Ohio County "D" Obituaries   


[Source: Wheeling Register, Monday, May 3, 1915]

Jacob Daehlen, well known resident of South Chapline street, passed away yesterday afternoon at 3:45 o'clock at the late residence, No. 2108 Chapline street, following an eight weeks' illness, death being attributed to a complication of diseases. The deceased was born in Switzerland and was the son of the late John and Elizabeth Daehlen. He came to Wheeling in 1868 and was a cheesemaker by trade. He was a staunch member of the Lutheran church. For the past eight years he had made his home with Robert Blum, and prior to that time, made his home with Mr. Blum's parents. Funeral services will be held from the residence of Robert Blum, No. 2108 Chapline street, on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. William G. Ulfert, pastor of the St. John's church, will officiate, and interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)

Found at the Wheeling Library - Dated 19 August 1948

Edward Dailer, Warwood, Dies

Edward C. Dailer, in his 74th year, died at his home at 512 Richland ave., Warwood, last evening at 9:50 o'clock. He was a former lieutenant of police at the Bennwood works of the Wheeling Steel Corp., having served with that company for years, retiring three years ago.

Mr. Dailer was a former member of Wheeling council, having represented the First ward for a number of years.

He was born in this city August 20, 1874, a son of Charles and Agnes Weitzel Dailer. He was married in St. Joseph's cathedral on June 29, 1898, and the past summer observed their golden jubilee. He was a member of Corpus Christi church and the Holy Name society.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Eva Meredith, Mrs. Donald Swan, Mrs. Louis Rice and Mrs. Joseph Letzelter, of this city, three sons, Edward J., Harry J., and Robert V Dailer, all of Wheeling, a sister, Mrs. John Cook, city. Five brothers, Joseph of Detroit, August, Herman, Charles and Vincent Dailer, all of this city, and 15 grandchildren. Two sons preceded him in death.

The body is at the Altmeyer funeral home, pending arrangements.

(Kathryn C. Sepulveda-Canning)


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

Dato Services To Be Saturday

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock in the late residence, 105 Sixth street, Aetnaville, Bridgeport, for Carl Dato, who died Wednesday evening in the Martins Ferry hospital following a long illness.

The Rev. H. C. Heinlein of the Kirkwood Methodist church will be in charge and burial will be made in Linwood cemetery, Blaine.

He was born in Maynard, O., April 7, 1909, a son of Joseph and Saraphine Cicero Dato. He had resided for the past 25 years in Bridgeport and was employed at the Yorkville works of the Wheeling Steel Corp., until six years ago when ill health forced his retirement. He was a member of the Bridgeport lodge No. 995, F.O.E.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rose Dato; a daughter, Saraphine Ann, at home; his father, Joseph Dato; his stepmother, and two brothers, Nelson E. and Samuel C. Dato, both of Detroit.

(Cheryl McCombs)


"Wheeling News Register" - February 21, 1944

Services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Bertschy Memorial Mortuary for Mrs. Caroline Daubert, 87, of Louisa Avenue, Springdale, who died Sunday morning at her home.

Reverend William J. Hausmann of St. John's Evangelical Church will officiate. Interment will be in Peninsula Cemetery.

Mrs. Daubert was born in Germany on March 10, 1856, a daughter of Conrad and Elizabeth Schwarz. She came to the United States in 1871. A member of the St. John's Evangelical Church, she was the widow of Bernhardt Daubert, who preceded her in death in 1937.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George Akers and Mrs. J. M. Miller, both of Wheeling; two sons Louis H. Daubert of Martins Ferry, and Otto W. Daubert of Evans City, PA; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

(Dave Thompson)


[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, Wheeling Register, October 19, 1871]

Davis, Alfred; died 10-16-1871 at b-i-l, Wm. Cochrane, as result of a street fight in Bellaire, Oh.; Davis was returning home from a meeting of the Odd Fellows & was shot by William Douglass, aided by Thomas Brannan; resident at Wegee, 4 miles from Bellaire; leaves wife & 4 sm. children. Internment-Wegee Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, March 7, 1936]



Mrs. Evelyn Ewing Davis, 50, wife of R. H. Davis and a resident of Wheeling for many years, died this morning at 4 o’clock, at her home, 39 Twenty-fifth street. She had been ill for the past year. Mrs. Davis was born in Marshall county, March 17, 1885, a daughter of W. W. and Ellen Riley Ewing, pioneer Marshall county residents. She was a devout member of St. Alphonsus Catholic church.

Mrs. Allan Nolte and Mrs. Donald Richmond of Wheeling. Misses Elaine, Betty and Roxanne Davis, all at home; one son, Ewing, Davis of Wheeling; two sisters, Mrs. William Hazlett of Sand Hill, Mrs. George Little of Newton, Kan.; one brother, T. R. Ewing of Bethlehem, and one grandson, Barry Nolte of Wheeling. A sister, Miss Anna M. Ewing, died November 12, 1935, and a brother, Phillip W. Ewing, died February 7, this year.

The body was removed to the Altmeyer funeral home. Arrangements for the funeral are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 1/24/1911

Harry Davis, aged about 30, an electrician, of Wheeling, was drowned Monday afternoon in the Little Kanawha river about a hundred yards below Lock No. 1 at Shacktown, a short distance above this city. Davis was a passenger on the steamer Louise bound for Creston, where he was going to visit relatives. The accident occurred a few minutes after one o'clock. Davis was standing on the roof of the boat when he suddenly lost his balance and fell into the river. Several persons saw him fall and they are of the opinion that it was an accident and not any intention upon the part of Davis thus discounting any belief of intention of suicide.

Immediately after Davis fell into the river efforts were made to rescue him but he had gone down for the last time before he could be reached. The Louise was at once tied up and search was begun for the body.

Davis is an electrician and runs an electric plant in a suburb of Wheeling. He is survived by a wife and three children. He came down to this city on his vacation and was going to Mt. Zion for the purpose of visiting some relatives.

The body was recovered late Monday evening after a long and exhaustive search. Davis was drowned in about 55 feet of water.

The men in charge of the Louise quite naturally very much regret the sad occurrance and they tied their boat up at once and done all in their power to recover the body of Davis. The latter was not well known in this city but was known to a large number of people up the Little Kanawha river. "The Parkersburg State Journal"

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


Davis, Walter Todd, of 902 Warwood Ave., died Thursday [12JAN1960] in the Ohio Valley General Hospital. He was born in Wheeling, a son of Samuel and Lura Baggs Davis and was a life resident of the city. He was a member of the First Christian Church and was a retired Wheeling Stamping Co. employe. He was also a member of Lodge No. 5 AF&M, Scottish Rite and Osiris Temple. Surviving are his widow, Maxine Tannebaum Davis; two daughters, Mrs. Henry Wurtzbacher of Chicago and Mrs. Forest E. Wood of Tazewell, Va,; one son, Howard, of Wheeling; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. Elmer R. Pieper of Wheeling, Mrs. Harry Brandt of Follansbee, and Mrs. Walter B. Hilton of Coral Gables, Fla,; two brothers, John of Dallas, Texas and Russell of Hopemount, W. Va,; and several nieces and nephews. The remains were removed to the Bodey Funeral Home pending completion of funeral arrangements.

(Mike Wood)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Wednesday, March 30, 1892]


A Well Known Citizen of the North End Expires Suddenly

Wm. Davis, an aged man living at 816 Alley C., dropped dead in G. G. Murdock's produce store, about noon yesterday.

Davis came into Murdock's store, walked to the rear end, and sat down upon a box. Mr. Murdock asked him how he felt, and he replied, "First rate, and I thank God for it." Mr. Murdock then turned toward the door, and hearing a sound behind him turned about quickly, to find Mr. Davis lying upon the floor with his face downward. He raised him to a sitting posture, and Mr. Davis gasped a few times and expired.

Dr. T. O. Edwards, who was passing, was called in and pronounced life extinct.

Coroner Phillips was summoned, and decided an inquest unnecessary. The deceased was then removed to his home. Mr. Davis leaves a wife and several children.

He was a member of the "Bloody Seventh" West Virginia Infantry, Colonel Lockwood's company, and served through the rebellion.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, September 14, 1971]

DAYTON, Mrs. Agnes M. Fordice, 56, of 111 Thirty-first St., Wheeling, died Monday afternoon at Ohio Valley General Hospital. She was born in Benwood, May 2, 1915, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fordice. She was a Protestant. Surviving are her husband, Kenneth L.; two sons, Thomas L. and Albert E., both at home; three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Norma) Conner, Mrs. Dorothy Bright and Mrs. Donald (Sara) Kittle, all of Wheeling; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Dayton of Massachusetts, and Mrs. Margaret Huggin of Wheeling. Friends received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Services there Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. David P. Birch officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Wednesday, April 30, 1997]

DAYTON, Herbert Samuel, 69, of 602 McColloch St., Wheeling, died Sunday, April 27, 1997, in Wheeling Hospital. He was a retired employee of Valley Camp Coal Co., No. 3 Mine, was a Catholic and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Prezinski West Dayton. Surviving are his former wife, Lucinda Richner Dayton of Wheeling; a son, William R. of Wheeling; a daughter, Katherine Wines of Wheeling; a brother, Richard L. of Wheeling; two grandchildren, Chyanne Dayton and Harry E. Wines, III, both of Wheeling. Friends received from 10 a.m. Thursday until time of service at 2:30 p.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling. Interment in Park View Memorial Gardens, Wheeling.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

Word has been received here of the death of James Dean which occurred at his home in Cincinnati, Tuesday night. Mr. Dean is a brother of John Dean, local accountant residing in Pleasanton. He had visited here on numerous occasions. The decedent's son, James W. Dean, is general manager of the N. E. A. newspaper service.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Sunday, March 26, 2000]

DeGARMO, K. Wade, 53, of Moundsville, died Friday, March 24, 2000, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale. He was a retired member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local No. 83, Wheeling, a member of the First Christian Church, Moundsville, and an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil DeGarmo; a brother, Alan Robert DeGarmo. Surviving are two sons, Jerry DeGarmo and his wife, Sarah, and Brett DeGarmo and his wife, Lisa, all of Cincinnati; his mother, Olive Stephens DeGarmo of Glen Dale; his fiancee Joyce Wilson of Moundsville; a brother, Paul DeGarmo of Sherrard; a granddaughter, Madison R. DeGarmo. Friends received noon to 3 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Entombment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum, Sherrard. Marshall Union Lodge 8 AF & AM will conduct Masonic services. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 3rd Street and Grant Ave., Moundsville, W.Va. 26041.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Wednesday, December 19, 1900]

DELBRUGGE - Sunday, December 16th, 1900, at 1:30 o'clock at his late residence, No. 2508 Eoff street, Bernhart Delbrugge, in his 65th year.

Funeral services Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends of the family respectfully invited to attend. Interment at Mt. Zion cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Tuesday, November 9, 1999]

DELLGET, Cheryl Lynn Frazier, 36, of Benwood, died Sunday, November 7, 1999, in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. She was an employee with Incline Bar, Mozart, and a Protestant. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Carisa Starr Frazier; and her maternal and paternal grandparents. Surviving are her husband, James N.; two sons, Jason T. and Dustin L. Frazier, both of Bellaire; her parents, George R. and Phyllis Neville Frazier; three brothers, Robert A. Frazier and his wife, Lisa, of Virginia Beach, Va., Randy L. Frazier and his wife, Cherie, of Moundsville, Henry C. Frazier of McMechen; and several nephews and nieces. Friends received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Memorial contributions may be made to Bellaire High School.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

DELLGET, Donald E., 67, of No. 10-Four Sisters Court, Moundsville, died Monday, May 11, 1998, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale. He was a retired employee of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp., Martins Ferry plant, a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Moundsville, and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Emma Schafer Dellget; a sister, Mary Lee Berardi, in 1997. Surviving are his wife, Betty Lou Cook Dellget; a son, Donald L. of Moundsville; two daughters, Debra E. Vyas of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. T. Scott (Diane R.) Loy of Moundsvlle; two brothers, James H. of Wheeling and Edward J. of Glendale; a sister, Rita Thomas of Wheeling; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Moundsville, with the Rev. Al Driesch, T.O.R. as celebrant. Interment in Valley Brook Cemetery, Moundsville. Vigil service at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: NR, July 18, 1958]

DELLGET-On Friday, July 18, 1958, in Ohio Valley General Hospital, James V. Dellget, beloved husband of Emma Schafer Dellget. Friends received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., after noon Saturday. High Mass of Requiem Monday at 9 a.m. at St. John's Church. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The Holy Name Society of St. John's Church will say the Rosary Sunday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Blake Brothers Post, American Legion, will hold services at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

(Cheryl McCombs)

Obituary Notice was found at the Wheeling Library Archive Room

Hand written on the side of the note card was the date 30 Jan 1976

DEMUTH, Christina Bartsch, 86, of 9413 Kelvin Lane, Schiller Park, Ill. died Wednesday in Augustana Hospital, Schiller Park. She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Church, Wheeling. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Margaret) Smith of Schiller Park; two sons , Frank H. of St Petersburg, Fla. and Robert W. of Kensington, Md; a sister, Mrs. Laura Schneid of Parkersburg, W.Va.; three brothers, Joseph Bartsch of Wheeling, William Bartsch of Glen Dale and Oscar Bartsch of Florida. Friends received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street., Wheeling, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Mass of Christian Burial Monday at 11 a.m. in St. John of Arc Church. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Rosary devotions Sunday at 8 p.m.

(Kathryn C. Sepulveda-Canning)

Wheeling News-Register - 29 Nov 1912

MARTINS FERRY - Jacob DeMuth Dead

Jacob DeMuth, of 713 Jefferson street, died Thursday morning after a ten days' illness caused from old age and complications. Deceased was born in Germany in 1840 and removed to this country while yet a boy, and later married Miss Matilda Armbruster. Mr. DeMuth had been a memeber of the Germany army and was a member of the St. Alphonsus society and begonged to the congregration of the St. May's Catholic Church. He is survived by the wife and the following children: Mrs. Edward Stroutman, Mrs. Ben Phillips, Mrs. Cora Conrod and Miss Emma DeMuth. Pete and John and Miss Barbara DeMuth, brothers and sister, also survive. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 Monday morning at the late home and later from St. Mary's church. Rev. Father Mulhearn will officiate and interment will be mad in the Mt. Calvary cemetery.

(Kathryn C. Sepulveda-Canning)

Wheeling News Register - 12 Sep 1944


John De Muth, Dies At Home

John De Muth, 88, dies at his home, 2720 Chapline street, Monday night following an illness of the past four years. He suffered a stroke last Sunday.

Mr. De Muth was born in Germany Novemeber 1, 1856, a son of the late Wendel and Margaret De Muth. He came to the United States at the age of thirteen and for a time resided in New York and Pittsburg. He came to Wheeling 71 years ago and was an employee of J. L. Stifel & Sons, Inc., from 1879 to 1940, when ill health forced his retirement. He had resided for 24 years in Center Wheeling.

He was a member of St. Alphonsus church and of the Holy Name society of that parish. Mr De Muth was united in marriage to Elizabeth Bricker, who died April 30, 1924. Surviving are three children: Mary De Muth, Mrs. Henry Bishop and Edward J De Muth of the home; and five grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Altmeyer and Sons funeral home, where brief services will be conducted Thursday morning at 8:15 o'clock, followed by a High Mass of Requiem at 9 o'clock in St. Alphonsus church. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

(Kathryn C. Sepulveda-Canning)

Obituary Notice was found at the Wheeling Library

No date is noted on the card

DEMUTH, Juline Ann, 74, of Wheeling Island, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at home. She was a retired employee of the former Wheeling Stamping Company, and a member of Out Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, Wheeling. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth W. DeMuth Sr.; a son, Thomas V. DeMuth; her parents Thomas and Dora Zainoon Moses; two brothers, Harold and Fred Moses; a sister, Elizabeth DiClemente. Surviving are a son Kenneth W. Jr. and his wife, Sandy of Wheeling; two daughters, Judy Dierkes and her husband, Richard, and Constance M. Swisher both of Wheeling; a brother, Thomas Moses of Martins Ferry; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends received 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, Wheeling. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Vigil services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

(Kathryn C. Sepulveda-Canning)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, March 1, 2000]

DENARD, Dolores Jean, 73 of Dixon, Missouri, formerly of Yorkville, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in University of Missouri Hospital, Columbia, Mo., Arrangements are pending at Bauknecht Funeral Home, 441-37th, Bellaire.

(Cheryl McCombs)


November 4, 1978 - Source unknown

Joseph Dennis, 85, of 224 S. Allan St., Bryan, Ohio, formerly of Foillansbee, died Friday in the Bryan Hospital. He was a retired employee of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corp. Surviving are his wife, Blanche Ash Dennis; two daughters, Virginia Popac of Weirton and Shearl Dennis of Cleveland; a son, Sterling of Bryan; a sister, Elsie Adams of St. Marys; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Friends received at the James Funeral Home, Follansbee, 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday where services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday. Interment in St. John's Cemetery, Follansbee.

(Linda Fluharty)


[Source: Wheeling Register, March 17, 1919]

Flushing Man Dies

F. S. Dethel, aged 42 years, passed away in the North Wheeling hospital yesterday afternoon, following a serious operation performed three weeks ago. He was born in Flushing, O., and had lived there all his life.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Wednesday, July 19, 1882]

On Tuesday, July 18, 1882, at the residence of her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Turner, S. Front street, Mrs. G. E. DETWILER. The body was taken last night to Toledo, Ohio for interment.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Sunday, March 3, 1889]

DETWILER - On Sunday, February 24, 1889, at 9:30 o’clock, SAMUEL DETWILER, aged 78 years, 2 months and 8 days.

A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is still;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.

God In his wisdom has recalled
The boon his love has given;
And though the body slumbers here,
His soul is safe in Heaven.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Feb 11, 1948 - Source unknown

Services are to be conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Altmyer Funeral Home for Angela V. DiBetta, fourteen year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick DiBetta of 242 Fulton St., who died Monday midnight in the Ohio Valley General hospital, after an illness of six months' duration.

Following the service, the body will be taken to the Vaughan Funeral Home in Parkersburg, W.Va., where additional services will be conducted Thursday after noon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in Mount Olivet cemetery, Parkersburg.

Angela DiBetta was born in Parkersburg, January 28, 1934, the daughter of Patrick and Lois Andrews DiBetta. Her parents came to Wheeling to reside in 1941. She was an eighth grade student in the Fulton Public school and was a member of the Church of Christ on the Island.

Surviving are her parents, a sister, Miss Patricia, and a brother, Michael DiBetta, both at home. Her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Parsons of Marietta, O., and her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Dibetta of Parkersburg and several uncles and aunts survive.

The Rev. A. H. Maner, Pastor of the Island Church of Christ, will officiate at the rites here this afternoon.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, June 3, 1930]

Floyd T. Dick

The body of Floyd T. Dick, of Stop 46, Beech Bottom, who succumbed early yesterday morning at the Ohio Valley General Hospital after an extended illness, will be shipped at 6 o’clock this morning to Berkeley Springs, W. Va., his birthplace, where services and interment are to occur. Mr. Dick, who had been a resident of this section for the past several years was an employe of the Beech Bottom power plant. He is survived by his wife.

(Cheryl McCombs)


February 14, 1948 - Source unknown

Mrs. Augusta Hupp Dickinson, widow of Charles Fred Dickinson, and daughter of the late Dr. John C. Hupp, died Friday evening at 5:20 o'clock in the Ohio Valley General Hospital after an illness. Mrs. Dickinson had been a patient in the hospital five weeks.

Mrs. Dickinson, a member of an old and prominent Wheeling family received her early education in the Wheeling schools, graduating from Miss Hillman's school in Philadelphia, Pa.

She was united in marriage to Charles Fred Dickinson on November 6, 1894. Her husband preceded her on June 4, 1909.

Mrs. Dickinson was a member of the first Presbyterian church. She belonged to the Fifth Twig of the Ohio Valley General hospital association.

Her residence was at 59 14th street.

The following brothers and sisters preceded her in death: Archie T. Hupp, Dr. Frank LeMoyne hupp, John C. Hupp, and Mrs. Robert H. Bullard, all formerly of this city.

Friends will be received at Kepner's 1308 Chapline street, after 6 o'clock this evening, Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home Monday morning at 11 o'clock. The Rev. Martin L. Gerhardt, D.D., minister of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate. Interment will follow in Greenwood cemetery.

(Linda Fluharty)


September 19, 1905 - Source unknown.

At 2:30 yesterday afternoon, from the family residence at No. 152 Seventeenth street, occured the funeral of Philip Dickle, whose death occured on last Saturday. The deceased was in his 52nd year and the interment was made at the Peninsula cemetery.

(Linda Fluharty)

The Wheeling Register, August 12, 1904


The death of Joseph Dieringer occurred at his late residence in Pleasant Valley Thursday morning shortly after 3 o'clock. The deceased was in the seventy-ninth year of his age, and was born in Germany. He came to this country when quite young and has resided in this vicinity for quite a number of years, having lived in Wheeling for about twenty years, at Roney's Point for twenty-eight years, and Pleasant Valley for the past ten years. His occupation was that of a farmer, but he retired from active pursuits some time ago. He had been in poor health for the past two years and death was due to the infirmities of old age. He is survived by eight children, who are John, Peter, Joseph Jr., Otto, Henry, Louis, William, and Amelia, wife of William Porter. The funeral will be held from the residence of his son, Peter Dieringer, at Edgington Lane, on Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. Requiem high mass will be held at St. Michael's Catholic church. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary cemetery.

(Gary Timmons)

Wheeling Daily News - Wednesday Evening, August 15, 1928



Services of an impressive nature will be held Friday morning at 8:30 o'clockat the family residence 138 Edgington Lane, for the late Peter Paul Dieringer, 76, who passed away Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'colck. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at the St. Michael's Catholic church at 9 o'clock and interment will be in Mt. Calvary cemetery. The Holy Name society will hold services at the residence at 8:30 o'clock, Thursday evening. Mr. Dieringer was possibly one of the most widely known and highly respected residents in the Wheeling district, having resided here the greater part of his life. He was born in Germany, the son of the late Josephand Rachel Dieringer and came to this country with his parents when two years of age. The family crossed the ocean in a sailing vessel, which took several months to make the trip. They settled in Wheeling. Mr. Dieringer had been in the employ of Greer and Laing for 56 years, or up until the time that he retired a few years ago. He had been ill for the past 15 months. Mr. Dieringer is survived by his widow, Mary Wheeler Dieringer and by the following children; Miss Stells Dieringer, at home; Mrs. Chris Hamm, of Lakewood, Ohio; Mrs. Edward W. Miller, of Edgwood and Mrs. Henry Clouse of Valley Grove. One son, Fred, passed away some years ago. Five grandchildren also survive. The following sisters and brothers also survive: Mrs. William Porter, of Edgewood; Andrew, Louis and William, all of Wheeling and Henry of Canton, Ohio. One brother John Dieringer is also deceased. Mr. Dieringer was a member of the Holy Name Society, a member of the St. Michael's Catholic church and he also took an active interest in civic affairs.

(Gary Timmons)


August 2, 1948 - Source unknown

Mary Rose Dietrich, two year old daughter of Bernard E., and Mary D. Raab Dietrich of Middle Wheeling Creek road, died Sunday morning at 2 o'clock in Wheeling hospital, where she has been a patient one week.

Brief rites to be held in the Kepner funeral home Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock, followed by a Mass of the Angels at 9 o'clock in St. Vincent de Paul's church. Interment will be in Mount Calvary cemetery.

(Linda Fluharty)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Sunday, August 22, 1915]

Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 o’clock at the family residence No. 184 Twelfth street over the remains of the late Mrs. Theodora Dietrich, well known resident of the city, who passed away on Friday. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at the St. Alphonsus Catholic church at 9 o’clock and interment will be in Mt. Calvary cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Monday, January 4, 1886]

DITTMAR - On Sunday morning, January 3, 1886, at 11:30 o’clock, CHARLES EDWARD DITTMAR, aged 39(?) / 89(?) years.

Funeral from the residence of his mother, 35(?) / 85(?) Zane street, Island, on Tuesday, January 5, at 2 o’clock P.M. Friends of the family are invited.

Note: This obituary was very dark and the numbers blurred.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Wednesday, January 5, 1871]

DIXON - January 4, 1871, at the residence of her son-in-law, Thomas Grey, Wheeling Island, Mrs. ISABELLA DIXON, in the 76th year of her age.

Friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral at 10 A. M. Friday.

Isabella Dixon

[Source: Wheeling Register, January 5, 1871]

SUDDEN DEATH. - We are informed that an elderly lady, named Mrs. Dixon, died very suddenly at the residence of her daughter, on the Island and yesterday morning about 9 o'clock. Mrs. Dixon was sitting in a chair after breakfast and suddenly called to her daughter to come to her. Before she could be reached she was dead. The cause of her death was disease of the heart.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, September 30, 1918]

J. Ellwood Dobbs Funeral.

This afternoon, from his late home at 68 South York street, funeral services will be held for J. Ellwood Dobbs, who died of an injury received Saturday morning. Rev. Jacob Brittingham, rector of St. Luke's church, of which he was a devoted member, will officiate. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.

The Masonic lodges of the city will be in charge of the services.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, March 1, 2000]

DODD, Lucille G., 83, of Colliers, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Weirton Geriatric Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul G.; her parents, David T. and Ella M. Gray Carr; six brothers; and four sisters. Surviving are two sons, Larry and David, both of Colliers; two daughters, Louise McCullough and her husband, Roy, of Fo11ansbee and Lena Barnhart and her husband, Dolphus, of Colliers; 19 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren and 32 great-great-grandchildren. Friends received 7-9 p.m. at James Funeral Home, 1245 Main St., Follansbee, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday. Interment in Chapel Hill memorial Gardens, Weirton.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

Joseph Dolfi of Market St., Yorkville, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday in Martins Ferry Hospital.

He was born July 3, 1872, in Italy. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church Tiltonsville, and was a retired coal miner. His wife, Maria, died three years ago.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Sadie Glikes of Steubenville, Mrs. Violet Batko and Mrs. Julia Bennett, both of Baltimore, and Rose, at home; two son, Anthony of Steubenville, and James of Cleveland; 12 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Burford Funeral Home, Tiltonsville. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday from St. Joseph's Church. Father C. C. Superfisky in charge. Interment in Upland Cemetery, Yorkville.

(Cheryl McCombs)

"Wheeling News Register" - April 8, 1939:

MRS. LEE DOMAN TO BE BURIED MONDAY - Life resident of vicinity died at Short Creek home Friday

Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock, funeral services will be conducted in the Crider Funeral Chapel, Elm Grove, for Mrs. Hattie Irene Steele Doman, 66, wife of Lee Doman and a life resident of the Wheeling vicinity, who died Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock at her home in Short Creek, following a two week's illness. Rev. J. A. Earl, pastor of the Short Creek M. E., will be the officiating minister. Interment is to be in Dallas Cemetery. Mrs. Doman was born near Dallas, Marshall County, November 14, 1878, a daughter of William and Florence Moore Steele, and was educated in the County schools. She had been a resident of Short Creek for the past 30 years and was member of the Short Creek M. E. Church. Surviving are her husband, Lee Doman; two daughters, Mrs. Ina Thompson, of Elm Grove, Miss Etta Doman, at home; one son, Reed Doman, at home; and two sisters, Mrs. Edna Sells, Youngstown, Ohio, and Mrs. Anna Maag, of Wheeling.

(Dave Thompson)


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

Charles W. Dorff, 59, employee of the Benwood plant of Wheeling Steel corporation, died at 11:05 this morning at his home, 3802 Eoff street. He had been ill for the past four years, becoming serious the past July 31. Born in Wheeling on July 31, 1884, the son of Mrs. Anna Kleives Dorff and the late James R. Dorff, he was educated in the local public schools and was employed at the steel plant for ten years. He is survived by his mother, two daughters, Mrs. Raymond Ray, and Mrs. James Gallagher, both of Wheeling, and two sons, Pvt. William Dorff, Jr., stationed in New York, and Pvt. John Dorff of Camp Crowder, Mo., also six grandchildren. The body was removed by the Beiswenger Service to the Bertschy Memorial mortuary. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)

Wheeling Register, March 10, 1877


On Friday evening, March 9, 1877, at half past 7 o'clock, Nellie, daughter of John and Susan Dornan, aged 2 years and 8 months. - Funeral from residence of parents, No. 150 Virginia street, Island, on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment at Catholic cemetery.

(Linda Fluharty)


[Source: Wheeling Register, January 31, 1871]

Duffey, John; killed 1-30-1871 by Thomas Harrington with a coal pick; workman in Belmont Mill; leaves wife & six children; resident of 6th ward.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, December 28, 1917]

Dummer Funeral

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Jane Dummer, wife of Edward Dummer, Sr., who died Wednesday evening, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the family home, No. 68 Twentieth street. Interment will follow at Greenwood.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, December 2, 1871]

Dunlap, Henry; died 12-1-1871; 40th y; funeral from late residence, corner Market & Quincy sts.; proprietor of saloon on west side of Market st.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Wednesday, April 3, 1918]


Came Here From Follansbee and Little Is Known of Him

George N. Dunlevy, aged about thirty-eight years of Follansbee, was found dead, sitting in the rocking chair of his room at the home of Henry Mitchell, 2505 Vance avenue, yesterday morning, by Mrs. Mitchell. He had on his coat and his hat was in his hand, and he was stricken with death as he was ready to leave the house.

Mr. Dunlevy came to this city several months ago and secured employment in the Aeroplane plant in Center Warwood. He was a steady sober worker and had worked all day Monday. He was in the best of spirits when he ate supper Monday evening and retired to his room, saying he was going to get ready to go out. Nothing more was seen of him until he was found dead. The man had been dead many hours when found.

Little is known of Mr. Dunlevy, except that he has a sister living at New Cumberland, W. Va., where his family is said to have been. Arrangements for the funeral are being made and the body will probably be taken to the family home.

R. G. Hobbs, coroner of Ohio county, is conducting an investigation and an inquest will be held today. The body is now at the Mendel chapel.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Monday, July 8, 1861]

Explosion of a Boiler

On Saturday afternoon, a steam boiler in the saw mill of Wilson & Dunlevy, at Garnet’s station, a short distance beyond Cameron, on the B.O.R.R., exploded, instantly killing Mr. John Dunlevy and scalding a woman so badly that she cannot recover. The mill was completely destroyed.

The remains of Mr. Dunlevy were brought into the city yesterday morning and conveyed to the residence of his mother. The deceased was a superior mechanic and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.

John H. Dunlevy

[Source: Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Monday, July 8, 1861]

Funeral Notice.

The funeral of Mr. John H. Dunlevy, will take place this afternoon at o'clock from the residence of his mother on Market street.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

DUNNING, Minnie Mae, of 4026 Lincoln Ave., Shadyside, died at the Duff Rest Home, at 4:30 a.m. today after an illness of several years. She had been in poor health since March. She was a daughter of George and Emma Meek Dunning, and had lived all her life in Bellaire and Shadyside. Two sisters, Hilda and Anna, and a brother Harry, all preceded her in death. Surviving are two brothers, Clyde of Shadyside and Ray of Yorkville. She was a member of the Methodist Church. The body was removed to the Walter C. Bauknecht and Son Funeral Home, Bellaire and will be taken to the Shadyside funeral home on Friday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Bellaire.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Newspaper Unknown; found at Wheeling Library

SS Death Index shows death date as August 1983.

DUPKE, Anna Virginia Voellinger, 72, of 601 Main Street., Wheeling, died Monday in the Ohio Valley Medical Ceneter, Wheeling. She was a receptionist at the Wheeling Continous Care Center and was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wheeling. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank E. Dupke, in 1958. Surviving are a son, Gregory O. of Wheeling; a sister, Katherine Barker of Annapolis, Md.; a grandson Gregory O. II of Wheeling; three granddaughters. Friends received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

(Kathryn C Sepulveda-Canning)

Wheeling Daily Register, Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, 4 Oct 1971

DUPKE, Mrs. Frances Trunk, 86, of Wabash, Ind., a former resident of 417 South Heron St., Wheeling, for over 55 years, died at 5:15p.m. Friday in Wabash. Born in Hamburg, Germany, Nov. 11, 1884, she was the daughter of Karl and Minnie Tadlock Trunk. A former seamstress for Stone & Thomas, she was a member of Blessed Trinity Church, Christian Mothers' Society, Purgatorian Society; an auxiliary member of the Legion of Mary, Board of Catholic Women's League; B.P.W. Club; a charter member of the War Mothers, the Stone & Thomas Twenty-Year Veterans Club, and the Catholic Daughters Court Carroll Council No. 299. Her husband, Henry G Dupke preceded her in death in 1962. Surviving are a son Henry A., Wheeling; a daughter, Mrs J.E. (Angela) Hobbs, Wabash, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. N.C. Baughman, St. Petersburg, Fla.; a brother, August Trunk, Cleveland; and seven grandchildren.

(Kathryn C Sepulveda-Canning)

Wheeling Register, Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, 28 Jan 1935



Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Ida Dupke, wife of Emil F. Dupke and well-known resident of 417 South York Street, will be held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon at the late home. Rev. William H. Fields, pastor of First Christina Church, will officate. Interment will be in Mount Wood Cemetery.

Mrs. Dupke died in Wheeling Hospital Saturday afternoon at 2:10 o'clock, following an illness of four years. She had been seriously ill one week.

Born in Germany, November 28 1883. Mrs. Dupke came to the United States in 1887 and lived in Pittsburg until 1900, when she came to Wheeling. She was married to to Emil F. Dupke in 1902. She was a member of Island Christina Church.

Surviving besides her husband are three sons, Albert C., Emil F. Jr., and Frank Dupke, all of Wheeling; four sisters, Augusta Trunk, Cecelia Trunk, Mrs. Henry Dupke, of Wheeling and Mrs. Ralph _____________.

(Kathryn C Sepulveda-Canning)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Wednesday, July 19, 1882]

DUSCH - At Elm Grove, W. Va., Tuesday, July 18, 1882, of consumption, Miss Anna Dusch, in the 31st year of her age. Funeral notice tomorrow.

Anna Dusch

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

DUSCH - Tuesday, July 18, 1882, at 1 o'clock P. M., ANNA, daughter of George and Mary Dusch, 31 years of age. Funeral from her brother's residence, Elm Grove, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Source unknown

Wellsburg - Helen C. (Thomas) Mayhew Duvall, 64, of Road 5 Wheeling, on August 1, 1997 in Wheeling Hospital.

Duvall was born on September 9, 1932, in McDonald PA She is preceded in death by her parents Ted and Charlotte (Holland) Thomas; a brother, william Thomas; and a sister, Patsy Thomas.

Duvall was a housewife and a member of Short Creek Methodist Church. Duvall is survived by her husband Mack W. Duvall; three sons, James Mayhew of Beech Bottom, Robert Mayhew of Wheeling, and Danny Mayhew of Atlanta; two daughters, Mrs. John (Pauline) Farmer of Wellsburg, and Mrs. Mick (Linda) Johnson of Columbus; a brother Edward Thomas of McDonald PA; a sister Mrs. Fred (LaTisha) Ruether of Tampa; and nine grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday and 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Monday at Reasner Funeral Home, 1515 Charles Street where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday with the Rev. Michael Richards officiating. Interment will be in Kadesh Chapel Cemetery, Beech Bottom.

(Becky Bowman Baldauf)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Monday, January 7, 1918]

Funeral services for William James Duvall, 65, one of the most widely known residents of this community, and retired nailer, who died Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, will be held this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the family home in Pleasant Valley. Rev. W. H. Fields, pastor of the First Christian church, will officiate. Entombment will follow at Greenwood.

Mr. Duvall had been ill for the past seven weeks. He was born at Sewickley, Pa., in 1852, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Patton Duvall, coming to Wheeling when a young man. For many years he followed the trade as a nailer. He was married to Miss Ella Truxell, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Truxell, of this city, who survives with three sons, Lee A., of Mount de Chantal; William T., of the Wheeling postoffice, and George S. Duvall in the United States national army at Camp Lee, Petersburg, Va. One sister, Mrs. Edward Mansberger, of Martins Ferry, and a brother, Robert Duvall of Glenwood, survive.

Mr. Duvall was a charter member of Welcome lodge No. 6, A. O. U. W., and a member of the First Christian church.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

Veteran Benwood Mill Worker Succumbs To Illness Monday Night

Michael Dvorak, 74, veteran employe of the Benwood plant, Wheeling Steel corporation, and resident of this vicinity for the past 50 years, died Monday night at 11:45 o'clock at the home of John Hornak, 522 Water street, Benwood.

Mr. Dvorak was born in Czechoslovakia, September 29, 1866, and came to Benwood over 50 years ago to make his home. He had been employed at the Benwood mill for the past 49 years. Mr. Dvorak was a member of St. John's Catholic church, Benwood, and with the National Slovak Society. He had resided at the Hornak home for the past eight years.

There are no known survivors in this country.

Brief services are to be held in the Altmeyer funeral home chapel Wednesday morning at 8:15 o'clock. Requiem mass will be celebrated at 9 o'clock in St. John's church. Interment will be in Mount Calvary cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)