Delores A. Skinner Golini, 1989
LORAIN — Delores A. Skinner Golini, 47, of Lorain, formerly of Newport, died Wednesday,
Sept. 27, in her home.
She was born March 30, 1942, to Elmer
and Garnet Skinner. She had operated the Hair Oasis at Huron and attended the Baptist Church at Lorain.
She is survived by her husband,
Daniel; two sons, John Scott Jr. of Baltimore, Md. and Robert Scott of Rochester, N.Y.; six
sisters, Hildreth Thompson, Louise Owens and Violet Bleakley, all of Salem,
Gertrude Timberton and Phyllis Straight,
both of Vaipraizo, Ind. and Merna of Vermillion; and two brothers, James
Skinner of Parkersburg and John Skinner of Lakeland, Fla.
were held Sept. 29 in Schwarts, Spence and Boyer Funeral Home with the Rev. Jay
Roller officiating. Burial was In Ridge Hill Memorial Park at Lorain.
1944 – Aged resident of Newport
Vachel Goddard 88, life ling resident of Newport Twp. Died
Wednesday at 3:45 am at
this home in Newport
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 am at
of which he was a member. Interment will be made in Newport Cemetery.
The body will remain at Doudna & McClure’s until hour before the services.
Mr. Goddard was born in 1856,
son of Benjamin and Marie Tice Goddard. He was an oil well pumper in Newport
Twp. During the active days of the oil industry and had also been a farmer. His
home was in Newport
in the later lafe. Mr. Goddard’s wife, Ellen Berga Goddard died April 24, 1934. Survivors
are William L. of Newport,
Mrs., C. L Dye, Ida Fogelin of Springfield,
Mrs. Hattie Miller, Frank Vachel Jr. of Akron; 10 Grandchildren, 4 great
grandchildren. Brothers and sisters are Frank of Charleston, Jane Bayless of Akron, Alice Cain of Tulsa, Okla.
Rachel Schenk of Huntington, Fannie Adams of Dayton
Mrs. Ellen Catherine Goddard
Mrs. Ellen Catherine Goddard, aged 62 years, wife of Vachel
Goddard died at her home in Newport
on Tuesday at 3:15 am of
burns received Sunday afternoon when her clothing caught fire from an open
grate in the living room of her home. Mrs. Goddard was a daughter of Jacob and
Nancy Martin Berga of Newport Twp. She was born on Dec. 23, 1871. She was united in marriage with
Vachel Goddard of Newport Twp. 46 years ago. Surviving with her husband are
sons and daughters: William Goddard of Newport,
Mrs. Hattie Miller, Frank Goddard, Vachel Goddard of Akron, Ida Fogelin of Springfield. Brothers and sisters are: John,
William, Jacob, Luther, Wilbur, Ida Smith, Bertha Kanute of Boreland Springs,
W.Va. She was a member of the Methodist Church. She will be buried at Newport Cemetery.
MRS. CARRIE GREENWOOD, Prominent Resident of Newport is Dead,
August 5, 1944
Mrs. Carrie Greenwood, 84, widow of Junius Greenwood of Newport, died Sunday at 11p.m. at the Greenwood home in Newport, following decline.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Greenwood home. Interment will be in Newport Cemetery. Mrs. Greenwood was born Sept. 22, 1859 in Newport and was a
daughter of the later Christopher and Mary Frances Greene, who were members of
the earliest families of Newport.
She was married May 6, 1889
to Junius Greenwood and her home was since at the Greenwood homestead. She was a member of the
Daughters of the American Revolution; of the Newport Methodist
Church and during her
active life was interested in all social and civic projects of the Newport
Community. Her home was distinguished for its hospitality. Junius Greenwood,
who had served as a director of the New First National Bank and also a member
of the board of trustees of Washington Co. Children’s Home, died in May of
Survivors are one son, William
Gordon Greenwood of the home; three grandchildren, James Greenwood and Samuel
Greenwood of the family home and Mary Frances Riddle Dugan of Cumberland; and
one brother, Joseph E. W. Greene of Newport.
One brother, Capt. Gordon C. Greene, died in January of 1927 at Cincinnati. One daughter,
Mrs. Mary Greenwood Riddle died in Oklahoma
16 years ago; and two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Rea and Mrs. Elizabeth McElHinney are
also deceased. Capt Mary Becker Greene is a sister-in-law and Capt. Tom Greene
and Capt Chris Greene of the Greene Line Steamers are nephews.
Capt. Tom Greene
RITES ARE HELD AT NEWPORT FOR CAPT. TOM
Funeral services for Capt. Tom
Greene, 46, of Cincinnati,
president of Greene Line Steamers, Inc., of Cincinnati and late commander of the steamer
Delta Queen, who died Monday in a hospital in Evansville, Ind.,
were held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. William G. Greenwood in Newport. The Rev. E.B. Townsend, D.D.
conducted the service. Burial was in the Greene family plot in Newport cemetery. The White funeral home of Cincinnati had charge of
arrangements here and also in Cincinnati
where services were held Thursday afternoon in the Knox Presbyterian Church
with which the Greene family is affiliated. W.W. McClure had charge of the
cemetery arrangements at Newport.
Friends of the Greene family
from many centers gathered at Newport to pay tribute to the last member of the
family of the late Capt. Gordon C. Greene and the late Capt. Mary B. Greene; a
family that made an epoch in the history of the rivers for70 years.
The active pallbearers were
Horace Lyle, Cincinnati agent of the Greene Line; Capt. Frederick Way of Sewickley,
Pa., William C. Greenwood of Newport, a cousin of the Capt. Greene; Mayor
Robert L. Bruce of New Martinsville; Carl Adamson of Akron; Roy Heritage of
Cincinnati; and Arnold Dickerson of Gallipolis
The honorary group included
Commander Merton Hatfield of the U.S. Coast Guard stationed at Pittsburgh;
Capt. Walter C. Brooth of Pittsburgh; William McNally of Sewickley, Pa.; Capt.
James Rowley of Cincinnati; Forester Farely; Marietta area Chief of U.S. Corps
of Engeneers; Ray Gill of Gallipolis; Robert Heslop of Point Pleasant, W.Va.;
Frank Hardy of Boston, Mass.; Eugene Campbell of Huntington; J. Nelson Beare of
Lock No. 16 at Beavertown; J.J. Salmons of Lock No. 15 at New Martinsville; and
C.L. Yates of Lock No.18.
Others at the funeral included
the widow, Mrs. Letha Cavendish Greene and four children, Mary, Gordon, Tom,
and Jane and other relatives; Miss Vina Cavendish of Cincinnati who is a high
school instructor there; Mrs. Leona Wiedman of Philadelphia, Pa.; O.F.
Cavendish of Huntington; Mrs Leonard Weston of Washington, D.C.; Mrs David
Leasure of Ashland, Ky.; O.F. Cavendish, Jr.; Robert Cavednish and Grace
Cavendish of Huntington; Dr. Flora Haag of Cleveland, sister of the late Mary
B. Greene; Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Sabin of Cleveland; Mrs. Dorothy Kilham of
Cleveland; and Miss Anita Becker of Cincinnati.
Capt. Volney E. White and Capt.
Jesse P. Hughes of Cincinnati; Carl Jansen of Pittsburgh, president of Dravo
Corporation on Neville Island; Dewey Windsor, president of Marietta
manufacturing Co. at Point Pleasant; Capt. Lewis Reed of Union Barge Line,
Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh; J. Mack Gamble of Clarington; Mrs. Harry Maddy and
daughter Miss Ruth Maddy, Mrs. Arnold Dickerson and Mrs. Ethel Burdette of
Mrs. Frank Hardy of Boston,
Mass.; Capt. W.C. Dugan of Vanceburg, Ky. and Cincinnati; Capt. William Pollock
of Beaver, Pa., Jack Powell and Marion Frommels of Cincinnati; Mrs. Lillian
Hughes, McClung of Cincinnati; C.B. Woodyard of Point Pleasant, Hiram Carpenter
of St. Marys; Elgin Adkins of Grape Island.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cramer and
Robert Lodder of Cincinnati; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Mueller of Loveland; Alan
Riddle of Syracuse, N.Y.’ Mrs. Frank Greene, Mr. and Mrs.John Greene and son
Tom of Grandville; Dr. Frank Wilkins of California, Pa., Frank Metz of
Cincinnati, Mrs. Carl Adamson of Cuyhoga Falls; Mr and Mrs.Walter C. Urling of
Braden, Pa., Miss Helen McDonald of Philadelphia, Pa., John W. Zenn of
Pittsburgh, Virgil Bennett and son of Warren, Pa., Betty Heritage of
Irvin Urling of St. Louis, Mo.,
news editor of the Waterways journal; miss Ruth Campbell of Huntington, river
editor of the Huntington Herald-Advertiser; Mrs. Edith Reiter, Mrs. C.C.
Middleswart, Mrs. Forrester Farley, Mr. and Mrs. Frank K. Schafer, and daughter
Anna-Marie, Mrs. Kate Maxon Richards, Miss Winifred Zearing, Mrs. Augusta K.
Bedillion, Mrs. H.A. Douglas and Mrs. Nellie Greene of Marietta.
Following the services in Newport cemetery, Mrs.
Greenwood served luncheon to many of those from a distance. She was assisted by
Mrs. Elizabeth Greene, Mrs. George H,. Gale, Mrs. Alice Fred and Mrs. J. Parker
Services for Captain G. C. Greene, 1927
Funeral services for Captain
Gordon C. Greene prominent river man of Cincinnati
and formerly of Newport,
who died in Cincinnati
last week, were held this morning at 9:00
o’clock on board the steamer “Tom Greene” at Newport. Burial was made in Newport cemetery.
Following the services the boat
left Newport on
its return trip to Cincinnati.
Funeral for Capt. Greene to be Tuesday, 1949
Funeral services for Capt. Mary
Becker Greene, 81, who died Friday in Cincinnati,
will be held at 11 a.m.
Tuesday at the home of William C. Greenwood, a nephew in Newport.
Rev. E. B. Townsend will officiate and burial will be in the Newport cemetery.
Capt. Greene, one of the two
women ever to be licensed as a river pilot and master, was chairman of the
board of trustees of Greene Line Steamers, Inc., of Cincinnati, and was nationally known for her
long career as a pilot and master on the Ohio
Her body will arrive in Marietta Tuesday morning
Doudna and McClure’s funeral home in Marietta
will have charge of funeral arrangements.
Alice K. Greene
January 8, 1991
Alice K. Greene, 80, of 763 Glendale Road
died at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday
(Jan. 8, 1991) Marietta
A housewife, she also had worked
with her husband, who sold Electrolux sweepers and products, as a bookkeeper.
Mrs. Greene was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the church’s Bethesda Circle.
She was born Nov. 25, 1910,
at Clarington in Monroe
County to William E. and
Iva Boughner Yost.
Mrs. Greene is survived by her
husband, Robert D. Greene, whom she married Oct. 10, 1942; one son, William of Newport;
two grand children; and one sister, Helen Edwards of Marietta.
She was preceded in death by her
will be at 11 am. Friday in
Hadley Funeral Home at Marietta
with the Rev. Gary J. Cooper officiating. Burial will be in Newport Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
James Hamilton Greene
Marietta Intelligencer July 13, 1843 pg 3 col 1
Died – in this city, on the 6th
inst, JAMES HAMILTON Greene, son of Capt. Daniel Greene aged 28 years.
A brief tribute of respect to
the memory or the deceased may not be inappropriate. He was generally respected
and esteemed in this community, as an active, intelligent, business man, a good
citizen, every way a valuable member of society—and a. such, his loss will be
severely felt. Very few individuals have entered upon active live, with
brighter prospects that did the diseased. Placed in his temporal circumstances
above many of the casualties which make the path of multitudes care-oppresses,
he had ever prospect before him, which the world might call desirable. But he
was I comparatively early life, cut down. To the bereaved, the loss will be
irreparable. They have indeed learned that there are deep, heart-wounds in this
vale of death. But at the same time, they have that to comfort them in this
affliction, which robs it of its sting. The diseased was a Christian. It is
indeed true, that “it is no happiness to live long, and no unhappiness to die
soon, but the great secret of happiness, to be prepared to die.” -the friends and relatives of the deceased
have comfort in their mourning. He was evidently prepared to die! A few months
before his death he became an inquirer for the way of life. – and we trust, by
God’s grace, found it. Subsequently upon a profession of religion, based upon
the right foundation, a penitent obedient faith in the Son of God, and to all
human judgment as an humble sincere Christian he was admitted to the communion
of the Episcopal Church; and while spared, witnesses a good profession, giving
evidence of “growth in Grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” –
His last sickness, which fro m the nature of his disease, was prolonged, was
borne with remarkable patience and Christian resignation. He murmured no – but
seemed as one waiting his time – ready and willing to depart – and when his
hour had come, without a struggle or a sigh –
“Turned to his God, and breathed his soul away.” He sleeps
well. We murmur not.
God orders all things well. His hand records
The changeless fate of Omnipotence.
His Spirit is abroad, sweeping the chords
Of universal power – calling from thence,
But all are kindly Monitors, which call
Upon us to be wide – ere we go hence,
Into the spirit world: for here we all
Are walking among graves – weaving our funeral pall!”
Mrs. Eunice Cooke Greene
Register August 21, 1890
Mrs. Eunice Greene, whose sad
death we mentioned in our last, was the wife of Chas. L Greene, of Newport, and the youngest
daughter of Mr. E. M. Cooke of St Marys, W. Va.
For some weeks her friends had anxiously noticed indications of a loss of
reason and had carefully tried to prevent her being left alone. On the morning
of her death she had seemed cheerful and in better health than for some time.
All the forenoon she was busy with some household cares, but in the afternoon
while her husband was expecting her to meet him at Newport, he received the shocking news of her
death. She had a very severe attack of grippe last winter, and never seemed
quite well afterward. - only about three months had passed since her marriage
and a happy life seemed to lie before her. Her Husband had expected very soon
to take her to a home of their own. She died August 16th, at her father's home,
in her twentieth year. She was greatly loved, not only in her own home but many
other friends who deeply sympathize with her husband and parents in their sad
bereavement. For a number of years Eunice had lived a Christian life, and all
who knew her sorrow that insanity should have claimed her for one of its
James B Greene 1915 - 1986
Tallow Light Vol 17, No 1
James B Greene 1915 - 1986
James B Greene, a charter member
of the Washington County Historical Society, died April 5, 1986 on arrival at Marietta Memorial
Hospital. He was 71 years
He was born in Marietta, a son of the late George C. and
Mary Oakes Greene. He was graduated from Marietta High School
in 1832 and earned his degree from Marietta
College in 1936.
He had been employed as a public
health sanitarian in Brown
County under a federally
sponsored program following the 1937 flood. On terminating this position he
entered Ohio University as a graduate assistant in
the Department of Zoology, and after two years in graduate study he returned to
public health duties in Athens City-County Health District.
During World War II he served as
a First Lieutenant in the U. S. Army. Following his discharge from service in
1946 he was employed with American Cyanamid in Bound Brock, N. H., and was
later transferred to the Willow
Island plant in1947 where
he worked in supervisory capacities in the technical department until his
retirement in April of 1980.
Carl Brown Greene
Carl Brown Greene, 67, native of Newport and a member of one of the early
families there, died unexpectedly Tuesday at 9:15 p.m. at this home in Parkersburg following a heart attack.
Mr. Greene was a son of James B. and Mary Adkins Greene. He
was born at Newport
and spent his early life there. He served four years in the U. S. Navy and
later lived at Rockford, Ill., and Chicago, until 32 years ago when he moved to Parkersburg. He was
employed for 30 years with the Monongahela Power Co. in Parkersburg until his retirement two years
Mr. Greene's first wife, Mrs. Gertrude Holdren Greene, who
was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Henry Holdren of Lower Newport, died a number of years ago. Daughters of
this marriage are Mrs. Phyllis Keenen of Warren
and Mrs. Donald L Anderson of Parkersburg.
He later married Stella Nuzum and she survives with one daughter, Miss Patricia
Greene of the family home.
Brothers and sisters are George C. Greene of 616 Fourth St.,
Ralph Greene of Alberta Canada, Mrs. S. a. Dana of 124 Wells St., and Mrs. Mary
Bates of Marietta.
There are two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held
Thursday at 2 p.m. at the
Ogdin funeral home in Parkersburg.
Burial will be in Parkersburg.
Newspaper July 28, 1897
Mr. Christopher Greene one of
the oldest and best known citizens of Newport
died Thursday night. He had passed his 88th birthday and had spent his entire
live in the township where he lived. For some years he had been blind and
almost entirely helpless. A wife and five children, all of whom were present at
the funeral, survive him. He was buried from his late residence Saturday
William H. Greene
Intelligencer December 5,
Died - November 10th in Washington, Muscatine County, Iowa
in the 46th year of his age, Mr. William H. Greene, late of Newport, Ohio.
The deceased lived in his native town until near the close of his life,
respected and loved by all. For many years he was a consistent member of the Baptist Church, and, although after his
immigration to the West, he was deprived the privileges of the Lord's House, he
maintained an orderly Christian Walk. By
a combination inveterate diseases he was unable to speak aloud for the last ten
months of his life. This severe affliction to himself and family, he bore with
heroic fortitude and Christian meekness. And when obstinate diseases had eaten
out his vitals, conscious of his condition and expressing a readiness to depart
he quietly fell asleep, in the hope of a glorious resurrection. He was a kind
father, and a affectionate husband and to mourn his loss he leaves a large
circle of friends, a sorrowing wife and three helpless children,
James R. Greene
James R Greene, 90, former resident of Newport, died Saturday at him home at Bentonville, Ark,
Following decline. The body will arrive in St. Marys Tuesday evening and will
be received at the Ruttencutter funeral home.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at p.m. at the Newport Methodist Church
and interment will be in Newport
Mr. Greene was born in Newport
and lived there until 30 years ago when he moved to Bentonville Ark.,
where he engaged in the fruit growing business, He was engaged in the oil
business during the active days of the industry in Washington Co. His wife,
Mrs. Mary Bevan Greene, died in 1938 in Arkansas,
and her body was brought to Newport
for services and interment.
Nine sons and daughters survive,
among them , William D Greene of Newport.
There are two sisters, Mrs. Martha Bevan, who lives in the Woman's Home on Third Street, and
Mrs. Louise Douglas of Parkersburg.
Charles Greene of Wooster
is the surviving brother.
Harry R Greene of New Jersey dies
Harry R Greene, 71, former resident of Marietta and Newport,
and who attended Marietta College as a member of the class of 1893, died at
this home in New Brunswick, N. J. on September 27, according to the news
received by the J. E. W. Greene family in Newport. Funeral services were held
at New Brunswick.
The body was cremated.
Harry Rufus Green was the son of
the late Rufus H. and Eleanor Echols Greene, He was born in Newport on June 24, 1869, and spent the greater part of
his life in the Newport
community. He lived in Marietta
for a number of years when he was connected with the Thornily Brothers produce
house on Third street.
During the past few years, his home was at New Brunswick. He is survived by his widow
and five sons and daughters. Richard and David Greene of New Brunswick, N. J.;
Mrs. Helen Mueller of Denver Colo., Mrs. Ester Copeland of Houston, Tex., Mrs.
Lucia Mand of New York City.
Melissa A. Greene
Intelligencer January 23,
Died of consumption, after a painful and lingering illness,
on the 28th of December
1860. Mrs. Melissa A. Greene, wife of James B. Greene, of Newport, and daughter of
Francis Wood, formerly of Harmar.
The deceased with an older sister, who died some time ago,
in the spring of 1848, and at the early age of sixteen was hopefully converted,
and with about a score of her associate Sabbath School
scholars united with the Baptist Church of Marietta then under the pastoral
care of Rev. L Corwin.
Her early Christian character,
marked by more that the ordinary sobriety of those of her age, never partook of
the austerity sometimes mistaken for true Christian gravity. With added years
was a growth and development of the Christian spirit, alike removed from
feigned cheerfulness, and the morose disguise of an unwilling servant, that
ripened into a remarkably symmetrical Christian character, which has left a
lasting impression in the entire community where she dwelt. The last few weeks
of her life after the struggle which resulted in fully committing to God the
care of two dear little children, and the patient waiting in cheerful anticipation
of soon meeting the dearest friends. "O death where is thy sting! O grave
where is thy victory!" Was an appropriate foundation for an interesting
discourse from the servant of God who officiated at the funeral solemnities,
Patricia "Patty" L. Greene, 82, of Marietta passed away Tuesday
(Feb. 8, 2011) at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born on Monday, April 23,
1928, in Parkersburg, to the late Harry H. and Fay L. Maple Greene.
Patty was a member of the CCL, 55 Plus Club, a past member of Washington
County Republican Womens Club, Marietta High School Band Boosters, and a member
of the Christ United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, sewing,
antiquing, refinishing furniture, and traveling. She was loving and nurturing
of animals and all wildlife.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Dana Greene of Marietta, and Kevin A.
Greene (April Clark) of Wingett Run, and one daughter; Jonni Jill Chutes of
Marietta; three grandchildren, Emily Welch Morris, Tyler R. Chutes, and Molly
J. Chutes all of Marietta; six great-grandchildren, Christian Welch, Atlas
Morris, Damian Morris, Corey Morris, Tyler H. Chutes, and Isaac M. Chutes; one
sister, Janet Bell Mauer of Plantation, Fla.; two sister-in-laws, Marie Greene
of Reno, Ohio and Betsy Greene Lallathin of Marietta; and one special friend,
Fran Wells of Tunnel, Ohio.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert
C. Greene on Feb. 21, 2000, and infant son, Mark Greene.
Visitation will be Friday (Feb. 11, 2011) from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hadley Funeral
Home Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike St., in Marietta. Funeral Services will be held at
the funeral home on Saturday (Feb.12) at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Don Archer
The following is from a newspaper clipping, the handwritten
date is 11/19/85
with credit to the Marietta Times:
Letha C. Greene
Hyde Park—Letha C. Greene,
80, of Hyde Park, who headed the line that once owned the Delta Queen
Riverboat, died at 6 a.m. Monday in Good Samaritan Hospital of Cincinnati of an
apparent heart attack.
She was preceded
in death by her husband, Capt. Tom Greene, in 1950. Following his death in 1950 she became
president and general manager of Greene Line Steamers, owners of four
steamboats until 1966. She then
continued as president for two more years, and was instrumental in keeping the
Delta Queen on inland waterways.
when riverboat business became economically strapped, she made financial
arrangements to save the Delta Queen. A
51 per cent controlling interest was sold to a California resident, Richard Simonton. In 1969, Overseas National Airways, a New
York Charter Airline company bought all of the interest.
attended Marshall University of Huntington, W. Va.,
and the University
of Cincinnati. She was a teacher, public speaker and
honorary member of the Cincinnati Propeller Club, Zonta Club, Sons and
Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen and Knox Presbyterian Church. She also became a member of the Screen Actors
Guild after making a commercial.
A native of
Vinton, W. Va., she married Greene in 1930. For five years she lived aboard steamers of
the Greene Line, founded by her father-in-law, Capt. Gordon C. Greene, in
1890. The family then settled in Cincinnati. She authored the book, “Long Live the Delta
survived by two sons, Gordon C. II of Cincinnati
and Thomas R. II of Cedar Grove,
Ind.; two daughters Mary G.
Stewart and Letha J. Greene, both of Cincinnati; one sister, Leoma Weidmann,;
and six grandchildren
services will be at Newport. Memorial services will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Knox
Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s