Harrison County, West Virginia

Obituaries and Death Notices



 


Harvey Barnes
Two Killed by Exploding Boiler.
Clarksburg, W. Va.Harvey Barnes, aged 24, an employee of the South Penn Oil company, was blown to pieces and Huber Rankin, farm boss, was fatally injured, when a boiler at an oil well, near Bristol, exploded Wednesday. [Alma, Wabaunsee County, Kansas October 23, 1908 Page 2 - BZ - Sub by FoFG]

Mrs. Elizabeth Baxter
Adamston Women Taken By Death
Widow of John Baxter, dies early Tuesday morning. Mrs. Elizabeth Baxter, relict of John Baxter, deceased, died at her home in Adamston Tuesday morning at 3 o’clock after an illness with grip and other ailments. Mrs. Baxter was 78 years old and is survived by four children as follows: Lloyd, Elmer, and Clarence Baxter, and Mrs. August Wickenhoover. She was an estimable women and many friends are made sad over her death. The funeral will take place some time Thursday, arrangements for the same not having been completed as yet. The burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Source: The Daily Telegram, (Clarksburg, West Virginia), Tuesday, February 26, 1907  Transcribed by: D. Oberst

Caleb Boggess
DEAD. We regret to learn that a son Caleb Boggess, Esq., of Clarksburg, aged seventeen, died quite suddenly one day last week. He is said to have been a youth of unusual brilliancy and promise, and his untimely death is deeply deplored by all who knew him. To his afflicted parents we tender our deepest sympathy. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Tuesday, September 8, 1874; tr. by FoFG mz]

Miss Margaret Brennan
The Funeral of  Miss Margaret Brennan who died in Weston at 10:30 o’clock Sunday morning after an extended illness will take place in this city Tuesday morning. Funeral will be held at the St. Charles hotel at 10 o’clock and the interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Miss Brennan was 45 years of age and was a daughter of the late Mrs. Ellen P. Brennan, who died here a few months ago. While she had been in poor health for a long time her death was rather unexpected. She was the last member of the Brennan family which resided in Clarksburg for two or three generations. The body arrived in Clarksburg Monday from Weston. Source: The Daily Telegram, (Clarksburg, West Virginia), Monday, April 13, 1908  Transcribed by: D. Oberst

John Danley
John Danley, more familiarly known as Jack Danley, died at 8:18 Thursday morning at the home of his son, Favious Danley, southwest of Elgin (Oklahoma) and was buried about 7 o'clock that evening in the Elgin cemetery. Death was caused from paralysis from which he had been suffering for three weeks and during his last illness he was unable to speak. His daughter, Mrs. Eva Lee, was called here recently from Colorado, as relatives knew the end was gradually approaching. Deceased was born in Harrison county, W. Va., March 8, 1849, being 75 years and 6 months old. He was united in marriage with Miss Ida Hickman in 1875, who preceded him in death Aug. 23, 1884. To this union were born two children, mentioned above. He came to Oklahoma at the opening and for several years has made his home with his son. [Farmers Champion, Elgin, Oklahoma, September 14, 1921 - DD -Sub by FoFG]

Judson Golden
Passes away at his home in Broad Oaks Addition.
After a lingering illness with Bright’s disease, Judson Golden, of Broad Oaks, died in a local hospital Monday morning at 6’o’clock. He was 65 years old and leaves his wife and three children. The second wife, three daughters and one son survive. The daughters are Mrs. Rose Wagner, Mrs. H. U. Crummit, and Miss Gladis Golden, of the city; and the son is Earl Golden, of Iola, Kansas. The funeral will take place Tuesday at noon with burial in the cemetery at Lost Creek. Source: The Daily Telegram, (Clarksburg, West Virginia), Monday, April 13, 1908  Transcribed by: D. Oberst

John S. Hoffman
Hon. John S. Hoffman, late judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Va., died at Clarksburg on Sunday the 18th inst. During the war he served as the Colonel of the 31st Virginia regiment and was noted for his gallantry. [Staunton spectator., (Staunton, Va.) November 27, 1877 - KT - Sub by FoFG]

Mr. & Mrs. David M. McKay
David M. McKay and his wife were instantly killed and a team of horses and a wagon blown to atoms by the explosion of forty quarts of nitro glycerin. McKay who is a well known well shooter, was driving from Salem, W. Va., to the old field near that town with the  explosive in a "glycerin wagon" to shoot a well which had been drilled in. No one was in the vicinity at the time and the exact cause of the explosion will probably never be known. A great hole was torn in the ground by the force of explosive. Only the axle of the wagon was found. Source: The Weekly Register (Point Pleasant, West Virginia) September 20, 1905  Transcribed by: D. Oberst

Thomas Mulhenan
CLARKSBURG, July 4. Thomas Mulhenan, the popular hotel keeper of Clarksburg, died this morning from a bilious attack. His death was unexpected. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Thursday, July 5, 1888; tr. by FoFG mz]

Mrs. Patterson
CLARKSBURG, W. VA, April 20. The funeral of Mrs. Patterson, who died on yesterday, occurred to-day. She was a highly esteemed and respected lady, and the mother of the late Mrs. Daniel Boughner. She was almost one hundred years old. Her many friends and relatives have the sympathy of this community in their sad bereavement. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Tuesday, 21 Apr. 1891; tr. by FoFG mz]

Grant Pew
CLARKSBURG, W. VA., July 15. Grant Pew, a prominent young man and son of Jasper Pew, of this place, died this evening. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Wednesday, July 16, 1890; tr. by FoFG mz]

Huber Rankin
Two Killed by Exploding Boiler.
Clarksburg, W. Va.Harvey Barnes, aged 24, an employee of the South Penn Oil company, was blown to pieces and Huber Rankin, farm boss, was fatally injured, when a boiler at an oil well, near Bristol, exploded Wednesday. [Alma, Wabaunsee County, Kansas October 23, 1908 Page 2 - BZ - Sub by FoFG]

Virginia C. Rapp
Clarksburg, W. Va., April 30. Mrs. Virginia Caroline Rapp, aged 88, widow of Joseph D. Rapp and member of a prominent West Virginia family, died today. Her husband years ago was a merchant at Buckhannon and before his death was a justice of the peace here. Six children survive. [Baltimore American (Baltimore, MD) Saturday, May 1, 1920; tr. by FoFG mz]

Bennett Rider
CLARKSBURG, W. VA, October 11. Bennett Rider, an old and highly respected citizen, living near West Milford, this county, suddenly died on yesterday. He leaves a large family. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Sunday, October 12, 1890; tr. by FoFG mz]

D. W. Robinson
CLARKSBURG, June 21. D. W. Robinson, a prominent citizen of this place, died this morning. He held several important offices, and his death is a sad blow to the community. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Sunday, June 22, 1890; tr. by FoFG mz]

William Stewart
CLARKSBURG, April 1. This morning, William Stewart, a prominent citizen of this city, and father of Jas. H. Stewart, died at the residence of his granddaughter, Mrs. C. F. Thompson. He was almost a hundred years old, and leaves many friends and relatives. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Tuesday, 2 Apr. 1889; tr. by FoFG mz]

Charles Seciece
Child Dies From Loss Of Blood From Wound In His Hand
The funeral of Charles Seciece, aged 8 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Seciece, of Erie, who died in a local hospital Monday night at 9 o’clock from the loss of blood from a wound he received in his hand while playing at his home, will be held at the Siers-Kearus undertaking chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The burial will follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery. Source: The Daily Telegram, (Clarksburg, West Virginia), Tuesday, August 13, 1912  Transcribed by: D. Oberst

George W. Tucker
54 years old, a well-known engineer of Shinnston died in a local hospital Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock after a short illness of a complication of diseases. The deceases man is survived by his widow, and a son, Charles W. Tucker, of Cameron. The body will be taken to his home at Shinnston Friday evening at 7:30 o’clock. The funeral will be held at the home Sunday afternoon, burial following in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Source: The daily telegram (Clarksburg, West Virginia) November 3,1911 Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst

George W. Wolfe
Passes away, dies at his home at West Milford at an age of nearly eighty years.
Died at his home at West Milford early Thursday morning of diseases incident to old age after an illness of some duration. Mr. Wolfe was in his 80th year. Surviving are his aged wife, who is a sister of County Commissioner Benjamin Brown Shout, and a son, Homer Wolfe. Two daughters are dead, namely Mrs. Leo Donatelle, of Boston, and Miss Ella Wolfe.
Mr. Wolfe was a resident of Clarksburg many years, but fifteen years or more ago moved to West Milford, where he had since resided. He was a pioneer citizen and very widely known in Harrison and other counties. The funeral will be held at West Milford at 10 o’clock Friday morning and interment will be at the Odd Fellows cemetery here at noon. Source: The Daily Telegram, (Clarksburg, West Virginia), Thursday, March 21, 1907  Transcribed by: D. Oberst


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