Tucker County West Virginia
Obituaries and Death Notices

Melville Broke
Mr. Melville Broke, veterinary surgeon, residing near Parsons, W. Va., died recently, aged seventy-four years. [The Evening Times - Washington, D. C. - November 29, 1898 - Transcribed as written by D. Donlon]

David Kite
Sheffield, June 3.- The body of David Kite who dropped dead while at work at the Central Pennsylvania Lumber Company mill at this place yesterday, was prepared for burial here yesterday afternoon, and shipped to his home at Parsons, West Virginia, last evening. Mr Kite had been in the employ of the Lumber Company, for about nine months, and was the head sawyer on one of the large rigs. He apparently had been in his usual good health until just a few minutes before he died, he said he did not feel well, and dropped dead. The carriage started running wild through the mill, and three men who were on it jumped over at the peril of theirs lives. Mr. Colegrove stated that the damage to the machinery would amount to between $500 and $1000 dollars. the one side of the mill had close down yesterday until the necessary repairs can be made. Coroner Chapman, of Warren, was notified and said that no inquest would be necessary, death being due to a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Kite is survived by his wife and five children in Parsons, West Virginia. Source: The Warren Tribune (Warren, Pennsylvania) Wednesday, June 3,1925  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst

Basil Shoemaker
Basil Shoemaker, a boy of Parsons, W. Va., was run down by a train and his head cut off while walking with a companion from Parsons to Hendricks. The other boy cannot be found.[The Evening Times - Washington, D. C. - November 29, 1898 - Transcribed as written by D. Donlon]

Mrs. Effie Young Simpson
Piqua friends will be saddened by the news of the death of Mrs. A. B. Simpson, of Parsons, West Virginia, who for a number of years made her home in Piqua. Mrs. Simpson had been failing in health for the past year and her death was caused by a complication of diseases. Mrs. Simpson died at her home early Sunday morning, December 30. She was well known throughout the community of Parsons for her untiring disposition to please others and until her illness forced her to retire from active business life with her husband in the Simpson Department Store, she was well known as one of the best business women in Parsons. While in Piqua, she and Mr. Simpson resided on Broadway between Ash and High street and operated a music store where Retter's Tea Room is now located. The Simpson were well known here, possessing a wide circle of friends who will be saddened to learn of her death. they left here about eight years ago.
Mrs. Effie Young Simpson was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., a daughter of Andrew B. and Agnes Young. On July 8,1915, she was united in marriage to A. B. Simpson. She was an active member of the Presbyterian church and in secret societies she was a valuable member of parsons Eastern Star and Pythian Sisters and also a member of the Parsons Women club.
Besides her husband, she is survived by the following relatives; frank S. young of Milwaukee, Wis.; Mrs. Lulu Ahrens and Miss Jane Young of Minneapolis, Minn. Funeral services were conducted at the residence and burial was made in the family lot in Heavner Cemetery, Buckhannon. Source: The Piqua Daily Call (Piqua, Ohio) Saturday, January 12,1935  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst


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