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Dorathy Dages

DIED--On Saturday afternoon, after a short but painful illness, Dorathy, wife of John Dages, aged 21 years and two days. The deceased left an infant two weeks old.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, OH.) Thursday, March 30, 1854 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Jerusha Dana
Mrs. Dana, mother-in-law of Judge A. Logue, died in this city on Friday of last week. She was nearly ninety years of age. She had been a resident of our city but a short time, but had gained many friends in that short time.
(Gallipolis Journal, January 29, 1880)

Jerusha Dana
Of Mrs. Jerusha Dana, who recently died in this city, at the residence of her son-in-law, Judge Logue, an obituary notice in the Marietta Register says: One sister, older than herself, is still living in Connecticut. Also a brother, "Capt. Burch," of Marietta.
She was married in 1810, at the early age of sixteen, to Edmund Dana, one of the most enterprising business men of that time, and a son of Capt. William Dana, of the first settlers of Ohio, 1788. They were married in the old seminary in Marietta, which is still standing, and soon went to live at the old homestead in Belpre, opposite Biennerhassetts Island.
Mrs. Dana has passed through an eventful life. Her reminiscences of early times were very interesting. She was a woman remarkable for kindness and hospitality, for purity of heart, energy of character and that wonderful vitality of organization, which for many years has sustained a very frail body. Under every vicissitude of fortune she preserved her cheerfulness and elasticity of spirit. She will be remembered by a large circle of friends in Marietta and vicinity as one of the lovelist and beautiful of old ladies. Her last thoughts were of others, and it may well be said of her, "she hath done what she could." The worn grandmother is at rest. May our lives be as pure, as useful, and as thoughtful, as was hers.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, February 26, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Jerusha Dana
DIED. At the residence of her daughter in Gallipolis, January 23d, 1880, Mrs. Jerusha Dana, aged 84 years. She was born in Bridgeport, Conn. Both her father and her husband's father were among the first settlers of Marietta and vicinity. She was married in 1810, and reared a large family, of whom only three survive. She united with the Baptist Church in very early life, and continued in the same faith until death. She was ready and waiting when summoned to depart. W. E. LYON.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, February 12, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Avanelle Jane Daniels
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Avanelle Jane Daniels, 80, died July 20 after a 3-month illness.
She was born in Walnut Twp., Gallia County, Ohio, and lived in Cuyahoga Falls since 1948. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Little Garden Club of Cuyahoga Falls, and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a retired registered nurse.
Preceded in death by her husband, Glenn F., she is survived by daughter Donna Hartong of Cuyahoga Falls; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ted Thompson of Largo, Fla.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother Herbert W. McCarley of Columbus; many nieces and nephews. Services will be Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., at the Billow Falls Chapel, 23rd St. and Falls Ave., with Rev. Charles Wells officiating. Interment Greenlawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home TONIGHT, 5 to 9 p.m. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to a favorite charity. (Billow's, Falls)
[Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - July 22, 1986]

Elizabeth Daniels
DIED. --- In Porter, of dropsy, March 3d, 1876, Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Abram Daniels, in the 45th year of her age.
The deceased leaves a family of six children, the eldest in her 18th year. Her sufferings were protracted and severe, continuing nearly two years; all which she endured with much patience and fortitude. She had been for several years a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She died in faith and earnest expectation of a happy and glorious immortality. Thus she passed from a world of discomfort, sin and suffering, as we trust, to a world of bliss, unalloyed and uninterrupted peace. H. R. HOWE.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, March 30, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Elijah Darst
Mr. Elijah Darst died at his home in this township (Cheshire), on the 21st, aged 57 years. His disease was chronic rheumatism.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, February 3, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Elijah Darst
DIED. ---Elijah Darst died at his residence in Cheshire township, January 21st, in the 58th year of his age leaving a wife and twelve children to mourn his loss; though their loss is his eternal gain. He embraced a hope in Christ in the year 1841, and united with 1st Kyger Freewill Baptist Church, of which he remained a faithful member until death. Now he has exchanged his labor for reward. Funeral sermon by Rev. W. J. Fulton, from John, sixth chapter 63d verse.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, February 10, 1876 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Warren Darst
DIED. DARST---In Clay township, June 6th, 1874, Warren Darst, aged about 25 years.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 11, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Bertha Davis
DIED. Bertha, daughter of Prof. John M. and Ella B. Davis, died of brain fever at Rio Grande, O., June 24th, 1880, aged five months and two days.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, July 1, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Henry Davis
DIED. -- Near Centreville, Jan. 21, 1875, Henry Davis, aged about 82 years. The deceased was born in Wales, and came to this country about 35 years ago, and settled in this county, where he has since resided.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 28, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

Elizabeth Day
DIED. In Ohio township, May 10th, 1875, Mrs. Elizabeth Day, wife of Mr. John Day, aged eighty-three years. She had been a consistent and faithful member of the Baptist Church for thirty-six years. She was a good citizen and commanded universal respect.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 20, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

Harry Deckard
DIED. In Huntington township, Feb. 13th, 1874, Harry, son of H. and S. Deckard, aged 18 months and 11 days.
Why thus lament in sadness lone, Why let these tears of anguish fall, Why grieve that one so young has flown, Why back to life the loved one call? Look up, look up! the jasper walls Are nearer now than e'er before; With beckoning hand your loved one calls, For joy stands waiting there; come o'er And gain the peace, and joy and rest, Within the mansions of the blest.
A. FRIEND. Hickory Hill, Feb. 24.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, March 5, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Lucinda Deem
DIED. In Clay township, Jan. 31st, Mrs. Lucinda Deem, wife of Mr. Charles Deem.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, February 04, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

Margaret R. Defoor
DIED---On the 22d ult., Mrs. Margaret R., wife of James M. Defoor, of disease of the lungs. She was born February 4, 1827. Her parents being religious, and members of the M. E. Church, early taught her the principles of their holy religion; which principles she embraced when about the age of twenty. The hope of heaven appeared to brighten, as the hour of death drew near. And to those who witnessed her departure, there was not the least shadow of a doubt, but her death was most emphatically the death of the righteous.
She was born and raised near the town of Patriot, Gallia county, Ohio, and leaves a kind husband and one daughter to lament her loss. But their loss is her eternal gain. J. M. DEFOOR.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, February 08, 1855 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Anna M. DeLong
DIED.--- In this city, Feb. 12th, 1876, Anna M. DeLong, wife of Francis DeLong, aged 35 years, 2 months and 1 day.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, February 24, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Eve Denbrook
Eve Denbrook, 74, 2718 Belmont Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1995, in United Hospital.
Eve Mae Carter was born May 28, 1921, in Gallipolis, Ohio, the daughter of Emory Earl and Alice (Cooper) Carter. She graduated in 1940 from Gallia High School, Gallipolis, studied at the Columbus (Ohio) School of Business and was a secretary at Ohio State University for four years. She married Myron Denbrook Jr. April 14, 1945, in Columbus. They lived in Seattle, Pullman and Walla Walla, Wash., and in 1947, came to Grand Forks, where he became a partner in Wells and Denbrook, Architects. She worked in that office until 1952.
She worked extensively planning the Myra Museum complex, collecting and displaying exhibits for the Campbell House and Myra Museum on behalf of the Grand Forks Historical Society; served on the board of directors and was a tour guide for many years and was a member of the Craft Guild. Her affiliation with the Federated Church includes teaching Sunday school, guild officer and chairwoman of the wedding reception committee.
She is survived by her husband; son, Myron ''Mark'' III, Hibbing, Minn.; and brother, John Paul Carter, Columbus.
Services:10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Federated Church.
Visitation:4 to 7 p.m. today, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, in Amundson Funeral Home, and one hour before services in the church. An Eastern Star service will be at 4:30 p.m. today in the funeral home. Burial: Gallipolis, Ohio.
[Grand Forks Herald (ND) - November 17, 1995]

Charles Dennis
DIED -- In Gallipolis, Ohio, on the morning of the 21st inst., of Consumption, Charles Dennis, in the 17th year of his age.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 28, 1870 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Jeremiah Denny
DIED. In Morgan township, on the 17th, Jeremiah Denny, aged about 80 years.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 20, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

Sophia Denny
DIED. In Ewington, Nov. 27th, 1874, of consumption, Miss Sophia Denny, daughter of Wm. R. Denny, Esq.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 3, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Charlene (Elisabeth) Denzin
TALLMADGE -- Charlene (Elisabeth) Denzin, 69, died Feb. 16, 1985.
Mrs. Denzin was a homemaker, born in Athens, Ohio, and lived in Tallmadge since 1953. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Tallmadge, Order of the Eastern Star Billow Chapter No. 483, Tallmadge Chapter of the A.A.R.P., the Busy Sunshine Club, and was a graduate of East High School.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Karl; and her parents, Daisy and Ezra Timms. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Len (Lois) Burgers of Tallmadge, Mrs. Kent (Margaret) Boeger of Illinois; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Betty Jane Timms of California, David and Bea Timms ofTallmadge.
Services 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, at the Hennessy-Bagnoli Funeral Home, 339 Southwest Av., Tallmadge, with Rev. C. Edward Carter officiating. Burial Hillside Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday. Eastern Star services 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. (Hennessy-Bagnoli, Tallmadge.)

Sarah Dewitt
DIED. In Northup village, on the 20th of February, 1875, Sarah Dewitt, aged forty-nine years.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 03, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. In Northup village, on the 20th of February, Sarah Dewitt, aged 49 years, three months and two days. Miss Dewitt was a lady of amiable character; Christian multitudes might imitate her example with great advantage. She was esteemed and beloved by all who knew her. She leaves many friends and relatives to mourn her loss.
[poem omitted] [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 24, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

Wm. R. Dilcher
Mr. Wm. R. Dilcher, the Third street baker, died Tuesday morning of heart disease. Monday evening he was about in his usual health, was taken sick at 11 P. M. and died at 5 A. M. Mr. Dilcher was one of our good citizens, and enterprising in business.
An inquest was held on the body Tuesday morning, showing fatty degeneration of the heart as the cause of death. The deceased held insurance on his life for $1600, in the Ashland, Ky., Mutual Aid Association, of which company he was agent. He was 58 years of age. The body was taken to Hartford City for burial, Tuesday afternoon.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 8, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Andrew Donnally
DIED---In Green township, in this county, on the 30th ult., after a protracted illness, Mr. Andrew Donnally, in the one hundredth year of his age.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 08, 1855 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Sarah Donnally
Aunt Sally Donnally, an old resident of Green township, died of cancer last week.
(Gallipolis Journal, Thursday, April 27, 1876)

DONALLY---At the residence of her son-in-law, (Mr. Henry Bane,) seven miles from this place, April 19th, 1876, of paralysis, after a long, protracted illness, which she bore with much patience, Mrs. Sarah Donnally, aged 79 years. Her end was peace. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 11, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Hazel B. Dorsey
COVENTRY TWP. -- Hazel B. Dorsey, 77, went home to be with the Lord on June 10, 1993.
She was born in Gallia County, Ohio, and had lived in the Akron area most of her life. Mrs. Dorsey was employed at the Firestone Post Office for 20 years and had taught private music lessons for many years. She was a member of Albrecht Avenue Church of God.
She is survived by Anderson, her husband of 52 years; sons and daughters-in-law, Rodrick and Barbara of Muskegon, Mich., Ronald and Lynn of Columbia, S.C.; daughter, Roberta Morris of North Canton; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and brother, Myron Halley of Wilmington, Ohio.
Funeral service Sunday, 2 p.m., at the Hopkins Lawver UNIONTOWN Funeral Home, 3553 Northdale St., one block northwest of the square of 619 and Cleveland Avenue, Rev. Betty Lowe officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Cemetery in Uniontown. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday, from 12 noon until service time. (Hopkins Lawver, Uniontown)
[Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - June 12, 1993]

Grace I. Drake
Death of Miss Drake - Died at Galliopolis Last Friday - Her Body Brought Home for Burial - Funeral this Afternoon
The remains of Miss Grace I. Drake were brought home from Galliopolis Sunday night and taken to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Judson Drake, two and one half miles southwest of this city.  Miss Drake died last Friday in the Ohio Hospital for Epileptics in Gallipolis.  She has been an inmate of that institution for several years.  Her age was 27 years. The funeral was held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon from the house, the services being conducted by Rev. Philip Bauer, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church.  Interment was in Forest Hill Cemetery.  [The Piqua Daily Call (Piqua, OH) 22 Aug 1904]

Eleanora Drouillard
DIED. -- In Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday evening, January 6th, 1875, of scarlet fever, Eleanora, daughter of Capt. Jas. P. and Florence Drouillard, in the third year of her age.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 14, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

Corah Drummond
DIED. -- In this city, August 7th, of membranous croup, Corah, daughter of L. and M. Drummond, aged six years and three months.
Though cast down, we're not forsaken, Though afflicted, not alone; Thou didst give, and Thou hast taken-- Blessed Lord, Thy will bedone. M. P.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, August 31, 1876 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

Harry Gilbert Dunbar
DIED. DUNBAR---In this city on Friday evening, June 4, 1880, Harry Gilbert, youngest son of Samuel A. and Frankie E. Dunbar, age 9 months.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 10, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Lizzie E. Duston
DIED. In Porter, Gallia county, Ohio, Oct. 26, 1874, Miss Lizzie E. Duston, daughter of Dr. B. W. and Letitia Jackman Duston, in the 23d year of her age; in the bloom and beauty of youth and early womanhood.
"So fades the lovely, blooming flower,
Frail, smiling solace of an hour."
Affectionate and lovely in her life, resigned, patient and peaceful in her death.
Her last sickness was protracted fourteen days, during all these days of intense suffering, not a murmur escaped her lips; all was borne patiently and quietly. Hopes of her recovery were entertained by her parents until the last, but the recurrence of nervous, spasmodic affections became so frequent and so violent, that physical nature could endure no more, and she peacefully slept that "sleep which knows no waking."
"Her sufferings past, securely laid now in her last retreat,
Unheeded o'er her silent dust the storms of life shall beat."
The lot of divine Providence has been cast into the family lap, and Lizzie, the first born, the loved and cherished, is taken. She seemed to be preadmonished that she should not recover, and expressed her full belief in the Bible and the hope that she should be saved. Thus all the endearing chords of affection entwined around the hearts of parents, brothers, sisters and friends, are sundered, as it were, in a moment, and all the fond anticipations which cluster around the brow of youth are buried in the grave. But true wisdom requires that we bow in unreserved and quiet submission to the will of "Him who is righteous in all His ways and holy in all His works."
The deceased was born in the village of Calcutta, Columbiana, O., and leaves in that county, as also in Pennsylvania, a large circle of wealthy and influential relatives who will bemoan her death. A solemn voice comes from the lone grave of Lizzie to all her youthful friends. "Be ye also ready for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of Man cometh."
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 12, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

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