Ohio County "R" Obituaries   
 


RADER, MARY E. "Betty"....80, of Ocala, Fl., formerly of Largo, died Wed., Sept. 13, 2000 at Sunbridge Care & Rehabilitation for Coventry, Ocala. She was born in Wheeling, WV and came to Largo from Bridgeport, Ohio and moved in 1992 to Ocala. She worked locally for Maas Brothers and retired as advertising director of the Eckerd Corp. in Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Edward E., Ocala; a sister, Barbara Van Kirk of Brooksville, Fl. and a grandson. Roberts Funeral Home, Ocala.

(Rebecca Davis Pauley)


LILLIAN M. A. RAEFELDT

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

Funeral of Child

Services were held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 over the remains of Lillian M. A., eight month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Raefeldt, of 126 Pierce street, who passed away Thursday. The remains were laid to rest in Mt. Zion cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


NICK RAJKOVICH

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Wednesday, January 19, 1938]

RAJKOVICH SERVICES: THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Services are to be held Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the late residence, House 1005, Windsor Heights, for Nick Rajkovich, 46, resident of Windsor Heights for the past 18 years, who died Tuesday in the Ohio Valley General hospital. Interment will be in Mount Calvary cemetery.

Mr. Rajkovich came to this country in 1913 from Jugoslavia. He is survived by his wife, four children and one sister.

(Cheryl McCombs)


HONOR A. RALSTON

[Source: East Liverpool Review, Wednesday, August 31, 1960]

Lifelong Hancock Resident Dies At 93

Miss Honor A. Ralston, 93, a lifelong resident of Hancock County, died Tuesday at 5:45 p. m. at the Fox Nursing Home in Chester.

Born July 11, 1867, on the Ralston Farm, near the Pleasant Heights Country Club, Weirton. She was the daughter of the late William Ralston and Elizabeth Owings Ralston. She was one of the oldest residents of the county. She was a member of the Cove Christian Church in Weirton.

She leaves a niece, Mrs. Patrick Bradley of Weirton, and four nephews.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p. m. at the Turley Funeral Home in New Cumberland by the Rev. James Bailey of the Oakland United Presbyterian Church, near Weirton. Burial will be in Chapel Hills Memorial Garden Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 tonight.

(Cheryl McCombs)


JOHN S. RAMSEY

[Source: Wheeling News Register, July 18, 1958]

RAMSEY, John S., of Willow Grove, near Neffs, died Saturday at 5 a.m. at the veterans hospital in Aspinwall, Pa. He was born April 6, 1913 at Pittsburgh, a son of Mary and the late Charles Ramsey. He was employed at the Blaw Knox Foundry in Wheeling. Surviving are one son, Brent of Kentucky, his mother, Mary Ramsey of Willow Grove, one brother, Steve of Willow Grove and George of Minnesota. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church at Neffs. The body is at the Walter C. Bauknecht and Son Funeral Home, Bellaire. Services will be held Tuesday at the Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Fr. Louis Marracini in charge. Burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Bellaire. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday. Neffs American Legion Post will hold a military funeral.

(Cheryl McCombs)


CHARLES EVERT READ

[Source: Wheeling Register, December 28, 1917]

CHARLES EVERT READ

Funeral services for Charles Evert Read, 45, who died Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock at the home of his sister, Mrs. E. D. Sarver, No. 44 Poplar avenue, Edgewood, were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the place of death. Rev. Clement E. Wise, pastor of the Buckley Methodist Episcopal church, officiated. Interment followed in Greenwood.

Mr. Read was widely known in this section, a plumber by trade, and was a member of the local union. He was born at Woodsfield, Ohio, July 27, 1872, and had been a resident of this city for about twenty-five years. He was a member of the Methodist church, and is survived by four children, his wife preceding him in death eighteen months, Sarah, Agnes, Elizabeth and Charles, Jr. Also two brothers and two sisters survive, Fred and Frank Read, of eastern Ohio, Mrs. Sarver and Mrs. Fred Ewing, of Mount de Chantal.

(Cheryl McCombs)


MARY B. REDMAN

[Source: Wheeling Register, March 21, 1932]

Redman Services

Funeral rites were conducted Sunday for Miss Mary B. Redman, native of Wheeling and since 1919, a resident of the Island, who succumbed to a brief illness Friday morning.

Interment will be made in Greenwood cemetery at 10:30 o’clock this morning, it was stated. The services were conducted Friday afternoon at the residence, 25 Florida street.

(Cheryl McCombs)


BILLIE A. REED

[Source: Wheeling News Register, December 2, 1968]

REED, Billie A., 41, of 83 Thirteenth Street, Wheeling,, died at 6 p.m. Sunday at Wheeling Hospital. He was born March 22, 1927 in Wheeling, son of Albert and Lucy Bowman Reed. He was a former employee of Odorless Dry Cleaning and more recently of the Post Office Department. He was a member of St. Joseph's Cathedral and the church council and currently president of the Holy Name Society. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his widow, Mary Raab Reed; two sons, Edward and William at home; two daughters, Elizabeth Ann and Mary Susan at home; one brother, Thomas of Wheeling; and one sister, Ruth of Wheeling. Friends received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. High Mass of Requiem Wednesday at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Cathedral. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 66, will hold services at the funeral home Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.; rosary devotions at 8:30 p.m.

(Cheryl McCombs)


CORA JEAN VIRDEN REED

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

REED, Cora Jean, 76, of New Cumberland, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, in Weirton Medical Center. She was a member of the New Manchester Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank F. and Cora Mott Virden; two brothers; five sisters and two great-grandchildren. Surviving are her husband, Arleigh L.; two sons, Clifford William Schultheis of Wingett Run, Ohio, and Dennis West of New Cumberland; two daughters, Sandra Ellen Jones and Faith Ann Buffington, both of New Cumberland; a brother, Mike Virden of Chester; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a step-grandson and a great-great-grandson. Services were held at noon Monday at Turley Funeral Home, 109 N. Chester St., New Cumberland. Interment in Union Cemetery, New Manchester.

(Cheryl McCombs)


MARGURITE L. REED

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Sunday, March 19, 2000]

REED, Marguerite L., 69, of Wintersville, died Thursday, March 16, 2000, in Oak Hill Hospital, Springhill, Fla. She was the manager of the former Wamsley's Market, Steubenville, and was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Steubenville. She was preceded in death by her father, Hartley Shanley; two infant sons, Timothy and Christopher; an infant daughter, Linda; and a brother, James Shanley. Surviving are a mother, Lucille Losey Shanley of Steubenville; her husband, Donald “Bill” Reed; two sons, William of Las Vegas, and Patrick of Steubenville; four daughters, Sandy Cilli and her husband, John, of Steubenville; Susie Pizzoferrato and her husband Patrick, of Las Vegas; Judy Kent and her husband, Todd; and Nancy Drape, and her husband, Tom, all of Gilbert, Ariz.; two brothers, William Shanley of Wintersville, John Shanley of Steubenville; and 11 grandchildren. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be cele1ebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Steubenville. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Steubenville. A vigil service will be held 3:45 p.m. Monday.

(Cheryl McCombs)


MARSHALL REED

Wheeling News Register - 4/2/1978

REED, Marshall, 77, of 59 Virginia At., Wheeling, died Friday. He was a retired employee of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel’s Martin’s Ferry corrugating plant and was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Armbruster Reed; one son, Lewes J. Redd of Wheeling and three grandchildren. Friends received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 1308 Chapline St. (the rest of the obit is cut off)

(Donna Criswell Mollaun)


A. S. REEVES

Source Unknown. A. S. Reeves, former resident of Brooke County, but who had been residing at Clinton, WV, died in Wheeling hospital Wednesday, February 23, 1944. He is survived by his wife, Mary YOung Reeves, and one son Charles. Also three daughters by a former marriage, Margaret Ruth, Alfreda, and Eleanor. funeral services will be conducted from the Bodey Funeral home in Warwood tomorrow at 2:00 p.m.

(Becky Bowman Baldauf)


MARY E. REEVES

Bethany - Mrs. Mary E. Reeves, 57, died Friday, March 2, 1956 at 12:05 p.m. in the home of her employer at 44 Kentucky Street, Wheeling Island, Wheeling, W.Va.

She was born, Nov. 18, 1898, in Ohio, a daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Atkinson Young of Bethany and the late Charles Young.

She leaves three daughters, Mrs. William (Margaret Ruth) Cooke of Wellsburg, Mrs. Frederick (Alfreda) Lydick, who is with her husband in Germany, and Mrs. Nile (Eleanor) Bowman of Clinton, W.Va. a son, Charles Reeves of Bethany; two sisters, Mrs. orlando McDonald of Paris, Pa., and Mrs. Ruth Markley of Bethany, and four brothers, Sumner Young of Castleman's Run, near Bethany, Carl Young of Dover, Ohio, Lawrence Young of Zanesville and Chester Young of Victorville, Calif.

Friends may call at the Chambers Funeral Home, Wellsburg, after 7 p.m. today.

Services will be Monday, March 5, 1956 at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Walter L. Bingham officiating. Burial will be in short Creek Cemetery.

(Becky Bowman Baldauf)


AALBERTA SCHAFER REIDEL

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Wednesday, January 8, 1986]

REIDEL, Alberta Schafer, 90, of Kirkwood Heights, Bridgeport, died Tuesday in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. She was a retired employee of the former L. S. Good & Co., Wheeling, and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Kirkwood Heights. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert, in 1970; two brothers, Carl and Harry Schafer; a grandson. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Daniel (Barbara) Giffin of Bridgeport; two sons, Alan of Houston, George of Clifton, Va.; a sister, Margaret Richards of Phoenix; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Friends received at Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Road, Brookside, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Friends then received at Trinity Lutheran Church, from 10 a.m. Friday until time of service at 11 a.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church or the Bridgeport Public Library.

(Cheryl McCombs)


BERNARD J. (Bud) REILLEY

[Source: Moundsville Echo, Tuesday, October 9, 1984]

Reilley Rites Wed. Morning

Funeral arrangements for Bernard J. (Bud) Reilley, of Glendale, will be as follows:

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home, Tuesday, 2 to 5 and 7-9 p.m.

Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. Jude Catholic Church, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. with the pastor, Mons. Joseph Wanstreet in charge.

Interment will be in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park.

Rosary devotions will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Friends who desire, may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, Marshall County Chapter.

(Cheryl McCombs)


GEORGE V. REILLY

[Source: Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Friday, December 4, 1903]

GEORGE V. REILLY DIED YESTERDAY

Former Wheeling Man and Son of the Late Michael Reilly.

Mr. John. J. Reilly yesterday morning received a telegram from Philadelphia, giving information of the death there of his brother, George V. Reilly, a former citizen of Wheeling, and a son of the late Michael Reilly. He was about sixty-three years of age.

Mr. Reilly made his home here until a little over a year ago, when he removed to Philadelphia and was married there. He served in the Confederate army during the War of the Rebellion, and was a member of Shriver Grays, Camp of Confederate Veterans, of this city. His surviving brothers are John J., of this city, and Michael, of Chicago. His sister is Mrs. Helen M. Jamison, of Wheeling.

No information could be learned as to the funeral arrangements, but the body will probably be brought to Wheeling for interment.

George V. Reilly

[Source: Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Saturday, December 5, 1903]

REILLY - On Wednesday, Dec. 2, at his late residence, corner Warrington avenue and Forty-ninth street, Philadelphia, Pa., GEORGE V. REILLY, formerly of Wheeling. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday morning at St. Frances de Sales church, Philadelphia.

Funeral from the residence of A. C. Jamison, No. 79 Sixteenth street, at 2:30 p. m. Sunday. Friends of the family invited.

Kindly omit flowers.

GEORGE V. REILLY

[Source: Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Saturday, December 5, 1903]

Reilly Funeral.

Arrangements for the funeral of George V. Reilly, who died in Philadelphia, have been completed. The body will arrive here Sunday morning, and will be buried at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon from the residence of Mr. A. C. Jamison, No. 79 Sixteenth street. The remains will be buried in Mt. Calvary cemetery. Mass will be celebrated this morning at St. Frances de Sales church in Philadelphia.

Mr. Reilly was born in the Second ward in June, 1840, attended the Cathedral school, and later the school conducted by Jones & Tucker, over what is now the Hub Clothing Store. He was associated with the father in the wholesale grocery business, until the business was closed out. He was yet a minor at the outbreak of the war, when he enlisted under the southern flag. In 1865 he married Miss Josephine M., youngest daughter of Dr. Peckosheck, of Baltimore, who died in 1898. Two years later, he married Mrs. Morrison, of Philadelphia, who survives him.

(Cheryl McCombs)


MATILDA C. REILLY

[Source: Wheeling Register, Monday, September 11, 1882]

Suddenly on Saturday, 9th inst., about noon, MATILDA C., wife of Michael Reilly. Funeral will take place from residence, corner Fourteenth and Byron streets, this (Monday) morning, at 9 o'clock. Requiem high mass at the Cathedral.

Interment at (old) Catholic cemetery East Wheeling. Friends of the family are invited to attend without further notice.

(Cheryl McCombs)


MICHAEL EUGENE REILLY

[Source: Wheeling Register, Thursday, November 24, 1904]

CRUSHED TO DEATH UNDER TRAIN AT BENWOOD
Thirteen Year Old Son of James Reilly Meets Death in Tragic Manner.

Michael Eugene, the 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Reilly, of Alley F, between Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth streets, was crushed to death under the wheels of a freight car near the Koontz coal mines, in North Benwood, shortly before two o'clock Wednesday afternoon.

Young Reilly, in company with a few other lads, was engaged in picking coal from along the railroad tracks, when he strayed away from the others. His presence was not missed until he was found under a car by Raymond Uttermohlen and James Baron shortly before two o'clock. The lad was removed from under the car and Dr. J. W. Myers was summoned, but before any assistance could be rendered he was dead.

It is supposed that he was either crawling under the cars or stealing a ride while the cars were being shifted in the yard when the accident occurred. The right leg was severed from the body at the trunk, and the left was horribly mangled and almost entirely crushed off at the hip. The remains were removed to Undertaker Becker's at Benwood, and Coroner McCombs summoned. He viewed the remains in the afternoon and on account of the presence of a physician at the time of his death an inquest was not necessary.

The funeral services over the remains will occur Friday morning at the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary.

(Cheryl McCombs)


MICHAEL A. REILLY

M. A. Reilly Dies Tuesday

Michael A. Reilly, former resident of Wheeling and veteran railroad official, passéd away at 12; 20 o’clock Tuesday Morning, following an illness of four years. Mr. Reilly has been a resident of this city for three months. The body was taken to the Altmeyer and Sons Funeral home, 1400 Eoff St, Wheeling, pending arrangements for the funeral.

He was a native of Chicago bit when quite young moved with his parents to Wheeling. He entered the employ of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad as a messenger boy and rose until he became cashier of the Wheeling office. In 1901 he became affiliated with the Wheeling and Lake Erie railroad and at the time of his retirement was an agent at the Terminal Junction.

Mr. Reilly leaves a Brother, W.J. Reilly of Pittsburgh, and two Sisters, Misses Ella and Fanny Reilly at home. He was affiliated with St Joseph Cathedral, a member of the Holy Name Society of that Church and with the Carroll Council, Knights of Columbus.

(Mary Staley)


MINNIE REAL REISTER

[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, Tuesday, April 10, 1923]

DEATH CLAIMS MRS. MINNIE REAL REISTER

Mrs. Minnie Real Reister, 46 years old, of No. 468 National road, died yesterday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock at the North Wheeling hospital. She had been ill three weeks. Death is attributed to complications.

Mrs. Reister was the wife of R. J. Reister, well-known North Wheeling man. She was born and reared in Wheeling and received her education in the local schools. She was the daughter of Edward and Addminnie Meyer Real and was a devout member of the North Street M. E. church.

Besides her husband and her parents, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Dan Dean, and two brothers, Edward and Louis Real.

The time of the funeral has not been announced. Rev. Phillips of the North Street M. E. church will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Wood cemetery.

The body was removed last evening from the North Wheeling hospital to her late residence on the National road.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, August 13, 2008

EVELYN RENSHAW

RENSHAW, Evelyn June Kettler, 86, formerly of Marshall Avenue, Elm Grove, died Monday, August 11, 2008, at the Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling.

She was born May 2, 1922, in Wheeling, WV, daughter of the late George Edward and Wilma Schrumpf Kettler.

Mrs. Renshaw was a member of the Stone Presbyterian Church. She was a member for 60 years of the American Legion Auxiliary, Wheeling Unit #1, having served as President and Secretary. She was chairman and coordinator of the Auxiliary’s Girls State Program for 35 years, selecting representatives from the junior class of the Ohio County Schools. Evelyn was also active at the District and State levels of the Auxiliary. She was a charter member of the Wheeling Area Genealogical Society and served as secretary and treasurer for 27 years. She was a genealogist and searched for the family roots of individuals from all over the United States and Germany. She was a volunteer in the Wheeling room at the Ohio County Public Library for 25 years. She was named a West Virginia History Hero for her outstanding work and significant contributions to the preservation and promotion of West Virginia history.

In addition to her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Elwood Renshaw in 1972, and a brother, Melvin W. Kettler.

Surviving are a sister, Doris E. Hamilton of Elm Grove; a niece, Sandy Morgan and her husband, Bob, of Elm Grove; three nephews, Mark Kettler and his wife, Debbie of Wheeling, Bruce Hamilton and his wife, Debbie of Virginia Beach, VA, and Gerry Kettler of Columbus, OH; three great- nieces; two great-nephews; and one great-great- niece.

Friends will be received from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, August 14, 2008, at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 15, 2008, with the Reverend Bryan D. Carpenter officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling. The American Legion Auxiliary will conduct services at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home.


MRS. REITZ

[Source: Wheeling Register, Saturday, May 31, 1882]

REITZ - On Tuesday evening, May 30, 1882, at 7:30 o'clock, wife of John Reitz. Funeral notice hereafter.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ANNA CATHERINE RENTCH

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

RENTSCH - On Sunday morning, February 24, 1889, at 4 o'clock, ANNA CATHERINE, wife of Daniel Rentsch, in her 64th year.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Wheeling Daily News, Wednesday, December 12, 1918

RICHARDSON, MRS. ANN TRACY

Mrs. Ann Tracy Richardson, a life long resident of this city, died at the home of her son, Dr. J.H. Richardson, Chicago, Ill., Monday, December 9th, at the ripe old age of 84 years. Until her removal to Chicago she was a resident of East Wheeling, and well known to the older citizens of this section. She is survived by three sons and two daughters, Dr. J. H. Richardson and Miss Ella Richardson of Chicago, Mr. Willam and Henry Richardson, of Mishawaka, Ind., and Mrs. H.C. Connelly of Pittsburgh, Pa. Interment will be from the Bertchy Parlors, Sixteenth street, Thursday afternoon at four o'clock. The remains will arrive from Chicago at 1:30 p.m. over the B.&O.

(Sara Richardson Kelly)


Beverly Dispatch, November 14, 1929

Richardson, Catherine Dorsey

Death of Aged Resident

Mrs. Catherine Dorsey Richardson was born in Wheeling, W.Va. February 23, 1847, and passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 1929, at the home of James Richardson, Beverly, Ohio. She was united in marriage with Isaac Richardson April 18, 1870. To this union were born 5 children: two sons and a daughter preceded her in death. Left to mourn their loss is the aged husband, two sons and three grandchildren. She was a member of the Baptist Church in St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Richardson have made their home with his brother James Richardson and wife the past 19 months. Funeral services will take place from the Richardson residence on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Dixon Co. in charge.

(Sara Richardson Kelly)


Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Tuesday, March 28, 1893

DIED

RICHARDSON

On Monday, March 27, 1893, at 3 o'clock a.m., CLYDE ALVA RICHARDSON, aged 19 years. Funeral services at 1322 McColloch street this (Tuesday) afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment at Peninsular Cemetery. Friends invited.

(Sara Richardson Kelly)


Wheeling Intelligencer, September 15, 1853

DIED

On the morning of the 15th inst., Mr. George RICHARDSON, in thew 72d year of his age, an old citizen, and modest Christian. His friends are invited to attend the funeral this afternoon at 4 o'clock, from his residence in East Wheeling.

(Sara Richardson Kelly)


Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, February 1, 1894

DIED

RICHARDSON - On Tuesday, January 30, 1894, at 6:50 o'clock p.m., REUBEN RICHARDSON, in his 65th year. Funeral services at family residence, No. 202 Sixteenth street, this (Thursday) afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends of the family invited to attend. Interment private at 4 o'clock at Peninsular Cemetery.

(Sara Richardson Kelly)


Pasadena Star News, July 27, 1944 pg. 19 col. 2

Richardson, George N.

George N. Richardson, husband of Mrs. Margaret Orr Richardson, passed away July 26, 1944, at his home, 560 East Washington Street. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Chapel of Turner & Stevens Company, Marengo Avenue at Holly Street, Dr. James Henry Hutchins officiating.

(source: Pasadena Star News July 27, 1944 pg. 19 col. 2)

(Sara Richardson Kelly)


Beverly Dispatch, July 21, 1930

Richardson, Isaac C.

Mr. I. C. Richardson died at 11 o'clock Sunday night at the home of his brother J. T. Richardson, Ferry Street, where he has resided the past two years. He was born in Wheeling, WVa., March 10, 1850, and for the past 5 months has been bedridden with the infirmities of age. He was a carpenter aboard several government vessels, the last of which he served for 37 years, that plied the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, during which time he resided in St. Louis. He was united in marriage at Wheeling in 1869 to Katherine Dorsey, who preceded him in death 8 months ago. Surviving are one son Frank, of St. Louis; one brother J.T. Richardson of Beverly and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the home Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Williamson officiating. Burial in Beverly Cemetery, Dixon Co. Funeral Directors in charge.

(Sara Richardson Kelly)


Wheeling Register, Friday, March 21, 1890

AN AWFUL DEATH

Samuel M. Richardson Killed in an Instant, Yesterday

Mr. Samuel M. Richardson, an employee of the Whitaker mill, met with a terrible death yesterday evening about 5 o'clock, while employed at his duties in the mill.

It seems that Richardson has had charge of the electric light apparatus, but as it got out of shape and has not been in operation for some time, Richardson was given a position in the machine shops, and when he met his fate was employed in grinding a turning tool for the roll turner.

This work was being done at a pretty well worn grindstone, which was running at quite a high rate of speed, when, without an instant's warning, the stone burst, and a piece weighing perhaps sixty or seventy-five pounds struck the unfortunate man full in the face, almost knocking his head off and hurled him to the ground with terrible force. Richardson's features were crushed into a shapeless mass, and he never knew what hurt him, death being almost instantaneous.

Medical assistance was immediately summoned, but of course nothing could be done. Coroner Schultze was then notified, and he ordered that the remains be taken to the residence of the dead man, at 98 Eighteenth street, which was done, and the Coroner afterwards examined them and rendered a verdict of death caused from accidental bursting of a grindstone at the Whitaker mill.

The grindstone is located in a portion of the mill through which the employees are almost constantly passing, and Joe Magunder and John Costello are thanking their lucky stars. They had both been standing at the grindstone talking to Richardson just a few seconds before the accident occurred, and they had a close call.

Mr. Richardson was formerly engineer at the gas works, and has been working at the Whitaker but a short time. He has a wife and six children, and his wife is suffering greatly from prostration over the sudden and awful death of her husband.

(Sara Richardson Kelly)


Pasadena Star News, May 13, 1963 p. 20 col. 2

Richardson, Margaret Orr

Richardson, age 83, of 560 East Washington Blvd., Pasadena, widow the late George N. Richardson, pioneer furniture dealer in Long Beach and Pasadena, passed away May 10, 1963 in an Altadena hospital. A native of Wheeling West Virginia, she is survived by two daughters, Madeline Meyer of Los Angeles and Mary Agnes Walker of San Pedro; two sons, G. Kenneth Richardson of Pasadena and Maynard Richardson of Santa Barbara; two sisters, Mrs. Cordellia Crislip of Berkeley and Mrs. Mary Orr Hicks of Elm Grove, Wheeling, West Virginia; also four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Lake Avenue Congregational Church. Services Tuesday, 10 a.m. at Turner & Stevens Co. Chapel, 95 North Marengo Ave., The Rev. Raymond C. Ortlund and Henry J. Hutchins D.D. officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers friends may make contributions to the Memorial Fund at the Lake Avenue Congregational Church.

(Sara Richardson Kelly)


RICHARDSON, Mrs. SARAH J.

Daily Intelligencer, Tuesday, October 11, 1859

DIED

On Friday evening, the 7th inst., Mrs. SARAH, wife of Capt. Joseph Richardson, aged 35 years. the funeral will take place this afternoon (Tuesday) at 3 o'clock from the residence of Capt. Joseph Richardson, on Zane street, East Wheeling. The friends of the family are invited to attend.

(Sara Richardson Kelly)


Wheeling Register, Friday, March 21, 1890

AN AWFUL DEATH

Samuel M. Richards Killed in an Instant, Yesterday

Mr. Samuel M. Richardson, an employee of the Whitaker mill, met with a terrible death yesterday evening about 5 o'clock, while employed at his duties in the mill.

It seems that Richardson has had charge of the electric light apparatus, but as it got out of shape and has not been in operation for some time, Richardson was given a position in the machine shops, and when he met his fate was employed in grinding a turning tool for the roll turner.

This work was being done at a pretty well worn grindstone, which was running at quite a high rate of speed, when, without an instant's worning, the stone burst, and a piece weighing perhaps sixty or seventy-five pounds struck the unforunate man full in the face, almost knocking his head off and hurled him to the ground with terrible force. Richardson's features were crushed into a shapleless mass, and he never knew what hurt him, death being almost instantaneous.

Medical assistance was immediately summoned, but of course nothing could be done. Coroner Schultze was then notified, and he ordered that the remains be taken to the residence of the dead man, at 98 Eighteenth street, which was done, and the Coroner afterwards examined them and rendered a veridct of death caused from accidental bursing of a grindstoe at the Whitabker mill.

The grindstone is located in a portion of the mill through which the employees are almost constantly passing, and Joe Magunder and John Costello are thanking their lucky stars. They had both been standing at the grindstone talking to Richardson just a few seconds before the accident occurred, and they had a close call.

Mr. Richardson was formerly engineer at the gas works, and has been working at the Whitaker but a short time. He has a wife and six chidlren, and his wife is suffering greatly from prostraton over the sudden and awful death of her husband.

(Sara Richardson Kelly)


CHARLES ALONZO RIDER

[Source: Moundsville Echo, December 22, 1977]

LOCAL DENTIST DR. CHAS. RIDER DIED TODAY

Dr. Charles A. Rider, 83, of 1102 Third St., Moundsville, died this Thursday morning at Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

He was born August 26, 1894, at Boggs Run, Benwood, the son of the late Charles C. and Ada Fordyce Rider.

He was a veteran of World War I, and a retired dentist.

He was a member of the Ash Avenue Church of God, and was a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Dentistry.

Preceding him in death was his first wife, Laura Holiday Rider in 1943.

Surviving are his wife, Irene Underwood Rider; two sons, Arthur of Detroit, Mich. and Charles G. of Moundsville; one daughter, Mrs. Hal (Elsie) Wheeler of Belleaire, Fla.; three brothers, Albert of McMechen, Edward of Glencoe, Ohio and Harry of Wheeling; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville, Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where services will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Forrest Shaffer of the Church of God.

Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery, Wheeling.

(Cheryl McCombs)


MARY AGNES RIDER

[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, Wednesday, June 29, 1983]

Mary Rider

RIDER, Mary Agnes, 62, of Old Route 7, Steubenville, died Monday in the Ohio Valley Hospital, Steubenville. She was a member of the Salvation Army. She is survived by her husband, Fred C. Rider Sr.; three sons, Fred Jr. at home, Leo of Mingo Junction, and Ellis of Steubenville; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Mary) Flinn of Mingo Junction; two brothers, Leo and Howard Feist, both of Steubenville; a sister, Madelyn Smith of Carrolton; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

Friends received at the McClave-Chandler Mills Funeral Home, Steubenville, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment in Union Cemetery, Steubenville.

(Cheryl McCombs)


GEORGE O. RIEGEL

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

RIEGEL - On Monday, January 15, 1900, at 4 o'clock, p.m., George O. Riegel, aged 42 years.

Funeral form Hill's undertaking parlor, Fifteenth street, this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Friends are invited to attend.

(Cheryl McCombs)


JOHN F. RIGGENBACH

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Wednesday, January 8, 1986]

RIGGENBACH, John F., 90, of Sardis, died Sunday at home. Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Apostolic Christian Church, Sardis. Interment in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Rush Funeral Home, Sardis.

(Cheryl McCombs)


JOSEPH RILEY

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

RILEY, Joseph, 706 Main St. - Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 8:30 a.m., at Kepner’s 1308 Chapline St., followed by a High Mass of Requiem at 9 a.m., in St. Joseph’s Cathedral. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Members of the parish and Holy Name Society will recite the Rosary at 8 p.m., Friday. The Eagles will hold services at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Cheryl McCombs)


JOHN H. RINEHART

[Source: Wheeling Register, August 1, 1882]

RINEHART - On Monday, July 31, 1882, at 11:45 A. M., JOHN H., son of J. H. Rinehart, in his 17th year.

Services will be held at the residence of Mrs. M. B. Metcalf, 119 Fifteenth street, to-day (Tuesday; August 1st) at 2 P. M. Interment private.

(Cheryl McCombs)


JOHN RITZ

Judge Ritz Rites Today

Wheeling News Register - January 8, 1945

Obsequies will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the Fields Funeral Home for Judge John S. Ritz, 82, venerable Wheeling jurist, whose death occurred early Sunday morning at his home, 2302 Ritz Ave. Warwood. Rev. Maurice W. fogle, minister of the First Christian Church and Rev. W.H. Fields, pastor-emeritus of the First Christian Church, will be the officiating clergymen. Interment will be made in Mount Zion Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will include jurists of the various courts, representatives of the city and county offices, fellow attorneys and former associates of the late judge.

They are Judge William E. Baker, Judge J. Harold Brennan, Judge J.J.P. O'Brien, Judge David McKee, Dudge D. Paul Camilletti Judge Raymond J. Falland, Judge W.B. Casey, Frank W. Nesbitt, J. William Cummins, John B. Wilson, Joseph Niehaus, Hans Delbrugge, E.O. Amos, Karl G. Sailer, Austin V. Wood, Carl G. Bachmann, Howard Matthews, Frank A. O'Brien, Robert L. Plummer, Alonzo Hixenbaugh, Edward McKee, Kent B. Hall, Carl O. Schmidt, Charles J. Schuck, William J. gompers, Charles L. Ihlenfeld, Fred Brinkman, Wright Hugus, Fred Frazier, Russell Riggs, Charles Bonesen, Thomas Padden, William J. Cotton, Henry Nolte, Harry Delbrugge, George C. Beneke, Albert Polley, Herman Hundt.

Active pallbearers will be Francis J. Love, William N. Zimmerman, L.L. Nightengale, Alan G. Garden, et. al. (rest of obit missing)

(actual death occurred January 7, 1946)

(Becky Bowman Baldauf)


MARGARET GOSNEY RITZ

Mrs. Margaret Gosney Ritz, 88, resident of 2302 Ritz Ave., Warwood, widow of the late Judge John S. Ritz, passed away this morning at 5:20 o'clock in the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Miller, 2402 Vance Ave., Warwood. She was Born in Benwood, November 27, 1863.

She was a member of the First Christian Church of Wheeling and Miriam Chapter No. 1, Holy White Shrine.

Her Husband preceded her in death in 1943. Surviving are four sons, John M. Ritz, David H. Ritz and James H. Ritz , all of Wheeling and the Rev. Frank Ritz, of Vandergrift, PA.

Also surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Anthony Connor, of Wheeling, Mrs. S.B.. Forster, of Parma, Ohio, Mrs. William Seidel, Mrs. John Miller, Mrs. Cecil Bibee, all of Wheeling.

Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Josephine Kronjaeger, of Elm Grove; 34 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends are being received at the Bodey Funeral home, 2101 Warwood. Funeral arrangements are incomplete but her son, the Rev. Frank Ritz, of Vandergrift, Pa. and the Rev. Hubert L. Barnett, pastor of the First Christian church of Wheeling will officiate.

Source: Wheeling New Register, June 28, 1952

(Becky Bowman Baldauf)


ROBERT H. RIZOR

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Sunday, December 9, 1956]

RIZOR, Robert H., of Ned, Pa., aged 83, died in the Ohio Valley General Hospital here Friday. He was born on Fish Creek, Marshall County, July 2, 1873, and for 53 years had resided at Ned. He was a farmer and a member and elder in the Sand Hill Church of Christ. Surviving are a son, Harold of Ned, and two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Cross of Steubenville, and Mrs. Bertha Knight of Garrison, Pa., and five grandchildren. The body was removed to the Hunt Funeral Home at Hundred and will be taken to the late home today. Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the Sand Hill Church of Christ, conducted by Brother Jess Nutter. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


SARAH P. ROBERTS

[Source: Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, August 3, 1861]

ROBERTS - On Friday morning, August 2d, 1861, Mrs. SARAH P., relict of the late Capt. J. H. Roberts, in the 45th year of her age.

The funeral will take place from her late residence, corner of Sixth and Centre Sts., on to-morrow (Sunday) morning at 9 o'clock. The friends of the family are invited to attend.

(Cheryl McCombs)


FREDERICK G. ROBEY

[Source: Wheeling Register, March 18, 1935]

Robey Services

Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at two o'clock in the chapel of the Bertschy Memorial mortuary for Frederick G. Robey, 68, retired Baltimore and Ohio railroad employe who died Thursday in the Ohio Valley General hospital. Rev.. Frederick W. Cropp, Jr., pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate and interment will be in Greenwood cemetery. Nelson lodge No. 30 A. F. and A. M. will conduct services at the grave.

(Cheryl McCombs)


LUCY ROBINSON

Martins Ferry Daily Times - Jan 30, 1931

Mrs. Lucy Robinson, former Teacher in the Wheeling public Schools, died suddenly Thursday in her home at Lenox. Death was due to a heart attack. She was a teacher for more then 30 years. She leaves a Brother Judge Alan H. Robinson

(Mary Staley)


JOHN ROBSON

[Source: Wheeling News Register, September 20, 1976]

ROBSON, John, 72, of 1072 Maple St., West Bellaire, died Saturday at the Bellaire City Hospital. Friends received at the Dunaway Funeral Home, Bellaire, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, where services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove.

(Cheryl McCombs)


JULIA A. ROCK

[Source: Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, January 28, 1904]

Rock Funeral.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Julia A. Rock, prominent resident of the pike, who passed away at her late home, 77 Edgington Lane, Tuesday afternoon, will be held from the late home this morning at 8:30 o'clock.

At nine o'clock, requiem high mass will be served at St. Michael's church, and interment will be made in Mount Calvary cemetery.

The pallbearers will be: W. Sclag, E. Nau, N. C. Stevens, T. E. Cooper, C. T. Cole and E. D. Sarver.

(Cheryl McCombs)


BRUCE RODEHEAVER

Bruce L. Rodeheaver, of 7 Hope Ave., died at 11:45 p.m. yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Martin, where he had been residing.

He was born April 1, 1879, in Preston County, W. Va., and was a Baptist by faith. He had been a mechanic by trade. He had lived in Wheeling for the past 50 years.

He was married in Bellaire to Ada Berry, who died in 1948.

Surviving are a son, David Rodeheaver; and two daughters, Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Virgil Davis, all of Wheeling; and a sister, Mrs. Martin Fahey, Kingwood, W.Va.; and two grandchildren.

Friends will be received at Altmeyer's 1400 Eoff St.

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

(Debbi Anthony)


Wheeling News Register, Feb 10, 1991

EUNICE V. ROGERS

Rogers, Eunice V., 91, formerly of Hazlett Avenue, Warwood, died Saturday in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling. She was a Methodist. She was preceded in death by her husband, George M., in 1965. Surviving is a nephew, John Ott of Woodbridge, Va. Friends received from 10 a.m. Monday until time of services at 1:30 p.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, 1308 Chapline St. Wheeling. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

(Lonnie Fink)


MINERVA T. ROGERS

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

ROGERS - Monday, April 17, 1882, at 4 o'clock P. M., MINERVA T., infant daughter of James P. and Joie Rogers, aged 5 Months and 22 days.

Funeral services at residence of parents, 75 S. Penn street, Wednesday, at 10 o'clock a. m. Interment private.

(Cheryl McCombs)


LILY B. ROGERSON

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

ROGERSON, Lily B., 99, of Park View, Wheeling, died Monday at Ohio Valley Medical Center. She was a Protestant. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Q. Rogerson in 1964. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Elnor) Stanley of Cleveland; two sons, Sidney Q. and Robert F., both of Elm Grove; a sister, Faye Hawkins of Short Creek; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Friends received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday. Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park.

(Cheryl McCombs)


KATE ROSEMEYER

[Source: Wheeling Register, Friday, February 17, 1882]

ROSEMEYER - On Thursday, February 16, 1882, Kate Rosemeyer, aged 29 years, of typhoid fever.

Funeral from her late residence, No. 3510 Eoff street, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends of the family are invited to attend. Interment at Peninsula cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


MAUD HICKMAN ROTH

[Source: Wheeling News Register, February 19, 1920]

Roth Services

Funeral services for Mrs. Maud Hickman Roth, wife of Any Roth, who died at her home, 92 Alley 15, Wednesday morning at 9:15, will take place Friday morning at 10:30. Interment at Greenwood cemetery. She was ill but a few days and succumbed to pneumonia.

(Cheryl McCombs)


JOHN ROTHERMOND

[Source: Wheeling Register, March, 17, 1919]

On Wednesday, March 12, 1919, John Rothermond, in the 65th year of his age.

(Cheryl McCombs)


JAMES MacPHERSON RUSSELL

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

RUSSELL - Tuesday, April 5th , 1892, JAMES MacPHERSON RUSSELL, in his 34th year. Funeral from his late residence on the National Road, Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

(Cheryl McCombs)



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