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Buskirk, Dennis Buskirk

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 30, 1929

In Memory of Dennis Buskirk who died January 15, 1929

       “ So let him sleep that dreamless sleep,

       Our sorrows clustering around his head;

       He lives with God—he is not dead.”

       Be comforted, ye loved who weep.


       Once again Death hath summoned a Brother Odd Fellow, and the golden gateway to the Eternal City hath opened to welcome him to his home. He has completed his work in the ministry to the wants of the afflicted, in shedding light unto darkened souls and in bringing joy unto the places of misery, and as his reward has received the plaudit, “Well Done,” from the Supreme Master.

       AND WHEREAS, The all-wise and merciful Father has called our beloved and respected Brother home,

       AND WHEREAS, He having been a true and faithful Brother of our Mystic Order, therefore be it

       RESOLVED, That Woodsfield Lodge No. 377 I.O.O.F., Woodsfield, Ohio, in testimony of her loss, tenders to the family of the deceased brother our sincere condolence in this deep affliction, and that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family.

       Green be his memory, in the Order’s heart

       He loved so well, through all his true life’s span

       Blessed be his rest, who acted well his part

       Who honor’d God in doing good to man.

                                                  M.M. McCOMAS

                                                  E.L. LYNCH

                                                  R.M. GRAHAM



Buskirk, Dennis Buskirk, 2nd obit

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated January 23, 1929

       In this paper last week, a brief mention was made of the death of Dennis Buskirk, its former editor and manager. In like simplicity, in compliance with his own desire and that of his aged companion, do we want to write simply and plainly of one who was born, served, achieved and died, the epitome of the life of man.

       To men and women who are past middle age, present or former residents of Monroe County, what is written of Mr. Buskirk is of necessity largely reminiscent. To younger men and women of the younger generation his life is another chapter in biography of a man beginning life with little but a commendable ambition to serve, and make his own way in the world, and an indomitable will which held him to his purpose. Few, if any young people begin life today with less equipment or have so long a road to travel; and perhaps still fewer have a record of longer faithful service to so great a number of people. What he did and achieved ought to inspire any normal young man or woman of today to say, “I can and I will.”

       Mr. Buskirk was born near Round Bottom on January 4, 1852, a son of Oliphant and Sarah Buskirk and was the last surviving member of his family. The late Dr. N.P. Buskirk of Round Bottom was a brother. On July 2, 1866, he walked into Woodsfield and asked for a job at The Spirit office, the paper being then owned by Jere Williams and Henry West. A search of the next two issues does not reveal that his advent was considered important enough to mention as it was thought that this shy, awkward country boy would not last long. And perhaps it is not to much to say that Abraham Lincoln on his first appearance in Springfield took no longer step into a wholly different life than did Dennis Buskirk in his fourteenth year when he came from Adams tp to Woodsfield. No such barriers exist today in our country. But often the potential qualities of mind and heart lie hidden and the new employee “stuck to his case” for three years as an apprentice learning the trade at little or no salary.

       Other employees came and went, editors came and went but he was a fixture and gradually was promoted from one responsibility to another.

       For fifty-three and a half years he was with the paper, becoming its editor in 1907 when it was incorporated as The Spirit of Democracy Printing Co. On January 10, 1920, he was compelled by declining health to retire, and his resignation was reluctantly accepted by the company. Most of the past four years, at his home on West Marietta-st. he put up a brave fight for health against the toll of time, both he and his faithful wife looking continually toward the sunset of life, and leaning on each other and taking comfort in the consciousness of life of rectitude and service.

       In November 1871, he was united in marriage to Miss Mattie Murphy, daughter of Benjamin and Mary Murphy. Their entire married life was spent in Woodsfield, their home always on the same lot where the present residence stands. One son, Willie, was born to them but he died at the age of 9 years in 1881.

       Mr. Buskirk’s death occurred on Tuesday, January 15 at his home following a few days serious illness from complications incident to the advanced age of 77 years and 11 days. Funeral services were held at the home on Thursday in charge of his pastor Rev. John Fleming Cash, of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Both the religious services and those of the I.O.O.F. Lodge were characterized by simplicity and brevity. He had been a faithful member of both the church and Lodge for over forty years. Interment was made in the family lot in Pioneer Cemetery.

       Mr. Buskirk had his limitations and weaknesses and none knew them better or regretted them more than he did. But he practiced principals of strict honesty and his word once given was good as a bond. He gave his life in service through his paper and its files contains thousands of kind comments on achievements and interests of Monroe County people. “Thirty” had been written for a man whose record in newspaper service is out-standing in the history of the state.

       Among those from a distance in attendance at the funeral were: Mrs. Robert Tilton of Steubenville; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mayer and Mrs. Hazel Thomas of Warwood.

Card of Thanks-Most sincerely do I wish to thank our neighbors and friends for the many considerations and kindnesses shown us during the illness and at the time of death of my dear husband, Dennis Buskirk.

        Mrs. Mattie Buskirk


Carpenter, Richard Carpenter

Source: The Noble County Leader [Caldwell, Ohio]; Wed., 23 March 1927

The death of Richard Carpenter, aged eighty-five years, a well known and high esteemed resident of the Batesville community occurred at eight o'clock Thursday evening following a long illness. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the Batesville M. E. Church with services conducted by the pastor Rev. R. D. Ames. Interment was made in the Batesville Cemetery. The deceased was a son of Robert and Mary Carpenter, and had been a life-long resident of the community where he died.

He is survived by his wife, three sons and one daughter. Warren, of South Dakota, Elmer of Zanesville, Mrs. John Brown and Howard, of near Batesville, one brother, John Wesley Carpenter, of La Salle, Colo., and large number of relatives. Among them are three nieces, Mrs. G. F. Horton, Mrs. H. J. Calland and Mrs. W. R. Day of near this place.


Davies, William Jacob Davies

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 30, 1929

       William Jacob Davies of South of Bethesda died Friday, Jan. 18, of pneumonia following a case of influenza.

       He was born near Mt. Horeb Church in 1853, being past 75 years old. He always resided in the same neighborhood in Wayne township, Belmont County, and was very active in civic affairs. He served as trustee and member of the board of education at different times..

       In 1881 he was married to Ida M. Armstrong of Malaga. Of the children born to this union four are living and were at the bedside when the end came.

       They are James Davies of Cleveland; Mrs. Bert Warrick of Bethesda and William and Edward at home. These together with the widow and five grandchildren mourn the loss of a loving father and devoted husband.

       The funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon, Jan. 21 at Mt. Horeb Church, Rev. W.C. Patterson of Bethesda officiating. The widow and two sons were not able to attend on account of sickness.


Dawson, Richard Dawson

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 23, 1929

       Funeral services for Richard Dawson were held from the late home Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Bennett of the M.E. Church in charge. Interment was in Beallsville Cemetery.

       He is survived by his widow and some distant relatives.


Decker, Priscilla Decker

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 30, 1929

       Mrs. Priscilla Decker died Thursday at the home of her grandson, Ora Decker on Beallsville route. Death was due to infirmities of old age.

       Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon with interment in the cemetery at Gates Church.


Dillon, Elisha Dillon

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 30, 1929

       Elisha Dillon, deceased, son of Henry and Sarah Jane Dillon, was born May 29, 1881 and departed this life Jan. 8, 1929, a victim of influenza and pneumonia. He was at the time of his death 47 years, 7 months and 9 days old.

       He leaves to mourn their loss his beloved wife Bessie, one daughter, Eunice and one son, Carl Henry; also his aged father, three brothers; Daniel D., Charles Mason and Clarence; two sisters; Eunice Juanita Cline of Akron and Carrie Jane Cline of Graysville and many other relatives and friends.

       He joined the Christian Union Church at Low Gap in 1906 and has strived to make his life correspond with his profession. “Lash” as we all called him was a kind and loving husband and father, a true friend to all and will be sadly missed by the community, his neighbors and all who knew him. Funeral services were held at the home January 10th, Rev. Arthur Weddle officiating. Interment was made in Low Gap Cemetery.


Card of Thanks-We desire to thank our friends and relatives for their many deeds of kindness and sympathy shown us during the sickness and at the time of the death of our dear husband and father. Bessie Dillon and Children


Dunn, Myrtle Dunn, nee Starling

Source:  The Zanesville [Ohio] Times Recorder; 19 Jul 1927


        Mrs. Wilbur Dunn, aged 34, died Sunday morning at the home of her brother-in-law, Edward Parsons, Roseville.  She is survived by her husband and sister, Mrs. Edward Parsons.

        The funeral will be held at the Lutheran church in Roseville at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.  Burial in Roseville cemetery.


Eberle, Elizabeth Eberle nee Pfalzgraf

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 23, 1929

       Mrs. Elizabeth Pfalzgrah was born in Seneca Township, Monroe County, Ohio. On September 28, 1838, and departed this life on January 20, 1929, being at the time of her death 90 years, 3 months and 23 days of age. Her death was attributed to infirmities incident to advanced age.

       She was confirmed and joined the Evangelical Church of Middle Church at the age of 14. On February 5, 1865 the family moved to Adams Township and after her home was established there she identified herself with Asbury M.E. Church.

       In 1856 she was united in marriage to Gottlieb Eberle. To this union were born nine daughters and three sons. Of these, six daughters and the husband preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her sad departure, three daughters, besides a host of other relatives and friends.

       She was always happy when she could help someone, denying herself to give to others in need.

       The surviving brothers and sisters are Louis Pfalzgraf of near  Parkersburg, W.Va.; George Pfalzgraf of Lewisville; Mrs. Christina Brownfield of Antioch; Mrs. Eva Christman of Lewisville R.1; and Mrs. Louise Keylor of Woodsfield R.2. The six surviving children are; Geo. Eberle of Scottdale, Pa.; Mrs. John Gillespie and Mrs. E.C. Beall of Woodsfield; John and Louis Eberle of Beallsville R.3; and Mrs. John Erlewine of Marion, Indiana.

       Services were conducted at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.H. Gillespie Tuesday noon by Rev. J.F. Cash of Woodsfield, also short services were conducted at Asbury Chapel where she was laid to rest.

       Among those from a distance in attendance at the funeral are: Mrs. Christina Brownfield and son Frank of Antioch; George Pfalzgraf and two daughters of Lewisville; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Christman and Mr. and Mrs. George Christman of Woodsfield R.3; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Eberle of Scottdale, Pa.; John Goodhart of Summerfield R.1. The last two named are nieces of the deceased.


       Not now, but in the coming years

          It may be in a Better Land,

       We’ll read the meaning of our tears

          And there sometime we’ll understand.


Card of Thanks—We desire to express our thanks to all our neighbors and friends for their help and expressions of kindness during the sickness and at the time of death of our dear Mother. The Family of Elizabeth Eberle


Frevert, Iva Jane Frevert, nee Kinkade

Source:  The Alma Record [Alma, Gratiot Co., Michigan]; 22 Dec 1927


Relatives   and   Friends   Mourn   Passing   of   Much   Loved   Alma   Woman

        The community was greatly shocked to hear of the death of Ms. Ben A. Frevert, at the Carney hospital, Alma, Sunday night.  Her passing came as a great blow to her large circle of friends in St. Louis, Alma, and Mt. Pleasant.  Mrs. Frevert had been ill a month and only a few intimate friends knew of her ailment.

        Iva Jane Kinkade was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Kinkade, born in Grover Hill, Ohio.  When she was 13 years of age the Kinkade family moved to St. Louis where she resided for some time.  After living in Detroit for a few years she went to Los Angeles, California for her health.  Upon her return in 1923 she was united in marriage to Ben A. Frevert, of Mt. Pleasant.

        In 1925 her husband's duties as superintendent of the Crippen Manufacturing company brought the family to Alma, where they have resided at 234 Woodworth avenue.

        Mrs. Frevert is survived by her father, D. W. Kinkade, of Pasadena, California, her husband, Ben A. Frevert, a daughter and son, Naomi and Carl Drury, children of her former marriage; seven sisters, Mesdames Paxton, St. Johns; Reid, Pasadena, California; Ryan, Wheeler; W. Clark, Edna, Detroit; Emerson Clark, Lansing, Eastman of Merrill; and two brothers, Arona of Duarte, California, and Harve, of Wheeler.

        Funeral services were held at the Methodist church, Alma, Wednesday afternoon, burial following at the cemetery at Breckenridge.


Grossenbacher, Johnnie J. Grossenbacher

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 30, 1929

       Once more the Death Angel has visited our vicinity and taken from our midst Johnnie Jacob, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Grossenbacher of near Rittman. Johnnie was born on October 18, 1926 and died January 10, 1929, aged 2 years, 2 months and 22 days.

       He leaves to mourn, his sorrowful parents; three brothers; three sisters and a host of relatives and friends. One younger brother was called on December 24 last, and one brother and one sister have preceded him in death. His little lingering life was short but sweet and loving to all like a little rosebud sent to bloom on earth and then be called to Heaven.

       His death was caused by a complications of diseases lasting  two weeks. His struggle was a hard but futile one. Johnnie was a good child during his entire illness. All that loving hands could do was done to relieve his suffering.

       Funeral services were held at the Christian Apostolic Church Saturday January 12 at 2:00 p.m., after which he was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.


       Dearest Johnnie, thou hast left us,

         And thy little voice is still;

       But thy little feet are treading

         On that golden shining.


       The Golden Gates were open,

         A gentle voice said “Come”

       And with farewell unspoken,

         He calmly entered home.      E.R.B.


Card of Thanks-The parents wish to express their sincere appreciation to all their neighbors and friends who so kindly assited them during the sickness and at the time of the death of their beloved son, Johnnie Jacob. Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Grossenbacher and Family


Hannah Burkhart nee Kuhn

Mrs. Hannah Burkhart died October 4, at her home near Burkhart, age 91 years, 8 months.  Born February 8, 1836 in Loraine, France.  She came to America with her parents at the age of 12.  She was married to Anthony Burkhart.  To this happy union fourteen children were born, all of whom became citizens of sterling character; two sons, Peter and Adam died several years ago. 

She leaves to mourn her loss two aged brothers, Elias and Simon Kuhn of Burkhart.  She was a loving, faithful mother leaving four daughters and eight sons as follows: John Burkhart of Temperanceville, Ohio; Mrs. Mary A. Weisend, Mrs. Barbara F. Weisend, Jacob J. Burkhart and Nicholas Burkhart of Kuhn, Ohio; Mrs. John Haren and Elias Burkhart of Ozark, Ohio; Simon Burkhart and Mrs. Jacob Burkhart of Miltonsburg, Ohio; George A. Burkhart of Marr, Ohio; Anton P., Joseph W. Burkhart at the home.

In addition to this unusually large family of children, 65 grandchildren and 92 great grandchildren survive.

Hannah Burkhart was a devoted member of the Roman Catholic Church, a loving, faithful mother and highly respected.  She will be sadly missed by the many who knew and honored her.

Well attended funeral service were conducted by Rev. Father Campbell on Thursday, October 6. Interment in Chapel Hill Cemetery.  Faithful mother may her soul rest in peace. 


Harper, Nina Harper nee Stalder


        Mrs. Royden Harper born Nina Stalder; b 16 Oct 1887 at Calais, Monroe Co., OH; d 27Aug 1927 in Barnesville, OH; survived by husband and 6 children, also father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stalder; a member of the Reformed Church of Lewisville (Stark Co.) OH where she had resisted* with her family; services at the Stalder home at Miltonsburg, interment in St. Peters Church Cemetery. 

*Submitter's Note:  Perhaps they meant resided.


Haueter, Felix Haueter, 2nd obit

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 23, 1929

       Felix Haueter was born in Steffisburg Canton Bern, Switzerland, on December 31, 1846. Early in his life he was bereft of his parents and was obliged to make his living among strangers. He was the youngest of a family of twelve children.

       In 1871 he came to this country and soon became a citizen. For several years he worked in northern Ohio. His life was consecrated to God from his youth, devoting much of his time to christian activity.

       In Susanna Berger he found a true, devoted Christian companion and on January 17, 1877 they were happily married. God blessed this union with two children.

       For several years after being married he continued to go north during the summer, since work was more plentiful there, and he was eager to provide for a family. Then they bought a farm near Goodwin, Ohio. After several years they sold it and moved to northern Ohio where two of his brothers lived. But in one year they returned and bought a farm on Fisher Ridge. Here the parents expected to stay for the remaining days of their life.

       When the son was called by God to go into the ministry they again gladly brought the sacrifice and retired from farm life, moving to the village of Hannibal. Here Mr. Haueter enjoyed his matured years. He made a host of friends by his friendly Christian life. In church or outside his greatest joy was to glory in His Lord and say a word in Christ’s honor.

       In 1878 he united with the German M. E. Church at Hannibal. He served this organization as trustee, steward, S.S. superintendent and as teacher for many years. As a father he gave to his children a treasure which money cannot buy. Father never hesitated to do a kind deed for mother. Fully aware that he was the stronger, he dealt with sympathy and consideration.

       Five years ago his life companion preceded him to the Heavenly Home and he felt the loss keenly after sharing joy and sorrow together for forty-six years. But his children, especially Miss Lena became a great comfort to him.

       This beautiful life came to an earthy end on January 12, 1929 at 12 o’clock midnight. He continues to live in the lives who knew him. His illness lasted but three days and his son from Saginaw arrived in time to spend the last day at his bedside and with the daughter comforted him. His conscience was clear to the last when he gave some very definite testimony of his assurance with God and joy of going to his Savior and meet loved ones.

       He leaves Miss Lena of the home and Rev. O.E. Haueter of Saginaw, Mich., and many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at two o’clock Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the home at Hannibal. Rev. G. Tanner officiating. Interment was made at Harter Cemetery.


Johnson, Pearl Johnson, nee Johnson

Source:  The Cambridge [Ohio] Daily Jeffersonian; 2 Apr 1921


        Quaker City, April 2 -- Mrs. Pearl Johnson passed away at the family home, Thursday morning, at 4:40 o'clock, following a brief illness.  Her death came as a shock to this community.  She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Johnson, east of town, and held a wide circle of friends.  She had been employed at the Buy Rite store in Quaker City for several years, and during the past winter was manager of a store in New London.

        She is survived by her husband, one son, Jimmy, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Johnson, and two sisters, Mrs. Hallie Bennett, of Cambridge, and Jean Johnson of her parents' home.

        Funeral services were held at the family home, Saturday afternoon.  Interment in Friends Cemetery.


Kimpton, John Lewis

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 30, 1929

       Word has been received of the death of John Lewis Kimpton at his home in Dayton. Mr. Kimpton was a former resident of this place and is remembered by many local people. Mrs. Kimpton is a sister of John Smith of this place.


King, Mary King

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 30, 1929

       Mrs. Mary King died at her home near New Castle Tuesday. She had been in ill health but was thought to be improved, death coming un-expectedly.

       Funeral services were held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. O.A. Milhoan at New Castle Thursday afternoon at one o’clock and interment was in Beallsville Cemetery.

       She is survived by two daughters and four sons; Mrs. Lucas of Bethesda; Mrs. O.A. Milhoan of New Castle; Jack of Hunter; Alfred and Dallas of New Castle and Leonard of Beallsville.

       Her husband and one daughter preceded her in death.


King, Mrs. Albert King

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 30, 1929

       Mrs. Albert King of New Castle, Belmont County, passed away at her home on Tuesday, January 22. Funeral services were held on January 24th and burial in the Beallsville Cemetery.


King, Mrs. Albert King

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 30, 1929

       Mrs. Albert King of New Castle, Belmont County, passed away at her home on Tuesday, January 22. Funeral services were held on January 24th and burial in the Beallsville Cemetery besides her husband.


Kinkade, Anna Kinkade, nee Elliott

Source:  The Danville [Illinois] Morning Press; 15 Jan 1927

Mrs.     Anna     Kincade*     Dies     Muncie     Home

        MUNCIE, Ill., Jan. 14.--(MPS)--Mrs. Anna Kincade, 67,*** wife of Newtown Kincade,** died at the family home in Muncie Friday morning following an illness of several weeks.  Her husband has just recovered from wounds received when he was struck on the head with an iron tool by Robert Musson some time ago.

        The deceased was born in Wood county, West Virginia, in 1860,***  and before her marriage to Mr. Kincade was Miss Anna Elliott.  She was a member of the Oakwood Christian church.

        She leaves the following children:  Mrs. Emma Cronkhite, Walter Kincade of Farmersburg; Douglas Kincade of Decatur, Ind.; Mrs. Blanche Casteel of Fairmount; Mrs. Dora Spiering of Muncie and Miss Freda Kincade.

Submitter's Notes:

        * Usually the name is seen spelled as KINKADE.  It is KINKADE  on the tombstone.

        ** Her husband was JASPER  NEWTON  KINKADE.

        *** Her birth on the 1900 census of Lincoln, in Tyler Co., West Virginia shows Oct. 1863.  She was listed as a year or two younger than her husband in every census that I found.  On the tombstone in Stearns Cemetery, Muncie, Vermilion County, Illinois, 1862 is given as her birth.


Latta, Mary J. Latta

Mrs. Mary J. Latta, daughter of Harry G. and Mary Morris was born Sept. 6,  l837 near Calais and passed  away May l3, l927, aged 89 years, 8 months, and 7 days.  [wife of John Copeland Latta]   She was united in marriage to John Coplan [SUBMITTER'S NOTE: usually seen as COPELAND] Latta March 16, 1861. To this union was born eight children.

Mr. Latta and three sons preceded her. Harry [SUBMITTER'S NOTE:  should be HENRY HARVEY] and Sammie dieing in infancy. Thomas, God had permitted to brighten their lives and home for several years.

Mrs. Latta is survived by three sons and two daughters, Dr. Latta of Cumberland; Rev. Latta of India; David of Canton; Mrs. C.A. Matz of Ashland; Miss Mary Bell of the home.

Mrs. Latta was always interested in her home and children and helping her neighbors.

Funeral services were held at the Latta home Sunday morning at 9 o'clock, conducted by Rev. H. L. Hines of Lewisville, after which she was laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery at Calais.


A second clipping says, "Mrs. Mary J. Latta, aged 90 years, died at her home on Woodsfield Higgs, Mrs. Fred Higgs nee Riley

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 16, 1929

       Funeral services were held at the M.E. Church Saturday morning for Mrs. Fred Higgs, age 21, who died at her home at Warwood Thursday,[Jan.12, 1929] after a few days illness of flu-pneumonia. Services were in charge of Rev. Nichols of Warwood. Interment was in Beallsville Cemetery.

       The deceased was a member of the Warwood Christian Church and was a true Christian girl.

       She is survived by her husband, a twenty-months old son, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Riley and two brothers, Robert and Myers.

       The Riley family is well known here. They formerly lived on a farm near Dexter School.


McCaslin, Andrew Fulton McCaslin

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 30, 1929

       Andrew Fulton McCaslin was born February 3, 1855 and died January 18, 1929, being at the time of his death 73 years, 11 months and 15 days of age. He was the son of John and Jane McCaslin, being one of the ten children, all preceding him in death but one brother. He grew to manhood on the farm near Laings where he was born.

       In the year 1876 he was united in marriage to Margaret Clegg. After marriage they began housekeeping on a farm near Altitude, Ohio where they lived practically all their married life. To this union were born three children, one son Forrest preceding him in death in 1905.

       The Death Angel again visited his home in 1912 and took from him his beloved wife and helpmate after which he spent the remainder of his life with his daughter, Mrs. Katherine Fleahman of Woodsfield.

       In early youth he gave his heart to God and united with the Presbyterian Church of Laings remaining a member until death.

       All that loving hands and medical aid could do toward alleviating his suffering was in vain.

       He leaves to mourn his death, one son and one daughter, Charles and Katherine of Woodsfield; one brother James of Shadyside; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren besides a number of other relatives and friends.

       Funeral services were held at the late home and final obsequies at the Presbyterian Church at Laings on Sunday, January 20, in charge of Rev. G.E. Henderson of Beallsville. Interment in the New Castle Cemetery.

       Mr. McCaslin was modest in disposition, and friendly by nature. His home was one of kindly hospitality and is happily remembered by many of our older citizens.

Card of Thanks-We desire to express our sincere appreciation of the many kindnesses shown us by neighbors and friends during the illness and at the time of the death of our dear father, Andrew McCaslin.

Mrs. Katherine Fleahman  

Charles C. McCaslin


Mercer, Lucinda Mercer nee Gump

Source: The Wetzel Democrat, Tyler County, West Virginia Obituaries, VOL I, page 107

     Lucinda Gump Mercer was born Dec. 10, 1884 [this would have to be an error since she would have to have been born in 1844 to make the following dates correlate], and departed this life Dec. 31, 1927, being 83 years, 11 days of age. She was married twice. First to Jacob Mercer in 1860, and to this union one son Wm. Edward Mercer of New Martinsville was born. Jacob Mercer, the first husband, was killed in the Civil War in 1862. She then married John W. Mercer Dec. 17, 1865 and to this union seven children were born: six sons and one daughter, namely: Martin and Samuel, deceased, Jos. and J.A. Mercer of New Martinsville, Phillip Mercer of Moundsville, Jeremiah Mercer of Woodland and Mrs. Pearl B. Mercer of Paden City. Her husband John W. Mercer, preceded her to the beyond in March 1924.

     The deceased united with the Methodist Church at the age of eighteen and was a faithful and consistent member and Christian unto the day of her death.

     She leaves to mourn her passing five sons, one daughter, forty-six grand children, two great grand children, two brothers Edward Gump of Glendon, W.Va, and Philip Gump of Mannington, W.Va.  Interment was made in the Mercer cemetery.


Mobberly, John Mobberly

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 23, 1929

       John Mobberly, of Pleasant Ridge, near Graysville, died at his home Monday night [Jan. 21, 1929] of pneumonia following an illness of influenza.

       Mr. Mobberly was about 50 years of age. Besides his widow he is survived by the following children; Leonard of Pleasant Ridge; Clifford of Stafford; John Milton and Dorothy of the home; Dorothy is seriously ill with influenza.

       The following brothers and sisters survive; Prof. Forrest Mobberly of Linsly Institute, Wheeling; William of Clendonald, Alberta, Canada; Elmer of Pleasant Ridge; Mrs. Belle Miller of Harlem, Mont.; Mrs. Jane Green of West Rushville, Ohio; Mrs. Libbie Anderson of Graysville; E.M. Mobberly of Jerusalem. Foster Mobberly of Woodsfield is a nephew.

       Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. with interment at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.


Morningstar, Chris Morningstar

Source:  The Marietta [Ohio] Times; 18 Feb 1927

                     CHRIS  MORNINGSTAR  OF  MOSS  RUN  DIES

        Chris Morningstar, aged 67 years, retired farmer and life-long resident of Lawrence township, died at his home at Moss Run on Friday at noon.  Death was due to paralysis and followed a decline since last May.

        Mr. Morningstar was born at Moss Run on October 27, 1859.  He was a member of the German Lutheran Church at Sitka.  In 1889 he was united in marriage with Miss Lucy Herlan, of Eight Mile, and she survives with three sons and a daughter, Otis Morningstar, Edward Morningstar, Frank Morningstar and Mrs. Clyde Strickler, all of Moss Run.  Brothers and sisters of the deceased are Jacob Morningstar, of Long Run; Adam Morningstar and Mrs. George Hoff, of Moss Run; Mrs. Adam Miller, of Eight Mile, and Mrs. Elizabeth Baltz, of Long Run.


Morris, Hattie Morris

Source:  The Evansville [Indiana] Press; Thursday, March 10, 1927


Grandview Student Battles for Life After Kerosene Blast

Grandview Ind. - Mar. 10

      Miss Hattie Morris, 17-year old high school student died at 4 p.m. today of burns sustained early Saturday at her home when she attempted to kindle a fire with kerosene.

      Miss Morris’ mother was reported recovering today from minor burns she sustained in attempting to smother the flames that ignited her daughter’s clothing when the kerosene caught fire.

      Miss Morris’ death which occurred at the home of Mrs. Thomas Trisler is the second violent one to occur in the family within a year, with a son having been drowned while at work at the Ohio river dam at Newburg last summer.

      Funeral services for the fire victim will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Grandview Baptist Church.  Burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery.  Rev. Rufus Rings of Rockport will officiate.

      Surviving are the parents Mr. and Mrs. Fred Morris and a sister, Nellie.

[Submitted by Paula Hinton Frichtl.  See second obituary below.]


Morris, Hattie Mae Morris

Source:  The Evansville [Indiana] Press; March, 1927

        Hattie Mae Morris, the daughter of Fred and Gertrude Morris, was born in Perry County Indiana Aug. 5, 1910 and died Thursday, March 10, 1927, being 16 years, 7 months and 5 days old.

       Father and mother together with a younger sister are left behind to mourn her loss, while she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Robert and Jesse.  Hattie was a bright, cheerful girl, full of sunshine and love for everyone.  As a Junior in the Grandview high school, she held a very good standing in her work and had won the love of her teachers and schoolmates.  She enjoyed the best of health and was kind, loyal and true to her parents.

       Last Saturday morning in an effort to help her mother by kindling the fire, in some manner by which God alone knows, the oil which she was using exploded in such a manner as to set her clothes on fire as well as the home.  Her mother came quickly to the rescue, dragged her from the flames, and after tearing the burning clothes from her body, helped her to her nearest neighbor, Mrs. Lena Trisler.  There she was cared for until the doctor arrived a few minutes later.  For the five days and nights which intervened, she fought hard to conquer the pain of her injuries.  God however seeing that it was impossible for her to win the battle in such a weakened condition took her to be with Him at about 4:15 Thursday morning.

       The funeral was conducted at the Grandview Baptist Church Friday afternoon by Rev. W. R. Rings.

[Submitted by Paula Hinton Frichtl.]


Myers, Deborah Myers

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated January 23, 1929

       Debroah Myers, wife of Monroe Myers, whom many will remember as living here many years, died at the home of her son Frank at Neffs, and was brought to Neuhart Church for burial, Rev. J.L. Baker of this place officiating.


Noll, John A. Noll

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 30, 1929

       John A. Noll, aged 83 years passed away at his home Sunday at 1 o’clock after a short illness of influenza and infirmities.

His wife preceded him ten years ago and he is survived by four children; Mark of the home; Orville of New Martinsville; Attorney R.M. Noll of Marietta and Mrs. Fred Noll of Cleveland; besides ten grandchildren; one sister and two brothers; Mrs. S.P. Lenkard of Wheeling; Logan Noll of Marietta, and Capt. M.F. Noll of Cincinnati.

 Funeral services were conducted at his late home on Tuesday afternoon by Rev. H.W. Hales and interment was in the family lot in The Emma Grove Cemetery. There were beautiful floral tributes.

           Relatives from out of town attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Noll and children; Orville Noll of New Martinsville; Robert Noll of Marietta; Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Bernard, S.R. Lenkard and Guy Lenkard of Wheeling.


Noll, John A. Noll, 2nd obit

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 30, 1929

       John A. Noll, aged 82 years, well known in the Upper Ohio Valley and an esteemed resident of Hannibal died at his home there on Sunday, January 20, at 1:30 p.m. Death followed a short illness with influenza. He was the father of Attorney R.M. Noll of Marietta.

       Mr. Noll was born at Hannibal on June 2, 1846 and resided there with the exception of about 13 years, when he lived at Middleport, where he was engaged in the mercantile business. He later went on the river and was clerk on a number of packets on the Upper Ohio, after that engaging in the flouring business at Hannibal, where he lived on his farm.

       Mrs. Noll, who was Miss Virginia A. Thompson, died eight years ago, after which the deceased lived on the farm with his son, Mark Noll.

       Surviving are three sons and a daughter; R.M. Noll of Marietta; Captain Orville Noll of New Martinsville, well known Ohio River steamboat owner and operator; Mark Noll of Hannibal and Mrs. Eula Noll of Cleveland. Captain M.F. Noll of Cincinnati and Logan A. Noll of Marietta are brothers of the deceased, and Mrs. Etta Lenkard of Wheeling, W.Va, is a sister.

       Funeral services were held at the home on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Interment was made in Emma Grove Cemetery near Hannibal-Marietta Times


Pryor, Isaac W. Pryor

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 23, 1929

       Isaac W. Pryor, son of Euphronius and Susan Pryor, was born near the Hartshorn Church, Monroe County on October 17, 1851 and lived to be 77 years, 2 months and 8 days old. He was the last son of a family of eight children, five boys and three girls.

       On September 24, 1874 he was united in marriage with Rachel A. McFrederick and to this union four children were born. One of these preceded him to the grave in infancy.

       Mr. Pryor united with the Church of Christ about sixty-one years ago and upon moving to Kenmore nine years ago he transferred his membership to the Thayer Street Church of Christ at Akron, Ohio, where he remained a faithful member until the end of his life. While his health permitted he was always in his place of worship, giving his loyal service and support to God.

       While we are bowed with grief to that which is inevitable the gloom should disperse and the scene change at the thought that he has answered the call “Come up Higher.” “For blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from hence forth, yea saith the spirit that they may rest from labor and their works do follow them.”

       Besides his widow he leaves to mourn his sad departure two sons, Lawrence and Elmer of Kenmore; one daughter, Mrs. Carrie Haught of Paris, Ohio; two sisters, Miss Elizabeth Pryor of Woodsfield and Mrs. Anna Farnesworth of Ashland. Eleven grand-children, 6 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends who survive him.


       Dearest Father, sweet and fair,

         Fond object of your children’s care;

       Death did break the casket pore,

         To let your spirit upward soar.


       While we must perish as the flower

         That fades and dies to bloom no more;

       The sweetest flower beyond the tomb

         Remains in one eternal bloom.


       Its gates are pearl, eternal bloom

         Smiles on our home beyond the tomb;

       Rivers of life there ever flow

         Purer than flakes of the following snow.


       There are no aches, nor tears, nor sighs

         In our sweet home in paradise;

       It shines with bright celestial light,

         God and the Lamb exclude the night.


       This is the home for you and me.


Riley, Mrs. C.J. Riley

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 30, 1929

       Mrs. C. J. Riley, aged 77, estimable citizen, succumbed to infirmities at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.P. Galbrath on Eastern Avenue Tuesday. Mrs. Riley was the wife of Dr. C.T. Riley, prominent New Matamoras physician, and was visiting here when she became ill, and her many New Matamoras and Woodsfield friends are made sad in her demise.

       Surviving are her husband and four children; Mrs. C.H. Holswade of Spencer, W.Va.; Thomas C. of New York City; J.C. of Los Angeles; and Mrs. W.P. Galbraith of Woodsfield.

       Brief services were conducted at the Galbraith home Wednesday afternoon by Rev. J. F. cash and the remains taken to the late Riley home at New Matamoras where concluding services will be held Thursday afternoon. The remains will be laid to rest in the cemetery at Newport.


Robinson, Martha Robinson

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 30, 1929

       Mrs. Martha Robinson, aged 73 years, died Sunday January 20, at her home in Summerfield, death resulting from complications following a fractured hip suffered last fall. She was the widow of the late John K. Robinson, well known in southeastern Ohio business circles.      

       She is survived by the following children; Forrest of London, O.; Mrs. Harry Snyder of Mechanicsburg; Clyde and Ramey of Stafford; George of Dexter City; Mrs. Iva Masters of the home; Mrs. Wilburt Franklin and Mrs. Swazey Dotson of Summerfield and R.R. Robinson of Summerfield.

       The deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gibson and had spent her entire life in this community. She had been a member of the Swazey M.E. Church since youth and retained membership although residing in Summerfield for the past few years. Following brief services at the home Tuesday afternoon the body was taken to the M.E. Church where final services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. George Taylor. Burial was made in Eastern Cemetery.


Smith, Mrs. Madison Smith

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 30, 1929

       Mrs. Madison Smith, aged 69, died Friday at her home near Edwina. Besides her husband, she is survived by two children; Herman of Wheeling and Edith of the home.

       Funeral services were held Sunday at the Hartshorn Church of Christ conducted by Rev. H.H. Adamson of Woodsfield. R. 3 last Friday of pneumonia. She leaves three sons and one daughter. Funeral services were conducted at the home, where she was born and spent her entire life, last Sunday morning by Rev. Henry Hines. Interment in the Calais cemetery."


Strickler, Emily Virginia Strickler

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 30, 1929

       The death of Miss Emily Virginia Strickler, 62, better known to her many friends as “Aunt Jane,” occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Ross of Central Ave., Shadyside, Monday evening of last week, about 8:30 o’clock, following a long illness.

       Death was attributed to heart trouble, the deceased having been ill from that disease for the past seven weeks.

       Miss Strickler was a member of the South Bellaire M.E. Church and had made her home in Shadyside for the past year, with Mr. and Mrs. Ross. She was a daughter of the late Isaac Strickler.

       Surviving her are two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Dean Strickler of Shadyside and Mrs. Anna Strickler of Coshocton, also the following nephews; Charles W., of Ozark; Earl of Maryland; Alfred of Chester, Pa; Ray of Neffs and J. Bert Strickler of Bellaire, also Isaac Hammond of Wheeling, in addition to many other relatives and friends.

       The funeral was held from Grafton, Bauknecht, Mellott Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock, Rev. Joseph B. Edie, pastor of the South Bellaire M.E. Church, being in charge of the rites. Interment was made in the Rose Hill Cemetery.


Thomas Witten Bowen

 The deceased Thomas Witten Bowen was born in Monroe county, ohio, July 9th, 1840. Age 86 years, 10 months and 10 days. At the time of death he was a member of the M.E. church. Ten years ago he was converted in his home and since has remained faithful. The reason he never attended church was on account of his affliction and being hard of hearing.

Joining the Union forces early in the war he served 4 years in Co. ? 36th OVI. At the end of the war he was united in marriage to Vesta Hoskinson and to this union were born 13 children. Four children and wife have preceded him to the Great Beyond.

He is survived by 6 boys and 3 girls. Leander, Fred, Edward, Raymond, Lewis and William Bowen. Mrs. Ella Carr, Mrs. Bessie Buck and Mrs. Rena Hoskinson. Also 31 grandchildren and 2 greatgrandchildren.

He was taken seriously sick Saturday May 14, 1927 and died Thursday May 19, 1927 at 2:30 p.m. He prayed continuously at the end to be relieved of his suffering.

Funeral services were held at the home in Paden City, Sunday afternoon at 1:30 by Rev. C.E. Dally. Interment was made in the Witten Cemetery by undertaker W.E. Wharton


Thomas, Lucy Thomas nee Stevens, 2nd obit

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 30, 1929

       Mrs. Lucy Thomas, aged 75 years, died Friday evening, January 19, at her home four miles north of Summerfield, after a lingering illness of rheumatism. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Stevens and had been a lifelong resident of this place. She was a member of the Palestine Christian Church for a number of years and was highly respected by all who knew her.

       In addition to her husband, she is survived by one foster-daughter, Mrs. H. M. Guiler of Quaker City rural route; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Roe of Temperanceville and Mrs. Eli Hannahs of Summerfield.

       Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the home and burial was made in the Summerfield Cemetery.


Tubaugh, Harry S. Tubaugh

Source:  Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio; 24 Nov 1927

Leaves have their time to fall

        And wither at the north wind's breath

These have their seasons all,

        But thou, thou hast all seasons for thine own, O Death!

        When one reaches the alloted time of three score and ten years and then passes off the scene of action, we grieve, but our grief is not akin to that which comes when one of youthful years is stricken down with all of life's pleasures still in the offing.

        Our grief is all the deeper if the object of our affection has demonstrated his true worth and has merited our sincere regard.

        Harry Shirley Tubaugh, son and youngest child of Henry and Lavina Tubaugh, was born at Sardis, Ohio, August 5, 1908 and died November 19, 1927, at 8 o'clock P.M.

        Harry grew to manhood on his father's farm, attended the public schools at Benwood in his early years and later Green Rural High School, from which school he was graduated April 28, 1927.

        While in school he exemplified that pure moral character which he had been building from his earliest years and which had endeared him to all his schoolmates and instructors and gained for him the respect of the entire community.

        He united with the Church of Christ at West Union on September 16, 1927, and portrayed in his blameless life an unsullied christian character that is now the heritage of his relatives and friends.

        On September 19, 1927 he entered Ohio University at Athens, Ohio, enrolling in the pre-medic work preparatory to finishing his training at one of the larger schools of medicine.  October 22 he was stricken with cerebritis, a disease of the brain, but was loath to give up his work and remained in school for two weeks with this dread disease making inroads on his physical strength.  He grew worse and was compelled to return to his home on November 5, where he was given all the care that medical skill, and a devoted family could give him but to no avail and on Saturday evening, surrounded by the members of his family he passed over the silent river to continue his work with that Great Physician who ministers not only to the physical body, but to the spiritual as well.

        Harry is survived by his father and mother, seven sisters and two brothers.  Gussie, of Wheeling, W. Va.; Mrs. Fred Walters, of Warwood, W. Va.; Bessie, of Warren, Ohio; Russell, of Cleveland, Ohio; Wilbur, of Hannibal, Ohio; Estelle, of Bellaire, Ohio; Ester, of Warren, Ohio; Ruth, who is attending Ohio University; an aunt, Miss Carrie Tubaugh, of the home; one nephew, Norman Walters, and a host of relatives and friends who regret to learn of his untimely departure, for it may truly be said that the world is a sadder place because Harry Tubaugh has left it, but it is a sweeter place because he was in it for a little while.

        Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 22, at 2 o'clock at his late home and were in charge of Rev. C. H. Morin of Malta, Ohio.

                                                                                                  J.  G.  D.

                                                        Card of Thanks

        We wish to thank our many neighbors and friends for the kindness and sympathy shown during the illness and at the time of the death of our beloved son, and brother, Harry Shirley Tubaugh.----Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tubaugh and Family


Wagner, Edward Wagner

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 30, 1929

       Edward Wagner, one of Wheeling’s most prominent residents and successful business men died early Thursday morning at his home, 54 Fifteenth Street.

       Mr. Wagner had survived an attack of influenza, contracted last December 28, and developing into bronical pneumonia, only to succumb to a break-down suffered only a few days ago. He died at 12:15 o’clock. He was in his seventy-third year.

       At one time Mr. Wagner operated in Wheeling the largest wholesale grocery business controlled by an individual in the United States. That business was discontinued recently, however, and at the time of his death he was president of the Edward Wagner Fireproof Storage Company.

        He had lived in Wheeling for more than 50 years coming there from Clarington, Monroe County, Ohio, where he was born September 15, 1856.

        Keen business ability and a most modern method of conducting his steadily expanding trade accounted in great measure for his unusual success. The large new building at the corner of Main and Twentieth streets stands as a monument to his business acumen.

        In April 1928, the wholesale grocery firm was discontinued and Mr. Wagner organized the Edward Wagner Fireproof Storage Company.

        He was united in marriage October 15, 1878 with Miss Louisa Martin of Cameron, Ohio. She died July 1, 1923 and in 1925 he married Lucetta Marsh Lantz of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

       Mr. Wagner had been a staunch member of St. John’s Evangelical Protestant Church for the past 50 years. He had resided at the Fifteenth street home for the past 35 years.

       Surviving in addition to his wife are two son, Edward F. and Ralph A. Wagner, both of Wheeling and four daughters; Mrs. Edward A. Mauery of Clarington, Ohio; Miss Rena M. Wagner at home and Mrs. Paul E. Robertson and Mrs. Frank E. Poindexter of Wheeling. Remaining also are six grandchildren; three brothers, Charles F. and William J. Schaffer, of  Gainsville, Fla., and Everett F. Schaffer of  Paden City, W.Va., and five sisters; Mrs. Jacob J. Rothlesberger and Mrs. Edward A. Oneacre, both of New Martinsville; Mrs. William Walters and Mrs. Fred Jenny of Clarington and Mrs. L.D. Mayhall of Cleveland.

       Funeral services were held at 2:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon at his late residence, 54 Fifteenth street. Rev. William J. Hausmann. Pastor of St. John’s Evangelical Protestant Church, officiated and the body was laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery.


Walters, Christian Walters

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 30, 1929

       Christian Walters, a life long resident of Belmont County, passed away at the home of his son after a brief illness of pneumonia. He was born January 14, 1848 and departed this life January 13, 1929, being 80 years, 11 months and 30 days.

       He leaves to mourn his loss three brothers and two sisters, Nicholas of Shadyside; Sam of Clarington; William of Powhatan; Carrie Zessiger and May Nicholas of Cleveland.

       He was united in marriage to Lucinda Jane Caldwell September 25, 1881, who preceded him to the Great Beyond May 2, 1926. To this union were born 8 children; three departed this life in early childhood and Carrie Walters Carpenter, March 1, 1920. Those surviving are Lulu Carpenter of Powhatan; Retta Carle of Beallsville; Fern Rothenbuhler of Cameron; Emory at home; sixteen grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

       He was a kind and loving father, a splendid neighbor, a man who loved to see his friends happy and prosperous.

       In early life he became a member of the Luthern Church and in later years changed his faith and united with the Christian Church to which he remained faithful until death. He was a strong believer in God’s Scripture and stating how true and just it is. He often made this remark to his children, “Wherever you are and wherever you go, keep Jesus before your eyes and you won’t go astray.


       “The dear Lord’s best interpreters,

            Are humble, human souls;

        The gospel of a life like his

            Is more than books or scrolls.


Warfield, Anna Blanche Warfield

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 30, 1929

       Mrs. Anna Blanche Warfield, 54, died Friday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the North Wheeling Hospital, following a lengthy illness. She was admitted to the hospital Friday morning to undergo treatment. Mrs. Warfield was born in Monroe County, Ohio. She had been a resident of Barnesville for twenty-five years and was a member of the M.E. Church.

       Surviving are her husband Charles Warfield; five sons, Roscoe, Louis and Ward of Barnesville; Alden and Elden of Steubenville, Ohio; six daughters, Mrs. Elsie Creighton of Barnesville; Mrs. Dortha Gearling of Wheeling; and Mildred, Helen and Mary at home; her mother Mrs. Telitha Stewart of Canton and two sisters, Mrs. Lon Beyers of Indian Valley, Idaho and Mrs. Emma Phillips of Barnesville.

       The body was removed to the McCoy Funeral Home on Fifteenth-st., and later sent to the family home in Barnesville. Funeral services were conducted there Monday afternoon with Rev. W.C. Patterson of the Bethesda M.E. Church in charge. Interment in Barnesville Cemetery.


Whitacre, Emma A. Whitacre

Source:  The Spirit of Democracy or the Monroe County Beacon about May 4, 1927.

       Emma A. Whitacre, nee Finney, was born at Graysville, O. August 7, 1862 and died April 25, 1927.  Age 64 years, 9 months and 18 days.  Until one year ago she had lived near the place of her birth. In early life she united with the Christian church at Graysville and her unsellfishness in always doing for others bespeaks her Christian life.

       A little over a year ago she suffered her first real illness being confined to her bed for a short time with a serious attack of gall stones.  She did not regain her former strength and from that time until her death was continually under the doctors care.

       On April 20th, at Columbus, Ohio, where she had made her home since the early fall, she had a second attack.  She withstood the attack and would have recovered in a few days had not a stone become impacted in the intestines, necessitating an operation.  For two days after the operation we had hopes that all would be well but on the third day, when the reaction came, all that loving hands and medical skill could do could not tide her over those few critical hours; her vitality was too low, her strength too near gone and early on Monday morning, April 25, at Radium hospital, while in what seemed a peaceful sleep, she quietly passed away.  Her illness lasting just five days.

       On September 14, 1884, she was united in marriage to Aglon Whitacre.  To this union were born seven children; one daughter, Schammie died in infancy; the following survive to mourn her loss; Aglon Whitacre, her husband; Carl B. Whitacre, of Graysville, O.; Foster E. Whitacre, of Cleveland, O.; Nina E. Whitacre of Cranford, N.J.; Mrs. Lela Martin, of Graysville, O.; Asia H. Whitacre of Columbus, O.; Mrs. Ruby Morrison, of Sycamore Valley, O.; and eight grandchildren; also three brothers and three sisters.

       She was the first of the Finney family of seven children to be taken; her father and mother preceded her several years ago.

       The body was brought to the home of her youngest daughter, Ruby Morrison, of Sycamore Valley, Ohio, and laid to rest in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.  Funeral services were conducted by Elder C.H. Marin, of McConnelsville, whose comforting and consoling words brought not only a message of hope but a new desire to follow more closely in the footsteps of the loving mother, who early gave her life to Him for service.

       A loving and loved mother, wife and friend, she was ever too busy as a mother and friend to think of self.  The happiest moments of her life were those which she spent in serving others.  The greatness of her service to her family and friends expresses in some degree the greatness of our loss.


Wilson, Juliette Wilson nee Walton

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 23, 1929

       Juliette Walton Wilson, the daughter of Jeremiah and Margaret Walton was born December 10, 1858 at Sunfish Creek, Ohio, and departed from this life at her home at Rinards Mills, Ohio, January 4, 1929 at the age of 70 years and 25 days. Death was due to a complication of diseases.

       She was the tenth child of a family of eleven children, all of whom have preceded her to the Great Beyond except two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Weber of Marietta, Ohio and Mrs. Mary Dutton, of Tulsa, Okla. She was united in marriage to James Patterson Wilson, April 19, 1878. To this union were born five children; Mrs. Elizabeth (Delbert) Moore of Oilton, Okla.; James J. Wilson of New Matamoras; Mrs. Blanche Weppler of Lower Salem; Mrs. Jennie Payne of Columbus and John Wilson at home. Besides the five children she is survived by several grandchildren and one great grandchild, June Delbert Hagarman of Oklahoma City. Her husband preceded her to the Great Beyond fourteen years ago. From that time on she was an example of true Christian living and passed out in full faith. Some time before death she talked with her family of her preparedness for the Great Beyond.

       She was a kind wife, a loving mother and always interested in the welfare of her home. She bore her illness patiently and we bow in humble submission to God who loves us all with everlasting love redeeming us by the precious blood of Christ.

       Funeral services were conducted at the home at 10:00 o’clock Monday morning, Jan. 7, by the Rev. Arthur B. Mercer of the M.E. Church of New Matamoras.


Yockey,unnamed infantYockey

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated January 30, 1929

       The sympathy of the community is extended to Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Yockey in the death of their first born, a son, Tuesday.[sic-Monday]

       Brief services were held at the late home Tuesday afternoon and burial was made in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

[ Stillborn, unnamed, d. Jan. 28, 1929]


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