KEYSER TRIBUNE

JANUARY 1915


JAN 8

 

MRS E P HOFFMAN IS CALLED HOME

ANOTHER OLD MOTHER, IN ISRAEL CALLED TO HER REWARD; ANOTHER SAINT GONE TO JOIN HER LOVED ONE, A FAITHFUL SERVANT OF HIS MASTER, WHO PASSED ON BEFORE A FEW YEARS AGO.  LAST WED NIGHT, JAN 6, 1915, ABOUT 8 O’CLOCK, MRS ELIZABETH PERRY HOFFMAN, ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE LADIES THIS COMMUNITY HAS EVER KNOWN, DIED AT THE HOFFMAN HOSPITAL, WHERE SHE HAD BEEN TAKEN A FEW DAYS AGO.

THE HISTORY OF THE LIFE OF THIS GOOD OLD LADY IS ONE OF RARE INTEREST.

SHE HAD LIVED IN THIS TOWN FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, AND TRULY, “THOSE WHO KNEW HER BEST LOVED HER MOST” AND THOSE AMONG WHOM SHE HAS LIVED ALL THESE YEARS SPEAK OF HER ONLY IN PRAISE.  FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, SHE LIVED ALONE ON ARMSTRONG ST, AND A FEW WEEKS AGO, SHE SUFFERED A STROKE OF PARALYSIS AND WAS TAKEN TO THE HOFFMAN HOSPITAL.  SHE WAS IMPROVED RAPIDLY AND WAS TAKEN TO HER HOME AGAIN, BUT IN A FEW DAYS SHE SUFFERED A RELAPSE AND WAS AGAIN TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL, WHERE THE END SOON CAME.

MRS HOFFMAN WAS ORIGINALLY FRO NEW LONDON, CONN.  ABOUT THE YEAR 1850, SHE CAME TO FROSTBURG MD, TO VISIT HER BROTHER, E K HUNTLEY, WHERE SHE MET REV HENRY HOFFMAN, A MINISTER OF THE SOUTHERN METH CHURCH, AND TO WHOM SHE WAS MARRIED IN 1850, AND FOR 41 YEARS SHE WAS HIS CONSTANT COMPANION.  IN 1858, REV HENRY HOFFMAN WAS SENT TO WHAT WAS THEN KNOWN AS NEW CREEK CIRCUIT, AND THE HOUSE WHICH WAS USED AS A PARSONAGE WAS LOCATED ON THE SOUTH BANK OF NEW CREEK, JUST OPPOSITE THE RESIDENCE OF MR R A WELCH.  THE CHURCH WAS THEN LOCATED WHERE A BRICK HOUSE NOW STANDS, JUST ACROSS THE ROAD FROM MR R A WELCH’S RESIDENCE.  JUST PREVIOUS TO THE WAR, REV HOFFMAN WAS SENT OT ROCKINGHAM CIRCUIT.  DURING THE WAR THE FAMILY RESIDED IN HARRISONBURG VA.  IN THE YEAR 1866, THEY MOVED TO KEYSER, THEN KNOWN AS NEW CREEK, WHERE MRS HOFFMAN HAS SINCE RESIDED.  SHE CAN THEREFORE BE COUNTED AS ONE OF THE OLDEST RESIDENTS OF OUR CITY.  TO THE ABOVE MARRIAGE, FIVE CHILDREN WERE BORN VIZ: RICHARD HENRY, CHARS S, OLIN H, WILBUR H AND FLORENCE E, OF WHICH ONLY TWO SONS NOW SURVIVE HER, VIZ: DR C S OF KEYSER AND DR O H OF THOMAS WV. THERE ALSO SURVIVE HER 12 GRANDCHILDREN.  MRS HOFFMAN WAS IN HER 89TH YEAR.  SHE WAS FROM THE OLD CONN FAMILY OF HUNTLEYS AND WAS INTIMATELY RELATED TO SOME OF  THE MOST DISTINGUISHED PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY, BOTH OF NATIONAL AND LITERARY PROMINENCE.

THE FUNERAL WILL TAKE PLACE TODAY AT 2:00 AT HER LATE HOME.  INTERMENT WILL BE MADE IN QUEEN’S POINT CEMETERY.

 


MRS A L LILLER RETURNED LAST MON FROM A PLEASANT VISIT TO FRIENDS AT SPRINGFIELD.

 

ROBERT RICE, RETURNED YESTERDAY FROM A BUSINESS TRIP TO WOODSTOCK VA, AND WASHINGTON.

 

MRS P H KEYS, MRS J B JOHNSON AND MISS GLENDORA KEYS WERE VISITORS TO CUMBERLAND MON.

 

MRS H C GRUSENDORF RETURNED LAST NIGHT FROM A SHORT VISIT TO HER AUNT, MRS TINA TAYLOR AT ROMNEY.

 

DR AND MRS RICHARD GERSTELL RETURNED HOME WED NIGHT FROM A WEEK’S VISIT TO THEIR SON AT PHILADELPHIA.

 

MISS PAULINE GELWICKS RETURNED TO SCHOOL AT LUTHERVILLE MD, WED AFTER SPENDING THE HOLIDAYS AT HOME.

 

MRS BOYD LINTHICUM, WHO HAS BEEN LAID UP FOR SEVERAL MONTHS WITH A BROKEN LIMB, IS NOW ABLE TO GET ABOUT ON CRUTCHES.

 

MISS VIVIAN WRIGHT HAS GONE TO CHARLESTON, WHERE SHE HAS ACCEPTED A POSITION IN THE OFFICE OF THE DEPT OF AGRICULTURE.

 

MISSES HELEN GRABENSTEIN AND EUNITH MATLICK, WHO HAVE BEEN VISITING FRIENDS HERE, HAVE RETURNED TO THEIR HOME IN CUMBERLAND.

 

MISSES BLANCHE AND LOUISE WOOLF RETURNED TO SCHOOL, NEAR WASHINGTON WED AFTER HAVING SPENT THE HOLIDAYS AT HOME

 

A R AMTOWER, WHO SPENT THE HOLIDAYS AT CLAYSVILLE WITH HOME FOLKS, RETURNED TO HIS PLACE OF BUSINESS, AT PITTSBURG LAST SAT.

 

MRS B H SINCELL, SONS MAURICE AND DONALD, AND LITTLE DAUGHTER OF OAKLAND, WERE GUESTS MON NIGHT OF MR AND MRS JOHN T SINCELL.

 

JAMES WOODWORTH OF PITTSBURG, WHO SPENT THE HOLIDAYS WITH HIS GRANDPARENT, MR AND MRS JAMES ZELL OF BURLINGTON, HAS RETURNED HOME.

 

MR AND MRS E W MCGILL LEFT WED MORNING ON AT RIP TO JACKSONVILLE AND OTHER POINTS IN FLA, AND EXPECT TO BE GONE ABOUT A MONTH.

 

GEO B HARMAN, OF MAYSVILLE, WAS HERE WED ON HIS WAY TO CHARLESTON TO ATTEND THE LEGISLATURE, BEING THE REPRESENTATIVE FROM GRANT CO.

 

MRS LUCY KUYKENDALL AND DAUGHTER, MISS LUCY, WHO HAVE BEEN SPENDING SOME TIME WITH MRS CHARLES BLUE, NEAR SPRINGFIELD, HAVE RETURNED HOME.

 

JOHN FRANK RAVENSCRAFT, OF MCCOOLE, HAD AN OPERATION PERFORMED ON ONE OF HIS LEGS.

 

MR AND MRS GEORGE W BANE SPENT NEW YEARS DAY WITH RELATIVES AT WESTERNPORT.

 

DAVID A ARNOLD AND H C HOMAN WERE BUSINESS VISITORS TO CUMBERLAND TUES.

 

CARL SIEVER WAS IN CUMBERLAND TUES HAVING HIS ARM DRESSED. HE HAD TO HAVE IT RESET.

 

MISS HAZEL GREENWADE AND HER GUEST, MISS LANTS, OF AURORA, SPENT TUES IN CUMBERLAND.

 

MISS MARY MOORE LEFT TUES FOR FAIRMONT, TO RESUME HER STUDIES AT THE NORMAL SCHOOL.

 

ROBERT WALSH, WHO WAS HURT IN THE AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT SOME TIME AGO, IS SLOWLY IMPROVING.

 

MRS LULU WEST, WHO IS TEACHING NEAR PURGITSVILLE THIS WINTER, SPENT LAST SUN IN TOWN.

 

DR H C GRUSENDORF AND SON HENRY CLAY, SPENT TUES AT HUTTON WITH THE DOCTOR’S PARENTS.

 

JOSEPH SHOBE, WIFE AND DAUGHTER, SPENT A COUPLE OF DAYS LAST WEEK WITH RELATIVES AT PETERSBURG.

 

MISS BEULAH MCNEMAR LEFT ON NO 1 MON NIGHT FOR MANSFIELD OHIO, TO FILL SOME ENGAGEMENTS.

 

MISS MAY RICE OF BRUSINWICK, WHO SPENT THE HOLIDAYS HERE WITH HER AUNTS, RETURNED HOME LAST SUN.

 

MISS AMANDA STEVENSON, WHO MAKES HER HOME IN CUMBERLAND WITH HER SISTER, IS SPENDING THE WEEK HERE.

 

REV A N PERRYMAN, WILL PREACH AT THE WEST END SUN SCHOOL BUILDING NEXT SUN AT 3:30 PM

 

PROF J C SANDERS AND FAMILY RETURNED LAST SAT FROM MORGANTOWN, WHERE THEY SPENT THE HOLIDAYS.

 

MISS HAZEL LOHR OF SWANTON, RETURNED HOME TUES, AFTER SPENDING PART OF THE HOLIDAYS HERE WITH FRIENDS.

 

L A SUNNELBARGER AND FAMILY, WHO HAVE RESIDED HERE FOR SOME TIME, MOVED THIS WEEK TO GREENSBURG PA.

 

W C PIFER, WIFE AND TWO CHILDREN, RETURNED MON FROM A VISIT TO THE HOME OF HIS PARENTS NEAR STEPHEN’S CITY VA.

 

MRS CHARLES TWIGG OF ELKINS, STOPPED OFF HERE LAST SUN WITH HER BROTHER, ON HER WAY HOME FROM A SHORT VISIT TO CUMBERLAND.

 

MRS W P CLINE AND DAUGHTER, MISS DELLA OF WILMINGTON NC, ARRIVED LAST MON ON A VISIT TO MR AND MRS R G RICHARDSON.

 

MISS GLADYS LANTZ, OF AURORA, WHO SPENT A FEW DAYS HERE AS A GUEST OF MISS HAZEL GREENWADE, LEFT YESTERDAY FOR CLARKSBURG ON A VISIT TO FRIENDS.

 

MRS MILLER AND DAUGHTER, MISS MARGARET, OF CUMBERLAND, WHO SPENT A FEW DAYS LAST WEEK HERE WITH MRS H G FISHER HAVE RETURNED HOME.



JAN 15

DEATH OF MRS ROBINSON

FOLLOWING AN ILLNESS OF SEVERAL YEARS’ OF DURATION, MRS NANNIE FOREST ROBINSON, 52 YEARS OLD, DIED AT THE HOME OF THE MISSES WILLARD, 3 ALTAMONT TERRACE, AT 9 O’CLOCK FIR MORNING OF A COMPLICATION OF DISEASES. MRS ROBINSON HAD LIVED FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS ON THE PACIFIC COAST.

MRS ROBINSON WAS A MISS SLEMAKER OF SISTERSVILLE WV, PRIOR TO HER MARRIAGE, AND WAS THE WIDOW FO J HUNTER ROBINSON OF PATTERSON’S CREEK, WHO DIED IN LOS ANGELES CAL. SHE IS SURVIVED BY BROTHERS LIVING IN THE MIDDLE WEST, AND ONE SON, HUNTER ROBINSON FO SAN FRANCISCO CAL.  SHE WAS A SISTER IN LAW OF THE LATE CLAUDE ROBINSON.  MRS ROBINSON HAD BEEN IN POOR HEALTH FOR OVER FIVE YEARS, HAVING UNDERGONE TREATMENT IN THE LOCAL AND METROPOLITAN HOSPITALS.  A YEAR AGO, FOLLOWING A SEVERE OPERATION, BLOOD TRANSFUSION WAS USED OT SAVE HER LIFE.  MRS ROBINSON WAS A CONSISTENT MEMBER OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, AN AMIABLE WOMAN FO CULTURE AND REFINEMENT, WHO BORE YEARS OF SUFFERING WITH PATIENT ENDURANCE.  – CUMBERLAND NEWS OF 9TH



PATRICK MULLEN DEAD

THE REMAINS OF PATRICK MULLEN, AGE 71 YEARS, WHO DIED FRI NIGHT, JAN 8TH, 1915 AT HIS HOME IN PIEDMONT, WAS BURIED MON MORNING WITH REQUIEM MASS AT ST PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH AT WESTERNPORT. REV THOMAS E GALLAGHER OFFICIATING.  MR MULLAN WAS A NATIVE OF IRELAND, BUT CAME TO AMERICA WHEN QUITE YOUNG SERVED IN THE UNION ARMY DURING THE CIVIL WAR AND WHEN HE CAME OUT OF THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE, IN 1864, HE IMMEDIATELY ENTERED THE SERVICE OF THE B&O RAILROAD.  HE WAS PLACED ON THE RETIRED LIST ON APRIL 1ST, 1913.  HE WAS A PASSENGER CONDUCTOR MANY YEARS.  ONE NIGHT LAST WEEK HE GOT A FALL, BREAKING SOME OF HIS RIBS AND OTHERWISE INJURING HIMSELF.

HE IS SURVIVED BY FOUR SONS, M E MULLEN, CUMBERLAND; J V P A AND F D OF PIEDMONT, AND ONE DAUGHTER, MRS F A RICKER OF BRIDGEPORT OHIO.



GENERAL NEWS

 

HARRISONBURG VA, JAN 10

W A BRAITHWAITE HAS BEEN REELECTED CHIEF OF THE HARRISONBURG FIRE DEP.  HE HAS HELD THE POSITION FOR 25 YEARS.  HE REPORTS THE LOSSES FOR 1914 AT $9.000.

 

GREENWOOD, DEL, JAN 5

JAMES MORRIS, 82 YEARS OLD, IS CUTTING A NEW SET OF TEETH. ALTHOUGH HE HAS BEEN TOOTHLESS FOR MANY YEARS, HE HAS RECENTLY BEEN TROUBLED WITH SORE GUMS.  THIS WEEK, SIX NEW TEETH APPEARED AND ANOTHER MOLAR IS READY TO GO THROUGH THE GUMS.  DOCTORS ARE PUZZLED, BUT MR MORRIS HIMSELF SAYS HE IS ONLY TOO GLAD TO HAVE A THIRD SET OF TEETH.



DIED

FAIRMONT, JAN 9

WAYNE M MILLER DIED AT ELKINS FRI AND HIS BODY WAS TAKEN TO STURGISS KY FOR BURIAL.  HE WAS (?36) YEARS OLD AND A DRAFTSMAN FOR THE FAIRMONT MINING MACHINERY CO AND A GRADUATE OF WVU.

 

LONACONING MD, JAN 11

CHARLES EDWARD CHIPLEY, AGED 58YEARS, DIED SUN AT THE HOME OF HIS SISTER, MISS ELIZABETH CHIPLEY, AT STEPHEN’S CITY VA.  HE HAD ENGAGED IN THE DRUG BUSINESS HERE WITH THE LATE JOS MEYERS, AND FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF MR MEYERS 10 YEARS AGO, LEFT HERE.

 

CUMB, JAN 9

WORD HAS JUST REACHED HERE OF THE DEATH OF GEO W CARNELL, WHO WAS BORN HERE IN 1845.  HE DIED DEC 25TH IN DORANCE KANSAS.  HE WAS A SON OF MR AND MRS LEONARD CARNELL, WHO KEPT A TAVERN AT THE SIX MILE HOUSE ON THE NATIONAL PIKE BETWEEN 1835 AND 1940.  THE DECEASED WAS A CIVIL WAR VETERAN, SERVING IN THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.  HE IS SURVIVED BY FIVE CHILDREN, ALL LIVING IN THE WEST.

 



DEATH OF MRS ELLEN JENKINS

MRS ELLEN JENKINS DIED AT GORMANIA WV, JAN 3, 1915 OF PARALYSIS. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE ME CHURCH, GORMANIA, OF WHICH THE DECEASED WAS A MEMBER.  SHE IS SURVIVED BY THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN:  MRS LEONARD PAUGH OF DEER PARK; MRS S C THOMAS OF PETERSBURG WV; MRS CHAS MOCK OF RICHWOOD WV; MRS WM MYERS OF CHICAGO JUNCTION OHIO; LEVI GRUBB OF BERNIS WV; HENRY GRUBB, RICHWOOD WV; WM GRUBB, GORMANIA; MRS RAY COST OF ELKINS; MISS OLIVE AND BERTHA JENKINS OF GORMANIA.  THIRTY-SEVEN GRANDCHILDREN ALSO SURVIVE.



MARRIAGE LICENSES

LICENSE TO MARRY WERE ISSUED TO THE FOLLOWING IN CUMBERLAND:

JAN 9

JOSEPH BARNES AND AGNES BAILEY, BOTH OF POTOMAC MANOR WV.

HARRY JOSEPH ANDERSON, RECTOR PA AND ELSIE LORETTA EBENBERGER OF WESTERNPORT MD.

CLAUDE WESLEY WAGNER, GREEN SPRING WV AND DAISY BELLE LEWIS OF CUMBERLAND MD



MRS HERSHEY DEAD

MRS WILLIAM HERSHEY DIED AT HER HOME AT RUSSELDALE THIS COUNTY, ON SUN, JAN 10, 1915, AGED ABOUT 55 YEARS.  SHE HAD BEEN ILL FOR A LONG TIME WITH TUBERCULOSIS.  MRS HERSHEY WAS FORMERLY MISS HATTIE NEWHOUSE AND WAS BORN AND REARED AT MOOREFIELD, HAVING BEEN A DAUGHTER OF THE LATE JOHN NE2WHOUSE.  SHE WAS A SISTER OF MRS LOUIE BATIE AND MRS ISSAC H BALDWIN OF THIS PLACE.  THE FUNERAL TOOK PLACE MON.



SILAS DAVY DEAD

SILAS DAVY, AGED 66 YEARS, DIED SUN, JAN 10, 1915, AT HIS HOME NEAR PURGITSVILLE, AFTER A SHORT ILLNESS OF PNEUMONIA.  HE LEAVES A WIFE AND THREE CHILDREN VIZ: CHARLES AND MAUD AT HOME AND MRS LUTHER ROGERS OF PURGITSVILLE. THE FUNERAL WAS ON TUES.  BURIAL WAS AT THE ELIJAH HIGH GRAVEYARD.



IN MEMORIAM OF MR AMOS ADAMS

THE DEATH ANGEL HAS VISITED OUR COMMUNITY AGAIN AND TAKEN FROM US A VERY DEAR NEIGHBOR, FRIEND AND A LOVING AND DEVOTED HUSBAND AND FATHER.  HE IS MISSED BY MANY.  WE CAN NO MORE SEE HIS LOVING FACE OR THAT DEAR SMILE HE HAD FOR EVERY ONE.  BUT WE HOPE TO MEET HIM WHERE THERE WILL BE NO MORE PARTING, WHERE WE ARE HAPPY AND BRIGHT.

MR ADAMS WAS 75 YEARS, 9 MOS AND 19 DAYS OF AGE.  HE WAS BORN MARCH 10, 1839, AND DIED DEC 29, 1914.

HE LEAVES TO MOURN THEIR LOSS A WIFE, MRS SUSAN ADAMS AND ONE DAUGHTER, MRS JAMES KUYKENDALL.

THE PALL BEARERS WERE MESSRS JOHN RINEHART, ASHFORD REESE, ROBERT JOHNSON, T M ADAMS, ALBERT AND JOHN UMSTOT.

THE FUNERAL SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED BY REV FRANKLIN AT THE EUSEBIA CHURCH WED MORNING, DEC 30, AT 1L O’CLOCK.  INTERMENT WAS MADE IN FRANKFORT CEMETERY.  THE MANY FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS EXTEND THEIR SYMPATHY TO THE BEREAVED ONES.

A PRECIOUS ONE FROM US HAS GONE,

A VOICE WE LOVED IS STILLED,

A PLACE IS VACANT IN OUR HOME

WHICH NEVER CAN BE FILLED.

GOD IN HIS WISDOM HAS RECALLED

THE BOON HIS LOVE HAS GIVEN

ALTHOUGH THE BODY SLUMBERS HERE,

THE SOUL IS SAFE IN HEAVEN.



FORGER TO BE BROUGHT BACK

REQUISITION PAPERS HAVE BEEN PREPARED BY STATE’S ATTORNEY FRANK A PERDEW TO BRING BACK ARTHUR WILSON, A B&O TRAINMAN, FROM MEMPHIS TENN, WANTED IN CUMBERLAND ON A FORGERY CHARGE.  WILSON WAS FURLOUGHED FROM THE B&O SERVICE IN OCT. HE PURCHASED A SUIT FROM CHAS J DAHL, A TAILOR, FOR $25, AND IN PAYMENT TENDERED A CHECK ON THE BANK OF MCMECHEN WV.  THIS CHECK IT IS SAID WAS RETURNED MARKED “NO FUNDS, A FORGERY.”  BEFORE HE LEFT TOWN, WILSON IS ALLEGED TO HAVE OBTAINED MONEY FROM THE GLOBE CLOTHING STORE, ON A $13 CHECK.  THIS WAS ALSO RETURNED AS FRAUDULENT.  WILSON WAS APPREHENDED SEVERAL DAYS AGO IN MEMPHIS TENN.. – CUMB NEWS OF 13TH.

 



JAN 22, 1915

DEATH OF JAMES KENNY SR

JAMES KENNY SR, A PROMINENT CITIZEN OF FROSTBURG, DIED AT 12:30 MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT AT HIS HOME, 27 LINDEN ST, AGED 77 YEARS.  HE WAS THE FATHER OF PETER, JAMES AND ALOYSIUS KENNY, COMPOSING THE FIRM OF THE KENNY CIGAR CO OF FROSTBURG.  THESE SURVIVE HIM, TOGETHER WITH HIS WIDOW AND SONS, JOHN J, CARLOS, EDWARD KENNY, ST CLAIR WV AND THE FOLLOWING DAUGHTERS: MRS GEORGE FINCH, BLAINE WV., AND MISSES ANNA AND MARTHA AT HOME. – CUMB NEWS OF 19TH.



MISS GYPSY DAVIS OF CHARLESTON, WHO HAS BEEN THE GUEST OF MRS S ELLE AUGUSTUS AND OTHER FRIENDS IN THE CITY THE PAST WEEK, LEFT YESTERDAY FOR ROMNEY TO VISIT HER SISTER, MISS KATE DAVIS, AND HER BROTHER CLAUDE FOR SEVERAL DAYS.  FROM ROMNEY THE MISSES DAVIS WILL GO TO WASHINGTON DC FOR A SHORT STAY.  MISS DAVIS FORMERLY LIVED HERE AND SHE HAS MANY FRIENDS IN THE CITY. – FAIRMONT TIMES OF 20TH.



MR ARTHUR WHEELER AND MRS J WEBB DAVIS SPENT SUN WITH MRS DAVID LOAR AT OAKLAND.

 

MRS NANNIENE OFFUTT AND MISS BESS OFFUTT LEFT OAKLAND MON MORNING FOR A VISIT TO PRINCETON, NJ AND FROM THENCE TO NEW YORK CITY, EXPECTING TO RETURN TO OAKLAND WITHIN A FEW WEEKS.

 

MISS ALTA FRIEND OF KEYSER AND MRS DAVE, WALTER AND LITTLE SON, OF DEER PARK, SPENT MON IN OAKLAND THE GUESTS OF MR AND MRS LEWIS WALTER.

 

FRANK THRASHER IS AT THE WESTERN MD HOSPITAL, IN CUMBERLAND TO HAVE HIS WRIST BROKEN AND RESET.  HIS WIFE, MRS MARY THRASHER, IS ALSO AT THE HOSPITAL FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT.

 

DR SOLLARS OF DEER PARK, WE ARE PLEASED TO SAY IS IMPROVING, AND ARE LONG WILL BE ABLE TO BE OUT AND ABOUT AS USUAL.

 

MRS J E CHAPPELL, WIFE OF FORMER ASSEMBLYMEN CHAPPELL, WHO IS AT PRESENT RESIDING IN CUMBERLAND WHERE HE IS CONDUCTING THE WILLS MTN SANATORIUM, WAS OPERATED UPON AT WESTERN MD HOSPITAL, CUMBERLAND, LAST FRI FOR APPENDICITIS AND A COMPLICATION OF OTHER DISEASES.  THE OPERATION WAS SUCCESSFULLY PERFORMED AND THE PATIENT SHOWED A PLEASING IMPROVEMENT FOLLOWING IT. OAKLAND REPUBLICAN OF 21ST



JOHN SENN

JOHN SENN, 69 YEARS OLD, DIED SAT AFTERNOON AT HIS HOME AT PINTO FROM PARALYSIS. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE AND SEVERAL OWN CHILDREN.  THE FUNERAL WILL BE HELD AT 2 O’CLOCK THIS AFTERNOON FROM THE OLD FURNACE CHURCH.  REV M GALLMEIER OF THE GERMAN LUTHERAN CHURCH, THIS CITY WILL OFFICIATE. BURIAL WILL BE IN THE ABE CEMETERY. – CUMB NEWS OF 18TH



D C MEET

MCNEILL CHAPTER, UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY, HELD A MEETING AST TUES AFTERNOON AT THE HOME OF MRS H A SLIGER IN COMMEMORATION OF THE BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY OF GEN ROBERT E LEE.  THE ATTENDANCE WAS GOOD AND AN INTERESTING PROGRAM WAS RENDERED, AMONG THE NUMBERS OF WHICH WERE READING BY MRS N D MCCOOLE, INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL SOLOS BY MRS RAY WELLS AND A VOCAL SOLO BY MRS DR C S HOFFMAN.  MRS SLIGER SERVED REFRESHMENTS.



H J LARK

H J LARK, AGED 72 YEARS, DIED TUES AFTERNOON AT 5 O’CLOCK, AT HIS HOME AT SHORT GAP WV, AFTER A LINGERING ILLNESS FROM DROPSY.  HE IS SURVIVED BY A WIDOW AND NINE CHILDREN. THE FUNERAL WILL TAKE PLACE THIS MORNING WITH SERVICES AT SHORT GAP CHURCH AT 1 O’CLOCK.  BURIAL WILL BE MADE AT FRANKFORT WV. – CUMB NEWS OF 21ST



JOHN MURRAY

JOHN MURRAY, 71 YEARS OLD, DIED LAST NIGHT AT 11:45 O’CLOCK AT HIS HOME IN RIDGELEY FROM PARALYSIS.  BESIDE HIS WIFE HE IS SURVIVED BY THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN: W H MURRAY, MRS W VINEY AND MRS W STALLINGS OF RIDGELEY; J A MURRAY OF TWIN MT WV AND MRS H NICKEL OF CANTON O.  FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN MADE. – CUMB NEWS OF 22ND



PETER BARNARD OF BLAINE WV WAS TRIED BEFORE THE COURT ON A CHARGE OF MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY IN WESTERNPORT, IT IS ALLEGED THAT HE THREW A BOTTLE THROUGH A PLATE GLASS WINDOW.  THE DEFENDANT ADMITTED THROWING THE BOTTLE, BUT SAID IT WAS WITH NO MALICIOUS INTENT.  HE WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY BY THE COURT, WHO SAID WHILE IT WAS A BREACH OF THE PEACE, HE WAS NOT GUILTY OF THE CRIME FOR WHICH HE HAD BEEN INDICTED. – CUMB NEWS OF 20TH



CHAS A MULLEN, AGED 55 YEARS, YOUNGEST SON OF THE LATE ANDREW MULLEN, DIED AT HIS HOME IN BLOOMINGTON OF BRIGHT’S DISEASE ON TUES NIGHT, JAN 12TH.



GEO W COPP ELECTROCUTED

PIEDMONT, JAN 19

GEORGE W COPP, 32 YEARS OLD, WAS KILLED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON BY COMING IN CONTACT WITH A LIVE WIRE IN MINE NO 51 OF THE DAVIS COAL & COKE CO AT BERYL, JUST WEST OF HERE.  COPP HAD BEEN EMPLOYED AS A FIREMAN BY THE B&O RAILROAD UNTIL ABOUT 2 MONTHS AGO, WHEN HE WAS FURLOUGHED.  HE THEN TOOK WORK IN THE MINES.

HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE AND THREE CHILDREN. HIS PARENTS RESIDE AT YORK HAVEN PA, BUT THE MOTHER IS AT PRESENT VISITING HER DAUGHTER, MRS FRANK WHITE OF LUKE.  THE OTHER SISTERS ARE MRS EUGENE KELLEY FO DUNCANSVILLE PA; MRS HARRY SHOPPERT OF PIEDMONT AND MRS GEORGE FRANZ OF YORK HAVEN.  HIS ONLY BROTHER IS CLARENCE COPP OF LUKE MD.

 



LAUREL DALE AND VICINITY

SINCE SUNNY DOODLE AND PUNK VALENTINE WROTE THEIR LETTER IT SEEMS AS THOUGH THEY HAVE BOTH STUCK IN THE MUD SOMEWHERE, FOR WE HAVE HEARD NOTHING MORE FROM THEM.

GEO F BROWN TOOK HIS CIRCULAR SAW TO JOHNIE CAKE TO HAVE IT POUNDED

 

THE HOOPENGARNER LUMBER CO HAVE BEEN WORKING EVERY DAY AND THE CAMPERS HAVE MOVED INTO THEIR NEW SHANTY ABOUT A MILE NEARER THEIR WORK.

 

JOHN STREETS, THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE HARDLEY ABEL LUMBER CO TOOK A LOAD OF TIES TO KEYSER.

 

ON LAST SUN MORNING, G W BOSLEY TOOK HIS MOTHER AND TWO SISTERS ON A VISIT TO HIS SISTER’S, MRS TOM AMTOWER NEAR PILGRIM’S REST.  J F BURGESS AND SISTER FANNY, ACCOMPANIED THEM.

 

MRS W H WEASENFORTH FELL AND SPRAINED HER ANKLE LAST SAT.

 

G W BOSLEY IS WORKING FOR FOUT BROS AT NEW CREEK.

 

MRS EDWIN BURGESS IS STILL CONFINED TO HER BED.

 

CHARLIE CHISELDECKER



JAN 29, 1915

 

ELK GARDEN NEWS

THE WEATHER HAS TAKEN ON MANY PHASES OF LATE – THAWS, COLD, SNOW, THAWS, COLD, SLIPPERY AND TAKING IT AS A WHOLE THE WEATHER IS AS UNCERTAIN AS THE WAR NEWS.

 

A MARRIAGE HAS ESCAPED PRINT FOR SOME TIME AND THROUGH NO FAULT OF THE CONTRACTING PARTIES.  DEC 30, 1914, THOMAS ROBERTS OF CHICAGO JUNCTION AND MISS RACHAEL SHEPP OF NO 6 MINE, WERE UNITED IN MARRIAGE BY REV JOHN A SHOCKEY.  THE BRIDE IS A PLEASANT AND POPULAR LADY AND HER MANY FRIENDS WISH THE COUPLE MUCH HAPPINESS IN THEIR HOME IN THE WEST.

 

WE WOULD NOT SLIGHT THE LADIES FOR ANYTHING BUT IN REPORTING THE NAMES OF THE GUESTS AT MRS SHOCKEY’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION LAST WEEK, WE OMITTED THE NAMES OF MRS ELMER SHEETZ AND MRS FRED GREEN.  IN HER EAGERNESS TO SERVE HER GUESTS, MRS MARY RAVENSCRAFT FORGOT THE NAPKINS, BUT THE LAUGH WAS ON THE GUESTS FOR THEY WERE HAVING SUCH A GOOD TIME THAT THEY WOULDN’T HAVE MISSED THE TABLECLOTH.

 

LAST SAT EVENING, THE CRAFT GAVE A SPLENDID SUPPER IN THE ODD FELLOWS’ HALL.  THERE WAS QUITE A STIR AMONG THE MEMBERS OF THE MASONIC FRATERNITY AND IN THIS CASE THEY DID NOTHING BY HALVES.  THERE WERE UPWARDS OF SIXTY PLATES WHICH WERE OCCUPIED BY THE MEMBERS OF THE CRAFT, THEIR WIVES, OR THEIR SWEETHEARTS AND FRIENDS, AND WHILE THE GUESTS WERE PARTAKING OF THE CHOICE VIANDA THE SWEET STRAINS OF AN ORCHESTRA FILLED THE ROOM WITH HARMONIOUS MEASURES.  THE ORCHESTRA WAS COMPOSED OF DR WERNER’S WIFE, VIOLINIST, DR JENKINS, TROMBONE, J RAYMOND HUBBS, CORNETS, MRS J R HUBBS, PIANIST, ALL OF THOMAS AND WALTER ARNOLD, CLARINET AND JAMES NORMAN FLUTE.  THEIR MUSIC WAS AN ENJOYABLE FEATURE.

 

WHEN ALL HAD PARTAKEN OF THE BOUNTIFUL REPAST, W REESE NETHKEN IN HAPPY VEIN, INTRODUCED DR P S KEIM AS TOASTMASTER.  THE DOCTOR WAS AT HIS BEST AND AFTER REVIEWING THE PAST MEETINGS OF THE CRAFT AND EXPRESSING HIS GRATIFICATION OF THE PRESENT SUCCESS CALLED FORTH RESPONSES FROM MASONS AND SEVERAL NON MASONIC GUESTS.  THEY WERE REVS J O RACY, W W WHITE, JOHN A SHOCKEY, MESSRS BENJ AND EARL COLEMAN, R MARSH DEAN, JAMES NORMAN, D C ARNOLD, W REESE NETHKEN, DR JENKINS OF THOMAS AND MR BOMBERGER OF KEYSER.  THE COMMITTEE IN CHARGE CONSISTED OF W R NETHKEN, CHAIRMAN; R MARSH DEAN, SECRETARY; D C ARNOLD, J E OTT, STEPHEN DIXON, ROBT GRANT JR., LEE FOREMAN, DR P S KEIM.

 

MR ISAAC E OATES WAS AT CUMBERLAND LAST WEEK AND THIS WEEK AT THE HOSPITAL WITH HIS WIFE, WHO HAS LOST THE SIGHT OF ONE OF HER EYES.  THE SIGHT CANNOT BE RESTORED.

 

ENGINEER WM SMITH IS IN A BALTIMORE HOSPITAL, HAVING UNDERGONE AN OPERATION FOR SOME INJURIES RECEIVED WHEN OPERATING HIS ENGINE.

 

QUARTERLY CONFERENCE WAS HELD AT THE M E CHURCH LAST SAT AND DISTRICT SUPT, THE REV DR BACON, PREACHED AN ABLE SERMON SUN MORNING.

 

THE UNION REVIVAL SERVICES IN THE M E CHURCH, SOUTH, ARE OF UNUSUAL INTEREST.  THE CHURCH HAS BEEN CROWDED NIGHT AFTER NIGHT.  REVS W W WHITE AND C J RACY HAVE THE MEETING IN CHARGE AND HAVE BEEN ASSISTED BY REV JOHN A SHOCKEY.  THERE HAVE BEEN 75 CONVERSIONS UP TO TUES EVENING OF THIS WEEK, AND THE INTEREST IS GROWING.  THE REVIVAL SPIRIT HAS TAKEN POSSESSION OF THE TOWN, AND IT IS BECOMING A WHIRLWIND OF POWER.  A LARGE NUMBER OF YOUNG PEOPLE, SUN SCHOOL CHILDREN, HAVE BEEN CONVERTED.  IT IS AN OLD TIME REVIVAL.

ROLAND



J THOMAS LONG

J THOMAS LONG, AGED 79 YEARS, A FORMER RESIDENT OF CUMBERLAND, DIED RECENTLY AT AINSWORTH IOWA, WHERE HE HAD MADE HIS HOME DURING THE PAST 50 YEARS.  MR LONG, WHO WAS FAMILIARLY KNOWN TO HIS FRIENDS IN CUMBERLAND AND SURROUNDING VICINITY AS “UNCLE TOM” WAS BORN AND REARED AT THREE MILE WATER STATION ALONG THE POTOMAC RIVER.  HE LEFT CUMBERLAND WITH HIS FAMILY FOR THE WEST 50 YEARS AGO.  HE WAS AN OLD SOLDIER, HAVING FOUGHT IN THE CIVIL WAR.  THE DECEASED WAS A BROTHER OF THE LATE DANIEL R LONG, WHO RESIDED AT LAVALE, THIS COUNTY.  HE WAS A LIFE LONG MEMBER OF THE M E CHURCH.

BESIDES HIS WIFE, HE IS SURVIVED BY TWO SONS AND FOUR DAUGHTERS, ALL MARRIED AND LIVING IN THE WEST MESSRS LYNN, WILLIAM AND WEBSTER LONG, RESIDING AT LAVALE, ARE NEPHEWS OF THE DECEASED. – CUMB NEWS OF 23RD



CARD OF THANKS

I DESIRE MOST SINCERELY TO THANK ALL KIND FRIENDS WHO SO WILLINGLY ASSISTED IN MY LATE BEREAVEMENT.

MRS L L EDGELL



HAMPSHIRE NEWS
REVIEW (ROMNEY) OF 27TH

 

MISS BESSIE GOLDSBOROUGH VISITED IN MOOREFIELD LAST WEEK.

 

MISSES GIPSY AND KATE DAVIS LEFT THURS FOR CHARLESTON.

 

PAUL HARMISON SPENT SEVERAL DAYS IN MOOREFIELD LAST WEEK.

 

B T RACEY HAS BEEN SPENDING SEVERAL DAYS IN MOOREFIELD.

 

JOHN S AND CAMPBELL PANCAKE OF STAUNTON VA, ARE HERE ON BUSINESS.

 

CAPT W B AND MISS JANE COLSTON OF MARTINSBURG, ARE GUESTS AT W B CORNWELL’S.

 

MISS MINNIE TAYLOR ATTENDED THE LEHMAN-BROSIUS WEDDING AT HANCOCK LAST WED.

 

MRS LEE MONTGOMERY, ACCOMPANIED BY MISS MARY MILLER OF CUMBERLAND, SPENT SEVERAL DAYS IN WASHINGTON.

 

MRS W S FISHER OF WINSTON-SALEM NC, STOPPED OFF HERE THURS NIGHT ON HER WAY TO MOOREFIELD TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL OF HER FATHER, F S RANDOLPH.

 

MISS KATHERINE TAYLOR, OF THE MAPLES, WHO HAS BEEN A STUDENT THIS YEAR AT THE D&B INSTITUTE OF NC, HAS BEEN RECENTLY APPOINTED A MEMBER OF THE FACULTY OF THE SCHOOL.

 

WHILE UNLOADING HAY AT THE FARMERS EXCHANGE MON AFTERNOON ROBERT NEALIS FELL AND BROKE AN ARM.

 

POSTMASTER THOS POWNALL IS CARRYING HIS RIGHT ARM IN A SLING. HE SLIPPED ON THE ICE AT THE FOOT OF HIS BACK PORCH STEPS FRI EVENING, FELL AND STRUCK HIS ARM, BREAKING THE LARGE BONE IN THE FOREARM AND DISLOCATING HIS ELBOW.

 

JAMES MULLEDY, DIED NEAR ROMNEY JAN 16, 1915, AFTER A SHORT ILLNESS.  HE HAD BEEN IN FEEBLE HEALTH FOR SOME TIME, BUT ONLY LASTED A FEW WEEKS AFTER HE WAS TAKEN DOWN TO HIS BED.  HE LEAVES TO MOURN THEIR LOSS A WIFE, AND NINE CHILDREN LIVING – FOUR SONS AND FIVE DAUGHTERS – AND A HOST OF RELATIVES AND FRIENDS. HIS BODY WAS LAID TO REST IN THE BAPTIST CEMETERY ON MON.  FUNERAL SERVICES CONDUCTED AT THE GRAVE BY REV FRANKLIN OF SPRINGFIELD.

 



STRUCK BY A B&O TRAIN

MR RUBEN LIGHTNER, A PIANO SALESMAN OF PIEDMONT, WAS STRUCK BY EXPRESS NO 16 ON SAT EVENING ABOUT 5:20.  THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED WHILE MR LIGHTNER WAS WALKING ON THE WEST BOUND TRACK BETWEEN WV JUNCTION AND BLOOMINGTON.  ON ACCOUNT OF AN EAST BOUND FREIGHT TRAIN HOLDING THE RIGHT OF WAY, NO 16 WAS TRANSFERRED OVER TO THE WEST BOUND TRACK AS FAR AS PIEDMONT AND THE UNFORTUNATE MAN WAS UNAWARE OF HIS DANGER UNTIL HE WAS STRUCK. THE TRAIN WAS AT ONCE STOPPED AND MR LIGHTNER WAS BROUGHT ON TO THE HOFFMAN HOSPITAL, WHERE HIS INJURIES WERE ADMINISTERED TO.  HIS INJURIES CONSISTED OF A BROKEN ARM AND SERIOUS INJURIES ABOUT THE HEAD AND BODY.  HOW THEY WILL TERMINATE HAS NOT YET BEEN DETERMINED.  MR LIGHTNER MADE HIS HOME AT THE CENTRAL HOTEL, PIEDMONT.



ABEL ARBOGAST MASS OF BURNS

ELKINS, JAN 27

HIS BODY A MASS OF BURNS FROM WHICH THERE IS LITTLE HOPE FOR HIS RECOVERY, ABEL ARBOGAST, AGED 37 YEARS, A PROSPEROUS FARMER OF PENDLETON CO, IS AT THE DAVIS MEMORIAL HOSPT, AFTER HAVING BEEN BROUGHT 30MILES THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS ON A LOG TRAIN AND THENCE BY PASSENGER TRAIN FROM HORTON TO ELKINS.  A WEEK AGO HE WENT TO OSCEOLA, A LITTLE TOWN EIGHT MILES FROM HIS HOME, TO DO SOME TRADING.  WHILE THERE HE ALLEGES HE WAS TREATED TO SOME HOME MADE WINE, WHICH HE SUSPECTS CONTAINED WHISKEY OR ALCOHOL.  ON HIS RETURN TRIP, HE BECAME VERY COLD AND DROWSY AND STOPPED AT AN ABANDONED CELLAR OR SHACK, IN WHICH HE BUILT A FIRE AND SAT DOWN TO WARM, LATER FALLING ASLEEP.  WHILE SLUMBERING THE SHACK CAUGHT ON FIRE AND WHEN MR ARBOGAST WOKE UP THE WALLS WERE AFLAME ON ALL SIDES AND IT WAS ONLY BY CLIMBING THROUGH A HOLE IN THE FLAMING ROOF THAT HE ESCAPED WITH HIS LIFE.  WITH HIS CLOTHING BURNED ALMOST ENTIRELY OFF AND HIS BODY A MASS OF BURNS FROM HEAD TO FOOT, MR ARBOGAST MADE HIS WAY TO A NEIGHBOR’S HOUSE NEARBY, WHERE ALL TEMPORARY RELIEF POSSIBLE WAS GIVEN HIM  MR ARBOGAST’S CONDITION IS DESPERATE AND LITTLE HOPE FOR HIS RECOVERY IS ENTERTAINED.



WINCHESTER VA

THE BODY OF MISS W MABELLE MILLER, SUPERVISOR OF PENMANSHIP IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF ASHEVILLE NC, AND WIDELY KNOWN AS A LECTURER AT SUMMER SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH, WHO DIED OF PNEUMONIA ON FRI AT THAT PLACE, WAS BROUGHT TO THE HOME OF HER MOTHER, MRS JOSEPH A MILLER, AT WHEATLAND FARM, NEAR NINEVEH, FREDERICK CO, AND WAS INTERRED IN THE CEMETERY ADJOINING MEADE MEMORIAL PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH, AT WHITE POST.  BESIDES HER MOTHER, TWO BROTHERS, ROBERT AND THOMAS MILLER, OF NINEVEH, AND FIVE SISTERS, SURVIVE: HER FATHER, THE LATE JOSEPH A MILLER, WAS FOR SOME YEARS A MEMBER OF THE VA HOUSE OF DELEGATES.



WESTERNPORT

MISS BLANCH MCINTYRE, DAUGHTER OF MR AND MRS WILLIAM MCINTYRE, OF THIS PLACE, DIED IN WASHINGTON MON.  MISS MCINTYRE WAS WELL KNOWN AND HIGHLY RESPECTED BY A HOST OF FRIENDS IN THE TRI-TOWNS.  FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS LATER.

 

CONTRACTOR WILLIAM SCHRAMM, OF BARTON, HAS INSTALLED THE NEW BOWLING ALLEY IN THE BROADLEY PROPERTY, NEAR THE C&P DEPOT AT BARTON.  THE ALLEY HAVING ARRIVED ON TUES MORNING.  THE ALLEY IS OF THE LATEST PATTERN AND MODEL.

 

REV C M DEARCY, ACCOMPANIED WILLIAM BACK TO THE MINERS’ HOSPITAL AT FROSTBURG ON TUES AFTERNOON, WHERE HE WILL UNDERGO TREATMENT FOR POWDER BURNS THAT WERE RECEIVED IN THE EXPLOSION AT GENSENG MINES ON TUES.

 

BORN TO MR AND MRS MOSE DUCKWORTH A DAUGHTER.

 

POLICEMAN M J BRANNON WAS A BUSINESS VISITOR AT KEYSER ON TUES.

 

MR JOHN ISER WAS A BUSINESS CALLER AT KEYSER YESTERDAY.

 

MR BENJAMIN DEFFINBAUGH, OF CUMBERLAND, WAS A BUSINESS CALLER IN TOWN YESTERDAY.

 

MINE INSPECTOR WALTERS, OF FROSTBURG, WAS A BUSINESS VISITOR HERE YESTERDAY.

 

MRS J NAUGHTON, OF WALNUT ST, WAS A VISITOR AT KEYSER YESTERDAY, WHERE HER HUSBAND IS A PATIENT AT THE HOFFMAN HOSPITAL.

 

MRS JACK MORAN, A VERY OLD LADY IN PIEDMONT, WAS FOUND DEAD INA COW STABLE AT HER HOME YESTERDAY.  HER DEATH IS A MYSTERY, NOTHING KNOWN AS TO THE CAUSE.  MRS MORAN WAS WELL KNOWN IN PIEDMONT, HAVING CARRIED MILK ABOUT THE TOWN FOR A LONG TIME.  BURIAL WILL TAKE PLACE TOMORROW.

 

MISS LOUISE BOYLES, AGED 15 YEARS AND A VERY POPULAR YOUNG LADY OF PIEDMONT, DIED ON MON OF TYPHOID FEVER.



MARRIAGE LICENSES

LICENSE WERE ISSUED AT CUMBERLAND AS FOLLOWS:

JAN 27 – GABRIEL SANGSTER KITZMILLER OF HARTMONSVILLE AND PEARL MAY METHNER, SCHERR WV.



PARKERSBURG, JAN 27

WORD WAS RECEIVED HERE FROM CHARLESTON YESTERDAY ABOUT THE DEATH OF MRS HENRIETTA COTTON WILSON, WIDOW OF THE LATE GOV E WILLIS WILSON, WHICH OCCURRED SUDDENLY AT THE HOME OF THE FAMILY IN THAT CITY. SHE WAS WELL KNOWN HERE.

 



REV ISAAC KUYKENDALL

ON SUN, JAN 24, 1915, ABOUT NOON AT THE TERRA ALTA SANITARIUM, THE REV ISAAC KUYKENDALL, AGED 39 YEARS, THIRD SON OF CAPT AND MRS ISAAC KUYKENDALL, FELL “ASLEEP IN JESUS.”

THE DECEASED WAS BORN ON PATTERSON’S CREEK, NEAR HEADSVILLE WV, OCT 25, 1875, THOUGH MOST OF HIS BOYHOOD WAS PASSED ON A FARM NEAR OAKLAND MD.  LATER THE FAMILY MOVED TO ROMNEY WV, WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED FOR SOME TIME AS A CLERK.

EARLY IN LIFE “JUNE” AS HE WAS FAMILIARLY KNOWN, WAS IMPRESSED THAT HE WAS CALLED OF GOD TO PREACH THE GOSPEL IN “THE REGIONS BEYOND” AND BEGAN TO PREPARE HIMSELF FOR THAT WORK, GOING TO THE MISSIONARY INSTITUTE AT NYACK-ON-THE-HUDSON FOR A LITTLE OVER A YEAR FOR TRAINING, AND SAILING FOR CHINA, WHOSE MILLIONS WITH “THEIR WISTFUL BROWN FACES” SEEMED LOOKING TO HIM FOR HELP.  HE WAS SENT OUT BY THE CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY ALLIANCE, AN ORGANIZATION PRE-EMINENTLY DEVOTED TO CHRISTIAN MISSION WORK, AND HIS SUPPORT TAKEN UP BY ONE OF THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES OF PASADENA CAL.

 

FOR ALMOST EIGHT YEARS, HE WAS UNTIRING IN HIS LABOR OF LOVE AND WHILE THERE HELPED TO DISTRIBUTE THE “FAMINE RELIEF FUND” FROM THE US TO THE MILLIONS OF STARVING CHINESE.  WHILE HE FED THEM WITH “THE BRED THAT PERISHETH” HE ALSO GAVE THEM “THE BREAD OF LIFE” AND ALL WHO SAW HIS DEVOTION IN HIS CHOSEN WORK TESTIFY OF HIS ZEAL AND WISDOM IN MAKING KNOWN THE UNSEARCHABLE RICHES OF CHRIST.

ONLY AS HIS HEALTH BECAME IMPAIRED DID HE GIVE UP HIS WORK TO TAKE A MUCH NEEDED REST, ALWAYS LOOKING FORWARD TO THE TIME WHEN HE WOULD BE ABLE TO RETURN, BUT GOD WILLED IT OTHERWISE AND AFTER MORE THAN TWO YEARS OF WAITING AND HOPING HE WAS “CALLED UP HIGHER.”

THE LEADING FEATURES IN HIS CHARACTER WERE HIS DEVOTION TO DUTY AND HIS ZEAL FOR HIS MASTER, WHICH, WITH HIS SUNNY, CHEERFUL DISPOSITION, MADE THIS FAITHFUL SERVANT OF GOD ALWAYS WELCOME IN THE HOMES WHERE HE LABORED.

AFTER PARTIALLY RECOVERING FROM A CRITICAL SIEGE OF ILLNESS, REV MR KUYKENDALL, LAST SUMMER, TOOK UP THE WORK ON THE BURLINGTON-GREENLAND CHARGE, AND IT WAS WHILE LABORING THERE THAT THE LAST ILLNESS CAME ON HIM AND HE WAS COMPELLED TO COME HOME A FEW WEEKS AGO.  LAST SAT A WEEK HE WAS TAKEN TO THE SANITARIUM AT TERRA ALTA, BUT HE GREW WORSE THERE AND THE END CAME LAST SUN.

HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS MOTHER, MRS LUCY R KUYKENDALL, THREE BROTHERS, MESSRS J STUART KUYKENDALL OF WINSTON-SALEM NC, E D KUYKENDALL OF GREENSBORO NC AND S M KUYKENDALL OF KEYSER, AND FOUR SISTERS, MISSES HALLIE S KUYKENDALL OF WINSTON-SALEM NC, NANCY B KUYKENDALL AND LUCY V KUYKENDALL OF KEYSER, AND MRS CHAS J BLUE OF SPRINGFIELD.

HIS REMAINS WERE BROUGHT TO THE HOME OF HIS AUNT, MRS N D MCCOOLE ON SUN NIGHT, AND FUNERAL SERVICES HELD IN KEYSER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH TUES, JAN 26TH, CONDUCTED BY THE PASTOR, REV A N PERRYMAN, AND DR F J BROOK OF ROMNEY, WHO PREACHED FROM THE TEXT, “PRECIOUS IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD IS THE DEATH OF HIS SAINTS.’ 

AFTER THIS SERVICE THE BODY WAS TAKEN TO THE FAMILY BURYING GROUND ON THE OLD BLUE FARM NEAR SPRINGFIELD WV, AND LOVINGLY LAID TO REST BY THE SIDE OF HIS FATHER, WHO HAD PRECEDED HIM ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO.

THE PALLBEARERS HERE WERE V F ALKIRE, WM KUYKENDALL, RICHARD KEYS, W C LONG, WM MACDONALD AND JAS E SHEETZ.

“JESUS, THY BLOOD AND RIGHTEOUSNESS

MY BEAUTY ARE, MY GLORIOUS DRESS

‘MIDST FLAMING WORLDS IN THESE ARRAYED

WITH JOY SHALL I LIFT UP MY HEAD”


TRANSCRIBED JULY 8, 2005

BY PATTI MCDONALD


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