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PAGE NEWS & COURIER OBITUARIES 1913-1919 Part 1


 Mrs. Eliza Adkins
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Sep 1916
DEATH OF MRS. ADKINS
            Mrs. Eliza Adkins, wife of Kelly M. Adkins, died at her home on the East side of the Ridge on Monday, August 27th after an illness of several years. She was a devoted wife and mother, a Christian lady. For several years she had been an intense sufferer… She had been tenderly cared for by her aged husband and family.
            She was the mother of eleven children, and is also survived by four brothers and sisters and her aged husband. The funeral services were conducted at her late home on Tuesday by Eld. Warren Corbin, her pastor. Interment took place in the family grave yard.                                                                                                                                              
Douglas Aleshire
Page News & Courier, Friday 9 Jul 1915
Death of Former Page Resident
            Douglas Aleshire, son of Col. Jonas Aleshire, the surveyor of the New Market and Sperryville Turnpike, and a former resident of Page county, died at his home at Plymouth, Ill, June 23, 1915, aged 84 years. He was born in Page where he lived until he was 17 years old, moving West with his father and family. The following account of the life of the deceased is taken from The Carthage (Ill.) Republican:
            “Douglas Aleshire, son of Colonel Jonas and Mary Brannan Aleshire, was born in Luray, Page County, Virginia, October 21st, 1835.
            He was the eldest of a family of nine children, all having preceded him to the great beyond except two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Clark, of Chadron, Neb., and Mrs. Rose Sanford, of Independence, Kas.
            He received his education in the public schools of Luray, attending the university at New Market.
            When he was seventeen years of age, his father realized the opportunities the west afforded, took his family and started thither, settling in St. Mary’s township, Hancock county, Illinois. Here the boy, Douglas helped his father establish a home, remaining with him about two years, when he set about establishing a business for himself. He went to St. Louis, Mo., and entered the employ of the Missouri Pacific railway attaining the office of general receiver of the company at the age of 22. While in the employ of the railroad he was conductor on the train that figured in the Gasconade bridge accident of 1855, he being on a rear coach luckily escaped unhurt. He was perhaps the only survivor of the tragedy at the time of his death.
            On March 1st, 1860, he was united in marriage to Miss Matilda Beavers, daughter of Captain Jas. Beavers, one of the pioneer settlers of Hancock county. They builded their home on Section 18, St Marys township, and here they lived for forty years. It was here they reared with pride their family, seven sons and three daughters… In 1900 they moved to Plymouth, Ill., and here on Feb. 1st, 1912, the loving companion was called home to join the three daughters who had been called to their heavenly home. The seven sons, George, of Carthage, Ill., Charles, Benton Edgar, John, William and Horace, with their wives, twenty grandchildren and two great grandchildren and the two sisters are left to mourn the loss…
            … He was a practical surveyor and loved his compass and his work. Many years ago he took up the insurance business which he ably carried on and as the sons grew to manhood one by one they joined their father in his business until the firm name of D. Aleshire & Sons became known all over Western Illinois…
            On Dec. 20th, 1909, he suffered a stroke of paralysis from which he never fully recovered until God in His infinite wisdom called him on June 23d, 1915, to come up higher and join his loved ones.
            The funeral services were held at the home Friday morning, June 25, at 9:30 o’clock conducted by Rev. Bertie Taylor, of Bowen, Ill., after which the remains were tenderly laid to rest in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.”                                                                      
Harry Aleshire
Page News & Courier, Friday 20 Feb 1914
DEATH OF HARRY ALESHIRE
            Harry L. Aleshire died at 8:30 a.m., on Sunday morning at the Charlestown Hospital, where he was operated on just two weeks before, death being due to peritositis following appendicitis. He was twenty-nine years and six days old...
            Yesterday three weeks ago, Mr. Aleshire while working in the field was taken suddenly ill but finished his days work, and eat a hearty supper. That night he grew much worse and his condition became so alarming that forty-eight hours afterwards he was taken to the Charlestown Hospital by his physician, Dr. H.R. Finter... his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Aleshire...
            Mr. Aleshire died at the age of twenty-nine years and six days... He is survived by a widow, who was Miss Nellie Strickler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. Wellington Strickler, of Fauquier county, formerly of Page. There are left fatherless two infant boys, Scott, aged three years and Reuben who is still younger. The blow is a crushing one to his parents, with whom young Mr. Aleshire made his home. He leaves one brother, Samuel R. Aleshire, of Rileyville, this county.
            The remains were brought to Luray on No. 27, Sunday night and the funeral was held in Mill Creek Old School Baptist church on Wednesday, the remains being interred in the Reuben Aleshire graveyard above Leaksville. The funeral services were conducted by Eld. R.H. Pittman assisted by Eld. John B. Jenkins.
Isaac Aleshire (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Mar 1918
YOUNG MARINE PNEUMONIA VICTIM
            Isaac Aleshire, an enlisted man in the United States Marines, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Aleshire, of Baltimore, Md., formerly of Alma, this county, died of pneumonia at Portsmouth, Va., on Tuesday while he was being taken from his ship to the hospital. He was returning on the transport Charleston from his third voyage to France when he was taken down with pneumonia in a fatal form. His funeral takes place today at the home of his parents in Baltimore.
            Young Aleshire volunteered in the marines about a year ago, directly after the war broke out. He was only eighteen years old at the time... He leaves two brothers, Bryan Aleshire, who volunteered in the aviation corps soon after the war began and who is now learning to fly in France, and Denver Aleshire, who is a member of the Maryland quota at Camp Meade... Besides those named, there survive the stricken parents and four sisters, two married and two single...
Isaac Aleshire (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Mar 1918
Locals
            Isaac Aleshire, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Aleshire, of Baltimore, Md., formerly of this county who died with pneumonia at Portsmouth, Va., last week and was a member of Maryland's "800" who enlisted early in the war was buried in Baltimore with military honors. The funeral was conducted by Eld. Dalton, of the Primitive Baptist church. Young Aleshire was in the Navy instead of the Marines as stated last week. He was a fireman on the U.S.S. Charleston.
Mrs. Isaac Aleshire
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Jan 1919
DEATH OF MRS. ISAAC ALESHIRE
         Mrs. Isaac Aleshire, about 66 years of age, died at her home one mile north of Stanley on Wednesday of this week. Death was due to a general break down in health though her condition had been feeble for sometime... Her husband died about two years ago. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. William Foltz, Mrs. Vernie Petefish, whose husband is section foreman on the Antietam division of the Norfolk and Western Railroad; Mrs. Leonard Petefish, James Aleshire, Ashby Aleshire, Frank Aleshire, Amos Aleshire, and Clyde Aleshire, the latter of Augusta county. Ernest Aleshire, also of Stanley, is another son, in addition to Wilmer Aleshire of Ohio. Her funeral was conducted at the Adventist church on Thursday by Rev. L.L. Lowance.
James Carson Aleshire
Page News & Courier, Friday 30 May 1913
NORTH STANLEY
            James Carson Aleshire, eldest son of James C. Aleshire, died at the home of his father near Stanley last Thursday, aged 18 years, 11 months and 12 days. The young man had been sick for several weeks with typhoid fever. He was married only about six months ago, and leaves a young widow, father, two brothers and one sister to mourn their loss. His mother died a little over a year ago. The funeral services were conducted by Revs. A.P. Boude and E.W. Brubaker and the remains laid to rest in the Adventist cemetery.
Robert Aleshire
Page News & Courier, Friday 29 Mar 1918
DEATH OF ROBERT ALESHIRE
            Robert Aleshire, a respected young man of near Stanley, died on Sunday morning at the Charlottesville hospital where he had gone a few days before in the vain quest of relief from a long and painful illness of about four months. He is survived by his father, Charles Aleshire, of Stanley, a widow, one child of eighteen months, one brother Albert Aleshire, of Stanley, and one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Cubbage, of Stanley. Before marriage his wife was Miss Edna Painter. The deceased prior to the failure of his health was usually employed on public work. He was about twenty-three years of age. The funeral and interment took place at the Adventist church on Wednesday.
Mrs. Wilmer Aleshire
Page News & Courier, Friday 31 Jul 1914
Stanley
            Isaac Aleshire received a telegram last week from his son, Wilmer, in Columbus, O., stating that his wife was dead. She visited here several years ago and has acquaintances here who regret to hear the sad news.                                                                  
William Aleshire
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Jun 1914
Drops Dead in Harvest Field
            William Aleshire, a highly respected farmer living near Long, dropped dead from his binder in the harvest field at 9 o'clock last Friday morning. He had just started the machine and had run it about 150 yards when he was stricken with paralysis of the heart and fell dead on the platform of the machine and thence to the ground. The helpes who were with him in the field did not disturb his body until Dr. John F. Long, who was hurriedly summoned had appeared and made an examination. There was no evidence of any injury from the fall from the machine and death was no doubt instanteneous from natural causes. Mr. Aleshire seemed in his usual health till he was suddenly stricken. He occasionly complained with his heart but his general health was good and he was still a strong, active man.
            The deceased was 63 years of age was a son of Noah Aleshire, deceased, and is survived by a widow who was a Miss Parks, of this county, by one daughter Mrs. Charles G. Lillard, of near Long, and by two brothers Perry and Benjamin Aleshire, both of this county. For many years Mr. Aleshire was a consistent and active member of Antioch Christian Church... The funeral which took place at his late home Saturday morning was conducted by his pastor, Rev. Warren Baldwin. Interment in the Antioch Cemetery.
Adam Alger
Page News & Courier, Friday 7 Nov 1919
DEATH OF ADAM ALGER
            Adam Alger died at his home between Oak Hill and Rileyville, this county on Thursday afternoon. He had been in feeble health for a long time and death was due to a complications of diseases. Mr. Alger was a son of the late Andrew Alger, who for many years lived on the west side of the Shenandoah river from Rileyville. The deceased was born near Stanley about 45 years ago, and before his health began to fail several years ago was a man noted for his industry and frugality. He is survived by a widow and four children.
Charles B. Alger
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Mar 1917
DEATH OF C.B. ALGER
            Charles B. Alger, of Newport, aged 57 years, a highly respected citizen, died last Saturday after an illness of about a month with grip. For more than a year previous Mr. Alger's health had been rapidly declining.
            The deceased was born and raised in Page county, residing in the immediate neighborhood of Newport. For a number of years he has filled very satisfactorily the position of Overseer of Roads.
            The deceased had been a consistnet member of the Newport Christian chruch for over thirty years.
            He is survived by his wife, who before marriage was Miss Mattie Shomo, and one daughter and four sons: Mrs. S.L. Keyser, Frank, Grover and William Alger, of Page, and Earnest L. Alger, of Millwood, Clarke county. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Simeon Keyser, of Ingham.
            The funeral services were held at Newport at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday conducted by Rev. W.T. Walters, of Winchester. Interment took place in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Everett Alger
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Jun 1914
COMPTON
Died
            Everett, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Alger, formerly of Burner's Bottom, this county, but now of Charlestown, W.Va., was working for the telephone company and came in contact with a live wire on Saturday afternoon and killed instantly. Young Alger was about fifteen years old and was a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. M.V. Alger and Mrs. Martha Burner, of this place.
Everett Alger
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Jun 1914
YOUNG ALGER KILLED BY LIVE WIRE
            Everet Alger, the 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Alger, formerly of Compton, this county, but now of near Charlestown, W.Va., was electrocuted on last Saturday morning while removing an abandoned telephone line on the Berryville and Charlestown turn pike near Rippon. One of the telephone wires came in contact with a live wire of the Northern Virginia Electric Company which carried 23000 volts of electricity...
            Young Alger was born and raised in Page and moved with his father to Charlestown a few years ago.
            ... His grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M.V. Alger and Uncles Jacob V., Isaac N., George, Israel H. Burner and J.W. Lang all of Page, left on Sunday to attend the funeral which took place at Charlestown on Monday.
Mrs. Mary Alger
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Dec 1913
DEATH OF MRS. ALGER
            Mrs. Mary Alger, widow of Andrew J. Alger, died at her home near Rileyville at 8 o’clock a.m., on Tuesday, aged 75 years. Her health had been failing for several years and owing to a paralytic stroke she had not been able to walk for a year preceding her death. Her husband, who was a substantial, industrious citizen, died several years ago. Mrs. Alger was a Miss Housden from near Stanley and was a member of the Stanley Adventist church, where her funeral was conducted by Eld. R.D. Hottel on Thursday.
            The deceased was a devoted wife and mother…
            Mrs. Alger leaves the following children: Adam Alger, Mrs. James H. Webster and Mrs. James Getts, of Rileyville, Va., John Alger of West Virginia, Edward Alger, of Ohio, Mrs. Casper Dovel, of Missouri, Gilbert Alger, of Colorado and Mrs. Carrie Alger, of Missouri.                                                                                                                              
Clarence Edward Alger
Page News & Courier, Friday 7 Aug 1914
Newport
Died
            Clarence Edward Alger, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Alger, died July 31, 1914, aged three months and eleven days. After a short talk by Rev. Williamson the body was laid to rest last Saturday in the Newport graveyard.                                                           
Martin V. Alger
Page News & Courier, Friday 9 Mar 1917
COMPTON
Died
   Compton was startled last Saturday at 12:30 p.m., by the announcement of the sudden and unexpected death of Martin V. Alger, at his home here. Mr. Alger had been in declining health for the past two years and for the past three weeks grew much worse, and died sitting up in his chair. Heart trouble was the immediate cause of his death. The deceased was 73 years, 5 months and 21 days old. He leaves a widow and the following children, viz: H.A. Alger, of Charlestown, W.Va., R.R. Alger, of Lansdowne, Md., G.W. Alger, of Bentonville, Warren county, J.V. and I.N. and M.E. Alger and Mrs. John N. Lang, of this place. Two sisters and one brother, 39 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren also survive. Services were held from his late home Monday at 2:30 p.m., by Elder Joseph Foster assisted by Eld J.A. Racer. Interment in the family burying ground.
Mrs. Emily J. Alther
Page News & Courier, Friday 7 Apr 1916
DEATH OF MRS. ALTHER
            Mrs. Emily J. Alther, aged 80 years wife of John A. Alther, of near Kimball, a lady of sterling Christian character died last Friday after a week’s illness with pneumonia. She had been a consistent member of the Lutheran church for a number of years. Before marriage she was Miss Emily J. Griffith, daughter of Adam Griffith, deceased. Besides her husband she is survived by one son William Alther, one brother, Pendleton Griffith, of near Kimball and one sister, Mrs. Lloyd Woodward, of Rappahannock county.
            The funeral services were conducted by her pastor Rev. J.A. Huffard, at Bethel Baptist church at 3 p.m., on Saturday. Interment took place on the home place near the house.                                                                                                                                      
Mrs. Sallie Anderson
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 Jan 1919
ELKTON
            Mrs. Sallie Anderson, wife of the late John Anderson, died Sunday, January 12th at 5:30 o'clock at her home three miles north west of Elkton, of influenza, of which she had been ill about a week. She was Miss Sallie Lam and about 55 years old.
Benton Armentrout
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 Apr 1916
DEATH OF BENTON ARMENTROUT
            Benton Armentrout, aged about 45 years, a prosperous and highly respected farmer living on the Rappahannock side of the Blue Ridge near the New Market and Sperryville turnpike died on Monday after a ten days illness with pneumonia. The deceased had been a consistent member of the Old School Baptist church for many years.
            He is survived by his widow, who was a Miss Atkins and one small son.
            The funeral services were conducted from his late home at 3 p.m., on Wednesday, conducted by Eld. Lewis Hudson of the Regular Baptist church. Interment took place in the graveyard near the home.                                                                                                       
Mrs. George W. Atkins
Page News & Courier, Friday 6 Dec 1918
            Mrs. George W. Atkins died at her home in Beahm's Gap, on the Rappahannock side of the Blue Ridge, nine miles east of Luray, on Tuesday of this week. She was far advanced in years and is survived by a husband and several children. Her husband is a brother of Mrs. George Woodward of East Luray.
John F. Austin, Sr.
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 Apr 1916
KILLED BY COLT
            John F. Austin, Sr., aged 55 years an industrious and highly respected citizen of Shenandoah met a sudden and untimely death on Thursday evening. He had taken a colt from the stable and was riding it with only a halter when the colt became unmanageable and ran away finally throwing Mr. Austin against a tree, just East of Front street, seriously injuring him, death occurring in about an hour.
            Besides his widow who was a Miss Pence, he is survived by five children four sons and one daughter; John H. Jr., E.V., Harry, Chollice and Miss Tressie Austin, all of Shenandoah.
            Arrangements for the funeral services had not been made at a late hour last night.
Mrs. Mary Katherine Bailey
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Jan 1918
DIED
            Mary Katherine Bailey, wife of James H. Bailey, deceased, died at her home near Stanley, Friday morning, December 21st. Mrs. Bailey had been a great sufferer for years. Paralysis being the principal cause of her death. The deceased was a daughter of John M. Keyser. She leaves one brother W.H. Keyser of Stanley and nine children to mourn the loss. Her funeral was conducted at the home Saturday evening at 2 o'clock by Eld. A.W. Campbell of Luray. Interment in the family graveyard.
Benjamin F. Barham
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Nov 1919
DEATH OF B.F. BARHAM
            Benjamin F. Barham, of Washington, D.C., a native of this county died recently at the age of seventy-four years. He was a brother of Thomas H. Barham, of near Luray, Charles Barham, of Edinburg, William Barham and Miss Mattie Barham, of Shenandoah county, and Mrs. Jacob Williams, of Culpeper county. His birth place was near Canady's Peak in this county. After serving in a Page county company during the civil war he left here about forty-five years ago following his trade of plasterer at various places. His first wife was a daughter of a Mr. Runner, of Ohio, who moved to that State from near Leaksville, this county. By this marriage there were left six sons, Everett, in Cumberland, Md., Ernest, of New York, Wylie, Asa, Frank and Herbert (now dead), and one daughter, Mrs. Oscar Dodson, of Sperryville. His second wife was Miss Woodward, of Rappahannock county and a large family of children is left by this marriage also. For fifteen years past Mr. Barham had resided with his children in Washington. His daughter, Mrs. Kate Dodson, of Sperryville attended the services?
Mrs. George Beahm
Page News & Courier, Friday 7 May 1915
DEATH OF MRS. GEORGE BEAHM
            Mrs. George Beahm, aged 88 years, died at her home six miles Northwest of Sperryville early last Monday morning from an attack of heart trouble. Mrs. Beahm had been unusually well up to within a few hours of her death. She was a member of the New School Baptist church and was a highly respected Christian lady. She is survived by her husband George Beahm now in his 90 year. Mrs. Beahm was the mother of fifteen children, twelve of whom are living. They are as follows: Booton Beahm of Kimball this county, Edward Beahm, of Washington D.C., John Beahm, of Fairfax, Peyton Beahm, of North Dakota, Morris Beahm, of California, Charles Beahm, of Kansas, Abram Beahm, of Ohio, Frank Beahm, of Harrisonburg, Mrs. Bud Baker, Mrs. Charles Fazier and Mrs. William Jenkins, of Rappahannock and Mrs. Jesse Baldwin of Culpeper. All of her daughters and Booton Edward and John Beahm attended the funeral which took place on Wednesday conducted by Eld. Lewis Hudson. Interment took place in the family graveyard.
            Amos Baker of near Stony Man and Early Baker, who has charge of the mail route from Kimball to Sperryville, grandson of the deceased also attended the funeral.
            Mrs. Beahm would have been married 69 years next September as stated elsewhere in this issue.                                                                                                  
Mrs Betty Jane Berry
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Mar 1918
DEATH OF MRS. BERRY
    Mrs. Betty Jane Berry, wife of William Berry, aged 66 years, 6 months and 7 days died at the home of her son, Louis Berry, near Spring Farm at 9:15 on Saturday night after an illness of several months, first brought on by a fall on the ice, which fractured her hip.
    The deceased had been a resident of the Mauck section until a year or rwo ago when she moved to the Dry Run section.
    Besides her husband she is survived by several children one of whom is Louis Berry. She had been a consistent member of the Christian church for many years.
    The funeral services were held at Bethlehem Christian church at 1 p.m., on Monday conducted by Rev. Warren Baldwin. Interment took place in the Ed Kiblinger graveyard.
John Berry
Page News & Courier, Friday 20 Feb 1914
Shenandoah
    John Berry, a retired carpenter of Elkton, died at his home Wednesday after a lingering illness of diabetes. Mr. Berry was a son of the late Henry Berry and was born near Elkton seventy years ago. His wife, who was before marriage, Miss Julia Kyger, ofage county died several years ago. For the last two years he was almost blind. Three sons, William, Luther and Fred Berry, of Elkton, and three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Walton and Miss Maude Berry, of Elkton and Mrs. Beatrice House, of Shenandoah City survive.
Mark Berry
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Feb 1918
Stanley
            Mark Berry died at the Alms House Saturday aged about eighty years. Mr. Berry was an old Confederate soldier. He served his country all through the war. It seemed a pity that he would have to die in the poor house.
Mrs. Martin Berry
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 May 1916
DEATH OF MRS. BERRY
            Mrs. Martin Berry, living on the Ridge above Marksville, aged 60 odd years, died last Monday from a stroke of paralysis which she suffered on Saturday before.
            She is survived by her aged husband, who is seriously ill, and five or six grown children.
            The deceased had been a member of the Disciples church for many years. The funeral was held on Tuesday.                                                                                                           
Newman Berry
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Apr 1913
            Newman Berry, a well known citizen living on the Madison side of the Blue Ridge near Dark Hollow, died last Saturday and was buried on Sunday. He was about fifty-five years old and leaves a family. Mr. Berry died from leaving the hospital too soon after an operation for hernia.                                                                                                   
Mrs. Elizabeth Blosser
Page News & Courier, Friday 13 Aug 1915
Death near Stanley
Mrs. Elizabeth Blosser, wife of Joseph Blosser, died at her husband’s home, near Stanley, on Wednesday, aged about 70 years. She had been in feeble health for a long time. Mrs. Blosser was a sister of Henry Painter of the Stanley neighborhood. She leaves a husband and a number of children, including Thomas, Ernest, Albert and David Blosser. The funeral takes place at the Adventist church, at 11 a.m., today.                                    
Joseph Blosser (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Jan 1917
DEATH OF JOSEPH BLOSSER
            Joseph Blosser, aged 61 years, a respected and well known citizen, of near Stanley, died suddenly on Dec. 26, at the home of his son Thomas Blosser, near New Market. Reports received here are to the effect that he dropped dead. Mr. Blooser had timber interests of some kind in the other valley. He is survived by a number of children including David, Earnest, Thomas and Ab Blosser and Mrs. Peter Painter. He was twice married his last nuptials having taken place about a month or two before his death. He belonged to the Adventists and was buried at the church of that denomination near Stanley on Dec. 28th. Eld. Hottel, of New Market, conducting the service.
Joseph Blosser (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Jan 1917
JOSEPH BLOSSER
     At half past eleven o'clock on Christmas, Monday night, Dec. 25, 1916, Mr. Joseph Blosser dropped dead whilst standing in the kitchen door at the home of his father-in-law Mr. F.F. Butler, a mile and a half east of New Market, Va. The deceased had been complaining more or less for the past two weeks of acute indigestion and heart trouble which finally caused his death...
     His remains were conveyed at 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 27th, to Stanley, Page county, Va. where his funeral was held at 11 o'clock the next morning, Elder R.D. Hottle officiating. The remains were accompanied across the mountain by his wife and his son Mr. Thomas Blosser and three grandsons. It will be recalled that Mr. Blosser and Miss Mary Frances Butler were married in this town on Nov. 29th,- less than a month ago. In the marriage license his age was given as 61 and the bride as 19 years old. Mr. Blosser came here from Page county several years ago. He is survived by three sons by his first marriage- Messrs. Thomas, David and Ab and one daughter Mrs. Peter Painter (Jennie).- Shenandoah Valley.
Timothy Blosser
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 Jan 1919
TIMOTHY BLOSSER
            Timothy Blosser died at his home in the "Piney Woods" section of this county, on Monday of this week, his death being due to pneumonia, following an attack of influenza. He was well known in his immediate section and was rather a familiar figure in Luray. He was thrice married, his first wife being a Miss Comer. By this marriage there were the following children: Mrs. Mary Rogers, Mrs. Bettie Rhinehart, Solon, David, Mayberry, Frank and Mahlon Blosser. His second wife was a daughter of Peter Painter, by this marriage there being one child, May Blosser. He was 67 years, 8 months and 24 days old.
Samuel Blosser (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Apr 1918
STANLEY
Deaths
            David Blosser, of Joseph, received a telegram that his son Samuel was hurt at the Eagle rock quarry Monday evening and before the father could reach the hospital the young man was dead. W.V. Petefish went for his body and they returned on Tuesday night.
Samuel Blosser (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Apr 1918
FATAL ACCIDENT
            Sam Blosser, aged about sixteen years, son of David Blosser, of Marksville district, living in the neighborhood of the Petefish Pond, was killed at Engle Station, W.Va., on Monday of this week... The young man was employed on a dinkey line at a rock quarry and was in charge of a mule. In some manner young Blosser failed to make the proper connection of a hook that was operating the machinery he was in charge of, the heavy truck striking him and running over his body. He was hurried to a hospital in that section, though he died while he was enroute... the interment will take place at the Adventist church near Stanley on Wednesday. The young man was a member of a large family and his mother is reported to be in a serious condition.
Rev. A. Poe Boude
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Dec 1919
STANLEY
Rev. A. Poe Boude Dead
            Rev. A. Poe Boude a prominent minister of the Baltimore conference of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, died last Saturday afternoon at his home at this place. He was eighty fuve years old, and had been ill less than two weeks... He was a native of Mount Clifton, Shenandoah county. He was twice married, and is survived by his second wife, who was Miss Ida Pendergast.
            Funeral services were held at 11 o'clock Saturday morning at the Methodist church at Stanley.
Lee B. Bowers
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Sep 1914
DEATH OF LEE B. BOWERS
            The death of Lee B. Bowers, who passed away at his home West of the River, half a mile from Rileyville at 11:45 o'clock on Saturday night... Mr. Bowers had been ill for more than nine weeks from typhoid...
            Mr. Bowers was thirty-two years of age. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac N. Bowers of near Long, and two sisters Mrs. John H. Graves of Marksville and Mrs. W.C. Hite, of Leaksville. He leaves a widow who was Miss Kate Short, daughter of John Short, of Alma and a daughter Linda Bowers and a son Lloyd Bowers, aged respectively about ten and eight years. Prior to the purchase of the A.B. Fleming farm near Rileyville five years ago, when he settled down to farming, he was a fireman on the Norfolk and Western Railroad...
            The remains of Mr. Bowers were taken to his old home near Long where the funeral services were conducted by Rev. M.A. Ashby and Eld. R.H. Pittman on Tuesday morning... He was buried on the I.N. Bowers place.
Ada Frances Bradley
Page News & Courier, Friday 31 Mar 1916
DEATH OF MRS. FRANK BRADLEY
            Mrs. Ada Frances Bradley, aged 27 years, 10 months and 18 days, beloved wife of Frank Bradley, of East Luray, died on Saturday, March 25th after about a year's illness with tuberculosis. Before marriage to Mr. Bradley about eight years ago, she was Miss Ada Frances Adkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Adkins, living on the Rappahannock side of the Ridge, at Thornton's Gap.
            ... a consistent member of the Lutheran church...
            Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Susie Virginia Bradley; her parents Mr. and Mrs. George W. Adkins, of Rappahannock and the following brothers and sisters: George, Clifford and Harry Adkins, Mrs. Mary Jane Dodson, Mrs. James Ramey, Mrs. Walter Adkins, all of Rappahannock, Mrs. Harvey Fox, of Prince William, Mrs. Grover Judd and Mrs. Charles Bowen, of Page.
            The funeral took place at Beahm's Chapel at 11 a.m., on Monday conducted by her pastor Rev. J.A. Huffard, assisted by Eld. J.M. Foster. Interment took place in the cemetery near the church...
Mrs. Deborah Olive Bradley
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Aug 1919
DEATH OF MRS. JOHN G. BRADLEY
            Mrs. Deborah Olive Bradley, wife of John G. Bradley, died at her home in the Ridge section, on Friday morning, August 15th, after an illness of several years. Mrs. Bradley was 47 years old and has been a life long residence of the Ridge section. She was a daughter of the late Capt. Frank Shenk, and is survived by her husband and the following children: Raymond, Leo, Cletus, Ralph, John and Bernard Bradley, Mrs. Ermon Fox, and Miss Thelma Shenk and two sisters, Mrs. B.W.F. Shenk, of near Kimball, and Mrs. Elder Wm. H. Bradley, of Kearneysville, W.Va... her funeral on Saturday attestd. For many years she had been a consistent member of Bethlehem Lutheran church. Her funeral was conducted by Rev. J.A. Huffard, D.D., of Luray, assisted by Eld. J.A. Racer, of the Brethren church. Interment at Beahm's Chapel cemetery.
Manuel Bradley
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Jan 1919
DEATH OF MANUEL BRADLEY
             Death has claimed another victim in the person of Manuel Bradley, son of J. Wm. Bradley, who died at his home on upper Pass Run, on Thursday afternoon at one o'clock...
            Mr. Bradley was about 33 years of age and leaves a wife, who was a Miss Ellis, daughter of Thomas Ells, and one infant daughter to mourn his untimely end... a consistent member of Morning Star Lutheran church for a number of years. Besides his wife and child he is survived by his parents and several brothers and sisters.           
Mrs. Peoria Bradley
Page News & Courier, Friday 21 Jan 1916
DEATH OF MRS. I.C. BRADLEY
      Mrs. Peoria Bradley, aged 42 years wife of I. Casper Bradley, died on Monday morning after a lingering illness with cancer.... About fifteen years ago her health begain to fail, but not until three years ago was her case considered serious...
        Before marriage Mrs. Bradley was Miss Peoria Freeze, daughter of John Freeze, deceased. Besides her husband, she is survived by three children: Amos and Misses Ruth and Mary Bradley, her mother, Mrs. Mary Freeze and three sisters, Mrs. John H. Heiston, Mrs. I.N. Dovel and Mrs. J.B. Lawler, all of Luray.
        The funeral services were held at the Lutheran church, of which the deceased had long been a consistent member at 2 p.m., on Wednesday conducted by her pastor, Rev. J.A. Huffard, assisted by Rev. W.H. Ballengee and Eld. R.H. Pittman. Interment took place in Green Hill cemetery.
William H.M. Bradley
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Apr 1915
Death of Former Page Resident
            William H.M. Bradley, aged 86 years, died at his home in Licking county, Ohio Apr 6th, Mr. Bradley was born in Page county, Aug. 20, 1828. He was an uncle of I.C. and Samuel Bradley of Luray. Mr. Bradley left this county for Licking county, Ohio, in 1856. Besides his widow he is survived by five children, three sons and two daughters.
            Among them is Mrs. Emma Skinner, who visited relatives in this county a few years ago. Mr. Bradley was married three times. His first wife was Miss Kite of Madison County. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Ritenour, of Newark and Mrs. E.E. Lees, of Newark.
            Mr. Bradley was a veteran of the Civil War, being a member of Co. F., First Regiment, U.S. Vol. Interment took place at Newark, Ohio.                                                  
Elton Breeden
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Oct 1918
STANLEY
Died
            Elton Breeden, a Baltimore and Ohio fireman for a number of years with headquaters in Brunswick, Md., came to his home near Marksville sick with Influenza a few days ago and grew worse Tuesday morning, when he died. He was about 30 years old. He leaves a wife and one child besides his father, Alenza Breeden and several brothers and sisters.
Ernest Breeden
Page News & Courier, Friday 7 Jan 1916
DIES FROM INJURIES
            Ernest Breeden, aged twenty years son of Early Breeden of Stanley, died at 5 o’clock Tuesday morning at the home of Moody Sowers, near Ashby station, from injuries suffered on Sunday night, when he fell in attempting to board a double header freight train on the Norfolk and Western Railway bound for Hagerstown, Md., from the south. The young man’s feet were cut off by the car wheels and he suffered other severe injuries.
            Young Breeden had been working on the farm of Mr. Sowers for some time past. He walked to White Post on Sunday evening and then back to Ashby Station. He had evidently made up his mind to go away, although so far as known he did not tell anyone where he intended to go.
            As the long train- a freight- passed the Ashby Station at a speed of about 35 miles an hour, Breeden sprang for a grab iron, but missed it and fell, his feet being cut off in an instant. His body fell clear of the track, and he rolled away from the roadbed.
            When found about daybreak Monday he was in an exhausted condition, but revived sufficiently to relate how the accident occurred.
            The remains were shipped to Stanley on Wednesday night and interment took place at 11 a.m., on Thursday near his former home.                                                            
James M. Breeden
Page News & Courier, Friday 21 May 1915
DEATH OF JAMES M. BREEDEN
            James M. Breeden, aged about 60 years a highly respected citizen of Shenandoah died on Tuesday in the Roanoke Hospital from injuries received while at work at Shenandoah the day previous.
            Mr. Breeden had been an employee of the N. & W. R.R. for many years and on account of his advanced age he had been given light work around the shops and yards at Shenandoah, About 10 a.m., on Monday he started to cross the turn table and in doing so slipped and fell striking his head and fracturing his skull from which he never regained consciousness... The remains of the deceased arrived at Shenandoah on Tuesday night.
            Mr. Breeden was a consistent Christian and a member of the United Brethren church for many years. He is survived by a widow and three sons, J. Vernon Breeden, of Roanoke, and D.B. and J.W. Breeden, of Shenandoah.
            The funeral took place on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the United Brethren church. Interment which took place in the Cemetery at the church was in charge of the Odd Fellows and Red Men, of both of which orders the deceased was a member.
John Breeden
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Jun 1914
SUDDEN DEATH
            John Breeden a deserving and law abiding citizen aged 69 years, who resided on the Rosser, Keyser and Bailey mountain place about two miles from Marksville died very suddenly last Sunday from an attack of heart trouble. Besides his widow he is survived by three sons and one daughter: “Bud” living at the home place, William of Madison county, Raymond, of Charlestown, W.Va., and Mrs. Mann Miller, of Page. The deceased was also a brother of Mrs. William H. Hurt, of Luray.
            The funeral which was held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, was conducted by Rev. E.W. Brubaker, of Stanley. Interment took place at the Ed Brumback place at Ida.                    
Mrs. Sallie Breeden
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 May 1917
STANLEY
            Mrs. Sallie Breeden, wife of Galen Breeden, of near Buracker Hollow, died of tuberculosis Friday at her home near Mauck, aged about 45 years. She is survived by her husband and a number of children. The funeral which took place Saturday at Bethlehem church was conducted by her pastor, Rev. Warren Baldwin.
Mrs. Thomas Breeden
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Oct 1918
DEATH OF MRS. BREEDEN
            Mrs. Thomas Breeden, aged about 28 years, died on Tuesday of this week at her home on the Ridge, five miles above Mauck, this county. Her death was due to consumption with which she had long been a sufferer. A husband and five small children survive her.
Mrs. Josephine Brown
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 May 1915
DEATH OF MRS. BROWN
            Mrs. Josephine Brown, wife of A.J. Brown, of Grove Hill, died Sunday morning, after a long illness, aged fifty four years. She was taken to the hospital a few weeks ago
But nothing could be done for her.
            The deceased was a daughter of Jefferson Propes and is survived by one brother Henry Propes, of Lamberts Point, and one sister Mrs. L.F. Brown, of Shenandoah. She leaves a sorrowing husband and six children, viz., Mrs. Lizzie Harlow, of Shenandoah, Valera, Martin, George, Josie, and Russell Brown, of Grove Hill. The funeral which took place at the church at Grove Hill, on Tuesday was conducted by Rev. M.A. Ashby.
            Mrs. Brown was a consistent member of the Christian church and was highly esteemed by all who knew her.                                                                                                
___ Broyles (son of Andrew)
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Jul 1917
DIED
            The seven year old son of Mrs. Andrew Broyles who resides at the home of her father James Buracker, near Ida, died at 6 a.m. on Wednesday after only thirty six hours illness with an unknown disease. The mother and two other children survive. Interment took place the same afternoon.
Mrs. Clay Bundy
Page Courier, Friday 6 Dec 1918
LOCALS
            The wife of Clay Bundy, colored, died at her home in West Luray on Tuesday, at an advanced age.
William Bundy
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Oct 1917
Locals
            William Bundy, of Blainesville died last Saturday and was buried Monday.
Edward M. Buracker
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Jan 1919
E.M. BURACKER IS DEAD
            In the death of Edward M. Buracker, in Baltimore, on Tuesday night, Luray lost a son who reflected honor on the place of his birth.... he was born in the old homestead on the corner of Main and Hawksville street 65 years ago. His early life was spent here, though he had been living in Baltimore for a long time... For many years he had been associated with the well known firm of Rouse, Hempstone & Co.... He is survived by a widow and four children- Edward, a civil engineer who is in the U.S. Navy; Walter, Miss Ruth Buracker, and Mrs. William Nicholson, the latter living in Baltimore. Only two sisters- Mrs. Lena Weaver, of Luray, and Mrs. Flora Buracker, of Baltimore, survive him. The funeral was conducted from his late home in Baltimore on Friday of this week.
            Many facts of interest regarding Mr. Buracker are given in the following articel from yesterday's Baltimore Sun:
            "Edward M. Buracker, vice-president of Rouse, Hempstone & Co. Inc., died yesterday morning at his home 2800 North Calvert street, from apoplexy after a prolonged illness.
            "Mr. Buracker was born September 13, 1853, at Luray, Page county, Va., and was the son of Samuel and Caroline Buracker. He came to Baltimore about 45 years ago and entered the employ of the Shipe-Cloud Company, wholesalers of dry goods and notions. Later he accepted a position with Rouse, Hempstone & Co. and served in many capacities. When the firm was incorporated some months ago, he was made vice-president.
            ... fishing and duck shooting being his favorite diversions. He was a member of the Baltimore Country Club, the Baltimore Whist Club and the Pond Point Duck Club. He was also a member of Beauseant Commandery, Knights Templar and of Boumi Temple, Mystic Shriners.
            "He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Cornelia Buracker, who before marriage, was Miss Cornelia Manning, of Middleburg, N.Y.; two sons, Edward Manning Buracker, who is now in the navy and stationed at the naval base at Norfolk and Walter H. Buracker; two daughters, Mrs. William G. Nicholson and Miss Ruth Buracker, and two sisters, Mrs. Flora C. Biedler and Mrs. Lena Weaver, of Luray, Va.
            "The funeral will take place from the home tommorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The services will be conducted by Rev. Dr. William C. Bitting, of First Bapist church, St. Louis, Mo. a life long friend of Mr. Buracker. Burial will be in Druid Ridge Cemetery.
Mrs. Elizabeth Buracker
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Jan 1915
Aged Lady Dies
            Mrs. Elizabeth Buracker, widow of Martin Buracker died at her home near Ida on Dec. 31st, her decease being due to causes incident to old age. She lacked a month of being 86 years of age. Mrs. Buracker was the last survivor of a very long-lived family, all of whom died at an age exceeding 80 as follows: Perry Broyles, age 89, G.W. Broyles, age 86, A.J. Broyles, age 82, and John Broyles, of Madison county age 82. She leaves the following children; Jacob, James, William and Miss Victoria Buracker and Mrs. Charles Jenkins, all of Page and Mrs. Dave Nichols, of Madison. Mrs. Buracker belonged to the Methodist church and was highly respected.                                                                        
Miss Fannie Almond Buracker
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Jan 1918
MISS FANNIE BURACKER
            Miss Fannie Almond Buracker, died at her home, the old Buracker homestead, last Wednesday morning at eight o'clock, at the advanced age of 77. She had been in feeble health for some years but seemed better this winter than usual. About a week ago grip attacked her developing into slight pneumonia which she was unable to withstand. Her funeral will be conducted from the residence this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. G.F. Cook and Rev. Churchill Gibson officiating. Interment in Green Hill cemetery.
            Miss Fannie was the oldest child of the late Samuel Buracker and Caroline Rhodes Buracker, hacing been born October 4, 1841. She had two brothers and five sisters. One brother, Mr. Edward Buracker, of Baltimore and two sisters, Mrs. Flora Biedler of Baltimore and Mrs. Lena Weaver, of Luray and a number of nieces and nephews to whom she was almost a grandmother survive her.
            ... About twenty years ago she became a member of the Main Street Baptist church under the ministry of Rev. G.S. Kennard...
Harry Buracker & Andrew William Jenkins
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Nov 1917
TWO KILLED BY TRAIN
            Harry Buracker, aged about 30 years and Andrew William Jenkins, aged 21 years, were found lying dead beside the N. & W. track about 100 yards West of the Overhead bridge near Spring Farm about 6 a.m., on Wednesday morning by William Porter and daughter who reside near the Dry Run bridge and who were on the way to their employment at Mrs. Frank Strickler's. Porter did not see the bodies until he had gottenm very close as it was just begining to break day. They immediately notified some of the residents of the neighborhood who went to the scene and made an examination. Coroner Hammer, Commonwealth's Attorney Keyser, Sheriff Sedwick and others arrived at the scene about 7:30 after an examination a Coroner's Jury was summoned, which adjourned to await the identification of the bodies.
            ... J.A. Beach, Mail Carrier on Route No. 4, identified the bodies as those of Buracker and Jenkins, both of the Ida section.
            Buracker and Jenkins left their homes at Ida about 8 p.m., on Tuesday to come to Luray, and thence to Maryland to shuck corn. They were in Luray for several hours and were at the passenger station until nearly 2 a.m. L.B. Berry watchman at the tannery saw two men filling the same description going North on the railroad at 1:58 a.m...
            At the point where the bodies were found there is a steep grade and it is presumed the men stopped there to await a Northbound freight and while awaithing sat down on the end of the ties and fell asleep. No. 1 is a South bound passenger train, due at Luray at 3:58 a.m., is supposed to hit them while asleep.
            ...
            ...
            Harry Buracker was a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Buracker, of Ida... He is survived by a wife and one son. His wife before marriage was Miss Lizzie Buracker, of Ida. He is also survived by his parents, one sister, Mrs. Frank Middleton, of Luray, and five brothers: Edward Buracker, who enlisted at Luray in the Second Virginia Infantry, Harrison Buracker, who was drafted in the new army and is now at Camp Lee and Keller Andrew and Lester Buracker at home.
            Andrew William Jenkins was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Jenkins, of Ida, and is survived by one child, one brother, Mutie, now at Camp Lee and one sister, Mrs. Peter Cave, of East Luray.
            ... He was drafted in the new Army and had been stationed at Camp Lee. He came home on Nov. 14th on a three day furlough and failed to return and had been reported as away without leave of absence. On Saturday he was in Luray wearing his uniform and when killed had on his military underwear and army shoes.
            Harry Buracker was buried at the home place at 12 o'clock on Thursday. Jenkins was buried on the old George Bailey place at 2p.m., Thursday, Eld. Walter Strickler conducting both services.
Mrs. Margaret Buracker (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 7 Feb 1913
Died
            Mrs. Margaret Buracker, widow of Presley Buracker died at her home two miles above Mauck, on Tuesday, aged about seventy years. Her health had been feeble for some time. Her husband died four or five years ago. The surviving children are William and Flibert Buracker and Mrs. William Jenkins. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church. Interment on Monday in the family burying ground.                              
Mrs. Margaret Buracker (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Feb 1913
Mauck
            Mrs. Margaret Buracker departed this life Feb. 1st, 1913, aged 77 years. She leaves five living children, a number of grandchildren and a large number of friends to mourn her loss. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. T.W. Cave, pastor of the M.E. Church…                                                                                                                     
Hamilton V. Burner
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 Aug 1917
DEATH OF H.V. BURNER
    Hamilton V. Burner, an aged resident of Luray, died at noon on Tuesday aged 78 years. Death was due to a form of stomach trouble from which he had been confined to his bed for two weeks. He had been almost helpless for several years on account of losing a foot from gangrene. Mr. Burner was a Confederate soldier... He leaves a widow who was a sister of William H. Price deceased of the White House; four sons, William I., John, David and Chalres Burner, all of Page, but the last named, and three daughters, all married and living in Hagerstown.
    The funeral and interment took place at Leaksville church on Wednesday, Rev. George F. Cook, conducting the services.
Mrs. Elizabeth Bywaters
Page News & Courier, Friday 7 Feb 1919
DEATH OF MRS. BYWATERS
            Mrs. Elizabeth Bywaters, aged 54 years, 1 month and two days, died at her home near Fairview, two miles east of Luray, last Saturday. Mrs. Bywaters was a victim of pneumonia, which followed an attack of the flu, and lived only a short time after contracting pneumonia... Mrs. Bywaters is survived by the following children Frank Bywaters, of Fairplay, Md., Kirby, John, Elmer and Calvin, of this place, and Misses Della and Lillian, at home, and Mrs. Samuel Mauck, of Luray, Mrs. Bywaters was a daughter of the late Jacob Gochenour, of this county. The interment took place at Mount Zion on Sunday, the services being conducted by Elders Foster and Spitler.
Michael Callory
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Oct 1918
MIKE CALLORY DEAD
            Michael Callory died at his home in Shenandoah on Wednesday morning. He had been sick only a few days, his death being due to pneumonia, following an attack of Spanish influenza. A widow and two children survive him.
___ Campbell (child of David)
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Nov 1918
Stanley
            David Campbell, of Cubbage Hollow lost a two year old child on Wednesday, October 23rd with influenza.
Mrs. Charles Campbell
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Feb 1916
Shenandoah
            Mrs. Sis Campbell, widow of Charles Campbell, died near Grove Hill yesterday, aged about fifty. Funeral by Rev. M.A. Ashby today.                                                       
John Campbell
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Mar 1915
Stanley
Death of John Campbell
            John Campbell, visited in Stanley Saturday and on his way home he fell on the railroad near Wm. P. Donovan’s and was carried to the house where he expired in a short while, supposed from heart disease or apoplexy. He was buried at Sandy Glaze near the Ochre Bank Monday afternoon. John was about 60 years old.                                         
Mrs. Rosa E. Campbell
Page News & Courier, Friday 29 Aug 1919
DEATH AT BLAINESVILLE
    Mrs. Rosa E. Campbell, wife of Frank Campbell, died at her home near Blainesville on Saturday, Aug. 23, after a brief illness. She was a member of Mt. Zion Dunkard church and her funeral was held from her late home on Sunday Eld. D.N. Spitler officiating. Interment in the family burying ground nearby.
Ruby Campbell
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Apr 1919
DEATH OF LITTLE GIRL
            Ruby, six year old daughter of Eld. and Mrs. Arthur Campbell, of near the Caverns, died at an early hour on Tuesday morning. The little one had only been ill several days and the immediate cause of her death was membraneous croup. Funeral services were held at Beahm's Chapel on Thursday, Eld. J.E. Lee officiating. Interment in the Beahm's Chapel cemetery.
Mrs. Sarah Campbell (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Jan 1918
DEATH OF MRS. CAMPBELL
      Mrs. George Campbell, aged 55 years, died at the home of her son, Trent Campbell, with whom she resided, on Wednesday, December 26. Her husband George Campbell died some years ago. The deceased resided near Newport for many years, moving to Oak Hill about a year ago.
       The funeral services were held at Battle Creek church on Friday, conducted by Rev. C.G. Myers. Interment took place in the Ambrose Rhinehart graveyard.
Mrs. Sarah Campbell (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Jan 1918
IN MEMORY OF MRS. CAMPBELL
  Mrs. Sarah Campbell, wife of Geo Campbell, died Wednesday morning, December 26, 1917, aged about 55 years. She was a great sufferer for the past year, though her health had been bad for many years. She leaves a husband George Campbell and four sons to mourn her loss. They are David Campbell, a B. & O. fireman, of New Castle, Pa., Daisy, Perry and Trent Campbell, of Oak Hill, this county. She was a consistent member of the Faith Healer church for many years. The deceased resided near Newport for many years, moving to Oak Hill about a year ago. The funeral services were held at Battle Creek school house on Friday, conducted by Rev. C.G. Myers. Interment took place in the Ambrose Rinehart graveyard.
Walter Campbell
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Nov 1918
WALTER CAMPBELL KILLED IN FRANCE
            Mr. and Mrs. John W. Campbell, living in the Intersection, West of the River, in this county, on Saturday received a cablegram from government sources to the effct that their son Corporal Walter E. Campbell, of Company C. 313th Infantry, 79th Division, American Expeditionary Forces had been killed in action in France on September 30th. Furher details are lacking.
            ... twenty-three years of age. He served in the Marines one year and ten months and was in the landing at Vera Cruz during the Mexican trouble. Buying his release from the service in the Marines; he returned to civil life, and was in the employ of the Western Maryland railroad when he was selected for service and sent to Camp Meade near Baltimore, on the 5th of May, 1918. On July 5ht he sailed for France.
            Corporal Campbell is survived by his parents, one brother, Irvin Campbell and one sister, Miss Mary Campbell. His mother before marriage was Miss Kate Burns, of near the White House. He recently wrote home that there was but one Virginian in his company in addition to himself, the man referred to being Neal Long, son of the late James H. Long, of Marksville, this county.
Charles I. Cave
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 Mar 1917
DEATH OF CHARLES I. CAVE
            Charles I. Cave, of Wilmington, Del. aged about 48 years, who was employed as a guard by the Artillery Fuse Co, died suddenly on Wednesday from uraemic poisoning after six hours illness. His health had been previously good.
            Mr. Cave was a son of Irvin Cave, of Marksville, this county, and a brother of D.M. Cave, of Pottsville, Pa, Ferd, of Page, Hunter and Ed of Delaware, Frank Cave, of Philadelphia, Mrs. Flora Offenbacker and Mrs. Sallie Gray, of West Virginia, Mrs. Bettie Seal, of Furnace, Va., and Miss Annie Cave, of Marksville. He is survived by a widow who was a daughter of Frank Short, deceased, and by one son and three daughters. The remains were brought to Stanley for interment last night, accompanied by Hunter, Ed., D.M., and Herbert Cave.
Frank P. Cave
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Nov 1918
STANLEY
Died
            Frank P. Cave, son of Irvin Cave, deceased, died in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, November 14th, aged 38 years and 6 months. He was brought to his old home South of Marksville and buried Saturday, November 16th. He was unmarried. He leaves several brothers and sisters. This is the second of the Cave brothers to die in Wilmington, in the past year, both were employed by the Artillery Fuse Co.
Fred Cave
Page News & Courier, Friday 30 Nov 1917
BURNED TO DEATH
            Fred Cave, aged 18 years, son of Mass Cave of Page was burned to death at Nokesville soon after midnight on last Sunday morning.
            Young Cave with a son of Jake Jenkins, of this county was working at Nokesville and were living in a one room building near Frank Foster's. Some friends had been with the young men in the early part of the night, Cave and Jenkins retiring about ten p.m. Shortly after midnight they were aroused, almost suffocated. Jenkins reached the door and opened it closely followed by Cave, who started out, but fell backwards in the burning building. His remains were not recovered until the building was entirely destroyed.
            The deceased is survived by his parents and several sisters and brothers, among them are: Mrs. John Cave, of Kimball, Lem Cave, of Cavetown, Ray Cave, of Nokesville and several others at home.
            The remains were brought to Luray on Monday night. The funeral was held at Mt. Zion Brethren church at 11 a.m., on Tuesday conducted by Elder Walter Strickler. Interment took place in the church cemetery.
Emory Cave
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Nov 1911
Emory Cave Killed
            Emory Cave, aged about 38, son of Perry Cave, of Pine Grove Hollow near Marksville, was run over by a train at Cumberland, Md., on Wednesday morning, November 1st, shortly after midnight. When he was found he was still alive and was taken to the Western Maryland Hospital. He was able to give his named and residence. He told the hospital people to telegraph his brother, I.H. Cave at Stanley, Va., which was done.
            Mr. Cave’s legs were crushed off. He had been working at lumbering in the vicinity of Hambleton, W.Va., and stopped at Cumberland en route home. He had his baggage checked and had purchased a ticket to Shenandoah Junction, where he would take a Norfolk and Western train for his home. How he had ever gotten away from the railway station and on to the tracks at the William street crossing is not known. He had about $75 in money and a watch, which were not disturbed.
            I. Herbet Cave of the faculty of the Stanley High School, on receiving the telegram announcing that his brother was injured went to Cumberland and brought the body home.
            The funeral which took place on Sunday was very largely attended Elder Walter Strickler, of Luray, conducted the services. The remain were interred near the home of Perry Cave, father of the deceased.
            Emory Cave is survived by his father and mother and the following brothers and sisters: Delbert and I.H. Cave, Mrs. Reuben Jenkins, Mrs. Charles Comer and Mrs. Clyde Owns. He was industrious and well thought of.                                                                       
Rev. Henry A. Cave
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Oct 1914
DEATH OF LOCAL PREACHER
            Rev. Henry Cave, aged about 60 years, a highly respected citizen living on the Ridge above Marksville died on Wednesday or last week after a short illness. Mr. Cave was a member of the Methodist church and had been doing local preaching in the Ridge. Besides his widow he is survived by the following children: Ashby and Thomas Cave, Mrs. John Weakley and Mrs, “Clack” Cave.
            Interment took place on Friday in the graveyard near his home.                              
Hubert Cave
Page News & Courier, Friday 21 May 1915
DEATH OF HUBERT CAVE
            Hubert Cave, of Fort Meyer, Md., formerly of Marksville, this county, died of dropsy on Wednesday, aged about fifty years. He had served in the army a number of years and was in the Spanish-American war. His health broke down afterwards and he retired on a pension. Until his health became too poor for him to work he was a barber at Fort Meyer where he resided with his family. A widow, who was not from this county, survives him with a number of children, some of whom are grown.
            The deceased was a brother I. Ferd Cave, of Kimball, Frank Cave, of Prince William, Hunter Cave, of Stanley, Mrs. Erasmus Gray and Mrs. Eldon Offenbacker, of Martinsburg, and Mrs. Sam Seal of Jollett. His aged father and mother, Mr. and Mr. Irvin Cave are also living near Marksville.                                                                                     
J. Blanche Cave
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 May 1917
DEATH OF MISS CAVE
            Miss J. Blanche Cave, age 34 years, daughter of Mrs. Andrew Cave of near Cavetown, died on Sunday.
            The deceased had been an invalid all her life and with her mother resided at the old home place, now owned by D.H. Parlett.
            She is survived by her mother, one sister, Mrs. D.H. Parlett and the following brothers, Jacob, David, Will and Hubert Cave.
            The funeral was held at Mt. Zion Dunkard church at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, conducted by Eld. Walter Strickler. Interment took place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Oscar Cave
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Apr 1916
Death of Mrs. Cave
            Mrs. Oscar Cave, aged 17 years, a beloved young woman died at her home at Alma, on Monday after a six weeks illness with typhoid pneumonia. Before her marriage last February she was a Miss Painter, daughter of Mrs. Elenor Painter.
            Besides her husband she is survived by her mother and the following brothers and sisters: Ernest Painter, of Rappahannock; Charles Painter, of Hagerstown, Md.; Mrs. Wm. Aleshire, of Ohio; Harvey and John Painter, Mrs. Mamie Freeze and Mrs. Mary Comer, all of Page.
            The funeral was held at the Old School Baptist church at 3 p.m., on Wednesday, conducted by Eld. J. B. Jenkins. Interment took place in the Painter graveyard.                    
Return A. Cave (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Jan 1916
DEATH OF R.A. CAVE
            Return A. Cave, of near Mauck, died on Friday morning, aged 74 years. He had been feeble for some time. He was a son of Rev. Jack Cave, deceased, and a brother of Justice of the Peace John Henry Cave, Mrs. William Wolfersberger and Mrs. Tom Pendergast, all of the Stanley neighborhood. His wife who has been dead for a number of years was a Miss Bailey. Surviving him are the following children: Gilbert W. Cave, an insurance man, of Washington, D.C., George Cave, of Mauck and Daniel Cave of Mississippi.
            Gilbert Cave, of Washington, attended his father’s funeral. The services which took place on Sunday were conducted by Rev. L.L. Lowance of the Methodist church, South. Mr. Cave was in comfortable circumstances, and a very intelligent kind hearted man.                                                                                                                                      
Return A. Cave (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Jan 1916
STANLEY
            Return A. Cave died at his home near Mauck, on last Friday morning. He had been paralyzed some months ago and has not been very well since. He was 73 years, 8 months and 19 days of age. He was a quiet citizen well informed on most any subject…
            His funeral was preached at Bethlehem church by Rev. L.L. Lowance of the M.E. church South and his remains were laid beside his wife in the old Fink’s graveyard near his home.                                                                                                                                  
Mrs. Sarah A. Cave (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Feb 1916
DEATH OF MRS. IRVIN CAVE
            Mrs. Sarah A. Cave, wife of W.J.I. Cave, of near Marksville, died Feb. 17, aged 71 years, 10 months and 12 days. She had long been in feeble health.
            Mrs. Cave’s maiden name was Parks. She and Mr. Cave, who survives her were married 54 years, and to them were born 15 children. Of these 10 are living, viz: Charles Cave, Mrs. Sam Seal, Mrs. Erasmus Gray, Mrs. Offenbacker and Miss Annie Cave, of near Marksville, Edward Cave, of Martinsburg, W.Va., Daniel, Hunter and Frank Cave, of Wilmington, Del., and Ferd Cave, of Kimball, Va. She also leaves 39 grand children. She was a devoted wife and mother. Her last words were “I am going where my mother is. Glord be to God on high.” Her funeral was conducted at her late home by Eld. Arthur W. Campbell.                                                                                                                                 
Mrs. Sarah A. Cave (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 Apr 1916
IN MEMORY
            Of my dear mother Sarah A. Cave, who departed this life Feb. 17, 1916, aged 71 years, 10 months and 13 days. Before marriage her maiden name was Midleton.                    
W.J. Irvin Cave
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 May 1917
DEATH OF IRVIN CAVE
            W.J. Irvin Cave, ex-Confederate soldier, aged 79 years died at his home near Stanley on Tuesday, after an illness of several months from a general break down due to old age.
            ... He was born and raised in this county... He has been a member of the Episcopal church for the past few years.
            His wife preceded him to the grave about eighteen months ago.
            The deceased is survived by the following children:
            D.M. Cave, of Pottsville, Pa., Ferd of Page, Hunter and Ed, of Delaware, Frank Cave, of Philadelphia, Mrs. Flora Offenbacker and Mrs. Sallie Gray, of West Virginia, Mrs. Bettie Seal, of Furnace, Va., and Miss Annie Cave, of Marksville.
            The funeral services were held from his late home at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Interment took place in the cemetery nearby.
            The services were conducted by Eld. A.W. Campbell.
Mrs. Elizabeth Chadduck
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Jan 1918
DEATH OF MRS. CHADDUCK
            Mrs. Eliza Chadduck, aged 69 years, died at her home near Vaughn Summit, on Sunday night after a long illness with dropsy. The deceased had been for a number of years a member of the Methodist church... Before marriage she was a Miss Kibler, daughter of William Kibler.
            The deceased is survived by four children: William Chadduck, Mrs. Dee Kibler and Misses Lottie and Mattie Chadduck. She is also survived by the following brothers and one sister: J.S. Kibler and Mrs. Jennie Brunk of Springfield and William Kibler of Stanley.
            The funeral services were held at her home Tuesday at 2 p.m., conducted by Eld. A.W. Campbell. Interment took place in the John Kibler graveyard on the place now owned by John W. Foley.
Mrs. Mary E. Chrisman
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Feb 1916
COMPTON
            Mrs. Mary E. beloved wife of John Chrisman died at her home at Bentonville Sunday morning, Feb. 13, 1916, aged 60 years, 9 months and 20 days. Mrs. Chrisman had been an invalid for 9 years, though she could sit up in a chair, for the past week she was much worse and continued so until the end came. She leaves to mourn her loss, a husband and the following children: Mrs. J.W. Deavers, of Browntown, Warren county, Va., Mrs. Thomas Rose, of Upperville, Fauquier county, Va., Mrs. Edward Alger of Compton, Misses Mattie, Ella, Laura, Nettie and David at home. Mrs. Chrisman was a member of the Brethren church for the past 17 years. Funeral by her pastor, Rev. Joseph Foster, of Luray, at her late home Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. Interment in the Begerly grave yard at Browntown.                                                                                                   
Mrs. Victoria Chrisman
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Mar 1913
Died
            Mrs. Victoria Chrisman, wife of Thomas Chrisman, died at the home of her parents, Emanuel Gray and wife near Marksville, on Sunday night, aged about forty years. Death was due to stomach trouble from which she had been a sufferer a long time. Hospital treatment was resorted to unsuccessfully in her case. Several weeks ago she was brought home from Martinsburg, where she resided, to the old home near Marksville. She leaves a husband, several children, a father and mother and a number of brothers and sisters. The funeral which took place on Tuesday, was conducted by Elder Walter Strickler the remains being interred in the home graveyard.                                                     
Lewis Clem
Page News & Courier, Friday 29 Oct 1915
DEATH OF LEWIS CLEM
            Lewis Clem, of Shenandoah county died of paralysis at 2 o’clock p.m., yesterday at the home of his son, Joseph W. Clem, in Luray, aged 83 years. He suffered a stroke of paralysis directly after he got out of bed Monday morning. Previous to this illness Mr. Clem’s health had been excellent for one of his years.
            The deceased was born in the Fort in Shenandoah county. His wife who was a Miss Marston of the same county has been dead twenty-one years. In recent years he has usually resided with his nephew, George Clem at Bowman’s Crossing, Shenandoah county. He leaves one brother, Jacob B. Clem, of Lantz Mill, Shenandoah county, and the following children: George Clem and Mrs. Fannie Cullers of Charlestown, W.Va., Joseph W. Clem, of Luray, Jacob Clem, of Westernport, Md., Philip Clem, of Culpeper, and Mrs. Robert Rodgers, of Leaksville this county… The funeral will take place in the Fort Saturday.                                                                                                                           
Mrs. James Harvey Coffman
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Apr 1913
Died Last Night
            Mrs. James Harvey Coffman, of Stanley, died about 9:30 o’clock last night. She was totally paralyzed and had been in feeble health for several years. Her daughters Mrs. B.C. Strickler and Mrs. George W. Moore were with her when the end came, as well as her other children in the county.                                                                                     
Reuben Young Coffman
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Aug 1917
DEATH OF R.Y. COFFMAN
     Reuben Young Coffman, a brother of the late James Harvey Coffman, died Monday at his home at Valley Forge, Pa., after a year's illness, aged about seventy-one years. Mr. Coffman spent last summer with relatives in Page leaving here in September for home to undergo treatment for a form of throat trouble which ultimately resulted in his death.
     The deceased was a native of Page county and left here for the North in 1861. His first wife was Miss Catherine Short, a sister of George W. Short, deceased, of Stanley. After her death he married a Pennsylvania lady who survives him. He had fifteen children, a number of whom are dead, and none of whom are known to our people except Mrs. Gilbert L. Coffman of Stanley. He leaves one brother, Jacob H. Coffman of Philadelphia.
     The deceased was a contractor and builder... a consistent member of the Baptist church...
Mrs. "Dade" Comer
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Jun 1918
Shenandoah
            Mrs. "Dade" Comer, widow of  "Colonel" Comer, residing in the Comertown neighborhood died the first of last week... Her husband was a well known Confederate veteran. The couple are survived by four married daughters including Mrs. Ed Price and Mrs. Noah Grimsley, Rev. M.A. Ashby conducted the funeral.
Miss Elizabeth Catherine Comer
Page News & Courier, Friday 30 Apr 1915
SHENANDOAH
            Miss Elizabeth Catherine Comer, who was born near Grove Hill, in 1854, died at her home in New Market on the 15th of this month. She was one of four children all dead now but an aged sister, Miss Mary Ann Comer, of New Market. Miss Comer’s death was due to grip and succeeding complications. On the death of Jacob Comer in 1865 his widow and children moved to New Market where they have since resided.                                 
George W. Comer (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Aug 1916
DEATH OF GEORGE W. COMER
            George W. Comer, of near Shenandoah, one of the most valued and popular citizens of his neighborhood died on Sunday morning, after a long illness from a complication of diseases. His condition had been very critical to the last few weeks and his death was looked for. There survive Mr. Comer his widow who was Miss Susie Merica and six sons and two daughters as follows: Kirby, Millard and Tollis Comer, Mrs. Nettie Harris and Mrs. Nannie Monger, of the Shenandoah neighborhood, Thos. And Carlus Comer, of Washington, D.C., and William Comer, of Staunton, Va, He also leaves the following brothers and sisters: Phillip M., Samuel, John H., James, Isaac N., Jacob F. and Andrew J. Comer, Mrs. Frank McAllister, Mrs. Massie Hinton and Mrs. Martin Lucas, all of Page. Mr. Comer was about sixty years old. He was a consistent member of the Christian church. The funeral took place at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning.                  
George W. Comer (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Aug 1916
A GOOD CITIZEN GONE
            George Comer, one of the best citizens of Shenandoah Iron Works District, died July 30th at 1:50 a.m. He was 60 years, 8 months and 4 days old, and death was due to nerve paralysis. He complained for about four weeks before taking to his bed, his sickness lasting seven weeks. He was a consistent member of the Christian Church. He leaves a wife and eight children, six boys and two girls: Kirby living near home, Thos. And William in Baltimore, Charles and Millard in Washington, Mrs. Ernest Monger, of near Elkton, and Mrs. John Harris, of Shenandoah, George T. being the only child at home. Mr. Comer lived at the old home of his sister-in-law Miss Ellen Merica, near Shenandoah…                                                                                                                                   
Mrs. Henrietta Comer
Page News & Courier, Friday 20 Oct 1916
Shenandoah
            Mrs. Henrietta Comer, wife of William (“Merle”) Comer, of Peedee, died on Wednesday aged about 65 years. She was a Miss Powell before marriage. She is survived by her husband, who is critically ill at this time and the following children John, Stewart, and Misses Mabel and Maggie and Mary Comer and Mrs. James Brown. Funeral at the M.E. Church today.                                                                                                                
Col. James Comer (of Adam)
Page News & Courier, Friday 21 Apr 1916
DEATH OF JAMES COMER
            (Col.) James Comer, of Adam, aged 76 years, 9 months and 9 days died at his home near Comer church, a few miles from Shenandoah, at 11 p.m., on Sunday night after a lingering illness with consumption of the bowels.
            Mr. Comer was a respected and law abiding citizen. Physically he had been a powerful man up to several years ago when his health began to fail. He was a Confederate soldier, serving in Co. H. 33d Virginia Infantry for four years. Before the railroad was built through this county he was a boatsman on the Shenandoah River, steering many tons of pig iron and farm products on the old flat boats down the Shenandoah river to Harper’s Ferry from which point it was hauled by canal to Alexandria and Washington.
            The deceased is survived by a widow and four daughters: Mrs. Jno. Yager, Mrs. William Grimsley, Mrs. Ed Price and Mrs. Noah Grimsley, all of the immediate section in which the deceased lived and one sister Miss Nancy Comer. He is also survived by 48 grandchildren and 5 great grand children.
            The funeral was held at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, conducted by Rev. M.A. Ashby. Interment in the McAlister grave yard near Comer church.                                                          
James Lewis Comer
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Mar 1913
Death of Infant
            Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Comer, of near Spring Farm, on last Wednesday, lost their infant son, James Lewis Comer, aged 2 months and 2 days. Death was due to bronchial pneumonia and followed an illness of about a week. The chapel was conducted at Beahm’s Chapel yesterday by Elds. George Painter and Abram Racer and the remains laid to rest in the new cemetery at the church…                                                                   
Mrs. Jennie Comer
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Sep 1920
Shenandoah
            Mrs. Jennie Comer, wife of Hiram Comer, of Naked Creek was found dead in bed several days ago. The deceased was a daughter of Commodore Turner, deceased. She is survived by her husband and several children, one of whom is Mrs. James Orye, of Shenandoah.
Kathleen Comer
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 Jan 1919
DEATH OF A LITTLE GIRL
            Kathleen Comer, the 3 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Comer, died at the home of her parents in East Luray on Tuesday night, her death being reported due to pneumonia. She had been in ill health for sometime... The funeral services were conducted at Beahm's Chapel on Thursday by Elder Joseph Foster, the interment taking place in the cemetery near by.
Nancy Comer
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Jul 1919
HONEYVILLE
            Mrs. Nancy Comer died on Tuesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo L. Dovel in Harrisonburg where she had made her home for a number of years. Death was due to a complication of diseases, Mrs. Comer was seventy-five years of age and was the last surviving member of her family. She was a daughter of late Adam Comer, and had been a member of the Christian church since childhood. Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dovel Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock...
Nathan Comer
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Nov 1918
DEATH OF CHILD
            Nathan, three year old son of Will Comer, died at the residence of his father, in the south-eastern suburbs of Luray on Wednesday, with influenza followed by pneumonia. Burial at Mt. Zion cemetery, three miles South of Luray on Thursday.
Mrs. Susie A. Comer
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Oct 1920
DEATH OF MRS. COMER
            Mrs. Susie A. Comer, wife of Andrew J. Comer, died at her home near Stony Man, this county, on Tuesday afternoon about six o'clock, following a protracted illness of a complication of diseases. She had been to several hospitals seeking relief from these ailments on several occasions... Mrs. Comr was a daughter of the late Isaac Hoak, of this county.... The deceased had been a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, near Stony Man for a long time. Burial took place at Mt. Zion Dunkard church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the services having been conducted by Rev. P.L. Snapp of the Lutheran church. The deceased was 63 years, 5 months and 24 days of age. She is survived by the following children, in addition to her husband: Misses Bessie and Carrie Comer, at home; Mrs. Eugene Weaver, living on the home place; Mrs. Mary Kluxen, Philadelphia, and Ashby Comer, living in the west...
Mrs. Emma Corbin
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Feb 1915
DEATH OF MRS. W.H. CORBIN
            Mrs. Emma Corbin, aged 63 years, wife of W.H. Corbin, (better known as Willie Wiggins) died at her home at Hamburg this county, last Sunday morning about 10 o’clock. Mrs. Corbin has been in declining health from tuberculosis for ten or twelve years, though she was apparently in her usual health and was able to attend to her house hold duties until about a week before her death. Before marriage she was Miss Emma Comer, daughter of Samuel Comer, deceased, of the Ida section, October 21, 1875, she was married to Mr. Corbin since which time the couple have resided at Hamburg.
            Besides her husband she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Joseph Cave, of this county and one brother, John W. Comer, of Holt county, Mo.
            … She was widely known throughout the county and in Luray where for a number of years she has supplied a large number of customers with fruits and vegetables. Her funeral was conducted by Rev. R.T. Strickler and was held in the Mill Creek Old School Baptist church at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Interment taking place in the Brubaker graveyard at the White House.                                                                                              
Andrew Jackson Croft
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Oct 1917
DEATH OF A.J. CROFT
       Andrew Jackson Croft, aged 78 years, 7 months and 4 days, died Monday, October 16th after only two weeks illness... On October 6th he suffered a stroke of paralysis from which he never rallied. He had been a life long resident of Ingham and was a Confederate soldier serving in the 10th Va. Inft.
        The deceased is survived by a wife and six children: three sons and three daughters, two of whom are by a former marriage and are grown.
        The funeral was held at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, conducted by Rev. C.J. Gibson. Interment took place in the graveyard near his home.
__ Cubbage (Child of Beauregard Cubbage)
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Jul 1914
DEATH OF INFANT
            The three-weeks old child of Beauregard Cubbage, living in the Mann Cubbage Hollow, died on last Monday morning after an illness of whooping cough. The funeral took place on Wednesday at 11 a.m.                                                                                        
Mrs. J.H. Cubbage
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Nov 1918
STANLEY
Deaths
            Mrs. J.H. Cubbage who lived with her daughter Mrs. Marvin Good, South of Stanley, died Friday and was buried Saturday near her old home in Cubbage Hollow. She was about 75 years old and was a member of the Dunkard church.
Joseph Cubbage
Page News & Courier, Friday 21 Jun 1918
DEATH OF JOSEPH CUBBAGE
            Joseph Cubbage, aged eighty-six years, died at the home of Mrs. Griffin, in Shenandoah Saturday night after a long period of feeble health. He had no children but leaves an aged and blind widow, and a brother J.H. Cubbage. The funeral which took place at Leak's Chapel on Monday was conducted by Eld. Walter Strickler, of the Brethren church to which the deceased had belonged for thirty-five or forty years.
Miss Maggie Cubbage
Page News & Courier, Friday 20 Nov 1914
Stanley
Jacob Cubbage’s daughter Maggie died and was buried Sunday. She was been sick for some time.                                                                                                                                  
Owen Cubbage
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Oct 1918
DEATH OF OWEN CUBBAGE
            Owen Cubbage, aged about 18 years, died at the home of his father Beauregard Cubbage, in Cubbage Hollow, above Marksville, on Saturday. His death was due to Spanish influenza. He was buried on Sunday near his home.
Sallie Cubbage
Page News & Courier, Friday 31 Aug 1917
Stanley
     W.V. Petefish buried a very old lady in Cubbage Hollow, Aug. 22, 1917 aged 101 years, 1 month and 29 days. She was born in Madison County in what was known as the Free State on June 20th, 1816, when they left that place she was 14 years old. They cleared a small piece of land and built a log hut and lived at the same place all the rest of her life. She remembered well the great meteor shower when so many people thought the world was coming to the end and she retained her eye sight. Her name was Sallie Cubbage, she had two children: one son and one daughter 18 grand children and 35 great grand children and one sister, 98 years old.         NOVUS HOMO.
Mrs. Sallie Ann Cubbage (wife of George)
Page News & Courier, Friday 21 Jun 1918
STANLEY
Died
            Mrs. Sallie Ann Cubbage, wife of George Cubbage, who has been at the hospital for some time died June 12th. Her remains were brought by W.V. Petefish and buried about three miles South of Stanley. Her age was 42 years. She leaves no children.
James Davis
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Jul 1916
DEATH OF FORMER CITIZEN OF FURNACE NO. 2
            James Davis, a well known farmer and Confederate veteran, died suddenly at his home two and one-half miles east of Elkton at 7 o’clock Tuesday morning. Heart failure was the cause of death.
            Mr. Davis was seventy-five years old, was a very highly-respected citizen and enjoyed a wide acquaintance. His wife was Miss Sarah Cave.
            Mr. Davis is survived by his wife and ten children, Artie, Robert and Ernest Davis, of Furnace; Thomas Davis, of Swift Run; Mrs. Wilmer Skelton, of near Hagerstown, Md., Mrs. Arthur Plum and Mrs. George Downey, of Elkton, Mrs. Lee Morris Mrs. Thomas Monger and Mrs. William Shifflett, all of Furnace.                                 
Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Davis
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Jul 1919
Shenandoah
            Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Davis died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Luther K. Seekford on Naked Creek on Monday, after an illness of several years with cancer. She was about 75 years of age and is survived by a number of children.
John W. Deavers
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Aug 1914
DEATH OF JOHN W. DEAVERS
            John W. Deavers, of near Rileyville, (better known as “Big John Deavers”) died of cancer on Monday after an illness of about a year. Mr. Deavers was a good citizen and had been thrifty. He owned a farm of about 100 acres at Mountain View. He was twice married, his first wife having been a daughter of Aptil Rickard, and his last wife, who survives him, was a Miss Jewell. He also leaves several children. Interment on Tuesday.        
Joel Decker
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Mar 1916
DEATH OF JOEL DECKER
            Joel T. Decker, a highly respected citizen died at his home at Leaksville, Tuesday at 1:20 o'clock p.m., death being due to heart trouble. His health had been failing rapidly for the last six months and his death had been looked for the past few days.
            He was 73 years, 3 months and 11 days old. Mr. Decker was a member of the Leaksville Christian church...
            He was a Confederate soldier having been a member of Co. K. 10th Va., Infantry.
            The deceased is survived by a widow who was a daughter of Thomas Higgs, deceased, one daughter Mrs. W.J. Rodgers and one son Thomas Decker, both of this county, and the following grandchildren, Misses Elsie and Evyline Decker, Myron and Lounna Decker, Mrs. Kirby Bradley, of Leaksville and Mrs. Vernon Moyer, of Luray.
            The funeral was held Thursday at the Leaksville Christian church, conducted by Revs. Monroe Strickler and R.L. Williamson, of Luray, after which the remains were interred in the Leaksville cemetery.
Mrs. Sarah Jane Decker
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Feb 1918
Death of Mrs. Joel Decker
            Mrs. Sarah Jane Decker, aged 76 years, 5 months and 14 days, widow of Joel Decker, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Rodgers, in East Luray on last Saturday at 11 p.m., after an illness due to a complication of diseases.
            ... until recently resided at Leaksville. Before marriage she was a Miss Higgs, daughter of Thomas Higgs, deceased.
            Mrs. Decker is survived by two children, Mrs. William Rodgers, of Luray, and Thomas Decker, of Leaksville.
            She had for sixty years been a consistent member of the Christian church and was one of the charter members of the Leaksville church.
            The funeral services were held from the Rodgers home on Monday, conducted by Rev. Earp. Interment taking place at Leaksville.
Jackson Deering
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Jan 1916
            Jackson Deering, residing on Naked Creek, near Furnace No. 2, died on Wednesday in his 70th year. His decease was due to pneumonia with which he was taken Thursday on last week. He leaves a widow who was a Miss Smith, of Furnace and three sons William and Clinton Deering of Naked Creek, and James C. Deering of Clifton Forge.                                                                                                                                     
Mrs. Fannie Dinges
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 May 1914
SUDDEN DEATH
            Mrs. Fannie Dinges, wife of Lester Dinges, residing on S.H. Modesitt’s place on Mill Creek, died very suddenly of heart failure about 1 o’clock yesterday morning, aged 27 years. She did a large amount of washing and other work on Wednesday and was stricken during the night, dying a few moments after a physician reached her. Her health had not been as good as usual for several months and she had had several attacks but her condition was not regarded as critical or even serious and her death was a great shock. Her husband and a bright little girl Eva aged eight or ten years survive her. Mrs. Dinges was a daughter of John M. Painter, of Stanley, and a granddaughter of Peter Painter of John of Stanley. Five brothers and three sisters survive her, this number including James, Marvin and Lester Painter, Mrs. Luther Sours and Mrs. David Wilson. Mrs. Dinges was highly esteemed by all who knew her. Her funeral which will take place at the Leaksville church at 3 p.m., today will be conducted by Eld. John B. Jenkins.                                              
John Pierce Dinges
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Aug 1918
DEATH OF JOHN P. DINGES
            John Pierce Dinges died at his home near Petefish's Pond in Marksville district, about noon last Saturday. He had been in failing health for about one year, though he suffered a stroke of paralysis several days ago. From the effects of this he never rallied, gradually growing worse until his death. His funeral was conducted at his late home on Monday, the burial taking place in the Adventust graveyard near Stanley... his funeral services, conducted by Elder John B. Jenkins, of the Old School Baptist church and Rev. Jack Painter of the Adventist church. His surviving sisters and brothers are Mrs. Casper Price, near Big Spring; Mrs. Elanora Rothgeb, in Luray; Mrs. D.A. Rothgeb, of Leaksville; George Dinges, of Jefferson county, W.Va. He was a brother of William Dinges who died on the Massanutton Mountain several years ago and Thomas Dinges, who was killed by lightning on P.P. Long's farm about two years ago. A widow and the following children survive him: Mrs. D.B. Printz, Luray; Edward and Ernest Dinges, near Leaksville; Everett, at home; Harry near Petefish's Pond; Reg, of Pennsylvania and Fred at the head of Mill Creek.
Moses Dinges
Page News & Courier, Friday 7 Feb 1919
MOSES DINGES DEAD
     Moses Dinges, whom the Strasburg News says was born at Stanley, this county, in 1848, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Habron in Shenandoah county last week. He was found dead in bed. His wife, who was Miss Eliza Shipe before marriage, preceded him to the grave about 12 years. It is presumed that Mr. Dinges was born in the Stanley neighborhood, as that flourishing town could scarcely have been on the map in 1848.
Oscar Dinges
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Sep 1917
            Oscar Dinges, of near Charlestown, W.Va., son of George Dinges of near Summit Point, W.Va. was killed on Thursday of last week by being struck by a motor cycle or automobile. The deceased married a daughter of John D. Sours of Hagerstown, formerly of this county. His father was a brother of Mrs. Button Rothgeb, of Luray. The funeral took place last Saturday.
Pauline Marye Dinges
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Nov 1918
LEAKSVILLE
            Pauline Marye Dinges year old daughter of Fred Dinges, died Sunday, November 3rd and was buried in the Smith cemetery near Mill Creek the following day. The cause of the little girl's death was pneumonia following an attack of influenza.
Thomas Dinges
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 Jun 1916
KILLED BY LIGHTNING
            Thomas Dinges, aged about 39 years, a respected citizen of the Massanutton section met a sudden death on last Friday evening by being struck by lightning while plowing corn on the Philip Long farm in Massanutton where he was employed.
            At the time a storm was approaching, but the sun was still shining. He had taken shelter under a tree it was presumed awaiting the outcome of the storm. The team (two fine horses) with which he was plowing as well as a young colt were killed.
            Besides his widow who was a daughter of Noah Good, he is survived by one married daughter, Mrs. Annie Rhinehart, and seven other children, most of which were small and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. William Rothgeb, Mrs. D.A. Rothgeb, Mrs. Casper Price of this county, George Dinges, of Charlestown, W.Va. and John Dinges, who was last heard from in the West.
            The funeral was held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, at the Alma church. Interment taking place in the graveyard at the church.                                                                                         
Joseph Martin Dodson
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Feb 1915
DIED
            Joseph Martin Dodson, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dodson departed this life, Feb. 9, 1915, aged 13 years and 10 days. He leaves four sisters and one brother. Mrs. Mamie McGoldrick and Miss Lelia Dodson, both of Charlestown, W.Va., Gilbert Dodson, of Florida, and Misses Emma and Pearl at home…                                                             
Keiffer Dodson
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Feb 1918
Soldier Dies at Camp Greene
            Keiffer Dodson, son of John L. Dodson, of Rappahannock county, died at Camp Green, N.C., on January 28th with pneumonia, aged 25 years.
            The deceased was drafted in the National Army from Rappahannock county and for a time was stationed at Camp Lee...
            He is survived by his parents, three brothers and seven sisters: Franklin, Joseph and Clarence Dodson, Mrs. Man Atkins, Mrs. Jeremiah Atkins, Mrs. Albert Clark, Mrs. Oscar Ramey and Mrs. W.F. Pulliam, all of Rappahannock and Mrs. F.W. Dodson, of Clarke county and Mrs. Grover Adkins, of Warren county.
            The remains were brought to his home on the East side of the Blue Ridge and interred in the family graveyard near his father's home.
Mrs. Matilda Dodson & Mrs. John H. Bolen
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Apr 1918
            Mrs. Matilda Dodson, mother of Mrs. D.G.W. Bolen, of Luray and Mrs. John H. Bolen, mother of Albert Bolen, the Kimball nursery man, both died last week near Sperryville. Mrs. Dodson who was a Miss Woodward before marriage was seventy-seven years old and leaves six children. She was sick for some time with dropsy and during the last weeks of her illness was nursed by her daughter from Luray. Mr. Bolen and children attended the funeral which was held Wednesday of last week... Mrs. John H. Bolen, who was a widow, was eighty-five years old, leaves eight children. The funeral was attended by Albert Bolen and son, of Kimball. Her death occurred at the old home on the side of the Blue Ridge four and a half miles from Sperryville.
Albert Dofflemoyer
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Dec 1911
Death Near Ingham
            Albert Dofflemoyer, a good citizen residing in Crooked Run Hollow, near Ingham, died of stomach trouble on Monday, aged about fifty-seven. Except for erysipelas from which he had suffered for fifteen or twenty years his health had been good until about two weeks ago when he came home sick from Martinsburg where he was employed. Mr. Dofflemoyer is survived by a widow who was a Miss Douglas, of Greene county and three daughters and four sons.                                                            
Mrs. Matilda Jane Dofflemoyer
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Aug 1916
DEATH OF MRS. DOFFLEMOYER
            Mrs. Matilda Jane Dofflemoyer, aged 84 years, 8 months and 10 d. widow of Rev. William Dofflemoyer, died at her home in Leaksville on Monday after a lingering illness of a complication of diseases due to old age.
            … She had been a consistent member of the Christian church for more than fifty years. Before marriage she was Miss Elizabeth Shotwell.
            She is survived by four children, two sons and two daughters: Hiram Dofflemoyer, of Page, David Dofflemoyer, of Gordonsville and Mrs. D.J. Higgs and Miss Beckie Dofflemoyer, of this county.
            The funeral services were conducted at the Christian church at Leaksville by her pastor, Rev. R.L. Williamson at 3 p.m., on Tuesday. Interment took place in the church cemetery.                                                                                                                            
___ Dorrough (child of James)
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Nov 1918
SHENANDOAH
            James Dorrough, of near Ingham lost a four year old child on last Monday from influenza.
Mrs. Jane Dovel
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Oct 1918
DEATH OF MRS. GEO. E. DOVEL
            Mrs. Jane Dovel, widow of Geo. Dovel, died at the home of her son Alfred Dovel, in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sunday, September 30th, at the advanced age of 88 years. Her body was brought to Shenandoah on Tuesday for burial, interment in the old Dovel graveyard, west of Shenandoah, near the Stover place. Her funeral was conducted by Rev. M.A. Ashby of the Lutheran church, of which she had been a consistent member for a number of years. She is survived by one other son, besides the one previosuly mentioned, George Henry Dovel, of Harriston, Va. Up to about 12 years ago Mrs. Dovel had lived near Shenandoah at which time she went to Brooklyn where she had since resided with her son...
Peter S. Dovel
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Nov 1919
DEATH OF PETER S. DOVEL
            Peter S. Dovel, a well known old Confederate soldier, died suddenly on Sunday night at the home of his son Benton Dovel near Ingham, with whom he resided. While he had been feeble for years from the effects of old age and wounds received during the war, he had not been ill... Mr. Dovel had reached the age of 92 years. He leaves three sons, Benton and William, of this county, and another son living in the far west. The funeral which took place at Leak's Chapel on Tuesday was conducted by the Brethren.
            Mr. Dovel was a gallant member of Capt. George Summers company of cavalry during the civil war. While in the line of duty he was desperately wounded and crippled for life.
Mrs. Sarah Jane Dovel
Page News & Courier, Friday 16 Jun 1916
DEATH OF MRS. DOVEL
            Mrs. Sarah Jane Dovel, aged 75 years, died last Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John B. Jenkins, residing on the Lee Long farm, near Alma, from an attck of heart trouble with which she had been sick only about a week. Mrs. Dovel has been residing with her children and had been at the Jenkins home for several months prior to her death.
            Mrs. Dovel was the last member of her father's family. She was a sister of Captain George Summers, who was killed at the close of the War between the States. Her husband, David F. Dovel, died eight years ago.
            ... She has been a consistent member of the Old School Baptist church for about 35 years.
            Surviving her are four sons, W.E. and George E. Dovel, of Ashby, Frederick county, Fred Dovel, of Stephens City, Frank L. Dovel, of Harrisonburg; and three daughters, Mrs. W.E. Deal, of Elkton; Mrs. J.B. Gochenour and Mrs. John B. Jenkins of Page, and one half sister, Mrs. Jack Kite, of Harrisonburg.
            The funeral was held at the Alma Lutheran church on Tuesday, conducted by Eld. Reuben Strickler. Interment took place in the Alma cemetery.
Michael Downey
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 April 1916
DEATH OF M. DOWNEY
            Michael, aged about 85 years a respected citizen, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Newton Foltz, on the Rockingham side of the River near Shenandoah on Wednesday from the infirmities due to old age.
            Mr. Downey had been married four times, all four wives preceeded him to the grave. He is survived by a large number of children, four of whom are Mrs. Newton Foltz, of Rockingham, Mrs. Ada Rothgeb, and Charles and W.H. Downey, of Shenandoah.
            The remains were taken to the home of Mrs. Rothgeb on Tuesday evening from which place the funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m., this afternoon. Interment will take place in the Huffman graveyard near Shenandoah.                                                                
Herbert Duncan
Page News & Courier, Friday 6 Aug 1915
Sudden Death of Child
            Herbert Duncan, aged 10 years son of Charles Duncan residing at the Intersection at the foot of the Massanutton mountain died suddenly of throat trouble Friday morning. The child had been sick several days and was taken to a physician at New Market on Thursday. At three o’clock the next morning the little fellow got up to put out a dog and said he was better. An hour later his father got up and was horrified to find that the boy was dead. Herbert was buried at the Alger graveyard near Newport on Saturday. The funeral will be preached at Battle Creek school house Sunday morning at 11 o’clock.
Alfred H. Dwyer
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Apr 1919
            Alfred H. Dwyer, age 87 years, 6 months and 12 days, died at his home one half mile East of Spion Kop, on the Blue Ridge, on Tuesday, March 25th. He married a daughter of the late Peter Judd, of this county and is survived by his widow, six children and a number of great grandchildren. His funeral was conducted by Eld. J.H. Racer, of Luray.
John W. Echard
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Jan 1915
DEATH OF JOHN W. ECHARD
            John W. Echard a highly respected citizen living near Stony Man, died at 3 o’clock Wednesday evening after a short illness, lasting only a few days. He was a hard working and industrious man… He lacked four days of being 66 years old.
            Mr. Echard died childless, but leaves a widow who was a Miss Petty, of the Marksville neighborhood, Jacob P. Echard, of near Stony Man, was his only brother and there survive four sisters, viz; Mrs. Sarah Gochenour, Mrs. Jacob F. Aleshire and Miss Bettie Echard, all of this county. Mr. Echard belonged to the Lutheran church for years. His funeral took place at Mt. Calvary church yesterday was conducted by Rev. P.L. Snapp.                                                                                                                                             
Mrs. Lydia Echard
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Aug 1917
DEATH OF MRS. JOHN ECHARD
            Mrs. Lydia Echard widow of John W. Echard, died of cancer at 11:20 p.m., Wednesday aged about 70 years. She had been in failing health for three years past... a member of the Methodist church. She was a daughter of William Pettit, deceased, of Pine Grove, and leaves one sister, Mrs. John Miller, of near Stony Man, and two brothers, William and Charles Pettit, of Ashland, Ill. No children are left. The funeral and interment took place at Mt. Calvary church at 4 p.m., yesterday, Rev. P.L. Snapp conducting the services.
Mrs. Martha Edwards (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Jan 1917
Died
          Mrs. Martha Edwardsm widow of J.F. Edwards, of East Luray, died at 6 o'clock this morning, of pneumonia, aged 78 years. She leaves three sons, William R., David J. and John F. Edwards, all of Luray. Services at the house at 4 p.m. this (Friday) evening, conducted by her pastor Rev. Geo. F. Cook. Burial at Cedar Grove church, near New Market on Saturday.
Mrs. Martha Edwards (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Jan 1917
DEATH OF MRS. EDWARDS
            Mrs. Martha Edwards aged 78 years, died Friday, Jan. 19th after a week's illness with pneumonia, preceded by declining health for several years.
            The deceased who was Miss Martha Knott was born in Madison county and came to his county to reside on the Chapman farm when sixteen years of age. In early life she was married to John F. Edwards, who preceded her to the grave about 40 years. After marriage she resided in Shenandoah county for many years, moving back to this county about twenty years ago, The deceased had been a consistent member of Main Street Baptist church for many years...
            She is survived by three sons: W.R., David J., and Jno. F. Edwards, all of Luray.
            Funeral services were held at her last home in East Luray at 4 p.m., last Friday, conducted by Rev. Geo. F. Cook, pastor of Main Street Baptist church. Interment took place at Cedar Grove church in Shenandoah county on Saturday evening...
Mrs. Ella Emerson
Page News & Courier, Friday 9 May 1919
DEATH OF MRS. EMERSON
            Mrs. Ella Emerson, wife of Chas. B. Emerson, died at her home near Ida, this county on last Friday morning at 10 o'clock, after several months illness, originating with a severe attack of influenza last winter, from which she never fully regained her health, though the immediate cause of her death was pneumonia. Mrs. Emerson was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Woodward of the Ida section, and is mourned by a wide circle of relatives and friends... a consistent member of Grace Lutheran church since early girlhood, besides her husband and six children she is survived by the following brothers and sisters: W.L., J.L., Charles, Hubert, Kirby and Harvey Woodward, all of this county, Harry Woodward and Mrs. Roy Strawderman, of Nokesville, Homer Woodward, of West Virginia, Mrs. J.H. Cave, Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Hubert Cave and Mrs. B.R. Nichols, of near Ida.
            Her funeral was held at her late home on Sunday afternoon, her pastor, Rev. P.L. Snapp, officiating. Interment in the family graveyard.