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Mrs. Lucy Gillette, 94, of Strouds Run, Athens Route 3, died Saturday evening in O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness.
Born in Ames Twp., she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Elizabeth Swett Smith. Mrs. Gillette spent her entire life in the Strouds Run area, She attended school in Ames Twp., and was a member of the former Bethel Church on Dutch Creek.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Lucille) Cone, Athens Route 3, and Mrs. Pleasant Wilson, Athens; three sons, Delmar, at home; Harold of Athens Route 3, and Cecil of Athens; 21 grandchildren, and 41 great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arra Gillette; a daughter, Mrs. Doris Coffman; a son, Herman; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Penrod; and eight brothers, William, Neil, Percy, Alfred, Edward, Nathan, Ray, and Clarence.
Services will be Wednesday, 11 a.m. in the Jagers and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. H. L. McDaniel officiating. Burial will be in West Union Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
[Athens Messenger. Nov. 7, 1977. - submitted by Anita Hamer]
Lydia Gillett, (nee Matheny) was born August 28th, 1822, died Dec. 30th, 1880. She was married to Orin Gillett, Jan. 11th, 1852, joined the United Brethren Church in February, 1859, was very patient during her long and painful illness, and leaves a husband and one son to mourn her loss. "Soon we'll reach the shining river, Soon our pilgrimage will cease."
[The Athens Messenger, Jan. 6, 1881]
Death of Another Good Citizen
Mr. Orin Gillett, a well known farmer of this township, died at this late residence about two miles northwest of Athens, last Sunday after a brief illness of inflamation of the bowels. The deceased was a native of Athens township and was born on the farm on which he died, and on which he lived during his entire life. He was in his 67th year at the time of his death and had ever commanded the warm esteem of all who knew him by his strict probity and correct moral and christian principles. His funeral on Tuesday, the services of which were conducted by Rev. Cyrus Rose, is referred to as one of the largest attended of recent occurrence in this county. By his death our community sustains the loss of one of its best citizens.
[The Athens Messenger, Feb. 1st, 1883]
Dies At 98
Mrs. Laura Nickoson Glazier, 98, died Thursday morning at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Glazier, on Dalton Ave. She had made her home with them for the past 20 years. Born in Jefferson County, daughter of the late Thomas and Eliza Nickoson, she spent most of her life in Carthage Township, Athens County.
Her husband, Edelbert, died in 1899. In addition to her parents and husband, two sisters and two brother also died previously.
Mrs. Glazier was a member of the First Methodist Church in Athens. Besides her son and daughter-in-law, survivors include a sister, Mrs. Jennie Bean, Athens and three brothers, Frank and Myrna Nickoson, both of Cleveland, and Leroy, of Guysville.
Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday at the Dowler-Ferguson-Hughes funeral home where services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. John G. Koontz. Burial will be in West Union Street Cemetery.
[Athens Messenger. Feb. 25, 1960. - submitted by Anita Hamer]
Services for Mrs. Iona M Goodman, 83, of Alderman Road, (Millfied Route 1) will be Thursday, 1 p.m. in the Jagers and Sons Funeral Home. The Rev. James Grooms will officiate and burial will be in West Union Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.
Mrs. Goodman died unexpectedly early Tuesday in O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, where she was admitted Monday.
Born in Poston, she was the daughter of the late John M. and Margaret Robb Tippie. Mrs. Goodman had formerly owned the Park Hotel in Athens, and had operated restaurants in Chauncey and on Alderman Road.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gerald R. Sr. and Ruth Goodman, Alderman Road, two grandchildren, Mrs. Tun (Janice) Williams, The Plains, and Gerald R. Goodman Jr., Orlando, Fla; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, a great-granddaughter, Jamie Michelle Williams, four sisters, Effie, Martha, Mary and Agnes, and four brothers, Ben, Allie, Jim and Mike.
[Athens Messenger. Feb. 2, 1977. - submitted by Anita Hamer]
Old Soldier Found Dead In Snow.
Body of John Gossett Found on Dutch Ridge.
Disappeared About Ten Days Ago Died Almost Within Sight of His Home in Carthage.
Guysville, Ohio, Feb 15-The body of John Gossett, age 67, was found in the snow about 8 o'clock this morning, about half a mile from his home in western Carthage township. The Gossett home was about three miles south of here.
A week ago Saturday the old gentleman came here to do his trading and the last that was seen of him was when he left town. From that time he had not been heard from although his relatives had made a diligent search and inquiry of late. This morning, his cousin, Jesse Nickerson [sic], was walking along a path in a field near near the Gossett home and saw the body lying in the snow. He investigated and found the missing man dead under the snow. His head was resting on the bundle of supplies he had purchased here. From what could be learned, there was no indication of foul play.
The last that was seen of the old soldier was when he passed and spoke to Parrill Bean a week ago Saturday while on his way home. He had passed and talked with a number of people on his way home and seemed to be in his usual rugged health. Gossett was a German and had lived all his life in this part of the country. His wife suspected nothing for a few days after his disappearance as he was accustomed to staying away for a few days at a time. Last Saturday the search for him was begun and continued up to this morning without result. He was found in the field of Ed Warner, several hundred yards from his home on Dutch Ridge. Of late he had complained of a severe pain in his side and it is believed that he was taken ill when he was nearing home. He perhaps laid down at the side of the path and death came from heart trouble before he was again able to start on his way home. No arrangements have been made for the funeral.
[The Athens Daily Messenger. Feb. 15, 1910. - submitted by Anita Hamer]
Thomas R. Green died at Athens, last week, from gangreen, superinduced by trimming too closely a corn on his right foot. His leg was recently amputated, but without avail. He was a resident of Providence, R. I., and died while visiting relatives.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 26, 1874 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
Eloise E. Grim, 79, of Rodehaver Road, Guysville, died Tuesday evening, March 2, 1999, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, after a brief illness.
Born Jan. 27, 1920, in Guysville, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Leroy and Nettie Mae Ludwig [sic] Nickoson.
She attended school at Lottridge and graduated from Carthage-Troy High School. Mrs. Grim was a licensed practical nurse. She was employed at the Columbus State School for 30 years and was a former resident of McKinley Avenue in Columbus. She had been a resident of South Rodehaver Road, Guysville, for the past 17 years. She was a member of Evangelizing for Jesus Church, former Asbury Church.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Deanna Grim of Vinton, Va; a grandson, Matthew Grim of Vinton, Va; a sister, Imogene Kasler of Chillicothe; a brother, Ross Nickoson of Guysville, a special niece and husband, Joyce and Gary Brown of Coolville; and special great-nieces and a great-nephew, Lisa, Elaine, and Dakota Schoolcraft of Coolville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas Grim, in 1990; a sister, Camilla Everett; and six brothers, Stanley, Rex, Glenn, Lloyd, Aubrey and Bruce.
Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens, with the Pastor Don Miller officiating. Burial will be in Rockland Cemetery, Belpre.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
[Athens Messenger. March 3, 1999. - submitted by Anita Hamer]
The infant daughter of Gen. and Mrs. Grosvenor, died at Oakland, Maryland, on Wednesday morning, where they had taken it the day preceding for the benefit of its health. The funeral takes place this morning at 10 o'clock from the family residence.
[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, July 6, 1876]
GEN. C. H. GROSVENOR DIES AT OHIO HOME.
ATHENS, Ohio. Oct. 30. - General Charles H. Grosvenor, former representative from the Eleventh Ohio district, died at his home early today, aged 84.
[Salt Lake (UTAH) Telegram, Oct. 30, 1917]
GENERAL GROSVENOR DEAD Athens, Ohio, Oct. 30. - Gen. Charles Grosvenor died at his home here today, aged 84. He represented Ohio in congress for 20 years, retiring from politics in 1906.
[Anaconda Standard - Montana, Oct. 31, 1917]
Mr John Gwinn, for several years last past, a resident of Nelsonville, died at the residence of his son in that town, on Sunday, in his 79th year. His remains were taken to Marietta on Monday, for burial.
[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, April 8, 1875 — transcribed by BMT]