From a Barbour County Scrapbook
submitted by Linda Graham.
Clippings from the Barbour Democrat
Howard Stump Dies While on Duty
Succumbs To Heart Attack While Driving Truck on Railroad Grading Job
Howard Stump, who except for a short time which he resided at Grafton, has been a life long
resident of Philippi died Tuesday morning of a heart attack while seated in the drivers cabin of a
truck which he was driving on the Taylor's Drain road while working for the contractor, MARSH
on the railroad grade. Stump had not been on the job for several weeks due to a spell of
pneumonia which he had suffered but had just returned recently. He had reported for work and
had hauled a few loads from the steam shovel and his truck did not return. His boss went to see
what the trouble was, as the truck which he had been driving had given some trouble recently. He
found him slumped over the wheel dead evidently having been struck with an attack of angina
Officers were summoned and the county coroner, Luke BOYLES accompanied by the
Prosecuting Attorney Dayton STEMPLE. And Dr. Ralph WOODFORD hurried to the scene and
the officially pronounced death due to a heart attack.
Howard STUMP was the oldest son of the late Dr. E. H. STUMP and Anna MANN STUMP and
was a railroader by trade having been furloughed when the general cut came to the railroads. He
leaves as immediate relatives three children, a brother, Dr. Lawrence STUMP, of Middlebourne, a
sister, Miss Justine STUMP, of Clarksburg and his mother, now Mrs. Anna MACE.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church at Philippi, by the Rev. G. M. TURNER at 2:30
yesterday afternoon and interment was made in Fraternity cemetery immediately following.
Note: date was missing from this clipping.
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