Lincoln County WV
Obituaries and Death Notices
LEWIS, SAMUEL --
Mr. Samuel Lewis, living on Trace Creek, in Lincoln county, was found
dead in his bed, Friday morning December 19th, age 75 years. [December
29, 1884, Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV)]
McCLURE, HENRY C.
-- 76, of Tango, Lincoln County, died Saturday at his home after a
long illness. He was a member Joes Creek Baptist Church at Tango and a
lifelong resident of Lincoln County. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary
Made McClure: five sons;. Clay of Tango. Ray of Madison. Grant of
Toledo, Ohio, Isaac and Keha, both of Charleston: three daughters. Mrs.
Daisy Hughes of Tango. Mrs. Rena Bycek of Charleston and Mrs. Lillian
Roach of South Charleston; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Service will be conducted at 2 p. m. Monday in Forks Of Coal Baptist
Church by Rev. Dorsey McCormick. Burial will be in Midkiff Cemetery at
Sumerco. The body is at Curry mortuary in Alum Creek. [unknown
DROWNED IN AN IMMERSION
Woman Loses Her Life During The Ceremony Of Baptism
Huntington, W. VA., Jan 17, - Word
comes tonight from Hamlin, Lincoln County, of a distressing accident on
Ten Mile Creek, near there, yesterday morning. Rev. J. C. Enoch had
closed a revival service in the Baptist Church, and hundreds had
gathered to see ten converts baptized in Ten Mile creek. After seven
candidates had been successfully immersed in the icy waters Mrs. Henry
Keck, a woman weighing 200 pounds, was led into the stream. Mrs. Keck
apparently became unconscious from the cold water shock and she sank.
Several men rushed to the rescue, but in the flurry Mrs. Keck drowned.
Efforts to resuscitate her proved unavailing. The other three converts
were not immersed.
Source: The Roanoke Times ( Roanoke, VA. ), Tuesday, January 18, 1898 Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst
TWO DRINKS KILLED HIM
After taking two drinks from a quart bottle of whiskey he had purchased
from a bootlegger at Griffithville, Lincoln County, W. VA., Claude
Turner, a well known oil man fell to the floor of his room in a
semi-conscious condition and died within a few minutes, before medical
aid could be summoned. He died in horrible agony and it is thought that
the whiskey was poisoned. A search was made for the bootlegger, but he
had disappeared. Turner was a son of Dr. Turner, of St. Albans, a
prominent physician. Source: Highland Recorder ( Monterey, VA. ), June 11, 1909 Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst
In Lincoln County, W. VA., last
week the house of James R. Abbott was destroyed by an incendiary fire
and his daughter Cora, a young woman, was burned to a crisp. Source:
Staunton spectator and vindicator. (Staunton, VA), November 18,
1896, Transcribe by: Debbie Oberst
WEST VIRGINIA ELEPHANT TALE
George Dilly, of Lincoln County, W.
VA., a circus man, has been killed by a female elephant at Roncevert.
Dilly had been teasing the elephant and her baby, and through warned to
stop, kept on until the animal became enraged. During the night, while
Dilly and two other men were asleep in the tent, the elephant broke her
chain, walked over , picked up Dilly with her trunk, and beat him to
death on the ground and then crushed him with her feet. Source:
Alexandria Gazette, (Alexandria D. C.) October 12, 1898
Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst
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