David Knighting Resources
PAGE NEWS & COURIER OBITUARIES 1920-1930, Part 1
MRS. BELLE ALBAUGH
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 Mar 1926
DEATH OF MRS. ALBAUGH, MOTHER OF MRS. WM F. KEYSER
Mrs. Belle Albaugh, mother of Mrs. Wm. F. Keyser, died in Baltimore last Saturday morning. She had a severe stroke of paralysis about two weeks before from which she never rallied. She was about eighty years of age. She was a former resident of Frederick, Maryland, where her husband died many years ago. Mrs. Keyser was in Baltimore at the time of her mother’s death and Wm. F. Keyser and his son Robert, left Sunday to attend the funeral. The surviving children are Mrs. John H. Cox and Mrs. Nettie Schaefer of Baltimore, Messrs. Albert and Harry Albaugh, both of Chicago, and Mrs. Keyser.
Mrs. Albaugh had been a frequent visitor to Luray.
ALBERT N. ALESHIRE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 3 Apr 1928
DEATH OF ALBERT N. ALESHIRE
Albert N. Aleshire, a highly respected citizen living one mile West of Stanley, died on Friday at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital where he was taken a few days previously. Death was due to spinal meningitis. Mr. Aleshire had been in declining health for several years. Three months ago he returned from the Blue Ridge Sanatorium, at Charlottesville, where he was under treatment for a few months and made such favorable progress that his physicians said he could return to work if he did not overdo himself. An employee of the N. & W. signal gang for years before his health failed he was re-employed and given light work which he followed for about two months until he was taken ill about one month ago. He was about thirty-eight years old.
Mr. Aleshire owned a nice home near Stanley and was highly thought of. He was a son of Charles Aleshire who was killed by lightning a few years ago. A widow, who was formerly Miss Florence Painter, daughter of Eld. Thomas H. Painter, of Stanley survives with three children, Eugene, Louise and Angie. The oldest child is about twelve years old, and the youngest quite small. One sister, Mrs. Myrtle Weaver, near Shenandoah City, and one half brother, John Aleshire of Stanley, survive. The funeral was held at the Stanley Adventist Church.
BENJAMIN F. ALESHIRE
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Aug 1924
Benjamin F. Aleshire, a well known citizen died on Monday night about 3 o’clock at his home a short distance south of Hamburg, three miles west of Luray. While Mr. Aleshire had been in bad health for several months and for two weeks had been quite ill, his death came as a surprise to all. Death was due to a complication of disease. Mr. Aleshire had been twice married, his first wife being a daughter of the late Isaac Sours, who for many years lived near Mt. Zion Brethren church. By this marriage there were the following children: Mrs. William Good and Mrs. Arthur Seal, of Luray Mrs. Otis Good and Mrs. Charles Comer, of Hagerstown, and William Aleshire, of Bentonville. His second wife was Mrs. Mattie Stoneberger, of the Stanley section, who is the mother of T.W. Stoneberher, the Luray barber. Mr. Aleshire who was a son of the late Noah Aleshire is survived by one brother, O. Perry Aleshire, living in the neighborhood of Long, this county. Another brother was William Aleshire, also of the Long section, the latter a few years ago falling from his binder during the harvesting season and expiring before physicians arrived. The funeral of Mr. Aleshire took place on Wednesday in the old Union church at Hamburg at 2 o’clock, the services being conducted by Elder Arthur Campbell, the interment taking place in the Aleshire graveyard near Long.
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 May 1922
CHARLES ALESHIRE KILLED BY LIGHTNING
Charles Aleshire, aged 53 years, 11 months and 20 days, living in the neighborhood of the Adventist church near Stanley was instantly killed by lightning while at the home of his son, Albert Aleshire, near his own home last Sunday afternoon, between 3 and 4 o’clock during the severe electrical storm that passed over the county. It is said that Mr. Aleshire had arrived at the home of his son only a few minutes before the fatal bolt came and was standing on the end of the porch, where his son and two grandchildren were watching the storm. While all of these felt the effects of the lightning his daughter in law in one of the rooms of the house was severely stunned and was still feeling the effects of the shock Monday morning. The lightning struck the chimney which was partly damaged. Mr. Aleshire was making preparations to go over the Massanutton mountains that evening to be in readiness to begin work on the road that is being built there. His wife was the widow of David Painter and in addition to her he is survived by two children- Albert Aleshire and Mrs. Fred Cubbage. The only visible effects of the lightning on Mr. Aleshire;s body were two blue spots on his breast. The deceased was a son of the late George W. Aleshire, for many years overseer of the poor of Marksville district and was an industrious upright man, being highly esteemed by all who knew him. His funeral was conducted on Tuesday morning by Elders J.B. Jenkins of the Old School Baptist church and Jack Painter of the Adventist church, a large crowd being in attendance.
CHARLES RUSSELL ALESHIRE
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Jan 1923
RUSSELL ALESHIRE KILLS HIMSELF
Charles Russell Aleshire, known as “Pointer” Aleshire, committed suicide on the west side of the Shenandoah River in Springfield district, this county, early last Sunday afternoon, it is believed, his body having been found early Sunday night by Edward G. Smith, on a mountain path not far from the Smith home, which is on the Jacob Carvell farm, a short distance north of the H.J. Good mill. When found by Mr. Smith life was extinct and it is believed that the man had been dead several hours. Mr. Aleshire is said to have borrowed the shot gun with which he committed suicide from some one living near his home and secured a cartridge from a small boy also living in that neighborhood, telling the latter that he wanted to kill a squirrel. It is believed that he cut a forked stick along the road and used this in pulling the trigger, sending the ladi through his heart and making a great gaping wound. He was 72 years, 1 month and 27 days old, and is survived by several children, one son living at Bentonville. He made his home at Edward Smith’s. His wife before marriage was Miss Elizabeth Aleshire, near Stanley. She has been dead a number of years. The burial took place in the Rileyville cemetery on Monday afternoon,
though no services were held. He had been living in Springfield district for a number of years, for some time living on Dr. J.B. Brumback’s farm. He was a hard working man and no reason can be assigned for his rash act.
MRS. DELIA ALESHIRE
Page News & Courier, Friday 16 Sep 1921
DEATH OF MRS. ALESHIRE
Mrs. Delia May Clara Aleshire died at her home near Front Royal, September 9th after a brief illness... a daughter of Henry Campbell, who lives near Overall, this county. She was 22 years of age, and in addition to her parents is survived by an infant son about one week old, four sisters and six brothers. Her funeral was conducted by Rev. E.B. Cook in the Rileyville Methodist church, the interment taking place in the cemetery at that place.
MRS. ETTA V. ALESHIRE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 Aug 1929
DEATH OF MRS. JOHN W. ALESHIRE
Mrs. Etta V. Aleshire, wife of John W. Aleshire, residing between Stanley and Alma, died at the Harrisonburg hospital on Saturday, aged thirty-six years. Mrs. Aleshire was apparently in good health until three weeks ago when she developed acute Bright’s Disease, which had alarming progress from the first. A few days before her death she was taken to the Memorial Hospital where the decease occurred. Mrs. Aleshire was a daughter of Isaac Turner, deceased, of Egypt Bend, on the Shenandoah River, near Luray. She was a sister of Charles and Hoot Turner, of this county. She is survived by her husband and five children ranging in age from three or four years to seventeen years. Their names are Marie, Charlotte, Hascell, Hazel and Lillian Aleshire. The funeral was held at Leak’s Chapel at three o’clock Monday afternoon. Mrs. Aleshire was highly esteemed in the community. She was a Sunday School teacher at Hilliards Chapel and took a deep interest in religious work.
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Oct 1924
CONTRACTS DIPTHERIA FROM CHILD AND DIES
Henry Aleshire, a day laborer thirty years of age, living a mile and a half South of Stony Man, died on Monday from diptheria from which he had been suffering for two weeks.
There have been some isolated cases of diptheria on little-traveled roads to a few miles from Stony Man and two children in the Aleshire family contracted the disease. The father slept with one of the children and developed the disease soon afterwards. While the two children got well the issue was fatal with the parent. At the critical stage of the trouble it was impossible for the doctors to reach the Aleshire home on account of high water.
Henry Aleshire is survived by his wife, who was Miss Lucy Seal, and five children, two of the latter being girls and three boys, the oldest child being about ten years old and the youngest about three. The aged parents of the deceased, Jacob Aleshire and wife, lived with the son. David Gochenour married a sister of the deceased and there is another sister who is away from home.
The interment took place at Mt. Zion church at two o’clock Thursday afternoon there being a short service at the grave.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 22 Jun 1926
FOUND DEAD AT ALMA
Isaac Aleshire, for many years a resident of Kansas and other Western States, was found dead Saturday morning on the premises of Chas. L. Huffman, near Alma. Mr. Aleshire was sixty-eight years old and a bachelor. He arrived in the county last fall since which time he had lived with various relatives and friends. He spent Friday with his nephew Hunter Lucas and was on his way to the home of Eld. John B. Jenkins to pass the night when he was apparently taken ill on the way and died near Mr. Huffman's barn without reaching him... As a precautionary measure a coroner's inquest was held the verdict being that death was due to natural causes...
The deceased, who was a son of the late Isaac Aleshire, of Alma left this county about thirty-nine years ago. After ten years all trace of him was lost and he was supposed to be dead. However, after he had not been heard from for twenty-eight years, he returned to this county last fall after some preliminary correspondence. He reported that his life had been in many parts of the West, mainly working on farms. He was a brother of J.E. Aleshire, of Baltimore, J.W. Aleshire, of Oklahoma, and Mrs. George Knight and Mrs. Sallie Lucas, of Alma, this county. The funeral and interment which took place at the Alma Lutheran church, at 4:30 p.m., on Sunday were conducted by Eld. J.B. Jenkins...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 10 Apr 1928
SUDDEN DEATH OF JACOB ALESHIRE
Jacob Aleshire, a respected and industrious citizen residing on his little place near Stony Man, died suddenly on Sunday morning, aged about seventy years. Mr. Aleshire had been suffering for some time from Bright’s Disease but continued to got about. On Sunday morning he eat three eggs for breakfast, was stricken and died almost instantly in his chair. Mr. Aleshire was born in the Pine Grove section near Stanley, but had lived near Stony Man for many years owning a home with several acres of land attached and working on the farms nearby. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Nancy Aleshire, daughter of the late Jacob Echard. For many years Mr. Aleshire had been a member of the Brethren church. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Dave Gochenour, of Luray and another daughter in the West. A son, Henry Aleshire, died of diptheria a few years ago. The funeral was held at 3 p.m., yesterday at Mt. Zion Brethren church.
JAMES E. ALESHIRE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 21 Jan 1924
DEATH OF POLICEMAN ALESHIRE
After an illness of several months during which time he had twice undergone operations at the Harrisonburg hospital, James E. Aleshire, Stanley policeman, died last Friday night at the institution between ten and eleven o'clock. He was taken to the hospital last Sunday upon a recurrence of his former trouble, several weeks ago having been brought home after it was thought that he was recovering. A short time after reaching home he had a relapse. While he first had an attack of pneumonia his death was due to complication of troubles. Mr. Aleshire had been Stanley policeman for several years... He was married three times, his first wife being Miss Alice Mayes, the second Miss Dice Stroop, daughter of John Stroop, who formerly lived near Stanley, though now residing in Staunton, and the third Miss Bessie Long, of McGaheysville, Rockingham County, to whom he was married last October. By the first marriage there were three children- Mrs. Horace Estep, of Stanley, and Lloyd and Ray Aleshire, of Philadelphia. By the second marriage two children survive- Carroll and Preston Aleshire, of Stanley... The deceased was a son of the late Isaac Aleshire of the Stanley section and he is survived by the following brothers and sisters- Mrs. Vernon Petefish and Mrs. Leonard Petefish of Stanley; the brothers are Ernest and Clyde Aleshire, of Luray; Amos and Frank Aleshire, of Stanley, and Ashby Aleshire, of Washinton. He was about fifty-one years of age.
Mr. Aleshire's funeral which was held in the Stanley Adventist church on Monday morning was conducted by Rev. J.W. Leggett and Rev. Chas. A. Hall, of Luray, in the presence of a great crowd of people. The burial took place in the Adventist cemetery.
MRS. JAMES ALESHIRE
Page News & Courier, Friday 7 Apr 1922
DEATH OF MRS. ALESHIRE
Mrs. James Aleshire, whose husband is the Stanley town sergeant, died suddenly at her home about one mile north of that place at 4 o'clock on Sunday morning. Mrs. Aleshire had been suffering with something like the flu.... Mrs. Aleshire was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Stroop, formerly of Stanley and was about 34 years of age. She is survived by her husband and three children.... funeral servicees conducted at the Adventist church on Tuesday at 11 a.m. The funeral services were conducted by Elder A.J. Painter of the Adventist church of which the deceased was a member. The funeral was attended by her sister, Mrs. Blackwell, of Indiana...
JOHN B. ALESHIRE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 23 Sep 1930
DEATH OF JOHN B. ALESHIRE, OF MASSANUTTEN
John B. Aleshire, of Massanutten, .. miles West of Luray, one of the most respected and beloved citizens of that neighborhood, who was paralyzed on the night of August 13th. Died about seven o’clock yesterday morning. After sustaining the first stroke Mr. Aleshire regained the use of his faculties to some extent, but continued very weak and a second stroke Saturday hastened the end. His death causes a wave a sorrow in his community… He spent all his life in this county, having been born just south of Leaksville, where Claude Shaffer now resides, and acquiring his present farm in Massanutton about the time of his marriage, a little less than a half century ago. He passed his seventy-third birthday last Feb. 28th…
Mr. Aleshire was a son of the late Reuben and Bettie Brubaker Aleshire. He married Miss Mattie Miller, a sister of Mrs. Isaac N. Bowers and the late David F. Miller, of this county. This lady survives him with one son, Samuel R. Aleshire, who lives at the home place and farmed jointly with his father. Another son, Harry Aleshire, died a number of years ago, leaving two sons Reuben Aleshire of the U.S. Marines and Scott Aleshire, of Roanoke. Mr. Aleshire, the subject of this notice, leaves one brother, Charles Aleshire, of Indiana, and the following sisters: Mrs. Mattie Price, of Alma, Mrs. Sallie Koontz, of Marksville, Mrs. Abram (Mollie) Shirley, of near Luray, Mrs. W.M. (Susie) Strickler, of Leaksville, Mrs. Lee (Lula) Burner, of Leaksville and Mrs. Emma Miller, of Luray. One sister, Mrs. J.L. Yowell, is deceased.
Nowhere, perhaps, will Mr. Aleshire be missed more than in his church. Hhe was a member for years and had long been a deacon in that body.
The funeral will be held at 11 o’clock tomorrow morning from the Mill Creek Old School Baptist church with his pastor, Eld. John B. Jenkins, in charge, and interment in the old Aleshire graveyard near Leaksville.
JOHN WILLIAM ALESHIRE (I)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 11 Nov 1930
PAGE MAN DIES AT ST. JOHN KANSAS
John William Aleshire, aged 78 years, who moved from this county to Kansas forty years ago, died at his home on Oct. 31st. He was a brother of J.E. Aleshire, of Baltimore and Mrs. Sallie Lucas, and Mrs. George Knight, of Alma. His wife who survive shim in feeble health is a daughter of George W. Short, deceased, of Stanley. Mr. Aleshire's last visit to this county was ten years ago. He was a successful farmer... A few years ago when his health began to become feeble he sold his farm and bought a small place at St. John where he died. Forty years ago he moved from Page to Kansas, then moved to Oklahoma, and then back to Kansas. Six children, all married, survive him, two in St. John, one in Oklahoma, and three more in various parts of Kansas.
JOHN W. ALESHIRE (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 21 Nov 1930
A GOOD MAN PASSES ON
(From St. John, Kan., Weekly News)
John W. Aleshire passed away at 12:50 p.m., Friday aftern an illness of several weeks. However Mr. Aleshire had apparently recovered from his serious illness and was able to be on thre steets for a couple of weeks... It was said that death was caused by Bright's disease.
Funeral services were conducted from the N.E. Baker house at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, where Mr. and Mrs. Aleshire had been living for a month or more. Mrs. Baker being a daughter. The services were conducted by Rev. W.M. Austin, pastor of the Methodist church... Interment followed in Fairvew cemetery...
John William, son of Isaac and Susan Aleshire, was born in Page county, Va, June 18, 1852, and departed this life October 31, 1930 at the age of 78 years, 4 months and 12 days.
He was united in marriage with Mary Ann Short, July 8, 1872, in Virginia. To this union seven children were born- all daughters, five of whom survive- Mrs. H.F. Cornwell, St. John, Kan.; Mrs. W.T. Shite, Dodge City, Kan.; Mrs. N.E. Baker, St. John, Kan.; Mrs. R.H. Shute, Macksville, Kan.; and Mrs. Glenn Arnold, San Angelo, Tex.
Mr. Aleshire moved from Virginia to Kansas in March, 1885, locating at Great Bend. in the fall of 1893 the family moved to Oklahoma where Mr. Aleshire homesteaded land near Aline and where the family resided for seventeen years, moving from Oklahoma to Cowley county, Kansas. In the year 1919 Mr. and Mrs. Aleshire moved to St. John Kansas, which has since been their home.
In the year 1892 Mr. Aleshire united with the Methodist church at Seward, Kansas, and remained a consistent Christian to the end.
Mr. Aleshire leaves to mourn his loss, his aged wife; five daughters, nineteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren; one brother and three sisters...
Page News & Courier, Friday 9 Sep 1921
DEATH OF MR. ALESHIRE
The sudden death of Luther Aleshire at his home in Hamburg, three miles west of Luray, at an early hour last Saturday morning came as a shock to all who knew him as only a few were aware of his illness. He was taken sick about a week before while hauling wood in the Massanutton mountains. Physicians at that time pronounced his trouble appendicitis. For several days afterward he was thought to have improved. On Thursday night it is said Mr. Aleshire ate heartily of watermelon. From this time he grew rapidly worse. Local physicians deemed an immediate operation necessary when Dr. Snarr, of the Harrisonburg hospital was sent for arriving late Friday evening. An operation was performed soon after the arrival of Dr. Snarr who pronounced Mr. Aleshire’s trouble as peritonitis. It appears that Mr. Aleshire’s malady had progressed too far to save his life, his death occurring at the time stated. The deceased was a son of Benj. F. Aleshire, who also lives near Hamburg, and was an upright, hardworking man. The burial took place in the Aleshire graveyard at the home of Perry Aleshire near Long, this county on Sunday morning, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. F.A. Tinney of the Luray Church of Christ. Mr. Aleshire was 45 years and 5 months of age and is survived by a widow and three small children.
OLIVER P. ALESHIRE
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Jan 1929
DEATH OF O.P. ALESHIRE
Oliver P. Aleshire, a highyl respected old citizen, of near Long, this county, died at his home at nine o'clock yesterday, morning after an illness of eight or ten months with Bright's Disease. He had been confined to his bed for a few weeks. In the last two months his decline has been very rapid...
Mr. Aleshire passed his 73d birthday on July 18th last. He was born near Antioch church, the son of Noah Aleshire, deceased, and he was the last member of the family, his brothers, T.W. and B.F. Aleshire, having died some years ago. Three years ago he lost his wife, who was Miss Susan V. Price, sister of T.J. and the late G.W. Price, of Stony Man. The surviving children are Mrs. Lettie Foster, of Roanoke, Kirby F. Aleshire, of near Long, and Vernon F. Aleshire, of near Washington, D.C. Mr. Aleshire was a farmer all his life. He bought a small farm near Long about fifty years ago on which he has resided ever since. He was an industrious, upright citizen. Years ago he became a member of the Old School Baptist church.
The funeral will be held at Mt. Zion Brethren church at 2 p.m., today, (Friday) Eld. R.H. Pittman, of the Old School Baptists, conducting the services with burial in Mt. Zion cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Nov 1921
DEATH OF MR. ALESHIRE
Peter Aleshire, living in the neighborhood of Leak's Chapel, in the Stanley section, died on Wednesday of this week, after an illness of several weeks, of cancer of the stomach, with which he had suffered for the past three months or more. Mr. Aleshire was about 60 years of age and is survived by the following children: Mrs. Charles Nauman, of Ohio; John W. Aleshire, and Oscar Aleshire, of the Stanley section; Mrs. Bertie Kite, of Martinsburg and Mrs. Bessie Kite, who lived with her father. In addition to these Mr. Aleshire is survived by a widow... member of the Christian church for many years. The burial took place at Leak's Chapel on Friday, the services being conducted by his pastor, Rev. R.P. Crumpler of Leaksville.
MRS. PETER S. ALESHIRE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Jun 1924
DEATH OF MRS. P.S. ALESHIRE
Mrs. Peter S. Aleshire, of Leak’s Chapel, died of paralysis Sunday aged about sixty-five years. She was a widow and leaves the following children: John Aleshire, of Leak’s Chapel, Mrs. Bessie Kite and Mrs. Luberta Keyser and another married daughter in Martinsburg. She lived with her son in law, Ed. Kite. She will be buried at Leak’s Chapel at 2 p.m., Tuesday. Mrs. Aleshire was a member of the Christian church. Further details are lacking.
MRS. REBECCA ALESHIRE
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Nov 1921
DEATH OF MRS. ALESHIRE
Mrs. Rebecca Aleshire, aged about 65 years, died suddenly last Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Alger between Compton and Bentonville. The burial took place at Compton on Sunday, the services being conducted by Rev. E.B. Cook, of the Methodist church, the deceased having been a member of this denomination for many years. She was highly esteemed by all who knew her, the funeral services being attended by a large number of friends.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 15 Feb 1927
DEATH OF RUSSELL ALESHIRE
Russell C. Aleshire an honorable and highly esteemed young man living near Stanley, died at seven o'clock Saturday evening after several years declining health... His age was twenty-two years, two months and eight days. Mr. Aleshire is survived by his parents. Overseer of the Poor and Mrs. M.D. Aleshire, and by two brothers, Luther and Lester Aleshire of Stanley. He also leaves a young widow and infant child, the mother being a daughter of Dick Stroop, of near Stanley. The funeral which took place at the Adventist church near Stanley at two o'clock Sunday evening was conducted by Eld. John B. Jenkins, the interment taking place in the Adventist cemetery...
MRS. SUSAN VIRGINIA ALESHIRE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 29 Dec 1925
DEATH OF MRS. O.P. ALESHIRE
Mrs. Susan Virginia Aleshire, wife of Oliver Perry Aleshire, died on December 23 at the Aleshire home near Long, this county, where she had lived for more than forty years. Her health had been failing gradually for several years. About a year ago she underwent hospital treatment without any lasting benefit, and her condition declined rapidly thereafter. Her surviving family includes her husband, O.P. Aleshire, to whom she was married more than forty-six years ago, two sons, Kirby F. Aleshire and Vernon F. Aleshire, of near Long, and one daughter, Mrs. Lettie Foster, of Roanoke. Her children nursed her tenderly during her last days. Her age was sixty-seven years, one month and twenty-six days. Mrs. Aleshire leaves one brother, Thomas J. Price, of near Luray, and two sisters, Mrs. B.M. Davis, of Charles Town, W.Va., and Mrs. W.D. Shuler of Hutchinson, Kansas. Mrs. Davis was here to see her sister a week or two ago.
… In early years she united with the church and her faith never wavered. Her funeral which was held at Mt. Zion church at 11 a.m., on Christmas Day was conducted by Rev. C.W. Cassell of the Lutheran church of which the deceased had so long been a member. Burial in Mt. Zion cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 23 Oct 1928
DEATH OF SON OF JOHN ALGER
Syria, Va., Oct. 19- Ashby Alger, son of John Alger, died Oct. 15th. He was born March 10, 1874. He leaves a widow, formerly Miss Carrie Good, and four children. His wife is a daughter of Charley Good of near Stanley. He has been afflicted with tuberculosis for two years. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Thomas Cave, of near Dark Hollow.
MRS. BARBARA ALGER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 4 Mar 1930
DEATH OF MRS. MARTIN V. ALGER NEAR OVERALL
Mrs. Barbara Ellen Alger, widow of Martin V. Alger, died at 9:30 a.m., on Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Lang, near Overall, where she had resided for sometime. Wile she had reached the advanced age of eighty-one years, Mrs. Alger had been quite active until about ten days ago when her condition became serious. It is thought that she was paralyzed just before the end came.
Mrs. Alger was a daughter of John Stoneberger of this county, her mother having been Mary Kite before marriage. She was born on June 10, 1848. Her husband, Martin V. Alger, a highly respected and honorable citizen of the Compton neighborhood, died about twelve years ago. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. John Lang, of Overall, with whom she resided, and the following sons, Jacob, Isaac, Hubert, George, Reuben and Edward Alger, all living in the Rileyville-Compton section, except Hubert Alger, whose home has been at Charles Town, W.Va., for a number of years. She also leaves one brother, James Stoneberger, who is older than herself and is living in Warren county.
The death of Mrs. Alger removed one of the oldest residents of Springfield district… For a great many years she belonged to the Brethren church…
The funeral was held at the Compton church on Sunday afternoon, Eld. Hubert F. Sours, of the brethren conducted the services. The interment being in the family graveyard.
Page News & Courier, Friday 13 Apr 1928
RILEYVILLE YOUNG MAN DIES AT READING, PA
Carson Alger, aged about twenty-four years, son of Mrs. Adam B. Alger, of Rileyville, this county, died on Wednesday morning in the hospital in Reading, Pa., in which city he has been an employee of the machine shops for some time. He had been a patient in the hospital three months following an attack of flu. His body was brought to this county and will be buried at Leak’s Chapel. The young man is a grandson of Andrew Alger, deceased, of Rileyville, and also of the late Daniel Dovel, of Honeyville. He is survived by his mother, and several brothers including Carl and Floyd Alger, of Rileyville.
DOROTHY & FRANCES ALGER (INFANTS)
Page News & Courier, Friday 13 Jun 1924
WHILE MOTHER IS SHOPPING TWO CHILDREN BURN TO DEATH
Locked in their home while the mother had walked three or four miles to Stanley to buy some household necessities, Dorothy and Frances Alger, two and three years of age, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Alger, who lived a short distance south of Honey Run trestle on the Norfolk & Western Railway, were burned to death in a fire that destroyed the Alger dwelling house on Wednesday evening about four o’clock. The exact origin of the fire will probably never be known as the only thing could be found in the embers of the smouldering building were the charred and blackened remains of the two little girls who several hours before had been placed in the home by the mother, doubtless with the thought that they would thus be safe and out of the drizzling rain that fell all that day in the hollow where the Alger home was located. It is believed that the children had in some away gotten hold of matches which were perhaps lighted by the tots in an effort to build a fire as the day was raw and uncomfortable. Mrs. Alger says that was no fire in the house when she left.
When the fire was discovered by a son of Dill Dallas, who also lives in the sam section but not in sight of the Alger home, the flames had made such headway as to preclude all possibility of saving it or rescuing the children. Powerless thus to save them those who looked on could only watch the flames as they did their worst in the destruction of the building, contents and helpless children.
A pathetic feature of the double tragedy is the fact that the fire takes as its toll all of the children that Mr. and Mrs. Alger had. The building was a four-room and kitchen frame structure and while not in sight of the Honey Run trestle was only about four hundred yards up the hollow toward the Blue Ridge.
The mother of the children says that she believes that she was absent from the home for several hours, in which she covered something like seven miles going and coming from Stanley and doing her shopping in that town, her husband at that time being in Warren county, where he is employed in helping to install the electric block system on the Norfolk & Western Railway. The ages of the children burned to death rendered any help each might have given the other a remote possibility.
Mrs. Alger is a daughter of Daniel J. Corder, of Rappahannock county, formerly of Luray, her mother before marriage being a Miss Cubbage of the Honeyville section, while Mr. Alger is a son of the late Charles Alger, of the same section who several years ago died in the Harrisonburg hospital, his mother Mrs. Lena Alger, daughter of Reuben Painter, of Stanley, living a short distance northwest of the Honey Run trestle.
The blackened remains of the two little children were buried at Leak’s Chapel on Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock.
Jack Alger is an industrious citizen of that section of the county, for a number of years at different times having been employed in different capacities by the Norfolk and Western Railway.
E. WILMER ALGER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 May 1925
PNEUMONIA FATAL TO WILMER ALGER
E. Wilmer Alger, a highly respected citizen living near Alma, this county, died of pneumonia at three o’clock Thursday afternoon, aged about forty-seven years. Mr. Alger had not been entirely well for years but continued to look after business until a few weeks ago, when he was seized with an attack of grip. This left him with a weakened heart. Finally pneumonia developed and was almost immediately fatal. Eld. J.A. Racer, of Luray, left here on Thursday morning to nurse Mr. Alger but so rapid was the progress of the disease that the patient died in a few hours.
Mr. Alger owned a farm near Alma which was at one time the property of his deceased father, Abram Alger. With farming he combined threshing and saw mill business for much of his life. In earlier manhood he was a school teacher a short time… It is believed that his sickness was brought on by bringing a saw mill from Elkton to his home in the rain. For years Mr. Alger was a member of the Lutheran church.
He leaves a widow, Mrs. Ada Huffman Alger, who is a daughter of the late Andrew J. Huffman, of Alma, and two children, Emmet and Edna Alger, both in their teens. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. William L. Huffman, of Alma, wife of the rural carrier on Route No. 1 from Stanley, and Miss Alger, a single sister residing with Mrs. Huffman. Mr. Alger’s funeral was held at the Alma Lutheran church at two o’clock Saturday afternoon, his pastor, Rev. A.L. Bolick, in charge.
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Apr 1930
Fred Alger, age 43, killed himself with a shot gun in a small shop about sixty yeards from his home, two miles South of Newport, about four o’clock on Tuesday morning. The preceded day Alger was arrested near Harrisonburg on a charge of driving a car under the influence of liquor. He was bailed by Ray Huffman of Huffman’s garage, Shenandoah City, where he was employed. On going home that night he did not retire and spent the night brooding over his trouble. No one heard him leave the house or enter the shop, nor died the fatal shot arouse the household. His wife went to the shop and found him about six o’clock, Tuesday morning. He ended his life with a single barrel shot gun, evidently placing the butt of the gun on the floor of the shop… It is said that he had threatened to take his life on previous occasions. Alger had been rather thrifty but it is said that his life had been irregular for some time, and that he was not doing well financially.
The automobile accident that was the prelude to the suicide occurred Monday morning at the home of W.A. Blose five miles from Harrisonburg on the Elkton pike…
Alger was the son of Fred Alger, deceased, and a brother of David Alger, of this county. He leaves a widow who was a daughter of John Campbell, deceased, of Newport. He is also survived by two little boys. He owned a home and several acres of land. The funeral took place at the Newport Brethren church at 11 a.m., yesterday, Eld. Ernest Cave conducting the services with interment in the David Alger graveyard.
JAMES "DOC" ALGER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Feb 1925
DOC ALGER DIES AT THE HANDS OF A WOMAN
Doc Alger, of Syria, Madison county, who some years ago figured to some extent in the criminal records of Page and Rockingham counties was killed by his sister-in-law last week. Doc was a son of John Alger, deceased, of Tanner's Ridge, Page county, and a brother of John A. Alger, who has been in trouble on various occasions and recently was set upon by several men at Keystone sustained a fractures skull and came near dying. In recent years Doc Alger has lived on Robert Graves place near Dark Hollow. He was about forty years old. It is a rather striking circumstance that Philip Alger, a deceased brother of Doc, murdered his brother's wife, and now Doc, is killed by the wife of another brother. The Madison Eagle thus giving the story of Doc's death:
Tuesday evening (Feb. 17) about dark James (Doc) Alger was fatally shot by Mrs. Pheny Alger, the wife of Martin Alger, about 4 1-2 miles above Syria in Madison county.
The following witnesses testified before the jury to-wit: Pheny Alger, Martin Alger, Nancy Alger, Allen Griffin, Martin Griffin, Roy Taylor, Susan Smith, Charlie Smith, Wesley Smith and Brash Woodward.
From the evidence it appears that James (Doc) Alger and Martin Alger and his wife had been to visit Mrs. Nancy Alger, mother of Doc and Martin. When Martin and his wife left Doc came with them. On the way to the home of Martin Alger the two men had some trouble and Doc knocked Martin down and kicked him in the face and ribs. Martin's wife asked him not to hurt her husband, and then Doc turned on her and struck her, and she and the children ran to her house and shut the door. When Doc came to the door Mrs. Alger asked him to leave as he had nearly killed her husband. He kept on eating on the door and stated that he intended to kill her. Mrs. Alger told him that if he broke the door down he would get in trouble and again asked him to leave. Doc said that he could shoot it full of holes as he had a seven shot pistol. At that point the door gave way and Doc was shot by Mrs. Alger as he entered the door.
Allen Griffin, 13 years old, testified as follows: "I was in the house and hear some one call. In went to see who it was. When I got there Uncle Doc was kicking Uncle Martin on the head and in the side. Aunt Pheny pulled Uncle Doc off Uncle Martin. She hollered murder, and Doc said he would murder her. We all ran to the house and just as we got there Uncle Doc struck Aunt Pheny in the face. She shut the door and he began to knock on it, and she told him to go away. She told him the second time to go away. She told him if he did not go away she would shoot him. He then got the door open and she shot him. After he was shot he said that if her had gotten in there he was going to kill her and the children. He also said when at the door that if he could not get in he would shoot the door full of holes as he had a seven shooter.
Alger lived three hours after he was shot and there was some conflict as to just what he said after the fatal shot was fired. Brash Woodward testified that he was sent for and when he got there Doc only said "I have not done anything to any one."
Dr. C.F. Ross testified as follows: "I found a gun shot wound in the abdomen...
The following is the report of the jury: "James (Doc) Alger came to his death from a gun shot would from a gun in the hands of one Pheny Alger. We, the jury, from the testimony and circumstances do hereby decide that the said James (Doc) Alger came to his death from the hands of Pheny Alger in defense of her home and person and therefore the shooting was justifiable."
Page News & Courier, Friday 21 Apr 1922
DEATH OF PHILIP ALGER
Philip Alger near Elkton, died Wednesday April 12, 1922, of heart dropsy. His age was 67 years, 10 months and 7 days. He was married 46 years ago to Miss Jane Rinehart. He is survived by his wife, seven children- two sons and five daughters, and twenty-five grand children. The funeral services were conducted in Bethel Christian church near East Point, Friday, April 14th, by his pastor, Rev. R.P. Crumpler. The interment was made in the Dovel grave yard nearby. Mr. Alger and wife were natives of Page county, having moved from the Newport section to East Rockingham several years ago. The deceased was the last surviving brother of the late Charles Alger, of Newport and Mrs. J.S. Keyser, of Ingham. Mrs. Philip Alger is a sister of Frank Rhinehart and Mrs. Hubert Huffman, of Battle Creek and Mrs. Andrew Campbell of Massanutton.
Mr. Alger was a consistent member of Bethel Christian church for about 25 years, being one of its charter members…
MRS. CORA ANDERSON
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Aug 1921
DEATH OF MRS. ANDERSON
Mrs. Cora Anderson, wife of Hoover Anderson, of Baltimore, died at the John Hilliards place a short distance north of Stanley, on Sunday night about 11 o'clock. She had been in ill health for a long time and her death was due to tuberculosis. For a number of years Mrs. Anderson had been living in Baltimore, though resided at Stanley for some time. Her husband has for a long time been a foreman on the Norfolk and Western Railroad engaged in heavy construction work. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Virginia Anderson. Mrs. Anderson was thirty eight years of age and was a daughter of Reuben Painter, an aged citizen of the Stanley section, her mother dying about a month ago. Three sisters and one brother survive her. The former are Mrs. William J. Rodgers, of Stanley; Mrs. Charles Kite, of Ingham and Mrs. Charles R. Alger, of Honeyville, the latter husband being critically ill now in Harrisonburg hospital. The brother is James Painter who lives near Stanley. The funeral took place at the Adventist church near Stanley on Wednesday afternoon...
GEORGE W. ATKINS
Page News & Courier, Friday 16 Sep 1921
DEATH OF GEORGE ATKINS
George W. Atkins, well known in Page county, having resided near the top of the Blue Ridge on the Rappahannock side for years, died in the Charlottesville hospital last Saturday night. He was taken to that institution several days before suffering from an affection in the leg resembling gangrene. Soon after reaching the hospital his condition became worse and physicians decided that an operation at that time was undesirable. His death was primarily die to this cause, through there were complications. He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Polk and Thomas Atkins, and Mrs. Clinda Jenkins, who is now in the hospital receiving treatment for some affection of the eyes at the Charlottesville hospital and Mrs. Bettie Wodward, of East Luray. He is survived by the following children: George “Kip”, and Harry Atkins and Mrs. Harvey Fox, Mrs. Walter Atkins and Mrs. James Ramey, Mrs. Ernest Dodson, Mrs. Janice Brown and Mrs. Kate Judd, who reside at the home place. His wife who was a Miss Jenkins, died many years ago. Mr. Atkins was some where between 70 and 75 years of age. The burial took place on Monday at the John Atkins graveyard near Sperryville, the funeral being conducted by Dr. J.A. Huffard, of Luray.
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Jan 1923
John Atkins, of Sperryville, who was hurt by the automobile of Will Fincham Christmas died January 7th at the home of his son, Reuben Atkins at Fletchers Mill, where he was taken after the accident. He leaves a wife, who is ill with pneumonia, and a number of children and grandchildren.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 Mar 1926
DEATH OF THOS. ATKINS
Thomas Atkins, an old Confederate soldier, died at his home in Rappahannock county on Feb. 24, 1926, aged about 88 years. He has been a member of the New School Baptist church for about 28 years. A good, kind and obliging neighbor… Mr. Atkins leaves six children as follows: John H. Atkins, Luray, Va.; James and Ernest Atkins, of Rappahannock county; Mrs. Dora Atkins and Mrs. Lillie Cornell, of Rappahannock county; and Mrs. Bertie Maloney, Front Royal, Va.
Page News & Courier, Friday 27 Oct 1922
FUNERAL OF MR. BAILEY
The funeral of George Bailey, the aged auctioneer, took place on last Friday, the day following his death.... For well on to a century Mr. Bailey was identified with the affairs of Page county... The old monthly county courts would not have seemed like county courts without his presence... He was a constant reader of newspapers and magazines... his father which occurred at the age of ninety-six years. All of his children were here when he died except, Mrs. Lizzie Francke, of St. Paul, Minn. The oldest son, Charles L., of New Virginia, Iowa, is aged seventy three years but does not appear over sixty. The other survivors are Samuel W., of Illinois, Thomas H. , and J.L. Bailey and Mrs. Ed Kiblinger and Mrs. A.J. Comer, of Page... Broaddus Jenkins was his faithful nurse all though his illness. Eld. R.H. Pittman conducted the funeral services, the remains being buried near the home of the deceased... Mr. Bailey had lost two sons, William J., who died in South Carolina sixteen years ago, and David E., whose decease occurred in Minnesota twelve years earlier.
... Until comparatively late in life he walked regularly nine miles to court at Luray... Then he took to going on horseback and when he could no longer travel thus he quit going altogether... Mr. Bailey lived at his present home near Mauck for sixty five years, having been born in the same locality and there passed all his days. While not highly educated according to present day standards he was a good businessman...
JAMES F. BAILEY
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 18 Nov 1924
JAMES F. BAILEY
James F. Bailey was born July 13, 1845, and died Oct. 6, 1924, in Madison county, near Fletcher. He was twice married, first to Miss Brokie Ann Offenbacker and secondly to Miss Ochella Cave. Both of his wives preceded him to the grave. They were natives of Page county. He had three children by his first marriage and nine by his last union. Mr. Bailey was a brave Confederate soldier, a member of Co. K., 23d regiment, Virginia cavalry. He was a sharpshooter and was wounded at Shepherdstown, W.Va. The deceased was a noble Christian man. He is survived by three sons- Madison Co. Eagle.
JAMES W. BAILEY
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Sep 1922
DEATH OF JAMES W. BAILEY
James W. Bailey, a son of the late Harvey Bailey, of Pine Grove, died at his home above Henderson's Mill, in the Marksville neighborhood last Tuesday morning, aged fifty-seven years.... The deceased was a brother of T.J., G.N., S.F., and R.L. Bailey, Mrs. I.A. Hutchinson and Mrs. George Cave, of Stanley and J.A. Bailey, of Harrisonburg. Mr. Bailey, was unmarried. A sister, Mrs. Dolan, of Brunswick, was buried but a few weeks ago. The funeral which took place on Wednesday was conducted by Rev. R.P. Crumpler, the remains being buried in the family graveyard.
MRS. JENNIE BAILEY
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 22 May 1924
SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. BAILEY
Mrs. Jennie Bailey, wife of Thos. H. Bailey, of Shenandoah, died suddenly at her home in that place at an early hour Friday morning. Mrs. Bailey retired in her usual health on Thursday night, that day having gone to visit a neighbor. The first intimation that Mr. Bailey had of his wife’s sickness was when he heard her groaning as he was rising for the day. She expired before Mr. Bailey reached her. Mrs. Bailey had been an active woman, though subject to heart trouble, which was the cause of her death… Before marriage she was Miss Jennie Hoak, daughter of the late Gideon Hoak. Mr. Bailey is a son of the late Geo. Bailey, of Marksville, who was noted as an auctioneer, a calling which is now followed by his son. Her surviving sisters are Mrs. Jacob Kiblinger and Mrs. William Kiblinger, of Augusta county and Mrs. B.F. Printz, of Roanoke. Her brothers are Benton Hoak, of the Ida section and Henry Hoak, of Ohio. She had been a member of the Lutheran church for a long time. The burial took place in the Geo. Bailey graveyard near Marksville on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, a large crowd being present. Rev. C.I. Morgan, of Luray, was in charge of the funeral services. Her children are mrs. Della Allen, of Roanoke, and Miss Vernie Bailey, the latter a trained nurse of New York, both of whom arrived in Shenandoah in time for the funeral.
MRS. MARIE BAILEY
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 4 Aug 1925
DEATH OF MARIE BAILEY
Marie Bailey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Bailey, of Harrisonburg died at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday at the home of her grandfather, Charles Jenkins, in Jordan Hollow near Stanley. The child was about fourteen years old and had been ill from leakage of the heart for a year past having been treated at hospitals in Harrisonburg and Baltimore. About three months ago she was brought from the Rockingham Memorial Hospital to her grandfather's, and has been there ever since, her mother being with her. Her parents and a younger sister, Mary Catherine survive her. Her funeral was held at Graves Chapel on Monday, Rev. H.J. Dudley conducting the services.
MRS. RACHEL BAILEY
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Nov 1920
Mrs. Rachel Bailey, of Rileyville, died last Sunday night, aged 88 years. She had been in feeble health for some time. She had been a widow for many years her husband having been Jeremiah Bailey, an old Confederate soldier. Prior to her marriage she was a Miss Deavers. Jack, John and Thomas Bailey are her sons.
MRS. SIDNEY BAILEY
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Sep 1922
DEATH OF MRS. JAS. F. BAILEY
Mrs. Sidney Bailey, wife of James F. Bailey, residing near Tanner’s Ridge school house on the Blue Ridge, died on Wednesday of this week after several months illness due to a complication of troubles. The deceased who was about seventy years old was a sister of Revs. Henry Cave, deceased and Rev. John Cave, two well known preachers of the Blue Ridge section. Her husband who survives her is a Confederate veteran. He also leaves one son, Charles L. Bailey, of Madison county. Mrs. Bailey was a member of the Methodist church. The funeral took place from the home at 2 p.m., on Thursday, her remains being interred in the family grave yard.
THOMAS H. BAILEY
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 20 Sep 1927
DEATH OF SHENANDOAH CITY AUCTIONEER
Thomas H. Bailey, a well known resident of Shenandoah this county, who followed the calling of auctioneer in connection with other occupations and who in his gifts as a sale crier emulated his later father, Geo. Bailey, of Mauck, this county, died at his home of paralysis at 9 a.m., on Friday at the age of seventy-six years. Mr. Bailey’s strength had been declining for some time and for the last three years he had not led an active life, but he was on the streets as usual until last Saturday, being stricken the next day. He attended the Old School Baptist Association at Hawksbill the last of August and then spent three days with his sister, Mrs. Ed. Kiblinger, near Mauck.
Mr. Bailey leaves two daughters, Miss Vernie Bailey, a trained nurse of New York City, and Mrs. Della Allen of Roanoke, Va., both of whom were with him during his last hours. His wife who was Miss Jennie Hoak, of this county, died three years ago. His surviving brothers and sisters are Mrs. Ed Kiblinger, of Mauck, Mrs. A..J Comer, of near Luray, Mrs. S.E. Francke, of St. Paul, Minn., Charles Bailey, of Iowa, Samuel Bailey, of Illinois and J.L. Bailey, postmaster at Stanley, this county. A number of this large and prominent family have passed away…
The deceased had lived at Shenandoah for many years. He was a genial and neighborly citizen… The funeral took place from the home of his sister, Mrs. Ed Kiblinger near Mauck on Saturday afternoon, Rev. A.L. Boliek, of the Lutheran persuasion conducted the services. Mr. Bailey being a member of that church. The interment was in the Bailey graveyard, near Mauck.
MRS. NELLIE BAUGHER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 25 Sep 1928
MRS. NELLIE BAUGHER DIES AT SWIFT RUN
Mrs. Nellie S. Baugher, widow of the late Gordon Baugher, of Swift Run, died at her home on Wednesday at 9 p.m. She was the daughter of the late Solomon and Fannie Shipplett, of Swift Run.
Mrs. Baugher was born Dec. 23, 1846. Until recently she had been very active. About five weeks ago she fell and broke her hip. The suffering caused a rapid decline in her health.
The following children survive: Mrs. Ela Weakley, of Stokesville, Mrs. Annie Baugher, of Swift Run, Mrs. Reuben Lucas, Mrs. John Comer, Mrs. Frank P. Comer, of Shenandoah, Asa Baugher of Covington, J. Fox Baugher, of Sparrows Point, Md. Two children preceded her to the grave- Rev. S.L. Baugher and Victoria Baugher. There are forty-five grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren who survive her.
The deceased has been a member of the United Brethren church for the past fifty years. The funeral was held Saturday at 2:00 p.m., Rev. J.W. Brill, officiating.
THOMAS E. BEAGHAN
Page News & Courier, Friday 21 Dec 1928
PASSING OF A SHENANDOAH CITY PIONEER
Thomas E. Beaghan, who was stricken on the streets of Shenandoah, Monday afternoon and died at his home an hour later, was one of the earliest settlers of that place. Mr. Beaghan came to the community in 1885 when it was known as Shenandoah Iron Works. He was employed by William Milnes as master mechanic at the Gem Furnace. He came from his birthplace, Danville, Pa. When the furnace closed down, Mr. Beaghan was employed at the shops as a machinist holding the position for a number of years until he was engaged as superintendent of the city water and light plant. After acting in the latter capacity for a number of years, he resigned and returned to the shops in whcih he was a machinist to the day of his death.
Last Monday Mr. Beaghan worked until three in the afternoon when he started for his home and was taken violently ill on the street at 3:35 p.m. He was conveyed to his home in an automobile and died just an hour later...
Mr. Beaghan's parents came from Dublin, Ireland to Danville, Pa. The deceased has four brothers and four sisters of whom James Beaghan resides at Shenandoah. Mrs. Thomas Beaghan who survives was formerly Miss Jeanette Coverstone, daughter of Jacob and Bettie Coverstone of the same community. Their surviving children are; Geo. L., John, Wm., Henry and Thos. E. Beaghan and Mrs. Mary Wolf. Mr. Beaghan gave each of his children a building lot and they erected homes around him living in true patriarchal style. At present Henry is located in New York and Thomas E. in Columbus, O.
The funeral will be held at the Methodist church at 2:30 p.m., on Saturday, the Masons being in charge and Rev. W.H. Ballengee the officiating minister. Burial in the Methodist cemetery.
A. ALLEN BEAHM
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Jun 1927
DEATH OF A.A. BEAHM
A. Allen Beahm, aged 67 years, 3 months and 22 days, an industrious and respected cititzen of the Rileyville community, whose deceased was briefly reported in the last News and Courier, passed away at 10:50 a.m., last Monday.... Mr. Beahm was born and spent his entire life within a radius of a mile near Rileyville. His parents were George and Phoebe Bailey Beahm. Two brothers, Edward Beahm, of Mt. Jackson, and Thomas Beahm, of Findley, O., and two sisters, Mrs. Amanda Cameron, of Kimball, and Mrs. Elkins Kirby, of Forestville, Va., survive.
Mr. Beahm was twice married. By his first wife, who was Miss Jeanette Jones, he leaves the following children: Mrs. Wilber Vaughan, Mrs. D.B. Abbott, Vernon Beahm and Joseph Beahm, of Rileyville, and Mrs. W.B. Vaughan, of Luray. The second wife, formerly Miss Virgie Deavers, survives with four daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Zook, of Takoma Park, Md., and Misses Hazel, Pauline and Mozelle Beahm, at home. Mrs. Arthur Vaughan, another daughter, died in recent years. The surviving grandchildren of Mr. Beahm number thirteen and there are five great grandchildren.
Mr. Beahm owned a small farm and was a thrifty and industrious citizen. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist church. His funeral which was held from the home at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, was conducted by Rev. H.D. Anderson and Rev. G.K. Heydrick. Burial near the home.
GEORGE W. BEAHM
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Aug 1923
DIES AT THE AGE OF 98
George W. Beahm, a highly respected and prosperous farmer died at his home East of Sperryville, on Sunday, August 5th. He was 98 years, 3 months and 28 days of age. His death was due to infirmities incident to his age. Mr. Beahm was born in Page but lived in Rappahannock almost all his life, and for the past 62 years he resided at the home place where the end came peacefully last Sunday morning. He was a faithful member of the New School Baptist church. Owing to the absence of a pastor of this denomination his funeral was conducted by Elder Lewis Hudson of the Regular Baptist church. He is survived by the following children:- Mrs. W.S. Jenkins, with whom he resided; Mrs. Charles Frazier, of Rappahannock; Mrs. Jessie Baldwin, of Culpeper, Frank Beahm, of Harrisonburg, Abram Beahm, of Rappahannock, Booton Beahm, of Culpeper, Edward Beahm, of Washington, D.C., John Beahm, Fairfax, Charles Beahm, of Kansas, Marshall Beahm, of California, and Peyton Beahm, of North Dakota. A number of the above family are already well advanced in years, one son in attendance at the funeral being 75 years old. Early and Amos Baker, of this county, grand sons of the deceased attended the funeral on Sunday.
The deceased was born on the Blue Ridge above Kimball, but ninety years ago at the age of eight years he located for life in Rappahannock county.
MRS. JOSEPHINE BEAHM
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Mar 1924
PAGE LADY DIES AT FLINT HILL
Mrs. Josephine Beahm, widow of B.F. Beahm, died on Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E.G. Clendenon, at Flint Hill, Rappahannock county, where she had made her home for several years. Death is attributed to her weakened condition following an attack of pneumonia which set in five weeks ago. Early in February, just before this illness began, Mrs. Beahm spent a week with her daughters, Mrs. L.E. Stomback, and Mrs. Mayme Brown and her brother in law John J. Moyer, in Luray, at that time being in excellent health for one of her advanced years. She was in her 75th year, having passed her 74th birthday last November…
Mrs. Beahm was born and raised at Woodville, Rappahannock county, her surviving brothers and sisters being John W. Butler, of Gladstone, Va., Mrs. Kate Pulliam, Mrs. Joseph Miles and Mrs. Abe Racer, of Luray, and Lummie Butler, of Tennesse. In early life she married B.F Beahm, who conducted a store and postoffice on top of Thornton’s Gap for many years, the postoffice being known as Beahm. After the death of her husband, which occurred about ten years ago, Mrs. Beahm resided with her son-in-law, E.G. Clendenon, who continued the store and postoffice until his removal to Flint Hill a few years ago.
Mrs. Beahm’s surviving children are Mrs. I.E. Stomback and Mrs. Mayme Brown, of Luray, Mrs. Geo. Adkins, William Beahm and R.R. Beahm, of the Ridge, Charles Beahm, of near Beahm’s Chapel, Mrs. Clendenon, of Flint Hill, John F. Beahm, of Philadelphia and Jacob Beahm, of New York City.
… From early womanhood she was a member of the Lutheran church, in later years being affiliated with the Morning Star congregation.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Friday from her old home on the Blue Ridge, Rev. C.W. Cassell will conduct the funeral in the absence of the pastor, Rev. C.I. Morgan…
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 5 Nov 1929
DEATH OF ASHBY BERRY
Ashby Berry, aged about sixty years, who moved a year ago from near Mauck, this county, to Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., died at his home on Saturday morning and was brought to Mauck for interment on Sunday. Mr. Berry was an industrious and inoffensive citizen. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Lula Berry, who was a daughter of the late Oliver Cavem and four or five children. He was born near Mauck and was a brother of Frank and Dave Berry, of that neighborhood. He had been ill for six or eight months.
Page News & Courier, Friday 16 Apr 1926
DEATH OF HENRY BERRY
Henry Berry, a respected old citizen who for about ten years past has resided with his son, Louis B. Berry, died Monday night at the latter's home at Spring Farm, on the Lee Highway East of Luray, after three or four weeks illness with grip followed by pneumonia. He was confined to his bed about two weeks. Mr. Berry spent his earlier life around Stanley. He was sixty-nine years of age. All of his brothers and sisters are dead. His wife, who was a Miss Purdham prior to marriage, has been deceased for about ten years. The surviving children are Louis B. Berry, of near Luray and Mrs. Ed Weekly, of Stanley.
Mr. Berry's funeral was conducted by Eld. Arthur W. Campbell on Wednesday afternoon at Bethlehem Disciples church, East of Stanley, of which deceased had been a member for a long time. Burial in the George Bailey graveyard.
MRS. VIRINDA BERRY
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 9 Apr 1926
DEATH OF MRS. VIRINDA BERRY
Mrs. Virinda Berry, aged about eighty, widow of James Berry, died last Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lester Jenkins, near Kiblinger’s store, her decease being due to dropsy and the weakness of old age. Her husband has been dead for six years. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Jenkins, and four sons, Ashby, Frank, Philip and David Berry, all of near Mauck. She was buried on Saturday near E.L. Kiblinger’s, Rev. Girdon Cave conducting the service. Mrs. Berry spent her entire life in the neighborhood where she died.
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 May 1929
DEATH OF WILMER BERRY
Wilmer Berry, a respected and industrious citizen of Stanley, died at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening in the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, where he had been taken about a week previously on account of stomach trouble. About a month ago he came home from the convict camp at Middleburg, Loudoun county, where he had been employed well on to a year...
Mr. Berry leaves a widow, who was Miss Lizzie Houser, sister of John V. Houser, of Stanley, and two sons, Keith, aged 17, and a younger boy, aged about 9 years. He also leavea a sister, Mrs. Della Berry Woodward of Charlottesville. Another sister, Mrs. Robert Dinges died recently.
Mr. Nerry owned the Otho Rodgers place of about thirty acres near Stanley. He devoted much of his time to farming in previous years. In early life he lived at Luray and was at one time a member of the Page Rifleman, a military company organized by the late, Gen. Robert F. Leedy about 25 years ago...
The funeral was held from Graves Chapel at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, Eld. John B. Jenkins conducting the services with burial in the cemetery near the edifice...
MRS. FLORA C. BIEDLER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 21 Jul 1921
MRS. FLORA C. BIEDLER DIES IN BALTIMORE
Many old friends at Luray are grieved to hear of the death of Mrs. Flora Caroline Biedler, widow of William T. Biedler, who passed away at 10 p.m. on Sunday at a Baltimore hospital. Mrs. Biedler, whose 85th birthday was in May, on account of her advanced age discontinued three years ago her regular practice of spending part of the summers in Luray. She continued to be active about the house almost to the last. She was taken ill on Thursday and was removed to the hospital on Sunday morning, lapsing into unconsciousness at 5 p.m., and dying five hours later.
Mrs. Biedler, and all the other children of Samuel A. Burackewr, deceased, were born in the Buracker home on West Main Street. She was the last survivor of the children her sisters and brothers, Miss Fannie Buracker, Mrs. J.B. Seibert, Mrs. James C. Weaver, Mrs. Martha Amiss, Edward M. Buracker and William S. Buracker having died in the last thirty years. Spending her youth in Luray… For years she belonged to the Brantley church, Baltimore, during the pastorate of the late Dr. H.M. Wharton. In later life she moved her membership to a more convenient church.
Her married to William T. Biedler, Baltimore, wholesale merchant, and civic and political leader, also a native of this county, took place about sixty years ago. Mr. Biedler preceded her in death thirty-odd years. Their surviving children are William T. Biedler, Jr., and Paul Biedler, successful business men of Baltimore, and Mrs. Lelia B. Holt, who lived with her mother and cared for her devotedly.
Mrs. Biedler will be buried beside her husband in Loudoun Park Cemetery, Baltimore…
MRS. GABRELLA BLAKEMORE
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Jun 1923
Mrs. Gabrella Blakemore, widow of Dr. Peter Blakemore, died Monday night at the home of her son, Geo. Blakemore. Paralysis was the cause of death. She was the daughter of Frederick Judy, deceased, and was the last one of the family of twelve children- seven girls and five boys. She leaves three children- George and Modie Blakemore, of Stanley, and Mrs. Lillie Gibson, of West Virginia. She was buried at Graves Chapel Wednesday morning. Funeral by Rev. J.E. Tucker, of the First Baptist church, age 75 years. Mrs. Blakemore belonged to an old and prominent family of this community and was highly esteemed.
WILLIAM A. BLOSE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 22 Dec 1930
W.A. BLOSE DIES AT PENN LAIRD
William A. Blose, aged 50, whose widow, Mrs. Lucy Blose, is a daughter of the late Martin V. Louderback, of Stanley, this county, and father-in-law of Prof. Karl Jenkins, also of Stanley died at his home at Penn Laird, Rockingham county, on Sunday after a few day’s illness with pneumonia. Mr. Blose was at one time principal of the Stanley school. Later, while a railway mail clerk he was resident of Luray, moving to Rockingham about fifteen years ago. Until he began to complain less than two weeks ago. He made a regular run as mail clerk between Harrisonburg and Washington.
Mr. Blose was born Nov. 28, 1871 at the place where he died, being a son of the late W.P. and Elizabeth Blose. Mr. Blose was a self-made man and spent his early life on the farm, being unable to attend school to any extent until he was a young man. Then he obtained his high school training at the old Mount Clinton Academy, after which he taught in the public schools for a number of years.
Even after entering the railway mail service, Mr. Blose never lost his love for agriculture and continued to operate his farm. On last summer he remodeled his residence and provided for his family one of the finest dwellings in Rockingham county.
Mr. Blose has a brother, and a sister, Mrs. Armentrout, both living in Rockingham county. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. Karl Jenkins, of Stanley and Lloyd, Gladda, Evelyn, Louise, William and Elizabeth Blose at home, the youngest child six years old. Mr. Blose was a useful church member and was a man of fine character.
The funeral will be held at the Penn Laird church at 11 a.m. today with interment in Harrisonburg.
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Mar 1924
Dave Blosser, about 45 years old, died on Wednesday evening at his home near the Petefish Pond, a mile west of Stanley after a short illness due to blood poisoning. He is survived by a widow and six children ranging in ages from six to about twenty three years. Three of these are boys and three girls. Three brothers and one sister survive him also- Mrs. Jennie Painter, Thomas, Ernest and Albert Blosser. The funeral took place on Friday in the Adventist church near Stanley, the services being conducted by Elders J.B. Jenkins and Frank Comer.
MRS. FRANCES BLOSSER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 23 Dec 1924
DEATH OF RMS. FRANCES BLOSSER
Mrs. Frances Blosser aged about eighty years, widow of Henry Blosser, died the first of last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Early Breeden, near Marksville. She had been in feeble health for a long time. She was a sister of Noah and Isaac Good, of Stanley, and Henry Good, of Shenandoah. Her surviving children include Mrs. Early Breeden, Mrs. Peter Painter and Mrs. Dave Good, of Stanley, and Mrs. John L. Stroop, of near Luray. The funeral which took place at the Adventist church last Thursday was conducted by Eld. Frank P. Comer.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 26 Aug 1925
BURIAL AT STANLEY
Richard Blosser, son of Solon Blosser, of Linville, Rockingham county, died at the home of his father Thursday from dropsy of the heart. He was about nineteen years old... He was buried Sunday at the Adventist church near Stanley... Stanley, where he lived until a year ago. The youth's father has been in charge of Lee Long's farm near Linville for the past year... The deceased is survived by his father and mother and about eight brothers and sisters all younger than himself. He also has one grandparent living, Mrs. Sarah Price, widow of David Price.
MRS. SARAH BLOSSER
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Mar 1930
DEATH OF MRS. SARAH BLOSSER
Mrs. Sarah Blosser, widow of David Blosser, who was paralyzed about a year ago, died on Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. AshbyShort, at Stanley, aged seventy-five years. She had been in poor health from a complication of causes for years. Mrs. Blosser leaves the following children: Mrs. John Knight, of Alma, Mrs. Ashby Short, Mrs. Amos Short and McKinley Blosser, of near Stanley, the latter residing with his sister, Mrs. Amos Short. Mrs. Blosser spent her life in the Stanley neighborhood and enjoyed the esteem and respect of her neighbors. She belonged to the Christian church. Her funeral which was held at the Adventist church yesterday was conducted by Eld. John B. Jenkins, Eld. T.H. Painter, Eld. A.J. Painter and Rev. A.W. Andes.
MRS. REBECCA BOOTON
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Jun 1922
DEATH OF MRS. BOOTON
Mrs. Rebecca Booton, widow of the late Bethel Booton, died last Friday at 5 p.m., after a lingering illness, aged 84 years. Before marriage she was a Miss Lucas, being a sister of James F. Lucas, deceased of Stony Man, this county. The marriage of Mr. Botton and Miss Lucas occurred in 1854. The surviving children are Geo. C. Booton of Maryland, John A. and Kirby Booton, of Shenandoah; Mrs. Mattie Printz, of Charles Town, W.Va. and Miss Alice Booton at home. The family had been living in Stanley for a long time... She had been a member of the Stanley Methodist church for many years, her funeral services being conducted by Revs. Vandevanter and Palmer, the interment taking place the same day in Shenandoah... John Lucas, of Rockville, Md., the only surviving brother of Mrs. Booton was also present.
JOSEPH WILLIAM BOWEN
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Jan 1929
J.W. Bowen, usually known as "Joe Billy" Bowen, residing in the Frazier Hollow, near Sycamore Church, several miles from Sperryville, was buried the first of this week... His wife has been dead several years. He leaves several sons, one living in Warren county and one near the paternal home. A daughter married Mr. Dwyers, of near Sperryville, and another daughter now deceased, married Amos Frazier, brother of Magistrate J.D. Frazier of Luray. The funeral was conducted by Eld. John B. Jenkins. Mr. Bowen was a leading member of the Old Baptist Church... He was a farmer and owned a considerable mountain estate...
MRS. ADA VIRGINIA BRADFORD
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 26 Nov 1929
DEATH OF MRS. H.G. BRADFORD
Mrs. Ada Virginia Bradford, wife of Harry G. Bradford, of this place, died Thursday night at the hospital in Staunton, Va., where she had been under treatment for three weeks. Mrs. Bradford had been in declining health for the last six months. Three years ago she injured her ankle which became infected never healing satisfactorily and probably brought on her fatal illness...
Mrs. Bradford died at the age of forty-nine years, ten months and twenty-one days. She was born in Madison county near Nethers Mill, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Smith moving to this county when she was two years old. Her mothe rbefore marriage was Miss Bettie Ann Weekly, of Nethers Mill. She is survived by her pasrents, Mr. and Mrs. Smith; one brother, Joseph O. Smith, the Luray plasterer, two sisters, Mrs. Calvin Moyer, of near town, and Mrs. Omer Murray, of Kensington, Md; her husband, H.G. Bradford, a printer of this place, and the following children: Misses Iva, and Mary Bradford, and James, Edward and William Bradford, all of Luray.
The funeral which was held from her late home on Saturday afternoon was conducted by Rev. R.C. Maxwell pastor of the Methodist church to which deceased had belonged since early childood. She was buried in Beahm's Chapel cemetery...
MRS. ARTIE MISSYANN BRADLEY
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 Apr 1920
DEATH OF MRS. BRADLEY
Mrs. Artie Missyann Bradley, widow of Luther Bradley, died at an early hour Sunday morning at her home near Leaksville. Mrs. Bradley had been in feeble health for sometime and her death was not unexpected. She had lived in the Leaksville section for many years and was highly respected by all who knew her. She was 77 years, 8 months and 14 days of age, and was a daughter of the late Isaac Sours of this county. Surviving her are four children: Jacob, Joseph, George and Miss Virtie Bradley. The interment took place at the Jacob Foster graveyard on the Hawksbill Monday afternoon at two o’clock, the services being conducted by Rev. Jack Painter, of Stanley. Mrs. J.A. Printz, of Leaksville, and Mrs. Jacob G. Foster, of the Hawksbill, are sisters of Mrs. Bradley. She had been a member of the Lutheran church for many years.
MRS. DRUCILLA BREEDEN
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 25 Nov 1930
DEATH OF MRS. DRUCILLA BREEDEN
Mrs. Drucilla Breeden, wife of Alonzo Breeden, of upper Pine Grove Hollow died on Friday morning at the Frederick, Md., hospital following an operation for cottre performed forty-eight hours before the fatal issue. Mrs. Breeden’s age was 53 years, 2 months and 9 days. She went to the home of her son, Jobe Breeden, at Brunswick, Md., a few months ago. On Oct. 29, she became a patient at the Frederick hospital, where she underwent several weeks preliminary treatment before the operation was performed.
Mrs. Breeden was a daughter of Sidney Breeden, deceased of the Ridge. She leaves three sons, Jobe, Raymond and Leo Breeden. Two of her children are dead. Mrs. Breeden belonged to the Brethren church. The funeral which was held at 2 p.m., on Sunday in the Episcopal church in Pine Grove was conducted by Eld. Walter Strickler…
MRS. GEORGE BREEDEN
Page News & Courier, Friday 16 Jan 1920
DEATH OF MRS. BREEDEN
Mrs. George Breeden, aged 82 years and 6 months died on the Ridge southwest of Marksville, on Tuesday evening of this week. Her death was the outcome of a fall which she sustained sometime since. She had been gradually declining ever since the accident and it is believed she suffered internal injuries. Her husband has been dead a number of years. The deceased is survived by five children. Mrs. Breeden was a highly esteemed woman, and on account of long residence there, was well known not only in her immediate neighborhood, but Marksville District. The interment took place in the Adventist cemetery near Stanley on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock the services being conducted by Elders D.W. Strickler and G.W. Painter of the Dunkard church, of which she had been a member for thirty years or more.
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Mar 1923
DEATH OF JOB BREEDEN
Job Breeden, a Confederate veteran, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lillie Taylor, above Jolletts, March 4, 1923, aged 94 years. Mr. Breeden had been almost helpless the past two years and had made his home with his son R.E. Breeden and daughter, Mrs. Taylor, where he was kindly taken care of.
MRS. JOHN BREEDEN (MATTIE)
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 May 1930
DEATH OF MRS. JOHN BREEDEN
Mrs. John Breeden, living with her son Bud Breeden on the Oscar Housden place near Marksville, died at 9 a.m., on Wednesday from pneumonia at the age of 81 years, and was buried yesterday evening from the home of her daughter Mrs. Manny Miller in the same neighborhood. The funeral was conducted by Rev. A.L. Boliek of the Lutheran church of which the deceased was a consistent member for many years. Besides the son and daughter already mentioned, she leaves another son, William Breeden, of Madison county. Two sons, Dick and Ashby Breeden, are dead. Mrs. Virindy Housden, of near Stanley, was a sister of Mrs. Breeden.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 12 Mar 1929
DEATH NEAR JOLLETTS
Shenandoah, Va., Mar. 11- Lydia Breeden, an aged lady living four miles West of Jolletts, died at her home on Thursday and was buried Saturday, March 9th, near her home. She had been at the Charlottesville hospital but two weeks ago was brought home, the hospital doctors saying that her age was too advanced for successful treatment.
MRS. MALINDA BREEDEN
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Mar 1921
DEATH ON THE RIDGE
Mrs. Lindy Breeden, wife of Joseph Breeden, residing on top of Tanner’s Ridge, ten miles from Stanley died of paralysis Thursday of last week, aged about seventy-five years.
On account of the snow and almost impassible roads it required four horses to pull the hearse to the Breeden place where the funeral took place on Saturday. Mrs. Breeden and her aged and decrepit husband resided with their daughter, Mrs. James Colvin. Their other children are Alonzo Breeden, Robert Breeden, Mrs. Sylvanus Taylor and Mrs. Alex Meadows, all of Page, and Mrs. Ferrell, of West Virginia.
Mrs. Breeden who was highly esteemed by her neighbors was a sister of Banks Jenkins, deceased.
MRS. MARY BREEDEN
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 May 1929
The remains of Mrs. Mary Breedon, widow of Sol Breeden, aged about 70 years, arrived on train 27, Wednesday and were taken to the home of her sister, Dania Breeden. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. with interment in the M.E. Cemetery. Her husband, Sol Breeden has been dead about 37 years. Before her marriage she was a Miss Hitt, of Newport, a sister of John Hitt. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Nellie Hall, of Baltimore, Md., with whom she was making her home at the time of her death… She was the daughter of William and Nancy Hitt, both deceased. She leaves the following sisters, Sarah, wife of J.W. Keyser, deceased, Jennie, wife of B.F. Judd, Nannie, wife of George Riddle, Emma, Wife of Ed Phillips, Lizzie, wife of Paul Hitt, Carrie, wife of Chas. Stanley, Effie, wife of John Higgs, Maudie, wife of H.C. Courtney, Ella, wife of Trent Turner… Mrs. Breeden was well known in Shenandoah and liked by everyone.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 27 Jan 1928
DEATH AT SHENANDOAH
Robert Breeden, aged 68, a N. & W. section hand, living at Shenandoah, this county, died on Wednesday... He leaves a brother, James Breeden, of Shenandoah, a widow, who was formerly a Miss Shifflett, and two daughters, one single and the other the wife of Jesse Campbell. Mr. Breeden was an industrious and law-abiding citizen. Burial in the U.B. cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Mar 1923
William Broaddus, of Hamburg, an honest and industrious colored citizen, died of paralysis on Wednesday evening, aged about sixty five years. He was paralyzed about a month ago. William left real estate valued at several thousand dollars as well as other property. He was a son of Jack Broaddus, deceased. The funeral will take place at two o’clock this evening.
MRS. BETTIE A. BROYLES
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 21 Aug 1923
DEATH IN MADISON
Mrs. Bettie A. Broyles died at her home near Banco Monday afternoon, August 6, 1923, aged 62 years and 4 months. She had been in declining health for about six months, but was confined to her bed only a few days, rapidly growing worse until the end.
Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 7, her body was laid to rest in the family burying ground, funeral services being conducted by her pastor, Rev. Frank Burrus.
She was twice married, her first husband being the late Newman Berry. About nine years ago she was married to Mr. Frances M. Broyles. She also leaves four children by her first marriage, as follows: Mrs Bud Jenkins, of Stanley; Mrs. George Seal, Mrs. Cameron Richards and Mrs. Dewey Berrey, of Syria.
The deceased was a good Christian woman, a kind neighbor and held in high esteem by all who knew her- Madison Exponent.
VERNON BROYLES & WITH BROYLES INFO ON BENJAMIN
Page News & Courier, Friday 30 Jan 1920
James Broyles, of Syria, Madison county, son of Benjamin Broyles, of Madison, lost his eighteen year old son Vernon with pneumonia on Monday. The disease set up following injuries due to a fall. The youth's mother was a daughter of John Henry Sours, of Madison. His grandfather, Benjamin Broyles, was a first cousin of the late Perry Broyles of Luray.
MRS. FANNIE BUMGARDNER
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Apr 1921
DEATH OF MRS. BUMGARDNER
Mrs. Fannie Bumgardner, aged about 70 years, widow of Frank Bumgardner, died at her home in Newport this county last Friday, after an illness of a year or more. Mrs. Bumgardner had been a member of the Newport Christian church for many years, leading an exemplary life and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. The immediate neighborhood in which she lived knew and highly respected her. Mrs. Bumgardner is survived by the following children: Ernest Bumgardner, of Shenandoah; Mrs. John Hitt, Mrs. Newto Foltz, Mrs. Thomas Alger, and Mrs. John Painter, the four latter living in the Newport section. The funeral services were conducted on Monday by Rev. A.W. Andes, of Rockingham county, a large concourse of relatives and friends being in attendance. Mrs. Bumgardner before marriage was Miss Fannie Louderback, daughter of John Louderback, of the Newport neighborhood, long since dead. She is survived by the following brothers: Isaac, Edward and John Louderback all of this county.
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Oct 1927
George Bundy, colored, aged 51, son of Clay Bundy, of Luray, died on Tuesday in a hospital in New York City, and was brought to Luray for burial Wednesday. He was formerly a hotel waiter but had been in bad health for a year. He lived in Detroit, Mich., and was under treatment there but recently went to a hospital in New York. Tuesday before his death he made a brief visit to Luray. He leaves a wife and two children. His wife is a sister of George and Allius Lawson, of Luray.
Page News & Courier, Friday 13 May 1927
DEATH ABOVE IDA
Andrew Buracker, aged twenty years, son of Martin Burnam Buracker, died Wednesday at the Buracker home in Ida Hollow, several miles above B.F. Jenkins store. The young man had been employed in Maryland and came home recently with his health shattered... His deceased is attributed to a rapid form of tuberculosis. He was unmarried. The parents survive with a number of brothers and sisters. The funeral was held yesteray and the body was interred in the Somers' graveyard.
MISS ESSIE BURACKER
Page News & Courier, Friday 30 Sep 1927
ESSIE BURACKER VICTIM OF BRUTAL MURDER
A brutal and premeditated murder, one of the most heinous crimes in the annals of Page county in generations, was perpetrated at the home of Samuel Buracker on the S.H. Spitler place about a mile North of Marksville at 7:20 o'clock on Tuesday night when Buracker's daughter, Miss Essie, aged nineteen was shot in the head and almost instantly killed by Thomas Short of the same neighborhood.
Essie Buracker was sitting by the window when the shot was fired from the darkness without. The load, apparently of No. 6 shot, took effect over the right ear and eye. She fell over the chair and table and died in a few minutes as her mother and sisters were easing her to the floor. The load of shot shattered the coal oil lamp chimney near her and several of them took effect in the breast and neck of her mother who was on the opposite side of the room, inflicting painful but not serious wounds.
Thomas Short, who committed the crime, a man about forty years old, who is a widower with seven or eight children, is supposed to have done the awful deed, because Essie Buracker, refused to accept his attentions. Recently he had been drinking hard and the supposition is that he nerved himself for his awful crime with drink. At dark just before the murder he left his home between Stanley and Marksville carrying his gun and telling his children goodbye with the statement that they would never see him again.
When the shooting occurred Samuel Buracker, the head of the family, was employed at an orchard near Charles Town, and was not at home, though he has since arrived. Those in the house besides the unfortunate victim were his wife and his daughters, Gertrude, aged sixteen, Emma, aged fourteen, and Hallard Jenkins aged eight, who was spending the night at the Buracker home. All were in the room together. They heard someone on the outside and it is said recognized Short, the little boy calling the attention of the others to the murderer's face at the window. The mother and sisters are said to have expressed fear that Short would injure them but Essie Buracker said he would not. Almost as she spoke the fatal shot was fired. The charge carried with it two panes of glass and the supporting piece of frame between them. Apparently as many as fifty shot went into the chimney on the side of the room. One shot struck Mrs. Buracker in the neck near the jugular vein and the other lodged in her breast. Essie Buracker's face was not mutilated. She had a heavy suit of hair which was blood soaked.
Short had been visiting Essie Buracker regularly about three nights a week, but one day last week, it is said on Saturday, she told him she would not marry him or any body else as he was drinking hard. The man was formerly regarded as industrious and harmless by lately had taken to drink. Some months ago he lost his place on the Norfolk and Western section force because of drunkeness. Since then he had been working from time to time for C.G. Koontz, a farmer near Marksville. He seems to have been on a big spree last week. The gun with which the shooting was done is said to have been borrowed from aneighbor on Tuesday afternoon with the explanation that he wanted to go hunting.
The wounded mother and her family passed a horrible night after Essie Buracker wa skilled. They had no telephone and feared to go to the nearest home, that of S.H. Spitler, a few hundred yards away thinking that the assassin might be prowling about and kill them. They left the lamp burning and Essie's corpse on the floor all night while they cowered together in a corner at the foot of the stairway. About twelve or one o'clock they thought they heard the handle of the door turn but no one entered. As soon as it was day some of them went to Mr. Spitler's and the officers from Luray were summoned. Sheriff E.L. Lucas, and his deputies, Commonwealth's Attorney S.L. Walton, and Coroner Dr. V. Hammer were soon on the scene. The sheriff searched for hours in a bootless effort to find the assassin, who seemed to have disappeared without leaving a trace behind. the ground around the Buracker home was hard packed, bare earth in which there were no tracks or other marks. It is believed that the shot was fired from the ground about ten feet of the window and almost on a level with Essie Buracker's head. When his face was recognized at the window, Short was evidently trying to locate his victim. Having done this he must have returned to a distance and taken deliberate aim.
Short lost his wife about a year ago. She was a daughter, of David Blosser, deceased, of Stanley. Some of his children are nearly grown and the youngest is about eighteen months old. Mrs. Samuel Buracker, mother of Short's victim, is a sister of Wash Hurt who lives on Lester Biedler's place, not far from the Buracker home. The Buracker family formerly lived on the Blue Ridge East of Marksville.
Coroner Dr. V. Hammer gave a verdict that Essie Buracker came to her death by a gunshot wound fired by Thomas Short.
Sheriff Lucas phoned to Winchester for bloodhounds Wednesday morning. He learned that the Frederick authorities had sold their dogs. Later he applied to the State penitentiary farm but on learning that Short's identity was established gave up the idea of getting the dogs.
Late yesterday afternoon no trace of Thomas Short had been found. Essie Buracker his victim was buried from the Stanley Adventist church at 3 p.m., yesterday. Eld. J.B. Jenkins conducting the service in the presence of a great crowd.
MRS. HATTIE MATILDA BURACKER
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Jun 1921
DEATH OF MRS. BURACKER
Mrs. Hattie Matilda Buracker, wife of W.L. Buracker, died at her home near Marksville, this county last Saturday, after a protracted illness. Before marriage Mrs. Buracker was a Miss Taylor, having been a daughter of James Taylor of that neighborhood. She is survived by a husband and several children, Mrs. Buracker was 53 years, 5 months and 6 days of age. The funeral was conducted at Bethlehem church on Sunday by Rev. M.A. Stickley of Shenandoah...
J. MARTIN BURACKER (I)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 12 Mar 1929
DEATH OF J. MARTIN BURACKER
J. Martin Buracker, a substantial and highly respecyed citizen living near Stanley, died about 4 p.m., yesterday. He had been in poor health for a long time and latterly had been bedfast. Mr. Buracker was a son of James N. Buracker and was born at Kitetown, near Stanley. He opened a store at Stanley in the early history of that place and did business successfully. In later tears he had been a farmer...
Mr. Buracker leaves a widow, who was Miss Hattie Green, of Front Royal, and one daughter, Miss Marie Buracker. He was about seventy-five years old. One brother, Samuel A. Buracker, lives near Stanley. The late Jacob Buracker, of Stanley, and Mrs. Emma Kite, of the West were his brother and sister. Mr. Buracker was a member of the Methodist church. His death occurring so near our hour of going to press prevents fuller particulars at this time.
J. MARTIN BURACKER (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Mar 1929
STANLEY'S PIONEER MERCHANT IS DEAD
J. Martin Buracker, whose death occurred at his home near Stanley at four o'clock on Monday afternoon, was the pioneer business man of Stanley, this county, and his little single store standing just West of the railroad crossing, was the first business place ever erected in that prosperous small town of the Page Valley. When the railroad was located at Stanley a half century ago Mr. Buracker with that intelligence and shrewdness that characterized him through life saw it was an opportunity and was quick to seize it. He located there and did well. When he put up his store room the site of Stanley was an uninivting, undeveloped place of country, not much better that a waste. The railroad was first expected to go by Alma several miles to the West and a number of enterprising people had located at that village expecting to profit by the coming of the railroad.
Mr. Buracker was the son of James Madison Buracker and was born near Marksville, this county, and in the present neighborhood of Stanley. The latter place was not dreamed of at that time, and was known as Sands for sometime after Mr. Buracker buil his store. He leaves one brother, Samuel A. Buracker, of Stanley, and two sisters, Mrs. Bettie Judy, widow of David F. Judy, of Stanley, and Mrs. Emma Kite, of Otterville, Mo. One brother, Jacob Buracker, of Stanley, and one sister, Mrs. Virginia Mauck, of Atlanta, Ga., are deceased. Mr. Buracker would have reached his 76th borthday in June of this year. He had been in poor health for years but until recently continued to operate the farm which he acquired many years ago when he quit the mercantile business. He was bedfast for a few weeks before the end. He is survived by his widow who was Miss Hattie Green, of Front Royal, and by one daughter, Miss Marie Buracker... The funeral was held from Graves Chapel on Wednesday with services by Rev. M.G. Lilly, the Methodist pastor, and interment in Graves Chapel cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 25 Feb 1930
DEATH OF JOHN BURACKER
John Buracker, aged 81 years, a well known old citizen, living above Kiblinger's Store, died last Friday of pneumonia and was buried on the following day. His wife who died eight months ago, was a Miss Breeden, of East of the Ridge. His surviving children include Reuben, James, David and Harrison Buracker. Rev. Gird Cave conducted his funeral.
MRS. NANCY BURACKER
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Apr 1929
DEATH NEAR MAUCK
Mrs. Nancy Buracker, wife of John Buracker, died at her home in Buracker Hollow above Mauck late on Wednesday, aged about 75 years. She died in a sitting posture having been very feeble for a few months. Mrs. Buracker, who before marriage was a Miss Breeden, is survived by an aged husband and four sons, David Buracker of near Stony Man and Reuben, Frank and James Buracker of near Kiblinger's Store. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. yesterday.
SYDNEY JANE BURACKER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 13 Nov 1928
Mrs. Sydney Jane Buracker, died at Martinsburg, W.Va., on Sunday and will be buried at the Adventist church near Stanley today. Mrs. Buracker, aged about sixty years, was a sister of Mrs. Lydia Thomas, of Luray. She leaves a son, Luther Buracker, near Stanley and a daughter, Mrs. Jack Gray, of Martinsburg, and one or two other children. She was daughter of Henry Buracker, deceased of near Mauck.
MRS. SUSIE BURACKER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 31 Dec 1929
DEATH OF MRS. SUSIE BURACKER
Mrs. Susie Buracker, residing at the John Ike Bowen place, near Cavetown, who has been in poor health for some time, dropped from the chair in which she was sitting in her home on Saturday evening and died almost instantly. She was a bout fifty years old. Mrs. Buracker, who was the daughter of Byrd Gochenour, deceased, of Cavetown, was married three times, First, she became the second wife of John Ike Bowen. Then she married Charles Roland, of Hagerstown, who afterwards resided in this county. Her last husband, David Buracker, survives. She had one child by her first husband, which died young.
Mrs. Buracker is survived by her mother, Mrs. Byrd Gochenour and by the following brothers and sisters: D.B. Gochenour, Frank Gochenour, Mrs. Seldon Gochenour, Mrs. Ernest Gochenour, Mrs. Clarence Gochenour and Mrs. Amos Jenkins, of the Cavetown neighborhood, and Joseph Gochenour, of near Quicksburg. She belonged to the Brethren church. The funeral was held yesterday morning, from Gochenour’s Chapel.
MRS. DOLLY BURNER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 12 Jul 1927
DEATH OF MRS. DOLLY BURNER
Mrs. Dolly Burner, widow of Hamilton Burner, deceased, died on Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Effie Barham, in Hagerstown, Md., where she had made her home almost constantly since the death of Mr. Burner about eleven years ago. Mrs. Burner who was a sister of the late William Price, of the White House, was about eighty-six years old. Her health began to decline four years ago and for the last three years she has been bedfast at Mrs. Barham's. Her remains will be brought to Luray on Train 9 today and buried from the Leaksville Christian church tomorrow. By her own request made several years ago Eld. Walter Strickler will conduct her funeral. All of her children are expected at the funeral. They are William and David Burner and Mrs. Emma Menefee, of Luray, John Burner, of Leaksville, Mrs. Effie Barham, Charles Burner and Mrs. Georgianna Campbell of Hagerstown, Mrs. Nellie McNealy, of Grand Rapids, Mich. Mrs. Burner had been a member of the Christian church for many years.
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Oct 1920
Mrs. Sarah Burns, widow of Thornton Burns, deceased, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Aleshire, near Stanley, last Saturday aged about seventy years.
Page News & Courier, Friday 30 Aug 1929
DEATH OF FRANK CALHOON
Frank Calhoon, aged 56 years, an industrious and neighborly citizen living on his small estate West of the Shenandoah River, near Bixler's Ferry, died at his home at one o'clock on Wednesday morning. Death was due to cancer of the stomach. He had not been able to do anything since last fall and had been bedfast for two weeks.
Mr. Calhoon was a son of the late John Calhoon. One half brother, William Chrisman, of Bixler's Ferry is dead. He leaves a widow who was Miss Effie Cook, daughter of Peter Cook, of Powell's Fory, and three children, Margie, Irene and Virgie May Calhoon, ranging in age from thirteen to about three yearsd. Mr.Calhoon was recently baptized into the membership of the Brethren church, Eld J.A. Racer administering the ordinance in the Shenandoah river near the Calhood home.
The funeral took place from the home at two o'clock yesterday afternoon, the Brethren being in charge and interment in the family graveyard.
___ CAMPBELL (CHILD OF HOMER)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 29 Jan 1929
Homer Campbell, of Lucas Hollow, lost a year old infant from pneumonia. The child died on Thursday and was buried on Saturday.
ANDREW J. CAMPBELL
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 May 1922
DEATH OF A.J. CAMPBELL
A.J. Campbell, a well known citizen living near Salem, west of the river, died of cancer last Sunday evening about seven o’clock. He had long been a sufferer and in recent weeks before his death his decline had been rapid. He was a man of unquestioned integrity and uprightness possessing a host of friends. He was a Confederate solider with an enviable record being a member of the 7th Va. Cavalry and during the war was shot in the neck. In addition to this he received a severe wound by being struck over the head with a revolver in the hands of a Federal solider. Despite these thing his ardor for the Southern cause never waned. He was not given to reciting his war record, but when drawn into a rehersel of what he had undergone his recollection was vivid and his experience interesting. He is survived by his widow who is 71 years of age and the following children: David B. Campbell, Ambrose Campbell and Mrs. J.D. Price, the three of Salem, and Mrs. David Alger. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. John Purdham, John, George and Jacob Campbell. The deceased was born near Newport, this county and attained his 78th birthday on the 26th of last September. He was a member of the Leaksville Christian church, his funeral being conducted from his late home on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock by his pastor, Rev. R.P. Crumpler, the interment taking place in the family burial ground.
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Nov 1920
DEATH OF ARTHUR CAMPBELL
Arthur Campbell, son of Henry Campbell, of near the Ochre Bank above Stanley, died at his home on Monday of this week after an illness of long duration, tuberculosis being the immediate cause of death. Mr. Campbell's wife died about a year ago during the flu epidemic. He is survived by his parents and several brothers and sisters. He was 32 years of age. His funeral was held from his late home on Wednesday. Interment in the family grave yard.
Page News & Courier, Friday 9 Oct 1925
DEATH OF CHARLES CAMPBELL
Charles Campbell, a highly respected citizen of the Newport section, this county, died on Tuesday, aged about forty-eight years. His health had been declining for some time, his throat being affected in some manner. He was confined to his bed only a short time. Mr. Campbell owned a small place near Catherine Furnace. His father, George Campbell, died recently. There survive him one brother, John Campbell, of the Intersection, one sister, Mrs. John W. Baker, of Newport, his widow, who was a Miss Dulaney, of Newport prior to marriage, and seven children some of the latter grown or about grown. Mr. Campbell was a consistent member of the Brethren church and was a valuable citizen. The funeral and interment which took place at the Brick church near Grove Hill yesterday were conducted by Eld. Walter.
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Jun 1928
DEATH OF MRS. DORA CAMPBELL
Mrs. Dora Campbell, whose husband Joe Campbell, died eighteen months ago, came back from Hagerstown last week being ill at the time and passed away Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Lee Cubbage on Honey Run, near Stanley. She was 67 years old. Death was due to paralysis. Mrs. Campbell spent some time at Hagerstown where she has a sister and brother and had been well until quite recently. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. H.L. Cubbage and Mrs. Tom Campbell, both of near Stanley. Her funeral which was held from Leak’s Chapel at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, was conducted by Eld. Henderson, of the Divine Healers, to which sect the deceased belonged.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 12 May 1925
DEATH OF GEORGE CAMPBELL
George Campbell, a respected citizen who has been living with his son John William Campbell, West of the River for a number of years, died on Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Baker near Catherine Furnace, where he had gone on a visit and was taken very ill dying a day or two afterwards. Mr. Campbell was a Confederate veteran eighty-two years old. He had lost three wives, the maiden name of two being Comer and the last a Miss Jenkins. The following children survive: John W., Frank, George and Miss Daisy, of this county, David of Hagerstown, and Trenton, whose whereabouts are not learned. The funeral will be held at the Christian church at Newport today, Rev. A.L. Bolick in charge. Interment in the Rinehart graveyard. Mr. Campbell was a member of the Lutheran church and was a good citizen liked and esteemed by all who knew him.
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Aug 1923
HENRY CAMPBELL KILLED
Henry Campbell, about sixty years of age, whose home was in the Keystone section of the county, several miles south of Stanley, was instantly killed while at work in a rock quarry at Engle Switch, W.Va., near Shenandoah Junction, on Thursday morning of this week. Mr. Campbell, along with a number of men from that section, has been employed at that place for some time. Particulars of his death cannot be obtained at the hour of going to press. The interment will take place near his home on Friday of this week, the body arriving at Stanley, on train No. 27 Thursday night. He was married and has several children living in that neighborhood.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 10 Jun 1923
DEATH OF HUBERT CAMPBELL
Hubert Campbell died at his home near the passenger station in this place Saturday night about 11 o’clock. He had been ill for sometime and his death had been daily expected for several weeks. His illness began with something like leakage of the heart, complicated with a dropsical affection. Several months ago he was kicked by a mule and since that time his disease appeared to grow worse. He is survived by a widow and three small children. He was an industrious, honest man and as long as able to work he was always employed. The deceased was a member of the Disciples Church. His funeral was conducted from his late home on Sunday evening by Elders Pittman, Campbell and Rev. J.W. Leggett, the interment taking place in Evergreen cemetery.
JOHN W. CAMPBELL
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 20 Nov 1928
DEATH OF JOHN W. CAMPBELL OF NEWPORT
John W. Campbell, of Newport, died early yesterday morning at the advanced age of 78 years and 26 days. Several months ago he sustained a stroke of paralysis from which he did not recover. He was not entirely confined to his bed until a few days ago. Mr. Campbell made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Opha Freeze, near Newport and passed away at her home. He leaves the following children to mourn his passing: Mrs. C.M. Walters, of Orange county, Va,, William C. Campbell, of Newport, Eld. A.W. Campbell, of Luray, Mrs. Ada Freeze, Mrs. Virgie Campbell, Mrs. Mary Foltz and Mrs. Mattie Alger, all of this county.
Mr. Campbell was in charge of the Catherine Furnace mine when the Gem Furnace at Shenandoah was operated by D.W. Flickwir and others. He occupied this position for years, mining being the principal occupation of his life… He was a member of the Adventist church for years and was well versed in the Scriptures… will be mich missed around Newport where his life was spent. Mr. Campbell was a man of great physical strength and robust health until a few months ago. His wife, who was Miss Ellen Jane Purdham, of Grove Hill, died on Sept. 1, 1921. He leaves one sister, Mrs. John W. Purdham of Grove Hill, and one brother, Jacob R. Campbell, of Newport.
The funeral will be held today at the Brethren church at Newport, Eld. R.D. Hottle, of New Market, pastor of the deceased, conducting the services.
MRS. JOHN CAMPBELL
Page News & Courier 3 Mar 1922
Death of Mrs. Campbell
Mrs. John Campbell died at her home on Cub Creek Sunday evening Mrs. Campbell had been in delicate health for several years, besides being blind for about twenty two years. She leaves her husband and the following children: Mrs. Charles Walters, of Greene county, Mrs. Opha Freeze, Mrs. Virgie Housden, Mrs. John Foltz, Mrs. Fred Alger, Elder A.W. Campbell and Will Campbell all of Page.
MRS. KATE CAMPBELL
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 Jun 1927
DEATH AT HONEYVILLE
Mrs. Kate Campbell, wife of William Campbell, of Honeyville, died early Wednesday morning, aged seventy-seven years. For eight years she had been in poor health from rheumatism, asthma and other causes but continued to go around almost till the last. She died an hour after a sudden attack of illness. Prior to her second marriage she was a Mrs. Fogle, and once lived near Kitesville. Her funeral at Leaks Chapel church on Thursday was conducted by Elder Ausby Cubbage. Burial at the church.
LOUIS B. CAMPBELL
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 Jun 1922
DEATH OF AN INFANT
Louis Benton Campbell, the seven weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. David B. Campbell, of Salem, west of the river, died last Saturday and was buried on Monday in the Campbell graveyard... The News and Courier last week recorded the death of his grandfather, A.J. Campbell.
MRS. LYDIA M. CAMPBELL
Page News & Courier, Friday 30 Sep 1921
DEATH OF MRS. CAMPBELL
Mrs. Lydia M. Campbell, aged 73 years, died at her home near Stanley last Friday. The burial took place the following day at "Sandy Glaze" a short distance south of Stanley, the funeral service being conducted by Rev. R.F. Staples, of Luray and Rev. J.B. Tucker, of Stanley. She was the mother of seventeen children, seven of whom are living. They are Amos, Albert, Charles, Ernest, Frank and Ed Campbell and Mrs. Don Stoneberger.
MRS. MARY SUSAN CAMPBELL
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 14 Jan 1928
DEATH OF MRS. AL CAMPBELL
Mrs. Mary Susan Campbell. a highly respected old resident of the Cavetown section, who was the widow of Al Campbell, deceased, died suddenly of heart trouble on Friday night at the age of seventy-five years and nine months. She was the only surviving child of the late Jacob Gochenour. She leaves several sons and daughters, one of whom is Mrs. Homer Sampsell, of Luray. Mrs. Campbell belonged to the Brethren church and was a valuable, kind-hearted neighbor of a pronounced Christian character. Her funeral which took place at Gochenour’s Chapel at 3 p.m., on Sunday was conducted by Elds. Walter Strickler and C.O. Showalter of the church of her preference.
TOM CAMPBELL MURDER (CONT)
Page News & Courier, Friday 29 Feb 1924
THE CAMPBELL MURDER CASE
In a tense atmosphere, freighted with potential issues, Frank Campbell was arraigned before Magistrate Frazier in Commonwealth's Attorney Walton's office in this place last Thursday evening, charged with knowing something about the murder of Thomas Campbell near Little Line Trestle in this county on the night of February 9th, when he in company with several others, his compantion being a Miss Craninburg, of that section, attended the meeting at the Faith Healing church near Stanley.
Campbell, was the last of several witnesses put on the witness stand by Mr. Walton. He came into court with the appearance of a man who wanted to tell thr truth, and in some respects was substantiated by other witnesses who had preceded him. Before Campbell went on the witness stand he was oreceded by Miss Ollie Baker, who was followed by Mrs. I.N. Campbell, who was at the home of Mrs. Mandy Campbell, in a measure corroborated the testimony of her sisters, Miss Baker, as to some of the things that took place at the home of Mrs. Mandy Campbell after the party had returned from the religious meeting at the Faith Healing church. Miss Baker says that after the party came to the home of Mrs. Campbell, from all that she could learn, there was a general fight several hundred yards from the home, engaged in by several of the men who had met near the Little Line Trestle. Miss Baker at that time, and also Mrs. I.N. Campbell, were spending the night at the home of Mrs. Mandy Campbell. Her memory, according to the testimony, that she gave on the witness stand, is clae about Amos and Elmer Campbell coming to the home of Mrs. Mandy Campbell. Mrs. I.N. Campbell, who testified that she had been suffering from nervous prostration ever since the murder occurred, said that she heard Elmer and Tom Campbell singing on the outside of the house and paid little attention to what was going on, as occurrences of this kind, she testified were not unusual in that section. Mrs. Campbell (that is, Mrs. I.N. Campbell) said that Elmer Campbell reported that Tom had been hurt.
Mrs. Campbell also testified that she had heard Amos Campbell say that he had run Tom Campbell away from a certain home in that neighborhood about Christmas. Other witnesses testified that Frank Campbell had told them on the day of the burial of Tom Campbell that he had pulled several men off of the latter on the night of the trouble. Mrs. Dolly Campbell, mother of the slain man, was present in court, and interjected several questions, that appeared to show light on the tragedy. She was dressed in all the habiliments of mourning and while appearing to see that justice was done, did not show any vindictive spirit.
Mrs. Bessie Stoneberger, a woman appearing to be somewhere between sixteen and eighteen years of age took the witness stand with all the complacency of a veteran, had she, like the others, appeared not to be trying to prejudge the case. Though there were veiled attempts to show other motives for the crime, it was plain that jealousy was the cause of all the trouble, one of the witnesses testifying that one of the men had said that...NEED REST OF ARTICLE.
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Dec 1924
DEATH OF WM. CAMPBELL
William Campbell, a highly respected and industrious old citizen, residing with his daughter, Mrs. Will Seekford, near Alma, died at 5:20 a.m., Monday. His last illness lasted three days but he had been in failing health from heart trouble for a long time. He leaves a widow and the following children: Clay, Jesse, Thomas and Harry Campbell, of Honeyville, Mrs. Will Seekford, of Alma, Mrs. Lewis Short, of near Shenandoah, and Mrs. Mamie Wilt and Mrs. Robert Hall, of Manassas, Va. He belonged to the Methodist church. For years the deceased was tenant on Lee Long’s farm near Alma and for a few years he resided at Manassas, The funeral and interment at Leak’s Chapel will be conducted by Eld. G.W. Painter at two o’clock this afternoon.
MRS. JESSE CASSIDY
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Jan 1920
DEATH OF MRS. PAUL CASSIDY
Mrs. Jesse Fry Cassidy, daughter of Samuel Fry, died at her home in Chicago, Ill., on Friday, January 16th. It is not known what caused Mrs. Cassidy's death, but a letter from her to her brother several weeks ago stated that she had a mil case of blood poisoning caused by getting her hand caughter in the belt of a rapidly revolving automobiel fan and this is supposed to have developed with the above termination. Mrs. Cassidy was about 39 years of age, and is survived by her husband, one son Royce Petty, her father Samuel Fry and one brother Fred Fry, both of Luray, and one sister, Mrs. Walter Painter, of Stanley. Interment took place in Chicago on Monday.
A.M. “MAS” CAVE
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Jul 1924
DEATH OF “MAS” CAVE
A.M. (“Mas”) Cave died at his home at the west end of Hollow Run, two mile south of Blosserville, on Tuesday night about ten o’clock after many years of affliction and suffering from cancer of the face. For many years he made weekly visits to Luray selling wood and other articles and was a familiar figure on the streets of Luray. Several years ago his illness took a sudden change for the worse and he has been an object of pity from all who knew him. Soon after his illness began and at other stages her made a number of trips to hospitals and other places which he believed would mean his cure, but in them all her doomed to disappointment, calmly resigning himself to the inevitable. Even then he worked around his place when his physical condition would permit it. He was an honest, industrious and upright citizen. He was sixty-nine years of age. The burial took place at Mt. Zion Brethren church on Thursday morning, the services being conducted by Elder D.W. Strickler. Mr. Cave had been a member of this church for many years. A widow and the following children survive him: Milton Cave, of Luray, Lemuel Cave, a merchant living near the home of his late father, and Roy Cave, at home; Mrs. John Cave, Mrs. Will Fox and Mrs. George Messner, all of Hagerstown, and Mrs. Hubert Seal, living in the Kimball neighborhood, it is said.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 17 Apr 1923
DEATH NEAR SHENANDOAH
Alex Cave, better known as Bud Cave, an old citizen living with his son Charles Cave in Steam Hollow, was found dead in his bed at four o’clock on Friday morning. Mr. Cave who was seventy-six years old and a widower had been blind for many years. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Susie Orye, of Ingham and Mrs. James Davis, of Elkton, and the following children: Charles Cave, and Mrs. Maude Breeden, of Ingham, Mrs. Jennie Breeden, of Martinsburg, and K. Cave, of Luray. He was a member of the Christian church, his pastor, Rev. R.P. Crumpler conducting the funeral. He was buried in the Samuel Comer graveyard on Sunday. Mr. Cave is reported to have lost his sight in a peculiar manner. One eye was put out by a fragment of rock while he was at work, and it is said the other was destroyed while he was huckleberrying by the virus of a snake flying into the optic when the serpent was killed by Mr. Cave.
MRS. ANNIE CAVE
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 Sep 1927
DEATH OF MRS. JOHN HENRY CAVE
Mrs. Annie Cave, of Stanley, seventy-two years old, widow of Justice of the Peace John Henry Cave, died at her home at 4:10 a.m., yesterday. Mrs. Cave had not been entirely well for some time but continued to go around until last Friday when she was taken ill from the effects of an internal trouble. Not until Monday was her condition regarded as serious…
Mrs. Cave was a Miss Farmer, of Georgia, and met her future husband while he was employed in the South. They were married and lived happily together till his death some five years ago. During ‘Squire Cave’s active life they made their home near Mauck, the family locating in Stanley in recent years.
The surviving children are Lloyd, Millard and Frank Cave, of Washington, D.C., and Misses Mamie and Margaret Cave, who resided with their mother. One daughter, Mrs. Charles Weast, of Elkton, died a few years ago. Mrs. Cave was a member of the Methodist church…
The funeral will take place at Graves Chapel this afternoon, with interment in the cemetery nearby.
MRS. BARBARA ANN CAVE
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Mar 1927
DEATH OF MRS. JOSEPH CAVE
Mrs. Barbara Ann Cave, wife of Joseph W. Cave, died of double pneumonia at her home near Ida, this county, at one o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, aged 71 years, 8 months and 19 days. Mrs. Cave had been in excellent health until a week before her last illness... She leaves a husband seventy-seven years old, suddenly bereft after fifty-four years of happy and congenial union. There are four sons and two daughters... These children are John H., Herbert C. and Zeph H. Cave, of Washington, D.C., Lee J. Cave, of Stephens City, Va., and Mrs. Joseph A. Sours and Mrs. Rupert Somers, of Ida, this county...
Mrs. Cave was the daughter of Samuel Comer, deceased, of this county. She had one surviving sister, Mrs. Pamily Isley, of Mound City, Mo., while the number of her deceased brothers and sisters included Joseph, John and Henry Comer, all three of them settled in the West, Mrs. W.H. Corbin and Mrs. John M. Woodward of this county, Mrs. Sarah Shannon, of Kansas, Mrs. Rebecca Kite, of Colorado, and Miss Caroline Comer, of Ohio. The latter died a year or two ago leaving a considerable estate to be divided between thirty-two nieces and nephews. Mrs. Cave joned the Brethren church in early life and led a sainted life. Her funeral which took place at the Ida Brethren church, yesterday was conducted by Elder D.N. Spitler, and Elder Joseph M. Foster, the interment taking place in the Joseph A. Sours graveyard...
MRS. CATHERINE CAVE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 9 Oct 1928
DEATH OF NATIVE OF PAGE
Wednesday night, just as yesterday was becoming today, the soul of Mrs. Catherine Cave took its flight; returned to the God who had given it birth, and the tired body was at rest.
Born seventy-three years ago in Page county, the daughter of Jacob Dofflemyer, deceased, she showed a long life of service and devotion to others, the hardy stock of which she came. The Dofflemyer family was among the pioneer settlers of Page County, and the family, honest, frugal and industrious, produced some of the county’s best citizens.
Mrs. Cave entered the employ of Mr. John Strickler as housekeeper at the Strickler more than twenty years ago, and was the constant, faithful attendant of the late Mrs. John Strickler, during the long illness which preceded Mrs. Strickler’s death…
Mrs. Cave had been in failing health for several years, but not until recently was it learned that her death was only a question of weeks, and we know that death came to her as a release from her suffering.
In addition to Mrs. Strickler, there were present at her bedside, during her last hours, her niece, Mrs. Annie Andrews, of Shenandoah, in Page, and her great niece, Miss Iris Kibler, of Luray.
She is survived by one brother, John Dofflemoyer, of Page, who came too late to bid farewell, but was present at the funeral.
Mrs. Cave, became in early life, a member of the Christian Church, in which church she retained her membership.
Funeral services were held at the Strickler House yesterday afternoon at 3:30, conducted by Rev. T.W. Tayloe, after which, all that was mortal of the deceased was, according to her request, laid to rest in the Strickler burial lot in Prospect Hill Cemetery- Front Royal Record.
DAVID N. CAVE
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Apr 1927
DEATH OF DAVID N. CAVE
David N. Cave, one of the best known market gardeners and poultryman of the Page Valley, died on Wednesday at his home near Luray, Mr. Cave came home from the hospital nine days before his death, having spent a week at the institution where the doctors pronounced his trouble incurable... He was sixty-eight years old.
... He was skilled as a farmer, gardener and fruit grower, and for many years retailed his products in Luray... His chief pleasure was probably in the raising of purebred poultry and no man did more to improve poultry stock and to promote interest in this industry in Page county than Mr. Cave. He was always one of the leaders, if not the prime leader and originator of poultry shows in this county. His fowls took premium at some of the leading poultry shows of the country... He owned a comfortable home and succeeded in life in spite of much bad luck.
The subject of this notice was a son of Isaac Cave, deceased of Hamburg and Springfield. He has two full brothers living, John H. and Daniel W. Cave, both of near Luray. Two full sisters, Mrs. Sloat, of Winchester, and Mrs. Polk Ham, have passed away. He leaves a number of half brothers and at least one half sister, the number including James Cave, who went to the Klondike twenty years ago and was never heard of again, Charles, deceased, Joseph, of Illinois, Andrew, of Maryland, Lee, of West Virginia, Ashby, and Mrs. Trenary. Mr. Cave was married three times, his last wife, formerly Miss Allie Gardner, of Frederick county, surviving with one son, Gardner Cave. By his first marriage to Miss Emma Corbin, daughter of Noah Corbin, of this county, Mr. Cave leaves one daughter, Mrs. R. Frank Rothgeb, of near the Luray Caverns. Two other children by the first marriage died years ago. Mr. Cave was a member of the Disciples Church from early years... His funeral will take place at Mt. Zion Brethren Church at 11 a.m., today (Friday) with services by Rev. H.J. Dudley and Rev. Charles A. Hall, and burial in Mt. Zion cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 6 Jun 1930
DEATH OF EDWARD W. CAVE, EX-SOLDIER
Edward W. Cave, a Spanish-American war veteran, died on May 28th, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Annie Hensley, near Elkton, where he had been ill since leaving the Soldiers Home Hospital in Washingtin D.C., on April 21st.
The deceased was wounded twice at the battle of San Juan Hill, in July 1898. He was discharged from the army in 1904, but reenlisted for three years. Later he was employed in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere as a policeman, finally giving up work on account of failing health about a year or two ago. He has spent much time in the government hospitals since his health broke down. Death was due to dropsy and heart trouble.
The deceased was a son of the late Irvin Cave, of Pine Grove, this county. He leaves the following brothers and sisters: D.M. Cave, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Hunter Cave, of Portsmouth, O.; I. Ferd Cave, of Kimball, Va., Mrs. Erasmus Gray, of Reading, Pa., Mrs. Flora Offenburger, of Blairsville, Pa., and Mrs. Annie Hensley, of Elkton. He was born July 25, 1871, and died at the age of 58 years, 10 months and 3 days. His first wife, Miss Maggie Seal, daughter of John Henry Seal, died eight years ago. Their surviving children are: Lloyd Cave of Martinsburg, W.Va., Walter Cave, of the U.S. Navy, now in South America, Lowell Cave, of Reading, Pa., Hester, a married daughter of Martinsburg, W.Va., Alphy and Alby, both employed at the Walter Reed Hospital, and Alcy, of Martinsburg. Two years ago he married Miss Elsie Cave, of Stanley, who survives him. He belonged to the U.B. Church.
The funeral was held in the U.B. church at Elkton with interment at the church.
Mr. Cave’s military papers show that he enlisted in the army in 1892, and served in several commands.
MRS. ELIZA CAVE
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Dec 1922
DEATH OF MRS. CAVE
Mrs. Eliza Cave, aged 85 years died at the home of her son, Hubert Cave, at Springfield, this county, on Wednesday night of this week... The deceased before marriage was a daughter of the late Jacob Smelser, of Dry Run, this county, her husband being the late Andrew Cave. The latter has been dead many years. She is survived by the following children: Jacob H. Cave, William I. Cave, Hubert and David Cave, Mrs. Fannie Redman, Mrs. Mattie Parlett and Mrs. Jacob Jenkins, all of this county. She was a devout member of the Brethren church, holding her membership at Mt. Zion... Her funeral took place at Mt. Zion church on Friday at 11 o'clock the services being conducted by Elders D.N. Spitler and Joseph Comer, the interment taking place in the cemetery at that place...
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 May 1928
George W. Cave, age 70, said to be a native of Page county died Sunday of heart disease at the home of his grandson, H.W. Cave in Harrisonburg. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Kathryn Cave, two daughters, Mrs. John Whissen, of Pleasant Valley and Mrs. George Sandy, of Centerville, and two stepdaughters, Mrs. S.T. Long and Mrs. Mollie Cave, of Harrisonburg. He belonged to the Brethren church.
JACOB H. CAVE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 5 Jan 1926
DEATH OF JACOB H. CAVE
Jacob H. Cave, a highly respected farmer of near Luray, died at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, at 9:30 a.m., last Thursday. Mr. Cave's health had been declining for six months... His funeral was held at Mt. Zion Brethren church at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Eld. D.N. Spitler, of near Luray, and Eld. Joseph M. Foster, of Spring Creek, Rockingham county, conducting the service. The burial took place in the Mt. Zion cemetery...
... He was a son of the late Andrew Will Cave, of near Stony Man, this county, and was a brother of William I., Joseph A., David A., and Hubert Cave, Mrs. D.H. Parlett and Mrs. Jacob C. Jenkins, of this county. His surviving children are Eld. Ernest Cave, of Shenandoah, Ed. C. Cave, of Altoona, Pa., Fred W. Cave, of Clarksburg, W.Va., Harry E. Cave, of Waynesboro, Pa., J. Benton Cave, of Luray, Mrs. Bergie Judd, of Kimball and Mrs. Elmer Huffman, of Stanley... Mr. Cave lost his wife three years ago. Before marriage she was Miss Martha Ann Gochenour, a daughter of the late Jacob Gochenour, of this county. The couple were married a little over forty years ago. Mr. Cave was a member of the Brethren church for about thirty years...
REV. JOHN CAVE
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Aug 1923
AFTER 80 YEARS HE SLEEPS
His life spent among the crags and cliffs of the Blue Ridge, his humble dwelling being almost within the shadows of historic Franklin’s Cliff at eventide, not far from where the waters fall sheer thirty feet at Dark Hollow and help to make the Robinson River, for four score years there lived a man who gave his life in making the mountains around his home better and brighter for his life, bringing the Gospel in crude and sometime uncouth language to hundreds and perhaps thousands. This man was John Cave, 80 years of age, who died on Tuesday of this week at his home just over the top of the Blue Ridge on the Milam’s Gap Pike. For fifty years and more the old man, always industrious with hoe, axe, horse and plow except when preaching the Gospel as he believed in its primitive purity, has been a familiar figure to travelers who went across to Madison or those who came to Page. His home in years long gone was constructed of logs, low of build, stretching in length far beyond the ordinary abode of others whose lives have been spent in the Blue Ridge. It was the home of quaint though genuine hospitality, for no hour was too late at night, nor no day two biting by storms that sweep the gorges of the mountains at that place for John Cave to have the latch string on the outside and bid the stranger come in and partake of what he had in apple bins, potato holes or larder. Cabbage grew to giant size almost within the shadows of the Cave home and they have come to the Luray market and fed the hungry hordes for half a century. They were tender, crisp, brittle, white and ready for easy mastication at the touch of a tooth. The Cave cabbage won renown for these things partaking of the soil wherein they grew. In his younger days the old man listened to a call which told him to take up the ministry. He was obedient to the summons and taking his Bible under his arm went forth among the wilds of his region preaching the gospel to his neighbors and telling them to repent. His handiwork is plainly seen in the evolution of a better citizenship in these days. His influence will live long after the mountain preacher’s stalwart form has mingled with the element from which it sprang. Two Cool Springs- the one on the pike several miles east of Marksville, the one at the base of Round Top mountain south of Stanley, the meeting places in the Cubbage Hollows, the Lucas Hollow gatherings have had the old man’s presence in times without number hurling forth the terrors of the law and persuasively entreating men to walk the ways of righteousness. He traveled much of his time a-foot and for inventive phrase and native ability perhaps there has never lived a greater man than he- his chances in life taken into consideration. He had in common parlance “a raft of children: and so far as known none have come forth to bring discredit on their sainted sire. He was Methodist as strong as John Wesley. One of his sons is Rev. Gird Cave, known in Luray and many parts of the county…
JOHN H. CAVE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 8 Jan 1929
DEATH OF JOHN H. CAVE
John H. Cave, an old and upright citizen, died at 10:50 a.m., yesterday at his home a mile and a half North of Luray after eleven days illness beginning with influenza and culminating in pneumonia... He was seventy-eight years old last August.
Born near Stony Man, the son of Isaac Thomas Cave, the subject of this notice spent his entire life in Page county, except a residence of two years in Cumberland, Md., a long time ago. His mother was a Miss Gochenour, of near Stony Man. He leaves one full brother, Daniel W. Cave, of near Luray, one half sister, Mrs. Annie Trenary, of Cumberland, Md., and the following half brothers: Lee and Ashby Cave, of Paw Paw, W.Va., Joseph Cave, of Illinois, Andrew Cave, of Luke, Md. Another brother, James Cave, was last heard from thirty years ago, when he was in California on his way to the Klondike. In all there were sixteen children in Isaac Thomas Cave's family.
Mr. Cave leaves a widow, who was Miss Mary Sours, daughter of David Sours, deceased, of this county. They have one grown daughter, Miss Josephine Cave, who lives at the parental home. Mr. Cave's first wife was Miss Lucinda Gochenour, of this county who died many years ago.
... He was a man of small means, owning a little home North of town... Since early years he belonged to the Brethren church...
The funeral will take place from Mt. Zion Brethren church at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, with interment in the cemetery hardby.
JOHN HENRY CAVE
Page News & Courier, Friday 29 Oct 1920
DEATH OF JOHN H. CAVE
John Henry Cave who lived on the pike about two miles east of Marksville, died at the University Hospital, Charlottesville, on Sunday. Death was due to an acute form of kidney trouble at the time of his death being in the hospital for treatment for this disease. For a number of years he had been in failing health, though continued in active pursuit of duties until a few months ago. Mr. Cave’s burial took place in the family graveyard at his home Monday evening, after funeral services had been conducted at Bethlehem church by Rev. J.W. Leggett of the Luray Methodist church. Mr. Cave had been a magistrate of Marksville district for many years, having the confidence of all who knew him. His opinion was highly regarded on public questions his judgment being sound and his view and grasp of legal questions comprehensive… For a long time he had been a surveyor and in this he bore the reputation of being careful… A widow and six children- 3 daughters and 3 sons survive him. The widow was Miss Annie M. Lester, of Jacksonville, Ala. The surviving children are Clifford, Mildred and Lloyd Cave, of Washington, Mrs. Charles Weast, of Elkton and Misses Minnie and Sallie Cave at home. His father was the late John H. Cave familiarly known in his day as “Jack” Cave, a well known Methodist preacher of this county at the time of his death. Mr. Cave was 71 years of age.
MRS. LUISA VIRGINIA CAVE
Page News & Courier, Friday 9 Dec 1927
DEATH OF MRS. MASS CAVE
Mrs. Luisa Virginia Cave, widow of the late A. Mass Cave, of Cavetown, South of Luray, died at her home at 1:30 a.m., on Tuesday, aged sixty-nine years. She had been sick for several weeks. Though her heart had been affected for a long time she was fairly active until he last illness. Last spring she had an attack of pneumonia and had been complaining more or less since that time. Mrs. Cave’s husband, the late A. Mass Cave, died several years ago. She was a daughter of Jacob Gochenour, deceased, and the last survivor of a large family. Among her brothers and sisters were J.M. Gochenour, Mrs. Jacob H. Cave and Mrs. G.E. Bywaters, all deceased. The funeral which takes place today at Mt. Zion Brethren church will be conducted by Elder Walter Strickler, of Luray. Other particulars as to Mrs. Cave’s death are given in the following memorandum which is handed us for publication:
“Mrs. Cave was a faithful and life-long member of Mt. Zion Brethren church and was loved by all who knew her. She is survived by the following children: T.L. Cave, Roy I. Cave, Milton C. Cave, and Cletus A. Cave, all of Luray; Mrs. I.H. Seal, Sharpsburg, Md., Mrs. John L. Cave, Bakersville, Md., Mrs. George N. Messner, Hagerstown, Md., Mrs. Wm E. Fox, Hagerstown, Md. She is survived by her eight children mentioned above, 42 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
MRS. MABEL CAVE
Page News & Courier, Friday 29 Sep 1922
DEATH OF MRS. CAVE
Mrs. Mabel Cave, wife of Andrew J. Cave, formerly of this county, died last Wednesday night at her home in Luke, Md., after an illness of some time. Mrs. Cave was a daughter of the late Thomas Viands, who years ago lived at the Old Forge a mile north of Luray, and is remembered by many persons now living in this county. She was about forty-five years of age and is survived by her husband and eight children, the youngest of whom is only three weeks old. The burial took place in Luke last Friday. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church and was a good woman. Mr. Cave is a half brother of John H., D.W., and D.N. Cave, all of this county; Ashby and Lee Cave, of West Virginia, and Mrs. Joseph Trenary, of Cumberland, Md.
MRS. MAGGIE CAVE
Page News & Courier, Friday 9 Feb 1922
DEATH OF MRS. MAGGIE CAVE
Mrs. Maggie L. Cave, of Martinsburg, W.Va., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Seal, of Luray, and a former resident of this place, died about four o’clock last Friday afternoon at the King’s Daughters Hopsital in Martinsburg, after a week’s illness with pneumonia. Wile this diseases was the immediate cause of her death, Mrs. Cave had been in poor health for some time on account of dropsy. The funeral took place in the Martinsburg United Brethren church on Monday, the remains being interred in Green Hill cemetery. Mrs. Cave was a member of the U.B. church but the funeral services were conducted by a Methodist minister, her pastor having been struck by an automobile on Saturday night and perhaps fatally injured.
Mrs. Cave was born on Naked Creek, this county, forty nine years ago, and was married before her parents moved to Luray. She had been a resident of Martinsburg for fourteen years, previous to which she resided at Luray for several years. There survive her both of her parents, eight sons, one daughter, and the following brothers and sisters: Hubert Seal, Arthur and Herman Seal, of Luray, Charles Seal of Elkton, Va., Clyde and Warfield Seal, of Hagerstown, Md., and Mrs. Bertie Grove, of Martinsburg, W.Va. Of Mrs. Cave’s eight sons all but three are grown or nearly so and have positions. One son, Walter M., a soldier in the United States army, stationed in San Francisco, and one daughter, Mrs. Hester Taylor, of Martinsburg, W.Va., are married, all of the others having resided with their mother, and contributed to her support, their names being as follows: Lloyd S., Lowell, Alpha S., Alva S., Alba R., Alcy R., and Jesse. The parents and all of the brothers and sisters of the deceased attended the funeral.
MRS. MARTHA ANN CAVE
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Sep 1922
MRS. CAVE PASSES AWAY
Mrs. Martha Ann (Gochenour) Cave, wife of Jacob H. Cave, died at her home one mile south of Luray on Monday evening of this week after an illness of about two months from a complication of diseases. Her death did not come as a surprise to those who were acquainted with her real condition, her decline since her illness began having been steady and unmistakable. At times she seemed to revive, which proved only of a temporary nature. Mrs. Cave was the daughter of the late Jacob and Susan Gochenour of this county, and was born August 23, 1861, at the time of her death having reached 61 years and 11 days. In 1881 she united with Mt. Zion church of the Brethren, and on November 2 the following year was united in marriage to Mr. Cave. She was anointed in accordance with St. James 13:16, August 13, 1922… In addition to her husband she is survived by the following children: Ernest L., D. Frank and J. Benton Cave, of this county; Edward C., of Washington, D.C., Frederick W., of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Harry E. Cave, of Waynesboro, Pa., two daughters- Misses Pearl and Blanche Cave- being at home. She is also survived by two sisters- Mrs. Susan Campbell and Mrs. A.M. Cave and one brother Joseph M. Gochenour, all of this county. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 11 o’clock at Mt. Zion Church by Elders D.N. Spitler, of this county and Joseph M. Foster, of Rockingham county, the interment taking place immediately afterward in the cemetery at that place…
MRS. MARTHA LEE CAVE
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Mar 1923
Mrs. Martha Lee Cave, wife of Rev. T.W. Cave, departed this life March 9, 1923, after an illness of many years, aged 47 years and six months. She was a dutiful wife and a loving mother and will be sadly missed by those she leaves- a husband and six children. The funeral was conducted by Revs. J.H. Weaver and Gideon Cave. She was laid to rest in the Dark Hollow cemetery near the top of the mountain- Madison Exponent.
MRS. MARY C. CAVE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 Apr 1929
Mrs. Mary C. Cave, widow of Rev. John I. Cave, departed this life, March 19th, 1929, aged 85 years and three months. She leaves five children, Rev. G.A. Cave, Geo. W. Cave, Lester Cave, Polly Rickard, Carrie Thomas. She has no brothers or sisters living. She was Miss Offenbacker, her mother being a Miss Keyser before marriage. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.J. Craddock at Dark Hollow church... Burial was in the Cave cemetery near ther home of Rev. T.W. Cave... T.W. CAVE
MRS. MARY JANE CAVE
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Apr 1926
Death of Mrs. Mary Jane Cave
Mrs. Mary Jane Cave, widow of Rev. Henry A. Cave, departed this life April 5th, 1926, aged 81 years, 6 months and 20 days. She leaves four children to mourn her loss. She was the mother of 14 children from which there are 30 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren… She fell and crippled herself about a year ago and from that time has had to use crutches. About three weeks ago, she was taken very ill and was confined to her bed until death. She remained cheerful at all times, and her conversation was on things Eternal…..
Her son, Rev. T.W. Cave
PERRY F. CAVE
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Nov 1921
DEATH OF P.F. CAVE
Perry F. Cave, died on Friday afternoon after two weeks illness at the home of his son Delbert Cave near Marksville, at the age of eighty five years. His deceased is attributed to the effects of old age. Mr. Cave was a brother of Mrs. Mary E. Gray and Joseph Cave, of Marksville, and leaves the following children: Mrs. Charles Comer, Mrs. Reuben Jenkins, Mrs. Clyde Owens, Delbert Cave and I.H. Cave. The funeral which took place at the Pine Grove Episcopal church was conducted by Elder Walter Strickler, of Luray, the remains being interred in the family graveyard...
Page News & Courier, Friday 16 Feb 1923
MILTON CAVE LOSES CHILD
Rhoda, aged six years, daughter of C. Milton Cave, residing on the Boom, at Luray, died last Friday following an illness from an epidemic disease which has been affecting children in the community. All of the Cave family have been ill with grip. The little girl was buried at Mt. Zion Brethren church on Saturday, there being a short service by Elder J.W. Comer at the grave.
MRS. VIRGINIA LEE CAVE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 8 Dec 1925
DEATH OF MRS. THOS W. CAVE
Mrs. Virginia Lee Cave, wife of Rev. Thomas W. Cave, the mountain preacher, died at seven o’clock yesterday morning at the old Daniel Gochenour home near Stony Man where she was taken from Dark Hollow about two months ago on account of the rapid decline of her health. Death was due to dropsy.
Mrs. Cave, who was sixty-five years old, was a daughter of the late Jacob Parks, of Marksville, and is survived by one brother, William Parks, of near Baltimore, and three sisters, Mrs. Julius Sours, of near Luray, Mrs. Ernest Stoneberger, of Long, and Mrs. Emma Seal, of near Shenandoah Junction. Her first husband was Daniel Gochenour, a well known citizen of the neighborhood. About two years ago she married Mr. Cave. Her surviving children are Mrs. Frank Griffith, of Luray, Mrs. Annie Saffell, of Front Royal, and Seldon, Walter, Clarence, Ray and Ernest Gochenour, of Cavetown. Mrs. Cave was a member of the Methodist church and highly esteemed. Her funeral will be held from Gochenour’s Chapel at two o’clock this afternoon.
MRS. VIRINDA CAVE
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Sep 1926
DEATH OF MRS. VIRINDA CAVE
Mrs. Virinda C.C. Cave, wife of Oliver F. Cave, of near Mauck, died at her home on Monday night at the age of seventy-seven years. Mrs. Cave has been in feeble health for some time on account of the infirmities of old age and had been practically confined to her bed for several months.
The subject of this notice was one of the eleven children of Eld. Thornton H. Taylor, deceased of near Marksville, of whom only two now survive, Edward E.M. Taylor, of Baltimore, and Mrs. Fannie Owens, of West Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Cave were married twenty odd years ago. They had no children but by her kindness to her stepchildren she won their love and veneration. These are Mrs. Walter Yager and Mrs. Ashby Berry, of Page and Mrs. Seldon Henderson, Mrs. Josie Southard and Frank P. Cave, of West Virginia. All five of them came to her funeral which was conducted on Wednesday by Rev. H.J. Dudley, assisted by Rev. Gird Cave
In early life Mrs. Cave connected herself with the Disciples church of which her father was a minister... Burial in the Yager graveyard...
WILLIAM F. CAVE
Page News & Courier, Friday 31 Aug 1928
SON OF FORMER RESIDENT IS DROWNED
Winchester, August 29- William F. Cave, 21 years old, son of Lee J. Cave of the Stephens City section of Frederick county, was accidentally drowned yesterday near Mandham, N.J., where he was employed on the large landed estate of George M. Sutton, according to a telegram received by his father last evening. Another telegram received today stated that the body had been shipped, and would arrive here tonight or early tomorrow.
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock, tomorrow at Double Churches by the Rev. L.R. Dettra and the Rev. H.E. Richardson. Interment will be in Green Hill Cemetery at Stephens City.
... He had been employed at the Mendham farm for the last three years. His mother Mrs. Nora V. Cave, died only a few weeks ago.
In addition to his father, Mr. Cave is survived by one brother, Harry M. Cave, of Cumberland, Md., and three sisters, Mrs. Elsie White, Mrs. Marjorie V. Hartley, and Miss Lillian Cave all of Stephens City.
(Later accounts of the tragedy are to the effect that young Cave was sitting dressed on the bank watching bathers, and leaped in and saved a lady from drowning. After putting her in a boat he collapsed from heart disease and sank.)
MRS. ALICE COFFMAN
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 22 Apr 1930
DEATH OF MRS. JACOB H. COFFMAN, OF WESTMONT, NEW JERSEY
Mrs. Alice Coffman, wife of Jacob H. Coffman, of Westmont, N.J., both wife and husband natives and for many years residents of this county, died at two o’clock a.m., on Saturday, after a long period of weakness and decline due to old age. She would have attained her eightieth birthday had she lived until the 20th of next month. Her death was announced by a telegram received at Luray by her brother, Eld. B.F. Purdham, of this place, who knew that she was very feeble but had not heard of any recent change for the worse in her condition.
Mrs. Coffman was a daughter of the late Jeremiah Purdham, of Stanley, this county, her mother before marriage having been Miss Mary Jenkins, of the same part of the county. She leaves the following brothers and sisters: Eld. B.F. Purdham, of Luray, F.T. Purdham, a retired contractor and builder, of Battle Creek, Mich., Edward M. Purdham, a truck gardener and farmer of Clyde, Ohio, Mrs. Viola Viands, of Luray, and Mrs. John D. Racer, the latter a half sister only. Mr. Coffman, her surviving husband, is a brother of the late James Harvey Coffman, of Stanley, a bricklayer by trade, he followed this occupation in this county for many years before locating in the north. He has been a frequent contributor to this paper. While not able to work at his trade, partly on account of being crippled in one leg, he still enjoys a fair degree of health. The couple have the following children: Wilmer, Jacob and Benjamin Coffman, Mrs. Will Young and Mrs. William Summers, all living in or near Philadelphia, some of them at the parental home… The burial will take place at Camden, N.J., at 2 p.m., Wednesday.
HERBERT W. COFFMAN
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Mar 1921
DEATH OF HUBERT W. COFFMAN
Herbert W. Coffman died at his home in Stanley last Frudat after an illness of three years... He was for a long time one of Stanley's well known business men... He was a son of the late J. Harvey Coffman, of Stanley, and is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Joseph, Jacob and Gilbert Coffman, Mrs. Cora Burns, Mrs. B.C. Strickler, of Luray, and Mrs. George W. Moore, of Bluff City, Va. His children are Harry M. Coffman and Cecil C. Coffman. He was twice married, his widow and the following step children survive him: Miss Irma E. Koontz, Miss Rosalie Koontz, Harry A. Koontz and Malcolm Koontz. Mr. Coffman had been a member of Graves Chapel Methodist church for many years. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon, having been conducted by Rev. Mr. Palmer, of Stanley, assisted by Rev. J.W. Leggett, of Luray, the interment taking place in Graves Chapel cemetery. The deceased was in the 57th year of his age...