Logan County, West Virginia

Obituaries and Death Notices



Floyd Butcher,

Huntington, W. Va., January 16- Floyd Butcher,a Guyan river timberman worth upwards of $0 000,? was found dead at the home of his sister, near Chapmansville, Logan county, yesterday. Butcher was in a chair, in a reclining position, when found, and a Winchester Rifle leaned against his breast. The bullet had entered just under the chin, coming out at the top of the head. Friends of Butcher think it suicide. No cause is assigned for the deed. Source: Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Sunday, January 17, 1897  Transcribed by: D.Oberst

C. H. Caldwell,
Prominent Coal Man Dead
While crossing a creek near Logan. C. H. Caldwell, aged 62, superintendent of the Dingess Run Coal Company, and a brother of J. L. Caldwell, of Huntington, sustained a paralytic stroke and nearly drowned before being rescued, he never regained consciousness and died late last night. He was formerly of Parkersburg. Source: The Fairmont West Virginian (Fairmont, West Virginia) January 24, 1910  Transcribed by: D.Oberst

William Anderson Hatfield,
Last of Feudists Dies Peacefully in Hospital
Baltimore. Aug. 22- William Anderson Hatfield, known as the last of the Hatfield-McCoy feudists, of West Virginia and Kentucky died today at a hospital here at the age of 67. Hatfield was brought here from his Logan, West Virginia home suffering from a brain ailment that had no connection with a wound substanied in the long feud war of a half century ago in which  several score lost their lives. His father Anderson Hatfield known as Devil Anse, died in 1921, past 80. Cap Hatfield was a large powerful man of picturesque type. He once confided to friends that many of his old time foes believed that he had a charmed life, he guessed that he was shot at about 300 times during the mountain warfare and was wounded but once. Source: The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) Friday, August 22,1930  Transcribed by: D. Oberst

Julia Korody,
Julia, wife of San Korody, died Thursday in Logan, West Virginia, at the age of thirty-six. The funeral will be held from the home of Mrs. Aztoins, 365 Wordin avenue, this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Mountain Grove cemetery. Source: The Bridgeport Telegram (Bridgeport, Connecticut) Monday, October 10,1927  Transcribed by: D. Oberst

James Lawson,
Died at blacksburg on 2d inst. He was a native of Logan county, West Virginia, represented that county, we believe, several times in the Legislature before the division of the State, and was a member of the Virginia Convention which passed the Ordimance of Secession. He removed to Wytheville the first year of the war, and resided there until 1867. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him. Source: Richmond Whig (Richmond, VA) Tuesday, May 7, 1872  Transcribed by: D.Oberst

Mrs. Ferdie Midelburg
News was received here this morning of the sudden death at her home in Logan last night of Mrs. Ferdie Midelburg. Particulars regarding the cause of her death have not yet been received. The deceased was a daughter of Col. Isadore Schwabe, for many years a resident of Charleston. Her husband is a brother of Charles A. Midelburg, of this city. Mrs. Midelburg's father, who is in the east, was at once notified by telegraph of his daughter's sudden death, and he is now on his way to Charleston. The body will be brought here and the funeral held tomorrow. Source: The Charleston Daily Mail, (Charleston, West Virginia), Monday, December 6,1920   Transcribed by: D. Oberst

Paul Richard Tackett,
Born October 15 1925 in Carter County Kentucky. Son of Andy Richard and Melissa Olive Danner Tackett. Died August 8 1926 in Stowe, Logan County, West Virginia. Passed away, at eleven o'clock a.m., in his home after a brief illness. Submitted by: Andi Parish

Captain Hugh Toney,
Well-known Logan County Man Dead
Huntington, W. Va., March 13- The remains of Captain Hugh Toney, of Logan county, who died early Monday morning at Guyandotte, were taken last night to his home, where the interment will take place to-morrow. The Captain was well known throughout West Virginia, and was with Gen. Barly during the war as Captain of the "Logan Wild Cats". He served in the Legislature, and had charge of the appropriations for Guyandotte river for many years. He was sixty-six years of age at the time of death, and lived a bachelor. He leaves a large estate. Source: Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Thursday, March 14, 1895  Transcribed by: D.Oberst

James Woody,
Moundsville, January 7.- James Woody, of Logan county, a guard at the penitentiary, who has been dangerously ill with typhoid fever for some time past, died today. Mr Woody was an efficient and highly popular official, whose loss is deeply felt. Source: Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Monday, January 9, 1888  Transcribed by: D.Oberst




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