DALTON, Gordon — Twenty-six years old, Ohio River
road, Route No. 4, died Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from injuries
suffered Monday when a 2800 pound crane fell on him while working at the
International Nickel Co. Funeral services were conducted at Greenbottom
yesterday morning at 10 o'clock with Rev. Cremeans officiating. Surviving
are the widow, formerly Miss Bernice Spurlock, of Huntington; two children,
Eloise, five years old, and Lela, 2; the father, several sisters and one
brother. -The Herald-Dispatch, Friday, December 27, 1929
DAMRON, Mose D. — Funeral services for Moses D. Damron, retired lumberman and Confederate army veteran, who died Saturday
will be held at his residence 1528 Washington avenue Monday afternoon at
2:30 o'clock with Rev. H. W. Sheffer pastor of the Central Christian church
officiating. Burial will be made at Spring Hill cemetery.
Mr. Damron was widely known in the southern part of West Virginia where he
had spent his life. He was born January 1, 1839 in Wayne county and was the
son of Samuel Damron, one of the pioneer settlers of that part of the
country. He was engaged in the lumber business practically his entire life as
well as the real estate business. He retired from business fifteen years
ago. He helped develop Boone and Raleigh counties. He came to Huntington
seventeen years ago from Raleigh county. He was a brother to the late Mrs.
S. S. Vinson of Westmoreland. The survivors are two sisters Mrs. Elizabeth
Bromley of St. Louis, and Mrs. Winfield Vinson of Louise, his widow, three
sons, Filmore Damron of Naugatuck, S. G. Damron, of Charleston and Dorest
Damron of Baltimore, and step children Mrs. H. H. Freeman, of this city,
Mrs. T. J. Shannon of Russell, Ky., and K. C. Claypool of Cleveland, O. The
active pall bearers will be W. R. Pack, Dr. Charles A. Drake, J. F.
Schmidlapp, O. W. Van Meter, E. R. Garland, C. R. Garwood.
The honorary pall bearers will be C. C. Crawford, M. L. Duncan, C. T. Wade,
J. A. Griffit, Dr. C. L. Hopkins, C. H. Hosey, R. R. Slanker, John
Ballenger, Rev. C. J. Hollandsworth, Enoch Baker and J. W. Heron. -The
Herald-Dispatch, Monday Morning, April 7, 1924
DAMRON, Sylvester James
DEATH COMES TO REV. S. J. DAMRON
At 2 o'clock
Friday morning death claimed Rev. Sylvester James Damron, who succumbed at
the age of seventy-three at his home at Twenty-eighth street and Ohio
Avenue. He was m minister of the M. E. Church, South, for forty years or
more and worked during a long period in Southern West Virginia and Eastern
Kentucky. Two years before his death he entered the superanuate relation.
The last years of his ministry were spent in evangelistic work in Ohio and
Kentucky. He was a veteran of the Union Army and a member of Bailey Post No.
4, G. A. R. Another distinction was that he was a life long resident of
Huntington, having been born on Four Pole Creek within the limits of the
present city. He was twice married and leaves a widow, nine children,
thirty-nine grandchildren and five great grand children.
His youngest son is fighting with the American Expeditionary Forces in
France. His funeral will take place at his home at 2:30 Saturday afternoon.
Rev. John Martin will be the officiating minister. He will be buried at
Spring Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Damron spent his boyhood on his father's farm here and at the age of
fifteen he ran away and joined Company F. of the Fifth West Virginia. he
served for three years.
In 1866, just after he came out of the army, he married Miss Louisa Lawhorn.
She died in 1885. Of the children of this union the following survive:
Henderson Damron, Twenty-eight street and Ohio avenue; D. P. Damron, 2446
Third avenue; Mrs. Deathiah Lewis, Bradrick, O.; Mrs. Pearl Dickey, Virginia
avenue; Mrs. Malinda Foster, Fourth avenue; and J. D. Damron, who is
somewhere in the south.
Subsequently he married Miss Oma F. Elkins, of Wayne county, who, with three
children, survive him. William, their son is in France, Mrs. Dollie Schultz,
is at her father's home and Mrs. Ellen Disher resides at First avenue and
Twenty-ninth street. -The Herald-Dispatch, Saturday Morning, August 17,
DAVIS, Edward Gordon
RITES FRIDAY FOR E. G. DAVIS — Funeral services for Edward Gordon Davis, 64, 614 1/2 Fourth street, blind
owner of a small tobacco and newsstand on Tenth street for many years, who
died yesterday morning in a Huntington hospital, will be held tomorrow at
2:30 P. M. at the Steel funeral home with Dr. Armand L. Currie, pastor of
the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill
cemetery. Members of James C. Russel Camp 11, United Spanish War Veterans
will serve as pallbearers and officers of the organization will conduct
graveside services. Mr. Davis retired from business a number of years ago
when he became paralyzed. He had been in business here for 17 years, first
on Fourth avenue near the Orpheum theatre and later on Tenth street below
Fifth avenue. He became blind 22 years ago. Mr. Davis volunteered for
service with the U. S. army in the Spanish-American war on June 15, 1898. He
became a corporal in Company E, First West Virginia Volunteer Infantry. He
was born on November 21, 1876, in New Hope, Augusta county, Virginia. He was
a member of Johnson Memorial Methodist Church. His wife, Mrs. Stella
Pritchard Davis, died a number of years ago. Surviving are a son, E. Gordon
Davis Jr. of Huntington; a daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert W.
Clement, with whom he resided; a brother, Leslie Davis of St. Louis; a
niece, Miss Virginia Davis of St. Louis, and a sister, Miss Anna Davis of
Huntington. -The Herald-Dispatch, Thursday Morning, May 29, 1941
DAVIS, Thanie Anna, Mrs.
MRS. THANIE ANNA DAVIS — Eighty-one years old, 982 Washington Avenue, died
yesterday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Robert Wiley of Rush, Ky. Funeral
services will be conducted at 2 P. M. tomorrow at the Reger Funeral Chapel
by the Rev. Carroll Caudill. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Mrs.
Davis was a charter member of the First Baptist Church at Kenova, and a
member of Charity Council No. 31, Daughters of the America, and Council No.
7 of the Ladies of the Golden Eagle. Additional survivors include one other
daughter, Mrs. J. C. Yates of Delhi, Calif.; one son, J. H. Hensley of
Covington, Ky.; four step-daughters, Mrs. William Callihan of Miami, Fla.,
Mrs. Lillie Williamson of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Maude Eddy of Tuston, Calf.,
and Miss June Davis of Huntington, and 16 grandchildren. The body will be
taken to the Wiley home at Rush at 10 A. M. today and will be returned to
the funeral home tomorrow. -The Herald-Dispatch, Friday, March 14, 1952,
DAWKINS, H. P.
H. P. DAWKINS
Funeral services for H. P. Dawkins, 86, of 2501 Third avenue, who
died Thursday, will be conducted at 2:30 P. M. today at the Beard-Fisher
Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles C. Coss officiating. Burial will be
in Woodmere cemetery. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Jannie Dawkins;
two daughters, Mrs. L. J. Walton of Huntington and Miss Aldine Dawkins at
home; one son, Hilbert Dawkins of Huntington and two grandchildren.
Active pallbearers will be Lawrence, Robert, Lyle and Carroll Ferris, and R.
J. and H. L. Dawkins. -The
Herald-Advertiser, Sunday, October 14, 1956, pg. 49