of Lawrence County, Ohio
From local newspaper accounts, 1857 – 1999, Law. Co. website, misc. sources. Researched by Sharon M. Kouns
Last updated: September 2001
ALLIN, W. H. —– I.R. MAR. 22, 1866
Married at the residence of A. W. Hurt, on the 14th inst., by Rev. J. W. DILLON, W. H. Allin to Miss Maggie Hurt of Lawrence county.
ANKRIM, JAMES—– I.R. MAR. 30, 1865
Married on Mar. 16th, at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. J. W. DILLON, James Ankerim, of Burlington, Ohio to Matilda J. Cox, of Sandy Springs, Adams County, Ohio.
CAMPBELL, WILLIAM A. —– I.R. JAN. 05, 1865
Married on the 29th, at the residence of John Dillon, Esq., by Rev. J. W. Dillon, Mr. William A. Campbell to Miss Jennie DILLON, all of Burlington, Ohio.
BOWMAN, HENRY C. —– Ironton Tribune, Tuesday, February 20, 2001
Henry Bowen, Jan. 7, 1916-Feb. 19, 2001, age 85, of Ironton died Monday at a local health center after an extended illness. The Ironton native was born Jan. 7, 1916, the son of the late Henry C. and Nettie Dillon Bowen(daughter of John Henry Simeon Dillon and Rebecca Jane “Jennie” Dawson). He was the husband of the late Mary Hazel Muche Bowen. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Woodland Cemetery, section 12, with military graveside rites by VFW Post 8850. Dr. Mark Lail will be officiating. Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
CHATFIELD, ROBERT —– SWI APR. 01, 1910
Robert Chatfield until a few years ago one of Lawrence county’s . . . farmers died Wednesday at his home in Catlettsburg following a bealing? in his head. Mr. Chatfield was about 70 years of age . . . lived in the Delta neighborhood. The death Wednesday is the fourth to occur in the Chatfield family in less than a
year. Last May, Mrs. Frank Chatfield, wife of the brother of Robert died and last January the heart broken husband’s body followed her to the grave. About two months ago Mrs. Robert Chatfield passed away. No children survive Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chatfield. Mrs. O. P. Kizle, wife of the president of the Valpariso schools, known to many Lawrence countians is a sister of Mrs. Robert Chatfield. Interment at Woodland. I.R. April 07, 1910 – Mr. Chatfield’s Funeral – funeral took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. K. Price. It was here that the decedent together with his wife . . . had made their home, for a number of years past. This is the sixth time within the short period of two years that Mr. Hugh Chatfield a near relative of the deceased has transmitted the message to Rev. J. W. DILLON in Portsmouth . . . to conduct a funeral in the Chatfield family. Among the friends and relatives . . . were: Mrs. E. Brubaker, Miss Nettie Davidson, of South Point, Mrs. Theodore Ferguson, Misses Nell and Anna Brubaker, of Sheridan, O., Mr. and Mrs. George Chatfield of Ashland and Charles and Homer Chatfield of Ironton.
COLLINS, LEMA M. DILLON —– The Herald Dispatch, August 19, 1991
“LEMA COLLINS, LONGTIME OHIO POSTMASTER, DIES”
Proctorville, Ohio – Lema M. Collins Proctorville’s first and only female postmaster, died Saturday in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington after a short illness. She was 95. Collins became postmaster of Proctorville Post Office in 1931 at the age of 36. She continued until 1965 when she retired at age 70. Her daughter, Margo Lemley of Proctorville, said Collins started her postal career when she scored the highest of several applicants during a postmaster test in 1930. In the early days, the post office was located on Grant Street in a two-story frame building. It was the first building in the area to have telephone service, and Proctorville’s first telephone exchange operator worked upstairs there.
Lemley said her mother often talked of how the aging building was damaged by flood water in 1937, when mail service was interrupted and postal workers were forced to take a boat to Huntington to retrieve the mail.
After the flood, the post office moved to the corner of Front and Grant streets. Shortly before Collins’ retirement the office moved again to a new building at 410 Elizabeth St., its current location. “She said she wanted to work a few years in the new building before she retired and she did,” Lemley said Sunday. After her retirement Collins became further involved in church activities. She was the oldest member of the First Baptist Church of Proctorville. She taught the church’s Tri-L Missionary Class for 42 years and often did biblical chalk talks at area churches and organizations. She had been an honorary member of the Teresa Chapter 257 of the Order of the Eastern Star for more then 70 years and loved to read and crochet.
Collins was born at Scottown in rural Lawrence County in 1895, but moved to Oklahoma as a small child when it was still an Indian territory. When she was 7 her family returned to the Proctorville area, her daughter said. After earning her teacher’s certificate from Rio Grande College at the age of 18, she began a 10-year teaching stint in what was then the Proctorville School District. When she married Harlo W. Bryon Collins, she had to quit her job because Ohio law at the time barred married female teachers. The law was later changed, but Collins had already found employment as postmaster.
In addition to Lemley and her husband, Kimball Lemley, Collins is survived by a grandson, William F. Lemley; and a sister Jean Dillon Walden.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville. Burial will be in Rome Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
CRAWFORD, MRS. FRANCES DILLON —– I.R. SEPT. 17, 1857
Died on the 14th inst., in Ironton, Mrs. Frances Crawford, widow of the late Hugh Crawford, aged 37 years.
Grave moved to Woodland see I.R. MAY 24, 1900.
CRAWFORD, JOHN —– I.R. MAY 14, 1891
Married on May 7th, at the home of the bride, by Rev. DILLON, Mr. John Crawford of Sybene and Miss Anna Brammer of Manhattan.
CLARK, D. H. —– Ironton Weekly Republican, September 2, 1899
Mr. D. H. Clark’s Funeral – The funeral services over the remains of the late D. H. Clark, were held at the residence on the corner of Fourth and Washington streets Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. John W. Dillon of Portsmouth, presiding elder of the Methodist church for this district and Rev. Chandler of Spencer church conducted the services. Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
DAVIDSON, MARY ANN (DILLON) —– Morning Irontonian, 27 May 1920, Thursday – ANOTHER PIONEER CALLED WEDNESDAY – Mrs. Mary Ann Davidson Dies At Burlington —
Mrs. Mary Ann Davidson, one of the highly esteemed residents of the county passed away at 4:30 o’clock Wednesday morning at the home of her son W. C. Davidson of Burlington, aged 82 years. The deceased had been in ill health for sometime and her death was due to complications and infirmities of age. She was one of the pioneer settlers of that section of this county and has resided there practically her entire life. She was the daughter of Squire Dillon and was the last of seventeen children to reach the great beyond. She is survived by two sons, W. G. Davidson of Burlington and James Davidson of Huntington.
The funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the home of her son in Burlington. Burial will be made under the direction of Bingaman and Jones.
DILLON —– I. R. Sept. 30, 1886, SHERIFF SALES
Lot 47 and fractions of lots 44 and 45, Burlington, owned by J. E. Mace, et al., to Kouns & Dillon, for $400.
DILLON —– IRONTON REGISTER, JANUARY 27, 1887
J. L. Fisher to Kouns & Dillon, lots 44, 45, 47, Burlington, $400.
DILLON —– Ironton Register (SCOTTOWN), Thursday, February 23, 1888
Scott Town still stands firm on terra cotta. The monotonous dry roads of last fall have passed away while their more formidable successors (mud) has taken their place, to such an extent that locomotion is made quite difficult. But we comfort ourselves as the old woman did, when Jack Frost ruined her garden, by being thankful that we are not alone in this sea of mud. Speaking of the muddy roads, minds me of one of our citizens (Joseph HAYS) who follow huckstering to Ironton, for a livelihood.
… J. ELLSWORTH has purchased the goods of DILLON & MOUNTS and is going to fix things generally for successful merchandising and hotel keeping. Johnny is the right kind of man and we hope he may find Scott Town the right place. We are glad to welcome such men to our commonwealth.
DILLON —– IRONTON REGISTER, THURSDAY, MAY 03, 1888, ANDIS
The most interesting and instructive meeting ever held in this vicinity, was that of the Sabbath School Institute at Myrtle Baptist Church, on Friday and Saturday of last week. The Institute opened by devotional exercise by Rev. S. Wilson, this place. Rev. J. H. Willis then made the welcome address in which he did himself much credit. …..
C. G. Keys added some thoughts and complimented the author highly. Revs. Kelley, Dillon, Mr. A. D. Bruce, Mrs. Morrison and others occupied the remainder of the time, and we were well entertained. …..
DILLON, B. MISSES —– IWR (BURLINGTON) AUGUST 05, 1893
· Mr. Gus Kimball, a young farmer above here, was accidentally shot by Chauncey Crawford, a boy of fifteen, who was assisting him to drive some intruders from his peach orchard. The ball penetrated the thigh and ranged down nearly to the knee. Probing has so far been unsuccessful. This wound is very painful but is hoped not dangerous.
· Mrs. Anna Crawford is very sick of malaria fever.
· Mr. C. A. Goddard and wife of Franklin Furnace are visiting friends here.
· Mrs. Kate Chatfield has returned to her home at Delta after a week’s visit with her mother, Mrs. Sarah Drury.
· Miss. Mollie Layman of Coal Grove is the guest of Misses Dillon.
· Mrs. C. J. Carter entertained a number of friends from South Point Sunday.
· A large crowd from here attended a lawn fete at Mrs. Cyntha Davidson’s of Delta Saturday night. All report a good time.
· The camp meeting at West Huntington is well patronized by this place.
· Mrs. Agnes Kelshaw is preparing to visit her parents in Scotland. She will sail about the last of August and remain there for a year.
· Rev. Kirkpatrick of the M. E. Church is unable to occupy his pulpit owing to a prolonged attack of la grippe. PHOENIX
DILLON, MR —– Ironton Register, Feb. 14,1878 – LaBelle – E. W. Wakefield sold his Bowling Green Farm to Mr. Dillon for $4,500.
DILLON, MR —– IRONTON REGISTER, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1885, ATHALIA
Mr. Dillon is still at work on the bridge abutments and reports that he will finish in about three weeks.
DILLON, MR. —– Ironton Register, thur., September 4, 1902, CEBEE
Mr. Dillon and others are attending the State Fair.
DILLON, MR. —– Mr. Dillon, Ironton Register, Sept. 21, 1905
Writes Entertainingly of his Sojourn in Colorado………..
DILLON, MR. —– The Ironton Tribune, July 28, 1938, The George Wilson Story, Part Two,
(Submitted to The Register by Martha J. Kounse). . . . . . After this narrative, Mr. SLOAN said to him, “I have a log house down on the creek (Indian Guyan), move there and clear up some ground and I will do what I can for you!” Father, with a glad heart, rode back to the cabin where he had left us. On reaching the cabin on the DILLON farm, the Ku Klux had been there again, and left word for him to move out. Mr. DILLON placed a guard over the house. Mother prepared supper, father took the old
George horse, a quilt and an arm load of horse weeds and went up to a cliff near by and slept there all night. . . . . . .
DILLON, —– PROBATE COURT – I.R. MARCH 19, 1891
Russell and Dillon, adm’rs of Reuben Dawson, filed 2nd account.
DILLON, ABNER —– I.R. JAN. 23, 1896
His daughter, Mrs. STEVENS, lives in Parkersville, Kansas.
DILLON, A. L., —– Ironton Register, Thur., August 28, 1902, Local and Personal
A. L. Dillon, one of the prominent teachers of the county, was in the city Saturday. Mr. Dillon taught the
Crown City school last year.
DILLON, ALBERT G., —–
The Herald-Dispatch, July 5, 2000, ALBERT “AL” G. DILLON JR., 88, of Huntington, widower of Edna Lucille Krames Dillon, died Monday at home. He was a retired meat cutter with Evans Grocery Co. Survivors include one sister, Martha May Mazur of Huntington. Funeral 1 p.m. Thursday at Reger Funeral Home; burial in Spring Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
DILLON, ALDEN —– I.R. JAN. 19, 1893, Saturday
Alden Dillon Dead. For a long time Alden Dillon has been sick with lung complaint, and last Tuesday morning, at 6 o’clock, death ended his sufferings. He died at the home of his brother-in-law, L. D. Davis, at Third street and Park avenue. He was born in Ironton, and was 38 years old. He has always been in the livery business, succeeding his father, who was in the same occupation before him. He was a member of the K. of P., I. O. O. F. and the Heptasophs. He was son of Davis Dillon, a pioneer in the livery business here and succeeded his father in the business which he conducted until about a year ago. He was well known in the city, having resided here all his life and being of a social nature had many friends. He never married. The funeral will take place Thursday from his late home, and will probably be conducted by the K. of P. lodge and attended by the members of the other orders with which he was connected.
DILLON, ALDEN —– I.R. JAN. 21, 1893 – PROBATE COURT
Wills of L. C. Voorhees and Alden Dillon, admitted to probate.
DILLON, ALICE —– Ironton Register, June 25, 1891
Marriage License – W. L. Wright and Alice Dillon.
DILLON, ALLEN —– Ironton City Directory, Residential Listings, 1882-1883(Transcribed by Ken Clark, San Antonio, Texas) Dillon, Allen, Manager, L.D. Davis, Res: 3rd and Olive
DILLON, ALVIN —– Ironton Register, February 12, 1891
Alvin Dillon, who has been at the Athens Insane Asylum for five years, died at that institution last Friday, and was brought here and buried on Sunday. His age was 35 years.
DILLON, AMBROSE E. —– Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes Volumes 18-20, 1895 -1905, “D” List: Dillon, Ambrose E., vol. 20, p408.
DILLON, ANDREW —– from Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes Volume12, January 1875 – March 1880, “A-G”, Groom Index; Dillon, Andrew to Cole, Sarah E., p271.
DILLON, ANDREW —– Ironton City Directory, Residential Listings, 1882-1883(Transcribed by Ken Clark, San Antonio, Texas) Dillon, Andrew, Barber, Front between Pine and Spruce
DILLON, ANNA —– Marriage Book 16, Bride Index, Feb 1892-Nov 1895, p275; Pemberton, Daisy to Dillon, Anna.
DILLON, ARTHUR —– Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes Volumes 18-20, 1895 -1905, “D” List:
Dillon, Arthur, vol. 18, p509.
DILLON, ARTHUR —– Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes, Volume 25 – 29, 1914 – February 25, 1922, “D-H” Groom Index; Dillon, Arthur W. to Miller, Irma; p500, vol.29.
DILLON, ASHTON —– Dillon, Ashton, 12 days, b. 10 March 1999, d. 22 March 1999, Ironton Tribune,
24 March 1999.
DILLON, BANKS —– OFF TO PENITENTIARY – I.R. DEC. 15, 1870
Sheriff Merill left on the Fleetwood Tuesday evening, having in charge the following persons sentenced to the penitentiary: Ewell Boyd, grand larceny – stole two cows from his mother-in-law and sold them – sentenced to three years; Benjamin Swartzwood, manslaughter, Wall’s murder case, sentenced to two years; Alonzo Gilmore, stabbing Banks Dillon, at Marion, with intent to wound him, sentenced to one year. Also Russell Walls, sentenced to the Reform Farm for malicious destruction of property.
DILLON, BANKS —– I. R. May 2, 1907 – BANKS DILLON
Banks Dillon, who was indicted by the last grand jury on the charge of adultery, was arraigned in Common Pleas court this morning. A jury trial was waved and the case admitted to the court. The court found him guilty and imposed a fine of $25 and costs and sentenced him to the workhouse for three months or until the fine and costs are paid. The workhouse sentence was suspended on the condition that he keep away from G—le Wilson and treat his wife well. the jury was then excused until Monday morning.
Burlington Cemetery – located in Fayette Township
Dillon, Flemmon born: 1819 died Dec. 7, 1848 son of J. & R.
Dillon, Jesse born: 1788 died Aug. 25, 1838
Dillon, Rebecca born 1790 died: March 13, 1873 – wife of Jesse
DILLON, BENJ. —– MARRIAGE LICENSE ISSUED – I.R. November 11, 1886
Marriage license issued to: Benj. Dillon and Sarah Chapman.
DILLON, BEN —– Ironton Register, Jan. 26, 1899 – Proctorville – Mr. Ben Dillon is very sick with appendicitis.
DILLON, BEN —– Ironton Register (ROCKWOOD), THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1901· The health of the vicinity is good, except a few cases of la grippe.
· Farmers are beginning to prepare the soil for the spring crops.
· Candidates are thick in our neighborhood.
· Lee Dickey of Scott Town has moved his saw mill to our creek and is sawing on the farm of Charley Smith.
· Joseph Whitley spent one day last week with his brother, E. P. Whitley, of this place.
· Jack Phillips and family of Proctorville spent last Friday at the home of Ben Dillon.
· Our school is progressing nicely under the management of Miss Lona Thacker.
DILLON, BEN —– Ironton Register, Thurs., September 18, 1902 – FAIR CLOSES
The Lawrence County Fair held at Proctorville last Thursday and Friday was done of the biggest and perhaps the most successful fair ever held at this place. ..…..E. J. Smith made a fine showing with his black polled cattle. Ben Dillon, J. Fulks, H. C. Watters and others showed some good Jerseys……..
DILLON, BEN —– Ironton Register, July 4, 1907 – CHARGED WITH FORGERY. Ben Dillon was arrested last week for forging an order on his father, Robert Dillon, was brought before Squire Neal Friday afternoon, but his hearing was postponed until this afternoon. The order was presented to S & E Smith and he received $25 worth of goods on the order. Dillon was bound over to the next common pleas court under bond of $300, which in default he went to jail.
DILLON, BERT —– Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes Volumes 18-20, 1895 -1905, “D” List Dillon, Bert, vol. 20, p295.
DILLON, BERTHA —– Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes, Volume 25 – 29, 1914 – 1924, Groom Index; Callicoat, G. E. to Dillon, Bertha; p 14, vol. 26.
DILLON, BOMIE —– Marriage license issued – Ironton Register, Jan. 15, 1891
Marriage license issued to: Bomie Dillon and Gertrude Lee.
DILLON, BOMIE —– MARRIAGE LICENSE ISSUED – I.R. May 21, 1896
DILLON, BRUNSON —– from Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes Volume12, January 1875 – March 1880, “A-G”, Groom Index; Dillon, Brunson to Brown, Laura F., p248.
DILLON CEMETERY NE1/4, S4, T2, R16. SR775. 1887. .47a.
Located in a cultivated field a few hundred yards east of the junction of Rte 775 and Greasy Ridge Road.
DILLON, C. —– Ironton Register, April 1, 1869, Through the County, by T. A. Walton. . . . . .We laid out a road from R. Walls’ farm on Robinson branch, to W. Moredick’s on the ridge, passing through the lands of Z. Wells and a part of Mannon’s. Found the road to be one very much needed. Next we met was C. Dillon, who says he has sold out and bought over in Lincoln, W. Va., where he can have plenty of room.
DILLON CAGER —– Lawrence County, Ohio Will Indexes for Books 12-14; 1929-1941, p110, book 13.
DILLON, CALLIE —– Ironton Register, Thur., October 23, 1902, MARRIAGE LICENSES
“……….. of W. Va. And Callie Dillon, 20, Lawrence County, O. Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes Volumes 18-20, 1895 -1905, “D” List: Dillon, Callie, vol. 19, p410.
DILLON, CALLIE —– Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes, Volume 25 – 29, 1914 – 1924, Groom Index; Smith, Alva to Dillon, Callie; p 324, vol. 30.
DILLON, CAROLINE M. —– IRONTON REGISTER, JANUARY 15, 1891
J. A. Rodgers vs. Caroline M. Dillon, et al, a suit in partition.
DILLON, C. B., —– Ironton Register, Thur., August 21, 1902, CEBEE C. B. Dillon, who has been at home on a vacation, has returned to Ada, Ohio, to pursue his studies.
DILLON, C. B., —– Irontgon Register, thur., October 23, 1902, Local and Personal
C. B. Dillon of CeBee was in the city Friday. Mr. Dillon has just recovered from a spell of the fever and begins teaching in Windsor township Monday.
DILLON, C. B., —– Ironton Register, October 16, 1903, CEBEE C. B. Dillon who is teaching at South Point, spent last Saturday and Sunday at home.
DILLON, C. B., —– Ironton Register, Feb. 8, 1906 – Prospering – W. A. Russell is in receipt of a letter from C. B. Dillon, formerly of this county but now of Crawford, Colorado in which he states that he is blessed with good health and has …………….
DILLON, C. B. —– Morning Irontonian, Sun., 15 August 1920 — C. B. Dillon Is Elected To Head County Schools And Examiners Apointed — At a regular meeting held Saturday morning the Lawrence County Board of Education elected Prof. C. B.Dillon of this city as county school superintendent to succeed L. C. Martin, resigned. Mr Dillon was elected for a term of three years at a salary of 3,100 per year, as against 2,400 previously paid for the position.
The new superintendent has served as superintendent of District No. 2 ever since the organization of the county school system and has made an enviable record. His selection as successor to Mr Martin is a recognition of merit that will meet with general approval on the part of teachers and the public and it is certain that he will maintain the county schools at the very highest standard.
The board at the session appointed V. F. Dillon of South Point and Curtis Shafer of Wilgus as county examiners to succeed C. B. Dillon and O. A. Williams.
Miss Cory an experienced teacher of Columbus who was highly recommended by Prof. T. Howard Winters, formerly of this city, was elected as teacher of the training school at Marion at a salary of $1,600 per year. The state pays $1,000 of this amount.
The board also made an appropriation of $250 for the expenses of the Lawrence County Teachers’ Institute, which will be held either at the First Presbyterian or the First M. E. church in this August 30 to September 3.
DILLON, CHAS. —– MARRIAGE LICENSE ISSUED – I.R. OCTOBER 13, 1887
Marriage license issued to: Chas. Dillon and Emma Jenkins.
DILLON, CHAS. —– Morning Irontonian, 27 May 1920, Thursday – DEPUTY SHERIFF DILLON INJURED — Falls Down Steps At Central Hotel Wednesday – Deputy Sheriff Chas. Dillon met with a very painful and quite serious accident at the Central Hotel, operated by Elva Ball on Center Street, Wednesday morning. He was coming down the steps at the hotel and turned to speak to a friend when he made a misstep and tumbled down the entire flight to the cement sidewalk. He sustained a bad fracture of the right arm at the elbow and a severe gash over one eye. Dr. E. E. Wells was called to attend him and he was taken to the Marting Hospital for treatment. The many friends of Mr. Dillon will deeply regret his accident and hope for a speedy and permanent recovery.
DILLON, CHAS. —– Morning Irontonian, 17 July 1920, Saturday – CHAS. DILLON SOME BETTER –
It was quite currently rumored yesterday that Chas. Dillon deputy sheriff and candidate for the Republican nomination for sheriff was in critical condition at his home at Linnville and some of the reports had it that he was dead. “The Irontonian” was able not only to disapprove the report of Mr. Dillon’s death and to learn that while he has been quite ill his condition was reported last night as greatly improved.
DILLON, CHAS. —– The Morning Irontonian, 21 July 1920, Wednesday – DEATH CLAIMS CHAS. DILLON — Deputy Sheriff Passed Away Tuesday Afternoon –Deputy Sheriff Charles Dillon died at 3:55 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at his home near Linneville, in Lawrence Township, passed away in sleep without ever having regained consciousness since he passed into a state of coma several days.
The news of Mr. Dillon’s death was not unexpected but it cast a gloom of sorrow over the entire community, as hundreds had been interested in his unequal fight with death for some days. His family was assembled at his bedside in the final hour and Sheriff C. H. Hutchinson, one of his staunchest friends, was also present when the spirit of the deputy sheriff took its flight.
The deceased was a native of the vicinity of Marion, this county, but after his marriage located on a farm near Linneville, where he spent the greater part of his life in farming and road contracting. In 1917 he was named by Sheriff Hutchinson as his deputy and was filling that office at the time he met with the accident which eventually resulted in his death.
It was on May 26th that Mr. Dillon, while coming down the steps at the Central Hotel on Center Street, conducted by Mr. Bail, lost his footing and fell down the entire flight to the cement sidewalk. He sustained a compound fracture on one arm and injures about his head which confined him to the Marting Hospital for weeks. He recovered sufficiently to go to his home and even had been able to get about to some extent in the prosecution of his candidacy for sheriff but several weeks ago blood poisoning developed from the wound in his arm and it was either this or a blood clot on his brain from the concussion sustained in the fall, or a combination of the two, that eventually resulted in his death Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Dillon was generally recognized as the most formidable candidate in the race for sheriff and it is generally believed he would have been the Republican nominee for that office had he lived, as his unfortunate accident and consequent helpless condition on the eve of realizing his fondest ambition was giving impetus to rather than retarding his candidacy. He was a member of Myrtle Baptist church and was affiliated with the Knights of the Golden Eagle. He is survived by a widow and seven children, four sons and three daughters.
The children are: Mrs. Eva Triplett of Ashland, Ky., Misses Oma and Mazie Dillon at home; Miles Dillon of Ironton and an employee of the Model Laundry, Robert Dillon now with the U. S. Army in France, Carlos and Otis Dillon at home.
Few men in Lawrence County had a wider circle of warm friends than Charlie Dillon. He was a man who had met with many reverses in the race of life but he met every situation with a smile and his good nature under all circumstances was proverbial. He was a splendid husband and father, ever mindful of the material needs of his family, was industrious in any undertaking with which he was connected and in his official life was exceptionally devoted to duty, being ready for any service at any time, day or night. The writer has memories of the most pleasant relations with Mr. Dillon, who was always kind and courteous and thoughtful under all circumstances. It is to be sincerely regretted that death should have summoned him just at a time when he bade fair to gain an official position that would have aided him financially in his later years, he being past 56 years of age at the time of his death.
The funeral services will be held some time Thursday at Myrtle Baptist church with burial at Myrtle Cemetery.
DILLON, CHAS., —– Morning Irontonian, July 23, 1920, Friday – MANY ATTENDED DILLON FUNERAL — The funeral services of the late deputy sheriff, Chas. Dillon were conducted yester day morning from the Myrtle Baptist church, Rev. Sanders, pastor of the Kitts Hill Baptist church in charge with Revs. Bostick and Dillon assisting. The little church was filled to capacity with friends and neighbors who paid their last respects to one who was held in the highest esteem by everyone. Burial occurred in the Myrtle cemetery under the direction of Undertaker Phillips of Waterloo. The court rooms and offices of the clerks of courts, sheriff and judge were closed until one o’clock yesterday afternoon to permit the courthouse attaches to attend the funeral services. In addition to his associates at the courthouse many Ironton friends attended the funeral.
DILLON, CLARA —– from Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes Volumes 21-24, 1905-1914, “D” list, Vol. 22, p34.
DILLON, CLARA —– from “Genealogical Works of Robert M Willis, Volume I”, submitted by Oma Griffith,
Willard Sites(1896-1973), married Clara Dillon, 12-15-1921.
DILLON, CLARA BELLE —- (Obituary Notice) Ironton Register, October 31, 1895 Dillon, Clara Belle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Dillon of Scott Town, died October 16, 1895 after a two week illness. She was converted and joined the M. E. church in 1882 at the age of 13 years and was a consistent Christian. She bore her sickness very patiently amid the severest suffering would about and sing praises and say “the will of the Lord be done.” She said she saw “Jesus and Heavens and all was joy”. She told family not to grieve, bid them good-bye and said “meet me in heaven”. She had been a Lawrence County teacher for 4 years. The broken family will sadly miss her, but our loss is her gain, reaping her reward.
DILLON, CLARA M. —– Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes Volumes 18-20, 1895 -1905, “D” List:
Dillon, Clara M., vol. 19, p163.
DILLON, CLARE E., —– Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes, Volume 25 – 29, 1914 – 1924, Groom Index; Sites, Willard to Dillon, Clare E.; p 483, vol. 29.
DILLON, CLARENCE —– from Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes Volumes 21-24, 1905-1914, “D” list, vol. 24, p42.
DILLON, CLARENCE B. —– from Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes Volumes 21-24, 1905-1914, “D” list, Vol. 21, p375.
DILLON, C. M. —– I. R., AUGUST 20, 1903, AT POLKADOTTE C. M. Dillon says he has been living here 37 years and never had as poor prospect for corn as he has this year. Oat crops was also light, but has several head of nice cattle and hogs.
DILLON, CORINNE RUTH “BRENDA” —– The Herald-Dispatch, 07/08/01, Huntington
Corinne Ruth “Brenda” Dillon, 50, of South Point, formerly of Huntington, died Friday (July 6) in Our Lady of
Bellefonte Hospital, Russell, Ky. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her mother, Lestie Marie Lewis of Huntington; two daughters, Jaclyn Dillon and Cheryl Hale, both of Huntington; three brothers, Richard Lewis of Rock Hill, S.C., Johnny Lewis of Wayne, W.Wa., and Ralph Lewis of Lavalette, W.Va.; and three sisters, Betty Jackson of Kenova, W.Va., Joyce Jenkins of Ceredo, W.Va., and Carroll Osborne of Tylertown, Miss. Funeral 1 p.m. Tuesday at Reger Funeral Chapel; burial in Spring Valley Memory Gardens, Huntington. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
DILLON, CORA G., —– Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes, Volume 25 – 29, 1914 – 1924, Groom Index; Jones, Wayne R., to Dillon, Cora G.; p 458, vol. 30.
DILLON, CORA M. —– Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes Volumes 18-20, 1895 -1905, “D” List:
Dillon, Cora M., vol. 18, p465.
DILLON, CREAD C.—– I. R. OCT. 2, 1879 Died – At Greasy Ridge, Sept. 15th, Cread C. Dillon, aged 69 years.
DILLON, CURTIS —– Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes, Volume 25 – 29, 1914 – February 25, 1922, “D-H” Groom Index; Dillon, Curtis to Boyd, Mary D.; p300, vol. 28
DILLON, CYRUS – COMMON PLEAS COURT – I. R. OCT. 10, 1867 Cyrus Dillon entered into a recognizance to keep the peace, bond $300.
DILLON, CYRUS M. —– from Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes Volumes 21-24, 1905-1914, “D” list, Vol. 23, p419.
DILLON, MISS DELILAH —– I. R. DEC. 7, 1854 Died on Nov. 30th, in this town (Ironton), Miss Delilah Dillon, aged about 19 years.
DILLON, DAVIS, Spirit of the Times —– I. R. April 5, 1853 – Lawrence Common Pleas – Davis Dillon, James Crawford, Jerome Crawford, Silas Crawford, Clinton Crawford, Franklin Crawford, Clarissa Ann Crawford and Matilda Crawford – Administrator, widow and heirs at law, of Hugh Crawford deceased – BILL IN CHANCERY – versus – William J. Game… describes property.
DILLON, DAVIS —– I. R. Nov. 25, 1858 – R. B. Hamilton. This is the name of a new stern-wheel steamboat just built in this county. The hull was made by Asa Kimball, at the mouth of Symmes Creek. – The cabin was built at Ironton, where the boat received her machinery, that of the old steamer Latrobe. Length of boat 148 feet, beam 30 feet, hold 4 feet. She took on about 200 tons of Centre Furnace pig iron, and left for Pittsburgh, a day or two since, under command of Capt. Davis Dillon, John Irwin, Clerk; Perry Scott, Engineer. She worked finely.
DILLON, DENNIE —– Lawrence Co., OH, Marriage Index, Books 25-34; 1914-1929; Dillon, Dennie to Corn, Dorothy, p328, vol 33.
DILLON, EBBIE —– Marriage Book 16, Bride Index, Feb 1892-Nov 1895, p189; Conrad, William to Dillon, Ebbie.
DILLON, ED —– Ironton Register, Oct. 15, 1891 Ed. Dillon, a son of Rev. J. W. Dillon, was admitted to the bar last week.
DILLON, EDWARD B. —– The Morning Irontonian, November 12, 1919, Wed., “JUDGE DILLON DIED TUESDAY”, “Popular Jurist Spent Youthful Days In Ironton”, Portsmouth, O., Nov. 11. – Relatives and friends in Portsmouth of Judge Edward B., Dillon, of Franklin County common pleas court were notified in a message of his death which occurred at his home at Columbus, shortly after noon today. He had been ill for several months and the news of his death was not entirely unexpected, although it was received with a feeling of sincere regret by his many friends here. Born at Ironton, Feb. 9, 1969, the son of Rev. and Mrs John W. Dillon, Edward spent a number of years of his youth in this city and at the age of 14 was a messenger in the First National Bank. He received his education at Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, from where he was graduated in 1889 and then took up the study of law in the office of Hon. S. W. Durflinge, London, Ohio. He was admitted to the bar in Ohio in 1891 and began the practice of law at Columbus. The Supreme Court of Ohio appointed him a member of the State Law Examining Committee in 1897 and continued to reappoint him until 1902, when he was elected to the common pleas court bench in Franklin County, which position he has since filled ably and with much distinction. Judge Dillon was nominated for governor by the Republican state convention in 1912 but resigned from the ticket before entering the campaign. He was a member of the Columbus Board of Trade and numerous secret societies, and for a number of years was a member of the Columbus Civil Service Commission. He was also for a number of years counsel for the State Dairy and Food Department which with his active membership in the Ohio State Bar Association gave him a wide acquaintance throughout the state. Judge Dillon was married May 9, 1895 to Marian Dean Whitney of Norwalk, Ohio and the widow with their three children survive besides his mother, Mrs. Mary C. Dillon of this city; a brother, Benjamin H. Dillon, and a sister, Mrs. Gilbert D. Waite of this city and a sister, Mrs. Morgan Mollohan of Wichita, Kan. His father, the Rev. John W. Dillon, died March 10th last. Local relatives who will Wednesday go to Columbus to attend the funeral will include Mrs. Mary C. Dillon, Mrs. John C. Dillon, Ben H. Dillon and Mrs. Gilbert D. Waite. Charles Seudder who is in Cincinnati will go from there to the funeral which will be held Thursday afternoon. Burial will be made at Columbus. Judge Dillon had a legion of friends here who will learn of his death with sincere regret.
DILLON, EDWIN —— Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes Volumes 18-20, 1895 -1905, “D” List:
Dillon, Edwin, vol. 20, p326.
DILLON, EFFIE —– Marriage Book 16, Bride Index, Feb 1892-Nov 1895, p448; Irions, John C. to Dillon, Effie D.
DILLON, EFFIE C. —– Lawrence County Ohio, Marriage Vol. 13 Index, March 1880-April 1884, p397; Synder, Benjamin F. to Dillon, Effie C.
DILLON, ELENOR —– Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes Volumes 18-20, 1895 -1905, “D” List:
Dillon, Elenor, vol. 19, p14.
DILLON, ELLA —– Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes Volumes 18-20, 1895 -1905, “D” List:
Dillon, Ella, vol. 18, p260.
DILLON, ELLA A. —– from Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes Volumes 21-24, 1905-1914, “D” list, Vol. 21, p154.
DILLON, ELIZABETH —– Lawrence County Ohio, Marriage Vol. 13 Index, March 1880-April 1884, p229;
Roach, George W. to Dillon, Elizabeth.
DILLON, ELMER —– Ironton Register, Thur., August 21, 1902, CEBEE Elmer Dillon has a fine lot of watermelons.
DILLON, ELMER —– I. R. Jan. 9, 1903 – Cebee – Elmer Dillon has been spending the holidays with friends in
DILLON, ELMER —– Ironton Register, Dec. 10, 1903 – Dobbston – Elmer Dillon of Cebee, was calling on friends
at this place Saturday.
DILLON, ELMER W. —– (Proctorville News) Ironton Register, December 21, 1905
I. R. Dec. 21, 1905 – Mr. Elmer W. Dillon of Cebee and Miss Ottie Hall of Dobbstown were united in marriage at the M. E. parsonage at Proctorville, Sunday. Dec. 17, at 12:30 o’clock. Rev. W. H. Tope performed the ceremony. Those present were Mr. and Mrs Otto Dillon of Cebee and Mis Inez Hall of Dobbstown and Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Hall of Rockwood. The bride was beautifully attired in a blue silk dress, blue hat, white vail and white gloves. The groom wore the conventional black. After the ceremony, a wedding dinner was served at the home of the groom’s sister, Mrs. S. Shafter of Guyandotte. Mr. and Mrs. Dillon left on the Virginia Monday morning for Cincinnati and other points. They will be gone a week. Mr. Dillon is a prosperous young farmer of Cebee, where the young people will reside. Mrs. Dillon is the beautiful daughter of Mr. and Mrs John R. Hall of Dobbstown. They will be at home at Cebee, after Christmas. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Dillon unit in an expression of best wishes and
DILLON, ELMER W. —– from Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes Volumes 21-24, 1905-1914, “D” list,
Vol. 21, p28.
DILLON, EMMA J. —– from Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes Volume12, January 1875 – March
1880 “A-G”, Groom Index; Callicoat, Levi to Dillon, Emma J., p515.
DILLON, ETHEL —– Marriage Book 16, Bride Index, Feb 1892-Nov 1895, p253; Mansfield, Stanley to Dillon, Ethel
DILLON, EVA —– Dillon, Eva, 96, b. 1 April 1902, d. 22 March 1999, Ironton Tribune, 24 March 1999.
DILLON, EVA E. —– from Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes Volumes 21-24, 1905-1914, “D” list, Vol. 23, p399.
DILLON, EVALYN —– from Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes Volumes 21-24, 1905-1914, “D” list, Vol. 23, p228.
DILLON, E. W., —– Ironton Register, thur., September 4, 1902, CEBEE Elmer McCaffrey of Huntington was calling on E. W. Dillon Sunday.
DILLON, EMORY —– Ironton Register, Nov. 16, 1905 Mr. and Mrs. Emory Dillon are visiting Mrs. Dillon’s parents this week at Proctorville.
DILLON, MISS ETHEL —– I.R. February 12, 1891 – (Under Windsor) Miss Ethel Dillon has had a very sore eye the last week, but she can now attend school.
DILLON, FANNY —– Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes, Volume 25 – 29, 1914 – 1924, Groom Index; Cornwell, Wiley to Dillon, Fanny; p 384, vol. 28.
DILLON, FLORA —– Ironton Register, September 18, 1902, WILLOW WOOD ……… Miss Flora Dillon spent last week with friends at Mancker. …….. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Haffner entertained quite a number of their friends, Sunday. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Shafer, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cooper and daughter of Dobbston, Misses Lillie and Jennie Corn and Flora Dillon, Frederick Gruber and daughters, Bertha and Carrie, Willie Synder, Adam Mets and Fred McDare. ……..
DILLON, FLORA —– Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes, Volume 25 – 29, 1914 – 1924, Groom Index; Fredman, Louis to Dillon, Flora; p 253, vol. 30.
DILLON, FLOSSIE —– Marriage Book 16, Bride Index, Feb 1892-Nov 1895, p509; Morris, Birk to
DILLON, FLOYD —– Lawrence Co., OH, Marriage Indexes; Groom Index, Vol. 25-31, 1914-1924; Dillon, Floyd, to Harmon, Sibyl; p167, v31.
DILLON, FLOYD J. —– Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes, Volume 25 – 29, 1914 – February 25, 1922, “D-H” Groom Index; Dillon, Floyd J. to Bennett, Pearl; p201, vol. 28.
DILLON, FRANKLIN —– Marriage Book 16, Bride Index, Feb 1892-Nov 1895, p310; Dillon, Franklin to
DILLON, FRED W. —– from Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes Volumes 21-24, 1905-1914, “D” list, Vol. 22, p462.
DILLON, GEORGE —– Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes, Volume 25 – 29, 1914 – February 25, 1922, “D-H” Groom Index; Dillon, George to Earls, Josephine; p35, vol. 29.
DILLON, GEORGE —– Lawrence Co., OH, Marriage Indexes; Groom Index, Vol. 25-31, 1914-1924; Dillon, George., to Hoskins, Anna; p36, v31.
DILLON, GEORGE W. —– Marriage Book 16, Bride Index, Feb 1892-Nov 1895, p572; Dillon, George W.
to Dennison, Della.
DILLON, GRACE —– from Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes Volume 25, 1914-1916, “A-L” List, Bride Index, p136; Grace Dillon to Clifford R. Capple.
DILLON, GRANT —– Ironton Register, Oct 22, 1903 – A dispatch from Huntington, W. Va., to the Enquirer of today states that Grant Dillon of Scott Town, O., 82 years old, was chloroformed and robbed of $52 at the Continental Hotel there last night. He was found in the rear of the building in a dazed condition.
DILLON, H —– Ironton Register, Thursday, October 18, 1888, COUNTRY NOTES – OUR PILGRIM VISITING AMONG THE FARMERS – H. Dillon’s apples not a full crop, but fine fruit. V. Dillon still hammers hot iron, on the hill and attends his little farm.
DILLON, HARVEY M. —– Marriage Book 16, Groom Index, Feb 1892-Nov 1895; Dillon Harvey M. to Nance, Samantha, p415.
DILLON, HARVEY MARTIN —– INDEX OF LAWRENCE COUNTY PRISONERS INCARCERATED
T THE OHIO PENITENTIARY, APRIL 1844 – JUNE 1889, Abstracted by Martha J. Kounse Harvey Martin, 2 yrs, Forgery
DILLON, HAZEL —– Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes, Volume 25 – 29, 1914 – 1924, Groom Index; Morris, Orin, to Dillon, Hazel; p 162, vol. 30.
DILLON, MISS HELEN —— I. R. (BURLINGTON), AUGUST 13, 1891
Miss Helen Dillon, of Catlettsburg, is the guest of friends here. I.R. Oct. 25, 1894 (article headed “ON THE ROUNDS” – PLATFORM)
DILLON, HENRY —– I. R. Jan. 29, 1880 – Dobbston Bits. Henry Dillon, our worthy miller, has sold out to William Thompson, of Long Creek.
DILLON, HENRY —– I. R. MAY 14, 1891 In the case of Dillon vs Dillon, the Sheriff sold 30 acres in Windsor to Henry Dillon, last Saturday.
DILLON, HENRY —– I. R. Oct. 25, 1894 (article headed “ON THE ROUNDS” – PLATFORM)… Henry Dillon who lives on the hill did not raise as much grain as usual; had 80 bushels of wheat, 20 acres of corn; has 15 cattle, 37 sheep; 16 hogs and 5 horses; had received a letter from his son John H. Dillon in
Oklahoma; he likes the place very well; his many friends will be pleased to hear of his being nominated by the Republicans of Blaine County for Treasurer. Vincent Dillon is still at the old stand ready to shoe a horse or make or repair a wagon and is a sociable fellow generally. …
DILLON, HENRY —– I. R. JULY 18, 1895 Died – Near Scott Town, last Friday, the 12th, Henry Dillon, an old and esteemed citizen of Windsor township. Mr. Dillon had been sick of some form of kidney complaint for about two weeks. His age was 64. He came from Monroe county to Lawrence in 1847. He married a Miss Reed, who with two daughters and a son, survives him.
DILLON, HENRY —– Ironton Register, November 9, 1899, Willow Wood Henry Dillon, our postmaster, and Charley, his deputy, have a store here and are doing a good business. Dr. Slone says he has been very busy, and that his practice is good. Dr. Frank Massie, of Scott Town, is in demand has a good practice. Henry Miller is deputy postmaster for John Rowe.
DILLON, HENRY —– Ironton Register, Thur., October 23, 1902, GOOD MEETINGS – Held at Several Points in the County Saturday – The Republican meetings held Saturday afternoon and evening were largely attended and were characterized by enthusiasm and good attention. Col. C. A. Thompson, Howell G. Hopkins and E. E. Cora addressed meetings at Macedonia and Burlington and met with a most harty reception…………..” T. D Shirkey, A. D. Bruce and Don Vose had a splendid meeting at Willow Wood, Henry Dillon presided………..” Capt. George Keys and A. J. Layne were at Getaway, Saturday, holding a Republican rally…………..”
DILLON, HENRY —– I. R. MAY 25, 1905 Henry Dillon died at his home at Willow Wood last Friday afternoon . . . kidney trouble, aged 66 years. He was Justice of the Peace of Windsor Township, and postmaster of Willow Wood at the time of his death. He is survived by a wife and the following: John, George, Charles, William, Mrs. Anna Pemberton, Mrs. Ida Boyd, Mrs. Mabel Gore and Miss Flora. Burial at Myrtle cemetery. (see also William H. Dillon)
DILLON, MRS HENRY —– I. R. AUGUST 20, 1903, AT PLATFORM Mrs. Henry Dillon (Jane Reed) is now at home from a extended trip at Oklahoma. Mrs. Dillon says the climate there is very inspiring and that she regained health considerably. Her daughter, Mrs. Enochs (Mary E. Dillon), is here visiting her but will leave in the near future to be with her husband, who is now in Oklahoma.
DILLON, HERMAN —– Lawrence Co., Oh, Marriage Index, Books 25-34; 1914-1929; Dillon, Herman to
Burcham, Weltha, p357, vol 33.
DILLON, HERMAN —– Dillon, Herman, 77, b. 11 October 1921, d. 5 May 1999, Ironton Tribune,5 & 6 May 1999.
DILLON, HILDA FAE —– Lawrence Co., OH, Marriage Indexes; Grooms Index, Vol. 25-31, 1914-1924;
Dilley, Berkley; Dillon Hilda Fae; p385, v31.
DILLON, HIRAM —– Lawrence County Ohio, Marriage Vol. 13 Index, March 1880-April 1884, p538; Dillon, Hiram to Baker, Alta.
DILLON, HIRAM B. —– Census of 1890, Windsor Twp., Civil War veteran
Military Discharge Records from Lawrence County, Ohio Recorder’s Office, vol 1, p136
DILLON, HIRAM B. —– from Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes Volumes 21-24, 1905-1914, “D” list, Vol. 22, p594.
DILLON, HOBART —– Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes, Volume 25 – 29, 1914 – February 25, 1922, “D-H” Groom Index; Dillon, Hobart to LaNier, Ferne; p213, vol. 28.
DILLON, HOWARD —– IRONTON TRIBUNE, DECEMBER 8, 1961?, Retired Ironton Teacher Injured In Auto Wreck —– IRONTON — Miss Marietta Friend, 71, who retired last June as a teacher here, was critically injured yesterday in a traffic mishap at Columbia, S. C. Miss Friend suffered a broken leg, a ruptured spleen and other injuries. She is a patient at General Hospital at Columbia. Howard Dillon of Columbia, formerly of Lawrence County, who was driver of the car in which Miss Friend was riding, suffered a broken ankle. Information concerning the mishap was received here by Mrs. Mark G. Stewart (sister of Mr. Dillon).
DILLON, H. M. —– Morning Irontonian, 12 September 1920, FATHER OF FIVE SEEKS DIVORCE —A suit for divorce was brought in Common Pleas court yesterday by H. M. Dillon vs. Samantha Dillon. The parties were married in Ironton Sept. 5, 1894 and have five children. Plaintiff alleges willful absence on the part of the defendant since July 7, 1916 and asks divorce, custody of minor children and property rights to real estate in Windsor township.
DILLON, HUGH E. —– The Herald-Dispatch, June 20, 2000, MARY EVALYN DILLON, 85, of
Chesapeake, widow of Hugh E. Dillon, died Monday in Heartland of Riverview Nursing Home. Survivors
include one son, Joe W. Dillon of Chesapeake. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at Hall Funeral Home,
Proctorville; burial in Getaway Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral
DILLON, IDA —– Marriage Book 16, Bride Index, Feb 1892-Nov 1895, p410; Boyd, Charles E. to Dillon, Ida.
DILLON, IMA —– Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes, Volume 25 – 29, 1914 – 1924, Groom Index; Mash, Arthur, to Dillon, Ima; p 233, vol. 31.
DILLON, INFANT —– I. R., December 29, 1897 Died – Dec. 25, infant child of Wm. Dillon.
DILLON IRENE —– Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes, Volume 25 – 29, 1914 – 1924, Groom Index; Hilgenberg, Frank, to Dillon, Irene; p 212, vol. 28.
DILLON, IRWIN —– Dillon, Irvin, 84, b. 22 October 1914, d. 1 July 1999, Ironton Tribune, 2 July 1999.
DILLON, ISAAC —– from Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes Volume12, January 1875 – March 1880 “A-G”, Groom Index; Dillon, Isaac to Thompson, Julia A., p468.
DILLON, JAMES —– from Lawrence County Ohio, Marriage Vol. 13 Index, March 1880-April 1884, p269; Dillon, James to Duty, Martha J., p306
DILLON, J. C. —– COMMON PLEAS COURT – I. R. NOVEMBER 25, 1880 (?) Abram Moore vs J. C. Dillon; judgment for plaintiff; $165.75; and sale ordered.
DILLON, J. C. —– PROBATE COURT – I.R. APRIL 23, 1896 J. C. Dillon, W. E. Rowe and John Pierce appointed appraisers in estate of N. Savony.
DILLON, JENNIE —– IWR Dec. 9, 1893 – State vs. Roma Dorman for criminal libel against Jennie Dillon.
The case was heard by the judge without a jury and the defendant found guilty and fined $1 and costs, which will
amount to over $100. The parties live near Scott Town.
DILLON, JENNIE B. —– Marriage Book 16, Bride Index, Feb 1892-Nov 1895, p458; Fulks, John E to
Dillon, Jennie B.
DILLON, JENNY —– Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes, Volume 25 – 29, 1914 – 1924, Groom Index; Gillen, Garland, to Dillon, Jenny; p 145, vol. 30.
DILLON, JERRY —– I. R. (BURLINGTON), AUGUST 13, 1891 Quite a number of our young men have positions at the powder mill, they seem well pleased with their work and have no fears of being blown up. Among them are Frank Campbell, Fred McClure and Jerry Dillon.
DILLON, JERRY —– IWR (BURLINGTON) MAY 13, 1893 Jerry Dillon left for Chicago last week. Chas. Ankrun and Ed. Campbell will follow in a few days.
DILLON, JERRY —– IRONTON REGISTER (BURLINGTON) AUGUST 13, 1891 · Quite a number of our young men have positions at the powder mill, they seem well pleased with their work and have no fears of being blown up. Among them are Frank Campbell, Fred McClure and Jerry Dillon. ·
Rev. Scott delivered quite an interesting sermon Sunday morning.
· A very pleasant affair will occur next Saturday night, August 15th, called an ice cream social, to be given at the residence of John Dillon. We are expecting a nice time and a big crowd, see that you are one of the throng.
· Jerry Davidson with his sons, Ed, Fred and Hugh, were among friends here Sunday.
· Among our visitors are Mrs. Maria Sperry, Miss May Mansfield, Minnie Swartz and Mr. And Mrs. Drurea.
· No sickness among us at this writing, which we are glad to note. DORIS.
DILLON, JESSE —– I. R. October 8, 1857 Asa Kimball, at the mouth of Symmes Creek, built the hull of a steamboat, this season, for Capt. J. G. Shute and his associates which has just received the machinery and been finished at Cincinnati. A pretty little cotton boat for the Bayou Trade, called the “Red Chief,” length 116 feet, beam 30 ½; depth of hold 5-3 boilers 18 ft. long, 36 inches in diameter; cylinders 16 inches in diameter, 4 ½ stroke. It is said she will carry 1200 bales of cotton. J. G. Shute, Captain; C. H. Kouns, Clerk; Jesse Dillon, mate.
DILLON, JESSE —– I. R. SEP. 27, 1860 Married on the 20th inst., by Rev. J. M. Kelley, Mr. Jesse Dillon, and Miss Amanda Kimball, of Symmes Creek.
DILLON, JESSE —– from Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Indexes Volume12, January 1875 – March 1880 “A-G”, Groom Index; Dillon, Jesse to Raynard, Olivie, p172.
DILLON, JESSE —– Ironton Register, Thursday, October 18, 1888 Jesse DILLON has about finished his contract on abutments and grading for the bridge across Indian Guyan on the Athalia and Ironton pike via. Getaway. Bridge is 85 ft. long. Mr. DILLON has just been awarded the contract for putting up a large reservoir in Huntington, costing about $6000; wants men and teams.
DILLON, JESSE —– Ironton Register, April 9, 1891 Jesse Dillon is to resume work at Kenova with a force of men, May 1st.
DILLON, JESSE —– Ironton Register, July 23, 1891 Jesse Dillon fell from one of the abutments on the approach to the bridge at Kenova last Thursday. He was bruised considerably but not seriously hurt. He was in town this morning walking with a cane.
DILLON, JESSE —– I. R. Aug. 13, 1891 Jessie Dillon advertises for more men to work on the N. & W. R. R.
DILLON, JESSE —– Ironton Register, May 19, 1892 – Jesse Dillon met with a serious accident, last sunday. He was riding over Bald Knob hill, beyond Rock Camp, when the vehicle he was in overturned, and threw him violently on the ground, breaking his arm in two places. His many friends sympathize with him.
DILLON, JESSE —– Ironton Weekly Register, November 18, 1893 – TO WORK WITH PRISONERS. The county commissioners at their meeting Tuesday entered into a contract with Jessie Dillon to crush limestone for the county, working the chain-gang prisoners. Dillon has a stone crusher and will do the work at the stock house at Etna furnace. He pays 50 cents a day to the county for each prisoner he works and the county pays 35 cents a ton for the crushed limestone. The county furnishes the stone on the cars to the crusher.
DILLON, JESSE —– COMMISSIONERS – I. R. January 11, 1894 Contracted with Jesse Dillon to berm limestone turnpike 3 at $2.75 per day for a driver and team, and if sufficient prisoners cannot be obtained on changing to hire outside help at $1. a day.
DILLON. JESSE —– I. R., February 7, 1895, PROBATE COURT ……. Jesse Dillon appointed admr. of Richard Adams. ……..
JESSE DILLON’S SUIT —– I. R. November 21, 1895 The City of Ironton allowed Jesse Dillon $2,000 on his Third street contract. Jesse claimed $6600. And this difference of opinion resulted in a lawsuit, which closed last Saturday night with a verdict for $461 for the plaintiff. In this case, Mr. Dillon claimed the City Engineer did not make correct measurements, or allow him for the real amount of material he put on; that was a $4000 discrepancy between the actual amount of material required in the contract and the estimates of the Engineer. The case occupied some time in its trial. J. L. Anderson assisted Solicitor Rea, for the city. A. R. Johnson appeared for the Plaintiff. Motion by city for a new trial.
DILLON, JESSE —– Ironton Weekly Register, July 11, 1896 In the case of Jesse Dillon vs. the City of Ironton the court rendered a decision finding that there was due to plaintiff for the construction of the Third street improvement $17,860.95, that there had been paid to him the sum of $13,408.10, leaving a balance of $3,952.85 due plaintiff for which judgment was rendered. Attorney J. L Anderson, for the city, gave notice of motion for a new trial.
DILLON, JESSE —– Ironton Register, July 22, 1897 – CITY COUNCIL – Proposition from plaintiffs in the Jesse Dillon suit to settle for $4078, the amount of judgment, was rejected.
DILLON, JESSE —– Ironton Register, Sept. 2, 1897 Jesse Dillon is back. He didn’t get farther than Jackson, where he has a contract for a bridge.
DILLON, JESSE —– Ironton Register, Thursday, March 18, 1909 Many Anti-bellum Pilots; Jesse Dillon, Captain and Pilot, Burlington. “Jesse Dillon was a Awachita River pilot …..” (taken from FOLKLORE AND LEGENDS, 1996, P. 66, by Kouns and Wells)
DILLON JESSE M. —– Lawrence Co., Oh, Marriage Index, Books 25-34; 1914-1929; Doepping, Wm. O. to Dillon, Jessie M., p374, vol 32.
DILLON, REV. J. W. —– IRONTON REGISTER, JANUARY 5, 1865 Campbell, William A., married on the 29th at the residence of John Dillon Esq., by Rev. J. W. Dillon, Mr. William A. Campbell to Miss Jennie Dillon, all of Burlington, Ohio.
DILLON, JIMMIE D., —– The Herald-Dispatch, November 29, 2000, JIMMIE D. DILLON, 59, of Proctorville, husband of Nancy Smith Dillon, died Monday in St. Mary’s Hospital. He was an asbestos
mechanical installer. Also surviving are one son, David Dillon of Barboursville; and two sisters, Judy
Denning and Terri Davis. Funeral 1 p.m. Friday at Reger Funeral Home, Huntington; burial in Rome
Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
DILLON, JOHN —– I.R. NOV. 4, 1875 Horace Twyman to John Dillon, land, $400.
DILLON, JOHN —– Ironton Register, Jan. 30, 1879 Mr. and Mrs. Tole Peters, of Lawrence furnace, returned to their home last Monday. They were called to Adelphi, Ohio, by the death of Mrs. P’s father, Mr. John Dillon, on the 15th inst., and have since been visiting at John Peter’s.
DILLON, JOHN —– IRONTON REGISTER (BURLINGTON), AUGUST 13, 1891 A very pleasant affair will occur next Saturday night, August 15th, called an ice cream social, to be given at the residence of John Dillon. We are expecting a nice time and a big crowd, see that you are one of the throng.
DILLON, JOHN —– IRONTON REGISTER, DEC. 31, 1891 John Dillon, one of the oldest citizens of this county, died at his home, at Burlington, last Tuesday. He had been sick for two weeks with the grippe. He was about 80 years old.
DILLON, JOHN —– IRONTON REGISTER, Dec. 20, 1894 John Dillon, of Willow Wood, killed six groundhogs in his cucumber patch; and then shot a seventh which tumbled back into the hole. He reached down into the hole for his meat, but got fastened and so stuck for some time. He finally got out, after a big scare, but pulled his groundhog with him.
DILLON, JOHN —– Ironton Register, August 17, 1899 The lightening struck John Dillon’s home in Windsor during the big storm last week, and shattered it badly. His wife and two daughters were sleeping when the bolt struck and though they were stunned, they were not much hurt. The house caught fire, but that was soon extinguished.
DILLON, JOHN —– IRONTON REGISTER, SEPT. 13, 1900 John Dillon, a prosperous farmer at Symmes Twp., died at his home near Waterloo Monday morning, aged 60(or 68) years. Dropsy and heart disease combined to cause his death. The deceased was a brother of Rev. Joshua Dillon.
DILLON, JOHN —– I. R. May 29, 1902 Mrs. Mattie Owens of this City (Ironton) died at the Deaconess Hospital Sunday of typhoid pneumonia, aged 35. Mrs. Owens was taken to the hospital last Friday, very ill, but from the first her case was deemed hopeless. A husband, Mr. Frank Owens, engineer on the ferry boat, and four children are left to mourn her loss. The family removed from Burlington about three months ago. Mrs. Owens was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Dillon, deceased, of that town, and a cousin of Mrs. C. C. Davidson, Jas T. Watts and George W. Bean of this city. The body was taken to Burlington Monday, where funeral services were held in the Protestant Methodist Church, of which Mrs. Owens was a consistent member.
DILLON, JOHN —– Ironton Register, Aug. 31, 1905 John Dillon – Formerly of Scott Town, Boomed for Governor of Oklahoma. A correspondent from Guthrie to the Kansas City Journal recently had a great deal to say with reference to political matters in Oklahoma, affecting the federal appointments. He stated that Captain Pranz of Pawhuska would have strong backing as a successor to Governor Ferguson and it is announced that the governor is to make a trip to Washington to explain some complaints that have been lodged against him. Then, it is stated that should Wm. Grimes, territorial secretary, be relegated, that John Dillon of is county would be backed for the place of Grimes’ strongest opponents. The appointment of John Dillon to the secretary ship would be a most pleasing one to his many friends in this territory, but his appointment as governor would be better. John Dillon would make a splendid governor and, since the next governor must be a Republican, why no John Dillon? He was son of Henry Dillon of Scott Town, O. He is president of the First National Bank of Gary, Okla., and has been in the county since the opening.
DILLON, JOHN —– I. R. September 12, 1907, DEATH RECORD John Dillon, aged 29 years, a highly respected young man of this city, was called to his reward early this morning at his home on North Second street from tuberculosis. Mr. Dillon has been failing for some time but since June he has been in a serious condition. He was well and favorably known and engaged as a wire drawer at the Belfont nail mill. He also was a honored member of the Golden Eagles, under whose auspices he will be buried. A loving wife, father and mother are left demise. Rev. David Francis will conduct the funeral services, but as yet the time has not been arranged.
DILLON, JOHN —– Lawrence Co., Oh, Marriage Index, Books 25-34; 1914-1929; Dillon, John, to Feurt, Lois, p393, vol 34.
DILLON, JOHN —– Lawrence Co., Oh, Marriage Index, Books 25-34; 1914-1929; Dillon, John to Hughes, Minnie, p554, vol 33.
DILLON, JOHN (Henry Simeon) —– Morning Irontonian, Tue., August 1, 1922, JOHN DILLON PASSED AWAY, Well Known County Resident Died Early Monday – John Dillon one of the best known and highly esteemed residents of this county, died suddenly at three Monday morning at his home on Johns Creek at the age of 57 years. Mr. Dillon was a brother of the late Deputy sheriff Charles Dillon, and was beloved by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife and the following children, Minnie of Cleveland, Nettie Bowen of South Point, Leslie Dillon of Coal Grove, Clarence Dillon and Mrs. Clarence Massie of Ironton, Lawrence, Edward and Albert at Home. Funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10:00 o’clock at the home. Burial will be in Sugar Creek cemetery, under the direction of undertaker Phillips of Waterloo.
DILLON, JOHN H. —– Lawrence County Ohio, Marriage Vol. 13 Index, March 1880-April 1884, p399; Dillon, John H. to Mounts, Josie.
DILLON, JOHN H. —– I. R. July 18, 1895 On a visit – John H. Dillon, of Watonga, Oklahoma, came home several days ago, in answer to a summons that his father, Henry Dillon was seriously ill, and whose death is elsewhere referred to. John went west to Colorado, in 1887, and has not been back to Lawrence county since. He remained in Colorado for two years, and then went down to Oklahoma, and was in the grand rush for a town lot, but afterward it was discovered that between a railroad survey and a town street there wasn’t any lot left, so he left. He is now in Blaine county. He is Treasurer of the county. He returns West today.
DILLON, JOHN H. —– SWI Dec. 20, 1907, ATTACHMENT IS WANTED John H. Dillon against W. A. Dillon is the style of the attachment suit filed Wednesday. The amount is $576.16 with interest from October 1905 at 6 per cent. Miller and Irish attorneys for the plaintiff.
DILLON, JOHN JOSEPH —– The Herald-Dispatch, June 2, 2000, JOHN JOSEPH DILLON, 80, of Proctorville, widower of Betty Curtis Dillon, died Wednesday (June 14) in Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Huntington. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include one son, John L. Dillon of Proctorville; and one brother, Wayne Dillon of Proctorville. Graveside service 2 p.m. today in Rome Cemetery.
DILLON, JOHN L. —– Lawrence County Ohio, Marriage Vol. 13 Index, March 1880-April 1884, p267; Dillon, John L. to Payne, Mary.
DILLON, JOHN LAWRENCE – A REMEMBERED STORY – Submitted by Helen Dillon Riley. My father, John Lawrence Dillon, was looking at a friend’s copy of the “Marriage Records of Lawrence County, Ohio, Books 1-6” by Billee Schlaudt, published January 1987, when he noticed on page 15, the name of Rev. Jonas Frownfelter. It reminded him of this story:
“Seeing the name of Jonas Frownfelter reminds me of a story my mother told me back about 1920 or thereabout. It goes like this: Jonas Frownfelter, a circuit rider, came to the Ohio River and asked to be taken across on the ferry boat. The men who
operated the boat told Frownfelter, “We can’t take you across; the river is too high.” Jonas just headed his horse into the river
singing, ‘A charge to keep I have; a God to glorify; a never dying soul to save and fit it for the sky.’ The story goes that they,
Jonas and the horse, made it to the other side.” Remembered and written by John Lawrence Dillon, Yellow Springs, Ohio,
September 15, 1990, son of John H. S. and Rebeccah Jane Dawson Dillon, age 92, born March 10, 1898, at Willow Wood,
Ohio, died August 23, 1992.”
DILLON, JOHN W. —– Lawrence County Ohio, Marriage Vol. 13 Index, March 1880-April 1884, p446; Dillon, John W. to Thomas, Sarah E.
DILLON, JOHN W. —– Marriage Book 16, Groom Index, Feb 1892-Nov 1895, p448; Dillon, John W. toNeal, Electa J.
DILLON, JOHN W. —– Marriage Book 16, Groom Index, Feb 1892-Nov 1895, p86; Dillon John W. to Sturgen, Sadie.
DILLON, JOHN W. —– Excerpt from: Reminiscences of a Millersport Man. Ironton Register, Jan.23, 1896 …. My earliest recollections are of John W. Dillon, now a prominent minister of the M. E. Church, and
well known to Ironton people. He is a strictly self-made and self-educated man. When he was a young
man, not yet grown, he used to haul “cord wood” from the hills to the river. When I was too small to go with
him to the woods, I would wait for him at the foot of the river hill and drive in the level lane to the river.
While I did this he would take his Testament from his pocket and study the scriptures. He put in all his
spare time in study. Before this, he had been converted in one of the old time revivals. He was a tall,
slim, awkward looking fellow, and when he first began to exhort, the people used to say he did not know
what to do with his hands, while talking. I used to almost worship that man, and shall never forget his
struggles, trials, the difficulties he had to surmount to get where he is now. It is an object lesson of what
courage and perseverance will accomplish.
Transcribed by Martha J. (Kounse) Martin
The following article was prepared by the Women’s Civil Club and pays a tribute to the FINLEY Family, who came to Ironton by wagon train.
Mrs. Flossie COPNEY, the great-great-granddaughter of a slave owner from Va., celebrated her 89th birthday recently. It was a beautiful Thursday afternoon in June that Mrs. COPNEY reminiscence about the family life to her niece by marriage. Mrs. COPNEY is the last surviving member of a family of thirteen great-grandchildren of Josh. Josh, was a horseman for a slave owner named Mr. FINLEY. Flossie does not remember the name of her great-grandfather, only that he was called Josh. In upper Va. lived an Indian Princess whose name was Polly, who had been stolen and sold as a slave. The Quakers in that area got her to sue for her freedom. As a result, she was awarded her freedom, $100.00 in cash and a horse. She took this and left upper Va. and on to the Plantation of Mr. FINLEY and went to work in the house where Josh worked and lived. Mr. FINLEY was successful in getting Josh and Polly to marry. To this union were born several children, one whose name was Thomas who was the grandfather of Mrs. COPNEY. Thomas died at the age of 91.
Mr. FINLEY was the slave owner had been a school teacher and had taught Josh to read and write and also taught several of the children of Josh and Polly to read and write. At this time he was getting on in age and passed away, but before he died he gave Polly and Josh his land possessions, and also their freedom. They enjoyed the freedom with the family, but at the death of Polly and Josh and their children inherited land and other possessions, there was not happiness any longer for the children. Neighboring white felt that it was too much for Negroes to own because of pressure they were forced to sell.
They took the money and purchased three covered wagons which made the train. The fact that Josh had been a slave of Mr. FINLEY, he naturally took is name. It was now that Thomas FINLEY took his children and his sisters and brothers and left Va., traveling the mountainous roads by covered wagon and came to Ironton. They traveled during the warm weather leaving Va. in the spring of the year, reaching Ironton about Sept, before the weather became cold. The first night in Ironton, they camped in a field on South 9th Street between Madison & Quincy Streets, which is now a Housing Development. They camped just across the street from the home of a Mrs. SINKFORD.
Mrs. SINKFORD made the wagon train welcome to draw water from her well, which they carried across the street to the camp. The family camped there for a short period of time, then moving the wagon train onto Vesuvius Furnace where the men were able to go to work making charcoal.
A young man worked there whose name was John EVANS, whose father was Indian and mother white, met and later married Lucy Ann FINLEY of the wagon train. To this union came these children: Thomas, Addie, Ella, Rebecca, Sophie, Myrtle, Wilma, Edwin, Blanche, Arthur, Flossie of whom we pay tribute today, was born June 9, 1887. She was born on the GILRUTH farm below Hanging Rock and attended her first school in a two-room building at LaGrange Station. Her brothers and sisters attended the school for blacks which was located on Jefferson Street between 8th Street and Depot Square. The school was integrated in the late 1800’s.