Marshall County Obituaries
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Civil War Obituaries


JACOB CAIN

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W.Va.
January 1, 1904

Jacob Cain, aged and respected citizen of Silver Hill, West Virginia, in Marshall County, died December 22, 1903. He was laid to rest in Jolliffe Cemetery. He was aged 66 years. He leaves a wife and six children.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


JACOB JEFFERSON CAIN

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
May 12, 1923

Jacob Jefferson Cain, for many years a well known farmer of this county, has died at his daughter’s home on Walnut Avenue in Moundsville, West Virginia. He was born July 14, 1855 on Pleasant Ridge in Marshall County and was a son of the late James Cain of Wayman’s Ridge. He is survived by the following children: William Cain and L. E. Cain of Belton; Mrs. B. I. Rulong of Fernwood, Ohio; Mrs. Meta Pyles of Steubenville, Ohio; Mrs. Belle McCardle of Limestone; and Mrs. Ira Mason of this city. Also, there are surviving, four brothers; his stepmother; 22 grandchildren; and two great-grand-children. Mr. Cain had been in ill health for over four years. Funeral services will be held from the Blair’s Ridge M. E. Church. Interment will be made there.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


JAMES W. CAIN

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Friday, September 3, 1943]

JAMES W. CAIN Rites Saturday

Services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at the Olszta funeral home for James W. Cain, veteran of World War I, who died Thursday in the Veterans hospital at Aspinwall, Pa. Interment will follow in the Cain cemetery at Clarington, Ohio.

The family residence is at 4260 Franklin street, Bellaire, O.

Mr. Cain was a charter member of Blake Brothers Post of the American Legion in Benwood.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Cain, two sons, Kenneth Robert Cain at home, and Arlington E. Cain with the U. S. Navy; one daughter, Miss Regina Cain, Bellaire, O.; four sisters, Mrs. Frank DeBolt, Wheeling; Mrs. Howard Dunfee, Bellaire, O.; Mrs. Margaret Wright, Bellaire, O., and Mrs. Eugene Grossenback, Woodsfield, O.; his father, Isaac Cain, Clarington, O.; his grandfather, James W. Cain, Clarington, O.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


MARGARET CAIN

Source: Observer, Washington, Pa., January 7, 1918

Monday morning, January 6, 1918, Margaret Cain, widow of James C. Cain, died at her home, 167 Addison Street, aged 68 years. (Moundsville, W.Va. and Cameron, W.Va. papers, please copy.)

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


HARRY D. CALDWELL

Harry D. Caldwell [PHOTO], 77, a 20-year resident of Placerville, Calif., died Jan. 8, 2008, at Kindred Hospital in Folsom. He was born Sept. 11, 1930, in Cameron, W. Va. He retired from United Air Lines after 30 years of service.

Harry is survived by his wife of 57 years, Roberta Jean (Scheidegger) Caldwell; sons, Michael (Janine) of Placerville, and Brian (Sandy) of Escondido; daughters, Cathy (Craig) Styles of Placerville and Cynthia Caldwell of Seattle, Wash.; brother, Wade (Gay) Caldwell of Cameron, W. Va.,; and sister June Zancanelli of Longmont, Colo. Harry is also survived by his terrific grandkids, Michelle, Keagan, Taylor Caldwell, Adam Styles, Sarah, Kyle and Kelly Hogan, and one great-grandson, Fox Hogan. He was the son of Henry L. and Erma (Wade) Caldwell who preceded him in death, along with his sister, Wanda Ruth.

Harry served his country in the Merchant Marines (1st ship James Caldwell) and the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He volunteered with the Placerville Housing Emergency Lodging Program (H.E.L.P), Salvation Army, and the Share Food Program. Harry was also Past Master of the Hangtown Grange, past Big Sir Branch 70, Past President of the Sacramento Placerville United Airlines Retiree Group. He received the Melvin Jones Award from the Motherlode Lions. He was also a Lion of the Year for 2007. Harry originated the Buckboard Bunch country western band which for the past 14 years provided music for many benefits including Senior Centers, Day Cares, New Morning Youth Program, Share Food Closets, Veterans Memorial, Convalescent Homes and individual crisises.

Memorial services were held at the Federated Church on Jan. 12, 2008. In addition there will be a reception at the Hangtown Grange with the Buckboard Bunch on Feb. 17, 2008, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers Harry asked that donations be made to Grace Place, c/o Federated Church 1031 Thompson Way, Placerville CA 95667.

Submitted by Donna Whipkey Hesse.

Note from Donna Whipkey Hesse: Attached is an obituary for a very dear man who never forgot and was quite proud of his Cameron roots. He would travel back several times a year and attended CHS Alumni Banquets, Reunions, etc.

To illustrate how one life can impact so many others, Harry D was my ex-husband's maternal uncle. In the early 1950s while serving his country, Harry D contracted TB and was sent to Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Aurora, CO. His mother, Erma Caldwell, came to Colorado to be with him even though she had a young daughter Erma June Caldwell, at home in high school. It was while Mrs. Caldwell was here caring for her son did she develop the courage to divorce her husband and stay in Colorado. While hospitalized, Harry D met his wife, Jeanne, of 57 years. She is a Colorado native and was working at Fitzsimmons Hospital. He lost a lung at that time of his life, but he went on to live a full and happy and healthy life until his heart surgery this past Thanksgiving, from which he never recovered.

My point being, that had Harry D not had TB and been sent to Colorado, none of us would be living here...my first husband, Kelley Laney, Fred Wade, Kay (Wade) Kuroda, Vickey Wade, June (Caldwell) Zancanelli, all migrated here because of Uncle Harry's presence. Even though he moved his family from Colorado to various places during his tenure with United Airlines, he always considered West Virginia and Colorado his homes.

A better ambassador for the State of West Virginia you would never find. He loved the state and visited his Caldwell heritage as much as he could when he was there.

I am compelled to share his obituary with you and hope that you will include it on your site. As I said, Harry D was my ex-husband's uncle, but he and his family continued to keep me in their fold...he would call me every year on my birthday (May 29) as I share it with one of his daughters...he made such an impact on my life in so many ways by his example, kindness and genuine caring. I will miss him terribly.


CALVERT, Mary Sabat, 96, of Moundsville, W.Va., died Thursday, July 12, 2007, in Mound View Health Care Center, Moundsville.

She was born March 23, 1911 in Valley Forge, Pa., the daughter of the late Mike and Christina Poskevich Sabat.

She was a Methodist by faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Chalmer Calvert; two brothers, Nick and William Sabat; two sisters, Ann Lehew and Julie Sabat; and a granddaughter, Jackie Myers.

Survivors include a son, John (Linda) Calvert of Moundsville; two daughters, Delores Myers of Moundsville and Janet (Robert) Higgins of Glen Dale, W.Va.; a brother, John Sabat of Moundsville; two grandchildren, Brad Higgins of Tampa, Fla. and Joni (John) Leon of Huntingtown, Md.; two great-grandsons, J.W. Leon and Nikolas Leon; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation.

At Mary’s request, private services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Arrangements entrusted to Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, Moundsville.


ELLEN PEGG CAMPBELL

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
Friday, March 8, 1907

In loving memory of Ellen Campbell, nee Pegg, wife of Paleman P. Campbell, who was born March 12, 1839 and died March 1, 1907, aged 67 years 11 months and 16 days. She has been an invalid for over six years and bore her suffering patiently. She was the mother of eleven children. Two preceded her to a better land. She is survived by her husband, five daughters, four sons, one sister, two brothers, 36 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, to mourn their loss. She has been a Christian of the New Church for 41 years. The remains were laid to rest Sunday at 1 o’clock in the Fairview Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


"Wheeling News-Register"

LARRY D. CAMPBELL, 51, of Cheyenne, Wyo., formerly of Moundsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998 in Beverly, Ohio. He was a corrections officer at West Virginia Penitentiary. He was a radio lineman and operator with the United States Army in Germany and Vietnam and was awarded Bronze Star in Vietnam. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis A. and Gladys A. Boughner Campbell; a brother, Danny; two nephews. Surviving are a brother, Malcolm of Beverly; three sisters; Mrs. Mark (Pat) Passmore of Circleville, Ohio, Martha Jean Moslander and Sharon Campbell, both of Wheeling; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 1 pm Saturday at Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville. Military graveside services will be held. Arrangements by McCurdy Funeral Home, Beverly.

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


BARTALO CANESTRARO Obituary
Moundsville Daily Echo
December 7, 1998

Bartalo F. Canestraro, 86, of 91 Roosevelt Avenue, Benwood died Monday, December 7, 1998 at Wheeling Medical Park. He was born March 10, 1912, in Benwood, son of Santa and Roseann Dicocco Canestraro. He was a retired coil stocker with the former Benwood Plant, Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel and a member of St. John Catholic Church, the Garibaldi Lodge and the Benwood-McMechen Senior Citizens. He was preceded in death by his wife, Teresa in 1994; two brothers, Victor and Luigi.

Surviving are a son, Ronald J. of Benwood; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Mary Virginia) ‘Babe’ Terry of Benwood; two sisters, Mary DiClemente and Mrs. Stanley (Edna) Mustanski, both of Wheeling; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, Tuesday 7-9 P.M. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Final arrangements are incomplete.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Garibaldi Lodge, Benwood.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


Ada M. Carmichael Obituary
"Moundsville Daily Echo"
Monday, May 17, 1999

Ada M. Carmichael, 80, of West Salem, Ohio, died Sunday, May 16th at Samaritan Hospital, Ashland, Ohio. She was born August 4, 1918, at Cameron, daughter of the late Cecil Lee and Nellie May Bunting Mason. She moved to West Salem in 1962, where she and her husband operated the Sohio Station for 23 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville (Pete) on May 23, 1991; five brothers; 2 sisters.

Surviving are a son Stephen of West Salem; two sisters, Alfreda Slonaker of Wheeling and Gerladine James of Ravenna; two brothers, Bernard Mason of Cameron and Covert Mason of Ravenna.

Friends will be received at the Matteson Funeral Home, in West Salem Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 P.m. where services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Michael Hastings officiating. Interment in West Salem cemetery.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Monday, May 20, 1935

CARMICHAEL RITES SET FOR TUESDAY.

Funeral services for Mrs. HANNAH CARR CARMICHAEL, who died Sunday morning, will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the late home, at at 2:30 services will be held at Beelers Station church. Interment will be at Beelers Station cemetery.

The death of Mrs. Carmichael took place Sunday morning at her home at Beelers Station. Mrs. Carmichael was 79 years of age and was in her normal health until a few days ago, although she had been an invalid for nearly ten years.

She leaves two sons, Milton Carmichael of Moundsville, and John Carmichael, with whom she made her home. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Dora McGary of Loudenville and Mrs. Margaret Johnson of Moundsville, and five grandchildren.

She was a life long member and active supporter of the Beelers Station Christian church.

The body was removed from the Lutes mortuary to the home at Beelers Station Sunday evening.

"Moundsville Journal", Monday May 20, 1935

MRS. HANNAH CARR CARMICHAEL, 78, life resident of Marshall county, was found dead in bed at her home at Beeler's Station Sunday morning. She had been an invalid for ten years from paralysis.

Mrs. Carmichael was born at Wood Hill. She was a life member of the Beeler's Station Christian church.

She is survived by two sons, Milton Carmichael of Moundsville and John Carmichael at home, two sisters, Mrs. Cora McGary of Loudensville and Mrs. Martha Johnson of Moundsville. Five grandchildren also survive.

Her husband, David Carmichael died seven years ago. . . . ."

Submitted by E. Dian Moore.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News Register, 14 June 2008

CARMICHAEL, Fay E. Burley, 96, of North Avenue, Cameron, W.Va., went to be with beloved husband, Herbert Carmichael on Thursday, June 12, 2008. She was born September 28, 1911 in Cameron, Marshall County, W.Va., the daughter of the late James and Leona Buzzard Burley.

She was a 1931 graduate of Cameron High School; the co-owner of Cameron Hardware for 42 years with her husband; was a member of Cameron United Methodist Church; Order of Eastern Star Loraine Chapter 9; a quilt maker; and she and her husband loved to travel the world.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Knoop; and an infant daughter and son.

Survivors include a niece, Margaret (Jack) Winter; a grandnephew, Justin (Diane) Winter; a grandniece, Alyson R. Winter; all of Canonsburg, Pa.; and her faithful caregivers, Vicky Minor, Joann Burley, Sally Scott, and Angel Galentine.

Family will receive friends on Saturday from 2-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Higginson officiating.

Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cameron Community Health Care Center, RD No. 4, Box 20, Cameron, WV 26033.


Former Area Pastor Succumbs at Age 90

Died September 25, 1978

Final services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday for the REV. JAMES M. CARMICHAEL, former pastor of the Fork Ridge Baptist Church, who died Monday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital at the age of 90.

He was born Oct. 10, 1887, at Wolf Run Marshall Couty, W.Va., son of the late James and Julia Allen Carmichael.

He was a member of the Fork Ridge Baptist Church, Marshall County and was a pastor for a number of years.

He graduated from Cameron High School in 1911, with the class of 10 graduates of which he was valedictorian.

He received further education at Fairmont College. He graduated from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., in 1914 with a bachelor of theology degree. He was ordained as a minister in the J.M. Weaver Memorial Church, Louisville, Ky. After his retirement as a full-time pastor, he continured to minister to people of several churches throughout the Ohio Valley, until the time of his illness.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Mary Denney of Cameron; five nieces and four nephews. Four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Friends received at the Charles E. Anderson Funeral Home, Cameron, after 7 p.m.Tuesday where services will be held with the Rev. Archie R. Fox of Glen Dale officiating. Interment in Fork Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.

From "Tri-County Researcher," 1979

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


Wheeling News-Register, September 2003

CARMICHAEL, Una G., 79, of Wheeling., W.Va. died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003 in Mound View Health Care Center, Moundsville, W. Va.

She was born June 19, 1924 in Cameron, W. Va. a daughter of the late Frederick and Grace Lee Spillman Bane.

Una was a homemaker and a member of Fork Ridge Christian Church, Glen Easton, W. Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Hubert S. Carmichael; a foster son, Kenneth Strahl; five brothers; and two sister.

Surviving are her beloved husband of 63 years, Hubert L. Carmichael; four sons, James L. Carmichael and his wife, Mickey, of Lafayette, Colo., Gerald L. Carmichael and his wife, Lucille, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Ronald N. Carmichael and his wife, Shirley of Chester, W.Va. and Arch "Butch" Oliver of Wheeling, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Fiends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, 2003 at the Almeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, W.Va. where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept 27, 2003 with the rev. Kenneth T. Ullom officiating. Interment in Fork Ridge Cemetery, Glen Easton, W.Va.

Submitted by James McCuskey DeWolf.


FRANK CARNEY

From the front page of The Daily Telegram, Clarksburg, WV Friday, July 21, 1916

CARNEY’S FUNERAL AT SALEM TONIGHT

And the Body Will Be Taken to Cameron Saturday for Burial Sunday

Salem, July 21.- Funeral services with the Masons in charge will be held over the body of FRANK CARNEY at 7:30 o’clock this evening at the Carney home here and the body will be taken Saturday to Cameron, his former home, for burial Sunday. Knights Templars will act as an escort to Cameron.

Mr. Carney, who was a local druggist, was instantly killed at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon on Tenmile hill three miles east of here in an automobile accident. He had gone out with his car to tack up advertising signs and was accompanied by Roger Jaquett, a young man who works in the drug store. They were coming up the hill when Mr. Carney was looking at a tree and remarked it being a favorable place for a sign. He failed to notice the course of the car and ran too near the edge of the road and the car passed over the bank, turning over and landing twenty-five feet below, near the east opening of the railroad tunnel.

Mr. Carney was thrown from the car and it passed over him. He sustained injuries from which he died almost instantly. The young man remained in the car, was uninjured and extricated himself before any one reached the scene of the accident.

Word of the tragic accident was telephoned here and many went to the scene. The body was brought to his residence on High Street within an hour of the fatal event.

Mr. Carney was 42 years of age and was a native of Wetzel county and for a number of years was a druggist at Littleton. He engage in the drug business in Salem in 1909 succeeding E.T. Tetrick and had successfully conducted the business until his untimely death. He is survived by his wife and two daughter, 6 and 8 years of age.

Mr. Carney had many friends and was of a genial, friendly personality. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, the Elks and the Knights Templars.

Submitted by Virginia Simms Toney.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Wednesday, 23 Feb 1949

MARY LONG CARNEY

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday aftenoon at 2 o'clock at the late home in Silver Hill, Wetzel county, for Mrs Mary Long Carney, 79, wife of Isaac Carney and a life resident of that community, who died Tuesday after a long illness. Burial will be in Lemasters cemetery at Silver Hill.

In addition to her husband she is survived by a son, Luther Carney, Tobasco, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs Martha Burley of Woodruff and Mrs Anna Calvert of Silver Hill; two brothers, Ira J Long of Littleton and Rufus Long of Silver Hill, and two sisters, Mrs Rosetta Knapp of Littleton and Mrs Esther Fox of Cameron.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


MAUDE CARNEY

CARNEY, Mrs. Maude, 89, of Hundred, died at home Friday night. Born at Cameron, Aug. 27, 1882, she was a daughter of the late Jesse L. and Nancy Younkin Barnett. She was a member of the Cameron United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Hundred W.S.C.S. Her husband, Frank Carney preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughter, Mrs. H. C. (Nancy) Simms, Richmond, Va.; and Mrs. D.A. (Mary) Null, Hundred; seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Friends received at the Hunt Funeral Home, Hundred, from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, where services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Sherman Davidson officiating. Interment in Cameron Cemetery.

(Note: Name & date of newspaper not available; clipping with the funeral memorial card has the date of death Mar 24, 1972 and services Monday, March 27, 1972.)

Submitted by Virginia Simms Toney.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, August 7, 1950

MARIE CARPENTER, 82, DIES AT CAMERON

Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Wilson Carpenter, 82, who died at her home on North street, Cameron, Saturday afternoon, were conducted from the Antill funeral home at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Interment was in Cameron cemetery.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Estella Talkington of Cameron and Mrs. John A. McClelland, at home; a sister, Mrs. Myra McVay of Aleppo, Pa., and several nieces and nephews.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


"Moundsville Echo", Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1945

EDWARD CARR, 84, OF LOUDENVILLE EXPIRES

Edward Carr, 84, a life resident of Marshall county, died Sunday night at his home at Loudenville.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 o'clock at Fork Ridge Universalist church, conducted by Rev. J. M. Carmichael, and burial will be in the church cemetery.

He was born April 8, 1862, a son of Leonidas and Catherine Bird Carr, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his second wife, Colondia Hubbs Carr and a son and daughter by his first marriage, Edwin Carr of Cameron RFD and Mrs. Grace May Lee of Cleveland, Ohio.

Submitted by E. Dian Moore.


CARR, Edward, at the home of his daughter Mrs. Mary Magers, east of the city Friday morning, Janury 12, 1906, of dropsy, will be taken to Wheeling today. The internment will take place at Mt. Calvary cemetery. Deceased was a former resident of Wheeling.

"Moundsville Echo" January 13, 1906

Submitted by Patricia Needham.


"Moundsville Echo", Monday, June 21, 1937

MELVIN CARR, 71, MARSHALL NATIVE, CLAIMED BY DEATH

Melvin Carr, well-known retired citizen of Marshall county, died at his home at 203 Poplar avenue, Saturday afternoon following a short illness.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Minnie Carr; one brother, Ed Carr of Loudenville. Five children preceded him in death.

He was born in Marshall county in 1866 and lived his entire life in the county. He worked as a boiler maker for the B & O railroad.

Brief funeral services will be held from the late home Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and the funeral party will then leave for the Ford Ridge Baptist church, where additional services will be held at 2:30, with Rev. A. H. Elsey of the Church of the Nazarene in charge. Burial will take place in the Fork Ridge Baptist church cemetery.

Submitted by Dian Moore.


JOHN CARRIGAN - 1915

John Carrigan, well known farmer of Sherrard, Marshall County, died Monday morning at 3 o'clock following an illness of two years duration, death being attributed to a complication of diseases. He was in his 72nd year. He was born in Ireland, coming to this country when quite young. He was a staunch member of the Allen Grove Presbyterian Church of Sherrard and was also a member of the Sherrard lodge, I.O.O.F. His wife and the following children survive: Charles E., former Prosecuting Attorney of Marshall County; William of this city, Thomas of Steubenville, Mrs. William Cowan, Mrs. Ella Marsh, Mrs. Bella Cook, and Miss Rebecca of Sherrard.

Funeral services will be held from the late residence on Wednesday and interment will be made in Allen Grove cemetery.

Submitted by his GG granddaughter Dawn Zelewicz.


Obituary of Margaret "Peg" (Horr) Carroll

W.Va. homemaker enjoyed baking, canning and sewing

Margaret "Peg" (Horr) Carroll, 89, of Dallas, W.Va., died unexpectedly Tuesday, November 4, 2003, in Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, near the home of her son. She was born October 24, 1914, in Washington County, a daughter of Lou and Cora Ritchie Horr. Mrs. Carroll was Methodist. She was a homemaker and belonged to Bunko Club of Dallas. She enjoyed baking, gardening, canning and sewing. On February 28, 1933, in Elm Grove, W.Va., she married John William Carroll Sr., who died November 14, 1999. Surviving are a son, John William Carroll Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio; a daughter, Mary Lou Fonner of Dallas, W.Va.; two sisters, Betty Fischer of Medina, Ohio, and Martha Maggus of the state of Florida; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Deceased are a son, Jim Carroll; four brothers, George, Glenn, Harry and John Horr; six sisters, Bess Francis, Maude Carney, Bertha Hartzell, Edith Ewing, Ruth Shurz and Nellie Ward; two grandsons, Norman William and John William Fonner; and a great-grandson. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Michael H. Heinrich Funeral Home, 101 Main Street, West Alexander, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 7, with the Rev. Ted Boggs, pastor of Dallas United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Mount View Cemetery, Dallas. The family suggests memorial contributions to Heinrich Funeral Home, Box 539, Claysville, PA 15323, to be used according to the family's wishes.

Source: Obituary in Washington Observer-Reporter, Washington, PA, Wednesday, November 5, 2003. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague

Submitted by James Dague.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, 14 Feb 2008

CATLETT, Marvin G., 66, of Glen Dale, W.Va.,, died Sunday, February 10, 2008, in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, W.Va.

He was born December 22, 1941 in Glen Dale, a son of the late John Albert and Elizabeth Balgo Catlett.

Marvin was a 1959 graduate of Union High School, Benwood, and was retired from the U.S. Air Force with 20 years of service. He was also retired from Civil Services and Austram, Inc.

During his service, he and his wife lived in many places, including Great Falls, Montana, where he was stationed for 18 years.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman; a lifetime member of the NRA and a former member of the Durham, NC Rifle and Pistol Club.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 45 years, Karen Sue Yost Catlett, whom he married on April 23, 1962 at St. John Catholic Church, Benwood; and a son, John Aaron Catlett of Raleigh, N.C., currently serving in Iraq. He is also survived by a former daughter-in- law, Sherry McKisson and her husband, Kevin, of Hendersonville, N.C. and their children, Ian and Jared; a brother, John R. Catlett and his wife, Barbara, of Moundsville, W.Va.; two sisters, Dorothy McPeek, of Paden City, W.Va. and Delores Murdock and her husband, Jon, of New Martinsville, W.Va; two brothers-in- law, Floyd Aaron Yost and his wife, Linda, of Wheeling and Don Mixon of Pensacola, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Mary Jane Salter of Florida; nieces and nephews, Tammy Catlett of McMechen, Beth Ann Markley and her husband, Bob, of Elkins, W.Va., Melanie Goddard of Pa., Scott McPeek of S.C., Michael Murdock and his wife, Stephanie, of Ohio, Susan Lawton and her husband, John, of Tenn., Erin Lynn Rusk and her husband, Michael, of Wheeling, Don Aaron Mixon and his wife, Sara, of Ga., Danialle Ivie of Fla., Sabrina Salter of Fla., Lorraine Tillery of Ala., and his dog, Bubbles.

Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2008, at St. Jude Catholic Church, 710 Jefferson Ave., Glen Dale, with the Rev. Thomas E. Schiffer as celebrant.

Interment is private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville.


JEREMIAH CECIL

Source: Newspaper clipping; no newspaper name; no date.

Jeremiah Cecil, age 86, retired farmer of Cecil Ridge, died January 23, 1933. He was born in Marshall County, (West) Virginia, December 22, 1847, the son of William and Hannah Fish Cecil. Surviving Mr. Cecil is a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Mary) Kelley of Huntington, W. Va.; three sons, Frank Cecil and Ben Cecil of Cecil Ridge and Wiley Cecil of Rosby’s Rock; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Yoho of Nixon Ridge and Mrs. C. J. (Nancy) Hood of Kansas Ridge. His wife, who was Orlena Nixon, before marriage, died 32 years ago. The body was taken from Grisell Funeral Home to the home where brief services were held, then to the Roberts Ridge Methodist Church where additional services will be held. Interment in the church cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


"Wheeling News-Register" - 8 DEC 2000

MILDRED CECIL

CECIL, Mildred V., 84, formerly of Roberts Ridge, Moundsville, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000. She was born Jan. 17, 1916 in Marshall County, daughter of the late Atlee Jay and Gertrude Jefferson Sims.

She was a retired clerk from the former Bonar’s Market and a Methodist by faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, R. Archie Cecil; a brother, Allen Ruble Sims; and a grandson, Allen Edwin Yoho.

Surviving are a daughter, Gail Yoho and son-in-law, R. Edwin, of Moundsville; a granddaughter, Jill White and her husband, Carl of Glen Dale; two grandsons, Paul Yoho and his wife, Tina, and Carl Yoho and his wife, Bridgett, all of Moundsville; two sisters, Velma Derrow and Nancy Church and her husband, Ralph, all of Moundsville; five great-grandchildren, Michael and Kyle White and Allen, Ty and Emily Yoho; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Sunday from noon until the time of services at 2 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, with the Rev. Ronald McCoy officiating. Interment in Greenview Cemetery, Roberts Ridge, Moundsville.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


WILEY OSCAR CECIL

Source: Newspaper clipping; no newspaper name; no date.

Wiley Oscar Cecil, age 79, of Rosby’s Rock, died at his home January 29, 1956. He was born March 22, 1877 in Marshall County, W. Va., the son of Jeremiah and Orlena Nixon Cecil and was a retired farmer and a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Elsie; one son, Conrad of Moundsville; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Richmond and Mrs. Norma Richmond of Moundsville, and Mrs. Mary Kelley of Huntington, W. Va.; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Lutes Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Hill in charge. Interment in the Greenlawn Memorial Park in New Martinsville, W. Va.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Moundsville Daily Echo
January 12, 1976

HERBERT CHADDOCK
Services Tuesday

Herbert W. (Zeke) Chaddock, 74, of 1711 First Street, Moundsville, died Sunday morning in Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

He was born in McMechen April 5, 1901, the son of John Robert and Sophia Krohling Chaddock.

He was a retired employee of the Triangle Co. and a member of Triangle's Pioneer Club.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Kathryn Conner Chaddock; two sons, William of Columbus, Ohio, and Robert of Phoenix, Ariz., three brothers, John of Tucson, Ariz., William E. of McMechen, and Everett of Alledonia, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Stewart of Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Carl (Wilma) Winemiller of Birmingham, Mich., and Mrs. Harry (Florence) Bell of Wilcox, Ariz.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville, Monday from 7-9 p.m. where services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ray Wilson officiating.

Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Moundsville.

Submitted by Bill Chaddock.


KATHRYN CONNER CHADDOCK Obituary

Moundsville Daily Echo - Sept. 18, 1986

Kathryn Chaddock Died Wednesday

Kathryn Chaddock, 84, of 304 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, died Wednesday (9/17/86) at Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 16, 1902, in Moundsville, daughter of Charles W. and Mary Bauer Conner. She was a retired employee of the Moundsville Public Library.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert W. Chaddock in 1976.

She was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church; D.A.R; Church Women United; Tuesday Arts Club; and Indian Knob Garden Club.

Surviving are two son, William of Charleston, W.Va., and Robert of Sarasota, FL; one grandson, David, and one granddaughter, Jule Ann; and several nieces and nephews.

Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Moundsville.

* * * * *

From JOTS, Moundsville Daily Echo, Sept. 20, 1986

A Tribute to Kathryn Chaddock

Not to have known Kathryn Chaddock meant to have missed out on a special blessing. Having her as a friend meant having someone special -- her day-in-and-day-out smile was contagious. There were lots of things she did not know how to do: she did not know how to criticize; she did not know how to "putdown" people; she did not know how to ridicule; she did not know how to feel in the least way superior to others. Her inability to do these things made her very special.

This woman was an active community worker, involved in many activities that were known for their betterment of the area. Her dedication as a Christian meant that she had much to offer (and did offer) her Church. Her time permitted her to be of help to those who needed her. How well she budgeted her time to make ever minute of every day count.

Much more could be said of her, especially regarding her love for the creativity of Mother Nature. A person of vast knowledge, she was endowed with a memory to be envied.

All in all, Kathryn Chaddock was the kind of friend everyone should have. To have lived the past sixty-some years in the home where she lived while growing up, sorta makes her a little extra special to me.

In her passing, we must say that while she will be missed, if it weren't for "things like this" we wouldn't need a heaven.

Submitted by Bill Chaddock.


HARRY CHALK

[Source: Wheeling News Register, May 1, 1932]

Harry Chalk, 41, Succumbs After One Week's Illness of Pneumonia.

    &nsbp;Harry Chalk, 41, World war veteran and former Benwood policeman, died at his home, 906 Marshall street, Benwood, Sunday morning at 1:45 o'clock, following a week's illness of pneumonia.
    &nsbp;During two years and six months of service over seas, Mr. Chalk served with the American expeditionary forces in Company A, 4th machine gun battalion. He was a member of Blake Brothers Post No. 46, American Legion, of Benwood. Excepting four years during which he served as a police officer in Benwood, Mr. Chalk had been in the employ of the Wheeling Steel and Iron Works and its successor, the Wheeling Steel Corporation, for 30 years.
    &nsbp;He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hazel Beecher Clark, and five children, Elizabeth, Lula, Virginia, Harry, Jr., and William, all at home; one brother, Edward Chalk of McMechen and two sisters, Mrs. Garvin Jones and Mrs. William Morningstar, both of Wheeling.
    &nsbp;Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

From the Obituary Collection of Cheryl McCombs.


Maxine H. Chamberlain

CHAMBERLAIN, Maxine H., age 84, of Glen Dale, W.Va., died Wednesday, May 10, 2006 in Bishop Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling, W.Va.

She was born March 20, 1922 in Marshall County, W.Va., the daughter of the late, Russell and Dolly Houston Roberts.

She worked as a secretary for the former Fostoria Glass Company and Tri-State Ma chine; was a member of First Christian Church, where she was a member of the choir; and a member of Daughters of American Revolution.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd “Joe” Chamberlain.

Survivors include four sons, Eric (Terri) Chamberlain of Glen Dale, Brent (Carole) Chamberlain of Boynton Beach, Fla., Brad (Leslie) Chamberlain of Glen Dale and Todd (Dee) Chamberlain of Gloucester, Va.; a sister, Doris Larson of St. Clairsville, Ohio; five grandchildren, Tannar Chamberlain of Wheeling, Micah Chamberlain of Juliet, Ill., Kayla Kirkpatrick of Glen Dale, Corey Chamberlain and Jessica Stott, both of Gloucester; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11a.m. with the Rev. Charles Kemp officiating. Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church Choir, 3rd Street and Grant Avenue, Moundsville, WV 26041.


AMOS CHAMBERS

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
October 24, 1913

On October 14, 1913, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Gorby and claimed for its victim, the kind and loving father. He was 85 years and 5 months of age. He leaves to mourn his death a wife, three sons, a daughter and 20 grandchildren. “Dear Grandpa how we loved you and oh how I do miss you now. None but our heavenly Father knows but it is He who has bereft us, he can all our sorrows heal.” Written by his loving granddaughter, Elizabeth Gorby.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Friday, March 28, 1980

DOROTHY CHAMBERS DIED THURSDAY

Dorothy J. Chambers, 59, of 2017 Second street, Moundsville, died Thursday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

She was a member of the First Christian Church.

Surviving are her husband, Victor Chambers; her mother, Mrs. Libby Yeager of Waynesburg; three sons, Charles E. of Clarington, Donald G. and Ronald V. both of Glendale; two brothers, Harold and Edison of Waynesburg and a sister Mrs. Mary Wright of Waynesburg.

Friends will be received at the Charles E. Anderson Funeral Home, Cameron, after 7 p.m. Friday and 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. Saturday, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Interment will be in Highland cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


GEORGE CHAMBERS

Source: Newspaper clipping; no newspaper name; no date.

George Chambers was born Oct. 23, 1843 and died Feb. 19, 1912, aged 69 years, four months and 18 days. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. His wife and seven children are left to mourn. The children are: Mrs. William Culley of West Alexander, Pa.; Mrs. O. H. Mackey of Moundsville, W.Va.; Samuel and Harry Chambers, both of Cameron, W.Va.; and Spray, Gay and Willie, at home with their mother. Funeral services will be held at the Big Run Church by Rev. J. I. Gregory. Interment will be made in the Big Run Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Moundsville Daily Echo, Thursday, April 30, 1963

CHAMBERS INFANT EXPIRES MONDAY

Harrison Fletcher Chambers, Jr., infant son of Harrison F. and Dorothy Marie Dunn Chambers of Cameron RD 3 (Wolf Run), expired at birth in Reynolds Memorial, Monday evening at 9:46 o'clock.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Francis Chambers of Cameron RD 4; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Dunn of Cameron RD 3.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Grisell funeral home. Interment will be in Wolf Run Baptist church cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


MARGARET CHAMBERS

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
Monday, September 24, 1934

Margaret Chambers, wife of Benjamin F. Chambers, died Saturday at her home on Hart’s Run, Cameron, W.Va. She was the daughter of Asberry and Sarah King Antill, having been born in Greene County, Pa. She is survived by her husband, B. F., two daughters, Mrs. William Henderson and Mrs. Rex Strait, of Cameron; three grandchildren; four brothers, William, Lewis and A. K. Antill of Cameron, and Harvey of Littleton, W.Va. Services were held at the late home. Interment in the Slonaker Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


Wheeling Intelligencer - June 27, 1958

CHAMBERS, Martha Ellen, former St. Clairsville resident and widow of Elbert (Albert) R. Chambers, died Thursday at 3:30 a.m. at the home of a daughter in Mingo Junction. She was born at Cameron, W.Va., Feb. 14, 1897 (1879), a daughter of Brailey and Wimena (Wilmene) Anderson Gump and was a member of the Christian Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Shallenberger of Marysville, O. and Mrs. Freeda Henderson of Mingo Junction; four sons, Robert of Dardenelle, Ark., Forrest of Las Vegas, Nev., Raymond of St. Clairsville and Park of Steubenville; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Allen Gump of Cameron. Friends may call at the Johnston Funeral Home, St. Clairsville, after 7 p.m. today. Services there Sunday at 2 p.m. with private burial to be made Sunday at Union Cemetery.

Submitted by Betty Goudy Cronin.

() submitted by Fred Bice.


CHAMBERS, Orval
Wheeling (W.Va.) Intelligencer,
December 10, 1937

A mass of requiem will be celebrated Saturday morning at 9 o'clock in Sacred Heart Catholic church for Orval Chambers, 32, resident of 93 Main street, who died suddenly Thursday morning (Dec. 9, 1937) at 8:45 o'clock in Wheeling hospital. In ill health for the past year Mr. Chambers collapsed suddenly Wednesday afternoon and was removed to the hospital. In ill health for the past year Mr. Chambers collapsed suddenly Wednesday afternoon and was removed to the hospital. Death was attributed to pneumonia.

The requiem mass will be celebrated by Rev. Father J. O'Connell, church pastor, and interment will follow in Mount Calvary cemetery. Prior to the church service brief rites will be conducted at 8:30 o'clock in the Mathison chapel of the Kepner funeral home, Members of the St. Vincent de Paul's society will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Chambers was born in Cameron, W.Va. October 1, 1905, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Chambers. He came to Wheeling 20 years ago and since that time had made his home with W. P. Stephenson and family. There are no immediate survivors. (He was survived by his sister, Elsie Chambers (Austin) Melton, of Wheeling.)

Submitted by niece, Audrey Melton Althaus.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Tuesday, September 18, 2001

PAUL CHAMBERS DIED TUESDAY

Paul W. Chambers, 83, of RD 5, Cameron died Tuesday, September 18, 2001, at Cameron. He was born March 12, 1918 in Marshall County, son of the late William and Nettie Earnest Chambers. He was a member of the Big Run Christian Church and was retired from the Marshall County Schools as a bus driver. Preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert; two brothers, Byron and Howard Chambers.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Dinsmore Chambers two sons, Larry D. (Susan) Chambers of Moundsville and John W. (Jackie) Chambers of Cameron; a sister, June Rush of Wheeling; three grandchildren; three great?grandchildren; four step?grandchildren; and two step?great?grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Anderson Funeral Home, Cameron, Wednesday 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. where services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. Pastor Michael Eskridge will officiate, with burial in Big Run Christian Church Cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


SAMUEL CHAMBERS

Cameron Man Killed By Train
"Moundsville Daily Echo", Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1907

Samuel Chambers, hostler at the B & O round house at Cameron, met with a sad accident about 5:30 o'clock Saturday evening. He, not noticing the approaching engine No. 2683 of the third section of the westbound train No. 99, stepped in front of it. The engine struck him, knocking him down with his legs across the track. The wheels severed both limbs. Dr. Cooper of Cameron was soon called, who had him brought to the Glen Dale hospital in the caboose of the train. He was attended at the hospital by Dr. Cooper and Dr. Hall of this city. The injured man died shortly before midnight Saturday night. The remains were taken to Cameron.

Obituary of S. B. CHAMBERS
Moundsville Daily Echo, Wednesday, 9 October 1907

S. B. Chambers departed this life October 5, 1907, age 34 years, 4 months and 5 days. His death was caused by an accident while on his way to work for the B & O Railroad. He had been employed as hostler in the B & O yard at Cameron but a few months. He leaves a wife and two small children, two brothers and two sisters and a host of friends to mourn their loss. He was kind and very affectionate to all who knew him and is sadly missed by all. His remains were laid to rest in Nauvoo Cemetery Monday by a host of sorrowing friends.

Dearest Samuel, thou hast left us
And a loss we deeply feel,
But 'twas God who has bereft us;
He can all are (our) sorrows heal.
A loving friend, Della.

This is contributed in loving memory of my grandfather Samuel, whom I never knew, yet know so well.

Submitted by Audrey Melton Althaus, Feb. 21, 1999.


WARD H. CHAMBERS

Source: Newspaper clipping; no newspaper name; no date.

Ward H. Chambers, age 72, Marshall County, W. Va., farmer died at his home in Calis, W. Va. He was born in Greene County, Pa., December 13, 1871, a son of Benjamin and Margaret Jane (Hinerman) Chambers. He had spent his early life in Greene County, but had been a resident of Calis for the past 39 years. Surviving are his wife, Lena Wendt Chambers; two sons, August Chambers of West Finley, Pa.; Harold Chambers, at home; a daughter, Mrs. James Dolen of Akron, Ohio; a brother, George A. Chambers of Clifton Springs, N.Y.; six sisters, Mrs. E. T. Griffith of Adena, Ohio; Mrs. J. B. Orndorf of Graysville, Pa.; Mrs. D. C. Stone of Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. E. A. Benson, Mrs. J. G. Toothman and Mrs. C. B. Pipes, all of Cameron, W. Va.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Mt. Hope Methodist Church at Calis. Interment will be made in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Note: Ward H. Chambers died in 1944.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Wheeling Intelligencer and News-Register, July 3, 2008

CHAMBERS, Charles William "Bill," Sr., 85, of RD 4, Moundsville, W.Va., died Tuesday, July 1, 2008, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, W.Va.

He was born July 2, 1922, the son of the late Sam and Goldie Slonaker Chambers; in Moundsville where he spent his entire life.

Bill attended school in Moundsville and was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.

He served in WWII for 3 1/2 years in Signal Corp attached to Air Force (C2); was employed several years at Wheeling Steel and later several years at LCP/Allied Chemical in maintenance; where he retired.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Elizabeth Blair Chambers; a sister, Connie Atkins; a brother, Ivan "Ike" Chambers, and a grandson, Charles William "Chuck" Chambers, III.

Survivors include his second wife of 33 years, Jane Toothman Chambers; two sons, Charles William Jr. (Sharon) Chambers and Blair (Michelle) Chambers; a brother, Don (Thelma) Chambers; a sister, Helen Grisell, all of Moundsville; a grandson, Dr. Craig (Anne) Chambers of Williamstown, W.Va.; two granddaughters, Lisa (Blane) Rich and Libby Chambers; a stepson, Robert (Sabrina) Montgomery of Moundsville; a stepdaughter, Susan (Chuck) Barnett of Westerville, Ohio; two step granddaughter, Leslie (Tom) Gurzs of Lewis Center, Ohio and Shelby Hess; two step-grandsons, Dr. Andrew (Rachel) Montgomery of Elkins, W.Va. and Alex Hess; and four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11a.m., with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating.

Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard where the Moundsville Honor Guard will conduct military graveside services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 1601 First St., Moundsville, WV 26041.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Saturday, May 25, 1996

EULA CHURCH DIED FRIDAY

Eula C. Church, 96, of Meighen Avenue, Moundsville died Friday, May 24 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital. She was born August 4, 1899 at Dry Ridge, Cameron.

Eula was the daughter of the late Oscar and Sabra Francis McMillan. She was a retired operator for the C&P Telephone Company and co?owner of the former Church's Dry Cleaning, Moundsville.

She was a member of the Moundsville Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Willing Helpers Class, she was also a member of the Pythian Sisters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Okey Ansie Church in 1954, one brother Glen McMillan and one sister, Fern Klein.

Surviving are two sisters, Elizabeth McHenry of Moundsville and Grace Hague of Jacksonville, FL. Three nephews, Robert McHenry of Moundsville, Ron Simmons of Fl., and Don Klein of VA., two nieces Dr. Sally Hague of Jacksonville, FL., and Betty Sastrow of Clermount, FL., several nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held Monday at 1 pm at the Limestone Cemetery, Moundsville with Rev. J. Thomas Steele officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Moundsville Baptist Church, 1911 Fourth Street, Moundsville, WV., 26041.

Arrangements by Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


DAVID EDWARD CLARK

Wheeling News-Register - August 29, 1965

David Edward Clark, 81, of 324 Pine Ave. Moundsville, W.Va. died Sunday at his home. He was born at Fish Creek in Marshall Co, W.Va. May 4, 1884.

A son of John Vincent and Sarah Percilla Crow Clark and was a retired oil field worker and a member of the Cameron Ridge Church of God.

Surviving are his wife Etta Oliva McIlvain Clark. three sons, Luther and Floyd of Moundsville. Vencon of Bowman Ridge; six daughters, Mrs Ethel Dodd, Mrs Opal Ruthers, Mrs Mary Davis, Mrs Norma Burge, of Moundsville. Mrs Clara Chambers of Wheeling, and Mrs Alwanda Cooley of Galesburg, Illinois. 36 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren.

Friends received after 7 p.m. today at Lutes Funeral Home, Moundsville, where brief services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. to be followed by additional rites at 11 a. m. at the Nauvoo Ridge Church of the Latter Day Saints with Evangelist William Baker officiating.

Burial in the Church Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Clark Ross.


ELLA NAOMI CLARK

Ella Naomi Clark died at 4:25 p.m. at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tn. on Jan. 17, 1968 after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held at the Griffin Funeral Home in Jackson. The body will then be flown to McMechen where burial will be. Altmeyer Funeral Home of McMechen will be in charge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Albert Clark on Aug. 16, 1952, after a marriage of 45 years. He was an engineer for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

One son and three daughters also preceded her in death. Mrs. Clark was born July 25, 1892, daughter of the late John W., and Druscilla Lancaster Ammons in Marshall County, W.Va.

She had made her home in Jackson, Tn. for the past nine years at the home of daughter and son- in-law, Jean, and Nick Willis. She was affiliated with the First Christian Church, and the American War Mothers. She was known for her letter writing to the servicemen, and women during World War ll, the Korean War, and the war in Vietnam. She received an award from the VFW in 1967 for meritorious service.

Survivors include her daughters, Jean Willis of Jackson, Tn., Geneva Antal,Traverse City, Mich., and Nancy Wallace of McMechen, W.Va.; three sons, Robert D. Clark of Lorain, Ohio, Frederick Clark of Parkersburg, W.V., and MSgt. J.W. Clark of the U.S. Air Force stationed in Bangkok, Thailand, 14 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

Submitted by Marsha Clark.


EMALINE AMANDA CLARK

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W.Va., Thursday, February 19, 1920

Mrs. Emaline Amanda Clark, daughter of William and Lucresia Cunningham, was born June 27, 1847 and died February 14, 1920, aged 73 years. She was united in marriage to Thomas Clark June 26, 1866 and to this union seven children were born. Her husband, Thomas Clark, died September 21, 1917. Two children, William and Belle, died some years ago. She leaves to mourn her death three daughters and two sons and a host of friends and relatives. The children are: Mrs. Martha Ingersoll of Chestnut Ridge, Mrs. Susan Magruder of Moundsville, Mrs. Mary Terrell of McMechen, Everett Clark of Moundsville and James Clark, at home. Mrs. Clark was a member of the Wolf Run Baptist Church and was laid to rest in Wolf Run Cemetery on Tuesday, February 17th. Mrs. Clark was highly respected.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


MRS ETTA CLARK Died; 125 Descendants
Moundsville Daily Echo
September 12, 1975

Etta Oliva McIlvain Clark, 85, of 324 Pine ave. died this morning at her home.

She was born on Nauvoo Ridge February 4, 1890, daughter of Theodore Freelingheisen "Heis" (T.F.) and Matha Jane Dobbs McIlvain. She was preceded in death by her huband, David Edward Clark in 1965. She was a member of the Middle Grave Creek Church of God.

Surviving are three sons; Luther and Floyd both of Moundsville, and Vencon of Blake Ridge; six daughters, Mrs Ethel Dodd, Mrs Opal Ruthers, and Mrs Norma Burge, all of Moundsville, Mrs Clara Chambers of Tucson, Arizona, Mrs Alwanda Cooley of Knoxville, Illinois. and Mrs Mary Davis of Roberts Ridge; A sister, Mrs Mary Leota Clark of Moundsville; thirty six grandchildren, seventy two great grandchildren; and eight great great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Lutes Funeral Home, Saturday 7-9 pm. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 Buried at Nauvoo Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Clark Ross.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, March 25, 2008

HANNAH MARIE CLARK

CLARK, Hannah Marie, 22, of RD 3, Moundsville, W.Va., died Sunday, March 23, 2008, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

She was born February 4, 1986 in Wheeling.

She was a customer service representative with Tele Tech; attended the Lighthouse Baptist Church; and was an organ donor.

She was very giving, loved her family, friends, and spending time with them. She loved all animals including her special animals, Sadie whom she referred to as her sister and her little buddy Roscoe the chinchilla. She loved all outdoor activities including bow hunting, squirrel hunting and four wheeling.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Shirley Riggle; paternal grandmother, Marian Clark; maternal great-grandparents, Bill and Marie Riggle, Carl and Dorcas Doman; and paternal great-grandparents, Lewis and Ethel Clark, Ensil and Gracie Hartley.

Survivors include her parents, Shirley and Tim Dulaney of Moundsville and Mike Clark of Moundsville; maternal grandparents, Clyde and Barb Riggle of Cameron and Patsy Dulaney of Moundsville; paternal grandfather, Thomas Clark of Cameron; many aunts and uncles including Larry and Wendy Clark; many cousins; and pets, Sadie and Roscoe.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m.

Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Calis, W.Va.


HARRY ALBERT CLARK

Harry Albert Clark, 69, resident of 12th St., McMechen, W.Va. for the past 41 years, a locomotive engineer on the Balltimore & Ohio Railroad for over 45 years, died suddenly this morning at 4:30 o'clock at Stop 10, Kirkwood, Ohio, while at the throttle of his steam locomotive No. 4441, being used as a pusher or helper to a freight train enroute from Benwood to Holloway, Ohio. Death was attributed to a sudden heart attack.

A son of the late Quinton, and Mary Wilkerson Clark, he was born in Cameron, W.Va., Jan. 14, 1883, He was a prominent citizen of McMechen, was a member of the Christian Church of McMechen; the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, and the McMechen Lions Club.

He was united in marriage in Wheeling on May 4, 1910 to Ella Ammons who survives.

Alse surviving are three sons, Robert Clark, of Lorain, O., Frederick Clark, in the U.S. Navy in French Morocco, and J.W. Clark in the U.S. Air Force in New Mexico; three daughters, Geneva Antal, of Lewiston, Mich.; Jean Willis of Huntington, W.V., and Nancy Wallace of McMechen, and 10 grandchildren.

Friends are being received at the Altmeyer Funeral home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen. Burial will be in McMechen Cemetery.

Submitted by Marsha Clark.


MARJORIE CLARK Obituary
"Moundsville Daily Echo"
March 4, 1999

Marjorie Clark, 76, of Fourth Street, Moundsville, died Thursday, March 4, 1999, at the Ohio Valley Medical Center. Born on Thursday, October 26, 1922, in Burton, WV, she was the daughter of the late Willie R. and Alta Ellen Clovis Whisler. A member of the Moundsville Baptist Church, where she served as Deaconess, she was involved in numerous church activities. She was also a member of the Moundsville Order of the Eastern Star, #86, and the Salvation Army Auxiliary Board. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl M. Clark.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. James (Mary Ellen) Shannon, of Sherrard, Mrs. James (Martha) Pryor, of Warwood, Mrs. Jay (Nancy) Paulovicks, of Sherrard, and Mrs. Robert (Earlene) Owens, of Woodsfield, OH; a sister, Betty Jolliffee, of Mannington, WV; two grandsons; and a great-grandson.

The family will receive friends Friday 7-9 PM and Saturday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Grisell Funeral Home. The Moundsville OES #86 will conduct services Saturday, at 7 PM. Final arrangements are incomplete.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship Fund, RD #3, Box 251, Wheeling, WV 26003

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


QUINTON CLARK

Printed in "Wheeling Intelligencer" on Thurs. Apr. 30, 1908.

Remains Will Be Shipped Home

The remains of Quinton Clark who committed suicide here on Apr. 27, 1908 will be shipped to his home at Glen Easton this morning where internment will be made.

The deceased was well known here. The story of his suicide appears elsewhere in this issue.


Printed in the "Wheeling Intelligencer" on Apr. 28, 1908

Money Loss Drives Farmer To Suicide

Despondent over the loss of a sum of money of between $25 and $30, Quinton Clark, a farmer and huckster, committed suicide at McMechen last evening by drinking a half pint of carbolic acid. Clark resided on Fork Ridge, near Glen Easton, and leaves a wife, and two children, a son and a daughter, both grown.

Clark made his customary weekly visit to Wheeling Tuesday with a quantity of butter and eggs, which he delivered to his regular customers. He spent the night at the home of Jacob Lydick and family, and put in most of the day Wednesday mixing among friends about the city.

Clark's last conversation was with William Hunt, a B.& O. fireman, of McMechen. He met Mr. Hunt standing on the bank near the B.& O. station shortly after 5 o'clock Wednesday evening. Eastbound B.& O. was about due and Mr. Hunt supposed that Clark intended going home on the train. During the conversation between the two, Clark complained of having lost the money mentioned. He appeared very despondent and intimated to Mr. Hunt that he would probably never return home, at the same time calling attention to a bottle he had in his pocket.

Mr. Hunt tried to console his friend, but did not at the time comprehend that the latter comtemplated suicide. Mr. Hunt ran to summon a police man, but by the time he returned with Police Chief Eskey Clark was lying on the ground in great agony. They carried him to the Marton Carroll's drug store, and summoned the doctor. Clark died shortly after that.

Submitted by Marsha Clark.


SHIRLEY CLARK

Moundsville Dailey Echo - January 8, 1992

Shirley Ruth Blake Clark, ages 47 of R.D. #1, Blake Ridge, Glen Easton. W.Va., died Wednesday at her residence. She was born on October 7, 1944, the daughter of the late Harley and Margaret Netty Blake. She was a Protestant by faith.

Survivors include her husband, Richard F Clark, Sr.; one son, Richard F Clark, Jr. of Martins Ferry, Ohio; three daughters, Mary Sue Posey, Dixie Lynn Donato, and Sondra Haught, all of Moundsville; three brothers, Bill Blake of New Cumberland, W.Va.; Jack Blake of Proctor and Donald Blake of Reader; seven sisters, Bessie Brown of Weirton, W.Va.; Marie Love, Betty Magers, Mae Yoho and Patty Yoho, all of Moundsville; Judy Upp and Ruth White, both of Reader; seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Friday, from 7-9 pm and Saturday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Grisell Funeral Home, where services will be held on Sunday at 1:00 pm. with Rev. Wayne Cross officiating. Interment at Greenview Cemetery. Roberts Ridge.

Submitted by Linda Clark Ross.


VENCON CLARK

Moundsville Daily Echo - December 19, 1996

Theodore Vencon "Squeak" Clark, 82, of RR 1, Glen Easton, W.Va.

Died Thursday, December 19, at the Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, Illinois.

He was born March 2, 1914, in Spencer, W.Va. the son of the late David Edward and Etta Oliva McIlvain Clark. He was a retired employee of the former Triangle Conduit Cable Company in Glendale. He was also a member of the House of Prayer in Moundsville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Zona Madeline Ice in 1987; also one brother Luther Clark and two sisters, Mrs Norma Burge, Mrs Clara Chambers.

He is survived by three sons; Gene Clark of Dahinda, Illinois, and Richard and Roger Clark, both of Moundsville; two daughters, Mrs David Leo (Arlean) Davis of Knoxville, Illinois, and Mrs Robert (Linda) Ross of Akron, Ohio; one brother, Floyd Clark of Moundsville; four sisters, Mrs Ethel Dodd, Mrs Opal Ruthers and Mrs Mary Davis all of Moundsville, and Mrs Alwanda Cooley of Knoxville, Illinois; 16 Grandchildren, and 28 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 12-3 and 7-9 pm. at the Grisell Funeral Home, Where services will be held on Monday, at 1:00 pm.

Interment in Salem Cemetery, Glen Easton, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to the House of Prayer in Moundsville.

Submitted by Linda Clark Ross.


VIVIAN JEAN CLARK

(She was born September 19, 1919 and died at the age of 80.)

Vivian Jean Clark of Murraysville, formerly of Moundsville, died Saturday, February 18, 2000 in Jackson General Hospital in Ripley. She was the daughter of the late Earl Tagg and Anna Carson Norris, both of Moundsville. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James P., in 1976 and a grandson, David Fahey, in 1996. Surviving are her four children: James P. Jr. of Glen Dale; Karen Fahey and her husband, Mike, of Murraysville; Judy Shimp and her husband, Terrence, of Columbia, SC; Rosemary Dorinzi and her husband, Jim, of Glen Easton and a twin sister, Virginia Wise, of Moundsville. Also surviving are ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Vivian was a former employee of Auby's of Moundsville and a member of the Moundsville Baptist Church. Interment will be made at the Riverview Cemetery beside her husband.

Submitted by Errin Clark Cain.


ZONA CLARK

Moundsville Daily Echo - December 20, 1987

Zona Madeline Ice Clark, 67 of R.D. 2, Glen Easton, died Monday at Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 1, 1920 in Doddridge Co, W.Va. daughter of Leonard and Ida LeMasters Ice.

She was a member of the House of Prayer in Moundsville, and a retired employee of Bobby Brooks.

She is survived by her husband Theodore Vencon Clark; three sons, Eugene of Dahinda, Illinois, Richard of Glen Easton, and Roger of R.D. 2, Moundsville; two daughters, Mrs Leo (Arlean) Davis of Knoxville Illinois, and Mrs Robert (Linda) Ross of Akron, Ohio; one brother Lora (Bill) Ice of East Liverpool, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs Dorrie Blake of Moundsville, Mrs Lena Smith of Cameron, and Mrs Armenie Anderson of Moundsville; 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave. Moundsville, Tuesday from 7-9 and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm Where service will be held Thursday at 1:30 pm with Rev. Wayne Cross officiating.

Interment will be in Salem Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Clark Ross.


News-Register - Wheeling, W.Va. - Wednesday, December 10, 2003

CLARKE, Bernice "Opal", 92, of Moundsville, died Monday, December 8, 2003, in Mound View Health Care Center.

She was born July 2, 1911 , in Parkersburg, W.Va., the daughter of the late Walter Guy and Henrietta Rebecca "Retta" McNabb Thompson.

She was a member of Ash Avenue Church of God where she played the piano and sang for many years; she also sang at many funerals and weddings throughout the valley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Howard Russell Clarke; a brother Belford L. Thompson; and an infant daughter.

Survivors include four sons, R. Duane (Linda) Clarke of Moundsville, Wilford Byron Clark(sic) of Ravenna, Ohio, Marvin D. (Diann) Clarke of Moundsville and Ronald E. Clarke of Buckeye, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of services at noon at Ash Avenue Church of God, 127 Ash Avenue, Moundsville, with Pastor Paul Smith and Rev. Billy Rowe officiating. Interment in Limestone Cemetery, Moundsville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ash Avenue Church of God.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, August 8, 2009

LEMAR ASHWORTH CLARKE

CLARKE, Lemar A. (John,) 87, of Elm Grove, Wheeling, W.Va., died peacefully at home, on August 5, 2009, surrounded by his family and friends.

He was born April 26, 1922, in Moundsville, W.Va., son of the late Raymond and Bess Strosnider Clarke.

John was a graduate of Union High School in 1940 and joined the U.S. Marine Corps two years after graduation.

Having served in the South Pacific during World War II, John returned home to be with his wife, Ruth and two children. A son was born after John was out of the Marine Corps.

He was a retired employee of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, Benwood Plant with 42 years of service. He has built numerous houses and done extensive remodeling work.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Cunningham Clarke, and an infant brother.

He is survived by his second wife of 23 years, Cassandra (Cass) Clarke; three daughters, Charley Marie Cooley of Wheeling; Mary Beth Lauricella of Watertown, SD, and Paula Carnes of San Antonio, Texas; and a son, John R. Clarke of Wheeling.

There will be no visitation.

John's body was donated to the Human Gift Registry at West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va., for medical learning experiences.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Celebration of John's life, on Monday, August 10, 2009, at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 2244 Marshall Avenue, Wheeling, WV, with Rev. James McGoldrick S.M. as celebrant.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tender Loving Care, Home Care and Hospice, 1231 Warwood Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003.

Arrangements by the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling. Personal condolences may be offered to the family at www.kepnerfuneral. com.


News Register, April 13, 1986, pg 4

RUTH MARY CUNNINGHAM CLARKE

Clarke, Ruth Mary Cunningham, 64, of 513 Boggs Run Road, Benwood, died Saturday at Wheeling Hospital. She was a retired employee of Marshall County Schools and was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Mount Olivet.

Surviving are her husband, Lemar A. "John" Clarke, her father, John W. Cunningham of Benwood; two daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Mary Beth) Lauricella of Peoria, IL, and Mrs. David (Paula Ruth) Carnes of San Antonio, Texas; a son, John R. of Wheeling; a brother, Jack Cunningham of Allendale, Wheeling; two sisters, Mrs. William (Helen) McCormick of Benwood and Mrs. Anna Mae Smith of Charleston, S.C.; and four grandchildren.

Friends received at Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob streets, Wheeling, 2-4 and 7-9 pm Monday. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am Tuesday at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard, vigil Services at 7 pm Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church or Wheeling Hospital oncology department.


GERALDINE R. CLEGG Obituary
"Moundsville Daily Echo"
January 15, 1999

Geraldine R. Clegg, 89, of Moundsville, died Thursday, January 14, 1999 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital. She was a Methodist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Roff; her parents, John F. and Florence Winland Duke; two sons; five daughers; several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are three sons, Phillip of New Martinsville, Thomas of Charlotte, Mich., Leslie of Chicago, Ill.; four daughers, Faye Price of Grand Rapids, Wis., Geraldine Howell of Fall River, Wis., Twylla Young of Chicago, Ill., Elsie Williams of Anaheim, Calif., two sisters, Dorothy Wright of New Martinsville, Pansy Spurlock of Proctor; 42 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren.

Friends received from noon Saturday until time of services at 2 PM at Iams Funeral Home, New Martinsville, Interment in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


Amanda Chesser Clemens

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Tuesday, January 7, 1941]

MRS. CLEMENS DIES AT 81 MOTHER OF THREE ELM GROVE MEN SUCCUMBS AT SON'S HOME IN W. LIBERTY

Mrs. Amanda Clemens, 81, of West Finley, Pa., died this morning at 10:30 o'clock at the home of her son, Goldie Clemens, at West Liberty, after an illness of three years. Mrs. Clemens was born at West Finley, October 22, 1859, and spent her entire life there until she became ill about three years ago, at which time she started being with her sons. She had lived for two years with her son, Wilfred Clemens, at Elm Grove, before going to West Liberty three months ago. She was a member of the Beeham Christian church. Surviving are her husband, George Clemens, West Finley, and five sons, Wilfred, Harry 0., and Ross of Elm Grove, Goldie, of West Liberty; and Ray, of Greggsville; One brother, Frank Chesser of Elm Grove, also survives. The body has been removed to the Crider funeral home, Elm Grove, pending funeral arrangements.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


George R. Clemens

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Wednesday, December 2, 1942]

G. R. Clemens Rites Thursday

Services for G. R. Clemens, 83, who died Tuesday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock, will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Crider funeral home in Elm Grove. Dr. J. C. Buckley, pastor of the Elm Grove Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Dallas cemetery. Mr. Clemens, a retired stone mason and life long resident of Pennsylvania, had been ill for the past four years and five weeks ago was removed to the home of a son, Wilford Clemens, 225 Stone Church road, where he died. He was born in Donegal township, Pa., April 12, 1859. Surviving are five sons, Wilford, Harry and Ross Clemens of Elm Grove, Goly Clemens of Wheeling, and Ray Clemens of Greggsville.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


Goly Ervin Clemens

[Source: Wheeling News Register, May 27, 1953]

Goly Ervin Clemens, of West Liberty, W. Va., died yesterday at 8:30 p.m. in Wheeling hospital after a month's illness. Born January 28, 1886 in West Finley, Pa., he was the son of George and Amanda Chesser Clemens and was a retired wharehouseman of the Pure Oil Company, bulk plant. He was a member of the Dallas Methodist church. Surviving are his wife, Jessie Sims Clemens; a son, Harold, Wheeling; two daughters, Mrs. Richard McCausland and Mrs. William T. Parks, both of West Liberty; three brothers, Wilford, Ray and Ross, all of Elm Grove; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends are being received at Kepners, 107 Key Ave., Elm Grove, where services will be held Friday at 2:45 p.m. The Rev. O. L. Gilmore will be in charge and interment will be in Dallas cemetery.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


Harold Ervin Clemens

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Wednesday, February 26, 1975]

CLEMENS, Harold Ervin, 66, of 499 National Road, Wheeling, died Wednesday at Ohio Valley Medical Center. He was a member of the Dallas United Methodist Church and a retired employe of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. Surviving are his widow, Catherine Fleming Clemens; two sons, Harold A. of Wheeling and Carl E. with the U.S. Air Force in Goose Bay, Canada; one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Phyllis) Kosam of Elm Grove, Wheeling; one sister, Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) McCausland of West Liberty; five grandchildren. Friends received at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


Jessie M. Sims Clemens

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Friday, October 5, 1962]

CLEMENS, Mrs. Jessie M. Sims, 77, life resident of the Wheeling area, died Thursday at a nursing home in Cameron. She was born at Roneys Point, May 6, 1885, a daughter of Samuel and Margaret Smith Sims and lived most of her life in and around Dallas. She was a member of the Dallas Methodist Church. Her husband, Goly, died in 1953. Surviving are one son, Harold of WheelIng; two daughters, Mrs. Richard McCausland of West Liberty and Mrs. William Parks of Key West, Fla.; one brother, Charles Sims of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St. Services will be conducted there Sunday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Harry E. Atzenhofer, and burial will be in the Dallas Cemetery.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


Sept. 5, 1895..."Wheeling New Register"

DEATH OF MR. J. W. CLEMENS

There never occurred an event in any community which fell with such startling surprise as the suicide of the subject of this notice.

It had been remarked that for several days he was acting queerly and abstractedly, but none anticipated such a tragedy. Last Tuesday he was particularly gloomy and despondent. Many attributed it to a malarial condition, with which he was troubled and sought to cheer it up. Everything he did during that day, it can now be seen, pointed towards his untimely "taking off."

He arranged his affairs, left instructions as to his business, and prepared with the greatest method and patience for the approaching end.

There were only two persons in the office at the time--Mr. Clemens and his deputy, Mr. Jos. Slack. About four o'clock in the evening he wrote on the typewriter, with the greatest care, the letter to his brother in Yazoo City, Miss., and enclosed it in an envelope directed to his kinsman, W.H. Harvey, Esq. of this parish. It was about 4:30 when he had completed his letter and with it rose and advanced to the tall desk in the centre of the office. At this time the deputy was seated at a table writing in one of the large record books. Clemens spoke to him, inquiring if Mr. Harvey had left town. Being answered in the affirmative, and while the deputy's face was averted, he drew a 38 calibre Colt from his pocket, and evidently resting his right arm upon the desk, while standing against it, sent the ball crashing from the right side entirely through his chest, passing directly through his heart. He fell with the pistol in his hand, and in less than a minute was pulseless. The coroner arrived and gave a certificate of suicide, which was amply sustained by the surroundings and the letter he last wrote.

Mr. Sherrard Clemens, brother of the deceased, reached here Thursday, and the body was that evening interred in the Tallulah cemetery, followed to his last resting place by his many friends.

Mr. Clemens was not exceeding 32 years of age. He was a gentleman of indomitable energy, and by argidious application had mastered stenography and was par excellence one of the most accomplished court officers in the State, thoroughly posted in every detail of his office, and keeping his records and papers in the best clerical and methodic style.

Mr. Clemens was the son of the late Hon. Sherrard Clemens, an attorney of considerable ability, and who at the time of his marriage was a member of Congress from Wheeling district in Virginia--now West Virginia. The Hon. Sherrard Clemens was married in 1859 to Mrs. Bette Dawson-Groves, the daughter of the late Henry Dawson and a niece of the late F. Marion Dawson. Mrs. Clemens aurvives her son, now living in Yazoo City, Miss.

Mr. Clemens was an applicant for re-election to the office of clerk, which he filled so creditally, and to which, no doubt, he would have been re-elected. The excitement of politics, his over- worked and malarial condition preyed so upon his mine is to bring about this suicide mania, which developed into a disease. Peace to his ashes....

Mr. Clemens was a cousin to Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain).

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


Mary Laura Elder Clemens

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Wednesday, August 19, 1970]

CLEMENS, Mrs. Mary L., 69, of Cedar Rocks, Elm Grove, died Tuesday at Wheeling Hospital. She was born in Marshall County, Aug. 9, 1901, daughter of William and Martha Gilmore Elder. She was a Methodist. Her husband, Ray Clemens, died June 4, 1970. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. John (Gladys) Ebeling, Mrs. John (Annabelle) Echols, and Mrs. Robert (Jean) Steele, all of Elm Grove, Mrs. Wilma McCroskey of Wheeling, Mrs. Harry (Dora Lee) Austin of Taylor, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Oma Toland of Denver, Colo.; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Friends received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. tomorrow. Services there 1:30 p.m. Friday with Ted Norton officiating. Interment in Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


Ray Clemens

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Friday, June 5, 1970]

CLEMENS, Ray, 72, Cedar Rocks, Elm Grove, died Thursday at 10:50 a.m. at Wheeling Hospital. He was born in Washington County, Pa., Sept. 1, 1897, son of George and Amanda Chesser Clemens. He was a retired employe of Wheeling Steel Corp., Martins Ferry plant, a Protestant. Surviving are his widow, Mary Elder Clemens; five daughters, Mrs. John (Gladys) Ebeling, Mrs. John (Annabelle) Echols, Mrs. Robert (Jean) Steele, all of Elm Grove; Mrs. Wilma McCroskey, Wheeling, Mrs. Harry (Dora Lee) Austin of Taylor, Mich.; a brother, Ross, Elm Grove; eighteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded him in death. Friends may call at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., tomorrow 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday 12-3, 7-9 p.m. Services there Monday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Douglas Shepherd officiating. Interment in Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


Wilford Lee Clemens

[Source: Wheeling News Register, June 13, 1965]

Clemens, Wilford L., 82, of Stone Church Road, Elm Grove, died Saturday at 12:35 p.m. at Ohio Valley General Hospital. He was born Jan. 28, 1883, in Washington County, Pa., son of George and Amanda Chesser Clemens. He served as sexon of Stone Church Cemetery until his retirement. His wife, Maud Yeager Clemens, died in 1955. Surviving are a son Herbert H. of Elm Grove; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Jackson of Elm Grove and Evelyn, at home; two brothers, Ross and Ray, both of Elm Grove; and four grandchildren. Friends will be received at Kepner's Funeral Home, 107 Key Ave., Elm Grove, where services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial in Stone Church Cemetery.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


RUTH CLIFTON Obituary
"Moundsville Daily Echo"
January 18, 1999

Ruth Clifton, 87, of the Golden Towers, Moundsville died Saturday, January 16, 1999 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

She was born October 28, 1911 in Woodland, WV the daughter of the late Walter and Martha Miller Wilson. She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) where she served as a home nurse. She was one of the first Golden Eagle Scouts in Marshall County and a member of Simpson United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband; Edward Clifton and two brothers; Walter “Red” and Robert Wilson.

Surviving a daughter, Martha Hummel of Steubenville, OH; one sister, Mrs. Raymond (Sis) Woods of Moundsville; three grandsons, Curtis, Jr. and Robert Hummel both of Steubenville and Mark Hummel of Connecticut and a great-granddaughter, Crystal Lee Hummel of Connecticut.

Funeral services were held Monday at 11 AM at the Grisell Funeral Home, with Dr. William E. Calhoun officiating. Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


Ralph Owen Clovis

[Source: Wheeling News Register, January 27, 1986]

CLOVIS, Ralph Owen Sr., 83, formerly of Dallas, W.Va., died Saturday in Bishop Josph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling. Friends received at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, 7-9 p.m. Monday where services will be held Tuesday at the convenience of the family. Interment in Aiken Cemetery, Jollytown, Pa.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


Jack H. Cochran

Wheeling Intelligencer, September 21, 2006

COCHRAN, Jack H. “Sheriff,” 81, of RD 3, Moundsville, W.Va., died Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at home.

He was born November 23, 1924 in Wetzel County, W.Va., the son of the late Lawrence and Deloris Leek Cochran Anderson.

He was a retired employee from the former Allied Chemical.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Emelic Cochran in 1975; two brothers, Eugene “Ike” and Lloyd “Bud” Cochran; a sister, Angie Keener; and a grandchild, Joey Cochran.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald (Cheryl) Cochran and Tom (Sue) Cochran, all of Moundsville; three daughters, Glenna (Dar) Grimm of Pa., Donna (Roy) Stanley of Huntington. W.Va. and Jackie (Bob) Young of Moundsville; two sisters, Betty Keener of Wheeling and Janet Savage of Moundsville; five grandchildren, Emily Cochran, Ronnie (Kristina) Cochran, Jeremy (Tammara) Cochran, all of Moundsville, Roy Lee Stanley of Huntington and RT (Becky) Young of Md.; and six great-grandchildren, Haley and Mike Bull, Kaitlyn and Halley Cochran, Autumn Hayes and Bekah Young.

Family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Tom Tennant officiating.

Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.


Lynn Cockayne

[Source: Wheeling Register, Monday, March 6, 1871]

March 3, 1871 at 8 1/2 o'clock(?) at Valley Farm, near Moundsville, Marshall County W. Va., Lynn, son of V. L. Cockayne, in the 31st year of his age.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Tuesday, November 22, 1904

DEATH OF S. A. COCKAYNE

Samuel A. Cockayne died at his home at Leahurst at 11:50 today of paralysis. The deceased was one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of Marshall county and in his death is the loss of a kind husband and father and to the community an exemplary citizen.

The deceased was sixty?four years old and had been sick over one year. He was born in Moundsville and moved to the farm on which he died fifty?one years ago and there resided till death removed him from this his early home. He married Miss Hannah Alexander of West Alexander, Pennsylvania, and to them were born six children, five daughters and son; Mrs. Dr. Thos. Meighen, Mrs. Chas. A. Showcare, Mrs. C. C. Schwob, Misses Dora and Irene and Alexander the son. The deceased was one of the leading farmers in this part of the state and was one of the extensive wool growers, having taken great interest in fine wool and exerted a great influence for the improvement of his fellow agriculturists in the Panhandle of this state. Through his industry and enterprise the premium for fine wool at the Centennial at Philadelphia in 1876 was conferred upon this county, he being the successful competitor for the world's premium.

Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been made.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Raymond Charles Cody, Jr.

(Source: Wheeling News Register, August 21, 1997)

CODY, Raymond Charles Jr., formerly of Dorman Road, Wheeling, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1997, in Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital and Geriatric Center. Wheeling. He was a retired employee of Centre Foundry, Wheeling, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Wheeling, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Lorraine Green Cody; his parents, Raymond Charles Cody Sr. and Gladys Spring Rogers Cody. Surviving are two sons, Robert Charles and Raymond Bradford Cody, both of Wheeling; two grandsons, Robert Christopher and Stephen Charles Cody. Friends received 6-8 p.m. today at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling, where services will be held noon Friday. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


CLARA COFFIELD

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W.Va., Thursday, February 19, 1920

Wednesday evening, February 4, 1920, at 9:15 o’clock, the soul of Mrs. Clara Coffield, wife of N. E. Coffield of Cypress Avenue, took its flight and returned unto the God who gave it. Mrs. Coffield was born on December 29, 1868 at Fairview, W.Va. She was the daughter of the late John and Amanda Moore. She united with the Fairview Church and since then, as far as her health would permit, had attended church regularly and lived a true Christian life. In 1889 she was united in marriage to N. E. Coffield and to that union six children were born. Two have preceded her to the grave. Those who survive her are: her husband, N. E. Coffield; one daughter, Arwilla, at home; and three sons, William, at home; and Clifford and Earl of Lumberport. Funeral services were held from the late home on Cypress Avenue on Friday, February 6, at 2’clock. Interment followed in Fairview Cemetery on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Workman was in charge.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


"Wheeling Register", Friday, April 11, 1919

MRS. EMMA COFFIELD

At her home on the National road near Fulton, at 6 o'clock last evening, Mrs. Emma Coffield, wife of Samuel Coffield, passed away after an illness of pneumonia and other complications. She has lived in this community all of her life and is well and favorably known.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two children, Mrs. William Rapp and R. B. Coffield now with the American Expeditionary forces somewhere in France.

Arrangements for the funeral are not yet complete.

NOTE: Emma Coffield was born 1864, died 10 APR 1919 and married 31 AUG 1879 at Greene Co, PA.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


GEORGE COFFIELD

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W.Va.
Friday, April 18, 1930

George Coffield, formerly of Limestone, West Virginia, died at his late home in West Rush, New York, according to a telegram received by relatives here. He was 70 years of age. The body was to be shipped today and will arrive tomorrow, to be taken to the D. C. Lutes mortuary on Second Street in Moundsville. Funeral services will be held at two o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Limestone Presbyterian Church. Mr. Coffield lived at Limestone, West Virginia until ten years ago when he went to live at West Rush. He leaves his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Lodgson of East Bethany, New York; Mrs. Mazie Anderson, who lives in California; and Miss Beulah Coffield at home; and two sons, Leslie, in the United States Army; and Lawrence, who lives in New York. He also leaves four brothers, J. J., Jacob, Levi and Harvey Coffield, and three sisters, Mrs. Sam Fisher, Mrs. Ila E. Magers and Mrs. Jane Livingston.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


H. T. COFFIELD

Source: Newspaper clipping; no newspaper name; newspaper dated - March 6, 1957.

H. T. Coffield, lifelong farmer of the Sand Hill community in Marshall County, W. Va., died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Berisford in Elm Grove, W. Va. He was born in 1874 in Marshall County. His wife was Jennie Bell Winters. She died in 1935. Surviving are one son, Leland Coffield of Moundsville; two daughters, Mrs. Berisford and Mrs. Lela Kent, also of Elm Grove; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Wylie Coffield of Napa, Calif. Services will be held from Kepner’s Funeral Home in Elm Grove. Burial will be made in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


ROBERT COFFIELD, aged 89 years, a life long resident of Antioch, near Proctor, died Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, after a short illness.

Mr Coffield spent his entire life at that place and was a highly esteemed gentleman in all the surrounding neighborhood. Three weeks ago he attended the funeral of his son Dr A L Coffield at New Martinsville.

Surviving are his wife, one son Lawyer G W Coffield of New Martinsville, two daughters, Mrs Friend Parsons of near Proctor, and Mrs Susan fonner of Middlebourne.

He was a member of the Antioch Christian church.

Funeral arrangements are pending the flood situation. Interment will be made in Greenlawn cemetery at New Martinsville.

"Moundsville Daily Echo", 20 MAR 1936

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


SAMUEL L. COFFIELD

"Wheeling Register", Monday, May 16, 1921

Sixty-Four Year Old Fulton Resident Loses Life Yesterday Morning

The body of Samuel L. Coffield was found in Wheeling Creek back of the Butchers' Association headquarters at Fulton yesterday morning at 11:30.

Coffield, who was 64 years of age, is supposed to have fallen into the water which is particularly deep at that part, while walking along the bank early in the morning.

Deceased was born in the lower part of West Virginia and came to this city thirty-four years ago. He had been a trusted employee of the F. Schenk Sons and Company for over thirty years. He belonged to the AOUM and was a member of the Fulton M. E. church.

Surviving are one son and a daughter, Mrs. William Rapp.

Services will be held from the late residence 242 National Road, Fulton, at 10 o'clock, Wednesday morning. Interment will be at Greenwood cemetery.

NOTE: Samuel Coffield died 15 MAY 1921 and was buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, WV.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


SARAH J. ALLEN COFFIELD

Source: Tyler County Journal, Sistersville, W.Va., July 23, 1936

Sarah J. Allen Coffield of Proctor, Wetzel County, W.Va., died at her home on Coffield Ridge in Proctor District. She was a native of Wetzel County and was born March 14, 1859, daughter of William and Susanna (McBride) Allen. She was the widow of the late Robert Coffield who departed this life on the 17th of March this year. To this marriage, one daughter was born, Mrs. James T. Fonner of Middlebourne, W.Va. There are two sons surviving: W. W. Furnell of Kansas City, Missouri, and G. P. Furnell of Marietta, Ohio. The sons were born to a former marriage with W. P. Furnell. He departed this life about 50 years ago. There are also a step-daughter and a step-son, Mrs. F. W. Parsons of Proctor, and G. W. Coffield, who died in February, a short time before his father. Also surviving are two brothers, J. N. Allen of Silver Hill, W.Va., and T. S. Allen of Cameron, W.Va., and a large number of grandchildren and numerous other relatives. Funeral services were in charge of the Rev. J. C. Richard of the New Martinsville Christian Church. Burial was made in the Memorial Cemetery in New Martinsville, W.Va.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


SUSAN A. COFFIELD

"Moundsville Daily Echo", 27 OCT 1973

Susan A Coffield, 83, of Terrace Apartment, New Martinsville, died Friday at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville.

She was a member of the First Christian Church.

She was born and raised on Rines Ridge, Marshall county. She had been receptionist in the joint medical office of her two son, for thirty years, retiring only this spring.

Surviving are two sons, Dr Terrell and Dr LeMoyne Coffield, both of New Martinsville; one brother Joseph Yoho of Moundsville.

Friends will be received at the Iams Funeral Home, New Martinsville after noon Saturday, where services will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Interment in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Wetzel County Hospital Building Fund.

NOTE: She was born 26 OCT 1889 and died 26 OCT 1973. Daughter of Timothy Austin Yoho & Isabelle M. Gatts. She married Dr. Albert Lee Coffield on 20 OCT 1914, Marshall Co, WV. Albert was the son of Robert Coffield & Nancy Virginia Yoho.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


Charles Louis Cole

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Monday, January 30, 1978]

Charles L. Cole, 72, of 624 Commerce St., Wellsburg, died Sunday at home. He was a retired employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Surviving are his wife, Maggie Minnis Cole; three daughters, Margurite Cole and Mrs. Dan (Iliene) Smith of Wellsburg and Mrs. Dale (Alice) Walker of Detroit; three sons, Thomas and Charles, both of Detroit and Donald of Wellsburg; two brothers, Harry of Martins Ferry and George of Rayland, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Saxon of Freeport, Ohio; and Mrs. Hazel Young of Salon, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Friends received at the James Funeral Hme, Follansbee, 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete.

Charles Louis Cole

[Source: Wheeling News Register, January 31, 1978]

Charles L. Cole, 72, of 624 Commerce St., Wellsburg, died Sunday at home. Friends received at the James Funeral Hme, Follansbee, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment in St. John's Cemetery, Follansbee.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


MYRLE L. COMBS

Surrounded by her children, Myrle L. COMBS went home with God Monday, Feb. 12, 2001. She was born Dec. 10, 1920, in West Virginia, daughter of the late Charles and Idesta (WHITE) GRANDON. Through her 80 years of life, she enjoyed decorating for the holidays, sharing joyful spirit with others, doll collecting and camping. Myrle loved her family, and especially cared for her grandchildren. She is survived by her three children, Chuck (Betty) COMBS of Midland, Joann (Larry) STADLER of Shields and Carol (Jim) THURSTON of Midland; seven grandchildren, Shelly (Roger) TRADER, Debra (Roger) DICE, Lloyd (Cindy) SKUTT, William (B.J.) THURSTON, Rob (Cindy) SCHERZER, James (Michelle) THURSTON and Kurt (Shelli) THURSTON; 11 great-grandchildren, Jessica TRADER, Aimee TRADER, Jason TRADER, Alyssa DICE, Seth DICE, Lindsay THURSTON, Madison SCHERZER, Lane SCHERZER, Jessica THURSTON, Kelcey THURSTON and Morgan Kay THURSTON; four sisters, Margaret CASE, Vivian (John) RUSSO, Lela (Jim) MURPHY and Violet DUBUIS; and a special sister-in-law, Carolyn GRANDON. She was predeceased by two sisters, Doreen MARKOWSKI and Dorothy SCHULTE; brothers, John GRANDON and Rolland GRANDON; and two grandsons, Robert James THURSTON and Charles Rex COMBS.

Funeral services were held today, February 14, 2001, from St. John's Lutheran Church; and burial was in Midland Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Pardee Cancer Treatment Fund of Midland, the Regional Dialysis Services, Midland Facility or St. John's Lutheran Church, Lydia Guild. Arrangements for Mrs. COMBS have been entrusted to the care of Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Directors. Memorial cards may be sent in care of the funeral home, 1200 W. Wheeler St., Midland, MI 48640.

From Midland, Gladwin, MI Newspaper Obit sent to me by Deb DICE.

*NOTE: Charles GRANDON, her father, was born in Belton. Charles and Idesta (WHITE) GRANDON were married in Marshall County; and Myrle and some of her brothers and sisters were born in Marshall County. Her grandparents, John and Nancy (SIVERT) GRANDON are buried in Highland Cemetery. Her brother Charles Rolland GRANDON is also buried there. Pamela Villafuerte

Submitted by Pam Villafuerte.


MRS. COMPTON IS STRICKEN

SCION OF PIONEER MOUNDSVILLE FAMILY, WAS MINISTER'S HELPMEET OVER HALF CENTURY....

Mrs. Mary N. Compton, 83, great granddaughter of Moundsville's first pioneer settler, and wife of Dr. M.F. Compton, prominent retired Methodist Episcopal minister, died at 4:15, o'clock Thursday afternoon at the family home, 1008 Fifth street.

Death was the result of complications following injuries she sustained in an automobile accident in the Glendale Narrows shortly before Christmas.

The automobile in which Mrs. Compton was riding, with her son driving, was struck by a truck. The driver of the truck later was convicted of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Mrs. Compton's arm was broken in the accident. She sustained other seemingly slight injuries and spent many days in the Glendale hospital.

HEART ATTACK

On March 10, she was seized by a heart attack and gradually weakened until death came yesterday with her family at her bedside.

Mrs. Compton was born September 30, 1854 in the old Tomlinson homestead on Gravel Hill, in what then was known as Elizabethtown. Joseph Tomlinson, the first settler on what was known as the flats of Grave creek, was her great grandfather. He built his log cabin and established his family near where Moundsville High school now stands.

She was the daughter of the late Alfred Tomlinson and Drusilla Morris Tomlinson, the latter the daughter of J.W. Morris, first clerk of Marshall county, an office he held for many years.

She was the only daughter of Alfred and Drusilla Tomlinson. A brother preceded her in death. She was the last surviving member of her generation in the family.

FOR 55 YEARS

Mrs. Compton was married to Dr. Compton in 1883. She shared with him the life of a Methodist minister for 55 years. When Dr. Compton retired after serving six years as superintendent of Wheeling district Methodist churches, they made their home in Moundsville.

The pastorates which she shared with Dr. Compton were St. Paul's of Brooklyn, N.Y: Willet street, New York City; Freeport, N. Y: Port Chester, New York, and Old Johns Street Church, mother church of Methodism in America, New York City, where they completed their work in the east. Coming to the West Virginia conference Dr. and Mrs. Compton served at Charleston, Morgantown, Parkersburg and the Wheeling district. Mrs. Compton worked with her husband in the building of beautiful churches at Morgantown and Parkersburg.

Mrs. Compton received her academic education in the old Moundsville Female Seminary, long since passed out of existence. Throughout her life she was an inveterate reader, and until recent injuries made her an invalid, kept apace of the times through the reading of current events. Few were better versed in the lore of old Moundsville and Marshall county than Mrs. Compton.

NOTE: This was sent to Phyllis Slater by Joe Parriott, of Moundsville......No date.. by her birth date and age, approx 1937. Also in the headline the word is written as HELPMEET....(perhaps it should have read helpmate) but it is written as in the newspaper...


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, March 8, 2009

CONAWAY, Mary R. Nilsson Miller Aracich, 70, of Cameron, W.Va., died Sunday, March 8, 2009, in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, W.Va.

She was born December 30, 1938 in Wellsburg, a daughter of the late John F. Nilsson and Mary Ellen Stevens Nilsson.

Mary was a "Mom." Her enjoyment in life was raising a large family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Conaway; one son, Brian Miller; one brother, John Nilsson; and one daughter, Julia Donovan.

Surviving are six sons and their spouses, John Miller and wife, Linda, of Farmington, N.M., George Miller of Cameron, Joseph and his wife, Joy Aracich of Weirton, Frank Aracich of East Liverpool, Ohio, Robert Conaway of Cameron, and Scott and his wife, Clarisa Conaway of Weirton; four daughters, and their spouses, Mary R. Aracich of Cameron, Cynthia and her husband, James Henry of Morgantown, Jennifer Aracich and Wayne Densmore of Hendersonville, N.C., and Teresa and her husband, Dave Jones of Aleppo, Pa.; two sisters, Judy Taylor and Tina Taylor, both of Wellsburg; 39 grandchildren and 12 great-grand children.

Friends may call at the Tennant Funeral Home in Hundred from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 11a.m. Wednesday with Mary "Sis" Aracich officiating.

Interment will follow in the Rice Ridge Cemetery.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Friday, December 6, 2002

DOROTHY CONELY DIED WEDNESDAY

Dorothy N. Phillippi Conely, 85, of Dade City, FL, formerly of Cameron, and Pittsburgh, PA, died Wednesday, December 4, 2002 in Heritage Park Nursing Home, Dade City.

She was born November 21, 1917 in Cameron, daughter of the late Hattie Grimes and the late Joseph Phillippi.

Dorothy was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Cameron, where she served as an Elder for a number of years; lifelong member of Lorraine Chapter 9, Order of Eastern Star; and retired from the Joseph Horne Co., Pittsburgh, in 1983.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Thomas C. Conely, who passed away in 1994; and a sister, Margaret E. Woodstuff, in 1984.

Surviving are her children, Sharon A. (Richard) Ebert of Massillon, OH, and Thoams "Tucker" S. (Linda) Conely of Zephyrhills, FL; a brother, Joseph Allen (Evelyn) Phillippi of Cameron; grandchildren, Scott (Stephanie) Ebert, Shawn (Susan) Ebert, Cathy Ebert (Andy Hess), Thomas Conely, Andrew (Erika) Conely and Daniel Conely.

The family will receive friends 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. Monday at Anderson Funeral Home, 39 Maple Avenue, Cameron, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Greg Stone officiating. Interment in Highland Cemetery, Cameron.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cameron American Legion Post 18, Building Fund, Main Street, Cameron, WV 26033.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, May 25, 1936

MRS. MARTHA CONELY PASSED AWAY SUNDAY

Mrs. Martha Jane Marshall Conely, aged 81, died Sunday evening at o'clock at the home of her daughter Mrs. L. C. McMillan on Chestnut ridge. Her husband, Frank Conely, died 35 years ago.

The deceased was a member of the Wolf Run Baptist church. She is survived by two sons Frank Conely of Cameron, and Everett Conely of Cameron, R. D. 3; also two daughters Mrs. L. C. McMillan of Chestnut ridge, and Mrs. C. R. Turk of Cameron, R. D. No. 3, one brother Alexander Marshall of Parkersburg and a half?brother E. Marshall of Dana, Ill.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 from the Wolf Run Baptist church in charge of Rev. James Carmichael. Interment will be in Wolf Run cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


MRS. PATRICK CONNELL

Jan 16, 1932 - Source unknown

Services on Monday

Brief services monday morning at 8:30 o'clock at her home, 1103 1/2 McColloch street, will be conducted for Mrs. Catherine Lacey Connell, 77, widow of Patrick Connell, who died early - Friday morning at the North Wheeling hospital. A high mass of requiem will be solemnized at 9 o'clock in St. Joseph's Cathedral and interment will follow in Mount Calvary cemetery.

Mrs. Connell had been ill for the past two weeks. She was born in Ireland and came to Wheeling at the age of 18? years. She was a devout member of St. Joseph's Cathedral and was an active member of the Purgatorian and Christian Mothers societies.

She is survived by three sons, Leo, Hugh, and Thomas Connell, of Wheeling; a daughter, Mrs. T. C. Clifford, of Cameron, and by seven grandchildren.

MRS. CATHERINE CONNELL

Brief rites for Mrs. Catherine Lacey Connell, 77, widow of Patrick Connell, who died Friday, will be held this morning at 9:30 o'clock at her home, 1103 1/2 McColloch street. A high mass of requiem will follow at 9 o'clock in St. Joseph's Cathedral. Burial will be made in Mt. Calvary cemetery.

(Linda Fluharty)


CHARLES WESLEY CONNER

Wheeling (W.Va) Intelligencer - January 29. 1920 Page 10

C. W. Conner Dies

Mr. C. W. Conner, aged 52, died yesterday at his home on Second Street at 1 o'clock after two weeks' illness of pleurisy. He is survived by his wife and six children: Troy, Clair, Katherine and Leah at home, Mrs. Lem Harvey of Mannington and Lewis Conner of Marietta, Ohio. His father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Conner, also survive him.

Mr. Conner was born at Streator, Ill., and came to this county when a small boy where he had lived since. He was one of the well and favorably known citizens of the city and was the engineer at the Mound City Coal Co.'s mines. He was a member of the Methodist Church. No funeral arrangements have been made as yet.

(NOTE: This editorial contains two errors. Mr. Conner was born in Marshall County. His family moved to Streator, Ill., when he was an infant. His mother, Leah Bowen Conner, died in 1882. His father W.L. Conner remarried in 1883 to Mary Ann Gray and this is probably the woman the obituary lists as this mother. )

(Bill Chaddock)


EMMA JANE THATCHER CONNER

Moundsville Daily Echo - 20 August 1904

Mrs. Hanson L. Conner, age 24 years died at her home in Viola at 5 o’clock this morning. She leaves a child 2 years old, and infant child died Friday night. Funeral at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. Cain.

(note: This was the 1st Mrs. Hanson L. Conner, Emma Jane Thatcher)

Submitted by Nancy Callahan.


Moundsville Daily Echo - 15 May 1926

Eugene W. Conner Dies at Age of 70

Eugene Wesley Conner, 70, Former Marshall county farmer and of late years a Wheeling produce dealer, died at the residence of his son, Clarence Conner, Hervey Heights Wheeling, Thursday night at 11:35 o’clock.

Mr. Conner was born in Marshall county and attended public schools near his home. He became a farmer and until several years ago cultivated an extensive acreage in the county. He later removed to Wheeling and has since made his home with his son Clarence.

He is survived by his son, by two sisters, Mrs. Caroline Troxell of McMechen and Mrs. Amanda Riggs of Moundsville and by two brothers James of Moundsville and John of Dayton, O.

Funeral services will be conducted tonight at the F. Schmeicel and Sons Co. funeral parlors, 2267 Market street, Wheeling at 8 o’clock tonight (D.S.T.) Rev. W.H. Fields, pastor of First Christian church will conduct the services. The body will be taken to New Athror, O, where burial will occur Sunday.

Submitted by Nancy Callahan.


Moundsville Daily Echo - 29 December 1954

H. L. CONNER, 77, OF SHERRARD DIES

Harold L. Conner, 77, oldest son of the late Taswell and Belle Talbert Conner, died Tuesday in the Ohio Valley General Hospital at Wheeling following a four week illness.

Mr. Conner was a life resident of Marshall county, and spent most of his life in the Sherrard community, having more recently made his home with a daughter, Mrs. Edward Auten of Sherrard.

Friends are being received in the Kepner funeral home on Key avenue, Elm Grove, where funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. Ottis Snodgrass of Wheeling and Rev. Paul Hill of Moundsville. Burial will be Pleasant Valley cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Nellie, of Sherrard; two sons, Lonzo and Paul, both of Sherrard; six daughters, Mrs. Joseph Grochewski of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Edward Auten of Sherrard, Mrs. Addison Ewing of Tempe, Ariz., Mrs. Harold Mercer of Sherrard, Mrs. Floyd Baker of Taylors Ridge, Mrs. Frank Messaros of Akron, O.; 13 grandchildren.

Submitted by Nancy Callahan.


JOHN W. CONNER

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
January 8, 1904

John W. Conner of Roberts Ridge died yesterday evening. He was 85 years of age and the father of ten children, all living but one. Four reside in this city. They are: Deputy Sheriff W. C. Conner; Mrs. E. J. Conkle; Mrs. Sarah A. Gatts; and Mrs. Amanda Gray. Another daughter, Mrs. Ott Fish, resides in McMechen, West Virginia.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


Moundsville Daily Echo - 4 March 1957

Mrs. Nellie Conner Died Friday Night

Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Kupfer Rogerson Conner, who died Friday evening after a lengthy illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Yates on Dry ridge, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Lutes funeral home. Rev. Stewart of Pleasant Hill Methodist church of which the deceased was a member will officiate, and interment will be in Fairview cemetery on Route 250.

Mrs. Conner was born in Sherrard, April 28, 1883, daughter of Robert and Louise Triber Kupfer. She was first married to William Rogerson, and then to Hanson L. Conner, both of whom are deceased.

Surviving are six sons, Kermit Rogerson of Glendale, Emmett Rogerson of Wheeling, Russell and John of Sherrard, George Rogerson of Mt. Olivet and Paul Conner, Bridgeport; three daughters, Mrs. Mabel Yates of Dry Ridge, Mrs. Alda Wilson of Elm Grove and Mrs. Eleanor Mesaros of Akron; three brothers, Rev. Charles Kupfer of Dallas, Pearl Kupfer of Sherrard, and Lemuel Kupfer of Wheeling; two sisters, Mrs. Adam Francis of Pleasant Valley, and Mrs. Frank Bay of Albia, Iowa; eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Submitted by Nancy Callahan.


(MRS.) PHILLIP M. CONNER

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W.Va., Friday, February 6, 1920

Mrs. Phillip M. Conner died Thursday at her home on Fork Ridge. She was in her 75th year of age and had been in poor health for a long time. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. V. S. Kelley, near Pleasant Ridge, and two or three sons. The funeral was held on Sunday. Mrs. Conner has always lived in this county. She was a sister of J. T. Francis of Fifth Street, this city.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Anna Bernadine Fordyce Stickel Conners

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Friday, January 3, 1997]

CONNERS, Anna B. "Bernie" Fordyce Stickel, 89, of 159 Edgington Lane, Wheeling, formerly of Chapline Street, Wheeling, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997, in Wheeling Hospital. She was a former employee of the former Stifel Taylor Department Store, Wheeling, and a former member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Wheeling. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Rex Stickel; her second husband, Roy A. Conners; a son, Robert Stickel; her parents, Robert and Agnes Gregory Fordyce; 13 brothers and sisters. Surviving are a son. Lawrence Stickel of Danbury. Conn.; three stepdaughters, Margaret Deist of Germantown , Md., Tish Talpo of Benwood and Mary Kay Hessel of St. Louis, Mo.; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Friends received 7-9 p.m. today at Kepner Funeral Home, Burke Chapel, 2101 Warwood Ave., Wheeling. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Vigil services at 8:15 p.m. today. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Catholic Charities, 125 18th St., Wheeling, W.Va. 26003.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


Elizabeth Garvey Conners

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Tuesday January 3, 1950]

Conners Mass Wednes.

A High Mass of Requiem will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock in the Church of the Immaculate Conception for Mrs. Elizabeth Garvey Conners, 41, wife of Roy A. Conners of 6 Thirty-seventh street, who died Sunday at 10:52 p.m. in the OVG hospital, following five weeks illness. Interment will be in Mount Calvary cemetery. Brief rites will precede the Mass at 8:15 a.m. in the chapel of Altmeyer funeral home.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


Roy Aloysius Conners

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Monday, January 27, 1986]

CONNERS, Roy A., 78, of 3700 Chapline St., Wheeling, died Sunday in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. He was a retired office manager at Blaw-Knox Foundry & Mill Machinery Inc., Penninsula plant, and a member of St. mary Catholic Church, Wheeling. He was preceded in death by a wife, Elizabeth Garvey Conners, in 1950; a stepson, Robert Stickel. Surviving are his wife, A. Bernadine Fordyce Conners; three daughters, Margaret Deist of Germantown, Md., Patricia Tolpa of Benwood, Mary K. Hessel of St. Louis; a stepson, Larry Stickel of Danbury Conn.; several grandchildren. Friends received at Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob streets, Wheeling, 7-9 p.m. Monday, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. A memorial mass will be held at a later date at St. Mary Catholic Church.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


Obituary, Information on Dr. LOUIS F. CONRAD

FUNERAL TODAY FOR PHYSICIAN

Rites at Sand Hill for Dr. Louis F. Conrad, 79, Victim of Injuries Suffered in Fall

Funeral services will be conducted in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Sand Hill (West Virginia) at 2:30 o' clock this afternoon for Dr. Louis F. Conrad, 79, pioneer Ohio County physician, who died at his home there Saturday (December 19, 1931) of injuries suffered in a fall a year ago.

The body was taken to the Sand Hill residence at 9:30 o'clock this morning from the Crider Brothers (now Kepner) Funeral Home at Elm Grove. The Rev. Daniel Winters of Elm Grove will have charge of the services, assisted by the Rev. A. W. Miller of Dallas, WV. Interment will be in the Sand Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, Sand Hill, Marshall County, WV.

Dr. Conrad was a native of Pennsylvania, but practiced in West Virginia most of his professional life. Before the advent of good roads, Dr. Conrad visited his patients in rural sections on horseback.

He leaves four sons, two daughters, 25 grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. His wife, Perdilla Wood Conrad, died three years ago.

Source: Obituary in "Wheeling News-Register", Wheeling, WV, Monday, Dec. 21, 1931 page 2 and Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1931 page 2. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


MRS. ADDIE COOK

Jan 13, 1948 - Source unknown

Mrs. Addie Bell Wilson Cook, 82, died in the Ohio Valley General hospital on Monday at 1:05 p.m. In failing health for several months her condition had been serious for two weeks during which time she had been in the hospital. Deceased resided Wheeling RFD 5, Fairmont Pike.

Mrs. Cook was born in Belmont county, O., May 20, 1865, a daughter of John and Catherine Ellis Wilson. She resided for many years in South Wheeling and in 1907 removed to the place of death. Her husband, Harvey E. Cook preceded her in death on November 23, 1947.

Deceased was a Presbyterian by faith and a charter member of the Sherrard Social Club.

Surviving are five sons: Lee, of Edgwood; John, at home; Robert of Elm Grove; Earl of Mozart and Ben, who recently removed to Oakland, Calif.; a sister, Miss Mattie Wilson of Pleasant Valley, city; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Kepner funeral home, 36th and Jacob streets, where services will be held Thursday at 2 o'clock. Rev. A. R. Bennett will be in charge. Interment will be in Cameron cemetery, at Cameron, W.Va.

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.


Wheeling News-Register, Jan 1, 2005

C. GLEN COOK

COOK, C. (Chalmer) Glen, 92, of Sherrard, W.Va., died Wednesday, December 29, 2004.

He was born in Marshall County, W.Va., February 1, 1912, son of the late J. E. and Belle Carrigan Cook.

Glen was a retired processor from Garvins Dairy and a retired farmer. He was a member of the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, the I.O.O.F. Lodges 1 and 9, the B.P.O.E. 28 of Wheeling, and the Marshall County Farm Bureau. He was a graduate of Sherrard High School and attended West Virginia University.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Ewing Cook in 1999; a daughter, Mary Ellen Cook [29 May 1942 - 27 Jul 1997]; a brother, Edmund J. Cook; and a sister, Ruth E. Cook.

Surviving are a son, David and his wife, Alice, with whom he resided in Glen Dale; a daughter, Ruth Ann Keller and her husband, William, of Moundsville; a granddaughter, Stacey Keller of Moundsville; two grandsons, Brian Keller and his wife, Janet, of Moundsville, and Steven Cook and his wife, Shannon, of Sherrard; two granddaughters, Andrea and Suzanne Cook of Glen Dale; and two great-grandchildren, Austin and Kylie Keller of Moundsville.

Friends will be received from noon until 3 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, January 2, 2004 at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 3, 2005 with the Rev. Dr. Linda M. Glass officiating. Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens, Sherrard, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to Family Services/Alzheimers Fund, 51 Eleventh Street, Wheeling, WV 26003.

Personal condolences may be offered to the family at www.kepnerfuneral.com.


Anna Pendergast Cooper
[Source: Wheeling News Register, November 17, 1924]

Mrs. Anna Cooper

Mrs. Anna Cooper, 64, wife of the late William F. Cooper, died at 3:30 o'clock yesterday morning at her home, 415 Ninth street, McMechen, after a brief illness. Mrs. Cooper was born in Kentucky and when a child her parents migrated to Wheeling. She had been a resident of McMechen for 21 years and was a member of St. James Catholic church. She leaves two sons, William of Springfield, O., and Thomas of McMechen; five daughters, Mrs. William Walen of Flushing, O., Mrs. Thomas O'Connell, Mrs. Weyne Marble, Mrs. Earl Tribbet, Misses Catherine and Gertrude at home. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 o'clock Thursday morning at the home followied by requiem high mass at 9 o'clock in St. James Catholic church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary cemetery.

Anna Pendergast Cooper
[Source: Wheeling News Register, November 17, 1924]

Tomorrow morning at eight-thirty o'clock from the family home, 15 Ninth street McMechen will be held funeral services for Mrs. Anna Cooper, aged 64 years, who died Monday. Requiem High Mass will be offered at nine o'clock at St. James Catholic Church, and burial will be made in Mount Calvary cemetery.

Anna Pendergast Cooper
[Source: Uknown, most likely Moundsville Echo]

McMECHEN LADY CALLED TO REST
MRS. ANNA COOPER, 54, DIES AFTER SHORT ILLNESS AT HOME ON NINTH STREET
FUNERAL WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY MORNING - INTERMENT IN MOUNT CALVARY

After a short illness, attributed to complications, Mrs. Anna Cooper, aged 64 years, widow of William P. Cooper, died this morning at 3:30 o'clock at the family home, 415 Ninth street, McMechen. Deceased was well known throughout Ohio and Marshall counties and the news of her death came as a shock to her host of friends. Deceased was born in Kentucky, but when a small child moved to Wheeling, with her parents. About 21 years ago she moved to McMechen where she has since lived with her family. Mrs. Cooper was a member of St. James Catholic church and has always taken an interest in social affairs of the church. She leaves to mourn her loss, two sons and five daughters, William Cooper of Springfield, O., Thomas Cooper of McMechen; Mrs. William Walsh of Flushing, O.; Mrs. Thomas O'Connell, Mrs. Earl Tribbett, Misses Catherine and Gertrude Cooper at home. Funeral services will be conducted at the place of death, Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock. Requiem high mass will be solemnized at 8 o'clock at the St. James Catholic church. Interment will be made in Mount Calvary cemetery.

Anna Pendergast Cooper
[Source: Uknown, most likely Moundsville Echo]

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Cooper, aged 64 years, who died yesterday morning at the family home, 415 Ninth Street, McMechen, will be conducted Thursday morning at eight-thirty o'clock from the place of death. Requiem High Mass will be offered at nine o'clock from the St. James Catholic Church and burial will be made in Mount Calvary Cemetery

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", 1 MAY 1971

ICIE COOPER Died Friday

Icie L Cooper, 86, of 1035 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, died Friday morning at Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

She was born August 31, 1884, in Marshall County, the daughter of Jacob and Mary D Moore Yoho.

She was a former school teacher in the Marshall County School System; a member of the First Christian Church, Moundsville; and the Berean Sunday School class.

Her husband, George, and on son, Millard preceded her in death.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs Kermit (Ruby) Wood and Mrs Claudia Kelly, both of Moundsville; and Mrs Eleanor White of Kansas City, MO; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Lutes Funeral Home, Saturday from 7 to 9 pm and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday afternoon at 2 pm with Rev Russell Smith, pastor of the Moundsville First Christian church, officiating.

Interment will be in North View cemetery, New Martinsville.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Tuesday, 22 MAY 1934

Mrs JUNRA COOPER of Wetzel County Dies

Mrs Junra Cooper, 75, widow of Thomas J Cooper and resident of Wetzel county died Monday morning at 7:30 o'clock at her home on a farm in the Proctor district. Rev Fields of Pine Grove, will be the officiating minister, and interment will take place in the Pine Grove cemetery.

The decedent was a daughter of the late William J and Nancy Kelly (Kelley). She was an active member of the Antioch church. Her birthplace was Fish Creek in Marshall county.

Her husband died nine years ago. Surviving are four children, Mrs Essie Newmann of New Martinsville, Charles E Cooper of Huntington, William S cooper of Proctor and Marlow S (Milo Floyd) Cooper of Follansbee. Eleven grandchildren also survive.

Note: This is Junia Vista Constantine Kelley d/o William Alexander Kelley & Nany Jane Parsons.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", 23 MAR 1935

Mrs MATILDA COOPER is claimed Suddenly

Mrs Matilda Cooper, aged 75 years, died at 7 o'clock this morning at her home near Proctor. Heart trouble was the cause and death came rather suddenly although she had been in failing health a long time.

Surviving Mrs Cooper are her husband, J (Josephus) P (Parsons) Cooper and one child, a son G (George) M Cooper of eastern First street, Moundsville. A son died at the age of 13 years.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Note: This is Catherine Matilda Kelley, d/o William Alexander Kelley & Nancy Jane Parsons.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


MILO FLOYD COOPER

Source: Newspaper clipping; no newspaper name; no date.

Milo Floyd Cooper, age 79, of Bebee, Wetzel Co, W.Va., died in New Martinsville on March 14, 1978. He was born Oct. 8, 1888 in Marshall Co, W.Va., the son of Thomas J. Cooper and Junie Kelley. He was a member of the Antioch Christian Church, Proctor, W.Va., was a former schoolteacher, was a retired employee of the West Virginia State Roads, was a retired farmer and a veteran of WWI. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Palmer Cooper, in 1973. Surviving are a son, Thomas of Fenton, Mo. ; two daughters, Carol Lohr of Princeton, W.Va., and Rohn Jean Bowers of Bridgeport, W.Va.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services were held at Iams Funeral Home in New Martinsville and interment was in the Antioch Cemetery at Proctor, W.Va.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Thomas J. Cooper
[Source: Wheeling News Register, Monday, May 9, 1966]

COOPER, Thomas J., 70, 614 Marshall St., McMechen, and former mayor of that community for 29 years, died Sunday at 9:40 p.m. in Reynolds Memorial Hospital. He was born in Wheeling, July 27, 1895, a son of William and Anna Pendergast Cooper and had been a long time employee of the B & O Railroad at the McMechen shop, retiring in 1958. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of St. James Church and the Holy Name Society; American Legion Post No. 5; Moundsville Elks and Eagles; the 40 Et8; McMechen Volunteer Fire Dept; and the B & O Veteran's Assn; and WW I Veteran's Assn. His wife, Anna Marie Kearns Cooper died in 1960. Surviving are a son, John J. Cooper of Baltimore; one daughter, Mrs. George J. (Rose Marie) Reilly, McMechen; four grandchildren and three sisters; Mrs. Earl Tribett, McMechen; Mrs. Grace Marple, Miami, Florida; Mrs. Gertrude Koback of Toledo. Friends may call at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, after noon Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


THOMAS J. COOPER

Source: Newspaper clipping; no newspaper name; no date.

Thomas J. Cooper, aged 66, a prominent farmer of Wetzel County, W. Va., passed away suddenly on March 29, 1925 in the B&O Depot at Proctor, while on his way to New Martinsville to attend to some business matters. He was accompanied by Mr. Albert Garner, a brother-in-law, and very close friend. Mr. Garner was the only relative with him at the time of his death. Mr. Cooper was born March 30, 1859 in Wetzel County, but spent most of the early part of his life in Marshall County on his father’s farm. In August 1880 he was married to Miss Junia V. Kelley and seven years later moved back to Wetzel County where he spent his remaining years. He is survived by his widow, one daughter and three sons: Mrs. Effie Newman of Marshall County; Charles E. of Huntington, W. Va.; William N. of Moundsville; and Milo J. of West Liberty, W. Va. He is also survived by one brother, Josephus P. Cooper of Marshall County. Mr. Cooper became a member of the Christian Church in 1897. Funeral services were conducted at the Antioch Christian Church and interment was made in the Antioch Cemetery at Proctor, W. Va.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


William Thomas Cooper, Sr.
[Source: Wheeling News Register, June 7, 1917]

William T. Cooper, Sr., 63, former resident of this city and timekeeper at the National Tube company, died yesterday morning at 9:40 o'clock at his home, No. 1911 Ashland avenue, Benwood, following an illness of a few days. He was born in this city, where he spent the greater part of his life, having only recently moved to Benwood. He was a church member of St. James Catholic church. Besides his wife, who was formerly Miss Anna Pendergast, he is survived by three sons and six daughters, William Jr., Joseph, Thomas, Misses Loretta, Catherine, Bernadetta, Grace, Gertrude and Mrs. William Welch of McMechen. Arrangements for the funeral are incomplete.

William Thomas Cooper, Sr.
[Source: Wheeling News Register, June 7, 1917]

At 10:00 o'clock yesterday morning, at his home on Ashland avenue, occurred the death of William T. Cooper, Sr., in his sixty-third year. Funeral services will be held at the St. James Roman Catholic church at McMechen Monday, with Rev. Father R. E. O'Kane officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary cemetery.

William Thomas Cooper, Sr.
[Source: Wheeling News Register, June 7, 1917]

William T. Cooper, Sr., died at his home on Ashland avenue, Thursday, after a brief illness at the age of 63 years. Mr. Cooper had been employed at the National Tube company's Riverside plant for the past 18 years. He is survived by his wife and nine children, six daughters and three sons, as follows: Mrs. William Walsh, Ella, Catherine, Bernadine, Gertrude, Grace, and William, Joseph and Thomas Cooper. Funeral services will be held at St. James church, McMechen, Monday morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. Father P. J. O'Kane officiating. Interment will be made in Mt. Calvary cemetery, Wheeling.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


JOHN CORCORAN

Source: Moundsville Daily Echo, Moundsville, W.Va., Tuesday, February 2, 1897

John Corcoran, an old and respected citizen of Cameron, died this morning of Bright’s disease. Mr. Corcoran was for many years a popular hotel keeper at Cameron. He was about 65 years of age and a devout member of the Catholic Church. He leaves a wife and five children. The funeral will be held on Thursday. Mrs. Lewis Velton of this city, is a niece of the deceased.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Moundsville Daily Echo, Wednesday, July 3, 1968

PA. MAN FOUND DEAD AT ROCK LICK TAVERN

Ray Courtwright, about 60, of Sugar Grove, Pa. (Which is half a dozen miles east of Cameron0 was left sitting on the front porch of the Rock Lick Tavern when that place closed up at midnight Monday.

Tuesday morning at nine he was found dead there, but at the foot of the front steps. Coroner Wood and County Investigator Sheperd investigated found he died of a fractured skull. They are still studying the case, but apparently have not yet come up with any indication of foul play, said there was no robbery evident.

He has two brothers living in the area; his children are mostly in Ohio. The body is at Anderson's in Cameron.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, February 9, 1920

S. T. COURTWRIGHT PASSES AWAY TODAY

S. T. Courtwright, who for many years conducted a hardware store in this city died at his home at 500 Jefferson avenue about 11 p.m. today following an illness of Pneumonia. He had been very low for several days and his recovery was not expected.

Mr. Courtwright was in his seventy?second year. he has been a resident of Moundsville about thirty years.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louisa Courtwright; three daughters, Miss Etta at home, Mrs. Evan G. Roberts of Jefferson avenue, and Mrs. Frank W. Potts of Columbus, Ohio and one son, Harlan R. Courtwright of Eastland, Texas. The latter accompanied by his wife is due to arrive here this evening.

Funeral arrangements are not been completed.

Mr. Courtwright was born on a farm in Greene county, Pennsylvania near Wind Ridge and spent the early part of his life farming and served a term as County commissioner in his native county. He removed from that county to Moundsville about the year 1892 and engaged in mercantile business in partnership with J. L. Supler. A few years later he closed out his interest in the general dry goods and grocery business and opened a hardware store and operated it many years, finally sold it out to his son H. R. Courtwright, who continued it for a number of years and closed out the hardware business and engaged in other business.

Mr. Courtwright did not in reality retire from active business, and at the time of his death he was interested in a number of business ventures. He was vice?president of the Mound City Bank, President of the Citizens Building and Loan Company and also President of the City and County Bank all of this city.

He was a public spirited man and favored all modern improvements of both the city and the country.

He was a life long member of the Presbyterian church and officially connected with the First Presbyterian church of this city many years.

His death is a loss to his family, a loss to the church and a loss to the city and county.

Moundsville Daily Echo, Tuesday, February 10, 1920

COURTWRIGHT FUNERAL

The funeral services of S. T. Courtwright, who died Monday will be held in the First Presbyterian church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. H. G. Gaunt, pastor of the church will have charge of the services.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


WILLIAM HENRY COVALT

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W.Va.
March 11, 1904

William Henry Covalt was born November 4, 1849 and died February 25, 1904 at the age of 54 years, 2 months and 20 days. He leaves his wife and two sisters, Mrs. Mems Howard of Cameron, West Virginia and Mrs. Margaret Reid of McMechen, West Virginia. Services were held at the Big Run Church. Interment was made at the same place.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


Wheeling Register, Oct 2, 1877

COX CHILD

A Child Scalded to Death.

Last Saturday a little five year old daughter of Mr. John C. Cox, upper ward, Moundsville, fell into a tub of boiling hot water and was so severely scalded that she died within a few hours after the horrible accident occurred. When the child was taken fromthe tub of water, in removing her clothing, the flesh dropped from her bones. The funeral took place Sunday.

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.


JANE COX

Cox, Jane E., age 87 of Third St., Moundsville, WV died Tuesday, July 31, 2007 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, WV.

She was born September 25, 1919 the daughter of the late Alfred C. and Margaret McGlumphy Swift.

She was a former employee from Crescent Print and Fokker Shell Factory.

She graduated in 1937 from Moundsville High School High School, attended Western College for Women and West Liberty State College. She was a lifetime member of American Legion Auxiliary, a member of First Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Women, Adult Service Guild, a former member of the Moundsville Women’s Club, a former Scout Leader, a long time volunteer at the Mound Museum and a board member of Easters Seals, Moundsville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Judge Everett G. Cox, a brother, Howell “Bud” Swift, a sister, Anna Margaret “Peg” South and a brother-in-law, Donald Durig.

Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca “Becky” Cox of Moundville and Maggie (Sam) Johnson of Frederick, MD, a sister, Dorothy Durig of Moundsville, five grandchildren, Tracey Whorton of Pittsburgh, PA, Corey (Mike) Pietranton of Wheeling, WV, Brady Davidson of Ellicott City, MD, Lindsay Johnson and Kiley Johnson, both of Frederick MD, two nephews, Donald, II (Kristy) Durig and David (Susan) Durig, all of Moundsville and several great nieces and great nephews.

Family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-9pm and Friday from 11am until time of funeral service at 1pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville with Rev. Tim Wilt officiating. Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 3rd St. & Washington Ave., Moundsville, WV 26041.


The Advocate, Baton Rouge, LA - Sept 27, 2003

COX, SR. ROBERT CRESAP

Robert Cresap Cox Sr., 88, of Baton Rouge, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at 3 p.m. at a local nursing home. He was born Jan. 9, 1915, in Wheeling, W.Va., the son of James Franklin and Hannah Cresap Cox. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., in 1937, with a degree in chemical engineering. At that time he started a 40-year career with ESSO (later Exxon) Laboratories as a chemical engineer and later as a computer programmer and analyst. He moved to Baton Rouge in 1938 and retired from Exxon in 1977, after which he operated his own programming analyst consulting firm for eight more years. He was a founding member of Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and later as an elder. He was the founding Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 56, when it started in the mid-1950s and he continued to remain active in Boy Scout work for 20 years. He was also active in the Goodwood Property Owners League. He married his first wife, Ethel McKowen Pipes, in 1939 in Jackson. From that marriage there was a son, Robert Cresap Cox Jr., and a daughter, Katherine Pipes Cox Courtney. His first wife died in 1983, and in 1984, he married Alyce Bennett, a retired French teacher in the Baton Rouge public schools and they lived near Lee High School for 18 years. Bob is survived by his wife, Alyce Bennett Cox; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert C. Jr. and Dianne Cox of North Little Rock, Ark.; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathie Cox Courtney and James Larry Courtney of Birmingham, Ala.; five grandchildren, Laura S. Cox of Lonoke, Ark., Peggy Cox Bayer of North Little Rock, Elizabeth Cox Hagins of Round Rock, Texas, John Cox Courtney of Sacramento, Calif., and Shannon Courtney of Birmingham; five great-granddaughters; a great-grandson; two stepsons, S. Barton Bennett and Evert Bennett, both of Baton Rouge; a stepdaughter, Alicia Bennett of Baton Rouge; seven stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Quincy Cox of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Michael Cresap Cox of Wheeling; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was at Welsh Funeral Home, 6700 Florida Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Visitation at Broadmoor Presbyterian Church from noon until funeral service at 1 p.m. Saturday. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.


SARAH ANNE NICE COZART

Source: Wetzel Republican, New Martinsville, W. Va.
April 27, 1917

Sarah Anne Nice Cozart was born in Marshall County, (West) Virginia about 1836 and died April 20, 1917. In 1853, she was united in marriage to James Cozart at West Alexander, Pa. To this union eight children, five girls and three boys were born. They were: Lavina Henthorne; Mary Jane Henthorne; John C. Cozart; and Amanda Goddard, all deceased; and George P. Cozart of Proctor; Martha Knisely of Proctor; James M. Cozart of Jacksonburg, W. Va.; and Emma R. Hoyt of New Martinsville, who survive. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. James Cozart lived in Marshall County for 18 years. They then moved to a farm near Proctor in Wetzel County. While living here, Mrs. Cozart was united with the Church of God. Afterwards, they moved to a farm near Jacksonburg, where they lived until their deaths. The deceased was over 81 years of age when she died. Up until the time of her last sickness, she did all her own work. The remains were laid to rest by Rev. E. D. Moore.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


Wheeling Intelligencer - June 27, 1958

CRADDOCK, Howard S., formerly of Chapel Rd., Wheeling, now of Las Vegas, Nev., was killed in an auto accident Friday in Baker, Calif. Friends may call at Kepner's, 1308 Chapline St., after 3 p.m. Friday. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. (Cut off.)

Submitted by Betty Goudy Cronin.


ELLA CRAIG Obituary
"Moundsville Daily Echo"
January 11, 1999

Ella Wellman Craig, 92, formerly of Filbert Ave., Moundsville, died Saturday, January 9, 1999, at the Mound View Health Care Center, Moundsville. Born on February 20, 1906, in Wetzel County, Ella was the daughter of the late Levi and Virginia Huffman Montgomery. She was a retired employee of the former Marx Toy Factory, with 34 years of service. She was a Protestant by faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Gerald Wellman, and her second husband, Charles Raymond Craig; one son, William Bradford Wellman; one brother, two half-brothers; four sisters.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles “Bonnie” Lautar of Columbus, OH; one step daughter, Nila Nozum of Moundsville; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren.

The family received friends Sunday from noon until 4 P.M at the Grisell Funeral Home, where services were held Monday at 10:00 AM with Rev. J. Thomas Steele officiating. Interment followed in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the March of Dimes.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


FLORA CRALL

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
October 24, 1913

Flora Crall, wife of Frank Crall, died at their home in Glen Dale, W. Va., Friday afternoon. The deceased was about 40 years of age and is survived by her husband and three children, the youngest being only about three weeks of age. Arrangements have not been completed.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


Cresap Rites occur Friday
Veteran Riverman will be laid to rest beside fathers

EUGENE HILDRETH CRESAP, veteran riverman and lifelong resident of Marshall County, who died Tuesday night [November 16, 1926] in the Glendale Hospital, following an extended illness, will be buried in the family plot in Mount Rose Cemetery beside his ancestors.

Mr. Cresap was the fourth descendant of Michael Cresap, who fought for the nation's freedom from Britain during the Revolutionary War under General George Washington.

The services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the late home, 305 Seventh street, with Rev. E. Nelson MaConomy of Trinity Episcopal church in charge. The body will be taken to the home today from the Grisell funeral home.

Prior to engaging in business along the river with his son, Joseph Cresap, the late Mr. Cresap was a farmer.

He was born in what is known as the Cecil homestead on Water street, Moundsville, December 3, 1847, the son of Richard K. and Emily Virginia Cresap. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Emily Virginia Stotler of Wilkinsburg, PA; two sons, Richard T. of Wheeling, and Joseph A. of Moundsville, and two sisters, Mrs. J. H. Beam of Moundsville and Miss Sallie Cresap, at home.

Submitted by Karen Cresap.


Mrs. JOSEPHINE CRESAP, 83, Dies; Hold Rites Friday

Mrs. Josephine Cresap, wife of Eugene H. Cresap, died at her home at 305 Seventh Street, Wednesday evening at 5:45 o'clock, [February 14, 1940] following a brief illness. Mrs. Cresap was 83 years old Feb 7.

She resided all her life in Marshall county, along the Ohio, first at Wells Bottom, where she was born, and then on Seventh Street, near Lockwood avenue, coming here near fifty years ago, in 1889 or 1900.

She was the daughter of Thompson Simms, and the last of a family of seven children. A brother, Captain Edward Simms, died last November and a sister, Mrs. Edith Peters, at Duncan Falls, Ohio, in December. The Simms family was engaged in the steamboat business.

Her husband, Eugene H. Cresap, was a farmer, owning a fine farm at Cresaps Bottom, until moving here. He was the contractor of the federal government in constructing the wing dam from the West Virginia shore to the north end of Fish Creek Island that diverted all of the water to the main channel, which is on the Ohio side of the island, during low water seasons to enable navigation to continue as long as possible. He died about ten years ago, after having devoted his declining years to work as a riverman.

Mrs. Cresap was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church.

Surviving are three children, Mrs. Emily Stotler of Wilkinsburg, PA, Richard T. Cresap of Wheeling, and Joseph A. Cresap, who lives at the old homestead, and two grandchildren, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cresap.

The body was removed this afternoon from the Grisell Funeral Home to the late home at 305 Seventh Street, where services will be held Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Rev R. W. Hibbert of Trinity church, will officiate and interment will be in Mt. Rose Cemetery.

Submitted by Karen Cresap.


Feb. 4, 1929

Miss SARAH SPRIGGS CRESAP Dies at Moundsville Home

Member of Pioneer Family Expires at Age of 77 Years

After a gallant fight against the ravages of influenza and pneumonia, Miss Sarah Spriggs Cresap passed away Sunday morning at 6:15 o'clock at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. H. Beam, where she had resided for many years.

Miss Cresap had been ill for about five weeks. She was in her 77th year, and was a member of one of Marshall county's pioneer families, being the daughter of the late Richard and Emily Cecil Cresap. She was born in the old Cresap homestead, which adjoins Cresap's grove, a few miles south of Moundsville. Her family dates back to the Revolutionary war.

She was a sister of the late W. D. Cresap, who died a few years ago in Texas, of the late Eugene Cresap, veteran riverman, who died here about two years ago, and the late Mrs. W. D. Alexander, of Moundsville. Miss Cresap is survived by one sister, Mrs. J. H. Beam, and ten nieces and nephews. She was commonly known as "Aunt Sally", and was beloved by a wide circle of friends.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian church, having affiliated with the Presbyterian faith when a young girl. The body was removed to the Grisell funeral home. Funeral services will be held in the Beam home, 314 Tomlinson Avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 2o'clock. Rev. John Muyskens, of the First Presbyterian church of Wheeling, and Dr. Donald M. Grant, of the First Presbyterian church of Moundsville will be in charge. Interment will be private in Mount Rose Cemetery Tuesday afternoon.

Submitted by Phyllis D. Slater.


RUSSELL WILLIAM CRISWELL

Criswell, Russell William, 87, formerly of Wheeling, WV, died July 17, 2002 in Ft. Myers, Fl. "Russ" was born in February 1915, the son of Jesse Russel and Lillian Crisswell. He lived with his wife Claire at 12756 Yacht Club Circle in Ft. Myers, Fl. 33919, Russ had moved to Florida in 1975 and had resided in melbourne before moving to Ft. Myer.

He leaves his daughters, Suzanne Keys of Ft. Myers and Dr. Janet Lorant of Chapel Hill, NC:son-in-law William Keys and Reginald Lorant; three grandchildren, Michael Keys of Lafayette, LA, Dr. Timothy Keys of Ft. Myers, and Christine Bernosky of Mt. Morris, PA; seven great grandchildren; his brother, Richard Criswell of Lexington, KY.

Note: Misspelling of name and also Ft. Meyer(s) is the way it is written in the newspaper.....P.S.

Submitted by Phyllis D. Slater.


Barney Crow died Monday

Barney O Crow of Glen Easton, died Monday afternoon in the Ohio Valley Medical Center.

He left 76 descendants.

He was born at Glen Easton, Jan. 11, 1893, son of William and Arizella Siburt Crow, and was a retired employee of Hope Natural Gas Co.

Surviving are his wife, Rena Blake Crow; three sons, Hoy W. Crow of Glen Easton, Homer F. Crow of Beech Bottom, and Bradley R. Crow of Morgantown; six daughters, Geneva Evans of Moundsville, Alice Burkhart of Beech City, Ohio, Nora Pyles of Moundsville, Imogene Blake of New Brighton, PA, Eileen Dobbs of Glen Easton, and Geraldine Buzzard of Cameron; two brothers, Oscar of Glen Easton and John Henry of Moundsville; two sisters, Leta Williams of McMechen and Bessie Gorby of Moundsville, thirty-three grandchildren, thirty-one great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren.

He was a member of the Salem Church of Christ.

Friends will be received at the Lutes Funeral Home this evening from 7-9 p.m., and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

"Moundsville Daily Echo" - Tuesday, 9 July 1974

*Note: Barney is my great grandfather. I remember him as the “lollipop man” He died when I was 3, but was trying to quit smoking and always had lollipops with him.

Submitted by Carla Quigley Stone.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, April 1, 2008

Bertha M Crow

CROW, Bertha M., 100 of Cameron, W.Va., formerly of Moundsville, W.Va., died Tuesday, April 1, 2008, in Cameron Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born March 30, 1908 in Marshall County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Charles W. and Louise Noble Clayton.

She was a retired employee from the former Marshall Community Hospital, Moundsville and Children’s Shelter; a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church, where she was a Ladies Aide; and she assisted with 4-H

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Eva Cecil and Rachel Ramsey Smith; four brothers, Albert, William, Herbert and Edward Clayton; and three nephews, Charles W. Clayton, Bob Clayton and John Clayton.

Survivors include a step brother, George Eimer of California; three nieces, Carol Evans of Cameron, Sarah (Abby) Woodburn of Massillon. Ohio, and Donna Clayton of Moundsville; great-nieces and great- nephews, Sonya (Dion) Strope, Barbara (Rick) Frye, Kevin Evans, all of Cameron, Keith (Sandy) Evans of Hanoverton, Ohio, Kathy (Bill) Egan of Massillon, Ohio, Nancy (Scott) Coss of Moundsville, and Julie (Frank) Hoyt of Powhatan, Ohio; several great-great nieces and nephews and great-great-great nephews.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. J. Thomas Steele officiating.

Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fairview United Methodist Church, Rt 250, Moundsville, WV 26041.


Published 2 Dec 1994 in the Alliance Review, Alliance, OH

PAULINE E. CROSS

Pauline E. Cross, 72, 2736 Applehill Ave., SE, Robertsville (OH), died at 1:31am Thursday at Aultman Hospital in Canton (OH) following a brief illness.

Mrs. Cross was born Oct. 1, 1922 in Cameron, WV to Jacob and Roxie Yoho Neely, and was retired from Mapleview Nursing Home where she was employed as a cook for 25 years.

She was a member of Robertsville Wesleyan Methodist Church. Her husband, John R., died Feb. 20, 1989.

Mrs. Cross is survived by a daughter, Judy Mason of Robertsville; a son, Gary of the home; three sisters, Reva McClintock of Moundsville, WV, Connie Neely of New Martinsville, WV, and Garnet Yeager of Dallas, TX; four brothers, Gerald Neely of Radcliff, KY, Kermit Neely of East Canton, OH, and Paul Neely and Ronnie Neely, both of New Martinsville, WV; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Cupp; a son, Kim; and a brother, Challen Neely.

Services wil be at 11am Saturday at Gotschall-Hutchinson Funeral Home in Minerva with the Rev. Harry Strait officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.

Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm today at the funeral home.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Tuesday, 5 SEP 1950

CHARLES B. CROW

Charles B Crow, 74, of Roberts Ridge, life long resident of Marshall county, founder and operator of Moundsville's first taxi service, according to his family, and for many years operator of a livery stable on Baker avenue near Fourth street, died in the Glendale hospital this morning at 5:35 o'clock following a lengthy illness.

Mr Crow was born in Marshall county on October 16, 1876, a son of the late Absolom and Sarah Magers Crow and spent his entire life in the local community.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs Ethel B Crow; a daughter, Mrs F L Blake of Beech Bottom, three stepchildren, Robert L Clark of Beech Bottom; Gilbert Clark of Roberts Ridge and Mrs Leslie D Howeath of Waynesburg Pike; two brothers, J N of Middle Grave Creek and Chris of Moundsville; two sisters, Mrs Meta Ruckman of Moundsville and Mrs Dessie O'Conner of Peoria, IL; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, nine step grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at the Grisell funeral home in Moundsville Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev C H Langdon of the Moundsville circuit and Rev E P Schaich, pastor of First Christian church here, in charge. Interment will be in Beelers Station cemetery.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


D. MADGE CROW

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W.Va.
January 7, 1936

D. Madge Crow, daughter of the late Peter Crow, passed away January 6, 1936, at the home of her sister, Mr. J. W. Stewart of Hundred, West Virginia. She was 63 years old and is survived by four brothers: G. S. Crow of Missouri; C. E. and M. B. Crow of Hundred; and E. C. Crow of Columbus, Ohio; and three sisters, Melissa Crow and Mrs. S. M. Harris of Columbus; and Mrs. Stewart of Hundred. She was a member of the Moundsville Baptist Church. Burial was in the Fork Ridge Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


DONALD E. CROW

Donald E. Crow, 66, of Rd 5, Moundsville, died Friday, December 24, 1999, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 5, 1933, the son of the late Elmer Crow and Fern Minor Cook. He was a retired electrician from the former Triangle Conduit Company. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict where he served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. He was a member of the First Christian Church, the Knights of Pythias, and a member of the Bass Masters Fishing Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ronald Crow; and a sister, Betty Lee Dardinger.

Surviving are his wife, (Dora) Mae Anderson Crow; one son, David E. Crow; and a daughter, Dianne Gellner, both of Moundsville; two brothers, Raymond Cook of Proctor and James Cook of Moundsville; two grandsons, Adam and Bryce Gellner of Moundsville.

The family will receive friends Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell's Funeral Home, where services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, Corner of Third and Grant Avenues, Moundsville, WV 26041.

Submitted by Linda Cunningham Fluharty.


Moundsville (W.VA.) Echo, FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 1921

GEORGE CROW, OLDEST MAN IN STATE, DEAD

George Crow, the oldest man in the state of West Virginia with 108 milestones behind him, died Wednesday at his home on Denver Hill between Board Tree and Littleton. He was born on Big Wheeling Creek, July 28, 1813 and spent his boyhood and early manhood days there with his father who was one of the pioneer settlers to this district. He distinctly recalled itinerant bands of Indians moving westward over the trails leading from the West Virginia mountains to the Ohio river. There was little necessity in his young days to slaughter any of the farm stock, as deer abounded right on the outskirts of the farm, and from this resource the larder was kept constantly supplied.

When the Civil war broke out, Mr. Crow who had then removed to Denver Hill, was too old to enlist and remained with his mother on the farm. He had been there ever since.

Death came to the centenarian as the result of pneumonia. The old man was in possession of all his faculties, had splendid sight and hearing. He was a robust man and just before Christmas took a walk from the farm to the town of Denver two miles distant before breakfast. When the weather was good, he frequently made this trip.

Mr. Crow never smoked nor chewed, but he was fond of liquor and while he never indulged in the stimulant to any excess, used it liberally whether it was made on the farm or brought in by acquaintances.

He came of a long-lived family. His mother died at the age of 101 years. His wife with whom he celebrated a diamond wedding, passed away in 1910, aged 96 years. Relatives believe he might have survived the attack of pneumonia which terminated his long life had he not been careless about his condition. He took ill last Saturday and remainded in bed two days. On Monday he got up and walked about his yard scantily clad. It is thought he aggravated his condition and made the attack fatal.

He is survived by one son Barney Crow, aged 72 with whom he lived, and a daughter Kate Oliver who is 63 years old. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon. During some of his reminiscenses of his younger days on Wheeling creek, Mr. Crow told of riding into Wheeling on horseback and trading in grain and other farm products for tools an other necessities required on a farm. Wheeling was little more than a wilderness below the creek at that time while Market and Main street were rows of trees. There was a horse ferry at the foot of what is now Wheeling wharf.

He was 12 years old when John Quincy Adams was elected president of the United States and recalled the tempestuous campaigns which took Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Filmore and Pierce to Washington. His folks did not learn of the assassination of Pres. Lincoln till three weeks after it occurred. He saw the first B. & O. railroad train which ran through Littleton and it was also the first time he ever saw steam cars.

Submitted by Marguerite Howard.


HALCIE CROW

Crow, Halcie, 88, of Highland Ave., Moundsville, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale. She was retired from the former U.S. Stamping works and was a Protestant. She was preceded in death by her parents, John F. and Melvina VanScyoc; six brothers, Charles, Arch, Pat, Frank, Elmer and Harley; and three sisters, Ollie McNinch, Mary and Elsie Crow. Surviving are several nephews and great nephews and nieces and great-nieces. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9pm. Sunday at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, and from noon until services at 1 pm Monday. Interment in Valley Brook Memorial Park, Moundsville.

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


HOLLIS DAKAN CROW

Wheeling News Register
On Friday, July 9, 1999
Hollis E. Dakan Crow, in her 87 year.
She was a retired teacher from Marshall County Schools and a member of Limestone Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Crow was a member of the Marshall County Homemakers. She was preceded in death by her husband, William D. Crow in 1993, her parents, Roscoe and Elizabeth Martin Daken; four sisters, Surviving are a son, Barry D. of Wheeling; a daughter, Diane Menard of Benwood; three grandchildren, Brian Crow of Fairfax, Va., and Beth Garrett of Wheeling, Matt Menard of Moundsville; three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Friends received noon to 3pm and 7-9 pm today at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave. Moundsville, where services will be held at 11am.Monday, with the Rev. Terry Stoops officiating. Interment in Limestone Cemetery, Limestone.

Memorial contributions may be made to Limesone Presbyterian Church.

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


Moundsville Daily Echo - Tuesday January 13, 1998

HOY CROW

Died Sunday

Hoy W. Crow, 82, of RD 1. Glen Easton, died Sunday, January 11, 1998, at Wheeling Medical Park.

He was born December 24, 1916, in Marshall County, son of the late Barney and Rena Blake Crow. He was a retired employee of the former Triangle Conduit and a retired farmer. He was a World War II veteran, US Army, and a Protestant by faith.

Preceded in death by a brother, Homer; three sisters, Geneva Evans, Nora Pyles, and Imogene Blake.

Surviving are his wife, Gladys V. Blake Crow; a son, Glenn of Greenfield Ridge (Cameron); two daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Maxine) Quigley of GlenDale and Connie Heckle of Florida; a brother, Bradley of Morgantown; three sisters, Alice Burkhart of Ohio, Eileen Dobbs of Moundsville, and Geraldine Buzzard of Adaline; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes and Kirby Vance Chapel Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm where services will be help Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Frank Crow officiating. Interment in Greenview Cemetery, Roberts Ridge.

Submitted by Carla Quigley Stone.


Isaac Crow dead

Isaac Crow died at his home in Glen Easton on Monday, March 12. He was eighty years of age. He was a member of the G.A.R. and enlisted in Co. L 4th regiment of West Virginia.

The funeral will be held from the home on Wednesday the 14th at 1 p.m. The remains will be laid to rest in the Salem cemetery on Bowman Ridge.

"Moundsville Daily Echo" - Monday, 12 March 1923

*Note: Isaac is the son of Phillip and Jane Blake Crow . His wife is Mary E Lancaster Crow. He is my great great great grandfather.

Submitted by Carla Quigley Stone.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Saturday, 28 SEP 1963

JOHN WESLEY CROW

John Wesley Crow of Moundsville RD 3, died at Reynolds Memorial hospital Friday evening shortly after being admitted. He was born in North Dakota, May 29, 1892, the son of Walker and Georgianna Wetzel Crow. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War I. He was a member of American Legion Post No 3.

Surviving are his wife, Jennie, three sons; Dewey Edward at home, Elmer Wayne at home and Donald of Moundsville; three daughters, Mrs Florence Shaffer of Canton, Mrs Frances Cain of Middle Grave Creek and Mrs Margaret Bungard of Pleasant Valley; four sisters, Mrs Agnes Garrison of Pittsburgh, Mrs Earl West of Bonita Springs, FL, Mrs Aima Halpeny of Canton, and Mrs Cecil Lilley of Sherrard; fourteen grandchildren.

Friends may call at Lutes funeral home on Second street. Services will be held Monday at eleven o'clock with Rev Ray Williams of Pleasant Valley Methodist church, officiating. Burial will follow in Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens.

The American Legion will hold military services at the gravesite.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


MARY CROW

Mrs. Crow’s Death
The oldest resident in this section passes away
Eureka IL, 9 May 1901

Mrs. Mary Crow died at her home in the north part of the city Tuesday morning 9 o’clock, in her 94 year of her age, of old age. The deceased was born in Marshall County WV. In 1807, and came here with her family in 1854. The family lived on their farm near Mt. Zion until the fall of 1884, when she moved to this city, where her death occurred. She would have been 94 years of age on the 22 of June next.

She was married in WV in 1828. She united with the Christian Church at Mt. Zion in 1856, and had retained her membership in that congregation until her death. Two of her children are dead. Those that are living are Mrs. Susan Woolsley, of Purcell Indian Territory; John Crow, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma; Peter and William of Wichita, KA. Mrs. Nancy Close of Secor; Mrs. Lydia Tomb and Miss Mary Crow of Eureka.

The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. N.S. Haynes conducting the services. She was a good old lady who had lived a full and valuable life.

Note: Mary Crow was the d/o William and Agnes ? Cunningham. Her husband William Crow was the s/o Peter and Susanna Earlewine Crow.

Fom an Eureka Illinois paper.

(Submitted by Blaine Standiford)


Mrs. Mary E. Crow Dies at Glen Easton

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Crow, widow of the late Isaac Crow, quietly passed away in her home at Glen Easton, Thursday, October 18th at 11 o’clock a.m.

Eight children survive to mourn the loss of a loving mother. They are Mrs. J.S. Utter of Moundsville; Mrs. J.W. West of Glen Easton; Mrs. J.W. Blake of Glen Easton; Mrs. E. J. Bassett of Taylor’s Ridge; Mrs. J.S. Richmond of Lynn Camp; D.E. Crow of Moundsville; J.S. Crow of Kittanning, Pa. and Mrs. Hallie B. Rush of Glen Easton.

Four children preceded her in death a number of years ago. One brother and one sister also survive her. They are David Lancaster of Glen Easton and Mrs. Wm. Clark of Wheeling.

Funeral from the home at 10 o’clock a.m. Sunday and services will be conducted at Salem church on Bowman Ridge, in charge of Evangelist C.A. Gray of the Church of Christ of which she has been a devoted member for a number of years. Interment will be made in the churchyard cemetery.

"Moundsville Daily Echo" - Friday, 19 October 1928

*Note: Mary is the daughter of Henry and Rebecca Burge Lancaster. She is my great great great grandmother.

Submitted by Carla Quigley Stone.


Moundsville Echo , Monday, December 14, 1931

MRS. MARY TERRELL CROW DIES; RITES TO OCCUR TUESDAY

Mrs. Mary (Terrell) Crow, wife of the late J. W. Crow, died at her home on First street, Saturday night at 10:30 o'clock. Mrs. Crow was 63 years old, being a life long resident of this county. Before moving to Moundsville 15 years ago, she with her family resided at their farm on Blairs ridge. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.

The following relatives survive: five daughters, Misses Hilley and Dorothy Crow, at home; Mrs. Charles Founds of Clarkesburg; Mrs. John Martin of Wolf Run; Mrs. G.W. Caldwell of Fairview; four sons, Denton Crow of Blairs ridge; Paul Crow of Fork ridge and Cecil and Clarence at home; and ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren; six brothers J.W., James, Frank and Charles Terrell of Moundsville; D.E. Terrell of Limestone and David Terrell of Beech Bottom; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Gauther and Mrs. John Kenney of Columbus and Mrs. J. W. Hopkins of Richwood.

The body was taken to the Lutes mortuary and was removed to the late home Sunday evening, where short services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The funeral party will go to Blairs ridge M.E. church where services will be held at 2:30 o'clock in charge of Dr. B. E. Ressegger, pastor of Calvary M.E. church.

Submitted by Terry Terrill.


Friday, January 6, 1899

NELLIE MARINDA CROW

Mrs. John Crow - On Wednesday, December 14, Miss Nellie Marinda, a highly esteemed young lady, became the happy bride of John Crow, at Sherrard, W.Va., on Tuesday, morning the 3rd, she lay at death's embrace, a sorrowful end to a honeymoon promising a happy wedded life. They came to this place on a visit to M.C. Crow, of near town. Mrs. Jacob Miller, near Dunsfort, and other relative, and it was Mrs. Miller's home her death occurred, from typhoid-pneumonia, after an illness of 10 days, aged about 22 years. The funeral took place on Thursday. Interment at Sherrard. She was a faithful member of the M.E. Church there and a teacher in the Sunday School. Mr. Crow's many friends sympathize with him deeply in his sudden affliction.

Submitted by ?.


ROGER DALE CROW

Crow, Roger Dale, 61, of Glen Easton, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale.

He was a retired employee of Island Mould Co., Wheeling, and a Protestant.

He is survived by his wife, Melvia J. Rine Crow; three sons, Kevin Martin Crow, Arthur Dale Crow and Melvin Clifford Crow, all of Moundsville; a daughter Janelle Janette Crow of Glen Easton, two brothers, Aldean Crow and Norman Crow, both of Moundsville; two sisters, Laura Mae Hartley of Moundsville and Sandra Wright of Morgantown; a grandchild.

Friends received 5-9 pm Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, where services will be held at 11:30 am Thursday with Rev. Glenn Baker Jr. officiating. Interment in Limestone Cemetery.

Submitted by Phyllis Slater.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Saturday, June 11, 1904

MISS SOPHIA CROW DEAD

Miss Sophia Crow, aged forty years, daughter of William R. Crow died at her home at Pleasant Valley yesterday. Miss Crow has been suffering with spinal trouble for some time and only a few months ago her suffering was so terrible that it caused her to be temporarily insane and during this period she attempted suicide by cutting her throat with a case knife. It was the spinal disease that finally caused her death. The funeral will be held tomorrow at fairview church at ten o'clock.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


THOMAS WOODYARD CROW

Source: Newspaper clipping; no newspaper name; no date.

Thomas Woodyard Crow, age 88, a life resident of Marshall County, W. Va., and a retired farmer, died at his home at Captina on February 17, 1952. He was a member of the Taylor’s Ridge Methodist Church. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Kelley; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. His wife, Henrietta Yoho, died April 2, 1934. Burial will be in Northview Cemetery in New Martinsville, W. Va.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


News-Register – Wheeling, WV December 10, 2003

Crow, Walter R., 87, of Berlin Center, Ohio, formerly of Marshall County, W.Va., died Dec. 6, 2003 in Youngstown, Ohio after an automobile accident six weeks ago.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Campbell Crow; three sons, James Crow, Harold Crow and Gerald Crow; a daughter, Nancy Wilson; and three sisters, Alta Lusk and Beryl Mason, both of Moundsville and Jean Bishop of Lakeland, Fla.

Funeral arrangements by Sharer, Sterling Funeral Home of Alliance, Ohio. Visitation Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and service at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Monday, 23 JAN 1967

NORA DELL POLAND CUMPSTON

Mrs Nora Dell Poland Cumpston, 89, RD 3, Cameron, died at 4:30 pm Saturday at Moundsville General Hospital.

Born Jun 1, 1877, Greene County, PA, she was the daughter of William and Louisa Nuss Poland. She was a member of the Sugar Grove Union Church.

Her husband, John F Cumpston, preceded her in death in 1937.

Surviving are three sons, William H and Frank, both of Cameron and Glenn, of Burton, WV; four daughters, Mrs Blanche Parsons of Bristoria, PA, and Mrs Nellie Gittings of Moundsville, Mrs Fern Taylor of Wheeling and Mrs Mayme Leichter of Youngstown, Ohio, and one brother, Herbert Poland of Holbrook, PA; thirty-three grandchldren, seventy-two great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Charles E Anderson funeral home, Cameron, where services will be held Tuesday at 2 pm, with Evangelist C W Rock officiating. Burial will be in Highland cemetery, Cameron.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


CUNNINGHAM, ALICE BIRTA BEEVER, 88, formerly of Boggs Run Rd. Benwood, died Sunday Aug. 29, 1999, in Crestview Health Care Center St. Clairsville. She was a home maker and a member of St. Mathew's Lutheran Church, Benwood. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman G., her parents, John and Carrie Kalbitzer Beever; two sons, Donald and Earl; a daughter, Jacqueline Sonnenwald; three brothers; and three sisters. Surviving are two sons, Melvin L. Cunningham of McMechen, Ronald C. of Baltimore, Maryland; a daughter, Marcella J. Sease of Wheeling; a brother, Fredric Beever of Wheeling; 19 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grand children. Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Tuesday at Kepner Funeral Home, 36 Jacobs St. Wheeling. Services held at 10 am. Wednesday. Interment in Mt. Zion. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mathews Lutheran Church, 620 Boggs Run Rd.

Submitted by Phyllis D. Slater.


Newspaper Unknown

JOHN W. CUNNINGHAM (d 7 Apr 1923 - age 78/5/23)

Mr. J. W. Cunningham passed away Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. after a short illness at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. H. McCuskey, 1207 Second street, with whom he made his home.

Mr. Cunningham was born at Limestone, this county, October 16th, 1844, being 78 years, five months and 22 days old. He was a prosperous farmer at Pleasant Valley until 12 years ago when he became a citizen of Moundsville.

He was united in marriage to Tabitha Shepherd, who preceded him in death 31 years ago. To this union were born 4 children, one died in infancy, C. B. Cunningham, of Newark, O.; Mrs. Frank Allen, of Hebron, O.; and Mrs. L. H. McCuskey, this city, and five grandchildren, who were at his bedside at the time of his death. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. R. S. Rulong, city.

Mr. Cunningham served in the Civil War, being a member of the 117th Va. Reg (correction: 17th (W) Va.) and was a member of the G. A. R. He was a life long member of the M. E. church.

The funeral services will be held Monday evening at 8:00 o'clock at the home of Dr. L. H. McCuskey, 1207 Second street. The remains will be taken to Pleasant Valley Tuesday morning where short services will be held at 11:00 o'clock.

Submitted by


"Wheeling Intelligencer" - May 9, 2000.

JOHN WILLIAM "JACK" CUNNINGHAM, JR.

Cunningham, John "Jack" William Jr., 76, of Roosevelt Ave., Boggs Run Road, Benwood, died Sunday, May 7, 2000 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale.(Died at home; pronounced dead at hospital.) He was a retired welder with Saturn Foundry, a Catholic, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Essie Smith Cunningham; his parents, John W. and Mary Pearl Cunningham Sr.; two sisters (Ruth Clarke & Helen McCormick). Surviving are a son, Sam (Samuel Joseph) and his wife Alma (Polsinelli) of Crestview, Fla.; three daughters, Linda Fluharty and her husband, Gene, of Baton Rouge, La., Lori Whitwam and her husband, Tom, of Elk River, Minn., and Lisa Lantrip and her husband, Darrell, of Pine Bluff, Ark.; a sister, Anna Mae Smith of Greeneville, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren; two (four) great-grandchildren. Friends received from 9 a.m. Wednesday until time of services at 10:30 a.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob Streets, Wheeling. Interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

CUNNINGHAM - On Sunday, May 7, 2000, John "Jack" William, Jr., in his 77th year.

He was a member of the American Legion, Benwood, the Croatian Club, Benwood, a 25-year member of the YMCA of Wheeling, and a 15 Runner with the Elby's 20K Distance Race.

Friends received from 9 a.m. Wednesday until time of services at 10:30 a.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob Streets, Wheeling, with the Rev. David Twedt officiating. Interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Tribute to Jack Cunningham, by Lori Cunningham Whitwam.

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.


LULA A CUNNINGHAM, 89, of 22 Walnut avenue, Moundsville died at Reynolds Memorial Hospital this morning (Monday). She was born March 17, 1886 on Pleasant Ridge, Marshall County, the daughter of John Wiley and Sarah McDowell Mason.

She was a member of the Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James E, in 1969.

Surviving are two sons, John F of Wellsville, OH and James E, Jr, of Canton, OH; six daughters, Mrs Glorice Blythe and Mrs William (Agnes) Dickey, both of New Martinsville, Mrs Michael (Ruth) Gaydosh of Wheeling, Mrs Francis (Thelma) Gouldsberry of RD 3, Moundsville, Mrs Annabel Weaver of Moundsville, Mrs Carl (Margaret) Rakoskie of Glendale; fourteen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

"Moundsville Daily Echo", 16 JUN 1975

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Wheeling News-Register"

LULA M. CUNNINGHAM, 96, of Cameron Health Care Center, formerly of Moundsville, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, in Cameron Health Care Center. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 pm today at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel 118 Grant Ave. Moundsville, where services will be held at 10am Wednesday, Interment in Blair's Ridge Cemetery, Moundsville.

Submitted by Phyllis D. Slater.


MACK McCLELLAN McCLAIN CUNNINGHAM

Mack McClellan McClain Cunningham, 92, of Cedar Ave., Moundsville, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at home. He was an employee at the former Moundsville Lumber Co., and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by a son, Ralph; his parents, Isaac and Laura Mickey Cunningham; four brothers; and three sisters. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy McGlumphy Cunningham; a daughter, Bobbi Cunningham Peterson and her husband, Michael of Jacksonville, Fla; a son, Jack Cunningham and his wife, Margaret of Moundsville; a brother, Warren Cunningham of Moundsville, a sister Jeanette Cain of Mozart; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. There will be no visitation. Memorial services will be held at 1 pm. Saturday at Anderson Funeral Home, 1109 Second St; Moundsville. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Submitted by Phyllis D. Slater.


MADGE SHAFFER CUNNINGHAM

Wheeling News-Register 7 Dec 1981

Madge Shaffer Cunningham, 82, of 24 Virginia Park Road, Wheeling, died Sunday [Dec 6. 1981] in Wheeling Hospital. She was a retired employee of Cook-Waite Laboratories, Wheeling and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Wheeling. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert F. Cunningham, in 1977. Surviving are three sons, Allen Smith of Mozart, Kenneth Smith of Clearwater, Fla., and Shaffer Smith of Whitesville, N.C.; two daughters, Joyce Martin of Cincinnati and Ruth Cunningham of Wheeling; a step-daughter, Regina Nolte of Charleston, W.Va.; a brother, Lonnie Shaffer of Fairmont; a sister, Essie Kelly of Fairmont; 22 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. Friends received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob Streets, Wheeling, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Cunningham Fluharty.


MATILDA CUNNINGHAM

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W.Va.
April 1, 1904

Matilda Cunningham died at her home at Limestone, West Virginia on February 13, 1904. She was buried in the Buchanan Hill Cemetery. She was 74 years old and was unmarried.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


MELVIN CUNNINGHAM, SR.

Melvin L. Cunningham Sr., 75, of McMechen, W.Va., died Friday, December 1, 2006.

He was a retired Mechanic with A.E.P. Mitchell Plant; a life member of the 482 U.W.V.A.; a member of the A.E.P. Veteran and Retirees Association; and was a Windsor Veteran and Retiree; a member of St. James Catholic Church Choir; and Eucharistic Minister for over 20 years. He was a 1949 graduate of Union H.S.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman G. and Alice B. (Beever) Cunningham; two brothers, Earl R. and Donald Cunningham; and two sisters, Marcella Sease and Jacqueline Sonnenwald.

Surviving are his wife, Angela M. (Greenwood) Cunningham; five sons, Melvin L. Cunningham, Jr. and his wife, Marcella, Charles Cunningham and his wife, Janet, Kenneth Cunningham and his wife, Stacey, Gerald Cunningham and his wife, Kathy, all of Wheeling, Tom Cunningham of McMechen; three daughters, Patricia Paith and her husband, Robert, of Jacobsburg, Ohio, Donna Belcher and her husband, James, of Carnegie, Pa., Christina Livingston and her husband, Dan, of Glen Dale, W.Va.; one brother, Ronald Cunningham and his wife, Janet, of Kaiser, W.Va.; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Friends received Sunday, Noon-3 and 6-8 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. James Catholic Church on Monday, December 4, 2006 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Hayden, S.J. as celebrant.

Interment in Halcyon Hills, Sherrard.

Memorial contributions to St. James Rosary Altar Society.


Obituary of NETTIE FLORENCE ATKINSON CUNNINGHAM

From Wheeling, WV newspaper after her death on November 2, 1944

Mrs. Cunningham Taken By Death

Mrs. Nettie F. Cunningham passed away at 10:50 o'clock Thursday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles McCardle of Boggs Run. She had been ill for the past three years.

Mrs. Cunningham was born in Washington County, Ohio, August 27, 1869, the daughter of George and Agnes Britton Atkinson. She had resided in Boggs Run and vicinity for the past 39 years and was a member of the Methodist church. Her husband, William G. Cunningham, died May 17, 1937 and since that time she had resided with her daughter.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. McCardle and Mrs. William Tappe, both of Boggs Run, and eight sons, Clyde Cunningham of Littleton, W.Va.; Elmer, Floyd, John, Herman, Elzie and Harold of Boggs Run; a brother, Clyde Atkinson of Newport, Ohio, 38 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

The body is at the South Side Kepner funeral home, pending completion of funeral arrangements.

Submitted by Linda Cunningham Fluharty.


Norvell Cunningham

CUNNINGHAM, Norvell C., “Bud,” 87, of Main Street, Cameron,Va., died Thursday, January 12, 2006 in Cameron Nursing and Rehab Center, Cameron.

He was born, August 11, 1918 in Marshall County, a son of the late Clyde and Hazel Ott Cunningham.

He was a carpenter by trade.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hester Hudson Cunningham; one brother, Bill; and one sister, Eileen Whitlatch.

Surviving are four sisters, Wilda Archiball, Moundsville, Betty Johnson, St. Marys, W.Va., Evelyn Emigh, Sardis, Ohio and Hilda (John) Donaldson, Fairview, W.Va.; one brother, Bob Cunningham, Wheeling, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews and greatnieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at Anderson Funeral Home, 1109 Second Street, Moundsville, from 11 a.m. until time of Services at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Paul K. Smith officiating.

Interment at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Norvel C. Cunningham Memorial Fund, c/o Anderson Funeral Home, 1109 Second Street, Moundsville, WV 26041.


Mrs. Olie Cunningham

[Source: Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, April 17, 1911]

Yesterday afternoon, from her late home near Sherrard, was held the funeral of the late Mrs. Olie Cunningham, whose death occurred on Friday evening. The services were in charge of the Rev. W. L. Stevens of Allen Grove cemetery. Until about three years ago the deceased was a resident of Greene county, Pa. She is survived by her husband and three children, Mary, Ruth and Leo Cunningham.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


CUNNINGHAM, Robert Carl “Bob,” 87, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Saturday, November 3, 2007, at his home.

Bob was born April 27, 1920 in Benwood, W.Va., a son of the late William Clyde and Hazel V. (Ott) Cunningham.

He was retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Steubenville Plant; and was a U.S. Army WWII veteran.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by three sisters, Eileen Whitlatch and Evelyn Emigh, and infant sister, Margie Cunningham; two brothers, Norville “Bud” Cunningham and William Leonard “Bill” Cunningham.

Bob is survived by his wife of 18 years, Patricia A. “Patty” Cunningham; a daughter, Barbara Ryder and her husband, Robert of Wheeling; two sons, Ralph Cunningham of Lexington, Ky. and Robert Cunningham of San Diego, Calif.; three sisters, Wilda Archbold of Wheeling, Hilda Donaldson and her husband, John, of Fairview, W.Va. and Betty Johnson of Middlebourne, W.Va.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his best friend, Puppy.

There will be no visitation. At Bob’s request, funeral services and interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the House of the Carpenter, 200 S. Front Street, Wheeling, WV 26003.

Arrangements are by McCoy-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 44 15th Street, Wheeling.


Obituary of WILLIAM GRANT CUNNINGHAM

From Wheeling, WV newspaper after his death on May 17, 1937

Former Truant Officer in Marshall County Succumbs Monday Evening

William Grant Cunningham, 71, former truant officer in Union district, Marshall County, and a retired millworker, died Monday evening at 7:10 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Tappe, Boggs Run Road, after a heart attack.

Mr. Cunningham was well known in the Union District where he had made his home for the past 32 years.

Born in Marion County, W.Va., a son of David and Rebecca Bollinger Cunningham, he had spent his early life there. For a number of years he was employed in the tube department, Benwood plant, Wheeling Steel Corporation. He retired a number of years ago and later was the Union District truant officer.

Mr. Cunningham was a member of the Methodist Church. He was affiliated with the Concord Lodge, No. 19, I.O.O.F.

Surviving are his wife, Nettie Atkinson Cunningham; two daughters, Mrs. William Tappe and Mrs. Cora McCardle, both of Boggs Run Road; eight sons, Elmer, John, Floyd, Herman and Harold, all of Boggs Run Road, James, of Wheeling, Elza, of Lynn Camp, W.Va., and Clyde Cunningham of Glen Easton, W.Va; 29 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The body was removed to the Tappe residence today from the Cooey-Bentz funeral home.

Services will be conducted at the residence Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. A. R. Bennett, pastor of Benwood M. E. church, will be in charge. Burial in Mount Olivet cemetery is to follow.

Submitted by Linda Cunningham Fluharty.


IRENE O. CURTIS

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W. Va.
Thursday, June 5, 1941

Irene O. Curtis, a native of Moundsville, W. Va., but for the greater portion of her life, a resident of New Martinsville, Wetzel County, W. Va., died at the Wetzel County Hospital on Sunday morning. Funeral services were held at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning from the Episcopal Church, the Rev. George Cliffe officiating, followed by burial in Mt. Rose Cemetery in Moundsville. The deceased was a daughter of the late George and Cynthia (Riggs) Curtis and her family at one time was particularly prominent in Moundsville, owning what was known as the Curtis Grove. They moved to Wetzel County when Miss Curtis was a child. For a number of years she engaged as a music teacher. She was a member of the Episcopal Church.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


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