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Funeral Services are to be held at 1 pm Friday for Henry Gaines, 66, of Tipp City, Ohio, who died Tuesday at Dettmer General Hospital after a long illness. He had been a patient for ten days. Mr. Gaines was born September 26, 1893, in Scioto County, a son of Charles and Elizabeth Frazier Gaines. He had been a resident of Tipp City for many years. Surviving are his wife, Doris; two daughters, Mrs. Elsie Bennett of Chillicothe and Mrs. Betty Massie of Tipp City; a stepson, Elmer Glenn of Clearwater, Florida; six brothers, Oliver, Wayne and Thomas, all of Portsmouth; Louis of Detroit, MI; Ted and Dewey of Baltimore, Maryland; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Marshell of Jeffersonville; Mrs. Phere Dome and Mrs. Laura Boss, both of Portsmouth; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Freda Bennett, of Circleville, preceded him in death. Services are to be conducted at Coppock-Lee Memorial Home in Tipp City. Burial is to be in New Carlisle Cemetery.  [Portsmouth Times. October 15, 1959. Submitted by Carla Mascara]

Died. On Sunday morning the 10th inst., Mrs. Margaret Galloway, in the 80th year for life. The deceased was born in Pennsylvania, where she long resided, and faithfully discharged her duty as the mother of a family. [The Scioto Gazette, March 20, 1850. Submitted by: Kathy McDaniel]

Catherine C. Gee, 45, of 3038 Mount 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 the funeral home from noon until the time of service Tuesday.  [Chillicothe Gazette, May 21, 1990. Submitted by Carla Mascara]

William Jennings Gilmerr, 84, of New Holland, died noon Tuesday at his home. Born July 11, 1896, in New Holland, he was the son of Levi and Alice Allen Gilmerr. Mr. Gilmerr, a retired carpenter, was the last World War I veteran living in New Holland. He was a life member and past commander of American Legion ARCH Post 477. Surviving are his widow, Norma Ater Gilmerr; two daughters, Willa Jean Ater of New Holland and Margaret Day Anders of Bookwalter; two sons, Michael Gilmerrr of Chillicothe and David Gilmerr of New Holland; stepson, Robert Entrekin of Washington Court House; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Friday at 1:30 pm at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland. Burial will follow in New Holland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 pm Thursday.  [Chillicothe Gazette. November 1980. Submitted by Carla Mascara]

DIED--At Marietta on the 20th ult. Mrs. Mary Gitteau, the amiable consort of Mr. Jonathan Gitteau, and the daughter of Col. Abner Lord of this place, aged 18 years. [Mar 31, 1810; "The Supporter", CA - Sub by FoFG]

Edwin D. Goebel, 75, died 11:35 PM Sunday, May 20, 1990 in Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness. He was born December 11, 1914, in Granite City, Illinois, the son of Albert A. and Rebecca Steinhour Goebel. On August 8, 1937 he married Freda Miller, who survives. Also surviving are a son and daughter in law, Roger and Linda Goebel, Chillicothe; three grandchildren, Jeff Goebel, Amy Goebel, and Jackie Cartwright; two great grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Goebel, Indiana, and Bill Myers, Chillicothe. He was preceded in death by two sons, Richard and Jack Goebel: and four brothers, Willard, Ernest, Donald, and Robert Myers. Mr. Goebel was a retired electrician with that IBEW Local 88 and a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy Seabees. He was a member of the Walnut Street United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM Wednesday in the Fawcett - Oliver and Glass Funeral Home with Rev. Gerald Erter officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery. Friends may call the funeral home 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday. [ Chillicothe Gazette, May 21, 1990. Submitted by Carla Mascara]

Distressing Accident
It is stated in the Chillicothe Supporter, that on the 19th ult., at Heller's Bottom, Ross County, as a young man named Grim was letting himself down a hay stack by sliding from the top to the bottom, he unfortunately came in contact with a pitch-fork, the handle of which entered his body above the groin to the depth of about twenty-two inches by which he was so severely injured that he expired in a few hours. - Ib.  [Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) August 24 1825 - NP, Sub by FoFG]



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