Meigs County News For The Year 1905

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The Leader February 9, 1905
RUTLAND Dr. PARKER who moved his family to Athens some months ago, returned last week to their farm home here. W. I. WILLIAMSON and son, Clarence, were quite sick several days last week with grip. Howard KNOWLTON and wife were the guests of Jacob MUSSER, near Harrisonville, a day or two last week. Dr. LEE was considerably under the weather several days last week. Miss Carrie BARRETT is home from Gallipolis for a few days. Mrs. Geo. BEAN is in Gallipolis this week with her son, Dr. L.C. BEAN and children. Walter HYSELL has been very sick with rheumatism for some time. V. F. SHEPHERD moved from Mrs. RIGHTMIRE'S property this week into his own dwelling below the bridge. Dr. Perle LEE moved into the house vacated by Mr. SHEPHERD. He has been occupying rooms in the SHEPHERD dwelling. Mrs. Sarah STOUT has been suffering for some time with a hard siege of grip. Mrs. John BECKLEY suffered intensely from rheumatism last week. There has not been much doing at the coal works the past week or two. W. H. MUTCHLER has been very poorly for some time with stomach trouble. He is eighty some years old. HANESVILLE Mrs. Esie HILL and daughter, Ethel, and Miss Leona BRALEY were guests of Stephen STEELE and wife Tuesday. Sumner McKNIGHT, mother and sister spent Sunday with V. D. CURRY and wife at Dyesville. Miss Retta WRIGHT, who has been staying with her aunt, Mrs. Ella LYLE, returned Thursday to her home near Eno. MONZO, the Indian, gave an entertainment at the school house Thursday night. Charley NELSON and wife visited their brother, Elmer NELSON, and wife near Side Hill Tuesday. Miss Genevieve CARR, teaching at this place, spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents above Dexter. O. P. CALLAHAN, of Gallipolis, erected a monument at the grave of Thomas JOHNSTON in Rutherford cemetery last week. James SIMMS and wife, of Eno were calling on friends here Thursday. Oscar CALLAHAN, of Gallipolis, spent Wednesday night with I. J. CHAMBERLAIN and wife. Pearl WARD, employed at Hobson, visited his parents over Sunday. Frank HAYES, wife and daughter were guests of Ernest HAYES and wife at Dexter Sunday. Little Grace LYLE, who has been having typhoid fever, is much better. Mrs. Fanny SAVAGE was quite sick last week. Miss Florence HAYES started to school again last week after an absence of several months. [Transcribed by Nancy Cain Knepper]

Tribune-Telegraph February 15, 1905
DEATHS VALENTINE EISLESTEIN Valentine Eislestein a former resident of this city died at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at his home near Chester, after a lingering illness of consumption. He was 63 years of age and leaves a wife three sons and three daughters. The funeral services were held at 10 o'clock Sunday at his late residence. Interment in the Ridenour cemetery. WM. SAUNDERS Wm. Saunders, a highly-respected and influential citizen of Hemlock Grove, died Thursday after a lingering illness of several years of consumption. Besides a wife he leaves one son Prof. O.E. Saunders principal of the Ceredo, W. Va. public schools. He was 60 years of age at the time of his death. The funeral and burial took place Sunday. ELIZABETH HAMM Elizabeth Hamm died at 10 o'clock Saturday at her home in the Second Ward after a lingering illness of consumption. She was 40 years of age and leaves a brother, Henry Hamm and one sister. The funeral services were held at the German Lutheran church Monday at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. Klindworth. Interment in the Beech Grove cemetery. GEORGE FISHER George Fisher, a former resident of this town, died Friday at the home of his son, George Fisher, in Charleston, W. Va. He was 67 years of age at the time of his death and was a father of Jacob Fisher on Lincoln Hill and a brother............[page ends] [Transcribed by Nancy Cain Knepper]

The Leader February 16, 1905
Death's Harvest SMITH J. H. Smith, the father of Mrs. Mark Woods, whose serious illness is mentioned elsewhere in these items, died on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Columbus. KANE The wife of Robert Kane died at her home on Thursday of last week from consumption, leaving a husband and seven children. BOWERS George Bowers, of Flatwoods, died Tuesday at the age of 85 years and 7 months. He leaves three sons and two daughters, his wife having been dead for 34 years. Burial will take place today. BEACH Lewis Beach, son of John Beach, who formerly lived at Mason City and left there in 1894 and moved to Washington County, Ohio, was killed at St. Elmo, Ill., Monday, Feb 6, in a railroad accident. Deceased was a railroad engineer and in charge of his engine at the time of his death. He was brought to his home at Marietta and buried. C. G. Beach, of Middleport, is an uncle of the deceased. Ross Beach, a cousin, also of Middleport, attended the funeral. HAMM Miss Lizzie Hamm, aged 40, died at her home in the Second Ward Saturday, Feb 11 from tuberculosis. She was the daughter of Conrad Hamm and wife both of whom have been dead a number of years. She leaves three brothers, Henry, Pete and Conrad and two sisters, Maggie and Kate to mourn their loss. The funeral conducted by Rev. Steigemeyer was held at the Lutheran church, corner Second and Sycamore streets Monday at 2 p.m. after which the remains were taken to Beech Grove cemetery for burial. [Transcribed by Nancy Cain Knepper]

The Leader (Pomeroy, OH) March 16, 1905
Death's Harvest JOHNS Mrs. Martha JOHNS died at her home in the First Ward today (Wednesday) age 84 years, 6 months and 6 days. SMITH Mrs. Alex SMITH died Wednesday, March 15, at 11 o'clock, from pneumonia and heart trouble, aged about 32 years. She leaves a husband and three children, all boys. QUILLEN Mrs. Ella, wife of Webb QUILLEN, superintendent of the Spilman brick plant, died at her home at Spilman Tuesday evening, from a complication of ailments. She was the daughter of Noah ZERKEL, of New Haven. She leaves a son and daughter. The bereft husband was reared at Letart, this county, at which place the remains of his wife will be buried on Wednesday. The husband and children have the sympathy of a host of friends in Meigs county. ROUSH Luther M. ROUSH died at his home at Wyandotte, W. Va., Wednesday, March 8th, from typhoid pneumonia, aged 42 years. A short service was conducted Friday at the residence, Rev. JOHNSON of the Presbyterian church officiating, after which the remains were taken to Ironton for burial. The deceased leaves a wife and son, three brothers, Joseph, Edward and Dr. L. F. ROUSH, of this place, and one sister, Mrs. Louisa PACKARD. The funeral services were in charge of the Masonic order, of which organization he was a member. Dr. ROUSH and wife and daughter, Bess, of this place, attended the funeral. (Transcribers Note: Luther Martin ROUSH was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth (SNIDER) ROUSH. He was born June 18, 1862. On October 4, 1893 he married Josephine Elizabeth SMITH. Their son was William Luther ROUSH born October 20, 1894. Luther was one of nine children, the others being: Lafayette F.,John Wesley, Louisa J., Rebecca Ann, Lucetta C., Joseph Franklin, Sarah Margaret, and Edward E.) CONDE Joseph CONDE died Tuesday at his home in this city after a lingering illness, aged 46 years. He leaves a wife and seven children, three daughters and four sons, and many friends to mourn his premature death. Services will be held at the Sacred Heart church Friday morning at 9 o'clock, after which the burial will take place in the Catholic burial ground. He was a good citizen, neighbor and friend, and his death is universally lamented. MALONE Mrs. Mary J. MALONE, wife of B. J. MALONE, died at her home in the First Ward Friday of last week, aged 40 years. The deceased was born in California. She leaves a husband, a son and three daughters to mourn their loss. Funeral services were held at the residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. BOYD of the Baptist church speaking words of consolation to the bereft husband, children, relatives and friends, after which the remains were interred in the Beech Grove cemetery. She was a good wife and mother and will be sadly missed in the home circle. DONNALLY Jessie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. DONNALLY, of this place, was born in Pomeroy, Feb. 15, 1863, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. F. P. JACKSON, Columbus, Sunday, March 12, 1905, aged 42 years and 27 days. She was ill only four days and her death came as a great shock to her father and the family. A brief funeral service, conducted by Rev. Dr. OHL, was held at the house here Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, after which the remains were laid to rest in Beech Grove cemetery in the presence of a number of sympathizing relatives and friends. The Shakespeare club, of which she was a valued member, attended in a body. Besides a venerable father, she leaves three sisters, Mrs. F. P. JACKSON and Mrs. John T. PAINE, of Columbus, Miss Greta, of this place, and two brothers, George and Wade, of Pittsburg. The deceased was a lady of a most beautiful and unsullied character. Her mind was as clear as a bell and had qualities of perception and keen discernment possessed by few. Her literary products bore the stamp of vigorous and mature thought. She was thoughtful, self-sacrificing and generous to a fault. She lived for others. She fell asleep as gently as a child into refreshing slumber and will awaken into the joys of the better world on the eternal morning.

The Democrat (Pomeroy, OH) April 27, 1905
Death's Harvest KOEHLER Sarah, daughter of Mrs. B. KOEHLER, of Sugar Run, died Friday April 21, after an illness of several months, aged 18 years. While the young lady had been sick for a long time, she took a sudden turn for the worse, her death coming as a great shock to the family and many friends. The funeral took place at the residence on Monday, Rev. KLINDWORTH speaking words of hope and comfort to the bereft family and friends. The High School attended in body, and presented a fine floral bouquet as a token of their esteem. The remains were laid to rest in Beech Grove cemetery. SAYRE On last Friday afternoon a very large concourse of people gathered at the Free Baptist church, where the funeral of Will H. SAYRE was conducted. Fides Lodge K. of P. attended in a body. The house was filled with sympathetic friends of the deceased. Rev. J. F. GRIMES, pastor of the M. E. church, preached from John 1,19, "Because I live ye shall live also," and read the following obituary. William Hudson SAYRE was the son of A. H. and Julia A. SAYRE. He was born in Middleport, O., March 3, 1872, and died in Latonia, Ky., April 18, 1905, at the age of 33 years, 1 month and 15 days. His parents are yet living and sit in the shadow of the first great bereavement that has come to this long established and well known Middleport home. Four brothers and two sisters also survive their brother who mingle their tears with those of his devoted wife. Will was of that blithesome, happy, sun-shiny nature that diffused good cheer about him everywhere and always, even from earliest childhood. This characteristic comradeship easily made him the center of a large circle of friends wherever he went. He was educated in the public schools of Middleport. August 27, 1893, he was happily married to Miss Winona WINES. For three years he remained in Middleport and engaged in the baggage, express and transfer business. The next three years he spent in Columbus, Ohio. He had a passion for horses. Always he chose some employment that involved their use. He understood the horse's nature. He knew its anatomy. He was an artist in its care and training. With such a temperament and education in his specialty, it is not surprising to find him in Kentucky, whither he went from Columbus. He located in Latonia, a few miles from Covington. Here he became well known, both as an owner and trainer of horses. The Cincinnati Enquirer published at considerable length an appreciatory account of his career and affirmed that he was well liked by all horsemen. He had an attack of variola in March, 1903. From that time his health was greatly impaired. For twelve years or more he has had a weak heart action. Two weeks precious to his death his heart trouble alarmingly developed and at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, he quietly passed away. His lonely and grief-stricken wife, coming under these sad circumstances, back to the home of her girlhood, may feel assured of the prayerful sympathy of the entire community. He had been for a number of years a member of the order of Knights of Pythias and never removed his membership from the local lodge at Middleport. He was generous to a fault and his gifts of charity to all who were in need were limited only by his ability and not by any limitations of natural impulse or desire. He respected the religion of Jesus Christ, which teaching was faithfully imparted to him from earliest childhood. On last Christmas he joined all his brothers and sisters in a delightful family reunion with their parents in their old home; and now on this Good Friday, the most sacred and solemn anniversary in the whole calendar of the world's history, we lay his body in its quiet home to await the resurrection morning. J.F.G.

The Leader (Pomeroy, OH) April 27, 1905
SMITH-WILDERMUTH Married at the parsonage, Saturday evening, April 22, at half-past eight o'clock, Charles D. WILDERMUTH and Clara SMITH, both of Pomeroy, Rev. BRUECKNER, of the German Methodist church officiating. Dolph REUTER and Mina MAYER were the attendants. The ceremony took place in the presence of only a few friends, and after receiving congratulations of friends the party partook of a fine supper at the residence of George WILDERMUTH. Mr. and Mrs. WILDERMUTH will begin housekeeping in about two weeks. The Leader joins with the many friends of the bride and groom in wishing them a long, happy and prosperous married life. Saturday Evening Weddings Rev. F. M. EVANS solemnized two weddings Saturday evening last. In the first, Alpha C. JONES was united in marriage to Miss Clara, youngest daughter of T. J. HARPER, of Thomas Fork, the ceremony taking place at the parsonage. Married at the bride's home at this place, Mr. Leanus DORFER and Miss Maggie J., daughter of C. H. MURRAY. The Leader congratulates these young people and trusts their married life may be all that heart and mind could desire.

Unknown Meigs County, Ohio, newspaper June?, 1905
Downington A. S. Arnold agent of T & O CRR of Buffalo visited relatives at Harrisonville, arriving Saturday and returning Sunday afternoon. Miss Maria Arnold of Middleport has been visiting friends at Albany and Downington recently. John Arnold who was painting and papering at Akron for the past two months is at home. Marion Fulwider of Zion was visiting friends at Downington the first of the week. Mrs. Dora Farley Howell has taught a very successful term of school in this place. Her school will close June 17. Rev Baker of Silver Ridge filled his regular appointment at the M. E. church in this place Sunday. Atha Chase is visiting his sister Mrs. Earl Chase in Downington. (Transcribed by Kay Williams)

The Leader (Pomeroy, OH) June 1, 1905
OUR BABIES List of Children Born in Meigs County the Past Year The births of the year as reported by the assessors are herewith given. The list contains the name of the babe, date of birth and father's name. Middleport Precinct Thomas F., June 12, James ANDERSON Charles E., Dec. 14, William BOLIN Lawrence, June 4, George FRY Sylvester Thomas, Nov. 20, Earl KING Oral Emory, Aug. 21, Emory LOWREY Thomas, Jan. 11, Thomas WILKINSON Howard, Dec.,26, Chas. TOWNSEND William Loren, March 22, Geo. RUSSELL Leo Morris, Aug. 4, Shannon RUSSELL Lawrence, July 31, Isaac RUSSELL Clarence, Oct. 3, Virgil RIFE Harry, March 7, Harry LAING Agnes, July 7, William E. CHAFFIN Martha Jane, Oct 19, Frederick GILMORE Nellie, May 27, Edward GOBLE Helen, July 20, William HOWELL Nona Cecil, Oct 23, Arthur PAULK Florence, July 3, Montgomery McKNIGHT Sybil, June 9, Frank RUSSELL Vesta, Mar. 12, Geo. SISSON Clarisia, Jan 11, Amos WATKINS Birdie, Oct 19, William MILLER May, July 30, Lorenzo LOWERY Middleport, First Ward Mary France, Feb. 16, Thos. F. CRARY H. E., Jan. 29, Bart GREEN E. M., Jan 9, Pearl GARDNER E. L., Sept 2, M. Carl HOBART Barbara L., Feb. 15, Dura ROY Elza, Jan. 21, John WILLIAMS Clarona, April 4, Fred JACKSON Middleport, Fourth Ward Freeman C., April 22, Fred DUNN Unnamed boy, Jan. 6, Bert BOWIES Ernest L., Dec. 12, Delbert GILMORE Wallace Paul, May 18, K. M. HOUCHENS Marcus Erchel, March 3, Frank KNIGHT Dennis B., May 18, Dennis LAMBERT Clarence E., Feb. 2, Wm. LONG Joseph, March 7, Dan MORGAN Ralph E. T., Oct 31, Frank PARSONS Carl Rudolph, June 28, Emery PIERCE Charles E. , Dec 20, O.A. WHITE Unnamed boy, Jan. 5, Fred S. RUSSELL Elizabeth, Aug 11, Albert BYERS Nellie, March 21, James ERVIN Nina Fay, Nov. 2, Frank FISHER Middleport, Fifth Ward William Arthur, Sept. 2, Richard ENTSMINGER Lewis M., July 8, William OHLINGER Gustavus, Aug. 23, Morris SHAEFFER Wirt Crooks, Aug. 22, Ernest SWIFT Rose Freda, April 30, Albert COLLINS Phoebe Ruth, May 22, Alfred MIGHT Janice Dulcie, Sept. 13, C. S. MARTIN Ellen Elizabeth, Aug. 16, Sam GLOVER Elizabeth May, June 5, Alonzo WITHEE Chester Roy C., April 19, Peter BETZING Unnamed boy, Feb. ?, Robt. CAIN Alvin AUSTIN, Nov. 26, W. C. COZART Howard Earl, Sept. 19, O. H. DORST Norman William, Sept. 24, S. A. JOHNSON Henry Harrison, Sept. 29, Val KOENIG Earl Ernest, Oct. 2, Ernest B. KNIGHT Wilbur, Aug. 16, W. N. McELROY Raymond, Feb. 17, Cora B. SPENCER Taldean, Jan. 26, Frank THOMPSON Roland, June 9, Nelson TORRENCE James Frederick, March 17, John WEBER Oscar Raymond, Jan. 31, William WEBER Elsie Isabel, Sept. 5, Harry ADAMS Annie Liticia, Feb. 17, Geo. FREDERICK Flossie Ola, Nov. 11, John G. FRECKER Luella Rhavetta, April 7, T. W. KIMES Goldie Ellen, Nov. 4, Dwight KIMES Margaret Agnes, June 10, H. A. PULLINS Bernice, Nov. 6, H. C. ROUSH Evelyn E., Sept. 19, C. M. SPENCER Lois, Aug. 19, John SANBORN Gladyos, July 27, Edward WILSON Ethel Orabell, Aug. 28, Harry H. YOUNG Fanny, Dec. 28, Amanda NICHOLS Letart Ansley Frank, Aug. 23, J. Q. ADAMS Theodore Franklin, Oct. 11, Geo. COOK Robt. Agnew, April 16, Wm. S. CHAPMAN Unnamed boy, March 21, Robt. DON Harly Glenn, Jan. 2, Wm. H. DONAHOE Unnamed boy, Nov. 25, Arthur G. FLESHER Thomas and Jack Lemeir, May 11, Stephen FARLEY Harold Beauchamp, Nov. 17, Earl P. GRIMES Ernest Dwight, May 31, C. M. HUTTON Chas. Weaver, Aug. 20, Chas. W. HAYMAN Ernest Ray, April 4, Dade S. PICKENS David, Aug. 18, Robt. SARSON Harry Lewis, Sept. 19, Sam'l B. SHAIN Walter, March 13, Harry C. STOBART Howard Emerson, May 28, Walter W. SAYRE Mary Alice, April 21, Rush B. DAY Unnamed girl, April 4, Geo. W. DONAHOE Violet Viola, Aug. 16, Wm. M. HARPER Kittie Marie, Aug. 1, Wm. T. HARRIS Adele Elizabeth, Sept. 13, Gideon E. ROUSH Elma, July 11, Chas. H. SAYRE Georgie Esther, Sept. 29, J. E. K. SAYRE Audrey Thelma, Aug 8, A. B. WOOD Olive Milton, June 8, Selvie BAILEY Floyd O., July 9, D. M. BAKER Evert, April 11, Major BROOKS Ivan H., Aug. 30, Chas. BARBER Ralph, Feb. 24, Clark THURSTON [Transcribed by Nancy Cain Knepper]

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