Wirt County, West Virginia

  Obituaries and Death Notices

Charles A. Ball
Chas. A. Ball son of J. P. and Mahattiable Ball was born in Elizabeth, West Virginia, September 8,1850 and departed this life December 4,1925 in Kansas, at the age of 65 years, 2 months, and 25 days. He came with his parents to Kansas in 1870. Source: The Belleville Telescope (Belleville, Kansas) Thursday, December 10,1925  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst

Joseph Bates
Was instantly killed by lighting last Monday afternoon, near Elizabeth, Wirt County, West Virginia, while taking refuge from the storm under a sycamore tree. Source: The daily phoenix (Columbia, South Carolina) July 8,1869  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst

Will Hale
Tragedy in Wirt county
Parkersburg, W. Va., May 9.— Mr. Will Hale, formerly Deputy Sheriff of Wirt county, died last night from the effects of a revolver shot fired by his nephew, a lad named Robert Keys, on the night before. Young Keys was at the residence of Andrew Woodyard, at Newark, and Mr. Hale went over to the house. Mrs. Woodyard thought that she saw some one on the outside of the house trying to enter, and became frightened. Keys got a revolver and fired through the window, striking Hale in the breast. He was able to walk some distance, and was not found until next morning, when his brother Edward found him and took him home. He died last night. Young Keys, as stated above, was Hale's nephew and, of course, had no idea whom he was shooting at. Mr. Hale stood very high in the Little Kanawha Valley and was a sober, worthy gentleman, and a brother of J. C. Hale, ex-Sheriff of the county. [The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer.(Wheeling, W. Va.), May 10, 1888]

Mr. Hopkins
On the 29th ult. Mr. Hopkins died at the residence of Mrs. Wilkinson, his daughter, near Graham Station.  His remains were taken to Elizabeth, Wirt county, for burial.  He died from the effects of a cancer which caused him many years of suffering.  He was 89 years of age.  [The Weekly Register.(Point Pleasant, (W)Va), December 01, 1878]

William E. Lockhart
Clerk Dead -- Wm. E. Lockhart, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Wirt county, died on the night of Sunday, the 18th ult.  Mr. Lockhart was a very deserving and popular man. [The daily dispatch.(Richmond [Va.], July 01, 1854]

Miss Jeanette Pomeroy
Miss Pomeroy, who was in her thirty-seventh year, had been ill for several years, being afflicted with a cancer. her death occurred last week, the funeral and burial taking place in Elizabeth, West Virginia last Sunday. Source: The Bourbon News (Paris, Kentucky) Friday May 10,1918  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst

Benjamin H. (Spike) Williams
71, died at 4 p.m. today at the Fox Nursing Home in Chester where he had been a patient for the past five years. He last made his home with a sister-in-law, Mrs. Fern Winters, 556 Florida Avenue, Chester. He was born in Elizabeth, West Virginia March 4,1889. His wife, Margaret Kell Williams preceded him in death in 1951.
Williams, a potter, was last employed at the Edwin M. Knowles China Company in Newell, retiring in 1954. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Liverpool and the Chester Order of Odd Fellows. Survivors are one niece and two nephews.
Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Arner Chester Chapel by Rev. Earliss L. Gleaton of the First Christian Church. Burial will be in the Locust Hill Cemetery. Friends will be received today and Tuesday. Source: The Weirton Daily Times (Weirton, West Virginia) Monday, May 9,1960  Transcribed by: D. Oberst

Mary Williams
Dead - Mrs. Mary Williams, relict of the late Rev. O.L. Williams, of Frederick county, died in Wirt county recently.  [The Daily Dispatch.(Richmond [Va.]), May 12, 1855]

M. B. Wolverton
Death of M. B. Wolverton
Munday, P.O., Wirt county, W. Va., March 15 - Mr. M. B. Wolverton died at his home in this place last week. The cause of his death was supposed by the physician to be heart failure. He was born in Taylor county, W. Va., on May 30, 1832. He left Taylor county with his father when about sixteen years of age, and went to Calhoun county, where he lived about ten years, then returned to Taylor county. He was married August 18, 1859, to Miss Mary J. Rogers. He lived at various places in West Virginia, and came to this place in 1877, where he lived until the time of his death. He leaves a wife and seven children, all grown. [Wheeling Register, March 19, 1896 - Transcribed by AFOFG]


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