West Virginia State Site

Nicholas County, West Virginia

Obituaries and Death Notices


David F. Marshall
David Franklin Marshall, a painter, was beaten to death Tuesday night at the Tiptop Hotel, a lodging house in Roanoke, Va., by an unknown man. Marshall Angell, a cripple, who was occupying the room in which the tragedy occurred, is said to have witnessed the crime. At 10 o'clock Angell went to his room, being followed by Marshall, whom he had just met for the first time. A third man, it is declared, then appeared, and accusing Marshall of being there for the purpose of robbing the old man, knocked him down and kicked him in the face. The man is said to have disappeared after throwing the body on the louuge (sic). Thomas Moran, on whose coat the police say bloodstains were found, has been arrested, and held on a charge of drunkenness. A coroner's jury is investigating the murder. Marshall had a wife and four sons residing in Roanoke. He was from Richwood, W.Va. ["Alexandria Gazette". (Alexandria, D.C.), October 13, 1910]

Starcher, Rose McKeehan
Rose McKeehan Starcher, 93, of Sistersville, died November 12, 2010, at Sistersville Center. She was born September 21, 1917, in Grantsville to the late J. Harry Smith and Nannie Kelley. She graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College, and was a former librarian at Calhoun County High School. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was a vacation bible schoolteacher. She was also a member of Martha Washington Chapter No. 22, OES, member of VFW Auxiliary, Ilex Twig, and Red Hatters. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Victor C. Starcher; and brother, George Smith. She is survived by daughters, Seva (Joe) Hickman of Summersville, Nannie Mae (Don) Archer of Sistersville, and Martha Jean (David) Wall of Scott Depot; son, Philip C. Starcher of Cartersville, Ga.; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 16, at Myers Funeral Home, Elkview, with the Rev. Bobby Wood officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Sistersville. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, November 15, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at myersfuneralhomewv.com.  Myers Funeral Home, Elkview, is in charge of arrangements. [Charleston Gazette, November 15, 2010 - Transcribed by Therman Kellar]


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