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PAGE NEWS & COURIER OBITUARIES 1913-1919 Part 4

Mr. Lovy Printz (I)

Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Mar 1915
Stanley
We head this (Monday) morning that Mr. Lovy Printz died Sunday on his son’s farm just West of Stanley.                                                                                                                     
Lovy Printz (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Mar 1915
...illegible... a highly respected fomer citizen of Luray, died on Sunday morning at the farm of his son Raymond Printz, near Stanley. The deceased had been in failing health for three or four months, his ailment being dropsy. He was the son of Leonard Printz, deceased and was born near Stony Man 61 years ago. Some years back Mr. Printz was employed in the shipyards but more recently he had lived at Luray. About six months ago he moved to near Stanley...
            He is survived by three sons, two residing in this county and one at Lestershire, N.Y., and by one daughter, Mrs. W.W. Copenhaver, of Winchester. He also leaves three brothers and two sisters, viz; L. Hiram Printz, of San Antonio, Tex, Francis M. Printz, of Springfield, O., Charles H. Printz and Miss Mollie Printz, of Stony Man, this county and Mrs. Pamily J. Warren, of Baltimore... the funeral which was conducted by Rev. Warren Baldwin at Antioch Christian church near Luray Wednesday morning, the remains being interred in the Antioch Cemetery.
Martin G. Printz
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Sep 1911
Death of M.G. Printz
            Martin G. Printz, an industrious and respected citizen, living just south of Luray, died yesterday morning just a little after midnight, aged seventy-two years. His final and fatal illness lasted about two weeks, but was preceded by years of poor health. Death was due to kidney trouble.
            Mr. Printz leaves two brothers, Abram and Joseph, of this county. A widow who was a Miss Shaffer survives him, with four sons, Luther, Omer and Amiss, of near Luray, and Herbert Printz, of New York State.
            The deceased served in Co. K., 10th Va. Regiment. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. The funeral which is set for 10 o’clock this morning, will be conducted by Rev. L.P. Snapp.                                                                                                                
Mrs. Nancy Printz
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Feb 1913
Death of Page’s Oldest Resident
            Mrs. Nancy Printz, widow of the late Leonard Printz, died at her home one mile Southeast of Stony Man, this county, at half past five o’clock Wednesday evening. Has she lived until the 3d of next April she would have been ninety-eight years of age.
            Mrs. Printz who had previously been fairly well and possessed of good sight and hearing and a clear mind, was paralyzed eight days before her death, pneumonia afterwards developing. She was conscious until the day of her death recognizing those about her and understanding what they said though unable to speak herself.
            The deceased had friends of all ages by reason of her cheerful, sympathetic helpful nature… She was not content to give up the world and became a recluse, as old age grew upon her but never lost her habits of industry or ceased in her active care and solicitude for family… A member of the Disciples church from early years…
            Mrs. Printz was a Miss Seal, of Madison county, changing her residence to Page county in early years. About 1842 she became the wife of Leonard Printz, a fine specimen of the virtues, industry and thrift of the German stock of Page county, who died in 1895 at the age of 82, after more than fifty years of congenial and happy married life. They lived at the present homestead near Stony Man since 1859. They reared a large family of children of whom the following survive: L. Hiram Printz, of San Antonio, Tex., Mrs. Pamily Warren, of Baltimore, Md., L.C. Printz, Charles H. Printz and Miss Mollie Printz, of Page county, Va., and Francis M. Printz, of Springfield, O…
            Mrs. Printz’s funeral will be held at Antioch church at 11 a.m. Saturday, Rev. Warren Baldwin conducting the services. Interment at the church.                                    
Mrs. Sam Printz
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 Aug 1918
FATAL EFFECTS OF POISON
            The remains of Mrs. Sam Printz were brought to Stanley for burial one day this week. Her death was due to a dose of poison taken in that city. The remains were accompanied to Stanley by Mr. Printz, his mother and brothers. Mrs. Printz was a daughter of Frank Jenkins, of Hagerstown. She died last Sunday morning. Mrs. Printz was 38 years of age and is survived by a husband and four children. The burial took place at the Adventist Church near Stanley on Monday.
Mrs. Julia A. Propes
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Mar 1913
Death of Mrs. Propes
            Mrs. Julia A. Propes, widow of Peachy H. Propes, who at the time of his death seven years ago lived on the Dayton pike two miles south of Harrisonburg, died yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the home of her son-in-law, George M. Silman, near the Ashby monument. Mrs. Propes had been ill with pneumonia only four days having been stricken while on a visit to her daughter.
            Mrs. Propes was born in Page county and would have been 77 years of age had she survived until tomorrow. She was a daughter of the late Capt. David Strickler, for many years a well known resident of Page county.
            The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from the church of the Brethren at Bridgewater. Interment will be in the cemetery nearby.
            Mrs. Propes is survived by six daughters: Mrs. George M. Silman, near Harrisonburg, Mrs. W. Cline, of Staunton, Mrs. Nanie Long, of Mt. Solon, Mrs. Scott Brown, of Riverton, Mrs. S.A. Shaver of Frederick, Md., and Mrs. Weller Head, of Albemarle county, and two sons, Peyton, of Mound City, Mp., and David Propes of California. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. John Callery, of Shenandoah City, and three brothers, Martin Strickler, of Luray, Harrison Strickler, of Gordonsville, and Hiram Strickler, of Kansas.
            Since her girlhood, Mrs. Propes had been a faithful member of the church of the Brethren- Rockingham Record.                                                                                              
Mrs. Amanda Purdham (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Aug 1917
Stanley
  Mrs. Amanda Purdham, wife of Samuel Purdham, died Saturday morning and was buired in the home graveyard Monday morning, aged 55 years, 10 months and 2 days. The funeral was preached at the residence by her pastor Rev. L.L. Lowance of the M.E. Church South. She leaves two sons, Hubert and David Purdham, of Stanley, and two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Aleshire, and Mrs. G.H. Foltz, one sister Mrs. Kate Gray, all of Stanley and a brother some where in the west. She was a consistent member of the M.E. church south for a number of years.
Mrs. Amanda Purdham (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Aug 1917
STANLEY
Death of Mrs. Purdham
            Mrs. Amanda Susan Purdham, wife, of Samuel Purdham, of near Stanley, died on Saturday July 28, after a long and painful illness, and was buried Monday the 30th. Surviving her, are her husband, two sons, two daughters, one brother, one sister, and a number of grandchildren and other relatives. Her age was 58 years and 10 months. She was married 41 years ago, and was for over 30 years a consistent and active member of the Methodist Church... She was buried in the family graveyard just in the rear of her late home, Rev. L.L. Lowance conducting the service...
Ashby Lee Purdham (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Mar 1917
KILLED AT SHENANDOAH
            Ashby Lee Purdham, aged 31 years, 8 months and 19 days was killed on the yard at Shenandoah last Friday while working with the wrecking crew loading trucks on a flat car. Mr. Purdham had been with the crew only a few days, having been transferred from other work. The derrick was lifting a car truck and Mr. Purdham had his hand on the truck, stepping backward as the truck was swinging foward the car on which it was to be loaded. A fellow workman called to him to "get out", but the warning must have been too late as he was caught between the car and truck suffering internal injuries from which he died in 40 minutes...
            He is survived by his aged father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Purdham, of Stanley, two brothers, Martin Purdham, of Shenandoah, and William Purdham, of Stanley and several sisters.
            Funeral services were held at Graves Chapel at Marksville last Sunday conducted by Rev. L.L. Lowance.
Ashby Lee Purdham (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Mar 1917
STANLEY
            Ashby Lee Purdham, son of Thomas Purdham, Esq., was killed at Shenandoah last Friday afternoon while working on the work train. They were loading car wheels and one caught hime against a car, mashing him. He lived only a short while after the accident. He was brought to his home near Marksville and buried at Graves Chapel cemetery Sunday afternoon. Preaching by Rev. L.L. Lowance. He was 31 years, 8 months and 19 days of age. He leaves an aged father and mother, two brothers, Martin of Shenandoah and William of Stanley and several sisters to mourn his loss. He was a quiet young man and the main support of his parents.
Homer Charles Purdham
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Aug 1919
DEATH OF INFANT
            Homer Charles, three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Purdham, of Hagerstown, died at the home of its grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Purdham, one mile southeast of Luray on Wednesday afternoon after a short illness with pneumonia. The parents of the little boy had been visiting at that place for a week or more and the little fellow was only sick for a few days. The body was shipped to Hagerstown for burial on Thursday.
Jacob G. Purdham
Page News & Courier, Friday 30 Oct 1914
HORRIBLE DEATH
            On last Saturday night Jacob G. Purdham, of Stanley, aged about 38 years, met with a most horrible death by being killed by a freight train on the railroad yards near the tannery at Luray.
            Mr. Purdham and his family had come to Luray in the morning to attend the School Day Rally held that day, expecting to return on the passenger train leaving here at 8:25 p.m.
            Upon hearing that the passenger train was more than an hour late he left his family at the depot, telling them that he would catch the extra freight due here at 7:30, and go on home and feed the stock, which had not been fed since morning. The double header freight stopped at the north end of the tanner and uncoupled the engines which went to the water tanks to take water, and it is presumed that he was run over by the engines while they were returning to get the train.
            Edward Price, who lives in East Luray, was near the scene at the time and reports seeing a man running down the track in front of the engines when they were on the return trip from the tank. After the engines passed, Mr. Price presumed that the man had gotten on the train and did not know for some time after that he was witnessing such a horrible tragedy.
            It is the supposition that Mr. Purdham heard the engines returning and was running to get to the train before it started, not knowing that he was on the main track.
            If such was the case not only the engines but the entire train passed over him after he was killed.
            A few moments after the train had passed Alma Offenbacker and small sister, who were going from their home to the depot saw the form of a man lying in the center of the track and reported the matter to several parties at the Main street crossing Watchman J.S. Shenk and others went to the scene and found the mangled body, which was soon after identified by one of the unfortunate man's sons...
Lillian Purdham
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Jan 1918
Stanley
            Lillian the five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Purdham, who lives 1 1-2 miles North of Stanley was burned last Wednesday by her clothes catching fire from an open Franklin stove. She was a great sufferer until relieved by death Saturday morning. She was buried in the Samuel Purdham burying ground near their home.
Mrs. Nancy Virginia Purdham
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Mar 1915
DEATH OF MRS. PURDHAM
            Mrs. Nancy Virginia Purdham, widow of Jeremiah Purdham, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John D. Racer, east of Luray, on Sunday afternoon, aged 63 years, 8 months and 20 days. She had been in failing health for a number of years and had been a great sufferer from rheumatism.
            Mrs. Purdham was a daughter of Daniel Burns, dec’d., of this county. She has two sons in the West, and one daughter, Mrs. Racer, of Luray, and is also survived by a number of step childrenm one of whom is Elder B.F. Purdham, of Stanley.
            At the age of eighteen Mrs. Purdham became a member of the Disciples church of which she remained a communicant until her death…
            The funeral which took place on Tuesday, at Grave’s Chapel, was conducted by Rev. Warren Baldwin, of Shenandoah City, assisted by Revs. J.R. Brown and A.P. Boude, interment taking place at Graves’ Chapel.                                                                   
Ross Laverne Purdham
Page News & Courier, Friday 27 Aug 1920
DEATH OF AN EX-SOLDIER
            Ross Laverne, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Purdham, was born near Clyde, O., on December 5, 1889, departed this life from the Franklin county Sanatorium, Columbus, Ohio, July 12, 1920, aged 30 years, 7 months and 7 days. On January 12, 1918 he was united to Miss Delcie Bingham of Bellevue. To this union was born one son.
            With the exception of three years spent on a Western Ranch near Portland, Oregon, Ross spent his young life in and near Clyde, working for a number of years for the Universal Paper Product Co... When our country was caught in the great world conflict a few years ago Ross felt the call of duty to his country and answered first at Toledo, in November, 1917, again at Fremont the first of May, 1918, but as the recruiting offices were closed he had to wait for the draft which came May 25, 1918... after three months training at West Point he went across to France and there gave six months faithful and heroic service as auto mechanic, being advanced to the rank of Wagoner, coming back to Camp Sherman from where he received his honorable discharge on February 20, 1919..... He leaves to mourn his early departure a wife, an infant son, a father, mother, three sisters, Mrs. D.E. Shell, of Galion, Ohio; Mrs. Howard Hauk, of Clyde, and Mrs. Homer Arnold, of Greenspring, O., one brother, Lee residing near the old home with many other friends and relatives...
Eld. A.J. Racer
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Feb 1918
DEATH OF ELD. RACER
            Eld. A.J. Racer, Sr., aged 87 years died at his home near Carl's Chapel, in the Kimball section at 2 p.m., on Thursday after a number of years failing health, due to old age.
            Eld. Racer was born May 17th, 1830. On December 30, 1850 he married Miss Frances E. Heiston, who preceded him to the grave about 19 years. Eld. Racer was the last member of a family of 8 children, seven of whom lived to a very old age. He entered the ministry in 1878 and continued to preach until the failure of his health compelled him to retire some two or three years ago...
            The deceased is survived by seven children as follows: Eld. J.A. Racer, Jre., J.H. Racer, William Lee Racer, Mrs. Mary F. Kibler, Mrs. Martha J. Finter, of Page, Mrs. Susan B. Early and Mrs. Sarah E. Cline, of Broadway.
            Eld. Racer's children range in age from 53 to 65 years and prior to his death there were five distinct generations living.
            The funeral services will be held at Beahm's Chapel at 1 p.m., on Saturday, conducted by several of the Brethren preachers. Interment will take place near the church.
Arthur Ramey
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Apr 1915
Death of Child
            Arthur Ramey, son of D.G. (Doc) Ramey died Monday morning of pneumonia and diptheria aged nine years. He was buried on Tuesday in the David Kibler graveyard at Hamburg. His parents and a number of brothers and sisters survive.                             
Mrs. Grace Ann Ramey
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Sep 1919
DEATH OF MRS. C.C. RAMEY
            Mrs. Grace Ann Ramey, wife of C.C. Ramey, died at her home in Rappahannock county, abone one and a half miles from the Page county line on the Sperryville and New Market turnpike, on Friday, September 5th, after a short illness with heart trouble. She was 57 years of age and was a daughter of the late Pendleton Pulliam, of Rappahannock county. She was twice married, her first husband was the late Martin Cliser, of this county, to this union there were born five children: Misses Stella, Susie, Elizabeth and Elmer and Jett Cliser, all of whom survive. She was a consistent member of the Sperryville Methodist church, and her funeral was conducted from the Dunkard church, near her home by her pastor, Rev. William Ofar, on Saturday afternoon. Interment in the Clark burying ground nearby.
Joseph Ramey
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Mar 1915
BENTONVILLE
Killed
            On last Wednesday Joseph Ramey of this place attempted to board train No. 95, at Limeton, and was thrown from the car to the ground. Getting hold again with but one hand he attempted the second time to get on and was hurled against the car with such force as to stun him causing him to let loose with his foot caught in the step of the car. After being dragged some distance in that way he was caught by the boxing at the end of the wells and was dragged in that sometime... The burial took place on Thursday at 1 o'clock in the James Henry grave yard. Besides his wife, (who was a Miss Henry) he is survived by two children a father and five brothers Samuel, Ernest and Luther, of Limeton, Hamp of Charlestown, W.Va., and Clarence, of Bentonville.
Lester Ramey
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Jan 1919
LESTER RAMEY
         Lester Ramey, son of Charles E. Ramey, who lives in Egypt Bend, this county, died at the home of J. William Ruffner, two miles northwest of Luray on Wednesday night of this week. His death is peculiarly sad from the fact that at the time he was stricken with pneumonia he was at the Ruffner home nursing Walter Ruffner whose death from the same cause also appears in this issue of the News and Courier... He was about 28 years of age and in addition to his father leaves three small children, Mrs. Ramey having died a few years ago. The burial took place in the Leaksville graveyard on Friday.
Mrs. Nellie Ramey
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Jul 1914
DIED
            Mrs. Nellie Ramey, wife of Lester Ramey, living near Ruffner’s Ferry, died yesterday evening, of heart trouble, aged about 24 years.
            Before marriage she was Miss Nellie Turner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Turner, both of whom survived her. Besides her husband, she is survived by three children- Thelma, Elva and Leon, and the following brothers and sisters: Isaac, William, Harry, Earl, Charles and Amos Turner, Mrs. Etta Aleshire, Mrs. Clara Nauman and Miss Susie Turner.
            Funeral and interment at Leaksville Saturday morning at 10 o’clock.                      
Charles E. Reamer
Page News & Courier, Friday 13 Jun 1919
CHARLES E. REAMER DIES IN TEXAS
      Word was received of the death last night at San Antonio, Tex., of Charles E. Reamer, 62 years old, formerly a clearing teller at the National Bank of Commerce. Mr. Reamer was cashier of the Brackettville Bank at Brackettville, Tex. He was a thirty-second degree Sottish Rite Mason. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Nellie Reamer, two sons, Edward Reamer and Owen Reamer; two brothers, William S. Reamer, 3203 Highland Avenue, this city; Walter G. Reamer, who lives in Oklahoma, and a sister Mrs. Lillie Kackley, Parsons, Kansas. Burial will be at San Antonio, Tex.- Kansas City Star, May 3rd.
      Mr. Reamer was born near Stony Man this county, and was a brother-in-law of Hiram Printz, of Texas, also formerly of Page.
Mrs. Clarissa Reid
Page News & Courier, Friday 21 Mar 1913
Death of Mrs. Reid
            Mrs. Clarissa Reid, of Marksville, widow of Isaac H. Reid, died last Friday after a long illness lasting several days, aged 69 years, 6 months and 13 days. The deceased was a daughter of Paschal Graves, deceased, and a sister of Hon. Thomas J. Graves, Hon. Charles E. Graves, Isaac N. Graves, Mrs. James W. Koontz and Mrs. John P. Beaver, of Page county, and Mrs. Bettie Wilhoite of Green county. Her husband, Isaac H. Reid, a native of Rockingham county, who served as supervisor of Marksville district and was prominent in county affairs, died about four years ago. The couple spent their long wedded life at Marksville... They leave no surviving children... She became a Christian in girlhood and for fifty-four years she had been a consistent and devoted member of the Methodist church. The funeral which took place on Sunday was conducted by her pastor Rev. E.W. Brubaker her remains being interred in the Graves Chapel Cemetery.
Ambrose G. Rhinehart
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Apr 1919
AMBROSE G. RHINEHART DEAD
      Ambrose G. Rhinehart a highly respected citizen of the Battle Creek section this county, died at an early hour on Thursday morning April 10th after a lingering illness. Cancer of the stomach being the immediate cause of his death. Mr. Rhinehart was in his 66th year and had been a residence of that section all his life. His wife died many years ago. He is survived by six daughters and one son, viz: Mrs. Solon Campbell, of Portland, Oregon, Mrs. Geo. M. Painter, who resides at the home place, Mrs. Noah Alger, Mrs. Millard Turner and Mrs. Irvin Campbell, of the Battle Creek section, Mrs. Frank Blosser, of Stanley and Floyd Rhinehart, at home. His funeral will be conducted from his late home on Saturday, at 11 o'clock by Rev. A.J. Painter. Interment in the Battle Creek cemetery.
Howard Richard
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 Apr 1915
Howard Richard, of near Marksville, died of a complication of diseases on last Wednesday morning, and was buried at Graves Chapel Thursday afternoon, aged 67 years, 6 months and 1 day. Rev. A.P. Boude preached his funeral. The deceased had been a consistent member of the M.E. Church South for a number of years. He was a quiet, good man in his neighborhood. He leaves two sons William and Ashby and three daughters; Lena, Mamie and Essie to mourn his loss. He was a member of Whites Batallion during the war, and at one time belonged to the Dixie Artillery                                  
Mrs. Dianna Richards
Page News & Courier, Friday 6 Jul 1917
DEATH OF MRS. RICHARDS
            Mrs. Dianna Richards, widow of John W. Richards, died at noon yesterday at her home in Luray, after a month's illness from a complication of diseases. Seh had been bedfast from a time prior to the death of her husband which occurred three weeks ago. The deceased who was a Miss Young of this county, sister of Jasper Young and Mrs. Angeline Deavers, was seventy-seven years of age. She had been a consistent member of the Disciples church for many years... She is survived by the following children: Mrs. T.J. Foster, Miss Ida Richards, John C. Richards and Mrs. I.F. Miller, of this county, and Mrs. C.R. Knight, of West Virginia. Her funeral which will take place at Antioch church at 2 p.m., today will be conducted by her pastor Rev. Warren Baldwin, assisted by Rev. J.C. Hooks. Interment in Antioch cemetery.
Gertrude Richards
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Aug 1917
DIED
            Gertrude, the 8 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Richards, of near Stony Man died last Saturday after several weeks illness with rheumatism and double pneumonia.
            The funeral was held at Mt. Zion church at 11 a.m., on Monday, conducted by Eld. Walter Strickler.
John W. Richards (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Jun 1917
Late Deaths
    John W. Richards, aged about 72 years, died at his home on Mechanic Street at 2 a.m., today. He has been confined to his bed for about two weeks, his condition becoming serious from the first. His wife is seriously ill and is not expected to survive through the day.
John W. Richards (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Jun 1917
DEATH OF J.W. RICHARDS
            John W. Richards, aged 68 years, died at his home on Mechanic Street in West Luray, at 2:30 a.m. Friday June 15, 1917, after an illness due to a complication of diseases covering a period of five weeks.
            ... He had been a consistent member of Graves Chapel Methodist church since boyhood. For the past 52 years he had been a manufacturer of split bottom chairs. Until ten years ago he resided at Ida, this county. A short time prior to moving to Luray he moved his chair factory here and with his son J.C. Richards has enjoyed a flourishing business.
            He is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. T.J. Foster, Miss Ida Richards, Mrs. Isaac Miller, and J.C. Richards, of this county and Mrs. Laura Knight of Martinsburg, W.Va. The funeral services were held at Antioch church, near Stony Man at 2:30 p.m., on Saturday conducted by Revs. J.C. Hooks and H.M. Strickler. Interment took place in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Joseph Richards
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Mar 1916
DEATH OF JOS. RICHARDS
            Joseph Richards, aged 83 years, 3 months and 5 days, formerly a well known citizen of Page county, died about 11 a.m., on Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C.C. Miller, of Prince William, with whom he had made his home for some time. Mr. Richards was paralyzed about four months ago, since which time he has gradually grown weaker, finally terminating in his death.
            Mr. Richards is survived by the following children: Mrs. Charles Miller, of Prince William county, Mrs. Jordan Nichols, Mrs. Jacob Buracker, Mrs. Simon Printz, Mrs. W.H. Jenkins, Mrs. William Woodward and William S. Richards all of this county. The remains were brought to ? Tuesday and taken to the home by his daughter Mrs. W.H. Jenkins. The funeral services were held at Mt. Zion on Wednesday at 11 a.m., conducted by Elders G.W. Painter, Joseph Foster and Walter Strickler.                                                  
Nathaniel Richards (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 May 1915
Died
Nathaniel Richards a resident of the Blainesville neighborhood, died of dropsy on Wednesday, after a long illness, aged 72 years. He was a member of the Brethren church and a respected citizen. He leaves a number of children including Edward Richards, Nace Richards, Mrs. Tom Cloud and Mrs. S.L. Presgraves, of Luray.                                               
Nathaniel Richards (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Jun 1915
Obituary
            Nathaniel Richards died of dropsy May 26th, 1915, in his 82nd year, after a long tedious illness, but bore his suffering with a real fortitude. After the death of his wife some sixteen years ago he broke up housekeeping and resided with is son Edward, who with his wife faithfully and tenderly nursed him until the end came. He lived a quiet industrious life and died so far as we know without an enemy. For many years he was a member of the United Brethren church; his funeral was conducted by Elds. Strickler and Foster at his son’s home, to a large congregation. He leaves to mourn his departure the following children: Mrs. Sam Presgraves, Mr. Edward Richards, Mrs. Tom Cloud, Mrs. Eliza Jane Aleshire and Nathan Richards…                                                                              
Mrs. Barbara Rickard
Page News & Courier, Friday 13 Apr 1917
DEATH OF MRS. BARBARA RICKARD
            Mrs. Barbara Rickard, aged 87 years, a highly respected Christian lady, died at the home of her son, Edgar V. Rickard, two miles North of Luray at 4:20 o'clock Monday evening after a short illness from a general decline due to old age.
            Mrs. Rickard would have been 87 years old had she lived until May 15th. Her health has been remarkable for one of her age. Her husband Albert G. Rickard preceded her to the grave 23 years ago.
            Mrs. Rickard has resided at the home of her son, Edgar Rickard since the death of his wife about eight years ago.
            The deceased has been a consistent member of the Methodist church for more than a half century...
            Before marriage she was a Miss Foltz, and was born and reared in this county.
            The deceased is survived by the following children: Mrs. Samuel G. Burner, of Shenandoah county, Mrs. John W. Kauffman, Mrs. Jacob C. Burner, Mrs. Rust Strickler, Mrs. Daniel Strickler and A.T. and Edgar Rickard, all of this county and three brothers, Reuben, Jack and John Foltz, all of the Stanley section.
            The funeral services were held from the home of her son Edgar Rickard at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, conducted by Rev. W.H. Ballengee. Interment took place in the graveyard at the home place, now occupied by Daniel Strickler.
Mrs. Elizabeth Rickard
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Jan 1915
DEATH OF MRS. ELIZABETH RICKARD
            Mrs. Elizabeth Rickard, widow of John Rickard, died at 10 o’clock on Monday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Ponn, near the Luray Caverns, aged 72 years. Her health had been in a very critical state for six months. Just before her death she suffered a stroke of paralysis.
            The deceased was a Miss Petefish, of Rockingham county. She was married three times. Her first husband, by whom she had no children, was a Nauman. Her second husband was to an Alger, from which union there were four children all now dead. There survive her two children by the third marriage, viz: Mrs. Joseph Ponn, of Luray, and Mrs. Casper Sours, of Hagerstown. She also leaves one step-son W.B. Rickard of Hamburg…?.. member of the Dunkard church. The funeral which took place on Wednesday was conducted by Eld. George W. Painter, and Rev. George F. Cook. Her remains were laid to rest in the Rickard graveyard near Ruffner’s ferry.                               
Frederick Amos Rinehart
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Sep 1914
DEATH OF FRED A. RINEHART
            Frederick Amos Reinhart , the 18 year old son of Ambrose G. Rinehart, of near Honeyville, died on Thursday evening the 3d about 5:30 o’clock at the home of his father, after a lingering illness of several months with tuberculosis of the bone of the leg caused by a bad bruise.
            Young Rinehart who was a highly respected young man was taken to the hospital several months ago where he remained for about a month, after which he was brought home and continued to grow worse.
            … While his death was a shock to the community it was not unexpected as it was realized that there was no hope for his recovery.
            Besides his father he is survived by the following sisters: Mrs. Millard Turner, Mrs. Noah Alger and Mrs. --- Higgs, all of this county and Mrs. Solon Campbell, of Washington State, besides several younger sisters at home.
            His mother and one brother died some years ago.
            The funeral which took place at the home on Saturday was conducted by Revs. Myers, Campbell and Bowers, of the Free Will Baptist church of which denomination the deceased was a member. Interment took place in the Rinehart graveyard near Alma.    
Mrs. Clarinda Rinica
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Mar 1916
DEATH OF MRS. CLARINDA RINICA
            Mrs. Clarinda Rinica, widow of Abram Rinica, died at her home in Rinica’s corner near Shenandoah, this county, at 4 p.m., on Sunday, aged 78 years. Death was due to heart failure. Before this fatal attack which came on eighteen hours before her death, she was in good health for one of her years though she suffered to some extent with what was regarded as rheumatism.
            Mrs. Rinica is survived by the following children: A.J., J.A., P.H. and T.J. Rinica, Mrs. James Jenkins and Misses Jenne and Ida Rinica. Before marriage she was a Miss Kite a sister of Abram Kite, deceased. She and her aged husband, both pass their seventieth milestone, were confirmed as members of the Lutheran church by Rev. M.A. Ashby seven years ago…
            The funeral which was held at her late home Tuesday afternoon was conducted by her pastor Rev. M.A. Ashby. Interment in the family graveyard.                                        
Rev. Isaac N. Roberts
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Mar 1915
Edward Wood, of Hagerstown, formerly of Page, has received the sad intelligence of the death of his uncle, Rev. Isaac N. Roberts, who died at his home, Providence, Mo., February 28th, 1915, from cancer of the stomach. As he had requested, funeral services were held at his former home, Stewartsville, Mo., and his body laid to rest in the country graveyard six miles north of that place. Mr. Roberts was a son of John and Harriet Roberts, and was born in the Alma section of Page county about 71 years ago, going west when quite a young man. Mrs. B.N. Wood, of Rileyville, is a sister of Mr. Roberts, and a brother, John Roberts, lives in St. Paris, Ohio. He is also survived by his widow and one son, Rev. Wm. Roberts, and one daughter, Mrs. Daniel Lewis, of Kansas City, Mo., together with several grand-children. The deceased was a brother of the late Philip Roberts, of Rileyville, and a cousin of Mrs. James W. Wood, of Luray. He came all the way from his far off Missouri home to attend the funeral of his brother Philip two years or more ago. He was a gallant Confederate soldier, a member of Co. K, 10th Regiment, Virginia Infantry…
            For many years he had been an able minister in the church of the Latter Day Saints.                                                                                                                                              
Gilbert Rodgers
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Feb 1919
DEATH OF LITTLE BOY
            Gilbert, little six year old son of Mr. and Mrs. D.L. Rodgers, died at the home of his parents, near Petefish Pond, on Saturday, February 8th, after a short illness with influenza, culminating in the above fatal result with pneumonia. The funeral was conducted on Sunday by Rev. A.J. Painter. Interment at Adventist cemetery near Stanley.
Joseph Rodgers (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 9 Apr 1915
DEATH OF JOSEPH RODGERS
            Joseph Rodgers, a highly respected citizen living near Leaksville, died at 2 p.m. on Tuesday aged 73 years. Mr. Rodgers had been in declining health since a fall in December by which he injured his shoulder. He was confined to his bed for about a month before his death which was due to causes incident to old age.
            The deceased is survived by a widow, who was a daughter of Abram Dovel, deceased, of this county, by one son, William of Leaksville, by one brother William Rodgers, of Stanley, and three sisters- Mrs. Sarah Burns, of Stanley, Mrs. Barbara Taylor, of Baltimore, and Miss Mary Ellen Rodgers of Luray. He also leaves three grandchildren.
            Mr. Rodgers was a brave Confederate soldier having been a member of Company D., 7th Va. Cavalary Rosser-Gibbons Camp of Luray attended his funeral in a body. He joned the Leaksville Christian church several years ago... The funeral which took place at the Leaksville church at 11 o'clock yesterday morning was conducted by Rev. R.L. Williamson and Eld. G.W. Painter, the remains being interred in the cemetery at the church...
JOSEPH T. RODGERS (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Apr 1915
LEAKSVILLE          
DIED
Joseph T. Rodgers, a well known and greatly esteemed citizen, of Leaksville, died at his home at this place Tuesday, 6th, at 1:45, aged 73 years, 5 months and 24 days. His death was due to Bright’s disease. For several months he had been in declining health but was not confined to his bed until two weeks previous to his death. Mr. Rodgers has been a consistent member of the Leaksville Christian church for a number of years… The deceased is survived by a widow and one son, William J. Rodgers, of Leaksville, and by three sisters- Mrs. J.B. Taylor, of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Sarah Burns, of Stanley, and Miss Mary Ellen Rodgers, of Luray and by the following half brothers and sisters, viz: William Rodgers, of Stanley, and Robert Rodgers, of Leaksville and Mrs. Charley Good, Mrs. Virginia Cubbage, and Mrs. Rebecca Aleshire, all of Stanley. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Velva and Catherine Jenkins, Lizzie Rodgers, Mrs. Kirby Bradley, Garland and Samuel Jenkins and Merle Rothgeb.
            Mr. Rodgers was a brave Confederate soldier, having been a member of Co. D. 10th Va., Calvary. The Rosser-Gibbons Camp, of Luray, attended the funeral in a body. The funeral took place Thursday and was conducted by Revs. R.L. Williamson and G.W. Painter, of Luray, the remains being laid to rest in the Leaksville cemetery…                 
Sadie Rodgers
Page News & Courier, Friday 21 Feb 1919
DIED
            Sadie Rodgers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.L. Rodgers, died at the home of her parents, near Petefish's Pond , on Monday, Feb. 17th, after a short illness with influenza culminating fatally in pneumonia. She was 14 years and 9 months old. The funeral was conducted on Thursday by Rev. A.J. Painter, of the Adventist church. Interment in Adventist cemetery.
            ... last week Mr. Rodgers buried his only son.
Susie Rogers
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Sep 1919
Leaksville Column
Died
     Mrs. Susie Rogers an aged lady of this place died Sunday, September 14, from the effects of a fall which she received several months prior to her death. She was the widow of Joseph Rogers who preceded her to the grave about four and one half years ago. She was a consistent member of the Christian church at this place... She leaves to mourn her less, one son W.J. Rodgers of Luray and several grandchildren besides a host of other relatives and friends. The funeral which took place on Tuesday at the Leaksville church was conducted by her pastor Rev. B.J. Earp.
Hughes Rosser
Page News & Courier, Friday 21 Apr 1916
DEATH AT CRIGLERSVILLE
            Hughes Rosser, aged 69 years, a Confederate soldier, and a brother of W.M. Rosser, of Luray, died last Friday at his home at Criglersville, after an illness lasting some time, caused by a leaking heart valve. Mr. Rosser was a prosperous and highly esteemed farmer and was known by many Page people. He is survived by a widow, who was a Miss Hawkins, of Madison, and seven children, all grown. The funeral took place on Sunday, conducted by the pastor of the Methodist church, of which denomination the deceased had been a long and consistent member, assisted by Eld. Lewis Hudson of the Regular Baptist church…                                                                                                     
Mrs. Imandris Rothgeb
Page News & Courier, Friday 30 Jun 1911
Death of Mrs. Rothgeb
            Mrs. Imandris Rothgeb, widow of Samuel Rothgeb, residing with her son Elzy Rothgeb, in Luray, died at 2:30 o’clock yesterday morning, aged 73 years. Her condition was not regarded as immediately critical till two days before her death, but she had been feeble for years, especially during the past twelve months, and had suffered two strokes of paralysis.
            The deceased is survived by the following children: R. Frank, J. Thomas, David and Elzy L. Rothgeb. She leaves one brother, John W.H. Kibler, of Luray, and two sisters: Mrs. Mary Stover of Big Spring, this county, and Mrs. Pamily A. Hackley, of Rappahannock.
            Mrs. Rothgeb was a member of the Old School Baptist church many years and was highly esteemed. Her funeral, which will take place at 2 o’clock this afternoon, will be conducted by Elder R.H. Pittman, in the church at Hamburg, the remains being interred in the family grave-yard on R.F. Rothgeb’s place, west of Luray.                            
Mrs. Eliza Jane Rowe
Page News & Courier, Friday 16 Jan 1914
DEATH OF MRS. ELIZA J. ROWE
Fleming, Mo. (Written by C.C. Rowe)- Mrs. Eliza Jane Kite Rowe, eldest daughter of Mr. David Kite and Mrs. Maria Kite, was born at Honeyville, Page county, Virginia, July 2d, 1833, and died at Fleming, Ray county, Missouri, December 28, 1913, at the age of 80 years, 6 months and 2 days.
         She was baptized in infancy and was confirmed to the Evangelical Lutheran Church, of New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia, November 23, 1867.
         ...
       Her mother (who was the mother of 13 children) died in 1859 and upon her fell the care of her mother's children, most of whom were younger than herself.
        She was united in marriage with Mr. Noah David Rowe, son of Mr. David Rowe and Mrs. Mary Catherine Rowe, of New Market, May 28, 1867, at Honeyville by Rev. Socrates Henkel.
        Mr. Noah David Rowe and Mrs. Eliza Jane Rowe went to New Market and lived until Mar. 1868, when the moved to near Dovesville, Rockingham county, Va. In October, 1869, the family moved back to New Market. In October 1872, the family moved back to Dovesville. Mr. Noah David Rowe (her husband) died at the same place, November 30, 1878. Mrs. Eliza Jane Rowe and the remaining children moved to near Marksville, Page county, Va., in January, 1879, where they lived until July 23, 1882, when they moved out west, and arrived at Camden, Ray County, Mo., July 26, 1882.
        In August 1882, the moved to near Richmond, Mo., and on February 14, 1883, they moved to Camden, where they lived until November 18, 1905, when they moved to Fleming.
        She leaves three sons, Charles David Rowe, of Fleming, William John Rowe, of Lexington, Mo., and Casper Coiner Rowe, of Fleming; four brothers, Mr. Martin Van Buren Kite, of near Camden. Mr. Thomas O. Kite, of Rayville, Mo., Harvey C. Kite, of Kansas CIty, Mo., and Mr. Franklin D. Kite, of near Lamar, Barton county, Mo.; one half-sister, Mrs. Mary Fultz, of Virginia (if living) one half-brother, "Mrs." Charles Kite of West Virginia, (if living), a large number of nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand- nephews and other relatives and friends to mourn her death.
         The funeral services were held at the Fleming Baptist church and were conducted by Rev. J.F. Wilson, of Kansas City, Kansas, the pastor- Richmond, (Mo.) Missourian.
Luther Adam Seakford
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Jul 1911
Luther Seakford’s Death
            Luther Adam Seakford, youngest son of Adam Seakford, deceased, was born January 25, 1883, and died July 23, 1911. He was married in August, 1905, to Miss Flora Leek, and leaves a widow, two sons and one daughter, besides mother, four brothers, J.R., I.N., C.D. and William Seakford, and six sisters, Mrs. Hubert Painter, Mrs. J.W. Wysong, of Front Royal, Mrs. Otis Leek, Mrs. John Burner, and Misses Lena and Blanche Seakford.
            Funeral services by Eld. John B. Jenkins, at the Old School Baptist church at Alma. His remains were laid to rest beside his father, who died five years ago. He said he was going to rest, and to meet his sister (Mrs. James Painter) who died just three months ago. The deceased for the last four weeks had been a great sufferer from a complication of diseases.                                                                                                                               
Benjamin Seal
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 Jan 1913
Died
Benjamin Seal, a former employee of the Cover Tannery at Elkton, died at the home of his son, L.H. Seal, at Furnace No. 2, about five miles from Elkton, on Jan. 10th. Death was due to heart trouble. Mr. Seal had been in ill health for some time and his death was not unexpected. He is survived by one son, L.H. Seal, with whom he made his home. Mrs. Seal died years ago. If he had lived until May, he would have been 69 years old. The funeral was held at Jolletts Church. The service was conducted by the pastor, Rev. J.W. Jollett. Mr. Seal was the son of John Seal deceased, and is survived by two brothers Samuel Seal, of near Furnace and John W. Seal of Martinsburg, W.Va. till recently of Luray.                                                                                                                                      
Elva Seal
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Nov 1918
Shuler
            Elva, eight year old daughter of Eb Seal died at the home of its parents near Bixler's Ferry, the first of last week. The little one had been ill with influenza, culminating in pneumonia which caused her death. The little girl's mother and a small sister are very ill with influenza.
Mrs. Mary Ann Seal
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Oct 1919
DEATH OF MRS. SEAL
   Mrs. Mary Ann Seal, widow of the late Frank Seal, and a daughter of Noah Corbin, deceased, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Aleshire, of near Stony Man at 4:30 a.m., on Monday, after an illness of only a few hours, her death being due to a hemorrhage of the lungs. Mrs. Seal was a native of Page having been born in this county sixty-nine years ago. Her remains were taken to Furnace, Va., on Tuesday night, interment taking place in the Huffman grave yard, near that place the following day. Eld. Benson, of the Disciples church, of which she had been a member for many years officiating. She is survived by the following children, B.N. Seal, Mrs. Fannie Sampson and Mrs. Bettie Hitt, of Furnace, Va., W.H. Seal, of Hinton, W.Va., and Mrs. Lucy Aleshire, of near Stony Man. She is also survived by the following brothers and one sister: Thos. Corbin, of Stony Man, David Corbin, of Fairview, and Mrs. Ella Richards, of Rappahannock county.
Mrs. Nancy Seal
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Aug 1914
            Mrs. Nancy Seal, widow of Benjamin Seal, who resided with her son John Seal near Jolletts died last Sunday at an advanced age.                                                               
Pearl May Seal
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Jan 1919
DEATH OF MISS SEAL
         Miss Pearl May Seal, daughter of Solon Seal, who lives near Vaughn Summit, died on Thursday of this week, aged about 14 years. She had been ill with tuberculosis for sometime. This was followed by Spanish influenza.
Theodore Seal
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 Jan 1913
Kimball
    The only child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Seal, little Theodore, died last Monday after a very short illness. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved parents.
Mrs. Essie Seekford
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Jan 1919
STANLEY
Deaths
            Mrs. Essie Seekford, wife of J.R. Seekford, died Tuesday with pneumonia, followed Spanish influenza. She leaves a husband and five small children. She was buried at Alma Baptist church Wednesday. She was 26 years old.
Miss Minnie Seekford
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Jan 1919
DEATH OF MISS MINNIE SEEKFORD
            Miss Minnie Seekford, 15 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Seekford, died at the home of her parents near Newport on last Friday after an illness of very short duration... Owing to the illness of the remainder of her family the burial was of a private nature and occurred the following day at the Newport graveyard.
Vernon Seekford (son of James H.)
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Dec 1915
DIED
Vernon Seekford, aged twenty-one years, son of James H. Seekford, of Riletville, died at nine o’clock on Tuesday night. He was taken ill about six weeks ago, but for a time was a great deal better. Last Sunday he had a relapse and grew worse rapidly. He was a highly esteemed young man and a member of the Brethren church. His funeral which took place Wednesday was conducted by Elds. J.B.F. Huffman, J.A. Racer and R.H. Evans. He was one of the best students in the Rileyville High school… He leaves a father and mother, one sister, Miss Sarah Seekford, and one brother Simon Seekford to mourn his loss.    
Vernon Seekford (son of Cal)
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Jan 1919
VERNIE SEEKFORD DEAD
            Vernon Seekfors, son of Cal Seekford, who lives near Alma, this county, died at his father's home last Saturday. Pneumonia was the cause of death... His funeral was conducted at Alma on January 5th...
William Seekford
Page News & Courier, Friday 20 Sep 1918
WILLIAM SEEKFORD KILLED IN FRANCE
            William Seekford, son of T.W. Seekford, who lives on the Frank Shuler place, near Alma, this county was killed in France in July according to information received in a telegram to the young man's father on Wednesday. Young Seekford was a national army man, having left Luray for Camp Lee, his contingent of 43 men being the largest that has ever left here. It is not known how long Mr. Seekford had been in Frances neither are any particulars given of how he met his death. He was the oldest son of Mr. Seekford, being 21 or 22 years of age. His grandfather was David Seekford, deceased. Several brothers and sisters survive him...
Mrs. Alice M. Seibert
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Jan 1917
DEATH OF MRS. SEIBERT
            Mrs. Alice M. Seibert, aged 73 years, a highly respected and beloved Christian lady, died at 4 a.m., on Friday, Dec. 22d, after a ten days illness with paralysis. Three years ago the deceased suffered a stroke of paralysis but soon recovered. The last and fatal attack was not considered serious until only a few days before her death when she became unconscious.
            The deceased has been a life long resident of Luray and was a member of one of our most prominent and substantial families. Her husband J.B. Seibert preceded her to the grave four years ago, dying suddenly from heart trouble at Wytheville, Va., while there as a juror in the Allen case.
            She is survived by the following sons and daughters W.E., Clyde T., and Carl H. Seibert and Mrs. Hugh Cary and Miss Bessie Seibert, of Luray, and Mrs. Theodore Judd, of Washington, D.C. She is also survived by one brother and three sisters: Edward Buracker, and Mrs. W.T. Biedler, of Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. Lena Weaver and Miss Fannie Buracker, of Luray.
            The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the home of her son W.E. Seibert with whom she was spending the winter, conducted by Rev. George F. Cook of the New School Baptist chruch of which she had been a member for many years. Interment took place in Green Hill cemetery.
John Shack    (Rev. John Jenkins)
Page News & Courier, Friday 21 Jan 1916
            John Shack, a Free Will Baptist preacher, living near Cavetown, aged about 70 years, died Monday and was buried at 2 p.m., on Wednesday.                                           
Mrs. Dorsey Shenk
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Jan 1916
SUDDEN DEATH
            Mrs. Dorsey Shenk, aged 42 years wife of Ambrose Shenk (a respected citizen of Luray died on Wednesday evening from an attack of acute indigestion after an illness of thirty hours.
            She is survived by her husband and five children: Guy, Stella, Gladys, and two other small children, a boy and girl and her aged father William Jewell.
            The funeral services will be held from her late home at 1 p.m., today, (Friday) conducted by Rev. J.A. Huffard, of the Lutheran church of which the deceased had been a member for a number of years. Interment will take place at Beahm’s Chapel, near Kimball.                                                                                                                        
John Adam Shenk
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 Mar 1916
DEATH OF JOHN A. SHENK
            John Adam Shenk, aged 86 years, 5 months and 12 days, one of the most highly respected citizens of the county, died Saturday, March 11th, with a complication of diseases due to old age, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. David Hershberger, near Stony Man, with whom he had made his home for the past five years. The deceased was a son of Jacob Shenk, deceased. He was born Sept. 29, 1829 and at the age of 19 years married a daughter of Emanuel Hershberger, deceased, who died many years ago. His second wife, who was a Miss Strickler of Shenandoah county preceded him to the grave five years ago. By his first marriage there were two children, Mrs. David Hershberger, of this county, who survives him, and Rev. J.E. Shenk, who died at his home in North Carolina a few months ago. He is also survived by three grandchildren of this county, Mrs. Hubert Lucas, Mrs. John H. Varner and C.E. Hershberger.
            Mr. Shenk for many years had been a consistent member of the Lutheran church and was instrumental in the organization of St. Mark’s church at Luray. He was for many years a member of the Church council both at Luray and Bethlehem Lutheran churches, near Waynesboro, to which place he moved from this county about the year 1890 and where he resided until after the death of his wife about five years ago.
            The remains were taken to Waynesboro on Monday and the funeral services were held in Bethlehem church at 10:30 by the pastor, Rev. W.B. Oney assisted by Rev. J.A. Huffard at Luray and Rev. Richey, of Waynesboro. Interment took place in the cemetery near the church.                                                                                                                      
Mrs. Lizzie Shenk
Page News & Courier, Friday 29 Jan 1915
SAD DEATH OF MRS. D.W. SHENK
            Mrs. Lizzie Shenk wife of David W. Shenk, living near the Caverns, aged 28 years, 11 months and 7 days died last Friday morning after an illness of several weeks with an abscess of the liver.
            Before marriage she was Miss Lizzie Cave, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Cave, West of Luray. She was married Jan. 10, 1906 and besides her husband and parents she is survived by three children: Gladys, aged 8 years, Lawrence aged 7 years and Arrine aged 22 months; and one sister and three brothers. Mrs. Charley Painter, and Thomas and Jesse Cave, of this county and Robert Cave, of Iowa. The funeral which took place at the house on Saturday was conducted by Rev. W.H. Ballengee, of the Methodist church assisted by Eld George W. Painter of the Dunkard church. The deceased had been a member of the Fletcher’s Chapel Methodist church for the past ten years. Interment took place in the cemetery on the home place.                                                                                                     
William Thomas Shifflett
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Aug 1911
Death of Mr. Shifflett
            William Thomas Shifflett, a highly respected citizen of Luray, died at 11 p.m., Tuesday after four years’ illness having been incapacitated for any kind of labor during the past three years. Death was due to tuberculosis of the hip.
            Mr. Shifflett, who was born in Rockingham county fifty-one years and eight months prior to his death, has been a resident of Luray for nearly thirty years, having been sent here as N. & W. watchman after he was maimed by the loss of several toes while a work car employee. He married Miss Fannie Miller, of Luray, who died about five years ago. Nearly two years ago their only child, Miss Nina Shifflett, was burned to death at Shenandoah Junction, her clothes being ignited by the fall of a hanging lamp. Mr. Shifflett was a member of Main Street Baptist church.
            The funeral which took place on Wednesday evening was conducted by Rev. H.M. Strickler, the remains being interred in Green Hill cemetery.                                               
Mrs. Ashby Short
Page News & Courier, Friday 16 Apr 1915
Died
            Ashby Short’s wife died Tuesday morning, after a very short illness at her home at Stanley. She was buried at the Adventist cemetery, Thursday at 11 o’clock. Elder T.S. Dalton preached her funeral, she leaves a husband and two small children to mourn her loss, also a mother, Mrs. David Blosser, and four sisters, Mrs. John Knight, Mrs. Tom Short, Mrs. Amos Short and Miss Annie Blosser, one brother McKinley Blosser, all of Stanley.                                                                                                                               
Mrs. Barbara Short
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Feb 1915
DIED
            Mrs. Ed Short, aged 44 years, 4 months and 10 days died at her home near Stanley last Friday night after an illness of several years with stomach trouble.
            Before marriage she was Miss Barbara Cubbage. Besides her husband she is survived by the following children: Mrs. Daisy Viands, Mrs. Marion Nauman, Mrs. Julia Dovel, Miss Nellie and Etta Short, and Fred and Lloyd Short all of Page county and Charles Short, of Baltimore, Md.
            The burial took place at Alma Sunday afternoon, conducted by Elder Joseph Foster.                                                                                                                                             
Mrs. Elizabeth Short
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Jul 1919
SUDDEN DEATH
            Like a flash from a clear sky, was the effect of the announcement on last Saturday evening of the death of Mrs. John Short, at her home near Alma, this county. Mrs. Short had been in excellent health apparently until a few minutes at her death, when she was taken with a violent hemorrhage, and soon expired... She connected herself with the Alma Lutheran church thirty-eight years. Before marriage she was Miss Elizabeth Sigler, daughter of the late Jacob Sigler and was born near Cool Spring, above Stanley sixty-nine years ago.
            She is survived by her husband, two sons, John Short at the home place, and Edward Short, of Cumberland, Md., three daughters, Mrs. George McFern, of Quincy, Penn., Mrs. Pifer, of Mt. Crawford, Va., and Mrs. L.B. Bowers, of Rileyville, Va. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Annie Jenkins, of Stanley, and Mrs. Andrew McCoy, of Ohio... the funeral which was held on Monday evening at the Alma Lutheran church Rev. M.A. Ashby, of Tom's Brook, Va., officiating. Interment in the church grave yard.
Jacob Short
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Oct 1918
DEATH OF JACOB SHORT
            Jacob Short, son of John Short, of near Alma, died at his home in Greensboro, N.C., on Friday of last week with Spanish influenza, and was brought to his old home near Alma for burial on Sunday. Mr. Short was about 45 years old and leaves a widow and several children. Mrs. Short and her daughter who were accompanying the body home were taken violently ill at Basic and had to be taken off the train at that place. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. M.A. Ashby. Mr. Short had been a residence of North Carolina for about six years.
James W. Short
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 Jan 1919
JAMES W. SHORT
            James W. Short, aged 83 years, 9 months and 22 days, died on Tuesday morning of this week at the home of his son, Newton Short, at Leaksville, this county. He had been in feeble health for a number of years... His wife died about fourteen years ago, and since that time he has resided at intervals with his children in Page, Albemarle and Orange counties. Mr. and Mrs. Short wwre charter members of Leaksville Christian church... He is survived by the following children: Robert E., Newton, of Page county; Mrs. David Dofflemoyer, of Rochelle, Va.; Luin, of Charlottesville and Mrs. D.P. Lillard, of Luray. The interment took place in the Leaksville cemetery on Wednesday.
Mrs. Virgie Short
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Oct 1918
DEATH OF MRS. SHORT
            Mrs. Virgie Short, wife of Jacob A. Short, died at Waynesboro, on Wednesday night after an illness of about one week. Her husband died in Greensboro, N.C., last Friday. At that time she started with the body for this county, and upon her arrival at Waynesboro she was forced to get off the train o account of illness. She remained at that place until her death, which was due to Spanish influenza. Mrs. Short was 42 years old on the 2d of July and is survived by three small children. Mrs. Short was a daughter of James W. and Charlotte Jane Short, the latter having died several years ago. Her body was brought to this county on Thursday and the interment will take place at Alma on Saturday, where her husband was buried only a few days ago. Two sisters, Mrs. D.P. Lillard, of Luray, and Mrs. W.D. Dofflemoyer, of Gordonsville, survive her. In addition to these she leaves three brothers- Robert and Newton Short of Leaksville and Lewin Short of Charlottesville.
“Mrs.” Elizabeth Sigler
Page Courier, Friday 17 Apr 1914
DIED
Mrs. Elizabeth Sigler died at the home of her son, N. Ott Sigler, near Stanley at 7:30 Tuesday night, aged about 70. About a month ago local poisoning set up in her foot due to a bunion, and later she caught cold and pneumonia developed proving fatal. The deceased was a daughter of the late Noah Sigler. She belonged to the Lutheran church.           
John W. Sigler
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Jul 1915
Death of J.W. Sigler
            John W. Sigler, manager of the White House Store of C.C. Sigler, died at his home on the river at 9:20 a.m., Monday after a long illness, aged 61 years. Mr. Sigler who previously had never had a doctor to attend him, suffered a severe attack of grip in March followed by pneumonia. From the time of this severe illness his health has steadily and rapidly declined and for a number of weeks past it was evident that he could not recover. He had managed the White House store for his son for four years and until this spring had never lost a day from his post.
            Mr. Sigler was born near Stanley, this county. He went West as a young man and married Miss Mollie Cole, of Iowa, who with the following children survives him: Chester C. and William A. Sigler, of Luray, J.N. Sigler, of Martinsburg and Mrs. Katie Jeffry, Mrs. James Snyder, R.C. Sigler, Glenn Sigler and Roy Sigler, of Baltimore. The Sigler family lived in the West for twenty years, the most of the time at Bloomington, Ill., and returned to this county in the early 90’s, remaining here till about 1900, then locating in Baltimore for a few years and again returning to Page. Mr. Sigler leaves three sisters, viz.; Mrs. A.J. McCoy, of Galilee, Ohio, Mrs. John Short, of Alma, and Mrs. Annie Jenkins, of Stanley. He was an honorable and upright citizen and a consistent member of the Lutheran church.
            The funeral which took place at the Lutheran church at Alma, at 4 p.m., on Wednesday, was conducted by the pastor, Rev. M.A. Ashby the remains being interred in the cemetery nearby…                                                                                                 
Mrs. Julian Sigler
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Feb 1919
DEATH OF MRS. SIGLER
            Mrs. Julian Sigler, died at her home at the Ochre Bank, south of Stanley on Wednesday of this week. Mrs. Sigler had only been ill several days, the cause of death being influenza. She was a daughter of Mrs. Godfrey Stoneberger of near Stanley. Besides her husband she is survived by one child. She was twenty-two years of age. Her funeral took place near her late home on Thursday.
Mrs. R.A. Sigler
Page News & Courier, Friday 7 Mar 1919
MRS. SIGLER DIES IN BALTIMORE
            Mrs. R.A. Sigler, sister in law of C.C. and Willie Sigler, died at her home in Baltimore last week, after a long illness which started with measles and was followed by a number of complications. Owing to illness in their families here the Messrs. Sigler were unable to attend the funeral.
Oscar Sisk
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Dec 1914
Locals
            Oscar Sisk, a well known citizen residing above Nethers Madison county, died at the hospital last week, aged about 50 years. He leaves a widow, who was a Miss Weakly, and eight or nine children.                                                                                                      
Mrs. Angeline Smelser (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Jun 1915
Death of Mrs. Smelser
            Mrs. Angeline Smelser, wife of John Smelser, living in Jewell Hollow, near Kimball, aged about 75 years, died at the home of her son-in-law, Adam Sours, early Monday morning after an illness of several weeks, from a complication of diseases incident to old age. About three months ago Mrs. Smelser had her hip broken and received other inuries from a fall, since which time her health has gradually failed.
            Besides her husband she is survived by the following children: Mrs. H.A.W. Holmes, of Charlestown, W.Va., Mrs. John Falls, Mrs. Adam Sours, Mrs. Wm. Jewell, Mrs. Ed Smelser and David Smelser, of this county.
            The funeral was conducted by Rev. P.L. Snapp in Morning Star church of which the deceased had been a member for a number of years, on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Interment took part in the church cemetery.                                                                                     
Mrs. Angeline Smelser (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Jun 1915
MORNING STAR
            Mrs. Angeline Smelser, wife of John Smelser, departed this life, May 31, 1915, at six p.m., aged 73 years and 5 months. Her funeral was preached at Morning Star by her pastor, Rev. P.L. Snapp, on Tuesday at 11 o’clock, to a large crowd of relatives and friends, and her body laid to rest in its last resting place at await the resurrection morn. Mrs. Smelser leaves the following children: Mrs. John Falls, Mrs. Will Jewell, Mrs. James Weaver, Mrs. Adam Sours, Mrs. Ed Smelser and David Smelser, all of this county and Mrs. H.A.W. Holmes, of Charlestown, W.Va.                                                                       
Mrs. Eliza Smelser
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Nov 1918
DEATH OF MRS. ABRAM SMELSER
            Mrs. Eliza Smelser, wife of Abram Smelser, died at her home in the Thornton's Gap neighborhood, above Beahm, on Friday, November 8th, after a lingering illness of tuberculosis. Mrs. Smelser was a daughter of the late Isaac Beahm and was twice married, her first husband being John W. Judd, deceased. Of this union there survive three sons, David, Samuel and Issac Judd of the Ridge and three daughters, Mrs. Ernest Waters and Mrs. Carl Fox, also of the Beahm neighborhood, and Mrs. Jos. Dasnell, of Rappahannock county, Mrs. Smelser was 58 years, 1 month and 27 days old. She had been a faithful member of the Old School Baptist church for many years, but, owing to the inability of securing her pastor her funeral was conducted by Eld. Jos. Foster. Interment taking place at the old Isaac Beahm graveyard in Beahm's Gap at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
Ellis Smelser
Page News & Courier, Friday 29 Mar 1918
DEATH OF ELLIS SMELSER
            Ellis Smelser, aged 28 years, formerly of Shenandoah, this county, died at his home in Hagerstown on Sunday morning after only three days illness.
            The deceased is a son of Thomas Smelser, of Shenandoah, and until a few years ago was a resident of this county where he has many friends... Mrs. Smelser had resided in Hagerstown for about one year where he was employed in a garage. He was married about five years ago in Columbus, Ohio, and is survived by a wife and two small children. He is also survived by his father Thomas Smelser and one brother, William Smelser, of Shenandoah. The deceased is also a nephew of Mrs. Jacob Short, of Luray.
            The remains of the deceased were taken to Shenandoah on Sunday night. Interment took place in the U.B. cemetery on Tuesday evening.
Mary Smelser
Page News & Courier, Friday 20 Aug 1915
CHILD ACCIDENTALLY SHOT
            Mary, the seven year old daughter of David Smelser, living on the Ridge above Kimball, was accidentally killed by the discharge of a shot gun last Friday evening.
            David Smelser, the father of the little girl, had cleaned and loaded the gun. Setting it in the corner he had told some member of the family to hang it up. The gun was forgotten and the children, some five or six in number, had been playing with the gun when it was discharged, blowing off several fingers and the top of the head of the oldest child.
            The funeral was conducted by Eld. Kagey, of the Brethren church, Saturday evening.
Mrs. Mary Jane Smelser
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Feb 1918
DEATH OF MRS. HARVEY SMELSER
     Mrs. Mary Jane Smelser, wife of Harvey Smelser, a highly respected Christian lady, died at her home at Compton at ? p.m., on Wednesday night aged ? years.
     Mrs. Smelser had been in ill health for the past 20 years... Before marriage she was Miss Mary Jane Cullers, daughter of Isaac Cullers, deceased.
     The deceased had for many years been a consistent member of the Brethren church.
      Besides her husband, she is survived by six daughters and four sons as follows: Mrs. W.A. and Mrs. ? Sigler, of Luray, Mrs. A. ..?..ke, of Front Royal, Mrs. Nellie Sampsell, of Hagerstown, Md., Mrs. Laura Reid, of Middletown, Ohio? and Miss Bertha Smelser, at home, ?. M. Smelser of Martinsburg, W.Va., W.C. Smelser, of Car...?.. Penn., G.A. Smelser, of Compton and Vernon Smelser of Co. ? ? Inft. Camp McClellan, Ala.
     She is survived by two sisters: Mrs. Martha ..?.., of Overall and a sister resides? in the West and three brothers  ? Cullers, of Nokesville, ? Cullers, of Missouri and James? Cullers of the West.
    The funeral services were held at the Brethren church at Rileyville at 2 p.m. on Thursday, conducted by Elds Joseph Foster and Walter Strickler.
William Smelser (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 21 Jun 1918
DEATH OF WILLIAM SMELSER
            This well known citizen of the Honeyville neighborhood, died at his home on Tuesday morning of this week at an early hour. He had been sick only about one month, the cause of death being dropsy, with which he had been a great sufferer. Besides an aged widow, he is survived by the following children:- Mrs. Jacob E. Short, of Luray, Va.; Mrs. Emma Fogle, and Thomas Smelser, both of Shenandoah; Samuel Smelser, of Stanley, and Lewis and Benjamin Smelser, at home. The burial took place at Leak's Chapel on Wednesday at two o'clock... an ex-Confederate soldier...
William Smelser (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 21 Jun 1918
STANLEY
Died
            William Smelser, living at Honeyville, died June 17th. He was an ex-Confederate soldier. This makes two of our old soldiers passed away in less than a week, the other having been Joseph Cubbage.
Mrs. Bettie Smith
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 May 1914
DEATH OF MRS. SMITH
            Mrs. Bettie Smith died at the home of her husband J. Benton Smith in Baltimore last Monday night (April 27th), after an illness of several years in the 58th year of her age. The remains accompanied by her husband, two sons, son-in-law and daughter, reached Luray Wednesday morning, and were taken to the home of her brother, Noah Sours, near Morning Star; The interment took place in the old family graveyard of her father the late Jacob Sours, of Wednesday. Mrs. Smith had for years been a member of the Lutheran church; her funeral was conducted by Rev. P.L. Snapp, of this place. She is survived by two sons and five daughters. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Peter Sours, and two brothers, Noah and John T. Sours, all of this county.                                                                 
Mrs. Catherine Smith
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Apr 1913
            Mrs. Catherine Smith, widow of Tazewell Smith, died at Peter Ruffner’s in Shenandoah last week from the effects of old age; aged about 80 years. The deceased was a sister of Henry Coverstone and belong to the Lutheran church. Interment in the M.E. cemetery.                                                                                                                               
Mrs. Christina Smith (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Feb 1916
DEATH OF MRS. CHRISTINA SMITH
            Mrs. Christina Smith, aged about 88 years, widow of John Griffith , died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T.F. Fox, on Dry Run, on Wednesday night, after an illness with causes due to old age.
            The deceased was a highly respected Christian lady. Before marriage she was Miss Christina Griffith, daughter of John Griffith, deceased. She had for many years been a consistent member of the Lutheran church.
            She is survived by the following sons and daughters: J.B., D.H. and A.J. Smith and Mrs. T.F. Fox, Mrs. B.F. Hoak, Mrs. D.H. Griffith, Mrs. John W. Fox, all of this county and Mrs. Ambrose Moyer, of Iowa. One sister Mrs. Sudie Weatherholtz, widow of John Weatherholtz, of Stanley survives.
            The funeral services will take place from the Fox home at 10 a.m., today, conducted by Rev. P.L. Snapp. Interment will take place in the Griffith graveyard near the Reservoir.                                                                                                                                
Mrs. Christena Smith (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Mar 1916
Morning Star Column
            In memory of Mrs. Christenia Smith aged 87 years, 4 months and 5 days who passed away on the evening of February 23, 1916, at the home of her daughter Mrs. T.F. Fox. Death being due to old age. Her pastor Rev. P.L. Snapp paid eloquent and fitting memory to the beautiful, Christian life she lived…                                                                       
Mrs. Emma J. Smith
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Jan 1914
DIED
            Mrs. Emma J. Smith died at the home of her father, Stephen Henry, near Bixler’s Ferry, on Monday, Jan. 19, 1914, of tuberculosis, aged 21 years and 1 month. She was a consistent member of the Brethren church. The funeral service, which was conducted by Elder J.A. Racer, took place at her father’s home on Wednesday and she was buried in the graveyard on the place. She leaves her husband and one little boy. Her funeral was attended by her half brother from Woodstock and numerous relatives and neighbors.     
Mrs. James Smith
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Nov 1918
SHENANDOAH
            Mrs. James Smith died recently on Naked Creek.
Mrs. Mary Smith
Page News & Courier, Friday 13 Mar 1916
Crooked Run Column
            Mrs. Mary, beloved wife of George Smith, died at her home on Crooked Run, Feb. 26th, 1916, aged 62 years, 7 months and 13 days. Mrs. Smith had been sick for a year or more though she could go about the house.                                                             
Mrs. Polly A. Smith
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Apr 1918
DEATH OF MRS. POLLY A. SMITH
            Mrs. Polly A. Smith, of Remington, Va., died at her home on the 29th of March, at the advanced age of 85 years. Mrs. Smith is survived by ten children, three of whom are residents of this county, J. Wesley Smith, of Luray and Jacob and Edward Smith of the Kimball neighborhood... the funeral, whicht ook place at Lignum, Va., on the 1st inst. Mrs. Smith had been a consistent member of the Lutheran church for many years...
Mrs. Sarah Catherine Smith
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Mar 1916
DEATH OF MRS. G.W. SMITH
            Mrs. Sarah Catherine Smith, wife of George W. Smith , the well known plasterer died Saturday after a long illness at her husband’s home on Crooked Run, near Shenandoah this county, aged 53 years, 7 months and 13 days. Mrs. Smith had been a consistent member of the Christian church for twenty-five years and was highly respected by all. Besides her bereaved husband, she leaves four sons and two daughters, to mourn her loss. Before marriage she was a Miss Price. The funeral was conducted at her home by Rev. M.A. Ashby, on Monday morning. Interment in the family graveyard.             
Mrs. Bettie Sours
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Feb 1916
DEATH OF MRS. BETTIE SOURS
            Mrs. Bettie Sours, the wife of Wm. Sours departed this life at her home in Culpeper county the latter part of last week. She leaves a sorrowing husband and three sons, Edward and Luther Sours, of Culpeper county and Charles Sours of Page, to mourn her loss. She leaves the following brothers and sisters, A.P. Printz and James F. Printz, of Luray and Mrs. D.N. Hoak, of near Ida. She was a consistent member of the Lutheran church for many years. The funeral was conducted by Rev. P.L. Snapp, of Luray.                
David Sours
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Dec 1914
DEATH OF DAVID SOURS
            David Sours, aged 86 years, a highly respected citizen of the Stony Man section died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Angeline Miller, on Sunday night from a complication of diseases due to old age. Mr. Sours has made his home with Mrs. Miller for some time.
            He is survived by the following children: Julius Sours and John Sours, Mrs. Angeline Miller and Mrs. John Cave, of this county, Isaac Sours, of Ohio, and Mrs. D.W. Craig of Lewistown, Pa. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Abe Printz, Mrs. Luther Bradley, Mrs. Jake Foster, Mrs. Joseph Gochenour and Isaac Sours, all of the county.
            Mr. Sours married Miss Julia Thomas who preceded him in death a number of years ago.
            Mr. Sours had been a consistent member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran church for many years.
            The funeral which was conducted by Rev. P.L. Snapp, took place at Mt. Zion Dunkard church on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment in the Sours graveyard.                             
Mrs. Gertie Pearl Sours
Page News & Courier, Friday 30 May 1913
DEATH OF MRS. SOURS
            Mrs. Gertie Pearl Sours, wife of George G. Sours, died at her home in Jewell Hollow last Saturday morning, aged 21 years, 6 months and 8 days. An infant was buried at the same time as its mother, Mrs. Sours was a daughter of Frank Jewell and is survived by her parents, her husband and two children, aged seven and nine years. Her funeral which took place on Sunday was conducted by Rev. P.L. Snapp. The deceased belonged to the Lutheran church...
Mrs. Laura Sours
Page News & Courier, Friday 21 Jul 1916
COMPTON
Died
            Mrs. Laura Sours, wife of John T. Sours, died of cancer of the stomach at her home near Rileyville at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon, July 16, 1916, aged 63 years, 5 months and 3 days. There are left to mourn her besides her husband, five sons, three daughters- viz. J.L., E.M., C.A., S.K. and J.V. Sours; Mrs. W.H. Huffman, Mrs. I.C. Payne, Mrs. N.H. Clark, and step daughter Mrs. I.H. Burner. She also leaves the following brothers and sisters; James, Edward and Israel Miller in the West, Levi, John, William and Benjamin Miller, of this county. Mrs. Dr. R.B. Cullers, of Warren county, Mrs. Jack Burner of this county and Mrs. F.C. Swartz, of Roanoke.
            Mrs. Sours was a consistent member of the Lutheran church for a number of years…
            The funeral was held in the Union church at Rileyville by her pastor, Rev. M.A. Ashby at 2 o’clock Tuesday. Interment in the Rileyville cemetery.                                     
May Sours
Page News & Courier, Friday 7 Feb 1919
DEATH OF LITTLE GIRL
            May, little 5 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Sours, died at the home of her parents in Jewell Hollow, on Thursday, January 30th of influenza followed by pneumonia, and was buried at Morning Star cemetery on Saturday, February 1st.
Daniel Southard
Page News & Courier, Friday 16 Aug 1918
KILLED IN FRANCE
            Daniel Southard, who was a resident of Luray about twelve months during 1912 and 1913, was killed in action in France on July 19th. His mother, Mrs. Angeline Southard who recently has been residing here with her sister, Mrs. Noah Fleming, widow of Noah Fleming, has been notified by the War Department of her bereavement. The government assures her that her son's body with the bodies of others fallen soldiers will be moved to America when the war is over.
            Young Southard carried the usual $10,000 government insurance and hereafter his mother who is his beneficiary will receive $57.50 a month and she has been so advised by the War Department.
            Southard enlisted in Baltimore in 1916 being only 17 or 18 years old at the time though he represented himself as older. When killed he was serving in the machine gun company no doubt on the Marne. The Southard family came originally from the vicinity of Syria, Madison county, and the published list of casualties gives his residence as Syria. While here he was employed as a driver by John W. Mims the hotel proprietor and liveryman. Southard who was unmarried leaves three brothers and three sisters. One of his brothers William Southard is also fighting in Europe.
Mrs. Mary J. Stanley
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Aug 1919
DEATH OF MRS. STANLEY
            Mrs. Mary J. Stanley, widow of Charles A. Stanley, died at the home of her daughter on Friday, July 18, 1919, in Hagerstown, Md., after an illness of six days. Her death was due to paralysis. She was aged 70 years, and is survived by eight children. Mrs. F.D. Rouzee with whom she made her home, Mrs. Mary S. Deavers, of Rileyville and Mrs. R.M. Pritchett, Mrs. G.E. Dean, Mrs. R.O. Breeden, George, Charlie and Herbert, all of Shenandoah. The funeral took place on Saturday from the home of Mrs. R.M. Pritchett, in Shenandoah, Rev. Rau officiating. Interment in the U.B. cemetery.
Mrs. Sidney Stanley
Page News & Courier, Friday 9 Mar 1917
DEATH AT SHENANDOAH
            Mrs. Sidney Stanley, widow of I.N. Stanley, died on Tuesday in Shenandoah, this county, where she resided with her sons Frank and Hill Stanley, Mrs. Stanley who was 74 years of age cooked supper and washed the dishes apparently about as well as usual. A little later while sitting in a chair she fell over dead...
            Mrs. Stanley was a sister of Frank Eppard, Mrs. D.W. Wyant and Mrs. Jennie Koontz, of Shenandoah, and Mrs. Ham, of Covington. She leaves the following children: Frank, Claude and Hill Stanley, of Shenandoah, Mrs. A.B. Davis, of Naked Creek, and Robert Stanley and Mrs. Hanson, of Sparrows Point, Md. The deceased was a consistent member of the Methodist church and was highly respected. Her pastor Rev. L.L. Lowance conducted the funeral.
Mrs. Mary C. Stepp
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Apr 1914
DIED
            Mrs. Mary C. Stepp, widow of David Stepp died at her home in Shenandoah on Tuesday of heart disease from which she had been suffering for more than a year. She had reached the advanced age of 70 years. She is survived by five sons as follows:- Martin, of Martinsburg, W.Va., Samuel of Ingham, Charles and Artie of Shenandoah, and three brothers David F. Keyser, of Luray William H. Keyser, of Ingham and James Keyser, of Shenandoah. Mrs. Stepp was for many years a member of the U.B. Church. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Ferguson, and the remains were interred in the burying ground at Ingham on Thursday evening.                                                              
__ Stoneberger (child of David)
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Oct 1915
Marksville & Stanley
            David Stoneberger buried a four month old infant child last Friday. Interment took place in the Stoneberger graveyard.                                                                              
Mrs. Catherine Stoneberger
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Jun 1915
Stanley
Mrs. Catherine Stoneberger, widow of Lewis Stoneberger, died at her home at Stanley, Saturday night, of heart failure. She leaves a large family of grown up children Rev. J.R. Brown preached her funeral.                                                                                                      
Dewie Lee Stoneberger
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Feb 1916
SUDDEN DEATH
            Dewie Lee Stoneberger, aged 15 years, 9 months and 15 days son of Alonzo Stoneberger, residing near Stanley, died at the Stanley depot last Friday morning, while awaiting the train to be taken to the Winchester hospital to undergo an operation for appendicitis.
            Besides his parents he is survived by three sisters and two brothers. The funeral was conducted at Leak’s Chapel at 11 a.m., on Sunday, conducted by Eld. J.A. Racer. Interment took place in the cemetery nearby.                                                                                 
Mrs. E. Mildred Stoneberger
Page News & Courier, Friday 30 Apr 1915
            Mrs. E. Mildred Stoneberger, widow of Willis Stoneberger, aged 88 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B.F. Aleshire, about 12 o’clock Sunday, from a complication of diseases incident to old age.
            The deceased had been in her usual health until about six weeks ago when he health began to gradually fail. Her husband Willis Stoneberger preceded her to the grave ..?.. years ago.
            She is survived by the following children: Tild? And Jacob Stoneberger, of Kansas, Barton, Mrs. B.B. Aleshire, Mrs. Perry Southard and Mrs. Dolly Jenkins, of this county and Mrs. Lee Cave, of Southwest Virginia.
            The funeral which was conducted by Eld. Reuben Strickler, of the O.S. Baptist church, of which the deceased was an adherent took place at Alma, Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment in the Alma cemetery.                                                                                             
Miss Sallie Stoneberger
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Aug 1919
DEATH OF A YOUNG WOMAN
            Miss Sallie Stoneberger, daughter of Jos. Stoneberger, of near Mountain View, this county, died on Saturday, August 16th, after an illness of long duration with diabetes. Miss Stoneberger was 17 years of age and is survived by her parents and a number of brothers and sisters. The funeral was conducted on Sunday at the Union church in Rileyville, Eld. W.H. Armstrong of the Adventist church officiating.
Willis Stoneberger & Susan Good
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Sep 1916, New Series Vol. 5, no. 16, pg. 1, col. 5
DEATH OF SISTER AND BROTHER
            Mrs. Susan Good (Shaffer) of near Stanley, died of cancer Wednesday of last week, August 23. She was the mother of Mittie and Esta Good. Her funeral which took place at the Adventist church Friday was conducted by Eld. Walter Strickler, of the Brethren church, to which the deceased belonged.
            The following day William Stoneberger, living with his daughter, Mrs. Wilson, near Stanley, a half brother of Mrs. Good, died after several years blindness and ill health. He was 70 years of age and a widower. Mr. Stoneberger was a good citizen and a member of the M.E. church. Tilden Stoneberger is one of his sons. We could not get the names of other children. The funeral was conducted at Leak’s Chapel by Eld. Walter Strickler.                                                                                                                            
Willis Stoneberger (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Sep 1916
North Stanley
            We have been requested to say that it was all a mistake about Tilden Stoneberger being a son of Wm. Stoneberger as mentioned in the paper last week. He is not any kin to Wm. Stoneberger, and the only children he had were Mrs. C.S. Wilson and Mrs. Cleveland Getz.                                                                                                                      
Mrs. Mary Frances Stover
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Jul 1914
DEATH OF MRS. STOVER
            Mrs. Mary Frances Stover, aged 72 years, died of cancer on last Monday at 12 o’clock, at her home at Big Spring, after a serious illness of about four months. Her husband, Benjamin Stickley Stover, died 24 years ago. She was a daughter of David Kibler, deceased, and is survived by a brother J.W.H. Kibler, of Luray, and a sister Mrs. Pamela Hackley, of Ammisville, Va., both of whom were at her bedside at the time of her death. She is also survived by the following children: Mrs. Bettie Madden, and Walter and William Stover, of Page county Benton Stover of Rappahannock.
            Mrs. Stover had been in good health and was very active until about four months ago… for many years a member of Big Spring Old School Baptist church. The funeral services were conducted by her pastor Elder Reuben T. Strickler, on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Interment took place in the Stover graveyard, on the Trenton Long place, about a mile from the church.                                                                                                                      
James P. Strole
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Dec 1914
Death of James P. Strole
            James P. Strole of Hunter county, Tex., a brother of Philip Strole of Grove Hill, O.P. Strole of Harrisonburg, Mrs. Albert Huffman, of Honeyville, and Isaac Strole, of Kansas, died very suddenly on Oct. 29th at the age of 69 years. The deceased after spending three months with his relatives in Page left here for his home only about three weeks before his death. He leaves one daughter and two sons, all in Texas, to mourn his loss. Mr. Strole was a native of Page and his wife who died some time ago, was a daughter of Joseph Kibler, of this county. He had been a resident of Texas for thirty years. He was a member of the Lutheran church and highly respected.
Mrs. Mary Strole
Page News & Courier, Friday 20 Apr 1917
DEATH CLAIMS ANOTHER WELL KNOWN WOMAN
            Mrs. Mary C. Strole died last Friday morning at 1:30 o'clock at Savannah, Mo., to which place she had one for medical treatment...
            Mary Catherine Bowers was born near Alma, Page county, Virginia, April 14, 1859 and her age at the time of death was 66 years, 11 months and 16 days. She was united in marriage to Sirum C. Strole at Luray, Va., May 18, 1871, the husband preceding her to the grave nine years ago. To this union three children were born, Mrs. George Keyser, of near Howe, Mrs. George Bohl who lives near Omaha and Charles G. Strole of near Howe. She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: near Nemaha and Charles E. Koontz, Mrs. Ella Koontz and Mrs. Harrison Strickler, all of whom live in Virginia. She united with the Christian church in early womanhood in her native state but in after years she moved her membership with her husband to the Lutheran church of Stella...
            The funeral was held from the home of her son, Charles G. Strole, Sunday afternoon and the services were conducted by Rev. Roy E. Deadman... At he conclusion of the services the remains were laid to rest in the Kite cemetery- Howe, (Mo.) Paper
Frank Stroop
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Aug 1916
DEATH OF FRANK STROOP
            Frank Stroop, aged 58 years, 8 months and 15 days, died at his home near New Market, Aug. 16th. He leaves a widow and one child to mourn his loss and is survived by four brothers and three sisters: Mrs. Betty Getts, of Stony Man, Noah Stroop, of Leaksville, John Stroop of Stanley, Ed Stroop, Geo. Stroop and Mrs. Carrie Grim and Mrs. Caroline Shyence, of Rockingham county. Mr. Stroop was a member of the Dunkard church. The funeral services were conducted by his pastor Rev. Benton Neff. Interment took place near the Dunkard church at Cedarville.                                          
Mrs. Sarah Sullivan
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Jan 1917
            Mrs. Sarah Sullivan, aged sixty-seven years, formerly of Albemarle county, a sister of Samuel Eppard, of near Leaksville, and S.A.K. Eppard, of Elkton, died on the first day of the New Year under peculiar circumstances. Her mind which had been under a cloud for more than twenty-five years was suddenly restored, after a fall during the holiday week... the fall was too much for her enfeebled body and she died in a few days. Her body was taken by railway to Elkton and from there conveyed to her old home across the Blue Ridge mountains at Sullivan, Albemarle county. There she was buried beside her husband who died forty-six years ago. Mrs. Sullivan joined the Methodist church in childhood... Surviving her are two children, Mrs. Victory Meadows of Furnace No. 2, Page county and Joseph B. Sullivan, of Albemarle.
Charles Taylor
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Oct 1913
FOUND DEAD IN BED
            Charles R. Taylor, of near Mauck, son of Eld. Thornton Taylor, deceased, was found dead in bed yesterday morning. He worked all the day before, but complained of a headache. He was fifty-eight years old and is survived by a widow, and twelve children. He was a brother of Mrs. William Owens, Mrs. Ol Cave, William Taylor, and Edward Taylor the latter of Baltimore.
            Mrs. Taylor was visiting her father Jack Knight, North of Luray when he husband's death occurred.
Charles Taylor (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Oct 1913
SUDDEN DEATH
            Charles R. Taylor, aged 58 years, living in Taylor's Hollow, two miles East of Mauck, was found dead in bed last Friday morning. He was apparently in his usual health when he retired the night before. Death being due to some brain affection.
            At the time of his death his wife, who survives him was on a visit to their daughter, Mrs. Henry Berry, of Hamburg, this county. The deceased who was a hard working, law abiding citizen is survived by his wife and seven or eight children.
            The funeral which was held Saturday at 2 p.m., was attended by a large number of sorrowing friends and relatives. Interment near his home.
Mrs. Fannie Taylor
Page News & Courier, Friday 27 Sep 1918
DEATH OF MRS. TAYLOR
            Mrs. Fannie Taylor, widow of Newton Taylor, died at her home near Mauck, this county, on Wednesday of this week, aged about 70 years. She was paralyzed sometime ago and never recovered from the stroke. She is survived by the following children: Van Taylor, of Elkton; W.D. Taylor, of Meadows; R.L., David E., Charles and Theodore Taylor of Mauck; Mrs. Lilly Broyles and Mrs. Rebecca Broyles, of Baltimore; Mrs. Vida Morris and Mrs. Nora May, of Shenandoah. Mrs. Taylor was buried at Bethlehem Disciples church near her home, having been a member of this denomination for a number of years.
Mrs. Isabell Taylor
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Feb 1916
Stanley Column
Died
            Mrs. Isabell Taylor died of dropsy Saturday at her daughter Mrs. Will Buracker’s (the plasterer) after a long spell of sickness. She would have been 80 years old in June. She leaves three children to mourn her loss- James Taylor, Mrs. Jno. Knight and Mrs. Wm. Buracker. She was a Miss Crigler before her marriage and a sister of D. Lee Mauck’s deceased mother. Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Disciples church for fifty years ore more and was highly respected. The funeral was conducted by her pastor, Rev. Warren Baldwin Sunday.                                                                                                          
Mrs. Mattie Taylor
Page News & Courier, Friday 20 Jun 1919
DEATH NEAR STANLEY
            Mrs. Mattie Taylor, wife of Edward Taylor, residing at the Martin Kite place, near Marksville, died of pneumonai and heart failure at her home at an early hour on Sunday morning, aged fifty-four years. She had been ill about took weeks. Her health had been good formerly. Largely owing to her heavy size, her weight being about 350 pounds, her illness took a serious form from the first.
            Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Methodist church... She leaves an aged father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Breeden, the former being eighty nine years of age. A sister, Mrs. Ferrell, of Shepherdstown, attened the funeral. The immediate family consists of the stricken husband and a son and daughter, both about grown. The funeral of Mrs. Taylor which took place on Monday was conducted by Rev. L.L. Lloyd.
Mrs. Barbara Turner (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Jan 1913
DEATH OF MRS. TURNER
            Mrs. Barbara Turner, aged 60 years widow of “Cent” Turner deceased died at her home near Honeyville about 5 o’clock Saturday evening from a stroke of paralysis six days previous to her death. Before marriage she was a Miss Gray of the Stanley section. Mrs. Turner is survived by the following children: Lewis, Trenton, Amos and Trenton Turner and Mrs. Fred Nauman of this county and George Turner, of Charlestown, W.Va. Her funeral which took place Monday Evening was conducted by Elds. George Painter and Frank Comer.                                                                                                               
Mrs. Barbara L. Turner (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Jan 1915
Honeyville
            Mrs. Barbara L. Turner, who died last Saturday was laid to rest at Leak’s Chapel by the side of her husband who died a few years ago. Mrs. Turner was 65 years old. The children of the deceased were present at the funeral. Besides a lot of friends. The church was filled to its full capacity. Elds. Foster Spitler and F.P. Comer preached her funeral.           
Ellis Turner
Page News & Courier, Friday 9 Jun 1911
Honeyville
            Your scribe was at two burials, one at Leake's Chapel, where Mr. Turner was laid to rest. There was a large crowd of sorrowing friends. Elder Martin Rothgeb and Elder George Painter preached... Mr. Turner was 68 years, 2 months and 8 days old...
Dorman Turner
Page News & Courier, Friday 27 Apr 1917
Stanley
   Dorman Turner died Saturday, of pneumonia at his home near the Ochre Bank, aged 58 years, 6 months and 8 days. He leaves a wife and six children. He was buried at the Adventist cemetery, Elder Frank Comer preached his funeral.
Mrs. Elma Turner
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Oct 1919
DEATH OF MRS. ELMA TURNER
      Mrs. Isaac Houston Turner, died at her home East of Ruffner's Ferry on the Shenandoah River, about three miles west of Luray, on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock after an illness of only a few weeks with typhoid fever. Mrs. Turner was in her 29th year, and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob W. Ruffner, west of the River. She is survived by her husband, two little daughters, Elizabeth and Edna, her parents and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Martin Shirley, Miss Emma and Jacob Ruffner, all of Page, and one half sister, Mrs. Ashby Dofflemoyer, of near Berryville. Her funeral was conducted at the home of her parents on Thursday afternoon, Eld. J.B. Jenkins assisted by Eld. R.T. Strickler, officiating. Interment in the family graveyard nearby.
Lewis S. Turner
Page News & Courier, Friday 7 Mar 1919
DEATH OF LEWIS TURNER
            Lewis S. Turner, aged 36 years, died at his home near Honeyville on February 28th. Mr. Turner had only been ill for a few days, and his death was due to influenza. He is survived by his wife and six children and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Turner.
            His funeral was conducted on Sunday from his late home by Elders Walter Strickler and Frank P. Comer interment at Leak's Chapel cemetery.
Mrs. Kate Walters
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Feb 1918
Death of Mrs. Kate Walters
      Mrs. Kate Walters, wife of Eugene Walters, a highly respected lady living near Newport died on Thursday aged about 70 years. Her health had been feeble for a long time. The deceased was a Miss Higgs of Newport. Her first husband was Jacob Emerson, of Luray who died many years ago. A number of children by her first marriage survive including David and Calvin Emerson, of South Page, Mrs. William Webster, of West Virginia, and Mrs. David Edwards, of Luray. There were no children by the last marriage. Mrs. Walters had been a member of the Brethren church for years. The funeral will take place at the house at Newport at 9 a.m., on Saturday after which the remains will be taken to Luray for interment in the cemetery.
Mrs. Effie Virginia Walton
Page News & Courier, Friday 20 Jun 1913
DIED
            Mrs. Effie Virginia Walton, wife of William Walton, who lived on the Philip Louderback place near Newport, died on Saturday night at eleven o’clock. She was buried on Monday at the Brick church of which she was a member, Rev. M.A. Ashby conducting the services. She was a daughter of Jacob Louderback and leaves the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Victor Dovel, Mrs. W.A. Jenkins, Mrs. Joseph Foltz, Chas. Louderback and Miss Ora Louderback, of Page; Mrs. Lonnie Hockman of Mt. Jackson and John Louderback of near Charlestown. Mrs. Walton left an infant two days old and three other children, the eldest being twelve years old. Her age was 33 years, 9 months and seven days.                                                                                                        
Mrs. Artie Weaver
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Feb 1919
DEATH OF MRS. AMOS WEAVER
            Mrs. Artie Weaver, wife of Amos Weaver, died at her home near Leaksville on Thursday, February 6th, after a short illness. She is survivedm besides her husband, by an infant and three other small children. Mrs. Weaver was about 25 years of age and was a daughter of Jacob Good, of near Stanley. She had been a faithful member of the Dunkard church for many years, and her funeral was conducted by Eld. Jos. M. Foster. Interment at Leak's Chapel on Saturday, Feb. 8th.
Mrs. Ruth Weekly
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Nov 1918
DEATH OF MRS. WEEKLY
            Mrs. Ruth Weekly, wife of "Kem" Weekly died at her home on the Blue Ridge, above Marksville, on Thursday, October 24th, after a short illness with influenza followed by pneumonia. Mrs. Weekly was a daughter of Frank Weekly and was about 25 years old.
Mrs. Elizabeth Williams (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Apr 1918
Morning Star, Friday 11 April 1918
            The community was much grieved to hear of the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Williams who passed to her reward April 6, aged 79 years, 9 days, at the home of her daughter at Spring Farm. This most estimable Christian lady had been a resident of this community for the past fifteen years, only about a year ago moved to Spring Farm. She leaves the following children, Mrs. W.D. Nichols and Mrs. Charles Breeden, and W.E. Williams of this county and Mrs. Florence McDaniel, Martinsburg, W.Va., and Mrs. Charles Monger, of Greene county, Va., J.E. Williams, of Charlesroi, Pa., and E.H. Williams, of Shenandoah City...
Mrs. Elizabeth Williams (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Apr 1918
DEATH OF MRS. ELIZABETH WILLIAMS
            Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, widow of the late William Williams, formerly residing in the Morning Star neighborhood, but who has been residing with her daughter, Mrs. Charles Breeden, for several years, died at their home near the Whosoever Farm, on last Sunday night after a long illness. Her death was hastened by a severe fall on the ice during the winter. Mrs. Williams was a consistent member of the Disciples church near Stony Man, of which she had been a member for many years. She was 78 years and 8 days old. She leaves the following children: William and Hudson Williams, of the Morning Star section, Edward Williams, of Shenandoah City and Mrs. Chas. Breeden, of near Luray. Her funeral was conducted on Monday by Rev. P.L. Snapp at Morning Star church.
            Interment in the Morning Star graveyard.
__ Wilson ( son of Hubert)
Page News & Courier, Friday, 30 Jun, 1911
Long
            Hubert Wilson, near Long, lost on Sunday an infant son about twenty months. Death was due to summer complaint and meningitis. An infant was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wilson the following day.                                                                                                 
Mrs. Ella Blanche Wilson
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Feb 1919
DEATH OF MRS. CHAS. WILSON
      Mrs. Ella Blanche Wilson, wife of Charles Wilson, died at her home near Long on Tuesday after a lingering illness of tuberculosis. Mrs. Wilson was in her 44th year and is survived by her husband and nine children. Before marriage she was a Miss Brock and was born near Stanley, this county. Her funeral was conducted on Thursday by Eld. J.B. Jenkins. Interment in the Huffman graveyard nearby.
George Thomas Wilson
Page News & Courier, Friday 6 Jun 1919
ANOTHER OLD CONFEDERATE SOLDIER GONE
            On the night of Friday, May 16th George Thomas Wilson died at the home of his son, Everett Wilson, in Fauquier county. He had been sick but  afew days and his death was a surprise to all. Mr. Wilson had reached his 81st year. His birthplace was Page county, where he spent the most of his life, till he came to Fauquier several years ago. He served four years in the Confederate army and was severely wounded in his hip and bore the marks of suffering bravely through his remaining days.
            ... His many grand children will miss him for he was a great favorite with them. He leaves two children, Everett Wilson and Mrs. Mamie Rogers.
            Mr. Wilson was long a member of the Primitive Baptist church. He was buried at Oakland Cemetery, Culpeper county where were buried his beloved wife and noble son Grover. His funeral was conducted on Sunday the 25th of May at his home church at Summerduck, by his pastor, Rev. Mr. Frazier.
            ...- Communicated.
Mrs. Jenny Wilson
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 May 1914
NORTH STANLEY Column
Died
Mrs. Jennie Wilson wife of George H. Wilson, died at her home in Fauquier county, April 11th aged about 62 years. The Wilson family moved to Fauquier county from near Stanley, this county, about 14 or 15 years ago. Mrs. Wilson is survived by her husband and the following children: John Wilson, of near Luray, Chas. S. and David Wilson, of near Stanley, and Everet Wilson and Mrs. Wm Rogers of Fauquier county.                        
Mrs. Sarah C. Weaver (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Apr 1919
MRS. SARAH C. WEAVER
    Mrs. Sarah C. Weaver, wife of Paul Weaver, of near Jolletts, died at her home on last Friday, after an illness of about six weeks with stomach trouble. Mrs. Weaver was 72 years, 5 months and 22 days old. She had been a resident of Jollett section all her life... She had been a member of the Methodist church since early girlhood... She is survived by the following daughters: Mrs. Betty Meadows, Mrs. T.W. Meadows, and Mrs. G.E. Bailey, and one son, Grover C. Weaver, all of that immediate neighborhoodd. Her funeral was conducted on Sunday by her pastor, the Rev. Mr. Benson. Interment in the family grave yard nearby.
Mrs. Sarah C. Weaver (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Apr 1919
JOLLETTS
            We are sorry to note the death of sister Sarah C. Weaver, wife of Paul Weaver, who died last week... She leaves her husband and four children to mourn her loss.
Mrs. Beulah Wolfersberger
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Nov 1918
STANLEY
Death of Mrs. Wolfersberger
            Mrs. Beulah Wolfersberger, wife of Clarence Wolfersberger, of Grottoes, Va., died at her home at that place last Saturday morning, aged 28 years, and 1 day. Before marriage she was Miss Beulah Graves, daughter of James Graves, deceased. Her mother was Mrs. James T. Kibler, who died one week ago in Detroit, Michigan, and was brought to Stanley for burial last Friday. Funeral services were conducted at Graves Chapel by Rev. A.P. Boude, Sunday, November 10th at three o'clock. She leaves her husband and four children, one brother, George Graves, of New Market, one sister, Mrs. E.T. Grove, of Leaksville.
Hollis Wolfersberger
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Nov 1918
Stanley
Died
            Hollis, little son of Clarence Wolfersberger, died Monday at his home in Grottoes, Va., and was brought to Stanley and buried Wednesday evening at Graves Chapel, aged 1 year, 11 months. Its mother was buried about two weeks ago.
Mrs. Mildred Wolfersberger
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Oct 1918
DIES AT AGE OF 96 YEARS
            Mrs. Mildred Wolfersberger, aged 96 years, 10 months and 27 days, the venerable widow of Rev. Jonathan Wolfersbergr, died at 2 a.m., on Wednesday at the home of her son Edward Wolfersberger, near Marksville. Death came peacefully...
            ... Although at one time using spectacles, for the last ten years of her life she had her "second sight" and she was a regular reader of the Page News and Courier and Baltimore Sun without the aid of spectacles.
            Mrs. Wolfersberger who was a Miss Lilliard, of Rappahannock county, leaves three children, viz.; J. Harrison Wolfersberger, R. Edward Wolfersberger and Mrs. Sarah E. Kiblinger, all of near Marksville. Her descendents include 26 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. For many years she was a member of the Methodist church...
            The funeral of Mrs. Wolfersberger was held before a large assemblage at Graves Chapel yesterday morning, Rev. L.L. Lowance conducting the service. Interment in the Chapel cemetery.
Mrs. Thomas Vaughn
Page News & Courier, Friday 21 Apr 1916
Gone to Rest
        Mrs. Thomas Vaughn who has been sick for a year or more died last Saturday, April 15, 1916, at the home of her daughter Mrs. J.W. Bailey, at Brand, at the ripe old age of 78 years. She had been a consistent member of the M.E. Church for a long time... She leaves one daughter, Mrs. J.W. Bailey of Brand, and two sisters: Mrs. John Fronk and Mrs. B.F. Weatherholtz, of the Kimball section... Her funeral was preached Sunday by Elds. J.A. Racer, Geo. Painter and B.W.F. Huffman, after which she was laid to rest in the family grave yard by the side of her husband who preceded her to the grave about 15 years ago...
Mrs. Daisy Viands
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Oct 1918
DEATH OF MRS. STAGE VIANDS
            Mrs. Daisy Viands, aged about 30 years, died at her home in Baltimore, on Wednesday of last week, with double pneumonia. Her remains were brought to Luray on Sunday and interred in Green Hill cemetery on the same day, Rev. George F. Cook officiating. Mr. Viands with his family had only been residing in Baltimore for a few months having formerly resided at Luray. Besides her husband, she is survived by four small children, her father, Edward Short, a B. & O. conductor, Cumberland, Md., three sisters, Mrs. Vada Norman, of Stanley and Misses Julia and Mollie Short, of Harrisonburg, Va., and two brothers, Charles and Fred Short, in the U.S. Army and Navy.
Mrs. Elizabeth Viands
Page News & Courier, Friday 30 Nov 1917
DEATH OF MRS. VIANDS
            Mrs. Elizabeth Viands, widow of Thomas Viands, deceased of this county, died on Thursday morning, Nov. 22, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A.J. Cave, in Luke, Md. Her health had been failing rapidly for the past six months and she was confined to her bed for two weeks preceding her decease.
            Mrs. Viands who was 72 years of age, was a daughter of J.A. Gordon deceased, who resided near Marksville, this county. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Gochenour of Hagerstown, Md., and Miss Diana Gordon, of Atlanta, Ga. Her husband, Thomas Viands, died 16 years ago. For the past thirteen or fourteen years Mrs. Viands has resided with her only child, Mrs. Cave, at Luke, Md. Prior to that time she lived in Page county, where she nursed the sick in many homes. Fort 35 years she had been a consistent member of the Methodist church. Her funeral was conducted at the home of her daughter by the Rev. Mr. Wilson, of the M.E. church of Luke, Md., assisted by Rev. Dorsey of the Baptist church. Her remains were brought here on Saturday, accompanined by her son-in-law, A.J. Cave and were buried in the old Shuff graveyard, East of Luray, Elder Joseph M. Foster of the Dunkard church conducting the services.
Mrs. Permelia Yowell
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 May 1916
DEATH OF MRS. J.L. YOWELL
            Mrs. Permelia A. Yowell, wife of John L. Yowell, died at 6:15 p.m., on Sunday at her home in West Luray after a long illness. The day of her death was her 48th birthday.
            Mrs. Yowell has been in poor health for a number of years. She went to the hospital twice, the last time about two years ago, but did not secure lasting relief. In spite of her afflictions she continued to look after her household duties almost to the time of her death and maintained her cheerful, unselfish temperament to the last. She visited her sister Mrs. Charles G. Koontz, near Marksville, on Monday preceding her death, making the trip by automobile. On the following Thursday she was compelled to take to her bed. She grew rapidly worse and her relatives were hurriedly summoned on Sunday morning. A few hours later she passed away.
            Mrs. Yowell was a daughter of the late Reuben Aleshire, of Leaksville this county. She is survived by her husband, John L. Yowell, to whom she was married in February, 1896, twenty years ago. Her surviving brothers and sisters are Mrs. Charles G. Koontz of Marksville; Mrs. Mattie Price, of Alma; Mrs. A.Z. Shirley, of Luray, Mrs. Lee Burner, Mrs. David F. Miller and Mrs. W.M. Strickler of Leaksville, John B. Aleshire, of Massanutton, and Charles Aleshire, of Geneva, Indiana. Mr. and Mrs. Yowell bought the S.J. Richey property in West Luray two and a half years ago and moved to town from their farm on Mill Creek… A number of years ago Mrs. Yowell connected herself with the Mill Creek Old School Baptist church of which she was a devoted member to the end…
            The funeral which was conducted by Eld. T.S. Dalton in Mill Creek Old School Baptist church at two o’clock Tuesday afternoon was very largely attended. She was buried in the Reuben Aleshire graveyard a mile South of Leaksville…                                  
Anthony Young
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Jan 1917
DEATH OF ANTHONY YOUNG
            Anthony Young, residing a half mile East of Rileyville, died at the Charlottesville hospital on Christmas day, aged about 65. He had gone to the hospital eight days before for an operation for hernia, which was sucessful. Death was due to causes that developed after the operation.
            The deceased left a widow who was a sister of John W. Richards, the Luray chair maker, and the following children: A.J. and William Young, Mrs. Vernon Beahm, and Mrs. Joseph Beahm, of Rileyville, and the two Mrs. Landsberry, of West Virginia. The deceased had been a member of the Brethren church about five years and was highly respected.
            ...
            The deceased was well known locally as a debater and possessed an unusual knowledge of the Holy Scriptures.
John E. Young
Page News & Courier, Fridy 31 Jan 1919
JOHN E. YOUNG DEAD
            John E. Young aged about 65 years, son of the late John Young, for many years a residence of Rileyville, died at his home near that place on Monday of this week. He was married three times, and was a brother of Jas. A. Young, the Rileyville cooper. He was a member of one of the oldest families in Page county...
            He is survived by his widow, and one son, Thomas Young. For many years he had been a consistent member of the Brethren church.