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Murial Davis Painter
Mrs. Murriel Painter, a resident of 1121 S. Ohio Ave., Wellston, passed away Friday October 13, 1972 at 10:30 p.m. at the Casey Nursing Home in Piketon, Ohio. She was 80 years of age.
Mrs. Painter was born in Meigs County, Ohio, May 6, 1892, the daughter of the late Phillip and Sara Ellen Scott Davis. She was a seamstress by occupation and member of the Hope United Methodist Church.
Her husband, Von, preceded her in death in 1962. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Daisy Scurlock of Route 2, Jackson; Mrs. Esther Davis of Addison, Ohio; Mrs. Mary Via of Wellston; Mrs. Ada Mae Conger of Route 4, Jackson, Laura Painter of St. Paris, Ohio; and 17 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. One sister, Amy Shenefield of Marion, Ohio also survives.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Rogers-Gaskill Second Street Chapel with the Rev. Robert Davis officiating. Burial followed in Vinton Memorial Cemetery in Vinton, Ohio.
[Jackson Herald, Friday, October 20, 1972 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Hallie K. Parker
Mrs. Hallie K. Parker, 93, formerly of East A Street in Wellston, died early Saturday at Oak Hill Hospital where she was a patient in the extended care unit.
She was born in Bloomfield Township, a daughter of the late Dwight and Jennie Scurlock Kelly. She was a member of the First Presbyterina Church, a retired school teacher and a member of the Retired Teachers Association and Daughters of the American Revolution.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James (Ruth) Faris of Santa Monica, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. William (Audrey) Parker of Wellston; a grandson, James Parker Faris of California and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. W. H. Parker, and a son, William.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Home with the Rev. John M. Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery.
Friends called at the funeral home Tuesday form 2 t0 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
[Jackson Herald, Wednesday, May 28, 1980 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Norma Parks
Funeral services were held here Monday for Norma Parks, 80, who died last week from a cerebral hemorrhage at the Spears Nursing Home in Piketon.
A native of Jackson county, she resided at the Gibson Hotel and was a member of the Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Scott and Eliza Johnson Aleshire.
Funeral arrangements were directed by Plummer funeral home.
[Jackson Herald, Friday, July 2, 1965 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Daniel Patterson
DIED.- In Bloomfield township, Jackson county, December 20, 1874, Daniel Patterson, aged 86 years.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 21, 1875 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Hannah Marsh Peabody
Peabody- Mrs. Hannah Marsh Peabody died at the home of her son S. P. Peabody at Columbus Jan. 23. She was a native on Maine, was born in 1804, was the widow of W. H. Peabody and the mother of W. W. Peabody.
[Jackson Standard Journal, Jackson, Ohio, Wednesday, February 1, 1899 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Elizabeth Perry
Miss Elizabeth Perry, aged 19, died Sunday afternoon at Davisville. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Perry and she is survived by eleven brothers and sisters. Mrs. Carl Chick, of Jackson is a sister and also Mrs. Carlum Price of Coalton. Another sister is married, Mrs. William S. Shingler, of Springfield and the others are yet at home.
The burial will be in Coalton cemetery Wednesay at 1 o'clock. Rev. Standiford conducting the funeral ceremonies.
[Jackson Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1930 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

William Russel Perry
In Memory of Russel Perry
"Time and tide, wait for no one. Man cometh forth as a flower and is cut down and continueth not.
Russel Perry, born May 22, 1849 and his spirit took its flight July 6th, 1923. He was united in marriage with Hester Romine January 4, 1873. Settled in the woods of Vinton County. They raised ten children, two of whom preceded him to the spirit land, and were waiting to welcome father, on the other shore. He was a good man ever watchful and attentive to the needs of his wife and children. Even into manhood and womanhood coming up and knowing the hardships of our pioneers, he was a wise counselor for his children, his advice will help to brighten their fire-side through the remaining days of their lives. He leaves a companion who for over 50 years has been firmly at his side, as a help-mate and is now left with a burden of grief to carry alone, two daughters and six sons to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate father, who always looked on the bright side and carried life and jollity all the way through the uneven journey of his rugged pathway here on earth. He was a hard working man, but never too tired to take the innocent child on knee at the table or fireside.
"Suffer not little children, for such is the kingdom of Heaven."
He leaves 51 grand-children and 10 great grand-children also one sister living in the sate of Indianan and many firends and relatives, to read form the monument of life he erected in his daily walks here below. Although of every day ordinary means, yet he never allowed any one to go hungry from his door. His children looked upon him and called him blessed. When the end was near he told his children, "the bell was ringing to call him home, and that they could ot call him back."
"Verily, verily his good deeds will follow him."
His father died when he was quite young and upon his shoulders and young untrained in-experienced mind the care and management of home fell heavily upon him. He never had an opportunity for any education, but our maker endowed him with good understanding and he helped his mother, brothers, sisters and relatives. Finally he and his saving economical wife aided and advised his boys to save their earnigns and try to build homes for themselves and families, which they all have done.
He was a very strange, peculiar man. Apart from his jovial disposition he was a quiet good man, as seen from an unbiased standpoint. He never cared so much for self but truly loved home and family and proved it by staying contentedly with them and alwsay providing for them as far as was in his power.
But he is gone, gone form home and lvoed ones, gone to try the unalterable laws, from whence no traveloer has ere returned. At different times we heard him talking to his master and when the last breath left him a plesant smile came over his face, which proved to those who witnessed the sad ordeal, that his Master's will was acceptable, and he looked upon his journey with joy. He said he loved to be here, but his terrible suffering changed him, and he said he could not endure it, he wanted to go.
Our hearts are heavy, sad and sore His pleasant smile, we'll see no more But on the happy golden shore Where we can meet, to part no more.
He was laid to rest in Boring Cemetery at Vales Mill, July 8, 1923, at 1:30 PM in the presence of a large crowd of friends and relatives.
We wise to thank those who called to make his life brighter at his home, also to the Brothers and Sisters of Boring Chapel who did the signing and offered prayer at cemetery before burial; also to all neighbors who assisted in any way.
Wife and Children
He left 10 great grandchildren & 51 grandchildren.
*Note: There was no reference to the location of this obituary given. I will search for the source.
[unknown newspaper, c. July 1923 - Contributed by: Helen Cott]

Thurman J. Phillips

Thurman Phillips died last week, at his home at Menomonie, Wisconson. His mother, and a brother and a sister having died of the same disease. He leaves a wife and children. He has many friends and acquaintances about Washington Furnace, Oak Hill and Wellston. [The Jackson Standard (Jackson, OH) 12 Feb 1880, pg. 3]

At Prairie Farm, Feb 1, 1880, Thurman J. Phillips, aged 32 years.  About 3 years ago, Mr. Phillips came to Menemonie from Oak Hill, Ohio, and found employment in the store of S.B. French, and afterward with A.O. Bailey.  He then entered the employ of the K.S. * Co. Company at Prairie Farm.  In December 1878, he went to Texas for the benefit of his health.  The following April he returned and resume his work at Prairie Farm.  His health continued to fail gradually until Death summoned him from time to eternity.  His father came from Ohio a few days before his death, and, with his afflicted family, was with him during his last hours.  The remains were brought to Menomonie, and the funeral service held in the Congregational church, last Wednesday, when they were deposited in the Mason's burial place in Evergreen Cemetery with the usual Masonic ceremonies.  Mr. Phillips was a young man of fine promise and good abilities.  During his brief stay here he won the lasting friendhsip of those with whom he came in contact.  He was a member of Menomonie Lodge No. 164, A.F. & A.M., and a charter member of Menomonie Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, and always esteemed it a pleasure to promote the best interests of the fraternity.  A wife and three children are left to mourn his loss. [From the Menomonie (Wis) News. Reprinted in The Standard (Jackson, O.) Thursday, 12 Feb 1880, pg. 3]

Harrison K. Poor
Harrison K. Poor, age 80, of Delaware died there Saturday morning.
Preceded in death by his wife, Pearl McGlaughlin Poor; he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Elaine of Grove City; three grandsons; two sisters, Elizabeth Poor and Elene Callahan both of Jackson; and a good friend, John Sanger of Delaware.
Friends may call from 7 until 9 p.m. tonight at the Bennett-Brown Funeral Home, Delaware and from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel, West Broad Street, Columbus.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Vega Cemetery, Jackson County with Rev. John Davis officiating.
[Jackson Journal-Herald, Jackson, Ohio, Monday, February 28, 1983 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Lewis Poor
Lewis Poor, son of the late Geo. Poor, was found on the road near Winchester last Monday morning, dead. Coroner Hoover held an inquest on Monday. He came to his death by Heart disease, hastened by the effects of Chloral Hydrate.--Jackson Standard
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, October 05, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Robert Wesley Poor
Robert Wesley, son of Joseph S. and Elizabeth Poor, was born September 12, 1866, and died April 13, 1887, aged 20 years and 7 months.
He joined the M. E. Church in January, 1877, in the eleventh year of his age, and lived a consistent Christian life to the time of his death. He was a kind and obedient son, and was loved and respected by all that knew him. He bore his affliction with great patience. His funeral was preached at Union Church by the writer, April 14th, to a large congregation of neighbors and friends. Robert rest from his labors and his works will follow him. P. Henry
[Jackson Standard Herald, Thursday, April 21, 1887 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Alexander Poore
Mr. Alexander Poor one of the best known citizens of Bloomfield township died at his home near Burris Station, Sunday, December 9, after suffering many months. He was born in the neighborhood where he died and was about 75 years old. His wife Elizabeth died about two years ago. A number of children survive viz Mrs. T. J. Morgan, Mrs. Leonard Stephenson, Mrs. Jasper Dempsey and Mrs. Robert Harper, all of Wellston, three sons in business at Wellston, and a younger son at home. He was a member of the Union Church, and his funeral was held there Wednesday at 10 a.m. He was a brother of Mr. William Poor who died a few months ago.
[Jackson Standard Journal, Jackson, Ohio, Wednesday, December 12, 1900 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Birdsell Poore
Miss Birdsell Poore died at Holzer hospital Sunday evening at the age of 87 years.
Miss Poore was the last of a family that had tremendous influence in the life of Wellston in its formative years.
Her death followed an operation which she underwent after having been taken from the Casto Nursing home. Miss Poore was one of the first patients admitted to the Casto home, being cared for there for a period of eight years.
She was born in Bloomfield Township February 2, 1869, a daughter of the late Alexander and Elizabeth Callahan Poore.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock at the Gaskill Funeral Home. Rev. D. Howard Householder of the Wellston Methodist church and Reverend John Davis will officiate, with burial in Ridgewood cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral home until the hour of the funeral.
[Jackson Herald, Tuesday, January 8, 1957 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Jennie Poore
Funeral Services For Rocky Hill Woman Held on Monday
Mrs. Jennie Poore, 73-year-old Bloomfield township resident, succumbed at her home at Rocky Hill Friday following an extended illness.
A life-long resident of that community, Mrs. Poore was the daughter of the late Jacob and Emma Johnson McClure.
She is survived by her husband, G. W. (Bill) Poore; two daughters, Elizabeth at home and Mrs. Elaine Callahan; two sons, Maxwell of Jackson, route 4 and Kenneth Poore of Columbus; and one sister, Mrs. Gomer C. Evans of Jackson.
The body was taken to the Clyde E. Mayhew funeral home where funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. Jo Pridgeon officiating.
Burial was made in the Winchester cemetery.
[Jackson Herald, Jackson, Ohio, Tuesday, January 30, 1951 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Minnie Poore
Miss Minnie Poore Dies At Home Of Sister
A Wellston woman well known here was claimed about 3:30 Thursday morning when Miss Minnie Poore died at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. W. Dempsey on South Pennsylvania avenue in that city.
She had been ill for the past two months after suffering a stroke on August 12 and another on October 18.
Born at the Poore homestead near Ridgeland on July 25, 1865, she was the daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth Poore. Most of her life was spent at the home of her sister, Mrs. T. J. Morgan, in the Morgan mansion on Broadway in Wellston, and after Mrs. Morgan's death, Miss Poore lived alone in the large old residence until it was purchased by the city four years ago. Since that time she has lived at the home of her sister, Mrs. Dempsey.
In addition to Mrs. Dempsey, she leaves two other sisters, Miss Louisa and Miss Birdsell Poore, both of Ridgeland; and two brothers, James Poore, of Wellston and Fred Poore, also of Ridgeland. She also leaves her sister-in-law, Mrs. Ceola W. Poore, Jackson county treasurer.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Dempsey home. Rev. O. L. Hall will officiate and interment will be in the Morgan mausoleum in Ridgewood cemetery in Wellston. Services are under the direction of Gaskill and King.
[Jackson Sun, Friday, October 25, 1939 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Permelia Poore
Poore - Permelia Poore died at the home of her brother Hal Poore at Wellston Friday night, Jan. 20. The funeral we held Monday Jan 24, and a number of friends from this city attended.
[Jackson Standard Journal, Wednesday, February 1, 1899 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Rachel Anis Powell
Coalton Woman Is Taken By Death
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon for Mrs. Rachel Anis Powell, 74, who died at 4:00 o'clock, Tuesday morning at her home in Coalton after an illness of three weeks. Death was attributed to complications.
She leaves five daughters, Mrs. Rose Jones of Coalton; Mrs. Leona McCumber of Wellston; Mrs. Fannie Peyatt of Jackson; Mrs. Tracy Frayley of Columbus; and Mrs. Bessie Cope of Wellston; and six sons, Herschel Powell of Columbus; Casey Powell of Camp Shelby; and Jack Powell, Timothy Powell, Racy Powell and Charlie Powell, all of Coalton. In addition she leaves one brother, Henry Humphrey; and one sister, Mrs. Jane Benson both of Firebrick.
Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the home in Coalton with the Rev. William Harder officiating. Burial was made in Coalton cemetery under the direction of Don Sperry.
[Jackson Sun Journal, Friday, April 4, 1941 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Fred Powers
Fred Powers, 72, a retired Bloomfield township farmer died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Casto Rest Home in Wellston after an extended illness.
A native and lifelong resident of Jackson county, he was born on February 3, 1887, a son of the late John and Mattie Buckley Powers.
Surviving are one brother, John H. Powers, Jackson route four; a sister Mrs. Adele Brown, Jackson, route one; and eight nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Thomas Funeral Home and burial was made in Fairmount cemetery under the direction of the Thomas Funeral Service.
[Jackson Herald, Friday, May 22, 1959 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

John Harrison Powers
John H. Powers, 77-year-old Winchester resident, died at his home at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.
Born in Jackson county, he spent his entire life here. He was a farmer and a member of the Winchester Methodist Church.
He is survived by two children, Mrs. Robert Hoyt of Mt. Sterling and Wendell Powers at home. Also surviving is one sister, Mrs. Adele Brown of Jackson route one and two grandchildren.
The body is at the Thomas funeral home where funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Glen Storer. Burial will follow in Fairmount cemetery.
[Jackson Herald, Friday, March 29, 1963 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]




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