January 1943 Obituaries
Emma BARNETT CROW
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Independence church at Sandyville for Mrs. Emma BARNETT CROW, 79 year old widow of the late C. E. CROW, who during his lifetime was a widely known businessman and farmer at Crow Summit. Mrs. CROW had been ill for several months and Monday morning at three o'clock she passed away in the home where she had become a bride 56 years ago.
Surviving are two children, Edgar E. CROW, of Sandyville, and Mrs. Lawrence M. FORD, of Crow Summit. One daughter, Lula B. CROW, died in 1931. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Lucy OWENS, of Coolville, Ohio, and a brother, B. F. BARNETT, who had lived at the Crow home since the death of Mr. CROW about two years ago. Five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 8 Jan 1943)
Virginia Ann "Jennie" (MANGUS) SMITH
Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Ann "Jennie" (MANGUS) SMITH, 75 year old widow of the late A. C. SMITH, were held from the Goshen church Sunday afternoon with Rev. Vairl WINTER in charge and burial was in the Garrett cemetery. The Vail mortuary had charge of funeral arrangements. Mrs. SMITH died on Friday after a long illness. Her husband died about two years ago. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 8 Jan 1943)
Virginia Ann MANGUS SMITH
Mrs. Virginia Ann MANGUS SMITH was born February 9, 1868, died January 1, 1943, aged 74 years, 11 months and 22 days. She is survived by the following sons and daughters, Alfred and Ambrose, of Charleston; and Hoyt, of Fletcher; Mrs. W. E. COBB and Miss Dottie SMITH, of Charleston; Mrs. Fleet YOUNG, of Gay and Miss Ida SMITH, of Gay, and 11 grandchildren.
She is survived by the following brothers and sisters; E. B. and George MANGUS, of Charleston; Silas and Dennis MANGUS, of Ohio; Mrs. Joshua PARSONS, of Ohio; Mrs. W. J. SMITH, of Clendenin, and Mrs. Bilton COVEY, of Charleston. She was converted and joined the Advent Christian church in her early youth. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 15 Jan 1943)
Hugh SNYDER, aged 44 years, died January 2, (1943) at Weston (WV). He had been a patient in a hospital there for several months. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John SNYDER of near Lockhart. He is survived by his parents and the following brothers and sisters: Andy, Jim, Hoyt, Mrs. Mary BUTCHER, of Mineral Wells; Mrs. Carrie PHILLIPS, of Liverpool; Mrs. Virgie GRADY, Mrs. Bessie MORRISON and Mrs. Ruth ROBBINS.
Funeral services were held on Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Independence church by Rev. Ike HINZMAN and Rev. George T. CALTRIDER, and burial was in the church cemetery by the J. B. Vail Mortuary, of Ripley. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 8 Jan 1943)
Hugh SNYDER, son of John and Montaria SNYDER, was born August 18, 1898 and departed this life on January 2, 1943, aged 44 years, 4 months and 15 days. He leaves, besides his parents, three brothers, Andy, of Capehart, Mason County; James and Hoyt at home; five sisters, Mary BUTCHER, Parkersburg; Corda PHILLIPS, Liverpool; Bessie MORRISON, Akron, Ohio; Virgie GRADY, Elmwood, WV, and Ruth ROBBINS, Ravenswood, Rt. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held at the Independence church in Jackson County on Monday, January 4, (1943), at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. G. T. CALTRIDER, of Lockhart, in charge, using for his subject, "What is your life?". The Vail mortuary was in charge of the burial rites. (Written by a family member) (Jackson Herald, Fri., 15 Jan 1943)
Mrs. William Earley (Ruby H. CASTO) STAATS
A long illness proved fatal early Tuesday morning to Mrs. William Earley (Ruby H. CASTO) STAATS, 65 years old, of Ripley, at a Charleston hospital where she had been a patient. Her condition had been critical for some time and death had been expected. (died 12 January 1943), the daughter of Charles C. and Margaret L. (ROSE) CASTO. Ruby was born 23 Dec 1877, married 1 October 1896 William Early STAATS, the son of Enoch and Louisa (CASTO) STAATS).
She is survived by her husband, W. Early STAATS, of Ripley; two sons, Harold STAATS, of Ripley, and Capt. Roydice STAATS, who is serving with the army; one grandson, James STAATS; four sisters, Mrs. Bessie CHENOWETH, Morgantown, WV.; Mrs. Grover (Mr. Clarence RATHBONE) RATHBONE, Parkersburg, WV.; Mrs. Verta STAATS, Ripley, WV., and Mrs. Nellie BALL, of Charleston; two brothers, Dr. Thomas J. CASTO, of Charleston, and Dr. Okey J. CASTO, of Parkersburg, WV.
The body was brought to the Vail mortuary in Ripley Tuesday morning and was taken to the home later in the day. The Paradise Rebekah Lodge of Ripley and the American Legion Auxiliary, of which the deceased had long been a member, assisted with the funeral services here and the body was taken to Parkersburg for interment in the Mt. Olivet cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 15 Jan 1943)
William W. FIELDS
William W. FIELDS, 78, retired Jackson County farmer, died on Tuesday in a local hospital. Surviving are his widow; Rebecca FIELDS; four daughters, Mrs.. Herbert SNYDER and Mrs. Nelle ROCK, of Akron, Ohio; Mrs. T. O. POWERS, of Staats Mills, WV., and Mrs. G. O. MORRIS, of Gay, WV; two sons, Oscar C., of Charleston, and Holly W., of Akron, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. (Emma) Joshua PRESLEY, of Boyd, (Roane County); three brothers, John and Ben, of Harmony, (Roane County), and Clint, of Gandeeville, (Roane County) WV. Funeral services were held on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Agy church, with Rev. Jarrell WINTERS in charge. Burial was made in the Parsons cemetery, near the home, by Vail mortuary, of Ripley. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 15 Jan 1943)
Lucy W. (BURCH) ARMSTRONG
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy W. (BURCH) ARMSTRONG, 74 years old, were held at the Bartlett Chapel in Charleston last Friday afternoon at three-thirty o'clock with the Rev. R. C. CANNON in charge and burial was in the Hope cemetery. Mrs. ARMSTRONG died at her home in Charleston on Wednesday after a long illness. She had been a resident of Charleston since 1918.
Mrs. ARMSTRONG was born in Marshall County (WV) to the late Joseph M. and Sarah Virginia SHEPPARD BURCH. She was 74 years of age, having been born April 29, 1868. She moved to Jackson County, with her family, when a child, and lived here until she moved to Charleston. Mr. and Mrs. ARMSTRONG celebrated their golden anniversary three years ago, having been married on December 24, 1889.
Mrs. ARMSTRONG is survived by her husband, Thomas W. ARMSTRONG, at home; two sons, Thomas R. ARMSTRONG, of Charleston; E. Clair, of Newell, WV; two daughters, Mrs. F. R. OWENS, of Coolville, Ohio, and Mrs. Paul S. CAMPBELL, of Charleston; three sisters, Mrs. Albert MURRAY, of Sandyville; Mrs. Ruth WISE, New Martinsville, and Mrs. Mary VOSBURGH, Ripley; two brothers, Frank BURCH, of Marietta, Ohio, and Thomas S, BURCH, of Akron, Ohio, also seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist church, Charleston, and Rebekah Lodge. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 22 Jan 1943)
William H. SKEEN
William H. SKEEN, 79 year old retired farmer and produce dealer, died Sunday at his home near Kentuck. Surviving are two sons, Edgar, of Kentuck, and E. C., of South Charleston; three daughters, Mrs. J. A. SMITH, of South Charleston; Mrs. C. S. KISER, of Bownemont, and Mrs. Roy RAY, of Daytona Beach, Florida, 13 grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. E. P. CASTO, of Ripley. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 22 Jan 1943)
Luhamy LEE RIFFEE
Mrs. Luhamy LEE RIFFEE, 64 year old wife of Everett RIFFEE, died on Friday at her home near Emma Chapel after a short illness. The funeral services were held at the Emma Chapel church Sunday with Rev. J. W. GARRISON in charge and burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. RIFFEE, a native of the community, was a member of the Walnut Grove United Brethren church and had lived in Dunbar for about twenty years until a short time ago when she moved to the Emma Chapel community.
Surviving are her husband, Everett RIFFEE, and the following children by a former marriage: Two sons, Floyd LEE, of Kenna, and Howard LEE, of Dunbar; seven daughters, Mrs. Clara SHEETS, of Gallipolis, Ohio; Mrs. Merle CAIN, Mrs. Ida DILLON, Mrs. Sybian WINDON, Mrs. Madeline GARRETT, Mrs. Irene REED and Mrs. Mary BELLER, all of Dunbar; Mrs. Stella PARKINS, of Paradise (Putnam County), four brothers, Frank, Gallispie and Ben RANSON, all of Dunbar, and Roy, of Nitro; 17 grandchildren and one great- grandchild. (She was the former widow of Jasper V. LEE, 1871-1941. She is buried under the name LEE in the cemetery) (Jackson Herald, Fri., 22 Jan 1943)
George B. DAVIS
George B. DAVIS, aged 80, died Friday night at 11:45 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clayton SMITH, of near Ravenswood. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two-thirty o'clock at the North Ravenswood United Brethren church with the pastor, Rev. Mr. COLLINS, in charge and burial was in the Ravenswood cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Martha DAVIS, of Ravenswood; five sons, James DAVIS, of Portland, Ohio; William H. and Mason DAVIS, of Parkersburg; Dallas, of Dunbar, WV.; and George S., of Huntington; three daughters, Mrs. Homer SAFREED and Mrs. Clayton SMITH, of Ravenswood, and Mrs. Raymond MICHAEL, of Huntington. Mr. DAVIS was a farmer all his life and was a member of the Mount Zion church on Little Pond Creek. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 22 Jan 1943)
Infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey W. HUGHES
In loving memory of our darling baby, who passed away nine years ago, January 7th. Written by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey W. HUGHES. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 22 Jan 1943)
Phoebe A. HENSLEY BUMGARNER
Phoebe A. HENSLEY BUMGARNER was born near Buckhannon, Upshur County, Virginia (now West Virginia) August 12, 1855, departed this life January 5, 1943, at Gay, Jackson County, WV, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. C. HARPOLD, with whom she had been making her home for the past six years. She was 87 years, 4 months and 18 days old at the time of her death. The deceased was united in marriage to W. Green BUMGARNER, February 5, 1875. To this union five children were born.
Those left to mourn their loss are Mrs. Jennie JOHNSON of Union; Mrs. Myrtle LEWIS of Mason City, and Mrs. Bertha HARPOLD of Gay. One sister, Mrs. Francis NELSON, of Bell Vernon, Pa., and nine grandchildren also survive. Her husband and two children, Mary and Walter, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at Union, her old home church, in Mason County, with Rev. Roy MCCOY in charge, assisted by Rev. Boyd W. SCOTT. Interment was in the BUMGARNER cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 22 Jan 1943)
Rebecca Ann (SMITH) FIELDS
Funeral services were held at two-thirty o'clock Thursday afternoon at the United Brethren church at Gay for Mrs. Rebecca Ann (SMITH) FIELDS, 82 years old, who died on Tuesday, just two weeks after the death of her husband, William W. FIELDS. She died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. G. O. MORRIS, of Gay, following a long illness. Burial was in the Parsons cemetery at Gay and the Vail mortuary of Ripley was in charge of funeral arrangements.
Surviving Mrs. FIELDS, in addition to Mrs. MORRIS, at whose home she died, are the following daughters, Mrs. T. O. POWERS, of Staats Mills; Mrs. Nellie ROCK and Mrs. Herbert SNYDER, of Akron, Ohio; and two sons, Oscar C. FIELDS, of Charleston, and Holly W. FIELDS, of Akron, Ohio, also a brother, William B. SMITH, of Dunbar, WV. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 29 Jan 1943)
Frank Durwood BASHORE
Apparently overcome by gas fumes from a heater, the body of Frank Durwood BASHORE, 24, formerly of Ravenswood, was found in the bathroom of his home in Point Pleasant Friday night. He had lived there about three months. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 29 Jan 1943
Dr. Thomas J. CASTO
Death, following a long illness, ended the career of Dr. Thomas J. CASTO, native of Ripley, last Wednesday night at a Charleston hospital, just eight days after the death of his sister, Mrs. Early STAATS, of Ripley. Dr. CASTO was a son of the late Charles C. and Margaret (L. ROSE) CASTO, of Ripley, and was born May 1, 1872. He was a graduate of the Medical College of Baltimore. He practiced his profession for several years after his graduation, but had been in Charleston for the past thirty years where he was a valued member of the staff of the Mountain State Hospital. He married Miss Bertha HILL, now deceased.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles DRAKE, of Huntington, and two sons, Dr. Gory N. CASTO and Foster CASTO, both of Charleston, WV., and several grandchildren. Also four sisters, Mrs. Bessie CHENOWETH, of Morgantown, WV.; Mrs. Verta STAATS, of Ripley; Mrs. Ernest BALL, of Charleston, and Mrs. Clarence A. (her first name was Grover) RATHBONE, of Parkersburg, and a brother, Dr. Okey J. CASTO, also of Parkersburg, WV. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 29 Jan 1943)
The body of Jasper JORDAN, better known as "Jappie", was found in a ditch by the road near the head of Tombleson Run, near Mt. Alto, late Thursday afternoon by the young man's father, William JORDAN, and ended a three-day search of the father and neighbors to find the young man who had disappeared from his home on Monday night.
He was last seen in Mt. Alto on Monday evening and left there and started in the direction of his home. He was a victim of epilepsy and friends said that it was presumed that the young man, who was about 26 years old, had suffered an attack and fallen into the ditch and froze to death. An organized search had been started on Tuesday morning because it was feared at the time that the young man on his way home might have suffered an attack and because of the extremely cold weather, might have been frozen to death.
The search continued all day Tuesday and throughout Wednesday with no trace having been found beyond the fact that he had been to Mt. Alto late on the day of his disappearance. The search was resumed again on Thursday morning and late that afternoon the father came upon the frozen body. Funeral and burial services were held at the Morgan church in the Chestnut Ridge community. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 29 Jan 1943)
Larry Lee RAINES
Larry Lee RAINES, the little son of Dairs and Dorthlean RAINES, was born (died ?) November 16, 1942, aged two months. Besides his father and mother, he leaves his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Boyd RAINES, of Kenna, and Mr. and Mrs. Willie FIELDS, of Staats Mills. Funeral services were conducted by J. M. ANDERSON and he was laid to rest in the RAINES cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 29 Jan 1943)
Basil L. CASTO
In loving memory of our dear son, Basil L. CASTO, who passed away January 30, 1940. Written by Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd CASTO and children. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 29 Jan 1943)
Funeral services were held for Mrs. Lucy RAKE, 79 year old widow of the late Marion RAKE, at the Meadowdale church on Sunday and burial was in the Fairview cemetery. Lawrence M. FORD, Crow Summit funeral director, had charge of the funeral arrangements. Mrs. RAKE died at her home near Meadowdale on Thursday night after an illness of more than six years. During the past two weeks her condition had been critical and death had been expected. For many years she had been a member of the Church of Christ at Odaville.
She was the mother of seven children, five of whom survive: Henry, Kentucky; John, Belleville; George and Alice RAKE, at home; and Frank MAUPIN, of Wheeling, WV. She was preceded in death by two children, Clee RAKE and Mrs. Maggie MASTON. She also leaves several grandchildren and great grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 5 Feb 1943)
Lucy M. RAKE
Lucy M. RAKE, daughter of Beverley W. and Julia Ann MAUPIN, was born in Cabell County, WV., October 19, 1863, and departed this life January 28, 1943, aged 79 years, (?) months and 9 days. She united in marriage to W. M. RAKE, and to this union were born seven children; four sons, Frank, of Wheeling, WV.; John, of Belleville; Henry, of Kentucky, and George, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Alice DILLON, at home; also 17 grandchildren and three great grandchildren, and one brother, Mr. Chapman B. MAUPIN, of Bellaire.
She was preceded in death by two children; Lee RAKE and Maggie MASTEN, and her husband, W. M. RAKE, also two sisters, Mrs. Jennie CARTER and Mrs. Cynthia PICKENS. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Odaville. Funeral services were held at the Meadowdale church with Rev. E. P. NEWBERRY of the Christian Church of Parkersburg conducting the services with Lawrence FORD funeral director. The interment was in the Fairview cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 26 Feb 1943)
Goldie RAINES VERNON
Mrs. Goldie RAINES VERNON, 33 years old, died at her home in Salem, Ohio, last Friday following a heart attack which was believed to have been brought on by a case of influenza. The funeral services were held there on Monday afternoon and burial was in cemetery at Salem, Ohio.
She was born at Harmony, in Roane County, West Virginia, on March 18, 1909. She attended Ripley High school from which she graduated with the class of 1928. While there, she made her home with her sister, Mrs. W. R. RADER. Surviving are the husband; Vernon, of Salem, Ohio; her father, D. H. RAINES, of Ravenswood, and the following brothers and sisters, Lester and Wilmer RAINES, both of Akron, Ohio, and Joe RAINES, with the U. S. Army; Mrs. W. R. RADER, of Ripley; Mrs. Burton CROW, of Holyoke, Mass.; Mrs. G. W. GARRETT, of Spencer, and Mrs. C. W. BREATHWELL, of Frame, WV. All members of the family were present for the funeral, and also her step-mother, Mrs. RAINES, of Ravenswood. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 5 Feb 1943)
Viola Belle THORNTON
Viola Belle THORNTON, daughter of John M. and Matilda ARCHER, was born June 7, 1853 and died on January 31, 1943, aged 89 years, 7 months and 24 days. She was married to M. C. THORNTON on December 26, 1880. To this union seven children were born. Her companion and two children, Mary M. and Millard, preceded her.
She is survived by F. G. and T. A. THORNTON, of Sandyville; J. E. and J. A. THORNTON, of Cincinnati, Ohio; C. E. THORNTON, of Atlanta, Ga., 17 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Mike ARCHER, of near Parkersburg, WV, and Sherman ARCHER, of Akron, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Catherine ARCHER, of Williamstown. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. F. BELL, assisted by Rev. George CALTRIDER, at Providence church. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 12 Feb 1943)
Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Blaine HUGHES
An infant son, born to Mr. and Mrs. Blaine HUGHES, of Ravenswood, RFD (born) Sunday morning (and) lived only a few hours. The burial services were held at Otterbein on Monday with Rev. J. F. CALTRIDER in charge. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 5 Feb 1943)
In loving memory of Albert GORRELL, who passed away one year ago today, January 31, 1942. Written by Mrs. Laura GORRELL and children. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 5 Feb 1943)
Hannah Lucretia (HARRISON) BOGGESS
Funeral services for Mrs. Hannah Lucretia (HARRISON) BOGGESS, wife of Greeley BOGGESS, were held Monday morning at the Trace Fork church with Rev. J. C. FISHER in charge and burial was in the HARRISON cemetery. She died at her home Saturday after a long illness. She was 59 years old.
Surviving, in addition to the husband, are four daughters, Mrs. G. J. LITTON, of Hooper's Creek; Mrs. Othar MATTHEWS, and Mrs. Georgia JOPLIN, of Sissonville, and Mrs. E. W. SIGMON, of Charleston; three sons, Shirley, Roscoe, and Londa, all of Sissonville; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie HUFFMAN and Mrs. May SKEEN, of Kenna, and three brothers, Daniel R. HARRISON, of Kenna; George HARRISON, of Sissonville, and Thomas R. HARRISON, of Ripley. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 5 Feb 1943)
Oscar Thomas FLOWERS
Oscar Thomas FLOWERS, son of Thomas and Emily FLOWERS, was born at Evans, Jackson County, WV., April 5, 1863. Departed this life January 11, 1943, aged 59 years, 9 months and 6 days. He was united in marriage to Luella JOHNSON in 1908. No children were born to this union. He was a member of a family of six children, four girls and two boys, namely: James Henderson FLOWERS, Lula May (FLOWERS) SMITH; Dianna Victoria (FLOWERS) MILLER; and Ila Myrtle FLOWERS. His brother and three sisters preceded him in death.
Only one of the family remain, Mrs. Martha Anise CASTO, of Angerona, (WV). Others that survive are his wife Luella FLOWERS; a step-daughter, Mrs. Marie MATHENY, of Columbus, Ohio. Four grandchildren (step-grandchildren), namely; Wesley, John, Lois and Barbara MATHENY, all of Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted by the writer and pastor of the Otterbein U. B. church on Wednesday, January 13, (1943) at two o'clock p.m. Interment was made in the church cemetery by the J. B. Vail mortuary of Ripley, WV. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 12 Feb 1943)
Ella BAKER SAYRE
Mrs. Ella BAKER SAYRE, born on March 18, 1871 in Maysville, Kentucky, was married to Hiram Clarkson SAYRE on August 24, 1892, to this union was born seven children, Mrs. Bessie MULLINEX, of Ravenswood; Mrs. Grace SAYRE, of Little Buzzard, WV.; Mrs. Rosa WHITTINGTON and Gloria SAYRE, both of Columbus, Ohio. Three children preceded her in death. Twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren survive.
Mrs. SAYRE departed this life to dwell with Jesus on Thursday, January 21, 1943 at 3:25 a.m., at Saint Francis Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, at the age of 71 years, 10 months and 3 days. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Sarah BAKER, of Ravenswood; one brother, Charles BAKER, of Point Pleasant; one sister, Mrs. Minnie FLOWERS, of Columbus, Ohio.
The funeral service was conducted by Rev. J. E. JOHNSTON, of Leon, WV., who was assisted by Rev. Fred HARMON, of Manila Ridge, WV. Rev. JOHNSTON had the honor of marrying the eldest daughter, Bessie SAYRE, to Guy E. MULLINEX in the home of her parents 25 years ago this past December. Mr. and Mrs. SAYRE celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary this past August. The husband and children thank the ministers for their consoling words. Written by Mrs. G. E. MULLINEX. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 19 Feb 1943)
William J. GILPIN
William J. GILPIN, son of L. J. and Etta GILPIN, of Cottageville, died January 25, 1943, at his home at Wellsville, Ohio. He is survived by his wife and three children, two daughters and one son, who is in the U.S. Navy, and now somewhere in the Pacific area. He is also survived by four sisters and one brother, Mrs. G.F. WEBSTER, of Cottageville; Mrs. S.K. GOUGH, of Spencer; Mrs. W.F. MILLER, of Parkersburg; Mrs. E.L. KING, of Logan, and A. D. GILPIN, of Louisville, Ky. The funeral was held at the McLeand Funeral Home in Wellsville, and interment was in Spring Cemetery, there. (Jackson Herald, Fri., March 5, 1943)
Floyd Preston EMERICK
Floyd Preston EMERICK, 22 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl EMERICK, of Medina, Grant District, listed as missing some time ago by the Navy Department, died in the line of duty, according to a letter received by the parents from Secretary of the Navy Frank KNOX, on Tuesday. The Navy Secretary told the parents that EMERICK was killed in action and was serving as a gunner on a merchant ship when he came to his death on January 30, 1943. He was a Seaman, Second Class, in the Naval Reserve. (Jackson Herald, Fri., March 12, 1943)
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