Ohio County "H" Obituaries   


[Source: Wheeling News Register, January 4, 1916]

HAGERMAN - On Monday, January 3, 1916,at the Ohio Valley General Hospital at 3 o’clock a.m., Alma, wife of Lee H. Hagerman (nee Martin) in her 26th year. Funeral services at the residence of her father-in-law, Newton Hagerman, 79 19th street, on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Friends of the family invited to attend. Interment Greenwood cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Monday, August 22, 1932]


Three Year’s Illness Fatal Early Sunday to McMechen Woman, Elm Grove Native.

Ill for three years and bedfast since last February, Mrs. Ella Hahn, 66, widow of John Hahn, died at 5:05 o’clock yesterday morning in her home, 302 Garfield street, McMechen. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Mrs. Hahn was born in Elm Grove, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Fordyce She had spent most of her life in Marshall County and the past nine years in McMechen where she was a member of St. James Catholic church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harry Boehart, Wheeling, and Miss Mary Hahn, at home; three sons, George Hahn, Youngstown, Ohio, and Vincent and William Hahn, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Belle Koontz, McMechen; Mrs. George Barb, Fairmont; and Mrs. Kathryn Nickerson, Wheeling; two brothers, Albert Fordyce, Weirton, and Edward Fordyce, Wheeling, and five grandchildren. (Correction: Parents should read Mr. & Mrs. Robert Fordyce).

(Cheryl McCombs)

Infant Daughter HAHN

[Source: Wheeling Register, April 24, 1896]

The infant daughter of John Hahn, an employee at the Wheeling steel works, died at her father’s home in lower Benwood last night.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Monday, October 2, 1929]


John Hahn Drops at Plant Where He worked 45 Years.

Succumbing to heart failure, it is believed, John Joseph Hahn, 71, an employee of the Wheeling Steel Corporation mill at Benwood for 45 years, dropped dead while at work yesterday afternoon at 2:10.

With a number of other men, Hahn was working on the mill cinder dump near the Baltimore & Ohio railroad station when he collapsed and expired before medical aid could be summoned.

The body will be removed tonight from the Cooey-Bentz Funeral home to his home, 302 Garfield street, McMechen.

He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Ellen Fordyce, three sons and two daughters as follows: George, of Youngstown, O., Vincent and William at home, Mrs. Harry Boehart, of Wheeling and Miss Mary at home; also three brothers, Walter of Triadelphia, Richard, of Clinton and Andrew, of Fulton.

Mr. Hahn was born in Elm Grove on July 4, 1859, and was a member of a widely known Wheeling family.

He was a member of St. James Catholic church at McMechen.

Funeral services are not complete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

HAHN, Specialist 2nd Class William C., died Monday at Camp Huston, Va. He was a veteran of 18 years service with the United States Army. Born in Benwood, March 31, 1908, he was a son of John and Ellen Fordyce Hahn. While in McMechen, he was a member of St. James Catholic Church and was educated at St. John’s School. Surviving are two brothers, George of Youngstown, and Vincent of Weston; two sisters, Mrs. Eli Estel of Garrison, Pa.; and Mrs. H. W. Boehart of Wheeling. and a number of nieces and nephews. The body will arrive in Wheeling Friday morning. Friends may call at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, after noon Friday. Services in the chapel at 8:30 a.m. Saturday will be followed by a High Mass of Requiem at 9 a.m. in St. James Church. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Saturday, July 6, 1872]

HALL - Thursday, July 4, 1872, at 12:15 A. M., at the residence of his mother in Tiltonsville, Jefferson county, Ohio, JOSEPH J. HALL, aged 29 years.

The funeral will take place from the residence of Marcus W. Smith, on Market street, between first and second streets, Centre Wheeling, at 10 o’clock this (Saturday) morning. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

(Cheryl McCombs)

Mrs. Lutha Long Hall (1949)

Mrs. Lutha Long Hall, 51, widow of William J. Hall, resident of 159 Stone Church road, Elm Grove, employee of the Hess Garment Co. at 24th and Main streets, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon at 5:20 o'clock in Wheeling hospital.

She suffered a heart attack shortly after reaching her home from work, and was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. She was a member of the Fourth Street First Methodist church.

A daughter of Mrs. Mabel Brand Long and the late William Long, she was born in Wheeling, January 14, 1898. She resided in the Mount de Chantal district most of her life, moving to Stone Church road three months ago.

Her husband, William J. Hall, to whom she was united in marriage in July, 1918, preceded her in death in 1937. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Richard Reed and Mrs. Elmer Magers, both of West Alexander, Pa., Miss Lutha Hall, at home; a son, William J. Hall of California; her mother, Mrs. Mabel Brand Long of Wheeling; three brothers, James and Lester Long of Wellsburg, and Bertram Long of Elm Grove and a sister, Mrs. Joe Kernoski of Tridelphia.

(M. Theresa Cox)

Wheeling News Register, 16 Jan 1891


Mrs. Margaret Hall, one of the oldest, if not the very oldest native-born resident of Wheeling, died at her residence, No. 65 South Broadway, yesterday morning, aged 88 years. Deceased was a sister of Captain William Clark, of Bridgeport, and widow of the late William Hall, for many years Tyler of the Masonic lodges of this city, and a well-known auctioneer a generation or so ago. The family resided on Chapline street, just north of Market alley, for many years and deceased will be recalled by many of the older residents of the Second ward. For the past twenty years Mrs. Hall has resided on the Island. One of the most estimable of ladies, her death will be regretted by all who knew her.

(Ivy Shaffer)


[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, Wheeling Register, August 12, 1871]

HAMILTON, Mary Stella; died 8-11-1871 at Elm Grove; age 1y 5m 15d; daughter of James and Susan R. Hamilton; The funeral from residence of John Hamilton, Esq., on Chapline st., Centre Whg.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Wednesday, February 1, 1871]

HAMILTON - In this city, on Tuesday evening, January 31st, at quarter past six o’clock, ROBERT HAMILTON, in the 80th year of his age.

The funeral will take place from his late residence on Monroe street, between Byron and sixth, on Thursday afternoon at half-past two o’clock. The friends and acquaintances of the family are invited to attend.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

Hamm Funeral.

Helen Marie Hamm, eight-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hamm, who died several days ago, was buried yesterday morning in Mt. Calvary cemetery, after the services at 9:30 o'clock at the residence, 2304 Wilson street.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Sunday, February 1, 1942]

Funeral services are to be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock in the Wilson funeral chapel, Bridgeport, for Mrs. Ida Moore Hammond, 77, widow of James Hammond and resident of the Island for the past 35 years, who died Saturday in the Wheeling hospital.

Rev. D. Ralph Dunn, pastor of Thomson Methodist church is to have charge. Interment in Linwood cemetery, Blaine, O., will follow.

Mrs. Hammond had been in ill health for the past five years and seriously ill for two weeks. She was removed to the hospital January 14.

She was born at Cambridge, Ohio, November 6, 1864, a daughter of James and Salome Albright Moore and came to this city from Marietta, Ohio. Mrs. Hammond was a member of Thomson Methodist church. She resided at 18 Maryland street, Island.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. W. Selden Irwin, at home; one brother, William C. Moore, of Indianapolis, Ind., and several nieces and nephews. Her husband preceded her in death in 1911.

(Cheryl McCombs)


One of the oldest residents in county passes away.

In the death of Thomas Hand, at Elm Grove, yesterday, there passed away one of the oldest residents of Ohio county. Mr. Hand was born in Marshall county in 1823, seventy-eight years ago, and moved to Elm Grove eleven years ago, where he has since resided. He engaged in the occupation of farming during all the active years of his life, but retired a numer of years ago. He is survived by three children -- Mrs. Harriet Campbell of Marshall county; George W. Hand and John Henry Hand of Elm Grove.

Deceased was a member of the Stone Church for fifty years and a life-long Republican, having been a subscriber of the Intelligencer since its first publication in 1852. The funeral will take place from the Stone Church at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.

(Lois (Hand) Ligocki)

March 6, 1901-- (From Wheeling Intelligencer?)

WILLIAM HAND old Resident of this County.

Dies Wednesday Evening at His Home After a Five Months' illness--He was a highly respected citizen.

Whose death will be learned with sorrow--was an Abraham Lincoln Republican.

Last evening at 5 o'clock, at the family residence near Elm Grove, occurred the death of William Hand, in the eighty-second year of his age. Mr. Hand was a highly respected farmer, one of the oldest citizens of the county, and the intelligence of his demise will be received with general sorrow.

The deceased was a native of this county, and from birth to death lived on the farm that came down from his father John. He is survived by his aged wife (Sarah Ann Rogers) and by two daughters, and one son. The son is J. T. (John Theodore) Hand, of Elm Grove, and the daughters, Mrs. Sarah Rachel Huff and Mrs. Anna White, both of Elm Grove. The late Mrs. John Tyler Roseberry, of Benwood, was also a daughter of the deceased.

Mr. Hand was for over forty years a member of the Stone Church (Presbyterian) of Elm Grove, he was connected with no secret societies. He became identified with the Republican party soon after its organization, and was one of the few in Ohio county who voted for Abraham Lincoln in 1860.

For the last five months he has been confined to his home ill with dropsy and heart trouble, and his death was not unexpected.

The funeral will occur Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the interment at Stone Church cemetery. The pall-bearers will be the six sons of his two brothers, (Thomas and John).

(Lois (Hand) Ligocki)


[Source: Wheeling Daily Register, Monday, April 11, 1892]

The remains of the late Augustin Handlan, whose death at Fort Smith, Ark., was announced a day or two ago, arrived here yesterday. The funeral will take place from the residence of W. C. Handlan, No. 58 Thirty-third street, to-morrow morning at nine o'clock.

(Cheryl McCombs)

Wheeling Intelligencer, May 28, 1888


HANDLAN-On Saturday, May 26, 1888, at 6 p.m., Helena Frances, daughter of William C. Handlan, Esq. aged 21 years. Funeral from residence, No. (illegible number) Thirty thrid street, this (Monday) morning at 9 o'clock. Friends of the family invited to attend.

(Sara Richardson Kelly)

The Wheeling Intelligencer, May 20, 1930


HANNAN RITES ON WEDNESDAY- FIFTEEN PROMINENT BUSINESS MEN ARE SELECTED AS HONORARY PALL BEARERS- Fifteen men of prominence in the business world have been selected to act as honorary pall bearers at the funeral services that will be conducted for the late George W. Hannan, prominent industrialist, who passed away Sunday afternoon. The men who have been selected are: Jack Kraft, Washington, PA.; E. R. Crawford, McKeesport, PA.; G. V. Parkius, W. P. Siebert, Wilmer Wickersham, Chicago; James L. O'Neil; New York; Judge William E. Baker, Lee C. Paull, Stanley Turk, R. K. Giffin, G. W. Lutz, Carl G. Bachman, Carl H. Hunter, Bridgeport, Frank Mellott, Bellaire, W. H. Koch. Funeral services for the late Mr. Hannan will be conducted at the family home at eight o'clock Wednesday evening, Rev. Jo. W. G. Fast pastor of the Fourth street M. E. church will officiate. Interment will be made privately Thursday morning. Mr. Hannan's death came suddenly at the Ohio Valley hospital Sunday afternoon. He had returned from Washington on Saturday complaining of ill health. He lapsed into a state of coma at the hospital Sunday morning, and death came in the afternoon.

(Gary Timmons)

August 1923

Death Notice of Jacob Hanshumaker

Jacob Hanshumaker passes away on Boggs Run – Funeral Tuesday Afternoon

Jacob Hanshumaker, aged 65 years a life long resident of Wheeling and among the last few old cut nail makers in this community passed away in the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Gockstetter on Boggs Run, yesterday morning at 1:30 o’clock, following an illness of three years and had been confined to his bed for the last two months.

Mr. Hanshumaker was born on the site now occupied by the Wheeling High School, South Side on April 3, 1858. He was the son of the late Daniel & Margaret Hanshumaker. He has resided all his life in South Wheeling until recently when he went to Boggs Run to make his home with his daughter. For a great many years he worked at La Belle as a nailed and was employed in the nail industries of this community when the big strike was declared in the early 80’s and later the wire nail was introduced, putting the damper on the flourishing cut nail business in this section. Mr. Hanshumaker was one of the most widely known and respected men in South Wheeling and attended the Lutheran Church.

Surviving besides his daughter in whose home he passed away is a son, F.M. Hanshumaker, Baltimore & Ohio supervisor of station with headquarters in Baltimore and resident of South Wheeling.

He leaves two Grandchildren. He wife, Lorena (Gilmore) Hanshumaker passed away 23 years ago.

Funeral Services will be held in the Gockstetter home, Boggs Run on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Richard Hilson)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, January 21, 1972]

Out of Town Deaths

Devon Harris, 3-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Harris Jr., Greenwich, Conn., formerly of Wheeling, died Thursday. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are a sister, Ashley; maternal grandmother, Mrs. E. R. Sawtelle, Marblehead, Mass., and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.. W. L. Harris Sr., Wheeling. Private services and interment in Greenwich on Saturday.

(Cheryl McCombs)

The Cadiz Republican - Thursday, December 23, 1915. They cite the Wheeling Intelligencer, dated December 18, as their source.


Following an illness of several months, Dr. H. H. Harrison, aged 77, who for the past 25 years had been one of Wheeling's leading dentists, peacefully passed away at his home, No. 7129 Main street, yesterday afternoon.

Dr. Harrison was born August 22, 12838, on a farm near Cadiz, Ohio, his parents having removed there from the eastern shores of Maryland in 1815. To them were born five children, of whom only one is now living, David Harrison of Marion, Kansas.

Dr. Harrison's early education was acquired in the schools of the neighborhood. About 12859 he began to study medicine, but after pursuing that study for about a year he decided to take up dentistry, and after two years of preparation he began practice in partnership with his preceptor, Dr. S. B. Lukens, in Cadiz. After practicing for 25 years he in 12887 took a post-graduate course in the Ohio College of Dental Surgery, where he soon acquired a select and remunerative practice, which he retained until the end.

Dr. Harrison was a man of high ideals, and sought by his efforts and example to elevate the standard of ethics and training of his profession in every possible way. In 1884 he was one of the organizers of the Ohio Stated Dental society, of which he was president in 1886. He also was prime mover in the formation of the Ohio Valley Dental society, the West Virginia Dental society and of the Wheeling Dental society, all of which he served as president. He also was a member and in 129120 president of the Odontological society of western Pennsylvania. These activities show how dear to his heart was the aspiration to uplift and dignify the profession to which his long and useful life was devoted. In all his social and civic relations, as husband, father, friend and citizen, Dr. Harrison was a model, ever genial, kindly and ready with sympathy and help. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

He was twice married, his first wife, Miss Mary Hamilton of Cadiz, bore him four children. Archie died in infancy, Mary Ella, wife of W. M. Tiernan of this city, Cora (Mackenzie) of Berkley Cal., and Wm. O. of Pittsburgh. His second wife was Miss Henrietta Frances Hall, who survives him. To this union three children were born, Virginia, wife of Robt. A. Gilchrist of Terre Haute, Ind.; Elizabeth F., wife of Chas. A. Hanna of Montclair, N. J., and Henrietta, wife of Howard L. Bodwell of Vandergrift, Pa.

(Wendy Garner)


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

Death of Judge Harrison

The people of the State will be pained to hear of the death of Hon. WM. A. HARRISON, of Clarksburg, late Judge of the Supreme Court of, Appeals. Judge HARRISON has been in ill health for several years, and had an attack of apoplexy on the 28th ult., from which he died on last Saturday, December 31st. He resigned his seat in the Supreme Court about three years ago.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, August 1, 1977]

HARSH, Elsworth “Henry”, 68, of RD1, Dallas, died Monday in Wheeling Hospital. He was a member of the United Methodist church, Salem, W. Va., and a retired employe of the West Virginia State Road Commission. Surviving are his wife, Bessie E. Moran Harsh; a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd (Betty) Morgan of Parkersburg, W. Va.; a sister, Mrs. George (Catherine) McCarrihan of Moundsville; three brothers, John of Moundsville, Paul of Majorsville, W. Va., and Sherle of Wheeling; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Friends received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, February 2, 1901]

Death of Mrs. Hasenauer.

Mrs. Barbara Hasenauer, widow of the late A. Hasenauer, died between noon and one o'clock yesterday. She was one of the oldest women in the City, having passed her eighty-fourth birthday. She had many friends and relatives, and was held in highest, esteem by all who knew her. Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been made.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, February 12, 1901]

HASENAUER - On Saturday, February 9th , 1901, Louisa, daughter of the late William and Katherine Hasenauer, in her 29th year.

Funeral will take place from her late residence, 3122 McCulloch street, at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, February 12th.

Requiem mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at 9 o'clock. Interment at Mt. Calvary cemetery. Friends of the family invited to attend.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

HATTERY - At Bellaire, Ohio, on Wednesday evening, February 27, 1889, at 8 o'clock, Mrs. SARAH KLINE HATTERY, wife of the late Rev. John Hattery, aged 82 years.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

Mrs. Margaret J. Havner.

Mrs. Margaret J. Havner died January 26 at the home of her son in Taylor county, Iowa. She was born at Steubenville, Ohio, in 1816, and removed some years later with her parents to Washington county, Pa., where she was married to George Havner in 1838. His death preceded hers two years and eight months. She was a resident for many years of Washington and Greene counties, Pa., and Ohio county, W. Va., and afterward of Delaware and Knox counties, Ohio, from which place she, with her husband and family went overland in the fall of 1872 to Taylor county, Iowa, where she remained until her death. She was the mother of six children, four living and two dead. John T. Havner, of Taylor county, Iowa, A. R. Havner, of Nodiway county, Mo., George W. Havner, of St. Joe, Mo., and Jennie F. Strickleman, of Taylor county, Iowa, are the living, and Samuel and William J. Havner are the dead.

She was a member of the M. E. church, having joined when young and lived a consistent and worthy member.

(Cheryl McCombs)

Wheeling Register, March 10, 1877

DIED - Sarah Havner

HAVNER - On Friday morning at 4:30 o'clock, Mrs. Sarah Havner, aged 61 years. - Funeral from residence of her son, Mr. R. M. Johnson, No. 15 Twenty-fourth street, on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment at Peninsula cemetery. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

(Linda Fluharty)


[Source: Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Tuesday, January 2, 1894]
[Under St. Clairsville column]

Mrs. Phemia Hawley, wife of Willis Hawley, died of typhoid fever and will be buried today.

(Cheryl McCombs)

Wheeling Sunday Register, Apr. 12, 1931, p. 2.


Funeral Rites Tuesday for Retired Wheeling Businessman

Louis Heim, -89-year-old retired Wheeling general contractor who succumbed to a week's illness of pneumonia at 5:25 a.m. Saturday at the residence of his son-in-law, Dr. Harry Henderson of 207 Fulton street, Fulton, will be buried Tuesday, according to funeral arrangements announced last night.

The body has been removed to the Bertschy Memorial mortuary, Fifteenth and Eoff streets, where services are to take place Tuesday morning, beginning at 10:30 o'clock, with Rev. O'Connell, pastor of St. Joan of Arc Catholic church, of which he was a communicant, officiating. Burial in Greenwood cemetery will follow.

Born on North Main street, December 11, 1841, Mr. Heim spent all of his life here save for about 15 years' residence in Strausburg, Ohio, where he was taken following the death of his mother while he was yet an infant. During his business career his firm was identified with many local projects.

Surviving are his wife, Sarah, his daughter, Mrs. Bertha Henderson, a grandchild, Harry Henderson, Jr, and one sister, Mrs. Caroline Ipskey of Strausburg.

(Rich Kurlich)


[Source: Wheeling Register, March 17, 1919]

On Sunday, March 16, 1919, at 12:30 o'clock a.m., in the Ohio Valley General Hospital, Mrs. Dorothea Helmbright, in her 70th year.

Funeral services at the family residence, No. 603 Market street, on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Friends invited to attend. Interment at Greenwood cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Husband of Mary Lou Henderson, W. A. G. S. Lookout Editor

From the Wheeling Area Genealogical Society Lookout, July 2008.

James Daniel Henderson, Sr., 80, of Wheeling, WV, died Friday, June 20, 2008 in the Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling.

He was born October 8, 1927 in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, the son of David L. and Elsie Jones Henderson.

Dan was a 1946 graduate of Triadelphia High School; a U. S. Marine, served in the Pacific Theater of War, WWII and a plank member of the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines at Camp Lejune, NC; a member of St. John's Evangelical Protestant Church; a Mason, a member of Bates Lodge #33, AF & AM, and Scottish Rite; the BPO Elks Lodge; The Wheeling Area Genealogical Society, Wheeling Historical Society, Friends of Wheeling, and Meals on Wheels.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Ruth Henderson and brother, Dr. David L. Henderson, Jr.

Surviving are his loving wife, Mary Lou Dueker Henderson; three children, James Daniel Henderson, Jr. of Delray, FL, Kimberly Ann Byard-Swearingen of Tampa, FL, and David George Henderson of Wheeling, and grandson, Robert Christopher Byard, II of Tampa, FL.

There will be no viewing or funeral. A memorial service will he held at a future time at St. John's Evangelical Protestant Church. In March of 1992 the Lookout was born. Dan was a WVU Journalism major with a history minor when President Truman recalled the Marines into service. On June 20, 2008, he returned to WVU. This time to the School of Medicine.

He was a silent volunteer for WAGS. He proof read, collated, stapled, folded, stamped, labeled, sorted, and counted the newsletters for the first 14 years.

Dan knew the city of Wheeling and its history. He was an avid reader and many times did the research for articles.

This is the 17th year of the Lookout and his input will be sorely missed.


Wheeling Register, dated Dec. 05, 1915 page 10:


Wife of Late Thomas B. Hennen is Dead on South side.(d/o Lorenzo Dolbeau born in WV & Anna Harden born in WV.)

Cora Belle Hennen, 67, wife of the late Thomas B. Hennen, died at 1:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter Mrs. C.A. Allen, 4325 Jacob Street. Her death followed a lingering illness of complications.

Mrs. Hennen was born December 25, 1857 in Phillipi, W.Va. She was married in 1880 and came to Benwood in 1901. Eight years ago Mrs. Hennen moved to Warwood and then to the Island, where her husband died four years ago.

Following the death of her husband, Mrs. Hennen migrated to St. Maries, Idaho, and did not return to Wheeling till July of this year. She was a member of the Thompson M.E. Church.

Mrs. Hennen is survived by two sons, Clyde of Detroit, Mich., and Percy of Wheeling; two daughters Mrs. O.L. Simms of St. Maries, Idaho and Mrs. C.A. Allen of Wheeling.

(Virginia Simms Toney)


Wheeling Register - Feb 23, 1922, pg 5

Funeral services for Thomas B. Hennan, well-known Island resident who passed away Tuesday evening at his late home, 91 Maryland Street, will be held this evening at 8 o'clock at the place of death, with the Shield of Honor lodge members in charge. Further services will take place at the home tomorrow afternoon, with Rev. W. (E or B, it's cut off) Craig officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.

Mr. Hennan was born in this city 6_ years ago. For many years he has been a millwright at the Benwood plant of the Wheeling Steel & Iron Co. He was a member of the Thomson M.E. Church at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Percy Hennan of this city, Clyde Hennan of Detroit, Mrs. Maud Simms of St. Marys (sic), Idaho, Mrs. Charles Allen and Miss Ada Hennan of this city.

Info on death certificate, #50 pg 154: Thomas B. Hennen, died Wheeling 21 Feb 1922. His date of birth was March 19, 1854 and he was retired. Father: Isaac Hennen born Greene Co., PA; Mother: Mary V. Granlee born Greene Co., PA.

The information on his parents is incorrect. A will of Stephen Hennen that was in Will book Vol. 14, page 318. In Item 1 he has, I give and bequeath to my eldest son, Thomas Benton Hennen, the sum of five hundred dollars to be paid by my estate at the end of six years from the date of my decease without interest.

A news item from the Waynesburg Republican, June-December 1870


Hennen- At his residence in Gilmore tp., Greene County, PA Oct 29, 1870, Stephen Hennen, aged 50 years, 2 months and 7 days. November 09, 1870.

The 1850 census shows Stephen Hennen with 1st wife, Katherine Russell and Eliza Ann 5, Thomas B. 3 and Matilda Jane 1 on page 321B Jackson Twp. Greene Co. The 1860 census shows Stephen with second wife, Mary J. and Thos. B. Greene Co., PA pg 442 in Gilmore Twp.

I have a copy of Bible pages from the DAR of Stephen Hennen, and he list Katherine's death and the marriage to Mary Jane Grandlee, in 1853. She is Thomas Benton Hennen's step mother, not his mother. Accorrding to the Dorothy Hennen book, Hennen's Choice, published in 1970, Stephen married within 7 weeks of Katherine's death as he needed a mother for his children.

(Virginia Simms Toney)


Wheeling News Register - October 11, 1975

Henry, William A. Jr., 62 of Clinton, WV died Saturday at the Ohio Valley General Hospital, Wheeling. He was a self-employed equipment operator and was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Anna Stock Henry and his parents, William A. Sr. And Rosella Bauer Henry, both of Clinton; two sons, William J., Clinton and Donald L. of Wheeling; one brother, Eugene F., Clinton; two grandchildren and one great-grandson. Friends received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Becky Bowman Baldauf)

John R.Herchenroether

[Source: Wheeling News Register, March 21, 2001]

HERCHENROETHER, John R. "Big Jon," 58, formerly of Wheeling, died in Boca Raton, Fla., on Friday, March 23, 2001.

Jon was formerly employed as director of operations for Fast Food Management/Hardees Restaurants.

He was the son of the late Her­man A. and Virginia (Robinson) Herchenroether.

Survivors include by three cousins, James D. Herchenroether of McCandless Township, Keith T. Herchenroether of Hampton Town­ship, and Jack L. Williams of Shaler Township, all in Pittsburgh, Pa.

No visitation. Services and inter­ment will be private.

If desired, memorials may be made to the American Heart Asso­ciation or Animal Friends.

Arrangements by the Shellhaas Funeral Home Inc., 388 Center Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15229.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, February 12, 1920]

Mrs. James W. Hicks, Jr

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida May Ruth Hicks, wife of James Hicks, Jr., who passed away early Wednesday morning at the age of 21 years, will take place Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the late home. Rev. J. P. Leyenberger, pastor of the Third Presbyterian church, will be in charge. Interment will be at Mt. Zion cemetery.

Mrs. Hicks is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Schaub, her husband, James W. Hicks, Jr., and one son, Frederick James, and the following brothers and sister: Charles H. Schaub, of Toledo; Oscar R. of Chester, W. Va.; Mrs. Charles R. Coen, of San Antonio, Texas, and Mrs. Annie Winskowski, of this city.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, February 25, 1965]

HILL, Mrs. Viola C. Brennen, of 606 Grant St., McMechen, wife of Charles J. Hill and a retired employe of the Wheeling Stamping Co., died Wednesday in the Reynolds Memorial Hospital. She was born in Benwood, Nov. 24, 1886 a daughter of William and Annie Dolan Brennen but had resided in McMechen since 1920. She was a member of the Altar-Rosary Society of St. James Church, and the Women's Benefit Association. In addition to her husband, she leaves a son, Charles E., of Bridgeport; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Czerski of Moundsville and Annie at home; and three grandchildren. Friends received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen where services Saturday at 8:30 will be followed by a High Mass of Requiem at 9 in St. James Church. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Rosary devotions on Friday at 8. The WBA will conduct rites this evening at 8.

(Cheryl McCombs)

Moundsville Echo, September 28, 1928



Jonathan Yates Hine, Former Wheeling Resident, Dies at Daughter's Home

Jonathan Yates Hine, 83, Civil War veteran and former Wheeling resident, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. E. Woodburn, at the Moundsville Camp Grounds Thursday evening at 6:30 o'clock. Death followed a lingering illness.

Mr. Hine came to Moundsville nearly a month ago from Akron, O. where he had made his home for the past three years. His wife, Mrs. Mary Austia Brown Hine preceded him in death on OCtober 1, 1906.

Born in Ohio county near Clinton on March 21, 1845, Mr. Hine spent his early life in and about Wheeling. When the Civil War broke out he answered the call of his country by enlisting in the First West Virginia regiment. He served throughout the war, returning to Wheeling. Later he moved to Moundsville, living here for several years before going to Akron.

Surviving him are one daughter and four sons, Mrs. C. E. Woodburn, Moundsville and John, Harry and Edson Hine of Akron, and Jerome of Triadelphia.

The remains were removed to the Lutes mortuary on Second street.

Funeral services will be held from the Lutes mortuary Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Interment private in the Mt. Rose cemetery. Please omit flowers.

Submitted by Joseph D. Parriott; typed by Linda Fluharty.

NOTE: Served in Company "E" 1st West Virginia Infantry; re-enlisted and completed service in Company "H" 2nd Veteran Infantry. - Son, Edson, listed as "helpless child" in pension index.


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

HINKLE, Thomas Lee, 38, of Woodsfield, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, at home. Surviving are his parents, Elson Jr. and Phillis Thomas Hinkle of Woodsfield; three brothers, James Thomas, Elson Lee Hinkle III, and Richard Thomas, all of Woodsfield. Friends received 10 a.m. Monday until time of services at 1 p.m. Monday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Neuhart Cemetery, Woodsfield.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Wheeling News Register - November 21, 1960

Hissam, Mrs. Julia Winesburg, of 141 Nineteenth St., died Sunday in the Ohio Valley General Hospital. She was born in Bellaire, Feb. 14, 1885, a daughter of John and Catherine Owens Winesburg and spent most of her life in Wheeling. Her husband, Robert, preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, Darrell Fox of wheeling: two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Hanlon of Freeport, O., and Mrs. Hazel Ross of Wheeling: and two grandchildren. Friends are being received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., where services Wednesday at 8:30 a. m. will be followed at 9:00 by a High Mass of Requiem at St. Anthony’s Church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

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

(Donna Criswell Mollaun)


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


HOFFMAN - On Saturday, Jan. 3. 1981, JOHN P. HOFFMAN, beloved husband of Flo Hartlieb Hoffman, in his 63rd year. In addition to his survivors is a granddaughter, Mrs. Ron (Michele) Rose of Wheeling.

Friends received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Paul R. Beal officiating. Interment In Park View Memorial Gardens.

(Cheryl McCombs)

Wheeling Register, April 15, 1887


Death of Well Known Lady

Yesterday morning at 6:30 o'clock Mrs. Rachel Hoge, widow of the late Isaac Hoge, died at the family mansion No. 64 Thirteenth street, at the advanced age of eighty two years. Although the lady had been in delicate health for some time, her death was a sad shock to the family, as well as to a large circle of friends and acquaintances, by whom she was dearly beloved and respected. The family came here from Moundsville many years ago, and some years later Mr. Hoge passed away, leaving his wife and a family of several children to mourn his loss, among whom are Messrs William V., Frank, Dr. Eugene, and Lucius Hoge. Mrs. Hoge's funeral will take place from her late residence Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment private.

(Linda Fluharty)

From "Wheeling Register" Oct. 6, 1899


She was probably the oldest resident of Wheeling.

Passed away peacefully yesterday morning at the age of ninety-seven -- something of her useful and active life -- possessed an excellent memory -- the Holliday generation.

Mrs. Lydia W. Holliday, well known to many as "Mother" Holliday, died from the infirmities of her advanced age at the residence of her son, Harry C. Holliday, of South Eoff street, yesterday morning at 8:15 o'clock. The deceased observed the ninety-seventh anniversary of her birth on the 15th of last month , and was therefore probably the oldest resident in the city. It may be truthfully said that she possessed all the traits of true womanhood, endearing her to the hearts of all with whom she became acquainted. She was taken ill on Wednesday of last week, and from then on became worse gradually. Early Wednesday morning she went to sleep and remained in this condition until yesterday morning, when she passed peacefully away. The news of her demise soon became known and occasioned a profound sense of regret among her many friends.

Mrs. Holliday was born in Columbia county, Delaware, on September 15th, 1802, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Wilson. it was in 1811 that, in company with her parents, she went to Freeport, Harrison county, O. to reside. At the latter city in 1822 she was married to W. R. Wilson [Error: Holliday]. In 1833, accompanied by her husband, she came to Wheeling, and here spent the remainder of her life. Her husband, who has been dead for some years, was in the service of the government, being surveyor of this port for two successive terms under President Grant. Her father, Samuel Wilson, was a wood contractor. She was the mother of seven children, only three of whom are living. The surviving children are Harry C. Holiday, Mrs. Sarah Connolly, mother of Hon. Benjamin Connolly, and Mrs. F. H. Higgins, mother of Will and Miss Bessie Higgins and Mrs. A. L. White, all of this city. Mrs. Connolly, who is the oldest of the children seventy-eight years of age.

The four children that have died were Mrs. Rebecca Lancaster, W. W. Holliday, T. J. Holliday and John W. Holliday. The latter was colonel of the Fifteenth West Virginia regiment during the Civil War, and died in 1884, at the age of forty-five. He has one daughter living in Steubenville, Ohio. W. W. Holliday died here in 1863 and was thirty-six years old. T. J. Holliday died at Columbus, Ohio, three years ago, in the sixty-fourth year of his age. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary Give, of Cleveland, Ohio, who is the mother of two children. Mrs. Rebecca Lancaster, who was forty years old, at the time of her death, left two daughters, Mrs. Analisa Moore and Mrs. Mary Blair. The former resides in California and has a son and daughter,, and the latter lives at Denver, Colo., and is the mother of three children. Mrs. Holliday was a sister of W. P. Wilson, who died here in 1875, aged seventy-five years. It was for Col. John W. Holiday that Holliday Post, G.A.R., of this city was named.

Mrs. Holliday became quite prominent in this section during the civil was through her untiring efforts to alleviate the hardships and sufferings of the soldiers. She rendered aid to many veterans in their hour of need and they in expressing their appreciation of her kindness, fittingly termed her "Mother". Her life was a most useful and active one.

Unlike many others who attain a great age, "Mother" Holliday maintained full possession of her faculties and she was ever able and delighted to recount to those about her many incidents of interest of her early life, manifesting a remarkable memory. She was a member of the First Christian Church and was its oldest member in this city.

The arrangements for the funeral will be cmpleted to-day. The interment will likely be made at Mt. Wood cemetery and members of the Grand Army will act as pall-bearers.

(Phyllis Dye Slater)


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

HOLMES - At his late residence, No. 140 Seventeenth street, ROBERT HOLMES, in his 82d year.

Funeral Sunday, November 29th , at 3 p. m. Interment at Peninsula cemetery. Friends of the family invited to attend.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

HOLMES, Samuel Hosey, 77, retired farmer, died Wednesday at 11:30 p.m. at his home, 324 Second St., Glendale, after a lengthy illness. He was born on Games Ridge, Marshall County, May 31, 1881, a son of Alexander and Melvina Baker Holmes and spent most of his life there, moving to Glendale 11 years ago. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Delphia Holmes; a son, Marlo R., Glendale, two daughters, Mrs. Alva Cecil of Moundsville, and Mrs. Robert Dayton of Alexandria, Va.; three brothers Charles of Route 250; Lewis of Moundsville, and Grover of Avon Lake, O.; two granddaughters and two great-grandsons. Friends are being received at Grisell’s where services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. by Evangelist Jess W. Nutter of the Church of Christ. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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


George Weaver Holt, 60, former resident of Bellaire, O., died Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock at his home at Cameron, W. Va. He had been in ill health since 1938.

Mr. Holt, a native of Hartford, W. Va., resided a number of years in Bellaire. He moved to Cameron in 1902 and for some time was an employee of the Cameron Tool company. In 1934 he went to Washington, D. C., where he was employed on the estate of Hon. Robert Woods Bliss. He returned to Cameron in 1938. Mr. Holt was a member of the Methodist church and of the Cameron lodge of Masons.

Surviving are his wife, one son, one sister, a brother and one niece.

Funeral services are to be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Methodist church at Cameron. Rev. Fred Bishop, pastor, and Rev. I. J. Kerrick, pastor of Cameron Christian church, are to be in charge.

Interment in Highland cemetery will follow.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, May 5, 1915]

J. Howard Holt, Jr.

J. Howard Holt, Jr., of Moundsville, born May 14,1888, passed to life immortal at 12:25 o'clock Sunday morning. Howard was a graduate of Wheeling high school, class of 1908, and attended the West Virginia university three years 1909-1911, where he was secretary to the president of that institution. He was a great 1over of music and was violin soloist at the May concert in 1912, of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, where he was a student. He is the author of a number of beautiful musical compositions. His health failed while at school. He spent some time in the south and west, but without benefit to his health. He returned to his home a year ago where he remained until his death.

He was a member of the First M. E. church of Moundsville, and died in the full triumphs of the Christian faith, saying that he was ready to go. Though suffering great agony, he was conscious to the last.

Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family home. Rev. Howard will officiate. Interment will be private at Greenlawn cemetery, Moundsville. Friends of the family are invited to attend the services.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Tuesday, January 2, 1894]

[Under Moundsville column]

A two year old child of Mr. And Mrs. W. H. Hood was buried yesterday.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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


The Death of a Very Well-Known Lady Wednesday Night.

Mrs. Triphena Hornbrook, relict of the late Thomas Hornbrook, died at her residence, on South Eoff street, at 11 o'clock Wednesday night, at an advanced age. Her death removes from this community one of its oldest and best known residents, and one who was beloved and esteemed by a large circle of relatives and friends. Her husband, the late Thomas Hornbrook, died some ten years ago, and since that time, Mrs. Hornbrook has been living for the most part in this city, passing the declining years of her life quietly amid congenial friends and surroundings. Mrs. Hornbrook was noted for her many admirable and generous traits of character, and was greatly beloved and esteemed. Her demise was heard yesterday with deep regret.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Perry H. Hoyt Taken by Death

Perry H. Hoyt, 68, of Hannibal, O., died at 4:30 Tuesday morning at his home. He was a former resident of Wheeling, moving to Hannibal nine years ago. The body will be removed today from the Wharton funeral home to the late residence, time of service to await arrival of a grandson from Camp Fannin, Texas. Burial will be at Hannibal.

Born in Moundsville, September 30, 1876, he came to Wheeling when a young man and was employed at the Belmont mill for 32 years. He had been retired for nine years. He was a member of the First Christian Church here and served as deacon of the church for four years.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Luvedo Hoyt; three children, Harry and Frank of Wheeling and Mrs. Walter Custer of Wheeling; 11 grandchildren, two brothers, Chester and Jesse Hoyt of Wheeling.

-Wheeling Intelligencer, Wednesday, November 29, 1944 (Page 4)

(Debbi Anthony)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Sunday, September 24, 1882]

HUBBARD - On Saturday evening, September 23, 1882, HENRY DANA HUBBARD, in the 28th year of his age. Funeral notice to-morrow.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Hudimac, Betty L. Custer, 67 of 2230 Chapline St., Luau Manor, Wheeling, died Wednesday in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. She was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Wheeling. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A., in 1985. Surviving are two brothers, Earle S. And Harold L. Custer, both of Wheeling; three sisters, Jean sine of McMechen, Thelma Miller and Martha Bowman, both of Wheeling. Friends received 7-9 p.m. Friday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, May 1989

(Becky Bowman Baldauf)


[Source: Wheeling Register, February 13, 1920]

Huggins Funeral.

Shepherd H. Huggins, 67 years of age, who died Tuesday, was interred in McMechen cemetery yesterday afternoon, following the services held at 3 o'clock from the residence, 4240 Water street. Rev. Logan S. Grose, pastor of Wesley M. E. church, officiated.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, September 30, 1918]


Sergeant Hughes, of Springdale, Succumbs to Illness at Camp Colt

Word was received early yesterday morning to the effect that Sergeant Thurston Hughes, formerly of Springdale, Elm Grove, had succumbed to an attack of blood poisoning and pneumonia at Camp Colt, Gettysburg, Pa., after a two weeks' illness. The news of his, death came as a distinct shock to his host of friends here, as many of them did not know he was ill. He left with a contingent of county boys, who volunteered for service last July and was making splendid progress in the work. He was a former reporter on the Intelligencer, and later reported on the Wheeling Register. He is survived by his mother and father, his wife and several brothers and sisters. His body will be brought here for burial, but it is not known when it will arrive.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Valley Grove Soldier Killed in Iraq Blast

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — A Fort Campbell soldier from Valley Grove died when a roadside bomb exploded near his patrol during combat operations near Mahmudiyah, Iraq, Army representatives said Tuesday.

Sgt. Matthew D. Hunter, 31, of Valley Grove, died in Baghdad on Monday, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell. He was a health care specialist, according to officials at Fort Campbell.

Hunter joined the Army in 1995 and arrived at Fort Campbell in June 2004. He was a graduate of Wheeling Park High School.

Attempts to contact officials at Wheeling Park for comment were unsuccessful Wednesday.

Hunter is survived by his wife and step-daughter, Wendy and Meredith Hunter; his mother, Kathy Kinney of Wheeling; and his father, Frederick Hunter of Glen Dale, according to information from Fort Campbell.

There have been 111 soldiers from Fort Campbell killed in the Iraq war. About 20,600 soldiers from Fort Campbell are currently deployed, and nearly 20,000 of those are from the 101st Airborne Division.

"Wheeling Intelligencer" - July 13, 2006


HUPP, Martha Phillips, 87, of Morgantown, formerly of Washington Farms, Wheeling, W.Va., was reunited with her twin sister, Mary Phillips Pitkin, on Friday, July 7, 2006. She was born in Wheeling, on October 12, 1918, the daughter of Dr. Edward Milliken and Rosalie Stephens Phillips. Martha was a life long teacher and student. She taught preschool in Wheeling at Vance Church in the 1960’s and worked with head start and taught first grade in Morgantown for 26 years thereafter. The parents of her head start students joined together in 1977 to present her with a lifetime PTA membership in appreciation of her devoted service to them. She was a gifted and appreciated educator. Martha had a privileged childhood and attended the exclusive Ward-Belmont preparatory school for women in Nashville, Tenn. in the mid 1930’s. She was graduated from Duke University in 1941. She cherished her prep school years and made several close, lifelong friends there. Later, at Duke, she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and in 2005 received her 65 year honorary pin at a Kappa alumni ceremony in Morgantown. In 1978 she earned a Masters degree in Education from West Virginia University and continued to work toward a doctoral degree and took classes until recent years. She was, for a time in the 1980’s, the oldest student enrolled at West Virginia University. After retirement from teaching in 1990, Martha devoted her life enthusiastically to charitable, philanthropic and volunteer activities.

She was an expert knitter and over the years received many, many blue ribbons at county and state competitions for this craft. One of her extraordinary sweaters was, in the 1980’s, displayed in the window of the London shop where she had purchased the yarn from which it was made. She taught knitting to countless individuals and formally at the Morgantown Vocational-Technical Center in the 1970’s. Knitting was her “art” which she enjoyed throughout her life.

Her marvelous creations were much admired by all who viewed them and cherished by those fortunate enough to receive them as gifts. At her elegant 85th birthday celebration in 2003, Martha was presented with the Distinguished West Virginian Award by former governor and family friend Cecil Underwood. He, as a national ACS board member, also presented her with the national American Cancer Society, Volunteer of the Year Award(Region II) for her many years of service to that organization. Governor Joe Manchin (then Secretary of State)presented her with the prestigious Order of the 35th Star for lifetime achievement in both professional and community service to West Virginia. He commented that “she has set an example of leadership, citizenship and patriotism that her friends, family community and state are proud to follow.” Martha was a lifetime member of the Monongalia General Hospital Auxiliary of Morgantown and contributed over 2500 hours of volunteer service to the hospital during her life.

She was a member of the Junior League of Wheeling (1941,) The King’s Daughters of Wheeling; The Ohio Valley Hospital Auxiliary (Lilac Twig,) The Morgantown Historical Society; The Morgantown Women’s Club; The Fiber Council of Morgantown; The Morgantown Music Club; The Morgantown VFW Auxiliary; and the Morgantown Community Outreach Extension. She was a member of the Morgantown chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and received several commendations for her work in the “DAR Literacy Challenge” in the 1990’s.

Martha was very active in Junior League of Wheeling projects including “The Children’s Theater,” “The Children’s Library” and “The Thrift Shop of Wheeling.”

She was also a loving and devoted mother to three young children.

She has served on the boards of Scott’s run Settlement House; Morgantown Meals on Wheels; rock Forge Neighborhood House (a Presbyterian mission); Literacy of America; the Morgantown Music Club; the Kappa Kappa Gamma Advisory Board; Women’s Studies of West Virginia University and the Morgantown and West Virginia State, American Cancer Society boards. Martha was a co-founder and board member of the Morgantown “Relay for Life” event which has become one of the mid Atlantic’s most prolific cancer fund raiser. She has served with the WVU Intergenerate Program and has participated in three Morgantown cancer support groups notably “I can cope.”

Martha was for forty years a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Morgantown where she served as both a deacon and an elder and also taught vacation bible school. She was a Stephen Minister and, for many years in later life, attended and enjoyed a small weekly prayer and bible study at the church. Previously, in Wheeling, she had been a member, since early childhood, of Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church.

She was a three time, 35 year, cancer survivor and served as a research volunteer for the WVU Department of Physiology, the University of Virginia cancer study, the Chestnut Ridge Hospital, and the UCLA cancer study. In 1987 she received an International Twin Study Award “Cancer and Twins” from UCLA. In 1999 she was nominated for and received the national American Cancer Society, Terese Lasser Award for her work in the “Reach to Recovery” breast cancer program-a program providing counseling to breast cancer patients by survivors. For several years during her mid 80’s, Martha was the oldest cancer survivor in Morgantown and was a great inspiration to many younger survivors of the disease.

She was a member of the Morgantown Business and Professional Woman and in 1990 was selected by the organization as “Women of the Year.” In 1994 she received the prestigious national Jefferson Award for community service from the American Institute for Public Service and in 1998 the Rotary International Award for community and public service (for education and community service.) In addition, she received commendations for volunteer service from Governor Wise in 2003 and the West Virginia Woman’s Commission in 2001.

Most recently, Martha had made substantial contributions to the Civil War era Hupp family exhibit at West Virginia Independence Hall, in Wheeling, and had sponsored the afternoon segment of West Virginia’s 143rd statehood celebration, at the historic site of West Virginia’s birth-on June 20, 2006. The Hupp Family was honored on this occasion with a Certificate of Appreciation from Secretary of State Betty Ireland.

Martha Phillips Hupp had always been identified with those educational, charitable, religious and philanthropic activities which had for their purpose the uplifting and betterment of her native State. She was a most distinguished West Virginian.

In addition to her parents, and her twin, Mary, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arch Todd Hupp III.; her sister, Ruth Phillips Polack; and her brother, Dr. Edward Stephens Phillips M.D., both of Wheeling.

She is survived by her children Todd, Sara, and Cydney Hupp; and her grandchildren, Molly Hupp, D.J. Scheinholtz and Sara Beckhamm Hooff; along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce Street, Morgantown, on Friday, July 14, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. The body will be moved and lie in state at the First Presbyterian Church, 456 Spruce Street on Saturday, July 15, from noon until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Susan McGhee officiating. A graveside committal service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 17, at Greenwood Cemetery in Wheeling, W.Va. with the Rev. Peter Jessen officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Martha Phillips Hupp Scholarship Fund, Eberly College, WVU, P.O. Box 1650, Morgantown, WV 26507 or the Martha Phillips Hupp Scholarship Fund, Monongalia General Hospital, 1200 JD Anderson Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505.

Contributions may also be made for the purchase of medical books in Martha’s name to the Hupp Medical Library, Ohio Valley Medical Center, 2000 Eoff Street, Wheeling, WV 26003.