Sunday, February 28, 2010

Search Engine

Search Engine

A friend asked me if I know how to install a Search box on a website. When I had my website on AOL I installed the code to search the components of the website. I've forgotten how I did it. I think I used a free routine I got from Microsoft. I decided to do a Google search to see what I could find about free search engine options.

I discovered that Google has a Search gadget that can quickly and easily be installed on the Google blogs. I believe this feature can also be installed on websites

I tested the gadget on one of my four blogs and it worked "like a charm." I decided to install the search box at the top of the sidebar on all four of my Google blogs.

Enter your search terms in the search box and click to search. The results of your search will appear in the display window on the left side of the screen. Notice at the top of the window there is a line with three search options and an "X" in a little box:. The options are:

  • This Blog
  • Linked From Here
  • Links to Other Blogs and Points of Interest
  • "X" - (to close the search results window)

Try all three to see how they work. With each "hit" the URL for the blog where the cited item was found is displayed.

I hope the "Search" feature will help you move around in the blogs and make it easy to find anything you want to look at a second time.

Mr. Dickie
28/Feb/2010 8:41

Friday, February 26, 2010

Harrison, Leona Mae (Schafer)

Leona Mae (Schafer) Harrison

RESEARCHER: Leona Mae (Schaffer) Harrison was, like her mother, interested in family history and genealogy. She shared her information with researcher Richard E. Henthorn. Richard and Melva enjoyed visiting with Leona during one of their visits to New Martinsville, WV.

Leona Mae Schafer Harrison, 87, of Ross Street, New Martinsville, W. Va., died Sept. 26, 2009 at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield. She was born Jan. 16, 1922 in Warwood, W. Va., the daughter of the late Frank and Grace Suter Schafer. She was a retired federal employee for the VA Hospital in Butler, Pa., where she worked as a secretary in the dental clinic. She was a member of the D.A.R. the Monroe County Genealogy Society, United Methodist Women of Hannibal, and the Hannibal United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two brothers: Chester (Freda) Schafer, Powhatan Point; and Francis Schafer, South Carolina; also several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Clarence D. Harrison, a brother Franklin Schafer and an uncle Delbert Suter.

The family received friends on Sept. 29 at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, Clarington. Funeral services were held Sept. 30, 11 a.m., at Hannibal United Methodist Church, 52732 SR536, Hannibal, with Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Interment in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Clarington.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the American Cancer Society, 122 S. High St., Morgantown, W. Va. 26501.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Henthorn, Melvin Willard

Melvin Willard Henthorn

BIRTH: Melvin Willard Henthorn, 19 Mar 1923, Ohio Twp., Monroe Co., OH; Father: Erman; Mother: Georgia Baker, residents of Hannibal, OH
(Source: Monroe County Health Department Birth Records, furnished by Linda Henthorn)

RELATIONSHIP: Melvin Willard Henthorn and his wife, Helen Elizabeth Spear, were 5th cousins, one generation removed. There common ancestor was James Henthorn, the first.

NO_ISSUE: Melvin and Helen Henthorn had no children.

DEATH: He died before his brother Maurice, who died in August 1991. He died at the Barnesville General Hospital.

Problem: Delbert Henthorn has his name, Melvin William Henthorn.

Melvin W. Henthorn, 58, of RD 1, New Matamoras, [OH], died Monday [20 Apr 1981] at Barnesville General Hospital. He was born March 19, 1923 at Hannibal, [OH] a son of the late Erman and Georgiana Baker Henthorn.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Hannibal, and a retired employee of the Ohio Injector Co., Wadsworth.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Spear Henthorn in 1955 and one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Cochran.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Frank (Betty) Wilson of Newport, Mrs. Carl (Wilma) Ludolph of Fly, and Mrs. Richard (Thelma) Danver of New Matamoras; two brothers, Maurice of Barberton, and Gerald of Wardsworth.

Friends will be received at the Rush Funeral Home, Sardis, 7 to 9 p.m. tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Frank Conley officiating. Burial in Emma Grove Cemetery, Hannibal, [OH].
(Source: hand dated clipping, 1981 - furnished by Ruth Shuck)

Evans, Mabel (Henthorn) Conley

Mabel Conley Evans, 87, of Route 1 Washington, died Wednesday [9 Sep 1992] at the Worthington Manor Care Center, Parkersburg, WV.

Mrs. Evans was retired from St. Joseph's Hospital and was a member of the First Assembly of God and the Wood County Senior Citizens.

She was born in Roane County, WV, daughter of the late Fletcher and Victoria Bonnett Henthorne.

She is survived by five sons, Ira Conley of Ocala, FL, Melvin Conley of Parkersburg, Ralph Conley of Maryland, Robert Conley of Lancaster, Ohio and Gene Conley of Charlotte, NC; two daughters, Waunetta Scherich of Charlotte, NC and Darlene Roach of Washington; 26 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley Conley, in 1980; two daughters; two grandsons; and one great-granddaughter.

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, at First Assembly of God, Marrtown, with Pastor Marvin Dennis and the Reverend Ira Conley officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg, WV.

Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-noon Friday, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, and at the church one hour prior to services.
(Source: news clipping hand dated 9 Sep 1992)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Henthorn, Glenn Lenard

Glenn Lenard Henthorn

Birth: Batch #: H000073, Source Call #: 884161-884163
Glenn L. Henthorn, 14 Jun 1921, Harlowton, Wheatland, MT, son of Lee Glenn Henthorn and Petronella Fuller

Glenn L. Henthorn, 50, 3728 Sunset Way, Longview, WA died June 29, [1971] in a local hospital. Born June 14, 1921 at Harlowton, MT, Mr. Henthorn owned and operated the Henthorn Construction Co., was a Navy veteran of WWII, a member of the Longview Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Ryderwood Masonic Lodge, the Elks and the American Legion. He had been a resident of Longview since 1956, arriving here from Harlowton, MT.

Survivors include his wife, Lilli-An, at home; three sons, Gary Henthorn of Longview, Keith and Kurt Henthorn, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Nadine Leavitt of Warden, WA and Mrs. Glennis Bohannon of Spanish Fork, UT; one brother, Dick Henthorn of Big Timber, MT; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Henthorn of Baker, OR and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Longview Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop Gary Potter officiating. The casket will remain closed during the services. Those wishing to pay their respects may call at McVicker's Chapel on the Hill prior to the services. Concluding services and interment will follow in Longview Memorial Park. Arrangements under the direction of McVicker's Chapel on the Hill.
(Source: unknown - furnished by Nadine Leavitt)

Henthorn, Garland Virgil Cleetice

Garland Virgil Cleetice Henthorn

AKA: Clete

RESIDENCES: At one time he lived in Cambridge, OH.
RESIDENCES: As of Nov 1993, he lived at Mount Vernon, OH.
RESIDENCES: As of Dec 1994, he lived in Columbus, OH.

OBITUARY: Cleetice V. Henthorn
MOUNT VERNON, OH -- Cleetice V. "Clete" Henthorn, 78, of Columbus, [OH], formerly of Cambridge and Mount Vernon, died Tuesday (Feb. 21, 1995) at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.

He was born June 11, 1916, in Parkersburg, W.Va., son of the late Ellsworth and Ethel Rubel Henthorn.

Mr. Henthorn retired as engineer from the Penn Central Railroad with 35 years of service and was a member of the V&L F&E Lake Division of Penn Central Railroad.

He was a member of First Church of God at Mount Vernon, Elbrook Masters Lodge 634 F&AM of Cleveland, and past patron of Guernsey Chapter 211 Order of Eastern Star, Cambridge, [OH].

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Virginia Lynn Henthorn, a son Clinton Vaughn Henthorn, three brothers, Gilbert, Carl and Harrison Henthorn, and a great-granddaughter.

Mr. Henthorn leaves his wife, Thelma Thomas Henthorn; four sons, Lloyd, Garland, Dean Henthorn all of Mount Vernon and Gail Henthorn of Newark; three brothers, Richard, Camden and Warren Henthorn, all of Mount Vernon; 12 grandchildren and 13 grandchildren.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where services will be 10 a.m. Friday with the Revs. Leon Hartwig and Keith Simmons officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus.
(Source: Cambridge, OH paper, 22 Feb 1995 - furnished by Lona Coss)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Henthorn, Everett William

Everett William Henthorn

Problem: Is this Everett William Henthorn or Everett F. Henthorne?

BIRTH: Evert F. (sic) Henthorn, 11 Apr 1892, Adams Twp., Monroe Co., OH; Father: Wm. H. Henthorn; Mother: Mary E. Ward
(Source: Monroe County Health Department Birth Records, Vol. 1, p. 220, - furnished by Linda Henthorn)

Problem: Was the date of birth 27 May 1895 from the Social Security Death Index or 11 Apr 1892 in Adams Twp., Monroe Co., OH from Vol. 3, page 79 of the Birth Records at Woodsfield, OH?

ANNIVERSARY: To Celebrate Golden Wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Everett W. Henthorn of Beallsville Rt. 3 - Mellot Ridge - will be honored guests in celebration of their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, July 30th, [1966].

An Open House is planned to be held at the Cameron School House, off State Route 78 in Cameron, where relatives and friends will be received from 2:00 to 5:00 o'clock in the afternoon and from 7:00 to 10:00 in the evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Henthorn were married in Wheeling, West Virginia, on November 25th, 1916. Fifty years ago Mrs. Henthorn was the former Miss Pearl Miller. Mr. Henthorn has been a farmer all his life and drove a school bus for 25 years. They are members of the Church of Christ.

They are the parents of one daughter, Mrs. Ray (Edna Mae) Truex of Lilly, Penna., and two sons, Donald of Rittman, Ohio, and Virgial of Dearborn, Michigan. They have one grandson and five granddaughters.

The children in holding an open house celebration for their parents have expressed the hope that many friends of their parents and relatives will be able to share the occasion with them. (Source: newspaper clipping, with photo, Thursday, 21 Jul 1966)

RESIDENCES: In Jul-Aug 1972 his address was Rt. 3, Beallsville, OH 43716.

OBITUARY: Death of Everett W. Henthorn
Everett W. Henthorn age 92, of Beallsville R.#3, Ohio died early Saturday evening Sept. 12, 1987 at the Wetzel County Hospital New Martinsville, W.Va. He was born May 27, 1895 in Monroe County, [OH] the son of the late William and Elizabeth Ward Henthorn.

He was a retired farmer and school bus driver. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife Pearl Miller Henthorn of the Woodsfield Americare Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Two sons: Virgil Henthorn - Beallsville R#3, Ohio, and Donald Henthorn - Rittman, Ohio. One daughter - Mrs. Edna Truex - Beaver, W.Va. Six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren. One half-sister, Ella Pittman - Beallsville R#3, Ohio, Brother-in-law, William Miller - Clarington, Ohio Route #1, sister-in-law, Lucy Miller - San Lorenza, California, also several nieces and nephews.

Friends were received at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home Woodsfield on Monday where services were held on Tuesday with Minister Tom Butterfield officiating. Burial was in the Captina Cemetery, Beallsville. (Source: undated newspaper clipping - furnished by Ruth Shuck)

CEMETERY: A Nov 1994 photograph of the tombstone at Captina Cemetery (Route 556)
reads: HENTHORN; PEARL M.; 1892 - 1988; EVERETT W.; 1895 - 1987
(Furnished by Delbert Henthorn)

Butler, Mary Ann (Eastham)

Mary Ann Eastham

AKA: Mary Ann Eastham was known as, Molly.

Mary Ann Butler, 89, of Reader, [WV], died Wednesday at home. She was a member of the Eight Mile Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Q. Butler.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary Alice Butler and Edith Henthorne, both of Reader, [WV]; four sons, Melvin, Albert and Peter all of Wellsburg, and Curtis of Weirton; two sisters, Goldie Rice and Martha LeMasters both of Wellsburg; a brother, Clyde Easton of Reader; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren.

Friends received at the Palmer Funeral Home, Pine Grove, after 2 p.m. Thursday where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday. Interment in Fox Cemetery, Reader, [WV].
(Source: hand dated clipping, 27 Dec 1978 - furnished by Finnicum and Briggs)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Atkinson, Lydia Martha (Eagler)

Lydia Martha Eagler

BIRTH: 22 Apr 1841 near Olive, Noble Co., OH

AKA: Martha Eagler

OBITUARY: 1841 Mrs. B.F. Atkinson 1908
On a beautiful autumn day, the twenty-seventh of October [1908] at her home in Caldwell, Ohio, surrounded by her immediate family, calmly as an infant closes its eyes in slumber, thus calmly and peacefully did Lydia Martha Atkinson pass to her long sleep and her spirit returned to the God who gave it.

She was born near Olive, in Noble county, O., April 22, 1841, her parents being John and Mary (Schofield) Eagler both natives of Pennsylvania. In the early years of the last century they settled in what is now Noble county, to which union were born the following children: Elizabeth (deceased); Will and Joseph both residing in Illinois; Charles of Macksburg; Lydia Martha, the subject of this sketch; John (deceased); Nancy J. of Macksburg; and David.

She obeyed the scriptural injunction: "Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth," having united [with] the Methodist Episcopal church [at] the age of sixteen.

On the third [day] of September 1865, she was united in marriage with B.F. Atkinson and [trans]ferred her membership to the [Christ]ian Church of which her hus[band] was a member, thus for nearing ... century theirs was a united .. in all things religious, as well [as] social and moral.

She was an ... ... christian, wife and mother, one whose christian character portrayed itself in all her daily walk and conversation, and her absence from her loved ones leaves aching hearts whose consolation rests in the faith that wife, mother and sister has gone to her Savior [sic] as she so earnestly prayed to do during her long sickness.

Mrs. Atkinson's sickness dates from the 25th of April last and she has been confined to her bed for the past seven weeks, during all of which time she was a most patient sufferer, never complaining and hoping for the best. When it became evident to her that her days were nearly numbered and the sands of life were nearly run, her contentment was perfect for she had long ago "set her house in order," and occupied much of her last hours in arranging for the welfare of her family.

On the 22nd day of April, 1886, the family removed from their home in Macksburg and have ever since made their home in Caldwell, a community whose loving kindness and sympathy cannot be bounded by time but reaches beyond into the sunshine of Eternity.

She leaves behind to mourn their great loss, besides brothers and sisters, a lonely husband and the following children: William S. Atkinson, Miss Mary Atkinson, Mrs. Alma Quick, Mrs. Lillie Kean, Mrs. Jessie Way of Wheeling, W.Va., Mrs. Bertha Brennan, and C.F. Atkinson of Dexter City, Ohio, one sweet little infant, Lula Jones, whom she has joined after many years of waiting, never again to part, but who watch and wait with beckoning hands until they all may be reunited in the home, "Over There."

The last sad rites will be conducted by Rev. L.W. Finley at the family residence on Main St., Thursday, at 10 a.m. after which interment will be made in the Olive cemetery.
(Source: undated newspaper clipping - furnished by Gary Chesney)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Henthorn,Wilma M. (Arnold) Witte

Wilma M. (Arnold) Witte Henthorn

Wilma M. (Arnold) Witte was the 5th wife of William Romey Henthorn. She was first married to Robert V. Witte.

Wilma M. Henthorn, 80, of Rosemar Road, Parkersburg, [WV] died Monday (3 May 1993) at her residence.

Mrs. Henthorn was a retired food manager for Spencer State Hospital, and was a member of the Parkersburg Woman's Club, Parkersburg Christian Women's Club, Vienna Garden Club and the North Parkersburg Baptist Church.

She was born in Clay County, a daughter of the late Martin and Flora Fulks Arnold.

She is survived by two sons, Leon Witte of Parkersburg and Adrian D. Witte of Spencer; one daughter, Madge Camp of Spencer; one sister Patty Lemasters of Mogadore, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert V. Witte, in 1964; her second husband, William R. Henthorn, in 1975; two sons, William Witte, in 1975, and James Witte, in 1982; two brothers, Eston Arnold and Darris Arnold; and one sister Toos McMorrow.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Homer, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Hayward Lough and the Rev. David Freshour officiating. Burial will be in Lynch Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, and from 9 a.m. until the hour of services Thursday.

Butler, James Quincy

James Quincy Butler

RESIDENCES: The James Quincy Butler family lived on Eight Mile Ridge, near Reader, WV.

MARRIAGE: James Quincy Butler and Mary A. (Molly) Eastham were married on 18 Apr 1909 by G.W. Lancaster.

OCCUPATION: James Butler was a farmer

CHURCH_AFFILIATION: member of the Church of Christ

OBITUARY: James Q. Butler
James Quince Butler, 52, well-known and very highly respected citizen of Eight Mile Ridge, near Reader, [WV], passed away at his home there on Monday March 20, after an illness of several months.

He was born in Proctor, [WV] on April 9, 1881, and had been a resident of this county all his life. He had been a member of the Church of Christ for twenty-eight years and was active in church work.

Funeral services were conducted at the Church of Christ at Far, W.Va., on Wednesday, March 22, 1933, in charge of Rev. A.E. Wickham, assisted by Rev. J.E. Ferrebee. Interment in Fox cemetery was in charge of Harry Palmer, Pine Grove, [WV] funeral director.

His his survived by his widow, Mary Ann Butler, five sons, Melvin, Albert, Ester, Peter and Curtis; two daughters, Edith and Alice Butler, of Far; two brothers H.E. Butler and Curtis Butler, of Far; ... sisters, Mrs. Marion Smith, of Proctor; Mrs. Henry Mason, of Reader; Mrs. Louella Cozart, of Proctor, and Mrs. Charles Burgess of Reader, besides a host of more distant relatives and many friends who deeply regret his passing.
(Source: undated clipping furnished by Finnicum and Briggs)

Henthorne, Edith Mae (Butler)

Edith Mae Butler

Problem: Was the middle name, May or Mae?

RESIDENCES: After the death of Kenneth, Edith continue to live on Eight Mile Ridge, Wetzel Co., WV until she died in 1987.

Problem: Was the place of death, Wetzel Co. WV or Glen Dale, Marshall Co., WV.

Edith M. Henthorne, 69, of Star Route, Reader, [WV], died Tuesday, July 14, 1987 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, [WV]. She was born Dec. 2, 1917, in Wetzel County, [WV], daughter of the late James Q. and Mary Ann Eastham [Butler]. She was a member of the Eight Mile Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Kenneth Henthorne, in 1985; two brothers.

Surviving are a son, James C. of Reader; two daughters, Wanda Henthorne of Sistersville, and Linda Greenwalt of Reader; three brothers, Albert and Pete Butler, both of Wellsburg, and Curt Butler of Weirton; a sister, Mary Alice Butler of Reader; four grandchildren.

Friends were received at Palmer Funeral Home, Pine Grove, where services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday with David Lively officiating. Interment in Kadesh Chapel Cemetery, Beech Bottom.
(Source: undated clipping - furnished by Elizabeth Mullett)

BURIAL: Funeral Memorial booklet states: In Memory of Edith M. Henthorne; Date of Birth 22 Dec 1917; Date of Death 14 Jul 1987; Services Thurs., 16 Jul 1987 Palmer Funeral Home; Minister David Lively; Interment Kadesh Chapel Cemetery, Beech Bottom, WV.
(Furnished by Delbert Henthorn)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Miller, Mazie (Boughner)

Mazie Boughner

AKA: Mazy Boughner

RESIDENCES: As of Dec 1869, in OH

LAND: David A. Conger of Washington Co., Ohio; Charles A. Conger, Lavinia Dougherty, wife of Joshua Dougherty, and Aaron A. Conger, all of the State of Illinois, Elijah A. Conger of the State of Kansas, Mary Purtlebaugh, wife of George of the State of Indiana, Stephen L. Conger, whose place of residence is unknown, Julia K. Walton, wife of Richard K. Walton, James M. Boughner, John M. Boughner, Margaret Boughner, Mary Boughner, Juila A. Boughner, Thomas J. Boughner, Mazy Boughner, Lavinia Boughner, Michael Boughner and Margaret Conger all of the State of Ohio, Monroe Co. will take notice that a petition was filed against them on the 2nd of day of Dec. in the court of Common Pleas by Michael Boughner for partition of N 1/2 of NE 1/4 S.12, T.3, R.4, 80 acres.
(Source: Spirit of Democracy, 21 Dec 1869, found in Fedorchak - furnished by Robert Guilinger)

OBITUARY: Mrs. Mazie Miller
Mrs. Mazie Miller, 88, Clarington, [OH] Route 2, died Thursday [27 Mar 1952] at 10:30 a.m. She was born in Cameron, Ohio, and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Henthorn of Beallsville Route 3, Mrs. Julia Wenzenried of Beallsville Route 1, Mrs. Edna Pritchett of Akron; three sons, Elbert of Reding, Calif., George of Clarington Route 2 and William of the home.

The body is at the Rush funeral home, Clarington, pending final arrangements.
(Source: clipping, hand dated, 28/29 Mar 1952 - furnished by Ruth Shuck)

Baldwin, Franklin

Franklin Baldwin

LAND: Franklin and his wife, Mary Jane Baldwin, added to the family of Isaac Baldwin based on 3 May 1848 deed of conveyance to George W. Durkee of a share of property once owned by Isaac Baldwin. Mrs. Emanuel Baldwin pointed out that no other information has been found about him other than this deed. He is not in the 1850 or 1870 census of Monroe Co., OH. See the record of George W. Durkee for the full text of the deed.

CENSUS: 18?0, in Gallia Co., OH, Clay Twp.
CENSUS: 1870, in Macon Co., MO, Ten Mile Twp.
CENSUS: 1880, in Barton Co,, KS, Great Bend


OBITUARY: Was Nearly 97 Years Old
Franklin Baldwin Who Died Tuesday Was Born in Ohio in 1819

Franklin Baldwin, the oldest citizen in Wellsville, [Franklin Co., KS] and a resident of the town since 1882, died at his home at 2:15 Tuesday morning, [4 Jan 1916] following a general breaking down. Mr. Baldwin had been in fairly good health until two weeks ago, and during the past summer and fall had been able to do quite a little work about his home. Until two weeks ago he had been able to shave himself regularly.

He was born in Clarington, Ohio, February 9, 1819. He moved to Macon county, Missouri, after the way, and later to Shelby county, where he made his home on a farm. In the early seventies he went to Great Bend, Kans. where he bought railroad land and attempted to farm. The drou[g]th discouraged him and he returned to Missouri, locating at Pleasant Hill. In 1882 he move to Wellsville, [KS].

Mr. Baldwin was married to Mary Jane Newhouse, in October 1843. Mrs. Baldwin died in Wellsville July 6, 1885. In 1897 he was married to Martha Jane Ryan whose death occurred in November 1914. For a number of months before his death he had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Carrie Inman, who came here to care for her father.

The deceased had a wagon maker's shop on the east side of Main street for many years, until age compelled him to retire from business. He took an active interest in political matters and in all his life missed but one chance to vote at a presidential election, that of four years ago, when his physical abilities had failed him so that it was inconveniet for him to get about.

He had been a member of the Baptist church for a long time, in Missouri and in Wellsville, and until quite recently was a regular attendant at church services.

Nine children survive: Mrs. Carrie Inman, of Wellsville; Levi M. Baldwin, Spokane, Wash.; Mrs. Emma Jane Voorhees, Port Orchard, Wash.; Mrs. Alice Brumback, Macon, Mo.; Mrs. Clara Gray, Winfield, Kans.; Mrs. Adelaide Rhodes, Wellsville; W. C. Baldwin, Monte Vallo, Mo.; Albert Baldwin, Clarinda, Ia., and Mrs. Dora Baker, Portland, Ore.
(Source: The Wellsville Globe, Wellsville, Franklin County, Kansas, Friday January 7, 1916, page 1 - furnished by Judy Corey)

DEATH: State of Kansas; State Board of Health; Division of Vital Statistics;
Standard Certificate of Death; 301102.

Place of Death: County, Franklin; Township, Franklin; City, Wellsville
Full Name: Franklin Baldwin; widower
Date of Birth: Feb. 9, 1819
Age: 96 yrs, 10 mos, 25 da; Occupation: Farmer
Birthplace: Ohio
Name of Father: David Baldwin; Birthplace of Father: Clarington, Ohio
Maiden name of Mother: Mary Fronly; Birthplace of Mother: Ohio
Informant: Adelaide Rhodes; Wellsville, Kans.

Date of Death: Jan 4 1916
Cause of Death: (illegible)
Place of Burial or Removal: Wellsville, Kans
Date of Burial: Jan 6 1916
Undertaker: Wm Coughlin; Address: Wellsville, K
[Note: The above information extracted, by REH, from a xerox copy of the Death Certificate. It appeared that the information in the left column had been overwritten to make it legible. Also, note that researchers think that an error was made by the informant when she gave the name of Franklin's father as, David Baldwin. REH]
(Furnished by Judith Corey)

Atkinson,William Monroe

William Monroe Atkinson


Problem: Was the date of marriage 13 Feb 1864 as listed in the newspaper obituary, furnished by Robert Guilinger, or 17 Feb 1864 as listed by others?

Census: 1870, in Washington Co., OH, Aurelius Twp., 17 Jul 1870
Wm. M. Atkinson, 33, farmer, OH; Amanda J., 29, housekeeping, OH
Mary W., 3, dau., OH; Elizabeth J., 2, dau, OH; Hannah J., 3/12, dau, OH
(Furnished by Robert Guilinger)

CHILD: At the time of the death of Jerry Atkinson (son of William Atkinson), one of the other children of William Atkinson, was, Mrs. L.H. Barry.

OBITUARY: Atkinson Wm M, 57y, d 10 Jan [1899] at home near Macksburg in Washington Co., [OH], b 7 Oct 1841 near Cameron in Monroe Co, to Macksburg with parents when 17 yrs old [1858], mar'd 13 Feb 1864 Amanda J Walton of Monroe Co who survives, 2 sons & 3 daughters.
(Source: From a 26 Jan 1899 issue of a "Monroe County, Ohio Newspaper Abstracts" complied by Rita Koop and indexed by Karen Romick, p. 48, 1990 - furnished by Robert Guilinger)

Atkinson, Mary

Mary Atkinson

AKA: Mary Atkinson and Mamie Atkinson in 2 obituaries.

RESIDENCES: Main street, Caldwell, OH at the time of death.

CHURCH_AFFILIATION: Member of the First Church of Christ, Caldwell, OH. Taught Sunday School.

HEALTH_HISTORY: Blind her entire life

EDUCATION: Alumna of the State School for the Blind in Columbus, OH. Graduate in music.

OCCUPATION: Taught music in Caldwell, OH

DEATH: 6 Jan 1934 at her home on Main street, Noble Co., OH, from her obituary.

OBITUARY: Miss Mary Atkinson Dies at Her Home in Caldwell Following Lingering Illness.
CALDWELL, O., Jan. 7 -- Miss Mary Atkinson, aged 67, on of Caldwell's most highly respected and well loved women, succumbed to a lingering illness of complications at 12:45 Saturday morning at the family home on Main street. Miss Atkinson was the daughter of the late B.F. Atkinson, well known business man of Caldwell, [OH], and Martha Eagler Atkinson. She was born at Macksburg and came to Caldwell to the Main street home 48 years ago, where she has since resided.

She received her education in the State School for the Blind, where she graduated in music. She was a musician of note and a teacher of music for many years. She was also a vocalist and loved to sing the old hymns and songs so dear to her heart. She was a charter member of the First Church of Christ in Caldwell, [OH] and was gifted with an unusual memory and was an earnest student of the Bible, having taught in the Sunday school for many years until her health failed two years ago.

Surviving are two sisters: Mrs. Harry Brennan of Columbus, who has remained with her sister during her last illness, and Mrs. David Quick of Caldwell, who is spending the winter in Miami, Fla.; also two brothers, W.F. Atkinson of near Caldwell and C.F. Atkinson of Cambridge.

Funeral services will be held from the First Church of Christ Monday afternooon
at 1 o'clock conducted by Rev. Charles W. Perry and interment in the family lot
in the Olive cemetery, east of Caldwell, [OH].
(Source: undated newspaper clipping - furnished by Gary Chesney)

OBITUARY: Mamie Atkinson
Miss Mamie Atkinson, aged 67, one of the most beloved characters in Noble county, [OH], passed away at her home on Main street, Saturday morning at 12:45 o'clock. Death came after a lingering illness of two years duration.

Miss Atkinson was the daughter of the late B.F. Atkinson, former well known business man of Caldwell, and Martha [E]agler Atkinson. She was born at Macksburg, [OH] and spent her early girlhood here. Some 48 years ago she moved to the family [home] on Main street, where she has since resided.

The deceased was blind her entire life, She was a[n] alumna of the State School for the Blind at Columbus and a graduate in music. She had a unusual accomplishment for music, and loved to sing the old church hymns that were dear to her heart. She taught music in Caldwell for several years. She was a charter member of the First Church of Christ and had an unusual knowledge of the Bible. She taught Sunday School class until two years ago, when she was unable to attend church due to her illness.

Surviving are two sisters: Mrs. Harry Brennen of Columbus, who has been at the home of her sister, during her illness, and Mrs. David Quick of Main street, who is spending the winter months in Miami, Fla.; two brothers, W.F. Atkinson of Caaldwell [sic] route and C.F. Atkinson, Cambridge, [OH].

Last rites were held at the First Church of Christ Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. Charles W. Perry officiating. Brief services were held at the home, after which the cortege left for the church. Burial was made in the Olive cemetery by Mills and Wheeler, funeral directors.
(Source: hand dated newpaper clipping, died 6 Jan 1934, blind, cousin - furnished by Gary Chesney)


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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Phipps, Martha L. (Atkinson)

Martha L. (Atkinson) Phipps

AKA: Mattie L. Atkinson; Mattie Atkinson in the 1870 Census of Muskingum Twp., Washington Co., OH.

Census: 1880, in Washington Co., OH, Muskingum Twp., 8 Jun 1880
Issac Atkinson, 60, OH; Hannah, 61, wife, OH
Mattie Morris, 22, dau, OH
[QUESTION: If Mattie Atkinson married H.T. Morris in 1879 where was he at the time of the 1880 census?]
(Furnished by Robert Guilinger)

RESIDENCES: As of Oct 1906, Mrs. Mattie Phipps of Macksburg, OH

CHURCH_AFFILIATION: Member of the Macksburg Methodist Church, Macksburg, OH

OBITUARY: Mrs. Mattie Atkinson Phipps, 82, well known resident of the Macksburg, [OH] community and a member of the early families there, died at her home at Macksburg on Wednesday evening following decline.

Mrs. Phipps was the daughter of the late Isaac and Hannah Atkinson. She was born at Macksburg and spent the greater part of her life there. She spent her early girlhood in Marietta, [OH] when the Atkinson home was at Fifth and Montgomery streets. Mrs. Phipps was the last member of the family of brothers and sisters.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Reba Bailey of Findlay; and one grand daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Davis of Akron. The deceased was a member of the Macksburg Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at the Macksburg Methodist Church on Saturday at 2 p.m.
(Source: undated newspaper clipping, probably from Macksburg, OH - furnished by Gary Chesney)

Kerr, Lillian A. (Atkinson)

Lillian A. (Atkinson) Kerr

AKA: Lillie A. Atkinson; Lily Atkinson; Lilly Atkinson in the 1870 census of Muskingum Twp., Washington Co., OH.

RESIDENCES: Marietta, OH; Evansville, IN; As of Oct 1906, Mrs. Lilian Kerr of Parkersburg, WV

OBITUARY: Former Resident of Marietta is Dead
Funeral services for Mrs. Hugh Kerr, 72, former resident of Marietta, [OH], who died at her home in Parkersburg, [WV] on Sunday morning, will be held at the home on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Mrs. Kerr, who was the daughter of Isaac and Hannah Atkinson, was born at Cameron, [OH] on November 30, 1855. The family moved to Marietta when the deceased was a young girl.

Following her marriage to Charles Hugh Kerr of Newport, in 1879, she went to Evansville, Ind., to live and later made her home in Parkersburg, where her daughters are connected with the public schools. Mr. Kerr died in 1911.

Surviving is a son and two daughters, Raymond ...
(Source: undated newspaper clipping - furnished by Gary Chesney)

Atkinson, John C.

John C. Atkinson

AKA: Shorty according to Ruth Shuck

John C. Atkinson, 77, retired Clarington, [OH] carpenter, died Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. following a lengthy illness.

The deceased was born in Cameron, Ohio, July 8, 1874, and was a life long resident of Monroe county, and a member of the Church of Christ. His wife the former Amanda Jane Colvig, preceded him in death 30 years ago.

Surviving are two sons, Alton A. Atkinson in Tiltonsville and Chalmer C. Atkinson of Clarington; a sister, Miss Anna Atkinson; and two grandchildren.

The body is at the Rush funeral home at Clarington where it will remain for services Saturday afternoon at 2:30. Minister Jack Hawkins of Woodsfield will officiate and interment will follow in the Walton cemetery at Clarington.
(Source: undated clipping - furnished by Ruth Shuck)

Atkinson, Forrest

Forrest Atkinson

OBITUARY: Forrest Atkinson
Forrest "Frosty" Atkinson, 92, Barnesville Health Care Center, formerly of 51865 Headley Ridge Road, Beallsville, [OH] died Sunday, May 17, 1998 in Barnesville Hospital. He was born Aug. 27, 1905 near Barnesville, a son of the late John Atkinson and Maude Palmer Vaness.

He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of God, Beallsville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three half brothers, Alton and Chalmer Atkin- son and Floyd Vaness; a half sister, Ella Vaness Jacobs.

Surviving are two sons, Floyd of Beallsville and Guy of Creston; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Vera) Atkinson Sutliff of Palm Bay, Fla; a half brother, Fred Vaness of Malaga; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Harper Funeral Home, 52728 Ohio Ave., Beallsville, where services will be held Thurs- day at 1 p.m. with his son, the Rev. Floyd Atkinson officiating. Burial follows in East Sunsbury Cemetery, near Beallsville.
(Source: undated clipping from Martins Ferry, OH, Times Leader - furnished by Ruth Shuck)

Atkinson, Arlen Maurice

Arlen Maurice Atkinson

EDUCATION: Graduated in 1954

MILITARY: U.S. Air Force, 4 years

Arlen M. Atkinson, 6l, Tiltonsville, [OH] died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. He was born Sept. 22, 1936 at Clarington, a son of the late Alton A. and Sarah Henthorn Atkinson.

He was a retired employee of the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. Yorkville plant and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy C. Wells Atkinson.

Surviving are a son, Arlen A. Atkinson of Tiltonsville; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received today, 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, 102 Main St., Tiltonsville, where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with Floyd Atkinson officiating. Burial follows in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry. VFW Post 4811 will hold military graveside services on Friday in the funeral home.
(Source: August 26th, 1998 Times-Leader-Martins Ferry, Ohio - furnished by Ruth Shuck)

Atkins, David C.

David C. Atkins


OCCUPATION: 40 to 45 years in the produce business in the area of Milton, IA

CHURCH_AFFILIATION: Member of the Methodist Church, Milton, IA

David C. Atkins, a pioneer Milton [IA] man, died at his home in the central part of town last Thursday afternoon, after suffering a long illness. Mr. Atkins was 72 years of age, and had spent his entire lifetime in Milton or vicinity. He was the father of Postmaster M.E. Atkins and Marvin Atkins, and of Mrs. Beryl Gilchrist, all of Milton. These with his aged widow survive him.

Mr. Atkins was born on a farm south of Milton in 1859. For forty or forty-five years he was in the produce business, with headquarters in Milton. He drove over a wide area of this part of the state, as a huckster to promote his produce establishment. About three years ago, he retired, due to failing health. He had never been in good health at any time since his retirement. His surviving helpmate was Miss Lillian Henthorn, whom he married forty-seven years ago. This highly respected couple had a host of friends in this section, who knew them for the hospitable home which they maintained, and to which a wide circle of friends were always welcome.

The funeral services were held at the Methodist church last Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H. F. Gilbert, of Cantril. Rev. Gilbert was a former pastor of Mr. Atkins' the latter having been a member of the Methodist church in Milton since the pastorate of Rev. J. Wesley Potter, many years ago. Pallbears were six business men of Milton; A.R. Norman, C.E. Epperly, Warren Sherwood, J.A. Luman, O.E. Rowland and Frank Hoskins. Interment was at the Milton Sunnyside cemetery, with Burnetts in charge. (1931)
(Source: unknown - posted to Internet by Fran Hunt)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Higginbotham, James Franklin

James Franklin Higginbotham

James Franklin Higginbotham, 75, died at his home in Paden City, [WV] Monday [17 Aug 1936] after a lingering illness of several months. Funeral services were held in the Paden City Church of Christ. Rev. A.E. Harper of Newport, Ohio and Rev. Cornelius Abbott of Middlebourne officiated. Burial was made in the Northview Cemetery at New Martinsville.

He was born in Wetzel County, Dec. 10, 1860, the son of George Sansom Higginbotham and Georgianna Earnshaw Higginbotham.

A son, Owen F. preceded him in death in 1892.

Surviving are: his widow, Mrs. Huldah Hendershot Higginbotham, two daughters, Mrs. Allen Brown of Sunbury, PA and Mrs. Edward Meeker of California; two sons, Cecil at home and James Arnold of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Garner of Hundred and Mrs. Mary Hunt of Power. Fifteen grandchildren also survive. (August 17, 1936)
(Source: Wetzel County, WV Obituary Book, 1870-1940, Volume 1, 1981, p. 98, published by Wetzel County Genealogical Society - furnished by Darlene Bacon)