Notes from Clarksburg Telegram
9/18/1896 – 12/11/1896
Transcribed by Nanci Headley Kotowski



 

     9/18/1896

DIED

Ollie Reed
Sp: Whitefield Reed
d. 7/25/1896 in 50th year of her age
Baptized by Rev. A. J. Garrett at 15 y/o into Broad Run Baptist where her father was a deacon.
Survived by her husband, 4 children, mother, and sister.

MEMOIR

Columbia B. Hazelton
Sp: M. L. Hazelton of Mt. Clare
Married about 17 years ago.
d. 8/20/1896 at 38 y/o.
Previously taught public school.
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Aunt Becky Ambrose, colored, died at her home in Montgomery Friday last at the age of 113 years. She was probably
the oldest person in the country. She lived here when the Indians were about and remembers battles between them
and the whites.

Last week the twelve-year-old son of Henry Edwards met with a terrible accident at Sistersville, which caused his death. He went up to the well which his father was running on the J. Russell farm, about two miles north of the city, with his father’s supper. In going through the engine room he slipped and fell in the fly-wheel of the engine, which tore him from limb to limb. Dr. Sellers was in attendance, but could do nothing for the poor boy, who died in terribly agony.
 

     9/25/1896

Daisy Orr died September 10, 1896. [Article included no significant information.]
 

     10/2/1896

IN COLORED CIRCLES

Misses Martha Lipzcomb, Stella Jones and Mr. Wm. Ruffin were the guests of friends in Grafton Sunday.
Miss Harriet Page is recovering from a severe attack of quinsy.
Miss Mattie Jones and Master Robert Beckwith are among the sick.
Little Eddie, son of Samuel Covington, died Friday morning, and was buried Saturday.
Rev. Pride will preach his farewell sermon next Sunday night at the A.M.E. church…
 

     10/9/1896

from LOCAL GOSSIP

Paul Hickman died Saturday night of typhoid fever near West Milford.

THE VIRGIE-FORDYCE WEDDING
BRIDE: Grace Clyde d/o A.G. Fordyce
GROOM: William Blair Virgie
DOM: 9/30/1896 at parents of bride’s home
SISTER OF BRIDE: Bertha

A TERRIBLE SUICIDE

"Mrs. Rankin Wiley, of Point Pleasant, cut her throat from ear to ear last Friday morning, just after her husband
had gone off on the train to Charleston…She was…the daughter of Hon. Charles C. Miller…" A daughter, Virgie,
about 15 years old, survived.

UNTITLED

Bride: Iona Brown d/o F. W. Brown ofBuckhannon
Groom: John Robert Waters of Harrison County
DOM: 10/6/1896 performed by Rev. Mr. Mick
 

     10/16/1896

CUPID SCORES SEVERAL POINTS

Bride: Icie Highland of near WestMilford
Groom: Emory Ellis Tetrick, Fairmont
DOM: Wednesday of last week
Bro. of bride: Virgil L. Highland, Best Man
Sis. of groom: Zilla Tetrick, Maid of Honor
Conducted by: Rev. Dr. Barr, Fairmont

Bride: Dora F. Pike
Groom: Cecil H. Towles
DOM: 10/12/1896 at E. Pike St., home of bride’s parents
Conducted by Rev. B. B. Evans of Wheeling

Bride: Sallie Corpening, Clarksburg
Groom: Dr. John B. Payne, Barbour Co.
DOM: 10/14/1896 at home of bride’s parents
Conducted by: Rev. Charles L. White of First Presbyterian Church in Clarksburg

UNTITLED

Wm. H. Richards died in East Coal three miles north of Clarksburg September 30, 1896.
Bartlette Grove Yard; DOD 10/3/1896 after a long illness.  SURVIVORS: 2 sons
 

     10/23/1896

BINGAMON ITEMS:  Recent Weddings

E. E. Ashcraft to Tena Wright
Daniel Cunningham to Letha Harbert
Carl Martin to Nora Sandy
John Martin to Ona Glover

IN COLORED CIRCLES

Mr. Thomas Cambric is home from Washington, D. C.
Mr. Wm. White, of Baltimore, Md., spent Sunday with relatives in this city.
Mr. William Freeman is visiting his sister in Baltimore.
Mrs. Sophia Lee returned Friday from a visit to Washington, Pennsylvania.
The congregation of A.M.E. church were pleased to have Rev. Pride return to them as pastor for another year.

Died at his home on Water street Saturday Oct 7th. Alvin Johnson aged 23 years, after a brief illness of
typhoid fever. He was a son of the late Claudius Johnson and was an estimable young man and held in
the highest regard by all who knew him. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from
Mt. Zion Baptist church. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the sorrowing sisters and brothers in
their great affliction.

Mr. Frederick Shehon, one of oldest citizens died Tuesday morning. He was a Christian gentleman having
been a member of the church for over thirty years.

MICHAEL GLANCY, SR.
d. 10/14/1896 at 72 y/o; b. County Roscommon, Ireland, in 1824
Immigrated to America 1853.  Worked several years at B&O Railroad during its construction in pre-war.
Resided Harrison Co. since arriving in America. In Clarksburg 22 years.
Well know to residents of Wilsonburg and Bridgeport.  Invalid for 10 years. Leaves wife, 2 daughters, 1 son.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery.
 

     10/27/1896

Untitled
Sophia S. Hewes
d. Thursday morning at 80 y/o
Funeral was Friday.
 

     11/6/1896

THE FRUM-SMITH WEDDING
Bride: Gay F. Smith
Groom: Walter E. Frum
DOM: 10/21/1896
Conducted by Rev. Poling of M.E. Church
 

     11/13/1896

Untitled

Bruce Martin d. 11/5/1896
Age: about 15 y/o
Father: A. E. Martin
COD: accidental discharge of pistol by brother
Bur: Hardesty Burial Ground

ORANGE BLOSSOMS

John S. Martin, 27, to Cynthia L. Glover, 18
Ernest Randolph, 27, to A.Idell Bingman, 20
Walter E. Frum, 22, to Gay V. Smith, 22
Leonard F. Jett, 25, to Elizabeth P. Gabbert, 16
George W. Wetzel, 26, to Mary F. Hearld, 18
Albert E. Wadsworth, 22,to Mary Criss, 20
Waitman E. Cunningham, 38, to Jennie Hess, 27
Filmore Davis, 22, to Mattie Warner, 22
Elmer Ashcraft, 22, to Emma E. Dye, 28
Daniel Fultner, 20, to Blanche Edwards, 18
Frank A. Dorsey, 22, to Ella Winters, 17
Thomas B. Roy, 59, to Mary A. Wollett, 48
Edward T. Young, 35, to Susie Payne, ___ [sic]

SAD AND SUDDEN

James E. Bryson
COD: killed by freight train while crossing B& O Track at Barnes’ Crossing Wednesday.
"He was coming down the Shinnston road from Taylor’s store at Pine Grove, and on his shoulder was a block of 
wood to be used in making rubber bars. On reaching the crossing he stopped long enough to let the west-bound 
fast line pass, and stepped upon the track, not noticing the oncoming freight train…The train struck him on the 
head, and carried him a distance of about sixty feet…"
58 y/o. Survivors: wife & daughter.  Former res/o Lewis Co.Union soldier: corporal in 12th regiment of WV Infantry. Distinguished for gallantry & bravery.
 

     11/20/1896

SHOT DOWN
A COLD BLOODED MURDER

A L. Dulaney
DOD ca. 11/17/1896 Wylieville, Wetzel Co.
Killed by: James Z. Taylor with double-barreled shotgun
 

     11/27/1896

DIED
Leonard C. Riley of Shinn’s Run
Lola Riley, 23, d. 11/19/1896, bur. Shinnston Cemetery on the 20th. D/o Leonard C. Riley & Lizzie Riley

ANOTHER MOTHER GONE

Mrs. Sophia Hewes
Dod: 10/29/1896

LOCAL INTELLIGENCE

A.J. Barr, an editor of the Calhoun Chronicle
Dod: "a few days ago" in Grantsville

Mrs. Sarah Goff
Pod: Spencer
Dod: Thursday
Age: 80 y/o
Maiden name: Bush
Mother of 15 children

SAD ACCIDENT

Charles Harmison of Romney
Cod: thrown from buggy a few weeks before
Bur: Indian Mound Cemetery

OBITUARY

Anna Monroe Pultz
Dob: 2/21/1823 Hampshire Co.
Dod: 11/11/1896
Invalid several years
Res 10-15 years of married life in Hampshire Co., then resident of Harrison Co., mostly Clarksburg
Sp d. ca. 30 years earlier
3 surviving ch: Mrs. Jacob Crim, Mrs. Nannie Criss, Miss Fannie Pultz
 

     12/4/1896

LIFE SKETCH OF ARTHUR WELLINGTON MARTIN, DECEASED

[Lengthy article]
DOD: Friday 11/27/1896 in the 85th year of his age following a 12-day illness
COD: pneumonia, paralysis, Bright’s disease
NICKNAME: Uncle Wellington
DOB: 12/19/1815 Harrison Co.
S/o Col. William Martin, native of NJ, a patriot and soldier of the Revolution
There is older half-brother, Dr. John Martin, and a younger bro, Granville Martin
DOM: 1864
Bride: Caroline Hart d/o Elmore Hart of Clarksburg. Caroline d. 1887.
CH: 2 ch died in infancy
Adventurer; later in farming and grazing for one-quarter century
 

     12/11/1896

Untitled

Pearl Stealey d/o A.L. Stealey
DOD: 12/7/1896 Monday night
About 16 y/o
Student in public schools,
Class of ‘97
Sick for about 2 weeks
Rev. Mr. Grimes conducted funeral
BUR: Odd Fellows 4 p.m. Wed.
 

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