|8 Jan 1952 page 2
AUGUSTA P. JOHNSON
One of Barbour County's oldest residents, Mrs. Augusta Poling Johnson,
Montrose Rt. 1, Kirt Community, died at the home of a son, Fred B.
Friday afternoon, following a lengthy illness.
Born in Barbour County on September 2, 1861, she was a daughter of
and Catherine Gainer Poling. On July 12, 1877, she was united
in marriage to
Robert F. Johnson, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, Clyde Johnson of Montrose, and Fred B. Johnson
Montrose Rt. 1, in whose home her death occurred; twelve grand children,
great grand children and seven great great grand children. Two children,
Johnson and Pearl Johnson are deceased.
Mrs. Johnson was converted at an early age and had been a member of
Central Chapel Methodist Church since early womanhood.
Funeral services were conducted in Central Chapel Church at 11 o'clock
Sunday morning with burial in the church cemetery.
Thursday September 10, 1914 page
4 Barbour Democrat
The death of William Allen at his home near Clemtown removes another
of Pleasant district's good old citizens.
Mr. Allen we learn was the father of four children-- 3 daughters and
son Mrs. Upton Weaver, Mrs. Arthur Weaver, Miss Martha at home, and
Mr. Allen's wife died a few months ago.
He was nearly 80 years of age, and had always stood for good
citizenship; quiet and unassuming, yet wielding a good influence in
His remains were buried at Mariah's Chapel on Saturday.
Barbour Democrat Wednesday April
25, 1973 page 2
Loman H. Sturm, 92y, of Philippi Rt. 2, White Oak Community,
was pronounced dead
at 11:30 p.m. on arrival at Broddus Hospital, Wednesday April 18. Born
1880, at Tacy, he was a son of the late Michael and Susan Ryan Sturm.
Dora Poling Sturm, died March 4, 1960.
Surviving are one son Andrew Sturm of Clarksburg; one step-son
Streets, of Philippi Rt. 2, with whom he made his home; one sister,
Mrs. Emma Marsh
of Nestorville; three grand children and five great grand children.
and three brothers are deceased.
Mr. Sturm was a retired farmer. He was a Methodist by faith.
Final rites were at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 21, with the Rev.
H. O. Poling
officiating. Interment was in White Oak Cemetery.
Barbour Democrat November 21, 1957 page
Mrs. Maggie Margaret Murphy, 81y, a resident at Kasson, Rt.
1, died in an
Elkins rest home, November 20. She was born in Taylor County, March
1876, a daughter of Sanford (should read Sampson) and Ellen Laulis
Duckworth. She was the widow of Isaac Murphy.
She is survived by two sons, Clarence of Reedsville, Ind. and Chester
of Weston, two daughters, Belva Nestor of Akron, OH, and Mrs. Eva M.
of Kasson; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Rissie Bennett of Grafton,
Winnie Current of Fairmont.
She was a member of the Shiloh Church of Brethren.
Funeral services will be held, Sunday, at the Shiloh Church of Brethren,
with the Rev. Fred Clayton officiating. Burial will be in the Pifer
Barbour Democrat, Thursday, October 9, 1958 page 1
(Barbour County, WV)
Nellie Moats, 55y, wife of Henry Moats, died October 5, following
illness. She was born December 2, 1903 in Monongalia County, a daughter
of the late Charles and rebecca Howell.
Surviving are her husband, Henry Moats; one daughter, Mrs. Donald Shaw,
Philippi Rt. 2; four sisters, Mrs. Mollie Trunick of Lorain, Ohio,
Alma P. Colebank of Newburg, Mrs. Ruth Reed, of Ohio, and Mrs. Betty
Kotle of Thornton; six brothers, Charles of Morgantown, Jack, address
unknown, Marvin T., Philippi Rt. 2, Sheldon and Paul, addresses unknown,
and William of Belington, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 8. at the Central
Church, with the Rev. Denzil Dickens officiating. Burial was made in
Jerusalem Cemetery at Mill Creek.
Barbour Democrat Thursday July 27, 1911 page 1
Mrs. Lucy Ann Switzer born in Harrison County, WV (now Barbour
December 6th, 1825 and died July 19th, 1911, aged eighty-five years,
months and thirteen days.
She was the daughter of John and Rebecca (Thompson) Proudfoot, who
on the farm now known as "The County Farm", on Taylor's Drain, this
She was united in marriage to Simon M. Switzer, September 17, 1844.
Mrs. Switzer was the mother of nine children, eight of whom still live.
They are: Mrs. Frances Bishop, of Los Angeles, CA; John B. Switzer,
same city; Augustus M. Switzer of Pasadena, CA; Mrs. Mary Booth, of
; C. L. Switzer and Mrs. Geo. L. Woodford of this place and Mrs. R.D.
and Mrs. Jacob Mouser of Pleasant District, this county. Miss Hattie
several years ago.
Besides her children, she leaves seventeen grand and four great grand
three sisters Nancy Weaver, Mahala Woodford and Susan Corbin. Together
host of friends to mourn their loss is "Aunt Lucy's" gain.
Very appropriately did Rev. Murray say "She has preached her own funeral."
She converted and joined the Baptist Church over forty years ago, during
time she lived a faithful and devoted Christian, a constant reader
of the word
She was a kind and loving mother and most devoted wife. For about twenty
she made her home with her youngest daughter, Mrs. Jacob Mouser, who
the old "Switzer Farm," on Fox Grape, Pleasant District.
During her short illness of one week, she had all the attention and
kind and loving children could give a mother.
She was laid to rest beside here husband and daughter Hattie, in Mary's
Rev. P.H. Murray conducted the services, preaching from Revelations
Oct 27, 1927 Philippi Republican page 1
Mrs. Rissa Thacker and son Boyce, who left Philippi six years
with pulmonary tuberculosis, have both passed away.
They went to Los Angeles, CA where Boyce worked at his trade,
About four years ago they both became worse, and went to Olive
Sanitarium, where they obtained relief for a time, but Boyce became
and died Oct 13, 1926. His mother followed on August 16, 1927.
Boyce, was 22y of age at the time of his death and his mother
left a young widow, He was a member of the Baptist church of Philippi
his mother a member of the Christian church at union.
They were buried side by side in Los Angeles.
Barbour democrat June 7, 1956 page 7
ANTHONY B. VANNOY
Funeral services for Anthony B. Vannoy, 78, who died at his home in
May 30, were held Friday morning at an Elkins Funeral Home and burial
followed in the family plot at Central Methodist Chapel, near Meadowville.
The Rev. J. C. Fisher, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Elkins,
in charge, and was assisted by the Rev. F. J. Bennett, pastor of the
Park Methodist Church, and the Rev. H. L. Koontz, pastor emeritus of
Elkins E.U.B. Church.
Mr. VanNoy was born at VanNoy's Mill, Barbour County, June 6, 1877,
of Benjamin Furman and Angeline Lough VanNoy. He was a descendant of
and Mary Shirley VanNoy, pioneer settlers of the name who came from
about 1790. He served as a teacher in Barbour County schools and later
to Elkins where he was employed in Smith and Weese Store, on the Elkins
Inter-Mountain, operated a grocery store in South Elkins and then joined
United Tea Company as a salesman. He was married in Barbour County,
1904 to Otie E. Johnson, daughter of Levi and Angeline Poling Johnson,
Mr. VanNoy was a member of the First Methodist Church of Elkins and
years served on the official board until the serious illness of his
care for her, forced him to resign. He was also a member of Camp
Modern Woodmen of America and Tent No. 35 Maccabee Order.
In addition to his widow, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Troy Johnson
Elkins; two half sisters, Mrs. Beulah Shaw of Flintsone, MD and Mrs.
Lantz of VanNoy's Mill and one half brother Arlie VanNoy of Akron,
June 4, 1969 Wednesday Barbour
Democrat page 2
W. D. (Bill) Laulis, 68y, of Moatsville Rt. 2, died at 1:15
am Wednesday May 28
in the Broaddus Hospital after a nine week illness. He was born April
in Barbour County, a son of Mrs. Savannah Duckworth Laulis of Moatsville,
survives, and the late William Laulis.
In addition to his mother , he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Glendoline
Mitchell Laulis; three sons, Gerald Laulis of Chester, PA, Mackey Laulis
MD, Kenneth Laulis of Clarksburg: three daughters, Mrs. Earl (Jo Ann)
Clarkson of Newburg, Mrs. Lowell (Shirley) Freeman of Moatsville, Mrs.
(Ruth) Freeman of Ft Meade, MD. Eight grand children; two brothers,
of Grafton, and James Laulis of Moatsville; two sisters, Mrs. Haley
Grafton, Mrs. Dorsey (Pansy) Proudfoot of Muncie, IN.
Mr. Laulis was of the EUB faith; he was a member of the Barbour County
Hunters Association, and prior to his retirement, he was assistant
supervisor for Barbour County.
Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Saturday May 31, in the Clemtown
with the Rev. Carl Reid officiating. Burial was in Central Chapel Cemetery.
Thursday Aug 3, 1922 Philippi Republican page 8
CAPT. NEWTON POLING GONE
We publish the following from the Phillipsburg News, of Phillipsburg,
reference to the death of a native of this county. Mr. Poling
was a brother of
A. W. Poling and Mrs. L. W. Shaffer of this place.
On Thursday evening, July 20, 1922 Capt. Newton Poling, the
oldest man in
Phillipsburg, passed away after a very eventful life. He came
from a very
long lifed family, having a sister, the oldest of the family, who reached
age 91 years and six months and a sister and 3 brothers whose ages
Mr. Poling lived to the ripe old age of 91 years 4 months and
carrying out the tradition of the Poling family. He possessed
a family tree
record showing that his great grand father on his mother's side was
Ireland in 1722, just two hundred years ago. His father was born
in 1787, only
eleven years after the declaration of independence was signed.
Capt. Poling was born near Philippi, Barbour County, Virginia,
Virginia, March 5, 1831, the youngest of a family of ten children.
12, 1850, he was united in marriage to Catherine MARKLEY, also of Barbour
County, WV. To this union were born four children, John M. Hannibal
A. W. Poling and Mrs. Mary McKown.
Mrs. Poling have passed away in 1858, Mr. Poling contracted
marriage at Ripley, WV on April 24, 1861, his bride being Miss Harriet
Their children are Naomi Pettierew, Minnie York, and Oella Bair. On
1883, he was united in marriage to Vianna Glaze, of Hopkins County,
children were born to this union. Mrs. Poling preceded him to the Great
ten years ago.
Newton Poling volunteered for service on the union side of the
of freedom as settled on the battle field. He was first Lieutenant
of Co. K,
11th Reg. WV Inf. July 14, 1862. It was not long till the company was
by the confederate forces at night and captain ordered a retreat, but
Poling refused to obey the order, rallied the company, charged the
won the engagement. For this he was promoted to a captaincy.
He continued to
serve his country in this capacity and was present at the surrender
under the now famous apple tree.
A few years ago he presented his oldest grandson bearing the
name of Poling
a watch charm made of the wood of this tree, mounted in silver and
for each engagement.
In March 1874 he emigrated from WV to Lowell, Nebr., and from
overland to a farm near Long Island, Kansas. In the spring of
1883 he moved
to Phillipsburg, where he since resided, serving his country in the
Probate Judge for a time.
He leaves to mourn his loss on son, three daughters, nineteen
and twenty-eight great grand children. together with a host of friends
acquaintances. Funeral services were held in the forum, conducted by
Kerr, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, assisted by Rev. L. E. Griffith
the Baptist church, and interment was made in Fairview. At the
members of the G.A.R. acted as honorary pall bearers and members of
American Legion representing the Masonic Order, to which the deceased
were the active pall bearers.
October 13, 1966 Thursday Barbour Democrat page 3
Mrs. Guy (Effie Winans) Burner, 76y died unexpectedly in Trenton
Friday, October 7, en route to a hospital in that city.
Mrs. Burner was a former resident of Junior, but had been residing
daughter, Mrs. Nicholas (Arlene) Marinelli, in Trenton for some eight
Born in Barbour County on October 11, 1889, she was a daughter of the
Francis and Martha Henderson Winans, Her husband Guy Burner preceded
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Andrew (Martha) Andrick of Philippi,
Mrs. Ellsworth (Ruby) Winans of Volga, Mrs. George (Dorothy) Garrison,
Mrs. Marinelli, both of Trenton. a son Hartsell W. Burner of Akron,
brothers Troy and Clyde Winans, both of Volga; 16 grand children and
Mrs. Burner was a member of Junior Methodist Church.
The body was returned to a Philippi mortuary where funeral services
11 a.m., Wednesday, with the Rev. Fred Hinkle of the Trinity EUB Church
Berkley Springs officiating. Interment was in Mt. Vernon Memorial
October 13, 1966 Barbour Democrat page 3 Thursday
Wilburn Alston Ryan, 81y, a resident of Belington, died
in Tucker County
Hospital at 8:30 a.m., on October 8, following a sudden illness.
He was born in Barbour County, APril 20, 1885, a son of the late James.
Elizabeth Byrd Phillips Ryan.
He is survived by his wife, the former Stella Maude Gainer; two sons
Falls Church, VA, and James Frederick, Clarksburg; one daughter, Betty,
Denver Simon, Diamond, Ohio; two brothers, Ralph of Elkins, William
Belington; one sister, Mrs. Velma Cross, Rt 2, Belington; 7 grand children;
12 great grand
children. One brother and three sisters are deceased.
He was an employee of the State Road Commission.
Final rites were held in Belington on Monday, October 10, at 2:00 p.m.
Albert E. Finley, minister of the Church of Christ, officiating. Interment
Valley Bend Cemetery.
Barbour Democrat January 23, 1958 page 6
Rose Gay Moats, 83y, passed away in a Spencer hospital, Thursday,
following a long illness. A daughter of Marshall and Mozell Smith Lake,
born in Barbour County, September 19, 1874. Her husband, John Moats,
her in death several years ago.
Those surviving are two step sons Edward Moats of Philippi and Charles
Akron, Ohio; one step daughter, Mrs. Bernice Chenoweth of Philippi;
W. B. Lake of Volga; one sister, Miss Dosia Lake of Dayton, Ohio; several
nieces and Nephews.
She was a member of the Methodist church for many years.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in Philippi with
Linger officiating. Internment was made in the Silent Grove Cemetery.
Thursday May 31, 1962 Barbour Democrat page 8
Euphrates Frederick "Fate" Montgomery, 78y a resident of Junior,
unexpectedly on Saturday, May 26, at 9:30 a.m. He was born August 30,
at Arden, a son of the late John Wesley and Louisa Duckworth Montgomery.
Surviving are his wife Monta Viola Shomo Montgomery; two sons Ronald
Junior and Earl L. of Akron, Ohio; six daughters Mrs. Frank (Eva) Wagner,
Mrs. W. R. (Dorothy) Pingley, both of Junior, Mrs. Maurice (Winifred)
of Falls Church, VA, Mrs. Robert (Oval) Dice, Mrs. Peter (Lucille)
and Mrs. Frank (Evelyn) Volitis all of Cassity. 23 grandchildren,
great grandchildren and one sister Mrs. Myrtle Bennett of Moatsville
Mr. Montgomery was a member of the Junior Methodist Church and a retired
employee of the WV Coal and Coke Company.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 28 at Junior Methodist
Church with the Rev. Hansel Shomo officiating. Interment followed in
K of P Cemetery.
Thursday, August 2, 1962 Barbour Democrat page
Isaac C. Streets, 90y, Arden, died 6:30 p.m. Thursday
July 26, after a long
illness at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dewey Poe, Sr., with whom
he had been
He was born May 1, 1872, in Barbour County, a son of Sanford and Nancy
Streets. He was married to Ettie C. Johnson, who preceded him in death
Surviving are two daughters; Mrs. Dewey Poe Sr., Arden and Mrs. John
Haller. Simpson Rt. 1; one brother Edward Streets, Simpson rt. 1; 18
children, and 8 great grandchildren.
Two daughters and two sons are deceased.
Mr. Streets was a retired farmer and a member if the Fairview EUB Church
services were held Saturday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Donald
officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Thursday January 23, 1958 Barbour Democrat
Mrs. Arminda Weaver Hathaway, of Philippi Rt.3, Arden Road passed
January 21 at her home. She was born at Arden on April 23, 1863, a
the late Solomon and Emaline Duckworth Weaver. She was the widow of
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Nettie Bunner of Wickwire Road Grafton,
Mrs. Savannah Reed of Philippi Rt. 3; one deceased daughter, Mrs. Ida
eight grandchildren; 16 great grand children; 10 great great grand
Funeral services were conducted, Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Mary's
Church, with the Rev. Lester McIntosh officiating. Interment was in
Thursday Jun 7, 1958 page 7 Barbour Democrat
Uhlan Murphy 70y died unexpectedly of a heart condition at his
home on Broaddus
Hill on Wednesday morning.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at two o'clock in Mary's Chapel
Methodist Church with Rev. William G. States and Rev. L. Howard Wilfong
officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Murphy was born in Barbour County on July 12, 1886, a son William
and Amanda (Weaver) Murphy. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bessie
three sons, Ersel Glen of Arden, Denzil F. of Philippi and Lorain G.
two daughters, Mrs. A. C. Griffith of Benton's Ferry, and Mrs. Charles
Cerulli of Waterbury, Conn.; one brother Wesley of Clemtown; one sister,
Robert Keller of Grafton and six grandchildren.
Mr. Murphy was a member of the Philippi Lodge IOOF No. 59.
Barbour Democrat Wed November 2, 1983 page 14
Earnest England, 65y, a resident of Sinsel's Trailer Court,
died at 2:30 p.m.
Friday, October 28, 1989, at his residence, following an extended illness.
He was born February 8, 1918 in Barbour County, a son of the late Willie
Roy and Mattie Mae Delauder England. He was united in marriage October
to the former Mary E. Hunt, who survives.
Also surviving are four daughters. Mrs. Norman (Carolyn) Teets, Mrs.
(Janet Lee) Poling, Mrs. James (Donna) Yokum, and Mrs. Jesse (Sherri)
all of Philippi; two sons, Robert James England, mt Clare and Truman
England, Philippi; one sister Mrs. Bern (Macel) Everson, Belington;
brothers, Nathan Edward and William Henry England both of Belington,
Also preceding him in death were one sister and five brothers. Mr.
a retired coal miner, having retired in 1964 from Galloway Mines. He
Baptist by faith.
Services were held on Monday October 31, 2 p.m. at a Philippi funeral
chapel with Rev. Betty Wilt officiating. Interment was in the Belington
Barbour Democrat Wednesday May 16, 1984 page
Mrs. Allie Poling, 82y, a resident of Belington Rt.2 Midway
Road, died on
Monday morning May 14, 1984, at her home.
She was born August 27, 1901, at Nestorville, a daughter of the late
and Anna Jean Pitzer Haller.
On July 6, 1922, she was married to Britton Poling, who survives
Also surviving are two sons, Paul Poling of Chicago,IL, and Ray Poling
Riverview,FL; one daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Geraldine) Combs of Akron,
grand children and 5 great grand children. She is preceded in death
sister and one brother.
Mrs. Poling was a member of Joseph's Chapel UM Church, a member of
Ladies Aide, the Barbour County Good Samaritan Center Auxiliary, Belington
Emergency Squad, Tygart Valley Rebekah Lodge 181, and Belington Chapter
Order of the Eastern Star. She had worked many years as a volunteer
Heart and Hand facility in Belington.
Friends may call after 4 pm Wed May 16, at the Stemple Funeral Chapel
Belington. Final rites will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the
Church of the Brethren with Brother Danny Ludwick and the Rev. Gregory
Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery. Ritualistic
service at 8 p.m. Wednesday by the Belington Chapter 68, OES, at the
Stemple Funeral Chapel.
Thursday April 22, 1920 Barbour Democrat Page 3
Mrs. Louisa Smith
She and her twin brother, L. E. Gall, were born September 13, 1834
on the old Gall farm near Elk City and died March 28, 1920
at her daughters, Mrs. Annie Hudkins. There she had spent the last
months of her life, at the age of 85 years 6 months and 10 days.
SHe was converted when a girl and joined the church and ever lived
Christian life. She has resided with her youngest son, Perry, since
her husband's death, 20 years ago, at the old home on Brushy Fork,
where the family resided the past 42y. She laid to rest beside
husband and daughter at Mt. Tabor church.
She was married to Erasmus S. Smith Dec 31, 1857, who was born in
Page County, VA, son of Michael and Susannah (nee Stepp) Smith,
who was the son of Adam J. Smith, of Lancaster Co., PA.
She was the youngest daughter of 12 children born to John and
Margaret (nee Arbogast) Gall who emigrated from Highland County
about 1830, after selling his ???yard at Galltown, now Vanderpool,
VA. Geo. Gall his grandfather left Germany, near Bavaria with
two boys, (his wife being dead) one of which was buried on the ocean.
Landing in PA in time of the Revolutionary War, he enlisted in the
Continental army for 3 years, and was honorably discharged. Later
and his son George, 17 years old, enlisted under Gen. Washington and
were at the Battle of Yorktown, when Cornwallis surrendered. Geo.
Gall Sr., was given 100 British soldiers whom he took to Winchester,
VA, and held them as prisoners of war till peace was made. He and his
son George settled in Rockbrige County where his son married Miss
Susanna Nichols. After her death he married Miss Catherine Rhoades,
and by two wives he reared 20 children who lived to be married and
reared families. In 1809 all the family moved to Highland County, Ohio,
except John, who later moved to Barbour.
Mrs. Smith was the mother of 11 children, three dying in infancy; Birdie
Bell at sixteen, and seven left to mourn her departure; F. Marion,
Albemarle County, Va, Mrs. Jennie Hudkins of Weston, WV, Mrs. ???
Reed, of Indianapolis, IN, S. Lee, of Pruntytown, Mrs. Maggie Crites,
Mrs. Annie Hudkins and Perry D., of Elk and two sisters Mrs. Susan
Shank now 91y and Mrs. Jane Keyes 88y. All of her brothers and sisters
lived to a good old age-- raging from 77 to 92, except David who died
of brain fever when a young man. Her father and grand father both lived
Philippi Republican Thursdau January 9, 1930
We bow our heads in silence as the Death Angel to claim J. H.
Haller, of Nestorville, WV.
One of our noble church men, a loving husband and father and one
of Barbour County's noble citizens has departed in his death.
He was born in Barbour County and lived his life in the county.
was born November 10, 1855 and departed this life January 4,
1930, at the age of 74 years, one month and 24 days. He leaves
to mourn his departure his wife, two sons and two daughters. Two
children have preceded him to the Great Beyond. Two of his
children are at the home single, one son lives near Nestorville. One
daughter, Mrs. Stella M. Humphreys, at Rosemont. There are nine
Brother Haller was converted at the age of 19 years and joined the
United Brethren Church. Throughout life he was faithful in the church
and to the Lord. All will miss him but none more than the church
loved so much.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 6th, undertaker Mr.
Nestor, of Nestorville in charge. Services were as follows; Singing
led by A. C. Wilson; scripture lesson read at home by pastor; prayer
by Rev W. H. Albert; scripture lesson at church read by Rev. Smalley;
sermon by pastor, Rev. Scott; committal at grave, by pastor; prayer
and benediction, by Rev. Gordon Nestor.
We will miss you, Brother Haller, for you are gone, but we will greet
you in heaven some bright morning.
Barbour Democrat Wednesday October 30, 1974 page 3
John W. Ryan, 59y, a resident of 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fairmont,
unexpectedly, Wednesday, October 23, 1974, in a Fairmont hospital.
He was born in Barbour County, November 10, 1914, a son of the late
and Alma Ryan.
He is survived by his wife, the former Gladys Kelly. one daughter,
May Triplett, Fairfax, VA; two grandchildren; three brothers; Austin
Painesville, Ohio, Theodore Ryan, Arnettesville, Paul Ryan, California;
sisters, Mrs. Vonda (Orlen) Cross, Belington, Mrs. Goldie Hess, Elkins,
Lillie Arbogast, Beverly.
Mr. Ryan was a member of the Highland Avenue UM Church in Fairmont
and was a
retired auto mechanic having been employed by Wilson Sales, Fairmont.
Funeral services were held on October 26 in Fairmont, with the Rev.
Robertson officiating. Interment followed in Beverly Hills Memorial
Thursday May 13, 1920 Philippi Republican
Meadowville, WV May 10-- It was a great shock to the people of this
when on last Saturday morning at 10 o'clock the sad news was flashed
local telephone lines that Mrs. Helen Angeline Johnson, wife
of Levi Johnson,
had died very suddenly at her home, Sunnyside two miles east of Meadowville.
Saturday morning her husband went on an errand to the
house of a neighbor
nearby and when he returned she told him she had everything in readiness
make a contemplated visit to their two youngest sons, who moved to
Canada, last month, except to have a line placed in the house upon
hang some clothing during their absence to keep the rats a nd mice
them. Mr. Johnson told her he would place it when he returned from
water gap, which needed his attention. When he returned after
being from the
house a short time he found her lying upon the door dead from a stroke
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were just concluding all arrangements to
spend the summer
with their sons in Canada, starting in early June and returning in
the fall to
Elkins where they expected to make their future home.
Mrs. Johnson was the oldest daughter of Emory and Catherine
and was born on June 5, 1854 on a farm on the waters of Teter's Creek
that upon which she died and therefore 65y 11 months and 3 days old.
died when she was 12 years old and it devolved upon her to help her
raising her younger brothers and sisters, who were James S. who married
Workman and is a prosperous farmer living at Valley Furnace in Cove
Salathiel, who lives on the old homestead and is one of the best farmers
this vicinity, married Jeanette Ferguson, of Randolph County; Anzina,
Stewart Wilmoth, who sold his property in Cove District to James S.
bought the Daniels farm near Elkins, where he made extensive improvements
a few years since moved to Dauphin, Canada, where he purchased a large
land; Augusta, married Robert F. Johnson, who owns a large tract of
land at the
foot of Laurel Hill,the property upon which his great grand father
Johnson, the first settler of that name in this vicinity located.
youngest brother is deceased. Her mother, Mrs. Catherine Poling,
now 88 years
old survives her.
She was married to Levi Johnson March 4, 1873, by Rev. Lambert
after their marriage moved in the old homestead, where Mr. Johnson's
grandfather, Levi and his wife Rebecca (Cross) Johnson settled in their
early married life
and lived until his death entertaining many a weary traveler during
as they made their way from western counties of Virginia over mountains
The children born to this union were Senator Herman G. Johnson,
who married Mary R. Barnes, and is editor of the Inter Mountain.
married Charter A. Skidmore, of New Interest District. and now lives
Cumberland, MD; Otie E. who married A. B Vannoy, and now lives in Elkins;
and John, twins died in infancy; Lloyd S. who married Ora Parks, daughter
the late Benj. F. Parks; Stuart who married Ethel, youngest daughter
late James B. Elliott; these two sons and their families live in Dauphin,
Canada; Helen, the youngest daughter, married Wesley C. Hedrick, and
Frostburg, MD. On last Thanksgiving the sons and daughters of
Mr. and Mrs.
Johnson gathered with their children at the old homestead- 21 in all--
unusual gathering, for until that time only two boys above mentioned
in infancy and a little son of Mr. and Mrs. Hedrick who died in infancy
missing from the family circle.
Brief services were held at the family residence after which
the body was
conveyed to Central Chapel. where funeral services was conducted by
A. B. Moore, assisted by the pastor the Rev. E. B. Ware. Rev. Moore
from the wonderful exhortation of Christ to His Disciples "Ye Believe
Believe Also in Me" His discourse was full of comfort. He had
deceased all her life, from earliest childhood, having been born on
farms and being the greater part of his life her nearest neighbor,
speak of her in the highest terms as a kind Christian wife and mother.
The husband and children have the deep sympathy of all their
friends as a
home is broken up, one of the saddest things in life, but God knows
Signed W.S. Lang
Burl Delbert Phillips, 77, of Naples, Fla., went home to be with
March 26, 2000. He was born September 26, 1922 in Philippi, WV, son
Bradford Ray and Bessie Pearl (Anglin) Phillips. He graduated from
High School, Alderson Broaddus College and West Virginia University.
studied at Ohio State University. He was an educator for 42 years in
WV, Tiro, Brooklyn and Independence, OH and Naples, FL. He served at
levels of education as teacher, librarian and media specialist, high
principal, local superintendent in Ohio. Mr. Phillips was a former
the Lions Club International, Phi Delta Kappa and the Library/Audio
Association. He was also a member of New Hope Ministries in Naples,
Mr. Phillips was a veteran of World War II serving with the 990th Signal
Service Battalion in the European Theater of Operations, landing in
the D-Day Invasion. He served three years in England, France, Germany
On March 27, 1948 he married Anna May Lewellen of Sardis, WV area,
survives. Also surviving are two brothers, John K. Phillips of
and Ralph D. Phillips of Ft. Myers, FL.; a sister, Rosemary Wilt of
OH; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death
parents; and a brother, Delmar D. Phillips. A funeral service will
conducted at the Fuller Funeral Home, Naples, FL on March 30th at 4:00
A graveside service will be held at the Lumberport Lions Club Cemetery,
Lumberport, WV on Sat., April 1 at 3:00 p.m. Contributions in
memory of Mr.
Phillips are suggested to New Hope Ministries, 7675 Davis Blvd., Naples,
Thursday March 23, 1961 page 12 Barbour
Mrs. Venna Burner Dyer, 72y, of Pike Street, Philippi, died
in Broddus Hospital
at 7:25 p.m. on Monday, March 20.
She was born on September 15, 1888 in BArbour County, the daughter
of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Fletcher Burner. On April 2, 1908, she married
Dyer, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons; Arthur D. Dyer of Dearborne, Mich., and
Dyer of Pine Grove; two daughters, Miss Mary Louise Dyer of New Orleans,
and Mrs. Philena Grace Millhouse of Charleston; one sister Mrs. James
Philippi; two brothers Blatchford Burner of Fairmont and Archie Burner
Philippi and three grandchildren.
Mrs. Dyer was a member of the Philippi EUB Church and the Ladies Aid
Organization of that church; Clionian Literary Club of Philippi; and
a past worthy matron of
Philippi chapter No. 41 Order of Eastern Star.
Funeral services were held at the local funeral home at 2:00pm Wednesday,
Rev. Keith Day officiating. Burial was made in the Mt. Vernon Memorial
Clarksburg Exponent Friday, May 1, 1964
Florence Mae GOLDEN, 87, Philippi Pike, died at 3:15 A.M., Thursday
following an extended illness. She was born at Bridgeport, August
1876, a daughter of John and Elizabeth GRAVES SHEETS. She is
of Isaac B. GOLDEN, who died in 1952. Surviving are four sons,
E., Anmoore; Walter I., 200 Broadway; Earl., Broad Oaks, and John B.,
Anmoore; four daughters, Mrs. Duffey (Kathryn) BRINKLEY, Ouiet Dell;
Mrs. John (Edith) MYERS, Florida; Mrs. Mildred WRIGHT, Warren, Ohio;
Mrs. Raymond (Georgia Mae) COLLETT, Eastview, one sister, Mrs. Rosie
HARRIS, Catawba; 25 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.