Mason County Obituaries 1915


Carr, Maude
The State Gazette, Point Pleasant, WV
Volume XXXVIII, No 3
Thursday, August 12, 1915
Front Page
Former Point Pleasant Lady Died Suddenly at Fort Scott, Kansas, Aug. 5, 1915 - Remains Brought Here For Interment In Lone Oak Cemetary.
Died - At Fort Scott, Kansas, August 5th, 1915, Mrs. J. W. Carr, formerly Miss Maude Whaley, born at Pont Pleasant, W.Va., August 27th, 1872.
The death of Mrs. Carr was not only a shock to her relatives here, but also a sad blow to many friends and associates, who deeply sympathize with the immediate family. The remains of the deceased arrived here Monday evening, and funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, August 10th at 2 o'clock. Rev. Wm. Anderson of Trinity M.E. Church, officiating. Special funeral services were also held at Fort Scott, Kansas, on August 7th.
Mrs. Carr was a graduate of Point Pleasant High School, of the class of 1900. This class contained nine graduates, and Mrs. Carr is the first of that number to depart this life.
Mrs. Carr had been a faithful attendant at Sabbath School since her childhood days and was exceptionally faithful in connection with all church and benevolent interests. She decided for Christ and united with Trinity M. E. Church, under the pastorate of the Rev. S. J Miller, she was also a member of the choir and was deeply interested in all matters that pertained to the welfare of the Redeemer's kingdom and was loved and respected by all who knew her. The death of such a person as Mrs. Carr makes heaven richer, but earth poorer, and it can truthfully be said that her gain is our loss.
The floral offerings were beautiful and perfuse testifying to the high regard and esteem in which she was held. The High School Class of 1900 presented a sheaf of roses and the "Frisco" employees, a broken circle of lilies. Elaborate emblems were also sent from the B. P. O. E. of Gallipolis and Fort Scott; the K and P Lodges of Point Pleasant and Fort Scott; the B. of R. T., Trinity M. E. Church, and from many other orders, relatives and friends.
The choir was composed of former associates and classmates of the deceased. Among the selections rendered was a duet, "Sometime, Somewhere," especially requested by the friends of the deceased and sung by the Misses Howard and Steinbach.
Those attending the funeral services from a distance were her husband, J W Carr and two children, Katherine and Charles Fulton. Mr. and Mrs. E W Brown, her sister, and daughter, Louise; Mr. D E Edwards, representing the B. P. O. E., and his wife, representing L. A. to B. of R. T.; Mr. E L Wood, representing B of R T, Mr. S E Melton, her uncle, and his daughter, Miss Gladys, all of Fort Scott, Kansas; Mr. James Brown and Mrs. F J Leifhest, Pomeroy, O.; Mrs. J W Boyd of Sharon, Ohio; Mrs. Fred McGuffin, Mrs. Lyde Harris of Middleport, Ohio.
Mrs. Carr leaves a husband and two children and one sister, Mrs. Eva Brown with many relatives to mourn their loss.
The Gazette, with the many friends of the departed one, extends sympathy for the family.

Elliott, FNU (son)
The State Gazette, Point Pleasant, WV
Volume XXXVIII, No 3
Thursday, August 12, 1915

The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Elliott of the North End, died at their home Wednesday morning and was buried Thursday.

Gerlach, Alberto Curtis (Bert)
The State Gazette, Point Pleasant, WV
Volume XXXVIII, No 3
Thursday, August 12, 1915
Page 5

Alberto Curtis (Bert) Gerlach was born April 28, 1873, and departed this life July 30, 1915, being 42 years, 4 months and 2 days old. He was the son of John and Dorothy (Schraum) Gerlach who emigrated to America from Germany and France respectively in their early lives. About two weeks before his death while working in the harvest field he was overcome with heat which was followed by typhoid fever which was the cause of his death.
The subject of this sketch was born in Mason County and has lived here all his life. He was twice married, his first wife being Elizabeth Yauger and to this union two children were corn, one (Dollie: surviving) After the death of his first wife he was married to Emma J Thornton and to this union were born the following children Gladys Mabel, Esther, Nannie, Alma and Willia all of which are living except Alma, who died about three years ago.
Besides the wife and above named children he leaves one sister Mrs. Margaret Ridinger, Youngstown, O., William Edgerton, Kans., John, Vinita, Okla., Verner, Marietta, O., and Geo W E A F H, and H A of this county. All of these were at home for the funeral except John and William.
Mr. Gerlach was a farmer by occupation and at the time of his death owned one of the best improved farms in his section of the county. He was prosperous and progressive. He was a man of influence in his community. He was a busy and hard-working man yet he always found time to aid his friends in time of need and his friends are all who knew him and he will be greatly missed in the community in which he lived.
The funeral was conducted at Mt. Hebron Church Sunday, August 1st, by Rev. A. S. Riffle, his life long friend, after which he was laid to rest in the cemetery at that place. The funeral congregation was the largest ever gathered together in this section which is some estimate of the high esteem in which he was held. - Contributed

Sharp, Sarah
The State Gazette, Point Pleasant, WV
Volume XXXVIII, No 3
Thursday, August 12, 1915

Mrs. Sarah Sharp, aged 79 years, one of Hannan district's most esteemable ladies, was called by death Monday, August 9, 1915, at her home near Ashton. The cause of her death being paralysis.
On December 25, 1853, at Ironton, Ohio, she was united in marriage to James Sharp, to which union seven children were born, six sons, Thomas, James, William, Edwin and John Sharp of Ashton and Charley Sharp of Cincinnati, O., and one daughter, Mrs. Jennie Sturgeon of Ashton, all of whom survive her.
Deceased, for the greater part of her life resided in Mason county, having spent sixty-three years here and was well and favorably known by a large number of people, all of whom she won and retained as friends by her kind manner and gentle disposition.
In her death Mason county has lost one of its very best aged citizens.
Funeral services were conducted from Moore's Chapel Church at Ashton, Thursday, August 12, 1915, at 10 o'clock am, Rev. Wood of Gallipolis officiating.

Sturgeon, Robert
The State Gazette, Point Pleasant, WV
Volume XXXVIII, No 3
Thursday, August 12, 1915
Page 4

Robert Sturgeon, a former resident of this county, now of Kansas, was struck by lightning at his home, and instantly killed. He was the son of William and Mary Sturgeon, and was united in marriage to Josephine Errett, of Clendenin district. Deceased was 35 years old at the time of his death, and leaves one brother and three sisters, besides a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss.

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