Ohio County, West Virginia

Obituaries and Death Notices


Isaac Allen
Allen, Isaac, age 77, for many years a resident of Winchester and Washington D.C., died 24 Dec 1831, at Wheeling, Va  [5 Jan. 1832, National Intelligencer, Submitted by KT]

William Bissell
A man named William Bissell, a stranger, who had been wandering about the streets of Wheeling in an intoxicated condition for several days, suddenly fell dead on the wharf in that city.  [The Daily Dispatch.,(Richmond, Va.) April 29, 1854 - KT - sub by FoFG]

Alexander Caldwell
Caldwell, Alexander -- April 8, 1839 At Wheeling, Alexander Caldwell, judge of the U. S. Court in the Western District of Va.  ["Historical Collections of Virginia" by Henry Lowe, Babcock & Company, Charleston, S.C., 1845. p. 406-407; submitted by Robyn Greenlund]

John Cooey
DIED, At Elm Grove, Ohio county, April 15, 1877, of Paralysis, John Cooey, in the 83rd year of his age. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Monday, April 23, 1877; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Isaac Cotts, Sr.
The funeral of Isaac Cotts, Sr., was largely attended by friends yesterday. The interment took place at Mount Wood cemetery. [Wheeling Register, March 8, 1879 - Submitted by Debbie Quinn]

Elizabeth Davis
DIED, At Elm Grove, Ohio county, W. Va., Tuesday, April 20 1897, at 8:30 p.m., Mrs. Elizabeth Davis wife of the late Allen Davis in her 81st year. Funeral services at Stone Church, Elm Grove, Thursday, April 22, at 11 oclock a.m. Friends of the family invited to attend. Internment at Stone Church cemetery. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Thursday, April 22, 1897; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Felix Dold
On Tuesday morning, May the 11th, Felix Dold, aged 50 years and 11 days died. Funeral from his residence on Market street, No. 1006, Thursday afternoon, at 3 o’clock.

The members of William Tell Lodge No. 6, I.O.O.F., will meet at there lodge at 2 1/2 o’clock, to attend the funeral of our departed Brother Felix Dold. AllSister Lodges are cordially invited to attend the funeral, By order John Salada Secretary May 12. Source: Wheeling Register (Wheeling, West Virginia) Thursday, May 13,1875  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst

James Duff
Died on Sunday morning, October 7, 1883, at 2 o'clock, James Duff, aged 24 years. Funeral from his late residence, below 48th St., this afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Friends of the family invited.  Interment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.     [The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer Wheeling, W. Va.), October 08, 1883 - TrbyKT]

Mary Dusch
DIED. Monday evening, February 11th 1895, at 5 oclock, at her residence in Elm Grove, Mary, wife of Anthony Dusch in the 53d year of her age.  [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Sunday, February 17, 1895; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Charles Fickieson
Dead -- Mr. Charles Fickieson, whose attempted suicide in Wheeling was noticed last week, died on Monday night last. He had continually expressed a desire to die, and resisted as far as he could the efforts of his physicians to save him. [The Daily Dispatch,(Richmond, Va.) April 29, 1854 - KT - sub by FoFG]

E. E. Fisk
Day before yesterday, E.E. Fisk, of Fairmont, and a member of the Mutual Lodge K. of H., died at his home. The lodges of this city, of the same order, were notified yesterday of Mr. Fisks death. His widow will be paid the sum of $2,000 by the society. This is the fourth death within the State since the organization of the association, which was about one year ago. [Wheeling Register, March 8, 1879 - Submitted by Debbie Quinn]

Anna Fusch
DIED, At Elm Grove, W. Va., Tuesday, July 18, 1882, of consumption, Miss Anna Fusch, in the 31st year of her age. Funeral notice to-morrow.  [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Wednesday, July 19, 1882; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Gertrude Fritz Mahood Greschner
WEIRTON -- Mrs. Gertrude Greschner, 80, who resided with her daughter, Mrs. Maurice Coyne of 135 S. 11th St., Weirton Heights, died this morning in the Riverview Nursing Home in Steubenville where she had been a patient the past several days. Mrs. Greschner was born and lived most of her life in Wheeling before going to reside with her daughter in Weirton two years ago. She had at one time resided In Steubenville. She was a member of St. Joseph's Cathedral in Wheeling.
Mrs. Greschner was married 58 years ago to Daniel J. Greschner. daughter, Mrs. Coyne; two daughters, Mrs. Maurice J. (Angela) Coyne of Weirton and Mrs. Philip (Agnes) Myers of Kansas City; a brother, Sam Mahood of Moundsville, W. Va.; six grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Greschner, two years ago. Mrs. Greschner was born May 22, 1881, in Wheeling, a daughter of the late William and Mary Flemming Fritz. Friends may call at the Altmeyer Funeral Home in Wheeling. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home, followed by a Requiem High Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph's Cathedral. Burial will be in Ml. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.  [The Steubenville Herald-Star, January 16, 1962 - Submitted by Jana Stanley]

Maria E. P. Hogg
Mrs. Maria E. P. Hogg  (Wife of William Hogg,) b. Jefferson County, Ohio, Aug. 19, 1825, married Wm. Hogg, at Wheeling, W. Va. Sept. 14, 1848, d. Bloomington, Ill. April 14, 1875. [Compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer in 1912 - Submitted by Teri Colglazier]

George Holt
Suicides by Drowning
On Saturday morning, about 5 oclock, as some mill men were on their way to work, they discovered a body stranded at the foot of Twenty-third street, and upon examination it proved to be that of George Holt, a machinist, whose residence was on the southeast corner of Eoff and Twenty-second streets. Justice L.D. Wait was notified, and at once impaneled a cornors jury and held an inquisition.
From the testimony there taken the following story was elicited: Holt was engaged for some time in boiler-making, having a shop where his residence is now located. He started with a fair business, but a habit of intoxication having taken hold of him, he was unable to fulfill contracts made, and his trade fell away. He finally awoke to a realization of his condition, and quit drinking, and for the past three years has tasted no liquor. His shop was torn away to make room for his present abode, and he obtained work about the city. A change of force threw him out of employment, and he became ill both in mind and body.
He had a sister and a brother-in-law living in Iowa, and owing large tracts of land and at their importunities he went out there about a year ago on a prospecting tour. Evidently disappointed, he returned in a more than every melancholy frame of mind and several times announced his intention of making away with himself.
He was missed from home all of Friday night and his wife was greatly alarmed thereat. He had been seen passing Seabrights clothing store about 10:30 oclock, and the remark was made that he was going off to drown himself.? A man passing up Twenty-third street at 4 oclock Saturday morning saw him asleep on Wheelers board pile, and as his body was found at 5, he could not have been in the water over half an hour, which belief, the appearance of the corpse substantiates. After hearing the above testimony, the jury brought in a verdict in accordance therewith. The deceased was nearly sixty years of age and leaves his wife alone, their two children having died some time ago. Mrs. Holt will be left in rather straightened circumstances, as she is well stricken with years and has an income from the two houses of but $18 a month. The interment of her husband's body took place yesterday afternoon at the peninsula cemetery, where he owned a lot. [The Wheeling Register June 23, 1879]

Isaac H. Jones
The remains of the last Isaac Hardy Jones, who died at Lodi, N.Y., last Monday, arrived in the city last evening and will be interred at the stone church cemetery at 2 oclock today. [Wheeling Register, March 8, 1879 - Submitted by Debbie Quinn]

Hugh Kennedy
DIED. At Park View, near Elm Grove, on Sunday evening, October 11th, 1896, at 6:30 oclock, Hugh, youngest son of Patrick and Angeline Kennedy, aged 11 years. Funeral notice hereafter. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Monday, October 12, 1896; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Eliza Limerick
Wheeling, W.Va. Feb 27 - Early this morning Mrs. Eliza Limerick, aged about 65 years, after stirring up her fire fell into it and was literally roasted. She is supposed to have been seized with an epileptic fit and unable to assist herself. Her husband committed suicide in the same room two years ago. [The Inter Ocean Feb 28, 1877 - DW - Sub by FoFG]

John Mason
Wheeling, Aug. 26 -- Casualties On Saturday last Mr. John Mason, late of Westmoreland county, Pa. was drowned in attempting to wade across the river in the lower end of the town. [Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania September 13, 1826 - NP - Sub by FoFG]

Elizabeth McCreary
Mrs Elizabeth McCreary, one of our oldest and most respected citizens, died today at her residence, of dropsy, at the age of 60 years. Mrs. McCreary is mother of Edward McCreary, a well known business man of this city. Mr. David McCreary, deceased, father of Edward McCreary, was at one time the editor of the Parkersburg Gazette. [Tuesday, March 23, 1886, Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) - KT - Sub by FoFG]

William Travis Moise
DIED, At Elm Grove, W. Va., on Monday evening, October 16, 1896, at 6 oclock, William Travis, youngest son of I. R. and Therese C. Moise, aged 11 months and 26 days.     Funeral from the residence of his parents at Elm Grove, on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Internment private. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Tuesday, October 19, 1886; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Sarah Patterson
Patterson, Mrs. Sarah, of Wheeling, W. Va. ( Mother of Mrs. Wm. Hogg,) died at Bloomington, Illinois on 9/21/1873. [Compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer in 1912 - Submitted by Teri Colglazier]

Jas. T. Petticord
DIED, December 14th, 1874, Jas. T. Petticord, at Elm Grove, aged thirty years.      Funeral services at 2 oclock, p.m., Tuesday, December 15th, at his late residence in Elm Grove. Friends of the family are invited to attend. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Tuesday, December 15, 1874; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Sarah Stewart
Triadelphia, W. Va. Miss Sarah Stewart, aged 90, the last member of the pioneer Stewart family of the Triadelphia district, died Wednesday following an illness of five years. She lived in the same community all her life. She was the last member of a family of four children two sisters and two brothers none of whom ever married. They all lived on the old Stewart farm of about 400 acres for more than 80 years. The parents of Miss Stewart bought the old farm from the Indians. [Sun (Baltimore, MD) Saturday, August 31, 1918; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Jas. Sweemey
DIED, At the residence of his daughter Mrs. John Gamble, Elm Grove, W. Va., on Monday, March 15 1897 at 7:10 oclock p.m., Jas. Sweemey, aged 82 years. Funeral notice hereafter. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Tuesday, March 16, 1897; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Jacob C. Thomas
Mr. Jacob C. Thomas, one of the wealthiest citizens of Wheeling, W. Va., was found dead in his bed Monday morning. His physicians said death was due to apoplexy. Mr. Thomas' wealth is estimated at $750,000. [The Evening Times - Washington, D. C. - November 30, 1898 -  DD - Sub by FoFG]

Nancy E. Thompson
DIED, At Elm Grove, W. Va., Wednesday, March 4, 1891, Mrs. Nancy E. Thompson, wife of the late Armor Thompson, aged 50 years and 6 months. Buried Friday, March 6, at Stone Church cemetery. She died in peace, and has gone to enjoy the peace prepared for the people of God. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Sunday, March 15, 1891; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Eleanor H. Vass
Died Oct 7, Mrs. Eleanor H. Vass, Age 77 Years, at home of son-in-law, Col. Robert White of Wheeling , West Va. ; a daughter is the wife of Rev. Dr. Edw. Martin.
[Source: St. Charles Journal, Jan. 1882. Submitted by Joanne Scobee Morgan]






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