President Hayes' Brother in Law lived in County
The fact that Gallia County once had a long-time and well respected resident who was a
brother-in-law of a President is little known save to his family descendants---and
they never boasted of it.
He was "Squire" Jack McFann, who married a sister of Rutheford B. Hayes, 19th President and a
native of Delaware, O.
McFann removed to this county and settled on Horse Creek in Ohio Twp. after long residence in
Portsmouth, where he had served Scioto County as prosecuting attorney. He never practiced law
in this city, but advised many of his close friends and neighbors in legal matters.
Mr and Mrs McFann were parents of two children, a son Dennis and daughter Eliza, both of whom died witout issue.
Following the death of Mrs (Hayes) McFann, he married Miss Elizabeth Keister,
a sister of Col W. J. Keister of Ashton, W.Va., and an aunt of Mrs Oretha O'Brien of Gallipolis.
They were parents of several sons and daughters, and in direct descent is Mrs Lena McFann Roesch,
living on the old home place in Ohio Twp.
Research made by attorney William Cherrington at request of McFann descendants now residing in
Arkansas brought out the Presidential relationship, and corroboration is made by the honorable
R[or K]. M[or H]. Switzer, who well remembers Squire McFann as a lawyer and gentleman
who preferred tilling the soil to further pursuance of the precepts of Blackstone---H. R. H.
This obituary was transcribed from a scan of the clipped article
on the Andrew Jackson McFann page of Marilyn Woodard Lentz's family history site.
The date and name of the paper in which it appeared are not given.
For more information on Andrew Jackson McFann, see Andrew J. McFann's Family Page.
Allen Day, aged 76 years, died Saturday morning at his home at Mt. Vernon.
The funeral services were held Monday afternoon. Burial at Olive Furnace.
The deceased is survived by a family of grown children.
Ironton Register, 16 April 1903 (Thursday). Jodie Raymond sent me a photocopy of this obituary.
For more information on Allen Day, see Emily McFann's Family Page.
BETWEEN THE BUMPERS.
Taylor Barnes Meets Death in the Yards of the B. & O. S. W.
Theodore Barnes, "Taylor", yardmaster of the B. & O. S. W. R'y at this place, while coupling
cars last Monday, was caught between the bumpers and so severely crushed that he died the
next evening at 8 o'clock. Mr Barnes came to this city from Wellston about four months ago.
He was a sober and hard-working man, and his death will fall hard upon the widow and three orphan
children, who are left in straightened circumstances.
Portsmouth Times, 8 November 1890. Jodie Raymond sent me a photocopy of this item.
Theodore Barnes was the first husband of Luella Day, daughter of Emily McFann. For more information on Theodore Barnes see Luella Day's Family Page.
MRS. LOUELLA M. HARKINS
Mrs. Louella M. Harkins, a Springfield resident 28 years, died Thursday at 12:45 p.m. in her home at 2111 Woodside av. She was 68.
Death followed a 15-week illness.
A native of Lawrence County, Mrs. Harkins was a member of the Lagonda Avenue United Brethren Church and of Star of the East Lodge
No. 339, Daughters of Rebekay, Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Survivors are her husband, James H., a daughter, Mrs Margaret H. Coy of West Liberty, O., two sons,
Harley E. of Detroit, Mich., and Clyde P. Harkins of Springfield, a stepson, Elmer C. Barnes, and six grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Glen Haven Memorial Park Chapel. Rites
will be conducted by the Rev. C. R. Smith, pastor of the Lagonda Avenue U. B. Church. Burial will be made in Glen Haven Memorial Park.
The body was removed to the Littleton funeral home adn was returned to the residence Friday morning where it will remain until
Saturday at 1 p.m. Star of the East Lodge will hold services Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the residence.
Springfield Daily News, Springfield, OH, 30 September 1938. Jodie Raymond sent me a photocopy of this obituary.
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HARKINS---Mrs. Louella M. Harkins, 68, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 1938, at 12:45 p.m. in her home
at 2111 Woodside av. The body was removed to the Littleton funeral home and was returned to the residence Friday morning. The
body will remain in the residence until Saturday at 1 p.m. when it will be taken to the Glen Haven
Memorial Park Chapel for services Saturday at 2 p.m., in charge of the Rev. C. R. Smith. Burial
will be made in Glen Haven Memorial Park. Star of the East Rebekah Lodge will hold services at
7:30 p.m. Friday at the residence.
? Springfield Daily News, Springfield, OH, 30 September 1938. Jodie Raymond sent me a photocopy of this obituary.
Louella Harkins, was the daughter of Allen Day and Emily McFann. For more information see Luella Day's Family Page.
James H. HARKINS
James H. Harkins, 80, of 2111 Woodside av., died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at the City Hospital. He
sustained a broken hip at his home four days ago.
Mr Harkins leaves one daughter, Mrs Margaret Coy of West Libery, O.; two sons, R. E. Harkins of
Belleville, Mich., and Clyde P. Harkins of Springfield; one stepson, Elmer C. Barnes of Springfield;
six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He was born in Jackson, O., and had lived in Springfield for 30 years.
The body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home and will be returned to the residence
Wednesday morning for services at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Glen Haven Cathedral, with burial in the
Glen Haven Memorial Park. Services will be in charge of the Rev. C. R. Smith, pastor of the Lagonda United Brethren Church.
Springfield Daily News, Springfield, OH, 24 May 1939. Jodie Raymond sent me a photocopy of this obituary.
James Harkins was the husband of Luella Day, daughter of Emily McFann. For more information see Luella Day's Family Page.