Some Items from Barbour County Newspapers

These items mentioning many Barbour family names were found in two old newspapers and submitted by Diana Taylor.

The Philippi Republican
Philippi, WV
Thursday, December 6, 1923
Frank G. Kittle, Editor

Thanksgiving Wedding
Miss Mabel Glendola CORDER and James Edward HICKMAN - Thanksgiving evening 1923 at 5:30 o'clock at the home of the brides parents - Mr.. & Mrs.. L. R. Corder.

Card of Thanks
Mr. & Mrs. Richard NUTTER - illness and death of our infant daughter, Elizabeth Jane.

Announcements are received
Mr. & Mrs. Andy V. STALNAKER announce the marriage of their daughter, Adria Catherine to Mr.. S. Lamar BEAVER, on Saturday, December 1, 1923 in Washington, D.C.

The Barbour Democrat
Philippi, WV
Thursday, April 13, 1939

Beer Parlor Operator Murdered at Brownton
Patsy MORASCO, 49, was slain early last Saturday. He is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs.. Frank MARRA and Mrs.. Velma PICOLO of Brownton, said to be his only near relatives in this country.

Miss Mattie AUVIL of Philippi and Harvey ROBINSON of Grafton were married recently. Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charles AUVIL of Philippi and son of Mr. & Mrs. Jesse W. ROBINSON of Grafton.

Miss Beryl LANTZ of Philippi and Vernon V. HERSCHMAN of Meriden were married Easter Sunday. Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. D.C. LANTZ of Philippi; son of Mr. & Mrs. W. T. HERSCHMAN of Meriden.

Miss Adis MOUSER reveals her marriage of January 14th to George SHAFFER - daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William MOUSER of Philippi and son of Mr. & Mrs. Dolph SHAFFER of Kasson.

Death Notices
Mrs. Barbara Ellen SHAW
Barbara Ellen Shaw was one of 8 children of William and Jane THOMPSON WOODFORD. She was born June 22nd, 1857, her age at death on April 10, 1939 being 81 years, 2 months and 11 days. She was joined in matrimony March 12, 1879 to David William SHAW who proceeded her in death, January 18, 1919. To this union were born 2 sons - David Blain SHAW (unmarried) who died in the year 1936 at Charleston and William Ralston SHAW now residing at the Shaw farm. Other survivors include one sister, Mrs. Mary Cordelia ROBINSON of Philippi; 2 granddaughters, Margaret and Betty SHAW as well as a long line of nieces, nephews and cousins. The early ancestor of this family of WOODFORDS was John Howe WOODFORD who resided and reared a large family at the old brick house in the upper Pleasant Creek valley.

Mrs. Rebecca PAUGH
Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at the Nutter cemetery on Elk, this county, for Mrs. Rebecca Paugh, 93, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Daisy DePoy, at Gassaway, on last Saturday night. Mrs. Paugh was the daughter of Julia Ann and James NUTTER. She married John Wesley PAUGH, who died 57 years ago. She was the mother of 9 children, 6 of whom survive - Mrs. Flora BARTLETT, Boise, ID; Mrs. Emma BARTLETT, Columbus, OH; Mrs. Daisy DePOY, Gassaway; Worth PAUGH, Wheeling; Ledru PAUGH, Los Angeles, CA; L. N. B. PAUGH, Philippi, WV. A daughter, Mrs. Mattie DePOY died a few years ago, and two children died in infancy. She is survived by 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and one great, great, grandchild.

Mrs. Louisa TAYLOR
Funeral services for Mrs. Louisa J. TAYLOR, 88, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Mrs. Taylor was born March 26, 1851, the daughter of the late Martin and Julia YEAGER CHAMP, of near Belington. She was the widow of the late Richard H. TAYLOR, a Union Soldier in the Civil War. Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Francis Norrison, of Belington.

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