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.
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:
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