Ohio County "T" Obituaries   


Wheeling News Register - 4/2/1978

TEDREAU, Roy King Jr., 49 of Lawson Avenue, Steubenville, died Saturday at Ohio Valley Hospital, Steubenville. He was an electrical general turn foreman at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, a graduate of the College of Steubenville and a member of Grace Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife, Betty Jane Gillen Tedreau; his mother, Mrs. Gladys F. Brown of Steubenville; four daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Pamela) Gillespie of Colliers, Michelle Lynne Tedreau at Ohio State University, Melissa Anne and Rene Katheryn Tedreau, both at home. Friends received at the Mosti Funeral Home, Steubenville, from 7-9 p. m. Sunday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, where services will be held at 11 a. m. Tuesday. Interment in Fort Steuben Burial Estates, Wintersville.

(Donna Criswell Mollaun)


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

THOMPSON, Floyd Chester, 72, of the Booker T. Washington Apts., Wheeling, died Tuesday at home. He was a retired Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp., employee, and a Methodist. Surviving are his wife, Edith Atkins Thompson; four sons, Chester of Short Creek, Thomas and Charles both of Warwood and John of Wheeling; four daughters, Violet Pluto of Oklahoma, Mary Radcliff and Gladys DeMerritt both of Warwood and Cora May Lynn of Wheeling; one sister, Geneva Hughes of Barnesville; 22 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Bodey Funeral Home, 2101 Warwood Ave, Wheeling, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment in Kadesh Chapel Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Monday, October 2, 1882]

THOMPSON - At the residence of Dr. John Frissell, No. 54 Fourteenth street, on Saturday morning, September 30th, 1882, at 11 o'clock and 10 minutes, Col. JOHN THOMPSON, aged 88(?) years and 25 days.

Funeral on Tuesday, October 3rd, at 2 o'clock p. m. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend. His remains were conveyed Saturday afternoon to his residence opposite Moundsville.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, September 30, 1918]

Arrangements Incomplete.

Arrangements for the funeral of the late Mary Church Thompson, aged 44, wife of Samuel Thompson, who passed away Saturday are as yet incomplete. The services will probably be held tomorrow.

(Cheryl McCombs)

"Wheeling News Register" - July 26, 1926


Roy Thompson, 29, of Short Creek, lost his life in a heroic attempt to rescue his friend, James Berris, when he stepped on a high-tension power line, while they were trying to extinguish a grass blaze near the farm of A. Singleton Paull, on the Bethany Pike, Saturday afternoon. Berris was not seriously injured.

The tragic accident occurred when Thompson grabbed Berris in an attempt to pull him from the broken electric line, which he stepped upon while trying to extinguish a grass blaze ignited by the high-tension line. He succeeded in freeing Berris but the shock proved fatal.

The broken line was one of a three-phase 22,000 volt line which leads from the Beech Bottom Power Plant to Wheeling. The wire was evidently broken during one of the thunderstorms, Saturday morning.

Thompson had been a resident of Short Creek for a number of years and was an employee of the Windsor Power Plant. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ina Doman Thompson.

The body has been brought to the Kepner Funeral Home, 1308 Chapline Street, where funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. Interment will occur at the Mt. View Cemetery, in Dallas, W. Va.

(Dave Thompson)

New York Times - February 4, 1896

Col. William P. Thompson, President of the National Lead Company, died yesterday morning at 30 West Fifty-seventh Street [NY]. On a recent prospecting trip in West Virginia he contracted a severe cold. It assumed such an alarming form that he returned home last Thursday suffering with pneumonia, which caused his death.

He came of a West Virginia family, having been born in Wheeling in 1837. He began a college course in Jefferson College, but ill health forced him to abandon it. Entering politics, he was nominated for Congress in 1856, but declined to stand as a candidate. In 1857, he began the practice of law in Fairmount, West Va. He opposed secession but when it came he entered the Confederate Army and served through the war. He was Colonel of the Ninth Virginia Cavalry. After the war he edited a West Virginia newspaper for a time. Then he became asociated with his brother-in-law, J. N. Camden, afterward United States Senator, in the oil business. The firm was absorbed by the Standard Oil Company, of which Col. Thompson became a Vice President. In 1887 he transferred his activity to this city, and thereafter remained here, prominently engaged in various enterprises.

He took the Lead Trust in hand four years ago. It has been waterlogged with a capitalization of $90,000,000 and was in bad condition. It was reorganized by him and its capital was reduced to $30,000,000. A saying of his was that he was one of the few men who had squeezed water out of lead. He was a Director in the United States National Bank, the Southern National Bank, the Ohio River Railroad, and of various other financial and commercial undertakings. His wealth was estimated at from $5,000,000 to $10,000,000. He was a member of the Manhattan, Players, Lawyers', Tuxedo, and Racquet Clubs, and of the Southern Society. He enjoyed the confidence and esteem of his associates, among them the prominent men in the Standard Oil Company.

Col. Thompson was a charter member of The Jockey Club, and was one of its Stewards. His interest in racing led him to buy the Brookdale Stable, which D. D. Withers had owned, and which was the strongest in the East. He took great pride in this property. He owned One I Love, the two-year old filly which won five consecutive races last season, and bought Requital, the winner of last year's Futurity. He had made plans to race extensively this year, and secured the services, as trainer, of James Rowe, who resigned the starter's flag to take charge of the Brookdale Stable. A. Clayton was engaged as rider. It is believed that Col. Thompson's two sons will develop the property on the plans made by him. In addition to his sons, Col. Thompson's family consisted of his wife and daughter, who survive him.

A special meeting of the Stewards of The Jockey Club was held yesterday at the office of the Chairman, 23 Nassau Street. There were present Messrs. August Belmont, James R. Keene, Andrew Miller, and F. K. Sturgis. The following resolutions were adopted.

It is with a profound sense of uncertainty of life, and a keen appreciation of the loss that The Jockey Club has sustained in the death, this day, of Col. W. P. Thompson, that the members of the Board of Stewards have met together to inscribe upon their minutes their testimony to his worth. Although deeply interested in commercial affairs of much importance and widely varied nature, while occupying honored official positions in many prominent corporations, Col. Thompson yet found time from the period that he assumed an active share in the conduct of turf affairs to bestow thereon the same lucid thought, calm judgment, and absolute justice that has ever been a marked characteristic of his career among his fellow-men.

To the earnest regret, therefore, that the community should be suddenly deprived of his wise advice and personal influence, the Board of Stewards wish to emphasize to the fullest extent their individual feelings of sincere affection and respect, and their recognition of his past invaluable services as a member of their association.

It was resolved that the memebers of the Executive Committee of the New-York Southern Society, held at the Fifth Avenue Hotel last night, Col. Abney presiding, resolutions were offered by W. L. Polk eulogizing Col. W. P. Thompson, former Vice President of the society. The resolutions were unanimously adopted. The Executive Committee voted to attend the funeral of Col. Thompson, at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon, in a body.

COL. W. P. THOMPSON'S FUNERAL. - The funeral of Col. William P. Thompson, who died on Monday of pneumonia, was held yesterday afternoon at his home, 30 West Fifty-Seventh Street.

The Pallbearers were W. C. Whitney, Gen. Louis Fitzgerald, August Belmont, James R. Keene, W. C. Gulliver, Elihu Root, H. H. Rogers, Gen. T. T. Eckert, and L. A. Cole. Delegations were present from the Jockey Club, the Southern Society, the United States National Bank, and from the National Lead Company.

In the absence of the Rev. Dr. D. H. Greer, the rector of St. Bartholomew's Church, his assistant, the Rev. S. McGrew, officiated. The simple ritual of the Protestant Episcopal Church was read in full, with the exception of the committal service, which will be performed when the remains are taken from Col. Thompson's old home in West Virginia to the grave.

The body was taken to Wheeling, West Virginia, last night for burial.

(Linda Fluharty)


TIERNAN---Tuesday, January 22, 1889, at four o'clock a.m. Mary Virginia, only daughter of Will and Ella Tiernan, aged 1 year, 11 months and 15 days. - Funeral from residence of parents, No 2832 Chapline Street, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery. Private.

(Kay Kuebeler)


[Source: Wheeling Register, March 28, 1932]

Tighe Obsequies

Tuesday has been selected for the funeral of Mrs. M. J. Tighe, of 1317 Eoff street, a resident of Wheeling for over 35 years, who succumbed to a three months' illness early Saturday morning at Wheeling hospital.

The body is at the Kepner home, 1308 Chapline street, where brief services will take place Tuesday morning at 8:30 o'clock, followed by the solemnization of a requiem high mass half an hour later, at St. Joseph's cathedral, where Mrs. Tighe was a communicant and member of the Christian Mothers' society. Burial will be made in Mount Calvary cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)

The Wheeling Register, May 20, 1930

TIMMONS FUNERAL TO OCCUR WEDNESDAY - GUN VICTIM WILL BE LAID TO REST IN WEST ALEXANDER CEMETERY - Funeral services for the late Mrs Mary Jane Howell (Howard) Timmons, will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock from the late home at Roney's Point. Interment will be made in the West Alexander cemetery. She was found dead by her husband, Ross Timmons, shortly after seven o'clock Monday morning. Mrs. Timmons was born in Ohio County and spent her entire life in this community. She was the daughter of Edward and Nancy Howard. She was a member of the Triadelphia M.E. church. Besides her husband she is survived by on son, Howard D. (E.) at home; four sisters, Mrs Eugene Fankhouser, Toledo; Cole (Chloe) Howard, Mrs. Frank Robinson of Roney's Point; Mrs. William Phillips of Cameron; five brothers, Hiram Howard, of Charleroi, Pa.; Archer Howard, of Kokomo, Ind.; Charles Howard of Alabama; Jesse Howard of Grove City and Edwin Howard of Morgantown. The remains will be removed to the late home this afternoon from the Crider Bros. funeral home in Elm Grove.

Wheeling Register, May 20, 1930

FAILING HEALTH, DESPONDENCY CAUSES TWO SUICIDES MONDAY - Two women in widely separated sections of the Wheeling district took their own lives early yesterday morning. Mrs. Mary Jane Howard Timmons of Roneys Point ended her life by firing a revolver bullet through her heart and Mrs. Minnie Lenhart McCulley of Twenty-third street, Warwood, committing suicide by leaping into a water-filled cistern near her home. Coroner Walter Morrison, after conduction investigations yesterday afternoon, announced that self-inflicted gunshot wounds and self-drowning were the respective causes of death. In both instances the victim had been despondent because of continued ill health. Mrs. Timmons, wife of Ross Timmons of Roneys Point, was found lying in a pool of blood on her bed, a revolver with one cartridge exploded by her side when her husband returned to the house shortly after 7 a. m. from the barn where he had gone upon arrising 5 minutes earlier. He called county officials, who in turn summoned the corner after determining that death occurred almost instantaneously.

FUNERAL WEDNESDAY- The body has been removed to the Crider Brothers funeral home, Elm Grove, and this morning will be returned to the late residence where the funeral services are to be conducted Wednesday-afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in the West Alexander, Pa. cemetery. Mrs. Timmons, a lifelong resident of Ohio County, was affiliated with the Triadelphia M. E. church. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Timmons is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Howard of Dallas Pike, one son, Howard E. at home; four sisters, Mrs Eugene Frankhouser, of Toledo, Ohio, Chloe Howard, of the Ohio Valley General hospital, Mrs. Frank Rpbinson, of Roneys Point and Mrs. William Phillips, of Cameron, five brothers; Archer Howard of Kokome, Ind. Charles Howard of Alabama, Jesse, of Grove City, Pa. Edwin of Morgantown, and Hiram Howard, of Charleroi, PA.

LEAPS INTO WELL - The lifeless body of Mrs. McCulley, wife of John McCulley of Warwood was found in a cistern near her home also at an early hour yesterday morning by her husband who, upon decending to the first floor of the McCulley home after rising, found his breakfast already prepared and his wife missing. After discovering the body he called police and Motorcycle Officer Eisenhauer responded and aided in getting the body to the surface. No Funeral arrangements have been completed. The body has been removed to the Kepner home 1308 Chapline street. In addition to her husband, Mrs McCulley leaves two sisters, Mrs. Lilly Fry of Short Creek and Mrs. Effie Mozingo of Wellsburg, and three brothers, Elmer and Leonard McCulley of Short Creek and Harry McCulley of Pittsburgh.

(Gary Timmons)

Wheeling News-Register, November 2, 1999


Timmons, Mary Margaret Clouse; 83 of Wheeling died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, in Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital and Geriatric Center, Wheeling. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wheeling. She was proceded in death by her husband, Howard "Tiny" Erskine Timmons; a son, Howard E.; her parents, Henry and Aimee Dieringer Clouse; a granddaughter, Christine Ann Timmons. Surviving are a son, Gary Wayne and his wife Clarinda, of Wheeling; three grandsons, Michael Timmons and his wife Tamara, of Marysville, Wash., Christopher A. and Brandon W., both of Wheeling; several nephews and nieces. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment in West Alexander Cemetery, West Alexander. Memorial contributions may be made to Peterson Rehabilitation and Geriatric Hospital, Homestead Ave., Wheeling, or to the charity of the donor's choice.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Saturday, January 21, 1871]

TINGLE - On Friday, January 20, 1871, at 2 P. M., LEILA J., wife of George R. Tingle and daughter of E. W. Stephens, Esq., aged 34 years and 10 months. Due notice of funeral will be given.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Saturday, January 21, 1871]


Her many friends and acquaintances were much shocked yesterday afternoon to learn of the sudden death of Mrs. George R. Tingle. She had been suffering from pleurisy for several weeks, but was recovering and thought to be entirely out of danger until a few minutes before her death, which occurred about one o'clock yesterday. She was a most estimable lady and greatly beloved by all the large circle of her acquaintances here. Her husband has the sympathy of all.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Monday, January 23, 1871]

TINGLE - On Friday, January 20, 1871, at 2 P. M., LEILA J., wife of George R. Tingle and daughter of E. W. Stephens, Esq., aged 34 years and 10 months. The funeral will take place on Monday morning at 10 o’clock, from the residence of Mrs. Patterson, corner of Quincy and Byron streets. Friends of the family are respectfully invited.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Wednesday, March 8, 2000]

TODD, Violet Lillian Moore, 92, of Valley Grove, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, in Washington, Pa. She was a member and retired Sunday school teacher of Valley Grove Assembly of God Church; a former secretary for the Missionary Society. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jonathon Alonzo Todd, in 1990; a sister, Iva Glenola Settle; three half brothers, Richard A. and Bay Moore, and Homer Magers; and four half sisters, Lula Moore, Mae Purdy, Goldie Gray, and Edna Gray. Surviving are two sons, Charles J. "Chuck" Todd and his wife, Dorothy of Elm Grove, and James L. "Lew" Todd and his wife, Leono, of West Liberty; a daughter, Shirley McHugh and her husband, Glenn of Washington, Pa.; seven granddaughters Darleen McHugh, Charlotte Gesauldo, Kathy Brickner, Sherry Windslow, Jamey Cook, Lou Ann Terrill and Sally Seidler; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Interment in Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, W.Va. Memorial contributions may be made to Washington Hospice, Washington Hospital, 351 W. Beall St., Washington, PA 15301.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Wednesday, September 10, 1952]

Daniel J. Toland, 76, native of Marshall county, a resident of Ninevah, Pa., died this morning at 4 o'clock in his home. A son of the late Samuel and Minerva Scott Toland, he was born in Marshall county, May 30, 1876. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Golda Cheistee Toland; five sons, Woodrow, at home, Samuel, Cecil, Kenneth and Ralph Toland, all of Pennsylvania; three daughters, Mrs. Irene Tharp, of Waynesburg, Pa.; Mrs. Hazel Miller and Mrs. Virginia Lee Thompson, both of Ninevah, Pa. Friends are being received at Kepner's 107 Key Ave., Elm Grove. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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


George Warren Toland, 74, carpenter and resident of this city for the past 45 years, died this morning at 3:15 o'clock at his home, 1319 Alley H. He had been seriously ill since January 25. Mr. Toland was born at Dallas, Marshall county, September 29, 1865, a son of James and Elizabeth Fordyce Toland, and received his education in the Dallas schools. He moved to Wheeling in 1894 and had resided here since. Mr. Toland was a member of the Methodist church. Surviving are one brother, R. J. Todd, of Wheeling, and a number of nieces and nephews. The body was removed to the Bertschy Memorial mortuary. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at a time to be announced later. Dr. W. H. Fields, pastor-emeritus of First Christian church will be in charge. Interment is to be in Greenwood cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Monday, July 22, 1975]

TOLAND, James E., 63, of 1014 Cherry St., Wheeling, died Sunday in Ohio Valley General Hospital, Wheeling. He was an employee of Wheeling Dollar Bank and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Helen Carney Toland; four step-sons, Clarence Carney of Bellaire, Fred Carney and Frank Shrack, both of Wheeling and Lawrence Carney of West Liberty; two step-daughters, Mrs. Henry (Katherine) Wells of Bellaire and Mrs. William (Dorothy) Burress of Wheeling. Friends received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 1308 Chapline St., Wheeling, 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday where services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, July 20, 1975]

TOLAND, James Edward, 78, of Barboursville Veterans Home, Barboursville, W. Va., formerly of Viola, died Thursday in the Veteran’s Hospital, Huntington. He was a retired employee of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp., Benwood plant, a Protestant, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clark and Bertha Toland. Surviving are a sister, Anna Wilson of Dallas, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews. Friends received from 11 a.m. Monday until time of services at 1 p.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling. Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, December 28, 1917]

James Slater Toland, 29, well known resident and roller at the Whitaker-Glessner company, died Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock, the son of R. J. and Mary E. Toland.

Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family home, No. 863 McColloch street. Rev. W. H. Fields, pastor of the First Christian church will officiate. Interment will take place at Greenwood.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, May 20, 1973]

TOLAND - On Thursday, May 17, 1973, JOHN W. (BILL) TOLAND, beloved husband of Jacqueline Ayres Toland, in his 81st year. Friends received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, 7-9 p.m., Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, where services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Bernard Vogler officiating. Interment in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

Toland Funeral

Victim of a lingering illness, Mrs. Mary Clemens Toland of 863 McColloch street, passed away at 7 o'clock Saturday morning at her home, aged 73. She had been in impaired health for several months.

The funeral has been arranged to occur this afternoon, beginning at 2 o'clock at the residence with the Rev. William H. Fields of First Christian Church, officiating, burial to follow in Greenwood cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Thursday, November 18, 1965]

TOLAND, Miss Pearl E., of 1248 Baltimore St., died Wednesday in a nursing home. She was born March 27, 1889 at Beham, Washington County, Pa., a daughter of Reuben J. and Elizabeth Clemens Toland and was a retired practical nurse. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Elsie Steele of West Liberty; three nephews, James Toland of Wheeling, Bernard Trott of Triadelphia, and James Williney of St. Petersburg, Fla; and a niece Mrs. Pearl Stollar of West Liberty. Friends received at Kepner's, 107 Key Ave. 2-4 and 7-9. Services there Saturday at 10:30. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Friday, July 5, 1946]

Reuben J. Toland Obsequies Saturday

Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock the Rev. Thomas Ullom, pastor of the Elm Grove Christian church will conduct obsequies in the Crider funeral home for Reuben Jasper Toland, retired farmer and resident of 863 McColloch street, who died Wednesday at his home following a lengthy illness.

Burial will be made in Greenwood cemetery.

He was born in Beham, Pa., October 15, 1858, a son of James and Elizabeth Fordyce Toland. For many years he had engaged in farming, moving to his late home on McColloch street from Dallas, W. Va., in 1911. He had been retired for many years.

His wife, Mary Clemens Toland, died 14 years ago.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Elsie Steele of West Liberty, W. Va., Mrs. Louise Costain and Mrs. Marie Trott of Wheeling, Mrs. Lena Jones of Dormont, Pa., and Mrs. Pearl Toland at home. Eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive.

(Cheryl McCombs)


TOMLINSON, Homer Charles, 79, of Eoff St. Wheeling, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. He was a self-employed realtor and building contractor in Wheeling, and a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Wheeling. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret "Peg" Jane Keenan Tomlinson, in 1885; his parents, Charles Franklin Tomlinson and Gertrude Van Scyoc Tomlinson; two brothers, Albert and Roy; a sister Helen Virginia Cook. Surviving are a son, Richard L. Tomlinson of Naples, Fla; three grandchildren, Scott Tomlinson of Atlanta, Brooke Tomlinson of Naples and Jennifer Tomlinson Boyd of Pittsburgh; a great-grandson, Zachery Tomlinson of Atlanta. There will be no visitation. Services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob streets, Wheeling. Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 98 B.E. Cove Ave/ Wheeling, W.Va. 26003

(Phyllis Slater)

Wheeling Register Sept. 16, 1906 p. 3

Tracy, George W.

Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 1906, at 12:30 o'clock a.m., George W. Tracy, aged 59 years.

(Sara Richardson Kelly)

Wheeling Intelligencer, Tuesday, April 30, 1901 p. 8

Stephen P. Tracy Dead

Word was received here last night of the death at Allegheny, Pa., of Stephen P. Tracy, formerly of Wheeling in the eighty-first year of his age, due to the ailments of old age. Mr. Tracy moved to Allegheny four years ago, and made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Albert Sherratt, wife of a former Wheeling newspaper man. Besides this daughter the deceased is survived by two sons, George W. Tracy of Wheeling, and John E. Tracy, of Sistersville. The deceased was actively engaged on the river from 1840 to 1880, as a steward on the daily wheeling-Cincinnati packets, as well as on boats in southern waters in the winter. Mr. Tracy was a familiar figure here, until his removal.

(Sara Richardson Kelly)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Sunday, August 5, 1956]

Trott, Mrs. Nellie Marie Toland of 863(?) McColloch St., Wheeling, died Saturday at 3:30 a.m. in the Ohio Valley General Hospital. Born April 21, 1893, she was a daughter of Rueben J. and Mary E. Clemans Toland. She was a member of the Christian Church. Surviving are one son, Bernard James Trott of Wheeling; three sisters, Miss Pearl Toland and Mrs. Louise Costain, both of Wheeling, and Mrs. Elsie Steele of West Liberty, and three grandchildren. Her husband died in 1938. Services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Bertschy Memorial Mortuary, with the Rev. Thomas Ullom officiating. Burial will be made in Greenwood Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, December 9, 1937]

Trott Infant Dies At Family Residence

Russell Thomas Trott, three-day-old son of Bernard J. and Wilda Heiser Trott, died this morning at 11:10 o'clock at the family home, 1068 McColloch street. The child had been ill since birth. The body was removed to the Bertschy Memorial mortuary where private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, July 3, 1956]

TROTT, Mrs. Sadie Ann, Barnesville RD, who died Sunday night in the Barnesville Hospital, will be buried in Crestview Memorial Park Wednesday afternoon following services at the Campbell Funeral Home at 3 o'clock. Her pastor, Rev. Floyd Workman of the Main Street Methodist Church, will be in charge. She was born in Barnesville June 10.,1887, a daughter of James and Florence Edwards. She was the widow of James Trott and was it member of the Main Street Methodist Church, the Daughters of America and the Forsythia Twig. She leaves seven daughters, Mrs. William Warrick, east of town, with whom she made her home; Mrs. Paeral Latiathin, Mrs Helen Starr ,Mrs. Gladys Danford, all of near Barnesville; Mrs. Florence Hossman, near Jerusalem: Mrs. Edith Basford near Quaker City, and Mrs. Mary McEndree of Doylestown; 19 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and three brothers, E. L. Edwards, Pittsburgh, Claude of Sparta. and Carl of Canton.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Monday, September 12, 1938]

Former Mill Worker Succumbs To Long Illness Sunday Morning

Thomas J. Trott, 52, a retired employee of the Laughlin plant of the Carnegie-Illinois Steel company at Martins Ferry, died Sunday morning at 2:30 o'clock at his home, 1026 Alley H. He had been ill some time. Mr. Trott was born at Apollo, Pa., August 10, 1886, a son of Mrs. Mary J. Trott Williams and Noah Trott. He spent is early life in Pennsylvania and Ohio, coming to Wheeling to make his home 35 years ago. He was employed at the Laughlin mill for many years, retiring in 1932 because of ill health. Surviving are his wife, Marie A. Trott; one son, Bernard J. Trott, of this city; his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. George Williams, of this city; three brothers, A. G. Trott, Sr., of Martins Ferry, Walter Trott, of Wheeling, and George Williams, Jr., of Hollidays Cove, W. Va. Funeral services are to be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the chapel of the Bertschy Memorial mortuary. Rev. W. H. Fields, pastor-emeritus of First Christian church, will have charge. Greenwood cemetery is to be the place of burial.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Friday, December 29, 1967]

Trott, Mrs. Wilda Mae, 50, Middle Wheeling Creek Rd., died Thursday at 9:20 p.m. at Wheeling Hospital. She was born in Wheeling, Oct. 10, 1917, daughter of Mrs. Hazel Radway Heiser and the late Russell Heiser. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, Bernard J.; one daughter, Mrs. David Slicer, Newport, Vt.; two grandchildren; one brother, Charles Heiser, Wheeling; three sisters, Mrs. Betty Vincent, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Zelda Kreitzer, Bethlehem; Mrs. Lois Lovejoy, Canton, O. Friends may call at Kepner Funeral Home, 107 Key Ave., after 7 p.m. Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)

Gregory A. Turner

TURNER, Mr. Gregory Allen, 58, of Hwy 78, Tallapoosa, Ga., passed away December 18, 2006.

Mr. Turner was born July 21, 1948, in Wheeling, W.Va., to the late Harry Alexander and Dolores Frances Gajewski Turner.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Harry “Mickey” A. Turner, Jr.

Mr. Turner is survived by his wife, Margaret Ann Thrower Turner, of Tallapoosa; daughters and sons-in-law, Katrina Seltzer, of Oxford, Ala., Bonnie and John Lo, of Huntington Beach, Cailf., Shelley and Jimmy Rogers, and Kelley Turner, all of Oxford; step-daughters, Dee and Greg Wilson, of Tallapoosa and Christa and Carl Owens, of Carrollton; ten grandchildren, Zach and Andrew Seltzer, Fisher Lo, Courtney Beavers, Kaitlin Waters, Cade Rogers, Stephanie and Stephen Wilson and Tyler and Dustin Traylor; sisters, Patty Stout, Sandy Cardwell, and Janet Turner, all of Wheeling; and brother, Bill Turner, of Hendersonville, N.C.

Mr. Turner was retired from the U.S. Army as a SFC. He was a member of the VFW of Anniston and the West Georgia Bass Club. He was Presbyterian by faith and attended First Assembly of God in Tallapoosa.

Funeral services for Mr. Turner will be conducted Friday, December 22, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the First Assembly of God with the Rev. Ronnie Brooks officiating.

He will lie-in-state at the church from 1–2 p.m.

Pallbearers serving will be Jimmy Rogers, Carl Owens, Greg Wilson, Bill Turner, Marshall Watson and Jack Dooley. Honorary pallbearers will be John Lo, Tyler and Dustin Traylor, Bill Rodriguez, Wilton Page, David Pyles and James Crane.

Interment will follow in Hollywood City Cemetery, with full military honors provided by the Haralson County Veterans Association.

Miller Funeral Home of Tallapoosa was in charge of the arrangements.


[Source: Wheeling Register, March 17, 1919]

On Sunday, March 16, 1919, at 2 o'clock a.m., at the family residence, No. 450 Market street. Mollie, wife of Richard Turner, in her 50th year.

Funeral service on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends respectfully invited to attend. Interment at Greenwood cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)