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Preston County West Virginia
Obituaries and Death Notices



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]

Elliott, Abraham
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 FoFG mz]

Flynn, Bernard L.
Graveside 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]

Forman, Sarah
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]

Glover, Frank
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]

Greenlief, Salathiel
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]

Hagans, Caroline
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]

Hagans, Harrison
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]

Henry, Lawrence
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]

Huggins, Amos
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

Jenkins, Rachel
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]

McGinley, William
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]

Plummer, Patrick
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]

Rigg, Mary
at her residence wife of John W. Rigg in her 65th year. [Preston County Journal May 23, 1872 Contributed by M. Wagner]

Spahr, Clay
Clay Spahr on Sept. 11, 1872 son of Alfred Spahr and age 15 years died.  [Preston County Journal Sept. 14, 1872 Contributed by M. Wagner]

Sypolt, Abigail
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]

Titchnell, Daniel
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. Wagner]

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]

Uphold, Norman
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]

Worthing, Walter
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, Doris
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]



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