*Not a Complete Listing*
Robert Cain, in Athens county, was instantly killed on the 4th inst., by being caught on the belt of a steam saw mill and carried between the platform and the main fly wheel of the engine.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 18, 1873 - Sub. by: Kathy McDaniel]
CAMPBELL-Willie, youngest son of I.C. and J. Campbell, died June 28th, aged 4 years and 10 months, of Diptheria.
Farewell my little Willie dear,
Your face I'll see no more
Till called by death to meet thee
On Cannans happy shore. COM.
[The Athens Messenger (Athens, Ohio), August 28, 1862]
Died Dec 30th, 1880, near the Decieinoer(?) Coal Works, Joseph Carsey of typhoid pneumonia, in the 23 year of his age. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. R.C. Harper, at Salem M.E. Church.
[The Athens Messenger, December 30, 1880]
CASLEY-In Coolville, Athens county, O, Feb 21, 1871, Mrs Elizabeth A. Casley, aged 38 (or36) years.
[Cincinnati Daily Gazette (Cincinnati, Ohio); Tuesday, March 14, 1871; Page: 3]
Amesville: The funeral of Mr. J. W. Cecil held at the home on Wednesday afternoon was largely attended. Among those present from out of town were: His daughter, Mrs. Lois Fling, Colorado Springs; Dr. and Mrs. J. Z. Heaton, West Jefferson; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Heston, Wilimore, Ky.; Mr and Mrs. Will Cecil of Lima; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Cecil, Little Hocking; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cecil, Belpre; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cecil, Marietta; Miss Lucy Heston, Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Croy, Chesterhill; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Berd, McConnelsville; Mrs Lydia Lovell, Crooksville; Mrs. John Coulter, Pennsville; Mr. and Mrs. Charley Baker, Glouster; Mr. Harley Hambel and mother of Glouster; Mr. and Mrs. Don Goddard, Bartlett; Mr. and Mrs. George Fleming, Mr. Fred and Mr. Will Painter of Athens.
[The Athens Messenger, Oct. 2, 1932]
Mrs. Florence Ludwick Chalfant, 84, of New Road, North Jackson (Ohio) Route 1, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Southside Hospital in Youngstown. She was born Sept. 2, 1884, in Stewart, a daughter of Lewis O. and Aretta Simmons [sic] Ludwick.
She moved to North Jackson 38 years ago. She was a member of the West Austintown United Methodist Church, and was a charter member of the WSCS and a past president of the group. She is survived by her husband, Avery L. Chalfant, whom she married in 1904, four sons, Clair and Jesse Chalfant, both of North Jackson, Paul Chalfant of Berlin Center, and Lewis Chalfant of Mineral Ridge; and one daughter, Mrs. Flossie Sherrill of Detroit, Mich.
She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Isaac Barnhart of Stewart, 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Austintown Chapel of the Lane Funeral Home. Additional services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Stewart Methodist Church. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery at Stewart. Friends may call at the Austintown funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
[The Messenger. Jan. 31, 1969 - submitted by Anita Hamer]
A MYSTERIOUS SUICIDE.
An Ex. Member of the Regular Army Kills Himself at Athens, Ohio.
PARKERSBURG, W. VA. December 22. - The Mayor and Town Marshal of Athens, Ohio, arrived here today and reported that a man who registered at the Brown House, in that town, last Tuesday, under the name of E. Chambers, had committed suicide by taking chloral. The Ohio officers believed the suicide to have been a Parkersburger. A short time since, Herbert Ryder, a young man who had been First Sergeant in the United States army under General Spilman, of this city, was the Lieutenant in M troop, Seventh cavalry, came here and put up at the Central Hotel. He applied to General Spilman for work and remained here until Friday, when he left for Athens, leaving his trunk at the Central. The suicide was identified as Ryder by a traveling man who had seen him here. The man had erased his name from his watch, burned all of his papers and left nothing at all by which he could be identified by the Athens people, but the keys brought here by the Ohio officers fitted Ryder's trunk and Gen. Spillman has been notified and the remains will be held until he has been heard from. The man's death is enveloped in mystery, as no cause can be conjectured for the rash act.
[Weekly Ohio State Journal, Apr. 11, 1849]
At his residence in Caanan township, Athens Co., July 6th, 1878, of consumption, Wellington Clifford, aged 56 years, 8 months, and 21 days.
The funeral services of Mrs. James Coe, of Albany, took place at the C. P. Church, on the 18th ult. The Grange, of which order she was a member, conducted the services.
Christine M. Collins-Simonis, 49 of Jacksonville, passed away Saturday February 16, 2008 at her residence. She
was born November 23, 1958 in Athens County. She is survived by 1 son, James E. Simonis of Glouster; 1 daughter,
Ryan N. Simonis of Glouster; her parents, Delbert and Ester Collins Turner of Glouster; 3 brothers, Sam (Teresa)
Wooten of Chauncey, David Wooten of Glouster, and Delbert Lonnie Turner of Glouster; 1 sister, Beverly Turner of
Colorado; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 1 brother, James "Jimmy" Wooten;
and 1 sister, Kimberly Turner.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday February 21, 2008 at the Morrison Funeral Chapel, Glouster-Bishopville with Rev. King Kelly officiating. Interment will be in the Glouster Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
[Athens Messenger, c. Feb 2008]
Robert E. Constable was born in Chestertown, Kent county, Maryland, A.D. 1809, November 29th. It was there that
he passed his infancy and boyhood attending college at home. In July, 1826, he came to Athens to become a student
of the Ohio University. While a student he was noticed for his personal attractions and his proficiency in the
study and use of the languages. He did not so far pursue his studies as to graduate, but well nigh completed the
course as then laid down. On the 5th day of May, 1829, he was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth H. Barker,
with whom he has happily lived unto the day of his death.
After Mr. Constable's marriage he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1834 at Jackson, Ohio. He held office in Athens county at different times, being at one time recorder of the county, and at another, prosecuting attorney, which office he resigned for a more lucrative practice. As a lawyer he was marked with success in addressing a jury and was most specially adapted to the conducting of criminal cases.
To those most nearly associated with him, it is sacred to recall his excellence as husband, father, grandfather and friend. We bear him to the grave in the reverence of his age and memory.
[The Athens Messenger, Jan. 25, 1883]
Harmony, O., Feb. 12, ae. 90, widow of the late James Cranston. She was born at Scituate, Providence Plantation, in what is now Rhode Island, in 1767. She was the daughter of Gideon and Prudence Austin, formerly Prudence Angel. She was married to James Cranston in February 1786; moved to Athens Co., O., in 1812, and since the death of her husband, which occurred in June, 1833, has resided with her daughter, Mrs. Pruden.
[Source: "Annual Obituary Notices of Eminent Persons who have died in the United States for 1858" by Hon. Nathan Crosby; John P. Jewett and Co., pub. 1859.]
"Aunt" Polly Crossen, of Hibbardsville, died one day last week, after protracted illness of consumption. The deceased was advanced in age and had always been held in the warmest regard and esteem by those who knew her best.
[The Athens Messenger, December 30, 1880]
Mrs. Maria Cutler, daughter of Judge Walker, of Athens county, O., and mother of Mrs. dr. J. W. Fulton of this city died at the residence of the latter on Saturday morning last, about half -pat nine o'clock. Deceased was born at Cooperstown, New York, September 14th, 1801, and married in 1819 to Colonel Charles Cutler. She had six children, four daughters and two sons, Three daughters survive the mother to-wit: Mrs. Fulton, Mrs. Mary Sharp, of Kansas City and Ellen Sharp, residing at Sugar Grove, Fairfield county, O. Deceased had been living with there daughter here for several years past. Her death was rather sudden, as she had been up and about the house as usual the day before she died. The funeral service was held at Dr. Fulton's on Tuesday afternoon, Dr. Pratt officiating.
[The Athens Messenger, January 27, 1881]