Wayne County West Virginia
Obituaries and Death Notices




Washington Bark and Peter Hayden
November 1, 1886 - The Wheeling Daily Register - submitted by: Dena Whitesell
Last Wednesday night, about half past nine, two colored men, Washington Bark and Peter Hayden, laborers of Strong & Son, contractors for Lock No. 2, on the Kanawha, were drowned. They undertook to cross the river from the Coal Valley side to the lock, in an old abandoned "jolly boat" they found on the bar opposite the lock. It is supposed the boat sank with them near the middle of the river. Cries were heard, but no one knew what was the matter. The bodies of both were recovered Thursday morning. They were both good industrious men and lived some where in Old Virginia.

John W. Boyd
March 8, 1879- The Wheeling Daily Register - submitted by: Dena Whitesell
Boyd - On Friday, evening, February 7th, at 6:30 o'clock, John W. Boyd, in his 43d year. Funeral notice in the evening Standard of this day.
Lewis F. Britt
July 21, 1874 - The Wheeling Daily Register - submitted by: Dena Whitesell
Britt, Lewis Francis, infant son of Lewis and Kate Britt, aged 8 months and 24 days. Funeral from the residence of his grandfather, Mr. Charles Prettyman, No. 2020 Water street, this (Wednesday) afternoon at two o'clock. Friends of the family are respectfully invited.

F. M. Chapman
FOUND DEAD
Huntington, W. Va., April 4th.--Yesterday morning F. M. Chapman, a former merchant up the N. & W. Railroad, at Dingess and other points, was found dead at a boarding house in Kenova. He had been to this city and returning to his home stopped at Kenova to spend the night. The deceased was about 35 years old and had a wife and several children. Source: The Weekly Register (Point Pleasant, West Virginia) April 12, 1899  Transcribed by: D.O.

Annie Healy
July 3, 1874 - The Wheeling Daily Register - submitted by: Dena Whitesell
Healy - On Wednesday evening, July 1st, 1874, at 7 1/2 o'clock, Mrs. Annie Healy, aged ninety-four years. Funeral from the residence of her son, James Healy, No. 70 18th street (old Clay street,) on Friday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends of the family are invited to attend.
George Holt
June 23, 1879 - The Wheeling Daily Register - submitted by: Dena Whitesell
Suicides by drowning
On Saturday morning, about 5 o'clock, 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 coroner's 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,a 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 ever 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 Seabright's clothing store about 10:30 o'clock, and the remark was made that "he was going off to drown himself". A man passing up Twenty-third street at 4 o'clock Saturday morning saw him asleep on Wheeler's 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.

Eliza J. Jacob
October 1, 1874 - The Wheeling Daily Register- submitted by: Dena Whitesell
Jacob - September 30, 1874, Mrs. Eliza J., wife of D. F. Jacob, in the thirty-eighth year of her age. Funeral will take place Friday, October 2, at 11 o'clock, a.m. from her late residence, on the Bthany pike. Friends of the family are invited to attend. Remains will be interred at Greenwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Jarrett
Ceredo, W.Va., April 7 -- Mrs. Mary Jarrett, one of the oldest and best known residents of this county, died at her home at the mouth of White's Creek Sunday, at the age 96 years.
[Wheeling Register, 8 Apr 1896 - Sub. by K.T.]

Hardy Jones
March 8, 1879 - The Wheeling Daily Register - submitted by: Dena Whitesell
Jones - At Lodi, N.Y., on Monday, March 3, 1879, Hardy Jones, late of this county, aged 81 years. Interment at Stone Church Cemetery at 2 o'clock p.m. today. Carriages will leave the St. James Hotel at 12 o'clock.

Harmonia Liedl
July 3, 1874 - The Wheeling Daily Register - submitted by: Dena Whitesell
Liedle - On Wednesday, July 1, 1874, at 2 o'clock p.m. Harmonia, infant daughter of Christian and Kate Liedl, aged seventeen months. Funeral from the residence of the parents, on Main street, Friday, July 3rd, at 9 a.m. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

Charles S. Morris
November 5, 1874 - The Wheeling Daily Register - submitted by: Dena Whitesell
Morris - On Tuesday evening, at 7 1/2 o'clock, Charles S. Morris, in the fifty-eight year of his age. His funeral will take place from his late residence on Market street, Second ward, on Thursday, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends are invited to attend.

Annie Ogdon
July 3, 1874 - The Wheeling Daily Register - submitted by: Dena Whitesell
Cummins - On Thursday evening, July 2d, at 7 o'clock, Annie Ogdon, infant daughter of Dr. James Cummins, aged ten and one-half months. Funeral Saturday afternoon, at 4 o'clock, from the residence of her father, No. 1133 Chapline street (old 4th). Friends of the family are invited to attend.

Jas. T. Petticord
December 15, 1874 - The Wheeling Daily Register - submitted by: Dena Whitesell
Petticord - December 14th, 1874, Jas. T. Petticord, at Elm Grove, aged thirty years. Funeral services at 2 o'clock, p.m. Tuesday, December 15th, at his late residence in Elm Grove. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

Brigie Spurlock (nee Jones)
Beloved wife of J. S. Spurlock. November 24, at 10:40 a. m. died, aged 29 years. Services at residence at 1538 Beech Av., Price Hill, Tuesday, at 2 p. m. Interment at Wayne, West Virginia. Source: The Cincinnati Enquire (Cincinnati, Ohio) Tuesday, November 25, 1913  Transcribed by: D. Oberst

Mary C. Werder
December 16, 1874 - The Wheeling Daily Register - submitted by: Dena Whitesell
Werder - On Monday, December 14th, 1874, Mrs. Mary C. Werder, mother of Rev. A. W. Werder, in the seventy-fourth year of her age. The remains will be conveyed from the residence of her son, No. 66, 11th street, at 2 o'clock this afternoon, to the St. James Lutheran Church, where the funeral services will be held.
Mary H. Wiesel
October 19, 1874 - The Wheeling Daily Register - submitted by: Dena Whitesell
Wiesel - At the residence of M. Wiesel, Esq., Cumberland, Md., on Friday morning, 16th inst., Mary Henrietta, infant daughter of the late Dr. Henry J. and Mary L. Breslin Wiesel, of this city, aged six months and twenty-one days.


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