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Shawnee, Ohio

Carl Antle Obituary

Posted by JRW on October 30, 2013


A Tribute

Published in the pages of

The Messenger

Athens, Ohio

Aug 2 4 1988

Memorial Obituary

Entered Into Eternal Rest

Tuesday, August 23, 1988


Carl Antle


Glouster – Carl W. Antle, 92, of Glouster Route 3 (Trimble Hill), died late Tuesday evening at Kimes Convalescent Center in Athens.

Born in Bishopville, he was the son of the late William and Myrta Alderman Antle.

Mr. Antle was retired foreman and mine superintendent. He was formerly employed at Ohio no. 1 mine Jacksonville, Kimberly mine in Nelsonville, and was an outside foreman at Hocking Mine.  He was well known for his vast knowledge of history, designing, construction and operation of coal preparation plants. He also knew the history and deposits of Sunday Creek Valley. He was a veteran of World War 1 and was a member of Glouster American Legion post 414 and a life member of Bishopville Lodge F&AM 470.

He is survived by a daughter and son in-law, Phyllis and Glen McDaniel of  Glouster  route 3; a son and daughter in-law, Darrell and Frances of Athens; two sisters, Helen Linscott of Glouster route 3 Merle Potter of Circleville; a sister in-law, hazel Antle of Glouster; five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Vernice, in 1968 three sisters, Forrest and Alice Antle and Blanche Bookman; and two brothers, Wayne and Raymond.

Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Hooper Ridge church of Christ.  Burial will be in Maplewood cemetery, where military graveside rites will be conducted by Glouster American Legion post.

Friends may call at Jagers and Sons funeral home in Athens Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Bishopville Masonic Lodge will hold a memorial service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.



Information from the family from news articles. 

Carl also served in the army signal corp. in World War 1,achieving the rank of sergeant he was inducted order no. 902 serial 125 at the courthouse in McConnelsville, Ohio July 14, 1918 and honorably discharged 1st  training battalion  158th signal corp. Camp Sherman, Ohio Jan. 18, 1919, paid in full the sum of 30.07 after coming out of service He did carpenter work building the ice plant  in Glouster, a  bank building in New Lexington , also several mine tipples in the valley. He was superintendent of Ohio #1 Jacksonvill,e Kimberly mine at Nelsonville, and Hocking , the Plains Ohio. He built the plant for Dry Dock Mine on Bailey Run Mine 255 ,also served as superintendent until his retirement in 1960. He was a very intelligent man,  you might say he was a master mechanic of many trades. His judgment was highly respected.


The first large mine was sunk by O.D. Jackson of Jacksonville, called mine #4. In 1884, he sold it to W.P.  Rend.  The town of Jacksonville was named after O.D. Jackson. The Sunday Creek Coal co later built a mine at Derthic, 3 miles west of Glouster. The Sunday Creek Coal Co bought large tracts of coal and in 1886 built # 10 mine, that year in Derthic

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