Fannie Palmer

Mrs. Fannie Palmer, 91, of 1570 E. Main St., Lancaster, died Sunday morning at her home.
The widow of Isaac J. Palmer, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Evan (Betty) Earich, Millfield, O.; four sons, Austin, Lancaster, Lewis, San Antonio, Tex., Clyde, Olmstead Falls, O. and Richard Palmer, of Euclid; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Emma Mendenhall, Springfield; brother, Frank Mates, Springfield; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Maude F. Kaufman in August, 1979.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., in the chapel of the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home; the Rev. Bryan Thomas officiating; burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call today, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., at the funeral home.

[Submitted by]
(Note: Fannie Mates Palmer died August 31, 1980 in Lancaster, Ohio)

Isaac Palmer

Isaac Palmer Dies, Aged 69
NELSONVILLE -- Isaac Palmer, 69, a resident of Mill St., Chauncey, died last night at Sheltering Arms Hospital, Athens.
A native of Jackson County, he was a retired coal miner.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Fannie Palmer; six sons, Lewis, Clyde, Floyd, Robert and Richard, all of Cleveland and Austin of Salem, N. Y.; three daughters, Mrs. Betty Earich of Millfield, Mrs. Maude Kaufman and Miss Stella Palmer of Cleveland; a brother, Robert Palmer of Trimble and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Chauncey Church of God by the Rev. Clarence Way. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. Friends may call at the Stout funeral home, Nelsonville, at any time.

[Athens Messenger, July 1952]
(Note: Isaac J. Palmer died July 30, 1952)

Emma Jane Patterson

PATTERSON- In Amesville, Athens county, Ohio, on the evening of the 17th of September, 1862 of diptheria, Mrs Emma Jane, wife of John Patterson in the 34th year of her age. The brief illness of the deceased can but remind us the shortness of life and to realize that "in the midst of life we are in death." But one week ago and she was in the enjoyment of good health, and bid fair to enjoy a long life but ... soon were those fond hopes [blasted ?] . Death, the pale messenger, has beckoned her away.
[Next is a four line poem difficult to read and omitted here]
As a wife, the deceased was ever faithful, affectionate and true; as a mother, gentle, ... and ; as a neighbor and friend, ...surpassed her.
[there is much more but is now almost completely copy...will have to see if I can find another copy.]

[The Athens Messenger, October 2, 1862 pg 3]

Joseph Patton

Joseph Patton, 78, of Jackson, died Saturday in O'Bleness Hospital, Athens. He was born September 7, 1911, and Floyd County, Kentucky. Funeral will be 1:00 PM Wednesday in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Jackson. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Coalton. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home.

[Chillicothe Gazette. May 21, 1990. CM - Sub by FoFG]

Maria Perril

Mrs. Maria Perril died at her residence in this place at an early hour on Friday morning after a lingering illness, which she bore throughout with uncomplaining patience and resignation. The very large attendance at her funeral, which took place from the M.E. Church on Sunday afternoon, attested the high esteem in which she was justly held in the community.

[The Athens Messenger, June 27, 1878]

Frank Perry

Nelsonville - Frank Perry, 83, of Nelsonville Route 1, (Floodwood) died Sunday moring at Mount St. Marys Hospital.
Born in Hocking County, he was a son of the late John and Rhoda Perry. He was a retired coal miner and member of the 50 year Miners' Club.
Surviving are his wife, Tillie; three sons, Ralph, Jack and Billy, all of Nelsonville Route 1; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Pickett, Nelsonville Route1; five grandchildren. Three brothers and two sisters also preceded him in death.
Services will be conducted Wednesday, 1 p.m. , at the Johnson Funeral Home, by the Rev. William Anderson. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

[Athens Messenger, May 30 1972 - Sub by Christy Perry Tigner]

Rhoda Perry

Aged Women To Be Buried In Greenlawn
Glouster, Oct 7- Mrs Rhoda Perry, 70 years of age, died Tuesday morning at 10:15 o'clock at the home of a son and daughter in law, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Pery on Greens Run. She was the widow of the late John Perry, who died eight years ago. Mrs. Perry is survived by five children, Thomas of Nelsonville, Frank of Floodwood, LeRoy of Greens Run, Mrs. Madge Peach of Chauncey and Mrs. Ethel Green of Greens Run. Funeral services will be held at the Floodwood chruch, Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock and burial will be made in Greenlawn Cemetery in Nelsonville.

[Athens Messenger, Oct 1931 - Sub by Christy Perry Tigner]

Tillie O. Perry

Tillie O. Perry, 83, of Nelsonville Route 1, died Tuesday evening at Doctors Hospital in Nelsonville, following aan extended illness.
Born in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Curtis and Margaret Messel Robinette. She was a member of the Reorganized Chruch of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Helen) Pickett of Nelsonville Route 1; two sons, Jack and Billy Perry, both of Nelsonville Route1; two sisters, Myrtle Mourne of Nelsonville Route 1 and Rena Rogers of Nelsonville Route 2;t wo brothers, Fred Robinette of Nelsonville Route 1 and Charles Ronbinette of Athens Route 3; five grandshildren and eight great grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; a son, Ralph; two sisters, Marie Robinette and Ethel Lewis, and two brothers, Curtis and Warren.
Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Johnson-Souers funeral Home with Elders Roger Mackender and John Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

[Athens Messenger, Dec 1 1981 - Sub by Christy Perry Tigner]

William Peyton

Negro In Ohio Died Yesterday at the Age of 128 Years - One of the Countrys Oldest Men
Parkersburg, W. Va., Dec. 27 - William Peyton, a negro, 128 yers old and said to have been one of the oldest men in the United States, died yesterday at Little Hocking, Ohio. He began life as a slave and served a Virginia family through six generations.

["The Daily Herald" - Mississippi, Dec. 27 1919]

William Peyton
Former Slave Served Same Family During Six Generations
PARKERSBURG, W. Va. -- William Peyton, a negro, one of the oldest men in the United States, died Friday at Little Hocking, Ohio, near Parkersburg, at the age of 128 years. As a slave and a freedman he served one family through six generations, it is said. Peyton was in full possession of his faculties until within a few weeks of his death.

[The Idaho Daily Statesman - Idaho, Date: Dec. 28, 1919]


Athens, (Ohio) Feb. 6 -- A most Shocking Accident occurred in Ames township in this county, on the night of Saturday the 30th ult.  About 11 o'clock a son of Mr. Daniel Philips, who with others of the family had not retired to rest, heard the noise of an owl among the fowls roosting near the house, and taking his gun, propsed, if the rest would remain quiet within, he would endeavor to get a shot at the marauder.  Having crept to the corner of the house and fixed his aim, as he supposed, upon the bird on the tree, in the immediate range of the building, at the instant of firing, his sister, about 18 years of age, excited by natural curiosity, incautiously put her head out at a window for the purpose of observation, when, dreadful to relate, she received the discharge in her head, just above the ear, which caused instantaneous death, without a struggle or a groan. The event has caused deep distress in the family; the young man especially, though not the slightest blame attaches to his conduct, seems inconsolable, and nearly deprived of reason.

[Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, February 23, 1830; NP, Sub by FoFG]


An infant son, aged -- days, child of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Phillips, died on Friday, after ten days illness of brain fever.


Mary Pierce

Mrs. Jonathan Pierce died in Athens, O. on the 17th inst., aged 65 years and 8 months. Mrs. P. was a sister to Lucius Coe, of Jerseyville. Her maiden name was Mary Coe. She was born in Hartford, Conn., in the year 1815. In 1825 she moved with her parents to Greene county, New York, and in 1835 to Athens county. On January 13th, 1848, she was married to Jonathan Pierce, of Jerseyville, O. While in Athens county she was well known as Mary Coe, the school teacher. When 16 years of age she connected herself with the Presbyterian Church in New York, and she was a memer of the same church at McAuthur. She leaves a husband and four children, three brothers and one sister - Mrs. J.H. Harper, of Hartford City, W. Va., to mourn her sudden departure.

[The Athens Messenger, July 4, 1878]

J. H. Putnam

J. H. Putnam, of Athens, one of the pioneer settlers of the county, and brother of Douglas Putnam, of Marietta, was killed by a railroad train, at Athens, on the 12th.

[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 20, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Nellie A. Putnam

Nellie A., daughter of David and Lucia J. Putnam, died in Athens at the residence of her grandmother, Mrs. Harriet B. Smith, Jan. 5, 1881. She was born July 20, 1873, and for more than seven years had been a light and a joy in the home of her parents. An only child, beautiful in person, and bright and active in mind, she was the object of peculiar affection. Love, honor, was tempered with judicious discipline, which preserved her from the danger that always surrounds the child who has no brother or sister. She was very innocent; her disposition and manners were gentle; she had been taught to obey in thought as well as act; and though undemonstrative in the expression of it, she showed at times that she had a deeply affectionate nature. She had a singular habit for one so young, to gain control of herself. If, when she was reproved or had to make some sacrifice, she found that she was likely to give way to her feelings, she would turn suddenly away and run from the house. In a little while she would return as bright and happy as though nothing unpleasant had occurred. She early grew fond of books, and was anxious to learn. She exhibited also superior mental capacity. A gentleman who knew her intimately and is well qualified to judge, has expressed the opinion that if she had lived she would have excelled in intellectual attainments. Her sweet face, her robust, elastic form, her cheerful voice, her reserved, but tender love, are to be known no more. For seven years and more they have been unfolding under parental culture and care; but now they are blighted forever. The seven years and more they have been speaking their silent, unconcious prophecies; but, alas! those prophecies have forever failed. No; they have not failed. Already they have begun a higher fulfillment. Her earthly life is ended and her earthly home is desolate. But in our Father's house are many mansions; and there she as begun a more glorious life, and there she has entered a home more sweet, more happy, and more enduring than any home of earth. W.H. Scott. Athens, Jan. 10th, 1881

[The Athens Messenger, Jan. 6, 1881]

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