[R] Hocking County Ohio Obituaries

The Logan Republican
March 2 1939
James Rafferty Dies In Columbus
Information reached Logan the latter part of the week of the death in Columbus of James S. Rafferty, 79, retired Chesapeake and Ohio railroad employee, who died at Mt. Carmel hospital. Mr Rafferty lived in this city several years until his retirement in 1929 when he removed to Columbus. He was a member of the various Masonic bodies and of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Besides his wife, Mrs. Magdalene E. Rafferty, he leaves a son, D. Rafferty of Canada. Funeral services were held in Columbus.
The Democrat Sentinel
August 13 1925
Mrs Jennie Ralph, 37, wife of Robert Ralph, died at her home on West Street about 10:30 Saturday night from complications. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday from the Oliver Wills home on Rochester Ave., Rev J. W. Blair pastor of the local church officiating. The body was then taken to Gallipolis on Wednesday, where other funeral services were held and interment made. The Harden Co. was in charge. Mrs. Ralph, who had been in ill health for several months had been taken to the Wills home over two weeks ago, where she might have absolute quiet. Everything possible was done for her, but she continued to fail and on Saturday morning in answer to her wishes she was taken to her home that her last hours might be spent with her family. She is survived by her husband, five sons, Edmund, Nile, Loren, Claude and Dick and a three months old daughter, Jean.
The remains of George Rauch were brought to Logan on Tuesday and funeral was held at St. John's Catholic church, after which burial was made in Oak Grove cemetery. George Rauch was well known in Logan and for many years was engaged in the shoe business in the Wright Row on East Main street. He has lived in Cincinnati for some time, where he died last Monday morning of that dread disease, tuberculosis. He was 51 years of age. His brother John and wife and son John Jr., of Columbus, and Dr. Ernest Rauch of Lancaster, were among those attending the funeral.
Unknown newspaper clipping, HCHS. Handwritten date of 6-8-1916
The Ohio Democrat
November 16 1905
Ella, daughter of John and Rachel Red, was born in Hocking county, December 2, 1861; she moved to Muskingum in her infancy with her parents, afterwards they returned to Hocking county where she grew to womanhood. She is of a family of 3 girls, the only survivor of the first family is Mrs Geil, of Logan. There are three brothers, C.T. Dunlap, W.E. Dunlap and G.F. Dunlap, who survive. She was united in marriage to her now sadly bereaved husband, Wm. Ruble, in Bransan Fairfield county, Nov. 20, 1879; to this union were born seven children, three of whom preceeded thheir mother to the other world. the remaining children are John, Jennie and Gertrude, and Mrs. Ethel Corwin. They came to this section, from Green county, two years after they were married, where they have lived a pleasant, loving life, and worked hard for the home from which she took her departure October 31, 1905, aged 44 years 10 months and 29 days. In 1894 under the patorate of rev. Carl Roundhead, she was converted and united with the M.E. Church. With which church she remained un til the time of her release. She was a modest unassuming woman, doing her part lovingly to husband and children.
For some years she was in poor health but later her health was impaired. Sister Ruble was a model (sic) neighbor and citizen, with an open hand and loviong heart she went to all in sorrow. Though the tragic end came unexpected, amidst her suffering, she was ready for her departure and said Jesus is waiting for me. She said to her husband, be good, bidding all a loving good bye, went to be with God.
The funeral services were conducted at her residence at 2 p.m., November 2, 1905, by Rev. J. Williams, of the M.E. Church Belle Center, from the scripture "It is Finished." John 19:30. Her funeral was alrgely attended. She was laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery to await the summons from on high. The entire family share, to the utmost, the loving sympathy of the community, and all breath a silent prayer for their support in this great sorrow, and for the speedy recovery of the dear suffering ones.
The Logan Republican
Thursday, Sept 29 1932
Union Furnace
ANDY RHEINSCHELD died at his home near Union Furnace Tuesday morning. Funeral services at the U.B. Church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The Logan Republican
April 28 1932
KATHERINE KLEINSCHMIDT RHEINSCHELD , daughter of George Ludwig and Margaret Kleinschmidt, was born in Oberhausen, Hessen Darmstadt, Germany, April 25 1845, just eighty seven years ago today. In early infancy she was dedicated to the Lord in Holy Baptism in her native village. In early life she emigrated to America with the members of her family and settled in Logan. After being instructed in the Christian religion, she was confirmed as a member of St Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of Logan, September 4 1858 by the Rev J. J. Sutter. After her marriage, she moved her church membership to the St Peter Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of Ewing, and was always an active and devoted member. March 24 1867, she was united in marriage to Peter Rheinscheld. This union was blessed with two children. Four of which precede their mother into eternity. She was a highly respected citizen and well beloved by all who knew her. For a number of years she has been nearly blind, but bore her affliction with Christian fortitude. After a short illness, she went peacefully asleep Saturday morning at about eleven o'clock. Though her eyes have been nearly closed here for some time, we hope that they are now enjoying the beautiful vision in the Father's house of many mansions above! The days of her pilgrimage here on earth lacked but two days of being eighty seven years. She leaves behind, her six sons and their families. They are: Valentine, Lewis, Henry, Andrew and Daniel who live in Hocking County and Charles of Columbus. She also leaves twenty two grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. May her mortal frame rest in God's Acre in peace and her spirit with the God who gave it!
We wish to convey the hearty thanks to all the friends and neighbors who have so kindly assisted in the care during the illness and death of their dear mother. May God's richest blessing be upon you as your reward.
The Democrat Sentinel
July 23 1925
Funeral services for Beulah Rider 14, of Rockbridge, whose death occurred at Grant Hospital late Wednesday night following a mastoid operation, were held from the Advent Christian Church in Rockbridge, Saturday morning at ten o'clock. Interment was made in Fairview Cemetery with the Harden Co. in charge. She was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Roy Rider and is survived by her parents, three brothers and three sisters.
Letta May Rittgers-- Letta May Rittgers was born near Webb Summitt on the 5th day of May, 1887, departed this life, June 23rd, 1898, aged 11 years, 1 month and 18 days. She was stricken with that dreaded disease, consumption and it finally claimed her for its own. She was forced to quit school about the holidays, since then has been confined to her room and bed. She leaves to mourn her loss, mother, brother, uncles, aunts, cousins and a host of sorrowing friends. Her father having preceded her to the spirit land. Truly another bird has flown to her heavenly home. At first she sustained a hope of getting well, but finally began to make preparations to go to her long home. Two days prior to her death she suffered much, but was never heard to murmur or complain. She united with the U B church three weeks prior to her death. She was lovable and winning in disposition had a smile for everybody. Funeral was preached by Rev. Sniff at Harmony church. She was then laid to away to await the coming resurection.
-Unknown Newspaper clipping from Hocking County Historical Society, handwritten date of 6-30-1898
Dorcus Roby, wife of Noah Roby and daughter of William and Cassa Ann Lemon, was born May 29 1870, Departed this life July 2 1898, aged 28 years, 1 month and 3 days. She embraced religion and united with the U B Church at the age of 13 years under the labors of the Rev. Dickson. She was a lover of the church and S.S. and early in life became a toiler in the Masters vineyard. in Nov. 1888 she was united in marriage to Noah Roby. To them were born four children two having preceded her to the better land. For some years she had been in delicate health which finally resulted in that wasting disease, consumption. During her long illness she was never heard to murmur or complain. She always had a cheerful smile for those who called upon her. She often expressed a desire in the midst of her afflictions to enjoy a place with God's children in his courts. She cheerfully resigned all to her master trusting her little ones to a God of Providence. Said "I am going to leave two and going to meet two." She was laid away to rest July 4th in the Fellowship Cemetery; a large concourse of people following her to her last resting place. She leaves a husband, parents, brothers, one sister and two children to mourn their loss.
-Unknown Newspaper clipping from Hocking County Historical Society, handwritten date of 7-7-1898
The Logan Daily News
May 15 1936
George Rose Junior, was born at Logan, Ohio, July 5th, 1920, died May 3rd, 1936, age 15 years, 9 months and 28 days. He keaves to mourn his loss father and mother, Mr and Mrs George Rose, one brother Robert, one sister Betty, and the grandparents, Mr and Mrs Charles Stephenson and Alva Rose and host of other relatives and friends.
There is an hour of peaceful rest
To mourning wanderers given;
There is a joy for souls distressed,
A balm for every wounded breast,
Tiss found alone in heaven.
Card of thanks
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to all who so kindly assisted and for the words of sympathy and beautiful floral offerings extended at the death of our beloved son and brother Junior. We especially wish to thank Rev. Toy for his consoling words and also Mr Leonard for his kind services.
Mr and Mrs George Rose and family.
Aged Resident Passes Away
Following a few days' illness with bronchitis, Mrs. MARY ANNE RODMAN died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edith A. Wolfe on North Walnut Street, Friday morning about 10:30 o'clock. She was the widow of Samuel Rodman, a veteran of the Civil War. Mrs. Rodman, who was one of the oldest residents of Hocking county, was born near Logan in March 1833. Her entire life was spent in this county and for the past twenty-five years she has lived in Logan. About two years ago she sustained injuries in a fall which left her a semi-invalid. Mrs. Rodman was the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Pifer, natives of Switzerland. She is the last of a family of four, all of whom with the exception of herself were born in the native land of the parents. Funeral services were conducted from the home Monday at 10 A. M., Rev. J. R. Fields of the M. E. church offciating nterment was made\par in the Shaw cemetery near Logan. Leonard Bros, were in charge. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ida Hess of Columbus; Mrs, Annie F. Martin of Little Rock, Ark., and Mrs. Wolfe The deceased was the grand mother of Mrs. J. W. Farbeann, city.
-Unknown Newspaper clipping from Hocking County Historical Society,handwritten date on the bottom of Jan 1927
Thursday, March 1, 1934
Mrs. Anna Rowles Claimed By Death
Widow Is Victim of Heart Disease-Funeral To Be Held Saturday
Mrs. Anna Rowles, 66, widow of Ed Rowles, passed away at her home on N. Walnut street at six o'clock Wednesday evening, following an illness due to heart trouble. Mrs. Rowles had suffered several attacks during the past year, her condition becoming quite critical about two weeks ago. The daughter of Ezra and Mary Nixon, the deceased was born in Hocking county, coming with her parents to Hocking county as a small child.* Following her marriage Mrs. Rowles moved up to Lancaster where she resided for 32 years. She and her only sister, Mrs. Emma Brandt, formerly of Columbus, returned to Logan three years ago, since when they have been constant companions. Her only other near relative is a nephew, Walter Nixon of this city. Mrs. Rowles was a member of the Baptist church and of the Order of the Eastern Stars. The last rites will be held at the home at two o'clock Saturday afternoon and burial will be made in Oak Grove cemetery. The Harden Company is in charge.
-Unknown Newspaper clipping from Hocking County Historical Society
*as appears in obituary
Willian Henry Rayner was born November 18 1889, near Rockbridge, Ohio, and departed this life March 5 1905, aged 15 years, 3 months and 17 days. He leavesbehine to mourn their loss, a father, mother, three brothers and two sisters besides a host of friends. The funeral services were held in the U B Church here March 7 1905, by Rev Wesley McBroom his sermon was from the sixty-second Psalm and seventh verse: "In God is my Salvation and my Glory; the Rock of my Strength, and my refuge is in God." It was listened to by a large and sypathetic audience. Will was a good boy, well liked at school never giving the teachers or scholars a cross word. The scholars and teacher showed their sympathy by attending the funeral in a body, the pall bearers were selected from scholars, and helped to lay their brother scholar at rest in the Union cemetery.
Mr and Mrs I. Rayner desire to express their thanks to friends and neighbors for kindness and sympathy and help during the sickness and death of their son William Henry and to the scholars and teachers for the many beautiful floral offerings.
-Unknown newspaper clipping, Hocking Co Historical Society. Handwritten date of 3-16-1905
The Athens Messenger
May 6, 1886
The Hocking Sentinel says: Mrs Red, formerly of near Webb Summit, died on last Saturday at the Poor House. Some years ago she was in comfortable circumstances, possessed of an abundance of all the comforts of life. Circumstances, not necessary to discuss here, and over which she had no control, drove her to the Infirmary, where she lay sick for months, dying in the Pest House.
Death of an Old Citizen
Mr John B Rhoads, one of the prominent farmers, and one of our best citizens, died at his home near Logan on last Tuesday, from Brights disease. His funeral was on Wednesday at the Scottscreek cemetery. Mr Rhoads was born in Logan, March 19 1821. He was married to Catherine Eckhart, September 18, 1845. Mr Rhoads was an earnest sincere christian, a member of the M E Church, and prominent in all affairs looking to church progress. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, Mingo, Lodge, and his funeral was under the direction of this order.
-Unknown newspaper clipping, Hocking Co Historical Society. Handwritten date of 7-29-1897
Death of Mary Reigel
[Circleville Democrat]
Mrs Mary Reigel, widow of Solomon Reigel, died at her home in Saltcreek township, on 2nd inst, of cancer of the stomach, after long suffering. The deceased was nearing the close of her 81st year. She was born March 31st, 1813, and was a daughter of Geo. and Mary Dunkel, who came from Pennsylania to Ohio, in 1802, and settled on Saltcreek. She was married to Solomon Reigel, October 31 1834, and their married life extended over more than fifty years, Mr Reigel dying Sept. 7th 1892. She was the mother of eight childen, six now living.
-Unknown newspaper clipping, Hocking Co Historical Society. Handwritten date of 3-15-1894
The Democrat Sentinel
Feb 14 1907
Samuel Reichley was born in Perry county Ohio on the old Reichley farm near Somerset, March 29 1830. He was married to Miss Jane Acker in 1858, and to them was born seven children. The wife of his youth died July 21 1875. He then came to Washington township, Hocking County in 1865, since which time he was a worthy residentof this county. He was stricken with paralysis July 26 1904, since which time he was an invalid and cared for by his daughter and her husband, Mrs W H Arnold, in Logan, where the father on last Wednesday noon received a second stroke, and Thursday his heart gave up the uneven struggle and he was dead. He leaves seven children, Mrs Margaret Davidson, of Hillsboro, Iowa, Grant, of Salem, Ia., William of Wiconda, Mo., Miss Sarah who is assistant matron at the Athens Asylum, Mrs Nancy Arnold, of Logan Ohio, and Celestia Bray, of Union Furnace, 26 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild, also two brothers, Jacob, of Junction City and George, whose home is in Iowa.

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