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1880 Obituaries from the Gallipolis Journal, in Gallipolis, Gallia County Ohio.

ALLAN, Methven, Obituary

DIED. -- Near Centerville, March 8th, Methven Allan, only son of Robert and Julia Allan, aged 38 years and 8 months, leaving a wife and four children. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, March 18, 1880]

ANDERSON, Ann, Obituary

DIED. In Vinton, June 30th, Ann, age 2 years and 6 months, daughter of J. C. and Annis Anderson. Nearer my God to thee. Funeral services by R. Breare. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, July 22, 1880]

AYERS, Mrs. John, Obituary

Mrs. John Ayers died Friday of typhoid fever at her residence on Front street. Her funeral occurred on Saturday. She leaves a husband and two children. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, September 9, 1880]

BAER, Naret, Obituary

DIED. In this city, on Wednesday, November 24th, 1880, of scarlet fever, Naret, eldest son of Mr. Louis Baer, in the 11th year of his age. The death of bright little Naret was a deep blow to a household where children were worshipped with all the viror of big-hearted parents. He was an intelligent, active boy, full of promise, healthy and handsome. Mr. and Mrs. Baer have the sympathy of the whole community in their heavy loss.

The funeral services were held Friday morning by the Rev. Wm. Schmidt, of the German Lutheran Church. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, December 2, 1880]

BAGGS, Sophia M., Obituary

DIED. -- Near Vinton, Dec. 3d, 1880, Sophia M. Baggs, aged fourteen years, seven months, five days. Sophia has gone from earth to heaven, to join her parents gone before; snatched away a lovely bud to blossom in a fairer clime before the rude blasts of earth crushed her pure heart. Sweet child how we miss thee, but ever down in the depths of our hearts, thou will live in thoughts of pleasant meaning; dead yet living, and dear always. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, December 30, 1880]

BARD, Henry, Obituary

Vinton. Henry Bard, of this township, died on the 8th inst., at the advanced age of 93 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, March 25, 1880]

BARLOW, Frances E., Obituary

DIED. At her residence in this city, July 4th, 1880, Mrs. Frances E. Barlow, widow of the late Stephen Barlow.

Mrs. Barlow was born in Franklin county, Pa., in March, 1817. She came to Columbus, O., in the early days of the State. There she met Stephen Barlow, to whom she was married in 1835. Mr. Barlow was a native of Gallia county and so he brought his bride thither and this has been the home of the family ever since. Mr. Barlow died in 1872, leaving Bryson, Marion, John, Matellus and Frank, sons, and Mrs. Edward Cating and Mrs. Wm. Laning, daughters. Of the sons, but one, Frank, and the daughters, were at her bedside when she passed away. On Tuesday Bryson and John arrived from the West, to attend her funeral, which took place from the family residence at 5 o'clock on that day.

Mrs. Barlow was a consistent Christian, being a member of the M. E. Church of this City. She was noted for her kindness and gentleness. The children of the deceased occupy prominent and influential positions in society, and are noted for their high moral character. Rev. T. M. Leslie conducted the funeral services. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, July 8, 1880]

BETZ, Allie, Obituary

Allie, the little daughter of Oliver Betz, of Mill creek, died Monday evening of that fatel disease, pseudo-membraneous croup. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, October 28, 1880]

BLAZER, Sarah U., Obituary

DIED. In Gallipolis township, June 4th, 1880, Mrs. Sarah U., wife of Joseph J. Blazer, in the 37th year of her age. Her disease was Consumption. Mrs. Blazer was for several years a member of the M. E. Church, living a life of Christian uprightness and trust in a Savior's merit. She was patient in her affliction, and realizing that her end was near, viewed death with composure. When it came it found her triumphing in the Christian faith. Her bereaved companion has the sympathy of many friends. J. W. M. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, June 24, 1880]

BOGGS, Mr., Obituary

Mr. Boggs, of Walnut Tp., Gallia Co. died on the 17th. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, April 1, 1880]

BUNCH, Frances, Obituary

DIED. Near Harrisburg, in Raccoon township, on Sunday, Feb. 29th, of quick consumption, Mrs. Frances Bunch, wife of Andrew Bunch, aged 52 years. She was married in Dec., 1849, has reared a family of children, 10 of whom are still living. She was a consistent member of the Missionary Baptist Church for 38 years and left a bright evidence of a thorough preparation for the better land. Funeral services were held at New Hope Church on the 2d of March, conducted by Elder James Noel, after which the remains were interred in the family burying grounds. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, March 11, 1880]

CAMPBELL, Lieut. James K., Obituary

Lieut. James K. Campbell died at the residence of his brother, T. S. Campbell, in Centerville, last Thursday. The deceased was a soldier in the late war, a member of Co. E, Capt. J. H. Evans, 56th Reg. O. V. I. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, February 19, 1880]

CARDWELL, Willie, Obituary

DIED. Willie Cardwell, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Cardwell, died at his home in Huntington Tp., May 17th, 1880, aged 16 years 4 days. If this notice catch your eye, Remember that we all must die; If with the blest you'd enter in, The work on earth you must begin. S. S. DENNY. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, May 27, 1880]

CHAPDU, Edward K., Obituary

Edward K. Chapdu died at his residence in this city, Nov. 17th, in the 58th year of his age. He was born here, and has always lived here. An upright, useful citizen. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, November 25, 1880]

CHICK, John, Obituary

DIED. John Chick was born January 27th, 1799, in South Charel, Somerset, England, emigrated to the United States in 1830, and settled in Gallia county, Ohio, near the village of Patriot, which place he made his home the principal part of the time for about fifty years. During this time, by industry and economy, he amassed a considerable amount of wealth, and also numerous and warm friends, many of whom followed him to his last resting place with hearts stricken with sorrow at the loss they had sustained. Mr. Chick never saw proper to unite with any branch of the church after leaving his mother country and church, but was a firm believer in revealed religion, and for years a friend and supporter of the cause of the redeemer, up to the last day of his life, which came to him on the 17th of April, 1880, and found him firmly trusting in Jesus as his only Savior and nearest friend. His many friends are therefore not called upon to mourn as those which have no hope, for if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. J. D. HATHAWAY. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, May 20, 1880]

CREUZET, Charles, Obituary

Death of an Old Citizen.
Charles Creuzet died Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. He died of old age, having reached 87 years last May.

The deceased was born in France, and came to Gallipolis in 1817. In all the years since, except for the past ten or fifteen years, when age incapacitated him for an active life, he has been one of our leading merchants and citizens, just in his dealings and enterprising in spirit.

Mr. Creuzet, through industry and wise investments, was successful in securing wealth. His estate probably amounted to $75,000. Most of this was distributed to his heirs some years since, leaving not more than twelve or fifteen thousand to be dispose of by will.

Mr. Creuzet leaves two daughters, Mrs. Fannie Heisner and Mrs. Maria L. Shepard, and a number of grand children.

His funeral occurs this Wednesday forenoon, at 9 o'clock, the religious services to be conducted by Rev. R. Breare. The services at the grave will be under the direction of Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7, F. & A. M., of which Order the deceased had long been a member. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), August 5, 1880]

CROMLEY, Mrs. Frank, Obituary

Mrs. Frank Cromley died at midnight of Tuesday, last week, of that fell destroyer consumption. She had been sick for a number of years and finally passed away in the 45th year of her age. Mrs. Cromley was a Christian woman in the fullest sense of the word. Her charity was proverbial, and her kindness and patience were models for all mothers. She leaves a husband, son and daughter. The funeral services were conducted at the house, Thursday afternoon by Rev. M. B. Wilson. The attendance was large and full of sympathy. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, December 30, 1880]

DANA, Jerusha, Obituary

Mrs. Dana, mother-in-law of Judge A. Logue, died in this city on Friday of last week. She was nearly ninety years of age. She had been a resident of our city but a short time, but had gained many friends in that short time. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, January 29, 1880]

DANA, Jerusha, Obituary

Of Mrs. Jerusha Dana, who recently died in this city, at the residence of her son-in-law, Judge Logue, an obituary notice in the Marietta Register says: One sister, older than herself, is still living in Connecticut. Also a brother, "Capt. Burch," of Marietta.

She was married in 1810, at the early age of sixteen, to Edmund Dana, one of the most enterprising business men of that time, and a son of Capt. William Dana, of the first settlers of Ohio, 1788. They were married in the old seminary in Marietta, which is still standing, and soon went to live at the old homestead in Belpre, opposite Biennerhassetts Island.

Mrs. Dana has passed through an eventful life. Her reminiscences of early times were very interesting. She was a woman remarkable for kindness and hospitality, for purity of heart, energy of character and that wonderful vitality of organization, which for many years has sustained a very frail body. Under every vicissitude of fortune she preserved her cheerfulness and elasticity of spirit. She will be remembered by a large circle of friends in Marietta and vicinity as one of the lovelist and beautiful of old ladies. Her last thoughts were of others, and it may well be said of her, "she hath done what she could." The worn grandmother is at rest. May our lives be as pure, as useful, and as thoughtful, as was hers. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, February 26, 1880]

DANA, Jerusha, Obituary

DIED. At the residence of her daughter in Gallipolis, January 23d, 1880, Mrs. Jerusha Dana, aged 84 years. She was born in Bridgeport, Conn. Both her father and her husband's father were among the first settlers of Marietta and vicinity. She was married in 1810, and reared a large family, of whom only three survive. She united with the Baptist Church in very early life, and continued in the same faith until death. She was ready and waiting when summoned to depart. W. E. LYON. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, February 12, 1880]

DAVIS, Bertha, Obituary

DIED. Bertha, daughter of Prof. John M. and Ella B. Davis, died of brain fever at Rio Grande, O., June 24th, 1880, aged five months and two days. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, July 1, 1880]

DILCHER, Wm. R., Obituary

Mr. Wm. R. Dilcher, the Third street baker, died Tuesday morning of heart disease. Monday evening he was about in his usual health, was taken sick at 11 P. M. and died at 5 A. M. Mr. Dilcher was one of our good citizens, and enterprising in business.

An inquest was held on the body Tuesday morning, showing fatty degeneration of the heart as the cause of death. The deceased held insurance on his life for $1600, in the Ashland, Ky., Mutual Aid Association, of which company he was agent. He was 58 years of age. The body was taken to Hartford City for burial, Tuesday afternoon. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, January 8, 1880]

DUNBAR, Harry Gilbert, Obituary

DIED. DUNBAR -- In this city on Friday evening, June 4, 1880, Harry Gilbert, youngest son of Samuel A. and Frankie E. Dunbar, age 9 months. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, June 10, 1880]

GIBBONS, Viola, Obituary

Mr. Alexander Gibbons' daughter, Viola, aged 29 years, 11 months and 7 days, died yesterday at 12 1/2 o'clock p. m., after an illness of several months duration. The funeral services were held this morning at 8 1/2 o'clock. The remains will be interred at Gallipolis, leaving here today on the steamer Ohio in charge of Mr. William S. Sisson. The youngest daughter of Mr. Alex. Gibbons died about seven years ago. The next youngest, Naomi, died on the 5th of September last. Mr. Gibbons, who is a printer, and who has been unable to work more than a few days at a time during the past year or more, is also quite sick, and it is not expected that he will survive his daughter very long. Miss Jennie, who is quite worn out in watching and attending on her sister and father, and Mrs. Samuel Brammer, of Gallipolis, who was prevented by illness from coming here, are now the only children of this once interesting and happy family. These young ladies, before they were separated by death, were always together, they were always plainly but neatly dressed and they were highly respected by all who knew them.--Irontonian. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, March 4, 1880 Gallipolis Journal]

GRAHAM, Charles, Obituary

DIED. Near Dayton, Ohio, Oct. 2d, 1880, of abcess on the liver, Charles Graham, in the 44th year of his age. He was born and raised in Green township, this county; went West several years ago, and settled in Illinois. He leaves a wife and one son, in his fourteenth year. He died trusting in Jesus. His end was peace. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, October 21, 1880]

GROTHAUS, Henry M., Obituary

DIED. At his residence in this city on Wednesday, June 2, 1880, Henry M. Grothaus, aged 51 years. He was interred in Mound Hill Cemetery, Thursday. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, June 10, 1880]

GROVE, Thomas S., Obituary

Thomas S. Grove was born April 15th, 1845, and died November 13th, 1880, in the 36th year of his age. The subject of this notice has been a resident of this county all his life, save for a short time, which he spent in Illinois. His occupation from his early youth has been that of a clerk, and all who have bought goods of him will remember him as a pleasant, affable and honest gentleman. He was a man of strong convictions and was fearless in expressing them. In 1871 he married Miss Sarah Kerr, the daughter of Samuel Kerr, Esq., and by her had four children, all of which survive him. He was an earnest, active member of the M. E. Church, and he died as he had lived, ready at any time to give an account of his stewardship. His funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. Hiram Howe to a large concourse of people, who gathered to pay their last respects to one they loved while he lived. His disease was consumption of the lungs, with which he had been afflicted for many years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, December 9, 1880]

HALLIDAY, Samuel, Obituary

Death of a Pioneer.
Mr. Samuel Halliday departed this life on Wednesday of last week, at his home in Springfield township, in the 82d year of his age. Mr. Halliday was one of the prominent citizens of this county, and had an extensive acquaintance. His remains were buried near Rutland. He was formerly Auditor of Meigs county. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, September 2, 1880]

HAMPTON, Mary E. (nee Gilbert), Obituary

Peculiarly Sad Death.
Mrs. Jno. T. Hampton died Saturday morning of peritonites, in the 22d year of her age. On Tuesday she gave birth to a child. Puerperal convulsions followed with inflammation, rendered her case hopeless. She was burried on Sunday in Gallipolis Cemetery, the funeral services being conducted at the M. E. Church by Revs. C. F. Chreighton and M. B. Wilson, before a large audience of sympathizing friends. Mrs. Hampton, nee Mary E. Gilbert, had been a bride but a year, anticipating a bright future for herself and family in the new residence being constructed by Mr. Hampton. She was a bright, cheerful lady of good sense. Her mother was in attendance at her last hours. We sympathize with the stricken husband.--[McArthur papers please copy. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, December 2, 1880]

HARTSOOK, Mary E., Obituary

DIED. At the residence of Mr. Henry Wood, near Harrisburg, this co., Miss Mary E., daughter of Wm. Hartsook, departed this life Jan. the 26th, in the 25th year of her age. The deceased had long been a sufferer. She leaves a father, one sister and three brothers, to mourn their loss. She bore her sufferings patiently, trusting in Jesus, and we trust has gone home to rest. Funeral services by Rev. S. J. Wood. Text Matt.24-42. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, April 1, 1880]

HARTWIG, Henry, Obituary

DIED. At the residence of his son in Newport, Ky., June 28th, 1880, Mr. Henry Hartwig, father of the late lamented Henry Hartwig, who was drowned a few months since. Mr. H. was a resident of Morgan township, Gallia Co., Ohio, for about forty years, and only changed his residence to Kentucky about three weeks previous to his death. He was a gentleman universally esteemed. He was 85 years of age. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, August 5, 1880]

HEBARD, George Dunlevy, Obituary

Death of Geo. D. Hebard.
All that was mortal of George Dunlevy Hebard passed away Thursday night of last week. Mr. Hebard had suffered for some time previous to his death from a complication of diseases, his liver being the principal seat of disease.

Mr. Hebard was born in Athens, O., April 20, 1827. He entered the Journal office when a young man as a printer's apprentice and continued here until he had acquired his trade. The relations of the deceased with the Journal have always been of a cordial character. * * * * * In 1871 he took charge of the Gallipolis Bulletin, left it in 73' and founded the Locomotive, the name of which paper was changed into the present Gallipolis Ledger. Mr. Hebard was a quiet, honest citizen. The columns of his paper were ever open to the exposure of fraud and villainy, and in the interest of morality he wielded a ready pen. A widow, two sons and four daughters mourn his loss. On Sunday afternoon his remains were deposited in the old cemetery by the Masonic faternity, Rev. M. B. Wilson of the Presbyterian Church, conducting the religious services. Requiescat in pace.

Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7, F. & A. M., is called upon to mourn the departure of one of its members. Geo. D. Hebard died, Jan. 30, 1880, and his spirit has returned to God, its Father; (extracted) [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, February 5, 1880]

HILL, Callie and Stella, Obituary

DIED. At Madison, Indiana, on the 16th of July, 1880, of scarlet fever, Callie aged 5 years, 11 months and 8 days. Also on the 24th of the same month, of scarlet fever, Stella, aged one year, 8 months and 8 days, children of Oliver and Maggie Hill.

Ere sin could blight or sorrow fade, Death came with friendly care, The opening buds to Heaven conveyed, And bade them blossom there. G. M. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, July 29, 1880]

HOLCOMB, Francis, Obituary

DIED. At his residence across Chickamauga, in this city, Sunday morning, May 2d, 1880, of heart disease, Francis Holcomb, in the 75th year of his age. Mr. Holcomb was born in Lancashire, England, and came to Gallipolis in the year 1831, where he has since resided. He was well known to the most of our citizens, and was actively engaged in business here for several years. He was the father of Henry Holcomb, Wm. F. Holcomb, Mrs. John Lupton, Mrs. Jonathan Thompson, Mrs. Thomas L. Bell, Mrs. Jas. C. Shaw and Misses Ada B. and Alice Holcomb, all of whom, except Mrs. Thompson, reside in our city. The deceased was an honest man in every sense. He left an estate worth about $10,000. His widow survives him. His funeral services occurred Monday, Father Breare officiating. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, May 6, 1880]

HOLCOMB, William Joseph, Obituary


To William Joseph Holcomb, who died Oct. 11th, and others, during the yellow fever epidemic in 1878.

'Twas just two years ago the eleventh, Loved ones remember well; How Willie, dear, was called away, And placed beneath the silent clay. Dearest Willie though we miss thee, And thy loss we deeply feel; Still we hope at last to meet thee, With Him who doeth all things well. There were others, prior to his death, And more who felt the sting, Who like his mother, to their graves will bring, The earliest offerings of the Spring.[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, October 14, 1880]

HOPKINS, Mrs., Obituary

Old Mrs. Hopkins died at the County Infirmary March 10th. She was the mother of James Hopkins, formerly here as a shoemaker, but at present residing at Zanesville, O. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, March 25, 1880]

HOULSWORTH, Caroline, Obituary

HOULSWORTH -- Mrs. Caroline Houlsworth, relict of Alexander Houlsworth, died of consumption at her residence near Rio Grande, O., on Sunday, Oct. 3, 1880, aged 72 years and 25 days.

She was born and brought up in Pennsylvania, and in 1837 removed to Gallia county, O., where she resided until her death. Before coming to Ohio she was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, but united with the Freewill Baptist church in Raccoon Tp., soon after its organization . Of this church she was a consistent and active member as long as she lived, although for several years she was deprived by ill health of the privilege of attending public worship. In her home and in society her christian character was displayed not so much by profession as by acts of kindness and a loving spirit which endeared her to all who knew her---most of all to her own family circle. The writer conversed freely with her a few weeks before her death, and found her in the satisfactory enjoyment of the comforts and hopes of the Christian religion. Her five children, Mrs. Ettie Shiers, Ruth, Belle, Addison, and Samuel Houlsworth, and other relatives were with her in her last days, and she passed away from this loving band in the full hope of entering into the society of the redeemed in Heaven.

Her funeral was preached on the day following her death from Ps. 90:12, and her body was interred by that of her husband in the church-yard at Rio Grande. JNO. M. DAVIS. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, November 18, 1880]

HOWE, Johnny, Obituary

Information Wanted: Johnny Howe, a bright little boy eight years old, dressed in a gray suit of clothes, knee pants, striped stockings, was lost Wednesday night, February 4th, from the steamer Telephone, while she lay at the Gallipolis wharf. He is supposed to have fallen overboard and drowned. Any information concerning him or his remains, if found, will be thankfully received. Address, Geo. T. Brosius, C. C., Knights of Pythias, Gallipolis, O. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, February 19, 1880]

HOWE, Johnny, Obituary

The body of Johnny Howe, the little eight year old, who was drowned off the Telephone on the 4th of February last, was recovered last week a mile below town and burried on Saturday by the Knights of Pythias. His parents, who live at Midway, Penn., were advised. Misses Susie Clark, Jennie Selfridge and Maude and Laura Pritchett deserve mention for floral offerings. Rev. W. E. Lyon, conducted the funeral services at the residence of Mr. E. Skees. The parents are under everlasting obligations to Mr. Geo. D. Brosius. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, May 27, 1880]

HULBERT, Lester, Obituary

DIED. At his residence in Green township, Wednesday, Dec. 24th, 1879, of pneumonia, after a sickness of only one week, Mr. Lester Hulbert, aged 73 years. He was a native of New York, and removed to Gallia county about twenty-five years ago. He was a gentleman highly respected by all who knew him, and a citizen whose every impulse was for the enlightenment and elevation of humanity. "And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them." [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, January 1, 1880]

HUNT, Charles Everet, Obituary

DIED. Charles Everet Hunt, son of James and R. J. Hunt, in Greenfield township, September 6th 1880. His disease was diptheria on the lungs. Age 4 years, 10 months and 25 days. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, September 16, 1880]

HUNT, Joseph, Obituary


Monday afternoon, C. M. Holcomb, Esq., from the committee previously appointed to report the death of the late Joseph Hunt to the court, with appropriate remarks and resolutions, to be entered on the Journal of said Court, spoke as follows:

Joseph Hunt is dead. The immortal as well as the mortal has passed from the terrestrial. The mortal to its final, forever home, the immortal to mingle in that grand, unfolding plan. Death, guilt's terror and the wish of innocence, has closed his eyes in night.

Joseph Hunt was born in Jackson county, Ohio, on the 30th day of January, 1826, and died in the city of Gallipolis, on the 4th day of May, 1880. His first appearance here was as a student at our schools. He afterward taught school in the county, and permanently located in Gallipolis in 1849. Here he studied law, and was admitted to the Bar. Following this he was elected a Justice of the Peace and Mayor of the then town of Gallipolis. In 1859 he was appointed by the Commissioners of the county, Clerk of the Courts, to fill a vacancy, and was thereafter consecutively elected thereto until the expiration of his final term in 1875, embracing a period of nearly sixteen years. He was in these years a member and President of our City Council, and Vice-President of the First National Bank.

In every official position and in every official trust, Joseph Hunt discharged each incumbent duty with judgment, honor and fidelity. He was officially pure; his record is stainless.

As a Clerk of our Courts he appeared most prominently before the public, and as such he had no superior. He possessed all the requisite elements of clerical success. Kind Nature and given him a capacious, retentive memory, an eye to order, and care to exactness. He was the attorney's clerk, and the brethren around me to-day are under confessed obligations for his hundred, hundred favors and the lessons that he taught. Judicial decisions, however complex, dropped upon his mind with the nicest precision.

Benevolence was only one of the catalogue of Joseph Hunt's virtues. Forgetting his own personal ailments, he ministered unto the sufferings of others. Charity found a happy home in his breast. The hungry, pained, distressed found in him a willing giver, with an open heart. The unfed never tottered hungry from his door, or the unclad shivering depart. His gifts are only outnumbered by the pulsations of his generous heart.

Gratitude---the highest, grandest virtue--with him was bosom-full. This lends the brightest lustre to his life, and ennobles it.

Joseph Hunt was an honest man. He was an honorable man, and scorned him who would, either from interest or inclination, do a dishonorable act. He was truthful, and rejoiced in the man that loathed a liar. His convictions, of duty and right were ever keen and closely followed.

For five years previous to his demise he was infirm, but never old. The pristine mental vigor was ever his. The warm friends of his physical manly life were his warm friends to the close. His fund of anecdote was not circumscribed; it too was spicy, brief and pointed, and it was when with the company of his closest companions on occasions such as these, he seemed most to shine. Let it be chronicled of Joseph Hunt that he was, without selfishness, the friend of his friends.

The Masonic Lodge, of which he was an eminent and bright member, together with the Bar of this county, county officers, ex-county officers and numerous friends, paid the last solmen duty to be paid the dead. Again let me say, Joseph Hunt has gone; wrapped in the shroud of death he has gone from us forever, and to His high justice that never errs. His friendships are a more enduring monument than marble shafts, and the good acts done deeper fixed in hearts behind than words deep chiseled in pillars of granite.

Therefore, your committee heretofore appointed at a joint meeting of the Bar and county officers, held on the 6th day of May, 1880.

Resolve, That we sincerely regret the death of our late Brother, and our sympathy is hereby extended to those most in grief, but ask them to remember that an upright, charitable and grateful life is all-that can be wrought from human imperfection, and that the good works of Joseph Hunt follow after him.

Resolved, That this Court, out of respect to the memory of our deceased Brother, do now adjourn.

C. M. Holcomb, Jos. Stafford, John L. Guy, R. E. Dunn, W. W. Martindale, Committee. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, May 27, 1880]

HUNT, Joseph, Obituary

Death of Joseph Hunt.

On Tuesday evening of last week, May 4th, Joseph Hunt, Esq., died at his residence at the corner of Third and Pine streets, in this city. In our last issue we mentioned this fact, but gave no particulars. Mr. Hunt was born in Jackson county, Ohio, January 31st, 1826, and was a little over fifty-four years of age at the time of his death. He was first known in the city as a student at the Gallia Academy. In the winter of 1848-9 he taught school in the Cherington District of Chickamauga, and came here in 1849, since which time he has been a resident of our city. He was elected Justice of the Peace and Mayor of the City, severing faithfully in both postitions. He studied law and was admitted to the bar. In June, 1859, upon the death of J. M. Campbell, the Clerk of the Courts of this County, he was appointed by the Commissioners Clerk pro tem. At the ensuing election he was elected Clerk, and continued to hold this office until February, 1875. In December, 1873, he was married to Miss Adelaide Perry, who survives him. During his Clerkship he was a member and President of the City Council. The last five years of his life he held no office, and devoted his time mainly to settling up his outstanding business, such as trusteeships, executorships, etc., of which he had several. For the last four or five years he has been more or less of an invalid, having a considerable part of the time to walk with crutches.

Joseph Hunt was an honorable man. He was truthful. He was honest. He was generous, and behind him he leaves a multitude of sorrowing friends. He was a man of remarkable correctness, and the possessor of a wonderful memory. As a Clerk of the Courts he had no superior, being attentive, careful and accommodating. He was an eminent member of the Masonic Fraternity. Morning Dawn Lodge, F. & A. M., of which he was a member, conducted the funeral. The county officers and members of the Bar, and the City Council, attended the funeral in bodies. His remains were interred in the upper cemetery. Mr. Hunt leaves a considerable estate, the present value of which it is difficult to estimate. He leaves no children. It is supposed that he died intestate, as no will has yet been found. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, May 13, 1880]

ILIFF, Margaret, Obituary

ILIFF---On the 23d day of April, 1880, at Winchester, near Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Margaret Iliff, of pneumonia, aged 83.

The deceased was born in Baltimore, Md., March 10th, 1797. She was married while a resident of that city to a sea captain by the name of Evans, who died a few years after their marriage.

After the death of Mr. Evans, she, in company with her father's family emigrated to Ohio, about the year 1820, and settled in Perry county, near New Lexington. Soon after her removal to Ohio she was married a second time to Henry Shaner.

About the year 1839 she left Perry County with her husband, and removed into Gallia county, locating in Morgan township, near the village of Vinton.

Five children were born to them during this marriage, Adam, Joshua, Harriet, Eli G. and Ruth E.

In 1841 her second husband died, when she returned to Perry county and was a third time married to John Iliff, with whom she lived some twelve or fifteen years, when she was again left a widow for the third time. The remainder of her life was spent living among her children. She died at the residence of one of her children in Winchester, Franklin county, Ohio.

Thus has passed from earth another one of the good and faithful mothers of Isreal, to the memory of whom there can never be too much of honor and tribute paid. She lived a true and faithful member of the Methodist Church for more than fifty years. She was a woman of rare intelligence and saving practical common sense. Let us not be untrue to the memory of such grand old pioneer mothers, for to them is due a debt that all the wealth of all the human family can not pay. E. G. S. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, June 10, 1880]

JENKINS, Thomas, Obituary

DIED. Thomas, second son of G. W. and A. Jenkins, of Harrison Township, Gallia Co., Ohio, died July the 19th, 1880, of cerrebro-spinal meningitis, aged 18 years, 8 months and 18 days. The first link of the family circle is severed. Death, the certain vistor of all, came and placing his cold hand silently upon his honest brow said, enough; thy weary limbs from toil are free. At his touch the ever healthful cheek paled; the lip quivered; the spirit fled and left but the clay of the manliest of men, over which the bereaved family and friends took the sadest of sad farewells---a noble hearted, pure and virtuous son and brother taken in the prime of life, and so suddenly leaves in the remaining hearts of this disconsolate home a wound so deep that time can never, never efface. Gentle be thy rest and glorious thine awakening.

Weep not for him that dieth, For he sleeps and is at rest, And the couch whereon he lieth Is the green earth's quiet breast. His soul to-day is far away, Or may be hovering o'er you. You'll see him in the coming day, He's only gone before you. Farewell, father! farewell, mother! You that I love with love so dear, Farewell, brother! farewell, sister! Don't weep for me, don't weep or fear. I'll wait for you at Heaven's gate, And watch you crossing over, I'll greet your coming, one by one, Till all of us are gathered home, To be with Christ around His throne, Forever and forever. W. H. B. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, August 5, 1880]

JOLLY, Freddie E., Obituary

Sad Accident.
On Monday week, Fred, the young son of Aaron Jolly, Addison Tp., was sent into the woods to chop some fire wood. He had succeeded in felling a tree, which caught his foot and held him fast. The rebound of the tree caused the butt to strike him in the hip and back, dislocating the former and producing internal injuries which caused his death on Friday. He was but 13 years of age and was a boy of much promise. [Gallipolis Journal, October 28, 1880]

Freddie E., Obituary

DIED.Freddie E. Jolly was born Feb. 21st, 1867, died October 22d, 1880, aged 13 years, 8 months and one day, in disposition he was kind and forgiving, and for one of his age unusually thoughtful and industrious. In the home circle he was all that an obedient son and loving brother could be. As a schoolmate and friend he was esteemed and loved. And by assisting the aged and defending the weak showed a spirit of true manliness. It was remarked by those that waited upon him that through his sickness, which was of short duration, he was patient, gentle and polite. And, although his form may pass from our sight, his memory, endeared to us by many kind words and deeds, which will live forever in the hearts of those who loved him, and be an inspiration to them to meet him where all sighing shall cease, and all tears shall be wiped away. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, November 4, 1880]

KEELS, Nancy Ann, Obituary

Tribute of Respect In Memory of Nancy Ann Keels.

Whereas, It has pleased our Heavenly Father in his wisdom to remove from our midst Nancy Ann Keels, a dearly beloved and cherished member, therefore.

Resolved, That by her death we as a Sabbath School class here lost an active and faithful Superintendent, one whose Christian and social life endeared her to all her acquaintances; and,

Resolved, That we cherish in tender recollection her pious example, her earnest and assiduous labor, to promote the interest of our school and advancement of Christianity; and

Resolved, That we tender our heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved friends and relatives of the deceased, entreating kind Heaven to sooth and comfort their distressed hearts.



KEELS---Of consumption March 11th, 1880, aged 25 years and 3 days. The deceased was born in Lawrence Co., Ohio, lived most of her life in Gallia Co. She joined the Baptist Church about eight years ago, and from that time forth lived a consistent, earnest, christian life---life of active usefulness. For some time before her death she expressed a willingness and readiness to die. The funeral services were held at her home by Rev. K. L. Carter on the 12th inst., after which the remains were interred in the burying grounds on the premises of Jacob Steward. She leaves behind a weeping mother, sisters and brothers to grieve her loss. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, April 15, 1880]

KERNS, Edward S., Obituary

DIED. At his father's residence in Addison township, on Wednesday, June 2, '80, of cerebro-spinal-meningitis, Edward S., son of Mr. Jacob Kerns, in the 15th year of his age. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, June 10, 1880]

LANDTHORN, Lizzie, Obituary

DIED. Departed this life on the morning of August 8th, Lizzie, daughter of J. and C. Landthorn, aged 18 years, 2 months and 12 days. During her illness, which was of short duratiuon, she gave clear and frequent testimonies, that Jesus was to her a full and present savior. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, September 23, 1880]

LANGLEY, Mrs. S. A. K. (nee Gatchel), Obituary

DIED. In Patriot, Gallia Co., July 6, 1880, Mrs. S. A. K. Langley, wife of S. T. Langley, and daughter of Rev. Gatchel, aged 52 years, 10 months and 27 days. She united with the Baptist Church when but twelve years of age, and from that time to the time of her death was unwavering in her faith and consistent in her Christian deportment. She was a worker in the Sunday School, and was ready to do what she could to advance every Christian cause. She leaves an aged father, a husband, two children and other kindred to mourn her loss. She bore the suffering of her last sickness with patience, and was joyful in view of her departure to be with Christ. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, July 15, 1880]

LATTIN, Savanah F., Obituary

DIED. At her residence in Crown City, Jan. 7th, 1880, of Typhoid Pneumonia, Savanah F. Lattin, wife of Dr. C. A. Lattin, and daughter of Rev. A. Bickle, of Salem, Illinois. The deceased was born in this county, was 32 years old; accompanied her father to Salem, where she spent a few years, making many friends during her stay. She returned to this county in 1869, where she has since lived. She joined the M. E. Church in early childhood, in whose communion she lived until her death. She was quiet and reserved in her manner, and bore her last illness with Christ-like patience. She died trusting in Jesus. She leaves a husband, one child, two sisters, with many other relatives, to mourn her loss, but they mourn not as those who have no hope. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, January 15, 1880]

LAWLESS, Margaret, Obituary

DIED -- In Springfield tp., near Porter, on the 23d day of January, 1880, of pneumonia, Mrs. Margaret Lawless, better known as aunt Peggie, aged 77 yrs. and 9 days. And so another good Christian has fallen asleep in Jesus. And although there seemed to be but few immediate relatives left to mourn her loss, she has a host of sorrowing friends who sadly miss her here. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, April 1, 1880]

LEWIS, Charley L., Obituary

DIED. In Huntington tp., Gallia county, Ohio, Oct. 12th, 1880, Charley L., son of William Lewis, aged 2 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, November 11, 1880]

LONG, Eva Rozella, Obituary

DIED. Eva Rozella, daughter of Payton and Cornelia Long, died December the 17th, 1880, aged two years and 26 days. She died of that dread disease, croup. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, December 30, 1880]

MADDY, John, Obituary

DIED. -- In Addison township, on May 31st, 1880, of dropsy of the heart, Mr. John Maddy, in the 66th year of his age. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, June 10, 1880]

MARTIN, James, Obituary

James Martin, of this city was killed at Ironton Sunday evening. Officers Merrill and Williams pursued Martin for the theft of a bundle of lath. Martin fired upon them without effect, when the officers returned the fire, hitting Martin and producing instant death. The officers were acquitted upon ground of self-defense. [Source: Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, November 4, 1880]

MARTINDILL, Mrs. Columbus, Obituary

Mrs. Columbus Martindill died at Chambersburg, Friday evening of paralysis. She was 71 years of age. She was the mother of a large and noted family. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, December 2, 1880]

MATTHEWS, Elisha, Obituary

Died in this city, on last Sunday morning, about 4 o'clock, of paralysis, Elisha Matthews, aged 67 years, 4 months and 17 days.

A few months ago deceased was stricken with a paraletic stroke, rendering him nearly speechless and almost helpless; but he seemed to recover somewhat and at times was upon the street, but he gradually grew worse until he could not leave the house, and required constant attention until death relieved his pains.

Mr. M. was a native of Gallia county, Ohio; was married there Nov. 19th, 1837, to Miss Phebe Ewing. In 1849 he came west looking for a home, and settled in La Harpe township the same year. His occupation ever since has been that of a farmer and mail contractor. He was the father of ten children, three of whom are dead. The survivors are Mrs. Kate Hancock, who lives in Fort Madison, Iowa, Mrs. Eliza Hancock, of Adrian, Illinois, Jennie Strader, wife of D. S. Strader, lives in this city, Ellen J. Keen, resides in New York, A. B., Ed. P., and George E. Matthews, are well known to our people, and are straight forward, enterprising young men, Ed. P. now being a citizen of Colorado, and A. B. of Creston, Iowa.

Mr. Matthews has been a citizen of Carthage for almost twenty years. His funeral took place on Monday from the M. E. Church, where a discourse was preached by Rev. Applebee, of Hamilton. He was then laid away in the old cemetery by the side of his wife, who preceded him to the grave not long since.--Carthage, Ill., Exchange.

The deceased was a brother of Mrs. Wm. Symmes, of this county. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, August 26, 1880]

MAUCK, Zachariah, Obituary

Mr. Zachariah Mauck died at his home in Cheshire, Sunday, of consumption. He had suffered for years with the terrible disease and passed off with much pain. His funeral took place on Monday and was one of the largest in the county. A numberwent from this place to view the remains of an old comrade and friend. Mr. M. was very popular and his friends were numbered by the hundred. We extend our sympathy to the large number of surviving relatives. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, September 2, 1880]

McCAFFERTY, Thomas, Obituary

Mr. Thomas McCafferty died at his residence on Second street, Thursday, March 18th. Mr. McCafferty came here about the year 1842 and has been a citizen ever since. Mr. McC. was a good citizen and was much respected for his manly virtues. Honesty was one of his principal traits, and every one learned by experience that his word was as good as his bond. Plain, out-spoken, full of originality, he certainly commanded the respect of his enemies and the admiration of his friends. The world were better if it had more of such men. He came from Baltimore, where he was born 77 years ago. A large funeral procession followed his remains to the grave on Sunday afternoon. Elder Munroe officiated at the rites. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, March 25, 1880]

McCONNELL, May R., Obituary

DIED. -- September the 26th, of diptheria, May R., daughter of John and Annie L. McConnell, aged three years and two months. The are not dead but sleepeth. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, October 21, 1880]

McCONNELL, Minnie Roseita, Obituary

DIED. September the 25th, of Diptheria, Minnie Roseita, daughter of John W. and Annie L. McConnell, aged one year and three months. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, October 21, 1880]

McCune, Samuel, Obituary

DIED. At the residence of Mr. Wm. R. Halley, in Guyan township, near Saundersville, Ohio, on the 20th of Feb., 1880, at 2 o'clock A. M., Mr. Samuel McCune, of Gallipolis, after an illness of about three weeks, and his remains were interred in the cemetery of the Siloam Church. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, February 26, 1880]

McDANIEL, Friend, Obituary

Friend McDaniel of same (Walnut) township died on the 14th. Mr. McDaniel was a universally esteemed man; has been for several years Justice of the Peace, which office he was filling when he died. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, April 1, 1880]

McGEARY, Berthulia, Obituary

DIED. Berthulia McGeary, died with paralysis at her residence on Front street, January 8th, 1880, in the 60th year of her age.

Farewell mother! thine earthly strife is o'er, Thine earthly sorrows past; Jesus, thy friend, hath gone before-- And thou are free at last. No more the solitude and pain; No more the bitter tear; A better land thy soul shall gain Than that which held thee here.

Your children did not understand The sorrows of thy heart; But spirits of the heavenly land Shall judge thee as thou art. A soul that erred, a soul restored, A soul that sinned, a soul forgiven; Dear to the Christ, the loving Lord, And safe at last in heaven.

Farewell, dear mother. JULIA McGEARY. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, January 15, 1880]

McLISH, Duncan, Obituary

Vinton. Duncan McLish died on the 11th inst., at his home in Morgan township, in the 74th year of his age. He was a native of Scotland. He was an honest man, and a warm congenial friend; a man of letters and of manners too. Peace to his ashes. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, March 25, 1880]

MORRIS, Margaret, Obituary

DIED. Near Nebo, in Perry township, Gallia Co., O., March 3, of heart disease, Mrs. Margaret Morris, wife of Erasmus Morris, aged 54 years. Reared a family of 7 children; one died. She was a consistent member of the Congregational Church at Nebo.

Funeral Services were held at Tyn-Rhos, the 5th of March, and was conducted by Rev. J. A. Davis, Shoam, Rev. R. Richards, Tyn-Rhos and Nebo, and the remains were interred in the family burying grounds at Tyn-Rhos. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, April 1, 1880]

MORRIS, Thomas, Obituary

DIED. Thomas Morris at Nebo, Perry township, in this county, 21 years of age, the son of the above (Margaret Morris) and Erasmus Morris, died March 8th, from the quick consumption and was buried at Tyn-Rhos the 10th of March. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, April 1, 1880]

MOSSMAN, Albert Ross, Obituary

DIED. At Gallipolis, Ohio, May 28, 1880, Albert Ross Mossman, son of Albert and Mary E. Mossman, aged eighteen. His sickness was of short duration. Snatched away without any special warning, he leaves a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn his untimely death. He was widely and favorably known as a young man of standing integrity, of industrious and economical habits. The attention shown him during his brief illness, the almost innumerable regrets at his death, together with the large concourse of people of your city and the country, who attended his funeral, all go to show in what high esteem he was held by those who knew him.

One thing shall comfort all his friends, That he has gone to rest, No sore temptations snare his feet, No troubles cross his breast.

He was beloved by every one, And his death has cast A gloom which time alone can efface, For none can fill his room. Rodney, O. E. J. M. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, June 10, 1880]

OWEN, Mrs. Letitia, Obituary

DIED. Near Porter, Gallia co., Ohio, Jan. 13, 1880, Mrs. Letitia Owen, wife of Edward Owen, sen., in the 73d year of her age. She was born and raised in Penn., and moved to Ohio in 1851. Mother Owen lived and died an exemplary christian. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, February 26, 1880]

REILY, Nancy, Obituary

Mrs. Nancy Reily died in this city, Thursday evening last, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Rachael Hannan, on Third street. It is well authenticated that Mrs. Reily would have been 102 years of age on the 20th of February next. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Wilson Dickey, who is 78 years of age. Messrs. J. M. & Chas. Smith are great-grand-children, and there are great-great-grand children, the offspring of Mr. J. M. Smith. The old lady was of Scotch descent, and showed remarkable viror until she finally succumbed to change of air, water, etc. Her remains were taken to East Liverpool, O., for burial. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, January 22, 1880]

RIFE, Stephen, Obituary

DIED. In Morgan Tp., Nov. 10th, 1880, Mr. Stephen Rife, in the 37th year of his age. His disease was consumption with which he lingered many months. He bore his affliction with christian patience. He leaves a wife and two little boys to mourn their loss, but his life and triumphant death is their consolation. W. J. FULTON. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, December 2, 1880]

RIGGS, James A., Obituary

Dashed to Death.--The Pilot, published at Irwin, Gunnison county, Colorado, brings us the particulars of the tragic death of James A. Riggs, son of Mr. J. A. Riggs, and grandson of the late James Riggs, of Clay township, this county. In a prospecting tour, the young man was carried by his daring to the very edge of a mountain cliff, with a descent of between six and seven hundred feet, when the rock gave way beneath his feet, and he was precipitated to the bottom, mangled and dead. The body was recovered and buried by kind hands and loving friends. The deceased was a bright, promising youth of nineteen years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, August 5, 1880]

RIGHTLY, Joseph, Obituary

DIED. Saturday afternoon, June 5th, 1880, at 2 o'clock, at his residence on Second street, in this city, Mr. Joseph Rightly, of Consumption, aged sixty-one years.

A tie to earth has been rent in twain, But while our hearts are riven, There's one more link in the golden chain, That binds us each to Heaven. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, June 24, 1880]

ROTHGEB, Samuel, Obituary

Death of Samuel Rothgeb.
In November last Capt. Samuel Rothgeb, of Addison township, as was almost his annual custom, loaded a flatboat at his landing with his farm products, chiefly potatoes, for the New Orleans market. He was about ready to set sail when Mr. Wm. Kinder, of Clay township, stepped in and bought his load of potatoes. Capt. Rothgeb decided, however, to go along and dispose of some products that his neighbors had put on the boat, and accordingly left during the latter part of November, accompanied among others by his son George. The next important news received from him was a dispatch coming Friday stating that he died in New Orleans of heart disease.

From Mr. S. V. Rothgeb, a cousin who was at New Orleans at the time of his death, we gather these facts. He died on the flat-boat when it was lying at Flat-boat Landing, near Thalia street, about one o'clock Thursday morning. Wm Kinder, James Kinder, Daniel Trichler, his son George, his cousin S. V., and a boy were present. On New Year's Day he had a similar spell, and another one, in which he fell down, about a week before his death. On the night he died the boy who slept with him, being awake, saw the first struggle, caught him and called for Mr. S. V.Rothgeb, but before he reached him he had fallen to the floor. His pulse was then almost gone and he expired immediately. He said all along for a week or two before his death that he

His remains were brought home and on Monday were buried at the homestead with Masonic honors, Siloam Lodge, of Cheshire, of which he was a member, performing the services.

Capt. Rothgeb leaves a good landed estate, the fruits of inheritance, economy and labor. His wife died March, 1864. The two leave five children, Mrs. Andrew Randall and Mrs. W. S. Cavin of this city, Edmund, Nettie and George. He was born on the farm he had lived March 4th, 1825, and was a son of the late John Rothgeb.

Capt. Rothgeb was a man generally known throughout the county. He was the Capt. of Co. E. 141 Regiment O. N. G. He was an honest, truthful man, and charitable to all. The poor were never turned away hungry or unclad from his door. He was a man whose ideas were of his own creation, being a man of a vast amount of original good sense. For a long time he had been a valued correspondent of the Journal from Addison. He was one of the unflinching Republicans of Addison. A good citizen has gone, and we, in common with those related by blood to him, will sadly miss him. To his children may his memory and honor be ever bright. (date of death: January 22, 1880) [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, January 29, 1880]

SIMMONS, Phylena E., Obituary

DIED. ---May 18th, 1880. Phylena E. Simmons, daughter of N. and S. J. Simmons, of consumption, aged 23 years, 11 months and 20 days. She was resigned to the will of God. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, June 10, 1880]

SMITH, Daniel, Obituary

At his residence in Morgan township, August 8th, 1880, Daniel Smith, aged 62 years. He was the father of eight living children; was a sterling Republican, and a strickly honest man. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), Thursday, September 2, 1880]

SMITH, Mozella, Obituary

DIED. SMITH -- Friday, May 21, 1880, Mozella, the little daughter of Jno. W. Smith. She died in her 5th year of pneumonia. [poem omitted] [Source: Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.), , c. May 1880]