Kanawha County, WV
Obituaries and Death Notices

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Harry Mariani
Harry "Bread Man" Mariani, 71, of St. Albans died September 21, 1998, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness. He was a retired printer for Quality Press, Charleston, with 43 years' service. He was a member of the Typographical Union, Charleston, Kanawha Valley Genealogy Society, Nitro, and First Church of the Nazarene, Charleston. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a livelong resident of Kanawha County and attended St. Albans Church of the Nazarene.
Surviving wife, Pauline; daughters, Linda Duffy of Richmond, Virginia, Becky Butler of St. Albans; sons, David of White Sulphur Springs, Steve of Richmond; sister, Betty Jane Martin of Bunnell, Florida; brother, Thomas Mariani of Daytona Beach, Florida; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.
Services were held at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Charles LaRue officiating. Entombment was in Cunningham Memorial Park Upper Mausoleum, St. Albans. [pub. in the KVGS Journal, "Members Obituaries" Section, in Winter 1998 - MZ - tr. by FoFG]

Robt. Martin
Robt. Martin, a well known citizen, of Malden, died last night. [The Charleston Non Pareil, Saturday June 21, 1890]

Captain William O. Martin Dead.
Captain William Oliver Martin departed this life at his pleasant home on Grape street, Monday evening at 11:30, January 2, 1905. The news of his death will be received everywhere with genuine regret and sorrow. He was born in Kanawha county, W. Va., near Malden, 74 years ago, past. His wife survives at 72 years, and to be robbed in her venerable age of her life c_moanion(?) who helped to share the joys and sorrows of life for so many years with her, is a cruel blow, but she is surrounded by kind and willing hearts to offer comfort and consolation. She will not be alone. Captain John, Frank, Harry, James and Phister and daughter Julia, wife of Hon. J M. Watts, and Myrtie, wife of Mr. Will Doepping are all left to comfort and console her in her great loss. His funeral occurred last Thursday. - Extracts from Gallipolis Tribune.  [The Weekly Register.(Point Pleasant, (W)Va.]), January 11, 1905]

Christena Matheny
Mrs. Christena Matheny, widow of Robt. B. Matheny dec'd., who was once sheriff of Bath county, and afterwards conducted a hotel at Monterey, died at her home in Kanawha county W. Va. on the 8th day of Dec, 1893, aged 73 years. [Highland recorder. (Monterey, Highland County, Va.), 05 Jan. 1894]

Elsie Ina Mather

MATHER, Mrs. Elsie Ina—57, of 707 Sixth St. died Saturday morning in St. Francis Hospital after a long illness. She was the widow of the late Maurice Mathes, who was assistant city treasurer for 28 years. Mrs. Mathes was a member of Sixth St. Methodist Church and. a lifelong resident of Charleston, Surviving are a son, James W. of St. Albans, and a grandson. Service will be at 2 p. m. Monday in Bartlett mortuary chapel at Charleston Willi Rev. Maynard Crawford officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park. The body is at the mortuary. [
Sunday Gazette-Mail (Charleston, West Virginia), Nov. 1, 1959 - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy]

Judge Edwin Maxwell
CHARLESTON, W. VA., Feb. 5.-Judge Edwin Maxwell, seventy-eight years of age, representative from Harrison county in the House of Delegates of the State Legislature, now in session, as the oldest member of that body, died here to-night at 8 o'clock after brief illness of pneumonia. He was the first Attorney-General of the State and was a member of the Supreme Court of Appeals for several terms, beside occupying other positions of honor. The remains will be shipped to home of deceased at Clarksburg.  [The Times Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.), 06 Feb. 1903]

Margaret Maynard
Mrs. Maynard, 59, of 1609 Piedmont road fell dead while walking near her home Wednesday evening. Members of the family attributed her death to a heart ailment. Born in Lancashire, England, Mrs. Maynard came to American when a small child. She had been living in Charleston for the last several years.   Surviving are a son, James Jackson of Charleston, and a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Haslan of Newport, R.I. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Barlow mortuary chapel. Burial arrangements are incomplete. [May 4, 1939 The Charleston Daily Mail, Charleston W. Va.]

Maynard Services-Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Maynard, 59 of 1609 Piedmont road who died Wednesday of a heart ailment will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Barlow mortuary chapel. Active pallbearers will be F.S. Fisher, A.--ne, P.A. Walters, H.-. Henigen, L.M. Strahle- and Burton Kelly. Burial will be made in Spring Hill cemetery. [May 5, 1939 The Charleston Daily Mail, Charleston W Va.]

Patrick McCarthy
Patrick McCarthy, who died of pneumonia at the Peyton Friday night, was buried from the Church of the Sacred Heart yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Killinger Bros. had charge of the funeral arrangements.[The Charleston Daily Gazette, Monday May 10, 1897]

Mrs. Samuel McCasson
Mrs. Samuel McCasson died at 10 o'clock this morning at her home on Kanawha Street, of blood poisoning, after an illness of about a week. She was about forty years of age and leaves a husband and two children, the youngest of whom is about ten days old. [The Daily Mail Tribune - Saturday June 18, 1898]

Walter Graham McCormick
Mr. McCormick, a resident of Charleston for 21 years, died Sunday at his home at 404 Wyoming street after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at Bartlett mortuary chapel. Rev. F.M. Ryburn and Rev. Joe B. Overmyer will officiate. Following services the body will be sent to Milboro, Va., for burial. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Rosa R. McCormick; a daughter, Evelyn; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Pack of Omaha, Neb., and Mrs. Alice Jordan of Los Angeles, Calif., and a brother, Charles McCormick of Williamsville, Va. [May 1, 1939 Charleston Daily Mail, Charleston W. Va.]

Mrs. Margaret C  McCOWN
Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church by Fr. Claude Vogel Burial will be. in Spring Hill Cemetery, Mrs. McCown. 86. of 410 Fayette St.. died Friday at her home after a long illness. Surviving are one foster daughter. Mrs. Bertha White Johnstone of Charleston; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday at Owen and Barth mortuary. The body is at the mortuary.

John R. McDonald,
- 62, Charleston, Friday in local hospital. [Charleston Daily Mail, Monday Evening, May 5, 1947 - Sub. by Therman Kellar]

Pfc. Robert Lee McDougal - 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. McDougal of Washington street Sunday at General hospital, Battle Creek, Mich. [Charleston Daily Mail, Monday Evening, May 5, 1947 - Sub. by Therman Kellar]

Florence McCutchean
Miss Florence, the eighteen year old daughter of Joseph McCutchean, living near Wesley Chapel on the Sissonville Road, about five miles from Charleston, died early this morning, after a lingering illness of consumption. [The Daily Mail Tribune - Monday June 19, 1898]

Leata McGinnis

Miss McGinnis, 28, of Clear Creek, died Monday in a Charleston hospital. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Clear Creek Presbyterian church. Burial will follow in a cemetery there. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Virginia McGinnis of Clear Creek; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Carrol of Clear Creek and Mrs. Dorothy Snyder of Washington, and two brothers, Elmer McGinnis of Milburn and Jeff McGinnis of Clear Creek. [May 2, 1939 The Charleston Daily Mail, Charleston W. Va.]

Miss Leata McGinnis - Final rites were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Clear Creek Presbyterian church for Miss McGinnis, 28, of Clear Creek, who died Monday in a Charleston hospital. Burial was to be in a cemetery near the church. [May 3, 1939 Charleston Daily Mail, Charleston W. Va.]

Mrs. Louvella Florence McGrew
Mrs. McGrew, 70, died Saturday at her Villa Route home after an illness of six months. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Valley Grove Methodist church. Rev. J.M. Hypes will officiate and burial will follow in Brown cemetery with the Bartlett and Wynns mortuary of Belle in charge. The body will lie in state at the church an hour before funeral time. Surviving are her husband, James McGrew, a brother, Ernest Goff of Charleston, and four step-daughters. [May 7, 1939 The Charleston Daily Mail, Charleston W.Va.]

Mrs. Telethia McGuire,
79, Gauley Bridge, Sunday In Montgomery hospital. [Charleston Daily Mail, Monday Evening, May 5, 1947 - Sub. by Therman Kellar]

Alberta Meadows
Mrs. Alberta Meadows, colored, died at her home at 1316 Milton street Friday night. She is survived by her husband, J. C. Meadows; a daughter, Mary Charles Meadows; a brother, John H. Allen and a sister, Mrs. Lucy Price, of McKendree. [The Charleston Daily Mail (Charleston, WV)31 Dec 1932, p6]

Medley | Burdette

The remains of the persons, viz: Miss Annie Belle Medley, J. A. Medley and Felix Burdette, who were drowned at Peerless Saturday after-noon have been recovered. The body of the young lady was found about 10 o'clock Sunday morning and taken to Slaughter's Creek for interment, and the body of Medley and Burdette were recovered - the former Sunday evening, and were brought to this city yesterday and will be interred today on Cooper's Creek. Burdette's body was brought down on the Sonoma last evening. [The Charleston Daily Gazette, Tuesday, March 15, 1892]

Mrs. Orle Miller — 65 of Turtle Creek, Boone County, died Monday at her home after a long inness. She was a member of the Olive Branch Baptist Church at Turtle Creek. Surviving are her husband, Melvin A.; three sons, Lando and Gorden, both of Turtle Creek, and Keith of Cleveland, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Georgia Wood of Beckley, and Mrs. Sadie Thompson of Turtle Creek: two half-brothers, Jennings Pauley and Perchie Cairo, both of Charleston; three half-sisters, Mrs. Lola Jenkins and Mrs. Ada Crank, both of Charleston, and Mrs. Lena Elwick of Florida: and 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Service will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday in Olive Branch Baptist Church with Charlie McNutt officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Turtle Creek. The body is at Hunter and Hunter Funeral Home at Madison and will be taken to the residence at 4 p. m. today and to the church an hour before the service [Charleston Gazette, Tuesday, October 10, 1961 - Sub. by The Obit Lady]

Nancy Moles
Mrs. Nancy Moles, 98 years old, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Frank Jones, of Coopers creek, Saturday morning. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ida Acres, of Freedom, Pa.; Mrs. Bessie Williams, of Big Chimney and Mrs. Jones, and one son, H. S. Moles, of Aaron fork. [The Charleston Daily Mail (Charleston, WV)31 Dec 1932, p6]

Carrie Morgan
On Wednesday evening one of the saddest visitations of death occurred in the family of John Morgan, in the decease of his estimable daughter, Miss Carrie Morgan, after a brief illness. The direct cause of her death is attributed to brain trouble, superinduced by a carbuncle, on her arm and the debilitated condition of her health. Deceased was but eighteen years of age, beautiful of face and form, a gentle, obedient, dutiful daughter, an amiable associate, charitable to a fault, and a devout consistent member of the First Presbyterian Church. The sympathies of the entire community are extended to the sorrowing family. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dr. Barr, at the residence on Laidley Street, at 3 o'clock on Friday. [The State Tribune, June 1887]

John Morgan,
 70, farmer of Winfield, Sunday after long illness at home. [Charleston Daily Mail, Monday Evening, May 5, 1947 - Sub. by Therman Kellar]

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]

Maysel M. Morgan
MORGAN, Mrs. Maysel M.— 51, of Falling Rock, died Saturday at her home alter a long illness. Surviving are her husband, D. J. Morgan; four daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Young of Failing Rock. Mrs. Norma Jarvis of Cleveland, Ohio. Mrs. Carolyn Poteer. of San Diego, Calif., and Miss Delma Morgan at home: a son. Johnny at home; her mother, Mrs. Crecy Young of Falling Rock; two brothers. Everett Young of Akron, Ohio, and Rome Young of Clendenin; and four grandchildren. Service will be conducted at 2 p. m. Monday in Jordan Chapel Methodist Church at Falling Rock by Rev. Holly M. Hensiey. Burial will be in Rucker Cemetery on Jordan Creek. The body is at Albert Myers and Son mortuary at Elkview. [
Sunday Gazette-Mail (Charleston, West Virginia), Nov. 1, 1959 - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy]

Aurilla Moore
This morning Dr. A. R. Barbee, who is here as a member of the State Board of Health, received a telegram from Point Pleasant, announcing the death of Mrs. Aurilla Moore, wife of ex-Supreme Judge C. P. T. Moore, which occurred last night. Mrs. Moore was a sister of the late Thos. B. Kline, and was a very estimable woman. [The Charleston Daily Gazette, Wednesday April 21, 1897]

Bettie Moore
Murder of Miss Bettie Moore, the sixteen year old daughter of Rev. Mr. Moore, on Slack's Branch of Blue Creek. [Read The Charleston Daily Gazette, Friday, March 11, 1892] to view the whole story]

Rachel Moore
Died on Friday, at 12 o'clock, Mrs. Rachel Moore, the wife of S. S. Moore, after an illness of about a fortnight. The funeral services will be conducted from the State Street Church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. (The July 9 issue of this paper says that she died of heart disease in the 42nd year of her age and that she was the beloved wife of Samuel S. Moore.) [The State Tribune, Saturday July 2, 1887]

Thomas Moore
Mr. Thomas Moore, aged seventy four years, died at the residence of his son, Mr. S. S. Moore, on Court Street last Wednesday night. His funeral took place at his son's residence on Thursday afternoon. [The West Virginia Courier, Wednesday, June 7, 1876]

Emma Morrison
Last rites for Mrs. Emma Morrison, 67 years old, who died at her home in Lee street Thursday, were to be held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday at the home. Burial was was to be in Spring Hill cemetery. She is survived by her husband. E.L. Morrison, and five daughters and three sons. [The Charleston Daily Mail (Charleston, WV) 31 Dec 1932, p6]

Lucy F. Morrison
Mrs. Lucy F. Morrison, wife of the late Geo. M. Morrison, died on Thursday, aged fifty three years. Deceased had been a sufferer for some time with a complication of disease, brought on by a stroke of paralysis. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church for many years, from where the funeral services will take place today, conducted by Rev. Dr. Barr. [The State Tribune, Saturday July 2, 1887]

Margaret Exline Mundy
Mundy Rites-Final rites for Mrs. Margaret Exline Mundy, 3-, of South Charleston, who died Saturday in a Charleston hospital, were to be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Darlington M.E. church. Rev. O.H. Dorsey, assisted by Rev. Kenneth Learey, was to officiate and burial was to follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Mrs. Mundy was the wife of R.L. Mundy, building contractor. The body was to lie in state at the church for an hour before funeral time.
[May 1, 1939 The Charleston Daily Mail, Charleston West Virginia ]

MULLINS - One of the children of Wm H. Mullins, of Buffalo Creek, Clay County, aged about five months was burned to death on the 24th day of October, 1869. [Wednesday, November 10, 1869, WV Journal - reprinted in KVGS Journal, Winter 1996]

J. Murphy
J. Murphy, of Sewell, principal witness in a U. S. Revenue case, was suddenly killed the other day by the falling of slate in a coal bank where he was working. [The State Tribune, Saturday July 22, 1882]

W. S. Murrill
The remains of W. S. Murrill, who died last Wednesday at his home on the Southside, were interred yesterday afternoon in the family burial ground, near the residence. [The Charleston Daily Gazette, Friday December 13, 1895]


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