Surnames G - L


Carl Conley Galbraith, 99, of 209 Washington St., Marietta, a former treasurer of the Dime Savings Society of Marietta, died Jan. 16, 1992, at his home. He was born in Vincent, a son of the late Archibald and Isabel Conley Galbraith. He joined his father at the B & O freight station, was a the old Williamstown National Bank and later with Peoples Banking and Trust Co. He retired from The Dime Savings Society in 1972. He was in the U. S. Army during 1917-18 as an ordnance sergeant serving with the old 40th Infantry, which became a part of the Wolverine Division out of Camp Custer, Mich. He was a 50 year member of the First Presbyterian Church, a member of American Legion Post 159 in Williamstown, a 75 year member of Williamstown Masonic Lodge A. F. & A. M., a member of Marietta Junior Reading Club and the Washington County Historical Society. He lived independently and drove until recently. He is survived by nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, and special friends John Kirkbride and DeDe Wolfer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Woodburn Galbraith, Feb. 23, 1983; four brothers, Charles, Daniel, Archie and Edward. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John Woodring officiating. Burial will be in Beechwood Cemetery, Alma (WV). Visitation will be at the Hadley Funeral Home, Marietta, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and until one hour before the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund in his name. [NB: In June of 1983, at the age of 91, Carl and his cousin, Louis Ruf, fulfilled Carl's lifelong desire to visit Scotland, the home of his ancestors. They spent several days in Campbeltown on the Kintyre peninsula of Argyll. Carl's grandparents, Alexander and Elizabeth McCualsky Galbraith, left there for America in 1852 and settled in Dunham Twp., Washington Co., OH.]

The Parkersburg News, Parkersburg WV; 18 Jan 1992

Contributed by: Louis Ruf


Mrs. Glancy Dies in Ohio at Age 96. -- Mrs. P. H. Glancy, 96, wife of the late Dr. Glancy and a long-time Parkersburg resident, died in the St. Joseph's convelescent home in Springfield, Ohio. She was a native of Belpre and the daughter of the late David and Mary Cool Oliver. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, the St. Francis Xavier Choir, the Rosary Altar Society, and the Catholic Daughters of America. She was active in musical circles for many years. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Louis (Margaret) Beaty; two sons, Edward Glancy of Parkersburg, and Robert Glancy of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Anderson of Pittsburgh, Pa, and Mrs. Janet C. Smith of Belpre; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one son, J. Raymond Glancy; one grandson, Donald Beaty, and six sisters. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at the St. Xavier's Church with the Rt. Rev. Bishop James Michaels officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Rosary services will be at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Burdette Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Parkersburg News, Parkersburg WV; 2 Dec 1977

Contributed by: Louis Ruf


At 3:30 Saturday afternoon at her late home near Devol's Dam occured the death of Mrs. Vesta Harden, the wife of L. F. Harden, a prominent farmer of that community. The deceased was born in Muskingum Township over twenty years ago and has lived at Lowell, and Devol's Dam ever since. She leaves beside her husband, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Barnhart, and several brothers and sisters. The remains will be taken to Lowell tomorrow morning on the first O. and L. K. train and will be taken immediately to the Methodist church of which she was a member and services will be held there with internment at a Lowell Cemetery.

Marietta Daily Times, Marietta OH; 14 Jan 1907

Mrs. Vesta A. Harden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Barnhart, died at the Washington Hospital in Marietta, January 12, 1907. Mrs. Harden's death was caused by blood poisoning. An attempt was made to save her life by an operation but to no avail. The deceased was born near Lowell, June 18, 1877, and was 29 years, 6 months and 1_ days of age at the time of her death. She was married to L. F. Harden Sept 21, 1899, and they resided happily at their home near Marietta. Mrs. Harden was a member of the Methodist Church. She leaves to mourn her loss besides her husband, father, mother, three sisters, two brothers, other relatives and a host of friends. The funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jan 15th, from the M. E. Church at Lowell. Internment was made in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Lowell Record, Lowell OH; 18 Jan 1907

Contributed by: Julie Witkowski


MRS. R.L. HAY -- Mrs. Amelia HAY, 89, of 333 Henderson Ave., Williamstown, died at 7:30 p.m. yesterday in Marietta Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Born May 11, 1878, in Marietta, she was the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Schuller Schultheis. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. On Apr. 10, 1901, she was married to Roland LeRoy Hay, who died March 3, 1956. One daughter and one son survive, Mrs. William Bowman of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Oscar L. Hay of Washington, D.C., with one grandson, Dr. Charles L. HAY of Pittsburgh, and four great-grandchildren. Harold Hadley & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements which are incomplete. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund."

Marietta Daily Times, Marietta OH; 30 Nov 1967

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow in Harold Hadley & Sons Funeral Home for Mrs. R.L. (Amelia) HAY, 89, of 333 Henderson Ave., Williamstown, who died Wednesday night in Marietta Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Robert L. Henkel of Christ Lutheran Church in Vienna, W. Va., will officiate and burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Williamstown. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today and until the hour of service tomorrow."

Marietta Daily Times, Marietta OH; 02 Dec 1967

Contributed by: Anna Bertram


Newport -- Again death has entered our midst and borne from us another of our loved ones. Mrs. Maria Greene Hays, wife of the late Richard Hays, died at her home in Newport, Sunday evening, Jan 19th, after an illness of four days of pneumonia. Her death was unexpected by her family and friends. Mrs. Hays was an exceptionally kind friend to all about her, and devoted to her family who will never cease to mourn her loss, and always miss her loving companionship. For the way is long and the way is lone, / But our dear ones await us there, / Where pain and partings are things unknown. / And days are equal fair. Mrs. Hays was a member of the Methodist church for many years ­ a loving and faithful Christian, a living example of true piety, and especially attached to the church of her choice and religion. Mrs. Maria G. Hays was born in Newport, Nov. 6th 1821 and married to Richard Hays May 15th 1844, she survived her late husband three years, leaving a family of four children all of whom are married. Three of her children were with her at the time of her death, her daughter Mrs. T. I. McRa, wife of the Rev. T. I. McRa being absent at her home in Cumberland, O, and owing to the shortness of time of her mother¹s illness could not be with her. The community at large sympathize with the family in their great bereavement. Mrs. Richard Hayes, a lady will advanced in years, living in Newport, this county, died suddenly of heart failure Monday night. She was the mother of P. G. and Harry Hayes, Mrs. T. I. McRa and Mrs. Dr. George Gale. The funeral will occur at Newport at two o¹clock Tuesday afternoon.

Marietta Daily Leader, Marietta OH; 21 Jan 1896

Contributed by: Susy Wetz


Lower Salem - Clara Kathryn Hendershot, 85, of Lower Salem, Ohio, formerly of Germantown, died Saturday [Dec 26, 1992] in Coshocton Care Center at Coshocton after a long illness. She was born July 18, 1907, in Dalzell to John and Kathryn Kuhn Phelps. She was a member of he Paw Paw United Methodist Church and attended the Lebanon United Methodist Church. She went to Coshocton to be cared for seven years ago. Mrs. Hendershot is survived by one son, Calvin of Marietta; two daughters, Mabel Walters Doughtery of Coshcoton, and Sue Hendershot Forshey of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Elda Mae Hendershot Clayton of Washington, N. C.; two sisters, Jennie Walters of Marietta and Sarah Walters of Dazell; 24 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was proceeded in death by her first husband, Charles E. Walters, in 1931; her second husband, Floyd Hendershot, in 1985; one son, Jerry Hendershot; two daughters, Marcena Walters and Jean Walters Love; one stepson, Jay Hendershot; two brothers and two sisters. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Lebanon United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Masterson Cemetery at Lebanon. Friends may call at McClure-Schafer Funeral Home at Marietta from Tuesday morning until noon on Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to the services.

Marietta Times, Marietta OH; 28 Dec 1992

Contributed by: Susy Wetz


Marion F. Hickman, born July 28, 1852, departed this life Dec. 21, 1922, at Grant Hospital, Columbus, aged 70 years, 4 months, 22 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Winner March 23, 1879. To this union were born nine children, seven of whom are living: Mrs. Georgia Freshwater, Mrs. Mary Pugh, Ernest, of Illinois; Misses Jessie and Edith, "Dewey" (John L.) and Gilbert of the home. Mrs. Myrta Wallace and Miss Mabel having been ushered into the Great Beyond several years ago. He also leaves 11 grandchildren. Mr. Hickman had been in failing health for over a year. His sickness has been one of great suffering but he bore it all with patience. He led a quiet, industrious life. He will be sadly missed by a host of friends, but most of all in his own home, there will be a vacant chair. Everything that loving hands and medical skill could do was done to alleviate his great suffering, but he succumbed to that great malady, cancer. Mr. Hickman was a charter member of Oak Hill Grange.

Contributed by: Cinda Simers


Miss Salina Hickman, aged 90 years, one of the life long and highly esteemed residents of Palmer Township, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. John Pugh, near Oak Hill on Saturday (June 2, 1934) at 7 A.M. following an illness due to infirmities. Miss Hickman was a daughter of the late William and Susan Hickman, pioneer settlers of Palmer Township where she spent her life time. She was the last memeber of her family of brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held at the Layman M. E. Church on Sunday at 4 P.M. Rev. C. L. Plalzgraf, of the Barlow M. E. Circuit, will officiate. Interment will be made in Union cemetery. R. E. Sutton of Layman is the funeral director.

Contributed by: Cinda Simers


Mrs. Sarah Winner Hickman 85, widow of Marion F. Hickman, died Monday at 9:30 P.M. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Georgia Freshwater, in Waterford, following decline. Mrs. Hickman was born Dec. 22, 1860 in New England, Athens Co., and was a daughter of Moses and Sarah Forbes Winner. She came to Washington Co. when quite young and spent the remainder of her life in this county. She was a member of the Oak Hill U. B. Church. Her husband, Marion F. Hickman, to whom she married Mar. 3, 1879, (Mar. 23, 1879), died in 1921 (1922). She lived in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Freshwater during the past 10 years. Survivors are two sons and three daughters: J. L. (Dewey) Hickman of Palmer Twp.; G. M. Hickman of Sharpsburg; Mrs. Georgia Freshwater and Miss Edith Hickman of Waterford and Miss Jessie Hickman of Constitution. There are 21 grandchildren. Brothers and sisters are Leonard Winner of McConnelsville; Mrs. Lydia Barron and Mrs. Emma Worley of Columbus. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 P. M. at the Waterford Methodist Church. Rev. L. D. Phipps will officiate. Interment will be in Union Cemetery near Layman. The body will be taken from the McCurdy Funeral Home in Beverly to the Freshwater home Wednesday afternoon.

Marietta Times -- Marietta OH; c21 Oct 1946

Contributed by: Cinda Simers


In Liberty township, April 24, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, in her 75th year. Her maiden name was Covey, and she had been a resident of Washington county about 55 years. [Wife of Isaac. Burial: Paw Paw Creek Cemetery.]

Marietta Register -- Marietta OH; 07 May 1874

Contributed by: Julie Witkowski


In Liberty township, June 1, Isaac Johnson, aged 78. He was a soldier of the War of 1812. [Husband of Elizabeth. Burial: Paw Paw Creek Cemetery.]

Mariettian -- Marietta OH; 23 Jul 1870

Contributed by: Julie Witkowski


JOHNSON IS GAME - Carried Vessel of Blazing Turpentine to Street -- With his clothes a mass of flames, a man named [Joseph] Johnson, who lives on Park Avenue, north of the city, rushed into the street there late yesterday afternoon. The air only fanned the fire and before those near could subdue the flames, Johnson's clothes had been burned off and his limbs and head badly scorched. He had been heating some turpentine preparatory to mixing it with some varnish, when the fluid took fire. To avoid a conflagration within his home he grabbed the kettle and rushed into the street with it. In so doing his garments took fire. His burns which are on his hands, arms and legs principally were given surgical attention.

Marietta Times, Marietta OH - 14 Jun 1904

BURNS WERE FATAL - Joseph F. Johnson Died Today of Injuries. -- Mr. Joseph F. Johnson died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. W. Martin, on Park Avenue, at 5:30 o'clock this morning [23 Jun 1904/Marietta]. The cause was a number of burns on various parts of his body. About two weeks ago Mr. Johnson was heating some turpentine on a stove. It caught fire and to prevent it setting fire to the house he seized the pot and ran into the yard with it. He was badly burned about the hands, arms, legs and face and lingered until today. The deceased leaves several grown children. He was born in 1838 [17 Mar 1837/Warren Twp, Washington Co] and was consequently about 66 years old. Funeral services will be held at the Warren Chapel Friday.

Marietta Times, Marietta OH - 23 Jun 1904

Contributed by: Debbie Noland Nitsche


Died at his home in Salem township, Saturday, February 3rd, of diseases incident to old age. Sylvester Johnson, in the 83rd year of his age. The deceased leaves two children - Mrs. Diantha Babson of Salem township and Mrs. Jesse Gatchell, of Newport township. The wife of the deceased died about eight years ago. Marietta Times - Feb 7, 1900 Mr. Sylvester Johnson died in Salem township, Saturday of old age. He was in his eighty-third year. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Diantha Babson of Salem, and Mrs. Jesse Gatchell of Newport, to mourn his loss. His wife departed this life eight years ago. The funeral was held at the Universalist church, at Salem, Sunday, and was conducted by Rev. J. W. McMaster. [Sylvester was the son of Isaac and Elizabeth Johnson, his wife was Eleanor (Ellen) Walker Johnson.]

Marietta Daily Leader -- Marietta OH; 04 Feb 1900

Contributed by: Julie Witkowski


Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Racer Jones, wife of J.L. Jones of 713 Greene St., will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Harold Ely officiating. The body will be taken from Doudna and McClure's to the church at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Ritual services at Valley Cemetery will be conducted by Augusta Rebekah Lodge 272.

Marietta Times, Marietta OH; 05 Feb 1949

Contributed by: Cheryl J Skinner


Donna Jeanne Julian, 83, of Newark, died April 13 (error, should be 23), 2000, in Licking Memorial Hospital. She was born April 5, 1917, in Springfield, Ohio, a daughter of John and Daisy McCualsky Sullivan. She was a homemaker and was a member of the St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church. She was a graduate of Belpre High School and the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital Nursing Program. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Beth and Tommy Craig of Orlando, Fla. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Anthony Julian on Aug. 1, 1985; and two brothers, Jack and Bob Sullivan. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. at Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home, Newark, Ohio. Burial in Rockland Cemetery with graveside services at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Visitation is today from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Parkersburg Sentinel, Parkersburg WV; 25 Apr 2000

Contributed by: Louis Ruf


Ellen Heasley Kehoe, 295 E. Dunedin Rd., Tuesday. Past Worthy Matron, Sabina Chapter OES. Survived by son, Arthur Heasley, with whom she made her home; daughter, Mrs. Dwight Willis, 539 E. Lincoln Ave; sisters, Mrs. P. H. Glancy, Parkersburg, W. Va., Mrs. Janet Smith, Belpre, Ohio, Mrs. Floyd H. Anderson, Pittsburgh; grandson, Charles Pavey and four other grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter.

Columbus Dispatch, Columbus OH; 27 Nov 1963

Mrs. P. H. Glancy, of William St., has been informed of the death of her sister, Mrs. Ellen Kehoe, Tuesday, in Columbus, O. where Mrs. Kehoe resided with her son, Arthur Heasley. Mrs. Kehoe was born in Belpre, the daughter of the late David and Mary Oliver. She had been in ill health for the past two years. Surviving are her son; a daughter, Mrs. Dwight Willis, Columbus; and three sisters, Mrs. P. H. Glancy, Parkersburg, Mrs. Janet Smith, Belpre, and Mrs. Floyd Anderson, Pittsburgh; five grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Southwick funeral home, 3100 N. High St., Columbus where friends may call between 7 and 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Parkersburg.

The Parkersburg News, Parkersburg WV; 28 Nov 1963

Contributed by: Louis Ruf


In Fearing township, October 28th Mr. Nathaniel Kidd, aged 80 years.

Marietta Register, Marietta OH; N04 Nov 1880

Contributed by: Cheryl J Skinner


ESTIMABLE AGED WOMAN SUMMONED / MRS. WILLIAM KLINTWORTH PASSES AWAY AT HER HOME ON FOURTH STREET FOLLOWING ILLNESS -- Death called another old resident of this city, late Thursday afternoon, in Mrs. William Klintworth (Jr.), of 710 Fourth Street. Mrs. Klintworth was past 76 years old. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, and burial will be held at Oak Grove Rev. John Nugent, formerly of this city and now located at Pittsburg, together with Rev. Holtkamp, will have charge of the services. Mrs. Klintworth was born in Albany New York, June 1, 1839. Soon afterwards her father moved to Ohio and settled on a farm near Marietta. In this city she met William Klintworth and in the month of May, 1866, they were united in marriage. She has lived in this city since her marriage and was a member of the German Methodist Church, which she attended up to the time of her death. She is survived by her husband and two children, Mrs. Anna Schultheis, of 728 Fourth Street, and William Klintworth, of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her son, William, is on his way at the present time from the west to attend the funeral.

Mrs. Elizabeth Klintworth, wife of Mr. Wm. Klintworth, passed away at her home, 710 4th Street, Thursday p.m. at 4 o'clock after a years illness which has rendered her bed fast for the past 3 months. Her death occurred four years almost to the hour from that of her son, Mr. Harry Klintworth, who was killed by a fall from an oil well derrick near Kiefer, Oklahoma in 1911. Mrs. Klintworth's passing was due to a complication of troubles of a serious nature. The deceased was one of the highly respected of the old residents of the city and her many friends will feel a distinct loss in her death. A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Scherer, she was born in Albany County, N.Y., June 1, 1839, being consequently 76 years, one month of age at the time of her demise. After her birth the family returned to Germany, whence it had come to settle in Albany County. When she was six years of age her parents came to this country for the second time and settled near Bonn, this County. Later the family moved to Warner where Mr. Scherer established the old Boie flouring mill. Mr. and Mrs. Klintworth were united in marriage 49 years ago and they went to housekeeping in the residence on 4th Street where they were still living at the time of Mrs. Klintworth's death, having spent almost half a century there. In addition to her husband she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jacob Schultheis of this city, and one son. wm. Klintworth, Jr., who is engaged in the oil business, with his home in Tulsa, Okla. The latter is on his way for the funeral services. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Catherine Porter, of Southampton, L.I. Since her early womanhood Mrs. Klintworth had been a member of the German Methodist Episcopal church. Funeral services will be held in that church on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and Reverend John Getjen {?} of Pittsburgh, Pa., a former pastor here will officiate. Interment will be made in Oak Grove.

Contributed by: Anna Bertram


Mrs. Mary Allas Klintworth, wife of Harman Klintworth, died Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George W. Cook, Muskingum Terrace, a short distance from the Children's home as a result of paralysis. Mrs. Klintworth was born at Houxenhousen, Hannover, now a part of Germany, in April 1833 and came to America with her parents at the age of three years, coming direct to Marietta. She has ever since made Washington County her home. She was united in marriage to Harman Klintworth in 1852. Three children and 11 grandchildren survive. The children are John E. Klintworth of this city, William Frank Klintworth and Mrs. George W. Cook, who live a short distance up the Muskingum. In 1852 she became a member of the German M.E. church of this city and ever since has been one of the most consistent members. On February 17, 1896, she received four paralytic strokes which made her an invalid. On January 23, 1900, she was further afflicted with paralysis making her completely helpless since which time she has received the constant and devoted care of her daughter, Mrs. Cook. Since Friday she had been unconscious up to the hour of her death. Mrs. Klintworth was widely known among the older people of this city.

Contributed by: Anna Bertram


William Klintworth (Jr.) was born April 9th, 1835 in the Kingdom of Hanover near the city of Bremen, and died July 5, 1922, aged 87 years, 2 months and 26 days. His death was caused by the ailments and infirmities of his advanced years. It was this spring that the disabilities due to his advanced age began to manifest themselves and he could not understand why it should be so. He liked to be afoot, about town but somehow it began to be a hardship. Slowly the disabilities increased until he was no longer able to be about. In his infirmities he was tenderly cared for by his daughter, Mrs. Jacob Schultheis. His last ten days were muchly cheered by the visits of his sons, George and William, Tulsa, Okla., who assisted in ministering to him. He was thoroughly prepared for his translation and ready to depart to be with the Lord. It was in 1836 that William Klintworth (Sr.) and his good wife, Margaret, migrated to America, bringing their family along of which our William Klintworth (Jr.) was the youngest. They first made their way to Wheeling, coming from there to the Bonn neighborhood where they engaged in farming. The name of William Klintworth (Sr.), the father of our deceased brother, appears in the church records, as we now have them, in connection with a church building enterprise. The date is October 31st, 1841. On that date it was decided to build a log church 24x27 at Bonn, Ohio. It was this church and Sunday school that our William Klintworth (Jr.) attended as a boy and young man. Here, no doubt, it was that as a young man in his 18th year on the 24th of October 1852 he was received on probation into the church and was taken up into full connection on April 10th, 1853. Of course this step was preceded by his making genuine religious experience which he maintained to the end of his life. The economic pressure upon families not blessed with means was terrific in those days, and of young William (Jr.), it is reported that he came to Marietta to work. A number of things engaged his attention until he engaged in painting and decorating which occupation he followed until well advanced in years. There existed at one time the firm of Klintworth and Ketter as painters and decorators. William Klintworth (Jr.) married in his 21st year, entering into that relationship on February 12th, 1856 with Fredericka BAY, a sister of Thomas C. Bay. The marriage was solemnized by the Rev. C.G. Fritsche, Sr. This union was blessed with three sons, namely Thomas Karl Edward, George Henry Dexter, and Frederich William Ludwig. The oldest, Thomas, lost his life in a hunting accident in the West, the other two sons visited their father in his last sickness, and George had the privilege of being present when his father passed away. On April 24th, 1864, Mrs. Klintworth (1st) died, leaving our brother with three small boys. The death of his wife was, no doubt, a bitter experience to him. On May 13th, 1866, he again entered the marriage relation and this time with Elizabeth Scherer and who also preceded him into the better world on July 1st, 1915, being his consort for nearly 50 years. This union was also blessed with three children, namely Harry M., Anna Elizabeth, and William Harden. Of these, Harry died about eleven years ago, and the other two survive the father. In the minutes of the quarterly conference of the '60's the name of William Klintworth (Jr.) appears as a steward and regular attendant upon the church services and availed himself of all the means of grace, that it was a delight to hear him pray in the prayer meeting. Bro. William Ketter informs me that at one time he played the regulation fife in the choir orchestra. He built several violins in his day and owned several fine instruments. In his business relations, he was square, upright, honest, and straight as a die. Such is the verdict of those that knew him best. He was a fine Christian gentleman, having become mellowed and sweet with the advancing years. I liked Bro. Klintworth , I found him genial and companionable. One afternoon we tramped all over Mound Cemetery and he took me from one burial plot to the other where the first Methodist Germans were buried. The bereaved are the three sons, Frederich William Ludwig, George Henry and William Harden, and the daughter, Anna Elizabeth, now Mrs. Jacob Schultheis. There are also 12 grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. The interment took place in Oak Grove Cemetery. The pall bearers were J. Wesley Otto, Chris Diedrich, J.W. Dysle, P. Rice Minch, John F. Brickwede, and Sam Braunlich. A quartette, composed of Mr. and Mrs. N.E. Herzer, Mrs. J.C. Otto and Ed. B. Strecker furnished the music. The burial occurred on Sunday afternoon, July 9th, and the funeral service was conducted from Trinity Church.

Contributed by: Anna Bertram


Rosa May Lacey was born in Salem, Washington County, Ohio, Nov. 13, 1869 and died in Central City {Iowa}, Aug. 23, 1900, being 30 years, 9 months and 10 days of age at her death. Rosa came with her parents to Alexandra, Nebraska, Feb. 13, 1889 and was married to Mr. Ira D. Smith, in Culbertson, Nebraska, Feb. 13, 1889. The fruit of this marriage was four children, two sons and two daughters. Among this number death came to the eldest son in infancy, to the daughter Mary, and to the husband and father some five years ago. Mrs. Smith was converted and united with the Methodist church at Calaway, Neb., in 1890, moved to Iowa in 1891 and united with the Boulder church, and some five years ago united with the Congegational church of Central City. Her faith in Christ has been constant, manifesting to the last a patience and trustfulness that comes only through faith in God. She leaves a mother, two brothers, five sisters and two children, Rowland E. and Mabel Pearl, to mourn the loss of a daughter, sister and mother. None of the relatives from abroad could be present only Mrs. M. A. Barkwill of Clear Lake, S.D., who did not arrive until Saturday morning. The funeral was held in the Congregational church Friday at 2 p.m., where a large number of friends and neighbors gathered to pay respects and sympathize with the bereaved mother, brothers, sisters and children. Interment took place in the Boulder Cemetery, where the husband is buried. [Mrs. M. A. Barkwill would be Margaret Alice Lacy, wife of Weston O. Barkwill. They were still in Goodwin, SD in 1900.]

Contributed by: Gordon Case


Death Comes To G. H. Lord. Well Known Business and Railroad Man, Who Succumbed to General Breaking Down -- George H. Lord, a respected citizen and pioneer railroad man, of Marietta, died, this morning, at 2:10 o'clock, at his residence on Fifth street. Mr. Lord had been feeble for the past several months, but was able to walk about town until a short time before his death. He had had the grip, this winter, and this trouble, with a general breaking down, a result of old age, ended his life. He was widely known in Marietta and surrounding country, where he had spent the great portion of his life. Having been engaged in mercantile business in Marietta for a period of nearly ten years, he was well acquainted in business circles, where he bore a spotless reputation and held the good will and highest regard of all. He was a devoted member of the Congregational church of Marietta, and to this institution he gave his undivided support and attendance at all times. In politics he was all the time a Republican, and although he was not an aspirant to office at the hands of his party, he was nevertheless deeply interested in all things pertaining to the good of that cause and supported it at every issue. In his family he was a devoted father and lovable companion and his good humor and lighthearted ways were much in evidence. George Henry Lord was born in New York State, April 9th, 1825, and was consequently seventy-nine years of age, having passed his seventy-ninth birthday, last week. When a young man he entered the railroad business, in which occupation he remained, with the exception of ten years spent in the mercantile business, until 1893, when he retired from active life. His first railroading was done on the Boston and Portland railroad, which is now the Boston and Maine road. From that road he came to Sandusky, this state, where for many years he ran on the Ohio and Sandusky road. In 1857, he came to Marietta, where he accepted a position as conductor on the old M. and C. (Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad), which is now the B. and O. There he remained and finished his work as a conductor. Having spent the greater part of his life in this business, he was widely known and held a good reputation among the railroad men of this country. At one time he retired from railroading and was engaged in the mercantile business at Marietta, but at the end of ten years he resumed his duties as conductor on the B. and O. road and remained in this capacity until 1893, when he retired. Mr. Lord had been married twice, his first union being to Caroline Hobbs, of Wells, Maine. To this union two sons were born, Thomas and William; the latter survives. Mrs. Lord died in 1861. Later Mr. Lord was united in marriage to Miss Mary F. Newton, of Marietta, and she, with her daughter, Mrs. Blanche N. Meisner, of Niagara Falls, survives. His son, William Lord, is engaged in the railroad business, having held the position of conductor on the B. and O. branch for several years. The time for the funeral, which has not yet been set, will be some time Friday. The services will be held from the residence and interment will be made in Oak Grove.

Daily Register, Marietta OH; 13 Apr 1904

Contributed by: Eliz Hanebury


In this city, Sept. 24th, Mrs. P. P. Lord, aged 87 years. Funeral from the residence of Mr. John Newton, Sunday, Sept. 26th.

Marietta Register, Marietta OH; 30 Sep 1880

Lord, Mrs. P. P., mother of G. H. Lord, was buried from the residence of her son-in-law, John Newton, in this city on Sunday.

McConnelsville Democrat, McConnelsville OH; 08 Oct 1880

Contributed by: Eliz Hanebury

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