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unknown Meigs County newspaper 1913
Fred Umminger Fred Umminger of this city, but who has been employed in Columbus for several years, met with a serious accident about a week ago, by falling from a second story window, in which he sustained a fractured skull, died at St. Francis hospital Saturday afternoon from his injuries. He was a splendid citizen and was 61 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Umminger is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. John Buchholer, Pauline and Katherine, of Dayton, Adolph, of this city, and Ernest of Crantford, N. J. The remains arrived Monday and the funeral was held from his residence in Naylors Run Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Schmogrow and burial was made in the St. John's cemetery. [Transcribed by Kay Williams]
Meigs County Telegraph 1913
MRS. JERRY GOTSCHALL Eliza Ann, daughter of Elza and Mary TURNER, was born near Harrisonville, Sept. 26, 1859 and died at Mt. Carmel Hospital, Columbus, Jan. 12, 1913, age 53 years 3 months and 17 days. She was married to Wesley MUSSER June 7, 1880, who died February 14, 1886. One daughter of this marriage, Mrs. Lena DYE, of Harrisonville, survives. She was married the second time to Jerry GOTSCHALL October 18, 1889. To the new home she brought her little daughter and took into her heart and hands the task of helping to rear the two little daughters of her new husband. In the years that followed there were added of her own, four children -- set of twins (Hudson and Judson) dying in infancy. One married son, Glenn, and a daughter Olevia, aged sixteen, both living at home, are the children of the later marriage. The stepdaughters are Mrs. Kate RICKEY of Albany and Mrs. Bessie MUSSER of Harrisonville, Besides the husband are left an aged father, one sister, Mrs. Lettie BLASER of Wyandott Co., Ohio and two brothers, John TURNER of Oklahoma and Robert TURNER of Harrisonville. She was converted when quite young and joined the M.E. Church of which she was a member -- until 1891 when her membership was transferred to the Presbyterian Church of Harrisonville. The funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon, Jan 15, 1913, at the Harrisonville Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. I.L. DUGAN of Middleport. [Transcribed by Connie Schumaker]
Unknown Meigs County newspaper January, 1913?
[This clipping is dated in pencil "1912". It refers to a wedding occuring on December 30. I am making the assumption that the "1912" marking refers to the date of the wedding, not the date of the newspaper, which makes it likely that the article was published sometime in early January, 1913. - ed.] LANGSVILLE Christmas Wedding Dec. 30--The home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Braley was the scene of a beautiful wedding at high noon Wednesday when their daughter, Jaunita (sic), and Mr. Robert Sibley Long were united in marriage by Rev. D. W. McKnight. The bride was beautifully attired in white brocaded satin charmeuse and carried a bouquet of bride's roses, while the groom wore the conventional black. After congratulations a delightful dinner was served which was enjoyed by all. They received many valuable and useful presents and have the best wishes of a host of friends. Mrs. Long is one of Langsville's most charming young ladies and will be greatly missed by her many friends. Mr. Long is a young man of sterling qualities and is very popular with all who have made his acquaintance. They left Saturday for a trip to Toledo, Chicago and other western points, and on their return will be at home to their friends at Dyesville where Mr. Long is employed as engineer with J. H. Lindsey. The guests were: Laud McHaffie and wife, Mrs. Lelia Brown and daughter, Jonothan McHaffie and wife, D. W. McKnight and wife, G. W. Martin and wife, Hartwell Braley, Robert McKnight, Theron Ledlie, Miss Sylvia Sidenstricker, Mrs. Myrta Powell, all of Langsville; Isaac Taylor and wife and Sarah Lyle of Rutland; Mrs. Robert Posten and John Braley of Athens; Fred Sisson and wife, James Stevens and wife, Calvin McHaffie and wife of Middleport. Mac Powell and sister Leila, Theron Ledlie and Sylvia Sidenstricker were the guests of Raymond Johnston Sunday. Charley Entsminger of  S. D., arrived here  spend a few days with  Mrs. Mary Entsminger. Race Hill of Columbus  day with home folks. Miss Cassie Rumfield spent Sunday at home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rumfield. Amer Sansbury is improving  slowly. Harold Thompson was born May 27, 1912, died Dec. 21, 1912, being 6 months and 27 days old. About three weeks ago little Harold contracted a cold which resulted in pneumonia. After almost recovering from that took a relapse and never rallied from it. Little Harold was so bright and had that intelligent look which bespoke for him a bright future. But God had need for little Harold to make his Kingdom more inviting to father, mother and friends, for God has said "and a little child shall lead them," and at 3:15 Tuesday morning when the birds heralded the day little Harold crossed the river and Jesus opened the golden gates for him to enter into his kingdom to be forever with his Savior. Miss Lillie Sidenstricker and little niece, Glenna Wolf, of Jacksonville were here recently visiting their grandma Sidenstricker. L. S. Smith and wife and Sarah Crawford spent Christmas with J. E. McClure and family of Middleport. Dr. Bushong and wife of the Athens Hospital spent Sunday with the latter's mother, Mary Entsminger and family. Sad news came over the wires to Mrs. Hannah J. McKnight that her little grandson, William McKnight, Jr., was dead. He had eaten some tablets that were on the mantel. He played around for two hours and then was taken suddenly sick. The doctor worked with him quite a while but could not save him. He had helped to trim their Christmas tree and was so well and happy. The pride of their home and the youngest child. ------- [location not stated] Frank and Joe Cross here spending the holidays with their parents, David Cross and wife, returned to their studies at the O. S. U., at Columbus Monday. Mrs. Mary Winters left Monday for Middleport to visit her brother, Jacob Finney, and family, after several weeks' visit with Mrs. Sarah Harpold. Hallie Bentz and sister Dill Mallory, spent from Wednesday until Friday the guest of her brother, Hilton Malloy, and family, at Cottagevile (sic). Eugene Ogden left Sunday for Columbus to enter Business College to take a course in stenography. B. E. Cross received a telegram Monday stating the death of the infant daughter of Rev. J. D. Smith, former pastor of the M. E. church here. The community extends their sympathy. Laura Pickens, a student at Marshall college of Huntington, returned to her studies Monday after a two weeks' visit with her parents, T. M. Pickens and wife. Mrs. Riley Harpold and two grand-daughter (sic), Evelyn and Roslyn Bigley, returned Friday from Cincinnati after a pleasant two weeks' visit with relatives. Mrs. Mary Cross and daughter, Josephine spent Wednesday with her son, Otho Cross, and family, of Letart, W. Va. Jed Wilcoxen and wife arrived Wednesday from St. Marys on a few days' visit with the former's parents, Charles Wilcoxen and wife. They returned Saturday. Bert Hesson returned to his employment at East Liverpool Saturday after a week's visit with his wife. Anna Spencer is the guest of her sister, Mrs. William Jones of Pomeroy this week. ... Carolyn Ellis spent from Wednesday until Saturday with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Carson of Spiller. John Baker, traveling salesman for the American Iron and Steel Co., with the headquarters at Chicago, and daughter Eleanor arrived here Saturday on a visit to his brother, Thornton Baker, who is in very poor health. Buna Jones was the pleasant guest of Morton Webster and family of Pomeroy several days last week and attended the basket ball game between Charleston and Pomeroy. Ray Cross returned to his studies at Marietta Saturday after a few days' visit with his parents, David Cross and wife. Hamilton Parr, wife and family returned Saturday from a pleasant visit with relatives at Point Pleasant. H. H. Harpold of Delaware spent the latter party (sic) of the week with his parents, Josh Harpold and wife. Mr. and Mrs. Person of Pomeroy were the guests of G. W. Russell and wife Sunday. Alice and Helen Leach of Columbus spent Sunday with their cousing, Mrs. R. R. Hughes. The R. H. S. club boys will not give any Thursday night dances during the revival services at the M. E. church but on Saturday night the usual dance will be held. The Baptist Ladies' Aid Society will meet Thursday afternoon with Mrs. B. B. Mallory. Protracted meeting is in progress at the M. E. church, commencing Sunday eve. Everybody cordially invited to attend these meetings. 
Pomeroy Tribune Telegraph Wednesday, June 18, 1913
[I have attached the obituary for John W. Priddy and his second wife, Anne Chalfant. John died on June 14th and Ann died on June 15th, 1913 from dysentery.] Aged Couple Occupy One Grave Trod Life's Pathway Together for Forty-Three Years The Angel of Death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Priddy at Racine and called from earthly scenes this aged couple after a journey together through life of forty-three years. Saturday evening as the sun was sinking in the Western horizon, this aged hero of many battles passed from the realms of this world to the realities of another following a brief illness of three days from dysentery. Sunday morning as the twilight of a Sabbath day was burning over Eastern hills a messenger of death called for the partner of nearly half a century and the bonds that released her from her many years of suffering were severed and her spirit joined that of her husbands in another world. Mrs. Priddy had been an invalid and confined to her bed for fifteen years and her soul care and support and support devolved upon the husband whose kind care and devotion is worthy of special notice. Mr. Priddy and wife moved to Racine several years ago from Jackson County, W. Va. where their people now reside. Deceased was a soldier of the late civil war, being a member of Co. F, 4th Reg. W. Va. Infantry. They have four children, viz: Mrs. Oliver Coe, of Antiquity, Mrs. Adda Graham, of Verona, Pa. C. E. Priddy of Rochester, Pa., and another son, Charles, who went to the Phillipine Islands seventeen years ago and who has not been heard from for several years. The funeral services were held from the residence Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Myers officiating, after which two hearses bore them to Greenwood Cemetery and they were tenderly laid side by side in one grave. Undertaker Curtis had charge of the burial. [Transcribed by Kevin Priddy]
Unknown Meigs County, Ohio, newspaper October, 1913
Syracuse Oct 6. The Presbyterian Sunday school will give an entertainment at the Presbyterian church Wednesday evening Oct 15th. Admission 10 cents. Proceeds to help get a furnace for the church. Everybody is welcome. The many friends here of Mrs. Everitt were sorry to learn of her having a stroke of paralysis last week at her home at Crooksvillle. She is in a critical condition. Alfred Phillips, mail clerk between Cincinnati and Grafton spent several days at home. Mrs. Eugene Campbell and daughters Bessie and Emma and Misses Helen and Marcia Karr spent Sunday at Kyger. Mrs. Rachel Lewis of Danville, Ill arrived here Wed. to visit her cousin Mrs. Louise Wilson for several days. Miss Louie Smith spent Saturday at Pomeroy. Born to Clermont Arnold and wife, a son recently. Mrs. Ruth Barker, who has been very sick is better. Gus Hoyt came home from Charleston Saturday to visit his parents Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Hoyt. Mr. Tewksbury, who has been visiting relatives at Columbus for the past few weeks returned home. Miss Lou Hoff of Ann Arbor, Michigan, was the guest of her many friends here last week. Mrs. Mary Buchele of Danville, Ill. arrived here Wed. to visit her cousin Mrs. Louisa Wilson for several days. Born to John Cowie and wife a daughter recently. Miss Frances Cobb started to work in Scharf's millinery store Saturday. Mrs. Charles Foss of Pomeroy spent Sunday with Miss Louie Smith. Walter Karr who has been spending several days at home with his father Charles Karr and family returned to Huntington Monday. A. L. Hoyt left Friday for Beverly and Parkersburg where he will spend a short time with relatives. Mrs. Kate Kimes of Chester was the guest of her aunt Mrs. J. J. White and family Thursday and Friday. (Transcribed by Kay Williams)
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