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New historic Ohio Newspapers now online at the Library of Congress

COLUMBUS— The Ohio History Connection is pleased to announce that 9 more historic Ohio newspapers have been digitized and uploaded to the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America website at http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov thanks to a $248,600 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio, part of the National Digital Newspaper Program developed… Read More »

Reba B. (Molihan) Parks

Reba B. (Molihan) Parks, was born Aug. 7, 1948, to the late Nolan Molihan and Anna Crabtree. She was a graduate of Jackson High School, Class of 1966. Reba retired from the Ross County Human Services, Chillicothe, Ohio.  Reba went home on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness. Reba enjoyed… Read More »

Keith Allen Coon

Keith Allen Coon, age 51, of Jackson passed away Friday, April 12, 2019 in Gallipolis, Ohio. He was born June 28, 1967 in Gallipolis, Ohio to Marion E. and Janice L. Harrison Coon. He was a United States Army Veteran, Loved to watch the Ohio State Buckeyes, enjoyed playing golf and was a member of… Read More »

Dainty Lorraine (Murray) Speraw

Dainty Lorraine Speraw, 90, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 12, 2019, at Jenkins Care Community in Wellston. She was born August 24, 1928, in McArthur, Ohio, to the late Floyd Albert Murray, Sr. and Cora Bishop Murray. She was a 1946 graduate of Allensville High School and married her husband, who… Read More »

Evelyn Kay (Sagraves) Brady

Evelyn Kay (Sagraves) Brady, age 71, of Jackson, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. She was born in Gallipolis, Ohio on Feb. 3, 1948 to the late William Bowens and Violet Aileen (Miller) Bowens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her… Read More »

Melody “Gail” Wright

Melody “Gail” Wright, age 62, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the Ohio State Hospital after a short battle with cancer. She was born June 25, 1956 in Wellston, Ohio to the late James Carpenter, Sr. and Barbara (Browning) Carpenter.  She is survived by her spouse of many years, Steve Fowler;… Read More »

Gertrude Adkins

Gertrude Adkins, age 90, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Oakwood Community Health of Jackson. She was born March 19, 1929 in Antigo, Wisconsin to the late Ira and Vera (Dehart) Adkins.  She is survived by her son, Lawrence (Brenda) Adkins; grandson, Chester (Rebecca) Adkins; great-grandchildren: Viranna (Michael)… Read More »

Daniel Wayne Pauley

Daniel Wayne Pauley, age 53, of Columbus and formerly of Jackson, passed away at Grant Medical Center in Columbus on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. He was born in Lovely, Kentucky on Feb. 9, 1966 to the late Cleo and Glennie (Brunson) Pauley. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Tammy Brunson.… Read More »

Pamela Sue Fraley Napper

Pamela Sue Fraley Napper, age 63, of Washington Court House, Ohio, passed away Monday, April 8, 2019 at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. She was born May 5, 1955 in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Walter Ray Fraley and Patricia Ann Shoemaker Fraley. Pam was a 1973 graduate of Wellston… Read More »

Gerald Nelson

Gerald Nelson fought for as long as he could to stay with his family, until the Lord called him home, April 7, 2019 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Gerald was born on March 16, 1932 to the late, William Loar and Sarah Elizabeth Nelson of Jackson, Ohio. Along with his parents, he was preceded… Read More »

Ivan Franklin Wallace

Ivan Franklin Wallace, 83, of McArthur, entered heaven April 8, 2019.  He was born July 2, 1935 in Jackson County, son of the late George and Margret Nichols Wallace.  Ivan was married for 63 years to Naomi Christian Wallace, who survives. He retired from the deep coal mines in Meigs County and also worked for… Read More »

John W. Martindill, Sr.

John W. Martindill, Sr., 94, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away Monday morning, April 8, 2019, in Wellston. He was born in Wellston on March 11, 1925, to the late Ralph and Christine Ruffner Martindill. He was a 1943 graduate of Wellston High School and a U.S. Army veteran of WW II. He married his first… Read More »

James Todd “Jake” McCormick

James Todd “Jake” McCormick, age 56, of Oak Hill, passed away April 5, 2019 at SOMC Hospice.  He was born Sept.16, 1962 in Gallipolis to Otis and Vivian (Dillon) McCormick.  Jake was a skilled craftsman, worked in construction, and could make or fix anything.  He loved to hunt and fish. He is survived by one… Read More »

James Dale “Jim” Rice

John Sherman Wright, age 71, of Vinton, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson, Ohio.  He was born Sept. 5, 1947 in Letcher County, Kentucky to Sherman Andrew Wright and Morene Bentley Wright.  John was a graduate of Wellston High School with the Class of 1967.  He retired from… Read More »

James Dale “Jim” Rice

James Dale “Jim” Rice, 79, of Wellston, Ohio, surrounded by his family, passed away on Tuesday evening, April 2, 2019, at Ohio Health Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born in Wellston on April 12, 1939, to the late Wendell Sanford Rice and Dorothy Mae McDaniels Rice. He retired from the U.S. Army… Read More »

Dr. David O. Morgan

Dr. David O. Morgan, D.D.S., 94, formerly of Delphos, passed away on March 17, 2019, in Ft. Wayne. He was born on May 22, 1924, to David Stanley and Elizabeth Mary (Jones) Morgan in Oak Hill, Ohio. He was united in marriage to Marylou Romig on Aug. 6, 1950, in Lima. She survives in Ft.… Read More »