|James M. Archer
The Democrat, Thursday March 10, 1932
Funeral services wer held last Thursday afternoon
at Bradbury for James M. Archer, 70, who passed away at his home there
last Tuesday evening. He is survived by his wife and four children, Mrs.
S.H. Misner, of Colorado Springs, Colo, Mrs. Wesley Stewart, of Rutland,
Mrs. Roy Pierce, of Bradbury and Earl, of Willow Creek. Two brothers also
The Democrat Thursday January 7, 1932
Word was received here Sunday evening of the
death of Fred Mitch, of Rosedale, Ind. Mr. Mitch formerly lived at Minersville
but has lived in Indiana for the past 35 years. He is the uncle of the
Phillips sisters and Garland sisters of Pomeroy. He was a brother of Mrs.
George Schmitt, of Minersville. Funeral services were held at the Rosedale
Tuesday with burial there. Miss Sarah Phillips left Tuesday to attend the
The Democrat Thursday July 11, 1929
May Little, eight year old daughter of Mr. And
Mrs. Levert Little, of Silver Run, was instantly killed last Thursday,
Independence Day, when she was hit by a T.H. Davis ice truck. The child
darted from behind a machine directly in front of the slow moving truck
and was knocked to the side of the road before the driver was aware that
she had been struck. The driver was exonerated by Sheriff Wilock and Coroner
Ewing who pronounced it an unavoidable accident. The child had been sent
to the store for a loaf of bread and was hurrying home accompanied by her
brother, who was the only witness to the accident. The remains were removed
to the Ewing Funeral Home where preparation for burial was made. Funeral
services were held at the residence Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The Democrat Thurs July 11, 1929
Frank Price, aged 90 years, died at the county
infirmary Sunday noon as the result of a complication of diseases relative
to old age. Mr. Price had been confined in the home only one month when
he died. He was formerly a resident of the Bald Knob meighborhood. Funeral
services were held Monday afternoon at the Bald Knob church with interment
by the Ewing firm in a nearby cemetery.
The Democrat Thurs Jan 21, 1932
In changing the location of the Gallipolis wharfboat
Friday the body of Frank VanZant, native Meigs countian and prominent citizen
of Gallipolis, came to the surface from its hiding place for more than
one month. Mr. VanZant disappeared in the night from his home there on
Dec. 9th and no trace was ever found of his. He was an insurance agent,
operating in Meigs, Gallia, and aVinton counties. The loss of an only son,
the loss in securities held by him, the depression in business and an automobile
wreck in which he was injured, evidently combined to dethrone his reason.
He was sent to a sanitarium in Marion but grew worse and was taken from
there to the Athens insane asylum where he suffciently recovered enough
to be sent home. In the morning of the above date his wife discovered some
flowers had been removed from a window and the window sash was up. Mr.
VanZant had crawled through the window out into the darkness to be swallowed
up by the river. He was 67 years of age and was a son of A.A. VanZant,
of Langsville, who at the time of his death was the largest farmer in Rutland
township, his farm embracing an area of 1,000 acres. Early in life Frank
VanZant married Miss Lizzie Ralston, of Cheshire, and was the father of
two children whom, it is said, he graduated at the Ohio University. He
was a member of the Gallipolis M.E. church and was for years its Sunday
school superintendent. To the writer he was the embodiment of all that
constitus stering citizenship abounding in kindliness and love for all
mankind which found true expression in his daily contact with his fellowmen.
His tragic fate is deeply deplored by hundreds of admiring friends in western
Meigs county, many of whom attended his funeral at Gallipolis Saturday.
He was buried in the Gravel Hill cemetery at Cheshire.
The Democrat Thurs Sept 19, 1929
Roberta, the five year old daughter of r. and
Mrs. Don Anderson, of Rutland, died Monday evening at Holzer hospital in
Gallipolis after undergoing an operation for appendicitis and after intense
suffering from this cause and from intestinal flu. The funeral will be
held Thursday at the residence conducted by Rev. Bollen. Interment will
be made in the miles cemetery with the Fitzwald firm in charge.
The Democrat Thurs. July, 4 1929
Andrew Faught, age 21, of Welston, O. was instantly
killed at the Syracuse mine Monday evening wher he ran into an electric
wire in the mine. He was electrocuted and death was pronounced instantaneous.
The remains were removed to the Ewing Funeral Home where they were prepared
for burial and shipped to Wellston. He is survived by his parents, six
brothers and one sister.
Anna M Eiselstein
The Democrat Thurs Sept 19, 1929
Anna Mariah Eiselstein, aged 78, died at her
home in Pomeroy Tuesday afternoon at 3:45 o'clock as the result of a heart
attack. Mrs. Eisenlstein's husband, Peter Eiselstein, preceded her in death
some time ago and since that time she has been cared for by her surviving
son and daughter, George and Minnie. Her parents were born in Germany and
came to Pomeroy, where Mrs. Eiselstein was born. She has lived practically
all her life in Pomeroy. The funeral services will be held at the Peace
Evangelical church Friday afternoon with burial in the Beech Grove cemetery
by the Ewing firm.
The Democrat Thurs March 3, 1932
William Steinbach, 75, father of Mrs. Raymond
Zeiher,of Pomeroy, passed away Monday night at his home in Pt. Pleasant
following a stroke suffered several days ago. He is survived by five daughters.
Mrs. Zeiher has lost five close relatves in the past ten months, her husband,
father and mother, her mother-in-law and a brother-in-law.
The Democrat Thurs Nov 7, 1929
David Wood, aged 84 years, died at his home near
Carpenter Friday after a lingering illness. Thus another Civil war veteran
has answered the last call. He is survived by one son Jap, one daughter,
Mrs. Chase, and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held at School
Lot Sunday at 10:30 with the sermon by Rev. Bolron. Burial in the cemetery
at the church by Vale and Martin.
The Democrat, Thursday, March 10, 1932
Arthur Davidson, 73 years of age, passed away
at his home on the Chester road last Thursday afternoon following a short
illness of double pneumonia. He is survived by four children, Mrs. Henry
Werry, Mrs. Edward Shoemaker, and Wesly Davidson, of Pomeroy, and Mrs.
Garland Grant, of Rutand. His wife preceded in death. Funeral services
were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Enterprise U.B. church
with burial by Ewing in the Rocksprings cemetery.
The Democrat Thurs Oct 3, 1929
Samuel Woods well known colored man of Middleport,
was committed to the Athens State hospital Saturday and his death was reported
Monday by Supt. Berry of that institution. Mr. Woods was born in Virginia
82 years ago and nothing is known of his immediate relatives except that
a brother, Joseph Woods, lives in Athens.
The Democrat Thursday Dec 26, 1929
Anthony Woode, 76 years of age, died at the Holzer
hospital at Gallipolis early Saturday morning. Death followed an operation
for kidney trouble. Mr. Woode, who was a well known and respected farmer,
lived the greater part of his life in the Alfred neighborhood. He is survived
by his widow, two sons, Ellsworth and Charles, of Alfred, and four daughters,
Mrs. Emerson Burson and Mrs. Roscoe Orr, of Athens, Mrs. Mayme Castle,
of Pomeroy, and Mrs. Ora Schaeffer, of Toledo. The funeral services were
held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Alfred church with burial in
a nearby cemetery with Finsterwald in charge.
The Democrat Thurs March 3, 1932
Cranston Ratliff, 29, a former resident of Five
Points,passed away Moday night athis home in Michigan, His sister, Mrs.
Chrles Karr of Pomeroy, has been notified. Mr. Ratliff had been ill of
cancer for the past two years and his condition had been critical for some
The Democrat Thurs. Aug 22, 1929
Calvin McHaffie, aged 75, a well known farmer
who resied below Middleport, died at this home about eleven o'clock Saturday
night. Mr. McHaffie had not been feeling wellfor a few days but nothing
serious was feared. After retiring Saturday night he was stricken with
a violent pain in his stomach and died before medical aid could reach him.
Mr. McHaffie was a breeder of fine cattle and had a large and productive
farm near the Hobson shops. He is survived by his widow and one son, Clarence.
The funeral serviceds were held Tuesday at the residence with burial in
the Gravel Hill cemetery near Cheshire. Conducted by the Ewing firm.
The Democrat Thurs Aug 1, 1929
Van McCarthy, colored, died suddenly at the county
infirmary last Saturday morning of heart failure. He was 90 years of age.
Mr. McCarthy was born n Virginia and for thirty-three years of his life
was a slave. When he was freed he and his mother came to Pomeroy where
his mother preceded him in death several years ago at the age of 98 His
wife also preceded him in death. Mr. McCarthy had been blind for eleven
years and it was necessary to take him to the infirmary for care. Funeral
services were held Monday morning at the Ewing chapel with burial in the
Beech Grove cemetery.
The Democrat Thurs Oct 10, 1929
Will Carleton, former Syracuse man and in the
employ of the Rogers Sand company in pittsburgh, died suddenly Monday while
at work on one of the sand boats of that concern in the Pittsburgh harbor.
He was about 50 years old and is survived by one sister, Mrs. Helen Padley,
who resides in Mexico City.
The Democrat Thurs Sept 26, 1929
Mrs. Rebecca Foley, aged 47, wife of John Foley,
died at her home at Letart Falls Tuesday evening. Death was caused by complication
of diseases. The funeral service will be held Thursday at the residence
with burial in the Rainbow cemetery by the Ewing firm.
John W. Carman
The Democrat Thus Nov 14, 1929
John Wesley Carman died at his home near Enterprise
on the Pomeroy-Athens road Saturday night after an illness of about an
hour. He was sixty-one years of age. Mr. Carman had worked all day Saturday
and retired that evening in good health. About eleven o'clock he was taken
ill and died soon after. He is survived by is widow and several grown children
living at different points in the state. The funeral services were held
Sunday afternoon at the Enterprise U.B. church with burial by the Ewing
Catherine H. Roush
The Democrat Thus Nov 21, 1929
Mrs. Catherine Hester Roush passed away last
Friday at her home in Naylors Run in Pomeroy after a long illness. She
was 66 years of age at the timeof her death. Mrs. Roush was well and favorably
known in Pomeroy where she had lived the greater part of her life. She
was a member of the Simpson M.E. church and of the local chapter of the
D. of R. She is survived by her husband, Robert Roush, two sons, Dana Roush,
Chief of Police of Pomeroy, and Arthur Roush, one daughter, Mrs. Raymond
Elberfeld, one brother, John Hester, of Graettinger, Iowa, three half-brothers,
Frank Fell and Andrew Fell, of Chester, and Peter Fell, of Norwalk, Ohio,
and one half-sister, Mrs. David Spencer, of Chester. Three sons preceded
their mother in death. The funeral services were held at the Simpson M.E.
church Sunday conducted by the Ewing firm. Interment was made in the Gilmore
cemetery in the Nease Settlement.
The Democrat Thurs Feb 18, 1932
Mrs. Adeline Cahoon, aged 90 years, died Feburary
9 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. And Mrs. Albert Castor,
on a farm near Star Grange Hall, where she has spent her entire married
life.She was a noble woman and highly respected by all who knew her. Those
who will miss her most are her three children, Mrs. Maggie Castor, Chas.
Cahoon, a blacksmith near Star Hall, and George, a veterinarian at Wilkesville.
A large crowd attended her funeral which was held at her home Friday afternoon
at 2 o'clock and laid to rest beside her husband who passes on some 50
years ago. The funeral director in charge was J.E. Strong, of Wilkesville.
The Democrat Thurs March 3, 1932
Cassius Fitch, 7, passd away las week at hi home
near Long Bottom and funeral services wer held Thrsday afternoon at Morris
Chapel, followed by burial in the Old Town cemtery. Mr. Fitch formerly
operated a sawmill at Hazael,near Long Bottom, and was well known in the
eastern part of the county. He is survived by several grown children. The
deceased was a ivil War veteran.
Cash C. Mauck
The Democrat, Thursday, March 3, 1932
Word has been received here by C.F.Besserer of
the death of Cash C. Mauck, of Jamestown, death occurring Wednesday. Mr.
Mauck was employed here for many years in the old flour mill operated by
Samuel Grant. The particulars are not known here. He is survived by his
wife and daughter.