Hey all you Harsh Researchers out there, I have recently made a trip to WV in search of Marble Orchards and records to verify some of my information. While in the courthouses, I copied all the Harsh death records and recorded them for those of you who can't make the trip. I tried to copy all that I saw but I am sure I missed a few and I tried to copy them as accurately as possible.Some of the books weren't consistant in the information that they offered so from book to book, the type of information isn't always the same. Sorry, but I didn't put them in any kind of order and my typing skills aren't that great so you may see a few typos. Sorry, but this is all I have on the individuals listed. Hope this helps you find some of your lost relatives. I am planning on making a trip up in the fall and I will try to get over to Preston and Randolph Counties on that trip.
Well, here they all are, hope you find some of your people in here.
Barbour County Court House Death Records
The following information was taken from the Death Index Books in the Barbour County, WV Courthhouse in Phillipi, WV.
Stingley D. Harsh, died April 1, 1889 in Barbour County. Died ofconsumption at 24 yrs. 8 mos. 15 days. Parents were Samuel & louisa Harsh. He was born in Barbour Co., unmarried at time of death. His father reported death
Fredrick Harsh, died June 21 1902 in Vannoys Mill. Died of Dropsy at age 73. Was born 1829. Parents were Jacob & Sarah Harsh. He was a farmer and married at the time of death.
Jacob Harsh died April 30, 1909 in Vannoys Mill. Cause of death "probably cancer of the bladder" Age 70, was a farmer and married. Death reported by C.B. Williams
Rebecca Harsh died Dec. 31, 1910 in Bronswick MD. cause of death "caused by fall" age 73 yrs 11 mos. 12 days. was a widow at time of death
Lucinda Harsh b. Mar. 31, 1831 died Dec. 9, 1923 cause of death "old age" she was 92 yrs. 8 mos. 8 days. Her parents were Jacob Harsh & Sarah Stemple. She was buried Dec. 10, 1923 at Bethet (probably Bethel) cemetary
Cinderella Harsh b. Mar. 7, 1841 in WVdied Sept. 16, 1925 at 84 yrs. 6 mos. 9 days. Cause of death "cardio" Her parents were Jessie Vanoy & Mary Gainer. She was a widow and a housewife at time of death. She is buried at Central Chapel.
Laura Haller b. Oct. 14, 1854 died Oct. 16, 1926 of Catarrhal Pneumonia. Her parents were Fredrick Harsh & Rebecca Vannoy. She is buried in Fairmont, WV
Clark Harsh b. 1854 died Dec. 10, 1929 in Glade District. He was a farmer and single at time of death. His mother is listed as Sindie Harsh and he is buried at Little Bethel.
Anthony Burr Harsh b. Sept. 15, 1865 died Feb. 6 1937. He died of Liver Cancer and was a farmer and married at time of death. His parents were Jacob Sharkling Harsh & Cinderella Cannoy and is buried at Central Chapel
Tucker County Court House Death Records
The following information was taken from the Death Index Books in the Tucker County, WV Courthhouse in Parsons, WV.
Sarah C. Harsh b. May 1854 died Apr. 6 1864 age 10 yr. 11 mos. 29 days. cause of death "dropsy" Parents George & Mary Harsh (The lines were crossed in this book and Mary Harsh was listed as Grandmother??)
John Harsh died Jan 23, 1936 in Barbour Co. age 78, cause of death "high blood pressure"
Parents were Adam & Nancy Bolyard. He was a framer and married to C.C. Harsh
Rachel Jane Harsh died July 19, 1943 in Whetzel County. age 62. died of congestive heart failure
parents were Thomas Powell & Naomi Walker. She was a housewife and married to M.J. Small at the time of death
Mary C. Harsh died May 17, 1947 in Barbour County. She was 91 yrs. 3 mos. ad 14 days and was a widow at the time of death. Her parents were Peter Johnson & Sarah Stemple
George Henry Harsh died Jan 8 1881 of diptheria. He was 6 yrs. 9 mos. was born in Tucker Co. His parents were John & Sarah Harsh
Mary Jane Harsh died Aug. 26, 1947 in Parsons, WV age 2 yrs. 5 mos. 13 days. cause of death "diffuse peritonitis" parents were Maynard Harsh & Victoria Shaloda
May Harsh died Oct. 9 1947 in Randolph Co. she was 64 yrs. cause of death "chronic nephritis" Parents were John Harsh & Mary C. Johnson. She was a teacher and single at time of death. Death was reported by C.C. Harsh
Troy J. Harsh died Apr 10 1888 from unknown cause he was 1 yr. 10 mos. 20 days. Died in St. George district. Parents were M.G. and Martha J. Harsh
Connie Lou Harsh died Apr 21 1948 in Parsons, WV cause of death "exsanymation from cord" parents were Calvin C. and Jean F. Rhoads
Edwin G. Harsh (in the death date line was this #35745085) St. George, WV. age 24 World War 2 single. parents were Andrew & Elizabeth Cumberledge
Betty Ann Harsh died June 26, 1950 in WV from skull fracture. Age 2 yrs. 5 mos. 11 days. Parents were John Harsh & Maxine Price. Note:: my Grandfather remembered this happening, he tells it like this: John always wore a belt that was much too large for him and he would wrap it half-way again around his waist. One day he went out to move the car and the little girl tagged along. He went to give the car a little nudge and the little girl was entangled in the belt and was pulled under the wheels of the car and killed.
Sarah Ellen Harsh died May 6, 1954 in Tucker Co. age 62 cause of death "metastatic carcinoma" Perents were John Harsh & Mary C. Johnson. She never married, death was reproted by Chesley Harsh
Aldine Harsh died Mar26, 1957 in Tucker Co. age 69 cause of death "coronary occlusion" Parents were William Floyd and Mary Jane Godwin, he was retired and married. Death reported by Gladys Dumire (his daughter)
Andrew Jarome Harsh died Jan 13, 1969 in WV age 81 cause of death "myocardial infarction" Parents were Stephen & Lizzie Harsh. He was a farmer and labored and married. Death reported by Dorothy Goff
Clara Ethel Harsh died Dec. 18 1990 in Tucker Co. age 93. cause of death "Congestive heart failure" parents Paton & Fannie McDonald. She was a housewife and widow.
Willis Marvin Harsh died Mar 11 1991 in Preston Co. age 90 cause of death "accident/cerebral vascular" Parents were Henry Harsh & Mary Ann Pifer Harsh. He was a farmer and bus driver and was widowed at time of death
Claude Harsh died Mar 7 1894 Clover Run age 9 mos. cause of death "lung fever" parents were M.J. and Martha J. Harsh
Melvin Ercil Harsh died Apr 23 1994 in Aurora age 66 cause of death "carcinoma of lung" Parents were Clayton & Lydia Shahan Harsh. He was an asbestos worker and married. Reported by Jean Harsh
Brownie D. Harsh (Female) died Feb. 14 1895 Lauren Hill. age 4 mos 25 days cause of death "accidental" Parents were D.J. and Burnett Harsh. Note: I found this grave marker in the New Hope Cemetary on Pifer Mt.
James Harsh died Dec 3 1895 in Limestone age 11 mos 18 days cause of death "infantile" Parents were T.L. and Levina Harsh
Lester R. Hauser died Aug 15 1994 in Aurora WV age 89 cause of death "pneumonia" Parents were Ramond Hauser and Martha Harsh. He was a farmer and logger and was widowed at time of death
Louessa Bonner Harsh died May 30 1995 in Red Creek WV, age 91 cause of death "carcinoma of pancreas" parents were Ellison Bonner & Mary Hedrick Bonner. Occupation was listed as "Burler" and she was a widow
William Harsh b. Sept 24 1896 died Aug 3 1897 age 10 mos cause of death "diorhorea" (That is how it was spelled on the book!!) Parents were Thomas & L.C. HArsh
Artenis Berry Harsh died Nov 29, 2002 Stemple Ridge, WV age 93 cause of death "prostate cancer" Parents were James Nelson & Carrie Elizabeth Lantz Harsh. He was widowed and a carpenter. Death reported by Robert D. Harsh
M.R. Harsh (female) b. June 9 1889 died Dec 31 1898 in Limestone WV ade 7 yrs. 5 mos cause of death "dropsy" Paretns were L.L. and L.C Harsh
Harsh Divey McK b. Mar 28 1898 died Dec 24 1898 age 7 mos. cause of death "measles" Parents were A.L. and Jane Harsh
David Harsh b. Dec 8 1825 died Dec 8 1903 in White Po age 78 cause of death "old age" paretns were A. and S. Harsh. He was a farmer and married. Death reported by A.L. Harsh (son)
S. F. Harsh (white male) died Jan 10 1912age 75 yrs 3 mos 21 days. Cause of death "dropsy" he was born in Davis, WV and was married
Nancy Harsh died Dec. 28 1913 Texas Mt. age 80 cause of death "old age" She was a housewife and widow
infant of Cayton Harsh (white male) died Jan. 15 1914, died in Porterwood from Heart failure
**Stephen F. Harsh d. April 30, 1914 Limestone, WV age 62yrs 10 mos 14 days cause of death "unknown" He was a farmer and married
**Stephen F. Harsh died May 1, 1914 St. George age 61, cause of death "Pulmonary tuberculosis" married and a farmer
**Note: there were two listings for this individual in the book. One was listed right after the other one so maybe the death was reported twice by different people
Harsh (male) died Sept 15 1915 in Clover Run age 3 yrs cause of death "pneumonia"
Mrs. Steve Harsh died Aug 24 1918 in Akron OH age 66 yrs 6 mos 24 days. Cause of death "hemmorhage" she was a widow.
Mrs. Arbey Harsh died Mar 17 1920 Havey WV age 28 yrs. 6 mos. Cause of death "tuberculosis" Housewife and married Note: I think this could be Dona Shaffer who was married to Arba Harsh
Louise Harsh died July 31 1922 in Davis WV. She was 82 yrs 7 mos. her cause of death is listed as "stenile debility??" She was a housewife and widow
Ethel Rebecca Harsh died Oct 25 1926 in Parsons, WV age 36 years, cause of death "Typhoid fever" She was married and a housewife
Cava Harsh died Aug 5, 1931 in St. George. age 56 yrs 6 mos. 5 days. cause of death "cancer" Shewas a widow and no occupation was listed.
This information was taken from the Marriage License record book in the Tucker County Courthouse in Parsons, WV
These are the application dates for marriage licenses
Albert Luther Harsh and Alice Butcher Jan 31, 1896
John F. Harsh and Sarah C. Martin Apr 16, 1874
Stephen F. Harsh and Dorothy Powell Aug 6 1874
Thomas Harsh and Lovenia C. Auvil July 30 1881
Floyd Harsh and Mary Jane Godwin Apr 28 1883
Abraham L. Harsh and Jane Dumire Aug 15 1889