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Morgan County, West Virginia

Obituaries and Death Notices

Harry M. Allen
CUMBERLAND, Md, July 14 - After serving in two wars, participating in several battles and numerous skirmishes, Harry M. Allen, thirty-eight years old, living near Berkeley Springs, W. Va., died yesterday in Allegany Hospital from the effects of a bullet wound, accidentally inflicted Tuesday afternoon by campers while he was working on a farm. As a mere stripling, Allen joined the marines, served in the Philippine insurrection and later in Hayti; took part in the landing in Vera Cruz in 1916 and later served in France with the Fifth regiment of marines in the defense of Paris and escaped serious injuries. He was the son of Lewis Allen, for many years clerk of the court at Berkeley Springs. [The Washington times. (Washington [D.C.], July 14, 1922]

Wm. F. Baker
Mr. Wm. F. Baker, a well known lawyer, who formerly resided at Berkeley Springs, Morgan county, died in this city about 1 o'clock Wednesday after a brief illness, aged about 57 years.  Martinsburg Sta.  [Spirit of Jefferson.(Charles Town, Va. [W. Va.], January 21, 1890]

Mrs. Orsian M. (Paskell) Canfield
At Paw Paw, W. Va., Feb. 23, of typhoid pneumonia, Mrs. Orsian M., 53 wife of Dr. Edgar Canfield, and only sister of Mr. Geo F. Paskell of this city. [The Henry Republican, Henry, IL - March 2, 1882 - NP, Sub by FoFG]

Rev. Dr. Davis
He Was a Well-Known Minister in Washington
Rev. Dr. Davis, formerly pastor of Waugh, Gorsuch, East Washington, and the Fifteenth Street Methodist Episcopal Churches, in this city, died at Berkeley Springs, W. Va., on last Tuesday, from neuralgia of the heart. The deceased was seventy years old, and was regarded as one of the most eminent members of the Baltimore conference, which he entered in 1848.  [The Times.(Washington [D.C.], October 08, 1898, Page 12]

John D. Defrees
Hon. John D. Defrees, late public printer, died at Berkeley Springs, Va. [Evening bulletin (Maysville [Ky.], October 21, 1882]

Middleton Duckwall
of Berkeley Springs, died from injuries received from falling down a stairway.  [Spirit of Jefferson., November 13, 1888, (Charles Town, (W)Va]

John T. Haring
76 years old, who lived at 102 South Alfred street died Tuesday at Berkeley Springs, W. Va. His wife survives him. He was spending the summer at that place and was stricken with influenza and afterward with paralysis. Mr. Harding was a native of Fairfax County and in his early life was engaged in the farming business. His funeral  took place this afternoon from Trinity M. E. Church. Rev A.E. Speilman officiating, and was private. [The Washington Herald.(Washington, D.C.), October 18, 1918]

Infant Hooker
The nine-months-old baby of Lieut. Hooker of Washington, who has  acottage at Berkeley Springs for the season, died of whooping cough.  The remains were interred in New York yesterday.  [Evening Star, (Washington, D.C.) July 30, 1905, Page 8]

Col. Edmund P. Hunter
The Cholera at Martinsburg, Va - We learn from the Spirit of Jefferson that the first case of cholera at Martinsburg, Va., occurred on Thursday night last, when Mr. Thomas W. Turner, formerly a merchant of Shepardstown, was taken ill, and died at daylight the next morning.  During that day there were some eight other cases, among whom were several old and estimable ladies among them the mother of Rev. John Poisal, one of the most eloquent Divines of the Methodist church.  From Friday until Monday, that there had been 40 cases and 21 deaths embracing some of the best citizens of the town.  Col. Edmund P. Hunter, the Commonwealth's Attorney, and Grand Master of the Masonic Order of Virginia, left Martinsburg for Berkeley Springs on Saturday, and died there a few hours after he arrived.[Cooper's Clarksburg Register (Clarksburg, (W)Va. September 20, 1854]

William Alfred Iden
At Elsinore, California, January 21, 1941, William Alfred Iden, 70, native of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia died. Funeral services for William Alfred Iden, San Bernardino hotel owner, who was killed in an automobile accident near Elsinore Tuesday will be held Saturday at 10 a. m. in Mark B. Shaw Memorial Chapel. burial will take place at Montecito Memorial Park.
Mr. Iden was 70 years old and a native of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Josephine Iden of San Bernardino; two sons, Ralph L. and Wade H. Iden, both of Visalia; three daughters, Mrs. Jack Miller of Visalia, Mrs. Vernon Taylor of Burlingame, and Mrs. Jesse P. Lanning of Los Angels; and 13 grandchildren. Source: The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, California) Friday January 24,1941  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst

Jeffrey Mark Kerby
Age 16 Residence Berkeley Springs, Morgan Co., WV Date of Death Jan. 14, 2001
Father Timothy Kerby Mother Marjorie Engle Kerby Occupation Dairy Queen and Food Lion Predeceased by Maternal grandparents Rodney and Kits Engle Survivors Father Timothy Kerby; Mother Marjorie Engle Kerby; Sister Jessica Dawn Kerby; Paternal Grandparents Chuck and Joann Kerby of Mt. Zion Funeral Home Stump Funeral Home
Cemetery Gibson Cemetery Director Rev. Robert Nicholas. Obituary Published Date and Name of Newspaper Calhoun Chronicle Submitted by AFOFG

Harris Lawyer
WINCHESTER, Va., Sept. 2. Harris Lawyer, aged 60, prosperous Morgan County, W. Va., farmer, was fatally injured last night in an automobile collision at a curve on the road between Unger's store and Berkeley Springs, and died while being taken to a hospital at Martinsburg, W Va. The cars were wedged together so tightly that four horses had to be used to pull them apart. Lawyer leaves his widow, three sons and two daughters.  [The Washington Herald (Washington, D.C.), September 03, 1921]

John Lehan
aged 98, died near Berkeley Springs, W. Va. He served in every war in which the United States has been engaged, beginning with 1812.  [Perrysburg Journal.(Perrysburg, Wood Co., O.), July 06, 1895]

Mrs. Anna May
Wife of John May, died at their home near Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, April 19,1907, aged 54 years, 11 months, and 1 day. Funeral services were conducted by Elder Oliver, and her remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at the Tonoloway Baptist Church. Mrs. May's maiden name was Funk, and she was the sister of Elder Calvin L. Funk, of Belfast township; Eli and Albert, of Thompson; Job, in Virginia, and Mrs. Martha Anders, Martinsburg, West Virginia. Mrs. May leaves to mourn their deep loss, a husband, and two sons, who have the sincerest sympathy of their many friends.
The deceased was a woman of deep piety, and the hope that she had in a blessed resurrection sustained her in the hours of parting from her loved ones here. Source: The Fulton County news, (McConnellsburg,Pa.) May 9,1907  Transcribed by: D. Oberst

George B. Paskell
At Paw Paw, Morgan county, W. Va., of old age, George B. Paskell, 80, father of Geo. F. Paskell, Esq., of the Paskell House. [The Henry Republican, Henry, IL - October 7, 1880 -  - NP, Sub by FoFG]

Mrs. M.L. Pendleton
The wife of Dr. E. Boyd Pendleton, died at Berkeley Springs, W. Va., Sunday night.  She was the daughter of the late Col. Charles Pendleton Tutt, of Loudoun county. [Alexandria gazette (Alexandria, D.C.), August 17, 1887]

Mrs Pendleton
The widow of the late Edmund Pendleton, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A.C. Rowland, New York City.  Mrs Pendleton was 45 years of age.  The body was taken to Berkeley Springs for interment.  [The Times.(Richmond, Va.), February 19, 1901]

James W. Smith
Died of disease - Smith, James W., private, Berkeley Springs, W. VA  [The sun (New York [N.Y.], May 07, 1918]

Samuel G. Smith
Mr. Samuel G. Smith, son of the late J. Rufus Smith, of Berkeley Springs, died in Wheeling January 8.  [Spirit of Jefferson., January 19, 1897,  (Charles Town, (W)Va.]

Isaiah Pierce Stotler
60, died at the home of his son, Raymond R. Stotler, 215 Steinwehr avenue, at 1:25 o'clock Thursday afternoon, after a two year lingering illness of complications. Mr. Stotler was born in Morgan county, West Virginia, but has resided in Adams county for the past twenty-seven years. He was a son of the later Esau Stotler. The deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Archibald Loop, of Gettysburg; three sons, Theodore B. Stotler, Baltimore; Raymond Stotler, with whom the deceased made his residence, and Isaiah P. Stotler, of Gettysburg. Two brothers, John Stotler, and Peter Stotler, and four sisters, Mrs. Bates Stotler, Mrs. Ernest Stotler, Mrs. Charles Yost and Mrs. Augustus Maust, all of Morgan county, West Virginia, and six grandchildren also survive. Funeral services from the Bender funeral home at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, with interment in Pfoutz's Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. N. B. S. Thomas, pastor of the Gettysburg United Brethren Church, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from seven until nine o'clock Saturday evening. Source: The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) Friday, December 6,1935  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst

Rev. Benjamin Szold
Friday, August 1 - Rev. Benjamin Szold, rabbi emeritus of Oheb Shalom Temple, Baltimore, died yesterday at Berkeley Springs, W. Va. [Richmond planet (Richmond, Va.), August 09, 1902]

James Thomas
Once Rich, but Died Penniless
Hancock, Md., July 24 - James Thomas, who made his home for some years past at the Berkeley Springs hotel, Berkeley Springs, is dead.  He died penniless.  He was a member of one of the best families of Washington, and at one time could have written a check worth $850,000.  Through reverses and troubles his fortune was lost.  Thomas was one of the head carpenters in the building of the ship Great Eastern.  Fifteen years ago he organized an expedition to the arctic regions.  [Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), July 24, 1894]

Private G.W. Wolf
Berkeley Springs, W. Va - Killed In Action  [The Washington Herald.(Washington, D.C.), January 26, 1919]


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