Raike, Capt. Ralph
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, August 28, 1975
Pages 1 & 12
Capt. Ralph Rike(sic), 73 years of age, of 724 McCulloch Rd., Point Pleasant died at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Thursday.
He was born at Mt. Carbon, W.Va., Nov. 27, 1901, the son of the late Lydia Long Raike and Benjamin D Raike.
He is survived by his wife, Belle Durst Raike; one daughter, Mrs. Keith (Genevieve) Taylor of Ceredo, W.Va.; one son, Ralph W. Raike of Point Pleasant; three grandchildren, Kathryn, David and Andrew Raike and one brother, H. Kenneth Raike of Gallipolis, Ohio.
He was preceeded(sic) in death by a brother, Harry Raike of Greenup, Ky.
Capt. Raike was a 55 year veteran as a river captain and owner of tow boats operating on the Ohio, Kanawha, and Monongahela rivers. He recently retired as vice president of Ralph Raike, Inc., a towing firm operated by his son at Point Pleasant.
He was a member of the Propeller Club, Port of Huntington, and Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Riverman.
The body is at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, where friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and after 7 p.m. Friday.
Services will be conducted at the funeral home Saturday, August 20, at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Tally Hanna, of the Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Lone Oak Cemetery at Point Pleasant.
NOTE:Thursday, August 28, 1975
Yeager, Mrs. Harriett Quillen
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
October 18, 1975
Mrs. Harriett Quillen, who would have been 106 years old Tuesday died at 5:30 pm at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hazel Creel, at 210 South Street, Ripley.
Mrs. Yeager had been confined to her bed most of the time in recent years. One of the highlights each year was her annual birthday celebration.
Mrs. Yeager was born Oct. 20, 1869, to Alex Quillen and Eliza Capehart Quillen in New Haven. She was the youngest of 11 daughters.
She was a school teacher, ing earned a first grade certificate. She married a school teacher, Robert M Yeager. They were the parents of three children, George, now deceased, Roy, who died in infancy, and Hazel, who survives.
Mrs. Yeager joined the New Haven Methodist Church when she was 15 years of age and maintained her membership there. She had been a Ripley resident since 1948.
Survivors in addition to Mrs. Creel, are four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday in Ripley.
NOTE: I apologize for the above missing letters and probably the last part of this obituary. I typed it from a copy that cut off portions of the article. There is also a picture with the article but the copy is not good enough to scan.
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