Misc Obituaries: Volume 1 – N

Abstracts of Obits, Death Notices, etc.
Lawrence County, Ohio Persons

Compiled by: Sharon Milich Kouns and Martha J. Martin

Updated last: October 10, 1997


Remember, obituaries are charged half a cent a word, cash to accompany the order. Watch this. Also, remember that all anonymous communications will be thrown in the waste basket. I.R. Sept. 29, 1887
Also note: Some of these obituaries are quite long in their actual form and have been condensed for this publication. Thank you, Sharon Kouns.

completed July 29, 1852 -July 20, 1854 deaths & marriages
completed July 19, 1860 – Oct. 18, 1860 deaths & marriages on computer
completed July 24, 1856 – July 15, 1858 deaths & marriages on computer
completed Jan. 14, 1858 – Mar. 25, 1858 deaths & marriage
completed deaths from Ironton Journal Sept. 1, 1869 through December 28, 1870


NACHINGAST, GEORGE       I.R. APR. 21, 1887
Died April 19, age 21.

NANCE, DAVID       IET. APR. 08, 1935

NANCE, JOHN       I.R. AUG. 23, 1888
Marriage License – John Nancy and Nora Reed.

NANCY, RICHARD       I.R. MAY 20, 1880

NASH, RICHARD       I.R. JUN. 24, 1886

NASH, JUDGE SIMEON       I.R. JAN. 30, 1879
Death of Judge Simeon Nash of Gallipolis died on Jan. 18th in his 75th year. Born in Mass. arriving in Gallipolis Jan. 09, 1832. Admitted to the bar in 1833. State Senator leaves wife and 5 children, 2 daughters and 3 sons. Autopsy was held – cause of death from the enlargement of the spleen.

NASH, THOMAS       I.R. NOV. 14, 1878
Fomerly of this county, but late of Cabell Co., WV, was buried in Rome graveyard on the 7th inst.

NASH, WILLIAM H.       I.R. JAN. 06, 1857
Married on the 1st, at Junior Furnace, by Rev. Dan Young, Wm. H. Nash, son of Judge Nash, of Gallipolis, to Miss Susan S. Forsythe, daughter of James Forsythe, of Junior Furnace.

NEAL, MRS.       I.R. MAR. 22, 1888
Grant Neal was called home last Saturday�to attend his mother’s funeral, who died March 16th . .. Mrs. N. was formerly a resident of this county, but moved with her family about four years ago to northern part of this state, Fayette county. She was a daughter of Squire Walters�. Mr. N. also lost a son, Feb’y 12th.

NEAL, MRS. ALICE G. (LANGDON)       I.R. AUG. 25, 1892
She was born Jan. 17, 18__? and died July 21, 1892. She united in marriage on Aug. 13, 1875 to T. J. Neal. Two sons, William and Leonard, aged respectively sixteen and fourteen years (were born to them). She had been afflicted for years. Burial at Unionville cemetery.

NEAL, ELLIOTT       I.R. AUG. 25, 1892
Was born Feb. 25, 1826, in the Kanawha Valley, W.Va., and died July 20, 1892, at his home on Leatherwood creek, Larence county, Ohio. He was married Dec. 14, 1851 to Mary Brammer. Six sons and four daughters came to enliven their early home, five of whom, three of the former and two of the latter preceded him to the grave. Burial at U. B. cemetery near Unionville.

NEAL, H. H.       I.R. NOV. 21, 1878
Father of Hon. H. S. Neal died at Gallipolis last Monday night, age about 88 years.

NEAL, HENRY SAFFORD       I.R. NOV. 21, 1861
Married on the 14th inst., by Rev. T. S. Reeve, Henry S. Neal and Miss Mary Jane Campbell, daughter of John Campbell of Ironton.

NEAL, HENRY SAFFORD       I.R. JUL. 17, 1906*
I.R. Oct. 27, 1887 – Miss Gibbs is here visiting her mother, Mrs. H. S. Neal, who is quite sick.

NEAL, J. M. S.       I.R. MAY 12, 1892
J. M. S. Neal, brother of Hon. H. S. Neal, and state agent for the Etna Insurance Col, and whose home is in Toledo, was visiting his brother here last week.

NEAL, JAMES C.       I.R. OCT. 15, 1863

NEAL, MRS. JEREMIAH       I.R. JAN. 08, 1880
Long Creek Items – Mrs. Jeremiah Neal died Dec. 20th; was buried at Lawrence Chapel.

NEAL, JOHN       SWI MAY 14, 1907
Died at home at Etna Monday morning from stomach trouble. Mr. Neal was a brother of Wm. Neal of Pedro and a brother-in-law of County Commissioner David Halley. He was a miner by trade. Lived there over twenty years. Interment: Wellston.

NEAL, MRS. MARY JANE (CAMPBELL)       I.R. OCT. 23, 1884*


NEAL, R. E.       I.R. SEPT. 22, 1892
R. E. Neal who now lives in Highland county, superintending a large stock farm, is in this county on a visit.

NEAL, THOMAS       I.R. AUG. 19, 1880

NEBER, KILLIAN       I.R. JUL. 21, 1887
Died – July 15, Killian Neber, aged 60.

NEEKAMP, THEODORE J.       I.R. JUN. 11, 1896
Theodore J. Neekamp – This well known citizen died last Friday morning, had been frail from rheumatism for years, but it was typhoid fever that carried him off. He was born in Germany in 1850, and came to Ironton about 1876, since which time he has been in the shoe business. He leaves a wife and two sons and two daughters to mourn him.

NEFF, OSCAR R.       I.R. SEP. 02, 1897
Married in Quaker Bottom, August 29th, by Rev. D. Waddell, Mr. Oscar R. Neff and Miss May M. Earles. The groom is one of Lawrence counties best school teachers�They will commence housekeeping at Getaway where he will teach the coming year.

NEIL, INFANT       IWR JUN. 26, 1897
An infant child, a twin, of Wm. Neil, of Etna Furnace, died this morning.

NELSON, PETER       I.R. AUG. 25, 1887
Peter Nelson, an old citizen of this county, died on the 15th.

NETTLE, MRS. CATHERINE       I.R. AUG. 11, 1887
Died – Aug. 6, Mrs. Catherine Nettle, aged 87 years.

NELSON, ROWLAND       I.R. SEP. 15, 1853
Drowned – Rowland Nelson, worked at Hecla Fce., drowned near Biggs Landing by falling overboard from the Steamer Thos. Scott . . .

NEVIS, JOHN H.       I.R. DEC. 07, 1854
Married on the 4th inst., by Rev. J. T. Given, Mr. John H. Nevis (or Nevia), of Kanawha and Miss Julia Baxter, of Gallipolis.

NEVIUS, CHARLINE       I.R. NOV. 13, 1873
Died Nov. 7, 1873 of whooping cough, infant daughter of Mr. C. L. and N. Nevius, aged 3 months and __ days.

NEWBERGER, MYER       I.R. SEPT. 22, 1892
Myer Newberger is spending a few days here. Myer is hearty and happy.

NEWCOMB, MRS.       I.R. APR. 21, 1892
Mrs. Newcomb, the mother of H. D. Newcomb, died at her home in Madison, last Saturday. Mr. Newcomb went there several days ago, and Mrs. Newcomb followed a few days later. They have not returned yet.

NEWCOMB, H. D.       IWR SEP. 16, 1893
(need beginning of obit) – About the year 1879 Mr. Newcomb gave up the furnace business and has since been engaged in the general hardware business on North 2nd St. this city. In 1873 he was married to Miss Sarah Witman of this city. No children ever blessed this union. Interment at Woodlawn.

NEWELL, CHESLEY       I.R. JUN. 23, 1887
Died – June 18, Chesley Newell, aged 60.

NEWMAN, MRS. ANNA       MAR 1908
Wife of Mr. Godfred Newman, died at the home of their son, Wm. Newman on north 5th street Saturday, from dropsy. She was 73 years old and she and her husband have resided with their son for the last six months. They have been residents of this city for ten years, come here from Pine Grove. Besides her husband, six children survive: William, Fred, and Mrs. Charles Shepherd, of this city, Mrs. Adam Barn_, of Pine creek, Mrs. John Kahle, of Rockford, Neb., and Herman Newman of Jackson.

NEWMAN, HENRY       I.R. FEB. 18, 1869

NEWTON,       I.R. OCT. 25, 1877
A son of Dr. O. E. Newton died at Hot Springs, Arkansas, last week. He was 23 years old.

NEWTON, MRS. CYNTHIA       I.R. SEPT. 17, 1857
Died on Sept. 2nd in St. Louis, of congestive chills, Mrs. Cynthia Newton, wife of John Newton, Jr., of Ironton, age 32 years.

NEWTON, JUDGE JOHN       I.R. NOV. 06, 1862

NEWTON, MRS. SARAH W. (SMITH)       I.R. AUG. 30, 1877*

Died in Marietta, November 18th, at his uncle Stephen Newton’s residence, of pneumonia, Valentine Mott Newton of the freshman class of Marietta College, age 18 years.

NEWTON, WALTER       I.R. APR. 21, 1887
Died April 18?, age 2 years.

NICHOLS, MRS. CLARA       I.R. AUG. 16, 1865
Lewis Mays, aged 12 years, shot and killed his aunt, Mrs. Clara Nichols, on Wednesday last, at Ceredo. He did not know the gun was loaded. . . she was killed instantly.

NICHOLS, THOMAS       I.R. MARCH 27, 1862
Died in Portsmouth on the 11th inst., Mr. Thomas Nichols, after and long and painful sickness; aged 71 years.

NIDAY, JAMES E.       need to copy       I.R. MAY 02, 1931
James E. Niday is Found Dead

Married Sept. 9th, by Rev. F. Dieckmann, at First German Ref. Church, Frederick Niffenegger and Christine Bentikamp, both of Lawrence co.

NIGH, ELIAS (COLONEL)       I.R. MAR. 02, 1899*

NIGH, REESE       I.R. SEP. 12, 1850
Died in Burlington on the 8th inst., Reese, son of Col. Elias and Alice Nigh, aged 1y 9m.

NIGH, WILLIAM H.       I.R. AUG. 31, 1922*

NIXON, DAVID       I.R. SEPT. 21, 1865
Married at Ripley, on the 11th inst., by Rev. John Rankin, assisted by Rev. Dr. Gould, David Nixon, Esq., of Ironton, Ohio to Miss Frankie Rankin, of Ripley, Ohio.

NIXON, DAVID       I.R. OCT. 27, 1910*       FUNERAL SERVICES

NIXON, EDDIE RANKIN       I.R. JAN. 11, 1872
Died Jan. 8, 1872 in Ironton of Scarlet Fever, son of David and Mary T. Nixon aged 4 years.

NIXON, MRS. MARY (WILSON)       ACT. DOD MAR. 31, 1913

NIXON, WILLIAM       I.R. FEB. 05, 1852
Married on the 3rd by Rev. W. Hand, Mr. Wm. Nixon and Miss Anna E. Black.

NOBLE, MRS. AMANDA D.       I.R. JUL. 12, 1900*

NOEL, JOHN F.       I.R. MAR. 03, 1853
Married on Feb. 16th, John F. Noel, of the vicinity of Portsmouth, to Miss Olive Kelly, daughter of Jacob Kelly, of Wheelersburgh.

NOLA, MRS. MARY (RUNYON)       I.R. AUG. 31, 1922*

NOLAN, MR.       I.R. OCT. 11, 1900
A Mr. Means, who is here from Birmingham, Ala., rec’d word of the death of Mr. Nolan, whose first name was not stated, but who was formerly a resident of Ironton. He died of blood poisening last week.

NOLTE, CHARLEY       I.R. JAN. 05, 1893
A pupil of the High School and son of Martin Nolte died last Thursday, at the age of 16, of consumption.

NOLTE, M. L.       IET NOV. 07, 1938
Home at 4th and Monroe streets today. One of Ironton’s builders. He was 89 years old, born in Louisa, Ky., he came to Ironton at the age of 12 years and he had since resided here. He was united in marriage here to Miss Madge Summers who passed away 7 years ago. He was the last member of his immediate family, his parents and brothers and sisters having also preceded him in death, as did four children. Surviving are one son, Luther of Ironton, two daughters, Mrs. Madge Petee of Portsouth and Mrs. Pearl Clark of Cleveland, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Burial in Woodland.

NORRIS, FRANK       I.R. MAY 10, 1904/6*

NORRIS, MARCELLUS “DOC”       I.R. JUN. 06, 1901

Died (possibly Sept. 1888?) child of John North, of Ohio Furnace, aged 1 year.

NORTH, JOHN       IDR. MAY 25, 1920

NORTH, KITTY       I.R. AUG. 04, 1887
Died – Kittie North, at Ohio Furnace, aged 4 months.

NORTHUP,       I.R. AUG. 18, 1887
The father of Dr. Northup died at his home in Gallia county, August 5th, aged 74.

NORTON, MRS. EMILY       NEED TO COPY       I.R. APR. 29, 1852
Of Norwalk, aged 24 from the use of chloroform . . .

NORTON, F. D.       I.R. DEC. 17, 1891*
I.R. Sept. 22, 1892
Mrs. F. D. Norton is in Wheeling on a visit.

NORTON, GEORGE       I.R. APR. 09, 1891*

NORTON, GEORGE W. , CAPTAIN       I.R. JAN. 09, 1868

NORTON, REV. HORACE       I.R. SEPT. 03, 1857
Married on August 21st, in Harmar, Rev. Horace Norton, of Columbus, to Miss Sarah E. Fearing, of the former place.

NORTON, HOWARD E.       I.R. JAN. 07, 1904*

NORTON, JAMES       NEED TO COPY       I.R. APR. 11, 1861
An Irishman, drowned, age 22 years.


NORTON, JOHN M. (Captain)       I.R. SEP. 10, 1908
Connected with the iron interests in Ironton and Ashland, Ky., and in the Hocking Valley, Steubenville, Birmingham, Ala., Cairo, Ill., and other places. He was one of the principal promoters of the Bird Iron Co.’s furnace at Culbertson, Ohio, for which he served as secretary and treasurer. He was the son of Geo. Norton and was born at Brownsville, Pa., something over 64 years ago. He came to this county with his father while yet a very young man and for a time served as a clerk in the old Iron Bank . . . Also engaged in steamboat business between Marietta and Parkersburg. . . . Survived by loving wife and one son, Hugh, who is cashier in the D. T. & office in this city, and one daughter, Miss Caroline at home. Also survived by several brothers, who are located in the west.

NORTON, SAM       I.R. JAN. 30, 1890
Sam Norton of Wheeling, well known to many here, died this Wednesday morning of pneumonia. He was a son of the late Capt. George W. Norton.


NOURSE, ISAIAH       I.R. APR. 20, 1854
Died on the 7th inst., at Springville, Ky., Mr. Isaiah Nourse, formerly of Franklin Furnace, aged 60 years.

NOWLAND, JAMES       I.R. MAY 04, 1854
Married on the 30th of April, 1854, in East Ironton, by Jacob Lair, Esq., James Nowland and Francis Blankenship; all of Lawrence county.

NULL, MISS EMILY B.       I.R. JUL. 28, 1864
Died at the residence of her father, at Waterloo, Gallia county, O., July 20, 1864, of lung disease, Miss Emily B. Null, aged 19 years and 4 months.

NURSE, JOSHUA       I.R. JUL. 21, 1853
Died on the 11th inst., at his residence in Washington Tp., Scioto Co., Mr. Joshua Nurse, in the 53rd year of his age.

NURSE, REUBEN       I.R. AUG. 06, 1874

NYE, JUDGE ARIUS       I.R. AUG. 17, 1865
Judge Arius Nye of Marietta, Oh., died last week, age 72 years. Served 6 years as State Senator and a series of years as judge of this judicial district.