On last Saturday August Bohn , of Parkersburg, W. Va., attempted to
save his 5 year old son who had fallen into the water, but both were
drowned. Indiana Progress, Indiana Pennsylvania May 27, 1886
Brown, "Aunt Peggy"
"Aunt Peggy" Brown , of Parkersburg, W. Va., is dead, aged nearly
a century. October 1, 1885 Newark Daily Advocate, Newark Ohio
Brown, Fred A.
Boy Drowned at Parkersburg Special Telegram to the Register
Parkersburg, W. Va., September 1, -- Fred A., son of Isaac Brown, of
the South Side, fell out of a John boat in the Kanawha this afternoon,
and was drowned. The body was found about an hour after the occurrence.
the boy was about Ten years old. Source: Wheeling Register (Wheeling,
West Virginia), Tuesday, September 5. 1893 Transcribed by: D.
Bunch, Mrs. Tillie
Rites Held Thursday Afternoon From The Enon Baptist Church.
Funeral services for Mrs. Tillie Bunch were held from the Enon Baptist
Church south of Chillicothe at 2 p.m. Thursday, Rev. Gordon Logan of
Liberty, officiating. Mrs. Bunch was born Tillie May Johnson, daughter
of George W. and Emma Johnson, in Wood County, West Virginia, Aug.
5,1871. She was 75 years, 8 months, and 10 days of age at the time of
her passing. At the age of 16 years she came to Missouri with her
father and sister, where with the exception of a few months in Kansas,
she spent her life. On March 22,1893, she was united in marriage to
Jackson Bunch, who preceded her in death on Jan. 15 1920. Two children
were born to this union, a son, Monte Coryl, passing away at the age of
5 months, and a daughter, Mrs. Ira Griffiths of the home. At an early
age she was united with the Baptist Church in Murphytown, West
Virginia, later moving her membership to Enon Baptist Church where it
remained until the time of her death. Source: The Chillicothe
Constitution-Tribune (Chillicothe,Missouri) Saturday, Apr.
19,1947 Transcribed by: D. Oberst
PARKERSBURG, W. VA., January 21 Hattie Curry, the infant daughter of
Mr. John Curry, died and was buried this week. [Wheeling Register
(Wheeling, WV) Sunday, January 25, 1885; transcribed by FoFG mz]
D'Alma, Miss Maud
Miss Maud D'Alma , was drowned near Parkersburg, W. Va., on Saturday.
Miss D'Alma was a resident of Clearfield and she with her family were
traveling with a circus which was showing near Parkersburg, when a
cloud burst, the flood striking the tent and tearing it to pieces and
carrying Miss D'Alma to a watery grave before any assistance could be
rendered. The Indiana Democrat, Indiana Pennsylvania August 8, 1889
PARKERSBURG, W. Va, October 10 Miss Tillie Eskey, a most estimable
young lady, died yesterday at her home in the Sixth ward, of
consumption. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Wednesday, October 17,
1883; transcribed by FoFG mz}
The following announcement taken from the Parkersburg, West Virginia,
Daily State Journal of August 22nd gives our people the first news of
the death of esteemed former fellow citizen. he left here 30 years ago,
for Parkersburg, where he has since resided. the funeral of Mr. john
Gilfillan will take place tomorrow afternoon at four o'clock from his
late residence on Ann street, Parkersburg. Mr. Gilfillan was at one
time Mayor of Parkersburg. About the close of the war he was largely
interested in oil speculations and investments and acquired a fortune.
He owned the finest and fasted horses in all this part of the country
and they were the admiration of everybody who knew what a good horse
was. He was also a member of the wholesale grocery firm of Gilfillan,
Ebert & Company, doing business on Ann street between Second and
Third. It was at that time the largest house of its kind in this
vicinity and did a thriving business. Of recent years Mr. Gilfillan had
not been engaged in any business. He was 68 years of age and leaves
seven children. Source: The Daily Republican (Monongahela,
Pennsylvania) Saturday, August 24,1889 Transcribed by: D. O.
Hall, John W.
John W. Hall and little son were drowned in the Ohio river at
Parkersburg, W. Va. The boy was taken with a fit while swimming. His
father attempted to rescue him, when both drowned. August 10, 1883
Freeborn County Standard, Albert Lea Minnesota
Harris, Manley and George Hayes
were fatally burned on the 7th in a fire at the Argand oil works near
Parkersburg, W. Va. The New Era, Humeston Iowa August 15, 1888
Hatcher, W. H.
The two year old child of W.H. Hatcher , Parkersdale, W. Va., was
fatally burned while playing about a fire. The Daily Gazette, Fort
Wayne Indiana March 18, 1885
Hickman, Mrs, James and Miss Amelia Gale
two centenarians, died on the 15th near Parkersburg, W. Va. Freeborn
County Standard, Albert Lea Minnesota March 27, H1890
Highstead, Frank & Joe Smith
Last Flight--Hundreds of horrified Wood County, West
Virginia,fair-goers watched as the balloon carried two professional
parachutists to a watery grave in the Ohio River near Parkersburg.
Police identified the pair as Frank Highstead, of Grand Rapids,
Mich.,and Joe Smith, no known address. Source: The Courier-Gazette
(McKinney,Texas) Tuesday, Aug. 26,1952 Transcribed by: D. Oberst
Child Burned To death - Horrible Accident to a Thirteen year old Girl
Special to the Register
Parkersburg, W. Va., March 31 --During absence of Brainard Hopkins and
wife from their home near here to-day, Claude, their 13-year-old
daughter, accidentally let her clothes catch on fire and was fatally
burned. The flesh of the child's body and face was hanging in threads
when the accident was first discovered, and she was unconscious. How
her clothing ignited may never be know. Source: Wheeling Register
(Wheeling, West Virginia), Sunday, March 22, 1896
Transcribed by: D. Oberst
PARKERSBURG, September 6 Mrs. Susan Huff, nee Moon, who was born in
Parkersburg in 1819, died at Middleport. O, recently. She was highly
esteemed by all who knew her.
[Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Friday, September 7, 1883;
transcribed by FoFG mz]
PARKERSBURG, January 25. Mrs. Hughes, aged 72 years, the venerable
mother of Thos. Hughes, Esq., of this city, died very suddenly
yesterday morning from an attack of paralysis. Mrs. Hughes had been in
usual health until Friday evening, when she was stricken down and
remained unconscious until death ended her sufferings. The remains were
brought to Parkersburg and the funeral services held at St. Naviers
church this afternoon. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Tuesday,
January 27, 1885; transcribed by FoFG mz]
Abel Hughes and his wife and child were drowned near Parkersburg, W.
Va., on the 10th by being thrown off a bridge into the river by a
runaway team. Freeborn County Standard, Albert Lea Minnesota September
Hughes, Mrs. Margaret E.
Mrs. Geo. Hughes Taken By Death
Friends here are sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. Margaret E.
Hughes, age 87, widow of George Hughes, at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Lynn Vanlene, Parkersburg, West Virginia, Sunday, at 8 p.m. of
general debility. Mrs. Hughes was born August 18,1849, in Virginia. She
moved to Hamilton in 1902. Her husband preceded her in death in 1907.
Since 1916 she had made her home with various members of her family.
She was the mother of 10 children, seven of whom survive. Mrs. Mattie
Wine, a daughter, preceded her mother in death on December 6 of this
year. Surviving are four sons, Leslie, Brown, and Russell Hughes of
Hamilton, Harvey Hughes of Toledo; three daughters. Mrs. Lena Critzer
of Toledo, Mrs. Frank Marden of Dayton, and Mrs. Lynn Vanlene of
Parkersburg, West Virginia, and one brother, Dave Burger of Covington.
Services will be held at Parkersburg, West Virginia, Tuesday afternoon
with burial on the family lot at Waynesboro,Va., on Wednesday. Source:
The Journal News (Hamilton,Ohio), Monday, December 21,1936
Transcribed by: D. Oberst
W. Burl "Mouse"
Died of His Injuries
Special to the Register
Parkersburg, W. Va. February 13 A. S. Lawrence, the old man who
was so horribly burned by the explosion of a lamp at his home near here
recently, died of his injuries today. [Wheeling Register, February 14,
1896 Transcribed by AFOFG]
PARKERSBURG, W. VA., October 7. The funeral of Mrs. Cass Rathbone, who
died a day or two since in Kansas City, took place at the St. Xavier
Catholic church in this city this morning, Rev. Father Hickey
officiating. Mrs. Rathbone was entered in the Catholic cemetery near
this city. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Wednesday, October 8,
1890; transcribed by FoFG mz]
PARKERSBURG, January 30. Mrs. Sigafoose, one of the oldest and most
charitable women of this city, died this morning. On an errand of
mercy, Saturday night, she fell on the icy pavement, the shock of which
caused her death. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Tuesday, January
31, 1888; transcribed by FoFG mz]
Simpson, Miss Cecilia
A Young Parkersburg Lady Found Dead In the River. Special Telegram to
Parkersburg, W. Va., September 4,--The dead body of Miss Cecilia
Simpson, reported last night as missing, was found down the river, near
here, yesterday, by two-men. A fractured skull, and bruises and cuts
upon the head, justified the coroner;s jury in giving a verdict of
death by foul means. There is no little reason to believe that she
committed suicide by jumping off the boat, as she acted quite strangely
while here and spent some time riding back and forth between here and
Marietta. It is now thought by many that she committed suicide during
her last ride. Some valuable jewelry with which she started from home
has not been found. Her brothers found her body so disfigured that
recognition was almost impossible. To-day the remains were taken to
Newbury, but there is still much mystery about the tragic death. She
was from all accounts a lady of intelligence and beauty, and a
successful teacher. Her actions while here, coupled with the statement
of a relation that her mind has not been quite right for some time,
leads many to believe that while in a temporary fit of mental wandering
she jumped off the boat. Every effort will be made to unravel the
mystery. Source: Wheeling Register (Wheeling, West Virginia),
Wednesday, September 5, 1888 Transcribed by: D. Oberst
Parkersburg, W. Va., Jan 2
Raymond Skidmore died suddenly this morning of neuralgia of the heart.
He was a prominent and wealthly citizen and the owner of a large
machine shop. [Mansfield News, Mansfield, Ohio, Jan 2, 1900
- Submitted by Linda Dietz]
Slevoght, Theodore H. V.
Age 74, died in Lubeck, Wood county, Tuesday last. [December 14. 1893,
Page 1, Charleston Evening Mail]
Parkersburg, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Spies died on
Wednesday morning, and the remains were taken to Williamstown for
burial. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, West Virginia) Sunday, February
22, 1885; transcribed by FoFG mz]
Stephenson, Mr. G. B. M.
An oil man who was located at Burkesville for some time, died at
Parkersburg, West Virginia, July 1, 1909. He was made a Royal Arch
Mason in Columbia Chapter, No 7, about three years ago, and was a
member in good standing when the end came. A committee of Masons
located at Parkersburg, WV, accompanied the remains to Pennsylvania,
the old home of the deceased. The intelligence of this death was
received with profound sorrow by Columbia Chapter No 7. Source: The
Adair County News (Columbia, Kentucky) Wednesday, July 14,1909
Transcribed by: D. Oberst
Turner, Mrs Annie
Died from her burns - Special to the Register
Parkersburg, W.Va.,-May 1-Mrs. Annie Turner, who was so badly burned
nine daus ago, died this morning. Source: Wheeling Register (Wheeling,
West Virginia), Sunday, May 2, 1897 Transcribed by: D.
Wease, Mrs. Alice
Mrs. Alice E. Wease, 89, pf Parkersburg, formerly of Grantsville, died
Saturday, October 1, in Greenlawn Nursing home, following a lengthy
Born near Letter Gap, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Ollie
She was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Order of
Eastern Star No. 14 in Parkersburg. Grantsville Rebekah Lodge, and
Pleasant Hill Farm Womans Club.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Emily Stevens of Parkersburg;
three sons, Henry Wease of Scott Depot, James Wease of Elkview, and
William E. Wease of Clarksburg; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Wagner of
Glenville; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by her husband, William.
Funeral services were held at 2p.m. Tuesday, October 4, in the Stump
Funeral Home in Grantsville, with the Rev. Carroll McCauley
officiating. Burial was in the Bethlehem Cemetery at Grantsville. [The
Glenville Democrat, October 6, 1977 - Transcribed by AFOFG]
Shot and Killed - Cincinnati, July 23,.--Last night in Wood County,West Virginia,ten
miles east of Parkersburg, Calvin Williams was killed by Jno. R. Coe and
his son Walter Coe. Williams was engaged to marry Miss Coe and her
father and son alleges he should have done so sooner to save her honor.
They met last night and quarreled and the Coe shot Williams. Source:
The Daily Commonwealth (Topeka,Kansas), Tuesday, July 24,1883
Transcribed by: D. Oberst