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Mary "Mollie" A. Abdon – See Mary "Mollie" A. Lowder (Mrs. Apendix M. Lowder)

Mayme Abdon - See Mayme Abdon Logan (Mrs. Vernon Logan)

Millie Ann Abdon - See Millie Ann Russell (Mrs. George W. Russell)

Portsmouth Daily Times, Thursday, March 13, 1913
Serum Fails, And Mrs. Adams Answers Call
     Her condition so weakened by an advanced stage of tuberculosis that the Dr. F. F. Friedman tubercular serum which was administered to her Monday night failed to stem the ravages of the disease, Mrs. Agnes Adams, wife of A. W. Adams, a New Boston baker succumbed at 9:30 o’clock Thursday morning. Death followed immediately after the breaking of an abscess which made the second similar attack with the past week.
     Three day ago the Friedman serum was injected into the hip of Mrs. Adams with a hypodermic needle under the directions of Dr. W. G. Cheney, of New Boston. Prior to the first treatment of the new cure, Mrs. Adams had been treated by a prominent specialist and had spent practically the greater part of the past year in various sanitariums.
     Her contraction of he illness dates back a year. All that the faithful husband could do to check the disease was done on behalf of his loving wife.
     The death is the more pathetic in that Mrs. Adams was only twenty-four years of age and leaves two bright little children, Samuel David and George William Adams. She was the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Samuel Bailey, of Greenup county, Ky., both of who survive, the father for many years being sheriff of that county.
     In 1908 Mrs. Adams was married to A. W. Adams, a well know baker and has resided in Portsmouth and New Boston ever since.
     Besides the husband, children and aged parents, the decedent is survived by three sisters; Miss Nancy Bailey, of Greenup county, Ky., Mrs. Bertha Pierce, of Greenup, and Mrs. Lucy Stephenson, of Portsmouth and her aged grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jushua Bailey, of Greenup county.
     Mrs. Adams was a faithful member of the First Christian church of this city. She had a wide circle of friends, all of whom will be deeply grieved to learn of her demise.
     The remains will be taken to the old home at Greenup Friday noon. Short services will be held Saturday, with interment in the Bailey family cemetery.
[Agnes R. (Bailey) Adams is buried in the Riverside Cemetery, Greenup, Greenup Co., KY.  The name of Agnes' sister who was married to Estil Pierce has only been found as Bessie (Bailey) Pierce; bel]

Portsmouth Times, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1951
Allen Adams Sr.
Allen Adams Sr., 63, of 640 Sixth st. died at 11:30 a.m. Monday in Mercy Hospital following a five-month illness.
     He founded and was owner operator of the Adams Bakery Co. He first opened the bakery in New Boston in 1907. Following the 1913 flood he moved it to its present location on Offnere st.
     A native of Greenup County, he was born Dec. 14, 1886, a son of David and Mollie Willis Adams.
     Mr. Adams was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, United Commercial Travelers and St. Mary’s Church.
     Mr. Adams married Agnes Bailey. She preceded him in death, leaving one son, George, 2021 High st.
     Other survivors are his second wife, Clara Jones Adams; three sons, Allen Jr, 1513 Fourth st, John, 1005 Offnere st. and Joseph of Jackson; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Boyle of Wheelersburg and Mrs. Ruth Bowman, 931 Ninth st.; a brother, Arthur, 1018 ½ 11th st, two sisters, Mrs. Amy Cross, 640 Sixth st. and Mrs. Irene Hoobler, 3935 Gallia st and 12 grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Church with Rev. Julius Klinec officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
     Friends may view the body at Emrick Funeral Home.
     The rosary will be said at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
[I left the spelling and punctuation as it was found in the original obituary. Allen and Clara’s second daughter was actually married to Arthur Boldman; Bowman is a spelling error in the obituary; bel]

Portsmouth Daily Times, Friday, Jan. 2, 1981
     Anne Adams, 500 Second St., died Thursday morning at Scioto Memorial Hospital.
     A Scioto County native, she owned and operated Anne’s Pastry Shop with her husband, George, for 29 years.
     Besides her husband, survivors include two sons, John of Lucasville Rt. 1 and Larry of Mansfield; a daughter, Bethanyanne Austin, 816 Eighth St.; three brothers, Charles Kirsch of Baird Ave., George of Second St. and Walter of West Portsmouth; a sister, Emma Bobst of Cincinnati, and nine grandchildren.
     Services are planned at 10 a.m. Saturday at Daehler Funeral Home, with Rev. Les Koerselman officiating and interment in Memorial Burial Park.
     Friends may call at the funeral home form 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 a.m. today.
     The family’s favorite charity is the American Cancer Society.

Ashland Daily Independent Online, Thursday, June 19, 2003
Bessie Adams
     Mrs. Bessie L. Thompson Adams, 83, of West Portsmouth, Ohio, died Thursday, June 12, in Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio.
     Mrs. Adams was born Oct. 9, 1919, in Greenup County.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Hursel Adams.
     The funeral will be at 11 a.m., Monday, June 16, at the Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, Ky. Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery, Route 1, South Shore.
     Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m., Sunday, and from 9 a.m. till the service hour on Monday at the funeral home.

Portsmouth Times, Saturday, Dec. 2, 1972
Mrs. Clara A. Adams
     Funeral services for Mrs. Clara A. Adams, 75, of 8405, Green St. Wheelersburg, are to be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, with interment in Memorial Burial Park.
     Mrs. Adams, who died Friday night in Mercy Hospital, was the chairman of the board of the Adams Baking Co.
     Preceded in death by her husband, Allen W. Adams, she is survived by two sons, Allen W. Jr. of 2430 Edgewood Dr. and Thomas Joseph of Chillicothe; a daughter, Mrs. C. R. Boyle Jr. of Los Angeles Calif.; a brother, Willard Jones of Los Angeles; three sisters, Mrs. Maude Adair of Los Angeles, Mrs. Pearl Moriarty of Morton Grove, Ill., and Mrs. Zelma Matthews of Escondido Calif.; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, A stepson George Adams, 816 Eighth St. also survives.
     Friends may call at Daehler Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
     Recitation of the rosary is planned at 7:30 Sunday night at the funeral home.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998
Dorothy Adams, 80
     Dorothy Irene Adams, 80, of Portsmouth, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at Southern Ohio Medical Center.
     Born May 27, 1917, in Wakefield, a daughter of the Late Charles Noel and Harriet Carroll Noel, she was a former officer of the Adams Baking Company in Portsmouth, a volunteer at Southern Ohio Medical Center, and a 50 year member of Success Council Daughters of America and was first to be put in the Hall of Fame Daughters of America in District 7.
     Preceded in death by her husband, Alen W. "Perk" Adams, Aug. 15, 1973, she is survived by a son, Allen Jerome Adams of Portsmouth; a daughter, Mrs. Doug (Jane) Gibbs of Blacklick; a brother, Charles Noel Jr. of Waverly; two sisters, Peggy Parten of Kingman, Ariz., and Edith Noel of Chillicothe; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
     She also was preceded in death by a brother, Garland Noel; and a grandson.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at F. C. Daehler Mortuary in Portsmouth, with interment in Memorial Burial Park.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from noon to 1 p.m. Monday.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Thursday, Dec. 15, 1983
     George W. Adams, 72, of Washington House, died Wednesday, at Greenbriar Convalescent Center.
     A native of New Boston, he and his wife were owner and operators of Anne’s Pastry Shop in Portsmouth for 29 years. He was a life member of Portsmouth Elks Lodge and a past president of the Portsmouth Lions Club.
     His wife, Mrs. Anna Louise Adams, died in 1981.
     Surviving are two sons, John W. of Lucasville Rt. 1 and Larry of Mansfield; a daughter Bethananne Austin of Portsmouth; a half brother T. Joseph Adams of Portsmouth; a half sister, Martha Jane Boyle of Wheelersburg, and eight grandchildren.
     Services are planned at 1 p.m. Saturday at Daehler Funeral Home, with Rev. Thomas Hoffman officiating, and interment in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Portsmouth Times, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 1949
Mrs. Julia S. Adams
     Word was received here today of the death of Mrs. Julia Stamper Adams, former resident of Sandy Springs, at her home in Covington on Tuesday.
     Among survivors are three sisters, Mrs. James Morgan of Friendship, Mrs. Robert Yost of Rubyville, and Mrs. F. E. Schoonover of Lucasville.
     Principal funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Allison-Rose Funeral Home in Covington, to be followed at 2:30 with short services at Sandy Springs Methodist Church.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Friday, Apr. 18, 1986
     Laura Brickey Adams, 78, of West Portsmouth, died Thursday at Lakeview Nursing Home in Lucasville after a long illness.
     A native of Greenup County, Ky., she was retired from the Portsmouth Times, and was a Baptist.
     Her first husband, Nelson Preston Brickey died in 1979.
     Surviving are her second husband, Glenn Hurshel Adams; three sons, Willard Brickey of Columbus, Alva Brickey and Nelson Brickey Jr. of West Portsmouth; a stepson, Larry Adams of Minford; four daughters, Naomi Fife of Portsmouth, Wynona Brickey of Cincinnati, Mary Lou Schouster of California and Iona Brickey of New Boston; a brother Ballard Smith of Columbus; a sister Violet Palmerton of Flordia; 29 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
     Funeral service is 1 p.m. Sunday at Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, Ky., with The Rev. Farley Stuart officiating and interment in Parsons Cemetery at Garrison, Ky.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday and until the service Sunday.

 Martha Jane Adams – See Martha Jane Adams Boyle (Mrs. Coulter Richard Boyle)

Portsmouth Times, Friday, May 13, 1938
Samuel Adams, 28, Baker Dies of Fractured Neck as Cycle Hits Tree
Fatality is Eighth in County This Year; Taxi Passengers Hurt
     A young man lost his life and three persons were injured Thursday night in motor vehicle accidents in Portsmouth.
     Samuel David Adams, 28, son of Allen W. Adams, 1011 Offner Street, was injured fatally and his uncle, William Hoobler, 48, was hurt at 6:25 p.m. when a motorcycle left the highway and crashed into a tree at North Moreland.
     Mr. Adams died in Mercy hospital at 7:40 p.m. of a broken neck. He also suffered a skull fracture on the right side of his head, cuts on the left shoulder and left elbow, cuts on the face and broken left wrist.
     Coroner J. D. Rose examined the body at the hospital and found death was caused by the broken neck. The death is the eighth motor vehicle fatality in Scioto county this year.
     Mr. Hoobler received face and head injuries.
     He told police that he was riding tandem on the motorcycle and that his nephew lost control of the machine in swerving to one side to miss a child on the paved highway.
Curve Accident Scene
The accident was on slight curve in Harrisonville avenue, north of North Moreland school. Mr. Adams was driving north and the machine was driven to the left side of the road. It went into a drainage ditch, crashed through a wooden fence and stopped against a tree. Mr. Adams was hurled against the tree and fell among the wreckage of the motorcycle. Mr. Hoobler was thrown about 12 feet into a hedge in the yard of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Dunfee, 1807 Harrisonville avenue.
     Grant Dunn, 1807 Harrisonville avenue took Mr. Hoobler in his car to New Boston to get aid and notify relatives.
     Mr. Adams was born in New Boston, Aug. 8, 1909. He attended New Boston grade schools and later Portsmouth grade school and high school. He had been making his home with an uncle and aunt, Mrs. and Mrs. Estil Pierce on Seventh avenue in Huntington while employed in the Hopstetter bakery. He had not been working for several weeks and returned here a week ago to visit with relatives. His motorcycle had burned out a bearing and he obtained the cycle from a repair shop about an hour before the accident. He was testing the new part when killed.
     Surviving are the father and stepmother and six brothers and sisters, George of Sixth street, Allen Jr., John, Joseph, Martha and Ruth at home.
     The body will remain at the Emrick parlors where funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Greenup.

Mae Alexander - See Mae Alexander Hamilton (Mrs. Ezra Henry Hamilton)

Portsmouth Times, Sept. 3, 1942
Mrs. Fletcher Alexander
     Mrs. Martha Cremeans Alexander 74, wife of Fletcher Alexander of South Webster route 1, passed away at 11 p.m. Tuesday at her home after a lingering illness of complications.
     Mrs. Alexander was born April 18, 1864 in Greenup county a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cremeans. She was married in 1888 in Greenup County to Mr. Alexander and two children were born to them. The children died in infancy.
     Surviving are her husband, a foster son, Bruce Harrison of South Webster route 1 and four sisters; Mrs. Elmer Bussey of
Wheelersburg, Mrs. King Gregory of Sciotoville, Mrs. Charles Hoover, 933 Third street and Mrs. Minnie Price of Bellaire, Mich.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the residence. Burial will be in Monroe cemetery under the direction of Ed. Erwin. The body is at the residence.

Brownwood Bulletin [Texas], Friday, Feb. 2, 2004
James Harrison Allen
     Services for James Harrison Allen, 60, are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at Heartland Funeral Home in Early. Chaplain Dave Fair is officiating. Interment will follow in Zephyr Cemetery.
     Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening, Feb. 27, 2004, at Heartland.
     Mr. Allen died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, in Brownwood.
     He was a retired truck driver and lived in Zephyr.
     He is survived by his wife, Betty Allen, whom he wed Aug. 22, 1963; two daughters, Bethany Willett and her husband, Chris, and Susan Jackson and her husband, Robert; seven sisters, Emma Stevens of Wheelersburg, Ohio, Mary Browning of Piketon, Ohio, Lucille Bishop of East Palestine, Ohio, Essie Elliott of Portsmouth, Ohio, Bessie Roe and Garnet Roe of South Shore, Ky. and Doris Moore of Brownwood; two brothers, Richard Allen of Piketon, Ohio and Clyde Allen of Brownwood.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ellen Allen; a sister, Bertha Foult, and two brothers, Charles and John Allen.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Wednesday, July 20, 1994
Opal Allen, 78
Kentucky native
     Opal A. Loop Allen, 78, of Wheelersburg, died Tuesday, July 19, 1994, at Southern Ohio Medical Center.
     Born June 24, 1916, in Franklin, Ky., a daughter of the late Elton and Gracie Fisher Loop, she was a member of the Lucasville Church of God, and employee of the former Selby Shoe Co., and a supporter of Boys Town.
     Preceded in death by her husband, William Henry Allen, whom she married April 27, 1936, in Franklin, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. William (Charlotte) Blevings of Wheelersburg; four brothers, Russell Loop of Portsmouth, Charlie Loop of West Portsmouth, Elton Loop Jr. of Sciotoville and Fred Loop of Wheelersburg; three sisters, Elizabeth Cook of Sciotoville, Ethel Truman of Portsmouth and Shirley Pruitt of San Jose, Calif.; two granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Harrison Funeral Home in Wheelersburg, with the Rev. Virgil Phillips officiating, and interment in Sunset Gardens.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and an hour before the service Saturday.
     The family’s favorite charity is Boys Town.

Mallie Marie Alley - See Mallie Marie Green (Mrs. Cecil Green)

Portsmouth Times, Saturday, Oct. 21, 1939
Mrs. Anna Anderson
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Anderson, 75, of Quincy, Ky., who died Friday morning at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mrs. and Mrs. Arnold Molen, 5961 Woodland avenue, Sciotoville will be held at Quincy Methodist church at 2 p.m. Monday.
     Rev. C. W. Sultzbach, pastor of Sciotoville Methodist church, will officiate and burial will follow in Quincy cemetery.
     Short services are to be held at 8 p.m. at the Molen residence.
     Mrs. Anderson was born Oct 3, 1864, in Greenup county, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Shover. She was married to George Hunt April 5, 1887. Mr. Hunt passed away several years later.
     May 4, 1894, she was married to James Anderson, a son of William McKinley Anderson, who also preceded Mrs. Anderson in death.
     She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Leona Hunt Underwood, 638 Fifth street, and Mrs. Georgia Hunt Molen, 5961 Woodland avenue, Sciotoville; three grandchildren, Jesse and Florence Underwood of Portsmouth, Ralph Underwood of Quincy; two great grandchildren, Jean and David Underwood of Quincy; a sister Mrs. Emma Fralley of Letitia, and two brothers, Benjamin Shover of Friendship and Joseph Shover of Kankakee, Ill.
     She was a member of Quincy Methodist church.
[All of the marriages mentioned took place in Greenup Co., KY; bel]

Portsmouth Daily Times, Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Judy Applegate, 54
     Judy G. Zornes Applegate, 54 of Vanceburg, Ky., died Sunday April 24, 2004, at a Lexington, Ky., hospital.
     She was born April, 4, 1950, in Maysville, Ky., a daughter of the late Garland Zornes and Thelma Stone Zornes. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Everett "Buck" Applegate.
     Surviving are sons, Robert "Bobby" Applegate; stepsons, Russell and Myron Irey; daughter, Tawana Jones; stepdaughter, Carolyn Walker; brothers, Donald J., Junior, Earl C., James A., Paul and John Zornes; sisters Glenda Gilliam, Loretta Lewis, Kay Walters, Ruth Swimm and Kathy Howell; three grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Happy Hollow Union Church with the Rev. Anthony Cornes officiating. Interment will be in Happy Hollow Cemetery at Ribolt, Ky. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 a.m. to noon at Dickerson Funeral Home in Vanceburg.

Pearl Mae Arrowood - See Pearl Shover (Mrs. William Shover Jr.)

The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 27, 1998 
     Iva Jordan Arthurs, born May 14, 1921 in Carter Count, Ky., passed away February 26, 1998.
     Preceded in death by husband John Arthurs and 2 sons Robert Lee Arthurs and Harry Ray Arthurs. Survived by 3 daughters, Mary Buckler, Margaret (Junior Osborne) and Ina Faye (Troy) McCarty; 4 sons, John L. Hubert (Darlene); daughters-in-law, Virginia and Rita; 32 grandchildren; 77 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
     Friends received Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Maeder-Quint-Tiberi Funeral Home, 1068 S. High St., where service will be held 10 am Sunday. Burial Springbank Cemetery. Rev. Gene Williams officiating.

Mary Frank Arthurs - See Mary Frank Arthrurs Buckler (Mrs. John P. Buckler Jr.)

The Columbus Dispatch , Friday, February, 13, 1976
     Robert Lee Arthurs, age 34, Thursday, auto accident, Residence 8115 West Jefferson-Kiousville Rd. London, Ohio.
     Employee of the Ritz Paving Co. Member of Operators Local N. 18. Survived by wife, Virginia; 3 sons, Paul, Tim, and Robert Jr.; 2 daughters, Kathy and Sandra, parents, Mrs. and Mrs. John Arthurs; 4 brothers, Hubert, Dennie, George, and Johnnie of Columbus; 3 sisters, Ina, at home. Mrs. Mary Frank Buckler of London, Ohio. Mrs. Margaret Osborne of London, Ohio.
     Funeral services 1 p.m. Monday Maeder-Quint Funeral Parlors, 1068 S. High St. where family will received friends Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Rev. Tom Harmon officiating. Interment Yellow Bud, Ohio.

Sandra K. Arthurs – See Sandara K. Bliss (Mrs. George Bliss)

Neva Artis - See Neva Douglas (Mrs. William Ezekiel Smith, Mrs. Unknown Douglas)

Sarah Artis - See Sarah Artis Smith (Mrs. Charles Ellis Smith)

Unknown newspaper, unknown date
Mrs. Ash
     VANCEBURG - Mrs. Goldie Pendlum Ash, 90, died at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.7, 1999 in the Vanceburg Rehabilitation and Health Care Center after an extended illness. She was the widow of Delbert Ash, who died April 16,1982.  Born in Carter County, Ky., on July 12,1909,she was the daughter of the late John Steele and Martha Williams Pendlum.
     Surviving are four sons, Hansel and Hubert Ash, both of Tollesboro, and Mitchell and David Ash, both of Mansfield, Ohio; and one daughter, Martha Savage of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Dakota Mead of Cincinnati; a half brother, John Pendlum, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, 13 grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by a son, Rival Ash, on Feb 5,1999.
     Services are 1 p.m. Saturday the Gaydos Funeral Home with Rev. Rob Morton officiating. Burial will be in the Lewis County Memory Gardens, Vanceburg.
     Visitation will be held 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 8 a.m. until the hour of services on Saturday.
[Editor’s note: Not listed are: a deceased half brother, Armel and a deceased brother, Festus.]

Portsmouth Daily Times, Wednesday Sept. 8, 1999
Goldie Ash, 90
     Goldie Pendlum Ash, 90 of Vanceburg (Ky.) rehabilitation and Health Care Center, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1999, at the care center.
     She was born July 12, 1909, in Carter County, Ky., a daughter of the late John Steele and Martha Williams Pendlum. She was a homemaker.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Ash, on April 16, 1982. Surviving are four sons, Hansel Ash, and Hubert Ash, both of Tollesboro, Ky., and Mitchell Ash and David Ash, both of Mansfield; one daughter, Martha Savage of Dayton; one sister, Dakota Mead of Cincinnati; one half-brother, John Pendlum of Wheelesburg; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and several nephews and nieces.
     She also was preceded in death by one son, Rival Ash.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gados Funeral Home in Vanceburg, with the Rev. Rob Morton officiating and interment in Lewis County Memory Gardens.
     Friends my call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


Portsmouth Times, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1976
     Mrs. Cassie Ashley, 83, of 1128 13th St., died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at her residence.
     She was a native of Lewis Co., Ky.
     Her first husband, Mickle Parker, died in 1948 and her second husband, Harvey F. Ashley, in 1975.
     Surviving are five sons, Ernest Parker, at home, Thurman Parker of Minford, Herman Parker of Canada; six daughters, Mrs. Dollie Lambert of Mansfield, Mrs. Alma Jordan, Vanceburg, Ky., Mrs. Nellie Young of Minford, Mrs. Dorothy Brown of Akron and Mrs. Laura Davis and Mrs. Ella Bee Bush, both of Lucasville; a brother, Wince Howard of Highland Bend, Sciotoville, and a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Butler of Vanceburg, Ky.; 65 grandchildren, 119 great-grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren.
     Services are to be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Windel-Howland Funeral Home, with interment in Wooten Cemetery.
     Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

 Portsmouth Daily Times, Monday, Mar. 5, 1928
 Mrs. Caroline Austill Is Victim; Was Reading Newspaper When Her Dress Ignited; Funeral Wednesday At Piketon
     Mrs. Caroline Austill, 82, who for many years was a resident of Piketon, was so badly burned Sunday at noon when her clothes caught fire that she died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday. She was reading a newspaper and when it caught fire she attempted to suppress the flames. Her dress became ignited and before the flames could be extinguished she was burned all over her body. Mrs. Austill lived with her daughter, Mrs. Phoebe Spurck, who is employed in the home of J. H. B. Burke of Wheelersburg, where the distressing fatality occurred. Dr. Martyn Taylor of Sciotoville was called to the Burke home and attended the aged woman. He notified relatives that she only had a short time to live. She was burned over her entire body and it is believed she inhaled the flames. Mrs. Spurck used a blanket to smother the flames. Mrs. Austill was the widow of the late Newton Austill long a prominent citizen in Pike county. She leaves three sisters, Mrs. Spurck, Mrs. Carrie Lauerman of 725 Seventh street, and Mrs. Elizabeth ??? Armsey of 303 Court street, this city.
     Funeral services will be conducted from the Piketon M. E. Church at ?? p.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow in the Mound Cemetery.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1918
Miss Emma Austill, of Piketon, was so severely burned when her clothing caught fire Monday Afternoon, that her death resulted at 5:00 o’clock Monday evening.
     While standing with her back to the stove, her clothing suddenly became involved in flames. She called to her mother, Mrs. L. N. Austill, who was at the time upstairs. Mrs. Austill hurried downstairs and threw rugs and quilts about the flaming body of her daughter. This failing to check the flames, water was successfully used.
     Mrs. Jacob Lauerman, of 725 Seventh street is a sister of the deceased and also Mrs. H. N. Heath, of 1718 Seventeenth street. Miss Austill had many friends in Portsmouth.
     Miss Austill, who was 48 years old, had for yeas been a highly esteemed resident of Piketon, where the news of her death was learned with profound regret.
     Among the local residents who will attend Miss Austill’s funeral will be Mrs. and Mrs. George Youngman, of Timmons avenue; Misses Emma and Louise Reissinger, of Oakland avenue; Mrs. Mary Rice and daughter Ada, Mrs. Jacob Lauermann of Seventh street, and Mrs. and Mrs. H. H. Heath.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 1918
Emma Jane Austill
Emma Jane Austill was born Dec. 3, 1869 and departed this life Nov. 25, 1918, aged 48 years, 11 months and 22 days. She was the daughter of Isaac Newton and Caroline Johnson Austill, and leave to mourne her loss, her mother, three sisters, Mrs. Chas. Armsey of Chillicothe, Mrs. Jacob Lauerman of Portsmouth and Mrs. Frank Spurck of Darlington, Maryland, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Her father preceded her in death May 19, 1917.
     She had been a member of the Piketon M. E. church since the pastorate of the Rev. D. S. Porter. She was a charter member of the Magnolia Lodge Daughters of Rebekah of Piketon and also of the Daughters of America of Portsmouth. All during her father’s illness she stayed constantly with him, attending to every want and humering every whim. After his death she gave all her time to the care of her mother and the other members of her family. Hers was a life of devotion not only to her family but to any one who needed a friend.

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