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Traverse City Record Eagle, Nov. 29, 2000
Wilma J. Ingersoll
Died November 27, 2000
     KALKASKA - Wilma J. Ingersoll, 77, of Kalkaska, died Monday at the Kalkaska Memorial Health Center Long Term Care.
     Mrs. Ingersoll had been a lifelong resident of Kalkaska and was a 1942 graduate of Kalkaska High School. She formerly worked in the Kroger Store, and was a member of the Kalkaska Church of Christ. She enjoyed her church and her family.
     Born in Kalkaska on Nov. 9, 1923, she was the daughter of William and Lina (VanBibber) Hollis. On Nov. 28, 1942, in South Boardman, she married William Ingersoll, who preceded her in death on April 12, 1998.
     Surviving are two sons, Richard and Van Ingersoll - both of Kalkaska; a daughter, Sandra Mitchell of Kalkaska; a brother, Bernard Hollis of San Antonio, Texas; ten grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
     An infant son; two brothers, Leonard and Willard; and a sister, Pauline, preceded her in death.
     Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with E. Dan Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska.

Maggie James/Collingsworth - See Maggie Horsley (Mrs. Scott Horsley)

Portsmouth Daily Times, Wednesday, July 20, 1994
Carrie Jamison, 93, Garrison resident
     Carrie Wolfe Jamison, 93, of Garrison (Ky.) Rural Route, died Tuesday, July 1994, at home.
     She was born Sept. 3, 1900 in Greenup County, Ky., a daughter of the late Fred and Dixie Hamilton Wolfe.
     Preceded in death by her husband, John Jamison, in November 1954, she is survived by six sons, R. B. Jamison, Shannon Jamison, Tiffon Jamison, Shelby Jamison, Paul Jamison and Pearl Jamison, and a daughter, Cortie Potter, all of Garrison; 30 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
     She also was preceded in death by a son, Lovel Jamison; eight brothers, Charlie, Frank, Willie, Dewey, Freddie, Sidney, Follett and Coonrod Wolfe; and a sister, Bertha Greene.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, Ky., with Timothy Underwood, pastor, and Larry Joe Madden officiating, with interment in Jamison Cemetery at Garrison Rural Route.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service Friday.

Lewis County Herald, Nov. 25, 1954
John Jamison
John Jamison, 59, Lewis county farmer and landowner and the father of nine children, died unexpectedly Monday at 5:30 p.m. at his home in Rexton, Ky.
     Mr. Jamison suffered a stroke Friday evening and had been in critical condition since that time. Prior to his recent illness, however, he had been apparently in good health.
     The deceased was born February 14, 1895 in Lewis county and spent all his lifetime in the community of his birth. He was a well known farm operator and held a high position in the esteem of his fellowman.
     Mr. Jamison was the son of the late John and Rachel Fisher Jamison. He was married to the former Carrie Wolfe, who survives.
     The Plummer funeral home has charge of arrangement.

Laura Amanda Jameson - See Laura Amanda Smith (Mrs. John Marion Smith)

The Portsmouth Times, May 15, 1930
Luke Jamison
     Death at 7 p.m. Wednesday claimed Luke Jamison 32 a well known N. and W. employee who passed away in Portsmouth General hospital. His death was caused by complications. Jamison is survived by his wife Mrs. Dewey Jamison and a daughter Alberta and a son, L. B. . The body is at the Richards funeral home where it will remain until funeral arrangements are completed. Internment probably will take place at Garrison, Ky.

Portsmouth Times, Saturday, May 12, 1952
Mrs. C. C. Jamison
     Mrs. Lula Jamison, 65, who had been ill four months, died about 1 a.m. today at her home at Rushtown. A native of Greenup County, she had moved to Rushtown eight years ago.
     She is survived by her husband C. C. Jamison of Rushtown and five children, John Jamison of Rushtown, Edward Jamison of McDermott, Mrs. Goldie Craft of York, Ky., Mrs. Etta Webb of Load, Ky.; and Mrs. Faitha Brown of Columbus, O.
     She also leaves two sons, by a former marriage, Ernest Logan of St. Paul and Vernon Logan of Tygart Valley, and these brothers and sisters: Mrs. Nora Logan of Load, Mrs. Fannie Meadows of Portsmouth, John Traylor of Oldtown, Ky., Mrs. Lillie Armstrong, somewhere in Ohio, and Mrs. Goldie Traylor of Kaut, Ky.
     The body is at Morton Funeral Home at Fullerton, pending funeral arrangements.

Mary Etta Jamison - See Mary Etta Kitchen (Mrs. William Alexander Kitchen)

Ashland Daily Independent, Thursday, June 12, 2003
Pearl Jamison
     Pearl Sanders Jamison, 71, of Garrison, died Tuesday, June 10, in Southern Ohio Medical Center.
     Mr. Jamison was born Dec. 31, 1931, in Garrison.
     He is survived by his wife, Edna Ervin Jamison.
     The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Garrison Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Jamison Cemetery in Garrison.
     Friends may call from 6 to 9 tonight and after 8 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Portsmouth Times, Dec. 28, 1949
Mrs. Rachel Jamison 
     Mrs. Rachel Jamison died at 1:35 a.m. today at the home of daughter, Mr. Alex Kitchen, 3148 Walnut st.. Mr. Jamison, who would have celebrated her 89th birthday on Jan. 26, became ill a week ago. Death was attributed to infirmities
     Mrs. Jamison was born in Greenup County, Ky., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Fisher. She moved here from Greenup County five years ago.
     She was a member of the Christian Church at Brushart, Ky.
     She is survived by Mrs. Kitchen, two other children, George Jamison, 3050 Walnut st. and John Jamison of Rexton, Ky.; 28 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. Her husband J. S. Jamison died in 1919. Three brothers, two sisters, her parents and 10 children also preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Mabert Road Christian Baptist Church. Rev. Hollie Conley will officiate. Burial will be in the Jamison Cemetery near Rexton in Lewis Co., Ky., under the direction of Morton Funeral Home.
     The body may be viewed at the Kitchen home, 3148 Walnut st. after 5 p.m. today until the funeral hour.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Saturday, Feb. 25, 1995
R. B. Jamison, 75, construction laborer
     R. B. Jamison, 75, of Garrison, Ky., died Friday, Feb. 24, 1995, at home.
     Born Aug. 10, 1919, in Greenup, Ky., a son of the late John and Carrie Wolfe Jamison, he was a construction laborer with Laborers Local Union of Catlettsburg, Ky.
     Surviving are his wife, Lena Allen Jamison, whom he married April 11, 1941; two sons, Roger Jamison of Greenup and Chris Jamison of Garrison; four daughters, Gaythel Harris of Load, Ky., Linda Johnson of Greenup, Brenda Blevins of Lloyd, Ky., and Crystal Jamison of Seattle, Wash.; five brothers, Shannon Jamison, Tiffon Jamison, Shelby Jamison, Paul Jamison and Pearl Jamison, all of Garrison; a sister Cortie Potter of Garrison; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
     He also was preceded in death by a brother, Lovell Jamison.
     Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, Ky., with Pastor Clarence Hall officiating, and interment in Jamison Cemetery at Garrison.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the services Monday.
[Editor's Note: This is Robert B. Jamison]

Portsmouth Daily Times, Tuesda, May 11, 2004
Shelby Jamison, 62
     Shelby Jamison, 62, of Garrison, Ky., died Sunday, May 9, 2004, in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. He was born June 3, 1941, in Greenup County, Ky., a son of the late John Jamison and Carrie Wolfe Jamison. He was a member of the Little Country Church on Montgomery Creek in Lewis County, and a retired carman for the CSX Railroad.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Joann Ruckel Jamison, Aug. 1, 1976; and three brothers, Lovell Jamison, R. B. Jamison and Pearl Jamison.
     Surviving are two sons, John Herbert Jamison of Garrison, Ky., and Shelby Ray Jamison of Quincy, Ky.; one stepson, Mike McDaniel of Quincy, Ky.; one daughter Barbara Lynn Madden of Garrison, Ky.; two stepdaughters, Stephanie Hackney of Charlotte, N.C. and Allison Burris of Vanceburg, Ky.; three brothers, Shannon Jamison, Tiffon Jamison and Paul Jamison, all of Garrison, Ky.; one sister, Cortie Potter of Garrison, Ky.; five grandchildren; and six stepgrandchildren.
     Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at the Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, Ky., with the Rev. Clarence Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Jamison Cemetery in Garrison, Ky., Friends may call at the Roberson Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour Wednesday.

Portsmouth Times, Saturday, Sept. 15, 1888
Death of Aaron C. Jeffords
     Mrs. Stout Barklow has received intelligence of the death of her brother, Aaron Clark Jeffords, at Hanford, California, where he had resided for many years. His death took place August 19th, and his disease what cancer of the stomach. He was born in this city December 15, 1835, the son of Ezra Jeffords, who died a few years ago. He was a brother of Mrs. Stout Barklow, of Mrs. Charles Grow, of Lawrenceburg, Ind., and of the late Joseph Jeffords of this city. He leaves a wife and three children, one of them married. He had been away from Portsmouth about thirty years. The TIMES made mention of the fact last spring that he desired to visit his old home before he died, and was making arrangements for the trip. But the grim reaper overtook him and he was destined never again to view the scenes of his childhood. Aaron Jeffords will be kindly remembered by many who were his companions and schoolmates in days lang syne.

Portsmouth Times, Thursday, Oct. 17, 1946
Mrs. Alice Jeffords
     The body of Mrs. Alice Stratton Jeffords, widow of George Jeffords, who died at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the home of a son-in-law and daughter, Mrs. and Mrs. W. K. Ruark of Dayton, Ky., is to be brought here for funeral and burial services. It is expected to arrive at 2:15 p.m. Friday at Emrick funeral home where the last rites will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday with interment following in Memorial Park cemetery. Rev. Hoke S. Dickinson, pastor of First Christian church, will officiate.
     Born Aug. 11, 1869, in Ashland, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Stratton, Mrs. Jeffords had resided in Dayton the last nine years. She was a member of the Christian church.
     Her survivors include another daughter, Miss Anna Jeffords of Dayton; four sons, Dr. George Jeffords of Newport, Harry Jeffords of Portsmouth, Elza and Joe Jeffords of Huntington; a sister, Mrs. Sophia Monroe of Portsmouth; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Alice A. Jeffords - See Alice A. Hawes (Mrs. Stanley Hawes)

Portsmouth Daily Times, Monday, Jan. 14, 1985
     Anna Jeffords, 85, of Portsmouth died Saturday at Golden Years Convalescent Center.
     A native of Portsmouth, she was a member of Holy Redeemer Church and the Catholic Ladies of Columbia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Jeffords, in 1968.
     Surviving a son, Charles Jeffords of Tampa, Fla.; two daughters, Ruth Jeffords of Portsmouth and Mary Anne Downs of Columbus; a sister Mrs. Carrie Meisel of Portsmouth; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
     Funeral service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with Rev. David Funk officiating. Interment is to be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 tonight at Melcher Funeral Home, where recitation of the rosary will be held at 7:30 tonight.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Saturday, Nov. 30, 1918
Veteran's Flag
     When the family were sitting at the evening meal at the home of Mrs. and Mrs. Charles Jeffords, 633 Sixth street, Friday evening, Mrs. Jeffords suddenly remarked that she knew that her son Charles was dead. Before any one could reply the door bell sounded and a telegram was received from Washington stating that Pvt. Charles Joseph Jeffords had been officially reported killed in action, Nov. 1, 1918 While fighting for his flag in France.
     Last Monday night, a sister of Pvt. Jeffords, Mrs. C. W. Russell had a dream . She thought that both her brothers had been brought home dead and were in caskets side by side in the front room of the home.
     Pvt. Jeffords was born in Portsmouth, May 22, 1893 and had been an employee of the Excelisor Shoe Plant for the past fourteen (sic.) years. At the time of his departure for Camp Sherman, July 25, 1918 he was assistant credit man at the plant. Jeffords was given a short period of training at Camp Sherman and sent to Camp Mills where he remained two weeks. Early in September he sailed overseas with Co., K, 336 Regiment.
     He leaves his parents, three sisters, Mrs. Reed Rowe, Baird avenue, Mrs. C. W. Russsell, and Alma Jeffords, Sixth Street; one brother Corporal Fred Jefforde who is in training at Wilbur Wright Field, Dayton, to mourn the death of a gallant hero.
     Pvt. Jeffords was a member of St. Mary’s church and a faithful member of the Knights of Columbus and Knights of St. George.
     Pvt. Anthony Billian who was officially reported as killed in action on Nov. 2, 1918 and Pvt. Jeffords who were life long friends and boon companions fought in their first battle together. The boys left for Camp Sherman one month apart but went to France on the same vessel. According to a letter recently written by Pvt. Jeffords, he stated that if Billian was killed he wanted to be killed also as they wanted to return together or not at all.
     Both young men were well known in the city and their many friends will be grieved to learn of their deaths although they died for their county and for a noble cause.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Thursday, July 19, 1928
Corney Jeffords Found Dead
     Charles (Corney) Jeffords, 68, for many years a resident of Portsmouth was found dead in bed Thursday morning at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mrs. and Mrs. Reed Rowe of Midland, Pa., with whom he had been visiting. Mrs. Jeffords had been in poor helath for sometime and was recovering from an attach of pneumonia. His body is being forwarded to Portsmouth and will be (unreadable) for the home of his son-in-law J. E. Butler of 633 Fifth street where the funeral services will be held. Mr. Jeffords wife, Mrs. Dora Jeffords died on Apr. 1926.
     Mr. Jeffords is survived by three daughters and a son, Mrs. Reed Rowe, Mrs. Butler and Mrs. C. W. Russell of this city and Fred Jeffords of Sixth street. Another son Charles was killed in the World War.
     Mr. Jeffords for a number of years was employed in the Pennant (unreadable) room on Chillicothe street. During his younger days he was employed by the old canal boat from Portsmouth to Cleveland.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Friday, July 20, 1928
Charles Jeffords
The body of Charles (Corney) Jeffords, 68, a former resident of his city, who was found dead in bed Thursday morning at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mrs. and Mrs. Reed Rowe, of Midland, Pa., arrived in Portsmouth, Thursday midnight. The body was removed to the home of his son-in-law J. E. Butler of 633 Fifth street where friends may view it.
     Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 8:30 o’clock from the St. Mary’s church. Interment will follow in Greenlawn.

Eleanor C. Jeffords - See Eleanor C. Rowe (Mrs. Andrew Reed Rowe)

Ella Jeffords - See Ella Reeg (Mrs. George P. Reeg)

Unknown newspaper, Unknown Date
Funeral services are to be conducted Tuesday for Elza A. Jeffords, 64, of Huntington, W. Va., who died Saturday at 6 p.m. in Cabell-Huntington Hospital.
     A former resident of Portsmouth, Mr. Jeffords is survived by his wife, Mrs. Willa Dameron Jeffords; three brothers, Harry Jeffords, 846 Third St., Joseph Jeffords of Columbus and Dr. George Jeffords of Newport, Ky., and two sisters, Mrs. W. K. Ruark and Miss Amelia Jeffords of Dayton, Ky.
     Funeral services are to be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Reger Funeral Home in Huntington with burial here in Memorial Burial Park.

Portsmouth Times, May 28, 1888
     Portsmouth’s second oldest citizen, Ezra Jeffords, long a resident here and known to practically all the people of the city died at his home, 115 East Eight street Wednesday morning.
     Mrs. Jeffords was born in Bracken county, Ky., in 1822, and as a consequence had reached the 88th year, more that the allotted time of a man’s life, according to Biblical records. Many years ago Mr. Jeffords followed the vocation of driving a dray and was exclusively employed by E. E. Ewing for 40 years, then in the queensware business at wholesale on West Front street. He accumulated a competence and some years ago retired and let a quiet life, although that he might not be altogether idle, he carried on the sale of notions at a small store on East Ninth street.
     One of the original members of the First Church of Christ (when the building was located on North Chillicothe street and know as the Camp(unreadable)) he was ever one of the most faithful members of the congregation and attended services up until only recently. So much so was he in this respect that it was said of him that he seldom, if ever missed a prayer meeting and there were times when but he and the late Dr. J. F. Davis, a good friend of his and also a leading member of the Christian church, were the only persons in attendance, bedsides the pastor and the janitor. He saw the attendance increase until as many as 500 persons would be present.
     Mrs. Jeffords was a pronounced Prohibitionist and since the organization of the party always voted that ticket. He was opposed to the open saloon and said the only solution of the problem was no saloon.
     His live was as peaceful as the running brook and was uneventful. He took but little or no part in public affairs preferring the companionship of his family and left the conduct of state and national matters to others. He believed in a moral standard, in a good citizenship and lived a righteous, upright and honorable life and Portsmouth is better for him having been a citizen of the city.
     Mr. Jeffords came to this city in 1850 and spent sixty years of his life here. He was married in Portsmouth soon after coming here to Miss Phoebe Willis, (sic.) who passed away more than 20 years ago. To them were born four children, one died in infancy and others living are George of Chattanooga, Samuel of Boulder, Colo. and Frank of Kansas City. The deceased also leaves five grandchildren and one brother Josiah Jeffords until recently of the West Side, but who now makes his home in the house where his brother died and where the latter lived for 40 years.
     No arrangement have been made for the funeral which will be conducted by Rev. Meacham pending the arrival of the children. Interment will take place in Greenlawn.

Portsmouth Times, May 26, 1910
     The funeral services of the late Ezra Jeffords will be held Saturday at the residence, 151, East Eighth Street, but the hour has not yet been decided upon, on account of the sons having not yet arrived. Rev. Meachem of the First Christian church will officiate, and Walter Bagby and some other members of the congregation will make testimonial remarks. Music will be furnished by members of the choir of the church, led by Chorister Crabtree. The pall bearers have been chosen from members of Mr. Jefford’s Sunday school class.
     Mr. Jeffords was probably the oldest active member of a Sabbath School class in the United States. He never missed a session when heath permitted.
     It is not given to many to have so long a span of life as was vouchsafed to Mr. Jeffords, and to retain their faculties to the last, and be able to read over their lives like an open book. To the last moment his mind was as clear as a bell. His life covered the most interesting portion of our country’s history. He remembered, when a boy in Southern Illinois, seeing the troops go north to take part in the Black Hawk war. He remembered seeing the ovation to Lafayette when the great Frenchman passed down the river, and was nearly a man grown when the Mexican war broke out, witnessing boat load after boat load of troops pass down the river on the way to that conflict. He remembered when slaves crossed the river from Kentucky and were assisted on their way to freedom by Illinois farmers. He was a boatman on the canal between Portsmouth and Cleveland, when that waterway was the great connection artery between the East and West, the lakes and the Ohio river, and saw the river front of Portsmouth packed for a mile with canal boats, four boats deep. He drove a dray when there were six hundred drays in Portsmouth, and all were making money. That was the period which, by hard work and honesty, Mr. Jeffords fixed himself comparatively for life, financially. He was here during the exciting scenes of the civil war. He saw the town develop from an insignificant village to a prosperous city of $25.000 or more. He passed through all the exciting and epoch-making, political changes, finally launching in the Prohibition party, which ticket he voted to the last.
     Mr. Jeffords, rather late in life married to Miss Phoebe Willey whose first husband died while on his way to the front, during the Mexican war. One of the regrets of Mr. Jeffords through life was that he did not get married sooner. His married life was an ideal one. Four sons were born of the union, three of whom are living. Mrs. Lettie Jeffords, wife of George Jeffords of Chattanooga, Tenn., has been here several weeks, and ministered with a daughter’s love till the last. Since he became a widower a faithful niece of Mrs. Jeffords Mrs. Mary Donahoe, has been his housekeeper. She was true to her trust, make a splendid home for him, and soothed his dying pillow to the last.
     Mr. Jeffords was very loyal to his church, the Church of Christ, gave liberally to it, and never missed a service of any kind when health would admit of it. He was a great friend and admirer of the late Dr. J. F. Davis and it was through the solieltation of that gentleman that he joined the church. As is well known, the beginning of the Christian church in Portsmouth was very modest, and it has only been in the last few years that the church has attained its phenomenal strength. Mr. Jeffords loved to recall the fact that at many a Wednesday night’s service in the earlier days there would be no one present but himself, Dr. Davis and the janitor. But they always held prayer service, and all lived to see the Wednesday night meetings crowded to the doors. The choir paid a beautiful tribute to the dying patriarch Sunday night after service, going to the home and singing on the lawn the songs he always loved closing with "Nearer My God, to Thee." The dying man raised himself on his elbow and smiled when the later beautiful selection was sung, and an expression of great peace came into his face.
     Mr. Jeffords has one brother living, Josiah, who wife died about a year ago, and he has lately been living at the home of his brother, and is still there.

Portsmouth Times, Monday, Dec. 2, 1968
Veteran's Flag
Fred Jeffords
     Fred John Jeffords, 72, of 1534 Sixth St., was dead on arrival a Mercy Hospital at 2:20 a.m. today.
     A native of Portsmouth, he was a retired bookkeeper for Hibbs Hardware and a veteran of World War I. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Church, the American Legion, United Commercial Travelers, Disabled American Veterans and St. Vincent DePaul Society.
     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna Marie Jeffords; a son Charles of Dayton; two daughters, Miss Ruth Jeffords, at home, and Mrs. Mary Downes of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Reeves of Plymouth, Ind., Mrs. Lucy Russell, 1101 Kent St., and Mrs. Alma Butler, 2407 Grandview Ave., and eight grandchildren.
     Funeral services are to be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Redeemer Church, with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery.
     Recitation of the rosary is to be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Melcher Funeral home.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Portsmouth Times, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 1945
George Jeffords
     George Jeffords, 82, former resident of Portsmouth, passed away at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. K. Ruark of Dayton, Ky., where he had resided the last few years.
     Mr. Jeffords was born May 1, 1863, a son of Joseph and Anna Amelia Jeffords. He worked virtually all his life on the river and for several years was a caretaker of the Scioto Yacht club.
     He was married in 1883 to Miss Alice Stratton of Portsmouth, who survives.
     Also, surviving are six children, Mrs. Ruark, Miss Amelia Jeffords of Dayton, Ky., George Jeffords of Newport, Harry Jeffords of Portsmouth, Elza and Joe Jeffords of Huntington; four grand children; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ella Reeg of Portsmouth, and several nieces and nephews.
     The body is to be brought to Windel-Howland funeral home where funeral services are to be conducted.

Portsmouth Times, Tuesday, Apr. 30, 1974
Harry L. Jeffords
Harry L. Jeffords, 88, of 846 Third St. died at 12:45 a.m. today at Elmwood Village Convalescent Center.
     He was a native of Portsmouth, retired employe of the former Selby Shoe Co., member of First Christian Church and was a Mason
     Surviving are his wife, Genevieve Sweet Jeffords; a son, Lloyd Jeffords of Chillicothe; a daughter; Mrs. Alice Hawes of Cincinnati; two sisters, Mrs. W. K. Ruark and Miss Ann Jeffords both of Fort Myers, Fla.; two brothers, Dr. George Jeffords of Newport, Ky., and Joseph Jeffords of Huntington, W. Va.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren..
     Funeral services are to be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Daehler Funeral Home, with Rev. Richard Wilburn officiating. Interment is to be in Memorial Burial Park.
     Friends may call at Daehler’s from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Arizona Republican Newspaper, April 4, 1891
     Tucson--Hon. Harry R. Jeffords, U.S. District Attorney for Arizona died about 11 o'clock today of Bright's Disease.
     Mr. Jeffords was 36 years of age, a brilliant young lawyer and a man highly steemed by all who knew him. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss.
     Mr. Jeffords was a native of Mississippi. His father was for many years a prominent member of the bar of Mississippi and was honored by his fellow citizens, being elected judge of his district and also elected to Congress. On account of failing health, Mr. Jeffords came to Arizona in 1884 where for some time his health improved. In 1886 he was elected District Attorney of Pima County holding the office for two years. In 1889 he was appointed U.S. District Attorney for Arizona by President Harrison which position he held at the time of his death.
     While attending U.S. Court at Prescott last July Mr. Jeffords was stricken with mountain fever. This brought on a renewal of his severe attacks of rheumatism from which he never fully recovered. Coupled with this came Bright's Disease and gradually his strength deserted him, his latest illness being accompanied with much pain.

Portsmouth Times, Saturday, May 6, 1871
Sudden Death of an Old Citizen.
     HENRY JEFFORDS, one of the oldest citizens of this county, died very suddenly, at his residence in Clay township, about noon on Saturday last. He had been in usual health, apparently, during the morning, visiting about in the neighborhood. About half-past 11 o’clock he complained of feeling ill and laid down. Grown worse, he was carried up stairs, but shortly afterward expired. His death is supposed to have resulted from paralysis. Mr. Jeffords was over eighty years of age, and during life had been a remarkable active man. He was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, in 1790, and emigrated to this county at an early day. He was engaged in driving stage coaches between this point and Chillicothe, about fifty years ago. Mr. Jeffords was a man of great hospitality, of remarkable energy, and greatly attached to the sports of the field and turf, in which he always displayed great enthusiasm. He was an honorable, kind hearted man, and possessed of many of the distinguishable traits of our early Western pioneers.

Portsmouth Times, Saturday, Jan. 28, 1888
     Henry C. Jeffords, son of the late Henry Jeffords, of this county, died at his home near Naples, Ill., Tuesday, the 17th, preceded by his wife only one day, she having died the day previous—a terrible visitation. Husband and wife were buried side by side. Mr. Jeffords was born in Portsmouth in 1830, and his wife, Mary Bradshaw, was born on Carey’s Run, and was sister of the Foster brothers and Mrs. Sam Beatty.

Portsmouth Times, Saturday, July 30, 1887
Veteran's Flag
Death of Joseph Jeffords
     Last Saturday morning at half-past 11 o’clock, Joseph Van Bibber Jeffords died at his residence on Twelfth street, after a short but severe illness from flux, age 49 years, 2 months and 12 days. The funeral took place from the residence Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock and was one of the largest ever held in the city. Nearly all the business houses were represented, either by proprietors, clerks, or other employes. Many of the business men were there with their families, in their private carriages. Few persons in the city were better known that Joe Jeffords. Bailey Post, of which he was a member, turned out very strong, with muffled martial music. A heavy rain storm kept may of the post from marching to the cemetery.
     Deceased was born in Portsmouth May 11, 1838, the son of Ezra Jeffords who died a few years ago. He went to school in this city, and in 1858 was married to Miss Ann Amelia Crain. He has three sisters living, namely Mrs. Stout Barklow, of this city, Mrs. Charles Grove, of Lawrenceburg, Ind., and Mrs. Charles Beckwith. He has a brother living in Colorado, Aaron, and a half-brother, Thomas, in Cincinnati. Deceased served in the 195th Ohio Regiment during the war under Colonel (afterwards General) H. B. Banning. He spent much of his time boating on the canal, and was perhaps better known between Portsmouth and Columbus than any one man. He was of a kind and pleasant disposition and made fiends readily. Keen witted and jovial, he had won the almost universal appellation of "Happy Joe." He leaves a wife and four children.
     P. S. The city papers have erroneously printed the name of deceased as "Josiah." That is a mistake. He has a cousin named Josiah.

Chillicothe Gazette, Tuesday, July, 28, 1987
Lloyd G. Jeffords
Lloyd G. Jeffords, 70, of 17 Marlboro Dr., died 9:30 p.m. July 26 at Medical Center Hospital.
     He was born June 18, 1917, in Portsmouth to Harry L. and Genevieve Sweet Jeffords. His first wife Ruth Hamm Jeffords died in 1971. In 1975 he married Catherine M. Reep who survives.
     Also, surviving are a sister, Alice Hawes; a niece Trudy Vann; and a nephew, Terry Hawes, all of Cincinnati; a stepdaughter, Leslie K. Reep, Columbus; a stepson William H. Reep, Chillicothe.
     For many years "Jeff" operated his own appliance repair service. He was active in the Circus Fans of America, the Circus Model Builders Organization and the Circus Historical Society.
     Calling hours will not be observed. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were by the Haller Funeral Home.

Louise C. "Lucy" Jeffords - See Louise C. "Lucy" Russell (Mrs. Corneilus W. Russell)

Portsmouth Times, Saturday, July 23, 1887
Death of One of Portsmouth’s Pioneer Ladies
     Thursday night, the 21st, inst., Mrs. Phoebe Jeffords, wife of Ezra Jeffords died at her home on East Eight street of heart trouble. She had suffered for many years, but was always cheerful and her death was wholly unlooked for and was a great shock to her husband and children.
     Deceased was the youngest child of Samuel Griffith Jones, one of Portsmouth’s earliest citizens, and a man of prominence in his day. She was born at the mouth of Scioto Brush Creek, her father’s house standing on the hill overlooking what is now Rushtown. This was sixty-five years ago. When she was very young her father moved to Portsmouth, which was the home of deceased ever after. Her mother died with cholera in 1832. Her father had built and owned the house on Second street first above the Gas Works, and in that house deceased spent most of her young life. It was there she was married in 1841 to Michael Willey, of Lancaster. Two children were born of this marriage, Elizabeth, wife of Homer Montgomery, of East Eighth street, and Albert, who died during the war, a prisoner in Andersonville. Mr. Willey enlisted as a volunteer during the Mexican war, and died at Newport Barracks while on the way to the front.
     In 1845 she was married to Ezra Jeffords, who survives her. Four children were born to them, namely, Frank of Kansas City, George W., of La Crosse, Wis., Samuel of Kansas City and John, who died in infancy.
     The funeral took place Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the residence and was largely attended. Rev. F. S. Davis conducted the exercises. The funeral was delayed to give time for the arrival of the two sons from Kansas City. Frank did not reach here until Sunday noon.
     Mrs. Jeffords was the last but one of a very old and numerous family. One brother and (Samuel) is still living, at Slocum Station, quite old and feeble. The children of Samuel Griffith Jones (father of deceased) were Nathan, William, Nancy, Catharine, Samuel, Elijah, Phoebe, and two daughters who died young.

Portsmouth Times, Wednesday, June 30, 1971
Mrs. Lloyd Jeffords
     Services were conducted at Fawcett, Oliver & Glass Funeral Home in Chillicothe for Mrs. Ruth H. Jeffords, 49, of Chillicothe, who died there Monday.
     Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Jeffords, a former Portsmouth resident.
     Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery at Chillicothe.

Sarah Jane Jeffords - See Sarah Jane Barklow (Mrs. Stout Barklow)

Portsmouth Daily Times, Friday, Apr. 2, 1926
Mrs. Charles Jeffords
     Death at 10 o’clock Thursday night claimed Mrs. Victoria Jeffords, 58, beloved wife of Charles Jeffords, her death taking place at the family residence, 633 Fifth street. While Mrs. Jeffords had been ill a week, her condition was not considered serious and news of her death came as a cruel shock to her wide circle of friends. Heart trouble was the immediate cause of death. Mrs. Jeffords had spent all her life in Portsmouth and was highly esteemed. In addition to her husband, she leaves three daughters, Mrs. Elnora Rowe of Midland, Pa., Mrs. Lucy Russell and Mrs. Alma Butler of this city. She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Henry Ehret of Johnson City, Tenn., John of Columbus and Mrs. Kate Hock of Lima and Mrs. Mary Spangler and Mrs. Mary Fryer of this city.
     Mrs. Jeffords was a loyal and active member of the St. Mary’s church and a member of the Married Ladies’ Society of the church. She was a woman known for her generous deeds, was kind and charitable to all. In her death the community loses an honored resident. She was ever a devoted mother and a dutiful wife.
     Funeral services will be conducted from the St. Mary’s church at 8:30 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Father T. A. Goeble will have charge of the last rites and interment will be in Greenlawn.

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     WILDA QUEEN JEFFORDS, 90, of Fort Gay, widow of Elza Jeffords, died Thursday in J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa, Ky. She was a retired nurse. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday, Young Funeral Home, Louisa; burial in Damron Cemetery,
Glenhayes. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Caroline Johnson - See Caroline Austill (Mrs. Newton Austill)

Clara A. Jones - See Clara A. Adams (Mrs. Allen W. Adams Sr.)

Portsmouth Times, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1971
Mrs. Ollie Jones
     Mrs. Goldie Jones, 69, of 2119 Vermont Ave., died Tuesday in Mercy Hospital.
     A native of Greenup County, Ky., she was formerly employed by Selby Shoe Co., and was a member of Fort Pierce (Fla.) Freewill Baptist Church.
     Surviving are her husband, Ollie Jones; three sons, Maynard, 4024 Pleasant Ave., North Moreland, Gaylord of Carey’s Run and Ollie Jr. at home; a daughter Mrs. Louise Standafer of Dayton; a sister Mrs. Ollie Wisener of Worthington; 17 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
     Services are to be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at Windel-Howland Funeral Home with Rev. Dewey Wright officiating. Interment is to be in Siloam Cemetery.
     Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 tonight.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Tuesday, June 1, 1926
Mrs. Julia Jones
Julia Jones, 45, wife of Thomas Jones, passed away at her late home, 1014 Gay street, Monday evening about 6:45 o’clock. She had been sick for the past six weeks with an attack of measles and influenza.
     She was born and reared in Greenup county, Kentucky, coming to Portsmouth about three years ago with her husband and family. She was the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Marshall Logan and was united in marriage to Thomas Jones in 1902. She was an member of the Christian church at Tygart Valley, Greenup county, for a number of years and always took an active part in the affairs of the community.
     Besides a husband the following survive: her father, Marshall Logan, of Greenup county Ky., and children, Ollie, Ornne, Nellie, Owen, Ellis, Roscoe, May and Thomas Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Sizemore, Russell, Ky., and Mrs. Pearly Hall of North Moreland; two brothers, Blain Logan of Greenup county and Edward Logan of Mabert Road; four half-sisters, Mrs. Bessie Cotkamp of Greenup county; Mrs. Nellie Adkins of Oklahoma; Mrs. Addie Frazie of Greenup county and Miss Ardine of Greenup county; three half-brothers, George, Marshall and Elwood Logan, all of Greenup county.
     The body has been moved to the home of a brother-in-law, L.L. Kenneth, 1815 Timmonds avenue, and the last rites will be held there at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will be in Greenlawn.

Phoebe Jones - See Phoebe Jeffords (Mrs. Ezra Jeffords)

Harriett Elizabeth Jordan - See Harriett Elizabeth Jordan [Day] (Mrs. Daniel Dillon Day)

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Hiram Milton Jordan
     Hiram Milton Jordan, 88, Route 1, Olive Hill, died Monday evening at his residence following a brief illness.
     Mr. Jordan was born Aug. 2, 1893 in Carter County, a son of the late John and Nancy Lawhorn Jordan. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Olive Hill and was a former employee of North American Refractories Co. and of General Refactories Co. His wife Mrs. Della Logan Jordan, died in 1930.
     Surviving are sons Ernest Jordan of Route 1, Olive Hill; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Cline of Globe; a stepbrother, George Jordan of Vanceburg; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Globe Funeral Home in Olive Hill by Junior Logan, minister. Burial will be in Logan Cemetery in Carter County.
     The body is at the funeral home, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today

Iva Jordan - See Iva Jordan Arthurs (Mrs. John Arthurs)

Amanda Justice - See Amanda McFarland (Mrs. Farris McFarland)

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