February 1942 Obituaries

R. A. LANE

       R. A. LANE, 38 years old, was instantly killed in the gas field on Grapevine Wednesday when the tractor he was driving overturned on a hillside, pinning him underneath. LANE was employed by a trucking concern and according to those who witnessed the tragedy he was driving up a steep hillside when it overturned and although he tried to jump to safety he was thrown underneath the machine and crushed.

       The body was taken to the Cunningham mortuary in Charleston and prepared for burial and was taken to Spencer for interment. Funeral services were held in Spencer on Friday with the Rev. Mr. EPLING in charge and burial was in the Rogers cemetery on Bowers hill.

       He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lelah LANE; six children, Edward, Jack, Juanita, Garrett, Evelyn, and Eleanor; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred W. LANE of Leatherbark; one brother, Denver, of Otto; and the following sisters, Mrs. Bertha ASH and Mrs. Letha MACE of Leatherbark; and Mrs. Mertie WHITE, Mrs. Linda MCCUMBERS and Mrs. Zona METCALF, all of Island Run. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 6 Feb 1942)


George Burton CROW

       George Burton CROW, prominent in the business and political life in Jackson County for more than three quarters of a century, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. S. ARMSTRONG in Ripley at eight o'clock Monday morning. Last week his condition for a time was considered serious but he was improving until Thursday night when he again became worse and continued to become weaker until his death. He was 95 years old last November.

       Long prominent in the business and political life of the county and state, Mr. CROW was admitted to the practice of law in 1870, founded The Jackson Herald on March 1, 1876, served two terms as county superintendent of schools, being elected to the office in 1872, was a member of the House of Delegates to the Democratic national convention in 1920 and 1924, helped organize the Ripley Building and Loan Association, was one of the organizers of the Citizens State Bank which later merged with the First National and he served in an official capacity in the new bank, was one of the founders and was still the president of the O. J. Morrison store, which he always pointed to with pride.

       The funeral services were held from St. John's Episcopal church on Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Frank T. CADY in charge and burial was in the Pine Hill cemetery. The Vail mortuary had charge of arrangements. He is survived by three children; George Samuel CROW, of Charleston; R. C. CROW of Letart, and Mrs. H. S. ARMSTRONG, of Ripley. The wife and five children, Daniel P. CROW, John J. CROW, E. C. CROW, and Mrs. T. E. RYMER, preceded him in death. On his 87th birthday, which was November 9, 1933, Mr. CROW wrote, in his own hand, a brief sketch of the events of his life which was as follows: (not included here) (Friday, 6 February 1942)

George Burton CROW

       From WV Heritage Encylcopedia, Vol 6. - George Burton CROW was born in Monroe County, Ohio in 1846, son of George and Susannah (HORTON) CROW, and married Eliza Margaret POLSLEY who died in 1917 in Jackson County. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 6 Feb1942)


Albert Leonard GORRELL

       Funeral services for Albert Leonard GORRELL, 54 years old, were held from the Independence church Monday morning at ten-thirty o'clock with Rev. C. W. PUGH, of Bristol, WV in charge and burial was in the church cemetery. Lawrence FORD, Crow Summit funeral director, had charge of funeral arrangements. Mr. GORRELL died at his home on Copper Fork, near Sandyville, about noon Saturday after a long illness. His condition had been serious for some time and death had been expected. He leaves his wife, Laura; the following children, Rex of North Carolina; and Charles, Kenneth, Lawrence, Maxine, Pauline, and Catherine, all at home; one brother, Thomas GORRELL, of Coolville, Ohio; and two sisters, Mrs. Clara WILLETT of Coolville, and Mrs. Nancy SECKMAN of Little Hocking, Ohio. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 6 Feb 1942)

Albert Leonard GORRELL

       Albert Leonard GORRELL, son of Abraham and Samantha GORRELL, was born March 21, 1886, and departed this life on January 31, 1942, aged 55 years, 10 months and 10 days. He was united in marriage to Laura ARCHER on November 23, 1912. To this union four boys and three girls were born: Rex GORRELL, Fort Bragg, N.C.; Kenneth, Charles, Lawrence, Maxine, Pauline and Catherine, at home.

       He is survived by his devoted companion and the above named children. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Tom GORRELL, of Coolville, Ohio; Carrie WILLETT, of Coolville, Ohio; Nancy SECKMAN, of Little Hocking, Ohio. Two sisters preceded him in death. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 13 Feb 1942)


Kenneth O. TUTTLE

       Death claimed a second victim of an accident in the Grapevine section of the Oriskany sand gas field Friday night when Kenneth O. TUTTLE died in a Charleston hospital from injuries received in the accident.

       TUTTLE, 30 year old employee of the South Penn Oil Company, was seriously injured when a tractor overturned on a hillside. R. A. LANE was killed when he was pinned under the machine and TUTTLE was injured. The injuries consisted of fractures of the left leg and the pelvis and internal injuries also. He died at 11:45 Friday night, several hours after the accident occurred.

       He lived on Elk Fork, Kanawha County, and his body was taken there for funeral and burial services Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. He is survived by his widow and three children, Bobby Jean, Jackie Odbert and Larry Wayne; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward (?) TUTTLE, a brother Edward and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie MAHAN and Mrs. Flossie LARCH, all of Elk View. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 6 Feb 1942)


Reuben BROWN

       H. H. BROWN, of Millwood, was notified early Tuesday morning that his brother, Reuben BROWN was dead at the Holzer hospital in Gallipolis, Ohio. He had been ill for some time. The brother left immediately upon receipt of the message to be with his brother's family at Point Pleasant. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 6 Feb 1942)


Alice Josephine LYON HALL

       Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from the Chambers & Kyger funeral home in Ravenswood for Mrs. A. B. HALL, who died at her home near Hemlock on Saturday at the age of 83. Rev. C. E. RUBLE of the Silverton United Brethren chuch had charge of the service. Burial was in the Pine Hill cemetery.

       Alice Josephine LYON HALL, the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth LYON, was born in Greene County, Pa., September 25, 1859, departed this life on January 31, 1942, aged 83 years, 4 months and 6 days. Her young girlhood days were spent in Pennsylvania. At the age of 14 she moved with her parents to Roane County, West Virginia, where she finished her education and taught school for a number of years in her home county.

       On July 25,1882, she united in marriage to A. B. HALL, of Ripley, WV. To this union five children were born, Jackson HALL, of Ripley; Oda OHSE, of Ravenswood; three children preceded her in death: Geneva Carney, Orma Allen and Bessie. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: J. D. LYON of Ripley; Nora VAIL of Titusville, Pa.; Jessie WRIGHT, of Washington, Pa.; and Della MURRAY of Roane County. She leaves 13 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 6 Feb 1942)


Emily GARNES

       Pvt. James Ranford FISHER, who is on duty at Fort Knox, Kentucky, was called home on account of the death of his grandmother, Mrs. Emily GARNES, of Kenna, WV. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 13 Feb 1942)


Emily Ann GARNES

       Mrs. Emily JORDAN departed this life Saturday morning at 4 o'clock, January 24, 1942, aged 86 years, after a year's illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. B. WHITE. She was better known to her many friends as Emily Ann GARNES, the widow of J. N. GARNES. The father of her eleven children preceded her in death several years ago. Also six children in infancy. Five still living are three sons, Early C. and E. O. GARNES of Charleston; C. T. GARNES, of Dunbar; two daughters, Mrs. Erna MORRISON of Huntington and Mrs. Alberta WHITE of Kenna. Nineteen grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, one half-brother, Frank GARNES and a host of other relatives and friends. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 13 Feb 1942)


Alma J. HAWORTH KEENEY

       Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon for one of Ravenswood's oldest residents, Mrs. Alma J. HAWORTH KEENEY, who for many years has been affectionaly known as "Mother KEENEY" to residents of the town. Mr. A. L. ROSS, Christian Science leader of Huntington, had charge of the service and burial was in the Ravenswood cemetery. Mrs. KEENEY had been in ill health for some time and Sunday prior to her death was taken to the Priddy hospital where she died early Wednesday morning.

       Among the suvvivors are a grandson, Attorney Kendall KEENEY of Clarksburg and two great grandchildren, Joan and Jack KEENEY of Clarksburg. Born in Portland, Ohio, Mrs. KEENEY came to Ravenswood when she was a small girl with her parents, Doctor and Mrs. Samuel HAWORTH. There was a family of four sisters and one brother, all of whom are deceased except Mrs. Charles CAMMACK of Huntington. She was married 71 years ago to A. T. KEENEY. Her husband and only son, Doctor C. E. KEENEY died eight years ago. Since their death she had resided in the old family home. Mrs. KEENEY was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 6 Feb 1942)


George W. SWISHER

       Funeral services for George W. SWISHER, prominent Ripley citizen who would have celebrated his 83rd birthday anniversary on the last day of February this year, were held from the home on Monday afternoon at two o'clock with the Rev. John J. LOUDIN in charge and burial was in the Pine Hill cemetery. The Vail mortuary had charge of the funeral arrangements.

       Death came to the aged farmer at his home here early Saturday morning after a brief illness. He came to Ripley from Gilmer County in 1904 and had since made his home here and operated a farm near the outskirts of Ripley until the time of his death. He was born in Berlin, Lewis County, on February 28, 1859, a son of Peter and Margaret HINZMAN SWISHER. For the nearly forty years during which he was a resident of Ripley he became widely known in Jackson County and was held in high esteem by his acquaintances and friends and was always looked upon as one of Ripley's highest type of citizens.

       He is survived by his widow, the former Wilma BALLENTINE, a daughter, Mrs. Lucille CASTRUP of Ripley, and one son Laco SWISHER, of Charleston, and another daughter, Mrs. Flossie WISEMAN, of Vadis, West Virginia. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Mary ALLMAN and Miss Sadie SWISHER, of Weston, and Mrs. Flora LAWSON, of Lost Creek, and a brother, John A. SWISHER, of Weston.

       Friends who were here from a distance Monday afternoon for the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. Laco SWISHER and children, Betty and John of Charleston; Mr. and Mrs. John A. SWISHER, of Weston; Mr. and Mrs. Harlan WISEMAN, of Vadis; Mr. and Mrs. T. E. MORRIS, of Parkersburg; Mrs. C. O. WILLS, of Fairmont; Mr. and Mrs. W. D. BALLENTINE, of Andover, Ohio; M. C. BALLENTINE and son Rupert, of Kingston; Mr. and Mrs. John WISEMAN, of Parkersburg; George WISEMAN, of Parkersburg; Julian WISEMAN, of Vadis; Mrs. Marion WARD and son James, of Weston; Mrs. Tom MULCATHY, of Weston; and Mrs. Lucy WADKINS, of Parkersburg. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 13 Feb 1942)


Daniel W. CUNNINGHAM

       The adventurous career of Daniel W. "Uncle Dan" CUNNINGHAM, who once gained national prominence when he led a force of 85 deputies to victory in a pitched battle with 300 lawbreakers, ended Thursday afternoon with the death of the 92 year old retired officer at his home in Charleston. CUNNINGHAM, veteran of many a dangerous brush with outlaws of West Virginia, had served as a deputy U. S. marshal, city detective, game warden, railroad policeman and juvenile officer. He retired April 15, 1933.

       The famous exploits of the man who began his career as a school teacher occurred in 1904. CUNNINGHAM, then a deputy U. S. marshal, was sent to Adkinsville, a mile south of Beckley, to arrest men charged with tearing up the tracks of the Chesapeake and Ohio railway. When he arrived, he found 50 men at the post office, all of them armed with rifles, and was told he could serve no warrants in that town. He returned to Beckley and went back to Adkinsville on the next day, but was unable to find the men he sought.

       On the third day, February 23, 1903, a gang of 300 men crossed the bridge at Adkinsville and CUNNINGHAM received a report they were tearing up the railroad tracks at Piney Creek. CUNNINGHAM was ordered to arrest the group, so he deputized 85 men. The two forces met at Stanford city, a pitched battle ensued and several were killed and wounded. When the conflict was over, CUNNINGHAM had nearly 200 guns and 69 prisoners. He also had an unusual record in ferreting out and confiscating "moonshine" whiskey stills, and one of those he captured was placed in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington.

       CUNNINGHAM was born in a log cabin at Beech Fork, Jackson County, and received his schooling by walking to classes four miles each way every day. While still in his teens, he began teaching in Jackson, Putnam and Kanawha counties. He served 16 years as a deputy U. S. Marshal and subsequently became a city detective at Charleston. He quit to become a railroad policeman, then again joined the city police department. CUNNINGHAM also served as a game warden. In later years he devoted most of his time in juvenile cases. His widow, two sons and one daughter survive. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 13 Feb 1942)


Melcena Belle (WINTERS) JEWELL

       Funeral services for Mrs. Charles A. (Melcena Belle (WINTERS)) JEWELL were held from the Chambers & Kyger funeral home in Ravenswood Sunday afternoon and the body was brought to the Pine Hill cemetery in Ripley for burial. Mrs. JEWELL died at her home in Ravenswood Friday after an illness, which members of the family said began last November.

       The following obituary was read at the service: Melcena Belle, daughter of Daniel and Ann WINTERS, was born on August 21, 1870 at Fairplain, West Virginia and departed this life February 6, 1942, aged 71 years, 5 months and 16 days. She was united in marriage to Morton Foglesong in 1891, who departed this life three years later, and to this union was born one son. On October 2, 1897, she was united in marriage to C. A. JEWELL, and to this union eight children were born, three of whom died in infancy.

       She is survived by the husband and the following children: William C. FOGLESONG and Charles W. JEWELL, both of Ripley, WV.; Mrs. W. F. COEN, of Sandyville, WV.; Mrs. Harold HARMAN, Mrs. Macie COX and Miss Dora JEWELL, all of Ravenswood, WV.; one step-son, Frederick N. JEWELL, of Barboursville, WV. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 13 Feb 1942)


Hattie Maybell ALLEN

       Mrs. Hattie Maybell ALLEN died Wednesday at her home at Portland, Ohio, RFD. She was 50 years old. Mrs. ALLEN was the daughter of John and Mary STAATS of Jackson county, WV., and was reared in Jackson County. Surviving are her husband, Ben ALLEN; one son, Howard, and five brothers, James A. STAATS of Belleville; Thomas L. STAATS of Jackson county; Coleman and I. M. STAATS of Parkersburg, WV., and William STAATS of Marietta, Ohio. Funeral services were held Friday morning at ten o'clock at Stiversville church, near Portland. Interment in Turkey Run cemetery at Ravenswood, WV. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 13 Feb 1942)


Jobe William BARNETTE

       Funeral services for Jobe William BARNETTE, 86 year old Given resident, who died at his home Saturday following a stroke, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Given church with Rev. Irvin FISHER officiating. Interment was in the Given cemetery with the Vail mortuary of Ripley in charge.

       The aged man was born at Rockcastle September 17, 1856, a son of the late Al BARNETT and Mariah KESSEL BARNETT. He was united in marriage to Ida SKIDMORE who preceded him in death. To this union were born four children who also preceded him in death, Lucy Ellen BARNETT; James Floyd BARNETT; Corda BARNETT SAYRE and Alma BARNETT HICKMAN.

       Surviving are one step-daughter, Mrs. Clara PARSONS of Given; Mrs. C. F. BROTHERTON of Dunbar, and Lola BARNETT at home; two sons, Della BARNETT, and Archibald BARNETT, both of Given. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 13 Feb 1942)


Harry C. HOWARD

       Funeral services were held on Thursday morning at Weston and burial services were held later in the day at the Ravenswood cemetery for Rev. Harry C. HOWARD, former Jackson County resident, who died Monday afternoon at Weston. The retired minister was 73 years old.

       Born at Newport, Kentucky, a son of the late George and Nancy FLENN HOWARD, he came to Ravenswood where he spent his early life, attending schools at that place. He received his degree of Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Divinity at Ohio Northern College at Ada, Ohio. Rev. HOWARD retired from the Weston Methodist church last September. During his life he served as pastor of many churches, including the First Methodist church at Parkersburg, the First Church at Mannington and Wheeling, and served as district superintendent at the latter place.

       He was twice married, first to Miss Hattie ERNEST, who died in 1925. To this union was born one son, Hubert, who is a member of the Ohio State University faculty. He was later married to Mrs. Gertie PHILLIPS, who survives. Also surviving are two brothers, W. S. HOWARD of Long Bottom, Ohio, and O. A. HOWARD of Ravenswood; one sister, Miss Lillian HOWARD of Weston. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 13 Feb 1942)


Dr. J. T. "Tom" FERRELL

       Relatives here were notified on Sunday night that Dr. J. T. "Tom" FERRELL had died suddenly at Huntington of a heart attack. Dr. FERRELL, who formerly lived in this county, had practiced his profession in Logan County for several years. He lived at Chapmansville and was in Huntington attending to business matters at the time of his death. Funeral services were held at Chapmansville on Wednesday. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 13 Feb 1942)


Pearl B. (SAYRE) MOORE

       Pearl B. (SAYRE) MOORE, the daughter of J. O. and Maggie SAYRE was born April 11, 1901, at Evans, WV. She departed this life on February 8, 1942, aged 40 years, 10 months and 8 days. She was united in marriage on August 21, 1920 to Bedford MOORE and to this union two children were born, Donald and Hildreth. She was converted at the United Brethren church at Creston in 1929.

       She leaves to mourn their loss her husband, two children, her mother, Maggie SAYRE of Akron, Ohio; five sisters, namely; Almira MOORE, Edna WEST and Vesta DONAHEW, all of Akron, Ohio; Louella LEWIS, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Manervia MOORE, Leon, Route 1. Two brothers, Arnold SAYRE, Thornsville, Ohio; and Armor SAYRE, of Columbus, Ohio. Three half-sisters, Mary SAYRE, Anderson, Indiana; Vena STARCHER, Akron, Ohio, and Alice KAY, of Ripley, WV. One half-brother, Vaught SAYRE, Addison, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at the Creston U. B. church on Tuesday, Febraury 11, at 2 p.m., by the pastor, Roy DAVIS. Undertaker BAKER of Ohio in charge. Interment was in the Creston cemetey. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 20 Feb 1942)


Willard Anderson NEWELL

       Willard Anderson NEWELL, son of Preston and Rebecca NEWELL, was born November 24, 1868. He departed this life February 11, 1942, aged 73 years, 2 months and 18 days. He was united in marriage to Millie BUCK July 4, 1895. To this union nine children were born. One daughter preceded him in death.

       He leaves his companion and the following children: Homer NEWELL, Point Pleasant; George NEWELL, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Ada DUNN, Leon, Route 1; Mrs. Ethel SAYRE, Pleasantville, Ohio; Omen NEWELL, Leon, Route 1; Roy NEWELL, Point Pleasant; Mrs. Elah SMITH, Columbus, Ohio; and Floyd NEWELL, Leon, (WV). Two sisters, Mrs. Sarah STEVENS, Columbus, Ohio; and Mrs. Anna CUSTER, Glenwood, WV.; one brother, Abraham NEWELL, Marion, Ohio; 24 grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

       Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Roy DAVIS at the Creston U. B. church, Friday morning, February 13, 1942 at 11 o'clock. Undertaker BURDETTE of Leon, WV. was in charge. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 20 Feb 1942)


Earl HAYNES

       Earl HAYNES, whose lifeless body was found near his sister's home on Poca Sunday evening, took his own life, according to the verdict reached by officials after an investigation into the death of the sixteen year old Sissonville youth. They said they were convinced that the .38 caliber bullet which pierced his heart was fired from a pistol by the young man himself.

       It was explained that the youth left a note which told relatives that he "had been worried for a month" but the note did not tell them why he was worried. His suicide was a shock to the members of the family and to the young folks in the community. Funeral services were held at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. HAYNES, near Sissonville on Wednesday morning at eleven o'clock and burial was in the HAYNES family cemetery.

       In addition to the parents, the suvivors are three sisters; Mrs. Hallie WESTFALL and Misses Ella and Delgee HAYNES, all of Sissonville, and three brothers, George and Charles HAYNES, of Charleston, and Ralph HAYNES, of Sissonville. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 27 Feb 1942)


Grace LATHAM DONNELLY

       Funeral services for Mrs. Grace LATHAM DONNELLY, widow of H. P. DONNELLY, who died November 15, 1941, at her home in Charleston, were held Wednesday, February 18, (1942), at the Calvary Baptist church with Rev. Ernest L. HONTS and Rev. A. L. STEELE conducting the services. Interment was made in the Ravenswood cemetery with the Chambers-Kyger mortuary in charge of arrangements.

       Mrs. DONNELLY is survived by three children by a former marriage, Miss Geraldine LATHAM and Mrs. Doyle RAWLINS of Charleston, and Corporal William H. LATHAM, U. S. Army, a sister and grandson. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 27 Feb 1942)


Louis H. CASTO

       Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 17th for Louis H. CASTO, 84 year-old resident of Given, who died Tuesday at the home of his nephew, Wade CASTO. Burial was in the family cemetery at Eighteen Mile with the Mays and Parsons mortuary of Dunbar in charge. The aged man is survived by two brothers, C. O. CASTO of Given, and Mack CASTO of Paradise. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 27 Feb 1942)


Harry MITCHELL

       Harry MITCHELL, 31 years old, of Parkersburg, died in the Starcher hospital last Saturday morning from injuries received a short time before in an automobile accident on the outskirts of Ripley near the home of Postmaster Harold E. STARCHER. His wife and another passenger in the car escaped with only slight injuries.

       According to the version of the accident related by Mrs. MITCHELL, she and her husband and the passenger were on their way to Kentucky to visit relatives. They had left Parkersburg shortly before midnight. She said that when he swerved the 1936 Ford coach to pass a pedestrian that he was never able to get it back onto the icy pavement and plunged down a twenty-five foot embankment and the car rolled over at least one complete turn in going down the embankment. Gas field workers passing the scene shortly after brought him to the hospital where he lived only thirty minutes and died of a crushed chest.

       The man was an employee of the Viscose plant at Parkersburg and was a native of Doddridge County but had lived in Parkersburg for the past fourteen years. The widow, his father, a sister and three brothers survive. The body was taken to a Parkersburg mortuary Saturday morning and burial was in the Toll Gate on Monday afternoon. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 6 March 1942)


Barbara Elizabeth PARSONS BOWLES

       Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara BOWLES, widow of the late L. W. BOWLES, were held at the Pleasant Hill church at three o'clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. John J. LOUDIN in charge and burial was in the church cemetery. The Vail mortuary had charge of the arrangements.

       Mrs. BOWLES was 93 years of age on February 18th of this year. She had been in failing health for the past year and several days ago contracted a severe cold and death resulted late Friday evening at her home on Parchment. She was a native of Jackson County and spent her entire life in that community. She was held in high esteem by her friends and acquaintances and despite the fact that she was the last of her generation and few of the generations which followed her are still alive, she never lost interest in her family, her friends and the community and retained unusual faculties of mind down to her death.

       She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Elta HUTCHISON, of Ripley, and Mrs. J. D. CORBIN, of Kenna, and one son, F. H. BOWLES, with whom she made her home. Also surviving are ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Barbara Elizabeth PARSONS BOWLES was born February 18, 1849 and departed this life February 27, 1942, aged 93 years and 9 days old.

       She was the last surviving member of the family of William (& Susanna BONNET) PARSONS. She became an orphan at an early age, but was fortunate in having a good stepmother of whom she always spoke highly. The Civil War came and her education was very limited. She became a member of the church at an early age and remained faithful to its teachings through life.

       She was united in marriage with Leftrich (Leftridge) William BOWLES September 28, 1869. To this union were born four children; Nancy Luverna, who died in infancy; Mrs. Elta HUTCHINSON, of Ripley; Mrs. (Tina) J. D. CORBIN, of Kenna, and Hoadley, at home. Ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death by one year. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 6 March 1942)


Velma Virgie (WILLIAMS) MOORE

       Funeral services for Mrs. Velma Virgie (WILLIAMS) MOORE, wife of Pearl L. MOORE, the Medina merchant, were held at the Medina church Friday afternoon with Rev. BOOTH in charge and the body was taken to the Ravenswood cemetery for interment.

       Mrs. MOORE, who was 62 years of age, had been ill for several months and during the past few weeks her condition had been critical and death had been expected. She died at her Medina home late Wednesday evening. She was a native of Jackson County and the daughter of James and Sarah (E. BROWN) WILLIAMS.

       Survivors are the husband (who she married 14 October 1912), Pearl L. MOORE; four children, Mrs. Beulah BEYMER and Mrs. Myrtle NAYLOR, both of Parkersburg; and Calvin and Bernice MOORE at home; two sisters, Mrs. Mary MCBRIDE of Ravenswood, and Mrs. Edna MOORE, of Parkersburg, and two brothers, Richard WILLIAMS of Medina, and William WILLIAMS, of Parkersburg. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 6 March 1942)

Velma Virgie WILLIAMS MOORE

       Velma Virgie WILLIAMS MOORE was born in Jackson County, W.Va., May 6, 1890 and departed this life February 25, 1942, aged 57 years, 9 months and 21 days. She was united in marriage to Pearl L. MOORE on October 14, 1912 and to this union five children were born: James Robert MOORE, who died in infancy; Beulah BEYMER of Parkersburg; Myrtle NAYLOR of Parkersburg; Bernice and Calvin MOORE, both at home. She leaves her husband, four children, a father, two sisters, and two brothers to mourn her death. (Friday, 6 March 1942)

       (A card of thanks signed by Mr. Pearl L. MOORE, Mr. and Mrs. Billy BEYMER, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde NAYLOR, Bernice and Calvin MOORE. Same date in same newspaper)


Marie Rosalie BOARD

       Marie Rosalie BOARD died February 22, 1942, at the age of 77 years, 6 months and 24 days. She was born in Jackson County, August 29, 1864, the daughter of Alexander LEBACHELLERIE. She became a member of the Methodist church at the age of 15 years.

       She was united in marriage on September 20, 1884 to Arthur A. BOARD. They lived in Jackson County until 1905, when they moved to Mason County, Grahams Station, where they lived at the time of her death. She leaves to mourn their loss, her husband, A. A. BOARD; one daughter, Mrs. Emma BOARD THOMPSON; one son, Frank BOARD, five granddaughters, and two great granddaughters. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 6 March 1942)


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