Ohio County "G" Obituaries   


[Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, VA, September 2, 1999]

GAMES Flo R. Games, 79, widow of Clyde H. Games died September 1, 1999. She is survived by five children, Mary Fordyce of McMechen, West Va., Joseph Scott of Roanoke, Va., Carolyn Kidd and Leota Shaffer both of Richmond and Barbara Bradley of Mechanicsville; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Games was a member of Shalom Baptist Church. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee Davis Rd., where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, September 3. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

Gardner, Daniel Lamb; died 7-23-1871; age 3m 20d; died at residence of grandfather, Daniel Lamb, Whg.; infant s/o J.R. & J.L. Gardner; funeral from residence of Daniel Lamb, Chapline st.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, Wheeling Register, August 15, 1871]

Gardner, Jesse Lamb; died 8-14-1871 at residence of grandfather, Daniel Lamb; d/o James R. & Julia L. Gardner of Bellefontaine, Oh.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, December 16, 1911]

The funeral services over the remains of the late James Garrity will be held from St. Joseph’s Cathedral this morning at 9 o’clock and interment will be made in Mt. Calvary cemetery. Mr. Garrity died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Mary Callahan on Jacob street, Wednesday.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Thursday, June 30, 1966]

GARVEY, Mrs. Margaret O'Connell, 81, of 26 Tenth St., McMechen, died at Reynolds Memorial Hospital on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. She was born in Martinsburg, W. Va., a daughter of Dennis and Mary O'Brien O'Connell. She had been a resident of McMechen most of her life. Her husband, Michael died a number of years ago. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church and of the Altar Society. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxilliary of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ederle of Cincinnati, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, on Thursday and Friday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A High Mass of Requiem will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, McMechen, with the Rev. Fr. Joseph Dailey officiating. Burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Rosary devotions Friday at 8 p.m.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Thursday, April 4, 1957]

GARVEY, Michael Patrick, 26 Tenth St., McMechen, died at 11:25 p.m. on Tuesday at his home. He had been in poor health for the past few years, and seriously ill for the past five weeks. Born March 18, 1879, in Wheeling, he was a son of John M. and Mary Finucan Garvey. He was educated in the local schools and was married at St. James Church, McMechen, to Margaret O'Connell Garvey, who survives. He had been retired for 12 years, and was employed as a machinist with the B. & 0. Railroad for over 10 years. He was a member of St. James Church and of the Holy Name Society of that church. He was also a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, the International Association of Machinists and of the B. & O. Veterans Association. Surviving besides his wife, are one daughter, Mrs. Lewis R. Edelen of Parkersburg; two brothers, Thomas of Columbus and James of McMechen; three sisters, Mrs. Anna May Nolan of Albuquerque N. M., Mrs. Johanna Hasenauer of Alexandria, Va., and Mrs. Margaret Mulheran of Arlington, Va.; and several nieces And nephews. Friends may call at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen. Services in the chapel at 8:15 a. m. Saturday, will be followed by a High Mass of Requiem at 9 a. m. in St. James Church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The Holy Name Society of St. James Church will recite the rosary at 8 p. m. Friday. The B. & O. Veterans Association will hold services at 8 p. m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Cheryl McCombs)


John Lemuel Garvin, 90, Sarasota, died May 29, 2006.

He was born May 16, 1916, in Wheeling, W.Va., and came to Sarasota in 1997 from Fort Lauderdale. He retired as president of Garvin's Dairy in Wheeling, W.Va., and was a member of the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs and Church of the Palms.

Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Mildred; daughters Cathy Linder of Dallas and Staffanie Van Dick of Bakersfield, Ore.; a stepdaughter, Kim Horn of Birmingham, Ala.; stepsons Dennis Leavitt of Sarasota, Douglas Leavitt of Clarksville, Ind., and Michael Leavitt of Hollywood; a brother, Donald of Wheeling; a grandchild; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Church of the Palms. Private burial will be in Sarasota Memorial Park. Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home is in charge.

Memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity.

(Calvin C. Garvin.)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Saturday, January 7, 1882]

GARY - On January 6, 1882, AMI CORNELIUS GARY, late husband of E. J. Gary, at his residence, No. 1819 Eoff, street, aged 54 years, 4 months, and 12 days.

Notice of funeral hereafter.

[Richmond, Va., and Washington, D. C., papers please copy.]

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

On Tuesday, February 6, 1940, at 5:40 o'clock p.m., at the family home, 186 Zane street, island, William Albert Gasber, in his 40th year.

The body was removed to the Fields funeral home, 843 Main street.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

Former Horkheimer Wool Company Employee Succumbs Tuesday

William Albert Gasber, 39, former employee of the Horkheimer Wool company and a life resident of the Island, died Tuesday evening at 4:40 o'clock at his home, 186 Zane street. He had been ill for the past 12 years and was bedfast for two years.

Mr. Gasber was born in this city March 31, 1900, a son of Fred and Ella Myers Gasber, and attended Madison school. He was a member of Island Christian church.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gasber; four sisters, Mrs. Ethel Summers, of Steubenville, Ohio; Mrs. Anna Wurchum and Mrs. Clarissa Krowl, both of Wheeling; Mrs. Lorena Fisher, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; four brothers, John, Fred and Charles Gasber, all of this city; Grover Gasber, of Chicago, Ill., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are to be held in the chapel of the Fields funeral home Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Rev. W. H. Fields, pastor emeritus of First Christian church, will be in charge. The place of burial will be announced later.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

GEHRINGER - On Tuesday, December 18th, 1900, at 8:05 o'clock p. m., at family residence, Fulton, Ohio county, Herman Gehringer, in his 60th year. -Funeral notice hereafter.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

Mrs. Mary B. Genther, 32 years of age, died yesterday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock, at the residence, 1207 Alley H. She had been sick less than two weeks.

Besides her husband and a son, she leaves three brothers: Harry, Addison and Lewis Genther; and four sisters: Mrs. Edward Custer, Mrs. Virginia Harris, Mrs. Charles Cook, and Mrs. Francis Pearl.

Services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home, by the Rev. W. H. Fields.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Monday, December 29, 1930]


William Glessler, 81, lifelong resident of this vicinity and prominent retired farmer, succumbed yesterday morning at 8:30 o'clock at his home, 126 Center avenue, Loring Place, Elm Grove, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident last November 29. Mr. Glessler was struck by an automobile that day and was removed to the hospital. He recovered sufficiently to permit his removal to his home on December 18. However other complications arose which terminated in his death yesterday.

Mr. Glessler was born in Wheeling on October 27, 1849, a son of the late Henry and Mary Hartman Glessler. He engaged in farming in Marshall county for many years and 18 years ago retired from active work and removed to Elm Grove. He was united in marriage to Caroline Kittle in 1873. The decedent was a member of the Stone Presbyterian church and was also affiliated with the I. O. O. F. lodge at Sherrard. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Mary B. Jones, at home, and Mrs. William Henceroth, of Columbus, Ohio; three sons, John H. of Barrytown, Mich., Charles B. of Sherrard, and Dr. W. D. Gessler of Elm Grove. One sister, Mrs. Louise Rogerson of McMechen; two brothers, August and Henry Gessler, of Elm Grove, and eight grandchildren also survive. The body was removed to the Springer funeral home and will be returned to the late residence this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Funeral services will be held there on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. L. B. Lewellyn of the Stone Presbyterian church will officiate and interment and burial will follow in the Allen Grove cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

On Wednesday, November 28, 1888, at 9:15 o'clock p.m., Charles A. Giffin, aged 25 years and 11 days.

Funeral services on Sunday, December 2, 1888 at 1:30 o'clock p.m., at the residence of his father, George Giffin, Kirkwood, Ohio.

(Cheryl McCombs)

Source: Waukon Standard, Waukon, Iowa; 27 June 1905

Elizabeth (Singleton) Gilchrist

Less than a year ago we chronicled the death of Mr. John Gilchrist and now we have to note the passing of the wife who, when her companion of fifty-seven years was taken from her, felt that life held very little for her, and commenced almost immediately to fade away. There seemed to be no disease that was sapping her strength, but simply a yielding up of all her powers, the health and strength which remained hers during the long illness of her husband, and which stood her in such good stead at that trying time when she was called upon to part with him. But with him gone, her very life seemed to be taken away, and now she has followed him, scarcely nine months intervening between their deaths.

Elizabeth Singleton was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, May 20, 1825. At the age Of twenty-two, in her native town, she was married to Mr. John Gilchrist. For a number of years Mr. and Mrs. Gilchrist remained in West Virginia, but in 1864, they moved to Iowa, settling in French Creek township, where they lived until 1887 when they came to Waukon, Iowa, to spend their declining years.

When quite young, Mrs. Gilchrist professed her faith in Christ, joining the Presbyterian church, transferring her membership first to Mt. Hope and then to Waukon.

Mrs. Gilchrist was the mother of three children, Sarah, John J. and William T., of these, the first died when a young woman, and the second following when he was just in the prime of life. The third remains to mourn the loss of a most kind, unselfish parent.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the residence of her son with whom she has made her home since her husband's death, conducted by her pastor, Rev. VanNice, assisted by Rev. Robbins of the M.E. church. Burial was at Oakland beside her husband and with the son and daughter.

(Errin Wilker)

John Gilchrist Source: Waukon Standard, Waukon, Iowa; 22 September 1904


After a gradual failing of months owing to the weight of years, John Gilchrist passed away quietly and painlessly Thursday afternoon (15 September 1904) of last week. Death came not as a result of any illness, but rather as death comes to the flowers and grain, when they have served their purpose, they ripen and fade away. So it was with Mr. Gilchrist, after a long and well spent life, the life forces gradually ebbed until his power became too frail to retain a hold and his soul returned to its Maker.

John Gilchrist was born of Scotch and English parents nearly eighty-four years ago, the day of his birth being December 5, 1820. The place of his birth was Wheeling, West Virginia, whither his parents moved from London immediately after their marriage. He was one of seventeen children, only two of the family now remaining.

On April 15, 1847, Mr. Gilchrist was married to Miss Elizabeth Singleton, who through the fifty-seven years of their married life, has been his constant companion and was able to minister to him in the end.

Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Gilchrist: John, Sarah and William, the first two preceding their father in death, the last remaining as a comfort to his aged mother.

Mr. Gilchrist left West Virginia in 1864 coming directly to Allamakee county, Iowa, and settling near Mt. Hope where he remained until 1887, at that time removing to Waukon, Iowa, where he has since resided.

When nineteen years of age, Mr. Gilchrist became a member of the Presbyterian church, which by his death has lost an earnest, faithful member. For several years he was an elder in the Mt. Hope church, and soon after his removal to Waukon, he became an elder in the C.P. church, and was also clerk of the session, remaining faithful to the trust reposed in him, though for a few years he has been too feeble to attend to the duties.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the church, conducted by Rev. R.C. Van Nice, and the remains, attended by the Masonic fraternity, were escorted to Oakland where they were laid to rest with the impressive service of that order.

(Errin Wilker)


[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, July 22, 1871]

Gillchrist, John; died 7-17-1871; living in Lagrange but well known on this side in his capacity as a ferryman; was almost instantly killed while engaged in quarrying limestone on the Devinney farm in this county; he was engaged in getting out stone for the Mingo Iron Works when a ten foot bank slid, crushing him to death. Wellsburg Herald.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

Gilmartin Funeral.

Funeral services for John T. Gilmartin, prominent resident of the South Side, who died Tuesday, were conducted yesterday morning from the residence, 3722 Jacob street, followed with requiem high mass at the Church of the Immaculate conception, celebrated by the Rev. William Hall. Burial was made in Mt. Calvary cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

On Thursday, November 29, 1888, at 5:10 p.m. at the residence of her husband, 2822 Market street, Laura H., wife of John P. Glass, aged 88 years.

Funeral on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment private.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Tuesday, February 25, 1947]

"Jack" Glasscock Rites Thursday

Obsequies will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock in the chapel of Altmeyer and Sons funeral home for John (Jack)Wesley Glasscock, 89, notable figure on the baseball diamond a half century ago, who died Monday afternoon at 12:35 o'clock in the Ohio Valley General hospital following several months' illness.

The Rev. W. Carroll Thorn, rector of St. Luke's Episcopal church, will officiate. Interment in Peninsula cemetery.

Mr. Glasscock was born at 9 Maryland street, Island, in the same home in which he resided all his life. Since his illness he had made his home with a son, John T. Glasscock, at 115 thirty-third street.

A shortstop in professional baseball for many years, "Jack" had played shortstop, and also had a lifetime batting average of .317. He played with the Cleveland team, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Paul and Sioux City in the Western league, and with the old Central league, and was for a time manager of the Ft. Wayne team.

He was a life member of St. Luke's Episcopal church. He was married to Miss Rhoda Dub(i)(l)a, who preceded him in death in 1925. Two sons, J. T. Glasscock of Wheeling and Eugene Glasscock of Mansfield, O., and a daughter, Miss Florence B. Glasscock of Wheeling; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews survive.

(Cheryl McCombs)

ELLEN TAYLOR GLESSNER (Mrs. William Laughlin Glessner)

Wheeling Register, July 1891.

July 19, 1891 - July 20, 1891 - July 21, 1891.

(Linda Fluharty)


[Source: Wheeling Register, March 17, 1919]

At Wheeling Hospital, on Friday, March 14, 1919, at 2:45 o'clock p.m., Charles Gocke, in the 63rd year of his age.

Funeral from the residence of Herman Asmus, No. 3710 Jacob street, on Monday morning, March 17, at 8:30 o'clock. High mass at St. Mary's church at 9 o'clock. Interment in Mount Calvary cemetery. Friends of the family invited.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

Goetze Infant Dies

Robert Louis Goetze, 9-months-old son of Robert L. and Evelyn Glasser Goetze, of Klee, West Bellaire, died at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Ohio Valley General hospital following a brief illness. He is an only child and his father is employed in the composing room of the Register.

The body has been removed to an undertaking establishment at Bellaire. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)

Wheeling Intelligencer, 3 Aug 2007


Many of you knew Barbara.

Barbara died after a long and blessed life on August 2, 2007 at age 67 of complications relating to kidney cancer.

Born in Manhattan in Lenox Memorial Hospital on February 27, 1940, Barbara spent most of her life in Wheeling, and became a true 'Wheeling-ite'—possessing much that is good about our fair city.

More than a wife, more than a Mom, Barbara became the 'voice' of Wheeling as the region’s premier singer/pianist and entertainer.

Known for her warm, expressive singing and her amazing range of music, Barbara beautifully performed for most of her life in her unique cabaret style. Her quality sound, her amazing and encyclopedic knowledge and selection of songs known by heart and memory — she reputedly knew more than over 1000 songs — words and music.

Barbara won over appreciative audiences from Wheeling to Paris; from the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC to Murten, Switzerland.

With a gift for helping others — as a friend and as a true philanthropist — she served on community agencies; the Human Rights Commission, as well as educational endeavors, including being the first women to ever serve on the board of Wheeling Jesuit College.

Barbara served her Temple congregation well, having been president of the area’s Hadassah Organization and was the primary soloist and choir director of Temple Shalom for many years.

Preceding her in death are her father and mother, Henry S. and Josephine K. Mayer; and son, Philip, in whose loving memory the Good Zoo at Oglebay was founded by Barbara and her husband, Larry. (Barbara served as President of Good Zoo Friends for several years.)

Surviving are Laurance F. Good of Wheeling, loving husband of 48 years; and children- all "proudly educated in Ohio-County public schools," she would say; Jay Good of Fox Chapel, Pa., Paul Good and daughter-in-law, Carolyn Good, of Wheeling, Jenny Good and son-in-law, Gary Brozek, of Evergreen, Colorado, and Heidi Good of New York City, New York; and grandchildren, Lauren and Henry Good of Wheeling.

She is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Wendy Mayer and Jerry Zimmerman of Washington, D.C.; a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Lynne Mayer of Huntington, W.Va.; and numerous friends, relatives, love-a-tives and musical collaborators.

Friends received on Saturday, August 4, 2007, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Sunday, August 5, 2007, from 12 p.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. at the Kepner Funeral Home, National Road at Bethany Pike, Wheeling with Rabbi Beth Jacowitz Chottiner and Rabbi Daniel Lowy officiating.

Interment at the convenience of the family in Jewish Memorial Gardens, Triadelphia, W.Va.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, friends are encouraged to make donations to Oglebay’s Good Zoo; 304-243-4000; www. oglebay-resort.com or Oglebay Park, Wheeling, WV 26003.

Wheeling Register, Sept 11, 1883



The Death of Honorable John Hanson Good.

After Months of Sickness - Sketch of His Life and Political and Legal Career.

His death was not unexpected, yet the myriad of friends of John Hanson Good will be shocked to learn this morning that he has passed away. For nearly a year he had been wrestling with the disease that destroyed him - nervous prostration. While during most of that time he fought it down and continued at his profession, its effect could be plainly seen. About two months ago he yielded to the importunities of his friends and started for a Kentucky health resort, but was unable to endure the journey, and was brought back. Since then he has been confined to the house, and at times got so low that dissolution was hourly expected. Then he would rally and hope would rise in the breasts of his family, only to be dispelled again. Sunday evening he grew rapidly worse and his physicians and watchers saw the end was near. Their fears were confirmed. At 6 o'clock yesterday morning he passed away. So died one of the most able and brilliant young lawyers Wheeling has ever produced, a man who might have made an indelible work upon the times and written his name in a conspicuous place in the history of the country.


J. H. Good came, on both sides of his family, from early settlers in this vicinity. His parental grandfather, John Good, came to this county very early in the century from Washington county, Md. For some time he operat4ed a mill on the site of the present "Bedillions's Mill." He afterwards lived on a farm on the National Road five miles from the city. Benoni S. Good, the father of J. Hanson, was born in this county about 1816, and lived on the farm where he was born, during his entire life. He was a man of great industry and was noted for his hospitality and his more than Puritanical honesty and integrity.

The mother of the subject of this sketch was a McMechen, daughter of the pioneer, Benjamin McMechen, and one of a numerous family of children. John Hanson Good was born in this county over forty years ago. His boyhood was not essentially different from that of the sons of well to-do farmers generally. After receiving a common school education he attended the University at Morgantown, and subsequently entered Bethany College, where he graduated. He afterwards attended law school at Louisville, Kentucky, and after finishing his studies commenced the practice of his profession in Wheeling. Almost at the outset of his career his talents and energy attracted the attention of the public and he soon took a high position at the bar. Before he had practiced long he was elected Prosecuting Attorney of Ohio County. In this position he acquitted himself with the greatest credit, successfully defending and maintaining the peace and dignity of the State against all comers. And these were the ---- days of the Wheeling Bar.

Once? the war, Wheat, Richardson and Pendleton were at the zenith of their power and glory as jury lawyers. Davenport and Cracraft were rapidly rising in the same sphere. One or more of them appeared for the defense in all criminal cases of importance. But they found in the young State's attorney an antagonist in every way competent to combat and contest their ablest and most brilliant efforts.

At the conclusion of his term as prosecuting attorney, Mr. Good found himself in the front rank of an able bar. It is perhaps not too much to say that even at that time he was regarded as the ablest and most effective jury orator of them all. In this position he has ever since not only maintained but entrenched himself; and not withstanding the most talented competition, he stood, in this respect, facile princeps at the Wheeling bar. His method of arguing questions of fact was of the highet order of excellence. His first step was to determine the points and questions that properly and legitimately enter into and affect the merits of the case. These once determined, he adhered to them throughout the argument, never suffering himself to be led off to the discussion of immaterial, extraneous or improper matters. He analyzed and collected evidence with the greatest exactness. He treated a candid and conscientious witness, even though opposed, with the greatest courtesy and consideration, while one who eqivocates or prevaricates was criticized and denounced with a severity that rendered himcautious for the rest of his life. He appealed to the feelings and sensibilities of a jury, with an eloquence and pathos that seldom failed to touch the hardest heart and move the msot stubborn will.

In politics Mr. Good has always been an earnest, unswerving and enthusiastic Democrat.

Since his early manhood his voice has been heard in every campaign. His power and popularity as a stump orator was certainly not surpassed by that of any other man in the State. His capacity to instruct and entertain an sudience was unsurpassed. The magnetism of his manner and the fervor of his eloquence aroused a fever of enthusiasm even in the coldest audience. The purity of his language and the beauty of his diction charmed the most cultured and critical ear. His relentless exposure and latter denunciation of political dishonesty and liberal corruption won the hearty plaudits of the friends of honest government and inspired terror in the hearts of numerous adversaries. In the discussion of principles of government and facts of political history his style was clear and simple.

His logic exact and his conclusions unswerable. The dryest statistics, figures and facts were made interesting, instructive and entertaining. He is ever ready with a witty saying or a pithy story to adorn his speech or illustrate and emphasize his meaning, and when occasion demands it he is full to overflowing with humor, wit and anecdote.

The popularity of Mr. Good in his own county can best be determined by a brief reference to his past political history. In 1872, while not thirty years of age, he was induced by his friends to become a candidate for th Congressional nomination. He was supported by the unanimous voice of his own county, and his support from other counties, was so earnest and cordial that, at the Clarksburg Convention in that year, he came within one vote of the nomination. At three successive conventions, at Ellenboro, Parkersburg, and New Martinsville. Ohio County. as one man, urged his nomination. At Weston, last year, the county again came forward, as one man, and Mr. Good received the nomination, only to have the cup dashed from his lips as he was about to sip its sweetness. After this election he was changed man and from this time began the disease which has now ended his earthly career.

(Linda Fluharty)

Lee M. Gorby

GORBY, Lee Melvin "Bud," 83, of Wellsburg, W.Va., died Tuesday, November 8, 2005 in Wheeling Medical Park.

He was born on June 7, 1922 in Wellsburg, a son of the late Lyle and Helen Jones Gorby. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Louise A. Bahr Gorby, on July 4, 2004; two sisters, Mary Riggle and Ruth Young; and one brother, James Gorby. Bud was a retired Steel Inspector for Weirton Steel Corporation. He was Christian by faith. Bud was an army veteran of WWII; he was a member of the V.F.W.; and the Brooke County Senior Citizens. Surviving are a daughter, Beverly Shapert and her husband, Gene, of Lutz, Fla.; two sisters, Alice Atkinson and Ellen Willey, both of Wellsburg; three grandchildren, Sean Shapert and his wife, Debra, Aaron Shapert and his wife, Rachel, and Bethany Cheney and her husband, Scott; five great grandchildren, Amanda Bonsall, Joey Bonsall, Jared Shapert, Sierra Shapert, and Parker Cheney.

Friends will be received on Friday, November 11, 2005 from 4-8 p.m. at the Chambers Funeral Home at 1030 Main St. in Wellsburg, W.Va., where Services will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2005 at 11 a.m., with Pastor Thomas Bogardus officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Cemetery in Wellsburg.


[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, April 6, 1987]

GORBY, Richard S., 66, of 1111 Ninth St., Moundsville, died Saturday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale. Friends received at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, 7-9 p.m. Monday, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment in Salem Cemetery, Glen Easton, W.Va. Rosary devotions at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, Thursday, March 3, 1983]

GORBY, Rita A., 59, of 1111 Ninth St., Moundsville, died Wednesday in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was an employee of the former Marx Toy Co., Moundsville, and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church, Moundsville Surviving are her husband, Richard Gorby, two sons, William and Thomas Allen, both of Lansing, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Rita) Swierkos of Moundsville, and Mrs. Wilbur (Carol) Coleman of Tiltonsville; two stepsons, Richard of Moundsville and George Michael in Ohio; a sister Marietta McCombs of McMechen; 14 grandchildren Friends received at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Mrs. Anna Gruber Gosney, 85, of 198 Kenny St., a life resident of North Wheeling, passed away in Wheeling hospital at 12:10 o'clock yesterday following an illness of two weeks.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Amy Cox of Steubenville, O., Mrs. Alice Smith, Follansbee, Mrs., Stella Dugan of Parkersburg; three sons, Charles H., Jr., at home; edward J., of Wheeling, and David K., of Fort Pierce, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Sylvis, Wheeling; Mrs. Elizabeth Morrison, Dansville, Ill.; and Mrs. Cecilia Dist of Wheeling; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Friends are being received in the Bertschy Memorial mortuary where services will be conducted in the chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. S. B. Cunningham, pastor of North Street Methodist church will be in charge. Interment will be made in Mount Wood Cemetery.

Source: Wheeling New Register - 9/1/1949

(Becky Bowman Baldauf)

Source: Wheeling News Register - 1944


Mrs. Lucetta McGlumphy Gosney Dies Suddenly After Heart Attack

Island Resident Collapsed In Front Of Wheeling Steel Building

Mrs. Lucetta McGlumphy Gosney, 64, widow of William Banford Gosney and a resident of 319 South York St., Island, died suddenly Sunday evening at 8:45 o'clock upon admittance to Wheeling hospital where she was removed after collapsing on the street.

Mrs. Gosney had attended a performance at the Rex theatre and was walking on Market Street near the Wheeling Steel corporation building when she was stricken. An ambulance removed her to Wheeling hospital but she expired upon arrival there. Her death was attributed to a heart attack.

Deceased was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on May 19, 1880, a daughter of John and Anna Riggs McGlumphy.

Her Husband, William Banford Gosney, died fourteen years ago. Mrs. Gosney was a Methodist.

She is survived by three sons, Harold E. Gosney of Elm Grove, Clarence and John H. Gosney of Wheeling; a daughter, Mrs. William Sands of this city; one sister, Mrs. Clara Pagan of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a brother, Harry McGlumphy of Wheeling and six grandchildren.

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

(Becky Bowman Baldauf)


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

BERT F. GOWER Dies Suddenly

Bert Francis Gower, Jr., 41, widely known resident of Glendale and Civilian Defense commander of that town, died suddenly at Wheeling late Thursday afternoon. He was stricken and collapsed at 4:30 o'clock at the plant of the Electric Welding and Machine company at First and Main streets where he was employed as a machinist. He was rushed to the Wheeling hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

Mr. Gower suffered a serious illness in May of 1942, which was attributed to a streptococci infection which had left his health impaired and he had been under a physician's care since that time.

Mr. Gower had lived at Glendale for ten years, the last seven of which he was employed by the Electric Welding and Machine company. Three years prior to that he was employed by a radio concern at Wheeling. The family home is at 44 Eighth street, Glendale.

He had been active in Civilian Defense at Glendale since its organization. For a number of years he served as a Boy Scout commissioner for Glendale and was Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 82 at that place. He was a member of the Glendale Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Van Lehn Gower, and two sons, Francis Bert and John Franklin Gower at home,; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Francis Gower, Sr., of Urichsville, O., and one sister, Mrs. Raymond Wright of Dennison, O. A brother, Paul J. Gower, died in 1939.

The body was taken to the Fields funeral home at Wheeling and at noon today was sent to a funeral home at Urichsville, O., where services will be held at a time to be announced. Interment will be in Union cemetery at Urichsville.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Daily Register, January 1894]


GRABE-At his residence, No. 4019 Wood street, on Monday, January 1, 1894, Henry Grabe. Interment today at 2 o’clock p.m. at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Interment private.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

GRAEFF, Mary Martha Kausky, 57, of Wellsburg, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, in Wheeling Hospital. She was a retired cook for the Klingsport, Restaurant, Wellsburg, and a member of the Wellsburg Nazarene Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry Graeff; her mother, Mary Gladys Gorby Kausky; two brothers, Sam and Charles Kausky. Surviving are two sons, Rick Lee Noviski of Wellsburg and Daniel Eugene VanCamp of Follansbee; two daughters, Selena McAllister and her husband, Brian of Bossier City, La., and Rhonda Leigh VanCamp of Salisbury, Md.; five brothers, Denzil, Joe, and Dale Kausky, and Bill Kausky, all of Wellsburg, and George Kausky of Smithfield; three sisters Gloria Foster and her husband, George of Columbus, Ohio, Gay Behar of Zephyrhills, Fla., Norma Baker and her husband, Robert of New Cumberland. Friends received 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Reasner Funeral Home, 1515 Charles St., Wellsburg, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Interment in Brooke Cemetery, Wellsburg. Additional services at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Wellsburg Women of the Moose services at 8 p.m. Sunday by the Wellsburg American Legion Ladies Auxiliary 36 and the Wellsburg VFW Ladies Auxiliary No. 4496.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, Friday, September 27, 1918]

Mrs. Catherine Gratzinger.

Last evening at 6:30 o'clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. E. McPherson, 405 Lincoln avenue, Bridgeport, occurred the death of Mrs. Catherine Gratzinger, one of the most widely known ladies of Bridgeport, in her seventy-sixth year. Death came after a lingering illness, but a great shock to the many friends.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. Otto Wendel, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church, officiating. Interment will be in Linwood cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, February 13, 1920]

Mrs. Julia M. A. Gray.

Mrs. Julia M. A. Gray, 76 years of age, died yesterday at noon at the residence, 514 Alley B.

She was born and educated in Wheeling and passed her entire life in this city. Mrs. Gray was an active member of the Second Lutheran church, and took a conspicuous part in religious work.

Surviving are a son, Walter F. Gray; a brother, William Myers, of Elm Grove, and a sister, Mrs. J. G. Kline, Barberton, Ohio.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, January 26, 1871]

GRAY - On Wednesday evening, January 25th, 1871, Mrs. LUTITIA GRAY, wife of James Gray, aged 58 years.

The funeral will take place from the residence of her husband, on Main street, North Wheeling, this (Friday) afternoon at 2 o’clock. The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Saturday, March 11, 1922]

George W. Green, well known resident of Belmont County, passed away at his home on March 4 according to word received here yesterday. He was born in York Township, June 23, 1835, and at the time of his death was in his 87th year.

He leaves the following children: Mary O. McManus, of Yorkville, O.; Robert B., William J., and John A. Interment was at Powhatan, O.

(Cheryl McCombs)


"Wheeling News-Register"

Services Set For Ex-Donut Shop Owner

Milton A. Green, former owner of Green's Donut Shop, Wheeling, died Wednesday, September 29, 1999, at Ohio Valley Medical Center. He was 70.

He was born Jan. 21, 1929, in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late Romeo and Ila Hawkins Green.

He was a member of the St. Mathews Lutheran Church, Wheeling.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Green; a sister, Esther Thompson. Surviving are his wife, Jo Ann Torbett Green; two sons, Forrest M. and his wife Abe of Kawasaki Shi, Japan, Leif E. of Los Angeles, Calif.; a daughter Kelly J. Failla and her husband Robert of Penham, Ala.; five grandchildren.

Friends received noon-3 and 7-9 pm Sunday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where services will be held at 1 pm Monday with the Rev. David A. Twedt. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

(Phyllis Slater)


[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, May 26, 1955]


A Geneva, O. man was killed late Friday on Rt. 44 north of Mapleton, O when the car he was riding in skidded on wet pavement and hit a tree 150 yards away.

Dead on arrival at Canton, O. Hospital was Oliver David Gregory, 57, of Geneva. His wife, Cora Lee, 50, suffered minor injuries, and the driver of the car, his daughter, Gaynell Pribiceivich was uninjured.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Boroski of Dillonvale and Mrs. Constantine Pribiceivich of Geneva, O.; three sons, Oliver M. Gregory of Geneva, Samuel Franklin Gregory of Bob White, W. Va., and Ernest Wyatt of Akron, O.; three sisters and five brothers. The body was taken from Canton to White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. for funeral services and interment.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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


Owen Gregory, a resident of Benwood, passed away at the North Wheeling hospital Sunday morning at 9 o’clock. Deceased was brought to the hospital August 11, and succumbed to a complication. He had been ill for a period extending over 6 years. He was 49 years old and unmarried. He has relatives residing at Benwood.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, March 29, 1950]

Ferris F. Griffith, 46, resident of 211 North Huron street, refrigeration engineer at Ziegenfelder Ice Cream Co., the past 18 years, died at 1 a.m. today in Wheeling hospital, following eight months' illness. He had been serious the past three weeks and a patient in the hospital a month.

Son of Ben F. and Verona Riggs Griffith, he was born in Deep Valley Pa., September 26, 1903.

Surviving besides his wife, Mrs. Mary Lou Stewart Griffith, are a son, Brock Olen Griffith of this city, a daughter, Del Rhea Griffith, Wheeling; his parents, three brothers, Myron C. and Kenneth E. both of this city, and Harold H. Griffith. Monaco, Pa., and 1 sister, Mrs. James R. Lohr, of this city.

The body was removed to Kepner's, 1308 Chapline street. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

Hamilton Grigsby, 87, of 562 Benfield avenue, Follansbee, died Tuesday in the Ohio Valley General hospital, Wheeling.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bellie Belle Carter Grigsby, a daughter, Mrs. Harry Lawthers; two sons, Louis Grigsby of Marland Heights, Weirton, and Deputy Sheriff Ross Grigsby of Wellsburg and five grandchildren. The body has been removed to the Ames funeral home, Follansbee. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Tuesday, January 6, 1981]

Chalmer C. Grimes, 61, of 124 Ivy St., Henderson, Nev., formerly of Wheeling, died Monday in Nevada. He was a retired Navy chief petty officer and a Methodist. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Randolph Grimes; one daughter, Charlene Grimes Amerud of Henderson; one grandson; his mother, Lola Shinn of Middlebourne; four brothers, Earl and Jack Grimes of Toronto, Ohio, Patrick Shinn of New Martinsville and James Shinn of Sistersville; one sister, Rebecca Shinn Haught of Middlebourne; several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at the Palm Mortuary, Henderson, Nev. Interment in Boulder City, Nev.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

On Thursday, November 29, 1888, at 7 o'clock a.m., D. H. Grimes, aged 45 years.

Funeral services at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Mary A. Cochran, No. 61 Eighteenth street, on Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. Friends of the family are invited to attend. Interment at Barnesville, Ohio.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Friday, December 17, 1937]


Former South Wheeling Resident Dies Thursday At Valley Grove

Mrs. Anna M. Humphrey Groppe, 66, wife of Louis F. A. Groppe and resident of South Wheeling for many years, died Thursday afternoon at her home at Valley Grove after an illness of six weeks.

Mrs. Groppe was born at Sissonville, W. Va., March 8, 1871, a daughter of Samuel C. and Emma J. Owens Humphrey. She was educated at Hartford, W. Va., and came to Wheeling to make her home when 16 years old. She resided in South Wheeling until two years ago when she moved to Valley Grove. Mrs. Groppe was a member of Wesley M. E. church and of the Ladies Aid society of the church.

She is survived by her husband, Louis F. A. Groppe; one son Louis W. Groppe, at home; and three grandchildren, George V., Morley Lou, and Jacqueling Estella Groppe.

The body was removed by the Beisewenger funeral service to the Bertschy Memorial mortuary. Arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, July 15, 1994]

Services Set For Veteran

Services will be held Saturday for William Herman Gross, who was credited with killing the first Japanese soldier landing on Guam on July 23, 1943, who died Thursday at home. He was 71.

A resident of 2375 Overbrook Ave., Wheeling, he was born Oct. 14, 1922, in Wheeling, a son of the late William and Catherine Mitcham Gross.

In a December 1993 interview with the Wheeling News-Register, Gross said his action during the American assault on Guam was a matter of survival.

Gross was wounded twice during subsequent battles on Okinawa and Sakishima. For his valor, he earned the Purple Heart with an oak leaf cluster and a Bronze Star with an oak leaf cluster.

He was a retired craneman at Blaw Knox Foundry & Mill Machinery Inc., Wheeling, and a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Agnes Rogalski Gross; a son, William P. of Benwood; a daughter, Mrs. William (Barbara) Sinclair of Bethlehem; four grandchildren, Michael Schuetz, of Manassas, Va., Becky Schuetz, Christine Gross, and William Sinclair, all of Wheeling.

Friends received 7-9 p.m. Friday at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St.. Elm Grove. Wheeling, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. John H. Keppel officiating. Interment in Park View Memorial Gardens, Wheeling.

(Cheryl McCombs)

Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, August 22, 2008

GROUX, Fred C., Jr., 77, of Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Thursday, August 21, 2008, in East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry.

He was born April 6, 1931, in Martins Ferry, the son of the late Fred and Hazel (Wagenheim) Groux, Sr.

Fred was the former co-owner of the Keg und Kraut Restaurant in Wheeling. He graduated from Martins Ferry High School and West Liberty State College; and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Brookside; the Ohio City Lodge No. 486 F& AM; the Valley of Steubenville Scottish Rite; the Osiris Shrine; and Royal Order of Jesters.

Fred is survived by his wife of 55 years, Julia (Montello) Groux of Martins Ferry; a brother, Don Groux and his wife, Kathryn, of Martins Ferry; and a niece, Michelle Groux of Columbus, Ohio.

In accordance with Fred's wishes, his funeral services will be private followed by interment in Riverview Cemetery in Martins Ferry.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital, c/o Osiris Shrine Temple, P.O. Box 2048, Wheeling, WV 26003.

Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Rd., Brookside.


[Source: Wheeling News Register, March 9, 1965]


GUMP, Mrs. Della Elizabeth, 80, of Cameron RD4, widow of William E. Gump, died Monday at the home of her son, Earl. She was born on Fish Creek, Marshall County, Nov. 7, 1874, a daughter of Abraham and Rebecca Waller Kirby and was a member of the First Christian Church. Her husband died in 1952. Surviving are three children, Clarence (Happy) Chambers, Earl Gump and Mrs. William Stewart, all of Cameron; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Friends received at the Antill Funeral Home, Cameron, where services will be held Wednesday at 2 with Rev. John Mostoller officiating. Burial in Highland Cemetery, Cameron.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, September 20, 1974]

GUMP, William Earl, 66, of RD 4, Cameron, W. Va., died Thursday at Marshall County. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Cameron, and, a retired chief of police. Surviving are his widow, Elizabeth Anderson Gump; three daughters, Mrs. William J. (Shirley) Courtwright and Mrs. Roger (Diane) McDiffit, both of Cameron, and Mrs. Stanley (Patty) Stackpole of New Martinsville, W. Va.; one son, Leroy of Lorain, Ohio; one -half-brother, Clarence (Hap) Chambers, of Cameron. Friends received at the Charles E. Anderson Funeral Home, Cameron, after 7 p.m. Friday, where services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. Interment in Highland Cemetery, Cameron.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Monday, May 1, 1978]

GUNION, Albert Ray, Sr., 46, of 15 Schubert's Lane, Mozart, died Monday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale. He was an employee of Benwood Police Department, Protestant by faith and a veteran of the Korean conflict. Surviving are his wife, Marsha Lopert Gunion, a son, Albert Ray, Jr. at home; a daughter, Mrs. Gloria Curto of Moundsville; two brothers, Charles Bassell of Pittsburgh, Pa. and William Bassell of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Mae Maxwell of Elm Grove and Mrs. Jane Guthrie of Santa Barbara, Calif. Friends received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 1308 Chapline St., Wheeling, 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheeling.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Sunday, September 24, 1967]

GUNION, Mrs. Bertha, 84, a former West Wheeling, O., resident, died at the Valley Haven Rest Home at Beech Bottom Saturday afternoon. She was born Aug. 11, 1883, in Germany, and came to the United States when three years old. She was the daughter of the late Herman and Marie Schocksnider. She was a member of the St. Stephen's Church in Wheeling, and of the Royal Neighbors of America. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Moore, of Bridgeport and one son, Otha C. Gunion of Weirton. Her husband Otha and two sons preceded her in death. Friends may call at the Chambers Funeral Home in Wellsburg after noon Sunday where services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. John Cromwell of the First Baptist Church of Weirton officiating. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery in Wheeling.

(Cheryl McCombs)