by Undertaker Wetherholt.

[Note: Burial Bethel Cemetery, Clay Township]

Gallipolis Paper
March 23, 1898
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page

Urwin, Mary [Nibert]

Fall Caused Death of Mrs. Mary Urwin
     Mrs. Mary Nibert, 69, widow of Thomas Urwin, passed away Thursday, Aug. 31 1933, at the home of her son, Will L. Urwin, in this city, of pneumonia.
     On the Sunday preceding Mrs. Urwin was seriously injured in a fall at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Harrison, on Little Bullskin. Pneumonia developed and she was brought into town for medical care.
The Urwin home was formerly near Bladen. She is survived by the son and daughter above mentioned and by another daughter, Mrs. Lewis of near Bladen. Two brothers, O.W. Nibert of this city and John Nibert of Athens, and a sister, Mrs. W.W. Saunders of Northup, survive her.
     Funeral services were held at Bethel church near Bladen Sunday morning by Rev. Lee Wallace. Nephews of the deceased, Ralph, Eustace and Hugh Jeffers, Kenneth Saunders and Carl Niber, served as pall bearers.

Gallipolis paper
Sept. 1933
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith

Urwin, Thomas

Death of Thomas Urwin
     Thomas Urwin was born July 15, 1850 at Falling Rock W. Va., and died Feb. 26, 1913 at his home near Bladen, aged 62 years, 7 months and 11 days. He was a son of John and Eleanor Barker Urwin. He was married June 28, 1896, to Mary A. Nibert, and to this union five children were given, two have preceded him to the better land, John Lyle and Nellie.
     He is survived by his wife and three children, William L., Clara and Ruby. Also two brothers, Robert of Denver, Colorado, Hiram of Bridgeport, O., and three sisters, Mrs. Louisa Taylor of Columbus, O., Mrs. Josephine Blacklock and Mrs. Diana Roberts, both of Bladen, Ohio.
     He was converted when a mere child and has been a member of the Methodist church for many years. He was formerly a miner but of late years has been engaged in farming.
     His illness was of short duration, having taken suddenly ill last Friday with appendicitis suffering intensely until death ended his suffering of the following Wednesday. His parting counsel to his family was in these words which shows so clearly his firm reliance upon the Christian faith. “Remember the good advice which I have always given you and meet me in heaven for there is where I am going.”
     He was a kind husband and father, charitable in his disposition, a good neighbor and will be greatly missed in the neighborhood where he has been a familiar figure for so many years.
     The funeral services were conducted by Rev. S. S. Denney of Bidwell.

[Note: Buried in Bethel Cemetery in Ohio Twp.]

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

Utterback, Herbert R.

Body of O. H. E. Patient Found In Ohio River
Workman on Sand Digger Discovers Floating Corpse. Had Been Missing Several days
     Body of Herbert Utterback, 28, patient at the Ohio Hospital for Epileptics, who had been missing for several days, was found floating in the Ohio river Thursday afternoon at about 4 o’clock by a workman on the sand digger boat in the river at Kanauga. Coroner J. T. Hanson was called and gave a verdict of death by drowning.
     The body was taken in charge by Wetherholt and Entsminger after officials at the O. H. E. had identified it. Utterback had been a patient at the hospital for more than ten years. He was identified by a letter found on his person from his mother, who lives at Loudenville, Ashland county. When the body was found, it was in a badly decomposed state and the letter and clothing were the only means of identification.

[Note: He was the son of Alfred P. & Ida A. Utterback. His burial was in Sandridge Cemetery,
Loudonville, Ashland Co., Ohio.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Friday, May 11, 1928
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron