Ohio County "W" Obituaries   


Waddell, Henry Wells, 72 of RD 1 Wheeling, died Saturday, December 11, 1976 at Ohio Valley General Hospital. He was a member of the Short Creek united Methodist Church and a retired substation attendant for Windsor Power Coal Co. Surviving are his wife, Ann Hajny Waddell; a brother, William R. of Wheeling; and a sister, Miss Lou Waddell of Wheeling. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday and 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Bodey Funeral Home, 2101 Warwood Ave., where services will be held Tuesday at !0 a.m. Interment in Short Creek Cemetery.

(Becky Bowman Baldauf)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, October 30, 1922]


Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Hellstern Wagner, who died Saturday evening at the Ohio Valley General hospital, were incomplete last night, but will probably be held Wednesday at her late residence, No. 3529 Jacob street. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at the Church of Immaculate Conception. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Mrs. Wagner was well known in South Wheeling. She was the wife of James Wagner. She was borne here and was 63 years old.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Wagner is survived by one daughter, two brothers and four grandchildren.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Martins Ferry Dailey Times - March 24, 1931

Chas. Walker, is Stricken.
Peritonitis is Fatal to Wheeling Traction Company Employee.

Charles Walker, 52, 650 Main St and employee of the Wheeling Traction Co, died this morning at 9:15 in the Wheeling Hospital. He was admitted to the hospital last Friday suffering from stomach aliment, and death resulted from Peritonitis.

Mr. Walker was employed as a motorman for about then 10 Years and worked until illness forced him to bed just a few weeks ago. He was a member of the Methodist Church and was affiliated with Enterprise Council no. 321, Junior O.U.A.M.

He was born September 26, 1858 at Wellsville, a son of the late John and Nancy Walker. He lives his wife: his Stepmother, Mrs. Lennie Walker, Harrisville; one Daughter, Eulaia, at home; one Sister, Mrs. Harry Darnn, Wheeling.

The Body has been removed to the McDaniel undertaking parlors pending arrangements for the Funeral. It will be taken to Harrisville for burial.

(Mary Staley)


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

WALLACE - On Friday, Dec. 4, 1903, WM. MAYER WALLACE, son of Mrs. KATHERINE and HARRY WALLACE, aged 1 year, 4 months and 10 days. Funeral notice hereafter.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Newspaper & date unknown. Died April 21, 1984

WALT, Charles A. Sr., 87 of RD 1, Dallas, W.Va. dies Saturday (Apr 21, 1984) in Wheeling Continuous Care Center. He was a retired employee of Blaw-Knox, Wheeling, and was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Elm Grove. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florance M. Bleifus Walt, in 1969. Surviving are two sons, Charles A. Jr. and John J., both of Dallas, W.Va.; two daughters, Christina E. Hall of Gardena, Calif., and Mrs. Charles (Mary Alice) Carroll of Las Vegas; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, 7-9 p.m. Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Elm Grove. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

(M. Theresa Cox)

Florence Madelyn Bleifus Walt

Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, West Virginia - Jan 22, 1969

Walt, Mrs. Florence Madelyn Bleifus, 66, of Rt 1 Dallas, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Wheeling Hospital. She was born Oct. 18, 1902; in Wheeling, daughter of William R. and the later Christina Sherman Bleifus. She was a member of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic church and the Christian Mothers Society. Survivors include her husband, Charles A. Walt, Sr.; two sons, charles A. Jr. of Dallas and John J of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Alice Carroll of Los Vegas, Nev., and Mrs. Christina Hall of Gardena, Calif.; her father of Middle Wheeling Creek; three sisters, Mrs. Joseph Langmyer and Mrs. Paul Straussner of Tridelphia and Mrs. Herman Klug of Middle Wheeling Creek; two brothers, Leo A. of Elm grove and Paul of Harney, Ill; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Friends received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. High requiem mass at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Rosary devotions at 8pm. Thursday at the funeral home.

(M. Theresa Cox)


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

Miss Florence Geneva Walter, aged 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Walter, passed away at the family home in Park View at 3:30 o’clock yesterday morning, following a brief illness of pneumonia.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, March 17, 1919]

On Sunday, March 16, 1919, at 11:50 o'clock a.m., at the Ohio Valley General Hospital, Lila Thornburg, wife of the late Clifford W. Walton, in the 34th year of her age.

Funeral services will be held at the Mendel Company Chapel, No. 1212 Chapline street. The time will be announced later.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Monday, January 9, 1871]


A most estimable young man, living near Isaac Kelly’s residence on Short Creek, named Morgan Warden, was taken with bleeding of the nose on Friday afternoon, which could not be stopped until he had bled to death. He had been suffering severely from inflammatory rheumatism for some time prior to his decease.

(Cheryl McCombs)


This is from an undated clipping. Text on the back places it in 1945, consistent with his recorded death of Saturday, Feb 10, 1945

Chas. Warsinskey Dies at Hospital

Charles Warsinskey, veteran employee of the Continental Can company, died Saturday night at 10:45 o’clock at the Wheeling Hospital. Had had been a patient for several days and death was attributed to complications.

Born in Wheeling, March 31, 1884, he was the son of the late Frank and Caroline Meyers Warsinskey. He had been an employee for a number of years at the Warwood plant of the Continental company. He was a member of St. Stevens Church.

His wife died 23 years ago. Surviving are the following children, Clarence Warsinskey of Wheeling, and Frank Warsinskey of Cleveland, Mrs. Harry Dutton and Mrs. Neal Kastner of Wheeling.

The body has been removed to the Bertschy Memorial Mortuary by the Beiswenger service. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Lou Woodruff)


Wheeling Intelligencer, Wednesday, Feb 4, 1931


     Christian F. Warsinskey, 45, for the past 18 years a truck driver for the H. L. Seabright company and a well known resident of South Wheeling, died at 6:50 o’clock this morning at his home, 3614 Woods street. He had been ill for almost four months.
     Mr. Warsinskey was born in Benwood, December 24, 1885, and received his education in the public schools of Wheeling. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bertha Oberman Warsinskey; three sons, Edward, Leo, and Erland Warsinskey, all at home; one daughter, Alberta, at home; two brothers, Charles and Fred Warsinsky and one sister, Mrs. James Morgan, all of Wheeling.
     The body, now at the C.W. Breummer company funeral home on Twenty-second street; will be returned to the late residence today, where services will be held at a time to be announced later. Rev. John R. C. Haas, of St. Paul’s Evangelical Church, has been selected to officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.


The Wheeling News Register


     Arrangements were completed last night for the funeral of Christian F. Warsinsky, 45, since 1913 a truck driver for the H. L. Seabright company and who died shortly before 7 o’clock Tuesday morning in his home in South Wheeling after an illness of four months duration.
     To occur Friday afternoon, beginning at 2:30 o’clock at the residence, No. 3614 Woods street, the last rites will be conducted by Rev. John R.C. Haas of the St Paul’s Evangelical church. Interment will follow in Mount Zion cemetery. The body was returned to the residence yesterday afternoon from the Bruemmer mortuary.
     Mr. Warsinsky was born in Benwood, the day before Christmas of 1885 and had spent his entire life in the Wheeling district, receiving his education in Wheeling public schools.
     In addition to his wife, the former Miss Bertha Oberman he is survived by three sons, Edward, Leo, and Erland Warsinsky, and a daughter Alberta Warsinsky, all at home. He also leaves two brothers, Charles and Fred Warsinsky and a sister, Mrs. James Morgan, all of Wheeling.

(Lou Woodruff)


Wheeling News Register Sunday September 30, 1923

F. W. Warsinski, Aged 72, is Dead
Succumbs to Illness in South Wheeling Home After Three Years, Funeral Services Monday

Following an illness of about three years, Frank W. Warsinski, aged 72 years, a well-known resident of South Wheeling, passed away yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the family home, 4014 Woods street.

He was born in Germany on May 17, 1851, and came to this country when a young man and had lived in this community for many years. He leaves his wife and three sons, Charles, Christian and Fred Warsinski , and one daughter, Mrs. J.L. Morgan, all of Wheeling District. Funeral services will be held in the home on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with burial in Mount Wood cemetery.


Wheeling Intelligencer, Monday, October 1, 1923

Warsinsky Rites

Funeral services for Frank Warsinsky, aged 73, who died Friday evening at his late home on Wood street, following a lingering illness of complications, will be held this afternoon at two o’clock from his late home. Rev. A.C. Rasche will officiate and interment will be made in Mount Zion cemetery. (Lou Woodruff)


Newspaper clipping undated. Buried at Mt Zion 10 May 1941

WARSINSKY RITES TO BE HELD TODAY      Funeral services for Herman Warsinsky, 80, retired former employee of the Wheeling Steel company will be held from the Trevey funeral home at McMechen this afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Archie Mackey, minister of the McMechen Christian church, will officiate. Interment will be in Mount Zion cemetery, Wheeling.

     Mr. Warsinsky, formerly was a resident of Wheeling but for the past 11 years had made his home with a stepdaughter, Mrs. Clarence Byard of 1208 Baltimore street McMechen. He is survived by three children, two stepchildren and eight grandchildren.

(Lou Woodruff)


"Wheeling Intelligencer" - Thursday, Aug 7, 1913

Warcinski Funeral
     Funeral services over the remains of the late Theo. Warcinski, who died very suddenly last Sunday afternoon at the late home on Thirteenth street, were held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. George Helm, pastor of St. Matthew’s Lutheran church, officiated. Interment was made at the Rose Hill cemetery in Bellaire and the funeral services were largely attended.

(Lou Woodruff)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Friday, December 11, 1908]

Watkins Obsequies

The remains of Charles H. Watkins, Sr., the former well-known business man and veteran of the civil war, were laid at rest in Greenwood cemetery with the military honors on Thursday afternoon in the presence of a large concourse of friends of the late Mr. Watkins and his family. Impressive services were conducted at the Watkins home, Forest View, east of Elm Grove, at 2:15o'clock, the Rev. Sterling J. Miller, pastor of the Thompson M. E. church, and Rev. O. U. Marple, pastor of the Triadelphia M. E. church, officiating. Selections were rendered by a quartette, and the officiating ministers paid a high tribute to the life of the late Mr. Watkins, speaking of his worth to the community as a business man, and as one whose influence tended toward the uplifting of others.

The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful, consisting of a large golden gate floral design from the city council, a broken wheel from the employees of the Marsh stogie factory, a broken column from the employees of the Palace Furniture Company, and other tributes from the W. C. T. U., the Woman's Relief Corps. and other organizations and individuals.

Among the out of town relatives of the late Mr. Watkins were three cousins, James and William B. Hunter, both of Pittsburgh, and H. W. Hunter of Moundsville, all being accompanied by their wives. The active pall bearers were M. M. McGee, William McGee, Lee A. Riley, James McGee, John Wolf and Harry F. Jones. The six honorary pall bearers were Captain John Crockard, Benjamin Exley, who was a comrade of Mr. Watkins in Battery D.; Henry Pebler of the same battery, J. W. White of the Palace Furniture Company, W. R. Donaldson, representing the Thomson M. E. church, and Joseph M. Gollner, representing M. Marsh & Sons. Besides the G. A. R., a number of members of the city council attended. Two special cars left over the City & Elm Grove line at the corner of Twelfth and Chapline streets at 1:30 o'clock, and they were crowded to seating capacity.

The services at the grave were in charge of the G. A. R., and after the body was consigned to earth, Theodore Roller, bugler of Battery D., sounded the "taps." Out of respect to the departed the Palace Furniture Company, of which Mr. Charles H. Watkins, Jr., is manager, and also the store of M. Marsh & Sons, were closed during the services.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Wednesday, April 3, 1918]

Joseph Watkins

Joseph Watkins, 76, formerly of this city, died at Brooklyn, Iowa, according to word received here yesterday. He was born in this city and lived here until eight years ago. He leaves one sister, Mrs. W. H. Riley, of Lansing, Ohio. The body will probably be brought to this city for burial.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Monday, February 6, 1871]

WATSON - On Saturday evening, February 4th, 1871, at 5 o’clock, Mrs. CHRISTIAN WATSON, in the 86th year of her age.

The funeral will take place from the residence of her son-in-law, John Butterfield, on Market street, Centre Wheeling, on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The friends of the family are invited to attend.

(Cheryl McCombs)

David B. Watson

WATSON, David B., 61, of Alta Loma and Palm Desert, California, eagled his way into Heaven on March 28, 2007, at his home in Palm Desert.

He was born on December 1, 1945, in Wheeling, W.Va., the only son of Bernese and Carl Watson.

He was the founder and president of JP Reprographics; a member of the Coachella Valley Economic Partners, and the Building Industry of Southern California. He served honorably in the Vietnam War and left the service after attaining the rank of Captain.

He attended both Linsly Military Institute and graduated from White Plains High School in New York. He attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and was a graduate of San Jose State. He was a devoted father, a well-loved family member and friend, as well as a passionate golfer. His smile and laughter would light up a room, and he will be sorely missed.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Matthew and Mariah Bennett of Stamm Lane, Wheeling; and his paternal grandparents, James “Jolly” and Naomi Watson of Stone Church, Wheeling.

In addition to his grandparents, he was preceded in death by his aunt, Bertha Watson McGill and her husband, Lee McGill, of Buckeye Lake, Ohio; and his uncle, Robert L. Watson of Wheeling.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 20 years, Robbie Watson; and his beloved son, Christopher Mat thew Watson, both of Alta Loma, Calif.; as well as his in-laws; numerous California nieces and nephews; and his West Virginia and Ohio Watson cousins.

There will be no viewing; and following cremation, there will be several services in the areas David loved best.

His formal interment will be at the Arlington Mortuary in Riverside National Cemetery, Staging Area No. 2, in Riverside, Calif., at 1:15 p.m. on April 13, 2007.

His final journey will be to West Virginia where a memorial celebration of David’s life and laughter will be held at a later date, to be announced, in Wheeling.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the following charities: The Oglebay Park Foundation, Oglebay Park, Wheeling, WV 26003; The Boys and Girls Club of Coachella Valley, 42-600 Cook Street, Suite 120, Palm Desert, CA 92211; or Wheeling Big Band Society, c/o Lee Kelvington, 24 St. Charles Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003.


[Source: Wheeling Daily Register, Thursday, April 12, 1894]

ROBERT WATSON, aged sixty-five years, died at the City Hospital yesterday morning, of lung trouble. He was one of the old citizens of Wheeling.

(Cheryl McCombs)

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Wautsbaker
Octogenarian, Succumbs Friday

Widow of Henry Wautsbaker, Life Resident, Ill Two Weeks

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Klieves Wautsbaker, 80, widow of Henry Wautsbaker and a life resident of this community, died Friday evening at 7:35 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Norman, 198 Seventeenth st., after a serious illness of two weeks duration. She had been in ill health for the past year.

Mrs. Wautsbaker was born here August 26, 1861, a daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Klieves. A resident of Center Wheeling the greater part of her life, she had made her home with her daughter for some time.

Mrs. Wautsbaker attended the Second Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Albert Norman, and Mrs. Tillie Gillespie, both of this city; one sister, Mrs. Kate Naber, of Bellaire, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Nora Klieves, also of Wheeling; two grandchildren, Mrs. Bernard McKee and John Norman, also of this city and six great grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Schmeichel funeral home pending completion of arrangements for services.

-Wheeling Intelligencer, Saturday, August 1, 1942 (Page 2)

(Debbi Anthony)


[Source "The Intelligencer," Wheeling, W.Va., Saturday, May 29, 1999]

AUDRA T. RICKEY WAYNE of Willow Lane, Wheeling, a noted Wheeling historian, died Thursday, May 27, 1999, in Reston, Va. She was 71. She was born January 26, 1928, in Pennboro, W.Va., the daughter of the late HOWARD and MARGARET JAMISON RICKEY.

She was considered the leading city genealogist and former president of the Wheeling Area Genealogical Society. She compiled and indexed more than 62 books at the Ohio County Public Library, where she was a volunteer in the Wheeling Room; an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, serving as registrar and as the organizer of the DAR program at the Madonna of the Trail for the yearly National Road celebration. She was organizer of the Greenwood Cemetery tour and the Oglebay Owners Tour, and was a researcher of the original land grant maps of Ohio County. She was a member of the Bethlehem United Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her husband, CURTIS N. WAYNE; a daughter, BARBARA E. WAYNE of Sterling, Va.; two sisters, JUANITA DELANCEY of Parkersburg, W.Va., LUELLA MORGAN of Point Pleasant, W.Va., a grandson, WILLIAM THOMAS WAYNE JESTICE of Sterling.

Friends received noon-3 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Bethlehem United Presbyterian Church, 45 Chapel Road, Wheeling, with Rev. Homer D. Harden officiating. Interment will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Sunset Cemetery, Parkersburg, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, 89 Newberry St., Suite 201, Danvers, Mass., 01923-1075.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs & Phyllis Slater.

WAYNE, Curtis N., 83, formerly of Wheeling, W.Va., died Tuesday, August 14, 2007, in Reston, Virginia, of Parkinson’s disease.

Mr. Wayne was born and raised in Clay and Calhoun counties, West Virginia.

A veteran of World War II, he was the radio operator on a B-29, based on Tinian Island in the Pacific.

After returning from service, he resumed work for the Bell System for the next 35 years, supervising the installation of telephone central office equipment around West Virginia and neighboring states.

During his 40 years in Wheeling, Wayne was active in the community, particularly with the Wheeling Lions Club. As the club’s Chancellor, he rewrote the bylaws. He served as president in 1971. He received the Melvin Jones award for years of outstanding service with the Lion’s Sight Foundation, providing free eye care and glasses to those in need. He was a member of the Board of Directors and the Sight Committee, having helped set up the original working procedures for the Sight Committee. He earned a lifetime membership for his many years of outstanding service.

Wayne also was active through the Telecom Pioneers, the world’s largest industry- related volunteer community service organization, having served in several official capacities for the local council, including president. He was known for his historical and parliamentary knowledge, as well as his wit and humor.

A member of the Bethlehem United Presbyterian Church, Wayne served as a church elder in the late 1960s. A talented woodworker, carpenter and all around handyman, he resided on Willow Lane in Bethlehem through much of his career and retirement until 1999, in the house he built in 1960.

He was also affiliated with Friendship Lodge No. 84, Hagerstown, Maryland of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.

Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, local historian Audra Rickey Wayne, as well as two brothers; and four sisters.

One brother, Henry J. Wayne, lives in Fairmount, Indiana. In addition, he is survived by his daughter and son- in-law, Barbara E. Wayne and Ricky J. Bacon, of Sterling, Virginia; and grandson, William Thomas Wayne Justice of Santa Cruz, Calif.

Friends may call Friday, August 17, 2007, from 6-8 p.m. at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling.

Funeral services will be held at the Bethlehem United Presbyterian Church, Wheeling, at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 18, 2007, with the Reverend David Lawrence officiating and the Reverend Homer Harden assisting.

Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday, August 19, 2007, in Sunset Memory Gardens in Parkersburg, W.Va.

CHAS. F. WEISS, Produce Dealer (Died May 21, 1943)

Funeral Rites Monday Afternoon

Charles F. (Chub) Weiss, 55, former wholesale produce dealer died Friday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at his home, 123 North Eleventh Street, Warwood.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Schmeichel funeral home. Rev. Arthur Pritchard of the Third Presbyterian Church, will officiate.

Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Mr. Weiss had been ill for several years and critical for the past two weeks.

He was born in Wheeling, March 9, 1888, a son of the late Fred and Caroline Long Weiss. He was a life resident of this community and had made his home in Warwood since 1939. For the past year he had been custodian of the Warwood grade school.

He was a member of the Third Presbyterian church and also belonged to Wheeling Lodge No. 5, A.F. & A.M.

A son, Charles Weiss, died June 15, 1942.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Brandt Weiss; two daughters, Misses Edna and May Weiss, both at home; a son, Cpl. Robert L. Weiss, with the United States Army in Africa; two sisters, Mrs. Gilbert Rolf of Flint, Mich., Mrs. Anthony Reinbold, Wheeling; two brothers, Harry Weiss of this city, William Weiss of Bellaire, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Charles Weiss, Wheeling and a granddaughter, Patti Weiss. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

(Kim Weiss Westall)

CHARLES W. WEISS - Died 15 June 1942

Funeral Wednesday

At 3:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the chapel of the Schmeichel funeral home, services are to be held for Charles W. Weiss, 30, assistant secretary-treasurer of the Fulton Bank and Trust company, who died Monday morning of burns received in an accident Sunday at his home, 867 National road, Woodsdale.

Dr. John Arthur Visser, pastor of Vance Memorial Presbyterian church, is to officiate. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will include E. W. S. Neff, Edward Menkemeller, Tom J. Neff, H. D. Posey and William Thomas.

Active pallbearers will be Norman Bogers, Ben Connelly, David Derry, Louis Diehl, Ray Jachumsen, Charles Kaiser, Henry Kindelberger, Robert Ragase and Milton Stephan.

Members of Wheeling Lodge No. 5, A.F. & A.M., will hold services at the cemetery.

Grand Council, Order of DeMolay, will meet at DeMolay headquarters this evening at 7:30 o'clock and will go to the funeral home in a body to conduct services."

(Kim Weiss Westall)

The Intelligencer - Tuesday, August 21, 1990


WEISS, Edna M., 76, of 9909 Mount Clair Court, Vienna, VA., formerly of Wheeling and Bellaire, died Saturday at home. She was a retired pharmacist of Padden's Pharmacy, Wheeling, and a Presbyterian. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Margaret W.) Norman, with whom she resided; a sister, May E. Weiss of Lancaster, Ohio; a grandson, Michael James Norman of Vienna. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.Wednesday and Thursday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling. Arrangements are incomplete. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Northern Virginia, 16 Street N., Arlington, VA. 22203, or the Wheeling Community Hospice, 439 Warwood Ave., Wheeling.

[Note: Her address should have read Montclair Court and she was a pharmacist's assistant.]

(Kim Weiss Westall)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Tuesday, August 14, 1962]

WELLMAN, Mrs. Blanche Crupe, 62, Bethany Pike, Wellsburg, died Monday evening at Wheeling Hospital. She was born June 23, 1900, at West Alexander, Pa., the daughter of John W. and Etta Gunn Crupe. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Janet Holien of Fort Worth, Tex.; seven sons, Raymond, Gerald, Lloyd and Dallas of Bethany Pike, Wellsburg, Ronald of Washington Pike, Wellsburg, James and Richard at home; three sisters, Mrs. Edna Zonker, Mrs. Ethel Moren and Mrs. Mary Ellison, all of Wellsburg. Friends received at the Carte Funeral Home, Wellsburg, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. O. J. Howearth. Burial in West Middletown, Pa. Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, November 9, 1988]

WELTY, Alma Schaffer Erbacher, 79 of 1 Indian Point Estates, Wheeling, died Tuesday in Wheeling Hospital. She was a retired cook for St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Erbacher, in 1952; her second husband, Henry Welty, in 1958. Surviving are four sons, Michael Welty of Maryland, Joseph D. Erbacher Jr. of Wheeling, Lawrence and F. Patrick Erbacher, both of Cadiz; seven daughters, Mrs. Jerome (Rita) Affeldt of Puyallup, Wash., Mrs. Don (Libby) Reed of McMechen, Nancy Geoghan of Martins Ferry, Mrs. Robert “Herk” (Rose) Henry of Mozart, Mrs. Ronald (Sandy) Theiss, Mrs. Ted (Judy) Glatz and Mrs. Warren (Sue) McLaughlin, all of Wheeling; three brothers, Robert Schaffer of Benwood, Walter Schaffer of Wheeling, and Edward Schaffer of Mozart; two sisters, Catherine Pastorius of McMechen, and Mrs. Herman (Bernadine) Fish of Wheeling; 32 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren.

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

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Thursday, July 17, 1958]

WELTY, Henry M., of 2707 Wood St., died suddenly Wednesday at 8 p.m. at his home. Born Sept. 20, 1904, in Wheeling, he was a son of the late Martin and Sophia Pockl Welty. He was a machinist's helper at Blaw Knox Corp. for 15 years. He was a member of St. Alphonsus Church. Surviving are his wife, Alma Schafer Erbacher Welty; surviving are four sons, Michael Welty, Joseph Erbacher Jr., Patrick Erbacher and Larry Erbacher, all of Wheeling; seven daughters, Nancy Welty, Mrs. Roberta Henry, Sandra, Judy, Mary Elizabeth and Susan Erbacher, all of Wheeling, Rita Ann Erbacher of Capitol Heights, Md; five sisters, Mrs. Joseph Bachmeier and Mrs. William Kyle, both of Capitol Heights; Mrs. Rusell Workenhauer of Wheeling, Mrs. Sherwood Harding of Bridgeport, Mrs. Thomas Parrasol of Riverdale, Md.; four grandchildren. He lived his entire life in Wheeling and was a member of Branch No. 30, Knights of St. George. Friends may call at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., where services will be held at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, followed by a High Mass of Requiem at 9 a.m. in St. Alphonsus Church. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Members of the parish will recite the Rosary at 8 p.m. Friday.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Wednesday, March 22, 2000]

WESTFALL, Kelcel L. "Whig," 86, of Marshall Ave., Wheeling, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, in Wheeling Hospital.

He was a retired carpenter from Local 2 and a Methodist. He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas; his parents, Ira and Ida Lowe Westfall; four brothers and five sisters. Surviving are his wife, Thelma Opal Tomey Westfall; three sons, Richard K. and his wife,

Kathy, of Louisville, Ky.; Lairl W. and his wife, Sharon; and Gary B. an d his wife, Donna, all of Wheeling; a daughter, Linda Megale and her husband, William, of Chicago; a brother, Robert of Pensacola, Fla.; a sister, Virginia Karickhoff of Buckhannon, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Wheeling. Arrangements are incomplete.


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Thursday, March 23, 2000]

WESTFALL - On Wednesday, March 22, 2000, KELCEL L. "WHIG" WESTFALL, beloved husband of Thelma Opal Tomery Westfall, in his 87th year.

He was past president of Carpenters Union Local 3, and past president and current member of Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 1891.

Friends received 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling, where services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family at Heavner Cemetery, Buckhannon, W.Va. Elm Grove Eagles services at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

Frederick Westlake

Frederick DeLoss Westlake, 70 7th St.. Midland, bartender at the Midland American Legion Post 481, died suddenly of bronchial pneumonia Tuesday at 11:30 p. m. at his home. He was 51.

He was born Dec. 22, 1908, in Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Beaver First Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nancy Westlake, a daughter, Claudia Westlake, and two sons, George Westlake and Fred Westlake Jr., all at home, and another son, Terrance Westlake of Midland; his mother, Mrs. Nellie Westlake of Beaver, and two sisters, Mrs. Velma Robson of Stoneboro, Pa., and Mrs. Beatrice Ealy of Montrose, Calif.

The Schwerha Funeral Home in Midland is arranging services and friends may call there after 7 p. m. Thursday.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

Wheat Services

With close friends of the family serving as pallbearers, last rites occur today for Mrs. Ella Thatcher Wheat, well known resident of the North Island, an invalid for nearly 15 years, who succumbed to ten day's illness early Saturday morning at her home, 325 North Huron street.

The funeral will be conducted at the Kepner home, 1308 Chapline street, beginning at two o'clock this afternoon with interment to follow in Greenwood cemetery. Officiating will be her pastor, the Rev. Jo W. G. Fast of Fourth Street M. E. church and the Rev. John H. Hess, retired Methodist minister.

E. M. Cotton, Dent A. Taylor, W. E. Ray, D. Alan Burt, R. B. Nay and W. M. Evans have been designated as pallbearers.

(Cheryl McCombs)

"Wheeling Intelligencer" - Monday, September 19, 1949


FRANK WHEAT, Cabinetmaker, Dies Suddenly

     Frank Walter Wheat, 57, cabinetmaker employed by the Wheeling Billiard Supply company and a veteran of World War I, died Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at his home, 3738 Chapline st. Although he had been ill for the past two weeks, his death was unexpected.
     Born in the same house, in which he lived and died, Septmeber 9, 1892, Mr. Wheat was a son of the late Walter H., and Lydia Belle Southerland (sic) Wheat. He learned the cabinetmaker's trade as a young man.
     The deceased was a member of Wheeling Aerie No. 344, Fraternal Order of Eagles.
     Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Jane Hall, at home; Mrs. Frank S. Martin of Charleston, one brother, Captain A. E. Wheat of Titusville, Pa; two nieces and one nephew.
     Friends will be received at Kepner's 36th and Jacob st.

(Linda Sodaro)


"Wheeling Intelligencer" - 15 Nov 1879

WHEAT - On Friday, November 14, 1879 at 12 o'clock ?, Jesse S. Wheat, in the 48th year of his age.
     Funeral from his late residence No. 3724 Chapline Street, on Sunday afternoon and 2 o'clock. Friends of the family are invited. Interment at Peninsula Cemetery.

(Linda Sodaro)


"Wheeling Intelligencer" - May 12, 1949

Daughter's Efforts Futile, Mother Dies
Bathrobe Catches Fire From Small Stove, Pronounced Dead When Doctor Arrives

     Despite the heroic efforts of her daughter to save her life, Mrs. Lida Wheat, 90, died of burns in her home, 3738 Chapline street, Wednesday at 8:55 a.m.
     Police said a bathrobe, which the aged woman had wrapped around her, caught fire from a small stove in the bathroom on the second floor.
     The daughter, Mrs. J. Wheat Hall who had helped her mother get dressed a short time before and gone downstairs, heard her screams. She tried to beat out the flames, but when this failed, opened the bathroom window and shouted for help.
     Charles Porter, a neighbor, hurried to the house with a fire extinguisher and had the flames out before the arrival of firemen.
     Joes Klimas was passing by when he saw smoke coming from the house and turned in an alarm at a street box on 37th street. Companies No 3, 4 and 6 responded.
     Firemen said the aged woman was sitting on a stairway just outside the bathroom when they got there. Dr. Albert Nolte, who lives nearby, was summoned and pronounced the woman dead.
     Mrs. Lida Belle Sutherland Wheat, 89, was the widow of the late Walter H. Wheat. She was the daughter of the late John and Isabel Foster Sutherland and was born in Maysville, Ky, June 22, 1859. Her husband died in 1905.
     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jane Wheat Hall, at home and Mrs. Frank S. Martin, of Charleston, WV; two sons, Frank W. Wheat at home and Captain A. E. Wheat of Titusville, Pa and a sister, Mrs. T. D. Wilkinson of Williamstown, W.Va. There are three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
     The body is at Kepner's, 36th and Jacob streets, where services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, in charge of the Rev. Arthur Prichard former pastor of the Third Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

(Linda Sodaro)


"Wheeling Intelligencer"


WHEAT - On Wednesday, July 8, 1874 Martha R. Wheat, relict of the late James M. Wheat, Sr., in the 74th year of her age.
     Funeral from her late residence in South Wheeling, on Friday morning, July 10th, at 9 o'clock. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.
     She is not, for God has taken her. Not prematurely, not suddenly, not unexpectedly, came the summons. Her life work was well and patiently performed; her years were full of hope; her faith was unshaken to the last, and then calmly she laid the burden down, to receive in its stead an exceeding and eternal weight of glory. Having obtained help of God, she continued faithful unto the end and was translated into the joy of the immortal life, where sin, and storm, and sorrow never come. The imitation of her virtues and faith will render her death even more fruitful than her life. T.

(Linda Sodaro)


"Wheeling Intelligencer" - 13 July, 1905

Prominent South Side Man Succumbed to Locomotor Ataxia Yesterday Morning


Served in the Mail Carrier's Department Under Postmaster Hugh Sterling

     Yesterday morning at 5 o'clock, at his residence at 3738 Water Street, occured the death of Mr. Walter Wheat, brother of Mr. E. P. Wheat, of the Wheat Glove Company, and of James M. Wheat, formerly of Wheeling, but now of Chillicothe, O. Death was due to locomotor ataxia, with which the deceased has been suffering for the past four years, and with which he has been confined to his bed for two years. The funeral will take place from the family residence Friday morning at 10 a.m., and the interment will be at Greenwood cemetery. The funeral services, however, will be conducted at the home this evening, by the Rev. Mr. J.P. Leyenberger, pastor of the Third Presbyterian church.
     Mr. Wheat is survived by his widow and six children, four girls and two boys. The youngest of the children is twelve years old. Mr. Wheat was a prominent member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen.
     Mr. Wheat, while at one time in the bakery business on South Water street, left that occupation to enter the mail carriers service several years ago, when Mr. Hugh Sterling was postmaster, between the years 1880 and 1884. He left the service, but later entered it under Postmaster George Wise, under whom he served until his failing health compelled him to resign a few years ago.
     Mr. Wheat was one of the most popular men in Wheeling, and while his affliction kept him from mingling with his many friends socially for the past few years, evidences of the high esteem in which he was held were the many kind messages of sympathy during his illness, which came from all sides to his home. He was a tender and devoted husband and a loving father, and his bereaved family has the sympathy of a host of friends.

(Linda Sodaro)


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

Wheeler Services.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. August Wheeler, who passed away at the Ohio Valley General hospital Thursday morning, following an attack of pneumonia, will be held from the late residence, 3624 Chapline street, Monday afternoon at two o'clock. The Rev. S. K. Strauss, pastor of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran church, will officiate, and interment will be made in Mount Zion cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Daily Register, February 15, 1894]

[Under Moundsville column]

The funeral of William Whipkey took place yesterday.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

WHITE - January 8th, 1871, ELLA T., wife of John V. White, aged 27 years. Formerly of this city.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Wheeling Intelligencer, March, 6, 1967

Whitecotton, Mrs Laura M., 82, formerly of Elm Grove, died at 9:45 p.m. Monday in Ohio Valley General Hospital. Born in Ohio County, October 15, 1884, daughter of Edward and Virginia MacDonald Smith, she is survived by her husband, Lester, Sr., one son, Lester, Jr., Bethlehem; two daughters, Miss Dorothy, Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Ruth Lee Anagnos, Winston-Salem, N.C.; one sister, Mrs. Fred Meister, Bridgeport; two grandchildren. Friends may call at the Kepner Funeral home, 107 Key Ave., Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday with Dr. F. Bruce Johnston officiating. Interment in Stone Church Cemetery.

(Becky Bowman Baldauf)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, September 6, 1923]


Services in the Family Home, Where She Passed Away, With Burial In West Alexander.

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth (Marling) Whitham; aged 60 years, wife of Chester Whitham, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the family home, on Bethany pike, where she peacefully passed away at 2 o'clock Wednesday morning, following an illness of complications of diseases incident to advanced years. The Rev. Dr. Jacob Brittingham, rector of St. Luke's Episcopal church, will officiate. She will be laid at rest in the family lot in the West Alexander, Pa., cemetery.

Mrs. Whitham was born in West Alexander. She was widely known and a most beloved and esteemed woman. She leaves besides her husband, one daughter, Miss Dora M. Whitham, at home.


[Source: Wheeling News Register, September 6, 1923]

WHITHAM, Mrs. CHESTER - On Wednesday, Sept. 5, 1923, at 2 o'clock a. m., in her home on Bethany Pike, Margaret Elizabeth Marling, wife of Chester Whitham, in her 61st year.

Services at the residence Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends respectfully invited to attend. Interment in West Alexander cemetery. (Please omit flowers.)

(Washington and Pittsburgh papers please copy.)

(Cheryl McCombs)

News Register - Oct 7, 1911


A telegram was recieved by Mrs. Henry Stolze of this city yesterday, bringing information concerning the death of her father, W.W. Wickham, familiarly known as "Coon", which occurred at 10 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of his son, Andrew Wickham, in Philadelphia. The cause of death was not stated but it must occured very suddenly since Mr. Wickham left this city about a week ago to visit his son in the Pennsylvania city. The deceased was in the eightieth year of his age and was a prominent figure about the city. By occcupation he was an engineer and for a number of years was engaged that capacity on the steamboasts on the Ohio and was one fo the best. Later he was engineer at the city water works when it was located at the foot of Ninth street and for a number of years he served as an engineer at the Moundsville penitentiary. He retired several years ago and since that time had been making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Stolze on North Main street. Several days ago he left for Philadelphia and the news of his death came as a shock yesterday.

He is survived by a widow and the following children: Mrs. Henry Stolze, of North Main Street; Andrew Wickham, of Philadelphia; Edward Wickham, of Scranton, PA; and John Whickham of Phillippi, W. Va.

The remains will be brought to this city for burial, arriving here probably some time Sunday. The arrangements for the funeral will be completed today.

(Gail Souza)


Wickham, Wednesday evening, November 27, 1872 at 10 1/2 o'clock, Mary Louisa wife of W. C. Wickham*, age 34 years and 6 months.

Funeral will take placed from the residence of George Dusch. Market Stree, tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock, Friends and family invited to attend

* Note: This is not copied off the original so I cannot verify it, but I know the husband should have been C. W. Wickham and her first name would be Louisa but they were Catholics so maybe Mary was a baptism name.

(Gail Souza)

Died Jan 6, 1860

On the morning of 6th ??, a few minutes before 7 o'clock. WILLIAM S. WICKHAM, Esq. late Sheriff of Ohio County, in the 51st year of his age.

The funeral will take place from his late residence, the Vineyard, in East Wheeling, on Sunday the 8th inet., at 2 o'clock P.M. The friends of the family are requested to attend without further notice.

(Gail Souza)

Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Tuesday, March 28, 1893

WILDE - On Monday, March 27, 1893, at 11:40 o'clock a.m., JANE A., wife of Joseph L. Wilde. Funeral notice hereafter.

(Sara Richardson Kelly)


[Source: Wheeling Register, August 22, 1915]

The remains of the late Mrs. Mary S. Wilde, of No. 1306 Jacob street, who passed away on Thursday, were laid to rest in Greenwood cemetery yesterday following services at the St. Matthew’s P. E. church at 3 o’clock. Rev. L. W. Stryker, for pastor of the St. Matthew’s P. E. church, now of Chicago, Ill., officiated at the services which were very largely attended.

(Cheryl McCombs)

"Wheeling New Register" Aug. 16, 1936 p. 6, Part II.

Death Claims Miss Wiley

ADAH MAY WILEY succumbs Saturday Evening After

Long Illness

Services for Island Resident Tuesday Morning in Kepner Home

Miss Adah May Wiley, last of a well known old family of this city died Saturday evening at 7 o'clock at her home, 86 Virginia street, Island, after an illness of several weeks.

Miss Wiley was born in Wheeling, a daughter of Joshua and Mary Cattlewell Wiley. When a child she was taken to Mansfield, Ohio, by her parents and spend a number of years in that city. Miss Wiley received her education in the schools of Mansfield. Later she moved to New York City and for several years was associated with the Hanover National Bank in the metropolis.

In 1910(?-newsprint smudged) Miss Wiley returned to Wheeling and since that time had made her home on the Island. She was a member of the Methodist church.

A number of nieces and nephews are her survivors.

Funeral services are to be held in the chapel of the Kepner funeral home Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Interment will follow in Stone Church cemetery.

(Sara Richardson Kelly)


Miss Julia M. Wiley

The funeral of Miss Julia M. Wiley was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the family residence, 219 South York street. The Rev. Dr. Oliver, of the Fourth Street Methodist church, officiated. The services were largely attended by sorrowing friends and relatives of the deceased. The interment was at the Greenwood cemetery. The following acted as pall bearers: Chas. Carpenter, W. E. Thomas, A.A. Taylor, Martin Cotton, J. Elwood Hughes and George Wincher.

Miss Julia M. Wiley was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Wiley and was raised and educated in Wheeling. While still a young girl she took a position as instructor at the Island public school, and was later promoted to principalship. Later she conducted a tutorial institute for young girls, at which she was very successful. About five yers ago she retired and lived with her sister, Louise Wiley. Death was due to organic heart trouble. She was a prominent member of the Fourth Street Methodist church. Surviving her are five sisters and one brother, who are: Miss Louise, Miss Ada, of New York; Miss Katherine, matron of the West Virginia Home for Aged and Friendless Women; Mrs. Ella Richardson, of Sardis, O,; Mrs. Sarah Wheat of Chicago, and Andrew Wiley, of Chicago. obituary provided by Ohio County Library but no newspaper citation, June 19, 1910

(Sara Richardson Kelly)

"Wheeling News Register" May 8, 1922 p. 9


Entered Into Rest

Wiley, Miss Katherine -- On Saturday, May 6, 1922, at 10:50 o'clock p.m. at the late residence, No. 37 Thirteenth street, Miss Katherine Wiley, daughter of the late J.C. and Mary E. Wiley.

Funeral services at the chapel of the Mendel Funeral Home, No. 130S Chapline street, Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Friends invited, Interment private, Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock, in Stone Church cemetery.

(Sara Richardson Kelly)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Tuesday, March 28, 2000]

WILLIAMS, Harry Lee, 49, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Wellsburg, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at home. He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Harry Williams. Surviving are three sons, Sean Lee Kins of Wellsburg, Robert Lee and Jonathan Lee Williams, both of Tucson, Ariz.; his mother, Elinor Reasner Williams Sims, and stepfather, Ray of West Middletown, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Regan Starr VanCamp of Salisbury, Md.; a brother, Jack T. Williams of Wellsburg; a half-sister, Sarah Tarr and her husband, Chris, of West Middletown; a grandson, Jonathan Harry Williams of Tucson; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends received at Reasner Funeral Home, 1515 Charles St., Wellsburg, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday. Interment in Kadesh Chapel Cemetery, Beech Bottom.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, July 11, 1936]


Joseph R. Williams, 60, resident of Chester, W. Va., for the past 35 years, died Thursday at his home on Indiana street, following a six months illness. He had been employed by the Taylor, Smith & Taylor Pottery company.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Martha Williams, and one grandson, William Louis. Funeral services were held Friday evening at the home, in charge of Rev. L. A. Britton of the Christian church. The body was taken to Trenton, N. J., today for burial.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, September 21, 1933]


James Williamson, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest M. Williamson, and who until two years ago was a student at Linsly Institute died Monday evening, September 11 following a lingering illness at the family home, Friendly, W. Va. Funeral services were held Thursday September 14 and burial was made in Ravenswood, W. Va.

The youth attended Parkersburg high school for the past two years and was a member of last year's graduating class. He is survived by his parents, two brothers, McGee and Brady and two sisters, Martha and Elsie all at home.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, March 15, 1909]

Death of F. T. Wilson

Word was received on Saturday by Francis M. Wilson of No. 410 North Huron street, of the death of his father, Mr. F. T. Wilson, at Hartford City, Indiana. Deceased was a former resident of Wheeling and had a large circle of friends here. He was connected with the Singer Sewing Machine Company until the time of his retirement about 6 years ago. He had reached the advanced age of 82 years. Mr. Francis Wilson left Saturday night for Hartford City to attend the funeral.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Thursday, October 1, 1962]

WILSON, Mrs. Opal McCombs, 60, of rear 1410 Main St., Wellsburg, died early ednesday in the Wheeling Hospital. She was born Nov. 30, 1903 in Cameron, a daughter of Melvin and Ida Bowers McCombs and was a member of the Wellsburg Christian Church, and an employee of the Crescent Glass Co. Surviving are her husband Edward (Slim) and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Poole of Wellsburg. Friends received at the Chambers Funeral Home where services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. O. J. Howearth officiating. Burial will be in the Brooke Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

Mrs. Sarah Wilson.

Following an illness of a week, Mrs. Sarah Wilson, a native of Marshall county, yesterday morning succumbed to asthma at her home. She was born and reared in Cameron, and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Silas Kittle.

Mrs. Wilson had resided in this section for more than two years, having removed from Golden to Cambridge and then to Elm Grove.

Surviving her are her husband, Joseph Wilson, and the following children: Dr. Richard Wilson, Martins Ferry; Russell Wilson, Woodsdale; Edgar Wilson, Remus, Mich.; Dr. Harry Wilson, Port Orchard, Wash.; Earl Wilson, Golden; Wilbert Wilson, Pleasant Valley, and Mrs. T. B. Ritchie, Cambridge, O.

The funeral will be held tomorrow morning, at 10:30 o'clock from the residence, 126 Avenue C, Elm Grove. Burial will be made in Greenwood cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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


Former Wheeling Man, Well Known in Vaudeville Circles, Passes Away in Missouri.

William E. Wimms, former Wheeling man, better known as "Billie," dropped dead Sunday in Missouri, according to word received yesterday by local relatives.

Mr. Wimms was well known throughout the Wheeling district as an entertainer. For years he was a feature of the Elks' minstrels and other shows, and two years ago was chief entertainer on the Shriners' special to California, as well as 1ast year to San Francisco.

Mr. Wimms was about 65 years old. He was en route to his home at Woodsfield, Ohio, after a successful tour of the south during the winter months when he died.

The body, accompanied by his chauffeur, Harry Barber, will be brought to Woodsfield, Ohio. Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending the arrival of the body.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Monday, July 17, 1882]


On Saturday, July 15, 1882, at 5 P. M., FRANK C., infant son of Chris and Kate Wincher, aged 4 months and 5 days. Funeral will take place at 10 o'clock A. M., from the residence of the parents, No. 830 Main street. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, August 15, 1924]

Mrs. Martha Williams Wincher, 81, a life long resident of Ohio County, died at her home 843 Market Street at 12:30 o’clock yesterday. Mrs. Wincher was the widow of the late C. F. Wincher. Born in Fulton, Mrs. Wincher has passed her entire life in this section. She was active in the affairs of the North Street M. E. church until her last illness. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. D. C. Morrison, at home, and two sons, Fred C. of Cleveland, O., and Arch J. of Martins Ferry, O. Arrangements for the funeral had not been completed last night.

(Cheryl McCombs)


"Wheeling Register" - Oct. 6, 1899


A South Side Tailor Found Dead in Bed Yesterday Morning

Joseph Winesdorffer died suddenly of heart disease at his residence on South Eoff street early yesterday morning. Mr. Winesdorffer was apparently in good health when he retired Wednesday night and was found lying dead in bed yesterday morning about eight o'clock. Dr. R. M. Rau, who was summoned, pronounced death to have been due to heart trouble. - The deceased was forty-five years old and was a tailor by trade. He was employed at the merchant tailoring establishment of his cousin, Joseph Winesdorffer, on South Market street. He was well known and highly esteemed. A wife and five children survive to mourn his loss. The funeral will take place from St. Alphonsus Church Sunday afternoon at one o'clock. The interment will be at Mt. Calvary cemetery.

(Linda Fluharty)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Tuesday, April 20, 1965]

Winters Rites Set Thursday

Services for Charles Spangler Winters, Superintendent of No. 1 Mine, North American Coal Corp., Powhatan, have been set for Thursday. The Rev. Robert Berger will conduct rites at 2 p.m. at Bauknecht's, Bellaire. Burial will follow in Belmont Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Winters, died Monday at 8:30 a.m. at University Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Johnstown, Pa., June 15, 1905, a son of Robert R. and Fanny Ellen Spangler Winters and had served during World War II with a Naval construction battalion. He belonged to the Elks; Eagles; Ionic Lodge, F & AM, No. 438; Scottish Rite; Osiris Temple; Royal Arch Masons No. 107; Bellaire Council No. 87; 0ak Commandery No. 26; the American Legion; V F W; and the Ohio Highway Patrol Auxiliary. Surviving are his wife, Kathryn Truax Winters; two daughters, Mrs. Ellen L. Bozick, Steubenville; Mrs. Virginia Swisher of Bellaire; a son, Robert, Winona, Minn.; two sisters, Mrs. Deveyenna Morrin and Mrs. Mary Schenk, both of Somerset, Pa.; and eight grandchildren.

Friends may call at the funeral home, after 6 p.m. today. On Wednesday, Elks rites will be held at 7:30 p.m.; Ionic Lodge, 8 p.m. and Eagles, 8:15 p.m.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Daily Register, Thursday, April 12, 1894]

THE remains of the three-year-old child of Mrs. John Winters, of 2515 Chapline street, will be buried this afternoon at two o'clock at the Peninsula cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Tuesday, October 29, 1929]

Winters Funeral

Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence, 115 Wheeling avenue, Elm Grove, funeral services will be conducted for Mrs. James Winters, 74, lifelong resident of this vicinity, who passed away Sunday. Rev. W. E. Anderson, of the Elm Grove M. E. church, will officiate at the funeral and burial will take place in the Sand Hill cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


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

Wolf Funeral.

Last night, at 8 o'clock, funeral services for Lee Wolf, 60 years of age, who died Tuesday, were conducted from the Mendel chapel by the Rev. C. Cook Helvie, with the full rites of the Wheeling lodge, B. P. O. Elks, No. 28. Burial will be made in Greenwood cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Martins Ferry Daily Times - Jan 31, 1931

Wheeling Motorcycle Cop Killed.

James Wolfe, 23, Wheeling motorcycle cop, in the North Wheeling Hospital two hours after his motorcycle had skidded on the wet River Road, near the Wheeling terminal bridge, and catapulted him into a Wheeling Traction passenger waiting station.

The Body was removed from the Altmeyer morgue to the home of his Father-in-law, Frank Falland, 164 Zane St, Wheeling Island, this afternoon. Requiem High Mass will be celebrated Monday morning at 10 o’clock at St Joseph Cathedral and burial will be made in Mt Calvary Cemetery.

Wolfe is reported to have met with fatal accident while chasing a speeder north of the River road, although this has not confirmed. His machine is believed to have skidded on the wet Streetcar rails. At the hospital a hurried examination disclosed a broken leg, but death is believed to have been due to loss of blood or an internal Hemorrhage

(Mary Staley)

"The Daily Jeffersonian" - Cambridge, Guernsey CO., OH, MAR 1924

Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Regland WOOD, who died Wednesday at Savannah, GA., were conducted Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George NICHOLSON, on North Tenth street, by Rev. L. S. EVANS, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. The body arrived Friday in Cambridge and was removed to the NICHOLSON home.

Burial was made at Greenwood cemetery, Wheeling.


Mrs. Josephine Regland WOOD was born in Cumberland, MD., August 31, 1846, and died Wednesday morning, March 5, 1924 in Savannah, Ga., following and illness of pneumonia. While very young the family moved to Wheeling, W. Va., where she spent the greater part of her early life. On December 5, 1867 she was united in marriage with Joseph Martin WOOD and to this union were born nine children, two of whom are deceased. Surviving are, Mrs. W. E. (Cora) RIGGS, Vero, Fla; S(amuel) J. WOOD and Mrs. W. J. (Bertha) MORRISON, of Los Angeles, Calif; William H. WOOD, of New York City; Mrs. J. C. (Mary Jane) LANDKROHER, Coshocton; Mrs. Rossel L.(Laura) COOK, Savannah, Ga., and Mrs. George D. (Sarah) NICHOLSON of this city, and one brother, Samuel REGLAND of Columbus. The body will arrive in Cambridge, Friday afternoon, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Rossel L. COOK, Mrs. W. E. RIGGS and will be taken to the home of Mrs. NICHOLSON, 225 North Tenth street where funeral services will be held Friday evening at 7:30 o'clock. The deceased was a faithful member of the Presbyterian church and the services will be conducted by Rev. Lester S. EVANS. Internment will be made Saturday morning in the Greenwood cemetery, Wheeling, W. Va.

(Given names added by Nancy Reynolds. The surname of REGLAND is a variant of RYLAND, and LANDKROHER of LANDKROHN.)

(Nancy Reynolds)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, March 15, 1909]

Wood Obsequies.

The remains of Miss Stella Wood, who passed away last Monday evening were laid at rest in Peninsula cemetery yesterday afternoon. Services were conducted at the late residence, No. 907, West Chapline street, and quite a large number of friends were in attendance.

(Cheryl McCombs)

Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, September 15, 2008

WOODFIN, Joan Pickering, 78, of Wheeling, W.Va., died on Thursday, September 11, 2008, in the Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling.

She was born in Wheeling, the granddaughter of the late Margaret Evans Anderson.

Joan was retired from Ohio County Schools as a Wheeling Park High Guidance Secretary. She served as a Teachers Aide in the Title One Reading Program; was a former C&P Telephone Company Employee, with nine years service, holding the positions of Service Representative and Analysis Secretary. She graduated from the former Wheeling High School in Wheeling; attended West Liberty State College; and WV Northern Community College; was founder of Wheeling High Alumni Association; was an Easter Seals Telethon Volunteer; was Past President and member of the Child Study Club of Wheeling; member of the Wheeling Park High School Booster Association; member of the Ohio County Association of Retired School Employees; member of the National Association of Warwick China and Pottery Collectors; former board member of the Friends of Wheeling; was a life member of the WV Association of Retired School Employees; a National World War II member; and Parent Support Group for AFS and OPALS.

In addition to her grandmother, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Charles Woodfin; her beloved family, parents, Howard and Geneva Kupfer Pickering; and a brother, John Pickering.

Surviving are her children, Suzanne Fullerton and her husband, Todd, of Wheeling, Greg Woodfin and his wife, Linda, of Wheeling and Lieutenant William Rusty Woodfin, USN; her grandchildren, Jayme Mumley, Kayleigh Woodfin, USN, Lance Corporal Jon Woodfin, USMC, Emily Woodfin, and Jaclyn and Jake Fullerton; stepgranddaughter, Kaleigh Sikora; two brothers, Robert Pickering and Timothy Pickering and his wife, Kathleen, of New York City, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling on Tuesday, September 16, 2008, from 4-9 p.m., and on Wednesday, September 17, 2008, from 10 a.m. until time of service at noon, with Mr. Ron Stullenbarger officiating.

Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Easter Seals, 1305 National Rd., Wheeling, WV 26003.


[Source: Wheeling Register, Tuesday, March 28, 1871]

At Baltimore, on Saturday night, the 25th inst., Mrs. MARY WOODS, formerly of Wheeling.

The funeral will take place from the First Presbyterian Church, in this city, this morning at 10 o’clock, and proceed to the Stone Church near Wheeling Creek.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Martins Ferry Times Leader, May 31, 1958

Mrs. Mary Alvena Woods, 75, wife of Robert Lee Woods, Buckeye Run RD Martins Ferry died this morning at 7 in Martins Ferry Hospital, where she was a patient five days.

She was born May 30, 1883, a daughter of the late Charles Krieger and Caroline Klebe Krieger and was a member of the Martins Ferry Methodist Church.

Surviving besides her husband are three daughters, Mrs John Armbruster of Bridgeport, Mrs Henry May of Scotch Ridge and Mrs Joseph Murray of Grant, NM; six sons, Wallace of Farmington, William, Herbert and Woodrow of Martins Ferry, Robert of Wheeling, Wayne of Bridgeport; a sister, Mrs Herbert Darrah of Ferryview; one brother, William Krieger in California; 18 grandcildren one great-grandchild.

The body is at the Heslop Funeral Home, Walnut Street, Martins Ferry, where friends will be received after 11:30 am Sunday.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, time to be announced. Rev. J. A. McInturff will officiate and burial will follow in Weeks Cemetery, Bridgeport.

(Gene Huffman)


Martins Ferry Times Leader, April 22, 1975

Robert Lee Woods Sr., 90, of St. Clairsville, formerly of Route 1, Martins Ferry, died Monday evening at the Ohio Valley Medical Center. He was born May 13, 1884, at Route 1, Bridgeport, a son of the late William A. and Lou Arabella DeVault Woods.

A retired farmer, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary A. Krieger Woods in 1958. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs Freda Armbruster of Reisville, NC, Mrs Henry (Minnie) May of Route 1, Martins Ferry and Mrs Joseph (Blanche) Murray of Grants, NM; three sons, Robert L. Woods Jr. of Wheeling, Woodrow Woods, Route 1, Martins Ferry and Herbert Woods of Bellaire; three sisters, Mrs Myrtle Weatherson of Mt. Pleasant, Miss Blanche Woods and Mrs Erma Bailey of Bridgeport; 23 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jess Woods and Ellis Woods and a grandson, William Woods.

Friends will be received at the Heslop Funeral Home, Martins Ferry, 7 to 9 tonight and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm Wednesday where services will be Thursday at 1pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. D. Larry Kline officiating. Burial in Weeks Cemetery, Bridgeport.

(Gene Huffman)


Solidier's Funeral Held Yesterday

"The Wheeling Intelligencer" - Dec 11, 1862

The funeral of JOHN WRIGHT, of Co. K 1st Virginia Infantry, took place yesterday afternoon. The Hearse was followed by a guard of soliders with inverted arms and a dead march was played upon muffled drums. The deceased was formerly a furniture dealer on Main St in this city. He died not long since in the hospital at Alexandria and the remains reached the city on Saturday. (Buried in Mt. Wood Cem.)

(Barbara Johnson)


Jan 15, 1907 (his wife) Mrs Elizabeth SUTTON WRIGHT died yesterday morning at her home No. 1049 Eoff Street. Mrs Wright was born Elizabeth Ann SUTTON and was in the 72nd year of her age. Mrs. Wright's husband, John WRIGHT, was a solider and died during the Civil War. Mrs Wright is survived by three daughters, Miss Laura WRIGHT, Mrs Mary KNABE, and Mrs. Georgianna MEYER. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. The interment will be at Mt. Wood Cemetery.

(Barbara Johnson)

Wheeling Register, Feb 8, 1896


WURTZBACHER-On Thursday, February 6th 1896 at 11:04 a.m., Henry Wurtzbacher, in his 77th year. - Funeral from his late residence No. 1126 Baltimore street, on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends of the family invited to attend. Interment at Peninsula cemetery.

(Linda Fluharty)


[Source: Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Monday, November 13, 1893]

At Chicago, Ill., on Sunday, November 12, 1893, at 12 o'clock noon, Mrs. Jennie M. Wylie, wife of Alex S. Wylie, formerly of Wheeling.

Interment at Barnesville, Ohio, Tuesday.

(Cheryl McCombs)