Gill

Descendants of Karl Ludwig “Charles” Gill and Karoline Gill

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Descendants of Karl Ludwig “Charles” Gill

Generation No. 1

  1. KARL LUDWIG “CHARLES”1 GILL was born October 12, 1827 in Stolpe, Pommern, Prussia, and died December 01, 1904 in Wellston, Jackson Co., OH. He married (1) WILHELMINE HOPPE 1855. She was born Abt. 1827 in Gross Dubsow, Pommern, Prussia, and died Abt. 1858. He married (2) KAROLINE FRIEDRIKE “CAROLINA” ALBRECHT Abt. 1858 in Gross Dubsow, Pommern, Prussia, daughter of JOACHIM ALBRECHT and MAUS LUELLKE. She was born March 24, 1834 in Gross Dubsow, Pommern, Prussia, and died July 16, 1924 in Wellston, Jackson Co., OH.

More About KARL LUDWIG “CHARLES” GILL:

Burial: December 04, 1904, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH

Immigration: 1875, Lawrence Co., OH

Notes for KAROLINE FRIEDRIKE “CAROLINA” ALBRECHT:

Karoline Albrecht changed her last name to Albright when she came to the USA.

More About KAROLINE FRIEDRIKE “CAROLINA” ALBRECHT:

Burial: July 19, 1924, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH

Immigration: 1875, Lawrence Co., OH

Children of KARL GILL and WILHELMINE HOPPE are:

  1. JOHANNE WILHELMINE 2 GILL, b. Abt. 1856, Gross Dubsow, Pommern, Prussia; d. Bef. 1858.

More About JOHANNE WILHELMINE GILL:

Christening: December 14, 1856, Gross Dubsow, Pommern, Prussia

  1. AUGUSTE WILHELMINE GILL, b. 1858, Gross Dubsow, Pommern, Prussia; d. Abt. 1858.

More About AUGUSTE WILHELMINE GILL:

Christening: February 20, 1858, Gross Dubsow, Pommern, Prussia

Children of KARL GILL and KAROLINE ALBRECHT are:

  1. iii. AUGUST 2 GILL, b. 1860, Prussia; d. 1916, Dayton, Montgomery Co, OH.
  2. iv. CARL FREDRICH THEODOR “CHARLES” GILL, b. August 25, 1861, Gross Dubsow, Pommern, Prussia; d. September 04, 1932, Jackson, Jackson Co., OH.
  3. FRANZ ERNST JULIUS GILL, b. October 29, 1863, Gross Dubsow, Pommern, Prussia; d. Bef. 1873, Gross Dubsow, Pommern, Prussia.
  4. HARMON GILL, b. December 1865, Gross Dubsow, Pommern, Prussia; d. Unknown, MI.

Notes for HARMON GILL:

Harmon was seven when he came to America on the ship “Atalanta’ sailing from Bremen and Bremerhaven to NY. It arrived June 7, 1873. He was a coal miner in Wellston, and then he moved to Michigan and was a lumberman. Harmon was hit in the back by a log, and it broke his back. He died in Michigan.

More About HARMON GILL:

Burial: Unknown, MI

vii. ALBERT GILL, b. December 1867, Gross Dubsow, Pommern, Prussia; d. March 31, 1929, Jackson Co., OH.

Notes for ALBERT GILL:

When Albert was 2 years old, he got measles. According to Mary Masters Crabtree, his parents said that he went blind because they did not have him in a room that was dark enough. He tried to work in the coal mines while blind, but had to quit because he couldn’t do it. He never married. Albert was 5 when he arrived in America from Prussia on the sailing ship, the “Atalanta” sailing from Bremen and Bremerhaven to New York.

At age 42 in the 1910 Census, he was listed as having no occupation. He and his brother Fred were living with their mother, Caroline in Wellston Township, Jackson Co, Ohio. Their dad was deceased.

More About ALBERT GILL:

Medical Information: Blind due to measles at age 2

  1. viii. AMELIA CHRISTINA GILL, b. January 08, 1872, Baden, Baden, Germany; d. December 24, 1965, Franklin Twp., Jackson Co., OH.
  2. ix. WILLIAM HENRY GILL, b. July 30, 1875, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH; d. July 04, 1935, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.
  3. x. MARY GILL, b. August 12, 1876, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH; d. January 03, 1956, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH.
  4. FREDERICK J. GILL, b. March 27, 1879, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH; d. August 04, 1942, Franklin Twp., Jackson Co., OH; m. CORA MCKELVEY, March 27, 1913, Jackson Co., OH; b. February 06, 1870, Gallia Co., OH; d. July 31, 1938.

More About FREDERICK J. GILL:

Burial: 1942, Fairmont Cemetery, Jackson Co., OH

More About CORA MCKELVEY:

Burial: August 1938, Fairmont Cemetery

Generation No. 2

  1. AUGUST 2 GILL (KARL LUDWIG “CHARLES”1 ) was born 1860 in Prussia, and died 1916 in Dayton, Montgomery Co, OH. He married RUTH E. BARNETT December 24, 1883 in Lawrence Co., OH. She was born 1862 in OH, and died 1945 in Wellston, Jackson Co., OH.

Notes for AUGUST GILL:

August was born in Prussia, and when the family came over in 1873, August stayed behind as the parents could not afford to bring all the children. Two years later, with the help of neighbors in Lawrence Co, August and his brother Harman came over. They sailed from Hamburg or Havre to New York on the “Wieland”, which arrived Sept. 7, 1875. August was 16. The record says that they came from a province in Germany, an unknown village, and their destination was the USA. At age 24, August married Ruth Barnett. He was a miner in Wellston and when the mines closed, he moved to Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. While at work, his hat fell into a machine, he reached in to retrieve his cap, and was sucked into the machine. He died in 1917, having had eight children.

More About AUGUST GILL:

Burial: 1916, Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH

More About RUTH E. BARNETT:

Burial: 1945, Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH

Children of AUGUST GILL and RUTH BARNETT are:

  1. i. VERGIE 3 GILL, b. 1889, Lawrence Co., OH; d. 1977.
  2. ii. HERMAN GILL, b. 1887, Whitley Co., KY; d. February 29, 1920, Jackson Co., OH.
  3. iii. LILLIE GILL, b. 1893; d. Unknown.
  4. CORBET GILL, b. 1894, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. Unknown.
  5. NELLIE GILL, b. December 02, 1896, KY; d. 1991; m. LEONARD O. LEACH, December 24, 1925, Jackson

Co., OH; b. February 03, 1901, Jackson Co., OH; d. 1983.

More About NELLIE GILL:

Burial: 1991, Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston, Jackson County, OH

More About LEONARD O. LEACH:

Burial: 1983, Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston, Jackson County, OH

  1. EVA GILL, b. 1900; d. Unknown; m. RALPH ALESHIRE, Abt. 1920; b. Abt. 1888; d. Unknown.
  2. vii. EDITH BEATRICE GILL, b. June 02, 1902; d. Unknown.

viii. BERTHA ANN GILL, b. April 22, 1905, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. Unknown.

  1. CARL FREDRICH THEODOR “CHARLES”2 GILL (KARL LUDWIG “CHARLES”1 ) was born August 25, 1861 in Gross Dubsow, Pommern, Prussia, and died September 04, 1932 in Jackson, Jackson Co., OH. He married (1) SUSIE ARCHIBALD April 14, 1886 in Lawrence Co., OH. She was born Abt. 1861, and died Unknown. He married (2) ELIZABETH M. WORKMAN 1,2 November 28, 1891 in Lawrence Co., OH, daughter of AMBROSE WORKMAN and SUSAN PETIT. She was born December 1869 in Rome Twp., Lawrence Co., OH 2 , and died Unknown in Wellston, Jackson Co., OH.

Notes for CARL FREDRICH THEODOR “CHARLES” GILL:

Charlie stayed in Prussia when his parents and 2 brothers and sister came to America. His sister Amelia said that the boys stayed for school and military conscription, and that the parents did not have enough money to bring everybody. Later, the neighbors in Ohio helped them with funds to bring Charlie and August to America. They came on the ship “Wieland” which sailed from Hamburg and Havre to NY. They arrived Sept. 7, 1875. Carl, as he was listed in the ship’s passenger list, was 15. See August for further information. According to marriage records, Charles married Susie Archibald on April 13, 1886. Charles had 2 or 3 children before he was married, according to a family member. On Nov 28, 1891, he married Lizzie Workman. Both of his marriages were in Lawrence Co. His marriage to Susie Archibald was performed by Peras R. Polley, Justice of the Peace. His marriage to Lizzie Workman was performed by Rev. R. L. Farmer. His parents were not happy with him. The 1900 Census records Charlie and Lucy had Ada, Eva, Charles, Frederick, Celia, and Garnet. Other children listed by family. Died of old age. I believe that the death certificate is the right Charles Gill. It has his name as Sharles Gill.

Death recorded Vol 7409, Certificate 53909

More About CARL FREDRICH THEODOR “CHARLES” GILL:

Burial: September 1932, Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston, Jackson County, OH

More About ELIZABETH M. WORKMAN:

Burial: Unknown, Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston, Jackson County, OH

Child of CARL GILL and SUSIE ARCHIBALD is:

  1. ADA 3 GILL, b. January 1888, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. January 15, 1915, Jackson, Jackson Co., OH.

Children of CARL GILL and ELIZABETH WORKMAN are:

  1. ii. EVA LENA 3 GILL, b. March 08, 1891, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. 1969, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH.

iii. CHARLES WESLEY GILL, b. September 29, 1894, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH 3 ; d. May 03, 1965, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH 3 ; m. INIS HUFFMAN, Abt. 1913; b. Abt. 1893; d. Unknown.

More About CHARLES WESLEY GILL:

Burial: May 1965, Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH

Military service: Private Company A 121st WWI

  1. iv. FREDERICK GILL, b. January 17, 1896, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. November 27, 1969, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH.
  2. CECELIA GILL, b. October 09, 1897, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. December 17, 1901, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH.
  3. vi. GARNET GILL, b. April 22, 1900, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. Unknown.
  4. vii. AUSTIN GILL, b. September 09, 1902, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. July 24, 1976, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH.

viii. JOHN E. GILL, b. July 02, 1905, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. October 13, 1970, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH.

More About JOHN E. GILL:

Burial: October 1970, Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH

Cause of Death: Suicide by gunshot to head

  1. ix. GENEVA GILL, b. Private.
  2. x. AUDREY ELIZABETH GILL, b. July 13, 1910, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. October 25, 1966, Gallipolis, Gallia Co., OH.
  3. AMELIA CHRISTINA 2 GILL (KARL LUDWIG “CHARLES”1 ) was born January 08, 1872 in Baden, Baden, Germany, and died December 24, 1965 in Franklin Twp., Jackson Co., OH. She married CHARLES WARREN MASTERS December 25, 1901 in Wellston, Jackson Co., OH. He was born February 23, 1865 in Franklin Twp., Jackson Co., OH, and died May 15, 1950 in Franklin Twp., Jackson Co., OH.

Notes for AMELIA CHRISTINA GILL:

Amelia’s family was from Gross Dubsow, Pommern, Prussia. According to Amelia, this was 44 kilometers from Berlin. The last year plus before they sailed to America, they were in Baden, Baden. Amelia was born there.

Amelia came to America on June 7, 1873, arriving in NY when she was 17 months old on the sailing ship, the “Atalanta”. The sailing vessel had set sail from Bremen on the Aller river, and then stopped at the port of Bremer Hafer on the North Sea. According to Amelia’s recollection, the voyage took seven weeks. She said she could walk when they set sail, but when they arrived in NY, she could not walk. There was much sea sickness and other hardships. They would make progress one day, and then be blown back the next. Karl and Karolina, Amelia’s parents brought 3 of their children with them on the voyage; Herman, Albert, and Amelia. Two older boys stayed in Prussia, as they did not have money for all of them to come and the two older boys were in school.

The family left to seek a more peaceful life. The boys in Prussia were being conscripted into military service, and there was much unrest. The women had to spend many hours at hard labor in the fields. Two years later, with the help of neighbors in Lawrence Co, August and his brother Harman came over. They sailed from Hamburg or Havre to New York on the “Wieland”, which arrived Sept. 7, 1875. August was 16. The record says that they came from a province in Germany, an unknown village, and their destination was the USA. According to Mary Masters Crabtree, Karl’s sister had come to America some years before, but she did not like it, and had returned to Prussia.

When Karl and Karoline arrived here, they were sent to Lawrence County, Ohio. They are listed in the 1880 Census in Decatur Township, Lawrence Co, OH. Karl and his two sons worked in the ore and limestone mines.  In 1880, the four oldest boys, August, Charles, Harmon, and Albert are all listed as laborers. Albert had the measles when he was 2 years old, and became blind as a result. In his earlier years, he could see blurred images, but later on went completely blind. I don’t know how he managed to work.

Amelia remembers her father making wooden shoes for her mother. The family members were taught a German Prayer and many German songs. I remember her singing a German song in the 1940’s, but she could not speak the language at that time. She said she spoke German until she went to school, but the language seemed odd to the American school children, so she found it much easier to learn and speak the English language to her schoolmates.

Amelia got her first job in Ironton, Ohio, as a servant to a well-to-do family when she was 13 years old. She often talked about that experience. She got up at 5:30 A.M. She ironed all their clothes, which were starched stiff, and dampened before they could be ironed. She made pies, biscuits, and mixed up bread before breakfast.

She did the cleaning and was responsible for the children a large part of the time. I don’t know how many children the family had, but they did have a boy about 5 years old, who was very spoiled. He spit on everyone. Amelia told him that if he spit on her, she would spit back, and it finally happened. She said she was afraid she would be fired, but the family was not upset. She still felt sad about it decades later, as the boy got sick and died the next year.

In the late 1880’s, the family moved to Wellston, Jackson Co, OH to work in the coal mines. They owned cattle which they drove from Ironton to Wellston. so they could make their residence there. On the last night of the cattle drive, it was getting dark, and they stopped to spend the night in a field. The next morning, they went up the hill, and found they were 1/2 mile from their new home on Pilgy’s Knob, on the west side of Wellston. A Nazarene Church is now on that site. She was the last living sibling in the Gill family.

Amelia stayed in Ironton until the late 1890’s. On March 25, 1896, she joined the Baptist Church in Ironton, Ohio, and was baptized there. In 1901, Amelia was married to Charles Warren Masters, and they moved to Franklin Township, Jackson Co., Ohio. They lived first in a house on Fourmile Rd, about 1/2 mile past the Fourmile Christian Church. It was a very small house. Friends have commented that they never had much money, but whatever they had was clean.

Amelia always scrubbed the floors with lye water, and friends said that the floors were so clean, you could eat off them. They later moved to a house on Fourmile Road about 1/2 mile east of Townhouse Road. Their final move was to Townhouse Road, on land that Charles’ father had gotten in a land grant from Ohio. He divided the land between two of his sons, Benjamin and Charles. Charles and Amelia lived there until their deaths. Their daughter, Mary Masters Crabtree and her husband, Haldor, lived with them to care for them.

Amelia was admitted into membership of the Fourmile Christian Church on February 7, 1909. I don’t know if she had ever transferred her membership to a church in Wellston, or if she still had her membership at the church in Ironton.

Amelia always said that her children were taught to work, and none of them doubted that her word was law.

She said, “I never had a sassy word from any of my children”. Amelia began losing her hearing when the children were small, and the children said that she did not always hear some of the things they said. They were blessed with nine children, and two pairs of twins. Kay, one of the brothers of the younger pair of twins, died of a carbuncle, when he was eleven Amelia’s children always remembered her on her birthday, and when she was eighty, they gave a surprise party in her honor. Her pastimes were reading her Bible and magazines, and watching TV, even though she could not hear it. She was always interested in current affairs, and asked me, her granddaughter when I was home from college, what I thought of the atom bomb and what might happen because of it.

Amelia was a Christian all her life. She attended the Baptist Church in Ironton, when she lived there. It was the only German Church in the vicinity and she reached it by traveling on the Interurban Railroad. Later, she had membership in the Fourmile Christian Church.

Her youngest son, Ray, was interested in family research and visited Amelia’s hometown, Gross Dubsow, Pommern, Prussia, when he served in Germany in World War II.

She recalled that when the nine children were all at home, the cooking was no small job. They butchered their own pigs, and she said she used two 25 pound bags of flour per week for bread baking.

I, Wylda Masters Morey, remember my grandmother as as very happy, positive, caring person. She often came to our house to visit. During the war my parents owned an apple orchard, and found it almost impossible to get help, My mother and Dad’s sister, Mary, helped in the orchard. Grandma did the cooking, and one day she was looking out the window, when a neighbor boy urged me to ride his pony while he jumped on from the rear.

As he did so, he grabbed me around the waist, the pony bolted, and we both came off the rear in a heap. Grandma laughed about that every time I saw her until her death.

Soon after my marriage to Dick Morey, we visited Grandma when we were on vacation. My husband Dick was growing a beard for a bicentennial celebration in Oxford, Wisconsin. When he went in to say hello to Grandma, she reached up and grabbed his beard and pulled, and said, “Get that thing off of there”. She thought that he was joking with her.

She died at the age of 93, leaving 8 children, and 18 grandchildren.

More About AMELIA CHRISTINA GILL:

Burial: December 27, 1965, Jackson, Jackson Co., OH

Notes for CHARLES WARREN MASTERS:

Charlie, as Charles Warren was known, was born in Franklin Township, Jackson Co, Ohio. He was about 5 feet, 5 inches, and of very slight build. He had brown hair and brown eyes. He was admitted into membership in the Fourmile Christian Church on June 1, 1880. He was baptized by J. P. Ewing.

His father split the property he owned on Townhouse Rd. with Charles and his brother Ben. The property was sold after the death of their daughter, Mary Masters Crabtree in 1991. The house was situated up on a hill. A gravel road went up two hills and they were at the top of the second one. There were only 3 or 4 houses on this road plus a one room building that had been a school house when Charles and Amelia’s children were school age.

It was called the Town House School. Later, it was used for voting and meetings. Charles was a farmer. They had a barn about a hundred or so feet behind the house, and a smoke house. There was always a large garden close to the house, and I always remember Mary, their daughter, working in the garden, picking, cooking and canning. Some years after she and Haldor Crabtree were married, they put a partial basement under the house.

There was a drop-off from the end of the front yard down to the road in front of their house. Every Sunday, some of the children, (sometimes all of them), and their families gathered at the house, ate together, and all the grandchildren played. I have very good memories of these Sundays together. I remember that we would dig steps in the drop off. Farther up the road on the other side of the driveway, there were grapes growing. We would pick them and eat them.

Sometimes we took walks. We were free to roam. I remember that when I was little, I would fall asleep on Grandpa’s lap. He would carry me to bed, and I would pretend I was asleep. He would always say “She’s playin’ Possum”.

Grandpa farmed his own property, and worked for other farmers when his work was slow. His sons helped in the fields. His sons told about the time they waited for Grandpa to return home from working at someone’s farm.

He was riding a horse, and they hid along the road and waited. When he rode by, they jumped out and slapped the horse, and watched as Grandpa went for a fast ride. That evening was not a peaceful one at their house.

Grandpa walked a lot as he got older. He began to have problems with his thinking. The children said they thought he had suffered a heat stoke. He was still active physically. I remember the Sunday that the family came to my mom and dad’s for dinner. Grandpa was 80 years old. He took my stilts and walked 40 steps on them. In the 1920 Census of Franklin Twp, Jackson Co, OH, Charlie owned his farm and was a general farmer.

More About CHARLES WARREN MASTERS:

Burial: May 18, 1950, Jackson, Jackson Co., OH

Children of AMELIA GILL and CHARLES MASTERS are:

  1. i. HERSCHEL JENNINGS 3 MASTERS, b. November 07, 1902, Jackson Co., OH; d. February 16, 1985, Chillicothe, Ross Co., OH.
  2. MARY EMMA MASTERS, b. March 19, 1905, Jackson Co., OH; d. December 23, 1989, Jackson Co., OH; m. HALDOR CRABTREE, Abt. 1945, Jackson, Jackson Co., OH; b. November 21, 1907, Oak Hill, Jackson Co., OH; d. June 07, 1988, Dayton, Montgomery Co, OH.

Notes for MARY EMMA MASTERS:

Mary was admitted into membership in the Fourmile Christian Church on November 23, 1917. She was baptized by S. E. Wilkin. My Dad, William Masters, always said that Mary was very smart in school and could have been a teacher, but after she finished the eighth grade, she had to help at home. When a young lady she went to Columbus, Ohio, and worked as a switchboard operator for the telephone company. She always told me that she learned to speak with good diction and correct speech at that job. She would tell me how she had to pronounce her “w” as “double u”. She came home to live with her mother and father while still young, and lived with them, along with her husband, Haldor Crabtree, until they died. Mary told me as much as she could remember about the family. She and Haldor took Dick and I to the Masters Cemetery with the tractor and wagon when they were not able to walk.

More About MARY EMMA MASTERS:

Burial: December 26, 1989, Jackson, Jackson Co., OH

More About HALDOR CRABTREE:

Burial: June 11, 1988, Jackson, Jackson Co., OH

  1. iii. CHARLES FREDERICK “FRED” MASTERS, b. October 09, 1906; d. April 20, 1989, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.
  2. iv. WILLIAM THEODORE MASTERS, b. November 03, 1908; d. October 22, 1976, Franklin Twp., Jackson Co., OH.
  3. v. CAROLINE ELIZABETH MASTERS, b. September 30, 1911, Jackson Co., OH; d. March 17, 1996, Jackson, Jackson Co., OH.
  4. vi. JOHN MELVIN MASTERS, b. September 30, 1911, Franklin Twp., Jackson Co., OH; d. November 27, 1989, Jackson, Jackson Co., OH.
  5. vii. RUTH EVELYN MASTERS, b. Private.

viii. KAY EDWIN MASTERS, b. February 07, 1915; d. August 28, 1926, Franklin Twp., Jackson Co., OH.

Notes for KAY EDWIN MASTERS:

Kay got a carbuncle under his arm, and it got infected and he died. Dad said their hound dog howled all night when he died.

More About KAY EDWIN MASTERS:

Burial: August 31, 1926, Fairmount Cemetery, Jackson, Jackson Co., OH

  1. ix. RAY EDGAR MASTERS, b. February 07, 1915, Jackson Co., OH; d. September 18, 1987, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.
  2. WILLIAM HENRY 2 GILL (KARL LUDWIG “CHARLES”1 ) was born July 30, 1875 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, and died July 04, 1935 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. He married ROSA E. HENNEMAN January 07, 1903 in Jackson Co., OH. She was born 1880 in Goldsborough, Jackson Co., OH, and died Abt. 1915 in Wellston, Jackson Co., OH.

Notes for WILLIAM HENRY GILL:

Willie was born after the family moved to the USA. He moved from Wellston to Terra Haute to Columbus, Ohio, where he died. William was a miner in the 1910 Census.

More About WILLIAM HENRY GILL:

Burial: 1935

Children of WILLIAM GILL and ROSA HENNEMAN are:

  1. PAULINE “POLLIE”3 GILL, b. April 09, 1904, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. Unknown; m. MARVIN RAY

NOE; b. January 17, 1904; d. November 11, 1994, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.

Notes for PAULINE “POLLIE” GILL:

” I remember Aunt Polly visiting Amelia (Grandma) Gill Masters on Sundays. She has reddish hair, and came to Jackson from Columbus.”

Notes for MARVIN RAY NOE:

Marvin was a retired railroad worker

  1. FLORENCE GILL, b. August 19, 1905, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. Unknown.

iii. ALBERT HENRY GILL, b. July 26, 1907, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. Unknown.

  1. ETHEL ELIZABETH GILL, b. Private.
  2. FORREST GILL, b. Private.
  3. WILLIAM EDGAR GILL, b. Private.
  4. MARY 2 GILL (KARL LUDWIG “CHARLES”1 ) was born August 12, 1876 in Ironton, Lawrence Co.,OH, and died January 03, 1956 in Wellston, Jackson Co., OH. She married THOMAS WASHINGTON CANTER June 01, 1896 in Jackson Co., OH. He was born January 1869 in Lawrence Co., OH, and died 1945 in Wellston, Jackson Co., OH.

Notes for THOMAS WASHINGTON CANTER:

I, Wylda Masters Morey, remember going to Wellston with my Dad and Amelia (Grandma) Gill Masters to visit her sister Mary Cantor. Mary was a slight built woman. She was married to Tom Cantor, but I don’t remember any of their children. According to Mary Masters Crabtree, Mary and Tom had 6 children living and 6 that died.

Children of MARY GILL and THOMAS CANTER are:

  1. CECIL V.3 CANTER, b. February 12, 1897, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. October 13, 1946, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH.

More About CECIL V. CANTER:

Burial: October 16, 1946, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH

  1. CLARA CANTER, b. 1899, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. Unknown.

iii. CLYDE CANTER, b. December 23, 1899, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. Unknown.

  1. ESTHER CANTER, b. November 19, 1901, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. Unknown.
  2. AARON CANTER, b. February 12, 1904, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. Unknown.
  3. VERONICA CANTER, b. Private.

vii. EILEEN CANTER, b. Private.

Generation No. 3

  1. VERGIE 3 GILL (AUGUST 2 , KARL LUDWIG “CHARLES”1 ) was born 1889 in Lawrence Co., OH, and died 1977. She married WILL HIXSON December 16, 1909 in Jackson Co., OH. He was born 1883 in Lawrence Co., OH, and died 1968.

More About VERGIE GILL:

Burial: 1977, Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston, Jackson County, OH

More About WILL HIXSON:

Burial: 1968, Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston, Jackson County, OH

Children of VERGIE GILL and WILL HIXSON are:

  1. BEATRICE 4 HIXSON, b. Private.
  2. NELLIE HIXSON, b. Private.

iii. WILLIAM HIXSON, b. Private.

  1. FAYE HIXSON, b. Private.
  2. DONALD HIXSON, b. Private.
  3. HERMAN 3 GILL (AUGUST 2 , KARL LUDWIG “CHARLES”1 ) was born 1887 in Whitley Co., KY, and died February 29, 1920 in Jackson Co., OH. He married JESSIE MAY TYO November 28, 1910 in Jackson Co., OH. She was born 1893 in Jackson Co., OH, and died Unknown.

Children of HERMAN GILL and JESSIE TYO are:

  1. THELMA 4 GILL, b. Private; m. CHARLES HEATH, Private; b. Private.
  2. ANSEL GILL, b. Private; m. LUCILLE UNK, Private; b. Private.

iii. ETZEL GILL, b. Private.

  1. LILLIE 3 GILL (AUGUST 2 , KARL LUDWIG “CHARLES”1) was born 1893, and died Unknown. She married HIRAM ARMS. He was born Abt. 1882, and died Unknown.

Children of LILLIE GILL and HIRAM ARMS are:

  1. SUSAN 4 ARMS, b. Private.
  2. ADRIAN ARMS, b. Private.

iii. LOUISE ARMS, b. Private; m. VIRGIL BRYSON, Private; b. Abt. 1900; d. Unknown.

  1. EULA ARMS, b. Private; m. JOHN RAMSEY, Private; b. Abt. 1902; d. Unknown.
  2. EDITH BEATRICE 3 GILL (AUGUST 2 , KARL LUDWIG “CHARLES”) was born June 02, 1902, and died Unknown.

She married CHARLES MORRISON Abt. 1922. He was born Abt. 1894, and died Unknown.

Child of EDITH GILL and CHARLES MORRISON is:

  1. RUTH 4 MORRISON, b. Private.
  2. EVA LENA 3 GILL (CARL FREDRICH THEODOR “CHARLES”2 , KARL LUDWIG “CHARLES”1 ) was born March 08, 1891 in Wellston, Jackson Co., OH, and died 1969 in Wellston, Jackson Co., OH. She married WILLIAM THOMAS BURKE March 08, 1917 in Jackson Co., OH. He was born June 08, 1886 in Lawrence Co., OH, and died 1956.

More About EVA LENA GILL:

Burial: 1969, Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston, Jackson County, OH

More About WILLIAM THOMAS BURKe:

Burial: 1956, Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston, Jackson County, OH

Children of EVA GILL and WILLIAM BURKE are:

  1. ADRIAN 4 BURKE, b. Abt. 1918; d. Abt. 1918.
  2. WILMA BURKE, b. February 28, 1919, Lawrence Co., OH; d. January 25, 1963, Columbus, Riverside Hospital, Franklin Co., OH; m. (1) HAROLD J. GHEARING, Private; b. Private; m. (2) EVERETT WESLEY PITTENGER, Private; b. Private.

iii. HOWARD WESLEY BURKE, b. November 1920, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. 1941, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH.

  1. VIVIAN ROSE BURKE, b. February 17, 1926, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. May 14, 2000, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH; m. (1) KENNETH W. MCKINNISS, Private; b. Private; m. (2) WILLIAM GARRET MARTIN, September 04, 1947, Greenup, Greenup Co., KY; b. September 29, 1922; d. May 1985.
  2. CHARLES DANIEL BURKE, b. May 09, 1928, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. May 19, 1996, OH; m. BARBARA JANE RADCLIFFE, Private; b. Private.
  3. JEAN ELIZABETH BURKE, b. October 23, 1930, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. September 26, 1995, Elyria, Lorain Co., OH; m. ROBERT JONAH EDWARDS, Private; b. Private.

vii. JOAN BURKE, b. October 23, 1930, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. October 24, 1930, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH.

viii. LAURA BELL BURKE, b. November 30, 1932, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. November 07, 1968, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; m. COLUMBUS HUBBARD; b. October 18, 1928, Prestonsburg, KY; d. December 17, 1966,Wellston, Jackson Co., OH.

Notes for LAURA BELL BURKE:

TWO PERISH IN WELLSTON FIRE

A 35- year old Wellston woman and her three and one half year old daughter died Thursday night as a fire swept the residence in which they were sleeping. Dead were Laura Hubbard, 34, and her daughter, Lori, three and one half. They perished in a fire which occurred shortly before 11 P.M. at the home of Mrs. Hubbard’s mother, Eva Burke, at 217 East Broadway, Wellston. Coroner Gaskill reported both had died of suffocation. It is believed the fire may have been started by a youngster playing with matches. The fire was discovered about 10:30 P.M. and fireman worked until 3:30 in the morning to put out the fire.

At first it was thought that everyone was out of the burning house, and Mrs. Hubbard discovered her daughter, Lori Ann was still in the room. People tried to restrain her but she broke loose and rushed into the house and up the stairs in an attempt to rescue her daughter. The thick smoke choked her before she was able to get to the child. Mrs. Burke and others of the family in the house managed to escape without injury.

Mrs. Hubbard was born in Wellston November 30, 1932, the daughter of Mrs. Eva Gill Burke and the late William Burke. She was a member of the Wills Chapel Church. Her husband, Columbus Hubbard preceded her in death in 1966. She is survived by her Mother, Mrs. Eva Gill Burke, and three children: Phyllis, age 9; Danny, age 6; and Ivan, age 4; and hers sister, Vivian Martin. Funeral services for Mother and Daughter were held Monday at 11 A.M. at the Gaskill Chapel with Rev. A.B. Maloy officiating. Burial followed in Ridgewood Cemetery.

Burial: Unknown, No Grave

Notes for COLUMBUS HUBBARD:

HUBBARD OBIT WELLSTON TELEGRAM

COLUMBUS HUBBARD DIES WHILE VISITING IN WELLSTON

Columbus Hubbard, 38, suffered a heart attack while visiting in the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Vivian Martin, and family, east Broadway on Sunday evening, and died en route to the hospital in the Gaskill ambulance. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Holzer Hospital in Gallipolis.

He lived at Camp Dennison, near Milford and was a foreman for Keller’s Industries in Cincinnati. He was visiting here while enjoying a short vacation. Born on October 18, 1928 at Prestonsburg, Ky., he was the son of Clyde and Inez Hubbard. His Mother lives at Thurman and he was also visiting with her. Besides his Mother he leaves four children, Phyllis, Charles, Laura and Ivan. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Joan of Athens; Lula of KY; Betty of Gallipolis; Blain of Jackson Rt.4; Armine Lambert of Gallipolis; Mae of Kingston; Garry of Cleveland; David and Hazel Dunn of Circleville; Wayne in Korea; Baskum and Opal Sharp of Jackson. He is a Veteran of World War II, serving eight years in Germany.

Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at the Gaskill Chapel at 2 P.M. with Rev. A. B. Maloy officiating and burial will be made in Ridgewood Cemetery under the direction of Charles N. Gaskill. OH Death Certificate:

HUBBARD, COLUMBUS

Death Date: 17 December 1966

Age: 38

Place of Death: Jackson County

Residence: Hamilton County

Gender: Male Race: White

Marital Status: Married

Certificate: 98633

Volume: 18710

Sgt. Co. E 6th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Enlisted Oct 1948

Basic Training at Fort Dix, NJ

Stationed in Germany until 1952

Re enlisted and returned to Germany until 1956;

Re enlisted for a second time and stayed in Germany until 1958

More About COLUMBUS HUBBARD:

Burial: Unknown, Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH

  1. FREDERICK 3 GILL (CARL FREDRICH THEODOR “CHARLES”2 , KARL LUDWIG “CHARLES”1 ) 4 was born January 17, 1896 in Wellston, Jackson Co., OH, and died November 27, 1969 in Wellston, Jackson Co., OH. He married GRACE COLLINS August 03, 1917 in Jackson Co., OH. She was born April 05, 1899 in Jackson Co., OH, and died April 28, 1963 in Wellston, Jackson Co., OH.

More About FREDERICK GILL:

Burial: 1969, Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH

Military service: Corporal US Army WWI Battery F

Children of FREDERICK GILL and GRACE COLLINS are:

  1. FREDERICK JR 4 GILL, b. January 24, 1918, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. September 02, 1972; m. ANNA RUTH MCCLUNG, Private; b. Private.

More About FREDERICK JR GILL:

Burial: Unknown, Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH

  1. JOHN WILLIAM GILL, b. December 30, 1920, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. April 21, 1954, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH.

More About JOHN WILLIAM GILL:

Burial: April 1954, Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH

iii. RONALD M. GILL, b. May 18, 1933, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. June 02, 1968, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH.

Notes for RONALD M. GILL:

RONALD GILL

Wellston Man Held In Fatal Shooting — [A Wellston man is being held] in connection with the fatal shooting of Ronald Gill, 35, of Wellston early Sunday morning. [See note.] The shooting victim, Ronald Gill, was a truck driver and construction worker. He was a former star Wellston high school football player. Gill was born in Wellston on May 19, 1933, the son of Fred Gill, Sr., and the late Grace Collins Gill. He lived at 214 East Broadway. He was a construction worker with the J. J. Baltas Co., of Norwalk. He was a member of the Hope United Methodist Church, the American Legion 371, F. O. E. 637, the Elks, the Royal Order of Moose, the V. F. W 3827 and the Teamsters’ Union. Besides his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, John William Gill. Surviving him is his father, Fred Gill, Sr., of the E. Broadway address, one brother, Fred Gill, Jr., and three nieces, Lois Ann Seymour, Donna Sue and Joyce Elaine Gill, both of Wellston. Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Simmons Chapel with Rev. Robert W. Davis officiating. Burial followed in Ridgewood cemetery under the direction of Francis T. Simons. [NB: Taken from a front-page article. References to the person arrested, and paragraphs describing the incident and its investigation, have been omitted.] Wellston Telegram, Wellston OH; 06 Jun 1968.

More About RONALD M. GILL:

Burial: June 06, 1968, Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston, Jackson County, OH

  1. GARNET 3 GILL (CARL FREDRICH THEODOR “CHARLES”2 , KARL LUDWIG “CHARLES”1 ) was born April 22, 1900 in Wellston, Jackson Co., OH, and died Unknown. She married (1) WILLIAM HILLARD POMA November 06, 1922 in Wellston, Jackson Co., OH. He was born July 08, 1900 in MI, and died Bef. 1926 in Wellston, Jackson Co., OH. She married (2) HOWARD ZERVIS January 18, 1926 in Jackson Co., OH. He was born May 15, 1899 in Vinton Co., OH, and died Unknown.

Child of GARNET GILL and HOWARD ZERVIS is:

  1. EVELYN 4 ZERVIS, b. Private.
  2. AUSTIN 3 GILL (CARL FREDRICH THEODOR “CHARLES”2 , KARL LUDWIG “CHARLES”1 ) was born September 09, 1902 in Wellston, Jackson Co., OH, and died July 24, 1976 in Wellston, Jackson Co., OH. He married LOMA BELLE HARBER. She was born December 25, 1905 in Wellston, Jackson Co., OH, and died January 09, 1991 in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Gallia Co., OH.

More About AUSTIN GILL:

Burial: 1976, Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH

More About LOMA BELLE HARBER:

Burial: January 11, 1991, Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston, Jackson County, OH

Children of AUSTIN GILL and LOMA HARBER are:

  1. JEAN 4 GILL, b. Abt. 1924; d. Bef. 1991.
  2. AUSTIN JR. GILL, b. Abt. 1925; d. Bef. 1991.

iii. CHARLES FREDERICK GILL, b. May 19, 1931, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. Bef. 1991.

  1. NORMA JEAN GILL, b. Private.
  2. AUDREY ELIZABETH GILL, b. Private.
  3. DALE LEE GILL, b. Private; m. NANCY JANE MOSHIER, Private; b. Private.

vii. DONALD LEROY GILL, b. December 10, 1928, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. January 25, 2000, Hamden,

Vinton Co., OH; m. EVELYN MAE ARNOLD, Private; b. Private.

Notes for DONALD LEROY GILL:

From Obituary-Donald

  1. Gill, Sr. 71, of West Junction Road, Ray, Ohio, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 25, 2000, at the Huston Nursing Home, Hamden, following an extended illness. He was born Dec. 10, 1928, in Wellston, son the the late Austin Gill, Sr. and Loma Harbor Gill. He was a mechanic, having worked at the Montgomery Trucking Co. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955. He was a member of the American Legion Post #371 and a member of the McArthur F.O.E.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Jean Sprague, and three brothers, Charles Gill, Austin Gill, Jr., and Dale Gill. Surviving relatives include four sons, Donald Gill, Jr., Terry Gill, Robert Gill, and Billy Gill, all of Wellston; two daughters, Brenda Branscom and Becky Butt of Wellston; two brothers, Robert Gill of Ridgeville, S.C., and Jerry Gill of Wellston, six sisters, Audrey Norris of Wellston, Marlene Brenner of Wellston, Phyllis Hollingshead of Enon, Linda Emmert of Wellston, Connie Robinson of Columbus and Sandra Angles of Washington Court House, several grandchildren, one great grand-child. Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan 27 at 1 P.M. at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, Wellston, with Rev. Darrell Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgewood Cemetery with military services by American Legion Post#371, Wellston.

More About DONALD LEROY GILL:

Burial: January 27, 2000, Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston, Jackson County, OH

viii. ROBERT GILL, b. Private.

  1. MARLENE RUTH GILL, b. Private.
  2. JERRY LEON GILL, b. Private; m. IRIS ELAINE FITZGERALD, Private; b. Private.
  3. PHYLLIS ANN GILL, b. Private.

xii. LINDA GILL, b. Private.

xiii. CONNIE SUE GILL, b. Private.

xiv. SANDRA JANE GILL, b. Private.

  1. GENEVA 3 GILL (CARL FREDRICH THEODOR “CHARLES”2 , KARL LUDWIG “CHARLES”1 ) was born Private. She married HOMER HOUSEHOLDER Private. He was born March 31, 1905 in Jackson Co., OH, and died Unknown.

Child of GENEVA GILL and HOMER HOUSEHOLDER is:

  1. MAX 4 HOUSEHOLDER, b. May 02, 1933, Wellston, Jackson Co., OH; d. October 23, 2000, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ.

Notes for MAX HOUSEHOLDER:

When Max was a boy he was envious of his cousins who all had nicknames, so his Uncle Charles gave him the nickname Nick.

  1. AUDREY ELIZABETH 3 GILL (CARL FREDRICH THEODOR “CHARLES”2 , KARL LUDWIG “CHARLES”1 ) was born July 13, 1910 in Wellston, Jackson Co., OH, and died October 25, 1966 in Gallipolis, Gallia Co., OH. She married EDWARD OLEN MILLER 1930 in Wellston, Jackson Co., OH, son of OLIN MILLER and ANNA PRITCHARD. He was born June 12, 1905 in Glen Roy, Jackson Co., OH 5 , and died March 1984 in Gallipolis, Gallia Co., OH 5 .

Notes for AUDREY ELIZABETH GILL:

Colonel Ambrose Workman is supposedly the only Confederate veteran buried in Ridgewood Cemetery.

Tombstone reads: Ambrose G. Workman , Co. F, 45 VA Inf., 1842-1933, CSA.

Workmans supposedly related to Anderson ‘Devil Anse’ Hatfield of the Hatfields and McCoys

More About AUDREY ELIZABETH GILL:

Burial: 1966, Ridgewood Cemetary, Wellston, Jackson County, OH

Notes for EDWARD OLEN MILLER:

Adopted by Jacob and Elizabeth Mapes in Jackson City, Jackson Co., OH. Later went to live with his aunt Margaret J. Booth in Wellston, Jackson Co., OH.

More About EDWARD OLEN MILLER:

Burial: 1984, Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston, Jackson County, OH

Children of AUDREY GILL and EDWARD MILLER are:

  1. ELEANOR JANE 4 MILLER, b. Private.
  2. CHARLES WILLIAM MILLER, b. Private; m. BERTHA EVELYN WEST, Private; b. Private.
  3. HERSCHEL JENNINGS 3 MASTERS (AMELIA CHRISTINA 2 GILL, KARL LUDWIG “CHARLES”1 ) was born November 07, 1902 in Jackson Co., OH, and died February 16, 1985 in Chillicothe, Ross Co., OH. He married MABEL VIOLA MERCER February 26, 1928 in Jackson Co., OH. She was born July 18, 1906 in Jackson Co., OH, and died March 24, 1999 in Jackson, Jackson Co., OH.

Notes for HERSCHEL JENNINGS MASTERS:

Herschel was the oldest son of Charles and Amelia Gill Masters. He was admitted into membership in the Fourmile Christian Church on February 26, 1915. He was baptized by F. F. Schultz.  During the 1930’s and 1940’s, he and his wife Mabel and children lived on the same road as William and Thelma Ward Masters and daughter, Wylda. Herschel was a farmer. They moved in the 1950’s to a farm to the west of RT. 139. They lived there until he died of Leukemia in 1985. He was ill for only 1 week.

His obituary reads as follows:

Herchel J. Masters, age 82, of Ralph Riegel Road, Jackson, died 4:30 P.M. Saturday at Ross County Medical Center following a one week illness.

Born in Jackson County he was a farmer and a lifetime member of the Four Mile Christian church. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Della Mae Lambert. Survivors include his wife, Mabel Mercer Masters, two daughters, Wilma Yerian of Jackson and Glenna Sparks of California; three brothers, Fred of Columbus, John and Ray both of Jackson, three sisters, Caroline Crabtree, Ruth McCoy, and Mary Crabtree, all of Jackson; five grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Friends may call after 3 P.M. Tuesday at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home. Services will be held there 1 P.M. Wednesday with Rev. Merrill Allard officiating. Burial will be made in Fairmount Cemetery.

More About HERSCHEL JENNINGS MASTERS:

Burial: February 19, 1985, Fairmount Cemetery, Jackson, Jackson Co., OH

Notes for MABEL VIOLA MERCER:

Mabel was born the daughter of Andrew and Margaret Elizabeth Garrett Mercer in Jackson. Mabel was admitted into membership in the Fourmile Christian Church in May, 1922. She was a homemaker. Mabel lived with her husband Herschel on a farm between Antioch and Fourmile until the 1950’s when they purchased a farm southwest of Jackson, OH

More About MABEL VIOLA MERCER:

Burial: March 27, 1999, Fairmount Cemetery,Jackson, Jackson Co., OH

Children of HERSCHEL MASTERS and MABEL MERCER are:

  1. DELLA MAE 4 MASTERS, b. Private.
  2. WILMA MARIE MASTERS, b. Private.

iii. GLENNA CAROL MASTERS, b. Private.

  1. CHARLES FREDERICK “FRED”3 MASTERS (AMELIA CHRISTINA 2 GILL, KARL LUDWIG “CHARLES”1 ) was born October 09, 1906, and died April 20, 1989 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. He married IRMA F. MCCLURE November 16, 1929 in Jackson, Jackson Co., OH. She was born July 30, 1907 in Jackson Co., OH, and died April 29, 2001 in Worthington, Franklin Co., OH.

Notes for CHARLES FREDERICK “FRED” MASTERS:

Fred was a member of Linden Church of Christ in Columbus, Franklin Co, OH date unknown. Fred was admitted into membership in the Fourmile Christian Church on April 29, 1820. He was baptized by Stambaugh. Fred’s obituary reads as follows: Fred C. Masters died Thursday at the Northland Terrace Care Center, Columbus. He was 82.

Born October 9, 1906, he was employed by Gulf Oil Company where he worked for some 44 years. He was a member of the Linden Church of Christ in Columbus. He served the church as deacon, elder and teacher over the years. He was a member of the YFBC class there.

He is survived by his wife, Irma Masters of Columbus and by his daughter, Nancy Hooper, of Kalamazoo, Michigan. He leaves one grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are his brother, John Masters, and sisters, Mary Crabtree, Ruth McCoy, and Caroline Crabtree. All are of Jackson.

Services will be held at the Shaw-Davis Funeral Home in Columbus at 8 P.M. Saturday. Calling hours are from 4 to 8 P.M. Saturday at Shaw-Davis’s North Chapel at 4341 North High Street. A grave side service will be conducted on Sunday at 1 P.M. at Fairmount Cemetery, Jackson. Brother James Dempsey will officiate.

More About CHARLES FREDERICK “FRED” MASTERS:

Burial: 1989, Fairmount Cemetery, Jackson, Jackson Co., OH

Notes for IRMA F. MCCLURE:

. Obituary, Jackson, OH Times Herald May 3, 2001 Irma F. Masters, age 93, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2001, at St. Ann’s Hospital. She was a resident of Worthington Christian Village. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred C. Masters. She was a member and long time Sunday School teacher for many years at the Linden Church of Christ. In later years she attended church at Worthington Christian Village.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and John Hooper of Milwaukee, WI; granddaughter, Maura (Scott) Morton; two granddaughters, Allyson and Kelly.

Friends may call at the Shaw-Davis Funeral Home, Beechwold-Clintonville Chapel, 4341 N. High St., Columbus, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M., where funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 A.M.

Interment at Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson, OH. Grave side services will be Friday at 2 P.M. with Brother James Demsey officiating.

More About IRMA F. MCCLURE:

Burial: May 03, 2001, Fairmount Cemetery,Jackson, Jackson Co., OH

Child of CHARLES MASTERS and IRMA MCCLURE is:

  1. NANCY LEE 4 MASTERS, b. Private.
  2. WILLIAM THEODORE 3 MASTERS (AMELIA CHRISTINA 2 GILL, KARL LUDWIG “CHARLES”1 ) was born November 03, 1908, and died October 22, 1976 in Franklin Twp., Jackson Co., OH. He married THELMA FAYE WARD Private. She was born Private.

Notes for WILLIAM THEODORE MASTERS:

William was employed as a Farmer-Rancher at Fourmile in Franklin Twp, Jackson Co, OH 1931. William Masters was born the fourth child of Charles and Amelia Gill Masters. He was a small child and was often sick with colds and pneumonia. His older sister and brothers said he was babied even though other children were born very soon, and that when he was about three years old, he somehow got a calf into the cellar. It may have followed him there. When his mother searched for the calf, he said, “Mommy’s baby put the calf in the cellar.”

His siblings never let him forget that. William was less than three years old when twins were born to Amelia and Charles. Grandma Amelia said that the person that came to help her and care for the children let William stay outside in the rain the day the twins were born. He got pneumonia and was sick a lot from that point on. As an adult, he was seldom sick, but he tended to gets colds and coughed.

William, and all of his brothers and sisters, attended grades one through eight in a one-room schoolhouse called Franklin Valley. It later became the Franklin Valley Grange. It was about a mile from the family home. William enjoyed being in school plays and always liked poetry. He wrote quite a few poems when he was a man. Some of them are saved and his children and grandchildren have copies. Some were lost.

William and his brothers worked on their dad’s farm, and on neighboring farms in the summer. Dad commented that they would spend all day hoeing corn, then they would go to the nearest creek or pond and swim. If anyone did not know how to swim, they would throw him in. The boys worked together and often got into fights. Dad said he hid behind the door one day, and hit his brother in the head with a poker. I don’t know how they escaped killing each other. Their mother was hard-of-hearing and she said she never had any trouble with them. Of course, they knew that she sometimes got after them with a broom when they were fighting and would not stop. They said she meant business with that broom, but she seemed to have forgotten that.

More About WILLIAM THEODORE MASTERS:

Burial: October 25, 1976, Oak Hill, Jackson Co., OH

Children of WILLIAM MASTERS and THELMA WARD are:

  1. WYLDA FAYE 4 MASTERS, b. Private.
  2. WANDA LEE MASTERS, b. Private.
  3. CAROLINE ELIZABETH 3 MASTERS (AMELIA CHRISTINA 2 GILL, KARL LUDWIG “CHARLES”1 ) was born September 30, 1911 in Jackson Co., OH, and died March 17, 1996 in Jackson, Jackson Co., OH. She married WILLIAM ORIS CRABTREE May 30, 1940 in Jackson, Jackson Co., OH. He was born March 31, 1910 in Oak Hill, Jackson Co., OH, and died July 20, 2002 in Jackson, Jackson Co., OH.

More About CAROLINE ELIZABETH MASTERS:

Burial: March 20, 1996, Jackson, Jackson Co., OH

Children of CAROLINE MASTERS and WILLIAM CRABTREE are:

  1. JUNE KAREN 4 CRABTREE, b. Private.
  2. SHARON DIANNE CRABTREE, b. Private.

iii. KAYE LORRAINE CRABTREE, b. Private.

  1. WILLIAM ORIS JR. CRABTREE, b. Private; m. BEVERLY LYNN CLAY, Private; b. Private.
  2. JOHN MELVIN 3 MASTERS (AMELIA CHRISTINA 2 GILL, KARL LUDWIG “CHARLES”1 ) was born September 30, 1911 in Franklin Twp., Jackson Co., OH, and died November 27, 1989 in Jackson, Jackson Co., OH. He married LILLIAN EDITH DAVIS June 14, 1941 in Jackson, Jackson Co., OH. She was born July 31, 1919, and died June 20, 2002 in Mansfield, OH.

Notes for JOHN MELVIN MASTERS:

John became a member of the Fourmile Christian church on June 13. 1926. Rev. Gresso was minister. John served as a trustee. John and Lillian were married before World War II. John served in World War II, and was gone when his first son, John, Jr. was born in 1943. He did not see him until he was over 1 year old. In the 1940’s, John and Lil lived in a house on a farm my Dad owned. They later bought property about a half-mile north on the Fourmile Rd. John worked for Sinclair Oil Co, and then he built a country store on his property and operated it for years. John and Lillian had moved their membership to the Jackson Christian Church for many years, but moved it back to Fourmile Christian Church on September 18, 1955. The sold it in October, 1989, just before John’s death, and moved to High Place in Jackson.

John obituary reads as follows: John M. Masters, Sr. died Monday at Mt Carmel Hospital East, in Columbus. The High Place resident was 78. Born in Franklin Township on September 30, 1911, the son of the late Charles and Amelia (Gill) Masters, he was a retired brickyard employer. The veteran of the Second World War belonged to the American Legion and was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He served as elder at the Four Mile Christian Church.

Preceding him in death were brothers, Fred, Herschel, Ray and William. He is survived by his wife, Lillian (Davis) Masters of Jackson; by sons John Masters, Jr, of Ashville and Paul Masters of Orrvile, and by seven grandchildren. He also leaves sisters Mary Crabtree, Ruth McCoy, and Caroline Crabtree of Jackson. Services will be conducted on Thursday at 2 P.M. at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home in Jackson. The Revs. Scott Sheraton and Merrill Allard will officiate. Friends of the family may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-9 P.M. Interment will be at Fairmount Cemetery.

More About JOHN MELVIN MASTERS:

Burial: November 30, 1989, Fairmount Cemetery,Jackson, Jackson Co., OH

Notes for LILLIAN EDITH DAVIS:

Jackson Times-Journal, June 23, 2002 Lilliam Edith Davis Masters, age 82, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2002 at the home of her son John, in Mansfield, Ohio. She was born July 31, 1919. She was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Masters, who passed away November 29, 1989; by one sister, Mary Leffler, of Florida; one brother, Dan Davis, of Harrisburg, PA. She is survived by two sons: Dr. Paul Masters of Orrville, Ohio and John Masters, Jr. of Mansfield, Ohio. She has one sister, Margaret Lambert, who lives in Dublin, Ohio and one brother, Reese Newton Davis of Grove City, Ohio. She has nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Until recent years, she lived in Jackson, Ohio, but due to declining health, she moved to Mansfield, Ohio to reside with her son, John. Lillian was a life-long resident of Jackson County. Lillian was a faithful servant to the Lord and a member of the Fourmile Christian Church. She will be missed by many. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the Fourmile Christian Church Building Fund, 6644 Fourmile Road, Jackson, Ohio, 45640. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, June 24, 2002 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Breindbaugh officiating. Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 PM Sunday, June 23, 2002 at the funeral home.

More About LILLIAN EDITH DAVIS:

Burial: June 24, 2002, Fairmount Cemetery,Jackson, Jackson Co., OH

Children of JOHN MASTERS and LILLIAN DAVIS are:

  1. JOHN MELVIN JR.4 MASTERS, b. Private.
  2. PAUL EDWIN MASTERS, b. Private.
  3. RUTH EVELYN 3 MASTERS (AMELIA CHRISTINA 2 GILL, KARL LUDWIG “CHARLES”1 ) was born Private. She married DELBERT AMOS MCCOY Private. He was born March 02, 1908, and died March 05, 2003 in Jackson Co., OH.

Notes for DELBERT AMOS MCCOY:

Obituary from Jackson, OH paper, Times-Journal, March 9, 2003 Delbert A. McCoy, age 95, of Jackson, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on March 5, 2003. He was born March 2, 1908 to the late Mike and Blanche (Claar) McCoy. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister Mary; brother Vinton; son Wendell, and an infant daughter.

He was a member of the Fourmile Christian Church. He was married to the former Ruth Masters for 72 years, who survives him.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Jean (Delbert) Jenkins, Doris (Ed) Skaggs, Juanita (William) Lutz, Judy (Clifford) Leach, Linda Sollars, Rebecca (Bob) Griffeth and daughter-in-law Grace McCoy; brother, Courtney McCoy; three sisters, Wilma Edwards, Elizabeth Flaker, Thelma (Damon) Kierns; one sister-in-law, Evelyn McCoy; 19 grandchildren 42 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Friday, March 7, 2003 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8PM. Services will be Saturday, March 8 at Fourmile Christian Church at 11 AM with Brother Larry Boggs and Brother Charles Domigan officiating, Burial in the Hamilton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fourmile Christian Church, c/o Robert McCoy, 204 Florence Ave., Jackson, Ohio

More About DELBERT AMOS MCCOY:

Burial: March 08, 2003, Hamilton Cemetery, Jackson Co., OH

Children of RUTH MASTERS and DELBERT MCCOY are:

  1. JEAN RUTH 4 MCCOY, b. Private.
  2. CHARLES WENDELL MCCOY, b. Private.

iii. BABY GIRL MCCOY, b. January 06, 1934; d. January 09, 1934.

Notes for BABY GIRL MCCOY:

. Died at 3 days of age in the arms of her Grandma McCoy.

  1. DORIS DIANE MCCOY, b. Private.
  2. JUANITA LOUISE MCCOY, b. Private.
  3. JUDITH KAYE MCCOY, b. Private.

vii. LINDA SUE MCCOY, b. Private.

viii. REBECCA ANN MCCOY, b. Private.

  1. 2 RAY EDGAR 3 MASTERS (AMELIA CHRISTINA 2 GILL, KARL LUDWIG “CHARLES”1 ) was born February 07, 1915 in Jackson Co., OH, and died September 18, 1987 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. He married HELEN HORTON November 03, 1946 in Jackson, Jackson Co., OH. She was born February 13, 1922 in Jackson, Jackson Co., OH, and died May 08, 1974 in Jackson, Jackson Co., OH.

Notes for RAY EDGAR MASTERS:

Ray and Kay were the youngest children in the Charles and Amelia Gill Masters family. Kay died when he was eleven. Ray became a member of the Fourmile Christian Church on February 2, 1930. Rev. Taylor was the minister and Rev. Ward held the meeting.

Ray served in the Army in World War II. He never talked about it. He was in Artillery and spent a lot of time in foxholes. He was at Normandie Beach on D-Day. He was very nervous when he came home. A year after returning home, he married Helen Horton, and they had one daughter. Ray spent his working years in Columbus and Jackson. He was very interested in the Masters family genealogy, and traveled to Nebraska to do research. He was in a car with his brother-in-law, Haldor Crabtree, and they had an accident. Both were life flighted and Ray lived only a few weeks, before succumbing to his injuries.

More About RAY EDGAR MASTERS:

Burial: September 22, 1987, Jackson, Jackson Co., OH

More About HELEN HORTON:

Burial: May 11, 1974, Jackson, Jackson Co., OH

Child of RAY MASTERS and HELEN HORTON is:

  1. MELODY 4 MASTERS, b. Private.

Endnotes

  1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R), (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).
  2. Workman.ftw, Date of Import: Feb 19, 2000.
  3. Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Sep 13, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.111.5.87235.124
  4. Jackson Co. Ohio Military Veteran Burials by Thomas W. Bowman.
  5. Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Sep 13, 1997, Internal

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