Gallia County, Ohio
Obituaries and Death Notices
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DIED. In Green township, April 2, 1875, Frederick Haken, aged 77 years, 5 months and 4 days. Mr. H. came to America in 1849, and, after living in Pittsburg about eight years, removed to this county, where he since resided. He was the father of Mr. William Ecker's first wife. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 08, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
Dr. Corin B. Hall
DIED. --- At Millersport, Ohio, on Thursday, February 17th, 1876, of cancer in the face, Dr. C. B. Hall. (Corin B. Hall)
Dr. Hall was member of Morning Dawn Lodge, F. A M., of this city. Several members of the Lodge went down on the Luella, Sunday morning, accompanied by representatives from the Odd Fellows, of which Order the deceased was also a member, to take charge of the remains, which were interred at Burlington, with Masonic honors. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, February 24, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Died, At the residence of Mr. Wm. Waddell, in Green township, Feb. 6th, 1869, Mr. Alexander Halliday, in the 29th year of his age. His disease was pulmonary consumption.
The deceased was a young man of excellent qualities, and won the confidence and esteem of all who formed his acquaintance.
Never influenced, by circumstances contrary to correct convictions of duty, to do a wrong act, he was truly a consistant, prudent, sober minded young may. His business qualifications were above what any he termed ordinary, and he was ever honorable and upright in all his dealings with his fellow men. His disease was of long continuance, yet he was a remarkable example of patience, even in his severest sufferings. When convinced of the near approach of death, he adjusted all his business affairs in a very satisfactory manner, and sought at once to make preparation to enter upon the eternal future. He doubtless realized the pardoning love of the Redeemer and left the world in the triumphs of a living faith.
Conscious till the last moments of life, he realized fully his situation and longed for his departure. He leaves the pleasing assurance to his friends who mourn their loss, that he has entered the rest of the Saints, and leaves behind for their remembrance the earnest request to meet him in the better land. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, OH.) Thursday February 11, 1869]
Death of a Pioneer.
Mr. Samuel Halliday departed this life on Wednesday of last week, at his home in Springfield township, in the 82d year of his age. Mr. Halliday was one of the prominent citizens of this county, and had an extensive acquaintance. His remains were buried near Rutland. He was formerly Auditor of Meigs county. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 2, 1880 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
James A. Hamilton
DIED. In this city, Monday, September 13th, 1875, James A., son of Ralph L. and Sarah A. Hamilton, aged 6 months and 10 days. Funeral, this (Wednesday) afternoon at 3 o'clock, from the residence of Mr. Thomas McCafferty, on Second street. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 16, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. Dec. 20th, 1873, Jimmie, son of James and Hattie Hamilton, aged one year, eight months and five days. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 1, 1874 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Jimmie O'Brien Hamilton
DIED. December 20th, Jimmie O'Brien, infant son of James and Harriet Hamilton, aged 19 months, 12 days.
Just when our hearts have become the most entwined about these loved ones, our Saviour takes them to draw us to Himself. May we all be as ready to enter that bright land as those of whom Jesus said: "For of such is the kingdom of Heaven." We shall meet no more to sever, by and by. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 29, 1874 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Mary E. Hampton (nee Gilbert)
Peculiarly Sad Death.
Mrs. Jno. T. Hampton died Saturday morning of peritonites, in the 22d year of her age. On Tuesday she gave birth to a child. Puerperal convulsions followed with inflammation, rendered her case hopeless. She was burried on Sunday in Gallipolis Cemetery, the funeral services being conducted at the M. E. Church by Revs. C. F. Chreighton and M. B. Wilson, before a large audience of sympathizing friends. Mrs. Hampton, nee Mary E. Gilbert, had been a bride but a year, anticipating a bright future for herself and family in the new residence being constructed by Mr. Hampton. She was a bright, cheerful lady of good sense. Her mother was in attendance at her last hours. We sympathize with the stricken husband.--[McArthur papers please copy. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 2, 1880 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Miriam E. Hanson
DIED---December 25, 1861, near Alexander Chapel, Miriam E., daughter of William S. and Mary Hanson, aged eight years ten months and two days. Miriam was a good and dutiful child, a favorite in the family and neighborhood. She loved the Sunday school, and was always entertained with good books.--But suddenly the Master called, and after she distributed some mementoes among her friends and gave directions about her funeral, she went "to that land where storms never blow, and the long summer's given." J. B. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, OH.) Thursday, January 9, 1862 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. In Green township, on the 18th inst., of consumption, Mrs. Sarah Hanson, wife of Mr. John P. Hanson, in her 32d year.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 25, 1869 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Lewis Wilbert Hapstonstall
DIED -- In this city, April 7, 1876, Lewis Wilbert, son of Susan C. and J. A. Hapstonstall, aged 15 months. "Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not; for of such is the Kingdom of God." [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 13, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
James L. Harding Sr.
James L. Harding Sr., 54, 20410 Black Duck Road, Altoona, died Saturday, Dec. 26. Mr. Harding was a sheet metal worker. Born in Gallia County, Ohio, he moved to Central Florida in 1991. He was Protestant and a member of Sheet Metal Union Local 2498, Moose Lodge, Delaware, Ohio, and the National Rifle Association. He was a Marine veteran. Survivors: wife, Elma; sons, James L. Jr., Richard L., both of Gahanna, Ohio; daughter, Kathy Harding, Sunbury, Ohio; mother, Kathryn Scheiderer, Columbus, Ohio; sisters, Jean Shepard, Galena, Ohio, Judith Mayers, Mansfield, Ohio. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla. e, Ohio.
[Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - December 28, 1992]
Walter E. Harding
Harding, Walter E., 70, of 7172 65th Way N, Pinellas Park, died Saturday (Sept. 2, 1989) at Rosedale Manor Nursing Home. He was born in Gallia County, Ohio, and came here in 1970 from Piqua, Ohio, where he was a schoolteacher. During World War II, he served in the Coast Guard. He was a member of American Legion Post 104, Pinellas Park, and DAV. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle; two sons, Walter L., Pinellas Park, and Larry E., Tampa; a brother Joseph, Piqua; two sisters, Ada Hayes, Rio Grande, Ohio, and Ida Mae Thompson, Cheshire, Ohio; and five grandchildren. All Faiths Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
[St. Petersburg Times (FL) - September 3, 1989]
Gladys M. Harless
Gladys M. Harless, 89, passed away March 23, 1992. Mrs. Harless was born in Gallia County, Ohio, April 16, 1902. She was a member of Cottage Grove Evangelical Congregational Church.
She is survived by son, Franklin Perrine; daughters, Ola M. Baldwin Dorothy M. (Ralph) Porter, and June C. (Travis) Ours; many grandchildren great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd., THIS EVENING, 6 to 9 p.m., where service will be held WednesDAY, at 1 p.m., Rev. Jack Ward officiating. Interment Greenlawn Memorial Park. (Bacher) [Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - March 24, 1992]
DIED. In Green township, March 7th, 1875, Annie Harrington; aged 91 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 01, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
Mary E. Hartsook
DIED. At the residence of Mr. Henry Wood, near Harrisburg, this co., Miss Mary E., daughter of Wm. Hartsook, departed this life Jan. the 26th, in the 25th year of her age. The deceased had long been a sufferer. She leaves a father, one sister and three brothers, to mourn their loss. She bore her sufferings patiently, trusting in Jesus, and we trust has gone home to rest. Funeral services by Rev. S. J. Wood. Text Matt.24-42. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 1, 1880 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. At the residence of his son in Newport, Ky., June 28th, 1880, Mr. Henry Hartwig, father of the late lamented Henry Hartwig, who was drowned a few months since. Mr. H. was a resident of Morgan township, Gallia Co., Ohio, for about forty years, and only changed his residence to Kentucky about three weeks previous to his death. He was a gentleman universally esteemed. He was 85 years of age. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, August 5, 1880 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Elva G. Harvey
WADSWORTH -- Elva G. Harvey, 77, died Oct. 4, 1990 at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital, after a three-month illness.
Born in Gallia County, Mrs. Harvey resided in Wadsworth seven years previously residing in Delaware, Ohio, and Akron. She was a purchasing agent at the Columbus General Depot, retiring in 1964, and was the first president of the Fairborn Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary.
She is survived by husband, E. Carl; son, Emerson Gamble of Savannah, Ga.; daughter, Wilma Grody of Dayton; stepsons, Eddie and Leon Harvey, both of Akron, Terry Harvey of Norton; stepdaughter, Donelda Bailey of Norton; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sisters, Bessie Glazer of California, Katie Lower of Illinois.
The family will receive friends Sunday, 7 to 8 p.m., at the Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. Services will be Monday, 1 p.m., at Millcreek Cemetery in Delaware, Ohio. (Hilliard Cox Mullaney) [Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - October 6, 1990]
DIED. At his residence near this city, on Thursday, April 2d, of bronchial affection, Charles Hatmaker, aged 35 years.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 9, 1874 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED---In Cheshire, March 3d, 1862, Charlotte Hatton, the adopted daughter of Caroline Gates and Hubbard Vangilder, aged 23 years. Her sickness was long and painful, yet she bore it with great patience. That which appeared to trouble her most was the thought of the loneliness of her adopted parents after her death. And sad will their home be unenlivened by her cheerful voice and deeds of kindness. But their loss is her gain, for she was resigned to the will of her heavenly father. G.
Pomeroy and Marietta papers please copy. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, OH.) Thursday, March 6, 1862 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. In Addison township, on Friday, Theodore Hearn. The Funeral services occurred on Sunday, and were conducted by Rev. G. W. Isaminger. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 16, 1874 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
George Dunlevy Hebard
Death of Geo. D. Hebard.
All that was mortal of George Dunlevy Hebard passed away Thursday night of last week. Mr. Hebard had suffered for some time previous to his death from a complication of diseases, his liver being the principal seat of disease.
Mr. Hebard was born in Athens, O., April 20, 1827. He entered the Journal office when a young man as a printer's apprentice and continued here until he had acquired his trade. The relations of the deceased with the Journal have always been of a cordial character. * * * * * In 1871 he took charge of the Gallipolis Bulletin, left it in 73' and founded the Locomotive, the name of which paper was changed into the present Gallipolis Ledger. Mr. Hebard was a quiet, honest citizen. The columns of his paper were ever open to the exposure of fraud and villainy, and in the interest of morality he wielded a ready pen. A widow, two sons and four daughters mourn his loss. On Sunday afternoon his remains were deposited in the old cemetery by the Masonic faternity, Rev. M. B. Wilson of the Presbyterian Church, conducting the religious services. Requiescat in pace.
Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7, F. & A. M., is called upon to mourn the departure of one of its members. Geo. D. Hebard died, Jan. 30, 1880, and his spirit has returned to God, its Father;
(extracted) [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, February 5, 1880 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Sophia G. Heisner
DIED---In Gallipolis, at the residence of Capt. John Heisner, on Tuesday, June 16, 1863, Miss Sophia G. Heisner, aged 38 years. Gallia Co., Oh. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, OH.) Thursday, June 25, 1863 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
The body of the drowned miller at Allison's mill, on Raccoon creek, was recovered last week.--His name was Henry Helms--a single man--and one much respected in the nieghborhood. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 20, 1870 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Judge Kent sent three persons to the new lunatic asylum at Athens last week. From Guyan Township went Polly Henry, single, aged 60 years. The cause of her derangement is not known; probably hereditary. The first intimation her friends had that her mind was not right was two weeks ago when she commenced screaming and hollowing. .... Later -- On Tuesday Judge Kent received a telegram stating that Polly Henry died the previous day. She will be buried at Athens. [Source: Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, February 12, 1874 - Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
Callie and Stella Hill
DIED. At Madison, Indiana, on the 16th of July, 1880, of scarlet fever, Callie aged 5 years, 11 months and 8 days. Also on the 24th of the same month, of scarlet fever, Stella, aged one year, 8 months and 8 days, children of Oliver and Maggie Hill.
Ere sin could blight or sorrow fade, Death came with friendly care, The opening buds to Heaven conveyed, And bade them blossom there. G. M. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, July 29, 1880 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. -- At his residence in this city, April 5, 1876, of paralysis, Mr. Thomas Hill. Mr. Hill was born in Yorkshire, England, March 1, 1800, and came to this country in 1832. Mr. Hill was a kind, honest, good citizen.[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 13, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Esta Berridge Hobson
Esta Berridge Hobson, 88, an Arlington resident since 1959 and a former nurse in Worthington, Ohio, died of a stroke Aug. 4 at Arlington Hospital.
Mrs. Hobson was born in Gallia, Ohio. In 1920, she completed her training as a registered nurse at White Cross Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. From 1952 to 1957, she was a psychiatric nurse in Worthington.
Her husband, Bernard Dyson Hobson, died in 1954. Survivors include a daughter, Marye M. Hobson of Arlington; a sister, Lucille Todd of Brazil, Ind., and two grandchildren. [Washington Post, The (DC) - August 10, 1983]
DIED. ---In this city, on Saturday, August 12th, 1876, of hemorrhage of the lungs, Mr. Wm. Hoffman. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, August 17, 1876 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
DIED---At Vinton, Gallia county, on Sunday morning, the 18th inst., Abigail, daughter of John E. Holcomb, aged 14 years.[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 5, 1854 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Abner J. Holcomb
DIED. At his residence, near Vinton, Dec. 13th, 1874, after a lingering illness of five years, Abner J. Holcomb, in the 79th year of his age. The deceased was born on the Hudson River, Orange county, on the 28th of Sept. 1796, and came to Gallia county in the year 1817. In January, 1820 he was married to Ann S. Holcomb, daughter of Gen. Samuel R. Holcomb, who still survives him. He was the father of sixteen children, fourteen of whom lived to be men and women, and eleven are still living. He was a hard-working man, a carpenter by trade, a good citizen, and a consistent christian. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 17, 1874 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Anselm S. Holcomb
DIED. In Vinton, on Saturday, June 12th, 1875, of brain fever, Anselm S. Holcomb, son of A. and Jane Holcomb, aged 7 years, 3 months and 2 days. [poem omitted] [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, July 22, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. At his residence across Chickamauga, in this city, Sunday morning, May 2d, 1880, of heart disease, Francis Holcomb, in the 75th year of his age. Mr. Holcomb was born in Lancashire, England, and came to Gallipolis in the year 1831, where he has since resided. He was well known to the most of our citizens, and was actively engaged in business here for several years. He was the father of Henry Holcomb, Wm. F. Holcomb, Mrs. John Lupton, Mrs. Jonathan Thompson, Mrs. Thomas L. Bell, Mrs. Jas. C. Shaw and Misses Ada B. and Alice Holcomb, all of whom, except Mrs. Thompson, reside in our city. The deceased was an honest man in every sense. He left an estate worth about $10,000. His widow survives him. His funeral services occurred Monday, Father Breare officiating. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 6, 1880 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. --- In Huntington township, June 19th, 1876, Miss Ormazinda Holcomb, aged 25 years.[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 22, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
William Joseph Holcomb
To William Joseph Holcomb, who died Oct. 11th, and others, during the yellow fever epidemic in 1878.
'Twas just two years ago the eleventh, Loved ones remember well; How Willie, dear, was called away, And placed beneath the silent clay. Dearest Willie though we miss thee, And thy loss we deeply feel; Still we hope at last to meet thee, With Him who doeth all things well. There were others, prior to his death, And more who felt the sting, Who like his mother, to their graves will bring, The earliest offerings of the Spring.[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, October 14, 1880 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Cynthia Holman and Jasper E. Holman
DIED. At Grant City, Worth Co., Mo., Feb. 9th, 1875, Mrs. Cynthia Holman, aged 60 years, consort of the late M. E. Holman. Mrs. Holman was formerly a resident of Porter, Gallia county, Ohio, from which place she removed to Missouri in the year 1867. She was converted and united with the Presbyterian church in her thirtieth year. She had no fear of death, and her only desire to be spared was that she might spare the grief of her children, little thinking that her beloved son Jasper was soon to follow. In her death her children have lost a kind and indulgent mother, and society a consistent Christian. Let us hope that our loss is her eternal gain.
Also, Jasper E. Holman, son of the above, died Feb. 20th, 1875. In the year 1866 he was converted and united with the M. E. Church in Porter, Gallia county, Ohio. During his last illness his thoughts seemed turned to that home where the deaf shall hear and the dumb shall speak. He died with a peaceful and happy smile on his countenance, and now we trust that both mother and son are united in Heaven, where no farewells are spoken and sorrow never comes. T. A. C. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, March 18, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
Old Mrs. Hopkins died at the County Infirmary March 10th. She was the mother of James Hopkins, formerly here as a shoemaker, but at present residing at Zanesville, O. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, March 25, 1880 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
William Hopkins, "Billy," an old citizen of Morgan township, died on Saturday. He was a soldier in the war of 1812. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, October 12, 1876 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
Chloe Belle Horch
Chloe Belle Horch, age 88, of Plain City died Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at Heartland of Marysville after an extended illness. Born November 23, 1913 in Gallia, Ohio. Member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union, Plain City. An avid artist who loved to draw figures from the funny pages of the newspaper. Preceded in death by parents Sherman and Sadie (Towns) McKean, husband Chester M. Horch in 1997, 5 brothers and one sister. Survived by children, Bill (Gayle) Horch, Mary (Harold) Clapham and Tom (Sandy) Horch, all of Plain City; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Estelle Harper of Marysville and Edna Siemon of Kenton; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 13, 2002 at the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 202 E. Main Street (St. Rt. 161 W), Plain City, where the family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Pastor Phil Conrad officiating. Burial Forest Grove Cemetery, Plain City. [Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - September 11, 2002]
DIED. Alexander Houlsworth died at his residence in Raccoon township, Gallia county, June 11th, 1874, of dropsy of the heart. He was born Sept. 4th, 1806, in Green county, Pa., moved to Ohio in 1838, being a resident of this county thirty-six years. He was a kind husband, indulgent father, and good citizen. A companion and five children mourn their loss, but not as those who have no hope. He died as he had lived, a Christian. Funeral at the Free Baptist Church, at Rio Grande, on the 12th inst. Sermon by Rev. I. Z. Haning: Heb. 11-16. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 18, 1874 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
HOULSWORTH---Mrs. Caroline Houlsworth, relict of Alexander Houlsworth, died of consumption at her residence near Rio Grande, O., on Sunday, Oct. 3, 1880, aged 72 years and 25 days.
She was born and brought up in Pennsylvania, and in 1837 removed to Gallia county, O., where she resided until her death. Before coming to Ohio she was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, but united with the Freewill Baptist church in Raccoon Tp., soon after its organization . Of this church she was a consistent and active member as long as she lived, although for several years she was deprived by ill health of the privilege of attending public worship. In her home and in society her christian character was displayed not so much by profession as by acts of kindness and a loving spirit which endeared her to all who knew her---most of all to her own family circle. The writer conversed freely with her a few weeks before her death, and found her in the satisfactory enjoyment of the comforts and hopes of the Christian religion. Her five children, Mrs. Ettie Shiers, Ruth, Belle, Addison, and Samuel Houlsworth, and other relatives were with her in her last days, and she passed away from this loving band in the full hope of entering into the society of the redeemed in Heaven.
Her funeral was preached on the day following her death from Ps. 90:12, and her body was interred by that of her husband in the church-yard at Rio Grande. JNO. M. DAVIS. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 18, 1880 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Information Wanted: Johnny Howe, a bright little boy eight years old, dressed in a gray suit of clothes, knee pants, striped stockings, was lost Wednesday night, February 4th, from the steamer Telephone, while she lay at the Gallipolis wharf. He is supposed to have fallen overboard and drowned. Any information concerning him or his remains, if found, will be thankfully received. Address, Geo. T. Brosius, C. C., Knights of Pythias, Gallipolis, O. Source: Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, February 19, 1880
A later article
The body of Johnny Howe, the little eight year old, who was drowned off the Telephone on the 4th of February last, was recovered last week a mile below town and burried on Saturday by the Knights of Pythias. His parents, who live at Midway, Penn., were advised. Misses Susie Clark, Jennie Selfridge and Maude and Laura Pritchett deserve mention for floral offerings. Rev. W. E. Lyon, conducted the funeral services at the residence of Mr. E. Skees. The parents are under everlasting obligations to Mr. Geo. D. Brosius. [Source: Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 27, 1880 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED---In Perry township, on the 8th inst., Mrs. Hughes, wife of A. H. Hughes. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 12, 1853 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. At his residence in Green township, Wednesday, Dec. 24th, 1879, of pneumonia, after a sickness of only one week, Mr. Lester Hulbert, aged 73 years. He was a native of New York, and removed to Gallia county about twenty-five years ago. He was a gentleman highly respected by all who knew him, and a citizen whose every impulse was for the enlightenment and elevation of humanity. "And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them." [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 1, 1880 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Hiram H. Hull
DIED. In Gallia county, Ohio, May 9th, 1875, Hiram H. Hull; aged 56 years, 11 months and 12 days.
He joined the United Brethren Church about ten years ago, and by an upright life and Christian courtesy won the esteem of all who knew him. He stood firm to the principles of the church, and died in peace. A wife, five sons, one daughter, and many friends mourn his death. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 20, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
A sad accident occurred at Allison's mill, on Raccoon, on Monday. The miller, Mr. John Hullins, took the skiff to set Mr. John Rader across the creek, when, by some means, the skiff became unmanageable, and went over the dam, drowning Hullins. Rader was saved. The body had not been recovered on Tuesday. Hullins leaves a wife and three children. He was about 40 years of age.[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 6, 1870 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Charles Everet Hunt
DIED. Charles Everet Hunt, son of James and R. J. Hunt, in Greenfield township, September 6th 1880. His disease was diptheria on the lungs. Age 4 years, 10 months and 25 days. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 16, 1880 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
COURT REPORT. - DEATH OF JOS. HUNT.
Monday afternoon, C. M. Holcomb, Esq., from the committee previously appointed to report the death of the late Joseph Hunt to the court, with appropriate remarks and resolutions, to be entered on the Journal of said Court, spoke as follows:
Joseph Hunt is dead. The immortal as well as the mortal has passed from the terrestrial. The mortal to its final, forever home, the immortal to mingle in that grand, unfolding plan. Death, guilt's terror and the wish of innocence, has closed his eyes in night.
Joseph Hunt was born in Jackson county, Ohio, on the 30th day of January, 1826, and died in the city of Gallipolis, on the 4th day of May, 1880. His first appearance here was as a student at our schools. He afterward taught school in the county, and permanently located in Gallipolis in 1849. Here he studied law, and was admitted to the Bar. Following this he was elected a Justice of the Peace and Mayor of the then town of Gallipolis. In 1859 he was appointed by the Commissioners of the county, Clerk of the Courts, to fill a vacancy, and was thereafter consecutively elected thereto until the expiration of his final term in 1875, embracing a period of nearly sixteen years. He was in these years a member and President of our City Council, and Vice-President of the First National Bank.
In every official position and in every official trust, Joseph Hunt discharged each incumbent duty with judgment, honor and fidelity. He was officially pure; his record is stainless.
As a Clerk of our Courts he appeared most prominently before the public, and as such he had no superior. He possessed all the requisite elements of clerical success. Kind Nature and given him a capacious, retentive memory, an eye to order, and care to exactness. He was the attorney's clerk, and the brethren around me to-day are under confessed obligations for his hundred, hundred favors and the lessons that he taught. Judicial decisions, however complex, dropped upon his mind with the nicest precision.
Benevolence was only one of the catalogue of Joseph Hunt's virtues. Forgetting his own personal ailments, he ministered unto the sufferings of others. Charity found a happy home in his breast. The hungry, pained, distressed found in him a willing giver, with an open heart. The unfed never tottered hungry from his door, or the unclad shivering depart. His gifts are only outnumbered by the pulsations of his generous heart.
Gratitude---the highest, grandest virtue---with him was bosom-full. This lends the brightest lustre to his life, and ennobles it.
Joseph Hunt was an honest man. He was an honorable man, and scorned him who would, either from interest or inclination, do a dishonorable act. He was truthful, and rejoiced in the man that loathed a liar. His convictions, of duty and right were ever keen and closely followed.
For five years previous to his demise he was infirm, but never old. The pristine mental vigor was ever his. The warm friends of his physical manly life were his warm friends to the close. His fund of anecdote was not circumscribed; it too was spicy, brief and pointed, and it was when with the company of his closest companions on occasions such as these, he seemed most to shine. Let it be chronicled of Joseph Hunt that he was, without selfishness, the friend of his friends.
The Masonic Lodge, of which he was an eminent and bright member, together with the Bar of this county, county officers, ex-county officers and numerous friends, paid the last solmen duty to be paid the dead. Again let me say, Joseph Hunt has gone; wrapped in the shroud of death he has gone from us forever, and to His high justice that never errs. His friendships are a more enduring monument than marble shafts, and the good acts done deeper fixed in hearts behind than words deep chiseled in pillars of granite.
Therefore, your committee heretofore appointed at a joint meeting of the Bar and county officers, held on the 6th day of May, 1880.
Resolve, That we sincerely regret the death of our late Brother, and our sympathy is hereby extended to those most in grief, but ask them to remember that an upright, charitable and grateful life is all-that can be wrought from human imperfection, and that the good works of Joseph Hunt follow after him.
Resolved, That this Court, out of respect to the memory of our deceased Brother, do now adjourn.
C. M. Holcomb, Jos. Stafford, John L. Guy, R. E. Dunn, W. W. Martindale, Committee.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 27, 1880 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Death of Joseph Hunt.
On Tuesday evening of last week, May 4th, Joseph Hunt, Esq., died at his residence at the corner of Third and Pine streets, in this city. In our last issue we mentioned this fact, but gave no particulars. Mr. Hunt was born in Jackson county, Ohio, January 31st, 1826, and was a little over fifty-four years of age at the time of his death. He was first known in the city as a student at the Gallia Academy. In the winter of 1848-9 he taught school in the Cherington District of Chickamauga, and came here in 1849, since which time he has been a resident of our city. He was elected Justice of the Peace and Mayor of the City, severing faithfully in both postitions. He studied law and was admitted to the bar. In June, 1859, upon the death of J. M. Campbell, the Clerk of the Courts of this County, he was appointed by the Commissioners Clerk pro tem. At the ensuing election he was elected Clerk, and continued to hold this office until February, 1875. In December, 1873, he was married to Miss Adelaide Perry, who survives him. During his Clerkship he was a member and President of the City Council. The last five years of his life he held no office, and devoted his time mainly to settling up his outstanding business, such as trusteeships, executorships, etc., of which he had several. For the last four or five years he has been more or less of an invalid, having a considerable part of the time to walk with crutches.
Joseph Hunt was an honorable man. He was truthful. He was honest. He was generous, and behind him he leaves a multitude of sorrowing friends. He was a man of remarkable correctness, and the possessor of a wonderful memory. As a Clerk of the Courts he had no superior, being attentive, careful and accommodating. He was an eminent member of the Masonic Fraternity. Morning Dawn Lodge, F. & A. M., of which he was a member, conducted the funeral. The county officers and members of the Bar, and the City Council, attended the funeral in bodies. His remains were interred in the upper cemetery. Mr. Hunt leaves a considerable estate, the present value of which it is difficult to estimate. He leaves no children. It is supposed that he died intestate, as no will has yet been found. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 13, 1880 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. Evince Huntley, in the 97th year of her age, at the residence of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Eveline Soles, in Morgan township. The deceased embraced religion in her eighteenth year, and was therefore a regular Baptist 79 years without a blemish on her Christian character. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Samuel S. Denny. A large number of people were present. The deceased passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 28. Funeral services on Sunday following.
Great God is this our certain doom, And are we still secure, Still marching downward to the tomb, And yet prepared no more? S. S. D. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 02, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED--On Sunday evening last, in Green township, Abram Hutsinpillar, a farmer, in the 82d year of his age.
Mr. H., the deceased, was born in Frederick county, Va., on the 8th day of October, 1772, and emigrated to Ohio and settled in Gallia county October, 1803, where he resided up to the time of his death. He raised a large family, which he brought up to honorable labor, all of whom are well off in this world's, lived to a green old age, and went down to the grave honored and respected by all who knew him. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, OH.) Thursday, March 23, 1854 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED---In this town, on the 2d inst., Anna, youngest daughter of John and Ann Hutsinpillar, aged 22 months.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, August 16, 1855 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
John Hutsinpillar (infant)
DIED--In this town, on Tuesday, 14th ult., John, infant son of John and Sarah Ann Hutsinpillar. [Gallipolis Journal (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 16, 1852 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Sarah Ann Hutsinpiller (nee Shepard)
Our city was stricken with grief, Sunday morning, by the announcement of the death of Mrs. Sarah Ann Hutsinpiller, wife of Capt. John Hutsinpiller. It was sudden and unexpected. Saturday night, about 10 o'clock, she complained of feeling unwell, and Dr. Sanns' assistance was immediately summoned, but before he reached her residence she was dead, expiring in her chair. Heart disease is supposed to have been the cause.
The deceased was the daughter of the late Calvin Shepard, one of the early settlers of Gallipolis. She was born on the 9th of April, 1817, and on the 10th day of October, 1845, was united in marriage to Capt. John Hutsinpiller. It was the occasion of a double wedding, the late Robert Black being married at the same time and place. Now both families are broken in upon by death, in the one case the husband being taken, and in the other the wife.
Mrs. Hutsinpiller was an estimable lady, kind and loving, in the family circle, in the social circle, everywhere; following with sincere and earnest devotion in the steps of the Master up to that blessed home where Christian character finds its great and sure reward. Early in life she united with the M. E. Church, of which her father was one of the first members in Gallipolis.
The funeral services took place Tuesday afternoon, at the family residence, conducted by Rev. Battelle. The attendance was large, showing resect for the dead, and sympathy for the living. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 22, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
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