*Not a Complete Listing*
Melinda, relict of Ross Barker, died at the residence of ther son-in-law, G. W. Cooley, March 16, 1876, at 9:454 P. M. aged 79 years and 5 months.
[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, Thursday, March 23, 1876]
Dies Saturday at Age 91
Mrs. Nettie Nickoson Barry, 91, died Saturday morning at Sheltering Arms Hospital, where she had been confined for a week after being injured in a fall.
Mrs. Barry fell at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest R Glazier, 20 Dalton Ave., a nephew and niece with whom she had made her home for the past eight months.
Born in Jefferson County, she came to Athens County at an early age with her parentsm Thomas and Eliza Nickoson, late of Carthage Township. She later moved to Chicago, and married John Barry, living there for 50 years. Mr. Barry, with whom she celebrated a Golden Wedding anniversary, died 12 years ago.
Mrs. Barry came to Athens several years ago to live with a brother and sister, Jess E Nickoson and Mrs. Laura Glazier. Mr. Nickoson died a year ago Saturday.
Besides the sister, Mrs. Glazier, survivors include a brother, Leroy, Carthage Township; two other brothers, Frank and Myrna, of Cleveland; and two more sisters, Mrs. Jennie Bean, Athens, and Mrs. Maud Tresize, Toledo.
Friends may call after Sunday noon at the Walburn funeral home on Mill St. where short services will be conducted at 1:30 p. m. Monday, followed by additional services at 2:20 p. m. in the Asbury Church, Carthage Township. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family has asked that flowers be omitted.
[Athens Messenger. Dec. 9, 1951. - submitted by Anita Hamer]
Former Athens Man Killed By Electrocution
Hollie Bean Dies at Sub Station Below Jackson
While working at a sub-station at Black Fork below Jackson, Hollie Bean, 40, was electocuted Saturday morning at 9 o'clock.
Mr. Bean had lived in Athens most of his life until January 1927, when he was transferred by the Southern Ohio Electric Company to Jackson. He had been employed as lineman by the company since October 1921.
Mr. Bean leaves and widow and two children, Forest Leee, aged four months, and Robert. Mr. Bean's father, Lovell Bean, lives near Athens, and two brothers, Eldon and Floyd, reside in the city. Burial will be made in Athens. Funeral arrangements have been arranged to be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home of C. E. Nichols, 27 Central avenue. The Rev. S. J. Bishop and the Rev. C. M. Coulter of the Athens First Methodist Church will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Union street cemetery.
[The Sunday Messenger. May 13, 1928. - submitted by Anita Hamer]
Mrs. Virginia (Jennie) Bean, 97, of 14 N. Shafer St., died Saturday evening at the home of a son, Elvin, of 892 Poplar St., Nelsonville.
She was a lifelong resident of Athens County, a daughter of Thomas R. and Eliza Nickoson. Her husband, Lovell, died in 1949 and two sons also died previously.
Mrs. Bean was the oldest member of the Central Avenue Methodist Church and of the Bishop Class of the church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Opal Nichols, and Mrs. Orpha Shafer, both of Athens, and two sons, Elvin, of Nelsonville, and Floyd of Barberton; 18 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; a brother, Myrne [sic] Nickoson, Cleveland.
Services will be conducted Tuesday, 2 p.m., in the Hughes funeral home with the Rev. C. Melvin Alkire officiating. Burial will be in the West Union Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at anytime.
[Athens Messenger. May 13, 1963. - submitted by Anita Hamer]
BELL-Died, at Albany, March 29th, 1875, Kitson M. Bell, daughter of John and Mary Scott, aged 23. She joined the M.E.Church, in this place in December last, having experienced religion some months before. She gave satisfactory evidence of her readiness to received the Shephard's call, "Come ye faithful." We mourn, but not as those who have no hope. The funeral services took place at the F.W. Baptist Church, her Pastor, E.N. Nichols and Rev. Bradford, officiating.
[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, April 8, 1875/transcribed: BMT]
Died at Salem, O., Oct. 7th, 1882, Gracie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Loren Bendure of cholera infantum, aged 1 year, 1 mo. and 15 days. Deceased was a grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. David Bendure, near Athens.
[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, October 19, 1882]
Stewart Area Resident Dies
Mrs. Audra M. Biddison, 74, died Sunday night at her home in Stewart, after an illness of several months.
Lifelong Athens County resident, daughter of the late Lewis and Aretta Ludwick, she was a graduate of Ohio University and taught for seven years. She was later employed as a bookkeeper at Cline's Pharmacy.
Mrs. Biddison was a member of Stewart Methodist Church and the Rome Grange.
Her husband, S. J. Biddison, died in 1940. Two sisters and a brother also died previously. She is survived by a step-daughter, Mrs. Ruth Woodburn, Silver Springs, MD; and a step-son, Thomas R. Biddison, Kingsport, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Chalfant, North Jackson, and Mrs. Zora Barnhart, Coolville Route 2.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Stewart Methodist Churchy by the Rev, R. L. McDaniel and the Rev. Julian G. Sullivan. Burial will be in Stewart Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hughes funeral home after Tuesday noon.
[Athens Messenger. Oct. 17, 1960. - submitted by Anita Hamer]
DIED, In Adamsville, Athens Co., Ohio, Sept. 30th, Lucinda, wife of James Blakley; aged 70 years. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, October 13, 1870 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
KILLED IN WRECK—
Athens, O.: Mrs. Imogene Bobo, 28, of nearby Poston, was killed yesterday when her automobile left Route 50-A near Poston and struck a telephone pole. Her husband Edward, 29, and 5 yar-old daughter Julia escaped injury.
[The Newark Advocate, (Newark, Ohio) December 22, 1948]
WEST POINT ACADEMY - TESTIMONIAL OF RESPECT
A meeting of the First Class Corps of Cadets was held at the Academy on the 29th ult., for the purpose of expressing their feeligns in reference to the death of their classmate, D. Charles Bolles, of Athens, Ohio, who died at his home on the 17th March. William Silvey, Jr., of Chillicothe, Ohio, was called to the chair, and J. G. Parke appointed Secretary. Resolutions of sympathy were adopted, expressing also the high esteem in which the deceased was held by his associates. It was resolved to place a monument over his remains at Athens. Mr. Bolles was a young man of high promise, and possessed the love and esteem of all who knew him.
[Ohio State Journal - Apr. 11, 1849]
BOYLES — On the 3rd inst., near Amesville, O., Col. Absalom Boyles, aged sixty six years and five days.
Col. Boyles was born in Franklin county, Pa., April 28th, 1797. His parents removed with him to the vicinity of the Hocking River in the year 1799, and to the farm where the deceased closed his life in 1801. Since that time for 62 years he has resided on the same place, near Amesville. The life of the deceased reaches back to the first settlement of this country, and he was reared amid the scenes of pioneer experience, when this region was an almost unbroken forest.
The character of the deceased was formed, and the bent and direction of his mind taken, when the wild sports and athletic pursuits of the early settlers of the country prevailed; and those scenes of early life, in which he had borne an active part, in the pursuit of wild game and similar employments, were fresh in his memory to the lateest period of his life. They tinged his whole character, and modified his modes of thought and feeling. Col Boyles was identified, as much perhaps as anyone, with the early advance and development of the region of country where he lived. Whatever tended to the prosperity of the community, or the progress of civilization, found in him a warm and active friend. He has seen the wilderness assume the smiling aspects of the cultivated field and his own efforts have contributed to those benign results which now bless and beautify the land. The deceased was one of Nature's noblemen, endowed with a high sense of honor, and a strong perception of what was right, and he could but seo-n everything mean and unworthy. His moral character accorded with the noble impulses of his nature. Few men have lived a more blameless and unreproachable life.
In religious things, though not a professor, yet he was a staunch friend and constant supporter of the institutions of the Gospel. His efforts to establish and sustain churches were generous and liberal. But to him the scenes of earth have disappeared, and he has gone to try the realities of that world "from whose bourne no traveler returns. M.
[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, May 14, 1863]
DIED - Gussie, youngest son of Edward and Jennie Brawley, died June 23rd, 1876 of cholera infantum, aged one year, ten months and nineteen days. In this affliction Mr. and Mrs. Brawley have the sympathies of a large circle of friends.
[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, July 6, 1876]
Died near Athens, Oct. 13, 1882, Naomi Braxton of dropsey, in the 81st year of her age. Mother Braxton was a member of the Baptist Church for 62 years. Funeral services by Rev. R. C.
[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, October 19, 1882]
The announcement of Sunday evening last of the death of our young townsman. Mr. Carlos L. Brown, son of Henry T. Brown, Esq. was the occasion of general and profound sorrow in the community. Possessed in rare degree of the magnetism that draws friends, and of the characteristics, of mind and heart that retain them, there were none among the younger portion of the community who, perhaps, commanded in equal measure the warm esteem and respect of all who were brought into personal social and business relations with him. His funeral from the M.E. Church at 6 o'clock on Tuesday evening was attended by an immense concourse of our citizens as also, in a body, en uniform, by his late military comrades, the Athenian Guards, in which organization he held the position of Sergeant. All present attested by saddened look their grief in the melancholoy loss of one whom it is no empty utterance to say none named out to praise. The feeling discourse pronounced on this sad occasion by Rev. Jas. M. Norse forcibly presented for the imitation of the large number of young persons present the many youthful virtues and sound moral principles of him whos mortal remains were about to be committed to earth. The cortege that moved on foot and in carriages to the new cemetery was the largest that we have ever seen in Athens on a similar occasion. At the the grave the members of the Guard and of the 18th Regimental Band further mournfully typified their regard for their late companion by filing past and dropping each upon his casket a floral tribute. The deceased, we add, was in his 23rd year, and had been sick for about four weeks with the disease (typhoid fever) which resulted fatally.
[The Athens Messenger, July 4, 1878]
BROWN - Cora May, daughter of Luther and Mary Brown, died January 13th, 1881 aged 18 years, 2 months and 4 days. She was a member of M. E. Church.
[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, January 27, 1881]
DIED. In this city, on Tuesday, Nov. 30th, 1875, Mr. James Brown. Mr. B. was born in Athens county, September 23d, 1820. He removed to this city in 1833, and learned his trade with the late Thomas Halliday. He leaves a widow and four children. Funeral at the family residence to-day (Thursday), at 10 o'clock. The Masonic Lodge, which is to conduct the funeral, will meet at their Hall at 9 A. M.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 2, 1875 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Died, Sabbath day, July 26, 1863, Hanson H. Brown, son of Mrs. P. Currier Brown, aged 10 years, 3 months and 26
days. His death was caused by tetanus, induced by a severe cut, received some two weeks since for a patent mower,
whose movements he was watching with boyish curiosity. The cut was just above the heel, and near the ankle, almost
entirely severing the heel and lower portion from the rest of the foot. The best surgical attendance was at once
procured, and for a times some feeble hopes were entertained of his recovery; but soon all these vanished, and
it was evident he could not long survive. He was only a child, fair, manly, intelligent and affectionate - a boy
of bright promise. But he has passed away from earth, from its trials, its struggles, its temptations and its sins.
At 5 o'clock P.M. on Monday a large concourse of sympathizing friends attended his funeral. A discourse was preached by the Rev. J.H. Pratt.
[The Athens Messenger, July 30, 1863]
At Nelsonville, Athens county, Ohio, On Monday, July 1st, 1878, of quick consumption, Kate Clarence Buckley, in the 19th year of her age. The deceased was the oldest daughter of Asher and Margaret Buckley, of this place, and was a general favorite among her friends and acquaintances, possessed of a genial and affectionate disposition, she had during the few months of her residence here endeared herself to an unusually large number of acquaintances. Her native wit, vivacity of manner and more than ordinary intelligence making her always a welcome guest at the social circle or by the family fireside. Miss Buckley was an attendant upon both the Methodist and Presbyterian Churches and in assisting these societies at several entertainments her bright genius and extraordinary talents formed a marked feature of the evening's exercises. That "Death loves a shining mark" was truly exemplified in her case. She was buried beside her brother at Coolville, her former home on Tuesday, the 2nd inst., and as the clods of the valley fell upon her coffin, we could but think that she had only gone before and that we too must shortly follow. Surely "this life is but a span."
[The Athens Messenger, July 11, 1878]
Died, on the 16th inst., near Chauncey, Mrs. Jucia, wife of Mr. Lemuel Burge, daughter of Mr. Edwin Davis, aged 30 years, 4 months, 12 days. The deceased has been a member of the christian Church for 15 year. She was loved by all. Leaving father, sisters, children, husband and a host of friends to mourn her departure. The church has lost one of its most pious and active members.
[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, Thursday, March 23, 1876]