Jonathan Brine, Sr.
Mr. Jonathan Brine, Sr., formerly of Rutland, Meigs county, died at McArthur on the 3d inst., at the ripe old age of 78. For 15 years he was Recorder of Vinton county. ["Gallipolis Journal", (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 22, 1874 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Minnie Belle Cramer
Died, In Hamden, on the 24th of July Minnie Belle, infant daughter of S F and Teresa Cramer. Aged 8 months. [The Vinton Record, August 11 1870]
William Cramer, an old and respected, citizen of Vinton county, died at Hamden Jan. 25th. ["Gallipolis Journal", (Gallipolis, OH.) Thursday - February 11, 1869 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. At his residence on "Yankee street," Wilkesville township, Sunday, Dec. 21, 1873, Mr. John Davis, in the 90th year of his age. Mr. Davis was one of our old settlers, having moved from New York over sixty years ago. He was the father of seven children and twenty-five grandchildren, many of whom live in this county. He was a strictly honest, upright man, and, among his other virtues, was a rank Whig and Republican. An old subscriber to the Journal, having taken it for thirty years. ["Gallipolis Journal", (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 1, 1874 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Henry Dye, who had resided in Clinton township, Vinton county, during the past forty-three years, died at the residence of his son, D. B. Dye, near Hamden, Friday evening, aged about seventy years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, October 28, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
DIED. In Vinton county, August 25th, 1874, of typhoid fever, Mrs. Lucy Ewing, wife of Jordon Ewing, aged 47 years. She leaves five children. The funeral services of the deceased were preached by the Rev. Slack, at Ewington, last Sunday. [Source: "Gallipolis Journal", (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 19, 1874 Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
A little child of Felix Grimes, aged about three years, was badly scalded, last Friday, by the overturning of a kettle of boiling water which was on the fire. Serious doubts are entertained of its recovery. [The Vinton Record, February 24 1870]
DIED. ---In Wilkesville township, Vinton county, May 26th, 1875, of inflammation of the bowels, Benjamin Hawk, aged 64 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 03, 1875 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]
Mr John Kirkendall, who lived near Hamden, was killed in that village on Saturday last in consequence of a fall from his horse. The horse reared up and going over backwards fell upon Mr Kirkendall, causing injuries which caused his death in a few hours. [The Vinton Record, August 8 1874]
Clara Nona Lewis
Died, In Richland township, August 5 1874, Clara Nona, daughter of Alexander and Melissa Lewis. Aged 3 years, 4 months and 28 days. [The Vinton Record, August 8 1874]
Rev. Ebenezer Liston
June 28 - He was born in the state of Delaware, in 1778, and embraced religion in 1811. In 1819 he was lisensed to officiate as a local preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was a fine, old-fashioned Methodist minister, adhering very strictly to the principles inculcated in the Discipline of the Church. Not courting the favors, nor regarding the frowns of any, he was disposed always to go forward in the discharge of every duty. He and father David Boothe — who has also gone to his reward — were, for many years firm pillars of the Church in the town of Wilksville, and their separation from the people in that place is and will be much lamented. He lived to see a family of ten children grow up around him, who produce the evidence of having been well-trained. He was an affectionate companion, a kind parent, a good preacher, and a consistent Christian. When conversing with him on the subject of death, he was always calm, and perfectly resigned to the will of God. His end was peace. J.H. Hopkins [Western Christian Advocate, Sept 21, 1853 - Tr. by K.T. from research of Venice Liston]
Anna Florence McCormick
Died, in Raysville, August 4th, Anna Florence, aged 6 months, and 5 days, daughter of J H and R L McCormick. Her stay upon this earth was short. Our little Anna is gone but not forgotten. It was hard to give her up but our loss was her gain. She had gone to that bright home above; for Christ has said. "Suffer little children to come to me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven." Sweet little cherub sleep, Why should we mourn or weep? You have gone to that fair land With the happy pilgrim band. Fare thee well till we meet, And thee with gladness greet. [The Vinton Record, August 11 1870]
Dennison McGinnis - W. Napper - M. Dordan
THREE LIVES LOST BY FOLLY IN VINTON COUNTY, OHIO.---We find the following in the Chillicothe Metropolis of the 11th inst. It says: "We learn from the Jackson Standard that a few days since nine men got into a canoe at Westfall's Mill, in Vinton county, for the purpose of crossing the creek. The men who had charge of the oars, for the purpose of frightening one or two who were timid, rowed the boat up close to the fall, and suddenly the water struck and filled the little vessel. The result was that two men, named Dennison McGinnis and W. Napper, were drowned, and M. Dordan so severely strangled that he died a day or two afterward with congestion of the brain. The others escaped, some with great difficulty." [Source: Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 17, 1855 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Sarah A Randerson
Died at her residence near Allensville, Vinton county, Ohio on the 29th of December, 1873, Sarah A Randerson, aged 54 years, 10 months and 5 days. She was born in Guernsey county, Ohio, the 24th of February 1819, and joined the Methodist Episcopal church in 1845, living a consistent Christian and died a triumphant death. She leaves a husband and one daughter to mourn her loss. W.R. [The Vinton Record, January 22 1874]
Deaths, In Hamden, Ohio, on the 30th of January last, George Searl, formerly of Turin, aged 25 years. (Lewis County Republican (Lowville, Wednesday, February 11, 1852)
The Vinton Record of McArthur, Ohio, says in noticing the death of Mr. Thomas Shrinkwin. "Mr. Shrinkwin's family has long resided in Knox Township, this county. Mr. Shrinkwin's occupation called him away, so that the younger generation here have but little knowledge of him. For the past year he has been at home the most of the time, being in very feeble health. He bought the farm of his nephew, Wm. D Zimmerman, in Knox Township, a short time ago. We believe the non mentioned by the Commercial Gazette was the only child. His widow owns a good farm in Knox Township in her name." [Source: "Cincinnati Commercial Tribune" 11 Dec 1885]
HENRY WELLS, living near Wilkesville, was drowned in the Ohio river near Swan Creek Monday. He was coming up in a skiff, and in rounding a point, the swift current swept the boat out into the river, and the Tom Hackney being a short distance behind, it is supposed he became frightened at the prospect of being run down, and jumped out. The steamer sent out their boat and cruised around, but were unable to save him. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 21, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]]
Samuel L. White
DIED. At the residence of his son, C. L. White, at Zaleski, Ohio, on Sunday morning, at 4:15, of paralysis of the kidneys, Samuel L. White, aged 72 years, 10 months, and 16 days.
The deceased was born in Shenandoah county, Virginia, in 1803. In 1844 he removed from Barboursville, Va., to Gallia county, Ohio, and since that year he has resided in Gallia and Vinton counties, but during the past five years he had resided with his daughter, Mrs. C. H. Sherrod, proprietress of the Hamden House, Hamden, Ohio. He was a very quiet and peaceable citizen.
His illness was quite brief, although he had been in bad health for some years. On Monday, November 29th, he went from Hamden to Zaleski to visit his son, C. L. White, and was taken sick on that night, and was not able to leave the house during his sickness.
His remains were brought to Hamden on Tuesday for interment. The funeral took place from the Hamden House at 1 o'clock on the afternoon of that day. His remains were interred in the graveyard south of Hamden. ["Gallipolis Journal", (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 30, 1875 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]