Meigs County News For The Year 1916

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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Pomeroy Democrat March 2, 1916
Mrs. B.F. Biggs Widow of the Late B.F. Biggs passed Away Early Sunday Morning Mrs. B.F. Biggs passed to her eternal reward Sunday morning, Feb. 27, at her home, the old B.F. Biggs homestead, at 2:45 o'clock. Death was due to old age and a complication of diseases. Her age was supposed to about 80 years. Owing to her aversion to giving her exact age her family is unable to name the date of her birth. Mrs. Biggs is survived by only one child, Mrs. Ella, wife of Undertaker George Rappold. Two other children, Clara and William are deceased. She also leaves a maiden sister, Mary Richardson, who resides at Mason, W.Va., where Mrs. Biggs was born and one brother Henry Richardson whose residence is unknown. Mrs. Biggs was a kind motherly women, domestic in her habits. Her generous and kindly nature endeared her to everyone who enjoyed her acquaintance. Even when young and active she rarely went from her home. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Rothrock of the Simpson M.E. church at the residence at two o'clock Tuesday and interment in Beech Grove cemetery by the B.F. Biggs Company. [Additional Comments: daughter of George W. Richardson Jr. and Julia M. Vowell] [Transcribed by Sara Kelly]

unknown Meigs Co Newspaper October?, 1916
Dr. Campbell John Alexander Campbell, son of William and Lydia Campbell was born Feb 20th, 1843 in Beaver Co. Pennsylvania. He came with his parents to Meigs Co Ohio when about twelve years of age. His boyhood days were spent in Rutland. In the year 1866 Nov 18th he was united in Marriage to Emma J. Dyke. To this union were born nine children, three of whom preceded him to the great beyond. He leaves to mourn him, his faithful and loving companion, one son, five daughters, twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, also three brothers and two sisters. He gave his heart to God in 1866 at Pageville and was baptized uniting with the Pomeroy Baptist church. Later he became a member of the Burlingham Baptist church and at the time of his death was a faithful and beloved member of the Church of Christ at Bradbury. In the time of our countries agony he served her for more than three years, enlisting in 1861 as a member of Co H 18th, OVI as only a brave soldier can, counting his life but loss that the sacred principles of righteousness might be preserved. He was a member of Middleport Post No 125. He began the practice of medicine in 1882 and continued it until his death. The cry of the sick and afflicted which rose to his care was not unanswered. And many there are who will in the years to come have loving memories of his kindly ministration to them. For those who needed him he was theirs unto fullness of service. He died Oct 16, 1916 knowing the words of the Master that he that is created among us is the servant of all we can say that great and noble life has closed. It were good that he lived a blessing for the world was the better having known him. His steadfastness and loving kindness shall still live in those with whom he came in contact. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Church of Christ at Bradbury conducted by Rev. Frank Donaldson after which he was laid to rest in the Hill cemetery at Middleport by Undertaker Rawlings of Rutland. [Transcribed by Kay Williams]

Pomeroy Democrat December 21, 1916
Mrs. James R. Stobart (nee Margaret Hartley) died Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Martin, of Forest Run, of pneumonia, after a short illness. Deceased, who is the widow of James Stobart, who was killed in a house mine near Enterprise several years ago and is survived by 6 children, Mrs. Charles Smith, of Pomeroy; Robert and Floyd of Enterprise; Mrs. Fred Martin, Forest Run; Thomas, of Antiquity and Dana, of Pomeroy. Funeral services were held at the Forest Run U. B. Church, Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock conducted by the Rev. M. J. Betz, of the German M. E. Church of Pomeroy. Burial was in the Gilmore Cemetery. [Transcribed by Joel Hartley]

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