I have several obits from the Athens County messenger, Athens, Ohio that I obtained while searching for family ties. I will post them here for anyone interested.
Catherine Gabriel HAD BEEN INMATE FOR 17 YEARS Mrs. Catherine Gabriel, aged 60, died at the state hospital, Sunday, of acute dysentery. Mrs. Gabriel was the wife of Abe Gabriel, who was for many years a resident of Athens, but who died several years ago. She had been an inmate of the hospital for the past 17 years. Her son, Dr. Harry W. Gabriel of Columbus, arrived in Athens this morning, to make the necessary funeral arrangements. The funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock, interment being made in the new cemetery. Athens Messenger Feb. 22, 1907
Charles Gabriel CRUSHED BY FALL OF SLATE Charles Gabriel was instantly killed by a fall of slate while at work in mine No. 3 at Luhrig Wednesday afternoon of last week. His partner, William Williams was also caught by the same fall but not seriously hurt. Gabriel and Williams were at work taking out "rooster coal" which is considered the most dangerous work in the mine and for which considerable better wages are paid. They were working under what proved to be a soapstone pocket and without any proceptable warning many tons of slate broke lose with the above mentioned result. Charles Gabriel the unfortunate victim of the fall was the son of William Gabriel who lives near Union church. He was a popular and hightly respected young man as was evidunced by the large concourse of people who attended his funeral Friday at 10 o'clock at the Union Church. Athens Messenger July 23, 1903