Ross County, Ohio
Obituaries and Death Notices
BEULAH M. RITCHIE
Beulah M. Ritchie, 46, of 1941 Prussia Rd, Waverly, died Friday in Grant Medical Center, Columbus. She was born Aug. 21, 1943, in Sandy Hook, Ky. And was the wife of Dexter Ritchie. Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly. Burial will follow in Waverly Evergreen Union cemetery, Denver Road. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, and from 9 a.m. until time of service Tuesday. [Unknown source/date - Submitted by Carla Mascara]
Mrs. JOSEPH RILEY
Services for Mrs. Joseph E. Riley were conducted by the Rev. E.H. Wierth at 2 p.m. Sunday from the residence at 368 South Mulberry Street. Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were the Messrs, R. Ranck, E. Lump, Leslie Gallagher, A. Alexander, E. Shorts, and G. Bland. [Scioto Gazette. August 23, 1937. Submitted by Carla Mascara].
Nancy Reed, a colored woman, 107 years old, for many years an inmate of the Ross County Infirmary, died on Wednesday night of last week. [Gallipolis Journal. Thursday, march 5, 1874. Submitted by Kathy McDaniel].
DIED--- At his residence on Paint Hill, in the vicinity of Chillicothe, on Tuesday the 15th inst., Mr. George Renick, aged 87 years in seven days. The deceased was one of the earliest settlers of Ross County, having settled there in 1802. He was one of the first citizens of Ohio who devoted attention to the improvement of our native cattle by importation of foreign herds, and was celebrated for his success in this branch of agricultural improvement. He was the first to open the trade in cattle between this state and the Baltimore market, which afterwards became such a source of wealth to the Scioto Valley. He sent his first thought of cattle to the market in 1804 in 1805. He was a Native of Hardy County, Virginia, and was distinguished through life for his upright character, public spirit, and benevolencelence. We glean the above facts from an obituary notice in the Chillicothe Gazette of September 22d. [The Highland Weekly News, Thursday, October, 1, 1863. Submitted by: Kathy McDaniel].
Mrs. Elizabeth Rowe, wife of Gen. James Rose, of Chillicothe, died very suddenly on Wednesday of last week. [Gallipolis Journal, October 13, 1870. Submitted by Kathy McDaniel].