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FRENCH. Charles Lewis French, 78, former Shinnston merchant, died of paralysisMonday at the home of Mrs. Florence Riddle in Northview, where he roomed. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. AliceFrench of Akron, Ohio; two sons, Alonzo, of Morgantown and Frank, addressunknown; three daughters, Mrs. Kate Holliday of Fairmont; Mrs. John G. Reese,Richmond, Va., and Mrs. Edna Yost of Akron.
HAUN. Charles Milton Haun, 72, a veteran office employe[e] of theConsolidation Coal company, died at 7:55 o'clock Tuesday in a Clarksburghospital, following an illness of four months.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clockthis afternoon at the First Baptist Church, Shinnston, with Rev. Henry R. High,pastor of the Market Street Methodist Church, Fairmont, officiating. He will be assisted in the service by Rev.H. U. Thompson, pastor of the Shinnston First Baptist Church and Rev. JohnMcHenry, pastor of the Enterprise Methodist Church. Interment will be made in the Shinnston Masonic cemetery.
Mr. Haun was employed as office clerk atmine No. 38, Barnstown, prior to his death. He had served in the same capacityat various locations for the company over a period of 42 years.
He was born March 12, 1867, at Catawba,Marion county, a son of Dallas C. and Lavina Swisher Haun. He was married October 12, 1933 to Miss EvaRadabaugh of this city, who survives.
He joined the Catawba Methodist churchearly in life and later was teacher of the Adult Bible Class of the MethodistChurch at the I. O. O. F. lodge at Fairmont.
Surviving in addition to his widow are hisstepmother, Mrs. Geo. Haun of Catawba, and the following brothers andsisters: George C. Haun, Pittsburgh,Pa.; Marcus P. Haun, Kansas City, Mo.; Warren M. Haun, Everson; Thomas, Worthand Clarence Haun, Catawba; Mrs. Charles W. Osborne and Mrs. James W. Rockwell,Warrenburg, Mo.; Mrs. William Billingham, Fairmont; Mrs. John Kyser, Jordan andMrs. Ernest Pyles, Catawba.
HENDERSON. Mrs. Virginia Henderson, 77, died December 26, 1939, at her home in EastShinnston of paralysis. The funeral washeld last Thursday at Harmony Grove Baptist church, followed by interment inthe cemetery there.
She was the widow of J. B. Henderson andthey were former residents of the Harmony Grove community. She was a daughter of Nelson and MaryWatkins Rector and was born March 21, 1862 in Harrison county.
Surviving are two brothers, Elmore Rectorof near Meadowbrook and George Rector of East Shinnston.
HENDERSON. Mrs. Virginia Rector Henderson who died December 26, 1939, at her homein East Shinnston, was born March 21, 1862 in Harrison county a daughter ofNelson and Mary A. Watkins Rector. Shewas the paternal granddaughter of John and Rebecca Slocum Rector who werepioneer settlers on Sugar Run, a branch of Booth's Creek.
Mrs. Henderson spent all of her earlywomanhood at the home of her parents during their lifetime. They lived near the home where the grandparent [sic] had located a number of years ago. "Jennie," as she was familiarly known by her friendsand associates in early life, was cheerful, sympathetic and willing toadminister to those stricken with illness or age.
After marrying Bert Henderson they lived atHarmony Grove community, Taylor county. Soon after Mr. Henderson's death shecame to East Shinnston where she lived her last days. Services were held at theBaptist church at Harmony Grove with interment in the church cemetery.
Surviving are two brothers, Elmore Rectorof Meadowbrook and George Rector of East Shinnston.
ROBEY. Sandra Marlene Robey, 10 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. AllenRobey, died Friday morning at an Elkins hospital, of asthma andbronchitis. The funeral was held Sundayafternoon at the home in Pleasant Hill addition, conducted by Rev. P. Z.Musgrave, pastor of the First Methodist church. Besides the parents, the child is survived by a twin sister andtwo brothers.
SPADAFORE. Funeral services for Anthony Spadafore, 21, who died at 4 o'clock Sunday
morning at anElkins hospital, were held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Ann's Church,followed by burial at the Masonic cemetery.
He was a son of John and Rose Nuoto [sic]Spadafore of Willard, and was born January 17, 1918 at Wyatt. He had been employed the last four years ascheck-weighman for the coal company at Willard.
Surviving besides the parents are the followingbrothers and sisters: Joseph, Lawrence,Jimmie, Frank, John, Jr., Mary, Daisy Virginia, Flora, Norma Spadafore and Mrs.James Monderine and Mrs. Zerl Price, all of Willard community.
WILSON. Amos Clifford Wilson, 41, died December 28, 1939, at the home of abrother in law, Paul Cheuvront, on Cunningham's Run. Funeral services were conducted at the home of a brother, RollyWilson at Norwood, Clarksburg, and interment took place at Cherry Camp Run.
He was born Feb. 22, 1898 at Bristol andwas a son of Mrs. Inne [sic] Harter Wilson and the late General Wilson. Surviving besides his mother and his wife,are five children, William Walter, Kenneth Clifford, Joan Carol, Phyllis andEarl Wilson, and one sister, Mrs. Grace Wetzel, of Norwood.
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LOWE. Albert Wesley Lowe, a resident of the Oakdale community for a number ofyears, died January 4, 1940, in the home of a son in law and daughter, Mr. andMrs. G. W. Jackson, near Fairview. Hewas 79. Funeral services were held inthe Jackson home at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon, and final rites were held inthe Oakdale U. B. church, of which he was a member, at 2:30 o'clock. Interment took place at Oakdale.
Mr. Lowe was born September 3, 1860. He was twice married, his first wife havingbeen Arzona [sic] Norris, and to them were born seven children, two of whomsurvive, Mrs. G. W. Jackson and Mrs. Lee Hayhurst of Oakdale. Marian Higgins was his second wife, and oneof their three children survives, Mrs. Roy Ayers of Jane Lew. A number of grandchildren and greatgrandchildren survive. Mrs. GeorgeWinemiller of Lumberport and Mrs. J. W. Talkington of Clarksburg are sisters.
OGDEN. Services for Mrs. Emma Ogden who died Thursda[y] night at her home inAkron, Ohio, were held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Romine funeral homein Clarksburg, followed by interment at Shinnston Masonic cemetery. She was the wife of W. E. Ogden ofClarksburg. Surviving besides thehusband are two sons, Carroll W. and Walter Ogden, both of Akron; twodaughters, Mrs. Edith Hawkins of Gary, Indiana, and Mildred Ogden at home; andfour grandchildren.
TETRICK. Sylvanus M. Tetrick died January 7, 1940, in the home of a daughter,Mrs. Maude Jones of Big Run. Funeralservices were held at the Jones residence at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon,conducted by Rev. L. N. Wilfong, and interment was made at the Tetrickcemetery.
The deceased was born August 19, 1858 onBig Run. He was a retired farmer ofthat vicinity where he spent his entire life, and was the last member of afamily of 13 children.
Mr. Tetrick was twice married, his firstwife being Elizabeth Martin, whom he married in 1890, and to them were bornthree children, Ray Tetrick of Enterprise; Mrs. C. L. Richardson of Shinnston,and Mrs. Maude Jones of Big Run. Ninegrandchildren are living. In September, 1920, he was united in marriage to MaryM. Price Hall, who survives.
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BARTLETT. John Bartlett, 70, died at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Tuesday,according to word received by Miss Beatrice Jarrett, a sister-in-law. No details were given, and it is supposed hedied suddenly. The funeral and burialtook place there Wednesday.
Mr. Bartlett, a brother of C. M. Bartlettand a former wel[l] known citizen of this community, had been a resident ofTulsa for 30 years, going there with his bride, the former Theressa [sic]Jarrett, a daughter of Lemuel Jarrett and the late Mrs. Jarrett. For some yearsafter going west he was employed in the oil fields but later was employed by theHugh Stone company.
Besides his widow he leaves three children,namely, Dana, who works for an oil company;
Eugene, employedin the furniture department of a department store, and Maxine, wife of
WilliamBoyles. Mr. and Mrs. Boyles have onechild.
He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mont.Bartlett.
JOHNSON. James Allen Johnson, 68, died January 16, 1940, at his home onCunningham's Run, following a long illness of asthma. The funeral took place at the home of a son Guy Johnson ofLambert's Run, and burial took place at Clarksburg.
He was a son of Sidney and Mamie CarderJohnson and was a former employe[e] of the Hazel-Atlas Glass company atClarksburg. Surviving besides thewidow, Mrs. Sarah Windon Johnson, are three sons, Ira, of Cunningham's Run;Guy, of Lambert's Run, and Stanley, address unknown; two daughters, Mrs. PearlIngram, Clarksburg, Mrs. Artha [sic] Bell, Jane Lew; and two brothers, JohnJohnson, Wilsonburg, and Hamilton Johnson of Texas.
KNOX. John M. Knox, 70, one of the county's best known citizens, died of agall bladder [sic] infection at 11 o'clock January 11, 1940, at a Clarksburghospital. Services were conductedSaturday at 2 o'clock p. m. at the home of a son in law and daughter, Mr. andMrs. Roy F. Ash, 155 West Pike street, Clarksburg, with the Rev. E. W.Bloomquist, pastor of the Clarksburg Baptist church officiating. Interment took place in Masonic cemetery,Shinnston.
Mr. Knox was born at Shinnston October 26,1869. Since the death of his wife, theformer Ella Martin, whom he married May 3, 1893, he has resided much of thetime with Mr. and Mrs. Ash. He servedtwo terms as deputy sheriff under John M. Flanigan and the late Jack Flemingfrom 1901 to 1909 and one term as city treasurer of Clarksburg starting in1911. In 1920 he engaged in the oilbusiness in Texas and return[ed] to Clarksburg after his wife's death.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ash ofClarksburg and Mrs. W. K. Hyer, of Eastland, Texas; one son, Frank Knox ofBoston, Mass[.]; two brothers, Charles and James N. Knox, of Santa Monica, California, and 11grandchildren. A son, John Knox, Jr.,died about a year ago following an accident in Texas.
MARTIN. Mrs. Sarah Ann Martin, 95, died January 14, 1940, at her home nearMonongah. She was born December 5, 1845, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rileyof Taylor county. She is survived bytwo sons, George Martin, Monongah and Harrison Martin, Fairmont; a daughter,Mrs. Cora Jackson of Annabelle; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Robbins of Annabelle;Mrs. Sue Cochran of Minnesota, and Mrs. Margaret Newbrough of Harmony Grove.
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CURREY. Robert Lee, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Seyward Currey, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The child was born Monday morning at 9:15. The funeral and burial took place Wednesday.
MORRISON. Charles Craig Morrison, 51, died at 5:25 p. m. Tuesday at his home, 1207Nineteenth street, Northview, of complications after a year's illness. The funeral will be held tomorrow at BarnesMemorial Church, Northview, and interment will be made in Shinnston Masoniccemetery.
Mr. Morrison served 13 years as a yardforeman for the Hartland planing mill at Clarksburg. He was born December 24, 1888 on Skin Creek and was a son ofGideon Hall Morrison and Elizabeth Florence Simmons Morrison.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lizzie DelRae Poynter; a son, John Hall Morrison, chief operator at the Shinnston statepolice radio station; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Jones, 2219 Hamilavenue, Clarksburg, and Miss Loretta Rae Morrison, at home; four brothers,Jacob, of Crawford; George and Stewart, Detroit, Mich., and Manley, ofParkersburg; and five sisters, Mrs. Ella Waggner, Jane Lew; Mrs. Lucy Hall,Mrs. Susan Simmons, Jane Lew; Mrs. Lillie Riffle, Cleveland, W. Va., and Mrs.Edna Kessler, Weston.
RILEY. Dr. Fred W. Burnett received word a few days ago of the death of WalterG. Riley, 71, at Gary, Indiana, who passed away Jan. 5. Mr. Riley, a native of Barbour county and a sonof the late Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Riley, opened the first jewelry store in Gary in1907 just after the town had been laid out. Dr. Burnett accompanied him to the new town and says as they walked upthe unpaved streets, sand was over shoe-top deep.
The deceased leaves a younger brother, RoscoeRiley, who has been a jeweler at Wellington, Kansas for about 25 years. The two brothers were in the jewelrybusiness at Philippi before going west.
SHINN. Funeral services for Mrs. May Shinn, 74, widow of Ernest Shinn were heldSunday
afternoon atWeston, followed by interment at Macpelah cemetery there. Mrs. Shinn died January 18, 1940, atCleveland, Ohio.
She was born in Weston April 14, 1865, adaughter of Leonidas and Olive Swisher Smith. She was married at the FirstMethodist Protestant church in Pittsburgh on December 31, 1906, to Ernest Shinnof Shinnston. Following their marriagethey lived in Weston for a time and then moved to Texas where Mr. Shinn wasengaged in the insurance, oil, gas and real estate business. Later they moved to Washington, D. C., butafter a few years there [sic] returned to Texas. Mr. Shinn died at Borger, Texas, last year, and since that timehis widow had made her home with her only brother, R. Thomas Smith of Cleveland,Ohio.
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HIGINBOTHAM. Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen V. Higinbotham, 88, who died January 26,1940, at the home of a son, C. H. Higinbotham on Rebecca street, will be heldat 2:30 p. m. Sunday in the the chapel at Woodlawn cemetery, Fairmont. Rev. H. U. Thompson, pastor of the ShinnstonBaptist Church, will officiate. Interment will be made at Woodlawn cemetery.
Mrs. Higinbotham was the widow of CharlesH. Higinbotham of Fairmont, who died 30 years ago. He was an employe[e] of the Consolidation Coal company and hadserved as mayor of Palatine.
She was born at Harpers Ferry May 28, 1852,a daughter of Patrick and Katherine Welch Roach. Following the death of her husband she made her home for 21 yearswith a son, Robert Higinbotham, of Jacksonville, Florida, then a resident ofPittsburgh. For the past ten years shehad lived here with her son C. Harry Higinbotham, superintendent of the Owingsmine of the Consolidation Coal company. In addition to the two sons mentioned she leaves another son, JosephHiginbotham of Fairmont, also four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Mrs. Higinbotham was a member of theMethodist church and was a woman of amiable christian character.
ROBINSON. Funeral services for James Richard Robinson, 55, division superintendentof buildings and rents for the Consolidation Coal company, were held at 2o'clock Saturday afternoon at his home, 57 JoHarry street, Fairmont. Serviceswere conducted by the pastor of the First Presbyterian church of that city, and St. Johns Lodge No.24, A. F. and A. M. of Shinnston had charge of the rites at the grave. Interment was at Masonic cemetery here. The pallbearers were C. L. Hawkins, H. H. Hawkins, E. W. Berlin,J. M. Weekley, C. E. Hennen and C. E. Johnson of Fairmont, Chester W. Jones, PaulS. Harmer and S. B. Davis of Shinnston.
Mr. Robinson died at 12:15 p. m. January25, 1940 at his home after a short illness. He had not been in the best ofhealth some time but his illness did not become serious until Sunday before hedied, when he suffered a heart attack.
He was born in 1885 in Shinnston, a son ofMr. and Mrs. Allison Robinson. Aftergraduating from high school and completing a business course at the Mt. StateBusiness college in Parkersburg, he entered the employe [sic] of the U. S.Express company and was stationed first at Wheeling and later at NewMartinsville. However, he soon resignedfrom this position and entered the contracting and building business inShinnston, in which work he was very successful for several years. He then entered the employe [sic] of theConsolidation Coal company in a responsible capacity, remaining with thatconcern until his death.
The deceased is survived by his widow, theformer Miss Edna Frei [sic] of New Martinsville, and two children, EdwardRobinson of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Mary Louise Robinson Hadsell, wife of WilliamHadsell of Wheeling. He also leaves asister, Mrs. Martha Knox, wife of James N. Knox of Santa Monica, California.
During his 13 years residence in Fairmont,Mr. Robinson had been active in affairs of that community. He was a member of the First Presbyterianchurch and last year served as president of the congregation. He had served as a member of the board oftrustees.
He was a member of St. Johns Lodge, No. 24,A. F. and A. M. and of the Scottish Rite bodies including the 32nd degree.
THOMPSON. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 o'clock p. m. in thehome for Mrs.
Mandora HarbertThompson, 76, wife of George W. Thompson of Enterprise, who died Saturday eveningat 7:10 o'clock at her home. The Rev.John A. McHenry, pastor of the Enterprise
church,officiated,assisted by the Rev. George Stratton of the Bridgeport Methodist
church. Interment was made in the K. of P. cemeteryat Enterprise.
Mrs. Thompson was a member of the UnitedBrethren church. She was born April 26,1863, a daughter of Benjamin W. and Margaret Moore Harbert of Robinson's Run.
She is survived by her husband, and twochildren, Homer S., of Homestead, Pa. and Mrs. Arna Robinson, wife of Rev. L.G. Robinson of Wyatt; also three brothers and two sisters, Jeremiah and NathanHarbert of Shinnston; Jacob Harbert of Shinn's Run; Mrs. Mary Ice, Shinnston,and Mrs. Ella Ogden, Enterprise.
WEAVER. Edmond, Okla., Jan. 20, 1940.
Editor News: Here is a clipping out of the Edmond Sun of W. M. Weaver'sdeath. He has relatives and friends whoread your paper and do not know of his death.
Ten years ago last August I went to WestVirginia to be with him. Last fall Mr.and Mrs. Weaver went back and spent about one month with his brothers andsisters. I have heard Mrs. Weaver saysince his death how thankful she was they went last fall.
The clipping says he will be missed by thecity and church. He certainly will bythe church, as he and his wife both have spent much time and money accordinglythe past years I have known them for the building up of the church work. They were our best friends and we willsurely miss their evening visits. Justa few Sundays ago we had them out for dinner and we enjoyed their visit so muchthat day we could hardly let them go home, but Mr. Weaver said "[w]e must go. It will soon be church time." They never missed a service if able togo. He died of lobar pneumonia and onlylived about five days after taking it.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hawker
Obituary of W. M. Weaver
W. M. Weaver, son of James and MargaretWeaver, was born near Morgantown, West Virginia, September 23, 1864; after ashort illness he departed this life at the Wesley hospital in Oklahoma City,Thursday, January 11, 1940, aged 75 years, 3 months and 18 days.
After growing to manhood the deceased cameWest and located at Whiting, Kansas in the year 1888. Here he met and married Mary R. Bender, in the year 1898. And here they continued to reside on a farmfor three years and then removed to a farm eight miles Northeast of Edmond, inthe Bethel neighborhood, where they remained for 15 years. In 1916 the deceased and his wife moved tothe City of Edmond, where he entered into the grocery business for severalyears. Mr. Weaver took an activeinterest in all civic matters, and served as a member of the City Council forsix years.
Mr. Weaver was a devoted member of theMethodist church having been converted and united with that church about theyear 1890, and at the time of his death was a consistent and active member ofthe Methodist church of Edmond, and gave much of his time to advance theinterests of the church.
Mr. Weaver was a jovial and kind man, wellliked by all who knew him. He leftsurviving him his wife, Mary R. Weaver, two brothers, B. J. and Charles Weaver,of Walkersville, West Virginia, one sister, Mrs. W. J. Cunningham of Roanoke,West Virginia, and a host of friends, all of whom mourn his passing.
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EDWARDS. Mrs. Juanita Edwards, 26, wife of Lloyd Edwards of Enterprise, diedFebruary 6, 1940 in a Clarksburg hospital. Services will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the EnterpriseMethodist church, conducted by the Rev. E. C. Jones of Fairmont and intermentwill be at the Odd Fellows cemetery in Enterprise.
She was the daughter of Benjamin and IvaMurphy Brown of Enterprise, who survive, besides the husband and threechildren, Lloyd, Jr., Edgar Dale and Alice Louise. Also seven brothers, Thomas, Jack, Robert, Calvin, James, Juniorand Raymond Brown all of Enterprise.
KNOX. Miss Beatrice Jarrett Wednesday morning received a telegram from SantaMonica, California, announcing the death of Mrs. Myrtle Knox, wife of CharlesKnox at 6 o'clock a. m. February 7, 1940. Later in the day Miss Willia [sic] M. Lowe received a message statingthe funeral would be held there Friday.
Mrs. Knox had been near death for severaldays, having been stricken with paralysis several weeks ago. She was born and reared in Shinnston, adaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Montimer [sic] Curtis Jarrett. Her mother was before her marriage MissAlzina Martin. The two families, withMr. and Mrs. J. N. Knox and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Randall moved to Santa Monica,Calif., about 30 years ago.
Deceased is survived by her husband and twochildren, Glenn Knox of Santa Monica and Stanley Knox of Venice, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Eugene Randall, Ocean Park,Calif., and
a brother, RalphJarrett, of Riverside, Calif.
Plans were made by Mr. and Mrs. Knox a few months ago to celebratetheir 50th wedding anniversary, but shortly before the date of the celebrationshe was stricken and had continued to decline until her death. With her husband and Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Knoxshe visited Shinnston about three years ago.
PAINTER. Matthew Painter, father of Mrs. E. C. Wisser, died at 11 o'clock lastnight at his home in Coulter, Pennsylvania, according to a message receivedhere. Mrs. Wisser yesterday eveningreceived word of her father's serious condition and with Mr. and Mrs. AllenGerard left immediately for Coulter. The death mes[s]age was received by Mr. Wisser a half hour later.
TETRICK. Worth S. Tetrick, 53, well known nurseryman, died at 11:45 o'clock a. m.February 3, 1940 at his home at Midway, between Shinnston and Enterprise. A sudden heart attack was the cause ofdeath.
Funeral services were held at 2 p. m.Monday at St. James Methodist Church, Enterprise, conducted by the Rev. John A.McHenry, the pastor[,] and interment took place at the Odd Fellows cemeterythere.
Mr. Tetrick had conducted a nursery atMidway the last 12 years. He was alandscape architect of unusual ability and some of the most beautiful gardensof the community are the result of his skill and taste in designing. One of his more recent accomplishments inthis line was the arrangement and planting of shrubbery on the grounds of thestate police headquarters here.
He was born January 28, 1887, atEnterprise, a son of Luther B. and Sarah Jane Hardesty Tetrick. He married Miss Nannie Beryl McIntyre, adaughter of James F. and Ida M. Coon McIntyre, also of Enterprise, on November21, 1908. His father was the firstpostmaster at Enterprise and was a merchant there.
Mr. Tetrick opened a greenhouse inEnterprise in 1914 and several years later sold out and moved to Morgantownwhere he resided for about a year. Returning to this community, he purchased land and opened the nursery atMidway.
Surviving besides his wife is a son, JamesL. Tetrick, who recently became a member of the firm of W. S. Tetrick &Son, a daughter, Mrs. Helene Irene Rice and a grand daughter [sic], Joan LeeTetrick.
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HARBERT. A piece of bone from a pork chop lodging in her throat while she waseating dinner Saturday evening caused the death Tuesday afternoon at aClarksburg hospital of Mrs. Blanche Harbert, of Lumberport. An operation was performed for removal ofthe bone.
She was the wife of Chester Harbert, anemploye[e] of the Hope Natural Gas company, and was a daughter of Marshall andSafrona Shreve Pigott of Bingamon. Surviving besides the husband is a brother, Tallie Pigott of Oakpoint,Bingamon.
PAINTER. Matthew Painter, 83, father of Mrs. E. C. (Ted) Wisser of this city, diedat his home in Coulter, Pa., February 7, 1940. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at the family home and burial tookplace there.
Mr. Painter, whose wife died about threeyears ago, had resided with two sons, Alfred and John Painter in Coulter. Besides these two sons and the daughter,Mrs. Wisser, he leaves another son,
Charles Painterof McKeesport, Pa.
Mrs. Wisser and daughter, Mrs. AllenGerrard and Mr. Gerrard were on their way to Coulter when Mr. Painterdied. Mr. Wisser and their otherdaughter, Miss Betty went there Friday for the funeral.
SITNEK andNEUBERGER. James Sitnek, 23, who had been studyingmining at mines of the Katherine Coal Mining Company at Lumberport the pastyear, was killed Sunday afternoon in an airplane crash at Raleigh, N. C. He and Joseph Neuberger, 33, of Freeland,Pa., were on their way from Philadelphia to Florida and were attempting to landtheir plane at the Raleigh airport when it crashed. Both were killed.
Young Sitnek was a son of Mr. and Mrs.Louis Sitnek of Philadelphia. Hisfather is president of the Katherine Coal Mining Co.
Sitnek was a frequent visitor inShinnston. He was a recent graduate ofthe University of Pennsylvania.
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CATHER. Russell Cather, 25, Gypsy coal miner, was killed Saturday night when hewas struck in a hit-run accident near Meadowbrook. Arden Silcott, 30, of Zeising, was held pending investigation.
The body of Cather was not found until 11o'clock Sunday. He was a step son ofFrank Fratto and was employed at the Laura Lee mines and is survived by hiswidow and one step child.
CRISS. John Frank Criss, 81, died at 10 o'clock February 18, 1940, at his homeon Laurel Run. He was a son of the lateMr. and Mrs. William Criss, and is survived by his widow, Mrs. Julia Criss,three sons and one daughter, Ira and Carl Criss of near Shinnston; Harry E.Criss of Fairmont and Mrs. Wheeler Martin. Also two brothers, Charles and James Criss.
Funeral services were held at 1 o'clockTuesday at the Baptist church in Lumberport, with interment at ShinnstonMasonic cemetery.
STURM. James B. Sturm, 83, of Sturm's Mill, died February 17, 1940, at Cookhospital, Fairmont. Funeral serviceswere held Monday at 1 p. m. at theresidence, followed by interment at the Odd Fellows cemetery at Enterprise.
Mr. Sturm was a son of Jacob B. andIsabelle Fowler Sturm. He is survivedby his widow, Mrs. Mattie Sturm; one son, Howard Sturm of Little Bingamon;three brothers and one sister, Harry Sturm of Sturm's Mill, George W. Sturm ofWest Milford, Jesse B. Sturm of Enterprise and Mrs. W. C. Basnett ofWorthington.
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BARTLETT. The News has just learned that a serious injury to Gene Bartlett, son ofJohn A. Bartlett, caused the sudden heart attack which caused the death of thelatter at Tulsa, Oklahoma a few weeks ago. Bartlett was a native of Shinnston, going to Oklahoma 33 years ago.
Clippings from Tulsa papers, received byMiss Beatrice Jarrett, sister of Mrs. John Bartlett, tell of the accident tothe young man and also of the death of the father. Under the heading, "Accident Victim Lies Near Death," anewspaper article says:
"Gene H. Bartlett, 24 years old, 217North Elwood, lay near death in Mercy Hospital Sunday night from pelvic andinternal injuries suffered in a crash at 4126 Sapulpa road early Saturday nightwhich also injured his companion seriously.
"Bartlett's condition, not consideredcritical when he first was examined at the hospital, became worse Sunday and anoperation was necessary.
"His companion, Everett Ray Isbell, 24years old, 1210 South Cheyenne, driver of the automobile, was still in seriouscondition Sunday night from fractures of the jaws, broken collar bones andseveral facial lacerations.
"The accident occurred on the curveleading from Red Fork to Crystal City park, when the car driven by Isbellswerved off the left side of the highway and skidded sidewise into the front ofan automobile containing Mrs. Myrla Robinson, 5428 South 33rd West avenue. Mrs. Robinson was treated for minor injuriesand released from Morningside hospital.
"Investigating Officers R. D. Staleyand Paul Livingston said charges of reckless driving would be filed againstIsbell as a result of the accident."
Another clipping from the same paper of alater date said:
"John A. Bartlett, 69 years old, diedin a Tulsa hospital Tuesday morning of a heart ailment aggravated by news ofthe serious injury in an automobile accident December 29 of his son, GeneBartlett.
"The son, in Mercy hospital, was notinformed of his father's death. Bartlett's companion in the automobile crash, Everett Ray Isbell, diedJanuary 2.
"Bartlett was a native of Shinnston,W. Va., coming to Tulsa 33 years ago. He was employed by the Standard Paving company.
"Funeral services will be heldWednesday afternoon at the Winterringer Funeral Home chapel, with Rev. W. H.Murphy, Jr., pastor of the Second Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park.
"Surviving are the widow, Mrs. TheresaBartlett, another son, Dana J. Bartlett, both at home, 217 North Elwood, and adaughter, Mrs. Maxine Virginia Boyer, 212 East Haskell."
Miss Jarrett says a letter from her sisterstates that Gene is back home now and is getting better.
After theoperation he developed pneumonia and his life was despaired of for a time.
Gene Bartlett visited here with his motherabout seven years ago and many local people
met him at thetime. Mrs. Bartlett is in a state ofnear collapse, due to the shock of her husband's death and the seriouscondition of her son.
DAVIS. Ellen Margaret Davis, 10, died at a Fairmont hospital Wednesday morningfrom burns received Saturday. The childwas standing near an open fireplace at her home in Monongah when her clothingignited. She was a daughter of Mr. andMrs. Howard Davis.
The body was removed from the Harmerfuneral home this morning to the home of Lawrence Shreve at Hepzibah wherefuneral services will be held Friday afternoon, followed by interment at Marshville.
LOMBARDY. Mrs. Filimana Lombardy, 76, died February 26, 1940, at the home of adaughter, Mrs. Joseph Romeo. Funeralservices were held at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday at St. Anne's church, with burialat Masonic cemetery.
She is survived by three sons, Jack, ofWheeling; James, of New York City, and Frank, also of New York; two daughters,Mrs. Romeo and Mrs. Rosina Rossone, both of Shinnston.
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BOSTIC. Josiah L. Bostic, son of Mrs. Mary Parrish Bostic of this place, diedSunday night at his home, 163 Grant street, Clarksburg. The funeral was held Tuesday at the Bartlettfuneral home in Bridgeport, with interment at Masonic cemetery there. He was born Apr. 4, 1884 in Jackson county. His wife, Hallie Marie Stout, died in 1922. Surviving besides his mother are two sons, Robert L. Bostic ofClarksburg and Bland Bostic of Akron, Ohio; three brothers, Eldridge Bostic ofClarksburg; Basil and Carl Bostic of Enterprise; seven sisters, Mrs. BelleWoodson, of Barberton, Ohio; Mrs. Nick Vernon, of Hutchinson; Mrs. LauraTennant, of White Rock; Mrs. Faye Scott, Gypsy; Mrs. John Craig and Mrs. EthelParsons, of Enterprise; Mrs. John Campbell of Worthington; five grandchildrenand five step grandchildren.
COBURN. Funeral services for George Burgess Coburn, 89, retired ConsolidationCoal company mine foreman, who died at 2:15 o'clock Mar. 2, 1940, were held at2 o'clock Sunday at the residence in Everson, with Rev. Clyde J. Wrightofficiating. Interment took place atthe Odd Fellows cemetery in Enterprise.
Mr. Coburn was born March 8, 1851 atStevenstone, Aryshire, Scotland, a son of Lawrence and Jessie BurnsCoburn. His mother was a relative ofthe Scotch poet, Robert Burns. He came to this county in 1864 and settled atNewburg, where he married Miss Ludia [sic] Grimes. He moved to Hoult and later to Everson, where he was employed bythe Clark Brothers Coal company as foreman in 1892.
After the death of his first wife, hemarried Catherine Virginia Dell who survives and moved to Kentucky where heworked 47 years as a mine foreman, after which he returned to Everson.
He is survived by the followingchildren: Mrs. John Anderson, ofClarksburg; Mrs. Elizabeth Satterfield, Enterprise; Mrs. Peal Patton, Everson;Mrs. Effie Lee, Fairmont; Mrs. Mattie Davis, Worthington; and Milton Coburn,Rivesville. There are 16 grandchildren,11 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren
STEWART. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock today at the home inEnterprise for James Tetrick Stewart, 32, game warden of Harrison county whodied at a Clarksburg hospital at 5:15 o'clock March 5, 1940. Rev. John A. McHenry, pastor of theEnterprise Methodist church, will officiate. Interment will be at the Enterprise Odd Fellows cemetery.
Pallbearers as announced are: Chief Deputy Game Warden, Prentice Farley ofMorgantown; Deputy Game Wardens Scotty Harris, Everett Price, Clay Messenger,Richard Prickett, Grover Mills and Joseph Powell.
Mr. Stewart had been in failing health thelast three years, although his condition became serious only recently, and hewas admitted to the hospital Feb. 25.
He was a former athlete and student atFairmont State college and West Virginia university. He resided with his mother, Mrs. Mabel Tetrick Stewart inEnterprise. His father, Charles E.Stewart, a well known business man of Enterprise, died in 1928.
Mr. Stewart was born July 17, 1907. He was a graduate of Shinnston highschool. He was appointed game warden in1932.
WEBB. Mrs. Louisa Webb, 82, wife of George W. Webb of Quaker Fork, diedSunday. Funeral and burial took placeat Wallace Tuesday.
She is survived by her husband and four children, Goff, ofBuckhannon; Arthur, of
Grangeville;Mrs. Mary Swiger of Dola and Mrs. Lela Bennett of Big Elk.
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MULLALLY. Word was received in Shinnston Wednesday evening of the death of MissNan Mullally in New York City. She diedTuesday after a brief illness of pneumonia. The funeral will take place there Friday.
Miss Mullally, a teacher in St. Joseph'sScho[o]l for the Deaf, was for many years a resident of Shinnston, having madeher home with her brother, the Rev. Father P. A. Mullally, former pastor of St.Ann's church. She had booked passagefor Ireland to visit her father and was preparing to sail when strickenill. Her mother died recently inIreland.
A sister, Mrs. Clark Lundell, resides inNew York.
NUZUM. Funeral services for Meshack Nuzum, 87, Shinnston's oldestcitizen, will be held at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the First Baptistchurch, conducted by the Rev. D. L. Whitener, pastor of the Lumberport Baptist churchand assisted by Rev. H. U. Thompson, local pastor and Rev. Robert McCoy, of theHepzibah church. Burial will take placein Masonic cemetery. Pallbearersannounced are George D. Brent, Dennis Jaynes, Edward Coplin, Arthur Heldreth,Frank Burnett and Delbert Currey.
Mr. Nuzum died at his home in EastShinnston Tuesday night, March 12, 1940, after an illness of severalweeks. He had been a resident ofShinnston for 21 years, moving here with his family from a farm nearAdamsville, where he had spent the greater part of his life.
Born August 31, 1852, he was a son of Perryand Sarah Jane Webb Nuzum. He wasmarried March 29, 1877 to Sarah Jane Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. DennisSmith of Coon's Run. His wife preceded him in death just one year [sic].
The following children survive: Smith Nuzum, Adamsville; Perry Nuzum, athome; Mrs. Lawrence Swiger, Shinnston; Mrs. Lelia Sapp, Charleston; Mrs. G.Fleet Parsons and Mrs. Leslie Vincent, Shinnston.
TALKINGTON. Funeral services for S. Austin Talkington, 59, who died Saturday morningas a result of an accident at the du Pont plant at Spelter, were held Monday at2 o'clock p. m. at the residence on Pike street. The Rev. Fred Miller, pastor of the Christian church at Mt.Ranier, Md., a former pastor of the local Christian church, officiated. Burialtook place at Masonic cemetery.
The pallbearers were George Frederick,Harold Jarrett and James Vassar, Shinnston; Samuel Lorea, C. A. Weckler and C.R. Swick, Zeising.
Mr. Talkington, a widely known and highlyrespected citizen of Shinnston, received an accidental injury to his head atthe du Pont plant Friday and his death occurred early the following morning ata Clarksburg hospital. He had residedin Shinnston the last 40 years and had worked at the plant for 25 years.
Born at Stringtown March 23, 1881, he was ason of Levi and Sarah Elizabeth White Talkington. In 1907 he became a member of the Shinnston Christian churchduring the pastorate of the Rev. W. M. Long.
The deceased is survived by his widow, theformer Miss Rose Shingleton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Shingleton, andone daughter, Miss Sara Talkington, a teacher in Washington Irving high schoolat Clarksburg. Also six brothers andone sister, namely: Martin Talkington, Washington, D. C.; J. A. Talkington, D. C. Talkington, IraTalkington, Everett Talkington, all of Alva; Timothy Talkington, of Lancaster,Ohio, and Mrs. O. V. Lemasters, of Jacksonburg.
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ASHCRAFT. Mrs. Priscilla Jackson Ashcraft, 54, former well known woman of Wyatt,died at 5:30 o'clock Sunday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. RalphPalmer, in East Grafton road, Fairmont. She had been ill the past five months, and went to the home of herdaughter to reside last December.
Funeral services were held at the Wyatt Methodistchurch at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. L. G. Robinson, and interment took placeat the Odd Fellows cemetery there. The
Pallbearers wereWilliam P. Williams, B. F. O'Dell, Homer A. Palmer, Earl C. Moore and B.Martin.
Mrs. Ashcraft was born April 14, 1886, atSmithfield, a daughter of John J. and Lydia Ann Jackson. On June 11, 1906, she married A. C. Ashcraftin New Martinsville, who died in August, 1932.
She was active in church and club affairsat Wyatt for many years. Survivingbesides the daughter are a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Brewer of Smithfield, andthree [sic] brothers, E. T. Jackson, Smithfield; Lindsay Jackson, R. 3,Wallace, Walter and Noah Jackson, of California.
BOCK. Funeral services for John A. Bock, 91, venerable Marion county resident,who died at 8:50 o'clock Tuesday night at his home in Farmington, will be heldat 2 p. m. Friday in the Farmington
Methodistchurch. Burial will be in the ShinnstonMasonic cemetery.
Mr. Bock was born near Worthington February17, 1849, and was a son of Harrison and Elizabeth Floyd Bock. He married Miss Wilda Short of Shinnston,who died several years ago. Twochildren were born to the union, John Lynde [sic] Bock of Farmington and Mrs.Hazel Lee, wife of Scott Lee of Jamaica, N. Y.
DEEM. James Sheridan, 15 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Deem[,] diedMonday morning at Lucas Mills. Thefuneral and burial will take place today with interment at Masonic cemetery.
DeLUCA. Services for Joseph DeLuca, 60, a retired miner, who died at 11:30o'clock Wednesday morning at his home in Northview, will be held at 2:30 p. m.Saturday at the home, 1936 Gould avenue. Interment will be at Holy Cross cemetery, Clarksburg.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. MaryDeLuca, who was the widow of Pete Aragone of Shinnston and six children by hisfirst wife. Anthony and John DeLuca,sons, are both former star athletes at Victory high school.
EVERSON. The funeral of Miss Lulu Gay Everson, 17, daughter of Cleveland andMinnie Miller Everson of Robinson's Run, who died at 4:3 [sic] Wednesdaymorning, will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the home, with interment at Masoniccemetery. She was born August 7, 1922at Clarksburg. The parents, twobrothers and one sister survive.
HENDERSON. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home ofa grandson, Oscar Frum of Shinnston for Samuel W. Henderson, 72, who diedSunday morning at his home in Enterprise.
He was a former employe[e] of theConsolidation Coal company, and was born June 13, 1867 in Pennsylvania. His widow, Mrs. Sallie Gordon Henderson isthe only survivor.
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MARTIN. Funeral services for Fred A. Martin, late postmaster at Enterprise, willbe held at 2:30 Friday afternoon at the home. Interment will be at the Odd Fellows cemetery there.
In the death of Fred Alva Martin, 69, whopassed away at six o'clock March 27, 1940, Enterprise loses one of its bestknown and most highly respected citizens. Mr. Martin's condition had been serious ever since he was stricken["with a heart ailment while at work in his store, where he kept the postoffice, on March 5th"] several weeks ago, when members of his family werecalled to his bedside.
By reason of his position as postmaster andstorekeeper he was known to most everyone in the community. He had been a man of unusually good healthand was regularly found at his post of duty where his kindness andaccommodating manner will long be remembered by his neighbors.
Mr. Martin was also active in church and lodgework, having been a regular attendant at the Methodist church and a chartermember of Enterprise Lodge No. 209, I. O. O. F. in
which he was anofficial for the greater part of his membership.
He was born in Hancock county, Illinois,September 21, 1870, a son of George W. and Mahalia Martin, natives of Marioncounty, W. Va. His parents returned toWest Virginia when he was a small boy and located at Pine Bluff.
He was married to Miss Hattie Harrison,daughter of the late W. R. and Louisa Lucas Harrison of Enterprise on October3, 1897. She is a [sister] of Arch D.Harrison of Enterprise and Dr. Charles R. Harrison of Clarksburg.
Mr. Martin was a member of the Christian church but there being no church of that
denomination inhis community, he attended the Methodist church.
He is survived by his widow and thefollowing children: Miss Helen Martin,teacher in the schools in Weirton; Mrs. Betty Fisher, wife of Hunter L. Fisher,201 Euclid avenue, Clarksburg; Mrs. Harriett Lorentz, wife of Barlett Lorentz,Enterprise; Mrs. Mary Gene Crawford, wife of Thomas Crawford of Baltimore, Md.,and Miss Fredrica Martin, at home. One brother survives, Tod [sic] E. Martin,of Loveland, Ohio.
STURM. Services for Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Sturm, 69, wife of L. R. Sturm, whodied at 4 o'clock Tuesday at her home near Enterprise will be held at theresidence at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The Rev. O. F. Nease, pastor of the Freemansburg Methodist church, and aformer pastor at Enterprise, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Enterprise.
Mrs. Sturm was born May 14, 1870, onTeverbaugh, a daughter of Thornton and Dora Shore Nutter. She was married 47 years ago to L. R. Sturm,a leading farmer and citizen of the Enterprise community, who survives. Twelve children were born to the union,eight of whom are living, namely:
Gail Sturm, Point Pleasant; Paul Sturm,Phoenix, Arizona; Wilbur Sturm, Point Pleasant; Philip Sturm, at home; Mrs.Thurman (Loraine) Lane, Enterprise; Mrs. Earl (Mary) Nutter, East Shinnston;Mrs. Richard (Louise) Clise, Enterprise; and Miss Doris Sturm, teacher in theEnterprise school. There are twelvegrandchildren. Dr. R. B. Nutter ofEnterprise is an only brother.
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ANDERSON. Funeral services for Ira B. Anderson, 64, well known citizen ofCunningham's Run, who died early Tuesday morning, will be held at 2:3o'clock this afternoon at the Union church in Wyatt, and burial will be at theOdd Fellows cemetery there.
Mr. Anderson was a son of the late MarceneJ. Anderson and Sarah Crowl Anderson and was born in Marion county August 22,1875. He resided for many years atWyatt, later moving to his farm on Cunningham's Run. His father was a merchant at Wyatt many years ago, and also owneda large farm which was sold to the Consolidation Coal company prior to theopening of the mines there more than twenty years ago.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mattie J.Anderson, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Wesley Looman of Oakdale; twochildren, Vance Anderson and Mrs. Otis Boggess, both of Cunningham's Run, andone brother, George L. Anderson, a former deputy county clerk, now a residentof La Grange, Oregon. There are fivegrandchildren.
BROWN. Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Righter left last night for Massachusetts toattend the funeral of Mrs. Righter's mother, Mrs. Brown, which will be heldthere today.
Her death occurred Monday in Florida,following an operation for goitre [sic]. The News was unable to learn further details last night.
HARBERT. Mrs. Martha Sprout Harbert, 86, died March 28, 1940, at the home of Mr.and Mrs. Harvey Bice of Gypsy, where she had resided 30 years. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon atthe residence, in charge of Rev. L. G. Robinson. Burial was at Masonic cemetery.
Her husband, John Clement Harbert, died in1910. George Sprout of Haywood is abrother.
HAUGHT. Mrs. Catherine Williams Haught, 78, mother of Mrs. Raymond Barrick ofthis city, died at her home in Fairview at about 1:30 o'clock p. m.Saturday. She was a life long residentof that community and a member of the Church of Christ for many years. The funeral and burial took place Tuesday.
Mrs. Haught is survived by her husband, B.Frank Haught and by eight children, namely, Miss Louise Haught and Mrs. FrankJ. Yost of Fairview; Mrs. Barrick, Shinnston; J. A. Haught, Boothsville;Thomas, Azra, Milford and Wilford Haught, all of Fairview.
Three brothers and a sister also survive,namely, Timothy Williams, Los Angeles, Calif.; Michael Williams and JamesWilliams, both of Daybrook and Mrs. Eunice May Tuttle of Beulah. She leaves 34 grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren.
HAWKER. Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda Hawker, 90, who passed away at 1o'clock a.m., March 31, 1940, at the home of her son in law and daughter, Mr.and Mrs. M. W. Ogden, 303 Third street, Fairmont, were held at 2:30 o'clockTuesday afternoon in the First Methodist Church, Shinnston, with the Rev.Denver C. Pickens, pastor of the First Methodist Church,
Fairmont[,]officiating, assisted by Rev. Musgrave,pastor of the Shinnston church. A
short servicewas held at the home at 1:30 o'clock before the funeral party left for thiscity.
Interment took place at Masoniccemetery. There were many beautifulflowers. The pallbearers were WayneHawker, Marlin Hawker, Leland Ogden, Guy Hawker, Argyl Hess and WaymanRobinson.
The Fairmont Times of Monday gives thefollowing sketch of her life:
Mrs. Hawker, who was the widow of ThomasHawker of Shinnston, had been residing in the Ogden home the last nine yearsand was a beloved member of the household. Her husband, who was a prominent business man of his community andpresident of the Farmers Bank of Shinnston, died about ten years ago.
Mrs. Hawker won the title of the"ideal mother" a year or more ago in connection with a Mother's dayfeature when several state papers carried her picture with a story which toldof her outstanding motherly qualities. Her picture denotes a noble face and countenance with true motherlyinstincts.
The deceased was the mother of fivechildren, two of whom are living, Mrs. Stella Nutter, of Carleton street, andMrs. Lelia Ogden, with whom she resided. Three sons are deceased, Homer, Leslie and Dallie Hawker. Leslie Hawker, who was a hardware merchantin Shinnston many years, was killed in an automobile accident several yearsago. Homer Hawker also was a businessman of Shinnston, and Dallas Hawker resided in Colorado several years before hepassed away.
The grandchildren are Leland Ogden, Juliaand Ardis Nutter, of Fairmont; Mrs. Avis Bittinger, of Oakland, Md.; Josephine,Wayne and Marlin Hawker of Shinnston; Max Hawker, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs.Enid Shumaker, Mrs. Virginia Brown, Jane and Thomas Hawker, of ColoradoSprings, Colo. There are several greatgrandchildren.
Mrs. Hawker was a daughter of Robert Masonand Rebecca Robinson Mason. She wasborn in Harrison county, then Virginia, December 20, 1849. Her marriage to Mr. Hawker took placeSeptember 27, 1874. They lived for manyyears in Shinnston and were quite active in church, civic and communityaffairs.
Mrs. Hawker had a keen mind and goodeyesight up until the end, and she read the daily newspapers and periodicalsregularly, keeping in touch with all topics of the day. She delighted in conversing with her familyand friends, and although she had been confined to her room the great part ofthe last year or more because of physical ailment, her interest never waned in her home surroundings or in local, state or national affairs.
On her 90th birthday anniversary lastDecember a delightful party was held in the Ogden home in her honor, and about30 or more of the families of her early associates and companions from theBingamon community spent the evening with her. Several members of a choir of which she was a former member came to theparty and sang several favorite numbers. Mrs. Hawker derived great enjoyment from this party.
The deceased had many lovable traits ofcharacter, and she was the object of much attention and
devotion in herdeclining years by her children and their families, as well as many friends andrelatives. She was a devout member ofthe Methodist church in Shinnston.
The deceased leaves a sister, Mrs. E. M.Hess, of Peora, Harrison county.
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BAYLY. The funeral of Mrs. Arrena Bayly, 83, who died April 6, 1940 at the homeof Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Wyatt in WestShinnston, was held at 2:30 p. m. Monday at the Hepzibah, Taylor county,Baptist church, conducted by Rev. H. U. Thompson, pastor of the First Baptistchurch of Shinnston. Burial was at thechurch cemetery.
Mrs. Bayly was the widow of William PierceBayly, of Meadland, who died in 1916. She was born May 21, 1856, a daughter of Silah H. and Mary McElfreshStark of Taylor county. She was a member of the Bridgeport Baptist church,having transferred her membership in 1916 from the Hepzibah church.
Surviving are the following children: Mrs. W. C. Wyatt and Mrs. Allie Southern, ofShinnston; Mrs. John Duckworth, Fairmont; Mrs. Carl Myer, Rockford, Ill.; andGrover H. Bayly of Weston. Two brothersand one sister also survive, namely: Neuman Stark of Gowanda, N. Y.; Cleon Stark of Collins, N. Y., and Mrs.Ida Cropp , of Menomenie, Wis. There are three grandchildren.
BRANNON. The five months old son of Wilson and Theda Spring Brannon died Sundayat the family home in South Shinnston. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the home, conducted bythe Rev. P. Z. Musgrave and interment was at Masonic cemetery.
DALBY. Robert W. Dalby, 65, retired paymaster in the U. S. Navy Yard atCharleston, South Carolina, died at a hospital in that city April 8, 1940,following a long illness of complications. He was for many years a resident of Shinnston and an office clerk forthe Consolidated Coal company at the old Solon mine before going to thesouthern city.
Regular funeral services having been heldat Charleston, the service here was brief. [T]he pallbearers were C. H.Higinbotham, A. E. Vassar, S. B. Davis, Q. M. Carder, H. T. Harmer and GeorgeRiffee.
Mr. Dalby was born at Oxford, N. C., a sonof Mr. and Mrs. Judson Dalby. Beforecoming to Shinnston more than forty years ago, he was a clerk in the bureau ofthe census in Washington. He was amember of the Masonic fraternity and the Baptist church at Charleston.
He married Miss Claribell Janes, a daughterof Henry F. Janes and Harriet Shore Janes. She is a sister of James A. Janes,Shinnston street commissioner. Surviving is his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Hartwell Johnson,Washington, D. C., wife of the secretary to Sumner Welles; Miss Mary Dalby, ajunior high school teacher in Charleston; his mother, Mrs. Ella Dalby, who hasmade her home with the family, and a grandson.
The funeral was held at 3 p. m. Wednesdayat the home of Mrs. Edna R. Smith on Main St., conducted by the Rev. H. U.Thompson, pastor of the First Baptist church, and interment was at Masoniccemetery.
MacPHERSON. Misses Cleva and Jessie Lee Smith, Emma Lee Rose, Lucille Madill andWillis Core attended the funeral Saturday in Johnstown, Pa., of Mrs. ZearleMacPherson, 29, whose death occurred at a hospital there on April 3. Mrs. MacPherson was the former Betty JeanWilliams, who graduated from Shinnston high school in 1927. She was the mother of a daughter, Diana,born at the hospital March 23. She wasplanning to leave the hospital when a sudden heart attack claimed her. Surviving besides the infant child is herhusband who holds a position in the census bureau at Washington, D. C., her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. P.Williams, two sisters and a brother, all of Johnstown, and her grandmother,Mrs. Elizabeth Madill of Shinnston.
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ADAMS. Funeral services for Mrs. Esther Adams, 61, who died April 22, at thehome of a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Rose at Owings, were held at 10 o'clock thismorning at the residence. Rev. P. Z.Musgrave, pastor of the First Methodist church was in charge.Interment at Masonic cemetery.
Mrs. Adams was born in Hungary and was thewidow of John Adams who died four years ago. She is survived by threedaughters, Mrs. Rose, Mrs. Alex Dauch of Shinnston and Mrs. Willie Potter ofHarrisville.
ATHA. Martin Grant Atha, a former mail carrier and retired poultryman of Mannington, Route 2, died last week at a Clarksburg hospital of pneumonia. The funeral was held Saturday at 2:30 p.m.at the Margaret church and interment was at the Hawker cemetery.
Mr. Atha was born near Mannington May 26,1869, a son of Elisha and Luverna Jane Fetty Atha. He was married in 1896 to Matilda Jane Morris, who survives, withtheir five children: Virginia Atha,Goldman Atha, Esta, wife of Clayton Pigott, all of Mannington; Flo, wife ofFrancis Metz, Clarksburg, and Stanley D. Atha, of Managus, Nicaragua, CentralAmerica.
Also surviving are Mrs. Flo Brooks, ElkGrove, Calif., a sister, and four brothers, Homer Atha of Bridgeport; WesleyAtha of Grafton; A. A. Atha of Fairmont, and Glenn Atha of Farmington.
RUTTER. John William Rutter, 69, died April 21, 1940, at the home of a son, JohnRutter of Lucas Mill. Funeral serviceswere held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the home, conducted by Rev. P. Z. Musgrave ofFirst Methodist church and interment followed at Masonic cemetery.
He was a native of Ohio, born October 29,1870, and is survived by his widow, one son, John, and one daughter, Mrs.Flossie Shreve of Sistersville. Four brothers and three
sisters alsosurvive, George Rutter, Owings; Burton Rutter, of Gypsy; Clinton Rutter, of Duffy,O.; Forrest Rutter, Middlebourne; Mrs.Stella Sellers, Paden City; Mrs. Martha
Crawford, Duffy,Ohio, and Mrs. Belle Birch, Warren, Ohio.
SHINN. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock today at the home onShinn's Run for Mrs.
SavillaShinn, 84, who died April 23, 1940 at her home. The Rev. P. Z. Musgrave, pastor of the First Methodist church,will be in charge, and burial will follow at Masonic cemetery.
Mrs. Shinn, one of the most widely knownand respected women of the community, had been in declining health sinceJanuary, when she fell against a fire place in her home and was seriouslyburned. Recently she received a brokenhip in a fall, which is believed to have hastened her death.
She was the widow of Albert A. Shinn, aleading farmer, who has been dead a number of years. She was very active prior to her last illness and it was nothinguncommon for her to walk to town from her home three miles or more fromShinnston. Deceased was born inShinnston February 26, 1856, a daughter of Eli and Susan Bossler Koon.
The house in which Mrs. Shinn was born, onupper Walnut street, now occupied by A. Kerzock, was still owned by her at thetime of her death. As a small child sheexperienced the excitement caused in the community by the Jones raid during theCivil War and often told how she hid herself in fear of the marchers. She was an unusually intelligent and wellinformed woman, and one of the most active members of the community for one ofher age.
She was a frequent caller at the Newsoffice, where her visits were always welcome because of her cheerfulness andher interest in affairs generally. Shecould recall all the important events in the history of Shinnston from the timeit was a very small village.
Five children survive, namely: Mrs. Tessie Martin, Mrs. Jack Wilkinson,Harry Shinn and Miss Mary Shinn, all of Shinn's Run and Seymour Shinn ofClarksburg.
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RIBLETT. Mrs. Mary Frances Riblett, 79, died at 4:45 April 26, 1940 at the homeof Mr. and Mrs. John S. Riblett on Charles street. She had been ill the past two years. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p. m. Sunday afternoon at theFirst Methodist church, conducted by Rev. P. Z. Musgrave, and interment was atMasonic cemetery.
The deceased was born October 4, 1860, atLexington, Mo., the daughter of Bennett B. and Martha Grimes Johnson. The family moved to Morgantown, W. Va., whenshe was a small girl and in 1880 they moved to Shinnston, where Mrs. Riblett'sfather carried the mail between Shinnston and Fairmont. He died in 1901 and her mother passed away13 years later.
On August 31, 1884, she married George J.Riblett, Jr., who died June 3, 1914. The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. Aaron Vincent, a Methodistminister. Mrs. Riblett had resided withher brother in law and sister in law since two years after the death of herhusband. She was a member of theMethodist church at Morgantown since 1878. James Riblett is also a brother of her late husband.
STURM. Funeral services for Arthur Melvin Sturm, 75, retired dairyman andfarmer of Enterprise, whose death occurred at 2:30 p. m. April 26, 1940, at hishome, were held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the residence. The Rev. John A. McKendry, pastor of theMethodist church there, officiated, and burial was at the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Mr. Sturm, one of the leading citizens ofhis community, was born December 6, 1865, a son of John Fletcher Sturm andHarriet Harrison Sturm. He married MissIda Hardesty, daughter of John H. and Mariah Hardesty, in 1889. She died October 25, 1930.
He was elected justice of the peace of Claydistrict in 1912 and in 1918 and 1924 was elected as member of the board ofeducation. He was a member of theShinnston Christian church.
Surviving are three children, Mrs. J. H.Colebank, wife of the coach at Fairmont State college; Glenn B. Sturm, both ofEnterprise, and Joseph A. Sturm of Morgantown. Three brothers and two sisters also survive, John J. and Lucius R.Sturm, both of Enterprise; Charles D. Sturm, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. DoraRichardson of Shinnston, and Mrs. Homer Ice, of Enterprise. The late P. C. Sturm of Clarksburg was a brother.
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DAVIS. Fred Alfred Davis, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Davis of Long Run, diedMay 2, 1940, at a Fairmont hospital, from injuries received while at play atthe Long Run school. The funeral was held Saturday.
STILES. I. Alburn Stiles, 67, a farmer of Long Run, died May 1, 1940, at aClarksburg
hospitalafter a long illness of Bright's disease. The funeral was held at 2 p. m. Saturday in the U. B. church at Long Run and interment tookplace at Enterprise I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Stiles was born October 1, 1873 inMarion county, a son of Wesley and Elvira Thomas Stiles. He married Sarah Ashcraft of Wyatt 47 yearsago. She survives with sevendaughters, as follows:
Mrs. M. E.Fortney and Mrs. Harry Mathena [sic] of Enterprise; Mrs. Worth Johnson and Mrs.Aubrey Iser of Shinnston; Mrs. Fred Bice, of Bice Run; Mrs. Charles Ogden ofLong Run; and Mrs. Reed Baber of Oak Point. One brother, John Stiles of Long Run; a half brother, Will Davis ofFairmont; two half sisters, Mrs. Wm. Shultz of Detroit and Mrs. Mary Ellen Iceof Fairmont, and 27 grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive.
WEEKLEY. Funeral services for Mrs. Delphia Stutler Weekley, wife of Earl R.Weekley, were held at the First Baptist church here Monday afternoon at 2:30,followed by interment at Masonic cemetery.
Mrs. Weekley died at her home in Manningtonat 10:30 o'clock Friday night. She hadbeen in good health and in company with a friend had returned from the theaterwhere she had witnessed the first performance of the evening Friday. Upon entering her home she went to anupstairs room and died within fifteen minutes from a heart attack. Physicians expressed the belief the haste inwhich she ascended the stairs brought on the fatal attack.
The Weekleys formerly resided in Shinnstonwhere Mr. Weekley managed the local A. & P. store. They moved to Mannington about two years agoafter he had transferred to the management of one of the company's storesthere.
Mrs. Weekley was born in West Union July 9,1898, a daughter of Mrs. Delia Stutler and the late Henry Stutler. She was united in marriage to E. R. WeekleyAugust 20, 1920. A son, Robert Earl, survives, with the husband.
Three sisters and two brothers alsosurvive, Mrs. L. R. Matz [sic], Mrs. E. B. Hestin [sic], of Clarksburg, andMiss Edith Weekley [sic], who resided with her late sister and family; DallasStutler and Cecil Stutler, both of West Union.
The deceased was a member of the ManningtonBaptist church, having transferred her membership from the Shinnston Baptistchurch; the Order of the Eastern Star and the Woman's Auxiliary of the AmericanLegion, both of Shinnston.
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HESS. E. M. Hess, 81, died at his home on Cunningham's Run early thismorning. He was stricken with paralysislast Saturday and had been unconscious much of the time since.
Funeral services will be held at the PeoraUnited Brethren church Saturday afternoon, and burial will be at the Hardestycemetery.
Mr. Hess was one of the most widely knownand highly respected citizens of his community. He had been a leader in church and community affairs since earlymanhood and had served as Sunday school superintendent, district roadsupervisor and overseer of the poor. Hehad always manifested a great interest in politics, having been a staunch Democrat.
Enoch Marshall Hess was born February 7,1859 and was a son of Enoch Hess and Harriett Hawker Hess. He married Miss Effie Mason, a daughter ofRobert Mason, Jr. and Rebecca Robinson Mason March 26, 1885. They celebrated their 55th weddinganniversary a few weeks ago.
Surviving besides the widow are twochildren, Mrs. Bessie Hess Reger and Argyle Hess; five grandchildren and threegreat grandchildren; two brothers, Isaac M. Hess of Oakdale and S. Jack Hess ofWellington, Kansas, and one sister, Mrs. Jennie Cunningham, wife of Waitman Cunninghamof Joetown.
WHITE. Emmett O. White, 66, coal miner, died May 11 at his home at Francis Mineof a heart attack. He was born atWeston, a son of Charles and Elizabeth Crouse White of Johnstown.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. LavernaWhitehair White, four sons, Charles and Ray, both of Francis Mine; Dorsey, ofBingamon Junction, and Orval, of Hutchinson; one brother, Albert White ofFlemington, and three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Moyers, of Flemington; Mrs. MaryVandergrift of Victor Mines and Mrs. America Roney of Vadis.
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AUSTIN and BALL. Roy Austin, 22[,] and Vernon A. Ball, 24, Grafton youths, were killedMonday at Red House when their airplane crashed. They had been selling rides to passengers there Sunday and delayed their return trip to the Clarksburg airport until Monday because of a severe electrical storm.
Austin, who had a limited commercialpilot's license, was flying the plane. Spectators said the engine began sputtering shortly after the machine leftthe ground. Bell and Austin circledback but the plane struck a barbed wire fence at the edge of the field and wasdemolished.
M. R. Bingham, manager of the Harrisoncounty airport, said Austin began taking lessons there a year ago and lastmonth won his limited commercial license.
HARRISON. Services for Jesse J. Harrison, 54, who died Wednesday at 9 a. m. atAspinwall Veterans' Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa., will be held at the home inEnterprise Saturday at 10:30 a. m. and interment will be at the familycemetery.
Mr. Harrison, a World War veteran and apainter by trade, was admitted to the hospital May 8th. He had been in declining health for sometime past.
A member of the 180th Division (known asthe Rainbow Division) Mr. Harrison was in the service a year in France, andtook part in the battles of the Meuse Argonne. He was active in the organizations of ex-servicemen in this community.
Born at Enterprise September 19, 1886, hewas a son of Wm. H. and Louisa Lucas Harrison. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Pearl Thompson Harrison, whom hemarried in 1935; one sister, Mrs. Fred Martin of Enterprise; and two brothers,Dr. Charles R. Harrison of Clarksburg and Arch D. Harrison of Enterprise.
SQUIRES. Funeral services for Ira R. Squires, 73, who died early Wednesdaymorning at a Clarksburg hospital, will be held at the Enterprise Methodistchurch Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Burial will follow at the K. of P. cemetery.
Mr. Squires, a retired miner and residentof Enterprise the last 36 years, was born at Independence, Preston county,Sept. 29, 1867, a son of James and Marian Wilkins Squires.
Surviving is the widow, Mrs. Hannah WrightSquires, and six children, namely, James W. and John E. Squires, of Enterprise;Mrs. Dennis Saunders, Enterprise; Mrs. Gordon Bradley, Shinnston; Mrs. VirgilKoon, Monongah, and Mrs. Herschel Stansberry, Hartford, Conn. There are also five brothers and threesisters surviving: Ray, Ernest andWalter, of Independence; S. W., of Newburg, and Louis, of Kingmont; Mrs. LouisSharp, Newburg; Mrs. Sanford McBee, of Uffington [sic], and Mrs. L. G. LaRue ofEast Orange, N. J.
WATKINS. Paul David Watkins, infant son of Robert and Dollie Zeck Watkins, diedTuesday morning in a Clarksburg hospital. The child was born Dec. 20, 1939 at Pittsburgh.
Funeral services were held Wednesdayafternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Melville Watkins on Hornor's Run,paternal grandparents, and burial took place in the Odd Fellows cemetery atBridgeport. The parents reside inPittsburgh.
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FINK. The funeral of Louis Fink, 34, who died from injuries received while atwork in the mines at Owings Thursday, were held at his late home in EnterpriseSunday at 2 o'clock p. m., conducted by Rev. P. Z. Musgrave of Shinnston. Burial was at the Odd Fellows cemetery atEnterprise.
Louis Roscoe Fink was born in Wirt county,December 13, 1906, a son of John and Laura Butcher Fink. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. NettieGould Fink, four children, Louis, 10, Namoi [sic] Jean, S. Bertha Lee, 6, andWanda Lou, 2, all at home; two brothers, Benjamin and Robert Lee, both ofFairmont; five sisters, Mrs. Willis Starkey, of Francis Mine; Mrs. G. A.Brooks, of Dakota Mines; Mrs. Ralph Jareuz [sic], of Lynch, Ky.; Mrs. EverettRuble, of New Martinsville, and Mrs. Ralph Booth, of Fairmont; and his mother,Mrs. Laura Fink of Burning Springs.
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BATES. Phyllis Bates, 13-months old daughter of Mrs. Opal Bates, died lastThursday at 2:30 p. m. at the home in the Bank of Shinnston apartments. She was born April 28, 1939.
Funeral services were held Saturdayafternoon, with the Rev. C. D. Tharp in charge, and burial was at Masoniccemetery.
CROWL. William A. Crowl, 79, Marion county teacher, died at his home inFairmont last week. He was born March9, 1861 at Bingamon and married Bertie Virginia Hamilton of Mannington. Surviving besides the widow are sevenchildren and twelve grandchildren.
HARRISON. Benjamin Franklin Harrison, 47, died May 29, 1940, at a Fairmonthospital. His home was at Jordon [sic]. The funeral was held Friday at Gypsy and burial was at Masonic cemeteryhere.
His mother and nine children survive, Arie,of Fairmont, and Harriet, Benny, Anne, Sylvia, Robert, Patty Ann, Shirley and LelaBlanche, all at home; four brothers, Clinton B. of Lumberport; A. T., Hubert H.and Joseph, all of Shinnston, and a sister, Miss Sylvia Harrison of Gypsy.
JARVIS. Mrs. Fannie Holt Jarvis, 81, died Friday at the home of her daughter,Mrs. Loys [sic] Watkins in Boothsville. The funeral was held Sunday at 2 o'clock at Boothsville Baptist churchand burial was at the Shinnston Masonic cemetery.
She was a daughter of the late Frank J.Holt and Minerva Reed Holt. Survivingbesides the daughter are two brothers, Wilbur Holt of Boothsville and MartinHolt of Fairmont, and a sister, Mrs. Charles Goodwin of Shinnston.
HOFFMAN. Friends here have received word of the death of Charles E. Hoffman athis home in Scotland county, Missouri. Mr. Hoffman was a native of Harrison county, W. Va. He was the son of James and Sarah Ann RectorHoffman who lived in the Booth's Creek neighborhood before going to Missouri anumber of years ago.
Mr. Hoffman had visited his native state atdifferent times, having relatives living in Shinnston and vicinity, who alwayskept in touch with him by exchanging greetings during the Christmasseason. Among relatives are GeorgeRector of East Shinnston, G. D. Brent, of Booth's Creek and Mrs. A. C. Fortneyof West Side.
Writes Own Obituary
Charles E. Hoffman, a native of thiscommunity, who died at Rutledge, Missouri, May 10, 1940, wrote his own obituaryshortly before his death, which, is as follows:
This is my last message to you, which mustcome by proxy as I have passed off the stage of action and gone out on thegreat adventure.
I was born in Harrison county, West Va., onApril 24, 1867. My father's name wasJames Hoffman, he marrying my mother, Sarah Ann Rector, of West Virginia. To this union was born seven children, fivegirls and two boys.
My father died when I was nine years of ageleaving my mother with five girls and myself. With much hardship, and unfailing love, mother managed to keep us alltogether and we all grew to maturity in the humble home.
When near 18 years of age, I united withthe old Harmony Grove church. Afterwards removing my membership to Colony and in later years toRutledge Baptist church.
I am writing this brief message for I didnot want a long funeral sermon preached, because I have gone out into the greatbeyond. I feel that in spite of all thedisbelief, I shall live again, and to you who feel sad at my going, I wouldcomfort you with the assurance that I am free from pain, and that the greatcreative God, who fashioned my soul by his immutable laws, is able to take careof it throughout the endless ages that are to be.
I shall no more feel ill or hate those whodid not love me here. My peace withthem, no harsh feelings go beyond the grave. I forgive as I have been forgiven. O, the grave it buries every error, covers every defect, andextinguishes every resentment. From itspeaceful bosom spring none but tended recollections. How beautiful it is for a man to dies [sic] on the walls orZion. To be called like a wearysentinel, to put his armor off and rest under the shade of the trees. We travel all our days toward death and inthe last step we reach it. It is man'sdearest friend, the truest and the best. It is the key that unlocks the door to the mansion not made with handseternal in the heavens.
The struggle has extended over many yearsand much weariness has been my portion.
Most of my dearest friends have preceded meand left me lonely. But I shall be withthem now, and I know from my abiding place I shall be able to look down uponmany yet on earth, and maybe with angel companion point to some particularfriend I wish special protection.
I trust that my life has not been livedentirely in vain. I have tried tolighten others' burdens. To wipe awaytears, tried to speak words of comfort and cheer to the
disconsolate andbroken hearted. I have desired to makethe small circle in which I lived a little better by unselfish acts and puremotives. I have fallen short, havesinned and been forgiven.
I ask you to throw the veil of charity overme, forget my faults and strive to excell [sic] my poor efforts, and God willtake care of the results. Lay thismortal clay by the side of my two sisters, who toiled by my side, in keeping ahome together, who cheered me to carry on when burdens were heaviest.
As you go to your homes to take up theburdens of life I will be mingling with friends, I have known and loved onearth, how delightful that will be.
The Rutledge paper which printed theforegoing obituary, stated that Mr. Hoffman was ill three months of hearttrouble. He is survived by one sister,Mrs. Mary Edmunson of Quincy, Ill.
George Rector, furnished the News clipping.
MARTIN. Harry Bruce Martin, 56, prominent business man of Elkins, died suddenlyof a heart attack in New York City Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Mr. Martin with his family would have sailedtoday for Havana, Cuba, to attend the convention of Rotary International.
Mr. Martin was born at Wyatt, this county,September 8, 1883, a son of D. R. and Martha Jones Martin. He was married to Mamie Woodling ofPennsylvania, who survives, along with a son, Bruce Martin of Elkins and twodaughters, Mrs. Frank Shaw, of McKeesport, Pa., and Miss Martha Martin, at home.
Mr. Martin served in the State Senate fromthe Thirteenth district in 1929. He wasidentified with a number of business concerns at Elkins. He was a cousin of Chester W. Jones, cashierof the Bank of Shinnston.
SHINN. Seymour Richard Shinn, 58, died May 31, 1940, at his home 1025 North19th street, Northview. He had been illsince October. The funeral was held atthe residence Sunday afternoon and burial took place at Shinnston Masoniccemetery.
Mr. Shinn had been a street car operatorthe past 27 years, until his illness. He was born September 20, 1881 on Shinn's Run and was a son of the lateAlbert A. Shinn and Savilla Coon Shinn. His mother died recently.
Surviving besides his widow, Mrs. IdaGlaspell Shinn, are six children: Richard Albert, Charles Edward and Robert Lee Shinn, all of Clarksburg;Mrs. Gladys Newbrough and Mrs. Edna Tichenal, both of Clarksburg, and Miss MaryVirginia Shinn at home. One brother,Harry Shinn of Shinn's Run, and three sisters, Miss Mary Shinn, Mrs. Jack Wilkinsonand Mrs. Tessie Martin, all of Shinn's Run.
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SIMON. Mrs. Joseph Simon, 55, of Uniontown, Pa., died Sunday morning at ahospital there following a paralytic stroke suffered a week previous, accordingto word received by relatives here.
She is survived by her husband[,] four sonsand three daughters, namely, George Simon of Akron; Mitchell, Harry and WilliamSimon, at home; Mrs. Ann George, of Clarksburg; and Julia and Katherine Simonboth of Uniontown. Louis Simon of Shinnstonis a brother in law, also Sam Simon of Uniontown and Nicholas and Habeb Simonboth of Beyruit [sic], Syria.
THOMAS. Frank Thomas, aged about 50, a former merchant of Shinnston, diedSaturday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. James David, in Detroit,Mich., where he was visiting. Funeraland burial took place there Monday.
The Thomas family resided in Shinnston fora number of years, and in 1927 he built the building at the corner of Walnutand Pike streets, now owned by B. L. Morgan. They moved to Webster Springs and a few years later to Athens, Ohio.
Deceased is survived by his widow,Elizabeth Joseph Thomas, and five children: Mrs. Mary David of Detroit; Julia[,] Thomas, George and Daniel, all ofAthens.
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HARDESTY. Miss Mary Elizabeth Hardesty, 22, daughter of Mrs. Bess Hardesty and thelate R. R. Hardesty of Kingwood, died Friday at a Clarksburg hospital during anoperation. Miss Hardesty was a recent graduate of West Virginia Wesleyancollege, Buckhannon. The
funeral tookplace Monday afternoon, with interment at Camp Chapel cemetery near Tunnelton.
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HOWELL. Mrs. C. L. Richardson has received word of the death of Mrs. EvelynTetrick Howell, which occurred Monday at her home in Wichita, Kansas. Mrs. Tetrick had recently been in Californiafor the benefit of her health. Meningitis was the cause of her death.
She was the wife of William Howell, who isengaged in the oil producing business in Kansas. Her parents were the late Marshall and Sarah Carrothers [sic]Tetrick of this community. Mrs. Howellwas a talented writer and had published many articles. Her children are Sarah Margaret Howell ofHollywood, Calif., and Max Howell, of Wichita. A sister, Cecelia Tetrick was with her when she died. Another sister, is Mrs. Tella Clark ofMarietta, Ohio, and a brother is Claude Tetrick of Kansas. She was a cousin of Mrs. Ross Moore and IraHawker of Oakdale.
NULL. James Oliver Null, 50, died suddenly of a heart attack July 9, 1940, athis home on the Haywood road. Funeralservices will be held at the home Thursday at 2:30 o'clock and burial will beat Masonic cemetery.
Mr. Null, who was an employe[e] of theConsolidation Coal company, was born January 9, 1890, at McFarland, a son of Oliverand Josephine Mackey Null. He issurvived by his wife, Georgia Hawkins Null, one step son, Victor Null, and thefollowing brothers and sisters: Rev.Perry Null, Weston; John Null, Henry Null, Mrs. John Lambert, all of thiscommunity; Mrs. Earl Brown, Salem, and Mrs. Roy Walley, Enterprise.
TETRICK. Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Gertrude Tetrick, 53, wife of EarlTetrick, were held Sunday at 2 o'clock p. m. at the family residence in WestShinnston. Services were conducted byRev. P. Z. Musgrave and interment took place at Masonic cemetery.
Mrs. Tetrick died July 5, 1940 following atwo days illness. She was born March17, 1887, a daughter of the late Jefferson and Emma Crosley Haught. She was a member of the First Methodistchurch.
Surviving besides the husband are twochildren, Lester Tetrick and Mrs. Dorothy Bilotta; also a sister, Mrs. AddieStewart of Fairmont.
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PAQUET. Arthur J. Paquet, 50, former vice president of the Paquet Glass Co., ofShinnston, died at his home in Los Angeles, Calif., last week. He left Shinnston in 1926 to make his homein California.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. LeonaLundell Paquet, three children, Vincent, Paul and Mary Jane Paquet, all athome; his mother, Mrs. Pauline Dumont Paquet of Shinnston and two sisters, Mrs.Augusta Barrick of Shinnston and Charleston, and Mrs. Julia Pauline Bush ofClarksburg.
Mr. Paquet came to Harrison county fromIndiana more than 35 years ago. He wasa son of the late Pierre Joseph Paquet.
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BROWN. John C. Brown, 70, died July 18 at the home of Mrs. W. H. Hawkins inWest Shinnston. The funeral and burialtook place Friday, with interment at Masonic cemetery. He was a former cook atthe county jail. His widow, of near Charleston,survives.
GRIFFIN. Charles Griffin, 64, well known Lumberport barber, died at his homethere July 19, 1940, of complications. Services were conducted at 10 o'clock Sunday forenoon by Rev. D. L.Whitener and burial took place at Masonic cemetery, Shinnston.
Mr. Griffin was a son of the late Mr. andMrs. Frank Griffin of Wiseman's Run. His wife, Mrs. Lydia BakerGriffin, died July 17, 1939. He is survived by six brothers: Scott,William, Carson and James, all of the Grangeville community; Leslie, of Utahand Ira, address not known.
NUTTER. Mrs. Julia Nutter, well known and highly respected resident of thecounty, died
July 18, 1940,at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Homer Fogg in Lost Creek. Services were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p. m.at the Lost Creek M. P. church, followed by interment at the Wyatt Odd Fellowscemetery.
STURN [sic]. Mr. and Mrs. John Sturn [sic] left this morning for Tyler county toattend the funeral of his brother, Joseph Sturn [sic]. They went in Leland S. Brannon's car, withBrannon driving. The deceased leavesseveral children, all married.
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COX. Wade Cox, 60, colored, died July 28 at Lakin state hospital, PointPleasant. He was a son of Henry and Louisa Cox of Shinnston who died many yearsago. He resided at Clarksburg and issurvived by his widow and several children.
Funeral services were held Tuesdayafternoon at the Harmer funeral home and interment took place at Masoniccemetery.
CUNNINGHAM. Services for Levi Franklin Cunningham, 48, who died July 26 at his homenear Pine Bluff, were held Sunday afternoon at the residence and interment tookplace at the Fortney cemetery on Long Run. Rev. Luther Lindsey, pastor of the Haywood Pentecostal church ofHaywood, conducted the rites.
Mr.Cunningham was born May 10, 1892, a son of Josiah and Barbara Champ Cunninghamof Clarksburg. He was formerly employedby the Hazel Atlas company at Clarksburg.
Surviving is the widow, and one daughter,Mrs. Darrel Jones of Pine Bluff; two brothers, Jacob of Pine Bluff, and John,of Clarksburg; five sisters, Mrs. George Drain, Lambert's Run; Mrs. Geo.Murray, Clarksburg; Mrs. David Goff, Lost Creek, and Mrs. Geo. Layfield andMrs. Clarence White, of Clarksburg.
GROGG. Abbey Wilton Grogg, 64, of Lumberport, died July 26 at a Westonhospital, where he had been a patient the last five weeks. He was a former employe[e] of the KatherineCoal company. Services were held Saturdayafternoon at the residence in Lumberport and interment was at Masonic cemetery.
He was born Dec. 22, 1875 in Virginia, ason of Mr. and Mrs. John Grogg. Surviving besides the widow are three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Carpenter,Charleston; Pauline and Tressa Grogg, of Meadowbrook; three step sons, Cliffordand Willard Price of Portsmouth, Va., and Denzil Price of Mathias; onestepdaughter, Mrs. Dorothy Coltrane, Shinnston; two brothers, John Grogg ofBoyer and Rufus Grogg of Columbus, Ohio; and two sisters, Mrs. Clemma Elletteeof Boyer and Mrs. Maude See of Florida.
HARBERT. Mrs. Sylvia Dawn Harbert, 44, wife of Hallie Harbert of Brown,died July 25, at a Clarksburg hospital. She was a daughter of Parker and Matilda Hannah Marsh of Brown and was bornNov. 7, 1895. Children surviving areMrs. Harold McCormick, Brown; Robert, Annette, Agnes Ann, Huey and HaroldHarbert; one brother, Guy Marsh of Wichita, Kan.
MARTIN. Mrs. Rose Martin, 79, widow of E. N. Martin, died July 27, 1940 at her home in North Shinnston. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the residence and burial was inMasonic cemetery.
Mrs. Martin was born in 1861 in Monongaliacounty, a daughter of Oliver Clark Bock and Jane Phillips Bock. She was married 57 years ago. Her husband has been dead a number of years.
Surviving are seven children, namely: Paul and Clark Martin; Mrs. James Janes,Mrs. Howard Shingleton, Mrs. Laura Leeson, Mrs. Frank McDaniel, and Mrs. AgnesGallagher, all of Shinnston; four brothers, John Bock, of near Wyatt; ArbaBock, David E. Bock, and W. Frank Bock, all of Shinnston; and two sisters, Mrs.Russell McIntyre of Haywood and Mrs. Gertrude Nay of Shinnston. There are a number of grandchildren andgreat grandchildren.
Mrs. Martin was a member of the FirstMethodist church.
WILLIAMS. Mrs. Jemima Williams, 81, died July 28 at her home near Dola. She was adaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John F. Martin of Wallace. The following relatives survive: four sons, Homer W. and Joseph D. Williams,Clarksburg; Ernest Williams, Wilmington, Del.; John Williams, at home; two brothers,Lloyd Martin, Lumberport; Gallileo Martin, Clarksburg; one half brother, P. W.Martin, Clarksburg; one sister, Mrs. P. W. Coffman, near Dola, and one halfsister, Mrs. Tillman Gifford of Wilsonburg.
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DAVIS. Services for Dayton Davis, Jr[.,] 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dayton Davisof North Shinnston, who died at a Clarksburg hospital Tuesday night, will beheld at the residence at 2 o'clock today. Rev. H. U. Thompson will officiate. Interment at Masonic cemetery.
FITZWATER. Mrs. Mary C. Fitzwater, 81, of Columbus, Ohio, widow of the late Rev.James H. Fitzwater, of Beverly, died July 31 and was buried in Oak Lawncemetery in Delaware, Ohio.
Mrs. Fitzwater was a daughter of the lateLeonard and Mary Clark of Harrison county. At the outbreak of the Civil War herfather enlisted in the Union Army and served until his death in the battle ofMoorefield, Aug. 7, 1864. He is buriedin the little cemetery on High school hill.
Last rites for Mrs. Fitzwater wereconducted at her residence on Wyandotte avenue, Columbus, by her twosons-in-law, the Rev. Eugene Williams, pastor of the Methodist church at NorthHaverhill, N. H., and by the Rev. Edward H. Lorentz, pastor of the WilsonMemorial Presbyterian church of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a grandson-in-law, theRev. Clinton Swengel, pastor of the Methodist church at Perryburg [sic], Ohio.
Mrs. Fitzwater's survivors include fivedaughters, Miss Margaret Clark, who makes her home with Mrs. W. Brent Maxlell[sic], Clarksburg; six grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. All of her six daughters were graduated fromOhio Wesleyan college, Delaware.
MARTIN. Mrs. Frances Ann Martin, widow of Homer D. Martin, formerly of the Gypsycommunity, died Sunday at the home of a son, George W. Martin of Hartley,Delaware.
She was born near Gypsy Aug. 12, 1847, adaughter of John E. and Elizabeth Seese Martin. Her husband, whom she married Aug. 20, 1876, was a Civil warveteran.
Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Lora Robinsonof Haywood and the following children: Guy R. Martin, Bridgeport; A. Ray Martin, Gypsy; John M. Martin,Flemington, Ky.; George W. Martin, Hartley, Del.; Mrs. Belle Stalnaker, NutterFort, and Mrs. Oma Harrison, Bridgeport.
VINCENT. George Vincent, 19, son of Charles and Bessie Sharp Vincent of Haywood,died August 5 at Hopemont sanitarium. Services were held Wednesday at the home and interment was at Masoniccemetery. Surviving besides the parentsare the following brothers and sisters: James, Howard, Arthur, Kenneth, Johnny, June, Hannah and Goldie, all athome.
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DRUMMOND. Arthur Flowers Drummond, 70, of Shinnston R. D. 1, died August 8, at aWeston hospital. Services were heldFriday afternoon at the Harmer funeral home and burial took place at Masoniccemetery.
He was born June 19, 1870, a son of Wilfordand Jane Martin Drummond of Robinsons Run. Surviving besides the widow, Mrs.Margaret Sprout Drummond, are two daughters, Mrs. Walter Glenn, Jr. and MissRuby Drummond, of Fairmont, and two sisters, Mrs. Belle Lucas and Mrs. AmandaFortney of Bingamon.
FRANKLIN. The funeral of Mrs. Della Tetrick Franklin, wife of H. L. Franklin,whose death occurred Saturday morning at her home in [sic] Hawthorne street,Fairmont, was held at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning at the old family home ofthe deceased on Little Bingamon. Interment took place in Masonic cemetery,Shinnston.
Mrs. Franklin was a daughter of the lateRev. Henderson and Eliza Sturm Tetrick. She was aged 59 years. Herhusband, former secretary for the Marion County Industrial Union Council, and adaughter, Elizabeth Franklin, survive.
There are four brothers and foursisters: Herschel Tetrick of Overton,Texas; Darl [sic] Tetrick of Van, Texas; Arlie and Eugene Tetrick, Mrs. Lucy Stackpole,Mrs. Carrie Keller, Mrs. Anna Garten and Miss Sallie Tetrick, all of LittleBingamon.
HENDERSON. Mrs. Sally Henderson, 62, widow of Samuel Henderson, met death at 11:30Monday night under the wheels of a freight train near Viropa. According to Sergt. Paul McClung, SheriffMoore M. Reynolds, Trooper M. H. Altare and Burr James, railroad officer, whoinvestigated, the woman apparently stepped on the track in front of the trainwith suicidal intent.
Mrs. Henderson resided at Viropa with a sonin law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Frum. Members of the family, one ofthe officials said, reported that the unfortunate woman had attended a campmeeting the same night and after returning home engaged in a quarrel. She then left the house after threatening tocommit suicide.
Prior to her husband's death last Easter,Mrs. Henderson resided at Enterprise. She had been married three times, her first husband being Andrew Kertnerand her second mate Andrew Fansler. They are deceased.
LOWE. Lloyd C. Lowe, 73, a native of this county, died August 8, 1940, at hishome in Huntington. Funeral servicesand interment took place there Saturday.
He was a son of the late John and HattieHiginbotham Lowe and was born on Simpson Creek. He engaged in business with his father here for several yearsbefore going to Huntington about 50 years ago. His wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor Lowe, died five years ago.
Surviving are two children, David Lowe andMrs. Raymond Kerns, both of Huntington; two grandchildren; a brother, FrankLowe of Willoughby, Ohio, and a sister, Mrs. Walter S. Hursey of Shinnston.
ROACH. William W. Roach, 70, died August 8 at his home near Big Elm following aparalytic stroke. Services and burialtook place Sunday at Flemington.
Short services were held at the home incharge of Rev. C. V. Tate before the funeral party left for Flemington. The deceased was a miner in the employe[sic] of the Consolidation Coal company for many years until 1928. He was born July 8, 1870, a son of Alpheus andBlanche Peters Roach of Flemington. Hewas a veteran of the Spanish-American war.
Surviving besides the widow Mrs. AllieWells Roach are three children, William L. Roach, at home; Thomas Roach ofHughes and Mrs. E. A. Woods of Athens, Ohio.
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JOHNSON. Mrs. Nora Shriver Johnson, 58, died Tuesday at her home atGrangeville. The funeral will be heldat 2 o'clock today, with interment at the Hawker cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, B. F.Johnson, one brother, Frank, of Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Cunningham, Mrs.Ida Beatty and Mrs. Maude Wells.
TETRICK. Arthur Calvin Tetrick, 75, died at 11:20 a. m. Wednesday, at the home ofhis brother, Virgil J. Tetrick near Big Elm. His death was the result of a stroke of paralysis two weeks ago.
Mr. Tetrick was born February 14, 1865 nearShinnston, a son of Henry Marshall and Rosalie Shinn Tetrick. His wife, the former Lillie J. McIntire, ofEnterprise, died August 8, 1916. Theywere married June 3, 1885 and resided at Enterprise until her death.
Surviving are the following children: Earl L. Tetrick, an employe[e] of the SouthPenn Oil Co., Shinnston; Van B. Tetrick, Oildale, California; Harlan M.Tetrick, mail carrier on Route 2, Shinnston; Curtis R. Tetrick, employe[e] ofthe Wheeling Steel Corporation at Wheeling; Mrs. Paul Martin, Pine Bluff, andMrs. Clyde Satterfield, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The funeral will be held Friday at 3 p. m.at the First Methodist church, with Rev. P. Z. Musgrave officiating. Interment at Masonic cemetery.
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AKINS. The funeral of Mrs. Mary Akins, 86, whose death occurred Sundayafternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest Arnold at Barrackville, washeld at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday afternoon at the residence. Burial was in the Mannington cemetery.
Mrs. Akins resided in Shinnston for manyyears with her daughter, the former Mrs. Katie Burnett.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Arnold,Barracksville [sic]; Mrs. J. A. Soles of near Wheeling and Mrs. Harold Manleyof Princeton. A sister, Mrs. ChristianaShinn, resides at Grafton and a brother, Edward Davis is also living.
The deceased was a daughter of Jonathan andSarah Davis of Barracksville [sic]. Herhusband, Frank S. Akins, died in 1901, when the family resided in Wheeling.
ALLEN. Wallace,Aug. 27--Funeral services for Mrs. Bird Meredith Allen, widow of the lateVirgil I. Allen of Center Point, who died at her home there Sunday, were held this afternoon at the residence with interment in the churchcemetery.
Mrs. Allen had been an invalid for someyears. She was a daughter of Mr. andMrs. M. L. Meredith and was born in Marion county. Two sons, Ross Allen and Mark Allen reside
at Center Point,and in addition five brothers, survive, namely: Wayne L., James L. W. H., William W., and G. Marcus Meredith, allof Fairmont. P. E. Allen and Mrs. OsaC. Fleming of this place are brother and sister in law.
STUTLER. James Harrison Stutler, 54, died at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the WestonState Hospital, where he had been a patient for 15 years. The body is at Tetrick funeral home.
Surviving is the widow, Mrs. LucilleStutler of Rebecca street; two sons, Denzil F. Stutler of Enterprise and JamesH. Stutler, at home; five daughters, Mrs. Marcellus Gwinn of Beckley; Mrs. Geo.Zvornic and Mrs. Mike Zvornic, of this community; Miss Emogene Stutler and MissLorene Stutler, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Thos. J. Wright, Bethlehem and Mrs.Aldridge Bostic, Clarksburg.
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ANDERSON. Mrs. Elizabeth Holland Anderson, 50, wife of Boyd Anderson, ofClarksburg, died Friday after a long illness. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the residence, followedby interment at Masonic cemetery, Shinnston.
She was born December 6, 1889 at Uniontown,Pa., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Holland. The survivors include her husband; two daughters, Rachel and ThelmaAnderson of New York City; a brother, J. T. Holland, Uniontown and a sister,Mrs. Grace Johnson of Cleveland, Ohio.
SPRINGER. Funeral services for Thomas E. Springer, 37, utility company executive,who died suddenly at his home in Elkins Tuesday, will be held at 2 o'clock thisafternoon at Fairmont. He was a brotherof Don Springer, well known in this city.
The deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs.Louise Showalter Springer, daughter of Judge and Mrs. E. M. Showalter; a sonage 8; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Brady T. Springer, Fairmont; one brother andthree sisters.
VARCA. Pasquale Varca, 72, died Sunday at his home in Lumberport. The funeralwas held Tuesday with interment at Lumberport. Several children survive, including Mrs. Elizabeth Storage of Shinnston.
WOODS. Margaret Florena Wood, aged 3 months, died Sunday at the home of herparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Woods of Pine Bluff. Funeral services were held at the home with interment at theWyatt Odd Fellows cemetery.
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BICE. Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy N. Bice, 80, who died Tuesday evening at7 o'clock, will be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the First Methodistchurch in Enterprise, and burial will be at the Odd Fellows cemeterythere. The pallbearers will be Evan,Bernard, Donald, George, Robert and Lee Bice, all grandsons.
Mrs. Bice resided in her own home atEnterprise and was cared for in her declining years by a grand daughter [sic],Florence Bice. She was a lifelongmember of the Christian church. She wasborn January 16, 1860 at Worthington, a daughter of James H. and Matilda NayHite. Her husband, Elias Elmore Bice,died 35 years ago.
Surviving are three sons, W. O., Earl W.and Harry H. Bice, all of Enterprise, and one sister, Mrs. Jane Anderson ofShinnston. There are also 13 grand children [sic] and four great grandchildren.
MURPHY. Ira Wilfred Murphy, 46, of Rebecca street, Shinnston, died at 2:30o'clock Sunday
afternoon atUnion Protestant hospital, Clarksburg, of pneumonia. He had been ill since Tuesday previous, and was admitted to thehospital Saturday morning.
Mr. Murphy had been employed at the DuPontplant at Spelter for a number of years. He was a World War veteran and was bornin Taylor county November 27, 1893[.] Surviving is the widow, the former Miss Lillie B. Mitchell; his mother,Mrs. John W. Current of Fairmont; three sisters, Mrs. Erma Fisher, Enterprise;Mrs. Emma Tetrick, Clarksburg, and Mrs. Lola Swiger, Fairmont; onehalf-brother, John E. Current of Worthington. His father was the late Flam Murphy.
Short funeral services were held at theHarmer funeral home here at 12:30 o'clock Monday and the funeral partycontinued to Clemtown, Barbour county, where services were held at 2:30 p.m.,followed by burial at the cemetery there.
SPROUT. Mrs. Vena Lindsay Sprout, 56, wife of Homer A. Sprout of 800 GastonAvenue, Fairmont, died at 9 o'clock Saturday morning at a Clarksburghospital[.] Mrs. Sprout conducted arestaurant at Lumberport for many years and served as matron of the Harrisoncounty infirmary from 1935 to 1939. Afew months ago she and her husband moved to Fairmont.
She was born at Lumberport March 19, 1884,a daughter of Thomas and Almeda Stier Lindsey.
Surviving is the husband, one daughter,Miss Pearl Sprout; one son, William Sprout; a granddaughter, Miss MargaretSprout, all at home; two brothers and five sisters, namely: Rev. LutherLindsey, Lumberport; Amos Lindsey, Flemington; Mrs. Etta Ogden, Northview; Mrs.Myrtle Matthews, Grafton; Mrs. Flora Johnson, Charleston; Mrs. Mabel Gaull,Wheeling, and Mrs. Hattie Ada Maine of Charleston.
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DAWSON. Funeral services for Edward R. Dawson, 60, who died at his home in WestShinnston Wednesday at 11:30 a. m., will be held at the residence Friday at2:30 p. m., with the Rev. C. V. Tate, pastor of the United Brethren church,officiating. Burial will take place atMasonic cemetery.
Mr. Dawson had conducted a grocery store inWest Shinnston for several years. Hewas a former councilman from the fourth ward and was a member of the ModernWoodman.
He was born in Marion county Sept. 11, 1880,a son of the late Jacob and Louisa Davis Dawson. He is survived by his wife,Mrs. Ada M. Richardson Dawson, two daughters, Mrs. Burton Tetrick and Mrs. R.E. Winter, both of this city and one brother, James F. Dawson of Graham, Texas.
McINTOSH. Funeral services for Wesley McIntosh, 38, were held at 2 o'clock p. m.Tuesday at the residence, 704 Stewart street. The Rev. H. U. Thompson, pastor of the First Baptist church was incharge and burial took place at Masonic cemetery.
Mr. McIntosh died at 3 o'clock a. m. Sundayat Blaine, while on a visit to the home of a brother, Leo C. McIntosh. He was an employe[e] of the ConsolidationCoal company at Owings and a member of the local volunteer fire department.
Mr. McIntosh has recently been appointed anight police officer for extra duty. Hewas a son of Geo. W. and the late Mary Lyons McIntosh and was born October 2, 1901.Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Juanita Burnett McIntosh; two children, RobertNelson and Carol Lou, both at home; his father, who resides at Oakland, and thefollowing brothers and sisters: CharlesE., of Walkersville; John L., of Crawley; Leo C., of Blaine; Nettie F.McIntosh, of Cincinnati and Mrs. Jessie M. Belcher of Quinwood. One half brother and two half sisters residein Maryland.
MOORE. Joseph Harold Moore, 7, son of Argyle and Iva Lane Moore of Wyatt, diedat 4 a.m. Thursday last after sustaining a head injury while at play. Services were held Saturday afternoon withinterment at Wyatt I. O. O. F. cemetery.
ROBINSON. John Robinson, aged about 82, died Tuesday at his home in Goodfield,Illinois, following a stroke of paralysis on Sunday. The funeral will be held there Friday.
Mr. Robinson's wife, who was Ella Nixon ofBoothsville, died last December. Heleaves one daughter, Miss Grace Robinson, a school teacher in Goodfield. His only surviving sister, Miss ColumbiaRobinson, resides with Mrs. Isabelle Robinson of Clement St., Shinnston. A daughter of Mr. Robinson, Mrs. Pearl Cook,died a few years ago.
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DRAIN. Cecil Guy Drain, 62, former Shinnston resident, died Tuesday at aParkersburg hospital, following an illness of six weeks duration.
The body arrived here Wednesday evening andwas taken to the home of his father, William H. Drain of North Shinnston, wherefuneral services will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock. Rev. William Bainbridge, pastor of the NorthShinnston Baptist church, will conduct the services and interment will be atMasonic cemetery.
The deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs.Mary Drain of Parkersburg, two daughters, Mrs. Opal Leeson and Mrs. ZonaLeeson, of Parkersburg, his father, and the following brothers and sisters: Lawrence, Hugh and Harris R. Drain, all of North Shinnston; Mrs. MaryGallagher, Parkersburg; Mrs. Bessie Bunnell, North Shinnston; Mrs. RichardOosting, New York City, and Mrs. Stella Minor, North Shinnston. There are also six grandchildren.
FIGLER. Services for Mrs. Elizabeth Figler, 67, who died at 4:40 a. m. Tuesday,will be held at 9:30 a. m. today at St. Ann's Catholic church, Shinnston. Interment will take place at the Odd Fellowscemetery here. Mrs. Figler was bornMarch 8, 1873 in Austria-Hungary. Shehad lived here for many years and is survived by her husband, George Figler,and five children, namely, John Figler of Robey; George, of Francis Mine; Mrs.Elizabeth Fortney of Francis Mine; Mrs. Anna Carvella of Nutter Fort and Mrs.Mary Kimko of Robey. There are 18 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
HARDESTY. Robert R. Hardesty, 76, one of Shinnston's best known citizens, died athis home, 1212 East avenue, at 6:30 o'clock this morning. Although he had been infailing health for several years past, he was not confined to his bed untilabout three weeks ago. Since that timehe had declined rapidly until the end.
The funeral arrangements will not becompleted until the arrival of a sister, Mrs. Jennie Pierce of Philadelphia.
Mr. Hardesty had been active in thebusiness, church and civic affairs of the community for many years until ageand the condition of his health made it necessary for him to pursue a moreleisurely course. He was a progressiveminded and public spirited citizen who did his part in promoting the interestsof Shinnston and the community.
As one of the organizers of the HomePetroleum & Natural Gas Company, he served as president of that concernuntil it was sold to the Lumberport-Shinnston Gas company some years ago. He also had a leading part in the organizationof the Shinnston Water company which gave Shinnston its first water system.
He engaged extensively in real estatedevelopment and built a number of houses in the city and suburbs. He also operated farms near the city. He was a leading member of the MethodistProtestant church.
Robert R. Hardesty was born May 21, 1864 onRobinson's Run, a son of the late Joseph and Louisa Robinson Hardesty. On April 2, 1884, he married Miss SamanthaShort, a daughter of John Short and Mary Ellen Tetrick Short of this community.
He is survived by his widow, two children, Mrs. David J. Carter and Guy A. Hardesty, both of Shinnston; onebrother, James L. Hardesty of Wyatt and two sisters, Mrs. G. A. Pierce ofPhiladelphia and Mrs. Ernest L. Pigott of Main street, Shinnston. A brother, Thad Hardesty of Mannington, dieda number of years ago.
JENKINS. Mrs. Evaline Jenkins, 78, died Saturday at the home of a daughter inWheeling. She was a former resident of Shinnston.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs.Albert Gray, Wheeling and Mrs. Francis Shuttlesworth, Clarksburg; and two sons,Roscoe, of Clarksburg and Albert Jenkins of Mill Creek.
The funeral was held at Wheeling Wednesdayevening and burial took place in Shinnston Masonic cemetery.
MADDEN. Mrs. Josephine Williams, county director of public assistance, returnedSunday from Charleston where she attended the funeral of her sister-in-law,Mrs. Richard Madden. Mrs. Madden had been ill the past three years of a heartailment, and had been bedfast for six months and under the care of a trainednurse.
She was a graduate nurse and servedoverseas during the World War. She wasgiven a military funeral.
Mrs. Madden was a daughter of the late Dr. Frank McGee and Mary Buster McGee. Surviving besides her husband and mother are threesisters and one brother. Her sistersare all graduate nurses and her brother is a medical doctor.
ROBINSON. Goodfield, Illinois, Sept. 25--John H. Robinson, son of Joshua andEmaline Robinson, was born at Shinnston, West Virginia, on November 2, 1858 anddied at his home in Goodfield, September 17, 1940 in his eighty second year.
Mr. Robinson was married to Ella C. NixonAugust 21, 1879, in Boothsville, West Virginia. To this union were born two daughters, Pearl R. Cook and Grace. Mrs. Cook preceded her parents indeath. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson lived nearShinnston for three or four years, then moved to St. Paris, Ohio, where theylived some time. They came toGoodfield, Illinois, about fifty years ago and made their home here and at DeerCreek for the rest of their lives with the exception of eleven years while theywere at Booneville, Iowa.
Mr. Robinson had always been intenselyinterested in farming, its opportunities and its challenges. Even after he retired, he maintained thatinterest, helping, advising, and encouraging others.
He became a member of the AdamsvilleBaptist Church, W. Va., in his young manhood and had been a member of the DeerCreek Baptist Church for about fifty years, much of that time serving asdeacon. He was always interested in thechurch and its work and attended services just as long as he was able.
After Mrs. Robinson's death in December, hewas in poor health. He failed rapidlythe last two months until the end came last Tuesday afternoon. Though he loved and enjoyed life, he wantedto go to his loved ones.
One who had known him intimately for morethan sixty years said he was a man of the most even and well-balanceddisposition and character he had ever known. Wherever he lived, he made many friends to whom he was devoted. He was always interested in young people andliked to exchange ideas with them. Heexpressed often the thought that "A man's word is God in Man."
Mr. Robinson is survived by his daughter,Grace, and five grandchildren: John, ofLos Angeles, California; Robert, of Des Moines; Virginia of Urbana; Mary andHelen, his son-in-law, Charles C. Cook, of Booneville, Iowa; one sister, MissColumbia Robinson, of Shinnston, W. Va., and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at the GoodfieldBaptist Church, September 20, by the pastor, Rev. John L. Logan, assisted byRev. H. C. Smith, a former pastor, now at the Bethany Baptist Church in Peoria,Illinois. A quartet rendered beautifulmusic. Burial was at Eureka, Illinois.
SAGE. Russell Stanley Sage, 47, died Sunday night at his home in Fullerton,California, of a heart attack, according to a message received by Mrs. IsabelleRobinson of Clement street, mother in law of the deceased. The message stated that funeral plans wereincomplete.
Mr. Sage was an official of the Union Oilcompany of Berea, Calif. Following hisgraduation from high school he entered the employe [sic] of the company as atelegraph operator and was promoted to a responsible position with the firm.
He married Miss Flora Robinson, daughter ofMrs. Isabelle Robinson of this city, Aug. 12, 1922, after she had gone toCalifornia to accept a teaching position. She graduated from Shinnston high school and from Ohio University atAthens and took post graduate work at Columbia University in New York City andat Battle Creek, Michigan. Before goingto California she taught home economics in the Shinnston high school for a fewyears. Mrs. Sage is a sister of Mrs.George Shumaker and Miss Alice Robinson of this city.
The deceased is survived by his widow, twochildren, Stanley, 17 and Alice Catherine, 15; his parents and a sister.
STURM. Frederick Lincoln Sturm, who died Tuesday evening at the home of hisson, Clarence Sturm in Worthington, will be buried this afternoon in theParrish cemetery. The funeral will beheld at 2 o'clock at the Worthington Christian church.
TURNER. Impressive funeral services for Ben Turner, 81, colored, were held atthe Harmer funeral home Sunday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Wilson of Clarksburg and intermenttook place at Masonic cemetery.
The pallbearers were Q. M. Carder, John R.Lucas, Harvey Bice, Fax [sic] Fortney, Garfield Kellison and Mr. Scarcercay[sic], the latter of Fairmont.
Among those here for the funeral were MontHarris, Philippi; Earl Cox, Clarksburg; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Turner, Fairmont;John Robinson, Clarksburg; Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Kellison, Meadowbrook; CashOgden, Gypsy and Mrs. Bessie Bagshow of Virginia.
Mr. Turner died September 19, 1940, atFairmont State hospital following anillness. He was employed for 22 years as a janitor for the C. & P.Telephone company there and had served as a butler in many well known Fairmontfamilies, in which capacity he was well liked. In younger days he often accompanied local Civil War veterans toencampments as an aid. In all hisendeavors he was a trusted and faithful servant.
The deceased never married. He was born on Lambert's Run in 1859, hisparents being slaves belonging to the family of the late A. I. Reynolds. His father served in the Union Army. At the age of 21 Ben Turner began making hishome with Silas Ogden at Gypsy and remained there for about 20 years, when helocated in Fairmont.
Mr. Turner visited the News office once ayear and renewed his subscription to the paper. This community was very close to his heart. His brother, Leman Turner, died a number ofyears ago following an accident while teaming for the late O. L. Lowe.
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DAVISSON. Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Maxwell Davisson, 71, wife of Isaac L.Davisson, who died Tuesday morning at her home, 144 Thompson street,Clarksburg, will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the residence, incharge of the Rev. E. W. Bloomquist, pastor of the Clarksburg Baptistchurch. Burial will be made at the OddFellows cemetery at Brown.
Mrs. Davisson was born March 30, 1869 nearMarshville, a daughter of Amos and Ruhama Morris Maxwell. She married Mr. Davisson November 1, 1888.
They were the parents of seven children,five of whom survive, namely, Mrs. H. A. Hustead, Wallace; Mrs. Ethel Garrett,Hastings; Z. A. Davisson, Quiet Dell; Clifford and Miss Margaret Davisson, athome. One sister also survives, Mrs.Alice Lynch of Bristol.
She was a member of the Clarksburg Baptistchurch.
HARDESTY. Funeral services for Robert R. Hardesty, who died at his home at 1212Pike street last Thursday morning, were held at the residence Saturdayafternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. C.D. Tharp, pastor of Christ church, Methodist, officiated. Rev. Mr. Tharp paid eloquent tribute to thememory of the deceased, who, throughout his life, was a citizen of the higheststanding in the community.
The pallbearers were George R., Charles,David and Joseph Hardesty, grand sons [sic]; Frank D. Sturm and AwamSchaffer. Burial took place at Masoniccemetery.
HESS. Carlson L. Hess, 70, died Tuesday at his home in Clarksburg, following along illness.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Harmer funeral home and burial will be in Masonic cemetery.
Mr. Hess was born on Bingamon January 1,1870, a son of Juber and Mattie Martin Hess. He resided for many years atLumberport.
Surviving besides the widow, Mrs. StellaMcIntyre Hess, are three children, Dr. Paul Hess, of Clarksburg; Mrs. HarryMaroney, of Mt. Hope and Mrs. Robert Elliott, of Ten Mile.
MARTIN. Services for Mrs. Henrietta Martin, 69, widow of the late Hugh M.Martin, who died at her home on Bridge street, Friday evening at 7:45 o'clock,were held at the First Methodist church Monday at 10:30 o'clock a. m. Dr. Roy McCuskey, president of West VirginiaWesleyan college and a former pastor of the local church, conducted theservices. Interment was at Masonic cemetery. The pallbearers were Charles L. Watkins, Ernest L. Pigott, S. T.Edwards, Dr. Arch Tetrick, W. A. Meredith and Walter Burnett.
Mrs. Martin was born February 23, 1871, onDuck Creek, Harrison county, a daughter of Thomas and Ann Ramage Hornor. She attended the public schools of hercommunity after which she entered West Virginia Wesleyan college at Buckhannonand was a member of the first graduating class of that institution. Recently she attended the exercises markingthe fiftieth anniversary of the college and was an honor [sic] guest at thehomecoming of the alumni held in connection with the ceremonies. Dr. McCuskey, in his remarks, referred tothe pleasure she derived from her visit to the college on that occasion.
Following her graduation she taught schoolfor ten years in Chicago, Illinois, Thayer, Missouri, Shelbyville, Kentucky andin Grant district, this county.
She married Hugh M. Martin, formerShinnston lawyer, August 26, 1902 and had resided here since that time. Mr. Martin died in 1930.
Mrs. Martin was a woman of scholarlyattainments and of brilliant mind. Shewas a sociable, neighborly woman, who was known for her fine qualities and herpleasant disposition. She will begreatly missed in the community.
Surviving is a son, Robert F. Martin, whois connected with the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington;one grandson, Edward Patton Martin; one sister, Mrs. James Graham of Johnstown,Pa., and two brothers, William F. Hornor of Lost Creek and Hugh Hornor ofWeston.
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FITZSIMMONS. Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Ann Fitzsimmons, 65, wife of JohnFitzsimmons, who died at a Clarksburg hospital Saturday, where she had beentaken the day previous for observation, were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs.S. B. Davis on Main street Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. C. D. Tharp, pastor of ChristChurch, Methodist,
conducted theservices. Interment took place atMasonic cemetery. The pallbearers wereC. S. Randall, Q. M. Carder, R. C. Lynch, H. T. Harmer, Paul S. Harmer and H.H. Carder.
Mrs. Fitzsimmons had been in declininghealth for several months but had been bedfast
only about twoweeks. The immediate cause of death isbelieved to have been bloodpoisoning, resulting from a scratch on her finger receivedby coming in contact with a sharp edge of her kitchen cabinet.
Affectionately known as "AuntSally," she was one of the most widely beloved residents of the citybecause of her kindly nature and her interest in the welfare of her manyfriends. She was always pleasant andcheerful and especially anxious concerning those who were sick or in distress.
Born October 22, 1875 near Worthington, shewas a daughter of John and Rhoda Jane Hite Anderson. On April 20, 1923, at the home of her sister, Mrs. S. B. Davis,she was married to John Fitzsimmons by Dr. L. M. Robinson, then pastor of thelocal Christian church.
When a child she came to Shinnston with herparents 57 years ago. Mrs. Fitzsimmonsis said to have known the birthday dates of many of her friends and as theirbirthday anniversaries recurred she would remind them of the event by sendingcheery messages.
She is survived by her husband, her agedmother, Mrs. Jane "Ma" Anderson, 87; two sisters, Mrs. S. B. Davisand Mrs. Cora Jones; two brothers, Clarence Anderson of Shinnston and RussellAnderson of Pine Bluff. Several niecesand nephews also survive.
Relatives and friends from a distanceattending the funeral were: Mrs. J. R.Robinson, Mrs. Gladys Cox, Mrs. George O. Tarleton, Mrs. Ward Miller, Mrs. J.W. Stainbrook, Isaac B. Davis and daughter Pauline, Mrs. H. E. Boice and Mrs.E. E. Elder, all of Fairmont; Robert F. Davis, Pittsburgh; Mrs. and Mrs. W. O.Bice, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bice, Florence Bice, Clyde Ogden, Mrs. Etta Mayne,Mrs. James McIntire and daughters, Nellie, Eva and Gertrude, all of Enterprise.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Riley, Charles, Lorana,Margaret Anne and Martha Mae Riley, Mrs. Lorana Robey, Mrs. T. M. Hood, Mr. andMrs. H. A. Gronemeyer, O. F. Morrison, Mr. and Mrs. F. K. Dawson, Mrs. Wm. I.Lynch, Mrs. Mollie Holbert, Mr. and Mrs. Smith Holbert, R. S. Monroe, Mr. andMrs. Harold E. Limpert, all of Clarksburg; Mr. and Mrs. S. Benton Davis,Zanesville, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Snodgrass, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Reeder, Smithfield.
GEMONDO. Florence, two year old daughter of Frank and Evelyn Moran Gemondo ofWest Shinnston, died Monday of pneumonia. She was born Dec. 12, 1938. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon and burial was at Masoniccemetery.
HARDESTY. Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda C. Hardesty, 78, wife of James L.Hardesty of Wyatt, who died at 10:45 a. m. Sunday at a Clarksburg hospital as aresult of burns received September 11 when her clothing ignited from a stove, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the residencein Wyatt. Interment took place atMasonic cemetery.
The pallbearers were a son, J. Seyward Hardesty; two sons in law, Gilmer W. Cunningham of Clarksburg and L. S. McGee of Shinnston; two grandsons,Dr. Dennis H. Robinson of Morgantown and Basil H. Lucas, Jr., of Pittsburgh andRalph Martin of Pittsburgh.
Mrs. Hardesty was born February 20, 1862,at Adamsville, a daughter of James E. and Edith Hartley Janes. On July 14th last she and her husbandcelebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
She was a member of the Wyatt UnitedBrethren church. The survivingrelatives include the husband, James L. Hardesty; one son, J. Seyward Hardestyof Prospect Valley; four daughters, Mrs. Elsie M. Robinson, Morgantown; Mrs.Mayme Lucas, Pittsburgh; Mrs. G. W. Cunningham, Clarksburg, and Mrs. L. S.McGee, Shinnston; one brother, A. O. Janes of Shinnston and one half brother,S. E. Janes of Fairmont.
HURSEY. Charles Lattimer Hursey, 66, well known citizen of the community, diedsuddenly Monday evening of a heart attack. Death came about 7 o'clock when Mr. Hursey was at his barn caring for apony which he prized very highly. AfterMr. Hursey failed to return from the barn in the usual time, Mrs. Hursey and adaughter, Susan Jane, went to investigate. He was found lying near the animal, which he had just placed in itsstall for the night. Dr. R. B. Nutterof Enterprise was hastily called, who attributed death to a heart attack.
Mr. Hursey was born September 7, 1874, a sonof Lloyd R. and Mary Frances Nixon Hursey. He spent his entire life in thiscommunity and as a young man was engaged in the mercantile business. For several years he was proprietor of aconfectionery here and was a leading stockholder in the First National Bank,the Shinnston Furniture & Undertaking company and other business concerns.
About eighteen months ago he purchasedViropa Park, remodeled the building into a dwelling and moved his familythere. Since that time he had devotedthe greater part of his time to fixing up the property and landscaping thegrounds.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. AugustineMcDermott Hursey; two daughters, Susan Jane and Alma Virginia Hursey; and ahalf-brother Walter S. Hursey. MissAlma M. Nixon, 86,
an aunt, hasresided with the family for some time past.
Mr. Hursey was known to scores of childrenof the community, who found him always a true friend, interested in theirhappiness and welfare. The childrencalled him "Uncle Charley" and held him in affectionate regard. As indicative of his interest in children,he joined with Muta U. Swiger a few years ago in fixing up a playground on Mr.Swiger's spacious yard on Rebecca street. Many devices were built and placed on the ground for use of the littlefolks in their play. This was the firstplay spot improved at private expense in the community, and it was free to allchildren.
His place at Viropa was fast becoming apopular recreation center for children and young people, as he had beendevoting his time and energies to improving the grounds, grading tennis andball courts, building swings, and other things for the enjoyment of theyoungsters. Perhaps no one in thecommunity will be missed by the children more than Mr. Hursey.
The funeral was held at 2:30 o'clockWednesday afternoon at the First Baptist church. Services were conducted byRev. H. U. Thompson, pastor, assisted by Rev. H. E. High of Fairmont, formerpastor of the Shinnston Methodist Protestant church. Interment followed at Masonic cemetery.
St. Johns Lodge No. 24, A. F. and A.Masons, of which he was a member, had charge of the rites at the grave. The pallbearers were Albert E. Wadsworth, C.P. Hood, Robert C. Cowan, Russell Martin, Leslie Vincent and L. F. Goudy. Honorary pallbearers were Muta U. Swiger,John H. Harley, W. B. Grimm, A. B. Harvey, J. M. Riley, Martin Goodwin, CharlesGoodwin and Clarence Sturm.
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LONG. Guy Long, Jr., of Trolley Terrace, Clarksburg, a grandson of Mrs.William Bainbridge of Shinnston, died at a Clarksburg hospital Monday followinga ten weeks illness cause from an infection after stepping on a nail.
The lad was born October 5, 1926, a son ofGuy and Mabel Douglas Long of Clarksburg.
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MORRIS. Mrs. Addie Alice Freeman Morris, 50, wife of Rev. W. W. Morris, Baptistminister of Jane Lew, died Saturday evening, six hours after a gas stoveexploded in their home. Two sons, James Morris, 19 and Gerald Morris, 17 diedSunday from the effects of the explosion. All were fatally burned.
SOLARCEK, HANSEL, and HARTER. A runaway truck laden with potatoes, carried a farmer and two helpers todeath Monday on Summit Mountain road, near Uniontown, Pa. The dead are E. M. Hansel, 60, farmer of Farmington,Pa., Ansell C. Harter, 42, employe[e] of the Hansel farm and father of fivechildren, and Frank Solarcek, 45, a farm hand and former resident ofClarksburg.
The truck, racing out of control, crashedinto the rear of another truck loaded with lumber, crushing two of the victimsin the cab and hurling the other to the highway.
THOMPSON. George Washington Thompson, 81, died suddenly Tuesday evening inHomestead, Pa., at the home of Henry B. Thompson, a son. He suffered from a heart attack.
Mr. Thompson had been living with the Rev.L. Glenn Robinson and Mrs. Arna Thompson Robinson, son-in-law and daughter, atWyatt but three weeks ago he went to Homestead for a visit. Members of the family found him dead in theyard. Prior to this, he had appeared tobe in his usual health.
He was born November 22, 1858, on LittleBingamon, near Shinnston, a son of Euriah and Pheobe [sic] McIntireThompson. He married Mandora Harbert,of Robinson's Run. He was a member ofthe Enterprise Methodist Episcopal Church for more than fifty years.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs.Robinson; one son, Henry B. Thompson, of Homestead; one sister, Mrs. EmmaStackpole, of Little Bingamon; and four grandchildren.
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DELLIGATTI. Mrs. Nicolina Delligatti, 66, wife of Antonio Delligatti of 211 Bennettstreet, Fairmont, died at Fairmont General hospital Monday morning. She was a native of Italy and had resided atFairmont about forty years. Funeralservices were held Wednesday morning in St. Joseph's church.
Besides her husband, there are sevenchildren surviving, namely Mike Delligatti, manager of Melody Manor; Mrs. Felix Yanero, Mrs. PatsyFrankman, James Delligatti, Frank Delligatti, Lee Delligatti, all of Fairmont,and Mrs. Rose Abruzzino, wife of James Abruzzino of Shinnston.
HILTON. Patty Jo, 11-day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hilton, diedMonday night at a Clarksburg hospital of pneumonia. The child was placed under an oxygen tent at the hospital, butall efforts to save its life failed.
Funeral services were held Wednesdayafternoon, conducted by the Rev. H. U. Thompson of the Baptist church andinterment was at Masonic cemetery.
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JANES. Mrs. Rohanna Janes, 82, widow of James E. Janes, died November 4 at thehome of her stepson, A. O. Janes at Adamsville.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at2:30 p. m. at the residence with Rev. Robert McCoy, pastor of the AdamsvilleBaptist church, officiating. Burial wasat Masonic cemetery.
Mrs. James was born March 10, 1858 inMarion county, a daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Cooper. She is survived by ason, Samuel, Fairmont merchant and a stepson, A. O. Janes, local grocer.
JOHNSON. Mrs. Tensie L. Johnson, wife of Herschel Johnson, died November 4 at herhome on Booths Creek. She was born July20, 1867, a daughter of Ezekiel and Nancy Janes Smith. Surviving besides thehusband are two children, Mrs. M. M. Clelland of Hornor's Run, and GeorgeFlanklin [sic] of Morgantown. Onesister, Mrs. H. H. Hartley of Terra Alta and five grandchildren also survive.
The funeral was held Wednesday forenoon atthe Methodist church at Boothsville and interment was at Poling cemetery.
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BARTON. The following obituary of Lloyd C. Barton, who married a sister of thelate Mrs. C. A. Radford, is taken from a Kansas paper:
Lloyd C. Barton was born September 16, 1859in Harrison county, West Virginia. Hedeparted this life at the home of his eldest daughter, Mrs. E. C. Sanborn,Wauneta, at 9:30 a. m. October 10, 1940, at the age of 81 years and 24 days.
He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. JamesBarton of Shinnston, West Virginia. Mr.Barton was married to Kate Seese of Shinnston, May 13, 1883. [These two sentences edited andcorrected.] She preceded him in deathJuly 10, 1902.
He leaves to mourn his departure, twodaughters, Mrs. E. C. Sanborn and Mrs. James A. Smith of Wauneta; three sons,Roy D. Barton of San Bernadino, Calif., Gordon C. Barton of Chautauqua, andRoss A. Barton of Poway, California; sixteen grandchildren, nine greatgrandchildren and a host of friends and neighbors.
He moved to Kansas with his family in 1901and resided at or near Lowe, for the last 39 years of his life.
He was a loving and devoted father and afriend to all, being christened a Methodist and living a true and upright lifein this community where he was honored and respected by all who knew him.
Funeral was Monday afternoon at Round Moundchurch, in charge of Rev. M. M. Thorne. Appropriate music was provided by aduet composed of Mrs. Edwin Harrop [sic] and Mrs. Eugene Keeny, with Mrs. E. J.Fisher at the piano. Interment was inthe Round Mound cemetery.
COMZELUS. Charles Comzelus, 85, died Friday at his home on Clark street. He was a native of Poland and had no survivingrelatives. The funeral was heldSaturday, with interment at Masonic cemetery.
MARTIN. Mrs. Belle Martin, 81, widow of the late Andrew Martin, died at her homeat Joetown at 5:20 o'clock Tuesday morning of pneumonia. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clocktoday.
She was a daughter of the late William B.and Millie Snodgrass and was born near Rymer
June 20,1859. Mr. Martin's death occurred anumber of years ago. Surviving are ahalf
brother,Marshall Jones of Brown and a half sister, Mrs. Caroline Davis. One daughter, Lorene Martin died at the ageof 16.
Mrs. Martin was a well known formerdressmaker and many of [the] wedding gowns worn by women of that community weremade by her.
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ASHCRAFT. Funeral services for Miss Goldie Elizabeth Ashcraft, 20, who diedSaturday night at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arlis R. Ashcraft inLumberport, were held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, with interment at theOdd Fellows cemetery there.
HESS. James Claude Hess, 54, barber, died Sunday morning of a heart attack athis home in Clarksburg.
He was a son of John A. and Laura Reed Hessand was born in Marion county. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Laura LambertHess, a son, James C. Hess, Jr., one sister, Mrs. Lee Cross of near Mannington,three brothers, Lloyd Hess, Shinnston; Albert Hess, Worthington, and Clyde Hessof Parkersburg.
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FURBEE. Charles P. Furbee, 50, county clerk of Harrison county, died at aClarksburg hospital Wednesday noon from shock, following a broken hip receivedwhen he fell on a stairway in the Waldo hotel Monday. Mr. Furbee was serving his second term as clerk.
GRIFFIN. E. Boyd Griffin, 79, died at his home on Jones Run at 4 o'clock Mondaymorning following an illness of three weeks of complications. Funeral services were held Wednesdayafternoon at the home. Interment tookplace at Masonic cemetery, Shinnston.
He was born on Jones Run February 10, 1862,a son of James Allison and Lydia Boggess Griffin. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. R. B. Boggess of Jones Run andseveral nieces.
MURPHY. Delmar Ray Murphy, 48, died Saturday morning at the home of his sisterMrs. Constance Moran at Enterprise. Heart trouble and asthma was [sic] given as the cause of his death. The funeral was held at 2 o'clock Mondayafternoon at the home of his father, Alonzo Murphy in Enterprise and intermentwas at the Odd Fellows cemetery there.
The deceased, a former employe[e] of theConsolidation Coal company, was born April 25, 1892 in Thomas, a son of JosephAlonzo Murphy and the late Ella Steele Murphy[.] He was married in October, 1911 to Miss Alice Deloe. Surviving besides the widow and his father,is a son, Delmar W. Murphy, of Shinnston; also four sisters and twograndchildren. The sisters are Mrs. Moran; Miss Wilma Murphy and Mrs. Fay Gill,both of Fairmont, and Frances Hibbs of Pittsburgh.
SHUMAKER. Funeral services for Edward L. Shumaker, 79, who died Nov. 25, at thehome of George F. Shumaker on Clement street, will be held at 2:30 o'clock thisafternoon at the residence. Burial willbe at Masonic cemetery.
Mr. Shumaker, a retired farmer, was born inNov. 1861 in Somerset county, Pa., a son of Mr. and Mrs. Baily [sic]Shumaker. He resided on his farm nearCumberland, Md., for many years, and with his wife moved to Shinnston 13 yearsago. Mrs. Shumaker died on ThanksgivingDay, 1930.
Four sons survive, namely, C. E. Shumaker,Myersdale, Pa., J. B. and Robert L. Shumaker of Fairmont and George F.Shumaker, of Shinnston. A sister, Mrs.Mary Lepley of Cumberland, also survives.
SHREVE. Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Friday at the Methodistchurch on Lambert's Run for Miss Florence Virginia Shreve, 81, who died Nov.26, at the home of a brother, Ellis Shreve of Lambert's Run. Interment will be at the Odd Fellowscemetery, Lumberport.
Miss Shreve was born Dec. 1, 1860, onCunningham's Run, a daughter of Marion and Mary Martin Shreve. The following brothers and sister survive: Charles G. and Ellis, of Lambert's Run;Frank of Clarksburg; Mrs. Amanda Miller, Peora; Mrs. Mamie McIntire,Fairchance, Pa.; Mrs. Mary Nay, Casey, Ill.; Mrs. Lee Drummond of Lumberport,and Mrs. Stella Drummond of Hepzibah.
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ANDERSON. Funeral services for Boyd Anderson, 62, former resident of Shinnston,who died at Clarksburg Friday, were held Sunday afternoon at the Davis funeralhome in that city. Interment was at Masonic cemetery, Shinnston. Rev. JohnNelson, pastor of the Christian church, officiated.
Mr. Anderson, who was engaged in therestaurant business the greater part of his life, was born April 21, 1873 inShinnston, a son of B. F. Anderson and Rockey Zane Jackson Anderson. He married Elizabeth Holland of Uniontown,May 12, 1911. She died last August. Twodaughters, Misses Thelma and Rachel Anderson, both of New York City, surviveand the following brothers and sisters:
Banj. [sic] F. Anderson, Shinnston; ArthurAnderson, Waverly; Frank Anderson, Huntington; Mrs. Mollie Holbert, Clarksburg;Mrs. Laura Skinner and Mrs. Rachel Halfast, both of Amelia, Ohio.
FREEMAN. Mrs. Sarah Ann Freeman, 92, died Sunday morning at the home of Mr. andMrs. J. R. Cheney on Boothscreek [sic]. She was the widow of Richard Freeman. Mrs. Irene Lantz of Colfax and three great grandchildren are the onlysurviving relatives. Her maiden namewas Sarah Ann Riffee.
JOHNSON. Mrs. Martha Moore Johnson, 67, wife of William N. Johnson, died Sundayat her home near Farmington. Besides thehusband, the following children survive: Mrs. Sally Simpson, Hollidays Cove; Virgil Johnson, R. 1, Farmington;Archie Johnson, Kingston, N.Y.; and Mrs. Ossa Moore, Worthington. Mrs. Jane Harbert, Shinnston and Mrs. CeliaJones, Worthington, sisters, also survive.
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CLISE. Funeral services for Raymond Clise, 23, of Enterprise, who was founddead of monoxide poisoning in his car at McIntyre Sunday morning, were held atthe home of Roy Lytel [sic] at Enterprise Tuesday afternoon at 3:30. Burial took place at the cemetery there.
Young Clise and Ray Bailey, 25, ofMeadowbrook, went to sleep in the car about 4 a. m. Sunday, according toreport, and at 10 o'clock in the forenoon when Everett Moore, of McIntyre, wentto the car, Clise was dead and his companion was unconscious from thefumes. Moore called a physician, whopronounced Clise dead.
Sheriff Moore M. Reynolds and Deputy EarlSidebottom, who reached the scene later, expressed the opinion that the men hadstarted the engine of the car at intervals to keep warm. The engine was not running at the time thediscovery of the death was made.
Clise was on the front seat of the car andBailey on the back seat.
It is said that Clise had intended to startfor Charleston at daylight to see about getting a job in the capital and thatBailey and Everett and Robert Moore were to accompany him.
The deceased was formerly employed as aclerk in the store of A. O. Janes and Sons and was well known locally. He was married about three years ago to MissRuby Lytle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lytle, and they had been making theirhome with her parents recently.
He was born September 7, 1917, atWesternport, Md., a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clise of this city.
He is survived by his parents, his widowand the following brothers and sisters: James Clise, of Westernport; Richard Clise, of Enterprise; Mrs. Warren(Mildred) Janes, Mrs. Harlan (Jessie) Janes and Miss Hilda Mae Clise, all of Shinnston.
HARBERT. Word was received Saturday by relatives of the death of Mrs. MaryRighter Harbert, 87, who passed away Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs.W. E. Beckner at Fort Thomas, Kentucky. The funeral was held Tuesday at Fort Thomas and interment took place ata Cincinnati cemetery.
Mrs. Harbert was the widow of RichardHarbert, who died in California twenty years ago. She was a daughter of John B.and Emily Righter of Shinn's Run. Shelived in California for many years but moved to Cincinnati following the deathof her husband. About eight years agoMrs. Harbert fell and broke her hip and had been unable to walk since thattime.
She was a sister of E. E. Righter, ofShinn's Run, member of the House of Delegates, and L. A. Righter, also ofShinn's Run. Three sisters also survive, Mrs. M. D. Atkins
of Clarksburg;Mrs. William Snyder of Illinois, and Mrs. A. S. Mayes of Bath county, Va.
MARTIN. Services for Mrs. Delia C. Martin, 80, who died Sunday afternoon at herhome on
Charles street,were held at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday at the residence. The Rev. C. V. Tate, pastor of the United Brethren church, was incharge. Interment was at the OddFellows cemetery at Wyatt.
Mrs. Martin was the widow of William E.Martin of Wyatt, who died in 1909. Shewas born May 27, 1860, a daughter of Wilson and Cassie Jones Moore. Surviving are four children, Russell Martin,with whom she resided; Mrs. Jack Dewitt of Irvona, Pa.; Mrs. Lester Mason ofFarmington, and Mrs. Nelle Geney of Brooklyn, N. Y. There are also five grandchildren.
WILLIAMS. Services for James Williams, 24, son of Rev. and Mrs. V. F. Williams ofSalem, and a senior at Salem college, were held Monday afternoon at the SalemU.B. church. Young Williams died Fridaymorning of a fractured skull after having been struck by a B. & O.passenger train engine at Salem at 1:20 a. m. the same morning.
The Williams family formerly resided atPeora, when Rev. Mr. Williams was pastor of the Peora U. B. circuit.
WINEMILLER. George J. Winemiller, 70, died Sunday evening at his home in Lumberport.He had been in declining health for two years. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. and burial was atLumberport cemetery.
Mr. Winemiller was born May 14, 1869, a sonof Adam and Mary Coffman Winemiller of Jones Run. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Virginia Shrader Winemiller, ason, Owen V. Winemiller of Lumberport, and a daughter, Mrs. Mary B. Coffield,of Mannington, R. 4; a sister, Martha Heflin Street of Lumberport and fivegrandchildren and one grandchild [sic]. He was a brother of Ephriam Winemiller, deceased, who was the father ofMrs. Henry H. Haught of Shinnston.
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AYERS. Isaiah Ayers, 64, who died at Deanville, Lewis county, Monday, was abrother of Alvin and John D. Ayers of Shinnston and Ira Ayers ofLumberport. He was also a brother ofMrs. Margaret E. Blair of Shinnston and Mrs. Amy Powell of Mannington.
Two other brothers survive, Robert ofLoudonville, Ohio and Dewitt of Cairo. He was born in Ritchie county, a son of John F. and Margaret DeemAyers. His widow, Mrs. Emma BonnettAyers and two children, Opal, at home, and James, of Uniontown, survive.
BURNETT. Services for Mrs. Ruth Burnett, 82, widow of Silas E. Burnett, who diedFriday morning at her home in Farmington, were held at 1:30 o'clock Sundayafternoon at the residence. The Rev. H.W. Banks, Christian minister of Fairmont, conducted the services. Burial was atthe Odd Fellows cemetery at Farmington.
Mrs. Burnett was born October 8, 1858, adaughter of Rev. and Mrs. Finlay Oaks. She is survived by five children, as follows: Dr. Fred W. Burnett, Shinnston; Dr. Howard W. Burnett, Fairmont;Ernest Burnett, Steubenville, Ohio, Paul Burnett, Farmington, and Mrs. AddaDavis, Farmington. Also one brother andtwo sisters, Finley Oaks, Worthington; Mrs. Sallie Plaster, Worthington, andMrs. T. C. Minear of Waverly.
MARZANO. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home forMetileti Marzano, month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Marzano of Meadowbrook,who died at 8 o'clock Saturday evening. Burial was at the Masonic cemetery, Shinnston.
McINTIRE. Word was received Friday by relatives of the death of Mrs. EmmaMcIntire, 93, at her home in New Martinsville. The funeral was held Sunday at the place.
Mrs. McIntire was the widow of the late Dr.G. L. McIntire, who was a practicing physician in the Grangeville community formany years until the family moved to the Wetzel county city about forty yearsago. She is survived by the followingchildren:
Mrs. James N. Shaw and Silas McIntire ofGrangeville; Dr. Hupp McIntire of Connelsville, Pa.; Mrs. Zona Faulkner ofAlbright, W. Va. Two children aredeceased, Frank McIntire and Mrs. Sis Butler.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Crim and Mr. and Mrs.Harry Barbe of Grangeville attended the funeral Sunday.
RICHARDS. Funeral services for Mrs. Telitha Shinn Richards, 95, who died Fridaynight at her home 309 Hickman street, Clarksburg, following a brief illness,were conducted at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning in the Davis Funeral Home chapelin Clarksburg, with the Rev. Robert McCoy of the Hepzibah Baptist church incharge. Interment took place atShinnston Masonic cemetery.
Mrs. Richards was the daughter of Austinand Matilda Bartlett Shinn and was born in September 1845 in Harrison county.
Survivors include two sons, N. E. Richards,Bridgeport, and W. H. Richards, Asheville, N. C.; and three daughters, Mrs.Joseph G. Lucas, Shinnston; Miss Claudine and Miss Mary Richards, both at home.
The body remained at the home until 9o'clock Monday morning, when it was taken to the Davis chapel to lie in stateuntil the hour of the funeral.