Mahon, John F.

DEATH OF JOHN F. MAHON
Our citizens will not be quite unprepared for the announcement of the death of Mr. John F Mahon, who has for some months past been suffering from a disease of the throat which [--unread--] his existence on Thursday last. Mr Mahon entered the service in the Quartermaster. In the performance of his duties it is believed he contracted the disease fortieth Regiment of which he became which resulted in his death.
Mr. M. was a native of Blairsville, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, and about thirteen years since established his residence here. For the past year or more he has been filling the place of ----master, giving perfect satisfactin to all who has had the business with him. Modest and retir-- in manners, honorable in business, esti-- in all his relations of husband, father and citizen. Mr. Mahon's character will ever be held in grateful remembrance in this community.
Mr Mahon was thrity-three years of age and leaves a wife and two children

[The Athens Messenger, Jan. 2, 1868]

Marshall, Ethel Clark

BETHANY— People of this vacinity were grieved to hear the death of Mrs Ethel Clark Marshall, who died at the home of her mother, Mrs Nancy Clark, at Fairview.

{The Athens Messenger, Wednesday, July 14, 1926 page 12}

Martin, Hiram C.

Hiram C. Martin, a prominent citizen of Athens, died Feb. 22d from typhoid pneumonia.

[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, March 2, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel"]

McDougold, Col. J. C.

Col. J. C. McDougold, a former member of the 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, and from Athens county, Ohio, committed suicide in San Jose, California, Oct. 5th, by shooting himself through the heart. Losses in stock speculations is supposed to be the cause of the rash act.

[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday,October 28, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

McElroy, Jane

Miss Jane McElroy, of Albany, this county, a most estimable lady, a sister of Mrs. W. W. Kurtz, of Athens, died on Sunday morning last, following a protracted illness, of heart disease. - The deceased, we are informed, was about fifty years of age. Her funeral took place on Tuesday and was largely attended, a large number of friends of the family being present from Athens.

[The Athens Messenger, Jan. 6, 1881]

McGwhigan, Thomas

Thomas McGwhigan, who sometime since was engaged in the tailoring business at the village of Stewart, suicided at his late home in McConnelsville, Sunday night by the morphine route.

[The Athens Messenger, Jan. 11, 1883]

Mcllyen, John

John Mcllyen, an aged and esteemed citizen of Decatur, died on the 22nd inst. Interment at the family burial ground of S. V. Ladd. Rev. C. G. Russell officiated.

[The Athens Messenger and Herald, September 27, 1894]

McMaster, Henry

Poston Man Dies Tuesday
Henry Harrison Kilborn (Harry) McMaster, 71, Poston resident, died Tuesday at Sheltering Arms Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Jane Tippie; two sons, Herman and Hoyt, both of Columbus; and three daughters, Mrs. Penny Heavener, Mrs. Anna Ward and Mrs. Mabel Shrevves, all of Athens Route 3. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Olive Morgan and Mrs. Gertrude Redding, both of Cleveland.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, 1 p.m., at the Poston Community Church by the Rev. Alva Shifflett, with burial at Hilltop Cemetery, Millfield. Friends may call at the Walburn funeral home in Athens.

[Athens Messenger. Feb. 21, 1951. — submitted by Anita Hamer]

McMaster, Mary

Rites Planned
Mrs. Mary J. McMaster, 67, died Friday night at the home of a daugher, Mrs. Arthur Climer, Athens Route 3. She had been in ill health for several weeks.
Mrs. McMaster was a lifelong resident of Dover Township and was a member of the Methodist Church.
Her husband, Harry McMaster, died in 1951. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Goldie Dowler of Las Vegas, Nev. And Mrs. Fred Heavener, Mrs. Arthur Climer and Mrs. James Shreves, all of Athens Route 3; two sons, Herman of Columbus and Hoyt of Athens Route 3.
She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Iona Goodman and Mrs. Agnes Bresnan, both of Chauncey; two brother, Allison Tippie of Athens and Benjamin Tippie of Millfield Route 1; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Poston Methodist Church by the Rev. Edwin Life. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery, Millfield. Friends may call at the Dowler-Ferguson-Hughes funeral home after Sunday noon.

[Athens Messenger. Oct. 3, 1953. — submitted by Anita Hamer]

McVey, William D.

Died on the 6th of July, 1863, in the Field Hospital of the Eleventh Army Corps William D. McVey, son of J. R. and Rachel McVey, and a member of Company H, 75th Reg't O.V.I., in the 19th year of his age.
The deceased was wounded at the battle near Gettysburg, on the 2nd of July, in the left lung. He lived but four day after he was wounded, during which time his sufferings were severe, until a few minutes before his death, when he passed away as on passing into a sleep. He volunteered about two years ago in a company raised by his brother-in-law, Dr. Earhart, of Albany. When he enlisted, his friends were fearful that he would not endure the hardships of a soldier's life, but he resolved to go, and at least lay down his life for his country. After he had been out about one year, he was offered an honorable discharge, but he would not accept it. His mother knowing that he was in very poor health, wrote to him urging to accept of a discharge. He replied, saying, "Mother I came out to fight for the old flag, and I will not leave the army as long as I can do anything towards putting down this wicked rebellion." As a son and brother he was obedient, kind and affectionate: as a soldier, his officers and companions in arms all bear testimony that he was brave, obedient and true, ever faithful and punctual in the discharge of every duty assigned him. He as acknowledged to be one of the bravest of the brave. He belongs to a truly patriotic family, having two brothers in the same company with him. He has laid down his life cheerfully as a sacrifice on the alter of this country, and is now numbered with those who have spilled their blood for their country, and long will his name be cherished. Though he sleep in a soldier's grave far from home, his friends have the consolation of knowing that he fell battling for the country's right.

[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, August 27, 1863]

Moore, Hannah L.

At her residence near Athens on the morning of the 3rd inst., after an illness of four years. Mrs. Hannah L. Moore, Wife of Mr. John J. Moore, aged 45.

[The Athens Messenger, July 11, 1878]

Moore, Martin P.

Died - Moore - Died in Parole Camp, at Annapolis, Md. on Friday July 24th, 1863, Martin P. Moore, in the 27th year of his age. He was a soldier of the First Virginia Calvary; and , after two years of faithful service, died as above, of congestion of the liver. His Chaplain writes, "He was respected and beloved by all who knew him. We all learned to love him, and each one strove to do all in his power for him in his last illness." He was not considered dangerously ill, till a few hours before his death, but suffered intensely during his last hours. His wife and a large circle of friends are left to mourn the priceless sacrifice thus laid on the county's alter.


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