Albright, Eva Elizabeth
On March 2, 1867, Eva Elizabeth infant daughter of Samuel &
Elizabeth Albright, died aged 10 months and 1 day.[Source: Preston
County Journal of March 9, 1867, Submitted by M. Wagner]
presently living in Illinois was killed by a horse at his house. Mr.
Elliott is well known by many citizens of this county and was a brother
to Col. W. B. Crane's wife also a local resident. [Preston County
Journal May 30, 1872 Contributed by M. Wagner]
Fairfax, J. Baldwin
of whose illness we spoke in our last letter, died Tuesday at ten a.m.
and was buried at his home place three mils west of Terra Alta.
[Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Monday, July 4, 1892; transcribed by
Flynn, Bernard L.
services for Bernard L. Flynn, brother of Donald L. Flynn of
Lexington were last Thursday at Kingwood, West Va. Memorial services
had been conducted earlier at the Presbyterian Church in Teaneck, N. J.
Mr. Flynn, who was 61, died Dec. 9 after a short illness. He was vice
president for purchases for Lever Bros. Co. and was a Presbyterian. In
addition to his brother here, he leaves his wife, Mrs. Katherine Flynn
of Teaneck; a son, Bernard L. Flynn Jr. of Wisconsin; his mother, Mrs.
B. L. Flynn of Logan, West Va.; and another brother, J. W. Flynn of
Darien, Conn. [ The Lexington Progress, December 19, 1978 - Sub by FoFG]
Miss Sarah Forman at the residence of her father in this county died on
May 18, 1872. She was aged about thirty years. [Preston County Journal
June 27, 1872 Contributed by M. Wagner]
Gibson, John T.
John Thomas Gibson died in Preston county last week. It is believed
that he was a man of considerable wealth. Notes aggregating $2,000 held
by him against certain parties were found after his death and it is
positively stated that he has hid somewhere, two nail kegs full of
money, mostly gold. One man paid him $200 in gold a short time since.
Gibson was eccentric in his habits. [The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer
(Wheeling, W. Va.) May 04, 1886]
TERRA ALTA, February 5 Frank Glover who was hurt at 72 Water Station
last Friday morning, died from the effects that evening. His remains
were interred in the family burying ground at this place Sunday
morning. The B of R. T. of Keyser took charge of the remains, he being
a member at that place. The K. of P. at Keyser and this place attended
in a body. He has just lately been married and the unexpected blow fell
heavily on his companion, parents and bereaved friends. It was one of
the largest funerals ever in this place. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling,
WV) Tuesday, 6 Feb. 1894; transcribed by FoFG mz]
On September 2, 1866, Salathiel Greenlief died of a lung disease. His
age 26y 7m 7d (January 1, 1840). [Source: Preston County Journal of
September 8, 1866 , Submitted by M. Wagner]
On June 21, 1866, in Brandonville, Mrs Caroline Hagans wife of Capt. H.
C. Hagans died. [Source: Preston County Journal of June 30, 1866,
Submitted by M. Wagner]
In Brandonsville, this county, on Tuesday afternoon, May 7, 1867 , at
4pm Harrison Hagans, died in his 71st year. [Source: Preston County
Journal of May 11, 1867, Submitted by M. Wagner]
Heermans, John William
On August 16, 1866, John William infant son of Francis & Mary R.
Heermans died age 4 m 3d(May 13, 1866) [Source: Preston County Journal
of August 18, 1866, Submitted by M. Wagner]
a pioneer in the West Virginia coal business and for many years the
general superintendent for the Newburgh Orrel Coal Company, died at his
home in Newburg a week ago to-day. He was the father of Mrs. M. D. Orr,
of this place, and was widely known and generally esteemed. [Wheeling
Register (Wheeling, WV) Monday, March 14, 1887; Sub. by FoFG]
Herndon, Solomon P.
On March 14, 1867, at his reasidence in Kingwood, Mr. Solomon P.
Herndon died aged about 77 years. [Source: Preston County Journal of
March 16, 1867, Submitted by M. Wagner]
Hine, Mrs. Frank
died at the residence of James Maust at Hazelton, on Feb 21, 1891. We
have no further particulars at this writing. [From Preston County
Journal Feb 26, 1891 by M. Wagner]
formerly of Newburg died of consumption on May 19, 1872 age about 31
years in Sedgewick City, Kansas [Preston County Journal June 6, 1872
Contributed by M. Wagner]
Jackson, Grover C.
aged 62, a well
known resident of Kingwood, died at Fairmont hospital
last evening at about ten-thirty o'clock from injuries received
several weeks ago while at work repairing a tipple at the coal mines
near there. Mr. Jackson was a carpenter by trade and while
repairing the tipple was injured in such a manner that amputation of
one of his legs was made necessary. He was admitted to Fairmont
hospital on March 16 where everything possible was done to relieve his
sufferings and to restore his health. He is survived by his wife and
several children. The body was prepared for burial by undertaker C. M.
Williamson, and was taken today to Kingwood for burial. Source: The
Fairmont West Virginian, (Fairmont, West Virginia) Monday, April
5,1920 Transcribed by: D. Oberst
at her residence on the 6th of this month died of Dropsey of the heart.
She was the wife of James Jenkins in her 70th year.
[Preston County Journal May 23, 1872 Contributed by M. Wagner]
Lewis, John J.
Evansville: On Thursday, the 8th of January, John J. Lewis was buried
by the Independant Order of Good Templars. [Preston County
Journal of January 15, 1891, Submitted by M. Wagner]
Liston, Captain Abraham
A highly esteemed citizen of Pleasant District, Preston county, was
found dead in a fied a few days since, and, upon examination it was
found that he had been kicked in the stomach by a horse causing
instantaneous death. Source: Wheeling Register, (Wheeling, West
Virginia), Monday, June 7, 1875 Transcribed by: D. Oberst
McCormick, S. P.
KINGWOOD, June 5. The remains of the late Hon. S. P. McCormick were
interred in the cemetery here this afternoon at tree oclock. Mr.
McCormick died in Washington City of aneurism of the abdominal sorts.
He had gone there to consult the eminent diagnostician, Dr. Robert
Reyburn, who confirmed the diagnosis of Dr. Trippett, the family
physician. Mr. McCormick had no cancer as reported by many papers of
the State. A very large cortege of friends from different parts of the
State followed the remains to their last resting place. The funeral
ceremonies were conducted by Rev. Mr. Orwin, of the M. E. Church,
assisted by Rev. Mr. Wallace, of the Presbyterian Church, both of
Kingwood. A beautiful funeral address was delivered by G. W. Atkinson,
a warm personal friend of the deceased. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling,
WV) Thursday, June 6, 1889; transcribed by FoFG mz]
Aged between fifty and
sixty years, and residing on the line of the B. O. railroad, in Preston
county, fell down stairs a few days ago and received injuries which
resulted in his death. Source: Wheeling Register, (Wheeling, West
Virginia) Monday, October 4,1886 Transcribed by: D. Oberst
Miller, Martha E.
On January 15, 1866 in Morgans Glade Miss Martha E. Miller daughter of
Joseph N. & Mary A. Miller ages 17years 8 months & 7 days(May
15, 1849) died. [Source: Preston County Journal of January 27, 1867,
Submitted by M. Wagner]
GRAFTON, August 27. Mr. Patrick Plummer, one of the oldest and best
known engineers on the Third Division, died suddenly Monday evening at
his residence in Newburg of heart disease, age 59 years. Deceased
leaves a wife and a number of children to mourn his loss, among them
Mrs. James Flannigan of this place and Dr. Plummer, a practicing
physician of Preston county. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV)
Thursday, August 29, 1889; transcribed by FoFG mz]
at her residence wife of John W. Rigg in her 65th year. [Preston County
Journal May 23, 1872 Contributed by M. Wagner]
Clay Spahr on Sept. 11, 1872 son of Alfred Spahr and age 15 years
died. [Preston County Journal Sept. 14, 1872 Contributed by M.
On January 2, 1867 in Portland , Mrs Abigail Sypolt died about 83 years
of age and widow of George Sypolt. [Source: Preston County Journal of
January 19, 1867, Submitted by M. Wagner]
On May 26, 1866, at the residence of her son Daniel Titchnell in
Pleasant Township, Mrs. Lydia Titchnell, Her age 81y 0m 24d (May 2,
1785) [Source: Preston County Journal of June 2, 1866, Submitted by M.
Trowbridge, Samuel G.
On April 26, 1872, Samuel G. Trowbridge born July 3, 1801 in WV. He was
a member of M.E. Church for 46 years. He leaves to morn his loss an
aged wife and 5 children besides Christian friends endeared to him by
his kindness and benevolance. The information preceding is from the
Gazette of Kahoka, Clark County, Missouri from a letter written by his
son E. C. Trowbridge. We learn that his sickness lasted for 8 days
before his passing. Peace to his memory. [Transcribed from Preston
County Journal May 23, 1872 by M. Wagner]
of near Hazelton died last week spinal affection. Mr Uphold was an old
veteran of the late war, and had been entirely disabled for years.
[From Preston County Journal, Feb. 26, 1891 by M. Wagner]
Wheeler, Lloyd A.
NEWBURG, W. VA, September 15 Lloyd A. Wheeler, of Rowelsburg, died at
fifteen minutes of five oclock this morning, from injuries received in
falling from a freight train near Independence last night, aged
thirty-eight years. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Monday, September
17, 1888; transcribed by FoFG mz]
Whitehair, Mrs Grant
On Thursday January 15, 1891, in Kingwood, Mrs Grant Whitehair at her
husbands home. She died of consumption(TB) of which she had been ailing
for about eighteen months. Mrs Whitehair was the daughter of the late
John Bucklew of Portland. Her parents both died of consumption. She
leaves one child & endured her long sickness most patiently. Long
ago she saw she could not be cured and she said she was willing to die.
She was a member of the M. E. church and a devoted member of the
Kingwood Good Templar Lodge. [Source: Preston County Journal of January
22, 1891, Submitted by M. Wagner]
Wood, Carroll E. "Woody"
88, of Brandinn Acres, Reedsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at
Heartland of Preston County after a short illness. He was born Sept.
29, 1912, in Macomb, Ill., son of the late Beryl and Dena McCreery
Wood. He was an outstanding athlete in basketball and baseball at
Western Illinois University and was co-captain of the 1934-1935
basketball team that won the Little 19 Conference Championship. In
1936, coaches elected him to receive the conference's Most Valuable
Player trophy. He played semi-pro basketball after graduating from
Western Illinois University in 1937, and was a member of the Ayers
Oilers team for Kahokia, Mo., that won the 1938 YMCA tournament in
Detroit. He played some professional baseball before beginning his
coaching and teaching career, which extended over 30 years at Macomb,
Elkhart, Mount Pulaski, Unit 5 Normal and District 87 Bloomington, all
in Illinois. His most famous basketball team at Bloomington High posted
a 23-3 record, ranked fifth in the state polls, won the Big 12
Conference, and went to the sectional, where it lost to Decatur. The
Decatur team won the state tournament and had four of its five starters
play college basketball. He was inducted into the Western Illinois
University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1975. He retired in 1973 and moved
to Alpine Lake Resort, near Terra Alta, to be near his daughter,
Barbara and family. He became a dedicated Mountaineer fan after moving
to West Virginia. He was a member of Reedsville United Methodist
Church. He is survived by his wife, Verona Lovett Wood, whom he married
on Aug. 1, 1938; a daughter and spouse, Barbara and Ron Salter, of
Vienna; two grandsons, Gary Salter, of Vienna, and Greg Salter, of
Huntersville, N.C., and several cousins in Illinois. Friends may call
at the James G. Lobb Funeral Home, W.Va. 7, Reedsville, from 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 7, until the 1:30 p.m. memorial service, with Dr. David
Spence officiating. [Dominion Post, Morgantown, West Virginia -
submitted by Ida Maack Recu]
one time proprietor of the Summit House, Terra Alta, died at that place
Monday morning. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Monday, July 4, 1892;
transcribed by FoFG mz]
Young Services-Funeral services for Mrs. Doris Young, 20, of Third
avenue, South Charleston, who died Saturday at Terra Alta, will be held
at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of God at Spring Hill. Rev. William
Hall will officiate and burial will follow in Bays cemetery. Surviving
are her husband, Robert young; a daughter, Shirley Ann; a son, Roy
Young, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Obey Bays, all of South
Charleston. [May 1, 1939 The Charleston Daily Mail, Charleston W. Va. -
Submitted by Shauna Williams]