Daily Archives: December 27, 2012

Roger Coleman

Roger Dean Coleman, age 55, of Oak Hill, OH passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Holzer Medical Center in Jackson, OH. Roger was born on September 28, 1957 to the late Sherman and Virginia (Dearth) Coleman. Roger was the owner of RC Recycling and Coleman’s VA Group Home. Roger is survived by his wife,… Read More »

Jason Lloyd Howell

Jason Lloyd Howell, age 37, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at the Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born September 25, 1975 in Gallipolis, Ohio. Jason was a 1994 graduate of Betsy Lane High School in Kentucky and was a former employee of Kroger in Jackson. He was a… Read More »

The Lives of Our Immigrant Ancestors

What was it like to come to America in the late 1800s or early 1900s? Wouldn’t it have been nice if our ancestors kept detailed journals of their voyages to the United States. How did they cope with a new language? Did they get sick on the ship? How long did it take them to… Read More »

Genealogy World, December 17th – 21st

Findmypast.com, a UK-based website specializing in British genealogical records, recently added 31 million new records spanning 38 US, UK, Irish and Australian collections. Included are British Army service and pension records spanning 1760-1902 from two British hospitals, as well the War Office; US military records, including Korean War POWs and casualties, and Vietnam War casualties;… Read More »

Free Access to 30 Ancestry.com 2012 Collections

Hope you had a wonderful holiday! Just to let you know that Ancestry.com is providing free access to 30 collections through Saturday, Dec. 29. More than 300 million select records from the collections added or updated to Ancestry.com this year are available, including the 1940 United States Federal Census. To access the records, visit Ancestry.com/2012. Happy searching!

Donna Rulene (Rider) Sickles

Donna Rulene (Rider) Sickles, 65, of Sour Run Road, Wellston, Ohio, passed away Monday, December 24, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born October 10, 1947, in Waverly, Ohio to the late Arthur and Darlene Rider. In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by brothers, Ronnie Rider and… Read More »

Avanelle Betty Ellington Salisbury

Avanelle Betty Ellington Salisbury, 87, beloved wife of Addie Wathan Ellington (deceased) and Barry Salisbury (deceased), passed away Sunday evening, Dec. 23, 2012. Betty was the daughter of Fred and Josephine Cox. She was born in Jackson, Ohio. Betty is survived by David Ellington, her oldest son, Larry Ellington, Michael Ellington, Becky Ellington, Mark Ellington, as well… Read More »

Juanita Patton McNeal

Juanita Patton McNeal, age 85, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012, at the Jenkins Memorial Nursing Facility in Wellston. She was born October 10, 1927 in Wellston, Ohio, the daughter of the late Elmer Patton, Sr. and Helen Strong Patton. Juanita was a former employee of the Hercules Trouser Company in Wellston and… Read More »