Ohio County "E" Obituaries   


[Source: Wheeling News Register, March 21, 1932]

Earp Obsequies

Monday has been selected for the funeral of Charles E. Earp, veteran of the cut nail industry here, whose death early Saturday morning following a lingering illness of complications brought about by an automobile mishap five years ago, in which he sustained severe head injuries.

The body was returned Saturday from the Kepner home to the residence of his son, W. A. Earp at 36 Bryan avenue, Elm Grove, where the last rites are to be held this afternoon, beginning at 3 o'clock. The Rev. Jo W. G. Fast of Fourth Street M. E. church will officiate and burial will follow in Greenwood cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)

Wheeling Register, Nov 7, 1896


On Thursday, November 5th 1896 at 6:40 pm, A. C. F. Ebeling in the 60th year of his age. - Funeral will take place from his late residence 2738 Eiff street, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment at Greenwood cemetery. Please omit flowers.

Wheeling Register, Nov 9, 1896


Remains of the Late A. C. F. Ebeling Buried Yesterday Afternoon -- Services at the House and Grave.

The funeral of A. C. F. Ebeling yesterday afternoon, was one of the largest that has been seen in the city for some time. The large attendance of people and public officials of the city was a fitting testimonial of the high regard in which the deceased was hel. Among those present were members of the City Council, Board of Education, Water Board, employees of the water works, teachers of Webster district school and a large number of personal friends of the deceased.

Funeral services were held at the family residence No. 2730? Eoff Street and at the grave Rev Joseph Speers, pastor of the Second Presbyterian church, officiated. The services at the house commenced at two o'clock, and were brief but exceedingly impressive. His allusions to the deceased were of his private life and character paying a high tribute to both. The interment took place at Greenwood cemetery.

A long line of carriages bore the relatives and intimate friends to the burial place. A special motor train of four cars left the Elm Grove motor station at three o'clock carrying the members of the various secret organizations, city officials, and employees and friends. The pallbearers were John Schneider, Bernard Klieves, C. Schambra, Peter Zimmer, Chas. Zimmer. The deceased was a member of the Odd Fellows, Masonic Lodge, Red Men and Pioneer Society. The members of these organizations did not turn out in a body but as individuals as this was the request of the deceased. At the cemetery the large concourse of people gathered around the grave and listened reverently to the words of the last service over the dead.

(Linda Fluharty)

Wheeling Register, March 10, 1877


On Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Louis Ebeling, aged 62 years. - Funeral from his late residence, No. 27, Twenty-second street, on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

(Linda Fluharty)

Wheeling Register, Jan 18, 1887


Prof. Henry Ebeling, One of Wheeling's Oldest Musicians, Dies.

Yesterday at the Residence of Mrs. Augusta Miller, on the South Side - A Brief History of His Residence in Wheeling.

Yesterday morning at 2 o'clock Prof. Henry Ebeling died at the residence of Mrs. Augusta Miller, No. 2221 Eoff street, after a short illness, aged 82 years. Prof. Ebeling was well known in Wheeling, having lived here and been identified with her musical matters for many years. He was born at Golnbach, Grand Duchy of Brunswick, and emigrated in the year 1854 to America, coming direct to Wheeling. He was accompanied by the Vaas family. There being very few musicians here at that time, the two families, whose heads were good and able musicians, were well received, and music soon took a firm hold in Wheeling. Prof. Ebeling and Prof. Henry Vaas, who still resides here, and is well-known to all our citizens, organized the first band that Wheeling ever had, and the people were mightly proud of it.

Later Prof. Ebeling was proprietor of an inn in South Wheeling, which he conducted for some time, and which he gave up to follow his favorite profession - music. His wife and one son died some years ago, and in 1880 he accompanied his remaining son, Prof. Hermann Ebeling, and a daughter to Columbus, where the former is very successfully following his profession. The old gentleman, however, always had a weak spot in his heart for Wheeling, and he visited old friends here from time to time, and on the 30th day of last December he again came to the city, expressing his intention of passing the balance of his life with his relatives here. He took quarters at Mrs. Miller's, who cared for him in the kindest manner. For a week before his death he complained and was confined to bed at various times, growing weaker and weaker until he expired peacefully yesterday morning at the hour mentioned.

There are many interesting musical incidents in Prof. Ebeling's history, that would make good reading. Two years ago he and Prof. Henry Vaas played in the orchestra together in the Opera House, their ages at that time aggregating 158 years. The musicians of the city will meet together and form one immense band to play at the funeral of this talented and respected pioneer musician, which takes place to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. The funeral will be conducted by Logan Tribe. No. 1, Independent Order of Redmen, of which he was long a member. His remains will be laid beside those of his wife and son in Redmen's cemetery.

(Linda Fluharty)


November 16, 1948 - Source unknown

Services will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock in the McCoy funeral home for Louis Ebeling, 78, life resiodent of this city, whose death Monday morning terminated several years' illness.

Rev. William J. Hausmann, minister of St. John's Evangelical & Reformed church, will have charge of the service and burial will follow in Greenwood cemetery.

The deceased was born here Auguust 15, 1870, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Ebeling.

He is survived by two brothers, Gus Ebeling, Wheeling Jeweler, and Reece Ebeling of this city.

(Linda Fluharty)


July 1923(?) - Source unknown

Eberts Funeral This Afternoon

This afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, from the family home, No. 401 Richland avenue, Warwood, funeral services will be held for the late George S. Eberts, one of the most prominent business men of the Warwood district, who died Thursday afternoon at the age of 55 years. Rev. McCord of Warwood Lutheran church, and Rev. Harshmann, of the Edgwood church will officiate and interment will be made in Greenwood cemetery.

The pallbearers will be J. Howard McDonald, F. L. Steinbicker, Charles F. Schultz, W. E. Heifenbine and F. J. Ken--- mond?

Neat, masses of beautiful flowers ar overflowing the Eberts home, tokens of respect and affection from the many friends of Mr. Eberts. Mr. Eberts held a place in the community which will be hard to fill and his presence will be greatly missed.

(Linda Fluharty)


August 14, 1948 - Source unknown

Frank Eckleberry, 33, a resident of Neffs, Ohio, died Friday night at 6 o'clock in Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio where he was admitted three hours earlier, after being removed from Bellaire City hospital where he had been a patient. Mr. Eckleberry was a victim of leukemia.

Mr. Eckleberry was an employe of the Willow Grove mine.

Surviving are his wife, Grace Marling Eckleberry, two children, John Franklin and Retta Kay Eckleberry; his mother, Mrs. Retta Eckleberry of Neffs; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Carman of Centerville, Ohio, Mrs. Cora Carman of Bellaire, and Mrs. Clara Davis of St. Joe, Ohio; five brothers, Clarence and Roy Eckleberry of Bellaire, Emmett Eckleberry of St. Joe, Ohio; and Arch and Raymond Eckleberry, both of Neffs.

The body was removed to the Bauknecht Funeral Home in Bellaire, pending funeral arrangements.

(Linda Fluharty)


[Source: Wheeling Register, September 22, 1895]


He Was Probably the Oldest Citizen of Wheeling. Born In Prussia, and Came to This Country When a Young Man. Has Lived in Wheeling Sixty Years - A Brief Sketch of His Career.

John Eckhart died yesterday afternoon at his residence, No. 154 South Broadway. His death was due to the ailments incident to old age. Several years ago he retired from business, and about a year since his health began to fail. He was confined to bed about a week.

His death removes a prominent German citizen, one who has been connected with the business interests of the city in a modest way for more than half a century.

He was quiet and unobtrusive, preferring the happiness to be found in the family circle to the prominence which comes of connection with public matters. His sterling integrity commanded the respect, and his warm-heartedness won the esteem and friendship of all with whom he was thrown in contact. He was a consistent Christian, a member of the German Lutheran Church, and a life-long Democrat. He was a charter member of William Tell Lodge of Odd Fellows, and at the time of his death was the oldest member of that organization in the state of West Virginia. his funeral which will take place to-morrow morning, will be under the auspices of William Tell Lodge.

Mr. Eckhart was probably the oldest citizen of Wheeling. He was born April 20th, 1805, at Wertumberg, Prussia, and was therefore in his ninety-first year at the time of his death. He came to the United States in 1824, and landed at Philadelphia. He soon found employment in his trade, and worked for several years for the Horstmans, manufacturers of woven fancy goods. In 1826 he was married in Philadelphia to Miss Barbara Koener, who died in 1876. Five children, four sons and one daughter, blessed the union. They were William, John, Louis, George, and Hannah. The surviving children are George W., cashier of the People's Bank, and Mrs. Louis P. Salterbach.

Mr. Eckhart came to Wheeling in 1835, and has lived here continuously ever since. He opened a stocking factory, which prospered for many years, and gave employment to a number of men until the introduction of improved machinery and building of larger plants made the business less profitable. He remained in the business until a few years ago, when he retired on account of his advanced age.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, March 28, 1932]


Mrs. Elizabeth Anne Eddy, Brooks Run, Stricken Sunday Morning Rites Tuesday.

Double pneumonia from which she had been suffering for a month yesterday claimed the life of Mrs. Elizabeth Anne Eddy, 59, who died at 6:30 o'clock a.m., in her home on Brooks Run. She was a life resident of the Bellaire district.

Mrs. Eddy is survived by three sons, Bernard Eddy, Brooks Run, Joseph Eddy, Bellaire and Andrew Eddy, Windsor Heights, W. Va.; and one daughter, Mrs. Anna Patterson Bellaire. In addition, she leaves 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Leander Eddy, died two years ago.

The body was taken to the Trovey funeral home and will be returned to her residence this morning. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon and interment will be in the old Wegee cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Thursday, December 3, 1959]

EDDY, Mrs. Kate, 84, formerly of Woodsfield, O., died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Charles Feiock at Lewisville, O., on Tuesday at 11 p.m. She was born July 3, 1875. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Feiock and Mrs. Kenneth Saffell, of Bowling Green, O.; two sons, Harry of Canton and Roy of Woodsfield; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Mrs. Edna Moffett, a sister, also survives in Paden City, W. Va. She was a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ. Friends are being received at the Bauer and Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield. Minister John Hamilton will officiate.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, June 26, 1871]

EDWINGTON - Silas; died 6-25-1871; resident of Water st., near Alley B; about 42 y; went to Benwood to visit friends, overcome by heat, he laid down under some freight cars and fell asleep. An engine backed up to couple up & pushed a car over Edwington’s body; leaves a wife and child.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Tuesday, October 29, 1929]

Elder Services

This afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Dallas M. E. church, funeral services for Mrs. William Elder, 72, well-known West Alexander, Pa., resident, who passed away Sunday afternoon at the family home there after a lengthy illness. Rev. Bostic, of the Dallas church, will have charge of the rites and interment will follow in the Dallas cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, May 15, 1941]



Funeral services are to be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Crider funeral home in Elm Grove, for William L. Elder, 82, retired farmer and father of Mrs. Oma Toland and Mrs. Ray Clemens of Wheeling, who died early Thursday morning at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Albert Dillie on Good Intent road, near Claysville, Pa.

Rev. O. E. Elkins, pastor of the Dallas Methodist church, will have charge of the service and interment will follow in Dallas cemetery.

In failing health for several years, Mr. Elder suffered a paralytic stroke a month ago. His condition had been critical since that time.

Born in Marshall county, Mr. Elder had engaged in farming at Dry Ridge for a number of years. He retired in 1921 and moved to the Claysville district to reside.

His wife, Martha Gilmore Elder, died in 1929 and since that time Mr. Elder had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Dillie. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Albert Dillie, of near Claysville, Pa., Mrs. Oma Toland and Mrs. Ray Clemens of Wheeling; 18 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

(Cheryl McCombs)


O. M. Elliott Is Claimed

December 24, 1943

Oliver M. Elliott, 62, Flushing railroader, died Thursday night at Martins Ferry hosptial. he had been in failing health for some time, Deceased was born at Dennison, O., but had resided at Flushing for the past 22 years.

Surviving, in addition to his wife are the following children: Lt. William Elliott, Mississippi; Pvt. Forrest Elliott, Kentucky; Mrs. Margaret Suter, Fort Thomas Ky.; and Mrs. Ida Holt, Martins Ferry.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his late home, Rev. Chester Lewis, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be made at Rock Hill cemetery, Flushing, by the Romish funeral home.

(Linda Fluharty)


[Source: Wheeling Register, March 28, 1932]


Wife of Insurance Man Stricken Sunday After Five-Month Illness; Wellsburg Native

Mrs. Mary L. (Beiter) Emig, 67, wife of John F. Emig, president of the Church Supplies company, died at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at 46 Twenty-fifth street. She had been in failing health five months but her condition did not become critical until last Friday.

Mrs. Emig was born at Wellsburg, April 14, 1864, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Casper Beiter. She was married to Mr. Emig in 1892 and came to this city then, making her home in Center Wheeling.

Mrs. Emig was a devout member of St. Alphonsus church, the Purgatorian society and the Christian Mothers of the parish.

Surviving are her husband, who also is a partner in the Emig and Marker Insurance company, one daughter, Mrs. L. J. Weigand, Wheeling, one son, Charles A. Emig, Wheeling, two sisters, Mrs. W. Traubert, Wellsburg, and Mrs. George Schafer, Wheeling, and four grandchildren, Jerry Weigand, Mary Delores Weigand, John J. Emig and Eileen Emig.

The body was taken to the Altmeyer and Sons funeral home, 1400 Eoff street, and will be returned to the Emig residence this afternoon. Further arrangements for funeral services have not been completed.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Monday, January 15, 1900]

Frank Boydson attended the funeral of brother-in-law, Philip Engle, at Baltimore, Monday.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Wednesday, February 20, 1980]

ESTEL, Atlee, 76, of 44 6th St., McMechen died Tuesday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Waynesburg, Pa., Methodist Church, a retired school teacher of Green County Pa. Surviving are four nephews, Abel Marriner of Glen Dale, Perry Estel of Cameron, William Henry Estel of New Martinsville, and Herman Estel Jr., of Charleston, S.C. Friends received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday. Interment in Estel Family Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

ESTEL, Mrs. Mary Hahn, 60, of Garrison, Pa., died Wednesday at 5:55 p.m. in the Wheeling Hospital after a short illness. She had resided at McMechen most of her life and moved to Garrison a year ago. Born in Benwood, April 12, 1898, she was a daughter of John and Ella Fordyce Hahn and is survived by her husband, Eli Estel; one sister, Mrs. H. W. Boehart of Wheeling; and two brothers, George Hahn of Youngstown, and Vincent Hahn of Weston, W. Va. Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen after 6 p.m. tonight. Brief services at the funeral home at 8:15 a.m. Saturday will be followed by a Requiem High Mass at 9 a.m. in St. James Church. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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


Imogene Evans, 56, of Little Hocking, Ohio, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, in St. Joseph Hospital, Hocking. She was a member of the Celebration Center, Belpre, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Boy Foster; and a sister. Surviving are two daughters, Mary Ann Lynn of Little Hocking and Tina M. Cassandra of Martinsburg, W.Va.; her mother, Mary B. McClure Foster of Heron, Ohio; three stepsons, Phares 0. Evans Jr., Joe Evans and Daniel Evans, all of Parsons, W.Va.; a stepdaughter, June Jones of Triadelphia; a sister, Lesa of Vermillion, Ohio; four brothers, Larry Foster of Vermillion, Eugene Foster and James Foster, both of Wheeling, and Roger L. Foster of Elkins, W.Va.; and several step-grandchildren. Friends received 5-7 p.m. today at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Heavener Cemetery, Buckannan, W.Va. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Celebration Center, Belpre.

(Cheryl McCombs)

Note: JAMES EWING, former president of W.A.G.S. dies. The paper has a very long obit; this is a brief summary.

Ex-Legislator James Ewing Dies at Age 83

James Rogers Ewing, of Foxwood in Englewood, Florida, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at Integrated Health Services in Venice, Fla. He was 83 years old and at one time was one of the youngest state legislators in West Virginia.

He was born in 1916 in Woodsdale, the only child of Judge James William Ewing and Elizabeth Johnston Rogers Ewing. He graduated from Thomasville High School and also attended Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia. He was a 1937 graduate of the University of Virginia as well as a recipient of the JD degree from the University of Virginia Law School in 1939.

Ewing was a member of the Reserve Officers Association of the United States, BPO Elks, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, The Ancient Order of the Deep, The Wheeling Area Genealogical Society, Sons of the American Revolution, The Dragoo Family Association, The West Virginia State Bar and the Ohio County Bar Association.

Surviving him are his wife, Margaret Parks Ewing of Raleigh, N.C., his former wife, Eleanor Robertson Ewing of Monmouth Junction, N.J., three children, Margaret E. Stengel, James W. Ewing II and Edward R. Ewing. Seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at St. Mathews Episcopal Church in Wheeling at 10am Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000. Interment at Greewood Cemetery, Wheeling, will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Kepner Funeral Home.

(Phyllis Slater)


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

Ewing, John; died 11-22-1871; 54th y; collector of tolls at the east end of Suspension Bridge; fell three months ago & broke his leg; funeral from residence of Wm. Richardson, west end of Suspension Bridge, Whg. Island; interment Mt. Wood Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)