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unknown Meigs County newspaper May, 1908
RUTLAND May 25.--Married, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Eblen, Sunday afternoon, Miss Lilah Eblen and Mr. Herbert Williamson, Rev. W. L. Gladish, of Middleport, performing the ceremony, followed by a bountiful supper. The bride looked lovely in white silk and flowers, and the groom was handsome in the traditional black. They are among our best young people and their many friends wish them much happiness. 
Pomeroy Tribune-Telegraph May 8, 1908
EZRA PICKENS DROPPED DEAD Ezra Pickens, one of Antiquity's prominent and respected citizens, dropped from heart trouble Friday evening at 8:30 while at the home of Ollie Boyd, a neighbor. Mrs. Pickens was ready to leave on the Kanawha for East Liverpool to visit their children and was being assisted by Mr. Pickens. They were waiting at the home of Mr. Boyd near the landing and Mr. Pickens had just returned from the river looking for the boat. Stepping in the house he made some remark in his usual joking manner and fell to the floor. He was picked up and laid on the bed, but death was instantaneous. Dr. Philson, of Racine was summoned, but it was found that he was dead, beyond resuscitation. The remains were taken to the stricken home the following day. The deceased had often complained of his heart to his most intimate friends and on one occasion prophesied his demise at no distant date. Deceased served his country in the dark days of 61-65 and is said to be one of the bravest soldiers, to defend the flag. He served his township as trustee for several years and enjoyed the highest respect of everyone. The deceased leaves six children, three sons and three daughters as follows: Mrs. Will Circle and Will Pickens of New Brighton, John Pickens of Rochester, Pa., and Blanche, Robert and Mona at home. Deceased was 66 years old. He enlisted in 1862 and served throught the Civil War in the 9th W Va., Infantry in Company F. He was a very active member of the Wm. Bush Post G.A.R. of Racine and his old comrades were always uppermost in his thoughts and attentions. The demise of Ezra Pickens will be sincerely mourned not only by the stricken family and comrades of the Civil War but by a large circle of friends. The funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the M E church, conducted by Rev. J.D. Smith, after which all that was mortal of this once vigorous man was laid to rest in the Wolf Cemetery at Plants. ------------------------ HAPPILY WEDDED The wedding of Leonard Hess and Miss Mayer, two popular young people of this place took place Saturday evening at 8 o'clock at the St. Paul Lutheran parsonage, the pastor, Rev. Hartlage officiating. They will go to housekeeping at once in their nicely furnished home on Ebenezer street. A wedding dinner was given by the brides mother, Sunday to the bride and groom and their friends at her home at the head of Ebenezer street. They are both excellent young people and have the best wishes of a large circle of friends. ------------------------ WITH A HATPIN--MRS. HENRY BARCHOFF ATTEMPTS SUICIDE IN ST. LOUIS Humboldt,Tenn., April 28--A dispatch in a St. Louis paper reaching here yesterday tells of the attempted suicide in that city of Mrs. Connie Barckhoff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Sedberry, by stabbing herself with a hat pin. Mr. Sedberry formerly lived in Trenton, Tenn., and for quite a while run the Commercial Hotel here. The Mrs. Barckhoff referred to was married while her family was living here, to Henry C. Barckhoff, of Pomeroy, O. ------------------------ MORE FACTS AND FIGURES ON THE CHICKEN INDUSTRY A.S. Pickens, a well known citizen of Letart, W.Va.k, was in this office Saturday and lays claim to the championship of the best facts and figures on egg production as against either Mrs. Capt. Riley Harpold or Peter D. Karr, which was recently published in these columns. Mr. Pickens says he is the owner of 68 nice fowls, a common and mixed variety, which cracked down 1268 eggs during the month of March. This would average about 41 eggs per day or little more than 18 1/2 eggs apiece for each hen for the month. The horns goes to Mr. Pickens. ------------------------ GUN SHOT RESULTS FATALITY Henry Saunders, who was fatally shot by his brother, Chester Saunders, at Middleport, Monday morning, March 23, died in a Columbus hospital, Friday night and was brought to his old home at Rendville where the funeral and burial took place, Sunday afternoon. The shooting took place at the home of Henry Moore, father-in-law of the murderer, where the gun-user caught his wife and the latter's sister drinking beer with the brother. The sight so angered the husband that he pulled his gun and fired on the brother after exchanging but a few words. Both are colored. Immediately after the shooting the murderer took to the hills and so far the officers have never been able to catch him. -------------------------- DEATH OF ESTIMABLE LADY Mrs. Charlotte Dains, of Minersville, passed away Friday morning at the home of her son, Will Dains, in the First ward. She came to the home of her son in January and was taken ill with the grip from which she never recovered. Deceased was 78 years and 15 days of age and is survived by two children, one son mentioned above, and Mrs. Clara Dill, of Cincinnati. She was an excellent old lady, respected by all and her death is lamented by a large circle of acquaintances. The last sad obsequties were held from the home of her son Sunday. [Transcribed by Susan Kuhl]
Pomeroy Tribune-Telegraph June 10, 1908
BUILDING A FINE YACHT The Riverside Mills at Antiquity, whose reputation for fine boat building goes into many states, are engaged at present building a fine yacht for A.I. Scott, a wealthy retired business man of Pittsburg, and a cousin of Mrs. Charles McQuigg, of this city. The boat is said to be one of the finest ever seen hereabouts and is a beauty in symmetry and design. The dimensions are, length 96 feet, breadth 16, hole 6. When completed the boat will be taken to Buffalo, N.Y., to be fitted with machinery. M.V. Sayre, manager of the mill, is a man who thoroughly enjoys the utmost confidence of everyone, and his business, which has been conducted along the lines of truthfulness and honesty for many years, has made for the mill a reputation which has reacted in a business way, beyond the capacity of the mill. The building of three large sand boats for Cincinnati and Louisville parties, will be begun next week. --------------------- DEATH OF A FORMER RESIDENT Noah Compson, a former resident of Mason, and a roller in the mills here, at Middleport and Clifton, passed away Saturday morning at Columbus, death resulting from paralysis and old age. Deceased was seventy-seven years of age, and was the father of 12 children, six of whom, with the aged wife, survive him. Mrs. George Hysell, of Rutland, is a daughter. The funeral services were held at Columbus, Sunday afternoon, and the remains arrived here Monday noon and were taken to the Adamsville cemetery for burial. ---------------------- MARRIAGE LICENSES Edward Richey, 27, Athens R.F.D., and Catherine A Gotschall, 25, Rutland. Scott Spires, 29, Rutland and Iva Hysell, 19, Rutland. Charles M. Johnson, 28, Bashan, and Edith Coleman, 20, Long Bottom. Elmost Cain, 37, Downington, and Lola M. Graham, 20, Downington. Theodore Greuser, 23 Minersville, and Stella Houdashelt, 17, Minersville. William Jones, 25, Syracuse and Mary Amberger, 22, Minersville. Dillon Richards, 29, Racine, and Adah Wolf, 26, Racine. ---------------------- NEW CASES A. Picket, J. F. Jewell and W. B. Hopkins vs. Flora Matilda Jordan, injunction; temporary restraining order granted by the Court and bond given in the sum of $100. Plaintiff's attorney A.P. Miller. Anna Richards vs. Clarence Richards; divorce; adultery and extreme cruelty. Plaintiff's attorney, O.L. Bradbury. [Transcribed by Susan Kuhl]
unknown Meigs County newspaper August 20, 1908
Langsville Tunnel Done The Langsville tunnel on the K. & M. is now complete. The first train to pass through the tunnel was No. 5 on Monday. The tunnel is between 700 and 800 feet in length. 
unknown Meigs County newspaper August, 1908
DEXTER Aug. 24.-- Adda Pauline Jividen, little daughter of Blanche Dye Jividen, and Dr. P. A. Jividen came into this world June 12th, 1907, and tarried only a little. She finished her earthly life. She passed on to the great unknown leaving a darkened home and sorrowing parents. Little Pauline was an unusually bright and loving child whom all loved. Her mission here seemed to be to warm hearts and bring sunshine to those who loved her, whose hearts and home is now desolate. But her passing has formed a loving chain to bind those bereft, to the land where sorrow and death never enter. Pauline, "Little Bright Eyes," sank to rest at 7:40 p. m., August 21st, 1908. She was the only grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Dye, formerly of Downington, also the grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. Elias Jividen of Spillers. Colonel Brooks, of Harrisonville, delivered the funeral address at the house, and she was laid to rest in the Downington cemetery Sunday afternoon. Dr. and Mrs. Jividen have the sincere sympathy of the community. Mrs. T. F. Dye was traveling in the east and did not hear of Pauline's illness until she received the death message on her return home. Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Dye, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Dye, Frank and Charley Dye, of Delaware Ohio attended the funeral. 
unknown Meigs County newspaper September, 1908
RUTLAND Sept. 14.--A pretty wedding occurred at the home of the bride's parents, J. Q. Camp and wife, Tuesday evening, Sept. 8. The contracting parties being Leafy Camp and Roy Barton, two of our best young people. The band boys gave them a fine serenade. They received many pretty and useful presents. Their many friends wish them much happiness. 
unknown newpaper October?, 1908
Mrs. Mary E. Taylor has just passed to the great unknown. She leaves a husband, one daughter, two sons and many friends to mourn the loss of a good woman, whom to know was to love, and she will be missed by all. Her death was from heart disease and came as a shock, although she has been ailing for quite awhile.
Pomeroy Tribune-Telegraph November 4, 1908
MINERSVILLE Little Gretta Bartels has been very sick the past two weeks. Mrs. Maggie Seibert, after spending three weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Castoe at Pomeroy, returned home Tuesday. The estimating committee of the M E Church of this place will meet at the Syracuse M E Church Thursday evening, Nov. 5th at 7 o'clock, (sun time). Henry Cunningham of Wheeling, W Va., spent several days the first of the week with relatives and friends at this place. Mrs. Fred Bartels and children spend Sunday with Mr. McLain and wife at Kerrs Run. Last Wednesday evening, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brier, Wm. Baxter and Miss Iola Vanderleast, formerly of Indianapolis, Ind., but now of this place were united in marriage by Rev. Thomas Edwards. They will make their home here. Miss Ella Custar was the guest of Miss Elizabeth Ward at Middleport Sunday. Will Stobart returned to Columbus Wednesday morning after spending a few days with his parents Henry Stobart and wife. There will be no services at the M E church Sunday, owing to repairs being made and the windows being out. --------------------- Mrs. Nancy Zirkle died Monday morning Nov. 2 at New Haven. She is the mother of W.S. Zirckel of this place. She leaves 3 brothers and 2 sisters, Wm. Bumgarner, of Indiana; Calvin of New Haven, and Lewis of this place, Mrs. Sallie Fry of New Haven and Mrs. Margaret Fields of Bellaire. Misses Emma and Tyllie Somerville, Sadie and Dora Lawson, Addie and Blanch Zirkle and Frank Roush, Mesers Rome Ohlinger, Robert Rickard, Fred Somerville, Frank Zirkle, Arthur Roush and Daniel Boston spent Sunday with Mary Roush. John Bumgarner and Richard Johnson visited Henry Johnson Sunday. W.L. Lawson and family, Misses Sadie and Dora Lawson and Faye Mugridge spent Saturday evening with James Lawson and wife at Vernon, it being the 47th anniversary of Mr and Mrs Lawson's wedding. Miss Jennie Bumgarner of West Columbia is visiting Mrs. Lucinda Smith. Misses Myrtle, Jennie and Bertha Bumbarner called on Rev. Board and family Sunday afternoon. -------------------------- Mrs. Maud Basom, visiting her sister, Mrs. Jacobs, at Columbus, returned home Sunday evening. Miss Hattie Ball, here from Harrisonville, visiting Miss Maria Smith, in the Second ward, accompanied Miss Smith to Wellston, Sunday, and spent the day with friends. Mrs. N.C. Sayre, of Plants, spent Tuesday the guests of her son, Deputy Recorder Elson P. Sayre and family. Frank Wippel, of Naylors Run, spent Sunday at Huntington, the guest of his son Peter Wippel and family. A horse of Emmet Radford's, hitched to a buggy took fright Monday evening near the Buckeye store in the First ward, and clipped it off at a very lively gait to the Schwegman & Roedel corner. In the get away it left the buggy on a telephone pole. Dr. O S Wood, of Logan, came down Sunday and spent the day with his wife, the latter here on a visit to her mother, Mrs. Jeannetta Merrick. Mrs. Conrad Reinhart and children, of Columbus, are here spending a week with relatives and friends. --------------------- [Transcribed by Susan Kuhl]
Pomeroy Tribune-Telegraph November 18, 1908
Died in Tennessee: Vernon Wesley Wood, son of Wilber H. and Clara Wood, and grandson of Wesley Davis, formerly of Meigs county, but now of Nashville, Tenn., died at Nashville Tenn., on Nov. 2, 1908 of spinal meningitis, aged 2 years, 8 months, and 23 days. Attorney Ira Graham is in receipt of a telegram this morning from his friend John Park, of Bellaire, O., stating that Belmont county went dry by 2385 majority. Bellaire is one of the largest towns in the county, with a population of 15000. Boy Breaks Arm: Friday afternoon while playing ball on the school ground at the Kerrs Run school building, John Hawley, the 14-year-old son of James Hawley and wife of the First ward, had the misfortune to fall and break his left arm about half way between the elbow and wrist. The boy was taken home and Dr. J. A. Liller was called to reduce the fracture. Dr. Church's Good Luck: Dr. R.D. Church, the local dentist is about to step into a nice position with Uncle Sam at a handsome salary. By a recent request from higher powers he went to Columbus Monday and took a physical examination, relative to receiving the appointment of dentist in the U. S. Army. He will report again in two weeks at West Point, N.Y., for a professional examination and if he is successful he will rank as first lieutenant at a salary of $187.50 per month. We would be sorry to lose the genial doctor but congratulate him upon his apparent good luck in securing the coveted position. Death of a Young Man: Glenn Russell, residing with his father, Charles Russell, at Laurel Cliff, passed away after a continued illness from consumption. Deceased was 27 years of age and an exemplary young man. He was single and besides the father, is survived by one brother. The funeral will be held at the Bradford church, Thursday afternoon at two o'clock. Transcribed by Susan Kuhl.
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