David Knighting Resources
PAGE NEWS & COURIER OBITUARIES 1920-1930, Part 2
ADAM PIERCE COMER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 30 Mar 1926
DEATH OF NATIVE OF PAGE
At five o'clock on last Sunday afternoon, March 21, 1926, Mr. Adam Pierce Comer, departed this life at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. R.E. Tidler in New Market...
The deceased was the fourth child of the late Emanuel and Catherine Comer (nee Rhinehart) and was born Decemeber 12, 1852, it is thought near Alma, Page County. This Mr. Comer had reached the age of 73 years, 3 months and 9 days. His two brothers, John and Isaac, half brother, Levi, and four sisters, Miss Frances Comer, Mrs. Jacob Baker (Barbara, and Mrs. William Lamma (Bettie) preceded him in death.
On November 1, 1875, the subject of this sketch and Miss Virginia Frances Good were united in marriage, and four their entire married life of more than fifty years resided in this community. To this union were born twelve children of which number Messrs. John Comer of Stephens City, Va., Chas, of Arkton, Lester, Sterling, Va., and Frank, at home and Mrs. C.W. Owen (Bertha), of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Cecil Lloyd (Emma), of Forestville, Va., and Mrs. Sidney Good, (Dessie), of Sterling, Va., still survive, while Misses Naomi and Lena Comer, Mrs. George Mack (Mary), of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Owen Brewer (Effie) of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Julia Higgs, formerly of Arkton, are deceased. In addition to seven living children, the deceased is survived by his wife, forty-two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral services were held from the Methodist church of this place at 10 o'clock on last Tuesday morning, March 23d, of which Mr. Comer was a member.
... For nine years he was in the employ of the late Mr. Thomas Shirley, and resided with his wife for twenty-three years on the east of Smith's Creek just south of the Lee Highway. Besides raising their family of twelve children Mr. and Mrs. Comer also took care of six of their grandchildren...- Shenandoah Valley.
ANDREW J. COMER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 5 Apr 1927
DEATH OF ANDREW J. COMER
Shenandoah, Va., April 4, 1927- Andrew J. Comer, who has been in poor health for some months, died Saturday afternoon at his home near Mt. Lebanon church. Funeral services were conducted at the Grove Hill church Monday at 2 p.m., by Rev. H.X. Easley, pastor of the Shenandoah Christian church.
Mr. Comer was in his 79th year. He is survived by his wife, three sons and four daughters, two sisters, six brothers, thirty two grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. He was a member of the Mt. Lebanon church...
Mr. Comer was a thrifty and industrious citizen and highly respected in this community. He was a brother of Isaac N., James, Jacob, John, Samuel and Philip Comer, Mrs. Virginia Hinton and Mrs. Jane McAllister, all of near Shenandoah. His living children are Amos, Elmer and Ernest Comer, Mrs. Mollie Dovel, Mrs. Effie May, Mrs. Laura Cubbage and Mrs. Lyddie May, all of this vicinity. His last illness began with a stroke of paralysis seven or eight months ago.
MISS ANNA MAE COMER
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Jan 1923
DEATH OF MISS ANNA MAY COMER
Miss Anna Mae Comer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Comer, of near Shenandoah died Tuesday near Shenandoah after a lingering illness with tuberculosis at the age of nineteen years, four months and one day... The blow is a crushing one to the parents, two brothers and four sisters of the deceased. The funeral which took place at the U.B. Church at Grove Hill yesterday... was conducted by her pastor Rev. R.P. Crumpler assisted by Rev. John Oliver. Her body was interred in the Grove Hill cemetery.
Miss Comer was a member of Mt. Lebanon Christian church...
MRS. BETSY COMER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 10 Nov 1925
MRS. JACOB COMER DIES NEAR SHENANDOAH
Mrs. Betsy Comer, wife of Jacob F. Comer, died unexpectedly at her home near Ingham, this county, on Thursday at the age of seventy-two. Some time ago she had been in poor health but was much improved recently, and her death occurred almost instantaneously after she had eaten a hearty dinner.
Mrs. Comer was the mother of nineteen children, of whom sixteen are living. There are, also 102 grandchildren and sixty-two great grandchildren surviving. The living children are as follows: Mrs. W.O. May, Mrs. Martha Kite, Mrs. S.P. Good, Mrs. Clint Judd, Warren Comer, Mrs. Herbert Stanley, Mrs. William McDaniel, Mrs. Emory May, Ben S. Comer, Hiram Comer, Jacob Comer, William Comer, Martin Comer, and James Comer, of near Shenandoah. Mrs. Charles Higgs, of Pennsylvania, and Charles Comer, of Stanley.
George W. Smith, the Shenandoah plasterer, is the only brother of the deceased. There is also one sister living, Mrs. Dolly McDonald, of Shenandoah.
Mrs. Comer was a member of the Christian church for many years… Her funeral was conducted by her pastor, Rev. A.W. Andes.
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Dec 1922
CALVIN COMER KILLED AT MARTINSBURG
Kagey Comer, living on the Deford place, north of Luray received a telegram on Tuesday night giving the news of the death of his brother, Calvin Comer, at Martinsburg, W.Va. Details of the accident were not received and all that is known is that Mr. Comer in some accidental manner met his end at a rock quarry near Martinsburg, where he was employed as a boss. The remains were probably buried at Martinsburg but it is possible may yet be brought to Infham in this county, where the deceased resided until twenty two years ago. Mr. Comer was about forty five years old and leaves a widow and five children, three of the children being grown and two small. The widow was originally of Martinsburg. The following brothers and sisters survive: Kagey Comer, of Luray, Charles Comer, Mrs. Regina Grimsley and Mrs. Mollie Breeden, of Ingham, and Mrs. Jennie Breeden, of Martinsburg.
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Oct 1927
CECIL COMER, DIED NEAR SHENANDOAH
Cecil Comer, age 26, a World War veteran, died of double pneumonia at 10 a.m., on Tuesday at the home of his father, John Comer, near Comer's church in the vicinity of Shenandoah, this county. He had been ill for nine days, his health having been good previously. He served in the American Expeditionary Forces and there sustained an injury to his leg from which he never fully recovered.
The deceased is survived by his father, step-mother, three full brothers, Lester, Earl and Arthur Comer, two full sisters, Mrs. Flora Smith and Miss Pearl Comer, three half brothers, Floyd, Kemper and Bertus Comer and seven half sisters, Nellie, Gladys, Thelma, Hattie, Sylvia and Vista Comer.
The funeral which was held at the home at 2 p.m., on Thursday was conducted by Rev. G.H. Easley, of the Disciples church, which the deceased joined a few days before his death. Interment in the Jacob Comer graveyard.
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 Sep 1920
DEATH OF DAVID COMER
David Comer, an industrious and worthy citizen of Shenandoah, son of W.J. Comer, of Ingham, died suddenly on Saturday, aged thirty years. Death was due to heart trouble aggravated by asthma... A widow, who prior to marriage was Miss Myrtle Nipple, survives. The couple had two children both of whom are dead. The funeral was held at the U.B. church on Monday, the interment taking place in the family burying ground near Grove Hill.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 5 Jun 1928
HARRY COMER KILLED AT WINSTON-SALEM
Harry Comer, age 32 years, of Comertown, near Shenandoah City, a member of the N. & W bridge carpenter force, was fatally injured at 9 o'clock last Friday morning while loading steel in the yeards at Winston-Salem, N.C. In some way a heavy piece of steel caught home and crushed him about the body. He was in the hospital until 9 o'clock at night, when he died, being conscious till the last. His body was brought to his home near Shenandoah City, the funeral taking place at 11 a.m., yesterday with Rev. M.A. Ashby, officiating.
Mr. Comer was an industrious and valued citizen. He leaves a widow who was a daughter of William Turner. There are also four small children, the oldest about nine years of age. He was a son of Philip M. Comer, who also survives. He has one brother Reuben Comer and six sisters, viz: Mrs. Jas. Davis, Mrs. Frank Turner, Mrs. Charles Supples and three single.
Page News & Courier, Friday 20 Jun 1930
DEATH OF PROMISING BOY FROM BRAIN ABSCESS
Harold Comer, aged sixteen years, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Luther Comer, of Hagerstown, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Kagey Comer, north of Luray, died recently in the Maryland University Hospital, Baltimore, Md., following an operation for the removal of an abcess on the brain... The cause of the abscess us unknown. He was a member of the United Brethren church and a promising youth. He leaves his parents, and two brothers and two sisters, the other children being younger than himself. His father Luther Comer, formerly of Luray has been a Western Maryland trainman at Hagerstown for years. His mother is a daughter of Albert Viands, of Charlestown, W.a., formerly a tannery employee at Luray. Mrs. Albert Viands was Miss Nancy Wright, of Ingham, this county... He was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown...
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Oct 1930
DEATH OF JAMES COMER NEAR SHENANDOAH
Shenandoah, Va., Oct. 9- James Comer, a highly respected citizen of this community died at his home at Comertown, at 8 p.m., on Monday after a lengthy period of decline. He was eighty-three years old last March. Death was due to heart trouble and the weakness of age. Mr. Comer was able to be about until recently, being confined to his bed for less than a week.
The subject of this notice belonged to the large and highly respected Comer family of this community. His brothers are Samuel, Andrew, Jacob, Philip, John and Isaac Comer, his sisters, Mrs. Frank McAllister and Mrs. Jennie Hinton, all of Shenandoah and vicinity. One brother, George W. Comer, and two sisters, Mrs. Martin Lucas and Mrs. Sis McAllister are dead.
Mr. Comer was twice married. By his first wife who was Miss Mary Ann Strole, he leaves the following children: Frank Comer, of Ingham, Dock Comer of Shenandoah, June and Jude Comer, of Elkton, Mrs. Victoria Leonard, of New Jersey, Mrs. Charles Hilliard, of Ingham, and Mrs. Andrew Baughter, of Elkton. His second wife who was Miss Lucy Sly, survives him with the following children: James Jr., Homer, Pauline, Claude and Albert Comer, all at home… Mr. Comer an industrious and thrifty farmer. He belonged to the Christian church and had been a Mason for more than fifty years.
The funeral and interment took place at the Shenandoah M.E. church this morning, the Masons in charge and Rev. B.J. Earp, the officiating minister.
JOHN W. COMER
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Sep 1922
DEATH OF JOHN W. COMER
John W. Comer, a native of this county, died last Sunday at his home near Craig, Mo., where he had been living for about 30 years and where he had become a highly prosperous farmer. A few years ago Mr. Comer paid a visit to this county, a custom he had followed every few years since moving to Missouri. Mr. Comer was about 61 years of age and is survived by one child, Mrs. Cave, of Ida, this county, is a sister of the deceased. Two brothers, Joseph and Henry Comer- died in Missouri several years ago. He had made many friends in his adopted State, who like those in this county are pained to hear of his death.
JOSEPH A. COMER
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Dec 1923
DEATH OF JOS. A. COMER
Joseph A. Comer, who was born near Stony Man this county 79 years ago, died at his home in Tipton, Mo., on Christmas day about 3 o’clock p.m. Mr. Comer had been living in Missouri for 57 years where he had become a prosperous farmer. Mr. Comer is survived by the following sisters: Mrs. Joseph H. Cave, of Ida; Mrs. Rebecca Kite, of Colorado; Mrs. William Isley, of Missouri, and Miss Carrie Comer, of Salem, Ohio. Mrs. John Woodward, deceased, of Ida, this county, was also a sister. The latter was the mother of Mrs. B.F. Jenkins, of Ida, to whom the telegram announcing Mr. Comer’s death was sent. John Comer, who died at Craig, Mo., about two years ago, was also a brother. The deceased was twice married, his last wife and six children surviving him. He was a member of the Baptist church and was highly respected by all who knew him. It is supposed that the burial took place in Tipton, Mo., though the telegram to relatives in this county contained only the announcement of Mr. Comer’s death.
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Mar 1923
Juliette Comer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Comer, died at the home of her parents in East Luray, on Thursday morning of this week about seven o’clock. The immediate cause of death was measles with which she had been suffering for only a few days. She was eight months old on the day of her death. The interment took place in Evergreen Cemetery on Friday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. Mr. Dudley of the Church of Christ.
MRS. KATE COMER
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Jun 1926
DEATH AT SHENANDOAH
Mrs. Kate Comer, widow of David Comer, of Comertown, near Shenandoah City, died on Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ida Dean in Shenandoah. She had been in ill health for a long time and had been confined to her bed for a few weeks. Her age was about seventy-eight. After the death of her husband, which occurred a number of years ago, she made her home with her child. She is survived by one son David Comer, of Elkton, and three daughters, Mrs. Luther Davis and Mrs. Henry Davis, of Elkton, and Mrs. Dean of Shenandoah. She was highly esteemed. The funeral will take place from the Dean home at 2 p.m., today (Friday) Burial in the M.E. Cemetery.
MRS. LAURA COMER
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Mar 1930
DEATH OF MRS. CARL COMER
Mrs. Laura Comer, wife of Carl Comer, of Ingham, died of double pneumonia on March 18th aged about thirty years. Her husband is Norfolk and Western pumper at Luray. Mrs. Comer leaves nine children, a number of them quite small. She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Al Dofflemoyer, two brothers Ashby and Marcus Dofflemoyer and a married sister living in Hagerstown. Rev. M.A. Ashby, of Toms Brook, Va., conducted the funeral, the interment taking place in the A.J. Kite graveyard.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 16 Aug 1927
PRESTON COMER DIES NEAR SHENANDOAH CITY
Preston Comer, aged 78, of Comertown, near Shenandoah, this county, who has been feeble from causes incident to old age for the last year or two and has been confined to his bed for three months, died at 12:40 p.m., on Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Comer, where he had resided the latter years of his life. The deceased was an industrious, upright and respected citizen. He was thrifty and owned a farm in the Comertown section, which in later years passed to one of his children. Mr. Comer was a brother of Mrs. Frank P. Strole and Alex Comer. His wife, who was Miss Ardista McDaniel prior to marriage, and was a sister of Joseph McDaniel, of Shenandoah, died several years ago. His surviving children are Warren H. Comer, Vernon Comer, Mrs. Arthur Comer and Mrs. Luther Stanley, of Shenandoah, and Harry Comer, of West Virginia. The funeral will be held from the home at 2 p.m. today (Tuesday) with interment in the family graveyard.
MRS. SARAH COMER
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 May 1920
DEATH OF MRS. PHILIP COMER
Mrs. Sarah Comer, wife of P.M. Comer, died at her home near Shenandoah, on Friday, May 7th. Mrs. Comer had only been ill a short while the immediate cause of her death being heart trouble. She was 61 years, 11 months and 12 days of age. She is survived by her husband, eight children, Reuben and Henry Comer, of Shenandoah, Mrs. Frank Turner, of Naked Creek, Mrs. James Davis, of Ingham, Mrs. C.L. Supple, of near Shenandoah, and Misses Sallie, Maggie and Ada Comer at home. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. George Comer and Miss Ellen Merica, both of the Naked Creek neighborhood. Mrs. Comer had been a consistent member of Mt. Lebanon Christian church for forty years. Her funeral was conducted on Sunday by Rev. Warren Baldwin of Mt. Lebanon church after which her body was laid to rest in the Comer burying ground…
MRS. LAURA COMPTON
Page News & Courier, Friday 20 May 1927
Mrs. Laura Compton, widow of Gen. Wm. A. Compton, of the United Confederate Veterans, died Wednesday at her home in Front Royal and will be buried there today, Friday. Mrs. Compton was 80 years of age and is an aunt of Charles Bolen and the Misses Steed, of Luray.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 15 May 1927
DEATH OF Z.J. COMPTON
Z.J. Compton, 81, died at his home at Bentonville, Saturday. He was a member of Co. F. Mosby command. He had been in ill health for several years but fell three weeks ago, breaking his hip, from which he never recovered. He is a brother of J.B. and W.A. Compton, of Front Royal. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church and the funeral was conducted by Elder A.L. Harrison with interment in the Prospect Cemetery, Front Royal.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Jan 1928
DIED ALONE IN THE MIDST OF BURIED TREASURE
Thomas Corbin, seventy-five years old, was found dead last Thursday at his home a mile South of Stony Man, having died probably a week before. Unmarried and living alone for many years death struck him, nobody knows exactly how and when. He expired apparently from heart disease or some other sudden natural cause. He was found by Charles N. Spitler, who lives several miles away, and who had often employed him and who became uneasy because the faithful old helper had not been seen for a week.
The body of the lonely old man lay on the floor cald only in a shirt. A chair lay on top of him, probably turned over when he fell to the floor. Rats or mice had eaten away one side of his face and forehead, and the body was beginning to decompose. There was no mark of violence of any kind and none is suspected. The door was unlocked with the key in it.
Corbin was faithful, honest and well disposed, but one who deprived himself of comforts and even necessaries to satisfy a craving for the hoarding of money to no practical purpose...
Up to this time more than five hundred dollars has been found buried in Corbin's yard and around the premises and put away between the leaves of books and newspapers about his house. The yard and ground around hear the house has been dug up every where and if there is more money concealed it is at some unknown place distance from the house.
The old man's yard was literally sown with money, which was found in scores of places. In some cases greenbacks were wrapped in heavy paper, in others wrapped in tin tobacco boxes. In nearly every instance the box or package was buried a few inches underground.
Corbin's little house, one room on the first floor with a half story above erected years ago by his brother, David Corbin, and for the last twenty-odd years the solitary abode of the dead man, stands back fifteen or twenty feet from the public road. The front years was adopted as the burial place of much of the money. Ine some cases it was under rose and honeysuckle bushes or near a fence post or other spot spot that would designate the location, but often a stick set in the ground, sometimes almost rotted off, was the guide of the searchers. There was more money under the wood pile and under an old plank pile and various other places.
A surprising thing about the buried treasure was that many of the finds were of very small amounts. In one case there was but seven cents. In another spot thirteen dimes was unearthed. However, as much as thirty or forty dollars was found together in some instances. Money located in the house totaled about sixty-five dollars, the rest being buried outside.
Cashier Emmett C. Berrey of the Page Valley National Bank spent two and a half hours Friday overhauling the buried money. It totaled $509.53 of which $123 was in coin. The coins were all of late issue, a significant fact, As Corbin has had the same habits all his life his earlier hoardings are a matter of mystery. He had a few notes and bonds of small amount only... There was no gold at all and no paper money or larger denomination then ten dollars. Three or four dollars was in pennies.
The body of the old man was laid to rest by a few neighbors on Friday with short services at the grave by Elder D.N. Spitler. The burial spot is on Corbin's little place of thirteen acres which lies about his home and which is grown up in bushes from neglect.
The dead man was one of the nine children of Noah Corbin, deceased. Of these three are living, viz.; Mrs. Mary Seal, of Criglersville, David Corbin, of Luray, and Mrs. Ella Seal, of Naked Creek. These with Mrs. Frank Rothgeb, of near Luray, only child of the first Mrs. David Cave, deceased, another sister, will inherit such estate as is left.
Corbin worked for many years for Charles N. Spitler, of near Antioch church. Recently the old man had been chopping wood in the moutain for Mr. Spitler, and his failure to appear any more led to the discovery of his body. The Spitler family thought very highly of the deceased... He was remarkable for industry. A citizen of the Mill Creek section tells us that years ago Corbin in slack times would work for farmers as twenty-five cents a day rather than be idle. At the same time he loaned money, perhaps unwisely. The man never lived out of the Stony Man neighborhood. He did not believe in banks and had various eccentricities. He went on his solitary way, never aspiring to be more than a day laborer, neglecting his own little place, troubling nobody, talking very reservedly to a few and hoarding money and banking it in the ground all the time.
__ CUBBAGE ( DAUGHTER OF MARSHALL)
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Feb 1924
Marshall Cubbage, near Honeyville, who lost a daughter with scarlet fever last week has two more children ill with the same disease.
MRS. ELIZA CUBBAGE
Tuesday 22 Jul 1924
DIES AT NINETY-FOUR
Mrs. Eliza Cubbage, widow of Simpson Cubbage, died at 1 p.m. last Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.S. Good, near Shenandoah City, aged ninety-four years. She had been feeble for a long time but succumbed to an attack of paralysis that seized her the day before her death.
Mrs. Cubbage the mother of Mrs. Kagey Comer, and John Dodson, of Luray, Mrs. J.S. Good and Mrs. Croft, of Shenandoah, Mitt Dodson, of Rileyville, Tenie Dodson, of Nethers and Mrs. Blanche Bloom, of Hagerstown. All of the children but Mitt Dodson were at the funeral.
The maiden name of Mrs. Cubbage was Flincham and her place of birth was Rappahannock county. Her first husband was Joseph Dodson after whose death she married Simpson Cubbage. The latter who in his early life was remarkable for his physical strength died about eighteen years ago. Mrs. Cubbage had been a church member for many years.
The funeral was held on Monday in the Episcopal church at Ingham Eld. Frank Comer conducting the services and the burial taking place at the Samuel Comer graveyard.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 19 Oct 1926
DEATH OF EARLY CUBBAGE
Early Cubbage, eighty-three years old, an industrious and honorable citizen, died at an early hour Saturday at the home of Mike Painter, West of Stanley, with whom he resided a greater part of the time. His deceased was due to the infirmities of age. While he had been feeble for some time, his last illness was of a short duration. Mr. Cubbage was a man of energy and industry and a good citizen who had the respect of his fellow-citizens. He owned a small estate but divided his property among his children a few years ago. His wife has been dead seventeen years.
Three children survive Mr. Cubbage, viz.; Eld. Ausby Cubbage, of near Stanley, a minister of the Brethren church, Ashby Cubbage, of near Marksville and Mrs. Charlie Seekford, of Norfolk. Mr. Cubbage was a Confederate soldier and had a good record. His funeral was held at the Alma Lutheran church at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Eld. Walter Strickler, of Luray, conducting the services. Interment in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Feb 1922
DEATH OF FRED CUBBAGE
Fred Cubbage, of Cubbage Hollow died last Sunday after a short illness with pneumonia aged thirty-five years. Mr. Cubbage was a man of powerful frame weighing over two hundred pounds and till recently had been in excellent health. He leaves a widow who was a Miss Aleshire and there are also several surviving children. Mr. Cubbage was a son of Buchanan Cubbage. His funeral which took place on Tuesday was conducted by Elders Ausby Cubbage and Jack Painter. The deceased was a member of the Brethren church.
Page News & Courier, Friday 27 Jan 1922
DEATH OF GEORGE A. CUBBAGE
George A. Cubbage, a respected and well to do citizen living in Cubbage Hollow, died on Tuesday after a few days illness aged about sixty five years. Death is said to have been due to obstruction of the bowels. Mr. Cubbage was twice married and is survived by a number of children and his last wife, who was a daughter of William Lucas. He was a member of the Brethren church and an upright, thrifty man. The funeral which took place at the late home of the deceased on Thursday was conducted by Eld. Ausby Cubbage, the interment being in the family graveyard.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 3 Jul 1923
DEATHS SOUTH OF STANLEY
Gracie Cubbage, aged eleven years, daughter of Jacob Cubbage, of near Stanley, died of diptheria, on Monday, June 25th. The funeral was held at the home at 11 a.m., last Wednesday. Eld. John B. Jenkins conducting the services and the remains being interred in the Cubbage graveyard. Three more of Mr. Cubbage’s children, ranging in age from seven to fifteen years have the same disease as proved fatal in this case and all have been dangerously ill.
HENRY LEE CUBBAGE
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 Jun 1922
DEATH OF HENRY LEE CUBBAGE
Henry Lee Cubbage, of near Stanley, died on Tuesday from the effects of cancer, aged about fifty years. He had recently been to the hospital and undergone a partial operation without relief. Mr. Cubbage was the owner of considerable property, one being the former R.P. Foltz place near Stanley, where his death occurred. He leaves a widow who was a daughter of Joseph Campbell, of Honey Run Hollow. He also leaves eight or ten children. Mr. Cubbage was a son of Thomas Cubbage, deceased. He was an industrious man and a member of the Brethren church. The funeral took place at Leak’s Chapel at 2 p.m., on Thursday.
JOHN W. CUBBAGE
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Oct 1926
DEATH OF J.W. CUBBAGE
John W. Cubbage, son of the late William Cubbage, of near Marksville, this county, died at his home near Synarep, Washington, September 21, aged about 72 years, after an illness of nearly a year. He married Mary E. Glenn, daughter of the late William Glenn, of Stanardsville, Va., and a sister of the late George D. Glenn, on January 28, 1878. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Harry, Ernest and Mattie at home, George, of Arkansas, and Mrs. Bertha Boley, of Bealeton, Va. Their oldest son, William S., died at Midland, Va., some years ago. The youngest son, Weimer was drowned in a lake near his home in 1917. They lived at Catletts, Va., for a number of years and emigrated tot he State of Washington twenty-five or thirty years ago, taking up a homestead when the land in that state was thrown open to the public. He was a consistent member of the Brethren church... he left his family in comfortable circumstances. He has numerous relatives in this county. Interment took place in the home burial ground near Synarep.
MISS LYDDIE CUBBAGE
Page News & Courier, Friday 13 May 1927
Miss Lyddia Cubbage, daughter of Simpson Cubbage, deceased, died in Cubbage Hollow Tuesday morning was buried in the old George Cubbage graveyard the following day. Elder Frank Comer conducting the service. Miss Cubbage was about sixty years old. Her health had been bad for some time.
__ DALLAS (CHILD OF VAN)
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 Feb 1923
Van Dallas, living near “Keystone”, south of Stanley, lost an infant child last Sunday. The burial took place Monday, services being conducted by Frank Comer.
MRS. MARTHA DARROUGH
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Feb 1929
Mrs. Martha Darrough, aged 75, widow of Sam Darrough, died at Swift Run Tuesday evening. Burial in the family cemetery at 11 p.m. Thursday.
MRS. C.A. DAVIS
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Feb 1922
Mrs. George W. Good received a message last Friday saying that her sister, Mrs. C.A. Davis, of Honeywell, Kan., was dead. She had been living there for the past 40 years. She was a daughter of Jacob Offenbacker, deceased, of this county and was twice married. She leaves no children, but has two sisters- Mrs. George W. Good, of Stanley, and Mrs. John W. Phillips, of Alma. Her body will be shipped to Stanley and buried at Graves Chapel. No arrangements will be made for the funeral until after the body arrives at the home of her sister, Mrs. George W. Good. She was about 78 years of age. She was also a sister of J.F. and Thomas M. Offenbacker, deceased.
MRS. KATE DAVIS
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 May 1922
DEATH AT GROVE HILL
Mrs. Kate Davis, wife of Samuel B. Davis, died at her home near Grove Hill on Sunday at the age of seventy eight years, her death following several months of rapidly declining health, due in large measure at least to the effects of old age. Mrs. Davis was a Miss Dorrough and was born and raised near Grove Hill. A brother, Elijah Dorrough, residing in one of the Western States survives her. Her husband who survives her was a gallant Confederate soldier and despite his seventy nine years is still blessed with good health. The couple have one surviving son, James Davis, yard conductor at Shenandoah City, who resides with his parents.
The funeral of Mrs. Davis which took place on Tuesday was conducted by her pastor, Rev. R.P. Crumpler, her remains being buried in the family graveyard.
... She was a member of East Liberty Christian church, having made a Christian profession forty three years ago.
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Nov 1922
Hess Dean, a well known citizen of Elkton, died at the University Hospital in Charlottesville Saturday night at 12 o'clock. He had been ill for a number of months, gradually growing worse. He leaves a wife and nine children, Mrs. Claudia Meadows, Mrs. Nettie Lamb, Mrs. Cordelia Lamb, Joseph, Matthew, Harrison, Ruth, Wynona and Nellie Lamb. Mr. Dean as 59 years of age.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 13 Dec 1927
COMPTON MAN FOUND DEAD AT WOODPILE
Ned Deavers, aged sixty-six years, a respected and industrious citizen of Compton, left his home about dusk Saturday evening and was found dead at his woodpile a few steps from the house the next morning. While Mr. Deavers had complained at times of his heart he had been going about all the time and working as usual and had no serious attacks. Saturday he busied himself about the house as usual and had not been ill. His wife, daughter Miss Minnie and son Oliver, who resided with him made a search for him around the premises after he had been missing for some time, but did not locate him. They were very uneasy about him, but concluding he must have gone to the home of one of his sons-in-law or to a sick neighbor’s and these parties having no telephones, they passed a sleepless night hoping for the best. After daylight Mr. Deavers was found dead in a sitting posture at the end of the woodpile concealed by a stack of wood. In their search the night before they had passed within a few feet of him a number of times. The position of the body and all indications pointed to the fact that death had been instantaneous.
Mr. Deavers was a native of Springfield district, where nearly all his life was spent. A year ago he moved from Bentonville to Compton to occupy the home of his son-in-law J. N. Smelser who had moved to Maryland and it was at the Smelser place that his death occurred. He leaves a widow who was Miss Mary Nichols, of Madison county and twelve children as follows: Samuel and Jesse Deavers, of Rileyville, Cecil, Robert, Thomas and Harold Deavers, of Ohio, Oliver Deavers, of Compton, Mrs. Robert Bailey, Mrs. T.B. Rickard and Mrs. C.W. Rickard, of Rileyville, Mrs. J.N. Smelser, of Maryland and Miss Minnie Deavers, of Compton.
The funeral will take place at the Smelser home in Compton, at 11 a.m. today, (Thursday.)
MRS. MELLIE DETAR
Page News & Courier, Friday 13 Aug 1926
MRS. MELLIE PRICE DETAR
Born March 5, 1895, died Aug. 3, 1926, at 1:45 a.m., in the Alleghany General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. She had been a patient only about one week. She had been operated on. The doctors performed the Caesarian operation. A male baby was born and is getting along nicely. Bright's disease and other complications, were the cause of her death.
Mollie was raised by her grandmother, Mrs. G.W. Price, near Stony Man, Va. She went to Mineral City, Ohio, with her uncle, H.B. Price, about five years ago, staying about one year with him, then returning to Irwin, Pa., staying with her uncle Lonie until about three years ago, when she married Oscar Detar, of Irwin, Pa... Her husband is a bricklayer making good wages... She was buried in the Cemetery at Irwin, Pa. Her Uncle Lonie.
MRS. CATHERINE DINGES
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 23 Oct 1923
SUDDEN DEATH OF A YOUNG MOTHER
The suddeness of the death of Mrs. Catherine Dinges, wife of Claude Dinges at her home on Mill Creek, this county, four miles southwest of Luray, last Friday morning at six o'clock, comes as a distinct shock to her neighborhood... Of her immediate family she is survived by her husband and an infant son twenty four hours old at the time of the passing of his mother. The couple were married on the 19th of last December, and her death occurring on the 19th of November marks the end of their brief wedded life. Soon after their marriage the couple moved to the farm of S. Hite Modesitt, occupying the house a short time before vacated by his brother, Lester Dinges. Mrs. Dinges was a daughter of the late W.N. Jenkins, and is survived by one full sister, Miss Velva Jenkins, of this county, and two full brothers, Samuel Jenkins, of Mill Creek and Garland Jenkins, of Ohio, and three half sisters and one half brother as follows: Misses Lillian, Eva and Marie Jenkins and William Jenkins, all of Leaksville. Mrs. Dinges had been a member of the Leaksville Christian church for a number of years... The funeral services were conducted from the church at that place on Sunday afternoon by her pastor, Rev. Mr. Crumpler... She was about twenty four years of age.
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Nov 1926
Mrs. Dora Dinges, wife of Harry Dinges, deceased, died Monday of a complication of diseases. She was the daughter of Isaac Goode, deceased. She leaves to mourn her loss, two boys, aged 17 and 13 years and one brother, Amos Goode, the last one of that family. She was laid to rest beside her husband, Wednesday at 11 a.m., at the Adventist cemetery. Funeral by Elder John Jenkins. Mrs. Dinges was about thirty-five years old.
Page News & Courier, Friday 13 Oct 1922
GEORGE R. DINGES
The well known drayman and citizen of Juniata, died yesterday afternoon, September 22, at 2:30 o’clock at the Altoona hospital, death resulting from appendicitis and injuries believed to have been sustained on last Wednesday while lifting heavy freight while at his work. Mr. Dinges resided at 604 Sixth Avenue, Juniata. He was born at Stanley, Va., on October 15, 1882, and was a son of John (deceased) and Julia Dinges, the aged mother still living in her Virginia home. On January 5, 1902, Mr. Dinges was wedded to Miss Kate Yoder, who survives with these children Sinary, Ernest, Paul, Harry, George, Stella, Marie and Agnes, all at home. Also surviving are three brothers and one sister of the deceased: Edward, Fred and Ernest Dinges and Mrs. Lulu Prince, all of Virginia. Prior to his entrance into a successful drayage business, Mr. Dinges was for fourteen years a freight brakeman on the Pittsburgh division and, at the time of his death, was a member of Lodge 174, B. of R.T. He was an active member of Rogers No. 1 Volunteer Fire company in Juniata and was a member of the Blair county Fish and Forestry Association. As a sportsman he was true blue and with either rod or gun was a close adherent to the game laws and traditions of clean sport. Husband, father, citizen and admired associate, George Dinges always stood on the square for fair play… The remains are in charge of Undertakers Roher & Mauk and may be viewed at the home. Funeral services in the home will be conducted by the Rev. Robert J. Allen, at 2 p.m. on Monday, and interment will be made in Grandview- Altoona (Pa.) Mirror, Sept. 23.
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 May 1920
DEATH OF HARRY DINGES
Harry Dinges, son of the late John Dinges, died at the home of his father-in-law, Isaac Good, about one mile west of Stanley on Thursday of this week. Mr. Dinges had been in ill health for several months the immediate cause of his death being due to leakage of the heart. He is survived by his widow and three children. His funeral was held at the Adventist church on Sunday, Rev. J.B. Jenkins officiating. Interment in the Adventist cemetery.
MRS. JENNIE DINGES (IDA V.) (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Jan 1925
Mrs. Jennie Dinges, widow of William Dinges, residing on the Shenandoah county side of the New Market Gap, died very suddenly last Sunday, aged about sixty-five. She was a daughter of Andrew Price, deceased, and was buried at Alma, Eld. John B. Jenkins conducting the services. Among her sons are Ashby, Newt and Kirby Dinges.
MRS. IDA V. DINGES (II)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 27 Jan 1925
DEATH OF MRS. IDA V. DINGES
At 10:30 o’clock last Sunday morning, January 18, 1925, Mrs. Ida V. Dinges departed this life at her home near Valley View Springs, 2 ½ miles east of New Market, Va. Mrs. Dinges was stricken on last Saturday evening, her death following the next morning from acute indigestion and a complication of diseases. Whilst she was able to be up and around until fatally stricken, she had suffered more or less for several years from an impaired condition of health.
She was the daughter of the late Mr. Andrew and Mrs. Mary Price, who for years lived near the intersection of roads at the foot of Massanutten mountains in Page county, but removed to near Valley View Springs, where they died. Mrs. Dinges was aged 64 years, 10 months and 18 days.
The subject of this sketch and Mr. Wm. Dinges were united in marriage about 45 years ago. He died in 1911. They had 14 children, nine sons and five daughters, three of their children dying in infancy. The following children survive, I.N. Dinges, Page county, Va., Mrs. J.E. Nichols (Mary), Skidmore, Mo.; Curb, J.R., L.A., Ezra, and Mrs. Joseph Lloyd (Blanche, near Valley View Springs, Va.; Mrs. John Baker (Daisy, near Mt. Jackson, Va.; Millard and Lester out west; and Mrs. Paul Rhinehart (Dollie), Webb, West Virginia.
She is also survived by three brothers, Ashby and Charles Price, Oregon, Mo.; Casper Price at the old homestead in Page county; and Mrs. Paul Price (Laura), New Lebanon, Ohio.
Meeting at her late home at 9:30 o’clock on last Tuesday morning, her funeral was held from the Lutheran church at Alma, Va., Elder John Jenkins officiating…
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Jul 1925
DEATH OF MRS. JULIA DINGES
Mrs. Julia Dinges, residing between Alma and Stanley, died between five and six o’clock on Thursday morning after an illness from a complication of diseases lasting more than a year. She had been bedfast for a week. Mrs. Dinges who was sixty-eight years of age, was the widow of John P. Dinges, who died five years ago. She leaves five children, Mrs. David Printz, of Luray and Edward, Everett, Ernest and Fred Dinges, of Stanley. She was a daughter of Joseph Painter, deceased. Mrs. Dinges was a kind neighbor and friend. The funeral and interment will take place at the Stanley Adventist church at 11 a.m., Saturday, Eld. John B. Jenkins conducting the services.
KIRBY S. DINGES
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 29 Dec 1926
DEATH OF KIRBY S. DINGES
On last Sunday evening, Dec. 20, 1925, at the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Dora Supinger, near Mt. Crawford, Va., occurred the death of Mr. Kirby Sylvester Dinges. For the past five months Mr. Dinges has been complaining with heart trouble and Bright's disease...
He was born Oct. 12, 1887, thus was aged 38 years, 2 months and 8 days.
In 1910 he was married to Miss Mary Supinger, who died in July 1923. They had three children:- Nellie, Lucille and Mildred0 the latter died when about 21 months old. His parents, Mrs. Wm. J. Dinges and Mrs. Ida V. Dinges, and two brother and sister preceded him in death. He is survived by six brothers and four sisters- Mr. Newton Deavers, Page county; Messrs. Ashby, James R. and Ezra Dinges, near New Market; Messrs. Lester and Millard Dinges in the West; Mrs. Jessie Nichols, (Mary), Skidmore, Mo., Mrs. John Baker (Daisy), near New Market, Mrs. Joseph Lloyd (Blanche), Carlisle, Penna.; Mrs. Paul Rhinehart, (Dollie), Portsmouth, Ohio.... the funeral, which was held this morning, (Wednesday), at then o'clock at Mossy Creek, Va., with interment in the nearby cemetery beside his wife...
Mr. Dinges was a member of the Modern Woodman of America... His two little daughters, aged nine and eleven, will be cared for by his mother-in-law.- Shenandoah Valley, New Market.
Page News & Courier, Friday 29 Sep 1922
DEATH OF REDGEL DINGES
Redgel Dinges, son of the late John P. Dinges, who lived a short distance west of Stanley, died last week at Jeanette, Pa., where he had been living for a long time. He had been married about twenty years and is survived by a widow and seven children. The burial took place at Jeanette. Mr. Dinges' mother now lives near Stanley and has been seriously ill for sometime. His brothers and sisters are: Mrs. D.B. Printz, of Luray, and Edward, Everett, Fred and Earnest Dinges, living near Alma...
MRS. ROBERT DINGES
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 10 Nov 1925
DEATH OF MRS. ROBERT DINGES
Mrs. Robert Dinges, of near Leaksville, this county, died at her home at 6:30 on Monday morning after an illness of a month or more. Mrs. Dinges is survived by her husband and the following children: Benjamin Dinges, Stanley; Mrs. Lester Dinges, Leaksville; Mrs. Virgie Berry and Miss Susan Dinges, Charlottesville, Charles Dinges, Honeyville, McKinley and Carson Dinges, Springfield, O.; and Misses Irene and Lena and Clifford, at home. She is also survived by one brother, Wilmer Berry at Stanley, and sister, Mrs. Will Woodward, of Charlottesville. She was about fifty years old. Her funeral was conducted today from the Leaksville Christian church, Elder J.B. Jenkins officiating. The burial took place in the Leaksville cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Jul 1930
DEATH OF FRANK DODSON
Sperryville, July 21- Frank Dodson, a well known citizen of Rappahannock county died at his home near Sperryville, Sunday, July 20. He arose Saturday morning, apparently as well as usual and attended to his work. Late Saturday he was taken suddenly ill and on Sunday morning he passed away. In 1901 he was married to Miss Virgie Jenkins. There were eleven children by this union, of which two died in infancy. Mar. 31, 1924 his wife died. Since then he been both father and mother to the motherless flock. Mr. Dodson was 53 years, 3 months, and 21 days old. He was a thrifty and prosperous farmer of this district. He leaves to mourn his going the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Paul Castle, of Martinsburg, Mrs. Ollie Atkins, of Sperryville; Miss Catherine Dodson, Woodville, and Miss Bessie Dodson at home, Virgil, Hensil and Dick Dodson at home; Dennis Dodson of Luray; John Dodson of Pittsburgh. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. John S. Dodson and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. J.W. Atkins, Mrs. Grover Atkins, Mrs. Albert Clark, Mrs. Jeremiah Atkins, and Clarence and Joe Dodson, of Rappahannock county; Mrs. W.T. Pullen, and Mrs. Madison Pomeroy, of Front Royal. Funeral services were held at Copps Chapel Brethren Church, and were conducted by Rev. Abe Racer, of Luray. His body was laid to rest in the old family graveyard…
JOHN S. DODSON
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 21 Aug 1924
JOHN S. DODSON DEAD
John S. Dodson, who for many years lived near Sperryville, for a long time a familiar figure on the streets of Luray, where each year he sold apples, potatoes and cabbage, died last week, aged 72 years. He has brought thousands of locust posts to the Luray market within the past thirty years. These he cut along the eastern side of the Blue Ridge in the territory between his home and “The Hazel”, a vast tract of mountain land, and it is said that Mr. Dodson was perhaps better acquainted with that section than any other man in Rappahannock county, knowing almost every man, woman and child dweller there by their first name. In recent years the old man’s frame had become bent and his once long black beard had become snow white. He was a hard worker and a good man.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 19 Jul 1927
JOHN DODSON RETURNS TO OLD HOME TO DIE
John Dodson, aged 72 years, a harmless old citizen, who was born and raised near the Hazel Top, in Rappahannock county, but who has lived in this county off and on for many years, died at the home of his wife near Rileyville at two o'clock Friday afternoon. The weakness of old age seems to have been the cause of his passing. He had recently spent several weeks at Newton Sisk's in Rappahannock county, but came to the Rileyville section on Monday before his death. Surviving him are his wife, formerly, Miss Mandy Walker, of Rileyville, and the following children: Thomas, Katie, Gladys and Bernie Dodson, all of Rileyville. A brother, George Dodson, and a sister, Mrs. Martha Dodson, the latter of Charles Town, W.Va., are living. He was buried on Sunday at Mountain View church.
Page News & Courier, Friday 20 May 1927
William Dodson, aged 78, of Boston, Rappahannock county, died of heart trouble a few days ago. He was born and raised on the Hazel. He has a number of children living in and around Sperryville.
MRS. BESSIE DOFFLEMOYER
Page News & Courir, Friday 6 Oct 1922
DEATH OF MRS. DOFFLEMOYER
Mrs. Bessie Dofflemoyer, of Hagerstown, Md., wife of Henry Dofflemoyer, died on Saturday at the home of her brother, John Painter, near Stanley, aged about forty-five. She was in bad health for several years from tuberculosis. Mrs. Dofflemoyer came to her brother's in this county two weeks ago. She is survived by her husband and several children, and also by her mother, Mrs. Painter, widow of Peter C. (Candy) Painter, of Alma. The funeral took place at the Faith Healer's church, near Bud Hilliard's on Monday, the remains being interred at the Peter Painter graveyard. Mrs. Dofflemoyer was married about twenty years ago, having lived outside of the county most of the time since.
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Jul 1924
HERMAN DOFFLEMOYER DIES
Herman Dofflemoyer, of Battle Creek, this county, died at nine o’clock Wednesday morning after several years declining health. He had been bedfast for six months. Three years ago Mr. Dofflemoyer was seriously injured by falling from the N. & W. tracks at the Hawksbill bridge at Luray and rolling down the high embankment against a dwelling at the bottom, the accident being due to a sleet that covered the ground. Since the accident had never been well, tuberculosis afterwards developing. He was about thirty-six years old and the son of John Dofflemoyer, father and son living on the same place, at Battle Creek.
Mr. Dofflemoyer leaves a widow who prior to marriage was a Miss Good, of Honeyville, and five small children. The deceased was a brother of Hubert Dofflemoyer, of Battle Creek, Jacob Dofflemoyer, of Shenandoah county and Mrs. Harry Good and Mrs. A.V. (Bud) Kibler, of Luray.
The funeral which took place at the home at three o’clock yesterday evening was conducted by Eld. Frank Comer, interment being made in the Rinehart grave yard.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 5 Jan 1926
DEATH OF JACOB DOFFLEMOYER
Jacob Dofflemoyer, who made his home with his father, John Dofflemoyer, near Battle Creek, died at four o'clock, Saturday evening, after a year's illness with tuberculosis. He was bedfast for about two weeks. Before his health failed Mr. Dofflemoyer was employed on the roak work near Honeyville. He leaves a widow, who was Miss Agnes Cline, of Edinburg, and an infant daughter aged about eighteen months. Two sisters, Mrs. Harry Good, and Mrs. A.V. Kibler, of Luray and one brother, Hubert Dofflemoyer, of near Battle Creek, survive him. The funeral which was held at Battle Creek school house on Monday was conducted by Rev. A.W. Andes. Interment in the Ambrose Rinehart graveyard. He was 28 years old.
MRS. NORA DOLAN
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Aug 1922
DEATH OF MRS. DOLAN
Mrs. Nora Dolan, wife of J. Henry Dolan, of Brunswick, Md., and daughter of the late Harvey Bailey, of Pine Grove, died at the Frederick, Md., hospital at two o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, aged fifty three years. Death was due to Bright's disease... Mrs. Dolan's husband is a retired B. & O. engineer, the family having lived at Brunswick for many years. The deceased leaves five or six children, some of whom are married. Her surviving brothers and sisters are Thomas G., Newton, J.W., and Solon F. Bailey, Mrs. Fannie C. Cave and Mrs. Annie Hutchinson, of Stanley, and J.A. Cave, of Harrisonburg... The funeral will take place in Pine Grove today, the body being interred in the family graveyard.
MRS. BETTIE LEE DONOVAN
Page News & Courier, Friday 30 Apr 1926
DEATH OF MRS. DONOVAN
Mrs. Bettie Lee Donovan, wife of George Donovan, residing on the William Donovan farm at Stanley, died at 5 a.m., Thursday morning after a long illness. Mrs. Donovan developed some internal trouble about a year ago and was treared at the hospital several times without lasting benefit... Her age was about sixty.
Mrs. Donovan is survived by her husband. They had no children. She was a daughter of the late Calvin Cave and leaves the following brothers and sisters: G.H. Cave, Supt. of the Poor of Page county, Fred Cave, Mrs. Sam Kite, Mrs. William Cameron, John Cave, and Miss Nannie Cave, of Stanley, and Frank Cave and Mrs. Harry Somers, of Washington, D.C. Mrs. Donovan was a member of the Methodist church...
The funeral will take place from the house on Saturday afternoon. Interment in the family graveyard.
GEORGE W. DONOVAN
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Aug 1922
DEATH OF GEORGE W. DONOVAN
George W. Donovan, of Stanley, for many years an employee of the Norfolk and Western Railway, who has been in poor health for a number of years, died at his home at seven o'clock on Sunday evening at the age of seventy-one years. Mr. Donovan for a long time was a bridge and track watchman along the lind of the railroad in the Northern part of this county, going to and from his work from his home at Stanley...
Mr. Donovan was the son of Daniel Donovan, a native of Ireland, who settled in this county many years ago, Capt. Con. Donovan, of Shenandoah, a N. & W. conductor, and James Donovan, of Stanley, are brothers of the subject of this notive. He leaves one son, George W. Donovan, of Stanley. Mr. Donovan is also survived by a widow who was Mrs. Sarah Nauman, widow of Charles Nauman, and daughter of the late George W. Short, of Stanley. Mr. Donovan's first wife who has been dead for many years, was a Miss Good, daughter of George Good, deceased.
The funeral of Mr. Donovan which took place from his home at 11 a.m., on Wednesday was conducted by his pastor, Rev. A. Van de Vander, of the local Methodist church, assisted by Rev. J.W. Leggett, of Luray, the remains being interred in the family burying ground...
MRS. SARAH DONOVAN (I)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 18 Mar 1929
Mrs. Sarah Donovan, aged about 70, widow of William Donovan, died at the home of her son, Jesse Nauman near Stanley yesterday after an illness of several months. More extended notice later.
MRS. SARAH DONOVAN (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Mar 1929
DEATH AT STANLEY
Mrs. Sarah Donovan, widow of William Donovan, died at the home of her son, Jesse Nauman, of Stanley, on Monday afternoon, after a long illness. Mrs. Donovan had suffered with high blood pressure for years. An attack of flu in January brought on complications and weakness that resulted in her death. She was about seventy years old. Until six weeks before her decease she had resided with one of her grandchildren but finally went to the home of her son, Mr. Nauman, on account of her feeble condition. She was a member of the Methodist church, and was highly esteemed.
Mrs. Donovan was the daughter of George Short, deceased, of this county. She leaves the following brothers and sisters: George Short, William Short, Mrs. A.W. Painter and Mrs. Sallie Foltz, of Stanley, Mrs. Maggie Lowe, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., Mrs. Maude Aleshire, of Washington, D.C. Mrs. Bud Mayes, of Luray, Mrs. William Aleshire, of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Hugh Wood, of Oklahoma. Mrs. Donovan first married Charles Nauman, the following children being left by this marriage: Jesse Nauman, Mrs. Ernest Donovan and Mrs. Ben Hackley, of Stanley, Mrs. Ambrose Campbell, of Timberville, and Claude Nauman, whose whereabouts are unknown.
The funeral and interment took place at the Adventist church yesterday afternoon.
MRS. PEGGY DORRAUGH
Page News & Courier, Friday 20 May 1927
DEATH AT SHENANDOAH
Mrs. Peggy Dorraugh, a beloved old lady of Shenandoah, this county died yesterday morning from the effcts of a fall on the stairway at her home on Tuesday morning. She was an active and able bodied old lady until this accident. She was heard to fall by Mrs. Elmer Dorraugh, wife of her grandson who occupies a part of the old lady's home...
Mrs. Dorraugh had been a widow for fifty years or more. Her husband was J.H. Dorraugh. Her son, William, an engineer, was killed in a wreck at Basic twenty-five years ago. Another son, Samuel L. has been dead about fifteen years. She leaves one son Hiram Dorraugh, of Shenandoah. She was a sister of the late William R. Milton and Mrs. Sarah A. Plum. John Milton, another brother was a heroic Confederate soldier.
Mrs. Dorraugh was a beloved member of the Baptist church. Her funeral will take place at 2 p.m., tomorrow with Rev. L. Hammond in charge and interment in the M.E. cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 Mar 1923
Elijah R. Dorrough, formerly of this county, died at Linton, Ind., on February 27th, aged seventy-two years. He was a member of Co. D. 7th Va. Calvary, C.S.A. He is survived by two children in this county, and by a wife and six children in Indiana. He was well known in Page and this county had a warm place in his heart. Many friends will regret to hear of the end of this brave old wearer of the grey.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 14 Aug 1923
George Dougans, colored, old of years, perhaps the last of the race of old time colored people of this place more than half a century ago, a companion of Wesley Hill, Fred Lacy, Nimrod Bruce, John Smith and Harrison Carpenter, honorable men of the same race who passed to their reward many years ago, died at this home in West Luray last Saturday night. Ever since the memory of man runneth not the contrary George Dougans has lived in the long, one story house in West End near the Gum tree. Whether he acquired it by inheritance or from hard earned toil no one now living knows, but for years since his health has been failing he was a familiar figure at his home, standing in his yard or sitting in his door war with a stub of a pipe in his mouth. Even after he had passed the half century mark by a dozen years or more he was a janitor at the county jail, the high school building, and other buildings. He was buried Monday.
THOMAS W. DOVEL
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Nov 1929
THOMAS W. DOVEL DIES AT HOME NEAR LEAKSVILLE
Thomas W. Dovel, aged seventy-three years, a prominent farmer and life-long resident of the Leaksville neighborhood, died at his home at 9 p.m., on Wednesday after a long decline lasting several years. For the last six months he had been practically confined to the house. He suffered from heart trouble, high-blood pressure and complications.
Mr. Dovel was one of the most industrious and energetic men of the Leaksville neighborhood, and was a fine citizen who was generally liked and respected. He was the son of the late Thomas Jefferson Dovel, his mother having been Miss Amanda Kite, before marriage. The farm which he tilled successfully during his life had belonged to his uncle James Dovel, who moved to Fauquier county, Va. It was first bought by Jefferson Dovel and then sold by the latter to his son, Thomas W. Dovel. The Jefferson Dovel family consisted of sixteen children of whom the following survive: I. Newton Dovel, of Luray, Clarence Dovel, of Harrisonburg, R. Victor Dovel, of Washington, D.C., Mrs. F. M. Brown, of Harrisonburg, Mrs. D.L. Huffman, of Shenandoah, Mrs. James Snapp, of Bentonville. The deceased children passed away in early life except one son, Everett Dovel, who reached maturity, but has been dead more than thirty years.
About forty-eight ago Thomas W. Dovel married Miss Fannie Hufman, a daughter of the late Isaac Huffman, of Leaksville, and a sister of Joseph W. and J. Walter Huffman, who have been teachers in the Page schools for years. Mrs. Dovel died in August, 1922. There are two sons surviving this union, viz; Floyd Dovel, a lawyer at Lake City, S.C, and J.W. Dovel, a bank employee and bank inspector of Florida. Mr. Dovel is survived by his second wife who was a Hagerstown lady. He was a member of the Old School Baptist church.
The funeral services will be held from the Leaksville Christian church this afternoon (Friday) at 2 o’clock, Eld. J.B. Jenkins conducting the service.
MRS. BLANCHE DUNCAN
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Nov 1921
DEATH OF MRS. DUNCAN
Mrs. Blanche Duncan, wife of William Duncan, died on Friday at her home on Mill Creek, following an illness protracted and distressing. For several weeks her decline has been rapid and each day in that time it as believed would result in death. Mr. Duncan was a good woman, a member of the Old School Baptist church, living a consistent and upright life. She was about forty-five years of age and before marriage was a Miss Mayes, having been been her entire life in the neighborhood where she died and where she was highly esteemed. Her funeral was conducted on Sunday morning at 11 o’clock by Elder JohnB. Jenkins, who paid a beautiful tribute to the deceased, the interment taking place in the Mayes graveyard near Stanley. A large concourse of relatives and friends were present on the occasion. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Misses Esther and Pauline Duncan and Cletus Duncan.
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 May 1928
DEATH OF MISS ESTA DUNCAN
Miss Esta Duncan, who has been in failing health for a year or more died at 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Mayes, widow of James Mayes a mile and a half from Stanley. She was about twenty one years old. Miss Duncan died of tuberculosis, the same disease that was fatal to her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Duncan... She leaves one sister, Mrs. Alfred Petefish, formerly Miss Pauline Duncan... She was buried at 11 a.m., on Thursday in the Mayes graveyard, Eld. John B. Jenkins conducting the funeral which was held from her grandmother's home.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 Nov 1926
DEATH OF WILLIAM DUNCAN
William Duncan, an industrious and honorable citizen, owner of a small farm on upper Mill Creek, near Stanley, died at his home at ten o'clock on Friday night after several years declining health from tuberculosis. For the last few weeks before his end he was confined to his bed. He was fifty-eight years, one month and twenty-seven days old.
... His father was Isaac Duncan, of the Intersection, this county, who died many years ago. His mother was a Miss Wright, of Page county. Mr. Duncan lost his wife five or six years ago from the same disease that carried him off. She was Miss Blanche Mayes, daughter of James Mayes, deceased. The surviving children by this union are Cletus Duncan, of Timberville, Va., Miss Esta Duncan, at home, and Mrs. Alfred Petefish, of near Stanley. Mr. Duncan also leaves two brothers, Charles and Joseph Duncan, of the Intersection, and several sisters.
The funeral which took place from the home on Sunday was conducted by Eld. John B. Jenkins, of the Primitive Baptist church, the body being interred in the Mayes graveyard...
JOHN MORRIS DUNLAP
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Apr 1929
DEATH OF WELL KNOWN DEPOT AGENT
Morris J. Dunlap, merchant at Stanley, this county, was notified on Tuesday night that his father, John Morris Dunlap, depot agent at Boyce, Clarke county, had been paralyzed. The stroke resulted in the death of the stricken man at 7:45 Wednesday morning.
Mr. Dunlap was in the sixty-second year of his age, having been born February 25, 1867, at Lancaster, Pa. He moved with his parents many years ago to Halltown, Jefferson county, W.Va., where he was reared. He had been connected with the N. & W. Railway since he was a youth...
He had been an agent and operator at Boyce for a number of years and in addition to his railroad work he was actively interested in community and church work, being a member of Emmanuel Episcopal church at Boyce... He was a member of the Berryville Masons.
Mr. Dunlap's wife was formerly Miss Ida Stouffer, also a native of Lancaster, Pa., but who was a resident of Jefferson county, W.Va., at the time of her marriage to him in March 1890. In addition to his widow, he is survived by two sons, William H. Dunlap, of Roanoke, Va., and J.M. Dunlap, of Stanley, Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Robert C. Green, of Wincchester; his mother, Mrs. Mary Catherin Dunlap, of Lancaster, Pa., and two sisters, Mrs. R.G. Sinson and Mrs. Maude Stees, both of Philadelphia.
The funeral will take place from Emmanuel Episcopal Church at Boyce at 2:30 o'clock, this afternoon (Friday).
MISS BETTIE ECHARD
Page News & Courier, Friday 20 Apr 1928
DEATH OF MISS BETTIE ECHARD
Miss Bettie Echard, aged 76, who for the last thirty years has resided with Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Lucas, died at 5 p.m., on Tuesday at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for a month...
The faithful and worthy old dependent of the Lucas family spent her life in the service of four families, those of E.L. and J.D. Lucas, Dr. F.W. Grove and Dr. J.F. Long. She leaves three sisters, Mrs. Joseph Gochenour, Mrs. Jacob Aleshire and Mrs. Isaac Gochenour and one brother Jacob Echard, all four living in the Cavetown neighborhood. From early life she belonged to Mt. Calvary Lutheran church...
The funeral was held at Mt. Calvary church at 3 p.m., Wednesday, her pastor, Rev. A.L. Boliek in charge of the services with burial at the church...
WILLIAM R. EDWARDS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 10 Feb 1925
DEATH OF WILLIAM R. EDWARDS
William R. Edwards, an industrious, upright citizen, living near the Overhead bridge on the Marye road, on the Northeastern suburbs of Luray, who has been in ill health for several years, died at four o'clock on Saturday afternoon, aged sixty years, ten months and seventeen days. Mr. Edwards showed remarkable persistency and vitality as well, repeatedly returning to his work at the tannery after his health was entirely shattered... Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Mary Edwards, who is a daughter of the late James Knott of Luray, and the following children: Charles Edwards, of Shenandoah City, and John Edwards, Carl Edwards, Mrs. Carl Bailey and Miss Iva Edwards, of Luray. The deceased was born near Luray being the son of John Edwards, who moved to this county from Fauquier county many years ago. His mother prior to marriage was Miss Martha Knott, sister of the late James Knott. In their latter married life the old couple lived near Mt. Jackson where they are buried. Mrs. Edwards having died only a few years ago. John D. Edwards, of Mt. Jackson, the only surviving brother of William R. Edwards, was at the funeral which took place at the home yesterday, Rev. Charles A. Hall, pastor of the deceased, conducted the services, the interment being in Evergreen Cemetery...
MRS. ARDENIA EPPARD
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 Feb 1923
DEATH OF MRS. EPPARD
Mrs. Ardenia Eppard, widow of the late D. Wesley Eppard, of near Elkton, Va., died of pneumonia early Thursday morning, Jan. 18, 1923, aged 72 years, 7 months and 9 days. She was a consistent member of the Methodist church for fifty years. She was a devoted Christian wife and mother. She is survived by seven children, viz: Bennie, Johnnie and Alferd Eppard, Mrs. Etta Meadows, Mrs. Emma Hensley, Mrs. Abbie Hensley and Mrs. Ella Dean, all of near Elkton. She also leaves five brothers: Samuel W. and Jno. A. Hensley, of near McGaheysville, Charles B. Hensley, of Keezletown, Thomas B. Hensley, of Swift Run, Sol. J. Henlsey, of near Elkton, and two sisters, Mrs. Samuel Eppard, of Luray, and Mrs. Tom Eaton, of Washington State, and also fifty grandchildren and fifty-one great-grandchildren. Before marriage she was Miss Ardenia Hensley, daughter of Benjamin Hensley. She was a kind and loving neighbor and will be missed by all who knew her. Funeral services were held at Hensley’s church conducted by Rev. Clegg, of the U.B. church of Elkton.
MRS. ARDELIA VIRGINIA EPPARD
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Feb 1922
Mrs. Ardelia Virginia Eppard was born February 11, 1870, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Jenkins, near Leaksville, Feb. 16, 1922, aged 52 years and five days. She united with the Leaksville Christian church about thirty six years ago, and had been a consistent member ever since. In this relationship her loss will be severely felt… In all of her intense suffering, lasting about six months, she was never heard to murmur nor complain. She is survived by her husband, J.K. Eppard, of Stanley, one son, Vernon L. Eppard, of Leaksville, and two daughters, Mrs. Harry Jenkins, of Leaksville, and Mrs. William Clatterbuck, of Harrisonburg. The funeral was conducted and the interment took place at Leaksville Sunday, February 19th, the services being in charge of her pastor, Rev. R.P. Crumpler, assisted by Elder J.B. Jenkins.
MRS. ADA FINCHAM
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 31 Jan 1928
DEATH OF NATIVE OF PAGE
Mrs. A.B. Fincham, died at her home at Nethers, Va., last Tuesday morning, January 17th. Mrs. Fincham had been in ill health for a number of years.
Mrs. Fincham, before her marriage was Miss Ada Prince, daughter of the late Samuel Prince, of Luray, Va. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Feltner Nicholson, of Syria, Va., and seven sons, Mr. Major Fincham, of Cumberland, Md.; Mr. Ray Fincham, of Etheland, Va.; Courtley, George, Haywood, Justus and Festus, all of Nethers. Two brothers, Mr. Courtley Prince, of Crete, North Dakota and Mr. William Prince, of Chicago, Ill., and one sister, Mrs. William Jenkins of Chicago- Madison Co. Eagle.
MRS. MARTHA J. FINTER
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Apr 1925
DEATH OF MRS. MARTHA J. FINTER
Mrs. Martha J. Finter, widow of Perry C. Finter, died at 6:15 a.m., on Wednesday at the home of her son, Charles W. Finter, on the Lee Highway a mile East of Luray. She had been in feeble health from stomach trouble for a long time having been confined to her bed three weeks before the end came. She was a patient and resigned sufferer sustained by a bright Christian hope...
Mrs. Finter was born sixty-nine years ago, the daughter of the late Eld John A. Racer, of near Luray. She leaves the following brothers and sisters: Eld. J. Abram Racer, and Joseph Racer, of near Luray; William L. Racer, of near Kimball; Mrs. Mary F. Kibler, of New York City; and Susan B. Early, and Mrs. Sallie Kline, of Broadway, Va. In early years she was happily married to Perry C. Finter, of near Luray, who died in 1902. Since Mr. Finter's decease his widow has resided most of the time with her son, Charles W. Finter, her only surviving child.
A member of the Brethren church from early life...
The funeral of Mrs. Finter took place at Mt. Zion Brethren church at 3 p.m., yesterday conducted by Eld. Joseph W. Comer, the interment taking place in the beautiful cemetery on the summit of the eminence on which Mt. Zion stands...
CHARLES L. FOLTZ
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 10 Nov 1925
CHARLES L. FOLTZ DIES ON RETURN FROM HOSPITAL
Charles L. Foltz, of near the Adventist church, West of Stanley, died on Friday night a few hours after being brought home from the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, where he was taken about two weeks ago. Mr. Foltz had not been perfectly well for several years, but continued to go about and do some farming until he was taken to the hospital. An X-ray examination disclosed some kidney trouble, a pin or similar article apparently being in one kidney. The patient was too weak to be operated on. He died almost as soon as he was brought home in the hospital ambulance…
Mr. Foltz was a son of James Foltz, deceased of the Stanley neighborhood. He leaves a widow, who is a daughter of the late George Short, of Stanley, and one daughter, Miss Eltie Foltz, at home. His surviving brothers and sisters are J.W. Foltz, of Washington, D.C., John A. Foltz, who lives on the Boneyard road South of Luray, Mrs. Elbert Mayes and Mrs. Amos Sours, of Stanley, and Mrs. William Pence, of Shenandoah City. Mr. Foltz was a farmer and sawyer following only the former operation during his later years. He belonged to the Stanley Adventist church.
The funeral was held at the Adventist church at two o’clock yesterday afternoon. Interment at the church.
MRS. EMMA FOLTZ
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 5 Mar 1929
MRS. FOLTZ DIES IN PHILADELPHIA
Mrs. Emma Foltz, aged about sixty-five, who was a Miss Koontz of this county and was a niece of the late Reuben, David, O'Bannon and Perry Judy, of the Stanley section, died recently at her home in Philadelphia. She had resided in that city for years and had kept a boarding house there... She leaves one son who resides in Philadelphia. She married Perry Foltz of this county. One sister, Mrs. Frank Dovel, of Harrisonburg survives her. Interment in Philadelphia. Other details are not known here.
GEORGE W. FOLTZ
Page News & Courier, Friday 31 Mar 1922
DEATH OF GEORGE W. FOLTZ
George W. Foltz, of near Newport, a highly respected citizen, died at 2 o’clock a.m., on Sunday, at the age of 73 years, 5 months and 2 days. He had been ill with dropsy for six months and had been confined to the house since the first of the year. A widow and two sons, Jacob Foltz, of near the Brick Church and David Foltz, of near Alma, survive him. The deceased was a prosperous farmer known for integrity and uprightness and a consistent member of the Brethren church. His funeral and interment took place at the Brick church on Tuesday, the services being conducted by Eld. George W. Painter, of Luray, and Rev. R.P. Crumpler, of Leaksville.
MRS. HUBERT C. FOLTZ
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 29 May 1929
DEATH OF MRS. HUBERT C. FOLTZ AT NEWPORT
Shenandoah, Va., May 28-
Mrs. Eliza Foltz, wife of Hubert C. Foltz, age 64 years, died at her home at 7 a.m., Sunday. She had been in feeble health for the last six or seven years. She was a good Christian and a member of the Old School Baptist church practically all of her life. She was the daughter of David and Julia Huffman, deceased. She is survived by three daughters and three sons: Mrs. Mervie Kite, Mrs. Herbert Baker, Mrs. Noah Foltz, and Elby, Raymond and Orie Foltz. The funeral will he held at 11 a.m., Tuesday (today) at the Brick Church with interment in the cemetery nearby Eld. J.B. Jenkins assisted by Eld. R.H. Pittman, conducted the services.
ISAAC N. FOLTZ
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 22 Dec 1930
DEATH OF ISAAC FOLTZ, NEAR NEWPORT
Isaac N. Foltz, an upright and respected old farmer, whose home was one and a half miles southwest of Newport, died at 9:40 a.m., on Sunday, aged eighty-two years. While in declining health for some time on account of advancing years, he was bedfast for about a week.
Mr. Foltz is survived by his widow who was Miss Sarah Higgs, of Newport. Their surviving children are Mrs. C.H. Louderback, Mrs. D.D. Kite and Mrs. W.H. Kite, of Grove Hill, Mrs. Daniel Bazzle, of Rockingham county, Joe Perry, Newton and Noah Foltz, of Newport, John Foltz of Alma, and James Foltz, of Ohio… Mr. Foltz also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Emma Louderback and Mrs. George Foltz, of Newport and one brother, Jame (Mike) Foltz, of Shenandoah. The deceased was an active and useful member of the Brethren church for many years…
The funeral will take place at the Newport Christian church at 11 a.m., today (Thursday) Eld. E.L. Cave in charge
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Jan 1926
DEATH AT NEWPORT
Joseph Foltz, a highly respected old citizen, living with nephew Newton Foltz, of Newport, died at 6 a.m., yesterday morning after being in failing health for some time. Mr. Foltz was 69 years, 6 months and 4 days and was unmarried. He was a son of James Foltz, deceased, South of Newport, and a brother of Mrs. G.M. Kite, I.N. Foltz, Sr., and Mrs. Ed Louderback, of Newport, James Foltz, of Shenandoah, and Mrs. Samuel Higgs, deceased, and Mrs. Willie Alger, deceased, also of this county.
The funeral will take place at the Newport Brethren church at 2 p.m., today (Friday). Eld. Ernest Cave officiating...
MRS. MARY FOLTZ
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Apr 1930
DEATH OF MRS. EARL FOLTZ AT SHENANDOAH
Mrs. May Foltz, wife of Earl Foltz, a railroad employee of Shenandoah, died at her home in that place at 12:30 a.m., on Tuesday after a week’s illness with pneumonia, aged 31 years, 7 months and 7 days. Until taken down by this dread disease she was in good health and was a highly useful woman. Her death leaves motherless a son aged seven years and an infant daughter of seven months. Mrs. Foltz attended church on Sunday, the 13th, and did her washing and ironing the next day, and was taken ill about eight o’clock the same evening. There were two nurses with her during her illness.
Mrs. Foltz was a daughter of Charles Foltz, of Newport, her mother being dead. She leaves two brothers, Orrie and Frank, of Newport. Her husband is a son of the late Jacob Foltz, of Cub Run, and a brother of James L., John D., Clarence and Carl Foltz… She was buried on Wednesday afternoon at the Brick Church, her pastor, Rev. C.L. Hunt, conducting the services…
MRS. OSCAR FOLTZ
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Apr 1930
MRS. OSCAR FOLTZ LOSES HER LIFE IN BLIZZARD
Mrs. Oscar Foltz of Coles county, Illinois, whose tragic death is reported in the article from the Oakland (Ill.) Messenger of March 27, reproduced below, was a native of Illinois but her husband’s parents moved to Illinois from this county, and are still living. Her husband’s father is George Foltz. His mother, Mrs. George Foltz was a Foltz before marriage and is a sister of Mrs. John S. Louderback, of near Newport. The article follows:
“Mrs. Oscar Foltz, residing southeast of Borton, was found frozen to death about noon Wednesday within a quarter of a mile of her home. Tuesday afternoon when the raging blizzard was at its worst, Mrs. Foltz started to the Independence school, about a mile away to assist her two children home from school. According to the best information obtainable, telephone wires in that neighborhood are out. Mrs. Foltz reached the school and was told by the teacher that her children were safe at the Wilhoit home. Mrs. Foltz then started back but never reached home.
“Mr. Foltz, her husband, had gone to Paris, Tuesday, and on account of the blizzard decided to remain in Paris overnight. When he arrived home Wednesday morning and found none of his family at home he knew something was wrong and started an investigation. Searching parties were organized and after going over the ground carefully the frozen body was found in a snow drift about a quarter of a mile from her home. The storm was terrible and the supposition is that the fury of the wind and blinding snow caused her to fall and she was too exhausted to get up. The body was taken to the home of her father-in-law, George Foltz.
“Mrs. Foltz’s maiden name was Dora Davis, she being a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Davis, former residents of Oakland. Mrs. Foltz was about 45 years of age. She is survived by her husband, two children, one brother, Elmer Davis, of Hammond, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Lois Babb, or Arcola; one half sister, Mrs. Walter Gaston, Charleston, and one half brother, Rex Farris, Hammond, Ind.
JACOB G. FOSTER
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 Mar 1923
DEATH OF JACOB G. FOSTER
Jacob G. Foster, an upright and highly respected citizen, died of paralysi at his home near Grove’s Mill, three miles South of Luray at noon on Tuesday, aged seventy-four years, five months and twenty-two days. Mr. Foster had sustained three strokes of paralysis, the first about four years ago, and his vital forces had been giving away gradually for a long time. Until finally taking to his bed three weeks ago he was able to go around the house, and looked after his affairs. He died a triumphant Christian death and felt no fear as he passed into the great beyond.
The deceased was born near Stony Man, and passed all of his life in this community. He was a cooper by trade and also owned a small farm. For a great many years he was overseer of the poor and was also a road overseer… For sixty years he was a member of Antioch Christian church and for forty years was an elder in that body. He was a close student of the Bible, had memorized a great number of scriptural passages and delighted to discuss religious topics. Mr. Foster is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah Virginia Foster, who prior to marriage was a Miss Sours of this county. The surviving children are I. Nebraska Foster, J. Wilmer Foster, Mrs. Vernon F. Aleshire, Mrs. SL. Printz, Mrs. Shelton H. Painter and Miss Della Foster, of Luray, and vicinity, Frank L. Foster, of Prince William county, and Kirby L. Foster, of Shenandoah. The deceased also leaves one full brother, Abram Foster, of Waynesboro, and four half brothers, Thomas J. Foster, and James A. Foster, of Luray, Silas and Simon Foster, of Prince William county. The late Eld. Joseph Foster, of Luray, was a brother of the deceased.
The funeral of Mr. Foster was held at his late home at 2 p.m. yesterday his pastor, Rev. H.J. Dudley, conducting the services, and the interment taking place in the family grave yard.
WILLIAM FLOYD FRAZIER
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Dec 1922
W.F. FRAZIER, NATIVE OF PAGE KILLED
William Floyd Frazier, aged 22 years, of Martinsburg, W.Va., a native f Page count, was killed Thursday night of last week by being crushed between two cars, while employed as a brakeman on the B. & O. railroad. He was a son of John H. Frazier, of Martinsburg, about ten years ago living at Ingham this county, later moving to Elkton and then to Martinsburg. The unfortunate young man is also survived by his mother who was a daughter of Robert Kite, of Ingham, John Kite, Sell Kite and Mrs. Will Comer, of Crooked Run Hollow, near Ingham are brothers and sister of Mrs. Frazier... clipping from the Martinsburg Journal:
" Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon in the First Methodist Episcopal church at Martinsburg, W.Va., for William Floyd Frazier, employed by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at the Cumbo yards, who was caught between two freight cars on last Thursday night and fatally crushed. Interment was in Norbourne cemetery. Rev. Frank Steelman officiated at the funeral services...
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Feb 1924
AMOS FREEZE MEETS TRAGIC DEATH
While in the Massanutton Mountains about a mile and a half from his home and a mile from Newport, this county, accompanied by his sons, Joseph and Frank Freeze, the three being engaged in making ties for Oscar and John Housden of that section, Amos Freeze last Monday about three o’clock p.m., sustained injuries that resulted in death about seventeen hours afterward.
The Freeze boys were felling a tree, while their father was a short distance below them hewing ties on the steep mountain side. After the boys had worked at the tree for some time it was about ready to fall and as it started they called to their father to get out of danger. The elder Freeze realizing that to remain where he was meant he would be struck by the falling tree, made frantic efforts to extricate himself from the thick underbrush that was about him. In these efforts precious moments were lost and as the tree came down the top limbs struck Mr. Freeze a crushing blow on the side of the head, fracturing his skull and otherwise injuring him severely about the head.
… The blow was of such force as to render him unconscious from the first and in that condition he remained until his death about seven o’clock Tuesday morning.
Mr. Freeze had lived all his life in the Newport section, his home being near the foot of the Massanutton and his living came chiefly from handling the raw material that came out of the mountain. He was industrious and had a large family, composed of a wife and five of six children, his wife being a daughter of the late Jackson Alger of that section. Though inured of the hardships of life, he had struggled hard in acquiring his humble mountain home and was known to almost everybody in Shenandoah Iron Works District. The funeral took place on Wednesday at 2 o’clock from his late home, the burial taking place in the family graveyard near his home.
He was about forty-seven years of age and is survived by one brother, Hubert Freeze, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Duncan who lives near the Intersection on the Lee Highway, five miles west of Luray, and Mrs. Phonie Campbell, who lives near Harrisonburg. He also leaves his aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Freeze.
MRS. DIANNA FREEZE
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Feb 1922
DEATH OF MRS. FREEZE
Mrs. Dianna Freeze, widow of John Freeze, died at nine o’clock yesterday morning at the home of her son Otho Freeze, near Newport this county, at the age of eighty-two years. Her death followed an attack of paralysis sustained on Sunday night. Her health had been feeble for a long time.
The deceased was a Miss Moore of Shenandoah county, being the last survivor of her generation. She leaves four children, viz: Otho Freeze, of Newport, and two daughters, and one son, the three latter residing in Pennsylvania. Mrs. Freeze was a member of the Reformed church and highly respected by all who knew her. Her funeral which will take place at the Christian church at Newport at 11 a.m., on Saturday will be conducted by Eld. A.W. Campbell, of Luray.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 7 Oct 1930
DEATH AT SHENANDOAH
Shenandoah, Va., Oct. 6- Hiram Freeze, an industrious and respected citizen of this place, who was paralyzed about a year ago and has been in poor health since that time, died on Friday at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital at the age of sixty-two years. On account of a rapid decline in his condition he was taken to Harrisonburg a few days before the end came, and sustained another stroke while at that institution on Wednesday.
Mr. Freeze leaves a widow who was formerly a Mrs. Hemler. By a previous marriage to a Miss Plumb he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Julia Painter, of Shenandoah. Mr. Freeze was born near Newport, this county. He leaves several sisters including Mrs. Jesse Mallory and Mrs. Paul Walters, of Roanoke, and Mrs. Emma Fisher, of Hagerstown. For a long time Mr. Freeze was employed on the N & W section force, but has not been in railroad employee in recent years. He belonged to the Christian church, his pastor, Rev. A.W. Andes, conducting his funeral from the Shenandoah U.B. church on Sunday with interment in the U.B. cemetery.
MRS. KATE FREEZE
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Oct 1926
DEATH OF MRS. JOE FREEZE
Mrs. Kate Freeze, wife of Joseph Freeze, of Alma, formerly of Newport, died Wednesday night after a long and lingering illness. She had been practically bedfast for a few months past. Mrs. Freeze is survived by her husband who is also in poor health. She was about seventy-five years old. Besides her husband, she leaves the following children: Mrs. Charles Campbell, of Broadway, Va., Mrs. Charles Duncan, of the Intersection, this county, and Hubert Freeze, of Alma, Amos Freeze, of Newport, who was accidentally killed a few years ago, was also her son. The late Mrs. Elizabeth Duncan was a sister of Mrs. Freeze and William Wright, of Mt. Jackson, a brother. Mrs. Freeze had been a member of the Brethren church.
MRS. MARY ANN FREEZE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 25 Aug 1925
MRS. FRREZE DIES AT AGE OF 91
Mrs. Mary Ann Freeze, ninety-one years of age, widow of John Freeze, died at her home near the Hawksbill in Luray, at ten o’clock on Thursday night, the immediate cause of her decease being gangrene of the foot from failure of circulation. The venerable lady, one of the oldest residence of the town, had been practically confined to her dead for six months past. Until she broke her hip six years ago she was a woman of unusual activity for her years, and was still industrious, energetic and actively employed. After the injury referred to she recovered sufficiently to walk around but about two years ago again injured her hip, thereafter being compelled to use a wheel chair and finally becoming bedfast.
Mrs. Freeze’s husband, the late John Freeze, died twelve years ago. The couple were known for their thrift, industry and integrity. About the time of the boom of 1890 and for a number of years thereafter they kept boarding house. In early life Mr. Freeze learned the trade of pumpmaker, a calling that was gradually made obsolete by modern pumps. The old Freeze home to the North of Main Street was the ancient tavern of the town, an important place prior to the building of the turnpike that superseded the old road on which the tavern was located. Here the couple passed their long married life in contented industry, doing many unostentatious deeds of kindness and enjoying the respect and esteem of all. Both were natives of this county. Mrs. Freeze was a Miss Lucas prior to marriage, and was the last survivor of her generation. She leaves the following children: Mrs. John H. Heiston, Mrs. I.N. Dovel and Mrs. J. Benton Lawler, all of Luray. These children and also, Mrs. Bradley, her deceased daughter, all dwelt within a few hundred yards of their mother, though in comparatively recent years Mr. and Mrs. Heiston have located East of the railroad.
The funeral took place from the home at ten o’clock Saturday morning, the burial being made in Green Hill cemetery. The services were in charge of Eld. R.H. Pittman, of the Primitive Baptist church, of which the deceased had been a staunch and faithful member since early life. Many truly Christian virtues adorned her life.
SAMUEL H. FRYE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 10 Jul 1928
SAMUEL H. FRYE, AGED 77, DIES IN FAUQUIER
Samuel H. Frye, 77 years old, a native of the Stanley section of Page County and for a great many years an employee of the Deford Tannery at Luray, died at 10 p.m., on Thursday at the home of Everett Wilson, a relative, at Summerduck, Fauquier county. Mr. Frye, who in spite of his advanced years had been an active man and subject to few ills of the flesh, was taken with something resembling an apoplectic attack at 5 p.m., on Thursday and died five hours later. He was an industrious and respected citizen.
Since giving up his position at the Deford Tannery about eight years ago, Mr. Frye has spent a good deal of his time in Fauquier county but made his home with his son, Fred Frye at Luray. After being here for three months, he left six weeks ago for Summerduck, where he had been since. His sister married George Comer, a former citizen of Page, now living at Summerduck and he had many friends and relatives in that locality. Other sisters were: Mrs. Jennie Wilson, of Fauquier county and Mrs. Rebecca Huffman, of Page. His wife, who was Miss Virginia Elizabeth Keyser, of Stanley, sister of Misses Mattie and Elizabeth Keyser, Mrs. James T. Phillips and George Keyser, deceased, of the Marksville section, died thirteen years ago. Mr. Frye leaves one daughter, Mrs. Walter Painter, and one son, Fred Frye, both of Luray. He was a member of the Old School Baptist Church for many years. His body was brought to this county and was buried on Saturday at Graves Chapel with services at that house of worship by Eld. John B. Jenkins.
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 May 1929
ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF BOY
Death came suddenly and tragically to little Melvin Getts, young son of Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Getts, as he watched workmen raze a porch, at White Post, on last Saturday afternoon. The boy was a son of Cleveland Getts, formerly of Stanley, this county his mother having been a Miss Brock, of Stanley.
Melvin had come to town with his mother and while she was doing her buying at the store her young son went across the street to where workmen were destroying an old house on the Meade property. As the little fellow came out of the door of the house the porch collapsed pinning the lad underneath and causing instant death.
The mother ran to the aid of her son, and with almost superhuman strength lifted the timbers off the crushed body of her boy. He was picked up and carried to Dr. C.O. Dearmont, who pronounced him dead. His head and the upper part of his body were badly mangled.
The boy's parents lived on the Trenary place, between Silver Ridge and Ashby Station where the father is employed. One brother and several sisters survive, beside the grief stricken parents.
Funeral services were held from the Methodist Church at White Post at two o'clock Monday afternoon the Rev. Mr. Moore officiating.
MRS. MOLLIE GETTS
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Aug 1930
DEATH NEAR HONEYVILLE
Mrs. Mollie Getts, wife of Douglas Getts, of near Honeyville, died Tuesday night of a long illness from rheumatism combined with other troubles. She was formerly a Miss Good. She is survived by her husband, 3 sons and 1 daughter, Mrs. Dofflemoyer. She belonged to the Faith Healers denomination. She was buried from her home on Thursday.
DANIEL H. GOCHENOUR
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Oct 1923
DEATH OF DANIEL H. GOCHENOUR
Daniel H. Gochenour, a well known citizen living near Stony Man, this county, whose health has been failing for several years, died at eight o’clock on Friday night, aged sixty eight years and eleven months. The deceased was a hard working and law abiding citizen, owning a small farm near Stony Man. At Luray he was a familiar figure on the streets for many years he plied the business of hauling and selling firewood.
Mr. Gochenour leaves a widow who prior to marriage was Miss Jennie Parks, daughter of Jacob Parks, deceased, of Kite Hollow, this county. He belonged to a large family nearly all of whom are dead the survivors including a sister, Mrs. Wilber Seal, of Stony Man. The surviving sons of Mr. Gochenour are Seldon, Walter, Ray, Ernest and Clarence Gochenour. He also leaves two daughters, viz.; Mrs. Robert Safell, of Front Royal, and Mrs. Frank Griffith, of Luray. Mr. Gochenour was a member of Antioch Christian church.
The funeral of the deceased took place from the Cavetown church at two o’clock on Sunday afternoon, Eld. Joseph W. Comer conducting the services. The remains were buried in the family graveyard.
MRS. EVA ANN GOCHENOUR
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Jul 1930
Mrs. Eva Ann Gochenour, widow of Isaac N. Gochenour, died at the home of her son David Gochenour, near Cavetown, above Stony Man, on Tuesday, July 22, 1930 after a lingering illness. She was 72 years, 9 months and 25 days of age, and was born and had spent practically all of her life in that section. She was the daughter of the late Jacob Echard, of near Stony Man. She was a good neighbor and had a host of friends. She was a devout member of Mt. Zion Brethren church, and her funeral was conducted on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock by her pastor, Rev. C.O. Showalter, with burial in the old Gochenour cemetery near Cavetown. She is survived by three sons, David Gochenour with whom she lived, Frank Gochenour, of Cavetown, and Joseph Gochenour, of Shenandoah county; four daughters, Mrs. May Jenkins, Mrs. Annie Gochenour, Mrs. Sarah Gochenour, and Mrs. Ida Gochenour, all of near Cavetown. She is also survived by one brother, Jacob Echard, two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Gochenour and Mrs. Nancy Aleshire all of near Cavetown.
I.N. (BYRD) GOCHENOUR
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Nov 1921
DEATH OF I.N. GOCHENOUR
I.N. (Byrd) Gochenour died at his home near Mt. Zion church, four miles south of Luray, on Wednesday night about 11 o'clock, after an illness of some time. He was about seventy years of age and is survived by the following children: Joseph H. Gochenour, of Rockingham county, Frank and Dave Gochenour of this county, Mrs. Susie Roland, Mrs. Seldon Gochenour, Mrs. Amos Jenkins and Misses Annie and Ida Gochenour. His widow is also living. She is a daughter of the late Jacob Echard of this county. He is also survived by one brother, three sisters- Joseph M. Gochenour, who lives near Luray; Mrs. Jacob H. Cave, of the Mud Pike, and Mrs. A.M. Cave. The burial will take place at the Gochenour graveyard not far from the home of the deceased. He was a member of Mt. Zion Brethren church, and the services will be conducted by Elders G.W. Painter and D.N. Spitler.
JAMES F. GOCHENOUR
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Dec 1930
JAMES F. GOCHENOUR DIES AT HARRISONBURG
James F. Gochenour, aged 49, of Harrisonburg, a native of the Stony Man neighborhood, in Page county, died at three o’clock, Monday afternoon at his home on East Wolfe street, Harrisonburg.
He was stricken with paralysis while at work on a house five weeks ago and his condition gradually grew worse. He became critically ill last Tuesday and no hope was entertained for his recovery.
Mr. Gochenour went to Harrisonburg from Page county 19 years ago. He was employed by the old Harrisonburg Poultry and Egg Company until six years ago. He since has devoted his time to construction work, his usual practice being to erect houses which he later sold. Before going to Harrisonburg he worked at the Willow Grove flour mill near Luray.
He was born near Stony Man the son of Mrs. Sarah Gochenour and the late Jacob Gochenour. He was a life-long member of the Brethren church.
Besides his mother he is survived by his wife who was Miss Lena Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Brown, of Harrisonburg, formerly of Luray; one daughter Miss Evelyn Virginia; two brothers I.W. Gochenour, Martinsburg, and Kirby Gochenour, Stony Man; and one sister, Mrs. Sam Short, Stony Man.
Funeral services were held from the home at 3 o’clock Wednesday. Interment was in the Woodbine cemetery, Harrisonburg.
JOSEPH M. GOCHENOUR
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 27 Jul 1926
DEATH OF J.M. GOCHENOUR
Joseph M. Gochenour, a highly respected citizen, who has spent his life in the Luray and Stony Man neighborhood, died at his home, the former John Adam Shenk place, Southeast of town, at two o’clock Friday afternoon, aged seventy-one years. Mr. Gochenour had been in declining health on account of heart disease and high blood pressure for two years, having been confined to the bed for about six weeks before the end came. He was under hospital treatment for three weeks in the latter part of 1925 but derived no lasting benefit.
Mr. Gochenour bought the John Adam Shenk dwelling with about fifty-five aces of the farm in recent years. He was the son of Jacob Gochenour, deceased, of this county. Two sisters, Mrs. Al Campbell and Mrs. Mass Cave, of Stony Man, are all of his brothers and sisters who have not answered the final summons. His deceased brothers and sisters were Mrs. G.E. Bywaters, Mrs. Jacob H. Cave, and Jacob, I.N., and Henry Gochenour.
Mr. Gochenour lost his first wife in 1912. She was Miss Ella Echard, a daughter of Jacob Echard, deceased. The following children, all born of this marriage survive him: Charles Gochenour, Fred Gochenour, Mrs. J.A. (Bessie) Foster, and Mrs. Lee (Rose) Jenkins, of Luray and vicinity, Claude and Will Gochenour, of Hagerstown, Md., Homer Gochenour, of York, Pa., Mrs. R.N. (Sudie) Thoman, of Hanover, Pa., and Mrs. Arthur (Dora) Ruckman, of New Brunswick, N.J. All of the children were expected to attend the funeral and interment which were held at Mt. Zion Brethren church at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Eld. Joseph M. Foster conducting the services Mr. Gochenour’s second wife was formerly Mrs. Maggie Alger. She survives him.
The deceased was a law-abiding, thrifty and industrious citizen. About fifty years ago he connected himself with the Brethren church of which thereafter he was a faithful and consistent member.
MRS. ANN LIZA GOODE
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Jan 1929
Mrs. Ann Liza Goode, wife of John (Dick) Goode, died January 7th, with a complication of diseases. She leaves to mourn her, one son, Gilbert Goode with whom she made her home. She leaves ten grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, three brothers; Reuben, Hubert and Lewis Painter, the latter being only a half brother, and one half sisters, Mrs. Bessie Fadely, of Halltown, W.Va. The brothers all live near Stanley. Funeral was held Tuesday following her death, conducted by Elder John Jenkins with interment in the Adventist cemetery, beside the grave of her husband. She was about 75 years old.
CECIL G. GOODE
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Aug 1924
Cecil Gilbert Goode, infant son of Gilbert Goode, aged 2 months and 20 days. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. M.W. Bluxom at Graves Chapel at 3 o'clock, July 29th...
CHARLES GOOD (SON OF HENRY)
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Aug 1922
DEATH OF CHARLES GOOD
Charles Good, died at his home three fourths of a mile north of Stanley on Saturday after a protracted illness... Mr. Good was twice married and is survived by his widow and four children- one son and three daughters- all of whom are married. He was about sixty years of age. The interment took place in the Adventist cemetery Monday.
The deceased was a brother of Overseer of Poor Reuben J. Good, of Stanley and John Morgan Good, Isaac L. Good and Mrs. Frank Marston, of Luray.
CHARLES GOOD (SON OF NOAH)
Page News & Courier, Friday 7 Nov 1930
Charles Good, aged 73, a highly respected citizen of the Stanley neighborhood, died on Tuesday morning about 3 o’clock, death being caused by blockage? of the heart. He is survived by his wife, who was a Miss McCoy, and the following children: Elby, Gilbert, William, Humie, Alonza, Mildred, Bessie, Mrs. Everett Good, Mrs. Kirby Good, Mrs. Rody? Good, and Mrs. William McCoy.
He was buried at Leak’s Chapel cemetery at 3 p.m. Wednesday. He lived at the former Rube Good place and was a son of the late Noah Good. He was very ill about 2 weeks… He belonged to the Leak’s Chapel church.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 3 Jul 1923
DEATHS SOUTH OF STANLEY
Cressie, aged nine months and fifteen days, infant daughter of Charles Good, at Keystone, died on last Thursday, and was buried on Friday at Leak’s Chapel, Eld. Ausby Cubbage conducting the services. This death was due to dysentery which has been prevalent in that community…
MRS. ELIZA GOOD (WIFE OF DICK)
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Jan 1929
Mrs. Eliza Good, widow, of Dick Good, died at the home of her son, Constable Gilbert Good, of Stanley, on Tuesday aged about 75 years. Mrs. Good was a member of the Methodist Church... Death followed a short illness begining with influenza. The funeral, which took place yesterday, was conducted by Eld. John B. Jenkins.
MRS. EMMA GOOD
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 5 Feb 1929
DEATH NEAR LEAK’S CHAPEL
Mrs. Emma Good, widow of the late Jacob R. Good, near Leak’s Chapel, died at midnight on Thursday following six weeks’ illness with bronchitis and complications having been bedfast about one month. She was seventy-four years old. Her husband died two years ago. Her surviving children are as follows: Arthur Good, of Leak’s Chapel, who resided with his mother, Clarence Good, of the same neighborhood, Mrs. John Turner, of Ingham, Mrs. Tom Turner, of near Alma, and Mrs. Ashby Alger, of Leak’s Chapel. One daughter, Mrs. Amos Alger, died nine years ago, and six other children were lost in infancy. Mrs. Good was a Miss Lucas, of this county, before marriage. She is survived by two brothers, viz.; Isaac Lucas, of Stanley, and David Lucas, of Shenandoah county.
Mrs. Good had been a member of the Brethren church for half a century and was a highly respected Christian lady. Her funeral which took place at 11 a.m., on Sunday was conducted by Eld. H.F. Sours, assisted by Eld. Ausby Cubbage.
GEORGE W. GOODE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Jun 1924
DEATH OF GEORGE W. GOODE
After a lingering illness of about five months, one of which he was confined to his bed, George W. Goode passed away on Friday at noon at his home in Stanley. Mr. Goode was born at Alma, Page county, on June 11, 1847, being at the time of his death 77 years and 9 days of age. He leaves his aged wife, who before marriage was Miss Martha A. Offenbacker, daughter of Jacob Offenbacker, deceased. He also leaves two daughters, Mrs. Byron B. Weast, who has always resided with her parents, and Mrs. H.L. Kibler, also of Stanley. He leaves five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He also leaves three brothers- Noah and Isaac Good of near Stanley, Henry Goode, of Shenandoah, and one sister, Mrs. Franey Blosser, of Stanley. The funeral was conducted on Sunday from Graves Chapel Methodist church by Rev. Mr. Caricofe, of Rockingham county… The deceased was an honorable man, possessing a host of friends, this fact being attested by the large number present on the occasion of his funeral. He was a valued member of the Methodist church.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 3 Apr 1923
DEATH OF HENRY GOOD
Henry Good, a native of this county, died on Saturday morning at his home near Great Falls, Fairfax county, where he had been living a number of years and where he was engaged in farming. For a number of years Mr. Good resided in Luray coming here from the Leaksville neighborhood, where he resided on the place now owned by Luther Painter. Mr. Good had been twice married, his first wife having been Miss Letitia Tharpe, daughter of the late Henry Tharpe, of this county, and a sister of F.H. Tharpe, of Luray. After coming to Luray, Mr. Good was engaged for a number of years with his brother in law, Mr. Tharpe in the produce business. He was a good citizen and was a son of the late Allen Good, of Bixler’s Ferry this county, his brothers being, J. Byrd Good, of that section; Philip Good, of Fairfax county; Jacob Good, of Augusta county; John Good, of Orange county the sisters being Mrs. Annie Bazzle and Miss Nannie Good, both of Fairfax county. Mr. Good’s second wife was a Fairfax county lady, who survives him. He was a devout member of the Methodist church, while a resident of Luray, holding his membership with the local organization. The burial took place in Fairfax county on Monday. He was about sixty years of age.
HENRY GOODE (I)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Jul 1928
DEATH OF MR. GOODE AT VERBENA
Henry Goode, a highly respected and upright old citizen, living with his son Ernest Good, at Stanley died last Thursday morning at the age of seventy-nine years. Mr. Good, who was originally of the Stanley neighborhood, sustained a stroke of paralysis while visiting in that section several months ago. While he has been very feeble since then, his death was unexpected, as he going around almost to the last. He leaves one brother, Noah Good and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Price, both of Stanley. The late George W. Goode, of Stanley was his brother. His wife, who was Miss Jane Turner, of near Shenandoah, died several years ago. Mr. Good owned a small farm on Naked Creek and was a thrifty and industrious citizen. He was a member of the Christian church. His funeral was conducted on Saturday by Rev. A.W. Andes, his pastor with interment in the George Comer graveyard.
HENRY GOOD (II)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 31 Jul 1928
Henry Good, who died at the home of his son at Verbena last week was born 80 years ago near old Alma. He was a son of John Good, who made grain cradles to cut wheat for fifty years. Henry leaves one brother, Noah, of near Stanley, and one sister, Mrs. Davey Price, of near Stanley, the last of the nine children. Henry was a fine Christian man…
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 10 Feb 1925
DEATH OF ISAAC GOOD
Isaac Good a highly respected citizen living near Petefish Pond, who has been in declining health from some internal trouble for several years, died on Sunday aged about fifty-five years. He had been bedfast about a week. Mr. Good leaves a widow who was Miss Sarah Kite prior to marriage and the following children, Amos Good and Mrs. Dora Dinges, of Stanley. He was a brother of Noah Good, of Shenandoah, and Henry Good and Mrs. David Price, of Stanley. The funeral at Alma church at 11 a.m., Tuesday will be conducted by Eld. J.B. Jenkins.
Page News & Courier, Friday 30 Apr 1926
DEATH OF JACOB GOOD
Jacob Good, a respected old citizen of the Leak's Chapel neighborhood, near Stanley, died suddenly on Tuesday night aged seventy-four years. Mr. Good fell back while eating his supper and died in an hour or two. His death was due to the paralysis. While slightly paralyzed about six months ago he had been going around as usual up to the last. Mr. Good leaves a widow, two sons, Arthur and Clarence Good and several daughters including Mrs. Ashby Alger and the Widow Lewis Turner. Mr. Good was a member of the Brethren church. His funeral which took place at Leak's Chapel yesterday was conducted by Elds. J.M. Foster and Ausby Cubbage. Burial at Leak's Chapel.
JAMES M. GOOD
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 28 Jun 1927
NATIVE OF PAGE DIES AT NEW MARKET
After an illness of a year or more from a complication of diseases, Mr. James M. Good died at the home of his son, Mr. Julius S. Good, two miles northwest of New Market, at 8 o’clock, Wednesday evening, June 22, 1927. He was aged 72 years, 1 month and 28 days.
Mr. Good was born in Page county on April 24th, 1855 to the late Noah W. Good. Mr. Good was a resident of near New Market for about 50 years. He was a member of Emanuel Lutheran church, of New Market, for many years.
Mr. Good is survived by eleven of his thirteen children who are as follows; Mrs. A. Carper (Mary), Edinburg; Mr. Ernest M. Good, Singer’s Glen; Mrs. David S. Stroop, (Salina) Penn Laird; Mrs. Earl Alger (Rachael), Stanley; Mr. Charles W. Good, Luray; and Mrs. Frank Bowman, (Amanda),Messrs. H.L., Julius S., John G. Good, Miss Nannie Belle Good and Mrs. R.E. Silvious (Rebecca) all of near New Market. His wife before marriage, Miss Rebecca M. Pettit, died on March 18, 1920.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, meeting at the home at 2 o’clock, with services from St. Martin’s Lutheran church, Rev. S.C. Stickley and Rev. J.P. Stirewalt, D.D., officiating. Interment will be in Emanuel cemetery, New Market, beside his deceased wife- Shenandoah Valley, New Market.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 21 May 1928
DEATH OF JOHN GOOD
John Good, a respected old citizen died Saturday morning after a long illness at the home of his son, William Good, near Stanley. He was eighty-one years old and had been feeble all winter, dropsy developing and hastening his end. For a few weeks he had been practically helpless. Mr. Good had been a farmer but had turned his place over to his son, William, with whom he resided. The old man was a widower, his wife who was a Miss Sigler, having died about twenty years ago.
Mr. Good’s surviving children are William Good, Cledie Good and Mrs. Beauregard Cubbage, of Stanley, Mrs. Amos Nauman, of Shenandoah, and Mrs. Lubena Painter of Staunton. Mr. Good was born near Stanley. He leaves no brothers or sisters. He was a member of the Adventist church.
The funeral was held from the late home Saturday afternoon. Eld. Thomas H. Painter, of the Adventists in charge.
MRS. JOHN GOOD
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Aug 1921
Mrs. John Good died Wednesday morning at the home of her son in law, Doc Aleshire. Funeral at the Adventist church Thursday morning at 1 o’clock. Aged about 87 years.
MRS. “SARAH” GOOD (SHOULD BE NANCY) (I)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 Mar 1926
DEATH OF MRS. SARAH GOOD
Mrs. Sarah Good, aged seventy-seven years, widow of Isaac Good, died at her home near Petefish Pond on Saturday at 11 a.m.. Prior to her marriage she was a Miss Price, and all of her brothers and sisters are now dead. Her husband has been dead about a year. Two children survive her, one being Amos Good, of near Long’s Crossing, and the other Mrs. Harry Dinges, who resided with her mother. Mrs. Good was a member of the Old School Baptist church and was an estimable woman. Her funeral was preached at Alma Lutheran church by Eld. John B. Jenkins yesterday morning.
MRS. NANCY GOOD (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 6 Mar 1926
Mrs. Isaac Goode died Saturday, Feb. 27th, at her home near Alma. She leaves two children, Amos Goode, and Mrs. Dora Dinges, the latter residing with her mother. Funeral Monday morning at Alma Lutheran church by Rev. John Jenkins. Age 77 years, 4 months and 24 days.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 8 Jan 1924
Teal Good, colored, about seventy years of age, died at her home near Marksville on Sunday night. Her dwelling burned several weeks ago and since that time she has been living in an old barn on the place that was converted into a dwelling house. She has been living in this section many years and was highly respected.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 19 Nov 1929
PIONEER SAWYER, OF STANLEY
DeWitt Goodrich, for many years a saw mill operator in this county, and one of the best known citizens of the Stanley neighborhood, died at 11:45 a.m., on Saturday at the home of his son-in-law, Burnett Jenkins, at Stanley, where he made his home. While Mr. Goodricj was seventy-eight years old and had been suffering from Bright's Disease and the usual complications for several years, he maintained his active habits and was driving his automobile about a week before he died while he was confined to his bed only a few days...
Mr. Good rich was the oldest saw mill man in this county. Eld. B.F. Purdham, of Luray, formerly of Stanley, who was closely associated with him for a great many years says that according to his recollection Mr. Goodrich came here as a young man from Culpeper county and worked at the "Booton" saw mill near the Petefish pond, in the Stanley neighbrhood. From that time on Mr. Goodrich followed the saw mill business, at times on a large scale and employing much labor...
Mr. Goodrich's early home in Culpeper county was seven miles this side of Culpeper Courthouse. It is said that he has no brothers or sisters. Soon after locating in the Stanley neighborhood he married Miss Bettie Purdham, a sister of Samuel Purdham, of Stanley. He lost his wife about three years ago. Their surviving children are William Purdham, of Philadelphia, Mrs. Jacob Bradley, Mrs. Burnett Jenkins, Mrs. Vernon Painter and Mrs. Gertie Printz, of Stanley, Mrs. Nannie Butler, of Wilmington, Del., and Mrs. "Babe" Conoway, of Baltimore. In his late years Mr. Goodrich spent a good deal of time with his children in the Northern States and greatly enjoyed the experience. One of these ladies, Mrs. Conoway, married the captain of a boat and Mr. Goodrich was a guest on the water for a while, quite a novelty for him...
The first Seventh Day Adventists came to the Stanley neighborhood in 1876 and the church soon secured a strong hold there. Mr. Goodrich joined them a few years later. For many years he was recognized as one of the oustanding church leaders, and held various official positions with the church. There were various points of similarity between him and the late Peter Painter of John, both being large sawmill operators and useful as employers of labot, and both liberal members of the Adventist church... His funeral was held at the Stanley Adventist church at 11 a.m., yesterday with interment in the cemetery nearby.
MRS. SARAH GOODRICH
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Mar 1926
MRS. DEE GOODRICH DIES AT STANLEY
Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Goodrich, wife of D.W. Goodrich, died on Monday evening at her home near Stanley, aged seventy-eight years. Mrs. Goodrich has been in poor health for some time...
Mrs. Goodrich leaves the following children: William Goodrich, of Philadelphia; Mrs. Vernie Painter, Mrs. Gertie Printz, and Mrs. Jacob Bradley, of Stanley; Mrs. Burnet Jenkins, of Washington, D.C. and Mrs. Nan Norman and Mrs. Babe Foltz, of Philadelphia... The married life of Mr. and Mrs. Goodrich lasted for more than fifty years. He is well known as a lumberman and farmer. Mrs. Goodrich was a daughter of James Purdham, deceased, and is survived by one brother, Samuel Purdham, of Stanley, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Knight, of Baltimore.
Mr. and Mrs. Goodrich were prominent members of the Stanley Adventist church. The funeral was held at the Adventist church on Wednesday morning, Rev. Mr. Adkins preaching... The burial was in the Adventist cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 Sep 1930
W.C. GORDON DIED AT FURNACE No. 2
W.C. Gordon, aged 80 years, a respected citizen residing near Furnace No. 2, died on Tuesday after being feeble for some time on account of old age. Her was confined to his bed two weeks. Mr. Gordon in his active years was a farmer and blacksmith.
His wife who was a daughter of Thomas Meadows, of Jolletts, died a number of years ago. He leaves the following children: Hiram Gordon, of Prince William county, Va., William, of Washington, D.C., Hubert, of Hancock, Md., Homer, of Waynesboro, Va., Harrison who lived with his father, and Mamie a married daughter residing in Baltimore. Mr. Gordon leaves a half-brother Jas. Seal of Clifton Forge. The funeral which was held….?…. Thursday….?…. Samuels graveyard.
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Jun 1928
EDDIE GORMAN DIES IN EARLY MANHOOD
Eddie Gorman, age 23, a young Irishman, of Roanoke, who married Miss Wynona Yager, of near Marksville and was employed formerly with the maintenance force on the N. & W. automatic signal and control system, died the first of this week at the home of his parents in Roanoke...
Young Gorman met his wife while the force of men to which he belonged were working in Page county. She was then an employe at the Y.M.C.A. at Shenandoah, this county, and a few months ago resumed her position at the same institution. She is left with an infant about a year old. Mrs. Gorman attended the funeral in Roanoke.
Young Gorman was a member of the Catholic church. Besides his wife, infant, father and mother, he leaves several brothers and sisters. Mrs. Gorman is a daughter of Walter Yager, of near Marksville.
GRAY TWINS (CHILDREN OF LETCHER)
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Jun 1928
DEATH OF TWINS
Mr. and Mrs. Letcher Gray of the Pine Grove neighborhood lost twin children on Monday. The babes were about ten days old. The funeral was held on Tuesday by Rev. Warnecke and the little ones were buried in the same coffin. They were grandchildren of James N. Gray, well known citizen of Pine Grove.
MRS. BESSIE GRAY
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 27 Jul 1926
DEATH OF MRS. SELDON GRAY
Mrs. Bessie Gray, wife of Seldon Gray, of near Marksville, who was reported very ill last week, died Sunday evening and was buried from her home yesterday afternoon. Eld. A.W. Campbell conducting the service. Burial in the family graveyard near her home. Mrs. Gray was a daughter of Perry Southard, deceased. She leaves a number of children, some of them small…
CHARLES H. GRAY
Page News & Courier, Friday 27 jul 1928
CHARLES H. GRAY KILLED
Charles H. Gray, aged 25 years, son of Erasmus Gray, of Martinsburg, formerly of near Marksville, this county was fatally injured on July 18 while trying to jump on a West bound freight train a half mile West of Harpers Ferry. The man fell under the moving cars and an arm and leg were cut off by the wheels. He died on his way to the hospital. He leaves a number of brothers and sisters. His mother was a daughter of Irvin Cave of this county.
DAVID W. GRAY
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 28 Feb 1928
DEATH OF PINE GROVE MERCHANT
David W. Gray, merchant in Pine Grove Hollow, near Stanley, died unexpectedly at 5:30 p.m., on Saturday at the age of fifty-two years. Mr. Gray had been afflicted with high blood pressure for years and sustained a stroke of paralysis some time ago, going to the hospital but not remaining for treatment. He continued to attend to business till the last. Saturday morning Mr. Gray went to the garage to get his car out to go to Stanley and was paralyzed in the garage, but managed to get to the house. Death ensued in a few hours.
Mr. Gray was an honorable and upright citizen and was an asset to the Pine Grove community where he will be missed in many ways. He was an active and useful member of the Bethlehem Christian church for years. His wife who was a daughter of Charles D. Owens died two years ago. He leaves five children, Leola, Eula, Russell, Edith and Ray Gray, two daughters are nearly grown and the ages of the others ranging down to five years. Mr. Gray was a son of Philip (Bud) Gray, deceased. His surviving brothers and sisters are: Ida Gray, Mrs. William Weakly and Mrs. Delbert Cave, all of near Stanley. The deceased ran a store in Pine Grove, above the Rock House for years. His business was well conducted and a success. He owned his farm, place of business and a little farm, accumulated by his industry and thrift.
The funeral which took place from the home at 2 p.m., Monday was conducted by Rev. H.J. Dudley, pastor of the deceased, with interment in the family graveyard.
Page News & Courier, 15 May 1927
DEATH AT KEYSTONE
Edward Gray, of Keystone, South Stanley, died at his home yesterday morning from an internal cancer from which he had been suffering four about eight months. He underwent a hospital operation two months ago without lasting benefit. His age was about thirty-four years. A widow who was formerly a Miss Campbell survives him with two small children, Albert and Mary Catherine. By his first marriage to a Miss Stoneberger he leaves one child, Thomas. The surviving brothers and sisters are Mrs. Mary Purdham of Shenandoah, Mrs. Lizzie Purdham, of Stanley, Mrs. David Burner, of Luray, and Mrs. Annie Viands, of Philadelphia. They are the children of Thomas G. Gray who died about a year ago. Funeral arrangements were not announced when these facts were gathered.
Page News & Courier, Friday 13 May 1921
DEATH OF MR. GRAY
John Gray died at his home in Pine Grove Hollow last Wednesday after a short illness which was not thought to be serious. It is supposed that death was due to heart disease. He was about fifty years of age and is survived by the following brothers: Noah, Walter, Samuel Gray and a brother living in the West. Miss Annie Gray a sister, also survives him... The funeral was conducted at his late home on Friday by Elder G.W. Painter, of the Brethren church and the interment took place near his home. He had no children and his entire life was spent in the neighborhood where he died. A widow survives him.
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Jan 1920
DEATH OF PHILIP GRAY
Philip Gray, aged 72 years, a well known citizen living near Marksville died at his home last Friday night following a third stroke of paralysis. He had been in feeble health for several years. Mr. Gray who was a widower lived with his son William Gray and daughters, Misses Emma and Ida. His remaining surviving children are Amos Gray, George W. Gray, Mrs. William Weekly and Mrs. Delbert Cave. The funeral which took place at the late home of the deceased at 2 p.m., on Sunday was conducted by Elder Walter Strickler, the remains being interred in the family graveyard.
RETURN O. GRAY
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Jan 1923
DEATH OF R.O. GRAY
R.O. Gray, a well known citizen of this county, living in Pine Grove Hollow, died last Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, following an illness of more than two years.... He is survived by his widow, four daughters and one son, in addition to two brothers- James and Alonzo Gray. The burial took place in the family graveyard on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, the services being conducted in the Episcopal church in Pine Grove by Elder Arthur Campbell, of Luray, assisted by Rev. Dennis Whittle, also of this place...
THOMAS G. GRAY
Page News & Courier, Friday 9 Jul 1926
DEATH OF THOS. G. GRAY
Thomas G. Gray, formerly of Stanley, died at 3:15 p.m., on Tuesday at the home of his son-in-law, David Burner, in Luray, Mr. Gray resided near Stanley until the first of April and since that time has been staung with his children... A complication of troubles especially affecting his heart and kidneys caused his death. The deceased was about sixty-five years old. His wife who prior to marriage was Miss Mary Catherine Burns, died five years ago. The surviving children are Mrs. Emma Purdham, of Shenandoah, Va., Mrs. Lizzie Purdham, of Stanley, Mrs. Mattie Burner, of Luray, Mrs. Annie Viands, of Philadelphia, and Edward Gray, of Stanley. One sister, Miss Lizzie Gray, residing at S.L. Batman's, near Kimball, survives the deceased. He had two brothers, William and Clinton Gray, both of whom are dead. He was a member of the Methodist church.
The funeral and burial which took place at Graves' Chapel Wednesday afternoon were attended by all of the children. The services were conducted by Rev. G.H. Tyler, of Stanley, assisted by Rev. Charles A. Hall, of Luray.
GILLIE JANE GRIFFITH
Page News & Courier, Friday 6 Feb 1920
DEATH OF MISS GILLIE GRIFFITH
Miss Gillie Jane Griffith, the death of whose father, Pendleton Griffith, appears elsewhere in this paper, died at her home three miles east of Luray, on Sunday, February 1st at 6:25 p.m. Her death was sudden and was due to pneumonia. She was a daughter of Pendleton and Barbara Griffith, and is survived by the following immediate relatives- a brother and a sister- H.H. Griffith and Mrs. B.F. Glenn. The interment took place in the Heiston graveyard on Tuesday.
MRS. JULIA GRIFFITH
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 26 Jun 1923
DEATH OF MRS. JULIA GRIFFITH
Mrs. Julia Griffith, wife of Jacob Griffith, of Jewell Hollow, died on Sunday morning at the home of her brother, T. William Sours, near Morning Star. Death was due to paralysis... She was about forty years of age.
Mrs. Griffith is survived by her father John W. Sours, by her husband and by a number of brothers and sisters including T.W. Sours, Jacob Sours, James Sours and Mrs. Henry Sours, of this county, and Mrs. Jack Campbell, of Rappahannock county. She leaves no children. Mrs. Griffith was a member of the Lutheran church... Her funeral took place at Morning Star church on Monday, conducted by Rev. C.I. Morgan.
CHARLES GRIMSLEY (I)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 18 Mar 1930
CHARLES GRIMSLEY BURNT BEYOND RECOGNITION BY EXPLOSION
Shenandoah, Va., Mar. 17- The remains of Charles Grimsley, age 36, ..?.. of Ingham, this county, who lost his life by the explosion of coal gas last Saturday morning while relining a smokestack at Penn Grove, Pa., were brought here on Sunday and buried in the Samuel Comer graveyard near Ingham on Monday.
Full details have not been received here. He was burned beyond recognition. Another man named, Hurt, of Roanoke, Va., aged 38 years, lost his life at the same time. Mr. Grimsley had lived in Pennsylvania for a number of years. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Sallie May Grimsley, and three children. His wife was from the South originally.
... He is survived by his parents and two brothers and three sisters as follows: Kemper Grimsley, New Jersey; Otis Grimsley, of Ingham, Mrs. Noah Comer, of Steam Hollow, this county, and Mrs. Bud Judd and Mrs. James Thomson, of Shenandoah.
John Henderson and Noah Comer, went after the body, leaving here in Mr. Henderson's car. Mr. Comer accompanied the body on the rain, while the widow and children of the deceased rode? to Ingham with Mr. Henderson in his car.
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Mar 1930
DEATH OF CHARLES GRIMSLEY
Shenandoah, Va., Mar. 25- This community is grieved over the death of Charles Grimsley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Grimsley, of Ingham, whose death was reported in this paper last week, saying that he was killed while relining a smoke stack at Penn Grove, N.J. He lived at Salem, N.J. and worked at Penn Grove, a distance of about nine miles. He worked for Stevens & Wood, contractors, building large plants of all kinds. He was operating an electric crane when the tragic end came. Mr. Grimsley left Ingham about 18 years ago, going from there to Georgia, where he worked for a contractor for two years. While there he married Miss Sallie Mae Scott. After leaving Georgia, he returned to Ingham for awhile, then going to Baltimore where he remained for several years, and since in other large cities. He had only lived in Salem for about a year and was expecting to leave that place the last of this month, for a visit at his home at Infham, and to his wife’s home in Georgia.
… His funeral was held on his 37th birthday and was attended by a large crowd…
Those who attended the funeral from a distance where Mr. and Mrs. Sam Scott, of Tosso, Ga., parents of the deceased’s wife…
CLARENCE LEE GRIMSLEY
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 15 Apr 1930
Clarence Lee Grimsley, 2 years, son of Clarence and Lucy Grimsley, of Ingham, died on Sunday and will be buried at the Sam Comer graveyard at 2 p.m. today.
MRS. JENNIE B. GRIMSLEY
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Sep 1926
DEATH NEAR SHENANDOAH
Mrs. Jennie B. Grimsley, wife of W.M. Grimsley, born May 3rd, 1864 died August 23d, 1926, aged 62 years, 3 months and 20 days. She leaves to mourn her loss, husband and children, five sons and four daughters, viz., Levi Grimsley, Eugene, Rachel Lucas, Edith Good, Millard Grimsley, Sibert Grimsley, Edith and Ethel Grimsley, who still remain at home, and E. Ray Grimsley, of Baltimore, Md. She also lost a son in the World War, October 4, 1918. She was the mother of sixteen children and had twelve grandchildren...
JOHN B. GRIMSLEY
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 4 Mar 1930
DEATH OF JOHN B. GRIMSLEY
John B. Grimsley, aged 75 years, died on March 1st near Ingham from pneumonia. He leaves a wife, three sons, four daughters, and nineteen grandchildren, also two brothers and two sisters. The funeral was held on Monday at St. Paul’s Episcopal church, Ingham, by the Rev. F.J. Warnecke, assisted by Eld. Ernest Cave, of Shenandoah.
MRS. MARGARET GRIMSLEY
Page News & Courier, Friday 13 Apr 1923
DEATH OF MRS. GRIMSLEY
Mrs. Margaret Grimsley died at her home in Steam Hollow in the Ingham neighborhood, on Monday, April 9, aged 92 years, 6 months and 16 days. For some time she had been in feeble health, though maintained her mental facilities almost until the hour of her death. She had made her home with her daughter, Miss Emma Grimsley, in addition to whom she is survived by the other following children: Hubert, Thomas and W.J. Grimsley, all of that section, and Mrs. Charles Smith and Mrs. Frank Orye, the latter of Shenandoah. For a long time she had been a member of the Christian church, and her funeral was conducted on Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Episcopal church at Ingham by Rev. R.P. Crumpler, her pastor, assisted by Elder Frank Comer, the interment taking place in the Grimsley grave yard. Her husband was Noah Grimsley, who has been dead many years. Mrs. Grimsley had fifty five grandchildren, thirty nine of whom are living; fifty six great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. John Snyder, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., also survives her.
MRS. MARY GRIMSLEY
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Jan 1923
Aunt Mary Grimsley, who had been confined to her bed for several years, passed out of this world Saturday night. The funeral was conducted by Elder Frank Comer at the Episcopal church near here. She leaves to mourn her loss 3 sons T.T. Grimsley, John Grimsley and William Grimsley, and two daughters- Mrs. Samuel Aleshire and Clery Grimsley. She also leaves sixty grandchildren and forty-two great-grandchildren. The remains were placed in the Samuel Comer graveyard near Ingham.
MRS. MINNIE GRIMSLEY (SHOULD BE JENNIE)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Aug 1926
DEATH AT INGHAM
Mrs. Minnie Grimsley, wife of William Grimsley, of Ingham, died on Monday, aged about sixty-five years. Mrs. Grimsley who was a member of the Christian chruch and highly respected was a daughter of the late Colonel Comer. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Jean, John and Seibert Comer, Mrs. Rachel Lucas, Mrs. Edith Good, Misses Evadelle and Ethel Grimsley, of Shenandoah Iron Works district and Ernest Comer, of Woodlawn, Pa. The funeral will take place on Wednesday.
JAMES V. "POLK" HAM
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 12 Jul 1927
DEATH OF CONFEDERATE VETERAN
James Vernon Ham, better known as "Polk" Ham, a well known Confederate veteran of this county, died yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Kemper Dadisman in Shenandoah, this county, where he had resided for a number of years. Mr. Ham, who was 85 years 2 months and one day of age had been in feeble health for a long time...
The deceasedm who was a plasterer by trade, lived for many years at Leaksville, this county, where he owned the property where one of the stores now stands. Selling this he bought on Mechanic Street, Luray, his wife, who was Miss Rebecca Cave, a sister of John H., Daniel W. and the late David N. Cave, of Luray, dying while a resident of this place. After he was bereft of a companion he went to Shenandoah and lived with his daughter. He was a brother of D.E. Ham, real estate agent, of Dayton, Va., formerly of Grottoes. Besides Mr. Dadisman he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Maude Felds, of Los Angeles, California. His birthplace was in Page county, near Verbena. In the civil war he served in Co. D. 7th Va., Cav., originally commanded by Capt. Macon Jordan, and is said to have been a fine soldier. He was a highly esteemed member of Rosser-Gibbons Camp, Confederate Veterans... He belonged to the Antioch Disciples church, near Luray for many years.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday from the Christian church at Leaksville, Rev. A.W. Andes in charge of the services, and he will be buried in the cemetery near his old home in that village.
MISS NANNIE HARLOW
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Apr 1920
DEATH OF MISS NANNIE HARLOW
Miss Nannie Lee Harlow, of near Stanley, died on last Sunday morning, April 4, at 4 o'clock. She had been suffering from an amputated limb for the past six months, during which time she was unable to walk a step. She was the daughter of William Harlow who died about two years ago. The deceased was 15 years, 7 months and 5 days of age...
The funeral services were conducted at the Shenandoah Christian Disciples church by Rev. B.J. Earp, of Luray, and the remains were laid to rest in the United Brethren cemetery on the North-West part of Shenandoah B.J. EARP
MRS. VIRGINIA HARRIS (I)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 5 Apr 1927
Mrs. Virginia Harris, wife of Bishop Harris, of Jordan Hollow, above Marksville, died at her home of cancer of the face last Thursday, aged fifty-four years... A daughter of William Sampsell, deceased, she leaves a husband and several sons and daughters. She was buried in the Gray burial ground in Pine Grove Hollow, her pastor, Rev. H.J. Dudley, of Bethlehem Disciples church, conducting the service.
MRS. VIRGINIA HARRIS (II)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 5 Apr 1927
A circumstance that often attends mountain burials occurred at the funeral of Mrs. Bishop Harris in the Blue Ridge above Marksville last Friday. Mrs. Harris lived near the head of Jordan Hollow far up in the mountain and was buried in the old Gray burial ground in Pine Grove Hollow, not more than two miles away from her home, a distance that could be walked in a very short time. Making the trip on the day of the funeral was a very different matter as Undertaker Bradley had to drive the automobile hearse from the head of Jordan Hollow to the intersection with the Pine Grove road at Marksville and then far up in Pine Grove Hollow, covering a distance of eight or ten miles, over steep, muddy, mountain roads to get to a point about two miles away from the starting point.
MRS. SALLY ANN HENRY
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Jan 1924
PALMY DAYS OF NEWPORT
For the benefit of the relatives and friends of Sally Ann Henry, who passed away at her home near Woodstock, Shenandoah County, Va., on Dec. 23, 1923, you will please publish this article. Mrs. Henry was born at Newport, Page County, Va., 83 years ago. She was a daughter of David Freeze and married John Henry in 1866, who at that time had just recovered from wounds received during the war. Seven balls had passed thru his flesh, one hit the heart. She was a sister of Mrs. Adam Seekford, my mother, who died in 1865, and Mrs. Noah Foltz, who is also dead; Mrs. John Higgs, of Baltimore, Mrs. Henry Shenk, of Luray; Jeff, John Harrison and Joseph Freeze, all dead but Harrison, who lives near Harrisonburg, and Joseph, who lives near Newport, Va. She was the mother of a large family of children, but I do not know their names, as I never saw any of them…
SAMUEL WHITFIELD HENSLEY
Page News & Courier, Friday 9 Mar 1923