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PAGE COURIER OBITUARIES 1869-1911, Part 3

Levi Lucas (II)***

Page Courier, Thursday 11 Jun 1896

MARKSVILLE MATTERS

MARKSVILLE, PAGE CO,, VA., June 2, 1896

(This letter was intended for last week’s COURIER, but did not reach us until after the entire edition had been printed- EDITORS)

EDITORS COURIER:- Mr. Levi Lucas, who died at his home about two miles south of Marksville on last Friday night, May 29, 1896, was buried Sunday. Mr. Lucas was stricken with paralysis on Friday morning and died the same night. His funeral was preached on Sunday by Rev. B.B. White, of your town, to a large concourse of relatives and friends. He was 83 years, 5 months and 5 days old. He leaves a very age widow, a large number of children and grand-children, and about forty great-grandchildren. He was a kind old gentleman, respected by all who knew him. Mr. Lucas had been a member of the Methodist church for a number of years. 

Mrs. Rebecca Lucas***

Page Courier, Thursday 17 Sep 1896

Rebecca Lucas,

widow of Wm. Lucas, dec'd., was born Feb. 20, 1820, and departed this life Sept. 6, 1896, aged 76 years, 6 months and 16 days.

Thomas Lucas***

Page Courier, Thursday 25 Sep 1902

All Around Alma, Alma, Page County, 22 Sep 1902

Mr. Thomas Lucas passed away at his home in Alma with dropsy and consumption on Monday, September 15, 1902, aged 29 years. He had been in bad health for more than two years, and for about six weeks had been confined to his bed. He was a son of the late Reuben Lucas, of East Liberty, this county. He married Miss Sallie Aleshire about 25 years ago. He leaves a wife and four children out of a large family. He has one sister yet living- Mrs. Frank Turner, of Shenandoah City. Mr. Lucas was buried on Wednesday at the Lutheran church in Alma, his funeral being preached by Elder Dalton of the Old School Baptist church, to a large congregation. He was not a member of any church, but left all evidence that God had spoken peace to his troubled soul...

Mrs. Sarah Lucas

Page Courier, Friday 25 Jan 1900

DIED

On the 17th inst., at Ingham, this county, Mrs. Sarah Lucas, widow of the late Henry Lucas, aged 59 years. She had been sick for twelve months before her death her funeral was preached by Elder James W. Dofflemoyre, of the Christian church, of which denomination the deceased was a member.

William Lucas

Page Courier, Thursday 1 Apr 1880

Wm Lucas, a young man aged about 23 years, who lived near Hamburg, died of typhoid fever on last Friday

William Lucas

Page Courier, Thursday 12 Jan 1882

Death of Wm Lucas

William Lucas, an aged citizen who lived near East Liberty, in this county, died Saturday, December 31, 1881, of dropsy, after an illness of twelve months.

___ Martin (child of Harry)***

Page Courier, Thursday 16 Jun 1898

DEATHS

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Martin died at the home of its parents at Alma, Page county, on Sunday morning, June 12th, 1898, aged about four months.

Mrs. W.W. Martin

Page Courier, Thursday 24 Feb 1910

Rileyville News & Compton Cullings

Death of Mrs. Martin

Mrs. W.W. Martin (until recently a resident of Rileyville) died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Minnie Miller, in Shenandoah City, on Saturday morning last, February 19, 1910 at the age of 74 years. Mrs. Martin’s health had been on the decline for several years, though the immediate cause of her death was paralysis, having been stricken down on the Tuesday previous. Before marriage she was a Miss Conley. Years ago she united with the Baptist church, and was truly a Christian woman. She is survived by the following children: Mr. Edward Martin, of California; Mr. John Martin, Kansas; Mr. Geo. Martin, Nebraska; Mr. Charles Martin, Pennsylvania; Mr. Hugh Martin and Mrs. D.B. Wood, at Rileyville; Mrs. Daniel Cullers, Bentonville, and Mrs. Richard Campbell, Mrs. D.M. Kemp, and Miss Ada Martin, Luray. Her remains were brought to Rileyville on Sunday, the funeral services being conducted in the Union Church by Rev. Mr. Craddock. Interment at Rileyville. 

Mrs. Frank Mayes

Page Courier, Thursday 12 Dec 1891

Activities Around Alma

Alma, Page County, VA, February 10, 1891

Mrs. Frank Mayes departed this life on the 2nd inst., aged 54 years. She had been a sufferer from dropsy for some months and her death was not unexpected. She had been a consistent member of the Seventh-Day Adventist church for a number of years, and her funeral was conducted by Rev. G.W. Stillwell… She leaves a husband and nine children to mourn their loss. 

Rodham Mayes

Page Courier, Thursday 26 Feb 1891

Pencilgraphs

Rodham T. Mayes, next to the oldest man in the county, we are informed, died at his residence, near Stanleyton, this county, last Monday, at the advanced age of 92 years. 

___ McAllister ( child of Henry)***

Page Courier, Thursday 16 Jun 1898

DEATHS

The three-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Henry McAlister died at the home of its parents in East Luray, Va., Saturday afternoon, June 11, 1898, after a short illness. Interment in the old Flinn grave-yard, Rev. Kennard officiating.

Henry McAllister***

Page Courier, Thursday 6 Jan 1898

Death on the Railroad

Mr. Henry McAllister, of this place, was run over and killed by a train just east of town, Wednesday, December 22, 1897. Form the testimony at the coroner’s inquest it was shown that no blame could be attached to either the railroad company or its employees. The evidence showed that Mr. McAllister was walking the track and the signal given form to get off which it was though he had done, but he failed to get entirely out of the reach of the engine which struck him on the left shoulder and breast killing him instantly. Coroner Dr. Hudson held an inquest and the verdict of the jury was in accordance with the above facts. The deceased was eighty-two years old, and was very feeble. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Shelby Kennard; the interment was in the old Flinn grave-yard in East End. 

Preston McAllister

Page Courier, Thursday 24 Aug 1905

Pencilgraphs

Mr. Preston McAllister, aged 40 years, died at his home near Springfield, this county, on last Friday, August 18th. He had been sick for some time, with fever, though consumption was the immediate cause of his death. He leaves a wife and ten children. 

Alex McDaniel***

Page Courier, Thursday 26 Nov 1903

Pencilgraphs 

Mr. Alex McDaniel, of Shenandoah City, was killed on the railroad near Berryville, last Saturday. His body was brought to Shenandoah CIty for burial on Monday. Mr. McDaniel was a conductor on a freight train. At the time of his death he was engaged on a material train and came to his untimely end while unloading the heavy rails now being put on the track.

Zachariah McDaniel

Page Courier, Thursday 27 Jun 1889

Zachariah McDaniel, a pensioner of the war of 1812, died near the upper end of this county last week, at the age of 102 years.

Mrs. Ida McGarr

Page Courier, Thursday 6 Jan 1910

DIES IN TEXAS

SAN ANTONION- Dec. 26, 1909

DEAR COURIER- Kindly insert the following in your paper:

At the home of her parents, Mrs. Ida McGarr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Printz, of San Antonio, Texas, passed quietly to rest at 4:30 Tuesday morning, December 21st, in her 39th year. She leaves father, mother, husband, Mr. Charles McGarr, and four brothers, Neff, Isidore, Clifford and Howard Printz, to mourn for her. 

William Meadows*** (I)

Page Courier, Thursday 28 Apr 1904

DEATH OF WILLIAM MEADOWS

Mr. William Meadows, died suddenly at his home at Jollett's, this county, last Friday morning. The day before he had been complaining, though he had so far recovered as to be about in his usual health. He died about 7 o'clock... Death is supposed to have resulted from heart disease. He was about 65 years of age, was a member of the Methodist church, and was a good citizen. He leaves a widow and four children, all of the latter married.

William Meadows*** (II)

Page Courier, Thursday 28 Apr, 1904

Marksville Mention, And Stanley Statements

Messrs. Petefish & Phillips furnished the largest coffin last Saturday that ever left their shop- 7 feet long and 2 feet 7 inches wide. It was for Mr. William Meadows.

Isaac Middleton

Page Courier, Thursday 23 Mar 1899

PRINTZ MILL POINTER

Printz Mill, Page Co, VA, March 20, 1899

DIED

On March 17, 1899, at his home near Ida, Page county, Mr. Isaac Middleton, in the 70th year of his age. Mr. Middleton had been afflicted and confined to his room for several years. He was a member of the Dunkard church for a long time. His funeral will be preached at some time in the near future. 

Mrs. Sarah A. Middleton

Page Courier, Thursday 26 Nov 1885

DIED

At her husband’s residence, near Blainesville, Page county, on Friday, Nov. 20, 1885, of puerperal convulsions, MRS. SARAH A. MIDDLETON, wife of David Mmiddleton, aged 40 years, 6 mos. And 13 days. Her funeral was preached by Revs. Samuel Spitler and Jos. S. Foster, from Deuteronomy 32 chapter, 29 verse.

MRS. SUSAN MIDDLETON

Page Courier, Thursday 15 Apr 1886

Died at her husband’s residence, near Stony Man, Page Co., Va., March 22nd ult., of diptheria, MRS SUSAN MIDDLETON, in the 55th year of her age. She was a respected member of the Dunkard Church, and her funeral was preached by Revs. Racer, Rothgeb and Foster. 

Isaac Miller***

Page Courier, Thursday 12 Sep 1895

Death of Mr. Isaac Miller

This venerable citizen died at his home near Sandy Hook this county on Wednesday morning, Sept. 11, 1895. He had been in failing health for a long time, and the messenger that called him home was a welcome visitor rather than one whose appearing was dreaded. Mr. Miller had for many years been a member of the Dunkard church. He was in the 74th year of his age, and leaves several sons and daughters, some of whom live in distant States. His funeral was conducted by Revs. Spitler and Rothgeb.

Joseph Miller***

Page Courier, Thursday 3 Sep 1903

Pencilgraphs

Mr. Joseph Miller, who left Page some twenty years ago, died at his home in Columbiana county, Ohio, in the 83 year of his age. Mr. Miller was born in the house on Mill Creek now occupied by Mr. Isaac Bowers; his first wife was a sister of the late Reuben Dadisman, and his second Miss Lydis Shaffer- daughter of Abram Shaffer, both well known in Page. He leaves 2 sons and 4 daughters, and was an uncle of Mr. D.F. Miller and of Mrs. Mary Cubbage, of the Leaksville neighborhood. He leaves numerous other relatives in Page and in Ohio.

Maude Miller

Page Courier, Thursday 2 Dec 1886

DIED

Near Marksville, Va., Oct. 18, ’86, little MAUDE MILLER, daughter of T.J. and C.M. Miller, aged 8 years, 3 months and 26 days, of diptheria. 

William A.J. Miller***

Page Courier, Thursday 15 Aug 1895

Death of Mr. Miller

Mr. William A.J. Miller, whose serious illness was announced in this paper last week, died at his home in this place last Friday afternoon about 3 o'clock. He was buried on Saturday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Jones of the Methodist church officiating... He leaves a widow and several children to mourn his loss...

George Mitchell

Page Courier, Thursday 14 Jul 1892

Another Old Citizen Gone

Mr. George Mitchell, known for nearly half a century to most of our older people as an honest, reliable and industrious citizen of this county, died last Sunday evening at 5 o’clock, at the residence of his son, Mr. A.J. Mitchell, near Luray. Mr. Mitchell was born in London, in what year he did not know- but he always said it was early in this century. He was certainly more than 80 years old. His funeral was preached on Monday by the Rev. Martin Rothgeb, of the Dunkard church, of which church he was a member for a number of years. His remains were interred, by his request, in the old burying-ground of Martin D. Coffman, deceased. 

Mrs. George Mitchell

Page Courier, Thursday 15 Sep 1887

On last Saturday Mrs. Mitchell, the wife of our aged and esteemed friend, George Mitchell, Esq., who lives at Hamburg, this county, departed this life, after a long and painful illness. She was buried on Monday, Elder John Menefee preaching her funeral sermon. She had attained a good old age, more than four score years. 

Edna Leeth Morris***

Page Courier, Thursday 28 Aug 1902

All Around Alma, Alma, Page Co, Va 25 Aug 1902

Died, on last Saturday evening about 5 o'clock, little Edna Leeth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Beuregard Morris, aged about one year. She was buried at the Adventist church Sunday evening, Rev. B.B. White conducting the funeral.

Joseph Munger***

Page Courier, Thursday 21 Mar 1901

All Around Alma, Alma, Page Co, VA 18 Mar 1901

Mr. Joseph Munger died Tuesday night, March 12th. He was well known by every man who followed boating. Mr. Munger was twice married, both of his wives being daughters of the late Lee Lucas, of this county, and was raised near Stanleyton. Mr. M. ran the first boat after the flood of 1870, and while cleaning the sand out of the shoot at Long's Mill he found the body of Mrs. Noah Kite, who had drowned. He was 69 years old.

Daniel Musselman***

Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 May 1903

Death of Mr. Daniel Musselman

This aged citizen died suddenly at his home near Luray last Sunday morning between 1 and 2 o'clock. The day before he had been in his usual health, at work in his graden, and retired weary, tho no complaining of any special illness. About 1 o'clock Mrs. Musselman was awakened by his heavy breathing, and in reponse to her inquiry as to whether anything was the matter with him, he replied "nothing." Mrs. Musselman, however, saw that he was in a critical condition and hastened to her son's, Mr. William Musselman's, who lives near by, and before he return he was dead... the last of several brothers... His widow is a daughter of the late Jonathan Rowe, and he is survived by one son, mentioned above, and Mrs. Calvin, who lives in Missouri. Mr. M. for several years after the war he lived in Ohio, tho returned to his old home several years ago, where he has ever since resided. His funeral was preached on Monday by Eld. Walter Strickler.

Absalom Nauman***

Page Courier, Thursday 1 Oct 1896

MARKSVILLE MATTERS, MARKSVILLE, PAGE CO., Sept. 29, 1896

Mr. Absalom Nauman died of heart disease at his home at Nauman's School House last Sunday morning and was buried Tuesday near his home.

Charles P. Nauman***

Page Courier, Thursday 16 Jan 1902

Marksville Mention & Stanley Statements, Marksville, Va 13 Jan 1902

Mr. Charles P. Nauman died last Tuesday at the home of his father-in-law, Geo. Short, Esq., the cause of death being consumption. He was about 43 years of age. The interment took place at the Adventist church, Rev. B. Lee Parrott conducting the funeral services. His family will go back to Alberton, Md., where they have employment in a cotton factory.

Mrs. Christena Nauman***

Page Courier, Thursday 24 Oct 1901

All Around Alma, Alma, Page Co, VA 22 Oct 1901

Mrs. Christena Nauman, mother of Mr. G.W. Nauman, of this place, died Sunday about three o'clock.

Mrs. Eliza Nauman***

Page Courier, Thursday 7 Jul 1898

STONY MAN ITEMS, STONYMAN, PAGE CO, VA July 5, 1898

Mrs. Eliza Nauman, who has been in a critical condition for many years, departed this life Saturday about 12 o'clock. Her funeral was preached on Sunday at ten o'clock by her pastor, Rev. Brown. Her remains were buried at Antioch and was followed by a large concourse of people... She was 72 years, 7 months and 10 days old.

Miss Mary Susan Nauman & Sallie Painter

Page Courier, Thursday 20 Aug 1885

Marksville Matters

MARKSVILLE, VA., August 17th, ‘85

We had two sad deaths near here last week on the same day. Miss Sallie Painter, daughter of Mr. Abram Painter, Esq., and Mary Susan Nauman, daughter of John Nauman, dec’d. They were amiable girls, beloved by all who knew them. They were near the same age about 19 years. 

William O. Nauman***

Page Courier, Thursday 16 Jun 1898

Wm. O. Nauman departed this life at his home near Honeyville, Page county, Va., on Thursday, June 9, 1898. He was born Nov. 17, 1852- aged 45 years, 6 months and 22 days. He leaves a wife and six children... Funeral services by Rev. B.B. White... D.M.R.

Andrew Nichols

Page Courier, Thursday 27 Aug 1908

DIED FROM HIS INJURIES

Andrew Nichols died at the Alms House in this county on Monday night of this week from injuries received one day last week, which, according to his version, given to persons in Luray, a day or two before, were received in Jefferson county the latter part of last week at the hands of a colored man who he said struck him and robbed him of his monet, some $16. It is believed that his injuries were the result of a fall from the cars. On Monday he came to Luray in a critical condition, and was taken to the Alms House, where, as above stated, he died the same night. Dr. Hammer, coroner, held an inquest on Tuesday. Nichols, who was 25 or 30 years old, was a son of “Coover” Nichols, the noted Madison county well digger. He had been at work for the last five or six years in the vicinity of Charlestown.

Dr. Hammer reports that the autopsy revealed a large crack in the skull, and that the brain had been seriously injured by the blow. He is of the opinion that his injury was the result of a fall. 

George Nichols***

Page Courier, Thursday 9 Jan 1902

Marksville Mention & Stanley Statements, Marksville 6 Jan 1902

Mr. George Nichols died yesterday near Mauck. He had been in declining for sometime. The deceased was about 70 years of age.

Isaac Nichols (son of Acrey)

Page Courier, Thursday 18 Jan 1906

BROTHER KILLS BROTHER!

Ezra Nichols, aged about 18 years killed his brother Isaac Nichols, aged about 25, on Tuesday of last week. Both are sons of Acrey Nichols, who lived about four miles southeast of the Pinnacle, in Madison county, and it was at his late home where the tragedy occurred. The elder brother had just returned home, and on account of some reproff he had given the younger brother, the latter became enraged and drew his pocket knife with which he stabbed his brother twice, killing him almost instantly. After killing him he went to several neighbors and reported what he had done, and then sent word to the Madison authorities to come and arrest him. He is now in Madison jail. 

Jordan Nichols

Page Courier, Thursday 8 Oct 1908

Pencilgraphs

Mr. Jordan Nichols, in the Blue Ridge east of Ida, died at his home last Friday, aged about 59 years, we learn. Tuberculosis was the cause of his death. Mr. Nichols had been a member of the Dunkard church for a number of years, and was regarded as an honorable, upright citizen. 

Sandy Nichols

Page Courier, Thursday 22 Feb 1906

MURDER IN MADISON

A Most Cold Blooded Homicide Over a Trivial Matter

What appears to have been a most cold blooded murder is told in a message received from Madison telling of the killing of Sandy Nichols by his father-in-law, Layton Sisk. The homicide occurred in the home of Sisk, near the headwaters of the Rapidan, and in the presence of the female members of the family, and was the outcome of a most trivial quarrel. Sisk started to put some wood on the fire when Nichols told him not to do it. One word followed another, and Sisk walked over and pulling a pistol deliberately placed it at her hear of his son-in-law and pulled the trigger. Death was instantaneous. Sisk made no attempt to escape, and when questioned regarding the tragedy said that he had been insulted twice that day by his victim, and he through he would end the matter at once and for all time. To the coroner he said, describing his action in placing the revolver at the heart of the dead man as he told the story, “I got it at the right place, and I just let her go.” It developed that the men had had trouble over some poisoned fruit trees. The tragedy occurred on the night of the 10 inst., and the murderer is in jail at Madison Courthouse.- Spirit of the Valley.

Mrs. W.H. Nichols

Page Courier, Thursday 4 Jan 1906

Pencilgraphs

Mrs. W.H Nichols died at the home of her husband near Bixler’s Ferry on Saturday morning, Dec. 23, 1905, aged about 23 years. Consumption was the cause of death. She was a daughter of Mr. David Nichols, of the same neighborhood. The burial took place the following day. 

William T. Nicholson

Page Courier, Thursday 10 Aug 1905

MADISON MAN KILLED ON TRAIN

The body of Wm T. Nicholson, who was killed by falling from an excursion train near Winchester on last Thursday, was brought to Luray on the Friday night train, and taken to Rappahannock the same night, accompanied by Mr. O.S. Judd and Mr. Herbert Huffman, of this place, and two brothers of the deceased. The young man’s body was taken to Hazel Top, the home of his father, for burial. He was about 22 years old and unmarried. His father is Benton Nicholson, of Madison county. 

Gideon Norman

Page Courier, Thursday 3 Mar 1910

Of Pondsville, died at 5 o’clock morning at Bellevue, of general debility, aged 83 years. He was taken to the institution Saturday afternoon in a critical condition. Mr. Norman had been at Bellevue four times. He was a widower and is survived by two sons, Geo. and Elvin, of Pennsylvania, and two brothers living in Luray- Hagerstown Mail. 

Abraham Painter

Page Courier, Thursday 24 Mar 1892

Marksville Matters

MARKSVILLE, VA., March 22, 1892

Mr. Abraham Painter, one of our aged citizens, died last Friday night. He was a respected citizen, and held the office of Overseer of the Poor at the time of his death. 

Mrs. Abraham Painter

Page Courier Thursday 10 May 1906, no. 6, pg. 3, col. 5

MARKSVILLE MENTION AND STANLEY STATEMENTS

Mrs. Painter Passes Away

Mrs. Painter, widow of the late Abraham Painter died Sunday morning at an advanced age. She was a good woman, a member of the O.S. Baptist church. She leaves a large number of children, grand-children and great grand children to mourn her loss. 

Mrs. Ambrose Painter (I)

Page Courier, Thursday 9 Feb 1899

A Greatly Afflicted Family

Mrs. Ambrose Painter died of typhoid fever about three miles south of town last Saturday evening. Her funeral was preached by her pastor Rev. Mr. Isely of the Leaksville Christian church, of which Mrs. Painter was a member. She leaves a husband and 8 children to grieve her untimely death, her age being only 35 years. All of Mr. Painter’s children are now sick, and his unusual affliction arouses the deepest sympathy of all who know him. 

Mrs. Ambrose Painter (II)

Page Courier, Thursday 9 Feb 1899

Stanley Statements, Stanleyton, Va. Feb. 6, 1899

Mrs. Ambrose Painter died at the residence of her husband in the Leaksville neighborhood last Saturday, and was buried at Leaksville on Monday afternoon, Rev. E.T. Iseley, of the Christian church officiating. Mrs. Painter was the daughter of Lemuel Alger, of the Newport neighborhood… 

Mrs. Anna Painter***

Page Courier, Thursday 5 Feb 1903

Marksville Mention, And Stanley Statements, MARKSVILLE, VA., Feb. 3

...

Mrs. Anna Painter, about 89 years old, died last Saturday night.

Miss Daisy Painter***

Page Courier, Thursday 11 Feb 1904

All Around Alma

Miss Daisy Painter, daughter of Mr. Jackson Painter, died on last Friday, about 19 years. She was buried on last Sunday at the Adventist church.

Miss Daisy Lee Painter***

IN MEMORY OF Daisy Lee Painter

who departed this life at the home of her father A.J. Painter, Esq., near Stanley, Va. February 5, aged 19 years, 5 months and 4 days...

David Painter

Page Courier, Thursday 5 May 1904

Leaksville Letter, Leaksville, Page Co, Va 3 May 1904

Mr. David Painter near the Adventist church, died Monday morning of typhoid fever. He leaves a wife and three small children. Mr. Painter was about thirty-three years of age.

Miss Emma Painter

Page Courier, Thursday 21 Sep 1893

Miss Emma B. Painter, daughter of Mr. Noah Painter, of Leaksville, died last Sunday, aged about 25 years. 

Ferdinand Painter

Page Courier, Thursday 25 Nov 1909

AND NEWS ITEMS ALL ALONG RURAL ROUTE No. 3

Mr. Ferdinand Painter

Died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert L. Painter, who resides near Stanley, Nov. 16th, 1909. Had he lived four days longer, he would have been 19 years old. Tuberculosis was the cause of his death. “Ferd” was a model young man, liked by all who knew him. His funeral and burial took place at the Adventist church on Friday of last week… R.H. Pittman, of Luray, preaching his funeral. 

Guy Painter***

Page Courier, Thursday 28 Nov 1901

All Around Alma, Alma, Page Co, VA 26 Nov 1901

Mr. Guy Painter, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Painter, died on last Thursday morning, November 21st, of fever, aged 17 years, 9 months and 9 days. His funeral was conducted by Elder B.F. Purdham.

Irena May Painter***

Page Courier, Thursday 21 Nov 1901

All Around Alma

Alma, Page Co, VA 10 Nov 1901

On last Monday morning about 9 o'clock the Death Angel came and took Irena May, the little 8 year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.V. Painter. She was taken with diptheria last Friday a week...

Isaac Painter

Page Courier, Thursday 28 Feb 1907

Live Leaksville Local

The News on R.F.D. No. 3

Mr. Painter’s Death

Mr. Isaac Painter, who singular and serious illness was mentioned in these columns before, died last Saturday morning. Mr. Painter cut his hand on a barb wire fence slightly, not even enough to draw blood, but which got very sore going up into his body, resulting in blood poison. Mr. Painter was about 57 years old. He was at one time, a boatman on the Shenandoah, and a merchant at Stanley. He was well known. He leaves a wife and three grown children, one son who has been in Pennsylvania for 17 years. Three brothers and one sister and a host of relatives to mourn his departure. He was buried in his father’s cemetery, the late Mr. Abram Painter’s, last Sunday. 

Jacob Painter***

Page Courier, Thursday 2 Jul 1903

Marksville Mention & Stanley Statements, Marksville, Va. 29 June

Mr. Jacob Painter died on last Thursday near Stanley of consumption, aged 30 years. Rev. B.B. White conducted the funeral services.

Miss Liza Painter***

Page Courier, Thursday 11 Sep 1902

Stanley Notes

Miss Liza Painter died Monday morning of consumption at her father's home, Mr. Isaac Painter, in Stanley.

Miss Mattie Painter***

Page Courier, Thursday 16 Jan 1902

Marksville Mention & Stanley Statements, Marksville, Va. 13 Jan 1902

Miss Mattie, daughter of Mr. Joseph Painter, died last Tuesday and was buried at the Adventist church, Rev. B. Lee Parrott conducting the funeral. She was 27 years of age and died of lung affection.

Noah Painter

Page Courier, Thursday 22 Dec 1892

Massanutton Matters

MASSANUTTON, VA. Dec. 21, 1892

DEAR COURIER:- The death of our time-honored friend, Mr. Noah Painter, of Leaksville, cast a gloom over the entire neighborhood. It fell to our lot to witness the said even, which occurred at 9:15 o’clock on the night of the 12 inst. His family consisted of a loving wife and seven devoted children. He was a faithful and consistent member of the Old School Baptist church 43 years, having been baptized by Elder Ambrose Booton at the old Grape Vine church, this county, in ’49. His funeral was preached by Elder Oliphant, of Indiana, in the presence of a

LARGE CONCOURSE

of relatives and friends… 

Nora Painter

Page Courier, Thursday 16 AUg 1900

Nora Painter

daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. W. Painter, died at the home of her parents, near Leaksville, aged 9 years, 6 months and 2 days. The cause of her death was whooping cough and pneumonia... Funeral services were conducted by Elder John R. Daily.

Peter Painter***

Page Courier, Thursday 15 Sep 1904

All Around Alma

DEAR COURIER:- Mr. Peter Painter died at his home near Alma, Sept. 9, 1904, in the 79th year of his age. He leaves two sons and one daughter, Mrs. Frank Rhinehart, Peter C. and James A. Painter, all of this county. He was the last of the old generation of Painters who have been prominent in this county for the last one hundred years. Some of his ancestors were the early settlers of this country... His funeral was preached on Monday by Elder Daily...

Mr. Peter Painter, whose death we have just mentioned, dug the first grave that was ever dug at Graves' Chapel. The first person buried there was an old colored woman belonging to Mr. Thos. J. Grave's father...

Mrs. James Parks***

Page Courier, Thursday 12 Mar 1903

Marksville Mention & Stanley Statements, Marksville, Va, March 10

Mrs. James Parks died last week about three miles south of Marksville. Her husband died suddenly last summer on Tanner's Ridge. She had been in bad health sometime.

Mrs. Lucy Parks

Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Jan 1909

Interesting Items from Ida, Printz Mill, Blosserville, and Other Points Along No. 2

Mrs. Parks Dead

Mrs. Lucy Parks, wife of Mr. Ed. Parks, died at the home of her husband, at Skyland, this county, on Thursday, January 7th, aged about 30 years. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn their loss. 

Mrs. Martin Pence***

Page Courier, Thursday 27 Mar 1902

All Around Alma, 25 Mar 1902

Mrs. Martin Pence, near here, died very suddenly on last Monday night, aged 48 years. She was only sick about fifteen minutes. Mrs. Pence was a sister of Mr. G.W. Nauman, of this place.

Isaac Petefish

Page Courier, Thursday 15 Apr 1880

Pencilgraphs

Isaac Petefish, who lived near Marksville, was buried on last Saturday. He was about 72 years old. 

Mrs. Mary Phillips

Page Ccourier, Thursday 20 Oct 1892

Marksville Matters

MARKSVILLE, VA., Oct. 17, 1892

EDITORS PAGE COURIER:- Mrs. Mary Phillips, widow of Wm Phillips, dec’d., died at the residence of her son, John W. Phillips, Esq., at Alma, this county, on the 10 inst., and was buried at Graves’ Chapel cemetery the next day. She was in her 73rd year. She leaves several children, many grand-children, and two great-grand-children, and was a good woman… Her funeral was preached by Rev. Mr. Quarles, assisted by Dr. J. Rollansbee. 

Abijah Price

Page Courier, Thursday 5 May 1887

Mr. Abijah Price died at his residence on the Hawksbill, near Grace Church, in this county, last Sunday. He had been in failing health for some months, though the immediate cause of death was dropsy. He was about 62 years of age. 

Benjamin Price

Page Courier, Thursday 15 Mar 1906

Live Leaksville Locals

Mr. Benjamin Price died Feb. 20th, 1906, at his home one and one-half miles north west of Stanley, aged 75 years, 5 months, and 5 days. His death was very sudden as he died while sitting in his chair. He was a quiet and peaceable citizen, respected by all. His beloved wife preceded him to the spirit world last August. His children and grandchildren are left to mourn his departure but should emulate his example. His remains were laid to rest in the Adventist cemetery- Elder Brown officiating. 

Mrs. Benjamin Price

Page Courier, Thursday 24 Aug 1905

Marksville Mention Stanley Statements

The Grim Reaper

Mrs. Benjamin Price died last Monday at her home near Alma, and on Tuesday her remains were interred in the Adventist church cemetery, Rev. B.B. White preaching her funeral. She was 76 years, 3 months and 28 days old, and leaves a husband and 7 children. 

 

Mrs. Bettie Price***

Page Courier, Thursday 6 Oct 1898

Pencilgraphs

Mrs. Bettie Price, widow of the late John Price, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Peter Painter, Jr., near Alma, this county, last Monday morning, aged about 68 years. She was a member of the Old School Baptist church, and her funeral was conducted by Elder John R. Daily on last Tuesday. 

Mrs. Lillie Price

Page Courier, Thursday 4 May 1899

MARKSVILLE MATTERS: STANLEY STATEMENTS

MARKSVILLE, PAGE CO., VA Monday, May 1, 1899

Mrs. Lillie Price, daughter of Isaac Painter, Esq., died at Stanleyton on last Friday, and was buried in the Painter family grave-yard Saturday afternoon, Rev. B.B. White, officiating. Mrs. Price died of consumption. 

Mrs. Mary Ann Price

Page Courier, Thursday 6 Dec 1900

DIED

A private letter from Oregon, Mo., announces the death of Mrs. Mary Ann Price, widow of the late Peter Price, which occurred at her home on Friday night, Nov. 16th. Mrs. Price was a sister to E.A. and the late N.H. Keyser, of Rappahannock, and the late A.J., Joseph and William Keyser and Mrs. Milton Biedler, of Page, and Mrs. J.M. Fray, of Madison county.- Warren Register.

Morgan Price***

Page Courier, Thursday 8 Jan 1903

Mr. Morgan Price, a well-known resident of Bridgeport, Frederick county, died Christmas day, of heart disease. Mr. Price was 67 years of age and a native of Page county. He served in the Confederate army, being in Capt. Parks' company. A wife and eleven children survive him.- Baltimore Sun, December 26th.

Peter Price***

Page Courier, Thursday 8 Apr 1886

Kansas Letter

IOWA POINT, KAS., Mar. 31, '86

EDS. VALLEY COURIER: Once more the death roll has been called, and this time calls Peter Price, of Oregon, Holt county, Missouri. Mr. Price was a native Virginia, having been born in Frederick county, near Winchester, on the 6th of August, 1797. His family moved to Page county soon after his birth, where he was married to Miss Leah McKay, daughter of Enos McKay, on Sept. 12, 1820. There was five children born to them, three of which died in infancy, the other two are still living. Mrs. Price died on the 18th of September, 1828, and on the 17th of November, 1829, Mr. Price was united in marriage, this time to Miss Mary Keyser, daughter of Mr. Noah Keyser, of Luray. By this marriage there were thirteen children born to him, nine of whom still survive him. In 1855 Mr. Price moved from Page county to Oregon, Holt county, Mo., where he has ever since resided... He was a member of the Baptist church... He was buried by the Masonic fraternity, of which order he was an honored member. Mr. Price was 88 years, 7 months and 12 days old.

Mrs. Sarah Price

Page Courier, Thursday 30 Oct 1890

Death of an Aged Lady

Mrs. Sarah H. Price, aged 82 years, died Saturday, October 18th, at the residence of her son, C.D. Price, Esq., near Alma, this county. Mrs. Price's maiden name was Sarah Thresher; she was born and reared at Lovettsville, Loudoun county, Va., where she lived until eight years ago when they moved to Alma. She was married 57 years ago, and her aged husband, together with three sons and one daughter, yet survive him. Mrs. Price was for many years a zealous member of the Presbyterian church. Her funeral was preached by Rev. Mr. Quarles... her remains were buried in the Alma Cemetery...

Miss Sarah Price***

Page Courier, Thursday 17 Dec 1903

All Around Alma

ALMA, PAGE CO., VA, Dec. 15, 1903

DEAR COURIER:- Died, at the residence of Mr. A.J. Huffman, near Alma, on Thursday night of last week, Miss Sarah Price, aged 63 years, 11 months and 15 days. She had been a great sufferer for about four months with dropsy. She was a daughter of the late Stephen Price, who died about twenty years ago. She leaves one brother and two sisters- Mr. Isaac Price and Mrs. Wm. Wright, of Shenandoah county, and Mrs. Geo. Dinges, of Charlestown, W.Va. She was a member of the Christian church. Her funeral was preached on Sunday by the Rev. Ashby, of the Lutheran church...

Mrs. Susan Price

Page Courier, Thursday 1 Apr 1909

Live Letter From No. 2

Interesting Items from Ida, Printz Mill, Blosserville, and Other Points Along No. 2

Death of Mrs. Price

Mrs. Susan Price, widow of the late Abijah Price, died at the residence of her son, Mr. Thos. J. Price, at Antioch church, at 8 o’clock, on Sunday night, March 28, 1909, aged 89 years.

Mrs. Price’s death was due to the infirmities of old age, having been confined to her bed for less than one week. She is survived by six daughters and two sons, as follows: Miss Barbara Price, Mrs. Sarah J. Printz, and Mrs. O.P. Aleshire, of this county, and Mrs. Laura Shuler, of Kansas, Mrs. Fannie Jones, of Philadelphia, and Mrs. Emma Davis, of Charlestown, West Va., and Messrs. George W. and Thomas J. Price, of this county. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Emanuel Hershberger, who is now in her 92nd year. Mrs. Price had been a member of the Episcopal church for 70 years. Her funeral was conducted by Rev. D.L. Miller, from the home of her son, Mr. Thomas Price, with interment in Grace church burial ground at Ida… 

Thomas William Price***

Page Courier, Thursday 5 Mar 1896

Murder at Grove Hill!

A dastardly murder was committed at Grove Hill, this county, last Saturday morning, February 29, 1896, about 8 o’clock.

Thomas William Price was shot and killed by a Negro tramp who gave his name as Lewis Johnson.

The circumstances are as follows:

The Negro early on Saturday morning passed by the Gem Furnace where he met Joseph Breeden. He asked Breeden for a chew of tobacco, when Breeden told him he didn’t have any. The negro cursed Breeden and shot at him twice. He then ran. Breeden went to Shenandoah, and engaged Price to assist him in catching the negro. Price armed with a double-barrel shot gun started in the direction of Grove Hill, taking a flank movement through the fields. Breeden took the Railroad track going in the same direction. Price intercepted the negro a few rods north of Grove Hill and marched him back towards Shenandoah. They had passed Grove Hill about two hundred yards, when they saw Breeden coming.

At this point the negro drew his pistol and shot Price twice- once in the mouth and one in the abdomen. After he was shot Price shot twice at the negro, tho as he was running it is not known whether either took effect. The negro fled in the direction of Luray, tho it is reported that he has since been seen in Buena Vista.

Price was carried to Mr. Petty’s store at Grove Hill, where he received surgical attention at the hands of Dr. W.A. Koontz. The shooting was done with a 32-calibre pistol. One ball entered the mouth and came out on the side of the neck, the other entered the abdomen near the navel, lodging in the muscles of the back, and from which latter wound he died about 46 hours afterwards. Dr. Hudson held an inquest when a verdict was rendered in accordance with the above facts.

Price is a son of Gabriel Price, who lives at Ingham. He was about 30 years of age, and leaves a wife and two children.

The negro is short, heavy set and very black.

The community where the crime occurred is, we are informed, greatly excited over the affair, and justly demands that prompt action should be taken to bring the offender to justice. 

Aaron S. Printz

Page Courier, Thursday 9 Feb 1899

Pencilgraphs

Mr. Aaron S. Printz, in his 89th year, lies critically ill at his home at Stony Man this county. Up to within a few weeks ago he attended actively to the duties of his mill, but about that time he received a fall and since that time has been failing rapidly. His death now is looked for at any hour.

Since the above was written Mr. Printz has died. 

Catherine Printz

Page News & Courier, Thursday 7 Feb 1889

Mrs. Catherine Printz, mother of Philip M. Printz, of this county, died last week. She was in her 86th year, and had been a member of the church 71 years and a widow 41 years, her husband being Jacob Printz, who we suppose, will be remembered now only by our oldest citizens. 

Gabriel Printz

Page Courier, Thursday 4 Aug 1887

At his residence near the Caverns, Luray, Va., on Thursday night, July 28, 1887, of consumption, Mr. Gabriel Printz, in the fifty-fifth year of his age. His funeral was preached on Friday in Broad Street Baptist church by Elder F.M. Perry…, after which his remains were interred in Green Hill cemetery. 

Gideon Printz***

Page Courier, Thursday 19 Feb 1903

PRINTZ MILL PEOPLE

Printz Mill, Feb. 16, 1903

DEAR COURIER:- Mr. Gideon Printz died at his home near the Intake last Sunday night, aged about 70 years. He had been in bad health for sometime. He was a member of the Lutheran church, and his funeral was preached by his pastor, Rev. J.N. Stirewalt. He leaves one brother and one sister, Mr. Jno. S. Printz and Mrs. John P. Shenk...

Jacob P. Printz

Page Courier, Thursday 10 Sep 1908

DEATH OF MR. JACOB P. PRINTZ

Mr. Jacob Printz, formerly of Page, died in a hospital in Washington city last Saturday. His remains were brought to Luray and buried last Sunday in the graveyard on the old homestead of his father-in-law, B.S. Printz near Stony Man, Rev. J.E. Shenk conducting the funeral services. Mr. Printz was in the 68th year of his age. His death was the result of paralysis, from which he had been a helpless sufferer since last winter. Mr. Printz was a Confederate veteran belonging to Co. K. of ths county. After the close of the war he entered the private school of the late Leonard S. Printz, in which a number of ex-soldiers, lately returned from the army, among whom were John D. Printz, of this county, Hiram Printz, now of Kansas, and Artenias S. Printz, of Washington, all young men who four years before had quit the farm and school room for the battle field, and whose education had been neglected by the four years of camp life. Mr. Printz is survived by two brothers, Mr. W. Printz, of Shenandoah, this county, and Mr. L.D. Printz, of Ohio, and by two sisters, Mrs. Emily Zirkle, of this place, and Mrs. Solon Kite, of Culpeper. He is also survived by his widow and several children. 

Noah Printz

Page Courier, Thursday 4Jan 1906

DEATH OF MR. NOAH PRINTZ

Mr. Noah Printz died at her home near Stony Man, this county, on Friday morning, Dec. 29, 1905. He had been in failing health, though no one had supposed him to be seriously sick, and his death therefore was a surprise to his near neighbors even. The evening before he apparently died and preparations had been made for his burial, when he revived, after having been in a state of suspended animation for several hours. After this he lived several hours before death actually occurred. He was about 75 years of age. He leaves a widow and four sons, one in Wyoming, one in Ohio, one in New York and one in this county; also, two daughters, one in Ohio and one in Page. His funeral was preached by his pastor, Rev. J.N. Stirewalt, and his remains were interred in Mt. Calvary Lutheran church beside those of kindred, some of whom were the early settlers of this valley. 

Mrs. Rebecca Printz

Page Courier, Thursday 9 Feb 1899

Death of Mrs. Rebecca Printz

Died at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. S.T. Kite, at Grove Hill, this county, Mrs. Rebecca Printz, at an advanced age. Mrs. P. was the widow of Isaac C. Printz, who died many years ago near Stony Man, this county. She leaves several sons and daughters- Mrs. Michael Zirkle, of this place, Mrs. S.T. Kite, of Grove Hill, Mr. W.P. Printz, of Shenandoah City, Mr. J.P. Printz, of Prince William county, and Mr. Delaney Printz, of Ohio. Mrs. Printz was a member of the Disciples church. 

Mrs. Reuben Printz

Page Courier, Thursday 15 Dec1881

Died

On last Saturday, the 10th inst., of abdominal dropsy, MRS. PRINTZ, wife of Reuben Printz, Esq., who lives near Blosserville, in this county.

Samuel Printz (of William)

Page Courier, Thursday 22 Oct 1885

Letter From Stony Man

October 20, 1885

Samuel Printz, of Wm., died last week in Madison county. 

Mrs. Sarah Printz***

Page Courier, Thursday 15 Oct 1903

DEATH OF MRS. PRINTZ

Mrs. Sarah Printz, widow of the late Christian Printz, died at her residence near Shenk's Mill, on the N.M. and S. Turnpike, this county, Friday, October 9, 1903, after an illness of about six weeks, aged 78 years. Her funeral was preached by her pastor, Rev. Mr. Stirewalt, at Morning Star church... She leaves 8 children, as follows: Mrs. Philip Stomback, Mrs. Thomas Jewell, Mrs. Franklin Jewell, Mrs. William Nunn, and Messrs. D.W., H.A., T.J. and J.W. Printz, 40 grandchildren, and a host of friends. She also leaves six brothers- five of whom- Messrs. Emanuel, John, Henry, Paul, and Thomas Miller- all prominent citizens of the Dry Run section, this county, and one, Mr. Albert Miller, in the west.

Mrs. Printz was baptized in infancy and at a proper age, connected herself with the Lutheran church...

William Printz

Page Courier, Thursday 3 Jan 1895

Pencilgraphs

Mr. William Printz, aged about 77 years, died at the residence of his son, Mr. James F. Printz, near Ida, this county on December 27, 1894. 

Benjamin Propes***

Page Courier Thursday 12 Mar 1903

Mr. Benjamin Propes., aged 83 years, fifty years ago a citizen of Page county, died recently at his home in Illinois. He was related to the well-known Propes and Louderback families of this county.

Mrs. Sebastian Propes***

Page Courier, Thursday 18 Apr 1901

DEATH OF MRS. PROPES

Mrs. Sebastian Propes died at the home of her husband at Shenandoah City, this county, on last Friday, April 12, 1901, aged 68 years, lacking two days. She had been an invalid for the last eight or ten years, her entire left side being paralyzed. Mrs. Propes was a daughter of the late Reuben Foltz, and sister of Mr. Emanuel Foltz, of Stanley, this county. She leaves seven sons and three daughters- all grown- besides a large number of relatives... Mrs. Propes was a member of the Dunkard church, and her funeral was preached on Saturday by Elder D.W. Strickler, of this place.

George Purdham

Page Courier Thursday 10 May 1906

MARKSVILLE MENTION AND STANLEY STATEMENTS

Death of Mr. George Purdham

Mr. George Purdham, son of the old mail carrier, Mr. Jeremiah Purdham died last week, and was buried in the family burying ground on Monday, May the first. He was about 50 years old. 

Miss Haney Purdham***

Page Courier, Thursday 9 Jan 1902

Marksville Mention & Stanley Statements

Marksville, VA 6 Jan 1902

Miss Haney Purdham died on last Sunday near Marksville at an advanced age.

Jeremiah Purdham

Page Courier, Thursday 14 Jan 1909

Jeremiah Purdham

Was born May 3, 1827, and died December 23, 1908, aged 81 years, 7 months and 20 days. Cause of death, old age and general break down.

Mr. Purdham was married April 5, 1849, to Mary Jenkins, who died March 1, 1882. He was again married in May, 1887, to Nancy Virginia Taylor, who survives him.

He died in the home where he had lived for more than fifty years, and within a mile of the house where he was born.

He leaves a widow, four sons, three daughters, twenty-two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a large number of other relatives and friends; his two oldest sons preceded him to the grave.

For a number of years he was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church, at Old “Zion” and served as the first Elder of that church. Some years ago his connection with that church was severed, but he never fully abandoned his death in the doctrines held by that people.

In his last days he frequently talked on the subject of religion…

About one hour before he died he called all his family who were at home to his beside and told them that the end was near, and he wished to give them all good-bye!…

All his children who are living were with him in his last days, and most of them remained to the end.

The funeral services were conducted at the old home December 25th by Eld. H.W. Herrell, of Richmond, Va., assisted by Eld. T.H. Painter, of Stanleyton, Va., and he was buried in the family graveyard on the hill.

A SON 

Mrs. Jeremiah Purdham

Page Courier, Thursday 9 Mar 1882

Letter From MARKSVILLE, Marksville, Va. 6 Mar 1882

Mrs. Jeremiah Purdham who has been sick for a few weeks, died and was buried on last Friday. She left a large family and a host of friends; her children are about all grown.

John C. Purdham

Page Courier, Thursday 2 Dec 1886

MARKSVILLE MATTERS

Marksville, Va., Nov. 30, 1886

DEATH OF A PROMISING YOUNG MAN

Mr. John C. Purdham, of this place, died two weeks ago. His funeral was preached on last Sunday by Rev. B.B. White. He was a young man respected by all who knew him. 

Miss Lillie Purdham***

Page Courier, Thursday 1 Sept 1898

MARKSVILLE MATTERS

Marksville, Page Co., Va.

Aug. 29, 1898

Miss Lillie Purdham, daughter of Mr. Samuel Purdham, died of typhoid fever at the residence of her father last Friday morning. She was a consistent member of Graves’ Chapel Methodist church, and was respected by all who knew her. 

Mrs. Ellen S. Reamer

Page Courier, Thursday 5 May 1898

Death of a Former Resident of Page

In Parsons, Kansas, Saturday, April 30th, 1898, Mrs. ELLEN S. REAMER. Mrs. Reamer was born September 11, 1821, and was therefore 76 years, 7 months and 29 days old. The funeral services were held in Chetopa, Kansas, Sunday evening, May 1st, at the residence of Dr. L.B. Kackley, at five o’clock. Mrs. Ramer was the widow of the late John W. Reamer, formerly of Blosserville, this county, the family having removed to Kansas some twenty-five years ago. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Rhinehart

Page Courier, Thursday 12 Dec 1891

Activities Around Alma

Alma, Page County, VA, February 10, 1891

We learn with regret of the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Rinehart, which occurred at the home of her son of the West side of the Shenandoah River. Mr. R. had been the widow of A.J. Rinehart for about thirty years. The deceased had been a member of the Christian church at Newport since its organization. 

Mrs. Hardin Richards

Page Courier, Thursday 29 Jun 1899

Pencilgraphs

Mrs. Hardin Richards died of dropsy at her home near Marksville last Tuesday. She was about 60 years old. 

Aptil Rickard

Page Courier, Thursday 18 Oct 1888

Pencilgraphs

Aptil Rickard, Esq., an old citizen of the county, died one day last week at his home near

Rileyville. 

Mrs. Clara Rickard

Page Courier, Thursday 8 Oct 1903

DEATH OF AN AGED LADY

Mrs. Clara Rickard, relict of the late Asher Rickard, died at her home near Kimball, this county, last Wednesday, September 30, 1903. She had reached the advanced age of 80 years. She was the mother of Messrs. J.C., M.C., I.A. and William Rickard, all good citizens of this county.

Mrs. John D. Roberts

Page Courier, Thursday 21 Oct 1880

DIED

Near Cedar Point, Page county, on Friday of last week, Mrs. John D. Roberts, of typhoid fever. 

Mrs. Mary Rodgers

Page Courier, Thursday 6 Dec 1900

Marksville Mention, 3 Dec 1900

Mrs. Mary Roders, widow of the late Alex Rodgers, was paralyzed for nearly a week and died last Monday, aged 76 years, 2 months and 2 days...

George W. Sampson***

Page Courier, Thursday 19 Jan 1905

Pencilgraphs

Mr. Geo. W. Sampson, aged 78 years, 6 months and 13 days, died January 6, 1905, at the home of his son, Mr. R.E. Sampson, near Stony Man, this county. He leaves 12 children. He was a member of the Disciples church.

Mrs. Laura Virginia Seakford (I)***

Page Courier, Thursday 23 Jun 1904

All Around Alma

DEAR COURIER:- Mrs. Laura Virginia Seakford, beloved wife of Mr. John W. Seakford, departed this life at her home near Alma Friday, June 17, 1904, aged 57 years and 20 days. She leaves a husband and seven children to mourn her loss- Mrs. M.V. Painter, of Alma; Mrs. W.C. Evans, of Baltimore; Mrs. Walter Berrey, of Port Norris, N.J.; and Misses Nina and Lillye, at home, and two sons- Wheeler and Bennie- one daughter having preceded her to the spirit world 13 years ago; also two half-sisters- Mrs. Sallie Lucas and Mrs. G.W. Knight- and three half-brothers- Messrs. E.A. Aleshire, of Alma, J.W. Aleshire, of Colorado, and Isaac, of Kansas. Her funeral was preached on Sunday morning at 11 o'clock by Elder John R. Daily, her pastor, at the Baptist church, after which her remains were laid to rest beside her daughter in the cemetery at thr Lutheran church...

Mrs. Laura Virginia Seakford (II)***

Page Courier, Thursday 23 Jun 1904

DEATH OF A GOOD WOMAN

Laura Virginia, wife of Mr. John W. Seakford, died at her home near Alma, Page county, Va., June 17. 1904, aged 57 years and 20 days, after an illness of nearly three years... In November, 1896, she was baptized into the fellowship of Alma Primitive Baptist church by Elder T.S. Dalton, who was then her pastor... Beside a grief-stricken husband she leaves the following children: Mrs. Ora Painter, of this county; Mrs. Ada Evans, of Baltimore; Mrs. Brownie Berry, of Port Norris, N.J.; Misses Nina and Lilly and Messrs. Wheeler and Benjamin at home... She sweetly sleeps in Alma cemetery by the side of her daughter, Mattie, who preceded her several years to the spirit world.

Mrs. William Seakford***

Page Courier, Thursday 4 Jun 1903

All Around Alma

ALMA, PAGE CO., VA June 2, 1903

Last week, THE COURIER announced the death of Mrs. William Seakford, and as there are three or four William Seakfords in the county, and on account of relatives in the west who read THE COURIER, we will give a more detailed account of her death; Mrs. Seakford was a daughter of the late John Blosser. She was married to Wm Seakford on April 2, 1901, and died on May 26, 1903, aged 32 years, 11 months and 27 days. By her own request her funeral was preached by Elder John R. Daily, of the Old School Baptist church, after which her remains were interred in the Lutheran cemetery. Wm. Seakford is a son of Adam Seakford.

Mrs. Benjamin Seal

Page Courier, Thursday 11 Jan 1900

Naked Creek Notes, 6 Jan 1900

Mrs. Seal, wife of Benj. Seal aged 65 years, is dead.

Mrs. Elizabeth Seal

Page Courier, Thursday 3 Mar 1881

DIED

After a long illness of rheumatism, at the residence of her husband, John Seale, near No. 2 Furnace, Elizabeth Seale, aged 58 years, 6 months and 17 days.

She had been a member of the Methodist church for about twelve years...

Her funeral was preached by Eld J.W. Jollett

Fielding Seal & Mrs. John Downey***

Page Courier, Thursday 6 Feb 1902

Naked Creek Notes

DEAR COURIER:- We have had a great deal of sickness and several deaths recently in our community, Fielding Seal, a very old man, and Mrs. John Downey, aged about 23, died last week.

Mrs. Frank Seal

Page Courier, Thursday 4 May 1905

Mr. Frank Seal, who lives at Stony Man, this county, has had six cases of typhoid fever in his family since the first of January. Two of the cases have been treated by Dr. Hammer, of this place, and the other four by Dr. Long. Of the latter one or two are yet quite sick, though with favorable outlook for recovery. Dr. Long says he is unable to locate any cause for the trouble unless it arrives from a well of water on the premises. The origin of this disease is generally due to impure water, and none can be too careful in this regard.

P.S.- Mrs. Seal died on Friday with the disease. She was a daughter of the late Benj. F. Foster, and was about 30 years of age.