Monday, March 3, 2008


The Saturday Review
April 2, 1887
Page 3



Hancock County Farmers In An Excited
Condition - A Discovery Made In Their Midst.

Farmers of that portion of Hancock county, W. Va., living directly across the river from this city, have been much annoyed for several years to find, from time to time, numbers of their sheep missing, and diligent search has been without effect to discover their whereabouts. That they were stolen by some one was the general opinion, but who the party was with such a penchant for other people's mutton they were at a loss to know.

Among those who were called upon to mourn the absence of a portion of their flocks was Thomas R. Cunningham, who only a few days ago found six valuable sheep gone from his keeping. He visited the neighboring farmers making inquiries as to whether the stray animals had been seen, and among the rest visited the farm of Joseph B. Allison.

There he was informed, as elsewhere, that there were no strange sheep on the farm; but Cunningham had reason to think otherwise, and a search of Allison's fold discovered to him the missing sheep. Tjeu jad beem re-branded, but their owner was able to identify them, and they were restored to his possession.

The surprise among the farmers is great, and the finding of the sheep in Allison's fold is the theme of conversation on all sides across the river. Proceedings in the matter will likely be instituted, and he given an opportunity to explain the presence of another man's sheep on his premises, as well as the other suspicious attendant circumstances.

Allison is the son of Enoch W. Allison, known as the Land King of Hancock county, W. Va., and is himself a man in fair circumstances.

ALEX BAILEY - Obituary

Alex Bailey – Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall
August 1978

Burial rites were conducted for Alex Bailey, 56, a native of East Liverpool, at Highland Cemetery, Follansbee, W. Va.

Mr. Bailey died in a Veterans Hospital August 3.

He was the son of Homer and Virginia Bailey.

He served in Europe during World War II.

Survivors include a brother, Arlen Bailey of Wellsville, and five sisters, Mrs. Sara Hickman and Mrs. Bessie Carosiello of Wellsville, Mrs. Marie Dunham of Parkersburg, W.Va.; Mrs. Jennetta Tapack of Smithfield and Mrs. Beatrice Chamberlain of Lisbon.


Betty Bailey – Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall

Betty, 17-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Bailey, died Wednesday in her home at 2214 Michigan Avenue.

Besides her parents, she is survived by three brothers, James, Ireland and Alexander, and two sisters, Sarah Jane and Marie.

Private funeral services will be held in the home Friday at 2 p.m. in charge of Rev. Ethel Hoyt, pastor of the Church of God. Burial will be made in Spring Grove Cemetery.


Donald R. Mahon, II – Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall
February 5, 2005

Donald R. Mahon II

Donald R. Mahon II, age 48, of Vale Street, East Liverpool died a the Alleghany General Hospital on Saturday, February 5, 2005, after a brief illness.

He was born in East Liverpool on July 28, 1956, the son of Donald R. and Evelyn (Hutchison) Mahon of Wellsville and lived his entire live in East Liverpool.

Don had been employed for 20 years at the W. H. Sammis plant of Ohio Edison last working in December as an Operator. He was a graduate of East Liverpool High School, class of 1974, and a member of the Calcutta Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed collecting antique pottery.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Susan (Coleman) Mahon, whom he married on April 3, 1976, a son, Shawn D. Mahon of East Liverpool and a daughter Mrs. Nate (Shannon) Siegferth of Akron, Ohio. He was also survived by a brother, Greg Mahon of East Liverpool and two sisters, Denise English of Tampa, Florida and Stephanie Mahon of Lisbon, Ohio and two grandchildren, Aiden and Isabelle, both of East Liverpool.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, February 10, 2005, at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes with Pastor Terry Berry of the church officiating. Burial will follow in Columbiana Co. Memorial Park.

The family will be present to receive friends at the Calcutta Chapel on Wednesday, February 9, 2005 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

ESTHER E. KRAFT - Obituary

Esther Kraft – Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall

Services are planned Saturday for Mrs. Esther E. Kraft, 81, formerly of St. Clair Ave., East Liverpool who died Thursday morning at the Ross Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.

She was born in East Liverpool June 14, 1904, a daughter of the late Theodore Baker and Ellen Nora Coleman Baker.

She had been employed as a potter at the Sterling China Co., and the Homer Laughlin China Co., and was a member of the Bethel Tabernacle.

Her husband, Charles E. Kraft, whom she married Dec. 4, 1922, died April 27, 1972.

She is survived by a brother, Cassius Ross Baker of Ferguson, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Potts of East Liverpool; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Albert Hampson is to conduct the services at t 3 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home.

Burial is to be in Jefferson Memorial Park in Pittsburgh.


Rose Galeoti - Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall
August 1978

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Aloysius Community Parish for Mrs. Rose Galeoti, 80, of 1817 Idaho Ave., who died Sunday.

A resident here for 56 years Mrs. Galeoti was born Oct. 19, 1897, in Camini, Italy.

Friends may call at the Dawson Funeral Home this afternoon and tonight.


J. K. Barrett – Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall
August 1978

J. Kenneth Barrett, 67, of Duke-Vodrey Rd., died Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Extended Care Center here following an illness of several years.

Mr. Barrett was born Oct. 2, 1910, in Pittsburgh, a son of John Barrett and Emma Elliott Barrett.

He was retired in 1969 as a warehouseman at the Homer Laughlin China Co. because of poor health. He was a former member of the IBPAW.

Besides his widow, Mrs. Esther Finney Barrett, whom he married Oct. 18, 1933, in Beaver, Pa., survivors include a son, Jerry Barrett of East Liverpool, a daughter, Mrs. James (Nancy) Nance of Lakewood, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Swift of New Manchester and Ellen Padgett of East Liverpool, and five grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the Martin Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul George of the Boyce United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon and night.


Mrs. Zella Jackson – Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall
May 22, 1971

MARTINS FERRY – Services were held this morning at 10 a the Helsop Funeral Home here for Mrs. Zella Jackson, 68, of N. Fourth St., who died Wednesday at Martins Ferry Hospital.

She was the mother of Mrs. Majella Williams of Wellsville.

Mrs. Jackson was born in Washington, Pa., March 28, 1903. Her husband, Walter E. Jackson preceded her in death.

She also leaves another daughter, a son, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.


Mrs. Vivian Bailey – Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall
May 22, 1971

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the MacLean Funeral Home in Wellsville for Mrs. Vivian E. Bailey of rear 1010 Commerce St., Wellsville, who died Friday morning at City Hospital.

The Rev, Guy Butera of the First United Methodist Church of Wellsville will officiate. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, Farrel Coleman of Chester.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9p.m. The Auxiliary of Wellsville Eagles Lodge 772 will conduct services Sunday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.