Gallia County Newspaper Obituaries [O] (2024)

Oaks, Mrs. Rossie Alice

Mrs. Oaks Dead
Mrs. Rossie Alice Oaks, well known to many Gallipolis and Gallia county people, passed away early last Thursday morning, June 28, 1923, at the home of her sister Mrs. Nelson Ford of Columbus, Ohio. she was 68 years of age and came with her parents, Hanson and Mary Williams, to Gallipolis in 1860.
Those surviving her besides her husband are one brother, J. R. Williams of Portsmouth; three sisters, Mrs. E.R. Mills and Mrs. Salena Ford of Columbus, and Miss Minnie Williams of Proctorville, O.
The remains were taken to Haverhill, Ohio Thursday and interment was made in the Davidson cemetery near that place Saturday.

Gallia Daily Tribune
July 2, 1923
Transcribed by J. Farley

Odell, Margaret

Death of Margaret Odell
Mrs. Margaret Odell died at Morris, Ill., Jan. 11, 1902. Her remains will be brought here for burial and on the arrival of the train Tuesday, will be taken charge of by Undertaker Wetherholt and taken to the residence of her brother, Mr. John McGath, of the Hocking Valley depot, and from there taken to Centenary where the funeral will be conducted at 11 o’clock Wednesday morning. She had been ill for about two months and leaves several children. The family will have the sympathy of many friends.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 13, 1902

Mrs. Margaret Odell died at Morris, Ill., Saturday. The remains arrived here Tuesday and were taken to the residence of her brother, Mr. John McGath. The funeral and burial, which occurred at Centenary Wednesday morning, was largely attended. She was a most estimable lady, with many friends who will regret her demise.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, January 17, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Millron

O'Dell, Neva Smith

Neva Smith O'Dell
CHILLICOTHE - Neva Smith O'Dell, 91, Chillicothe, formerly of Gallipolis, died Friday, November 26, 1999 in the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe. Born July 29, 1908 in Gallia County, daughter of the late Daniel Reese and Margaret Morgan Reese, she was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church in Gallipolis, and had been attending Tyler Memorial United Methodist Church in Chillicothe. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Gallipolis Chapter.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Sterling B. Smith; her second husband, John E. O'Dell, a granddaughter, Lynne Burkley; a brother, Morgan Reese; and a son-in-law, Bill Trent.
Surviving are a daughter, Ann Trent of Chillicothe; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard S. and Nancy Smith of Columbus; four grandchildren, Debbie and husband Alan Harris, Jeff and wife Lori Smith, and Tom Rieser and Steve Smith; 10 great-grandchildren; a grand son-in-law, Mike Burkley; and a sister-in-law, Frances Reese of Columbus.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. today Monday November 29, 1999 in [Note! Obit copy cut off]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No Date
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards Top of Page

Odell, Rhoda Christina [Jacox]

Death of Mrs. Odell
Rhoda C. Odell, wife of John I. Odell died Thursday evening, May 3rd, 1923, at 11:05 at the home of her son, Omar Odell on Vine Street. She had been sick several months of cancer and was in her 67th year. She was born near Rodney and married in 1875. There were twelve children, nine of whom are living.
The funeral will likely be at Centenary M. E. Church Sunday afternoon, although definite arrangements have not been made. Wetherholt & Entsminger will have charge of the burial.

[Note: 2/27/1855 - 5/3/1923 d/o of Hiram & Sarah A. Chamberlin Jacox per death cert.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 4, 1923

The Funeral of Miss Blickle and Mrs. Odell
The funeral of Mrs. John I. Odell will be held at Centenary church at one o’clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will also be at Centenary under the direction of Wetherholt & Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, May 5, 1923
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Odell, William Glenn

Death of Infant
William Glenn Odell, the little 10-monhs old son of Mr. and Mrs. Omar Odell, died Friday, Dec. 16,1921, after an illness of two weeks.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Morrell Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the residence on Vine street and burial was held at Mound Hill by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

[Note: Feb. 2, 1921 – Dec. 16, 1921; Age 10 mos. 14 das. He was the son of Omar & Elma A.
Tinker Odell.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 5)
Monday, December 19, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Oglesby, James David

James David Oglesby, 52, Waynesboro, Ga., formerly of Gallipolis, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 1998 in Bulloch County, Ga. The son of Grace G. Oglesby of Waynesboro, he retired in 1991 as an assistant professor of health and physical education at the University of Rio Grande, where he had served since 1987 as coach of the Rio Grande baseball team.
He was a 1967 graduate of Georgia Southern University, and received his master’s degree in education from Georgia State University in 1975. He taught and coached on the high school level in Georgia and was a graduate assistant at George Southern University from 1985 until 1987.
Surviving in addition to his mother is a brother, Roland Oglesby of Waynesboro. Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Bethel Baptist Church, Sardis, Ga., with the Rev. Keith Jordan officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery, Alexander, Ga. Friends may call at the DeLoach Funeral Home, 842 Liberty St., Waynesboro, Ga. 30830 from 7-9 tonight.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 8, 1998
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Oiler, Anna [Ervin]

Mrs. Geo. Oiler, of Alice, is dead in her 64th year leaving a husband, and seven children to mourn a great loss.

[Note: 12/26/1837 – 9/23/1902. She was the daughter of George & Eva Whetsel Ervin. She was married to George Washington Oiler.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Friday, September 26, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Oiler, Bertha E. [McCarley]

GALLIPOLIS - Bertha Ellen Oiler, 70, a resident of Vinton, died at 10:40 a.m. Friday in the Holzer Medical Center on Fourth Ave. She had been in failing health six years and serious the past few weeks. She was born Dec. 3, 1901, in Gallia County, daughter of the late Cora McCarley. She married Pearley Oiler on June 14, 1919. They had celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary recently.
Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Snyder, Vinton; and Mrs. Jennie Scott, Toledo; five granddaughters and one grandson. She attended the Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the McCoy Funeral Home in Vinton with Rev. Claude Graves officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memoral Park. Friends may call at the funeral home between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
today.

The Daily Sentinel
June 20, 1971
Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason Top of Page

Oiler, Catherine Anna [Stone]

Mrs. Catherine Oiler Succumbs In Columbus
Mrs. Catherine A. Oiler, 86, widow of Jasper Oiler died in Columbus early today. She was a former resident of Vinton and had made her home in Columbus for the past 24 years.
She is survived by three sons and four daughters: Pearley and Isaac Oiler, both of Vinton, Clarence Oiler of Wellston, Mrs. Nina Jakeway of Johnstown, Mrs. Maggie Swift and Mrs. Mabel Hall, both of Columbus and Mrs. Nola Akers of Rio Grande. There are 41 grandchildren and 86 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Oiler was a member of the Linden Church of Christ in Columbus. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Vinton Methodist church. Burial will be in Holcomb cemetery. Friends may call at the McCoy Funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Tuesday, March 29, 1960
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Oiler, Jasper E.

Three Deaths Occur Among Vinton Folk
Three residents of Vinton and vicinity have died during the last few days, according to word from The Tribune's correspondent. (others found under Mrs. James Rose and Wm. Thompson) Jap Oiler whose serious illness has been mentioned from time to time passed away at his home Monday morning. His funeral was held at the residence Wednesday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Leveck, burial in the Holcomb Cemetery by Funeral Director H.K. Butler.

[Note: Jasper E. Oiler, born 1856, died 1932 is buried at Old Holcomb Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Tribune
February 25, 1932
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Oiler, Lucinda J.

A complication of diseases due to her advanced age resulted in the death Wednesday night of Mrs. Lucinda J. Oiler, aged, 81, widow of Jacob Oiler, at the home of her niece, Mrs. Alice A. Cole, 160 ?(169) South Scioto Street. Besides her niece she leaves 3 sons. The funeral will be held from the residence at 9:30 Friday morning, and the body will be sent to Delaware for burial by W. I. Winegarner.

[Lucinda Jane was the daughter of Daniel and Mary Louise Holcomb Polley. She was born March 24, 1835 in Ohio and died Nov 1, 1916 in Columbus. She had a least 9 siblings and she married Jacob Oiler and they had 6 children, both girls died young and they raised 4 sons. Jacob and Lucinda did live in Vinton, Gallia County.]

Unknown publication
Transcribed by Madge McClain Staley Top of Page

Oiler, Mrs. Charles

Death result of Attack of Acute Indigestion
Mrs. Charles Oiler aged fifty-four years, died very suddenly at her home at No.4 Commercial Street last night. Mrs. Oiler attended to her evening work and retired feeling as well as usual. During that early part of the night she was taken very ill of acute indigestion and died a short time later of paralysis of the heart.
The deceased is survived by her husband and eight children. Charles Oiler of Colfax, West Virginia, Mrs. Edward Ellington, and Mrs. John Ellington of Creola: William, Leslie, Hobart, Ahira and Nellie Oiler of this city. One son, Frank, is deceased.
Mrs. Oiler came here with her family from Vinton county about 2 years ago.
The funeral will be held from the late home Friday evening at 7 o'clock, Rev D.N. Kelly officiating . The remains will be shipped to Vinton, Gallia County Saturday morning over the Hocking Valley.
Burial: January 10, 1914, Vinton, Gallia Co., OH

Marion Newspaper
January 1914
Transcribed by Madge McClain Staley

Oiler, Clemuel David

Clemuel Oiler Dies Thursday
MIDDLEPORT - Clemuel David Oiler, 58, died Thursday evening at the Pt. Pleasant Clinic. He was born in Vinton County, son of the late Andrew and Mary Hutchinson Oiler. Oiler was employed by the street department of the Village of Middleport and was a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union.
He is survived by his wife, Roxie Lewis Oiler; two daughters, Mrs. Violet Batey of Middleport and Mrs. Midge Millirons of Columbus, seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers, Rev. George Oiler of Middleport; Marion of Syracuse; Clarence of Columbus and James of Middleport and three sisters, Mrs. Martha Repp of California, Mrs. Lenora Jenkins of Syracuse, and Mrs. Clara Gideon of Dayton.
Friends may call at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home until time of the services which will be at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Church of Christ in Christian Union. Rev. Guy Sayre and Rev. Roy Fields will officiate. Burial will be in the Cheshire Gravel Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 4)
Friday, April 18, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Oiler, Cline Edward

Cline Oiler, 27, Dies In Truck
Cline Edward Oiler, 27, a native of Vinton and the son of Cecil and Flossie McFarland Oiler, residents of that community, was found dead in a truck at Hammond, Ind., Saturday morning. His death was attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning by the authorities of that city. Oiler was an employe of the Hayes Freight Line and was making delivers [deliveries] in the Chicago area at the time of his tragic death.
He was born in Vinton on April 25, 1928. He attended the Vinton schools and served in the Armed Forces during the Korean War. He suffered wounds in that conflict. In addition to his parents, he is survived by five brothers and three sisters, William of Greenfield, Mrs. Helen Hoschar of Henderson, W. Va., Mrs. Nellie Sigler and Mrs. Mary Blankenship, both of Columbus, Robert of Mt. Sterling, Paul, Carl and Phillip, all at home.
Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the McCoy Funeral home at Vinton. Rev. John O’Bryan and Rev. Ralph Spires will officiate. Burial will be in the McGhee cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service. Pallbearers will be Herb Mahan, John Bennett, Robert Chasteen, Jim Pegg, Ralph Rece and Arlen Owens.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 11, 1957
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Oiler, Clyde Everett

Oiler Infant Dies; Funeral At Vinton
Clyde Everett Oiler, eight months-old son of Cecil and Elva Erwin Oiler of Vinton, died at the Holzer Hospital, Saturday, after a week’s illness.
These seven other children, ranging in ages from 18 to 6 years survive, William Kenneth, Robert Harold, Helen Irene, Nellie Marie, Cline Edward, Carl Herbert and Mary Lucille.
Funeral was conducted at the home by Rev. John Spires at 2 Sunday. Burial at McArthur.

[Note: May 16, 1938 – Jan. 14, 1939; Age 8 mos. 4 das. He was the son of Cecil & Mary McFarland Oiler. The burial was in McGhee Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Monday, January 16, 1939
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Oiler, Doris J.

Death Of Infant
Isaac Strausbaugh conducted funeral services Thursday morning for Doris J. Oiler, eight-months-old daughter of Cecil and Flossie Oiler. Burial in McGhee cemetery by Butler. Three brothers and a sister, besides the parents survive.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Friday, September 7, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Oiler, Ella [Huntley]

Mrs. Oiler Dead
Mrs. Emmett Oiler, formerly Miss Ella Huntley, was taken suddenly worse Saturday and passed away about noon. She was a daughter of Sarah and the late Seth Huntley, and a good Christian woman. She leaves a devoted husband and five children, her mother, four brothers and four sisters, who deeply grieve for her. The funeral was at the home Monday afternoon by Rev. Ewing of Rio Grande, burial in the Franklin Cemetery.

The Gallia Times
Thursday, August 24, 1922

Oiler, Ella [Huntley]

OBITUARY
Ella, daughter of Seth W. and Sarah E. Huntley, was born near Vinton, Ohio, April 23, 1885, and departed this life August 19, 1922, aged 37 years, 3 months and 26 days. She was married to Emmett Oiler Nov. 24, 1904. To them were born seven children, Verna E., Nola M., Ellis H., Louis E., Anna V., Seth W., and Sarah E. The latter two died in infancy. She is also survived by four sisters and four brothers, Lafayette Huntley, Mary Russell and Anna Carey of Columbus, Frank of Oklahoma, Charles, Roy and Mrs. Minnie Caldwell of Vinton, and Mrs. Bert Russell of Keystone.
At the age of twelve she united with the Union Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Her life has been an inspiration to all who knew her. She was a devoted mother, a faithful wife and a good neighbor. Those who have known her from babyhood to the grave speak of her in the highest terms of praise. She has left her family a rich heritage, and the memory of a noble Christian character. We do not know why she was taken from her family so early in life, but we do know that God does all things well.

We have lost our darling mother
She has bid us all adieu,
And has gone to live in heaven,
And her form is lost to view.

Oh, that dear one, how we loved her
Oh, how hard to give her up,
But an angel came down for her
And removed her from our flock

The funeral was at the home by Rev. W. E. Ewing, burial by H. K. Butler in Franklin Cemetery.

Gallia Times
Thursday, September 14, 1922
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron Top of Page

Oiler, Flossie Mae [McFarland]

Mrs. Oiler, 68, Claimed By Death
Flossie Mae Oiler, 68, of Vinton, died in the Holzer Medical Center around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. She was born Oct. 10, 1901, on Rt. 1, Vinton, daughter of the late Louisa Shenefield and Louis McFarland.
She married Cecil Oiler Nov. 26, 1919, in Gallipolis. He survives, along with the following children, Mrs. Helen Hoschar, Cincinnati; Mrs. Nellie Sigler, and Mrs. Mary Blankenship, Columbus, William Oiler, Wellston, Robert, Carl, Paul, and Phillip, all of Columbus, four children preceded her in death. Twenty grandchildren and one great-grandchild survives.
One sister survives, Mrs. Alice Beman, Upper Sandusky. Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death.
She attended Wesleyan Church in Vinton. Funeral services will be held 1 p. m. Thursday at the McCoy Funeral Home, with Rev. Cloyd Graves and Rev. William Wisemandle, officiating. Burial will be in McGhee Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 this evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 6)
Wednesday, November 12, 1969
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Oiler, Rev. George

MIDDLEPORT- The Rev. George S. Oiler, 81, Racine, died early Saturday morning at Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born March 11, 1902 at Ewington, a son of the late Andrew J. and Mary Hutchinson Oiler. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Georgie Frazier Oiler, three brothers and a sister.
At the time of his death, the Rev. Mr. Oiler was the minister of the Syracuse Church of God. He had been a minister for 59 years serving several churches over that period. He also had been the owner and operator of coal mines in both Meigs and Gallia Counties for 30 years. He was a member of the West Virginia and Ohio Ministerial Associations.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia L. Gibbs Oiler, Racine; a daughter, Mrs. Ithamer (Mona Lee) Neal, Middleport; a son, Gene Oiler, Middleport; two granddaughters, Janet Russell, Pomeroy and Lisa Oiler, Middleport, a grandson, Eric Oiler, Middleport, a great grandson, Ryan Russell, Pomeroy, a stepdaughter, Karen Lyons, Racine; two stepsons, Mike Nease, Pomeroy, and Mitch Nease, Racine; four step-granddaughters, Melanie and Amber Lyons, Racine, and Cassie and Jennifer Nease, Pomeroy; two sisters, Clara Short, Florida, and Lenora Jenkins, Syracuse, a brother, Marion Oiler, Little Hocking, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Rawlings-Coates-Blower Funeral Home with the Rev. David Fields officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. both on Sunday and Monday.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
March 27, 1983
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Oiler, Hazel [Luckadoo]

Mrs. Oiler, 68, Claimed Saturday
Mrs. Hazel Oiler, 68, died at 5:15 p.m., Saturday at the Holzer Medical Center on Fourth Ave. She had been in failing health the past year and a half. She resided at 815 Third Ave. in Gallipolis. She was a former resident of Porter.
Mrs. Oiler was born Oct. 20, 1902, daughter of the late Dallas and Maggie Graves Luckadoo. She married Roy Oiler in 1928 in Gallipolis. He survives, along with four sons and two daughters: John, Charles and Jim, all of Piqua; Chester, West Hampton, N. H.; Mrs. Bobby (Nellie) Jackson, Porter, and Mrs. Richard (Virginia) Hosier, Springfield, Ohio. One daughter preceded her in death. Fourteen grandchildren survive.
She was a member of the Prospect Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at the McCoy Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Preston officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 1, 1971
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Oiler, Hilda Virginia [Walker]

Hilda Virginia Oiler, 69, of Fairfield Church Road, died Tuesday at Holzer Medical Center. She was a retired waitress from the Queen Bee Hotel and Circle’s Restaurant.
Born Dec. 26, 1919 in Akron, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Hugh Walker and Agnes Gibson Walker. Surviving are one son, Delbert L. Sigler of Gallipolis, and one sister, Eleanor Ferguson of Charleston, W. Va.
She was a member of the Apostolic Gospel Church on Eastern Avenue where services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Willard Blankenship officiating. Burial follows in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 4)
Wednesday, May 3, 1989
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Oiler, Isaac

Gallia County Man Killed by Neighbor
Isaac Oiler Meets Sudden Death at Murray City
Isaac Oiler, son of Peter Oiler, of near Alice, was killed by a man named Searles at his home in Murray City a week ago Sunday. The two men were neighbors and the children coming home from Sunday School began quarreling and Oiler stepped out to see what the racket was about, having a knife in his hand at the time. Mr. Searles also came out of his home to see what the disturbance was and asked Oiler what he was doing with the knife in his hand, if he intended to cut him. Mr. Oiler is said to have denied any such intention, but Searles picked up a piece of heavy cinder and threw it, the missile striking Oiler in the head, killing him almost instantly. Both parties formerly lived near Alice, and had been friends.
Mr. Oiler leaves a wife and five children. Mr. Peter Oiler, father of the unfortunate man, and brothers, Merida and Emmett and sister Mrs. Alfred Radcliff attended the funeral.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, September 1, 1905
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron Top of Page

Oiler, John Allen

Oiler Services Sunday at Two
MIDDLEPORT - Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today from the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home for 30-year old John Allen Oiler, 1702 Eastern Ave., Gallipolis, who died early Friday morning of a gunshot wound in the chest. Rev. O. H. Cart will officiate. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Visitation will be held at the funeral home after 10 a.m. today.
An employee of the Gallipolis State Institute and veteran of overseas service in the Armed Forces, he is survived by his father, Marion Oiler, of Rock Springs; his wife, Martha; two sons, John Jr., and Paul and a daughter, Lisa, all at home; two brothers, Clarence, of Pennsylvania, and Marvin of Middleport; three sisters, Mrs. Clarence Fife, Pomeroy; Mrs. Paul Wamsley, Marietta, and Mrs. Carroll Saxton, Gallipolis, and several uncles and aunts.

Sunday Times Sentinel
July 5, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Oiler, Merideth

Merideth Oiler Dies At Home Near Alice
Merideth Oiler of near Alice died at 12:30 Thursday morning, Feb. 1, at his home. He had been in poor health about six weeks. He leaves his widow, two daughters, Viola of Columbus, Essie of Marion, sons. E. P. of Marion, and Howard of Coalton.
Mr. Oiler was a highly respected farmer and liked by all his acquaintances.
Funeral will be at the residence Saturday at 10 o’clock by Rev. Snyder and burial in Franklin Cemetery by Funeral Director H. K. Butler.

[Note: Aug. 18, 1870 – Feb. 1, 1934; Age 63 yrs. 5 mos. 13 das. He was the son of Peter & Nancy Woods Oiler.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Vinton Correspondence
Thursday, February 1, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Oiler, Nancy

Mrs. Peter Oiler, formerly Miss Nancy Woods, died at Alice, August 23. She was the mother of 11 children, all but two surviving her. She was a member of the M. E. Church, and a good lady.

[Note: Buried in Franklin Cemetery, Gallia Co., Oh. Stone states 3/17/1843 - 8/22/1902]

Gallipolis Tribune - Personal Notes
Saturday, August 30, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Oiler, Pearlie E.

Pearlie E. Oiler, 74, was found dead early Tuesday morning at his home on Rt. 1, Vinton. He had been in failing health for the past year. A retired railroad employee, he spent most of his life in Gallia County. He was born Jan. 12, 1900, son of the late Jasper and Katherine Stone Oiler. He married Bertha McCarley who preceded him in death June 18, 1971.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Katherine Snyder of Vinton, and Mrs. Junior (Jean) Scott of North Wood, Ohio, three sisters, Mrs. Nola Eggars of Vinton; Mrs. Delbert Hull of Columbus and Mrs. Nina Jakeway of Johnstown, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was preceded by five brothers and a sister.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday from the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home at Vinton with Rev. John Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in Vinton Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 on Thursday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 7)
Wednesday, February 20, 1974
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Oiler, Pluma Mae

Pluma Mae Oiler,81,Rt. 2, Vinton, died at Scenic Hills Health Center Sunday evening following an extended illness. Born May 19, 1906, at Eno, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Ethel Darst Amos.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Oiler, Oct. 29, 1971, one brother, two sons and two daughters. She is survived by two sons, Thurman Oiler and Billy Oiler, both of Vinton; three daughters, Mrs. Joe (Leona) Boston, Franklin Ohio; Mrs. James (Barbara) Ramey, Gallipolis and Diane Oiler of Vinton; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral will be Thursday 10 a.m. at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home of Vinton, with the Rev. Jac Finnicum and the Rev. Dennis Fulks. Burial will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home Wednesday from 6-9 p.m.

[Note: Died Feb. 28, 1988]

Gallipolis Paper
March, 1988
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Oiler, Samuel

Samuel Oiler died at his home near Vinton last Tuesday. He was a good man whose health had been on the decline for a year.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 4)
Monday, May 16, 1910
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Oldacre, Garnet Marie

Death of Infant
Garnet Marie Oldacre, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Oldacre, passed away at her home on Mill Creek Monday afternoon after a week’s illness with pneumonia. The funeral will be conducted at the Epworth M. E. church at 3 p.m. Wednesday with burial following at Pine Street Cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 23, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron Top of Page

Oldacre, Naomi Florence

Oldacre Infant Dies
Naomi Florence, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Oldacre of Upper Second Avenue, died this morning after an illness from whooping cough and pneumonia. Funeral services will be held at Epworth Church Saturday at 2: with burial in Pine Street Cemetery by Elias Wetherholt. The Oldacres have six other children.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 23, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Oldaker, Clarence H.

Clarence H. Oldaker, 192 W. 4th Avenue., age 62, died Sunday. Survived by wife, Zelva; daughters, Dorothy Campbell, Ann Huston, Thelma Rogers, Lula Winfree, Yvonne Oldaker; 2 sons, George H. and Rodger Lee; 1 brother, Clyde Oldaker. Friends may call at the residence 7-9 p.m., Monday and Tuesday. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Second St. Nazarene Church, Gallipolis, Ohio. Interment Pine St. Cemetery, Gallipolis, by Glenn L. Myers.

[Note: April 17, 1895 - October 6, 1957]

Columbus Dispatch
Monday, October 7, 1957
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Oldaker, Opal Irene

High School Girl Dies This Morning
Opal Irene Oldaker, aged 16, daughter of Clarence and Belva Brown Oldaker of Maple Shade, died at Holzer Hospital at 3 o'clock this morning. Though her illness was known to be serious and perhaps puzzling, her death came rather suddenly. About three weeks ago she complained of a severe pain about the eyes and she was removed to the hospital a week ago. Outside the hospital reports were had that she was suffering from sleeping sickness.
She was the next oldest of seven children and would have entered the Junior Class in the local high school next September. The surviving brothers and sisters ranging in age from 20 to 4 years, are Thelma, Dorothy, Lula, Ann, Margaret, Yvona, Junior and George. Opal Irene was born March 3, 1922.
Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Edgar Burnem at the Church of the Nazarene Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in Pine Street Cemetery by Elias Wetherholt.
The Oldaker home is 2125 Chestnut Street, next door to Fred Rice's home.

[Note: Opal died June 21, 1938; aged 16 years, 3 months and 18 days of age. Death Certificate shows her mother's name as Zelva. Cause of Death: Encephalitis]

Gallipolis Paper
June, 1938
From the Debbie Carter Evans Collection
Transcribed by F.K. Brown Top of Page

Oldaker, Zelva A.

Death
Zelva A. Oldaker, age 67, of 461 E. Morrill. Member of Second St. Nazarene Church, Gallipolis, O. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Ann Huston, Mrs. Thelma Rogers, Mrs. Dorothy Campbell, Mrs. Lula Winfree, Mrs. Yvonne Manning; son, Roger Lee; sister, Mrs. Eva Burnette of Gallipolis; brother, Levi Rife.
Friends may call at the Shaw-Davis and Glenn L. Myers Funeral Home, 4341 N. High St. after 6 p.m. Monday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Second St. Church of the Nazarene, Gallipolis. Interment Pine St. Cemetery by Glenn L. Myers.

Columbus Dispatch
Monday, January 29, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Oliver, Carl E.

Carl Oliver, Kanauga, Dies In Hospital
Carl E. Oliver, for many years a familiar figure in Kanauga, died in Holzer Hospital at 3:35 a.m. today. He had been in poor health for a number of years and his fatal illness started with pneumonia.
He was a pipe fitter by trade and had worked for the Marietta Manufacturing plant and his last employment was with the Lewis Roofing and Heating Co. Many years ago he was injured when the stacks on the Island Queen fell when that boat hit the New York Central bridge at Kanauga.
Mr. Oliver was born in Belmont County, Ohio and was the son of the late T. J. and Florence Vance Oliver. His marriage was to the former Florence Champer, who survives along with one son, Edwin Oliver of Dayton. There are four grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. C. J. Lemley will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Mr. Oliver attended the Kanauga Fairhaven Methodist Church. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday evening and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 1, 1960
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron Top of Page

Oliver, Florence -- see Theodric Oliver below

Oliver, Harold (Snooky)

Harold Oliver Dies Suddenly Early Today
Harold (Snooky) Oliver, 52, of 424 Fourth Ave., Kanauga, died around 3:50 a.m. today at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Pt. Pleasant following a brief illness. Mr. Oliver, an employee of the Goodyear Plant in Apple Grove, became ill while at work last night, and was rushed to Pleasant Valley Hospital. He apparently suffered a stroke.
He was born in Mason County on Oct. 23, 1915, son of the late Lula Durst and Charles Oliver, Pt. Pleasant. Mr. Oliver is survived by his wife, Mabel, Kanauga, and one daughter, Barbara Donahue, Chesapeake. One daughter, Mrs. Donna Casey, was a Dec. 15, 1967 Silver Bridge disaster victim. Seven grandchildren survive. One sister, Juanita Bucy, Chillicothe, survives, along with the following brothers: Pearl and Jack, Pt. Pleasant; Ed, Huntington; Roy, Rowdy and Henry, Chillicothe.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Church of God on Garfield Ave., under the direction of Rev. L. E. Foudy. Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s Funeral Home in Gallipolis after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 26, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Oliver, James Dent

James D. Oliver Dies Thursday
James Dent Oliver, 86, died at his home 611 Third Avenue, at 6 A. M., Thursday. He had been in poor health for the past few years and during recent months had been confined to his bed most of the time. A retired engineer, he had had a long career from his earliest years.
As a young man he served on river boats as an engineer and after leaving the river he was for many years connected with the City waterworks. His father, John C. Oliver, was in charge of the installation of the present water system in the early 1890’s and was the head of that department before his son took over the duties.
Oliver left that post as city engineer in 1919 and on February 28, 1920 he became an engineer at the Gallipolis State Institute. He remained there until December 31, 1938 when he retired. He was a member of Grace Methodist Church and Morning Dawn Lodge of Masons.
Oliver was born in Gallipolis on April 14, 1869, the son of the late John C. and Caroline Damron Oliver. He was married to Katherine Curry, a resident of Gallipolis who preceded him in death on August 1, 1944. They were the parents of one son, John Oliver, who was killed in France during World War I. Mrs. Oliver was largely responsible for the placing of the Doughboy statue in the Public Square which marks the site of Company F camp where her son trained before going overseas.
Two sisters preceded Oliver in death and Mrs. W. N. Hayward of Gallipolis is a cousin. Mrs. Arthur Williams is a sister-in-law, made her home with Oliver.
Funeral services have been set for 2 P. M., Saturday at the Wetherholt Funeral Home. Rev. Paul M. Niswander will officiate and burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday evening and until the funeral hour.

[Note: Previously typed transcription (author unknown) found in the Simmerman files, Damron file, Bossard Library.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume 62
Number 245
December 22, 1955
Gallipolis, Ohio
Sent by Lynn Anders Top of Page

Oliver, John

Body Will Arrive Saturday Noon
Mr. S.H. Eagle received a message from Captain Tom Jones that the body of John Oliver would arrive here Saturday noon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 20, 1921

Funeral of John Oliver
The funeral of John Oliver will be at Pine Street Cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. Ross will conduct the American Legion services. Burial will be under direction of George J. Wetherholt. The body arrived at noon on the Hocking Valley train.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 21, 1921
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Oliver, John C.

Captain Oliver Gone
Passed to the Other World After a Hard Battle
Was a Superb Engineer and Water Works Superintendent
It is with much sorrow that we record the death of Captain John C. Oliver and feel certain that the announcement will be received that way by this community generally. The end came to his sufferings and to a hard and well fought battle for his life at about 4 o’clock this Monday morning, January 17. 1910.
Mr. Oliver was tired and rather run down when, taken with appendicitis and when it was discovered that he had that trouble an operation was performed for it as speedily as a physician could be brought from Columbus. Dr. Gillian of that City performed the operation on the first day of December. At first there was but little thought, but that his rugged constitution would bring him through all right, but that was not taking into consideration his enfeebled condition at the time of attack. Days and weeks went by with varying conditions and complications began to develop and finally when pneumonia set in a week ago Sunday there were but few who believed he would survive. However in throwing off the pneumonia he was completely exhausted and prostrated and sank into eternal repose as does a child going to sleep upon its mother’s breast.
He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Oliver of Wheeling, and was born there 62 years ago. He came to Gallipolis during the Civil War as a steamboat engineer and became one of the best, always in demand at the highest price the profession brought and was on perhaps nearly one hundred different boats and was well known and liked from one end of the river to the other.
He was united in marriage with Miss Caroline S. Damron in March, 1861, daughter of Mayor John G. Damron. They became the parents of Lulu Oliver who died in infancy, Gertrude, who died in 1902, and one son James Dent Oliver, engineer at the water works for the past five years. Mrs. Oliver and his son survive him and they will remember him as one of the kindest and best of husbands and fathers. His brothers and sisters are all dead. Two grandchildren survive him, also of whom he was very fond, Johnny, son of James and Miss Eleanor Nash, daughter of Mrs. Gertrude Nash.
Captain Oliver left the river to become the engineer at the O. H. E. and was there under Dr. Rutter’s administration for about two years when he became the Waterworks Superintendent, a place for which he seemed peculiarly fitted.
He devoted the best that was in him to this business. To those unacquainted with him he seemed rough and unkind, but a kinder heart did not beat in all Gallipolis than John Oliver’s. In business however all men looked alike to him and he could say no to a king as well as to a peasant. No man had warmer or more devoted friends and not a day passed in his illness, but that scores of people enquired as to his condition. He is gone and we will miss him as a friend and as a business man and his memory will long be cherished as a man who lived right up to what he conceived to be his duty without the slightest hypocrisy or even diplomacy. Rough, brave, generous and kind, unfashioned and unpolished, but a nugget of pure gold without alloy. Peace be with him evermore.
The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. A. P. Cherrington at his late residence Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the interment following at Vine Street Cemetery by Hayward.

[Note: Previously typed transcription (author unknown) found in the Simmerman files, Damron file, Bossard Library. From death certificate year of birth only as 1848. Buried at Pine St. CE (Gallipolis). Dates on his stone are 1846-1910.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume XVI
Number 14
January 17, 1910
Gallipolis. Ohio
Sent by Lynn Anders Top of Page

Oliver, James D.

James D. Oliver Dies Thursday
James Dent Oliver, 86, died at his home 611 Third Avenue, at 6 A. M., Thursday. He had been in poor health for the past few years and during recent months had been confined to his bed most of the time. A retired engineer, he had had a long career from his earliest years.
As a young man he served on river boats as an engineer and after leaving the river he was for many years connected with the City waterworks. His father, John C. Oliver, was in charge of the installation of the present water system in the early 1890’s and was the head of that department before his son took over the duties.
Oliver left that post as city engineer in 1919 and on February 28, 1920 he became an engineer at the Gallipolis State Institute. He remained there until December 31, 1938 when he retired. He was a member of Grace Methodist Church and Morning Dawn Lodge of Masons.
Oliver was born in Gallipolis on April 14, 1869, the son of the late John C. and Caroline Damron Oliver. He was married to Katherine Curry, a resident of Gallipolis who preceded him in death on August 1, 1944. They were the parents of one son, John Oliver, who was killed in France during World War I. Mrs. Oliver was largely responsible for the placing of the Doughboy statue in the Public Square which marks the site of Company F camp where her son trained before going overseas.
Two sisters preceded Oliver in death and Mrs. W. N. Hayward of Gallipolis is a cousin. Mrs. Arthur Williams is a sister-in-law, made her home with Oliver.
Funeral services have been set for 2 P. M., Saturday at the Wetherholt Funeral Home. Rev. Paul M. Niswander will officiate and burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday evening and until the funeral hour.

[Note: Previously typed transcription (author unknown) found in the Simmerman files, Damron file, Bossard Library.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume 62
Number 245
December 22, 1955
Gallipolis, Ohio
Sent by Lynn Anders

Oliver, Kate [Curry]

Mrs. James Oliver, 70, Long Ill, Died Last Midnight
Rites 2 [pm] Thursday at 3rd Avenue Home; Burial Pine Street
Mrs. Kate Oliver, wife of James Oliver, died about midnight last night at her home after a long and distressing illness, which her friends and family and she, herself, had realized for some time was hopeless.
Always a sufferer from asthma since young womanhood the ailment finally affected her heart and it was complications from this which hastened the end. Through all her long suffering she was most patient and cheerful.
Mrs. Oliver spent her entire life in Gallipolis, where she was born seventy years ago in September, the daughter of Louis and Louvisa Denney Curry. She and Mr. Oliver were married 48 years ago last April. Their union was blessed by the birth of a son, John, who lost his life in the First World War at the age of seventeen. This was a great grief to the parents, who have since been mutually devoted as well as in doing good for others.
Mrs. Oliver was one of the originators of the Auxiliary of Lafayette Post, American Legion, and it was through her influence that the “Doughboy” memorial was placed in the Park. When her health permitted she was an active worker in the women’s organizations of Grace Methodist Church.
Of her immediate family but one survives, a sister, Mrs. Etta Williams of Columbus, who has been in the Oliver home since the death of her husband, Arthur Williams, in February.
Rev. W. Scott Westerman will conduct the funeral service Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at her late home, 611 Third Avenue. Through her request the Legion Auxiliary will have a part in the service. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt and Sons. The body will be removed to the home tomorrow morning and friends may call there after noon.

[Note: Previously typed transcription (author unknown) found in the Simmerman files, Damron file, Bossard Library. From death certificate date of birth September 15, 1874, date of death August 14, 1944, and full name Sarah Katherine.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume 51
Number 193
August 15, 1944
Sent by Lynn Anders

Oliver, Mary [Hanes]

Mary Elizabeth Oliver, 83, a resident of 709 Lakeland Ave., Valdosta, Ga., formerly of RD 2, Rayland, died Friday morning in Valdosta. She was born June 23, 1898 at West Point, Ky., a daughter of the late Sherman and Hannah Myers Hanes. She spent her early years in Kanauga and graduated from Gallia Academy High School.
A retired employee of the Federal Army Corps of Engineers, she was a Methodist, a member of the Martins Ferry 65 Club, and a life-time member of the Service Star. Preceding her in death were her husband, George D. Oliver, and a son, Thomas S. Oliver.
Surviving are two sons, George D. of Minneapolis, Minn., and Donald F. of Valdosta, Ga.; one daughter, Mrs. Michael (Frances) DiCarlo, Clairington, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Cora DeWitt, Kanauga; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Helsop Funeral Home, Martins Ferry, Oh., Monday, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John P. Bailey officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 14, 1981
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Oliver, Theodric J.
Oliver, Florence Emily [Vance]

T. J. Olivers Are Reunited By Death Within 24 Hours; Married 62 Years
Mrs. Oliver Succumbs At 5:30 P. M. Dec. 31
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Oliver, who were separated Sunday evening when Mr. Oliver succumbed to complications due to his ninety years, were reunited when Mrs. Oliver passed away at 5:30 Monday evening. Mrs. Oliver was in a critical condition when her husband was taken and her family believe that she was not cognizant of his death.
The couple had been wed sixty-two years last July 3 and for over a half century they had been highly esteemed residents of Kanauga. Until his retirement several years ago, Mr. Oliver was employed on the Kanawha River docks at Point Pleasant. Mrs. Oliver was before her marriage Florence Emily Vance of Middleport and she was 81 years of age. Surviving are these sons and daughters: Paul Oliver and Mrs. A. O. Lee of Charleston; Carl Oliver, Mrs. William Messler and Mrs. Walter Duckworth of Kanauga. They also leave ten grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Joint funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Kanauga Methodist Church. Rev. Julius Chandler, former pastor and now of Proctorville, will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery by F. J. Entsminger.

[Note: Florence was the d/o Joshua & Elena Fife Vance]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 2, 1946
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

O’Neal, Clovis (Tobie)

Former Gallipolitan Dies At Detroit Home
Clovis (Tobie) O’Neal, 47, a former resident of Gallipolis, died in Detroit, Mich., Friday. Mr. O’Neal was formerly employed as a boilermaker at the Kyger Creek plant and he and his family made their home in the Caudill trailer park prior to leaving here, March 5. Mr. O’Neal became ill about the time they left.
He and his family attended Grace Methodist Church where they were quite active. He was a member of the Men’s Forum class. He had a Cub Scout troup and Mrs. O’Neal was active in Girl Scouting and PTA work.
Funeral services will be in Chicago where the family is living with a sister, Mrs. W. Wilkinson, 10725 LaSalle St., Chicago (28).

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 27, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Oney, Mrs. Richard

Death of Mrs. Oney
Mrs. Richard Oney, of Greenfield township, died Monday night of spinal trouble, aged 31 years old, leaving a husband and five small children, the youngest being only six months old. She was a good woman and well liked by everybody that knew her. The funeral was held at the Gallia Baptist church Wednesday morning, Rev. Riggs conducting the services, interment by Undertaker Wiseman.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, December 14, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron Top of Page

Orange, Elizabeth

Died on Monday, 31st ult., Mrs. Elizabeth Orange, aged about 18 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
June 17, 1852
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Otto, Louie

Found Dead
Mr. Louie Otto, a well known patient of the O. H. E. and said to be a nephew of the late John Sherman was found dead in bed at that institution this morning. His remains were placed in the hands of Hayward & Son to be shipped to his friends for burial at Dayton.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday January 21, 1909
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Oty, Charles A.

Charles Oty, Gallia Native, Is Claimed
JACKSON, July 16 -- Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Savageville Methodist Church for Charles A. Oty, 84 year old native of Gallia County who died Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Howard Shopshear of Rt. 1, Ray, after an illness of four years from complications. He was a farmer and was a member of the Savageville Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Shopshear and Mrs. David Meachem of Springfield; a son, William Oty of Jackson, and a half-brother, James Stewart of Gallia County.
Burial will be made in Fairview Cemetery by the Sperry funeral service.

Gallipolis paper
Date unknown
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith Top of Page

Ours, Goldie E. [Johnson]

Elderly Lady Dies Enroute To Hospital
Mrs. Goldie E. Ours, 72, a resident of Crown City Rt. died at 9:30 a.m. today while enroute to Holzer hospital in a Waugh-Halley-Wood ambulance. Mrs. Ours had been in failing health for several years, and had been in serious condition for a year.
She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Emma Gardner Johnson. Her husband, William H. Ours and five sons and a daughter survive.
The body is at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home and other details and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Note: b. 1891, d. 1963. buried in King's Chapel cemetery in Ohio twp.]

unknown publication- found in scrapbook
unknown date- probably 3/15/1963 (handwritten date on obit)
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig

Ours, Marvin

Marvin Ours
GALLIPOLIS - Marvin “Biggen” Ours Sr., 64, of Eureka Community in Gallia County, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1993 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital in Huntingon, W. Va. He was a self-employed truck driver for Mountain State Enterprise. Ours was a member of Gallia Masonic Lodge 469 of Eureka, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union. He was a former Clay Township Trustee.
Born May 1, 1929, in Gallia County, he was the son of the late Will and Goldie Johnson Ours.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo Williams Ours; a son, Marvin E. Jr. (Jeanne) Ours of Gallipolis; a daughter, Jennifer (Jim) Osborne of Gallipolis; three brothers, Herman Ours of Crown City, Kenneth Ours of Crown City, Melvin “Tince” Ours (his twin brother) of Crown City; one sister, Gladys Layne of Crown City and four grandchildren, Brian Ours of Gallipolis, Michael Ours of Gallipolis, Tige Osborne of Annapolis, Md., and Tia Osborne of Gallipolis. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Lawrence Ours.
Services will be 2p.m. Monday at the Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Payne officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery. Friends may call today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. There will be a Masonic Service at 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home by Gallia Lodge 469. Pallbearers will be Brian and Michael Ours, Donnie Ours, Paul Dean Porter, Normal Mitchell and Tony Ours.

[Note: Obituary has a picture]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
About Friday November 19, 1993
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Ours, Sarah Jane

Sarah Ours’ Body Dead Several Days, Found at Her Home
Suspicion That She Had Been Slain In Robbery Attempt Is Weakened By Finding $722 In
Pocketbook In Her Bed. Aged Woman Lived Alone In Isolated Section Of Ohio Township.
Considerable excitement was aroused early Saturday night in the Victory Church community of Ohio Twp. following the finding of the lifeless body of Miss Sarah J. Ours in her own rather isolated home. The aged woman—she was past 80—had been dead several days, Dr. W. Lewis Brown, coroner, concluded after a cursory examination.

Signs of Struggle
As chairs and a table or two were overturned, bedcovers were strewn about, and other evidences of disarray were noted when the body was found lying on the floor, face upward, and with the door of the house open, the neighbor folk suspected she had been murdered during a robbery, for it was known to some of them that she kept money in considerable sums about the premises. Wherefore they decided to call the coroner, who left here about 7:30.
On his arrival, Dr. Brown was told by a brother and neighbor of the dead woman, Jehu M. Ours, that he had counted her money, about $700, at her request about a year ago and that then she had it hidden in her bed. At the designated spot in the bed a pocketbook was found and a count showed it contained $722.92, most of it in old-style, large-size bills, including many of $20 denomination.
There was a flatiron on the floor. It might have fallen from an overturned table. There was a broken piece of kindling near the body but nothing to show that it or the flatiron had been used as a weapon, it was said. There was a bruise on the woman’s right hand and wrist but that might have been caused by her falling.
The body was turned over to Undertaker Stevers and he was asked to report to the authorities any marks of possible violence he might notice.
If death resulted from natural causes, it is believed the woman had put the room in disarray while ill or in agony and while trying to help herself or call neighbors to her assistance. Another theory is that she was attached and died of fright or over-exertion while defending herself and that the attacker fled the scene without even looking for any hidden valuables.
Miss Ours had but few neighbors. A Stewart family lives within 300 or 400 yards of her house, which gets in a hollow about two or three miles east of Mercerville, and a little farther than that west of Bladen.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 this afternoon by Rev. Jennings Cremeens at Hannan Hill church. Burial in the cemetery there by Stevers Funeral Service.
Besides the brother named, at least one sister, Mrs. Ed Johnson of Ohio tp. survives Miss Ours.

[Note: 11/11/1849 – 2/28/1936. She was the daughter of William & Rebecca Sealey Ours.
Her death certificate shows her birthdate date as Sept. 9, 1849. The burial was in Big Four Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 2, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Ours, William H.

William Ours 79, Succumbs
William H. Ours, 79, a resident of Swan Creek Rd., Rt. 2, Crown City, died suddenly at his home at 7:15 a.m. today. He had been in failing health for five years. Mr. Ours had engaged in farming. He was born in Ohio twp., June 7, 1885, son of the late Poe and Lydia White Ours. His marriage to the former Goldie I. Johnson took place on April 1, 1912, and she preceded him in death in March 1963.
Five sons and a daughter who survive are Donald Ours, Kenneth Ours, and Mrs. Clarence (Gladys) Layne, all of Rt. 2 Crown City, Herman Ours of Lancaster, Marvin Ours of Eureka and Melvin Ours at home. There are 20 grandchildren and 19 Great grandchildren. Two sons, Lawrence and William Lee preceded him in death. Other survivors are a brother and a sisters, Charles Ours and Mrs. Ella Buchannon, both of Huntington. Three sisters and a brother are deceased.
Mr. Ours was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church at Swan Creek. The body is at the Waugh - Halley - Wood Funeral home and funeral will be announced later.

[Note: Funeral held at Kings Chapel, Ohio Twp.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 8, 1964
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden

Ours, William Lee

Death of Little Child
William Lee, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Ours of Bladen, was born Sept. 28 and passed away Nov. 26. The little one survived by his parents, grandfather, Mr. Andrew Johnson; grandmother, Mrs. Lydia Ours; brothers Donald and Lawrence and sister, Gladys May, besides many other relatives and friends.
Everything possible was done to relieve the little sufferer, but to no avail. Interment was made in the King Cemetery near Bladen.

Gallia Times
Dec. 22, 1922
Transcribed by F.K. Brown Top of Page

Overall, Jacob

DIED
Jacob Overall
At his home, in Chambersburg, Gallia County, Ohio, May 12, 1886 Jacob Overall, aged 81 years, 4 months and 12 days of age. The deceased was born near Nashville, Tennessee, but came to this state a great many years ago, where he lived an honest, honorable life ever since, respected by all who knew him.
He cast his first vote for General Jackson and has voted for every Democratic nominee for President since Jackson down to Cleveland. Although a great sufferer from kidney disease and other infirmities of age, which greatly impaired his health,yet he was able to go about, eat his meals regularly and seemed to be well as common, until Monday morning, about 4 o'clock, he was stricken with paralysis, which rendered him entirely helpless and unconscious of everything, in which state he lingered until Wednesday evening, 4 o'clock, when he quietly passed away, no more to suffer, no more to trouble over the cares of this unfriendly world.
He leaves a wife and two children to mourn their loss. His remains were laid away in the Clay Chapel graveyard, attended by a large concourse of friends and neighbors, who came to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased father.
Deceased was a member of the Second Advent Christian Church and a firm believer in the doctrines of the soon coming of Christ, and the resurrection from the dead; the establishment of the Kingdon on earth, etc. The last words he was heard to say were "Jesus, Jesus" and we trust when He shall appear Bro. Overall shall appear also with him to glory. R.A.G.

[Note: Burial Clay Chapel, Clay Township]

Gallipolis Paper
May 12, 1886
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Overall, Jacob

Jacob Overall Dead
Jacob Overall known all over this county where he used to live, but operating a grocery store in Columbus, was operated upon for gall stones at Grant Hospital last Friday and died. He left a wife but no children.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, October 15, 1912
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Owen, Albert Burns

IN MEMORY
Albert Burns Owen was born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, April 21, 1853, and departed this life July 29, 1919, at his home at Rodney, this county. The first five years of his life were spent in the neighborhood where he was born. In 1860 he was brought by his parents to the Rodney neighborhood where he had since resided.
On April 30, 1879, he married Effie Harriger. Together they shared the joys and sorrows of life. Born to this union were the following children: Earling of Huntington, W. Va., Roscoe who died at the early age of twelve, and Paul and Evaline who are at home.
Albert Burns Owen had a large capacity for friendships. His sympathies were broad and he showed himself a friend in need. For the last 30 years he had been a member of the fraternal order of Knights of Pythias in which he had a large acquaintance during the days of his health. For the last two years he had been failing from the illness that finally claimed him. He born his sufferings with patience, conscious of the fact that his future here could not be long.
While Mr. Owen had never united with the church he was a regular attendant, and aided its work in many ways. He often felt his unworthiness and for that reason withheld his membership from any church, but often said he had great faith in God.

“It is finished; life is o’er,
And the race is run;
Weary hands shall toil no more,
For their work is done.
Chant the litanies of peace,
O’er the flowery shrine;
Sorrow has its sweet surcease
In the hope divine.”

The funeral was held Thursday morning at the family residence in Rodney by Rev. L.L. Roush assisted by Rev. Wood. The interment was in the Long cemetery near Bidwell under direction of Naomi Lodge, K. of P. of Gallipolis.

Card of Thanks:
The members of the family of the late A.B. Owen desire to thank their friends and neighbors who were so kind to them in their hour of bereavement.

[Note: A.B. Owen is the son of John Owen & Elizabeth Burns Owen. Surnames Owen and Harriger are both mis-spelled in the source article]

Source: an undated newspaper clipping, from a Gallia County newspaper.
Transcribed by Claudia Melin

Owen, Effie Morris [Harriger]

Mrs. Effie M. Owen died at 11:15 last night at the home of her son, Paul Owen, at Rodney. She had been in poor health for months. She was the widow of Albert Owen.
Mrs. Owen was in her 85th year, having been born Nov. 28, 1860, at Patriot, a daughter of George and Lovina Wensel Harriger and the last survivor of her generation of the family. Another son, Perlle Owen of Norfolk, Va., survives.
Funeral will be held at 2 p.m.EWT Sunday at the Rodney Methodist Church in charge of Rev. J.L. Stephenson. Burial at Rio Grande by J.L. Coleman and Son.

[Note: Burial in Calvary Baptist Cemetery in Raccoon Township. Date of death was July 25, 1945. Originally published in a now missing issue of the Gallipolis Daily Tribune, thus the last night referred to another date. The tombstone spells the last name Owens, but others with that surname in the same cemetery spell it Owen, which is probably correct.]

Gallia Times
August 2, 1945
Transcribed by Henny Evans Top of Page

Owen, Elizabeth [Burns]

From our Rodney Correspondent:
Mrs. Elizabeth Owen, having been afflicted with brain trouble for a number of years passed peacefully to the Great beyond, Saturday evening Oct. 26, and was laid to rest, by her husband John Owen, in the Cemetery near Bidwell. She has been a member of the M.E. Church at this place since early womanhood, being a faithful attendant whenever her health permitted. Of late years her afflictions have been so great as to cause her to remain in her home, but her life has ever been that of a true Christian woman and she was beloved and respected by all her many friends and neighbors.

[Note: death year unrecorded. As per the John & Elizabeth Owen family Bible (1852), E. Burns was born in Alleghany County PA on 28 Dec. 1829 to Robert Burns and Jane (Marshall) Burns, and married to J. Owen in Alleghany City in Alleghany County PA, by John Pressly, on 3 June 1852. Her maternal grandparents were John Marshall and Jane McBride, both of Alleghany County PA.]

Source: undated newspaper article, from Gallia County.
Transcribed by Claudia Melin

Owen, Hilah Adrienne [Kennedy]

Hilah Adrienne Owen, 84, of Rodney, died Tuesday at Holzer Medical Center. She was born on January 3, 1903, in Kyger to the late Freeman and Ida Mae Kennedy. She worked at the former Ohio Hospital for Epileptics (now the Gallipolis Developmental Center). She was a member of the Rodney United Methodist Church and a charter member of the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Rodney Grange.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Raymond Owen, five brothers and a sister. Survivors include two sons, Jack and Joe Owen of Rodney; three grandchildren; and one brother, Gerald Kennedy of Rodney.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Rodney United Methodist Church. The Rev. William Cannode will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Rio Grande. Friends may call at the Cremeens Funeral Chapel Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 2, 1987 pg. 3 col. 1
Transcribed by Claudia Melin

Owen, Jack Harriger

Jack Harriger Owen, 79, of Rodney and a lifelong resident of Gallia County, passed away Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at his residence. Owen was born Aug. 19, 1925 to the late Paul R. Owen, who preceded him in 1975, and the late Adrienne H. Kennedy Owen, who preceded him in 1987. He began a career in law enforcement as a deputy sheriff with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Department, where he worked for 13 years and attained the rank of sergeant. In March of 1973 he went to work for the Gallipolis Police Department as a patrolman.
On June 30, 1992, one day after retirement, he rejoined the police department as a reserve officer. Reserve patrolmen serve with full police powers, but on a volunteer basis, which demonstrated his dedication to his profession, the department and to his community. He received numerous letters of commendation during his tenure with the Gallipolis Police Department, and was the recipient of the Gallia County Gun Club’s “Jim Mills, Lawman of the Year” and the Veterans of Foreign Wars “Law Enforcement Award” for his years of dedicated service to the citizens of Gallipolis.
Prior to his employment with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Department, Owen worked on the family farm, and at the family-owned gas station, Owens’ Gulf Station in Rodney. He also formerly worked for Merry’s Stone Company.
Owen is survived by his former wife, Betty Owen of Gallipolis; one daughter, Deana (Eddie) Ellis of Gallipolis; two granddaughters, Linda (Joe) White and Lisa Bloomer, both of Gallipolis; four great-grandsons, all of Gallipolis; one brother, Joe (Julie) Owen of Gallipolis; one nephew, Joe Owen II of Gallipolis,; and one niece, Tonya Owen of Gallipolis.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m.Pallbearers will be Mike Fulks, Greg Frazier, Robert Bateman, Rex Greenlee, Raymond DeLille and Eddie Ellis. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Smith, Eugene Stout and Joe Owen.

[Note: Jack is a grandson of Effie Morris Harriger & Albert Burns Owen, of Rodney.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004 pg. 5 section 1
Transcribed by Claudia Melin Top of Page

Owen, John

John Owen was born March 19th, 1829, and died July 15, 1887. He was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal church over forthy years ago. Two weeks before his death, he said: I am failing every day, but it is all right. He was a faithful christian, and loved to talk of the goodness of God. His end was peaceful. He quietly fell asleep in Jesus. He leaves a wife and one son to mourn his loss.

[Note: The family Bible of John & Elizabeth Owen (1852) records his birth date on 29 March 1829, in Pennsylvania. His parents are Edward and Letitia (Loughlin) Owen; his paternal grandparents Ehrling and Mollie Owen.]

Source: undated newspaper article, from Bossard Library collections.
Transcribed by Claudia Melin

Owen, Letitia [Loughlin]

DIED - near Porter, Gallia co., Ohio, Jan 13 1880, Mrs. Letitia Owen, wife of Edward Owen, sen., in the 73rd year of her age. She was born and raised in Penn., and moved to Ohio in 1851. Mother Owen lived and died and exemplary christian.

[Note: Maiden name from the (1852) John & Elizabeth Owen family Bible record. The 1880 Gallia County Mortality Schedule indicates that Letitia Owens' parents were born in Ireland.]

Gallipolis Journal, 26 February 1880
page 2, col. 6, section A
Transcribed by Claudia Melin

Owen, Paul R.

GALLIPOLIS - Paul Raymond Owen, 78, of Rodney, died around 3:40 p.m. Friday at his home. He had been in failing health one year. Mr. Owen was a retired farmer, school bus driver and former service station and store operator in the Rodney area where the Mitchell store is now located. He was born Aug. 10, 1896, in Rodney, son of the late Albert and Effie Harriger Owen.
He is survived by his wife, Adrienne Kennedy Owen whom he married in July, 1924, in Middleport, and two sons, Jack and Joe Owen, both of Rodney, and three grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. He was a lifelong resident of Rodney and a charter member of the Rodney Grange.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Alfred Holley and Rev. Damon Stapleton officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rio Grande. Friends may call at the funeral home from, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday.

[Note: Surname is mis-spelled Owens in the source article.]

(Ironton) Sunday Times-Sentinel
27 April 1975
Transcribed by Claudia Melin

Owens, Albert Roscoe

Killed - By the Accidental Discharge of a Target Rifle
The deadly target rifle has claimed another young victim in the person of Roscoe Owens, son of Robert Owens, of Rodney. Sunday morning the lad had been out shooting birds with a flobert rifle, 22 calibre, and returning to the house, set the rifle down and it went off, the bullet striking him on the left side of the face near the ear and lodged in a large bone above the ear. Dr. Eakins was called and did everything possible but the little fellow passed away that evening.
The funeral was held Monday morning by Rev. J. W. Smith, of Rio Grande, interment following at Rodney by Undertaker Glassburn. Besides his parents, he leaves two brothers and one sister.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, February 2, 1906

OBITUARY - Albert Roscoe Owens, son of A. B. and Effie Harriger Owens, was born Sept. 15, 1894, and died Jan. 27, 1906. Roscoe was an exceptional boy, so kind-hearted and loving, bright and of such a sunny disposition as to work his way into the affections and lives of not only his home and kindred, but his schoolmates, teachers and neighbors, all knew him to love him.
The work of the father and oldest brother Erling taking them from home so much Roscoe was such a comfort to his mother, had as usual so willingly helped her with the morning work. On running his last errand to see if he had left the keys at the barn, which he had already given her before, but which she had forgotten, she, affectionately clasped him in her arms and kissed him little thinking of his being brought to her so soon in such a sad condition.
The ways of Providence seem hard to us, but God knows best. Knowing Roscoe all of his short life, seeing him in his home, the Sunday-School, Epworth League, and regular church services; knowing the eagerness with which he listened to the stories of Jesus, we feel that when he joined the church about one year ago that he accepted Christ as his Savior, was baptized and taken in full connection with the church July 16, 1905.
Besides the family already mentioned, Roscoe leaves a younger brother, Paul, and sister, Evalyn. We will all be sad without him, but he is at home with God. We will go to him, for he cannot come to us. Rodney, Ohio

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, February 9, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Owens, Hannah [Alban]

Owens, Hannah Alban, 85, Columbus: native of Thurman: Apr. 30 at home of her daughter, Mrs. Irene Adams, Cleveland: survived by a brother and sister, away: Mrs. Ray Bailey is a niece and Mrs. Hannah Bower and Miss Emma Richards, Rio Grande, are cousins: funeral May 2 at Columbus: burial at Venedocia, May 3.

[Note: According to her death certificate available at familysearch.org, she was born December 1, 1861 in Jackson County, OH, to John J. Alban & Margaret Richards both born in Wales.]

Gallia Times
Abt. Wednesday April 30, 1947
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Owens, T. K.

Respected Native Dies At Age 86
Former school superintendent, state legislator and well-known businessman, T. K. Owens, died Tuesday morning at Oak Hill Hospital. He resided on East South Street and was 86 years of age.
Owens certainly ranks as one of the most accomplished, versatile and energetic men of his time. He served as superintendent of Jackson City Schools and three terms in the state legislature in the 1950's where he was chairman of the educational committee. He also served several years with the state mental health department and retired as superintendent of the Gallia County school system. His local business enterprises included an automobile and implement dealership and Owens lumber company in Jackson which he opened and operated at an advanced age.
Owens was a former member of Jackson City Council and at one time, served as acting mayor. For approximately 25 years, he had the T. K. Owens Radio program. He was also a farmer in the war bond chairman for the county and was a former active member of many civic and fraternal organizations. His memberships include those in the Valley Grange, Jackson Presbyterian Church where he was an elder, lifetime member of the Masonic bodies and a 32nd degree Mason as well as many others. A graduate of Centerville high school in Rio Grande College, Owens received his master’s degree from Ohio State University.
He was born in Jackson County and was the son of the late Lloyd and Margaret Evans Owens. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Pierce Owens; two brothers, John and Denson; and one grandchild.
Survivors include two children, Mrs. Brian (Lois) Donahue of Columbus and Roger of Jackson; a brother, Luther of Florida; and five grandchildren.
Friends may call from 1 until 3 and 7 until 9 PM Wednesday at the Eisnaughle-Lewis Funeral Home. Services will be held 10 AM Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Robert Gray officiating. Burial will be made in Fairmont Cemetery.

[Note: Unknown publication and date & unable to locate burial site. The funeral home listed is in Jackson, Ohio, but there is no Fairmont Cemetery listed on findagrave for either Gallia or Jackson County.]

Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Owens, Taulby

Taulby M. Owens, 74, Rt. 1, Patriot, died 11 p.m. Sunday at Holzer Medical Center following a short illness. Mr. Owens was born March 8, 1908, in Clintwood, Va., to the late Andrew and Maude Lipps Owens. His wife, Lola Moore Owens preceded him in death in 1978. He served on the Gallia County School Board for several years.
Survivors include three sons, John of Patriot; Robert of Houston, Texas and Jack of Gallipolis; one daughter, Mrs. Lonnie Wooten of Gallipolis; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Leslie Mathias of Alexandria, Va.; one stepson, Lamar Whittaker of Columbus; two brothers, Glen and Treeman, both of Waterloo; one sister, Mrs. Della Osborne of Waterloo. One stepson preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Pearl Casto officiating. Burial will follow at Salem Cemtery. Friends may call at Willis Funeral Home 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

Gallipolis Tribune
January 17, 1983
Transcribed by J. Farley

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