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1907: John Edwards drowned Monday night Sep 23 at 9 oclock, body found Sep 26 at 3 P. M.

[from Cemeteries of Gallipolis Township, Pine Street Cemetery listing: "Edwards, John E. b. Feb. 6, 1872 d. Sep. 23, 1907"]

Kyger---A Sudden Death.

Sunday morning Samuel Robinson arose feeling quite well and went up to Athens to visit his daughter. He had been to his daughter's but a short time when he was taken suddenly ill with heart disease and died in a few minutes. He was well known through out the community, having served a number of terms as Squire in the township in which he lived. The remains were brought home from Athens Monday on the evening train. The funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 10 o'clock at the Grange Hall near his home.---
Gallipolis Tribune.


Mrs. Elizabeth A. Blackburn was born May 3, 1836, and died at her home in Cheshire township, Gallia county, Ohio, April, 25, 1895, aged 58 years, 11 months, and 22 days. She had been a member of the First Kyger Church for many years. She bore her illness with patience, and during her sickness always had a kind word for all her friends. Could each tear of regret for her departure be dropped as a blossom upon her grave, she would be beneath a wilderness of flowers. She was a kind mother, but we should not mourn. We must all live so that, when our time comes to go, we may meet mother in heaven.


Mother, thou wast mild and lovely,
   Gentle as the summer breeze;
Pleasant as the air of evening,
   When it floats among the trees.

How gloomy the days are without her;
   Yet why do we mourn for her now?
We know the angels are about her,
   And a jeweled crown on her brow.

Oh, how sad it was to give her up,
   To come to us no more;
But cruel death has called her home,
   To dwell on that celestial shore.

Dearest mother thou hast left us,
   And thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'twas God that hast bereft us,
   He can all our sorrows heal.

Then let our sorrow cease to flow,
   God has recalled his own;
But let our hearts in every woe
   Still say, "Thy will be done."


[from Cemeteries of Cheshire Township, Gravel Hill Cemetery listing: "Blackburn, Elizabeth A. b. 1825 d. 1895"]

Well-Known Young People Wedded New Year's Eve.

New Year's eve, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William W. Bell, on Garfield Ave. Miss Bessie G. Bell and Oliver G. Lyle were united in marriage by Rev. T. F. Carey of Greenfield, O. Only a small number of near relatives and intimate friends of the contracting parties witnessed the ceremony, which was followed by an elegant wedding supper.

Oliver and Bessie (Bell) Lyle

The bride is an estimable and attractive young lady. For some months she had been a clerk in the Ten Cent Store. The groom is a city mail-carrier and is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Lyle of Kanauga. He is an industrious, studious, exemplary young man.
     May happiness and prosperity be theirs is the wish of their numerous friends. [married Dec. 31, 1908]

Little Child Dead

     Little Evelyn Priode, daughter of Edgar and Lettie Coughenour Priode, was born at Cheshire on Nov. 29, 1908, and departed this life at Mt. Carmel hospital in Columbus on Feb. 7, 1916, aged 7 years, 2 months and 9 days.
     The remains were brought to Cheshire Wednesday and the funeral conducted by Rev. George Sprouse, assisted by Revs. Reed and Lightner that afternoon. The high esteem in which she was held was shown by the abundance of beautiful flowers, and the large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends who came to witness the last sad rites. After the funeral services she was laid to rest by the side of her mother and little brother in Gravel Hill cemetery. The casket was borne by four of her young friends, Catharine Swisher, Neva Winegar, Hilah Swisher and Eunice Roush.
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