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The remains of the late Senator Kenna, of West Virginia, were buried in Mount Olive cemetery, near Charleston on Saturday. [Alexandria Gazette., (Alexandria, D.C.) January 16, 1893 - Sub by FoFG]

-- The late Senator Kenna was buried in the Catholic cemetery at Charleston last Saturday.  Father Marlborough who was recently stationed in Clarksburg, assisted in the funeral rites. [The Clarksburg Telegram, Clarksburg WV, January 20 1893]

John Stevenson Kay
Kay Infant-Burial was made Tuesday morning in Reamer Hill cemetery for John Stevenson Kay, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt Kay of Clendenin. The infant died Monday at home. Surviving are the grandparents. The Albert Myers and Son mortuary of Elkview was in charge of arrangements. [May 2, 1939 The Charleston Daily Mail Charleston W. Va.]

Lewis Morgan | John Kent | Abner Nash | Selina Sansford
Sunday was a fatal day among the colored population of this city. In the morning Lewis Morgan, who resided in Payne's Alley died from old age. It is claimed that he was one hundred and five years old. John Kent, aged about sixty years, also died in the early part of the day at his home on Reynolds Street. He had been in bad health for some time. At night Abner Nash, who was paralyzed last week died in Payne's alley and yesterday morning Mrs. Selina Sansford, aged about forty eight, died suddenly at her home in Elk City. [The Charleston Daily Gazette, Tuesday, March 22, 1892]

Mrs. Nancy Caroline King
Mrs. King, 80, died after a long illness Saturday at the home of a son P.B. King of 1512 Seventh avenue. The body was removed to the Noble Long mortuary. Mrs. King was a member of the Florida Street Church of God. Surviving also are two daughters, Mrs. Ella Flippins and Mrs. Bruce Cummings of Charleston, and two other sons, Jesse King of Kenna, and E.W. King of Akron, O.
[May 7, 1939 The Charleston Daily Mail, Charleston W.Va. ]

Capt. E. H. Kirlin
Capt. E. H. Kirlin died at his home in Washington City last Friday. Capt. Kirlin was well known here, having been a government inspector on the Kanawha river improvements from 1876 to 1884. He superintended the building of the first lock and dam on the Kanawha river. [The Kanawha Gazette, Wednesday, July 12, 1893]

H. L. Kirtley
Kirtley Services - Funeral services for H. L. Kirtley, 67 years old, prominent lumberman, who died Friday at his home in Ruffner avenue, will be held at the residence at 3 o'clock Sunday. Rev. Wilbur V. Mallalieu and Rev. Ernest Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Hill cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Charles M. Malcolm, Thomas D. Mays, Harry L. Blubaugh, W. A. Carroll, J. Hunter McClintic, Carl F. Daniels, Norman B. Fitzhugh and J. E. Campbell.
Honorary pallbearers will include E.A. Reid, Dr. W.S. Shepherd. Dr. James Putney, H.B. Davenport, R. J. Carroll, Judge George W. McClintic, Isaac Loewenstein and W.B. Mathews.
At the time of his death, Mr. Kirtley was a director of the Wilderness Lumber company, secretary-treasurer of the West Virginia Lumbermens' association, vice president and secretary of the Flynn Coal and Lumber company, and a director of several other corporations.
Surviving him are a daughter, Mrs. Harry S. Gordon; a son, William L. Kirtley; a stepson, Donnally R. Morris, all of Charleston; and three sisters, Mrs. Ells Woods, of Charleston; Mrs. Willie Middleton, of Pomona, Calif., and Mrs. Bessie C. Kirtley, of Cincinnati. [The Charleston Daily Mail (Charleston, WV)31 Dec 1932, p6]

John Klaren
From the fact that the young man who suicided at the Indiana Hotel at Cincinnati on the 11th of this month wore a hat which had been purchased from Petty and Werthimer here and from the further fact that John Klaren, a young man aged twenty five, whose parents reside in the Frankenberger cottage on Lee Street, and who formerly worked for John Alleman, the baker, left here on April 6th, had such a hat on when he left and has not been heard from since, it is being thought and feared by some that it was young Klaren who committed the rash act.
He left here because he had been summoned before the grand jury of the criminal court and did not want to testify before that body.
His aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mat Klaren, are very much distressed because of the rumors and the description of the young man and his papers correspond to that of young Klaren.
The suicide was committed by taking strychnine.
The friends and relatives of young Klaren are not able to assign any cause whatever why he should have take (sic) his own life and it is hoped that further investigation will verify the fact that it was some other person.
Young Klaren left here on No. Three, of the C. & O., on April the 6th. [The Charleston Daily Gazette, Monday April 26, 1897]
Some days ago Prof. Jacoby wrote to the chief of police of Cincinnati requesting a photograph of the young man who committed suicide at the Indiana Hotel in that city on April 11, a full account of which was published in yesterday's Gazette, and this morning the picture came, which was readily identified by Mrs. And Mrs. Mathias Klaren as their son, John, and there remains no further doubt, as to the fact that it was he who took his own life by the use of strychnine.
The aged parents are very much distressed and cannot divine any reason for the deed. It is said that the young man, who was about twenty five years old, had been in bad health all winter and was at times somewhat despondent, but he never expressed any purpose whatever of ending his life. [The Charleston Daily Gazette, Tuesday April 27, 1897]

Dr. A. L. Knight

Dr. A. L. Knight, of Mason County, one of the pioneer physicians of the Ohio Valley, died at his home in West Columbia last night. He was the father of Mrs. F. S. Bown, of this city. [The Charleston Daily Gazette, Friday May 28, 1897]

J. J. Krantz
J. J. Krantz, a prominent resident of Malden, died at 5 o'clock this morning after an illness of two weeks from a stroke of paralysis. He was fifty three years of age, and leaves a wife and family. He was a Mason, an Odd Fellow, a Knight of Pythias, a Red Man and an American Mechanic. He has been engaged in the grocery business at Malden for a number of year and was well known and highly esteemed. The funeral will be in charge of the Malden lodge of Odd Fellows and will be conducted at the Methodist church at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning by Dr. A. J. Lyda. The remains will be brought here by the steamer Kanawha Belle and interred at Spring Hill. [The Daily Mail Tribune - Saturday June 25, 1898]


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