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Mildred Landrum Martin
Martin-Mildred Martin, aged 76, wife of Philip Martin of Liberty township, died last Tuesday of dilatation of the heart. Funeral took place Thursday at Pleasant Grove, undertaker Al Wood.
]The Jackson Herald, Jackson, Ohio, Wednesday, April 28, 1915 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Adam McClung
Adam McClung who was shot and mortally wounded by David Wills in the barber shop in Wellston where he was employed Tuesday morning November 25, died the following night. An account of the affray was published in this paper last week. An examination of the body to find the fatal bullet, located it to the surprise of all, below the waist line. McClung made a statement to Prosecutor A. E. Jacobs after the shooting. He leaves a wife Mrs. Lida Carr McClung who was once a teacher in the Wellston schools and two young sons to mourn their loss. He was a son of Robert McClung of Bloomfield township, and has many relatives in Bloomfield and Wellston who grieve over his untimely death.
[Jackson Standard Journal, Wednesday, December 3, 1902 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Alice McClung

Alice Hunsginger [sic] McClung
Prominent Jackson Resident Had Traveled Extensively
Death brought to an end, Sunday night at 11:30 o'clock the extensive travels of Mrs. Alice McClung, life-long resident of Jackson and world-traveler, who died at her home in Main street, following a three-months' illness. She would have been 77 years old on April 8.
She was the widow of the late J. K. McClung, prominent Jackson attorney for many years, who died in 1927.
Mrs. McClung was very fond of travel in far-flung corners of the globe and had devoted most of the past six years to visiting in foreign countries. She made her first trip to Europe in 1930, principally to see the famous Passion Play. In 1933, she embarked on a tour of the world and the following year she encircled the globe again, visiting many places which she had missed on her previous tour. She had visited practically every country except those in northern Europe and only recently she had disclosed plans for another voyage which would take her to those places which she had not seen. In addition to her sojourns on other continents she had traveled extensively in this county making at least a dozen trips to California and other points in the West.
She was born in Jackson on April 8, 1859, the daughter of James and Frama Hunsinger Hatton. She was eldest of six breothers [sic] and sisters, all of whom survive. For more than twenty years she conducted a millinery business in this city. She was married to Mr. McClung in 1884. They had no children.
The following brothers and sisters survive: Mrs. Callie Donahue, E. M. Hatton, James E. Hatton and Mrs. Sallie Gebbart, all of Hyattsville, Wyoming: and Mrs. Jennie Carothers of Ten Sleep, Wyoming. Mrs. Carothers came here two months ago to care for her sister and was at her side when she died.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Clyde E. Mayhew funeral home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Irvine L. Dungan of Troy, Officiating. Interment will follow in Fairmount cemetery. [Jackson Sun-Journal, Tuesday, March 31, 1936 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Clinton B. McClure
Clinton B. McClure, long a resident of Bloomfield township died at Wellston Monday night March 8 at the home of his daughter Miss Villa McClure. He was 67 years old and leaves beside his daughter, two sons. Funeral services will be held in Wellston. Thursday and burial will take place in Fairmount cemetery with Ridgeway and Thomas as undertakers.
[Jackson Standard Journal, Wednesday, March 10, 1920 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Ethel McDaniel
McDaniel Rites Set
Ethel McDaniel, 84, 204 W. South Street, died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at Oak Hill Hospital after several years failing health.
Born in Jackson county January 18, 1894, she was a retired school teacher and homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bushnell McDaniel in 1971 and one grandson, Robert Patrick Jenkins in 1969.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. David (Margie) Jenkins, Jackson and Mrs. Norman (Jean) Parks, Washington, C.H.; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Eisnaugle funeral home with Rev. O. C. Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery under the direction of Jack Eisnaugle. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral.
[Jackson Journal-Herald, Jackson, Ohio, Monday, May 8, 1976 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Robert Bushnell McDaniel
Bushnell McDaniel, 73, passed away suddenly at 12:15 a.m., Wednesday at his home, 280 Tropic Street. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
He was born in Pike County June 25, 1897, but had lived in Jackson since he was twelve years old. He was a carpenter in his early life and later became a teacher. He taught the sixth grade at Unioto School in Ross County for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel Spriggs McDaniel and two daughters, Mrs. David V. Jenkins (margie) of Jackson and Mrs. Norman Parks (Jean) of Washington, C.H.
Funeral services were held at the Eisnaugle Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Gerald Erter officiating. Burial was in Fairmount cemetery.
[Jackson Herald, Jackson, Ohio, Friday, April 23, 1971 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Elizabeth F. McGhee
Mrs. Elizabeth F. McGhee, widow of John A. McGhee, died at the home of her brother-in-law, Dr. C. E. Fitzpatrick in Wellston, Sunday morning at 12:30. She was 80 years old and had resided in Jackson until a few years ago when she went to reside in the Fitzpatrick home. She was a member of the Jackson Presbyterian church.
She leaves one brother, Emerson Scurlock, of Route 4, and a nephew. Dr. C. C. Fitzpatrick.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 in the chapel of the John Thomas Funeral Home. Rev. S. Whilding officiated. Burial was in Fairmount.
[Jackson Herald, Tuesday, December 18, 1945 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

John H. McGhee
Apparently Had Been In Good Health---Was Secretary and Treasurer of Jackson County Country Club
John H. McGhee, the well known coal man died Wednesday morning after a sudden attack of angina pectoris which lasted about one hour. Mrs. McGhee was awakened about three o'clock in the morning by a noise in the house and upon investigation found that Mr. McGhee had arisen and gone into another room where he had fallen, inflicting a wound on the side of his head when he struck some object in his fall. She managed to get him back in his bed and summoned Dr. Fitzpatrick, who was their family physician and also is related to the family, he found him in critical condition and Dr. McClung was called. Restorataives strengthened the heart acton although he scarcely regained consciousness. In about an hour he took a relapse and quickly the heart failed to perform its function and he was no more.
---Was In Good Health---
Mr. McGhee was not known to be in ill health. He had performed his usual duties the day before, being in the Royal Collerics office as usual most of the day, went to the Country Club and played a round of golf and spent the evening with Mrs. McGhee in Wellston. He did not complain of illness in the evening and none of the family suspected that he had any organic heart trouble. However, his mother died from heart disease.
---From Prominent Family---
Mr. McGhee was a royal gentleman in every sense of the word. He was one of the best known business men in Jackson and belonged to one of the most prominent families, his brothers being prominent and influential in business, financial, political and social circles. His brother next younger than he, Joseph McGhee served as attorney general of Ohio and is one of the leading attorneys and Democratic politicians in the state. John A. McGhee himself was for many years prominent in the coal business in Jackson county. In eary manhood he engaged in that line of development and continued all his life active in producing and marketing coal.
----Was City Clerk Of Wellston---
In his early life he was identified with the Jones interests in the coal industry. Later he went to Toledo and was located there for a short time selling coal. He retruned to Jackson county and lived in Wellston for a short time serving there as city clerk. Some twelve years ago he came to Jackson and became interested in the Royal Colleries Company serving as secretary and treasurer of that organization which has for all those years done a large business in coal.
Mr. McGhee was a quiet man who was seldom heard but he was always sound and reliable in all his judgments, honorable and trustworthy in every sense of the word. He was a genial and most companionable man who never allowed a selfish impulse to make his company tiresome nor a spirit of bigotry to make him offensive. Having strong convictions he never tried to thrust them upon anyone; with a retiring disposition he never tried to keep imself in the spotlight. He was a regular comumicant of the Presbyterian church and was secretary and treasurer of the Country Club, the only organization he was actively interested in outside of his business relations.
Mr. McGhee was a son of the late Mr.and Mrs. Allan McGhee and was born on the old McGhee farm near Coalton October 28, 1865. He lacked four months of being 62 years of age. He was married to Elizabeth Scurlock, of Bloomfield township, who survives him. One child, the only issue of the marriage, died in infancy. Five brothers and two sisters survive him as follows: Hon Joseph McGhee, of Columbus; Mrs. Truman Jenks, of Vigo; J. E. McGhee, cashier of the First National Bank, of Jackson; Thurman McGhee, of Coalton; C. E. McGhee, of Jackson; Mrs. William Guyton, of Lima; Fred McGhee, of Jackson.
Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. C. L. Herald, of Wellston assisted by Rev. C. R. Thomas. The burial was in Fairmount in charge of Funeral Director Elmer. J. Ridgeway.
NOTE: A family source states that this person's actual name was John Augustus McGhee.
[Journal Herald, Saturday, June 11, 1927 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Lang McGhee
Lang McGhee dropped dead of heart trouble Saturday eveving March 16, 1912 in a chair factory at Washington CH where he was employed. He was born and raised in Jackson county, Ohio and left here about twenty years ago. He was sixty four years of age at his death. He leaves a wife, step son, daughter and son-in-law, a son William by his first wife., brother James McGhee of Wellston, and sister Cornelia Baker, Chicago, Ill., besides relatives and a host of friends to mourn their loss. He was buried by the Masons at Washington CH, he belonging to the Jackson lodge of which he was a Royal Arch.
[Jackson Standard-Journal, Wednesday, March 27, 1912 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Susan Phillips McGhee
The death of Mrs. J. M. McGhee, coming so soon after the death of her husband last Friday night, was expected by those who were so near and dear to her, still it was with great sorrow Mrs. McGhee died Sunday evening at 6:40 at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Browne on Pennsylvania avenue. Had she lived until March 12th, next she would have reached her 88th anniversary. Mrs. McGhee was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Phillips, who resided just a short distance from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Browne. She is survived by three children, E. W. McGhee of Manatee, Florida, Mrs. H. B. Carraci and Mrs. J. H. Browne of the city all of whom were present at the funeral which was held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 from the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Browne on Pennsylvania Ave. by Rev Reginold Coleman and burial in Ridgewood cemetery by the side of her husband.
[Jackson Sun, Jackson, Ohio, Thursday, February 1, 1923 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

McKelvey, the blacksmith, died on Monday night.  [The Jackson Standard (Jackson, OH) 26 Feb 1880, pg. 3]

James McKinniss
We spoke last week of the probable recovery of James McKinniss, who was hurt out West. Robert McKinniss has received word that James, his son, is dead and buried. [The Jackson Standard (Jackson, OH) 12 Feb 1880, pg. 3]

Frances A. Mercer
Mrs. John Mercer Dies After Lingering Illness.
Frances Anne Yearian, wife of John Mercer, residing in Wood-Coffman addition, died Friday morning after an illness of eleven weeks.
The deceased was an excellent woman, and her many friends will be shocked to hear of her death. She was at the time of her demise, aged 57 years, 11 months and 24 days.
On June 19, 1870, she was united in marriage to John Mercer. Five children were born to this union, four sons, Herbert, Homer, Earl and Oris; a daughter, Hettie, who died in infancy and who was a twin with Homer.
The funeral was held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Church, and was conducted by Rev. Tressler, of the Presbyterian church of this city. Internment was made at Pleasant Grove cemetery by undertaker C. A. Wood.
[Semi-Weekly Sun, Monday, May 27, 1907 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Edward Michael
Edward Michael, long one of Jackson's merchants but formerly of Glen Roy, died Sunday, April 18. He was at the time receiving treatment in a sanatorium near Columbus where he had gone only a few days before. A Wife and three sons survive.
Michael had been in failing health for a long time, and suffering much and all sympathize and sorrow with the bereaved family. The funeral was held Wednesday with Charles L. Wood undertaker.
[Jackson Standard-Journal, Wednesday, April 21, 1920 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Dr. Orlando C. Miller
Dr. Orlando C. Miller, of Jackson, died at his residence in that town on Friday, the 2d inst., in the fifty-second year of his age. He was an eminent, physician and surgeon, and well known by many of our readers. His disease was paralysis.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 15, 1874 - Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]

T. J. Morgan
T. J. Morgan --Prominent Coal Operator and Capitalist Dies At Wellston Sunday Evening
After an illness covering several years due to paralysis, T. J. Morgan, one of the prominent coal operators of the county, passed to his reward at his palatial home in Wellston. He had been confined to the house for 3 years but was cheerful and hopeful throughout. In early life he taught school and later engaged in the coal business and made a phenomenal success and amassed a splendid fortune.
The deceased was a splendid type of the self-made man and model in all respects. He was aged about 63 years and leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. John Wright. The funeral will take place today, Wednesday at 2 p.m. and will be in charge of Jackson Commandery K. T.
[Jackson Herald, Wednesday, November 17, 1909 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Hannah Canter Morris
Mrs. Hannah Morris
WELLSTON, Dec. 30 -- Mrs. Hannah Elizabeth Morris, 76, died of infirmities at 4 a. m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs.Delia Trapp, here.
She is survived by nine children, Mrs. Ella Thacker, Mrs.Trapp, Mrs. Dorothy Curring and Mrs. Grace Jesse, William and Gustin, all of Wellston, Charles of Pyro and Elmer of Athens, four brothers and two sisters,William Canter of Glen Roy, ; Jack Canter of Lancaster, Albert Canter of Jackson, George Canter of Weliston, Mrs. John Houston of Jackson and Mrs. Vina Abrams of New Lexington.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the home at Mrs. Trapp, Rev. Vernon Shaffer in charge, and burial to follow In Fairmount cemetery in Jackson under the direction of Gaskill and King.
[Portsmouth Times, Wednesday, December 30, 1936 Page 14 - Contributed by: Nancy Downard]

Harold W Morris
Harold W Morris of Phillip Kuhn Rd., Jefferson Township, died on 1 march at the Oak Hill Community Medical Center. He was 81. Born in Cambridge on 24 November 1914, he was the son of Jeff and Carrie Bennett Morris. Wife Martha, brother Merlin, and a sister Helen Brock also preceded himin death.
He was retired from Kromer's Roofing Co., in Columbus, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Columbus.
He is survived by sons Wesley and Danny Morris, both of Columbus.and two grandchildren.
Also surviving are brother Ervin Morris of Oak Hill; sisters Mildred Nelson and Vreda Burton, both of Jackson; serveral nieces and nephews; close friend John and Mabel Edwards of McArthur.
According to Mr Morris request, his body was cremated.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Jenkins Huneral Chapel of Wellston
[Wellston Telegram, Mar 1996 - Contributed by: Nancy Downard]

Jesse Jefferson Morris
Jeff Morris,89, died Tuesday in Holzer Medical Center. He had been a patient at the Wellston Nursing Home and was a retired employee of the Frick-Manufacturing Company.
Born Feb10,1891 in Jackson, he was the son of the late Robert and Hannah Canter Morris.
Besides his parents, he also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Surviving are several children and grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday at 1.p.m. at the J.P. Rogers Funeral Home with the Rev A.Gail Sims officiating. Interment will be in Ridgewood Cemetery.
[Newspaper Unknown, Apr 1980 - Contributed by: Nancy Downard]



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