Nicholas County, West Virginia
Obituaries and Death Notices
PAINTER BEATEN TO DEATH.
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]
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
November 15, 2010 - Transcribed by Therman Kellar]
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