Gallia County, Ohio
Obituaries and Death Notices
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DIED. --- In Addison township, on May 31st, 1880, of dropsy of the heart, Mr. John Maddy, in the 66th year of his age.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 10, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. Azubeth Maloon was born in Chautauqua Co., New York, July 20th, 1807, and died July 9th, 1874. January 20th, 1831, she was united in marriage to Mark Maloon, who died Dec. 5th, 1863. She was the mother of 15 children; ten of the number, together with her husband, preceded her to the better land. She was a member of the M. E. Church over thirty years, was a faithful Christian, loving her church and the cause of her Master more and more. She spoke without alarm her coming change, expressing herself as being ready and willing to go--saying she had more she expected to meet on the other side of the shore than she would leave on this side. Her sufferings were great, yet she bore them with patience, saying, "The Lord's will be done." Toward the close of her life nothing was so entertaining to her as the songs of Zion. She was often heard to say, "Bless the Lord; Oh, my soul, praise the Lord." She expressed her trust in the Savior, saying she desired to go and be with him. She was a bright and shining light. Those that knew her could truthfully say--behold a Christian, indeed. M. M.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, August 13, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. Sept. 12, 1875, near Centreville, Wilson Manring, aged 39 years. He left a wife and one child. He joined the M. E. Church at New Zion, when he was but little over 15 years of age, and he remained a consistent church member until his death.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 23, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Alpheus T. Martin
DIED---Alpheus T. Martin, Son of Alpheus Martin deceased, and Ann E. Martin, died at his Mother's residence in Morgan township, Gallia county, Ohio, on the 23d, of Jan., 1865 of Typhoid Pneumonia.
Although but a youth, he was anxious to serve his country, and in Sept., 1863, at the tender age of 15 years his zeal and patriotism getting the better of his judgment, he volunteered in Co. F, 2d R, W. Va., Cav., where he faithfully and satisfactorily performed his duties until his undeveloped frame, gave way under exposure of the service.
He was taken sick at Winchester W. Va., after the very hard Cavalry expedition late in Dec., to Gordonsville, and through the kindness of Dr. Gardner, Surg., 1st Va., Cavalry, was brought home where he died. One of the officers of his Reg't., informed his bereaved relations and friends, that he was a good boy and much liked in his Reg't, that he neither drank whisky, gambled, nor used any profane language. He was the youngest and only Son at home at the time of volunteering, his older and only brother entered the service at the commencement of the war, and is now a Veteran in the 56th, Reg't, O. V. I. He was a sharer in the hardships and success of the Lynchburg raid, was a sharer in Gen. Sheridan's hard marches and grand victories in the Shenandoah Valley, and could he have lived, would have been a blessing to his Mother, and made an intelligent and useful citizen.
His young heart beat high for the battlefield, that he might aid in the triumph of law, liberty, truth, justice, Union and Constitution, and the crushing of armed, organized treason.
He did his duty, more than his duty, has given his young life to his Country, and others must enjoy the blessings his valor was aiding in preserving. At the time of his death he was 16 years, 5 months, and 24 days old. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, March 16, 1865 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Annettie Rosalee Martin
DIED. Thursday, December 23d, 1875, near Clay Chapel, Annettie Rosalee, daughter of Joseph and Mary J. Martin, aged five years and nine months. [long poem omitted][Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 20, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. - Mrs. Catherine Martin died May 1st, 1876, in her 74th year. Having been a worthy member of the church for over 50 years, she endeared herself to all who knew her, and those who knew her best speak of her in terms of praise. H. L. W.[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 11, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
James Martin, of this city was killed at Ironton Sunday evening. Officers Merrill and Williams pursued Martin for the theft of a bundle of lath. Martin fired upon them without effect, when the officers returned the fire, hitting Martin and producing instant death. The officers were acquitted upon ground of self-defense. [Source: Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 4, 1880 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Mrs. Columbus Martindill
Mrs. Columbus Martindill died at Chambersburg, Friday evening of paralysis. She was 71 years of age. She was the mother of a large and noted family. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 2, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Capt. Phineas Mathews
DIED--At Cheshire Township, Gallia County, on Sunday morning, the 2d inst., Capt. Phineas Mathews, in the 85th year of his age.
His remains were deposited in the grave yard on the farm of the Late John Bing, Esq., in Addison township, where they were followed by numerous friends and relations, and interred with Masonic rites.
The deceased was a native of the State of Massachusetts, where he resided until his twenty-third year, during which time he served as a soldier in the State Line called to quell "Shay's Insurrection." He emigrated to the Northwest Territory in 1793 and landed at Marietta with Wayne's troops, and for several years resided there and at Belpre, part of which time he was fortified, with other inhabitants, to protect themselves from the Indians. About the year 1802 he came to what is now Gallia County, and located on the bank of the Ohio river, at the eight mile Island, where he married and raised a large and respectable family of children.
The deceased was among the pioneers and first settlers of the county, when all was rude and wild, and lived to see "the wilderness bud and blossom as the rose." Although the deceased lived to a "green old age" before the fell monster Death summoned him to his court, it should not flatter any that their term of probation will be thus long extended; but should serve to admonish that the "King of Terrors" is sweeping the earth with a beasom of destruction; for "Joseph died and all his brethren, and all the men of that generation." [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, OH.) Thursday, April 6, 1854 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Died in this city, on last Sunday morning, about 4 o'clock, of paralysis, Elisha Matthews, aged 67 years, 4 months and 17 days.
A few months ago deceased was stricken with a paraletic stroke, rendering him nearly speechless and almost helpless; but he seemed to recover somewhat and at times was upon the street, but he gradually grew worse until he could not leave the house, and required constant attention until death relieved his pains.
Mr. M. was a native of Gallia county, Ohio; was married there Nov. 19th, 1837, to Miss Phebe Ewing. In 1849 he came west looking for a home, and settled in La Harpe township the same year. His occupation ever since has been that of a farmer and mail contractor. He was the father of ten children, three of whom are dead. The survivors are Mrs. Kate Hancock, who lives in Fort Madison, Iowa, Mrs. Eliza Hancock, of Adrian, Illinois, Jennie Strader, wife of D. S. Strader, lives in this city, Ellen J. Keen, resides in New York, A. B., Ed. P., and George E. Matthews, are well known to our people, and are straight forward, enterprising young men, Ed. P. now being a citizen of Colorado, and A. B. of Creston, Iowa.
Mr. Matthews has been a citizen of Carthage for almost twenty years. His funeral took place on Monday from the M. E. Church, where a discourse was preached by Rev. Applebee, of Hamilton. He was then laid away in the old cemetery by the side of his wife, who preceded him to the grave not long since.---Carthage, Ill., Exchange.
The deceased was a brother of Mrs. Wm. Symmes, of this county.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, August 26, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. In Vinton, Friday, September 24th, 1875, of inflammation of the stomach, Mrs. Fidellia Matthews, wife of Phineas Matthews, aged 51 years. Funeral services by Rev. T. C. Druley, of Middleport. The deceased was in all respects an estimable woman, well beloved by all. Truly was she a "Mother of Israel." She leaves five children. She was the mother of W. S. Matthews, Esq., of our city. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 30, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Mr. Zachariah Mauck died at his home in Cheshire, Sunday, of consumption. He had suffered for years with the terrible disease and passed off with much pain. His funeral took place on Monday and was one of the largest in the county. A numberwent from this place to view the remains of an old comrade and friend. Mr. M. was very popular and his friends were numbered by the hundred. We extend our sympathy to the large number of surviving relatives. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 2, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. At the Dufour House on Friday morning, Feb. 26th, Mr. Hiram Maxon, aged seventy years. The deceased was buried by Ariel Lodge, I. O. O. F. on Sunday. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, March 04, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
Mr. Thomas McCafferty died at his residence on Second street, Thursday, March 18th. Mr. McCafferty came here about the year 1842 and has been a citizen ever since. Mr. McC. was a good citizen and was much respected for his manly virtues. Honesty was one of his principal traits, and every one learned by experience that his word was as good as his bond. Plain, out-spoken, full of originality, he certainly commanded the respect of his enemies and the admiration of his friends. The world were better if it had more of such men. He came from Baltimore, where he was born 77 years ago. A large funeral procession followed his remains to the grave on Sunday afternoon. Elder Munroe officiated at the rites. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, March 25, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Ella C. McCarley
DIED. -- In Ewington, Ohio, Oct. 7, 1876, Ella C., daughter of A. E. and S. C. McCarley, aged 15 years and 3 months.
Her illness, though brief, was exceedingly painful, but she endured her intense suffering with a fortitude rarely seen in one so young, and so unaccustomed to sickness of any kind, for she had always been remarkably strong and full of life and spirit. It seems indeed a mysterious dispensation of Providence that she should have been taken away; for she was endowed with a mind of peculiar clearness and strength, and promised to be a useful member of society, and an ornament to her sex. From earliest childhood, books were her delight, and study a mere pastime. She availed herself of every opportunity for improvement, and her acquirements were far beyond those of most other girls of her age. Her mind, however, was not her only charm. She had a warm and loving heart, and deported herself in such a manner as to win the hearts of all who were thrown into contact with her, and especially endeared herself to her teachers and school-mates. Life was very sweet to her, and she did what she could to make it so to others. A father and a mother mourn a dutiful and an affectionate daughter, two sisters and two brothers a loving sister, and numerous relatives and acquaintances a faithful friend. It is very, very hard to give her up in the freshness and beauty of dawning womanhood; but, she was only lent to us for a little while, and we must teach our hearts to say, "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away; blessed be the name of the Lord." [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, October 26, 1876 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
Departed this life on Tuesday, the 24th ult., Moses McCarley, in the 54th year of his age. His disease was painful and protracted throught many months, but all those days of languishment and tedious nights of excrutiating pain were endured without a murmer of impatience. Mr. McCarley had been a faithful and exemplary member of the Presbyterian church from the time of its organization, 22 years ago. The church and community as well as his family will feel deeply bereaved by his death, but "mark the perfect man and behold the upright; for the end of that man is peace." Such were the last hours of our departed friend. "I know that my Redeemer liveth," were almost the last words that fell from his faultering tongue. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, July 10, 1851 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
Sarah C. McCarley
DIED---At the residence of her mother, in Harrisburg, Raccoon township, on the 17th of November last, Miss Sarah C. McCarley, aged 21 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 04, 1855 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Freddie A. McClelland
DIED. Freddie A., son of Andrew and Sarah McClelland, March 4th, 1874, of lung fever, aged 9 months and 2 days.
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DEAD.--- Mr. James McClurg, the gentleman that received the injuries at the lower paper mill, by being caught in the governor band, died on Wednesday last from the effects thereof. He was within one day of being 55 years of age. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, July 19, 1855 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
May R. McConnell
DIED. -- September the 26th, of diptheria, May R., daughter of John and Annie L. McConnell, aged three years and two months. The are not dead but sleepeth. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, October 21, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Minnie Roseita McConnell
DIED. September the 25th, of Diptheria, Minnie Roseita, daughter of John W. and Annie L. McConnell, aged one year and three months. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, October 21, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED.--On Sunday evening last, of typhoid fever, after a short but painful illness, Mrs. Margaret, wife of Mr. Jas. McCormack, aged 38 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, OH.) Thursday, September 21, 1854 - Sub by. Kathy McDaniel]
DIED.--- In Green township, on the 23d, Ellen, daughter of Mr. James McCormick, aged 12 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, October 29, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED--- In Tremont, Illinois, on the 2d inst., John McCormick, in the 73d year of his age. Mr. M. moved to Illinois from this county in the fall of 1847. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, OH.) Thursday, June 17, 1852 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Mary Helen (Ellen) McCormick
DIED. Of diptheria, in Green township, Oct. 23d, 1874, in the eleventh year of her age, Mary Helen, youngest daughter of James McCormick. Helen was an obedient and intelligent child, and by her modest and amiable disposition, won the hearts of all who formed her acquaintance. She took more than usual interest for one of her years, in the Sabbath School, and was always prompt and clear in reciting the lessons of truth. Conscious that death was approaching, she bade her friends good-by, requesting them to meet her in heaven, evincing clearly the fact, that a child may teach us the beauty and strength of the Christian faith in its saving power. J. W. M. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 5, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Pearly Wilber McCormick
DIED. Near Gallipolis, Ohio, November the 10th, of diptheria, Pearly Wilber, eldest son of George H. and Eustacdia McCormick; aged 2 years 9 months and 12 days. Little Pearly was one of those sweet buds of promise that always carried joy in his heart and gladness in his face, that never failed to throw sunshine upon those who came upon his pathway.
[Ironton papers please copy.] [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 26, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Sarah Osa McCormick
DIED. McCORMICK---In Green township, March 19, 1875, of typhoid pneumonia, Sarah Osa, daughter of Charles H. and Emma A. McCormick, aged 4 years. Intelligent, affectionate and winning in the graces of lovely childhood, her presence will besadly missed by her bereaved parents and friends. "Gathered to the viewless coast Numbered with the shining host, Vain in every earthly sorrow For the early lost." [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, March 25, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
Vesta L. McCormick
Sad Accident. On Tuesday of last week, Mr. John W. McCormick, his son Wayland, (aged about seventeen years) Mrs. Vesta L. McCormick, wife of Mr. James McCormick, and her aunt, Mrs. Loring, from Belpre, Ohio, started in an express for Portland, Jackson county. The first named was going off on business, his son was to bring the express back, and Mrs. McCormick was returning with her aunt, who had been here on a visit, to Belpre. While going down the hill at Oak Hill a bolt which fastened a single-tree to the double-tree slipped out, causing the single-tree to drop down on the heels of one of the horses. The horse commenced kicking, and becoming unmanagable pulled one side of the express upon a steep bank, and threw all in the express out, Mrs. Loring falling upon Mrs. McCormick. The ladies were taken into a house close at hand, and Mr. McCormick went to Portland for a physician. Upon examination the latter pronounced none of the injuries serious, and leaving the ladies in good hands, Mr. McCormick, supposing that nothing serious would result from the fall, went on upon his trip. The next day Mr. James McCormick went out and found his wife, with Mrs. Loring, where they had been left, and neither complaining of injuries received. On Thursday night, however, Mrs. McCormick died from internal injuries received. Mrs. Loring, the lady who fell upon her, was very heavy, weighing perhaps two hundred pounds. The body was brought home and, on Friday, was interred at Mt. Zion Church; funeral services by Rev. Tracy. The deceased was a sister of Mr. David Trobridge, of Ohio township. Mr. McCormick has the sympathy of many friends. [Source: Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, July 16, 1874 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. At the residence of Mr. Wm. R. Halley, in Guyan township, near Saundersville, Ohio, on the 20th of Feb., 1880, at 2 o'clock A. M., Mr. Samuel McCune, of Gallipolis, after an illness of about three weeks, and his remains were interred in the cemetery of the Siloam Church. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, February 26, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. November 20th, at his residence in Walnut township, Alexander McDaniel, aged about 70 years. He had held the office of Justice of the Peace for 21 years previous to the election in 1874. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 9, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. --- October 19th, 1874, at the residence of John Jones, Walnut township, Gallia county, Ohio, Caleb McDaniel, aged 85 years. He served in the war of 1812, and has long been a resident of this place. Funeral services at Sandfork church, October 20th, 1874. His body now rests in the cemetery, near his companion, who died many years since. His end was peaceful. ANDREW WISEMAN. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, October 29, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Friend McDaniel of same (Walnut) township died on the 14th. Mr. McDaniel was a universally esteemed man; has been for several years Justice of the Peace, which office he was filling when he died. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 1, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Mary E. McDaniel
Mary E. McDaniel, wife of James Harvey McDaniel, was born March 15th, 1827, near Gallipolis, Gallia County, O., and died in Patriot, May 13th, 1855, age 28 years, 1 month and 2 days. She was early taught morality and the fear of God. About eight years before her death she united with the M. E. Church as a seeker of Religion. Soon after she professed to obtain peace with God; yet her evidence was not at first clear and satisfactory. But about four years previous to her death, she obtained an undoubted evidence of her acceptance through faith in Christ.
From that time until her death she held fast her integrity. Her piety and Christian virtues shown brightest in the private circle. She was kind and obliging to her neighbors--loving and affectionate in a high degree in the family circle. Her end was not only peaceful, but triumphant. She bore her afflictions, which were short but severe, with great patience--talked clear and calmly about death, and gave directions for the future very deliberately. It cost a struggle to leave her little son; but after giving the farewell kiss, aided by a friend, she raised him as if handing him away, exclaiming, '"here Lord take him and keep him thou forever." The last chord which bound her to earth seemed then severed, and she seemed anxious to be gone. She has left an affectionate companion--a little son about 2 years old, and numerous friends and relatives to mourn her loss.
But their loss is her eternal gain. Glory be to God for the Christians hope. May God sanctify this affliction to the good of all her surviving friends. M. L. KING. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 28, 1855 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED--Of chronic disease, Mr. John McDowell, of Gallia county, aged 44 years, son-in-law of Andrew Kerr, deceased Oct. the 18th; who was confined with protracted illness from the 3d day of July last. He bore his affliction with Christian fortitude, and lived and died "an Israselite indeed, in whom there was no guile,"---a member of the United Brethren Church. He was interred on the 19th instant, in the cemetery of the church-yard of the United Brethren.---He was strong in the faith, and triumphant in his death. Sister McDowell has lost one of the best of husbands, the church one of her best members, and the neighborhood one of its best citizens---but their loss is his eternal gain. D. HAYS. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 2, 1852 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
MCGARVEY Family (three sons and two daughters)
DIED.--All of scarlet fever, in Addison township; On the 6th of August, after an illness of four days, Eloy, aged 13 years. Also, on the 12th after an illness of eight days, Elizabeth, aged 18 years. Also, on the 16th, after an illness of eight days, James, aged 11 years. Also, on the same day, (16th,) after an illness of five days, Wm. Scott, aged two years. Also, on the 22d, after an illness of twelve days, Harriet, aged 8 years and 11 months. All sons and daughters of George and Ann McGarvey. : [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 21, 1854 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. Berthulia McGeary, died with paralysis at her residence on Front street, January 8th, 1880, in the 60th year of her age.
Farewell mother! thine earthly strife is o'er, Thine earthly sorrows past; Jesus, thy friend, hath gone before-- And thou are free at last. No more the solitude and pain; No more the bitter tear; A better land thy soul shall gain Than that which held thee here.
Your children did not understand The sorrows of thy heart; But spirits of the heavenly land Shall judge thee as thou art. A soul that erred, a soul restored, A soul that sinned, a soul forgiven; Dear to the Christ, the loving Lord, And safe at last in heaven.
Farewell, dear mother. JULIA McGEARY.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 15, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED--On Saturday, the 24th inst., in this town, Sarah, daughter of Addison McGlaflin, aged 2 months and 16 days. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, OH.) Thursday, August 29, 1850 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. -At the residence of Mr. James Odell, in Green township, on Saturday, November 7th, of rheumatism of the heart, Mr. Daniel McGrath, in the 62d year of his age. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 12, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED--At his residence in this place on Tuesday evening last, Duncan McIntire, and old and highly respectable citizen of this town, in the 73d year of his age. His funeral will take place this afternoon at 4 o'clock, from his late residence on 3d street. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, October 6, 1853 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. October 27th, near Addison, Gallia county, Ohio, Mr. Samuel McKown, aged 71 years, 4 months and 25 days. His late illness was caused by injuries received by falling from his horse some two months ago. Mr. McKown was born in Martinsburg, Berkley county, West Va., June 2d, 1804, and emigrated with his father to Wellsburg, Brook county, Virginia, when he was but eight year old, where he lived until he was 22 years old. He was then united in marriage to Miss Martha Evans, and removed to Gallia county, Ohio, where he has since resided. He leaves an aged companion, two sons and four daughters, and a large circle of friends to mourn his loss. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 11, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED--- In Perry township, on the 20th utl., Norman McLeod, aged about 56 years. Mr. M. was an old and highly respectable citizen of this county. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 12, 1853 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Vinton. Duncan McLish died on the 11th inst., at his home in Morgan township, in the 74th year of his age. He was a native of Scotland. He was an honest man, and a warm congenial friend; a man of letters and of manners too. Peace to his ashes.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, March 25, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Mr. George McNealley, who was recently sent to the Athens Lunatic Asylum from this city, died at that Institution on Friday. His age was 78 years. His remains were brought here for burial. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, February 04, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
Charles W. Meloon
DIED--In Green township, Gallia county, on the 16th day of April 1852, Charles W. Meloon, in the eighteenth year of his age after an illness of three days; he was the son of Mark and Azubah Meloon. [long poem omitted] [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 29, 1852 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
Charles J. Menager
Death of C. J. Menager.
Our well known townsman, Charles J. Menager, Esq., departed this life on the 4th inst., at the residence of his mother in this city. Though his death, by its suddenness, he having been at his office the day previous, was startling, still his family and friends were not altogther unprepared for it. He had been in feeble health for some years, and his demise was felt not to be far off. His disease was consumption.
The deceased was a son of the late Peter Menager, and a grand son of Claudius Menager, one of the original French colony that settled Gallipolis. He was in the 49th year of his age, having been born in this city in 1826. He was a graduate of Washington (Pa.) College, and a thorough scholar. After his graduation he spent some years in teaching. He was connected with the Gallia Academy for some years, and afterward taught in Virginia, and in Texas. In 1862 he returned to this, his birth place, and engaged in the practice of the law. He was city Solicitor one term, and at the time of his death was serving as a Justice of the Peace. In all of the duties of life he was faithful, earnest and sincere.
The funeral services occurred on Friday afternoon, and were largely attended. He was buried by his brethren of the Masonic fraternity. In the procession were the members of the Gallia polis bar, and the Women's Temperance League. The church services took place at the Universalist Church, and were conducted by Rev. G. W. Isaminger, acting Chaplain of the Lodge.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, March 12, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
E. S. Menager
E. S. Menager, Esq., died at his residence, in this city, on Saturday last. His age was about 74 years. He was a good citizen, and a worthy man.[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 22, 1870 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Roman James Menager
DIED, at the residence of his father, in Gallipolis, Roman James Menager, aged 23 years. The thanks of the family are gratefully tendered to those who so generously rendered their services during the sickness of the deceased. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, July 25, 1850 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Jordan Miller, an aged colored man, and one of the original "thirty-niners," who were freed by their master in Virginia, and settled in Morgan township, many years ago, died on the 20th inst. Though a stranger to letters and to books unknown, Jordan was a theologian and a jurist of no mean pretense. Gone to meet his master. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 27, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Mary A. Mills
DIED. In Green township, on the 17th inst., Mrs. Mary A. Mills, consort of the late John N. Mills; aged 61 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 25, 1869 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Anna Louisa Mitchell
DIED. Anna Louisa Mitchell, aged 14 years 11 days, only daughter of Rev. Walter Mitchell and Mary C. Mitchell, died on Saturday last, after months of intense suffering from disease of her hip, supposed to have been caused by a fall upon the ice during the winter of 1867-68. Her remains were taken to Cincinnati, to be laid in Spring Grove Cemetery. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 24, 1869 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
John S. Mitchell
DIED. In Vinton, on Saturday, June 5th, 1874, of heart disease, Mr. John S. Mitchell, in the eighty-third year of his age. The deceased was born in Yorkshire, England; emigrated to this country in 1817, and finally settled in Gallia county in 1839. He was the father of Mrs. E. T. Holcomb, of Vinton. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 11, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Mrs. Abraham Moch (Rosa Moch)
Mrs. Abraham Moch, wife of the well-known clothing merchant of that name, died suddenly from paralysis last Wednesday night. Soon after dinner she retired to her room for some purpose, and her absence was so long that it attracted attention. She was sought for and found lying on the floor in an unconscious condition. Physicians were called in and every thing possible done to relieve her, but all efforts were unavailing. She lingered on unconscious until about three o'clock Thursday morning, when she died. Mrs. Moch was an estimable lady, with a large circle of warm and appreciating friends. She leaves five small children. The body was taken to Cincinnati for interment. Mr. Moch has the sympathy of the community. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, March 30, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Loren Waugh Mooney
Mr. Mooney, 465 Winogene Ave., died Tuesday, Dec. 31. He was a bus driver. Born in Gallia County, Ohio, he moved to Umatilla in 1988. He was a Baptist. He was a Mason. He was a member of the Amalgamated Transit Union, Charlotte, N.C. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Hazel; son, Michael L., Umatilla; brother, Forrest, Huntington, W. Va.; sisters, Mary Phillips, Crown City, Ohio, Geneva Henderson, Melbourne, Norma Nichols, Columbus, Ohio, Bea Doss and Virginia Nichols, both of Proctorville, Ohio. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla. [The Orlando Sentinel, (FL) - January 3, 1992]
E. Paul Morehouse Sr.
E. Paul Morehouse Sr., 67, died Feb. 23, 1985 in Ft. Myers Beach, Fla.
Mr. Morehouse was born in Gallia County, Ohio. In 1978 he retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., where he was manager of Management Training. He was a member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Star Lodge No. 187 F&AM, Aroba Lodge, and the Valley of Akron Consistory 32nd. A graduate of Ohio Northern University, he received his masters degree from Kent State University. His fraternities were Delta Sigma Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, and Epsilon Pi Tau. He was a member of the Akron Board of Education for 27 years, setting a record for years of membership on the board. In 1982 he was one of five people selected for honorary membership on the All-Ohio School Board. He also was an Honorary Life Member of the PTA. During his career he was a member and active in Boys Scouts of America, YMCA, the Akron Regional Development Board, Ohio Association of Adult Education Ohio School Management Institute, and the American Society of Management Training. He also was a guest speaker on management subjects at the University of Akron, Kent State University, University of Wisconsin American Management Association, and the National Academy for School Administrators.
He is survived by his wife, Amy; son, E. Paul Jr. of Akron; daughters, Alyce and her husband, Dan Simmons of Mogadore, Elizabeth and her husband, Mark Meckler of Akron; grandchildren, Kathleen Wolfe, Dow Wolfe III, and Marc Meckler; and sisters, Pearl Allen of St. Clair, Mich., and Mabel Mohler of Rio Grande, Ohio.
Friends may call at the Billow Fairlawn Chapel, TODAY, 4 to 8 p.m., Rev. Richard Carse will conduct services Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at the Chapel. [Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - February 25, 1985]
Edward W. Morehouse
--Died on the 9th inst., in Brown co., Ohio, Edward W. Morehouse, a citizen of Porter, in this county, in the 25th year of his age. He had been absent from home for some time, selling Pumps. On the 9th he was attacked with cholera at 2 o'clock A. M., and died at 12 o'clock the same day. He was kind, affable, and affectionate, respected and esteemed by a large circle of acquaintances, and has left a widowed mother and a number of relatives to mourn his early death. W. S. M. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, July 25, 1850 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED.--- Of typhoid fever, September 6th, 1874, Miss Lucetta C. Morgan, daughter of J. A. Morgan of New Market, Ohio, formerly of Gallia county, Ohio; aged 15 years and 9 months.
"Death loves a shining mark." This adage seems remarkably true in the death of Miss Morgan. She was a young lady of fine mind, and had very few superiors. At our late school exhibition her essay read gave universal impression that she had superior talent.
Her teacher says, "We miss her very much, her place in the school-room cannot be filled, in regard to attention to her studies and ability to master the lesson."
She was the oldest child--the mother's hope, and the father's pride--but she has gone to rest. Her great regret seemed to be, that she no longer could help mother. "I would like to get well to help mother."
She looked earnestly in prayer to the blessed Savior, who saves all who come to Him.
"Death lies on her like an untimely frost, Upon the sweetest flower of all the field."
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, October 29, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Miss M. Morgan
It is our painful duty this week to chronicle the death of Miss M. Morgan, only daughter of Dr. E. Morgan of this city. She had been ailing but a few days with, what was supposed to be, erysipelas, which finally settled in the stomach and carried her off, on Friday evening last. Miss Morgan's death has cast a gloom over the entire community in which she resided, but especially among those of her intimate acquaintances and friends, where her great personal attractions, wining, genial manner, and ready wit, was more particularly known and appreciated. [poem omitted]
Her remains were followed to the grave on Tuesday morning by her father and six brothers, and a host of sorrowing friends, amongst whom were to be distinguished by their badges the Philothalian Club, of which she was a brilliant and highly prized member. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, August 4, 1870 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Mary C. Morgan (nee Clendinen)
DIED. --- At Tower Hill, Shelby Co., Illinois, May 29th, 1876, Mrs. Mary C. Morgan, aged 31 years, 3 months and 25 days. She was a daughter of Mrs. Marian Clendinen, of Gallipolis, Ohio. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 29, 1876
- Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Mary H. Morgan
DIED---July 30th, 1870, Mary H., only daughter of Dr. Elisha and Celina Morgan, and granddaughter of the late Salem Town, L.L.D.(extracted) [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, August 11, 1870 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. Near Nebo, in Perry township, Gallia Co., O., March 3, of heart disease, Mrs. Margaret Morris, wife of Erasmus Morris, aged 54 years. Reared a family of 7 children; one died. She was a consistent member of the Congregational Church at Nebo.
Funeral Services were held at Tyn-Rhos, the 5th of March, and was conducted by Rev. J. A. Davis, Shoam, Rev. R. Richards, Tyn-Rhos and Nebo, and the remains were interred in the family burying grounds at Tyn-Rhos.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 1, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. Thomas Morris at Nebo, Perry township, in this county, 21 years of age, the son of the above (Margaret Morris) and Erasmus Morris, died March 8th, from the quick consumption and was buried at Tyn-Rhos the 10th of March. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 1, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Fred A. Morrow, 78, of Linden Falls Drive, a manager for Ohio Power Co., retiring after 43 years of service, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Morrow, an Army-Air Corps veteran of World War II, was born in Cambridge, Ohio, and moved to this area in 1986 from Syracuse, Ohio. He was a member of Meigs County Planning Commission, the Ohio Power Veterans Employees Association, and was chairman of the Meigs-Gallia-Mason Scouting District. He was past president of both the Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club of Pomeroy, Ohio, and was also a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Mary E. Willis; three sons, Gary E., Pickerington, Ohio, Mark A., Syracuse, and Tod S., New Smyrna Beach; two daughters, Robin A. Robertson, Gahanna, Ohio, and Kim M. Catron, Orlando; a brother, Arthur R., Pompano Beach; and eight grandchildren. Volusia Memorial, Ormond Beach, is in charge. [Daytona Beach News-Journal (FL) - May 5, 1996]
DIED--At her residence in Green township, on the 2d ult., after a short illness, Mrs. Ann Morton, widow of Capt. Thomas T. Morton, in the 66th year of her age. She leaves a family of four sons and two daughters, also many friends to mourn her departure from earth. Through her death the family have sustained a great loss in losing a good parent, whose counsels and precepts have ever been for their welfare. Through her death a home has been rendered desolate, where her voice is never more to be heard, and her accustomed seat in the household is ever more to be left vacant.
The subject of this notice was born April 13th, 1789, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, under the English dominions, from which place she was taken, when six weeks old, by her parents to the city of New York, and there resided until the spring of 1819. She then with her husband and four children removed to Gallia county, and settled on the farm where she continued to reside up to the time of her death.
She sleeps--no smile illumes her eyes, Now closed forever from its weeping; Her cheeks have lost their wonted dye, She sleeps the sleep that knows no waking. The storm that wrecks the wintry sky No more disturbs her deep repose, No vision haunts her slumbers now, She wakes no more from death's cold sleeping. She sleeps, and earth must close around Her narrow bed till earth be riven, And the last trump of God shall sound, To call her slumbering dust to heaven. M. M. M. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, February 01, 1855 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. In Green township, April 1st, 1875, after a short illness, Miss Matilda Morton, aged about 50 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 08, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
Albert Ross Mossman
DIED. At Gallipolis, Ohio, May 28, 1880, Albert Ross Mossman, son of Albert and Mary E. Mossman, aged eighteen. His sickness was of short duration. Snatched away without any special warning, he leaves a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn his untimely death. He was widely and favorably known as a young man of standing integrity, of industrious and economical habits. The attention shown him during his brief illness, the almost innumerable regrets at his death, together with the large concourse of people of your city and the country, who attended his funeral, all go to show in what high esteem he was held by those who knew him.
One thing shall comfort all his friends, That he has gone to rest, No sore temptations snare his feet, No troubles cross his breast.
He was beloved by every one, And his death has cast A gloom which time alone can efface, For none can fill his room. Rodney, O. E. J. M. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 10, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Charles W. Mossman
Charles William Mossman kept going to school virtually all of his life. Throughout his 60-year classroom teaching career, he missed only 14 days on the job while he continued to accumulate academic hours.
Mr. Mossman chaired the commercial department at Olmsted Falls High School and was certified to teach social science courses, Spanish, English and journalism. He also had a degree in chiropody and a chiropractor's license.
Mr. Mossman, 93, had a heart attack Christmas Day at his home in Olmsted Township. He died Sunday at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.
He was born in Bidwell, Ohio, in Gallia County. He graduated from high school in 1922 and received a bachelor's degree from Rio Grande College four years later. He earned a master's degree at Ohio State University and studied at the University of Cincinnati and Western Reserve University.
He taught in seven counties in Ohio and did substitute teaching in three others. During the early 1940s, he had lived in Spencerville, Ohio, and graduated from the O'Neil-Ross chiropractic college. He studied law for three years and took courses in mechano-therapy and massage.
Mr. Mossman was offered the principalship at Griswold School, a proprietary school in Cleveland, but he decided to teach in Olmsted Falls. He also taught night classes in Parma and, after he retired, he taught at Polaris Vocational School in Middleburg Heights.
He wanted to ensure the safe deliveries of his eight children, so he handled seven of the births himself. Because buying milk for them was a major expense, he learned to milk goats and kept 10 at a dairy farm in Berea. He was a member of the Ohio Milk-goat Breeders Association and served as state editor of the national publication for the organization. He also raised vegetables on his spacious property.
When his home was badly burned in a fire in 1958, he could not get a loan to have it repaired for almost a year because he was in his late 50s and lenders said his life expectancy was too short to pay back a 20-year note.
Mr. Mossman had many hobbies, taking courses in photojournalism and mastering both sophisticated and primitive musical instruments. Adept on the violin and on the hand saw, he made a violin in retirement.
He enjoyed dining at Bob Evans restaurants because he had been a close friend of Evans' father when the restaurateur was a child.
He attended Fields United Methodist Church in North Ridgeville and studied the Bible daily. He had read it more than 30 times and the Koran twice.
A son, Jomorris S., is deceased.
Mr. Mossman is survived by his wife, the former Esther Ellen Long; sons, John W. of San Bernardino, Calif.; Carlyle of Maumee, Ohio, and Paul I. of Florida; daughters, Rosellen Kulisek of Liberty, Texas, R. Charlene Rogers of Parma, Margaret A. Skinner of Columbus and Carol R. Andrews of Avon Lake; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Fields United Methodist Church, 34077 Lorain Rd., North Ridgeville.
Arrangements are being handled by Baker Funeral Home of Berea. [The Plain Dealer, (Cleveland, OH) - January 3, 1997]
Capt. John S. Myers
DIED. MYERS---On Monday night, November 30th at 11:30, Capt. John S. Myers, in the 61st year of his age. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 3, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED -- On Friday morning last, of croup, John, infant son of John S. and Sarah Myers, in the second year of his age. Like a glittering dew-drop on the brow of morn, He sparkled, was exhaled, and went to heaven. P. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, OH.) Thursday, March 30, 1854 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
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