Meigs County News For The Year 1898

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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Tribune-Telegraph March 16, 1898
Many friends will be pained to learn that Mrs. John P. Price, who had been seriously ill for some many months, died at her home in Minersville, Friday March 11th, 1898. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Minersville M. E. church, by Rev. G. W. Schmitz, of the Pomeroy Baptist Church, and were largely attended; interment at Minersville Cemetery. Deceased was in the fifty fifth year of her age and leaves a family consisting of a husband and nine children to mourn her loss. She was well known and highly respected having resided in and near Pomeroy for over forty years. The following relatives from a distance attended the funeral: W. A. Tully and wife [trans. - dau. Catherine/Cassie], John D. Price and wife, Thos. Price and David Price of Charleston, West Va; H. A. Rubadue and wife [trans. - dau. Letitia] and Mrs. P. Harding of Columbus, O; Jas. Price and wife [trans. - Elizabeth Mainwaring] of Wellston, O; Mrs. Thos. Lewis, of Coalton, O; Morgan Price of Shawnee, O; Miss Cassie Williams, of Cincinnati; Robert Williams, of Sistersville, West Va., and a number from Middleport, Pomeroy, Mason City, and Syracuse. [Transcribed by Bobbi Newcomer]

Unknown Meigs County, Ohio, newspaper August 17, 1898
Salisbury's Teachers The following teachers have been hired to teach schools in Salisbury Township the coming year. T. A. Russell Elmer Frost Gertrude Chaffin Percy Peoples G. G. Heaton George Laubner Arthur White E. C. Moler John C. Hysell Kate Morhart Celia Finlaw Raymond Hiland Howard Hiland Vernon Greenler [Transcribed by Kay Williams]

The Tribune-Telegraph October 19, 1898
C.C. ANDERSON - and old and decrepit soldier of Kerr's Bun, died Saturday. [think that should be Kerr's Run] AN INFANT - of Mr. and Mrs. Robert King, of Second Ward, died Friday night. The funeral (took) place Monday morning. MRS. MAGGIE WELCH - Mrs. Maggie Welch, wife of Clinton L. Welch, a school teacher of Harrisonville, died Saturday under most distressing circumstances. Along about 9 o'clock in the evening a neighbor boy came along and asked Mr. Welch to go coon hunting with him. At that time Mrs. Welch was apparently in the best of health and she readily consented for her husband to go with the boy. He finally went leaving his wife and a young child alone in the home together. At about 11 o'clock he returned and was unable to arouse his wife at the front door. From there he went to a rear window took out a screen and entered the house by that means only to find his wife lying before the fire dead and the baby crying in its cradle. Dr. Day was hastily summoned, and found that the woman had been dead nearly two hours. It appeaars that she was about to take a bath when death overtook her, having made all preparations to do so. Dr. Day pronounced her death as caused by apoplexy. Deceased was about 35 years of age. Her maiden name was Maggie Musser and she was a Rutland township girl, a sister of Mrs. Joseph Giles, of this city. Her first husband was W.W. Brown, a conductor on the K.&M. Railwway. January 9, 1897, she was married to Mr. Welch, having been divorced from Mr. Brown. The funeral took place at 10 o'clock, Monday morning. [Transcribed by Elaine Balasky]

The Tribune-Telegraph November 2, 1898
Mrs. Amelia Williams Mrs. Amelia Williams, of Syracuse, died suddenly, last Wednesday morning, of paralysis. She appeared to be in the best of health up to within a couple hours of her death. Deceased was born in Dukestown, Breckonshire, Wales, February 12, 1835, and was married to David D. Williams, August 21, 1856. To this union were born nine children, four sons and five daughters. Only six of the children are now living, three boys having died. Her husband died in Colorado, August 2, 1887 and was buried there. Mrs. Williams was a noble christian woman, who took delight in doing what she could to assist others and help make their lives more cheerful. Funeral services were held at the house, Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Pfalzgraf of the M. E. church. Burial in Minersville cemetery. Those present from a distance were: William J. Williams, of Rosedale, Indiana; Mrs. E. E. Booth and daughter, Gladys, of Pueblo, Colorado; Thos. Rowland, of Bevier, Missouri; Mrs. Hannah Perry, of Glenroy and W. P. Jenkins and sister, Lizzie, of Dayton. Martin Stack Martin Stack, after a twelve months' illness, died at his home in the Fourth ward, Thursday evening, October 27th, of consumption. Deceased was born in Germany and was sixty-one years old. He came to America in 1868, coming directly to Pomeroy. He was the father of six children, four boys and two girls, all of whom with a faithful wife survive him. Funeral services were held at the German Presbyterian church, Rev. Keiper officiating. The remains were interred in the Naylor's Run cemetery. [Transcribed by Bobbi Newcomer]

The Tribune-Telegraph November 9, 1898
JOHN YOST - John Yost, an aged resident of Minersville, died at his home there Saturday afternoon, of pneumonia. He was born in Darmstradt, Germany, 73 years ago and came to America in 1848 settling in Pennsylvania, where he was married in 1850 to Miss Catherine Guise. To this union were born eight children, two boys and six girls. In 1856 he came to Minersville and has been a resident of that town ever since. Funeral services were held at the German church in Minersville Tuesday afternoon, Revs. Hauff and Pfaltzgraf officiating. Deceased was a member of the Rhine Lodge I.O.F. of this city and was buried by that order. He was also a member of the Encampment. GRANDMA RUSSELL - Grandma Russell, as she was familiarly known, very quietly passed away at the home of her son, Capt. T. Russell, at Middleport, last Sunday morning. Mrs. Russell, we believe, is the oldest pioneer in Meigs county, and had she lived until the 22d of this month, she would have been 96 years of age. Mrs. Russell was a woman of remarkable ability had a wonderful memory and could relate incidents that took place in the days of our forefathers with great accuracy. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and, notwithstanding her age, was seldom absent from her place. She was always blessed with remarkably fine health and to the last knew no sickness. On Saturday, the day before her death, she helped perform all the household duties and visited several of the neighbors. She sat up until after 8 o'clock in the evening sewing, and then she retired to sleep the sleep that knows no waking. She never regained consciousness, and died of apoplexy. The funeral was from the house, Tuesday, at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W.A. Echols, and her remains were laid to rest in the Hill cemetery. [Although no first name was given in this obituary, Grandma Russell's first name was Barbara. This was verified by an article which appeared in the September 13, 1899 TRIBUNE TELEGRAPH, which gave the names and ages of those individuals age 50 and over, who had died in Meigs county between April 1, 1898 and March 31, 1899. This list was presented by the County Assessor at a meeting of the Pioneer Society.] [Transcribed by Elaine Balasky]

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