Misc Obituaries: Volume 1 – O

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


OAKES, EMILINE (CHURCH)       I.R. DEC. 07, 1854
Died on the 15th of November, at Haverhill, Emiline, daughter of Joel Church, and wife of E. H. Oakes; aged 36.

OAKES, EPHRAIM       I.R. DEC. 29, 1887
Ephraim H. Oakes died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. McLaughlin, at Haverhill, on Wednesday, last week, and was buried at the Davisson graveyard on Friday. The dec’d was one of the oldest citizens of this region. He was among the pioneers, and lived here from the time of the Indians till now when the country is covered with towns and farms. He was born on Long Island in 1796, and came to Ohio when he was six years old. So he has been here 85 years. He introduced the mould-board plow in this region and led in all ways of progress. He was three times married and survived his wives. He has been blind for almost four years. A very large throng attended the funeral, among whom were numerous descendants who, with affection, revere the memory of the good old man.

OAKES, JOHN       I.R. SEPT. 29, 1853
Died on the 17th inst., at his residence near Naples, Ill., Mr. John Oakes, formerly of Scioto Co., O.

OAKES, MRS. MARGARET       I.R. APR. 23, 1903*

OAKES, OLIVER       I.R. OCT. 04, 1877
A brother of Ephraim of Haverhill died at Portsmouth last week, aged 88 years.

Mrs. Temperance Marshall Oakes, wife of Joshua Oakes, died at her home below Haverhill Sunday morning, aged 72 years, _ months, 29 days. She had been an invalid the past ten years. Mrs. Oakes was born on the Marshall farm near Sciotoville, November 8, 1828. She was married to Mr. Oakes, January 11, 1850, and a little over a year ago they celebrated their golden anniversary. Mr. Oakes and eight children survive the deceased. The latter are: Mrs. Charles Austin of Hanging Rock, Davis, Oscar and Frank Oakes of Haverhill, Mrs. Capt. Matheson of Charleston, W. Va., Mrs. Fillmore Mu__er, of Portsmouth, O., H. Oakes of Yazoo City, Miss., and Elmer Oakes of Ironton.

O’CONNOR, TIMOTHY       I.R. JUL. 27, 1865
Drowned in Muddy Fork of Cumberland River. From papers found on the deceased it was learned that O’Connor’s father is a resident of Ironton. He served 4 years in the 10th Conf. Tennessee infantry . . .

O’DONNELL, NELLIE       I.R. DEC. 25, 1884
Died Dec. 19, age 39? years.

OELGEMILLER, INFANT       I.R. FEB. 10, 1887
Deaths – Feb. 6, child of George Oelgemiller, aged 1 month.

OEMISCH, LAWRENCE       I.R. JAN. 16, 1902
Died suddenly near Deering; heart disease. Died March 26, 1901.

O’FARRELL, CHARLES WILSON       I.R. Jul. 18, 1901?
The Athens (Ga.) Banner notes the death of Charles Wilson O’Farrell, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. O’Farrell, at Athens, Ga., and the burial services at Athens.

OLLUM, MRS.       I.R. DEC. 30, 1880
Mother of I. W. Ollum, of Proctorville, died on the 20th, inst., and was buried at Rome Cemetery. She was in her 80th year.

O’NEIL, JANE       I.R. JUL. 29, 1852
Daughter of William and Catherine O’Neil, of Fayette county, Pa., born Nov. 14, 1821. In 1833, the O’Neil family moved – left their native state to seek a home in the west. Our travelers stopped at Wheeling. There the whole family except Jane took the cholera and here the father and John, the youngest brother died.

An old citizen of Ironton died Saturday. His age was 69 years. (check 1888 paper)

O’NEILL, CATHERINE       NEED TO COPY       I.R. MAY 02, 1878

O’NEILL, CHARLES       I.R. FEB. 01, 1866

O’PRY, CAPT. JAMES T.       IWR AUG. 05 1893
Aged 44, died Tuesday at Yazoo City, Miss., of typhoid malaria, after a long spell of sickness. He was a son-in-law of Capt. John Kouns, formerly of this city, and was running the steamer Des Arc in the Vicksburg and Yazoo City trade. His body was taken to New Orleans Wednesday for burial..

ORICKS       I.R. JUL. 29, 1869

ORT, L. P.       IJRN OCT.13, 1869
Birth – a son to Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Ort

ORTH, WASHINGTON W.       I.R. MAY 17, 1900

OSBORNE, JOS.       I.R. JUN. 02, 1887
Deaths – May 31, Jos. Osborne, aged about 45. Joseph Osborne, who lived on 8th street died suddenly yesterday. He was down at the decoration exercises in the Court House yard, Monday afternoon, returned feeling well and retired with no apprehension of sickness. At. 1 o’clock, he awoke, raised himself a little and then fell over dead.

OSBORNE, WILLIAM       I.R. JUNE 23, 1892
Marriage license issued to William Osborne and Sarah E. Hatcher.

OSHMAN, I.       I.R. SEPT. 22, 1887
Men Killed – Caving in at No. 2 Tunnel of the D. & I. Railroad between Olive and Gallia Furnaces – two men died – Wm. Burchfield and I. Oshman, both of Zaleski.

OTTEN, MRS.       I.R. OCT. 16, 1890
Mother of Otto Otten, died at Cincinnati, last Monday. Mr. Otten received intelligence of his mother’s serious sickness, monday morning, but she died before he got there.

OVIATT, MRS. MARY F.       I.R. MAR. 2, 1893
Mrs. Mary F. Oviatt, wife of B. F. Oviatt, died last Sunday night. Mrs. Oviatt was a resident of Ironton in its early days. She made her home with Capt. J. L. Barber’s family in the primitive history of Ironton.

OWEN, EDAM C.       I.R. NOV. 05, 1863

OWEN, MRS. RACHEL M.       I.R. AUG. 10, 1865
Died at Newport, Ky., on the 2nd day of August, Mrs. Rachel M. Owen, formerly of Burlington, in the 75th year of her age.

OWENS, MRS. MATTIE       I.R. MAY 29, 1902
Mrs. Mattie Owens of this City (Ironton) died at the Deaconess Hospital Sunday of typhoid pneumonia, aged 35. 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.