Joseph Dana

The late Joseph Dana, Esq., who recently died at Athens, Ohio, as stated in Saturday's Gazette, was formerly for many years a distinguished lawyer in Newburyport. He was an ardent politician, of the old silver grey federal stamp, and represented Newburyport in the General Court. He and the Rev. Dr. Daniel Dana were brothers and classmates, graduating at Dartmouth in 1788; both settled in the same town, and were alike remarkable for their classical taste and literary acquirements.

[Salem (Mass.) Gazette - Dec. 11, 1849]

Hannah Davis

DAVIS - Died Jan. 13th, 1881, near Bainbridge, Ross county, O., Miss Hannah Davis of consumption in the 62nd year of her age. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. C. Harper, at Marshfield, this county, Jan. 20th. Miss Davis was formerly of Athens county.

[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, January 27, 1881]

Lillian A. Davis

Mrs. Davis was the daughter of Mr. Hiram Armitage and was born near Athens, Ohio, March 23, 1858. Her childhood was spent on the farm; but her parents desiring to giver her the advantage of education, sent her in September, 1875, to the Ohio University. Here she at once took rank among the brightest and most successful students, standing first in most of her classes. At the same time her amiable disposition and pleasant manners won her many warm and devoted friends, some of whom were among those that she desired to have at her side in her dying hours.
On the first of May, 1878, she was married to Mr. Clarence C. Davis. Their union, however, was destined to be a short one, for her husband was marked as the victim of mortal disease. She saw him wasting away under the pitiless form of consumption and with all the intensity of her heart she watched his fading life till it vanished in the darkness of death. Then it seemed as if the light of her own life had gone out. She found no solace for her sorrow, but day and night she grieved over her loss. The effect was soon manifest in the failing of her own health. The same inexorable hand that had carried her husband away was laid upon her. For several months she was confined to her room. She died at her father's house during the night of Tuesday, December 7th, and the services for her funeral were held at the same place on the following Thursday.
Her death has broken the bonds of some warm friendships and has made some hearts desolate. But the memory of her life will itself be a tender consolation.

[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, December 16, 1880]

Emmett Dickerson

Bone Coal Fall Fatally Hurts Chauncey Man
CHAUNCEY -- A Chauncey resident was injured fatally and a fellow worker hurt in a bone coal fall at Hocking Mine 25, Wednesday afternoon, mine officials reported today.
The death victim was Emmett Dickerson, 48, who died in Sheltering Arms Hospital at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, three hours and five minutes after the accident. He suffered a crushed chest and a broken right leg.
Suffering apparently minor injuries was his buddy, Lester Locke. Locke was taken to his home in Morristown.
Mr. Dickerson was the last of a family of nine children. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Simmers, Chauncey, with whom he made his home, and Mrs. Betty Palmer, Cleveland; also, one son, Jack Dickerson, Norfolk, Va.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Chauncey Methodist Church, by the Rev. Gilbert Courtney. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.

[Athens Messenger, November 1947 - Submitted by karstroj@sbcglobal.net]

Susie Dinsmore

Susie, daughter of Charles (deceased) and Fannie Dinsmore, was born Nov. 8th, 1857, then died of consumption near Coolville, Athens county, Ohio, June 2, 1881. In early life she united with the M.E. Church and professed saving faith in Christ as her Savior. The last few years of her life were years of marked spiritual growth. She faithfully used the means of grace and sought earnestly to live in favor with God. Her well worn bible, with many of her favorite passages marked, envidenced her love for the Divine word. She had an unusually sweet, hopeful spirit, and throught all her months of declining health she very largely maintained this spirit. She went with her aunt, Mrs. Merrick, to the South in hopes of regaining her health. She lived but a month after returning home. With a firm, serene faith she passed peacefully to her home above. Her father and an older sister had passed on before her months ago to give her a welcome to her heavenly rest. May her sorrowing friends meet them all at last. W.H. Gibbons

[The Athens Messenger, July 4, 1878]

John Dudley, Sr.

Died - At Athens, Ohio, Jan. 29, 1896, John Dudley, Sr.
Funeral from the residence of his brother, Joseph Dudley, No. 2411 Challine street, this (Friday) afternoon at 8 o'clock. Friends of the family invited to attend. Interment private.

[The Wheeling (WV) Register - Jan. 31, 1896]


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