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Clippings from the Grafton News

submitted by Linda Graham.

Aged Barbour Farmer Dead
Sylvanus W. Zinn, 80, Succumbs At Daughter's Home Yesterday

[Thursday, 20 July 1939]
Sylvanus W. ZINN, 80 years old, a retired Barbour county farmer and well known in this county, died yesterday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Bertha HARDEN, of Terra Alta, [another article adds "where he had been making his home for some time"] of diseases incident to his advanced age. He was born April 21, 1859, the son of Alpheus ZINN and Mrs. Lucinda GAWTHROP ZINN. The body will lie in state at the Mt. Olive Baptist church about two miles west of Philippi on the Brushy Fork road to Clarksburg, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, after which funeral services will be conducted at the church. Burial will be made in the church cemetery. He leaves the following children: Aubrey L. ZINN of Philadelphia; Mrs. Rosetta CAMPBELL of Denver , Col.; Mrs. Gladys SCOTT of Silver Spring [sic] Md.; Harley E. ZINN of Jane Lew; Curtis C. ZINN of Amissville, Va.; L. Glenn ZINN of Philippi; Carl ZINN of Philippi; and Mrs. Bertha HARDIN of Terra Alta. Another article about the death and funeral of Sylvanus Zinn: Among those who were here attending the funeral of S.W. ZINN Saturday were the following: Mr. and Mrs. Robert DUSTMAN of Morgantown; Mr. and Mrs. A.D. TALBOTT and Mr. and Mrs. A.A. TALBOTT of Elkins; Mrs. Annie BERRY, Misses Mary Nell and Elizabeth BERRY, and Robert BERRY of Glenville; Curtis ZINN and two children Laurena and Dorothy, of Amissville, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Ira HARDEN and daughter, Betty, of Terra Alta; Mr. and Mrs. Hubert ZINN, of Troy; Mr. RYMER of Glenville; Harley E. ZINN and two daughters Kathleen and Evalene, of Jane Lew.

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