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James H. Waddle
DIED. James H. Waddle, March 23d, 1875, at Chambersburg, O., aged 26 years, one month and twenty-four days. His remains were brought to his Father's in Green township, where the funeral services were held in the presence of a large assemblage. He was buried with the honors of the Grange. The large attendance, flow of tears and words of commendation gave unmistakable evidence of the high esteem in which he was held by all. He had a twin brother, who preceded him to the other shore a little less than two years ago. They resembled each other so nearly that but few could distinguish one from the other, and their attachment to and love for each other was as complete as their resemblance.
How much more enjoyable must be their fellowship in the Spirit Land, without physical suffering, temptation or contact with sin--for they had in good time sought for salvation in Jesus Christ and fellowship with him, so that we are assured they "live together with Him." H. L. WHITEHEAD. Rodney, O., March 27, 1875. [Bulletin please copy.]
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 01, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

John Waddell
DIED. -- At his residence in Green township, on Sunday Morning, Jan. 18th, 1875, of pneumonia, Mr. John Waddell, in the seventy-sixth year of his age. Mr. Waddell leaves a wife, with whom he celebrated his golden wedding, on the 4th of last November. He was a man of great energy of character, and in a long life of industry and economy had made for himself and his children comfortable and abundant homes. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the community. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 21, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

Matthew Walker

DIED---At the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Laing Halliday, on Saturday last, of asthma, Mr. Matthew Walker, in the 73d year of his age. He was a native of Berwick, Scotland.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 12, 1861 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

William Wallace

William Wallace, a former well known citizen of this county, died near Ottumwa, Iowa, Feb. 13th. He was born near Lynchburg, Va., April 2, 1807; married Rachel Humphreys in Greenbrier county, W. Va., Dec. 15, 1831; came to Gallipolis soon after, and in 1853 went to Iowa. He was an honest, straight forward man, active and industrious, and accumulated a good property in his new home. He was a subscriber to the Journal for upwards of 34 years.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, March 4, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Adaline Ward

Mrs. Adaline Ward, relict of the late John Ward, died Monday morning of consumption . She had suffered a long time. Mrs. Ward was the mother of the numerous young men of that name, all of whom are engineers of steam engines.
[Gallipolis Journal, October 28, 1880]
On the Death of Mrs. Ward. (Mrs. Adaline Ward)
Died at her home in Gallipolis, Ohio, Oct. 24th, 1880, Mrs. Adaline Ward, in the 62d year of her age, after a long and painful illness. She was a loving mother and a good Christian. Her suffering was great, but she bore all with Christian resignation, and grace. On the day of her death, she told her children she was going home, and told them to meet her in heaven.
(extracted)
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 4, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Cornelia Ward (nee Cornwell)
DIED. - In this city, on Wednesday, March 1st, 1876, Mrs. Cornelia Ward, wife of Mr. Clarence Ward, and daughter of Capt. Cornwell, aged 26 years.[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, March 9, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel

Martha Ward
DIED. In this city, on Saturday, March 4th, 1876, Mrs. Martha Ward, consort of the late Langston Ward, of Kanawha County, West Va., who was a soldier of the war of 1812. She was the mother of John, Joseph, James, Andrew and William Ward, and died at the ripe age of 86 years.[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, March 9, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Olivia Ward (nee Shenk)

DIED. In this city, on Tuesday afternoon, Sept.29th, 1874, in childbirth, Mrs. Olivia Ward, wife of Mr. Edgar Ward, and daughter of Mr. Joseph Shenk.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday,October 1, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Ella Watkins (nee Watson)
DIED. On the evening of the 18th, inst., at her residence in Cheshire, Ohio, Mrs. Ella Watkins, wife of Dr. W. A. Watkins, passed over the silent river. She was in her twenty-third year. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. P. S. Davies, of Pomeroy.
The funeral of Mrs. Ella Watkins was largely attended, on Thursday of last week. The Rev. Mr. Davies, of Pomeroy, officiated. Mrs. Watkins was the daughter of Mr. John Watson, one of the old citizens of Cheshire. As child, girl and woman she was universally esteemed, and her loss will not be lightly forgotten.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 27, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

Clark R. Watts

DIED. In Jackson, Dec. 14, 1875, of consumption, Mr. Clark R. Watts, in the 25th year of his age, leaving a wife and numerous friends to mourn his loss.
Mr. Watts had been confined to his room about three months; and as he approached the banks of Jordan, he could say with truth, "Jesus can make a dying bed, soft as downy pillows are," and trusting in Him who robbed the grave of its terrors and Death of his victory, he calmly and sweetly breathed his soul into the embrace of his loving Savior, and departed in the full assurance of a blissful immortality, his last words being, "Jesus has come," and with a smile on his countenance died, truly leaving this world exultingly while friends around were weeping. May He who sustained him in the hour of death, throw His arms of love and protection around the bereaved wife and friends, and point them to the husband, brother, friend, only gone before to wait and welcome them to the Eternal city, when the Master shall say "It is enough, come up higher." C.
The deceased was a son of Mr. James Watts, of this county.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 13, 1876 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

James Andrew Watts

DIED---In Springfield township, on the 16th inst., after a short illness, James Andrew, son of Andrew and Mary Ann Watts, aged 3 years and 11 months.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 28, 1854 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Cornelius Watson

DIED---In this city at 9 o'clock P. M. on Saturday, the 9th inst., Mr. Cornelius Watson, aged 45 years 7 months and 5 days.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 28, 1861 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Emma Watson

DIED. At the residence of her parents, in Ohio township, Gallia county, Nov. 10th, 1873, of hemorhage of the lungs, Emma, daughter of Hiram and Maria Watson, aged 13 years and 1 day. Emma was a member of the M. E. Church, and though called away early, even in the morning of life, with a illness of but few hours duration, yet the messenger of death found her ready. When she heard her Father's voice calling her, "Child, come Home," she comforted her afflicted mother with the assurance that she was willing to obey the call. "Jesus was with her, and her end was peace."
Thus another of the family circle has been gathered into the garner, making the seventh that Brother and Sister Watson have been called upon to lay away in the grave; and while they feel that their loss is great, yet amid their tears, as Christians, they look up and rejoice that "They'll all meet again in the morning."
"It is well; God's ways are always right, and love is o'er them all, tho' far above our sight. S. B. MATHEWS.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 20, 1873 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

John Watson
DIED. -- In Cheshire, on Monday evening, May 22d, 1876, Mr. John Watson, aged about 65 years.[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 25, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Martha Watson

Died on the 12th inst., Martha Watson, wife of Wilson Watson. Funeral the 14th, by Rev. Mr. Dixon, at M. E. Church in Addison. Burial conducted by the Addison Grange, W. M. Chas. Watson officiating. The ceremonies were new to us, but appeared appropriate and impressive, also well performed. Mrs. Watson had been married but a little over a year, was 22 years old. Her sickness (consumption) was protracted through several months, which she bore with commendable patience, possessed of an amiable, benign disposition, beloved by all who knew her. So in the morning of life she passed to the better land where good deeds are sure of their reward.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 20, 1876 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Col. Samuel Watson

DIED--On the 20th ult., in this county, Col. Samuel Watson, aged about 65 years.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, OH.) Thursday, October 5 , 1854 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

George Waugh

DIED. ---At his residence in Harrison Township, Gallia county, O., on the 20th day of November, 1875, of jaundice, after an illness of near three months, George Waugh, in the 90th year of his age.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday,
December 2, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]


Levi Roy Waugh
DIED. -- Levi Roy, youngest child of Charlie and Alvira Waugh, died Friday, June 30th, 1876, aged 1 year, 2 months and 13 days. [poem omitted] [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, August 10, 1876 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

William Weaver

DIED. In this city, on the 6th of December, 1874, of cancer, William Weaver, aged 72 years. Mr. W. was born in Maryland, and settled in Gallipolis twenty years ago. His wife still survives him. His parents were German, and he was twenty-one years of age before he could speak English.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 10, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Janetta C. Weibert

Mrs. Janetta C. Weibert, wife of Mr. C. C. Weibert, died at the family residence in this city, Saturday morning. She was 60 years old. She leaves a husband and two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Blickle and Mrs. Adam Uhrig. Mrs. Weibert was universally esteemed and respected. The funeral services occurred on Sunday afternoon, and were largely attended. The family has the sympathy of a large circle of friends.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 23, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Hirch Weil
DIED. -- In Mecklenburg, Schwerin, Germany, April 10th, 1876, Mr. Hirch Weil, aged eighty-five years and five months. The deceased was the father of Mr. J. H. Weil, of this city.[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 11, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Hattie May Welson

DIED---At the Valley House, Tuesday, February 25th, Hattie May, daughter of Henry S. and Lucy M. Welson, aged one year, nine months and eleven days. The parents would express their heartfelt gratitude, and return their sincere thanks to the many citizens of Gallipolis, from whom they have received numberless acts of kindness and assistance during their most trying hours of affliction.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, OH.) Thursday, March 6, 1862 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

John V. Westlake

DIED. At his home near Fredonia, Louisa county, Iowa, John V. Westlake, oldest son of Samuel and Hannah Westlake.
Mr. Westlake was born in Giles county, West Virginia, April 28, 1813. His age was 67 years, 2 months and 22 days. He leaves a wife and three daughters, and a large circle of friends to mourn his loss. He was esteemed and respected by all who knew him.---Davenport Gazette. The deceased was a brother of Dr. Elan Westlake, this city, and left here for the west in 1852.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, August 5, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Wyatt C. Wheeler
DIED.--On the 18th inst., at his residence near Burlington, Ohio, of pulmonary consumption, Wyatt C. Wheeler, late editor and publisher of the "Lawrence County Gazette."---Ironton Reg. The deceased was very well known to many of our citizens, having been born and partly bred here. He, in company with Mr. Drouillard, established the Portsmouth Clipper, in 1845, and in the fall of the same year he issued the first number of the "Lawrence County Gazette," the publication of which he was obliged to suspend on account of ill health.---Ports. Inquirer.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, OH.) Thursday, November 7, 1850 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

David E. White
Mr. David White, of Green township, who was sent to the Athens Asylum about two months ago on account of insanity produced by religious excitement, died at that institution on Monday. His body arrived here Tuesday evening for interment.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, August 17, 1876]
It turns out that Mr. David White, whose death we mentioned at the Athens Asylum last week, hung himself with a towel in the bath room. The attendent was absent for only a few minutes when the act was committed.
[Gallipolis Journal, Thursday, July 20, 1876]
DIED. --- David E. White departed this life July 16, 1876, aged 39 years, 3 months and 20 days. For some months before his departure he gave evidence of mental derangement--the cause of said derangement we "know not now, but shall know hereafter." He having been a faithful Christian for many years--impressing Christian and non-Christian with the genuineness of his profession--we think it presumptive to suppose religion or excitement from its consideration, produced the unfortunate mental condition. His religious life in all the years of his same state remains full of sunshine to comfort the widow and children and warrant the belief that his spirit is mingling with the "Spirits of the just made perfect." H. L. WHITEHEAD.
[Gallipolis Journal, Thursday, July 27, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Jacob White
DIED. In Raccoon township, Sunday, June 21st, 1875, Mr. Jacob White, aged 75 years.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 24, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
Jacob White
DIED. - Jacob White died near Rio Grande, Gallia county, Ohio, June 2th, 1875, aged 70 years, 10 months and 8 days.
Brother White professed religion about 3 years ago, and connected himself with the Methodist Episcopal Church. About eighteen years ago he united with the United Brethren Church, of which he remained a faithful and highly esteemed member until called to his reward. For a number of years he served his class as leader and steward. In his official positions he effciently discharged his duty. His afflictions were protracted and severe, yet he was patient and resigned to the will of the Master. He left a bright evidence that he has gone to the home of the blessed. He was a kind husband, an affectionate parent, a good citizen and a faithful christian. May our kind Father in Heaven abundantly bless Sister White and her surviving children, and finally bring them as a family to Heaven. B. W. MASON.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, July 22, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Mary Nancy White
DIED. At Patriot, August 30, 1875, Mary Nancy, wife of David White, aged 31 years, 11 months and 7 days.
Her Christian life was of a deep and earnest type. Approaching death found her ready, willing and waiting. Her dying was in perfect triumph and perfect peace. To her it was better to depart and be with Christ. A husband and two children mourn. B.E. THOMAS.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 16, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Viola White (nee Sprague)
DIED. At the residence of her father, David Sprague, Esq., in this city, of consumption, Mrs. Viola White, consort of Isaac White, Esq., in the 25th year of her age.
Although the subject of this memoir had not made, during her life, an open profession of faith in Christ as the Savior from sin, or united with any branch of the Christian church yet she was an obedient daughter, an affectionate wife, and a loving mother; and during her last illness, which continued for four months, she constantly manifested that sweet patience and resignation to the divine will, which is not the fruit of the natural heart, but one "washed in the blood of the Saint." It was the privilege of the writer to converse with her in the early weeks of her sickness, upon the subject of religion, and she presented evidence at that time, as she did in her last moments, that her "house was in order"--that it was better for her to "depart and be with Christ."
She leaves a husband and two children, with a large circle of friends and acquaintances to mourn her loss. W.B.G.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 24, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

Wickline
A daughter of Henry Wickline, aged about fourteen, died on the 19th, and was buried in Rio Grande cemetery on the 20th, Rev. Haning conducting the services. P.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 25, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Earl F. Wickline
Earl F. Wickline, 79, of Lake Wales died Monday at home. A native of Gallia County, Ohio, he lived in Lake Wales from 1972 to 1985 and returned to the community earlier this year. He was a retired machine operator for Rockwell International in Newark, Ohio, an ordained Apostolic minister, member of Lighthouse Apostolic Church in Dundee and U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by four sons, Steve and Timothy, both of Newark, and Dave and Phillip, both of Grove City, Ohio; three daughters, Jeannie Norman of Grove City, Shelba Stepelton of Newark and Lois "Dolly" Young of Gibsonburg, Ohio; and two stepdaughters, D.J. Russell and Becky Scurry, both of Lake Wales. Marion Nelson Funeral Home Inc., Lake Wales.
[Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - September 4, 1996]

Sarah J. Wigner
DIED. ---In Green township, Dec. 4th, 1875, Sarah J., daughter of D. M. and Nancy Wigner, aged 7 years and 9 months.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 9, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Jerusha Wilcox (nee Long)
DIED.-- Jerusha Wilcox, wife of Geo. W. Wilcox and daughter of Randal and Rebecca Long, died of consumption at her residence three miles west of Ewington, Gallia Co., Ohio, April 18th, 1876. She was an affectionate companion , a kind mother, a pleasant lady and a good neighbor. She was the mother of two children (twins,) one boy and one girl, eight years of age. Her life was short--only living a little over twenty-nine years. She has left a comfortable home, her kind companion, her loving children, her parents, two brothers, three sisters and many kind friends, to join those who are in the spirit world. Her parents' children are now equally divided between the visible and the invisible worlds. Two sons and three daughters here, two sons and three daughters there. About four months ago she professed faith in her Redeemer, united with the M. E. Church, was baptized, and continued to evidence her acceptance until the Master called her home.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 27, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Taphena Wilcox (nee Niles)
DIED.-- In Huntington township, May 30th, 1876, Mrs. Taphena Wilcox, in the 84th year of her age. The deceased was a native of New York, wife of Alfred Wilcox, deceased, and daughter of Gains Niles, revolutionary soldier. She leaves a large family of children and grand-children. In all relations of life she was an affectionate wife and a kind mother. She died as she had lived, with a full belief in the universal salvation of the whole human family.
How bright the unchanging morn appears, Farewell, inconstant world, farewell.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, August 10, 1876 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

Elizabeth C. Wiley (nee Messie)
DIED. On the 4th of October, 1874, at the residence of her father, D. Messie, in W. Va., after a lingering illness of eight months, Elizabeth C. wife of Orin M. Wiley, aged 29 years.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 01, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

Orin M. Wiley
DIED. On the 22d of December, 1874, at the residence of his step-father, B. F. Smith, near this city, Orin M. Wiley, aged 28 years.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 01, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

Willie Wiley
DIED. On the 11th of March, 1875, at the residence of his grand-father, B. F. Smith, Willie, son of Orin M. and Elizabeth C. Wiley, aged 1 year, 1 month and 14 days.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 01, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

Joseph Wilkinson, Jr.
DIED. At the residence of his father, a short distance below Bladensburg, Ohio, on Saturday the 5th inst., of paralysis, after an illness of forty-one hours of the most intense suffering, Joseph Wilkinson, Jr. in the 33d year of his age.
The deceased was a native of New Lisbon, Columbiana county, and moved with his parents to this county while quite a youth. His sudden demise has cast a gloom over his numerous acquaintances who held him in the highest esteem for the kindly and urbane deportment he ever manifested towards all who came within the circle of his acquaintance. The community has lost a valued friend, his mourning parents a dutiful son, and his surviving brothers and sisters one ever near and dear to them. Truly, "In the midst of life we are in death."
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 16, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Thomas Wilkinson
DIED---At his residence in this town on Thursday evening last, Mr. Thomas Wilkinson, jeweler, aged 47 years.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 06, 1860 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Laura E. Willey
DIED. Laura E., daughter of A. W. and M. A. Willey, died August 21.
Dearest Laura thou hast left us, And thy loss we deeply feel; But 'tis God that hath bereft us, He can all our sorrows heal.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 16, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Clarence Lowell Williams
Clarence Lowell Williams, 76, of Whipple, Ohio, died Oct. 29, 1993 at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg, W. Va.
Born Jan. 30, 1917 in Crown City, Ohio, he was the son of E. M. and Effie (Sims) Williams. He had been a truck driver and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Aurelius Lodge 308 F&AM in Macksburg, Ohio Scottish Rite Valley of Cambridge, American Union Chapter 1 R.A.M., Marietta Council 78 R&SM, Marietta Commandry 50 Knights Templar, Hillbillie Degree Clan 8, Aladdin Temple Shrine, O.E.S. Aurelius Chapter 60, Marietta Shrine Club Monroe County Shrine Club, Loyal Order of Moose 1823, Legion of the Moose 192 in Chillicothe, Ohio, B.P.O.E. 477, Fraternal Order of Eagles 458, and the Gallia County Senior Citizens Center. He was also a member of American Legion 418 in Dexter City, Ohio, 40 et 8 Voiture 389, V.F.W. Post 5108, and U.S.L.S.T. Association, West Virginia Chapter. He was past president of the Washington County Fish & Game Association.
He was married to Lillian Shaw, who preceded him in death on June 3, 1975. He is survived by sons, Richard L. of Whipple, Ohio, and L. Roger Williams of Coshocton, Ohio; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; brothers Alva Williams of Florida and Dwight Williams of Columbus; sister, Mildred Jenkens of Gallipolis. He was also preceded in death by son, Gerald, sister Marjorie Gatewood, and granddaughter, Beth Williams.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1, at the Hadley Funeral Home in Marietta, Ohio, with graveside service at 2:30 p.m. Monday, at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Mercerville, Ohio. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.
[Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - October 30, 1993]

Mrs. E. B. Williams
DIED. Mrs. E. B. Williams, near Rodney, O., April 16th, 1875. Her end came somewhat sooner than her friends anticipated, although they knew, as well as herself, that the time of her departure was not far off.
For months, as she was conscious disease was sapping her vitals, her mind was "stayed on God," trust in Christ firm, and hope bright for immortality and eternal life.
Two sons mourn her loss, may they imitate her virtues, escape the pollutions of the world and finally join the disembodied spirits of loved ones who have passed over on the other shore.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 29, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

Harry Williams
DIED---On the 11th inst., of scarlet fever, Harry, son of David and Hester Ann Williams, aged 18 months.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 19, 1855]

James Williams
James Williams, the subject of this memoir, was born in Greenbrier county, Va., on the 29th of February, 1796. At about the age of 21 he removed to Walnut township, in this county. He closed his earthly pilgrimage on the 30th ult., aged 56 years 10 months and one day.
From his early youth he was strictly moral and was taught to fear God.--- Soon after his marriage he united with the M. E. Church, in which he lived a consistent and useful member until death. He had buried a wife and four children, and after suffering several months with consumption, with an enlightened and lively hope, through the atoning merits of Christ, of eternal life, he passed away from earth, leaving an aged mother, six children and numerous friends to mourn their loss. "Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his." M. L. KING
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 04, 1855 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

John Williams
DIED. -February 26th, 1880, John Williams, aged 84 years and 6 days, of lung disease. Mr. Williams was born in Greenbriar county, Va., in the year 1796; came to this county when a boy about 10 or 11 years old; married Lucy T. Sartin in the year 1818, and has been a citizen of Guyan township from the time he came to Ohio until his death.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 1, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

John Williams
DIED. At his residence, in Gallipolis, Ohio, in the 72d year of his age, John Williams. He was born in Ireland, on the 1st day of June, 1803, near Armath. His father died when he was four years of age. In 1813 he came to America in company with his widowed mother. He was educated in Maryland. His advantages being more than ordinary. When he was 28 years of age he came to Ohio, where he married and settled in Columbiana county, where he lived a number of years. In 1847 he came to this place, where his work, cares and suffering were ended by the messenger of death. He was through all the early part of his life a very stirring business man, occupying different positions of usefulness and trust; his nature was kind and humane; his errors were those which proved worse to himself. His last afflictions were protracted for several months, and was borne with great patience. He was conscious of his approaching dissolution, and in the last few hours that he lived, gave the evidence to his children that he trusted Jesus. He spoke of his first wife that he would meet there, and said to his daughter that he wanted to see all his friends there. That Friend who can help when all earthly flesh fails, heard his plea, and give him to realize. [New Lisbon papers please copy.] [poem omitted] [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 22, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

John D. Williams
Died, on the 3d ult., in Abingdon, Jefferson county, Iowa, of billious fever, John D. Williams, in the 51st year of his age, formerly of Gallia county, Ohio, where he had been an acceptable member of the Methodist Episcopal church for the period of twenty-four years. He emigrated to Iowa last April, and in August he with two of his sons were taken sick at the same time. His sickness was short but painful, which he bore without a murmur or complaint, and his death was unexpected and sudden. When asked what they should do for him he said---"take care of the boys, the Lord is good to me and will take care of me." He was insensible a few hours before his death, which prevented him from giving such directions and council to his family as doubtless he otherwise would have done. He has left a wife and large family to mourn and weep the irreparable loss of a kind husband, father and wise counselor. Let sympathizing friends pray that this heavy and afflictive stroke may be sanctified to their good. The secret things belong to God, but things revealed to us.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, OH.) Thursday, October 5, 1854 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Elijah Wilson
NOTICE.--The following notice was handed to us by the clerk of the Prairie City, on her trip up last Monday: Died, Nov. 20th 1852, on board of Steamboat Prairie City, Mr. Elijah Wilson. He was on his way to Shawneetown, Ill. He died about 30 miles above, and was buried about 15 miles below Shawneetown. He said that he had lived in Ohio, back of Gallipolis some five miles. CHAS. A. HIGISON, Cl'k.
[Gallipolis Journal (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday,December 9, 1852 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Herbert Maxon Wilson
DIED. -- On Sunday, July 18th, 1875, Herbert Maxon, son of Theodore N. and Mary M. Wilson, aged five months. The funeral will take place from the residence of Mrs. D. Maxon, Front street, on Thursday morning, at nine o'clock.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, July 22, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Josephine Wise
Died June 2d, Josephine, daughter of George and Julia Ann Wise; aged 19 years, 3 months. The first symptoms of our young friend's disease became noticeable some five months before Death claimed her as "its own." Her friends, alarmed from the first, left no available means untried for her recovery, but consumption, that "fell destroyer," had taken unerring aim.
(extracted)
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, July 7, 1870 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Maggie M. Wise
DIED. WISE---Of consumption, at the home of her parents in Clay township, August 27th, 1874, Maggie M., daughter of George and Julia A. Wise, aged 28 years, 9 months and 22 days.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 17, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Thomas Jefferson Wolf
DIED---On the 27th ult., Thomas Jefferson, youngest son of J. C. and Virginia Wolf, aged 1 year, 1 month and 1 day.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, August 10, 1854 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Mrs. A. E. Womeldorff

DIED. In Guyandotte, W. Va., Dec. 5th, 1873, Mrs. A. E. Womeldorff, wife of Mr. James W. Womeldorff, formerly of this county, in the 47th year of her age.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 25, 1873 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Lou Annie Womeldorff

DIED. WOMELDORFF---August 24th, 1867, Lou Annie, daughter of F. M. and S. V. Womeldorff. Aged ten months and twenty-four days.
[long poem omitted] [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 5, 1867 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

William Womeldorff
DIED. --- At his residence in Green township, Feb. 12, 1875, William Womeldorff, aged 60 years. The deceased was one of our best citizens. His remains were buried at Mt. Zion Church, in Springfield township, on Sunday.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, February 18, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

William Womeldorff
DIED. At his residence in Green township, Feb. 12th, 1875, William Womeldorff, in the 60th year of his age.
The deceased was a man of quiet disposition, of industrious habits, honest and prompt in the management of his business affairs, and one who possessed the esteem and confidence of all who formed his acquaintance. In his death the community loses a worthy and highly respected citizen.
He was a member of the M. E. Church about 26 years, and up to the time of his death attended regularly the services of the sanctuary.
His disease was Pneumonia, violent in character, and speedily doing its work.
Fully conscious that death was approaching, he gave his bereaved family satisfactory evidence of preparation for the change that awaited him.
He was a member of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, and was buried accordling to the funeral ceremony of that Order. J. W. M.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, March 04, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

William R. Womeldorff
Sad Death.
A most sad and affecting death occurred Friday night. Wm. R. Womeldorff, son of the late Wm. Womeldorff, of Green township, had been to town attending the political meeting. In company with others he was driving rapidly along the road, his wagon being ladened with heavy groceries, when the fore wheels of the vehicle struck a large rock lying in the road. Instantly the wagon overturned, throwing out the contents. A barrel of carbon oil struck the unfortunate man, the chime of the barrel striking and breaking the neck, killing him instantly. The young man was married on Sept. 15th, to Hannah Morgan and had been to housekeeping but one day when he was snatched away. He was a steady, sober young man.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, October 14, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Augustus W. Wood
DIED. At his residence in this city, Dec. 2, 1880, Mr. Augustus W. Wood, aged 76 years. Mr. Wood had been a resident of our city for 37 years. He was the father of Mrs. Chas. Carel and Mrs. J. R. Safford of this city. The funeral took place Sunday from the Presbyterian Church, under the auspices of Morning Dawn Lodge, F. & A. M.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 9, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Nancy Wood
DIED. -- At her residence near Rio Grande, on the 1st day of May, 1876, Mrs. Nancy Wood, wife of C. C. Wood, in the 57th year of her age. Her illness was severe and lasting, and although she experienced intense suffering, that bliss which the Christian only enjoys was hers. By faith she was enabled to view the home prepared for the faithful, where the Lord ???? and know that such was hers. Before her death she expressed a remarkable victory over the world and a hope of a blessed immortality beyond the grave. The funeral exercises were conducted at the F. W. B. Church at Rio Grande, on the 2d, of which the deceased was a member. It can truly be said of her, she died the death of the righteous. L. Z. HANING.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 25, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Nehemiam Wood
DIED. In Perry township, on the 6th inst., of aneurism, Mr. Nehemiam Wood, aged 31 yrs., 5 mos. and 23 days. He was buried by the Patriot Lodge of F. & A. M. He leaves a wife and many friends to mourn. Mr. Wood was a good man and will be sadly missed.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 15, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Margaret F. Woods
DIED---In Gallia county, Ohio, on the 17th of March, 1855, after an illness of five weeks, Margaret F. Woods, wife of James Fletcher.
The subject of this brief notice was born the 21st of August, 1831, in Augusta county, Va. She bore her sufferings with Christian fortitude, and when told that her end was nigh, she expressed her willingness to die, and that her trust was in the Savior. In the last hours of her earthly existence, she gave the most unmistakable evidence that she was passing to that bright and happy clime beyond the Jordan of death, prepared for the faithful. So she died.
She was a kind friend, a loving wife, an affectionate mother, and beloved by all who knew her. D. R. F.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 05, 1855 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Everett Edgar Wooten
Everett Edgar Wooten, 79, of Ruskin died Sunday in Newark, Ohio. A native of Gallia County, Ohio, he had lived in the Tampa Bay area many years. He was a retired school teacher in Gallia County and was a retired employee of North American-Rockwell. He also was the former manager of a driver training school. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Mary Helen; two sons, Everett Edgar Jr. of Newark, Ohio, and Larry Robert of Worthingto n, Ohio; two daughters, Anita Carolyn Stumph of Westerville, Ohio, and Linda Lou Butz of Newark, Del.; four brothers, Gordon, Raymond, Bill and Carl; four sisters, Goldie Hasz, Clara Mae McCammon, Lucille Thivener and Phyllis Pope; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Hill Funeral Home, Westerville, Ohio.
[Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - October 2, 1990]

William J. Wrightley
William J. Wrightley was born in Steubenville, Jefferson county, Ohio, March 20th, 1846. He came to this place with his parents eight years ago. He joined the M. E. Church three years ago last February. His life during those years has been that of a devoted Christian. The first representation I had of William was that he was one of the best young men of this city. My intercourse with him in the church and in his sick room at home, has fully justified the remark. His neighbors respected and praised him--his parents loved him as a very dutiful son, his sisters adored him as a glorified brother. The church has lost one of her brightest jewels, heaven has gained another bloodwashed spirit. We look on high and believe he is there.
He left earth for his new abode May 14th, 1875.
Farewell dear brother, until the redeeming glories of the resurrection morning shall bring the glorified saints to the full enjoyment of eternal day. C. D. B
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 20, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]




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