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PAGE NEWS AND COURIER OBITUARIES 1940-1949 Part 3
Page News & Courier, Thursday 10 May 1945
Tragic Death of C.W. JENKINS
Charles W., son of the late F.M. and Annie M. Jenkins of Stanley met his death on Sunday, April 29 about one o'clock p.m. while preparing dynamite for use the following day.
He was employed as a fence builder by A.E. Bowman near Hagerstown, Maryland.
No one was at home on the farm, the accident was not reported until several hours afterwards when an employee came in to do the evening chores.
Dr. Jack H. Beachly, acting medical examiner gave a verdict of accidental death.
The funeral was held Wednesday, May 2 from the A.K. Coffman Funeral Home in Hagerstown.
Mr. Jenkins is survived by 4 sons: Charles Jr., Elmer, Carson and Fletcher, of Baltimore, Maryland, and 4 daughters, Mrs. Florence Dishong, of Baltimore, Mrs. Zula Hull, Mrs. Eva Stottlemwer and Mrs. Ivae Daugherty, of Hagerstown, twenty-seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; also one sister: Mrs. I.I. Coffman, of Hagerstown, and one brother, B.R. Jenkins, of Takoma Park, Maryland.
His wife, Mary Elizabeth Knight Jenkins passed away about ten years ago.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Nov 1942
Death of MRS. DAISY ADELINE JENKINS
Mrs. Daisy Adeline Jenkins, aged 57 years, 2 months and 27 days, passed away at her home on Tanner’s Ridge on Saturday morning, November 21st, at 8:40, following a long siege of illness.
The deceased was born the daughter of Eliza Cave Offenbacker and the late Emanuel Offenbacker, of this county, on August 25th, 1885. She attended the county schools and was baptized in the Methodist faith. She was always ready to lend a helping hand…
Her husband, Boss Jenkins, whom she married when a young girl, survives her with the following children: Mrs. Clarence Meadows, Raymond Jenkins, Billy Jenkins, Mahlon Jenkins and Misses Myrtle and Helen Jenkins. She also leaves twelve grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Dick and John Offenbacker, Mrs. I.N. Weakley, Mrs. I.N. Breeden, Mrs. Bob Meadows and Mrs. Viola Neece. The funeral was conducted from the Episcopal Mission at Tanner’s Ridge on Monday afternoon of this week with the Rev. R.H. Lee officiating. Interment was in the Thomas graveyard near the mission.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Jan 1943
Death of MRS. ELICK JENKINS
Word has been received in Luray of the death of Mrs. Lillie Jenkins, a native of Page County, at her home in the Franklintown neighborhood of Jefferson county, W.Va.
Mrs. Jenkins, a daughter of the late Mrs. Martha and David Nichols, was about 57 years of age. She was born in the Ida neighborhood of this county, for sometime residing on the Brokenback River in Madison county and for the last twelve or thirteen years has been residing in Jefferson county where her husband was a farm tenant. The Jenkins home on Brokenback River was located in one of the dark pockets of the Blue Ridge, midway between Skyland and Old Rag Mountain.
Eleck Jenkins was a native of Madison county, but there was scarcely a farmhouse in Page where he was not known. He was a famous horse-buyer and a horse-trader throughout this region and in almost all parts of the Shenandoah Valley and had many friends in the Hawksbill Valley south of Luray.
In addition to her husband Mrs. Jenkins is survived by the following sons: Harry Jenkins, Wheeler Jenkins, "Housie" Jenkins, Cecil Jenkins, Roy and Charley Jenkins. She is also survived by three daughters, whose names are unknown. The mother of Mrs. Jenkins before marriage to David Nichols was Miss Martha Buracker, a daughter of the late Martin and Elizabeth Buracker of Page county. The burial took place near her home in Jefferson county.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 17 Jun 1943
Death of MRS. FANNIE BELL JENKINS
Mrs. Fannie Bell Jenkins, 65, passed away at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital on Monday at 11:30 p.m., after having been a patient there for about ten days for treatment to a complication of diseases.
Mrs. Jenkins, a resident of Marksville, this county, was a highly esteemed lady, and was the wife of Isaac Lester Jenkins, a farmer of that section. The couple resided on the Ed Hutcheson place on the Jordan Hollow Road.
Fannie Bell Berrey was born on February 14, 1878 in the same neighborhood in which she was living prior to her death. She was the daughter of the late James and Virinde Berrey.
The deceased leaves four children: Misses Bessie Lee and Elizabeth Jenkins and Bud Leonard Jenkins, of Marksville, and Howard C. Jenkins, of Luray. Three brothers also survive: David C. Berrey, Phillip H. Berrey and Frank Berrey, all of Stanley. One brother, Ashby Berrey, of Charles Town, W.Va., is deceased.
Last rites will take place today (Thursday) from her late home at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. G.A. Cave officiating. Interment will be in the Yager cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Jun 1942
(REV. ISAAC ISAIAH JENKINS)
Rev. Isaac Isaiah Jenkins, beloved pastor of a number of colored churches in and outside of Page County, of Blainesville, died suddenly on Wednesday morning of this week about 8 o’clock at his home at the age of 62. Although he had been troubled with high blood pressure for sometime he was not confined to his bed and had been able to carry on his work…
The deceased was born in the Blainesville neighborhood on September 10, 1879. He was the son of the late Rev. John W. and Charlotte Frances Jenkins. He was educated for the ministry at Storer College, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Although he had been preaching since he was seventeen years of age he was not ordained until 1908. He preached his first sermon in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church of Blainesville. He spent his entire life in Page and Augusta county with the exception of his three years as pastor of a church in Hagerstown and four years in Martinsburg, W.Va.
At the time of his death Rev. Jenkins was pastor of the following churches: St. John’s Baptist Church, Luray; Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Blainesville; St. John’s Baptist Church of Salem, Page County; Cochrans Chapel, Brookwooed, Augusta County, and Central Union Baptist Church of Craigsville, Augusta County.
Besides his wife, Minnie V. Jenkins, he is survived by the following children: Rita E. Fleming, of Washington, D.C.; Grave V. Thornton, of Philadelphia, Pa.; Marie L. Walker, of New York City; Arnetta F. Harris, of Detroit, Mich.; Mary E. Chinn, of Arlington, Va.; P.F.C. Oren C. Jenkins, of Fort Sill, Okla., and Rev. John D. Jenkins, pastor of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church of Winchester. There are also eight grandchildren. The following brothers and sisters survive: W.A. Jenkins, Washington, D.C.; John R. Jenkins, Elyria, Ohio; B.A. Jenkins, Blainesville, David C. Jenkins, McKeesport, Pa.; Myrtle Redman, Blainesville, Fannie Hardy, Elyria O.; and Eliza Marshall, Overland, Ohio.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church at Blainesville. The ministers of the Bracket-Morrell Baptist Association of Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland will have charge of the services. Interment will be in the Blainesville Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 5 Mar 1940
Death of ISRAEL JENKINS
Israel Jenkins, born May 31, 1869, died at his home in Fox Hollow, in Marksville district, on March 3rd. He was a member of one of the oldest families in Page county and was a man highly esteemed by all who knew him. For many years he was a caretaker of cattle in the Blue Ridge for farmers of this county, and was loyal to all the trusts imposed on him. His family was a large one. His father was the late “Ned” Jenkins, who followed the same pursuits as those pursued by the son, Israel Jenkins lived his mountain life in a way that commanded the respected of all who knew hem. He was peaceable, law-abiding and left an example, worthy of emulation. His mother before marriage was the former Miss Dempy Weakley, of this county, member of a family that was associated with our early history. His widow, Mrs. Mary Jenkins, survives in addition to several children.
The burial will take place today in the old Buracker graveyard in the neighborhood.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 9 May 1946
Death of MRS. JENKINS. (JANIA)
Mrs. Jania Catherine Jenkins, 88, widely known woman of the Marksville neighborhood, died last Friday, May 3, at 6 a.m., at the Page Memorial Hospital, following an illness of about two years.
Mrs. Jenkins was a daughter of the late Morgan and Martha Taylor Price, who have been dead many years. She was a member of the Graves Chapel Methodist Church, her funeral services taking place there and interment following in the adjacent cemetery. The services were in charge of the Rev. G.H.H. Tyler and Rev. W.J. Whitesell…
Mrs. Jenkins was born September 22, 1857, at the time of her death being 88 years, 5 months and 11 days of age. Her husband was the late Charles L. Jenkins, who preceded her in death several years ago.
She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Seldon (Minnie) Jenkins, of Stanley, Miss Laura Jenkins, at home, Mrs. Eugene (Hilda) Rhinehart, Winchester, Marvin Jenkins, Harrisonburg, and Mrs. Ward (Lucy) Owens, Stanley.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 12 Jul 1945
Death of ELDER JOHN B. JENKINS
Though many of his friends for a long time were aware of his failing health, the death last Friday night about 6:30, of Elder John B. Jenkins, 72, at his home in the Stanley-Marksville neighborhood, is felt as a personal loss to all who knew him. His denomination- The Old School Baptists- of which he had been an honored and able minister for many years… in almost every county of Northern Virginia, where on hundreds of occasions he has preached, in some of them, holding pastorates, building up weak churches and acting as official in annual meetings of Old School Baptist Associations. He has been pastor of many churches in Page and acted as supply where the churches were pastorless. He was recognized as one of the most widely known ministers of his church in many Southern States, extending from Virginia to Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas. In these regions his writings in magazines affiliated with his church were widely read.
“Johhnie Jenkins” as everybody knew him, was a self-made man- minister, farmer, and a hard worker in whatever field he directed his energies… In recent years as death has thinned the ranks of Old School Baptist ministers in Page, additional duties to widely scattered churches have been heaped upon him…
He was born on March 13, 1873, the son of the late William Henry and Fannie Painter Jenkins.
His deceased wife was the former Miss Bessie Dovel, daughter of the late David F. Dovel, member of an old and prominent family of Page. She preceded him in death five years ago. Surviving children are Karl Jenkins, of Stanley, a former well known school teacher of Page; Harry Jenkins, of the Stanley-Leaksville section, and Earl Jenkins, of Washington. Two children died in childhood.
Funeral services were conducted from the Old School Baptist Church at Alma, by Elder Ben. H. Seekford, of Washington, who had known the deceased all his life, having been born in the same neighborhood. Elder Seekford was assisted by Elder J.M. Power, of Martinsburg, W.Va., all his life an intimate friend of the deceased, and Elder Frazier, of Rappahannock County… Interment took place in the Lutheran cemetery at Alma.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 20 Jan 1942
MAHLON JENKINS Dies Suddenly
Mahlon Jenkins, 48, for some time residing on the D.M. Woodward farm a short distance east of the B.F. Jenkins store at Ida, died at his home suddenly Sunday evening about four o'clock. Physicians who examined the body soon after death said there were indications that Jenkins died of a heart attack. Later, however, Willard Richards, of the Ida section, who is said to have engaged in an altercation with Jenkins last Tuesday inflicting blows on Jenkins, was arrested and is being held in the county jail awaiting the outcome of an autopsy already held and and an inquest this morning.
Mr. Jenkins arrived at his home Sunday morning from Maryland where he had secured work and was preparing to moved to that state, locating at Silver Springs.
It is said that Sunday evening between three and four o'clock Jenkins started across the main road in front of his home, telling his wife he was suffering excruciating pains in his beck, head and shoulders. A physician was called from Luray and by the time the latter arrived death had ensued.
Mahlon Jenkins for a number of years had been residing in different parts of the county, for a long time residing in Jordan Hollow, in Marksville District, later locating in other homes both in Luray and Marksville Districts. Before locating at the Woodward home where he died Mr. Jenkins lived for some time in a tenant house on the John Nichols farm on the Luray-Ida road. From this place he moved to the former D.M. Woodward farm, now oened by Miss Annie Hoak, from whom he rented the place.
His father was the late Elsfie Jenkins, who has been dead many years. For a long time he has been a WPA man of Page County, working on roads and other projects...
A number of years ago he married Miss Essie Taylor, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Delan Taylor, who lived on the former Klinehouse place in the Valleyburg neighborhood.
In addition to his widow he is survived by the following children: Mrs. Wilbur Hines, of Gaithersburg, Md.; Mrs. Gladys Cook, of Washington; Nelson, at home; Oletha Jenkins, at home; Randolph, Gloria Ann and Hazel, the baby.
The burial will take place in the Yager graveyard near the home of R.L. Taylor. The funeral services will be held in Bethlehem Church today (Tuesday) at 3:00 p.m., to be conducted by the Rev. M. Ferrell of Luray.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Jan 1946
Death of MRS. MARY ANNA JENKINS
Mrs. Mary Anna Jenkins, 80 years old, died at her home in the Knight’s Store section Monday, Jan. 21st at 11:00 a.m.
The deceased is the daughter of the late Breston and Margaret Berry Buracker, of Page County. Her husband, Israel Jenkins preceded her in death seven years ago… She was a member of the Methodist church.
She is survived by the following children, Mrs. Virgie Mary Jenkins, Edward Jenkins and Claude Jenkins, of Stanley, Mrs. Julia Ann Purdham, of Winchester, Mrs. Emma Susan Woodward, of Leon, Madison County, Va., and Mrs. Bertha Fellows, of West Virginia. Five children are deceased, Mrs. Effie Buracker, of Hagerstown, Md., Mrs. Vinda Buracker, of Ternesville, W.Va., Walter Jenkins, of Stanley, and two children in infancy. Mrs. Jenkins is also survived by the following sisters and brothers, Mrs. Necie Jones, of Stanley, Mrs. Emma Buracker, of Ida, Mrs. Lena Buracker, of Luray, and Phillip Buracker, of Stanley.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:00 at the home with burial in the Buracker cemetery, Rev. Gird Cave officiated.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 20 May 1941
ROBERT LEE, Infant Dies (JENKINS)
Robert Lee, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie F. Jenkins, died Thursday, May 15th, at the home of his parents, at Kimball, Va.
Funeral services were held Friday at 2:45 p.m., with the Rev. Joseph Comer officiating. Interment was in Beahm's Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Mar 1942
Death of MRS. ROBERT JENKINS
Mrs. Robert Jenkins, highly respected citizen of the Tanner's Ridge section, passed away on Sunday morning about 9:30 at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Bailey, following an illness of only a few days. Her death is attributed to paralysis and a heart attack.
The deceased was born on June 22, 1872 in this county and was the daughter of Eliza and the late Mann Offenbacker. She was married in early life to Robert Jenkins, a farmer of the Tanner's Ridge section near Pine Grove, who has been dead a number of years.
Surviving children are: Mrs. Grover (Hattie) Bailey and Mrs. Newton (Polly) Stroope, both of near Tanner's Ridge, Oscar Jenkins, of near Stanley, and Jessie Jenkins, of West Virginia. Besides her mother she is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: John Offenbacker, Dick Offenbacker, Mrs. Bob Meadows, Mrs. Boss Jenkins, Mrs. I.N. Breeden, Mrs. Newton Weakley and Mrs. Will Neece.
Last rites will take place today (Tuesday) from the All Saint's Chapel at Tanner's Ridge with the Rev. R.H. Lee, of Luray, and the Rev. T.E. Shultz, of Hamilton, officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery on the Tanner's Ridge road near Pine Grove...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 24 Sep 1940
Death of MRS. SARAH ELIZABETH JENKINS
Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Jenkins, 86, died on Saturday of last week at 1:00 p.m. at Piney Woods. Her death is attributed to the infirmities of old age. She was the daughter of the late Henry Buracker, who spent his entire life in Page County. Her husband, Hubert Jenkins, survives her. The deceased leaves no living children. Mrs. Lydia Thomas, of Luray, is her sister.
The last rites for Mrs. Jenkins took place Sunday afternoon at 4:00 in the Adventist Church with the Rev. Peter Hafenmayr, of Luray, officiating.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 8 Oct 1940
Death of WALTER JENKINS
Following an illness of a few days Walter Jenkins, of the Kiblinger Store neighborhood of this county, passed away Thursday, October 3rd, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Peter Shapiro, in Washington, D.C., where he had been visiting for some time. Mr. Jenkins died at the age of 65.
Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elgie Jenkins he was born and reared in this county where he was well known and respected by all those who knew him. He followed the carpentry trade and did odd work wherever it was presented. He was an industrious and conscientious man and will be greatly missed in his community. He was a member of the Bethlehem Christian Church.
Mr. Jenkins married Miss Mamie Berry of this county, who survives him, and to this union were born eight children, all of whom survive. They are Mrs. Peter (Elizabeth) Shapiro, Washington, D.C., Mrs. Cecil (Tilda) Taylor, of Stanley, Sonny Jenkins, at home and Otis, Johnny, Reuben, Harley and Roscoe, all of Silver Springs, Md.
Immediate relatives of the deceased are Mrs. Lester Seal, of Stanley, and two brothers, Seldon and Mahlon Jenkins, of this county.
The last rites took place Saturday afternoon at the Bethlehem Church with Rev. Glenn officiating, assisted by Rev. H.M. Ware. Interment took place in the Ren Taylor Cemetery east of Stanley.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 26 Mar 1940, New Series Vol. 28, no. 87, pg. 5, col. 2
MRS. ZORA CATHERINE JENKINS
Mrs. Zora Catherine Jenkins, aged 72 years, passed away at her home in the ida section on Sunday, March 24, after an illness of several months. Mrs. Jenkins was the daughter of the late Layton Sisk and Sadie Hunt Sisk, both natives of Madison county.
Mrs. Jenkins married Walter Nichols about thirty-six years ago and after his passing she later married Phillip Jenkins, who has also preceded her in death. The latter has been dead just a few years. They were married by Elder D.W. Strickler of Luray. Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins have resided in the Ida section all their life.
One son survives, Lynwood Nichols, who resides in Shenandoah. The surviving sisters are Mrs. Fannie Parks, and Mrs. Alpha Perry, both of Baltimore, Maryland; Miss Bettie Ann Sisk, of the Ida section and Mrs. D.N. Taylor, of the Morning Star section. Charlie Sisk, of Sperryville, and Perry Sisk, of Culpeper, are the only surviving brothers. Five grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive.
The funeral will be held at the Bethlehem Christian Church today, Tuesday, at 2 p.m., by the Rev. H.M. Ware.
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Apr 1940
MRS. ANNIE JEWELL, Aged Lady, Dies
Mrs. Annie Jewell, a resident of the Jewell Hollow section of Page County, passed away on Tuesday afternoon of this week after an illness of the past six months.
Mrs. Jewell had reached the age of 82 years and several months and during the past year a gradual decline in her health was noted. She was born and reared in the Jewell Hollow section, being a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Christy Printz. A number of children were born to this union, most of whom are deceased. The surviving brothers and sisters are Mrs. W.S. Nunn, of East Luray, who is also in advanced years and Tom Printz, of Rappahannock County. Among the deceased brothers are John Printz and Dave Printz, the latter of the Winchester vicinity. A deceased sister, Mrs. Sonny Stombock, of Washington, D.C., was well known here.
Mrs. Jewell was the wife of the late Frank Jewell, who passed away about three years ago. He, like many of his kinsmen of that immediate section, were teamsters in their day where they hauled much timber to and from Rappahannock County.
Mr. and Mrs. Jewell were the parents of four daughters- Mrs. Hubert Dawson, of Hagerstown, Md., Mrs. Otie Smith and Mrs. John A Sours, of Adam, both of the Jewell Hollow section. One daughter is deceased.
She was a faithful member of the Morning Star Lutheran Church from which edifice the funeral rites were held yesterday, Thursday, at 3 p.m. by her pastor, the Rev. B.D. Castor. Interment took place in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Aug 1941
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN JOHNSON Dies
Benjamin Franklin Johnson, colored farmer of the Massanutten section, died at the age of 67 at his home yesterday (Thursday) morning at 5:30 a.m. He had been in poor health for the past year.
… He was a farmer of note and had worked for different families in Page for many years, among them being the family of Phillip Lamb. He was a faithful worker at the Lamb farm for 28 years.
His wife, who preceded him in death about 8 years ago, was the former Lizzie Tyree. They leave the following children: Maudie Bundy, of Luray, Cecil and William Johnson, who live at home and Harry Johnson, of Washington, D.C. Also surviving are six grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Dan Johnson, Johnny Johnson, of New Market, Lester Johnson, of Ohio, Lucille Johnson Fields and Sadie Johnson.
Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow (Saturday) at 2:00 (E.S.T.) or 3:00 (D.S.T.) at the Church at Salem. I.I. Jenkins, it is thought, will conduct the services.
Page News & Courier, Friday 31 Jan 1941
Death of MRS. CATHERINE JONES
Mrs. Catherine Jones, wife of the late George T. Jones, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D.E. Mauck, of Hamburg, on Monday, January 27th, at 5:00 p.m. Mrs. Jones was born October 8th, 1856. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Sours. The deceased was a life long residence of the Kiblinger store neighborhood, near Stanley and a member of Grace Lutheran Church. She had been in failing health for the past six months.
The following children survive, Mrs. John Owens (Laura), of Waynesboro, Va.; John H. Jones, of Ashland, Ill.; Lester C. Jones, of Potomac, Ill.; Mrs. Charles Nichols (Mamie) of Stanley; Mrs. W.R. Kite (Maude), of Armstrong, Ill., Mrs. D.E. Mauck (Effie), of Hamburg; Mrs. R.C. Patton (Grace), of Gray Court, S.C.; Mrs. Frank Cave (Augusta) of Charles Town, W.Va. Two step sons, Albert Jones, of Boonsboro, Md., and Edward Jones, of Stanley, also survive. One daughter, Mrs. Frank Stoneberger, and one son, George L. Jones, are deceased. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. C.W. Sours (Emma), of Mt. Williams, Va., and Mrs. Barbara Seal, of Baltimore, Md. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.
The funeral service was conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the Bethlehem Church near Stanley, with Rev. J. Glenn Boliek officiating. Interment was in the family graveyard…
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Mar 1940
Death of CHARLES L. JONES (I)
The passing of Charles L. Jones adds another to the list of death tolls in the county for the year.
Mr. Jones had reached the age of approximately 80 years at the time of his passing on Tuesday morning, March 19. He was born in the Ida neighborhood and resided there all his life. He farmed on a small scale.
Years ago he married a Miss Berry, of Madison county, who survives with the following children: Fred Jones, of Kearneysville; Mrs. Bessie Breeden and Mrs. Homer Woodward, also of West Virginia; Conrad Jones, of near Luray; Mrs. Mattie Yager, of Mauck, this county.
He was a member of the Church of the Brethren of Ida from which edifice his funeral was held yesterdat, Thursday, at 10 a.m., with his pastor the Rev. Henry C. Eller in charge of the services. Interment took place in the old Jones Graveyard near Kiblinger’s Store in the Mauck section of the county.
Page News & Courier, Friday 29 Mar 1940
Death of CL. JONES (II)
Charles L. Jones, of the Ida neighborhood, died Wednesday morning, March 20, 1940 at the age of 80 years. He was the son of the late John Jones, of Madison County. He was reared by his grandfather George Jones, of Mauck.
In 1881 he married a Miss Berry, of Madison County, who survives with the following children: Mrs. Bessie Manemar, of West Virginia; Fred Jones, of Canada; Mrs. Homer Woodward, of West Virginia; Lester Jones, of Maryland; Mrs. Paul Yager, of Mauck and Kenard Jones, of Luray.
He was a member of the Church of the Brethren of Ida for about 30 years. Funeral services were held in the Ida Church Thursday, at 10:00 a.m., with his pastor, the Rev. Henry C. Eller, in charge. Interment took place in the Yager graveyard near Kiblinger’s store in the Mauck section of this county.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 9 Sep 1943
MARVIN JONES, of Stanley, Dies From Fractured Skull
Stanley Police Chief Charged With Murder
Marvin Jones, a Stanley youth of 19, is dead as a result of head injuries sustained Monday afternoon while resisting arrest. He died Tuesday morning about one o'clock in the Rockingham Memorial Hospital and his body brought back to Stanley for burial today at 3 p.m.
Lawrence Good, 33, Chief of police in Stanley, is at liberty under $5,000 bond on a charge of murder following an inquest held yesterday morning at 11 o'clock in the office of the Commonwealth's Attorney.
The inquest yesterday morning revealed that Jones was struck on the head by a night stick in the hands of the Stanley police chief while resisting arrest for drunkeness. He was rushed to the Rockingham Memorial Hospital after examination in Luray revealed the serious nature of his injuries.
Witnesses at the inquest testified that in the early afternoon, about 3:30 p.m., young Jones and a woman friend were walking on the sidewalk east of the N. & W. tracks in Stanley when Officer Good pulled up to the curb in his car alongside the couple and charged Jones with having been drunk for three days and ignoring repeated warnings to go home. Good voiced his determination to arrest Jones and take him to the county jail. Jones protested and broke away with Good in pursuit. He fell to the ground and Good was able to catch up with him. Jones again protested whereupon the officer struck him on the arm and head with his night stick and clamped handcuffs on him. Good then attempted to leadin the man, who was bleeding severly, back to his parked car. Jones pulled away several times pleading for release. On reaching the car about fifty feet away. Jones resisted again and Good again struck him in the back seat of the car. He tied the mans feet with a rope to keep him from kicking out the glass in the car and drove him to the Luray jail. According to witnesses Jones remained conscious until he was put in the police car.
Dr. F.T. Amiss was called to the Luray jail when Jones lapsed into unconsciousness and after examination oredered X-Ray pictures at the Page Memorial Hospital. These revealed a fracture at the base of the skull on the right side were there was a deep gash. Dr. Amiss said he believed his condition was primarily due to the blow received. Jones was taken to the Rockingham Memorial Hospital immediately to receive further treatment and passed away somewaht after midnight.
All the witnesses agreed that Jones did not assume a beligerent attitude though he plead strongly for his release. On the other hand the mad had been arrested for drunkness before and had been found difficult to control.
About fifteen witnesses were summond for the inqust which lasted about three hours. Dr. Geo. H. Long, county cornerer and I.R. Dovel, Commonwealth's Attorney conducted the inquest.
The deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. George L. Jones, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Paul Varner and Mrs. Grace Foster, of Luray, Mrs. Lucy Taylor, Seldon Jones, Addie Jones and Gilbert Jones, of Stanley and Walter Jones, of Missouri.
The funeral services will take place today (Thursday) at 3:00 p.m., from the Bethlehem Christian Church. Rev. W.E. Ferrell will conduct the services. Interment will be in the Jones Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Sep 1943
Jones Burial Largely Attended (MARVIN JONES)
The burial of Marvin Jones, an account of whose death appeared in this paper last Thursday, was largely attended. The interment took place in the Jones graveyard in Kite Hollow, Marksville District. His mother is about 66 years of age and the widow of George Jones II. The youth was a grandson of George Jones, who died a number of years ago and who was about 96 years of age at the time of his death. The latter was among the last surviving Confederate soldiers of Page county. Until a short time before young Jones' death he was an employee of the Virginia Oak Tannery, at Luray...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 13 Jan 1942
Death of DAVID BOOTON JUDD
The death of David Booton Judd, highly respected citizen of the Kimball neighborhood, which occurred yesterday (Monday) at the Page Memorial Hospital, has caused much sorrow among his many friends and relatives... Death was due to paralysis.
The deceased was born on February 27, 1881, and was the son of the late John William and Eliza Beahm Judd, residents of the Kimball section. During his lifetime Mr. Judd had worked for a number of years in sawmill and lumber work, and had also been a farmer of note.
...He was twice married. His firsy wife was the former Carrie Jenkins, who passed away about twenty years ago. His second wife was before her marriage, Mrs. Henry Batman, who preceded him in death about nine years ago.
Surviving him are the following children: Mrs. Walter Knott, Luray; Mrs. John R. Judd, Ashburn, Va.; John Booton Judd, Luray; Mrs. Elmer Knott, Luray; Mrs. Lee Knott, Luray; David Judd, Kimball; Virgil W. Judd, Kimball; Mrs. Walter Jenkins, Kimball; Joseph Henry Judd, Kimball; and Miss Mary Ella Judd.
Surviving brothers and sisters are: Mrs. Ernest Waters, Kimball; Mrs. Kate Fox, Winchester; Samuel Judd, Kimball; and Isaac Judd, Amissville.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2 o'clock at Beahm's Chapel with interment in the Beahm's Chapel cemetery. The services will be in charge of Elder Joe Comer...
Page News & Courier, Friday 21 Aug 1942
Death of MISS DORA L. JUDD
The many friends and relatives of Miss Dora L. Judd, 78, beloved resident of this county, were distressed to learn of her death on Sunday at her home near the Antioch Church. Miss Dora was well known in the county where she had spent her entire life. She had lived alone since the death of her mother for whom she had tenderly cared.
... her work as a seamstress...
The deceased was born on Christmas Eve, 1863, the daughter of the late Joseph Edward and Elizabeth Blosser Judd, the latter being 99 when she passed away. Miss Dora had been a member of the Antioch Christian Church since 1876... Early in life she became a seamstress... She was never married.
Her surviving brothers are Fred Judd, of Hamburg, and Herbert Judd, of Eureka, Calif. Three deceased brothers are: Walter, Otis and Samuel, all of Page...
Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon of this week at 3 o'clock from the Antioch Christian Church with her pastor, Rev. W.E. Ferrel, in charge of the service. He was assisted by Rev. H.C. Eller and Rev. Craddock. Interment was in the Antioch Church Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Jul 1943
Death of FRED A. JUDD
The death of Fred A. Judd at his home at Hamburg Saturday came as a great shock to hus many friends... His death, which occurred about 4:30 p.m., Saturday, was attributed to a heart attack.
The deceased, the son of the late Joseph B. and Betty Blosser Judd, was born in the Antioch Church neighborhood on June 6th, 1868. He remained in this section until his marriage to Miss Eura E. Strickler, of Luray, on May 7th, 1890, when he located at Hamburg and became one of the county's outstanding blacksmiths. Mr. Judd was a member of the Christian Church...
Besides his wife he is survived by the following children, Miss Virginia Judd, Mrs. Julia Judd Lucas, Mrs. Helen Graves and Robert and Edward Judd, all of Richmond, Va., and Clarence Judd, of Hamburg, and one brother, Herbert Judd, of California.
Funeral services were held at his home Tuesday at 3:00 p.m., with Dr. Ray Smith and Rev. W.E. Ferrell officiating. Interment was in the family graveyard.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 23 Sep 1943
WILL D. JUDD Dies At Home in Kimball
The many friends of Will D. Judd were deeply distressed yesterday morning when they learned that he had passed this life at his home on Arcadia Farm, the property of Ralph Judd, at Kimball...
William David Judd was born in the Morning Star section of the county February 5, 1875, the son of Daniel and Aletha Kibler Judd. In early manhood he married Miss Mary Judd and moved to Arcadia Farm in Kimball which he managed until the death of his wife. He then went to Ohio where he was employed by a railroad, but remained there for only a fewy years, returning to Arcadia Farms, where he resided until his death. Mr. Judd not only managed Arcadia Farms, but was overseer of the farms of Theodore and Bernard Judd, of Kimball.
In 1906 he married Miss Eliza Batman, who survives him with the following children: Miss Emma Judd, at home, Bernard E., of Kimball, Sgt. Austin D., of Fort Sheridan, Ill., Pvt. Wallace A., of Mississippi, and Cpl. Ray Judd, who is stationed somewhere in England. Two sisters, Mrs. Emma Dale Judd and Mrs. John (Mollie) Judd, of Kimball, also survive. One daughter, Cary by his first marriage, is deceased, as is one brother, Thomas G., of Luray, and two sisters, Mrs. Henry (Idela) Griffith, of Kimball, and Mrs. Maude Shelton, of Fredericksburg.
... For the past fifty years he had been a devout member of the Bethel Methodist Church, of Rocky Branch.
Funeral arrangements had not been made at the time of going to press since the family are waiting for the sons to arrive.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Jan 1943
Death of WILLIAM LEE JUDD
William Lee Judd, 79, beloved citizen of the Morning Star section and one of Page County's most succesfful business men, passed away on Thursday, January 9th, at his home east of Luray...
For fifty years Mr. Judd conducted a successful general merchandise business in the Morning Star neighborhood where he spent his entire life...
Mr. Judd conducted one of the most successful mercantile enterprises ever known in Page County. While most rural businesses of the kind have suffered with the advent of the automobile and hard surfaces roads, Mr. Judd's business has continuted to thrive.. his store one of the most popular rural gathering points in the county.
A son of the late John A. and Arian Shenk Judd, of Page County, he was born in 1863 and at the time of his death was 79 years, 9 months and 5 days of age. He was a member of the Brethren Church.
Havin married twice, his first wife was Miss Lucy Eve Beahm. She...
Page News & Courier, Friday 19 Jun 1942
Death of DAVID KEYSER
David Keyser, age 92, and Civil War Veteran, died at the Page Memorial Hospital at Luray on Monday where he had been a patient since Thursday. The immediate cause of his death is attributed to a weak heart and the infirmities of age. His death was not unexpected.
Mr. Keyser spent most of his life in the Ingham neighborhood near Shenandoah, but the last few years of his life were spent in Luray where he was cared for by his daughter, Mrs. Will Harlowe, who died about two years ago. Since that time his grandson, Granville Harlowe, of Midland, Pa., has assumed that responsibility.
He married Miss Sue Lucas, who has been dead about 40 years. Both children, Edward and Lee (Mrs. Will Harlowe) are deceased. His three brothers, James, “Sim”, and Bill are also deceased.
His body was brought to the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. George Hansbraugh, in Shenandoah.
The funeral was conducted from the Christian Church on Thursday morning at 11 o’clock by Rev. A.B. Crocker. Interment was in the U.B. cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 18 Mar 1943
Death of W. ELBY KEYSER, Mayor of Batavia, N.Y.
Mayor William Elby Keyser, 57, head of the Batavia City (N.Y.) government since January 1, 1942, and brother of B.F. and Carl Keyser, of Shenandoah, Va., died at 12:40 o'clock Wednesday aftrnoon, March 10th, at the United States Veterans' Facility. He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage early that morning.
Mr. Keyser was born at Ingham, Page County, Va., on November 20, 1885, and in 1900 his parents moved to Shenandoah where his father, the late James H. Keyser, was chief of police for six years.
The deceased was construction superintendent for several large bridge companies for a number of years. He wenty to Batavia, N.Y., in 1907 as superintendent for the Bethlehem Steel Corp., of Steelton, Pa., of the construction of several bridges between Geneva and Buffalo on the Lehigh Valley Railroad.
In May, 1918, after the bridges were completed, Mr. Keyser enlisted in Buffalo and was assigned to a special naval engineering unit known as the High Power Radio Detachment. He went overseas and supervised the construction of eight 820 foot radio towers for the United States Government. After returning to this country in March, 1919, and being honorably discharged from the Army, he went back into construction work until 1920 when he returned to Batavia, N.Y., and married Miss Myrtle A. Ryan. He engaged in trucking business in Batavia and in 1933 was appointed city superintendent of light and power. He became superintendent of the consolidate public works, parks and light department in 1941.
Nominated at the Republican candidate for mayor, Mr. Keyser was elected for a two year term and took office on January 1st of last year. Illness had confined him to his home at the United States Veterans' Facility for the past six months.
Mr. Keyser was a member of Glenn S. Loomis Post, American Legion, and Batavia Post No. 1602, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Besides his wife, survivors of Mr. Keyser are two sons, James M., a naval aviation cadet now enrolled in pre-flight training at Chapel Hill, N.C., and W. Joseph Keyser, at home; four brothers, B.F. Keyser, of Shenandoah, Va., superintendent of the Bethlehem Steel Corp.; Ernest L., of Roanoke, Va.; H.V. Keyser, of Baltimore, Md.; and Carl Keyser, of Shenandoah, Va.
Funeral services were being delayed pending arrangements for a furlough for his son, who is in training as a naval aviation cadet. The body was removed to the Bohm Mortuary in Batavia.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Mar 1943
Last Rites For W. Elby Keyser
Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, March 13th, for W. Elby Keyser, brother of B.F. and Carl Keyser, of Shenandoah and Mayor of Batavia, N.Y., who passed away on Wednesday, March 10th.
... funeral services were held from the Bohm Mortuary at 9:30 a.m. and at St. Mary's Church at 10:00 a.m. The Rev. Edward J. Ferger, rector of the church, was the celebrant of the requiem mass...
Mr. Keyser was a native of Page County and was born ay Ingham, the son of the James H. Keyser. He is survived by his wife and two sons, and four brothers...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 May 1943
Death of SAMUEL T. KITE
Samuel Tilden Kite, 68, native of Page County died on Saturday, May 1st, in Gallinger Hospital, Washington, D.C., following an illness of three weeks. His death was attributed to pneumonia and complications.
Mr. Kite, who is well-known throughout this section where he was born, has been living for a number of years in Washington. He was born on March 26, 1875 at Marksville the youngest son of George L.L. and Martha Kite. His brothers and sisters are: Mrs. Betty Lillard, Daniel and Jacob Kite, Mrs. Mary Susan Long, William Kite, Mrs. Ella Kibler, Mrs. Annie Biedler, Mrs. Cora Lee Graves, Newton and George Kite. A sister, Sara Kite, drowned at the age of three. He also leaves a half-brother and half-sister, Ashby Kite and Mrs. Ethel Grimm.
On March 25, 1897 he married Miss Bessie May Cave, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin H. Cave, of Marksville who survives with the following children: Rev. Cecil E. Kite, of New York City, Ralph N. Kite, of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Ernest Ziegler and Mrs. Charles Barber both of Washington, D.C., and George C. Kite, of Tulsa, Okla.
The funeral services were conducted at the Bradley Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon at five o'clock with short services also at the grave in the Calvin H. Cave cemetery at Marksville. The services were conducted by Rev. E.E. Sumpter, of Shenandoah.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 3 Feb 1942
Death of CHARLES TRENTON KEYSER
Charles Trenton Keyser, highly respected citizen of the Honeyville section, passed away at his home on Saturday, January 31st, following an illness of about four weeks, although his health had been poor for the past several years...
.... Mr. Keyser was also a former member of the County Democratic Committee...
Charles Trenton Keyser was born on April 13, 1868, two miles south of Honeyville, and was the son of the late Joseph Harvey and Mary Catherine Keyser. He attended the county schools and in early manhood became a member of the Lutheran Church at Alma. On November 14, 1889, he married Miss Mary Frances Huffman, who has been deceased several years. One child, Elmer T. Keyser, was born to this union. He made his home with his father at Honeyville. Besides his son the deceased is survived by two brothers, Perry Keyser, of Oklahoma, and William H. Keyser, of the Mill Creek section. Nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Last rites took place yesterday afternoon (Monday) at 2 o'clock from his late home with Rev. Lester A. Wertz, of the Shenandoah Lutheran Parish officiating. Interment took place in the family cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 May 1946
Last Rites Held For MISS MATTIE JANE KEYSER
Last rites were held yesterday afternoon for Miss Mattie Jane Keyser, 91, beloved resident of Stanley, who passed away at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 13th, at the home of her cousin, Mrs. Bessie Huffman, with whom she had been residing since her health began to fail several months ago.
Miss Keyser was the last member of her family and was in her 92nd year. She was born on January 10, 1855, the daughter of the late Hardin and Mary Taylor Keyser, of Stanley.
Her deceased brothers and sisters are: Mrs. James Phillips, Miss Lizzie Keyser, George Keyser and Mrs. Sam Frye.
Rev. W.J. Whitesell and Rev. G.H.H. Tyler were in charge of the last rites yesterday which were held from Graves Chapel. Interment was in the chapel cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Feb 1945
Death of Mrs. C.O. KIBLER
Mrs. Ella Callary Kibler, age 56 years, died at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital on Sunday, February 11, 1945, after an illness of a few days.
... The immediate cause of her death was spinal meningitis.
She was born on August 9th, 1888 at Keedysville, Md., and was the daughter of the late J.K. and Mrs. Callary. Her father was a well known N. & W. stone mason foreman.
Most of her life was spent in and near Shenandoah... Mrs. Kibler was a devoted member of the Christian Church. She was married in 1910 to Charles Oliver Kibler, who with the following children survives: Clinton Kibler, Miss Corilla Kibler, Joe Kibler, Mrs. Mary Painter at home, and Pvt. Homer Kibler, overseas. She is also survived by the following brothers: Tom Callary, Banning, Pa., and Rudolph Callary. Two brothers, Siebert Callary and Mike N. Callary are deceased. One son, John Kibler, was accidently shot several years ago.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Feb 1945
Death of JACOB D. KIBLINGER
Jacob D. Kiblinger, 84, all his life well known throughout Page County of which he was a native, died Wednesday, January 17th at his home in Fisherville, Augusta County, where he had been residing for many years. He was a member of one of the oldest families of the county, his parents being the late Francis and Angeline Kite Kiblinger, of Marksville District. His parental home is the one now owned by Mr. and Mrs. William H. Miller, located in the Ida Valley.
The departure of Mr. Kiblinger from Page in no way prevented his annual visits “back home”, as he always referred to his native heath…
The deceased’s wife has been dead about twelve years. She was Mary Hoak, daughter of the late Gideon Hoak. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. C.A. Kite, of Augusta County; two sons, Ernest and Daniel Kiblinger, at home. Two daughters are dead. He has one sister, Mrs. Flora Osborne, of Westville, Ohio, and two half sisters: Mrs. William H. Miller, of Ida, and Mrs. Herbert Cave, of Stanley. One brother, William Kiblinger, and a sister, Miss Lee Kiblinger, are dead. Mrs. Grover Miller, of Luray, is a niece of the late Mr. Kiblinger.
The burial of Mr. Kiblinger in Augusta County was held January 19th…
Page News & Courier, Friday 22 Mar 1940
MRS. SARAH KIBLINGER Passes
Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Kiblinger, a resident of the Stanley section for many years, passed away at her home near Kiblinger’s Store yesterday, Thursday, March 21, after an illness of the past ten weeks. She had reached the age of 93 years, having been born in Greene County in the year 1847.
In November 1868 she married Francis Kiblinger and to this union the following children were born: Mrs. William H. miller, of Stanley; J.K. Kiblinger, of Fishersville; Mrs. George H. Cave, of Stanley, and Mrs. Flora B. Osborn of Westville, Ohio.
Mrs. Kiblinger was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and was very active in her church work…
The funeral services will be held from the home tomorrow, Saturday,a t 2 p.m. with the Reverends W.J. Whitesell, Stickley and J.E. Tucker in charge.
Interment will take place in the Kiblinger graveyard.
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Sep 1942
Death of MRS. DANIEL R. KITE
Mrs. Leah Renalds Kite, 80, wife of Daniel Rufus Kite, died at her home in Culpeper last Friday, following a protracted illness. Her husband is a near relative of the widely known Kite family of Page county, who has been living in Culpeper and Madison counties for many years, in both of which counties he has been a merchant. Mrs. Kite, before marriage, was Miss Leah Renalds, of Madison county. She was a near relative of the family of the late William R. Renalds, of Luray, who was at one time owner and operator of Willow Grove Mill, south of this place. The burial of Mrs. Kite took place in Culpeper on Monday of this week, many relatives from Page and Madison being in attendance. Mr. Kite has been dead about ten years. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mattie Renalds Skinner of Alexandria, and two brothers, W.A. Renalds, also of Alexandria, and E.S. Renalds, of Marshall, Fauquier county...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 20 May 1941
MRS. JAMES C. KITE Passes In Prime of Life
The death of Mrs. Ethel Huffman Kite, beloved wife of James C. Kite, south of Luray, who died at the University Hospital on Sunday, May 18, at the age of 47 years, has filled this community with great sorrow and sadness. Although she had been in declining health for four months he death came as a great shock...
... a devout member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Grove Hill... past president and secretary of the Missionary Society of the St. Mark's Lutheran Church where she attended since moving to Luray and an active member of the Ladies Aid Society...
The deceased was born October 18th, 1893, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank Huffman of the Grove Hill section. She resided her entire life in Page County where she attended the public schools. She married James C. Kite on Nov. 18th, 1914, the family maintaining residence in the Grove Hill section until 1936 when they moved to Luray. Besides her husband, Mrs. Kite is survived by two children: Mrs. Paul (Louise) Campbell, of Luray, and James Albert Kite, a cadet in the U.S. Air Corps at Rantone, Ill. Surviving sisters are Mrs. W. Clyde Koontz, of Verbena, and Mrs. Eugene M. Spitler, of Luray. The deceased is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Alice Huffman, of Luray.
The remains will lie in state today, May 20th, in St. Paul's Church near Grove Hill from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. when the rites will take place. Interment will take place in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Jan 1941
Death of WILLIAM H. KITE
This community was deeply shocked and grieved yesterday to learn of the death of William H. Kite, well known citizen of Shenandoah. Mr. Kite was a lifelong member of the Brick Church where the funeral will be conducted on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. The deceased was the son of the late John D. and Barbara A. Kite...
He is survived by his wife, four sons and a daughter, ten grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and his brother, D.D. Kite.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 7 Jan 1941
Death of W.H. KITE
William Henry Kite, age 67 years, died at his home two miles north of Shenandoah on Thursday, Jan. 2, 1940 after an illness of two months with complications.
Mr. Kite was a progressive farmer and highly esteemed in this neighborhood where he had spent his entire life. He owned the I.F. Kite farm at which place he was living at the time of his death.
He was the son of the late John D. and Barbara A. Kite. His father preceded him in death nine years ago and his mother 20 years ago.
He had been a consistent member of the Lutheran Church since his youth. He was married forty-seven years ago to Miss Laura Foltz, who, with the following children, survive: Perry D. Kite, Mrs. (Eula) Seldon Kite, of Elkton, Mervie Kite, Elbert Kite and Virgil Kite. He is also survived by one brother D.D. Kite.
The funeral was conducted on Saturday morning, Jan. 4, at 11 o'clock by his pastor, the Rev. L.A. Wertz, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with interment in that cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 13 May 1940
W.R. KITE, Formerly of Page, Expires
Suddenly stricken with a heart attack, W.R. Kite, 72, died Monday night, April 29, at his home in Armstrong, Illinois.
A native of Stanley, Virginia, he was born November 1, 1868 and was married March 26, 1905 to Miss Maude Jones. They moved to Illinois twenty five years ago and he was engaged in farming until 1935 when he moved to Armstrong.
Surviving are his widow, two daughters, Mrs. E.C. Woodrum, of Danville and Inez, at home; a son, Ray of Chicago; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lyn Rose, of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. F.M. Phillips, of Shenandoah, Virginia; a brother, L.V. Kite, of Stanley, Virginia and a number of nephews and nieces.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Methodist Church in Armstrong, the Reverend William Bennett officiating. Burial took place in Sunset Memorial Park...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 19 Apr 1945
Death of CHARLES W. KNIGHT
The body of Charles William Knight, 72, of the Stanley section, was found in the Shenandoah River, near Alma, on Saturday of last week. Dr. George H. Long, county coroner, returned a verdict of suicide and said the body had been in the water since last Wednesday when the deceased was first missed.
Born on September 28, 1872 near Stanley, he was a son of the late Jacob Knight and Mary Ann Good Knight. His wife, who was before marriage, Miranda Painter has been dead a number of years.
He is survived by two daughters: Misses Cora Lee and Mary Catherine Knight, of Stanley, and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Lucy Price, Mrs. Susie Good, Mrs. Fannie Morris and John Knight, all of Stanley, and Isaac B. Knight, of Alma.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Stanley Adventist Church with Rev. J.B. Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Dec 1942
J.F. KNIGHT Dies In Shenandoah County
Jacob Franklin Knight, 69, a native of Page county, son of the late Jacob and Mary Good Knight, who was born in the Stanley neighborhood, died last Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mattie F. Dinges, near New Market, Shenandoah county. He had been in failing health for a number of years and for the last ten or twelve years had been making his home with Mrs. Dinges, mentioned above.
Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Mattie Dinges, Mrs. Lena May Printz, of Luray, and Grover Knight, of New Market. His wife the former Miss Ada Blosser, of Stanley, has been dead for the last 31 years. Mr. Knight has tow or three brothers, all of them believed to be living in Marksville district.
Sisters of the deceased wife of Jacob F. Knight were the late Mrs. Walter Long, the late Mrs. Early Breeden, Mrs. Viola Painter, Mrs. David Good, Mrs. David Painter and Mrs. John L. Stroop, living near Luray.
The Knight family is one of the oldest in Page county, all of them esteemed for their integrity, honesty and industry. The body of the late Mr. Knight was taken to Woodstock in preparation for interment, which took place last Saturday in the Seventh Day Adventist Church cemetery, Stanley. The funeral services were conducted by Elder John B. Jenkins, of the Old School Baptist Church, who had known the deceased practically all of his life.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Jan 1945
Last Rites Held For MRS. JAMINA KNIGHT
Mrs. Jamina Knight, 88, former resident of Page County, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.A. Smeadley, of Hagerstown, on Monday of this week at 8:00 a.m. The body was brought to Luray and funeral services were held yesterday afternoon from the Methodist Church with Rev. E.N. Hassell officiating.
The deceased was before marriage a Miss Henry of the Bixler’s Ferry section. Her husband, Charles Knight, preceded her in death several years ago.
She leaves six daughters: Mrs. W.A. Smeadley, Mrs. RK. Sipes, Mrs. Cora Henry, Mrs. Earl Godford, Mrs. R.C. Randall and Mrs. Anna Black, all of Hagerstown.
Interment took place in Evergreen Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Apr 1940
MRS. JOHN W. KNIGHT Dies Suddenly
The news of the sudden passing of Mrs. John W. Knight, of the Marksville section, east of Stanley, on Thursday night, April 4 about 6 p.m., was soon spread over the community of Stanley and nearby territory.
Mrs. Knight has been residing at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. EL. Knight, for sometime. Her sudden passing came as a distinct shock to her family.
She had reached the age of 76 years. E.L. Knight and a half-sister in Martinsburg are among the children surviving.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Bethlehem Christian Church, near Kiblinger’s Store, and interment will take place in the Rev. Taylor cemetery.
A fuller account will be given in our next issue.
MRS. JOHN W. KNIGHT
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 9 Apr 1940
The Funeral of Mrs. John W. Knight
The last rites for Mrs. John W. Knight were held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Bethlehem Christian Church... Although she was not of advanced age, her health had not been the best for several years and her passing was not entirely unexpected by members of her immediate family. She had been residing with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Knight, for several years, who had tenderly cared for her.
The surviving children are: E.L. Knight, Harry knight and Vernon Knight, all of Stanley section.
The Revereneds F.A. Blosser, of Joppa, Md., and Henry M. Ware, were in charge of the Stanley section.
Interment took place in the Taylor cemetery in the Kiblinger Store section.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Mar 1945
Mrs. Knight Dies In Martinsburg (MRS. LAURA N.)
Mrs. Laura N. Knight, 67, a native of Page County, died at her home in Martinsburg, W.Va., on Monday, February 5th, after an illness of several weeks.
Born near Luray, she was the daughter of the late John and Dianna Young Richards and went to live in Martinsburg about thirty years ago. She had been a member of the Christian Church in Martinsburg for many years.
Surviving are her husband, Charles R. Knight; three daughters, Mrs. Corinne Wilson, of Hagerstown, Md., Mrs. Mary Murphy, and Mrs. Elizabeth Pifer, both of Martinsburg; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Ida Richards, of Martinsburg, Mrs. Mary Miller, of Luray, and one brother, J.C. Richards, also of Luray.
Services were held Thursday, February 8th, from Kogelschatz and Coffman Chapel in Martinsburg with Rev. Albert C. Hofrichter, Jr. and Rev. Roy Schmucker officiating. Interment was in Green Hill Cemetery, Martinsburg.
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Oct 1940
Death of MILDRED KNIGHT
Mildred Knight, 14, of Stanley, died in Harrisonburg at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital on Tuesday morning of this week of a ruptured appendix. She is the daughter of Cora Knight, of Stanley. The funeral took place Thursday morning at the Stanley Adventist Church with Eld. J.B. Jenkins officiating.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 2 Jul 1940
Death of Aged Alma Woman (MRS. NANCY REBECCA KNIGHT)
Mrs. Nancy Rebecca Knight, of the Alma section, departed this life on Saturday, June 29th, after a lingering illness. She had been an invalid for a number of years, death coming as a result of complication of diseases. She was 85 years, 9 months and 7 days of age.
Mrs. Knight was the wife of George W. Knight, of Alma, who departed this life about eighteen years ago. She leaves one son, Thomas W. Knight, of Alma, and one daughter, Mollie A. Huffman, of Grove Hill.
Despite Mrs. Knight’s affliction in her later years she always was kindly and cheerful. She had scores of friends and her accounts of the pioneer days in Page County are still a treasure in the memories of those who were in contact with her.
Mrs. Knight, who before marriage was Miss Nancy Rebecca Aleshire, of the Alma section, was born September 22, 1854, and throughout her long and useful life lived in this county. She joined the Alma Old School Baptist Church when a young woman…
Deceased brothers and sisters of Mrs. Knight are: John W. Aleshire, of Kansas; Isaac Aleshire, of Page County; John Edward Aleshire, of Baltimore; Mrs. Jennie Seekford and Mrs. Sallie A. Lucas, of Page County, who expired several years ago.
The funeral was held yesterday at the Alma Old School Baptist Church with a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives in attendance. Eld. J.B. Jenkins officiated with interment in the Alma cemetery…
Page News & Courier, Thursday 28 Apr 1949
Native of Stanley Dies In Harrisonburg (REUBEN ASHBY KNIGHT)
Reuben Ashby Knight, 54, of 685, East Rock Street, Harrisonburg, died at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Friday morning at 4:40 a.m., after a long illness. He had been a patient at the hospital for the past five months.
The son of John W. and the late Agnes Price Knight he was born May 5, 1894, at Stanley, Va., where he spent his early life and attended the local schools. He was a member of the New School Baptist Church at Stanley for a number of years.
On December 9, 1919, he was united in marriage to Miss Victoria Donovan, who survives him.
He was employed for eight years by Stanley Mills, and four years by Quaintance Farms of Stanley. He was also employed by the Page Milling Company, of Luray, for two years prior to moving to Harrisonburg in 1937. Since that time he was emploted by Hirsh Brothers and for the past four years resided in Keezletown on the Shomo Farm until July of last year when he was taken ill.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. from the Adventist Church, Stanley, Virginia, with the Rev. S.E. Madren, of Elkton, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Surviving are: his wife, Mrs. Victoria Donovan Knight; three daughters, Mrs. Ralph Taylor, Mrs. Dewey Hinegardner and Jessie Ann Knight; four sons, James, Isaac, Loring and Howard Knight, and two grandchildren, all of Harrisonburg; his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Knight, of Stanley; five sisters, Miss Bertha Knight, Mrs. Minnie Hilliards, Mrs. Reda Foltz, Mrs. Agnes Taylor, all of Stanley, and Mrs. Louise Fristoe, of Luray; five brothers, James, George Washington, Robert and Bud Knight, all of Stanley, and Johnny Knight, of Luray.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Nov 1945
Funeral Services Held For THOMAS W. KNIGHT
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m., from the Alma Lutheran Church for Thomas William Knight, 63, who passed away at his home at Alma on Thursday night of last week, after an illness of more than two years.
Mr. Knight, a well known farmer in the Alma section, was born in that community on July 27, 1882, the son of the late George W. Knight and Rebecca Aleshire Knight. In 1916 he married Miss Mina Donovan, of Page, who survives him with one daughter, Martha Marie Knight. A son, William Lee Knight, died nineteen years ago. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Hunter (Mollie) Huffman, of Grove Hill.
Elder Ben Seekford, of Washington, D.C., conducted the funeral service. Interment was in the Alma Lutheran Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 27 May 1941
WILLIS KNIGHT Meets Tragic Death
Though the details are meager and far from complete, not enough being known to say whether the sudden death that befell Willis Knight, 37, in Martinsburg, W.Va., Saturday night, May 17, was due to an accident when he fell down a flight of steps or was knocked down by someone whose name has not been made known the passing of Mr. Knight is not without local significance. Willis Knight is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Knight, both natives of Page county, the former having been born in the Stanley neighborhood and the latter being a daughter of the late John W. Richards, the old time chair maker who for many years lived in Ida Hollow, a mile or more above Jenkins' store and who for many years lived at the present home of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac F. Miller, near Grace Lutheran church at Ida. The wife of Robert Knight before marriage was Miss Laura Knight. The latter is a sister of Mrs. Isaac Miller, referred to above, a sister of John C. Richards, the Luray chair maker and a sister of Miss Ida Richards, for a long time one of the officials of the King's Daughter's hospital, in Martinsburg... Both the Richards and Knight families for years have been known in Page County Willis Knight was married, and has one child, a daughter. The funeral was attended on Monday in Martinsburg by John C. Richards and his two sons, Clarence and Marvin, of Luray.
Page News & Courier, Friday 2 Feb 1940
Death of Former Shenandoah Resident, MRS. LAURA KNIGHTON
Mrs. Laura Miller Knighton died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.A. Simmons, January 23, 1940.
Mrs. Knighton was the daughter of the late Hamilton H. Miller and Rebecca Louderback Miller. Her childhood was spent in Shenandoah, also her early life. Her mother was a sister to D.S., J.P., and G.W. Louderback. Her father was one of the pioneers of Shenandoah (Milnes) being associated with the Milnes family in establishing the forge here...
She spent her later life in Washington, D.C. Her husband died several years ago and her only son, William Knighton was gassed in France, dying several years later.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J.A. Simmons and Mrs. Wayne Simmons, of Washington, D.C. Her funeral was conducted from the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.A. Simmons, with interment in Washington by the side of her husband and son.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 10 Jan 1946
Death of JOHN M. KNOTT
John M. Knott, 83, passed away Thursday of last week at 4:00 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Leila Price of east Luray after a long illness.
A son of the late James H. and Rebecca Jenkins Knott, he was born in Page County on November 11, 1862. He was a member of the Brethren Church.
His wife, Alice A. Strickler, preceded him in death several years ago. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Walter (Annie) Deavers, of Rileyville, Mrs. James (Laura) Laconia, Mrs. Charlie (Lelia) Price and Walter Knott, of Luray, Edward Knott, of Stanley, and Ernest Knott, of Berryville. His deceased children are: Wilbert, John, Nellie and Alice Knott. His brother and sisters who have preceded him in death are: James E. Knott, Mrs. Hattie V. Knott and Mrs. Mary Edwards.
Rev. Donald Royer conducted the funeral services which were held at Beahm’s Chapel Sunday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in the chapel cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Oct 1943
Death of MRS. MAGGIE VIRGINIA KNOTT
The death of Mrs. Maggie Virginia Knott, occurred on Monday of this week. It was not until about three weeks ago that her condition became serious and she was taken to the Rockingham Memorial Hospital where she remained about a week. Later she was taken to the local hospital where she passed away at 8:55 on Monday evening.
A lifelong resident of Page County, the aged lady was well known here. She was born north of Luray on December 6, 1871 and was the daughter of the late John and Nancy Wright. In 1891 she was united in marriage to Edward Knott, of Luray. He has been deceased thirty-seven years.
Mrs. Knott is survived by three sons and one daughter: Jesse J., Edward Lee, Elmer Knott, all of Luray and Mrs. Harry (May) Judd, of Kimball. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Annie West, of Baltimore and three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
A brother, John Wright, Jr., of Baltimore, is deceased.
The funeral will be held today (Thursday) at 2:30 p.m. from her late home in east Luray with her pastor, Rev. W.A. Blankenbakre, officiating. Dr. Ray Smith will assist. The interment will be in Green Hill Cemetary...
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Mar 1941
Death of EVERETT CECIL KOONTZ
Everett Cecil Koontz, age 62 years, died at the R.M. Hospital, Harrisonburg, on Wednesday, March 26th at 11:45 p.m. Victim of an unfortunate accident two weeks ago, Mr. Koontz had been taken to the hospital by his family, where everything was down for him, but he failed to respond to the treatment.
He was a lifelong resident of the Marksville district, where he was born the son of Charles G. and Sallie Aleshire Koontz. After attending “Locust Dale” school, Mr. Koontz became one of the prominent farmers of his neighborhood. In 1901 he was married to Miss Edna Wolfersberger by the Rev. J.R. Brown at the Stanley Baptist Church, of which he was a member. His wife survives him with two children, Mrs. Pauline Elizabeth Koontz Manson, of Washington, D.C., and Leonard Leo Koontz, of Stanley.
He had three brothers, two of whom are deceased, Mahlon and Glenn, and one surviving, R.D. Koontz, all of Stanley.
The body was brought to the Tucker Funeral Home where it was removed to the home of R.D. Koontz on Thursday. It will lie in state until the funeral at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. The services will be conducted by Rev. W.J. Whitsell with interment in the family graveyard…
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 7 Apr 1942
DON LILLARD Passes Away
Don P. Lillard, 72 years, 5 months and 28 days of age, known in Luray all his life, having been born on Court Street in 1869, a son of the late Trenton W. and Elizabeth Rider Lillard, died at his home on Mechanic Street last Friday night between 11 and 12 o'clock. For a number of years a complication of diseases has been making inroads on his once rugged constitution.
... His wide acquaintance throughout the county, brought in part by an earlier association with his late father in the blacksmith, gunsmith and allied occupational callings...
In the earlier days of plumbing in Luray, Don Lillard was one of the first to be of service during the installation of the Luray water systemt and similar projects throughout the county. During the time when his late father, Trenton Lillard, operated a plant in Luray that gave the old carbon electric lights to the Luray Caverns the younger Lillard fell in love with everything associated with the mysteries of electricity and became one of the most versatile mechanics in this section.
At different times he operated blacksmith shops in Luray and to this day there are many evidences of his handiwork and skill scattered throughout the county and other parts of the Shenandoah Valley. In the line of gun-making, revolver repairing and the unraveling of padlock mysteries he was regarded as a wizard. In the earlier mysterious workings of automobiles when common laymen knew little about their management and experts of that time knew only a little more, his ready adaptability in correcting the defects of machines made Don Lillard an indispensable and dependable factor.
Many years ago the late Mr. Lillard married Miss Hattie Short, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Short, of Leaksville. Mrs. Lillard died in 1932. One or two children of the couple died in infancy. Almost since the death of Mrs. Lillard his comfort and welfare have been looked after by Mrs. Martha Henderson, a near relative.
The family of Trenton Lillard was one of the first- if not the first- to make their home on Mechanic Street. Some say that the rear part of the Lillard home was the first building erected on Mechanic Street.
The deceased was a member of Main Street Baptist Church, this place, for many years. He was also a member of Lafayette Masonic Lodge, Luray...
The interment took place in the Leaksville cemetery yesterday (Monday)... The burial services were in charge of the Masonic Order. The funeral services were in charge of the Rev. Griffin Henderson, pastor of Main Street Baptist Church, Luray, assisted by the Rev. R.E. Newton, pastor of the Leaksville church, and Eld. A.W. Campbell.
The surviving brothers and sisters of the late Mr. Lillard are Mrs. Virgie Webb, of Washington, who has been with her brother for the two months or more; Mrs. Lydia Gould, of Middletown, Ohio; Wil...NEED REST OF ARTICLE
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Apr 1941
Death of MRS. A.J. LAM
Mrs. Lizzie VInes Lam, age 60, wife of A.J. Lam, died suddenly at her home on April 8.
She had been a life long resident of Shenandoah...
She was a member of the Methodist Church and was married on Feb. 13, 1899 to Mr. Lam.
She is survived by her husband and the following children, Miss Mary Lam, in Texas, Mrs. Nellie Clem, Evelyn, Siebert and Jack, Jr., at home, and Jennings, in Baltimore.
Her funeral was conducted on Thursday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. J.E. White and Rev. John W. Henderson.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Nov 1945
Death of EMANUEL H. LAM
Emanuel Hezekiah Lam, 93, died Wednesday, November 14th, at 8:00 p.m. at his home four miles west of Shenandoah. He had been in ill health about fourteen months.
He was born March 12, 1852, at Elkton, Va., and was the son of the late Mathew and Annie Lam.
Surviving are his wife, formerly Lucy Jenkins, and the following children: Mrs. Ralph R. Kling, Mrs. Raymond Lam, of Luray, Mrs. Nathan A. Watson, Mrs. Lester Jarrell, Bela M. Lam, Charles H. Lam, Mrs. Kenneth Wilson, and Miss Addie Lam, all of Elkton. He also leaves ten grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. William Thomas, of Stanley, Mrs. Amiss Meadows, Zeb W. Lam, James M. Lam, all of Elkton, and Walter A. Lam, of Stanley. Deceased members of the family are: Wesley Lam, Alexander Lam, Mrs. Harriet McDonnell, Mrs. Lucy Colvin, T. Henry Lam and Z. Bela Lam.
The deceased was a member of the Methodist Church of Elkton where he had lived the greater part of his life. He moved several years ago to Shenandoah. Mr. Lam was an active farmer until about ten years ago when his health began to fail.
Last rites were held at his late home four miles west of Shenandoah, November 17th, at 2:00 p.m. Rev. G.A. Cave officiated, assisted by Rev. Brubaker. Interment was in the family lot at Jolletts.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 18 Mar 1941
GEO. W. LAM, 71, Dies At Elkton
George William Lam, 71, a farmer, residing on the outskirts of Elkton, died suddenly at his home at 9:00 o’clock Saturday morning of last week.
Surviving are his wife, eight children, Ernest, Lester, Henry and Irving Lam, of Elkton, George Lam, of Philadelphia, Pa.; Millard Lam, of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Mrs. Lilly Dawson and Mrs. Delphia Dean, of Elkton; 31 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Anna Grim, of Elkton; and three brothers, Jackson Lam, of Shenandoah, and Chap and Ashby Lam, of Elkton.
The funeral was conducted Monday afternoon at two o’clock from the Elkton Pentecostal Church, the Rev. Ridenour officiating. Interment was in Elk Run cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 23 Jan 1940
Dies At Shenandoah (GROVER W. LAM)
Grover W. Lam, 50, died at his home in Shenandoah Monday at an early hour after an illness of several weeks of a kidney ailment. Mr. Lam had been a machinist helper in the N. & W. Shops at Shenandoah for years.
He is survived by his wife, who was before marriage, Miss Bessie Michael, of McGaheysville and the following children; Hazel, Earl, Cecil, Gillian, Russel, Grover and Berling, of Page and Rockingham.
Also the following brothers and sisters survive Lester Lam, Winchester; L.E. Lam, C.E. Lam, near Elkton; Robert Lam, Detroit; Hartle Lam, Detroit; Joe Lam, Pennsylvania; Mrs. Dora Baugher, Mrs. Sallie Hensley, Mrs. Alice Odon, and Mrs. Ruth Leak, all of near McGaheysville.
The funeral will be held from the Mt. Olivet church, McGaheysville, Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Burial at McGaheysville.
Page News & Courier, Friday 7 Aug 1942
LLOYD LAM Drowns Near Shenandoah
Lloyd Lam, age 18 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Lam, of Weaver's Hollow, Page County, was drowned Saturday morning about 11 o'clock in the Shenandoah River a few miles south of Shenandoah.
Lloyd, with his brother, Richard Lam, and a cousin, was fishing in the Shenandoah River wading about in the stream, when according to the statements of his two companions, he stepped in a deep hole. He was considered a good swimmer, but they think he strangled as his head went under the water. They tried to save him, but became so exhausted they had to return to the bank of the river. The alarm was sounded and the Shenandoah firemen were soon on the scene. His body was soon discovered by Layton Whiteside. Artificial respiration was tried which proved fruitless to revive him.
His is survived by his parents and two brothers, Orlin and Richard Lam. The funeral was conducted from the Weaver Hollow Church on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial was at Jollett Hollow.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 19 Nov 1942
Death of MRS. SIEBERT LAM
Mrs. Grace McDorman Lam, age 41, wife of Siebert Lam, died at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 10th. Mrs. Lam was taken suddenly ill on Saturday and rushed to the hospital where she died on Tuesday.
She is survived by her husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles McDorman, of Martinsburg, W.Va., and two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Shifflett, of Elkton, and Miss Gayle Lam, of Baltimore.
Her funeral was conducted from her late home on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. E.E. Sumper, assisted by Rev. John Henderson. Interment was in the U.B. Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Mar 1945
ALEX LAM Rites At Elkton Sunday
Thomas Alexander Lam, age 70, storekeeper, Chesapeake Western Railway, Elkton, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 1945, at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He had been in failing health for a year and a half but worked until shortly before his death.
He was the son of the late Charles B. and Lucinda Lam and was born near Elkton, Va., on August 1, 1874.
On Decemeber 28, 1889 he was united in marriage to Minnie E. Meadows who survives him. He is also survived by the following children: Mrs. H.L. Jackson, Penn Leird; Stuart B. Lam, Staunton, and Mrs. E.W. White, Roanoke. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Edward Lam, McMullen; Lemuel Lam, Elkton; Sylvester Lam, Tenth Legion; Mrs. George E. Meadows, Herkimer, N.Y.; Mrs. Virgie Delaughter, Elkton; and Mrs. Raymond Brown, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Mr. Lam joined the United Brethren Church at Thoroughfare in 1897 and in 1899 transfered his membership to the St. Paul's United Brethren Church in Elkton, in which church he served faithfully as a member of the Board of Trustees...
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday from the Elkton United Brethren Church, the Rev. Floyd L. Fulk officiating.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 23 May 1941
W.H.P. LAM, of Mt. Zion, Dies
W.H.P. Lam, 70, well known farmer of the Mt. Zion section, died Tuesday morning at his home following a short illness.
Mr. Lam was a son of the late William H. and Sarah B. Lam, and was well known throughout the Mt. Zion section.
Besides his wife, Mrs. Nettie Lam, he is survived by eleven children, Miss Nina Lam, of Pennsylvania; Albert and Ernest Lam, of Carmel, N.Y.; Howard and Roy Lam, of Chains, Mass.; Misses Nora and Mae Lam, of Shenandoah, and Ada, Christine, John, Leon and Cecil Lam, at home; three brothers, Gene and Warfield, of McGaneysville and Joseph Lam of Shenandoah, and two sisters Miss Rebecca Lam and Mrs. Lydia Baker, of Martinsburg, W.Va.
Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 10:30 from the Mt. Zion Church with friends meeting at the home at 10 o’clock. Services were conducted by Rev. O.W. Ritchie. Services at the grave in McGaheysville cemetery were in charge of the Junior Order.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Mar 1947
Unexpected Death of W.Z. LAM
William Zebadee Lam died unexpectly at his home in Weaver Hollow at four o’clock Monday afternoon of last week following an illness of a few hours. Though Mr. Lam had been a great sufferer for the past 12 or 15 years, he had been in his usual health until noon when he was stricken.
The son of the late Mathew and Annie Lam, he was born Dec. 9, 1856. On February 12, 1880 he married Lurainey E. Meadows, who survives with ten of the thirteen children that were born to their union. Those surviving are, George Wm., Charles Lewis, Rosette V., Burleigh J. Lessie C., Flossie J., Canie A., Roy L., Cletus S., and Reda V. Lam. Dorothy and Elzie died in infancy and Tressie passed away three years ago. Two surviving brothers are Walter and James Lam and two sisters surviving are, Mrs. Jennie Thomas and Drucilla Meadows. Also surviving are 37 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren and one great great grand child.
Funeral services were held from the Pentecost church in Weaver Hollow.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Jan 1944
Death of MRS. WINFIELD LAM
Mrs. Ella D. Lam, 68, wife of Winfield Lam, died at her home near McGaheysville on Friday January 7, 1944, after a long illness.
Mrs. Lam was the daughter of the late Alexander and Harriet Haynes Michael and was born on August 15, 1876, in the Mt. Zion section where she spent her entire life.
Besides her husband she is survived by the following children: Mrs. Frank Good and Mrs. Floyd Turner, both of Shenandoah, Mrs. Jesse Givens, of Washington, D.C., Theodore Lam, of Elkton, and Ellis Lam, at home, and two sisters, Miss Irene Rion, of Mt. Zion, and Mrs. Lucy Michael, of Elkton, and five grandchildren.
Mrs. Lam was a devoted member of the U.B. Church...
The funeral services were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. Floyd Fulk, assisted by Rev. D.M. Spence at 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon from the Mt. Olive Church. Burial was in the McGaheysville Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Jul 1949
Elkton Man Takes Life (SAMUEL NICHOLAS LAMB)
Samuel Nicholas Lamb, 56, a Virginia Electric Power Company worker, died of a self-inflicted shotgun blast at his home at Mt. Pleasant, five and one-half miles east of Elkton shortly after ten o’clock Monday night.
Although he had worked Monday, Mr. Lamb had been in failing health for the past eighteen months.
Sheriff S.H. Callender said Mr. Lamb used a shotgun held at close range…
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cardelia Lamb, three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Frances Hensley, Mrs. Catherine Pearl Dean, and Mrs. Ella Ree Lamb, all of near Elkton. He also leaves one brother, Alfred Lamb, and one sister, Mrs. Ethel Thompson, both of Elkton.
Funeral services will be held this morning at 10:30 from the Mt. Pleasant Church with the Rev. Carroll Goodridge, assisted by the Rev. Gert Cave, in charge of the services. Burial will be in the Elk Run Cemetery of Elkton.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Jul 1948
Death of MRS. W.W. LAWSON
Mrs. Minnie Comer Lawson, 56, a native of Shenandoah and wife of Walter Watson Lawson, died Monday at her home in Cleveland, Ohio.
A daughter of W.R.A. Comer and the late Marguerite Dalton Comer, she was born Dec. 29, 1891, in Shenandoah. In June, 1910, she married Bertus Kite, who died in 1918. To this union were born three children, Mrs. Virginia Kite Rhodes, of Roanoke, Mrs. Paul (Hazel) Thacker, of Bridgewater, and a daughter who preceded her in death.
In May, 1925, she married Walter Watson Lawson, of Superior, Wisc., who survive sher. To this union were born two children, Miss Betty Jean Lawson, at home, and a child who died in infancy.
Mrs. Lawson was a member of the Christian Church.
Besides her husband and three daughters, she is survived by her father, W.R.A. Comer, two sisters, Mrs. S. Bartlett, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. H.H. Fitch, of Orange, Va., and one brother, Russell H. Comer, of Naked Creek, one granddaughter, Sandra Lee Thacker, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Christian Church with the Rev. C.M. Ford in charge. Burial was in the U.B. Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Jan 1945
Death of E.P. LILLARD
Esmond Printz Lillard, age 59, died at his late home on Virginia Avenue on Monday, January 8th, after several weeks' illness.
... He was a well known carpenter and contractor, and had endeared himself to many since coming to Shenandoah from Stony Man, near Luray, where he was born in 1885.
He was the son of the late George and Arbelia Printz Lillard. His mother later married William Morrison. She preceded him in death eleven years ago.
Mr. Lillard leaves his wife, the former Miss Bettie Fox, and three children: Mrs. Tessie Cox, of Washington, D.C., Miss Edna Lillard, at home, and Leo, of the U.S. Army overseas.
He had been a life long member of the Lutheran Church and had held membership with St. Peter's congregation since moving to this community.
Last rites will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. from St. Peter's Lutheran Church with Rev. J.K. Cadwallader officiating. Interment will be in the U.B. Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 2 Jan 1947
Death of WALTER N. LONG
Walter N. Long, 72, died at his home north of Stanley last Thursday afternoon about 4:15 after an illness of about a month.
Mr. Long had been a lifelong resident of Page County…
He was a son of the late John and Polly Richards Long and was born on October 25, 1874. He was a farmer and a member of the Old School Baptist Church.
Twice married, his first wife was Miss Ida Blosser, who died many years ago. He is survived by his second wife, formerly Miss Ossie Good, and the following children: Mrs. Clarence (Josephine) Judd, of Luray, Eugene Long, of Marshall, Va., Mrs. James (Florine) Nauman, of Stanley, Mrs. Hubert (Pauline) Dovel, of Charles Town, W.Va., John Long, U.S. Marine Corps, San Bernandino, Cal., Benjamin Long, U.S. Marine Corps, Camp Lejuene, N.C., and Mrs. John (Katherine) Powers, of Flint Hill.
He also leaves a brother, John Long, of Luray.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the Mt. Zion Brethren Church with Elder Harvey Daily, of Sperryville, officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 5 Apr 1940
Death of MRS. BETTY ANN LOUDERBACK
Mrs. Betty Ann Louderback, wife of the late A.J. Louderback, of the Newport section, passed away at her home in Newport on Monday night, April 1, after a period of declining health for the past six months, Mrs. Louderback was born and reared in the Cub Run section and was the daughter of the late Noah and Mary Ann Kite Foltz. She was a member of one of the most prominent families of the Newport section.
Mrs. Louderback passed away at the age of 82 years and two months, having been born in the year 1858. This family has the honor of being among those of the “long lived”. A brother, Jack louderback, of Illinois, is still enjoying life at the age of 90. Other members of the family have attained ripe ages.
The surviving sister and brothers of Mrs. Louderback are: Mrs. Margie Ann Wilson, of Newport, and Jack and Grant Foltz, of Illinois. The deceased are: Mrs. Charles (Eva Ann) Huffman, of the Hawksbill section; Mrs. Ben Huffman, of the Rileyville section and Mrs. Dave Huffman of the Cub Run section. There were no children born to this union.
The funeral services were held on Wednesday of this week at 11 o’clock at the Newport Christian Church, of which she was a member, with her pastor the Rev. R.E. Newton in charge of the service. The body was laid to rest in the Newport Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 9 Apr 1940
The Funeral of MRS. BETTY LOUDERBACK
The funeral of Mrs. Betty Louderback was held from the Newport Christian Church on Wednesday morning at eleven o'clock. The services were conducted by her pastor Rev. Newton, assisted by Rev. E.L. Cave, of the Newport Church of the Brethren.
Mrs. Louderback was born at Newport where she spent her entire life. She was born January 29, 1858, being eighty-two years, two months and two days old. She was a daughter of the late Noah and Mary Ann Foltz, of Newport...
When a very young woman she was united in marriage with Jackson Louderback of Newport. Her husband preceded her in death about twenty-four years ago.
Mrs. Louderback, better known by the loving term "Aunt Betsy"... Her nephew, James Louderback, and wife, of Shenandoah, came to care for her... Friday her condition became critical and on Monday April 10 she passed to her reward.
Aunt Betsy was a life long member of the Christian Church of Newport...
She leaves two mourn her departure a sister, Mrs. Margaret Ann Wilson, of Newport, and two brothers, Jack Foltz, of Charles Town, Ill., and Grant Foltz, of Oakland, Ill., another sister, Mrs. Eva Huffman, of the Hawksbill, died about two months ago. She also leaves 72 nieces and nephews who are some of the outstanding citizens of Page County.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 30 Dec 1941
Death of DAVID LOUDERBACK
David Louderback, 81 years old, passed away at his home near Orange, Va., on Friday, December 26, 1941, at 7 o’clock. Mr. Louderback had been in ill health for a long time but it was with deep regret that his friends learn of his death.
He was born and spent the younger part of his life in Page county. It was after his marriage to Miss Ada Cubbage that he moved to Orange, where everyone that knew him had the highest respect for him. He is survived by his wife, there being no children born to this union.
Funeral services were held on Saturday at 11 o’clock from the Preedy Funeral Home. Interment took place in Graham cemetery…
Page News & Courier, Friday 31 Jul 1942
Death of J. SOLON LOUDERBACK
J. Solon Louderback, age 59, died at his home in Hagerstown at 11:00 o'clock Sunday morning, July 26th, after a prolonged illness.
... He was the son of the late Isaac and Elizabeth Louderback and was born and reared near Shenandoah.
He married Miss Nellie Pritchett, of Shenandoah, who survives him. He is also survived by the following brothers: C.E. Louderback, C.W. Louderback, of Shenandoah, I.N. Louderback, of Stanley, Ben Louderback, of Baltimore, Md., and one sister, Mrs. J.W. Frazier, of near Shenandoah.
Mr. Louderback spent most of his life with the Norfolk and Western Railway, being a very efficiatn engineer at the time of his illness. He was a member of the U.B. Church in Hagerstown.
The funeral was conducted on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Hagerstown. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in that city...
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Oct 1940
Death of A.H. LUCAS
A.H. Lucas, “Son” Lucas, age 54 years, died at his home in Shenandoah at 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 1940, after a brief illness. Mr. Lucas had been confined to his bed for two weeks but his death was unexpected.
He was the son of the late James A. Lucas and has spent his life in Shenandoah.
His wife, who before marriage was Miss Bessie Coverstown, survives, with five sons, Carl, Walter, Harry and David, of Shenandoah, and James, of Norfolk and two daughters Miss Hilda Lucas, of Washington, D.C., and Dorothy at home.
He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Myrtle and Mrs. Mattie Entler, of Hagerstown, and Mrs. Hettie Keim, of Shenandoah, and one brother, Harry E. Lucas, of Hagerstown.
The funeral was conducted from the U.B. Church on Thursday afternoon by Rev. Lee E. Sheaffer, with burial in the U.B. Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 2 Dec 1943
Death of MISS BESSIE SUSAN LUCAS
Miss Bessie Susan Lucas, age 51 years, died at her late home near Shenandoah, on Monday, November 29, after a brief illness. Death resulted from a heart attack.
Miss Lucas was the daughter of the late Richard Lucas and Regina Cubbage Lucas and had lived at the old home place since her birth. She was highly respected and loved by her friends…
Miss Lucas was a member of the United Brethren Church. She is survived by five brothers: W.H. Lucas, of Stanley, Lester Lucas, George Lucas and Reuben Lucas, all of Shenandoah, and Charles Lucas, at home. Two sisters: Mrs. Robert (Ada) Myers, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Miss Stella Lucas, at home, also survive.
The funeral was conducted from her late home on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock by her pastor, the Rev. P.W. Fisher. Burial was in the family burial plot…
Page News & Courier, Friday 4 Sep 1942
Death of MISS DOROTHY LUCAS
Miss Dorothy Lucas, age 14 years, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Bessie Lucas, on Friday afternoon at three o'clock after an illness of almost a year from heart trouble and its complications.
She attended the Baptist Sunday School and had almost completed Sixth grade at school. She was the daughter of the late Arthur (Son) Lucas and Mrs. Bessie Coverstone Lucas, who survives. She is also survived by the following brothers and sister: Carl Lucas, near Shenandoah; James Lucas, Norfolk, Va.; Walter, Harrya nd David, at home, and Miss Hilda Lucas, of Washington, D.C.
The funeral was conducted from the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Coverstone, on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock by the Rev. E.E. Sumpter. Interment was in the U.B. Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Nov 1947
Sudden Death of MRS. ISAAC LUCAS
Mrs. Isaac Lucas, 61 years of age, died last Friday morning at her home in Stanley. Her sudden death was received with deep regret by her family and friends.
Anna Elizabeth Lucas was born in the Stanley section March 16, 1886, the daughter of the late Reuben and Sarah Good. She has been a devoted member of the Adventist Church for the past 35 years and possessed a loving disposition that won her many friends.
She is survived by her husband, a foster-daughter, Miss Edith Foster, at home, and two brothers, Everette and Harry Good, of Luray.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 3:00 p.m., from the Stanley Adventist Church with Rev. Horton, of Harrisonburg, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 18 Mar 1943
MRS. MATTIE LUCAS Dies In Harrisonburg
Mrs. Mattie Virginia Lucas, 61, wife of Della A. Lucas and well-known resident of Harrisonburg and formerly of Page county, died Saturday morning of last week at 8:15 at her home on Newman Ave...
A daughter of the late John Calvin and Mary Walton Roudabush, on June 30, 1881. She had made her home in Harrisonburg for the past 35 or 40 years.
Mrs. Lucas was a faithful member of the Lutheran Church from childhood, and was active in the Muhlenberg Church work in Harrisonburg...
Besides her husband she is survived by her father, J.C. Roudabush, of Shenandoah; three daughters, Mrs. Alton Figgatt, of Harrisonburg; Mrs. A.D. Carroll, of Newport News; Mrs. Charles Hammond, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; seven grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. J.P. Hockman, of Shenandoah.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at three o'clock from the Lucas home on Newman Ave. Services were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. Allan H. Fenner. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 1 Apr 1941
Death of MRS. ORA ZELLA LUCAS
The community of Lucas Hollow was shocked to learn of the death of Mrs. Ora Zella Lucas, 32, who died in the Rockingham Memorial Hospital on Sunday, March 20th, about noon. Her death resulted from an illness of only three weeks.
The deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Lucas, of Lucas Hollow. She was born in 1909. At an early age she became a member of the Church of the Brethren…
The following children survive: Virginia, Francis, Robert, Iva, Ruby and Junior Eugene Lucas. Four brothers Oliver, Samuel, John and Elva Cubbage, also survive.
The body was brought from the R.M. Hospital on Sunday to the Tucker Funeral Home in Stanley.
Last rites for the deceased took place at Hilliards Chapel on Monday March 31st at 2:00 p.m. Rev. P.A. Freed was in charge of the services.
Page News & Courier, Thursday, 30 Jan 1947
WM J. LUCAS Found Dead
The body of William J. Lucas, 75, of the Keystone section, was found beneath a railroad trestle about two miles south of Stanley about 8:00 a.m., Sunday. Dr. George Long, county coroner, stated that Lucas had been dead about three hours when his body was spotted by a railroad employee. Mr. Lucas is said to have been in Cubbage Hollow and was on his way home when he either fell the 65 feet to the ground or was struck by a train.
Dr. Long stated, however, that he could find no evidence of his having been hit and plans to continue his investigation. Lucas suffered a broken back and several broken ribs.
The deceased was a son of the late George W., and Grace Jenkins, of Page County. He was born on April 21, 1871.
Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Ida McCoy and five daughters: Mrs. Oliver (Elizabeth) Short, Mrs. Georgie (Myrtle) Cubbage, Mrs. Ernest (Brownie) Cubbage, Mrs. John (Viola) Cubbage and Mrs. Dewey (Laura) Cubbage, all of Stanley. He also leaves the following brothers and sisters: Cleveland Lucas, Mrs. Maggie Knight, Mrs. Fannie E. Turner, all of Hagerstown, and Robert Lucas, of Washington, D.C. One brother, Charlie Lucas, of Hagerstown, is deceased.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Oliver Short, of Stanley, with Elder Ausby Cubbage, officiating. Burial took place in the family cemetery, at Honeyville.
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Nov 1941
Death of HUBERT MARTIN
The many friends of Isaac Hubert Martin were greatly grieved to learn of his death on Wednesday morning of this week about ten o'clock at his home in Kimball... He had reached the age of 67 years, two months and three days on the date of his death.
Mr. Martin was born in Rileyville on September 23, 1874, the son of William and Mary Connell Martin. He resided there until 13 years ago when he moved to Kimball. In his early life he was employed by the Norfolk and Western Railroad and left that work to accept employment with the State in connection with the highways. He was devoted to his church, having joined the Baptist in Rileyville 31 years ago...
In 1899 he married Miss Susie Hill, who survives, with the following children, Mrs. Page (Ollie) Shenk, of Kimball; Mrs. Landon (Odelle) Alger, of Rileyville; Mrs. Lester (Bernice) painter, of Luray; Mrs. Olin (Ruby) Shenk, of Kimball, and Louie, Glenwood and Phyllis, at home. Mr. Martin was one of sixteen children, but threre are only two brothers and two sisters surviving. They are, John Martin, of Kansas, Charley Martin, of Florida, Mrs. D.M. Kemp, of York, Pa., and Miss Ada Martin, of Luray...
Last rites will take place today (Friday- at 2:00 p.m. at Beahm's CHapel with the Rev. Kenneth M. Hayes, of Bentonville and the Rev. F.T. Fulcher, of Rileyville, officiating. Interment will be in the Beahm's Chapel cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 7 Jan 1943
Death of WILL E. MARTIN
William E. Martin, 48, of Alma, died at his home in that section on Thursday, December 31st, after an illness of only a few days. His death is attributed to pneumonia.
The son of William and Molly Jenkins Martin, deceased, he was born in 1894 in the community where he died. He had spent his life working as a farmer...
He married Miss Elva Smeltzer, who survives him with six small children. He also leaves the following brothers and sisters: Harry Martin, of Warren County, Charles Martin, of Akron, Ohio, Ben Martin, Jonah Martin, of Aliquippa, Pa., Mrs. Bertha Suttrin, of Flint Hill, Va., Mrs. May Flippo, of Harrisonburg, Va. and Miss Bessie Martin, of Hagerstown, Md. One sister, Mrs. Alice Monger, of Elkton, is deceased.
Last rites were conducted on Saturday, January 2nd, at 10:30 a.m. from the Old School Baptist Church at Alma, with Elder J.B. Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery at Alma.
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Jun 1942
Death of MRS. LULA B. MAUCK
The tragic death of Mrs. Lula Belle Mauck, aged resident of Stanley, on Wednesday afternoon of this week when she was struck at the railroad crossing in Stanley by a north bound N. & W. freight train...
Mrs. Mauck was the widow of the late D.L. Mauck, who passed away about 25 years ago. She had lived alone at her home in Stanley since the death of Miss Annie Decker, who had made her home with Mrs. Mauck.
The deceased lady was 75 years of age, having been born on October 3, 1866 in the Mauck section near Kiblinger's store, the daughter of the late Joseph Daniel and Annie Louderback Kiblinger. She was a devout member of the Methodist Church.
Surviving Mrs. Mauck are three brothers: Joseph Kiblinger, David Kiblinger and Ed Kiblinger, all of the Mauck section. There were no children.
Last rites will be held today (Friday) at 2:30 p.m. at Graves Chapel with Elder J.B. Jenkins in charge of the service. He will be assisted by Rev. W.J. Whitesell. Burial will be in the Graves Chapel Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 19 Nov 1940
Death of JOHN MAYE
John Maye, age 85 years, died at his home in Fleeburg, near Comertown on Thursday, Nov. 14, 1940, after several weeks of illness.
Mr. May became bewildered several weeks ago and wondered several miles from his home before he was found by friends and his health has gradually declined since.
He leaves two brothers, Phillip and Jack, and two sons, Ausby and George Maye. He had one daughter, deceased and one deceased son. His late wife was a Miss Turner before marriage.
Mr. Maye was a member of the Assembly of God Church and was a highly respected citizen. He was buried Saturday in the family lot at Fleeburg.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 31 May 1945
Death of MRS. SALLIE CATHERINE MAY
Mrs. Sally Catherine May, 20, died at the home of her parents, west of Stanley, on Saturdau of last week following a year of ill health.
She was born on June 2nd, 1924, and was the daughter of Ira D. Weaver and Eleanor Painter Weaver, of Page County. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church.
In addition to her parents, she leaves her husband, Freeman May, of Stanley, two sisters: Mrs. Clifford (Irene) Blosser and Mrs. Ray (Marie) Seekford, of Stanley, and three brothers: Pvt. Lloyd Weaver, of New Cumberland,Pa., and John Paul and Charles Weaver, at home.
Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2:00 p.m., from the Adventist Church with Rev. John W. Aleshire officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 11 Feb 1941
Death of WILLIAM HENRY MAY
William Henry May, 61, was instantly killed last night at 6:30 o'cvlock when he accidentally stepped from a locomotive tender in the N. & W. yards at Shenandoah. Mr. May was a native of Shenandoah and had been employed with the N. & W. Railroad since he was 18 years old.
He is survived by his wife, Nora Belle May and the following children, Mrs. Frances Berkoski, of Shenandoah, Miss Gladys May, of Philadelphia, Rufus May, of Shenandoah and Elvin May, who is employed in the office of the Virginia Oak Tannery.
At the time of going to press details of the accident could not be learned. No funeral arrangements have been made. The body was brought to the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray last night.
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Feb 1941
Death of W.H. MAY
William Henry May, age 61, son of the late B.T. May, was instantly killed about 6:30 o’clock on Monday evening, Feb. 10, 1941, while working for the Norfolk and Western Railway. Mr. May was employed as assistant hostler and at the time of the accident was engaged in coaling an engine. Mr. May fell to the ground, a distance of 15 feet, which was caused by a rope breaking. Death was instantaneous.
Mr. May was born near Dayton, Va., in 1879 and came with his parents to Shenandoah about sixty years ago where he spent his entire life, being employed most of that time by the Norfolk and Western… was a member of the Christian Church, having been baptized by Rev. G.H. Easley. He was married 31 years ago to Miss Nora Taylor, of Stanley, who with the following children survive: Mrs. (Frances) John Berkouski, of Shenandoah, Miss Gladys May, of Philadelphia, Elvin May, employed at Luray, and one adopted son, Rufus, at home.
He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Dora Turner, of Kerneysville, W.Va., Charley May and Joe May, of Shenandoah, A.D. May, of Front Royal, Va., Emerald May, of Shenandoah, and Mrs. (Ella) L.L. Comer, of Shenandoah. There is one deceased sister, Mrs. Ernest Foltz.
The funeral was conducted from the Christian Church at 2:30 on Thursday afternoon by Rev. A.B. Crocker assisted by Rev. Lee E. Sheaffer. Interment was in the U.B. Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 27 May 1941
JAMES ERNEST MAYES Dies
Following an illness of about three years, James Ernest Mayes, 59, of near Stanley, passed this life in the Page Memorial Hospital on Friday May 23rd.
Mr. Mayes, an N. & W. employee, had been a life-long resident of this county and was a highly respected citizen of the Stanley community. He was born on April 5, 1882. After becoming affiliated with the railroad he became a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and the Order of Fraternal Americans. The deceased married Miss Artie L. Nauman August 1st, 1901, and to them were born the following children: Thurman S. Mayes, Charles E. Mayes, Madeline Mayes, Elna L. Mayes, Mrs. Myra Wilson, Mrs. Maggie Jenkins, and Mrs. Ruby Purdham. There are three deceased children. Beside his wife and children he is survived by ten grandchildren, and the following sisters and brother, Mrs. Lee Wilson, Mrs. Henry Good, Mrs. Archie R. Painter, Amos C. Mayes, all of near Stanley. One sister, Mrs. Blanche Duncan, also of near Stanley, is deceased.
Last rites were held yesterday, May 26th, at 2:00 p.m., at his late home with interment in the family graveyard. Elder J.B. Jenkins officiated…
Page News & Courier, Thursday 20 Jan 1944
Death of Little JEWELL MAXINE MCALISTER
Jewel Maxine McAlister, seven month old daughter of Cpl. and Mrs. Bernard McAlister, died of whooping cough and pneumonia at the R.M. Hospital on Tuesday, December 28th.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 1st with Rev. E.W. Gowin in charge...
Cpl. McAlister is serving in the 5th Army somehwere in Italy. He never saw his daughter.
Page News & Courier, Friday 16 Feb 1940
Death of Shenandoah Child (VIOLET MCALISTER)
Violet McAlister, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard McAlister, of Shenandoah, died at the home of her parents in Shenandoah on Saturday, February 10, age 25 days.
Funeral services were in charge of Rev. Lee E. Sheaffer, at the home on February 12, at 2 p.m. Burial was in the McAlister family burial grounds on Crooked Run.
Mrs. McAlister was before marriage was Miss Gretchen Tappy.
Page News & Courier, Friday 26 Jun 1942
MELVIN L. MCCOY Dies At Hospital
Melvin L. McCoy, 30, passed this life yesterday morning at 10:00 at the Page Memorial Hospital. Mr. McCoy had been in failing health for sometime but had only been confined to his bed for the past two weeks. Though everything possible was done he failed to respond to treatment.
The deceased was born october 8, 1911, in the Marksville district of Page County, the son of William and Nannie Good McCoy. He was educated in the county schools... He married Mrs. Gladys Gray, who survives.
Besides his wife and parents he is survived by one son, Randolph, and a stepdaughter, Peggy Gray, and the following sisters and brothers, Mrs. Jessie (Ada) Burns, Mrs. Ernest (Carrie) Yates and Miss Ethel McCoy, all of Marksville, and Edward, John and Hoyt, of Marksville, Albert, of Coalwood, W.Va., and Rufus of Waynesboro, Va.
The body was brought from the hospital to Bradley's Funeral Home to be prepared for burial.
At the time of going to press funeral arrangements had not been made.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 31 Dec 1940
Death of W.V. MCDANIEL
Shenandoah was shocked and grieved on Christmas Day when the news came that "Will" McDaniel had been almost instantly killed on Christmas Eve enroute to Washington, D.C., from Roanoke, Va. Mr. McDaniel was on his way to spend Christmas with his children in Washington and was coming to Shenandoah on Christmas Day to attend the Christmas program at the Grove Hill U.B. Church where he had been a faithful member. Mr. McDaniel stopped on the road between Warrenton and Washington in inquire about the road, feeling that he was probably on the wrong road. He stepped out from behind his car directly in front of an oncoming car. The driver swerved his car and did his best to prevent the accident, but he was struck... He was 57 years of age and was born near Grove Hill where he has spent practically all of his life. He went to Washington a few years ago where he was employed for several months and left there to accept a position as car repairer for the Norfolk and Western Railroad in Roanoke, but retained his residence in Shenandoah, where he owned an attractive home just north of town.
Mr. McDaniel was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William McDaniel, of Grove Hill. He is survived by his wife and the following children, Mrs. (Pauline) Firmine Poole, Mrs. (Velma) Ray Phillips, Mrs. (Helen) Francis Barhan, Mrs. (Naomi) Willis Stilman and Edward all of Washington, D.C., Hollis, Jennings, and Elwood are at home. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters, Herbert McDaniel, Joe McDaniel, Elmer McDaniel, Walter McDaniel, Mrs. Amos Comer, Mrs. Tom Kite, Mrs. Willie Tysinger, and Mrs. Curtis May.
The funeral was conducted by his pastor, the Rev. Lee E. Sheaffer, from the U.B. Grove Hill Church on Saturday, Dec. 28.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 12 Apr 1945
MRS. MABEL SEIBERT MILLER Dies At University Hospital
The death of Mrs. Henry L. Miller yesterday morning at about four o'clock at the University Hospital... She had been in failing health for the past several years but had managed her home and continued her interest in the different hunt clubs until about two weeks ago...
Mabel Frances Seibert was born in Luray July 1, 1906 the daughter of Mrs. William Edward Seibert and the late Mr. Seibert. She attended the schools in Luray and married Henry L. Miller, of Rappahannock, who survives with one son, Brook Robert Miller, 18, who is stationed at the U.S. Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill. She is also survived by her brother, Richard Leon Seibert, of Pittsburgh. Her sister, Mrs. Mortimer (Eva Mae) Button, is deceased.
Short services will be held at her home in Rappahannock today (Thursday) after which the body will be brought to the Evergreen Cemetery, Luray, for interment at 2:30 p.m., with the Rev. Harry Chelf officiating.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 16 Sep 1941
THOMAS ALONZO MILLER Dies In Washington Hospital
Thomas Alonzo Miller, 72, formerly of Page County and for the past thirty years a resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., passed this life on Saturday of last week in Washington, D.C., where he had been receiving treatment at the Doctors Hopsital. Death resulted from histaplomosis…
Mr. Miller was well known in the Marksville section where he was born April 30th, 1869, the son of Thomas and Clarissa Keyser Miller, both deceased. He attended the schools of Page County. Later he took up residence in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he worked as a carpenter and established a contracting business. He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge and was an Odd Fellow. Mr. Miller never married.
He is survived by a niece and a nephew, Mrs. William Powe, of Pasadena, Calif., and F. Cortland Auforth, of Hollywood, Calif., who flew east on July 26th to be at his bedside. He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Wilmer (Sallie) Koontz, of Stanley, Miss Essie Miller, of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. F.W. (Mattie) Auforth, of Pasadena, Calif.
Remains of the deceased were brought to his old home in the Marksville section on Monday by the Tucker Funeral Home, of Stanley, who are in charge of the arrangements.
Last rites will take place today at Graves Chapel at 2 p.m. (E.S.T.) with the Rev. F.F. Fulcher officiating, assisted by Rev. W.J. Whitesell. Interment will take place in the Graves Chapel Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 6 Sep 1940
Death of W.O. MAY
After four weeks illness, William O. May, age 68, quietly passed away at an early hour Tuesday of last week, at the R.M. Hospital, where he had been under treatment for the past week.
Mr. May was born on October 22, 1871 and had lived most of his life at his home on the Crooked Run road, east of Shenandoah. He was a respected citizen, a kind father and a friend to all. For many years he had been a faithful member of Mt. Lebanon Christian Church.
The deceased was a bricklayer and was working at his trade the day preceding his sudden illness which began four weeks ago. He was also interested in fruit growing, especially strawberries, and many persons of the nearby towns will remember him by these products.
Surviving are his wife, who was amiss Comer, and the following children, Eunice E., Curtis L., Mrs. (Ollie) John Andrews, Mrs. (Iva) George Frazier, of Elkton, Loraine L., Mrs. (Frances) Charles Dorrough, Mrs. (Gladys) Plum, Earl and Paul. Also 33 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Three sons, Carlos, Floyd and Virgil, preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held last Thursday at 2 o’clock, at the U.B. Church in Shenandoah. Rev. Lee E. Sheaffer, assisted by Elder E.L. Cave, conducted the services. Interment at Grove Hill Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 19 May 1949
Death of MRS. W.O. MAY
Mrs. Alice Comer May, 79, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. George Frazier, near Elkton, on Saturday evening at 10:15 o’clock. Mrs. May, the widow of W.O. May, well known and beloved resident of the Comertown community, was stricken with paralysis about six months ago, at the home of her son, Loraine May. She had recovered sufficiently to make a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Frazier, at whose home she passed away.
Mrs. May was the daughter of the late Jacob and Elizabeth Comer, of the Comertown community. She was a member of the Comertown Christian Church.
She is survived by the following children: Curtis, Eunice, Loraine, Earl and Paul May, of Shenandoah; Mrs. Ollie Andrews, Mrs. Charles (Frances) Dorrough, and Mrs. John (Gladys) Plum, of Shenandoah; and Mrs. George Frazier, of Elkton. Seven brothers- Benjamin, Martin, Jacob and Hiram Comer, of Shenandoah; Charlie Comer, of Stanley; William Comer, of Front Royal; James Comer, of Waynesboro; eight sisters- Mrs. Herbert Stanley, Mrs. Martha Kite, Mrs. Mary Good, Mrs. Josie Comer, Mrs. Franie Judd, Mrs. Ora May, of Shenandoah; Mrs. Fellie McDaniel, of Washington, and Mrs. Ella Higgs, of Pennsylvania, 38 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held at the Comertown Christian Church at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon with her pastor, the Rev. R.E. Newton, in charge, assisted by Rev. P.W. Fisher. Burial was in the Grove Hill Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 13 Jan 1944
BETTY McALISTER Killed In Newport News
Betty McAlister, age 14 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McAlister, of near Shenandoah was almost instantly killed on Tuesday evening, Jan. 4, 1944, about six o'clock when struck by an automobile while on her way to a store in Newport News.
As Betty was walking along the street, a group of boys threw a bunch of firecrackers under her feet which caused her to jump in front of a car that was passing. She was rushed to a nearby hospital but expired before reaching there.
Betty had attended the Comertown and Grove Hill Schools in Page County and this year was making her home with her sister, Mrs. Amos Sly, at Newport News and attending school there.
Her funeral was conducted on Friday, January 7, from Comertown Christian Church by the Rev. John Henderson. Burial was in the McAlister Cemetery near by.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 10 Dec 1940
Death of J.H. MCALISTER
James Harold McAlister, aged about 70 years, died at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital on Friday, December 6, where he had been a patient for the past three days. Mr. McAlister had been ill for some time but his illness did not take a serious nature until the first of the week.
Mr. McAlister lived near Comertown and his funeral was conducted from there on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock by Elder E.L. Cave assisted by J.W. Henderson. He was buried in the family burying ground. He leaves three children, Mrs. Leonard Comer, Harold and Charles McAlister, all of Shenandoah, and several grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Robert and William and three sisters, Misses Mittie and Jennie McAlister and Mrs. Mary Kite, at Ingham, one brother, David McAlister, is deceased. His wife, who before marriage was Miss Blanche Price, died five years ago.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 4 Nov 1941
Death of ELBIE NEWMAN MCCOY
Elbie Newman McCoy, 62, a life long resident of Keystone, south of Stanley, died at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Sunday morning at 9:30. Mr. McCoy had been sick all summer and three weeks ago was taken to the hospital for treatment, but failed to respond like it was hoped he would.
He was born on July 4th, 1880, the son of Acra and Rebecca Cubbage McCoy, both deceased, and was an energetic man...
He is survived by his wife, Sally McCoy, who he married in 1913, and two children, Robert McCoy, who is employed in Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Gertie Cubbage, who resides at home with her parents. He is also survived by three brothers, Marcellus, James and John Wise, and one sister, Mrs. Phillip (Bessie) Cubbage, all of Keystone.
Last rites take place on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., with Elder J.B. Jenkins conducting the services held at the home. Interment will take place in Sigler's Graveyard.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 26 Nov 1940
Death of MRS. SARAH JANE MCCOY
At the venerable age of eighty-eight years Mrs. Sarah Jane McCoy, beloved lady of the Cubbage Hollow section of this county, passed this life on Friday of last week Nov. 22, at the home of her son, John, in the Basin of the Cubbage Hollow. Immediate cause of death was bronchial pneumonia, although she had been suffering from the infirmaties of old age for some time. Funeral services took place in the Episcopal Mission in the Hollow on Saturday the 23rd at 2 p.m. with Rev. R.H. Lee assisted by Rev. Ausby Cubbage officiating. A large and sorrowful gathering attended the last rites… Her twelve grandsons bore the body to its final resting place in the Cubbage Hollow cemetery.
She was a devoted member of the Brethren Church and was a loyal and consistent attendant and worker so long as her health permitted.
She was born Sept. 12, 1852 in the Cubbage Hollow section where she remained during her lifetime. She was the daughter of Abraham Cubbage, of Page County, and Mandy Seekford Cubbage, of Rockingham County. She married James McCoy when quite young. He died a number of years ago.
Living children are: Andrew McCoy, John W. McCoy, William McCoy, Mrs. Ida Lucas, Mrs. Otis Campbell, Mrs. Sallie McCoy, Mrs. Bettie Good, Mrs. David Lucas and Mrs. James Cubbage, of this county. Deceased children are: Mrs. Viola Lucas, Mrs. Carrie McCoy and Mrs. Gertrude Cubbage. Mrs. McCoy leaves 86 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Page News & Courier, Friday 31 Jan 1941
Sudden Death in Weaver Hollow (MRS. MARY ELIZABETH MEADOWS)
Mary Elizabeth Meadows fell dead Sunday morning, January 19th, at her home in Weaver Hollow. She was getting over the flu, sitting by the fire laughing and talking though she hadn’t been bed fast.
Two daughters and two sons-in-law and two grandchildren were with her when she collapsed. She was 72 years, 11 months, 29 days old. Her husband, Charlie Meadows, passed away 24 years ago…
She was a member of the Weaver Hollow Pentecost church…
She was a daughter of Simeon and Sarah Smith. Born in Page Co., and lived here most all her life. Had many friends far and near, has one sister left, Serena Bailey, and one half-brother, Gruver Weaver, to mourn her loss, also 8 children, Burman Meadows, Winchester, Va.; Oliver Meadows, Bardane, W.Va.; Luther Meadows, Furnace No. 2; Dewey Meadows, Halltown, W.Va.; Raymond Meadows, Furnace No. 2; Mrs. Elmer Lam, Weaver Hollow; Mrs. Jesse Jenkins, Stanley; Mrs. Guy Lam, at home, and 35 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild.
Funeral services were held in Weaver Hollow Church Tuesday, 21st, at 2 o’clock.
Rev. Fread, of Dovel Hollow, and Rev. Gird Cave, of Shenandoah, officiated…
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 25 Nov 1941
Last Rites Held for MRS. MARY SUSAN MEADOWS
Last rites were held on Sunday for Mrs. Mary Susan Meadows, 85 years, 6 months and 2 days, at the Episcopal Mission at Tanner’s Ridge.
Mrs. Meadows passed away at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lam, who reside on the Hawksbill, on Saturday morning at four o’clock following a short illness of about six days. Her death is attributed to pneumonia and injuries sustained in a recent fall.
The deceased was a woman of fine qualities, and was loved by all who knew her. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her parents were Joe and Lindy Jenkins Breeden, now deceased. Her husband was the late Alex Meadows, who died a few years ago. She resided at Tanner’s Ridge her entire life except for a few years in Timberville, following her husband’s death when she went to live with her children there.
She is survived by the following children: Amos, Elbert, Walter, Hildon, Grover, who resides in New Market, Kern, Mrs. Bessie Lam, Mrs. Fannie Lamb, Mrs. Carrie Meadows, Mrs. Nellie Meadows, Mrs. Belle Meadows, Mrs. Crim Meadows, and Mrs. Ellie Collier. Four children are deceased.
Her brothers and sisters are: Lonza Breeden, Robert Breeden, of the Bethlehem section, Mrs. Sallie Ferrell, of Charles Town, W.Va., and Mrs. Rebecca Colvin, of Timberville.
Funeral services were held on Sunday at the Episcopal Mission at Tanner’s Ridge at 2 o’clock with Rev. Entwistle officiating. Interment took place in the Thomas Cemetery at Tanner’s Ridge…
Page News & Courier, Friday 28 Aug 1942
Death of Mrs. W.T. Meadows (SALTUA ALICE)
The death of Mrs. W.T. Meadows, 78, on Sunday morning of this week about 10:30 at her home on the R.N. Long farm near Stanley has filled that community with sorrow. Mrs. Meadows’ death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which she suffered about a week ago, and from which she never regained consciousness.
She was born Saluta Alice McCauley on April 10, 1864 in Albemarle County the daughter of the late Foster and Luramy McCauley. She was raised and educated in Albemarle County, having come to Page only a few years ago. Her husband, who survives her, is William Thomas Meadows, who helps his son on his farm in Charlottesville.
Besides her husband, she is survived by the following children: W. Howard Meadows, of Charlottesville, Mrs. Howard Breeden, Mrs. Edgar Viands and Mrs. Elizabeth Lowery, all of Shenandoah and Mrs. Frank Downing, of Luray. She also leaves thirty-five grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Her brother, Henry McCauley, of Albemarle County, is the last surviving member of her family.
Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the St. Peter’s United Brethren Church near Hume’s Run, two miles west of Shenandoah, Rev. Vernon L. Rogers, of Shenandoah, was in charge of the services. Interment took place in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Apr 1941
Death of S.R. MEADOWS
Sam Raymond Meadows, age 37, a resident of the Furnace Community, died Monday morning, April 6 at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for the past week...
Until his recent illness, Mr. Meadows had been employed by the silk mill in Waynesboro.
Surviving is his widow, Mrs. Florine Meadows and three daughters, Mrs. Roberta Breeden, and Misses Ethel and Reva Meadows, and three sons, Charles, Bernard and Ralph,. all at home.
Four brothers survive, Luther, Bernard, Dewey and Oliver and three sisters, Mrs. Mamie Lam, Mrs. Guy Lam and Mrs. Artie Jenkins.
Funeral services were held from his home at Furnace No. 2 on Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock with the Rev. George Shivers in charge of the service...
Page News & Courier, Friday 7 Feb 1941
T.W. MEADOWS Dies
Funeral services for Thomas W. Meadows, 87, who died Monday afternoon at his home near Jollets, were held on Thursday afternoon at one o'clock from the Jollets church with the Rev. Fridley officiating.
Mr. Meadows was born near Jollets and had made his home in that section all of his life where he was an outstanding farmer. He was a life-long member of the Methodist Church.
He had been married for 68 years.
Surviving is his widow, Mrs. Metilda C. Meadows, and the following children, W.D. Meadows, of Jellts; J.W. Meadows, of Baltimore; C.T. Meadows, of Toano, Va.; C.M. Meadows, of Waynesboro; Mrs. Frank Higgs, of Toano, Va.; Mrs. Vlint Dearing, of Elkton; Mrs. John Smith, of Shenandoah; Mrs. Lester Baugher, of Elkton; and Mrs. Zettie Smith, of Strasburg.
A sister, Mrs. W.D. Collier also survives and 56 grandchildren, and sixty great grandchildren- Harrisonburg Daily News Record.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 11 Feb 1941
Funeral of T.W. MEADOWS (II)
Funeral services for Thomas W. Meadows, age 87, were held Thursday, Feb. 6th, at the Jolletts Methodist Church.
Mr. Meadows was the son of the late Mitchell and Virinda Meadows. He was a native of Page County and spent his entire life as a prosperous farmer in the Jolletts community. “Uncle Tom” as he was called will be greatly missed by all.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Matilda Jollett Meadows and four sons, 6 daughters, J. Wesley Meadows, of Sparrowspoint, Md., Clint, Toano, Va., Marvin, of Waynesboro, W. Dorsey, of Jolletts, Mrs. Rosetta Eppard, of Winchester, Mrs. Lillie Higgs, of Toano, Va., Mrs. Mattie Smith, of Strasburg, Mrs. Mollie Bargher, of Elkton, Mrs. Maggie Smith, of Shenandoah, and Mrs. Nora Dearing, of Furnace No. 2. One sister, Mrs. Mary Collier, of Jolletts, 54 grandchildren and 76 great-grandchildren also survive.
Interment was in the Jolletts cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 27 Jun 1941
Death of J.F. MERICA
J.F. Merica, age 65, a farmer of the Furnace No. 2 section, died at Rockingham Memorial Hospital on Monday, June 23, at 4 o'clock. He had been in poor health for several months. He was a son of Howard and Annie Rothgeb Merica and spent his entire life in the Furnace No. 2 and adjacent sections. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dora Gordon Merica and six daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Hayden and Mrs. Bertie Hamrick, Roanoke; Mrs. Ethel Dofflemoyer, Alexandria; Mrs. Mary McGuire, Waynesboro; Mrs. Littie Smith, Blackstone, and Miss Mae Merica, at home; and three sons, Ernest, of Shenandoah; William, of Alexandria, and Bennie, at home.
He also leaves three brothers, J.W. Merica, T.A. Merica, and C.C. Merica, and three sisters, Mrs. Cora Eppard, Sparrows Point, Md.; Mrs. Maggie Bailey, Elkton, and Mrs. Mary Ferrell, Shenandoah.
The funeral was held Thursday morning at ten o'clock from the Furnace No. 2 Methodist Church. The services were conducted by Rev. S.F. Fridley. Burial was in the Huffman cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 30 Sep 1941
Death of CHARLES ST. ELMO MILLER
The death of Charles St. Elmo Miller, 68, well known resident of Page County, on Sunday morning about 9 a.m. at the Page Memorial Hospital, as filled the community with sorrow and grief. He was ill but a short time from a paralytic stroke suffered on September 19th…
Mr. Miller was one of the most distinctive characters ever known in the county. He engaged in many phases of business and had a host of friends and relatives who held him in the highest regard and respect. He was a telegraph operator in his early life and later was milliner in the store of the late Vernon Ford. In later life he engaged in varied businesses… He was one of the most enthusiastic supporters of the Page Memorial Hospital project and gave much of his time and interest in the promotion of this institution. He had been living with different families in the county for many years and before his death was living with Shirley Kiblinger and son.
He was a loyal and devoted member of the Primitive Old School Baptist Church where he attended all his life.
Mr. Miller was born April 8th, 1873, the son of William A.J. and Mary Buracker Miller, deceased. He attended the schools of Page County and lived here throughout his lifetime. He was never married.
His only surviving sister is Mrs. Mollie Young, of Nashville, Tenn., and a niece, Miss Margaret Young, also of Nashville. Deceased brothers and sisters are Tom Miller, Will Miller, Mrs. Fannie Shifflett and Miss Maggie Miller.
Last rites took place at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon at the Mt. Carmel Primitive Baptist Church with a large number of sorrowing friends and relatives in attendance. The obsequies were conducted by Elder J.B. Jenkins, with interment in Green Hill Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 May 1945
Death of MRS. SAMUEL L. MILLER
The death of Mrs. Samuel L. Miller at her home one mile east of Luray on last Thursday morning...
Salome Virginia Printz was born January 28, 1869, in the Morning Star section of Page County, the daughter of John S. Printz and Mary Coffman Printz. She lived all her life on the farm, and on March 15, 1899, she married Samuel L. Miller, one of Page County's most progressive farmers. He preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 1925. She spent fifty years of her life at the place of her birth in the Morning Star section and only moved to near Luray 27 years ago.
Mrs. Miller was a devout Christian woman. She was baptized June 20, 1869 by the late Rev. Socrates Henkel and was confirmed in Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church by the late Rev. J.N. Stirewalt on May 16, 1885, and was a charter member of the Women's Missionary Society for 18 years...
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Irvin (Vernie M) Fox, who with her husband resided at the home with her mother, and one son, Pvt. Forrest L. Miller, who has been serving with the Armed Forces for the past three years.He has been in Africa, Sicily, England and at present is in Germany. One sister, Mrs. Julia A. Printz, of Luray, survives, also three sisters-in-law, Mrs. W.L. Judd, Mrs. George Miller, of Luray and Mrs. Emma Flight, of Mt. Gilead, Ohio, and one brother-in-law, Joseph B. Miller, of West Mansfield, Ohio, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Morning Star Cemetery with the Rev. A.L. Boliek officiating, assisted by Rev. Fred E. Dufford and Rev. B.D. Castor...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 5 Aug 1943
Death of MRS. WILBUR H. (VIRGINIA LEE) MILLER
The passing of Mrs. Wilbur H. Miller, 72, of Stanley, on Friday evening, July 30th, at her home has filled that community with much sorrow...
The deceased was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Short, of Stanley, and spent most of her life in Page County. In 1895 she was married at Rockville, Md., to Wilbur H. Miller, well known Stanley citizen, who died on June 21, 1941. Mr. Miller, a prominent man in his community, was serving in the capacity of Chief Fire Warden of Page County at the time of his death...
Mrs. Miller is survived by one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Cave, of Stanley, and one brother, Charley Short, also of Stanley. She also leaves a number of nieces and nephews. A sister, Mrs. Mattie Short, is deceased.
Interment took place at Graves Chapel on Sunday afternoon following funeral services at the Baptist church, of which she had been a faithful member. Her pastor, Rev. E.E. Sumpter, officiated, and was assisted by Rev. G.H.H. Tyler...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Jun 1943
Death of ANDREW JACKSON MITCHELL
Andrew J. Mitchell, 89, passed away at his home on East Main Street on Sunday night about 11 o'clock following a paralytic stroke which he suffered about five days before.
Mr. Mitchell, a native of Maryland, came to Luray about fifty years ago. He married Miss Phillie Jenkins, of Luray, and they moved soon afterward to Salem, Va., where he engaged in the tanning business. After several years they returned to Luray and he worked for the Deford Tanning Co. His wife preceded him in death about twenty-five years ago. In 1932 he married Miss Kate Campbell, of Luray, who survives him.
Andrew Jackson Mitchell was born on January 10, 1854, having reached the age of 89 years, 5 months and 10 days at the time of his death. His father, the late George Mitchell, came to the United States from London, England, when he was fifteen and settled in Maryland.
The deceased leaves two sons by his first marriage. They are: Mryvan L. Mitchell, of McKee's ROck, Pa., and Cletus Lester Mitchell, of Middletown, Ohio. Three other children, Allen, Charles and Nora Mitchell, are deceased.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon from the Old School Baptist Church with Elder J.B. Jenkins officiating, assisted by Dr. Ray Smith. Interment was in Green Hill Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Sep 1945
Death of BEAUREGARD MORRIS
Beauregard Morris, 84, highly esteemed resident of the Alma section, passed away at his home about midnight Monday of this week following an illness of several years.
Mr. Morris was one of the county’s oldest citizens and had lived here his entire life. He was born March 21, 1861, at Leaksville and was the son of the late John and Mary Louberry Morris.
He is survived by his wife, who was before marriage, Miss Fannie Knight, and three daughters: Mrs. Frank (Edith) Freeze and Mrs. Lee (Nannie) Shenk, of Alma, and Mrs. Joe (Rose) Courtney, of Stanley.
Rev. A.F. Sudduth will conduct the funeral which will be held at the Alma Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. today (Thursday). Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 17 Feb 1942
Death of EUDORA FLORENCE MORRIS
Mrs. Eudora Florence Morris, aged 72 years and 9 months, passed quietly away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E.L. Cubbage, at Grove Hill on Friday afternoon, February 13th, following an illness of about two months.
She was married to Van Buren Morris who died in 1927. The following children survive: Mrs. H.L. (Lottie) Morris, of White Post; Mrs. J.N. (Lola) Comer, Mrs. P.W. (Eula) Lucas, Mrs. E.L. (Ruth) Cubbage, Mrs. C.C. (Reva) Morris, Mrs. Avis D. (Virginia) Courtney, and Unda and Vernon Morris, all of Shenandoah. Besides her children she leaves 43 grandchildren and 1 great grand child. A brother, Loe F. Brown, of Shenandoah, also survives.
Funeral services were held at the Grove Hill U.B. Church where she was a member on Sunday at 2:00 o'clock, with her pastor, Rev. Vernon Rogers, conducting the services. Interment was in the Grove Hill Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 15 Nov 1940
Death of JOHN J. MOYER (PICTURE ATTACHED)
The entire community was shocked and grieved on Monday night, Nov. 11th to learn of the passing of John Joseph Moyer venerable 85 year old citizen of Luray. Death came at 10 p.m. as a result of complications from pneumonia which he contracted about a week before his death. Mr. Moyer leaves a record of fine public service.
He was born on August 4th 1855 at Fairview near Luray and was educated in the Luray schools. After his schooling he took up farming and is said to have worked on more than twenty five farms throughout the county. He was a member of the Luray Town Council for eight years and on the County School Board for fourteen years. He was a judge on the corporation court for 30 years. From a record of his life it is revealed that he served on the jury 30 times.
After his farming experience he took up blacksmithing and real estate in Luray. He built six homes in Luray and two carriage factories in down town Luray both of which burned to the ground in later years. He built a blacksmith shop at the spot now occupied by the Waters building for L.J. Moyer. That also burned. Besides he built a number of barns in the county and otherwise dealt in real estate transactions. Mr. Moyer retired sometime ago but never lost his vigor and his creatuve instinct.
Mr. Moyer was a charter member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church which he joined August 20th, 1876. He served for forty five years as a councilman of the church, for forty years as a Trustee and 35 years as treasurer.
He was married three times, the given name of all three wives being Annie. They were Miss Annie Sours, of Morning Star, whom he married in 1876, Miss Annie Isabell Beahm, of Beahm, Va., and his surviving wife, who was Miss Annie Eliza Smeltzer, of Compton, Va. He was the father of five children, three of whom survive. They are: Mrs Anna Moyer Fox, of Luray, Virgil A. Moyer, of Waynesboro, Va., and Luther J. Moyer, of Luray. Deceased children are, Irvin Eugen and Everett Raymond. Mr. Moyer leaves twelve grandchildren and three brothers living. The brothers are Milton L. Moyer, of Bixler's Ferry, W.J. Moyer, of Fairview, and T.A. Moyer, of Stony Man. Deceased brothers are M.L. Moyer, Benjamin F., Washington P., Dr. David D., and Stephen.
Last rites took place Wednesday at 2 p.m. at his beloved St. Mark's Church. The services were in charge of his pastor, J. Glenn Boliek, with Rev. D.L. Fringer, Rev. E.L. Cave, and Rev. J. Shumake, of Waynesboro assisting...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Dec 1942
Sudden Death of MRS. JOHN J. MOYER
This community was deeply distressed Tuesday evening when it learned of the death of Mrs. John J. Moyer at her home on East Main Street. Mrs. Moyer who had seemed to be in the best of health, was found in her bedroom and her death was attributed to a heart attack, which, it is believed had occurred sometime late Monday evening or early Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be held today at 2:30 p.m., at the Methodist Church with the Rev. W.A. Blankenbaker officiating, assisted by the Rev. F.E. Dufford. Interment will be at Green Hill cemetery.
Annie Eliza Smeltzer was born September 5th, 1877, at Compton, Va., the daughter of Wharton and Delaney Smeltzer. She attended the county schools and in early life became affiliated with the Methodist Church. She married John J. Moyer, who passed this life November 11th, 1940. Mr. Moyer was one of Luray's outstanding citizens having been a member of the Town Council and County School Board, a prominent farmer and judge on the Corporation Court for thirty years.
The deceased is survived by a brother and a sister, J.N. Smeltzer, of Compton, Va., and Mrs. Clarence Shenk, of East Luray. Two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Heiston, of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Stewart Heiston, of Camden, N.J., are deceased. Three step-children, Mrs. Anna Fox and Luther Moyer, of Luray, and Virgil Moyer, of Waynesboro, Va., also survive.
Page News & Courier, Friday 25 Apr 1941
Death of MARY SUSAN MOYER
Friends and neighbors of Miss Mary Susan Moyer were shocked and grieved on Wednesday of this week to learn of her death. She had been in ill health for three weeks...
The deceased was the daughter of W.T. Moyer and the late Martha Heiston Moyer. She attended the school in Luray where she was born on August 4, 1888, and having never married, made her home with her father at Fairview...
Last rites will take place Saturday, April 26th at 2:00 at Beth Eden Lutheran Church, with Elder J.B. Jenkins officiating assisted by Rev. D.L. Fringer. Burial will be in the Heiston graveyard.
The deceased is survived by her father, one sister, Mrs. Dillard (Blanche) Heiston, of Luray, two brothers, J.S. Moyer and R.T. Moyer, both of Luray and several nieces and nephews...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Jul 1949
GEORGE NAUMAN Dies In Ohio
George W. Nauman, 82, retired farmer, died Sunday morning, July 10th, at his home in Chesterville, Ohio.
He leaves his wife, Emma; six sons, Charles, of Galena, Verne, of Sparta, Wilmer, of Wilmington, Del., Leory and Robert, of Fredericktown, and Albert Nauman, of Marengo; four daughters, Mrs. Lucy Walters, of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Lillian Eilenberger, of San Diego, Cal., Mrs. Lela Taylor, of New York City, and Mrs. Linda Kennedy, of Mansfield.
Also surviving are one brother, Martin Nauman, of Virginia; 30 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of Chesterville with Rev. Alfred Nothstine officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove cemetery, Chesterville, by the Bollinger Funeral Home.
Mr. and Mrs. Nauman left Virginia in 1910 and have many relatives in this county.
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Jul 1942
Death of LEON NAUMAN
Leon Nauman, 47, well known farmer, railroad man and respected citizen of the Stanley neighborhood died suddenly at his home near Leak’s Chapel last Sunday morning about 9:30 o’clock.
Though his health had not been the best for some time he had recently shown considerable improvement and it is said was planning to return to work on the Norfolk and Western Railroad where he was formerly employed. His mother, Mrs. William Nauman, owns property across the road a short distance from his home. Mrs. Nauman, however, has not been living there for sometime, though was at home at the time of her son’s death. His death was due to a heart attack and in many respected was similar to the passing of his father, William Nauman, about ten years ago. He was a grandson of the late Siram Nauman.
The Nauman family is one of the oldest in Marksville district, is numerous and highly respected. Some of the oldest settlements in Marksville district, especially those in the Stanley neighborhood, were made by members of this family.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock in Leak’s Chapel, the interment taking place in the nearby cemetery, one of the largest concourses of friends and relatives being present that has been seen at that place in a long time… The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. E.E. Sumpter of the Shenandoah and Stanley Baptist Churches and Rev. Ausby Cubbage, of the Church of the Brethren.
In addition to his wife, the former Miss Lura Sigler, daughter of the late Ott and Mrs. Sigler, of that neighborhood, he is survived by five children, four daughters and one son. The daughters are Mrs. George (Louisa) Saylor and Mrs. Ferrell (Edith) Leake, of the Stanley section of the county. Forest Nauman is the son, the two remaining daughters being Misses Agnes and Janet Nauman.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 29 Oct 1942
Death of NOAH NELSON NAUMAN
The community of Stanley and surrounding neighborhood was distressed to learn of the passing of Noah N. Nauman, 36, at the University Hospital on Thursday, October 22nd, following an illness which had lasted for the past five weeks. His death is attributed to a heart disease.
Mr. Nauman was a young man who was well liked by everyone who knew him. He retired, not long ago, from work on the railroad due to his health. Up until the time of his illness he had been driving one of the Page County school buses.
He was the son of the late Fred and Hattie Nauman, of this county, and was born on February 25, 1906. At the time of his death his age was 36 years, 7 months and 27 days. He was educated in the county schools and had resided in this county his entire life. He was a member of the Brethren Church. He was married twice, his first wife being deceased.
Surviving him is his daughter, Mrs. Ermon (Doris) Hilliard, of Hagerstown, Md., and the following sisters: Mrs. Effie Shiver, Mrs. Daisy Wright and Mrs Junie Breeden, all of Stanley and Mrs. Frances Grimsley, of Shenandoah. He also leaves an aunt, Mrs. Kate Maye, of Stanley, and the following uncles: Charlie and Jake Nauman, of Stanley, Grover Nauman, of Dufield, W.Va., Lester Nauman, of Michigan and Amos Turner, of Hagerstown.
Funeral services were conducted on Sunday from Leak’s Chapel at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. E.L. Cave and Rev. A.G. Cubbage officiating. Interment took place in the cemetery at Leak’s Chapel.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 23 Sep 1943
Death of JOHN WESLEY NICHELS
John Wesley Nichels, 69, passed away at his home at Ida on Friday of last week following a stroke of paralysis suffered five weeks ago. He has been in poor health for a number of years.
He was a member of one of the oldest and most highly respected families of the county. His father was the late Wesley Nichels and his mother before marriage was Miss Ellen Moyer.
The deceased was born at Ida on June 5, 1874. Practically all his life he engaged in farming. For a number of years he farmed on the Heiston place at Naked Creek. As a youth, he was baptized into the Brethren Church…
He was married twice. His first wife was Miss Lonnie Elizabeth Printz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Printz, of Ida. To this union five children were born. They are: Kirby W. Nichels, of Hagerstown, Md., Mrs. Vernice (Esta) Coverstone, of Elkton, John Cletus Nichels, at home and Mrs. Armond (Eula) Stoneberger, of Luray. One child, Nellie May, died in infancy. On February 15, 1940 he married Miss Blanche Miller, who survives. He also leaves one brother, Mann Nichels, of Morning Star and one sister, Mrs. Ida Fox Wilt, of Stony Man, and twelve grandchildren.
The funeral was held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Mt. Zion Brethren Church with interment in the church cemetery. Elder Joseph Foster, of Bridgewater, conducted the services and was assisted by Rev. H.C. Eller, of Luray.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 18 Nov 1941
Last Rites Held For EDGAR NICHOLS
Edgar Nichols, 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Nichols, of Manassas, formerly of this county, passed away at his home in Manassas last week. The body was brought to Page county four burial in the Smith Graveyard near Ida.
Edgar was a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Nichols and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Smith, all now deceased, but at one time residents of the Ida neighborhood.
Funeral services were held at Manassas and a short service was held here yesterday (Monday) at 1:00 p.m.
Besides his parents, the boy is survived by several brothers and sisters.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 1 Apr 1943
CHARLES W. NICHOLSON, Navy Veteran, Dies
Charles William Nicholson, 61, retired Navy veteran of Kiblinger's Store neighborhood, died at the Page Memorial Hospital at eight o'clock, Monday morning. A patient in the hospital since March 24th, Mr. Nicholson had been in ill health for about two months.
A son of the late Jordan Nicholson and Polly Ann Richards Nicholson, he was born on December 5, 1881, at Ida. At an early age he joined the United States Navy where he acquired an enviable record in thirty years of service. During the first World War he served his country aboard the U.S.S. O'Brien as Water Tender first class. He was honorably discharged on January 12, 1921, but later re-enlisted as Fireman 3rd class, U.S. Naval Reserve, and on February 1, 1939, he retired after thirty years of service.
He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Mary Murrel, who died about ten years ago. He married Mrs. Mamie Cave on October 4, 1940, who survives him. He leaves the following step-children: Cletus, Joe and Ralph Cave, of Stanley, Harold and Lucien Cave, of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Grace Olson, also of Washington, Hall Cave, U.S. Navy serving somewhere in the Pacific, and Mrs. Pearl Irwin, of Stanley. He also leaves the following brothers and sisters: Lester and Edward Nicholson, of Manassas, Va., Ben Nicholson, of Catlett, Va., Mrs. Albin Berrey, of Vienna, Va., and Mrs. E.B. Emerson, of Shenandoah.
Last rites were held yesterday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the Bethlehem Christian Church with the Rev. W.E. Ferrell conducting the service. Interment was in the Calvin Cave Cemetery near the church...
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Page News & Courier, Thursday 25 Mar 1943
90 Year Old Lady Passes On Tanner's Ridge (MRS. ELIZA JANE OFFENBACKER)
Mrs. Eliza Jane Offenbacker, 90, passed this life at the home of her son, Dick Offenbacker, Tanner's Ridge, Sunday morning, March 21, 1943, at 7:50 o'clock...
Mrs. Eliza Jane Offenbacker was baptized in the Methodist faith early in her married life and became a member of that church.
She was a daughter of Kate Stanley Cave and Jimmie Cave, of Page COunty, and she was married to John William Offenbacker on September 21, 1871, at which time she was 17 years of age. The marriage license is record in Madison Court House Book No. 1, page 47. Mrs. Offenbacker's exact age is not known, but she would have been 90 years old sometime during the year of 1943.
Eight children lived to be grown, two of thse, Mrs. Bob Jenkins and Mrs. Boss Jenkins, preceded her to the world beyond during the years of 1942 and 1943 respectively. The six remaining children are, Mrs. I.N. Breeden, Mrs. Bob Meadows, Dick Offenbacker, John Offenbacker, all of the Tanner's Ridge Community, Mrs. Will Neece and Mrs. I.N. Weakley of the Pine Grove community. She leaves 44 grandchildren, 74 great grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren.
... mention the State Highway Commission and Park Service for the interest and thoughtfulness shown in opening the roads.
Following was an eulogy read at the funeral services held Tuesday:
"Mrs. Eliza Jane Offenbacker was a very interesting character. She was probably the oldest, certainly one of the oldest residents of Page County at the time of her death. She lived to see four generations, she making the fifth, of three branches of the family. Her life in the mountains, where she was left a widow with eight children, and where she brought her family up, was often a hard one. She never lost faith and always taught her children, often under the most adverse circumstances, Christian principles of living...
Funeral rites were conducted by Rev. R.H. Lee on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in All Saints Church on Tanner's Ridge and burial was in the family cemetery of Bob Jenkins, son-in-law.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 10 Feb 1942
Death of "Gib" OFFENBCKER (JACOB G.)
Jacob Gilbert Offenbacker, aged 76 years, 8 months and 29 days, the oldest barber in Page county, a barber at Stanley for the past 40 years, died last Friday, February 6, at 1:45 a.m.... The immediate cause of death was dropsical trouble, involving his heart. He was born March 8, 1865, not far from Long's store on the Hawksbill, four miles south of Luray. His father was the late Jacob Franklin Offenbacker, for many years a justice of the peace of Marksville district and before assuming these official duties a land surveyor of note. His services at this kind of work were so extensive that he mad many of the surveys of lands on disputed tracts up and down the Shenandoah Valley from New Market to Winchester... His mother before marriage was Miss Dollie Tobin, member of an old family that once lived in the neighborhood of Hamburg, three miles west of Luray.
His connection with the Stanley barber business came about under unusual circumstances during the time that Thomas J. McSpeiden was one of the leading business men of that place. Mr. McSpeiden, seeking to replace all of the defciencies in the growth of that town, decided that the place was in need of a barber and heard that there was a man by the name of "Gib" Offenbacker living in the neighborhood of the White House who was a likely prospect." Mr. McSpeiden at once sent a representative to the White House section to interview the "likely prsopect;" but there were apparently insurmountable barriers in the way of Mr. Offenbacker's accepting his tryout in learning the barber trade. One of these was the six or more miles between the White House section and Stanley. Mr. Offenbacker at last agreed to make a trial at the tonsorial business and for five years he walked five miles each Saturday to and from his home and Stanley to prospecute the trade that appeared to be his life's calling.
Later he moved to Stanley and for many years he has been carrying on the tonsorial business in that place. As he worked year in and year our he became more proficient, finally winding up in the class that is rater as number one. At other times he worked at the carpenter business in different parts of the county. He was a man of few words, all of them weighed and of unmistakable intent... At other times he worked for various farmers in the Massanutten, Fletcher's Chapel and Mill Creek regions and there were few men more familiar with family histories of that section.
He had been a member of the Baptist Church of Stanely for 30 or 40 years...
He was married on August 20, 1891, to Miss Susan Adaline Walker of Browntown, Warren county.
His burial took place yesterday (Monday) afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in the Leaksville cemetery, where other members of his family are interred, the funeral services having been conducted at his Stanley home a short time before by the Rev. E.E. Sumpter, of Shenandoah.
In addition to his widow, Mr. Offenbacker is survived by the following children: Mrs. Lawrence (Bessie) Broy, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; Mrs. Georgia Miller, of Newcastle, Pa.; Mrs. Hollis (Dorothy) Broyles, of Waynesboro, Pa.; Mrs. Leroy (Lauvice) Rind, of Hagerstown, Md., and Miss Irene Offenbacker, at home.
His brothers and sisters embrace the following: B.F. Offenbacker, of Elkton, Va.; P.T. Offenbacker, of Ohio, while his sisters are Mrs. William Barnard, of Washington; Mrs. Walter Leap, of Elkton, and Mrs. E.T. Lynch, of Washington.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 30 Dec 1943
MRS. ALBERT (ADA) PAINTER
The death of Mrs. Albert Painter, 72, at her home at Stanley on Sunday morning has filled that community with sorrow. She had been in comparatively good health and her sudden death was unexpected.
Having been a resident of Stanley all her life, the deceased was widely known. She was a member of the Adventist Church... She was a daughter of the late George Short and Mary Susan Jenkins, of Stanley.
Her husband, Albert Painter, a farmer in the Stanley neighborhood, died about six years ago. She leaves three children: Carl Painter, of Wellington, Ontario, Canada, and Miss Mae Painter and Mrs. Fern Turner, both at home. Also surviving are three sisters: Mrs. Pearl Foltz and Mrs. F.L. (Nellie) Mayes, of Stanley and Mrs. Maude Aleshire, of Washington, D.C. Her deceased brothers and sisters are: George W. Short, William Short, Mrs. Sarah Donovan, Mrs. Eliza Wood, Mrs. Mary Aleshire and Mrs. Maggie Lowe.
Last rites were held yesterday afternoon at the Adventist Church near Stanley. Burial was in the church cemetery. Elder Kenneth Crowfoot and Elder M.J. Shanko officiated.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 21 Jul 1949
Death Of CHARLES JUNIOR PAINTER
Charles Junior Painter, eight years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Avis Painter, of Stanley, died Wednesday evening, July 6th, at the Winchester Memorial Hospital with leukemia after an illness of only a few days.
Besides his parents he is survived by two sisters: Doris Virginia and June Evelyn, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Painter and John H. Painter, of Newport. His brother died in infancy.
The last rites were held on Saturday at two o’clock at the Adventist Church with interment in the church cemetery. In charge were Elder C.H. Long and Rev. Olin B. Landis.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 3 May 1945
ERNEST L. PAINTER Dies In Culpeper
Ernest Lee Painter, 69, died suddenly Saturday, April 21st, at his home in Culpeper. He was a son of the late Peter Painter and Mary Ellen Painter, of Page County.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Shotwell Painter, two daughters: Mrs. Ernest Pappas, of Warrenton, and Mrs. Nelson Hoyt, of Culpeper; six sons, Floyd, Russell and Vincent Painter, of Culpeper; Hiden Painter, of Pennville, N.J.; and Pvt. Myron Painter, USA in Italy, and S 2/c James Painter, USN, and ten grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers: Harvey Painter and John Painter, of Stanley, and three sisters: Mrs. Minnie Freeze, Mrs. Mamie Comer and Mrs. Ada Aleshire, of Ohio.
Funeral services were held on Monday, April 23rd, from the Geest Funeral Parlor, Elder J.H. Daily, of Thornton Gap Primitive Baptist Church, of which the deceased was a member, officiated.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 Dec 1945
Death of HARRY C. PAINTER
Harry C. Painter, 73, well known and respected citizen of West Stanley, passed away at his home on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., after many years of ill health. In 1906 Mr. Painter had typhoid fever which left him with weak and diseased limbs and for over thirty years he has been a great sufferer. For the past nine years he has been confined to a wheel chair.
He was born on August 22, 1872, and was the son of the late Peter Painter of John. His wife, Mrs. Zena Smith Painter, preceded him in death nine years ago. He leaves two daughters: Mrs. Dallas (Grace) Buracker and Mrs. Jesse (Helen) Nauman; also three grandchildren, six great grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Luther H. Painter, of Luray, Frank L. Painter, Mrs. Viola Dovel and Mrs. Lottie Bradley, also of Page. Surviving half sisters and brother are: Mrs. Elsie Yule, Mrs. Neva Young, Mrs. Myra Dinges and Carson Painter, all of the Stanley neighborhood.
… He spent much of his time in reading his Bible and often was heard by his neighbors and friends singing some old familiar hymns.
The funeral will be held at the Adventist Church, west of Stanley, on Friday at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Whitesell, of the Stanley Methodist Church, of which Mr. Painter had been a member for more than forty years, will conduct the services.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 22 Feb 1945
Death of JAMES EDWARD MICHAEL PAINTER
James Edward Michael Painter, 65, of the Honeyville section, passed away at the R.M. Hospital, Harrisonburg, on Sunday after an illness of five weeks...
He was a son of the late Joseph and Polly Ann Painter, of Stanley, and was born Oct. 28, 1879. He attended the county schools and for the past several years had been engaged in farming.
His wife, the former Helen P. Cook, of King & Queen County, Va., whom he married on July 6, 1917, survives him with two children: Juit Frank Painter and Mrs. Virgil (Charlotte) Dovel, both of Stanley. He is also survived by a brother, Weller Painter, of Stanley, and a sister, Mrs. Carrie Burnsland, of Augusta County, Va., and three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The following brothers and sisters are deceased: Mrs. Viranda Knight, Mattie Painter, Mrs. Victoria Dunovan, Rev. Thomas Painter and Ashby Painter.
... He had been a faithful member of the Brethren Church since 1908.
Last rites were held from Leak's Chapel at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, with Eld. Joseph Foster, Eld. E.L. Cave and Rev. Ashby Cubbage in charge. Interment was in the church cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 28 May 1940
MRS. JENNIE PAINTER Dies In Stanley
Mrs. Jennie Ellen Painter, wife of the late Pete Painter, of Stanley, passed away at her home a mile north of Stanley on Wednesday, May 22, after a short illness. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Painter Blosser and was born in the Stanley community sixty-seven years ago. She spent most of her life in the Stanley section where she was well known and loved by everyone in her community.
Mrs. Painter was a member of the Adventist Church and was a faithful worker in that church and was held in high esteem by all.
Her husband preceded her in death eighteen years ago. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Elsie Youle, Mrs. Neva Young, Mrs. Mollie Dinges, and Carson painter; and two brothers, Thomas Blosser, of New Market, and Albert Blosser of Stanley. Five grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning at 11 o’clock from the Adventist Church near Stanley. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 14 Dec 1944
Death of JAMES OLIVER PAINTER
James Oliver Painter, 46, died in a Staunton hospital on Friday of last week after an illness of several weeks.
He was born on January 10, 1898 and was a son of Edward W. Painter and Mary E. Frye Painter, north of Luray.
He was twice married, his first wife, Lizzie Morris, having passed away twenty years ago. His second wife, formerly Mary Wallace, survives him with three children: James, Ethel and Annie, at home. One daughter was accidentally killed about eight years ago. He also leaves the following brothers and sisters: Paul Painter, Mrs. Amos Shenk, Mrs. Claude Southerly, Mrs. Richard Jobe, Riley Painter, Mrs. Everette Seekford, Miss Linda Painter, Mrs. Marion Jobe, Mrs. James Courtney, all of Luray, and Mrs. Noah Painter and Leonard Painter, of Stanley. One brother, Richard Painter, died about a month ago.
Funeral services were held on Sunday at 2:30 p.m., from Bradley's Funeral Home with Elder J.B. Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 26 Dec 1946
JAMES R. PAINTER Dies
Enroute to the Page Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning, James R. Painter, 72, of Stanley, passed away. He had been ill at his home west of Stanley for just a few days.
Mr. Painter was a farmer of the west Stanley neighborhood. He was a son of the late Reuben and Miranda Aleshire Painter, and was born on March 31, 1874. His wife, the former Elizabeth Good, preceded him in death in June of this year.
He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lena M. Alger, of Stanley, and Mrs. Charles H. (Laura) Kite, of Grove Hill.
Last rites will be held today (Tuesday) at 2:30 p.m., from the Stanley Adventist Church. Rev. W.J. Whitesell will conduct the funeral services and interment will be in the Adventist Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 17 Jan 1946
Death of MRS. NANCY PAINTER (I)
Mrs. Nancy Painter, widow of Elder H.A. Painter, of Stanley, Va., died at her home last night at nine o’clock. She was 78 years, four months and fifteen days old at the time of her death.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m., at the Adventist Church.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 24 Jan 1946
Last Rites Held For MRS. NANCY ELIZABETH PAINTER (II)
Last Rites were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday from the Adventist Church at Stanley for Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth Painter, 78, who passed away at the home of her son, Benjamin F. Painter, on Wednesday, January 16th.
She was born on August 31, 1867, and spent most of her life in the Stanley community. On December 6, 1884, she was united in marriage to Elder Andrew Jackson Painter, who preceded her in death seven years ago. To this union were born six children: Daisy, Freddie, Benjamin, Nettie, John and Mrs. Wilmer (Grace) Kite. All preceded her in death except Benjamin F. Painter, with whom she had made her home since the death of her husband. She also leaves six grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Sarah E. Good. Another sister, Mrs. Fannie Good, is deceased.
Mrs. Painter was a member of the S.D.A. Church for fifty-three years and was a regular attendant as long as her health permitted. She was always willing to assist those who needed it and was affectionately known to many as “Aunt Nannie.”…
The funeral services were in charge of Elder F.D. Horton, assisted by Elders R.E. Griffin, of New Market, and Mark Shanks, of Harrisonburg. Interment was in the Adventist cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 16 Sep 1943
Death of TROY CLINTON PAINTER
The death of little Troy Clinton Painter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Painter of Stanley, occurred on Friday of last week at the University Hospital...
He was born on June 27, 1936 near Stanley and was 7 years, 2 months and 13 days old. He is survived by his parents and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Virginia Cooper, Mrs. Louise Barlow and Mrs. Larena Groves, all of Norfolk, Pvt. Lloyd A. Painter, of the U.S. Army, Shirley, Kenneth, Billy, Roy and Phyllis Painter, all at home.
Last rites were conducted on Monday at 2:00 p.m. from the Adventist Church in Stanley with burial in the church cemetery, Elder J.B. Jenkins officiated...
Page News & Courier, Thursday 27 Nov 1947
WELLER A. PAINTER Dies Following Long Illness
Weller Amos Painter, 67, well known resident of West Stanley, died at his home last Thursday night following an illness of seven years. Burial was in the Adventist Church cemetery Saturday at noon.
The deceased was born west of Stanley, where he spent his life, on October 19, 1860, the son of the late Joseph and Polly N. Painter. When young he married Mary E. Painter, who survives, and to this union the following children were born: Earl Painter, Amos Painter, Mrs. Melvin (Goldie) Good, Mrs. Kermit (Virginia) Good, Mrs. Junior (Nellie) Rhinehart, Miss Dolly Painter, Miss Frances Painter and Mrs. Ray (Louella) Meadows, all of Stanley.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 22nd, at the Adventist Church with Elder Landis, of Harrisonburg, officiating. Interment was in the Church cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Friday 24 Jul 1942
Child Dies At Stanley (WILMA LEE PAINTER)
Wilma Lee, little 15 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Painter, west of Stanley, died Wednesday morning at 1:00 o'clock at the R.M. Hospital, Harrisonburg. She had been sick for ten days, but failed to respond to treatment though everything possible was done for her.
Services were held at the grave yesterday (Thursday) morning at 11:00 o'clock with Elder J.B. Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the Adventist cemetery.
Besides her parents she is survived by one sister, Geneva Mae, age 10 years, and two brothers, Nelson Lee, 8 years, and Eldon Martin, 6 years...
Page News & Courier, Friday 14 Mar 1941
Death of MRS. PENCE
Mrs. Elizabeth (Bettie) Alice Pence, 79, widow of the later William N. Pence and a sister-in-law of Mrs. Lula O. Bixler, of Mechanic Street, Luray, died on Wednesday morning of this week at her home in Shenandoah… Before marriage she was Miss Bettie Foltz, of the Stanley neighborhood.
She is survived by four daughters and two sons. The daughters are Mrs. Mary Bear and Mrs. Allene Amidon, of Washington; Mrs. Beatrice Dewson, of Beverly, N.J., and Mrs. Irma Clem, of Shenandoah. The sons are Edgar and Bernard Pence, also of Shenandoah. Four children are deceased. Brothers of Mrs. Pence are John A. Foltz, for many years an employee of the Norfolk and Western Railroad, and William Foltz, of Stanley, while her surviving sisters are Mrs. Amos Sours and Mrs. Elbert Mayes, of the Stanley neighborhood. Mrs. Pence has been residing in Shenandoah for many years. The father of Mrs. Pence was the late James Foltz, years ago a well known citizen of the Stanley section. Mrs. Pence had been a faithful member of the U.B. Church for many years. Funeral services will take place Saturday at 2:0 p.m. at the United Brethren Church in Shenandoah with burial in the Adventist Cemetery near Stanley.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 15 Feb 1945
Death of ELMER PENCE
Elmer E. Pence, 52, an employee of the Norfolk and Western shops for a number of years, and a resident of Elkton, died Thursday afternoon at 3:30 at his home following an illness of a year. He was born on Dec. 20, 1892.
Besides his wife, Mrs. Bertha Dovel Pence, he is survived by six children: Mrs. Irvin Lam, of Elkton, Henry Pence, of Baltimore, Corp. Irvin Pence, overseas, Louise, Clyde and Theodore Pence, at home, four sisters, Mrs. Harry Good, of Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. H.A. May, of Shenandoah, Mrs. Bessie Campbrll, of Lynchburg, and Mrs. Daisy Pence, of Shenandoah; five brothers, William, Tom, Jack, Henry and Martin Pence, all of Shenandoah.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock from St. Peter's Church at Humes Run, of which he was a member. Services were conducted by Rev. P.W. Fisher. Burial was in a nearby cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Tuesday 11 Nov 1941
Death of JAMES ALLEN PETTIT
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Pettit, James Allen, died at the home of his parents yesterday (Monday) at 1 o'clock p.m., following a five-day siege of whooping cough. The baby was born on September 19th of this year in the Pine Grove community.
His parents, Ivan Ellis Pettit and Reba Gray Pettit, survive him with the following other children: Weldon, Randolph, Virginia, Frances and Victoria, all at home...
The funeral will be conducted today (Tuesday) at the Pine Grove Mission at 12:30 p.m., with Rev. R.H. Lee, of the Episcopal Church, Luray, in charge.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 11 Feb 1943, vol. 31, no. 41, pg. 4, col. 4
Death of W.A. PLUM
Walter Amos Plum, age 70, retired N. & W. employee of the Shenandoah Shop, died at his home near here Friday evening following an illness of several years.
He was the son of the late John and Susan Plum, of Shenandoah, and was a consistent member of the Christian Church.
Mr. Plum was twice married, his first wife being Miss Ida Wesner, by whom he had two sons, Frank and James, the latter being deceased. The second wife, the former Miss Delilah Kite, also survives, as well as seven children, Misses Myrtle, Virginia and Edith Plum and Wiley and John and Pvt. Horace Plum and Mrs. Earl (Kathryn) Owens. He also leaves 14 grandchildren, a brother, William Plum, of Shenandoah, and two sisters, Mrs. Jerry Triggs, of Shenandoah, and Mrs. Margaret McDorman, of Martinsburg, W.Va.
Funeral services were conducted from the Grove Hill United Brethren Church on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with the Rev. P.W. Fisher officiating. Interment was in the Grove Hill Cemetery.
Page News & Courier, Thursday 6 May 1943
Sudden Death of MRS. FANNIE PRESGRAVES
Mrs. Russell (Fannie) Presgraves, born May 10, 1880, died suddenlt at her home near Rileyville, this county, on Thursday night about 11:30; following a brief illness though her general health had not been good for several years.
The Presgraves family has been living in the Vaughn's Summit section for many years and is one of the oldest family units in Page county...
In addition her her husband, Russell Presgraves, whom she married on Oct. 26., 1896, she is survived by the following children: Cletus Presgraves, Hagerstown, Md.; Mrs. J.H. (Agnes) Vaughan, Rileyville; Leon L. Presgraves, of Front Roayl, Va.; Ronald Presgraves, of Kimball; Clifton E. Presgraves, of Romney, W.Va.; Mrs. Albert (Edna) Vaughan, of Front Royal, Va., and Mrs. Roy (Kathleen) Jewell, of Rileyville.
She had been a member of the Church of the Brethren...
Before marriage she was Miss Fannie Beach, member of an old and well known family of Springfield district. Her parents, Jake and Annie Beach, are dead. She leaves the following half sisters and brothers: Mrs. Cora Lonas and Miss Grace Bailey, of Winchester, Mrs. Mattie Armel, of White Post and Joe Doland Bailey, of Winchester, Va. A granddaughter, Miss Genevieve Presgraves, whom she raised, also survives. Her sister Miss Katie Beach, died thirty-five years ago.
The interment took place at Beahm's Chapel Cemetery, east of Luray, on Sunday evening at 3:00 o'clock. Her funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Henry C. Eller of the Brethren Church and Elder A.W. Campbell, of the Regular Baptist Church...