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Monongalia County, West Virginia

Obituaries and Death Notices

Archibald H. Bonner
Died on Wednesday morning last, 31st ult., after a short illness of Typhoid Fever, Archibald H. Bonner, aged about 33 years. [Monongalia Mirror (Morgantown, Va. [W. Va.], February 03, 1855]

Louisa Boughner
Morgantown, W. Va., July 27 Mrs. Louisa Boughner, one of the best known ladies in this town, mother of W. L. Boughner, of Fairmont, and Mrs. Belle Howe, of Mt. Lake, died to-day.[Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Sunday, July 28, 1895; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Charlotte Cox
Died: On Tuesday morning the 19th inst. of Typhoid Fever, Charlotte, daughter of Isaac Cox, aged about 18 years.  [Monongalia Mirror (Morgantown, Va. [W. Va.], October 23, 1852]

Frederick Dering
MORGANTOWN, W. VA., April 1. Frederick Dering died at his home here, to-day, in the eighty-seventh year of his age. For many years he was postmaster, and he resigned less than three years ago because of age. Mr. Dering was the oldest citizen of the town, and was esteemed by all as an honest man and true Christian. He was the father-in-law of Prof. Adam Lorentz, of the State University.  [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Tuesday, 2 Apr. 1889; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Enoch Evans
Mr. Enoch Evans, said to be the oldest citizen of Monongalia county, died on the 22nd ult. aged 97 years.  he was one of the pioneer settlers of the county. [The democrat (Weston, W. Va.), March 09, 1874]

Jacob A. Fetty
Of Hagans, and one of the best known residents of the upper end of Monongalia county, died at his home yesterday afternoon at about 4 o’clock and the funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. If Mr. Fetty had lived but a few days longer he would have been 86 years old. His wife died many years ago and he is survived by three children; Elsworth and Bertha Fetty, who lived at the home place with him, and Elmer Fetty. He is also survived by three brothers and one sister, M. E. Fetty of Hagans; E. T. Fetty, of Middlebourne , Tyler county, and Nicholas P. Fetty, of Dunkard and Mrs. Dulcina Stevens, of Mannington. Source: The Fairmont West Virginian (Fairmont, West Virginia) Wednesday, September 1, 1920  Transcribed by: D. Oberst

Mrs. Reuben Finnel
Death from la Grippe. Burton, W.Va., Jan 9 - Mrs. Reuben Finnell, of Monongalia county, died at the home of E.F. Hoffman, at this place, this afternoon of pneumonia resulting from influenza.  She was on her way home from a visit to her husband, a patient at the Weston Asylum.  [The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer (Wheeling, W. Va.), January 11, 1890]

Lulu Garlow
Morgantown, W. Va., February 3 Miss Lulu Garlow, aged 21, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Garlow, wealthy people of this county, died of heart disease at Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia to-day. She graduated in 93 from the West Virginia University, two years previous from Beaver College, Pa, and would have graduated at Bryn Mawr this year. She was one of the best educated ladies from this part of the State. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Thursday, February 4, 1897; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Mr. M. E. Howe
The funeral of Mr. M. E. Howe, who while stepping off a train was killed by another train in a cut near Rowlesburg, last Wednesday, took place this morning. His remains were brought here yesterday and conveyed to the residence of his wife’s mother, Mrs. J. V. Boughner. The funeral was attended by a large number of Citizens. Source: Wheeling Register (Wheeling, West Virginia), Sunday, February 19, 1888  Transcribed by: D. Oberst

Limslot John
Morgantown, W. Va., August 10 -- Limslot John, one of the oldest and wealthiest farmers in Monongalia county, died last night at his home on Chenu river. He was 81 years old, and was sick but a short time. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Sunday, August 11, 1895; transcribed by FoFG mz]

William P. Lazzell
Aged 78 years, 4 months and 3 days, died yesterday morning at 8:45 o'clock at the home of his son Lert in the Fritz block on Donner avenue after a short illness of pneumonia. He had been in fairly good health until recently. He was taken sick suddenly last week and forced to his bed from which he never arose. He was born in Monongalia County, West Virginia on November 24,1833 and when 44 years of age removed to near Dawson, coming here almost a year ago. He was a member of Co. D. of the Third W. Va. Calvary and served until illness forced him to retire. A member of one of the oldest and most respected families of Monongalia county, his death is mourned by a large circle of relatives and friends. He is survived by his widow and 7 children, Mrs. Emma Ross of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Mattie Ziegler of East Pittsburgh. Miss Della Lazzell of this place, J. W/ Lazzell of Connellsville, B. F. of Spearfish, S. D., J. K. of Chicago and Lert of this place, with whom he was living with at the time of his death, three sisters, Mrs. Lilly Murdock, Mrs. Nancy Keenan and Mrs. Mathilda Lazzell all of Monongaila county, W. Va., and by two nephews, Samuel Lazzell and John E. Menefee. The funeral services will be conducted at the home this evening by Rev. Davies of the M. E. Church and the remains will be shipped tomorrow to Dawson where they will be interned in the family plot in Cochran's cemetery. Source:  The Valley Independent (Monessen, Pennsylvania) Monday, April 1,1912   Transcribed by: D. Oberst

John A. B. Martin
MORGANTOWN, W. VA, August 1 Major John A. B. Martin, a leading Democratic politician and prominent farmer of Monogalia county, died suddenly a few days ago at his home near Cassville. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Wednesday, 2 Aug.  1893; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Lieut. Zadoc Morgan
Lieut. Zadoc Morgan of Monongalia county died at the hospital in Petersburgh, Va., on the 11th inst. [The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer (Wheeling, W. Va.), December 25, 1865]

James Eliza Parfitt
Morgantown, W. Va., March 12. The remains of James Eliza Parfitt, who died at Columbus, O., Monday, were brought here to-day by his father, John Parfitt, Esq. He was 32 years old, and died of rheumatism. The family is one of the most prominent in this county.  [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Friday, March 13, 1896; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Sarah Pierpont
Morgantown, W. Va., November 20. Mrs. Sarah Pierpont, one of the oldest and most highly respected ladies of Morgantown, died this morning at the age of 85 years. She had been an invalid for seven years. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Wednesday, November 27, 1895; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Senator Price
Ex-State Senator Price, of Monongalia county, died on the 14th, aged 78 [The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer (Wheeling, W. Va.), May 23, 1881]

Laura Victoria Emerson Ridgway
Funeral services for Laura Victoria Emerson Ridgway, aged 73, wife of William Jefferson Ridgway, who died Thursday, April 27,1939, at the family home in Uffington, Monongalia county, West Virginia will be held there at 1 o'clock this afternoon, followed by additional rites in the Calvary Church, Morgan town, Rev. Stoneking Groves will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery. Source: The Morning Herald (Uniontown, Pa.) Saturday, April 29,1939  Transcribed by: D. Oberst

Mary Robe
Victim of typhoid. Morgantown, W. Va., Sept. 26--Mary Robe, wife of Lee Robe, a merchant in South Morgantown, died of typhoid fever to-day, aged fifty years. Source: The Wheeling daily Intelligencer (Wheeling, West Virginia), September 27, 1900  Transcribed by: D.O.

Mrs. W. H. Seamon
MORGANTOWN, November 12. Mrs. Seamon, wife of W. H. Seamon, Professor of Chemistry, in the Miller school, Crozet, Va, died at her fathers in this place Tuesday. She had been growing weaker and weaker during the summer with that relentless disease consumption. Her death was not unexpected, yet it was a hard blow to her many friends. The internment will take place tomorrow at the Morgantown cemetery. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Friday, 13 Nov. 1885; transcribed by FoFG mz]

James Teeters
James Teeters, of Arnettsville, died suddenly last evening of heart disease. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Saturday, September 4, 1897; transcribed by FoFG mz]

William Thomas Sr.
Death of a Good Citizen. Blacksville, W. VA., March 15, 1875. Editors of the Register. It is which regret that we are compelled to announce the death of William Thomas, Sr. which occurred on last Friday, at the age of 87 years. He was born and raised in Monongalia county, W VA and therefore was one of the oldest citizens of the county, if not of the state. He had the misfortune to lose his father, who was killed by the Indians while he was yet an infant in the cradle and was therefore left to grapple with the world alone, but by being honest, industrious, economical and temperate, he acquired a handsome fortune and numerous frields, who mourn his loss. He was a member of the Baptist Church; a true Christian, and also a life long Democrate, who was always to be found at the polls depositing his vote in favor of honesty, liberty and the supremacy of the white race. He was a constant reader of your valuable paper. [Wheeling Daily Register, Mar. 17, 1875]

Gracie Walls
Death of an old lady. Mrs. Gracie Walls, aged 89 years, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Thos. Watkins, Sunday, March 25th.  [Wheeling Daily Register, Apr. 11, 1877]



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