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PAGE NEWS & COURIER OBITUARIES 1920-1930, Part 4
JAMES A. LUCAS
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Apr 1925
JAMES A. LUCAS, CONFEDERATE VETERAN, DIED AT SHENANDOAH
James A. Lucas, of Shenandoah City, Confederate veteran and an employee of the furnace at that place when William Milnes was owner a half century ago, died at two o’clock Wednesday morning, following a stroke of paralysis sustained on Sunday. Mr. Lucas was eighty-three years old on the 15ht of last August. Until within the last year he was a very active and remarkable well-preserved man, his youthful appearance, physical vigor and lively disposition being often commented on.
His health broke rapidly and he had been confined to his bed several months. Mr. Lucas leaves one brother, Samuel Lucas, of Grove Hill also a gallant Confederate veteran, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Yager, of Shenandoah Iron Works District. He also leaves a widow, the second wife, who prior to marriage was Miss Rose Foltz, daughter of John Foltz, the latter dying in Baltimore years ago. The second marriage took place twenty-odd years ago. By his first wife who was Miss Susan Raines, Mr. Lucas leaves the following children: John S. Lucas, of Delaware; Harry Lucas, Miss Mattie Lucas and Mrs. Carrie Myrtle, of Hagerstown, Md.; and Mrs. Hettie Keim and Son Lucas, of Shenandoah City. Mr. Lucas owned residence property in Shenandoah, and was one of the oldest residents of that place. Before he retired he dealt in coal for some time and for many years was engaged in hauling… The funeral will take place at two o’clock this (Friday) afternoon will be conducted by Rev. L.A. Racey. Interment in the U.B. Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Oct 1926
John Lucas, the last surviving one of the family of George and Ella Lucas, of Page county, died at his home at Rockwood, Maryland on the 27th of September. He was paralyzed on the 23. He left Page about 55 years ago. Shortly after leaving here he married, Miss Ella Johnson, of Rockwood. He leaves five daughters and three sons to mourn his loss. He was about 74 years old.
MISS LAURA LUCAS
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 May 1926
Miss Laura Lucas, of near Stanley, daughter of John Ham Lucas, died on Friday aged twenty-six years. She had been in declining health for three years as a result of tuberculosis and had been confined to the house for a long time. She was a member of the Divine Healers. Four brothers, Walter, John and Lee Lucas, of Stanley, and Lester Lucas, of Piedmont, W.Va., and three sisters Mrs. Artie Lucas, and Mrs. Dora McCoy, of Stanley, and Mrs. Lottie Sigler, of Hemphill, W.Va., survive her. The funeral which took place at the home on Sunday was conducted by Elders Ausby Cubbage and Frank Comer. Interment in the Lucas graveyard.
MRS. LEDA LUCAS
Page News & Courier, Friday 31 May 1929
DEATH OF MRS. LEONARD LUCAS
Mrs. Leda Irene Lucas, wife of Leonard Lucas, of Honey Run Trestle, near Stanley, died on Tuesday at the age of 19 years, 6 months and 20 days leaving an infant child a few hours old. Mrs. Lucas was a daughter of Hill Dallas of the Honey Run neighborhood. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Elders Ausby Cubbage and John E. Henderson conducting the services with interment in the Acre McCoy graveyard.
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Mar 1922
DEATH OF MR. LUCAS
Martin Lucas, a well known citizen of this county, died last Friday at his home near Ingham. The immediate cause of death was gall stones. The funeral of Mr. Lucas was conducted from his late home on Sunday afternoon by Rev. M.E. Stickley of the Shenandoah Disciples church, Mr. Lucas having been a member of this denomination for many years. He was a man highly esteemed by all who knew him, having taken an active part in everything in his community that was for the betterment of the county’s citizenship. His wife has been dead about eight months. The following children survive him: Journey Lucas, Levi Lucas and Isaac Lucas, the daughters being Mrs. James Hilliards, Mrs. Charles R. Kite, Mrs. Laconia, Mrs. Elmer Keyser, Mrs. Lloyd Painter, Mrs. William Hilliards and Mrs. Frank Hilliards. The deceased was 64 years and 14 days old. The burial took place in the family grave yard…
MRS. MARY C. LUCAS
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Jul 1921
DEATH OF MRS. MARTIN LUCAS
Mrs. Mary C. Lucas, wife of Martin Lucas, died Monday morning of this week at her home near Ingham, this county, from kidney trouble and a complication of diseases. Mrs. Lucas has been in failing health for some time and little hopes have been entertained for her recovery. Before marriage she was a Miss Comer, and leaves a number of brothers living in the Shenandoah and Comertown neighborhoods of this county, her father being the late John Comer. She is survived by her husband and several children, Mrs. Comer was 61 years, 11 months and 20 days of age. Her funeral was conducted on Wednesday by Rev. M.E. Stickley, of Shenandoah, the interment taking place near her late home.
MRS. MARY LUCAS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 11 Sep 1923
DEATH OF MRS. LUCAS
Mrs. Mary Lucas, wife of William H. Lucas, a sister in law of Mrs. John Freeze, of Luray, died at her home in Stillwater, Oklahoma, last Thursday, death being due to dropsy of the heart and other complications. Her husband went west from this county many years ago, locating in Oklahoma, where he engaged in farming on an extensive scale. Mr. Lucas before going West lived at the Old Furnace below Luray and later in the Stanley neighborhood and was well known to some of our older people. Mr. and Mrs. Lucas have paid several visits to this county since residing in the west. Her body accompanied by Mrs. T.J. Hanly, of Stillwater, who raised by the family arrived in Luray on Sunday, the interment taking place in Green Hill cemetery on Monday afternoon, the services being conducted from the I.C. Bradley residence Rev. C.W. Cassell in charge. The deceased was about seventy six years of age and a native of one of the Western states.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 10 Nov 1925
Preston Lucas, a quiet and industrious citizen, died Friday after a long illness, aged about 75. Mr. Lucas never married. He lived alone at his little home near Grove Hill. He was a brother of Samuel Lucas, a Confederate veteran of Grove Hill. His funeral was conducted by Rev. L.A. Racey. Interment in the Lucas graveyard.
MRS. REGINA LUCAS
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Nov 1921
DEATH OF MRS. LUCAS
Mrs. Regina Lucas, aged about sixty years, wife of “Dick” Lucas, died on Wednesday at her home near Ingham. Death was due to heart trouble. She is survived by three daughters and five sons. The burial took place on Thursday a short distance north of Ingham, Rev. R.P. Crumpler, of Leaksville conducting the funeral services.
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Feb 1929
DEATH OF RICHARD LUCAS
Richard Lucas, of Ingham, aged 74 years, 2 months and 29 days, died at 5 o’clock on Tuesday morning. While he had been feeble for several years he was bedfast only a short time. Mr. Lucas owned a small farm and was recognized as one of the substantial citizens of his community. He was honorable in his dealings, industrious and law abiding. His wife, who was Miss Regina Cubbage, of this county, died on Nov. 4, 1921. The surviving children are: Reuben, Lester, George, Charles and Misses Bessie, Ada and Stella Lucas, of Ingham and William Lucas of Honeyville. His brothers and sisters are deceased. One of these was the late Henry Lucas of Harrisonburg. Mr. Lucas connected himself with the church a short time before his death. He was a son of William Lucas and Mres. Rebecca Fowler Lucas.
The funeral took place at 2 o’clock yesterday from the home, Eld. Ausby Cubbage of the Brethren church being in charge with burial in the family graveyard.
Page News & Courier, Friday 21 Oct 1927
DEATH OF SAMUEL LUCAS
Samuel Lucas, a gallant Confederate soldier and since the war a peaceable and industrious citizen of this county, died yesterday morning near Grove Hill where he had a small farm. He was eighty-seven years old. His health had been failing rapidly for several months from heart disease and the debilities of old age. For the lst week or two he had been bedfast. Mr. Lucas was a brother of the late James Lucas, of Shenandoah. Only two sisters, Mrs. Love Yager, of Shenandoah, and Mrs. Jane Lang of Los Angeles, California, now survive. He leaves the following children: James and Misses Mamie, Florine, Gladys and Nellie Lucas. Funeral arrangements were not made yesterday.
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 May 1920
DEATH OF W.E. LUCAS
W.E. Lucas died at his home in Harrisonburg, Sunday of a complication of diseases, though he has been seriously ill only a few days. He was a son of the late W.H. Lucas of Grove Hill this county, where he was born.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary E. Lucas, his aged grandmother, Mrs. Rebecca Kite, and the following brothers and sisters: D.A. Lucas and B.L. Lucas; Mrs. G.H. Fleischhauer, and Mrs. R.H. Parker, all of Harrisonburg.
Page News & Courier, Friday 9 Feb 1923
Little Neval McDaniel, daughter of Joe McDaniel of near Grove Hill, departed this life on Thursday, February 1, 1923, aged 2 years, 7 months and 10 days. She leaves to mourn the loss father, mother, two brothers and three sisters. She was laid to rest in the Grove Hill, U.B. Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. R.P. Crumpler.
HARRY M. MARTIN
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 30 Jul 1929
DEATH OF HARRY M. MARTIN
Harry M. Martin, a valued citizen of the Compton neighborhood, this county, who has been in poor health following a stroke of paralysis several years ago, died in eht early afternoon on Sunday, aged sixty-two years. Mr. Martin’s condition became much worse a few weeks ago when he took to his bed.
The subject of this notice was a son of the late J.W. Martin, a gallant Confederate soldier, who died at Compton in recent years. Mr. Martin was also a son-in-law of the late James W. Wood, of Luray, and is survived by his widow who before marriage was Miss Virgie Wood. He leaves the following children: Mrs. Lurene Morrison, of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Louise Koontz, of Harrisonburg, Mrs. Leora Spofford of Hagerstown, and Lester and Leo Martin of Compton. Two brothers, Thos. Martin, of Overall, and Charles Martin, of Winchester, and one sister, Mrs. Nora Lloyd, of Washington, D.C., are also living. All of the relationship mentioned were at the funeral.
Mr. Martin was a carpenter…
The funeral was held from the Compton church yesterday afternoon with burial at Rileyville.
J. WILLIAM MARTIN
Page News & Courier, Friday 6 Jun 1930
WM. MARTIN FOUND DEAD IN BED
J. William Martin age 75, a respected and prominent farmer, of Alma, was found dead in bed yesterday morning, the grim messenger of death having come some time during the hours of sleep. There was no sign of a struggle and his passing must have been in silence, doubtless due to heart disease. He was going around as usual looking after his duties on the farm the day before he passed away. Quite recently he came home after enjoying a visit of several weeks at the home of his son, Harry E. Martin, stockdealer and farmer, at Cedarville, Warren County.
Mr. Martin leaves the following children: Mrs. Alice Monger, of Elkton, Va., Charles Martin, a city official at Newark, O., Mrs. Bertha Sutphin, of Flint Hill, Va.; Mrs. Nadie Flippo, of Harrisonburg, Va., Harry E. Martin, of Cedarville, Va.; Ben Martin, of Newark, O.; Jonah Martin, of Pennsylvania, and William Martin, at home, and Miss Bessie Martin, of Maryland.
The wife of the deceased, Mrs. Mollie Martin, a daughter of the late Russell Jenkins, of Alma, died Aug. 16, 1929.
Mr. Martin was a successful farmer and a useful, law-abiding, kind-hearted citizen. His death will be much regretted. His funeral will be held from the home at 2 p.m. today (Friday) with interment in the Alma burial ground. Eld. R.H. Pittman will be in charge of the services.
MRS. MOLLIE MARTIN
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 10 Aug 1929
MRS. J. WILLIAM MARTIN’S DEATH
Mrs. Mollie J. Martin, wife of J. William Martin, of Alma, died last Friday at the age of seventy-two years. While her health had not been good for some time, she had been confined to her bed for only a week or two. Many friends are shocked as well as grieved to learn of her death. Mrs. Martin was much beloved by all who knew her. She was an earnest Christian, a devoted wife and mother and the kindest of neighbors. For many years she had belonged to the Old School Baptist church…
Mrs. Martin leaves her husband and the following children: Mrs. Alice Monger, of Elkton, Va., Charles Martin, a city official of Newark, O., Mrs. Bertha Sutphin, of Flint Hill, Va., Mrs. Nadie Flippo, of Harrisonburg, Va., Harry E. Martin, a stock dealer and farmer, of Cedarville, Va., William Martin, at home, Ben Martin, who lives at Newark, O., also the home of his brother Charles, Jonah Martin, of Woodlawn, Pa. Mrs. Martin was a daughter of the late Russell Jenkins, of Alma. She was a sister of Mrs. Wesley Aleshire, of Stanley.
A very large crowd attended the funeral which was held from the home at 3 p.m., on Sunday, with interment in the cemetery at Alma, Eld. R.H. Pittman, her pastor, who had charge of the services…
MRS. ESTHA VIRGINIA MAUCK
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 9 Aug 1927
DEATH OF PAGE LADY, EAST OF THE RIDGE
Mrs. Estha Virginia Mauck, of Bristow, Prince William county, Virginia, wife of Joseph L. Mauck, and daughter of J.B. Stoneberger, of near Long, this county died at the Warrenton hospital on the morning of July 8, aged 28 years and 9 days...
Mrs. Mauck is survived by her husband and five children- Annie Rebecca, age 10, Melvin Lester, age 8, Lillian Virginia, age 7, Edith Marie, age 5, Weldon Walter, age 2. She also leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Stoneberger and four brothers, John, Grover, Frank and Clyde Stoneberger. She was married to Mr. Mauck in 1916, and located at Bristow immediately after that event. Her husband, who is a son of James I. Mauck, formerly of this county, has been employed in farm work in Prince William ever since his marriage...
The funeral which was held at the Brethren church to which the deceased belonged was conducted by Eld. J.N. Kline. She was buried at Valley View church, near Nokesville, it being her desire to rest in the soil of her adopted county...
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 Feb 1923
Benjamin May, a highly respected citizen residing between Shenandoah and Comertown, died on Sunday, aged about seventy-five years, his funeral being conducted by Rev. John Oliver on Tuesday and his remains being buried in the U.B. cemetery at Shenandoah. Mr. May lost his wife about a year ago. He was the father of a large family of children including Adam, Joseph, Emerell, William and Charles May, Mrs. Lester Comer, Mrs. Ernest Foltz, of this vicinity, and Mrs. Turner, of Martinsburg.
MRS. BENJAMIN MAY
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Mar 1922
DEATH OF MRS. MAY
Mrs. Benjamin May, living one mile east of Shenandoah, died on Monday of this week. Death was due to heart trouble brought on by an attack of acute indigestion. The deceased was 67 years, 8? Or 5? Months and 30 days old, and is survived by her husband and the following children: John, Charles, Joseph, William, Emory and Addison May, the daughters being Mrs. Lettie Comer, Mrs. Ernest Foltz and Mrs. Charles Turner, the latter of Warren county. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ruppenthall, of the United Brethren church of which he had long been a member.
Page News & Courier, Friday 31 Aug 1923
Daniel May, a highly respected old citizen, residing near Ingham, died on Wednesday after being in feeble health for a long time. He was seventy four years of age. Both Mr. May and widow were natives of Shenandoah county. Mrs. May having been Miss Sarah Frances Brown, daughter of George W. Brown. The couple about thirty years ago moved to near Ingham where Mr. May bought a place. He is survived by one son, W.O. May, of Grove Hill, who is known as a grower of strawberries and small fruits. The deceased has one living brother, William May, who resides in the West, and two living sisters, Miss Ella May, of Timberville, Va., and Mrs. Katie Kirby. Mr. May was a member of the Lutheran church. His funeral will take place at 11 a.m. today (Friday) at the Grove Hill U.B. Church where the remains will be interred. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. A.L. Bolick.
MRS. HATTIE MAY
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 10 May 1927
DEATH AT SHENANDOAH
Mrs. Hattie May, aged 48, wife of H.A. May, of Shenandoah, this county died on last Thursday after several week's illness... formerly a Miss Good, being a sister of Samuel and Grant Good and Mrs. Samuel Comer, of Shenandoah Iron Works district. Besides her husband she leaves the following sons and daughters: John, Lewis, Carvell, Leon, Lilly and Iva Good, and Mrs. Clyde Short, all of Shenandoah City and vicinity. The funeral which took place at the Comer church at 2 p.m., Saturday was conducted by Rev. John Henderson.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 19 Jan 1932
DEATH OF YOUTH NEAR STANLEY
MRS. SARAH MAYES
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 26 Aug 1930
DEATH OF MRS. SARAH MAYES
Mrs. Sarah Mayes, aged seventy-seven years, widow of the late James E. Mayes, of Stanley, died at 8 a.m., on Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lee Wilson, at Stanley, where she had been seriously ill for some time. Her health had been failing for several years and her condition had been critical during preceding attacks from which she had partially recovered. Subject to high blood pressure, she developed pneumonia a few days before the end.
Mrs. Mayes was a daughter of the late Noah Painter, of Stanley and was a sister of Charles W. Painter of Mud Pike near Luray and a half sister of Mrs. Isaac Turner of Stanley, I.N. Painter of Stephens City, and Ambrose Painter, of Baltimore… Mrs. Mayes leaves the following children: Amos Mayes, Ernest Mayes, Mrs. Archie Painter, Mrs. Lee Wilson, and Mrs. Henry Good, all of Stanley. One daughter, Mrs. William Duncan is dead. Mrs. Mayes had been a member of the Old School Baptist church for many years… Her funeral took place from the home yesterday afternoon… with interment in the Mayes graveyard.
WILLIAM H. MAYES
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 9 Apr 1929
DEATH OF WILLIAM H. MAYES
William H. Mayes, who one month ago moved from his farm on Mill Creek to the home of his son, Lester F. Mayes in West Luray, died at 12:20 p.m. on Friday from pneumonia, aged 73 years. His last birthday was August 15th, 1928.
Just four weeks before the end Mr. Mayes reluctantly gave up his farm on Mill Creek and came to his son’s home in Luray, where he and his companion undertook to care for his grandsons, left motherless by the deceased of Mrs. Lester Mayes. On Sunday preceding his death, Mr. Mayes was taken with a chill while a member of a family party at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William D. Sours of Mill Creek. He was taken to his home at Luray, where pleurisy developed followed by pneumonia…
Mr. Mayes is survived by a widow who was Miss Viola Dadisman, daughter of Wesley Dadisman, deceased of this county. Their surviving children are: Lester F. Mayes, of Luray, W.W. Mayes, of Silver Springs, Md., Samuel A. Mayes, of Hagerstown, Md., Fred H. Mayes, of Richmond, Mrs. Frank Foster and Mrs. Flora Perkins, of Nokesville, Prince William county, Va. and Mrs. William D. Sours, of Luray. One son, George C. Mayes, who was a merchant at Kimball, this county, died some years ago. Mr. Mayes’ birthplace was near Stanley. He was a son of Frank Mayes and a nephew of the late Supervisor and Commissioner of Revenue, H. Morgan Mayes. There are surviving him two sisters, Mrs. C.W. Painter, of near Luray and Mrs. Annie Hopkins, of Philadelphia, and three brothers, F.L. Mayes, of Luray, Elbert Mayes, of Stanley and Samuel H. Mayes, of Shenandoah, this county.
… The Mayes farm was located on Mill Creek about two miles from Luray had been his home for the last thirty seven years and was tilled by him with skill and constantly improved under his attention…
The funeral was held from the Leaksville Christian church on Sunday conducted by Eld. R.D. Hottel of New Market and Rev. A.W. Andes with interment in the Leaksville cemetery…
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 17 Dec 1929
ANOTHER OLD CONFEDERATE IS GONE
William McAllister, of Ingham, aged eighty-nine years, one of the few remaining veterans of the civil war in this county, died at 7 a.m. on Saturday at his home near Ingham. He had long been feeble on account of the effects of old age and for several months he had been helpless.
Mr. McAllister owned and operated a farm near Ingham for a year many years... His civil war record was a gallant one...
The following children survive Mr. McAllister: Robert, William and Misses Jennie and Mittie McAllister and Mrs. Mary Kite, of Ingham, David McAllister, of Shenandoah, and James McAllister, of Comertown. Mr. McAllister, of Comertown. His deceased wife was Miss Love Comer, a sister of Presley Comer and Mrs. Frank Strole, deceased. He was a native of the Ingham section. Of his brothers and sisters, only one, Mrs. W. Chrisley Hilliards, survives.
Rev. M.A. Ashby, of Boonesboro, Md., an old friend of the deceased conducted his funeral from the home yesterday with interment in the family graveyard.
MRS. VIOLET McALLISTER
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Aug 1921
DEATH OF MRS. McALLISTER
Mrs. Violet McAllister, wife of Thomas McAllister, of Comertown, near Shenandoah, this county, died suddenly on Monday, aged thirty-seven years. She leaves a husband, three sons and six daughters, nearly all small, the youngest having been born three weeks before her death. On the day she died she was about as usual and eat breakfast, dying a few hours later before a doctor could reach her. Mrs. McAllister is survived by her mother, Mrs. Thomas Price, of near Shenandoah and three sisters, Mrs. James McAllister and Miss Laura Price, of near Shenandoah and Mrs. William Nipple, of Charles Town, W.Va. She was a member of the Christian church and highly esteemed. The funeral which took place at the Comer church was conducted by Rev. M.A. Ashby.
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Apr 1922
DEATH OF ACRE McCOY
Acre McCoy, a respected, thrifty and industrious old citizen, living in Honey Run Hollow, three miles from Honeyville, died last Friday morning after a long illness. He was seventy-two years of age. A widow and a large number of children survive him. The funeral which was held at the residence at 11 a.m., on Sunday was conducted by Elder Frank Comer of the Pentecostal Holiness denomination of which the deceased was a member, the remains being buried in the family graveyard nearby.
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Jun 1923
Freeman McCoy, aged three years son of Elby McCoy, of near Stanley died on Sunday, the funeral on the following day being conducted by Eld. Frank Comer and the remains being interred in the family graveyard.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 30 Mar 1926
CONFEDERATE VETERAN, AGE 88, ANSWERS LAST ROLL CALL
James McCoy, an industrious and honorable Confederate veteran, who resided with his son John W. McCoy in the Basin or Booton Hollow, near Stanley, died at 1:30 p.m., on Sunday, age 88 years, 10 months, and 18 days. Mr. McCoy in spite of his great age was in fairly good health until he began to fail rapidly a few months ago.
The deceased followed farming and wagoning until old age came upon him. He leaves a widow and the following children: Mrs. James Cubbage, Mrs. William Lucas, Mrs. Elby McCoy, Mrs. Odus Cubbage, Mrs. Charles Good, Mrs. David Lucas, William McCoy and John W. McCoy. All of the children lived in the same neighborhood as their father.
The funeral took place from Cubbage school house at 2 p.m., yesterday evening, Eld. Ausby Cubbage and Eld. F.P. Comer conducting the services. Burial at the Cubbage graveyard.
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Nov 1930
VETERAN SECTION MAN DIES AT SHENANDOAH
Shenandoah, Va., Nov. 13-
Albert McDorman, for forty-eight years in the service of the N. & W. railroad and who was retired in August, 1927, on a pension of $39.50 a month, died here on Wednesday, aged 73 years, 4 months and 28 days. He was buried in the U.B. cemetery on Friday morning. His wife was formerly a Miss Smith, a sister of George Smith, of this section. He leaves one son, Stewart.
Mr. McDorman was born in Highland county, Va. He entered the service of the Shenandoah Valley railroad in 1879 or 1880, when the road was being graded about two miles north of Shenandoah. In those days he worked for 90 cents to $1.00 a day, and for a day's work was counted nothing lesss than 10 hours. These facts are taken from a signed statement at the time of his retirement and on file at the N. & W. offices at Shenandoah. After helping to grade the work into Shennadoah and laying the ties and steel,. he went to work as laborer on the Ingham section. He was then transferred to the Shenandoaj section where he worked until he retired...
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 May 1930
James Meadows, aged 78 years passed away last evening after an illness of several months. Interment was in the Samuels graveyard on Saturday. He is survived by one son and two daughters.
JAMES DELON MEADOWS
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Dec 1926
James Delon Meadows, son of Mrs. Bettie Meadows died at the Harrisonburg hospital, Wednesdaym Nov. 24, 1926. He wnt to Shenandoahn Tuesday with his brother and was taken desperately ill... Services were conducted by Rev. G.D. Cave in Jollett Chirch. His bodu was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby. He was only 31 years old... His five brothers attended the funeral, only two of his sisters could be with the mother at this time.
MRS. JAMES MEADOWS
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Jul 1926
Mrs. James Meadows, nee Dean, died Wednesday, July 14th, 1926 at 7 p.m. Mrs. Meadows was 68 years old and had been a strong, vigorous woman until the last years of her life. She was the mother of eleven children, eight of whom passed away in infancy. The three surviving children ministered to her in her last illness... Mr. Kiracofe, the Methodist pastor, conducted the funeral in the Jollett church and the body was laid to rest in a family burying ground Friday 16th.
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Dec 1926
Mrs. Jeff Meadows passed away quietly and peacefully Sunday at 11 p.m.... She had no children of her own, but several boys have lived in her home and received her motherly care. The funeral was held Tuesday in the Methodist church.
MRS. JOHN MEADOWS
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Jan 1927
Jollett, Dec. 30- Mrs. John Meadows, nee Bailey, was laid to rest Sunday, Dec. 26, 1926 in the Jollett cemetery. The funeral services were conducted in the Methodist church, by Rev. G.A. Cave...
MISS SUSAN MEADOWS
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Mar 1930
Miss Susan Meadows aged 83, died at her home near Jolletts, at 1 a.m., yesterday. She was a daughter of Mitchell Meadows, who was killed in the Civil War. The funeral will be held at her home today at 11 a.m. Interment in the Samuels Cemetery.
MRS. ELIZA A. MERICA
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Jan 1923
DEATH OF MRS. G.S. MERICA
Mrs. Eliza A. Merica, aged 82 years, 11 months and 24 days, wife of George S. Merica, died December 20, 1922 at her husband's home at Furnace No. 2, on Naked Creek in Page county. She had been in bad health for a long time. She was a daughter of William Monger, deceased, of near Elkton. The funeral took place in Elkton cemetery on Friday, December 22, 1922. She was a member of the Methodist church at Furnace for fifty-eight years.
MRS. ANGELINE MIDDLETON
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 15 May 1923
DEATH OF MRS. MIDDLETON
Mrs. Angeline Middleton, widow of the late J.J. Middleton, died at seven o'clock Thursday evening at the home of her son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. James P. Ellis, of Luray, with whom she resided. Mrs. Middleton, who was 83 years, 10 months and 25 days of age at her death, had been practically confined to the house for the past three years and had been feeble since breaking her hip by a fall five years ago. Her husband died thirty years ago. She leaves the following children: Mrs. James P. Ellis, Mrs. Will Kline, William H. Middleton, A.J. Middleton and I. Frank Middleton, all of Luray. She was a sister of the late Philip Miller, of Culpeper county, who died several months ago aged up in the nineties. Mrs. Middleton was the last of this generation of children. Her early home was near Ida, this county, and all of her days were spent in Page county. She was a member of the Brethren church from early womanhood...
The funeral of Mrs. Middleton took place on Saturday from the Luray Brethren church, Eld. D.N. Spitler conducting the services. The remains were buried in the Thomas E. Miller graveyard near Ida.
MRS. FANNIE MIDDLETON
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 20 Dec 1927
DEATH OF MRS. FANNIE MIDDLETON
Mrs. Fannie Middleton, aged sixty-two years, a former resident of Luray, who has been residing at Lynchburg, Va., for the last twelve years died at 4 a.m., on Saturday in a hospital in Lynchburg. Her condition following an operation for gallstones was regarded as favorable until a few days before her deceased. Her body was brought to Luray Sunday for burial the following day.
Mrs. Middleton, who lived in Luray for many years, leaves two sisters, Mrs. J.W. Lichliter, of Luray, and Mrs. George Higgs, of Leaksville, and one brother, John Middleton, of Garrett, Pa. Her surviving children are Herbert Middleton, superintendent of an ice factory at Columbia, S.C. and Virgil Middleton and Mrs. John S. Hackwort, formerly Miss Mabel Middleton, who is forelady in an overall factory and has always had apartments with her mother. The latter leased a large three story apartment building on location in Lynchburg and by subletting portions of this and applying herself industriously to other matters lived very comfortably. She led an active life till a few weeks ago. Her son-in-law, Mr. Hackworth, is shipping clerk in a Lynchburg department store… The deceased joined Main Street Baptist church at Luray many years ago. All of the children were at the funeral which was held at the Lichliter home on Monday. Rev. C.A. Hall conducting the service.
MRS. BETTIE A. MILLER
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Dec 1924
SUDDEN DEATH IN EAST LURAY
Mrs. Bettie A. Miller, for many years a resident of East Main street Luray, died suddenly at six o’clock Tuesday evening. While a physician had advised her to keep her bed for the day on account of a slight indisposition her deceased was entirely unexpected. Suddenly while conversing with those about her bedside she collapsed dying almost instantly before her children could reach her bedside. She had been a partial invalid for five or six years on account of an affliction attacking her limbs but was usually able to go about her home and to visit her near neighbors. She was in her seventy-first year.
Mrs. Miller was one of the eleven children of the late Capt. Henry F. Bradley, of this county, of whom only two survive, John D. Bradley, of Spring Farm, near Luray, and Mrs. Ella Rickard, widow of the late W.A. Rickard, of Hamburg, now residing with her brother. About thirty-five years ago she became the wife of Cyrus T. Miller, a Pennsylvanian who came to this county as a buyer of spoke timber. They resided in Page for some time after their marriage, afterwards locating at Basic, Va., where Mr. Miller died of appendicitis about twenty years ago. Soon after becoming a widow Mrs. Miller bought a home in East Luray where she has lived nearly ever since. She is survived by one son, Frank Miller, salesman in Morrison’s Furniture Store, Luray, and by two daughters, Mrs. Herbert Hammer, of this place, and Mrs. Mamie Smith, of Blacksburg, Va… Mrs. Miller had been a member of Main Street Baptist church for many years and was an humble and devout Christian… Her funeral was conducted by her pastor, Rev. Charles A. Hall, the interment taking place beside her husband in Green Hill Cemetery.
JOHN THOMAS MILLER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 4 Mar 1930
JOHN THOMAS MILLER DIES AT ELKTON
John Thos. Miller, aged 77, died at his home near Elkton on Saturday March 1st. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.A.J. Miller of Luray, and was born and reared here.
Besides his widow Annie F. Miller, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. John Apperson, of Shenandoah City and Mrs. L.E. Davis, of Elkton; four sons, Lawrence, Irvin, Eugene and John; and 11 grandchildren. He also leaves two brothers, W.M. Miller and Charles Miller, and one sister, Mrs. R.W. Young, of Luray.
Funeral services were held on Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the home conducted by the Rev. Mr. Rhodes.
Mr. Miller lived at Luray until about twenty-five years ago. He was a carpenter and farmer, highly respected and kindly remembered here…
MISS FANNIE MILLER
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Jan 1922
SUDDEN DEATH OF MISS FANNIE MILLER
Miss Fannie Miller died suddenly on Wednesday morning of this week about seven o'clock at the home of her sister, Mrs. Emma Cullers, near Sandy Hook, this county, three miles north of Luray. She had been in her usual health for sometime, though complained of a light headache upon retiring Tuesday night. The first intimation of her illness was when she called Mrs. Cullers on Wednesday morning, telling her that she was suffering from a severe choking sensation. A physician was hurriedly summoned though she expired before the latter arrived, it is believed her death resulting from heart disease. For a long time she had been living with Mrs. Cullers... She had been a member of the Methodist church for many years, holding her membership with the Fletcher's Chapel congregation. The deceased was a daughter of the late Isaac Miller, of this county, and was born near Leaksville, five miles southwest of Luray, about sixty nine years ago. Her surviving brothers and sisters are Mrs. Cullers, at Sandy Hook; Mrs. George P. Traister and Mrs. G. William Murray, of Herrington, Kansas, her brothers being, John M. Miller, a mile north of Luray; Joseph S. Miller, of this place, Barney and Isaac Miller, of California, and Thomas Miller, of Ohio. The burial took place on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Miller graveyard near Sandy hook, the services being conducted by Rev. E.B. Cook, of Rileyville, pastor of Fletcher's Chapel church.
MRS. SARAH MILLER
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Mar 1926
DEATH OF MRS. SARAH MILLER
Mrs. Sarah Miller, widow of John Miller, who has been an invalid at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Sours, near Valleyburg, for a number of years died on Thursday. She has been helpless in body and mind for a long time, and recently has been bedfast.
Mrs. Miller was a Miss Pettit, of near Stanley, and is survived by two brothers, Charles and William Pettit of Ohio. Her husband has been dead about twenty years. The surviving children are Mrs. Charles A. Sours, Mrs. Benton Hoak and R.H. Miller, of the Stony Man-Ida section, and Mrs. Dorsey Somers of Culpeper. The deceased was a member of Lutheran church for many years. The funeral will take place at Grace Lutheran church at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday. Burial was in the family graveyard. Mrs. Miller was a most estimable Christian woman.
MRS. DELILAH MILTON
Page News & Courier, Friday 13 AUg 1920
MRS. MILTON DEAD
Mrs. Delilah Milton, age 68, widow of W.R. Milton, died at the Charlottesville hospital on Monday afternoon at two o'clock, and her remains were brought to her home near Shenandoah on Tuesday, the interment taking place in the U.B. cemetery in that place on Wednesday afternoon... She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Philip Ruffner, of Shenandoah; Benjamin F., Shenandoah; E.W. and Harry Milton, at Grove Hill; J.F. Milton and Mrs. G.R. Dovel, at Gordonsville, Va.; Mrs. W.E. Bumgardner, of Shenandoah; Mrs. G.M. Hoover and Miss Annie Milton, at Grove Hill, all of the children, along with many relatives and friends, being in attendance upon the funeral, which was one of the largest that has ever been seen in Shenandoah. Mrs. Milton is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Driscoll, of Roanoke; Mrs. Bettie Barton, of Grove Hill, and Mrs. Fielding Kite, of the same place... The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Rau, of the United Brethren church, of Shenandoah.
MRS. PHILLIE S. MITCHELL
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 3 Apr 1928
DEATH OF MRS. A.J. MITCHELL
Mrs. Phillie S. Mitchell, wife of A.J. Mitchell, died at her home on West Main Street at 5 a.m., on Friday, aged 72 years, 10 months and 15 days. Mrs. Mitchell’s death followed injuries in an automobile accident on March 10th, when Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell were driving home from church, Mr. Mitchell, who was at the wheel was attempting to avoid another car, which was backing, when his car struck a post. Mrs. Mitchell sustained a cut over her eye which required several stitches to close and was hurt internally. The shock was too severe for her and her condition, serious from the first, gradually grew worse. Miss Abbott was called in to nurse her and her three surviving sons, Mervin, of McKees Rock, Pa., Cletus, of Gary, W.Va., and Lester of Middletown, O., came two or three days after the accident when the seriousness of her condition became apparent… But a month ago Mrs. Mitchell received the crushing news of the death of her eldest born, Alpheus Mitchell, of McKees Rock. The four already named with her husband compose the surviving family. Two children died in infancy. Mrs. Mitchell though in advancing years had fairly good health till the auto accident.
Mrs. Mitchell was born in Rappahannock county and was left an orphan in infancy. She was raised in the family of Richard Deal, of Bixler’s Ferry, this county. On January 10, 1876, at the home of the officiating minister, Eld. Paul Yates, on Mill Creek, she married, A.J. Mitchell, a native of New Market, whose father, George Mitchell, had located at Hamburg, this county. The couple acquired a home near the Luray Caverns where they lived many years, Mr. Mitchell being an employee of the Deford tannery. Thirty-three years ago they moved to Salem, Va., where he worked in a similar plant till six years ago when he returned to Luray and again took employment with the Deford plant. Mrs. Mitchell has one sister, Mrs. Abe Matthews, of Bentonville, Mrs. Charles Corbin, deceased, of the same section was also a sister.
Mrs. Mitchell was baptized into the membership of the Old School Baptist church in her early married life… Her funeral took place in Mt. Carmel Old School Baptist church at 3 p.m., Saturday, Eld. John B. Jenkins conducting the services assisted by Eld. R.H. Pittman, with interment in Green Hill cemetery…
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 May 1927
DEATH AT GROVE HILL
M.V.B. Morris, a highly respected citizen of the Grove Hill neighborhood in Shenandoah Iron Works District, died at his home on Saturday night at the age of eighty-three years. He had been blind for a year or more and for the last six months had been very feeble and declining rapidly. Mr. Morris owned a small farm at Grove Hill where he had resided for many years...
MRS. MARY MURRAY
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 May 1930
DEATH OF MRS. GEORGE MURRAY, NATIVE OF RILEYVILLE
Rileyville, Va., May 5- Mrs. Mary Summerville Murray, died at her home in Johnsonburg, Pa., on Friday, April 18th, 1930 at the advanced age of 63 years. Her death was sudden, she having retired on Thursday night in her usual health and was found dead in bed by her husband on the following morning. Mrs. Murray was a daughter of Pendleton Wood, deceased, having been born near Rileyville. In early girlhood she left for Mt. Savage, Md., and made her home with her sister, Mrs. Stephen Porter, until her married to Geo. K. Murray. For a number of years after her marriage she resided at Youngstown, Ohio, at which place her husband owned a jewelry store. For a number of years she has resided at Johnsonburg. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Henry Hill, of Rileyville. She was a member of the Baptist church. Interment was made in Johnsonburg.
MRS. BETTIE NAUMAN
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Sep 1925
MRS. J.M. NAUMAN DEAD
Mrs. Bettie Nauman, aged 73, of near Stanley, wife of J.M. Nauman, who was taken ill two weeks ago when at the home of her son-in-law, Thomas Blosser’s near New Market and was then brought to her home in this county, died of paralysis on Wednesday. She was a sister of the late Peter Painter of John, of Stanley, her sisters and brothers being all dead. She leaves her husband, who is infirm from old age, and the following children, Mrs. Thomas Blosser, of New Market, and Mrs. Ashby Cubbage, Mrs. Ben Pence, James Nauman, and Sonny Nauman, all of Stanley. She was highly respected by her neighbors. The funeral which took place yesterday morning was conducted by Eld. John B. Jenkins, the interment taking place in…
JAMES MADISON “MATT” NAUMAN
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 1 Nov 1927
DEATH OF J.M. NAUMAN
James Madison Nauman, a well known citizen of Stanley, about seventy-five years of age, died suddenly last Friday at the home of his son, Sonnie, near Stanley. Mr., Nauman who had been growing feeble for some time, resided alone at his mountain place on Tanner’s Ridge six miles from Stanley called “Nauman’s Hotel” from its having been constructed for a place for public entertainment. Friday afternoon he came to the home of Sonnie Nauman near Satnley and lay down to rest while supper was being prepared. A little while later when called for supper he did not respond and it was found that his spirit had flown. Probably cause was heart failure.
Mr. Nauman was a thrifty citizen who spent most of his life lumbering and getting out timber in the mountains. He owned considerable Blue Ridge land. His hotel, already referred to was difficult of approach and not a successful venture and was used for a long time as his dwelling. Some time back he had a fall and since then he had to use crutches. On Friday he drove as usual from his lonely mountain home to his son’s.
Mr. Nauman leaves one brother, Martin Nauman, in this county and another brother, George Nauman, of Ohio. His first wife who died three years ago was Miss Bettie Painter, sister of the late Peter Painter. By this union the following children survive: Mrs. Ada Pence, Mrs. Ashby Cubbage, Mrs. James Nauman, Sonnie Nauman, and Mrs. Thomas Blosser. A son, Edward Nauman was killed about thirty years ago.
“Matt” Nauman as he was usually called was an industrious and inoffensive citizen. His funeral was held at Leak’s Chapel Sunday afternoon, with burial in the Nauman graveyard.
MRS. RACHEL E. NAUMAN
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 14 Oct 1930
MRS. NAUMAN DIES AT GREELY, COLORADO
A few weeks ago this paper was notified by the Postmaster at Greeley, Colorado, that D.H. Nauman, a subscriber at that place was dead and the paper to his address remained uncalled for in the post office. This was stated in the News and Courier at the time. From Mr. Nauman's wife we are in receipt o the following letter stating the facts:
"I am writing you in regard to an articel in your paper which I have just received, reporting the death of my husband, D.H. Nauman, of Greeley, Colo. I am happy to day that he is very much alive...
"In stead of it being my husband it was my dear mother, Mrs. Rachel E. Nauman, widow of John Perry Nauman, formerly of Page Co., Va. ... My father moved from your county to Mound City, Mo., where he met and married Rachel Ann Flinn, my mother. She had been growing weaker even since father passed on June 27, 1904 (or 1924?)... She was seventy-six years old, Dec. 31, 1929. I am J.P. Nauman' s second daughter- Mrs. D.H. Nauman, 223 10th Ave., Greeley, Colo."
MRS. REBECCA NAUMAN
Page News & Courier, Friday 7 Mar 1930
DEATH OF MRS. NAUMAN AT STANLEY
Mrs. Rebecca Nauman, wife of Martin Nauman, died at her home at Stanley, at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday after three weeks’ illness with heart trouble. While she was treated at the hospital some time ago, she was fairly well until her last illness. She would have been seventy-three years old had she lived till next Wednesday.
Mrs. Nauman was the last survivor of the children of Isaac Grove, deceased, of Leaksville, and was an aunt of Everett Grove, near Luray. She leaves the following children: Amos and Vernon Nauman, N. & W. engineers at Shenandoah, this county, Clarence Nauman, at home, Mrs. John W. Phillips, of Shenandoah and Mrs. Daisy Case, of Stanley. She is also survived by her husband. Every one who knew Mrs. Nauman held her in high esteem. She was a member of the Stanley Baptist church from which her funeral will be held at 2 p.m., tomorrow, (Saturday), her pastor, Rev. C.L. Eubank, in charge.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 10 Nov 1925
FORMER RESIDENT DIES
Charles Nichols died at his home at Indian Fort, W.Va., Saturday, October 31. He was at one time an employee (of) The Page Milling Company and left here about thirty years ago for West Virginia, where he made his home. At the time of his death he was employed by an oil well firm and two wells were located on his property.
He was a son of William Nichols and his survived by his wife, who was Miss Sally Laconia, daughter of James Laconia, of Luray, and sister of Mrs. David Comer, formerly of Luray, now living at Bayard, Va. Eleven children survive him. He was here on a visit in November, 1924. He became a member of the Baptist church about twenty-five years ago and has been a consistent church worker since that time. The funeral took place at his home on the Sunday following his death.
MISS FLORENCE MAY NICHOLS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 10 Jun 1923
YOUNG LADY’S DEATH
Miss Florence May Nichols, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mann Nichols, died at 11 a.m., on Sunday at the home of her parents near Ida, this county, after a long illness with tuberculosis. The deceased who was 21 years, 8 months and 10 days of age was a highly esteemed young woman and a member of the Morning Star Lutheran church. She is survived by the stricken parents and a number of brothers and sisters. The funeral was held from her late home at 3 p.m., on Monday, Rev. C.I. Morgan in charge and her remains were laid to rest in the family graveyard.
GEORGE W. NICHOLS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Feb 1925
GEORGE W. NICHOLS DIES IN NEBRASKA
George W. Nichols, sixty one years of age, who lived near Mauck, this county until two years ago, died on last Thursday at Hutchinson, Kansas, where he had lived with his brother, William Nichols, a railroad engineer. The interment took place at Hutchinson last Saturday. The deceased had been crippled with rheumatism for eleven years and was a great sufferer. He was never married and lived near Mauck... He was a thrifty man and had a comfortable home which he sold to Leonard Nichols on leaving the county to live with his brother in Nebraska... An estate worth several thousand dollars is left by Mr. Nichols... He leaves three brothers, viz.; William, of Hutchinson, Kansas; Robert, of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., and Joseph, of Lanham, Md. William Nichols has been located in the West for about thirty years, having married in that part of the country.
MRS. ISABEL NICHOLS
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Jan 1921
DEATH OF MRS. ISABEL NICHOLS
Mrs. Isabel Nichols, widow of George W. Nichols, deceased of this county, who until eight months ago resided with her son, George W. Nichols, near Marksville, died January 7th, at Hutchinson, Kansas. The deceased was a daughter of Nicholson Houser, deceased of Stony Man, this county. The facts of her death are this given in a Hutchinson, Kan., paper: “Mrs. Isabel Nichols passed away at the home of her son, William L. Nichols, 203 Avenue B. West, last evening at 6:30 after a short period of illness. Just eight months before her son had gone to Virginia and brought his mother from there to live with him in this city. She was born in Page county, Va., Feb. 12, 1836, and was nearly 85 years of age when she died. She was a member of the Christian church. Four sons survive her: William L., of Hutchinson, Robert L., of Shenandoah, W.Va., and George W. and Joseph, of Stanley, Va. Funeral services will be from the Frisen funeral chapel Saturday morning at 10:30 with Rev. Harvey Baker Smith in charge. Interment will be made at the Eastside cemetery.”
JAMES P. NICHOLS
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Nov 1921
DEATH OF JAMES P. NICHOLS
James P. Nichols died at the Western State Hospital in Staunton about a week ago. He had been in that institution about a year. When taken to Staunton Mr. Nichols resided on J.J. Heiston’s farm on the Blue Ridge near Kimball. He is survived by a widow and one son by his last marriage. He is also survived by several children from a former marriage. A number of years ago Mr. Nichols lived in the Vaughn Summit neighborhood, at that time being the owner of considerable real estate and other valuable property. Much of his life was devoted to getting out bark in the Blue Ridge and Massanutton mountains… He was at home in the very heart of the most rugged parts of the mountains. In his younger days he was accounted a man who could endure more hard work than any one then living in the county. With all his rugged nature his heart was tender and his loyalty to friends unwavering. He was about sixty years of age. The deceased was born in Madison county and is survived by several brothers.
MRS. LONIE NICHOLS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 31 Aug 1926
BURIED NEAR COMPTON
Mrs. Lonie Nichols, wife of John Nichols, of Gordonsville, formerly of Page was brought to Compton yesterday for burial. Mrs. Nichols was a daughter of Aptil Rrichard and wife, of Gordonsville, and a sister of Mrs. Clevey Jenkins and Hubert, Isaac and Willie Rickard, also, of Gordonsville, formerly of Page. Mrs. Nichols' death leaves a baby three weeks old and four other children. Her age was about forty-two years.
LUTHER NICHOLS & GEORGE DODSON
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 19 Dec 1926
FOUND FROZEN IN THE HAZEL TOP
Luther Nichols, of the Hazel Top, a section of the Blue Ridge in Madison county, East of Luray, was found dead in the mountain one of the cold mornings of last week, his death evidently due to freezing. Nichols was about thirty-five years old and married and had three children. He was a brother of Jim and Acre Nichols, of Madison county, the latter till recently of Luray.
The death of Nichols recalls that of George Dodson who was found frozen to death near a still in the Hazel Top about six years ago. Nichols was a healthy man and it is not believed that his death could have been due to disease.
MRS. SUSAN MARGARET NICHOLS
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Nov 1929
MRS. SYLVESTER NICHOLS DEAD
Mrs. Susan Margaret Nichols, wife of Sylvester Nichols, died on Tuesday at the home of her son, Anderson Nichols, on the Mrs. Alice Huffman place, South of Luray, where the two old people have been residing for sometime. Mrs. Nichols who was seventy-two years old, had been in failing health for three years. She suffered from Bright's disease and diabetes, and had been bedfast for a number of weeks... She leaves one son, Anderson Nichols. She was a daughter of Frank McFarland, deceased, of Rappahannock county. One brother in Rappahannock county and two brothers in W. Virginia survives her. Mr. and Mrs. Nichols moved to this county from East of the Ridge about twenty years ago, and lived on a number of arms in the Valley which Mr. Nichols operated for the owners. Mrs. Nichols was an estimable member of the Methodist church. She was buried at Beahm's Chapel, Eld. Walter Strickler conducting the services.
WILLIAM D. NICHOLS
Page News & Courier, Friday 16 Mar 1928
WILLIAM D. NICHOLS
William D. Nichols, age 62 years, who has been in failing health for a year from dropsy and heart trouble, and unable to work for a month before his deceased, died at his home near Morning Star at 1:30 a.m., on Sunday. After being in bed for a week, he went out on the porch Saturday morning. Pneumonia developed during the day and he died in a few hours.
Mr. Nichols was a son of the late Albert Nichols, of Mauck, and was a brother of the late John and Turn Nichols, also of Mauck. He has one living sister, Mrs. Isaac Hammers, of Elkton. Surviving him are a widow, who was Miss Annie Williams, sister of W.E. Williams, of Printz Mill, E.H. Williams, of Shenandoah and Ed Williams, of Charleroi, Pa. He has one surviving son, Ralph, who lives with the mother. One daughter, Mrs. Titus Miller and one three-year old son, Roy Nichols, are dead. The deceased belonged to Antioch Christian church and was an upright and highly respected citizen. He lived on his small place near Morning Star. A number of years ago he resided for a while in Prince William county, Va., and Allisonia, Pa.
The funeral was held at Morning Star church at 2 p.m., Monday with interment in the church cemetery.
The widow and son, Ralph, will sell their personal property at 1 p.m., on Wednesday, March 21st, and will move to Luray right after the sale having rented one of J.O. Bailey’s bungalos on the boom.
MRS. VANCOUVER NICHOLS
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Nov 1921
DEATH OF MRS. VANCOUVER NICHOLS
Mrs. Vancouver Nichols, formerly of Nethers, Madison county, died at the home of her son in law, John Dodson, near Rileyville, on Wednesday, aged seventy-nine years. She had been feeble for some time her end being hastened by a fall sustained a month or two ago. Her husband Vancouver Nichols, of Nethers, Va., died a good many years ago. After his death she continued to reside in Madison county having come to Page some time during the summer. She leaves the following children: Mrs. Cullen Finter, of near Luray, Mrs. Mitt Dodson and Mrs. John Dodson, of Rileyville, and Ease Nichols, of Nethers. Mrs. Nichols belonged to the Regular Baptist church. Her body was taken to Nethers for interment the funeral having been conducted by Elder Warren Corbin yesterday.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 Mar 1926
DEATHS OF NETHERS PEOPLE
Enoch Nicholson, formerly of Nethers, Madison county, about fifteen miles East of Luray, just over the Page line, died of pneumonia, on last Wednesday at Spring Gap, Md., where he was a foreman in an orchard. His wife and four children came to Nethers with his body and will reside for the present with Mrs. Nicholson's father, Jas. R. Nicholson. The deceased was about twenty-five years old.
JAMES POLK NICHOLSON
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 8 Jul 1930
James Polk Nicholson, aged 84, an Old Confederate soldier, of near Nethers, Madison county, in Nicholson Hollow, died on July 2d from the effects of old age. He was married three times and died a widower. He lived with his son James R. Nicholson, Walker Nicholson, who lives in Page county, near the Pinnacle, is another son of the deceased. Mr. Nicholson belonged to the Regular Baptist church. His funeral was conducted by Elders Warren Corbin and Hoard Berry, of that denomination.
MRS. REE NICHOLSON
Page News & Courier, 6 Mar 1926
DEATHS OF NETHERS PEOPLE
Mrs. Ree Nicholson, aged about twenty, wife of Clarence Nicholson of Nethers, died of pneumonia on Sunday. She was a daughter of Ras Nicholson. Her husband is critically ill with tuberculosis. They have two very small children.
Page News & Courier, 6 Mar 1926
DEATHS OF NETHERS PEOPLE
Stanley Nicholson, fifteen year old son of J.E. Nicholson, a former Madison county citizen, was instantly killed week before last on the Valley Pike near Winchester. Nicholson and his son Stanley with Dewey Nicholson, Bud Gough and Walter Fincham, all of them employed by an orchard company West of Winchester, were parties to a disastrous auto ride. The boy was killed and the men who got on a drunk landed in the Martinsburg jail. The boy who was sober was delegated to hurry in the Ford car to Winchester and bring his mother with some money to pay his father's fine. The youth had never been allowed to drive a car before. On the way to Winchester to avoid striking a telephone pole he steered sharply to the left was upset and thrown out. At the same instant a car driven by Clarence Miller, of Berkeley county driven in the opposite direction, collided with the overturned car. It is not known whether Miller's car killed young Nicholson or whether the boy's death was due to striking his head when thrown out of his own car. The charges against J..E Nicholson were dismissed after the boy's death. Bud Gough was given 30 days and $115 fine; Walter Fincham 30 days and $155 and Dewey Nicholson $7. A fight was one of the facts of the case featured in connection with the drunken auto ride.
MISS BETTIE OFFENBACKER
Page News & Courier, Friday 9 Sep 1921
Miss Bettie Offenbacker who lived near Alma died Monday morning. She is survived by John Will Offenbacker who lived with her and took care of her and three sisters, Mrs. Geo. W. Good, of Stanley, Mrs. John W. Phillips, of Alma, and Mrs. Adeline Davis, of Pulaski, Oklahoma. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Van Devanter. Interment at Graves Chapel cemetery. She was 81 years, 8 months and 4 days of age.
DR. CHARLES A. OFFENBACKER/OFFENBACHER
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 May 1928
Mrs. J.D. Frazier, daughter of the late 'Squire Offenbacker, of Leaksville, hands us the following account of the death of her cousin, Dr. C.A. Offenbacker, of St. Paris, O., Dr. Offenbacker was a son of Aaron Offenbacker, a native of Page county, Aaron being a brother of Jacob B. Offenbacker, Mrs. Frazier's grandfather. The Ohio paper from which the article is taken says:
"Dr. C.A. Offenbacher, aged 82, a well known physician of the county, died Monday at his home here from complications due to advanced years. He had been in poor health for a long time, but had been confined to his home only a few weeks.
"He was dean of physicians in the county, having practiced for over fifty-seven years. In September 1920 he was honored by a fiftieth anniversary celebration in his profession given by members of the Champaign County Medical Society, of which he had been a member for many years.
"Dr Offenbacker had served as member of the Board of Education and for a number of years held the office of clerk of St. Paris. For a long time he had been secretary of the Evergreen cemetery association...
" As a member of the Methodist church, he was constant in attending worship. For many years he was a member of the St. Paris, I.O.O.F. lodge.
"During his years of practice as a physician, Dr. Offenbacher had experienced the hardships incident to unimproved roads and slow vehicles as well as the modern methods of more convenient travel...
"The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Methodist church, Rev. J.F. McQuay, officiating. The Odd Fellows burial ceremony was read. Interment was made in Evergreen cemetery.
"The following obituary was read at the services:
"Charles Alexander Offenbacher, son of Aaron and Mary Offenbacher was born December 9, 1845, in Jackson Township, Champaign County, Ohio. When quite a small boy the family moved to northwest of St. Paris, Ohio, where he attended school, and later became a school teacher, teaching in Champaign, Miami, and Shelby Counties. While teaching school he became interested in the practice of medicine, becoming a student of Dr. Speece. He entered the Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery, graduating from the college in 1870.
"On August 11, 1870 he was married to Sarah Catherine Smoot, later moving to Sidney, Ohio, where he began the practice of his profession. A short time afterward he moved to Spring Hills, O. During his stay at this place, he enjoyed a large practice and his family of four children were born, three of whom with the wife have preceded him in death..
" On April 3, 1888 he with his family moved to St. Paris, O., where he practiced medicine till his death which occurred on April 2, 1928, 4 p.m., at the age of 82 years, 3 months and 22 days.
" On Feb. 21, 1914 he was united in marriage to Miss Cecelia Keys who with one son, James, of Piqua, O., survive together with 12 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren...
HENRY LEAP OFFENBACKER
Tueasday (MONTH & DAY NEED), 1929
DEATH OF HENRY LEAP OFFENBACKER
Henry Leap Offenbacker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Offenbacker, of Elkton, and grandson of the late Squire J. Frank Offenbacker, of Leaksville, Page county, died of blood poisoning on Wednesday afternoon at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg.
The deceased, who for the last nine years had been a traveling salesman for the Consolidated Gas and Electric Company of Baltimore, recently accepted a position as Valley representative of the Leverling coffee company. His father, Ben Offenbacker, who formerly lived at Leaksville was for years an employee of the Cover Tannery at Elkton, and married Miss Ella Leap of that place. The couple are now conducting an Elkton boarding house.
.... He was 26 years old and a member of the Elkton Methodist church. The funeral was held at Elk Run cemetery, Elkton on Saturday afternoon...
JOHN WILLIAM OFFENBACKER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 May 1930
DEATH OF J.W. OFFENBACKER
John William Offenbacker, a well known citizen of Stanley, died at noon on Friday at the home of his relatives, Mr. and Mrs. B.B. Weast at Stanley. Mr. Offenbacker, who had been complaining six months to some extent had been confined to his bed practically for the last six weeks. He died from a complication of diseases at the age of 74.
Mr. Offenbacker, who never married, lived with his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Offenbacker, until her death nine years ago. His funeral which took place on Sunday at Graves Chapel was conducted by Rev. G.H. Tyler, assisted by Revs. Tucker and Eubank with interment in Evergreen cemetery, Luray.
MRS. FANNIE OWENS
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Jul 1927
DEATH OF MRS. FANNIE OWENS, LAST OF REV. THORNTON TAYLOR FAMILY
Mrs. Fannie Owens, aged eighty years, widow of William Owens, died Tuesday morning at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. I.H. Cave, of Stanley. Paralyzed three months ago at the home of her son, John Owens, at Waynesboro, Va., she never recovered from the attack. Several weeks ago she was brought in a hospital ambulance to the home of her daughter Mrs. Cave. Her death occurred just five days after that of her brother, Edward Taylor, in Washington.
Mrs. Owens and Edward Taylor were the last survivors of the eleven children of Rev. Thornton Taylor, the pioneer Disciples preacher, of Mauck, this county. These children, most of whom reached old age were: William and Daniel of Illinois, James, Absalom, Newton and Charles of Mauck, this county, Edward of Baltimore and Mrs. Barbara Ann Yager, Mrs. Owens, Miss Bettie Taylor and Mrs. Virinda Cave, of Mauck.
The surviving children of Mrs. Owens are: Charles and Clyde, of near Mauck, Edward of CharlesTown, W.Va., John of Waynesboro, Va., Ernest of Staunton, Va., Mrs. H.W. Huffman of Elkins, W.Va., and Mrs. I.H. Cave of Stanley. Mrs. Owens was a member of the Bethlehem Disciples church from tender years and was a woman of marked Christian character…
The funeral which was held at Graves Chapel on Thursday was conducted by Rev. H.J. Dudley, of Luray, pastor of the Bethlehem church with interment at the Chapel. All of the children, we understand, were expected to be present.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 12 Aug 1930
BOY KILLED WHILE HAULING WATER AT MARKSVILLE
A distressing accident happened at two o’clock yesterday afternoon on the Pine Grove road 200 years above the Marksville concrete bridge when Harold Owens, nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Owens, of that vicinity, was fatally injured when a truck upset on him, breaking his neck and crushed his skull…
Little Harold, his brothers, Eldon and Earl Owens, a little sister of the boys, and Louis Whitsell, none of whom was over thirteen years old, were in a light Ford truck hauling water from Wm. Grim’s for the stock when a wheel struck a large rock in the rough road and the truck upset over a bank several feet high. Earl Owen,s age 13, who was driving said the steering gear was loose. Four of the children escaped without injury…
Besides the two brothers named, Harold has four sisters, Geneva, Irene, Iva and Mellie. He is also survived by his parents. His mother was formerly Miss Lucy Jenkins, daughter of Charles Jenkins, of Marksville…
MRS. A.L. PAINTER
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 Feb 1928
DEATH OF MRS. A.L. PAINTER AT HARRISONBURG
Mrs. Nettie Painter, wife of A.L. Painter, of Harrisonburg, formerly of Shenandoah, this county died at Harrisonburg at 10 p.m., Wednesday, aged about 36 years.
Mrs. Painter was the mother of eleven living children. Of these two belong to a set of triplets, about four years old, one of the three having died. Her husband is employed in a Harrisonburg furniture store.
A few years ago the Painters moved from Shenandoah to Hagerstown, then locating in Harrisonburg, Mrs. Painter had been in rather poor health for several years. She was at the hospital for a month recently by had gone to her home a short time before her death. Before marriage she was a Miss Thomas of Shenandoah, her brothers and sisters being John and Clyde Thomas and Mrs. Ralph McDaniel, of that place and a number of others living elsewhere. She was a member of the M.E. church. The interment will be at Shenandoah.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 29 Jan 1929
Alvin Painter, aged 11 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Painter, of Stanley, died on Thursday after five days illness which began with flu. The funeral was held on Sunday. The little fellow leaves one brother and three sisters. His father is a son of the late J.M. Painter and his mother is a daughter of Joseph Good.
MRS. ANNIE PAINTER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 16 Dec 1930
DEATH OF MRS. HIRAM PAINTER
Mrs. Annie Painter, wife of Hiram Painter, tenant on the John A. Roller farm near New Market, and a former resident of Stanley, this county, died of cancer at her home Sunday night at the age of forty nine years. During the last year she has been at the hospital four different times for treatment, but was at her home for three months immediately before the end.
The Painter family moved from Stanley to New Market three or four years ago. Mrs. Painter was a daughter of the late Jacob Knight, of this county, and was a sister of John, Jacob and Charles Knight, Mrs. Beauregard Morris, Mrs. Tom Good and Mrs. Bub Price, of Stanley and vicinity and Isaac Knight of Front Royal, Hiram Painter, her husband is a son of William Painter and a brother of William, Edward and Albert Painter.
Mrs. Painter is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. Everett Stoneberger, of Stanley, Mrs. Clarence Breeden, New Market and Matilda, Virgil, Leila, Virginia, Neva Florence, Agnes Marie, Frances, Robert Lee and AnnaMay Painter, at home. Mrs. Painter was a member of the Methodist church and highly respected.
Funeral at the Stanley Adventist church at 11 a.m., Wednesday.
MRS. ANNIE M. PAINTER
Page News & Courier, Friday 7 Sep 1923
DEATH OF FORMER PAGE LADY
Mrs. Annie M. Painter, wife of I.N. Painter, who moved from Leaksville, this county to near Stephens City, Frederick county, eighteen years ago, died on Sept. 3d at her home at Canterburg, four miles from Stephens City, after only a week’s illness, her deceased being due to heart trouble and asthma. Mrs. Painter was a daughter of the late William Jenkins, of this county, and is survived by one brother, I.N. Jenkins, of near Long and one sister, Mrs. Hiram Dofflemoyer, of Luray. Previous to her last illness her health had been good. Her age was 54 years, 7 months and 11 days. Her husband and four children survive her, the latter being Mrs. Charles Layman, Mrs. McKinley Burcham and Miss Ruby Painter, of Stephens City, and Earl Painter, of Washington, D.C.
The funeral of Mrs. Painter which was attended by I.N. Jenkins, Chas. W. Painter and wife and daughter Mrs. William Huffman, of this county, was held at the U.B. church near the home of the deceased and the remains were laid to rest in the Stephens City cemetery.
Mrs. Painter had many friends in this county where she was highly esteemed. She was a member of the United Brethren church.
BARNEY C. PAINTER
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Sep 1926
FORMER RESIDENT BURIED AT LEAKSVILLE
Barney C. Painter, of Stephens City, Va., a former resident of this county, died at his home on Monday, lacking four days of being fifty-seven years old, and was brought to Leaksville for burial on Wednesday. Mr. Painter had been disabled by rheumatism for more than twenty years... He was a son of Noah Painter, deceased, of Leaksville, and was a resident of this county until about twenty years ago when he bought a small farm near Stephens City, which continued to be his home thereafter.
Mr. Painter leaves a widow, who was Miss Stella Fleming, daughter of the late Pendleton Fleming, of Leaksville. His surviving children are Mrs. W. DeHaven, of near Winchester, Lloyd Painter, of Canterburg, Va., and Paul P. Painter and Misses Nellie E. and May F. Painter, at home. He leaves also three brothers, Ambrose C. Painter, of Edgewood, Md., I.N. Painter, of Stephens City, and Charles W. Painter, of near Luray, and two sisters, Mrs. May Turner and Mrs. Sarah Mayes, both of Stanley. The widow and all of the children, brothers and sisters were present at the funeral. Eld. John B. Jenkins preached the funeral in Fairview Methodist church near Stephens City and also conducted the burial service at the Leaksville cemetery.
... member of the Primitive Baptist church.
Page News & Courier, Friday 20 Dec 1929
FORMER SHENANDOAH MAN KILLED AS TRUCK TURNS OVER
Edward Painter, aged 22, of 305 West Bruce street, Harrisonburg was almost instantly killed at 6:15 Wednesday night when the furniture-laden truck he was driving for J.S. Denton and Sons skidded on the slippery surface of the Valley Pike at Red Banks, just north of Mount Jackson, and over turned.
Painter is a son of A.L. Painter, of Harrisonburg, and a nephew of William Painter, who lives on the boom at Luray. A.L. Painter moved to Harrisonburg from Shenandoah City about six years ago. Young Painter had been in Denton's employ for the past five years.
He was united in marriage three years ago with Miss Bessie Dovel, daughter of W.H. Dove, of New Market. He is survived by his widow and one-year old son, as well as six brothers and four sisters. His mother died some months ago.
The body was taken to the Dove home at New Market following the accident. Funeral services will be held at New Market, probably on Friday.
Paul, Cecil, Ralph, James and Albert Painter, of Harrisonburg, are brothers of the dead youth.
MRS. FLORA PAINTER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 20 Dec 1927, Old Series Vol. 45, pg. 1, col. 1
DEATH OF MRS. JUBE PAINTR
Mrs. Flora Rose Painter, aged 68, wife of Abram (“Jube”) Painter, of the Petefish Pond in the Stanley neighborhood, who came here in [illegible] girlhood from Northern New York with her uncle Benton P. Stebbins, one of the discoverers of the Luray Caverns, died on Friday night. Death was due to spinal meningitis following an attack of pneumonia and[?] pleurisy.
Mrs. Painter is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. Weller Painter, Mrs. John Painter, Arthur Painter and Cornelius Painter, of Stanley, Mrs. Minnie Whittington, Russell, George and Raymond Painter, of Charles Town, W.Va. She has relatives living in New York, but none here, except through marriage. She was a useful woman, highly esteemed in the neighborhood. The funeral which was held at the Adventist church on Monday was conducted by Eld. John B. Jenkins interment in the Painter graveyard.
ELDER GEORGE W. PAINTER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 15 Sep 1925
USEFUL MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL DIES
Elder George W. Painter, for twenty-nine years a minister of the Brethren church, died at his home near the Shenandoah River Light and Power Co. dam, Northwest of Luray, at three o’clock on Friday morning after a long illness lasting for more than a year due to heart trouble and dropsy with other complications. He passed his sixty-sixth birthday in June.
Elder Painter was a man of strong intellect and rugged character. He was not learned by the was a useful, unselfish and consecrated minister of the gospel, who for nearly three decades broke the bread of life to the people without a thought of pecuniary reward. He preached where he was called and where the people wanted the gospel. For years he served the Brethren church at Newport at frequent intervals. That community was his birthplace and his home until he bought his place near Luray. The Newport people loved him like a father. His last appearance among them was a little over a month ago when he attended the Children’s day exercises at the Brethren church, resting on a cot during most of the service.
Eld. Painter was a nephew of the late Peter Painter, of John, of Stanley. In his youth he learned the carpenter trade which he followed throughout his life doing some farming also. He was an expert at barn building in which line of work his services were in great demand.
Mr. Painter leaves one brother, Eld. A.J. Painter, a Seventh Day Adventist minister of Stanley, and one sister, Mrs. Grant Turner, of Shenandoah county. His first wife was Miss Ella Wilson, a sister of James Wilson, of Newport. The following children of this union survive: Mrs. William Hinton, Mrs. Arthur W. Campbell, James Painter and Charles Painter, of Luray, John H. Painter, George Painter and Mrs. Ausby Cubbage, of Newport, W.M. Painter, of Baltimore, and Mrs. R.F. Barham, of Winchester. Mr. Painter’s second wife, who survives him, was Mrs. Tirzah Bradley. There are no children by this union. All of Mr. Painter’s children, as well as his sister and brother were at the funeral and interment which took place at Mt. Zion Brethren church on Saturday morning. By one of the last requests of the deceased his life-long friend, Elder Walter Strickler conducted the funeral. Mr. Strickler paid a deserved tribute to the loyal and upright citizen who has gone before, thirty-eight years a member of the church and twenty-nine a minister…
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Nov 1921
DEATH OF GLENDON PAINTER
On Saturday morning, October 22, 1921 the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bennie F. Painter and claimed for its own their little baby boy.
Glendon Ward Painter aged 2 years and 18 days. Death was due to bronchial pneumonia. Words of comfort were spoken by Eld. R.D. Hottel, of New Market, interment in the Adventist cemetery. Little Glendon leaves to mourn his loss a father, mother and three brothers- Steward, Ralph and Carroll…
HENRY PAINTER (SHOULD BE HUBERT)
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Dec 1930
DEATH OF HENRY PAINTER NEAR STANLEY
Henry Painter, age 69 years, an industrious and highly respected citizen who owned a small farm West of Stanley and spent his entire life in that locality, died at five o’clock Monday evening after only a few hours illness. Mr. Painter’s health was good and he led an active life until the day of his death. On Monday he was cutting firewaood, in the hollow, two hundred yards from his home when he was taken ill. He was able to get to the house and directly after …?… sustained a stroke of paralysis that resulted in his death in a few hours.
Mr. Painter was a son of Joseph Painter, deceased, of Stanley and leaves a half brother, Lewis Painter also of Stanley, and a half sister Mrs. Bessie Fadely, of Charlestown. His wife, who survive shim, is a daughter of the late Adam Seekford and a sister of Jacob R. Seakford . The surviving children are Mrs. Lester Redman, Mrs. George Good, Noah Painter, Grover Painter and Juit Painter, of Stanley, Mrs. Alice Henry, of Harrisonburg and Mrs. Elmer Moyer, of Washington, D.C.
Mr. Painter’s funeral was held in the Stanley Adventist church on Wednesday with Eld. John B. Jenkins in charge and interment at the church…
***In The 19 Dec 1930 Issue of the Page News Jacob Seakford corrected “Henry’s” name to Hubert Painter.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 30 Oct 1923
Death of Child
Irvin, aged eight years, son of John H. Painter, of Newport, and a grandson of Eld. George W. Painter, of near Luray, died yesterday morning after a week’s illness with bronchial pneumonia. He is survived by three sisters and one brother, all older than himself…
JAMES A. PAINTER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 19 Dec 1926
DEATH OF J.A. PAINTER
James A. Painter, 62 years old, who owned a small place near Petefish Pond, died unexpectedly Sunday morning. His death is attributed to heart failure, while he was in an enfeebled condition. He was an industrious man and had led an active life till about a week ago.
His daughter, Mrs. Bud Breeden and family lived with him. His other children are Mrs. Cally Seekford, Fred Painter and single daughter, all of near Petefish Pond. Mr. Painter was a brother of the late Candy Painter. His wife, who was a Miss Price, died years ago.
JOHN H. PAINTER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 Sep 1924
DEATH OF JOHN PAINTER
John H. Painter, 28 years old, a son of Elder and Mrs. A.J. Painter, of Stanley, died at the Harrisonburg hospital last Saturday from appendicitis. He was taken to the hospital on Tuesday, five days after seized with illness, those who accompanied him being B.R. Jenkins, Eld. A.J. Painter and H.L. Redman. The body was brought to his home a short distance west of Stanley on Saturday, the funeral and interment taking place at the Adventist church on Monday, the officiating ministers being Eld. R.D. Hottel and Eld. Smith of New Market. His widow who is a daughter of Abram Painter, of Stanley survives him, with three small children, Ben Painter and Miss Grace Painter, a brother and sister, also survive him. His death came as a shock to the Stanley community where he was well known, his integrity, sobriety and industry making friends of all who knew him…
Many sad circumstances surround the death of this estimable young man. Both his wife and sister had recently been to the hospital for operations and there had been much other sickness in the family… His children, two girls and one boy, are small, ranging in years from five to twelve. All of his family were with him when he passed away. He was a consistent member of the Adventist church of which his father is a minister. Mr. Painter had formerly worked for the N. & W. Railroad but recently had been employed in the neighborhood of his home.
MISS LILLIAN PAINTER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 25 Aug 1925
DEATH OF MISS PAINTER
Miss Lillian Painter, aged 16 years daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Painter, died at the home of her parents about one mile West of Stanley, August 23d at one o’clock after an illness of long duration. The young lady had received hospital treatment recently but without beneficial results. Her funeral was held from her late home today, Tuesday and was conducted by Eld. R.H. Pittman. Interment in the family burying ground near her home. Besides her parents she is survived by a number of brothers and sisters.
MRS. LIZZIE PAINTER (I)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 15 Dec 1925
DEATH OF MRS. LIZZIE PAINTER
Mrs. Lizzie Painter, aged twenty-six years, wife of Oliver Painter, died suddenly on Saturday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Joe Coatney near Alma, Mrs. Painter, who lived with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Beauregard Morris went to her sister’s home at five o’clock Saturday morning and shortly after arriving there fell over in a paroxysm and died almost immediately after being laid on the bed. The cause of her death was probably of an apoplectic nature. She had not been well for several years.
Mrs. Painter, although so young, had been the mother of eight children, all of whom are dead. Her husband’s whereabouts were not known at the time of the funeral. Eld. John B. Jenkins conducted the services in Alma Lutheran church Sunday. Burial at the church.
Mrs. Painter arrived at Mr. Coatney’s home just as he was preparing to take his child to the Harrisonburg hospital.
MRS. OLIVER PAINTER (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Dec 1925
A SAD FUNERAL AND OTHER MATTER
Jacob's Well, Dec. 14- On last Sunday I attended the sad funeral of Mrs. Oliver Painter at Alma Lutheran church, conducted by Eld. Jenkins. She died at Alma at the home of her sister, Mrs. Joseph Coatney... She was the daughter of Beauregard Morris who was the son of Uncle Ned Morris, who left Page county and moved to Kansas in 1885. Mr. Morris was left motherless when a small child and was raised by Mrs. Matilda Pendergast. He is one of the afflicted of our land. The burying expenses of this poor woman now fall on her father and he is not able to pay...
MRS. MARY S. PAINTER
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Mar 1930
DEATH OF MRS. MARY S. PAINTER
Mrs. Mary S. Painter, widow of Jacob Painter, residing with her daughter and only child, Mrs. Amos Good, near Long’s Store, South of Luray, died suddenly at 4 p.m., on Wednesday, aged 75 years and 15 days. She led an active life until the fatal stroke on Wednesday. Mrs. Painter was a daughter of Ellet Jenkins, deceased, of this county. She leaves one sister, Mrs. James Nauman, who lived near her. She will be buried in the family graveyard on the J. Walter Huffman place…
PETER PAINTER (OF JOHN)
Page News & Courier, Friday 13 Oct 1922
DEATH OF PETER PAINTER OF JOHN
Peter Painter, of John, a well-to-do citizen of near Stanley whose name has been synonymous with thrift, shrewdness and square-dealing during a long and useful lifetime, passed away at his home at 1:05 p.m., on Wednesday following another stroke of paralysis sustained the preceding Saturday. Mr. Painter who passed his 82d birthday on the 18th of last April, had enjoyed good health unil a few years ago when he began to fail...
... Beginning life as a poor boy without education or other advantages, he amassed a large estate by thrift and shrewdness, and a few years ago when he divided a large part of his holdings among his children he was the owner of five hundred acres of valuable improved land around Stanley as well as much other property... He did a great deal of good during his long life, and was a benefactor to his church and his neighborhood, not only providing a great deal of employment but being always ready to lend or give to those deserving aid... He was a saw mill man during his most active years making much of his money at this business and investing it in land. Of his shrewdness and originality there are many anecdotes that will linger in the minds of the people for generations.
Mr. Painter leaves one sister, Mrs. Mat Nauman, of Stanley. His first wife who has been dead for many years was Miss Fannie Coffman, sister of Jacob Coffman of Philadelphia and the late J. Harvey Coffman, of Stanley. By the first marriage the following children survive: William, Albert, Luther, Harry and Frank Painter, Mrs. Ida Blosser, Mrs. Jacob Dovel and Mrs. George Bradley, all of near Stanley. The second and surviving wife of Mr. Painter was Miss Jennie Blosser, of Stanley. Four children by this union survive: Elsie, Neva, Carson and Myra Painter, ranging in age from twenty to twelve years and all living at the home place. For many years Mr. Painter had been a member of the Stanley Adventist church...
The funeral will take place at the Stanley Adventist church at 11 a.m., tomorrow (Saturday), Eld. J.B. Jenkins and Eld. B.F. Purdham conducting the services. The remains will be interred in the Adventist cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Feb 1930
RALPH PAINTER DROWNED IN SHENANDOAH RIVER NEAR NEWPORT
Ralph Painter, aged 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Painter, of near Newport, this county, was drowned about noon yesterday when he was crossing the Shenandoah River near his home on his return from a hunting trip on the West side of the stream. No one witnessed the drowning.
... The body was found near the Reuben Foltz place and was not far below the home of former Supervisor G.W. Strole. The point is a quater of a mile above where the skiff drifted down and lodged.
... He could swim a little but was not an expert, it is said.
Young Mr. Painter was a member of the Brethren chruch and was highly esteemed in the neighborhood... His parents are living. His mother was a daughter of the late Ambrose Rinehart. He leaves three brothers, Raymond, Earl and Richard Painter, and one sister, Reba Painter, all at home.
MRS. REDA PAINTER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 7 Oct 1930
DEATH OF MRS. PAINTER
Mrs. Reda Painter, wife of Emmett Painter, of Aliquippa, Pa., formerly of Stanley, this county, died Sunday night in the hospital in Aliquippa. Details have not been received here… She had not been well recently. At eleven o’clock Sunday night a long distance message from Aliquippa was to the effect that she was very ill. News of her death was received early yesterday morning. She was about twenty-four years old. Her marriage took place six months ago. Mrs. Painter is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey M. Painter, of Stanley. She belonged to the Old School Baptist church. Her body is expected to arrive at Stanley today.
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Feb 1929
DEATH OF REUBEN PAINTER
Reuben Painter, a highly respected citizen of the Piney Woods neighborhood, near Stanley, this county, died at his home on Tuesday morning following a long decline in health, due to old age. His condition had been very weak for some time.
Mr. Painter was a thrifty, upright Christian citizen, and was highly respected by all who knew him. His eighty-first birthday was last Monday the day preceding his decease. He was a son of Joseph and Peggy Lucas Painter and was born near Stanley. His wife, who passed away on July 17, 1921, was Miss Miranda Aleshire, daughter of Emanuel Aleshire, of near Stanley. The young couple began life with little of this world’s good, but by industry, thrift and correct living they amassed enough to give them a good home. For years Mr. Painter was watchman at one of the railroad trestles near Stanley, performing the duties of this responsible position with perfect fidelity. His principal pursuit in late years was farming.
Mr. Painter leaves the following children: James Painter, Mrs. William Rogers and Mrs. Charles Alger, of Stanley, and Mrs. Charles Kite, of Ingham. One daughter, Mrs. Hubert Anderson, died some years ago. Mr. Painter had been a consistent and faithful member of the Brethren church for a quarter of a century.
The funeral and interment took place at the Stanley Adventist church yesterday morning, Eld. D.W. Strickler conducting the services.
MRS. REUBEN PAINTER
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Jul 1921
DEATH OF MRS. REUBEN PAINTER
Mrs. Reuben Painter died at her home near the Adventist Church, in the Stanley neighborhood, last Saturday morning after an illness of several weeks from a complication of diseases... The Brethren church has suffered a loss by Mrs. Painter's death... Her funeral was conducted from the Adventist church near Stanley on Monday, the sermon having been preached by Elder Walter Strickler, of Luray, assisted by Eld. J.B. Jenkins, who had always been a near neighbor of the deceased... The interment took place in the cemetery near the church. Before marriage Mrs. Painter was a Miss Aleshire, being a daughter of the late Emanuel Aleshire and was born in the neighborhood where she always lived. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Chas. Kite, near Ingham, Mrs. Chas. Alger, who lives near Honeyville; Mrs. Hubert Anderson, of Stanley; Mrs. William Rogers and James Painter, the two latter living near the home of the deceased. Mrs. Painter was in the 77th year of her age.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 21 Dec 1926
DIED AT HOSPITAL
Mrs. Ruby Painter, wife of Carson Painter, of near Stanley, died at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital on Saturday night. A new born infant will be buried with the mother. The latter was in her early teens. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Painter, of Stanley, and is also survived by a number of brothers and sisters. The death is a very sad one. The body was brought home Sunday and will be buried today.
WILLIAM “DR. BILL” PAINTER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 18 Oct 1927
DEATH OF WILLIAM PAINTER
William Painter, a veterinarian and very useful citizen, usually known as “Dr. Bill” Painter, died at his home near Petefish pond in the vicinity of Stanley, about midnight on Friday, aged 79 years and 5 months. He had been very infirm for a year or two and was bedfast for some time. Several years ago he underwent a hospital operation but did not improve thereafter. His kidneys were affected and there were various complications incident to advancing age.
Mr. Painter was not a college bred veterinarian but was a man of great experience with stock and his services were in frequent demand. He owned a little farm of about ten acres and followed butchering and other pursuits. He was highly valued as a citizen and neighbor. His membership was with the Christian Church. He leaves a widow who was a daughter of the late William Middleton, of this county. By this marriage, the following children survive: William Painter, of Luray; Mrs. Thomas H. Painter, of Stanley; Edward Painter, of Engle Switch, W.Va., and Hiram Painter, of Shenandoah county, Mrs. Isaac L. good, of Luray, is the child of an earlier marriage of Mr. Painter. The deceased leaves one brother, Henry Painter, of Stanley.
The funeral and interment took place at the Adventist church near Stanley at 2 p.m., on Sunday. Eld. B.F. Purdham conducting the services.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 31 Jul 1928
Thomas Parks, age 80, who lived in the neighborhood of Skyland a great many years died Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Gochenour, of Cavetown. He had been feeble recently on account of advancing years. Mr. Parks was born in the Tanner’s Rodge locality. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Frank Gochenour and Mrs. Joe Gochenour of New Market and one son, Ed Parks, of Skyland. His wife is deceased. The funeral took place at Mt. Zion church at 2:30 yesterday afternoon.
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Nov 1926
DEATH OF WILLIAM PARKS
William Parks, of Baltimore, a former resident of this county who was raised on the David Koontz place died in Baltimore last week, aged about sixty-two years. He is remembered in this county as an industrious and law-abiding citizen. He leaves a widow, who was Miss Fannie Sisk, a daughter of Layton Sisk, of near Marksville. Mr. Parks moved from this county to Alberton, Md., years ago, afterwards locating in Baltimore. He had a family of eight children including Mrs. Vernon Rodgers, of Bardane, W.Va., Harry and Frank Parks, of Baltimore. His sisters include Mrs. John Seal, of near Marksville, Mrs. Bart Stoneberger, of Long, and the late Mrs. Tom Cave, of Dark Hollow.
Page News & Courier, Friday 6 Jan 1922
DEATH OF MRS. PENCE
Mrs. Henrietta Pence died at the home of Lewis Cubbage in Lucas Hollow south of Stanley on Tuesday night, December 227th. She had been in her usual health for sometime though on the night of her death suffered an attack of heart failure, succumbing in a short time thereafter. Her husband had been dead a number of years. Mrs. Pence was about 83 years of age and is survived by two children, Mrs. Lewis Cubbage and Jasper Pence. The burial took place in the Weaver graveyard south of Stanley on Thursday, the services being conducted by Elder John B. Jenkins.
MISS JOSEPHINE PENCE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 30 Mar 1926
MISS PENCE DIES AT SISTER'S HOME IN LURAY
Miss Josephine Pence, who since the death of her mother, Mrs. Harriet Pencem at Stanley, a little over two years ago, has resided at the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Mayberry Bixler, on Mechanic Street, Luray, died at 4:15 a.m., on Saturay at the age of fifty-two years. Practically ever since making her home with the Bixlers she has been bedfast, and for many years has been in delicate health from tuberculosis complicated with other troubles.
Miss Pence was the daughter of Isaac Pence, deceased, of Stanley. Her surviving brother and sisters are Mrs. M.M. Bixler, of Luray, Peter Pence of Shenandoah, and a married sister in Oklahoma. Two brothers, William Pence, of Shenandoah, and Seldon Pence, of Stanley, preceded her to the grave.
After funeral services at the Bixler home by Eld. R.H. Pittman at 3 p.m., on Sunday, the interment took place in the Adventist cemetery near Stanley.
WILLIAM N. PENCE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 29 Sep 1925
WM. N. PENCE DIES AT SHENANDOAH
William N. Pence, a respected citizen, who had a home North of Shenandoah City, died on Sunday afternoon after being an invalid for a long time from rheumatism and high blood pressure. He was confined to the house for about six weeks.
Mr. Pence, who was sixty-eight years old, was a native of this county, and was a brother of Mrs. Mayberry Bixler and Miss Josephine Pence of Luray, P.B. Pence, of Shenandoah City, and Mrs. William Ryan, of Oklahoma. He leaves a widow, who was a daughter of James Foltz, deceased, of Stanley. His surviving children are Edgar Pence, Mrs. Harry McCoy, Mrs. George Bear, Miss Aileen Pence and Bernard Pence, of Shenandoah City, Mrs. L.M. Hite, of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Beatrice Dawson, of New Jersey... Mr. Pence was at one time a brakeman on the N. & W., afterwards following farming and steam shovel work. His funeral is expected to take place today.
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Aug 1924
OLD RESIDENT OF STANLEY DIES
Thomas Pendergast, an aged and highly respected citizen of Stanley, died at seven o’clock on Monday night at the age of eighty-two years. He had been failing rapidly from a complication of troubles for several months and had been bedfast for about two weeks. Mr. Pendergast was last seen in Luray about a month ago and at that time was very feeble. He leaves the following children: James Pendergast who resides at the home place, Lester Pendergast proprietor of the cannery at Stanley, and Mrs. Ida Boude, widow of Rev. A. Poe Boude, at whose home he died. His wife who was a sister of the late Squire John Henry Cave, has been dead many years. Mr. Pendergast was born, spent most of his life at the old homestead near Stanley. Some years ago he made division of his estate among his children. He followed farming and made harness as a side vocation. He was upright and honorable in all particulars. The funeral and interment which took place at Graves Chapel on Wednesday were conducted by Rev. Mr. Kiracofe, the Methodist pastor.
HARRIET PENDLETON (I)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 Apr 1929
PAUPER CLAIMING 115 YEARS, IS DEAD
Harriet Pendleton, age 115 years who has been an inmate at the county almshouse, East of Marksville since that institution was moved from near Luray forty-eight years ago died Sunday. Her age as given is from her own recollection supported by corroboratory facts. This paper hopes to give a fuller account furnished by J.R. Seakford or some other writer of antiquities.
Harriet was a well disposed woman of fair mentality for her opportunities. She has been helpless for about a year. She was buried yesterday in the almshouse graveyard with services by Eld. John B. Jenkins. Her grave is beside that of her son Frank, who died a pauper, a few years ago.
HARRET PENDLETON (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Apr 1929
HARRIET PENDLETON WAS NOT A CENTERNARIAN
George H. Shenk, of Camilius, N.Y., who is spending several months with his brother and sisters here, has a personal knowledge of the earlier years of Harriet Pendleton, the negro pauper who died recently at the county Alms House, at the reported age of 115 years. Mr. Shenk's very definite recollections are sufficient to show that Harriet Pendleton had never attained anything like the age of 115 years and was not even a centenarian.
Mr. Shenk, while not denying that Harriet Pendleton might have been a slave at one time, has heard his father, Jas. H. Shenk, deceased, say that she and her mother, Nancy Pendleton were free negroes at the start of the Civil War. They then lived in a log cabin between the two forges, a mile and a half North of Luray. The family consisted then of Nancy Pendleton, her daughter, Harriet and Harriet's son, Frank and Mary, another grandchild of Nancy Pendleton. In 1886 or 1887 Mr. S' father, Jas. H. Shenk, acquired the old Forge property including the home of Nancy Pendleton, then deceased, whose daughter, Harriet and son, Frank, still lived at the place. These negroes were practically helpless and entirely dependent on charity of the Shenks and other families, Harriet being deficient in mentality and physical stength and a cripple as well. Her son, Frank was able bodied but mentally deficient... George H. Shenk says that he knows of his own personal knowledge that Harriet was younger than his mother, who would now be 94 if living.
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Nov 1930
NATIVE OF PAGE DIES AT TIMBERVILLE
Henry Thomas Pettit, born April 3, 1844 died at his home at Timberville, Rockingham county, Va., Oct. 30, 1930, age 86 years, 6 months and 27 days. The following children survive: W.C. Pettit, Hagerstown, Md.; Theodore at home; Charles of New Jersey; Mrs. Dora Freise, Timberville; Mrs. Peale, of near Harrisonburg, Mrs. Riggleman, also of near Harrisonburg; and Mrs. Ada Hilliards, of Akron, O. The following the surviving sisters: Mrs. Charles Purdham, Hagerstown, Mrs. Amanda Comer, New Market, Mrs. Geo. Stroop, Harrisonburg, Mrs. Reuben Baker, New Market, Mrs. Mary Alger, of West Newton, Pa., Mrs. Wm. Rice, New Market, and the following brother: E.H. Pettit, Harrisonburg.
Mr. Pettit was born in Page county and resided near Stanley for many years, but some forty or more years ago moved to Rockingham Co., where he resided until his death. He was a member of the Dunkard church. The funeral was conducted by his former pastor, the Rev. Mr. Glick, assisted by th Rev. Mr. Lindsey pastor of the Timberville church. The funeral was held last Sunday afternoon...
MRS. ANGELINE PETEFISH
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Jan 1927
Death of Mrs. Angeline Petefish
Mrs. Angeline Petefish, widow of Henry Petefish, deceased, died Tuesday morning of a complication of diseases. She was a daughter of Abram Painter, Sr. She leaves to mourn her loss six children, three girls and three boys: Mrs. Frank Painter, Mrs. Harvey Painter, Miss Lizzie Petefish, Verny, Leonard and Elmer Petefish. Elmer and Lizzie staying at home, taking care of their mother. She has two brothers, John and Abram Painter. She was a member of the M.E. church for years and was born and raised near Stanley. Funeral Thursday at 2 p.m., by Rev. Tyler and interment at the home graveyard. Her age was 73 years, 1 month and 27 days…
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Apr 1922
DEATH OF MR. PETEFISH
Henry Petefish, an aged citizen of the Stanley section, died at his home one mile northwest of that place at two o’clock Thursday morning after an illness that had confined him to his bed for a week or more. Mr. Petefish had spent his entire life within a short distance of where he died, the “Petefish Pond”, near his home deriving its name from his… a daughter of Abram Painter and the following children: Mrs. Frank Painter, Mrs. Harvey Painter, Miss Lizzie Petefish, Leonard, Elmer and Vernon Petefish, all of Stanley, the latter until a few weeks ago a resident of Luray, having charge of the N. & W. R.R. section at this place. The funeral was conducted from his late home on Friday afternoon at four o’clock by Rev. A. Van Devanter, of the Methodist church, the interment taking place in the family burying ground.
W. VIRGIL PETEFISH
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 7 Oct 1930
DEATH OF W. VIRGIL PETEFISH
W. Virgil Petefish, for years an undertaker at Stanley this county, was found dead in bed at 2:30 a.m., yesterday morning. The discovery was made by Mrs. Petefish it is supposed about an hour after he expired. While Mr. Petefish complained of a cold on Sunday and was not quite in his usual good health, on that day, his wife was not aroused during the night and slept until she made the shocking discovery. Death is attributed to heart disease.
Mr. Petefish, who was fifty-two years of age, was a son of the late William Petefish, of Stanley. He is survived by three brothers, Walter Petefish, of Norfolk, and Charles Edward and Ernest Petefish, of Stanley. A brother, Marvin Petefish, died a few years ago. Mrs. Petefish his widow, was formerly Miss Lucy Kite, of Grove Hill. They had no children.
Mr. Petefish had been a popular undertaker at Stanley for many years formerly in business for himself and latterly as the representative of the Bradley undertaking house of Luray. He was also an expert carpenter and cabinet maker. For years he had been active in the Masonic order.
The funeral will take place from Graves Chapel at 2 p.m., today.
JOHN H. PETTIT
Page News & Courier, Friday 29 Jan 1926
ANOTHER SUDDEN DEATH IN PINE GROVE
John H. Pettit, a valuable citizen of the Pine Grove neighborhood, died suddenly of acute indigestion on Wednesday, aged about fifty years.
Mr. Pettit sat up Monday night at the home of Sidney Weakly, an old neighbor, who was found dead in bed on Sunday morning. After losing the night's rest. Mr. Pettit on Tuesday was on his way back to help in digging the grave when he stopped at the home of his sister, Mrs. George W. Gray, and was taken ill, dying the next day... He was a member of the Pine Grove Episcopal church.
Mr. Pettit leaves an aged mother, Mrs. Henry Pettit, of Pine Grove, and a widow, Mrs. Gertie Pettit, who is a daughter of Philip Gray. There are eight surviving children ranging in ages from infancy to about sixteen years. Mr. Pettit leaves the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Harry Grim, Mrs. George W. Gray, and Carl, George and Charles Pettit, all living in Marksville district, this county, and J. William Pettit, of Cass County, Ill.
The funeral of Mr. Pettit was held from St. George's Chapel, Pine Grove, yesterday afternoon, Rev. H.J. Dudley, of Luray, conducted the services in the absence of the pastor, Rev. Dennis Whittle. Interment in the family burial plot.
MRS. MARY KATHERINE PETTIT
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 16 Oct 1928
DEATH OF MRS. KATHERINE PETIT
Mrs. Mary Katherine Pettit, age 77 years, widow of Henry H. Pettit, died at her home in Pine Grove Friday morning Oct. 12 at 9 o’clock. Funeral services were conducted in the Episcopal church, Pine Grove, Mr. Frederick Warnecke, assisted by Mr. George Fisk, of Yancey.
“Grandmother Pettit” as all Pine Grove knew her, was the oldest member of St. George’s church. Truly the “grandmother of the church”… All the preachers that came to preach, just had to have a meal with Grandmother…
She leaves four sons, J. William Pettit, of Illinois, Carl H. Pettit, Charles P. Pettit, and George Nelson Pettit, of Pine Grove; and two daughters, Mrs. Harry Grim, of Stanley, and Mrs. George Gray of Pine Grove. She was a Miss Eddens before marriage. Her children were her greatest joy and never was she as happy as when, on her birthday, she had all her children and grandchildren around her.
The funeral services were held at the family burying ground…
CHARLES J. PHILLIPS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 5 Jul 1927
CHARLES J. PHILLIPS DIES AT RIPE OLD AGE
Charles J. Phillips, a prominent and highly respected old citizen, died at his home several miles East of Marksville at 11:45 p.m., on Thursday at the age of 82 years, 7 months and 10 days.... attended the Virginia Confederate reunion at Alexandria, the Lindbergh reception and many points of interest in Washington...
The subject of this notice was born near Marksville on Nov. 20, 1844, the son of William and Mrs. Mary Chapman Phillips. He was a farmer, carpenter and builder... The attractive, commodious and complete Phillips home a sort distance above the Mauck store was erected by him many years ago and added to from time to time. Many of the dwellings and barns in Marksville district were put up by him... a figure at almost every Republican convention and part council in the memory of those living. Many years ago he was a deputy treasurer under Col. William O. Yager, county treasurer, serving as tax collector for the Colonel for eight years. Mr. Phillips was a Confederate veteran...
On Aug. 29, 1867, he married Miss Cecilia Wolfersberger, a sister of J.H. and R.E. Wolfersberger and Mrs. Sarah Kiblinger. He lost his companion eighteen years ago. Their surviving children are as follows: Frank M. Phillips, postmaster at Shenandoah, this county, J.H. Phillips, a contractor of Charleston, W.Va., Mrs. Lizzie COffman, of Stanley, Mrs. Whitfield Robertson, of Hagerstown, Md., Mrs. J.H. Weaver, of Culpeper, Va., Chester A. Phillips, of Pastoria, Va., and Mrs. T.A. Harber, of Commerce, Ga...
Mr. Phillips left the following brothers and sisters: John W. Phillips, of Washington, D.C., James T. Phillips, of Stanley; Mrs. Noah Seekford, of Alma, this county and Mrs. Abram Foster, of Waynesboro, Va. The family was originally a very large one, but many have passed away. Of his own family he lost one son, Kirby Phillips who died not many years ago.
There was a very large crowd at the funeral which took place at Graves Chapel church Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. L. Hammond, of Shenandoah, assisted by Rev. H.J. Dudley, of Luray...
JOHN W. PHILLIPS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 15 Nov 1927
DEATH OF JOHN W. PHILLIPS AT SHENANDOAH
John W. Phillips, aged 85 years and 25 days, for many years a wheelwright at Alma, this county, but retired for a number of years past, died at 7:30 o’clock a.m., on Sunday at the home of his son, John W. Phillips, Jr., in Shenandoah, this county, where he had been bedfast for about a week. His trouble began to develop a few weeks ago, but he had been feeble for years, staying at the home of his children and looked after by them in a devoted and filial way.
Mr. Phillips was a brother of Charles J. Phillips, of Mauck, who passed away a few months ago. He has two surviving sisters, Mrs. Noah Seekford, of Alma, and Mrs. A.M. Foster, of Waynesboro, and one living brother, James T. Phillips of Stanley. His first wife, the mother of his children, was a Miss Coffman, of Stanley and the second a Miss Offenbacker, of Stanley, both of them deceased. The surviving children are John W. Phillips, of Shenandoah; Everett Phillips, of Stanley; Eugene Phillips, of Springfield, O.; Marvin Phillips of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Dora Henderson, of Baltimore, and Mrs. Vinda Petz, of Washington, D.C. He returned from Washington, D.C. only about a month before his end. Two of his daughters are deceased. His brother and sisters and all the children but Eugene Phillips are here. Mr. Phillips served in the army during most of the Civil War and had many thrilling experiences. He was a kind-hearted and accommodating neighbor and friend.
The funeral and burial service at Graves Chapel this morning, will be conducted by Eld. John B. Jenkins and Rev. G.D. Kiracofe.
MRS. MARY S. PHILLIPS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 30 Oct 1923
COMES HOME TO HEAR HIS WIFE IS DEAD
John W. Phillips, of Alma, who had been in Baltimore several months to have his eye treated, returned on Friday to the home of his son John W. Phillips Jr., of Shenandoah, this county, and on his arrival heard the unexpected news of the death of his wife at the hospital at Staunton, where she had been dead for a year.
The deceased, Mrs. Mary S. Phillips, who was about seventy-two years of age, was a daughter of the late Jacob Offenbacker, of this county, and a sister of Squire Frank Offenbacker, of Leaksville, and Constable Thomas Offenbacker, of Stanley, both of whom had gone to their reward.
Of this family, only one sister, Mrs. George Good, of Stanley, now survives.
The subject of this notice became the second wife of John W. Phillips about twenty years ago. While she had no children of her own she became a devoted mother to her step-children, of whom seven survive, viz.; Eugene Phillips, of Springfield, O.; John W. Phillips, of Shenandoah, Va.; Everett Phillips, of Stanley, Va.; M. Phillips, Miss Estelle Phillips and Mrs. J.W. Henderson, of Baltimore; and Mrs. John Petz, of Washington, D.C. Mrs. Phillips’ health began to fail several years ago. After she went to the hospital her husband resided with his son John at Shenandoah. Mr. Phillips who is eighty-one years old is in excellent health, his eyesight having been restored by his treatment in Baltimore.
… She was a member of the Methodist Church from early years. Her funeral and interment took place at Graves Chapel on Sunday, her pastor, Rev. L. Hammond conducting the services.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 19 Jul 1927
DEATH OF FORMER RESIDENT OF SHENANDOAH
James Plum, of Martinsburg, W.Va., son of Walter Plum, of Shenandoah, this county, died on Saturday after a long illness with tuberculosis. He was twenty-eight years old and leaves a wife and two children. His wife was from Martinsburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Plum attended the burial which was at Martinsburg.
MRS. EDITH PRESGRAVES
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 22 Jun 1926
DEATH OF MOTHER, AGED 18
Mrs. Edith Presgraves, wife of Lynn Presgraves, an employee of the N. & W. section force, died at 5:50 p.m., on Friday at her home at the railroad crossing on East Main street. She leaves two infant children, Margaret Marie, aged nineteen months and Frances Genevieve, aged two weeks. The young mother was only eighteen years old, her birth having occurred on Sept. 3, 1907. She was married on April 25, 1923, to Mr. Presgraves, her husband being a son of Russell Presgraves, of Vaughn Summit.
In addition to the bereaved husband and infant children, the following relatives survive Mrs. Presgraves: her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Good, of Luray; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Good, of Stanley, and the following sisters and brothers, Miss Ruby Good, Homer Good, Katherine Good and Rufus Good, all of Luray... Her funeral took place from the Stanley Adventist church on Sunday afternoon.
SAMUEL L. PRESGRAVES
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 16 Nov 1926
DEATH OF SAMUEL L. PRESGRAVES
Samuel L. Presgraves, an old and industrious citizen, who first saw the light of day on East Main Street in this town and has been a resident of Luray ever since, died at his home near Bradford Heights on the suburbs of town at 9:40 p.m., on Sunday. He had been in declining health for about a year, the cause of his death being diabetes, complicated with other troubles. About his last active employment was selling apples at the N. & W. depot last spring...
Mr. Presgraves' birthplace was in the present Yowell's harness shop building. He was a son of Louis Presgraves. The subject of this notice was the last of the generation. The late William Presgraves, a deaf mute, was his brother. A sister, Mrs. Ed Seal, of Rockingham, is also deceased. Mr. Presgraves is survived by a widow who was Miss Julia Richards, of near Stony Man and by the following children: Mrs. Ollie Bowen, Grover Presgraves, Mrs. Elmer Griffith and Cecil Presgraves, of Luray, Mrs. W.T. Trittipoe, and Miss Rena Presgraves, of Washington D.C., and E.F. Presgraves, of Portland, Oregon. Another son, Emanuel Presgrabes who located in the South has not been heard from for twenty years.
... He was a member of the Disciples church. His pastor, Rev. H.J. Dudley will conduct the funeral which will take place from the home at 2 o'clock this (Tuesday) afternoon, the interment being in Evergreen cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 May 1924
DEATH OF DAVID PRICE
David Price, who was paralyzed Monday at his home near the Petefish Pond, a mile or more northwest of Stanley, died on Wednesday morning about nine o’clock. For many years Mr. Price has been blind, though went about his place almost with the same ease as if his eyesight had been good. In many ways he was a remarkable character, being able at a moment’s notice to work out correctly the most abstruse mathematical problems despite the fact that his education was extremely limited. He is survived by a widow and three daughters- Mrs. Lester Painter, Mrs. Amos Mayes and Mrs. Solon Blosser, all living in that neighborhood. The deceased was about sixty-five years of age. The funeral took place at 11 o’clock today (Friday) at the Adventist church near Stanley the interment being made in the cemetery at that place.
FRANKLIN WESLEY PRICE
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Feb 1928
DEATH OF F. WESLEY PRICE
Franklin Wesley Price, aged forty-six years, died at 11:30 a.m., on Wednesday, of tuberculosis at his home on East Main Street, to which he moved from Berryville thirteen days before his deceased. He had been bedfast ever since arriving here. Although his health had begun to fail two years ago he was able to go around until he left Clarke county. A year ago he was under treatment at Catawba Sanatorium for three weeks but he refused to remain at that institution and came home.
In March, 1926, Mr. Price moved from the Thomas Heiston place in Springfield district, this county, to the C.G. Bailey farm several miles from Berryville, where he continued until his recent change of residence to Luray. Owing to failing health he could do little or no work on the farm but he was loyally helped by his sons.
The subject of this notice was a son of John Price and was born near Beahm in this county. He usually followed saw mill and bark work. He leaves one brother, Samuel D. Price, of Bixler’s Ferry, this county, and one sister, Mrs. Charles B. Wood, of Berryville. A widow, formerly Miss Bertha Dodson, daughter of Patrick Dodson, of Luray, survives with the following children: Lester Franklin Price, the eldest, age twenty-one, and Charles Irvin, Kirby, Jesse, Clyde, Ray and Esta Mae Price, the latter an infant of nine months. Mr. Price was an industrious and respected citizen. The funeral was conducted at the home by Rev. Charles A. Hall and Eld. A.W. Campbell, with interment in Beahm’s Chapel cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 May 1922
DEATH OF GEORGE PRICE
George Price, a former resident of Luray and a brother of Edward Price, of East Luray, died suddenly at his home in Winchester. His death was unexpected though he had been in failing health for a number of years. He was about 60 years of age and is survived by a wife and one son, Thomas Price, of Winchester. He was a native of Frederick county. His funeral was held from his late home on Friday...
GEORGE W. PRICE
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Jun 1921
DEATH OF GEORGE W. PRICE
George W. Price died at his home at Valleyburg, this county, last Saturday afternoon at 1:30 from a complication of diseases of several years, though he had been confined to his bed for only about two weeks. He reached his 71st birthday on the 9th of May. Mr. Price was a well known and highly respected citizen… He was a man of considerable native ability which by considerable reading and improvement made him well informed concerning the early history of Page county. He was a son of the late Abijah and Susan price of this county, and is survived by four sons Weldon Price, of Monongahela, Pa., Hobart, of Ohio; Lonnie, of Pennsylvania; Elmer at home, and the following daughters- Mrs. Raymond Somers, of Ohio, and Miss Edna Price, of New York. He was a devout member of the Morning Star Lutheran church. One brother- Thomas Price and three sisters- Mrs. Bishop Davis, of Charles Town, W.Va., Mrs. Perry Aleshire, of Long this county and Mrs. William Shuler of Kansas, also survive him. The funeral services were conducted on Monday by Rev. P.L. Snapp the interment taking place in the Morning Star cemetery.
MRS. JEANETTE PRICE
Page News & Courier, Friday 29 Feb 1924
DEATH OF MRS. PRICE
Mrs. Jennett Price, widow of the late William H. Price, died at the home of her son, Irvin Price, about one mile west of the White House on Wednesday at 11 o’clock, after an illness which began last Sunday, though she had been in feeble health for a number of years. Mrs. Price was a daughter of the late Abram Strickler, one of the early settlers of the Massanutton section, and passed her 80th birthday last Sunday. Her husband has been dead a number of years and since that time she had made her home chiefly with her son, where her welfare was tenderly looked after till the time of her death. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Pen Kibler, who for several weeks has been ill at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Eldon Rickard, in Hagerstown, but whose home is near Hamburg, and the following children: Irvin Price, Charles Price, David Price and Mrs. Clyde Rothgeb, the four living near the old home place, and Mrs. Peter S. Dovel, who lives near Leaksville. Her funeral was conducted from her late home on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Elder J.B. Jenkins officiating, the interment taking place in the family burying ground nearby. She had been a member of the Old School Baptist church for many years.
LUTHER PRICE (I)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 Dec 1924
DEATH AT OCHRE BANK TRESTLE
Luther Price, aged about twenty five years, who made his home with his father-in-law, Virgil Stoneberger, near the Ochre Bank trestle, was found dead in bed Saturday morning. He had been in a state of decline due to tuberculosis for six months.
The deceased leaves a widow, who was Miss Minnie Stoneberger, prior to marriage, and a little son and daughter. His father, William Price, lives near the Adventist church. He was a brother of Samuel and Gilbert Price and Mrs. Cora Shoemaker of Kentucky, formerly of Luray.
LUTHER PRICE (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Dec 1924
HISTORY OF NEEDY FAMILY
Stanley, Va., Dec. 4, 1924
Thirty-one years ago great excitement prevailed in that section of the county between the White House and Intersection and New Market. William Price lived in a house that stood near the double culvert at the top of the Massanutton. One day a small boy of Mr. Price's wandered away from the house and could not find the way back. He wandered on in the direction of Canaday's Peak and got about five miles down the mountain, where he was found by from two to three hundred people who searched every foot of the country north and south of the road leading from the White House to New Market. The little boy had spent three nights in the mountain without food or drink. When found he started to run like some wild animal and was hard to catch.
The little boy was Luther Price then about three year old. Luther lived and grew to manhood and married a daughter of Virgil Stoneberger, who lives near the Ochre Bank just South of Stanley. For many years he had tuberculosis probably contracted from lying out in the mountain when only a small child. On Friday night the 28th of November, sometime during the night he died and was found dead the next morning by his wife, who got up and went to his bed to see how he felt. He leaves his wife, two small children and his father and the following brothers and sisters: Gillie, Sonnie and Cecil Price, all of Stanley, and Mrs. Campbell, of Charles Town, W.Va., and Mrs. Shoemaker, of Pennsylvania. His mother was a daughter of the late Andrew Price who lived near the foot of the mountain on the West side. He was buried Monday at the Adventist church, preaching by Eld. Jack Painter. He probably was one of the most humble men that ever lived in the county... JACOB R. SEAKFORD.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Aug 1926
DEATH ON BOOM
Mrs. Charles Price, living on the boom, a daughter of John Knott, of this place, lost a six-year old son named Max, on Sunday night... Funeral arrangements had not been made yesterday as the child's father, who is away from home, had not been communicated with. The father has been away from here for three or four months. There are two other children.
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Nov 1922
Death of Child
Melvin Price, aged five years, four months and twenty-eight days, son of the late Ezra Price, died at the home of his grandfather, H. Calvin Price, of West Stanley, on Wednesday morning... The child's father died of flu in 1919. The mother and a small sister survive. The funeral took place at the Adventist church on Thursday at 2 p.m. Interment in the Adventist graveyard.
MISS NELLIE FRANCES PRICE
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Feb 1927
DEATH NEAR SHENANDOAH
Miss Nellie Frances Price, of the Comer church neighborhood near Shenandoah, this county, died at five o'clock Monday evening from valvular heart trouble. While not robust for years, Miss Price was apparently in her usual fair state of health until a few days before her deceased. Her father, W. Edward Price, is an employee at the N. & W. shops in Shenandoah. Her age was 20 years, 5 months and 23 days. Besides her parents, she leaves two brothers, John W. and James Price, and one sister, Miss Esther Price, all living with their parents. Miss Price was highly esteemed and her funeral at the Comr church on Wednesday was very largely attended. Rev. John Henderson conducted the services.
MRS. SARAH ELLEN PRICE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 29 Jul 1930
Mrs. Sarah Ellen Price, wife of the late James Price, was buried at the side of her husband at 4 p.m., on Friday, at the old home place. Her age was 73 years and 2 months.
ABRAM P. PRINTZ
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Sep 1921
DEATH OF ABRAM P. PRINTZ
Abram P. Printz, an old and highly respected citizen of Luray, died at his home here on Monday, at the age of seventy-six years and twenty-four days, his decease following years of declining health...
The deceased was born near Stony Man, in this county, in which section he lived until his removal to Luray nine years ago. He was a carpenter, builder and farmer, his son, M.O. Printz being associated with him in his latter years. Since moving to town he has lived a retired life with his son, his only child, the latter now being a member of the garage firm of Campbell & Printz. The deceased was a son of Reuben Printz, deceased. A widow, who was Miss Sallie M. Printz, prior to marriage, survives him, and he also leaves one brother, James F. Printz, of R., of Luray, and one sister, Mrs. D.N. Hoak, of near Stony Man.... He was a Confederate veteran and a life long member of the Lutheran church.
The funeral which took place at his late home at three o'clock on Wednesday afternoon was conducted by Revs. J.A. Huffard and C.I. Morgan, the interment taking place in Green Hill cemetery at Luray.
MRS. B.F. PRINTZ
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Aug 1923
NATIVE OF LURAY DIES AT ROANOKE
Mrs. B.F. Printz died at 524 Marshall Avenue, S.W. Roanoke, Va., on August 6th. Funeral services were held from her residence on August 7th at 5:30 p.m., by her pastor, Rev. Sebra, of St. Mark’s Lutheran church. Interment was made in Evergreen cemetery. Mrs. Printz was born near Luray and was 73 years of age. She was the widow of the late Benjamin F. Printz and was Miss Sahara Hoak before her marriage. Mrs. Printz is survived by her three sons, Irenius, Roy and Serinus and two daughters, Mrs. P.L. Holcomb and Miss Carrie Printz, of Roanoke, two sisters, Mrs. J.D. Kiblinger and Mrs. Wm. F. Kiblinger, of Augusta county, also two brothers, Benton Hoak, of near Luray and Henry Hoak, of Columbus, Ohio.
The deceased had been a devout member of the Lutheran church since girlhood…
She lived a beautiful life. To know her was to love her. She was laid to rest in the beautiful Evergreen cemetery just as the golden sun was sinking behind the beautiful mountains…
DAVID J. PRINTZ
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 26 Aug 1924
DAVID J. PRINTZ DIES SUDDENLY
The death of David J. Printz, on Friday morning came as a distinct shock to his many friends in Luray and Page county. As stated in last Friday’s News and Courier, Mr. Printz had been sick for several days, but the sudden and fatal termination of this illness was something unlooked for. His death occurred at the home of Mrs. Ella Long near the Passenger Station in Luray. For a number of years Mr. Printz had been a familiar figure in Luray, where he had formerly been a resident and more recently had come regularly from his home near Stanley on the occasion of excursions visiting the Caverns. In addition to helping Mrs. Long in the conduct of her boarding house, Mr. Printz was a seller of Cave stones and other souvenirs of Luray. He was known to hundreds of excursionists and was the friend of everybody who knew him… Mr. Printz reached his 64th birthday on the 17 of last April. He was a son of the late Noah Printz and was born near Blosserville. His children are Mrs. Bertie Good, of Shenandoah; Mrs. Nettie Martin, of Roanoke; Mrs. Robert Cave, of Ida, and Mrs. Elmer Sours, of Polo, Ill… attended the funeral which was conducted from Mrs. Long’s boarding house on Sunday by Rev. C.I. Morgan, of the Lutheran church, the interment taking place in the Brubaker graveyard at the White House on Sunday. Mr. Printz’s first wife, who was a sister of Mrs. Long, is buried at this place. His last wife was Mrs. Girtie Foltz, of Stanley, who was with him when the end came. His sisters are Miss Jane Printz, near Stony Man; Miss Bettie Printz, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Ed Williams, Pittsburgh, the latter attending the funeral of her brother. Mr. Printz also leaves three brothers, Charles Printz, of New York, James, of Seattle, Wash., and Benton, of Ohio.
MRS. DELILAH PRINTZ
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 14 Aug 1925
DEATH NEAR RILEYVILLE
Mrs. Delilah Printz, widow of Henry Printz, who had long been in a helpless condition from paralysis at the home of her son, Theodore Printz, near Rileyville, died on Tuesday morning at the age of 73 years, 5 months and 29 days. She was a sister of Artenias Printz, of Washington, D.C., Solon Printz, of Martinsburg, W.Va., Frank Printz, of Augusta county, Mrs. Mary Dobbs, of Grove Hill, and Mrs. Jacob Printz, the latter residing somewhere in Eastern Virginia. Her husband, Henry Printz, who has been dead many years, was a brother of Simon Printz, of Ida, and David Printz, of Stony Man. Her surviving children are Theodore Printz, of Rileyville, Leonard Printz, of Mt. Jackson, Harrison Printz, at home, Kirby Printz, and Miss Bessie Printz, the last named residing at W. Martin Varner's on the Hawksbill. The deceased was a member of the Lutheran church from childhood and was highly esteemed. Her funeral which took place on Wednesday was conducted by Rev. H.W. Fowler, the interment being made in the Rileyville cemetery.
MRS. ELIZABETH ANN PRINTZ
Page News & Courier, Friday 30 Apr 1926
DEATH OF MRS. PRINTZ
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Printz, whose death was briefly noted in Tuesday's paper, passed away at her home near Leaksville early on Monday morning, aged 83 years, 5 months and 8 days. The immediate cause of her death was an apoplectic attack that came on Saturday...
Mrs. Printz was the widow of J. Abram Printz, of Leaksville, a brother of Martin and Noah Printz, deceased of this county. Her husband's death took place in August, 1914. Their surviving children are William L. Printz, of Leaksville; with whom Mrs. Printz resided, Arthur Printz, of Rileyville, Mrs. B.F. Hawkins, of Haletharpe, Md., Mrs. R.L. Beaver and Mrs. M.E. Crandall, of Washington, D.C., David L. Printz, of Breathedsville, Md., and Joseph Printz, of Rossburg, N.Y. Five children, who were grown or nearly so, preceded Mrs. Printz to the grave. She has eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren surviving.
Mrs. Printz was the daughter of the late Isaac Sours and was born at the old Sours home on the Hawksville near the John C. Grove mill. Of a large family of brothers and sisters only Mrs. Jacob Foster, of near Luray survives. In early life Mrs. Printz joined the Lutheran church...
The funeral which was held at the Leaksville Christian church at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, was conducted by Rev. M.A. Ashby, of Boonsboro, Md., a former pastor of the county...
L. HIRAM PRINTZ
Page News & Courier, Friday 30 Jan 1920
DEATH OF L.H. PRINTZ
L. Hiram Printz, of San Antonio, Texas died of pneumonia on December 1st after several days illness. The deceased was seventy six years of age. He left here in 1873 and located in Texas afterwards going to Missouri for a time but returned to Texas many years ago. He was a son of Leonard Printz, deceased of Stony Man, this county, and is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Pamily J. Warren, of Baltimore and Miss Mollie Printz and Francis M. Printz, of Luray, and Charles H. Printz, of Stony Man. His surviving children are Neff, Isador, Clifford and Webb Printz, of Texas. His only daughter and his wife who was a daughter of John Reamer, deceased, of this county, died in recent years. Mr. Printz was a civil war veteran… For years he had been employed as a buying agent for a produce and commercial house and in this capacity made many trips in old Mexico.
MRS. SALLIE PRINTZ (WIFE OF ABRAM P.)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 14 May 1929
MRS. SALLIE PRINTZ DIES IN LURAY
Mrs. Sallie Printz, widow of the late Abram P. Printz, died at 8:50 a.m., on Sunday at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. M.O. Printz on Virginia Avenue in this town. The deceased bad been subject to heart disease in a mild form for the last fifteen or twenty years but continued to be active until a little over two weeks before death when she took to her bed. An attack of influenza about Christmas seemed to be the beginning of her rapdi decline. She died at the ripe old age of 82 years, 9 months and 6 days.
Mrs. Printz was a daughter of the late Aaro Printz, and her mother was also a Printz. The family resided near Stony Man. On October 29, 1869 she became the wife of Abram P. Printz, also of Stony Man, with whom she lived congenially and happily until he died about eight years ago. The couple moved to Luray seventeen years ago making their home here with their son and only child, the late M.O. Printz, a prominent business man of this place. The son died on July 12, 1922, just nine months after the decease of his father. Since that time the subject of this notice has made her home with her daughter-in-law, and her granddaughter, Mrs. W.H. Huffman. Mrs. Printz leaves two sisters, Mrs. A.J. Disbro and Mrs. Arbelia Morrison, and one brother, Daniel Jerome Printz, all of Shenandoah. One brother, Casper, and two sisters, Mrs. D.H. Henkel and Mrs. Mollie Huffman are deceased.
Mrs. Printz was confimed as a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, by Rev. Socrates Henkel when she was fourteen years of age... The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m., this morning (Tuesday) from the residence on Virginia Avenue, Revs. A.L. Boliek and C.W. Cassell in charge with interment in Green Hill cemetery.
MRS. SARAH J. PRINTZ (WIFE OF JAMES F.)
Page News & Courier, Friday 6 Feb 1920
DEATH OF MRS. PRINTZ
Mrs. Sarah J. Printz, wife of Jas. F. Printz, died at her home on Blue Ridge Avenue, Luray, on Thursday. She had been ill for about two weeks, her death being due to a general break down and a complication of diseases. Mrs. Printz was 65 years, 11 months and 19 days old, and was a sister of T.J. and George W. Price of this county. The following are her sisters: Mrs. O.P. Aleshire, of Long, this county; Mrs. Laura Shuler, of Hutchinson, Kansas, and Mrs. Emma Davis, of Charles Town, W.Va. Besides her husband she is survived by the following children: Starlus Printz, of Luray, and Otho Printz, of Shenandoah. Mrs. Printz had been a member of the Lutheran church for many years. Her funeral will take place from St. Mark’s Lutheran church, Luray, on Saturday at 11 o’clock, the services being conducted by Revs. P.L. Snapp and Dr. James A. Huffard. The interment will take place in Green Hill cemetery.
MRS. SARAH JANE PRINTZ (WIFE OF SIMON)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday ? 23 1929
DEATH OF MRS. SIMON PRINTZ
Mrs. Sarah Jane Printz, wife of Simon Printz, residing on the W.C. Saunders place at Ida, this county, died on Saturday from pneumonia at the home of her son, William Printz, near Weyers Cave, Va. She had been in rather poor health for a year or more and went to her son’s recently in the hope that a stay there would build up her health. Several attacks of influenza had left her very feeble, and the hoped for improvement did not occur. She was 67 years old.
Mrs. Printz was a daughter of the late Joseph Richards, of Ida, this county, and was a sister of William S. Richards and Mrs. W.H. Woodward, of Ida, Mrs. Polly Ann Nichols, of Prince William county, Va., Mrs. J. Buracker, of near Long, Page county, and Mrs. William H. Jenkins, deceased, of Page, and Mrs. Charles C. Miller, deceased, of East of the Ridge. Her surviving children are William Printz, of Weyers Cave, Mrs. Clarence Miller, of Valleyburg, Page county, and Misses Cora and Maggie Printz at home. Mrs. Printz was an excellent woman, highly respected by all who knew her. She was a member of the Methodist church.
The funeral and interment which took place at Mt. Zion Brethren church at two o’clock yesterday afternoon were conducted by Rev. M.G. Lilly.
HENRY J. PROPES
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 28 May 1929
DEATH OF A PIONEER OF SHENANDOAH
Henry J. Propes, son of Peter J. and Jennie Propes, died at his home in Norfolk, Va., Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. Mr. Propes was born in Shenandoah, Va., Feb. 7th, 1863. He leaves a widow, who before marriage was Miss Laura Barton, sister of J.A. and T.E. Barton and Mrs. Mittie Grove. He is survived by two sons, Julian and Kyle and one daughter, Virginia. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Propes and Mrs. William Sindlinger, of Gordonsville, Va. Two of his sisters, Mrs. Lo Brown and Mrs. Ernest Kite, are deceased. His only brother, Martin, a N. & W. fireman, was killed at Basic, Va., in a passenger wreck a number of years ago, with Engineer, William Dorrough, and Conductor John Updegrove and Pullman porter, William Dorrough was a brother of Hiram and Samuel Dorrough.
The two sons and their mother accompanied the remains on Train 14, Sunday, May 26, which were taken to the home of H.S. Moubrey on Third Street. The funeral was conducted in Norfolk Saturday evening and interment in the U.B. Cemetery at Shenandoah, at 2:30 p.m., the following day. This was according to Mr. Propes' request...
During the flood of 1870, the water rose to a depth of 6 feet on the ground floor in the Propes' home, now owned by B.T. Milton. AT that time there were two daughters, Fannie, Teanney, and one son, Henry J. Their father and mother took the children to the top floor of the house for safety as it was still raining and the river rising.
MRS. REBECCA PROPST
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Nov 1926
BURIED AT SHENANDOAH CITY
Mrs. Rebecca Propst, wife of Joseph Propst, died on Wednesday at Staunton, Va., where she had been under treatment for several years. Her body was brought to the home of her son, Charles Propst, in Shenandoah, this county, on Thursday and will be buried today in the U.B. cemetery at Shenandoah, Rev. A.W. Andes conducting the services. Mrs. Propst was about sixty-fove years old. Prior to marriage she was a Miss Shomo, her home being at Newport, this county. In recent years her husband was tenant on the Amos Shuler farm near Shenandoah, and later they lived in Shenandoah. Her surviving children include Charles Shomo, and Mrs. Long, at Shenandoah, Henry Shomo and a married daughter in Pennsylvania. She was a sister of Mrs. Lyddie Alger, of Newport, Mrs. Breedlove, of New Market, and Mrs. White, of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Propst was a member of the Newport Christian church and was highly esteemed.
CHARLES W. PURDHAM
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Mar 1924
CHARLES W. PURDHAM DIES IN MINNESOTA
Charles W. Purdham was born in Stanley, Page county, Va., October 12, 1855, came to Minneapolis, Minn., May 1883, married to Lunetta M. Purdham, November 23, 1888, and is survived by her and four sons, Harold F., of Minneapolis Plummer P., of Omaha, Neb., Walter W., of Minneapolis; Elbert M., of Brooklyn, Centre. Funeral services were from the home… He had a very bad fall two years ago from which he never fully recovered and on January 29th, he was taken very ill, and on February 9th underwent his first operation and improved slowly and steadily. On March 3rd he went through a serious operation and came through fine. On the 6th, seemed to be failing and on the 8th he quietly left us… He is also survived by three brothers and three sisters, viz: Mrs. J.H. Coffman, of Westmont, N.J., E.M. Purdham, of Clyde, Ohio, B.F. Purdham, of Alexandria, Va., F.T. Purdham, of Battle Creek, Michigan, Mrs. John D. Racer, of Luray, Va., and Mrs. Vines, of Luray.
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Jan 1929
John Purdham, aged 42, of Stanley, died on Tuesday after a lingering illness of a year or more from tuberculosis.... He was employed as day hand at various mechanical jobs. He is survived by his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. John Purdham, Sr., by his wife, who is a daughter of Charles Wilson, of Stanley, and by four children, the oldest being ten years old. The funeral was conducted at Graves Chapel by Eld. J.B. Jenkins yesterday, with interment at the Chapel graveyard.
JOHN W. PURDHAM
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 Sep 1931
Death of John W. Purdham of Grove Hill
John W. Purdham, of Grove Hill, who has been blind and in feeble health for years, died at his home yesterday afternoon. Mr. Purdham was about 65 years old. He resided on the Joseph T. Shuler place which he bought a number of years ago… He leaves a widow and four sons, Oscar, Carzie, Wesley and James Purdham, of Grove Hill and vicinity. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Smelser, who is also blind.
MRS. LAURA PURDHAM
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Sep 1925
DEATH OF MRS. B.F. PURDHAM
Mrs. Laura Purdham, wife of Eld. B.F. Purdham, whose long and distressing illness has been referred to frequently in these columns, died at her home at Stanley on Tuesday at the age of fifty-eight years. Her last illness lasted about six months, though he health had been declining for some time prior to that period. She first received hospital treatment at Mt. Vernon, Ohio, while a guest at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grace Miller, and was afterwards treated in one of the Washington, D.C., institutions. She was brought to her home at Stanley several months ago. Her illness represented a complications of troubles, one phase of which was sleeping sickness… She leaves her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Miller, and one son, Clyde Purdham, of Pittsburgh. The funeral which took place at Stanley yesterday was conducted by Eld. Neff, of New Market… Mrs. Purdham had been a member of the Adventist church since early years…