Brooke County, WV Obits Prior to 1930
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BRICE BRASHEAR - October 25, 1916-
Brashear Funeral: Funeral services over the remains of the late Brice Brashear, were held at his home at the corner of 10th and Commerce Streets, (Wellsburg) on Thursday morning, conducted by the Rev. G. A. Allison, of the M.E. Church. Services were held later at the Franklin Cemetery, where the body was laid to rest. The members of Brooke Lodge I.O.O.F. held services on Wednesday evening and furnished the pall bearers for the funeral.

Brice V. Brashear was born June 19, 1836. Served 3 years in Co. G. 1st West Virginia Infantry, during the Civil War and then re-enlisted for 9 months service but was not called.

He was the eldest son of George and Elizabeth Brashear -- all other members of his family having preceded him in death as follows: Morse, Mary, Rebecca, and Agnes. A half-brother of the deceased is Winfield SHRINKLER, of Alliance, Ohio.

The deceased is survived by the widow, whom he married here Nov. 18, 1911, by Rev. Riddle. Her maiden name was Cassander Bell HEATON. By a former marriage the following children survive: Mrs. Ella FINNEY, Martins Ferry, Ohio; Mrs. Lizzie HEATON, Mingo Jct., Ohio; George R. BRASHEAR, Chester, W. Va., and Clyde BRASHEAR of Dillonvale, Ohio. The above children and his half-brother Finfield Shrinkler ar in attendance at the funeral.

Abstracted from the 25 Oct 1916 Wellsburg Daily Herald from microfilm at the Morgantown WV Library.
Submitted by Julia Heaton Krutilla.

(Correct names/spelling of family members include Winfield SHRIMPLIN and maiden name Cassander Bell ROWLAND; her previous marriages were to William B. JOHNSON, and John Cornelius "Neal" HEATON. This was also Brice 3rd marriage; his 1st marriage was Mary STEWART, 2nd - Sarah "Sally" STEWART, both daughters of Robert W. and Margaret WILSON STEWART of Brooke Co., VA/WV.)

WILLIAM DEULEY - February 7, 1907- William Deuley, of near Bethany died Monday night, Jan.7th, 1907 of dropsy. He was born in 1822 Upsher county, this state and has lived in this county 50 years. The deceased was married to Miss Margaret Soles, February 19, 1846. He is survived by a wife and six children. The deceased was the father of nine children, three of which have been laid to rest. He was the grandfather of 28 living children and has 48 living great grandchildren and has 2 living great great grandchildren. The names of his children who survive him are, Mrs. Mary Way, of Brooke county, Mr. John Deuley, of Ashtabula county, Ohio, Mr. George Deuley, of Brooke county, Mrs. Bell McCormick of Tarentum, Pa, Mrs. Harriett Clary, of Cambridge,Ohio, and Mrs. Jennie Cooper, of Wilkinsburg, Pa. He was a loving husband and father, and a very hard working man, was a farm tenant and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. The interment was made in Kadesh Chapel Cemetery.

JESSE EDGINGTON Thursday, August 2, (1866)
Death of Hon. Jesse Edgington
 We announce to-day, the death of Hon. Jesse Edgington, who departed this life, at his late residence, Holiday's Cove, W. Virginia, last night, Wednesday, August 1st, 1866, in the 87th year of his age, "full of honors and ripe in years." Mr. Edgington was one of the first men of his time. He was in the prime of life a man of no ordinary ability, and leaves a worthy name. His father was the first settler who erected a cabin on the eastern border of the state of Ohio, and he, Jesse Edgington, Esq., was the oldest lawyer at his death, and we believe among the first who practised at the Steubenville bar. He was for many years prosecuting attorney of Brooke county, Va., was representative four years in the Senate of that State, and was for many years a member of the Governor's Select Council. He was the associate of Henry CLAY, of Philip DODDRIDGE, Charles HAMMOND, Judges McLEAN, WRIGHT, GOODNOW, the COLLIERS, & c. He was a noble old man, a gentleman in the strictest sense of the word, and dies with an untarnished reputation, honored and respected by all who knew him.

His funeral will take place from his late residence, Holiday's Cove, to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. The body is to be deposited in the Steubenville Cemetery. The friends and the public are respectfully invited to attend.

Abstracted from the Wed. 8th Aug 1866 Steubenville Weekly Herald, microfilm from Schiappa Library, Steubenville, OH.
Contributed by Julia Heaton Krutilla.

FELIX MAGEEFelix MAGEE of this town, has, during the prevalence of diptheria, buried his wife and three children, being his entire family. One of the latter still-born, the other two of diptheria, his wife of exhaustion.

Abstracted from the Wellsburg, Herald 3 Aug, 1860.
Contributed by Candice Kelner.

MRS. MIRIAM TIMOTHY - May 28, 1917
Mrs. Miriam Timothy, widow of Wm. Timothy, died at Gill hospital, Steubenville, on Monday at 6:10 a.m., aged 63 years on August 17, 1916. She was born in England and had been in the United States 18 years. These children survive: Thomas and John of Chester; Mrs. Matthew Powers and Mrs. Georg Hahne, also two brothers, John and T. H. Rogers, of this city; and two sisters, Mrs. Esther McLean and Mrs. Joseph Spechtholz, of Pittsburgh. The deceased was a member of the Episcopal church and was highly respected. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George S. Hahne, Rev. Charles G. Cogley, of Wellsburg, officiating. Interment was in Brooke cemetery.

Abstracted from the The Follansbee Review, June 1, 1917, Pg. 1.
Contributed by Lori J. Martin

MARY MORGAN Mary Morgan, of Follansbee, died on Saturday night at Wheeling Hospital as a result of illness with gall stones. She was 34 years of age. Her remains were brought to her home in Follansbee.Abstracted from the Steubenville Weekly Herald, Thursday, Feb. 11,
Contributed by Lori J. Martin

RICHARD MORGAN-Richard Morgan, a well known Follansbee mill man who left last fall for a change in climate that would better his health, passed away at the home of his sister in Baltimore, Md., on Thursday, May 12th according to word coming to relatives late yesterday. Mr. Morgan had been a very faithful employee of the Follansbee Bros. company since the mill was built here but was forced to leave his position because of illness early last fall. Since then he had been continually failing in health until death finally came to relieve his sufferings. Whether or not the body will be brought back home has not been learned. The deceased is survived by three children, William, David and Elizabeth.

Abstracted from the Steubenville Herald-Star; Page 10; May 13, 1921
Contributed by Lori J. Martin

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