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
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
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]
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
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]