From a Barbour County Scrapbook
submitted by Linda Graham.
Clippings from the Barbour Democrat
Obituary J. Lewis Jenkins
[1937, no date] Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock, Monday at the home 114 Maple
avenue, North Philippi,
for J. Lewis Jenkins, 57, railway telegraph operator here for the last thirty
years, who shot and killed himself about 7:15 o'clock, Saturday night, at his
home, after having been off duty, ill for the last five days. The Rev. C. V.
COCHRAN, pastor of the Philippi Baptist church, of which the deceased was a
member, had charge and interment was made in the Mary's Chapel church cemetery,
about two miles west of Philippi, on the Philippi-Grafton highway. Mr. Jenkins is
survived by his widow, the former Miss Icie KNOTTS, and by a daughter Mrs.
Jenevieve PYLES, a music instructor in Alderson-Broaddus college, and wife of
Coach Rex PYLES of the same college. He also is survived by a grandson, and by
three brothers, Dr. C. M. JENKINS and Albert JENKINS, both of Philippi, the latter
a former state pardon attorney and by Patrick JENKINS, of Fairmont, and a sister,
Mrs. Martha DOAK, of Washington, Pa.
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