Lewis County West Virginia

Obituaries and Death Notices

Margaret Bennett
Deaths at Weston.
WESTON, W. VA., November 4. Mrs. Margaret Bennett, wife of Hon. J. M. Bennett, of this place, died from neuralgia of the heart at an early hour this morning.[Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Friday, November 5, 1886; transcribed 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

J. N. Camden,
Ex-Senator and Capitalist

BALTIMORE, Md., April 25 Ex-United States Senator J. N. Camden, of West Virginia, died here today of congestion of the kidneys, at the age of 80. He had been ill for two weeks. At his bedside were his wife and son, J. N. Camden, Jr., and General and Mrs. B. D. Spillman, the latter Senator Camden's daughter. Johnson Newlon Camden was born in Lewis County, Va., March 6, 1828. He spent two years at West Point and then took up the practice of law. He was identified with the first petroleum operations of West Virginia, and headed a company that afterward merged with the Standard Oil Company, of which company he was a director. He was president of the Monongahela River Railroad and of the West Virginia & Pittsburgh Railroad. In 1872 he ran for Governor of West Virginia, but was defeated. He was a Democratic United States Senator from West Virginia from 1871 to 1877 and from 1893 to 1895. [The Sunday Oregonian (Portland, OR) April 26, 1908 - Submitted by Jim Dezotell]

W. H. Camden
Weston, W. Va., July 31.-W. H. Camden, a guest at the Bailey House,took poison and dies at 2 o'clock this morning. He left a letter saying that he was disappointed in love. A Baltimore and Ohio meal ticket dated Akron, Ohio, and a pawn ticket for $8 on a watch dated Cumberland, Maryland, July 24, were found. Camden was conscious up to death. He gave his home address as Ledonia, N. C., but claimed he had no relatives. Source: The York Daily (York, Pennsylvania) Thursday, August 1,1912  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst

A. L. Chidlster
WESTON, W. VA, January 29 Engineer A. L. Chidlster, who was injured while repairing his engine, in the yards of the West Virginia and Pittsburgh R. R., one week ago to-day, died this morning from blood poisoning. Mr. Chidlsters left leg was amputated just above the ankle, and was getting along nicely until last Saturday, when gangrene set it, making it almost impossible to save his life even by another amputation. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Wednesday, January 30, 1895; transcribed by FoFG mz]

John Collins
Weston, W. Va. John Collins, aged 72, a former magistrate and Lewis county commissioner, died Wednesday of acute indigestion. He engaged in farming until a few years ago, when he retired and moved to Weston. A widow, three sons and four daughters survive. [Sun (Baltimore, MD) Saturday, August 31, 1918; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Adam Crites
Died recently at his residence in Weston, West Virginia. He was known far and wide as a walking skeleton. Five or six years ago his muscles began to wear away and continued to do so until he became so emaciated that there was actually nothing but skin and bones left. He was fifty years old, a little above the average height, and weight but forty pounds. He was able to walk about until a few days before his death. Every bone in his body was distinctly outlined, and by lying a hand on his stomach his backbone could be plainly felt underneath. His case baffled the learning of all the physicians that waited on him. Source: The Palmyra Spectator (Palmyra, Missouri) Friday, May 22,1885  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst

John Curran
John Curran and three others were killed by a train near Weston, West Virginia. Source: Murfreesboro Index (Murfreesboro, North Carolina) Friday, October 14,1892  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst

Mrs. S. Dawson
WESTON, W. VA., July 16. Mrs. S. Dawson, mother of T. G. Dawson, the popular saloon keeper, died with paralysis very suddenly to-night at eight o'clock, at her home on Centre street. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Wednesday, July 17, 1889; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Samuel Donaghy
Once a well-known politician of Maryland, and a warm personal friend of Martin Van Buren  and James Buchanan, died in the State Lunatic Asylum at Weston, West Virginia, on Friday, at the age of 80 years. He had been an inmate of the asylum for forty years. Source: Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Monday, February 25, 1884  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst

T.B. Edmiston
EDMISTON At Weston, West Virginia, September 18th, Dr. T.B. Edmiston, of acute gastritis. Dr. Edmiston graduated at Bellevue, New York in 1868, and was in his 31st year at the time of his death. [The Medical and Surgical Reporter, Philadelphia, Oct 9, 1875. D.G. Brinton, M.D., Editor. -- Submitted by Linda Rodriguez]

Hattie Farris
Deaths at Weston.WESTON, W. VA., November 4. Miss Hattie Farris, a young lady residing near Clarksburg, who was thrown out of a buggy a few weeks ago, died from her injuries at one o'clock this morning.[Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Friday, November 5, 1886; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Henry Flesher
WESTON, W. VA., December 13. Mr. Henry Flesher, father-in-law of the ex-postmaster of Aspinall, one of the oldest citizens of Weston, died at his home at one o'clock this morning from general debility. He was 79 years of age, and at one time owned the ground on which the Hospital for the Insane now stands. His funeral takes place to-morrow morning. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Wednesday, December 14, 1887; transcribed by FoFG mz]
Mrs. Wm. G. Harrison
Weston, W. Va., March 3. Mrs. Wm. G. Harrison, formerly of Weston, died in Baltimore this morning suddenly.[Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Wednesday, March 4, 1896; transcribed by FoFG mz]
Lieutenant Elton C. Herzman
Pensacola, Fla., Jan 3.- Lieutenants Frank Sloman of Oakland, Calif., and Elton C. Herzman, of Weston, West Virginia, aviators from the naval air station here. were killed late today when their plane went into a nose dive at an altitude of 1,000 feet and crashed off Fort Barrancas wharf. Lieutenant Sloman was acting as instructor and Lieutenant Herzman was making his first flight at the station, having arrived here today. The former, who was 28 years of age, is survived by a widow and a ten months' old baby. Source: Arizona Republic ( Phoenix, Arizona) Wednesday January 4,1922  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst

A man named Kane, residing on Judge Noah Lifes farm, on Lifes Run, Lewis county, last week fell off a wagon heavily loaded with rails, which ran over him and injured him so he died in six hours afterward. We are informed that he leaves a wife and family to mourn his untimely death.[Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Monday, June 8, 1885; transcribed by FoFG mz]
Ed. McDonnell
WESTON, W. VA., April 15. Ed. McDonnell died at the Hospital for Insane this evening at 2 o'clock. His remains will be taken to Burton for burial on Wednesday. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Tuesday, April 16, 1889; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Mrs. Newton Pateson
Mrs. Newton Pateson, of Rush Run, Lewis county, died Wednesday night at 10 o'clock, from injuries sustained by a fall. About six o'clock in the evening she was found by her husband unconscious in a sitting posture at the bottom of the cellar steps. Physicians were summoned immediately, and on their arrival found her skull was fractured and that she was beyoun human skill. It is supposed that she slipped and fell, striking her head against the side of the cellar wall. [Sept. 27, 1886, Wheeling Register {Wheeling, WV} Vol. 24 Issue 76 Pg 4]

George E. Price
Once prominent in Virginia politics, died at the asylum for the insane at Weston, West Virginia, a few days ago, age 80 years. He was a member of the Virginia senate when he lost his mind, forty-six  years ago. He has been in Staunton and Weston asylums ever since. Source: The Durham Recorder (Durham, North Carolina) Wednesday, May 15, 1895  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst

Patrick Tierney
WESTON, April 30. Mr. Patrick Tierney, a well-known citizen of Weston, died suddenly of paralysis of the heart here to-night. He complained during the course of the day to several persons of a peculiar feeling in the head, and was taken suddenly ill about nine o'clock to-night, and was carried home and died in a few minutes. He was about seventy-two years of age and leaves a large family.[Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Tuesday, May 1, 1888; transcribed by FoFG mz]

William V. Snyder
Baltimore, Oct. 21.- An unknown man, suppose to be William V. Snyder, of Weston, West Virginia, registered at the  Eutaw house last night. At noon today he was found lying unconscious on the bed with three bullet wounds in his head. A revolver and an empty laudanum phiallay beside him. He died without regaining consciousness. He was very thin and pale and appeared to be in the last stages of consumption. Source: The Semi-Weekly Gazette (York, Pennsylvania) Saturday, October 24,1896  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst


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