Ohio County "B" Obituaries   
 


ANDREW BACHMAN

[Source: Wheeling News Register, May 15, 1915]

Bachman Funeral.

Yesterday morning at 8:30 o'clock, funeral services were held for the late Andrew Bachman at the family home, No. 652 Main street. Requiem high mass was celebrated at 9 o'clock at Sacred Heart church. Interment at Mt. Calvary cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Wheeling News Register - August 5, 1942

DEATH CLAIMS MRS. BAKER

STONE-THOMAS STORE EMPLOYEE SUCCUMBS AFTER LENGTHY ILLNESS

Mrs. Alice Mary Criswell Baker, employee in the coat and fur department at Stone-Thomas store for many years and a resident of 523 Main Street, died this morning at 2:35 o’clock in the Wheeling hospital. She had been seriously ill for the past 13 weeks.

Mrs. Baker was born in Wheeling, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George F. Criswell and had spent her entire life in this vicinity. She was educated in the local schools and was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Surviving are two brothers, Russell Criswell of Warwood, Edward Criswell of Zanesville, O.: and two sisters, Mrs. Nana Schrader of Wheeling and Mrs. William Brand of Tiltonsville, O.

The body was removed to the Bertschy Memorial mortuary.Time for the funeral will be announced later.

NOTE: George Criswell’s middle initial is “S” not “F” as printed in this article. Her mother’s name was Mary Jane O’dell Criswell. They are my great grandparents. Mrs. Brand is Mattie May Criswell Brand.

(Donna Criswell Mollaun)


ANNA CHANCY BAKER

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Wednesday, October 2, 1946]

Anna C. Baker Dies Tuesday

Mrs. Anna Chancy Baker, 92, widow of Thomas H. Baker, died Tuesday evening at 10:45 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Malone, 446 North Wabash street, Island. She had been in failing health for over a year.

Daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Chancy, she was born in Ireland in 1853. Her husband preceded her in death a number of years ago. She was a member of the Blessed Trinity Catholic church of the Island.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Henry Malone, with whom she resided, one son, Fred Baker, Mingo Junction, O.; one granddaughter, Mrs. Steven H. Davis of McMechen, and one grandson, Wilbur Baker of Fairmont, W. Va., and one great-grandchild.

The body was removed to the Altmeyer funeral home where friends will be received after noon on Thursday.

Services will be held in the chapel Saturday morning at 9:15 o’clock. T High Mass of Requiem is to be celebrated at 10 o’clock in Blessed Trinity church, Island. The Rev. Father Owen Lennon will be the celebrant. Interment will be in Greenlawn cemetery, Moundsville.

(Cheryl McCombs)


CHARLES M. BAKER

[Source: Wheeling Register, March 17, 1919]

Saturday evening, Charles M. Baker, of No. 1321 Lind street, died after a lingering illness of many months. Mr. Baker was one of the most popular citizens of East Wheeling, a stogie maker by trade and news of his death will be received by a host of friends with sorrow.

Spanish influenza epidemic was at its worst and claimed among its victims three members of the home, and in this additional affliction Mrs. Baker had the sympathy of the entire community. Besides his widow, Mr. Baker is survived by two children, Charles M. Jr. and Margaret. The complete funeral arrangement has not been made. Interment will be at Riverview cemetery, Matins Ferry, O.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ETTA BAKER

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Thursday, November 10, 1960]

BAKER, Mrs. Etta, 92, of Lewisville, O., died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. David Ludwig, of Donora, Pa. She was a member of the Evangelical and Reformed Church, and he Rebecca Lodge. Her husband preceded her in death. Surviving are nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Gardner Funeral Home, Woodsfield after noon tomorrow. Services at the funeral home, Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Rev. Donald Zundel officiating. Interment will be in the friendship Cemetery, Lewisville.

(Cheryl McCombs)


JOHN M. BALL

[Source: Wheeling Register, February 23, 1871]

Ball, John M.; died 2-23-1871; age-51st y; funeral from late residence on National Road, three miles east of city.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Wheeling Register, April 15, 1887

MAURUS BALZER

At nine o'clock this morning the funeral of the late Maurus Balzer will take place from the family residence, at the head of Twenty-fifth street. There will be requiem mass at St. Alphonsus church at 8 o'clock. The interment will take place at Mt. Calvary. Deceased was in his 57th year, and was a well known and estimable citizen.

(Linda Fluharty)


BERNARD JOSEPH BARANSKI

[Source: Wheeling News Register, February 7, 2000]

BARANSKI - On Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, BERNARD JOSEPH BARANSKI, in his 62nd year.

He was a member of the former St. Ladislaus Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard A. and Mary Ellen Raper Baranski. Surviving are an aunt, Eleanor M. Baranski of Wheeling; and several other aunts and cousins.

There will be no visitation. Private services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. with the Rev. Patrick Condron officiating. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Arrangements by Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob streets, Wheeling.

(Cheryl McCombs)


BARKER, Child

[Source: Wheeling Daily Register, February 15, 1894]
[Under Moundsville column]

A child of James Barker died yesterday.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ADELAIDE L. BARNES

[Source: Wheeling Register, March 17, 1919]

On Sunday, March 9, 1919, at 3:30 o'clock p.m., at the Ohio Valley General Hospital, Adelaide L., daughter of the late James F. and Adelaide Barnes, in the 71st year of her age.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ELLA ORA S. BARNES

WELLSBURG, W.Va. - Ella Ora Schwertfeger Barnes, 95, of Charles St., died Monday, March 31, 2003, at Ann's Country Retreat. She was born Jan 4, 1908 inWellsburg.

She was a homemaker, and a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Wellsburg, and Ladies of the Elks, Wellsburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents, August Schwertfeger and Georgianna Lazear Schwertfeger; and her husband, Ralph H. Barnes, on June 25, 1997.

Surviving are two daughters, Andrea Hiser nd her husband, Ben, of Bloomingdale, Ohio, and Heather Durante and her husband, Hank, of Wellsburg; 11 grandchil-dren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.Visitation will be Wednesday, April 2, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Reasner Funeral Home, 1515 Charles St., Wellsburg.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 3, at Christ Episcopal Church, Wellsburg, with the Rev. Larry Jackson officiating. Interment will be in Brooke Cemetery, Wellsburg.

Steubenville Herald Star

(Becky Bowman Baldauf)


ROBERT N. BARNES

Source unknown - October 1959

Robert N. Barnes Sr. 81, one of Wellsburg's outstanding citizens, died at 11 a.m. Friday at the home of his son, Ralph H. Barnes, 2902 Charles Street. He has made his home recently with his son. He had been ill about three and a half years.

He was a retired glass worker, a member of the First Methodist Church and a Masonic Lodge AF & JAM No. 2 in Wellsburg. He had served as a councilman from the fourth ward for 16 years and was a former member of the school board.

He spent man hours over a long period of years in working to develop recreational facilities for children in Wellsburg and is generally credited with having been the most instrumental in forming a playground in the fourth ward. The fourth ward playground now has grown to a family picnic area and is the site of the municipal swimming pool. He was first recipient of the outstanding citizen of the year award when the annual July 4th presentation was started about six years ago. He maintained his interest and activity in recreational work until his failing health forced his more full retirement.

He was born December 26, 1878, in Steubenville, OH, but had lived most his life in Wellsburg. Surviving are three sons, Merle Barnes, Sr., Beech Bottom, Robert N. Barnes, Jr., Charlotte, N.C., and Ralph; two brothers, William, Alexandria, Indiana, and George, Keystone Heights, Fla., a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, Washington Pike; eight grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Carte Funeral Home, 1515 Charles Street, Wellsburg, where the funeral service will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. in the charge of Rev. Dr. Charles Wolf, with burial to follow in Brooke Cemetery.

(Becky Bowman Baldauf)


HELYN SCHAUB BARRETT

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Thursday, May 26, 1994]

BARRETT, Helyn S., 89, of 514 Main St., Wheeling, died Wednesday in the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. She was a retired accounting clerk of Wheeling Power, and a Methodist. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred Richard Schaub and Maude M. Schaub; a sister. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Cecil (Goldie) Teuscher of Niles, Ohio, Virginia M. Schaub, with whom she resided, and Grace Belua Weber of Ashtabula, Ohio; four nephews; six nieces. Friends received 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Kepner Funeral Home, 1308 Chapline St., Wheeling, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

(Cheryl McCombs)


EVANDY CRUPE BATEMAN

[Source: Wheeling Register, February 23, 1932]

DEATH CLAIMS NONAGENARIAN

Mrs. John Bateman, 94, Dies Late Monday Night in South Wheeling Home of Pneumonia.

Mrs. Evanady Bateman, 94, a native and life resident of the Wheeling district, died in her home at 138 Pierce street late last night after a week's illness. Death was attributed to pneumonia, with advanced age hindering chances for her recovery. Mrs. Bateman was born at Dallas October 17, 1837, and moved to Wheeling with her family when an infant. The remainder of her life she spent in the city. Mrs. Bateman was a member of the Chapline Street Methodist Episcopal church. Surviving are her husband, John Bateman, four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Toland, Mrs. Olive Gardner, Mrs. Carrie Crupe and Mrs. Addie Speidel, and one sister, Mrs. Catherine Clemens. The body was taken to the F. Schmeichel and Son company funeral home, 2217 Chapline street, where funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon by the Rev. L. W. Burton, Chapline Street M. E. pastor. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.

Evanady Crupe Bateman

[Source: Wheeling Register, February 24, 1932]

BATEMAN RITES IN CHAPEL TOMORROW

Funeral services will be held in the chapel of the F. Schmeichel and Sons company funeral home, at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon for Mrs. Evanady Bateman, 94, who died late Monday night in her home at 138 Pierce street. The Rev. L. W. Burton, pastor of the Chapline Street Methodist Episcopal church, is to officiate and interment will be in Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. Bateman, who spent most of her 94 years in Wheeling, was a native of Dallas, W. Va. She leaves her husband, four daughters, and a sister.

(Cheryl McCombs)


JOHN BATEMAN

[Source: Wheeling Register, March 28, 1932]

FUNERAL TOMORROW FOR JOHN BATEMAN

Rev. W. C. Burton, pastor of the Chapline Street Methodist Episcopal church, will conduct funeral services for John Bateman, 75, pensioned employee of the Wheeling Traction company who died Saturday in his home at 138 Pierce street. The rites will be held in the home, starting at 2 o'clock, and interment will be in the Stone Church cemetery at Elm Grove. The body has been taken to the home from the F. Schmeichel and Son company mortuary, 2217 Chapline street. Mr. (Barton) leaves three sons, two daughters, four sisters, 20 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.

(Cheryl McCombs)


EDITH HOLBERG BAUER

[Source: Wheeling Register, March 17, 1919]

Mrs. Edith Holberg Bauer

The death of Mrs. Edith Holberg Bauer, wife of George C. Bauer, formerly of this city, who passed away at the home of her parents at No. 267 West One Hundred and Twenty-first street, New York City, on Saturday, March 15th, was particularly sad, as she leaves besides her husband and parents, a little daughter nine days old.

Mrs. Bauer was the daughter of Frederick and Mary Louisa Holberg of New York City, and resided there during the greater part of her life until her marriage to Mr. Bauer in June, 1917, when she moved to New Orleans, where her husband was employed as a chemist for several years. During the past year, the couple had resided in Jersey City. Mrs. Bauer had recently been quite ill with influenza and pneumonia. Many friends in this city were shocked to hear of her untimely death.

Funeral services will be held from the family residence on Tuesday evening at 8 o’clock. Interment will be made in New York City.

(Cheryl McCombs)


JOHN BAUGH

[Source: Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Monday, January 11, 1892]
[Under Bellaire column]

John Baugh, one of the oldest residents in the vicinity of Warnock, died on Saturday evening, aged about 83 years. He was an exceptionally good citizen and neighbor and a thorough Democrat, having cast his first vote for Andrew Jockson in 1832, and never departed from the faith. He leaves two sons and one daughter. One son, W. J., is proprietor of the American House in this city.

(Cheryl McCombs)


HENRY C. BAUMAN

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Thursday, August 28, 1958]

BAUMAN, Henry C., 79, of Sardis, died Wednesday shortly after noon in the Wetzel County Hospital after a short illness. A retired merchant, he had resided in Sardis for many years. He was a member of the Sardis Church of Christ and Woodsfield American Legion. He was a veteran of World War I. Bereaved are his wife, Rachel; one daughter, Mrs. Ester Hart of Cambridge, N. Y.; one adopted daughter; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Probst, of Sardis; and several nieces and nephews. Friends are being received at the Rush Funeral Home in Sardis. Services Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Sardis Church of Christ with Evangelist C. W. Rock officiating. Burial will be in the Sardis Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


JACOB BAYHA

The Wheeling Register, Thurs. Feburary 2, 1899, Page 3

Patriarchs Dead
The Passing of the Aged From Our Presence

Brief biological sketches of those long identified with the community - something of their eventful lives and days of usefulness.

In the death of Jacob Bayha, which occurred at the family residence at 1157-1161 Market street, at 3 a.m. Tuesday, January 31st, is removed one of the oldest and best known citizens of Wheeling. For 65 years - the average life of two generations - this familiar figure and stern but kindly countenance has been a wonted presence in the city's marts and trade and industry, in which his active business familities found ample and consistant employment.

Deceased was born April 12th, 1818, at Plieningen, in the then Kingdom of Wurtenburg, Germany, and emigrated to this country with his parents in 1832. After stopping for a little less than two years in New York, the family came west, travelling by the primative modes in vogue at that day. The trip up the Hudson to Albany was made by steamboat and from thence to Buffalo via the Erie Canal. The emigrants journeyed the remainder of the way to Cleveland in a lake vessel, and came on the Ohio canal to Canal Dover, O., and thence to Wheeling in the old fashioned stage coach. The senior Bayha was a baker by trade, and he first settled in a small house at Jonathan's Ravine, in the North End, which was then well out in the suburbs. Jacob, the third son, was then a lad of sixteen, and the sturdy youth at once found employment with a relative who was in the butcher business. He afterwards worked for Geo. Baird, father of the late Dr. Geo. B. Baird, who kept a grocery on Market square, and went with that gentleman to Washington, Pa., when he removed his business there in the early forties. In 1846 Jacob Bayha had by his industry and frugality, accumulated sufficient funds to enable him to form a partnership with his brother Gottleib, and together they established a bakery on the present site of the Pollack tobacco works on Water street. In 1852 he purchased the lot at 1157-1161 Market street, and placed upon it the building which still stands. A dissolution of partnership took place in 1870, when our subject embarked in the bakery business, from which he has been retired for about fifteen years. For years he was an active member of the old Hope volunteer fire company.

In 1847 deceased was married to Miss Catharine Lauterbach, at Washington, Pa., who preceded him to the other shore sixteen years the coming September. They had born to them eight children, four of whom survive. They are George W., the well known teller of the Germania Half Dollar Savings Bank, H. C., with Jones & Bros, of Twelfth street, and Misses Annie V. and Katie R., who reside at home.

Of the seven brothers and sisters of deceased there are living Gotlieb and John, well known Wheeling Business men, and Mrs. Anna B. Dittman, whose home is corner York and Indiana streets, Island.

The subject of this sketch, if he had lived until the 12th day of next April would have passed his 81st year. His last illness was brief, of but one week's duration, although he had not been robust for a year past. He had during his long and useful career seen the city of Wheeling grow from a provincial vilage to its present proportions, and his keen business enterprise and abounding optomism was much gratified by the progress he had witnesses.

He was a lifelong and consistent member of St. James German Lutheran Church, from which place the funeral will take place to-day at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Peninsula cemetery.

(Debbi Anthony)


Wheeling Intelligencer
Sat. October 1, 1904

John Bayha

One of Wheeling's Oldest Citizens Passed Away Last Night

John Bayha, one of the really old men of Wheeling, died last evening at the age of eighty years. For many years, Mr. Bayha conducted a well known tin shop on Market street, where many of the older residents knew him well on many occasions. His death was due to the infirmities of old age - that old age having made death probable when he was taken sick. Mr. Bayha's wife died only last May. He leaves two sons, Edward and David. The funeral has not yet been arranged for.

Wheeling Register

Saturday, October 1, 1904

John Bayha

John Bayha, an old and highly respected resident of this city, passed away at his late home on Fifteenth street, at 11 o'clock last evening, in the 80th year of his age. His death was due to the infirmities of old age, and for some years past he has been slowly declining in health. His wife departed this life about five months ago. Two years ago Mr. and Mrs. Bayha celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. His brother, Gotlieb Bayha, also a resident of this city, died about one year ago at an advanced age.

The deceased came from Germany when a young man and located in Wheeling, engaging in the bakery business, from which he retired a number of years ago. He is survived by a David H. Bayha, the galvanized iron and cornice dealer, and Edward Bayha, traveling salesman for John S. Naylor & Co. A daughter of the deceased died several years ago.

Note: The Death record is posted on the Death's page.

(Debbi Anthony)


ELIZA JANE HUGGINS BAYLES

[Source: Wheeling Register, April 2, 1918]

Mrs. Eliza Jane Huggins Bayles, one of the oldest residents of this community and widow of the late Thomas Bayles, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nettie Bissett, 15 Twentieth street, in the 95th year of her age.

Mrs. Bayles was born in Marshall county, the daughter of the late Thomas H. Higgins. For many years she lived in Marshall county and was widely known throughout this section and Ohio, having moved here about ten years ago. She was the mother of nine children, two of whom are living. Mrs. Bissett of this city, and J. D. Bayles of Bellplaine, Kan. Her husband preceded her in death seven years. She was a member of the Methodist church and of the Women's Relief Corps.

Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the Schroeder

(Cheryl McCombs.)


THOMAS BAYLESS

[Source: Wheeling Daily Register, Saturday, December 1, 1888]

BAYLESS - On Thursday, November 29, 1888, at 12:30 p.m., THOMAS BAYLESS, in his 53rd year of his age. Funeral from his residence, 118 Thirty-first street, Sunday afternoon, December 2, at 1:30 o'clock. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

(Cheryl McCombs.)


HELEN CRAWFORD BEARRIE

[Source: Wheeling Register, Sunday, March 5, 1922]

BEARRIE, HELEN CRAWFORD - On Friday, March 3, 1922, at 1 o'clock p.m., at the home of her parents, Mr. and J. C. Bearrie, No. 1926 Ashland avenue, Benwood, W. Va., Helen Crawford Bearrie, aged 17 years 3 months and 5 days.

Funeral services Sunday, March 5, at 2 o'clock p. m. Services at McMechen M. E. church at 2:30 o'clock p. m. Interment in McMechen cemetery. Friends of the family invited to attend.

(Cheryl McCombs.)


JAMES HARRY BECKER

[Source: Wheeling Register, Sunday, March 5, 1922]

BECKER, JAMES HARRY - On Saturday, March 4, 1922, at 2:40 o'clock a. m., James Harry, son of Gus J. and Cora May Becker, aged 8 years, 9 months and 26 days.

Funeral from the family residence, No. 407 North Wabash street, on Monday, March 6, at 2 o'clock p. m. Friends of the family are invited. Interment in Greenwood cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs.)


JOHN BEIBIG

[Source: Wheeling Register, June 26, 1871]

Beibig, John; died 6-23-1871; s/o Mr. Edward Beibig; 14 y; drowned in Tygarts Valley River at Grafton.

(Cheryl McCombs.)


ERVIN E. BELL

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Thursday, November 26, 1965]

BELL, Ervin E., 71, of 559 Boggs Run Road, Benwood, a retired employe of Wheeling Steel Corp., died at 1:15 a m. Thursday at his home. A life-long resident of the area, Mr. Bell was born Jan. 5, 1894, in Wheeling, a son of Moses and Pauline Zeirott Bell. He was a World War I veteran. His wife, Mary Myers Bell, died In 1947. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Leola Bell and Miss Leona Bell, both at home; one brother, Clifford Bell, Elm Grove; four sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Black and Mrs. Fred Trabert, both of Wheeling, Mrs. Albert Rider, McMechen, and Miss Flora Bell, Columbus. Friends may call at the Kepner Funeral Home, Thirty -sixth and Jacob Streets. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Pastor Robert Coupe and Pastor John Solvedt will officiate. Burial will be in Allen Grove Cemetery, Sherrard.

(Cheryl McCombs.)


JOSEPH G. BELL

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Saturday, March 18, 1871]

BELL - March 16th, 1871, Joseph G., son of David Bell, Esq., aged 22 years.

Funeral will take place from the residence of his parents on Hampden street, east of Byron, this afternoon at 2 ½ o’clock. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

(Cheryl McCombs.)


WILLIAM A. BELTZ

[Source: Wheeling Register, Monday, September 8, 1919]

William A. Beltz, aged 31 years, and better known as “Jigger” passed away at the Wheeling hospital Sunday morning at 2:15, following a complication. Deceased was the son of the late Valentine and Mary Beltz and was unmarried.

He leaves two brothers Edward and Albert Beltz and two sisters, Mrs. Roy Gary and Mrs. Clyde Pierce, all of this city.

Funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Frank Schroeder Undertaking Parlors, 2605 Chapline street. Interment at Mt. Calvary cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs.)


ELISE HERBERT BENEKE

[Source: Wheeling Register, Sunday, January 8, 1928]

Mrs. Elise Herbert Beneke Dies After Short Illness
Widely Known Resident Of South Wheeling Dies Saturday.

Mrs. Elise Herbert Beneke, widely known resident of this city, passed away last night at 7:30 o'clock at her home, 2511 Eoff street, after an illness of three days. She was in her 81st year.

Mrs. Beneke was the mother of Attorney George C. Beneke and Henry H. Beneke, assistant cashier of the Dollar Savings and Trust company.

A tragic coincidence is found in the fact that Mrs. Beneke's sister, Mrs. Sophie Peters, died last night at her home at Cincinnati within an hour after the death of her mother. Her death culminated a lengthy illness.

The decedent was born at Hanover, Germany, October 24, 1847. When she was 13 years of age her family came to this country and located at Cincinnati. Following her marriage to Claus Beneke, she removed to Wheeling where she has since resided. Mr. Beneke preceded his wife in death 24 years ago.

Mrs. Beneke was a member of the Zion Lutheran church and was active in many of the affairs of the congregation.

Surviving, in addition to Attorney George C. Beneke and Henry H. Beneke, are one son, Dr. John P. Beneke, of Cincinnati, and one daughter, Mrs. Walter C. Spiggle, of Sipesville, Pa. One brother, Henry Herbert, of Cincinnati, also survives. A son, Dr. Albert F. Beneke, died at Cincinnati in 1907.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Rev. A. C. Grotke, pastor of the Zion Lutheran church, will officiate at the services.

(Cheryl McCombs.)


ANN ULLUM BENHAM

[Source: Wheeling News Register, March 23, 2000]

BENHAM, Ann Ullum 76, formerly of Seventh St., McMechen, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, in Park Health Center, St. Clairsville. She was a retired admissions clerk from Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, and a member of the McMechen/Benwood United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lorenzo and Floretta Lewis Ullum; and a sister, Dora M. Allietta. Surviving are a son, Russell E. and his wife, Lisa, of Wellsburg; two daughters, Rebecca A. Martin and her husband, James, of McMechen; and Connie M. Ball and her husband Andrew, of St. Clairsville; two brothers, William D. of Castro Valley, Calif. and Robert of McMechen; a sister, Geraldine M. Schrumpf of McMechen; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Friends received 7-9 p.m. Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall St., McMechen. Arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs.)


ANN ULLUM BENHAM

[Source: Wheeling News Register, March 24, 2000]

BENHAM, On Wednesday, March 22, 2000, ANN ULLUM BENHAM, in her 77th year. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Scott Martin, Stacey Martin Waryck, Jay Martin and his wife, Jennifer, Ethan Benham, Megan Benham, Sarah Ball and A.J. Ball; and eight great-grandchildren, Michael, Rachael, and Taylor Martin, Emily Jo Waryck, Jimmy, Danielle, and Noah Martin, Alex Hawthorne. Friends received 7-9 p.m. Friday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall St., where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Glen Baker officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

(Cheryl McCombs.)


RUSSELL E. BENHAM

[Source: Wheeling Register, Saturday, August 19, 1922]

McMECHEN YOUNG MAN DROPS DEAD AFTER TAKING HEADACHE TABLETS

Russell Benham, Well Known B & O Employee, Dies Suddenly at Sherrard
Arose With Headache, Took Powder and Was Dead Within Half an Hour

Russell Benham, aged 25, prominent young man of McMechen, died very suddenly yesterday morning at Sherrard, after taking three headache tablets. With his wife, who was formerly Norma Marple, he was at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Garvin, in Sherrard, spending the week. Young Benham complained of severe headache, and began taking headache tablets for relief. Within half an hour after he had swallowed the third tablet he was dead. A physician summoned on the case is reported to have announced that the drug paralyzed the young man's heart. Coroner J. T. McCombs, of Moundsville, was called on the case, but last night had not rendered a formal verdict, although death from heart failure will probably be his verdict. Benham was an employee of the B. & O. railroad company and had been out on strike since the shopmen went out several weeks ago. Benham came to McMechen from Indiana about five years ago. He settled down here, after marrying a McMechen young woman. The young couple had made their home on Seventh street and were popular among the younger set of the town. About six months ago they lost their only child, Ruth Benham, who died at the age of two years. The body was brought to McMechen from Sherrard last evening, but as yet arrangements for the funeral are incomplete.

RUSSELL E. BENHAM

[Source: Wheeling Register, Monday, August 21, 1922]

Funeral services for the late Russell Benham, who died suddenly Friday, will be held this morning at 10:30 o'clock, at the late home on Seventh street. Rev. John W. Shitler will officiate. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs.)


RUSSELL EDWARD BENHAM, JR.

[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, March 27, 1999]

BENHAM, Russell E., 76, of Wellsburg, died Friday, March 26, 1999, at home. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Weirton and a World War II and Korean Conflict Navy veteran. he was preceded in death by his parents, Russell E. and Norma Marple Benham; and a sister, Ruth Benham. Surviving are his wife, Francine Kannan Benham; two sons, Russell of Wellsburg and Frank of Boston; two daughters, Mrs. James (Beckie) Martin of McMechen and Mrs. Andrew (Connie) Ball of St. Clairsville; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 40 - 12th St., Room 206, Wheeling, WV, 26003.

(Cheryl McCombs.)


ANNA McDONALD BENNETT

Bennett Mass to Occur on Monday

In St. Alphonsus Church Monday morning at 9 o'clock a mass of requiem will be celebrated for Mrs. Anna McDonald Bennett, 44, wife of Chester Bennett and a resident of Wheeling the greater part of her life, whose death occurred early Friday morning at her home, 2227 Jacob st., following an illness.

A short service to be held at 8:15 o'clock in the Bertschy Memorial mortuary will precede the church service. Interment will be made in Mount Calvary cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, five daughters, one son, a sister, two brothers and four grandchildren.

Wheeling Intelligencer, Saturday, August 1, 1942, page 2

(Debbi Anthony)


SALLIE BERO

[Source: Wheeling Register, Friday, February 17, 1882]

BERO - On Thursday, February 16, 1882, at 9 o'clock a. m., Sallie, daughter of Joseph and Emilie Bero, aged 15 years.

Funeral from the residence of her parents, on LaBelle street, Saturday, February 18th, at 9 o'clock a. m. Friends of the family are invited to attend. Interment at Mt. Calvary cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Wheeling Intelligencer, 26 Feb 1859

FIELDER BERRY, 25 Feb 1859, 74y, funeral from his residence, Main St., Centre Wheeling.


Wheeling Intelligencer, 2 Feb 1853

BERRY, GEORGE (Capt.) died in Wheeling, 40th year, Jan 31, 1853.

Charleston Gazette, October 31, 1941

LEON BROWN "CHU" BERRY (13 Sep 1908 - 30 Oct 1941)

Conneaut, O., Oct 30. -- Leon Berry, New York saxophonist with Cab Calloway's orchestra, died in Brown Memorial Hospital today of head injuries received Monday when the car he was driving struck a concrete bridge abutment a few miles south of here.

Berry and Andrew Brown, another New York saxophonist with the orchestra, were in one car while other members of the orchestra were in a bus traveling to an engagement in Canada after playing at Yankee lake, near Youngstown, O. Brown was released from the hospital.

Berry's wife and his sister, Ann, were were at his bedside at death. The body is being sent to Wheeling, W. Va.

NOTE: Mr. Berry was born in Wheeling on Sept. 13, 1908, the son of Brown Berry and Maggie Glasgow Berry. His death is stated as Oct 31 in many accounts but it was Oct 30, according to this newspaper.

(Linda Fluharty)


1953

Mrs. LILLIAN CLARA BERTSCHY, wife of Clarence J. Bertschy, well known Wheeling funeral director and a life resident of Wheeling, died last night at her home 1501 National Road. Mrs. Bertschy was born Sept 2, 1887, daughter of Nicholas and Anna Schwarb Bandi, attended local schools and was a life member of St. James Lutheran church . Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Meta Lasch of Hillsdale; Mrs. Carolyn Mallery, Elm Grove and a son Nelson Bertschy, Wheeling. Also a brother William Bandi, Wheeling and three sisters, Mary Bachman, Ida West, and Catherine Bartels. A brother George Bandi died July 5 of this year. Burial Greenwood.

(Barbara Johnson)


HELEN BIER

[Source: Wheeling Register, Sunday, September 17, 1919]

Funeral services will be held today over the remains of the late Miss Helen Bier, who died Friday morning at her home on Lafayette avenue, following a lingering illness. The services will be held in the home at 2 o’clock an the Episcopal minister will have charge. Interment will take place in Mt. Rose cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


CAMILLA LIVINGSTON BILL

[Source: Wheeling Register, Friday, January 13, 1882]

BILL - Entered into rest on the morning of January 12, 1882, Camilla Livingston, only child of Edward L. and Jeanette C. Bill, aged 18 years and 10 months.

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”

Funeral services at the house, corner Fifteenth and Jacob streets, at 2 p.m. Friday.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ANNA GIBSON BINGER

[Source: Wheeling Register, Monday, September 8, 1919]

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Gibson Binger, wife of Harold J. Binger, who died on Saturday at the residence of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Annie L. Binger at No. 156 ½ Fifteenth street in her 33rd year, will be held this afternoon, at 4 o’clock, and will be followed by interment in the Peninsula cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


JOSEPH F. BISSONNETTE

Ex Wheeling Park Director Dies Age 80

Services will be held Wednesday (September 17, 1997) for Joseph F. Bissonnette, retired director of development for the Wheeling Park Commission and former executive director of the Pittsburgh (PA) Zoological Society, who died Saturday (September 14, 1997) at home. He was 80.

A resident of Sylvania, Ohio, he was born October 3, 1916 in Sylvania.

He also worked as a business manager for the Toledo Zoo where his efforts boosted membership from 3,500 in 1953 to over 12,700 in 1964. The current membership at the Toledo Zoo exceeds 43,000.

A native of Sylvania, he left Toledo in 1964 to serve as executive director of the Pittsburgh Zoological Society which also blossomed under his leadership. Quabbling between the city and be society forced the group to disband in 1975. He left Pittsburgh and came to Wheeling (WV) to become director of development for the Wheeling Park Commission.

Before taking the post at Oglebay, where he resided until recent years, he served as a consultant.

He was a charter member of the America Future Trees Foundation, headquartered at Oglebay; a member of the Board of Regents for a series of zoo and park management schools conducted by North Carolina State University at Oglebay Park; and a former member of St. Michael Parrish in Wheeling, WV.

He was named Man of the Year in 1972 by the Pittsburgh Jaycees, and was chairman of the board of the Allegheny Club at Three Rivers Stadium until his death.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane Reed Bissonnette, in 1982. Surviving are two sons, Larry of Rossmoor, California; Bob of Sylvania; four daughters, Mary Jo of Sylvania; Mrs. Joe (Thelma) Dongilli of Pittsburgh, PA; Mrs. Mike (Cindy) Ferrell of Lakewood, Ohio; Mrs. Albert (Beth) Dongilli of Pittsburgh, PA; two sisters, Nonie Bissonnette of Sylvania; Mrs. Jim (Bridget) Lymanstall of Toledo; 17 grandchildren; four great grandchildren.

Friends received 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Road, Toledo, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Church, Sylvania, Ohio. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sylvania. Scripture service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Oglebay Park, Wheeling, WV or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

SPECIAL NOTE: A photograph of Mr. Bissonnette accompanied this obituary.

Source: Obituary in "The Intelligencer", Wheeling, WV, Tuesday, September 16, 1997 page 2. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.

(James Edward Dague)


ARTHUR EUGENE BLAKE

[Source: Wheeling News Register, March 24, 2000]

BLAKE - On Wednesday, March 22, 2000, Arthur Eugene, 48, of Hendershot Road, Bellaire, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. Friends received 4-8 p.m. Friday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. Interment in Valley Brook Cemetery. Moundsville.

(Cheryl McCombs)


The Wheeling Register, Wednesday, February 23, 1927

ROBERT BLAKE

ROBT. BLAKE, AGE 86, VETERAN OF CIVIL WAR, DIES AT HOME- LINGERING ILLNESS FATAL TO VETERAN WHO HAD UNIQUE RECORD - A lingering illness of complications in addition to infirmities of advanced age terminated in the death of Robert Blake, veteran of the Civil War and life-long resident of the Wheeling district. Mr Blake died last evening at 6:30 o'clock in his home on Baird street, Elm Grove. Mr Blake had a remarkable record as a soldier in the Civil War, serving in 32 engagements and witnessing the surrender of General Lee, without being wounded. Last June 16, a celebration in honor of Mr. Blake's 85th birthday was attended by members of the G.A.R. throughout the district. The affair was held in the Blake home and as a feature the surrender of General Lee at Appomatix Court House, Virginia, was enacted by the veterans. Mr. Blake was born in Marshall county and for a number of years conducted a farm in that section. A little over 22 years ago Mr Blake retired and moved to Elm Grove, where he resided until death. He is survived by the following sons and daughters: Frank W. Blake of Wheeling; J. E. Blake of Cameron, R. L. Blake of Elm Grove, Mrs. Mary Cole of Elm Grove and Mrs. Lila Moss of Elm Grove. Eleven grandchildren and one great grandson also survive. No arrangements for the funeral have been completed.

(Gary Timmons)


CHARLES BLANCHARD

[Source: Wheeling Register, Thursday, July 20, 1882]

BLANCHARD - July 19, 1882, at 7:45 A. M., CHARLES BLANCHARD, aged 50 years.

Funeral from his late residence, No. 51 Seventeenth street, Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend. Interment at Greenwood cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ALMA CATHERINE CESAR BLAZINA

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Monday, August 17, 1987]

BLAZINA, Alma C., 68, of 227 29th St., Wheeling, died Sunday in Wheeling Hospital. She was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband, Stephen Blazina; two sons, Ronald A. of St. Louis, Mo., and Donald S. of Elgin, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Patricia Ann) Fordyce of Plymouth, Mich.; a brother, William T. Cesar of Wheeling; five grandchildren. Friends received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Final arrangements are incomplete.

Alma Catherine Cesar Blazina

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Tuesday, August 19, 1987]

BLAZINA, Alma C., 68, of 227 29th St., Wheeling, died Sunday in Wheeling Hospital. Friends received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Rosary devotions at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

(Cheryl McCombs)


STEPHEN T. BLAZINA

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Monday, November 2, 1987]

Stephen T. Blazina, 69, of 227 29th St., Wheeling, died Sunday in Wheeling Hospital. He was former owner of the Silver Rail Tavern and a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Wheeling. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Cesar Blazina in August. Surviving are two sons, Ronald of St. Louis, Mo., and Donald of Chicago; one daughter Patricia Fordyce of Michigan; two brothers, Jake of Pittsburgh and Robert of California; three sisters, Sally Ghernick of Florida, Ann Reberich of Pittsburgh and Pat Yates of Corpus Christi, Texas; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete.

Stephen T. Blazina

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Tuesday, November 3, 1987]

Stephen T. Blazina, 69, of 227 29th St., Wheeling, died Sunday in Wheeling Hospital. Friends received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Wheeling. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Vigil services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

(Cheryl McCombs)


CHRISTINA C. BLEIFUS

Unknown newspaper & date - Died Jan 17, 1961

BLEIFUS, Mrs. Christina C., of Middle Wheeling Creek, died at 11:25am Tuesday at her home (Jan 17, 1961). She was born in Monroe County, O., Dec 6, 1877, a daughter of the later John and Appolina Kuntz Sherman. She was married in Wheeling on June 28, 1899, to William R. Bleifus, who survives. She has been a resident of the Middle Wheeling Creek area for the past 50 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Church in Tridelphia, of the Christian Mothers Society and of St. Anthony's Guild. Surviving with her husband are three sons, William J. of Tridelphia, Leo A. of Elm Grove and Paul J. of California; four daughters, Mrs. Charles (Florence Madelyn) Walt of Dallas, Mrs. Joseph (Kathleen) Langmyer of Tridelphia, Mrs. Paul (Alice) Strassner of White Stone, L.I., New York, and Mrs. Herman (Rita)Klug of Tridelphia; one brother, Joseph of Wheeling; 21 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Altmyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, where services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the chapel. A High Mass of Requiem will follow at 9 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetary. The Christian Mothers Society will recite the Rosary on Thursday at 8pm.

[Parenthetical comments added.]

(M. Theresa Cox)


LEO A. BLEIFUS, SR.

Former Owner of Bleifus Tire Dies at Age 89

Leo A. Bleifus, Sr., original owner and operator of Bleifus Tire, Triadelphia, (Ohio County, West Virginia), died Friday, July 31, 1998, at Wheeling Hospital, (Wheeling, WV).

He was born on December 10, 1908, in Wheeling, the son of the late William R. and Christine Sherman Bleifus.

Bleifus was the former owner and operator of Bleifus Meat Market, 16th Street, Wheeling, which closed in 1947; in 1955 he started Bleifus Tire in Triadelphia, which still is in operation. He retired in 1964.

He was a former member of Knights of Columbus; the Carroll Council, No. 504, Wheeling; a former member of the Holy Name Society at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wheeling; a former member of the Elm Grove Civics; and was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church; and was an avid hunter and fisherman. In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by four sisters, Madelyn Walt, Kathleen Langmyer, Alice Strassner and Rita Klug; a grandson, Robert Bleifus. Surviving are his wife, Lucy A. Ledergerber Bleifus; two sons, Robert Lee of Wildmore, California; and Leo A. Jr. of Wheeling; three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Mary Jean) Hohman, Mrs. Charles (Joan) Petri and Mrs. Pete (Patricia) Ceo, all of Wheeling; a brother, Paul; 18 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren.

Friends received noon-3 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling, WV. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. James LaCrosse, S.M., as celebrant. Entombment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Wheeling, WV. Vigil services at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church or the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling.

SPECIAL NOTE: A photograph of Mr. Bleifus appears in the "Wheeling News Register".

Source: Obituary in "Wheeling News Register", Wheeling, WV, Sunday, 2 August 1998 page 4. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.

(James Edward Dague)


Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Tuesday, March 28, 1893

BLUE

On Sunday, March 26, 1893, JOANNA GOON, daughter of C.E. and E. J. Blue. Funeral this (Tuesday) afternoon at 2 o'clock, at St. Luke's P.E. Church, Interment private.

(Sara Richardson Kelly)


Wheeling News Register - March 9, 18--, Page 2

Military Funeral For Aged Veteran

William J. Bole, 89-year-old veteran of the civil war, who died Friday at the home of a son, John Bole, of 47 Thirty-ninth street, will be buried with military honors this morning. Mr. Bole was a former member of the city fire department and a veteran employee of the Wheeling Traction company.

Last night members of the Elrod post of the G.A.R. met at Altmeyer and Sons funeral home, 1400 Eoff street, where special ritualistic were held. Further rites have been set for 8:15 o'clock this morning at the funeral home, to be followed by high mass of requiem at St. Mary's Catholic church. The body will be then taken to Mount Calvary cemetery, where a picked squad from the Blake Brothers American Legion post at Benwood will fire a salute over the grave.

(Kathryn C. Sepulveda-Canning)


ALBERT S. BOND [Source: Wheeling Register, Sunday, March 3, 1889]

BOND - On Friday, March 1, 1889, at 5:30 a. m., ALBERT S. BOND, in the 27th year of his age. Funeral from the residence of his parents, 53 Maryland street, this (Sunday) afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends of the family are invited to attend. Interment at Peninsula cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


MRS. NETTIE BOND

August 4, 1921

Yesterday afternoon from the home of her cousin Frank Carroll, No. 817 Market Street, funeral services were held for the late Mrs. C. C. Bond who died Saturday morning at Casper, Wyoming. The body arrived in Wheeling about noon Wednesday. Rev. Heuser, assistant pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiated at the service and interment was made in Peninsula cemetery.

Mrs. Bond formerly Miss Nettie Belle Carroll, was born and reared in Wheeling and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Carroll.

(Linda Fluharty)


LOUIS BONENBERGER

September 9, 1922

Louis Bonenberger, 61, died at his home, No. 634 National road, yesterday morning at 5 o'clock following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Bonenberger leaves his widow, Mrs. Veronica Bonenberger, and one son, Lawrence, and one daughter, Mrs. Henry Graham. His mother, Mrs. Gertrude Bonenberger; three brothers, Edward J., Peter R., William L., and four sisters, Mrs. Charles Schaub, Mrs. Henry Long, Mrs. E. B. Robinson and Miss Kate Bonenberger, also survive.

(Linda Fluharty)


ROBERT CURTIS BONHAM

[Source: Wheeling Register, Saturday, March 18, 1882]

BONHAM - Entered into rest, at quarter past 9 o'clock on Thursday evening, March 16th, ROBERT CURTIS BONHAM, in the 77th year of his age.

Burial service at St. Matthew's Church at (?) o'clock Sunday afternoon. Interment private.

“God's finger touched him and he slept.”

“He asked life of thee and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.”

(Cheryl McCombs)


JOHN GARRET BOOTH

Feb 11, 1948

Services for John Garrett Booth, 88, resident of the old National road, West Alexander, Pa., will be conducted from the late home tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. the service will be in charge of Rev. R. E. Kaufmann, pastor of the West Alexander Presbyterian church of which Mr. Booth was a member.

Mr. Booth, who had lived in West Alexander for the past 60 years, was stricken suddenly at his home Monday evening. He was engaged in the lumber business and farming during his life.

He was united in marriage to Miss Julia Ealy, who preceded him in death 11 years ago.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Morgan Hoge, West Alexander, and Mrs. Gayle McColloch, West Liberty, W.Va.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A brother, William P. Booth of Washington, Pa., RFD, and two sisters, Mrs. A. B. Gre?? and Mrs. Jane Dorrycott of Washington, Pa., also survive.

Interment will be in West Alexander cemetery.

(Linda Fluharty)


OLIVER BORHAM

April 28, 1930

Death Claims Oliver Taylor Borham

Aged Islander Succumbs to Lengthy Illness Sunday Morning

Oliver Taylor Borham, 78?, died Sunday morning at the home of his son, Nathan Borham, 415 Huron Street, at 4:45 a.m. His death followed an illness from complications extending over one and one-half years. Mr. Borham was born in Warrenton, Ohio, February 28, 1852, and came to Wheeling sixteen years ago. he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Emma Bowman who preceded him in death. He was a retired machinist. He was affiliated with the First Spiritualist church.

Surviving are his son, and one granddaughter and one brother Ross Borham.

The remains are reposing at the Bertchy Memorial Mortuary at Fifteenth and Eoff streets. Services will be conducted from the mortuary chapel Tuesday morning at 10:30, with Rev Ceney in charge. The body will be laid to rest in Greenwood cemetery.

(Linda Fluharty)


ELIZABETH BOSCH

[Source: Wheeling Register, February 11, 1901]

BOSCH - On Monday, February 11th, 1901, at 2 o'clock p. m., ELIZABETH, daughter of Anton and Melone Bosch, aged 16.

Funeral from the residence of her parents, No. 79 Twenty-fourth street, Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock. Requiem mass at St. Alphonsus church at 9 o'clock. Friends of the family are invited to attend. Interment at Mt. Calvary cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ELIZABETH BOSTON

Wheeling News Register - November 21, 1960

Boston, Mrs. Elizabeth A., 97, a life resident of Hannibal, O., passed away suddenly Sunday night at 11:30 at the Pittsburgh residence of her son, Ira D. Boston. Widow of the late Israel D. Boston, she was an active member of the Hannibal Methodist Church. Surviving, beside her son, are two daughters: Mrs. Dio (Pearl) McGinnis, Leon, Iowa: Mrs. Inez Norton of Hyannisport, Mass.; and four grandchildren, among whom is Mrs. Roy A. Byers of Warren, O., who had made her home with her grandmother for many years: and ten great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Daisy Baker, preceded her in death in 1952. Friends will be received at the Rush Funeral Home in Sardis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

NOTE: I have no other information on Mrs. Boston. Her obituary was on the same page as one of my relatives.

(Donna Criswell Mollaun)


BETTY JANE BOWMAN

Betty Jane Bowen, born on August 12, 1921 in Short Creek, W Va. went to be with Jesus face to face on August 25, 2004 at the age of 83.

Known to everyone as "Aunt Betty" retired from Sears and Roebuck in 1981 where she was head cashier at the Torrance Ca. offices service center.

She lived in Victorville Ca. for the passed 21 years.

Aunt Betty never hesitated to talk about Jesus and His love. She represented Him to all that she met (in her own way), as long as our family can remember. Aunt Betty was the matriarc (sic) of our family. She was loved by all who met her.

Proceeded in death by her parents, Nile & Nellie Greene, her husband, Clyde E. Bowen, her sister (only sibling) Evelyn C. Condrey, & her niece, Bonnie L. Irwin. Survived by (no children of her own) two nephews, Thomas, & Robert Irwin, niece, Nellie LaBouef, and many great nephews and nieces too many to list and many friends as well. Aunt Betty will be missed and remembered for many years to come. "Bye Aunt Betz we all love you still!"

Graveside Services at Rose Hills, Whittier Ca. (Garden Of Reflection) on Thursday, September 2, 2004, at 11:00 AM. The family Thanks you for all your many prayers.

Nellie LaBouef

(Becky Baldauf)


ELEANOR VIRGINIA BOWMAN

Eleanor Virginia “Mrs. B” Bowman 75 of Follansbee, WV died Thursday, September 7, 2006 at the Accuity Hospital in Steubenville, OH.

She was born on November 11, 1930 in Wheeling, WV a daughter of the late Alford Stanley and Isabelle Lathem Henry Reeves. She is also preceded in death by her husband whom she married on June 5, 1948 Nile Bowman who passed away in 2003, a Sister, Alfreda Lydick, and a Brother Charles A. Reeves and a stepmother Mary Young Reeves.

Mrs. B was former owner of the Bovandera Club and Mr. “B’s” Grocery. She was a member of the Brooke County Senior Citizens and Methodist by faith.

Surviving are Two Daughters, Eleanor “Rossann” Yovich and husband Donald of Steubenville, OH, Becky Baldauf and husband R.J. of St. Johnsbury, VT, A Son, Doug Bowman and wife, Karen of Clinton, WV, A Sister, Margaret Cooke of Wheeling, WV. Ten Grandchildren, Carolyn Bowman, Nile Bowman, Charles Bowman, and wife, Kasi, Mary Bowman, and Sarah Bowman all of Wheeling, WV, Braden Yovich of Steubenville, OH, Veronica Baldauf, Jeremy Baldauf, Eleanor “Kirstin” Baldauf, and Lane Reeves Baldauf all of St. Johnsbury, VT A Great Grandson, Charles S. Bowman of Wheeling, WV Two Sister-in-laws, Shirley Bowman Fluharty of Dayton, OH, Nora “Tip” Reeves Neff and husband Clarence of Follansbee, WV Several Nieces, Nephews, Friends, and dog Beanie.

Friends will be received on Monday, September 11th from 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. at the James Funeral Home 1245 Main St. Follansbee, WV where services will be held on Tuesday, September 12th at 11:00 A.M. Private Interment will follow in Short Creek Cemetery in Short Creek, WV. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brooke County Animal Welfare League at PO Box 537 Wellsburg, WV 26070.

(Becky Baldauf)


EMMA E. ROBRECHT BOTT

[Source: Wheeling News Register, October 27, 1948]

Emma E. Bott, 72, Succumbs Today

Mrs. Emma E. Robrecht Bott, in her 73rd year, member of a pioneer family of Ohio county and widow of John F. Bott, died this morning at 4:57 o’clock in her home, East Cove avenue, Hillsdale, Elm Grove, following several years illness. She had been bedfast since April of this year.

A daughter of the late Charles H. and Louise Rust Robrecht, she was born at Roneys Point, January 20, 1876. She attended the local schools and on November 15, 1904, was united in marriage John F. Bott, who preceded her in death, March 1, 1933.

She attended St. Vincent de Paul’s Catholic church and was a member of the Christian Mothers society of the parish.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John Fitzpatrick and Mrs. August Ricker, both of Wheeling and Mrs. Albert S. White of Schenectaday, N. Y., and a son, Paul A. Bott of Wheeling and a sister, Mrs. William Stenger of Wheeling. The body was removed to the Altmeyer and Sons funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ETHEL DAVIS BOTT

[Source: Wheeling News Register, February 13, 1920]

Bott Funeral

The funeral of Mrs. Ethel Davis Bott, 20 years of age, who died Sunday, was held yesterday afternoon, with services conducted at 2 o'clock from the residence, 3822 Wood street, by the Rev. August Rasche, pastor of St. Paul's church. Burial was made in Mt. Zion cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


THELMA CLARA BOUNDS

Steubenville Herald Star

WELLSBURG - Thelma Clara "Granny" Bounds, 86, of Wellsburg died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, at Trinity Medical Center West in Steubenville.

She was born on March 29, 1916, in Wheeling, a daughter of the late William and Clara Pebler Rudisill. She was also preceded in death by her

husband, Harold Edgar Bounds in 1980; one daughter, Eileen Sharp in 1983; one son, George B. Bounds in 1996; and one brother, Robert Rudisill in 1997.

She was a Lutheran by faith and a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Vera J. Oliver of Wellsburg and Karen Sue Grywalski and her husband Joe of Brooklin, Ohio; one daughter-in-law, Alice Bounds of Broomall, Pa.; a special friend to the family, David E. Smith of Wellsburg; nine grandchildren, among them, Tammy Oliver, Samuel

"Sam" Oliver and Mark E. Oliver and his wife Stacy, all of Wellsburg; and three great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Chambers Funeral Home, 1030 Main St. in Wellsburg, where services will be held on

Friday, Feb. 14 at 1 p.m., with Pastor Phillip Richards officiating.

Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

(Becky Bowman Baldauf)


WILLIAM A. BOUNDS

Bounds, William A. (Mint), of 4526 Jacob St., died Tuesday at 1:45 a.m. in the Veterans Hospital, Oakland, Pittsburgh, following an illness of eight months. Born Aug. 2, 1890, in Wheeling, he was a son of William A. and Elizabeth Humes Bounds. He was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church, a veteran of World War I, and was employed by the Beech Bottom Manufacturing Co. for the past several years. Surviving are his wife, Essie Trussell Bounds; one son, James W., of Wheeling; two brothers, Charles and Elwood, both of Wheeling; one sister, Miss Delilah Bounds of Wheeling; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Kepner's. Thirty-sixth and Jacob Sts. after 11 a.m. Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Source: Wheeling News Register Tuesday, August 19, 1958

(Alice Bell)


DAVID BOWEN

Martins Ferry Dailey Times - April 6, 1931

David Bowen Dies Monday

David Ivor Bowen, 35, fireman for the Pennsylvania railroad, passed away in the home of his Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Bowen, W. Walnut St, Monday Morning at 2:05 o’clock following a four -week illness with pneumonia.

He was ill at him home, 215 Wabash St, Wheeling Island for about 2 weeks and then his condition because serious, he was moved to the Ferry hospital for treatment. A week ago he was moved to the home of his parents.

Deceased was born in Wales, March 9, 1896, a son of Mr. And Mrs. Edwin Bowen. When he was five months old his parents came to the United States direct to Martins Ferry, and settled here. He resided in this city until years ago when he moved to the Island.

He leaves a wife, two Daughters, Betty Ann and Kathleen, his Parents and the following brothers and Sisters; Thomas of Martins Ferry; Luther of Pittsburgh; Milton of the home; Mrs. George Watkins of Marietta; Mrs. A. R. Shedd of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Lillian and Rachel all of Martins Ferry. He was affiliated with the Holy Trinity Church of the Island.

The body was taken to the Kepner Funeral Home in Wheeling, and Monday evening will be taken to the Family residence on the Island. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday Morning, but the Church in which named will be held has not been names. Interment will take place in Mt Calvary Cemetery in Wheeling.

(Mary Staley)


ALEXANDER BOWMAN

Bowman, Alexander, 82 of Clinton, W.Va., died Friday, July 24, 1981 in Wheeling Hospital. He was born March 9, 1899, son of the late Thomas Bentley and Sarah Connelly Bowman. He was a Methodist and retired employee of Oglebay Park. He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Gosney Bowman in 1969; four brothers; and four sisters. Surviving are a son, Nile A. of Follansbee; a daughter, Shirley Fluharty of Dayton; five Grandchildren. Friends received at the Kepner Funeral Home, National Road at Bethany Pike, Woodsdale, 7-9 p.m. today and noon - 3 and 7-9p.m. Sunday, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday. Interment in Short Creek Cemetery.

Source, Wheeling Intelligencer
(Becky Bowman Baldauf)


FLORENCE SMITH BOWMAN

Entered Into Rest
Bowman - On Thursday, October 21, 1965 at 12:30 p.m. in a rest home. Mrs. Florence Smith Bowman, beloved mother of Roy Lister.

Friends received at Kepner's, 107 Key Ave. on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services there Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Burial in Short Creek Cemetery.

Source: Wheeling New Register

(Becky Bowman Baldauf)


GEORGE ARCH BOWMAN

Wheeling News Register - December 3, 1969

Bowman, George Arch Sr., 82 Clinton, died tuesday at 5:20 a.m. at Peterson Place. He was born October 27, 1887, in Ohio County son of Thomas B. and Sarah Connelly Bowman. He was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church; retired school bus driver and janitor in the Ohio County schools; member of West Liberty Lodge, No. 26, A.F. & A.M. Surviving are his widow, Cora Duvall Bowman; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Helen) Zimmerman, Wheeling; four sons, Thomas C., Walter L., both of Clinton; George A. Jr., Wheeling; Leroy R., Wabasso, Fla; A brother, Alexander, Clinton; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Sonda, West Liberty; Mrs. Lucy Reed, Wheeling; 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren. Friends may call at Kepner Funeral Home, 1308 Chapline St., where services will be held 2 p. m. tomorrow with the Rev. Robert M. Cliser officiating. Interment in Short Creek Cemetery. Liberty Lodge, No. 26 AF and AM will hold graveside services.

(Becky Bowman Baldauf)


HENRIETTA G. BOWMAN

[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, February 16, 1871]

Bowman, Henrietta G.; died 2-3-1871 at Fayettesville, Mo. of consumption; wife of Chas. W. Bowman; age-23y; formerly of Sunfish, Monroe Co., Oh.

(Cheryl McCombs)


JOHN JACOB BOWMAN

[Source: Wheeling News Register, February 10, 1969]

John Bowman, Retired Printer, Dies at 62

John J. Bowman, 62, retired News Publishing Co. employe, died Sunday morning at Wheeling Hospital.

A former resident of 1140 Eoff St., he was born in Wheeling, April 2, 1906, son of Harry and Mary Ann Bannon Bowman; was a member of St. Joseph's Cathedral; the International Typographical Union, Local 79; Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 344; West Virginia Snake Club.

He had been a printer for about 50 years.

Surviving are his widow, Lenora Foredyce Bowman; a daughter, Mrs. Franklin Downing, Wheeling; two grandsons.

Private services will be held Tuesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. F.O.E. Aerie 344 will meet at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Monday for services.

(Cheryl McCombs)


NILE ALEXANDER BOWMAN

FOLLANSBEE - Nile Alexander Bowman, 76, of Follansbee died Saturday, March 15, 2003 at Weirton Medical Center. He was born on Nov. 12, 1926, in Clinton, W.Va., a son of the late Alexander and Myrtle Gosney Bowman.

He was owner and operator of the Bovandera Club, formerly the Bil-Mar Club & also owner of Mr. B's Grocery. He was a WW II veteran of the Marines. He was a Methodist by faith. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Eleanor Reeves Bowman at home; one son, Nile Douglas Bowman and his wife, Karen of Clinton, W.Va.; two daughters, Eleanor "Rossann" Yovich and her husband, Donald of Steubenville and Becky Baldauf and her husband, R.J. of St. Johnsbury, Vt.; one sister, Shirley R. Fluharty of Centerville, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Alec, Carolyn, Charlie, Mary, and Sarah Bowman, all of Clinton; Braden Yovich of Steubenville; Veronica, Jeremy, Kirstin and Lane Baldauf, all of St. Johnsbury. Friends will be received on Wednesday, March 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James Funeral Home, 1245 Main St., Follansbee, where services will be held on Thursday, March 20 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Harry Knight officiating. Interment will be held privately. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brooke County Animal Welfare League.

(Becky Bowman Baldauf)


PEARL BOWMAN

Wheeling Intelligencer, Thursday June 20, 1946

Mrs. Pearl Bowman Found in Small Lake

Coroner Dobbs Orders Inquest Friday Into Clinton Woman's Death Mrs. Pearl Stephens Bowman, 40, of Clinton, and wife of a Filling station operator was found in Avalon Lake in Ohio County Wednesday morning. Her body was recovered by Wheeling firemen approximately four hours after she drowned, in ten feet of water. An unusual phase of her death was that her hands were bound behind her back. Coroner Lee F. Dobbs directed an autopsy be held, and it indicated the presence of water in her lungs and stomach, indicating death by drowning. However, after a conference with Prosecutor Charles Ihlenfeld, it was decided that a formal inquest would be held, which Dobbs set for 2 o'clock Friday afternoon.

Mrs. Bowman had been despondent for some time, the result of ill health. She was the wife of Elwood Bowman of Clinton and the mother of three children.

Left Home Early

It is believed Mrs. Bowman left her home about 4 o'clock in the morning after writing a series of notes to members of her family. The auto was found at 4:45 a.m. in the driveway of Avalon Farms by William Fisher, caretaker of the property. A note was found in the car, while mrs. Bowman's coat, shoes and a flashlight were on the iron grating of the lake overflow.

The note read:
"You will find my body in the lake. I can't stand these headaches any longer. YOur dear mother and loving wife, Pearl." Fisher called Deputy Sheriff, George Gonter, who with Deputy David Davis went to the scene. In the meantime, Mrs. Bowman's daughter, Sarah, 19, about 5 o'clock discovered her mother had left the house and had found the notes in the kitchen.

When the deputies were unable to locate the body, they summoned the Wheeling fire department emergency squad headed by Assistant Chief Henry Bartholomew. They recovered the body about 8 a.m. and it was removed to the Kepner Funeral home. When the body was brought out of the lake, it was discovered that Mrs. Bowman's hands were tied behind her back. It is believed she had accomplished that act to prevent any attempt to swim after she entered the water.

Autopsy is Held

The autopsy was performed by Dr. A.J. Niehaus and Dr. Bobes. They reported to the coroner after the post mortem that they found nothing to indicate violence but that water was found in the lungs and stomach. The coroner then conferred with the prosecuting attorney with a decision being reached to hold a formal inquiry on Friday at 2 o'clock.

Mrs. Bowman is survived by her husband; two daughters Sarah and Florence, and a son, Harold "Bud" Bowman, all of the home. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Kepner Funeral Home. The Rev. R.R. James, pastor of the West Liberty Federated church, will officiate. Interment is to follow in Short Creek Cemetery.

OBITUARY

Bowman Rites on Saturday

Services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Kepner funeral home for Mrs. Pearl Stephens Bowman, 41, wife of Elwood Bowman and a resident of Clinton. whose body was recovered from Avalon lake in Ohio County, wednesday. The Rev. B.R. James, pastor of the West Liberty Federated Church, will have charge and interment is to follow in Short Creek Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be thomas and Leroy Bowman, Robert and Alfred Gibson, william and Thomas Reed.

Mrs. Bowman was born in West Farmington, Ohio, May 29, 1905, a daughter of Stacey and Ida Stephens. She was educated in the West Farmington Schools.

A resident of Clinton since 1926, Mrs. Bowman was a member of the Clinton Methodist church.

She is survived by her husband, Elwood Bowman, to whom she was united in marriage on June 24, 1923; two daughters, Florence Emma and Sara Bowman; one son, Harold Bowman all at home; three sisters, Mrs. Leonard Cole of Warren, Ohio, Mrs. Arch Ludwig and Mrs. Robert Mozingo, both of Beech Bottom, W.Va., and a brother, Ira Stephens of Beech Bottom. A number of nieces also survive.

Source: Wheeling News Register - 6/19/1946

(Becky Bowman Baldauf)


PRYOR BOYD

From the "Wheeling Intelligencer" 1905:

OLD VETERAN OF THE CONFEDERACY

Mr. Pryor Boyd passes away at the City Hospital at ripe old age.

WAS WOUNDED IN THE WAR OF THE REBELLION

Was one of the Distinguished Grays and fought under Stonewall Jackson

On Sunday afternoon at the City hospital, Mr. Pryor Boyd, an old and respected citizen of Wheeling, and a member of the confederate army in the war of the rebellion, died of locomotor ataxia after an illness of years. The deceased was one of the last surviving veterans of the confederate army in the vicinity of Wheeling. In early part of '61 he cast his fortunes with the Southern states, and enlisted under Captain Shriver in the company named after it's commander, known as Schriver's Grays. The regiment was attached to the 27th regiment Virginia Infantry, which was later attached to the Stonewall brigade, commanded by the illustrious Stonewall Jackson. Before he was disabled, however, he was placed in command of his company and when wounded was a lieutenant commanding. His wound was of a serious nature and he could no longer serve in the infantry, but his indomitable will would not allow him to retire to private life, and here enlisted in the cavalry, being assigned to Major Sweeney's battalion.

In this capacity he served during the entire war, and his service of four years was honest and faithful. At the close of the war he returned to Wheeling and engaged in business. Among those who served in his company, and still survive him are Mr. George S. Feeney, and Dr. W. A. Cracraft. His loyalty to the Confederacy is illustrated by the fact that he named his only son after the great southern general, Robert Lee.

The deceased was 67 years of age, and for many years has been in poor health, suffering with the disease that finally proved fatal. Added to this he was impaired by the wounds he received while fighting under the flag of the Confederacy. He was removed to the hospital some time ago, where he passed quietly away. He is survived by three children, two daughters and one son. His son, Robert Lee, is a clerk in the National Exchange Bank, while his daughters, in the teens, are still at home. He is also survived by a sister, Miss Jennie Boyd, who lives at 86 South Penn Street. The funeral will be held from his late residence, 126 Virginia Street, Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The interment will be private and will be in Greenwood cemetery.

(Robert L. Boyd III)


REGINA ROSE FORDYCE BOYD

[Source: Wheeling News Register, October 8, 1983]

BOYD, Regina (Jean) Fordyce, of 22 Elm Lane, Bethlehem, died Friday at her home. She was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Mount Olivet. She was preceded in death by a son Terry, in 1972. Surviving are her husband, Robert J. Boyd; a son, Robert G. (Greg) of Wheeling; two sisters, Eleanor Maloney and Mrs. Roy (Bernadine) Conners, both of Wheeling; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Friends received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and noon to 3 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete.

Regina Rose Fordyce Boyd

[Source: Wheeling News Register, October 9, 1983]

BOYD, Regina (Jean) Fordyce, of 22 Elm Lane, Bethlehem, died Friday at her home. Friends received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, noon to 3 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Mount Olivet at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Catholic Daughters of America rosary devotions at 3 p.m. Sunday and vigil services at 8 p.m. Sunday.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ROBERT LEE BOYD

Wheeling paper, July 1, 1963

R. L. BOYD OBSEQUIES WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Robert Lee Boyd, prominent Wheeling civic leader, who died Sunday, have been scheduled for Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. The Rev. Carl C. Richmond will officiate at rites in St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Wheeling Island.

Mr. Boyd, retired vice-president of Bloch Brothers Tobacco Co., and one of the principal supporters of Oglebay Park, died Sunday at 2:50 p.m. in the Ohio Valley General Hospital. He was 79.

A native of Wheeling, he was born April 1, 1884, a son of Pryor and Frances Myers Boyd, and one of the civic leaders instrumental in Wheeling's acquisition of the tract of land left by the late Colonel Oglebay, which has become today one of the finest city parks in the nation.

Prominent in Masonry he was a 32nd degree Mason and belonged to the Osiris Temple of the Shrine; the Jesters Club; and Wheeling Lodge No. 23 BPOE.

During World War II he served on the Cigar Industry Advisory Committee. He was active in the Wheeling Symphony Society and the Wheeling Area Conference, and was a member of the national board of Tobacco Manufactures. He was also one of Wheeling's honored "Citizens of the Month."

Surviving are his wife, Mary Bachtler Boyd; a son, Robert L., of Pittsburgh; two daughters, Mrs. Donald R. Newman, Cleveland, and Miss Margaret Boyd, at home; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Creswell, of Denver, Colo., and five grandchildren.

Wednesday's services will be followed by interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Friends are now being received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 1308 Chapline St. Wheeling.

(Robert L. Boyd III)


TERRENCE LEE BOYD

[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, Saturday, September 22, 1972]

BOYD, Terrance L., (Terry), 32, of 22 Elm Lane, Bethlehem, died Friday at Ohio Valley General Hospital. He was born in Wheeling, Nov. 27, 1939 son of Robert J. and Regina R. Fordyce Boyd. He was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church; he was educated at Central Catholic High School; graduated from Wheeling College in 1961 and did post graduate work in Vocational Rehabilitation at West Virginia University; a former school teacher at St. John Grade School in Bellaire and later employed at both the West Virginia and Ohio State Vocational Rehabilitation Departments; a member of Wheeling College Alumni Association. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are one brother, R. Gregory, of Wheeling, five nieces and nephews. Friends received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Mass of Participation Monday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Church. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Vigil services Sunday at 8 p.m.

(Cheryl McCombs)


MILDRED MARIE BOZENSKE

[Source: Wheeling Register, Sunday, March 5, 1922]

BOZENSKE, MILDRED MARIE - At the residence of her parents, No. 2710 Wilson street, on Friday, March 3, 1922, at 11:30 o'clock p. m., Mildred Marie, infant daughter of Mattie and Louis Bozenske, aged 8 months and 25 days.

Funeral from the residence of her grandmother, Mrs. Sabina Ryan, No. 2742 Wood street, on Monday, March 6, at 2 o'clock p. m. Interment in Mount Calvary cemetery. Friends of the family respectfully invited to attend.

(Cheryl McCombs)


WALTER JOHN BRADEN

[Source: Wheeling News Register, January 18, 1975]

BRADEN, Walter John, 68, of 129 Taylor Ave., Wheeling, died at the Ohio Valley General Hospital Friday night. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Wheeling and was a retired millworker at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel. Surviving are his wife, Clara Dayton Braden; three sons, John G. of Warwood, Delbert B. and Earl, both of Wheeling; two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Betty V.) Springer and Mrs. Jerry (Sandra) Berisford, both of Wheeling; two brothers, Phillip and Sherman Braden, both of Wheeling; one sister, Mrs. Karl (Mary Jane) McCombs of Wheeling; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Friends will be received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, on Sunday from 12-3 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. Interment in Park View Memorial Gardens.

(Cheryl McCombs)


The Wheeling Register, page 2, 7 April 1928:

The body of William Harvey Braden, of Elm Grove, who died Thursday at a Weston hospital, arrived in Wheeling last night and was taken to Crider Bros. funeral home and will be removed to the family home at 18 Sycamore avenue, Elm Grove, this morning. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. J. W. Bickett of the Roney's Point U. P. church, in charge. Burial will be at Dallas cemetery.

(Tom Welsh)


ANNA BELLE BRADLEY

[Source: Wheeling Register, March 17, 1919]

On Sunday, March 9, 1919, at10:50 o'clock a.m., at her late residence, No. 26 Seventeenth street, Anna Belle, wife of John T. Bradley, in the 55th year of her age.

(Cheryl McCombs)


MARY BRADY

[Source: Wheeling Register, Saturday, February 11, 1871]

BRADY - On Friday, February 10th, at 3 o’clock A. M., Mrs. MARY BRADY, in the 80th year of her age.

The funeral will take place from the residence of her son-in-law, John Costello, on Market street, above North street, this (Saturday) afternoon at 3 o’clock. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

(Cheryl McCombs)


CHARLES J. BRANZ

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Friday, July 5, 1946]

Bannock Man Rites Private

Private funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon in the Beck mortuary at St. Clairsville for Charles J. Branz, 64, who died Wednesday afternoon after three years of illness. Rev. Glenn C. Strohl will officiate and burial will be made in Union cemetery.

Born in Tyrol, he had lived at Bannock for 33 years. He operated a confectionery here until illness forced him to retire three years ago. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Anna V. Branz; two children, Robert C. and Betty Jean of Bannock; two brothers, Frank M. Branz of Vulcan Mich., and C. A. Branz of Lafferty, five sisters, Mrs. Fortuna Stefani of Lafferty and four who live in Italy.

(Cheryl McCombs)


HAROLD J. BREIDING

[Source: Wheeling Register, March 17, 1919]

On Saturday, March 15, 1919, at 8:15 o’clock p.m., at the Ohio Valley General Hospital, Harold J., infant son of Alfred W. and Marie Breiding, aged 5 weeks.

Funeral services at the family residence, No. 121 Nineteenth street, on Monday morning at 10 o’clock. Friends invited to attend. Interment at Mount Calvary cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Edward C. Bremer

[Source: Wheeling News Register, July 22, 1966]

BREMER, Edward C., 81, of 3606 Ewing St., Wheeling, died Thursday at 8:30 p.m. in a nursing home. Born Nov. 12, 1884, in Wheeling, he was the son of Wilhelm and Malsena Osborne Bremer. He was a retired roofer and was self-employed. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Scheestel Bremer; two sons, William of Wheeling and Edward of Weirton; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Neuhart of Wheeling; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Beiswenger Funeral Home, 3828 Jacob St., after 7 p.m. Friday. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Rev. Earl Adelsperger officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


EDWARD W. BREMER

[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, March 30, 1996]

BREMER, Edward W., 77, of 22 Romney Road, Wheeling, died Friday March 29, 1996, in Wheeling Hospital. Friends received 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio County Chapter of the American Heart Association.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ELIZABETH M. SCHEESTEL BREMER

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Friday, January 3, 1969]

BREMER, Mrs. Elizabeth M., 74, of 3312 Jacob St., died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at her home. She was born July 28, 1894, in Bonn, Germany, daughter of the late Emil and Elizabeth Faulstein Scheestel. She was a member of the 20-year Club of Stone and Thomas. Her husband, Edward Bremer, died July 23, 1966. Survivors include two sons, William E. of Wheeling and Edward W. of Weirton; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Neuhart of Wheeling; two brothers, Emil of Wheeling and Frank of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Mrs. Edward Gertz of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. Margaret Hennis of Fairborn, O.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Friends received at Beiswenger Funeral Home, 3828 Jacob St., after 7 p.m. Friday. Services there at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Frank Young officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery

(Cheryl McCombs)


EMMA ELIG BREMER

[Source: Wheeling Register, January 3, 1894]

Mrs. Henry Bremer died suddenly yesterday morning at her home in Moundsville, aged 25 years. She was a sister of Charles J. Elig, of this city, and her maiden name was Emma Elig. She was married to Mr. Bremer a little over a year ago. A child, four weeks old survives her. The bereaved family has the deepest sympathy of a host of friends.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ELIZABETH BRIDENSTEIN

[Source: Wheeling Register, Friday, February 17, 1882]

BRIDENSTEIN - On Thursday, February 16, 1882, at 6 o'clock p. m., Elizabeth Bridenstein, in the 63rd year of her age. Funeral notice tomorrow.

(Cheryl McCombs)


VICTOR BRILSKI

Brilski Services

A high Mass of Requiem will be sung at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Ladislaus Church for Victor Brilski, of Windsor Heights, who died Wednesday night in the Ohio Valley General Hospital, Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery. The Altmeyer Funeral Home is in charge.

-Wheeling News-Register, Friday, January 14, 1955, page 4

(Debbi Anthony)


CHARLES D. BRINGMAN

[Source: Wheeling News Register, September 5, 1957]

BRINGMAN - On Tuesday, Sept. 3, 1957, Charles D., beloved husband of Mrs. Marie Speece Bringman.

Friends received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St. Services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Friday. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


BRINKMAN, Velma D. Coates Criswell, 68, of the Overlook Apartments, National Road, Wheeling, died Saturday at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Criswell in 1978. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Dianne) Brinkman of Fairmont, W. Va., and Mrs. Terrance (Donna) Mollaun of Cincinnati; a grandson, Todd Mollaun of Cincinnati; three granddaughters, Tracy Marshall of Charleston, W. Va., Jessie Marshall of Fairmont and Holly Mollaun of Cincinnati. Friends received at Kepner Funeral Home, National Road ay Bethany Pike, Wheeling, 7-9 p.m. Monday, where services will be held ay 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wheeling Heart Association or Wheeling College.

NOTE: This is my mother. Dianne Brinkman was Dianne Marshall, wife of John Marshall of Wheeling, who she divorced in 1986. The one grandson’s name is spelled “Tod” not “Todd”.

(Donna Mollaun)


JOSEPH W. BRITT

[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, November 23, 1871]

Britt, Joseph W.; died 11-22-1871; age 3y 11m; s/o John T. & Catherine G. Britt; funeral from residence of father on Lindsley st., between Sixth & Seventh.

(Cheryl McCombs)


NANCY EILEEN DAYTON RENZLER BRITT

[Source: Wheeling News Register, March 9, 2000]

BRITT, Nancy Eileen, 64, of Kilgore Road, Bellaire, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, in Heartland-Lansing and Rehabilitation Center. She was a waitress for Rose Cafe, the Antler and Dee's Grill. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Christine Renzler; her parents, Sam and Ida Fordyce Dayton; two brothers, Sam and Charles Dayton; three sisters, Elizabeth Tesoro, Norma Jean Hudock and Virginia Dayton. Surviving are her husband, Bernard L.; two sons, Craig and Barry Renzler, both of Bridgeport; a daughter, Suzanne Hores, of Bridgeport; three sisters, Mildred Melchioris of Evansville, Ind., Patricia Santore of Bellaire, Mich., and Carolyn Scott of Metchun, N.H.; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. There will be no visitation or services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Hospice, 98B East Cove Road, Wheeling, WV 26003. Arrangements by Bauknecht Funeral Home, 441-37th St., Be1laire.

(Cheryl McCombs)


SARAH ZANE BROCKUNIER

[Source: Wheeling Register, Friday, February 17, 1882]

BROCKUNIER - At her residence, Bloomingdale farm, Belmont county, Ohio, Thursday morning, February 16, 1882, at 2 o'clock, Sarah Zane Brockunier, relict of the late Rev. S. R. Brockunier, in the 85th year of her age.

The funeral will take place from her late residence Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment at Greenwood.

(Cheryl McCombs)


CHILD BROWN

[Source: Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Monday, January 11, 1892]
[Under Bellaire column]

A five year-old child of Andrew Brown, the well known butcher of Wegee, took sick on Saturday and died yesterday of some peculiar ailment the physician did not quite understand.

(Cheryl McCombs)


EULA HUFF BROWN

[Source: Wheeling News Register, August 6, 1962]

BROWN, Mrs. Eula Huff, native of McMechen, died Friday at Hazelton, Pa., where she resided. She was born in McMechen Dec. 30, 1897, a daughter of the late William Clinton and Phoebe Gregg Huff. Surviving are her husband Garrett Brown; four daughters; two sons; two brothers, Chester Huff of Glendale, and Harry Huff of Steubenville, and a sister, Mrs. Gladys Rayle of Wheeling. Services will be held Tuesday at Hazelton.

(Cheryl McCombs)


MAUDE BROWN

[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, January 2, 1871]

Brown, Maude; died 12-30-1870; d/o John & Mary Brown of LaBelle st.; age-2y 1m 10d.

(Cheryl McCombs)


GERTRUDE LAMB BRUES

[Source: Wheeling Register, Friday, February 3, 1871]

BRUES - Thursday morning, February 2, at 9 o’clock, GERTRUDE LAMB, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Brues, aged ten months and 19 days.

The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2 o’clock, from the residence of the parents on the Island. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

(Cheryl McCombs)


JAMES M. BULGER

Barnesville Enterprise - January 20, 1886

"Squire James M. Bulger, an ex-justice of Wheeling, died last Thursday in the West Va. Hospital for the Insane, where he had been an inmate for about a year, on account of the failure of his physical and mental health. During his years of health Squire Bulger had many friends in Wheeling and elsewhere. He was a cousin, we believe, of George and John Bulger, of this place, and a man who was much respected where he was best known."

(Tambra Turano-Davis)


MRS. R. J. BULLARD KILLED ON ELM GROVE MOTOR LINE WHILE WALKING ON TRACK

Walking Toward the Car With Head Down, and Did Not
Hear it Approaching, Near Pryor's Station This Side of Elm
Death Occurred Almost Instantly and Body was Badly Mangled

Accident Unavoidable
Car was Going Down Incline, and the Track was Icy

Coroner Viewed Remains

A most sad and deplorable accident occurred near the Pryor Station, this side of Elm Grove about 5:30 o'clock Monday evening, in which Mrs. R. J. Bullard was almost instantly killed. Mrs. Bullard had been to the Bedillion general store at Elm Grove, and was returning home with a few small parcels in her arms. The Bullard home is in Park View, a distance of about a mile from the store and for some reason or other, Mrs. Bullard decided to walk home. Coming up the grade of the National Pike, the wind and rain was blowing in her face and this, coupled with the fact that who was hard of hearing, prevented her from seeing or hearing the car which was coming down the incline at a rapid rate. The car which struck the unfortunate woman was # 21, being one of the extras leaving the city about 5:00 o'clock. The crew consisted of Walter Davis, conductor and Clarence Morrison, motorman.

As is known the tracks were very slippery at the time of the accident and motorman Morrison claims that he saw Mrs. Bullard ahead of the car for some distance but at the time who was not on the track. When he saw her the second time, she was on the track and he gave the warning repeatedly, and at the same time made an effort to reduce the speed of the car, but he found it difficult to do so for the reason that the rails were icy. An island before the car struck the unfortunate woman, she looked up, but it was too late.

The car struck her on the right side of the head ad body and passed completely over her. The motorman succeeded in getting the car stopped near the switch and Mrs. Bullard was carried down to the car which struck her in a half conscious condition. Dr. Cracraft was immediately summoned, but before he arrived, the soul had passed to its maker.

An examination was hurriedly made and it was found that the right side of the skull was badly fractured and the right limb horrible mangled below the knee. Evidently the fracture of the skull caused death. The body was otherwise badly bruised.

Mrs. Bullard was the wife of R. J. Bullard, manager of the Bullard Printing company on Main Street, and friends notified him at his place of business of te sad occurrence. He, with his brother, Dr. Bullard, and other relatives immediately went to the scene of the accident. At 9:00 o'clock last evening the remains were removed to this city and taken to the Bertschy undertaking rooms.

County Coroner Fitzpatrick was notified of the accident and accompanied by officer Humen, went out to Elm Grove to make the customary examinations. It was not possible to set the date of in inquest late last evening, because the witnesses had not been summoned.

Mrs. Bullard was formerly Miss Alice O. Smith of Middleport, Ohio. She is survived by her husband and 4 children; Dr. Ernest Bullard, Mrs Ross Robinson, of Martin's Ferry, and Misses Mabel and Hazel Bullard, who reside at the home at park View.

(Sandra Ferguson)


REUBEN JAMES BULLARD

12-18-1934

Native of Wheeling and long Associated with Printing House

Reuben James Bullard, aged 86, died at 5:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home at 510 Catawba Street, Martins Ferry. He had been ill for a week of complications.

Deceased was for a half century connected with the Bullard Printing company of this city. He was a native of Wheeling born Sept 12, 1848, a son of Reuben James and Susan Miller Bullard, his father being a native of Virginia and his mother of Georgia. He was educated in the once famous Richard Harding school for boys here. He was a member of St. Paul's P.E. church of Martins Ferry and the last of 7 children.

His first wife, Alice O. Smith of Middleport, Ohio, died in 1903, and he later was united in marriage to Minnie Koenline, of Bridgeport, who survives him. Children of the 1st marriage are Dr. Ernest S. Bullard of Palm Beach, Fla; Mrs. Ross Robinson and Mrs. Wilbert S. Woods of Martins Ferry; and Mrs. Harry Conrad of Wheeling. Also surviving are 3 grandchildren, James Robinson of Toronto, Ohio; Alice Conrad of Wheeling and Lois Ann Woods of Martins Ferry.

The remains are at the Wilson funeral home at Bridgeport where services will be conducted by Rev. Charles Snydor of St. Lukes P. E. Church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Burial will be in Stone Church cemetery at Elm Grove.

(Sandra Ferguson)


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, January 5, 2009

Todd Hupp Bullard, Ph.D., of Charlottesville, Va., former president of Bethany College and provost of Rochester Institute of Technology, died January 1, 2009, after a courageous struggle with diabetes.

He was born May 31, 1931, in Wheeling, W.Va., the son of L. Todd Bullard and Katharine Virginia Netting Bullard.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 55 years, Ella Rickey Bullard; a son, Todd W. (Beth) Bullard; three daughters, Katharine (Marty) Becker of Charleston, W.Va.; Alice (Randy) Bower of Victor, N.Y.; and Janice (David) Pieterse of Pittsford, N.Y.; grandchildren, Ben, Clara, Nathanial and Michael Bullard; James and Todd Becker; Katie and John Bower; Will and Ella Pieterse; and his sister, Kay (Maurice) McCaffrey of Amelia Island, Fla.

Dr. Bullard was predeceased by a son, James Hupp Bullard, and two brothers, Robert Hazlett Bullard and Nathaniel Wells Bullard.

During his distinguished career in higher education, Dr. Bullard served as president of Bethany College, Bethany, W.Va., 1980-1988; the first provost of Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y., 1970-1980, president of Potomac State College, Keyser, W.Va., 1964-1970; and as the first president of Parkersburg Community College, Parkersburg, W.Va., 1961-1963.

Dr. Bullard earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1964, an M.A. in political science from West Virginia University in 1956, and a B.A. from West Liberty State College in 1953. He served as director of education at the West Virginia Penitentiary, Moundsville, W.Va. in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army 1953-55, honorably discharged after service in Germany. As an undergraduate at West Liberty State College, he served as president of the student body and founded the Chi Nu fraternity.

Dr. Bullard's professional activities included serving as president of the West Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges; president of the West Virginia Association of College and University Presidents; commissioner-at-large of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; chairman of the Council of Chief Academic Officers, Rochester Area Colleges; and member and chair of evaluation teams of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Dr. Bullard wrote and presented many speeches, papers and publications on college policy, planning, problems and curriculum. He held leadership roles in the higher education division of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Throughout his career he served on numerous community and charitable boards for the arts, youth development, government and business.

A leader in all of his endeavors, he was an avid reader, debater, intellectual thinker and student of history and politics. His family and friends treasured his great sense of humor and strength of character. He was devoted to his family and enjoyed the simple pleasures of gardening, walking, conversation and quiet reflection.

Dr. Bullard retired in Virginia in 1988 and served as scholar-in-residence for the Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia from 1988 to 1991.

The family would like to thank the staff of The Martha Jefferson House for their compassionate care during his illness.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Olivet Presbyterian Church, 2575 Garth Road, Charlottesville (Ivy).

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the RIT Fund at Rochester Institute of Technology, Office of Development, 116 Lomb Memorial Dr., Rochester, NY, 14623; or the James Hupp Bullard Memorial Scholarship Fund at Bethany College, Bethany, W.Va., 26032.


JAMES ELMER BURD

[Source: Wheeling News Register, February 7, 1940]

On Tuesday, February 6, 1940, at 12:30 o'clock p.m., in Reynolds Memorial hospital, Glendale, W. Va., James Elmer Burd, in his 77th year.

The body was removed to the Bertschy Memorial mortuary, Eoff at Fifteenth street, Wheeling. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ELSIE I. TOLAND BURGY

[Source: Wheeling News Register, January 16, 1992]

BURGY, Elsie I. Toland, 89, formerly of Barton, died Wednesday in Oak View Nursing Home, St. Clairsville. She was a Methodist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl J., in 1957; four sons, Calvin, Arthur, Walter and Louis; two daughters, Evelyn Conner and Louise Burgy; her parents, Robert G. and Virginia Bell Wallace Toland; three brothers; a sister. Surviving are two sons, Everette N. of Bellaire and Virgil A. of Wheeling; four daughters, Margaret I. Richards of Midway, Ohio, Violet Bell Lomax of East Liverpool, Helen M. Soltes of Barton and Jane Cooper of Toronto; 35 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; 62 great-great-grandchildren. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday ,it Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Road, Brookside, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. Interment in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove.

(Cheryl McCombs)


LOUISE MAY BURGY

[Source: Wheeling News Register, February 7, 1940]

Infant Dies

Louise May, one of twins, daughter of Carl and Elise Toland Burgy, died at the family home in Barton Tuesday afternoon. The child was born on January 15 and in addition to her twin brother Louis, is survived by the parents and following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Margaret Richards of Barton, Violet, Helen, Jeanette, and Evelyn, Calvin, who is in a CCC camp in Idaho, Arthur, Virgil, Everett, and Walter, and the grandfather, Nelson Burgy of Barton. The remains were removed to Howard Wilson funeral parlors and burial will be made Thursday morning in Linwood cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


D. M. BURLEY

[Source: Wheeling Register, Tuesday, January 24, 1871]

BRAKESMAN KILLED.

A brakesman on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, named D. M. Burley, was killed on Sunday night or yesterday morning, while his train was near Cameron. He was jumping from one car to another and fell between them, the wheels of the cars passing over and killing him instantly. This was only the second trip the unfortunate man had made on the road. He was formerly a schoolmaster, we believe. He leaves a wife and family to mourn his loss.

(Cheryl McCombs)


GLENN BURNS

Wheeling News Register - November 21, 1960

Burns, Glenn (Bud), 30, of Belmont RD, died Sunday afternoon at Columbus. He was born in Cleveland, Oct. 16, 1930, a son of Glenn and Ann Wineman Burns and is survived by his parents: two sisters, Mrs. Joann Lynn of Reynoldsburg, O., and Mrs. Marjorie Coldren of Franklin, PA. Friends may call at the Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home, Bethesda, after 7 p.m. today. Funeral plans are incomplete.

NOTE: I have no other information on Mr. Burns. His obituary was on the same page as one of my relatives.

Submitted by Donna Criswell Mollaun


JACOB BURR

[Source: Wheeling Register, Tuesday, February 12, 1901]

BURR - At Sherrard, W. Va., on Saturday, February 9th, 1901, at 7 o'clock a. m., Jacob Burr aged 85 years.

Funeral from his late residence at Sherrard, W. Va., on Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock. Friends of the family invited to attend. Interment Mt. Calvary cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


WILLIAM E. BURT

[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, January 31, 1871]

Burt, Wm. E.; died 1-26-1871 near St. Louis, Mo.; age-55y; formerly of Wellsburg.

(Cheryl McCombs)


RUTHANN BUZZARD BURTON, age 72, of 817 Orchard Drive, Macomb, died at 6:55 p.m. Sunday, January 21, 2001 at her home.

She was born on November 12, 1928 in Wheeling, West Virginia, the daughter of Charlie and Mamie Bruhn Buzzard. She married William L. Burton on August 24, 1958 in Springfield, Ohio. He survives.

Also surviving are one son, James (Maggie) Burton of Springfield, Missouri; one daughter, Carol (Biddle) Gray of Woodbridge, Virginia; one sister, Mrs. Virginia (William) Crowl of Wheeling, West Virginia; arid several nieces and grandnieces.

She attended public schools in Wheeling and was a graduate of Tridelphia High School there. She attended Bethany College (West Virginia) and received a BA in English from Wittenberg University. She earned a MS in Library Science from Western Reserve University. During her professional career she worked at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.; in the Dayton, Ohio, Public Library; the Memorial Library at Wittenberg University; and the Memorial Library at Western Illinois University. At Dayton she devoted much of her time to the Bookmobile Service, while at Wittenberg and Western Illinois University she specialized in cataloging.

Ruthann was one of the founding members of the Macomb League of Women Voters and served as that organization's first president. For many years she was active in the Embroider's Guild and was a member of Macomb Beautiful and the McDonough County Genealogical Society. After retirement in Macomb she worked as a volunteer counselor. She was long active in genealogical research and was an avid gardener, needle worker, and seamstress.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday afternoon at 3:00 p.m., January 25, 2001 at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Ron Green, chaplain of McDonough District Hospital and the Hospice Program, will officiate, while friends will offer personal memories.

Memorials may be made to the McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program.

(Bill Burton, husband)


ELIZABETH TITTLE BUSBY

[Source: Wheeling Register, Saturday, February 10, 1894]

Death of Mrs. Busby.

Mrs. William Busby, widow of the late William Busby, died at her residence in this city last night at 9:40 o'clock, in the seventy-ninth year of her age. A coincidence was that her husband died in October, 1892, on a Friday night. She leaves the following children: Mrs. W. B. McNeeley, Lemuel T., George, Samuel and Charles Busby. She has resided in Wheeling since 1833, and was born in Baltimore in 182(3?), and married William Busby in the thirties; her maiden name was Elizabeth Tittle. She has retained the respect of her many friends and acquaintances throughout her long residence here, and her untimely demise will be sincerely mourned.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Unknown newspaper, Evansville, Indiana - Unknown date

THOMAS BUSH - Died Nov 26, 1884

Found Dead

The venerable father of Lon Bush was found dead in his bed yesterday morning. He retired Tuesday night in his usual health and spirits, and in the absence of an examination or inquest the cause could not be ascertained. Mr. Bush was an old and well known citizen, having lived in the city for nearly forty years. He leaves a family of grown children and quite a number of grandchildren.

BUSH - At 5 o'clock Wednesday morning, Thomas Bush; age 67 years, 6 months and 13 days. - The funeral will take place on Thursday, November 27, from his late residence No. 900 Walnut street. Friends are invited to attend.

NOTE: Thomas Bush and Caroline Marlett were married at St. Mathews Episcopal Church, Wheeling, on October 24, 1838. [Marriage Record]. After leaving Wheeling with his wife and two sons, Alonzo and Platoff Bush, they lived in Evansville, Indiana (In Evansville census for 1850). Caroline Marlett, the d/o of Henry and Jerusha Marlett, is presumed to have been born in or near Wheeling in 1822. Per an affidavit from Irena Mills (Thomas' 2nd wife) in a Civil War Pension file, Caroline died in Evansville, IN in April 1847 from Consumption.

(Steve Busch )



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