David Knighting Resources
PAGE NEWS & COURIER 1931-1940, Part 1
MRS. ANNIE H. ALESHIRE
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Jan 1932
DEATH OF MRS. J.E. ALESHIRE IN BALTIMORE
Mrs. Annie H. Aleshire, of Baltimore, widow of J. Edward Aleshire, and mother of D.F. Aleshire of the Page Theatre, died at her home at 1619 E. 33d St. Baltimore, Md., at 7: a.m., on Wednesday after several years' illness with heart trouble and complications. For the last three months she had been bedfast. Her husband, also a native of Page, died on April 6, 1931.
Mrs. Aleshire, who was a Miss Knight of Alma, this county, was married to Mr. Aleshire, about forty-two years ago. Not long after their marriage, the couple located in Kansas, but moved back to Page in a few years. About twenty years ago, they located in Baltimore, where Mr. Aleshire worked at his trade of carpenter. They were both faithful members of the Old School Baptist church...
Since her husband's death, Mrs. Aleshire has been residing in Baltimore with her two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Mamie) Burkhardt and Miss Effie Aleshire. The other surviving children are Mrs. Irvin (Bernice) Charbonnet, Baltimore, Mrs. Irvin (Lelia) Sperry, of Tenafly, N.J., Bryan Aleshire, of Baltimore and D.F. Aleshire, of Luray. One son, Isaac, enlisted man in the U.S. navy died during the World War... Mrs. Aleshire's funeral will be held at 1 p.m., today from the home with burial by the side of her husband in Woodlawn cemetery, Baltimore, Eld. John B. Jenkins, from near Leaksville, accompanied by Mrs. Jenkins, has gone to Baltimore to conduct the services...
CHARLES LEE ALESHIRE
Page News & Courier, Friday 6 Oct 1939
Former Page Resident Dies In Indiana
Charles Lee Aleshire, 77, well known Wabash township farmer residing two and one-half miles south of Berne, Ind., on U.S. road 27, died at 1:45 Saturday morning, Sept. 16, 1939. He had been ill since spring and death was attributed to a dropsical condition.
The decedent was born near Luray, Virginia, January 31, 1862, the son of Reuben and Sarah Brubaker Aleshire. He was married to Miss Blanche Miles on January 3, 1895 at Sidney, O.
Following their marriage the couple resided at Muncie for several years and then moved to Ohio. They moved to Indiana twenty-five years ago when Mr. Aleshire purchased what is known as the old John Hofstetter farm on the banks of the Wabash river.
Surviving are the widow and three sisters: Mrs. Lula Burner, Mrs. Mollie Shirley and Mrs. Susie Strickler, the latter three all of Luray, Va. One brother and four sisters are deceased: John B. Aleshire, Mrs. Mattie Price, Mrs. Emma C. Miller, Mrs. Sally S. Koontz, all of near Luray.
Funeral services were held at the home with the Rev. C.M. Fawns of Geneva officiating. The body was taken to Muncie where another rite was held at the Muncie cemetery chapel. Burial was made in the Beech Grove cemetery at Muncie.
MRS. IDA BELLE ALESHIRE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 15 Mar 1938
Death of Mrs. Aleshire
Mrs. Ida Belle Aleshire, of Stanley, wife of John W. Aleshire, died Sunday at her home at the age of 67 years.
Mrs. Aleshire was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Christman. She is survived by her husband, daughter, Miss Evelyn Virginia, at home and one brother, B.N. Christman, of Martinsburg, W.Va.
The funeral will be held Tuesday from the home at 11 a.m. with Rev. J.E. Tucker in charge of the services.
She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Graves Chapel.
JAMES E. ALESHIRE (I)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 7 Apr 1931
MR. ALESHIRE REPORTS FATHER'S DEATH
Denver F. Aleshire, who was called to Baltimore Friday by a message that his father, J. Edward Aleshire had suffered an alarming relapse, has notified relatives here that Mr. Aleshire passed away at 1:30 yesterday afternoon, and that the funeral will be held from the home in Baltimore at 11 a.m., Wednesday.
Mr. Alreshire has been in bad health for a year or more and has suffered a number of paralytic strokes. His wife, formerly a Miss Knight, has been ill for some time.. Both were from the Alma neighborhood, this county. Fuller details in our next issue.
JAMES EDWARD ALESHIRE (II)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 14 Apr 1931
FORMER PAGE CITIZEN DIES IN BALTIMORE
James Edward Aleshire, formerly of Alma, Page county, but for about twenty years a resident of Baltimore died at 1:30 p.m., on Monday, April 6, at his home 2752 Alameda Boulevard in the latter place, after more than a year of declining health. Mr. Aleshire was sixty-five years old, having been born Dec. 18, 1865. He was assisting his son, Byron, foreman on a big construction contract in Pennsylvania when he sustained a partial stroke of paralysis something over a year ago. At that time he returned to his home in Baltimore and eventually recovered to a considerable extent, visiting his son Denver F. Aleshire,at Luray and going around a good deal. Repeated strokes of paralysis caused him to become bedfast several months ago. A sudden change for the worse came at the week-end preceding his death.
Mr. Aleshire was the son of Isaac Aleshire, deceased, of this county. At the age of eighteen he went to Kansas with his brother, John W. Aleshire, and afterwards homesteaded a farm at Trinidad, Colo. Shortly afterwards he returned to Page county and married Miss Annie H. Knight, of Alma, who survives him after a wedded life of about forty-two years. The couple not long after their marriage located in Kansas but moved back to Page county in a few years. Mr. Aleshire’s length of residence in the West was about five years in all. At one time he was engaged in overland freight service between Colorado and Kansas. In this county he was largely engaged in farming. When he located in Baltimore he returned to his trade of carpenter at which he was an expert.
The surviving children are Denver F. Aleshire, president and manager of the Page Theatre, Luray, Va., Bryan Aleshire, of Baltimore a foreman on contracting work; Mrs. I.T. (Bernice) Charbonnet, of Balrimore; Miss Effie Aleshire, who lived with her parents; Mrs. I.L. (Lela) Sperry of N.Y. City; Mrs. H.E. (Mary) Burkholdt, of Washington, D.C. One son, Isaac, an enlisted man in the U.S. Navy, died during the World War. All of the children were at their father’s funeral…
MRS. KATE ALESHIRE
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Jan 1934
MRS. ALESHIRE BURIED AT OLD HOME
Mrs. Kate Aleshire, aged 74, wife of Wesley Aleshire, died in Hagerstown, Md., Tuesday after a week's illness with paralysis and was buried in the Alma Lutheran cemetery yesterday after services in the Alma Old School Baptist church by Eld. J.B. Jenkins, of Page, and Eld. J.T. Power, of Martinsburg, W.Va.
Mr. and Mrs. Aleshire sold their farm near Leaksville to John Knight thirteen years ago and bought a place near Hagerstown in which city their children had located. Later they sold their place and lived with their children. Mrs. Aleshire was in good health till her last illness. Her husband who is in his 83rd year is rather feeble. The couple have the following children: Basil Aleshire, Mrs. Mattie Ritter and Mrs. Bettie Dick, all of Hagerstown.
Mrs. Aleshire was a daughter of Russell Jenkins, deceased, of Alma. She leaves two half brothers and a half sister, David and Charles Jenkins and Mrs. George Nauman, all of Ohio. Her full brothers and sisters are all dead. They were Mrs. William Martin, Mrs. George Lucas, William A. Jenkins, and Robert Jenkins, of this county, and Philip Jenkins, of the West.
Mrs. Aleshire had been a member of the Old School Baptist church thirty years... After leaving this county she had her membership moved to one of Eld. Power's churches.
MRS. MAMIE ALESHIRE
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Aug 1932
Mrs. Mamie Aleshire, widow of Edgar Aleshire, died yesterday at the home of her mother, Mrs. W.B. Cubbage, near Springfield. Death followed a long period of ill health due to tuberculosis. She leaves a child about five years old, her mother and several sisters. Funeral at the house at 10 a.m., Saturday by Eld. A.W. Campbell with burial in the John D. Ruffner graveyard.
MRS. MARY ANN ALESHIRE
Page News & Courier, Friday 6 Feb 1931
MRS. J.W. ALESHIRE DIES IN KANSAS
(From St. John, Kans., newspaper)
Mrs.J.W. Aleshire, one of St. John’s finest old ladies, passed away at 10:16 Thursday night January 17th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mabel Baker of South Main St.
Mrs. Aleshire had been in very poor health for some time, but apoplexy is said to have been the direct cause of her death.
Funeral services were conducted from the Baker home Monday afternoon at half past two o’clock by Rev. W.M. Austin, pastor of the First Methodist church, interment following in Fairview cemetery by the side of her husband, who passed away only recently.
Mary Ann Aleshire, daughter of George W. and Susan Short, was born at Luray, Virginia, July 8, 1856 and departed this life at 10:16 p.m., January 17th, 1931, at the age of 74 years, 6 months and nine days.
She was united in marriage with John W. Aleshire (late deceased) July 8, 1873, in Virginia. To this union seven children were born- all daughters. Five of the daughters survive their mother. They are Mrs. H.F. Cornwell, St. John, Kan.; Mrs. N.E. Baker, St. John. Kan., Mrs. W.T. Shute, Dodge City, Kan.; Mrs. R.H. Shute, Mackville, Kansas, and Mrs. Glen Arnold, San Angelo, Tex.
Mrs. Aleshire with her husband and all children, but the youngest, (Mrs. Arnold, who was born in Stafford county) moved from Virginia to Kansas in March, 1885, locating at Great Bend. In the fall of 1893, the family moved to Oklahoma, where Mr. Aleshire homesteaded land near the town of Aline and where the family resided for seventeen years, moving from Oklahoma to Cowley county, Kansas. In the year 1919, Mr. and Mrs. Aleshire moved to St. John, Kan., which was their home until their death.
In 1877, Mrs. Aleshire united with the Methodist Church at Great Bend, Kansas, and remained a consistent worker until the end.
Mrs. Aleshire leaves to mourn her loss, five daughters, nineteen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, one brother and five sisters…
MRS. MOLLY ALESHIRE
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 Sep 1937
Death of Mrs. Kirby Aleshire
Mrs. Molly Foster Aleshire died at the home of her husband, Kirby F. Aleshire, near Long, on Tuesday morning after an illness of a number of years, the immediate cause of her death being tumor of the brain. Mrs. Aleshire, who was nearing her 50th birthday was a daughter of Eld. Joseph Foster, deceased, for many years a well known Brethren minister, of near Luray… Besides her husband, she is survived by the following children: Miss Hollis, R.N., Harrisonburg; Carson Aleshire, Luray; Robert, Daniel, Calvin, Louis and Miss Ruth, at home; a sister, Mrs. Emma Mayes, near Long and brother, Eld. Joseph Foster, near Bridgewater, also survive. A brother, Jacob E. Foster, and Mrs. Mattie Jenkins are deceased… She had been a consistent member of Mt. Zion Brethren since early girlhood. Her funeral was held Thursday at Mt. Zion Brethren Church, with her pastor, the Rev. A.J. Caricofe, in charge of the services. Burial at Mt. Zion church cemetery.
MRS. NANCY N. ALESHIRE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Dec 1935
DEATH OF MRS. ALESHIRE
Mrs. Nancy N. Aleshire, familiarly known as “Aunt Nancy” of near Cavetown, died at her home on Friday after a lingering illness. She was eighty-two years old and her death was cause by infirmities of old age. She was the widow of Jacob Aleshire and leaves one living daughter. Two children preceded her in death. Funeral services were held from the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren on Sunday with Rev. B.D. Castor conducting the services. Mrs. Aleshire was a consistent member of the Lutheran church and a worker when her health permitted her to be.
VIOLET ROULETTE ALESHIRE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 19 Sep 1932
DEATH OF VIOLET ROULETTE ALESHIRE
Violet Roulette Aleshire, aged 11 years daughter of Clyde L. and Mrs. Lilly Aleshire, of the Roudabush orchards north of Luray, died at 5:25 a.m., on Friday at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital... The little girl was born March 20, 1921. He health had never been good and she was much afflicted for the last few years. Death is attributed to tubercular meningitis. She is survived by her parents two brothers, Edward and James, and two sisters, Alma and Caroline, all at home. The burial took place at the Stanley Adventist church at 11 a.m., on Sunday with services by Rev. J.E. Tucker...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 20 Sep 1938
Albert Alger, aged 28, of near Rileyville, was instantly killed at 8:30 Saturday night when his automobile plunged over the abutment in the Steep Hollow railroad bridge north of Luray on the Eastside Highway.
The car went down a 30-foot embankment and skid marks indicated that lger, the only occupant of the machine, attempted to stop before reaching the bridge over the Nortfolk and Western railway tracks.
J. Manuel, a neighbor, heard the crash as the car went down the embankment, and was the first to reach the scene. He found the driver dead and the car virtually demolished.
Alger had been working in Buena Vista and had visited two brothers in Winchester before starting for his home at Rileyville. Members of his family in Rileyville did not know he was in the vicinity until they learned of his death.
Officers said Alger apparently lost control of his machine in approaching the bridge and the car careened over the embankment.
Funeral services for Alger were held from the Compton Brethren Church Monday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. A.J. Caricofe officiating.
CLAUDE R. ALGER
Page News & Courier, Friday 21 Oct 1938
Child Scalded To Death From Fall In Hot Water
Claude R. Alger, age two, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Alger of Millwood was burned so badly on Monday evening of last week that he died late Wednesday.
The child was playing with his dog in the house and while his mother left him to secure a bucket of cold water from the stream, he went out to the porch and fell backwards into a pail of hot water left there for washing purposes. The child was badly scaled but had managed to clamber out of the bucket when his mother found him. Mrs. Alger took her child to Dr. Smith immediately but in spite of the efforts of both a doctor and nurse, Mrs. Pyne, they were unabel to save the child's lie. He was buried in the family lot at Newport, in Page county where services were conducted by the pastor, the Reverend Sheetz of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is survived by his father, mother and one brother- Clarke Courier.
(The deceased infant's parents were formerly of the Mill Creek section, in this county.)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 16 Feb 1937
Death of Child
Daniel, 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Alger, living on the Boom, died at the Page Memorial Hospital on Friday morning, where he had been an inmate for several weeks with a brain tumor. Besides his parents he is survived by a number of brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were held at the Bradley Funeral home on Saturday by the Rev. P.E. Shultz. Interment in the Evergreen cemetery.
DAVID F. ALGER
Page News & Courier, Friday 9 Aug 1935
DAVID F. ALGER DIES AT NEWPORT
David F. Alger, aged 65 years died at his home near Newport on Wednesday about 10 o'clock after an illness of several months. Mr. Alger had been under the local physician's care for a long time and has been to the Harrisonburg hospital at different times.
Mr. Alger is survived by his widow who was Miss Laura Campbell, daughter of Andrew Campbell and the following children: Mrs. Grover Stoneberger, Charlie and Herbert Campbell all of Battle Creek, Milton and Cletus Campbell of Hagerstown, Md., and Hugh Campbell of Hancock, Md. One sister, Mrs. Artie Oden of Mt. Jackson alos survives.
The funeral will be conducted at the Alger home by Rev. A.W. Andes with burial in the family cemetery nearby at 2 p.m. today (Friday)
MRS. HENRY ALGER (NEE WOODWARD)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 3 Aug 1937
Death of Mrs. Henry Alger
Mrs. Henry Alger, aged about 35 years, died in a State sanitorium, near Richmond, on Saturday. She had been an inmate at the institution for some time and had been ill for a year or more with tuberculosis. Her body was brought here on Sunday. Before marriage she was a Miss Woodward, and was born in the Blue Ridge, above Ida. She is survived by her husband, her parents and the following children:- James, Early, Jessie, Bessie, Ellis, John, Samuel, David and Paul and one child quite young. Her burial took place Sunday in Evergreen cemetery, with the Rev. P.E. Shultz, of the Episcopal church, in charge of the services.
MRS. JACOB ALGER (I) (FANNIE)
Page News & Courier, Friday 13 Dec 1935
RILEYVILLE WOMAN DIES FROM TULARAEMIA OR RABBIT FEVER
The first fatality of Tularaemia or rabbit fever occurred in this county on Tuesday when Mrs. Jacob Alger of Riileyville died at the hoem of her daughter, Mrs. Glendon Fox, north of Luray. Mrs. Fox, her daughter, who had been ill for the past five weeks with the disease was being nursed by her mother, who it is said, contracted the disease from her. The daughter, Mrs. Fox, is improving.
The disease was contracted, it is said, from dressing rabbits that were affected with this disease. It is reported that there is another case of Tularaemia in the county.
Mrs. Alger is survived her husband and ten children among whom are Mrs. Grace Seakford of Philadelphia; Landon Alger of Covington; Melvin Alger of Silver Springs, Md.; Zenia Alger of Harrisonburg; Claude and Amos Alger of Hagerstown.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the home at 2:30 p.m. conducted by Rev. A.J. Caricofe assisted by Rev. J.W. Whitsell with burial in the family cemetery.
She was a consistent member of the Christian Church.
MRS. FANNIE BELL ALGER (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 20 Dec 1935
DEATH OF MRS. JACOB V. ALGER
Mrs. Fannie Bell McInturff Alger, wife of Jacob V. Alger of Rileyville died early Tuesday morning, December 10, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. Glendon Fox at Springfield. Her health had been declining for some time. It is believed that the main cause of her death was tularaemia, although a complication of diseases set in.
She as born in Illinois, sixty-three years ago and was married to Jacob V. Alger over forty-two years ago. Mrs. Alger was the daughter of Amos and Louisa McInturff, both deceased. She is survived by one brother, Carpus McInturff of Wheeler, Ill., and one sister, Mrs. Jennie Shipe in Powell’s Fort. Mrs. Alger in spite of her declining health in the past few years fought to the last to be a kind, loving, Christian friend… She became a member of the Christian Church at Seven Fountains when she was a young girl.
Besides her husband she is survived by the following children, Landon, Covington, Va.; Amos, Hagerstown, Md.; Claude, Washington, D.C.; Melvin and Ivan at home; Mrs. Grace Seekford, Philadelphia, Pa.; Mrs. Dora Lee Getz, Oak Hill, Va.; Mrs. Reta Tabler. Martinsburg, W.Va.; Mrs. Esteline Fox, Springfield and Miss Xenia at Harrisonburg.
The funeral took place at her home at Rileyville at 2 p.m. on Wednesday with the Rev. A.J. Caricofe officiating, assisted by Rev. Whitesell. Interment was made in the Benjamin Wood Cemetery.
MRS. MARY PETTIT ALGER
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Feb 1937
Mrs. Mary Pettit Alger Dead
Mrs. Mary Pettit Alger, aged 85 years and 22 days, died at six o'clock Monday morning at the home of her daughter. She was the wife of Leroy E. Alger, who died 24 years ago. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Mary Miesner, of West Newton, Pa.; John Alger, Martinsburg, W.Va.; Mrs. Ada Shaner, and Mrs. J.E. Comer, of West Newton, Pa.; Thomas Alger, of Donora, Pa.; Mrs. Lydia M. Michael, of Ellwood city, Pa.; Mrs. Rachel Skelton, of Connellsville, Pa.; Mrs. Lucy McIntyre, of West Newton and 53 grandchildren.
MRS. PHILIP ALGER (JANE)
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Sep 1931
MRS. PHILIP ALGER DEAD
Mrs. Philip Alger, aged 75 years, died at her home at East Point, Rockingham county on Aug. 22. She was a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary E. Rhinehart, of Battle Creek, this county, and was the last survivor of her family.
She is survived by the following children: Howard and Hunter Alger, and Mrs. Beulah McDonald, all at home, and Mrs. Emma Lam, of Rockingham, and another married daughter who lives near Warrenton, Va., whose name could not be secured.
Funeral services were held at her late home on Monday following her death, with interment in the Dovel graveyard nearby. Rev. A.W. Andes, officiating…
MRS. JOSIE ALGER
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 Jun 1938
Mrs. Josie Alger of Elkton Dies
Mrs. Josie Alger, aged 46, of Elkton, died Tuesday at 12:30 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Alger was a daughter of the late Henry and Ardista Meadows and was born June 27, 1891 near Jolletts in Page County.
She is survived by six children: William Alger, John Alger, Mrs. Ethel Wyant, of Elkton; Mrs. Edith Samuels, of Jolletts; Miss Elsie Alger and Alva Lee Alger at home; two sisters, Mrs. Vergie Meadows, Mrs. Emma Lam; two brothers, Bud Meadows and Tom Meadows, and 14 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 10:30 from the Pentecostal Church at Elkton. Services were in charge of her pastor, Rev. Edgar Ritenour.
MRS. MATTIE ALGER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 Sep 1938
Death of Mrs. Mattie Alger
Mrs. Mattie Alger, 54, wife of Isaac N. Alger, died Friday morning of paralysis after being a semi-invalid for several years. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Chrisman, deceased, of Warren County.
She is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. Byron Guy, of Bentonville, Virginia; Mrs. Victor Morrison, Lewis, Robert and Mattie Alger at home. The step-children surviving are: Charles Alger, of Winchester; Mrs. Harry Deavers, of Browntown; Mrs. Bill Fristoe, of Bentonville; Albert Alger, at home; Frank Alger, of Winchester; Virgil Alger, of Bentonville, and Mrs. Wayne Miller, of Washington, D.C.; thirteen grandchildren and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Pete Deavers, of Front Royal; Mrs. Thomas Rose, of Upperville; Mrs. Herb Williams, of Bentonville; Mrs. Edd Alger, of Rileyville and Mrs. Everett Cullers, of Bentonville. One brother, Dave Chrisman, of Bentonville, and one sister, Mrs. Frank Kelly, of Bentonville, are deceased.
The funeral was held Sunday, at 3 p.m., from the Compton Church of the Brethren of which she had been a member for the past ten years. Her pastor, the Rev. A.J. Caricofe, conducted the services. Interment took place in the Alger cemetery north of Compton.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 3 Aug 1937
Death of Ashby E. Armentrout
Ashby E. Armentrout, aged 31 years, son of Herbert Armentrout, a veteran painter of Shenandoah, died in the Blue Ridge Sanatarium on Sunday after being a patient in that institution for several months. His mother, was before marriage, Miss Mary Long. She has been dead a number of years.
He is survived by his wife, who was before marriage Miss Edna Stoneberger, and two daughters, both at home. Two daughters also survive by a former marriage.
The funeral will be conducted today, Tuesday, in the Lutheran Church with Rev. C.L. Hunt in charge of the services. Interment will take place in the U.B. Cemetery.
MRS. ELIZABETH F. ATHEY
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Feb 1935
DEATH OF MRS. ATHEY
Mrs. Elizabeth F. Athey, widow of Joseph O. Athey, deceased, of Winchester, Va., died of pneumonia in the Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore, Friday, Jan. 25, at three o’clock P.M. She had been in ill health only nine days. She was a resident of Page county until May 1932, when she left here and located in Winchester, where she married Joseph Athey, a World War veteran of that city, the marriage taking place August 7, 1933. He preceded her in death Nov. 24, 1933. They had no children. She is a daughter of James R. Campbell, now living on the Rae T. Koontz farm on the Hawksbill. She was born at Stanley, this county, January 14, 1912, being at the time of her death 23 years and 11 days of age. Her mother before marriage was Miss Sallie May Hughes, daughter of Herman Hughes, deceased. She is survived by her father and mother, and four brothers, James Chase, Millard and Wetzel Campbell, all at home. One sister died in infancy. The body was conveyed from Baltimore to her home in this county on Tuesday by Tucker’s funeral ambulance. The funeral was held from Gochenour’s Chapel church of the Brethren on Wednesday at 2 o’clock with services by Rev. J.E. Tucker of the Stanley Baptist church and interment in the Hughes graveyard…
MRS. ANITA MAUDE ATKINS
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Jun 1932
SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. GEO. ATKINS
Mrs. Anita Maude Atkins, wife of George Atkins, living on the Lee Highway just above Beahm postoffice on the Page side of the Blue Ridge, died very suddenly at her home Tuesday morning, death ensuing in one hour after she was stricken. The rupture of a blood vessel in her head is given as the cause of her death. Mrs. Atkins had had high blood pressure for a year or more... She was fifty-two years old, having been born July 5, 1880.
... She was a daughter of the late B.F. and Josephine Butler Beahm, and was born at the old toll gate on the Ridge, near the present Beahm postoffice. She was married thirty-two years ago to George Atkins, Jr., of Beahm, who survives her with the following children: Mrs. Roxie Clator, Mrs. Roscoe Bruce, Mrs. Ennis Leake, Mrs. Catherine Brown and Carlton Atkins, all of Sperryville, and Frank, Edna, Malcolm, Virginia, Galken and May Atkins, at home. The youngest child is ten years old. Frank Atkins, one of her sons came home a few weeks ago after being in Ohio for three years. Her surviving brothers and sisters are Mrs. I.E. Stombock and Mrs. Mamie Brown, of Luray, Charles Beahm, of Griffith's store, east of tyown, John Beahm, of Philadelphia, Penna., William T. Beahm and Robert Beahm of Beahm post office, and Mrs. Edwin Clendenon, of Donora, Pa. A brother Jacob Beahm died recently.... funeral and burial at Beahm;s Chapel on Wednesday. Mrs. Atkins was a member of the Morning Star Lutheran church from early years...
MRS. FANNIE ATKINS
Page News & Courier, Friday 13 Jan 1939
Mrs. J.A. Atkins Dies At Sperryville
Mrs. Fannie Johnson Atkins, 73, wife of James A. Atkins, died of a hear ailment at an early hour on Saturday morning at her home near Sperryville. She had been ill several weeks. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the home with burial in the family burying ground nearby. Elder Albert Sudduth, pastor of the Old School Baptist Church officiated.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Atkins is survived by two sons, Willie Atkins of Brandy and Charlie, at home and four daughters, Mrs. Ethel Lyner and Misses Nellie and Pattie Atkins, at home, and Mrs. Ira Frazier, of Arlington, and a number of grandchildren.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 3 Sep 1935
DEATH OF SAM ATKINS
Sam Atkins, aged about seventy years, died at the home of his niece, Mrs. Clarence Pullen near Panorama on Monday about 7 a.m. Mr. Atkins was the son of the late Kelley Atkins and a brother of J.W. (Mann) Atkins, of Luray. The deceased was born and reared in Rappahannock County but spent the most of his life in Ohio. His health began to fail and he returned to his native heath about a year ago.
He is survived by one son A.R. Atkins of Cleveland, Ohio, two daughters Mrs. A.P. Barber, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Mrs. A.R. Atkins of Washington, D.C.
Funeral arrangements were not complete when this information was secured.
CHARLES FRANKLIN BAILEY
Page News & Courier, Friday 20 Jan 1939
Death of C.F. Bailey
Charlie Franklin Bailey went to sleep in Jesus January 13, 1939. He had been in failing health for a good many years but was taken seriously ill one week before his death. He was a son of Gilbert E. (deceased) and Serena Bailey, of Weaver Hollow. He was born April 1, 1898 being 40 years, 9 months and 12 days old.
Mr. Bailey is survived by his aged mother, three sisters, three brothers and six children, Bertha, Floyd, Ausby, Clarence, Owen and Louis, all at home.
Most of his life was spent in Weaver Hollow until the Government moved him off the Park land down near Honeyville in the early summer of 1938.
He was born in God's kingdom under the preaching of Brother P.A. Fread a few years past and lived under the Pentecostal Blessing until his death... His life was very hard in this world, his wife having preceded him to the grave, leaving him with his children to care for not being strong enough to work much.
His funeral was conducted Sunday in Weaver Hollow mission by Brother Edgar Ridenour, of Elkton, his pastor being absent. He was laid to rest by the side of his wife in Jolletts cemetery.
JOHN ASHBY BAILEY
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Sep 1937
John Ashby Bailey Dies After Long Illness
John Ashby Bailey, aged 58 years, died at the home of his brother, R.F.D Carrier, T.J. Bailey, near Stanley, August 31, after an illness lasting several years from heart dropsy. The deceased was employed for eighteen years with the Strickler Milling Co., in Harrisonburg. He resigned two years ago after his health failed and since that time he had resided with his brother at Stanley. He was a son of the late James Harvey and Mary C. Keyser Bailey and was born in Page County. He is survived by one daughter, Miss Mary K. Bailey, of Baltimore, and the following brothers and a sister: T.J. Bailey, R. Lester Bailey, George N. Bailey, Solon F. Bailey, and Mrs. I.A. Hutchinson, all of the Stanley and Marksville neighborhoods...
Mr. Bailey's funeral was held from the Episcopal Mission in Pine Grove at 2 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon, conducted by his pastor, the Rev. P.E. Shultz, assisted by Arthur Brandt, student minister. Burial in the Bailey family graveyard...
THOMAS H. BARHAM
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 23 Aug 1932
THE NINE BARHAM CHILDREN BURY THEIR FATHER AT LURAY
The funeral of Thomas H. Barham, age 80, of Strasburg, a native of Page county and almost a life-long resident of this community was held from Main Street Baptist Church, Luray, at 2:30 p.m. on Friday with services by Eld. Arthur W. Campbell, and interment in Green Hill cemetery. All of Mr. Barham's nine children with members of their familes were present the number including Robert Barham, of Wincheser, D.H. Barham, of Baltimore, Roscoe Barham, of Washington, D.C., Thurman Barham, of Luray, Mrs. Sam Huffman, of Waterlick, Va., Mrs. Lester Kibler, of Boyce, Va., Mrs. Thomas Strickler, of Strasburg, Mrs. Loring Pingley, of Winchester, and Mrs. C.B. Mauck, of Luray.
Mr. Barham died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Strickler, in Strasburg, at 11 p.m., last Wednesday... His wife who was a sister of the late George W. Judd, of Fairview, this county, died six years ago...
Born West of the river, near Bixler's Ferry, in Page county, on Feb. 27, 1852, Mr. Barham spent all his life in this county until a decade ago. He was a master plasterer... he taught his trade to his large family of sons. He was the last of his family, his deceased brothers and sisters having been Charles and William Barham, of Edinburg, Benjamin Barham, of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Jacob Williams, of Culpeper county, and Miss Mattie Barham, of Luray...
JAMES R. BAUSERMAN
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Feb 1939
James R. Bauserman Passes
James R. Bauserman, a native of Shenandoah County, passed away at his home in Woodstock yesterday after being in declining health for the past year. He had been ill about a month. Mr. Bauserman, a former resident of East Luray, has been living in Shenandoah County for a number of years. He married Miss Flora Bradley, a sister of Charles Bradley, of this county. To this union three childreen, all of whom survive: Mrs. Ainutt (Gladys), of Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Paul (Marguerite) Sours, of Luray; and Early with whom he resided. Mr. Bradley was abrother to George Henry and J.M. Bauserman, all of Shenandoah County and is closely related to the Bausermans in Page. Besides his children Mr. Bauserman is survived by his second wife, who is a lady from the Capitol City.
The last rites will be held from the home in Woodstock Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment will take place in the Woodstock cemetery...
ANDREW JACKSON BEAHM
Page News & Courier, Friday 13 Dec 1935
DEATH OF AGED CITIZENS
Andrew Jackson Beahm, a resident of Rileyville section practically his entire lifetime, passed away at his home at an early hour on Wednesday. Mr. Beahm had been in failing health for sometime and the immediate cause of his demise was the infirmities of old age.
He was born near the scene of his death...
He had been a member of the Church of the Brethren for many years and his funeral was conducted from his home at 10:30 Thursday by his pastor, Rev. A.J. Caricofe.
He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Nancy Foster and two daughters, Mrs. A.J. Young and Mrs. Rosa Knott of Rileyville. He is also survived by eight grandchildren.
MRS. NANCY BEAHM
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 16 Feb 1937
Mrs. Andrew J. Beahm Dies
Mrs. Nancy Beahm, aged about eighty years, widow of the late Andrew J. Beahm, died at her home two miles east of Rileyville on Saturday, February 13. She had been ill for some months and the immediate cause of her death was due to the infirmities of old age. Her funeral was held on Sunday from her late home with Rev. Jones and Rev. A.J. Caricofe in charge of the services. She was a member of the Rileyville Baptist Church. Interment in the family graveyard nearby. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. A.J. Young, of Rileyville and Mrs. L.A. Knott, of Luray.
MISS ELIZA C. BERREY
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 8 Dec 1936
Death of Miss Eliza C. Berrey
Miss Eliza C. Berrey, aged 85 years, died at an early hour Saturday morning at the home of R.S. Broyles of East Luray. She was born in Madison County, Virginia, and was the daughter of the late Eziekel and Susan F. Berrey. She had been an invalid since birth and for about thirty-five years she had been tenderly cared for by Mrs. Nelia Broyles. Her mother by a later marriage became Mrs. A.J. Broyles and was one of the pioneer residents of East Luray.
She is survived by one-half brother, J.R. Broyles, if Ida. Two full brothers, Thomas J. Berrey and Eziekel Berrey, of Luray, are deceased.
The burial was held from her late home, Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock, by Dr. T. Ryland Sanford, of the Main Street Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Green Hill Cemetery.
ISAAC HUBERT BERRY
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 7 Sep 1937
Isaac Berry Dies Near Marksville
Isaac Hubert Berry, a respected citizen, living on the Whitesell farm in Marksville District, died Friday morning after several months illness. The deceased was sixty five years and seventeen days old. He is the son of Henry and Betty Purdham Berry.
He is survived by his wife and the following children: Tom, Claude, Earl and Mrs. Virginia Burner, all of Marksville district. A brother, Lous Berry, of Luray and Mrs. Ed. (Annie) Weekly, of Pine Grove section, also survives. The deceased was a consistent member of the Hawksbill Old School Baptist Church for many years. His funeral was conducted at Graves Chapel by his pastor, Elder R.H. Pittman, of Luray. Interment in the cemetery nearby.
CORA V. BILLER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 4 AUg 1931
DEATH OF MRS. CORA BILLER
Mrs. Cora V. Biller, widow of Noah Biller, died at her home, near Battle Creek on Saturday morning, July 25th, age 51 years, 1 month. She was twice married, her first husband was Amos Freeze who was killed bu the fall of a tree about six years ago. Her surviving children are Arthur, Joe, Frank, Charley, Robert, and Mary Freeze, of Page; Mrs. Alice Morris, of Baltimore; Mrs. Nellie Tusing, of Fort Bragg, N.C. She was a daughter of Zachariah Alger and leaves the following brothers and one sister: G.W. Alger, of Roanoke, Va.; Wm. and Thomas Alger and Mrs. Mary F. Smith, of Page county. She belonged to the Pentecostal church at Battle Creek. She was buried in the old Alger graveyard, by the side of her father.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday, 8 Sep 1936
STANLEY CITIZEN DIES AT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Ernest Blosser, popularly known as “Type” Blosser, died at the University Hospital, early Monday morning, Sept. 7. Mr. Blosser’s health had been bad for several months, and he has been in the University Hospital for nearly four weeks. When he was first taken to the hospital authorities there refused to operate for his ailment and his heart and general condition has been so bad that members of the family feared to bring him home after being informed that he would probably die enroute. Members of his family were preparing to leave for the hospital when informed of his death.
Mr. Blosser was sixty-one years old last November. He is survived by one son, Clyde, and by his widow, who before marriage was Lucy Good, daughter of Charlie Good. He is also survived by two brothers- Tom Blosser and Ab Blosser, and a sister, Mrs. Jennie Painter, wife of the late Peter Painter. Another brother, Dave has been dead for many years. His two surviving brothers were at the hospital last week and gave two blood transfusions, the doctors resorting to this as a last resort to restore his fast-ebbing strength.
Full details of the funeral have not been made public, but he probably will be buried at the Adventist cemetery, west of Stanley.
MRS. IDA BLOSSER (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 Jan 1931
DEATH OF MRS. IDA BLOSSER
Mrs. Ida Blosser, widow of Timothy Blosser, died at her home near Stanley at 5:30 a.m., Wednesday, after three or four years of declining health from tuberculosis. Mrs. Blosser, who was about sixty years old, was a daughter of the late Peter Painter of John. Her first husband was William Butler. After his deceased she married Timothy Blosser. She was a member of the Stanley Adventist church and was highly respected. The funeral and interment will take place at that church Saturday morning.
Mrs. Blosser is survived by the following children: Mrs. William Lowrey, Mrs. Vernon Dovel, Mrs. William Turner and Mrs. Frank Foltz, all of near Stanley, and one son, William Butler, of the U.S. Army Medical Corps in South Carolina.
All of the children are by the first marriage except Mrs. Frank Foltz.
MRS. IDA BLOSSER (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 9 Jan 1931
DEATH OF MRS. BLOSSER
Mrs. Ida J. Blosser of West Stanley daughter of the late Peter Painter was born August 1, 1868 and died December 31, 1930 age 62 years and 5 months.
She was twice married her first marriage was to William D. Butler. To this union was given nine children four of whom survive her. They are as follows- Mrs. Lucy Laurey, Mrs. Sallie Dovel, Mrs. Zula Turner all of Stanley and W.M. Butler who is now in failing health in the Soldier’s Home in Johnson City, Tenn.
Her second husband was Timothy Blosser and to them was given one daughter, Mrs. May Foltz. She leaves eighteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: William, Albert, Luther, Harry and Frank Painter, Mrs. Jacob Dovel and Mrs. George Bradley. Also the following half brothers and sisters: Mrs. Antie Yule, Mrs. Marion Young, Mrs. Rudolph Dinges and Carson Painter all of Stanley neighborhood.
Mrs. Blosser has been in failing health for sixteen months. Bur a patient uncomplaining sufferer…
She connected herself with the Seventh Day Adventist church about twenty years ago, and she passed away a strong believer in that faith…
The funeral took place Saturday at eleven o’clock at the Adventist church west of Stanley. Services were conducted by Elder James Smith of New Market…
GEORGE P. BOOTON
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 4 Jul 1939
Stanley Citizen Dies At R.M. Hospital
George P. Booton, former restaurant proprietor and present member of the Stanley Town Council, died in the Harrisonburg hospital, Sunday after a lingering illness.
Mr. Booton, who was 73 years old, was born in Page County. He worked in Maryland for a number of years. He was an electrician for the old Shenandoah River Light and Power Company, at Luray for many years. He was also an expert jeweler, and was located in this business at Luray and Shenandoah.
He is survived by two brothers, John and Kirby Booton, of Shenandoah, and two sisters, Miss Alice Booton, Stanley, and Mrs. Printz, of Charles Town, W.Va.
Mr. Booton was an office in the Masonic fraternity, which order will be in charge of the funeral at the home at 2 p.m. (today) Tuesday. Burial in Shenandoah.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 9 May 1939
Death of Charles Bowen
Charles W. Bowen, aged about 64 years, a native of Page county, where for many years he was engaged in the lumber, sawmill and other enterprises and a mechanic of unusual ability, died on Saturday at his home in Pennsylvania. Mr. Bowen, with several of his sons, for a number of years has been engaged in the sawmill, lathe and stave business near Spring City. This place is Phoenixville, a city of considerable importance.
Mr. Bowen was born in the Cavetown neighborhood of this county, was a son of the late John Isaac Bowen and has a large relationship in different parts of the county… He was a man of more than ordinary intelligence, his early opportunities for an education taken into consideration. He was one of the county’s old time fiddlers and on different occasions gave musical concerts in public places and private homes in this county.
He is survived by his widow, who before marriage was Miss Ollie B. Presgraves, a daughter of the late Samuel Presgraves, of Luray, in addition to leaving several sons.
Most of these boys are engaged in different lines of business in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. He is a brother of Mrs. Simon Foster, of the Cavetown neighborhood. Mrs. Ethel Foster Huffman, of Shady Grove tourist home, a few miles east of Luray, is a near relative of the dead man. Several months ago he returned to his home in Pennsylvania, after spending several weeks in Page, lured here with the hope that a visit to the scenes of earlier life would bring a restoration of health.
At the News and Courier’s time for going to press no definite information is available as to the time and place of Mr. Bowen’s burial.
BOBBY RALPH BRADLEY (I)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 11 Apr 1939
Bobby Ralph, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bradley, of the Kimball section, age seven years, died at the Page Memorial Hospital on Sunday. The cause of the little boy's death was measles, followed by pneumonia. The funeral will be held at Beahm's Chapel at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Rev. B.D. Castor will be in charge of the funeral.
BOBBY RALPH BRADLEY (II)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 18 Apr 1939
Bobby Ralph Bradley Laid To Rest
Funeral services for Bobby Ralph Bradley, age 6 years, 10 months and 9 days, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph S. Bradley, of Mill Creek section were held Wednesday afternoon, April 12, at 2:00 p.m. at Beahm's Chapel. The services were conducted by Rev. D.B. Castor assisted by Rev. A.J. Caricofe, the family pastors. Interment was in the nearby cemetery...
ELDER DAVID BRADLEY
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 22 May 1934
ELDER DAVID BRADLEY DIES
Elder David Bradley, a minister of the Brethren church, died on Friday at the hospital where he has been a patient for the last thirty years. Elder Bradley belonged to one of the best known families of Page county, his father being the late William F. Bradley, of Stony Man, who many years ago was a mail carrier, between that place and Luray. Many years ago Elder Bradley was ordained a minister of the Brethren church, the ceremony being coincident with the ordination of Elder J.A. Racer, a well known minister of that denomination now living in Luray.
A great deal of Elder Bradley's early life was spent in the Stony Man neighborhood... After being a deep student of the Bible he was admitted to the ministry of the Brethren church...
His wife has been dead many years. She was a daughter of the late Isaac Campbell well known blacksmith of Stony Man village. Mrs. Bradley was also the sister of Edward P. Campbell, who succeeded his father at the blacksmith business at Stony man and who died a number of years ago.
The brothers of the dead man are Nathan Bradley, of Charles Town, W.Va., who has become prominent in Republican affairs of that State, and who at one time was postmaster of Charles Town, Jefferson county, for a number of years.... Another brother is Rev. William Bradley, a well-known Brethren minister, also of Jeffrson county, W.Va., and John G. Bradley, who lives on the Lee Highway seven miles east of Luray...
The sisters of Mr. Bradley are Mrs. Jennie Sours, of Hagerstown, Md., and Mrs. Mollie Judd, also of Hagerstown. The funeral of Elder Bradley took place from Beahm's Chapel on Sunday afternoon at three o'clock, the interment taking place in the cemetery nearby. Ministers in charge of the services were Elders J.A. Racer and H.F. Sours...
JOSEPH SAMUEL BRADLEY
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 27 Sep 1938
Answers Final Roll Call
Joseph Samuel Bradley, who for the past quarter of a century or more has been identified with the commercial life of Luray, died at his home on West Main Street, on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. after a lingering illness of several months duration. Mr. Bradley was perhaps more widely known than any other citizen in Page as he had been identified with the undertaking business at Luray since 1892. He was a master at the art of marble cutting and in the “hey day” of the Caverns rock business, he had no equal and in the shaping of the Caverns stones he could not be surpassed.
When the Second Virginia Regiment was formed he was made Regimental Quatermaster, under the late Col. Leedy and held this position for a number of years.
He was a son of the late George A. and Sophrina Bradley and was born near Morning Star, this county, where he spent his earlier life before moving to the Beahm’s Chapel section and later to Luray.
He was a member of the St. Mark’s Lutheran church, Luray, and was identified with a number of civic organizations.
His wife who survives was Miss Mattie Grandstaff, of Kimball.
The following children also survive:- Grady C. Bradley, of Hagerstown Mrs. Charles (Grace) Reid, Washington, Va.; Mrs. Ed. (Gladys) Williams, Washington, D.C. Guy Bradley, Southern States; Geary Bradley, Dennison, Ohio, one brother, I. Casper Bradley, of Luray, and one half brother, J. William Bradley, of Kimball.
The body will lie in state at the I.C. Bradley Funeral home Tuesday from 10 to 1:30. Services will be held at Beahm’s Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 in charge of his pastor, Rev. Glenn Boliek. Burial will be in Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery.
MRS. LUCY M. BRADLEY
Page News & Courier, Friday 6 Mar 1931
MRS. LUCY M. BRADLEY DIES IN 92d YEAR
Mrs. Lucy M. Bradley, widow of B.F. Bradley, died at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, at the old Bradley home near Bixler’s Ferry. She had attained the great age of 91, having been born in this county on February 7, 1840. Until six months ago she visited around among her children in the neighborhood and until two years ago was in the habit of attending church. Latterly she has failed fast but went around the house until a week before her deceased. Her hearing was excellent until the last. On account of an infected eye she had to have the member extracted some years ago, that being her only hospital experience. In the last few years her mind that had been so clear and alert lost some of its keenness… Mrs. Bradley lived at the old home place with her daughter, Miss Bertie Bradley. The other surviving children are Charles A. Bradley and Mrs. Will Bauserman, of Bixler’s Ferry, and Mrs. M. Lee Moyer and Mrs. A.BF. Griffith, of Luray. One daughter, Mrs. James M. Bauserman, is deceased. Her surviving step children are Mrs. Henry Merica, of Luray, and B. Casper Bradley, of Canton, O., while two, Mrs. David Burner, of Massanutten, this county and John Bradley, of California, are deceased. Mrs. Bradley had been a widow for forty-five years. She was a daughter of Charles B. Modesitt and Mrs. Elizabeth Kibler Modesitt, of upper Mill Creek, South of Luray, and was a sister of W. Stage Modesitt, of Luray, Mrs. I.N. Comer, of Leaksville and Miss Lydia Modesitt, at the old home place. One brother, C. Morgan Modesitt has died in recent years, while two of her brothers, John and Robert Modesittm were killed in the Confederate army.
From early life Mrs. Bradley was a member of the Primitive Baptist church…
The funeral was held at 3 p.m., on Wednesday from the Luray Old School Baptist church with services by Elders J.B. Jenkins and R.H. Pittman, and interment in Evergreen
MRS. EARLY BREEDEN
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 14 Dec 1937
Death of Mrs. Early Breeden
Mrs. Early Breeden died at her home near Marksville late Thursday afternoon after a lingering illness at the age of 66 years. Mr. and Mrs. Breeden were married 47 years ago, and their life was spent happily together. She is survived by the following children- Mrs. T.E. Owens, Reubin Breeden, Tom Breeden, Clarence Breeden, Cornelius Breeden, Mrs. Henry Cave, James Breeden, Mrs. Basil Owens, Front Royal and her husband, 27 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Her funeral was held at the S.D.A. Church, Stanley, Saturday at 1 p.m., with Eld. J.B. Jenkins in charge of the services. Interment in the Adventist cemetery.
EDWARD ERNEST BREEDEN
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 25 Oct 1938
Man Found Dead In R.R. Car
Edward Ernest Breeden, 61 year old retired Norfolk and Western railroad worker, was found dead in a box car in the yards at Shenandoah Sunday morning at 9:20 a.m.
Mr. Breeden was in the habit of removing the stripping out of an empty car for kindling. Page County Coroner Virgil Hammer said death was due to a heart attack.
He is survived by his wife, who was a Miss Dean of near Elkton, and the following children: Mrs. Viola Meadows, of Marksville; Mrs. Jacob Good, of Humes Run; Howard and Dorsey, Shenandoah, and Mrs. Alma Comer, of Comertown. One son, Lawrence, and a daughter, Mrs. Rosa Ryan, of Cumberland, Md., are deceased. He is also survived by thirty two grandchildren.
Mr. Breeden's death is the fifth death in the family in 7 years, the other being a son, grandchild, a daughter, daugther-in-law and the father.
The funeral will be held today, Tuesday, at 2 p.m., from the U.B. church with the Rev. Lee E. Sheaffer in charge of the services, assisted by Rev. John Henderson.
H. FRANK BREEDEN
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 5 Feb 1935
DEATH OF H. FRANK BREEDEN
The following death notice of H. Frank Breeden, a native of Page county, appears in the Greene County Record and is written by B.I. Bickers:
“H. Frank Breeden, widely-known farmer of Greene county, died at his home near Fletcher Jan. 19, 1935. He was just turning into his 81st year, having been 80 years old Jan. 12, 1935. Mr. Breeden was well known in Greene, Madison and Page counties. He was born and raised in Page county. When a young man he moved to Greene and settled on Middle River, and being an industrious man who looked closely after his business, accumulated a large estate. He was known as a man who stood by his word…
“Mr. Breeden united himself with Liberty Baptist church, Kinderhook, some 42 years ago and was always a consistent member…
“He married Miss Sallie Breeden, who died about five years ago. They had 10 children, Mrs. Ardelia Eppard, Mrs. Lula Eppard, Mrs. Emmie Sims, Mrs. Mettie Meadows, Mrs. Ila Eppard, John W. Breeden, Walker Breeden, Sherman Breeden and Welford Breeden. One daughter, Mrs. Maudie Breeden, preceded him to the grave. He also left 45 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
JAMES MONROE BREEDEN
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 18 Dec 1934
DIES AT HOSPITAL
Shenandoah, Dec. 16- James Monroe Breeden, who has been a patient in the Western State hospital, Staunton, Va., for thirty-eight years, died in that institution Wednesday night, at 11 o'clock. Mr. Breeden was seventy-three years, eight months and five days old. The remains were brought to the Brill Funeral home on Thursday morning and taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Smith on Friday. The funeral was held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Comertown church with services conducted by Rev. E.L. Cave. Interment was in the U.B. Cemetery of Shenandoah. He is survived by three sons and three daughters: Robert, Cleveland, Russell, Mrs. James Smith and Mrs. Nannie Comer, all of Shenandoah and Miss Ollie Beaghn of Clifton Forge, Va...
MRS. LIZZIE BREEDEN
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Apr 1934
MRS. LIZZIE BREEDEN DIES AT SHENANDOAH
Shenandoah, Va., April 23- Mrs. Lizzie Breeden, aged 69 years, wife of James Breeden, died at her home in Shenandoah on Sunday morning after an illness of several years, after falling at her home and breaking her hip. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reid of McGaheysville, Va. She is survived by her husband one daughter Mrs. Harry Lowhorne, of Roanoke, Va., and one son Dennis of Portsmout, Ohio.
Mrs. Breeden was a member of the Methodist Church... She has one sister, Mrs. Bucktrout, of Williamsburg, Va.
The funeral will be held at the home at 1 P.M. today (Tuesday) with services by Rev. Raymond Musser. Interment in the family lot in the M.E. Cemetery.
MRS. LOLA M. BREEDEN
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 4 May 1937
Death of Mrs. Lola M. Breeden
Mrs. Lola M. Breeden, wife of the late William Breeden, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. Smith, at her home in Comertown on Thursday, April 29, at the age of 72 years, 3 months and 25 days.
She is survived by one brother, George Davis, of Luray, three daughters, Mrs. James Smith, and Mrs. Lester Comer of Shenandoah, and Mrs. Ollie Beaghan, of Washington, D.C., three sons, Robert and Cleveland of Shenandoah, and Russel, of Cumberland, Md., thirteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. She was united with the Christian Church and leaves the testimony that she was ready to go.
The funeral was conducted on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., from the home with Rev. E.L. Cave in charge of the services. Burial was in the U.B. Cemetery.
PHILIP G. BREEDEN
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 1 Aug 1939
Luray Lady’s Father Dies In Fauquier
Philip G. Breeden, 99, Confederate veteran of the War Between the States, died at his home in Fauquier County on July 27. Funeral services were held at Orlando, Prince William County, Sunday at 2 p.m.
He is survived by two sons, Luther G. Breeden, Fauquier County, and Harry Breeden, of Prince William County; three daughters, Mrs. Ella E. Southard, Luray, and Mrs. Laura Heflin and Mrs. Bessie Brent, of Catlett.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 12 Apr 1932
FUNERAL AND MEMORIAL SERVICE IN ONE
The funeral of Samuel Breeden, of near Stony Man, and a memorial service to his son James Breeden a victim of the flu epidemic in November 1918, were combined last Friday afternoon when the remains of the father were laid to rest at Mt. Zion Brethren church south of Luray. The son was buried thirteen years ago without a funeral service when all of the Samuel Breeden family, then living at Willow Grove south of Luray, were down with influenza, some of them critically ill. The dual service was conducted by Rev. A.J. Caricofe, Brethren pastor assisted by Eld. Warren Corbin, of Woodville.
Samuel Breeden died last Thursday at the age of 77 years, 3 months and 24 days. While he had been afflicted with cancer for a long time, the immediate cause of death was heart trouble... He is survived by his widow who was Miss Nancy Gordon before marriage and two sons living at York, Pa., and by a daughter at home. Mr. Breeden had been a consistent member of the church for many years... The family own a home between Stony Man and Ida.
ANDREW JACKSON BROWN
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 15 Jan 1935
DEATH OF A.J. BROWN
The funeral of Andrew Jackson Brown, age 75 years, a prosperous farmer near Grove Hill who died at his home on Thursday morning after an illness of about 10 days with pneumonia was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Rev. E. Lee Sheaffer, officiating, at the U.B. church, Shenandoah, of which he was a faithful member. He is survived by four daughters and three sons and three sisters. Interment was in the family lot in the adjoining cemetery… He is survived by one brother, Lo Brown also of Shenandoah.
MRS. BETTIE BROWN
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 Oct 1931
MRS. BETTIE BROWN DIES IN MADISON COUNTY
Mrs. Bettie Brown, age 84, widow of Tazewell Brown, and mother of George W. Brown, of Kimball, the Luray-Smedley mail carrier, died at 8 p.m., on Thursday near Criglersville, Madison county, where she resided with her granddaughter, Mrs. John Murray. This aged and highly respected woman had been a frequent visitor at the home of her son near Kimball. She had excellent health till she began to fail rapidly on account of old age. Before marriage she was a Miss Jenkins, of Criglersville. Her husband died fourteen years ago. Their surviving children are George W. Brown, of Kimball, L.J., Jacob D., and Philip Brown, of Culpeper; Edward Brown of Washington, D.C.; Luther Brown, of Criglersville, Oscar Brown, of Ardmore, Pa., and Mrs. Fritz Blankenbaker, of Madison. The funeral from the home at 2 p.m., on Saturday, was conducted by Rev. P.H. Chelf, of the Baptist church of which the deceased was a devout member for many years. Interment was in the family graveyard near Sperryville. The Page relationship attended.
MRS. CARRIE BURACKER
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Aug 1935
DEATH OF MRS. CARRIE BURACKER
Friends and relatives here were saddened by the news of the death of Mrs. Carrie Buracker, aged 66 years, which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Brooks at Salisbury, Maryland on Wednesday evening about 10 o’clock. All of her children were with her when the end came.
She was before marriage Miss Carrie Gaehle of Baltimore. About 45 years ago she became the bride of William Buracker, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Buracker. As a bride she came to Luray and lived the greater part of her remaining life at the old Buracker home on Main Street… Her husband died suddenly about thirty years ago. There were six children born to this marriage: Amelia (Mrs. Bridges), Flora (Mrs. Henry Brooks), Samuel, William, Joe and Edward. All of these are married except Joe. Samuel is a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, William is a naval aviator, Joe and Edward are successful businessmen… About two years ago Mrs. Buracker underwent a critical operation from which she never fully recovered and to which she finally succumbed. Last fall she went to the home of her daughter Mrs. Bridges, who lives at Tulsa, Okla., hoping the change would be beneficial. From there she visited the family of her son William in California where she remained until about two weeks ago… Her body will be brought to Luray and placed by the side of her late husband in Green Hill Cemetery. The funeral will be held Friday (today) afternoon from the residence of Mrs. Alice Downing Rev. Paul E. Shultz of the Episcopal Church officiating. Mrs. Buracker was a faithful member of the Lutheran Church…
MRS. DRUCILLA BURACKER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 4 Oct 1938
Death of Mrs. William P. Buracker
Mrs. Drucilla Broyles Buracker, wife of William P. Buracker, died suddenly last Friday evening between four and five o’clock at her home in Ida Hollow, ten miles southeast of Luray. Mrs. Buracker had been failing health for a number of years, though until a short time before death she had been in her customary health. There were few better known women in her neighborhood where she spent her entire life. She was kind and obliging and those intimately acquainted with her testify that no one ever went away from her home hungry. Her kindness in this respect was proverbial. A few years ago Mr. and Mrs. Buracker sold their old home at the head of Ida Hollow, the government taking it over as one of the units of the Shenandoah National park. Since the sale was made they have been living at the former Rupt. C. Broyles place, about one mile east of the Jenkins’ store at Ida. Mrs. Buracker is survived by one child, Emmett F. Buracker, one of the residents of Ida Valley Homestead in the same neighborhood. Her grandfather was the late Larkin Broyles, a native of Madison county, but who many years ago moved to the Ida section. She is also survived by the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. H.S. Quay, of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Laney W. Sours, of Washington county, Maryland; B. Trenton Broyles, of Jefferson county, West Virginia, and Mrs. William L. Buracker, who lives in the neighborhood of Kiblinger’s store in Marksville district. Another brother was Andrew Broyles, a soldier in the Philippine Insurrection, who died not long since in New Jersey. Mrs. Buracker was 70 years, six months and three days of age. The interment took place on Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Middletown graveyard in the Ida section, the services being conducted by Rev. James Hodges, of Rileyville. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for many years.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 10 Mar 1931
WORLD WAR VETERAN MURDERED IN RIDGE ABOVE IDA
David Sours, age 33, of Ida, is in jail at Luray charged with the murder of Edward Buracker, 36, a World War veteran of near Skyland, who was slain in cold blood in the early afternoon of Thursday, half way up the Page side of the Blue Ridge, on a lonely mountain path, leading from ida store to the Skyland summer resort.
No time has been seen for the preliminary hearing of Sours' case as Commonwealth's Attorny S.L. Walton, was absent from town until last night. Sours' family has employed J.L. Lucas, of Luray as his attorney and they also have retained E.D. Ott, of Harrisonburg, conditionally.
A single charge of No. 4 shot from a shot gun, apparently fired from a distance of about thirty feet struck the veteran in the left breast, fifty shot taking effect around the heart in a circle a foot in circumference. Afterwards the body was dragged apparently face downward into a brushy hollow fifty years from the path where it was laid alongside a big chesnut log and covered with leaves. Lacerations on the victim's forehead were due to his being dragged over the rocks, or else, from blows inflicted with some blunt instrument. It is believed death was due to the single gunshot wound.
The body of the murdered man was not found till about ten o'clock Friday morning, nearly twenty-four hours after the shooting. The discovery was made by relatives who became alarmed because Buracker had not returned to his home and who learned that he did not spend the night with his father, James F. Buracker, near Ida, as was at first supposed.
Bloodhounds Swiftly Follow Trail
As soon as the gruesome discovery was made, Sheriff E.L. Lucas, of Luray, was notified, and hurried to the scene with several other officers. Leavin the body undisturbed the Sheriff telephone to Staunton for Rev. David Radford's bloodhounds. The dogs arrived in the late afternoon and picked up a trail near the body and followed it without hesitation down the hollow and on a line through the trees and brush parallel with and not far from the path but not coming out on the path till near David Sours' home a mile down the mountain. The dogs still without hesitation went to the door of Dave Sours' house, entered and halted by some damp overalls and shoes near a bed.
Stains ont he overalls were thought to resemble blood stains. When the dogs were brought out of the houses they circled around a little and swiftly picked up a trail which led them to the house of Charles Sours, Dave's father, a few hundred yards away. There the officers found and arrested Dave, who made no effort to escape. He was taken into custody at six o'clock Friday evening and was taken to jail at Luray, nine miles northwest of the scene of the murder.
Old Grudge Suspected
It is believed that there was bad blood between David Sours and the victim of the murder and that Buracker was believed to be an informer against alleged Blue Ridge moonshiners. A house near the home of David Sours was raided by prohibition officers about three weeks ago, but incriminating evidence was not found. It was said, however, that the information that led to this raid was not furnished by the much-suspected Buracker. It is further reported that Buracker believed his life was in danger from certain people in the Ridge. Sours, when arrested denied his guilt claiming that he was plowing at the time that the murder is alleged to have taken place. He has never been tried here for any offence against the law.
Edward Buracker was an enlisted man of this county who was sent to Anniston, Ala., and placed with the 116th Infantry, but was not sent overseas. He had been employed by George F. Pollock, proprietor of the Skyland resort, for about ten years and lived in one of Mr. Pollock's houses just over the Madison line and a half mile back of Skyland, his family consisting of three small children and his wife, who was formerly Mrs. Andrew Jenkins, and who is a daughter of Delon Taylor, of Hawksbill Gap.
Body Found by Victim's Brother
Buracker on Thursday morning left his home on foot for Ida where his mail was delivered by rural route from Luray. As it was not unusual for him to sepnd the night at the home of his father near Ida, no great uneasiness was felt over his failure to return home. Buracker had arranged to go to luray on Friday with Elmer Bates, an employee at Skyland, to see about securing his bonus loan. When Bates went to the Buracker home Friday morning and Ed had not returned it was realized that something must be wrong. Donald Jenkins, a step son of the deceased and another son were the means of finding the body. They saw were something had been dragged from the mountain path through the bushes and reported th fact to Buracker's relatives. Ed. Buracker's brother, Wilber actually found the body.
It is believed that Buracjer was shot without warning...
Buracker was a stout man of ordinary height weighing about 160 pounds. Coroner Dr. Virgil Hammer rendered a verdict that buracker died from a gunshot wound inflicted by an unknown person. Late on Friday his body was carred up the mountain by men on foot who bore it to his home near Skyland. He was buried on the mountain near his home on Saturday in a coffin sent to Skyland from Bradley's undertaking house at Luray.
Buracker bore a good reputation and was something of a favorite with Skyland guests on account of his willingness to oblige. During the guest season he was usually employed around the kitchen and dining room and in winter was often utilized in sawing wood. He was not regarded as a quarrelsome man and not a hard drinker.
Buracker was a brother of Harry Buracker who was killed by a train while asleep on the railroad track at the second overhead bridge northeast of Luray during the World War. Ed Buracker married the widow of Andrew Jenkins who was killed on the same occasion. Buracker's brothers and sisters are Harrison Buracker, of near Luray, Andrew Buracker, of Pennsylvania, Mrs. I. Frank Middleton, of Luray, and Lester Buracker, Wilber Buracker and Mrs. Andrew Broyles, of Ida. Ed Buracker formerly lived in Ida Hollow, James Buracker, his father lives on S. Hite Modesitt's mountain place a mile and a quater above Ida. Buracker was not sound physically and had been treated at government hospitals since the war.
Relationship of the Accused
David Sours the alleged murdered is a son of Charles Sours and a brother of John and Will Sours, of Ida. One brother, Robert Sours was instantly killed by a shell in the trenches in France. John Sours, who also served in the World War lives on a place belonging to A.J. Yowell at Cavetown. Robert left $10,000 insurance that goes to the family. Will Sours lives at his father's place at Ida. He married Robert's widow. Dave's home is the former Jordon Nichols place that has been acquired by the Charles Sours family. Mrs. Dave Sours is a frail woman who was treated some time ago at the Blue Ridge Sanatorium. The couple have two small children Dave has been employed much of the time in getting out and delivering wood and posts.
James Buracker and wife, parents of the victim, are near neighbors of Charles Sours, father of Dave Sours. Ida Hollow begins near Ida store. Going up this hollow a half mile one comes to the Jas. Buracker house. Half a mile above this is the home of Charles Sours. Dave Sours' house is about four hundred yards above his father's house. It is about a mile up the hollow from Dave's house to the scene of the crime, and several miles from the place of the murder to Skyland on top of the Blue Ridge. The public road up the hollow stops at Emmett Buracker's a quarter of a mile above Dave Sours', there being only a path from that point to the top of the Ridge...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 May 1932
SUDDEN DEATH OF CHILD NEAR RILEYVILLE
Harry Buracker, four-year-old son of Luther Buracker, residing on the D.D. Moyer place West of the River from Rileyville, belonging to M.E. Roudabush, died suddenly on Friday.
The child had been ill for twenty-four hours. On Friday he went into the garden where his father was working and told the latter he felt better, and then returned to the house. When Mr. Buracker entered his home a little later the boy was dead... The physicians who was called in diagnosed the case as worms.
Luther Buracker, originally of Mauck, this county, moved to the Moyer farm from Jefferson county, W.Va., at Christmas. His wife who was a Jenkins of the Mauck neighborhood, died eighteen months ago. There are eight other boys being cared for by the father. Only one of these is old enough to work.
The child was buried after services at the Bethlehem church at Mauck.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 13 Nov 1934
DEATH OF IRA BURACKER
Ira Buracker, 40, son of Thomas Buracker, of Hagerstown, died last Thursday night at the home of W.E. Burner in Massanutten. He had been working for Mr. Burner for sometime. His death was due to heart trouble complicated with other troubles. He is survived by a number of brothers scattered throughout Maryland and a sister, Mrs. Trenton Jenkins, of West Virginia. The burial took place on Sunday in the George Jones graveyard in the neighborhood of Kiblinger's store on the New Market-Gordonsville Turnpike. Several of his brothers and his father attended the burial. For some time before his death he had made his home with a relative, Cleveland Buracker, on Mill Creek.
JACOB ANDERSON BURACKER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 14 Jun 1932
DEATH OF CHILD
Jacob Anderson Buracker, aged 1 year and 10 months, only child of Clark Buracker, and Mrs. Iva Nichols Buracker of near Antioch church died at the Page Memorial Hospital Saturday morning from pneumonia following colitis. The child was taken to the hospital a few days before his death. He was named for his two grandfathers, Jacob Buracker and Anderson Nichols, of Luray. The funeral was held at Beahm's Chapel with servives by Eld. A.J. Caricofe and interment in the Beahm's Chapel cemetery.
MRS. MILDRED BURACKER
Page News & Courier, Friday 27 Mar 1931
Mrs. Mildred Buracker, aged about 40, wife of Bernard Buracker, of near Ida, died Wednesday after a long period of ill health. She was a daughter of Thomas Buracker. A large number of children survive her. Funeral yesterday at the Ida Brethren church.
MRS. NELLIE BURACKER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 23 Jul 1935
DEATH OF MRS. EDWARD BURACKER
Mrs. Edward Buracker of Baltimore, passed away at her home in that city last Wednesday at the age of 76. Mrs. Buracker was Miss Nellie Manning of New York, and as a girl went to school in Luray, he being a pupil at the Broaddus School, which was conducted at the Broaddus home, now the property of H.H. Hudson.
Here she met with her future husband, Edward Buracker, the son of Samuel and Caroline Buracker, to whom she was married more than fifty years ago. To this marriage four children were born: Miss Ruth Buracker, Edward Buracker, and Mrs. William Nicholson (Kathleen) of Baltimore and Walter Buracker, of near Luray.
Edward Buracker preceded her in death twenty years...
MRS. VINDA BURACKER
Page News & Courier, Friday 30 Jan 1931
MRS. LUTHER BURACKER BURIED AT OLD HOME
Mrs. Vinda Buracker, aged 39, wife of Luther Buracker, of Charles Town, W.Va., formerly of near Stanley, this county, died at 3 p.m., on Tuesday at the Charles Town Hospital, after several weeks illness from blood poisoning. Her health had been affected for some time, and recently she contracted a form of throat trouble.
Mrs. Buracker was a daughter of Israel Jenkins, of the Kite Hollow, near Marksville, this county. Both her parents are living. The Buracker family moved about six years ago to Charles Town where Mr. Buracker was employed on a farm. They have ten living children ranging in age from six months to eighteen years. In addition, Mrs. Buracker leaves a number of brothers and sisters including, Mrs. Virgie Jenkins, Mrs. Noah Buracker, Mrs. Sam Purdham, Ed Jenkins, Claude Jenkins, Mrs. Susie Woodward and others. Mrs. Buracker was a member of the Disciples church for years.
The body arrived at Luray on Train 13 yesterday and was buried after services by Rev. G.A. Cave, in the Bethlehem Christian church at Mauck…
DAVID T. BURNER
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Jun 1931
DEATH OF DAVID T. BRUNER
David T. Burner, age 51 years, a life-long resident of this county, died suddenly at his home near the N. & W. depot in Luray, about 4 o’clock yesterday morning. Mr. Burner had to quit work last November of account of Bright’s Disease and heart trouble, but in spite of a steady decline continued to go around until the last. He was on the streets the day before he died and his family thought they noted a considerable improvement in his condition. He taken worse at 11 o’clock Wednesday night a few hours before he died.
Mr. Burner was a son of the late Hamilton Burner, of Luray. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mattie Burner, who is a daughter of Thomas Gray, deceased, of Stanley. He also leaves a daughter, Miss Ella May Burner and the following brothers and sisters: William I. Burner and Mrs. Emma Menefee, of Luray; John Burner, of Leaksville, this county, Charles Burner, Mrs. Georgie Ann Campbell and Mrs. Effie Barham, of Hagerstown, Md.; and Mrs. Nellie McNeally, of Grand Rapids, Mich.
The funeral will be held from the home at 3 p.m., today, with services by Eld. A.W. Campbell and Rev. C.A. Hall, and interment at Graves Chapel, near Stanley.
ISRAEL H. BURNER, III
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 Feb 1934
ISRAEL H. BURNER DIES AT OVERALL
Israel H. Burner, age 64, one of the most respected and substantial citizens of Springfield district, this county died at his home in the "Promise Land" west of the Shenandoah river at Overall at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday after a long period of ill health...
Mr. Burner was the third Israel H. Burner in lineal descent. His grandfather, the first Israel H. Burner, owned a belt of about five thousand acres of land west of Overall that extended far into the Massanutten Mountain and embraces a great deal of the Shenandoah River bottoms, much of this land is still in the hands of descendents. Israel H. Burner, 3d, subject of this noice was born on December 12, 1869, at the old homestead and spent all of his days thre. His mother before marriage was Miss Martha Cullers of Springfield district, this county. His surviving brothers and sisters are: Mrs. W.J. Lineweaver of Kansas, Jonas Burner, of Akron, Ohio, Homer Burner of Springfield, Page county, and Mrs. Hubert Alger, of Charles Town, W.Va. Two full sisters, Mrs. Levi Miller, of Overall and Mrs. G.M. Yates, of Overall, three half-brothers, Casper Burner, of Front Roayl, A.J. Burner of Overall, and Peter Burner of Brunswick, Md., and one half-sister Mrs. Sarah Santmiers, of Edinburg, Va., are dead.
Mr. Burner is survived by his widow, Mrs. Fannie B. Burner, who is a daughter of the late John T. Sours, of Rileyville. The couple were married 40 years ago. The surviving children are: Mrs. Oscar (Stella) Miller, of Bentonville, Ralph Burner, of Shenandoah, Va., Robert E. Burner, of Luray, Raymond Burner, of Westernport, Md., Jesse Burner, of Overall, Mrs. Arthur (Louise) Burner, of Overall, John T. Burner, of Luray, Mrs. Jesse (Caroline) Keyser, of Springfield, this county, Mrs. Charles (Mildred) Keyser, of Overall. One daughter, Mrs. Joseph Keyser, of Overall, died last June and another daughter Mrs. Ella May of Shenandoah, a good many years ago.
Mr. Burner was a member of the Lutheran Church from early life...
The funeral took place at Rileyville Union Church at 2 p.m., yesterday with services by Rev. C.L. Hunt and burial in the cemetery at Rileyville.
MRS. CORA BURNS
Page News & Courier, Friday 13 Feb 1931
MRS. CORA BURNS DIES AT STANLY
Mrs. Cora Burns, widow of Chas. Burns, died at her home at Stanley, this county, about midnight on Wednesday, at the age of sixty-four years. Mrs. Burns had been in poor health on account of diabetes for several years, but continued to go around the house and retired as usual on Wednesday night. Her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Drumheller who resides with her was aroused by some unusual sound at eleven o'clock on Wednesday night and found Mrs. Burns unconscious and sinking rapidly.
... She was a daughter of the late James Harvey Coffman, of that place, and a sister of Joseph B. and the late Herbert Coffman, of Stanley, G.L. Coffman and Mrs. B.C. Strickler, of Luray, Isaac J. Coffman, of Harrisonburg, Va., and Mrs. George Moore, of Covington, Va. She was left a widow more than twenty years ago, when her husband, Charles Burns, was fatally injured by the collapse of a taut wire when the old Stanley Masonic Hall was being moved. His widow left with a large family of children proved a brave and resourceful mother. Mrs. Stewart Drumheller has always lived with her. The other surviving children are Nelson Burns, of Waynesboro, Va., Ralph Burns, and Mrs. John (Mary) Mayes, of Petersburg, Va., Mrs. Hester Coleman, of Louisa, Ky., Harry and Carson Burns, of Stanley and Mrs. Ollie Walker, of Washington, D.C. Mrs. Burns had been a devoted member of the Methodist church from girlhood.
The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday with interment by her husband at the Adventist church...
DAVID J. BURNS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 11 Oct 1932
DAVID J. BURNS DIES IN KANSAS
David J. Burns, son of Daniel Burns, was born near Luray, Virginia June 28, 1857, and passed away at his home near Larned, Kan., Sept. 21, 1932, at the age of 75 years, 2 months and 23 days. He was married to Miss Mamie E. Martin in Craig, Mo., on Sept. 16, 1886. They moved to Kansas on Jan. 1, 1887, and located on a farm twelve miles southeast of Larned in Pawnee county, six miles south of Belpre, Kan. He lived there until 1916 when he sold his land and bought 2700 acres of land in Ford county, Kan. He lived there until 1919. He sold his land there abd bought a farm in Pawnee county, Kan., four miles south of Larned, where he lived until his death.
Besides his wife, Nannie E. Burns, he is survived by six sons and one daughter, Charles E., of Macksville, Kan, John F., Lester D., Raymond L., Gilbert B., Clarence D., and Mrs. Whaley Ratliff, all of Larned, and fifteen grandchildren. Two daughters and one son preceded him in death many years ago.
Funeral services were conducted by Pastor M.F. Lyeria of the First Christian church, of Larned, Kan., on Sept. 24, 1932, at the Beckwith Mortuary. Burial was in the Belpre Cemetery.
MRS. MARGARET BUTLER
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Apr 1931
Mrs. Margaret Butler, age 93, who lives and recently died at the home of her son William Butler's at Woodville, had a number of relatives in Page. Her surviving children are William of Woodville, Jas. of Harrisonburg, and Mrs. James Butler, of Woodville. She leaves 17 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She was an humble Christian for many years. Funeral by Eld. Warren Corbin.
MRS. GEORGE ED. BYWATERS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 15 Feb 1938
Death of Mrs. George Ed. Bywaters
Mrs. George Ed Bywaters died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Amos Fox, of near Fairview, at a late hour Thursday night, February 10, at the age of 63 years and 7 months. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Fox, she is survived by her husband. They have been residing in the Fairview section for many years.
The deceased was a native of Madison county and was Miss Annie Catherine Nichols, and her first husband was a Mr. Nichols, of Madison. One child was born to this union and died in infancy.
Her second marriage was to Maj. Cullen W. Finter, of Fairview, who died a number of years ago.
The cause of her death was cancer, with which she had been suffering for some time and had just recently returned from the hospital where she received treatment.
She was a member of Mt. Zion Brethren Church, and her funeral was conducted by her pastor, Rev. A. Jos. Caricofe. Burial took place at Mt. Zion cemetery.
MRS. NANNIE A. CALLARY
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Jul 1935
“AUNT NAN” CALLARY IS DEAD
Mrs. Nannie A. Callary died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maudie Callary at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Had she lived until Nov. 2nd she would have been 91 years of age, having been born Nov. 2, 1844 at East Liberty, Page County, Va.
Mrs. Callary was the daughter of David and Polly Strickler and a sister of Martin, Harrison, David, Abram and Hiram Strickler, and Julia (Mrs. Peach Propes), Kathryn (Mrs. Hiram Kibler), Frances (Mrs. Ed. Strole), and Emma (Mrs. Sammy Kite). Mr. Strickler reared these children in the old brick house across the river from Ingham. All grew up to be highly respected citizens, Mrs. Callary being the last of the family.
Mrs. Callary was married three times. Her first husband was C.H. Harlowe and to this union one son, William Harlowe, was born. William Harlowe died in Feb. 1918.
Her next husband was R.S. Lucas and to this union one daughter, Maudie Lucas was born. Maudie married Michael Callary a son of her last husband, John Callary. Mr. Callary had six children, Michael and Sibert are dead, and the other four survive their stepmother. They are Tom, Claude, and Rudolph Callary and Ella (Mrs. C.O. Kibler). She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, John and Alvah Callary and Joe, Dave, John, Granville, Harry, and Robert Harlowe.
Mrs. Callary joined the Disciples of Christ church when she was 14 years old and was baptized in the Shenandoah River in front of her home, the ice having been broken away for the occasion. She always maintained that baptism never injured anyone. Her pastor then was Father Almond. With her first husband, Mr. Harlowe she lived at River Bank Mill and with Mr. Lucas at the Frank Comer place until she moved to Shenandoah with Mr. Callary to live with her daughter and his son.
“Aunt Nan” as she was lovingly called by the residents of the town will be missed…
Rev. G.H. Easley and Rev. J.M. Smith will conduct the funeral services in the Christian Church at 2 p.m. today (Friday). Burial will take place in the U.B. Cemetery.
MRS. ELLA CAMERON
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 15 Aug 1939
Death of Mrs. Ella Cave Cameron
Mrs. Ella Cave Cameron, aged 68 years, 3 months and 26 days, died Sunday night, August 13, at 8:00 o'clock at the Harrisonburg hospital from a complication of diseases...
She lived near Stanley, Va., which had been her home for many years. She formerly resided at Roanoke.
Her husband, J. William Cameron, of Front Royal, Va., and Page preceded her in death a number of years ago.
She is survived by the following children: Mrs. W.C. Hillmann, of Arlington, Mass., Charles Cameron, at home, Mrs. B.A. Taylor, of Manassas, Va., and B.B. Cave, of Stanley and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Bessie Kite, of Stanley, Mrs. Maude Somers, Washington, D.C., Miss Annie B. Cave, Stanley, Fred W. Cave, Herbert, I.N. and F.G. Cave of Stanley, and a nephew, Vernon Houghton, of Charlottesville, Va., who was reared by the deceased.
The services will be conducted on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. from the home by Eld. J.B. Jenkins with interment in the family cemetery...
ANNIE B. CAMPBELL
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Mar 1932
DEATH AT KEYSTONE
Mrs. Annie B. Campbell, aged about 65, of Keystone, died of tuberculosis at 2:00 A.M. on Monday. She was the mother of Hiram and Lester Campbell, Mrs. Ben Dallas and another married daughter, all of Keystone.
DAVID C. CAMPBELL
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 3 Jan 1939
Death of David C. Campbell
David C. Campbell died at his home South of Stanley at an early hour on December 30th. Mr. Campbell, who was 73 years of age had been ill with heart trouble for some time. His wife, Mrs. Nannie Campbell and the following children survive:- Mrs. Leon Stoneberger, Luray; Mrs. Myrtle Woodward and Mrs. Evelyn Wright, of Round Hill, Va.; Mrs. Edith Biller, Purcellville, and Reubin Campbell, at home.
The deceased was a member of the Stanley M.E. Church and the funeral was conducted on Sunday by his pastor at 2 p.m. He is also survived by two brothers- Wesley Campbell, of Dovel Hollow and Joseph Campbell, of Wilmington, Del. Burial at Keystone.
FRANK G. CAMPBELL
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Feb 1937
Death of Frank G. Campbell
Frank G. Campbell, a native of Luray, died in a Baltimore hospital on Monday, following a protracted illness which began a year or more ago.
For many years Mr. Campbell resided in Luray where he was born 68 years ago. He was a son of the late Thomas R. Campbell, former postmaster, mayor and chief of police of Luray.
His father was also for a long time in the service of the Federal government, stationed at different places in Virginia.
The late J. William Campbell and Mrs. Elenora Young and Richie Campbell of near the Caverns were half brothers and sister of Mr. Campbell.
Full brothers and sisters of the deceased were: Douglas A. Campbell, for a long time engaged as deputy Marshall in Houston, Texas; Edward F. Campbell, of Washington; Andrew S. Campbell, of Terre Haute, Ind.; R. Hughes Campbell, for 37 years a postal employee of Luray; Mrs. Kate J. Mitchell, of Luray and Miss Bessie Campbell, decd., a former popular school teacher of Luray and other parts of Page County…
Mr. Campbell’s body arrived in Luray on Wednesday, interment taking place in the Evergreen cemetery. Services were conducted by Elder R.H. Pittman of the Old School Baptist Church of which he was a member.
His wife, now dead, was Miss Mary Skelton, daughter of the late Jefferson Skelton. Children of Mr. Campbell are: Mrs. Ruth Fordyce of Chambersburg, Pa.; Mrs. Royce Petty, Sparrows Point, Md.; Mrs. C.W. Good, Raymond Campbell and Elmer Campbell all of Luray.
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Apr 1938
Death of Isaac W. Campbell
Isaac W. Campbell, aged 65 years, living near Stanley, died at his home on Wednesday night after being in failing health for several years. He had been bedfast for the past three years.
The subject of this notice was the son of Sam Campbell, of near Stanley, and was the last surviving member of his immediate family. One sister, Miss Adelia Campbell, made her home with her brother until her death about a year ago. Since that time the deceased lived alone.
Mr. Campbell was for a number of years, an employer of the Norfolk and Western section gang but had not worked at this for several years.
The funeral will be held from his home today, Friday, at 2 p.m., with Elder J.B. Jenkins in charge of the services. Interment will take place in the family cemetery.
MRS. MARY C. CAMPBELL (WIFE OF ANDREW)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 18 Aug 1931
DEATH OF MRS. MARY C. CAMPBELL
Mrs. Mary C. Campbell, aged 79 years and 5 months, died at the home of her son David Campbell, near the White House, at 5:45 p.m., Sunday of a complication of diseases. She had been ill for about a year. Her husband, the late A.J. Campbell, preceded her in death about nine years ago. He was a Confederate veteran.
She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Jane Alger, East Point, Rockingham county and the following children: Mrs. Laura Alger, of near Newport, David B. Campbell, Ambros J. Campbell, of Timberville, and Mrs. Lizzie Price, of Salem, this county.
She was a consistent member of the Christian church since she was sixteen years old…
Funeral services will be held from the home of her son, David Campbell, at 2 p.m., today (Tuesday), Rev. A.W. Andes, her pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the old home graveyard, near Kemper Burner’s at Massanutten Heights.
MRS. MARY CAMPBELL (WIFE OF FRANK)
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Jan 1934
DEATH OF MRS. FRANK G. CAMPBELL
Mrs. Mary Campbell, wife of Frank G. Campbell, died at 9 a.m. yesterday morning at her home on Mechanic St., in Luray after five years of bad health due to tuberculosis. For the last year she has been practically helpless. She passed away at the age of seventy years, two months and thirteen days.
Mrs. Campbell is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. C.W. Good, Elmer and Raymond Campbell, of Luray, Mrs. Ruth Fordice, of Chambersburg, Pa., Mrs. Royce Petty, of SparrowsPoint, Md. She also leaves twenty-seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The subject of this notice was a daughter of Jefferson Skelton, decd. of Luray, and leaves the following brothers and sisters: John J. Skelton, Mrs. Beauregard Level, Mrs. C.C. Bolen, Mrs. Abe Sigler and Miss Lee Skelton, of Luray, and Ed. Skelton, of Connelsville, Pa. She was a member of the Old School Baptist Church, of Luray for nearly thirty years... The funeral will take place from her home at 3:30 p.m., today (Friday), with Eld. R.H. Pittman in charge and interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Jun 1931
RAY CAMPBELL, DIES OF INJURIES IN OHIO
Ray Campbell, age 23, son of W.C. Campbell, of Stanley, this county, died on June 8th at Columbus, O., from injuries received four days before, by the premature explosion of a stick of dynamite he was using to blast fish. The young man had been in Ohio for some years. The news of his death comes to us in the form of a clipping of an Associated Press dispatch from Columbus, O. There are no other details.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 19 Mar 1935
DEATH AT SANDY GLAZE
Samuel Campbell, aged 72 years, 6 months and 12 days, a thrifty citizen of Sandy Glaze a short distance from the Little Line Trestle, south of Stanley, died at his home on Thursday afternoon after an illness of a week or more from complications incident to old age. Mr. Campbell was never married. His nephew, Fred Campbell and family lived with him. He was inoffensive and hard working man and by thrift and integrity had accumulated enough to take life easy. His funeral was held on Saturday at 2 P.M. conducted by Rev. J.E. Tucker. Interment was in the Sandy Glaze cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 9 Jun 1939
Death of Beloved Child
Silas Lee Campbell, aged 19 months, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis M. Campbell, died suddenly at the home of his parents in the apartment over Fitch’s Store, Monday evening June 5, at 6:45. He was only sick a few days but grew worse Monday morning. Everything possible was done to save him.
The cause of his death was diptheria but it was not known until a short while before his death. He was taken to Bradley’s Funeral Home on Monday night and prepared for burial.
Interment took place in Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery Tuesday evening at 4:30 with a brief talk by Rev. B.D. Castor with only the immediate families attending. He leaves to mourn his loss besides his parents, an older brother, Allen Campbell…
MRS. WILLIAM CAMPBELL
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 Aug 1935
DEATH OF MRS. WILLIAM CAMPBELL
Mrs. William Campbell, aged 55 years, died at her home at Newport on Tuesday, July 30 at 2 p.m. Mrs. Campbell was before marriage Miss Housden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James K. Housden, her mother being, before marriage, Miss Ann Alger of Newport. Mrs. Campbell is survived by her husband and five children Mrs. May Hottel of Edinburg, Virginia, Roy Campbell of Dayton, Ohio; Floyd and Raymond of Maryland and Lee at home. One brother R.C. Housden also survives. All of the children attended the funeral which was held at the Christian Church at Newport. Revs. A.W. Andes and E.L. Cave conducted the funeral. Burial took place in the cemetery at the church.
EDWARD CARROLL (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Nov 1938
Edward Carroll Dies At Stanley
Edward Carrol, of Brunswick, Md., died in Stanley Tuesday night where he was brought a short time ago from a hospital. Mr. Carrol married Miss Edna Kibler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Kibler, of Stanley, who survives with four children: Mrs. Gaynelle Bartlett, of Brunswick, Md.; McClue Carrol, Stanley, and Miss Edna and Leslie Carrol. The deceased was an employee of the B. & O. railroad for many years. The funeral will be held at the Methodist church this (Friday) afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. W.J. Whitesell in charge of the services. Interment in Graves Chapel Cemetery.
EDWARD CARROLL (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 Dec 1938
Death of Edward Carroll
Edward Carroll was born in Hedgesville, W.Va., March 23, 1893. He spent most of his life in Brunswick, Md. He married Miss Irene Kibler, of Stanley, Dec. 25, 1916. To this union was born four children: Mrs. Gaynell Bartlett, Brunswick, Md., McClure and Misses Edna and Leslie at home. Mr. Carroll ha dbeen living in Baltimore for five years, having been transferred there by the B. & O. Ry., by which he had been employed for 29 years.... His wife, who also survives is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Kibler, of this palce. The funeral was held in the M.E. Church, Stanley, Sunday at 2 p.m. Interment at Graves Chapel cemetery...
HUGH W. CARY, SR.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 16 May 1939
Death Claims Hugh W. Cary, Sr.
The town and community were greatly shocked at the passing on Hugh Cary at midnight Friday. His last illness was due to high blood pressure.
He was born in Washington, Virginia about 69 years ago, the son of Edward and Ellen O'Neal; Cary, and came to Luray at the age of 17 and was a clerk for Grove & Bro. until he became a member of the firm of Grove Bros. and Cary. After dissolution of the above firm, Mr. Cary opended a store on North Broad Street which he ran until his health began to fail. He later clerked in the Men's Shop.
He was a faithful member of Main Street Baptist Church, uniting under the pastorate of Rev. H.L. Quarles. He was married to Miss Mae Seibert, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Seibert, of Luray, on Dec. 12, 1894 and is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. Lynn Black, Mrs. H.K. Hinde, III, Miss Kathleen Cary and H.W. Cary, Jr., all of Luray. A little daughter, Alice, died in infancy. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: George Cary, Washington, Va.; Wilber Cary, Riverton, Va.; Mrs. James Oden, Washington, Va.; and Mrs. Edward Cary, Indian Head, Md.
The funeral was held yesterday (Monday) at 2 p.m. with burial in Green Hill Cemetery. His pastor, the Rev. Dr. T. Ryland Sanford, being in charge of the services.
MRS. ALLIE CAVE
Page News & Courier, Friday 9 Nov 1934
Mrs. Allie Cave, 58, widow of the late David N. Cave, of this county, died on Monday night about ten o'clock in the Staunton hospital. Her death was due to bronchial pneumonia... She came here after her marriage to Mr. Cave, something like twenty-five years ago. Identifying herself with active church work and other laudable enterprises of the Church of Christ... After the death of her husband, which occurred a number of years ago she with her only child, Gardener Cave, resided at her home a short distance south of Luray. The Cave home is near the arch of the Norfolk & Western bridge, a few hundred yards west of the home of J. William Brumback. For a number of years Mrs. Cave by indefatigable work, managed the home in a productive way in the cultivation of smaller farm products. For a long time after her husband's death the famous strawberries produced on the place commanded a high place in local markets...
Mrs. Cave's old home was in the neighborhood of the "Double Toll Gate" in Frederick county. Before marriage she was Miss Allie Gardner, member of a well known Frederick county family. The Gardener family has been identified with the early history of Frederick county.
The burial of Mrs. Cave took place on Wednesday afternoon near her old home in Frederick county. The services were conducted by Rev. F.A. Blosser, of Luray, assisted by Rev. J.D. Russell, pastor of the Macedonia Methodist church.
The remains were accompanied to the burial spot... The body of the deceased lady was brought to Luray on Tuesday by a representative of the Bradley Parlors, this place.
CASPER LEE "PETE" CAVE
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Oct 1935
DEATH NEAR MARKSVILLE
Casper Lee Cave, better known as "Pete" Cave, died Sunday at 1 p.m., aged 73 years. He was married to Miss Mamie Lee Jenkins and six children and his wife survive... He and his family have been living on the John Koontz farm now owned and operated by Oscar Housden near Marksville. In this immediate neighborhood he has labored many years, being employed by the Longs, Koontzs, and Brumbacks.
Tuesday afternoon funeral services were conducted in the Pine Grove Episcopal Church by Elder Ausby Cubbage assisted by Rev. J.E. Tucker.
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Jul 1939
Death of Douglas Cave
Douglas Cave, aged 31 years, son of “Click” Cave, died at his home in Jordon Hollow, Marksville District, on Wednesday, July 26, after an illness of several weeks duration.
Mr. Cave was an industrious and hard working man and had been a resident of the Marksville District practically all his life.
He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and two small children. A number of sisters and brothers also survive.
The funeral was conducted from the home yesterday at 3 p.m., with John W. Aleshire in charge of the services. He was buried in the Cave cemetery in Dark Hollow in Madison County.
EDWARD CLARENCE CAVE
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Jun 1939
Edw. C. Cave Passes Away At His Home In Washington
Relatives here were notified yesterday afternoon (June 22) of the passing of Edward Clarence Cave, a native of Luray, now a resident of Washington, D.C., at a late hour in the afternoon. Mr. Cave had been in failing health for a number of months and his death was due to complications.
He served his apprenticeship with the old Page News and before the advent of the linotype machine here, went to Chicago and took training for this work in which callinger he became an expert. He was later employed in Charlottesville, Hinton, Cumberland and for a number of years was with Judd and Detwiler on the National Geographic Magazine and later was connected with the Governemtn Printing office in the capitol city.
Mr. Cave was about fifty three years of age and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob H. Cave, who resided on Mud Pike south of Luray.
He married Miss Anna Compton, of Front Royal, who was once in the millinery business in Luray. She survives with the following children: Mrs. Gordon Regan and Francis Cave, of Washington, D.C. and Mrs. E.P. Claplin, of Philadelphia and the following brothers and sisters: Rev. E.L. Cave, Shenandoah; Fred Cave, of Lynchburg; Frank Cave, of Altoona, Pennsylvania; Harry Cave, of near Roanoke; Ben Cave, of West Virginia; Mrs. Elmer Huffman, of Stanley and Mrs. Bergie Judd, of Luray.
No information could be learned as to funeral arrangements at the time of going to press.
MRS. INEZ VIRGINIA CAVE
Page News & Courier, Friday 30 Sep 1938
Death of Mrs. Carl Blosser
Our community was grieved to hear of the passing of Mrs. Inez Virginia Blosser at an early hour on Monday morning, September 26, at the age of 22 years, 5 months and 25 days.
She was the daughter of the late Ernest N. and Lottie Comer, of near Shenandoah, April 11, 1936, she became the wife of Carl Blosser, son of Mayberry Blosser, of McGaheysville and for a while resided in West Virginia where he husband was employed...
For about eight years she had been a faithful member of Mt. Lebanon Christian Church, having joned the church during the ministry of Rev. B.J. Earp in 1930.
Besides her husband she leaves to mourn her loss her mother, one sister Leda at home and five brothers, Emil, of Cumberland, Md., Paul, of Shenandoah, Thurman, Melvin, Eddie and Roland at home...
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 11 o'clock at Mt. Lebanon Christian Church. Rev. R.L. Williamson, the pastor, conducted the services assisted by Dr. Hobson, of Elkton.
The body was laid to rest in the family lot in the U.B. Cemetery.
REV. JAMES ASHBY CAVE
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Jul 1931
USEFUL MOUNTAIN PREACHER CALLED BY DEATH
Rev. James Ashby Cave, son of Rev. Henry Cave, died at his home in Dark Hollow, Monday morning, July 13, at 3 a.m. He had been in declining health for many years but able to attend to his work until about three months ago. He suffered an attack of flu which developed into asthma which was the cause of his death. He was 64 years, 5 months and 10 days old.
He was a wonderful character, upholding God’s righteousness and upbuilding His kingdom. He and the writer being co-workers in the ministry for years. He never attended a school in his life but when I found a passage of Scripture that I could not understand I always went to him and everytime he would give me a satisfactory explanation. He will be greatly missed in the mountains where he was a member of the Methodist church for thirty years. He began to preach soon after he became a church member. His funeral was conducted by Rev. W.J. Craddock, at Dark Hollow Methodist church, at 2 p.m. There survives him his wife, who before marriage was a Miss Colvin; and six children: Walter and Oscar at home, Elzy, who lives on the Gander place, Mrs. Walter Meadows, Mrs. Elmer Breeden and Mrs. Walker Jenkins…
REV. G.A. CAVE
JOHN A. CAVE
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Jan 1935
DEATH OF JOHN A. CAVE
John A. Cave, for the last seven years superintendent of the Page county almshouse in Marksville district, died suddenly at his home yesterday (Thursday) morning about six o'clock after he had suffered a paralytic stroke several months ago, which partly affected his speech.
The announcement of Mr. Cave's death came as a distinct shock to many, as he was a member of one of the oldest families in Page county. His father was the late Calvin H. Cave, prominent in his day in Marksville district. The wife of Calvin Cave before marriage was a Miss Lucas.
In addition to his widow Mr. Cave leaves the following children- Ralph, Cletus, Floyd, Joseph, Harold, Paul, all of Marksville District, Mrs. Lewis Irwin, of Luray, Miss Grace Cave at home, and Lucian of Waynesboro.
As superintendent of the county farms he kept everything in ideal shape and in his reports of his stewardship to the Board of Supervisors everything was always found to be in good shape.
Had Mr. Cave lived until March he would have reached his 62 year.
The brothers of Mr. Cave are Herbert Cave, Newton Cave, Fred Cave, while his sisters are Mrs. William Cameron, Miss Nannie Cave, Miss Maude Cave, and Mrs. "Zep" Cave, of Washington, and Mrs. Sam Kite.
His funeral will take place at his home on Saturday eveing at 2:30 o'clock, the services to be conducted by Rev. F.A. Blosser and the interment taking place in the Calvin Cave burial ground.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 27 Jul 1937
Joseph Cave, of the Mauck section, who had been an inmate of the County Alms House for several years, died in that institution on Friday morning after a protracted illness. His wife, who was a Miss Parks has been dead for some years. Two sons survive. The deceased was 89 years of age and was a life-long resident of this county. He was buried at the Alms House on Sunday.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 Apr 1937
L.H. Cave, of Elkton, Dies
Caretaker of Elk Run Cemetery Nine Years to Be Buried Today
Lafayette H. Cave, aged 77, well-known resident of Elkton, died at his home Sunday after being in ill health for some time. He served for nine years as caretaker of the Elk Run cemetery, retiring several years ago. Previously he was a water and rent collector for the Town of Elkton.
Mr. Cave was a native of the Lacey Spring community, where he resided until moving to Elkton in 1902. He was a son of Albert G. and Eliza Cave. He was united in marriage to Miss Columbiana J. McCoy in 1884. Mr. Cave was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Ludie E. Breeden, of Elkton; Mrs. Lucy J. Fultz, Shenandoah; and two sons, Willie G. Cave of North Rivr; and Ronda F. Cave, at home. He also leaves a number of brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held from the Elkton United Brethren Church (this) Tuesday morning at eleven o’clock, the pastor, the Rev. W.H. Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Elk Run cemetery.
MRS. LENA CAVE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 10 May 1932
DEATH OF MRS. JOHN CAVE NEAR HAGERSTOWN
Mrs. Lena Cave, aged about 40, of near Hagerstown, wife of John Cave, and a daughter of the late Mass Cave, of Cavetown, this county, died at her home on Friday after three or four years of ill health from cancer... Both the deceased and her husband formerly lived at Cavetown this county. They owned a valuable farm near Hagerstown on which they resided. Mr. Cave was formerly employed by the Norfolk & Western Railroad but was incapacitated for further sevice by an accident some years ago.
Mrs. Cave is survive by her husband and two sons, Roy and Earl, and a married daughter, Mamie, all of Hagerstown. Her living brothers and sisters are Milton Cave, of Luray, T.L. Cave, Roy Cave and Cletus Cave, of Cavetown. Mrs. Hubert Seal, of Stony Man, and Mrs. Nelson Messner and Mrs. Will Fox, of Hagerstown. The deceased was a member of the Brethren church. She was buried at Hagerstown on Sunday...
MRS. OLLIE CAVE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 19 Mar 1935
DEATH OF MRS. CAVE
Mrs. Ollie Echard Cave, wife of I. Thomas Cave, died Sunday morning at 3 o’clock at her home west of the Shenandoah River from Luray, after several years illness, aged 38 years and 4 months. She is survived by her husband, one of the leading truckers and fruit growers in Page county. In addition she leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Echard, who a number of years ago moved from the Stony Man neighborhood to the home of their son-in-law and daughter.
In addition to these, she is survived by the following brothers: Vernon L., Oscar and Arthur Echard, all of Hagerstown. They are well known in Page county, where they were born.
Mrs. Cave was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran church, perhaps the oldest church of that denomination in Page county. She was born in the Stony Man neighborhood where she spent most of her life until her marriage to Mr. Cave a number of years ago.
Her funeral was held at Mt. Zion Brethren church, four miles south of Luray, yesterday (Monday) at 2 o’clock, conducted by Revs. B.D. Castor and A.J. Caricofe, of the Lutheran and Brethren churches, respectively…
MRS. ONA PEARL CAVE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 17 Apr 1934
DEATH OF MRS. BEN CAVE
Mrs. Ona Pearl Cave, wife of Benjamin Cave, for years a valued employee of the Deford Tanning Co., Luray, died on Friday morning at 5:30 o'clock in the Harrisonburg hospital, following an operation...
The subject of this notice and Mr. Cave were married on February 27, 1910. They have made their home near this place ever since.
She is survived by one son, Virgil Cave at home
Immediately after Mrs. Cave's death her body was brought to her home a mile South of Luray, where many friends of the family were gathered to offer condolence.
Mrs. Cave was a daughter of William H. Jenkins, who for many years lived near Luray. The Jenkins home is on the "Boneyard Road."
Mrs. Cave has been a member of Mt. Zion Brethren church, south, of Luray, for many years...
Mrs. Cave's funeral was held from Mt. Zion church on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the services being conducted by the pastor Rev. A.J. Caricofe, assisted by Eld. A.W. Campbell...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Apr 1934
DEATH OF THOMAS CAVE, JR.
Thomas Cave, Jr., son of Rev. Thomas Cave, who resided at Novum, Va., formerly a resident of the Dark Hollow neighborhood, in Madison county, died at the home of his father, last Tuesday, after a short illness... His death was due to a complication of diseases. His brother, John A. Cave, who recently went to Fortress Monroe was notified of the death, but did not reach home in time for the burial . The father of the young man is well known in Page county where he has preached on numerous occasions. The latter is an occasional correspodent of the News and Courier.
MRS. VIRGINIA CAVE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 1 Feb 1938
Death of Mrs. Virginia Cave At Waynesboro, Pa.
Mrs. Harry (Virginia D.) Cave, died at the Waynesboro, Pa., hospital Friday morning about 4 o'clock, with double pneumonia, where she had been in a critical condition for a week or ten days. She is a daughter of Joseph R. Broyles, of near Stony Man, and was born and spent her young womanhood in Luray. Her mother was the late Mrs. Ethel Campbell Broyles, daughter of the late William Campbell, of Luray, one of the discoverers of the Luray Caverns. She married and moved to Pennsylvania with her husband about eighteen years ago. She is survived by her father, mentioned above, her husband, four children:- Winston, Ann, Mary Lou and Betty, and the following brothers and sisters: Eston R. Broyles, Washington, D.C.; Hollis Broyles, Waynesboro, Pa., Mrs. Ernest (Lala) Broyles, Martinsburg, W.Va., Mrs. (Pearl) Haynes, near La-Rue Ohio, and Harold and Robert Broyles, of near Berryville...
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, with interment in the Waynesboro cemetery.
WILLIAM HENRY CAVE
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Dec 1938
Had Been Ill For Two Weeks- Wife and Son Survive- Funeral Held Thursday
William Henry Cave, aged 67, died Tuesday morning at 2:30 at the home of his sister, Mrs. Gertrude Breeden, of near East Point, following an illness of two weeks.
Mr. Cave was a son of the late Edward and Frances Cave and was born at Shenandoah. He worked in Camden, N.J., for a number of years, returning to the East Point section about three years ago.
Besides his wife, Mrs. Lillian Cave, he is survived by one son, Jesse Cave, of Camden, N.J.; one brother, George Cave; three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Breeden, at whose home he died; Mrs. Florence Long, of Shenandoah and Mrs. Ida Bidle, of Newport News; one nephew, Joseph Nise, of Newport News, and one niece, Mrs. Helen Stanway, of Newport News.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Peter's Church. Services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Shaffer. Burial was in a nearby cemetery.
MRS. Z.H. CAVE
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Mar 1939
Mrs. Z.H. Cave Passes
Mrs. Z.H. Cave, of Washington, D.C., died at her home in that city on Wednesday of this week after a brief illness.
Mrs. Daisy Cave, the daughter of Calvin Cave, of near Marksville, this county, is survived by her husband and the following brothers and sisters: Herbert, Frank and Fred Cave, all of the Marksville section; Miss Nan Cave and Mrs. Mollie Cameron, also of the same section and Mrs. Harry Somers, of Washington. A number of sisters are deceased.
Mrs. Cave was a member of the Mt. Vernon Place M.E. Church, Washington, D.C. Her funeral will be held from the Ida Grove Church, at Ida, this county, Sunday at 1 p.m., with the Rev. D.L. Fringer and Rev. A.J. Caricofe in charge of the services.
Interment will take place in the Joseph A. Sours graveyard.
AMOS CLEM (I)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 15 Nov 1938
Death of Amos Clem
Amos Clem, aged 67 years, a retired Norfolk and Western conductor, died at the University Hospital in Charlottesville on Friday night, September 11th, after an illness of several months...
He is survived by his wife, who before marriage was Miss Rosa Lloyd, and thirteen children: Mrs. Susie Southers, Mrs. Mazie Clem, Mrs. Hannah Foltz, Mrs. Mary Fetters, Mrs. Zola Dove, Misses Elizabeth and Virginia Clem, Noah, Ben, Monroe, Herman and Charles. The funeral was conducted on Sunday afternoon by Rev. Lee E. Sheaffer. Interment was in the U.B. Cemetery.
AMOS CLEM (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Nov 1938
Amos Lee Clem
Amos Lee Clem died at the University hospital Friday, November 11 after an illness of five weeks and five days. He had reached the age of sixty seven years and was a retired railroad conductor. He had been employed by the railroad company for the past forty five years...
... He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and the following children:
Mrs. C.D. Southern, Mrs. J.W. Clem, Mrs. Frances Rosenberger, Mrs. M.B. Fetters, Mrs. Zoe Dove, Mrs. Charles Brown, Miss Lucille and Virginia Nook, Herman, Ben, Munroe and Charles. Thirty three grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.
The funeral was conducted on Sunday afternoon by the Rev. Lee E. Sheaffer. Interment took place in the U.B. Cemetery.
CHARLES H. CLOUD
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 Jan 1931
SUDDEN DEATH OF CHARLES H. CLOUD
Charles H. Cloud, a popular and industrious citizen owning a home at Willow Grove Mills, a mile South of Luray, died suddenly Friday morning at the age of 61 years, 9 months and one day. Mr. Cloud, cheerful and genial, was in Luray, the day before his death, transacted a number of business matters, listened to the radio that night and after retiring got out of bed at 11 o’clock to receive some belated visitors. The next morning about 5 o’clock his wife was aroused by his hard breathing and in a few minutes he had passed away. Death is attributed to a heart attack as he was subject to some extent to trouble of that character, though working every day at the Willow Grove Mills, his place of employment for many years…
Mr. Cloud is survived by his widow who was Miss Carrie Richards, daughter of the late Harden Richards, of the Cavetown neighborhood this county. He leaves three children Harry, Clarence William and Miss Ethel Cloud, all of Luray, and also two brothers, James Cloud, of Woodville, Rappahannock county, and Thomas Cloud, of Cavetown, Page county. He was born at Woodville, moving to this county in 1896. Except for brief intervals, he has been employed at Claude R. Grove’s mill for about twenty years. He was a member of the Woodville Baptist church.The services at the funeral and interment at Mt. Zion Brethren church on Saturday were conducted by Rev. Charles A. Hall, assisted by Rev. H.J. Dudley.
MISS ETHEL CLOUD (I)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 3 Dec 1935
DEATH OF MISS CLOUD
Miss Ethel Cloud, aged 34 years, died at her home one and a half miles south of town on Friday at 7 p.m. Miss Cloud had been ill with Bright's disease for over a year. Prior to her illness she was a valued employee of the Maryland Company.
The deceased was a member of the Christian Church, Luray, Rev. F.A. Blosser conducting the services. He was assisted by Elder Ernest Cave.
Interment took place in the Mt. Zion cemetery at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Carrie Cloud and brothers, Clarence and Harry Cloud, all of near L,uray.
MISS ETHEL CLOUDE (II)
DEATH OF ETHEL CLOUDE
Ethel Estelle Cloude, daughter of the late Charles H. and Carrie L. Cloude departed this life, Friday, Nov. 29 at an early hour...
Miss Cloude was born Sept. 7, 1901 near this place wheren she has spent her entire life. She joined the Antioch Christian Church at the age of sixteen, but moved her membership to Luray Church of Christ several years later.
Miss Cloyde has been employed by the Maryland Company of this place for a number of years...
She is survived by her mother and two brothers Clarence William of Luray and Harry Lee who lives near their home.
Her funeral was conducted by Rev. F.A. Blosser and Eld Ernest Cave on Sunday afternoon from the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church. Interment took place in the nearby cemetery...
THOMAS W. CLOUD
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Feb 1939
Death of Thomas W. Cloud
Thomas W. Cloud, aged about 74, died at his home in the Ida Valley Homestead neighborhood on Wednesday after a long period of declining health which eventually culminated in pneumonia.
He is survived by his widow, who before marriage, was Miss Nancy Richards, of the Cavetown section; one son, Willie Cloud, at home and Mrs. Minnie (Joe) Richards, of the same neighborhood.
The funeral will be held from Mt. Zion church today (Friday) at 3 o'clock with the Rev. H.E. Wakeman in charge. Burial in Mt. Zion cemetery.
MRS. MAMIE LEE COFFMAN
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Apr 1934
DEATH OF MRS. COFFMAN
Mrs. Mamie Lee Coffman, wife of Jacob C. Coffman, a native of this county, died Sunday in the Harrisonburg hospital from cancer of the brain. Her husband is a brother of Mrs. B.C. Strickler and G.L. Coffman, of Luray; Joseph B. Coffman, of Stanley; and Mrs. George W. Moore, of Buena Vista. In addition to her husband Mrs. Coffman is survived by the following children: Mrs. Emmet Nunn and Mrs. Ruby Lawson, of Harrisonburg and Miss Pauline Coffman at home. Jacob Coffman is a son of the late Harvey Coffman, the old brick mason of Page county. The county have been living in Harrisonburg for a number of years, where Mr. Coffman is a well-known business man. Mrs. Coffman is a daughter of the late Philip Rogers, of Marksville district.
Mr. and Mrs. Coffman were the first couple ever married in the present Stanley Baptist church.
The funeral will be conducted from Mrs. Coffman's late home in Harrisonburg this (Tuesday) evening at 4 o'clock.
Mrs. Coffman was about 50 years of age.
WILMER C. COFFMAN
Page News & Courier, Friday 13 May 1932
DEATH OF WILMER CALVIN COFFMAN
Many friends will regret to learn of the death on May 7th of Wilmer Calvin Coffman, age 56, of Westmont, N.J., son of Jacob H. Coffman, formerly of this county. The deceased was the eldest son. Funeral services were held at Foster's Funeral Home, 800 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, N.J., Wednesday, with interment in the new Camden cemetery.
Mr. Coffman passed away at the Hanaman hospital in Philadelphia. Pneumonia was the cause of death. He was single and had followed the trade of textile worker. He is survived by his father, two sisters, Mrs. William Young and Mrs. Willie Summers, of Westmont, N.J., and two brothers, Jacob Coffman, Jr., of Westmont, and Benjamin Coffman, of Philadelphia...
Page News & Courier, Friday 9 Jun 1939
Death of Aged Lady
Mrs. Amanda Comer, wife of Manuel Comer, deceased, aged 81 years, died at the home of her son, William Comer, at Hamburg, at an early hour Wednesday morning.
The cause of death was due to the infirmities of age. She had resided in Page all her life and was a Miss Pettit before marriage.
She is survived by two sons, William and Benjamin Comer, of near Luray, and a daughter, Mrs. Ben Sours, of Shenandoah county.
The funeral will be held from the Brethren Church, near Court Manor, in Shenandoah County, this afternoon at 2 o’clock, with burial in the church cemetery adjoining.
ANDREW J. COMER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 May 1938
Death of Prominent Stony Man Farmer
Andrew J. Comer, aged 80, a highly respected and prominent farmer of the Stony Man neighborhood, died at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Weaver, of that immediate neighborhood, on Monday, May 23, after an extended illness.
Mr. Comer was one of the most influential residents and expert farmers of the county, and had one of the best farms on the Hawksbill, where he had resided practically his entire life. He was a son of the late George Comer, of this county. His brother, Isaac Comer, who is deceased, was County Surveyor for many years and was considered one of the best in his line. The deceased was twice married, his first wife being Miss Susan Hoak, of the Ida section, who has been dead for about twenty years. To this union the following children survive:- Miss Bessie Comer, Mrs. (Carrie) Vernon Huffman, Mrs. May Kluxen, Philadelphia, Mrs. Eugene (Etta) Weaver, Luray, and A.L. Comer, Arkansas.
Mr. Comer is also survived by the following sisters: Mrs. Mary Kauffman and Mrs. H.J. Good, Rileyville and Mrs. D.C. Blosser, Stony Man.
His last wife, who was Mrs. Nelia Buracker, survives.
Mr. Blosser was a trustee and liberal supporter of Mr. Calvary Lutheran Church.
His funeral will be held today (Wednesday) conducted by his pastor, Rev. B.D. Castor.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 12 Feb 1935
CARL COMER DIES AT SHENANDOAH
Carl Comer, an employee of the Norfolk & Western Railroad for the last thirty years died at his home on the Comertown road 2 P.M. Sunday. He had been ill about 40 days. He was about 60 years of age... His wife preceded him to the grave about thirteen years ago. He is survived by two brothers, Charles and George and one sister, Miss Clara Comer. Four sons- Lynn, Marvin, Everett and Howard Comer- and five daughters- Dorothy, Nora, Frances, Hazel and Betty also survive. Services will be held at the Comer Church (today) Tuesday, at 2 P.M. with interment in the family lot in the Andrew Kite burial ground. Rev. J.W. Henderson was in charge of the services.
ELSIE MARIE COMER
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Dec 1937
Death of Elsie Marie Comer
Elsie Marie Comer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Comer, age four months, died at her home on Sunday, December the 19th, at 7:30 p.m., from pneumonia. She leaves besides her parents several brothers and sisters to mourn her loss. The funeral was conducted on Tuesday by Rev. Lee E. Sheaffer. Burial in the U.B. Cemetery.
MRS. EMMA COMER
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Apr 1931
DEATH OF MRS. JOHN L. COMER
Shenandoah, Va., April 2- Mrs. Emma Comer, age 36 years, 6 months and 26 days, wife of John L. Comer, died at her home on Third Street at 8:50 a.m., Tuesday, after a brief illness beginning Thursday, March 26. When a physician was called Saturday morning he found the good woman in a serious condition due to the flu she had several weeks ago... She was born at Honeyville 36 years ago, the daughter of Branch and Maggie Lee Douglas. She is survived by her father, two brothers, James, of Shenandoah, and Thomas of Ohio. Her father being in Kentucky he could not attend the funeral. She leaves a husband and seven children, four boys and three girls: Edith, 15; Roy, 13; Charlotte, 11; Joseph, 9; Jennings, 8; Kenneth, 7, and Olivia, 5. Her mother who was a Miss Young before marriage died several years ago. Early in life Mrs. Comer united with the Dunkard church at Newport, this county... The funeral was held in the Christian church Thursday evening, at 2 p.m., by the Rev. E.L. Cave assisted by Rev. G.H. Easley... The body was laid to rest in the family lot in the U.B. cemetery.
FRANK S. COMER
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Apr 1931
FRANK S. COMER DIES
Shenandoah, Virginia, April 9-
Frank Samuel Comer, son of the late Jefferson and Isabella Comer died at his home in Shenandoah, Tuesday morning at 12:10 o'clock, after an illness of eight months from a complicaion of diseases.
He had been employed as coal wharf man for the Norfolk & Western railway for thirty-eight years... His wife has been ill for quite awhile and on this account was not able to attend the funeral. Before marriage she was Miss Mary Eppard, daughter of Franklin Eppard.
Mr. Comer is survived by his widow and the following children: Roy, James, Redford, William, Tedford, Lilly, Alleane and Helen. There are three suriving brothers: Carl, Charles and George, the latter has not been heard from for sometime and is thought to be in Ohio, though could not be located this week. One sister, Clarry, also survives. Mr. Comer was 60 years old, having been born January 8, 1871. The funeral took place at the home today at 2 p.m. Rev. Lee E. Sheaffer officiating and interment was in the Methodist cemetery.
FRANK P. COMER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 5 Apr 1932
DEATH OF FRANK P. COMER
Shenandoah, Va., April 4- Frank P. Comer, died at his home near Ingham at 8:30 P.M., Thursday, March 31, after a brief illness of only nine days, from pneumonia, which quickly developed in both lungs about the third or fourth day. Mr. Comer was 57 years old having been born January 14, 1875, the son of John J. and Mary Strole Comer. He was a successful farmer, which calling he followed practically all his life until some years ago when he engaged in the lumber and threshing business in connection with his farming, purchasing a saw mill which he moved to various locations in different counties. He was married twice, his first wife having been Miss Minnie Lucas, daughter of Henry lucasm and sister of William and Hughy Lucas. By this marriage there was one child, Joseph who survives. His second wife was Miss Fannie Baugher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Baugher, of near Swift Run. They had the following children, all of which survive him: Mrs. Ray R. Huffman, of Stanley, Mrs. Fred Shuler, of near Verbena Mills; Claude, Frank Jr., John, Brownie, Grace, Mary Margaret, Catherine, Nellie and Peggy Comer. The following sisters and brothers also survive him: Mrs. Bessie Hilliard, Mrs. Myrtle Baugher, James, Judah, Dock, June, Homer, Jones, Claude, Albert and Pauline Comer... the rites which according to the request of the deceased were held from the Brick church Sunday at 2 p.m., by Rev. John W. Henderson. The interment in the U.B. cemetery in Shenandoah...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 19 Jul 1932
DEATH AT INGHAM
Shenandoah, Va., July 21- Grant Comer, aged twenty-nine years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Comer, died at his home at Ingham, this county, on Saturday, at 2 p.m., after an illness of two months of a complication of diseases... He had been an employee of the Norfolk & Western Railroad for a number of years.
He is survived by his widow who was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Trent Turner, and three sons, the oldest being about nine years of age, and also by the following brothers and sisters: Noah, Samuel Jr., Robert, Alfred, and John Comer, and Mrs. Sallie Dovel and Mrs. Ernest McDaniel.
The funeral services were held in the Episcopal church at Ingham, Revs. Lee E. Sheaffer and E.L. Cave officiating. Interment took place in the Samuel Comer cemetery at Ingham at 10 a.m. Monday...
ISAAC NEWTON COMER (I)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 8 Jul 1939
Isaac Newton Comer, aged 67 years, 7 months and 14 days, died at his home on Bristol Avenue in East Luray Saturday, July 8, 1939 at 8:30 a.m.
Mr. Comer was born near Mt. Zion Church and was the son of the late Clinton and Mary Catherine Comer. He moved to Luray from Spring Farm in 1911 and was employed at the tannery a number of years. He sustained a paralytic stroke about five years ago and never fully regained his health.
Nearly 42 years ago he married Miss Annie Chatham Fristoe, daughter of the late Scott and Mary Catherine Fristoe, of near Rocky branch section, who survives him with the following daughters, Miss Iva Comer and Mrs. R.G. (Geneva) Sisk, at home.
Mr. Comer was a consistent member of the Luray Church of Christ. His funeral was conducted from his home at 2:00 p.m. on Monday by Rev. D.L. Finger of the M.E. Church, assisted by Rev. H.M. Ware of the Christian Church. Interment was in Green Hill Cemetery.
The deceased is also survived by two brothers, Eld. J.W. Comer, of Spring Farm and David Comer, near the Caverns, and one sister, Mrs. Ashby (Mamie) Lillard, near Luray.
Deceased brothers and sisters are as follows: J. Benton Comer, W.C. Comer, Mrs. Amos (Lizzie) Baker and Mrs. Walter (Annie) Racer.
ISAAC NEWTON COMER (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Jul 1939
Isaac Newton Comer Dies At Home In East Luray
Isaac Newton Comer, aged about 67, died at his home on Bristol Avenue, in East Luray, Saturday July 8, at 3:30 o'clock.
Mr. Comer was born near Mt. Zion Church and is sthe son of the late Christian and Mary Catherine Comer. He moved to Luray from the Spring Farm neighborhood a number of years ago and was a veteran tannery employee...
Mr. Comer married Miss Annie Chatham Fristoe, daughter of the late Scott Fristoe, who survives with the following daughters: Miss Iva Comer and Mrs. Robert G. (Geneva) Sisk, at home.
Mr. Comer was a consistent member of the Luray Church of Christ. His funeral was conducted from the home at 2:00 p.m. on Monday by his pastor, the Rev. H.M. Ware, assisted by Rev. D.L. Fringer, of the Methodist Church. Interment took place in Evergreen Cemetery.
The deceased is also survived by two brothers, Eld. Joseph Comer, of Spring Farm and David Comer West of Luray. The following are deceased: Benton Comer, Mrs. Amos Baker and Mrs. Walter Racer.