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PAGE NEWS & COURIER 1931-1940, Part 3
MRS. EMILY J. GRIFFITH
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 Jun 1931
DEATH OF MRS. JOHN W. GRIFFITH
Mrs. Emily J. Griffith, aged 81 years, 11 months and 5 days, wife of John W. Griffith, died at 11 p.m., on Friday at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Fox, near the Lee Highway four miles, East of Luray. Death was due to cancer from which she had been a sufferer for several years. Mr. and Mrs. Griffith on account of declining health broke up housekeeping some months ago and went to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fox.
The following children survive Mrs. Griffith; Hubert F. and A.I. Griffith, and Mrs. Mattie Milton, of Shenandoah, this county; Mrs. Isaiah Griffith, Mrs. Joe Sam Heiston and Mrs. Vernon Fox, of the Dry Run and Pass Run neighborhoods East of Luray, and Luther Griffith, of Manassas. Her surviving husband, a pumpmaker, by trade, has always been known as “Pumpmaker John Griffith” to distinguish him from others of a numerous family. The couple had fourteen children in all. Those deceased include Mrs. Alm Miller, Thomas William who died at 15, Annabel aged 4, and the remainder infants. While belonging to the Dry Run section the family lived at Overall for a number of years. Mrs. Griffith was a daughter of William Bradley, deceased, of Stony Man. She leaves the following half brothers and sisters: H. Nathan Bradley and Eld. William H. Bradley, of West Virginia, John G. Bradley, of Kimball, Mrs. Mollie Judd, of Charles Town, W.Va., Mrs. Jennie Sours, of Hagerstown, Md., and Mrs. Ella Dunlap, of New York State. Mrs. Griffith was a kindly, beloved old lady and a humble Christian, having been a member of the Lutheran church for many years.
The funeral and interment at Morning Star church at 4 p.m., Saturday was conducted by Rev. A.L. Boliek…
Page News & Courier, Friday 16 Feb 1934
DEATH OF HIGHLY RESPECTED CITIZEN OF DRY RUN
Isaiah Griffith, aged 61 years, a highly respected farmer of the Dry Run neighborhood near Luray, died of double pneumonia at his home at one o'clock yesterday morning... His death was sad news for the Dry Run neighborhood where he was born and spent all of his useful and industrious life...
Mr. Griffith is survived by a widow and three children and by his father, William Griffith, who is up in the 80's and very feeble. His mother, who before marriage was Miss Frances Fox, a sister of the late Ambrose, Monroe and John W. Fox, died three years ago.
Mr. Griffith's widow was Miss Mary Griffith, daughter of Pumpmaker John Griffith. There are two children surviving by this union, Lester Griffith, and Cecil Griffith. The latter resides at the parental home. Mr. Griffith's first wife was Miss Jennie Sours, daughter of John Sours, deceased, of Jewell Hollow. She died many years ago leaving one daughter, who is now Mrs. Welford Williams, of Dry Run, wife of the night policeman at Luray. He leaves six or seven grandchildren, all of his children being married. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Anna B. Fox, wife of Hubert I. Fox, of Dry Run. A sister Miss Barbara Susan Griffith, died less than a year ago, while a brother, Jacob Henry, died at the age of three years. Mr. Griffith was an officer and devoted member of the Morning Star Lutheran church to which he belonged from childhood...
He was buried at Morning Star yesterday afternoon with services by his pastor, Rev. Boliek.
JOHN W. “PUMPMAKER” GRIFFITH
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 10 Nov 1936
“Pumpmaker”JohnW. Griffith Dies
John W. “Pumpmaker” Griffith, aged 87 years, who has been residing with his daughter Mrs. Vernon A. Fox, near Kimball for a number of years, passed away at her home on Thursday about noon after a lingering illness. Mr. Griffith was perhaps known better from his occupation as an old-time pumpmaker than any one in Page County having made hundreds of the old time pumps that are still to be seen in various parts of the county. He was born on Dry Run, this county, and was the son of the late William Griffith of Page.
Mr. Griffith was a faithful member of the Morning Star Lutheran Church and was one of its loyal supporters His wife, who was Miss Emma Bradley, died a number of years ago. Mr. Griffith was the oldest of his immediate family and it’s the last surviving member.
The subject of this notice is survived by the following sons and daughters: Hubert F. Griffith of Shenandoah, Albert Griffith, of Mill Run, this county, and Luther Griffith of Nokesville, Mrs. Vernon Fox, with whom he resided; Mrs. Sallie Griffith of near the reservoir, Mrs. Harry Milton of Grove Hill, Mrs. Joe Sam Heiston of Dry Run. One daughter Mrs. Al Miller is dead.
The funeral was conducted from the Morning Star Lutheran church on Saturday, November 7, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. B.D. Castor assisted by Rev. A.L. Boliek in charge of the services. Interment in the cemetery nearby.
MRS. LAURA ELIZABETH GRIM
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Nov 1937
Death of Mrs. Laura Elizabeth Grim
Mrs. Laura Elizabeth Grim, aged 60 years and 8 months, died at her home in Stanley at an early hour Tuesday morning after an illness of ten weeks. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pettit, of Pine Grove community, where she lived her girlhood days. Her mother before marriage was Miss Mary Catherine Eddings.
She is survived by one sister, Mrs. George N. Gray and two brothers, Charles and George Pettit, of Stanley, and one brother, James Pettit, of Ashland, Illinois. The latter visited her during her illness, but was unable to return for the funeral.
She was married to Harry H. Grim, who, at one time, was manager of his grandfather, Emanuel Snyder's farm in Pine Grove. Here they resided for sometime until moving to Stanley during the year 1915, where he became owner and operator of the Stanley Hotel. During the year 1923 they purchased the F.P. Pool residential home, and in this property continued operating a boarding house, also farming the portion of the estate of Mr. Snyder's of which they became heirs.
Mrs. Grim was a loyal member of the Methodist church... especially sympathetic and considerate of the less fortunate many times providing free gratis, shelter, food and clothing...
Her mortal remains were borne quietly to her church (Methodist) in Stanley at 2 p.m., Wednesday, where her former pastor and lifelong friend Rev. W.J. Whitesell spoke to a throng of people... Her present paastor, Rev. James Hodges, Rev. E.M. Vaughan and Rev. J.E. Tucker assisted.
The mortal remains now rest at Graves Chapel...
December 3rd of last year Mr. Grim's mother departed this life. August 18th of this year his brother, William, and now his devoted wife...
MRS. JANE GRIMSLEY
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 22 Nov 1932
FUNERAL OF MRS. JANE GRIMSLEY
The funeral of Mrs. Jane Grimsley, who died at her home in Steam Hollow Friday morning, aged 69, widow of the late Thomas Grimsley, was held at 11 o'clock Sunday morning from the Episcopal church in Steam Hollow conducted by the Rev. John W. Henderson with interment in the Abe Smith cemetery. The deceased is survived by three daughters, and three sons; Mrs. Don Grimsley, Mrs. Semey Comer and Mrs. Newt Smith and Frank, Noah and Joe Grimsley. There are also three half brothers, Hiram, James and Charles Smith, and two half sisters, Mrs. William Sly, of Hagerstown, Md., and Mrs. John May, of Comer town... She was the daughter of the late Frank and Sarah Day...
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Feb 1939
Death of Jesse Grimsley
Jesse W. Grimsley, son of Mrs. Regina Grimsley, aged 23 years, died at his home near Comertown on Monday, Feb. 20, 1939. Mr. Grimsley had been in poor health for five or six weeks. His father, T.T. Grimsley, preceded him in death. He leaves besides his mother the following brothers and sisters, Leonard, George, Homer, Misses Minnie and Mattie, at home, Miss Dorothy, at Baltimore, and Maudie (Mrs. C. Belevetz) of Baltimore.
The funeral was conducted from the Episcopal Mission in Steam Hollow on Wednesday afternoon, assisted by the the Episcopal minister. The burial was in the Sam Comer burying ground.
JOHN SAMUEL GRIMSLEY
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 18 Jul 1939
John Samuel Grimsley
Funeral services were held for John S. Grimsley on Friday afternoon, July 7, from his home near Castleton, Rappahannock county, with Rev. W.B. Dennis and Rev. P.H. Chelf officiating at the service.
He was 82 years of age and had been in declining health for some time. He was a member of the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, of which he became a member nine years ago, during one of the meetings held by Rev. Chelf. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Grimsley; one son, Clifford Grimsley, of Amissville, and a daughter, Miss Hannah Margaret Grimsley, of Castleton.
The deceased was a native of the Castleton neighborhood and the son of the late Joseph Shelton Grimsley and Hannah Margaret Grimsley, of Rappahannock county.
Burial was hel din the family cemetery located near the home.
MRS. MARY LEE BUTLER (GRIMSLEY)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 11 May 1937
Death of Mary Lee Butler
Mrs. Mary Lee Butler widow of the late John Butler**, died at her home near Shenandoah, on Sunday morning about 7 o’clock after a long illness at the age of 74 years.
Her husband preceded her to the grave about seven years.
Mrs. Butler was the daughter of H.E. and Mary Knight, of Honeyville.
She is survived by two sons and three daughters. The funeral will be held (today) Tuesday, from the Episcopal Church in Steam Hollow and interment will take place in the Comer Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Oct 1932
DEATH OF T.T. GRIMSLEY AT INGHAM
Shenandoah, Va., Oct. 27- T.T. Grimsley, son of Joshua and Mary Grimsley, aged 55 years, died at his home at Ingham Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7:20 a.m. after several months' illness. He had been afflicted with asthma for years. He is survived by his wife who is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Cave, five girls; Misses Minnie, Dorothy and Madeline, at home and Misses Artinous and Maude in Baltimore, and 4 boys; Leonard, George, Homer and Jesse, at home, none being married. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Thursday at the Christian church in Steam Hollow conducted by the Rev. John W. Henderson and David Campbell with interment in the Sam Comer cemetery. He was a member of the Pentecostal church...
... He was a valued correspondent for the News and Courier for years.
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 May 1931
DEATH OF THOMAS GRIMSLEY
Shenandoah, Va., May 20-
Thos. Grimsley, a highly respected citizen of the Steam Hollow section died at his home Tuesday evening at 6 o’clock, aged 77 years, 7 months and 13 days. He feel from a farm wagon about a month ago and never recovered from the effects of the accident, though he continued to attend his garden and other work on his home place, getting his crops planted until last Thursday, May 14, when he suffered a paralytic stroke and was not able to speak after the stroke until his death. He was a consistent member of the Christian church… His wife, before marriage, was Miss Jane Day. He is survived by the following sons: Noah, Frank and Joseph and daughters: Mrs. Newton Smith, Mrs. Irene Comer, Mrs. Elizabeth Grimsley. One brother, Hubert Grimsley, and two sisters: Mrs. Chas. Smith and Mrs. Frank Orye and nineteen grandchildren. The funeral was held at Ingham yesterday afternoon. Services were conducted by the Rev. A.W. Andes, with interment in the Abe Smith graveyard.
MRS. MAGGIE DONOVAN HAINES
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Apr 1934
DEATH OF MRS. MAGGIE DONOVAN HAINES
Mrs. Maggie Donovan Haines, of 220 West Freedly Street, Norristown, Pa., died suddenly at her home Saturday in her 62d year. She was a daughter of the late Daniel and Catherine Donovan, of Stanley, Va., and was a sister of James Donovan, of Germantown, Pa., the late William R. Donovan, of Stanley, Richard Donovan of Brentsville, Pa., Cornelius Donovan, of Roanoke, Va., and Edward Donovan, of Shenandoah, and Mrs. Catherine Adams of Wilmington, Pa. She will be buried from her home on Wednesday, April 25, 1934, ay 3 p.m. Interment at Riverside cemetery, Norristown, Pa.
She is survived by her husband, Charles W. Haines and the following children: Ella May Haines and Mrs. Floreince Lebens, of Norristown, Pa., Norris Haines, of Mansfield, O., Eva Haines, Charles E. Haines and Alma Haines of Norristown, Pa., and five grandchildren.
MRS. IDA HANSON
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 12 Apr 1932
Mrs. Ida Hanson, age 72, widow of Solon Hanson, died at her home at Newport at 11 p.m., Sunday after a few days illness with paralysis... last Friday the fatal stroke came while she was working about her chickens...
Mrs. Hanson was a native of Newport, having been a daughter of Reuben Walton, deceased. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. P.N. Shuler, of Bixler's Ferry and Mrs. J.C. Roudabush, of Shenandoah. Her husband, Solon Hanson, a prominent citizen was accidentally killed about five years ago. She leaves two sons, Harry, of Newport, and Melvin, of Pennsylvania, and four daughters, Mrs. James Shuler, of Port Republic, Mrs. Herman Smith, of Stanley, and Misses Maude and Nora Hanson, of Newport. Mrs. Hanson was a useful member of the Lutheran church for many years.
The funeral will be held from the Naked Creek Christian church at 2 p.m., today, with services by Rev. C.L. Hunt and interment in the family graveyard.
CHARLES B. HENSLEY
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 27 Sep 1938
Charles B. Hensley, 86, outstanding farmer and churchman of the Pen Laird section of Rockingham county, who died last Thursday night, was a brother of Mrs. Samuel D. Eppard of the Mill Creek section of Page county. He was a well known member of the United Brethren Church and took an active interest in the religious of Rockingham county. He was a son of the late Benjamin and Rebbeca Eppard and was born in the Elkton neighborhood. He had been living in the Pen Laird neighborhood for the last sixteen years…
MRS. HENRY HENSLEY
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Jul 1935
NATIVE OF PAGE DIES IN ROCKINGHAM
Mrs. Henry Hensley, aged 70, well known resident of the Mt. Pleasant section, died at her home Sunday night at 12 o’clock following a month’s illness.
Born near Luray October 5, 1864, she was a daughter of the late James D. and Elizabeth Eppard. She was a member of the Methodist Church for the past 40 years, and a woman of high Christian character. She leaves a host of friends to mourn her passing.
Besides her husband she is survived by the following children; Mrs. Alonzo Hensley, of Swift Run; Mrs. Dorse Dean, of Mt. Pleasant; Mrs. Kenton Dean, of Elkton; James E. Hensley, of Mt. Pleasant; Hermon Hensley, of Shenandoah; Brunk Hensley, of Elkton and Keiffer Hensley, at home. She is also survived by three brothers, Dan Eppard, of Elkton; Henry Eppard, of near Luray, and Kell Eppard, of near Washington; one sister, Mrs. Thomas J. Breeden of Elkton; thirty-one grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held from the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock with friends meeting at the Hensley home at 10:30. Services were conducted by Rev. C.B. Larick. Interment will be in the Elk Run Cemetery, Elkton.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 Jan 1931
Hazel Harlow, daughter of J.A. Harlow, about 15 years old, died at her home in Miller Addition, Saturday morning at 4:15. She was a member of the Christian church... Funeral today at the Christian church and interment in the U.B. cemetery, Rev. G.H. Easly officiating.
Page News & Courier, Friday 30 Jun 1939
Sudden Death of Bishop Harris
Bishop Harris, aged about 65, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home on the Ray Koontz Mountain place in Jordon Hollow on Monday, June 19. Mr. Harris had been subject to heart attacks in recent months, but was feeling as usual that morning and ate a hearty dinner and walked out in the yard when he fell dead.
He was an industrious and hardworking man and was noted for his expert mountain work in the days when bark and ties were hauled out of the Blue Ridge by wagon. His father was the late “Flate” Harris, a native of Louisana.
He is survived by his wife, who was a Miss Short, of Stanley, and several children.
The funeral was held from the Pine Grove Mission Church on Wednesday, June 21, with interment in the Elzy Jenkins graveyard in Pine Grove.
Page News & Courier, Friday 30 Dec 1938
Well Known Farmer Dies At His Home Near Leaksville
Luther W. Harris, aged 73 years, 7 months and 12 days, died at his home near Leaksville on December 24, 1938. Mr. Harris was born near Elkton, Va., but had resided in this county for a number of years. He is survived by his wife, who before marriage, was Miss Annie Epard, one brother, of Manassas, and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Huddle, of Elkton, Va.
The deceased was a member of the Stanley Methodist church. His funeral was conducted from the Alma Lutheran Church on Monday by his pastor, the Rev. J.E. Hodges, assisted by Revs. Tyler and Whitesell and Eld. J.B. Jenkins.
MRS. LUTHER HARRIS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 13 Jan 1939
Mrs. Harris Closely Follows Husband In Death
Mrs. Luther Harris, Native of Page, Succumbs After Short Illness
Mrs. Luther Harris, aged 69, died at her home near Boston School House on Friday after a brief illness. Her husband died only a month ago. The deceased, before marriage, was a Miss Eppard and was a native of Page. She is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Charles and Walter Eppard, Mrs. Hunter Long, of Shenandoah, Mrs. Merica, of Southern Page and a sister in Norfolk.
Mrs. Harris was a consistent member of the Methodist Church. Her funeral was conducted from the Alma Lutheran Church on Sunday, with her pastor, Rev. J.E. Hodges, assisted by Rev. W.J. Whitesell and Eld. J.B. Jenkins, in charge. Burial in the Alma cemetery.
MRS. SID HARRIS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 3 Apr 1934
DEATH OF MRS. FLATER HARRIS
Mrs. Sid Harris, age 82, widow of Flater Harris, deceased, died on Saturday morning at the home of her son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Gray, near the Rock House... Mrs. Harris leaves two children, Mrs. Gray, at whose home she died and Bishop Harris of Jordan Hollow. She was a sister of James, Robert and Lester Jenkins and Mrs. Adolphus Cave, all living near Stanley. Charles and Reuben Jenkins of Stanley, both deceased, were brothers. The funeral was held at the Rock House on Sunday with services by Rev. P.E. Shultz, Episcopal rector, with interment in the family graveyard nearby.
MRS. MARY HEISTON
Page News & Courier, Friday 27 Apr 1934
DEATH OF MRS. MARY HEISTON
Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon, April 21, for Mrs. Mary E. Heiston, of Haddon Heights, N.J., who died suddenly at her home, 1927 Sycamore Street... Death was caused by a heart attack.
Mrs. Mary Heiston, whose maiden name was Miss Mary Smelser, was born at Compton, Va., 57 years ago. She had lived in Haddon Heights for two years and previously in Mt. Ephraim. Besides Mr. Heiston, she is survived by five children- Mrs. George Janice, of Lynn, Mass.; Stewart, Jr., at home; William Heiston, of Paulsboro, N.J.; Miss Dorothy Heiston, of Camden, and Mrs. Charles Finter, also of Camden. There are also a brother and two sisters- J.N. Smelser, of Compton, Va., and Mrs. C.L. Shenk and Mrs. J.J. Moyer, of Luray, Va.
The Rev. Albert H. Allen, pastor of the North Mount M.E. church, Mt. Ephraim, of which Mrs. Heiston was a member, officiated. Burial was in the Harleigh cemetery, Camden, N.J...
MRS. DORA HENDERSON
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 8 Aug 1939
Death of Mrs. Dora Henderson
Mrs. Will (Dora) Henderson, aged 67 years, passed away in the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday, August 5, after an illness of several weeks. Death was attributed to diabetes. Mrs. Henderson is the daughter of the late John Bill Phillips, of Alma, this county. She had been a resident of Baltimore for a number of years. Her husband and a number of children survive.
The body was brought to Alma on Monday where services were held at Graves Chapel at 1 p.m., by Eld. J.B. Jenkins and the Rev. W.J. Whitesell. Interment took place in the church cemetery.
MRS. MARGARET HENSLEY
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Jun 1938
Wife of Solomon J. Hensley- 78 Years Old- Funeral Today, Friday, 2 P.M.
Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Hensley, wife of Solomon J. Hensley and a well known resident of Elkton, died Wednesday morning at 5:50 at her home west of Elkton following an illness of several weeks. She was 78 years old.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one brother, Andrew Shifflett and the following children: Mrs. G.M. Lam, Mrs. H.V. Longley, Ashby Hensley, and James R. Hensley, all of Elkton; Mrs. F.F. Burke and Samuel Hensley, of Grottoes; and Mrs. Frank Kiblinger, of Stanley. She is also survived by 23 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday (today) at 2 o'clock from her late home. Services will be conducted by her pastor, Rev. W.H. Smith. Burial will be in Elkton Cemetery...
LUTHER R. HENRY
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Jan 1939
Luther R. Henry, Native of Page, Dies In Woodstock
Luther R. Henry, well known Shenandoah County citizen, died on Saturday, Jan. 14, 1939, at the home of his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Seal, east of Woodstock, where he had been tenderly cared for during the last several weeks. Mr. Henry was born in Page County sixty-eight years ago last November thirtieth.
Coming to Shenandoah County years ago he was employed on the Laurel Hill Farm and during the World War was placed in charge of the Power Plant of the Shenandoah Valley Light and Power Company which was established by Messrs. W. S. French and H.B. Chapman and which is now part of the Virginia Public Service Company.
... At his home, Mountain Cottage, he frequently entertained large numbers of friends...
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. John A.G. Clem, of Detrick, Va., Mrs. Charles Seal and Mrs. W.O. Seal, of near Woodstock, one brother, Fred Henry, of Luray, Va., and a large number of nephews and nieces.
Funeral services were conducted by his pastor, the Rev. F.H. Strieby, in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Seal on Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock...- Woodstock Herald, Jan. 20th.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 10 Feb 1931
DEATH OF SAMUEL HIGGS
Samuel Higgs, an old and highly respected citizen, died at 1 p.m, on Friday at the home of his son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Perry Foltz, at Newport, where he had been making his home. Mr. Higgs was not far from his 81st birthday and was feeble from old age, death being due to a failure of the vital forces. His wife who was a daughter of James Foltz, died eight or ten years ago. His surviving children are Mrs. William Seekford, of Alma, Mrs. Ally Wilson, of Newport, Mrs. Annie Bazzell, of Rockingham county, Mrs. Bessie Cousins, of Oakland, Ill., John Higgs of Newport and Amos Higgs of Naked Creek. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Foltz, of Newport and Mrs. Flora Shaw, of Pittsburgh.
Mr. Higgs was a man of upright character and was a highly valued citizen and neighbor. The funeral was held at the Brethren church at Newport at 11 a.m., on Sunday with interment in the Newport cemetery. Eld. Ernest Cave, of Shenandoah conducted the services.
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Jan 1937
C.H. Hilliard, Page County’s oldest citizen, died at his home in Honey Run Hollow about three o’clock Wednesday morning after an illness of several months. Mr. Hilliard, who was in his ninety-fourth year, has been one of the most active and remarkable men Page County has ever had. He has been married five times, and has outlived four of his wives. As a young man he fought through the Civil War, and had a record of remarkable bravery. All his life Mr. Hilliard has lived very actively. For many years he hauled extract wood across the Blue Ridge Mountains, through all kinds of weather conditions, and of times sleeping out in the open under the stars whenever he happened to stop on account of darkness. Up to a few months ago, he put in a full day’s work on his farm every day… The greater part of Page County’s history has transpired during the life of Mr. Hilliard and he has not only observed all its important events first hand- he has taken an active part in most of them. He helped build the famous old Gordonsville Turnpike; and afterwards hauled over it for many years. He helped to keep Page County’s fair name spotless throughout the Civil War. He put his shoulder to the wheel during the dark days of Reconstruction and helped effect the black scars of battle from her fertile fields. He helped to clear hundreds of acres of new ground and woodlands, and changed much of Page County’s waste land into productive acres. He helped to put through the Shenandoah Valley Railroad, later the Norfolk and Western…
Mr. Hilliard leaves six to mourn his passing, his wife, Mrs. C.R. Hilliard, children, namely, W.J. Hilliard, Jacob Hilliard, Samuel Hilliard, John Hilliard, G.B. Hilliard, and Frank Hilliard; also, fifty-one grandchildren, and sixty-two great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held (today) Friday, at two o’clock, in Leak’s Chapel Cemetery.
MRS. EVA PEARL HILLIARD
Page News & Courier, Friday 16 Nov 1934
DEATH OF MRS. HARRY HILLIARD
Mrs. Eva Pearl Hilliard died at her home near Honeyville Thursday about 8:30 a.m. from complication of diseases. Age 29 years, 4 months and 11 days. She was the daughter of Lester Dinges of Leaksville. Her mother was Miss Fannie Painter of near Stanley, now deceased. She is survived by her husband and one daughter age nine years. Five half sisters and one half brother. The funeral was held at the Leaksville Christian Church by Rev. J.W. Henderson with interment in the cemetery nearby.
GARLAND JUNIOR HILLIARD
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Apr 1938
Death Hear Stanley
Garland Junior Hilliard, age 2 years, 1 month and 10 days, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Garland Hilliard, died in the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Harrisonburg, Va., Tuesday morning, March 29. Death was due to scalds which later caused inflammation of the left side. Little Junior fell across a bucket of hot water which his mother had dipped up to do her washing... He is survived by his father, mother, one brother, Vincent, aged 7, two sisters, Peggy, age 5, and Josephine, age 4.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 in the Adventist Church, near Stanley, conducted by Eld. J.B. Jenkins. Interment was in the Adventist Cemetery.
MRS. JANIE HILLIARD
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Jan 1932
DEATH OF MRS. JANIE HILLIARD
Shenandoah, Va., Jan. 8- Mrs. Janie Hilliard, aged 76 years, widow of the late Chris Hilliard, died at her home near Ingham at 11:30 p.m., Tuesday. She is survived by the following children: James A. and J.B. (Bud) Hilliard and Mrs. Minnie Monroe, of Ingham, H.J., of Luray, John S., of Front Royal and Mrs. Will Thomas. The funeral was held at the home with interment in the McAllister Cemetery, Thursday afternoon when the body was laid to rest by the side of her husband... She was a Miss McAllister before marriage...
Mrs. Hilliard's funeral was conducted by Rev. G.H. Easley and Eld. John Henderson from the Steam Hollow Episcopal church.
JOHN C. HILLIARDS
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 Mar 1939
Death of Large Landowner In Marksville District
John Hilliards, Aged About 68, Victim of Double Pneumonia
John C. Hilliards, residing about a mile South of Stanley, died on Tuesday, March 18th, after a several weeks illness culminating in double pneumonia.
Mr. Hilliards was perhaps one of the largest landowners in his section and by thrift and integrity had accumulated a large amount of land as well as personal property.
The deceased was a member and faithful attendant of The Brethren Church...
Mr. Hilliards, who was 68 years of age, is a native of Page County and had resided practically all his life in the immediate section where his last days were spent.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carrie Cubbage Hilliards, daughter of the late Jim Henry Cubbage, of Marksville District and the following children: Raymond Hilliards, Garland Hilliards, Johnnie Hilliards, of Stanley; Mrs. I.N. (Iva) Lucas, Shenandoah; Mrs. B.C. (Mabel) Seal, Elkton, and Mrs. I.D. (Alice) Lumsden, at home.
He is also survived by eleven grandchildren and the following brothers:- Bud and Sam Hilliards, of Stanley, and Will Hilliards, of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., and the following half brothers, Frank Hilliards, of Stanley, and Jacob Hilliards, of Shenandoah Junction.
He was a member of Leak's Chapel Brethren Church for 29 years.
... His funeral was conducted at Leak's Chapel Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. J.W. Foster, of Bridgewater in charge of the services...
MRS. MELVA HILLIARDS
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 May 1931
DEATH OF MRS. OLIVR HILLIARDS
Mrs. Melva Hilliards, age 22, widow of Oliver Hilliards, who resided with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Solon Nauman, near Stanley, was taken to the Harrisonburg hospital on Monday and died in the early afternoon on Tuesday following an operation for an internal trouble...
Mrs. Hilliards is survived by her parents and an infant son aged 3 years and an infant daughter aged 2 years. She also leaves two sisters Mrs. Pauline Stillwell and Miss Elsie Nauman, of Stanley. Her husband, Oliver Nauman, who died two years was a son of W.J. Hilliards, of near Charles Town, W.Va., formerly of this county. She belonged to the faith held by the worshippers at Hilliards Chapel, where her funeral was conducted yesterday by Eld. George Stanley, of Shenandoah with interment in the Martin Lucas graveyard near Ingham.
BASIL E. HINTON
Page News & Courier, Friday 21 Jul 1939
The Passing Of Basil E. Hinton
This community was shocked yesterday when it was learned that Basil E. Hinton had passed away in the University Hospital at an early hour in the afternoon... His death was attributed to pneumonia brought on from an undetermined origin.
Basil Hinton, aged 32 years and 7 months, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Hinton, northwest of Luray. He assisted his father in farming for a number of years and about four years ago moved to the Hinton farm north of Luray, formerly the Avis Roudabush place, where he had since been doing extensive farming...
In May 1930 he married Miss Elizabeth Skelton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.T. Skelton, of near Spring Farm.
Besides his wife and his parents, Mr. Hinton is survived by the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Oscar Echard, of Hagerstown, Md.; Mrs. Fred Gochenour, and Mrs. Howard Dinges, of Luray; Walter Hinton, of Coatesville, Pennsylvania; Lloyd Hinton, of Baltimore, Maryland; Elmer Hinton and Grover Hinton, of Luray.
The funeral will be held from the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with his pastor, the Rev. A.J. Caricofe, in charge of the services. Interment will take place in the Mt. Zion cemetery.
MRS. BERTHA HOAK
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 26 May 1931
DEATH OF MRS. VICTOR HOAK
Mrs. Bertha Hoak, wife of Victor Hoak, of Fairview, East of Luray, died at 9:30 p.m., on Friday at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, aged 53 years, 3 months and 13 days. Mrs. Hoak who had not been a strong woman for years had an attack of pneumonia several months ago. This attack left her in an enfeebled condition. About two weeks ago she was taken to the hospital on account of an accumulation of fluid on the affected lung and various serious complications.
Mrs. Hoak was a daughter of the late David and Mrs. Phoebe Kibler Rowe, of Fairview, her mother having been a sister of Lewis C. Kibler, deceased, of Kimball. She is survived by three brothers, Clifford Rowe, of Fairview, James J. Rowe, of Prince William county, Va., and Gilbert Rowe, of Columbiana, O. Five married sisters are deceased; Mrs. J.A. Racer, Mrs. Joseph Racer, Mrs. J.I. Wilt, Mrs. Lemuel Bywaters and Mrs. Daisy Brown. She leaves a devoted family consisting of her husband and the following children: David, Emmett, Gilbert, Leona, Velda, Robert, and Charles Hoak, Mrs. Bertie Dinges and Mrs. Sallie Foster. Several children are deceased. She was a member of Antioch Disciples church and was a woman of pronounced Christian character…
The funeral was held at 3 p.m., on Sunday, Rev. G.H. Easley officiating with interment in the Rowe graveyard.
MRS. FRIEDA HOCKMAN
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 Nov 1934
DEATH OF MRS. HOCKMAN
Mrs. Frieda Seal Hockman, 28 died at her home at Linden, Warren county, last Thursday. She was the wife of Jesse Hockman, an employee of the Piedmont Orchard Co., at Linden. Mrs. Hockman's death resulted from a complication of diseases.
She was born in Page county on October 28, 1906, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Seal, who moved to Shenandoah county and now lives on the Bowman farm east of Woodstock. Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by the following children, the oldest of whom is eight years of age: Jesse Jr., Charles William, Dorothy, Eldridge and Ellen Rebecca.
She is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Russell Hollar, Mrs. John Hollingsworth of Woodstock; Mrs. Wilbert Hoffman, Strasburg, Mrs. Wilbur Fisher, Maurertown, Miss John Seal, Earl Seal, Davis Seal and Lee Seal at home.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 15 Jan 1935
DEATH OF INFANT
Bruce Lee Housden, infant son, of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Lee Housden was buried in the Pine Grove section in the Thomas Bailey graveyard, Wednesday morning, January 9th.
The father is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernie Housden now living between Honeyville and Ingham near the Koontz Mill. The mother is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bailey. Mr. Bailey for the past 15 years has been one of the efficient Rural Mail carriers from Luray. The mother and father of the deceased child make their home on the Bailey farm. The father with his father is a painter by trade… We sympathize with these young parents in the loss of their first and only child.
EDWARD C. HOUSDEN
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Apr 1937
Death of Edward C. Housden
Edward C. Housden, aged 60 years, who lived on the former Isaac Kite place, two miles south of Honeyville, died at his home Friday night, April 16, after a second stroke of paralysis. The deceased was a son of the late Perry Housden and was a hard worker, thrifty and had acquired two good farms. He was a kind father and good neighbor. His wife, who was the daughter of Harris Housden, preceded him in death about five years.
He is survived by the following children: Willie Housden, at home; Mrs. Pres Rexrode, of Shenandoah; Misses Maude and Daisy, at home, and Mrs. Mamie Comer, of Honey Run. Several brothers also survive.
The funeral was held from the home on Sunday with the Rev. E.L. Cave, of the Brethren Church in charge of the services. Mr. Housden had been a member of the Brethren Church for over forty years.
Page News & Courier, Friday 30 Oct 1931
DEATH OF PERRY HOUSDEN IN 87TH YEAR
Perry Housden, a respected old citizen living a mile and a half south of Honeyville, who has been feeble for a number of years on account of old age, died Monday at the age of 86, following a stroke of paralysis a few days before. Mr. Housden was a thrifty citizen who had amassed a good deal of property during his long life. Other members of his generation including his brother, Harrison Housden, are dead.
Mr. Housden is survived by a widow who was Mrs. Annie Price, a sister of Early, James and Mack Alger. His first wife who has been dead for years, was Mrs. Mary Lucas. The surviving children by the first marriage are Edward Housden and Mrs. Bent Dovel of Ingham, Mrs. Mann Shifflett, of Honeyville, Mrs. Will Dovel, of near Winchester, and Mrs. Peter Cubbage, Mrs. Hubert Cubbage and Mrs. Ham Cubbage, of Cubbage Hollow. One daughter, Mrs. John Wright, is dead.
The surviving children of the last marriage are Mrs. Willie Good and Misses Johnnie and Rachel Houser, of Honeyville. Mr. Houser was a member of the Brethren church for a number of years. The funeral which was held on Wednesday was conducted by Eld. John B. Jenkins.
MRS. VIRINDA HOUSDEN
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 7 Jun 1932
DEATH OF MRS. VIRINDA HOUSDEN
Mrs. Virinda Housden, aged 58, wife of Edward Housden, living on the Isaac Kite place, near Ingham, died at 1 p.m., on Saturday. She was paralyzed a few days before the end but had been in poor health for some time. Mrs. Housden was a member of the Baptist church... She is survived by her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Daisy Lucas, Mrs. Carrie Rexrode and Misses Mamie and Maude Housden, and by one son, Willie Housden. She was a daughter of the late Harrison Housden. Mrs. Laura Turner is her sister. The funeral which was held at Leak's Chapel on Monday was conducted by Rev. Ernest L. Cave with burial on the old home place.
MRS. ELIZA ANN HUFFMAN
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 14 Aug 1934
Death of Mrs. Huffman
Mrs. Eliza Ann Huffman, an aged and respected lady, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bettie Hockman, in Rileyville, this county, on Saturday morning, following a protracted illness...
Her husband, the late Elder J.B.F. Huffman, a well-known minister of the Brethrn church has been dead a little more than two years. He was one of the outstanding ministers of his denomination in Page county and for many years was one of the pillars of Mount Zion Brethren church, three miles south of Luray.
The building of the Brethren church at Rileyville is due in large part to the efforts of Elder Huffman who gave liberally of his means and moral support...
Mrs. Huffman was a daughter of the late Noah Foltz, a well-known citizen of Newport neighborhood, this county, where she was born. Elder Huffman and wife had lived in the Jeremy's Run Valley not far from Rileyville for many years. Working hand in hand, the couple wrought one of the finest farms in Page county out of lands that at one time were worth far less than the Huffman estate and its surroundings at this time.
Her surviving children are John W. and Amos L. Huffman, of Rileyville; S.A.J. Huffman, of Harrisonburg; W.H. Huffman, of Bridgewater; Mrs. Bettie E. Hockman, of Rileyville; Mrs. C.G. Bumgardner, of Front Royal, and Mrs. M.L. Armentrout, of Bethesda, Md. One daughter, Mrs. Newton Heiston, has been dead a number of years.
She is survived by the following sisters and brothers, A.J. and Grant Foltz of Oakland, Ill.; Mrs. Jennie Wilson, Mrs. Charles S. Huffman, on the Hawksbill and Mrs. Bettie Louderback, of Newport; and 27 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
She had been a member of the Brethren church for the last sixty years...
Her funeral services were conducted at the Rileyville Brethren church on Sunday by her pastor, Rev. A.J. Caricofe, the interment later taking place at Mt. Zion Brethren church by the side of her husband...
ELD. J.B.F. HUFFMAN
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 19 Jan 1932
ELD. BENJ. HUFFMAN DIES NEAR RILEYVILLE
Eld. J.B.F. Huffman, ninety-three year old Brethren minister, died at his home near Rileyville, at 11:20 p.m., on Friday. Till Wednesday of last week the aged veteran of the Cross was active and cheerful...
... he was a rather frequent figure on the streets of Luray, greeting his fellow citizens with a cherry salutation and with aheary handshake... He was a temperate man in all things. An absolute abstainer from tobacco he lost but few opportunities to admonish his juniors as to the injurious effects of the weed...
Mr. Huffman leaves an aged widow, eighty-three years old, who has been an invalid and confined to her wheel chair for several years. For the last seventeen months Mr. and Mrs. John A. Miller have lived with the old couple, Mrs. Miller being their granddaughter. Their son, Amos Huffman and family have lived close by them since leaving the parental roof. At the old home in Jeremy's Run Valley...
Eld. Huffman is survived by his widow: four sons, John W. and Amos L., of Rileyville; Samuel, of near Harrisonburg, and William H. of near Bridgewater; three daughters, Mrs. Bettie Hockman, widow of A.B. Hockman, of Rileyville, Mrs. Charles G. Bumgardner, of Front Royal, and Mrs. Mattie Armentrout, of Washington, D.C. One daughter, Mrs. Newton Heiston, Rileyville, is dead. The happy and congenial wedded life of Eld. and Mrs. Huffman last for sixty-seven years...
For fifty years or more Mr. Huffman had been a useful minister of the Brethren church. He did not preach as frequently as many of the brethren... He was a successful farmer, and a safe business man... Almost altogether a self-made man, he acquired a large and productive farm and the other means of a comfortable livelihood and did much for his children during his life-time.
Born Oct. 1, 1838, at the old Huffman home on the Hawksbill, south of Luray, occupied now by his nephew, Vernon Huffman, Eld. Ben Huffman was a son of Eld. John Huffman, one of the early Brethren ministers of the county and co-laborer of Eld. Nathan Spitler. His mother was Nancy Lionberger, of the Hawksbill. With the passing of Eld. Benjamin Huffman, all of the children of John and Nancy Huffman are dead. Charles S., who lives at the ancestral home on the Hawksbill was of a stature as lofty as Eld. Benjamin Huffman, was the next to the last to die. The family consisted of Jacob Huffman, of Tenth Legion, David A., of Grove Hill; Joseph M., and J.B.F., of Rileyville; Charles S., of the Hawksbill, and Mrs. Isaac Beaver, of Kansas. Three of these Huffman brothers- David A., J.B.F., and Charles S., married daughters of Noah Foltz, of Newport. In their early married life, Eld. and Mrs. Huffman lived on the Snyder place near Stanley. Later they resided for a time at The Locusts, the Biedler homestead. About forty years ago they bought their place near Rileyville...
There was a short funeral services at Rileyville Sunday morning with a longer service at Mt. Zion, South of Luray, where the burial took place in the afternoon. Rev. A.J. Caricofe and Eld. D.N. Spitler conducted the services...
MRS. MARY ANN JOSEPHINE HUFFMAN
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 19 May 1931
MRS. F.M. HUFFMAN DIES IN THE WEST
Mary Ann Josephine, daughter of James W. and Louisa Good was born at Newport, Va., Oct. 25, 1851 and departed this life May 3, 1931. While she was still ac hild her family moved to Rileyville, Va., and there she grew to womanhood. In Nov. 1874 she was united in marriage with F.M. Huffman. To this union there were born seven children, viz; W.O. and F.P. Huffman, of Gettysburg, South Dakota; J. Lloyd Huffman, of Highwood, Montana, and Mrs. Mabel Hodges and R.M. Huffman, of Stanford, Montana. Two step daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Nauman, of Corning, Mo., and Mrs. Rena Nauman, of Craig, Mo., survives Mrs. Huffman. A daughter, Mrs. Nellie Dunbar and an infant son, preceded their mother in death.
During the minister of that godly pastor, Rev. L.R. Milbourne, she united with the Baptist Church...
In 1900 the Huffman family moved to Missouri and settled near New Liberty. They immediately united with the Baptist church there... In 1910 they moved to Mound City...
Several years ago her health began to fail, but her faith stayed on her Heavenly Father...
She leaves three brothers; James B. Good, of Washington, D.C.; H.J. and R.L. Good, of Rileyville, this county; and one sister, Mrs. Mattie Fristoe, of Bentonville, Va.
Her funeral was preached in the Baptist church at Mound City by her pastor, Rev. Burke and her body laid to rest in the New Liberty cemetery.
MRS. LILLIE HUTCHINSON
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Nov 1932
DEATH OF MRS. JOHN A. HUTCHINSON
Stanley, Va. Nov. 2- At Stanley, Va., on Nov. 1, Mrs. Lillie Hutchinson breathed her last. She was a daughter of Asher M. and Sarah Kibler and was born near Luray, August 13, 1857, being aged 75 years, 2 months and 18 days.
Forty-nine years ago last February she was married to John A. Hutchinson, who is the son of Philip and Clarinda Hutchinson. To this union was born one son, Harry H., who lives at home...
Mrs. Hutchinson leaves two sisters, Mrs. S.V. Viands, of Shenandoah, Va., and Mrs. J.H. Wolfersberger, of Stanley, Va., two brothers, James T. Kibler, of Grottoes, Va., and Daniel L. of Quanah, Tex., the latter being in bad health for several years. One brother, F. Sumpter Kibler, well known as Commissioner of the Revenue of this county, preceded her about 12 years ago.
Mrs. Hutchinson has been a member of Antioch Disciples church since a girl...
A brief service was conducted in the home by her pastor, Rev. F.A. Blosser, at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, with interment following in Graves Chapel cemetery...
MRS. LAVINA “SIS” KITE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 1 Feb 1938
Death of Aged Lady of Leaksville
Mrs. Jacob (Lavina) and more familiarly and affectionately known as”Sis” Huffman Kite died at her home in Leaksville on Friday morning of last week, after a lingering illness. Death was due to the infirmities of age. Mrs. Kite, who was 85 years, 3 months, and 25 days old was a daughter of the late Isaac and Rachael Huffman and had spent practically all her life in that neighborhood.
She is survived by a daughter Mrs. Willie (Eula) Huffman at home and the following step-children: John Kite, of Leaksville; Mrs. Victoria Kite, Nebraska; Mrs. Emma Griffith, Missouri and Mrs. Cassie Kite, of Craig, Mo. She is also survived by the following brothers: Joseph Huffman, of Leaksville, Frank Huffman, Marksville and Walter Huffman, of Long, and three sisters: Mrs. Chas. Sours, of Leaksville, Mrs. Thomas Dovel, and Ellen and a brother, Hubert, is deceased.
She was a consistent member of the Leaksville Christian Church for many years and was always found at her place of worship when her health permitted. Her funeral was held from that edifice Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock by her pastor the Rev. W.J. Andes assisted by her neighbor and friend, Elder J.B. Jenkins. Interment was in the church cemetery.
MRS SIS HURT
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 26 May 1931
DEATH OF MRS. WASH HURT
Mrs. Sis Hurt, age 68 years and 13 days, wife of Wash Hurt, residing on Lester L. Biedler’s place, near Marksville, died Saturday evening. Mrs. Hurt was making up bread when she was stricken with an attack resembling apoplexy and died almost instantly. She was as well as usual on the day of her death.
Mrs. Hurt was a daughter of Sidney Breeden, deceased, of the Blue Ridge. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Carther Aleshire, south of Luray, two brothers, Joe Breeden and Juddy Breeden, both of near Stanley. She was a member of the Brethren church for twenty years and was highly esteemed. The funeral at Leak’s Chapel at 3 p.m., on Sunday was conducted by Rev. Hubert F. Sours, with burial in the graveyard at the Chapel.
MRS. PAMILY ISLEY (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 6 Feb 1931
MRS. ISLEY NATIVE OF PAGE, DIES IN MISSOURI
Mrs. Pamily Comer Isley, age 64, of Fairfax, Mo., a native of this county, and an aunt of Mrs. R.C. Broyles and Mrs. B.F. Jenkins, of Luray, and with a host of other relatives in this county, died on January 27th, according to information just received by relatives here. She had been in ill health for some time, death occurring while she was on the operating table in the hospital.
Mrs. Isley was the last survivor of a large family of children including Mrs. John M. Woodward and Mrs. Joseph Cave, of Ida, this county, Mrs. W.H. Corbin, of Hamburg, near Luray, Mrs. Frank Kite, of Colorado, Mrs. Sarah Shenaman, of Nebraska, Miss Caroline Comer, of Columbus, O., and Joseph, John and Henry Comer, of Missouri. She was raised by Dr. and Mrs. John F. Long, of near Luray. Going West forty-odd years ago to visit her brothers and sisters, she met her future husband, William Isley. This gentleman, a prominent farmer and stockman survives her with a married daughter and son, both living in Missouri… Mrs. Isley belonged to the Old School Baptist church. She was buried at Fairfax, Mo.
MRS. PAMILY ISLEY (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 20 Feb 1931
NATIVE OF LURAY DIES IN MO.
Mrs. Pamily J. Comer, was born in Luray, Va., Oct. 22, 1866. She came to Holt county, Missouri in 1887. She was united in marriage September 8, 1891 to William Isley, moving immediately to Atchison county, to a farm owned by her husband, where she resided continuously with the exception of a few years in Mound City, until her death. To this union two children were born, William F. Isley, of Fairfax and Mrs. Wilbery Cradit, of Cottonwood Falls, Kansas.
She united with the Baptist church at Walkup’s Grove, 1897, moved her member ship to Mound City Baptist church in 1907, where she was a member at the time of her death…
Mrs. Isley had been in failing health for many years, but bore her suffering without complaint. She entered Missouri Methodist hospital at St. Joseph, January 23, 1931, where she passed away at 10:30 a.m. January 27, 1931.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, William Isley, her children, William F. Isley and Mrs. Wilber Cradit, eight grandchildren and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held at the home January 29th, 1931, conducted by Rev. R.R. Burke, pastor of the Mound City Baptist church. Interment was in Sharp’s Grove cemetery.- Holt Co., (Mo.) Newspaper.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 1 Sep 1936
RESPECTED COLORED CITIZEN DIES
George Jeffries, aged about 73 years, died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Isaiah Jenkins in the Cavetown on Saturday. “Uncle” George was widely known among the residents of Luray as he was janitor at the old High School building for many years. He belonged to the old school type of colored folk and was respected by both white and black. He reared a large family. His wife died several years ago. About three weeks ago he feel and broke his leg which probably hastened his passing. He was buried in the Blainesville section.
MRS. BESSIE BLANCHE JENKINS
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 Nov 1939
The Passing of Mrs. J.B. Jenkins
Mrs. Bessie Blanche Jenkins, wife of Elder J.B. Jenkins, of near Leaksville, passed away at her home on Tuesday of this week, November 14, after an illness of several months and declining health for more than a year.
Mrs. Jenkins, who was 64 years of age, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Dovel, deceased, of this county, and has been a resident of the Alma section for many years. Her mother was Miss Sarah J. Somers, of Rockingham County.
For thirty-nine years she has been a member of the Old School Baptist Church being baptized by the late Elder John R. Dailey. She was among the oldest and most active members of her church.
Elder and Mrs. Jenkins united in marriage in the year 1899 and the Elder Jenkins survives with the following children: Harry Jenkins and Carl Jenkins, of Stanley, and Earl Jenkins, of Washington, D.C., and the following brothers and sisters: W.E. Dovel, Allentown, Pa.; Fred Dovel, Stephens City; and Mrs. J.B. Gochenour, of Leaksville, Frank Dovel, Mrs. W.B. Stearn, Mrs. W.E. Deal and Mrs. J.E. Dovel, brothers and sisters, are deceased.
Elder J.B. Jenkins is widely known in this and adjoining counties and at present has charge of churches in Washington, D.C.; Upperville, Fauquier County and Mill Creek and Alma, this county.
The last rites for Mrs. Jenkins will be held today, Friday, at 11 a.m., from the Alma Lutheran Church with Eldr R.H. Pittman in charge of the services. Interment will take place in the church cemetery.
MRS. BEULAH JENKINS (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Mar 1939
Death of Mrs. Jenkins Near Pine Grove
Mrs. Claude (Beulah) Jenkins, of near Pine Grove, aged about 33 years, died on Tuesday after a lingering illness. She had taken treatment at the University hospital, but she did not respond to the treatment.
Her funeral was held Thursday at 2 p.m., with Eld. A.W. Campbell in charge.
She is survived by her husband and several children and a number of brothers and sisters.
A detailed account will be published in our next issue.
MRS. BEULAH JENKINS (II)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 7 Mar 1939
The Passing of Mrs. Beulah Blanche Jenkins
Mrs. Beulah Blanche Jenkins, born July 18, 1905, died at her home near Pine Grove on Tuesday, February 28 at the age of 33 years, 7 months and 10 days...
She is survived by four children, Betty, May, Roy and Garland, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira A. Gray, five sisters, Mrs. George Pettit, Pine Grove; Mrs. Claude Gray, Martinsburg, W.Va.; Mrs. Floyd Mayes, Waynesboro; Mrs. Rudolph Blakemore, of Stanley, and Mrs. Albert Painter, of Pine Grove. Two brothers, Harry Gray, of Pine Grove, and Raymond Gray, of Waynesboro, also survive. Her husband has been dead several years.
The funeral was held last Thursday at 2 p.m. with Elder A.W. Campbell assisted by Rev. Brownell, Episcopal Rector of Green County...
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 May 1935
Woodville Citizen Dies By Own Hand
Ellis Jenkins a 35-year-old citizen of Woodville Virginia blew his head off with a short gun about six o’clock Wednesday evening. It is said that Jenkins has been in failing health for sometime and that his family had been advised by medical authority to enter him in a sanitarium for treatment. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Jenkins, of Woodville.
Jenkins married Miss Virginia Butler, daughter of Mt. and Mrs. Will Butler of near Woodville. Five small children survive him, the youngest being only four months. The family lived on a rented farm belonging to Mrs. Holmes Hall. A sad feature is that the mother is in failing health and the small children depend upon their aged grandparents for their sole support.
ELMER E. JENKINS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 25 Jul 1939
Elmer E. Jenkins, 41, of 2927 West Marshall Street, Richmond, Virginia, was crushed to death Friday afternoon, July 21, when the body of a dump truck he was repairing fell on him at the Baker Equipment Engineering Company at Summit and Norfolk Streets. Officials of the Company said Mr. Jenkins had raised the body of the truck to repair the lifting equipment when suddenly it gave way, pinning him between the chassis and the body.
He was taken to the Johnston-Willis Hospital, but physicians pronounced him dead on arrival as the results of a broken neck and hother injuries. Mr. Jenkins, who has been employed by the concern for a number of years, was married three weeks ago.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ada Jenkins,a step-daughter, Helen Callahan, his mother, Mrs. Jacob C. Jenkins, of Luray, Va., and five sisters, Mrs. Ira Naugle, of Detroit, Michigan; Mrs. Rosie Cave, Mrs. Mary Cave, Mrs. Lillie Woodward, Mrs. Eunice Short, all of Luray and three brothers: Lee, Emory and Maurice Jenkins, of Luray.
... the funeral which was held on Sunday at 3:30 o'clock at the Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Home in Richmond...
FANNIE C. JENKINS
Page News & Courier, Friday 27 Mar 1931
DEATH OF MRS. FANNIE C. JENKINS
Rileyville, Va., March 25.- Mrs. Fannie C. Jenkins, aged 69 years and 5 days, formerly of Rileyville, Page county, died of complication of diseases at her home near Gordonsville, Va., on Saturday, March 14, 1931.
Mrs. Jenkins was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Walker, deceased, of Rileyville.
She leaves five children, two daughters, Mrs. James F. Deavers and Mrs. Earl Abbott, of Gordonsville, and three sons, Stirley and Lowey, of Charles Town, W.Va., and Cleveland, of Gordonsville. She also leaves two sisters and one brother of Rileyville.
Mrs. Jenkins had been a faithful member of the Seventh Day Adventist church for forty years.
Eld. Smith, of New Market, pastor of the Mt. Zion Adventist church conducted the funeral and the body was put to rest in the Mt. View cemetery.
FRANCIS MARION JENKINS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 21 Nov 1939
Prominent Farmer of Springfield District Expires After Long Illness
Francis Marion Jenkins, aged 57 years, died at his home near Oak Hill at an early hour on Sunday morning after an extended illness.
Mr. Jenkins a number of years ago was manager of the C.S. Landram farm near Rileyville and was considered one of the most successful farmers in this county.
He was the son of the late Francis Marion Jenkins and Annie F. Dadisman Jenkins, deceased. His wife, who survives was Miss Hannah Menefee. The following daughters also survive: Miss Sallie Jenkins, at home and Mrs. John (Annie) Hartley, of Martinsburg, W.Va., and the following brothers and sister: B.R. Jenkins, Leaksville, Charles Jenkins, Hagerstown and Mrs. Dave Coffman, Hagerstown. "Frank" Jenkins was known for his honesty...
The funeral was held today (Tuesday) at 11:00 a.m. from Beahm's Chapel with the Revs. F.T. Fulcher and W.J. Whitesell in charge. Interment in the church cemetery.
HERBERT CASPER JENKINS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 18 Jul 1939
Death of Herbert Casper Jenkins
Herbert C. Jenkins, age 58 years, died early Thursday morning, July 6th, at his home near Estes. Mr. Jenkins had been in bad health for about two years and was under the treatment at the University of Virginia a considerable part of this time.
Mr. Jenkins was a native of Rappahannock County near Woodville and for many years was managing the farm oft he late Mayor S.R. Browning of Culpeper, which is located near Estes. He was a member of the Forest Grove Baptist Church at Viewtown.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ida Jenkins, of Estes, five sons, Gid and John with the U.S. Navy, San Vedro, Calif., Raymond, Elmer and Eugene, of Etes. Three daughters, Mrs. Charlie Cloud, of Sperryville, and Mrs. Marion Spicer, of Laurel Mills, and Miss Pearl Jenkins, of Richmond.
Two brothers, Herbert Jenkins, of Woodville, and Elmer T. Jenkins, of Rixeyville. A sister, Mrs. Luther Jenkins, of Woodville.
The funeral service was in charge of Rev. Charles Clement, the pastor and assisted by Rev. P.H. Chelf, of Flint Hill, which was held on Friday, July 7th, from the Forest Grove Church.
The interment was held in the family section of the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 17 Apr 1931
DEATH OF I. NEWTON JENKINS
I.N. Jenkins, a well-known farmer of near Long, this county, died of uraemic poisioning at the University hospital, Charlottesville, at 3 a.m., on Wednesday. Mr. Jenkins had not been well for a year or more but led an active life until he had an attack of influenza several months ago. After this attack he continued to go around until he went to the hospital on March 31st…
Mr. Jenkins was fifty-seven years of age. He was the son of William Jenkins, deceased, of Long, one sister, Mrs. Hiram J. Dofflemoyer, of Luray, surviving him, and one brother, W.N. Jenkins, of Leaksville, and one sister, Mrs. I.N. Painter, of Stephens City, being dead. In his early life Mr. Jenkins was a fireman on the N.&W. railroad for four or five years. About twenty-two years ago he married Mrs. Essie Rothgeb, widow of William E. Rothgeb, of Long, and daughter of the late B.F. Long, of Frederick county. This lady survives with two daughters, Mrs. Elmer Burns, of Stanley, and Miss Evelyn Jenkins at home…
The funeral will take place from the home this (Friday) morning at 11 o’clock, with Eld. J.B. Jenkins in charge and interment in the Isaac Huffman graveyard in the same neighborhood…
JACOB C. JENKINS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 1 Mar 1938
Death of Jacob C. Jenkins
Jacob C. Jenkins, son of the late Elizabeth and Henry Jenkins, died at his home in Cavetown, three miles southeast of Luray, on Saturday morning, February 26, at the age of 74 years and one day, after an illness lasting a number of months with heart and kidney trouble… His father met a tragic death in this county during the Civil War.
His widow and who was a daughter of the late Andrew Will Cave, who was the original owner, as far back as can be recalled of the late D.H. Parlett place in Cavetown, and the following children survive: Mrs. T.L. Cave, Mrs. W.L. Woodward, Mrs. Lee Jenkins, Mrs. Roy Cave, Mrs. Eunice Short, and Maurice Jenkins, of Page county; Mrs. Iva Naugel, Detroit, Mich.; Emory Jenkins, Elyria, O.; and Elmer E. Jenkins, of Richmond, Va., all who were present at the funeral.
The deceased was a consistent member of the Mount Zion Brethren, and his funeral will be conducted today (Tuesday) from that edifice at two o’clock with his pastor the Rev. A.J. Caricofe, assisted by H.F. Sours assisting. Interment in Mt. Zion cemetery.
JAMES M. JENKINS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 29 May 1934
DEATH OF JAMES M. JENKINS
James M. Jenkins, 71, died at his home in Middletown, Frederick county, last Thursday night, following a long illness. Mr. Jenkins was born in the Kimball section of Page county, but had been living in the Middletown neighborhood for the last thirty or more years. He has prospered in his adopted county. He is survived by four sons and five daughters and has one sister living in Ohio... the funeral of her brother in Middletown on Sunday. He was a member of the Methodist church... His wife has been dead many years. One son, Carl Jenkins, died in France from pneumonia in 1918. The burial of Mr. Jenkins was attended by his nephew, B.F. Jenkins, of Ida, on Sunday...
JOHN L. JENKINS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 8 Nov 1932
NETHERS MAN FATALLY INJURED BY BIG HOG
John L. Jenkins, prominent farmer of Nethers, Va., died Tuesday night in the University Hospital from internal injuries suffered when he was attacked by a large hog on his farm about ten days ago.
He was 63 years of age and is survived by his widow, who was before her mariage Nan Petty, also one step-son, Bray Hurt, of Nethers. He was the son of the late R. Wesley Jenkins and Ann Rivercomb of Nethers.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 3, from the Bethlehem Methodist Church at Nethers by his pastor, Rev. J.B. Pettus. Mr. Jenkins had been a member of this church for about 20 years- Madison Co. Eagle.
JOHN WILLIAM JENKINS
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Jul 1938
Death of J.W. Jenkins
John William Jenkins, of Stanley, Va., died at the University Hospital at Charlottesville on Wednesday morning at nine o’clock at the age of 67 years. Mr. Jenkins was the son of the late Emanuel Jenkins. At the time of his last illness he was visiting his sister, Mrs. Julia Jarrell, at Orange, Va. He and his wife, who before marriage, was Miss Julia Gray, also of the Stanley neighborhood, had gone to Orange on July 4th. He was taken ill on Thursday and Friday was taken to the hospital where his disease was diagnosed as coronary thrombosis. He leaves the following sisters: Mrs. Julia Jarrell, of Orange, Mrs. Lydia Gilmore, of Orange, Mrs. Tom Bailey and Mrs. Annie Weakley, at Stanley, Mrs. Jennie Gray, near Washington, D.C., and the following children: Mrs. D.E. Taylor, Baltimore, Md., Mrs. H.B. Nauman, Stanley, Mrs. J.C. Frye, Waynesboro, Vernon Jenkins, Waynesboro, Mrs. Gilbert Willingham, Charles Town, West Virginia, and A.D. Jenkins, at Shenandoah. One son, Claude, is deceased.
Mr. Jenkins was a devoted member of the Brethren Church…
His funeral will be conducted from Graves Chapel Saturday at 11 o’clock by Elder A.W. Campbell. Interment will be in the Graves Chapel Cemetery.
MRS. LUCY KATHERINE JENKINS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 19 Feb 1935
DEATH OF MRS. LUCY KATHERINE JENKINS
Mrs. Lucy Katherine Jenkins, aged 82, widow of Francis Jenkins died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sam Judd about one mile north of Kimball, Friday afternoon. Mrs. Jenkins has been in declining health for a number of years. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Mervin Bradley, Mrs. Sam Judd, Mrs. Sam Grandstaff and Clarence Jenkins, all of this county. One brother, Polk Atkins, the last of the family, also survives. She was a daughter of the late Harry Atkins of the Thornton’s Gap neighborhood. One brother, George Atkins, of the Ridge, and a sister, Mrs. George Woodward, of Luray, died a number of years ago. The funeral and interment was held Sunday afternoon at Beahm’s Chapel, Eld. Lewis Hudson of Sperryville conducting the services.
MRS. MARTHA FRANCES JENKINS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 May 1939
Mrs. Martha F. Jenkins
Mrs. Martha Frances Jenkins, widow of Seth Jenkins, of Nethers, died at her home there Thursday afternoon, April 20, after a long period of declining health. Mrs. Jenkins was 80 years of age and was a daughter of Lloyd Dodson and his wife, Mrs. Sallie Fincham Dodson, former residents of Rappahannock county, where she had been born and raised, and was a member of Bethlehem Methodist Church, at Nethers.
She is survived by five daughters: Mrs. Herbert Dodson and Miss Mamie Jenkins, of Nethers; Mrs. Wilbert Lillard and Mrs. Judd Lilliard, of Flint Hill and Mrs. Clarence Berry, of New Baltimore, and one son, Arthur Jenkins, of Culpeper. Four brothers, Lloyd and Ernest Dodson, of Nethers; William Dodson, of Syria, and Luther Dodson, of Winchester, and two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Weakley, of Syria, and Mrs. Homie Dodson, of Leon, a number of grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, also survive.
Funeral services were held on Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, from Bethlehem Methodist Church, with the pastor, Rev. S.G. Cowan, officiating, and interment was in the family burying ground.- Virginia Star, Culpeper, Va.
MARVIN S. JENKINS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 14 Jun 1938
Marvin S. Jenkins, of Sperryville, died at the University Hospital, Charlottesville, on Sunday, June 5, after an illness of several months.
Mr. Jenkins, who was 30 years old, was the son of Mrs. Ethel Peyton Jenkins, and the late James Rosser Jenkins, of Rappahannock county. Besides his mother, he is survived by one brother, James Rosser Jenkins, Jr., of Rappahannock, and three sisters, Mrs. George Deal, of Winchester, Miss Dolly Mildred Jenkins and Miss Sallie Virginia Jenkins, of Peola Mills.
The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, from the residence of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Jenkins, in F.T. Valley, with interment in the family cemetery. The service was conducted by Rev. P. Harris Chelf...
MRS. MARY JENKINS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 8 Jun 1937, new series vol. 25, no. 100, p. 5, col. 2
Death of Mrs. Jenkins
Mrs. Mary Jenkins, 83, died on Sunday morning in a small dwelling house she has been occupying near the home of Philip Jenkins, a relative, in Marksville district. Mrs. Jenkins had been in declining health for a number of years, her death being due to a complication of diseases. She was a hardworking woman, a good neighbor and since the death of her husband, Daniel Jenkins, many years ago, has made an honest living by washing and doing other menial labor. During her life time she has doubtless walked many hundreds of miles in pursuing her work weekly. As long as her health would permit there was no weather too hot nor too cold for what she called work.
She was a daughter of the late John Jones, and was born in the Mauck neighborhood. She is survived by two children- Mrs. Lynn Nichols, of Shenandoah, and Ras Jenkins, a Luray shoemaker. The interment was yesterday in Kite Hollow, not far from where she was born. One brother, Charles L. Jones, of Ida, also survives her.
MRS. MARY KATHERINE JENKINS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 5 Apr 1938
Mrs. Mary Katherine Jenkins Dies Near Alma
Mrs. Mary Katherine Jenkins died at the home of her son, Charles Jenkins, in the Alma neighborhood on Saturday, April 2, after a protracted illness, incident to infirmities of age. The subject of this notice was 67 years of age and is a native of this county. She is survived by one son, Charles. The deceased was a member of the Brethren church for many years. The funeral was held Sunday evening at 2 o’clock at the Alma Lutheran Church, with the Rev. E.L. Cave in charge of the services. Burial in the church graveyard.
MRS. MATTIE JENKINS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 Feb 1932
DEATH OF MRS. MATTIE JENKINS NEAR LEAKSVILLE
Mrs. Mattie Jenkins, aged 53, widow of the late W.N. Jenkins, died at her home near Leaksville, at 8 p.m., on Thursday. While she had been declining very gradually for several years on account of tuberculosis...
Mrs. Jenkins is survived by one son William Jenkins, of Springfield, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Ben McDaniel and Misses Eva and Marie Jenkins, all of the Leaksville neighborhood; one stepdaughter, Mrs. W.L. Printz, of Leaksville, and two step-sons, Samuel Jenkins, of Leaksville, and Garland Jenkins, of Springfield, O. She was a daughter of Eld. Jos. Foster, deceased, of this county. Two brothers, Eld. J.M. Foster, of near Harrisonburg, and Jacob E. Foster, of Luray, and two sisters, Mrs. Kirby Aleshire and Mrs. Emma Mayes, of Luray, survive. Her husband, W.N. Jenkins, a well-known plasterer, died seventeen years ago, after they had been married about twelve years.
A faithful and very active member of the Leaksville Christian church... Her funeral which was held at her beloved church on Saturday was largely attended. The services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. A.W. Andes, assisted by Eld. John B. Jenkins...
PHILIP JENKINS (I)
Page News & Courier, Friday 29 Oct 1937, Vol. 25, no. 100, pg. 1, col. 2
Death of Philip Jenkins
Philip Jenkins, about 74 years of age, died at his home between Ida and the Mauck neighborhood on Tuesday. He had been in ill health for a year or more. His first illness began ten or twelve years ago when he began to suffer excrutiating pains in one of his legs. This finally developed into dropsy, from which he has recently been a great sufferer, being unable for a number of weeks before his death to lie in bed only for short periods of time. His latest malady involved almost his entire body which had swollen to unusual proportions... He had been twice married, his first wife being a daughter of Israel Jenkins and his last wife Miss Sarah Catherine Sisk, daughter of the late Layton Sisk, who for many years lived just over the Page line in Madison county not far from the Hawksvill Head. His children are Mrs. Bessie Buracker, "Son" Jenkins, Newton Jenkins, Mrs. Mattie Berry and Mrs. Mamie Cave, the latter the widow of the late Peter Cave, of Marksville district, this county. In his younger life Mr. Jenkins for many years was a tenant of "Glen Mary" farm, now a part of the Ida Valley Homestead.
The funeral was held on Wednesday by Eld. Walter Strickler, of Luray, with interment in the cemetery near Kiblinger's Store.
PHILIP JENKINS (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Nov 1937, Vol. 25, no. 100, pg. 3, col. 4-5
One of the Old Time Rock Fence Builders Passes
Philip Jenkins, who died at his home near Ida one day last week, many years ago was one of the physcial giants of the county, if reports are true. Years ago he was one of the old time rock fence builders of the county. Many of the rock fences still standing in the neighborhood where Mr. Jenkins lived were built by him and others. One the old Shipe farm- now the home of the Ida Valley Homestead- Mr. Jenkins used to say that when he was a boy he built or assisted in building many of the rock fences still standing, declaring that he carried many of the rocks from the bottoms and creek sides near by- and that some of the stones weighed as much as one hundred pounds. The gist of this story is about as related by Mr. Jenkins years ago. For a quater of a century Mr. Jenkins was a tenant on the Glen Mary farm owned for many years by the late A. Shipe and later by W.C. Saunders, deceased. He had the distinction a few years ago of being the only man in Page county that could out-general agents and surveryors of the United States Government at that time establishing the lines of the Shenandoah National Park. The original line son the western side of the park were planned to take in Mr. Jenkins' small mountain farm. But he (Jenkins) wouldn't have it that way. He had so many parleys and arguments with officials of the government that the latter at last made strange-looking angles in order to placate the verbose Mr. Jenkins. To this day the strange looking angle on the outside of the boundaries of the park is known as "the Jenkins runaround." Mr. Jenkins was 76 instead of 74, as stated by this paper.
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Jun 1932
DEATH OF RUSSELL JENKINS AT HOSPITAL
Russell Jenkins, aged 32 years, a prominent and respected farmer of near Alma, died at the Harrisonburg hospital Wednesday night after a few days illnes...
Mr. Jenkins lived at the home place of his late father, W.A. Jenkins. He leaves a widow who was Miss Alma Hitt, daughter of John Hitt, of Newport, and the following children: Blanche, Shirley, Elizabeth and Ruby, aged from ten down to one year. He is also survived by a number of sisters, including Mrs. Harry Campbell, Mrs. Oscar Rinica, Mrs. Cora Rinehart and Mrs. Ray Courtney. He was a member of the Newport Christian church.
The funeral will take place at the Alma Lutheran at 11 a.m., today with services by Rev. A.L. Boliek.
MRS. RUSSELL JENKINS
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 May 1934
DEATH OF MRS. RUSSELL JENKINS
Mrs. Russell Jenkins, about 35 years of age, died Thursday at her home at Alma following a brief illness from pneumonia. Mrs. Jenkins was a daughter of John Hite, of Newport. Her husband has been dead about two years. The interment will take place at Alma on Saturday, though the hour of burial has not been determined. Four small children survived Mrs. Jenkins...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 13 Mar 1934
SILAS JENKINS DIES NEAR SPERRYVILLE
Silas L. Jenkins, a resident of the F.T. Valley near Sperryville and widely known in that community, died at the University hospital, March 5th, after having been confined to the hospital for about two weeks. He was 72 years of age.
He is survived by four sons Clarence and Dolan Jenkins, of Rappahannock, Gid, of Bealeton, and Carroll, of Culpeper county. There are also two daughters, Mrs. I. Judd and Mrs. Jack Nichols, of Rappahannock, and one sister, Mrs. Sisk Horton, of Rappahannock county.
Funeral services were held from the home on Tuesday afternoon, March 5, conducted by his pastor, Rev. H. Thompson, of Fairfax. Deceased was a member of the Thornton Gao Old School Baptist Church near Sperryville. Interment was made in the family burying ground near his home.
MRS. VIRGIE JENKINS (I)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 7 nov 1939
Mrs. Robert Jenkins died at her home Sunday morning. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Good, near Alma. She leaves her husband and five children to mourn her loss. The family has the sympathy of this neighborhood. Burial will take place today (Tuesday)
MRS. VERGIE JENKINS (II)
Page News & Courier, Friday 10 Nov 1939
Death of Mrs. Robert Jenkins
Mrs. Vergie Jenkins, wife of Robert Jenkins, died at her home near Alma, this County, about 3:00 o’clock on Sunday morning. She had been ill for sometime and had spent several months in a Sanitarium.
She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Good, of near Alma and had spent her entire life in that community.
She was loved by everyone who knew her. She is survived by her parents, her husband, five children, Kirby, Virginia, Neva, Carl and Bobby. Her brother, Henry, died only a few weeks ago. One sister, a Mrs. Painter, died sometime ago. The following brothers and sisters survive: James, Grover, Ernest and John William Good, Mrs. Annie Middleton, and Misses Edna and Martha Jane Good, at home.
She was laid to rest at the Alma Lutheran church cemetery on Tuesday at 11 o’clock, with the Rev. J.E. Tucker in charge of the services.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 5 May 1931
DEATH OF REUBEN JENKINS IN PINE GROVE
Reuben Jenkins, aged about 55, an industrious and respected citizen living in Pine Grove in the Blue Ridge, near Stanley, died Friday night after several months bad health on account of heart trouble. He had been in a very serious condition for several weeks.
Mr. Jenkins’ widow, who was a daughter of Perry Cave, deceased, and the following children survive him: Mrs. Maude Pettit, of Illinois, Mrs. Vernon Knight, of Mauck, Mrs. Carl Pettit, of Pine Grove, and Harry and Guy Pettit, at home. He was a brother of James Robert and Lester Jenkins, of near Stanley. He owned a place in the Park area and was a thrifty small farmer and useful citizen. Recently he had bought property of Delbert Cave out of the Park bounds, which he expected to occupy. He was a consistent and valued member of the Pine Grove Episcopal church. Rev. F.J. Warnecke conducting his funeral.
MRS. WILLARD JENKINS
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 Dec 1938
Young Wife Dies
Mrs. Willard Jenkins died at the Harrisonburg hospital on Tuesday night, Nov. 29. Death was due to a ruptured appendix. She had been a patient at the hospital for several weeks. She was the daughter of Isiah Kite, of Mauck and resided near Kiblinger's Store. The couple have only been married about eight months. The deceased was 18 years, 9 months and 21 days old. The funeral was held at Bethlehem Christian Church at 2 p.m. Thursday. Interment at the Taylor graveyard, above Mauck. The services were in charge of the Rev. Lilly.
WILLIAM A. JENKINS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 28 Jul 1931
DEATH OF WILLIAM A. JENKINS
William A. Jenkins, age 77, died Saturday night at his home at Alma, after two years declining health, the immediate cause of his death being dropsy... He owned a good farm of about 100 acres, near Alma and also acquired the Ira Bumgardner place near Rileyville on which his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Campbell reside. He started with little or nothing amassing what he had by hard licks.
He leaves a widow who was Miss Ida Louderback, daughter of Jacob Louderback, of Honeyville. His surviving children are Russell Jenkins, who lives at the old home place, and Mrs. Harry Campbell, of Rileyville, Mrs. Ray Coatney, of near Alma and Mrs. Cora Rinehart of Battle Creek. He leaves one sister, Mrs. Wesley Aleshire, of Hagerstown, Md.
The funeral will be held at the Alma Lutheran church at 11 a.m., today, (Tuesday).
WILLIAM DOLAN JENKINS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Jan 1939
William Dolan Jenkins
William Dolan Jenkins, the 19-year-old son of the late Haywood Jenkins, of Rappahannock, and Mrs. Evie Jenkins, of Culpeper, died Tuesday morning, January 10, on the Cleveland Compton farm, after a month's illness.
He was buried in the family cemetery near Hawlin on Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. Warren Corbin officiating.... In addition to his parents he is survived by one brother, Charles, and one sister, Mattie Jenkins.- Virginia Star, Culpeper, Va.
WILLIAM H. JENKINS
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Dec 1936
Old Page Citizen Dies at Oakton
William H. Jenkins, aged 77, died at the home of his son, Fred Jenkins, at Oakton, Virginia, on Wednesday morning of this week. He had been in failing health for a year or more and received a stroke of paralysis about a year ago from which he never recovered.
He was born near Luray and was the son of the late Henry Jenkins.
The subject of this notice was one of the pioneer employees of the Luray Tannery and was with that company for 39 years until his health failed a number of years ago. He resided South of town until the death of his wife, Mrs. Susan R. Jenkins, who died about ten years ago. He was well known and highly regarded by a wide circle of relatives and friends. He is survived by the following children: Fred Jenkins, with whom he made his home at Oakton, Virginia; Mrs. Bernard Bottomly, of Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Raymond Williams, William Jenkins and Charles Jenkins, of Luray. The following children are deceased: Mrs. Ben Cave and Floyd Jenkins, of Luray, Mrs. John Cave, of Washington, D.C., and an infant.
The body was brought to Luray for burial by the Bradley’s Funeral Home and the funeral will be held today, Friday, at 10 o’clock at Mt. Zion Brethren Church with the Rev. A.J. Caricofe in charge of the services. He had been a member of this denomination for many years and was a regular attendant as long as his health permitted. Interment was in the Mt. Zion cemetery.
The following half-brothers survive:- Doc Foster, Nokesville; James Foster, Luray; Simon Foster, near Ida. The following half brother and sister are deceased:- Mrs. Ida Foster, Luray, and Thos. Foster, Luray.
WILLIAM HENRY JENKINS
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 May 1934
DEATH OF WILLIAM HENRY JENKINS
Aged 74 years, 5 months and 18 days, died alone sometime during the early afternoon of Friday, May 4. His wife before marriage was Miss Nannie Waters. She died about eleven years ago. Since then he had lived along in his home in a seven acre lot about two miles southwest of Newport, in the neighborhood where he spent the greater part of his life.
About four years ago his house was destroyed by fire after which J.S. Dean, his nearest neighbor, erected a two small room residence where he spent his last days. Mr. Dean and family helped him during his declining years... The day before his death he spoke of the fatal hour and gave some instructions as to the provisions for this hour stating he might pass away while alone and said he had provided for his funeral expenses, tombstone and that he wanted his eye glasses and New Testament buried with his body... Catherine Campbell, also of the Dean home, called in and found him dead.
The deceased had three children: Mrs. Morris, of Grove Hill; Mrs. Jacob Comer, deceased and Perry Jenkins, of Accama, Ohio. One sister, Mrs. Hubert Jenkins... the funeral on Sunday, May 6, at Grove Hill Lutheran Church at Grove Hill which was conducted by his pastor, Rev. A.W. Andes. The deceased was a faithful member of the Newport Christian church... J.E. Tucker.
GEORGE T. JONES
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 29 Mar 1932
DEATH OF GEORGE T. JONES, AGE 94, CONFEDERATE VETERAN
George T. Jones, age 94, the oldest of the few remaining Confederate veterans of Page county, died at his home near Kiblinger's Store, east of Marksville, shortly before midnight on Sunday. Mr. Jones was active until a sudden breakdown due to the effects of old age four weeks before his decease...
Mr. Jones is survived by a widow, who was Miss Catherine Sours, daughter of Frederick Sours, deceased, of Valleyburg, Page county. His first wife was a Miss Nichols. His surviving children, all of whom have been with him recently are as follows: Mrs. Grace Patton, of Gray Court, S.C., Mrs. Millie Stoneberger, of Reamey's Valley, W.Va Mrs. John A. Cave, of Stanley, Mrs. Augusta Cave, Charles Town, W.Va., Mrs. Effie Mauck, near Luray, Mrs. Laura Owens, of Waynesboro, Va., Albert Jones, of Boonesboro, Md., and George L. and Edward Jones, of Stanley. Of the above Albert and Edward Jones, are children of the first marriage and the remainder are of the second union.
Owner of a small farm and following other labor also, to make a living, Mr. Jones was a resident of Marksville district all of his life. His father, George Jones, Sr. is said to have moved to Page county from King George county, Va., a great many years ago. The subject of this notice was the last survivor of the family of children. He had several sisters and one brother, John Jones, deceased, who was the father of Charles L. Jones, of Ida. Mr. Jones was a consistent member of the Bethlehem Disciples church for a number of years.
The funeral will take place from the home at 2 p.m., today (Tuesday) with interment near the residence.
Mr. Jones belonged to Co. H., 33d Va. Infantry, which probably lost more men in the Civil War than any other Page company.
MRS. LAURA JONES
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 Feb 1934
DEATH OF MRS. HERBERT JONES
Shenandoah, Feb. 1- Mrs. Laura Jones, age 62 years, wife of Herbert Jones, born and reared near Ingham, Virginia, died at her home at Charles Town, W.Va., Tuesday night after an illness of one year from cancer. She was the only surviving sister of the late Martin Lucas. She leaves her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Robert McGaldis and one son, Gilbert Jones. The remains will arrive at Ingham, Virginia by funeral coach at 1 p.m., Friday, February 2, and the funeral will be held from the Christian church at Ingham. Interment in the family cemetery known as the Lucas cemetery, conducted by the Rev. J.W. Henderson assisted by Rev. G.H. Easley, of Shenandoah. She had been a resident of Charles Town for the past twenty years and a member of the Christian Church connecting herself with that body in her early childhood.
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Jun 1931
B.F. JUDD DIES AT SHENANDOAH
Shenandoah, Virginia, June 4- B.F. Judd died at his home Wednesday morning, June 3, at 7:10, at the age of 72 years. He had been in feeble condition for several months. He was born and reared at Shenandoah, his father was a teamster for the iron company to ripe old age.
He is survived by one brother, Clinton; three sons, Irvin, Carl and Justis Judd, and five daughters, Mrs. Headly Morris, Mrs. John Good, Mrs. Herman E. Sullivan, Mrs. Roy Comer, and Mrs. C.B. Hoch and twenty-seven grandchildren.
The funeral was held from the U.B. church, at 2 p.m., Friday and interment in the Methodist cemetery, Rev. E. Lee Sheaffer officiating. Mr. Judd was a machinist in the N. & W. shops for quite a number of years leaving the service of the railroad in 1922. Since that time he followed farming… His wife before marriage was a Miss Hitt, sister of John Hitt, of Newport.
ISAAC CASPER JUDD
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 28 Mar 1939
Aged And Respected Man Dies At His Home Near Kimball
This community was shocked Saturday morning to hear of the sudden death of Casper Judd... Had he lived until May 22, he would have been 72 years old. He was the son of the late John A. and Ary Ann Judd, of the Morning Star section.
Fifty years ago Mr. Judd was married to Miss Martha Ann Batman, daughter of the late John and Amanda Batman. To this union two children were born, Elmer O., and Mrs. John W. Shenk.
He owned a good farm at Pumpkin Hill, which was recently bough by the Shenandoah National Park for a headquaters sute. He had been living there since his marriage...
His funeral was preached by his pastor, Rev. J.E. Hodges, at Beahm's Chapel Sunday evening at 3 o'clock. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery...
He is survived by his wife and two children, and the following brothers and sisters: Lee, Charles and S.Q. Judd, Mrs. Maggie Strickler, of Luray, and Mrs. Jennie Miller, deceased, five grand children and two great grandchildren.
Mr. Judd had a unique way of making friends with anyone he came in contact with...
JOHN S. JUDD
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 May 1934
DEATH OF JOHN S. JUDD
John S. Judd, 71, known to hundred of friends as "John Dick Judd" died at his home near Pumpkin Hill on the Lee Highway, six miles east of Luray, on Thursday morning at an early hour. Mr. Judd had been in failing health for some time... He was a member of one of the oldest families in Page county. His father was the late Abram Judd, while his widow is a daughter of the late Daniel Judd. These old Judd families lived in the Kimball section of the county.
Mr. Judd is survived by his widow and the following children: Harry Judd, Byrd Judd, Joseph D. Judd, of Hagerstown, Md., "Ned" Judd, of New Jersey, Mrs. James Batman of this county and W.C. Judd, also of New Jersey. Another daughter was Mrs. John Bolen, who has been dead a number of years. Mr. Judd was a member of the Methodist church...
Mr. Judd for many years was a member of the Democratic county committee...
"John Dick Judd" was a carpenter of the first class who has followed this calling Page county. Many residences in Luray and other parts of this county are monuments to Mr. Judd's skill...
Mr. Judd's burial takes place today (Friday) at 4 o'clock.
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Feb 1935
SUDDEN DEATH OF THOMAS JUDD
Thomas Judd, a highly respected citizen of Luray, where he has been a resident for the past twenty years, died suddenly at his home about five o'clock Thursday evening. Mr. Judd had just brought in a turn of wood from his yard, fell over and expired at once. He was one of the best known sawmill men of the county...
For the past few years he had been employed at the Mimslyn Hotel and other similar jobs. He was a victim of heart dropsy. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. Oliver Bumgardner, of Wheeling, W.Va.; Desper Judd at home; Lorenzo Judd, Luray; Linden Judd, Washington, and Kenner Judd, of Warrenton, Va. He is survived by one brother, W.D. Judd, of the Kimball neighborhood, his sisters being Mrs. Mollie Judd, of the same section and Miss Emma Judd. His wife was a Miss Judd. He is a son of the late Daniel Judd of this county. No arrangements had been made for the funeral at the hour of going to press.
MRS. VIRGINIA H. JUDD & NIECE, MRS. ALMA JENKINS
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 14 May 1934
AUNT AND NIECE BURIED AT SAME HOUR
Mrs. Virginia Henrietta Judd aged 69, of Shenandoah and her niece Mrs. Alma Jenkins, aged 30, of Alma, were buried at the same hour, last Saturday morning. Mrs. Judd in the Methodist cemetery at Shenandoah and Mrs. Jenkins in the Lutheran cemetery at Alma, Mrs. Judd, was a daughter of the late William Hitt, of Newport and was a sister to John W. Hitt, of Newport, father of Mrs. Jenkins.
Mrs. Judd was the widow of B.F. Judd, who died three years ago...
She leaves the following children: Mrs. Maggie Grooms, of Hagerstown and Mrs. Mamie Morris, Mrs. Annie Good, Mrs. Zada Sullivan, Mrs. Ethel Comer, I.W. Judd and H.J. Judd, of Shenandoah.
She lived with her single son, H.J. Judd. She was a member of the Methodist church for forty years and was highly esteemed. Her funeral was conducted by Rev. J.S. Rushing and Rev. E. Lee Sheaffer.
Mrs. Jenkins was the widow of Russell Jenkins, who died several years ago. She leaves four children aged from five to ten years; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Hitt and the following brothers and sisters: Clark and Coe Hitt, of Newport, this county, Mrs. Vada Hollenback and Mrs. John Ellis Comer, of Shenandoah, and another married sister in Washington, D.C. Her death was due to an attack of pneumonia.
MRS. B.C. JUDY (ARBELIA)
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Apr 1935
DEATH OF MRS. B.C. JUDY
The following is from the Mound City (Mo.) News and relates to the death of Mrs. B.C. Judy of that city, an aunt of Mrs. Julia Liebert, of Stanley, this county: Mrs. Barbeala C. Judy passed away at the home of her eldest daughter, Mrs. Harrison Metzgar, Saturday, March 16, 1935 about 11:00 a.m. For several months she had been ailing in ways due to her advanced age of 85 years, 7 months and 16 days. She was born near Luray, Virginia and was the third daughter of John and Lucy Nauman. She was united in marriage to Martin V. Judy October 29, 1868. Two years later they moved west, settling on a farm near Craig, where five daughters and one son were born and reared: Della Metzgar of near Mound City; Susan Henning of Savannah, Mo.; Anna Miller of Craig; and Flora English of Effingham, Kansas. Two children, Lydia Showalter and J.W. Judy of Craig, preceded their mother’s demise. Her husband passed away in 1895. For many years she lived with her daughters and was always a welcome guest. Besides her children she leaves a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was the last of a family of twelve children.
Mrs. Judy was an early convert and an earnest worker in the church of the Brethren, holding her membership in the North Bethel church, where the body was buried beside her husband. Having lived through two wars she knew many hardships…
Funeral services were held Monday, March 18, at two o’clock at the North Bethel church, conducted by her pastor, Rev. J.A. Eby…
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Aug 1939
Former Page County Citizen Dies In Cleveland, Ohio
James Judy, aged about 72, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Judy, deceased, died July 23 in Cleveland, Ohio, where he has been employed for 35 or 40 years. He was born and reared in Page County. Interment took place in Cleveland. He leaves one sister, Mrs. Pearl Kline, of Covington, Va.
MRS. JOANNAH REBECCA KAUFFMAN
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 8 Mar 1938
Death of Beloved Lady
Mrs. Joannah Rebecca Lauffman, widow of the late John W. Kauffman, aged 86, a life-long resident of the Hamburg section, died at her home Sunday evening after several months of declining health. The immediate cause of Mrs. Kauffman's death was due to the infirmities of age. Mrs. Kauffman, before marriage, was Joannah Rebecca Rickard, daughter of the late Albert Rickard, of the Hamburg section...
Her husband, John W. Kauffman, was a scion of the pionner Kauffmans of Page. He died in 1923, Mr. Kauffman was an expert tanner in early life but later farmed on an extensive scale and later was a guide at the Luray Caverns.
Mrs. Kauffman in the past few years has conducted an attractive tourist home at Hamburg.
She was a consistent member of the Luray M.E. Church...
She is survived by one son, Dr. D.L. Kauffman, of Luray and Richmond. The following children are deceased: Joseph and Barney Kauffman, and Mrs. G.C. Long, of Page.
The following sisters and brother also survive- Mrs. Jacob C. Burner, A.T. Rickard, Mrs. I.R. Strickler, of Luray and vicinity. The following are deceased- Mrs. Sam Burner, Mt. Jackson, Mrs. Philip Long, Luray, and Edgar V. Rickard, of Luray and vicinity.
The funeral will be held this (Tuesday) morning at 11 o'clock from the home, with her pastor, the Rev. D.L. Fringer, of the Luray M.E. Church, in charge. Interment in the cemetery at Kauffman's Mill.
D.M. "TUCKER" KEMP
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Oct 1939
Death of Former Luray Citizen
D.M. ("Tucker") Kemp, aged about 69 years, died at the W.S. Hospital, Staunton, Saturday morning at an early hour after a few days illness from pneumonia.
... He was formerly a blacksmith and mechanic for the Deford Company at Luray and operated the shop near the Main Street railroad crossing.
He was a son of the late Dan Kemp and was born near Springfield, this county. He was considered one of the best mechanics in this section.
Mr. Kemp was a member of the Baptist church. He married Miss Laura Martin, of the Rileyville section. He is survived with one daughter, Mrs. Mary Danfeldt, of York, Pa. Mrs. Kemp also resided at York, Pa. The body was brought to Bradley's funeral home where it was prepared for interment in the Evergreen cemetery. The funeral was held at 2:30 Monday with brief services at the grave by Elder A.W. Campbell.
SIGOURNEY ANN KEYSER (I)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 5 Feb 1935
Miss Sigourney Ann Keyser departed this life, January 25, 1935 at her home in Stanley. Had she lived until the 20th of February she would have been 82 years old. She was a daughter of the late Andrew J. and Eliza Glenn Keyser of the Marksville District. She was sick and feeble for sometime, but she was never known to mummer or complain but bore all with Christian patience until she quietly fell asleep in Jesus. Her funeral services were conducted by her pastor Rev. W.J. Whitesell, assisted by Rev. G.H. Tyler at Stanley M.E. Church Sunday. Interment taking place in Graves Chapel cemetery. She leaves one brother Edward T. Keyser and two sister Miss Ida F. Ketser at Stanley and Mrs. Thomas Randolph of Houston, Texas. One sister Miss Minerva Keyser, of Texas and John W. Keyser, of Stanley are dead.
SIGOURNEY KEYSER (II)
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 29 Jan 1935
DEATH OF MRS. KESYER
Mrs. Sigourney Keyser, of Stanley, died Jan. 25, 1935, aged 81 years, 11 months and 5 days. Her father was Andrew Keyser and her mother before marriage was Miss Eliza Jane Glenn. She leaves one brother, Edward Keyser, who for many years followed railroading and worked for the government in the far west for 12 years. This brother and a sister, Ida, all of Stanley, and another sister, Mrs. Eliza Jones of Houston, Texas, where she and familt have lived for 50 years survive. There are 3 nieces, Mrs. Alice Chappal, of Texas, Mrs. Clayton Fox, near Luray, and Mrs. James Jenkins, of Stanley. The funeral was conducted on Saturday at 11 A.M. by Rev. W.J. Whitesell, assisted by Rev. G.H. Tyler, the interment taking place at Graves Chapel. Three nephews, Edward, Frank and Glen Randolph of Houston, Texas, also survive.
WALTER H. KEYSER
Page News & Courier, Friday 30 Jun 1939
Death of Walter H. Keyser
Walter H. Keyser, son of William H. and Sarah F. Keyser, deceased, of Ingham, Page County, Va., died at his home at Vinton, Va., June 23, aged 73 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bettie Keyser, and the following children: Mrs. V.H. McCarty and Mrs. L.L. Comer, of Vinton, Va.; Mrs. H.H. Pugh, of Cambria; Mrs. R.E. Zimmerman, of Blue Ridge, Va.; Earl Keyser, of Cumberland, Md.; Mrs. Bertha Burns, Long Island, N.Y.; Mrs. Nora McWilliams, Washington, D.C.; and Mrs. Elizabeth Holligan, New York City. Also surviving are three brothers: James Keyser, Rowlesburg, W.Va.; David Keyser, Johnstown, Pa.; Thomas Keyser, Cumberland, Md.; and four sisters: Mrs. T.M. Casteel, Johnstown, Pa.; Mrs. Robert Fundenberg, Portland, Oregon, Mrs. C.E. Singers, Norfolk, Va.; and Mrs. Charles Miller, Rowlesburg, W.Va. The funeral was conducted at the Lotz, Windley Funeral Home by the Rev. J.E. Kraus. Interment in the Mountain View cemetery in Vinton.
D.L. "DAN" KIBLER
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 25 Feb 1938
Death of D.L. Kibler
D.L. Kibler (Dan) well known to the older residents of Page County died at his home in Quanoh, Texas on Feb. 21st, after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Kibler suffered a stroke of paralysis about a month prior to his death, but had improved... Mr. Kibler was the son of the late Asher and Sara Judd Kibler and the brother of Mrs. S.B. Viands at Shenandoah. Other brothers and sisters were Mrs. J.A. Hutchinson, Mrs. J.H. Wolfersberger, F.S. Kibler and J.T. Kibler, all deceased.
Mr. Kibler was 79 years of age and married Miss Bettie White, of Kansas, who is also deceased. One son, Cecil, of Quanoh, survives.
He was a member of the Christian Church and the Masonic Lodge. His funeral was conducted from his home in Quanoh on Wednesday, February 23rd...
ISAAC EDWARD KIBLER
Page News & Courier, Friday 1 Mar 1935
DEATH OF I.E. KIBLER
Isaac Edward Kibler, who would have reached his 65th year on the 6th of March, died at his home near Oak Hill on Wednesday night about 7 o'clock. His death was due to a stroke of paralysis sustained something like a week ago...
He was a son of the late Simeon and Mrs. Martha Kibler and was born in Springfield district. During his life time he ha slived at different places in Springfield district, but his death occurred on what is known as the "Botts" Shenk farm a short distances north of the Eastside Highway at Oak Hill. The farm at one time belonged to Mr. Kibler's father-in-law, the late John W. Seakford, Mr. Kibler's wife before marriage being Miss Edna Seakford, daughter of the one-time owner of the farm. They have been married a number of years but have no children.
Mr. Kibler will be buried probably on Saturday in the old Kibler graveyard on the Dr. E.G. Brumback farm in Springfield district, where perhaps fifty of his kinfolk are interred. The funeral services will be hed in the Oak Hill Church, conducted by Eld. Arthur Campbell of the Regular Baptist church.
He is survived by three brothers- Lester Kibler, living in Clarke county; A.D. Kibler, living near Big SPring, and Willis Kibler, who resides near Winchester. He had two sisters but it is not known whether they are living.
"Ed" Kibler, as everybody knew him...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 Nov 1934
YOUNG KIBLER KILLED NEAR SHENANDOAH
John Kibler, aged 18, son of Charles Kibler, Norfolk & Western R.R. brakeman on the north end of the Railroad, was almost instantly killed on Monday afternoon about 4:30 when he left his home in the Ingham neighborhood and fell over a shot gun he was carrying. The weapon exploded and discharged the full contents in young Kibler's right side. He was rushed to Shenandoah and died before he reached that place. He is survived by two brothers and a sister. His mother, who before marriage was a Miss Callary of Shenandoah I.W. district, was paralyzed a few days ago and is now in a critical condition. Further particulars of this unfortunate affair are unavailable at this time.
WILLARD BARTON KIBLER
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 JUL 1938
Willard Barton Kibler, son of the late Frank Kibler, died in a Baltimore hospital on July 12, age 35 years.... His father was brought to Shenandoah for burial last December. Barton is kindly remembered by many friends in Shenandoah where he attended school. He was never married.
He leaves besides his mother, the following brothers and sisters- Edward Kibler, Jennings Kibler, Lous Kibler, Hazel (Mrs. Pete Davis), Mrs. Frances Sullivan.
He was brought to the home of his aunt, Mrs. J.R. Grove on Thursday, July 14th and the funeral was conducted from there on Friday by Rev. Lee E. Sheaffer. Interment was in the U.B. Cemetery.
MRS. MARY HOAK KIBLINGER
Page News & Courier, Friday 8 Feb 1935
DEATH OF A FORMER RESIDENT
Mrs. Mary Hoak Kiblinger, wife of Jacob D. Kiblinger, aged 78 years, died at her home near Fisherville, Augusta county, on Monday. Mrs. Kiblinger was a Miss Hoak, daughter of the late Gideon Hoak of the Ida section, and a sister of the late I.B. Hoak, who died several years ago. Her husband is also a native of Page but moved to Augusta county a number of years ago. The funeral was held on Wednesday from her late home with interment in the cemetery south of Waynesboro. She is survived by her husband, to whom she had been married fifty years, and one sister, Mrs. William E. Kiblinger, and the following childen: Mrs. E.C. Brower, Waynesborol Mrs. C.A. Kidd, Anstead, W.Va.; Ernest L. Kiblinger, of Clifton Forge and Daniel F. Kiblinger at home...
MRS. EMMA KITE (WIDOW OF J.F.P.)
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Aug 1932
DEATH OF MRS. J.F.P. KITE, NATIVE OF PAGE
Mrs. Emma Kite, aged about 75 years, widow of the late J.F.P. Kite, and a daughter of John Long, deceased, of Page county, died at her home in Culpeper on Monday night following a few days illness from paralysis. Her health is said to have been fairly good before the fatal stroke... She was a half-sister of John B. and Walter Long, of this county and a full sister of the late Gib Long, of near Stanley. Mrs. Kite's late husband who died a few years ago, was a son of George L. Kite, of Stanley. With his brother, Daniel Kite, who died this year, he ran a store at Criglersville for about fifteen years and was very successful there. The brothers located in Culpeper fifteen or twenty years ago.
Mrs. Kite of this notice had a large relationship in Page county... She leaves one son, Homer Kite, a Culpeper merchant with whom she resided. She was a devoted member of the Baptist church. The burial rites were conducted at Culpeper by Rev. Charles A. Hall, Baptist pastor at Luray.
MRS. EMMA KITE (WIDOW OF GEORGE W.)
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Jun 1934
Mrs. Emma J. Kite, age 67 years, was found dead in bed at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.H. Glasgow, in Sedelia, Missouri on Sunday, June 10. Mrs. Kite had been in failing health for sometime and had suffered a slight stroke on March 27. She was Emma J. Buracker, daughter of the late Monroe and Catherine Buracker and was born in this county on January 1, 1867. Her parents were pioneer settlers of Page county. She was the youngest of six children, three brothers and three sisters, all of whom preceeded her in death with the exception of one brother, Samuel A. Buracker, of near Marksville.
In 1887 she was married to George W. Kite, who died December 9, 1905. Following their marriage they moved to Missouri and made their home on a farm five miles north of Syracuse, in Coper county. The deceased resided on their farm until serveral years ago when she went to reside with her daughter, Mrs. Glasgow at Sedelia.
She is survived by three children: Grover C. Kite, of Pontiac Michigan, Mrs. John Nauman, of Des Moines, Iowa, and Mrs. Glasgow. Two daughters died in infancy.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Bethlehem church six miles North of Syracuse with the Rev. T.R. Hicks, pastor of the First Methodist Church officiating. Interment in the church cemetery...
JOSEPH N. KITE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 Nov 1934
DEATH OF JOSEPH N. KITE
The following death notice of Joseph N. Kite has been sent us by Mrs. Jacob Kite, of Leaksville, this county. The death notice is from a Craig (Mo.) paper and is as follows. The deceased is a son-in-law of Mrs. Jacob Kite. The death notice is self explanatory:
"Joseph Nelson Kite, 68 years old, and for over fifty years a resident of Craig and its vicinity, passed way early Wednesday morning at the family home in Craig, after an extended illness.
"Mr. Kite was born in Rockingham county, Va., May 27, 1866. He was a son of Henry and Eliza J. Kite. Soon after Joseph's birth, Mr. and Mrs. Kite moved with their children to Iowa, where the family made their home for about ten years. In 1876 the came to Holt county and since that time the Kite family has been well known throughout this locality.
"In early manhood, "Joe" as everybody knew him, attended college at Tarkio and Liberty, Mo. He chose rather to follow the vocation of a farmer, following that industry in Liberty township northeast of Craig, until 1919, when the family moved to town and have since resided here. While in college he joined the Baptist church, but later became a member of the Pleasant View Presbyterian church, and remained a member of that organization until his passing.
"Dec. 17, 1902, he was united in marriage with Miss Cassie Kire, and they were the parents of two children, one of whom preceded the father in death. Surviving him are the widow, son Thomas and six brothers, together with numerous nephews, nieces and cousins and hosts of friends... The brothers are James Thornton, Robert Franklin, Charles C., John E., Edward E., and George H.
"Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 o'clock p.m. at the Craig Presbyterian church. The Rev. William R. Yingling, pastor, delivered a brief discourse...
Burial followed at New Liberty cemetery, under the ritualistic ceremony of the Masonic lodge.
MRS. MAGGIE KITE
Page News & Courier, Friday 18 Mar 1932
DEATH OF MRS. ROBERT KITE
Shenandoah, Va.- March 17- Mrs. Maggie Kite, widow of the late Robt. Kite, age 75 years and one month, died at the home of her sons in the Comer Town section Monday, March 14 because of old age. She leaves two sons, John L. and Selly Kite, of Shenandoah, and two daughters, Mrs. W.M. Comer, of Shenandoah, and Miss Emma Kite, of Martinsburg, W.Va...
Mrs. Kite, formerly Miss Louderback, had been a member of the church for quite a number of years... The funeral and burial were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday at the Grove Hill church, conducted by the Rev. Ridenour, of Elkton, by request of Mrs. Kite...
MRS. MARTHA KITE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 8 Oct 1935
DEATH OF MRS. MARTHA KITE
Mrs. Martha Kite, widow of the late Lycurgus C. Kite, died at her home, Grove Hill on October 2, aged 76 years. Mr. Kite preceded his wife to the grave about seventeen years ago.
They were married 57 years ago and to this union were born eight children: Lena M. Kite, at home; Roland L. Kite, Radford, Va.; (Mamie) Mrs. C.B. Heath, Norfolk, Va.; (Mary) Mrs. F.W. May, Mckees Rock, Pa.; (Maud) Mrs. Joseph Thompson, South Manchester, Connecticut; (Eula) Mrs. R.B. Koontz, Shenandoah; (Irene) Mrs. C.C. Jennings, Shenandoah; and Landon at home.
Mrs. Kite united with the U.B. Church at Grove Hill at the age of 20 years and has been a consistent member since. She leaves to mourn her loss besides the children one sister, Mrs. Lelia Monger at Elkton, Va., and 3 great grandchildren...
Mrs. Kite was the daughter of Noah and Mary Jane Strole. She was born and raised and died in the Grove Hill neighborhood.
Funeral Friday, Oct. 4, at 3 p.m. Grove Hill U.B. Church by Rev. Lee E. Shaeffer, interment in the U.B. cemetery at Grove Hill.
MRS. REBECCA J. KITE
Page News & Courier, Friday 23 Jun 1939
Mrs. Rebecca J. Kite
Mrs. Rebecca J. Kite died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.R. Goolsby, at Lyndhurst Monday. She was 86 years of age, and was the widow of S.P. Kite, former postmaster at Shenandoah and farmer in Page and Augusta counties. Mrs. Kite, prior to her marriage, was Miss Rebecca Prince and was born and raised near Luray. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at Shenandoah.
She is survived by one son, E.P. Kite, ticket agent for the Southern Railway at Culpeper, and one daughter, Mrs. J.R. Goolsby, of Lyndhurst.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Etter Funeral Home, West Main Street, conducted by Rev. L.E. Bouknight, pastor of the Augusta Lutheran parish. Interment was in River View Cemetery.
Mrs. Kite is well-known through-out Southern Page. She has frequently visited in Luray and Shenandoah since her removal to Augusta county a number of years ago.
WILLIAM & LILLIE KITE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 Mar 1934
SAD DOUBLE DEATH OF PAGE COUPLE
Wm. A. Kite, age 79, of Stuarts Draft, a son of the late George L. Kite, of Marksville, Page county, died from heart and kidney trouble at his home Saturday evening. His death had been feared for some days.
A few minutes after Mr. Kite breathed his last, his wife, Mrs. Lillie Kite, also a native of Page county, and who had been in feeble health for the last eighteen months, but who had been improving, died from the shock of her husband's death.
Mr. Kite was a brother of Mrs. Henry Biedler, of Culpeper, Mrs. Ella Kibler, of Stanley, and Samuel Kite, of Marksville, and was a half-brother of Mrs. William Grim and Ashby Kite of Stanley.
Mrs. Kite, who was about 75 years old, was a daughter of the late Jacob R. Kite, of Stanley and a sister of Lester Kite of Stanley, and Mrs. Frank Phillips, of Shenandoah...
Our Shenandoah correspondent sent the following notice dated yesterday. A fuller accoutn will be published later.
"Wm A. Kite, age 76, son of the late George L. Kite, died at his home at Stuarts Draft, Va., Saturday at 10:30 p.m., after an illness of two weeks with pneumonia. He was born and reared at Stanley. He owned one of the most substantial farms in that section. He is survived by one brother, Samuel T. Kite, of Stanley, Va.; and two sisters, Mrs. F.S. Kibler and Mrs. Henry Biedler. He was a member of the Presbyterian church from early boyhood. The funeral will be held today, (Tuesday) in the Tinkling Spring Chapel with interment in the family lot near the church.
CHARLES “HOOKER” KNIGHT
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Jun 1937
Charles (“Hooker”) Knight Dies In Hagerstown
Word was received by relatives in Luray Wednesday, of the death of Charles “Hooker” Knight, occurring that evening at 5 o’clock at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Smeadley, Elizabeth Street, Hagerstown, Md. Mr. Knight, who was 80 years old on the second of April, had been ill for several weeks, starting first with a heart attack, and about a week ago he was paralyzed.
He was perhaps as well known as any citizen in Page county, having run lunch stands at all of the big events of the county such as associations, sales, etc. For many years he was employed in the John (“Hot Tom”) Evans restaurant at the passenger station in this place. He was also employed in his son-in-law’s restaurant in Hagerstown in later years. He was born in the Cavetown section of this county. He resided in Hamburg many years, later moving to Luray. He is survived by his wife, who, before marriage, was Miss Jemima Henry, a sister of the late “Buck” Henry, of Bixler’s Ferry. The surviving children are Mrs. Cora Henry, Luray; Mrs. Howard (Zada) Bowers, Baltimore; Mrs. (Lizzie) R.K. Sites, Mrs. R.C. (Minnie) Randall, Mrs. J.F. (Anna) Slautterback, and Mrs. W.A. (Sudie) Smeadley, the four latter of Hagerstown. Mr. Knight’s last visit home was on his birthday in April… His body was brought to Luray on Train No. 13, Thursday, accompanied by his widow and children. There were brief services at the home at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
REUBEN KNIGHT, JR.
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Apr 1932
Reuben Jr. little son of Reuben and Victoria Knight, born Sept. 12, 1931, died April 12, 1932... The funeral was held at the Adventist church, Wednesday April 13...
MRS. ALICE KNOTT
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Aug 1932
MRS. JOHN KNOTT DIES AT LURAY
Mrs. Alice Strickler Knott, age 67, wife of John Knott, died at her home on the boom at Luray at 3:30 p.m., on Tuesday after being in declining health for a number of years. She was bedfast only a few days. Mrs. Knott is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. Annie Deavers, of Rileyville, Walter Knott, Edward Knott, Mrs. Laura Laconia, Mrs. Lelia Price, and Mrs. Alice Laconia, of Luray, and Mrs. Nellie Baker of Keezletown. Two sons, Wilbert and John Knott, are dead. Mrs. Knott leaves one brother, Eld. Walter Strickler, of Luray. One brother, Marcellus Strickler, of Kansas and two sisters, Mrs. Gertie Deavers, of Rileyville, and Miss Laura Strickler, are dead. She was a consistent member of the Brethren church... She was buried at Beahm's Chapel on Wednesday with service by her pastor, Rev. A.J. Caricofe.
MISS HILDA M. KNOTT
Page News & Courier, Friday 12 Feb 1937
Death of Young Girl
Miss Hilda M. Knott, aged 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Knott, died suddenly at the home of her brother, Raymond Knott, in East Luray, on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. The young lady, with her mother and other members of the family, were spending the day with her brother when she suddenly expired without warning. She had been in ill health for six or eight months. She is survived by her parents and the following brothers and sisters: Raymond and Richard Knott, Mrs. John (Irene) Long, Jr. and Misses Louise and Lorraine Knott.
Her father was in Richmond attending a metting of the Grand Lodge of Virginia at the time of her death. He was notified and immediately returned to his home here.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from her home in East Luray. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.
MARVIN CLEVELAND KOONTZ
Page News & Courier, Friday 31 Mar 1939
Marvin Cleveland Koontz Passes
Marvin Cleveland Koontz, aged 55 years, died at his home in Keyser Corner, south of Honeyville, on Wednesday, March 29, at 6 p.m. after an illness of several months duration. Mr. Koontz was the son of the late George W. and Jane Amanda Judy Koontz, of this county. He had been in the service of the Norfolk and Western Railway for the past thirty years.
Mrs. Koontz, his wife, who was before marriage, Miss Bertha Phillips, daughter of the late James A. Phillips, passed away in May 1936.
Surviving Mr. Koontz is a son, Max Koontz, at home and three sisters: Mrs. Annie Kite, of Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Minnie Dovel, Haddan, Kansas and Mrs. Allie Dovel, of Allentown, Pa.
The funeral will be conducted from the Graves Chapel Church today (Friday) at 2 p.m. with interment in the cemetery nearby. The Rev. John Henderson and Eld. J.B. Jenkins will be in charge of the services.
MRS. ALICE GERTRUDE LACONIA
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Sep 1939
Death of Mrs. Augustus Laconia
Mrs. Augustus (Alice Gertrude) Laconia died at the Harrisonburg hospital on September 19 after an illness of ten days from an absessed appendix. Mrs. Laconia, who was 43 years of age, was born at Luray where she resided all of her her life. She is the daughter of John Knott, of Luray. She was a consistent member of the Brethren Church. Mrs. Knott is survived by one daughter, Bertie May, and the following brothers and sisters: Ernest Knott, Rippon, W.Va.; Walter Knott and Edward Knott, of Luray; Mrs. Annie Deaver, Rileyville; Mrs. Lelia Price and Mrs. James (Laura) Laconia, Luray.
The funeral will be held Friday from Beahm's Chapel at 10:00 a.m. Revs. E.H. Eller and D.L. Fringer in charge of the services. Interment in the Chapel cemetery.
MRS. CATHERINE LAM
Page News & Courier, Friday 31 Aug 1934
MRS. CATHERINE LAM DIES NEAR SHENANDOAH
Shenandoah, Aug. 29- Mrs. Catherine Graves Lam, 92, widow of the late Andrew Franklin Lam and well known resident of East Rockingham, died at her home near East Point, west of Elkton, at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday. Mrs. Lam was the mother of eight children, and leaves 16 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great great grand child.
Mrs. Lam was a native of Page county, and was born near Grove Hill, April, 1842. She was the youngest daughter of the late James T. and Hannah Strole Graves. She moved to Rockingham in early girlhood and was united in marriage to Mr. Lam in 1865. Her husband preceded her to the grave by 32 years. To this union nine children were born, eight of whom survive.
Funeral services will be held from the East Point United Brethren church today (Friday) at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the East Point Cemetery beside the grave of her husband.
She is survived by Charles M. and A. Blaine Lam, of near McGaheysville; W.F. Lam, of Hopewell; Mrs. J.H. Smith, of Annville, Pa.; Ida, Josie, Bettie and Lurty, at home.
MRS. MAMIE R. LAM
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 21 Dec 1935
DEATH OF MRS. ASHBY LAM
Mrs. Mamie R. Lam wife of Ashby Lam, of Elkton, Va., died Dec. 22, 1935, at 9:30 p.m., at the State Hospital at Staunton. Mrs. Lam had only been in that institution for a week and her immediate family did not consider her illness serious... Mrs. Lam was well known in Shenandoah, being before her marriage to Mr. Lam a few years ago Miss Mamie Dovel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Dovel of Honeyville, Va. She was employed for several years in the home of the late W.T. Miller... She was a member of the Christian Church at Shenandoah.
She leaves to mourn her loss her husband Ashby Lam, her mother and father Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Dovel, two brothers- Ernest and Leonard, two sisters- Mrs. Elmer Housden and Mrs. Elizabeth Kibler, three step children- Harry, Virgil and Elsie Lam.
The funeral was conducted from her late home on Dec. 25th, Christmas Day at 2 p.m., by her pastor, Rev. Edgar C. Mabe.
MRS. VIRGINIA SUSAN LAM
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 9 May 1939
Mrs. Charles Lam Dies
Mrs. Virginia Susan Lam, age 60, wife of Charles Lam and a well known resident of the Mt. Zion section near Elkton, died Saturday morning at 5 o’clock at her home following a long illness.
Mrs. Lam was a daughter of the late Henry and Susan Johnson and was born and reared in the Mt. Zion section, where she was well known. She was a faithful member of the United Brethren Church.
Besides her husband she is survived by the following children: Emory Lam, of East Point; John and Homer Lam, of Detroit; Henry Lam, of Mt. Zion, Mrs. Honor Morris, of Elkton; Miss Susan Lam, of Harrisonburg; and Faith and Jay Lam, at home. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10:30 from the Mt. Zion United Brethren Church. Services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. W.H. Smith. Burial took place in East Point Cemetery.
MRS. SIEBERT LAM
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Jul 1939
Death of Mrs. Siebert Lam
Mrs. Siebert Lam, aged 33 years, passed away at her home in the Jollett section, south of Shenandoah, on Tuesday of this week after a linger- illness.
She was the daughter of Walter Ashby and Lessie Catherine Meadows Lam also of the Jollett section.
She is survived by her parents, her husband, a number of small children and several brothers and sisters.
The funeral was held from the Pentecostal Church in Jollett Hollow yesterday (Thursday) and burial took place in a nearby cemetery.
MRS. EMMIE LAMB
Page News & Courier, Friday 27 Oct 1939
Funeral services for Mrs. Emmie Lamb, 54, wife of George H. Lamb and a well known resident of McMulen, Va., who died Oct. 6 at University Hospital, were held from Epiphany Episcopal Church on Oct. 8. Services were conducted by Rev. F. Brownell. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Lamb was a daughter of the late Harry and Ardista Meadows, of Page County and had lived at Poscosam for 35 years. She was a faithful and active member of the Episcopal Church and a woman of sterling character.
Besides her husband, she is survived by the following children: Hiram Jackson Lamb, of Philadelphia; Mrs. Mamie Taylor, of Madison County; Miss Rosetta Lamb, of Fairfax Co.; Henry Rosser Lamb, George Elmer Lamb, Luther H. Lamb, Misses Lucy Laura Pollyanna Lamb, Mrs. Ethel Shifflett and Mrs. Vergie Breeden, all of McMullen. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Hiram Meadows, of Page county, two brothers, Tom Meadows, of Elkton, and Bud Meadows, of Furnace. She is also survived by eight grandchildren.
MRS. SARAH CATHERINE LEAKE
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 16 Jul 1935
DEATH OF MRS. LEAKE
Mrs. Sarah Catherine Leake, who would have celebrated her 86th birthday if she had lived, died at her home near Leak’s Chapel, south of Stanley, on Friday morning at an early hour. She had been in failing health for some time and her death was not unexpected. Her burial took place on Sunday afternoon at two o’clock in Graves Chapel cemetery near Stanley. The services were conducted by Elders Ernest Cave, D. Walter Strickler and Ausby G. Cubbage of the Brethren Church, of which she had been a member for a long time. She was the widow of the late John Leake, an outstanding citizen of the Leake’s Chapel neighborhood. Mrs. Leake was a daughter of the late Absolom Nauman. She was a highly respected woman…
MRS. MARTHA LEVEL
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Nov 1938
Mrs. Martha Level
Mrs. Martha Level, born May 5, 1866, died November 5, 1938, at the age of 73 years, 6 months and two days.
She leaves to mourn her loss one brother, Edward Skelton, of Connellsville, Pa., and three sisters, Mrs. Lee Skelton, Mrs. Ida Sigler, and Mrs. Charles Bolen, all of Luray. Four sons also survive: Julian Level, of Washington, D.C.; Leslie Level, of Lancaster, Pa., Lloyd and Arthur Level, of Luray and three daughters, Mrs. Estelle Wright, of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Millnes Bortner, of Hanover and Mrs. Ruth Jenkins of Luray and twenty six grandchildren.
BENJAMIN F. LILLARD
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 20 Dec 1938
B.F. Lillard Dead
Benjamin F. Lillard died Sunday morning, December 11, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Compton at Castleton after a brief illness. Mr. Lillard was sixty-nine years of age, and has been in failing health for several years.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m., at the residence, Rev. Charles Clement officiating. Committal was made in the Browning family burying ground.
Deceased was the son of William J. and Virginia Browning Lillard, of Rappahannock. Deceased was unmarried and is survived by his sister, Mrs. Hugh Funk, of Strasburg.
...- Virginia Star, Culpeper, Va.
CHARLES G. LILLARD
Page News & Courier, Friday 13 Dec 1935
DEATH OF PROMINENT PAGE FARMER
The entire community was shocked and grieved when it became known that Chas G. Lillard, age 64 years, a prominent and respected farmer of near Long, this county, had passed away.
On Monday night Mr. Lillard and his wife were in the room when suddenly he fell to the floor. He was assisted to a chair by Mrs. Lillard and expired a few minutes later. Mr. Lillard, a native of Page County, was the son of the late Silas Lillard. He was one of the most progressive farmers of his section.
His health had been good and he was not known to complain, therefore his death, was a shock to all.
He married a Miss Aleshire, daughter of William Aleshire of the Long neighborhood. He is survived by his wife and the following children’”: Mrs. (Irah) E.W. Stearn, Harrisonburg; Mrs. (Blanche) Floyd Jenkins, Luray; Mrs. (Zula) L.O. Short, Luray; Mrs. Roy Finter of Luray and Claude Lillard of Washington, D.C. and his aged mother, Mrs. Lillard who is in her 90th year.
The following sisters also survive: Mrs. D.L. Kauffman of Luray; Mrs. John Kite of Leaksville; Mrs. G.E. Dovel of Reliance and William Lillard of Hagerstown. John Lillard and Mrs. David Strickler, deceased, were brother and sister of Mr. Lillard.
The deceased was known for his honesty and integrity… He was a member of the Luray Christian church and his funeral was conducted on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Leaksville Christian Church by Rev. F.A. Blosser, his pastor assisted by Rev. W.O. Lutrell. Interment was in the Leaksville Cemetery.
MRS. HATTIE LILLARD
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Nov 1932
SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. DON LILLARD
Mrs. Hattie Lillard, age 68, wife of Don P. Lillard, of Mechanic Street, Luray, was found dead in the hall near the telephone by her husband at noon on Tuesday when he came home from the drug store with several prescriptions for her to take...
Mrs. Lillard is survived by her husband and three brothers, Robert E. Short and Newton Short, of Leaksville and Luin Short, of Charlottesville. She lost several children in infancy. Two sisters, Mrs. Jacob Short, of North Carolina, and Mrs. David Dofflemoyer, of Rochelle, Va., are dead. She was a daughter of the late James Short and was born at Leaksville, this county.
Without children of her own, Mrs. Lillard took three of her motherless nieces to her home and raised them. Two of these young ladies- Mrs. Harriet Dofflemoyer Faulk and Mrs. Margaret Short Smuckler, now have distant homes, the former at Allendale, N.J., and the latter at Brooklyn, N.Y. Mrs. Smuckler left here only ten days ago after spending the summer and fall with her aunt, Mrs. L.B. Bowers, at Rileyville. The third niece, Miss Martha Short is a high school pupil... From her girlhood she belonged to the Leaksville Christian church...
The funeral was held in the Leaksville Christian church, at 2 p.m. yesterday with services by Rev. R.L. Williamson, of Winchester, a former pastor, and Rev. A.W. Andes, the present pastor. Burial in the Leaksville cemetery.
MRS. EMMA LILLARD
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 6 Oct 1931
MRS. JOHN S. LILLARD DIES AT STEPHENS CITY
Mrs. Emma Lillard, age 61, widow of John S. Lillard, died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Huffman, at Stephens City, Va., on Tuesday evening after a long period of ill health due to heart disease and complications...
Mrs. Lillard was buried in the Leaksville cemetery on Thursday with services, by her pastor, Rev. A.W. Andes in the village church where she still held her membership... She was the daughter of the late Martin V. Louderback, of near Stanley. Her husband, John S. Lillard, who in her early years was a teacher in the schools of this county, was a son of the late Silas T. Lillard, of Leaksville. Mr. and Mrs. Lillard moved from Page about twenty-five years ago and located on a farm at Middleburg, Loudoun County, which they sold about thirteen years ago and then bought another place near Stephens City. Mr. Lillard who was a successful farmer died in August 1922. For some time his widow has lived with her daughter, Mrs. Frank Huffman. Her son-in-law Mr. Huffman, is a son of the late David L. Huffman, of Alma, Page County.
Two brothers, Charles W. Louderback and Frank V. Louderback, of near Shenandoah, this county, and one sister, Mrs. W.A. Blose, of Penn Laird, Rockingham County, survive Mrs. Lillard. She leaves one son, Amos Lillard, of Stephens City, and twin daughters, one of whom married Frank Huffman and the other Howard Leeth, of near Leesburg, Loudoun County...