West Virginia State Site

Braxton County, West Virginia

Obituaries and Death Notices

PARKERSBURG, May 26. Last Saturday a lady named Baxter, sister of Hon. J. F. Baxter, of Flatwood, Braxton county, was burned to death while in the woods by herself. She had gone out to a clearing near the edge of the woods, and not returning at noon a rigid search was made for her, which culminated late in the evening by the discovery of her body burned to a crisp near a burned fence on the edge of the woods. It is supposed that she went to the edge of the clearing, and discovered that a fire, which had been built to burn brush, had communicated to the fence, and that in endeavoring to tear down the fence in advance of the flames, her clothing took fire and burned her to death before she could call for assistance. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Thursday, May 27, 1880; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Richard Bee
Flatwoods, W. VA., May 24--Two or three days ago Richard Bee sliped and fell in some timbers while working for F. H. Blodgett & Co., near this place, on the Elk river extension of the West Virginia and Pittsburg railroad, and hurt himself about the thighs. He was taken to his home near Camden, Lewis county, yesterday, and this afternoon died from the effects of the injuries received.
Source: Wheeling Register (Wheeling WV) Monday, May 25, 1891 Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst

Charles Y. Byrne
Sutton, W. Va., July 16 -- Charles Y. Byrne, clerk of the Circuit Court of Braxton county, died at 6 oclock this evening at his residence in Sutton. He had served in the capacity of clerk since 1885, and was one of the most efficient officials in the state. He founded the Braxton Democrat, and was until his death one of its editors. His numerous friends all over the state will regret to learn of his death, and especially will the people of Braxton county, as he was one of the most popular and highly esteemed of its people. The funeral will be conducted by the Masonic order, of which he was an earnest and devoted member. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Wednesday, July 17, 1895; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Dr. John L. Rhea
Salt Lick Bridge, Braxton Co., W. VA. May 10--Doctor John L. Rhea, of Flatwoods, and a prominent physician of the county, departed this life last night, after a lingering illness of over a year. Source: Wheeling Register (Wheeling WV) Saturday, May 12, 1883  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst

Mr. A. J. Wood
Weston, W. VA., September 31,-- Mr. A. J. Wood died very suddenly of Paralysis of the brain at the Balley house tonight. He was eating supper when he became sick and had to be carried out of the dinning room. He rallied for a moment but expired before medical aid could be obtained. Mr. Wood was perhaps sixty years of age and has been a dinner at this place for many years. For the past few months he has been residing temporarlly at Brunsville, and was here on a short visit. Source: Wheeling Register (Wheeling WV) Friday, September 25, 1891  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst


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