August 1942 Obituaries


       Funeral services for W. R. COE were held at the Limestone Hill church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Edmond LIFE in charge and burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. COE died Saturday at his home near Parkersburg after a brief illness.

       He was born and reared at Cottageville and was the last descendent of the late Lysander and Mary MAHAN COE. For many years he was engaged in the mercantile business at Kenna and later sold his interest here and moved to Wood County in 1911 where he has since resided and during his residence there had been engaged in numerous businesses.

       He leaves his wife, Mrs. Nellie Florence COE; four children by a former marriage, Mrs. Roscoe T. BROTHERTON, of Cottageville; Mrs. C. E. MURRAY, of Elizabeth; Mrs. C. W. REEDER, of Parkersburg; and W. C. COE, address unknown. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 7 August 1942)

Roscoe Glenn BUSCH

       Roscoe Glenn BUSCH, a driller on the Hill well near Kenna, was killed early Wednesday morning when a bull rope broke and struck the man in the chest. He died instantly, it was reported. BUSCH was a native of Calhoun County but had lived in Ritchie County for some time and had been in Jackson County for several months where he had been employed in the Oriskany sand gas field.

       Fellow workers explained that the bull rope, which goes over the big wheel of the drilling equipment, snapped and in doing so struck BUSCH, who was a young man, in the chest with the result that it was badly crushed and his life was snuffed out immediately. The body was brought to the Vail mortuary in Ripley where it remained last night awaiting the arrival of the widow, who, before her marriage was Miss Rebecca Jane MAZE, and other relatives from Calhoun and Ritchie counties. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 7 August 1942)

Frances Rosella (MINTURN) SAYRE

       Frances Rosella (MINTURN) SAYRE, the daughter of Isaac and Jane MINTURN, was born June 6, 1868, departed this life August 1, 1942, aged 84 years, 1 month and 25 days. She was born and reared in Mason County and spent ten or twelve years of her early life as a school teacher in that county.

       She was united in marriage to George W. SAYRE February 2, 1900. To this union one child was born in 1901 and died in infancy. Since the date of her marriage she has resided in Jackson County. Mrs. SAYRE was the last of her family of five children. Her four sisters preceded her in death. She professed faith in Christ shortly after her marriage and united with the Antioch U. B. church on Cow Run.

       She leaves to mourn her departure the following step-children: Harvey SAYRE and Anna CRUM, of Cow Run community; Mrs. Ella BECKWITH and Maymie LLOYD. The following nephews; Gup MINTURN and family who tenderly cared for her during her last illness; another nephew and two nieces. Funeral services were conducted at the Otterbein U. B. church Monday, August 3, at 2:30 o'clock and interment was in the cemetery. Services were conducted by Rev. Roy DAVIS, her pastor. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 7 August 1942)


       Funeral services for Harry B. HARDESTY, one of the county's oldest and best known citizens, were held from the Lockhart church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the body was brought to the Odaville cemetery for burial. Mr. HARDESTY died at his home near Lockhart Saturday after an illness of several months. He was 88 years old.

       The widely known farmer had been ill for the past several months, according to relatives who said that he had been failing rapidly during the past few weeks and death had been expected. He is survived by the widow and six children: Elmer HARDESTY, Mrs. Henry SMITH and Mrs. Charles R. KENT, all of Sandyville; Ross HARDESTY, of Erie, Pa.; Mrs. Edgar KERR, of Rockport; and Luther P. HARDESTY, of Charleston. Also 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren are among the other survivors. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 14 August 1942)


       The death angel has again visited our community and taken from our midst Harry B. HARDESTY, son of Henry and Mersylla (LYNCH) HARDESTY. Harry B. HARDESTY was born in Perryopolis, Pa., January 9, 1854, departed this life August 8, 1942, aged 88 years, 6 months and 29 days.

       He was united in marriage to Susan HUNTER, October 10, 1880. To this union were born seven children: Elmer T., Omar O., Ross R., and Luther F. HARDESTY, sons; Mersylla, Ada, and Sylvia, daughters. Omar O., preceded him in death several years ago. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Elmer F. HARDESTY, Mrs. H. M. SMITH, and Mrs. Ross KENT, of Sandyville, Mrs. Edgar KARR, of Rockcastle; Ross R. HARDESTY, of Erie, Pa., and Luther T. HARDESTY, of Charleston, WV. Twenty-six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held at the Lockhart M. E. church conducted by Rev. William STATES and Rev. George CALTRIDER. He was laid to rest in the Odaville cemetery. Chambers-Kyger undertakers were in charge. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 28 Aug 1942)

Lonnie Valard MCCRADY

       Driving a huge tractor-truck unit enroute to Winchester, Va., at 3 o'clock Saturday morning Lonnie Valard MCCRADY, a native of Gay and a resident of Ripley until March of this year, was killed almost instantly when the truck he was driving crashed two hundred feet down the side of New Creek mountain near Gormania, Grant County. Another occupant of the truck escaped although he was seriously injured.

       MCCRADY, who was an employee of the Deem Motor Freight Lines, was on his way to Winchester, (Va.) with Charles HOTT, of Parkersburg, to return two tractor-trailer units to Parkersburg which had been tied up in Winchester by union men who charged that their original drivers had failed to pay their union dues. While details were lacking and will likely never be known it was believed that MCCRADY had fallen asleep at the wheel with the truck leaving the highway and plunging down the mountain side. HOTT was sleeping in the cab at the time and was reported to have received serious back injuries and was taken ............(unreadable)............

       A passing motorist heard the distress cries of HOTT and removed both men from the wreckage and rushed them to a hospital at Gormania but MCCRADY was dead upon arrival at the hospital. Relatives said that MCCRADY lived in Ripley until last March when he moved his wife and two children to Parkersburg where they had since made their home.

       He is survived by the widow and two children: his mother, Mrs. Ella MCCRADY BRABHAM, of Gay; two sisters, Mrs. Eva RHODES and Miss Elva MCCRADY of Gay, and three brothers, Roy MCCRADY, of Palestine, Private Lewis MCCRADY now stationed in Oklahoma, and Willis MCCRADY, of Gay. The body was brought to the home Sunday and funeral services have been arranged for 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, with burial in the family cemetery near Gay.

       MCCRADY was formerly employed by the Pfost Greenhouse in Ripley but last March severed his connection with Mr. PFOST and accepted the position with the trucking company. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 14 Aug 1942)

Thomas L. FARLEY

       In loving memory of my father, Thomas L. FARLEY, who passed away on October 18, 1941. Written by a daughter, Mrs. Vivian ARCHER. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 14 Aug 1942)


       Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie JOHNSON, 62 years old, were held at Long Bottom, Ohio, Thursday, August 6, at 2 o'clock and burial followed in the Sand Hill cemetery. The Spencer mortuary had charge of the funeral plans. Mrs. JOHNSON died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Dora Wiseman, at Parkersburg, WV., after an illness of some length. Death had been expected.

       Mrs. JOHNSON was a native of Jackson County, but had lived in Ohio for a number of years. She leaves her husband and eight children, and 18 grandchildren to mourn their loss. Also surviving are her aged father, G. B. MYERS, of Long Bottom, Ohio, and three brothers, Charley MYERS, of Steubenville, Ohio; Robert and Denny MYERS, of Sandyville, WV., and five sisters, Mrs. Lucy STEVENS and Mrs. Dora WISEMAN, of Parkersburg, and Mrs. Rosa PRINGLE, of Poca, and Vernie GRADY of Elmwood, and Miss Chloe MYERS, of Long Bottom, Ohio. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 14 Aug 1942)

Florence Elizabeth WOOMER

       Funeral services were held Thursday at 10 o'clock in the Ravenswood Christian church for Mrs. Florence Elizabeth WOOMER, 79 years old, and at 11 o'clock an additional service was held at the Fairview church near Kenna and burial followed in the church cemetery. Rev. J. M. FOX, of Ravenswood officiated at the service. Mrs. WOOMER died at Parkersburg on Tuesday after an illness of some length.

       She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. R. P. CASTO, of Given, and was a member of the Christian church. She suffered a stroke two years ago and had been in failing health since that time. A son, Okey SEYMOUR, died less than a month ago. Surviving are the husband, Lewis WOOMER; three sons, O. J. SEYMOUR, of Lewisville, Ohio; and O. P. and G. H. SEYMOUR, of Ravenswood; three step-sons, Miller, Hubert and Homer WOOMER, all of Parkersburg; one sister, Mrs. Mary HOLLAND, of Bashan, Ohio, and four brothers, Samuel CASTO, W. S. CASTO, of Given, and Eldridge CASTO, of Dunbar (fourth ?) (Jackson Herald, Fri., 21 Aug 1942)


       John S. MCKOWN, aged 89, and for half a century an outstanding business figure of Parkersburg, and a former owner of the Blennerhasset Hotel in that city, died in a hospital there early Friday morning. Death came suddenly.

       He had been a patient in the hospital since late June and had been showing slight improvement in recent weeks. He was taken to the hospital just before his 89th birthday last July 3. His daughter, Mrs. Freling FOSTER, of New York, the wife of the editorial writer for Collier's Magazine, came to Parkersburg and remained with her father about a month but had returned to New York after he began to show improvement.

       Mr. MCKOWN had served as president of the Old Traders Building and Loan Association in Parkersburg for many years but retired from active business several years ago. He was born at Ripley and went to Parkersburg when a young man where he entered the business field. He was the oldest living alumnus of Ohio University and was honored in Athens, Ohio, in a special celebration at the university last winter.

       He is survived by two children, Mrs. FOSTER, of New York, and Fred MCKOWN, who has been the city forester at Colorado Springs, Colorado for the past 30 years and also two sisters, Mrs. Lucy KING, of Ripley, and Mrs. Ellen MCKOWN PERRY, of Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 21 Aug 1942)

Mrs. L. M. (Mary O. (CLAWSON)) FORD

       Funeral services for Mrs. L. M. FORD, 75 year old widow of the late County Commissioner L. M. FORD, were held from the North Ravenswood United Brethren church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock and burial was in the Ravenswood cemetery. Mrs. FORD died Wednesday evening at 9 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Karl SAFREED in Akron, Ohio. Since the death of her husband several years ago, she had been making her home with her two daughters, Mrs. SAFREED and Mrs. D. A. NUTTER, both of Akron, Ohio.

       She was widely known in Jackson County where she spent most of her life and was a member of the North Ravenswood United Brethren church. In addition to the two daughters, she is survived by the following children: Attorney Charles N. FORD, of Parkersburg; Mrs. O. C. HUTCHINSON, of Ravenswood; Lawrence M. FORD, of Crow Summit; Lory FORD, of Belpre, (Ohio); and Austin FORD and Kenna FORD, both of Los Angeles, California. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 21 Aug 1942)

Mrs. L. M. (Mary O. (CLAWSON)) FORD

       Mrs. L. M. FORD was born Mary O. CLAWSON, June 18, 1867, at Punxsutawney, Pa., and died August 11, 1942. At the age of six years she moved to Ravenswood, West Virginia, with her family, where she resided until shortly before her death.

       She was married to Lafayette Montyville FORD on March 17, 1887. Five sons and three daughters were born to this union, all of whom survive her, namely; Lawrence M. FORD, of Crow Summit, WV.; Lory FORD, of Belpre, Ohio; Austin FORD, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Charles N. FORD, of Parkersburg, WV.; Kenna C. FORD, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. O. C. HUTCHINSON, of Ravenswood, WV.; Mrs. D. A. NUTTER, of North Canton, Ohio; and Mrs. Karl SAFREED, of Akron, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the North Ravenswood United Brethren church, by Rev. C. E. RUBLE. Chambers-Kyger undertakers in charge. Burial was in the Ravenswood cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 21 Aug 1942)


       Perry W. KESSEL born 16 August 1860 died 16 August 1942. Word was received here Sunday that Perry W. KESSEL, 83 years old, had died suddenly at his home in Wellsville, Ohio, and that the funeral services would be held there on Wednesday. He was the son of the late Jabel L. (and Catherine DAVIS) KESSEL and was born near Fairplain, (WV). His widow, Elizabeth Flowers KESSEL, and three sons, Everett, of Wellsville, (Ohio), Arthur, of Follansbee, and Ralph, of Davy, WV., and one brother, Hiram KESSEL, of near Wellsville, (Ohio), are among the survivors. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 21 Aug 1942)

Tennessee OTT THOMAS

       Funeral services were held at the Lockhart church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock for Mrs. Tennessee THOMAS, 66 years old, and the wife of A. M. THOMAS, a well known farmer of Lockhart. Rev. George CALTRIDER had charge of the service and burial was in the Maddox cemetery. Lawrence FORD, Crow Summit funeral director, had charge of arrangements.

       Mrs. THOMAS was born May 1, 1876, near Lockhart, daughter of the late Lewis and Sarah OTT. She was a member of the Lockhart Methodist church since girlhood. She leaves her husband; two children, Mrs. Nettie BRAHAM, of Pond Creek, WV., and Forrest C. THOMAS, who resides on the family farm; four grandchildren, and a niece, Miss Belta BALDERSON THOMAS, whom she reared from infancy, at home. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 28 Aug 1942)

Tennessee OTT THOMAS

       Mrs. Tennessee OTT THOMAS, daughter of Lewis and Sarah OTT was born in Jackson County May 1, 1876, and departed this life August 21, 1942, aged 66 years, 3 months and 21 days. She was united in marriage to Maywood THOMAS on December 27, 1899 by Rev. H. K. RIFFLE and to this union were born two children, Forrest THOMAS, of Sandyville, WV., and Mrs. Nettie BRAHAM, of Belleville, WV., and a niece Miss Nelda BALDERSON, at home whom they raised from infancy. Two grandchildren preceded her in death.

       Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 o'clock at the Lockhart Methodist church conducted by Rev. George T. CALTRIDER. Interment was in the Maddox cemetery by the Ford funeral home. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 28 Aug 1942)


       Funeral services for John W. LOCKHART, 75 years old, were held at the Sheppards Chapel church on Wednesday at 2 o'clock and burial was in the LOCKHART cemetery. Mr. LOCKHART, who taught school for more than forty years, died at his home early Monday morning after a three month illness caused by a heart ailment.

       He was a native of Jackson County, a son of Albert and Anetta LOCKHART. He had been a member of the Sheppards Chapel Methodist church for many years. On April 4, 1894, he married Miss Mary YATES, who with the following children survive: Lucy PINGLEY, of Mill Creek, WV.; Katherine WRIGHT, of West Union, WV.; Enetta MORRIS, of Parkersburg, WV.; Beulah PARSONS, of Kimball; Noel H. LOCKHART, of Windy; Bryan J. LOCKHART, of Palestine, WV.; Burhl R. LOCKHART, of Baltimore, and John W. LOCKHART, Jr., of Parkersburg. One son, Tony LOCKHART, was killed in World War I and another son and daughter preceded him in death. Also surviving are 25 grandchildren, one great grandchild and the following brothers and sisters: G. N. LOCKHART, Mrs. J. W. VANNOY, Mrs. Tina SOMERVILLE and Mrs. J. W. ARCHER, all of Sandyville; Mrs. Ida DICKINSON, of East Liverpool, Ohio, and Mrs. Frank LEEP of Parkersburg, WV. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 28 Aug 1942)


       John W. LOCKHART, son of Albert and Annetta LOCKHART, was born in Jackson County, WV., on March 13, 1867, died at his home at Windy, WV., on August 24, 1942, aged 75 years, 5 months and 11 days. He was united in marriage to Mattie ARCHER in October 1891. To this union one son was born, but mother and son both passed to the great beyond.

       On April 4, 1894 he married Mary YATES. To this union 11 children were born. Claudie and Ida died quite young and Tony gave his life for his country in 1918 during WW I. His wife and the following children still survive: Mrs. Lucy PINGLEY, of Mill Creek; Noel and Bryan LOCKHART, of Windy, WV.; Mrs. Katherine WRIGHT, of West Union, WV.; Mrs. Mettie MORRIS and John W. LOCKHART, Jr., of Parkersburg, WV; Beryl LOCKHART, of Baltimore, Maryland, and Mrs. Beulah PARSONS, of Kimball, WV. Also one brother, G. N. LOCKHART, of Sandyville and the following sisters, Mrs. Tena SOMERVILLE, WV; Mrs. Sarah ARCHER, and Mrs. Sarah VAN NOY (?), of Sandyville, WV; Mrs. Ida DICKSON, of East Liverpool, Ohio; and Mrs. Lillie LEEP, of Parkersburg, WV, and 26 grandchildren and one great grandchild. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 4 Sept 1942)

John Wesley LOCKHART

       In memory of John Wesley LOCKHART, son of Albert and Annetta LOCKHART, born in Jackson County, March 13, 1867, and departed this life August 24, 1942, aged 75 years, 5 months and 11 days. Death was due to a complication of maladies.

       He was united in marriage to Hattie L. ARCHER on October 4, 1890, and to this union a son was born that July 4, 1891. The mother died the same day. On April 4, 1894, he was united in marriage to Mary Ellen YATES and to this union eleven children were born, three of which are deceased, Tona, Claude and Ida. The wife, the following children survive: Mrs. Lucy PINGLEY, Mill Creek, WV.; Noel LOCKHART, Windy, WV; Mrs. Katherine WRIGHT, West Union, WV.; Mrs. Annetta MORRIS, Parkersburg, WV.; Bryan LOCKHART, Palestine, WV; Beryl LOCKHART, Baltimore, Md.; John W. LOCKHART, Jr., Parkersburg, WV; and Mrs. Beulah PARSONS, of Kimball, WV. One brother, G. N. LOCKHART, Sandyville, WV.; and the following sisters, Mrs. Christena SOMERVILLE, Mrs. Sarah ARCHER, and Mrs. Anetta VANNOY, of Sandyville, WV.; Mrs. Ida DICKSON, East Liverpool, Ohio; and Mrs. Lilla LEYS, of Parkersburg, WV.

       He was laid to rest in the LOCKHART family cemetery. Funeral was directed by Undertaker Lawrence FORD, with Rev. STATES officiating, assisted by Revs. SOMERVILLE and CALTRIDER. Pallbearers were; J. H. TONCRAY, Okey SMITH, Everette MOORE, Albert BOWER, C. A. MCPHERSON and Vincent OTT. Flower girls were; Izetta, Mary Ruth and Elizabeth LOCKHART, Joanne LOCKHART, Betty Lou LOCKHART, and Pauline MOORE. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 2 Oct 1942)

Sharlotte " Lottie" (PRICE) GILPIN

       Injuries received in a fall at her Columbus, Ohio, home early last week brought death to Mrs. Sharlotte " Lottie" (PRICE) GILPIN, widow of the former County Jailor Alonzo GILPIN, at White Cross hospital in Columbus Thursday and the body was brought back to Cottageville where funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Roy DAVIS in charge and burial was in the Blaine Memorial cemetery at Cottageville. The Vail Undertaking company had charge of the funeral arrangements.

       The following obituary was read at the service: Sharlotte (PRICE) GILPIN, the daughter of Abe and Sarah PRICE, was born December 23, 1871. Departed this life in the White Cross hospital in Columbus, Ohio, August 27, 1942, aged 70 years, 8 months and 4 days. She was united in marriage to Alonzo GILPIN, deceased, in April 1895. To this union six children were born. Two died in infancy. A son, Price, died at the age of 12. Those that survive are Gula HILL, of Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Ada CONRAD, of Charleston, WV. and Freda MARSH, of Columbus, Ohio. Also two sisters, Mrs. Bertha PARSONS, of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Cora GATCHEL, of Cottageville, WV. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 4 Sept 1942)


       Bertha PARSONS HOWELL was born November 9, 1870, and departed this life August 29, 1942, aged 71 years, 10 months and 20 days. She was the daughter of James T. and Mary B. PARSONS. She was united in marriage to Thomas HOWELL, October 30, 1889. To this union eleven children were born, of whom two daughters preceded their mother in death, Lydia and Alma.

       She leaves to mourn their loss, a husband and five daughters: Mrs. Perry PARSONS, of Point Pleasant, WV.; Mrs. Frank BOYER, of Leon, WV.; Mrs. Mont HILL, of Leon; Mrs. Rudolph SAYRE, of Evans, WV.; and Mrs. Roscoe SAYRE, of Evans, WV. Four sons, Raymond HOWELL, of Akron, Ohio; Horton and Floyd HOWELL, of Leon, WV; and Hollie HOWELL, at home. Five sisters, Mrs. Ora THORNTON, of Leon, WV; Mrs. Delphia THORNTON, of Leon, WV.; Mrs. Emma DEVAULT, of Leon, WV; Mrs. Cyrena GERLACH, of Cottageville, WV; four brothers, Howard PARSONS, of Palestine, Ill.; Arville PARSONS, of Huntington, WV.; Thornt PARSONS, of Parkersburg, WV, and Bert PARSONS, of Mt. Alto, WV. Twenty-seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She also leaves her mother, Mrs. Mary B. PARSONS, of Leon, WV. The funeral services were held at the Baden Ridge Presbyterian church Monday morning with Rev. Roy DAVIS in charge and the Vail mortuary had charge of the arrangements. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 4 Sept 1942)

Mary Elizabeth ARMSTRONG

       Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Epworth Methodist church in Ripley for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth ARMSTRONG, better known to her thousands of friends as "Aunt Mollie," who died at a local hospital Sunday afternoon after a long illness. She was in her 86th year at the time of her death.

       Rev. J. R. WITHROW, a former pastor of the church, had charge of the service, and the Vail Funeral Directors had arranged a simple and impressive service for the grand lady who had given so much of her life to the interest of the church. The interment was in Pine Hill cemetery. Mrs. ARMSTRONG had been ill for the past two years and had been a hospital patient on several occasions. Again about two weeks ago she was taken back to a hospital where death came to her Sunday afternoon shortly before 1 o'clock.

       She was born in Johnstown, Pa., a daughter of Richard and Charlotte O'DELL ROBINSON on December 9, 1856. She was educated in Ohio schools and attended Woman's College in Delaware, Ohio, from which she was graduated. She later studied music in Baltimore, Colorado Springs, and in Los Angeles, Calif. She came to Ripley when she was 18 (?) years of age and continued the teaching of music until her death.

       In October 1875 she was married to Holly G. ARMSTRONG and to this union three children were born. Two of the children died in infancy, and a son, Harry ARMSTRONG, died in California about ten years ago. The husband also preceded her in death by a number of years. Her only survivors are two sisters, Mrs. J. R. VAIL, of Ripley, and Mrs. Edward CUNNINGHAM, of California. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 4 Sept 1942)

Estill Adolph PARSONS

       Funeral services for Estill Adolph PARSONS, 36 years old, who was killed in a truck accident in Logan County Saturday, were held at the Hickory Grove church near Kenna Monday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. John L. MOORE in charge and burial was in the church cemetery.

       Details of the accident in which PARSONS was killed were lacking but it is reported that he was employed as a truck driver for the Mathews Storage and Warehouse Company in Charleston and that he was on a trip for his company at the time of the accident. His father was killed in a power line accident about six years ago.

       The deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Hazel PARSONS; two daughters, Mildred Marie and Delores Jean; his mother, Mrs. Margaret PARSONS, three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude HEFFNER, Mrs. Jane SIGMON, all of Charleston, and a half-sister, Miss Bertha MILLER, and three half-brothers, Willie, Corbett and Ballard MILLER, of Kenna. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 4 Sept 1942)


       Mrs. Nancy Alice BROTHERTON, 81 year old widow of the late Lee BROTHERTON, and a lifelong resident of the Given community, died at her home there Monday evening. Mr. BROTHERTON died in 1941.

       Mrs. BROTHERTON was a daughter of the late William and Mary FOGLESONG and the survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Carrie KAY, of Dunbar; six sons, Holly of Sebring, Ohio; Charles of Dunbar, WV; Mottie, of Charleston, WV; George, of Given, WV., and Junie of Rockcastle, WV, a brother, T. E. FOGLESONG, of Given, WV., and two sisters, Mrs. Emma GREEN, of Ripley, WV., and Mrs. Anna BROTHERTON, of Given, WV.

       The funeral services were held at the Fairview church Wednesday at 2 o'clock with the Rev. J. W. GARRISON in charge and burial was in the church cemetery. The Vail mortuary had charge of funeral arrangements. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 4 Sept 1942)


       Amos Wesley WILKINSON, 77, a farmer, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 11 o'clock p.m., August 24th, while caring for his chickens at his home near Pine Bluff, Harrison County. He had been in usual health throughout the day.

       He was born February 4, 1865, at Ravenswood, a son of the late Benonia and Eliza Ann FISH WILKINSON. He resided in Jackson County until December 1920, was superintendent of the Jackson County infirmary for 20 years.

       Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Virginia GORRELL WILKINSON; four daughters, Mrs. Beatrice TATE, of Worthington; Mrs. Erma ROBERTS, of Lumberport; Mrs. Madge SLAUGHTER, of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Cordie INGRAM, of Winding Gulf, and three sons, Dr. Darrell WILKINSON, Wyco, WV.; Dr. Bernard WILKINSON, of Clarksburg, WV.; and Starling Gorrell WILKINSON, who is in the United States Army at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. There are a number of grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 4 Sept 1942)

Albert T. HALL

       Funeral services for Albert T. HALL, 45, who died in a Spencer hospital Friday, were held at the Fairview church Monday. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. HALL had been in poor health for a number of years. He is survived by his widow and two children, Mrs. Phyllis RUPE, of Charleston, and Standly HALL, of Atlanta, Georgia, and also his mother, Mrs. Rebecca HALL. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 4 Sept 1942)

William A. COOPER

       Injuries received in a bus accident near Cairo two weeks ago resulted in the death of William A. COOPER, 70, of Fairmont, (WV) at a Parkersburg hospital Wednesday and funeral services were held at his home Friday afternoon with burial in a Fairmont cemetery.

       Mr. and Mrs. COOPER, who were former residents of Leroy, (Jackson County, WV.) were on their way there to spend two weeks with the Rufus and Edward KNOTTS families when the accident occurred. Mr. COOPER suffered a fractured hip, several broken ribs and other injuries. His death was attributed to pneumonia. Mrs. COOPER was also seriously injured in the accident, suffering a fractured pelvis bone, a broken hand and other serious injuries and is still a patient in the hospital. Mrs. COOPER, before her marriage, was Miss Susan HENDERSON of Leroy, (WV). (Jackson Herald, Fri., 4 Sept 1942)


       Relatives here were notified last Thursday evening that J. B. BRADLEY, retired merchant, had died at the home of his daughter in Parkersburg, (WV). Services were held on Saturday at Rockland, Ohio, and burial was in a cemetery there.

       Mr. BRADLEY was a native of Gay, WV., a son of John and Caroline BRADLEY, and was 75 years old at the time of his death. Nearly 40 years ago he went to Rockland where he was engaged in the mercantile business for many years. Later he moved to Parkersburg and for many years was in business there before he retired because of ill health. He was a member of the Parkersburg U. B. church and the I.O.O.F. lodge of Gay.

       Mr. BRADLEY's wife died about four years ago and he is survived by four daughters, and three sons, Mrs. Mae PETTY, of Parkersburg, WV.; Mrs. Willard GARRETT, of Parkersburg; Mrs. Eber PRIDE, of Rockland, Mrs. George MILLER, of Parkersburg; H. W. BRADLEY, of Belpre, Ohio; A. C. BRADLEY, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; I. C. BRADLEY, of Belpre, Ohio, and three sisters, Mrs. Alf GODBEY, Mrs. John PARSONS, and Mrs. Dela COX, all of Gay; 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 4 Sept 1942)

Transcribed from microfilm by Betty Kessel McIntyre

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