Mason County, West Virginia

Obituaries and Death Notices

Samuel Alexander

Samuel Alexander, of Mason county, W. Va., died last week. He was one of the pioneers of the Kanawha Valley.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 3, 1874 - Transcribed by Kathy McDaniel]

Samuel Alexander

Point Pleasant Register- An Old Citizen Gone - Samuel Alexander, Esq., of Union District, this county, one of the Pioneers of this Valley, died at his old family residence, (now the residence of his son, A. B. Alexander, Esq) on the 6th of November 1874. Mr. Alexander was supposed to be the oldest man in the Valley at the time of his death. he was many years ago the High Sheriff of Mason county, by virtue of his having been longest in the office of justice of the Peace, under the old regime-in the days when it was truly a honor and distinction to be a magistrate. He was a member of the historic Arbuckle family, which figured so largely in the early history of this part of Virginia (now West Virginia), and was well known throughout the State, and universally beloved and respected. Source: Wheeling Register, (Wheeling, West Virginia), Monday, November 30, 1874  Transcribed by: D. Oberst

Thomas Arrington
DIED. ARRINGTON---At the residence of his son in Mason county, W. Va., on the 13th inst., Mr. Thomas Arrington, aged 85 years.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 15, 1874 Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]

S. H. Aumiller
A prominent citizen of West Columbia, this county, died at his residence in that city last night, with cerebrospinal meningitis. He will be buried at that place tomorrow by the Odd Fellows and Masons, of which orders he was an honored member. Source: Wheeling Register (Wheeling, West Virginia), Thursday, February 7, 1878  Transcribed by: D. Oberst

Frances Bright
Departed this life at the residence of Mr. Geo. W. Craig, her son-in-law, on the 28th of November, 1878, Mrs. Frances Bright. She was the daughter of Alexander and Frances Welch, of Greenbrier county, and was born on the 20th of October, 1788. She was consequently in her 91st year at the time of her death. On the 28th of October, 1817, she was married to David Bright, and became the mother of five children, of whom but two survive her -Mrs. Craig and Mr. David Bright, of Richmonn, Kentucky. Her husband died in 1832, leaving her the care of her family, which she met with that fortitude and cheerfulness which were numbered with her many noble traits of character. In the same year, 1832, she united with the church at Lewisburg, under the charge of Dr. McChesney, and to the day of her death was in full communion with God's people. Hers was an unobtrusive Christian experience, but it was characteristic of her to put self in the back-ground. She died in the full triumph of the Christian faith. The last twenty-five years of her life were spent in the household in which she died, but no doubt many of her old friends in Greenbrier, remember with pleasure, the time when she was a citizen of that hospitable place, and by her sterling worth contributed her part to the well-being of society. Her connection with that place, running back so far, will bring up much of the past. Lewisburg papers, please copy. [The weekly register. (Point Pleasant, Va. [W. Va.]), 01 Dec. 1878.] Sub by K.Torp

Major Andrew Bryan
Obit: DIED--At his residence, in Mason co., Va., on Saturday, the 26th instant, after a short illness, Maj. Andrew Bryan, in the 71st year of his age.
[Gallipolis Journal (Gallipolis, Ohio), Thursday, July 31, 1851 - Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]

Daniel Couch
DIED---At his residence in Mercer Bottom, Mason County, Va., on the 5th day of September, 1855, Daniel Couch, of inflammation of the lungs. He was born on the 23d day of December, 1813. [Richmond Whig, please copy.] [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 13, 1855 - Transcribed by Kathy McDaniel]

Jimmy DeWitt
Old uncle Jimmy DeWitt, died at his home in Arbuckle District, last week.  He was 88 years of age, and was one of the pioneers of this county. [The weekly register. (Point Pleasant, Va. [W. Va.]), 01 July 1885 Sub. by KT]

Charles E. Franklin
Died at Pt. Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia on June 14, 1873 - Mr. Charles E. Franklin in 34th year of his age; born in Parkersburg, West Virginia.....On 14th 1864 united in marriage to Miss Mary Grice of Mason County... died of typhoid fever... left youthful widow and two orphan boys. [July 26, 1873, WV Journal, re-printed in the KVGS Journal]

Hattie May Holloway
DIED.--- In Mercer's Bottom, West Va., June 27th, 1880, Hattie May Holloway, daughter of T. H. and M. L. Holloway, aged 6 years, 10 months and 7 days.  She was a very bright, interesting little girl, and a great favorite with all who knew her. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, July 8, 1880 - Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]

Hiram Howard
Died of Nervous Prostration. Special Telegram to the Register.
Point Pleasant, September 9.- Hiram, a ten-year-old son of Hon. H. R. Howard, of Point Pleasant, died Thursday evening at 4 o'clock, of nervous prostration. Mr Howard is the President of the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Penitentiary. Source: Wheeling Register (Wheeling, West Virginia), Saturday, September 10, 1887  Transcribed by: D. Oberst

Long (son)
DIED---On Sunday last, of typhoid fever, Long, son of David Long, of Mason county, Va., aged about 19 years. [Patriot, Jan. 11, 1855] [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 04, 1855 - Transcribed by Kathy McDaniel]

Nathan Long
DIED---At his residece, in Mason county, Va., on the 21st ult., Mr. Nathan Long, in the 72d year of his age. Mr. Long was born in Shenandoah, and moved to Mason county, in 1811, where he resided up to the time of his death, a period of 44 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 07, 1855 - Transcribed by Kathy McDaniel]

Laura Machir
DIED. MACHIR---On Saturday, Feb. 21st, at the residence of her husband, in Mason county, West Va., Mrs. Laura Machir wife of Mr. Wm. H. Machir. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, February 26, 1874 Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]

Wm Moody
Aged twelve years, living on Three Mile Creek, mason county, was instantly killed by lightning, last Friday afternoon. He was out in a corn field at the time. Source: Wheeling Register, (Wheeling, West Virginia), Friday, July 31, 1885  Transcribed by: D. Oberst

Charles Page Thomas Moore
To The Great Beyond Has Judge C.P.T. Moore, of Elwell, This County, Gone. The Register, together with the many friends of Judge C.P.T. Moore, of Elwell, this county, will regret to learn of his demise which occurred on Thursday evening at 5 o'clock, July 7, 1904, surrounded by loving relatives and friends who did all in their power to relieve this venerable gentleman's sufferings. At the above mentioned hour he passed peacefully away, his soul entering that shore from whence no traveler ever returns. Funeral services were held Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. J H. Gibbons, of this city, conducting the ceremony. Interment took place in the Bruce Chapel burying ground. [The Weekly Register. (Point Pleasant, Va. [W. Va.]), 13 July 1904] Sub by. K.Torp

Mary Moore
DIED---In Mercer Bottom, Mason county, Va., August 7th, Mrs. Mary Moore, wife of Morgan Moore, Esq., aged 56 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, August 15, 1861 - Transcribed by Kathy McDaniel]

Joseph Sly
POINT PLEASANT, W. VA., February 15 Colonel Joseph Sly, aged eighty-nine years, died yesterday at three o'clock at his residence on the Kanawha. Colonel Sly was among the first settlers of this county, and at his death was regarded as one of our most wealthy and influential citizens. He leaves no family. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Wednesday, 16 Feb. 1881; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Ursula Smith
Mrs. Ursula Smith died at Point Pleasant, last week, aged 90 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 3, 1874 - Transcribed by Kathy McDaniel]

Captain E. A. Smyth
Death reported in the pt. pleasant Register yesterday. [Charleston Evening Mail, December 14, 1893, Page 4]

Mrs. George H. Spears
Living on Captain S. L. Parson's farm up the kanawha, died Monday, July 23 and was buried Wednesday at Concord church. She was 44 years old and leaves a husband and 11 children. Source: The Weekly Register, August 1, 1906  Transcribed by: D. Oberst

B. H. Sterrett
A prominent farmer of Putnam county, died at his home near Buffalo on the fifteenth inst. Mr. Sterrett's father was the County Clerk of Mason County, and he was born near Point Pleasant, January twentieth 1814. He married Miss Alexander and settled near Buffalo, where he spent his life as a quiet steady country gentleman. He connected himself with the Pres-Presbyterian Church some time ago in the decade of the 50's, and in 1860, on the organization of the Buffalo Presbyterian Church, he was elected a ruling elder, which office he held with credit to himself and profit to the church until the day of his death. He was called upon during the war to suffer imprisonment for his sympathies with the South. His children and grandchildren, who are living, were all present in his last hours. The funeral was at his residence on the seventeenth and was conducted by Rev. Geo. T. Lyle, pastor of Buffalo Church. (Excerpted from The Charleston Daily Gazette, Saturday, March 19, 1892]

Isaac M. Wesson
DIED---At his residence in Mercer's Bottom, Mason county, Va., on Friday morning, after a short illness, Isaac M. Wesson, aged about 55 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, OH.) Thursday, June 8, 1854 Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]


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