West Virginia State Site

Hancock County, West Virginia
Obituaries and Death Notices

Robert Bales
Steubenville -- Robert (Bobbie) Bales of 706 South River avenue, Toronto, died suddenly at his home at 12:30 am today. He was sheriff of Jefferson County from 1936 to 1948. Friends may call at the Bafford-Cole Brothers Funeral Home after 7 pm today. Services will be held Saturday 2 pm with the Rev. Frank S. Bartart, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. [The Weirton Daily Times, 5 Jan 1955 - Trans. by K.T]

Hannah Jane Bilderback
     The body of Mrs. Hannah Jane Bilderback, 77, of 1519 La Rue Street, Jacksonville, Fla., arrived this morning at the Steel and Wolfe Funeral Home and friends are invited to call after 7 pm today.
     Mrs. Bilderback, wife of Harry Bilderback who died on May 31, 1947, had gone to Jacksonville to live a few years ago. Until that time she had been a resident of Weirton, where a son, Albert resides. The Albert Bilderbacks went to Florida during the New year's Day weekend when they condition was grave. She died Monday morning in the Daniel Unit of the Duvall Medical Center, Jacksonville, after a five weeks illness.
     The former local woman was born on September 7, 1877 in Lynn Camp, W.Va., daughter of the late Oliver H.P. and Sarah Van Dyne Morgan. Besides her son, Albert, survivors are a daughter, Virginia, at home; son, Charles of Cordova, Alaska; five grandchildren and ten great grand-children.
     Services will be held at the Funeral Home Saturday 10 am with the Rev. C.F. Evans, pastor of the First Christian Church in charge. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, New Martinsville, W.Va. Mrs. Bilderback was a member of the South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church. [The Weirton Daily Times, 5 Jan 1955 - Trans. by K.T]

Mrs. Elizabeth Gill
Wife of John Gill, formerly of this city, is dead at Chester, West Virginia, aged 57 years. Mrs. Gill had been ill for a long time. She is survived by her husband, three sons, John, William, and Robert, all at home and two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Edwards, and Mrs. Archer Moore, both of Chester. The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church of Chester. The remains will be brought to New Castle Monday evening and will be taken to the residence of Alfred C. Wilson, No. 6 Maitland street. Funeral Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. from the Welsh Congregational Church. Interment in Oak Park. Carriages from Lutton's. Source: New Castle Weekly Herald (New Castle, Pennsylvania) Wednesday, December 16,1903  Transcribed by: D. Oberst

A. B. Grafton
New Cumberland, W. Va., February 15 A. B. Grafton, an old and prominent citizen of this place, died this morning at 9:30, aged 78 years. He has for three or four years been afflicted with softening of the brain, and has been quite a charge for some time. He resided with his son-in-law, ex-Sheriff John Swaney. His wife preceded him to the grave on the 10th of June, last. Two children survive, Charles A., of Chicago, and Mrs. John S. Swaney, of this place. He was a member of the Disciples Church.
[Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Tuesday, 16 Feb. 1897; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Daniel Greschner
Date: October 14, 1968
Submitters Name: Jana Stanley
Obit: Steubenville Hearld-Star Steubenville, Ohio October 14, 1968 Page 2
WEIRTON - Daniel J. Greschner, 91, who resided with his daughter, Mrs. Angela Coyne of 135 S. 11th St., died Sunday in Weirton General Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Gertrude (Frltch) Greschner a son, Joseph Greschner; three brothers and two sisters. He was a retired employe of the Wheeling Steel Corporation, mechanical department and a member of St. Paul's Church. He was past grand knight of the Knights of Columbus of Moundsville. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Coyne and Mrs. Phil (Agnes) Myers of Overland Park, Kansas six grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Bellanco Funeral Home from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. today; and 2 p.m. - 4p.m. and 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. Tuesday: Wake service there, 8 p.m. Tuesday by St. Paul's Parish with Knights of Columbus Council 3734 participating; Requiem Mass, St. Pauls Church, 10 a.m., Wednesday; Rev. Fr. Leroy Bever, Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Gertrude Fritz Mahood Greschner
Mrs. Greschner
WEIRTON Mrs. Gertrude Greschner, 80, who resided with her daughter, Mrs. Maurice Coyne of 135 S. 11th St., Weirton Heights, died this morning in the Riverview Nursing Home in Steubenville where she had been a patient the past several days. Mrs. Greschner was born and lived most of her life in Wheeling before going to reside with her daughter in Weirton two years ago. She had at one time resided In Steubenville. She was a member of St. Joseph's Cathedral in Wheeling.
Mrs. Greschner was married 58 years ago to Daniel J. Greschner. daughter, Mrs. Coyne; two daughters, Mrs. Maurice J. (Angela) Coyne of Weirton and Mrs. Philip (Agnes) Myers of Kansas City; a brother, Sam Mahood of Moundsville, W. Va.; six grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Greschner, two years ago.
Mrs. Greschner was born May 22, 1881, in Wheeling, a daughter of the late William and Mary Flemming Fritz. Friends may call at the Altmeyer Funeral Home in Wheeling. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home, followed by a Requiem High Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph's Cathedral. Burial will be in Ml. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
[The Steubenville Herald-Star, January 16, 1962 - Submitted by Jana Stanley]

Allan Mark
Services for Allan Steel Mark of 911 North Sixth street, Steubanville, father of Allan Mark, Jr., and Mrs. George Murphy of Weirton, were held this morning in the McClave Funeral Home. Dr. Clyde Wilson officiated. Burial was in Union Cemetery.
[The Weirton Daily Times, 5 Jan 1955 - Trans. by K.T]

Charles H. Matchett
Services for Charles Howard (Shy) Matchett of 1509 West Market street, Steubenville, will be held Thursday 2 pm in the McClave Funeral Home, the Rev. Alva Sizemore will be in charge. Interment will be in Chestnut Ridge Cemetery. Matchett's sister, Mrs. Ida Mellott, lives in Weirton. [The Weirton Daily Times, 5 Jan 1955 - Trans. by K.T]

William C. McAllister
Former Elwood Resident Passes Away at Home of Daughter,
William C. McAllister, 86, resident of Elwood for many years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Albert Lewis, at Chester, West Virginia,last evening of paralysis and other infirmities, after a long illness. Mr. McAllister resided in the dwelling in North A street, just west of the library before accompanying his daughter to her home about a year ago. He was twice married, his second wife, who was Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Wiies, dying in 1915. Mrs. Lewis is his only child. He was a veteran of the civil war and a member of the Elwood post of the G. A. R. during his residence here.
The body will be brought back to Elwood, arriving on the 8:35 o'clock train Thursday morning and will be taken to the York Chapel. Announcement of the time and place of the burial will be made after its arrival. Source: The Call-Leader (Elwood, Indiana) Wednesday, March 19,1924  Transcribed by: D. Oberst

Robert Barclay Mercer M. D.
Age, 63 years , who practiced medicine in Alexandria for a number of years, with an office in the I.O.O.F. building, before he was stricken with paralysis a few years ago, died Monday evening at 6:30 o'clock at his country home north of Alexandria. Relatives of the physician were notified several days ago that he was gradually growing weaker each hour. Dr. Mercer was taken to his bed many months ago. Late yesterday afternoon the news was received in Alexandria that the doctor was dying.
Robert Barclay Mercer was born June 19,1854, in Hancock county, West Virginia, where he spent his boyhood days. He graduated at Mount Union College in 1879, and received his degree in medicine at the University of Michigan, in 1884. He was a member of the Sigma Chifraternity while attending the University of Michigan. He took a 'post graduate course in chemistry and electro theraputus at Lima, Ohio.
Dr. Mercer owned a drug store at New Cumberland, West Virginia, where he practiced medicine before coming to Indiana.
On October 2,1888, Dr. Mercer was married to Mary P. McKee. He is survived by the wife and two sons Robert and Barclay. and one daughter, Mrs. M. O. Allen. Two brothers and four sisters survive also. They are; E. E. mercer, of Chester, West Virginia; William Mercer, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and Mrs. Rosella Knotts, of Boston, Mass., Mrs. Dora Leach, of Burkestown, Pa., Mrs. Ella Stewart and Mrs. Stella Wylie, of New Cumberland, West Virginia.
The funeral of Dr. Mercer will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home, north of the city, in charge of the Rev. H. O. Frazier and interment will follow in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Source: The Alexandria Times-Tribune (Alexandria, Indiana) Tuesday, August 7,1917  Transcribed by: D. Oberst

Sacripanti Infant
Follansbee - The infant daughter of Ernest and Doris Neely Sacripanti of 1046 Virginia avenue in Follansbee, died shortly after birth on Tuesday evening in the Weirton General Hosptial. Srrvivors include one brother, Raymond; maternal grandfather, Clair Neely of Weirton; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Doinic Sacripanti of Wellsburg. Private Burial will be made on Thursday in Oak Grove cemetery.
[The Weirton Daily Times, 5 Jan 1955 - Trans. by K.T]

Benjamin H. (Spike) Williams
71, died at 4 p.m. today at the Fox Nursing Home in Chester where he had been a patient for the past five years. He last made his home with a sister-in-law, Mrs. Fern Winters, 556 Florida Avenue, Chester. He was born in Elizabeth, West Virginia March 4,1889. His wife, Margaret Kell Williams preceded him in death in 1951. Williams, a potter, was last employed at the Edwin M. Knowles China Company in Newell, retiring in 1954. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Liverpool and the Chester Order of Odd Fellows. Survivors are one niece and two nephews. Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Arner Chester Chapel by Rev. Earliss L. Gleaton of the First Christian Church. Burial will be in the Locust Hill Cemetery. Friends will be received today and Tuesday. Source: The Weirton Daily Times (Weirton, West Virginia) Monday, May 9,1960 Transcribed by: D. Oberst

Dan Zias
Services for Dan Zias of 404 Heights Street were held this morning by the Schwerh? Funeral Home, The Rev. Fr. Michael Kostyk, pastor of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, officiated. Burial was in Chapel Hills Memorial Gardens.
[The Weirton Daily Times, 5 Jan 1955 - Trans. by K.T]


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