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Guinevere Landrum Beatty
Guinevere Beatty, age 83, Bellbrook, Ohio, formerly of Jackson County, Ohio, passed away July 10, 2006 at Hospice of Dayton. She was born June 20, 1923 in Jackson County, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sylva and Ruth (White) Landrum and her husband, Ammon Beatty.
She is survived by one son, Russell Beatty and one daughter, Roberta Beatty, both of Bellbrook, Ohio.
At her request, there will be no public calling hours or funeral service.
[Times Journal, Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Martha Jane Beatty
Mrs. Martha Jane Beatty Dies on Friday
Funeral services were held at the Limerick Latter Day Saints' church Monday for Mrs. Martha Jane Beatty, 88, who died at the home of her son, Roy Beatty, of route 4, near Limerick last Friday.
Mrs. Beatty, who was the widow of Thomas R. Beatty, Civil war veteran for whom the Limerick G. A. R. post was named, has been in failing health since early spring.
Surviving children are Roy and Mary E. Beatty, at home; Elza Beatty, who resides in the northern part of the state. One son, Luther, is deceased.
Mrs Catherine Grow, 95, a neighbor attended the funeral service. Burial was made in the Limerick cemetery by Funeral Director Charles E. Wood.
[Jackson Sun, Jackson, Ohio, Friday, June 10, 1932 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Susan Delay Beatty
Mrs. Susan Delay Beatty, 71, wife of John Beatty, deceased, passed away March 16th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Callahan of this city. Death was due to dropsy with which Mrs. Beatty had been a patient sufferer for several years.
Surviving her are four daughter, Mesdames John carpenter, Charles Wilson, William Callahan of the city and Jacob Garrett of Columbus, two sons, Sanford and Ira of Scioto Tp.
The funeral was held at Buckeye at 10 A.M. Saturday with Rev. M. R. White officiating. Burial in Buckeye cemetery with Chas. L. Wood, Undertaker.
[Jackson Standard-Journal, Jackson, Ohio, Wednesday, March 23, 1921 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Mollie Margaret Scurlock Besch
Mollie Margaret Besch, age 94, died 7 p.m., Saturday at the Oak Hill Hospital after an extended illness.
Born in Beaver, she was a lifetime resident of the county and resided at 19 Huron Street. She was a member of the Jackson Christian Church.
Daughter of the late Henry and Olive Scurlock Westfall, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Ruth) Wick in January, 1979.
Friends may call from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. today (Monday) at the Sperry Funeral Home. Services will be held there 11 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. James Gleaves officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Beaver.
[Jackson Journal-Herald, Monday, September 17, 1979 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Nicholas Bishop
Mr. Nicholas Bishop was killed by lightning at Keystone Furnace on Thursday. He was hauling rock when the storm came up. With his two sons he took shelter under a tree. The bolt which dealt him death stunned one of the boys until his recovery is in doubt. The other boy escaped. Mr. B. was a brother of Charles Bishop, of this township.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, July 27, 1876 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Juanita Fern Landrum Bolen
Juanita Fern Landrum Bolen, age 88 of Jackson passed away Saturday, March 24, 2007 at her residence. She was born May 17, 1918 in Jackson, Ohio to the late Scott and Nellie (Foster) Landrum. She was an accomplished seamstress and retired from Hercules Trouser Company at the age of 79, when the company closed the factory. She continued to sew and not only for her family and also made hand sewn crafts including purses which she sold, and was ordered by many including orders sent out of state. She took great pride in her craft and the finished product was always one of a kind, a work of art.
She is survived by her son Don and Cheryl Bolen, daughter Brenda and Richard Smith and grandson Don Jr. and completing her immediate family circle are Michelle, Kayla and Mike. Also surviving are brothers: Bill Landrum, Walter Jr. Landrum, Floyd Landrum and Ike Landrum, sisters: Clara Mae Reed, Mary Reed, Kathleen Foster, Hazel Collins, Charleen Haynes and Eileen Walker.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers Paul Landrum, Ivan Landrum and John Landrum; sisters, Francis Ann Landrum, Freda Lambert and Bernice Sturgill.
Funeral services were held 1 pm Tuesday, March 27, at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Domigan officiating and burial followed in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Friends called from 12 pm up to the time of the funeral service.
[Jackson County Times-Journal, Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

J. R. Booth
Died, At Jackson, Ohio, June 6, 1884, J. R. Booth, brother of S. Booth of this place, aged 55 years. [The Oregon Sentinel (Jacksonville, OR) – Saturday, June 21, 1884; JD, Sub by FoFG]

Suzanne Aleshire Boyd

Suzanne Boyd Rites Tuesday
Suzanne Aleshire Boyd, 78, died January 6th, 1962 at Fee Rest Home in Jackson after an illness of five months. Her home address was Gibson Hotel.
Born in Jackson, Ohio, January 25th, she was the daughter of Scott and Eliza Johnson Aleshire. She was a retired saleslady and member of Holy Trinity Church.
Surviving are her husband, William H. Boyd of Chicago, Ill., and a sister Mrs. Norma Parks of Jackson.
Funeral services were held at 10 am Tuesday in Holy Trinity church with Rev. Father Simon officiating. Burial was made in Fairmount cemetery under the direction of Earl Plummer Funeral Home.
[Jackson Herald, Jackson, Ohio, Tuesday, January 9, 1962 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

John Floyd Brohard
John F. Brohard died at his home in Jackson township Sabbath afternoon, March 18, 1906 after a brief illness, aged 56 years, 9 months and 1 day. He leaves a bereaved wife and three children to mourn his loss. Oh, how he is missed at his fireside, no more will we hear tht welcome footstep or the loving voice. How he will be missed at the little chruch at Pleasant Valley, where he labored so long for the cause of Christ. He had been for a good many years, superintendent of the Sabbath school, also deacon of the church. But to one so faithful death was a gain.
His funeral took place from Pleasant Valley, Wednesday, March 21. The services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. J. W. Campbell assisted by Rev. Cary of Ironton after which he was laid to rest in Hickman Cemetery.
[Jackson Herald, Saturday, March 31, 1906 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Joseph Brown
Influenza caused the death of Mr. Joseph Brown at Coalton Sunday, at the age of 63 years. The funeral will be held Tuesday with undertaker Chas. L. Wood in charge.
[Jackson Sun, Monday, March 13, 1922 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

John Buckley
Passed to spirit life, March 19, 1898, from the home of his daughter Sarah, at Rempel, John Buckley at the age of seventy three years and one month. He was twice married and the father of eleven children, five of whom with his two wives preceded him to the higher life, six remaining not to mourn as those without hope, but with the full realization that he has gone to join relatives and friends in the life beyond where parting, sickness and death are experienced no more.
He was born and grew up in Jackson county, and with his energy and industry helped to displace the forest, making conditions what they are today. He was called upon many times to fill positions of trust, all of which he executed with honor to himself and satisfaction to his constituency.
Death to him was the occasion of no surprise or alarm. His faith seemed clearer and more intensified and farther reaching his spiritual vision as he approached the change. Death was never more like sleep than when Brother Buckley breathed his last.
A number of years since Brother Buckley united with M. E. church and was a liberal contributor to its support while his financial condition would admit of so doing. He was a firm believer in the precepts and examples as taught and practiced by Jesus Christ as a leader and teacher of the race and that the greatest service the finite could render the Infinite was to be found in the Golden Rule, and that every one must bear the responsibility of his own thoughts, words and actions and be judged, absolved or condemned by his own conscience on reaching the beyond, in all of which he had very pronounced convictions.
In his last affliction all that could be done by medical skill, kind neighbors, pathetic, tender, loving hands of children, especially those of his daughter Sarah and her husband, in whose well ordered home transition came, was done to stay the hands of the Reaper. Williamson Scurlock
[Jackson Standard Journal, Wednesday, March 30, 1898 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

William Harrison Buckley
William H. Buckley, son of John and Frankie Scurlock Buckley was born September 26, 1856, and died April 16, 1920, age 63 years, 6 months, 9 days, having spent his entire life near the scene of his nativity with the exception of one season spent in the West.
He leaves to mourn the loss of a kind and diligent parent. a wife, one son, one daughter, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. He was the only surviving son of a numerous family, one brother and 5 sisters having preceded him in death.
In early youth, he united with the Methodist Episcopal Church at Rocky Hill, but in his later years he leaned more to the tenets and precepts of the Golden Rule rather than to the Church Militant. He was a close and careful observant of political as well as secular affairs.
In the latter part of his life he was sorely afflicted in his sense of hearing.
He compensated himself however, largely by intensive reading, eagerly assimilating all literature that came with his vision.
As a citizen he was practically without fault. As a friend and companion his legion of friends is his surest attest. And his devotion to his immediate family was the cap-shear of his virtue and will ever be cherished by them in their fondest heritage of him whose friends and kindred have today gathered to pay homage to his memory.
[Jackson Standard-Journal, Jackson, Ohio, Wednesday, April 28, 1920 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

W.A. Burris
W. A. Burris was born at Jackson, Ohio, April 23rd, 1838, and passed to rest at his home southwest of Bethany, Missouri near Shiloh school house, Sept 23rd, 1916; aged 78 years, 5 months. He was married to Ann Hildebrand at Jackson, Ohio Dec. 26th, 1861.
This was his second marriage. His first wife and child died in Ohio.
He was married for 55 years to the wife who survives him and lived 51 years on the farm where he settled and where he died. One son Eld C. A. Burris and one daughter, Mrs. Rose E. Dotson, are living. Three children are buried in the Burris cemetery near Mitchelville church, where he himself is laid away to rest. Eight grandchildren survive him. His family, except one grand son C M Burris of Bartelsville, Oklahoma and one granddaughter Mrs. Velma Wixon, Potwine, Kansas, were with him during his illness.
He knew the passing was near and said that he was ready for the change. He passed away peacefully and is at rest. Dedicated to God by his parents early in life in baptism, he claimed faith in Him at the last, with a clear, definite confession. He was a good true husband, a kind, indulgent father and a good neighbor, and was strictly honest in all of his dealings.
His funeral was held at Mitchelville church Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock Sept 24th in the presence of a large number of his friends and neighbors. Rev. L. Layman of Bethany preached the sermon from Isa 28:19, "Thy dead shall live." Burial was in the Burris cemetery, near the church. Thus passed a pioneer citizen to whom we owe a debt of gratitude. May God bless his loved ones. [Jackson Standard-Journal, Wednesday, October 11, 1916 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock

James H. Butcher
Long Illness claims well Known Retired Carpenter
Following several months' illness, James H. Butcher, 72, died Wednesday of complications at his home at 292 South street.
Mr. Butcher, a retired carpenter, was well known in Jackson. Although he was a native of Beaver, he had come in Jackson to live several years ago, and had resided here after that time. His death came at 9:00 o'clock Wednesday evening.
He leaves to mourn his death his wife and one son, Emerson and a granddaughter, Imogene, all at home. He also leaves two sisters, Miss Allie Butcher, of Cedarville,o., and Mrs. J. M. Call, of Chillicothe. In addition, he leaves one brother, John Butcher, of London, O.
Funeral services will be held at the residence at 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon, with minister to officiate not yet selected. Burial will follow services at Beaver Union cemetery, under the direction of Davis-Hammerstein funeral service, of Beaver.
[Jackson Sun Journal, Friday, June 2, 1939 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]




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