Ohio County "J" Obituaries   


Clarence Jackson Rites at Barnesville

Funeral services for Clarence Jackson, 13, will be held at 3 p.m. today in the Campbell Funeral home, Barnesville, conducted by Rev. Mr. Heath, pastor of the Bethel A.M.E. church. Burial will be made in the Southern cemetery, Barnesville. Clarence died Monday in his home on Cole st. He was born in Barnesville, September 13, 1931, son of Clarence and Nina Jackson. He is survived by his parents, three sisters, Lucy Mae, Josephine Iona; three brothers, Charles, Elmer Alva and Dale, all of the home, his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Blanche Lett and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Briggs, R.F.D.

-Wheeling Intelligencer, Thursday, November 30, 1944, page 4

(Debbi Anthony)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Thursday, April 7, 1892]

The Body of James Jackson Pulled Ashore in the Eighth Ward.

About 8:30 o'clock yesterday morning, James Nicholls, the collector for the Schmulbach Brewing Company, while standing upon the river bank, just above the Marshall county line, discovered a body floating down the river, about 100 yards from shore. He called to a man on the ferry-boat which was passing, but did not succeed in making him hear. Two young men had just landed with a skiff, and they rowed out, tied a rope about the body and pulled it to the shore. Coroner Phillips was notified by telephone, and responded in a short time. After viewing the body he had it taken to Altmyer & Myers' undertaking establishment, where it was prepared for burial.

The corpse was neatly dressed, with black pantaloons, good lace shoes, and white shirt. The coat was missing and the vest badly torn. The man was evidently about 24 or 25 years of age. It was the general supposition that the body was that of Jas. A. Jackson who was drowned off the steamer Elaine, at Steubenville on February 9th. This supposition was strengthened by the fact that the deceased tallied with a description of Jackson, which has been published and posted all along the river in an offer of a reward by Hand-to-Hand Council, Jr. O.U.A.M., of Clarington. The relatives of the deceased were notified by telegraph, and yesterday afternoon an answer was received, stating that a brother of the dead man would come up last night to identify the remains.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Monday, February 27, 1882]

JACOB - On Saturday evening at 5 o'clock, February 25, 1882, John Aldridge, son of A. R. and Maggie E. Jacob, aged 5 years and 9 months.

The funeral will take place from the residence of his parents, Bethany pike, Ohio county, on this (Monday) morning at 10:30 o'clock. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend. Interment at Short Creek Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)

Wheeling Intelligencer, May 20, 1930


JACOB RITES WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY - Funeral services for the late James Jacobs, who died Sunday afternoon at the Ohio Valley hospital will be held at the Cooey-Bentz funeral home Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev Spragg of the Wesley M. E. church will be in charge of the services. Interment will follow in the Penninsula. Mr. Jacobs had resided in Wheeling practically all his life, and was a well known employ of the Wheeling Tile company. He is survived by two brothers and four sisters.

(Gary Timmons)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, January 9, 1990]

Services For Garage Owner Are Pending

Arrangements are incomplete for Agnes E. Kowalewski Jacovetty, the owner of Ace Garage in Wheeling, who died Monday in Peterson Hospital, Wheeling, at the age of 77.

A resident of 991 McColloch St., Wheeling, she was born Aug. 15, 1912, in Maynard, a daughter of the late John and Mary Kowalewski.

She was the sole owner of Ace Garage for more than 25 years and a member of St. Joseph Cathedral, Wheeling.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent J., in 1964. Surviving are four sons, Samuel R., Robert L., Gerald G. and Vincent J. Jr., all of Wheeling; a daughter, Mrs. George J. (Patricia A.) Fahey of Mozart; three brothers, Kasmir Kowalewski of Holloway, William Kowalewski of Cleveland and Joseph Kowalewski of Maynard; five sisters, Marie Hitchcock of Wheeling, Mrs. Dominic (Stella) DeMonte of Margate, Fla., and Geneva Kowalewski, Helen Kupczak and Mrs. Dwayne (Florence) Delbridge, all of Maynard; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Friends received 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling. Arrangements are incomplete.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Society.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

JEFFERS - Monday, February 25, 1889, at 5:40 o'clock p. m., E. C. JEFFERS, aged 78 years.

(Cheryl McCombs)

The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register, July 2, 2012


JEFFERSON, E. June Warner, 94, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Saturday, June, 30, 2012, at Peterson Rehabilitation Center.

She was born June 17, 1918, in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Henry J. and Flora C. Altherr Warner.

June was a graduate of Wheeling High School, a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, and a former employee of the Stone and Thomas Department Store.

From 1942-1945 during WWII, she worked for the U.S. Army Engineering Corps as a ammunition inspector in Wheeling and Kingwood, W.Va., and the Marx Toy Factory in Glen Dale, W.Va. In 1951-1952, during the Korean War, she was an inspector at the Shadyside Stamping Plant.

June was a member of the Tau Sigma Sorority, the Woman's Catholic Club, which met at the Catholic League Building, Wheeling, and the Genealogical Club. She was also a member of the Wheeling Park, Oglebay Park, Highland Springs, and Moundsville Country Club ladies golf clubs.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, legendary Ohio Valley Golfer, Fred T. Jefferson on January 30, 2009; and one sister, Catherine "Babe" Warner Anderson.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews including, Barbara Jean (Paul) Cataldi, Mary Lou (John) Hiles, Mary Frances Sberna, Michael (Joyce) Jefferson, Frank Sberna, Janet (Robert) Perry; 11 great-nieces and nephews; and seven great-great-nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, July 2, 2012 at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, with Rev. William Matheny Jr. as celebrant. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions can be made to Catholic Charities East Wheeling, 125 18th Street, Wheeling, W.Va. 26003.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com.

Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, Feb 1, 2009

JEFFERSON, Fred T., 92 of Wheeling, WV, died Friday, January 30, 2009 at home.

He was born May 3, 1916 in Wheeling, a son of the late Dominick and Maria DiCrease (Jafrate) Jefferson.

He was a retired shift foreman for Valley Camp Coal Co., a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, a member of Moundsville Country Club and an Army veteran of WWII.

Fred is one of the area's all-time great golfers and is an inaugural inductee of the Ohio Valley Legends of Golf.

He was a five time champion in the Bernhardt's Amateur Golf Tournament and a six-time medal winner of the Cooey-Bentz Tournament.

Fred was the king of best-ball golf play in the Bernhardt's Amateur Golf Tournament with eight best-ball crowns. He won the title three times with Bob Grundy, three times with Kirk Jackson and one time each with Hod Marshall and Rudy Zale.

Freddie is the only golfer to have a hole-in-one on all three of Oglebay Park's golf courses.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Anthony and Herman Jefferson, one sister, Lucille Sberna-DeGerolami.

Surviving is his wife, E. June Warner Jefferson, several nieces and nephews including, Barbara Jean (Paul) Cataldi, Mary Lou (John) Hieles, Mary Frances Sberna, Michael (Joyce) Jefferson, Frank Sberna, Janet (Robert) Perry, 11 great nieces and nephews, 7 great-great nieces and nephews.

Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street Wheeling.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 3, 2009 in St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, with Rev. Kevin Connor as celebrant.

Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions can be made to Catholic Charities East Wheeling, 125 18th. Street, Wheeling, WV. 26003

Louis Jefferson

Louis W. Jefferson, formerly of Wheeling, but in recent years a resident of Washington, D. C., died Wednesday.

He was born in Wheeling in 1897.

Surviving are his wife; a son and a grandson, in Washington; and two sisters, Mrs. Harry Carter and Miss Edith Jefferson, of Wheeling, and several nieces and nephews. Four brothers preceded him in death, Harry, John, George and Joseph Jefferson.

Services will be held in Washington.

-Wheeling News-Register, Friday, January 14, 1955, page 4

(Debbi Anthony)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, February 1, 1943]

Rites Wednesday

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Riggs funeral home in McMechen for George Arthur Johns, 60, who died Sunday morning at 12:43 o'clock.

Dr. George W. Twynham of McMechen Methodist church will conduct the services. Internment will be in Stone Church cemetery.

Mr. Johns was a veteran of World War I. He was in France and with the army of occupation in Germany. He was a retired yard conductor for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. He retired in January, 1942.

He had been seriously ill since Thursday at his home, 14 Seventh street, McMechen.

Mr. Johns was born in Benwood, April9, 1862, a son of Ella Goodwin Johns and the late Joseph Johns. He had resided in Benwood and McMechen all his life. He was a member of McMechen Methodist church. He also held membership in the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and Benwood-McMechen post 3655, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He enlisted in the Army April 27, 1917, only 21 days after the United States entered the first World War. He served with Company F., 24th Infantry, First Division in France. He was discharged September 26, 1919.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Ullum Johns; his mother, Mrs. Ella Goodwin Johns, Martins Ferry, O.; one sister, Mrs. Alice Shook, Martins Ferry; three brothers, Charles, of Moundsville, Joseph, McMechen, and Floyd, Bellaire, O.; eight nieces and five nephews.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, Monday, May 13, 1974]

JOHNS, Mary B., 87, of 14 Seventh St., McMechen, died Sunday at Swiss Hill Nursing Home, Beallsville, Ohio. She was a member of the McMechen-Benwood United Methodist Church, McMechen. Surviving is one nephew, Robert Ullum of McMechen. Friends received at Kirby Funeral Home, 1001 Marshall St., McMechen, 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Sunday, March 5, 1922]

JOHNSON, HENRY C. - On Saturday, March 4, 1922, at 8:55 o'clock p. m., at his late residence, No. 7 Alley 40, Henry C. Johnson, in the 73rd year of his age. The body has been removed to the Mendel Funeral Home, No. 1308 Chapline street. Funeral notice hereafter.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Wheeling News Register - August 5, 1942

Wm. S. Johnson Funeral Today

Charleston, W. Va., Aug. 5 (UP) --Funeral services were held today for William Simpson Johnson, 70, West Virginia state treasurer from 1917 to 1933 and since then executive secretary of the West Virginia Society for Crippled Children. He was the only man ever to win four successive elections to any West Virginia office. He was a Republican.

He was known as “Pistol Bill” because in 1908 he fostered legislation requiring a state permit to carry firearms. The law was passed while he was a state senator.

Johnson was born in Fayette county W. Va. where he worked in the coal mines and lumber mills. His political career began as county school superintendent in 1902.

He is survived by his wife and daughter, Miss Virginia Johnson.

He died Monday.

NOTE: I have no other information on Mr. Johnson. His obituary was on the same page as one of my relatives.

(Donna Criswell Mollaun)

William J. Jones

[Source: Wheeling Register, Wednesday, December 29, 1915]


Exertions in Shoveling Snow Cause Heart Failure Which Brings Instant Death to North Wheeling Resident

William J. Jones, 73, dropped dead in front of his home, 611 National road, yesterday morning at 10:45 o'clock. Jones was engaged in shoveling snow from the sidewalk at the time. Neighbors who saw him fall, rushed to his assistance and carried him into his home, but he was dead as soon as an examination was made. Heart failure resulting probably from the over-exertion of shoveling, caused death. Jones had not been in ill health and was apparently as well as usual when he arose yesterday morning. Jones was an old nailer at the La Belle mill, but has been retired for many years. He and his wife occupied the home. Jones was born in South Wales February 1, 1842, and came to this country with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Jones when but six years of age. On December 23, 1872, he was married to Miss Margaret A. Adam, at New Castle, Pa. Shortly afterward he came to Wheeling, where he resided continuously until death. He was a veteran of the Civil war. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. C. D. Hamilton, of Edgedale. Two brothers, Alfred Jones, of Niles, Ohio, and Frederick Jones, of Pittsburgh, also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at his late home Thursday evening at 8 o'clock by Rev. W. H. Fields, pastor of First Christian church. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery Friday morning at 10 o'clock.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, February 10, 1871]

Jones, Matilda Ann Mrs.; died 2-9-1871;age-64th y; funeral from her residence on Fillmore st., below Division st.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Sunday, August 2, 1970]

JOSEPH, Elias M., 89, of 2601 Eoff St., Wheeling, died at the Wheeling Hospital. He was born in Lebanon, Sept. 10, 1880, and was a resident of Wheeling most of his life. He was a retired employe of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel and a member of Our Lady of Lebanon Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rocheda John Joseph in 1957, as well as by a son, Amien, and a daughter, Jennie. Survivors include three sons; George J. of Wheeling and Michael P. and John A., both of Bethlehem; two daughters, Miss Cecelia Joseph, at home, and Mrs. Otto (Esther) Minear, of Indianapolis, Ind.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Friends received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., on Sunday and Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, Wednesday, July 3, 1968]

JOSEPH, John, 86, 715 Marshall St., McMechen, died Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale. He was born Aug. 28, 1881, in Lebanon, and has been a resident of McMechen since 1922. He operated the Joseph News-stand in McMechen; was a member of St. James Church. His wife, Freda Webah Joseph, died in 1944. Surviving are two sons, Raymond A., William F., both of McMechen: five grandchildren. Friends may call at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, Wednesday and Thursday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. High Requiem Mass at 10 a.m. Friday at St. James Church. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Jackson, O. Rosary devotions at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Cheryl McCombs)