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Donated by: David Athey
Keyser - Bureau of the Evening Times, June 13, 1914
Was McNeill Ranger.
William N. Athey, who has been an invalid for several years, died at his home on Spring Street early yesterday morning. Deceased was in his eighty-sixth year, and was a veteran of the Confederate army, having been a member of McNeill's Rangers during the Civil War. He is survived by several sons, two of whom, William H. and George Athey, reside in Keyser. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at the Athey home, services being conducted by Rev. M. H. Keen and interment in Queens Point.

Donated by: Judi Talbot & Joan Golden
Mrs. W. H. Barger Dies This Morning After Long Illness
Mrs. Nellie Pencelia Rine Barger, 76, widow of the late W. H. Barger, founder of the News-Tribune, died shortly after 6 a.m. today in Potomac Valley Hospital after an illness of several years.
While she had been an invalid for more than nine years, her health remained remarkably good until she started failing only a few days ago.
A prominent local and state club woman and active church worker [the column is cut here] in many organizations.
She was a member and former president of McNeill Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was also a former State Treasurer of the UDC and after her illness she was made Honorary State President, the only person in West Virginia to ever be so honored. Mrs. Barger was also a member of Potomac Valley Chapter, N.S. Daughters of the American Revolution. She helped found and was a former president of the Woman's Club of Keyser. An active member of Grace Methodist Church, she was instrumental in organizing the Women's Society for Christian Service, and was a member of the December Division of that organization.|
She was born Aug. 5, 1881 in Keyser, the daughter of the late John Joseph and Sarah Elizabeth Crawford Rine. Her father was a member of Co. F of the Seventh Virginia Cavalry during the War Between the States, which led her to become active in the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Her husband died on March 21, 1952.
She is survived by three children, John W. Barger and George E. Barger, Keyser, and Mrs. Betty Dakan, Bridgeport. A sister, Mrs. Richard S. Wilkinson, [deleted in ink by hand] Colo., and six grandchildren also survive.
A funeral service will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Grace Methodist Church with the pastor, Rev. S. A. F. Wagner, officiating. Interment will be in Queens Point Cemetery. The body is at the Markwood Funeral Home, S. Mineral St.

Donated by Kim Durst
KEYSER, W. Va. - Debra E. (McCarty) Broadwater, 28, of Mill Meadow Trailer Court, Limestone Road, Keyser, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1992 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.
Friends will be received at the Rotruck Funeral Home on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Donated by: Carole Haywood
Mrs. Sarah A. Daugherty, Dead
Mrs. Sarah A. Daugherty, aged 75 years, died suddenly Friday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William R. Dayton, Westernport Hill. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Haywood, Cromwell Street, Luke. Rev. Harry C. Marsh, pastor of St. John's Methodist Episcopal Church, officiated. Interment was in Philos Cemetery, Westernport. She is survived by six children, Mrs. J.T. Shrout, Franklin, MD.; Mrs. William Dayton, Westernport; Mrs. T.J. Haywood, Luke; John Troy, Robertsdale, Pa.; M.B.Troy, Huntington, W.Va.;and Charles Troy of Confluence, Pa.; one brother, David Stephen of Colorado and one sister, Mrs. Anna Mansbarger, Three Springs, Pa.
Sarah died in the summer of 1924.

Donated by: Charles W. Harvey
Mr. Elisha Dixon, of White Oak, Passes Away at the Age of 83
Mr. Elisha Dixon, one of the earliest settlers of McLean county, died Friday morning at 9:30 at his home in White Oak township. His death was caused by old age, assisted by injuries received two weeks ago in a fall. Mr. Dixon was born June 14, 1809, near Romney, Hampshire county, Va. He moved with his father to Ohio in 1815, and resided there until he grew to manhood. In 1828 he left Ohio and came to Dry Grove township, McLean county. In December, 1829 he married Miss Mary Brown, a native of Tennessee. During the fall of the deep snow Mr. Dixon's stacks of grain were burned and he was compelled to winter his stock on bran and turnips. At the commencement of the Black Hawk war Mr. Dixon enlisted at Pekin under Capt. McClure. He served during the entire war and was a brave and efficient soldier. He was discharged at Ottawa at the close of the war and returned home. He soon moved to White Oak township however and engaged in farming. He afterward sold this farm and purchased 120 acres where he resided at the time of his death. Mr. Dixon was the father of five children by his first wife, who died in 1866. He afterward married Mrs. Lawrence, the widow of Mr. O. B. Lawrence formerly of this city. Of this union six children were born. Mrs. Dixon still survives him, although her six children and those by his first wife are all dead. Mr. Dixon was related to Mr. Jeremiah Dixon, who with Mason, made the survey known as Mason and Dixon's line. Mr. Dixon was a life-long democrat. He was one of the pioneer of Methodism and an honored member of the White Oak M. E. church.
The deceased was always a prominent figure at the meetings of the old settlers and will be missed from their gatherings. He always took great interest in the association, being a very entertaining narrator of incidents in pioneer life. The funeral service were held yesterday afternoon from the White Oak Methodist Church, Rev. B. W. Baker conducting the services.Source: His obituary, The Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois, dated September 26, 1892.
( Elisha Dixon was a son of John Dixon and Drusilla Harvey of Hampshire Co., VA now Mineral Co., WV and later White Oak Twp., McLean County, IL, nd a nephew of Old Josie Dixon and Keziah Ward of Elk Garden, WV.) ( CWH )
( Linda Pitcock )

Donated by Kim Durst
ELK GARDEN - Mrs. Anna Maude Dunithan, 77, died yesterday at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, where she had been a patient one week. A native of Grant County, she was a daughter of the late Harrison and Nancy K. (Iman) Stonebraker.
Surviving are her husband, Milford M. Dunithan; two sons, Melvin and Lawrence Dunithan, here; four daughters, Mrs. Virginia Dawson, Miss Ruby Dunitahn, here; Miss Rosa Lee Dunithan, at home, and Mrs. Mac Benson, Bayard; a brother, George Stonebraker, Kitzmiller; three sister, Mrs. Rose Pownell, Fairmont; Mrs. Clara Liller, here, and Mrs. Hester Stalnaker, Baltimore; 20 grandchildren and 26 - great-grandchildren.
The body is at the Sharpless Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 until 10 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 10 p.m.
A service will be conducted at the Nethken Hill United Methodist church Thursday at 3 p.m. Rev. J.J. Johnson, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Kalbaugh Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.

Donated by: Martha Grenzeback
The Cumberland Alleganian, June 16, 1910, p. 2 An Aged Man Dead. Mr. John Edwards died on Wednesday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Montgomery, of Frostburg, after a long illness, aged about 82
years. For many years Mr. Edwards has resided here and was one of Keyser's oldest and most respected citizens. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Greuzenbach [sic], of Westernport, and Mrs. Montgomery, of this place, one brother in Iowa and two sisters. The funeral services were held at his late home early Friday afternoon, conducted by his pastor, Rev.
Havenner, of the First Methodist Church.

Donated by: Martha Grenzeback
Cumberland Evening Times, 26 April 1919--Keyser, W. Va., April 26: Mrs. Susan F. Edwards, aged 83, widow of John Edwards, died Friday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Montgomery. Mrs. Edwards was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church. With her husband she came here from Westernport in 1882. Mr Edwards was for a long time yardmaster for the B.&O. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Grenzabock [sic], Westernport, and Mrs. Henry Montgomery, with whom she made her home. Her husband died June 8, 1910.

Donated by: Kim Durst
Josiah Halterman, 83, of 213 Hughes Street, formerly of Scherr, died this morning at Hopemont State Hospital where he had been a patient for two days. Born in Pendleton County, he was a son of the late James and Arbelin (Simmons) Halterman; his wife, Mamie (Iman) Halterman, also preceded him in death.
Mr. Halterman, a retired farmer, had served for 40 years as a Justice of the Peace in Grant County and was a member of the Church of the Brethren. Surviving are one son, Vernon Halterman of Detroit; one sister, Mrs. Etta Boswell of Keyser; three brothers, Charles Halterman of Luke, Garland Halterman of Scherr, and Oscar Halterman of Lahmansville; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements, in charge of Rotruck Funeral Home, are incomplete.
NOTE: His wife, Mamie, is buried in the Lahmansville Cemetery in Grant County. I am assuming he is buried by her side.

Donated by: Carole Haywood

Date of death June 4, 1970.
Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda Haywood, 90, of 329 Maryland Avenue, Westernport, who died last Thursday at the Kyle Nursing Home, Lonaconing, were conducted Sunday at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, with the Reverend Summer Sawyers pastor, officiating.
Interment was in Philos Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Joseph, Noel, David and Richard Haywood and Harry Lee Brode.
Born in Broadtop, Pa., Mrs. Haywood was the wife of the late Thomas J. Haywood, and the daughter of the late William and Sarah Stephens Troy. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Charlotte Wagner circle and Bethlelhem Chapter 14, Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by four sons, Paul Haywood and Thomas J. Haywood, Jr., both of Luke, Holmes Haywood of here, Norman of Keyser; and one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Wolfe, of Luke; 19 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A PEACEFUL END Donated by: Charles W. Harvey
The Rev. William Junkins was born near Cross, Mineral county, May 25,1813 and died at his new home about four miles from Hartmonsville, on the road towards Mount Storm, on the morning of Thursday, April 5, of heart failure, induced, perhaps, by a little over-exertion in walking.
Two days before, he had removed from the house he has occupied for several years at Hartmonsville to the new place which he had recently purchased, and in which he was intending to reside with his son Arch and family. On Wednesday he walked several miles, but remarked to his daughter-in-law that he felt better than he had for some time. He repeated the remark to some members of the family. At the usual hour he held family worship with the family and retired to rest. About four o'clock his son heard him call and went to his bedside. He remarked that he thought himself dying, and his son immediately started to send some one for the doctor, but within thirty-five minutes the good old man breathed his last, dying as peacefully as a child goes to sleep.
In 1833 he was converted and jointed the Methodist Episcopal Church. The date of his first license was exhorted or local preacher is unknown, but it was not long subsequent to his accession to the church.
In 1834 he was married to Millie Harvey, by whom he had thirteen children, and who died in 1890. Of the children one son died at the age of 15 years, and one daughter at the age of 2; the remaining children, eight sons and three daughters, survive him. At the funeral service, which was conducted by the writer at the M. E. church at Hartmonsville, on Sunday morning. April 8, there were present a half-brother of the deceases, John J. Junkins, Esp., the eight sons and three daughter of Mr. Junkins, two sons-in-law, six daughters-in-law, 25 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, 34 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren were not present at the funeral. Had all his descendants in the direct line, i.e. children and grandchildren, with their husbands, wives and children, been present, the number would have considerably exceeded 150, and would have filled the little church. As it was, there was a large concourse of friends, some from considerable distances, present, and many who were not relatives were sincere mourners at the bier of the good man. Many of those who came up to view the remains turned away to wipe the tears from their eyes. For more than fifty years Bro.. Junkins has been local preaches in the M. E. church. He was preached in may small churches and school houses, never omitted to respond to the call of duty and never receiving or expecting any remuneration for his services. His services have also een greatly in request at funerals, and a great many couples have by him been united in marriage.
In 1894 he married Miss Ann Hilkey, who died in 1896. I have heard the remark from many of those who have known Bro. Junkins from their earliest recollection that he was one of the best and kindest of men. The universal testimony of those who had business relations with him was to the effect that he was strictly honest and upright preferring always to suffer wrong rather than to do it, even in appearance. He died as he had wished to die, having no long, lingering illness but being able to move about and take an intelligent interest in all the affairs of life to the last. In fact he continued to preach occasionally up to last December, sometimes walking two or three miles to an appointment even at that time. "His record is on high." Of him may it well be said, "Mark the prefect man and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace." (by J. O. Thompson) (newspaper clipping from Lee Anne Lawler)

Donated by Charles W. Harvey
Eliza Harvey White
Keswick News, dated April 23, 1891
Died April 15, 1891, at her daughter's Mrs. Walker, in Keswick, Iowa,
Mrs. Eliza White, aged 74 years and 18 days. Mrs. White was born in New Hampshire county, Virginia, March 28th, 1817; her maiden name being Eliza Harvey. In 1835 she was married to Henry White, who died in 1857. Ten children were born to them of which 3 still survive their parents. Mrs. Jas. Walker, Mrs. Johnson and William White, all of Keswick. In1852, she with her husband moved to Keokuk county, where she has ever since made her home. She united with the M. E. church at the age of 17 years and has ever since lived a true and devoted christian life. She was a helpless invalid for about three years before her death, and during all that trying time was a patient and constantly trusting in Him who doeth all things well. Funeral Services conducted by Rev. Martis at the church April 16, 1891. Remains were laid away in the Griscel cemetery south of Keswick. The children and friends have the sympathy of many friends in their day bereavement. (from Barbara Rowell)
Note- New Hampshire Co., VA should be HAMSPHIRE CO., VA now Mineral Co., WV. Eliza Harvey was married to Henry White III. She was the daughter of Gazaway Harvey, Sr. and granddaughter of William Harvey, Jr. and Margaret Beall (Bell) of Emoryville, WV. ( Charles W. Harvey )