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Thomas Garland died last week, at the residence of his son, in Jackson township. He was a native of Virginia, but he had resided in this State thirty-seven years. He was seventy-eight years of age. We became acquainted with Mr. Garland at Centerville in the year 1845.--Jackson Standard. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 3, 1874 - Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]
GARRETT RITES SLATED SUNDAY
Anderson Garrett, 83 year old Jackson resident, died suddenly Wednesday evening at 8 pm at his home on Locust street.
A native of Jackson county, Mr. Garrett was a retired farmer and had spent his entire life here. He was a member of the Christian Church and the Foresters of America. His parents were the late Luke and Margaret Lake Garrett and his wife, Elizabeth Roberts Garrett passed away in 1937.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harry Pierce of Jackson and Mrs. Samuel Brunton, with whom he made his home. Also surviving are two brothers, Luke of Sunbury, O. and John of Springfield, and one sister, Mrs. Jeff Whaley of Jackson.
The body is at the Plummer funeral home where friends may call after noon Friday. Funeral services will be conducted at Plummer's by the Rev. Allen Huber at 2 pm Sunday followed by burial in Fairmount cemetery. [Jackson Herald, Friday, January 18,1957 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]
Gertrude Denney Gilkey
GILKEY RITES ON SATURDAY
Gertrude Gilkey, 88, passed away at 11 a,m, Thursday at the Gay Heart Nursing Home, Piketon. Born in Jackson County March 4, 1885, she had been a resident of 11 Fisher Drive, Jackson making her home with the David Hughes family.
Surviving are three children: Theodore Welch of Wisonsin, Marle Van Conney and Emmett Welch, both of Pomeroy; several grandchildren; two brothers Fred F. Denney and Charles Denney, both of Route 4, Jackson; three brothers, one sister and one daughter preceded her in death.
Funeral sevices will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Eisnaugle Funeral Home with the Rev. Herbert Grimm officiating, followed by burial in Pattonsville cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Friday. [Jackson Herald, Friday, August 17, 1973 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]
Sarah Catherine Landrum Green
Green Funeral Held Tuesday
Funeral rites were held Tuesday for Mrs. Sarah Catherine Green of Jackson Route three who died Saturday evening at 6:30 pm at Oak Hill Hospital. She was 89 years old and suffered from a heart condition.
A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County she was the daughter of the late Smith and Jane Yerian of Liberty township. Her husband, the late David E. Green, died in 1956.
She is survived by three children, Oscar E. Green, Mrs. Mae Rhea and Mrs. Marie Stewart, all of Jackson. One son, Robert O. Green, preceded her in death.
Funeral services held at 2 pm Tuesday by the Rev. Glenn Biddle, followed by burial in Fairmount cemetery. [The Jackson Journal-Herald, Friday, September 24, 1963 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]
Died, on Friday morning December 9th about 10 o'clock, Joey, second son of Joseph and Mary Gress in the eighth year of his age. Little Joey's illness was brief, and his sufferings great. He was attacked with rheumatism in one of his legs. The affliction rapidly extended to other portions of his body really reaching his heart and causing death after ten days illness. Joey was perhaps as well known as any little boy in Jackson. He was full of life and fun and left hosts of friends.
The funeral on Sunday at the residence of Mr. Gress, was conducted by Rev. W. D. Cherington and was largely attended. The remains were encased in a handsome white casket, upon which was laid a beautiful floral wreath, the handiwork of Mrs. Mayor Aleshire. The pall-bearers were Thos. G. Powers, Johnny Motz, Freddy Bertsch, Frank Shuter, Harry Mackley and Miles O'Maley--the latter two having been playmates of deceased.
No boy in the neighborhood in which he lived could be missed more than will Joey. He was a rugged vigorous, boy, quick-witted, with a ready answer for all who addressed him. The first snow of the season fell on the day Joey was buried. And while Nature sreads her white mantle over his resting-place upon Cemetery Hill, I bid my little friend a long farewell.
The bells will peal at Christmas time, But sad their tones will be; Each hollow note--each ringing chime, Will bring sad thoughts to me. I miss the cry of boisterous mirth The shout of Youthful joy; I see consigned to mother-earth My friend, the happy boy. That friend is gone! No more I see His face and manner bright; The pleasing thought abides with me; His heart was always right. [The Jackson Standard, Thursday, December 15, 1881- Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]
Dan M. Griffith
FIRST HOCKING VALLEY PASSENGER DIES
Ex-Infirmary Director Dan M. Griffith of Coalton who had been failing for several years died Sept 12, aged about 69 years. Three sons W. E., Daniel, and Ed Griffith and five daughters Mrs. Florence Heath, Mrs. Walter Vititoe, Mrs. David Barlow, Miss Hazel Griffith and Mrs. Ed Durkee survives. His funeral was held Sept 14, with Rev. L. J. Lewis officiating.
Griffith was the first man to ride from Coalton to Jackson on the Hocking Valley. He was very active in county politics for a number of years and was often a delegate to conventions. [Jackson Standard-Journal, Wednesday, September 21, 1921 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]
James H. Griffiths
DEATH OF JAMES H. GRIFFITHS
James H. Griffiths, an old and highly respected citizen of Coalton, died last Saturday, after a lingering illness. His funeral took place on Sunday afternoon, Rev. L. L. Magee preaching the funeral discourse.
Mr. Griffiths was an honest, hard-working man, and respected by all who knew him.
He leaves a wife and eight children, nearly all of whom are grown. His eldest son, T. J. Griffiths, was formerly a well-knownn teacher in this county.
To further add to the affliction of the family, Mr. Griffiths' youngest son had his foot badly mashed a few days ago, while working in one of the mines. [Jackson Standard, Thursday, March 27, 1884 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]
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