McBee, William Porter
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Friday, April 06, 2001
Jackson Herald (1 Aug 1941)
William Porter McBee was born October 6, 1844, near Morgantown, a son of William Porter and Elizabeth McBee. On July 21, 1941, surrounded by his many sons and daughters and by kindly thought of countless friends, to whom he was somewhat a legend, having a adventurous as well as a useful life, the Last Mason County Civil War Veteran answered the final roll call at the age of 96 years, 9 months, and 15 days.
He enlisted at the beginning of the Civil War, served through many campaigns, like the battle of Lookout Mountain, he was with General Sherman in his march to the sea and was on hand when Lee surrender to Grant. He was mustered out at Wheeling in April 1865 with an honorable discharge. The aged Civil War vet, not so many months ago, told a graphic story of the Civil War engagements in which he took part and his account was published in the Herald and was recalled when news reached here of his death. The last Civil War Vet in Jackson County to die just a few months ago was E.C.McDonough.
He was married twice, first to Miss Aritha Corbin. Six children born to this union survive, sons James, John, Thomas, and Joseph McBee, all of Columbus, Ohio and Homer McBee of Flint, Michigan, and a daughter, Mrs. Harry McIniston, of Columbus, Ohio. On May 10,1883, he again united in marriage to Alice Gay Swiger. Surviving are his wife and the following children Dewey McBee of Circleville, Ohio Gerald McBee of Letart, Mrs. Wirt Hurst of Clarksburg, Mrs. Clarence E. Sayre of Mt. Alto, Mrs. Melvin Poling of Bellington, Mrs. Earl McCarty of Leon, Mrs. Homer Snyder of Millwood, Mrs. August Schwenck of Des Moines, Iowa, Mrs. Forest Gessel of Zanesville, Ohio and Mrs. Flint Carmichael of Belpre, Ohio. He was preceded in death by three children, Letitia Camp, Freda McBee and Edwin Lee McBee. He was also survived by a brother Leroy McBee and one sister Jane Thompson, of Philippi and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. The funeral service was held at his home Wednesday afternoon with Rev. R.T. Gettys in charge and burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery.
See, Mary Mercer Beattie
Okey L King
Sunday, April 1, 2001
Funeral Services were held Monday Morning at Smith Church for Mary Mercer Beattie See. Born July 3rd, 1865, the daughter if Moses and Margaret Wilson Beatty in Pittsburgh. Mrs. See passed away after a long illness April 5th, 1941. She was 75 years, 9 months, and 2 days old.
She was united in marriage with George See, son of William See Jr. And Margaret Sayre See, on April 23rd, 1885. There were nine children born to this union.
She was preceded in death by her husband, who died April 29, 1935, and five children: Emma, Lora, Alva, Carl, and Thomas N. See.
She is survived by four children: Mrs. Maggie Smith of Leon Rt. 1; Mrs. Lizzie Combs, of Dunbar; Mrs. Iva Durst, of Leon Rt. 1; Mrs. Icel Moore, of Mason City; 14 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; one brother, Andrew Beattie; two half-brothers, James and Adam McClure.
Mrs. See was laid to rest beside her husband in the New Section of Smith Church Cemetery.
George See is descended from the Zeh family who migrated from Germany and settled in Schohari, New York before 1710. He is the 2nd great grandson of Frederick Michael See who died in the Muddy Creek Massacre in Greenbrier County.
Wallace, Edwin Sterling
The Point Pleasant Daily Register, Point Pleasant, WV
July 11, 1941.
E.S. Wallace Dies At Mason
E.S. Wallace, 64, of Mason, father of Mrs. Lonnie Rayburn, City, died last night at 5:45 at his home from a lingering illness. Funeral Services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the late home with Rev. R. L. Clark of New Haven, officiating. Interment will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Mason by the Ewing Funeral Home of Pomeroy. The deceased was born in March 1877 in Kyger, Ohio. He was married on Dec.
15, 1897, to Freda Bletner, who survives, with the following children, three daughters--Mrs. Rayburn, Mrs. D. M.(Daniel M.) Wallace of California, Mrs. Elmer Brinker, of New Haven; one son Charles, and thirteen grandchildren. Two sons preceeded him in death. Mr. Wallace had a wide acquaintance throughout Mason county and followed the trade of brick layer. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen lodge.
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