Volume 5





ADKINS, WILLIAM               I.E.T. Thurs., June 1, 1933
Adkins, Thrown From Mule Sunday, Died Last Night

William Adkins, 70-year-old farmer of Big White Oak, Ky., who suffered a broken neck Sunday when he was thrown from a mule, died at the Marting Hospital last night.  His case was practically hopeless from the start.

Mr. Adkins is survived by the following children:  Mrs. W. R. Keaton and J.H. Adkins of Lynn, Ky., Ernest, Mrs. Grace Franklin, Mrs. Henry Fealty, B. L. Adkins and Mrs. Della Dickson of Harmony, Okla.

Funeral services will be conducted at Eureka Baptist church at 10:30 a.m. Friday, with burial in Whetstone cemetery in charge of Undertaker Stapf.

ANDERSON, JAMES S.         ???  Jan. 9, 1909
James S. Anderson, who was so seriously injured in the wreck on the N. & W. near the Dawkins Lumber mill last week, passed to his reward Tuesday forenoon from the Deaconess hospital, where he has been confined since his injuries.

His body was prepared for burial by Undertaker O’Keefe and removed to his home near Deering Tuesday afternoon.

Mr. Anderson was a man about 40 years of age and leaves a loving wife and six small children to mourn his departure.

From the first Mr. Anderson’s condition was regarded as hopeless and after a week’s suffering, death came as a blessed relief.

His funeral took place Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial at South Point.

BISHOP, HENRY                  S.W.R. Mar. 7, 1919
Henry Bishop, aged 55 years, who resides on the Willard Webb place, near Newcastle, died suddenly at his home last night about eight o’clock, death being due to heart failure.  Coroner Lynd went to Newcastle today to hold an inquest.  Mr. Bishop has been employed on a coaling job for George Bay, of this city and had re??? ??? his day’s work.  He is survived by his wife and many, many friends.  The funeral services will be held Friday with interment in the cemetery at Hecla.  Gholson & Sons will be in charge.

BISHOP, STEVEN                   MI June 11, 1924
Stephen Bishop Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Bishop, aged 28, died Sunday morning at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital following an illness of one year.  He was born at Lawrence Furnace, Ohio, May 2, 1894.  The family moved here about 7 years ago.  He is survived by the parents, one sister, Martha, of this city, one brother, John, of Etna, O.

          Funeral services were held at the home at Ashland, on Railroad between Fifteenth streets Tuesday, with the Rev, Imes officiating.  Burial was in Lawrence Furnace Cemete

BLANKENSHIP, HANNAH       I.R. March 15, 1912
Death Claims Mrs. Alfred Blankenship of Maddyville, Services Over Remains To Be Held Sunday.

Mrs. Hannah Blankenship of Maddyville, beloved wife of Alfred Blankenship, passed away this morning at the hour of six after an illness of about a year due to lung trouble.

The deceased was highly regarded by all her acquaintances and her many friends, her death, therefore, will come as a shock and the family have the sympathy of all in their bereavement. Besides a grief stricken husband, three children are left to mourn the loss. The services over the remains, in charge of Gholson Bros. will be held Sunday afternoon with interment in Sugar Creek cemetery.

BLOWERS, ELLA             I.E.T. Fri., Aug. 31, 1928
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Blowers of 825 south Second street, who died Wednesday evening will be held at the Rescue Mission church Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Burial will be made in Woodland cemetery under direction of Bingaman and Jones.

BLOWERS, MARY            ??? Tues., Nov., 30, 1915
At the advanced age of 84 years, Mrs. Mary Blowers, wife of James Blowers, deceased veteran of the Civil War, died Sunday morning at the home of her son James, after an extended illness due to the infirmities of age.  She was a splendid lady and was beloved by all who knew her.

The funeral services will be held this morning at the Johnstown church with interment in Allen cemetery Bingaman and Jones funeral directors.

CHENEY, J.H.                     S.W.R. Mar. 7, 1919
J. H. Cheney, aged 68 years, died this morning at his home on Madsion avenue. The deceased is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Geo. Little and Mrs. Maggie Brace. The funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the home, with burial in Hecla cemetery.  Rev. Ridgeway will be in charge of the services.  Geoffrey Cheney, who is in France with the A. E. F., is a grandson of the deceased.  Gholson and Sons will be in charge of the interment.

COOPER, MRS. BERT       S.W.R. Mar. 7, 1919
Mrs. Bert Cooper of Sheridan, died at there home there this morning.  In the passing of Mrs. Cooper, six children are left orphans, the father having died more that a year ago.  The funeral service will be held on Thursday afternoon at home with interment following in the cemetery at Sheridan.

DANIELS, MICKEY           I.E.T. February 7, 1928
Funeral services for Mickey Daniels, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Daniels of Witchita, Wash., will be held at the Carman funeral chapel in Russell Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will be made in Ashland cemetery.

Mr. Daniels, the boy’s father, arrived today from Washington.

DELONG, LOLA MAY        S.W.R. Mar. 7, 1919
Lola May Delong, aged ten days, daughter of Isaac Delong, died on Wednesday and was buried this afternoon in the Fitzer cemetery.  Bingaman and Jones were in charge.

DOVEL, ISAAC                      I.R. Thurs., Dec. 25, 1879
Isaac C. Dovel, an old and prominent citizen of Ironton, died last Sunday, about noon. He had been taken sick Wednesday night with something like pneumonia, which increased in severity until the fatal hour. The news of his death caused great sorrow throughout this community, for he was universally esteemed. He was a man of honest methods, cheerful and companionable disposition, of moral and upright deportment, and withal, intelligent and industrious. He was genial in all his intercourse with others, and for the erring and unfortunate, most charitable.

Mr. Dovel was born in Page county, Va., December 12, 1811, and was consequently past 68 years of age. He was married to Esther Keyser, Sept. 6, 1832; moved to Greenup county, Ky., in 1843, and to Ironton in 1854, though he was engaged in business here the year before that. For 25 years he has conducted the business of the Exchange Bank, and during that time he has been daily upon our streets. He will be missed, but his memory will be warmly cherished. The funeral occurred last Thursday, at the residence, and the interment took place at Woodland. Rev. J. M. Kelly preached the funeral sermon.

ELSWORTH, MRS C.W.      M.I.  June 11, 1924
Mrs. R. V. Hulbert of 321 Adams street received a telegram Tuesday morning, announcing the death of Mrs. C. W. Elsworth at Chicago, Monday night at 6:30 o’clock.  The message gave no further particulars.

Mrs. Elsworth, who resided at Fourth and Adams street went to Chicago last week intending to undergo an operation for amputation of a limb.  There was no intimation that her condition was critical and announcement of her passing came as a shock.  Her husband is a C. & O. engineer and he and Mrs. Elsworth have been living in their new brick house at 4th and Adams street.  One daughter, Edith Lambert, also survives the deceased.

The remains arrived on C. & O. No. 4 last night and were taken in charge by Undertaker Carman of Russell.  Funeral services will be held from the home, arrangements to be announced later.

EVERLY, GEORGE                 S.W.R. Mar. 7, 191
George Everly, aged 60, a former resident of south Seventh street, but who has resided in Columbus for the past few years, died at his home there at seven o’clock Monday night after a brief illness of influenza.  The deceased was formerly a resident of Hamilton township, where he was well known and highly esteemed and respected.  He was a member of the Heptasophs? of this city.  Mr. Everly is survived by his wife and four sons and three daughters.  The sons are John Everly, of Glenroy, O., Frank Everly, of Detroit, Mich., Oscar Everly with the United States Marines in the West Indies and Albert Everly with the 332nd Infantry in Italy.  The daughters are Mrs. Floyd B. Paul, Mrs. Harry Carl and Mrs. Fred Breckner of Columbus.  The funeral services have not yet been arranged, but will take place in Columbus.

FREEMAN, NANCY                  I.R. July 18, 1901
Mrs. Nancy Freeman, wife of A. J. Freeman of Lawrence Furnace, died last Thursday of cancer, after an illness of 19 months.  The deceased was 52 years of age and leaves a husband and 8 children.  The funeral services were held Friday.

GRIFFITH, JACK G.             I.E.T. February 7, 1928 
Jack Junior, two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack G. Griffith of Fifth and Astabula streets, died Monday evening at 10:00 o’clock.

The child was born February 10, 1926. He is survived by his parents, one brother, George, at home and one sister, Mrs. Lona Pruitt, of this city.

The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the United Rescue Mission church by Rev. L.C. Sanders. Burial will be made in Woodland cemetery under direction of Undertaker Stapf, of Greenup.

Samuel D. Griffith, one of Lawrence County’s best known and highly respected citizens died Monday morning at 4:30 o’clock at his home on Aaron’s Creek, where he has resided for a number of years.  Mr. Griffith has been in poor health for some time and had been confined to his bed for several months.

The aged man who was past seventy-one years of age was born near Sheritts, December 16, 1854, the son of Louis A. and Zerelda Stewart Griffith.  He was united in marriage to Miss Louisa Bradshaw in 1875, and to this union, James L. Griffith, and Myra Griffith, both at home, Mrs. C. M. Stewart of Lewiston, Mont., George at home, Earl, Ernes and Guy all of this city.  Mrs. Louanna Bradshaw of Aid, Mrs. George Powell of Aberdeen, Wash., Dr. W. L. Griffith of Pedro and J. R. Vermillion of Springfield, brothers and sisters also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 at the family home, ad burial will be in the Bradshaw cemetery near Arabia.

GILMORE, C. W.       I.T. Jan. 4, 1941
The body of C. W. Gilmore of 314 Chestnut street, who died in Albany, Ga., will arrive in Ironton tonight and friends may call at the O’Keefe funeral home throughout Sunday.  Last services will probably be held Monday but definite arrangements had not been completed this morning.

                                       I.T. Jan. 6, 1941 Services for C. W. Gilmore who died in Albany, Ga., were conducted in the O’Keefe funeral home this afternoon, with burial in Calvary cemetery.

SCOTT, W.B.             MORNING IRONTONIAN June 11, 1924
The funeral of W. B. Scott, former Russell resident who was drowned near St. Albans, W. Va., when his train went through a bridge, will be held at St. Albans today when C. & O. train 6 arrives in that city.  This arrangement was made so friends from Russell would reach the city in time to attend.