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Geo. H. Safford

DIED--On Tuesday morning last, after a lingering illness, Geo. H. Safford, aged about 30 years.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, OH.) Thursday May 11, 1854 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

George House Safford
DIED--George House Safford, son of John H. and N. Safford, was born October 20, 1823, and died on the 9th of May, at the residence of his father in this place. His disease was Scrofulous Consumption, of nearly three years standing.---His general health for the last eight or nine years, has been at times feeble. He is said to have been honest and upright; tender and loveing to the family; read the scripture, and was fully convinced of their superiority. He manifested much patience and resignation during his afflictions, and strove to feel himself prepared for death. He seemed to view the end at hand with much composure, and "could see his way through." And added, "that he was ready at any time." The rupture of a blood-vessel almost instantly terminated his life.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, OH.) Thursday, June 8, 1854 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Joanna Safford

DIED. SAFFORD---In this city, on Monday, the 2d inst., Miss Joanna Safford, aged about 75 years.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 5, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Mary Ellen Sales
Tuesday evening Mary Ellen Sales, a colored woman aged thirty-five, dropped dead in the upper end of the city. By the upsetting of a buggy a week or ten days ago she had her arm broken, but never had it set. Mortification set in, and it is supposed it had reached some vital part. Coroner Cromley viewed the body, but knowing all the facts did not deem an inquest necessary.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 03, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

Sarah Sample
DIED. ---At the residence of Mr. H. A. McGonagle, her son-in-law, in this city, on Wednesday, April 12th, 1876, Mrs. Sarah Sample, aged eighty-five years.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 20, 1876 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Mary Margaret Sawyers
DIED, --In Porter, on the 14th inst., Mary Margaret, a very pretty and interesting little daughter of Kaiser and Sarah Sawyers. Thus at the early age of five years, with all her sweetness of affection, cheerfulness and intelligence, she has been translated from scenes of care and sorrow to a world of ineffable bliss and unfading joy.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, O H.) Thursday October 28, 1852 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Dora M. Schaefer
DIED. --In this city, on Sunday evening, January 16th, 1876, Miss Dora M. Schaefer.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 20, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Olive Schaefer
DIED. ---At her residence, in this city, April 12th, Mrs. Olive Schaefer.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday,
April 20, 1876 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Emily H. Shallcross
DIED. ---At her residence in this city, on Monday, December 1st, '73, of cancer, Mrs. Emily H. Shallcross, aged 58 years.
Mrs. Emily H. Shallcross, widow of the late Dr. Jos. Shallcross, died at her residence on Third street, Monday evening, of cancer on the breast. She had been suffering long. She was an estimable lady.
The Funeral Services will take place at the family residence this (Wednesday) afternoon, at three o'clock. The friends of the family are invited to attend.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 4, 1873 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Harriette E. Shallcross
DIED. In this city at the residence of the family, on Sunday, September 27th, Miss Harriette E. Shallcross, daughter of the late Dr. Shallcross.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, October 1, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Joseph Shallcross
DIED---At Bladensburg, Gallia Co., Ohio, on Thursday, 18th inst., Joseph Shallcross, infant son of Joseph and Emily F. Shallcross, aged 14 months and 27 days.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, October 25, 1855 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Henry Shaner
DIED. In Morgan township, on the 17th day of August, 1875, Henry Shaner, in the 59th year of his age. Mr. S. had been a resident of Morgan township 34 years. He was a good man and citizen, and one that had many friends. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, August 26, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Henry Shaner
DIED. In Morgan township, Gallia county, August 17th, 1875. Henry Shaner, aged 58 years, 4 months and 9 days. He united with the church about 32 years ago, in which he lived a faithful and exemplary life. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn their loss. May his family all meet him in Heaven . B. W. MASON. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 02, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Susan Shaver

DIED. ---In Addison township, August 11th, 1874, Mrs. Susan Shaver, wife of Mr. Thomas Shaver, Sr., in the 82d year of her age. She was born in Kent county, Delaware, Sept. 2d, 1792. Was married August 11th, 1813; and came to Gallia county, Ohio, in October, 1816, where she lived until her death. She leaves an aged husband, seven children, a large number of grand and great-grand children to mourn her loss, but not as those having no hope. She embraced Christ in early life, and in Him she trusted until death. Funeral services by Rev. W. J. Fulton. Text, Heb. IX and 27.
[Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Elizabeth I. Shepard

DIED---In Gallipolis township, August 16, 1861, of consumption, Elizabeth I., wife of L. E. Shepard; born in Kanawha county, Va., Oct. 7th, 1821. Her end was peace, and resigned to the will of God.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, August 29, 1861 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Col. Luther Shepard
DIED---In this town, on the 5th instant, Col. Luther Shepard, aged about 80 years. Mr. S. was one of our oldest and best citizens.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 12, 1853 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Mrs. Shields
DIED. SHIELDS---On the 5th inst., Mrs. Shields departed this life at the ripe age of 82 years. She was born in 1792, in Essex county, Va.; married in 1817 to Nathan Shields; moved to Ohio in 1826. For a period of forty-eight years her home was in Gallia county. She was the mother of nine children; five of them are left to mourn the loss of a mother. Her demise was unexpected by her friends, though she repeatedly spoke of the near approach of death. For three days she was not as well as usual, a few minutes before she died she walked out of the room, returned to her bed, and soon passed away. [poem omitted]
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 31,1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Martha Shipley
Miss Martha Shipley died in Walnut township last week.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 18, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Mary F. Shuler (nee Leslie)
DIED. At her father's residence, in Huntington township, Gallia county, Ohio, Oct. 22d, 1875, of consumption, Mary F. Shuler, wife of Jacob Shuler, and daughter of G. W. and Sarah Leslie, in the 34th year of her age. She leaves a little daughter, Dicie E. Shuler, sixteen months old. She was an amiable woman, and well beloved by all who knew her.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 11, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Phylena E. Simmons
DIED. ---May 18th, 1880. Phylena E. Simmons, daughter of N. and S. J. Simmons, of consumption, aged 23 years, 11 months and 20 days. She was resigned to the will of God.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 10, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Daniel Sisson
DROWNED.-- We are informed by the officers of the Kanawha packet Skipper, that on Tuesday morning, about three o'clock, while the boat was lying to at Malden, a young man named Daniel Sisson, son-in-law to Mr. King, of this place, accidentally stepped overboard, and, there being no chance afforded for his rescue, was drowned. The deceased, we learn, was a resident of this county, and but recently married. People cannot be too careful of their lives, whether travelling on land or by water.
[Gallipolis Journal (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday March 6, 1851 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Mary E. Skinner
DIED. In Green township, September 14th, 1875, Mary E., infant daughter of John W. and Maddie Skinner, aged 4 weeks and 1 day.
[poem by "M.R.S." omitted] [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 30, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Mary M. Skinner (nee Bing)
Mary M. Bing was born in Rutland, Meigs county, Ohio, October 5th, 1834; married Thomas Skinner in Rutland, Meigs county, Ohio, August 31st, 1856; removed to Lincoln county, Kansas, in the autumn of 1866. Mrs. S. was one of the pioneers of the West. A brave woman and good neighbor, a trusty friend, very widely respected, and deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowing friends. She has left a husband and five children, four boys and one girl, to mourn her loss. She died in great peace on Monday morning, at 2 o'clock, March 9th, 1874. Funeral at their own house, Tuesday, 10th, attended by a numerous circle of sorrowing friends and neighbors. Funeral discourse by Rev. J. Medcraft, of Lincoln Center, Kansas.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, March 26, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Mrs. Slack
DIED. --On Sunday last, 19th inst., Mrs. Slack, wife of John Slack.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, OH.) Thursday September 23, 1852]

Richard Small
DIED--In Ohio township, on the -- ult., Richard Small, aged 45 years. Mr. S. was born and raised in Pittsburgh, where he resided until he removed to this county, about seven years since. He was a kind, affectionate husband and a good father and neighbor. He has left a widow and eleven children to mourn their irrepairable loss.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, OH.) Thursday, June 1, 1854 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Ann Smedley
DIED. --- February 25th, 1870, at the house of Mr. Francis Holcomb, Mrs. Ann Smedley, in her 77th year.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, March 3, 1870 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Caroline E. Smith (nee Hiland)
DIED. On the 3d inst., Caroline E. Smith, wife of Samuel Smith, aged 43 years. Mrs. Smith's maiden name was Hiland. She had been a faithful member of the Baptist Church for twenty-five years. Funeral services by Rev. William Fulton, from these words, "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord."
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 26, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Daniel Smith
At his residence in Morgan township, August 8th, 1880, Daniel Smith, aged 62 years. He was the father of eight living children; was a sterling Republican, and a strickly honest man.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 2, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Mark C. Smith
DIED.--- At the Marine Hospital, Cincinnati, O., on Saturday, May 6th, of brain disease, Mark C. Smith, aged about 30 years.
Mr. Smith formerly lived in this city, and was the proprietor of a saloon. At the time of his death he was Steward on the steamer Julia No. 2. He was a man of pleasing address, and had many friends. His remains were brought here and interred with Masonic honors, on Monday.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 11, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Mozella Smith
DIED. SMITH---Friday, May 21, 1880, Mozella, the little daughter of Jno. W. Smith. She died in her 5th year of pneumonia.
[poem omitted] [Source: Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) , c. May 1880; Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

[unknown] Smith
Drowned. -- Three colored men, in attempting to cross the river, Saturday night, about 11 o'clock, were drowned. Their names are, Henry Alexander, June Coleman and ____ Smith, residents of this city. The wind was blowing a gale, and the waves running high, and it is supposed the boat upset or filled with water. Their cries for help were fearful. Messrs. R. Aleshire, jr., Police officer Wm. Cromley, jr., Geo. Denny and Chas. Robinson, manned a skiff and went to their assistance, but they were too late; nothing was seen of either the skiff or the men.
P. S. We learn that Alexander was saved. He kept his hold on the skiff until he had floated to near Clipper Mill, a distance of about three miles, when he was relieved from his perilous position by the steamer Julia No. 2. He reports the other two drowned soon after the capsizing of the boat.
[Source: Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, March 12, 1874 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Frank Soles
DIED. -- In Rodney, July 1st, 1870, Frank, son of Valentine and Sarah Soles; aged 2 years and 6 days.
[long poem by "Mary" omitted] [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, July 7, 1870 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Henrietta Souverain
DIED--In this town on Monday morning, after a lingering illness, Henrietta, wife of Francis Souverain, in the 24th year of her age. She leaves a husband and three children with many friends and relatives, to mourn her loss.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, OH.) Thursday, March 30, 1854 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Lorenzo Dow Sowards
DIED. --- At Crown City, November 27th, Lorenzo Dow son of John Sowards, aged 5 years.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 9, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Martin Sprouse
DIED. In Huntington township, April 14th, 1875, Mr. Martin Sprouse, aged about 75 years. The deceased was a soldier of the war of 1812.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 20, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

Margaret Starcher
Margaret Starcher, 90, Sarasota, died April 9, 1996.
She was born June 3, 1905, in Gallia County, Ohio, and came to Sarasota 25 years ago from Grand Forks, N.D. A retired teacher, she earned her bachelor of arts degree from Ohio University and her master's degree from the University of Illinois. She was a member of the Ikebana Society, and the Sun Coast Ohio University Alumni Chapter. She was a member of One Pine Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include a son, George Jr. of Chambery, France; three brothers, Stanley of Cape Coral, Charles of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Gilbert of Cincinnati; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The service and burial will be in Ohio. Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home of Gallipolis is in charge.
[Sarasota Herald-Tribune (FL) - April 19, 1996]

George Steber
DIED. At Crown City, October 28th, 1875, Mr. George Steber, aged 52 years.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 18, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Will R. Stevens
DIED. At the residence of his father, W. R. B. Stevens, in this city, on Tuesday, March 31st, of affection of the lungs, Will R. Stevens, aged 30 years.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 9, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Barbara Ann Stone
DIED. September 17th, 1875, in Morgan township, Mrs. Barbara Ann Stone, aged 23 years. She was a member of the Christian church at Morgan Center. "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord." Her funeral was preached on Lord's day, the 18th, by the writer. Text--Job 14 chapter and 14th verse. C. P. WIGGINS, P. G.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 18, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Isaac Milton Stone
DIED. January 10th, 1874, in Gallia county, of Inflammation, Isaac Milton, son of J. B. and Carrie Stone, aged one year.
[long poem omitted] [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday,January 29, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Winifred Strausbaugh
Winifred P. Strausbaugh, 92, Grand Forks, died Friday, Jan. 22, 1993, in Valley Eldercare Center, Grand Forks.
Winifred Prithilla Russel was born July 18, 1900. She graduated from Rio Grande (Ohio) College in education and taught elementary school in Gallia, Ohio. She married Dwight Strausbaugh, May 31, 1921.
Survivors are her husband; son, James, both of Grand Forks; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; and two great-great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by sisters, Sylvia Walker and Eveline McLeish. Services were held in Columbus, Ohio. Memorials may be sent to Valley Eldercare Center, Grand Forks. Burial: Glen Rest Memorial Estate, Ohio.
[Grand Forks Herald (ND) - January 31, 1993]

Minko Strauss
DIED. --- In this city, July 23, 1875, Minko, only child of Emanuel and Menne Strauss, aged 12 weeks and 12 hours.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, July 29, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Hannah Stringfellow
DIED. ---Hannah Stringfellow, wife of John Stringfellow, was born in England, November 15th, 1807, and died at her home near Centerville August 28th, 1874. She was married to her now bereaved husband February 20th, 1829, and came to Gallia county, now Jackson county, 1836. Under the labors of the Rev. William Anderson she united with the Methodist Church at New Zion, near their home, in 1842. She was esteemed by her neighbors for her many excellent traits of character, prominent among them was quietness, humility, firmness and faithfulness in her quiet way in performing her religious duties. Her sickness was short but severe--taken ill Tuesday evening and dying Friday at 3 1/2 P. M. Yet she was not alarmed but met death with joy--saying to her weeping friends, "Oh, Death, where is thy sting; oh, grave, where is thy victory." But thanks be unto the Lord which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. A large audience assembled to pay respect to one they esteemed so highly. A husband and five children mourn her loss, four having preceded her to the spirit world. M. D. VAUGHN.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, October 1, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Delphia C. Strosnider (nee Fulton)
DIED. STROSNIDER---At Ervington, Delphia C. Strosnider, daughter of Nancy Fulton, died May 29th, 1880, aged 19 years, 6 months and 29 days.
She leaves a bereaved husband and many sympathizing friends. Just in the prime of life, He who gave saw fit to take.
After the burden the blissful meed, After the furrow the waking seed, After the flight the downy nest, After the shadowy river---rest.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 10, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Mrs. Summers
The mother of Capt. Jas. Summers, Wm. Summers and Frank Summers, died suddenly, Sunday, at the residence of Wm. Summers while sitting in her chair. She was in her 76th year. Mrs. Summers was an old resident of this city.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 3, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Sarah G. Summers
DIED. In this city, March 24, 1875, Sarah G., daughter of William and Mary Summers, aged 10 months.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 01, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

James Swager
DROWNED.--A person named James Swager, of Addison township, was drowned at mouth of Chickamoga creek, just below this town, last Monday. The facts, as we learned them, are that Constable McGarvey, of Addison township, was endeavoring to arrest Swager on a charge of bigamy--that Swager being closely pursued jumped into the creek, which was too high to ford, probably with the intention of escaping, but being unable to swim he was drowned before any one could reach him. The Coroner's jury returned a verdict agreeable to the above facts.
[Gallipolis Journal (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 20, 1852 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

George W. Swanson
Geo. W. Swanson was born August 10th, 1842, joined the M. E. Church in his 14th year, he was married to Sarah E. Williamson July 18th, 1872, died July 5th, 1875. He was early trained in the way of piety, and from the time he could walk he was a regular attendant of the Sunday School.
As a teacher and Superintendent he was very efficient and successful, and when death came it found him fully prepared to leave the Church militant and join the Church triumphant, and hail his two brothers that had preceded him to the Heavenly country. The great concourse of people that attended his interment showed the high esteem in which he was held. He leaves a wife, one child, parents, brothers, sisters and a host of friends that mourn his loss. D. TRACY.
[Jackson Standard please copy.]
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, July 15, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Jesse Swick, Jr.
DIED. Near Vinton, in this county, on Friday, September 24th, 1875, of consumption, Mrs. Jesse Swick, Jr.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 30, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Henry Swindler
Our old friend "Uncle" Henry Swindler died at his brother's residence, in Guyan township, on Monday morning. We regret much that we are forced to chronicle the above. Mr. S. was one of our old, honest, earnest citizens.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, August 12, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

HENRY SWINDLER, An old resident of Guyan township, Gallia county, Ohio, departed this life on the ninth day of August, A. D. 1875 aged 74 years, 3 months and 3 days. He was born in Culpepper county, Va., on the 6th day of May, 1801. In 1815 he came to Ohio township, Gallia county, Ohio, where he resided six years. The next two years of his life were spent in Cabell county, Virginia, (now West Virginia;) after which time he took up his permanent residence in Guyan township, Gallia county, Ohio, where he ended his days. The last twenty-five years of his life, he lived with his brother, John C. Swindler.
Mr. Henry Swindler was one of nature's noblemen. His heart was always in the right place. He esponsed the right, as he understood it, eagerly, and maintained it with enthusiasm.
In early life he was a Whig. He joined the Republican party at its inception, and clung to its principles to the last hour of his life. During the darkest days of the great war of the rebellion, his heart beat as true to the flag and the Union, as the needle points to the pole, and though surrounded by the most factious elements, his faith never wavered, his courage never faltered.
In 1873 he became a Granger. With his accustomed enthusiasm and liberality, he built a fine hall for the use of the Union on his own farm; and was at the time of his death presiding officer of the Lodge.
Mr. Swindler never married. He was a shrewd business man, and leaves quite a large estate, in lands, government securities, &c.
A large concourse of relatives, friends and neighbors followed him to his grave with hearts full of sorrow.
May his ashes rest in peace; while his soul, clad in the robes of immortality dwells forever in the place which the Good Master went to prepare for all the worthy.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, August 19, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Barbara Swisher
Miss Barbara Swisher, daughter of G. W. Swisher, on Little Kyger, died the 27th inst., after a long illness, with consumption.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 1, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Mollie Swisher
DIED. ---In Cheshire, Ohio, October 5th, 1868, of croup, Mollie, daughter of Ellis and Martha Swisher; aged 2 years, 8 months, and 24 days. Funeral services at the Academy Hall on the 6th inst., conducted by the writer.
[long poem omitted] T. H. DRAKE.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, October 22, 1868 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Peter Swisher
DIED.-- August 9th, 1876, Peter Swisher, son of George and Dorotha Ann Swisher, aged 70 years. Has been a resident of Cheshire Tp. all his life. He leaves behind a wife and a numerous family to mourn his loss. In early life, following the example of his parents, he made a profession of religion, and united with the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services was held at the house, conducted by Rev. D. L. Chapin, Middleport, O.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, August 17, 1876 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

Daniel W. Switzer
DIED. --- Near Evergreen, in Gallia county, on the 18th day of June, 1869, Daniel W. Switzer, aged about 32 years.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 24, 1869 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Valentine Switzer
A Good Man Gone.
Gallia county has lost one of its old and esteemed citizens. Valentine Switzer died at his residence in Addison township, last Thursday, aged 79 years. He was a useful citizen. He had served the County as Commissioner for two terms, and a more upright conscientious officer we have never met with. In private life he was equally honest, just and true. We shall miss his wise counsel, and his pleasant, happy greeting. His reward is the better life. The deceased was born Oct. 2, 1797, in Virginia, and came with his father to Ohio in 1807.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, March 23, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Abraham Syphas
Abraham Syphas, when returning from the Democratic meeting at Gallipolis, was thrown from his horse near the residence of Esquire Plymale, and has since died from the injuries he then received.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, August 05, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]




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