Gallia County Newspaper Obituaries [Cow-Cy] (2024)

Cowden, Alice A.

Death of Mrs. Cowden

We regret to record the passing of one of the truely [sic] good christian women of this city, Mrs. Alice A. Cowden, widow of the late Judge S. D. Cowden, mother of Dr. L. C. Cowden, daughter of the late Capt. W. Lewis Gardner and Mrs. Harriet M. Gardner, the latter yet living in her 90th year. The sad event occured after months of decline Sunday evening at 9 o'clock, May 19th, 1912.
The funeral services will be conducted at her late home, at half-past 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon by Rev. F. M. Evans, pastor of Grace M. E. church, the interment following at Mound Hill cemetery by Hayward. The pall bearers selected are Messrs. A.W. Kerns, Samuel T. Cook, J.G. Damron, Frank M. Snead, C.H.D. Summers and E.N. Deardorff.
Mrs. Cowden is survived by mother, brother Benjamin L. Gardner and son Dr. L.C. Cowden. Her brother James W. Gardner preceded her only a few weeks ago. Her sister Flora, wife of the late Cyrus Mollohan, died many years ago and a brother David when a little boy of only four years.
Mrs. Cowden was born July 25, 1846. She was united in marriage with Judge Cowden October 17, 1872, and Dr. Cowden was their only child. Judge Cowden died 12 years ago this fall.
Mrs. Cowden had been a member of the M.E. Church since childhood and lived a life devoted to her home, husband and son and to her Creator. Her passing is that of a consistent amiable christian character beloved by people of all classes who were fortunate in her acquaintance. She was an object of deep solicitude during all of her illness and scarcely an hour passed but that some friend called to inquire after her condition. The surviving relatives will have the deepest sympathy of all who knew her.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 24, 1912
Transcribed by Henny Evans Top of Page

Cowden, Ethel [Hill]

Death Claims Mrs. Cowden At 91 Years Today
Mrs. Ethel Cowden, 91, died at her home, 418 Fourth Ave., at 8 a.m. today. She had been in declining health for several years. She was the widow of Sidney Cowden, a Gallipolis native, and they spent a large part of their married life in Marietta where he was in the merchantile business.
Mrs. Cowden was born in Gallipolis, Dec. 12, 1871, daughter of the late Charles A. and Josephine Waddell Hill. Her father was partner in the Enos-Hill Machine shop, at one time one of the city’s leading industries.
She was active in many organizations, and was a member of French Colony Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Grace Methodist Church, French City Garden Club, and English Club. She was a graduate of the old Gallia Academy.
A sister, Miss Ann Hill, with whom she made her home, survives, along with two nieces and a nephew. Two sisters and a brother preceded her in death
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Wetherholt-Elliott-Sanders Funeral home. Rev. Hughey Jones will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends can call at the funeral home Monday evening. The casket will not be open.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, October 5, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cox, Charles D. (Dude)

Chas. Cox, 73, Dies Satur. P.M.
Rites 2 Tues., At St. Nick
Charles D. (Dude) Cox, aged 73, died about 7 o’clock Saturday evening at his home on Pine St. near the cemetery. He had been in ailing health a good while. (This Charles Cox, who was born in the lower part of the county, should not be confused with Charles M. Cox, the gunsmith.)
Surviving besides the wife are four sons, Stanley and Everett, both of Gallipolis; Ernie Cox, Urbana, and Chauncey, the oldest, who was in Canton when last heard from.
Two of the Cox boys died of shotgun wounds. John killed himself in the basem*nt of the house on Pine between the Lincoln School and the railway tracks last May 24. The family lived there then. Eddie was killed while returning from a hunting trip about 10 years ago on the Burris, formerly the Walker, farm below Gallipolis. His gun was discharged accidentally, it was thought.
Funeral services for Mr. Cox will be held at St. Nicholas at 2 Tuesday. Burial there by A. E. Tope.

[Note: This obituary appears to correspond exactly to the Charles M. Cox buried in St. Nick Cemetery in Clay Township. There must have been another Charles M. Cox who was a gunsmith. It is assumed that the initial D. here referred to the nickname Dude.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 8, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cox, Charles W.

Charles Cox Died In Toledo
The body of Charles W. Cox who died at the home of his daughter in Toledo Tuesday, arrived over the H. V. Wednesday evening and funeral was conducted by Rev. Peirce at 10 a. m. today, burial at Mound Hill by Undertaker G. J. Wetherhold.
Mr. Cox, who was formerly of Gallipolis, was seventy-three years of age, and leaves two daughters Mrs. Vernie McCain and Mrs. Nannie Curty both of Toledo. Also four brothers, Jasper and Albert of Oklahoma, Marshall of Huntington and John of Gallia Co. Mr. Cox had been in poor health for two years.
He ran on Kanawha river towboats for several years.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 7, 1920
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark Top of Page

Cox, Clan B.

Retired Carpenter Succumbs
Clan B. Cox, 75, of 223 Second Ave., died at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McConnellsville Convalescent Center. He had been in failing health one year. A retired carpenter, Mr. Cox was born May 9, 1896, in Gallia County, son of the late John and Elizabeth Halley Cox. He was twice married, first to Marie Blazer, on Nov. 29, 1919. She preceded him in death in July, 1966. His second marriage was to Ida Clifton, in October, 1971.
The following children survive: Raly, Breman, Ohio; Mrs. Milford (Gail) Sheets, Gallipolis; Mrs. Ralph (Doriso) Ventresca, Columbus. Nine grand and 10 great-grandchildren survive.
Two sisters survive, Mrs. Sadie Day and Mrs. Clemma Boston, both of Gallipolis. Three sisters and one brother preceded him in death. He spent most of his life in Gallia County. He attended the First Baptist Church. He spent most of life in Gallia County. He attended the First Baptist Church.

Unknown publication
Died about 1971
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley

Cox, Delos

March 8, [1937] Eureka, killed in auto accident.

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall Top of Page

Cox, Delos Howey

Cox Is First Rd. Accident Victim In ‘37
Funeral Services Held At Mina Chapel At 2 O’clock This Afternoon
Funeral services were held at Mina Chapel this afternoon for Delos Howey Cox, 29, the first person killed in a highway accident in this county this year. His death at the Holzer Hospital Saturday morning was not due all together to injuries received presumably when struck by a car or truck at Eureka a week ago Sunday morning.
A post-mortem examination made by Dr. C. E. Richards, showed, he said, that while the skull was not fractured there were evidences of a severe cerebral concussion partly accounted for by alcohol. He observed a congestion and edema of the brain and used the expression “wet brain” in describing the condition that led to the young man’s death.
City and county authorities have been trying to ascertain the driver of the car which figured in the accident and today they felt as if some progress is being made.
Rev. Jennings Cremeens conducted the funeral services and interment was made at the Mina Chapel cemetery by A. E. Tope.
Not only was Cox the first highway fatality during the first 65 days of 1937, but he was the first victim of any kind of fatal accident. Nor has there been a suicide or homicide reported so far.

[Note: 6/12/1907 - 3/6/1937; Age 29 yrs. 8 mos. 22 das. He was the son of Charles V. and Susan White Cox.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 8, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cox, Haskell L.

Crown City Soldier Dies In Action In Germany
Haskell Cox Loses Life In Battle in Late January
GALLIPOLIS - Pfc. Haskell L. Cox, age 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Cox, Crown City, Route 2, was killed in action in Germany, Jan. 27. He had been in service 26 months and overseas since last September.
The last letter received from him was dated Jan. 15, when he stated he was well and urged his parents not to worry about him. Pfc. Cox was with the 395th Infantry regiment and had recently received the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, following active service in Belgium and Germany.
He leaves four brothers and three sisters. One of his brothers is Pvt. Carl E. Cox, who is in Luxemburg.

Athens Sunday Messenger
February 11, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cox, Hazel Marie

Mrs. Hazel Cox Dies on Monday
Mrs. Hazel Marie Cox, 60, Rt. 1, Northup, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Holzer Medical Center. She was born April 5, 1910 to the late Johnny and Osa White Johnson.
Surviving are her husband, Joseph; five sons, Leslie, Gallipolis; Howard, Junior, Harold, and Marcus, all of Columbus; five daughters, Mrs. Josephine Wilke, Derby, Ohio; Mrs. Martha McNeal, Kingston; Mrs. Mildred Queen, Kanauga; Mrs. Betty Smith and Mrs. Norma Stewart, both of Gallipolis; five sisters, Mrs. Olin Neal, Gallipolis; Mrs. Lillian Wagner and Mrs. Myrtle Swasbaugh, Lancaster, and Mrs. Rosetta Congrove and Mrs. Virginia Danner, both of Laurelville. There are also 36 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Mina Chapel Church with Rev. Clyde Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s Home for Funerals after 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cox, Jesse

Jesse Cox Dead
Jesse Cox, probably the oldest river engineer in the country, passed away at the home of his son Robert at Kanauga Friday morning, June 9, 1911, aged 87 years. The funeral services were conducted Sunday morning at the Kanauga Methodist Church by Rev. Myers, of the Cheshire Circuit, interment following at Pine Street cemetery by Hayward & Son. Mr. Cox was born in Putnam County, W. Va., and is survived by his wife and sons Robert of Kanauga and Charles of Bellevue, Ky., and one daughter, Mrs. Fannie Merfield, Clairmont, W.Va.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Thursday, June 15, 1911
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Cox, John

John Cox, 81, Dies in Hospital
John Cox, 1003 Third Avenue, died at 10:15 a.m. Friday in Holzer Hospital, where he had been a surgical patient since Nov. 6. In bad condition for 10 days, Mr. Cox had been ailing for six months, the last month of which it had been know that his illness was mortal.
A farmer, the decedent had came to Gallipolis 15 years ago from West Virginia. His widow, the former Mary Legg, Milton, WV; whom he married in 1893 in Gene Wolford's home at swan Creek, Justice of the Peace Mack McFann officiating.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Swan Creek, of which decedent was a member, with the Rev. Earl Cremens officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery, Miller's Home for Funerals in charge. Friends may call at the late home.
Seven of 13 children survive along with 32 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The five daughters and two sons are: Mrs. Ed (Ella) Johnson, Mrs. Anna Martindale, Mrs. (Ada) Henry, Everett Cox, the Rev. Era Cox, Gallipolis; Mrs. Forrest (Eva) [balance of article missing].

[Note: Death Certificate....Born Dec. 24, 1869, Ohio Township; died Nov. 16, 1951; aged 81 years 10 months and 22 days. Parents: Mitchell Cox and Minerva (no surname). Burial: Mt. Zion Cemetery]

Gallipolis Paper
Nov. 1951
Transcribed by F.K. Brown Top of Page

Cox, John Clary

John Cox, 56, Dies Wednesday
John Clary Cox, 56, Rt. 2, Gallipolis, died around 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Holzer Medical Center on Fourth Ave. He was the son of the late Hiram Cox and Sarah Cox, who survives. He was born April 19, 1912. Other survivors include his wife, the former Helen Siders. Three children preceded him in death. One daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Bing, survives. Four sons survive, Woodrow Nelson, Lewis, Curtis Lee, all of Gallipolis, and Charles Gary, at home.
Brothers surviving are Floyd, Joe, Clarence, Chester, all of Gallipolis, and Brady, Columbus. Sisters surviving are Mrs. Lucy Halley, Gallipolis, and Mrs. Edna Boston, Columbus. Eight grandchildren survive.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Miller’s Home for Funerals.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, April 17, 1969

Cox Services Sunday
Funeral services for John C. Cox, 56, Rt. 2, Gallipolis, will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mina Chapel Church, under the direction of Rev. Bruce Unroe. Burial will be in Mina Cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s Home for Funerals after 4 p.m., Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 18, 1969
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cox, John

Death in Ohio Township
John Cox, aged 72 years died Sunday evening at his home in Ohio township. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Annie Call and Mrs. Stella Johnson of Mercerville. Earl of Crown City, Mrs. Clennie Boster of Eureka, Mrs. Sadie Day of Bladen, Verba, Lane and Clan, of this city. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. E. V. Cremeens Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Providence church. Interment directed by C. R. Halley.

Born: 1858
Died: 1930
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Cox, Joseph T.

Cox Services
GALLIPOLIS - Funeral service for Joseph T. Cox, 90, Gallipolis, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Mina Chapel Church with burial in the church cemetery. He died Friday in Holzer Hospital. The Rev. W. T. Swain will officiate.
He married the former Mary White in 1913, who survives along with two daughters, Mrs. Mary F. Martin, Gallipolis, and Elizabeth Fletcher, Carroll, Ohio; two sons, John Cox, Gallipolis, and Willard Cox, Northup; 17 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a half sister, Mrs. Eva Bashore, Gallipolis. Friends may call at the Miller funeral home.

Athens Sunday Messenger
August 1, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cox, Leslie Donald

GALLIPOLIS - Leslie Donald Cox, 70, of Gallipolis, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 9:45 a.m. in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. He was born April 8, 1931, son of the late Joe and Hazel Marie Cox of Gallipolis. He worked for the City of Gallipolis for 24 years, and attended Centenary Church and Bell Chapel.
Surviving are his seven sons and one daughter, all of Gallipolis: Donald Cox, Billy (Lynn) Cox, Roger Cox, Gary Cox, Kenny (Patty) Cox, Larry (Teresa) Cox, Pete (Sherri) Cox and Linda Cox; a stepdaughter, Joann Scarberry of Gallipolis; a very special girlfriend, Betty Siders; his ex-wife, Ella Cox; and nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Marcus Cox and Ray (Charity) Cox; four sisters, Betty (Walter) Butkin, Nancy Stewart, and Shirley (William) Speakman, all of Gallipolis, and Martha McNeal from Kingston; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his four brothers, Joe Cox, Jr., Harold Thompson, Howard Cox, and infant Glen Cox; and three sisters, Miller Queen, Josephine Cox and Hazel Stewart.
Services will be 1 p.m. on Monday, September 24, 2001, at Willis Funeral Home Pastor Jack Holley will officiate. Interment will be in Mina Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, September 23, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Anthony DeVault, Billy Cox, Wesley Cox, Chris Dovenbarger, William Siders and Charles McGuire.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, September 21, 2001
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron Top of Page

Cowden, Marcia [Lawrence]

GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Marcia Lawrence Cowden, 97, formerly of 226 First Ave., Gallipolis, died Saturday morning in the Harmer Hill Nursing Center in Marietta. Her husband, Dr. Lewis Cowden, died in 1969. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Gallipolis and attended Morris Harvey College in Charleston, W. Va.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Sara McFadden, Parkersburg, six nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Services will be held Tuesday, 11 a.m. at the McCoy-Wetherholt-Moore Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery in Gallipolis. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Monday.

[Note: 9/17/1878 - 8/30/1975]

Athens Sunday Messenger
August 31, 1975
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cox, Margaret [Mayes]

Mrs. Margaret Cox Dies In Springfield
Mrs. Margaret Mayes Cox, a former resident of Patriot and Gallipolis, died Sunday at Springfield, Ohio after a long illness, according to word from Mrs. Anna Kensler, a niece, living at 1331 Dayton ave., Springfield.
Mrs. Cox’s parents died many years ago. She is survived by the following relatives. Brothers, Everett Mayes of Gallipolis and Albert of Stockport; one sister, Mrs. Stella Slagle, and several nephews and nieces in this county and Springfield.
The communication gave no information as to the funeral arrangements.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 4, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Cox, Marie [Blazer]

GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Marie Cox, 64, Eureka Star Route, died Friday at 10:30 p.m. in Holzer Hospital. She had been in failing health for two years and seriously ill for four months.
She was born Oct. 13, 1901, in Gallia County where she has spent her entire life. She was the daughter of Fred Blazer and the late Carol Loucks Blazer. She was a member of the Lima [Mina] Chapel Baptist Church.
She married Clan Cox, Nov. 29, 1919, in Gallipolis, who survives, along with her father; two daughters, Mrs. Milford (Gayle) Sheets, Gallipolis and Mrs. Ralph (Doris) Ventreca, Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Clyde (Audrey) Porter, Gallipolis; Mrs. Robert (Elaine) Wood, Columbus, Mrs. John (Kitty) Ballard; Peru, Ind., Three brothers, Fred, Russell and Donald, all of Columbus, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Mina Chapel Church by the Rev. Earl Cremeens. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the late residence by Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home where friends may call after 10 a.m. Sunday.

Athens Sunday Messenger
July 31, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cox, Mary

Mrs. Mary Cox, widow of George Cox, a former well known merchant of this city, died Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sallie Kerr, following a long illness from paralysis. She was in her 82nd year. Two daughters, Mrs. Kerr and Mrs. J. C. McDonald, survive their mother. The Funeral will be Thursday morning at the Presbyterian Church, interment following at Mound Hill cemetery.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 17, 1922
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Cox, Minnie Marie [Miller]

Marie Cox, 79, of Rt. 2, Bidwell, died Thursday night at Holzer Medical Center following a long illness. She was born Dec. 31, 1906 at Rio Grande to the late John Lewis and Minnie Coughenour Miller.
She was preceded in death in 1984 by her husband, Stanley Cox, whom she married in 1932. A graduate of Rio Grande College, she taught in the Gallia County school system.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Miller’s Home for Funerals, the former Warehime Funeral Home with Rev. J. D. Finnicum officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 6)
Friday, August 9, 1985
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Cox, Nannie E. [Patchell]

Mrs. Nannie E. Cox Is Dead
End Comes Sunday at Her Home After Short Illness
Mrs. Nannie E. Cox, wife of engineer Robert Cox, died at her home 842 First avenue Sunday, Aug. 15, 1920 at 10:45 p. m.
She was born at Chelyan, W. Va., Oct. 12, 1862, and was married to Robert Cox Nov. 21st, 1883, and the greater part of her life has been spent in Gallipolis.
She was the mother of five children, four of whom survive her—Mrs. Ed Vance of Kanauga, Mrs. Walter Brothers of this city, Mrs. Joe Hamblin of Bellaire and Will Cox of this city. She also leaves a husband and two sisters, Mrs. Nora Henson of Chelyan, W. Va., and Mrs. Ida Womeldorff of Huntington; three brothers, David Patchell of Boomer, W. Va., and Robert Dillard of Chelyan, also her mother at Chelyan, W. Va.
Mrs. Cox was a devoted mother and many friends extend their most sincere sympathy. The funeral services will be held from the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock followed by interment at Pine Street cemetery in charge of Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 16, 1920
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Cox, Robert Thomas

Capt. Robt. Cox Dies Tuesday Morn.
Veteran Steamboat Man Passes Away At Home of Daughter
Robert Cox, for years a resident of this city, passed away Tuesday morning at 4 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Florence Hamblin of Portsmouth.
Mr. Cox was a well-known river man but had been retired for some time due to his failing health. Mrs. Cox preceded him in death several years. In addition to Mrs. Hamblin, two other daughters Mrs. Ella Vance of Kanauga and Mrs. Lena Wright, of St. Albans, W. Va., and a son, Will Cox, of Gallipolis, survive.
The body was brought here Tuesday noon by Undertaker Tope. Funeral services will be at the Tope Funeral Parlor’s by Rev. Sagen with burial in Pine street.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1929

Cox Funeral Thursday
Funeral services for the late Robert Cox will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Tope funeral parlors. Rev. Sagen will officiate. The body may be viewed by friends at the funeral home.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hamblin and son, of Portsmouth and Will Cox, who was summoned to Portsmouth Saturday by the critical illness of his father, accompanied the remains of their father, Robert Cox, here Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 6, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Cox, Sarah A. [Pillows]

Death of Mrs. Cox
Mrs. James Cox of No. 50 Pine Street, died Tuesday morning of liver trouble after a long illness. Mrs. Cox’s funeral services by Rev. A. P. Cherrington will be Thursday morning at 9 o’clock, burial following at Centenary by Wetherholt.
She is survived by husband and four children, Mrs. Albert Slayton of Mason county, Mrs. Richard Luckadoo of Maple Shade, Sherman Cox and Chas. Cox of this city. Also one brother, Wm. Pillows and one sister, Mrs. D. M. Jones of Patriot.
She was in her 72nd year, and was a daughter of Edmond and Mariah Pillows. She was a fine woman. Her husband was a member of Co. C 13th W. Va. Infantry.

Note: [Died Feb. 28, 1911; 71 yr. 6 m. 20da.]

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 1, 1911
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Top of Page

Cox, Sherman

Sherman Cox, aged 75, who was a native of Gallipolis, died Tuesday, in Columbus. Funeral and burial was made there yesterday. Mr. Cox is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Emma Lee, Mrs. Jennie Curry and Mrs. Marie Malkinan and two sons, William and Carl. He was a brother of Charles Cox of Gallipolis who went up Sunday to be at his bedside. The latter returned home today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune, Thursday, June 29, 1944

Cox, Sherman, 75, of Darbydale, died early Tuesday. Survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Emma Lee, Mrs. Jennie Curry, Mrs. Marie Malkuian; 2 sons, William and Carl; 22 grandchildren; brother, Charles. Funeral services Thursday, 10 a.m., Norris Funeral Home, Rev. Ralph Dillard. Interment Concord.

The Columbus Dispatch
Wednesday, June 21, 1944, Page 6A
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Cox, Vinton A.

Vinton A. Cox
Seven years ago this evening Vinton A. Cox, 18, was accidentally killed while sled riding on the city streets.
In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Vinton A. Cox who left us seven years ago today.

Gone, dear son, gone forever;
How we miss your smiling face
But you left us to remember;
None on earth can take your place
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Cox

[Note: Death Certificate says that Vinton Allen Cox was born Oct. 6, 1914; died Dec. 15, 1932...accidentally hit by car while sleighing. Parents: Charles S. Cox born Raccoon, Ohio and Myrtle Thomas born Mason, WV. Burial was in Mountain Valley WV)

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Cox, Vinton

In Memoriam
In loving memory of our son and brother, Vinton Cox, who passed away 12 years ago today, Dec. 14.

In the graveyard softly sleeping, Where the flowers gently wave
Lies the brother we loved so dearly, But whom we could not save,
We often sit and think of you, Vinton, And speak of how you died.
To think you could not say goodbye, Before you closed your eyes.
If you have a loving brother, Tend him with loving care;
You will never know his value 'Til you see his vacant chair.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cox and children.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin Top of Page

Coy, Catharine

Mrs. Catharine Coy, for many years an inestimable lady of Gallia county, was born in Dalphin [sic] county, Pennsylvania, January 9th, 1770, and died November 11, 1861, in her 92nd year. She was awakened by the spirit of God in 1808, under the labors of the Revs. Lee and Pearsons, two early Methodist preachers in Pennsylvania. After seeking God with prayers and tears a short time she did trust in the Redeemer for the blessing she so much desired. Feeling that her sins were pardoned, she at once commenced laboring for the salvation of others. She was a faithful and devoted member of the M.E. church for 53 years. When the messenger called she was ready and waiting, smiling at death as though the best friend had come. May the writer and reader be as fully prepared. M. S. VAUGHN

The Gallipolis Journal
November 21, 1861
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Coy, Eliza

Coy - In Morgan township, June 14th, 1876, of cholera morbus, Mrs. Eliza Coy, wife of Abraham Coy.

Unknown Newspaper
June 1876
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Coy, James Henry

IN MEMORY - Henry Coy was born March 25, 1855 and died May 26, 1926, aged 68 years 2 months and 1 day. On Dec. 18, 1879, he was united in marriage with Martha Greenby. To this union were born 12 children, all of whom with the companion survive him except one son, Burrel, who died in infancy. He also leaves several grandchildren, other relatives and many friends to mourn his death.
But we mourn not as those who have no hope of meeting their loved ones beyond the skies. He left a bright evidence behind that he has gone to live with Jesus. Some few weeks since when he was very ill and it seemed as if he might step away at any time to be with his Savior, God opened his spiritual vision wonderfully and gave him a glimpse into the glory world and he never tired of telling his friends and loved ones of the beautiful place he had seen and of the joys that were in store for him at the end of the race. The way seemed to be growing brighter each day as he was nearing his Heavenly home.
Twas truly a wonderful way to live but a still more wonderful way to die. As we gazed upon his silent form our hearts were made glad to think that his early trials were over and he had passed to his Heavenly reward. Surely it is a great comfort to the wife and children to know that all is well with his soul.
It should be an inspiration to each of them to live close to Jesus so that when the summons comes to them they will be able to clasp glad hands with their loved one on the sunny banks of Sweet Deliverance where partings come not more.
He was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church at Morgan Center and will surely be missed by his brothers and sisters in the church, as when his health permitted he was a faithful attendant. Well do we remember that two weeks before his death when he was permitted to feet at the House of Worship once more how he did praise God. Our hearts were made glad to see him rejoice in his Savior's love. As we paid our last tribute of respect to our loved one, we are reminded of the words of John the Revelator: "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."

It was only the footsteps of Angels
That silently entered our door,
And took from the circle our dear one,
To dwell on that beautiful shore.
The Golden Gates were open,
A gentle voice said "Come".
And when farewell was spoken,
We said "Thy will be done."

[Note: Buried in Morgan Center in Morgan Township. Year of birth is given as 1858 on cemetery list.]

Gallia Times
June 10, 1926
Transcribed by F. K. Brown Top of Page

Coy, Martha A. [Greenlee]

Martha Greenlee Coy, 82, Danville, Died 3:30 A. M.
Mrs. Martha Greenlee Coy, 82, widow of Henry Coy, who died 18 years ago, died at 3:30 o’clock this morning at the home of her son, Clyde Coy, Vinton Route 1, near Danville, just across the line in Meigs County.
Born in Morgan Twp. April 2, 1862, to Samuel and Ann Hite Greenlee, Mrs. McCoy [Coy] lived her entire life within a radius of 5 or 6 miles of the home where she died. She married in 1879 and is survived by 10 children (of 13 born to the union):
Clyde, with whom she had made her home for 11 years; Thomas, Marion, O.; Chester, Gallipolis; Clesson, Mt. Vernon; Everett, Danville; Mrs. Shirley Barton, Rutland; Guy, Vinton Route 1; Barton, Toledo; Mrs. Carrie Hill, Langsville R. D.; and Mrs. Reva Fugate, Marion. A brother, James Greenlee, Circleville, also survives.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Morgan Center, of which she was a member, and burial will be in the church cemetery by Butler-McCoy, Rev. Roberts officiating.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, April 12, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Craddolph, Tallmadge Judson

Craddolph Rites Planned
Services for Tallmadge Judson Craddolph, 41, who died Sunday of a heart ailment, are awaiting word from a son in Korea. Mr. Craddolph was born Jan. 13, 1910 in Oak Hill, parents being Albert, who survives ,and Saloma Hutchinson, who died in 1930.
Mr. Craddolph and Ella Brown, who survives, were married in 1930.
Surviving children are Ronald, Korea; Mrs. Paul Harris, Gallipolis and the following children at home: Gary, Warner, Bonnie, Peggy and Sharon. A brother and sisters surviving are: Gilbert Craddolph, Blackfork, Ohio; Miss Isabel Craddolph, Ewington; Mrs. John Keels, Parkersburg; Mrs. John Fultz, Gallia; Mrs. Vernon Keels, Centerpoint and Mrs. Herman Scott, Mechanicsburg.
Mr. Craddolph was a member of the Baptist Church at Centerpoint. Services to be announced, will be held at the Paint Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. D. L. Lakin officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery.

Athens Messenger
Tuesday, August 14, 1951
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Craft, Archie Pearl

Archie, son of Thomas and Effie Craft, died Sunday night and was buried Tuesday at the Cottrell graveyard, Rev. Swisher, officiating.

[Note: 1889 – June 21, 1896; Age 7 yrs. 3 mos. 5 days.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Thursday, June 25, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Craft, Elmo Lincoln

Craft Rites Set for 2:30 Saturday

Pfc. Elmo Lincoln Craft, 23, scion of well known Gallia County family, who was killed in May, 1945, in Okinawa, will be buried in the Cole Cemetery at Huntington, Saturday. Services will be held at 2:30 at the Reger Chapel.
Pfc. Craft was a son of Fred Craft and was born in Huntington Feb. 14, 1922.Before entering the Marines he was employed in a gas plant at Culloden, W. Va.
Besides the father, he is survived by the step-mother, Mrs. Thomas Combs and Mrs. Junior Jarvis of Huntington; five brothers, Ernest Craft of Hamlin, Fred and James Craft of Kent, O., and Herman and Bill Craft of Huntington; a half-sister, Miss Willa Craft of Huntington, and two half-brothers, Carl and Leroy Craft of Huntington.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No date
Transcribed by Jean Yount

Craft, James David

A precious one from us has gone
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.
God in his wisdom has recalled
The boon his love had given.
And Though the body slumbers here
The soul is safe in Heaven.

James David Craft was born August 18, 1860 in Alleghany, County, Virginia to William and Sarah Ann Plymale Craft and departed this life Sunday morning, June 20, 1948 at home at the age of 87 years, 10 months, 2 days.
He was united in marriage July 4, 1886 to Alpha D. Rucker in Gallia County. To this union five children were born. One son preceded him in death as did his wife who died in August, 1924. Also three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. The surviving children are: Mrs. Mamie Brumfield of Galion, Ohio, Mrs. Irene Neal of Gallipolis, Ohio, Mrs. Lelia Cornell and Hobart Craft of Gallipolis Route. He also leaves one sister, Mrs, Mary Rose of Urbana, Ohio and a brother, George E. Craft of Gallipolis, in addition to 18 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren of which he was very proud.
He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior in early life, and was united with the Crown City Church, later changing his membership to the Ohio Chapel Methodist Church. He had positive convictions and always stood by them but never lacked respect and friendship for those who differed with him. Mr. Craft was a farmer by trade but was always willing to deliver the word of God.
He was ordained as a minister in August 1937. He was kind hearted and tender in spirit, and had the respect and confidence of all who knew him. He will be remembered to old and young alike as "Uncle Dave" as he was commonly called. From our point of view we should say he did much good to mankind but the one for whom he preached said "It is enough, thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things, enter thou unto the joys of the Lord".
I cannot say and will not say that he is dead. He is just away. With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand, he wandered into an unknown land. And left us dreaming how very fair needs must be since he lingers there. Think of him still as the same I say: He is not dead- He is just away.

[Note: Buried in Crown City in Guyan Twp.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No date
Transcribed by Jean Yount Top of Page

Craft, Katherine King

Death of Infant
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Craft, of across Chicamauga, at the lower end of the city, died Saturday morning after a weeks illness with pneumonia. The funeral services were held at Clay Chapel Monday morning, conducted by Rev. Dailey. Burial by Wetherholt.

[Note: 8/22/1911-3/1/1913 from headstone in Mound Hill Cemetery]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 5, 1913
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Craft, Kenneth H.

GALLIPOLIS - Kenneth Hobart Craft, 28, 203 Kineon Drive, Gallipolis, died early Saturday in University Hospital, Cincinnati, after an extended illness.
Born Oct. 26, 1954, in Akron, son of Robert Howell and Geraldine Weese Craft, who both survive in Gallipolis, he was a 1972 graduate of Gallia Academy High School. Also surviving are a sister, Deborah Harvey of Addison; two brothers, John Howell of Gallipolis and Michael Gerald, stationed
at the U.S. Navy base in San Diego, Calif.; a paternal grandmother, Mrs. Clara Craft of Gallipolis; and a maternal grandmother, Mrs. Gail Weese of Akron.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Willis Funeral Home, with Rev. James Lusher officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday.

Gallipolis Tribune
April 17, 1983
Transcribed by J. Farley

Craft, Laura Jean [Baker]

Laura Jean Craft, 65, 6372 State Route 7 South, Gallipolis, died Sunday, May 26, 1996 in Holzer Medical Center. Born June 18, 1930 in Gallia County, daughter of Charles L. Baker of Rio Grande, and the late Helen Henry Baker, she was a dental assistant for Dr. Gordan Amsbary, and a receptionist at Holzer Clinic, both for several years. A member of the Gideons Auxiliary and past chaplain, she was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church, where she was active in the Women’s and Christian Women’s Club, a member of the church choir, and served as choir director.
Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, James H. Craft, whom she married June 27, 1948 at Gallipolis; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Eddie Gilmore of Melverne, Arkansas, and Linda and Ron Tetrick of Pleasant Hill, California; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Gwen Craft of Gallipolis; a son-in-law, Paul “Ed” Butler Jr. of Crown City; a brother, Richard L. (Laura) Baker of Gallipolis; eight grandchildren, Jason and Kent Butler of Crown City, Kim Barnard of Panama City, Florida, Jill Loyd of Sheridan, Arkansas, and Nicholas Craft, Leighanna Craft, Caleb Craft and Joel Craft all of Columbus; and three great-grandchildren, Cody Loyd of Sheridan, Arkansas, and Josh and Jacob Barnard of Panama City, Florida. She was also preceded in death by her stepmother, Leahanna Plymale Baker; a daughter, Julia Ann Butler; and a brother Roger Baker.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 1996 in the Christ United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Tome Hite and the Rev. Mike Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Swan Creek Cemetery. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 1996. Pallbearers will be Rick Baker, David Baker, Raymond Willis, Troy Stewart, Alfred Vallence and Harold Saunders. Honorary Pallbearers are Paul Butler Sr., Jim Saunders, Robert Craft, Melvin Craft, Brent Saunders, Gary Bane and Raymond Cremeans. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ United Methodist Church Building Fund, 9688 State Route 7 South, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631, or the Gideons Auxiliary, P.O. Box 1104, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 27, 1996
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Craft, Mae Gertrude [Northup]

Mrs. Mae Craft Dies Wednesday
Mrs. Mae Gertrude Craft, 78, who resided with a son at 130 Third Ave., died in Holzer hospital at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday. She had been a patient there since Friday, but over a period of three years, she had been hospitalized four times and had had two broken hips.
Mrs. Craft was born at Raccoon Island on May 31, 1879, the daughter of the late Gilbert and Hannah Burnett Northup. She attended White Throne school and most of her life was spent in Gallipolis following her marriage to W. Led Craft on Dec. 24, 1901. He preceded her in death on June 21, 1929. Four children were born to that union, three died in infancy and one son, Virgil, survives. One brother, Virgil Northup of Raccoon Island, survives and four brothers preceded her in death.
She was a former member of the Royal Neighbors and belonged to the First Baptist church. Funeral services will be held at Miller’s Home for Funerals at 2 p.m. Saturday. Rev. W. H. Green will officiate and burial will follow in Clay Chapel cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s after 1 p.m. Friday and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 13, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Craft, Mrytle C.

Mrs. S. Myrtle Chapman Craft, 88, a resident of 1835 12th Ave., Huntington, died Tuesday in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Beard Mortuary in Huntington with Rev. Douglas N. Shephard officiating. Burial wil be in Woodmere Memorial Park.
She was born Nov. 18, 1891, at Crown City, daughter of the late Thomas and Nancy Gothard Chapman. She was a member of the Beverly Hills United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Fred W. Craft; one son, Charles F. Craft, Chesapeake; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Stewart, Marietta and Juanita Craft, Huntington. Six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren survive.
Friends may call at the mortuary from 5 until 9 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Tribune
April 3, 1980
Transcribed by J. Farley Top of Page

Craft, Ora A. [McGuffin]

Mrs. Geo. Craft, Jr., Dead
Ora, wife of Geo. Craft, Jr., died Saturday evening at her mother’s home in this city, following three strokes of paralysis, the last one two days before her death.
She was a daughter of the late John McGuffin and wife, now Mrs. Bettie Roberts, and leaves a mother and numerous relatives. She was 26 years of age.
Funeral services were held at the house this Monday morning.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 12, 1914
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Craft, Roma Ann [Hamilton]

Craft, Mrs. Roma Ann, 86, died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Guy Clark, Porter, of pneumonia and complications; survived by, besides the daughter named, a son, Orin H. Craft, Columbus; funeral services at Porter Methodist Church; burial in Mound Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Saturday Times Sentinel
Saturday, July 05, 1947
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Craft, Thomas Lincoln

Thomas Lincoln Craft, son of William and Anna (Plymale) Craft was born in Allegheny County, Va., June 20, 1863 and died February 19, 1927, aged 63 years, 7 months and 29 days.
He was married to Effie Carrie Darst, December 8, 1886. To this union were born three children, S. Earl, now of Adelphia, Ohio, Georgia Milded, now Mrs. Grover Smith of Thivener, Ohio, and Archie, who died at the age of eight years. Although his busy life called him away from home much of the time, he always cared for his dear ones, with a fond fatherly foresight.
He united with Elziabeth Chapel Christian Church (Thivener) at the age of 18, during a revival meeting. It was during this same meeting that Miss Darst, later his wife, united with the same church.
Besides the son and daughter mentioned he leaves to mourn his departure six grandchildren, three brothers, George, Will and Dave, and one sister, Mrs. Charles Rose. One brother and two sisters have preceded him in death.
His beloved wife died March 20, 1923. Since that time he has made his home with his daughter,Mrs. Grover Smith, Thivener, Ohio.
He lived the most of his life in Clay township. Eight or ten years of his adult life he was a farmer. About thiry years he worked as a turnpike contractor and as a timber dealer. The most of his business career was spent in partnership with his cousin, John M. Plymale, now deceased. Since the death of Mr. Plymale, he has been in partership with Timmons Harmount of Chillicothe, Ohio.
In his fraternal life Mr. Craft has had an active and useful career. In former years, he has been a member of the Knights of the Golden Eagle, the Order of the Owls and Modern Brotherhood of America. At the time of his death he was an active member of the Knights of Pythias, the Junior Order of American Mechanics, the Daughters of Amerca and in the Masons he was a Knight Templar.
As a citzien Mr. Craft was a strong and patriotic character, a very active and useful man in his community He was gifted as a leader in all matters of public welfare.
From the age of 18 to the day of his sudden death, Mr. Craft was an active member of the church of his first choice. He was an outstanding layman of the Ohio Eastern Conference. Strong in his organizing and business ability, he laid his talents and his means on the altar of his faith. It is due to his memory to say that in the last few years he supported his church with generous gifts, hoping for and expecting a revival of religion and renewal of church welfare in his community. Taken from his church and people so suddenly, they are dazed with sorrow and with a sense of their great loss. May others carry on with the responsibilites he has borne so efficiently and without complaint.

Sunset and evening star.
And one clear call for me.
And may there to no moaning of the bar
When I put out to sea.

For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.

[Buried Mound Hill Cemetery]

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall Top of Page

Craft, William

Death Of William Craft
Mr. William Craft of Clipper Mill, whose illness has been frequently mentioned in these columns, passed away this Friday morning, March 31st at 9 o'clock. His funeral services will be conducted at Yellow Town Sunday morning by Rev. Jehu Rose, the interment taking place at the Cottrell graveyard under the direction of Undertaker Wetherholt.
Mr. Craft was a native of Boutetort County, VA, but has resided in this county since the Civil War, except for 8 years when he returned to Virginia and made his home, coming back here in 1875. He was in his 74th year and a member of the Christian Order and a fine old man. He left four sons, William, George E., James David and Thomas L and two daughters, Mrs. Herman Hamilton and Miss Mary E. Craft, at home, all of adult age. Two half-sisters, Mrs. Steward Plymale, widow and Mrs. Frances Atkinson.
He was taken ill about five months ago and has gradually gone down, the last three months being confined to the house constantly. He was a fine old gentleman without enemies, kind and affectionate to all with whom he came in contact.

[Note: Born 1826, died March 31, 1899; age 73]

Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
April 7, 1899
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Craig, Anna Modena

Anna Modena Craig, daughter of Franklin and Ola Craig died on Sunday, Oct. 3, of diphtheria, at the home of her parents in Ohio township. She was aged ten and a half years. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Samuel Lewis at Bethel. Two other Craig children were ill with the same disease, but are now improved.

[Note: From stone Bethel Cemetery Ohio Township 3 April 1905 - 3 October 1915]

Gallipolis paper
October 3, 1915
Transcribed by Irene Blamer Top of Page

Craig, Dora [Elkins]

Ohio Township Native Died
Mrs. Dora Elkins Craig, 69, a resident of 700 ½ Second Ave., died in Holzer hospital at 10 p.m. Thursday. She had been a patient there ten days. Mrs. Craig was a native of Ohio twp., and was born on July 23, 1892. She was the widow of Arthur Craig, who preceded her in death on April 9, 1950. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Sowards of Gallipolis and Mrs. John (Hester) Gooldin of Lansing, Ohio; six grand, and four great grandchildren. Six children preceded her in death.
The body is at Miller’s home for Funerals, and arrangements will be announced later pending word from a grandson serving in the Armed Services in Germany.

Services For Mrs. Dora Craig Are Set
Services for Mrs. Dora E. Craig, 69, who died Thursday night will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Bethel Methodist Church, (unreadable) of Bladen. Rev. Paul Taylor, assisted by Rev. Johnny Jeffers, will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

[Note: d. June 14, 1962]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
(no date given)
Transcribed by Candy (Hulbert) Ditkowski

Craig, Ezra

Ezra Craig, 85, Claimed
Ezra Craig of Crown City, Rt. 2, passed away in Holzer hospital Sunday at 11:25 p.m. after an extended illness. He was 85. He was the son of the late Robert and M. Jan (Harbour) Craig, and was born March 12, 1880. He is survived by his wife, Bertha Ours Craig, and these children; Mrs. Mary Belle Mooney and Mrs. Grace Johnson, both of Crown City Rt. 2, and one son, Earl, at home. Three grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive, along with three sisters; Mrs. Orpha Lemon of Thurman, and Mrs. Nellie Pickett, Crown City, and Mrs. Ruby Blake, Gallipolis.
Funereal services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. (EST) at Kings Chapel with the Rev. Oma Williams in charge. Burial will be in Kings Chapel cemetery. The body will be taken from the F. L. Stevers Funeral home in Mercerville to the late residence where friends may call after 4 p.m., Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 26, 1965
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden

Craig, Frank

In Memory
Frank Craig, eldest son of John and Sarah Gothard Craig was born near Bladen, Ohio, October 28, 1881, departed this life at the Holzer Hospital at 2 a.m. on December 11, 1929, aged 48 years, 1 month and 13 days.
He was united in marriage with Ola Elliott, September 24, 1904 and to this union were born five children, Anna Modene, who died in early childhood; John William, Lawrence, Frances and Orva, who are left to mourn the loss of a loving father. He also leaves his aged mother, two brothers, Arthur and Raymond, both of Bladen and two sisters, Mrs. Chauncey Wise of Raccoon Island, Ohio and Grace at home.
He was sick only a few days and his death came as a shock to the community where he has spent his entire life. He expressed himself saying that he would not recover; but gave himself up to the One who doth all things well. Only a few days of intense suffering, anxiously watched and cared for by those dearest, who did all mortal hands could and he passed beyond human help or need of help. One great consolation to his family is that while yet conscious he repeated these words, "The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want." Though separated here on earth the loved ones can be united in a home above.
He was a charter member of Bladen Lodge No.953, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, ever a faithful and loyal brother.
Though father's voice is hushed and still, remember his kind words of council still lives as a lightpost to guide us over the rough road of life. Our father's step, our father's kiss will never greet us more.

[Note: Buried at Bethel in Ohio Township]

Gallipolis Paper
December 11, 1929
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Craig, Frank

Bladen Man Dies In Hospital Wednesday
Frank Craig, whose home was near Bladen, passed away early Wednesday morning in the Holzer Hospital, where he was admitted Sunday critically ill. Mr. Craig was 48 years old. He is survived by his wife, Ola Craig, and four children, William, Laurence, Frances and Orvie, one daughter, Modena, having preceded him in death. He also leaves his aged mother, Mrs. Sarah Craig, two brothers, Arthur and Raymond Craig, of Bladen and two sisters, Mrs. Chauncey Wise, of Raccoon Island and Grace, at home.
Rev. Waid Radford will conduct the funeral services which will be under the auspices of I. O. O. F. No. 953, of Chambersburg, Friday at 2 p.m. at Bethel. Interment in the cemetery there in charge of F. L. Stevers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, December 11, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron Top of Page

Craig, Gilbert M. Sr.

GALLIPOLIS - Gilbert M. Craig, Sr., 71, of Gallipolis, died Tuesday, November 30, 1999 in Holzer Medical Center. Born October 20, 1928 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, son of the late Sylvester Craig and Mary Elizabeth Cromwell Craig, he retired from the Mississippi Valley Barge Line, where he worked as a cook for over 20 years.
He was currently employed by the Gallia County Council on Aging as a cook at the Gallia County Senior Resource Center. He was a member of the Paint Creek Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and as a Sunday School teacher, the Ancient York Lodge No. 33, the Lucy Ann Chapter of the Eastern Star, and was an active member of the Providence Laymen’s Organization. He was one of the founders of and continued to be active in working and promoting the annual community Thanksgiving dinner.
Surviving are his wife, Charlotte Griffith Craig, a daughter, Gayle (Harvey) Brown of Bidwell; a son, Gilbert (Patricia) Craig, Jr. of Gallipolis; a step-son, Frank Griffith of Gallipolis; five grandchildren, three sisters, Laurena (Clyde) Thompson of Columbus, and Nettie (Edgar) Baxton of Columbus, and Hazel Craig of Parkersburg, West Virginia, and two brothers, Marvin (Connie) Craig of Pomeroy, and Donald Craig of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Lucille Doss Craig, and two brothers, Sidney Craig and William Craig.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 4, 1999 in the Paint Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dennis Hurt and the Rev. Henry Doss, Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. Friday, December 3, 1999, and at the church on Saturday, December 4, 1999, one hour prior to the services. Masonic services will be conducted in the funeral home at 8:30 p.m. Friday, December 3, 1999 by Ancient York Lodge No. 33.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 3, 1999
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Craig, Hannah

Mrs. William Craig, residing back of [missing word] Mill, died last Saturday. She was about 75 years of age and had been ill for sometime. A husband, [missing word] sons and one daughter are left behind. The funeral and burial took place at Providence Church on Sunday afternoon, at 3:00 o'clock.

[Note: born 1828; died May 26, 1899]

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 3, 1899
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Craig, John

Mr. John Craig, of Middleport, formerly of Cheshire, died Wednesday morning. He was a good old colored man with many friends.

[Note: 1841 – Sept. 23, 1896; Age 55. His cause of death was dropsy.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Friday, September 25, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Craig, John

John Craig, highly respected citizen of Bladen, died at his home there on Tuesday of last week. He was 67 years of age and his death followed a paralytic stroke sustained the week before. Funeral services were conducted at the Mt. Zion Church hursday afternoon by Rev. S. S. Denney, burial following in the church cemtery by undertaker Stevers. Mr. Craig, who was a brother-in-law of Noah Clarke, is survived by his widow and five children.

[Note: from stone Born November 4, 1850 - Died May 1, 1918]

Gallipolis paper
May 1, 1918
Transcribed by Irene Blamer

Craig, John

John Craig Dead
Mrs. Frank Scott has received word of the death of her brother John Craig, aged 49, Sunday morning at Athens. He was the son of Mrs. Melinda Craig and formerly lived here and had been in the employ of Dr. Stansbery in Athens for the past twelve years.
Funeral services will be held at the Scott home, 52 Pine St., Tuesday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Eddison, burial in Pine Street.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 27, 1927
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Craig, Joseph W.

Joseph W. Craig Missing In Action
Parents, Living On Chatham Ave., Get Death Message
Another Gallia County boy is believed to have given his life for his country. At any rate Pvt. Joseph W. Craig has been missing in action since Nov. 26 in North African area, according to a telegram received Monday by his parents, Arthur and Dora Mae (Elkins) Craig, 1837 Chatham Ave. Seven weeks had passed since the parents had heard from their only son and youngest child and they were fearful that some serious mishap had befallen him. The death message, which came from Adjutant General Ulio, promised further details if and when they are learned by the War Department.
Pvt. Craig was inducted into the army at Fort Thomas, Ky., last Jan 18. He was a native of Ohio Twp. but the family moved to Gallipolis about three years ago. Besides the parents there are two sisters, Mrs. Hester Gooldin of Monaca, Pa., and Mrs. Hazel Call of Eureka.

Gallipolis Tribune
Transcribed by Lew Casey

Craig, Private Joseph W.

Missing Soldier Pvt. Joe Craig Perished At Sea
Second Announcement Received By Bereaved Parents
The announcement of the death of Private Joseph W. Craig has been received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Craig, 1837 Chatham Avenue, from the War Department.
The young soldier was reported missing in action three months ago and no further word had been received until yesterday when word came that he had been lost when an Allied troop ship was sunk by the enemy. The letter said the accident was in the European war theater and the ship was struck at night and sank rapidly and many American soldiers were among those lost.
Young Craig entered service in January 1943, and the last letter the parents had from him was written Nov. 7, just before he started "across" and he was lost Nov. 26. Due to the necessity of keeping the loss of the ship a secret the parents could not be notified sooner that he was lost.
Pvt. Craig would have been 21 years old in June. In addition to his grief-stricken parents, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. John Gooldin of Monaca, Pa. and Mrs. Merrill Call of Eureka.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin Top of Page

Craig, Ornia Marie

Ornia Marie Craig, youngest daughter of Frank and Ola Craig, was born Aug. 11, 1918, departed this life at her home near Bladen, Ohio Oct 4, 1934 of diptheria, age 16 yrs, 1 mo., 24 days. She leaves to mourn their loss her mother, one sister, Mrs. Aaron Bryan of Glenwood, W. Va., two brothers, John William and Lawrence, at home. She also leaves an aged grandmother and grandfather, Mrs. Sarah Craig and Mr. William Elliott, both of Bladen and a little nephew, Arlin E. Bryan, whom Ornia loved so dearly. Her father and one sister have gone on before.
Ornia was converted and joined Liberty Christian church winter of '32 and lived a true Christian.She was also a member of Bethel M. E. Ladies Aid. None knew her but to love her.

[Note: Buried Bethel Cem, Ohio Tp]

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Craig, Raymond

Bladen Man Found Dead
Raymond Craig, 59, was found dead in a chair at his home on Rt. ? below Bladen Friday evening. He lived alone, and when neighbors saw no light in the house, they investigated. He was found by Mr. and Mrs. Noah Clark, near neighbors and by his only surviving sister, Mrs. Grace Caldwell. Craig had suffered from a head condition and at Thanksgiving time he had visited a relative in Circleville where he took ill. Dr. Donald Warehime, Gallia County coroner, ruled the death as from natural causes.
He was a native of Ohio Twp., where he was born on April 1?, 1899, the son of the late John and Sarah Gothard Craig. He spent his entire life time in this county and his active years were spent in farming.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Zion Baptist church. Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. The body will be taken to his late home this evening where friends may call until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow

Craig, Robert

Robert Craig, a lifelong resident of Ohio Township, died last Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roy Pickett, on Sugar Creek, where he had made his home for some time. His death resulted from a lingering attack of heart disease and hardening of the arteries. He was unconscious for a period of five weeks.
Mr. Craig was past seventy-six years of age, having been born in 1849. On November 24, 1878 he was married to Missouri J. Harbour and to this union seven children were born. His companion died several years ago. Children living are Ezra Craig, Mrs. Orpha Lemon, Mrs. Nellie Pickett, Mrs. Ruba Blake, Mrs. Roxie [indecipherable], all of Ohio township.
Mr. Craig was a son of the late William Craig, a pioneer of that section. He leaves one sister, Mrs. Gusta Wolford, and twenty-five grand children, besides a host of friends.
He was a member of the Christian Church on Swan Creek. The funeral services conducted by Rev. Earl Cremeans were held at the Mt. Zion church Monday evening, with burial in the church cemetery by F. L. Stevers.

[Note: From death certificate - D.May 23, 1925]

Gallipolis paper
May 1925
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall Top of Page

Craig, Sarah Agnes [Gothard]

Sarah Agnes Craig, eldest daughter of D. Perkins and Amanda Harew Gothard, born August 11, 1862, departed this life November 11, 1945 at her home at Bladen, being 83 years 3 months of age. She was united in marriage with John W. Craig, November 7, 1880. To this union was born 7 children, Mary F. and Everett passed away in their childhood. Frank departed December 11, 1929, Maud Wise, September 1, 1936. Those left to mourn her loss are Arthur Craig, Gallipolis, Grace Caldwell of Bladen, Ohio and Raymond Craig at home. Aunt Sara as commonly known was stricken by paralysis 11 years ago was an invalid the past 4 years in which she received very tender care by her son Raymond and others. She remained a member of Mt. Zion church for over 50 years. She leaves 2 brothers. B. H. Gothard of Bidwell, Ohio and David Gothard of Columbus, Ohio, also 2 sisters, Mrs. Roma Johnson of Bladen, Ohio and Mrs. Neva Montgomery of Bladen, Ohio. To mourn her loss she leaves 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren of which 6 grandsons served in overseas services, also a host of nieces and nephews and many friends, and neighbors.

Oh Mother dear how can it be that you have gone away
Your smiling face no more we’ll see until the Judgement Day
For us she toiled with aching limbs, for us shed many a tear
For us our good Moter’s head grew whiter every year
Mother dear has left us, gone from us forevermore
We are longing now to meet her over on the Golden Shore.

Card of Thanks
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the acts of kindness, messages of sympathy, and beautiful floral offerings, received from our friends and neighbors during our recent bereavement in the loss of our mother, Mrs. Sarah Craig
-The Children and Grandchildren

Mrs. Sarah Craig, wife of the late John W. Craig, died Sunday at 1:30 p.m. after a long illness. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Gothard, she was born in this county 83 years ago and spent her entire life here. She is survived by two sons, Arthur of Gallipolis, and Raymond at home; a daughter, Mrs. Grace Caldwell of Eureka; two sisters, Mrs. Grant Johnson of Bladen and Mrs. Nora Montgomery of Eureka; two brothers, Ben Gothard of Bidwell and David Gothard of Columbus; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchidlren.
Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Earl Cremeens Wenesday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist church (Swan Creek). Burial in the church yard by F. L. Stevens.

[Note: d. 11/11/1945]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
(no date)
Transcribed by Candy (Hulbert) Ditkowski

Cramer, Sophia

Mrs. Sophie Cramer, wife of Mr. Wm. Cramer, of Morgan township, died Friday morning aged about 53 years. She is reported to have a cancer in her stomach. She was a good Christian woman and left a husband and a married son to mourn their loss.

[Note: 1844: Sept. 25, 1896; Age 52 yrs. 10 mos. Findagrave has her age as 51 yrs. 10 mos. 28 days. She is buried in Campaign Cemetery in Addison Twp.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Saturday, September 26, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Crane, Marshall W.

Marshall W. Crane, second son of the late Col. Wm. B. Crane, died of paretonites [sic] at his residence in Terra Alta, WV, on Thursday morning, Sept. 22, 1887, at 4 o'clock. He was taken sick suddenly on Monday night the 12th and gradually grew worse until death relieved his suffering.
He was born Feb. 18, 1858 and was consequently in the 29th year of his age. Mr. Crane was quite young at the death of his father and since that time has managed their large estate with marked ability.
The Terra Alta Times says: Mr. Crane professed conversation a few hours before his death and although his agony in his dying hour was intense, he bore up bravely and sank to glee in the arms of his Saviour. His remains were interred under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias, of which order he was an honored member, in the Oakland Cemetery on Friday, Sept. 22, 1887, at 8 o'clock p.m.
A large concourse of people went from here to the funeral. He was a brother of our fellow townsman, Mr. Crane of the firm of Bostus & Crane.

Gallipolis Journal
Oct. 5, 1887
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Crawford, Emory

Emory Crawford Called by Death
Emory Crawford, 79, died at about 7 p.m. Friday at the Fox Rest Home, First Ave., after a long illness -- bedfast two years. Son of Jacob and Missouri Houck Crawford, decedent was born April 13, 1873, probably in Guyan Twp.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Mercerville Baptist Church, the Rev. E. V. Cremeens officiating. C. R. Halley will bury the body in the old Mercerville Cemetery. A farmer, Mr. Crawford handled a team of oxen for plowing. Only known relative is a cousin, O. C. Earwood, Huntington.

Gallia Times
Saturday, July 19, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Crawford, Sandra

Friends’ Efforts Fail…Sandra Dies In Sleep
Sandra Crawford, 5, Kanauga, died quietly in her sleep at 11:30 p.m. Saturday of a blood disease ending efforts of neighbors in Kanauga and friends in Point Pleasant and Gallipolis to save her life by providing medical treatment.
Life of the child wavered during the week. During the early part of the week she was considered critical, but after a trip to Holzer Hospital and another blood transfusion, rallied for a day or so but her condition reversed again.
She leaves a widowed mother, Mrs. Marjorie Crawford, Kanauga; a sister, Marvena, 6 and a widowed grandmother, Mrs. H. S. Crawford, Point Pleasant. The father was drowned in the Ohio River about two years ago. The paternal grandfather is Edwin Vance, Kanauga.
Sandra was born Nov. 26, 1946 in Point Pleasant. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Fairhaven Methodist Church, Kanauga, where she attended Sunday School. The Rev. J. P. Keefer, Point Pleasant, will officiate. Pallbearers will be Leo Hartwell, Olen Litchfield, Walter Schoonover, and Dann O. Tabor. Burial will be in Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 11, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cremeans, Elsie Pearl

In the early hours of the morning an angel was sent from Heaven to welcome our loved one home. What pleasure it gives her loved ones today to know she is proceeding on her journey under the care of Him who said, " I am the Way, the Truth and the Light."
Elsie Pearl Cremeans, daughter of Victor and Ruth Vance Cremeans was born August 2, 1928, departed this life April 18, 1871, her age being 42 years, 8 months, and 16 days. On July 12, 1946, she was united in marriage to Raymond J. Taylor and to this union was born one daughter, Mrs. John (Rayma Pearl) Devault of Crystal Lake, Illinois. Besides her husband and daughter she leaves one sister, Mrs. Clarence (Opal) Jones, Gallipolis, Ohio, one step-mother (Edith Slack Cremeans) of Belle, W. Va. , and many other relatives and friends. Her father, mother, one brother and one sister preceded her in death.
For many weeks Elsie fought bravely to regain her health, and all that loving hands and medical skill could do was done for her, but to no avail. During her long illness she never murmured or complained. She was a devout wife and mother living not for her own interest but for the interest of her loved ones. She longed to go back to her home in Illinois but God saw fit to take her from her suffering and she died at the home of her mother-in-law in Addison who so tenderly helped to care for her.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No date
Transcribed by Charles Wright Top of Page

Cremeans, Ettie M. [Villars]

VINTON - Ettie M. Cremeans, 92, Rout 2 Vinton, died Saturday at Pinecrest Care Center. The daughter of the late George and Charlotte Holley Villars, she was born March 20, 1897 in Mason County, W.Va. Her husband, John Henderson Cremeans and two infant daughters preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons and their wives, Worthy and Opal Scarberry Cremeans of Vinton, and Richard and Beulah Mount Cremeans of Newport Richey, Fla.; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was a member of Vinton Baptist Church, where services will be conducted Tuesday, 11 a.m., the Rev. Marvin Sallee officiating. Burial follows in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton on Monday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

[Note: Died July 15, 1989]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Cremeens, Alfred W.

Death Claims A. W. Cremeens
Alfred W. (Bud) Cremeens, 78, lifelong resident and beloved citizen of Harrison Twp., died at the home of his son Harold Cremeens on Portsmouth Rd., Tuesday evening about 8 o'clock, following a lingering illness.
Mr. Cremeens whose failing health since last October has been the source of great concern to his family and friends was, together with Mrs. Cremeens, taken to the home of his son about four weeks ago, where his condition gradually worsened.
The decedent was born June 11, 1872 to the late Henry and Angeline Tope Cremeens and had spent practically all of his long life in Harrison Twp. He was married to the former Miss Dora Minor in 1892 and to this union six children were born, three preceded him in death.
Mr. Cremeens was a well known and highly respected farmer, and had owned and lived on what was known as the old Andrew Berridge farm on Clay Lick for many years. He had an exemplary life and had been a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church since an early age.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by the following children: Mrs. Walter Danner of Northup, Rev. Jennings Cremeens of Eureka and Harold, at whose home he died. Also surviving are the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Will Saunders and Mrs. Melvin Ulrey of Columbus, Mrs. Elmer Walters of Northup, Rev. Chester Cremeens of Mercerville and Rev. Earl Cremeens, Northup. Seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren also survive.
The body will be at the residence of the son on Portsmouth Rd. after 7 o'clock this evening where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at the Northup Baptist Church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. Rav Beagle officiating. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery by Phillips', funeral directors.

[Note: From death certificate date of death March 13, 1951.]

Newspaper (prob. March 1951, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Cremeens file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders

Cremeens, Audra

Audra Cremeens
Audra Cremeens, 75 Route 1, Patriot, died Monday afternoon in Lawrence County General Hospital, Ironton, having been in failing health for the past five months.Born Aug. 15, 1907 at Waterloo, daughter of the late John and Octavia Delaney Straight, she was a member of Flagg Springs United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Cremeens, in 1981 and by a son, two brothers and two sisters. Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Melwood (Maybelle) Criswell of Ironton, a son, Ray of Ironton Star Route; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Flagg Springs United Methodist Church, with Rev. Carl Morris officiating. Burial will be in Flagg Springs Cemetery. Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 2, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown Top of Page

Cremeens, Elsie Ruth [Vance]

Mrs. V. Cremeens Dies At Addison
Daughter Of M. N. Vance---Funeral At 2 Tuesday
Elsie Ruth Cremeens, wife of Victor Cremeens, died at 7:15 Saturday night at their home in Addison. She was in her 51st year and had been ill two years. Death resulted from tuberculosis.
Decedent was a native of Addison Twp., a daughter of M. N. Vance, and her birthdate was May 3, 1895. Her mother was Eva Rife Vance.
She was a member of the Baptist Church and is survived by her husband and three children, Donald, Opal and Elsie, all of Addison. There are three sisters and one brother, Flossie Price, Gallipolis Rt. 1, Opal Clendinen, Troy, O., Mildred Barton, Severn, W. Va., and Wade Vance, Marietta. There are also five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday at the Addison Baptist Church, with Rev. Earl and Rev. Jennings Cremeens in charge. Burial at Poplar Ridge by J. L. Coleman & Son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Monday, October 22, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Cremeens, George
Cremeens, Margaret [Hively]

George Cremeens, son of Eureka and Nancy Cremeens, was born June 5, 1865, and passed away at his home in Addison January 8, 1947, aged 81 years, 7 months and 3 days. His wife, Margaret Hively, daughter of Sarah Jane and John Hively, was born in Harrison Township, Gallia County, March 4, 1877; aged 69 years, 10 months, 5 days, passed away suddenly just 28 hours after her husband. She is survived by one brother, Randal Hively, of Huntington, and one sister, Mrs. Andrews Cremeens, of Huntington.
They were united in marriage February 13, 1895, were baptized and united with the Baptist Church at the same time, and for fifty-two years shared life's sorrows and joys together. They leave to mourn their loss the following children: Victor of Addison; Bryan of Gallipolis; Mrs. Leslie Lemley, Cheshire R.D. They also leave nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Having sought and accepted their saviour when quite young, they lived devoted Christian lives; were members of the Addison Baptist Church, which they attended as long as health permitted. Grandpa and Grandma were good neighbors, kind and devoted father and mother to their children and grand-children, and always found great pleasure in having them in their home.

Shall we doubt our Father's mercy?
Shall we think of death as doom?
Or the stepping o'er the threshold
To a bigger, brighter room?

Shall we blame our Father's wisdom?
Shall we sit enswathed in gloom
When we know our lives are happy
Waiting in the other room?

Father had been in failing health for many months and bore it with great patience, while mother passed away very suddenly while busy in preparing for the return of her husband. Both trusted in Him who said, "I go to prepare a place for you, that where I am. there ye may be also." Our loss is great, yet may we submit to the Master's will and say, "They will be done."

We have met together, Dad,
Just to bid our last farewell,
And our hearts are nearer breaking
Then our mortal tongues can tell;
As we sit here in deep sadness
while our though roams o'er the years,
We recall the many pleasures
Though our eyes are filled with tears.

We recall when we were youngsters
How we played about your knee;
How you told us all of Jesus,
How He came to set us free.
We recall the open fireplace
Where we sat from day to day,
It was there you read the Bible,
And 'twas there for us you'd pray.

Now you've gone to be with Jesus,
Over on the other shore,
And to be with other loved ones
Who have gone on long years before.
Goodbye, Daddy, till we see you
Over on the golden shore,
where no parting words are spoken
And goodbyes are said no more.

Oh, Mother dear, Oh! can it be
That you have gone away?
That your dear face no more we'll see
Until the judgement day?

How many weary, wakeful nights
We caused our mother dear.
When we were little children
Yet too young to know her care!

For us she toiled with aching limbs;
For us shed many tear;
For us that dear, good mother's head
Grew whiter every year.

And still as years rolled by
We thoughtless caused the pain;
But mother, patient, faithful, true,
Stood by us just the same.

But the spirit of our mother
Is not beneath the sod.
Oh, no! our blessed mother
Has gone to live with God.

Then why should we, their children,
Grieve that they have gone to rest?
Their Heavenly Father called them,
And He knows what is best.

[Note: Buried Poplar Ridge, Cheshire Twp.]

Gallipolis paper
January 1947
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith Top of Page

Cremeens, Horace Donald

Victims of the Bridge
The body of Horace Donald Cremeens, 49, Addison, was recovered at 1:30 pm Sunday from the Ohio River at the scene of the Silver Bridge disaster. Mr Cremeens was born January 22, 1918 in Ohio. He was a laborer at the Marietta Mfg. Plant. He was a member of the Baptist Church, Addison, the American Legion Post, Pt. Pleasant, a veteran of World War 2. He was the son of the late Victor and Ruth Cremeens.
Survivors include his wife Hazel; two daughters, Donna, at home, and Mrs. Charles (Vivian) Taylor, Addison; two sisters, Mrs. Raymond (Elsie) Taylor, Chicago, and Mrs. Clarence (Opal) Jones, Gallipolis, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 12:30 pm from Poplar Ridge Church with the Rev. John Jeffers officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Ridge cemetery. Friends may call at Rawlings Coats funeral home anytime

Daily Tribune, Gallipolis, OH
Monday, December 18, 1967
Transcribed by Cheryl A. Enyart

Cremeens, Ina E.

In Memory
Ina E. Fillinger Cremeens, daughter of A.M. and Rosetta Fillinger, was born Dec. 22, 1902; departed this life March 9, 1931, aged 28 years 2 months and 17 days of age.
She was united in marriage to Harold Cremeens, Oct 8, 1921. To this union two children were born, Marland, age 9 years, at home and an infant having preceded her to the Great Beyond. She leaves to mourn their loss her husband and son Marland, her father, mother, two brothers, Ferry of Leaper and Carl at home and six sisters, Wealthy Dewitt, Gallipolis; Gertie Swain, Leaper; Belva Jones, Crown City; Zenia, Audrey and Fern at home; one sister, Retha Tipton and one brother, Clarance Fillinger, having preceded her in death, and a host of relatives and friends.
Ina made her peace with God at the age of 18 years and left assurances with friends that her home is with God. All that human hands and loving hearts or human skill could do was done. She bore her suffering with Christian fortitude until the message of God came to take her home to Heaven. We weep not, because she is free from suffering and pain, but because we loved her and shall miss her so, for none knew her but to love her.

After years of toil for others
And at last a bed of pain,
You are sleeping, best of Mothers,
And we long for you in vain.

The Lord took you from us,
It was his Holy will,
And left in our hearts a vacancy
Which no one else can fill.

But in our saddest moments,
Our happy thoughts hold sway,
We will meet again, dear Mother,
And be happy some sweet day.

Funeral services were conducted at the Mt. Pleasant Church by Rev. Ira Sheets with burial at Hopewell Cemetery under the direction of A.E. Tope.

Gallipolis Paper
March 9, 1931
Transcribed by F.K. Brown Top of Page

Cremeens, ____________ [infant]

Mr. Wm. Cremeens, of Harrison township, lost a little 3-year-old daughter last week that was buried Sunday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Tuesday, March 23, 1897
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Cremeens, Levi Leslie

L. L. Cremeens Illness Fatal
Succumbs At Home In Mercerville
Levi Leslie Cremeens, 72, generally known as Lee Cremeens, died at 11:25 today at his home in Mercerville. His condition had been hopeless for months and his ailment was cancer of the liver. For four days he had taken no nourishment and failed to recognize loved ones who constantly remained near his bedside.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Thursday at the Mercerville Church, with Rev. Llewellyn Saunders of Kitts Hill and Rev. Calvin Whaley of Southpoint in charge. Burial in Ridgelawn Cemetery by F. L. Stevers.
Mr. Cremeens, a former Democratic member of the Gallia County Board of Elections is survived by his wife and these four children: Raymond Cremeens, local barber; Ferrell Cremeens, Huntington...[rest cut off]

[Note: from stone 1878 - 1950]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No date
Transcribed by Jean Yount

Cremeens, Margaret

Mrs. G. Cremeens Dies While Readying Home For Husband's Casket
Unusual Tragedy Occurs At Addison Where Mr. Cremeens Died Wednesday-
Double Funeral Will Be Held At 2 Saturday At Addison

Just as the Cremeens home at Addison was being prepared for the casket containing the body of George W. Cremeens to be brought in, Mrs. Cremeens suffered a heart attack and died within 10 or 15 minutes. This occurred between 9:30 and 10 this morning. A call was telephoned to Dr. Donald Warehime of this city, but Mrs. Cremeens passed away five or more minutes before he arrived there.
The body of Mr. Cremeens who died in that home early Wednesday, had been brought there from Bidwell by Undertakers J. L. Coleman and son, Vernon. With Mrs. Cremeens help, the household was arranged for receipt of the casket, and in a minute or two it would have been brought in through a window. Then, suddenly, Mrs. Cremeens, who had been quite spry and active as usual, collapsed. She was conscious for several minutes thereafter and made some remark to the elder Coleman.
It had been intended to hold funeral services for Mr. Cremeens at 2 p.m. Friday. After Mrs. Cremeens death that arrangement was canceled, and it was decided to hold a double funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Addison Baptist Church, of which Mr. and Mrs. Cremeens were members. Rev. E. V. Cremeens and Rev. Raymond Fife will officiate. Burial will be in Poplar Ridge Cemetery.
Mr. Cremeens was in his 82nd year and Mrs. (Margaret) Cremeens would have been 70 next March 4. He was the last survivor of the 16 children of Elkanah and Nancy Canterbury Cremeens.
Mrs. Cremeens was a daughter of John and Jennie Barcus Hively.
They were united in marriage Feb. 12, 1895, and are survived by these three children; Victor Cremeens, Addison; Bryan Cremeens, upper Second Ave., Gallipolis, and Pearl Cremeens, Cheshire. Before moving to Addison the family lived on Poplar Ridge.

[Note: From death certificate date of death January 9, 1947.]

Newspaper ( prob. January 1947, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Cremeens file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders

Cremeens, Nannie W.

In memory of Nannie W. Cremeens, daughter of Sylvester and Nancy Cremeens, who departed this life April 16th, 1894, aged 19 years, 10 months and 11 days after a long and painful illness. During her sickness she was always cheerful and patient but God knew best and came and took the loving one from our midst. She united with the Missionary Baptist church in 1887 and remained a faithful Christian until death. None knew her but to love her and speak her name in praise. She was ever ready to take up her cross and do all she could to help the cause of Christ along. She leaves a father and brother and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss, but their loss is her gain. She has finished the work God gave her to do until God said it was enough here below and called her up home to meet her mother who has been waiting for her over on the other shore. Funeral services took place at Mount Carmel Church, conducted by Rev. John Houck, John Greer and C. B. Cofer after which they laid her to rest in the White Cemetery to await the Judgment day.

[Note: A poetic verse was inserted here in the original, signed by” Cousin Annie,” but much of it was obscured.]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday May 23, 1894
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Cremeens, William

William Cremeens, 79, Dies in Cheshire Tp.
William Cremeens, 79, died Tuesday afternoon at his home in Cheshire township. He had been in poor health for several weeks. He is survived by his wife and four sons. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Second Kyger Baptist Church.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Poplar Ridge Correspondence
Thursday, March 24, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Creuzet, Genevive

Mrs. Genevive Creuzet, wife of Charles Creuzet, Esq., died in this city, very suddenly, last Thursday morning in the 77th year of her age. Her sickness was so short that many of the neighbors were ignorant of it until the startling announcement of her death reached them. Mrs. Creuzet was born in Lyons, France, and came to this country about the year 1813, and settled in New York. Here, in 1816, she was married to Mr. Creuzet, and in 1817 they came to Gallipolis, where they have ever since resided. Mrs. C. was a most estimable lady, kind and forgiving in all the duties of life, and universally esteemed and respected. Her funeral took place Sunday afternoon, from the family residence, and was attended by a large crowd of sympathizing friends.

The Gallipolis Journal
February 24, 1870
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Crews, John David

Crews Rites Tuesday
John David Crews, 83, Kanauga, died in Holzer Hospital at 8:10 a.m. Sunday, where he had been a patient for eight days. He was born in Mason county April 1, 1876, to Ace and Delilah Lilly Crews. One of seven children, he is survived by a brother and sister, Milton S. Crews of New Castle, Pa., and Mrs. Sarah Eperly of Richmond, Va. Four brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
Mr. Crews attended Mason county schools and was a farmer until his retirement. His marriage to the former Edith Lilly took place Dec. 15, 1896. She is a native of Raleigh county, W. Va., and they were the parents of ten children. She survives along with two sons and two daughters, Arthur Crews and Mrs. C. B. (Myrtle) Little, both of Huntington, Basil Crews of Patriot and Mrs. Virgie Pierotti of Gallipolis. Five sons and a daughter preceded him. There are seventeen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Zoa, W. Va. Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 1: p.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Howard G. Young will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s after 7: p.m. Monday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 6, 1959
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron Top of Page

Criner, Charles

Charles S. Criner, 49, Athalia, died Sunday around 8 a.m. in General Hospital, Cincinnati. He had suffered severe burns in an accident in Lawrence County last Friday.
He was born Dec. 20, 1927, in Mason County, W. Va., son of the late Charles Edward and Nona Henry Criner. He had worked on tow boats and was a riverman all his life. He never married.
He is survived by three brothers, Lewis, Columbus; William, Middleport and Leroy, Beckley, W. Va.; five sisters, Mrs. Ernestine Moodispaugh, Middleport; Mrs. Les (Lecta) Bush, Gallipolis; Mrs. Hazel Walker, Columbus; Mrs. Virginia Allen, Columbus and Mrs. Jewell Fields, Hartford, W. Va. He attended schools in West Virginia.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals with Rev. Ron Adams officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Pallbearers will be Dorsil McCoy, Roger Bush, James Bush, Robert Bush, Theodore Bailey and Doug Bean.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 23, 1977, Pg. 10
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner

Criner, Daniel

DIED - In Harrison township, on the 28th ult., of consumption, Daniel Criner, aged 65 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 8, 1852
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Criner, Dortha Belle

Dorothy Belle Criner, three months old child died at the home of her parents, at Gallipolis Ferry Wednesday at 7:30 a. m. She is survived by her parents, and many relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the late home by Rev. Wamsley, burial in Pine street cemetery by A. E. Tope.

[Note: 6/15/1929 – 9/11/1929; Age 2 mos. 26 das. She was the daughter of Rudie & Lena Walker Criner.]

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our friends for their kindness and sympathy during our great bereavement, also Rev. Wamsley for good sermon, also undertaker Tope for his service.
Mr. and Mrs. Rudie Criner.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, September 13, 1929
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner

Criner, James

In Loving Memory
Of James A. Criner, who departed this life May 24, 1905, aged 27 years, 3 months.
He was the son of William and Elizabeth Criner, the latter preceding him about five years ago. He was attending the Rio Grande College at the time of his death, had just finished a recitation at about 8 o'clock Wednesday, when he was suddenly seized with apoplexy. He went directly to his room at Mr. Shier's where he was found at 9:45 lying upon the floor unconscious. He never regained consciousness and passed away at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. He was brought to his home on Thursday, and his funeral was preached at Mina Chapel Friday afternoon, by Rev. H.B. Lewis, the interment following at Mound Hill cemetery. His death was a great shock to all his relatives and friends. James was of a kind and gentle dispostion, loved and esteemed by all who knew him. He was converted and united with the M.E. church last winter during the revival at Rocky Hill, Jackson Co. O., and lived a faithful christian. When death enters our home and takes our loved ones, it is hard to say God's will be done. He will be sadly missed by all his friends, but his soul will be at rest.

A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
One more mound to watch and tend,
One more grave to plant with flowers,
One more angel up in heaven,
Dwelling there amid Eden's bowers.
Though we are so sad and lonely,
And our souls in grief bow down,
Yet we'll try to bear it meekly,
Hoping we may wear a crown.
The last goodby's are spoken,
Poor James is laid away
To rest within his narrow bed,
To sleep till Judgment Day.
Farewell James but not forever,
We hope to meet on yonder shore,
Where with loved ones thou art waiting,
We will meet to part no more.
A Friend

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 30 1905
Transcribed by Henny Evans Top of Page

Criner, Lena [Walker]

GALLIPOLIS - Lena Walker Criner, 86, 14 Cruzet St., Gallipolis, died Friday, Sept. 4, 1992, at her residence. She was a homemaker. She was born Oct. 20, 1905 in Henderson, W.Va., daughter of the late Charles Walker and Iva Henry Walker Lee.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Phyllis) Rowland of Gallipolis; two sons, Odell Criner of Columbus, and Ervin Criner of Hilliard; two brothers, Lee Walker of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va. and Forrest Lee of Pomeroy; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy Criner, on Jan. 1, 1991; three infant children; three sisters; and one brother.
Graveside services will be held 2: p.m. Sunday at Pine Street Cemetery, with the Rev. Leland Allman and the Rev. Everett Delaney officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
Sunday, September 6, 1992
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner

Criner, Prudence

Mrs. Criner Dead
Mrs. W. H. Criner died at her home in East Gallipolis Sunday evening at the age of 70. Mrs. Criner had been ill only a short time, her death resulting from the effects of a goiter. She was preceded by her husband in death eleven years, but is survived by six children; Edward, Sherman and Rudy Criner and Mrs. Lon Valentine of Gallipolis, Curtis of Columbus and Mrs. Frank Burns of Parkersburg, W.Va.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2: p.m. at Episcopal M. E. Church on Upper Second Avenue. Burial in Pine Street Cemetery in charge of Wetherholt & Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 27, 1931
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner Top of Page

Criner, Rossie

Rossie Criner
Near Chambersburg, Gallia County, Ohio, on Tuesday, May 22, 1888, Rossie, son of Wm. and P. Criner, aged 3 years, two months and seven days. The lot of Divine Providence has been cast into the family lap and Rossie, the second born, the loved and cherished is taken.

Dearest Rossie, cherished one,
How we miss thee now at home;
Father, mother and brothers
All mourn thy loss forever.

Now our home is filled with sadness,
And our hearts are full of woe;
As we see the vacant place,
Tears unbidden still will fall.

A gentle voice has called him,
Unto the Saviour's breast,
And safe within those loving arms,
Our precious darling rests.

They knew not how Rossie was loved,
Till his spirits has gone above;
T'was when they realized he had gone,
Never to them will he return.

Father, weep not for Rossie dear,
Think, oh think, that he is ever near,
Watching each of your footsteps strod,
Nearing, yes nearing, Heaven and God.

Mother, dry up thy tears, and think,
He has passed the winter's brink,
Think of Rossie on that brighter throne;
Waiting, waiting for thee to come.

Sickness and pain are felt no more,
Death never enters on that shore,
Rossie in Jesus now doth sleep,
While watch with him the angels keep.

Emmie McClain

Gallipolis Paper
May 22,, 1888
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Criner, Rudy

Rudy Criner, 92, of 14 Cruzet Street, Gallipolis, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 1991 at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, W.Va. He retired in 1969 as a carpenter at the Gallipolis Development Center.
He was born Dec. 8, 1898 in Mason County, W.Va. to the late William and Prudence Crouse Criner.
He is survived by his wife, Lena Walker Criner, whom he married on Feb. 16, 1929 in Gallipolis. He is also survived by one daughter; Mrs. Herbert (Phyllis) Rowland, Gallipolis; two sons: Odell Criner, Columbus; and Ervin Criner, Hilliard; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Three children preceded him in infancy, along with four brothers, Sherman, Curtis, Edward and Ross, and two sisters, Ethel Burns and Cora Valentine.
Graveside services will be held Friday at 2: p.m. at the Pine Street Cemetery with the Rev. Leland Allman and Rev. Everett Delaney officiating. Burial will be at the Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Willis Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 2, 1991
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner Top of Page

Criner, Sherman B.

Criner Rites Scheduled For Sunday Afternoon
Funeral services for Sherman Bert Criner will be held at Mina Chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday, under the auspices of Lafayette Post No. 27, with the Rev. H. M. Smith officiating. Burial will be made in Mina Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from Lafayette Post.
The body is at the late home 1537 Eastern Ave., where friends may call until time of funeral.

[Note: W. Va. Pvt. 142 Co. Trans Corps WW I]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 19, 1950
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner

Criner, Vernie

Death of Vernie Criner
The little two-year-old son, Vernie, of Mr. and Mrs. John and Ina Criner, of Green township, near Mina Chapel, died Saturday night Oct. 31, 1908, of spinal meningitis. The funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. T. F. Carey Monday afternoon and burial by Wetherholt at Mina Chapel.

Gallipolis Bulletin
November 6, 1908
Vol. XLI No. 30
Transcribed by Jan Rader

Criner, William H.

W.H. Criner Dead
Mr. W. H. Criner of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., passed away at his home Sunday at 6:30 p.m. after a two weeks’ illness with Bright’s disease.
Mr. Criner was 60 years of age and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Prudence Criner, and six children, Edward of Gallipolis Ferry, Curtis of Columbus, Mrs. Lon Valentine of this city and Sherman, Ethel and Rudy at home.
The funeral services will be held at Epworth M.E. Church Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. with burial following at Pine Street Cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune, Gallipolis, Ohio
August 22, 1920
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner Top of Page

Crispin, Nannie

Mrs. Nannie Crispin was born in Gallia Co., Ohio, June 18, 1859, where she lived with her parents until the year 1872, when with her parents she moved to Fayette Co., O. She was married in her 19th year to Marion Crispin. She was left a widow at an early age. At the time of her death, January 19, 1892, she was living with her uncle, Amos Troth, at Gallipolis. She leaves three small children, four brothers, three sisters, and both her parents to mourn her loss. Nannie was beloved by all who knew her--being of a warm and genial disposition; having a pleasant word for every one.

Alone in silence and in sorrow
We are left to weep and mourn,
Since death has taken our dear sister--
The light and life and joy of home.

That loved for most of us so dear,
Greets not our (?) as of yore;
Sad, (?)this time of ours
Since our dear sister is here no more.

Dearest sister, God hath called thee,
That left us here in grief,
Yet we hope in heaven to meet thee--
Meet thee and no more to weep.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Jan. 30, 1892
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Crocker, Marie F.

Mrs. M. A. Crocker Died at Brooksville, PA.
Mrs. Marie F. Crocker died Thursday, Feb. 8, 1923, at Brooksville, Pa. The body accompanied by her adopted daughter Mrs. Bernice Pence arrived Saturday evening. Mrs. Crocker was in her 70th year and is survived by her adopted daughter. Her husband died several years ago. The services were held at the G. J. Wetherholt undertaking parlors Sunday noon by Rev. John Glenn. Interment followed at Mound Hill under direction of J. G. Wetherholt & Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 12, 1923
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Cromley, Earl

Earl Cromley, Prominent Farmer, Civic Leader Found Dead Sunday
Earl Cromley, 66, a farmer residing on Rt. 554 between Bidwell and Rio Grande, died very suddenly Sunday evening. He was exercising his dog in a field near the family home when his death took place. When darkness fell and the dog came home alone, the neighbors started a search and he was found in the field at 7 p.m.
Mr. Cromley, a prominent farmer, was quite active in the affairs of the county and at the time of his death was a member of the Gallia County Board of Education, a post he had held for several years. He was active in many farm organizations and was a progressive farmer. A native of this county, he had spent his early years in Gallipolis and at one time was in charge of the horse drawn fire equipment of the city and an expert driver.

Moves to Nitro
Shortly after the department became mechanized, he moved to Nitro, WV, where he was employed for several years. He returned to Gallia County in 1942 and operated the old John McCarley farm near Harrisburg until his retirement and removed to Bidwell.
He was born in Gallipolis on Aug. 28, 1892 and survivors of his immediate family are Mrs. Nellie E. Birch of Bidwell and Justine Cromley of Findlay.
Cromley served in WWI and was in France for 18 months. He was married to the former Goldie Gold on July 16, 1917 and she survives.

Taught Sunday School
He was a member of the Harris Grand and Harris Baptist Church, where he taught the young peoples Sunday School class for the past 15 years.
Funeral services will be held at the Harris Baptist Church at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. Alfred Holley will officiate and Lafayette Post, American Legion will have a part in services. Burial will follow in Pine Street Cemetery under the direction of the McCoy Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

[Note: Died Dec 28; buried Dec. 30, 1958]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown Top of Page

Cromley, George E. (Dottie)

Pacific Veteran Dies At 44
George E. (Dottie) Cromley, 44, a Gallipolis native, died in Cincinnati Veterans Hospital at 10:30 a.m. Monday. He was a veteran of the Pacific campaign in World War II and was wounded in action on New Guinea and never fully recovered from his war injuries. He had in recent years been a patient in the Chillicothe hospital and in recent months had been at Ft. Thomas prior to his final illness.
Cromley was born in Gallipolis on April 3, 1914 and was the adopted son of George and Samantha Cromley. His late adopted father was a former member of the Gallipolis police department. He attended Gallipolis schools, and with the outbreak of World War II enlisted in the U. S. Air Force.
He is survived by a half-brother, William Cromley, and two aunts and an uncle, Mrs. Grant Long, Mrs. Ray Johnson and Nelson Cromley, all of Gallipolis.
Funeral services for him will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Vernon Shafer will officiate and burial will follow in Pine street cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s until the hour of the services. The VFW will supply pall bearers and the Lafayette Post, American Legion will furnish a color guard and firing squad for the last rites.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, August 13, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cromley, James M.

Dr. James M. Cromley died at his residence in Gallipolis on Sunday morning, January 5, at five o’clock. He had been sick for some time past. Dr. Cromley was a resident physician in Gallipolis for thirty-three years. He leaves a wife and six children -- two sons and four daughters.

[Note: Pine Street Cemetery 6/16/1814 - 1/5/1876, (however d. date should be 1/5/1873)]

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Wednesday, January 8, 1873
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron Top of Page

Cromley, William

Death of William Cromley
After an illness of nearly two years, from kidney and dropsy troubles, William Cromley died at 4 o’clock last Wednesday morning in the 68th year of his age. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday afternoon from his late residence. The burial was at the old cemetery [Pine St.], conducted by Undertaker Wetherholt.
Mr. Cromley came to Gallipolis when a young man, and followed the business of a wagon maker until a few years since, when failing health prevented. He was a brother of Mr. Frank A. Cromley. His wife and seven children survive him.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, July 9, 1892

Cromley, William

Death of William Cromley
Mr. Wm. Cromley, sick for the past twenty months but totally disabled for the past three weeks with kidney trouble and dropsy died at 4 o’clock this morning in his 68th year. He left a widow and children, Frank, Mrs. F. R. Hasler, of Jackson, Mrs. Mary Poling, of Jackson, Edward of Jackson, Mrs. August Reinwald of Huntington, Samuel of Mason county, W. Va., and Charles and George of this city. He was a brother of Mr. Frank Cromley and has been a resident of this city since a young man.
He was a wagon maker and learned his trade here and followed the business until of late years, when he had not the health to follow it. He was a good citizen, good husband and affectionate father, beloved by all.
His funeral services will be conducted at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon from his late residence. The burial will be by Wetherholt at the old Cemetery. He was a member of the Gallipolis Fire Department and it is likely there will be a large turnout of the members.

The Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, July 13, 1892
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cromlish, Arnold Richards

Rev. Arnold Richards Cromlish
Rev. Arnold Richards Cromlish, 87, of Gallipolis, went to be with his Lord Friday evening July 14, 2000 at his residence. Born Jan. 25, 1913 in Gallia County, he was the son of the late Harry Max Cromlish and the late Ora Lanthorne Cromlish.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife,Reva Marie Moore Cromlish, by an infant son, Terry Cromlish and two sisters, Hilda and Gertrude and by three brothers, Howard, Kenneth and an infant brother.
He was a minister with the Church of God, having served in various churches in Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia and Minnesota.
Cromlish is survived by his second wife, Eloise Taylor Cromlish, two daughters, Dottie (Howard) Towle of Los Angeles, CA; Linda (Rollin) Yeakle of Midland, MI; one son, David (Suzanne) Cromlish of Glendale, AZ; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; one brother, William "Buss" Cromlish of Gallipolis and two sisters, Anna Belle Martin of Springfield and Faye Manely of Middleport.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of God, with Rev. Paul Voss officiating. Burial will follow in Providence Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home on Monday from 2:30-5 and 7-9 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday one hour prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Jim and Craig Yeakle, Dan Fontanz, Harry Lee Fellure, Marion Caldwell and Roger Saunders. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to either the Church of God Building Fund or to Holzer Hospice.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 2000
Transcribed by F.K. Brown Top of Page

Cromlish, Belle [Houck]

Mrs. Cromlish, 80, Died This Morning
Funeral Is Set For 2 [o'clock] Wednesday Ohio Chapel
Mrs. Belle Houck Cromlish, age 80 years and 12 days, died at 6:40 this morning at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, J.L. and Edith Kemp, about a mile below the Gallipolis corporation line on Garfield Ave. Death was from heart trouble, after Mrs. Cromlish had been bedfast for 12 days.
Decedent was born and reared in Clay Township and for the last 34 years had lived with the Kemps, who live back on the slope from Elmer Haffelt's home.
Three other children beside Mrs. Kemp survive Mrs. Cromlish; Harry and Willie Cromlish of Gallipolis; Mrs. George Finley of Bladen; also 17 grandchildren and 13 g-grandchildren; a brother, George Houck, Columbus; a half-brother, Wilbur Force and a half-sister, Mrs. Della Myers, both of Gallipolis.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday.

[Note: Stone..Mound Hill 1863-1943. Death Certificate...Mary Bell Cromlish born Jan. 6, 1863; died Jan. 18, 1943. Parents Warren Houck and Elizabeth Hall]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Cromlish, David B.(See obituary for Roger Lee Cromlish Sr. below)

Cromlish, Harry M.

Death Claimed Mr. Cromlish This Morning
Harry M. Cromlish, 78, a retired painter and resident of Lower River Road died at 9:20 a.m. today in Holzer Hospital. He had been a patient for 16 days and had been in failing health for ten years.
Mr. Cromlish was the son of the late William Henry and Mary Belle Houck Cromlish and had been a lifelong resident of this county. He was one of six children. Two sisters survive are Mrs. Len (Edith) Kemp of Bidwell and Mrs. George (Mayme) Finley of Bladen; 3 brothers who preceded him in death are Elmer, William and Richard. He was Born in Gallipolis on Aug. 18, 1893.
His marriage in Gallipolis was to the former Ora Lanthorne in 1910. She survives and also is a hospital patient. Six children who survive are William and Arnold, both of Gallipolis; Howard of Springfield; Mrs. Arthur (Annabella) Martin of Northup, Mrs. Clifford (Faye) Manley of Middleport and Kenneth of Gallipolis. Three children, Hilda, Gertrude and Ernest preceded him in death. There are 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
The body is at the Miller's Home for Funerals. Arrangements will be announced later.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by F.K. Brown Top of Page

Cromlish, Mary Gertrude

Daughter of Harry Cromlish Died At 9:30 This Morning
Gertrude Cromlish, 15, daughter of Harry Cromlish, 116 Locust street, died at the Holzer Hospital at 9:30 this morning. She had been a patient there since March 18 but her death came suddenly. She was first treated and operated for mastoditis and had seemed to be getting along very well. But meningitis developed and this morning an abscess on the brain burst and caused her death.
Mary Gertrude was 15 on March 10 and was a pupil in the Sixth grade and a member of the Church of God.
Surviving besides the parents, Harry and Ora Landthorn Cromlish, are these brothers and sisters: Arnold Cromlish, Springfield, O.; Mrs. Arthur (Annabelle) Martin, New Carlisle; William H., Clipper Mill; Faye and Kenneth at home, and Howard, Third ave. All four grandparents also survive; Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Landthorn and Mr. and Mrs. William Cromlish.
Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. H. M. Smith at Clay Chapel at 3 o’clock Sunday. Interment there by A. E. Tope.

[Note: According to her death certificate available at, she was born March 10, 1924, and died March 31, 1939.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 31, 1939
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Cromlish, Ora Edna

Mrs. Cromlish, 77, Claimed Early Today
Mrs. Ora Edna Cromlish, 77, a resident of Rt. 1, Patriot, died at 4:30 a.m. today at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Pomeroy.
She was born Nov. 28, 1893, in Huntington, WV, to the late William S. and Emily Clark Lanthorn. She resided most of her life in the Clipper Mill community. She married Henry Cromlish in 1910 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 1962.
Surviving include three sons, William of Gallipolis; Rev. Arnold Cromlish of Belding, MI; and Kenneth of Columbus; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Martin of Patriot and Mrs. Clifford Manley of Middleport. Two sons and two daughters preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Miller's Home for Funerals with burial following in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.

[Note: died Aug. 26, 1971]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug. 1962
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Cromlish, Reva

Reva Cromlish
Reva Marie Cromlish, 71, of Route 2, Gallipolis (Shoestring Ridge community) died at 5:20 a.m. today in Holzer Medical Center, having been in failing health for the last several months.
Born June 19, 1910, in Bidwell, daughter of Augustus and Neva McKnight Moore, she attended the First Church of God and was a member of the church Ladies Missionary Society.
She married Arnold Cromlish, who survives, on June 2, 1934, in Gallipolis. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Dottie) Towle of Portugese Bend, CA and Mrs. Rollin (Linda) Yeakle of Midland, MI; a son David of San Jose, CA and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Rainey officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery near Mercerville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Dec. 29, 1981
Transcribed by F.K. Brown Top of Page

Cromlish, Richard

Richard Cromlish, son of Wm. Cromlish of near Clipper Mill, died at Camp Lee, Va., of pneumonia last week. We have no further particulars.

The Gallia Times
Wednesday, October 9, 1918

Death of Soldier
The remains of Richard Cromlish, who died at Camp Lee, Friday, Oct. 4, arrived at Ravenswood, W. Va., Tuesday, Oct. 8, accompanied by military escort, and were buried there today.
Richard married Elva Loyd [Lloyd] just one year ago the day of his death, at Ravenswood where he was employed on Gov. work. He was 27 years old. He was the youngest son of Wm. and Belle Cromlish of Clipper Mill, born and reared in Gallia county.
He leaves wife, mother and father, two sisters and two brothers to mourn his loss.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, October 10, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cromlish, Roger L. Sr.
Cromlish, Roger L. Jr.
Cromlish, David B.

Cromlish, Father & Two Sons
A father and his two sons were apparently electrocuted late Saturday afternoon while attempting to install a CB antenna at their home on Shoestring Ridge. Dead are Roger L. Cromlish, Sr, 27, David B. Cromlish, 16, and Roger L. Cromlish, Jr., 18, all of Rt. 2, Gallipolis. The elder-Cromlish and son, David were dead on arrival at Holzer Medical Center following the 5:43 p.m. accident while Roger L. Cromlish, Jr, was dead on arrival at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Injured was Rick L. Holley, 27, formerly of Gallipolis, a West Virginia State Trooper, who was apparently visiting relatives nearby and helping with the installation. Holley was admitted to the Holzer Medical Center where the extent of his injuries was not known at press time Saturday night. According to the Gallia County Sheriff's Department, the incident occurred when the CB antenna they were holding struck an electric line.
Dr. Donald R. Warehime, Gallia County coroner, was called to the scene but did not make an immediate ruling. Also called were the Mason and Gallia County Emergency Squads.

Sunday Times Sentinel
October 27, 1985
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Cromlish, William H.

W. H. Cromlish Died This Morning
William H. Cromlish, aged 85, passed away at 8:30 this morning at his home at Clipper Mills. He had suffered a good while from infirmities incident to his age and had been seriously ill the past week.
Some years ago Mr. Cromlish had a grocery store at Clipper mills and prior to that over a considerable period had peddled meat hereabouts.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Belle Cromlish; a sister, Miss Mary Cromlish, who lived with him, and these four children: Harry Cromlish, Locust street; Mrs. George (Mamie) Finley, Teens Run; Mrs. Edith Kemp, Olive street and William Cromlish, Clipper Mills.
Funeral services will be held at the Entsminger Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Monday, but arrangements had not been completed when the foregoing lines were written.

[Note: From Tombstone 1856-1940; Buried at Mound Hill]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin Top of Page

Crooks, Benjamin

The remains of Capt. Benjamin Crooks, reached his family on Thursday last, and were interred in the family burying ground, a few miles above this place. It will be remembered Capt. C. died in New Orleans a few weeks since.
Administrators of the estate were Mary M. Crooks and Horatio N. Crooks.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 26, 1855
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Crosier, Eric

Eric Lanier Crosier, 35, a resident of the Park Central Hotel, Gallipolis, was pronounced dead upon arrival at Holzer Medical Center Sunday afternoon. Mr. Crosier was an asbestos worker for Local 80, Charleston, W. Va. He was born April 29, 1940, in Sweet Chalybeate, Va., son of Clinton Roscoe Crosier and Gertrude Baker Crosier, who survive.
The following brothers and sisters survive: Herndon H. Crosier, Rockford, Ill.; Roscie C. Crosier, Covington, Va.; Gregory Crosier, Sweet Springs, W. Va.; Mrs. Minnie Humphreys of Gallipolis; Mrs. Odell (Phyllis) Martin, Pearisburg, Va. And Mrs. Ivan (Norma) Bailes, Pearisburg, Va.
He was a member of the Forest Memorial Presbyterian Church in Sweet Chalybeate, Va. Funeral services will be held at the Shanklins Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. Thursday afternoon. Burial will follow in the Bakers Cemetery in Sweet Springs, W. Va. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home in Gallipolis from 7 until 9 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may call at the Shanklins Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 5, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cross, Louise [Basham]

Louise Cross, 67, Langsville died Thursday at Holzer Medical Center. Mrs. Cross was born January 15, 1919 at Sharon, w.Va., to the late William D. and Mary Etna Falin Basham. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Carol Basham, four brothers, James G., Sherman, Kenneth and Robert. She was a housewife and self-employed taxidermist.
She is survived one daughter Mrs. Dallas (Judy) McQuire, Langsville; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three sisters Mrs. Bessie Floccari, Middleport, Mrs. Pansy Owens, Bidwell, Mrs. Myrtle Jeffrey, Logan City, W. Va.; two brothers, Carl Basham, Bidwell and Howard Basham, Oceanside, Calif.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home with the Rev. Daniel Bales officiating. Burial will be in Mikes Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday 7 to 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb. 7, 1986
Transcribed by J. Farley Top of Page

Crouse, Charles E.

Rites Sunday For Shooting Victim
Funeral services for Charles E. Crouse, five year old son of Nathaniel, 37, and Mary Crouse, 22, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Swan Creek Chapel, Rev. E.V. Cremeens officiating. Burial will be made in Swan Creek Cemetery by Coleman R. Halley.
Justice of the Peace, John H. Shato, acting coroner in the absence of Dr. Paul C. Foster, returned a verdict of "death by accidental shooting." The boy died Thursday afternoon eight or ten minutes after a bullet from a 22 caliber "Crackshot" target rifle entered his abdomen and came out his back. The boy was in the front room of his uncle's house on Hazel Ridge back of Bladen. In the room with him were two brothers and a sister, Eugene 3,Thomas 1 and Ina 7. After the shot the boy walked into the next room of the house and fell.
His father and uncle were working in a nearby field. Called to the scene of the tragedy, they started to remove the lad to his own home a short distance away. Witnesses say Charles looked up at his uncle and told him not to hurt him. He died shortly afterwards. Squire Shato found the long target rifle standing against the wall on its barrel. He found the bullet immediately inside the door and there was a trace of blood on the floor there.

[Note: born Sept. 19, 1940; died May 24, 1946]

Gallia Times
May 25, 1946
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Crouse, Janie [Barcus]

Mrs. Crouse, 72, Died Sunday A. M.
Funeral Is Held Today At Swan Creek Chapel
Mrs. Janie Barcus Crouse, 72, died at 12:50 Sunday morning on Hazel Ridge back of Eureka where she had lived with her youngest son, Nathan Crouse. She succumbed suddenly to a heart attack.
Mrs. Crouse was a daughter of Alex and Sarah Ann Lewis Barcus and her whole life was spent in the section where she passed away. Her husband, Charles Crouse, died 18 years ago.
Surviving children, besides the one named, are Joshua and Willie Crouse, Gallipolis; Charlie, Columbus, and Clemma, living near Eureka. There are six living brothers, Robert, John and Ross Barcus, all of Eureka; Sherman Barcus, Columbus; Tom and Stanley, Gallipolis.
Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock this afternoon at Swan Creek Chapel, in charge of Rev. Earl Cremeens. Burial there by Coleman R. Halley. Mrs. Crouse was a member of Bethel Methodist Church.

Gallipolis Tribune
Transcribed by Lew Casey Top of Page

Crouse, Lecta [Blanden]

Mother Sacrificed Life
Mrs. Emma Crouse, 21, wife of Amma Crouse of Racoon Island, died Thursday in the Holzer hospital folowing a Casarian birth of a daughter. She was the daughter of O. C. Waugh of Blanden, who survives her with her husband, infant daughter, a sister, Mrs. Velva Smith, and a brother, Heber Waugh. The funeral and burial were at Swan Creek Saturday.

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Crouse, Lecta M.

Lost Infant Child
The infant daughter of Amma Crouse of Bladen died August 28 at the home of its grandmother, Mrs. Glover, in Bladen, and the funeral was at Swan Creek chapel Sunday conducted by Mrs. W. F. Chambers.

[Note: Death certifcate gives dates as: B.July 16, 1926 D.Aug 28, 1926. Buried Swan Creek]

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Crouse, Lecta M.

Into every home some time in life comes the Grim reaper, Death, and takes the very flower of our hearts and we think with the poet - "Into each life some rain must fall. Some days must be dark and dreary."
Lecta M. Crouse, daughter of Mary and O. G. Waugh, was born February 28, 1905 and died July 15, 1926 at the Holzer hospital aged 21 years, 4 months and 15 days. United in marriage to Ammy Crouse in the summer of 1925. She was converted several years ago, and the writer remembers having seen her leave her place in the Choir and step out boldly to talk and pray with seekers at the altar like the true, Christian soldier that she was, we know, not what her trials and temptations were but what sweet consolation to know that just before her tired spirit winged its way to rest she put her arms around her husband's neck and drawing him down to her told him to take care of baby and meet her some day and we are made to think of God's word that says, "Blessed, are the dead who died in the Lord." The Lecta has gone and we know can never return yet we thank God than we can go to her if we trust Him to keep us prepared so that when we are called we too can say we are ready.
Lecta was a dutiful obedient daughter, a kind, thoughtful sister and a faithful loving wife and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She was an industrious home loving woman and her neighbors will miss the one who had been in their midst such a short time.
While our hearts are saddened and it is only human nature for us to grieve for our loved ones yet we again remember the scripture that tells us to "weep not" and that "she is not dead but sleepth." Her death was only a step from this to a better life beyond for we read of the home prepared for the faithful as being a "City of Gold" and "neither shall there be any sickness or death nor any more crying and there is no night there."
Besides her husband she leaves an infant daughter, Lecta Meryle, her father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. waugh, a sister, Mrs. Everett Smith of Bladen, a brother, Heber and two half-sisters Gale and Dorris at home, and a grandmother, Mrs. John Glover, besides a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her departure. Her mother preceded her in death several years ago.
Funeral was preached by Rev. L. A. Black

O Father we do not understand
Yet in submission we must bow,
Nor doubt the guiding of thy hand
Nor question why nor how
We know thy will is always best
Thy way a way that has been tried
We know that Lecta is at rest
It was for mankind that thou
And while we grieve that she has gone
How sweet it is for us to know
She did not have to go alone,
For she said that she was ready to go
O God wilt thou in mercy kind
Forgive the wrongs that we have done
Show us the way help us to find
The rest to which we know she's gone
We pray that thou wilt lead us on
Not our will but thine be done
Prepare us to meet dear Lecta
At the setting of the sun.

[Note: Buried Swan Creek Cemetery, Ohio Twp]

Gallipolis Paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall Top of Page

Crouse, Nellie Frances

Little Girl's Death
The little girl of Mr. John Crouse of Raccoon Island, died yesterday and was buried today at Clay Chapel. The parents of the little child have the sympathy of all who know them.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sept. 4, 1907
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Crouse, Sarah Jane [Barcus]

Sarah Jane Crouse, who was born Aug. 24, 1873 and in the early morning of March 3, 1946, while the earth was yet wrapped in darkness and all was peaceful and serene she fell asleep in the arms of Jesus. She was 72 years, 6 months and 7 days.
She was a daughter of Alexander and Sarah Barcus. She was married to Charles E. Crouse in 1891, who with her father and mother preceded her in death several years ago.
The following children survive: Clark of Columbus, Ohio; Josuah and William H. of Gallipolis; Loamma of Bladen, Ohio and Nathan with whom she made her home. She had been in failing health for several years and unable to get about without help, but about 2 weeks previous to her death she had a fall from which she never recovered.
Though her suffering was great she bore it patiently, never complaining and when the end was near she remarked beautifully "Of the strength she received from on High".
She was a kind and devoted Mother and though we miss her from our midst here on earth, we feel "Our loss is Heaven's gain".
There are the following brothers: Robert Barcus of Eureka; Thomas and Stanley of Gallipolis; Truman of Columbus, Ohio; John and Ross of Bladen, Ohio. Also 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Darling Mother since you left us
Our home is lone and still
Your chair by the fire place
No one else can fill.

Every place is dark and dreary
And our hearts are lone and sad
For a dearer, sweeter Mother
No boy ever had.

We think we see you Mother dear
Up there with those you love
With Jesus and the Angels
In the Heavenly home above.

When that morning breaks Eternal
And the mists have cleared away
We shall meet again dear Mother
At the dawning of the day.

And dear Father up in Heaven
Won't you help us to prepare
That we may at least meet Mother
And her home eternal share.

[Note: buried Swan Creek Cemetery]

Gallipolis Paper
March 3, 1946
Transcribed by F.K. Brown Top of Page

Crum, Augusta [Walters]

Mrs. Crum Dead
Former Gallia County Girl, Died In Idaho As Result Of Operation
Mrs. Wm Crum, nee Augusta Walters, who formerly taught penmanship in our public schools, died Wednesday of last week at her home at Blackfoot, Idaho. She had undergone an operation for appendicitis and died five days later. The news of her death was a great shock to her friends and relatives as in her last letter written March 27, she was in fine health.
She was a daughter of Lieut. Frank Walters of Harrison tp., and 44 years of age. Mrs. Crum was a spendid instructor and very popular with all who knew her. After her marriage she lived in Colorado Springs, where her husband was a newspaper man. Later they moved to Idaho where he engaged in the hardware business and she taught school.
Besides her parents, she is survived by two sons aged 12 and 11 years, brothers Commissioner J. B. Walters and Chas. Walters and sisters, Mrs. W. H. Clark, Mrs. Wm., Hadley, of San Diego, and Miss Lucy at home. The remains will be brought here for burial.

[Note: Born Jun 26, 1866 - Died Apr 6, 1910. Buried in Houck Cem, Harrison Twp]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Apr 15, 1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Cubbage, Josephine

GALLIPOLIS - Josephine Cubbage, 98, died Friday in an Athens hospital. She was the daughter of the late Lewis and Jane Ray Cubbage. She was born in Gallia county on May 19, 1869. She was a retired school teacher. Surviving are two cousins, Mrs. Bertie C. Tarrier, Gallipolis, and Mrs. Harry McElhinney, Northup. McCoy-Wetherholt will announce funeral arrangements.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
May 21, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron Top of Page

Cubbage, Sarah

Miss Sarah Cubbage, residing for many years on Front street, this city, died at her home, Sunday, of dropsy, aged 68 years. The funeral services were held at the residence Monday by Rev. C. Davis, and the remains were taken to Clay Chapel for interment. The deceased was a daughter of the late Phillip Cubbage. Mrs. A. Pierce, of Clay township, is a sister of the deceased.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, May 18, 1887
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Cunningham, Aubrey Parker

Aubrey Parker, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. David Cunningham, was born Oct. 19, 1911, departed this life, Feb. 6, 1912, aged 3 months, 17 days. He leaves to mourn a father, mother, sister Alice and brother Orville, besides a host of relatives and friends who deeply feel the loss of the departed. Interment was at Salem Cemetery by Undertaker Myers.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Bethesda News Notes
Thursday, February 15, 1912
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cupler, Ray Burness

GALLIPOLIS - Ray B. Cupler, 77, of 2104 Eastern Ave., a retired West Virginia coal miner, died at 6:15 p.m. Friday in Holzer Hospital. Born in Clearwater, Pa., he was the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth Rafferty Cupler. A sister preceded him in death. He had been a resident of Ohio 22 years and had resided in Gallipolis the last 12 years.
Survivors include his second wife, the former Angeline Watts of Logan, W. Va.; two sons by a previous marriage, Frank and Alvin Cupler, Logan, W. Va.; and a step-son, Robert Cupler, Columbus. Mr. Cupler was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. (DST) Sunday at the Miller funeral home by the Rev. John Jeffers and the Rev. Everett Delaney. Burial will be in Meigs [Neal] Cemetery at Mudsoc.

[Note: 8/10/1888 - 4/30/1965]

Athens Sunday Messenger
May 2, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Curnutte, Donald R.

Donald Ray Curnutte, 51, Rt. 1, Gallipolis, died at 4:20 a.m. today in Holzer Medical Center, having been in failing health for the past nine months. Born Aug. 6, 1931, in Powellton, W. Va., son of J. J. and Mildred Hartwell Curnutte, who both survive at Rt. 1, Gallipolis, he was a Korean War veteran, member of Boilermakers Local No. 105, Chillicothe, attended the Church of the Nazarene in Gallipolis and was a member of the American Legion post in Beverly.
He married Lavina Milliron, who survives, on Dec. 2, 1950, in Gallipolis. Also surviving are two sons, Mark and Mike, both of Gallipolis; two grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Terry (Sharon) Moles of Rt. 1, Gallipolis.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bob Madison officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. A flag presentation will be made by VFW Post 4464.

[Note: 8/6/1931 - 9/16/1982]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, September 16, 1982
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Curnutte, J.J.

J.J. Curnutte, 73, Rt. 1, Gallipolis (Mill Creek Road), died at 12:30 a.m. today in Hozer Medical Center, having been in failing health for the past two years.
Born March 10, 1911, at Hughston, W.Va., son of the late Charles and Belle Platt Curnutte, he was a retired miner and operated a carryout at Kanauga eight years before his retirement. He was member of the First church of the Nazarene at Gallipolis.
He married Mildred Hartwell on Dec. 26, 1930, and she preceded him in death on Dec.5, 1982. He was also preceded in death by a son, Donald Ray Curnutte, on Sept. 16, 1982, and by trree sisters and a brother.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Terry (Sharon) Moles of Rt. 1, Gallipolis; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother Earl Curnutte of St. Albans, W.Va.; and two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Howell and Mrs. Art (Ruth) Wroblewski, both of Gallipolis.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bob Madison officiating, Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Gallipolis Tribune
February 25, 1985
Transcribed by J. Farley Top of Page

Curry, Eliza

Mrs. Eliza Curry, colored, 60 years old, living on the late Daniel Kling place in Green Township, died Saturday evening of cancer. Hayward & Son furnished the casket for her remains. Her funeral services were conducted this afternoon. Wm. Curry, of this city, was a son, and a daughter, Priscilla, at home, survive her.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 31, 1898
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Curry, Emerson L.

CURRY - Thursday, May 25th, 1876, at the residence of his parents, near Craig, Holt county, Mo., Emerson L. Curry, aged 23 years. He had been suffering from derangement of the liver for sometime, and went West for his health some two years ago, from Gallia county, Ohio; but his disease terminated with an affection [sic] of the brain. He leaves father, mother, and seven sisters to mourn his irreparable loss, for he was an only son.

Unknown Newspaper
June 1876
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Curry, Emma Melvina [Canterbury]

Mrs. Emma M. Curry Dies Monday Night
Funeral Services Thursday At Home On Locust St.
Mrs. Emma M. Curry, wife of Samuel Curry, died at 11:45 p. m. Aug. 5, after a long period of failing health. Mrs. Curry was sixty-two years of age.
She was the mother of ten children, five of whom, with her husband, survive: Clarence, Beech Bottom, W. Va., Mrs. Julia Rodgers, Pt. Pleasant, Wilbur of Gallipolis and Marie and Earl, at home. Eleven grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Susie Fitzgerald and Mrs. Henrietta Minego, of Huntington, also survive.
She was a member of French City Council D. of A. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at her late home, 128 Locust street by Rev. George Sagen. Burial in Pine Street cemetery under the direction of George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

[Note: January 26, 1867 – Aug. 5, 1929; Age 62 yrs. 6 mos. 9 das. She was the daughter of John & Viana Angel Canterbury.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Tuesday, August 6, 1929

Card of Thanks
We wish in this way to thank our neighbors and friends for their kindness and sympathy during the illness and after death of our wife and mother. Also Rev. Sagen for his consoling words, the D. of A. and Geo. Wetherholt and Sons.
Samuel Curry and Family

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 4)
Saturday, August 10, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Curry, Ernest H.

Lancaster Man Facing Charge
Lancaster, Nov. 17 - Officials have indicated that manslaughter charges may follow an inquest into the death of Mrs. Bertha Delong, 32, one of Lancaster’s two traffic victims over the week-end. The other victim was Ernest H. Curry, 42, Kanauga, O., who died soon after being struck by a car driven by Chester Conrad, in Route 22.
Ernest H. Curry, who was struck by the machine of Chester L. Conrad, Route 6, suffered a fractured skull and broken leg, was taken to Lancaster hospital where he died a few hours later. Conrad was exonerated on his statement that Curry was three feet out in the roadway and Conrad, blinded by lights of an approaching car, failed to see him, by the evidence of witnesses.
Curry is survived by his widow and a son.

Newark Advocate
Tuesday, November 17, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Curry, Ernest Henry

Rites for E. Curry Will Be Deferred
No arrangements for the burial of Ernest Curry, killed in a highway accident near Lancaster Saturday night, have been made. Efforts of the widow, the former Lois Kuhn of Clay tp., to communicate with his parents, failed and as a result someone was expected to leave today to try to contact them in Pocahontas county, W. Va.
The body remains at Elias Wetherholt’s funeral parlors. The Currys were married at Catlettsburg, Ky., about four years ago.

[Note: 10/4/1900 - 11/14/1936, Age 36 yrs. 11 mos. 14 das. He was the son of Lucion & Jane Catherine Curry.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, November 17, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Curry, Ernest H.

Sergeant Ernest H. Curry To Be Buried At Clay Chapel
Funeral services for Ernest H. Curry, who was killed in a highway accident near Lancaster on Saturday night, will be held at Clay Chapel at 2 o’clock Thursday. Burial there by Elias Wetherholt.
Examination of decedent’s discharge papers sows that he was a sergeant in the World War; that he enlisted at Marlinton, W. Va., and was discharged in February, 1919; that he was stationed at Camp Wadsworth, S. C., and on account of illness did not go overseas. He was 46 years old on Oct. 4. (When his age was given at 36 years, it was suspected that the relatives supplying the information had made a miscalculation, which was the case).
Curry is survived by his 85-year-old father, who lives at the old home place in Pocahontas county, and who is now ill. On account of that illness the two brothers and two sisters, living in that section, will not come here for the funeral.
After Curry’s marriage to Lois Kuhn, daughter of Walter Kuhn of Eureka, Aug. 19, 1932, they lived in Huntington. Thence they moved to Gallipolis and for five or six months before his death had made their home in Kanauga. The widow was a first cousin of the late Floyd Kuhn, linotype operator for TheTribune.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, November 18, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Curry, Kenneth E.

Funeral services for Kenneth E. Curry, 45, a native of Gallipolis, will be held 10 a. m. Friday at the Rullman Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic St., Aurora, Ind. Friends may call at the funeral home between 4 and 9 p.m. today. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Aurora.
Mr. Curry, an executive salesman with the Crosset Co. in Cincinnati, died Monday evening in Holmas Hospital, Cincinnati. He had been ill the past year.
He was born July 29, 1934, in Gallipolis, son of Sam Curry, Grove City, and Catherine Leonard, Aurora. He was twice married, first to Carol Jane Ball, Gallipolis, who survives, along with two sons, Mike and Mark Curry, both of Galipolis. He is also survived by his second wife, Bebe, of Aurora.
A 1952 graduate of Gallia Academy High School where he was an outstanding athlete, Curry was employed by the Evans Grocery Co., before moving to Cincinnati in 1967.
Memorials may be given to Hospice of Cincinnati, 2139 Auborn Ave., 45219.

Gallipolis Tribune
April 1980
Transcribed by J. Farley

Curry, Lavisa [Denney]

Death Of Mrs. Curry
Mrs. Lavisa Ann Curry, wife of Mr. Lewis Curry of Pine Street died in her sleep sometime during Christmas night. No arrangements at this writing has been made for her funeral services; but it is known that Rev. L.L. Magee will conduct the services at her late home and that the interment will be at the Pine Street Cemetery by Wetherholt.
Mrs. Curry was a daughter of the late Zachariah Denay and Mrs. Mary Denney, now in her 80th year. She left besides her husband, several children Miss Jennie Cowan of Cincinnati, by another husband; Mrs. Laura Price of Nelsonville, Mrs. Etta Williams, wife of Mr. Arthur Williams of Muncie, IN; Mr. Peter Curry of Columbus; Mrs. Kate Oliver, wife of Mr. Jas. Oliver of Maple Avenue.
Of her parents' family she is survived by Mrs. Mary Curry, widow of the late Benjamin Curry, Mrs. Joseph Dealey of Lafayette, IN; Missess Lida, Winnie and Madelaine at home; Mrs. Emanuel McConnell and brothers, George of this city and Zach of Cincinnati. To all these her death came as a grievous shock. She had been afflicted a year or more with violent attacks of stomach trouble from which after much suffering she would recover.
Christmas night she went over to Mr. Oliver's to see her little grandson's Christmas tree, an elaborate affair prepared for him and while there was taken with one of the attacks. She was assisted home but passed a bad night and suffered greatly through Christmas Day. She was given medicine at 9 o'clock that evening and growing easy Mrs. Williams lay down beside her, Mr. Curry occupying another room. All were more or less worn out with their vigils and slept soundly. At seven o'clock Mr. Curry awoke and went in the room where she and Mrs. Williams lay and turned out the lamp. Supposing both to be yet asleep, he paused a moment by his wife and not detecting her breathing, placed his hand upon her to find her cold and stiff in death with her daughter lying unconscious of the fact and sound asleep. She was in her 59th. year and a kind an affectionate wife and mother whose death is a great bereavement to family and friends.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Dec. 26, 1901
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Curry, Louvisa A. [Denney]

Mrs. Lewis Curry’s funeral services occurred at her late home on Pine street at 2 o’clock Sunday, Rev. L. L. Magee officiating. The interment was at the Pine street cemetery by Wetherholt. The pallbearers selected were Messrs. Peter B. Pritchett, James Alexander, Charles A. Clendenin, W. W. Watts, Frank M. Snead and Thos. P. Williams.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Monday, December 30, 1901
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron Top of Page

Curry, Rachel

Rachel (Jennie) Curry, 82, a resident of 531 Fourth Ave., died Thursday afternoon in the Monterey Nursing Center, Grove City, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Sherman and Catherine Burns Cox, born in Gallipolis on March 10, 1891. She was a lifelong resident of Gallipolis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W. W. Curry. Two daughters survive, Mrs. Virgil Saunders, Gallipolis, and Mrs. Jack Kelley, Grove City. One son, Sam, Grove City, survives. Six grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Herbert Spencer, Kanauga, survives.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at the McCoy-Wetherholt-Moore Funeral Home with Rev. Harry Cole officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

[3/10/1891 - 1/3/1974]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 4, 1974
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Curry, Rosa Ann

Rosa Ann Curry Claimed By Death
Rosa Ann Curry, 77, was buried in Parkersburg Feb. 15. She died of a heart ailment after a long illness. She was a daughter of George and Eliza Curry, Gallipolitans, and taught in Parkersburg schools for more than 50 years. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Jackson and Mrs. Mrtyle McDougle.

[Note: From the death certificate (WV Vital Research Records/Death) her name on the certificate is Rosa Adelaide; date of birth February 26, 1872; date of death February 13, 1949; mother's name Eliza Jane White. She is buried at Riverview CE in Parkersburg.]

Newspaper (prob. February 1949, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Curry-Brock file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders Top of Page

Curry, Samuel

Samuel Curry, 78, Died This Morning
Rites 2 Monday With Interment At Pine Street
Samuel Curry, believed to have been a lifelong resident of Gallipolis, died about 1 o’clock this morning at his home, the third house above Locust on Fourth. He was 78 years old. For years Mr. Curry was a cook on steamboats and in local restaurants, but lately his health had been failing steadily and he had been confined to his home.
He was a son of Thomas and Elizabeth Richardson Curry and his passing leaves but one survivor of his generation of the family - his sister, Mrs. Olive Curry of Charleston.
Mrs. Curry died in 1929 and these children survive: Clarence, Beach Bottom, W. Va.; Wilbur W. Curry, who lives near his father’s home; Earl and Marie Curry, both at the parental home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Monday at the parlors of George J. Wetherholt & Sons, with Rev. W. Scott Westerman in charge. Burial in Pine Street cemetery.

[Note: 12/7/1866 - 2/2/1945]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, February 2, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Curry, Susan

Mrs. Susan Curry, wife of Jabez Curry died at Albany, last Wednesday of cancer and was buried here, Thursday afternoon, Rev. Newsome officiating and Hayward and Son conducting the burial.
She was a sister of Mrs. George Mason and Tom and James Hill of this city. Besides her husband, three children survive, two daughters and son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg.3)
Friday, June 5, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Curry, Wilbur William (Pat)

W.W. Curry Dies Sunday After Second Stroke
Services Set Tuesday For Grocery Operator, Bedfast Since 1944
Wilbur William (Pat) Curry, 68, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Holzer Hospital of a stroke he suffered about 10:30 a.m. last Thursday at his home, 531 Fourth Ave. The fatal stroke was his second - July 8, 1944, he had a cerebral hemorrhage, which made him bedfast ever since, forcing his retirement from the grocery business in which he had been employee and manager for most of his life.
Nevertheless, he was able to write numerous letters to the editor of The Daily Tribune through much of the last year or two, many of them on historical subjects relating to Gallipolis. He had just finished a letter to the editor on the subject of the Legion carnival when he had his stroke Thursday, and it will be published within the next few days.
Known as Pat Curry to many friends, a nickname he acquired as a youth when he was employed at the Thompson-Francis foundry as a stove molder (he worked with Joseph Elmer Walker, 61, who also died Sunday), he was known to other friends as Webb Curry.
For 17 years he was manager of the A and P store on State St., near the Third Ave. corner, but when it was merged with the supermarket, he started his own store on that site, calling it the State St. Market, in 1939.
His first job was with the Tabit grocery, corner of Second Ave. and Court St., where the Lafayette Hotel now is. That store and other stores on the corner burned down in January, 1919.
Born May 10, 1891, in Gallipolis to Samuel and Emma Canterberry Curry, Pat Curry is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jennie Cox Curry; two daughters, Mrs. Virgil (Lucille) Saunders, and Mrs. Jack (Lois) Curry, Gallipolis; a son Samuel Curry, Gallipolis; and six grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister also survive: Earl Curry, Gallipolis, Clarence Curry, Beach Bottom, W. Va., and Miss Marie Curry, Gallipolis.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Wetherholt Funeral Home, the Rev. Leonard A. Donnally, pastor of the Grace Methodist Church (of which decedent was a member), officiating. Burial will be made in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 23, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron Top of Page

Curtis, Cline E.

Cline Eustace Curtis, 87, 849 Lower River Rd., Gallipolis, died Saturday night in Christian Anchorage Nursing Home, Marietta.
Born June 28, 1895, in Huntington, W. Va., son of the late William and Harriet Bell Loving Curtis, he was a bookkeeper for First Huntington National Bank, moving to Gallipolis following his retirement in 1962.
Surviving are two daughters, Bonnie Lou Baird of Marietta, and Barbara Sue Curtis of Gallipolis, two grandchildren and two sisters.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, with Rev. H. H. Harrison officiating. Arrangements are by McClure-Schafer Funeral Home, Marietta.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 2, 1983
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cushing, James V.

James V. Cushing, of Zanesville, and well known to many of our citizens, died in that city on the 23d ult., in the 81st year of his age.—The Marietta Register says he was the second white child born in Ohio, after the settlement. He was born in Marietta, and was the son of Col. Nathaniel Cushing. He was a brother of the late Henry Cushing, so long a resident of this place.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 8, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Cushing, Margaret

Mrs Margaret Cushing, widow of the late Alonzo Cushing, died at the home of her nephew, Dr. James Hereford, of Mercer’s Bottom, W Va, last Friday, aged about 80 years. Mrs Cushing was at one time one of the most prominent ladies in Gallipolis society.

Gallipolis Journal
Saturday, July 28, 1888
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Cushing, Z.

Dr. Z. Cushing, ex-President of the City Council of Covington, Ky., and an old and well known citizen, died in that city on Friday last. The deceased had been ill but a few days. Dr. Cushing was well known to our citizens, having been a resident here from 1824 to 1837. He was a brother of A. Cushing, Esq., one of our prominent lawyers.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 4, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Cushman, Walter Henry

Walter H. Cushman Dead
Landlord at the Park Central Hotel Dies Suddenly Monday Evening
Col. Walter Henry Cushman, landlord of the Park Central hotel in this city, passed suddenly away at 8:15 Monday evening, March 18, 1912. He had been sitting in a chair in the parlor of the hotel and had been engaged in conversation with Mrs. Cushman, when without a struggle or sound he was changed in the twinkling of an eye from the living to the dead. He had not been in robust health for ten years and since the middle of December, his health had been feeble, and for three weeks rather precarious from the fact that he was threatened with apoplexy, which finally seized him and ended his career. The news was received with much surprise and sorrow about the city Monday evening, for it had generally been thought that he was improving.
The funeral services will be conducted at the Park Central Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. Geo. W. Brown, Methodist minister of the Rodney circuit, when the body will be conveyed to Mt. Zion by Hayward & Son and there interred. The pall bearers will be three from the Elks and three from the Knights of Pythias, to both of which orders he belonged.
Col. Cushman was the son of George G. and Emma Norris Cushman and was born in Winthrop, Maine, August 25, 1859. He was a regular descendant of the Puritan Fathers. His great grandfather, Lieut. James Norris of New Hampshire, married a niece of General Henry Dearborn, for whom the great thoroughfare in Chicago was named.
His parents moved from Winthrop to Pana, Illinois, when he was only nine years old, and he attended school there, coming to Gallipolis near the time of completing the Hocking Valley railroad from Columbus to Gallipolis having become a locomotive engineer, and if we are not mistaken brought the first train to this city and continued as engineer until 1895, when he entered the hotel business in Middleport, and later in Hillsboro, and then came here and embarked in the livery business which he contained until he sold out to Walker & Haney, the present proprietors. In 1907, the Park Central Hotel was organized with him as President and Manager and his brother-in-law, Mr. Ed Womeldorff as Secretary and Treasurer.
He was united in marriage with Miss Lulu Womeldorff, daughter of Mr. F. M. Womeldorff of Springfield township, Sept. 28, 1881. By this union they became the parents of one child, Miss Bertha Norris Cushman, now an accomplished young lady, and she and Mrs. Cushman who have ever been at his side and unceasing in their kind attentions through all of his illness, survive him, and they will have the profound sympathy of every citizen of this city in their bereavement of an exceptionally kind, indulgent and attentive husband and father.
Mr. Cushman is also survived by one sister, Miss Etta, who resides here and one brother, Edwin, in poor health in St. Louis, at whose bedside Miss Etta has been, but who will arrive at home this evening.
Col. Cushman was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, an organization of which he was very fond and loved to talk of. He was an interesting conversationalist and companion, and he was an enterprising pushing business man and left considerable property besides his interest in the hotel, and he carried a life insurance policy for $5000 and perhaps more.
Gallipolis has met with a genuine loss in his death that everyone must feel. Col. Cushman will be remembered long and with kindness and a fervent hope that all is well with him in that home prepared for mortals beyond the skies.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 19, 1912

Funeral Services
The funeral services of Col. Cushman Wednesday were largely attended by private citizens and by the Elks and K of P’s to which he belonged. Rev. G. W. Brown delivered a very impressive discourse. The floral tributes were many and very beautiful. The Elks, Knights of Phythias and the State Hotel Association all contributed fine floral pieces. The floral escort consisted of Messrs. Fred Wessenberg, J. B. Monahan, (of Logan), V. A. Tanner and J. T. Callahan. The pall bearers were Messrs. H. I. Cadot, S. A. Moore, John B. McCormick, Stanley Plymale, F. N. Deardorff, A. C. Safford, Scott Haney and Will Thomas. The funeral cortege left here for Mt. Zion at 3:15.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 21, 1912
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cutler, Adeliza Permelia Carter

Mrs. Adeliza Cutler died at her home in this city March 29, 1914, at the age of 70 years, death being due to cancer. Funeral services were held in the Baptist church, Rev. A.A. Oestreich, the pastor officiating, and Rev. E.H. Goodell of the Methodist assisting. Interment was in the Washington cemetery.
Adeliza Carter was born at Gallipolis, Ohio, March 19, 1844. At twelve years of age she came to her grandparents to Floyd County, Iowa. She was married to B. M. Cutler, April 28, 1861, and came to Worthington in February, 1896. To them were born six children, two having died in childhood. There remains to mourn the loss of a mother and a companion, the husband, B.M. Cutler of Worthington and four children: Frank W. Cutler of Worthington, Mrs. W.P. Glasgow of Tacoma, Washington, Earl W. Cutler of Tacoma, Washington and Mrs. A.T. Latta of Worthington; also her aged mother, Mrs. Phoebe Carter of Nashua, Iowa.
Mrs. Cutler joined the Baptist church in the year 1876 and as long as health permitted was a faithful and loyal member of the church of her choice. She has been an invalid since 1880, having spent the first twelve years of that time bedfast. She was getting better so that she could do for herself again when the dread disease of which she died took hold of her and for the last five or six years she has been a patient sufferer until death released her.

[Note: Her death certificate has the death date of March 28th. The grandparents referred to are David C. and Easter (Griswold) Ripley. Although Phebe (Ripley) Carter is stated as the mother above and on the death certificate, it appears she lived most of her young life with her grandparents. It might be assumed that William B. Carter is her father.]

Washington Globe, April 2, 1914
Located by Val Fisher 2009
Transcribed by Lynn Anders Top of Page

Cutler, Mary H.

Former Nurse Director Dies Friday Night
Miss Mary H. Cutler, a resident of 607 First Ave., died at 7 p.m. Friday in Holzer hospital. She had been a patient since Oct. 15, following a coronary attack.
Miss Cutler, registered nurse, was the retired director of the Holzer School of Nursing. Prior to coming to Gallipolis she had held a similar position at the Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati. She was a member and Past Regent of French Colony Chapter, Daughter of the American Revolution, Riverside Study Club, and The First United Presbyterian church.
The body is at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Announcement of funeral services and other biographical material will await the arrival of her two sisters.

[Note: Date handwritten on obituary is November 14, 1964.]

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Cutshaw, Charles C.

Gallipolis Man Taken By Death
Charles C. Cutshaw, aged 57 years, former resident of Marietta, died at his home in Gallipolis on Wednesday following an illness of several months. The body is received by the Doudna and McClure Undertaking establishment and funeral services will be held there on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be made in Oak grove.
Mr. Cutshaw was a son of the late Shepherd and May Reynolds Cutshaw. He was born near Moss [missing word] on May 17, 1877. He was united in marriage with Miss Lille Thorn a number of years ago and she survives with a daughter, Mary Virginia Cutshaw;also two step-children Charles Fouss and Mrs. Emily Forth. Brothers and sister of the deceased are Shannon Cutshaw of Warren, George Cutshaw of Huntington WV and Mrs. Belle Shaw of Gallipolis.

[Note: Death Certificate...Charles Curtis Cutshaw was born May 18, 1877; died Feb. 6, 1935 aged 57 years, 8 months and 21 days. Burial Marietta, Ohio]

Gallipolis Paper
Feb. 1935
From the Debbie Carter Evans Collection
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Cyrus, C. W.

Crown City Man’s Brother Dies In W. Va.
C. W. Cyrus, 81, brother of Mrs. Bertha Dillon of Eureka and Mrs. Erma McClure of Crown City, died Tuesday at his home in Wayne, W. Va., after an illness of several months.
He is survived by his wife, the former Christener Fraley, five sons, Dewey of Huntington, Tom of Lavalette, W. Va., Gallie of Rt. 2, Wayne, W. Va., Homer and Silas at home; four daughters, Mrs. Hasten Arthur and Mrs. Manis Stephens of Rt. 1, Wayne, Mrs. Henry Blankenship of Lavalette and Mrs. Lemmie Adkins of Wayne. A surviving brother is Thomas Cyrus of Indianapolis, Ind. There are 48 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Crockett Baptist Church. Rev. Richard Kyle and Rev. Frank Pinkerman will officiate and burial will follow in Elmwood cemetery at Wayne.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, July 30, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

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