Monthly Archives: December 2012

Helen Eileen Conger

Helen Eileen Conger, age 80, of Wellston, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2012, at her residence. She was born September 11, 1932 in Jackson County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Carl Conger and Loma B. Campbell Conger. Helen was a 1951 graduate of Wellston High School. She was a former employee of the Hercules… Read More »

Joy Lee (Sturgill) Stringer

Joy Lee (Sturgill) Stringer, age 86, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Four Winds Community Center in Jackson. She was born January 25, 1926 in Hunnewell, Kentucky, to Melvin and Esther Mae (Picklesimer) Sturgill. Joy was a member of Moriah Presbyterian Church of Oak Hill and the Oak Hill Senior Citizens. She is survived… Read More »

Mary Elizabeth (Saxton) Hall

Mary Elizabeth (Saxton) Hall, age 90, of Thurman, Ohio passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at Holzer Senior Care in Gallipolis. She was born July 21, 1922 in West Virginia to the late Wilbert and Hattie (Dowell) Saxton. Mary found happiness being a cook for many years at Centerville Elementary School where she retired. She… Read More »

Beatrice E. Duggan

Beatrice E. Duggan, 82, of Wellston, passed from this life Wednesday, December 26, 2012. The daughter of John and Margaret Haranzo Timko, Bea was born March 2, 1930, at Tiltonsville, Ohio. She was a member of the Saints Peter & Paul Church in Wellston. Bea is survived by her son, Patrick of Youngstown; daughters, Christina… Read More »

DropBox vs. Flash Drives

Many of us remember when ZIP drives came out. 100MB of cheap, portable storage, and they were such an improvement over floppy disks. Click-of-death issues aside, the ZIP drives were wonderful for their time but you don’t see them much any more because of USB flash/jump/pen drives (choose one, everyone seems to call them something… Read More »

Bernard “Bernie” Edward Keppler

Bernard “Bernie” Edward Keppler, age 87, of S.R. 335, Beaver, Ohio, died Wednesday December 26, 2012 at the Four Winds Community Nursing Facility in Jackson, Ohio. He was born December 14, 1925 in Beaver, Ohio, a son of the late Philip and Lulu Gilland Keppler. He was united in marriage April 20, 1947 to his… Read More »

Jeanette Ray Stewart

Jeanette Ray Stewart, age 74, of Chillicothe, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012. She was born to the late Earl and Mary Ray on June 10, 1938. Jeanette grew up in Coalton, Ohio, where she graduated high school on May 17, 1956 and married the late Richard W. Stewart on August 24, 1955.… Read More »

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, 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 2012 Collections

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