Gallia County, Ohio
Obituaries and Death Notices
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DIED. At his residence on Third street, in this city, Thursday evening, Nov. 25th, 1874, of typhoid pneumonia, Mr. John Patchell, aged 33 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 3, 1874 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Mary S. K. Patterson
DIED. At her home, in Walnut township, May 5th, 1875, of laryngeal phthisis, Mary S. K. Patterson, wife of Dr. Daniel Patterson, aged 45 years, 11 months and 6 days. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 27, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
Mrs. Geo. H. Patrick
DIED. In this city, Oct. 8th, 1874, Mrs. Geo. H. Patrick, in the 63d year of her age. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, October 15, 1874 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. In Gallipolis, August 18th, Willie, son of James H. and Lucinda P. Payne; aged 7 months.
Little Willie, thou hast left us, Here thy loss we deeply feel; But 'tis God that hath bereft us, He can all our sorrows heal.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 8, 1870 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. PHILLIPS---In Harrison township, August 23, 1875, George Phillips, aged 83 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 02, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
At his residence in Springfield township, Tuesday, April 11th, 1876, of heart disease, Mr. James Phillips, aged sixty years.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 20, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
On the 12th the funeral of James Phillips was preached at the same place (the Town-house) by Rev. Mr. Dixon. His remains were buried in the grave yard near Cheshire. Mr. Phillips was born in Shenandoah Valley, in the year 1816, been a resident of the county over 30 years, was jailor of the county several years while Mr. Rife was sheriff, volunteered in the 56th Regiment when it first organized, and served with it until the Rebellion was put down and the regiment mustered out. Mr. Phillips was a peaceable, fearless, resolute, upright citizen. In Mr. Phillips' death we are reminded of the uncertainty of life, having retired at night in his usual health, when discovered next morning he was cold in death. (extracted from Addison Items) [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 20, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. At the residence of her son, T. A. Pollock, in Ohio township, Gallia county, Ohio, on Saturday, Dec. 4th, 1875, of paralysis, Mrs. Anna Pollock, widow of Stephen Pollock, deceased, in the 82d year of her age. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 16, 1875 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED, In Clay township, October 2d, 1868, Josephine, daughter of George and Sarah Pool; aged 16 years, 10 months, and 20 days. Her life, though short, ended with victory, and while mourning friends see a vacant seat, over it they behold inscribed, "I am ready."
"Though cast down, we're not forsaken; Though afflicted, not alone; Thou didst give, and thou hast taken; Blessed Lord,--Thy will be done." F. G. DAVIS. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, October 22, 1868 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Brian R. Porter
Auxiliary Deputy Brian R. Porter Deputy killed in collision with pickup
Another tragedy has struck a law-enforcement community along the Ohio River.
Gallia County Auxiliary Deputy Brian R. Porter, 38, died Tuesday afternoon when his car collided head-on with a pickup truck on Rt. 160 just southeast of Bidwell. Two people in the truck were hurt, the State Highway Patrol said.
On Sept. 28, two troopers in a cruiser and a woman driving a pickup truck died in a crash on Jackson Pike near Gallipolis.
Investigators determined that the cruiser hydroplaned on standing water, crossed the center line backward and smashed into the truck. The cruiser's gas tank exploded, killing all three at the scene.
Troopers investigating Tuesday's crash think the pickup, being driven north by Jimmy G. Laws, 48, of Bidwell, crossed the center line when the truck's left-front tire blew out.
The vehicle struck Porter's car as he headed south about 1:30 p.m., troopers said. Laws and a 5-year-old child in the truck were hospitalized. A woman passenger in the truck was uninjured.
"Brian was a great guy," said Gallia County Sheriff's Capt. John Perry. "He loved the occupation of law enforcement ... He had been in law enforcement for a number of years."
Porter, who lived in Gallipolis, was divorced and had two children, Perry said. The deputy joined the sheriff's office about two years ago and normally worked a special-duty security assignment at night at a local industrial park.
He was off duty and driving to his regular job as a guard at the Children's Center of Ohio, a juvenile-detention center in Patriot, when the accident occurred, Perry said.
Before joining the Gallia department, Porter worked in neighboring Meigs County, said Meigs County Sheriff Robert Beegle. The sheriff took office in January 2005, a month after Porter left his job as a drug-enforcement officer with the department.
Both Beegle and Perry said Porter's death is sad for an area already hit hard by last fall's deadly crash.
An honor guard will participate in Porter's funeral, which likely will be next week, Perry said.
The Willis Funeral Home in Gallipolis is handling arrangements. [Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - April 19, 2007]
Benjamin H. Powers
Gallipolis, O., Mar 8 - The body of Benjamin H. Powers, 40, of Mansfield, patient in Ohio hospital for epileptics was found yesterday in the reservoir of the institution. He had been missing two weeks. [Source: "Delphos Herald", Mar 8, 1928]
William J. Preston
DIED. December 12th, 1874, William J. Preston, in the 22d year of his age. He was a young man possessing many traits of character worthly of immitation by the young men of the community. He valued highly, and sought to obtain a good education, recognizing the fact that mental discipline, and thought habits are essential to success in the lifework of man. He availed himself of the helps afforded by our common and public schools, having a definite, fixed purpose of qualifying himself for the position of teacher. He had just entered upon his chosen avocation, when he was attacked by a violent fever, from which he never fully recovered, and which finally resulted in death.
Of modest demeanor, of quiet orderly and thoughtful disposition and regular habits, he might truly have been styled a sober-minded young man, and one whose loss parents, brothers and sisters will sadly feel.
May the young men of the community imitate his virtues, mark the distinction between the elements of true character, and the outward glitter of reputation, and cultivate and develop those inbred qualities of soul which constitute a true manhood. J. W. M. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 31, 1874 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. --- In Gallipolis, August 10th, 1876, of cholera infantum, Gracie, daughter of P. B. and M. G. Pritchett, aged one year and two months. [long poem by "L.M.P." omitted] [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, August 17, 1876 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. Friday, October 23d, Lena, daughter of Peter and Fanny Pritchett, aged three years, three months and fifteen days.
In that "Mystic Land" across the river, Thy loved Lena sweetly rests; There with Christ she'll dwell forever, In the mansions of the blest. Though bitter tears thou oft will weep, And mourn her early doom; For with her, fondest hopes were swept Away to darkness and the tomb. "Thou may'st yet, when storms arise, Joy that this thy bud of hope, Passed away to brighter skies, With her heart leaves folded up." And when the Angel of Death shall come, When the toils of life are all o'er; Thy Lena will welcome thee home, Then time nor death can part thee more. ROMIE COFFMAN. October 24th. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, October 27, 1870 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
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