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PAGE NEWS & COURIER 1931-1940, Part 2
MRS. LUCY VIRGINIA COMER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 1 Nov 1932
NATIVE OF AGE DIES AT WEST NEWTON, PA.
Mrs. Lucy Virginia Comer, age 82 years, died at West Newton, Pa. at 6:55 a.m., Sunday, October 16th. She sustained a stroke on October 1st and was ill only fifteen days. Mrs. Comer was a native of Virginia being born and reared near Ingham, Page county. After marriage she spent the most of her life in Page and Warren counties until fifteen years ago, leaving Virginia and going to West Newton, Pa., making her home with her son, Jas. E. Comer and grandchildren. She leaves one son above mentioned and eleven grand children and twenty-one great grandchildren. She was buried in the Olive Branch cemetery near Smithton, Pa.
MRS. LYDIA C. COMER
Page News & Courier, Friday 9 Aug 1935
DEATH OF MRS. LYDIA C. COMER
Mrs. Lydia C. Comer died at her home near Ingham on Aug. 4, 1935. Mrs. Comer was 79 years and 28 days old being born in 1856. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Kite and an only child. Her husband, Andrew J. Comer, preceded her to the grave by about eight years.
She had only been ill a short while having been paralyzed about two weeks ago.
Mrs. Comer leaves the following children, Deliah (Mrs. R.D. Dovel), Effie (Mrs. C.H. May), Laura (Mrs. Marshall Cubbage), Lydia (Mrs. Eunice May), and Elmer, Amos and Ernest Comer. She also leaves 35 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren.
Her funeral was conducted on Wednesday, August 7 at 2 p.m. by her pastor, Rev. E. Lee Sheaffer at the U.B. Grove Hill Church with interment in the cemetery. She had been a member of the U.B. church for 60 years…
Page News & Courier, Friday 29 Apr 1938
Death of Mrs. Maggie Comer
Mrs. Maggie Comer, age 51, died in the Rockingham Memorial Hospital at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday after a severe illness of five weeks...
Mrs. Comer was the daughter of the late Phillip and Sarah Comer. Her mother has been dead for 18 years and her father died just three months ago.
She leaves two children, Miss Lilly Comer and Wilbert Comer and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. C.L. Supple, Miss Sallie Comer, Mrs. J.W. Davis, Mrs. D.F. Turner, and Miss Ada Comer, one brother, Reuben Comer. Two brothers, Harry, killed at Winston-Salem, N.C., eight years ago and Lewis, who died in infancy.
The funeral will be conducted from the Christian Church Friday (today) at 2 p.m.
The burial will be in the Methodist cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Jan 1934
Death of Noah Comer in Ohio
Mrs. Tirzah Painter received a letter from her sister, Mrs. Emma Printz, of Urbana, O., telling of the recent death of Noah Comer, of Piqua, O., a first cousin of ours who died from grief over the death of his wife, who died on the 17th of Aug, 1933. Mr. Comer died on the 17th of Dec. last- the same day and same hour as that of his wife and only four months apart...
(Urbana, O., Daily)
Noah Comer, 74, who a number of years ago served as fire chief in Urbana, died Sunday morning at 1:15 o'clock, in the Piqua Memorial Hospital.
Following the death of his wife last August, Mr. Comer had lived with his son Harold and family in Piqua... his death was pronounced due to grief over the death of his wife. In addition to the son, a daughter, Mrs. Helen Shaffer, of Akron and several grandchildren, survive.
The body was taken to the Frank and Barger funeral home in St. Paris and funeral services will be held from that place Tuesday afternoon, at 2:00, conducted by Rev. Shutterfield, pastor of the First Baptist church, of Piqua. Interment will be in the Concord cemetery.
PHILLIP M. COMER (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 21 Jan 1938
Death of Phillip M. Comer
Phillip M. Comer, age 73, died at his home at Comertown, just east of Shenandoah on Monday, January the 17th, 1938 at 6 o’clock a.m.
Mr. Comer had been in ill health about a month and had been critically ill for several days prior to his death. His two daughters, Misses Sallie and Ada Comer have cared for him since his wife’s death in 1920.
Mr. Comer was the son of John Comer and Deliah Kite Comer, and was married to Miss Sarah Merica, daughter of George Merica. He is survived by two brothers, John and Isaac Comer and one sister, Mrs. Virginia Hinton. The deceased brothers and sisters are- James, Andrew, Samuel, George, Jacob, Mrs. Martin Lucas, Mrs. Joseph McAllister, and Mrs. Frank McAllister.
The following children also survive- Sudie, (Mrs. James Davis); Viola, (Mrs. Frank Turner); Misses Maggie, Sallie and Ada Comer, Reuben Comer and one deceased son, Harry Comer. Nineteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren also survive.
Mr. Comer had lived in the Comertown neighborhood since his birth and has been a prominent and prosperous farmer. He lost a hand forty-six years ago in a saw mill while sawing lumber on Wolf Run.
He had been a consistent member of the Mt. Lebanon Christian Church since early manhood and his funeral was conducted from that church on Wednesday at 2 p.m., with his pastor, Rev. Williamson, officiating. Interment was in the George Comer burying ground by the side of his late wife and son.
PHILLIP COMER (II)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 1 Feb 1938
Death of Philip M. Comer
Philip M. Comer died at his home in Comertown Monday morning at 6:20, January 17, 1938, age 83 years, 9 months and 28 days. He leaves to mourn his passing seven children: (Lizzie) Mrs. C.L. Supple; (Viola) Mrs. Frank Turner; (Sudie) Mrs. James Davis; Miss Margaret, of Shenandoah; Rubin, of Shenandoah, and Misses Sallie and Ada, at home. Two sons are dead- Louis died in infancy and Harry Comer was killed June first, 1928, while loading steel in the Winston-Salem yard. Mrs. Sarah C. Comer, his wife, died Many 7, 1920.
He leaves 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Two brothers- John H. Comer and Isaac N. Comer and one sister, Mrs. Virginia Hinton…
Page News & Courier, Friday 13 Feb 1931
REUBEN COMER DIES AT HIS OLD HOME ON BATTLE CREEK
While on a visit to his son and daughter, Milton Comer and Miss Stella Comer at his old home on Battle Creek, Reuben Comer, age 77, died of heart trouble at midnight on Wednesday. Mr. Comer, who had been living with his son, William M. Comer, in Massanutten for the last eight years, went to the old home on Sunday in his usual health and began to complain the next day, growing worse steadily until the end came. He had been in feeble health for a number of years.
Mr. Comer lost his wife who was Miss Emma Price, eight years ago. His surviving children are William M. Comer, of Massanutten, Ernest Comer of Holt county, Mo., Kemper Comer of Green Springs, W.Va., Grover Comer, of Grove Hill, Ashby, Milton and Miss Stella Comer, of Battle Creek, and Charles Comer, of New Market.
The subject of this notice was a brother of Mann and Solomon Comer, deceased, and was the last survivor of a family of five children. He belonged to the Brethren Church for twenty years and was an estimable citizen.
The funeral will take place at the old home on Battle Creek at 2 p.m., today, (Friday) with services by Eld. Ernest Cave and interment in the Rinehart graveyard.
MRS. SUSAN COMER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 31 Jan 1939
Mrs. Comer, of Elkton, Dies
Mrs. Susan R. Comer, aged 82, well known resident of the Elkton section, died suddenly Saturday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nannie Monger, of near Elkton. Although she had been in ill health for some time, her death came as a great shock to her many friends and relatives.
Mrs. Comer, who was born at Naked Creek on Sept. 12, 1836, was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Merica and spent her entire life in the Elkton section. Her husband, George Comer, preceded her in death some years ago. Mrs. Comer had been a faithful member of the Christian church for the past 59 years and was a woman of fine character.
She is survived by the following children: K.E. Comer, of Elkton, T.O. Comer, of Lewiston, Pa.; W.T. Comer, of Paoli, Pa.; C.E. Comer, of McLean, Va.; Mrs. Nannie Monger, of Elkton, Mrs. Nettie F. Harris, of Waynesboro; M.S. Comer, of Arlington, Va.; and G.T. Comer, of Washington, Del. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
WILLIAM C. COMER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 31 May 1932
DEATH OF WILLIAM C. COMER
William C. Comer, for years a blacksmith at Luray died at his home in this place at 2:30 p.m., on Saturday from heart disease complicated with other ailments...
Mr. Comer is survived by his widow, who was Miss Myrtle Strickler, a daughter of Mrs. John W. Strickler, East of Luray, and by two children, Miss Irene Comer, and by a little son, Wayne Comer, at home. Mr. Comer who was a son of Clinton Comer, deceased of this county leaves a sister, Mrs. Ashby Lilliard, of Spring Farm, near town, and three brothers, Eld. Joseph Comer, David Comer and I. Newton Comer, all of Luray and vicnity. Two sisters, Mrs. Walter Racer, and Mrs. Amos Baker, and a brother, Benton Comer, are deceased. Mr. Comer was a member of the Brethren church for many years...
The funeral was held at Beahm's Chapel yesterday, the burial taking place in the adjacent cemetery. Rev. A.J. Caricofe, the Brethren pastor, was in charge.
MRS. MATTIE COMPTON
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 20 Mar 1934
MRS. J.B. COMPTON, FORMER RESIDENT, BURIED AT LURAY
Mrs. Mattie Compton, age 85 years, of Front Royal, widow of the late J. Booton Compton, died on Saturday at her home after a long illness. She had been bedfast for a few weeks...
Mrs. Compton was the last surviving member of her generation of the Stover family of this county. The following brothers and sisters have preceded her in death: Samuel, Daniel, Joseph F., John W. and David Stover, and Misses Annie and Fannie Stover, all of Luray and vicinity, except Daniel Stover, who married in Mississippi and died before the civil war while merchandising in that State. The family were raised at the old Stover brick residence on the Hawksbill, two miles south of Luray, now the property of Mr. Deford. The old home is in a few hundred yards of the John W. Stover homestead which in late years passed into the possession of the Frank Huffman family and now belongs to James Kite... She was a direct descendent of Peter Stover, Valley pioneer who founded Strasburg. She passed her early life in Page county where she still has a host of relatives. Among her nieces and nephews in and around Luray are: Mrs. Herbert Barbee, Mrs. Lena Bostick, Mrs. May Thompson, Mrs. J. Gill Grove, Miss Annie Stover, Miss Grace Stover and others. In early life she married J. Booton Compton, son of Dr. Compton, of the Bentonville section. For a long time after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Compton lived in Page county. They located in Front Royal about thirty years ago. Mr. Compton has been dead about seven years. He was a well known orchadist, farmer and Confederate veteran and took a prominent part in the civic life of Front Royal.
The surviving children of the couple are: Dr. Stover Compton, physician of Louisiana, Daniel Compton, of South Carolina, Miss Annie Compton who resided with her mother, Miss Isa Compton who has an educational position in Washington, D.C., and Mrs. William Browe, of Philadelphia. Mrs. Compton connected herself with the Primitive Baptist Church in early life...
The funeral service was conducted by her pastor, Eld. A.L. Harrison at Front Royal yesterday. The body was brought to Luray and buried in the Green Hill Cemetery with committal services by Elders Harrison and R.H. Pittman.
RICHARD H. COMPTON
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Apr 1935
Richard H. Compton
Richard H. Compton, aged 84 years, died at his home in Sperryville on Monday afternoon, April 15. While Mr. Compton had been in failing health for several months, his death came as a shock to the community…
Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning at ten o’clock and were conducted by Rev. O.L. Hogs, with interment in the family burial plot in the local cemetery.
Mr. Compton who was the last of a family of twelve children is survived by three daughters: Mrs. W.A. Bullis, of Nork Wilkes Boro, N.C., Mrs. Walter Henson of Front Royal, and Mrs. J.B. Johnson, of Sperryville. He is also survived by several grandchildren.
MRS. CARRIE CONWAY
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Sep 1937
Former Stanley Lady Dies In Baltimore
Word was received at Stanley Thursday telling of the death of Mrs. Carrie Conway, which occurred at her home in Baltimore on Wednesday of this week after an illness of many years duration. Mrs. Conway was the daughter of the late D.W. “Dee” Goodrich, a well known farmer and saw mill operator, of near Stanley. The deceased was about fifty years old and had been twice married, her first husband being the late Robert Foltz, of Stanley, and to which union there were born three children- Margaret, a married daughter, living in Baltimore, Mrs. Myra Herzint, Baltimore and Harry Foltz, Pittsburgh. She is also survived by the following brother and sisters: William Goodrich, Philadelphia, Mrs. Virginia Butler, Wilmington, Del., Mrs. Maude Jenkins, Mrs. Ida Painter, Mrs. Manie Bradley and Mrs. Gertrude Foltz, all of Stanley. The remains will be brought to Stanley today, Friday, on Train 13. Funeral and interment at the Adventist church at one o’clock the same day.
JOSEPH S. COOK
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 25 Sep 1934
DEATH OF JOSEPH S. COOK
Joseph S. Cook, 84, died at the Harrisonburg Hospital on Sunday night, following an illness of something like three months. His illness began with a fall on the concrete floor of his porch in the Bixler's Ferry neighborhood. ... He had been licing here between thirty and forty years and most of the time was engaged in the growing of small fruit and apples. He was painstaking in the care of his orchards and berry patches and was an authority in the proper way of handling them. He made a study of the business and was a great reader in the best way of their cultivation...
His widow, who is a daughter of the late Thomas Nichols, of Madison county with the following children survive him: Parks Cook, of Hagerstown; Max Cook, Mrs. Sam Price, Jacob Cook and Mrs. Martha Nichols of this county; Mrs. Cora Goznell, of Philadelphia, and Cody Cook, of Rappahannock.
The burial will take place today at 2 o'clock P.M. in Beahm's Chapel cemetery. The services will be conducted by Eld. D.W. Strickler, of Luray.
WILLIAM H. "BILL WIGGINS" CORBIN
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 7 Apr 1931
DEATH OF "BILL WIGGINS", NEWS AND COURIER CORRESPONDENT
Friends were inexpressibly shocked yesterday morning to learn that William H. Corbin, of Hamburg, West of Luray, known far and near from his letters in the Page News and Courier, as "Bill Wiggins," humorist, philosopher and poer, was no more. He was found lying on his bed yesterday morning, life having fled but his body was still partially warm. Mr. Corbin retired to his room Sunday night after having complained of something like a "lump" in his breast during the day. He eat very little dinner and refused supper after he had gone to his room. Mr. Corbin was still active and gave no evidence of a decline in health, but for some time had complained of indigestion at intervals, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Aleshire who have occupied his home and boarded him for about five years, felt no uneasiness as to his condition until six o'cloxk yesterday morning when they called him to breakfast and he failed to appear. He was lying dead on his bed with a blanket partly over him and fully dressed except for his shoes...
Mr. Corbin was seventy-seven years old the 7th of March. He had been a widower for seventeen years, most of which he lived alone at Hamburg. He was a carpenter and was otherwise employed in the neighborhood... One of his brothers, I.N. Corbin, of near Hamburg, is dead and the other, Charles, lives in Thompson Hollow, near Bentonville. Mr. Corbin had no children...
Mr. Corbin spent his entire life in the Mill Creek-Hamburg neighborhood. In early years he a protege of the late Martin V. Gander of whom he always spoke with appreciation and gratitude. His wife was Miss Emily Comer, of the Ida neighborhood. He had meagre educational opportunities, but was a reader and thinker all of his life. While he never connected himself with any church, he was a student of the Bible and a staunch upholder of doctrines in many cases similar to those held by the Old School Baptists. He even wrote a booklet in championing some of these religious views and his letters often took the same turn... His rare gift of humor was retained till he was seventy-seven years old, which is most unusual.
The funeral will take place, just as it should, from Mill Creek Old School Baptist chruch at 11 a.m., tomorrow (Wednesday). He will be buried in the Brubaker graveyard at the White House amidst the beloved surroundings in which he spent his career.
MRS. GABRIELLA CROFT
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 10 Jan 1939
Sudden Death of Aged Lady
Friends and relatives of Mrs. Gaberilla Croft were shocked when news of her death on Jan. 6, became known. She was fatally stricken only two days previous.
Mrs. Croft was before marriage Miss Gaberilla Dodson, daughter of Joe and Eliza Ann Dodson and was born near Sperryville, Va., on Sept. 13, 1866. Almost her entire life was spent in the Steam Hollow section of Page County at which place she died.
Her husband, Andrew Croft, a Civil War veteran, has been dead a number of years.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Sallie Solony and Mrs. Clementine Vlonizk, of Hagerstown, Md., two sons, James and Jake, of Ingham, and three sisters, Mrs. Kagey Comer of Luray, Mrs. Harry Minick, of Hagerstown, Md., and Mrs. Grant Good, of this place. Two brothers, John W. Dodson, of Luray, and Genie Dodson, of Culpeper, also survive.
Funeral services were held at the Episcopal Mission Sunday, Jan. 8, at 2:30 p.m. and were attended by one of the largest crowds ever to gather at that place. Interment in the cemetery nearby.
MRS. ASHBY CUBBAGE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 23 Mar 1937
Mrs. Ashby Cubbage Dies Near Mauck
Mrs. Ashby Cubbage, aged about 57 years, died at her home near the Page Valley Pool, east of Stanley, on Saturday afternoon at 6 o’clock after a week’s illness with influenze, followed by pneumonia. She was a daughter of the late Matt Nauman, who was proprietor of the Nauman hotel, a summer resort on Tanner’s Ridge above Stanley. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Harry, Jasper, and Melvin, all of the Stanley neighborhood, Mrs. Arthur (Myrtle) Purdham, of Richmond, two brothers, Thomas and James, of Stanley, and two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Blosser, of New Market, and Mrs. Benton Pence, of Stanley.
She was a member of the Brethren Church. Her funeral was conducted from Leaks Chapel on Monday afternoon at 3 p.m. with the Elder H.F. Sours and Rev. E.L. Cave were in charge of the services. Interment in Leak’s Chapel cemetery.
EMMETT FRANKLIN CUBBAGE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 3 Sep 1935
DEATH OF CHILD
Emmett Franklin Cubbage, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Cubbage of the Cubbage Hollow neighborhood, died at a late hour on Monday. The funeral will take place from the home Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Eld. Ausby Cubbage conducting the services.
MRS. FLOYD V. CUBBAGE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 7 Sep 1937
Death of Mrs. Floyd Cubbage
Ollie V. Cubbage, wife of Floyd W. Cubbage, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cubbage, West Jollett, at 5:30 p.m. September 2. She leaves, besides her husband, several small children. Burial was in Cubbage Hollow...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 20 Feb 1934
CUBBAGE HOLLOW YOUTH COMMITS SUICIDE
Frank Cubbage, age 17, son of Odie Cubbage, of Cubbage Hollow, was instantly killed between 3 and 5 o'clock yesterday evening when he shot himself with a revolver and the bullet penetrated the skull. The tragedy occurred at the home of his brother, Lloyd Cubbage in Cubbage Hollow.
Deputy Sheriff Fox, Commonwealth's Attorney Walton and Coroner Dr. Hammer left for Cubbage Hollow at 7 o'clock last night to investigate.
One of the officers reports that the youth had threatened in Lloyd Cubbage's house to shoot himself and put the revolver to his head and snapped it. There was no cartridge in it. Next he put in a cartridge and walked out in the road and shot himself. He is said to have been under the influencce of mash or liquor. Mrs. Lloyd Cubbage and Ernest Cubbage saw him fire the fatal shot.
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Nov 1937
Accidental Pistol Shot Kills Youth
Herman Cubbage, 24, son of James (Big Jim) Cubbage, died at the Harrisonburg hospital Thursday morning from effect of a pistol wound accidentally inflicted in his breast last Sunday morning. The young man was cleaning the weapon when it accidentally exploded. The youth made his home with his father, who owns a fine farm, the former Lucas place in Basin Hollow, South of Stanley. He is survived by his parents and the following brothers and sisters: Dan and Clyde Cubbage, Mrs. Georgie Lucas, Mrs. John McCoy, Mrs. Oliver Lucas and a single sister at home. Funeral Sunday at 11 o’clock at the home. Burial in the Levi Lucas graveyard.
JACOB CUBBAGE (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Aug 1939
Death of Jacob Cubbage
Jacob Cubbage, a pioneer resident of the Cubbage Hollow section, South of Stanley, died at his home on Tuesday morning, August 15. Mr. Cubbage was 87 years old and his death is attributed to the infirmities of age.
He is survived by a number of children.
Mrs. Cubbage has been dead a number of years.
The funeral and burial was held in Cubbage Hollow on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Ausby Cubbage was in charge of the services.
JAKE CUBBAGE (II)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 22 Aug 1939
Jake Cubbage died at his home in Cubbage Hollow on Tuesday morning, August 15. He had been in failing health for several months and had been confined to his home for the past two months.
He was born May 4th, 1853 and was 86 years old on his last birthday. One sister, Mrs. Sarah McCoy, survives and five brothers: Ham, Peter, Beauregard, Charles and Herbert.
Mr. Cubbage has six children living: Mrs. Henry Cubbage (Lillie), of Lucas Hollow, Mrs. James Comer (Mildred) of New Market, who were children of his first wife, Mrs. Perry Cubbage (Ruth), of Lucas Hollow, Mrs. Charles Hurt (Ollie), of Criglersville, Melvin Cubbage and Miss Maudie Cubbage, who made their home with their father and were children by his second wife. There are also several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The Lord called our father away from his earthly home on Tuesday morning, August 15th. He is missed by all his children… Maudie Elizabeth Cubbage, Melvin Cubbage, Ruth Cubbage, Ollie Hurt.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 30 Jan 1934
SEVEN-YEAR-OLD BOY OF CUBBAGE HOLLOW A HOMICIDE
An unusual tragedy was enacted at the head of Cubbage Hollow in the Blue Ridge, four miles up in the Ridge from Keystone, at 2:30 Friday afternoon, when Robert Alger, aged not quite 7, shot and killed his playmate and first cousin, Louise Cubbage, aged 7. The shooting took place at the home of the boy's father, John Alger, who has been convicted of moonshining on various occasions and is now in the penitentiary for shooting at his stepson...
The Alger boy stood in the kitchen and fired the load which took effect in the little girl's head just as she was stepping up in the kitchen door from the porch outside. She is a daughter of Mrs. George Cubbage who is a sister of Mrs. John Alger, mother of the boy who did the killing. Mrs. Cubbage and Mrs. Alger are daughters of Will Lucas, of Cubbage Hollow. The George Cubbage home and the John Alger home are about two hundred and fifty yards apart and the children of the two families are constantly playing together.
Mrs. John Alger, the boy's mother, stated at the funeral of little Louise on Sunday that the shooting was accidental. When Sheriff E.L. Lucas and Commonwealth's Attorney S.L. Walton investigated the crime Robert Alger told the sheriff that he shot his little cousin because she was "getting his eatins." Mrs. Alger has also been quoted as saying that the children were playing "revenue officer." It has been presumed that the little girl was the officer and the boy took the role of the moonshiner. Many officers' raids have been staged in Cubbage Hollow.
Mrs. Alger said Sunday that her information from the children was that Robert and his first cousin Granville Cubbage, brother of the dead child, were playing with the single barrel breech-loading gun in the kitchen while Mrs. Alger was at George Cubbage's. Granville is about the same age as Robert. Mrs. Alger says that her son Robert was not able to pull back the trigger and get the gun ready to fire and that this job was performed by Granville and that the latter commanded Robert to shoot the gun and try it out. About this time little Louise, who was not playing with the boys, ran around from the front of the house to the kitchen door just in time to receive the discharge. Robert showed Sheriff Lucas how he and Granville obtained the shell from the top of the safe. Another child, a small daughter of Mrs. John Alger, was with the youngsters.
The funeral of the little child was held at the home of her parents in Cubbage Hollow Sunday afternoon. Cars were parked at John Alger's where the road practically ends. The Alger home is really beautifully located. From this place the people went on foot to the home of George Cubbage a few hundred yards away. Rev. Ausby Cubbage, a Brethren minister, conducted the funeral in the presence of several hundred mountain people... the remains were borne on foot to the grave on the precipitous mountain side a few hundred yards from the Cubbage home...
George Cubbage, the father, who is a son of Lee Cubbage, is a thrifty and industrious man. The little girl who was shot was twelve days over seven years old. The Alger boy is a little less than seven years old. On account of his tender age he is not subject to action of the law. There are half a dozen children in each of the families involved in the tragedy...
MRS. LULA CUBBAGE
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Sep 1932
DEATH IN CUBBAGE HOLLOW
Mrs. Lula Cubbage, wife of Peter Cubbage, died at her home in Cubbage Hollow, Sunday night, age 43 years and 5 months. She is survived by her husband and nine children, seven girls and two boys, seven grandchildren, eight sisters, and three brothers. She has been a member of the Church of the Brethren for the past twenty years... The funeral was held at the home at 11 o'clock on Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. E.L. Cave of Shenandoah, the interment in the family graveyard, about two miles from the home at the head of Cubbage Hollow.
MRS. MARY JANE CUBBAGE
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Mar 1932
DEATH NEAR JOLLETTS
Shenandoah, Va. March 4- Mrs. Mary Jane Cubbage, aged 72 years, wife of John Cubbage, also aged 72, died February 25, at her home near Jolletts... She was the daughter of the late John H. and Mariale Meadows. She is survived by two sons and one daughter.
MRS. MATTIE CUBBAGE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 13 Nov 1934
DEATH OF MRS. MATTIE CUBBAGE
Shenandoah, Va., Nov. 12- Mrs. Mattie Cubbage, widow of the late Robert L. Cubbage, died at her home on the Comertown Road at 10 p.m. on Saturday at the age of 64 years, 5 months and 26 days. She had been in failing health for some time... She was the daughter of the late John M. and Sarah Plum and is survived by two daughters Mrs. Lula Triggs and Mrs. Charles Propes, both of Shenandoah and two sisters, Mrs. Jerry Triggs and Mrs. Maggie McDorman, of Martinsburg, W.Va. She was a faithful member of the United Brethren Church for thirty odd years. The funeral was held at the U.B. Church on Monday at 2 p.m. conducted by her pastor the Rev. Lee E. Sheaffer with interment in the family lot in the U.B. Cemetery.
WILLIAM B. CUBBAGE
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Jul 1932
DEAD MAN CAME FROM OLD RAG 60 YEARS AGO
William B. Cubbage, age 72, who came to Page 60 years ago from the Old Ray mountain in Madison county and was raised by John D. Ruffner, near Springfield, died at his home on the Dr. E.G. Brumback place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. He has been feeble for a long time from tuberculosis and other infirmities. Mr. Cubbage, it is said, was not a relative of the numerous Cubbage families in Marksville, and Shenandoah Iron Works districts in this county. After spending his boyhood and much of his adult life at John D. Ruffner's he moved to the Dr. Brumback place years ago. Mr. Ruffner, who raised him, is still living and is up in the eighties.
Mr. Cubbage leaves a widow, who was Miss Cora Fox, daughter of the late Noah Fox, and sister of Dallas Fox, of Springfield district and three daughters, Miss Grace, Mamie and Judith Cubbage and two sons, Edward and Robert Cubbage. The funeral was held at the late home of the deceased on Wednesday, the services being conducted by Eld. Arthur W. Campbell with burial in the John D. Ruffner graveyard... Physically he was a giant.
GEORGE O. DAVIS
Page News & Courier, Friday 27 Oct 1939
George O. Davis, aged about 71 years, died at his home on the Boom at an early hour Tuesday morning, after an illness of long duration from dropsy and its complications. Mr. Davis moved to Luray from near Shenandoah about twenty-five or thirty years ago, and had been employed as a laborer, a gardener and general all-round utility man in many homes here. He was industrious and honest, but eked out only a meagre living from his labors.
His mother resided with him until her death about ten years ago, after which he lived alone in his little home. His parents were Marshall and Mary (Watson) Davis, of Madison County, who moved to the Shenandoah section years ago.
His body was prepared for burial at the Bradley Funeral Home and the remains taken to Naked Creek and interred in the Noah Koontz graveyard on Thursday at 2 p.m.
MRS. REBECCA DAVIS
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Mar 1938
Mrs. Rebecca Davis, aged 66, widow of Henry Davis, and a well known resident of the Elkton section, died Wednesday morning at 3 o'clock at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, following an illness of two years.
Mrs. David was a daughter of the late David and Catherine Comer and was born in Shenandoah. She spent her entife life in the Elkton-Shenandoah section and was held in high esteem. She was a member of the East Point United Brethren Church. Her husband died seven years ago.
Surviving are 11 children: Mrs. Rebecca Turner, Mrs. Pauline Jenkins, Mrs. Dorothy Foltz, of near Elkton; Mrs. Julia Maiden, of Richmond, Mrs. Cora Bear, of New York, and William, Martin, Morrison, Howard, Vernon and Leon, of near Elkton. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. L.C. Davis, of near Elkton, and Mrs. Ida Dean, of Shenandoah, and one brother, David Comer, of Elkton.
Funeral services will be held today (Friday) at 2 p.m., from the Bethel Church near Elkton. Services will be conducted by Rev. W.H. Smith. Burial will be in Elk Run Cemetery.
ROBERT E. DAVIS
Page News & Courier, Friday 6 May 1938
Robert E. Davis Dies Suddenly
Aged Citizen of Elkton Is Believed to Have Been Victim of the Heat
Robert E. Davis, aged 85, well known retired farmer of Elkton and father of Virgil Davis, of Harrisonburg, died suddenly near his home in Elkton Tuesday afternoon at 12:30. Mr. Davis was stricken while walking towards his home after visiting a neighbor and died shortly afterward. He is believed to have been overcome by the heat.
Mr. Davis was a son of the late Frank and Ardenia Davis and was born at Beldor on Nov. 1, 1852. Early in life he was united in marriage with Miss Katherine Hitt, of Elkton, who survives him.
Mr. Davis, who was one of Elkton's oldest and most highly respected citizens, was a man of remarkable memory and could recall vividly incidents that happened years ago in the Elkton section where he spent his entire life. Despite his advanced age he took a great interest in current events and was active in Democratic political circles. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Besides his widow he is survived by four sons, Virgil Davis, of Harrisonburg; Frank G. Davis, of Springfield, Ohio; L.E. Davis, of Elkton and George L. Davis, of the Hawaiian Islands; one daughter, Mrs. S.A. Gentry, of Elkton, and one brother, L.C. Davis of Beldor.
Funeral services were held from the Elkton United Brethren Church Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Services were condicted by Rev. W.H. Smith, assisted by Rev. A.M.B. Snapp. Burial was in the Elk Run Cemetery.
SAMUEL BENJAMIN DAVIS
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 ar 1932
DEATH OF ANOTHER OLD CONFEDERATE
Shenandoah, March 10- Samuel Benjamin Davis, age 88, died at the home of his son, James W. Davis, of Ingham, at 3:25 p.m., Tuesday. He was the son of Barton Davis, his mother being Miss Fannie Kite before marriage. Mr. Davis was a veteran of the Civil War and probably one of the oldest citizens of Page county. He had two sons and one daughter, James, Bennie and Mrs. Pattie Good. James is the only living child. The funeral was held with short services at the home at 2p.m. Thursday, and interment in the family cemetery, with Rev. E. Lee Sheaffer officiating. Mr. Davis spent his entire life in Page county...
GEORGE W. DEAVERS (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Mar 1935
DEATH OF GEORGE DEAVERS
George Deavers, aged 82, of the Naked Creek section, several miles from Shenandoah, died on Thursday morning. The deceased had been in ill health for sometime and had only returned a few days before from the Rockingham Memorial hospital where he had been receiving treatment. He is survived by his wife and son and daughter. No details could be learned up to the hour of going to press, as to the funeral arrangements.
GEORGE W. DEAVERS (II)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 19 Mar 1935
FUNERAL OF GEORGE DEAVERS
George W. Deavers, aged 81, well-known farmer of the Bear Lithia section, died at his home Thursday morning after two months illness.
Death was due to complications.
Born in Rileyville, Page county, he married Miss Nora Rickard, of Warren county, in 1884, To this union three children were born, two of whom survive. He has been a resident of the Bear Lithia section for the past six years… His brother, James Deavers of Rileyville, preceded him in death a few weeks ago.
Besides his wife he is survived by two children, Mrs. Nettie Swartz, of Hagerstown, and George W. Deavers at home. He is also survived by one brother- David Deavers, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held from his late home Saturday morning at 11 o’clock. Interment at Shenandoah.
JAMES WESLEY DEAVERS
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Mar 1935
DEATH OF JAMES W. DEAVERS
Funeral services were conducted for James Wesley Deavers last Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock from the Church of the Brethren at Rileyville, Page county, with interment in Rileyville cemetery. Mr. Deavers was 83 years of age. He died last Sunday at the home of his son, J.W. Deavers, in Warren county after an illness of several months.
Mr. Deavers was a native of Rileyville and is survived by three sons, J.W., of Warren county, Jacob, of Rileyville, and Richard, of Toms Brook. He is also survived by three daughters, Mrs. Simon Miller and Mrs. Jacon Miller, of Warren county, and Mrs. David Smeltzer, of Sperryville. He also leaves two brothers, David, of Rileyville, and Geoge Deavers, of Shenandoah City.
He is survived by his six children- three sons and three daughters, 29 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. His funeral was conducted by Rev. A.J. Caricofe, of Luray.
MRS. JENNIE DEAVERS (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Feb 1932
DEATH OF MRS. DEAVERS, OF WHITE POST, FORMERLY OF PAGE
Eld. B.F. Purdham, of Luray, went to White Post on Wednesday night to conduct the funeral of Mrs. Jennie Ann Deavers, wife of Jacob D. ("Trimmie") Deavers, who formerly lived at Stanley and Rileyville, in this county. Mrs. Deavers was a daughter of Morgan Price, deceased, who many years ago lived at the Lester Biedler place on the Hawksbill. She was a sister of Ed Price, of Luray, Alonza Price, Mart Price and Mrs. Printz, of near Ridgeway, W.Va.
Mrs. Deavers first married John Rickard who was killed by the explosion of John M. Miller's saw mill engine on Mountain View, near Rileyville twenty-five or thirty years ago. She afterwards married Mr. Deavers who survives her with three daughters and a like number of sons by her former marriage: Mrs. Lizzie Presgraves, Boyce; Mrs. Mattie Vaughan, Luray; Mrs. Susie Cornwell, Winchester; John Rickard, Brunswick, Md., and Harry and Burgie Rickard, at home.
Mrs. Deavers expired at he Winchester Memorial Hospital at 2:30 a.m., on Tuesday, following a short illness...
The Deavers family have resided for some time on the James P. Reardon farm near White Post.
MRS. JENNIE DEAVERS (II)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 16 Feb 1932
On Thursday, Feb. 11, I was called to Clarke county, near White Post to preach the funeral of Mrs. Jennie Deavers, wife of Jacob ("Trimmie") Deavers. She was born in September, 1869 and died Feb. 9, 1932. Age 63 years. She was a daughter of Morgan Price, deceased, who once lived on the Lester Biedler farm, moving there in 1870, when she was only one year old. One sister, Sarah, and one brother, Thos. died soon after they moved to the Biedler place, and her brother Geo. Price, and sister, Mrs. Bettie Smelser, died several years ago. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Susie Printz, of Ridgeway, W.Va., and Mrs. Mattie Rickard, near Rileyville, Va., and the following brothers John Price, of Ridgeway, W.Va., Lorenzo Price, of Chambersburg, Pa., Charles, Lester and Martin Price, of Boyce, Va., and Edward Price, of Luray, Va.
Her first husband was John Rickard, who was killed about thirty years ago by the explosion of an engine at John M. Miller's saw mill, near Mountain View, East of Rileyville. From this union she is survived by the following children: Mrs. Lizzie Presgraves, Mrs. Susie Cornwell, Harry and Bergie Rickard, of Boyce, Va., Mrs. Mattie Vaughn, (wife of S.G. Vaughn), of Luray, Va., John Rickard, of Brunswick, Md., and about twenty five grandchildren. The funeral was held at the Macedonia M.E. church, and the services were in charge of the pastor, Rev. H.S. Myerly. In compliance with a long expressed wish of the deceased, the funeral sermon was preached by the writer... Interment in the church cemetery...
MRS. MARY DEAVERS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 15 AUg 1939
Mrs. Deavers Dies At Compton
Mrs. Mary Deavers, aged 73, died at her home in Compton Saturday afternoon after a long illness. Although she had been in poor health for the past several months, her condition was not thought to be serious until about two weeks ago.
She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stanley, of Shenandoah, and had spent most of her life in this section of the county. Her husband, Marvin Deavers, preceded her in death a number of years ago.
Surviving is one son and one daughter, John Deavers, of Baltimore, and Mrs. Flossie Jenkins, of Rileyville. Brothers surviving are the Rev. George Stanley, of Shenandoah, Herbert Stanley, of Shenandoah, sisters, Mrs. R.O. Breeden, of Shenandoah, Mrs. Frank Rouzee, of Hagerstown and Mrs. R.M. Pritchard, of Harrisonburg.
Funeral services will be held today from the Pentecostal Church, of which she was a member, with Rev. J. Manuel in charge of the services...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 4 Dec 1934
ROBERT DEAVERS DIES IN OHIO
Robert P. Deavers aged 30 son of "Ned" Deavers of Rileyville died Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio, where he had been living for some time. Little information has been received of the death. His body will arrive at Rileyville today (Tuesday) and the interment will take place at Mountain View immediately. The interment will be conducted by the Rev. R.D. Hottel of New Market...
MRS. JOHN DELOSIER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 12 Nov 1935
FORMER PAGE LADY DIES IN HAGERSTOWN
Mrs. John (Fannie) Delosier, aged 72 years, daughter of the late Andrew Will Cave of Cavetown, this county, died at her home in Hagerstown, Md., on Friday after a lingering illness. She was married about forty years ago to Mr. Delosier and has been residing in Hagerstown since her marriage.
Besides her husband she is survived by the following children: Mrs. Robert (Louise) Corker of Hinton, W.Va., John, Lee, Clarence and Misses Alice and Nellie, and Mrs. Vannie Cauliflower all of Hagerstown; and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Nancy Jenkins, Mrs. D.H. Parlett, David A. Cave, William I. Cave and Hubert Cave, all of this county.
Those attending the funeral on Sunday... The deceased was a lifelong member of the Brethren Church.
EVERETT V. DINGES
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 27 Nov 1934
DEATH OF EVERETT V. DINGES
Everett V. Dinges, aged 48 years, 5 months and 16 days, died in the Page Memorial Hospital on Saturday at 4 a.m., after several years of failing health. He is survived by his wife who is a daughter of Charlie Good, and a small son. The funeral was conducted by Elder J.B. Jenkins on Sunday at 2 p.m. with interment in the Adventist cemetery at Stanley. Mr. Dinges is also survived by three brothers and one sister.
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Apr 1932
DEATH OF "MIT" DODSON, FORMER RESIDENT
Cody Cook, and wife, of Hamburg, this county, have gone to Charles Town, W.Va., to attend the funeral of Mrs. Cook's father, "Mit" Dodson, who died on Tuesday at the home of his son, Ernest Dodson, near the Jefferson county seat. Mr. Dodson, a native of Rappahannock county, left Page couny, five or six years ago and thereafter lived with his children. During his many years residence in Page county, he farmed for the late Mayberry Sedwick and others. He was about eighty years old...
Mr. Dodson was married several times. He leaves his last wife and a number of children, including Mrs. Cody Cook, of Hamburg, John and Clyde Dodson and Mrs. Luther Weaver, of Rileyville, this county, Mrs. George Jeffries, near Warrenton and Ernest and Charles Dodson, Mrs. Kirby Printz, Mrs. Walter Chrisman, Mrs. Martha Edwards, and one or two more daughters, near Charles Town... He was buried near Charles Town.
JOHN T. DODSON
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 17 Dec 1935
JOHN T. DODSON KILLED AT SPERRYVILLE
Week-end accidents in nearby counties continued to take the toll of human lives. Near Sperryville John T. Dodson, 52 years old, the father of twelve children, was struck and instantly killed by an automobile on the Sperryville road Sunday. State police Sergeant Carr arrested William Butler, Jr., and charged him with drunken driving as the result of the fatal accident…
MISS MARY E. DODSON
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 May 1935
MARY ELIZABETH DODSON
Miss Mary E. Dodson, aged 57 years died at Dr. J.S. DeJarnette's Sanatorium Friday, May 10, 1935, where she has been a patient for the past six months...
She was born and rasied near Sperryville, Va., and was the daughter of the late William and Margaret Dodson of that locality.
She held her membership in the Baptist church, and had been an untiring worker in the work of the church for the last 35 years...
She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Miriam Atkins, Flint Hill, Va., and five brothers, Boot of Boston, Va., Samuel, of Washington, D.C., Walker, Fred and Bergie Dodson of Rappahannock county.
Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. Warren Corbin from the Beech Spring Baptist church, Sunday, May 12th at 11 o'clock.
... The interment was held in the family graveyard on the Hazel Mountain.
ROBERT JEAN DODSON
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 8 Aug 1939
Robert J. Dodson
Robert Jean Dodson a native of the Nethers Mill section died at the home of his son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. John D. Fincham of Woodville on Tuesday night July 25 where he had been making his home for the summer. He was 83 years of age and had been in failing health for several months.
Besides his wife he is survived by one son Joseph D. Dodson of Stephens City and six daughters Mrs. John D. Fincham of Woodville; Mrs. Dewey Jenkins of Culpeper; Ernest Dodson of Nethers; Mrs. Clement Dodson of Etlan; Mrs. Clifton Smith of Luray, and Mrs. Steve B. Essex, of Shenandoah. One brother, John Dodson, of Luray, three sisters, Mrs. Emma Comer of Luray; Mrs. Annie Goode, of Stanley, Mrs. Blanche Bloom, of Hagerstown, Md.; 36 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held from the Bethlehem Methodist Church at Nethers Mill, where he had been a lifelong resident and worker in the church, on Thursday afternoon, with Rev. S.G. Cowan, pastor of the church, officiating. Interment was in the family section of the Etlan Methodist Cemetery.
MRS. ROBERTA DODSON
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 Dec 1938
Mrs. Roberta Dodson
Mrs. Roberta Dodson, wife of Richard D. Dodson, of Peola Mills, died at her home early Thursday morning, November 24 after about a month's illness which was due to pneumonia, following a severe burn she received while kindling a fire in her home.
Mrs. Dodson was in the 77th year of her life and was the daughter of William Frazier and Mrs. Bettie Woodard Frazier, of Rappahannock county. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Guy Dulaney, of Peola Mills and Mrs. Jake Yowell, of Slate Mills; two sons, Frank Dodson, of Etlan, and Minor Dodson, of Culpeper; a half-sister, Mrs. Joe Jenkins, of Sperryville; a half-brother, Edward Woodward, of Luray; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The funeral service was held from the Etlan Methodist Church, with Rev. P.H. Chelf, of Flint Hill, officiating, on Friday afternoon. Interment was in the Etlan Cemetery.
The grandchildren, Richard Dodson and Robert Dodson, and Mr. and Mrs. Otis Dodson were here from Progress, Pa...- Virginia Star, Culpeper, Va.
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Aug 1932
DAVID DOFFLEMOYER DIES NEAR NEWPORT
Shenandoah, Va., Aug 25- David Dofflemoyer, son of the late Benjamin F. and Rebecca Dofflemoyer, died at his home near the Brick chruch Monday at 11:20, p.m., from cancer of the face, age 43....
Mr. Dofflemoyer is survived by his widow, who was Miss Rachel Shomo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Shomo, three children, Benjamin, Lula and Anna May; two brothers: James, of Orange, Va., and Fred, of Shenandoah; and five sisters: Mrs. Gill Devers, of Newport, Mrs. Pat Pendleton, Mrs. E.T. Bumgardner, Mrs. Cecil Emerson, and Mrs. Clarence Foltz, of Shenandoah.
Mr. Dofflemoyer was a prosperous farmer, owning the old home place... He was a member of the Christian church ever since a young boy. His funeral was held Thursday at 11 a.m., from the home conducted by the Rev. A.W. Andes with interment in the home cemetery...
JAMES F. DOFFLEMOYER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 28 Mar 1939
Death of James F. Dofflemoyer
James F. Dofflemoyer, aged 68 years, died at his home in Orange, Va. on Friday, March 24th, 1939. Mr. Dofflemoyer suffered a paralytic stroke on Thursday. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Dofflemoyer.
He married Miss Elizabeth McAlister, daughter of Milton McAlister of this county. He was a brother to Fred Dofflemoyer, Mrs. P.H. Pendleton, of Shenandoah, Mrs. C.H. Emerson of Elkton and Mrs. C.A. Foltz, of Somerset, Va. The deceased brothers and sisters are: Mrs. E.L. Bumgardner, Mrs. R.G. Deavers, Mrs. Isaac Seekford and David Dofflemoyer. His wife and the following children survive, Luther, of Orange, Va., Clarence, Gordonsville, Va., Emmett, of Culpeper, Miss Mae at home, Mrs. Edith Matthews, Daniel Virginia, Agnes Glober, Miss Lucy Dofflemoyer, Orange.
His funeral was conducted on Sunday at 2 o'clock from his late home by Rev. E.C. Cox.
JOHN H. DOFFLEMOYER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 22 Mar 1932
JOHN H. DOFFLEMOYER
John H. Dofflemoyer, aged 74 years, a native of Page County, Va., died March 10, at the home of James Clatterbuck, who lives above Browntown. Mr. Dofflemoyer has been a resident of Warren county a number of years. His wife died about three months ago.
He is survived by two sons and three grandchildren.
The funeral services were held March 12 from the Clatterbuck home, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Bittinger, pastor of the Brethren Church of which the deceased had been a member for fifty years, and burial was in the Clatterbuck Graveyard near Browntown.
JOHN MARTIN DOFFLEMOYER
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Mar 1937
John Martin Dofflemoyer Dies
John Dofflemoyer, 76, known as John “Fabes” dies at his home near Battle Creek, this county, on Monday evening following a long illness from a complication of diseases. There was fewer well known men in Page county… He was honest; was a sawmill man in his early life and followed many other callings. One of the closest friends of Mr. Dofflemoyer says that he could be trusted “to do any man a full day’s work without keeping an eye on him.” The same informant says that in fact he worked harder when unwatched than when someone had an eye on him.
Fifty-five years ago he married Miss Annie Rhinehart, of Shenandoah. She died 33 years ago. For a long time he has been living with his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Herman Dofflemoyer in the Battle Creek section of the county.
For many years he was mentally alert, able to recall many of the stirring events dating back fifty and sixty years.
He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Henry (“Lutie”) Good of Charles Town, W.Va.; and Hubert S. Dofflemoyer, of the Intersection. The following children are deceased- Mrs. A.V. (“Bud”) Kibler, Mrs. Geo. (Ada) Chrisman, Jacob N., Herman L. and Jasper Dofflemoyer, all of Page. The deceased was a member of the Pentecostal Church and his funeral was held from the Battle Creek church, Wednesday at 11 a.m. The services were in charge of Rev. Chas. Myers. Interment in the Rhinehart graveyard.
MISS REBECCA SUSAN DOFFLEMOYER
Page News & Courier, Friday 6 May 1938
Death of Miss Dofflemoyer
Miss Rebecca Susan Dofflemoyer, aged 72, died at the County Alms House after several years of declining health, on Tuesday, May 3d. The deceased was born at Newport and was the daughter of the late William A. and Matilda Jane Dofflemoyer. She was a member of the Christian Church at Leaksville for many years.
Miss Dofflemoyer is survived by two brothers- Henry Dofflemoyer, of Baltimore, and Hiram Dofflemoyer, fo Liray. Two sisters, Mrs. Benton Higgs, and Mrs. Elizabeth Burkett, of Rockingham county and a brother, David Dofflemoyer, of Gordonsville, are deceased. The funeral was held from the Leaksville Christian Church, Thursday, at 11 a.m., with her pastor, the Rev. W.A. Andes, in charge of the services. Burial in the Leaksville church cemetery.
Among those from a distance attending the services were her brother, Hiram Dofflemoyer, who is employed in saw mill work in Rappahannock county.
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Aug 1938
Death of James Donovan
James Donovan, aged about 77 years, a well known and respected citizen of the Stanley neighborhood, passed away at his home at a late hour on Monday night after an illness of several years. Death was due to cancer.
He is survived by his wife and the following children: Clarence and Ernest Donovan, both of the Stanley section; Misses Iowa and Ethel Donovan at home; Mrs. Bernard (Libby) Painter; Mrs. Thomas (Minnie) Knight; Mrs. Ben (Maggie) Dinges; Mrs. George (Myrtle) Graves, all of the Stanley and Luray section; Mrs. Reuben (Victoria) Knight, of Harrisonburg and Mrs. Hilton (Maude) of Washington, D.C.
The funeral was held from the Adventist Church on Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Elder John B. Jenkins in charge of the services.
Interment took place in the church cemetery.
JAMES A. DORRAUGH
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 26 Jan 1932
DEATH OF POPULAR CITIZEN OF SHENANDOAH
Shenandoah, Va., Jan. 25- James A. Dorraugh, son of Elijah Dorraugh, died at the Harrisonburg Hospital Saturday morning at 8:00, A.M., aged 60 years, 7 months and 27 days...
Those who are surviving are his widow, formerly Miss Laura Kite, three sons, two daughters and one brother, David Dorraugh. The funeral was held from the Grove Hill Church today at 2:00 P.M. conducted by the Rev. A.W. Andes of Harrisonburh. The burial was under the auspices of Shenandoah Lodge No. 778, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen...
Mr. Dorraugh had Railroad employment practically all his life. After being on the bridges and section during the old Shenandoah Valley Railroad times he enagaged in Train service, September 10, 1912, and left the service on a pension a year ago on account of his failing health. Mr. and Mrs. Dorraugh had been married thirty-four years.
Three sons, Clarence, Carl and Charles, and two daughters, Mrs. Harvey Selway, and Mrs. Norman Andrews, both of Baltimore, were at their father's bedside...
JAMES HIRAM DORRAUGH
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Mar 1937
Death of J.H. Dorraugh
James Hiram Dorraugh, aged 69 years, retired Norfolk and Western engineer, died at his home here on Second Street, Tuesday, March 8, 1937, after an illness of several months.
Mr. Dorraugh was an engineer on the north end of the Shenandoah Division of the Norfolk and Western until his retirement due to ill health 15 years ago.
Mr. Dorraugh was the son of James Hiram Dorraugh, his mother, before marriage, being Margaret Mary Milton. Two brothers have preceded him in death. William F.R. Dorraugh died in 1892 and S.L. Dorraugh in 1914. All three brothers were N. & W. Locomotive Engineers. Mr. Dorraugh was born near Shenandoah and with the exception of eight years in Hagerstown, Md., spent his entire life here.
In 1894 he was married to Miss Carrie P. Eddins, who, with one son, Stuart, of Lehighton, Pa., survives him. His son was with him during his illness and death.
Funeral services this afternoon, (Friday), at 2 p.m. from the home. Burial in the Methodist Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 16 May 1939
Richard Dougans, aged about 55, who has been ill at his home in West Luray for the past several weeks, died at a late hour on Sunday night.
“Dick” as he was familiarly known to his friends was unobtrusive and a friend to all.
About ten years ago he lost one of his legs due to a gun shot wound, and has been in a practically helpless condition since.
He was a son of the late George Dougans, and is survived by his wife, Mamie Dougans, a daughter, Ramola Dougans, both of Washington, D.C., and a son, Cecil Dougans, employed at the Mansion Inn, Luray.
The funeral will take place today (Tuesday) at the colored Methodist church at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. I.I. Jenkins in charge. Interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
One brother, Thomas Dougans, of West Luray, also survives.
MRS. CLARA DOVE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 1 Aug 1939
Death of Mrs. Clara Dove
Mrs. Clara Dove, aged 36 years, passed away at her home in Akron, Ohio, on Wednesday of last week after an illness lasting about one year.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Foster, of Cavetown, this county.
Mr. and Mrs. Dove were residents of Luray several years ago when he was engaged in the photograph business.
Surviving are her sisters, Mrs. Ethel Cave Huffman and Mrs. C.E. Dove, of Ohio, Mrs. Tony Moyer, of Stony Man and Homer Foster, of Page, and Jesse and Lester, of Rockingham county.
Mesdames Foster and Moyer were present at the time of the death and burial of Mrs. Dove.
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Mar 1935
BENTON DOVEL DEAD
Benton Dovel, born October 12, 1862, died at his home near Ingham, this county, March 9, 1935, aged 72 years, 5 months and 18 days. He was a son of the late Peter S. and Rebecca Dovel, both being residents of Page county. Thirty-five years ago he married Miss Cora Housden, also of Page county.
He is survived by three sons, Amos, Herbert and Alfred Dovel and two daughters, Maude and Mirtie.
Two brothers of Mr. Dovel are living. They are, Hubert Lee, of Kansas City, Kan., and William Tazewell Dovel. Three grandchildren also survive him.
Funeral services were held on Monday for Mr. Dovel at Leaks Chapel conducted by Elder J.B. Jenkins. He was a member of the Brethren church and was a highly respected citizen of Page county.
MRS. DELILY JANE DOVEL
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 Oct 1936
Death of Mrs. R.D. Dovel
Mrs. Delily Jane Dovel, wife of Rosser D. Dovel, and daughter of the late Andrew J. Comer, died at her home south of Honeyville, Saturday, September 12, 1936, aged 62 years, 2 months and 2 days.
Mrs. Dovel had been in poor health for some time, but her case was not regarded as serious till one week prior to her death.
Mrs. Dovel had lived in the section known as Dovel Hollow since her marriage more than 40 years ago. She is survived by her husband, four sons, Ernest, Leonard, Ezra and Elmer, all of the vicinity of Honeyville, and two daughters, Mrs. Vada Housden and Mrs. Clinton Kibler (Elizabeth); also a number of grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Ashby Lam (Minnie) died last December.
Her mother preceded her to the grave by a little more than one year, while a brother, Ernest N. Comer, died less than two months ago. The surviving brothers are Amos and Elmer Comer; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Cubbage, Mrs. Effie May and Mrs. Eunice May.
Mrs. Dovel was a member of the Christian Church…
Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10 a.m., at Leaks Chapel by her pastor Rev. W.J. Andes with interment in the cemetery nearby.
MRS. FANNIE DOVEL
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Aug 1921
SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. DOVEL
Mrs. Fannie Dovel, wife of Thos. W. Dovel, died suddenly at her home about two miles southeast of Leaksville on Tuesday morning of this week... On Tuesday morning she arose and prepared breakfast, Mr. Dovel leaving her to go to water his horses a short distance away. While the latter was away and passing the home of Harry Jenkins, a neighbor he was informed that Mrs. Dovel had been calling her husband, one time distinctly and then in a lower, almost inaudible voice. Mr. Dovel hurried home, finding his wife lying in the yard with life extinct, her death being to due to hemorrhage. It is believed that Mrs. Dovel was stricken while in the house and had made her way to the yard to call her husband... Mrs. Dovel before marriage was Miss Fannie Huffman, a daughter of the late Isaac Huffman of Mill Creek, and in addition to her husband is survived by two sons, Floyd Dovel, of South Carolina, and Walter Dovel, of Florida, the former several years ago having been an attorney of Luray. She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Jacob B. Kite, Charles S. Sours and Joseph W. Huffman, of Leaksville; J. Walter Huffman, of Mill Creek and Frank W. Huffman, of Marksville. She was a member of the Stanley Baptist church... Her funeral was conducted today (Friday) by Rev. J.E. Tucker, of Stanley, the interment taking place in the Leaksville cemetery. Mrs. Dovel would have reached her 66th birthday had she lived until September 22d.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 Nov 1937
Prosperous Farmer Found Dead In Bed on Eve of Birthday
Jacob Dovel, one of the most prosperous farmers of the Petefish Pond section in the Stanley neighborhood was found dead in bed by his wife at a late hour Saturday night on the eve of his 68th birthday.
Mr. Dovel had been in his usual good health and had not complained of feeling unwell. When found he was in peaceful repose and had passed away without a struggle. He operated one of the best farms in the Stanley section. He married Miss Viola Painter, daughter of Peter Painter, of John, who survives with one son, Evans J. Dovel, at home. One brother, Charles Dovel, also survives. The deceased was a son of the late Peter S. Dovel, of the Stanley section… While not a member, he always attended church services whenever possible. His funeral will be held from his late home today, Tuesday, at 11 o’clock. Eld. E.L. Cave, assisted by Eld. Walter Strickler, of Luray, will have charge of the services. Burial in the S.D.A. Church at Stanley.
MRS. MATTIE DOVEL
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 10 Dec 1935
DEATH OF MRS. MATTIE DOVEL
Mrs. Mattie Dovel, wife of R.M. Dovel, deceased, died at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning Dec. 4 near Harriston, Va., after an illness of six months.
The funeral services were conducted by her pastor on Friday at 11 a.m. and she was tenderly laid to rest by the side of her late husband, Robert Dovel who departed this life 22 years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Dovel moved from Page County to Augusta County a few years before his death. Mrs. Dovel was the daughter of William and Rebecca Lucas and was born at East Liberty, Virginia nearly 73 years ago. She joined the East Liberty Christian Church in early life...
She leaves to mourn her loss two sons, Lloyd and William. Lloyd married Miss Sallie Critenbarger and William is single. She was the last of a highly respected family. Her brothers and sisters (all dead) were: Reuben S. Lucas, Richard Lucas, Henry Lucas, (Sue) Mrs. David Keyser, (Jennie) Mrs. Joe Monger, (Eliza) Mrs. Robert Dovel. Mr. Dovel by a former marriage had one daughter, Bessie Dovel, who married J.T. Kibler...
PETER S. DOVEL, JR.
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Jan 1938
Aged and Respected Citizen of Leaksville Dies After Long Illness
PETER S. DOVEL, JR. Life Long Resident of Page and Prominent Farmer Answers Final Summons
Peter S. Dovel, aged 87 years, son of the late Peter S. Dovel, one of the most prominent and influential farmers of the Leaksville section, this county, died at his home, after a lingering illness of Wednesday, January 12th. Mr. Dovel owned one of the most prosperous and highly productive farms in the Leaksville neighborhood, and until his health failed some years ago was a tireless worker...
Mr. Dovel was thrice married, his first wife being Miss Bettie Gochenour, daughter of Joseph Gochenour, of Leaksville. To this union a number of children were born, but only two are now living- Mrs. Henry Eppard, of near Leaksville, and Mrs. John Sours, West of Luray.
Mr. Dovel's second wife was Miss Barbara Ann Sours, daughter of the late David Sours, of near Mt. Zion Church, and to this union two children- Henry and Charles Dovel, of Washington, survive.
His last wife, who survives, was Miss Annie Price, daughter of the late William Price, of the Salem neighborhood, West of the White House and the following children- Roy Dovel, of Leaksville; Mrs. (Ada) Amos Waters, near Kimball and Mrs. Ralph (Lena) Waters, of the Fairview section.
Mr. Dovel was a faithful member of Leaksville Christian Church and for many years was a deacon...
The funeral will be held from Leaksville Church today (Friday) at 2 o'clock. Services
will be in charge of his pastor, the Rev. W.J. Andes. Interment in the Leaksville cemetery.
MRS. SARAH J. DOVEL
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Jun 1931
Mrs. Sarah J. Dovel, 82, wife of Alonza L. Dovel, custodian of the First National Bank building, of Harrisonburg, and a native of Page county, passed away Tuesday night at 9:30 at her home on East Market Street, Harrisonburg. Death was due to complications.
She was born August 31, 1848, near Shenandoah City and was a daughter of the late Jackson and Rebecca Kite of Page county. In 1864 she married Mr. Dovel who was then engaged in farming. They made their home near Honeyville, this county, until about twenty years ago when they moved to Harrisonburg and have since made their home there.
... She was a member of the Lutheran church for many years and took an active part in all church affairs.
Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Fred Dovel, of Harrisonburg; two daughters, Mrs. John Horn and Mrs. J.T. Strole, both of Harrisonburg; one brother, Jackson Kite, of Page county and sister, Mrs. Mary E. Lucas, of Harrisonburg.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at three o'clock from the Dovel home, conducted by her pastor, the Rev. M.L. Minnick. Interment in Woodbine cemetery, Harrisonburg.
LEWIS CASS DOVELL
Page News & Courier, Friday, September 25, 1936
DEATH OF L.C. DOVELL
Lewis Cass Dovell, the son of Captain D.N. and Betty Dovell, was born in Stanley, Page County, Virginia, June 28, 1852. He grew to manhood working on his father’s large plantation, with his five brothers and six sisters. One sister, Mrs. Mittie Miller, Shenandoah, Va., survives.
He was married March 24, 1880, to Katherine Housden, who preceded the husband in death. To this union were born nine children. Taswell was killed in the Agonne Battle and Minerva died in infancy. Those surviving are James C., Arapaho, Okla.; John W. and Joseph E., Maitland; David M., Maryville, Cal.; Maude Chitwood, Dallas, Tex.; Mary Stoneberger and Martha Kern, Stanley, Va.
Early in life Mr. Dovell became a member of the Methodist Church… One of his greatest joys in early life was to accompany his mother to church. In later years he spent many happy hours reading the Holy Bible.
He left Virginia in 1906 and located in Oklahoma. Here he was engaged for a number of years in farming. In 1923 he came to Missouri where he spent most of the remainder of his life. In impaired health for the past few years, and suffering from the ailments of old age, he was able to care form himself to the death of his death. On September 2, 1936, at 10:32 p.m. he passed away while asleep at the home of his son, John, at the ripe old age of 84 years, 2 months and 5 days.
Besides the surviving children there are twenty-six grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren and a host of friends who mourn the death of the departed.
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 Jun 1938
Jacob Eckard, Former Resident of Stony Man Section Succumbs in Hagerstown
Jacob Eckard, a former farmer and resident of the Stony Man section of Page county, died at the home of his relatives in Hagestown on Thursday morning at about 6:30 o'clock, after a lingering illness.
Mr. Eckard, a native of Page county, was about 73 years of age, and until the death of his wife some years ago, resided in the Stony Man neighborhood practically all his life.
His remains will be brought to this county Saturday and his funeral will be conducted from Mt. Zion Brethren Church, Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial in the cemetery adjoining.
A full account will be given in our next issue.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 21 Jun 1938
Friends and relatives in Page were shocked by the sudden death of John P. Eckard, when word was received on Thursday of his passing at an early hour that morning.
Mr. Eckard was a native of Page and spent most of his life in the Stony Man neighborhood until about six years ago when he with his wife moved to Egypt Bend. Since the death of his wife a few years ago, he has resided with his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Eckard in Hagerstown, at whose home he died.
Mr. Eckard was a prosperous farmer while living in Page. Mr. Eckard married Miss Louella Decker in 1888. To this union were bornt he following children:- Vernon, Oscar and Arthur, all of Hagerstown. One daughter Mrs. (Ella) Thomas Cavem of Egypt Bend, is deceased. He is als survived by seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Mr. Eckard has been a faithful member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church for sixty years, and has ever been a faithful worker in the church. Since his residence in Hagerstown he has been a consistent member of the Men's Bible Class of the Point Salem Gospel Mission.
Mr. Eckard was born Aug. 28, 1862, and died June 16, 1938, having reached the age of 75 years, 9 months and 18 days. The cause of his death was due to a heart attack.
His funeral, which was held from the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, with his pastor Rev. B.D. Castor in charge...
MRS. CAROL EMERSON
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Feb 1935
DEATH OF MRS. EMERSON
Shenandoah, Feb. 21- Mrs. Clyde Emerson, whose illness was noted in our last issue, died Tuesday, February 5th, in the University Hospital Charlottesville. Funeral services at her old home in Madison on Wednesday... Before her marriage a few months ago she was Miss Carol Cave. Besides her husband, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Cave, of Shelby, Virginia, one brother William of Washington, D.C., one sister Mrs. Eloise Steed of University of Virginia. She was for sometime a tudent nurse in the Fauquier Hospital going from there to Alexandria where she finished in 1931. She was married to Clyde Emerson, son of Edward Emerson of Shenandoah last August 15th. Since that time they have lived in Warrenton where her husband was employed. She was a member of the Episcopal Church...
MRS. ARBELIA EPPARD
Page News & Courier Friday, 24 Jul 1931
MRS. ARBELIA EPPARD DEAD
Shenandoah, Va.- Mrs. Arbelia Eppard, widow of the late Frank Eppard, died yesterday at 12:30 p.m., at her home here at the ripe old age of 84 years. She was a Miss Ferrell, her parents dying a half century ago. She is survived by the following children; Miss Carrie Eppard at home; Mrs. Dolly Jarrell, Mrs. Essie Secrist, Mrs. Curtis Pence and Mrs. Willie Comer, all of Shenandoah, and one son, David Eppard, of Cleveland, O., who will be here for the funeral. Two other sons died years ago. Bried services were held at her late home today (Tuesday) with interment in the Methodist cemetery. She had been a member of the Methodist church practically all her life and was held in high esteem by the entire community.
HENRY DAVID EPPARD
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 20 Sep 1938
Passing of Henry David Eppard
Drops Dead While Harrowing
Henry David Eppard, one of the highly respected citizens of the Leaksville neighborhood of this county, passed away suddenly on Friday of last week while engaged in farm work. Mr. Eppard suffered a nervous breakdown several years ago and has since been the victim of hear troubel though he had been in his usual health and his death came as a distinct shcok to his family, relatives and his wide circle of friends. The first intimation of Mr. Eppard's passing was conveyed by his team with which he was harrowing in a field near the home. The horses had turned, after he fell from the horse, and had gone to the fence directly in front of the house. This circumstance caused the family to investigate and Mr. Eppard's body was found in the field with life extinct.
Mr. Eppard had been living in the Leaksville neighborhood for many years. He married Miss Lovenia Dovel, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter S. Dovel, of the same neighborhood. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Floyd W. Eppard, of Farmville, Mrs. John (Neva) Bushey, of Washington, D.C., and Miss Ruth Eppard at home. Two brothers also survive; J.K. Eppard, of Washington, D.C., and D.A. Eppard, of Elkton, and a half brother, T.A. Eppard, also of Elkton. His grandchildren surviving are Floyd W. Eppard, Jr., and Jonnie Bushey.
The funeral was held from the Leaksville Christian Church, of which he has been a member for the past thirty seven years... The services were in charge of his pastor, the Rev. W.J. Andes, assisted by Elder J.B. Jenkins. Interment took place in the church cemetery.
MRS. PAMILY EPPARD
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 25 Apr 1939
Death of Mrs. Pamily Eppard
Mrs. Pamily Eppard, wife of the late Henry Eppard, died at her home at Verbena on Saturday evening, April 22, after several week’s illness with heart trouble. Mrs. Eppard had reached the ripe old age of 94 years and was highly respected by all who knew her. She had been a member of the Christian Church since her youth. She leaves the following children: Mrs. Ada Rucker, Mrs. Cora Hughes, Mrs. Lucy Curtley, Mrs. Lizzie Coverstone and Charles W. Eppard, of Shenandoah, and Mrs. Rebecca Frye, of Luray, Va. She leaves 26 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.
Her funeral was conducted from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rucker on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock by her pastor, Rev. J. Virgil Lilly. Interment was in the U.B. Cemetery.
SAMUEL B. EPPARD
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 21 Feb 1939
The Passing of S.B. Eppard
Samuel B. Eppard, aged 84 years, 6 months and 27 days, passed away at his home in the Leaksville section on Saturday, February 18 after an illness of several years. Mr. Eppard had been in declining health for a number of years, but this was attributed to his years. He was the son of the late Daniel and Delila Eppard, also of this county.
In 1875 Mr. Eppard was married to Miss Sarah V. Hensley and to this union were born eleven children, eight of whom survive: Mrs. Leo Zippler, of Baltimore, Md.; Miss Frances Eppard, at home; Samuel D. Eppard, of Woodstock; Chester C. Eppard, of Maurertown; mrs. Robert Mauck, of Woodstock; Henry Eppard, of Mt. Vernon, Mo.; Mrs. W.N. Comer, Luray and Mrs. Henry Montgomery, of Washington, D.C. Twenty four grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren survive.
Mr. Eppard united with the Methodist Church in early life and was a faithful and loyal member in his church.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon from the Leaksville Church with his pastor, the Rev. James E. Hodges, and his lifelong friend, Elder J.B. Jenkins, in charge of the services. Interment took place in the family burying plot.
JOHN W. FARRELL
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Jul 1931
DEATH OF JOHN W. FARRELL
John W. Farrell, aged about 79 years, died at the home of his relative, Mrs. Jacob Bell, of Mechanic street, Wednesday night at 10:15, o'clock after an illness of two weeks.
He was born at Newport, this county and has been a resident of Page county all his life. He was employed for about twenty years by the late George Bauserman, and his son, Joseph Bauserman. He has made his home at Luray with Mrs. Bell for a number of years. His father, William Farrell, was killed at Catherine Furnace by being caught in a fly wheeel. The family originally came from Ireland and the name was then O'Farrell.
He joined the New School Baptist church under the preaching of the late Dr. H.M. Wharton at a camp meeting held in the Henkel woods, East of Luray.
The funeral services took place at the home of Mrs. Bell yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock, with interment in Green Hill cemetery, with Eld. A.W. Campbell officiating.
His only sister, Mrs. Arbelia Eppard, died at Shenandoah just one week ago.
JOHN H. FINCHAM
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 May 1938
John Henry Fincham, age 48 years of Peola Mills, died at the University Hospital on Friday night, Aptil 29th, after an illness of pneumonia of one week. He was employed by Dick Finks, of Peola Mills, in the capacity of a cook, and was exceptionally good at this calling.
He is survived by one brother, Thomas Fincham, of Hawlin. Also three sisters: Mrs. Bertie Campbell, of Amissville; Mrs. Ida Rutherford, of Flint Hill; and Mrs. James Leake, of Boston. Mrs. Barbara Cameron, a sister, died just two weeks ago, and was buried in the Fincham cemetery at Scrabble. He was a member of the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held the following Sunday afternoon from the Mt. Lebanon Church, with Rev. Charles- Clement officiating.
MISS LUCY FINCHAM
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 4 Dec 1934
MISS LUCY FINCHAM
Miss Lucy Fincahm, aged 84, died Friday morning, Nov. 23, at the Western State Hospital, where she had been a patient for the past four years. She was formerly a resident of Norman, Culpeper county, and is survived by a brother John A. Fincham, of Norman, and a large number of nieces and nephews and other relatives in that locality.
She was a daughter of the late William Fincham and Mary Frances Weakley, of Rappahannock county, and has been a life long member of the Bethlehem Methodist church of Nethers Mill.
MRS. NANCY FINCHAM
Page News & Courier, Friday 13 Jan 1939
Mrs. Fincham Dies Near Spring Farm
Mrs. Nancy Fincham, a native of Madison County, died at her home near Spring Farm on Thursday, January 12, after a long period of declining health. She had been a resident of this county for many years.
The deceased, who was 69 years of age, is survived by two daughters, Miss Lessie, at home, and Mrs. Wade Bates, of York, Pa.
The funeral will be held on Saturday from the Regular Baptist Church, with interment in Evergreen cemetery.
MRS. SUSAN FLEMING (I)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 20 Apr 1937
Death of an Aged Lady
Mrs. Susan Fleming, widow of the late Pendleton Fleming, died at her home near Leaksville, at an early hour Sunday morning, after several years of ill health.
The deceased, who was about 93 years of age, was a daughter of the late Jeff Higgs and resided in the immediate vicinity of her demise practically all of her life… the rest of the obituary is the same word for word as the following obituary..
MRS. SUSAN FLEMING (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Apr 1937
Death and Funeral of Mrs. Fleming
Mrs. Susan Fleming, widow of the late Pendleton Fleming, died at her home near Leaksville, at an early hour Sunday morning, after several years of ill health.
The deceased, who was 91 years three months and 18 days of age, was a daughter of the late Thomas Higgs and resided in the immediate vicinity of her demise practically all of her life. She was a member of the Old School Baptist Church. She is survived by the following children: Vernon and David Fleming and Mrs. Lizzie Guard, all of Springfield, Ohio; John Fleming, of Urbana, Ohio; Mrs. Barbara Haney, of Pittsburgh, and Miss Emma Fleming, at home.
The funeral was held from the Leaksville Christian Church Tuesday at 2:30 o’clock, with Elder J.B. Jenkins, assisted by Rev. W.J. Andes, in charge of the services…
MRS. ADA J. FLINN
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 10 Apr 1934
DEATH OF MRS. ADA J. FLINN
Mrs. Ada J. Flinn, 76, died on Friday night in Page Memorial Hospital, Luray, following an illness of many years. Mrs. Flinn has been living in Luray for some time, though she has spent a part of her life in Maryland and other States in addition to a residence at Hamburg, this county, for several years. She was a daughter of the late Ambrose Knight of Luray, having been born in a house that at one time stood in the rear of the home of the late Mrs. Lelia Laws Walker on Court Street.
A short time before Mrs. Flinn died she made three requests that she wanted carried out after her demise. The first of these was that she be buried in the Flinn burial lot at Elkton, where she has relatives interred; that her body be taken to the Regular Baptist church, this place, and that Eld. A.W. Campbell, pastor conduct her funeral services all of which was carried out.
The interment took place at Elkton on Sunday afternoon...
Mrs. Flinn was a half sister of Mrs. J.B. Holmes, Luray, and A.F. Knight, of Buena Vista, Va. She is also a half-sister of Mrs. Luella Ruths, of Pen-Mar, Pa., and Mrs. John R. Campbell, Wilmington, Delaware.
She is survived by two children- Elder Marvin F. Flinn, who conducts a job printing office at Kensington, Md., and Mrs. W.H. Graff, of Zelienople, Pa...
CHARLES F. FOLTZ
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Jun 1931
DEATH OF CHARLES F. FOLTZ
Charles F. Foltz, a prosperous and respected farmer living between Newport and Alma, died on Wednesday after a few days illness with paralysis. He had been in poor health for some time but continued to go around. His age was about seventy years.
Mr. Foltz was a brother of J. Ashby Foltz, of Luray, Hubert Foltz, of Newport, Mrs. Bettie Shuler and Mrs. Emma Printz, of Shenandoah, Mrs. Ella Strole, of Stanley and the late Mrs. G.T. Shuler, of Grove Hill. He was a son of the late John P. Foltz, of near Newport, his mother having been a sister of Isaac, Jacob and Alfred Koontz, deceased. His wife who was Miss Laura Strickler, sister, of Eld. Reuben Strickler, of Egypt Bend, died about ten years ago. The surviving children are Ora Foltz, of Winchester, and Frank Foltz at home. One daughter, Mrs. Earl Foltz, is deceased.
The funeral of Mr. Foltz was held at 2 p.m., yesterday at the Newport Christian church, with services by Eld. R.H. Pittman.
CHARLES W. FOLTZ
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 31 Jan 1939
Charles W. Foltz, a relative of the numerous Foltz family of Page county, owner of three farms in Warren and Shenandoah counties, died at his home in Warren county last week. He was 57 years of age and was highly regarded in both Warren and Shenandoah counties. The Foltz farms were located near the line between those counties. He was one of the directors of the First National Bank of Strasburg... He is survived by his widow and three daughters.
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Apr 1938
Young Man Dies At Alma
Forrest Foltz, aged about 20 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Foltz, of near Alma, died at his home on Thursday, April 7, at 6:30 a.m., after an illness of a year or more with heart trouble. He is survived by his parents and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Amy Good, Miss Edith Foltz and Leo, Lefton and Ray Foltz.
The funeral will be held at the Alma Lutheran Church, Saturday at 11 a.m. Elder Ernest Cave will be in charge of the services. Burial in the church cemetery.
GEORGE P. FOLTZ
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 10 Apr 1934
DEATH OF GEORGE P. FOLTZ
George Perry Foltz, son of Gideon and Cynthia Strole Foltz, was born September 17, 1848 at Newport, Page county, Va., and was married August 8, 1871 to Mary Catherine Foltz of the same county. They located near New Goshen, Ind., where they lived one year, coming to Illinois in 1872. Mr. Foltz passed away March 31, 1934 at his home three miles west of Redmon where he had resided for the past 46 years.
He is survived by his wife and the following children: Perry E., Hobart, Okla.; Frank J., of Paris; Ora B., at home; Oscar J., living on the home place; Edna I. Wright and Verna L. Laucher, of Isabel. One child died in infancy.
There are also eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren; also two brothers, David of Libertyville, Ind., and Luther of Clinton, Ind., and two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Alden and Mrs. Betty Shew, of Clinton, Ind., and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Foltz was a member of the Lutheran church from childhood. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning from Redmon. Burial at the adjoining cemetery.- Goshen, (Ind.) Daily.
JAMES FOLTZ (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Feb 1939
Death of James Foltz of Shenandoah
James Foltz, aged 69 years, died at his home near Newport on Thursday, February 2, after an illness of several weeks.
Mr. Foltz was car man for the Norfolk and Western Railwar for a number of years. He married Miss Ada McAllister, of the Newport section.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. George Foltz, of Newport and the following children: Mrs. W.B. (Elizabeth) Roberts, Vienna, Virginia; Mrs. W.C. (Lona) Rothgeb, Shenandoah; Mrs. W.E. (Ethel) Sloane, Hagerstown, Md.; J.E. Foltz, Shenandoah; F.A. Foltz, Harrisonburg and R.C. Foltz, at home. Twenty two grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren also survive. Miss Nellie Foltz, a daughter, burned to death together with two Sullivan children when the home of the latter near Newport burned about five years ago.
No funeral arrangements had been made at a late hour last night.
JAMES FOLTZ (II)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 7 Feb 1939
Funeral of James Foltz
Funeral services were held Sunday for James Foltz, 69, who died Thursday at his home near Newport, five miles north of Shennadoah. Mr. Foltz is survived by the following children: Mrs. W.B. Roberts, Vienna; Mrs. W.C. Rothgeb, J.E. Foltz, Shenandoah; Mrs. W.E. Sloan, Hagerstown; F.A. Foltz, Harrisonburg, and R.C. Foltz, of Newport; 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren
JAMES FOLTZ (III)
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Feb 1939
James Foltz Dies At Shenandoah
James Foltz, aged 71 years, died at his home in Shenandoah on Feb. 2, after an illness of several months. Mr. Foltz lived at Grove Hill, moving to Shenandoah 38 years ago. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, who was Miss Ada McAlister, daughter of M.A. and Elizabeth McAlister, of Shenandoah and the following children, Mrs. W.B. (Elizabeth) Roberts, Vienna, Va.; Mrs. W.C. (Joanna) Rothgeb, Shenandoah; Mrs. W.E. (Ethel) Sloane, Hagerstown, J.E. Foltz, Shenandoah, F.A. Foltz, Harrisonburg, Va., and Ray Foltz, at home, and one sister, Mrs. George Foltz, of Nwport. Twenty two grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive. One daughter, Nellie May, burned to death with two Sullivan children in Shenandoah 35 years ago. The funeral was held from the Lutheran Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with his former pastor, Dr. M.A. Ashby, of Boonsboro, Md., officiating, assisted by Rev. Lee Sheaffer.
JOHN W. FOLTZ
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 12 Jul 1938
Death of John W. Foltz
Funeral services for John W. Foltz well known Newport resident, were held at the Brick Church on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. A.L. Boliek, of Luray, and Rev. M.A. Ashby, of Boonsborough, Md., officiating. His death occurred at his home on Friday July 8, 1938.
Mr. Foltz had been ill for four months as the result of a stroke of paralysis and had reached the age of 84 years. He was well known in Page County as a prosperous farmer... He is survived by one brother, Dave Foltz, of Shenandoah, and three sons, Vernon, Homer and Mohler Foltz, two daughters (Effie) Mrs. Clarence Shuler and (Grace) Mrs. Frank Louderback. One son, Hiram died in young manhood.
Mr. Foltz was twice married, his first wife being Miss Elizabeth Kite, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Kite and the second, who survives, was Miss Ida Lohr.
He was the son of the late Joe and Eva Foltz.
Mr. Foltz was a devoted member of the Brick Church Congregation... Besides those mentioned he leaves twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Interment was in the cemetery at the Brick Church.
MRS. MARY CATHERINE FOLTZ
Page News & Courier, Friday 9 Oct 1942
Death of Mrs. Pete Foltz
Mrs. Mary Catherine Kite Foltz passed this life Wednesday, October 7th at 9:00 p.m. at the R.M. Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va. Mrs. Foltz was taken suddenly ill Sunday and on Tuesday when she showed no change in her condition was taken to the hospital. She died Wednesday night during the course of an operation.
The deceased, who was 79 years old, was born at Honeyville, the daughter of David and Mary Judy Kite. She was twice married, her first husband being James W. Foltz, of Stanley, where she resided with him until his death 30 years ago. She then married Pete C. Foltz, of Newport, who died about 10 years ago. It was shortly after this marriage that they moved to Shenandoah.
All of her children are by her first husband and she is survived by the following: Mrs. Ernest Grove, of Hollyoak, Del., and Mrs. Nannie Booton, Mrs. Clarence V. Foltz and Lynwood Foltz, of Shenandoah. One brother, Charles O. Kite, of Petersburg, W.Va., and 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren also survive. One daughter is deceased and the following brothers and sisters, Thomas Kite, of Marksville, Mrs. Eliza Rowe and Mrs. Sally Conrad, of Missouri, Mrs. Martin Kite, of Marksville, and Mrs. Nannie Keyser, wife of the late Dr. Keyser, of Honeyville are also deceased.
She was a devoted member of the Methodist Church...
Funeral services will be held at her home today (Friday) at 2:30 p.m., with her pastor, Rev. C.V. Belamy in charge. Interment will be in the Methodist Cemetery...
MRS. ELIZABETH FOSTER
Page News & Courier, Friday 16 Aug 1935
DEATH OF MRS. ELIZABETH FOSTER
Mrs. Elizabeth Foster, widow of the late Abram Foster, died in Waynesboro, Va., on last Thursday at the age of 86 years. Mrs. Foster had been ill for a long time. The deceased, who was a native of Page county, has been living in Waynesboro for thirty odd years. The surviving brothers and sisters are: James T. Phillips of Stanley and Mrs. Sarah Seekford of Stephens City. She was a daughter of the late Wm. Phillips of Marksville. She leaves five children and a number of grandchildren.
Her funeral, which was held on Saturday…
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 8 Aug 1939
Sudden Death of Simon Foster
Simon Foster, about 69 years of age, a well known citizen of the county, living in the Cavetown section, dropped dead last Friday afternoon at the home of Ernest Gochenour, a neighbor. On Friday morning Mr. Foster had taken a walk in the Cavetown neighborhood and while he was on his way home stopped at the Gochenour home. He greeted several members of the Gochenour family who were in the yard. Given a chair in the yard where the heat was not oppressive. Mr. Foster had just sat down when he fell face foremost out of the chair. Several members of the Gochenour family, believing he had perhaps suffered a stroke of paralysis, tried to arouse him. The first member of his immediate family to arrive was Homer Foster, a son. By this time life was extinct. It is believed he suffered a sudden attack of heart disease. His body was brought to the Bradley Funeral Parlors in Luray where it was prepared for burial which took place on Sunday afternoon in the Antioch graveyard two mile south of Luray. Though his death came as a distinct shock to all who knew him, it was nevertheless known that he had been in failing health for several years. He was a member of one of the oldest families in Page county. In addition to his wife, who before marriage was Miss Agnes Bowen, daughter of the late John Isaac Bowen, he is survived by the following children: Mrs. T.T. (Tony) Moyer, whose home is near that of her late father; Mrs. Ethel Cave Huffman and Mrs. Marthena Dove, of Akron, Ohio. The following sons also survived: Homer, Lester and Jesse Foster. During the last three months death has taken a heavy toll in Mrs. Foster’s family, her brother, Charles W. Bowen, dying in Pennsylvania in late May or early June, followed last week by the death of Mrs. Clara Dove, a daughter in Ohio, and now the sudden death of her husband is a sore affliction.
Mr. Foster was a member of the Antioch Christian Church and his funeral was held from that edifice on Sunday at 1 p.m., by his pastor Rev. H.M. Ware, assisted by Rev. A.J. Caricofe.
MRS. SUSAN VIRGINIA FOSTER
Page News & Courier, Friday 16 Apr 1937
Death of Mrs. Susan Virginia Foster
Mrs. Susan Virginia Foster, widow of Jacob Foster, died at the home of her son, I. Nebraska Foster, on the Hawksbill several miles south of Luray on Monday afternoon at 7 o’clock. Mrs. Foster, who was 86 years of age, had been seriously ill for several weeks, the immediate cause of her death being pneumonia.
She is survived by the following children: I. Nebraska and J. Wilmer Foster, of Luray and vicinity; K.L. Foster of Shenandoah; Frank Foster of Nokesville; Mrs. Sheldon Painter, Mrs. Vernon Aleshire, Mrs. Luther Printz of the Long neighborhood, and Miss Della Long at home.
The funeral was held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with her pastor the Rev. J.E. Childress in charge assisted by the Rev. A.J. Caricofe in the Antioch Church. Interment in the family burying grounds.
MRS. EMMA JANE ELLIS FOX
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 14 Mar 1939
Death of Mrs. David B. Fox At the Reservoir
Mrs. Emma Jane Ellis Fox, daughter of Joseph H. and Sarah Katherine Ellis, aged nearly 70 years, was buried Saturday at Morning Star Lutheran Church of which she was a member since early girlhood.
Besides her husband she leaves two children, Mrs. Virgil Ellis and Kirby Fox, three sisters, Phillip Ellis and four grandchildren.
Her pastor, Rev. B.D. Castor, passed beautiful tribute to her faithful Christian life.
As the dawn breaks into a perfect day so her dawning into the new and fuller life began with the break of day on March 10.
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Oct 1937
Death At County Almshouse
Joseph Freeze, 87, a native of Page, died at the Almshouse Wednesday night about midnight. His death was due to the infirmities of age. He is survived by two sons, Hubert and Luther Freeze, of the Alma section, Mrs. Charles Duncan, of the Fort and one other daughter living in Harrisonburg. The funeral will be held at the Battle Creek church, this (Friday) afternoon at 2 o’clock.
MRS. KATHERINE FRISTOE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 17 Jan 1939
Death of Aged Lady
Mrs. Katherine Fristoe, wife of the late James Fristoe of Kimball, died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Stover in Covington, Monday morning, January 16, at the age of 82 years. She had been visiting at the home of her daughter in Covington for some time. She was a Miss Painter before marriage. She is survived by the following children: Harvey Fristoe and Mrs. Harry Howard, of Kimball, Frank Fristoe, of Luray, and Mrs. Oscar Stover, Covington.
The body was brought to her home near Kimball last night in Brdley's ambulance.
The funeral will be conducted by her pastor the Rev. James E. Hodges, of the Methodist Church. The time of the funeral has not been learned.
She will be buried by the side of her late husband on the homeplace.
MRS. BETTIE GETTS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 16 Mar 1937
Aged Lady Dies At Stony Man
Mrs. Bettie Getts, aged 85 years, died Friday morning at the home of her son, Samuel Short, near Stony Man.
The subject of this notice was paralyzed about a year ago and had been in declining health since this stroke. The immediate cause of her death was due to infirmities of old age. A brother, Noah Stroup, of near Alma, aged 82, died only a week ago.
She is survived by two sons, Samuel Short of Stony Man and John Stroup of Shenandoah, and the following half brothers: George and Ed Stroup of New Market, and a half sister also of near New Market. Her husband, Frank Getts, died about a year ago.
She was a faithful member of Antioch Christian Church. Her funeral was conducted by her pastor, Rev. J.E. Childress assisted by Elder J.B. Jenkins. The burial took place in the Antioch cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 17 Dec 1935
MR. GETTS DIES AT STONY MAN
Frank Getts, an aged an respected citizen of the Stony Man Section, died at his home on Sunday after an illness of several years. The immediate cause of his demise being the infirmities of old age. He is survived by his widow, who is well advanced in years. He was honest and industrious and worked for the Lucas cannery and also was a chair maker. He had been living in the Stony Man section for the past thirty years or more. He was a member of the Antioch Christian church from which his funeral was conducted at 1 a.m. by his pastor Rev. F.A. Blosser. Interment was in the church cemetery.
DOROTHY MARIE GOCHENOUR
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Jan 1932
CHILD DIES FROM HORSE KICK
Dorothy Marie Gochenour, aged three years, four months and twenty-five days, daughter of Fred Gochenour, tenant on the A.J. Yowell place on the Hawksbill, died Dec. 24, from the effects of being kicked by a horse two weeks before. The little one sustained a fractured skull and was taken tot he Harrisonburg hospital where she failed to regain consciousness and eventually passed away. She was a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William T. Hinton, northwest of town. The funeral at the Mt. Zion Brethren church on Friday was conducted by Rev. A.J. Caricofe.
ISAAC WILLIAM GOCHENOUR (I)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 31 Aug 1937
Native of Page Dies In Martinsburg
Word was received by relatives here Sunday that I.W. Gochenour a native of the Stony Man section had passed away at his home in Martinsburg Saturday. He had been ill for a year or more but his death was unexpected. He married Miss Annie Belle Seal, also of near Stony Man. She survives with several children. He was a brother of Mrs. Sam Short of Stony Man, who with her husband are attending the funeral today, Tuesday. The deceased was 60 years old and was highly respected.
ISAAC WILLIAM GOCHENOUR (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Sep 1937
Death of Former Page Citizen
Isaac William Gochenour, 62, well known resident of 908 North Third street, Martinsburg, W.Va., and for many years actively identified with the work of the Church of the Brethren in that section, died at his home shortly after 7 o’clock Saturday morning. Suffering from complications, including a cancer, he had been in failing health for several years, but had been seriously ill only about a week.
He was born on August 20, 1875, in Luray, Virginia, a son of the late Jacob Benton and Sarah Catharine Gochenour. He moved to Martinsburg from Virginia 26 years ago, and until illness forced him into retirement was employed as a hostler by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company for a long time. Always active in the work of his church, he frequently conducted preaching services and Sunday School at the Allensville and other churches in that section.
Surviving are his widow, formerly Miss Nannie Bell Seal; one sister, Mrs. Samuel Short, of Luray, Va.; 2 grandchildren, and the following children: Mrs. George A. Smith, East South street, Mrs. John F. Davis, Hess avenue, Meadie Gochenour, member of the city fire department, Marvin, East Liberty street, Mrs. James O’Roke, New York avenue, Clark B. Gochenour, Hess avenue, and Mrs. Alfred Knicely and Donald Gochenour, all of Martinsburg, W.Va.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon. Relatives and friends met at the home at 1:30 and went from there to the Church of the Brethren on High street. Services at the church were conducted by the Rev. A.M. Dixon, of Hagerstown, and burial was made in Rosedale…
JOSEPH HENRY GOCHENOUR
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Jan 1937
Joseph H. Gochenour, Native of Page, Dies in Shenandoah County
Joseph Henry Gochenour, aged 59, well known Shenandoah county resident, died at his home north of New Market, Friday, January 1.
Mr. Gochenour was born near Stony Man in Page county, March 18, 1877. In November, 1906, he was united in marriage with Miss Harry Tensil Parks, of Page county. At the age of 18, Mr. Gochenour became a member of the Brethren Church of which he was a faithful member. For the past 21 years, Mr. Gochenour and family have made their home in Shenandoah county.
He is survived by his wife and four sons, John, of near Timberville; George, of near Mt. Jackson; Cletus and Benjamin and one daughter, Mildred at home.
Funeral services were held from the Fairview Brethren Church. Services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. Carson Miller. Burial was in a nearby cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 26 Feb 1935
DEATH OF KIRBY GOCHENOUR
Kirby Gochenour, 52, living in the neighborhood of Mt. Zion Brethren church, four miles southeast of Luray, died suddenly on Saturday at the home of his brother-in-law, Russell Parlett of the same neighborhood. His death was due to a stroke of paralysis, sustained a few hours before.
His burial took place on Sunday in the Gochenour graveyard after funeral services conducted in Gochenour Chapel nearby, by Rev. Floyd A. Blosser.
He is survived by his widow and several step children. His widow is a daughter of the late Alfred Campbell of this county. He had been a member of Antioch church for many years. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Gochenour, who for many years lived in the neighborhood of Gochenour’s Chapel.
He leaves one brother, I.W. Gochenour, of Martinsburg, W.Va., and one sister, Mrs. Sam Short, living near Stony Man village.
MRS. SARAH GOCHENOUR
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 5 Apr 1932
DEATH OF MRS. JACOB GOCHENOUR
MRS. ANNIE GOOD (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Aug 1932
DEATH OF MRS. G.W. GOOD
Mrs. George W. Good, age 88 died at her home at Stanley Wednesday night. She had been very feeble for a long time on account of her advanced years. Her daughter, Mrs. Annie Weast, who resided with her, died on Thursday of last week. Mrs. Good had been a widow for a number of years. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Hubert L Kibler, of Stanley. A fuller account will appear in our next issue. The funeral will be held today (Friday) at 2 p.m., at Graves Chapel.
MRS. ANNIE GOOD (II)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 23 Aug 1932
LARGE CROWD AT FUNERAL
A large crowd of sorrowing friends and neighbors attended the funeral of Mrs. Annie Good, aged 88 widow of the late George W. Good, of Stanley, the final rites being held at Graves Chapel at 2 p.m., last Friday, Rev. G.D. Kericofe in charge and the interment at the Chapel. Mrs. Good, who died from the effects of old age after a long period of feebleness, was a sister of the late Thomas M. Offenbacker, of Leaksville. A daughter, Mrs. Annie Weast, wife of Byron Weast, who lived with her, died just one week before the aged mother. Only one child, Mrs. Hubert L. Kibler, of Stanley, survives Mrs. Good. Her husband, Geo. W. Good, an honored resident of Stanley, who was employed as bark weigher at Stanley by the Deford tannery, died two years ago. Mrs. Good, was a member of the Methodist church...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 20 Apr 1937
Death of Young Man
Curtis Good, aged about 20 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Good, died at the Charlottesville hospital at 2:30 o’clock Sunday morning where he had been a patient for only a few days with pneumonia.
Young Good, who was an ardent fisherman, is supposed to have contracted cold while out on the banks of the Hawksbill fishing a few nights ago.
His body was brought to Luray and the funeral will be held from the Old School Baptist Church at 3 o’clock Tuesday, with the pastor, Elder R.H. Pittman, in charge of the service.
Besides his parents he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: William and James Good, of Baltimore, Eugene and Evelyn, Christine, Hale and a smaller brother at home.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Apr 1934
DAVID GOOD DIES NEAR STANLEY
David Good, aged about 55 years, died at his home one-half mile west of Stanley Adventist church at 2 p.m., last Saturday...
Mr. Good leaves a widow, who was formerly a Miss Blosser, and two grown daughters. He was a son of Charles E. Good, deceased of Stanley, and leaves four half-sisters, Mrs. Ernest Blosser, Mrs. Harry Jenkins, Mrs. Gillie Price and Mrs. Albert Blosser, of Stanley and one half-brother. He owned a small farm and followed farming and general labor. The funeral took...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Apr 1934
DEATH OF ERNEST GOOD
Shenandoah, April 23.- Ernest Good, age about 55 years, died at his home at 12:30 a.m., Sunday after being confined to his bed for the past two months during which time he was a patient at the hospital at Harrisonburg... He is survived by his wife, who before marriage was a Miss Cave of Stanley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charley Cave and by two sons Harold and Howard and one daughter, Virginia.
The subject of this notice entered the service of the Shenandoah Valley Railroad, (N. & W.) at Shenandoah as a call boy in 1898. Later he went on the yard as a brakeman and was finally promoted to yard conductor, which position he held for several years, when he was forced to give this up on account of failing health. He purchased property at Verbena Mills, built a dwelling and store, combined where he conducted a merchandise establishment up to the time of his death.
Funeral services will be held today (Tuesday) at 11 a.m., at the home with interment in the family lot in the Comer cemetery on Naked Creek conducted by Rev. A.W. Andes, assisted by Rev. J.S. Rushing and in charge of Verbena Lodge No. 43, I.O.O.F.
ERNEST M. GOOD
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Aug 1934
NATIVE OF PAGE COUNTY BURIED AT LINVILLE CREEK
Ernest M. Good, 63, a native of Page county, died Tuesday morning at 9:30 at his home near Tide Springs, four miles south of Broadway after a brief illness. Death was due to paralysis.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock from the Linville Creek Church.... Interment will be in Linville Creek Cemetery.
Mr. Good was born in Page county on Jan. 27, 1876. He spent his early life in Page and has a wide family connection here. He later moved to the Valley and since then has lived in a number of Shenandoah and Rockingham county towns...
He was a member of the Brethren Church.
Besides his wife, Sarah Good, he is survived by five sons- Perry, Charles, Howard, John and Roy Good, all of near Broadway; two daughter Mrs. Ida Phistler and Mrs. Ruth Bowman, both of near Tide Spring; six sisters- Mrs. Albert Carper, of Edinburg; Mrs. Earl Alger, of Stanley; Mrs. David Stroop, of Penn Laird; Mrs. Frank Bowman, of New Market; Mrs. James Silvious, of New Market and Miss Mamie Good, of Maryland; three brothers- William Good, of Luray; John Good, of Tenth Legion and Julius Good of New Market.
MRS. GEORGE GOOD (NINA)
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Aug 1935
Mrs. George Good, aged 52 years of Stanley, died Friday afternoon of heart disease. She was in Stanley just a few hours before she passed away. She leaves to mourn her a husband and nine children, three sisters and three brothers. The funeral took place at the Advent Church Sunday at 11 a.m. by Elder Jack Painter and Rev. J.E. Tucker. Burial took place in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 Aug 1934
Death of Isaac Good
Isaac L. Good, about 68 years old, died at his home in the eastern suburbs of Luray on Thursday morning about five o'clock. "Ike" Good as everybody knew him...
He was a son of the late Henry Good, of Stanley, and his widow is a daughter of Wm. Painter, deceased, one of Page county's cow and horse doctors. Before coming here Mr. Good for a number of years was a tenant on the farm of Dr. E.G. Brumback in Springfield district, this county, filling all the requirements of such a position.
In addition to his widow Mr. Good is survived by the following children: Mrs. James Potts, Mrs. Marshall Griffith, Mrs. John Edwards, Clarence Good, Lester Good, Theodore Good and Miss Ethel Good, at home.
His surviving brothers are William Painter, of Stanley; Albert Painter, of Roanoke, and Hiram Painter, of Bardane, W.Va. One sister- Miss Freda Painter, of Stanley, also survives him.***
Mr. Good's burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, Luray, on Saturday afternoon.
*** Those people were Isaac's in-laws, not his siblings.
ISAAC LAFAYETTE GOOD
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Aug 1934
ISAAC LAFAYETTE GOOD
Born Sept. 6, 1867
Died August 16, 1934;
Aged 67 years, 11 months and 12 days.
He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and seven children, two brothers, two sisters, sixteen grandchildren. The children are Lester, Naomi, Gleadith, Edna, Theodore and Ethel, all of Luray. His sisters are Mrs. N.O. Sigler, of Stanley, Mrs. Frank Marston, of Luray; his brothers are Joseph Good, of Stanley, and John Morgan Good, of Luray. The burial of Mr. Good took place in Evergreen cemetery, Luray, the services having been conducted by the Revs. R.K. Nevitt and F.A. Blosser.
J. BYRD GOOD
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Apr 1934
DEATH OF J. BYRD GOOD
J. Byrd Good, 81, a well-known and highly respected farmer of the Bixler's Ferry neighborhood, died Saturday about noon. Mr. Good had spent almost his entire life in the Bixler's Ferry neighborhood and for the last forty or more years had been living on the farm where he died. His death was due to a stroke of paralysis... His father was the late Allen Good.
In addition to his widow who before marriage was Miss Lucy Lawler, daughter of the late Joseph Lawler, Mr. Good leaves the following children (Virgie) Mrs. Jesse Tucker of Washington, (Lizzie) Mrs. Abe Kibler, and Joseph and Jacob at home and Thomas Good, of Washington, D.C.
His brothers are Philip, John, Jacob and Henry Good. There were two sister, Mrs. A.J. Stepp, of Shenandoah and Miss Nancy Good. The latter died a few years ago. Another sister is Mrs. Annie Bazzler, of Washington.
Mr. Good's funeral took place on Monday afternoon in Green Hill cemetery, Luray. His funeral was conducted by Elder R.H. Pittman at Mr. Good's late home...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 31 Aug 1937
Horrible Murder Committed at Blainsville
Page County authorities were notified late Saturday that a murder had been committed about five miles southeast of Luray, John Good, colored, a native of that section, was found weltering in his own blood at his home in a thickly populated section of the third Piney mountain. he was apparently murdered about five o'clock Saturday evening at his little, desolate cabin consisting of only a fe rooms. he was found by his wife lying face down on the ground, at the front of the shack, with a ghastly wound, thought to have been made by an axe, in the back of his head, that completely severed the vertebra at the base of the brain. The location of his home is about one-half mile south of Redman's store.
It is alleged that the victim of the vicious assault was a bootlegger and for sometime had been engaged in the illicit sale of moonshine liquor.
Neighbors and others who gathered at the scene of the tragedy on Saturday night, gave out information promiscously that the murdered man and his wife, who was a Spenser before marriagem and years ago married a man by the name of Will Lee, deceased, had not been on good terms for sometime. Children by the last marriage are: Frieda and Ella Mae Good, of New York, who were expected here yesterday, and a son living in Hagerstown.
John Good was a man of perfect physique and is alleged to have been a bootlegger de luxe. It was said by neighbors that he and his wife were in a continual brawl and oon the morning of the fatal event it was said that she made the statement that he would never see the light of another day. This proved to be correct as he was murdered about five o'clock that afternoon. His body lay out in the open yard in front of his home for about five hours before it was taken in charge by the undertakers and brought to Luray where it was prepared for burial. The wound, which caused his death, was ghastly in every detail, and was probably made by an axe found near the home alongside a path by officer Kirby Shenk... It is alleged that his wife refutes any connection with the crime and that so far as she knows that it was done by parties unknown to her and that the first intimation that he had been murdered was when she found him lying face downward as described above.
This section of Page County, known as Blainesville, is located in a thickly populated section where years ago a very unlawful element resided but in recent years has become law abiding and this is the first time in the last several decades that anything has happened of this nature.
Viola Good, the alleged perpetrator of the crime, is a sister of John Spenser, who for many years, raun the provision wagon ton Stony Man Camp. The scene of the murder is in close proximity to the Blainesville Colored Church. It is said that Good's father, Jeff Good, was a law abiding and peaceful citizen. He worked for many of the Hawksbill farmers as a day laborer. The murdered man occasionally did odd jobs but it is obvious that his main livelihood was the illicity trafficking of ardent spirits. Although rated as a colored man his appearance would not rate him as such. His wife is about twenty five years his senior and is colored. She is now in the Luray jail awaiting action of the coroner's inquest which is to be held this morning, Tuesday, at 10 o'clock at the Court House. She is a frail woman, grey haired, and does not look capable of wielding a weapon to the deadly extent of that which occurred.
Both are said to have been addicted to strong drink which is probably the cause of the fatal affair. Many bottles full and half filled with moonshine were found by officers on the premises. Good's place was raided by officers sometime ago and a quantity of liquor was discovered in an outbuilding. This raid was engineered by Good's wife who made complaint to the officers about his bootlegging operations.
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Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Aug 1932
LESTER GOOD INSTANTLY KILLED IN AUTO WRECK
Information was received here on Monday that Lester Good, brother of Will Good, of Luray, was killed in an automobile wreck on Sunday. His wife, Mrs. Good, is the head of the laundry department of the Mimslyn. Mr. Hood had visited Luray several months ago.
The Washington Star says:
"Lester Good, age 46, of Travilah, Md., a former resident of New Market, Va., died instantly of a fracutred skull, when a car he was driving left the Rockville-Gaithersburg road at Westmore, 1 mile west of Rockville shortly after 3 o'clock yesterday morning, overturned and crashed into a pole.
"With him was J.E. Silvious, also formerly of New Market, who escaped with minor cuts and bruises. Both Silvius and Good had been making their home with William Beahm near Travilah.
"Police were told that both men had been drinking. Authorities turned the body over to a Rockville undertaker pending funeral arrangements."
NOAH GOOD (SON OF NOAH)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 5 May 1931
NOAH GOOD DIES AT STANLEY
Noah Good, a respected and industrious citizen of Stanley, widely known as an expert fence builder, died at his home at 3:30 p.m., Friday, aged 82 years, 4 months and 4 days. Mr. Good broke his leg by a fall in his home about a year ago but had about recovered from the fracture, and was going about with his cane. Friday he was out in his garden as late as ten o’clock. A paralytic stroke was fatal in a few hours.
Mr. Good leaves a widow, aged 81 years, who was Miss Susan S. Aleshire, of Stanley, His surviving children are Tilden Good, of Delaware, I.O. Good, of Hagerstown, Md., Mrs. Pearl McAllister, of Ingham, this county, Mrs. Maggie Short, Henry Good and Ernest Good, of Stanley and N.W. Good, of Luray. Ernest Good, who is single, lived with his father. The deceased was a brother of Martin, William James and Jacob Good and Mrs. Jack Blosser, all deceased. He belonged to the Divine Healers faith. The funeral at the Adventist church Sunday was conducted by Elders John B. Jenkins and John Henderson. Among those present were I.O. Good and family, of Hagerstown.
NOAH GOOD (SON OF JOHN)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 Aug 1938
Aged Man Dies Near Stanley
Noah Good, aged 84 years, died at his home several miles northwest of Stanley Friday morning after several months illness, incident to the infirmatives of age. He married Miss Sarah Davis, who has been dead about twenty years. The deceased was born July 29, 1854.
He was an industrious and respected farmer and reared a large family. They are: Edward and Oscar, of near Stanley, Otis, of Linville; Mrs. Philip (Bertha) Stroop, Alma; Mrs. Susie Dinges, East of Stanley, Mrs. Willie (Maggie) Stroop of Harrisonburg, Mrs. Bernice Wilson, near Stanley, and Mrs. Wylie Purdham, of Stanley.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 11 a.m., at the Adventist church at Stanley. The services were in charge of Eld. J.B. Jenkins, assisted by Rev. W.J. Whitesell. Interment was in the church cemetery.
MRS. SUSAN S. GOOD
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 8 Mar 1938
Aged Lady Dies On Upper Mill Creek Near Stan;ey
Susan S. Good, widow of Noah Good, died at the home of her son, Ernest Good, about a mile and one-half north of Stanley at an early hour Monday morning after several years of declining health. Mrs. Good, who before marriage was a Miss Aleshire, daughter of Mrs. Mary Aleshire, was in her 84th year, and the immediate cause of her demise was due to the infirmities of age.
She was a good neighbor and a loving mother and held to the tenants of the Old School Baptist denomination.
She is survived by the following children:- Henry Good, Stanley; I.O. Good, Hagerstown; N.W. Good, Luray; Harry T. Good, Wilmington, Del.; Miss Maggie Short, Stanley; Mrs. Pearl McAllister, Ingham, and Ernest Good, of Stanley, with whom she resided as above stated. Her husband died in 1931.
The funeral of Mrs. Good will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Adventist Church, Stanley. Interment in the church cemetery.
VANCE PAUL GOOD, JR.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 31 Dec 1935
Vance Paul Good, Jr., aged 5 days, died and was buried in Advent Cemetery Friday the 27th. Mrs. Good before marriage was Miss Annie Lee Foltz.
MRS. SARAH ELLEN GOODEN
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 8 Aug 1939
Native of Elkton Dies
Mrs. Sarah Ellen Gooden, 88, a native of Elkton, died Sunday morning at 12:30 at a Staunton hospital following a long illness.
Mrs. Gooden was born May 15, 1851 at Elkton and was a daughter of the late William and Nancy Monger. In 1871 she was united in marriage with George H. Gooden, who preceded her in death in 1906. Mrs. Gooden lived in Elkton until about eight years ago with her daughter, Mrs. Cora E. Hodges, of Covington. She was a faithful member of the Methodist Church...
Surviving are five sons: Charles Gooden, of Philadelphia; Arthur Gooden, of Lexington; Staton Gooden, Raleigh Gooden, and V. Esmond Gooden, all of Elkton, and one daughter, Mrs. Cora Hodges, of Covington. She is also survived by one brother, John Monger, of Poolesville, Pa.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home of her son, V. Esmond Gooden, of Elkton. Services were conducted by Rev. W.A. Lynch. Burial was in Elk Run Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 22 Jan 1935
DEATH OF CHARLES GRAY
Charles Gray, ? years, ten months, native of Pine Grove, this Co., died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eddie Thomas, in Fredericksburg, on Saturday after a lingering illness. While a resident of this county he was a highly respected citizen of the Pine Grove neighborhood. He is survived by the following children: Miss Hattie Gray, of Baltimore and Otis, Cortes and Bernard Gray. His burial took place today (Tuesday) in Pine Grove.
MISS IDA GRAY
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 Feb 1939
Death of Miss Ida Gray
Miss Ida Gray, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Gray, deceased, died at the home of her brother, William Gray, on Saturday, February 4, 1939. Miss Gray was fifty five years of age on September 12, 1938 and was preceded in death by her mother and father and several brothers and sisters. Left to mourn her loss are two sisters, Mrs. Delbert Cave, of the Mauck section, and Mrs. Will Weakley, of Pine Grove, and two brothers, R. Amos Gray and J. Will Gray with whom she resided.
... a member of the Methodist Church for a number of years and will be greatly missed in the Pine Grove community.
The funeral was held on Monday, February 6 at the home of her brother and was conducted by her pastor, Rev. W.J. Whitesell, with interment in the family burying ground.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Mar 1931
ISAIAH GRAY DIES IN PINE GROVE
Isaiah Gray, aged 80, a bachelor who resided with his brother James N. Gray, in Pine Grove, near Marksville, fell down a flight of steps last Thursday and died at 4 p.m., the following day. He never spoke after the fall, which caused the fracture of both wrists and various head cuts. While he had been feeble and had suffered a slight stroke of paralysis he continued to go around until the accident occurred and eat a hearty dinner just before he had the fall. He leaves two brothers, Alonza and Jas. N. Gray. Others of the came family including R.P. and Joe Mann Gray, are dead. Their father was Rob Gray. The funeral took place Sunday with interment in the family graveyard. Services by Rev. F.J. Qarnecke… Associated with his brothers in farming all his life…
MRS. SALLY GRAY
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Dec 1937
Mrs. Gray, Native of Marksville, Dies In Reading, Pa.
Mrs. Sally Gray, wife of E.R. Gray, died at her home in Reading, Pa., on December 6th. The deceased was 59 years of age, and was a daughter of the late Irvin Cave, of Marksville district. Mrs. Cave and her husband left this county about 40 years ago, but has frequently visited friends and relatives here through the intervening years. She was a devoted member of the M.E. Church. She is survived by her husband and the following children:- Oliver Gray, Whitsell Gray, Homer Gray and Harry Gray and Beulah and Josie, all of Reading and Clarence Gray, of Martinsburg, and Mrs. Jeff (Dorothy) Hensley, Elkton.
She is also survived by the following brother and sisters: Mrs. Floyd Offenbacker, Clairton, Pa.; D.M. Cave, Pittsburgh, I. Ferd Cave, Kimball, Mrs. Annie Hensley, Elkton. One brother, Hunter Cave, of Ohio, died several months ago.
The deceased was married to Mr. Gray 45 years ago by the late Eld. Samuel N. Spitler, of this county.
ISAAC W. GRAVES
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 7 Mar 1939
Isaac W. Graves Dies At His Home Near Marksville
Isaac N. Graves, one of the best known and substantial citizens of near Stanley, died at an early hour Saturday morning after a long illness. He was 89 years old and has a wide family connection in this adjoining counties.
Mr. Graves was a native of this county and had resided near Marksville for many years. He is survived by his wife, and his daughter, Mrs. Bernice Graves, of Stanley. The body was taken to Washington, D.C., for cremation. The funeral was held from his late home Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock, and was conducted by the Rev. J.E. Hodges, assisted by Rev. W.J. Whitesell, of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Graves, who was a son of the late Paschal Graves, is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Bettie Wilhoit, East of the Ridge. The following brothers and sisters are deceased: Mrs. J.B. Koontz, Trenton Graves, William Graves, Mrs. Jennie Beaver, Thomas Graves, Madison Graves and Charles Graves.
Mr. Graves owned valuable real estate in Washington and other cities. He was frugal and thrifty and had accumulated much of this world’s goods through his financial ventures.
His body was cremated at his request. It is said that he further requested that his ashes be preserved until his wife’s demise, when she would also be cremated and both of their ashes scattered over his parent’s graves.
MISS LIZZIE GRAY
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 17 Jul 1934
DEATH OF MISS LIZZIE GRAY
Miss Lizzie Gray, about 76, highly respected native of the Pine Grove section of this county, who for the last 33 years has been living with the family og S.L. Batman in the Rocky Branch neighborhood of this county, died at the Batman home last Thursday. With the exception of one brother, Clinton Gray living in Indiana, she is the last member of her family. The latter lives in the city of Indianapolis, Ind. She had one brother who is dead. The deceased was a member of the Rocky Branch Regular Baptist church... Her burial took place in Beahm's Chapel cemetery, three miles east of Luray, on Saturday evening the services having been conducted by Elder Arthur W. Campbell...
MRS. MOLLIE GRAY
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Jul 1938
Former Stanley Resident Dies In Rockingham
Mrs. Mollie Gray, 68, former resident of the Stanley section, was found dead in bed Monday at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Cyrus Wichael, near Sangerville, Rockingham County. Mrs. Gray was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Turner Gray, of near Stanley. Her husband, Sam Gray, died four years ago. She is survived by seven children, all of Page and Rockingham Counties except Mrs. Grace Perdue and Melvin Gray of Cedar Grove, W.Va., six grandchildren, five brothers and sisters, Dan Gray, Mrs. Maude Bailey, Mrs. Frank Griffith, Mrs. Ira Gray and Mrs. Lena Gary, of Page county. She was a member of the Brethren Church at Sangerville. Her burial on Wednesday... The interment took place at Sangerville.
PHILIP W. GRAY
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Jun 1938
Death of Aged Citizen In Pine Grove
Philip W. Gray, 84, a venerable citizen of the Pine Grove section died on Thursday after an illness of several weeks, due to diseases incident to old age. Mr. Gray was a stonemason by trade and there were none more expert in this line. He was married three times and is survived by his widow and twenty-seven children. His funeral will be held this afternoon (Friday) at 3 o'clock, with Eld. A.W. Campbell in charge of the services. Burial in the Gray Cemetery at Pine Grove.