Jackson County West Virginia

Obituaries and Death Notices

Samuel L. Blaine
an uncle of James G. Blaine, died at the age of 70 in Ravenswood, West Virginia, on the 13th. He lived in Maysville the greater part of his life, and was one of the four men in that city who voted for Abraham Lincoln in 1860, for which he was burned in effigy. Source: Southwestern Christian Advocate, (New Orleans, LA) Thursday, September 27, 1883; pg. 5

John Okey Cossin
age, 77, of Cottageville, died Saturday at his home after a long illness. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife. Mary; a son. John Jr. with the U. S. Air Force in South Carolina: two daughters. Mrs. Hazel Mclntyre of Ripley and Mrs. Grace Coyle of Malvern. Ohio: four brothers. Rill, Lonnie and Otis, all of Cottageville. and Theodore of Leon; a sister. Mrs. Lora Stover of Pittsburgh, Pa.; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Service will be at 2 p. m. Monday in Creston EUB Church with Rev. Glen Black and Rev. I. J. McCullon officiating. Burial will be in Creston Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church from Caston mortuary at Evans at the service time. Source: Nov 1, 1959, Sunday Gazette Mail - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy

Abigail Alice Landon Fritz
Was born in Ravenswood, West Virginia, March 27, 1855, died at her home in Whiting, Kansas, April 3, 1920, age 65 years and 7 days. Thirty-five years ago she came to Holton, Kansas, where later she was united in marriage to James B. Fritz, September 25, 1887. To them were born four children who survive. Early in life she was converted and united with the Methodist Church South, later uniting with the Methodist Episcopal Church of Circleville, Kansas, which was the place of residence of the family before coming to Whiting three years ago. During her  residence in Whiting she was affiliated with the church here. Her true Christian spirit expressed itself in a beautiful devotion and consecration to the Master's service. she was always found ready to do her Master's bidding and was faithful to his cause.
On the day of her death before the sudden illness came on, she was in the best of spirits and her faith was never stronger. Death came as she had wished it might, suddenly and without lingering illness. She leaves to mourn her loss, a husband, James B. Fritz, four children, Ethel E., Clarence O., Effie E. and Lulu J. Fritz, all of whom were present at the funeral service. Besides the immediate family she leaves an aged mother, three brothers, and sisters, a number of more distant relatives and a host of friends. The funeral service was held from the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. James H. Sutton, at 3:00 p. m., April 6, and interment was made in the Holton cemetery the following day. Whiting Journal. Source: Holton Recorder (Holton, Kansas) Thursday, April 15, 1920  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst

David Ernest Hood
Was born June 5th, 1887, in Ripley, West Virginia, and departed this life June 20,1922, in Frankfort, Kansas, at the age of 44 years and 15 days. His three children, Gerald, Melvin, and Beulah are left to mourn with his mother, two brothers, and two sisters. Source: The Frankfort Daily Index ( Frankfort, Kansas)  Saturday, June 4,1922   Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst

Gertrude Mildred Kevicki
Kevicki Service Held Here Monday.  Mrs. Gertrude Mildred Kevicki, 43-year old wife of Andrew J. Kevicki of Ripley died enroute to Charleston hospital late Saturday morning of a heart attack. She suffered the attack at her home here and Dr. E. D. Staats was summoned.  He called the Parsons ambulance. Immediately after he found her condition to be critical and went along to administer oxygen, however death came before she reached the hospital. She was born at Pierre, South Dakota on June 15, 1915, a daughter of Henry J. and Peterke Smith Brummer. She came here with her husband more than a year ago. He is connected with the Kaiser Corporation.   The funeral service was held on Monday at the Parsons funeral home with Rev. Homer Hicks of the E.U.B. church officiating and the body was taken to Portsmouth, Ohio for cremation.   Surviving are the husband, Andrew J. Kevicki, a son, Jess Lewis Kevicki of Iowa, and a daughter, Andrea Joan at home. Source: 14 Mar 1958, The Jackson Herald

Alma Miller
Mrs. Alma Miller, 73, of Woodward Dr, Rte 1, died today (Jan 15, 1971) at Thomas  Memorial Hospital. Survivors, husband Alta, sons Herbert and Dewey of Cleveland, Ohio, Hershel and Kermit of Charleston; daughters Mrs. Ruth Thomas and Mrs. Virginia McClure of Charleston; sisters Mrs. Lola Sigmon of Charleston. Friends may call at the Cunningham Funeral Home Saturday.  Submitted by Leslie McKuskey

Mr. and Mrs. William Powell
"Near Ravenswood, W.Va., Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Powell were killed by lightning while sitting in their home."  Atchison Daily Champion, (Atchison, KS) Wednesday, May 30, 1888

Charles Welden Rawson
b. June 16, 1916 Clay WV  d. June 12, 2008 Charleston, WV. C.W. "Dumpy" Rawson, 91, of Charleston passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was born June 16, 1916, at Elkhurst, a son of the late Robert Tildon and Laura Margaret Counts Rawson. He was also preceded in death by one son, Frederick W. Rawson, three sisters, and three brothers.    C. W. was a retired printer for King Printing and he was a charter member of the Elk Hills Presbyterian Church. C.W. and Maysel were married at Schwamb Memorial Presbyterian Church Oct. 2, 1936. Survivors include his loving wife of 71 ½ years, Maysel Faye Ross Rawson; two daughters, Cris Rawson Young and her husband, Phil, of Clearwater, Fla., Janie Rawson Duncan and her husband, Ron, of Charleston; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret "Billie" Samples of Ocala, Fla. Memorial service will be conducted Saturday, June 14, at 3 p.m. at the Elk Hills Presbyterian Church, Viking Road, Charleston, WV 25302 with the Revs. Jim Robinson and Tom Young officiating. Burial will be at a later date at the Rawson Family Cemetery, Clay County.    Visitation will be Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the church. Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of the arrangements. Submitted by Leslie McKuskey

Henry Stout
of Ripley, West Virginia, a brother of C. M. Stout of Burlington, died Wednesday, September 10,1913 very suddenly of heart failure. He was 68 years old and is survived by his brother here and a sister, Mrs. Leslie, of Ripley. There had been twelve brothers and sisters but only two now survive. Source: The Daily Republican (Burlington, Kansas) Monday, September 22,1913  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst

Mrs. George J. Walker
The wife of George J. Walker, of Jackson county, died in Cincinnati several days ago and her remains were taken to her home in Jackson county for burial. Capt. Walker is well known here and his many friends will regret to hear of his misfortune. The Charleston Daily Gazette, Wednesday, February 8, 1893

Isabel O. Walter
Wife of Robert Walter, died at the home of her daughter. Mrs. E. E. Hagerman, in this city Friday, May 26,1905 at 5:30 p.m. She was ill many years but was bedfast only six weeks. A postmortem examination conducted by Drs. T. A. Coleman and C. W. Longenecker revealed cancer of the liver to be the cause of death. The funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Hagerman, conducted by Rev. W. H. Moore, pastor of the M. E. church of which the deceased had long been a faithful and consistent member.  Deceased was born at Ripley, West Virginia, Jan.,30, 1844. She was married to Robert Walter at Montrose, Mo., Jan 30, 1878, and the family came to Barber county, Kansas in 1885, locating at Deerhead but afterward removing to this city. A husband and two children-Mrs. E. E. Hagerman and Claude E. Walter-are the surviving members of the family. Two children died in infancy. A sister, Mrs. T. C. Stewart of Deerhead, and a brother at Emporia also live to mourn her death. Mrs. Walter was 61 years, 3 months, and 26 days of age. a kind and affectionate wife and mother is gone and the community has lost a good woman. The sympathy of all goes out to those who mourn. Source: Barber County Index (Medicine Lodge, Kansas) Wednesday, May 31,1905  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst




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