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Death Notices


Daniel P. Davis
T. L. Hughes Esq. writes to us from Jefferson Furnace, as follows: "Died, February 4, 1880, Daniel P. Davis, (Penlan), aged 54 years. He was well known to you, and likely one of your old pupils, perhaps at the old Cackley school house. He was a most excellent man. He had been our engineer for near 20 years," &c. We remember Mr. Davis very well. He was a good boy at school. The last time we saw him we had gone across the creek bottom from the dear old homestead where he had lived so long, and when we reached the furnace, the first man we met was Dan. We had a very pleasant talk, for an hour or more. He was, indeed, a good man. [The Jackson Standard (Jackson, OH) 19 Feb 1880, pg. 3]

Minnie Katherine Scurlock Denney

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Pattonsville for Mrs. Minnie Catherine Denny, wife of Fred Denny, who died suddenly Friday at her home on Wellston route two as a result of a heart attack.
Mrs. Denny has been failing in health for the past month following the birth of her son, Homer Frederick. She was 42 years old the 16th of February.
Surviving are the husband and the following children: Mrs. Floyd Farley of Number 11; Frances, Edmond, James, Verneda, Minnie, Harold, Sylvia and Homer Frederick at; two sisters Mrs. Tom Denny, Spring Run, Vinton county and Mrs. Jacob Rapp, Wellston; also two brothers, Charles Scurlock, Wellston, Route One and George Scurlock, of Keystone.
[Jackson Herald, Jackson, Ohio, Tuesday, April 2, 1935 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Thomas Dustin Denny
Jackson Route 4 Resident Is Buried Wednesday
Thomas Dustin Denny 70, died at his home, Jackson, route 4 Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock after an illness of two years. He had been bedfast for two months.
He was born in Jackson county May 16, 1882, the son of Thomas and Mary Pickeral Denny and lived his entire life in the Pattonsville area.
He was a retired coal miner.
He leaves his wife Mary Frances, whom he married fifty years ago and the follow children; Mrs. Clara Gilkey, Middleport, Mrs. Mabel Gilkey of Jackson, Mrs. Birdie Franklin, Jackson, Fred and George of Jackson; and James of Vinton.
Surviving also are fifteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Gertrude Gilkey, Jackson and Harry, Charles and Fred Denny of Prattsville.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Gaskill Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ted Woodard officiating. Interment was in Pattonsville cemetery in charge of the Gaskill Funeral service.
[Jackson Herald, Friday, June 20, 1952 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Louisa McDowell Dever
Mrs. William Dever Dies At Stockdale
Mrs. Louise McDowell a highly esteemed resident of Jackson county and mother of Judge Noah J. Dever of this city, passed away at her home near Stockdale about 4:30 o’clock on Monday afternoon.
The death of Mrs. Dever was due to the infirmities of old age, augmented by a paralytic stroke which she sustained about four years ago, and which had the effect of leaving her practically an invalid for the past two years. She was a good woman whose gentle nature offered no complaint against the burden her sickness placed upon her.
Mrs. Dever was born in Scioto county, near Harrisonville. Her maiden name was Louise McDowell. In 1845 she was married to William Dever who passed away last January after attaining the ripe old age of 84 years. Mrs. Dever was the mother of a splendid family of nine children. Those surviving her are Noah J. Dever and Mrs. Wm. Micklethwait of this city, Mrs. Stephen Keairns at Oak Hill, Mrs. William Butcher and Mrs. J. W. Allard who live at Stockdale, Ms. Edwin Stone of Lorain, O.; Mrs. Ballie Johnson of Cove, O., and Mrs. Morton Johnson, who resides near Stockdale. It was at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Morton Johnson, that Mrs. Dever spent the last ten years of her life. One child, Mrs. Samuel Wade, who lived in Kansas, died a short time ago. Drs. W.D. and O. R. Micklethwait and Attorney Joseph T. Micklethwait, of this city, are grandchildren of the deceased. Mrs. Dever was a woman of splendid traits of character and was held in high esteem by all who knew her. Word of her death is received with genuine regret by a wide circle of acquaintances.
[The Portsmouth Times, Saturday, 27 Nov 1909 - Sub by Teresa Wilson Rogers]

Grace DeVol
Grace DeVol, 86, of Cape Colony, Edenton, NC, formerly of Wellston, died Friday in Chowan Hospital in Edenton.
Born in Wellston, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Viola Reed Long.
She is survived by a son-in-law, James Lewis of Edenton, NC and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold DeVol, and a daughter.
Graveside services were Monday at Ridgewood Cemetary with the Rev A B Maloy officiating.
Arrangements were completed by the Wellston Chapel of the James n Blower Funeral Home.
[The Wellston Telegram, 1 Dec 1977 - Sub. by Lu Ann Barber]

Harold DeVol
Harold DeVol is Interred Monday in Ridgewood Cemetary
Harold A. DeVol, one of the earlier employees in the Hercules Trouser Co. Wellston plant, died Saturday morning at 2:00 o'clock at his home, East A St. He had been failing in health many months, and old friends were shocked at his appearence when he returned a year or two ago from Phoenix, Ariz.
He was born March 1, 1892 at Marietta, a son of Fred and Alice (Morgenstein) DeVol. His father was a tailor by trade, and at an early age young Harold learned how to press men's clothing in his father's shop. When the Hercules plant was located in Wellston, he was hired immediately as a pressor, and for many years until his removal west, he was a faithful employee.
His wife, who was Grace Long, survives him, with one daughter, Louene, now, Mrs James Lewis, of Wellston. Living with the DeVols is the mother-in-law, Mrs Charles L Long, widow of a once prominent merchant. There are also a grandson, and two granddaughters, children of Mr and Mrs. Lewis. He leaves one sister, Mrs Fred Clark, St Petersburg, Fla. For a few years after their marriage, Mr DeVol was associated with his father-in-law, Charley Long, in the latter's Second St shoe store. When it was closed, he went to the Hercules Co. For a few months he was employed as a salesman in the Gilbert Shoe Store.
Mr DeVol was an insatiable reader and had a discriminating taste for books. He was a good neighbor and had the respect of a wide aquaintanceship.
Rev D G Householder of the Methodist church, conducted the funeral service at the Gaskill chapel Monday afternoon. Burial was in Ridgewood Cemetary.
[The Wellston Telegram, 20 Dec 1962 - Sub. by Lu Ann Barber]




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