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Castello, Mrs. John: Mrs. John Castello died at her home on West South Street Friday morning February 28. The deceased had been seriously ill for some time.
Laura Castello, daughter of Lew and Margaret Mellott Medley was born January 15, 1878 in Morristown. She had spent her entire life in this community.
Survivors include her husband, John Castello, and the following children; Mrs. Emmett Robb, Glencoe; Clarence, Ralph, Raymond, Charles and Dempsey Castello of Barnesville; Mrs. Ira Clayton, Barnesville; Mrs. Walter Merritt, Benwood; Mrs. Mack Shepherd, Glencoe and Mrs. Stella Stidd, Barnesville; three brothers; Clyde Medley, Iowa; Albert and Oakley Medley, Pennsylvania; two sisters; Mrs. Oscar Lee, Morristown and Mrs. William Roby, Barnesville.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at one o'clock at the Campbell Funeral Home and at two o'clock from the Christian Church at Morristown with Rev. Vernon Burkhart in charge. Interment was made in Morristown Cemetery. [*1941*]

Charlton, Robert B.: Robert B. Charlton, 66, Breezy Acres, St. Clairsville, formerly of Wellsburg, WV., died Wednesday in Wheeling Hospital. He was a retired Marine engineer, a member of St. Paul Episcopal Church, Martins Ferry and a Merchant Marine veteran of WWII. He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn West Charlton; a son, Robert B. II of Newton, NJ; three daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Linda) Morris of Booton Twp., NJ., Mrs. Peter (Twila) Leavitt and Debra Drew, both of Virginia Beach, VA.; a brother, Norman of Roanoke, TX.; three sisters, Margaret Wilson of Columbus, Mary Brown of Tucker, GA., and Agnes Baron of Tampa, FL.; six grandchildren. Friends will be received 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Chambers Funeral Home, Wellsburg, WV. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church, Wellsburg. Burial follows in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling. [Times Leader, 07 Nov 1991]

Christman, William D. : William D. Christman, 95, Civil War Veteran, near Glouster, died at the home of his son, William H. Christman, Tuesday, following illness. Comrade Christman was well known in Caldwell and practically every year attended the soldiers reunion here. Funeral services were held Thursday and burial made in Maplewood Cemetery. Deceased was a native of Belmont County but resided for a number of years in Morgan County. [The Journal, 12 Dec 1940 pg. 8]

Christy, John: "Death of John Christy. The brave soldiers of the Civil War are one by one dropping by the way. John Christy, an aged veteran, died last Thursday evening, after a brief illness. Funeral from his late home Saturday morning. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dr. Eakins. Interment at Union cemetery. Mr. Christy was born at Uniontown in 1836. He made his home in Belmont county during his entire life.In 1860 he was married to Miss Maria Jackson, daughter of the late Wm. Jackson. To them were born seventeen children. A widow and twelve children survive, viz., Ira W., of Columbus; Mrs. R.L. Hudson of Delaware; Mrs. William Frazier, Bellaire; Mrs. C.K. Bratton, Fairpoint; Mrs. H. Heil, Wheeling; and S.G., J.H., Mrs. George Dunn, Mrs. Wm. Rice, Allie, Miriam and Lorelle, all of this place. [St.Clairsville Gazette dtd. Wed, 3 Feb 1904 Corp. Co. "G", 98th Ohio Vol. wounded at Battle of Perryville, Ky. 8 Oct 1862 Discharged due to wounds 18 Feb 1863 Submitter J. Bell]

Clancey, Edna Mae: Edna Mae Clancey, 68, of Wintersville, died Sunday at home. She was a retired employee of Weirton Steel Division and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Wintersville. Surviving are her husband, D. Bernard Clancey; four sons, Patrick B. of Toronto, Michael J., Robert S. and William L., all of Wintersville; a daughter, Mrs. Guy (Elizabeth) Bryan Blancato of Toronto; four sisters, Dorothy Hudson, Mrs. Stephen (Mary Elizabeth) Chadnock, Wilma Robinson and Grace Muckle, all of Steubenville; 12 grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Dunlope-Williams Funeral Home, Wintersville, 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Burial will be in Fort Steuben Burial Estates, Wintersville. Rosary devotions will be recited at 8 p.m. today. [Times Leader, 05 Jul 1983 pg. 11]

Clary, Josephine: Josephine Clary, 78, Maynard, died Wednesday at the Carriage Inn, Cadiz. She was born at Dillonvale, March 26, 1911, daughter of the late Joe and Marie Huml. She was a Methodist. Surviving are her husband, Harry S. Clary; a son, Willard Franklin Clary of Centralia. WA., two daughters, Rosalee Scott of Caldwell and Alice Moffit of Martins Ferry; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Toothman Funeral Home St. Clairsville, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday where services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Paul Elerick officiating. Burial will be in Unity Cemetery, New Athens. [Times Leader, 22Sep 1989 pg. 6]

Clear, Martha L.: Mrs. Pete (Martha L.) Clear, 71, of 2021 Bellflower Rd. Minerva, died Friday, Jan 22 1993 at her home following a short illness. She was born at Barnesville, daughter of the late Harry and Holdred Drawer Daniels. She was a graduate of Barnesville High School and a housewife. She and her husband, who survives, were married on March 31, 1949. Also surviving are one daughter and four sons, Mrs. Joyce Lutes and Danny Clear, both of Malvern, Mike and Mark, both of Carrollton and William of Columbus; one sister and two brothers, Mrs. Virginia Wise of Newark, John and Paul Daniels both of Barnesville; and 12 grandchildren. Services were held at the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home at Minerva with Rev. Don Silliman officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Coe, Zella Mae : Zella Mae Coe, 66 of East Church St. Barnesville, died at Barnesville Hospital Tuesday morning, February 23, 1982 at 6 a.m. Born in Lansing, Ohio, June 4, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Wiley and Anna Saffel Ross. She was a member of the Belmont Ridge Christian Church. Surviving are her husband, William Coe; one son William L. Coe of San Antonio, TX; Six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Friends are being received at Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home in Bethesda Thursday 2-4 and 7-9. Final services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Funeral Home with the Rev. Brett Kindle officiating. Interment will be made in Holly Memorial Gardens in Pleasant Grove. [Barnesville Enterprise, February 1982.]

Condon, John Henry
Funeral Friday For John H. Condon, 88 -- Lived in Whiteland For Past Two Weeks
Whiteland, Feb 6 - John Henry Condon age 88, passed away Wednesday morning about 11 o'clock at his home in Whiteland where he had moved two weeks ago. Mr. Condon suffered a stroke last Friday and had been in critical condition since that time. Mr. Condon was born in Bridgeport, Belmont county, Ohio July 28, 1858 and was the second in a family of six children born to Alexander and Silena Baily Condon. In 1860 the family moved to Columbus where they lived until about 1862 going to Hamblen township, Brown county, where he was reared. On November 10, 1880, he was united in marriage to Louise Ellen (Addie) Mead. They went to housekeeping on her father homestead when he lived until about a year ago. She died November 23, 1910. Five children were born to this union, two of whom survive; Ray Condon, of Greentown, and Mrs. Elmer Parsley, of Brown county, Dayton R. Condon, Iva A. Settles and Frank V. Condon are deceased. On Aug.24, 1916 he was united to Jennie E. Black, who survives with four children, *Acosta Condon, of Whiteland; Mrs. Clovis Schrogham of near Needham; Mr. Harry Miller and Mrs. Robert L. Reed of Franklin, Fifteen grandchildren also remain, and a sister Mrs. Lorena Walker, of Edinburg who is the last surviving member left. The body was taken to the Bond funeral home at Nashville, where friends are invited to call. Funeral services will be held at the Goshen Methodist church in Brown county, of which Mr. Condon was a member Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. and the body will be brought to Greenlawn cemetery in Franklin for burial. Mr. Condon was a loving father and a kind husband, and will be missed by a wide circle of friends [Franklin Evening Star, Indiana, Feb. 6, 1947; Sub. by Kyle M. Condon - who adds *Costa]

Condon, Perry G
Died, at the state hospital at Salem, July 1, 1901, Mr. P.G. Condon, of paralysis, aged 65 years. Deceased was born in Ohio, and came to California in '52 residing there until 1879 when he came to Oregon settling first in Josephine county, removed from there to Cottage Grove, Lane County 19 years ago. He was married in Josephine county in 1883 to Mrs. C.J. Southworth. Deceased had been ill for a number of years and early this spring was taken to the state hospital for treatment. He leaves a wife, a son, Leland and one daughter, Irene. [Nugget, Cottage Grove, Oregon; 5 July 1901; Sub. by Kyle M. Condon - who adds "Son of Perry Green Condon and Elizabeth Campbell Condon"]

Condon, Samuel Douglas

"DEATH OF SAMUEL D. CONDON. - Former Paola Citizen Was One of the Town's Earliest and Highly Honored Residents. - Samuel Douglas Condon died at his home, 2604 Benton Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo., January 30th, 1916, aged 72 years, 11 months and 9 days. He had been in ill health for several years, but declined rapidly from the hardening of the arteries during the past month. Mr. Condon was surrounded by his wife and children when death claimed him shortly after the noon hour last Sunday. The body was brought to Paola last Monday evening from Kansas City, services being held at the decedent's residence there that afternoon, conducted by Reverend Spencer, editor of the Christian Advocate. Reverend O. B. Thurston had charge of the funeral rites here, which occurred last Wednesday afternoon at the old Condon homestead, 210 East Peoria street, at 2:30 o'clock. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. As a mark of respect to his memory, all the banks of Paola closed during the funeral hour. Mr. Condon was one of the directors of the Miami County National Bank. The deceased was born in Barnesville, Ohio, February 21st, 1843. From the Buckeye state Mr. Condon went to Indiana, where at Logansport, on November 10th, 1866, he wed Miss Hattie Phelps, and two years later the husband, accompanied by the late J. M. George, came to Paola, Mrs. Condon following in the spring of 1869. Here a hardware firm was organized, composed of Mr. George, Mr. Condon and John F. Donahoe. After the death of his wife, in January, 1903, Mr. Condon continued making his home here with his children, until the winter of 1908, when he moved to Kansas City and married Mrs. Emma T. Cadwallader, who, with her daughter, Mrs. Rolla Rambo, of Kenosho, Wisconsin, survives. Mr. Condon leaves two daughters - Ida, the wife of V. G. Wright, of this city, and Mrs. Leila Taylor, wife of Harry S. Taylor, of Kansas City, Missouri. Obituary of Samuel Douglas Condon. [Information provided by Marc Doty(Reference: The Western Spirit, Paola, Miami Co., Kansas, Friday, February 4, 1916, page 1, with photograph, Kyle M. Condon)]

Conway, John David:
John David Conway, 52, 173 N. Wilson Rd. Columbus, died at his home. He was born June 27, 1935 in Wayne Twp., a son of Rawley and Ruth Hagan Conway. He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church and was employed by White Westinghouse Co., Columbus. He was preceded in death by a brother, William R. Conway. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are three brothers, Lee of Bethesda, Jim of Springfield, VA., and Francis of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Larry (JoAnn) Thomas of Columbus; several nieces and nephews. Services were held Saturday afternoon from the Campbell-Plumly Funeral Home with Rev. James. Schoonover officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. [Barnesville Enterprise, 22 Jun 1988 pg. 2]

Cowen, Horace T.
Died - On Thursday afternoon, April 2d, after a lingering illness of five weeks, Horace T., only child of B.R. and Ellen T. Cowen, aged one year and six months. [Belmont chronicle., April 09, 1857,  (St. Clairsville, Ohio)- KT, Sub by FoFG]

Cowen, Minnie Tice
FUNERALS--We had two funerals on Sabbath Last. Another daughter of Gen. B. R. Cowen, was brought here for burial from Cincinnati. One was buried here some two months ago. Little Minnie Tice, about 8 years of age, after a very brief illness, was follwed to the churchyard by her schoolmates on Sabbath afternoon. [Belmont Chronicle (St. Clairsville, OH.) Thursday, October 13, 1870 - Submitter unknown]

Criswell, Elsworth
: Elsworth Criswell, OH, Belmont Co., Pease Township, Martins Ferry, died
29 December 1935 at 68 years 5 mos 21 days of age, born 8 July 1867 Sherrard, W. Va., s/o Samuel and Emma (Marple) Criswell, husband of Nora Smith Criswell. Buried 31 December 1935 Riverview Cemetery. [Source: Certificate of Death, State of Ohio [copy held by Nancy S. Edwards]

Criswell, Venora
  Passes Thursday
Mrs. Venora Henrietta Criswell, 703 Indiana st., Martins Ferry, died at her residence last evening following an illness of about six weeks. She observed her 77th birthday anniversary last Saturday. Born March 20, 1866, at Benwood, W. Va., she came to Martins Ferry at the age of 16 and had lived here ever since. Surviving are four children, Mrs. Elmer Robinson and Mrs. James Graham of Martins Ferry, Mrs. Edward Woods of Upland and Ralph Criswell of Follansbee, W. Va.; a sister, Mrs. William Edwards of Huntington, W.Va.; a brother, Alvin Smith of New Philadelphia, 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Her husband, Ellsworth Criswell, died in 1935.
Services will be conducted at (time not legible) p. m. Monday at the Heslop funeral home with Rev. Raymond Judson of the Bridgeport Pentecostal church, of which she was a member, officiating. Interment will be in Riverview cemetery. [The Daily Times and The Daily Leader Martins Ferry - Bellaire, Ohio Friday Evening, March 26, 1943 p. 10; by Nancy S. Edwards]

Crosby, Harriet,
54, of Rock Hill, Bellaire, died Monday in Bellaire City Hospital.  She was a member of the First Methodist Church, Bellaire.  Surviving are her husband, Leo J. Crosby; her mother, Ada Sherwood of Bellaire; a daughter, Mrs, Doug (Carol) Waldrom of Cleveland, Ohio; five sons, Bob of Rock Hill, Bellaire, and Don, Rick, Dave, and Sue all at home; two brothers, Robert E. Sherwood of Denver, Colo., and William Burns of Calif.; two sisters, Thelma Arno and Irella Rush both of Bellaire.  Friends received at the Dunaway Funeral Home, Bellaire, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Wednesday where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday.  Interment in Belmont Memorial Park, St. Clairsville. [April 1979 - Contributed by Patti Thoming]

Crozier, Mrs. Estella:

Mrs. Estella Crozier, 82, RD 2 Jacobsburg, died Saturday in Cadiz Convalescent Center. She was born at Wegee, Feb 1, 1892, daughter of the late George and Isaphine Brannen Dunfee. She was a member of the Bethel United Presbyterian Church of Key. Preceded in death by her husband, George, in 1937, she is survived by three sons, James L. of Powhatan, Galen and Vane, both of Bellaire; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret (Dutch) Barati of Bellaire, Mrs. Nick (Midge) Matesick of Powhatan and Mrs. Georgia Jones of Belmont; one sister, Dena Belle Dunfee of Cambridge; 22 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Toothman Funeral Home, Jacobsburg, where services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Lee Fetters officiating. Burial in Bethel Cemetery, Key. [Times Leader]


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