The Shinnston [WV] News
Retrieved and copiedby Nanci Headley Kotowski.
JANUARY 2, 1941 ISSUE
BOONE. George William Boone, 74, died Mondayafternoon at his home in North Shinnston, following a short illness ofpneumonia.
Mr. Boone had beenblind for the last forty years. He wasborn April 15, 1866 at Spencer, a son [of] Dr. William and Nancy ParsonsBoone. On September 17, 1917, hemarried Miss Liza Stotts, of Parkersburg, who survives with four children,Charles E., Wilma Louise, Ruth Adelle and Gloria Idella, all at home; threestephchildren, Mrs. Nell Currence, Joetown; Mrs. Lelia Burdine, Fairmont andMrs. Opal Gandy, Shinnston. A halfbrother, John J. George of North Shinnston, also survives.
FREEMAN. Muta U. Swiger and Mrs. Charles L. Harmerrecently received word of the death of a cousin, Mrs. Howard Freeman, ofMarshland, Nebraska, who was killed in an automobile wreck in Seattle,Washington, where she and her husband were on a trip. The funeral was held at Marshland.
Mrs. Freeman was adaughter of John Q. Roads of Hillsboro, Ohio.
PARRILL. Mrs. Lydia Parrill, a former highlyrespected resident of Shinnston, passed away suddenly Tuesday afternoon in thehome of her daughter, Mrs. A. D. Wolfe, in Dormont, near Pittsburgh. A heart ailment was the cause of death.
She had beenresiding with the Wolfe family in recent years and a year or more ago movedwith them from Fairmont to Dormont.
The funeral willbe held at Fairmont at the Jones funeral home at 2 o'clock Fridayafternoon. Mrs. Parrill was born in PawPaw district, Marion county, in September, 1858, a daughter of the late GraftonS. and Mary Boor Conaway. She wasmarried twice. Her first husband wasCol. William Hood, of Big Elm, Shinnston, and her second husband was JosephParrill, of Clarksburg.
Mrs. Mary Wolfewas her only child. There are twograndsons, George and Donald Wolfe.
Mrs. Parrill was awoman of many fine qualities and a kind and gracious manner which endeared herto all who knew her.
TETRICK. In a recent issue of a Gaston, Texas,newspaper, there appeared an account of the death of Warren Frederick Tetrick,son of Mr. and Mrs. Herschel A. Tetrick of Selman City, Texas, former residentsof Sturm's Mill.
His death resultedfrom a rare blood ailment, diagnosed as lymphatic leukaemia [sic], a conditionwhich creates an abnormal number of white corpuscles in the blood stream The paper speaks highly of the boy and ofhis standing as a high school student.
Young Tetrick wasa band leader in the school, business manager of the school year book andsenior librarian for the band. Theschool closed during the hour of the funeral, held from the school auditorium,with the Rev. A. Matlock, pastor of Mount Hope Cumberland church, in charge.
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MORGAN. Recovering from a recent operation forappendicitis, Miss Christine Morgan, 22, was burned to death in her bend whenthe family home was destroyed
Saturday night onBig Run, four miles from Wyatt.
BULLETIN: GenevaMuriel Morgan, 26,
sister of Christine Morgan, died at
1:15 p. m. yesterday.
Muriel Morgan, 23[sic], a sister of Christine, is a patient at a Fairmont hospital, sufferingfrom third degree burns. She was givena blood transfusion Tuesday when four healthy youths from the West VirginiaIndustrial school at Pruntytown were brought to the hospital and willinglydonated the blood.
Edward Morgan, 30,a brother, is also a patient at the Fairmont hospital suffering severe burnsand less seriously burned were Earl Morgan, 20, and Gladys Esther Webb,20-months old daughter of Mrs. Edith Webb.
The victims,except the child, are children of William W. Morgan, who also suffered seconddegree burns. Earl Morgan carried twosmall children of Mrs. Webb to safety.
The home, a sixroom frame building known as the James T. Criss dwelling was reduced toashes. The fire is believed to havestarted in the room of Miss Christine Morgan, where a gas stove was leftburning because of the illness of the young woman.
The fire wasdiscovered about 4:30 o'clock Sunday morning by a neighbor. It had gained considerable headway. About 2 o'clock a neighbor had got up to fixthe fires in his home. He looked outthe widow and saw nothing unusual. About 4:30 o'clock the same Sunday morning another neighbor was up inhis home and glancing out the window saw a reflection of fire in the sky. Quickly dressing he aroused the firstneighbor and the two rushed to the Morgan home. When they arrived, they found the four surviving membersof the family in their night clothes and grouped outside the burning buildingsuffering from burns.
Quicklyautomobiles were obtained and the four burned members were brought to Shinnstonto a physician's office. Members of theShinnston fire department left for the scene but found the house in ruins whenthey arrived.
As soon aspossible the firemen recovered the body of the unfortunate young woman and itwas removed to the Wm. J. S. Harmer funeral home here.
After the foursurvivors were given first aid by Dr. L. S. Wornal they were removed to thehospital at Fairmont.
Funeral serviceswere held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Lumberport cemetery for MissChristine Morgan.
The home was theproperty of Dr. H. L. Criss of Fairmont. The Morgan family had recently moved to it from Jones Run.
STIRE. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clockTuesday afternoon for Mrs. Bessie Stire, 60, of Wallace, R. 3, at theLumberport Baptist church. Intermentwas at the cemetery at Lumberport. Mrs.Stire died Saturday night from injuries suffered Saturday afternoon when shewas struck by a bus near Hepzibah.
YOUNG. Services will be held at 2 p. m. today atthe home of his father-in-law, L. L. Davis, 932 Clark St., for Jack EdwinYoung, 21, who died Tuesday at a
Clarksburg hospital of leukemia, following a ten days'illness. The pallbearers will be unclesof the deceased, namely, Fred Flint of Weston; Stanley Flint of Clarksburg;Ogden Flint, of West Union; Thomas Woodyard of Buckhannon; Powell Woodyard ofShinnston and Guy Woodyard of Clarksburg. Interment will be at Masonic cemetery.
The young man wasborn Feb. 22, 1919, at Glenville, a son of William and Martha Young. He spent most of his life in Shinnston andattended school here. He married MissGeraldine Davis, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lou Davis, August 24 last.
Surviving besideshis wife and mother are three brothers, Jesse and Carl Young, Shinnston, andJulian Young of Elkins. The young manis the first victim of the rare blood disease in Shinnston.
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BOONE. Services for Mrs. Alice Clifton Boone, 84,wife of William Frederick Boone, retired Consolidation Coal Company employe[e],who died Sunday at her home at Monongah, were held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Rogers, ofMonongah. Burial was in Woodlawncemetery Fairmont.
A daughter ofBarlow and Sarah Wilkinson Ogden, she was born November 11, 1856, nearShinnston. Surviving are her husband;two sons, Claude and Jesse, both of Monongah; and three daughters, Mrs. Rogers,Mrs. Juanita Toothman and Mrs. Harry Hall, all of Monongah.
FLEMING. Services were held Friday at the Odd Fellowscemetery at Enterprise for Neale Fleming, infant son of Riley and Geirgia [sic]McDougal Fleming, of Gypsy, who died Thursday, the day he was born, at thefamily home.
McFEE. Earl McFee, 33, of Hughes, was instantlykilled and his companion, Kenneth Crayton, also of Hughes was injured in athree-way auto mobile [sic] collision Saturday afternoon in front of the Clarence Johnsonresidence on U. S. 19 about one thousand feet south of the Shinnston citylimits. Funeral services for McFee wereheld at 10 a. m. Tuesday at the home of Floyd Snider of Haywood Junction andburial was made in the Shinnston Masonic cemetery.
McFee was bornJune 8, 1909, in Elizabeth, Wirt county. He was an employe[e] of the Stoetzer Coal Co. at the Roberts mine.
Surviving are hiswidow, the former Mary Waggoner, and two children, Georgia Ann, 3, and EarlEdward, 9 months.
SANDY. Rites for Mrs. Sarah Evaline Martin Sandy,78, who died at 10:20 a. m. Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. FinleyOakes, of Worthington, will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday, at the St. Jameschurch at Enterprise, with burial in the Enterprise Odd Fellows cemetery.
A daughter ofHouston and Elizabeth Thornhill Hughes, she was born May 2, 1862, at JaneLew. Her first husband, Scott Martin,died in 1905; her second, Moses Sandy, a few years ago. She resided at Shinnston and Clarksburg,where her daughter, Miss Grace Martin, was a court stenographer until her deathin 1936. Surviving are Mrs. Oakes; oneson, Claude B. Martin, of Urbana, Ohio; 12 grand-children and 10 greatgrandchildren.
WEEKLEY. The body of Emory Jackson Weekley, 84,former merchant at Lumberport,
who died Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. FredConant in Wichita, Kansas was returned to Lumberport for burial. The funeral was held in the Baptist churchwith the Rev. Carl Talley officiating.
Mr. Weekley wasborn on January 25, 1857, in a log cabin on Robinson's Run. He was twice married, first to ElizabethCoffman and the second time to Amanda Anne Garrett, both of whom are dead. He taught school in Harrison county andlater operated a store.
Surviving are thefollowing sons and daughters: Mrs.Mabel Michel [sic], of Huntington; Miss Maude Weekley, of Clarksburg; DorseyWeekley, of Wheeling; Mrs. Anne Diehl of Bay City, Mich., Mrs. Conant, at whosehome he died, and Harry and Sherman Weekley, of Lumberport.
Mr. and Mrs.Conant, who were former residents of Shinnston and Lumberport a number of yearsago are here for a few days. Joe LeeMadill, of West Side, Shinnston, is a grandson of the late Mr. Weekley.
WEEKLY. Funeral services for John M. Weekly, 69,native of Harrison county, who died Thursday at his home at McMechen, were heldat 2 p. m. Monday at his home. Mr.Weekly was born on January 21, 1871, a son of W. J. and Martha WhiteWeekly. He was a railroad worker formany years and later became a watch repair man, largely for railroaders. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Phena GrimesWeekly, two sisters, Mrs. Rose Coffman of Prospect Valley and Mrs. LillieOgden, of Cunningham's Run, and one half brother, D. S. White, of Maud.
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JARRETT. Funeral services for Abner Lemuel Jarrett,85, who died at 8:30 o'clock Monday evening at his home on Rebecca street,following a two weeks illness of influenza and complications, will be held at10:30 o'clock this morning at the family residence with interment in theMasonic cemetery. The Rev. C. D. Tharp,pastor of Christ church, Methodist, will be in charge of the services.
Honorarypallbearers will be from the Old Keystone Lodge of which Mr. Jarrett was amember, namely: Harvey W. Harmer, C. L.Smith, Henry Reeder, Dr. T. M. Hood, all of Clarksburg; Frank Gould,Enterprise; Charles F. Lucas, Charles Harmer, Q. M. Carder, C. L. Watkins, allof Shinnston, and Harry G. Fletcher, Fairmont.
Active pallbearerswill be Arthur E. Vassar, Samuel B. Davis, Howard T. Harmer, George Riffee,Harry Nay and John L. Finlayson.
He was born inShinnston July 31, 1855, a son of Justus and Naomi Shinn Jarrett.
Fifty years ago,when employed as a carpenter in building the residence of the late WilliamFleming on Route 19 near the state police headquarters, a piece of steel from ahatchet which he was using struck him in the eye, causing blindness in thateye. He gradually lost the sight of theother eye also.
In spite of thisfact he was happy and cheerful and successfully conducted a grocery and chinastore on Pike street for many years. Hecould make change perfectly without a mistake. He accepted paper money from his friends, who would tell him thedenomination of the bill. The storeroom was sold in 1920 and he retired from active life to the home on Rebeccastreet in which he and his wife continued to live with their daughter, MissBeatrice Jarrett, a bookkeeper in the Bank of Shinnston. Mrs. Jarrett's death occurrred there aboutfive years ago. Before her marriage,she was Sarah Elizabeth Bryan.
Mr. Jarrett wasthe last living member of his father's family. He was the first secretary of the old "Independent" Sundayschool, organized in the old Methodist Protestant church in 1879. He was a charter member of the old KeystoneLodge, organized in Shinnston on January 1, 1880.
Mr. Jarrett issurvived by two daughters, Miss Beatrice Jarrett, of Shinnston; Mrs. TheresaBartlett, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one son, Lyle Jarrett, of Charleston.
KERNS. Rites for Harvey Benjamin Kerns, 48, ofPeora, who died Saturday night in a Clarksburg hospital, were held at 1 p. m.Tuesday at the Peora Pentecostal church with interment in the Wyatt Odd Fellowscemetery.
His wife, Mrs.Susan George Kerns, survives him with three sons and three daughters, Ryo[sic], Harry, Lawrence, Thelma and Mildred Kerns, all at home; Mrs. MargaretIser, Little Bingamon; five brothers, Jesse Kerns, Parkersburg; Sherman Kerns,a resident of a soldier's home, address unknown; Joseph Kerns, Mannington[,]Route 1; Blaine and William Kerns, both of East Liverpool, Ohio; three sisters,Mrs. Ellen Marshall, Morgantown; Mrs. Rose Nelson, Petroleum and Mrs. AliceAyers, Haywood.
KUHN. Harry Liston Kuhn, 61, former resident ofShinnston, died at nine o'clock Tuesday night at his home in Farmington afterseveral months illness of stomach trouble.
He was born atFairview on August 11, 1879, a son of John and Samantha Ellen Neely Kuhn. He was married September 22, 1912 to NellieSwiger, of Shinnston. Surviving arethe mother, of Farmington; the widow, two sons, John of Haywood Junction andHarry, Jr., at home; two daughters, Mrs. Olive Tichener, of Enterprise and MissPatricia Ellen, at home; four brothers, Charles of Fairmont, Walter ofBurnsville, Joseph, of Weweka, Okla., and Everson, of Farmington; and
one-half [sic]sister, Mrs. Elzina Williams, of Mannington.
Funeral serviceswill be held this afternoon at the Farmington Methodist church with the Rev. F.M. Malcolm in charge. Burial will be inthe local Masonic cemetery.
MADDEN. Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Madden, aged 82 years,passed away at Camden-Clark [sic] Hospital, at Parkersburg, W. Va., onSaturday, December 14, 1940, at 12:20 p. m. from a gradual decline inhealth. Mrs. Madden was one of afamily of twelve brothers and sisters and was a daughter of Benjamin F. andSabra Harvey Cunningham. She was bornon the Cunningham farm west of Barlow, in Washington county, October 5,1858. She spent her childhood days andgrew to womanwood in Barlow Township. In the year 1898, on December 22, she became the wife of Jesse H. Madden,a Civil War veteran of Lumberport, and she and her husband lived on a farm nearLumberport. Mr. Madden died on May 12,1912. In the year 1914, Mrs. Maddencame to Barlow, where she purchased a home and lived until her death.
Mrs. Madden issurvived by two brothers, I. C. Cunningham, of Belpre, and R. F. Cunningham, ofCorunna, Michigan, several sisters and nephews, great nieces [sic] andgreat-nephews[,] other relatives and many friends. Six brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
MARTIN. Miss Drusilla Martin, of Wyatt, has receivedword of the death of Miss Catherine Martin, youngest daughter of Frank and IcieRobinson Martin of Tulsa, Okla. Herdeath resulted from a heart ailment. The Martin family is well known in Harrison county where they lived inthe Wallace community[,] going to Tulsa twenty years ago. Martin was an oil well worker at Wallaceduring the days of the Harrison county oil boom and is superintendent for anoil company in Tulsa at the present time.
SHREEVE. Rites for Mrs. Virginia Alice Shreeve[,] 69,widow of Adolphus J. Shreeve, who died at 12:40 a. m. Sunday at her home atProspect Valley, were held at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday at the residence with burialin the Shinnston Masonic cemetery.
Survivors are twosons, Marian, at home, and Okey, of Bell; one step-son [sic], Remmie Shreeve ofEnterprise; one step-daughter [,] Mrs. Nathan Harbert of Shinnston; onebrother, John Miller of Mount Washington, Ohio, and one sister, Mrs. MalvinaAshcraft of Prospect Valley.
STREET. Burns suffered when her clothing caught firefrom an open coal fire caused the death of Mrs. Martha Hefflin Street, 82[sic], at 1:45 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of a niece, Mrs. JamesHarvey, in Lumberport.
The accidentoccurred at 10:10 Tuesday morning at the Harvey residence. Mrs. Street had been standing in front ofthe grate, warming herself, and apparently staggered into a chair when herclothes caught fire.
Relatives, whowere in the next room, said she did not cry out. When they saw her her garments were a mass of flames. Mrs. Harvey rushed into the room andsmothered out the fire with a rug.
A physician wassummoned but Mrs. Street died without regaining consciousness. The body was removed to the Harmer Funeralhome here, where funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock this Thursdayafternoon, with burial in Shinnston cemetery.
Activepallbeare[r]s will include Henry Haught, of this city; James Harvey, FrankReynolds, Earl Coffield and George H. Robey, all of Lumberport, and LawrenceAshcraft of Clarksburg.
Mrs. Street wasborn May 3, 1858 [sic], in Lumberport, a daughter of Adam and Mary E.Winemiller. She was twice married, thefirst time at the age of 14. Her firsthusband, William B. Hefflin, died in 1915. In 1928 she married John Street, of Monongah, who died in 1938. Since then Mrs. Street has made her homewith the Harveys.
There are nochildren and Mrs. Street was the last of her family. Surviving besides the niece at Lumberport, is another niece, Mrs.Henry Haught, of Shinnston, and a nephew, Hugh Winemiller, of Topaz, California.
WILMOTH. Mrs. Rebecca Jane Wilmoth, who was 90 onJan. 28, said to be a granddaughter of Gen. Joe Hooker, of Civil war fame, diedat 8:10 o'clock Sunday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ada Haddix, atHaleville. She had been ill about one yearof a heart ailment.
The body was takenTuesday to the home of a son, Burton Wilmoth at Century. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Wednesdayat the Century United Brethren church[.] Burial was made in the church cemetery.
She was born in Bathcounty, Virginia, on January 28, 1851, a daughter of James and Nancy Hooker,both natives of that county. She wasmarried in 1866 at Philippi to G. W. Wilmoth, who has been dead for severalyears.
She moved toHaleville nine years ago from Buckhannon and had made her home with herdaughter since that time. Surviving arethe following children: Mrs. Haddix,with whom she lived, Mrs. Katherine Heatherly, of Buckhannon; Miss LauraWilmoth, of Alton; Albert Wilmoth, of Shinnston; George Wilmoth, of Weston,Stingly Wilmoth, of Brownton, and Burton Wilmoth, of Century.
There are fourgenerations descended from Mrs. Wilmoth, all of whom live in thiscommunity. Namely, her son, Albert, ofPleasant Hill; her grandson, Laco Wilmoth, of Lumberport; her greatgranddaughter, Mrs. Ruby Simms, of Walnut street and her great,great-grandson[sic], Junior Simms.
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GIFFORD. Services for Mrs. Allie F. Gifford, 63, whodied at 7 a. m. Monday at her home at Margaret on Upper Big Bingamon creek,were held at 10:30 a. m. Tuesday at the Margaret United Brethren church withburial in the Hawker cemetery at Margaret.
She was the wifeof T. A. Gifford, farmer. She was bornJune 8, 1878, on Bingamon, a daughter of Riley and Malinda Baker. Survivors are her mother, of Margaret; herhusband; three sons, Robert, Bernard and Everette Clifford, two brothers,Luther and Aubrey Baker, both of Margaret; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Grooms ofMargaret; Mrs. Elpha Morris of Clarksburg and Mrs. Bertha Griffin of Oakdale.
JOHNSON. Mrs. Dora Johnson, 73, wife of J. T.Johnson, retired Shinnston merchant, died at 5:30 o'clock Monday morning at herhome at 910 Clark street after an extended illness of gall bladder [sic]trouble. She had been ill for the lasteighteen months, and seriously ill for two weeks.
Mrs. Johnson wasborn on April 19, 1869, in Winfield district of Marion county, the onlydaughter of Ezra and Permelia Faust Morgan. She was married on November 10, 1889, to Mr. Johnson and they moved toShinnston from Smithfield in 1910. Heoperated a store here for many years before his retirement. She had been a member of the Methodistchurch since she was 14 years old and was active in the church her until herlast illness.
Surviving are thehusband, one daughter, Mrs. Matt (Grace) Kidd, of Shinnston; four sons, J. Dael[sic] Johnson, principal of the Linden graded school at Clarksburg; ClydeJohnson, of Everettsville; Earl Johnson, of Morgantown, and Worth [sic]Johnson, of Shinnston; four half-brothers, Stephen Morgan of Spring-field,Ill.; the Rev. Brooks Morgan of Follansbee, and Bailey and Clyde Morgan, bothof Fairmont.
Short funeralservices were held at 1 p. m. Wednesday at the residence, with further rites at2:30 at the Mt. Zion Methodist church in Winfield district of Marioncounty. Interment was made in the Mt.Zion cemetery.
ROWAND. Rites for Sanford A. Rowand, 58, who died at7 a. m. Sunday at his home in Worthington, were held at 10 a. m. Wednesday atthe home with burial in the Enterprise Odd Fellows cemetery. He was a former employe[e] of theConsolidation Coal Company at Carolina and was born April 4, 1882, in Fairmont,a son of Silas and Helen Hayhurst Rowand.
Suriving are threesons, Si[l]as E., of Fairmont; Archie P., of Worthington and Ernest G., ofGlendale; one daughter, Mrs. Goldie Mariner, of Charleston; also surviving aretwo brothers and five sisters.
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BELCASTRO. Tony Belcastro, 25, of Meadowbrook, diedSunday night at his home there, following an illness of asthma.
He was born atMeadowbrook April 6, 1915, a son of Patsy and Gladys Mazzei Belcastro.
He is survived byhis parents, two sisters, Mrs. Ernest Bart, of this city; Mrs. Jospeh Marino,of Morgantown; four brothers, Joseph Belcastro, of here; John, Sam and FrankBelcastro, all of Meadowbrook.
Funeral serviceswere held at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning at St. Anne's Catholic church inShinnston, in charge of the Rev. Father James Egan, pastor of the church. Burial was made in the Masonic cemetery atShinnston.
CURREY. Rufus Currey, 73, a lifelong resident ofLost Run, Booths Creek district, died Saturday at the farm home less than 24hours after he was stricken with paralysis. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at theHarmony Grove church.
Survivors includehis widow, Mrs. Lavina Golden Currey; three sons, Early Currey at home; CleoCurrey, Boothsville, and Dorsey Currey, Fairmont; one daughter, Mrs. EmmaCurrey, at home; one brother, Delbert Currey, Shinnston, and one sister, Mrs.S. C. Norris, Lost Run.
JANES. Funeral services will be held at 2:30o'clock Friday afternoon for James A. Janes, 61, who died at his home on Highstreet yesterday afternoon. Mr. Janeshad been ill for several weeks of complications.
Mr. Janes was bornhere, April 5, 1879, the son of James E. and Harriet Shore Janes. He had been a lifelong resident of this cityand served as street commissioner for the past eighteen years. He is survived by his widow, the former EvaM. Martin, one daughter[,] Mrs. Archie Ruble; one adopted son, Gene MartinJanes; one grandson[,] James Robert Ruble, and one sister, Mrs. Robert Dalby ofCharleston, S. C., who arrived here shortly following his death.
Rev. C. D. Tharp,pastor of Christ Church Methodist, assisted by Rev. Charles D. Snyder, pastorof the Methodist church will conduct the funeral services which will be held atthe Christ Church Methodist. Burialwill be made in the Shinnston Masonic cemetery.
ROLLEN. The funeral of Frank Rollen was held atMorgantown, Sunday. He was the husbandof the former Miss Kate Meredith, sister of W. A. Meredith, of this city. Mr. Rollen died suddenly Thursdaymorning. He was a native of RhodeIsland and was a former manual arts instructor at the University HighSchool. M. B. Meredith, who is spendingthe winter in Florida, came from St. Petersburg to attend the funeral.
SWIGER. Funeral services were held Monday afternoonin the Methodist church at Boothsville for Mrs. Mary V. Swiger, 81, betterknown as "Aunt Mollie" Swiger, who died at 10:30 Saturday morning ather home there, after several years of failing health. Interment was made in the Dean familycemetery near Boothsville. Mrs.Swiger was born September 24, 1859, at Boothsville, a daughter of WilliamHarrison and Nancy Hall Dean and is the last surviving member of herfamily. She was married to GeorgeSwiger, of Boothsville, who died in 1890. Her entire life had been lived in the Boothsville community where shewas a member of the Methodist church. Her husband and her father both were in the Union army during the Civilwar. Politically speaking, she was aRepublican. Following the death of herfather and husband, she lived with her brother, Thomas Dean, a well knownblacksmith of the Boothsville community.
Her only survivingrelatives are three nieces, Miss Minnie Reed, of Boothsville; Mrs. Harper(Metta Dean) Shinn of Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Wirt (Alma Dean) Knapp ofClarksburg; four nephews, William A. Smell, of Fairmont; J. Burton Smell, ofShreve, Ohio, who arrived Sunday to attend the funeral Charles and Frank Reed,both of Boothsville.
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JANES. Funeral services for James A. Janes, veteranstreet commissioner of Shinnston, were held Friday afternoon at Christ ChurchMethodist on Main street. Rites wereconducted by the Rev. C. D. Tharpe, church pastor, and the Rev. Charles D.Snyder, pastor of the First Methodist church.
Honorarypallbearers were Mayor Warren S. Hursey, and members of the city councilincluding Samuel B. Davis, George F. Dorsey, H. Purcell Bock, Minor B. Currey,J. E. Royal, M. Leslie Wyatt, Okey Hamrick and Paul Oliver.
Active pallbearerswere P. E. Hill, Ernest L. Pigott, John F. Martin, George Riffee, George L.Frederick and Quillen M. Carder.
McINTIRE. Services for Dorthea Louise McIntire, oneyear old daughter of Howard and Margaret Belch McIntire, of Haywood, who diedMonday afternoon in a Clarks-burg hospital, were held at 2:00 p. m. Wednesdayat the Haywood Methodist church with burial in the Shinnston Masoniccemetery.
Born Jan. 18,1940, the child is survived by her parents, two sisters and three brothers,Patricia, Rose, Charles, Ronald and Roger, all at home.
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WADSWORTH. Funeral services for Dr. W. W. Wadsworth,77, a native of Shinnston, and a former resident of Clarksburg, were held at 3p. m. Wednesday in Muncie, Ind., where he had lived since 1900.
He was the son ofCornelius and Emily Madden Wadsworth and was born March 14, 1863, inShinnston[.] He taught school forseveral years and then studied medicine. He married Miss Minnie Searcy, of Muncie. Dr. Wadsworth was a direct descendant of Robert Wadsworth, asoldier of the Revolutionary war and bodyguard of George Washington.
He is survived byhis widow; one son, Robert, of Muncie; one daughter, Mrs. George Fulton, Jr.,of Hartford City, and four brother[s], A. E. Wadsworth, of Shinnston; A. L.Wadsworth, of Chrleston; B. E. Wadsworth, of Clarksburg, and S. D. Wadsworth ofWeston.
Dr. Wadsworth wasa regular summer visitor in Shinnston for many years. His health prevented such visits in recent years, however.
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ASHCRAFT. John V. Ashcraft, 75, died at his home onHardesty's run, near Wyatt Tuesday, after a lingering illness of dropsy andcomplications.
He was born atWyatt September 26, 1865, a son of Ezekial and Ruth Evans Ashcraft. He was a well known farmer and a member ofthe Wyatt United Brethren church. Surviving are his wife, the former Minnie Watson; two sons, Archie B.and Roy, both of Shinnston; four daughters, Mrs. Bertie Swiger, of Peora; Mrs.Olive Hiteshew [sic], of Harrisville; Mrs. Goldie Beane, of Rochester, Vt., andMiss Gordie Ashcraft, at home; one brother, Benjamin Ashcraft, of Brown; andone sister, Mrs. Sarah Stiles, of Long Run.
Services will beheld at 2 p. m. today at the Wyatt U. B. church with the Rev. L. N. Wilfong,pastor, officiating and burial will be in the Wyatt Odd Fellows cemetery.
BURNETT. Ruby Juanita Burnett, the infant daughter ofCarl and Ruby Metz Burnett, of Fairmont, died Saturday evening in a Fairmonthospital, and was buried Sunday afternoon at the Shinnston Masonic cemetery. The infant was a grandchild of Mr. and Mrs.Walter Burnett of Walnut street, Shinnston.
CURREY. Funeral services for Miss Martha Currey, 65,who died Monday morning in a Weston hospital, where she had been a patient forthe last seven years, were held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at theHarmony Grove Baptist church[.] Burialwas made in the church cemetery.
Miss Currey wasborn November 30, 1875, at Harmony Grove, in Taylor county, the daughter ofWilliam G. and Emmaline Williamson Currey. She is survived by two brothers, Jonah Currey, of Booth's Creek; DanielCurrey, of La Farice, Texas, and one sister, Miss Julietta Currey, ofHuntington.
FORTNEY. Jesse P. Fortney, 44, of Enterprise, died at3 p. m. in the veteran's hospital at Chillicothe, Ohio, where he was a patientthe last three years.
He was born atEnterprise, the son of Charles and Belle Manear Fortney. He is survived by his mother, two brothers,Hugh and Roy Fortney, both of Enterprise; four sisters, Mrs. Maude Morris andMrs. Clarence Tetrick, of Enterprise; Mrs. Lena Kirby and Miss Sue Fortney, ofGrafton.
The body will bereceived at the Harmer Funeral home Thursday morning. Funeral plans are incomplete, but interment will be in theEnterprise Odd Fellows cemetery.
GRIFFIN. Mrs. Cora Belle Griffin, 67, died Thursdaynight at her home at Grangeville on Bingamon creek, following an illness ofintestinal influenza. She was the wifeof William O. Griffin, a farmer.
She was born nearJoetown, Marion county, August 27, 1873, a daughter of Caleb and Martha GrimmHall and was a member of the Grangeville Baptist church.
Mrs. Griffin issurvived by her husband[,] one son, Clifford H. Griffin, of Grangeville; threebrothers, and two sisters, Sanford Hall and Charles Hall, both of Fairmont; BlackfordHall, of Oakdale; Mrs. Minnie Garrison and Miss Lydia Hall, both ofFairmont.
Funeral serviceswere held at the Grangeville Baptist church at [illegible number] o'clockSunday afternoon. Burial was made inthe Mason cemetery at Joetown.
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JOHNSON. One of the most brutal murders to take placein this section was solved yesterday afternoon when Raymond Eckard, 25, of thiscity confessed to planting explosives in the car of Clarence Johnson, 42, alsoof this city Tuesday night. Johnson, anemployee of the Bethlehem mine, was fatally injured by the explosion whichoccurred as he attempted to start his car after
leaving work, and died a short time later in a Clarksburghospital.
Eckard, who washeld shortly after the crime by State Police of the Shinnston Detachment alongwith Mrs. Hazel Johnson, widow of the victim, made a statement at Clarksburg inthe presence of state and county officers and last night was taken to the sceneof the crime at Bethlehem where he reenacted the setting of his death trap.
Mrs. Johnson isstill being held at the county jail for questioning.
Funeral servicesfor Johnson will be held at two o'clock tomorrow at the Harmer Funeral Home.
At a coroner'sinquest held at the Harmer Funeral Home Wednesday morning, Dr. Lawrence Mills,County Coroner, announced that the jury arrived at the following verdict:
ClarenceJohnson met death by an act of violence perpetrated by a person or personsunknown.
Those serving onthe jury were C. F. Franz, Allen L. Gerrard, F. H. Long, F. W. Sturm, Harlan T.Janes, and J. Albert Bolman.
Asking a nurse topray for him and conscious to the last, Clarence Johnson, 42, an employe[e] ofthe Bethlehem Fairmont Coal Company, died at St. Mary's hospital Tuesday nightat 11:15 o'clock, a victim of one of the most diabolical crimes in the historyof Shinnston.
Johnson wasterribly mangled when a dynamite explosion wrecked his car after he had startedto drive away from the mine about 10:15 o'clock--two hours before he died. County Coroner Dr. Lawrence Mills, afterexamining the body, said the entire pernium [sic], the lower part of the spinalcolumn, had been blown away in the terrific explosion. The charge had been placed directly underthe seat of the car and wired to the battery. Johnson had driven about fifty feet before the explosion occurred. The car was practically destroyed.
Lawrence Swiger,also employed at the mine, had a miraculous escape from death by theexplosion. He got in the car with Johnsonto ride to his home in East Shinnston and was sitting by him in the frontseat. He was blown fifty feet from thecar and was rendered unconscious but was otherwise unhurt. When he recovered consciousness he heardJohnson moaning and upon reaching his side heard him say, "I have beenexpecting this." Mrs. JosephBrennan, residing nearby, heard the explosion and aroused her husband whoimmediately investigated and summoned Dr. J. S. Maloy and the Harmer ambulanceand the dying man was rushed to the hospital.
Troopers R. W.Rule and W. B. Green, along with city night patrolman, Leslie Burchinal andother county and state officers began an immediate investigation of thecrime. Johnson was well and favorablyknown in the community and was a relabile and sober employe[e] of the coalcompany for a number [of] years, according to Supt. E. P. Brennan. The family home is located near town on theClarksburg road.
He was bornJanuary 12, 1899 at Walker Station, in Wood county, the son of the late Albertand Jennie West Johnson.
Surviving are hiswife, the former Miss Hazel Richards; his mother, who resides with another son,William Johnson, of Gore Stop; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Trimble and Mrs. NellieMcDougal, both of Grafton; five brothers, William, Charles Johnson, ofLumberport, Clyde and Roy, both of this city, and George of Grafton and anadopted son, Jack.
WEIGHTMAN. Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie MontgomeryWeightman, 53, were held at the home of Guy A. Hardesty, on East Avenue,Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Mr. C. A. Snider, pastor ofthe First Methodist Church, and Rev. Mr. Rowland Aspinall, pastor of theDiamond Street Methodist Church in Fairmont. Miss Evelyn Alfred accompanied Misses Charlene Gerrard, Christine Feasterand Helen Jean Jackson in the musical numbers. The floral tribute was unusually large and beautiful and attested to thehigh esteem in which the deceased was held. Interment took place at Masonic cemetery[.] The pallbearers were George and Benny Sharp, Frank D. Sturm,Charles, David and Joseph Hardesty.
Mrs. Weightmandied March 5 at 11:30 p. m. at her home on Maloy Court of influenza andcomplications after having been ill since last October. She was born November 1, 1887, in Indiana, adaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Zachary Taylor Montgomery. While in her teens she came to Shinnston frequently to visit hersister, the late Mrs. George A. Ferguson, and here she met James B. Weightmanof Greensburg, Pennsylvania, who was a store manager for a local Coal Companyand they were married September 3, 1911. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride's parents in TerraHaute, Indiana.
Mr. and Mrs.Weightman returned to Shinnston to make their home and the husband died onMarch 1, 1914. Miss Mary EllenWeightman, English teacher in Shinnston High School, is the only child. Three sisters survive, namely: Mrs. Edwin Lutz, of West Frankfort,Illinois; Mrs. Albert Mullikin, of Terra Haute, Indiana, and Miss RitaMontgomery, of Chicago. The late Mrs. OnaSharp was also a sister.
Mrs. Weightman wasa woman of many excellent qualities. While quiet and reserved she was always friendly, possessing anadmirable sense of humor which made her popular not only with friends of herage, but with the younger people as well. She was of a self-sacrificing disposition and inclined to go beyond her
strength in doingfor others. In addition to her amiablecharacter and her accomplishments as a devoted wife, mother and housekeeper,she successfully served in different capacities in the community and alwayswith that efficiency and charm of one especially fitted for the task. Prior to her marriage she conducted amillinery store here for a few years.
Aside from herhome work she was librarian at the local high school for several years, laterbookkeeper at the Bank of Shinnston and then librarian for the ShinnstonWoman's Club library, which position she held at the time of her illness. She was active in the church and thedifferent church organizations as well as the Woman's Club.
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BRUNETTI. Services for Louis Brunetti, 49, ofParkview, who died Friday in a hospital, were held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at St.John's church with the Rev. Father Robert Goshen, pastor, in charge andinterment in Holy Cross cemetery.
An employe[e] ofthe Rolland Glass company, Mr. Brunetti had been in the hospital since Feb.14. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. JennieBrunetti; one son, William, and one daughter, Mrs. John Oliverio, both ofClarksburg; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brunetti, of Shinnston.
JANES. Mrs. Martha Janes, 94, widow of George W.Janes, pioneer residents of this community, died at 1:45 Monday morning at thehome of her daughter, Mrs. Hallie Jamason at Millersburg, Ohio.
Mrs. Janes livedat the head of Mudlick Run for many years before the town of Owings wassettled. She was a daughter of Mr. andMrs. George Brown. Surviving are oneson, Henry Janes of Mercer, Pa., two daughters, Mrs. Dell Snider, of PalmBeach, Fla., and Mrs. Jamason; and one stepson, John M. Janes ofShinnston.
The body arrivedin Shinnston Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services were held at the Harmer Funeral home at 2 p. m.Wednesday and burial was made in the Shinnston Masonic cemetery.
PICKENS. Mrs. Addie Pickens, 75, of Greenwood, wasfound dead at noon Tuesday in her home where she lived alone. It was believed she had been dead sinceMonday evening. A heart attack wasgiven as the cause of her death.
Mrs. NelsonRector, of 409 Center street, this city, is a daughter.
SHINN. Ill several months of a heart ailment, HenryHubert Shinn, 66, retired business man [sic] and former sheriff and editor ofDoddridge county, died Friday morning at his home in Charleston. He was a son of Wilson K. and VirginiaGaines Shinn and was born in 1875 on Arnold's creek, Doddridge county. Surviving are his wife, the former SinaSmith; one son, Leo, of Charleston; one sister, Lura Gollum, of West Union; twohalf-brothers, Ernest Shinn, of Salem, and Ralph Shinn, of West Union, and onehalf-sister, Mrs. Ingram Myers, of Central Station. Mr. Shinn is a descendant of Aaron and Mary (Pigott) Shinn, whobuilt the stone house in Shinnston about 1811-12.
THOMPSON. Funeral services for E. Walker Thompson, 79,were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home. The Rev. John Loy, a former pastor of the Adamsville Baptistchurch, conducted the services, assisted by the Rev. Robert McCoy, presentpastor. Burial was made in theShinnston Masonic cemetery.
Mr. Thompson diedFriday evening of cancer. He had beenill several weeks. He was born March10, 1862, on Coon's run, a son of John and Sally Radabaugh Thompson. He was a life-long citizen of this countyand had always been active in the affairs of the community. He belonged to the Adamsville Baptist churchfor more than fifty years and was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge here formany years.
Surviving are hiswidow, Betty Marks Thompson, two sons, Alpha Thompson of Morgantown and MorleyThompson, of Bridgeport; and four daughters, Miss Zella Thompson, at home; Mrs.Hallie Linn, of Sugar Run; Mrs. Smith Nuzum and Mrs. Willie Monroe, both ofCoon's run.
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BLAKE. Hundreds of Shinnston people will learn withregret of the death of C.G. Blake, former local football coach, whose body wastaken from the Elk River in downtown Charleston Tuesday. He had been missing since February 1st,according to word from the Capital City. In recent years Mr. Blake had been employed in the Charleston postoffice[sic] and in the State Department of Mines. He relinquished his job at the state house January 1. A coroner's jury termed the death a suicide,the report says.
Mr. Blake wascoach at Shinnston high school for several years, coming here about 1928, whenhe succeeded Hen Rohrbough. While incharge of the local basketball squad he took his team to the finals in thestate tournament at Buckhannon where they were defeated by Wheeling. The team played in the state tournament eachyear he was the coach here. Blake wentfrom here to Quinwood and was later at Richwood, holding similarpositions. He was succeeded atShinnston by the late Ted Leader. Blakegraduated from Greenbrier Military Academy in 1914, and took post graduate workthere in 1915. He also attended WestVirginia Wesleyan, University of Illinois, Fairmont Normal, Davis and ElkinsCoaching School, and was C. M. T. C. instructor in 1924 to 1926 inclusive. He taught at Mannington before coming toShinnston and married a Mannington girl.
He is survived byhis widow and one daughter, who reside in Chicago.
CRIMM. Services for John Dudley Crimm, 72, who diedMonday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Crimm Robinson, of Wyatt,will be held at 1:30 p. m. Thursday at the Union church at Wyatt, with burialin the Cunningham cemetery on Cunningham's run.
He was born March14, 1869, on Cunningham's run, Harrison County, a son of Mr. and Mrs. PeterCrimm. He was a member of the UnitedBrethren church of Wyatt, and Maccabee lodge of Shinnston. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. PearlRobinson, of Wyatt, and Mrs. Vearl McCutcheon of Mabscott, W. Va., and onebrother, Basil Crimm, of Cunningham's run.
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BRAMMER. Funeral services for Benjamin F. Brammer,age 71, who died at his home at Arvilla last Saturday, were held Mondayafternoon at St. Mary's W. Va., with the Rev. C. B. Johnson, of Parkersburg, incharge. Burial was made at the NineMile Cemetery, which is located near St. Mary's.
Brammer was bornNov. 2nd, 1869, at Symma Creek, Lawrence county, Ohio. He was a life long member of the MethodistProtestant church, having served as class leader and as Sunday SchoolSuperintendent.
Surviving besideshis widow, Mrs. Lyda Locke Brammer, are eight children as follows: Okey E. Brammer, local manager of the BowserStore; W. E. and Roy Brammer, of Weirton; Mrs. Chas. Slenderman, of Mt.Pleasant, Mich.; Mrs. Howard Mago, of Bridgeport; Mrs. Jack Robey of Parkersburg,and Clyde and Earl Brammer, of Arvilla. Also surviving are twenty-seven grand children [sic] and two great grandchildren [sic].
McGHEE. Funeral services were held Tuesday at theMount Zion church at Pennsboro for Thomas J. McGhee, 70, a farmer, who diedSaturday at Parkersburg. He was thefather of E. J. McGhee of this city. Mr. McGhee and family attended the funeral.
OGDEN. Mrs. LillieOgden, 67, widow of Ellsworth Ogden, died at her home on Cunningham's Run at 10o'clock Sunday morning following a long illness.
She was bornNovember 3, 1874, a daughter of William and Mary White Weekley. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. ZalieMason, of Cunningham's Run; four sons, Paul, and Ferrille Ogden, of Lumberport;Mason Ogden of Wyatt, and Ira Ogden, of Cunningham's Run; one sister, Mrs. RosaCoffman, of Robinson's Run, and one half-brother, Davy White of Wetzelcounty.
Funeral serviceswere held at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Prospect Valley Methodistchurch. The Rev. L. L. Wilfong, pastorof the United Brethren church of Peora, conducted the services and burial wasmade in the Masonic cemetery at Shinnston.
RILEY. Short funeral services were held Saturdaymorning for the infant son of Charles E. and Beverley [sic] White Riley, of 217Vermont avenue, Clarksburg, who died at 11:10 p. m. Thursday shortly afterbirth in a Clarksburg hospital. Burialwas make in Elkview cemetery there.
Charles Riley isthe son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Riley of Clarksburg, former Shinnston residents.
VanMETER. Frank VanMeter, of Enterprise, injured in anautomobile accident which occurred early Sunday morning at the Dakota crossing,died at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning in Fairmont General hospital, where he wastaken following the accident.
His threecompanions, all of Fairmont, also injured in the accident, remain in thehospital. All three are believed to beon the way to recovery. John Hallam,driver of the car, was reported as much improved, as was Joseph Fleming. George Trew, while in serious condition isexpected to recover.
The four men, allemployed at the Rivesvile power plant by the Monongahela System, were on theirway home from work when their automobile collided with a street car which leftFairmont at 7:30 a. m. Sunday, boundfor Rivesville.
VanMeter issurvived by his widow, two sons and two daughters, including Archie W. VanMeterand Darrell F. VanMeter, both at home; Mrs. Ruth Christwell, of Fleming avenue,Fairmont, and Miss Vera VanMeter, at home.
Five brothers andfour sisters also survive. They are W.F. and John VanMeter, of Enterprise; James of Worthington, David, of Fairmont,and George of Hawaiian Islands; and the sisters are Mrs. M. E. Donnellan, ofFarmington, Mrs. Andy Hensley, of Worthington, Mrs. Ada Compton ofPhiladelphia, and Mrs. Martha Wisman [sic] of Wilmington, Del.
Funeral serviceswere held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with interment in the Masoniccemetery.
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DALBY. Mrs. James Janes has received word of thedeath of Mrs. Ella Dalby, who died at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs.Robert Dalby, of Charleston, S. C. Friends will remember her as she had visited the Dalbys when they livedhere. She died March 24 and was buriedMarch 27 at Oxford, N. C.
Funeral servicesfor Mrs. Ella Rhodes Devin Dalby, of 123 Smith street, widow of Dr. A. J.Dalby, will be conducted at the Connelley memorial chapel tomorrow morning at10 o'clock with the Rev. J. F. Bailey officiating.
Interment underarrangements by Connelley's is to be held at Oxford, N. C.
Mrs. Dalby was 89years old. She was a native of Oxford,the daughter of the Rev. Robert I. Devin and Cynthia N. Herndon Devin, both ofNorth Carolina. Her death occurredyesterday afternoon.
Surviving are abrother, Judge W. A. Devin, associate justice of the North Carolina supremecourt; a sister, Mrs. S. A. Cannady, of Oxford; two grandchildren and onegreat-grandchild.--(March 25.)
DAVIS. Funeral services for Mrs. Guy Davis, whodied in her home at Fairview, Sunday, after an hour's illness, were heldWednesday afternoon in the Methodist church at Fairview. Burial was made in the Mannington Memorialcemetery.
Mrs. Davis was theproprietor of a restaurant at Fairview. She is survived by her husband and a daughter and son.
GALLIHER. At the age of 81 years, Mrs. Mary AliceGalliher, widow of George C. Galliher of Watson, died shortly before noonMonday morning in a Fairmont hospital.
Her husband, awidely known farmer, died last December. The deceased was before her marriage Mary Alice Gwynn. She was born in 1860 in Monongaliacounty. The deceased leaves threebrothers, J. E. Gwynn, of Enterprise; James A. Gwynn and Russell Gwynn, ofFairmont, and a grandson, William Galliher, who with his wife and his mother,Mrs. Ida Galliher, resided with her. Ason, the only child of the Gallihers, is deceased. Mrs. Galliher was a member of the Church of Christ, of Benton'sFerry.
Funeral serviceswere held in the residence at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon and burial wasmade in the James cemetery.
HAWKINS. Clifford Gay [sic] Hawkins, the five yearold son of Lonnie and Arlie Adams Hawkins, died at 12:30 Tuesday at the familyhome on Long Run following a short illness of pneumonia. He is survived only by his parents and onebrother Preston, at home.
Funeralarrangements are incomplete at press time.
LYON. Sylvester Lyon, 78, a prominent farmer ofJones Run, died in a Clarksburg hospital at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon aftera two days illness of pneumonia. He wasborn January 11, 1862, in Doddridge county, a son of Eli and Julia HallLyon. He had lived in the Jones Runcommunity most of his life and had always been active in civic affairs.
He is survived byhis widow, Effie Rogers Lyon, two brothers, Tilman Lyon, of Jones Run, andFloyd Lyon, of Big Rock; two sisters, Mrs. A. E. Barnes of Jones
Run, and Mrs.Lusetta Backus, of Brown. He had nochildren. Nine nephews and nine niecesalso survive.
Funeral serviceswere held at the Jones Run Baptist church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon withburial in the Masonic cemetery at Shinnston.
SMITH. Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Susan RiffeeSmith, 63, who died at her home Saturday following an illness of severalmonths, were held at the residence on Main street Monday afternoon at twoo'clock, conducted by the Rev. H. U. Thompson, pastor of the First Baptistchurch and the Rev. C. D. Tharp, pastor of Christ Church, Methodist[.] Interment took place at Masoniccemetery. The pallbearers were ErnestL. Pigott, John R. Lucas, B. F. Riley, Arthur Vassar, H. T. Harmer and W. FrankBock.
Mrs. Smith hadbeen active in civic affairs for many years and was one of the best known womenof the city. She had been a clerk inthe Shinnston post office since 1923 and prior to that time she had served aspresident of the Clay District board of education and secretary to theboard. She was the widow of JamesBlaine Smith, who died March 4, 1931.
She was bornFebruary 11, 1878, in Shinnston, a daughter of the late James Luther and AliceShort Riffee. She attended localschools and Fairmont Normal school, and later, a Parkersburg businesscollege. She taught school eight yearshere and one term in Enterprise. Shewas married November 28, 1906.
She is survived by one brother, George A.Riffee, superintendent of the Shinnston water plant; two nieces, Mrs. AgnesOsborn, of 777 1/2 West Pike street, Clarksburg, and Miss Ruth Ann Riffee, ofShinnston, and a nephew, James Riffee, of Shinnston. Fred L. Shinn of Clarksburg, is a first cousin.
Mrs. Smith was acharter member of the Shinnston Woman's Club and for several
years was treasurerof the club.
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BENN. Curtis Wayne Benn, 70, died at his home nearLumberport at 11:15 o'clock Saturday night of pneumonia.
He was born August27, 1840, at Freemansburg, Pa., a son of Samuel and Rebecca Baker Benn. He was a veteran of the Spanish-Americanwar, having served as corporal in Company D, Fifteenth regiment of the infantryin Pennsylvania. He is survived by hiswidow, Lillie Benn, and one daughter, Mrs. Willie Edward Swiger, of Lumberport.
Funeral serviceswere held in the home at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and interment was made inthe Odd Fellows cemetery at Lumberport.
KENDALL. William Henry Kendall, 78, of Grafton, diedTuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Beulah Smith, Fairmont, after ayear's illness.
Mr. Kendall was anative of Boothsville, where he was born February 28, 1863, the son of Mr. andMrs. Harry Kendall. His wife, MaryGlenn Kendall, died five years ago.
Survivors are oneson, Charles, of Fairmont; one daughter, at whose home he died; and one sister,Mrs. Lena Hall of Monongah. He was aretired Baltimore and Ohio railroad employe[e].
Services will beheld at 2 p. m. Friday at the West Main Street Methodist church in Grafton withthe Rev. E. L. Lowery officiating, with burial in Bluemont cemetery.
Mrs. [sic] Kendallwas a nephew of Mrs. John Burnett of this city.
MARTIN. Ill for several weeks, Earl A. Martin, 55,of Wallace, died Monday morning at 9:15 o'clock in a Clarksburg hospital wherehe had been a patient for a week Mr.Martin was a farmer.
He was the son ofJ. L. and Ollie Watkins Martin, and made his home with his step-mother [sic],Mrs. Ida S. Martin, on the home farm. Surviviors include a brother[,] Stanley Martin of Clarksburg, and ahalf-sister [sic], Mrs. Clyde Murray, of Graham, Texas, who arrived here byautomobile to attend the funeral.
Services were heldat 2 p. m. on Wednesday in the Brown Baptist church with the Rev. Robert McCoy,pastor, assisted by the Rev. John Loy, in charge. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
MEREDITH. Mrs. Pearl Meredith, 58, of Shinnston,daughter of Henry and Marie Burdine Barnhart of Deep Valley, Pa., died Thursdayat 12:45 a. m. at her home on Hood Ave., West Shinnston, following a five weeksillness of heart trouble.
Mrs. Meredith whowas born May 7, 1882, married Thomas Carl Meredith of Monongah, December 31,1902. To this union one son and threedaughters were born, all of whom survive: Paul Meredith, of Great Neck, Long Island, N. Y., a teacher in GreatNeck High School; Mrs. H. J. Beall of Fairmont, Mrs. Fred W. Burnett of Shinnston,and Miss Lucille Meredith, a student at Fairmont State Teacher's College, athome. Two brothers and two sisters andone grandchild also survive: Luther andLewis Barnhart of Akron, Ohio; Mrs. W. A. Metz. of Morgantown; Mrs. VirginiaCaseman, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Harley Jefferson Beall, Jr., ofFairmont.
The deceased camefrom a pioneer family of the Waynesburg, Pa. section and was a woman ofexcellent christian [sic] character. Mrs. Meredith was conscious and in a jovial mood until a few minutesbefore she died. She was a member ofthe First Baptist church of Shinnston, and the Woman's Christian TemperanceUnion.
The pallbearerswere: J. H. McGee, W. H. Myers, HowardShingleton, W. A. Metz, H. M. Meredith and L. E. Tucker. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. AubreyFerguson of Clarksburg at three o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Baptist churchand interment was made in the Shinnston Masonic cemetery.
SATTERFIELD. Mrs. Elizabeth Coburn Satterfield, 67, diedunexpectedly of a heart attack at 5 o'clock Monday afternoon at her home inEnterprise, having been in good health up to the time of her death. She was a widow of the late George BurgessSatterfield, who was a mine superintendent in the Enterprise section many yearsago.
The funeral willbe held Thursday at the residence of the deceased, and burial will be made inthe Odd Fellows cemetery in Enterprise. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Surviving are thefollowing relatives: One son, RaymondSatterfield, of Enterprise; three daughters, Mrs. Sue Harter, at home; Mrs.John Harter, of Whitesburg, and Mrs. Russell Teagarden, of Hundred; onebrother, Milton Coburn, of Rivesville, and four sisters, Mrs. John Anderson ofClarksburg; Mrs. Will Davis, of Clarksburg; Mrs. Effie Davis, of Powers and Mrs.Pearl Patton, of Evergreen. Eightgrandchildren and two great grandchildren [sic] survive.
THORN. Mrs. Mary Marie Thorn, 81, died at the homeof her daughter, Mrs. William Jones, at the corner of Station and Pike streetshere at 8 o'clock Sunday night
following anextended illness. She was the widow ofMarcus Thorn.
She was bornAugust 3, 1850, in Monongalia county, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. AllenTrickett.
She is survived bythree sons and three daughters, Barton E. Thorn, of Baxter; Charles M. Thornand Clemmie E. Thorn, of Lamberts Run; Mrs. Lester Malone, of Hughes; Mrs. JohnW. Dunn, of Gypsy, and Mrs. William Jones of this city. Twenty-six grandchildren and twentygreat-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral serviceswere held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Jones residence. Burial was made in the Thorn cemetery inMarion county, near Baxter.
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GALAYDA. Andrew Galayda, Sr., 80, of Pleasant Hilladdition, Shinnston[,] died at his home at 7:30 o'clock Sunday eveningfollowing a short illness of asthma and complications.
Mr. Galayda wasemployed for many years by the Consolidation Coal company at its Solon mine andlater at the Owings mine.
He was born onOctober 10[,] 1860, in Austria-Hungary. He is survived only by one son, Andrew, at home and an adopted son,Andy, of the United States Army at Fort Knox, Ky.
Funeralarrangements will not be completed until the arrival of the son at Fort Knox.
ROBINSON. Riley Carvil Robinson, 32, of Isaac's Creek,died suddenly at six o'clock Sunday evening. He suffered a heart attack while driving with friends on route 72, nearFairmont. He was rushed to a Fairmonthospital but was dead upon arrival there. He had been employed for the last several years as equipmentsuperintendent for the Byron Construction Company of Clarksburg.
He was born July25, 1908, on Isaac's Creek, a son of James and Elizabeth Boggess Robinson. He is survived by his father and one sister,Miss Carol Robinson, at home.
Funeral serviceswere held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home and burial was made inthe Masonic cemetery here.
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HIGGINS. Mary Ellen Higgins, 73, died at the home ofa daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Martin, on the West Side, at 2:05 Monday morning ofpneumonia. She was the widow of MarkHiggins.
She was born June21, 1867, at Wyatt, a daughter of Perry and Sarah Heflin Martin.
By a formermarriage to Augustus Martin, she had three sons and three daughters, all ofwhom survive: Arlie, of Shinnston;Dewey Martin, of Wyatt, and Arch Martin of Glade Fork; Mrs. Herschel Heldrethof Shinnston and Mrs. Martin. Onebrother, Charles Martin of Enterprise and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Robey ofEnterprise. The funeral was heldTuesday afternoon with interment at Wyatt.
MARTIN. George B. Martin, 77, died at the home ofhis son, William Martin, of Robinson Run at eight o'clock Sunday morning.
He was born March26, 1864, in Wood county, a son of William and Rebecca Carder Martin. He is survived by three sons and threedaughters: William H., Howard C., andGeorge F. Martin, all of Robinson Run; Mrs. Thomas Bowers and Mrs. WalterPigott, both of Enterprise; two brothers, Al Martin of Holliday's Cove and L. Z.Martin of Williamstown.
Funeral serviceswere held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. H. U. Thompson conducted the service and burial was in the OddFellows cemetery at Enterprise.
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HARMER. Funeral services for Howard T. Harmer, 59,well known Shinnston business man [sic], who died Thursday at a Clarksburghospital, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the residence on Walnutstreet. Rev. C. A. Snider, pastor ofthe First Methodist Church and Rev. H. U. Thompson, pastor of the First BaptistChurch, conducted the services. MissLee Eleanor Alfred sang "Shadows," accompanied by her sister, MissEvelyn Alfred, and Mrs. A. F. Rodeheaver sang "Be Still, My Soul,"accompanied by Mrs. Chester W. Jones.
A large outpouringof friends came for the funeral, and many hundreds had called at the home topay their respects during the week end. The deceased, a life-long resident, was one of the city's best knowncitizens who had many friends. Interment followed at Masonic cemetery. The pallbearers were W. C. Wyatt, George Riffee, T. M. Simon, JamesVassar, Lester Vincent and Lloyd Riley.
Mr. Harmer died at12:30 o'clock last Thursday afternoon, following an illness of about twoweeks. His closest friends did notrealize his life was in danger until a day or two before his death. He was removed to the hospital on Wednesdaynight following a heart attack and was immediately placed under an oxygen tentbut he showed only slight improvement at first and sank rapidly until the end.
With his brother,Paul S. Harmer, he established the Shinnston Plumbing company in 1903 and thebusiness has continued successfully since that time. He learned the business from the ground up and as manager andelectrical and sanitary engineer he was recognized as a capable and efficientoperative.
He was born June17, 1881 in Shinnston, a son of B. Tyson Harmer and Florence Nay Harmer. On August 16, 1918 he married Miss EdnaSmell, daughter of Mrs. Jennie Smell and the late Thomas Smell ofShinnston. They have one daughter, MissHarriett Harmer, student at Fairmont State college.
Surviving besidesthe widow and daughter is his aged mother and his brother, Paul S. Harmer.
Out of townfriends and relatives attending the funeral included:
Mr. and Mrs. WayneAgnew, Mrs. Maude R. Agnew, Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Reeder, Mrs. Frank Ferguson,all of Clarksburg; V. C. Robinson, Wallace; Dr. and Mrs. S. O. Bond, Salem;Miss Geraldine Rinehart, Miss Helen Howell[,] Miss Irma Runner, Miss MarthaFlogercy [sic], Mr. and Mrs. John B. Wyatt, all of Clarksburg.
Miss DorcasPritchard, Miss Blanche Price, Mrs. E. L. Lively, Miss Edna I. Miller, MissLidwyn Myers, Miss Betty Amandrud, Miss Jean Shingleton, Miss Ruth Graham, MissGladys McAdoo, Miss Martha Alice Gregory, Mrs. J. Richard Robinson, Mr. andMrs. George O. Tarleton, all of Fairmont; Mrs. Wm. M. Hadsell, of Wheeling;Paul E. Meredith, Long Neck, New York; Mr. and Mrs. Blair Davis, Columbus,Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey W. Harmer, Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Lynch, Mrs. S.
T. Rittenhouse, J.Philip Rittenhouse, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Lamb, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fultz, Mr.and Mrs. R. E. Alexander, Miss Mildred Alexander, Mrs. W. P. Hamrick, all ofClarksburg.
Mr. and Mrs. CecilM. Smell and son Richard, Washington, D. C.; Mr. and Mrs. Don G. Harmer,Washington, D. C.; Mr. and Mrs. Weldy [sic] Rice, Weirton, W. Va.; Mr. and Mrs.Thomas Nay, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Grester, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kelley, all ofRivesville; J. Burton Smell, Shreve, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. William W. Finlayson,Cameron; Misses Farrel, Ruth and Annette Smell, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Smell, MissBetty Trussler, all of Fairmont; Mrs. Chas. T. Smith, Baltimore, Md.; Mr. andMrs. Frank Haller, A. P. Morrison, W. B. Grimm, Mr. and Mrs. W. Ray Long, Mrs.Porter A. Chartrand, all of Clarksburg.
Jay Franz, FortBenjamin Harrison, Ill.; Paul Riley, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Mrs. Farley Bell,Huntington; Fred Thompson, W. C. King, Dr. and Mrs. L. A. Stark, Mrs. Geo. L.Howell, Miss Sallie Robinson, all of Clarksburg; Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Whiteman,Salem; Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Randall, Isaac B. Davis, Harry Fletcher, Howard Long,Mrs. Emory Elder, A. J. Rice, all of Fairmont.
Mrs. L. F.Chalfant, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Nicholas, R. S. Monroe, Mr. and Mrs. AllenGerraro, all of Clarksburg; Walter Hinkle, Fairmont; R. P. Hunter, Pat Hunter,Salem; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. I. Simon, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald C. Nutter, all ofClarksburg; Mrs. Pearl Bryan, Urichsville, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bier,Marlinton; Mr. and Mrs. J. Carney Boggess, Philippi; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Limpert,Maple Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Hertzog, Worthington; Mr. and Mrs. ArleyFletcher, Clarksburg.
RILEY. Funeral services for Mrs. Charles E. Riley,22, were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Clarksburg Baptist church. Mrs. Riley died Saturday at a Clarksburghospital following an illness of several weeks. She was a daughter of P. H. and Ruth Smith White and was marriedto Charles E. Riley, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Marion Riley, former Shinnstonresidents, Dec. 28, 1938. Thepallbearers included Herbert Burnett, active, and Mrs. Herbert Burnett and MissEleanor Eckburg, honarary, of Shinnston.
STEWART. Mrs. Brooksie Stewart, 40, of Huntington,died in a Huntington hospital Friday evening following an illness andoperation.
She was born inMarion county June 25, 1900, a daughter of Net and Sallie Brown Robinson ofEnterprise. Surviving are her husband,William P. Stewart; three sons, Billy, 15; Bobby, 10, and Dickie, 5.
Services were heldat 2 p. m. Monday at the home of her parents with burial in the Wyatt OddFellows cemetery.
STYDAHAR. Services for Mrs. Lucille MAtilda Stydahar,57, wife of Peter Stydahar and mother of Joe Stydahar, All-Americanprofessional football star, who died Sunday afternoon at 2:18 at a Clarksburghospital of double pneumonia, were held Wednesday morning at ten o'clock at St.Ann's Catholic Church. Rev. FatherJames Egan officiated. Burial was atMasonic cemetery.
She was born onFebruary 17, 1884, in Austria, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Naglich. She and her husband came to America manyyears ago and lived in Shinnston for twenty-one years, moving here from Kaylor,Pa.
She is survived byher husband; six sons and five daughters; Joseph, now of Weirton; John, ofHarrisburg, Pa.; George, of Steubenville, Ohio; Andrew, of New York City; Peterand David, both at home; Mrs. Anna Hornsney, of Spelter, Mary, Kathryn, Helenand Mildred, all at home; one brother, Martin Naglich, of Austria,
and one sister, Mrs.Jacob Sudar, of Long View, Wash.
Upwards of sixty flowerpieces were received.
Among those fromout of town who called at the home were, Edward Maloy, Ed Smith, Cyril J.Ricker, Charles Lawson, Wade Pepper, James Callahan, Mrs. Jas. J. Connell,Eleanor Connell, Genevieve Barron, Robert Connell, Jas. Connell, MargaretVargo, Mrs. Louis Vargo, Mary Vargo, Mr. and Mrs. John Vargo, Anna Vargo,Emmett Randolph, Stanley Jeranko, L. Jarvis Currence, John Crawford, Mrs.Maxine Crawford, L. L. Crawford, Jr., and Homer Cropp, all of Clarksburg.
Meade McLister, T.H. Ovington, W. Kerr, L. J. Costello, Claude Conway, Joseph Kerr, Deney Cain,A. J. Morgan, Jack Torrance, Francis Davis and H. A. Bangert, all of Weirton.
Mike Spelich, Mrs.Helen Spelich, Mrs. Joe Spelich, Mrs. Frank Spelich, Joseph Spelich, Jr., Mrs.Anna Spelich, all of Warren, Ohio.
Ernest Fortney,Washington, D. C.; Carl Burnett, Eugene Burnett and Mr. and Mrs. John Belota,all of Fairmont; Miss Dorothy Condra and Byron Randolph, of Charleston.
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GROSS. William Henry Gross, 71, died in his home inGypsy Saturday afternoon following a stroke of paralysis.
He was bornJanuary 1, 1870, in Preston county, a son of the late Noah and Mary SquiresGross. His wife, the former MissElizabeth Riggleman survives with three sons and three daughters.
George and DeltonGross, of Gypsy; Glenn Gross, of Prospect Valley; Mrs. Hazel
Rakson, of Gypsy;Mrs. Nile Thomas, of Hughes and Mrs. Nina Williams, of Clakrsburg.
There are twobrothers and six sisters: Adam Gross ofFairmont; Walter Gross, of Milwaukee, Wis., Mrs. Hattie Sterling, ofMorgantown; Mrs. Cora Hartman, of Kingwood; Mrs. Lillie Davis and Mrs. MaudeBolyard, of Fairmont; Mrs. Goldie Cumberledge, of Shinnston and Mrs. JessieJohnson of McClellandstown, Pa.
Funeral serviceswere held at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon in the United Brethren church inGypsy. Burial in the Masonic cemetery.
MORRISON. Clarksburg -- What started out as a friendlydispute over the fistic ability of Joe Louis ended as a murder when AveralMorrison, 55, of suburban Pinnickinnick [sic] road died Saturday in aClarksburg hospital of shotgun wounds.
George P. Riblett,67, of Short street, confessed to the shooting after surrendering toofficers. He is held at the countyjail.
Riblett said heshot Morrison after he and Morrison had fought with their fists and afile. The fight took place in Riblett'stwo-room apartment.
SAYRES. Services for Helen Louise Sayres, aged 10months, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Sayres of Monongah, were heldMonday at the home of the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Grimm, ofShinnston. She is survived by herparents and one sister, Dolores Ann. Interment was made in the Masonic cemetery at Shinnston.
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ALLEN. Funeral services for E. A. (Bert) Allen, 61,who died at a Clarksburg hospital Friday at 11:20 a. m., were held at the FirstBaptist church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. H. U. Thompson officiated and paid a deserved tribute to thelife and character of the deceased, who had been a leading member of the churchfor many years. Burial was at Masoniccemetery. The pallbearers were C. A.Short, C. L. Richardson, Leonard Riley, Lloyd Riley, Albert Wadsworth andWilton Smith.
Mr. Allen had beenconnected with leading concerns of the city for the past thirty years. He was principal of the Shinnston gradeschool in 1908, following which position he became bookkeeper for theChalfant-Glaspell Construction company, remaining with this firm a number ofyears. Later he held a position in theFirst National Bank, and in more recent years was connected with the firms ofC. A. Short and the Riley & Riley company. His latest work was with C. L. Richardson, construction contractor, asbookkeeper.
Mr. Allen was bornin Doddridge county in 1880, a son of John B. and Annie Marie Allen, and wasthe last surviving member of the family. In 1912 he married Miss Vera Radabaugh, daughter of Henry H. and RoseRiley Radabaugh of Shinnston. One sonwas born to the union, John Edward Allen, a foreman for the American SteelMills at Donora, Pa. Mrs. Allen diedAugust 8, 1932.
He married MissFlorence G. Smith, April 20, 1936, who survives, together with the son abovementioned.
The body remainedat the home of a sister-in-law, Mrs. Exa [sic] Haun, on Station street fromSaturday afternoon until the hour of the funeral, where many friends called topay their respects.
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TETRICK. Mrs. Savilla Elizabeth Tetrick, 71, ofWyatt, died at 8:40 Tuesday night at her home of complications.
Mrs. Tetrick wasthe wife of Joseph P. Tetrick. She wasborn in Doddridge county, a daughter of James and Mary Linville Brown[.] She was twice married, first to John H.Martin, who is deceased. By thismarriage two daughters, Miss Arcie Mayne Martin, at home, and Mrs. ZettaAshcraft, of Wyatt, survive. By herlast marriage, two sons survive, James Leon and Phalen Arvel Tetrick, both athome.
She is survivedalso by the following brothers and sisters: Geo. K. Brown, of Lumberport; John H. Brown, of Enterprise; Charles RossBrown, of Long Run; Tillman Brown and Mastapha [sic] Brown, both of LittleBingamon; Mrs. Zona Heldreth, of Louisville, O[.], and Mrs. Homer Haggerty ofCanton, Ohio.
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LUCAS. Mrs. Mary C. Lucas, 92, a life-long residentof Harrison county and one of the area's oldest residents, died at 3:10 o'clockSaturday morning at her home in Clarksburg. Death was attributed to a heart condition complicated by her age.
Mrs. Lucas hadbeen a resident of Clarksburg since 1903. She was born December 27, 1848 on Shinn's Run, near Saltwell, a daughterof Benjamin S. and Nancy S. Martin Rector. She married Charles S. Lowe October 19, 1869, and moved to Adamsvillewhere they made their home until Mr. Lowe's death in October of 1880.
Four children wereborn to them, two of whom survive, Walter L. Lowe, of Clarksburg and Mrs.Lillie M. Carrithers [sic], who made her home with her mother. A second daughter, died in childhood, andthe third, Miss Nannie Lowe, a well known teacher for many years associatedwith Salem college, died a few years ago.
In December of1880 Mrs. Lucas married William H. Lucas, of this city and lived here until hisdeath in 1903 when she went to Clarksburg.
There are threegrandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Lucas hadvivid memories of Civil War days in the Monongahela valley and often recalledthe exciting days of raids which occurred in this section during that time.
Funeral serviceswere held at 2:30 p. m. Monday in the Davis Funeral chapel, Clarksburg, withthe Rev. Dr. E. W. Bloomquist, pastor of the Clarksburg Baptist church, incharge, and assisted by the Rev. F. F. Brininstool, Baptist pastor ofMannington. Burial was made in theMasonic cemetery Shinnston.
SHRADER. Al Judson Shrader, 85, farmer of Jones Run,died at 10:10 o'clock Thursday night after a month's illness of complications.
Mr. Shrader wasborn Nov. 7th 1854, a son of William L. and Martha Heldreth Shrader, of JonesRun. He had spent his entire lifetimein the Jones Run community except for about a year when he was in theWest. His wife, Mrs. Mary E. Shrader,died about a year ago.
Surviving are twosons, Jammes R. Shrader, of Sequille, Oregon, and William R. Shrader, of MillCreek; three daughters, Mrs. Etta M. Shreves, of Folsom; Mrs. Martha A.Merritt, of Cumberland, Md.; Mrs. Sena S. Amos of Myrtle Point, Ore.;
and six sisters,Mrs. Jane Lowe, of Copenhaver Run; Mrs. Rose L. Fenton, of Lumberport; Mrs.Mandora Grubb, of Mannington; Mrs. Frances Moore, of Dola; Mrs. Cora Benton, ofBrown, and Mrs. Mary E. Shrader of Mannington.
The funeral washeld at the home at 2 p. m. Sunday and burial made in the Shrader cemetery onJones Run.
SHAW. James Nelson Shaw, 81, a farmer and fruitgrower near Grangeville, died May 30 in his home of a long illness whichfollowed a stroke of paralysis. He wasborn October 8, 1860, in Preston county, a son of Jess and Mary CunninghamShaw.
Surviving are hiswidow, the former Susan L. McIntyre, of Wallace; two sons, Edward and GeorgeShaw, both of Wallace; six daughters, Mrs. Ruby Webb, Mrs. Carrie Matheny andMrs. Celesta Frost all of Mannington; Mrs. Hazel Garrison, of Fairmont; Mrs.Jessie Stephens, of Cameron, and Mrs. Minnie Smith, of Wheeling. One daughter preceded him in death. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. CenaMason, of Mannington; Mrs. Anna Coffman of Shinnston, R. D. 1; and Mrs. LauraMcIntyre, of Onan, W. Va.; twenty-fivegrandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.
[H]e was a memberof the Grangeville Baptist church since childhood. Funeral services were held at 3:30 Sunday afternoon at theGrangeville Baptist church, with the Rev. Frank Edge in charge. Burial in the Hawker cemetery nearGrangeville.
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SHINGLETON. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clockthis afternoon for Samuel J. Shingleton, 67, who died suddenly Tuesday morningwhile working in his garden at Saltwell[.] Burial will be at Masonic cemetery.
Mr. Shingleton wasa former employe[e] of the South Penn Oil company and in recent years hadworked at the mines and as a farmer.
He was born March14, 1874, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Shingleton. He is survived by his widow, Martha Shingleton; a son, Earl, ofCharleston; a sister, Mrs. Ora Day of Clarksburg and a brother, Homer, ofTexas.
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CARPENTER. Mrs. Rose Ella Carpenter, 61, of Wyatt, diedat ten o'clock last Thursday morning in a Fairmont hospital. She was a wife of Jesse Carpenter, a farmer,of the Wyatt community.
She was born inMarion county, near Wyatt, November 6, 1879, the daughter of Alpheus and LouisaMatthews Heldreth.
Surviving are twosons, Ray Carpenter, of Wyatt and George Ira Carpenter, of Orlando, Florida;five daughters, Mrs. Nellie Payne, Mrs. Goldie Cunningham and Mrs. Ruth Baker,all of Wyatt; Mrs. Meryl Parks, of Idamay, and Mrs. Ellen Blair, ofWorthington; four brothers, James L. Heldreth, of Cunningham's run; ThomasHeldreth, of Wyatt; Frank and Sherman Heldreth, both of Washington state; onehalf-sister, Mrs. Mary Heldreth, of Ohio.
The funeral andservices took place Sunday afternoon at Wyatt.
JAMES. Bryan James,42, a veteran of the World War, died at 3:15 Wednesday morning at a veterans'[sic] hospital at Aspinall, Pa., according to word received by his wifehere. The body will arrive in Shinnstonsometime [sic] Thursday. Funeralarrangements are incomplete.
Mr. James had beenemployed in the mines of the Bethlehem Coal company until he became ill of tuberculosis. He had been a patient at the hospital fivemonths.
Deceased [sic] wasa son of the late John and Agnes Mays James of Point Pleasant. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. EthelJames, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Wharton of Enterprise, and threechildren, namely, Miss Billy, Warren and John. A brother, Raymond of Ohio, also survives.
RIBLETT. Funeral services for James Addison Riblett,69, were held Saturday afternoon at the Harmer funeral home, conducted by theRev. H. U. Thompson, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was at Masonic cemetery. The pallbearers were, Frank Long, CarlBarker, Q. M. Carder, Arthur Vassar, John Hartley and George Riffee.
Mr. Riblett, oneof the city's highly respected citizens, died Thursday afternoon at aClarksburg junk yard where he had taken a load of material for SalemJoseph. A heart attack was the cause ofdeath.
He had beenemployed in the street department of Shinnston for a number of years and inaddition to his work in the streets he had been helping Mr. Joseph in recentyears.
Mr. Riblett wasborn May 15, 1872, in Shinnston, the son of George J. and Rebecca CrimRiblett. He was married September 17,1913, to Mrs. Susie Burge Ellis. Shedied December 12, 1924.
Surviving relativesare, one brother, John Riblett, a niece, Miss Cerella Riblett, and a nephew,Junior Riblett, both of this city; Victor Riblett, of Worthington, Eddie Bock,of Hopemont, and George Bock, of Pennsylvnia, nephews.
VINCENT. Charles L. Vincent, 73, died at his home atOcean Mines, Friday of heart failure. He was the father of Mrs. Ben McFoy of Shinnston, and Mrs. Frank Donellyof Homestead, Pa. Funeral and burialtook place Sunday at Shinnston Masonic cemetery.
WEBB. Mrs. Mary Levina Webb, 73, wife of JamesWebb, of Pine Bluff, died at her home June 11.
Mrs. Webb was bornFebruary 27, 1868, at Brown the daughter of James and Catherine Davis Powell.
Her first husbandwas William Heflin of Wyatt, who died several years ago. Children surviving from the first marriageare, two sons, C. C. Heflin, of Pine Bluff, and A. W. Heflin, of Parkersburg,and one daughter, Mrs. Bessie Cunningham, of West Union.
Survivors of thesecond marriage include the husband; three sons, Gordon Webb, of Clarksburg;David Webb, of Shinnston; and Edward Webb, at home, and two daughters, Mrs.Pearl Iser and Mrs. Gladys Gregory, both of Parkersburg.
Funeral serviceswere conducted Friday by the Rev. Herbert U. Thompson, pastor of the ShinnstonFirst Baptist church. Interment was atMasonic cemetery.
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KANN. Joseph Kann, 62, died Monday at his home inMonongah. He was the father of Mrs. A.R. Wright, the brother of Robert Kann, of this city, and Mrs. Harvey Fortney ofWorthington.
NUTTER. Largely attended funeral services for Dr.Raymond B. Nutter, 62, who died at midnight Thursday at his home in Enterprise,were held at St. James church there Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The services were in charge of Rev. W. H.Ware of Fairmont, whose father was a former pastor of the church, and Rev. FayZinn, the present pastor.
Rev. Mr. Ware madefrequent reference to the deceased whose professional life typified the higherideals of the medical profession and who, as a churchman, was one of the mostdevoted members of St. James church since his early manhood. Clyde Beckett of Clarksburg sang "Thereis [sic] No Night" and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus."
Interment tookplace at Masonic cemetery. Thepallbearers were: Dr. A. J. Kemper, Dr.B. S. Brake, Dr. R. B. Linger, Dr. B. W. Wilkinson, Dr. J. S. Maloy, and Dr. L.O. Spencer. Honorary pallbearerswere: R. S. Johnson, John Traxler, C.L. Watkins, C. W. Gerrard, S. B. Davis, Harry Higinbotham, Walter Hursey, Dr.O. W. Ladwig, Dr. C. L. Lawson and W. Guy Tetrick.
Dr. Nutter hadbeen ill about six weeks. He was apatient at a Clarksburg hospital from May 21 until June first, and underwent anoperation there. He was returned to hishome where he declined steadily until the end.
He was a native ofthe Enterprise community, and was born September 12, 1878, a son of the lateCharles Thornton Nutter and Dora May Shores Nutter. He had been engaged in the practice of his profession atEnterprise since his graduation from the Louisville Medical college in 1905. In addition to a large private practice hewas company doctor for the Consolidation Coal company.
Dr. Nutter marriedMiss Lu Wallace Kirk of Louisville, Kentucky, who survives with the followingchildren: Miss Virginia Lee Nutter, ateacher in Washington Irving High School; Mrs. Ward T. Sturm, of Fairmont; Dr.Raymond B. Nutter of Lumberport, and Dr. Robert A. Nutter of Norwalk,Conn. There are three grand sons [sic].
He was a pastmaster of St Johns Lodge No. 24, A. F. and A. M. A large body of Masons attended the services and the rites of theorder were read at the grave.
NUTTER. A good citizen, widely known in thissection, who has been taken by death, was Dr. R. B. Nutter. Dr. Nutter was a splendid Christiangentleman and a very pleasing human being. He was a skilled physician and surgeon, a warm friend and good businessman [sic]. It seems difficult tobelieve that a personality such as his, so endowed with the love of livingshould be stilled forever, but death is one of the certainties, not one of thepossibilities.
For years hepracticed his profession in the Shinnston community, where he was well likedand will be long remembered. To hisfamily, a community deepest and sincere sympathies.
SWIGER. Funeral services for J. Nelson Swiger, 93,who died at 4 p. m. Monday at his home on Laurel Run, near Dola, were held at 4o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church at Lumberport. Burial was in the Lumberport Odd Fellowscemetery.
Mr. Swiger wasborn on June 5, 1848, within one mile of the home where he died, a son of JohnT. and Rachel Allen Swiger.
He was aprosperous farmer and a lifelong resident of that community.
His wife, Mrs.Harriet J. Swiger, died in February, 1926. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Wesley Brooks, of Fairmont; Mrs.Savilla Harbert Bowers, of Lumberport[,] Mrs. Emma Harbert, of Jones Run andMrs. Alice M. Criss of Clarksburg.
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BURNETT. Funeral services for Mrs. Harriet Burnett,85, widow of John Burnett, who died at 7:10 Tuesday evening at her home onWalnut street, will be held at the residence Thursday afternoon at 3o'clock. The Rev. C. A. Snider, pastorof the First Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will take place at Masonic cemetery.
Mrs. Burnett receiveda broken hip when she fell at her home June 14 and had been failing since thattime. She was treated at a Clarksburghospital for a week following the accident.
Mrs. Burnett wasborn March 8, 1856 at Evansville and was a daughter of Eugene and Mary WarthenOrr. She married John A. BurnettOctober 4, 1887 and they resided at Boothsville before coming to Shinnston manyyears ago.
She was a memberof the Shinnston Methodist church, and was the first president of the LadiesAid of that church.
Children surviving include one daughter, Mrs.Lawrence L. Crawford of Clarksburg, and four sons, Frank, Walter, Paul andRobert, all of Shinnston.
Also surviving areone brother, Frank Orr of Grafton, two half-brothers, Edward and CharlesBennett, and one half-sister, Mrs. F. C. Caldwell, all of Roanoke, Va.; 27grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
GRAY. Charles E. Gray, 68, a retired plasterer,who has been running a tourist home on Main street, Bridgeport, since hishealth failed some time ago, died of complications at his home Tuesday evening.
Mr. Gray was theson of the late Andrew C. Grey [sic] and Minerva Gray, who lived atSaltwell. He is survived by his widow,the former Miss Blanche Griffin; two sisters, Mrs. Luther Nuzum and Mrs. Marthe[sic] Shingleton, both of Saltwell; a brother, Eli Gray, of Grafton; 26 niecesand nephews and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Mr. Gray was bornat Flag on Meadow [sic] run near Mannington January 15, 1873, and married May4, 1899. Mr. Gray belonged to theSaltwell Methodist church and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Final rites willbe held at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the residence, in charge of the Rev.Paul C. Holden of the Methodist Temple, Fairmont, assisted by the Rev. B. M.Mitchell of Bridgeport. Burial will bein the Shinnston Masonic cemetery.
JOHNSON. Worried and shocked by the dynamite slayingof her son, Clarence Johnson, of Shinnston, last March Mrs. Rebecca JaneJohnson, 74, died Friday as the accused murderer of her son went on the witnessstand in criminal court, in Clarksburg to defend himself.
Members of herfamily said she had been in declining health since early Spring and that shehad not been able to recover from the shock of her son's death.
She died at thehome of her son J. W. Johnson, Clarksburg.
She was thedaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester A. West and was born May 11, 1867, inOhio. She married Albert Johnson in1886. He died twenty years ago.
Survivors includefives sons, J. W. Johnson, in whose home she died; Charles, of Lumberport; Royand Clyde, both of Shinnston; and George, of Grafton; two daughters, Mrs.Nellie McDougal of Grafton and Mrs. Bessie Trimball, of Grafton. There is one brother, Elijah West, of SouthDakota, and two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Gearhart, of Eaton, W. Va., and Mrs.Maraih [sic] Schofield, of Parkersburg.
The funeral washeld at two p. m. Sunday at the United Brethren church at Northview with theRev. T. E. Gainer in charge, assisted by the Rev. B. L. Barton. Interment in Greenlawn.
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CROW. Gordon E. Crow, 78, retired merchant, diedat his home in Hundred, Monday. He wasthe father of Gene Crow, who is an employe[e] of Wm. J. S. Harmer & Son,Shinnston undertakers. Funeral serviceswere held Wednesday at the home and interment took place at Shinnston Masoniccemetery.
The widow survivesand one other son, Duncan Crow of Tucson, Arizona.
GALLAHER. Mrs. Mary Evaline Gallaher, 60[,] ofParkersburg, died Sunday morning at the home of her son, Archie Gallaher, ofLumberport, where she had been a guest for the last week. She had suffered for some time of a heartailment but her death was the result of a sudden attack.
She was bornSeptember 25, near Shinnston, a daughter of Harris and Mary J. MatsonDrain. She was the wife of Asa B.Gallaher, who survives with four sons and three daughters as follows: Archie Gallaher, of Lumberport; Darrel andIvan Gallaher both of Parkersburg; Beno Gallaher, of Webster Springs; Mrs.Beulah Tichenor, of Shinnston; Mrs. Thelma Cawker and Mrs. Madeline Clutter,both of Webster Springs; three brothers, Hugh, Lawrence and Harris Drain, allof Shinnston; three sisters, Mrs. Lester Minor, Mrs. George Bunnel, both ofShinnston; Mrs. Richard B. Oosting, of New York city [sic].
Funeral serviceswere held at the home of Mrs. Lester Minor, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock,conducted by the Rev. C. A. Snider, pastor of the First Methodist church, ofwhich she was a memeber. Burial in theMasonic cemetery.
WELLS. James Henry Wells, 88, who came here fromMoundsville to visit relatives over the 4th of July, was killed at 6:30 o'clockFriday evening when struck by a trolley car near the Big Elm. He was standing on the end of a cross tielaining [sic] against a pole, it is said, when the accident occurred. T. R. Fitzpatrick, the motorman, said he wasunable to see the man on account of the pole.
Wells and a son,Dora Wells and family were visiting at the home of E. A. Shreve who lives inthe vicinity of the Big Elm. The bodywas taken to the Fairview Methodist church in Tyler county where funeral andburial took place Monday.
He is survived byseven sons and two daughters: George Wells, of Weston; Burnie and Dora Wells,both of Moundsville; William Wells, of Clairton, Ohio, Sampson Wells, ofCentral Station; Harry and John Wells, both of Middlebourne; Mrs. DellaFletcher of Greenwood, and Mrs. Amanda Sprouse, of Mole Hill.
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HAGGERTY. Arthur A. (Boother) Haggerty, 86, diedSaturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of his son, Chester L. Haggertyon Pike street. Mr. Haggerty made hishome with his sons in Elkins and had come here about three weeks ago, when hebecame ill.
He was born inHarrison county June 10, 1855, and lived most of his life on CUnningham's runnear Shinnston. His wife, the formerMiss Louise Ashcraft, died December 14, 1929.
Surviving are thefollowing sons and daughters: LloydHaggerty, of Cunningham's Run; Chester Haggerty, Shinnston; Leslie and JosephHaggerty, both of Elkins, Amos Haggerty, of Fairmont; T. S. Haggerty, addressunknown; Mrs. Cromer Collins, California, and Mrs. Elpha White Cotton,Youngstown, Ohio.
Funeral serviceswere held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at Harmer's funeral home with theRev. Charles A. Snider, pastor of the First Methodist church, in charge. Burial was in the Cunningham cemetery onCunningham's Run, near Peora.
The pallbearerswere Jacob Harbert, J. M. Harbert, George Lough, Glenn Sturm, A. E. Vassar andFay Murray.
TETRICK. Mrs. Lola Anderson Tetrick, 64, died at herhome at Big Elm, near Shinnston, at five o'clock Thursday evening following ayear's illness of complications. Shewas the wife of Lloyd W. Tetrick.
Mrs. Tetrick heldher membership with the Fleming Memorial Presbyterian church at Fairmont, butfor nearly forty years had been identified with activities at the FirstMethodist church in Shinnston. She wasa teacher of the Women's Sunday
school class fornearly twenty years; and for eleven years was president of the Woman'sChristian Temperance Union and president of the Foreign Missionary Society atthe time of the unification of Methodist churches. She was serving as missionary education secretary of the Woman'sSociety of Christian Service when she became ill.
She was a chartermember of the Shinnston Woman's Club and a member of the Big Elm Communityclub.
She was honorarypresident of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
Mrs. Tetrick wasborn April 10[,] 1876, in in Fairmont, the daughter of Newton B. and CatherineRebecca Kerr Anderson. She was marriedthirty-nine years ago. She taughtschool in Marion county several years before her marriage.
Surviving are thehusband, one son, Edwin A. Tetrick, an employe[e] of the Hazel-Atlas Glasscompany, Clarksburg; one brother, Harry B. Anderson, of East Shinnston, and onesister, Mrs. C. E. Snider, of Fairmont. Mrs. Snider underwent a major operation Wednesday afternoon in aBaltimore hospital.
Funeral serviceswere held at 2:30 p. m. Saturday at the home, with the Rev. Charles A. Snider,of the Fost [sic] Methodist church in charge. Interment in the Shinnston Masonic cemetery.
Pallbearers were,Joseph Snider[,] Robert Crawford and Jack Snider, all of Fairmont, and Harry,Fred and Robert Anderson, of Shinnston.
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KENDALL. Mrs. Nora B. Kendall, 33, died Tuesdaymorning at her home in South Shinnston of tuberculosis. She was the wife of Laward "Monk"Kendall, an employe[e] of the Bethlehem-Fairmont Coal Co.
She was born inShinnston on April 7, 1908, a daughter of Edward and Katherine Beverley St.Clair. She is survived by her husband,two sons, Kenneth Ridgway, 13, David Arnold, 9; two daughters, Nancy Jean, 7;Dorothy Ann, 5; four brothers and five sisters, Edgar St. Clair of Teverbaugh,John at home; Archie and Dale, both of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. William Kendalland Mrs. Harold Ashcraft, both of Shinnston; Mrs. Richard Snodgrass, ofLumberport; Mrs. Michael Valen and Mrs. Chester Currey, both of Cleveland.
Funeral serviceswill be held at 1:30 p. m. Thursday, at the home of her parents, with burial inthe Masonic cemetery.
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HARMER. Funeral services were held at the home ofMrs. Howard T. Harmer on Walnut street Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock for Mrs.Florence Etta Harmer, 84, widow of B. Tyson Harmer, who died at her home onWalnut street Sunday afternoon at 12:15 o'clock[.] The Rev. C. A. Snider, pastor of the First Methodist church,officiated. Interment took place atMasonic cemetery.
The vocal numberswere by Miss Carolyn Sturm, Miss Lee Eleanor Alfred, Dr. Fred W. Burnett andEdgar J. Harmer. Mrs. Chester W. Joneswas at the piano.
Pallbearers wereH. H. Haught, Clarence Anderson, S. B. Davis, T. M. Simon, A. E. Vassar andGeorge Riffee. There were manybeautiful floral pieces.
Mrs. Harmer hadbeen in declining health the past two years but had been bedfast only a fewdays. Following the death of her sonHoward T. Harmer on May 1, she failed rapidly.
She had been amember of the First Methodist church for sixty-eight years. She was born June 6, 1857, in a house stillstanding on Walnut street, not more than 500 feet from the house in which shedied. She was a daughter of Oliver W.and Minerva Jane Fortney Nay. Herfather was a veterinary [sic] attached to Company E. [sic] Third West VirginiaInfantry during the Civil War and was taken a prisoner by the Confederate armyat the battle of Gettysburg. He wasremoved to a government hospital at Annapolis, Md., where his death occurred December 19, 1864. He was the second soldier from Shinnston todie in that strife and is buried in Shinnston's first cemetery.
Mrs. Harmerremembered vividly the Jones Raid of April 29, 1863. She often related to her granddaughter, Harriet Harmer, how agroup of Confederate soldiers knocked at the door of her mother's kiechen [sic]and asked for food.
Mrs. Harmer'smother died soon after the close of the war leaving four orphan children. Mrs. Harmer went to live with Mr. and Mrs.Benjamin Reeder, relatives of her mother, who kept a hotel in the building onPike street, known as the "Blue Boar" Tavern, spoken of in GranvilleDavisson Hall's book, "The Daughter of the Elm." Mrs. Harmer and her late husband were marriedthere on August 16, 1877, by the Rev. Aaron Vincent. Mr. Harmer's death occurred February 27, 1938.
She was the motherof three children, Abbie Harmer Carder and Howard T. Harmer, both deceased, andPaul S. Harmer, of Shinnston, who survives her, with her granddaughter, MissHarriet Harmer; one sister, Mrs. Amy Hamrick, of Adams avenue, Clarksburg, andone brother, Thomas Nay, of Rivesville.
McINTYRE. Mrs. Laura Catherine McIntyre, 64, diedWednesday morning at her home in Haywood following an extended illness ofglandular infection. She was born inMonongalia county, March 1, 1877, a daughter of Clark and Jane Phillips Bock.
She is survived byher husband, Russell McIntyre, five sons and one daughter: Buhl McIntyre of Robey; Kenneth and HowardMcIntyre, both of Haywood; Charles and Victor McIntyre and Miss DelorisMcIntyre, all at home; four brothers and one sister, namely, John Bock, ofOakdale; David E., Arba M., and W. Frank Bock, with Mrs. Gertrude Nay, all ofShinnston.
Funeral serviceswere held at 4 o'clock last Thursday afternoon at the home with burial in theMasonic cemetery.
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BRYANT. Jesse Bryant, 55, of Haywood, died Saturdaymorning at his home following an eighteen months illness of Hodgkinsdisease. He was born on August 4, 1886,in Wythe county, Virginia, the son of Robert L. and Nora Sink Bryant. He ws married to Miss Euna Pearl Plumley ofAbraham, W. Va., on August 4, 1908.
Surviving are hiswidow, his step-mother, Mrs. Robert Bryant; five daughters, Mrs. Pearl Byrd,Mrs. Garnet Saffle and Miss Bessie Bacorn, all of Haywood; Mrs. Iva Moore, ofShinnston, and Mrs. Ruby Fenton, of Lumberport; four brothers, Estelle Bryant,of Beckley; Lon Bryant, of Mabscott; Charles Bryant, of Lilybrook; Sam Bryant,of Eckles; two half-brothers, Mike Bryant and Louis Bryant, both of Ghent;three sisters, Mrs. Ada Lily of Bever; Mrs. Vicla [sic] Fink, of Bell Point,and Mrs. Rachel Hughes. of Toledo, Ohio; four half-sisters, Miss Evelyn, Maryand Lena Bryant, all of Ghent, and Mrs. David Fink, of Mehegan.
Mr. Bryant was amember of the United Brethren church at Gypsy. Funeral services were held at the United Brethren church at Haywood at2:30 o'clock Sunday, conducted by the Rev. S. E. Bauman, of Wilsonburg. Burial in Shinnston Masonic cemetery.
GIBSON. Mrs. Edna Ruth Gibson[,] wife of HughGibson, merchant of Buckhannon, died Friday night in a Buckhannon hospitalfollowing a long illness. Mrs. Gibsonhad been bedfast for the last eight months and was admitted to the hospital onJune 4.
A daughter of thelate George and Lilly Bock Pyles, she was born November 9, 1906 at NewburgPreston county. She made her home inShinnston for several years before going to Buckhannon.
Surviving inaddition to the husband are two children, Shirley Ann and Carol Sue, both athome; two sisters, Mrs. Belle Hess, of this city, and Mrs. Boyd Wiseman, ofBoothsville, and two brothers, Rex Pyles, athletic director atAlderson-Broaddus colllege at Philippi, and Ellis Pyles, of this city.
Funeral serviceswere held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the residence in Buckhannon. The Rev. W. H. Barlow, pator of the FirstBaptist church of that city, was in charge. Burial was in the Shinnston cemetery.
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BABER. Frances Caroline Baber, six year olddaughter of Reed and Frankie Stiles Baber, of Oak Point, died at 11:30 o'clockTuesday morning in the office of a physician here following a tonsillectomy.
She is survived byher parents, and several half brothers and sisters.
The body has beentaken to the home of an aunt, Mrs. Worth Jackson, on Clark street here, whereit will remain until two o'clock Thursday afternoon when services will be heldat the Long Run United Brethren church. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Enterprise.
ERWIN. William E. Erwin, 55, who had been locatedin Shinnston the past eight months, met death Monday afternoon when his carleft the highway near Sutton and plunged into the river. Erwin was employed by the Fairmont Machinecompany, and recently had been rooming at the home of Mrs. Sallie Hess on Mainstreet.
He left ShinnstonMonday morning for his home in Johnson City, Tennessee. The body was taken there. A son, Charles I. Erwin, was employed herewith his father for a time, but is now stationed at Fort Sill. Another son, Walter E. Erwin, resides atCharleston, S. C., and the wife and parents of the deceased also survive.
McNEELEY. Mose "Mack" McNeeley, 58, diedThursday morning in a Clarksburg hospital following a surgical operation andperitonites [sic]. He was born May 4,1883, in Logan county, a son of Lafayette and Sarah Ann Farmer McNeeley. He had been a resident of this city for thelast twelve years and was an employe[e] of the Bethlehem-Fairmont Coal Companyat Bethlehem. Thirty-odd years ago hejoined the Odd Fellows Lodge No[.] 274 in Logan and was a member of theShinnston Rebekah Lodge No. 47. Henever was married.
Survivors includesix brothers and one sister: Barrettand Albert McNeeley, both of Logan; Ballard and Baker McNeeley, both of Holden;Bilton McNeeley, of Ferrelsburg; Floyd McNeeley, of Peach Creek; Mrs. AnnaFarthling of Taylorsville, Ill.
Services were heldat 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Exline onRebecca street. Burial in the Masoniccemetery at Shinnston.
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STURM. Largely attended funeral services for FrankDouglas Sturm, 33, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home ofMr. and Mrs. Guy A. Hardesty on East avenue. The services were conducted by Dr. Roy McCuskey, late president of WestVirginia Wesleyan college and a former local pastor, and Rev. C. A. Snider,pastor of the First Methodist church.
Miss Evelyn Alfredplayed three piano selections, "The Rosary," "When Day IsDone" and "Ave Maria," favorite pieces of the deceased. There were no vocal numbers. A splendid floral tribute bore witness tothe wide popularity of the deceased. Interment took place at Masonic cemetery. The pallbearers were: Dr.B. A. Starcher, Dr. Lloyd Wolf, Joseph Bailey, and H. P. Bock, all ofShinnston; John H. Robinson, of Clarksburg, and Robert Martin, of Washington,D. C.
Honorarypallbearers were: Allen Gerrard andSanford Randolph, both of Clarksburg; Joseph Viggiano, George Swan, WiltonSmith and Joseph Kimmins, all of Shinnston; Nick Wisser, of Pittsburgh; Dr. J.R. Johnson of Lewistown, Pa.; William Meredith and Paul Piefer, both ofFairmont, and Benton Davis, of Portsmouth, O.
Frank D. Sturm,one of Shinnston's outstanding young men, died Friday morning at 1:10 o'clockat his home on East avenue. His deathfollowed a five-month illness of inflammation of the lining of the heart.
Mr. Sturm was ason of John J. and Lelia Tetrick Sturm and was born in Shinnston January 10,1908. He was graduated from Shinnstonhigh school in 1926 and attended Fairmont State college and West Virginiauniversity. On May 29, 1937 he marriedMiss Elizabeth Hardesty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy A. Hardesty.
He had been anemploye[e] of the Shinnston postoffice [sic] for fourteen years, first asauxiliary clerk and substitute city carrier and later as regular carrier, whichposition he held the last four years. He was a leading member of the younger set and was well liked by all whoknew him.
He is survived byhis widow, parents and the following brothers: Harold T. Sturm, of Columbus, Ohio; Richard Sturm, of Monterey,California, and Robert Sturm of Morgantown.
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ASHCRAFT. Mrs. Mary Martha Ashcraft, 58, wife ofCharles Ashcraft, of Peora, died Monday evening at her home in Peora, after anextended illness. She had beenseriously ill for the past month.
She was born onChristmas Day, 1882, on Davisson's run, Harrison county, a daughter of Isaacand Margaret Ellen Garrett Carpenter. She was a member of the United Brethren church at Peora.
Survivors includeher husband, four daughters, Mrs. Val Barvais, Clarksburg; Genevieve, Berthaand Sarah Ellen Ashcraft, all at home; one son, Arthur Lee Ashcraft, of Peora;two brothers, Carl Carpenter, of Peora, and Jesse Carpenter, of Wyatt.
Funeral serviceswere held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the residence in charge of theRev. Charles V. Tate, pastor of the United Brethren chruch at Adamston andShinnston. Burial in I. O. O. F.cemetery at Wyatt.
WISSER. Services for George H. Wisser, 61, wellknown retired coal operator, who died at St. Mary's hospital Sunday night at11:37 o'clock, were held at the residence on Mahlon street Tuesday evening, at7:30 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. P. Z. Musgrave of Charleston, a formerpastor of the First Methodist Church and Rev. C. D. Tharp, pastor of ChristChurch, Methodist.
Commenting on thescripture, "Let not your heart be troubled, You believe in God, believealso in me," Rev. Mr. Musgrave in impressive manner developed the thoughtthat troubles are present every day among us and that no one may expect othersto bear his burdens. He said we shouldnot let our bereavements cause us to give up our normal activities. The world needs christian talent today morethan ever before. The services werelargely attended, despite a steady downpour of rain, and many beautiful floralpieces banked the rooms.
The funeral partyleft Wednesday morning for McKeesport, Pa., where interment took place atVersailles cemetery, with the Masonic lodge of Aliquippa conducting the ritesat the grave.
Mr. Wisser hadbeen a patient at the hospital the past six weeks, where he underwent anoperation soon after being admitted. Although little hope was entertained for his recovery from the first,the numerous friends who called to see him during the intervening weeks alwaysfound him most cheerful and glad to see them. He realized his condition but expressed no complaint or fear of theoutcome.
Mr. Wisser hadbeen a resident of Shinnston the last thirty years, having built a fine home onMahlon street soon after locating here in 1910. He was president and manager of the Haywood Coal Mining companywhich loaded its last car of coal in January of 1932. The coal having been mined out, the plant was dismantled.
Although releasedfrom active business connections, save for private investments, Mr. Wissernever really retired from work. He wasof such an energetic nature that he was never contented unless having somethingto do. He had a well equipped work shopin the basement of his home and also in his garage where he found the greatestpleasure in creating and making useful things for his home and for his friendsas well as toys and little things for children. He was never without something to do.
At the beginningof his illness he was working on a toy for a child of one of his friends, whichremains half finished in his workshop, a symbol of his love for children.
Although of aretiring, modest nature, he was a most friendly man who would go to any lengthto favor his friends. Being handy andefficient in working with his hands and always thoughtful of his neighbors andinterested in their welfare, he found numerous occasions to assist them in thelittle things that make for happiness and contentment. He could repair almost any electricalappliance, or motor or car engine, as well as any article of wood and when helearned some of his friends were having any difficulty in this way he was quickto come to their assistance. Alwaysgiving his help for the pleasure of doing something and with never a thought ofpay.
He has been knownto spend days helping friends make changes and repairs to their machinery orequipment or their houses, and when asked to accept pay would reply with asmile, "not a cent."
Many of hisfriends were of the younger set, whom he delighted in entertaining in his homeand at his summer camp on the river near West Milford. He was many years younger in his manner ofliving than his years would indicate, and he found real pleasure in life.
George H. Wisserwas a son of the late Chris H. and Wilhelmina Wisser, of McKeesport, Pa., andwas born July 24, 1880. He was marriedto Miss Marie C. Lommel June 26, 1907 and three years later they came toShinnston to reside.
He was a member ofthe German Lutheran Church at McKeesport, the Masonic lodge at Aliquippa andOsiris Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine at Wheeling. The only son, Nicholas Lommel Wisser, hasbeen connected with the Air Reduction Sales Corporation at Pittsburgh the pastseveral years and has just been transferred to Minneapolis, Minn., as salesmanager for the concern. With his wifeand little daughter Christine he expects to go to his new location in the nearfuture.
Surviving besidesthe widow and son and granddaughter are three brothers and one sister, namelyWilliam Wisser, Pittsburgh; E. C. Wisser, Shinnston, who was connected with hisbrother in the mining business; Florence R. Wisser, McKeesport, and MaryWisser, Coulter, Pa.
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PHILLIPS. Mrs. L. J. Phillips, 29, wife of anElizabeth, Wirt county, physician, was killed Labor Day by lightning while sheand three companions were taking shelter on a Parkersburg golf course during athunder storm.
Her husbandsuffered temporary paralysis and Milford Ford of Parkersburg, and Sharon, Pa.,suffered severe burns of the left eye[,] side and back.
Dr. and Mrs.Phillips came to Elizabeth six years ago from Bloomington, Ill.
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ASHCRAFT. Funeral services for Benjamin F. Ashcraft,69, of Wyatt, who died at a Clarksburg hospital Tuesday afternoon following anoperation for goitre [sic], will be held at the Union church in Wyatt Thursdayafternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial willtake place at the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Mr. Ashcraft wasborn January 6, 1872, a son of Daniel and Elizabeth Glover Ashcraft. Surviving besides the widow, Mrs. LulaWickline Ashcraft, are two children, Roscoe F. Ashcraft of Cleveland, Ohio, andMrs. Virgie Gabay of Plainfield, N. J. Two sisters also survive, Mrs. Julia Criss of Clarksburg and Mrs. ViolaBrown of Wyatt.
BURTON.Chester Earl Burton, 32, of Enterprise, an employe[e] of the Consolidation Coalcompany, was electrocuted Thursday evening when he was investigating a powershut off at the Owings mine. His bodywas found at the Hornor's Run substation. He is said to have come in contact with a high tension power line.
The funeral washeld Sunday afternoon at the First Methodist church in Enterprise, followed byburial at the Odd Fellows cemetery there.
He was born inClarksburg November 1, 1908, a son of Melvin and Vivian Mitchell Burton who nowreside at Weirton. He had been employedby the coal company the past nine years.
Besides the widow,the former Nona Harris, and the parents, the following children survive: Paul Earl, 10, Lois, 8 and Sally, 6. Three brothers and five sisters alsosurvive, namely, Jennings of Clarksburg; Clyde and James of Weirton; Mrs. CarlO. Barker, of Shinnston; Mrs. Arlene McKeen, Mrs. Virginia Watkins and Mrs.Vivian McVaney, all of Clarksburg and Miss Marion Burton, at home.
CROMER. Funeral services for Mrs. Mary FrancesCromer, beloved resident of Haywood for many years, who died at her home thereMonday following a long illness, were held at the Methodist church at HaywoodWednesday at 10:30 o'clock a. m. Theservices were in charge of Rev. R. C. Phillips of the Lumberport Methodistchurch, assisted by Rev. C. U. Barker of Haywood. Interment took place at Shinnston Masonic cemetery.
Mrs. Cromer wasthe wife of Samuel D. Cromer and was born July 29, 1867, a daughter of Phlegarand Mary Ellen Long Harless of Long's Shop, Virginia. The family came to this community about thirty years ago. W. Jennings Cromer, a son, was for manyyears connected with the News before taking a position with the MonongahelaSystem at Parkersburg.
Besides thehusband she is survived by three others sons, A. Basil Cromer of Fairmont,Virus W. Cromer, high school teacher at Lumberport and Samuel Elliottt Cromerof Spencer; one daughter, Mrs. Edward Coleman of Haywood; two sisters, Mrs.Etta Grubb of Roanoke, Va., Mrs. Lillie Drayer of Auburn, Neb.; one half sister,Mrs. L. T. Lewis of Roswell, N. M.; two half brothers, Fred and John Snyder,both of Auburn, Neb.
Relatives andfriends from a distance here for the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Grubb,Salem, Virginia; Mrs. Etta Grubb, Roanoke, Virginia; Mrs. B. W. Craddock, Mrs.Mack C. Danley and Miss Catherine Withers of Glenville; Mrs. E. C. Coyner ofBuckhannon; H. C. Lemley, Frank R. Price, Herman C. DeVaughn and Karl Danley,of Parkersburg, Mr. and Mrs. O. W. O'Dell, Clarksburg; Harless O'Dell, of Hastings,Mr. and Mrs. Charles Akers and family, Owings; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Harless,Rivesville and E. C. Withers and F. E. Brown of Fairmont.
DAVISSON. Funeral services for Isaac L. Davisson, 75,former sheriff, were held Tuesday forenoon at the residence at 144 Thompsonstreet, Clarksburg, conducted by Rev. Dr. E. W. Bloomquist, and interment tookplace at the Odd Fellows cemetery at Brown.
Mr. Davisson diedSaturday night following a short illness. His wife, Mrs. Maggie Maxwell Davisson, died about two years ago.
He is survived bytwo sons, Zadok Davisson, of Quiet Dell and Clifford Davisson, at Camp Lee,Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Opal Garrett, of Hastings; Mrs. Gussie Hustead ofWallace, and Mrs. Margaret Courtney, at home. Also a half sister, Mrs. Carl Dennison, of Salem.
Mr. Davisson was amember and president of the county court prior to his election as sheriff in1923.
HARDESTY. Funeral services for Erien B. Hardesty, wellknown citizen of Robinson's Run, who died Monday at his home, were heldWednesday afternoon at the Prospect Valley church. Burial took place at Lumberport Odd Fellows cemetery.
Mr. Hardesty was ason of Albert and Mary Michael Hardesty[.] He was never married. A sister,Mrs. Elsie Flanagan, wife of the Rev. Harry Flanagan, Hundred Methodist pastor,and one brother, E. W. Hardesty, ofCharlettsville [sic], Va., survive.
RIFE. Mrs. Lulu May Rife, widow of Edward Rife,died at her home on Lucas Road at [time omitted] o'clock Wednesdaymorning. She had been in ShinnstonTuesday evening and became ill after returning home.
She was a daughterof Mr. and Mrs. Asa Phillips of Athens county, Ohio, and was born Sept. 21,1873.
Surviving are thefollowing children: Paul Rife,Farmington; Henry Junior, of Marlington; Glenn and Oscar, at home; Mrs. MelvinaHawkinberry, Morgantown; Mrs. Phyllis Zickefoose, Jordon; Mrs. Genevie Elyett,Farmington; Mrs. Alma Skidmore and Mrs. Ruth Watson, both of Shinnston.
Brothers andsisters surviving are Harry Phillips, Buchtel, Ohio; John Phillips, PleasantCity, Ohio; Mrs. Tom West, Shinnston.
The funeral willbe held at the U. B. church at Gypsy Saturday, at 1:30 o'clock p. m., followedby burial at Masonic cemetery.
SPRINGER. Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Springer, 97, widow ofWilliam Springer, of Indian Run, near Oakdale, died at the Harrison countyinfirmary Wednesday evening. She hadmade her home there for three years, being one of the oldest residents.
She was born July7, 1844, on Cunningham's Run, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Heldreth. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. AllieMcGinnis, of Hannibal, Ohio, and Mrs[.] Ward Rogers of Indian Run.
Funeral serviceswere held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Tetrick Funeral home here withburial at the county infirmary.
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GILLIS. Mrs. Stella May Gillis, 64, wife of ThomasJ. Gillis, of this city, died at three o'clock Saturday morning at the home ofher sister, Mrs. Walter Hardy on lower Walnut street, following a several yearsillness of paralysis.
She was born atEnterprise, September 3, 1877, a duaghter of Felix and Isabelle GriffinRobey. She is survived by her husband,one adopted son, Raymond Gillis, of Galloway; five brothers and five sisters: William Robey, of Bruceton Mills; WalterRobey, of Philippi; Ace Robey, of Clarksburg; Charles Robey, of Chino, Cal.;Thomas Robey, of Shinnston; Mrs. Magie [sic] Tunning, of Uniontown, Pa.; Mrs.Bessie Gross, of New Castle, Pa.; Mrs. Nela Long, Mrs. Mary Anderson and Mrs.Lona Hardy, all of this city.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 o'clockMonday morning at the home of Mrs. Hardy on Walnut street with burial in theOdd Fellows cemetery at Enterprise.
GREGORY. Mickey Max Gregory, 10, son of Henry andVercha Starkey Greg[ory] of Roberts mine, died at 5:40 o'clock Sunday morningin a Clarksburg hospital following a two weeks illness of spinal meningitis.
The child issurvived by his parents, two brothers and five sisters: Jackson, Paul, Frances, Miriam, Moretta,Barbara and Elva Gregory, all at home.
Private funeralservices were held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the graveside in theMasonic cemetery.
THOMAS. W. D. Thomas, 71, died Friday at his home atOtsego [sic], Ohio, of a heart ailment. He was a brother-in-law of Clark Anderson of Wyatt.
His wife is theformer Minnie Anderson of Wyatt, who survives him with a son, Albert Thomas,and three children by a former marriage, Clifford Thomas of Carolina, Marioncounty; Ethel Thomas of Fairmont; Daniel Thomas, of Columbus, Ohio.
Funeral serviceswere held Monday afternoon at Youngstown, Ohio with burial in a cemetery there.
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WYATT. Largely attended funeral services forWilliam Clyde Wyatt, 53, known to his many friends as "Jake," who meta tragic death Monday at the du Pont [sic] ammonia plant at Morgantown, wereheld at the First Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The services were in charge of the Rev. H.U. Thompson, pastor, who spoke feelingly of the life of the deceased and hisworth to the community.
St. Johns Lodge,No. 24, A. F. and A. Masons had charge of the rites at the grave in the Masoniccemetery. The pallbearers, all membersof the lodge, were: Paul S. Harmer, L.F. Chalfant, George F. Shumaker, H. H. Haught, Dr. R. S. Johnson and W. A.Meredith.
The floral tributewas unusually nice and came from scores of individuals.
During theafternoon and evening of Tuesday many hundreds of friends called at theresidence in West Shinnston where the body rested surrounded by scores offloral pieces.
Shinnston hasnever been more deeply shocked and grieved than on Monday when at the noon hourword was received of the death of the former Mayor and well known citizen. He had spent the previous week end at hishome here doctoring a slight cold and it seems had taken advantage of his shortleave of absence from his duties to meet and talk with scores of his friends,judging from the fact that many have been heard to remark that they talked withhim and that he seemed to be in unusally good spirits. This in itself seems significant, since"Jake" was always in good humor and spreading good cheer by thecordial cheerfulness of his nature.
It can be said intruth that Jake Wyatt gave his life in his country's service. He was engaged in construction work vital tothe defense of his country. The mannerof his death proves beyond question that he did not shrink from dangers fewpeople would care to assume. His senseof duty to his employer and his courage in the face of danger cannot bequestioned and his sacrifice is such as to endear his memory to futuregenerations.
Mr. Wyatt metinstant death when he plunged 35 feet from an aerated tower on which he with afellow workman, Forest Hutson of Morgantown, was working. Hutson, 28, died a short time later at aMorgantown hospital. According toreport one of the men lost his balance and grasped his companion. Both fell to a concrete floor[.]
William ClydeWyatt was born March 31, 1888 at Wallace and was a son of the late Dr. Z. W.and Florence Fortney Wyatt. The familymoved to Shinnston when he was four years of age and he had resided here eversince. After attending grade and highschools here he entered Fairmont Business college where he completed a businesscourse.
He becameinterested in politics at an early age and became widely known throughout thecounty as a leader in the Republican party which twice honored him with thenomination for county commissioner. Inhis home town he was five times elected mauor and his administrations wereoutstanding for straightforward efficiency and honesty and for service to thepeople. Much civic improvement wasaccomplished under his direction, including the concreting of the full lengthof Pike street for four lanes of traffic, the construction of the municipalreservoir, two miles from the city, and the improving of numerous streets andalleys.
He is survived byhis widow, the former Miss Iva Bailey, and three brothers, namely, Dr. Z. W.Wyatt, Weirton; Attorney John B. Wyatt, Clarksburg, and M. Leslie Wyatt,Shinnston. One half sister alsosuvives, Mrs. R. S. Monroe of Clarksburg.
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CRISLIP. Funeral services for Lloyd Crislip, 25,miner who died Monday night in a local hospital as the result of a broken backsuffered in March were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home atOwings. Rites were in charge of Rev.Otis Linger, a Methodist minister of Buckhannon, with burial in ShinnstonMasonic cemetery.
He was born atBerryburg, in Barbour county, April 22, 1914, a son of Asbury and Willa ShawCrislip. He is survived by his widow,Mrs. Thelma Heater Crislip, three daughters and two sons, Ramona Lee, 6;Shirley Lou, 5; Barbara Sue[,] 3; Lloyd Leon, seventeen months old; Lonnie Ray,six weeks old; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Asbury Crislip of Wallace, fourbrothers and three sisters.
LAMBERT. Funeral services for John Max (Mut) Lambert,34, popular instructor in Shinnston high school, who died of a heart attack athis home in West Shinnston
Friday morning, wereheld at Christ Church, Methodist, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. Henry R. High of Fairmont and Rev. C.D. Tharp, local pastor, had charge of the services and both ministers gave highpraise of the life of the deceased. Alarge floral tribute was in evidence. Burial took place at Masonic cemetery. The pallbearers were Loy Griffin, H. P. Bock, Burl Willis, JosephBailey, R. E. Winter and James Morris, all members of the high school faculty.
Mr. Lambert, whoconducted a farm near town in addition to his teaching duties, was on thestreets until late Thursday night delivering some of his farm products andarranging to attend the Shinnston-Parkersburg football game at ParkersburgFriday. Soon after his return home,however, he complained of feeling ill and later a physician was called whofound his condition serious. The endcame about 5 o'clock Friday morning.
Mr. Lambert waspresident of the Harrison County Science instructors' association and wasscout-master of the high school Boy Scout Troup [sic]. He was devoted to his school work and wasunusually popular with the student body. He purchased a motion picture machine and donated it to the school.
He had been amember of the church since he was ten years of age, and had served assuperintendent of the Sunday School several terms. Under his direction the school had grown steadily. He had recently been re-electedsuperintendent for the year beginning October 1st.
He was bornFebruary 27, 1907, in Shinnston, a son of John F. and Alice Josephine NullLambert.
He was graduatedin 1926 from Shinnston high school, as vice president of his class, and fouryears later won his diploma at Fairmont State Teachers college, where he workedhis way through the courses by employment at night at the Owings mine of theConsolidation Coal Company.
Following hisgraduation from college, he taught science for three years at Monongah highschool, before coming to Shinnston high.
During recentweeks he had harvested 500 bushels of apples and had an estimated 300 bushelsremaining on the trees.
Mr. Lambert andhis father owned a large farm near Shinnston which occupied much of theirtime. The young teacher expected tocomplete construction of a modern nine-room home on the farm before Thanksgivingtime. During recent weeks he hadharvested 500 bushels of apples and had an estimated 300 bushels remaining onthe trees.
He nevermarried. Surviving are the parents andone brother, Omer Lambert, of Shinnston.
STEALEY. Mrs. Ray Price has received word of thedeath of her second cousin, Elmer Stealey, who died at Briston [sic], NewJersey, Tuesday morning. The body wasbrought to Fairmont Wednesday where funeral services will be held at the Carpenter& Ford funeral home Thursday at 2 o'clock p. m.
Mrs. Stealey, whowas about 34 years of age, was known to several local residents. He was employed at the Owens-Illinois Glasscompany at Briston. He is a son of thelate Mr. and Mrs. Will Stealey who were residents of Shinnston many yearsago. He is survived by his wife and twochildren; also a brother, Harold and a sister, Ora, all of Briston.
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SHINN. Funeral services for Mrs. Clara E. Shinn,82, widow of Edgar E. Shinn, who died at Fairmont Monday night after a fivemonths illness, were held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home of adaughter, Mrs. Harry P. Chambers in Sixth street, Fairmont, and the Rev. MarcusHitchcock, rector of Christ Episcopal church officiating. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.
W. W. Haymond ofthis city, was a brother.
WRIGHT. Robert James Wright, 40, died Wednesdaymorning at his home in Toronto, Ohio, after an illness of nephritis.
He was born onJuly 29, 1901, in Shinnston, a son of James Solomon and Epha HawkinsWright. He had been en employe[e] ofthe Ohio Edison Power Company at Toronto for seventeen years.
Surviving are thewidow, Mrs. Eula Ashcraft Wright; one son, Robert Lee, 10; his mother, wholives at Rinehart; two brothers, Richard Wright, of Clarksburg, and HaroldWright, of Charleston; three sisters, Mrs. O. B. Hoover, of Mansfield, Ohio;Mrs. Mary Watson of Wallace and Mrs. Hattie Stickley, of Parkersburg.
Funeral serviceswere held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Vam-Muys [sic] Funeral home atToronto after which the body was brought to the Harmer Funeral home here forfurther services at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Burial in the Shinnston Masonic cemetery.
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CONWAY. Lieut. Roy H. Conway, 24, who was killed inan airplane crash near Flagstaff, Arizona, last week, was known by a number ofShinnston people, having visited here a few years ago. His sister, Mrs. Edward Summers of WestUnion, was employed in a Shinnston beauty parlor before her marriage and isremembered here as Miss May Conway. Sheworked at the Eugent [sic] Beauty Salon and had rooms at the home of Mr. andMrs. Ernest L. Pigott. The brothervisited her during the time she was employed here.
Lieut. Conway wasa son of Mr. and Mrs. Alton B. Conway of Pennsboro, where funeral and burialtook place.
FREEMAN. Glenn Freeman, 55, a pumper for the TriadOil company, is dead and three members of his family seriously ill, as theresult of drinking what is believed to have been poisoned liquor.
Freeman died in hishome at Boothsville about seven o'clock Tuesday night, despite the efforts ofDr. C. S. Lawson and Dr. Carl Carter to save his life. His wife, Mrs. May Freeman, his son William,21, and his daughter[,] 13, are believed to be recovering from the poison.
County Coroner D.E. Kidd, County Detective Felix Yanero and Chief Deputy Sheriff J. J. McLinden,all of Marion county, who are conducting an investigation, reported that onlast Saturday, Freeman, while covering his route found a bottle of what was saidto be orange gin.
The discovery wasmade near the Tom Pitman farm on Coon's run. The bottle, which apparently had never been opened, was taken home.
Tuesday eveningabout 6 o'clock Freeman opened the bottle[.] Using the top, which is fashioned like a drinking cup, he poured out adrink for his wife and two children. He, himself, drank two cups of the beverage.
In a few minutesall four members of the family were in convulsions.
Physicians werecalled and Dr. Lawson reached the home about 6:30 or 6:45 p.m. Within ten minutes Freeman was dead.
The two physiciansworked rapidly with the other three members of the family and late Tuesdaynight they appeared to be out of danger.
The body ofFreeman was removed to the Harmer Funeral home in Shinnston to be prepared forburial.
KELLER. Many Shinnston people were grieved to learnof the death of Gerald Keller, Fairmont East High school boy, who lost his lifeas a result of injuries received in a football scrimmage there last week. Following the accident the young man wastaken to a Morgantown hospital and placed in an iron lung[.] He died last Thursday morning.
The family livedin Shinnston several years ago, when Vada and Gladys Keller, sisters of thedeceased, attended high school here. The mother is Mrs. Victoria Keller.
Services were heldat a Fairmont funeral home and interment took place in Fairmont.
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WOLFE. Burton C. Wolfe, 31, a well known young coalminer of the city, died Thursday morning under a fall of slate at the Carolinamine of the Consolidation Coal company. With three other miners he was removing a recent fall of slate when moreslate broke loose and fell on his head and the upper part of his body, causinginstant death.
Wolfe was workingover time when the accident occurred, according to report, and had intended togo squirrel hunting later in the day. Abrother, Frank Wolfe, was also at work in the mine but in another heading.
He was bornOctober 29, 1909 in Clarksburg and was a son of Mrs. Annie Yost of this cityand the late James Wolfe. He issurvived by his widow, the former Helen Katherine Fisher of Spelter; hismother; a brother, Frank, of Wallace; a half sister, Mrs. Dorothy Sczodozzy[sic] of Fairmont, and a half brother, Raymond Yost, of Wallace.
Funeral serviceswere held at the Harmer funeral home Saturday afternoon, conducted by the Rev.C. D. Tharp, pastor of Christ Church, Methodist, and burial took place atMasonic cemetery.
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CARDEN. Miss Mary Carden, 20, daughter of Perry andMaggie Robinson Carden, of Adamsville, died at nine o'clock Sunday evening in aClarksburg hospital. She was born atRichwood.
She is survived byher parents, three brothers and one sister as follows: John Carden, of Richwood; Chaster [sic]Carden, of the United States Army; William Carden, at home, and Mrs. CordeliaCarr, of Clarksburg.
Funeral serviceswere held at 2 o'clock Wednesday[.] Burial in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Enterprise.
HENDERSHOT. Francis William Hendershot, two-day-old sonof Charles and Wanneta Leeson Hendershot, of Purdy's run, died at 8:30 o'clockSunday morning at the family home. Funeral services were held Monday. Burial was made in the Hartley cemetery on Purdy's Run.
POST. Mrs. Lee Post,36, died at Joetown Tuesday. Thefuneral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday at the home, and burial will beat Enterprise Odd Fellows cemetery.
VANCE. Columbus W. Vance, 79, died at the home ofhis daughter, Mrs. Madeline Sturm, of 208 Marion street, Fairmont, at 1:30Sunday afternoon of complications. Hewas a former Consolidation Coal Co. employe[e].
He was born atRonceverte Jan. 30, 1862. Surviving aretwo sons and four daughters, Homer, of Odells Knob and Arnett of Gypsy; Mrs. MildredHeflin of Fairmont; Mrs. Sturm of Fairmont, Mrs. Madge Lucas and Mrs. CatherineCarder, both of Fairmont; one brother and two sisters.
Ser[v]ices wereheld at St. James church, Enterprise, Wednesday afternoon. Burial at the Odd Fellows cemetery there.
WATKINS. Odus Burl Watkins, 59 of Haywood, diedTuesday at a Clarksburg hospital. Thefuneral will be held Thursday at 10:30 in the Lumberport Methodist church,followed by interment at the Odd Fellows cemetery there.
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BOGGESS. Largely attended funeral services for Mrs.Grace Boggess, widow of Lee Boggess, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30o'clock at the residence on Lucas Road, with Aubrey Ferguson of Marlinton andRev. H. U. Thompson, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating. Both ministers spoke in the highest terms ofthe life of the deceased and her fine qualities of mind and heart.
The largeattendance and the beautiful floral tribute gave evidence of the great respectheld for one whose friendly nature and kindly interest had reached and touchedso many of the people of the community. One of her favorite selections, "Looking This Way," waspleasingly rendered by Mrs. Plumer E. Hill and Mrs. Aubrey Ferguson, andanother favorite was a quartet number by Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Ferguson, Edgar J.Harmer and George Harter. Both were byrequest of the late Mrs. Boggess.
Following theimpressive services the body was conveyed to Masonic cemetery and interred atthe side of her late husband. Thepallbearers were Dr. R. S. Coffindaffer and L. Frank Goudy of Shinnnston; Dr.J. C. Repass of Lumberport; Clyde Boggess of Clarksburg; Earl Weekley ofBuckhannon and J. H. Nuzum of Hepzibah.
Mrs. Boggess wasstricken with paralysis Sunday morning, October 26 and passed away Monday,November 3 at 9:15 a. m. without having regained consciousness.
Mrs. Boggess hadbeen a resident of Shinnston since 1912 when the family moved here fromLumberport. She was one of the mostactive women of the community, taking part in many of the religious, civic andsocial affairs of the community. Shehad been a member of the Baptist church since the age of 14, and in her youngwomanhood was a vocal soloist and church organist. In 1916 the family built a fine home adjacent to the city wherethe late Mr. Boggess engaged in farming until his death in 1932. He had previously been in the mercantilebusiness at Lumberport for many years.
In addition to herchurch membership, she was a member of the local Missionary Society and acharter member of the Shinnston Woman's club and the Garden club.
She was born May23, 1865, a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Barnes of Boothsville. In 1893 she married Lee Boggess and theytook up their residence in Lumberport. The following children survive: Mrs. Beulah Coffindaffer, wife of Dr. R. S. Coffindaffer; J. CarneyBoggess of Philippi, and Dr. Sidney Boggess of Charleston. There are three grandchildren, Miss InaGermaine Coffindaffer, Grace Lee and Alice Carol Boggess.
CUNNINGHAM. Funeral services were held Monday afternoonin the Grangeville Baptist church for Mrs. Orlena M. Cunningham, 68, wife ofJames W. Cunningham, who died at her home in Joetown following an illness ofcomplications.
The deceased was adaughter of Henry M. and Anera Dent Ice.
HARRIS. Funeral services for Carene Anne Harris,nine months old, who died Sunday morning following a two-day illness ofpneumonia, was held at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Harris ofPeora, Tuesday morning[.] Burial in theOdd Fellows cemetery at Wyatt. She wasborn Jan. 23, 1941. Survived by sevenbrothers and two sisters, all at home.
MARASCO. A patient in Hopemont sanitarium since earlysummer, Frank Marasco, 59, of Spelter, died last Friday. He was an employe[e] of the du Pont companyat Spelter.
Mr. Marasco issurvived by two sons, Sam and George both at home, and four daughters, Mrs.Pete Bonasso and Mrs. Lewis Bonasso, both of Wyatt; Mrs. Frank Marasco ofClarksburg, and Miss Daisy at home. Hiswife died some time ago.
The funeral washeld at 2 p. m. Sunday in the Holy Family Catholic church at Spelter with theRev. Father James Egan, pastor, in charge. Burial in Holy Cross cemetery.
RUBLE. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoonat the home of Mrs. Carl Barker of Dola, for Daniel Ruble, 71, of Dola who diedSunday evening in a Clarksburg hospital following a 5 weeks illness. Burial in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Brown.
He was born April8[,] 1870, in Ohio, a son of Theodore and Sena Giffen [sic] Ruble. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge atWallace and had lived in Dola for many years.
He was twicemarried, and both wives are dead. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Carl Barker, of Dola, and Mrs.Pearl Speir, of Clarksburg; one son, Melvin Ruble, of Pittsburgh, Pa., onestep-son, Austin Heflin, of Eastland, Texas; and one step-daughter, Mrs. BonnieWright, of Youngstown, Ohio; one brother, John Ruble of Shinnston, and foursisters, Mrs. Robert Guthrie, of New Martins-ville; Mrs. R. H. Speir, ofClarksburg; Mrs. Robert Carter, of Coalton, and Mrs. Boyd Flowers, ofLumberport.
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FOLIO. Funeral services for Frank Folio, 73, whodied at a Weston hospital last Thursday, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday at St.Anne's church with the Rev. Father James Egan in charge. Burial in Masonic cemetery.
Mr. Folio was bornin 1868 in Italy, a son of Tony and Mary Rosa Folio. Surviving are the wife, Isabelle Morasco Folio; one son, TonyFolio, of Norwood; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Rose Loretta of Owings and Mrs.Nell [sic] Allowatt of this city; two brothers, Joe Folio of New York City andJohn B. Folio of Owings, and eleven grandchildren.
Mr. Folio wasretired five years ago as an employe[e] of the Owings mine. He was a member of St. Anne's Catholicchurch.
MARTINEZ. Funeral services for Sefro Martinez, 46, whodied last Tuesday evening in the Jefferson hospital in Philadelphia, were heldSaturday morning in St. Anne's Catholic church, with the Rev. Father James Eganin charge. Burial was made in theMasonic cemetery.
Mr. Martinez hadgone to Philadelphia five weeks ago for treatment of an abscess on thelung. His wife was at his bedisde whenhe died. He had been ill for the last14 months.
He was born March11, 1895, in Spain, a son of Isadore and Mary Pillar Martinez. He came to America in 1913 and worked forthe Grassell Chemical Company at Spelter for fifteen years. At the time he became ill, he had beenemployed for four years by the Moundsville Smelter and Zinc Co. The Martinez family had resided in Shinnstonfor the last fifteen years.
His survivorsinclude his widow Mrs. Elva Garcia Martinez, three sons and one daughter,Raymond, Salvadore and Margaret Martinez, all at home; Sefro Martinez, Jr., ofCharleston; one brother, Angel Martinez, and one sister, Mrs. Sophia Rodriguez,both of Donora, Pa., one brother, two sisters and his mother, who live inSpain.
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CUBBON. Funeral services for Edward Herman Cubbon,63, whose death occurred Saturday at an Elkins hospital, following a stroke ofparalysis on Tuesday previous at his home here, were held at the residence onClement street Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. P. Z. Musgrave of Charleston, former local Methodist minister,and Rev. C. A. Snider, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiated. Interment took place at Masonic cemeterywith the six sons of the deceased acting as pallbearers. The Odd Fellows lodge had charge of therites at the grave.
Mr. Cubbon hadbeen a citizen of Shinnston since 1926 when he moved his family here fromLumberport. Prior to moving toLumberport in 1919 he owned and operated a general store at Jacksonburg. At Lumberport he was employed in the minesand also in the dairying business. Inhis younger days, Mr. Cubbon was a school teacher. He was a man of good education, which, with a genial personality,made him a leader in the community.
Since coming toShinnston he was engaged in various occupations from gardening and timbering towork in the coal mines. He served aterm as justice of the peace in Clay district, and had been a candidate formayor on one or more occasions.
Mr. Cubbon wasborn December 30, 1877 in Pennsylvania, a son of John and ChristianCubbon. In 1902 he was united in marriagewith Mrs. Stella Hastings of Washington, Pa., who passed away in 1935. [I]n 1936 he was married to Mrs. FlorencePatterson of Jackson county, who survives, together with six sons by his firstmarriage, namely:
Kenneth E. Cubbon,principal at Norwood junior high school; Claude H. Cubbon, recreation directorfor the Carbon Carbide company at South Charleston, Edward H. Cubbon, physicaleducation director at California State Teachers college, California, Pa.; HarryL. Cubbon, department manager for Sears Roebuck, Clarksburg; George C. Cubbon,assistant athletic director at du Pont high school,
Charleston, and MaxC. Cubbon, senior at West Virginia university.
Also one stepdaughter, Mrs. Florence Snedeker of Moundsville and step-children, Mrs. CoraGray of New Metamoras, Ohio; Charles Tatterson, of Buckhannon, LawrenceTatterson, of Glasgow, and John P. Tatterson, at home. Two brothers, A. G. Cubbon of Toronto, Ohio,and W. E. Cubbon of Plumer, Pa., and one sister, Miss Myrtle Cubbon, of Tulsa,Okla.
Mr. Cubbon hadbeen an Odd Fellow since 1907, taking the initiatory degree atJacksonburg. In 1937 he joined St.Johns lodge No. 24 of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons in Shinnston. He was also a member of the First Methodistchurch here and a member of the Owings mine local where he was employed untilhis recent illness.
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ROBINSON. Funeral services for Miss Lear Robinson, 97,who died Wednesday afternoon at the home of her nieces in Liberty addition,Clarksburg, were held at 2:30 Friday afternoon at the residence. Burial in Greenlawn cemetery.
She is survived bythe following nieces and nephews: MissMandy Linville, Miss Fidella Linville, and Miss Zora Drummond, with whom shemade her home in Liberty addition. Mrs.Jennie Kelly of Station street, this city; Mrs. Arnie Underwood of West Unionand Richard Robinson of Wallace.
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SMITH. Mrs. Mary Smith, 66, of Owings, diedSaturday morning at her home of a sudden heart attack. She was in her usual health the night beforewhen she retired.
She was bornOctober 17, 1875 in Poland. She came toAmerica fifty years ago and was married in 1912 to John Smith. They lived at Owings for the lasttwenty-nine years. She is survived byher husband and one daughter, Mrs. Volet [sic] Warzabluk, of Owings; onebrother, Roman Novoski, of Enterprise, and four sisters and one brother inPoland.
Funeral serviceswere held at the Warzabluk home Monday at 2 p. m. with the Rev. Father JamesEagon, rector of St. Anne's Catholic church in charge. Interment in Masonic cemetery.
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FINCH. Mary Belle Finch, thirteen year old daughterof Peter and Margaret Tittle Finch of Enterprise, died at 11:45 Monday in aFairmont hospital where she had been a patient for the past five days ofBright's disease and complications.
She was born May3, 1928 at Enterprise. Survivorsinclude the parents, one brother, Paul Edgar, and three sisters, Pauline,Violet and Shirley Ann, all at home.
Funeral serviceswere held at 2:30 Wednesday at the First Methodist church at Enterprise. Burial in the Knights of Pythias cemetery.
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MARTIN. U. E. Martin, 71, native of the Shinnstoncommunity, and widely known merchant at Monongah for more than twenty years,died at his home there Saturday night. He had been in failing health for some time past but had been confinedto his bed only a few weeks.
Funeral serviceswere held Tuesday afternoon in the Baptist church at Monongah, with Rev. JohnFleck [Repetition omitted.], officiating. Burial was at Woodlawn mausoleum in Fairmont. Members of St. John's Lodge No. 24, A. F. and A. M., of Shinnstonwere pallbearers.
Mr. Martin was ason of the late William H. and Mary Hulderman Martin. He is survived by his widow, the former Mary Swisher, daughter ofthe late Mr. and Mrs. Burdett Swisher of Lost Creek, and one brother, L. W. Martin of Shinnston, R. D. 1.
Mr. Martin wasengaged in the store business at Pine Bluff for many years until he located atMonongah about twenty years ago, where he had since conducted a feedstore. He was a director in the FirstNational Bank of that town and was active in the business affairs of the community. He was a leading member of the Baptistchurch.
He was a member ofSt. Johns Lodge of Masons and the Scottish Rite bodies including the 32nddegree. He was a man of friendly andcharitable nature who had many friends.
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AMES. Mrs. Clara J. Ames, 71, a sister of the lateJohn McGonigal of Shinnston, died at West Union Dec. 17.
METZ. John H. Metz, 76, died Dec. 17 at the homeof a daughter, Mrs. Frank Wallace of near Gypsy. The funeral and burial took place at Enterprise. Surviving are four sons and five daughtersas follows:
Sam Metz,Shinnston; William Metz, Hundred; Roy Metz, Coburn; Edgar Metz, Carolina; Mrs.May Wallace, and Mrs. Vera Fortney, both of Gypsy; Mrs. Pearl Conners,Hutchinson; Mrs. Juanita Lindsey of Bethlehem and Mrs. Cecile Connell ofCanonsburg, Pa.