Ohio County "C" Obituaries   
 


JAMES W. CAIN

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Friday, September 3, 1943]

James W. Cain Rites Saturday

Services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at the Olszta funeral home for James W. Cain, veteran of World War I, who died Thursday in the Veterans hospital at Aspinwall, Pa. Interment will follow in the Cain cemetery at Clarington, Ohio.

The family residence is at 4260 Franklin street, Bellaire, O.

Mr. Cain was a charter member of Blake Brothers Post of the American Legion in Benwood.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Cain, two sons, Kenneth Robert Cain at home, and Arlington E. Cain with the U. S. Navy; one daughter, Miss Regina Cain, Bellaire, O.; four sisters, Mrs. Frank DeBolt, Wheeling; Mrs. Howard Dunfee, Bellaire, O.; Mrs. Margaret Wright, Bellaire, O., and Mrs. Eugene Grossenback, Woodsfield, O.; his father, Isaac Cain, Clarington, O.; his grandfather, James W. Cain, Clarington, O.

(Cheryl McCombs)


NEVA NAOMI CALDWELL

Caldwell, Neva Naomi, 99, of Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling, W.Va., died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at her residence. Neva was born in Pine Hill, W.Va., June 25, 1902, daughter of the late James Lincoln and Texie Gamble Caldwell. She was a descendent of the Lewis Wetzel family.

Miss Caldwell was the oldest living member of the Stone Presbyterian Church, Elm Grove; was a graduate of West Liberty State College with an bachelor of art degree in education.

Neva was a retired school teacher, having taught at the Kruger Street School, Elm Grove, for 47 years, this was the same school that she had attended as a child.

In addition to her parents, preceding her in death was a brother, Charles C. Caldwell; her sister, Ada Caldwell Shimp; and her cousin and caregiver James Lawrence Gamble, in 2001.

Surviving are numerous cousins and friends.

Friends will be received 4-8 Pm Friday at Kepner Funeral Home, 160 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling. Funeral service will be held at 11am Saturday at Stone Presbyterian Church, Wheeling, with the Rev. Eric Powell officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stone Presbyterian Church, 25 E. Cove Ave. Wheeling, W.Va. 26003 ...

NOTE: picture also in paper.

(Phyllis Slater)


JAMES W. CAMPBELL

[Source: Wheeling Register, January 17, 1871]

CAMPBELL - On Thursday, Jan. 12, 1871, at 11 o’clock, JAMES W. CAMPBELL, late of the firm of Campbell & Hardin, in the 28th year of his age.

Funeral services will be held to-day at 12 o’clock, at the residence of his mother, on Pine street, Wheeling Island. The remains will be taken to Wellsburg for interment on the 2 P. M. train.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Wheeling Register, April 15, 1887

Death of Col. Robert Campbell Yesterday Afternoon

A Sketch of the Life of an Old and Public Spirited Citizen...

Col. Robert Campbell died at his residence, No. 11 South Penn street, Island, about 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, aged about 70 years and six months. The duration and character of his illness are well known, mention of his condition having been frequently made in these columns during the past three or four weeks. For a week past Mr. Campbell steadily grew weaker, and his family and friends realized several days ago that the end was not far off.

Few of our citizens had a wider acquaintanceship or were held in higher esteem, and the announcement of his death, last evening, occasioned general regret. Deceased was born in Chester county, Pa., September 16, 1816. His boyhood was mostly spent in Lancaster county, where the family removed shortly after the birth of the deceased. In 1831 Mr. Campbell, having learned to be an engineer, entered a Fulton paper mill in that capacity, remaining ther for several years. He followed the occupation of engineer for about fifteen years, and then, about the year 1850, he was engaged as foreman of the Island Foundry, where he spent the next seven years. In 1860 or 1861 deceased engaged in the foundry business with Mr. Joseph Bell, and a few years later he embarked in business with Mr. Duffield, on Main street, handling copper and tin ware, castings, &c. He left this business about 1865. From that time until 1869 Mr. Campbell conducted a grocery on Penn street, Island, and thenwent on a farm. Ill health obliged him, after a year, to return to the city, and he engaged in real estate speculation with marked success.

Eight years ago he was elected a member of the first Board of Public Works, and his connection with the Board and his subsequent street paving work are familiar to our readers.

Mr. Campbell was noted for his energy and great public spirit. His assiduous labors on behalf of the State Fair Association amply illustrated these traits of character. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the State Fair Association for three years, and did much to put the enterprise on its feet. At the time of his death he was a member of the Committee on the Grounds. He was also interested in the new Dollar Savings Bank and other enterprises. The time of the funeral has not been fixed as yet.

(Linda Fluharty)


CARRIE CAPPS

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

Capps Funeral.

Last rites for Mrs. Carrie Capps, 64 years of age, widow of William Capps, who died Tuesday, were held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the residence, 908 Market street, conducted by the Rev. W. G. Ulfert, pastor of St. John's church. Burial was made in Peninsula cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


DELLA V. CAPTOR

[Source: Wheeling News Register, May 11, 1998]

CAPTOR, Della V., 92, of Smithfield, died Saturday, May 9, 1998, in Heartland Nursing Home, Lansing. She attended Smithfield Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo, in 1966; her parents; three brothers; two sisters. Surviving are a, son, Robert of Smithfield; a daughter, Dorothy Karl of Warren, Ohio; six grandchildren. Friends received 7-9 p.m. today at J.E. Foster Funeral Home, Hill Street, Smithfield, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment in Northern Cemetery, Smithfield.

(Cheryl McCombs)


JOSEPH CARDAMONE

Wheeling Intelligencer - 11/12/1971

CARDAMONE, Joseph, 92, of the Milliken Home, RD 2, Wellsburg, died there Thursday morning. He was born Jan. 22, 1879 in Italy. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and was a retired steel mill employee. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Luigi Isfrate of Follansbee and Mrs. Angelina Phillips o Detroit; eight grandchildren and 32 great- grandchildren. Friends received at the James Funeral Home, Follansbee, after 1 p.m. Friday where arrangements are incomplete.

NOTE: I have no other information on this person. The obituary was on the same page as one of my relatives. It was difficult to read the birth day. It may be 23 or 22.

(Donna Criswell Mollaun)


DORIS RAYNELLE MONTES CARENBAUER

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Wednesday, October 13, 1999]

CARENBAUER, Doris Raynelle Montes, 71, of Edgington Lane, Wheeling, died Tuesday, October 12, 1999, in Wheeling Hospital. She was a Methodist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Anthony Carenbauer, in 1998; her parents, Julius Montes and Sarah Fordyce Montes Miller; and a granddaughter. Surviving are two sons, Jay A. Carenbauer and his wife Janice, and Jule, both of Wheeling; seven daughters, Kathryn Byers and her husband, Eugene, R., Bertie Thomas and her husband, John, Laura Stanton and her husband, Patrick, and Tina Hoyt and her husband, Tom, all of Wheeling, Janet Ritchea and her husband, Willy, of Sherrard, Helen Gullo and her husband, Charlie, of Dillonvale, and Laurie Carenbauer of Mesa, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Friends received 7-9 p.m. today at Kepner Funeral Home, National Road at Bethany Pike, Wheeling, where services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ROBERT ANTHONY CARENBAUER

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Thursday, February 26, 1998]

CARENBAUER, Robert Anthony, 67, of wheeling, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998 at home. He was a retired employee of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp., Benwood plant, a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Helen Carenbauer; two sisters, a granddaughter. Surviving are his wife, Doris Raynelle Montes Carenbauer; two sons, Jay of Wheeling and Jule of Nashville, Tenn.; seven daughters, Kathryn Byers, R. Bertie Thomas, Laura Stanton and Tina Hoyt, all of Wheeling, Janet Ritchea of Sherrard, Helen Gullo of Pleasant Grove, Ohio, and Laurie Carenbauer of Mesa, Ariz.; a brother, Hal of Tacoma, Wash.; three sisters, Mary Kahle, Ruth Comack and Betty Rosensteele, all of Wheeling; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Kepner Funeral Home, National Road at Bethany Pike, Wheeling, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ANNA D. CARLIN

"Mrs. Anna D. Carlin
At the home of her son, Frank M. Carlin, No. 26 Vermont Street, shortly before 6 o'clock Sunday morning occured the demise of Anna D. relict of the late Capt. John Carlin, at the ripe old age of 78 years.

Mrs. Carlin has been an invalid for about one year past, due to ailments of advancing years but was not compelled to take to her bed until last Friday, from which time she began to sink, death coming peacefully at 5:43 a.m. Sunday morning.

During the war of secession while her husband was at the front in command of his battery of field artillery, Mrs. Carlin was most active with other patriotic women of Wheeling in relief work. Since the death of her busband, on March 18, 1886, she has been making her home with her children, the last four years of her life being with her son, Frank.

Mrs. Carlin, whose maiden name was Anna D. Leith was born in Baltimore, MD and came to Wheeling at an early age. She was of a kindly and amiable disposition, an affectionate mother, a staunch friend and a consistant Christian, being a member of the Fourth Street Methodist Church.

The deceased is survived by five sons, Charles Howard and Ulysess S. of New York, Elmer E, Wilbur S. and Frank M. of Wheeling.

The funeral services will be held at the residence of her son, Frank M. Carlin at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with interment at Greenwood cemetery."

{My note: Anna Dean Lyeth, not Leith was the daughter of Samuel Lyeth and Ann McFerran of Baltimore, MD}

(Virginia Simms Toney)


19 Mar 1887 Wheeling Register

Death notice for JOHN CARLIN

Death of the Veteran soldier, early yesterday morning.

A short Sketch of his Military Career-

The Funeral Tomorrow afternoon

At 5 o’clock yesterday morning Captain John Carlin, Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic for the Department of West Virginia, died at his residence on Chapline Street. Captain Carlin’s illness had long been of a serious nature, and his death was therefore not unexpected, either by his relatives and friends, or the general public. The news of the demise of the old citizen and veteran soldier was quickly made known over a large portion of the city and created the greatest sorrow on all sides. Especially was the sad event deplored by the comrades of the grand Army, and during the day the officers and members of the local Post vied with each other in their attentions to the bereaved family and in making preparations for the funeral service, while department officers and a number of the Post scattered throughout the State were apprised by wire and letter of the great loss which had been sustained.

Capt. Carlin’s military record dates back to July 7, 1846, when he enlisted in Washington artillery, a battery recruited in Pittsburgh for service in the Mexican War. He joined the command in this city, and served with it through the war, afterward continuing in the service for the full term of five years.

Captain Carlin went through the Mexican War in a most creditable manner, and at Buena Vista was personally complimented by General Taylor for bravery. He also distinguished himself in other engagements, and was promoted for general good soldierly conduct.

At the close of his term of enlistment Captain Carlin returned to Wheeling, when he married and embarked in business. The outbreak of hostilities between the States in 1861, brought him into prominence by reason of his former service, and in July and August, 1862 he organized, in this city, Carlin’s Battery, afterwards, Battery D, First West Virginia Artillery. His command was ordered to take the field on September following and from that time until the close of the war the Battery saw hard service. The principal actions it was engaged in were New Market X Roads, Piedmont, Lynchburg, Mooresfield,, Winchester and Mason’s Creek serving under Generals Milroy, Hunter and Giegel. In the last named action, Lieutenant J.M. Richards and seventeen of the men of the battery were captured. In April, 1861, Capt. Carlin was attached to General Franz Siegel’s command, and was made chief of artillery on the staff of the General commanding, holding this position until after the battle of New Market. At the close of the war the Battery returned to this city, where it received a royal welcome, and where it was mustered out of service July 24, 1865.

Captain Carlin was noted as a strict disciplinarian, but at the same time he was zealous for the welfare and comfort of his men. He brought to his aid in the rebellion the valuable experiences of the Mexican War, and was universally recognized by his superiors as an artillerist of ability and a hard fighter. During the few months Captain Carlin was at the head of the Grand army of the Republic in this State, the membership Jumped from 700 to 1,600, and the order is in every way in a most satisfactory condition, largely owing to his efforts.

The funeral of the dead commander will take place this after noon at 2 o’clock from the Fourth Street M.E. Church, of which congregation the deceased was a member. The pall bearers will be:
from the G.A.R., Comrades Joseph Faris and Melvin Richards; from the Odd Fellows, H. Seamon and Joseph Lawson; from the Fourth Street Church Congregation, Joseph Seybold and G. W. Atkinson. The burial will be with all the honors of war. A portion of Holliday Post will turn out under arms and will fire the usual salute over the grave. Senior Vice Commander Lee Haymond, of Clarksburg; Junior Vice Commander B. F. Fleming, of Fairmont; Assistant Quartermaster General T.C. Miller, of Fairmont,; Department Inspector P. Gano, of West Union; Post commanders C. B. Smith of Parkersburg, and W. H. H. Flick, of Martinsburg, and also of course, assistant Adjutant general F. H. Crago, of this city, will take part in the obsequies. The interment will be at Greenwood.

(Virginia Simms Toney, gr-gr-granddaughter of John Carlin.)


JAMES CARNEY

[Source: Wheeling Register, Monday, July 17, 1882]

On Saturday, July 15, 1882, at 5 A. M., JAMES CARNEY, in the 64th(?) year of his age.

Funeral from his late residence, No. 2420 Eoff street, Monday at 9 A. M. Requiem mass at the Cathedral. Friends of the family are invited to attend. Interment at Mt. Calvary cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


GEORGE CARPENTER

Wheeling Intelligencer - 11/12/1971

CARPENTER, George Everett, 81, 3632 Leona Ave., Shadyside, died Thursday at 2:45 a.m. at Cambridge, O. He was born Aug. 28, 1890, at Clover Ridge, Belmont County, son of George and Louella VanDyne Carpenter. He was a retired carpenter at John Fair Co. His wife, Mary, died in 1970. Surviving are a son, Raymond, Mason, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Kannis, Shadyside; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Walter C. Bauknecht and Sons Funeral Home, Shadyside. Services there Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Odis McNeil officiating. Interment in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Bellaire.

(Donna Criswell Mollaun)


MARY ELLEN CARR

[Source: Wheeling Register, Monday, October 2, 1882]

CARR - At 2 A. M. Sunday, MARY ELLEN, infant daughter of Charles and Oella C. Carr, aged 10 months. Funeral Monday at 2 P. M.

(Cheryl McCombs)


MAMIE McGLUMPHY CARPENTER

Wheeling News Register, April 19, 1960, page 2

Carpenter, Mrs. Mamie McGlumphy, of 12 Garden Court, died Monday evening in the Ohio Valley General Hospital after a short illness.

She was born in Wheeling, Feb. 7, 1888, a daughter of David H. and Katherine Rentschler McGlumphy and was a member of Fourth Street Methodist Church, the WSCS, the List-Crawford Circle and the Mizpah Bible class.

On July 17, 1907, she was united in marriage with Charles A. Carpenter, who survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. James E. Harris of Wheeling; three sisters, Miss Stella McGlumphy of Wheeling, Mrs. Edna Schuetzner of Moundsville and Mrs. Alice Windshimer of Bridgeport. A brother, David McGlumphy died last January.

Friends are being received at Kepner's 1308 Chapline St., where services will be held Thursday at 2 pm with Dr. J. M. Helm officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

(Gail Meeks)


ELIZABETH CARROLL

[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, January 26, 1871]

Carroll, Elizabeth Miss; died 1-20-1871 at Weston, W. V. Hospital for insane; d/o William & Levina Carroll; age-34th y.

(Cheryl McCombs)


T. R. CARTER

[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, November 10, 1871]

Carter, T.R. Mr.; FUNERAL NOTICE; The funeral will take place from his residence in Martins Ferry, Oh. today.

(Cheryl McCombs)


HARRY CHALK

[Source: Wheeling News Register, May 1, 1932]

Harry Chalk, 41, Succumbs After One Week’s Illness of Pneumonia.

Harry Chalk, 41, World war veteran and former Benwood policeman, died at his home, 906 Marshall street, Benwood, Sunday morning at 1:45 o’clock, following a week’s illness of pneumonia.

During two years and six months of service over seas, Mr. Chalk served with the American expeditionary forces in Company A, 4th machine gun battalion. He was a member of Blake Brothers Post No. 46, American Legion, of Benwood. Excepting four years during which he served as a police officer in Benwood, Mr. Chalk had been in the employ of the Wheeling Steel and Iron Works and its successor, the Wheeling Steel Corporation, for 30 years.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hazel Beecher Clark, and five children, Elizabeth, Lula, Virginia, Harry, Jr., and William, all at home; one brother, Edward Chalk of McMechen and two sisters, Mrs. Garvin Jones and Mrs. William Morningstar, both of Wheeling.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

(Cheryl McCombs)


EVELYN JULIA ELIZABETH CHAPLINE

Entered Into Rest

Chapline - On Saturday, July 14, 1973, Mrs. Evelyn Julia Elizabeth Chapline, beloved wife of Edward R. Chapline, in her 64th year. Friends received at Kepner Funeral Home, 1308 Chapline St., Sunday noon - 3 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Monday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Arrangements are incomplete.

Source: Wheeling Intelligencer

(Becky Bowman Baldauf)


WILLIAM R. CHAPLINE

Chapline, William R., 66 of 922 Idlewood Avenue, Carnegie, Pa., died Friday at 7 p.m. at the John Kane hospital of Pittsburgh. He was a resident of Triadelphia until three years ago. He was born in Wheeling, Aug. 15, 1900 the son of William and Bernice Johnson Chapline. He was formerly employed by the West Virginia State Stores and was a Methodist by faith. Surviving are his wife, Susan Yost Chapline, one son Richard Ledly , of Rockford, Illinois; one daughter, Mrs. Sarah Rogers of Whittier, Calif., and six brothers, John, george, Edward and James, all of Wheeling, and Joseph of Los Angeles, Calif. and Donald of Huntington, W.Va.; tow sisters, Mrs. Raymond Wade of Wellsburg, and Mrs. Bessie Lives of Huntington, W.Va.; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Friends may call at Kepner's, 107 Key Avenue, Elm Grove. Services will be announced later.

Wheeling News Register, 1966, exact date unknown

(Becky Bowman Baldauf)


FLOYD V. CHASE

[Source: Wheeling News Register, August 16, 1979]

CHASE, Floyd V., 79, of R. D. 2 Stone Church Road, Wheeling, died Wednesday in the Wheeling Hospital. He was a Protestant and a retired construction worker. Surviving are his wife, Wilda Fordyce Chase; three sons Richard W., Frank N. and Robert L. all of Elm Grove; one daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Sarah) Thorn of Wheeling; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Interment in Mount View Cemetery, Dallas, W. Va.

(Cheryl McCombs)


JOHN K. CHASE, Sr.

[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, Monday, January 10, 1983]

Ex-Mayor Succumbs At Age 75

John K. Chase Sr., 75, of 1001 Sixth St. Moundsville, died Sunday in the Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale. He was a law partner in the firm of Ricky, Chase, Chase and Hyre, a former mayor of Moundsville, and a member of the Board of Directors of First National Bank, Moundsville.

He also served as prosecuting attorney for Marshall County from 1944 until 1952.

Chase was born August 11, 1907 in Marshall County, son of John E. and Dolla Fetty Chase. He was a graduate of Moundsville High School and a 1931 graduate of the West Virginia University Law School. He was a member of the Marshall County and West Virginia Bar associations, and a past member of the Board of Governors Bar Association.

He was a member of the B.P.O. Elks 282, and a member and elder of the Moundsville First Presbyterian Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Clyker Chase, in 1978. Surviving are three sons, J.K. Jr., of Moundsville, A.J. of Chicago, and Phillip of West Palm Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren.

Friends received at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, 7-9 p.m. today and 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Moundsville First Presbyterian Church Deacons Fund.

(Cheryl McCombs)


WILDA MAE FORDYCE CHASE

[Source: Wheeling News Register, October 1, 1987]

CHASE, Wilda Mae Fordyce, 82, of Stone Church Road, Elm Grove, Wheeling, died Wednesday in Wheeling Hospital. She was a Protestant. She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Chase in 1979. Surviving are three sons, Richard, Frank and Robert, all of Elm Grove; a daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Sarah) Thorn of Wheeling; two brothers; six sisters; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Friends received at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


HANNAH JANE FORDYCE DAYTON MADDEN CHESSER

[Source: Wheeling News Register, September 7, 1931]

Mrs. Chesser Dies Suddenly

Attendant at Ohio County Home Stricken Early Sunday at Home of Granddaughter.

Mrs. Jane Madden Chesser, 76, an attendant at the Ohio county home for the past quarter of a century, died suddenly at 9:15 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Walter Braden, of 2721 Chapline street. Mrs. Chesser had been ill only a week and her condition was not considered serious until Saturday night when she was brought to Mrs. Braden's home.

She leaves a son by her first marriage, Robert Dayton, Elm Grove, her granddaughter, Mrs. Braden, a grandson, William Dayton, Elm Grove; and a brother, William Fordyce, Greggsville. The Rev. W. H. Fields, pastor of the First Christian church will conduct funeral services at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the chapel of the F. Schmeichel and Son company funeral home. Burial will be in the Stone church cemetery at Elm Grove.

(Cheryl McCombs)


MONTROSE CHESSER

[Source: Wheeling Register, Monday, December 21, 1925]

Mont Chesser

Services for Mont Chesser, 35, of Valley Grove, who died Saturday afternoon at the Ohio Valley General hospital, will be conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of his uncle, Frank Chase, 187 Stone Church road. Interment will be made in Stone Church cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Z. MARIE MANSFIELD CHIVERS

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Tuesday, March 28, 2000]

CHIVERS, Z. Marie Mansfield, 93, of Bethany, died Friday, March, 24, 2000, at home. She was retired from Blue Bonnet Tea Room, Bethany. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Donald Chivers; her parents, Joseph and Olivia Wareham Mansfield; a stepson, Russell Chivers; a stepdaughter, Florence Ross; and two brothers, Samuel and Raymond Mansfield. Surviving are four sons, Thomas, Alfred, Kenneth and Glenn, all of Wellsburg; a daughter, Donna Chivers of Bethany; a stepson, James Jack of Beech Bottom; two stepdaughters, Dorothy Rosborough and Lois McCutcheon, both of Ford City, Pa.; a sister, Rose Bish and her husband, Karl, of Kelly Station, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Friends received at Reasner Funeral Home, 1515 Charles St., Wellsburg, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Interment in Bethany Cemetery, Wellsburg.

(Cheryl McCombs)


CHRISTIANSON, Martha Louisa Kindelberger, 93, of Wheeling, W.V., died May 26, 2001 at the Wheeling Hospital. She was born Dec. 4, 1907 in Wheeling, daughter of the late John P. and Sara Perry Otto Kindelberger.

She was a member of First English Lutheran Church, Wheeling.

Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Christianson taught in the Ohio County School system; she received her education at West Liberty State College in West Liverty, W.Va. and at West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va.; she was a member of the Woman's Club of Wheeling; Oglebay Institute; she was a past president of the YECA Board of Directors; and past president of the Collegiate Alumnae of Wheeling; she belonged to the Retired School Employees and was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl B. Christianson, in 1987; and a sister, Alice E Kindelberger, in 1958.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Donna C Spring and her husband, Carl E., of Paramus, N.J.; three grandchildren, Mrs. Paula McArthur and her husband, Stuart, of Blauvelt, N.Y., Pamela Spring and Christopher Spring, both of Paramus; a great-grandson, Christian McArthur of Blauvelt.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Friends are invited to attend graveside services at Greenwood Cemetery Chapel at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2001, with the Rev. William C. Ridenhour officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the YWCA, 1100 Chapline St., Wheeling, WV 26003 or to Ohio County Public Library, 52-16th St., Wheeling.

Personal condolences may be offered to the family at www.kepner-funeral.com.

Local arrangements by the Kepner Funeral Home, National Road at Bethany Pike, Wheeling.

(Pamela Spring)


DOROTHY CHURCHMAN

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Monday, April 3, 2000]

CHURCHMAN, Dorothy, 80, of Toronto, formerly of Follansbee, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, in Trinity Medical Center, Steubenville. She was a retired clerk from the Thrift Drug, Steubenville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maynard Churchman Jr.; two daughters, Mabel Marie Churchman and Connie Loy; her parents, Spencer and Marie Tuttle Marsh; a brother, Kenneth Marsh. Surviving are three daughters, Barbara Bell and her husband, Robert, of Toronto; Jackie DeVore and her husband, Paul; and Jean Churchman, all of Weirton; and five grandchildren. Friends received from 11 a.m. Tuesday until the time of services at 1 p.m. at Chambers Funeral Home, 1045 Main St., Wellsburg. Interment in Franklin Cemetery, Wellsburg.

(Cheryl McCombs)


OSCAR L. CLARK

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

CLARK, Oscar L. "Dink," 26 Lee Drive, Wheeling, died Saturday at Wheeling Hospital. Friends received at Kepner Funeral Home, National Road at Bethany Pike, Wheeling, 7-9 p.m. Monday where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling. Memorial contributions may be made to United Cerebral Palsy of the Ohio Valley, 1413 Eoff St., Suite 202, Wheeling.

(Cheryl McCombs)


VIVIAN JEAN CLARK

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Tuesday, February 22, 2000]

CLARK, Vivian Jean, 80, of Murraysville, W. Va., formerly of Moundsville, died Saturday, February 19, 2000 in Jackson General Hospital in Ripley, W. Va. She was an employee of the former Auby's Clothing Store, Moundsville, and a member of the Moundsville Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James P.; her parents, Earl Tagg and Anna Jean Carson Norris; and a grandson, David Fahey, in 1996. Surviving are a son, James P. II of Glen Dale; three daughters, Karen Fahey and her husband, Michael, of Murraysville; Judith Shimp and her husband, Terrence, of Columbia, S.C.; and Rose Dorinzi and her husband, Jim, of Glen Easton; a sister, Virginia Wise, of Moundsville; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville. Arrangements are incomplete.

Vivian Jean Clark

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Wednesday, February 23, 2000]

CLARK, Vivian Jean, 80, of Murraysville, W. Va., formerly of Moundsville, died Saturday, February 19, 2000 in Jackson General Hospital in Ripley, W. Va. Friends received 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

(Cheryl McCombs)


AMANDA CHESSER CLEMENS

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Tuesday, January 7, 1941]

Mrs. Clemens Dies At 81
Mother of Three Elm Grove Men Succumbs at Son's Home in W. Liberty

Mrs. Amanda Clemens, 81, of West Finley, Pa., died this morning at 10:30 o'clock at the home of her son, Goldie Clemens, at West Liberty, after an illness of three years.

Mrs. Clemens was born at West Finley, October 22, 1859, and spent her entire life there until she became ill about three years ago, at which time she started being with her sons. She had lived for two years with her son, Wilfred Clemens, at Elm Grove, before going to West Liberty three months ago.

She was a member of the Beeham Christian church.

Surviving are her husband, George Clemens, West Finley, and five sons, Wilfred, Harry O., and Ross of Elm Grove, Goldie, of West Liberty; and Ray, of Greggsville; One brother, Frank Chesser of Elm Grove, also survives.

The body has been removed to the Crider funeral home, Elm Grove, pending funeral arrangements.

(Cheryl McCombs)


FLOYS CLARENCE "Buddy" CLEMENS

[Source: Washington Observer-Recorder, Tuesday, February 1, 2000]

Floyd C. Clemens, Iron cutter was WWII veteran

Floyd Clarence "Buddy" Clemens, 77, of Carlisle Road, Claysville, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, January 30, 2000, in Washington Hospital, following a seven - year illness. He was born May 1, 1922, in Toronto, Ohio, a son of Alva Lewis and Etta Mae Lindley Clemens. Mr. Clemens was formerly employed at Richman's Scrapyard as an iron cutter, and at Brookman's, Hazel Atlas Glass and Continental Can. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater, receiving the Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon and Victory Medal. He married Barbara Ellen Whiteman, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Floyd "J.R." Clemens of Washington; a daughter, Darla Hartzell of Washington; two brothers, his twin, Lloyd L. Clemens of Claysville, and Ralph R. Clemens of Claysville; a sister, Thelma Hamel of Washington; five grandchildren, Robbie, Sunni, Kayla and Bridget Hartzell, whom he raised, and Steven Clemens. Deceased are three grandchildren, Brian, Adam and Isaac Hartzell; two sisters, Iverna Jane Fritz and Elsie Beatty; and two brothers, Robert Lewis Clemens and Frank Clemens.

(Cheryl McCombs)


GEORGE H. CLEMENS

[Source: Wheeling News Register, April 3, 1923]

Greggsville Man Passes Away Here

George Clemens, aged 60, native of Pennsylvania and resident of Ohio County for nearly a half century, died at 5:15 o'clock yesterday morning in the Ohio Valley General hospital. Death followed an operation. Mr. Clemens had resided in Greggsville for many years and was well known in that community. He followed farming throughout his life and made frequent visits to the city. He was a staunch member of the Greggsville M. E. church. Besides his wife, he leaves three daughters, Mrs. George Orum, and Mrs. Thomas Orum, of Sherrard, Mrs. Joseph McCluskey, of Edgington Lane; one son, William of Edgington Lane; three brothers, John and Samuel, of Wheeling; Jack of Peters Run; one sister, Mrs. R. J. Toland, of Wheeling. Funeral services will take place at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Greggsville M. E. church with Rev. McCamick officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.

GEORGE H. CLEMENS

[Source: Wheeling News Register, April 3, 1923]

George H. Clemens, age 60 years, of R. F. D. No. 1, died at the Ohio Valley General hospital yesterday morning at 5 o'clock, following an operation two weeks ago. Mr. Clemens is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. George Orum, Mrs. Thomas Orum, both of Sherrard; Mrs. John McCluskey, of Edgington Lane; one son, William Clemens, of Edgington Lane; three brothers, John and Samuel Clemens, of Wheeling, and Jack, of Peter's Run and one sister, Mrs. R. J. Toland, of Wheeling. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Greggsville M. E. church, with Rev. McCamic, of the Greggsville M. E. church, in charge. Interment will be in Greggsville cemetery.

George H. Clemens

[Source: Wheeling News Register, April 3, 1923]

Funeral services for George Clemens, aged 60, resident of Greggsville, will take place at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the family home. Rev. McCamick, pastor of the Greggsville M. E. church, will officiate. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


GEORGE R. CLEMENS

[Source: Wheeling News Register, December 2, 1942]

G. R. Clemens Rites Thursday

Services for G. R. Clemens, 83, who died Tuesday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock, will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Crider funeral home in Elm Grove. Dr. J. C. Buckley, pastor of the Elm Grove Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Dallas cemetery. Mr. Clemens, a retired stone mason and life long resident of Pennsylvania, had been ill for the past four years and five weeks ago was removed to the home of a son, Wilford Clemens, 225 Stone Church road, where he died. He was born in Donegal township, Pa., April 12, 1859. Surviving are five sons, Wilford, Harry and Ross Clemens of Elm Grove, Goly Clemens of Wheeling, and Ray Clemens of Greggsville.

(Cheryl McCombs)


GOLY ERVIN CLEMENS

[Source: Wheeling News Register, May 27, 1953]

Goly Ervin Clemens, of West Liberty, W. Va., died yesterday at 8:30 p.m. in Wheeling hospital after a month's illness. Born January 28, 1886 in West Finley, Pa., he was the son of George and Amanda Chesser Clemens and was a retired warehouseman of the Pure Oil Company, bulk plant. He was a member of the Dallas Methodist church. Surviving are his wife, Jessie Sims Clemens; a son, Harold, Wheeling; two daughters, Mrs. Richard McCausland and Mrs. William T. Parks, both of West Liberty; three brothers, Wilford, Ray and Ross, all of Elm Grove; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends are being received at Kepner’s, 107 Key Ave., Elm Grove, where services will be held Friday at 2:45 p.m. The Rev. O. L. Gilmore will be in charge and interment will be in Dallas cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


HAROLD ERVIN CLEMENS

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Wednesday, February 26, 1975]

CLEMENS, Harold Ervin, 66, of 499 National Road, Wheeling, died Wednesday at Ohio Valley Medical Center. He was a member of the Dallas United Methodist Church and a retired employe of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. Surviving are his widow, Catherine Fleming Clemens; two sons, Harold A. of Wheeling and Carl E. with the U.S. Air Force in Goose Bay, Canada; one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Phyllis) Kosam of Elm Grove, Wheeling; one sister, Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) McCausland of West Liberty; five grandchildren. Friends received at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


HARRY S. CLEMENS

[Source: Wheeling Daily Register, Friday, April 8, 1892]

CLEMENS - On Wednesday, April 6th, 1892, at 2:40 o'clock p.m., HARRY S., son of Daniel Clemens, in his 21st year. Funeral services at his late residence No. 808 Market street, on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends of family invited to attend. Interment at Peninsula Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


J. W. CLEMENS

[Source: Wheeling News Register, September 5, 1895]

Death of Mr. J. W. Clemens

There never occurred an event in any community which fell with such startling surprise as the suicide of the subject of this notice.

It had been remarked that for several days he was acting queerly and abstractedly, but none anticipated such a tragedy. Last Tuesday he was particularly gloomy and despondent. Many attributed it to a malarial condition, with which he was troubled and sought to cheer it up. Everything he did during that day, it can now be seen, pointed towards his untimely "taking off."

He arranged his affairs, left instructions as to his business, and prepared with the greatest method and patience for the approaching end.

There were only two persons in the office at the time, Mr. Clemens and his deputy, Mr. Jos. Slack. About four o'clock in the evening he wrote on the typewriter, with the greatest care, the letter to his brother in Yazoo City, Miss., and enclosed it in an envelope directed to his kinsman, W. H. Harvey, Esq. of this parish. It was about 4:30 when he had completed his letter and with it rose and advanced to the tall desk in the centre of the office. At this time the deputy was seated at a table writing in one of the large record books. Clemens spoke to him, inquiring if Mr. Harvey had left town. Being answered in the affirmative, and while the deputy's face was averted, he drew a 38 calibre Colt from his pocket, and evidently resting his right arm upon the desk, while standing against it, sent the ball crashing from the right side entirely through his chest, passing directly through his heart. He fell with the pistol in his hand, and in less than a minute was pulseless. The coroner arrived and gave a certificate of suicide, which was amply sustained by the surroundings and the letter he last wrote.

Mr. Sherrard Clemens, brother of the deceased, reached here Thursday, and the body was that evening interred in the Tallulah cemetery, followed to his last resting place by his many friends.

Mr. Clemens was not exceeding 32 years of age. He was a gentleman of indomitable energy, and by argidious application had mastered stenography and was par excellence one of the most accomplished court officers in the State, thoroughly posted in every detail of his office, and keeping his records and papers in the best clerical and methodic style.

Mr. Clemens was the son of the late Hon. Sherrard Clemens, an attorney of considerable ability, and who at the time of his marriage was a member of Congress from Wheeling district in Virginia, now West Virginia. The Hon. Sherrard Clemens was married in 1859 to Mrs. Bette Dawson-Groves, the daughter of the late Henry Dawson and a niece of the late F. Marion Dawson. Mrs. Clemens survives her son, now living in Yazoo City, Miss.

Mr. Clemens was an applicant for re-election to the office of clerk, which he filled so creditably, and to which, no doubt, he would have been re-elected. The excitement of politics, his over- worked and malarial condition preyed so upon his mine is to bring about this suicide mania, which developed into a disease. Peace to his ashes....

(Cheryl McCombs)


JACK C. CLEMENS

[Source: Wheeling News Register, September 21, 1933]

CLEMENS FUNERAL SET FOR FRIDAY

Last rites will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Crider Bros. funeral home, Elm Grove, for Jack C. Clemens, 71, well known resident of Warden Run who ended his life Tuesday by hanging himself from a tree on his farm. Rev. W. H. Fields, pastor of the First Christian church, will officiate and burial will be made in Stone Church cemetery.

Ill-health is believed to have prompted the decedent to end his life. He is survived by his wife, four daughters, one son and one brother.

(Cheryl McCombs)


JESSIE M. SIMS CLEMENS

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Friday, October 5, 1962]

CLEMENS, Mrs. Jessie M. Sims, 77, life resident of the Wheeling area, died Thursday at a nursing home in Cameron. She was born at Roneys Point, May 6, 1885, a daughter of Samuel and Margaret Smith Sims and lived most of her life in and around Dallas. She was a member of the Dallas Methodist Church. Her husband, Goly, died in 1953. Surviving are one son, Harold of Wheeling; two daughters, Mrs. Richard McCausland of West Liberty and Mrs. William Parks of Key West, Fla.; one brother, Charles Sims of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St. Services will be conducted there Sunday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Harry E. Atzenhofer, and burial will be in the Dallas Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


KATHERINE JANE CRUPE CLEMENS

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Saturday, July 11, 1936]

Funeral Monday for Aged Woman Who Died At Son's Home on Friday

Mrs. Katherine Jane Clemens, 74, prominent resident of the Peter's Run sections, died Friday afternoon at 4:45 o'clock at the home of her son, Leo Clemens, Peter's Run. She had been ill for several months and critically ill for the past week.

Mrs. Clemens, widow of Jack Clemens, was born in Marshall county October 22, 1862, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nora Crupe. She was educated in the county schools and had been a resident of Peter's Run for the past 26 years. She had resided with her son several years. In addition to her son at whose home death occurred, Mrs. Clemens is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Laura Graves, Short Creek, Mrs. Minnie Harris and Mrs. Albert Schenk, Peter's Run, and Mrs. Alice Agnew, Elm Grove, and nine grandchildren. Her husband died September 19, 1933.

The body was removed to the Crider funeral home and this morning was returned to the late residence. On Monday morning the body will be returned to the funeral home where services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon. Burial will follow in Stone Church cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


L. KENNETH CLEMENS

[Source: Wheeling News Register, February 6, 1931]

Rites Arranged For Young Linsly Pupil

Entire Institute Student Body Will Attend Funeral Saturday of L. Kenneth Clemens.

With Linsly institute classmates serving as pallbearers, funeral services have been arranged to occur Saturday for L. Kenneth Clemens, 17-year-old son of Luther Clemens and who was found dead in his bed at a local hotel Tuesday, victim of acute alcoholism, according to a coroner's report.

Pallbearers will include: George Hudacek, Earl Shafer, William Cooey, Robert Jungling, Charles Wilson and Glenn Knight, Jr. A firing squad of Linsly students is to function at the cemetery, and the institute student body will attend the funeral in a body, it was announced.

To occur Saturday afternoon, beginning at 2 o'clock, in the chapel of the Clarence J. Bertschy funeral home, 84 Fifteenth street, services will be conducted by Rev. James Mease Potter, of the Vance Memorial Presbyterian church. According to the arrangements, the body will be temporarily entombed in the mausoleum at Greenwood cemetery, pending word from the father, said to be in Florida for his health.

(Cheryl McCombs)


MARY L. ELDER CLEMENS

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Wednesday, August 19, 1970]

CLEMENS, Mrs. Mary L., 69, of Cedar Rocks, Elm Grove, died Tuesday at Wheeling Hospital. She was born in Marshall County, Aug. 9, 1901, daughter of William and Martha Gilmore Elder. She was a Methodist. Her husband, Ray Clemens, died June 4, 1970. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. John (Gladys) Ebeling, Mrs. John (Annabelle) Echols, and Mrs. Robert (Jean) Steele, all of Elm Grove, Mrs. Wilma McCroskey of Wheeling, Mrs. Harry (Dora Lee) Austin of Taylor, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Oma Toland of Denver, Colo.; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Friends received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. tomorrow. Services there 1:30 p.m. Friday with Ted Norton officiating. Interment in Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas.

(Cheryl McCombs)


RAY CLEMENS

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Friday, June 5, 1970]

CLEMENS, Ray, 72, Cedar Rocks, Elm Grove, died Thursday at 10:50 a.m. at Wheeling Hospital. He was born in Washington County, Pa., Sept. 1, 1897, son of George and Amanda Chesser Clemens. He was a retired employe of Wheeling Steel Corp., Martins Ferry plant, a Protestant.

Surviving are his widow, Mary Elder Clemens; five daughters, Mrs. John (Gladys) Ebeling, Mrs. John (Annabelle) Echols, Mrs. Robert (Jean) Steele, all of Elm Grove; Mrs. Wilma McCroskey, Wheeling, Mrs. Harry (Dora Lee) Austin of Taylor, Mich.; a brother, Ross, Elm Grove; eighteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded him in death. Friends may call at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., tomorrow 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday 12-3, 7-9 p.m. Services there Monday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Douglas Shepherd officiating. Interment in Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas.

(Cheryl McCombs)


RUSSELL WILLIAM CLEMENS

[Source: Observer-Reporter Obituary Archive, October 4, 1999]

Retired Smith Township employee

Russell William Clemens, 83, of Cherry Valley, died Friday, October 1, 1999, in Weirton (W.Va.) Medical Center. He was born September 8, 1916, in Taylorstown, a son of Charles and Minnie Kelley Clemens. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Smith Township. Surviving are a son, Charles Clemens of Cherry Valley; a daughter, Geraldine Krenzelak of Cherry Valley; four sisters, Mary Walters, Betty Filauro, Peg Grabski and Clarabelle Goughenour, all of Hickory; four grandchildren, Linda Sedar, Russell Clemens, Brian Krenzelak and Mark Krenzelak; and seven great-grandchildren. Deceased are his wife, Emma Rouch Clemens, who died January 8, 1990; and two sisters.

(Cheryl McCombs)


WILFORD LEE CLEMENS

[Source: Wheeling News Register, June 13, 1965]

Clemens, Wilford L., 82, of Stone Church Road, Elm Grove, died Saturday at 12:35 p.m. at Ohio Valley General Hospital. He was born Jan. 28, 1883, in Washington County, Pa., son of George and Amanda Chesser Clemens. He served as sexton of Stone Church Cemetery until his retirement. His wife, Maud Yeager Clemens, died in 1955. Surviving are a son Herbert H. of Elm Grove; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Jackson of Elm Grove and Evelyn, at home; two brothers, Ross and Ray, both of Elm Grove; and four grandchildren. Friends will be received at Kepner's Funeral Home, 107 Key Ave., Elm Grove, where services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial in Stone Church Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ROY L. CLEMONS, III

[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, Saturday, March 25, 2000]

CLEMONS, Roy L. III, 64, of Valley Haven Geriatric Center, Wellsburg, formerly of Wheeling, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. He was retired owner of Clemons Plumbing Co., Wheeling, and a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Wheeling. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Allie Levins Clemons; a brother, Hoy. Surviving are three sons, Roy L. IV of Morgantown, Roy Glenn Bonner and Claude Clemons, both of Wheeling; three brothers, Herman and Luther R. Clemons, both of Wheeling, and James L. Clemons of Detroit; four sisters, Della and Stella Clemons, both of Wheeling, Ida Mae Combs and her husband, Jess of Bridgeport and Mary Lou Garritt and her husband, Jack of Wheeling; four grandchildren. Friends received 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob streets, Wheeling, where services will be held 11 a.m. Monday. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

(Cheryl McCombs)


TODD ALLEN CLINE

[Source: Wheeling News Register, May 11, 1998]

CLINE, Todd Allen, 26, of Toronto, died Sunday, May 10, 1998, at home. He was an employee of Hancock Manufacturing Co., Toronto, a member of Local No. 3703 United Steelworkers of America, and a Roman Catholic. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Carl Cline, in 1997; his maternal grandfather, Frank J. Vanihel Jr., in 1994; a half-brother, Robert Allen Cline Jr. Surviving are a daughter, Gabrielle Christine Cline at home; his parents, Robert Allen Cline of Burgettstown, N. J., and Mrs. Les (Janet Marie) Vanihel Tharp of Toronto; his companion, Suzanne Rush, with whom he resided; his paternal grandmother, Evelyn A. Porter Cline of Toronto; his maternal grandmother, Margaret C. Stock Vanihel of Toronto; a half-sister, Michelle Lynn Cline of Steubenville. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Clarke Funeral Home, 302 Main St., Toronto, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment in Toronto Union Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Wheeling-Register, December 3, 1912

ERNEST W. CLOUSE

Ernest W. Clouse, employed for many years as an engineer at the Wheeling Steel and Iron Works plant, passed away yesterday morning at 12:45 o'clock, after a week's illness of inflammatory rheumatism. He is survived by his widow, one son, Henry D., and three daughters, Mary H., Edith T., and Edna M. Clouse. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

(Gary Timmons)


Wheeling News-Register, November 15, 1964

H. D. CLOUSE, EAST END JP, Succumbs PHOTO

Henry D. Clouse, Justice of the Peace for the past seven years in Union District died Saturday at 5 a.m. at his home, 136 Fifteenth St. following an illness of several months. He would have been 76 years old Monday. Squire Clouse retired 10 years ago from Wheeling Steel Corporation, where he had been employed for many years. He was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and Wheeling Steel 25 - Year Club. He was born Nov. 17, 1888 in Wheeling, the son of Ernest W. and Margaret O'Leary Clouse. Surviving are his wife, Agnes Muth Clouse; one daughter, Mrs H. Erskine Timmons of Springdale, Elm Grove; two step-daughters, Mrs. Paul Jones of New Jersey and Mrs. Robert Gaughan of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; four step-sons, Wilson W. McConnell of Wheeling, James A. McConnell and Edward E. McConnell of Canton, and George W. McConnell of Hollywood, Fla.; and one grandson. Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, where brief ervices will be held Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., followed by a High Mass of Requiem at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph's Cathedral. Burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

(Gary Timmons)


Wheeling-Register, May 28, 1897

CLOUSE - On Thursday, May 27, 1897, at 4:30 o-clock. Henry Clouse, in the 64th year of his age.

(Gary Timmons)


RALPH OWEN CLOVIS

[Source: Wheeling News Register, January 27, 1986]

CLOVIS, Ralph Owen Sr., 83, formerly of Dallas, W.Va., died Saturday in Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling. Friends received at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, 7-9 p.m. Monday where services will be held Tuesday at the convenience of the family. Interment in Aiken Cemetery, Jollytown, Pa.

(Cheryl McCombs)


MARGARET COAKLEY

[Source: Wheeling News Register, August 19, 1970]

COAKLEY, Mrs. Margaret, 78, of 531 N. Fifth St., Toronto, died Tuesday in St. John Hospital, Steubenville. She was born Sept. 25, 1891, in Nelsonville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer, in 1950. She was a member of the Daughters of America and Star of the Valley. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Laura Ray, of Toronto and Mrs. Louella Finley of Columbus. Friends received at the Clarke Funeral Home, Toronto from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. tomorrow. Services there Friday 2 p.m. with Pastor James Haring officiating. Interment in Toronto Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


CHARLES COATES

Wheeling Intelligencer - 11/12/1971

Coates, Charles 77, of Batesville, Ind., formerly of Wheeling, died Thursday morning at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital, Batesville. He was born Feb. 16, 1894, in Shawnee, O., the son of the late Charles and Vinnie Harlow Coates. He was a member of the Christian Church. Surviving are his widow, Estella Frazier Coates; one daughter, Mrs. Velma Criswell of Batesville; two granddaughters and two great granddaughters. Friends received at the Fields Funeral Home, 823 Main St., Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Allen S. Fields officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

NOTES: This is my grandfather. The two granddaughters were Donna Criswell Mollaun of Louisville (at the time) and Dianne Marshall of Wheeling. The great-granddaughters were Tracy Tarr Marshall and Jessie Frye Marshall, both of Wheeling.

(Donna Criswell Mollaun)


CAPTAIN G. W. COCHRANE

[Source: Wheeling Register, December 28, 1917]

Captain G. W. Cochrane, 74, conductor for the Baltimore & Ohio railroad for many years, and for fifteen years a resident of this city, died last evening at 8 o'clock at Fairmont, W. Va., following an illness of the past two weeks.

He was born at Cumberland, Md., April 24, 1843, and was a member of Nelson lodge, A. F. of A. Masons of this city, having been residing at Fairmont for the past four months. He leaves his wife Mrs. S. E. Cochrane, and four sons, Dr. C. S. Cochrane, of Martins Ferry; George S., of Fairmont; W. C. Cochrane, of Buffalo, N. Y.; and D. W. Cochrane, of San Francisco, Cal.

Funeral will be held Saturday at Cumberland, Md., at 12:30 o'clock.

(Cheryl McCombs)


CATHERINE COE

Wheeling News- Register
April 21, 1963

COE, Mrs. Catherine S Crum, of 17167 Vineyard Hill, died Saturday at the Ohio Valley General Hospital, having been confined there for the past month. She was born at Uniontown, Pa., Dec. 19, 1904, the daughter of the late James and Birdie Crum. She had been a resident of Wheeling for over 30 years. She belonged to the First English Lutheran Church. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Haught of Fort Thomas, Ky., Mrs. Alice Hercules of Wheeling, Mrs. Nora Benline of Painesville, Oh., and Miss Donna Lee Coe, at home; a son, Sgt. LeRoy Honsaker of U.S.A.F., Chicago, 15 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Pike, Mrs. Phoebe Crawford, and Mrs. Mildred William; and four brothers, Oliver, Donald, and Charles Crum, and James Jubin. Friends received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rec. Donald W Heaps will officiate. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

(Pamela Spring)


CHARLES LOUIS COLE

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Monday, January 30, 1978]

Charles L. Cole, 72, of 624 Commerce St., Wellsburg, died Sunday at home. He was a retired employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Surviving are his wife, Maggie Minnis Cole; three daughters, Marguerite Cole and Mrs. Dan (Iliene) Smith of Wellsburg and Mrs. Dale (Alice) Walker of Detroit; three sons, Thomas and Charles, both of Detroit and Donald of Wellsburg; two brothers, Harry of Martins Ferry and George of Rayland, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Saxon of Freeport, Ohio; and Mrs. Hazel Young of Salon, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Friends received at the James Funeral Home, Follansbee, 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete.

CHARLES LOUIS COLE

[Source: Wheeling News Register, January 31, 1978]

Charles L. Cole, 72, of 624 Commerce St., Wellsburg, died Sunday at home. Friends received at the James Funeral Home, Follansbee, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment in St. John's Cemetery, Follansbee.

(Cheryl McCombs)


MAGGIE A. MINNIS COLE

[Source: Wheeling News Register, March 5, 1998]

COLE, Maggie A. 85, of Charles St., Wellsburg, died Saturday, February 28, 1998. She was a member of Wellsburg Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L.; a daughter, Eleanor Ray Cole; her parents, John and Eliza Minnis; five brothers; three sisters; a great-granddaughter. Surviving are three sons, Thomas and Donald, both of Westland, Mich., Charles of Washington, Mich.; three daughters, Marguerite Cole and Mrs. Dan (Iliene) Smith, both of Wellsburg and Mrs. Dale (Alice) Walker of Dearborn, Mich.; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by James Funeral Home. Follansbee. Interment in St. John Cemetery, Follansbee.

(Cheryl McCombs)


MARGUERITE COLE

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Monday, January 10, 2000]

COLE, Marguerite, 69, of 1048 Main St., Follansbee, died Sunday, January 9, 2000, in Trinity Medical Center East, Steubenville. She was a retired cook and a member of the Wellsburg Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Louis and Maggie Minnis Cole; and a sister, Eleanor Ray Cole. Surviving are a daughter, Deborah Lynn Brooks Collins of East Liverpool; three brothers, Thomas and Donald Cole, both of Westland, Mich., Charles Cole of Washington, Mich.; two sisters, Iliene Smith and her husband, Dan of Wellsburg, Alice Walker and her husband, Dale of Dearborn, Mich.; three grandsons and a great-granddaughter. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at James Funeral Home, 1245 Main St., Follansbee, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Interment in St. John Cemetery, Colliers.

(Cheryl McCombs)


GEORGE WILBUR COLEMAN, Sr.

[Source: Wheeling News Register, August 8, 1992]

COLEMAN, G. Wilbur Sr., 85, of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday at home. He is a retired custodian and bus driver of Mount Pleasant High School and Buckeye West High School and a Protestant. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin F. and Mary A. McMasters Coleman; a brother. Surviving are his wife, Laura Watkinson Coleman; a son, George W. Jr., at home;three daughters, Mrs. Jack (Mary Louise) Banyas of Rayland, Dorothy Mae Hahner of Massillon, Ohio, and Mrs. Clair (Betty) Naftzger of Grafton, Ohio; a brother, Earl F. of Mount Pleasant; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Wilson Funeral Home, Dillonvale, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove.

(Cheryl McCombs)


LORETTA BLOCKINGER COLEMAN

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

COLEMAN, Loretta Blockinger, 90, of 1509 Wood St., Wheeling, died Saturday in Wheeling Hospital. She was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral, Wheeling. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Coleman, in 1974. Surviving are two brothers, the Rev. Father Cletus Blockinger, O.F.M. Cap., of St. Augustine Monestary, Pittsburgh, and Edward "Eddie" Blockinger of Santa Barbara, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews. Friends received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, 7-9 p.m. Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


CAROLINE COLMAR

From Wheeling Intelligencer, Sep 15, 1902

Old Resident of the South Side Passed Away Yesterday

     At 7:30 o’clock last evening at the family residence, No. 3616 Wood street occurred the death of Mrs. Caroline Colmar, widow of the late Louis Colmar Sr. Deceased was in the sixty-eighth year of her age and death was due to pneumonia and heart trouble, of which she became ill last Teusday. While her death was not unexpected, it is none the less a shock to her many friends. She was one of the oldest residents of the South Side, having come to this city thirty-four years ago. She was born in Waldmohr, Bavaria, on December 23, 1834. She is survived by five children and a number of grand children. The children are Louis Colmar, Jr., Mrs. Charles Obermann, Mrs. Henry Vocke, Mrs. William Arndt, and Fred W. Colmar. She has one brother living here, Mr. Michael Blum an old resident of the eighth ward, and a brother in Germany, who visited this city a year ago. The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock and interment will be made at Mt. Zion cemetery.

In adjacent column COLMAR - On Sunday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m., Caroline Colmar, widow of the late L Colmar, sr, in the 68th year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, No. 3616 Wood street on Wednesday, September 17, 1902, at 2 p.m. Interment at Mt Zion’s cemetery. Friends of the family are invited.

(Lou Woodruff)


LOUIS COLMAR SR.

The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Monday, Nov 24, 1884.

SHOCKING DEATH OF A WELL KNOWN CITIZEN
Of the Eighth Ward Yesterday Morning.
Louis Colmar, Sr. Run Over on the B.&O. Road and Shockingly Mangled.
Some Suspicions of Foul Play

     Yesterday morning about 5 o’clock a workman on his way home, found the body of Louis Colmar, Sr., in a horribly mangled condition, on the B.&O. track between Fourty-third and Fourty-fourth streets, in the Eighth ward. The police and the Coroner were at once notified and the body taken to the home of the deceased, on Woods street, between Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh. Coroner Schultz was unable to secure the persons whose testimony might have a bearing on the case, yesterday, and decided to not hold the inquest until 8 o’clock this morning.
     Colmar was about 52 years old, and leaves a wife and a family of fife grown children. He was a carpenter and has been working right along at his trade. He was such a good workman that his services were always in demand. Besides this, he was popular with his fellow workmen and was esteemed by all who knew him. The supposition is that on Saturday night he became intoxicated, so much so that he lost his bearings and thus got into the lower part of the city, where he met his death. The engine that is supposed to have struck him was the one driven by John Cummins, which brought the passenger train in from the East at 1:30 o’clock yesterday morning. Colmar had evidently stumbled on the ties and fallen down. His head must have been toward the engine and received the point of the cow catcher. The skull was so cracked and broken that the brains dropped entirely out. Not a vestige of the face was left. Both arms were broken in several places and the body was very much bruised, having been dragged for some distance. Nearly all the clothing was torn off. It was ascertained who the unfortunate was by finding articles that he was known to carry in his pockets.
     Some few people incline to the belief that he was slugged and robbed and then placed on the track, but the theory that the deceased was intoxicated is the generally accepted one. At the inquest today railroad men will be examined as to their knowledge of the sad affair.

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The Wheeling News Register, Monday, November 24, 1884.

CRUSHED TO DEATH
Louis Colmar, Sr., Instantly Killed by a Locomotive

     Yesterday morning the residents of the 8th Ward were startled by hearing of the accidental and horrible death of Mr. Louis Colmar, Sr., a well known citizen of that Ward. The first intimation that the general public had of his death was through the agency of Mr. Comfort, an employee at the Benwood blast furnace. That gentleman started to work about 5 o’clock yesterday morning going down the Baltimore and Ohio railroad track. As he neared the intersection of Fourty-fourth street he was horrified on discovering the mangled remains of a man lying on the railroad track. He immediately notified the people living in the near neighborhood, and in less than twenty minutes the entire community was aroused, and word was sent to Coroner Schultze. A view of the remains showed that the head was ground to pieces and the upper portion of the trunk badly crushed, showing death must have been instantaneous.
     The last persons who saw Mr. Colmar alive were those who were in Dreihorst’s saloon, which place he left about midnight with intention of going home. How the old gentleman came on to the railroad no one knows. One thing, however, is very clear, that at least an hour and a half elapsed between the time of his leaving the saloon and when he met his horrible death. Dreihorst’s saloon is near the corner of Forty-second street, aned the body was found near the intersection of Forty-fourth and the railroad, less than two blocks from the saloon.

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The Wheeling Intelligencer, Tuesday, November 25, 1884
Louis Colmar Sr.’s Death

     Coroner Schultze yesterday held an inquest without a jury over the remains of Louis Colmar, Sr., of the Eighth ward, who was run over and instantly killed some time Sunday morning on the Baltimore & Ohio road, near Fourty-fourth street. The evidence adduced showed that up to 8:30 o’clock Saturday evening, Colmar only had a few cents with him, thereby disproving the theory that he had been robbed by persons who had seen him display a roll of money. At that hour he left Viewig’s saloon and started towards Marshall County. At that time he was not very intoxicated. The supposition is he drank freely at other places, then became confused on his way home, stumbled on the railroad track and lay in a stupor until he was killed. No blame is attached to the railroad in the coroner’s report.

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The Wheeling News Register, Nov 24, 1884

DIED
COLMAR-On Sunday morning, September 23d, 1884, Louis Colmar, Sr., at the age of 52 years, 2 months and 4 days.      Funeral takes place this Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from his late residence, No. 3616 Wood street. Interment at Mt. Zion cemetery. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.

(Lou Woodruff)


LOUIS COLMAR JR. Obituary

The Wheeling Intelligencer, Feb 24, 1936.

LOUIS COLMAR SUCCUMBS IN HOSPITAL ON SUNDAY
VETERAN PRINTER AND PUBLISHER DIES FOLLOWING LENGTHY ILLNESS
WAS NATIVE OF BAVARIA BUT HAD MADE HOME HERE SINCE YOUTH

     Louis F. Colmar, 78, one of the oldest members of the printing trade and former publisher, died at 5:33 o’clock Sunday evening in the Ohio Valley General hospital. He succumbed to an illness of three years duration and had been a patient at the hospital since last October.
     Mr. Colmar was born in Waldmohr, Rhine Province of Bavaria, Germany, on May 19, 1857, a son of the late Louis and Caroline Blum Colmar. His parents came to America and settled in Wheeling when he was a young boy and he had been a resident of this city ever since. He had attended school in his native Germany and completed his education in the Wheeling schools.
     Mr. Colmar embarked on a newspaper career by becoming associated with Troll and Neuhausen, publishers of the German newspaper Arbeiter Freund at the plant which was then located at Twelfth and Market streets, opposite the McLure hotel. Later Mr. Colmar published the paper which he renamed the Deutsche Zeitung and some years following sold his interests to the Volksblatt organization. Three years following the sale Mr. Colmar repurchased the paper which he printed under the new name of Deutches Zeitung of West Virginia, which was the only German publication in the state. He continued in the publishing until 1901 when he confined his work to a job printing plant on Twenty-second street. Mr. Colmar was in business at that location until 1933 when he was obliged to retire on account of his health. He had made his home at 20 Birch avenue, Birch Lynn.
     Mr. Colmar was a member of Nelson lodge No. 30, A.F. & A.M., the Scottish Rite bodies, Hermion lodge of the A.O.U.W. and the local Typographical union. Mr. Colmar was also affiliated with the Bavarian society. He was a member of Zion Lutheran church.      Mr. Colmar was married to Elizabeth Ziegler in 1880. His wife preceded him in death December 8, 1932. He is survived by one son, W.F. Colmar of this city; four daughters, Mrs. Benjamin Honecker, Mrs. Sam Heatherty, Mrs. Andrew Britt, all of Wheeling; Mrs. Bernhardt R. Diez of Marietta, O., and one sister Mrs. Will Arndt.
     The body was removed to the Bruemmer-Braun funeral home where services will be held at a time to be announced later.

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The Wheeling News-Register Monday, Feb 24, 1936

LOUIS COLMAR DIES SUNDAY
RETIRED VETERAN PRINTER AND PUBLISHER SUCCUMBS TO LENGTHY ILLNESS
FUNERAL SERVICES TO BE HELD IN BRUEMMER-BRAUN MORTUARY WEDNESDAY

     Louis F. Colmar, Jr., 78, veteran printer and former publisher, died Sunday evening at 5:33 o’clock in the Ohio Valley General hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Colmar had been in failing health for the past three years and was confined in the hospital since last October.
     Born in Walmahr, a Rhine province of Bavaria, Germany, May 19, 1857, a son of the late Louis and Caroline Blum Colmar, he came to Wheeling with his parents when a young boy. His early education was received in Germany and he completed his studies in the Wheeling Schools.
     Mr. Colmar began his career with the old firm of Troll and Neuhausen publishers of the German Newspaper, Arbieter Freund, which was located at Twelfth and Market streets, opposite the Hotel McLure. Later he became publisher of the paper which he renamed the Deutsche Zeitung. After a number of years Mr. Colmar sold his interests to the Volksblatt organization.
     Three years later he purchased the newspaper which he published under the name of Deutsche Zeitung of West Virginia. In 1901, Mr. Colmar discontinued the publishing business and confined his work to job printing at a plant on Twenty-second street. He was active in this business until 1933 when he was forced to retire because of failing health.
     Mr. Colmar was a member of Nelson Lodge, A.F. and A.M. the Scottish Rite bodies; Hermion lodge, A.O.U.W.; and the local Typographical Union. He was a member of Zion Lutheran church and was affiliated with the Bavarian Society. Mr. Colmar resided at 20 Birch avenue, Birch Lynn.
     Surviving are one son, W.F. Colmar of Wheeling; four daughters, Mrs. Benjamin Honecker, Mrs. Sam Heatherly, Mrs. Andrew Britt, of Wheeling, Mrs. Bernhardt R. Diez, of Marietta Ohio; and one sister, Mrs. Will Arndt. His wife, Elizabeth Ziegler, to whom he was married in 1880, preceded him in death, December 8, 1932.
     The body was removed to the Bruemmer-Braun funeral home.
     Services will be conducted in the chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. A.C.E. Grotke, pastor or Zion Lutheran church, will be in charge. Interment will follow in Greenwood cemetery.

(Lou Woodruff)


REBECCA BURKHARDT COLTON

(June 20, 1953 - September 24, 2010) Mrs. Rebecca B. Colton, 57, died September 24, 2010 at VNA Hospice House, Vero Beach.

She was born in Wheeling, WV and lived in Vero Beach for 44 years coming from Shadyside, OH. Mrs. Colton was a 1971 graduate of Vero Beach High School. In 1975 she graduated from Stetson University, earning her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She was a CPA practicing in Vero Beach. In 1986 she established the accounting firm, Rebecca B. Colton, CPA now known as Colton and Williams, PA.

In 1972 she was awarded the title Miss Vero Beach. Mrs. Colton served on numerous boards and charitable organizations in Vero Beach including Co-chair of the United Way of Indian River County with her husband. She was an avid athlete and marathon runner.

Survivors include her husband, Bruce Colton of Vero Beach; sons, Michael Colton of Ft. Pierce, FL, Greg Colton of Vero Beach, Banks Colton of Seminole, FL and Sam Colton of Vero Beach; daughter, Paige Colton of Vero Beach; mother, Mary Burkhardt of Vero Beach and 9 grandchildren. Mrs. Colton was preceded in death by her father, Richard O. Burkhardt and brother, Richard M. Burkhardt.

SERVICES: Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. September 29, 2010 at the Strunk Funeral Home, Vero Beach. A Memorial Service will be held 3:00 pm on September 30, 2010 at Community Church Vero Beach with Rev. Dr. Casey G. Baggott officiating.

From www.strunkfuneralhome.com. Submitted by Arlene L. Brown Ackermann.


HARRISON COMBS

[Source: Echo, December 20, 1928]

Harrison Combs of Glendale Succumbs

Harrison Combs died Wednesday morning at 6 o'clock at the home of his son Delbert in Glendale. He was aged 76 years. Surviving are several children.

Funeral services will be held from the home of the son Delbert Combs, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. W. H. Gilmore of Glendale M. E. church. Interment will be made in Greenlawn. The body was taken to the Lutes Mortuary.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ELIZABETH L. CONANT

[Source: Wheeling Register, February 2, 1901]

Aged Lady Dead.

Mrs. Elizabeth L. Conant died at eleven o'clock yesterday morning, in the 74th year of her age. She has many relatives living in this section, as well as a host of warm friends. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the family residence on Glenn's Run.

Interment at Greenwood.

(Cheryl McCombs)


EUGENE CONDOTTORE

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Sunday, September 18, 1955]

Eugene Condottore, 72, resident of 1904 Wood St., died suddenly at 9:05 a.m. yesterday in Wheeling Hospital following a heart attack.

The deceased was born in Italy Oct. 4, 1883, and had been a resident of Wheeling since 1905. For the past 25 years he had been employed as a landscape man at Oglebay Park. He attended St. Anthony's Catholic Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pauline Lupo Condottore; three sons, Peter of Short Creek, Frank and Joseph, both of Wheeling; two daughters, Mrs. Josephine Ross of East Liverpool, O., and Miss Theresa Condottore, at home, and six grandchildren.

His body was removed to the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., where brief services will be held Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. followed by a High Mass of Requiem at 9 a.m. at St. Anthony's. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Wheeling Intelligencer Wednesday, November 19, 1941

Connelly Rites Today

Funeral services will occur this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Springer funeral home in Elm Grove for George L. Connelly, 75, retired carriage trimmer and a resident of Ohio county the greater part of his life, who succumbed to an illness Monday in Reynolds memorial hospital at Glendale.

Rev. John H. Strock, pastor of Stone Presbyterian church, will officiate. Stone Church cemetery will be the place of burial.

(Sara Richardson Kelly)


ANNA BERNADINE FORDYCE STICKEL CONNERS

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Friday, January 3, 1997]

CONNERS, Anna B. "Bernie" Fordyce Stickel, 89, of 159 Edgington Lane, Wheeling, formerly of Chapline Street, Wheeling, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997, in Wheeling Hospital. She was a former employee of the former Stifel Taylor Department Store, Wheeling, and a former member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Wheeling. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Rex Stickel; her second husband, Roy A. Conners; a son, Robert Stickel; her parents, Robert and Agnes Gregory Fordyce; 13 brothers and sisters. Surviving are a son. Lawrence Stickel of Danbury. Conn.; three stepdaughters, Margaret Deist of Germantown , Md., Tish Talpo of Benwood and Mary Kay Hessel of St. Louis, Mo.; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Friends received 7-9 p.m. today at Kepner Funeral Home, Burke Chapel, 2101 Warwood Ave., Wheeling. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Vigil services at 8:15 p.m. today. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Catholic Charities, 125 18th St., Wheeling, W.Va. 26003.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ELIZABETH GARVEY CONNERS

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Tuesday January 3, 1950]

Conners Mass Wednesday.

A High Mass of Requiem will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock in the Church of the Immaculate Conception for Mrs. Elizabeth Garvey Conners, 41, wife of Roy A. Conners of 6 Thirty-seventh street, who died Sunday at 10:52 p.m. in the OVG hospital, following five weeks illness. Interment will be in Mount Calvary cemetery. Brief rites will precede the Mass at 8:15 a.m. in the chapel of Altmeyer funeral home.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ROY A. CONNERS

[Source: Wheeling News Register, January 27, 1986]

CONNERS, Roy A., 78, of 3700 Chapline St., Wheeling, died Sunday in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. He was a retired office manager at Blaw-Knox Foundry & Mill Machinery Inc., Peninsula plant, and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Wheeling. He was preceded in death by a wife, Elizabeth Garvey Conners, in 1950; a stepson, Robert Stickel. Surviving are his wife, A. Bernadine Fordyce Conners; three daughters, Margaret Deist of Germantown, Md., Patricia Tolpa of Benwood, Mary K. Hessel of St. Louis; a stepson, Larry Stickel of Danbury Conn.; several grandchildren. Friends received at Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob streets, Wheeling, 7-9 p.m. Monday, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. A memorial mass will be held at a later date at St. Mary Catholic Church.

(Cheryl McCombs)


HARRY CONRAD

"Wheeling News-Register" - December 8, 1937

CITY ENGINEER HARRY CONRAD DIES SUDDENLY THIS MORNING

Funeral Services To Be Held Friday For Well Known Life Resident

Harry A. Conrad, 54, city engineer of Wheeling for the past 12 years and a well known life resident of Wheeling, died suddenly this morning at 12:45 o'clock in his automobile at 10th and McColloch streets.

Mr. Conrad was stricken suddenly while driving on McColloch street and attempted to bring the car to a stop by the curb. He managed to turn off the ignition of the automobile but the car crashed into the parked machine of Jack Jackson. The 2 cars traveled about 25 feet before coming to a stop.

Dr. S. S. Bobes, Ohio county coroner, returned a verdict of death due to a heart attack following his investigation today. He stated that Mr. Conrad died between the time he turned off the ignition of the car and the crash.

Harry A. Conrad was born in wheeling October 18, 1883, of of 11 children of Louis and Fredericka Hirsch Conrad. He received his education in the public schools and was a graduate of Wheeling High School.

At an early age he became associated with the firm of C. C. Smith and Sons, civil engineers, and learned his profession with that concern. Later he entered partnership with Orion Koller, a former commissioner of Ohio county.

Mr. Conrad was appointed city engineer of Wheeling 12 years ago by the late Charles O. Ephin, city manager at that time. He had served continuously in that position since.

Mr. Conrad was a member of the First Presbyterian church. He was affiliated with Ohio Lodge # 1, A. F. and A. M.; Mc Daniel Lodge of Perfection # 1, Scottish Rites and Wheeling Lodge # 28, B. P. O. Elks.

With exception of eight years spent at Martins Ferry, Mr. Conrad had resided in Wheeling his entire life. His home was 26 Greeenwood Avenue, Pleasant Valley.

Surviving are his wife, Mabel Bullard Conrad; one daughter, Miss Alice Conrad, at home; 4 sisters Mrs. A. E. Cunliffe, Mrs Robert Johns, and Miss Elizabeth Conrad, all of Wheeling, and Mrs. William Hassell, of East Liverpool, Ohio; and 4 brothers, Albert, William, Walter and Paul Conrad, all of this city.

The funeral services will be held in McCoy funeral home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Frederick W. Cropp, Jr, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church will be in charge. Interment is to be in Greenwood cemetery.

(Sandra Ferguson)


EILEEN N. CONTRAGUERRO

"The Wheeling News Register" - Monday, March 20, 2000

CONTRAGUERRO, Eileen N., 78, of Wheeling, died Sunday, March 19, 2000, in Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling. She was retired from C&P Telephone Co. and was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral, Wheeling. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Contraguerro; and her parents, Rosler and Mary Belle Priest Burford. Surviving are a stepson, James H. Contraguerro, of Wheeling; a brother, Harry Burford; a sister-in-law, Rose Contraguerro; two stepgrandchildren, Linda Contraguerro of Wheeling, and Jeanette Sampson of Okla.; and several nieces and nephews, including Gloria Bauduin of Wheeling. Friends received from 9 a.m. Wednesday until time of services at 11 a.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

"The Wheeling News Register" - Monday, March 20, 2000

CONTRAGUERRO - On Sunday, March 19, 2000, EILEEN N. CONTRAGUERRO, in her 79th year.

Among her survivors include two stepgreat-grandchildren, David, and Matthew Sampson, of Oklahoma.

Friends received from 9 a.m. Wednesday until services at 11 a.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, with Deacon John G. Moses officiating. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

*NOTE: (parental info listed in obit above is incorrect.)
1. Eileen Nell Burford, born December 22, 1921 in New Martinsville, Wetzel County, West Virginia; died March 21, 2000 in Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center,Wheeling, WV. She was the daughter of Calvin Rosler Burford and Mabel Pearl Priest. She married (1) James Contraguerro. He was born September 18, 1922, and died January 25, 1999 in Wheeling, West Virginia.

(Peggy Lynn Rowe)


PAUL V. COOK

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

Paul V. Cook, Bellaire, Dies

Paul Vincent Cook, 45, died at 9:55 o’clock this morning in his home at 3207 Hamilton street, Bellaire. He had been ill one week.

He was born in Bellaire, a son of Thomas and Rose McCaffrey Cook, and had spent his entire life in the town. For years he was employed in the Rail and River Coal Company’s No. 3 mine. he was a member of St. John’s Catholic church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Clare Cook, and six children, Thomas, Paul, Jr., John, Clare Marie, Jenrose and Peter, all at home. Also two brothers and two sisters, Raymond, Thomas, and Helen Cook, and Mrs. Mary Weishaupt, all of Bellaire.

(Cheryl McCombs)


THEODORE COOK

[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, February 3, 1871]

Cook, Theodore; died 2-1-1871 in Martinsville, Oh.; age-31; Company E, 2d Regiment W. V. Veteran Infantry; funeral from his late residence.

(Cheryl McCombs)


WALKER H. COOK

March 2, 1930 - Source unknown

This afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the family home 89 Twenty seventh street, funeral services will be held for Walker H. Cook, sho died Wednesday. Dr. William H. Fields of the First Christian church will officiate. Interment will be made in Mount Zion cemetery.

(Linda Fluharty)


WILLIAM J. COOK

[Source: Wheeling Register, August 22, 1932]

COOK, WILLIAM J. - On Friday, August 19, 1932, at 7:30 o’clock a.m. at his home, 1446 National Road Pleasant Valley, William J. Cook in his 70th year.

The body was removed to the McCoy funeral home, 44 Fifteenth street, Monday morning will be returned to the late residence, where funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Entombment in Greenwood mausoleum.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ANNA MARIE KEARNS COOPER

[Source: NR, November 28, 1960]

COOPER, Mrs. Marie Kearns, wife of Thomas J. Cooper, former mayor of McMechen, died Monday morning at the Marshall St., McMechen residence of her daughter, Mrs. George J. Reilly. Friends may call at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen. Brief services will be held there Thursday at 8:30 o'clock, followed by a High Mass of Requiem in St. James Church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Members of the Rosary-Altar Society will recite the Rosary Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ANNA PENDERGAST COOPER

[Source: Wheeling News Register, November 17, 1924]

Tomorrow morning at eight-thirty o'clock from the family home, 15 Ninth street McMechen will be held funeral services for Mrs. Anna Cooper, aged 64 years, who died Monday. Requiem High Mass will be offered at nine o'clock at St. James Catholic Church, and burial will be made in Mount Calvary cemetery.

[Source: Wheeling News Register, November 17, 1924]

Mrs. Anna Cooper

Mrs. Anna Cooper, 64, wife of the late William F. Cooper, died at 3:30 o'clock yesterday morning at her home, 415 Ninth street, McMechen, after a brief illness. Mrs. Cooper was born in Kentucky and when a child her parents migrated to Wheeling. She had been a resident of McMechen for 21 years and was a member of St. James Catholic church. She leaves two sons, William of Springfield, O., and Thomas of McMechen; five daughters, Mrs. William Walen (Walsh) of Flushing, O., Mrs. Thomas O'Connell, Mrs. Weyne (Wayne) Marble, Mrs. Earl Tribbet (Tribett), Misses Catherine and Gertrude at home. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 o'clock Thursday morning at the home followed by Requiem High Mass at 9 o'clock in St. James Catholic church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


LAWRENCE COOPER

[Source: Wheeling News Register, July 1, 1965]

COOPER, Lawrence, 26, of Paden City, died Monday as the result of injuries sustained a traffic crash at Ravenna, He was born Nov. 11, 1938 in Tyler County, a son of Charles and Velma Billiter Cooper. He is survived by a brother, Samuel, of Georgia; the following half-brothers and half-sisters, Mary Smith, Annabelle Winters, Alice, Kathy, and Jesse Greathouse, all of Paden City, Marie Timms of Ravenna, O., and Joe Greathouse of Moundsville; and his grandmother, Mrs. Mae Billiter of Paden City. Friends received at the Mowery Funeral Home, Paden City, where services will be held Friday at 2:30 with burial to follow in the Kendle Cemetery, Paden City.

(Cheryl McCombs)


THOMAS J. COOPER

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Monday, May 9, 1966]

COOPER, Thomas J., 70, 614 Marshall St., McMechen, and former mayor of that community for 29 years, died Sunday at 9:40 p.m. in Reynolds Memorial Hospital. He was born in Wheeling, July 27, 1895, a son of William and Anna Pendergast Cooper and had been a long time employee of the B & O Railroad at the McMechen shop, retiring in 1958. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of St. James Church and the Holy Name Society; American Legion Post No. 5; Moundsville Elks and Eagles; the 40 Et8; McMechen Volunteer Fire Dept.; and the B & O Veteran's Assn.; and WW I Veteran's Assn. His wife, Anna Marie Kearns Cooper died in 1960. Surviving are a son, John J. Cooper of Baltimore; one daughter, Mrs. George J. (Rose Marie) Reilly, McMechen; four grandchildren and three sisters; Mrs. Earl Tribett, McMechen; Mrs. Grace Marple, Miami, Florida; Mrs. Gertrude Koback of Toledo. Friends may call at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, after noon Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


WILLIAM THOMAS COOPER, Sr.

[Source: Wheeling News Register, June 7, 1917]

William T. Cooper, Sr., died at his home on Ashland avenue, Thursday, after a brief illness at the age of 63 years. Mr. Cooper had been employed at the National Tube company's Riverside plant for the past 18 years. He is survived by his wife and nine children, six daughters and three sons, as follows: Mrs. William Walsh, Ella, Catherine, Bernadine, Gertrude, Grace, and William, Joseph and Thomas Cooper.

Funeral services will be held at St. James church, McMechen, Monday morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. Father P. J. O'Kane officiating. Interment will be made in Mt. Calvary cemetery, Wheeling.

William Thomas Cooper, Sr.

[Source: Wheeling News Register, June 7, 1917]

William T. Cooper, Sr.

William T. Cooper, Sr., 63, former resident of this city and timekeeper at the National Tube company, died yesterday morning at 9:40 o'clock at his home, No. 1911 Ashland avenue, Benwood, following an illness of a few days. He was born in this city, where he spent the greater part of his life, having only recently moved to Benwood. He was a church member of St. James Catholic church. Besides his wife, who was formerly Miss Anna Pendergast, he is survived by three sons and six daughters, William Jr., Joseph, Thomas, Misses Loretta, Catherine, Bernadetta, Grace, Gertrude and Mrs. William Welch of McMechen. Arrangements for the funeral are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


The Stuart News, Stuart, Martin, FL Thursday 11 Jul 2002, p B4:

VIRGINIA MAE COPUS

Fort Pierce - Virginia Mae Copus, 76, of Fort Pierce died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, in a local hospital. A native of Wheeling, W.Va., she lived in Fort Pierce for 16 years. She moved here from Ashland, Ohio. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Salvation Army Worship Center, Fort Pierce. She was a member of the Salvation Army. She enjoyed playing bingo and shuffleboard and doing crafts.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, John W. Copus of Fort Pierce; two sons, John W. Copus Jr. of Sterling, Ohio, and David Copus of Bakerville, N.C.; two daughters, Sandra Mae Allen and Mary E. Randel, both of Eastman, Ga.; a brother, Paul Lightfoot of Haysville, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Burial will be in Ashland County Memorial Park, Ashland. Those who wish may contribute to the Salvation Army Worship Center, 605 Ohio Ave., Fort Pierce, FL 34950. Out-of-state arrangements are under the direction of Hyel Funeral Home, Ashland. Local arrangements are under the direction of Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.

(Arlene L. Brown Ackermann)


DAISY CORY

Dec 21, 1921 - Source unknown

Funeral services for Daisy McNeill Cory, 15, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. G. W. Cory, who died at the Ohio Valley General hospital yesterday morning at ? o'clock will be held this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at the Mendel funeral home, and the body will be sent to Parkersburg to-morrow for burial.

The deceased was a student at Clay school and a member of the basketball team. She has been ill for the last five months and was taken to the hospital when her condition became more serious a week ago.

She is survived by her parents, who reside at 409 South Huron street, three sisters, Mary, Evelyn and Edith and four brothers, Earl, John, Gardner and Burnett. Her father is superintendent of the Union Mission.

(Linda Fluharty)


THOS. L. COSGRAY

Dec 15, 1948

Thomas L. Cosgray, 68, farmer of near Hundred, who died Sunday night at 9:24 o'clock, was a native of Wetzel county, born January 2, 1880 on Robert Ridge. He was a son of Hugh K. and Catherine Postlewaite Cosgray.

Services will be held at the East view Church of Christ, this afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in East View cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna Cosgray, a daughter, Mrs. Charles W. Duncil of Fairmont; three brothers, John and Clarence of Long Drain and Baker of near Littleton and three sisters, Mrs. Milton Booth of Littleton and Mrs. Arley Sole and Miss Lucy Cosgray of Hundred.

(Linda Fluharty)


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, July 8, 2008

MARIE STRAUSS COSS

COSS, Marie C., 93, of Belmont Ave., Martins Ferry, OH, died Monday, Jul. 7, 2008 at home.

She was born Jun. 7, 1915 in Bridgeport, OH a daughter of the late John W. and Mary E. (Mauck) Strauss.

She was retired from the former M. Marsh & Sons Stogie Co. of Wheeling, WV. Marie was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Catholic Women's Club both of Martins Ferry.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Harmon Coss, a daughter Josephine Myers, a son Gerald F. Coss, four brothers August, John, George and Joseph Strauss, a sister Kathryn Herrman, a grandson Michael Strauss and a great granddaughter Brittany Cika.

Surviving are two daughters Mary Evelyn Staley and Patricia "Patti" Cika both of Martins Ferry, twelve grandchildren Connie Hackett, Dale J., David A., James M., Jerry, M, and Patrick F. Staley, George R. and Matthew C. Myers, Diane A. Binder, Kimberly A. Cika-Powell, and John M. and Wayne A. Cika, 17 great-grandchildren and eleven great-great grandchildren.

Friends will be received Thursday, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Heslop Funeral Home, Walnut at Fifth, Martins Ferry, OH.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated Friday, Jul. 11, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, with Rev. Thomas A. Magary officiating.

Burial follows in St. Mary's Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

Rosary devotions will be recited Thursday at 3:00 p.m. followed by Wake services at 7:30 p.m. both in the funeral home.


"The Wheeling News Register" - August 22, 1916

WILLIAM A. COSS

William A. Coss, aged 63, a well known resident of this section is dead at his home, 448 National Road. Death occurred last night at 8:40 p.m. and was due to complications incident, to advance years.

Mr. Coss was born on February 11, 1853, and had lived in that community for many years. He was a Member of the Fourth Street Episcopal Church of this City. Surviving are two Daughters and a Son: Mrs. Emma Mooney and Bernie M Coss, at home and Mrs. Floyd S. Mull of Jewell, Ohio: Three Sisters and two Brothers: Mrs. John Scott and Mrs. James Scott of Maynard Ohio, and Mrs. Catherine G Porter, John C Coss of Martins Ferry and George Coss of Ohio.

Funeral Services will be held at the Family Home Wednesday with Rev. J. H. Hess of the North Street Methodist Episcopal Church in charge. Interment will be held in Greenwood Cemetery.

(Mary Staley)


ELIZABETH COSTAIN

[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, January 28, 1871]

Costain, Elizabeth; died 1-27-1871; w/o Robert Costain; age-32y 9m 28d; funeral from residence of brother-in-law, Alexander Defibaugh, on Coal st., North Whg.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Wheeling Dailey Intelligencer - 10/ 7/1873

JOHN COTTA

Cotta - Friday, October 5, 1873 at 11 o’clock p. m., John Cotta, in the 74th year of his age. Funeral from his last residence, Market Street, today at 10 o’clock a.m. Friends of the family are invited.

(Donna Criswell Mollaun)


Wheeling Register - 6 March 1879

DEATH'S DOINGS

Last evening about 3:30 o'clock, Isaac Cotts, Sr., residing on Market below Seventh street, died rather unexpectedly. Mr. Cotts has been suffering with disease for the past year, but was not confined to his room until last Sunday when he was compelled to take his bed from which he never arose again. At the time of his death, he was in his seventy-third year, having been born at Pittsburgh July 19, 1806. Shortly after his birth Mr. Cotts' parents removed to this city, where they located and where he, with four other brothers, were raised. On March 28, 1832, deceased was united in marriage to Miss Susan McCord, daughter of James McCord of this city at Samuel Beamer's Tavern, West Alexander, by the father of the present 'Squire Mayes, of that place. In early life, deceased was engaged in the coal business in this city, and afterwards in the lumber business. In 1865, he opened up in the wholesale grocery business on Main street, which busines he continued until about four years, since which time he has been out of active business. Deceased leaves a wife, a daughter and two sons, besides a host of friends, to mourn his sudden demise.

Wheeling Register - 7 March 1879

DIED - COTTS--Wednesday afternoon, at 3 1/2 o'clock, March 5th, ISAAC COTTS, in his 73rd year. - The funeral will take place from his late residence, No. 327(?) Market street, Friday morning, at 10 o'clock. Interment at Mt. Wood cemetery. Friends of the family are invited.

(Linda Fluharty)


ROBERT COWAN

[Source: Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Friday, November 27, 1903]

COWAN - Suddenly on Friday, Nov. 27, 1903, at 11 o'clock a. m., Captain ROBERT COWAN, in his 65th year. Funeral notice hereafter.

(Cheryl McCombs)


GEORGE COZAD

[Source: Wheeling Register, Monday, October 2, 1882]

COZAD - On Sunday morning at 8:30 o'clock, GEORGE COZAD, in the 39th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, 103 Fifteenth street, at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Interment at Peninsula Cemetery. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

(Cheryl McCombs)


LIZZIE GIBSON CRANMER

[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, Wheeling Register, October 23, 1871]

Cranmer, Lizzie Gibson; died 10-21-1871; youngest d/o Gibson L. & Oella Z. Cranmer; funeral from parent's residence on Pennsylvania st. Whg. Island.

(Cheryl McCombs)


CHARLES LOUIS CRESAP

Wheeling News-Register - Nov 25, 2000

Cresap, Charles Louis, 72, of Potomac Lane, Daytona Beach, Fla., formerly of Warwood, died Nov 21, 2000, in Daytona Beach.

He was born Dec 8, 1927, in Wheeling, son of the late Charles P. and Lena Neidermeyer Cresap.

He was the former assistant Chief of the Wheeling Fire Department, retiring in 1984, as Chief inspector of the Bureau of Fire Prevention; he was a Methodist; an Army Veteran; he was a member of Bates Lodge 33 A.F.&A.M.; and a member of the international Association of Firefighters and Fire Chiefs.

Surviving are his wife, Jacquelyn White Cresap; two Sons, Charles L., Jr., Grand Rapids, Mich., and David W. of Towaco, NJ; a daughter, Gerri Lesak of Niceville, Fla.; a brother Thomas of Martins Ferry; eight Grandchildren and two Great-grandchildren.

Friends received noon to 3 and 7-9 P.M.,Sunday at Kepner Funeral home, Burke Chapel, 2101 Warwood Ave, Wheeling, where services will be held AR 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Robert K. Staub officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

(Mary Staley)


DONALD D. CRISWELL

Wheeling Intelligencer - April 1, 1978 - Saturday

Deaths Elsewhere

Donald D. Criswell, 61, of Brookfield, Mo., formerly of Wheeling, died Wednesday at home. He was owner and operator of the Bellaire Motel, Brookfield, Mo., a member of the Vance Memorial United Presbyterian Church, Wheeling and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Velma Coates Criswell; his father, Russell J. Criswell of Lexingron, Ky,; two daughters, Donna Mollaun of Cincinnati and Diana Marshall of Wheeling; four grandchildren; two brothers, Dick of Lexington, Ky., and Russell W. of Lafayette, Ind. Friends received at the Bowden Rhodes Funeral Home, Brookfield, Mo., where services will be held at 10:30 a. n\m. Saturday. Masonic services 7:30 p.m. Friday and Eagles services at 8 p.m.

NOTE: This is my father. There are some errors in the obituary: Vance Memorial Church is in Wheeling, WV. Russell W. Criswell lived in LaFayette, LA at the time, not Indiana.

(Donna Criswell Mollaun)


Wheeling News Register - May 25, 1936

GEORGE S. CRISWELL, 68, SUCCUMBS TO ILLNESS AT N. MAIN STREET HOME.

RETIRED SHIPBUILDING CARPENTER LIFE RESIDENT OF THIS DISTRICT.

George S. Criswell, 86, a retired shipbuilding carpenter and resident of Wheeling and vicinity his entire life, died Saturday evening at 7:05 o’clock at his home, 651 Main Street, following an illness.

Mr. Criswell was born at Short Creek, September 1, 1849, a son of James and Margaret Fodder Criswell. For many years he was employed as a carpenter by the George Prince company here builders on river boats. He had been retired for several years. At one time he resided in Martins Ferry.

Mr. Criswell was a member of Martins Ferry Presbyterian church and the Martins Ferry lodge of Redmen.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane O’dell Criswell, three daughters: Mrs. William Brand, Mrs. Charles Schrader and Miss Alice Baker all of this city, Two sons: James E. and Russell J. Criswell. 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Bertschy Memorial mortuary where services will be held at a time to be announced later. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

NOTE: The mother of George S. Criswell was probably Temperance Potter (b. in PA) however the death certificate also states that his mother was Margaret Fodder. Temperance later married Charles Snodgrass after the death of James in 1862. A number of Criswell researchers have been unable to find a “Margaret Fodder”. Mrs. William Brand was Mattie May Criswell. Mrs. Charles Schrader was Nanna Criswell. George S. Criswell was my great grandfather.

(Donna Criswell Mollaun)


GEORGE S. CRISWELL

Wheeling News Register - November 21, 1960

CRISWELL, George S. of Stone Church Rd., died Sunday morning. He was a painting contractor and a member of Painters and Decorators Local 91, and was a past governor of the Loyal Order of Moose of Elm Grove. Surviving are his widow, Julia Madenski Criswell; two sons, Richard of Wheeling and Ronald of Martins Ferry; one brother and three sisters, all of Zanesville. Friends will be received at Kepner’s, 107 Key Ave., Monday and Tuesday evenings. Services will be held there Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. William A. Woods officiating. Burial will be in Stone Church Cemetery.

NOTE: This is the grandson of the above George S. Criswell the boat builder, who is my great-grandfather. His father was James Edward Criswell.

(Donna Criswell Mollaun)


RUSSELL WILLIAM CRISWELL

Criswell, Russell William, 87, formerly of Wheeling, WV, died July 17, 2002 in Ft. Myers, Fl. "Russ" was born in February 1915, the son of Jesse Russel and Lillian Crisswell. He lived with his wife Claire at 12756 Yacht Club Circle in Ft. Myers, Fl. 33919, Russ had moved to Florida in 1975 and had resided in melbourne before moving to Ft. Myer.

He leaves his daughters, Suzanne Keys of Ft. Myers and Dr. Janet Lorant of Chapel Hill, NC:son-in-law William Keys and Reginald Lorant; three grandchildren, Michael Keys of Lafayette, LA, Dr. Timothy Keys of Ft. Myers, and Christine Bernosky of Mt. Morris, PA; seven great grandchildren; his brother, Richard Criswell of Lexington, KY.

Note: Misspelling of name and also Ft. Meyer(s) is the way it is written in the newspaper.....P.S.

(Phyllis Slater)


RUSSELL J. CRISWELL

Wheeling News Register - Oct. 30, 1980

OUT OF TOWN DEATHS

Russell J. Criswell, 88, of Lexington, Ky., formerly of Wheeling, died Tuesday in Lexington. He was formerly employed as a maintenance manager for the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp., and a Methodist. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Lutes Criswell in 1968. Surviving are two sons, Dick M. Criswell of Lexington, and Russell W. of Melbourne, Fla.; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Friends received at the W. R. Millard Funeral Home, Lexington, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, where services will be held at 9:30 a. m. Friday. Interment in South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Ind.

NOTE: This is the obituary of my grandfather. He and his wife Lillian Pearl Lutes Criswell lived with their son, Dick Melvin Criswell in Greensburg, Id, where Lillian died and was buried. Russell moved to Kentucky with the same son, where he died and his remains moved to be next to Lillian. He was the son of George S. and Mary Jane O’dell Criswell. He was also preceded in death by his son, Donald David Criswell, who died in Missouri in 1978 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Wheeling.

(Donna Criswell Mollaun)


ALFRED CROOKS

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

CLIMBS FROM WINDOW OF LOCAL HOSPITAL
In Delirium, Alfred Crooks Attempts Escape and Dies

Shortly after climbing through a window of the North Wheeling hospital in a delirium, Alfred Crooks, 70 years of age, a retired grocer of West Wheeling, last evening succumbed to pneumonia.

Despite his fall from a window on the first floor, his death, which occurred at 6:10 o'clock, was due to pneumonia, it was said. He had been at the hospital less than a week, and yesterday had a change for worse. In the delirium he climbed through the window of his room to the lawn, before he was observed by attendants.

He was born and reared in this section, where he spent most of his life. He leaves three children: John Crooks, of Bellaire, O.; and James Crooks, West Wheeling; and a daughter in Brownsville, Pa.

(Cheryl McCombs)


MARY CROUP

[Source: Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, September 13, 1852]

DIED - On the 10th, inst., at Fork Ridge, Marshall co., Croup, MARY, only daughter of William and Catharine Caskins, aged 7 years.

(Cheryl McCombs)


MRS. CARRIE L. CRUPE

"The Wheeling News Register" - January 14, 1951

Mrs. Carrie Lee Crupe, 77, wife of George W. Crupe, died last night at 8:05 o'clock in her home, 161 East Merritt street, city. She had been in failing health for the past 3 years and seriously ill the past six months. Daughter of the late Thomas and Evedna Toland, she was born near Taylorstown, Pa., October 20, 1873. Surviving in addtition to her husband, are a daughter, Miss Catherine Crupe, and two sisters, Mrs. William Gardner and Mrs. Minnie Toland, all of Wheeling and two grandchildren. Friends are being received at the Bertschy Memorial mortuary, where services will be held Wesnesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Alexander K. Davison, pastor of United Presbyterian church, will officiate. Internment will be in Greenwood cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


EMMA V. KERNS CRUPE

[Source: Wheeling News Register, April 23, 1940]

Mrs. T. E. Crupe

Resident Of Valley Grove For 14 Years Succumbs Monday Afternoon

Mrs. Emma V. Kerns Crupe, 58, wife of T. Edward Crupe and resident of Valley Grove for the past 14 years, died Monday afternoon at 4:45 o'clock at her home on the National road. She had been ill several months and seriously ill for the past few weeks.

Mrs. Crupe was born November 14, 1881, near Potomac, Washington county, Pa., a daughter of Hugh and Margaret Crew Kerns. For a number of years she resided at West Alexander, Pa., and moved to Valley Grove in 1926. She was a member of the West Alexander Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, T. Edward Crupe, to whom she was married March 11, 1905; two sons, James E. and Oscar R. Crupe, of Valley Grove; one daughter, Mrs. Martha V. Ball, of Valley Grove: four brothers, Ralph Kerns, of Newark, 0., James Kerns, of Washington, D. C., Luther Kerns, of Marionville, Pa., George L. Kerns, of Richland, N. Y.; one sister, arc his wife, Mrs. Ida Hootman of Marionville, Pa., and five grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Crider funeral home and this afternoon was returned to the residence.

Services are to be held at the home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Smith, pastor of Alexander Methodist church, is to be in charge. Interment will follow in West Alexander cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


FANNY LOU NORA CRUPE

[Source: Wheeling News Register, September 18, 1976]

CRUPE, Mrs. Fanny Lou Nora, 78, of Short Creek RD 1, Wheeling, died Saturday, at Ohio Valley General Hospital. She was a Protestant. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward, in 1972. She is survived by five sons, Donald E. of Cleveland, James R. and Glenn O., of Short Creek, Gaylord M. of Martins Ferry, and John D. of Warwood; two daughters Mrs. William (Betty) Kirkpatrick, of Short Creek, and Mrs. Robert (Doris) Hissam of Benwood; 21 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Friends received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 1308 Chapline St., Wheeling, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


HENRIETTA RUTH MOZINGO CRUPE

[Source: Wheeling News Register, September 20, 1990]

CRUPE, Henrietta Ruth Mozingo, 88, of 1208 Warwood Ave., Wheeling, died Wednesday at home. She was a retired employee of the former Ohio Valley General Hospital, Wheeling, and a member of the Warwood Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard, in 1968. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles L. (Dorothy) Evans of Merritt Island, Fla., and Mrs. James R. (Eileen) Murphy of Wellsburg; two sisters, Mamie Crane of Escondido, Calif., and Margaret Burris of New Cumberland; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Kepner Funeral Home, 1308 Chapline St., Wheeling, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Interment in Park View Memorial Gardens, Wheeling.

(Cheryl McCombs)


JAMES M. CRUPE

[Source: NR, March 13, 1929]

Jas. M. Crupe Dies

Following an illness that had extended over the past five months, James M. Crupe, 70, died yesterday morning at 7 o'clock at his home near West Alexander, Pa. He was a life-long resident of Washington county.

Mr. Crupe is survived by two brothers, Edward, of West Alexander, and Jack Crupe, of Pittsburgh, and three sisters, Mrs. James Dinch, of West Liberty, Mrs. Anna Amos, of Independence, Pa., and Miss Martha Crupe, West Alexander.

Services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home, followed by interment in the West Alexander cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


LOUELLA ALLEN CRUPE

[Source: Wheeling News Register, ]

CRUPE, Mrs. Louella, 31, of GC and P Rd., RD 2, West Alexander, Pa., wife of Gaylord Crupe, died Sunday at Ohio Valley General Hospital after a brief illness. Born Nov. 11, 1933, in Washington County, Pa., she was a daughter of Ernest and Sarah Simpson Allen of RD 2, Claysville, Pa. Surviving in addition to her parents and husband are six sons, David, Jules, Wayne, Donald, Michael and Richard, all of home; two daughters, Carolyn and Sandra, at home; five brothers, David of Washington, PA., Edward of Avella, Pa., Ernest of Wheeling, and Charles and Robert of Claysville; six sisters, Mrs. Juanita Crupe of Short Creek, Mrs. Mary Lemley, Mrs. Paulette Cox and Mrs. Judith McKean, all of Washington, Mrs. Nancy Phillips of West Alexander and Mrs. Marlyn Phillips of Claysville; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Orpha Allen of Washington; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Nancy Smith of Claysville. Friends will be received at Kepner's Funeral Home, 107 Key Ave., Elm Grove, Monday and Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Services will at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. John II Debolt of West Alexander Methodist Church will officiate. Burial in West Alexander Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


MARTHA EVEDNA CRUPE

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Saturday, January 18, 1936]

Miss M. Crupe Succumbs

Martha Evedna Crupe, 78, Dies This Morning Following Brief Illness Resident of McGraw's Run Road For Years - Arrangements Incomplete

Miss Martha Evedna Crupe, 78, resident of McGraw's Run road for many years, died this morning at 9:10 o'clock at the home of her brother, T. E. Crupe, in Valley Grove. She had been ill for one week.

Miss Crupe was born near Majorsville, Marshall county, December 24, 1857, a daughter of John and Martha Dinch Crupe and spent her early life there. Her brother, T. E. Crupe is the only survivor. The body was removed to the Crider funeral home where services will be held at a time to be announced later.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ROBERT LEE CRUPE

"The Wheeling News Register" -Jan. 1, 1916

Funeral services over the remains of the late Robert Lee Crupe, who passed away at the home of his niece, Miss Minnie Toland, at Mt. de Chantal, on Monday afternoon, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Bennett, pastor of the Rubie M.E. church, will have charge. Internment will take place in Greenwood cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


EARLE CHAPMAN CUPPY

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Friday, March 31, 2000]

Businessman E. C. Cuppy Dies At Age 63

Earle Chapman Cuppy, owner/operator of Cuppy Farms, former owner/operator of Cuppy Amusements and Cuppy Greenhouses, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, in Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville. He was 63.

A resident of New Cumberland, he was born Aug. 21, 1936, in New Cumberland, son of the late Leslie Earle and Elizabeth Chapman Cuppy.

He was a retired machine shop truck driver from Weirton Steel Corp. and served in the U.S Air Force during the Korean War.

He was a member of the New Cumberland Christian Church. He was a director on the board of Hancock County Sheltered Workshop; a member of 4-H Club Foundation, Beaver County Antique Tractor Association, a charter member of Herrons Airport and a major with the Civil Air Patrol.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Rose Ragusa Cuppy; four daughters, Ann Cuppy of Weirton, Tammy Snodgrass and her husband, John, of Charleston, W.Va.; Tiny Cuppy of New Cumberland and Vicki Lynn Kester and her husband, Eric, of Chester; a sister, Iris Virginia Cuppy of New Cumberland; seven grandchildren, Scott, Kayla and Leah Cuppy, Derek Martin, Hope and Brian Snodgrass, and Joe Thomas.

Friends received 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Nixon Funeral Home, New Cumberland.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the New Cumberland Christian Church, Court Street, New Cumberland, with the Rev. Tom Hess officiating. Interment in New Cumberland Cemetery. Full military services will be held by the Tri-State Veterans Burial Group.

(Cheryl McCombs)


EMILY CURTIS

Wheeling Intelligencer - 11/12/1971

CURTIS, Rev. Emily M., 45 of Moundsville, died Tuesday at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla, Friends may call at Grisell Funeral Home, Friday 2-4, 7-9 p.m.. On Saturday the body will be taken to the First United Presbyterian Church, Moundsville, to lie in state from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. when services will be conducted by her husband, the Rev. William N. Curtis. Burial in Riverview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Sunday School, Moundsville.

(Donna Criswell Mollaun)


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