Pike County, Ohio
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Obituaries and Death Notices

Eliza Bailey
Eliza Bailey was born December 11, 1807, and died February 1, 1894 Piketon, Ohio. She was the youngest daughter of John Guthery and a granddaughter to Colonel John Guthery, a revolutionary war officer, who became one of the first settlers of the Scioto valley and one of the first residents of Piketon. She was married to C.W. Bailey February 3, 1831, who preceded her only a few years ago to the better world. Mrs. Bailey was converted and joined the in M.E. Church in 1833 and was a worthly member the remainder of her life. She was a Christian, not in profession merely, but her life was devoted to Christian deeds. As an example of her charity and benevolence of heart, not less than ½ dozen orphaned children found a home at her house and a mother there, who was attentive and devoted as any mother can be. Truly a "Mother" of Israel has fallen. [The Waverly News. Feb. 8, 1894. Submitted by Carla Mascara]

Marjorie Jane Benson
Marjorie Jane Benson, 87, of Valerie Drive, Waverly, Ohio, died Monday, November 24, 2008 at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio.
Marjorie was born October 31, 1921, in Cleveland, Ohio daughter of the late Robert Carl Hamburger and Gertrude Emma Killip Hamburger. Marjorie was married to Bernard Gene Benson who preceded her in death in 1991.
Surviving are two children, Barbara Lewis and husband James Richard of Grove City, Ohio, Jeff Benson and wife Cathy of Elyria, Ohio as well as grandchildren, Kelley Weeks and Bret Underwood, and great-grandchildren Jennifer and Torre Weeks.
In addition to her parents and husband, a brother, Robert Carl Hamburger preceded Marjorie in death.
Marjorie was a homemaker, and a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Waverly. She was active in the Bell Choir and Movie Committee at Bristol Village and created gift cards for the Bristol Village Nook. [Unknown newspaper, c. Nov 2008; Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy]

Edward C. Bliss
Edward C. Bliss, 62, died at 1:30 am, Wednesday, at his home in Govens, near here, following a short illness. Besides his wife, Nancy, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert Lewis of Vanceburg and Mrs. Jack Miller of Chillicothe; a son, Paul, at home; two brothers, George of Waverly and Ross of Beaver; two sisters, Mrs. And Mrs. Joseph Williamson of Rose Vulgamore of Wakefield Mill, N.Y. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Saturday at Bailey's Chapel with Rev. Lonnie Murray officiating. Burial will follow in the chapel cemetery under the direction of A.M. Gregg, local funeral director. [Unknown newspaper/date - Sub. by Carla Mascara]

T. Frank Brown
The Waverly Masonic lodge conducted the funeral services of Mr. T. Frank Brown at Stockdale, Ohio, Sunday.  Mr. Brown was a member of the local lodge, being raised in 1920.  His death occurred last Thursday at his home in Stockdale.  [Chillicothe Gazette (Chillicothe, Ohio) Thursday, 09 Jan 1930, p.10]

Martha Collins
Mrs. Martha Collins, widow of W.J. Collins, died Sunday morning at the home of her son, Homer, 142 Race Street from complications. She had been ill five years. The deceased was born May 6, 1846, Pike County, the daughter of James and Sarah Clark. She was married to Mr. Collins in 1880. He died June 2, 1928. Surviving are four sons, Charles, Waiter, both of Columbus, and George and Homer, of Chillicothe, and one brother, George, of Greenfield. Services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday at the residence. Rev. William Motter will be in charge. Intermittent will be in Greenlawn. [Scioto Gazette, Feb. 11. 1929. Submitted by Carla Mascara.]

Paul Glen Crabtree
Nov 18, 1926 - Apr 20, 2011
Waverly - Obituary for Paul Glen Crabtree appeared on-line at Botkin Funeral Home
Facts Noted in Obituary: Born: Nov 18, 1926 Married: Dolly for 63 years Occupation: Owned and operated Crabtree Heating & Air Conditioning and Martin Marietta Died: Apr 20, 2011 Survived by: wife, 2 daughters; 2 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 sister Military: WWII Army Veteran Burial: Waverly Evergreen Union Cemetery

Eleanor Tounson Evans
Waverley, Ohio, March, 5, ae. 71, wife of Daniel Evans, daughter of William Tounson, and niece of Gen. Nathan Tounson, of Baltimore Co., Maryland. [Source: "Annual Obit uary Notices of Eminent Persons who have died in the United States for 1858" by Hon. Nathan Crosby; John P. Jewett and Co., pub. 1859.]

Catherine C. Gee
Catherine C. Gee, 45, of 3038 Mt. Tabor Road, Waverly, was dead on arrival at Medical Center Hospital at 1:00 PM Saturday. She was born October 30, 1944, in Chillicothe and was the wife of William L. Gee Sr. Funeral will be 2:00 PM Tuesday in the Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly. Burial will follow in Twin Township Cemetery, Bourneville. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until time of service Tuesday. [Chillicothe Gazette. May 21, 1990. Submitted by Carla Mascara.]

John Gooding
John Gooding, of Latham, Pike co., was drowned last week in the Scioto river, near Jasper. One of Nature's noblemen crushed by the maddening bowl. [The Highland Weekly News (Hillsboro, Highland Co., Oh.) Thursday, February 03, 1859 - Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]

Catherine (Katie) Hoffman
Thurs. Oct. 19, 1911. Last Sunday evening, death relieved the suffering of Miss Catherine Hoffman at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hoffman, a few miles north of Waverly. She was 32 years old. [Unknown newspaper, c. Oct 1911 - Sub. by Barbara J Jackson]

Nathan Mattox
DIED. Mr. Nathan Mattox died Feb. 12th, at the ripe age of over 90 years. He lived near our border in Pike county. [The Highland Weekly News (Hillsboro, Highland Co., Oh.) Thursday, February 27, 1879 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Elva Junior Moore
Nov 10, 1929 - Apr 24, 2011
Waverly - Obituary for Elva Junior Moore appeared on-line at Botkin Funeral Home 4/24/2011
Facts Noted in obituary: Born Nov 10, 1929 Married: Bonnie Ison for 34 years Occupation: None listed Died: Apr 24, 2011 at age 81 at the Traditions of Bristol Village, Waverly, Pike, Ohio Survived by: wife, 2 sons; 4 step-sons; 3 daughters; 4 step-daughters; 11 grandchildren 24 step-grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 38 step-great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-great-grandchildren Burial: Gardner Cemetery

Sharon Gay (Legg) Mustard
Jun 20, 1954 - Apr 20, 2011
Waverly - Obituary for Sharon Gay Mustard appeared on-line at Botkin Funeral Home
Facts Noted in Obituary: Born: Jun 20, 1954 Married: Gary Mustard for forty years Occupation: Pleasant Hill Manor for 19 years Died: Apr 20, 2011 Survived by: husband; 3 daughters; 1 son; 1 grandson; 3 step-grandsons; 3 brothers Burial: Gardner Cemetery

Mrs. J. K. Price
Funeral of Ohio Pioneer
PAYNE, Ohio, July 29. - Funeral services for Mrs. J. K. Price, aged 80 years who died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. O. Craig, were held Monday at the local M. E. church. Mrs. Price was a pioneer resident of Benton Twp. and until one year before her death was active in church, literary and social circles in that community. The aged husband, three sons, two daughters, several grandchildren and great grandchildren survive. Six grandsons acted as pallbearers. [The News-Sentinel, Jul. 29, 1921]

Beulah M. Ritchie
Beulah M. Ritchie, 46, of 1941 Prussia Road, Waverly, died Friday in Grant Medical Center, Columbus. She was born August 21, 1943 in Sandy Hook, Kentucky and was the wife of Dexter Ritchie. Funeral will be 10:30 AM Tuesday at the Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly. Burial will follow in Waverly Evergreen Union Cemetery, Denver Road. Friends may call the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm Monday, and from 9:00 AM until time of service Tuesday. [Chillicothe Gazette. May 21, 1990. Submitted by Carla Mascara.]

SPEER Children
Poisoned By the Father - Eight Little Ones Lose Their Lives on Account of Jealousy
Griffin, Ohio, Oct. 10 News has just reached this city of a tragedy that occurred in Pike county, near Milner, on Monday, in which eight or nine children lost their lives by poison administered by their father. It seems that Tom Speer, taking advantage of his wife's absence, and being prompted by jealousy, administered the fatal drug to his children. The fiend is now behind bars. [The Langston City Herald, Langston City, O. T., October 19, 1895 - DD - Sub. by FoFG]

Gleena M. Steele
Glenna M. Steele, 74, of Jackson, died Friday at Medical Center Hospital. She was born February 13, 1916, in Pike County. Funeral will be 2:00 PM today at the Mayhew Funeral Home, Jackson. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery, Jackson. [Chillicothe Gazette. May 21, 1990. Submitted by Carla Mascara.]


In Pike County, Ohio, a father and son went into the woods with their guns in search of game, recently, and separating to some distance, the son saw a fawn, at which he fired. The ball passed through the fawn and entered his father's side, who fell and expired in a few minutes.
[New Hampshire Gazette, Aug. 6, 1833]


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