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Belmont County, Ohio
Genealogy and History



Submitted by Cheryl Skinner unless otherwise noted.

Ogle, Archie Ray : Archie Ray Ogle, Ogier Ave., died at Children & Maternity Hospital at 3:40 p.m. Monday. He was taken ill one week ago Sunday. He was admitted to the hospital last Wednesday and operated on for a ruptured appendix. He was born Dec. 28, 1907, at Dexter City, Noble County. He moved to Cambridge in 1909 and had been a resident of Cambridge since that time. He attended Cambridge grade schools and Brown High and was a painter and decorator by trade. He was married to Ada Wisecarver in 1933. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Golda Elizabeth; his father, Norris Ogle, Turner Ave. and one brother, Robert Ogle of South Ninth St. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. McMillan is in charge. [Times Recorder, 05 Sep 1939 pg. 2]

Okey, Mary G. : Mrs. Mary G. Okey, 91, a former resident of Bethesda, died last Wednesday evening November 14 at 6:12 at Freda's Rest Home in Morristown where she had been a patient for the last 6 years. Mrs. Okey was born September 10, 1871 in Hunter, a daughter of Henry and Phoebe Hopper Brooks. In 1898 she married William F. Okey who died in 1928. Mrs. Okey was a member of the Bethesda Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Wilson of Washington PA., and Miss Mary Okey of Culver City CA.; two sons, Robert of Ann Arbor, MI and Hunter of Canton; one sister, Mrs. Lottie Harris of Newark; two brothers, Cecil Brooks of New Philadelphia and Earl Brooks of Fairview; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. One son and one daughter preceded her in death. The body was taken to the Latham Funeral Home in Bethesda where final rites were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Francis Smith officiating. Burial was made in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda. [Barnesville Enterprise 1962.]

Olden, Ray A. : Mr. and Mrs. Charles Olden of Blue Rock, received word from the war department yesterday that their son, Pfc. Ray A. Olden, 38, died on June 6, while stationed somewhere in the Central Pacific area. The message gave no details. Pfc. Olden had been in the service for 26 months, and his last letter received by his parents two months ago said he was in New Guinea. Before his induction he was employed by the Muskingum River Sand & Gravel Co. Surviving in addition to the parents are two brothers, Emmett Olden, of the home and Orville Olden, of Ashtabula. [Times Recorder, 16 Jun 1944]

Oliver, Merlin D. : Funeral services for Merlin D. Oliver, 28, of Zanesville, brother of Mrs. Charles Guss of Caldwell, who died early last Saturday morning in the Good Samaritan Hospital, following an illness from pneumonia, were held Monday afternoon at the home of his parents with Rev. T. B. Orr, pastor of the First Free Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was made in Greenwood Cemetery. An employee of the Ohio Fuel Gas Company, he was a reader and service man. He was well known in Zanesville, where he had lived for a number of years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Octa Phillips Oliver, and one son, Philip Harvey Oliver, both of the home, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Oliver, of Pershing Road, and a sister, Mrs. Charles Guss of Caldwell. [Noble County Leader, 18 Dec 1941]

OLSEN, STEPHEN H.: A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. today in St. Maria Goretti Church here for Stephen H. Olsen, 24, an ex-Bates College football star and former assistant football coach at Tufts University. He was injured in an automobile accident in Sunnyvale, Calif., on March 29 and died Monday in El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, Calif. Mr. Olsen was born in Lynnfield and graduated from Lynnfield High School with the Class of 1974. He was quarterback on the school's football team. At Bates College, where he graduated in 1978, he was captain of the football team and was voted most valuable player. That same year he was named assistant football coach at Tufts University. At the time of his death he was a member of the customer service staff of Delta Airlines in San Francisco. He leaves his parents, Gerald F. and Ruth A. (Russo) Olsen; a brother, Robert F.; three sisters, Christine A., Paula M. and Patricia A. Olsen, all of Lynnfield; and, his grandmother, Sophie Russo of South Boston. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery, Lynnfield. [Boston Globe, 11 Apr 1980]

Opatrny, Frank: Frank Opatrny, 71, of New Castle Rd. Jerusalem, formerly of St. Clairsville, died Sunday at home. He was born at Neffs, Sept 19, 1911, a son of the late James and Anna Fischer Opatrny. He was a retired miner for the Saginaw Mining Co., St. Clairsville, and was a retired dyeseter for International Harvester, Shadyside. He was amember of the CSA Lodge at Bellaire Local 1077 United Auto Worker of America and the Bethesda Sportsmen's Club. He was preceded in death by a son, Frank Opatrny jr., in 1957. Surviving are his wife, Eva Margaret Susac Opatrny; three daughters, Elaine Gacek of St. Clairsville, Sandy Kotlas of Centerville, and Cathy Opatrny at home; a sister, Bess Joswak of Corvallis, Ore.; a brother, Andy of St. Clairsville; seven grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Toothman Funeral Home, St. Clairsville, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Karl Fitch officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville. [Times Leader, 05 Jul 1983 pg. 11]

Orr, Percy: Percy M. Orr, 76, of Steubenville, died Saturday in Martins Ferry Hospital. He was a retired pipefitter, and was a Protestant. Surviving are his wife, Mary E. Tanner Orr; a brother, Alvin of Steubenville; a sister, Ruth Labasour of Houston; several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the McClave-Chandler-Mills Funeral Home, Steubenville, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Fort Steuben Burial Estates, Wintersville. [Times Leader, 05 Jul 1983 pg. 11]

Orr, Thomas Harvey : Thomas Harvey Orr passed away Friday March 7, 1958, at his home. He was a retired farmer of the Sewellsville community and had lived in Barnesville for the past five years. Mr. Orr was a son of George W. and Hannah Orr, and was born at Sewellsville on August 16, 1873. On August 10, 1897 he was married and his wife Nellie survives him. Other survivors are the following children; Dempsey Orr of Cambridge, Leslie Orr of Cadiz, and Mrs. Alvin Stevens of Barnesville, 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. One grandchild and one great-grandchild preceded him in death. Mr. Orr was a member of the Sewellsville Methodist Church. Services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 at the Campbell Funeral Home and were conducted by Rev. Robert Gray pastor of the Church of the Nazarene. Burial was made in the Sewellsville Cemetery. [Barnesville Enterprise 1958.]

Orrison, Mrs. Anna : Mrs. Anna M. Orrison, 94, Belmont, died at 12:40 a.m. today at Hillview Nursing Home Flushing. She was born in Belmont, June 5, 1880,a daughter of the late Eli and Margaret Welling Nichols. She was a member of Belmont Church of Christ. Preceded in death by her husband, A. I. Orrison, in 1933, she is survived by three sons, Herbert of Pittsburgh, Wilbur of Belmont, and Amos of Quaker City; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home, Bethesda, Friday from 3 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Bro. Fred Dennis officiating. Burial in Belmont Cemetery. [Barnesville Enterprise 1974]

Orrison, Wilbur L. : Wilbur Lowell Orrison, 68, of Belmont, died Tuesday morning October 21 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling WV. Born January 11, 1907 at Egypt Valley, he was a son of the late Amos Irvin Orrison and the late Anna Amanda Nichols Orrison. He was a retired drag line operator for Ohio Colleries and was a member of the Belmont Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Boyer Orrison of the home; one son Robert Orrison of Belmont; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Susan) Ogllbee of Hilliard and Mrs. John (Eleanor) Pallematskis of Warwood WV.; two brothers, Herbert Orrison of Pittsburgh and Amos Orrison of Quaker City and eight grandchildren. Friends were received at the Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home in Bethesda, where final rites will be held this afternoon, October 23 at 2 p.m. conducted by the Rev. Charles Hendershot. Burial will be made in Belmont Cemetery. [Barnesville Enterprise 1975]

Owens, M. Gertrude: M. Gertrude Owens, 87, Bethesda formerly of Belmont died Sunday at home. She was born March 20, 1905, near Belmont, daughter of the late James and Mollie Luke Gatten. She was a former employee of Barrett Poultry Farms, Belmont and a Christian. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harvey and Raymond Gatten; a sister, Bessie Owens. Surviving are two sons, Charles Dean Moreland of Orange Park, Fl. and James Cecil Owens of Houston, TX; a daughter Shirley Coen of Brilliant; a brother, Stanley Gatten of Jacobsburg; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Friends will be received 7 to 9 p.m. today at Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home Bethesda, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Virginia Geiger officiating. Burial follows in Chestnut Level Cemetery, Belmont. [Times Leader, 21 Dec 1992]

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