Scioto County Ohio
Fred Aeh, 75, of McDermott, died Tuesday at Scioto Memorial Hospital. A Scioto County native he was retired personnel director of Waller Bros. Stone Co., a member and chairman of the board of McDermott United Methodist Church, president of McDermott Senior Citizens, member and past patron of Lucasville Chapter of Order of Eastern Star, and a member of Lucasville Masonic Lodge and other Masonic bodies. Surviving are his wife, Viola Higgins Aeh; a daughter, Lorraine Aeh of Cincinnati; two brothers, Kenneth and Paul, both of Wheelersburg, and four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Duduit and Mrs. Lell Smith, both of Wheelersburg, Mrs. Clarice Mucha of Portsmouth, and Mrs. Esther Miller of Portsmouth. Services are planned at 1 p.m. Friday at the church, with Rev. Ron Hill officiating, and interment in Rushtown Cemetery. Friends may call at McKinley Funeral Home from 7 to 9 tonight, from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and at the church from noon to 1 p.m. Friday. Masonic services are planned at the funeral home at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The family's favorite charities are the memorial fund of the church and Scioto Memorial Hospital. [Submitted by Cheryl J Skinner]
Kenneth William Aeh
Kenneth William Aeh, 73, of Wheelersburg, died Wednesday at Mercy Hospital. A Wheelersburg native, a World War II Army Veteran and a retired clerk of the former Empire-Detroit Steel Corp., he was a member of Wheelersburg United Methodist Church and Empire-Detroit Steel Management Club. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Riggs Aeh; a daughter, Judith Cutlip of Sheridan Rd. Portsmouth; a brother, Paul of Wheelersburg; three sisters, Bertha Duduit and Lell Smith both of Wheelersburg, and Clarice Mucha of Argonne Rd. Portsmouth, and a granddaughter. Services are planned at 11 a.m. Friday at Harrison Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert Rider officiating and interment in Memorial Burial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 9 p.m. today. [Sub. by Cheryl J Skinner]
Claudius Andre, Franklin Furnace, Scioto County, committed suicide Oct. 26. No cause assigned.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 4, 1880 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
LaRoux Hildinger Baird
One of the saddest deaths that has occurred in Portsmouth in months was that of Mrs. Thomas Baird, wife of a trusted employee of the Portsmouth Steel company, at Hempstead hospital Sunday morning. Troubled with quincy recently, Mrs. Baird thought to avoid a recurrence and to that end determined to have her tonsils removed. Kissing her children goodbye at 8 o’clock, she smilingly entered an automobile accompanied by her husband and _____ in what was to prove a ride to her death, for two hours later she was a corpse, sleeping away while under the anaesthia , her heart failing before the operation could proceed. The pathetic death, moved the doctors and nurses to tears and relatives and friends upon learning of it were shocked beyond measure.
Mrs. La Rux Hildinger Baird was born in Du Bois, Pa., April 11, 1886. She was one of two children of John J. and Jennie Hildinger. Her mother dying when she was yet a small girl. Her father John J. Hildinger was a prominent citizen and merchant of McKeesport, Pa., and died from injuries received in an automobile accident last July near Bedford, Pa., when a machine in which he was riding skidded and killed five of the 8 passengers in the car. Mrs. Baird was a graduate of the McKeesport, Pa., High school and for some years was quite active in church and social life in that city. On the 5th day of June 1907 she was united in marriage to Thomas Baird as a result of their school day courtship. To them were born two children both of whom survive, Thomas Douglas, age six, and John J., age five. About four years ago they moved from McKeesport to this city and have since lived in their own home at 1923 Grandview avenue. She is also survived by her sister, Miss Virginia Hildinger who since the death of her father and since this last July has been making her home here. Virginia is now the only surviving member of that once happy family. The deceased was a member of Manly M. E. church of this city. She was a kind and obliging sister, a loving and dutiful wife, and a fond and affectionate mother. Mrs. Baird was a splendid type of Christian womanhood. The family certainly has the sympathy of the entire community in this their hour of bereavement. Short funeral services will be held at the residence this evening at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Gilliland of the Manly M. E. church will officiate. The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon at the home of an uncle, Mr. Edward Farr at Du Bois, Pa. Interment will then be in the family lot at Du Bois, where now peacefully sleep both her father and mother. [The Portsmouth Daily Times., 26 Oct 1914, Sub. by Teresa Wilson Rogers]
Obit: A young founderyman named, Frederick Barr, was drowned at Portsmouth, Ohio, on the 11th, while skating on the canal. He leaves a wife and one child. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 20, 1870 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Jean Baptiste Bertrand
THE LAST FRENCH SETTLER OF FRENCH GRANT, OHIO.
Died, at his residence in French Grant on March 21st, 1855, Monsieur Jean Baptiste Bertrand, aged 94 years.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday,, June 28, 1855 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Another Pioneer Fallen.
Died on Saturday morning, May 15, 1875, Claudius Cadot, in the 82d year of his age.
Mr. Cadot was born in Gallipolis, Ohio, on February 17, 1793. His father--Claudius Cadot--and his mother (whose maiden name was Jane Bastine) were married in Paris, France, in 1790, and came to this country with a party of French emigrants very soon after their marriage. Their second child, and first son--the subject of this sketch--was the first male child born in Gallipolis. A few years later Mr. Cadot died and his wife having married again, came with her husband and three children in what is known as the French Grant in 1797. In 1825 Claudius Cadot was married to Miss Nancy Ball, who died in 1836. He was afterwards married to Miss Cynthia Stockham. She too was taken from him by death a few years later. For several years previous to his death he had been living with his daughter, Mrs. Hayward, at Wheelersburg, Ohio. On Tuesday morning, May 11th, he determinded to visit his son, who lives on the old farm on Pine Creek, six miles northeast of Wheelersburg. Immediately after his arrival, he was seized with a chill and soon prostrated.
Mr. Cadot had many friends, and but few, if any, enemies. A hard working, prudent and kind hearted man, he will be missed and mourned by all who knew him. We laid his body to rest upon a lofty and beautiful elevation on his own farm, in an inclosure surrounded by a massive stone wall, prepared by himself.--Ports. Tribune.[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 27, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. In Scioto county, June 6th, 1874, Lemuel Cadot, aged 79 years. He was the father of the Messrs. Cadot's of this city. He was born in Gallipolis on the 4th of July, 1795, being born of French parents, who were among the original French settlers of this city. He has been afflicted for five years with paralysis, and for the last two years was unable to help himself, or even talk intelligently. He was an upright citizen, esteemed and loved by all who knew him. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 11, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Thomas Dugan, the Portsmouth banker, died in that city on the 18th, of apoplexy. He was an enterprising and energetic citizen.[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 27, 1873 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
James and Elizabeth R. Forsythe
Death of an Aged Couple.---Mr. James Forsythe and wife, well known to our citizens, died, the former on Thursday of last week, and the latter on last Monday. Mr. Forsythe came to this county about forty years ago, and identified himself with the furnace business, with which he was connected until his declining years forbade a continuance of an active life. He was born in the Shenandoah valley, in 1796, September 9th, and was in his 79th year. Elizabeth R., his wife, who was prostrated with paralysis from close attendance on her sick husband, would have been 64 years of age on the 1st of June. both were members of the M. E. Church, the latter for 30 years. The funeral services of Mr. Forsythe were held at Sixth Street M. E. Church Sunday afternoon, and Mrs. Forsythe's on Thursday afternoon. They leave seven children, Mrs. E. Crandall, Mrs. W. H. Nash, Mrs. J. B. Folsom, Mrs. L. T. Murfin, Mrs. J. W. Glidden, of Tennessee, Mrs. E. J. Fechett, of New Mexico, and Joseph T. Forsythe.--Portsmouth Times, 15th. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 20, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
Albert Frowine, brother of Mrs. William Light of Park avenue, who died Friday in his home in Smithfield , O., will be held in Smithfield Sunday. Burial will be in the Smithfield cemetery. Mr. Frowine had been in ill health for some time and his death was due to complications. [Portsmouth Times, Aug 17, 1930 - KT - Sub. by FoFG]
Lucius H. Gilbert
Lucius H. Gilbert, son of M. B. Gilbert, aged 30 years, died in Portsmouth last week. (extracted) [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, October 13, 1870 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
William Lloyd Hall Sr
William Lloyd "Bill" Hall Sr., 70, of Lucasville, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at Southern Ohio Medical Center. He was born Jan. 17, 1938, in West Portsmouth, a son of the late Lloyd D. and Samantha Howell Hall. Bill was a retired mechanic from Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of William A. Baker Post of the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Rita Eileen Morgan Hall, whom he married May 30, 1959, in Scioto Furnace; two daughters, Karol (Robert) Moore and Beth Cooper, both of Lucasville; two sons, William Lloyd (Sarah) Hall Jr. of Otway, and Brad Lee Hall of Eden Park; three grandchildren, Amanda (William) Wheeler, Jeremy Cooper, and Olivia Hall; one brother, Jerry L. Hall of West Portsmouth; and one sister, Sandi (David) Lindner of Wheelersburg. Funeral services will be conducted at noon, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, at McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville, with Francis Wiley Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Scioto Burial Park, where military graveside rites will be performed by William A. Baker Post of the American Legion. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, and from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the funeral home. [The Portsmouth Times, Feb 10, 2008 - Sub. by Linda Blue Dietz]
BODY FOUND--On Wednesday last the body of Dennis Hirt, a stone mason, was found at the river's edge, below Gaylord's rolling mill. He had been missing about two weeks, having been last seen about ten o'clock on the evening of December 29th. He had been drinking. The body was found several feet from the water, lodged in the ice, the river having receded and left it exposed. A severe cut was found over the right eye. It is supposed that he fell over the cinder bank and the bruise was received in the fall, rendering him perhaps, insensible. A coroner's jury was empannelled, which, after a full investigation, returned a verdict of accidental drowning. The deceased was about fifty years of age, and has a son engaged in business on Chillicothe street.--Portsmouth Times. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 20, 1870 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Clifford V. Hutchins
Clifford V. Hutchins, son of Hon. W. A. Hutchins, Portsmouth, died at Gambier last week. He was near 18 years old.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 18, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Mrs. Frances Thornton Jennings, one of the most lovable and kindly women, who resided with her daughter, Mrs. H.P. Henry, 1310 Center street, received the final summons Saturday morning about 1 o'clock to go to that realm from whose borne no traveler has ever returned. The death angel's call ended a beautiful life and relieved a slege of illness that has extended over the past eight years, during which time Mrs. Jennings has suffered five paralytic strokes, the final one coming into Friday night.
Mrs. Jennings was born at Dover, Ky, 76 years ago last July 30. She became a member of the Christian church when quite young and remained true to that faith until death. She was married to William H. Jennings when yet young. To this union three daughters were born, Mrs. W.H(?). Geary, 1300 Center street, at whose home she died, and Mrs. H.B. Rampo(?) Ottawa, O. (note: the article skips the name of the 2nd daughter Mrs. Henry at whose home she died)
Mrs. Jennings was one of a family of 11 children, 9 girls and 2 boys. One daughter, Mrs. Frank Boys of Chilo, Ohio, and two grandchildren Eugene and Billy Geary also survive.
Mr. and Mrs. Jennings moved to Carrs, KY, shortly after their marriage, where they lived until 1920 when to came to Portsmouth. Mr. Jennings died here in 1920.
In spite of her unfortunate illness, Mrs. Jennings was always cheerful and a joy to her family and friends. Her passing will bring the ?nge of sorrow to scores of hearts that had known and loved her.
The body will be taken back to her old home at Dover, Ky., where the funeral service will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Larew Osborn, nephew and niece of the deceased. Rev. E.J. Meneham, pastor of Central Christian church of this city, will conduct the funeral service. Interment will be made in Dover cemetery. [Portsmouth Times, Aug 17, 1930 - KT - Sub. by FoFG]
Col. Henry E. Jones
Col. Henry E. Jones, a prominent member of the Portsmouth bar, died of apoplexy on Wednesday of last week. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 21, 1876 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
Portsmouth - William Long, of Lucasville, was shot in the abdomen while drawing a shotgun from a buggy muzzle first. He died from the wounds [Mansfield News, (Mansfield, Oh), Jan 4, 1900]
Walter A. Lowrie
Walter A. Lowrie, 83, died today at the home of daughter Mrs. J. B. Goldsmith of 84 Sprint Rd., after two-month illness. He was a life member of St John the Baptist Lodge in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He attended St. John's Episcopal Church. Also surviving is another daughter, Miss Janet M. Lowrie of Charleston; one son, Allen Lowrie Jr., of Bogota, Colombia, South America; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held tomorrow at p.m. in Simpson - Chandler Funeral Home by the Rev. Joseph A. Rickards. The body will be taken to Portsmouth, Ohio, for cremation. The ashes will be interred in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, N.Y. [Charleston Daily Mail, 7-5-1960, West Virginia - Sub. by Robyn Greenland]
Barbara Funk Micklethwait
Death of a Pioneer Lady
Mrs. Barbara Micklethwait, relict of Joseph Micklethwait, died at the old homestead in clay township Wednesday night, aged nearly 87 years. She was the daughter of Martin Funk, who with his family moved to Scioto county about ninety years ago, and settled at Old Town, above Unionville. There, Mrs. Micklethwait was born. At the time of her death she was undoubtedly the oldest native of Scioto county. When she was quite young her father built the present red brick homestead on the banks of Lawson’s run and moved into it, and there our subject was reared and married, and spent her long life. Though well to do she never cared to travel, or leave for any length of time the home of her childhood. In her young days she married Joseph Micklethwait, a worth young blacksmith from England. They occupied the old homestead and six children were born to them, all of whom are living except Joseph, who died young. The father died about 1851. The living children are John Martin, Richard, William and Elizabeth. William and family occupy the homestead, and his sister makes her home with them.
Jacob Funk, a brother of the deceased, built a brick house on the site now occupied by the Stewart residence, nearby, and there raised a numerous family of children, none of whom now live in this locality. Another brother was John Funk, (familiarly known as “Jack” Funk) father of Samuel and Asa Funk, and who lived at the head of what is now Jackson street. Deceased was a quite Christian lady, domestic and kind, caring nothing for display, and only desiring to rear her children properly and see them get on in life. In her old age she seldom went out, but her home was the center of hospitality and her visitors were many. She was a member of Sixth Street M. E. Church, but was seldom able of late years to attend service. In her younger days she was a substantial pillar, religious and financial, of the older Methodist churches. The funeral took place yesterday forenoon from the residence, Rev A. W. Fagan officiating. [The Portsmouth Times, Saturday, 18 Aug 1888 - Submitted by Teresa Wilson Rogers]
Joseph Timmonds Micklethwait
MICKLETHWAIT RITES TUESDAY
Funeral Services for Well Known Attorney Will Be At Church
Funeral services for Attorney Joseph T. Micklethwait, who died at Mercy hospital Saturday at 2:15 p.m. after a brief illness of heart and kidney complications, will be held at Trinity M. E. church Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev Arba Martin officiating. Joseph Timmonds Micklethwait was born in Portsmouth, O., Feb. 5, 1879, the second son of William R. and Abigail Micklethwait who were pioneer settlers of this city and under whose sturdy parentage he was permitted to spend his boyhood days on the old Micklethwait farm, now a part of this city’s residential section. As a boy he attended the public schools and after about three years in high school, he was permitted to attend Ohio university at Athens, where he secured about three years of college preparatory work, after which he attended Western Reserve at Cleveland and graduated from the school of law in 1903, being admitted to the bar the same year. Active in College Sports As a student in Western Reserve, he was always interested in athletics and was captain of their football team for two years during which time he established an enviable record for good sportsmanship and leadership.
After his admission to the bar he returned to Portsmouth, entering the office of Capt. N. W. Evans, with whom he was associated until the death of his senior partner. Later he was associated with Judge Dow James and Edgar Millar and for some time past he had been the senior member of the law firm of Micklethwait and Littleton. He was prosecuting attorney for Scioto county 1915 to 1918, serving two terms in this office. Dec. 28 1914 he was married to Virginia B. Hildinger of McKeesport, Pa. the wedding taking place at DuBois, Pa., where Mrs. Hildinger was visiting at that time. As a child he entered the membership of the old Sixth street M. E. church, through its cradle roll and had maintained a close allegiance to his church, now Trinity M. E. throughout his entire life time. Was Post Commander As a lodge member he was active in all the local Masonic bodies, having been Eminent Commander of Calvary Commandery No.13 and was also a 32nd degree Mason haven taken those degrees at Cincinnati, O. In business his advice and counsel was earnestly sought so that he became actively engaged in the management of several successful business enterprises. He was for years secretary of The Portsmouth home Telephone Co. until it became owned by interests from out of the city. He was secretary of the Carrs Fork Coal Co. Inc. in which company he was much interested. He was also vice president of the Imlustrial Loan Co. with which company he was associated for a number of years.
Found His Niche
He leaves a devoted wife, into whose very life he had woven his love and companionship, two brothers, Dr. W. D. Micklethwait of Summit Street and Dr. O. R. Micklethwait of Scioto Trail, one sister Mrs. Louise M. Marshall and his mother, Mrs. Abigail Micklethwait as immediate relatives.
“Joe” as his intimate friends knew him had a personality that made for him friends, upon whose memory was made that imprint of his sunny disposition. To know him was a privilege, to enjoy his friendship was wholesome and to those whose lot it was to be closely associated with him, he bore a fellowship that is indeed long to be cherished.
As a lawyer, a business man, a church worker, or in lodge or politics he found his niche and having found it, he met with eagerness its every requirement, so that he has well merited that which all earnestly seek, a satisfaction of a “Deed Well Done.” [The Portsmouth Times, Sunday, 29 Apr 1933 - Sub. by Teresa Wilson Rogers]
Virginia Hildinger Micklethwait
Word was received here of the sudden death this morning of Mrs. Virginia Hildinger Micklethwait, about 57, wife of the late Joseph T. Micklethwait. She passed away in Trenton, N.J., which has been her home the last few years. The body is to be brought here for funeral and burial services. Mrs. Micklethwait was a sister-in-law of Drs. Oscar and W. D. Micklethwait. Her husband, a former Portsmouth attorney and county prosecutor and secretary of the Carr’s Fork Coal Co., died in 1932. [The Portsmouth Times, 4 Nov 1947 - Sub. by Teresa Wilson Rogers]
William Runyon Micklethwait
William R. Micklethwait, One of the City’s Pioneer Citizens, Is Called By Death
The community will learn with deep regret of the passing of the venerable William R. Micklethwait. After an illness of some five months in which everything was done for him that loving care could suggest, age proved the conqueror. He died Tuesday evening at 7:20 o’clock at his home, Summitt and Twenty-first streets. At the time of his death he was in his eighty-fifth year. Mr. Micklethwait was born in the old brick house which formerly stood on the northwest corner of Grandview and Twenty-first streets, and his long and useful life was so ordered that it was lived on the same plot of ground upon which he was born. He was a grandson of Martin Funk, one of the first of the pioneer settlers of Scioto county and a large land owner along with what is now know as Lawson’s Run. He was the last surviving child of Joseph and Barbara Micklethwait, three brothers John, Martin, and Richard, and a sister, Elizabeth all having died before him. His father died in 1850 and his mother in 1888.
In his youth he attended the old red school house so famous in its day, which stood near where the Terminals are now. This was the best of the local schools of its time. In the late sixties he engaged in the gardening business with his brother Richard. He continued in this until 1880, when, because of increased production and the shipment of southern vegetables to this market, he turned to dairying and was engaged in the dairy business from 1900 to 1907. He then sold his business and leased his farm to the Pure Milk Company, which continued to operate the dairy until the Micklethwait farm was subdivided into building lots. In, 1873, Mr. Micklethwait was married to Miss Abigail Dever in the old Dever homestead in Madison Township, near the Jackson county line. He was the father of three sons, Doctors William D. and Oscar R. Micklethwait and Attorney Joseph T. Micklethwait and one daughter Mrs. Leon G. Marshall, with whom he resided at the time of his death. Mrs. Abigail Mickelthwait, for so many years his faithful wife, also survives him. On January 6, 1923 they had the happiness of celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary.
Mr. Micklethwait was a lifelong member of the Methodist Episcopal church, having in turn been a faithful and prominent member of Spencer Chapel, Sixth Street, and Trinity churches. He was a lifelong and consistent Republican, having pride in that his first vote for president was cast for Abraham Lincoln in 1864. He never sought office, refusing all appeals to enlist in political candidacies, but served many years as a member of the Board of Education and as treasurer of Clay township. Mr. Micklethwait was a firm believer in the future of Portsmouth, and lived to see the small town of 1843, then all west of Chillicothe street, grow up till lit embraced and surrounded all his land in the eastern part of the city. He lived as well to see it reach the fifty thousand population which he so firmly believed was to come. He aided materially in this growth and advancement in many ways. He loved his work of gardening and dairying and had the attachment for the soil which only those can feel who have spent their entire lives upon it. The funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon at two o’clock, the Rev. Arthur Staples of Trinity M.E. church officiating. Interment will be in the new mausoleum in Greenlawn cemetery.
[The Portsmouth Times, Wednesday, 30 May 1928 - Sub. by Teresa Wilson Rogers]
Clarence E. Nance
Funeral services for Clarence Elsworth Nance, who died at his home on Monroe street, New Boston, Friday, will be held in the Victory chapel near Lucasville at 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be made in the Flat Woods cemetery. Mr. Nance for many years was employed in the shipping department of the Portsmouth Works, Wheeling Steel corporation. Poor health prevented him from working the past six months. [Portsmouth Times, Aug 17, 1930 - KT - Sub by FoFG]
Mrs. Marjorie Nichols, 34, wife of Orville Nichols, 812 Boundary st, died at 1:30 a.m. today at her home following a nine-week illness She had been seriously ill for four weeks. She was born Sept 30, 1913, a daughter of Amos and Hattie Ruggles Cole, Mrs. Nichols lived in Portsmouth except for a period of seven years, when she resided in Wheelersburg. Surviving is the husband, five children, Charles, Patty, Arnold, Mary Lou and William; her parents who now reside in New Boston; three brothers, Gilford Cole of Duck Run and Billy and Charles Cole, both of Sciotoville. She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
She was a member of First Christian church. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Windel-Howland funeral home with Rev,. Charles Reinhard and Rev. H.C. Dougherty in charge. Burial will be in Wheelersburg cemetery. The body is at the residence and will be moved to the funeral home at 11 a.m. Saturday. [Portsmouth Daily Times. 5 May 1948- KT - Sub by FoFG]
Funeral services for George Meisel, 68, ? 22 Fourth street who dropped dead Thursday night will be held in the home at 10 a.m. Monday. Interment will be made in Greenlawn cemetery. Mr. Meisel was for many years a highly esteemed resident of this city. [Portsmouth Times, Aug 17, 1930 - KT - Sub by FoFG]
Mrs. Pratt, wife of Rev. Dr. Pratt, of Portsmouth, died at St. Catherines, Canada, last week, where she had gone in hopes to benefit her health. Her remains were brought to Portsmouth for burial. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, August 11, 1870 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
John W. Purdum, Jr.
John W. Purdum, Jr., aged 23 years, died in Portsmouth last week. (extracted) [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, October 13, 1870 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Judge William Salters
Judge William Salters died at Portsmouth last week, aged ninety-one. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, October 05, 1876 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
Roy Virgil Salyers
Greenup -- Roy Virgil, age two months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Salyers of near Greenup, died Tuesday of intestinal trouble. Burial was Wednesday in the Bays cemetery. [Portsmouth Times August 17, 1930 - KT - sub by FoFG]
Old Landmark Gone: We are pained to announce the death of Amos Seeley, of Green township, who died July 4th, at 10 am. Mr. Seeley was broght to this county from Virginia. He was a man of the strictest integrity, a kind husband and father and a Democrat, in whom thre was no guile. His remains were interred at Haverhill at 10 o'clock, Friday of last week, Rev. James Kelley of Ironton Baptist church conducting the funeral ceremonies at the request of the dedeased. [Portsmouth Times, 14 July 1883 - Sub by FoFG]
Mrs. Martha Snyder, an aged and respected pioneer resident of Madison Township, died at her home two miles south of Stockham Tuesday morning at 2 o'clock. She was 73 years of age, and the immediate cause of her death was an attack of typhoid fever, which she contracted five weeks ago. She was the widow of Judas Snyder, who was killed during the Civil War. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Libbie Brown and Mrs. Ellen Frazier, both of Madison Township.
The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock from the Madison Baptist Church. She was a good Christian woman, and was a member of that church for 50 years. Burial will take place at Adams Cemetery. [Portsmouth Daily Times, November 9, 1910 - SW - Sub by FoFG]
Portsmouth, O., July 13- Ralph Stokely, 10, died today after a day's illness with lockjaw, making the second juvenile victim of the deadly Fourth of July toy pistol to die here within twenty-four hours. [Lima Times Democrat, July 13, 1909]
Jesse and John Thompson
Portsmouth, O., Jan 8 - Jesse and John Thompson, brothers, were instantly killed and several others injured by a boiler explosion in a sawmill at Sedan, 20 miles west of here. The sawmill was totally demolished. The dead were sons of William J. Thompson, owner of the mill. [Mansfield News, Jan 8, 1908 - Sub. by L. Dietz]
John R. Turner
Portsmouth, O., Oct. 15, ae. 71. He was born in Virginia, 1787 ; and from 1810 to 1855 he held the office of clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Scioto Co. Perhaps no other man in the state could exhibit so long an incumbency of that or any other station. In 1855 he was elected mayor of Portsmouth, and served two years. [Source: "Annual Obituary Notices of Eminent Persons who have died in the United States for 1858" by Hon. Nathan Crosby; John P. Jewett and Co., pub. 1859.]
Thomas Bates Watkins, Sr.
In this city, on Tuesday, November 15, 1864, Mr. Thomas Bates Watkins, Sr. aged 86 years. [Portsmouth Times, November 19, 1864, Sub. by Monica Watkins Wagner]
Portsmouth, O., Mar 7 - While carrying his father's dinner, Carl Wolfe, 11, was hit by a B & O train and so badly mangled that his death soon resulted. [Lima Daily News, Mar 7, 1906]
Last rites for Mrs. Ella Wood, 66, of 1807 Hutchins street who died in Mercy hospital Friday will be held in the Emrick funeral home at 10 am Monday. Revs. Donald Timerman and M.J. Betz will officiate. Interment will be made in Greenlawn cemetery. [Portsmouth Times, Aug 17, 1930 - KT - Sub by FoFG]
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