Meigs County News For The Year 1894

These pages contain transcriptions of news items published in Meigs County newspapers. They were transcribed from microfilm copies of the originals or from the originals themselves.

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The Tribune January 10, 1894
DEATH OF MRS. GREGORY - Mrs. Edmund Gregory, formerly a well known resident of Pomeroy and Mason City, died at Jackson, Ohio, January 3, aged about 60 years. She was a sister of John W. Roberts, of Union Avenue. The remains were brought here and buried at Beech Grove Cemetery Saturday. Besides the family those from a distance at the funeral were: Ben Thomas and wife and son's wife, of Shawnee, Arthur Roberts and son and his son Arthur, of Jackson, Mrs. Wm. Williams and daughter of Jackson, John Journey, of Columbus, and Davis Golden, of Straitsville. Deceased leaves a husband and four grown-up children. MINOR - Mrs. Nora Minor, wife of J.S. Minor, died January 4 from an abscess of the bowels. She leaves a husband, three small children and several brothers and sisters. Her remains were interred in the Nelson Cemetery. [Transcribed by Elaine Balasky]

The Tribune-Telegraph April 4, 1894
RUTLAND - April 2. - Albert McCormick, a well known and respected citizen, died March 26, of pneumonia, aged 66 years. The funeral services were held the 28th, conducted by Rev. S. J. Weed, of Middleport. [Transcribed by Elaine Balasky]

The Tribune-Telegraph July 4, 1894
SAPP - Mrs. Albert Sapp, aged about 37 years, died at her home in Bedford Township, at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning. She leaves a husband and two children, the latter aged 17 and 11 years respectively. The funeral took place at Morse Chapel at 3 p.m. Wednesday. GRESSLE - Frederich Gressle, aged 72 years, 6 months, died at his home of his son-in-law Jacob Fick in Chester township, at 7 o'clock Tuesday evening. Previous to ten years ago, when he moved to Chester township, he was a resident of this city and was employed at the Pomeroy salt works. The funeral took place from the Shade Valley school house at 9:30 Thursday morning. Burial at the Stout cemetery. FITZGERALD - Jarrett Fitzgerald, probably the oldest man in Mason County, W.Va., died at Hartford City, Wednesday. His exact age is not known, but he is believed to be over 100 years of age. He had lived in Hartford City for 35 years, making his home lately with his son Thomas, who is a member of the village council. MAUCK - Mrs. Mary Mack, aged 90 years, died at Story's Run at 9:30 Thursday morning. Funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cheshire Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Echles. Burial at Gravel Hill Cemetery. (Note: spelling differences) SPENCER - Mrs. James Spencer, aged about fifty-five years, died at 7 o'clock Thursday morning at her home in Chester township Funeral at West Shade School House at 2:30 Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. McElfresh. [Transcribed by Elaine Balasky]

The Tribune-Telegraph July 11, 1894
DAVIS - At 2 o'clock this morning Mrs. Jane Davis died at Syracuse, aged a few months over 78 years, having been in declining health for a year or more. She had lived in Syracuse nearly forty years. She was the mother of ten children, six of whom are living, viz.: Wm. S. Davis, Syracuse; Mrs. Ann Hopkins, Shawnee, Ohio; Mrs. Mary Matthews, wife of Rev. Thomas Matthews, Syracuse; Mrs. Annie Jones, Colorado; Mrs. David Lawrence, Winifrede, W. VA., and T.O.M. Davis, who is engaged in the grocery business at Charleston, W. Va. CARLETON - Miss Eleanor Carlton, aged 53 years, 11 months and 14 days, died very suddenly at the residence of Wm. Laubner in the Flatwoods, at 11 a.m., Saturday. She was scrubbing and fell over at her work. On being carried to a bed, she complained of a severe pain in the head, and the next instant was dead. Deceased was a daughter of Thomas Carleton, who died some time in the fifties. The funeral was held at the Flatwoods school house at 2 p.m. Sunday, conducted by Rev. M. Will. The burial took place in Chester cemetery. HUBER - The eight weeks old daughter of John Huber, of Union Avenue, mentioned in Saturday's paper as being dangerously ill, died at nine o'clock that evening. The funeral took place from the residence at 2 p.m. DROWNED! JOHN KOBLENZ, OF HARTFORD CITY, ESCAPES LIGHTENING TO PERISH BY WATER - John Koblenz, watchman on the fleet of barges at the Juhling coal works at Hartford City, was drowned at nine o'clock on the evening of the Fourth under rather peculiar circumstances. He went down shortly after dark to display a signal light and in some unknown manner fell into the river. His cries for help were heard over in Minersville and a half dozen men put off in a skiff to go to his rescue. He was dead, however, before they reached him. By exploring with an oar they soon found the body floating upright with feet down, and took it ashore. An ugly wound was found at the bridge of the nose, probably inflicted at the time of falling into the water, or by the oar in the hands of the rescuing party. Some two or three years ago deceased, while standing in the drum shed of the same coal works, was struck by lightning and for a time it was thought he was killed. The bolt descended one side of his body, went through one foot and tore a boot off. He fully recovered in time, however, and was considered one of the most robust men in the town. Deceased was about 48 years of age and leaves a wife and large family of children, one son being employed on the towboat Moredock. [Transcribed by Elaine Balasky]

The Tribune-Telegraph December 5, 1894
KAUFF - Mrs. Melville Kauff, aged 18 years and four months, died at her home at Middleport at 3:30 Thursday evening, leaving a husband and two children. Funeral at 2 p.m. Friday, conducted by Rev. White. Burial at Fisher cemetery at Story's Run. KAUFF - The two year old child of Benjamin Kauff, of Middleport, died at 10 a.m. Saturday. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, conducted by Rev. White. RUSSELL - Samuel Russell, aged 79 years and 13 days, died at Bradbury Thursday morning after a long illness. Funeral at the Bradford Church conducted by Rev. Pickens. Burial in Bradford cemetery. HUNT - Mrs. Chas. Hunt, aged 21 years and six months, died at her home in Middleport at 8:30 p.m. November 27, from consumption. Funeral at the Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Friday, conducted by Rev. Edwards. Burial at the Hill cemetery. [Transcribed by Elaine Balasky]

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