Shinnston WV Area Deaths, 1944
From the Shinnston News

Compiled by Nanci Kotowski
 
 

JANUARY 6. 1944 ISSUE


 
 CHANEY. Jeddiah Waldo Chaney, 53, died at his home near Boothsville Sunday night. For several
year[s] he had served as local minister on the Boothsville circuit of the Methodist church.
Surviving besides the widow who was the former Ida May Reese, are two children, Joseph R. Chaney and
Mrs. Clifton E. Storms, both of that community.' The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon with
interment at the Clermont [sic] cemetery at Eldora.
 OLIVERIO. Mrs. Katharine Oliverio, 33, wife of Joseph Oliverio, of Bridge street, died at 11 o'clock
Wednesday night of last week at a Clarksburg hospital of pneumonia. She had been ill only one day.
A heart condition complicated her illness. The funeral was held Saturday at St. Ann's church, and
burial was at Masonic cemetery. She was born December S, 1912 at Chiefton, a daughter of Samuel and
Teressa Marlon Loretta, now of Viropa. Surviving besides the husband are three children, William
and Samuel Oliverio and Mary Katherine Oliverio. Also three brothers and three sisters. Tony, of
Enterprise, Joseph of Worthiagton; Robert, of Viropa, Mary, Rose and Frances of Viropa.
 RATLIFF. Wayne Andrew Ratliff, 62, a retired miner, died at his home 108 Patterson Court,
Clarksburg, December 23, of a heart attack. He was a son of Isaac and Denisea Ratliff. Surviving
is the widow, Isabelle Hicks Ratliff, four daughters, Grace, of Barberton, Ohio; Mrs. Blanche Heflin,
Farmington; Grace, at home; and Mrs. Ann Leidg, of Barberton; two brothers. Henry, of Gawn, Okla.,
and Charleston, of Kenston, Ohio and one sister, Mrs. Parris Webb of Webbville, Ky.
 SHORT. The death of Claudius M. Short, 72, of Fairmont, R. 1, occurred in the Hedical Center at
Weston, Saturday from a cerebral hemorrhage. Services were held Tuesday afternoon at a Monongah
funeral home, conducted by Rev. Charles E. Hawkins, past of the Monongah methodist church, followed
by burial at Clairmont [sic] cemetery at Eldora. Mr. Short was married July 3, 1892 to Mary Manley,
who survives.

JANUARY 14, 1944 ISSUE


 
 ANTULOV . Mrs. Sophia Antulov, 42, wife of Pete Antulov, died Thursday at her home at Bethlehem
following an illness of fifteen years. Mrs. Antulov was born in 1901 in Yugoslavia, a daughter
of Matt and Rose Kaska. She is survived by her husband, her mother, now of Shinnston and eight
children, namely. Pete, in the army; Joseph, in the navy; Martin, John, Jenny, Mary, Violet and
Rose, all at home; two brothers, William Kaska, Clarksburg; John Kaska, in the army in Alaska;
three sisters, Mrs. Mary Sekula, Detroit; Mrs. Dona Barnum.. Buffalo, H.Y. and Mrs. Rose Rotunda,
Shinnston. The funeral and burial took place Saturday morning.
 BARRETT . Michael L. Barrett, 78, retired empioye[e] of the South Penn Oil company, died Saturday
of paralysis at his home in Enterprise. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the home. Mr.
Barrett was born May 20, 1865 at Littleton, a son of John and Elizabeth Stoneking Barrett. He is
survived by his widow, Mrs. Emma West Barrett; four sons, John W. , of McMeehen; Lawrence, of
Enterprise; Charles C. , of Flint, Mich.; Bruce, of Salt Lake City, Utah; five daughters, Mrs.
E.C. Phillips, of St. Petersburg, Florida; Mrs. Arley Jones and Mrs. Roy H. Fortney, both of
Enterprise; Mrs. K.H. Wilde of Martinsburg, and Mrs. Opal Tichenor, of Youngstown, Ohio; three
brothers, James Barrett, of Fairmont; Jacob, of Sebring, Ohio, and William, of Flushing, Ohio,
and one sister. Kiss Kate Barrett.
 HESS. F.J. (Jack) Hess, 78, died Dec. 30 at Wellington, Kansas. He was born in Mar. 1865, a son
of Enoch and Harriet Hess. He went to Kansas when a young man and engaged in farming. The
deceased was a brother of the late Isaac M. Hess and E.M. Hess of Eagle district. Surviving
besides his widow are four children, all of Kansas, and a sister, Mrs. Jennie Cunningham of
Joetown .
 RULE. The community was sadly shocked Monday evening by the sudden death of Mrs. Betty Lou Rule,
who passed away at a Clarksburg hospital at 6:30 o'clock following an illness of only a few
hours. She had apparently been enjoying good health until the day of her death. She was the
wife of Sgt. Reginald H. Rule, of the U.S. Army, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, and the mother of a
son, who will be two years old in May. Mrs. Rule was one of the city's most pleasant and
friendly young women and was widely popular in the community. She was the only daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Martin, of Hood avenue, with whom she resided. Her husband, whom she married in May, 1941,
was a State Trooper here before he entered the army some months ago. Her father is safety director
for the Industrial Colleries company. Mrs. Rule worked her turn as radio operator at Co. A
headquarters of the State Police Saturday night. Sunday she complained of a slight headache.
Monday morning she became ill and was unconscious at the time she was admitted to the hospital at
3 p.m. She leaves besides her husband, parents and small son, two brothers, Lt. William Kartz, of
Lajunta, Colo., and Air Cadet Jack Martz of Hashville, Term. She graduated from Shinnston high
school and was a beauty queen at West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buekhannon, while a student there
in 1940. She was a member of the Eastern Star. She was born Nov. 23, 1919, at Mount Clare. The
funeral will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m., followed by interment at Masonic cemetery.

TETRICK. Mrs. Martha Moore Tetrick, 95, died Saturday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W.E.
Carson at Rinehart. She was a daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Hail Moore and was born March 15,
1849. Her husband, Louis Tetrick, died 15 years ago. Her first husband was E. Franklin King, and
three children, Mrs. W. E. Carson, Rinehart, Mrs. B.W. Rogers, Clarksburg, and Mrs. V.C. Plumb,
Uniontown, Ohio, survived from this marriage. Her second marriage was to William Underwood, and a
son, John Underwood of Wyatt survives. She also leaves 13 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren
and two great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Union church at Wyatt Monday
afternoon and burial took place at Wallace I.O.O.F. cemetery.
 
 

  JANUARY 20. 1944 ISSUE

 


HORNOR. William F. Hornor, one of the county's best known citizens, died Friday afternoon at a
Clarksburg hospital of pneumonia at the age of 79. He had conducted a general store at Lost
Creek for more than 55 years. His wife passed away on December 26th. Mr. Hornor is survived by
a daughter, Mrs. Earl Keal, of Philadelphia, by a brother, Hugh Hornor of Weston, and a sister,
Mrs. Ann Graham of Johnstown, Pa. He was an uncle of Robert F. Martin of Shinnston.

McINTIRE. Mrs. Hattie L. Mclntire died at 2 a.m. Tuesday at her home in Worthington. She was
the widow of Isaac Mclntire. She was a daughter of Commodore and Rebecca Thomas Tetrick and was
born in Marion county Kov. 19, 1S73. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Geddes, of Egg Harbor
City, N.J., three brothers, James, Henry and Clarence Tetrick, of Enterprise, and three sisters,
Mrs, Charles Stewart and Mrs. Otto Sturm, Enterprise, and Mrs. Charles Long of Shinnston. Four
grandchildren also survive.

PARSONS. William J. Parsons, 79, died at his home in Enterprise Monday evening. He was born in
Wetzel county. He is survived by his widow and twelve children. They are Albert, John and Lott
Parsons, Enterprise; Thomas, of Warren, Ohio; William J., in the Army; Mrs. Florence Johnson and
Mrs. Merle Witt, of Warren; Mrs. Frances Mclntire of Mansfield, Ohio, Mrs. Leota Rutter and Mrs.
Virginia Davis, Shinnston; Mrs. Loyee Sutton, Enterprise and Mrs. Margaret Jennings, Knoxville,
Tenn.; two brothers, Thomas F. Parsons, St. Mary's and M.A. Parsons, Oakland, Calif.

ROWLEY. Funeral services for Mrs. Lacy Clark King Rowley, who died at her home on Main street
Friday morning were held at the First Methodist church Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. E.C.
Zinn. Interment took place at Masonic cemetery. Mrs. Rowley, the wife of J.V. Rowley, retired
school principal, was 66 years of age. Although she had been ill for many months the end came
suddenly and unexpectedly. She was born December 7, 1867 near Cottageville, Jackson county, a
daughter of John W. and Elizabeth Morrison King. She married Mr. Rowley in 1893, and they lived
at Ravenswood until 1915 when they came to Shinnston. In addition to her husband, she is
survived by two daughters, Mrs. C.O. Nelson, of Miami, Florida, and Mrs. E. Wayne Coffindaffer,
of Shinnston; two sons, Capt. Homer K. Rowley with the navy in Philadelphia, Pa., and G. Eugene,
Rowley of Charleston, and four brothers, G.L. King of Spencer; W.O. and O.L. King, both of
Cottagevilie, and T.L. King, of Savannah, Ga. There are seven grandchildren and one great
grandchild.

SEAWELL. Frank F. Seawell, 60, died at his home in Clarksburg Friday. He was West Virginia's
representative of the Ailing & Cory Co. , wholesale paper dealers of Pittsburgh, and had been a
regular caller at the Mews office for twenty years or more. His wife died last year. Two
daughters survive, Patti Seawell and Mrs. Stephen Springer, both of Clarksburg.
 
 

  JANUARY 27. 1944 ISSUE

 


HARDESTY. Frank W. Hardesty, 75, died Thursday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Willis
Drummond of Ehlen. Paralysis was the cause of his death. Mr. Kardesty was born November 19,
1869, a son of James and Mary Metz Hardesty of Ritchie county. He is survived by four sons,
Harry, James and Virgil, all of Shinnston, and Pfc. Harold, of Ft. Keade, Md.; five daughters,
Mrs. Alta Drummond, of Ehier; Mrs. Bessie Vincent and Mrs. Gertrude Nuzum, both of Shinnston; Mrs.
Irene Shriver, of Turtle Ck. , Pa.; and Miss Carrol Hardesty, of Pittsburgh; two half brothers, Rev.
Perry Hardesty, of Newburg and Fred Kardesty of Charleston, and one half sister, Mrs. Ada Beecher,
of near Weston. There are 31 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

MUSGRAVE. Mrs. Sadie Mae Musgrave, 55, widow of Gilbert K. Musgrave, of Fairmont, died at 4:15
Saturday in a Fairmont hospital, following a major operation four hours earlier. Mrs. Musgrave was
born in Mannington, a daughter of F.C. and Olella Freeland. Mr. and Mrs. Musgrave formerly resided
at Mt. Clare, where Mr. Musgrave was superintendent of the Hutchinson Coal Company. They later moved
to Fairmont where Mr. Hutchinson [sic] was associated with the Bethlehem Steel Corp., and where he
died in 1937 as the result of an automobile accident near Parsons. Survivors include a son, John
H. Musgrave, of Shinnston, superintendent of the Hutchinson Coal Company at Meadowbrook; two
daughters, Mrs. Glenn Henry of Memphis, Tenn. , and Miss Laura Lee Musgrave of Fairmont; four sisters,
Mrs. Mary Craker and Mrs. Susan Faden, both of Tulsa, Okia.; Mrs. Bernice Rebstene of Bristow, Okla.,
and Mrs. Pearl Stewart of Albuquerque, N.M. and two brothers, Duskey and Glenn Freeland, both of
Bristow. Another brother, C.L. Freeland, died a week ago.

ST. CLAIR. Edward St. Clair, 69, died Wednesday evening of last week at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Lillie Weatherholt at Bethlehem. He had been in failing health for several years. He was &
coal miner and was born July 22, 1874 at Simpson, a son of Arthur and Virginia Sylvia St. Clair.
The survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lydia St. Clair, a son, William St. Clair of Baltimore, his
daughter, Mrs. Weatherholt; two brothers, Elmer, of Pt. Marion and Hezzie, of Kew Orleans, and a
sister, Mrs. John Simonton of Ft. Marion.
 
 

  FEBRUARY 3. 1944 ISSUE

MILLER. Mrs. Alice Bell Miller, 61, widow of Joseph K. Miller, died Saturday night at the home
of a daughter, Mrs. Opal Shanholtz, shortly after her arrival on a visit from her home in
Fairmont. Mrs. Miller had lived for several years at Peora until moving to Fairmont three months
ago. She was shopping in Shinnston Saturday morning and had not been ill previously. Born in
Ritchie county, Dec. 27, 1883, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Metz. She leaves four
sons and six daughters. They are Mrs. Shanholtz, Mrs. Mary Campbell of Bingamon, Mrs. Thelma
Vincent of Peora, Mrs. Marie Moore of Idamay, Mrs. Ilah Willis and Miss Alma Miller, both of
Fairmont; and Forest Miller of Bingamon, Harvey Miller of Shinnston, Cassel Miller of the Army in
Virginia and Harry Miller of the Army in Hawaii.

WOOD. Donald Thomas Wood, 18 day old son of Mart and Arthela Sandre Wood of Owings, died of
pneumonia Friday in a hospital at Clarksburg. Surviving besides the parents are a brother,
Alfred and two sisters, Joan and Louise.
 
 

  FEBRUARY 10. 1944 ISSUE

BOGGESS. Carl Ray Boggess, 49, of Edgewood drive, Fairmont, died at 3:15 a.m. Thursday in a
Morgantown hospital where he had been a patient for the past three weeks of a blood infection.
He was employed by the Monongahela West Perm Public Service company as an operator at the
Hutchinson substation. Mr. Boggess was born on Cunningham's run, near Shinnston, January 16,
1895, a son of James and Caroline Heldreth Boggess. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Audra Lanham
Boggess; two sons, James D. Boggess, in the Army at Harvard, Neb., and Walter Boggess at home;
one daughter, Mrs. Thelma Roberts of Pittsburgh, Fa. ; one brother, Argyle Boggess of Pittsburgh;
and five sisters, Mrs. Curtis Ashcraft of Bridgeport, Mrs. Bruce Lyon of Haywood, Mrs. Russell
Karbert of Fairmont, Mrs. Benton Deeni of Cunningham's run and Mrs. Fannie West of Clarksburg,
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Lumberport Methodist church with interment at
Luitiberport cemetery.

CAREY. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Johnson returned Monday night from Delaware, Ohio, where they attended
the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Gertrude A. Carey, 56, who died Friday evening at Jane M. Case
hospital there following a year's illness. The deceased was born June 8, 1888 in Byhaiia, Ohio.
She had resided in Delaware for ten years previous to which time she lived at Lewis Center, Ohio.
She attended the Methodist church and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge. Sui'viving are her
husband, A.L. Carey, telegraph operator for the Mew York Central, a son, Ario Jones, of
Centerburg, Ohio; three grandchildren, Masine E., Robert F. and Donnie Jean Jones, of Centerburg;
two brothers, Oscar Johnson, Shinnston, and Faye Johnson, Beliefontaine, Ohio; one sister,
Mrs. George Barnes, and three half sisters.

HAMRICK. Mrs. Amy Hamrick, 82, widow of Waldo P. Hamrick, died Wednesday at the home of a daughter,
Mrs. George W. Lamb, Adamston. She had been in failing health for some time. Mrs. Hamrick was born
August 31, 1861, at Shinnston, the daughter of Oliver and Minerva Fortney Kay. She was married to
Waldo Hamriek September 22, 1830, at Shinnston. For many years an employe[e] of the Fairmont &
Baltimore Coal Company, he died fifteen years ago. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Lamb, there survives
a brother, Thomas Nay of Rivesville, and two grandchildren, Mrs. Harold Fuit-2 and Miss Mildred
Alexandre, both of Clarksburg. Mrs. Hamrick was a member of the Adamston U.B. church. Funeral
services were held Friday afternoon with burial in the Greenlawn cemetery.

SANDY. Mrs. Cora Alice Sandy, 72, widow of Frederick L. Sandy of Pine Bluff, died at 2:45 p.m.
Saturday after a two-day illness at a Clarksburg hospital. She was a surgical patient. Mrs. Sandy
was born in Ritchie county near Pennsboro, June 20, 1871, the daughter of Lorenza [Lorenzo] and
Millie Tichnel [Tichenor] Martin. She was a member of the Pine Bluff U.B. church. She leaves two
sons, Ellis F. Sandy of Peora and Howard L. Sandy of Pine Bluff; two daughters, Mrs. John Templeton
of Clarksburg and Mrs. Russell Anderson of Pine Bluff; a brother, John B. Martin and a sister, Mrs.
William L. Leonard of Pine Bluff and 17 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

STEPHENSON. John K. Stephenson, 69, retired insurance executive, died at his home, 700 Milford
street, Clarksburg, Sunday afternoon at 2:40 o'clock. He had been in failing health for some time
past but had been confined to his bed for only a week. A heart condition was the cause of his
illness and death. Mr. Stephenson was widely known in northern West Virginia. He located at
Clarksburg in 1304 as district manager for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and remained there
in the same position until 1923 when he was transferred to Wheeling where he served in the same
capacity for the company until 1935. He retired from active duty with the company the same year,
and in 1937 the family returned to Clarksburg to make their home. He was born June 27, 1874 at
Fendleton, North Carolina, a son of the late Augustus and Virginia Britt Stephenson. He was a member
of the Clarksburg Baptist church, and was for many years affiliated with Herman Lodge No. 6, A.F.
and A.M. as well as the Scottish Rite bodies and the Shrine. Surviving besides the widow, Mrs. Nina
Haneox Stephenson, is a son, Dr. J.E. Stephenson of Clarksburg, and a daughter, Mrs. William R.
Meredith of Fairmont. Also a sister, Mrs. Edna Robbins, of Raleigh, North Carolina, and six
grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Virginia Roberts, who was the wife of Charles Roberts, Weston
newspaperman, died several years ago. One of her sons, Jack Roberts, is a gunner on a bomber in the
South Pacific and is stationed on Christmas Island.

STURM. Ulysses Grant Sturm, 77, a retired carpenter, died at 3:50 p.m. Sunday at his home in
Clarksburg following a several months illness. He was a former resident of Shinnston and Mannington.
Born September 29, 1S66, on Harter Hill, Marion county, Mr. Sturm was a son of John and Martha Hess
Sturm. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Rosa A. Hess Sturm; three sons, Howard H., of Shinnston;
Earl, of Fairmont, and G. Bewey, ©f Pittsburgh.. Pa., and four daughters, Mrs. J.L. Cronin, Mrs. Elsie
Fortney and Mrs. George Tetrick, all of Clarksburg, and Mrs. Lloyd Harper of Pittsburgh. There are
five grandchildren.
 
 

  FEBRUARY 17. 1944 ISSUE

GRECO. Paul Greco, 66, retired employe[e] of the Consolidation Coal Company, died at 8:30 p.m.
Fsb. 9 at his home on High street. Born in Italy, Mr. Greco had been a resident of the United
States for forty years. He is survived by five sons, Joseph, of Shinnston; Frank, of Owings;
John, in the Army in Hawaii, and Dominick, in the Army in Arizona, and two daughters, Sarah of
Chicago, and Julia, of Monongah.

MACKEY. Alexandra Maekey, 79, a retired farmer of Ritchie county, died of paralysis Saturday at
his home on the Shinn's run road. Ke came to this vicinity Dec. 1, and had not been ill
previously. The son of Alexandra and Nancy Lemons Maekey, he was born Nov. 30, 1864, in Ritchie
county. He leaves his widow, Julia Maekey; seven sons, Shreman [sic], Lindsey, Homer and
Lawrence Maekey, all of Garrettsville, Ohio; Lee Maekey of Parkers'ourg; Howard and Scott Maekey
of Shinnston; and three daughters.

RILEY. Mrs. Lovie Belle Riley, 63, wife of Hugh H. Riley and one of Shinnston's most highly
respected women, died at a Clarksburg hospital last Thursday of uremic poisoning. She had
undergone an operation on the previous Thursday. Mrs. Riley had been for many years actively
engaged with her husband in conducting their paint and wall paper store here and her friendly
manner had won many friends throughout the community. She was also a devoted member of the First
Baptist Church, a member of the missionary society and president of the Fhilathea Sunday school
class. Funeral services were held at the church Sunday afternoon and were largely attended. Many
beautiful floral pieces expressed the high esteem in which she was held. Interment took place at
Masonic cemetery. Mrs. Riley was born July 22, 1881, near Harmony Grove, Taylor county and was a
daughter of Finton L. and Plymra Riley Curry. She is survived by her husband, a son, Noel Riley,
local funeral director; a daughter, Mrs. Bruce Daniels, of Youngstown, Ohio; two brothers, Clarence
Curry, circuit clerk of Marion county, and Lee Curry, of Monongah; two sisters, Miss Nina Curry of
Fairmont, and Mrs. Erna Curry of Taylor county, and eight grandchildren.

TALERICO. Mrs. Landora Virginia Talerico, 69, widow of Nicholas Talerieo, died of pneumonia at 9:30
a.m. Feb. 9, at her home in Kilarm. She was born in 1865 in Monongalia county. She is survived by
a son, Clyde Welch and a daughter, Mrs. David Victor, both of Kilarm; one brother, Tilden Welch of
New Martinsville, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Biggie of New Martinsville, and Mrs. Silas Ford of
Kilarm.

TUCKER. Mrs. Mary Ellen Tucker, 81, widow of Benjamin Tucker, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Robert Manley, 1110 1-2 Ridgeway avenue, Fairmont, Feb. 8. She was born in Marion county, Dec. 21,
1862, and spent most of her lifetime there. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Blanche Nicholson of
Clarksburg and Mrs. Manley; and a son, George Tucker of Morgantown; a granddaughter, Virginia Rogers
of Grafton; three brothers, E.E. Board of Oregon; J.S. Board of Healdton, Okla., and T.T. Board of
San Diego, Calif., and two sisters, Mrs. James Gurley of Enterprise, and Mrs. T.R. McDougal of
Parkersburg.
 
 

  FEBRUARY 24. 1944 ISSUE

ENDRES. The funeral of Joseph Endres, 54, who died Monday evening from injuries received a short
time previously at a local planing mill, will be held at 2 o'clock. Thursday at the home on Bridge
street, and interment will take place at Masonic cemetery. Mr. Endres, who was a skilled cabinet
maker and carpenter, was at work at the Vincent planing mill, when he and Lloyd Riley were
putting a belt on a band wheel. Mr. Endres had hold of a board which caught in the belt and
struck him in the stomach, rupturing his liver and possibly causing other internal injuries. He
was removed to his home and a few minutes later was placed in an ambulance to be taken to a
Clarksburg hospital. He died before reaching the hospital. The deceased was born August 6, 1890
in Germany. He had been a resident of Shinnston since he was a young man and was well known
throughout the community. He married Miss Mary Maloney, daughter of the late James and Huldy
Maloney of Shinnston, May 3, 1916. The marriage took place at Seaucus, New Jersey, where the
couple resided for a few years before coming to Shinnston. Surviving besides the widow are the
following children: Joseph Endres, in the Army in Africa; Mrs. Jessie Mahana, William Stanley,
Catherine and Martha Margaret, all of Shinnston
 
 

  MARCH 2. 1944 ISSUE

McGONIGAL. Funeral services for Mrs. Mary McGonigal, 64, who died Thursday afternoon at her home
on Mahlon street, were held Sunday afternoon at the residence, conducted by Rev. E.G. Zinn,
pastor of the First Methodist Church. Burial was at Masonic cemetery. She was the widow of John
S. McGonigal, who was in the transfer business for many years prior to his death in 1939. The
family had resided here for thirty years. Mrs. McGonigal was a member of the Christian church
and was a woman of fine Christian character and was noted for her neighborly disposition and her
kindness and assistance to the sick and afflicted. She was born in Marshall county August 22,
1879, a daughter of James and Margaret Stanford Criswell. Surviving are three children. William
H. McGonigal, railway express agent at Ksyser, Robert Glenn McGonigal, at home, and Mrs. Gertrude
Wait of Cameron.

ROBINSON. The funeral of Cecil Edward Robinson, 69, who died Wednesday of a heart attack while
at work on his farm on Robinson's Run, was held Friday afternoon at the home. Interment took
place at Masonic cemetery. Mr. Robinson was born Dec. 8, 1874 on Robinson's Run and spent his
entire lifetime there. He was the son of James and Janie Hawker Robinson. His wife, Frances
Griffin Robinson, died several years ago. He leaves four sons, Kenneth Robinson of Washington,
B.C., Glen Robinson of the U.S. Army in England, Edward Robinson of Robinson's Run, and Cecil
Robinson, Jr., at home. Also surviving are two brothers Amos Robinson of Robinson['s] Run, and
Henry Robinson of Shinnston, and a sister. Miss Nellie Robinson, also of Shinnston.

 
 

  MARCH 9, 1944 ISSUE

BRYAN. Weden D. "Tony" Bryan, 90, one of Harrison county's eldest citizens and a resident of
Shirmston for the past 70 years, died at his apartment on Pike street Tuesday of ailments due to
advanced age. He was a retired contractor and brick mason and he helped with the erection of
many of Shinnston's buildings, and for many years was owner of the Shinnston Pharmacy. He was
born Oct. 23, 1853, in Greensburg, Pa., a son of Templeton and Uriah Darr Bryan. He was the last
of his immediate family. His wife, Sina Shore Bryan, and a son Goff Bryan, both died several
years ago. The only surviving relatives are two nieces and a nephew: Miss Beatrice Jarrett,
Shinnston; Mrs. Thressa Jarrett Bartlett of Tulsa, Okla., and Lyle Jarrett of Charleston.

BURTON. Lucille Jane Burton, month old daughter of Everett and Edith Coen Burton of the Haywood
road, died at the home Sunday morning. Funeral services were held at the Tetrlck Funeral Home
Tuesday afternoon conducted by the Rev. E.G. Zinn. Burial was made in the Masonic cemetery.

PATTON. Mrs. Aldie Mae Patton, 72, widow of Charles H. Patton, died Sunday at the home of a
daughter, Mrs. Smith Holbert of East Shinnston. She had been ill for many weeks. Mrs. Patton
was born May 25, 1871, in Doddridge county, a daughter of Wilson and Eliza Furbee. She married
Mr. Patton who died in 1928. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Holbert in whose home she
died, and Mrs. Gerald Gains of Clarksburg; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Greynolds of Gilmer county, and
one brother, Thomas Furbee of Salem. There are two grandchildren. Funeral services were held at
the Davis Funeral home in Clarksburg Wednesday afternoon. Burial in the Masonic cemetery.
 
 

  MARCH 16. 1944 ISSUE

BRYAN . Funeral services for W.D. Bryan, 90, who died Tuesday afternoon of last week, were held
at the Riley funeral home Friday at 2:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. Foster Jones, pastor of Christ
Church Methodist, Interment took place at Masonic cemetery. Mr. Bryan was one of the oldest
citizens of the city. He was a brick layer by trade, although he was known for a number of years
as the owner of the Shinnston pharmacy, and he built the brick building in which it was located
and in which he made his home. A number of years ago he purchased a farm in Virginia and spent
much of his time there until his health began to fail. For the past several years he has seldom
left his room because of infirmities of age.

HARTLEY . Ralph Jennings Hartley, 46, of Clarksburg, died Saturday in a Clarksburg hospital
following a two year illness. He was born November 11, 1897, In Shinnston, a son of Riah and
Allie Hartley. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Dana Stevens Hartley, manager of a hosiery
shop; one son, Seaman First Class Rex J. Hartley, serv- [sic] daughter, Mrs. Dorotha Hartley
Scott of Clarksburg, and one brother, Harold Hartley of Weston; one sister, Mrs. Harry
Shuttleworth of Cayahoga [sie] Falls, Ohio, and his mother, now at Weston. There is one
grandson. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Davis Funeral home with burial in
the Greenlawa
 
McCOY . Wilbur B. McCoy, husband of the former Mrs. Ann Long of Shinnston was fatally injured
Thursday morning in the railroad yards at Parkersburg where he was employed as a yard conductor.
He died shorter after being admitted to the hospital there the same morning. Mr. McCoy slipped
from the top of an ice and snow covered box car as the car was being shifted and fell to the
cinders on his head. Mr. McCoy was a prominent resident of Parkersburg and was president of the
Eagles lodge. He was born at Elizabeth, Wirfc county and had been employed by the B. & O.
Railroad Company for 23 years. He resided at 631 West Liberty street. He is survived by his
widow, Mrs. Anna McCoy; a daughter, Mrs. Madeline Rasel, and a grandson, all at home. He also
leaves a brother, Almon T. McCoy and a niece, Mrs. Grace Hopkins, both of Parkersburg. The
funeral was held there Sunday.
 
 

  MARCH 23, 1944 ISSUE

BROWN. E.O. Brown died in a Morgantown hospital Monday following an illness of several days. He
formerly resided at Enterprise. His funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
Free Methodist church of Enterprise with burial in the Enterprise cemetery. He was the son of
the late Henry and Sarah Swiger Brown and is survived by his wife and the following children:
Elizabeth of Webster Springs, William, Elmus.. Lottie, Esther and Ruby, all at home; brothers, and
sister, Mrs. John Weaver, Ben Brown and Shermet Brown of Enterprise, C.E. Brown of Clarksburg and
John Brown of Philippi.

HAWKINS. Frank L. Hawkins, 64, died at 9:30 o'clock Friday night at his home, 229 Watson avenue,
Fairmont, following a lingering illness. He was a brother of Lawrence E. Hawkins of Shinnston. Mr.
Hawkins was born at Mannington, December 25, 1880, a son of the late Abraham and Sarah Haught
Hawkins. He was engaged in the plumbing business at Mannington before moving his business to
Fairmont a number of years ago. In recent years he was employed by the DuPont Company in Morgantown
until ill health caused him to retire. Surviving besides his widow, the former Miss Ellen McGarvey,
are five children, namely, Lt. Frank R. Hawkins, U.S.A. at Midland, Texas; Earl E. Hawkins, John R.
Hawkins, and James A. Hawkins, of Fairmont, and Miss Sarah Frances Hawkins of Washington, D.C. Other
survivors are three brothers and one sister: A.C. Hawkins, Washington, D.C., Lawrence E. Hawkins,
Shinnston, C.R. Hawkins, Grafton, and Mrs. J.B. Lazear, Mannington. There are three grandchildren.
The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at Fairmont.

WATTS. Mrs. Martha Eliza Watts, 86, widow of Joseph E. Watts, died at 7:27 o'clock Tuesday evening
at her home on Station street. Mrs. Watts was born in Monongalia county, a daughter of James D. and
Lydia Hartley Jackson. She had been a resident of Shinnston 23 years. She was a member of the
Presbyterian church at Morgantown. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Arch W. Tetrick, Shinnston,
and Mrs. John L. Core, Cleveland.
 
 

 
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