Miscellaneous Meigs County, Ohio Obituaries


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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 survive.

Fred Mitch
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 funeral.

May Little
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. 
Frank Price
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. 
Frank VanZant
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. 
Roberta Anderson
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. 
Andrew Faught
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. 
William Steinbach
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. 
David Wood
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. 
Arthur Davidson
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.
Samuel Woods
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.
Anthony Woode
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.

Cranston Ratliff
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 time.

Calvin McHaffie
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. 
Van McCarthy
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. 
Will Carleton
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.
Rebecca Foley
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 firm. 
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. 
Adeline Cahoon
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. 
Cassius Fitch
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.

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