Louisa L. McGlaughlin, third daughter of the late Dr. J. W. McGlaughlin and wife, of Van Wert, OH was born December 3, 1880, and died at her home at Tranquility, OH April 13, 1921, being 40 years, 4 months, and 8 days old. On November 9, 1899 at Peebles, OH, she was united in marriage to Blanchard J. Simmons, of Tranquility, OH, by the late Rev. D. A. Morrison. To this union were born six children, three boys, Estelle L., Harold, Wilson P., and three girls, Opal Irene, Kathryn J., and Ruby M. She leaves husband, children, mother, step-father, step-mother, Mrs. F. McGlaughlin, two sisters, Mrs. Huldah M. Gilbert, of Adrian, Michigan, and Mrs. Hallie McIntire, of Elyria, OH, one half-brother, L. D. McGlaughlin, of Fletcher, OH, and one half-sister, C. J. Cotterman, of Denkirk, OH, a host of friends and relatives who will mourn her early demise. In early life, she was united with the Lawshe Christian Church and lived a faithful Christian life until God relieved her suffering. Officially she was affiliated with the Violet Camp R. U. A. of Peebles, OH and Grange No. 2181 of Lawshe. The mother, in her office, holds the key of the soul, and she it is who [...] the coin of character and makes the being who would be a savage, but for her gentle cares. A Christian man, then crown her queen of the world.
P.G. Simmons was born October 10, 1836 and departed this life January 27, 1916, aged 80 years, 3 months, and 17 days. He was the third son of William and Slama G. Simmons and was united in marriage to Leah Jane Spurgeon, February 6, 1862, to this union were born ten children, three sons and seven daughters, John W. of Peebles, Ida M. Viers, of Tranquility, Anna A. White, of Dayton, Manda A. Tovelle, of Chillicothe, Rose I. Kennedy of Dayton, Effie A.Garman of Sinking Springs, Curtis E. and Blanchard J. Simmons, of Peebles, Myrta S. Simmons, of Dayton and Velva Gustin, of Seaman. He united with the German Baptist church of May Hill in early manhood and lived a consistent member throughout life. His wife proceeded him in death September 2, 1911, having lived almost 50 years in loving companionship together. After her death, he made his home with his youngest daughter, Velva Gustin, until a few days before his death, he was at the home of Curtis, when he took the grippe and pneumonia and only lasted but a few days. He was one of a family of nine children, seven brothers and two sisters, one brother and one sister left behind, ten children, thirty-seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren to mourn his loss. The services were conducted by Rev. Van Wright and Rev. Anderson and then he was laid to rest by the side of his wife in the Tranquility cemetery. There to await the resurrection of the blessed dead.
Harley Skinner, private services at 2 p.m., Thursday at Ellis Funeral Home in West Union. burial in Cherry Fork Cemetery. Callers at the funeral home.
The Portsmouth Daily Times, Portsmouth OH - 23 Sep 1981
Chester R. Slack Sr., 79, of Manchester, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at the Southen Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. He was born in Peebles on May 7, 1923, the son of the late John A. Slack and Lucille Francis Slack. He was a U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force veteran serving in World War II and the Korean Era. He was a truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Rudy Perkins Slack of Manchester; two sons, Chester "Dick" R. Slack Jr., and Jimmy Slack, both of Peebles; three daughters, Bonnie Slack and Donna Pierce, both of Peebles, and Janet Perkins of Manchester; one brother, Ralph Slack of Peebles; three sisters, Dorothy Coler and Vivian Bryan, both of Greenfield, and Geraldine Campton of Seaman; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Wilson Home for Funerals with the Rev. Robert Allen officiating. Burial took place in the Manchester Cemetery. Graveside rites conducted by the Adams County Honor Guard.
The People's Defender, West Union OH; 18 Dec 2002
Andrew Junior Smalley, 62, of Greenfield, died Monday, October 10, at the Fayette Memorial Hospital in Washington C.H. He was born July 15 1932, in Adams County, the son of the late Andrew G. and Ella Beatrice Hudson Smalley. He was employed at the Washington C.H. American Legion and former employee of Collins Packing Company. He was a member of the Washington C.H. American Legion, Greenfield V.F.W. and Eagles and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his ex-wife, Virginia Groves Sharp Smalley of Greenfield; a step-daughter, Helna Winegar; one step-grandson, Benjamin Shiltz; two brothers, Nelson Smalley of Leesburg, and Archie A. Smalley of Peebles; one sister, Inez B. Sampson of Dayton; two step-brothers, Harold Murphy of Otway and Denver Murphy of Hillsboro; step-sisters, Stella Whitley of Columbus, Delphia McClure of Seaman, Eloise Helterbrand of Jamestown and Doris Boggs of Rocky Fork Lake. Services were held Thursday, October 13, at the Murray Funeral Home in Greenfield, Rev. Tom Zile officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Washinton C.H. American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or charity of donor's choice.
Carson W. Smalley, 72, of Peebles, died Friday, March 1, 2002, at his residence. He was born in Peebles on Jan 7, 1930, the son of the late Everett and Hannah (Johnson) Smalley. He was a member of the Blood Bought Church of Peebles. Survivors include his wife, Doris (Hoffer) Smalley of Peebles, whom he married Dec. 20, 1947; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Mike and Linda Smalley of West Virginia, Anthony Smalley of Washington Court House; five brothers, Dwight Smalley, Bill Smalley, Larry Smalley and Winston Smalley, all of Peebles, Luther Smalley of Latham; one sister, Naomi Adkins of Peebles; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Gary Smalley. Services were held Sunday, March 3 at the Blood Bought Church in Peebles with Dwayne Logan officiating. Burial followed in the Cedar Fork Cemetery. Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Peebles was in charge of arrangement.
James Franklin Smalley, Sr., 68, of West Union, died Monday, April 29, 2002, at the Clermont Mercy Hospital in Batavia. He was born in Adams County on Apr 6, 1934, the son of the late Sanford and America (Burgett) Smalley. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Surviviors include three sons, Jim Smalley of Wilmington, Gary Smalley of West Union, and Bobby Smalley of Sabina; four daughters, Marsha Smalley and Tonia Smalley, both of Wilmington, Melissa Taylor of West Union, and Gaila Shelton of Manchester; two brothers, Bill Smalley of Peebles, and Larry Smalley of Seaman; three sisters, JoAnn Johnson, Sandy Moore, and Grace Davis, all of Peebles; nine granchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Johnny Smalley. Services wer held Friday, May 3, at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Peebles with John Whaley officiating.
Andrew C. Smith, aged 78 years, a retired farmer, who at one time was prominent in the Republican party councils of Adams County, representing it and Pike County as representative in the legislature from 1896 to 1900, died at his home, No. 1741 Seventh Street, this city, late Thursday afternoon. Mr. Smith had been an invalid ever since moving to Portsmouth from Stout, Ohio, in 1913, suffering mainly with harding of the arteries. He had been bedfast for the past three weeks. Mr. Smith was born at Mount Leigh, Adams County, and during his early life followed the occupation of a school teacher. He was also a musician of considerable ability and was a member of the band of the Twenty-fourth O.V.I. regiment. He served four years during the Civil War with different commands. He and his wife, Mrs. Mary J. Puntenney, who survives him, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last October. He also leaves four children: Rev. Edgar P. Smith, a United Presbyterian minister of Oklahoma City, Okla; Mrs M. Maude Mitchell. wife of Rev. William C. Mitchell of Antwerp, Ohio; H.C. Smith of Cincinnati; and Harry E. Smith, an N&W civil engineer of this city; James H. Smith, of Manchester, was his brother. Mr. Smith was a faithful member of the United Presbyterian church was a man of noble qualities and liked and respected by all who knew him. Funeral services will be conducted at the late home at 12:30 noon today by Rev. Frank Boyd of Cherry Fork, and intimate friend of the bereaved family, assisted by Rev. J. W. Dunning pastor of First Presbyterian church of this city. The remains will be taken on an afternoon train to Stout, Ohio for interment. [NB: Andrew C. Smith was my great-great-grandfather. He was buried in the Puntenney Cemetery, Green Township, Adams County, with his wife and son, James.]
Portsmouth Daily Times -- Portsmouth OH; 09 Jul 1915
Reverend James L. Smith, age 95, of Highland Bend, Sciotoville, died Monday, July 12, 1999, at his residence. A native of Wellston, he was born Feb. 3rd, 1904, to the late Napoleon Bonaparte "Bone" Smith and Katie Zinn Smith, and was a retired steel pourer for Empire Detroit Steel Corp. with 43 years of service. He was a member of the Bonser Run Christian Baptist Church, was a Christian Baptist minister, was the founder of the Highland Bend Church of the Nazarene, and had been a minister since 1940. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Shonkwiler Smith, Jan. 29 1972, four brothers, Millard Smith, George Smith, Willard "Mose" Smith, and Rev. Frank Smith, three sisters, Mertie Groves, Katie Shuff, and Florence Leneger, and three grandsons. Surviving are two sons, Robert Paul Smith of Cambridge and James Lee Smith of Venezuela; five daughters, Betty Lou Fields of Coal Grove, Nettie Ruth Fleshman of West Union, Patricia Ann McCoy of Columbus, Mary Kathryn Ockerman of Sciotoville and Barbara Sue Ockerman of New Carlisle; one brother, Henry Clay Smith of Rigrish Addition; one sister, Verla Ervin of Monroe, MI; twenty-one grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Brant Funeral Home in Sciotoville with Rev. Rick Mollett and Rev. Mark Baer officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 1-2 p.m. Thursday. The family's favorite charity is Hospice of Southern Ohio.
Death at 11 o'clock this, morning claimed Mrs. Mary J. Smith, who passed way at the home of her son, Harry E. Smith of 1741 Seventh Street. She had been ill two weeks with Bright's disease. Mrs. Smith was the widow of the late Andrew C. Smith, who died six years ago. She was born in Rome, Adams County and was 79 years old. She is survived by the following children: Edgar P. of Gary Ind., Mrs Maude Mitchell of Okeanna,O., H. Clemmer of Cincinnati, and Harry E. of this city. Mrs. Smith was a woman known for her sweet traits and kindly spirit and she will be missed. The funeral services will be conducted from Mr. Smith's home on Seventh Street Sunday afternoon at 4:30 new time. Burial will take place at Rome, Adams County. [NB: Mrs. Mary J. Smith was my great-great-grandmother. She was the daughter of James Puntenney and Martha Waite Puntenney. She was buried at the Puntenney Cemetery, Green Township, Adams County, with her husband and son, James.]
Portsmouth Daily Times -- Portsmouth OH; 27 May 1921