November 1942 Obituaries

Carolyn Lee WILSON

       Carolyn Lee WILSON, two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. WILSON, of Ravenswood, died in a Parkersburg hospital Thursday morning from injuries received the previous day when she ran into a truck which was passing the home in Ravenswood. A fractured skull was reported to have been the cause of her death.

       The child was playing in a vacant lot near the home with her sister, according to facts revealed to the state police in an investigation, and the children were chasing each other when Carolyn Lee dashed into the street and into the path of an approaching Ford truck owned by W. A. PROCTOR, of Ravenswood. The driver swerved the truck and the child struck the side but the result was the fractured skull. The child was rushed to a Parkersburg hospital but little hope was entertained for her recovery at the time she was admitted. The funeral services were held at the Chambers-Kyger funeral home in Ravenswood Saturday and burial was in the Ravenswood cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 6 Nov 1942)


       John G. SCHWARZ, eldest brother of B. F. SCHWARZ of Ripley, died at the home of his son in Point Pleasant on November 2. He was 74 years, 9 months and 21 days of age. He had spent all his life in Mason County and his vocation was that of saw milling.

       Since the death of his wife two years ago he had made his home with his son. He leaves three sons and five daughters to mourn their loss. Funeral services were held at Point Pleasant United Brethren church with Dr. F. H. CAPEHART in charge and burial was in the Point Pleasant cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 13 Nov 1942)


       Funeral services for Kenneth BARNHART, 25 years old, were held at the Ravenswood Church of Christ Monday afternoon and burial was in the New Bethel cemetery. The Rev. Fred DANNIS and Rev. C. C. ABBOTT, visiting evangelist, had charge of the service.

       Young BARNHART was killed in an automobile accident near Salem, Ohio, Saturday morning. The automobile in which he was riding with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence BARNHART, collided with a truck. His aunt succumbed to injuries received in the accident, her death being reported late Saturday afternoon.

       BARNHART was the son of Mrs. Phoebe BARNHART, who is living in Marietta at the present time but the family formerly lived in the Ravenswood section, according to reports. Reports given the Herald on the accident were to the effect that the young man lived only a short time after he was rushed to a Salem, Ohio hospital. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 20 Nov 1942)


       Burgess HARRISON, 75 years old Sissonville merchant, died at his home there Saturday morning after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Hobson FISHER in charge and interment was in the family cemetery.

       Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Laura HARRISON; five sons, W. O., a West Charleston merchant; O. B., also of Charleston; G. B., of Kenna; and J. G. and Bradie, both at home; two daughters, Mrs. Rosie BOLLING and Mrs. Loshie BARNHART, both of Sissonville; one brother, Benjamin HARRISON, of Kenna. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 20 Nov 1942)

Hereford A. WINTER

       Funeral services for Hereford A. WINTER, 68 years old Fairplain farmer, had not been definitely set yet last night pending the arrival of two sons who are serving in the armed forces and who are on their way home for the last rites of their father. The services are to be held at the Ephesus church on Grasslick and will possibly be sometime Thursday unless the sons are delayed in their journey home.

       One son, Harl WINTER, is stationed at Fort MacArthur, California, and left there Monday morning and the other son, Arthur WINTER, left Camp Hood, Texas late Monday night. Mr. WINTER, a well known farmer of the Grasslick community, died in a Charleston hospital on Monday. He had been in critical condition for several hours before his death.

       He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Myrtle WINTER, and nine sons, Rev. Vairl WINTER, Ward and Christopher WINTER, all of Fairplain; George WINTER and Howard WINTER, of Akron, Ohio; Glenn WINTER, of Charleston, WV.; Ford WINTER, of Ripley and the two sons that are serving in the army. Also a brother, A. L. WINTER, of Fairplain, and one sister, Mrs. Claudia CHANCEY, also of Fairplain. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 4 Dec 1942)

Hereford Allen WINTER

       Hereford Allen WINTER was born March 1, 1879, and departed this life November 30, 1942, aged 63 years and nine months. He was united in marriage to Minnie Myrtle STEWART, to which union eleven sons were born; two sons, Joseph Winford and Henry Clinton, preceded him in death.

       He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife and the following sons; Vairl C., of Fairplain; George W., and Howard M., of Akron, Ohio; Ford, of Ripley; Glen E., of Charleston, WV.; Ward E., and Christopher C., of Fairplain, WV.; Harl W., of Fort McArthur, California, and Arthur O., of Camp Hood, Texas. Also surviving are eighteen grandchildren, one brother, Arthur L. WINTER, and one sister, Claudia (WINTER) CHANCEY. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 18 Dec 1942)

Margaret NELSON

       Mrs. Margaret NELSON, 76 years old, and the wife of James E. NELSON, of Sandyville, died Friday evening at the family home. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the residence with Rev. W. N. FOWLER in charge and burial was in the Hemlock cemetery. Lawrence M. FORD, of Crow Summit, funeral director, had charge of funeral arrangements. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 4 Dec 1942)

Wilmer Donald DUFF

       Wilmer Donald DUFF was born on October 31, 1916 and departed this life with heart trouble on November 26, 1942, aged 26 years and 26 days. He was the son of Samuel and Ola Myrtle DUFF, of Mt. Tell, and is survived by his father, five brothers, Oren and Otmer, of Charleston; Delner (Delmer?), of Camp Grant, Ill.; Ray and Marvin, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Warren LANHAM, of Charleston; Mrs. Delmer GOOD, of Kenna, and Ruby, at home; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George GODBEY, of Mt. Tell.

       His mother preceded him in death on April 16, 1933; one sister, Rada, and two brothers died in infancy. Donald died at the home of his sister, Mrs. (Goldie) Warren LANHAM, of Charleston, and his suffering was great. Funeral services were held at the DUFF cemetery at two o'clock on Saturday, by Rev. Warren ANDERSON, of Charleston. Donald was laid to rest beside his mother. The Mays-Parsons mortuary was in charge of the burial. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 18 Dec 1942)

Margaret Jane (BENSON) NELSON

       Mrs. Margaret Jane (BENSON) NELSON, the daughter of Hampton and Martha BENSON, was born May 29, 1867 and departed this life on November 2., 1942, aged 75 years, 5 months and 28 days. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, James L. NELSON; one daughter by a former marriage, Mrs. Laura HENDERSHOT, of Ravenswood; one daughter, Mrs. Nellie May BYERS, preceded her in death; six step-children, namely; Nina NELSON, of Geff, Ill.; Clarence, of Gay; Charles, of Clinton, Ohio; Enos, of Cheshire, Ohio, and Homer and John, of Sandyville, WV.

       Four grandchildren, four great grandchildren and ten step grandchildren are living. She is also survived by two brothers and four sisters, namely; Thomas and Irvin, of Ravenswood; Lola GOLDEN, of Liverpool; Laura RECTOR, of Ravenswood; Anna GOLDEN, and Rosa KERNS, of Sandyville; William, Joseph and Cassie, preceded her in death. The funeral services were conducted at the Sand Creek Baptist church by Rev. W. N. FOWLER, with burial there at one p.m. Sunday. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 18 Dec 1942)

Transcribed from microfilm by Betty Kessel McIntyre

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