Meigs County News For The Year 1929

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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unknown Meigs Co. Newspaper January 17, 1929
Joseph Jenkinson who was 80 years of age Thanksgiving Day and one of the good old pioneers of this section died of hardening of the arteries at his home near Rocksprings Saturday morning. He was the last one of a family of four girls and three boys and had always resided on the farm where he was born, reared, and died. Surviving him are two sons, Will and Grover, of Pomeroy, and one daughter, Mrs. Amelia Conant, of New Albany, Indiana. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock in the church at Rocksprings, burial being made in Beech Grove cemetery. [Transcribed by Kay Williams]

Athens Messenger March 27, 1929
GLOECKNER DIES BEFORE TELLING OF HIS WEALTH Succumbs in Hospital from Injuries of Auto Accident Middleport, March 26 --- (Staff Special) --- FRANK G. GLOECKNER, run down by a motor car in Middleport several days ago, died Tuesday in the Gallipolis Hospital. The body was brought to the family home here last night and the funeral services will be held at the home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Skinner, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, of Middleport. Burial will be made in the Middleport Hill Cemetery. Mr. GLOECKNER never regained consciousness after the accident and died without being able to reveal the hiding places of the reputed large sum of money and valuable jewels he was believed to have owned. The property he owned was under guard during his stay in the hospital, as his widow is reported to have informed police here that she did not know where her husband kept his personal property. The widow and several brothers are left by Mr. GLOECKNER. The GLOECKNERs have no children. [Transcribed by Joyce Robinson]

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