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Wetzel County West Virginia

Obituaries and Death Notices

Bush Arnold
At Jacksonburg, West Va., Tuesday at six o'clock,Bush Arnold, age 26 years. The deceased was a son-in-law of Thomas A. Nethken, of Oakland, Maryland, who went  to Jacksonburg on Tuesday morning, returning here the same evening with the body, which will be interred this afternoon in the Oakland cemetery. Mrs. Arnold is just recovering from an attack of typhoid fever. [The Republican; Sept.12,1907, Sub. by Julie (Arnold) Baker who adds the following note: "Bush Arnold Jr. was born April 19,1880, in Reedsville, Preston County, WV, died in a horse and wagon accident, September 10,1907")   

Thomas Bennett
New Martinsville-The first hunting fatality occurred near here when Thomas Bennett died of wounds received when his gun was accidentally discharged. [The Charleston Daily Mail, Charleston West Virginia October 5, 1920 - Submitted by Shauna Williams]

Captain James Clegg

INSTANTLY KILLED
     New Martinsville, (W. Va.), Dec. 12-When Captain James Clegg, forman of the pipe line gang for the New Martinsville Natural Gas Company, was caulking a pipe under a thousand pounds of direct pressure the pipe burst throwing Captain Clegg a hundred feet in the air killing him instantly his neck being broken.
     Half a dozen other workmen were knocked down and severely injured. [December 21, 1894 Reno Evening Gazette, Reno Nevada - Submitted by Shauna Williams]

At New Martinsville, Va., Captain Clegg, foreman of a gang lying natural gas mains, was killed by a pipe exploding under a pressure of 1,000 pounds direct pressure. He was thrown nearly 100 feet into the air. [Newark Daily Advocate, Newark Ohio December 22, 1894 - Submitted by Shauna Williams]

Bertie Creig

NEW MARTINSVILLE, W VA, February 4 -- Miss Bertie Creig, aged 17, one of New Martinsvilles favorite young ladies, died very suddenly here to-day, of an inflammation of the stomach and heart failure. The internment will be on Thursday, in Williams cemetery. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Wednesday, 5 Feb. 1890; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Euretta Creighton

MRS. CREIGHTON DIES IN W. VA.
     The death of Mrs. Euretta Creighton, 76, occurred Saturday at the home of Mr. R.H. Thomas at New Martinsville, W. Va. as a result of a third stroke of paralysis.
     The deceased who has lived on East Allen Street for many years was spending the winter in W. Va.
     She is survived by one daughter Miss Jennie Creighton, of this city and one son John Creighton of New Martinsville, also one sister Mrs. John Lingle, , of Conneatville, Pa. and a brother Joseph Stimley of Greeley Colo. Mrs. Neil Amendt of 122 West Chestnut St. and Mrs. James Boice of 1134 Forest Rose Avenue are grandchildren, also three other grandchildren of New Martinsville.
      The funeral was held today at the West Virginia town and the body on arrival here Tuesday, will be taken to the Boice Home, where friends may view the body from 2 to 3 tomorrow. Burial will be made in Forest Rose cemetery with Rev. T.B. Roberts officiating. [Lancaster Daily Eagle, Lancaster Ohio December 13, 1926 - Submitted by Shauna Williams]

Thad Durant

THAD DURANT, 11, DIES IN NEW MARTINSVILLE
     Mrs. Lucy Durant of Wayne avenue, has received word of the death of her grandson, Thad Durant, aged 11, who died at his home in New Martinsville, W. Va., Friday afternoon following a heart attack. Young Durant was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Durant.
     Besides his grandmother, he is survived by another grandmother, Mrs. Ameria Kussmaul, of Philo, and several aunts and uncles in this vicinity, also six brothers and a sister. Funeral services will be held at St. James church, New Martinsville, Monday morning. Burial will be made in the Catholic cemetery, Philo. [The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio November 17, 1930 - Submitted by Shauna Williams] 

Charles Eisenbarth

In attempting to cross the Ohio river in a skiff Charles Eisenbarth and L.L. Wilson were drowned at New Martinsville, W. Va. [The Newark Advocate, Newark Ohio November 23, 1906 - Submitted by Shauna Williams]

Charles Milton French

Charles Milton French, age 45 years, of New Martinsville, W. Va., son of Mr. and Mrs. John French of Fayette city, died Sunday, August 30th at his late home. Death was due to injuries received in an automobile accident on August 17th. He is survived by a wife, parents, five sisters and three brothers. Funeral services were held Tuesday from his late home. [The Monessen Daily Independent, Monessen Pennsylvania September 3 1925 - Submitted by Shauna Williams]

Friend Garner

In a row near New Martinsville, W. Va., Friend Garner, son of Henry Garner, one of the wealthiest farmers in the county, was murdered by Harrison Huggans, who rented from Garner. [Decatur Daily Republican, Decatur Illinois July 23, 1894 - Submitted by Shauna Williams]

L. S. Hall

     The following reliable account of the sudden and quite mysterious death of L. S. Hall, Esq., of New Martinsville, will be read with sorrow by the large circle of friends who knew him. Mr. Hall was the father of Hon. Sep. Hall, of Wetzel.
     Mr. Hall left home the first of the week to go back into the country about 15 miles to sell and survey some wild lands which he had. He left his horse at a mans house and started to walk across a hill through the woods to see a man with whom he had business, intending to return in an hour or two. This was about 4 p.m. Wednesday. He did not return and the next morning (Thursday) they started to hunt him, and found him lying in the woods, about one-fourth of a mile from where he first started. It is supposed that he died of apoplexy. November 12, 1875. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Monday, 15 Nov. 1875; transcribed by FoFG mz]
 
Frank Wells Jackson

LITTLE SON OF DR. AND MRS. J.H. JACKSON DEAD
     D. Stewart received a telegram, Monday evening, announcing the death of Frank Wells Jackson, son of Dr. and Mrs. J.H. Jackson, at their home in New Martinsville, W. Va. Dr. Jackson was for 3 years pastor of the Elm Street Methodist church (South). He was transferred from here to the Park Avenue Methodist church at Hannibal, going from there to New Martinsville, when he was promoted to the position of presiding elder. He has just been returned for his third year as presiding elder, and he and his family have acquired a permanent home in New Martinsville.     The little son who has just died was about fourteen years old, and had been an invalid practically all of his life. Friends here will sympathize with the Doctor and his wife in their bereavement. [The Chillicothe Constitution, Chillicothe Missouri October 5, 1909 - Submitted by Shauna Williams]
 
Judge Thomas P. Jacobs

     Frostburg, Md., Nov. 1-Word was received at Frostburg of the death at New Martinsville, W. Va., of Former Circuit Judge Thomas P. Jacobs, aged 66. [The Washington Post, Washington D.C. November 2, 1918 - Submitted by Shauna Williams]
 
George James

DESPONDENCY THE CAUSE
     Parkersburg, W. Va., June 6-George James, aged 30, was found dead hanging to rafter at his home in New Martinsville. He had been out of work, and having a large family became despondent and hanged himself. [The Marion Daily Star, Marion Ohio June 6, 1893 - Submitted by Shauna Williams]
 
F. P. Lowther

LOWTHER DIED TODAY
     Wheeling, W. Va., Nov. 1-Dr. F.P. Lowther, one of those wounded in the street duel with Friend Cox, at New Martinsville, Tuesday night, died at 9:15 this morning and Mrs. Lowther, the doctor's wife, wounded in the chest by Cox, is growing worse, and a third life may be sacrificed to the quarrel. [The Newark Advocate, Newark Ohio November 1, 1901 - Submitted by Shauna Williams]
 
Harry Quinn

     Word has been received of the death of Harry Quinn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Quinn of New Martinsville, W. Va. Mrs. James Dennison of Lawrence street had been called to New Martinsville, but not reach there before his death.     His mother formerly resided in Newark. [The Newark Advocate, Newark Ohio October 23, 1918 - Submitted by Shauna Williams]
Funeral of Harry Quinn
     The body of Harry Quinn, who died Tuesday at New Martinsville, W. Va., of influenza, will arrive in the city Saturday afternoon, and will be taken direct to Mt. Calvary cemetery from the train for interment. [The Newark Advocate, Newark Ohio October 24, 1918 - Submitted by Shauna Williams]
 
Cora B. Stewart

Mrs. Cora B. Stewart died suddenly Friday morning, February 3, 1905, at New Martinsville, W. Va. Wife of E.E. Stewart. [February 4, 1905, The Washington Post, Washington D.C. - Submitted by Shauna Williams]
 
M. C. Vandenbusche

REV. M.C. VANDENBUSCHE VICTIM OF TUBERCULOSIS
     New Martinsville, Nov. 21-Rev. M.C. Vandenbusche, pastor of the St. Vincent DePaul church here and one of the leading Catholic clergymen in the state, died here this morning of tuberculosis. For some time, Rev. Father Vandenbusche had been in failing health and spent the past six months in New Mexico in the hope of regaining his health. He was about 50 years of age and had been rector of the local church since he was ordained in 1901. Funeral services will be held Friday morning and burial will be at Wheeling. [The Charleston Daily Mail, Charleston West Virginia November 21, 1922  - Submitted by Shauna Williams]
 
William Williams

FARMER KILLS SMALL BOY
     George Brown, a well-known farmer of Wetzel county, W. Va., living near New Martinsville, shot and killed William Williams, 15 years old, because he found the lad in his blackberry patch. The boy did not vacate the premises as quickly as Brown desired. [The Daily Herald, Chicago Illinois July 28, 1905 - Submitted by Shauna Williams]

L.L. Wilson

In attempting to cross the Ohio river in a skiff Charles Eisenbarth and L.L. Wilson were drowned at New Martinsville, W. Va. [The Newark Advocate, Newark Ohio November 23, 1906 - Submitted by Shauna Williams]


 



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