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1870-1879 Obituaries


ANDERSON, Luke
DIED,-- On the 22nd of April, 1873, near Belleville, Luke Anderson, aged 72 years and 7 months, after a short but severe illness. áHe was born on Belleville Bottom, and was the last of the older Andersons, save one, Mrs Klinefelter, who is two years younger. áHe was the last surviving son of Peter Anderson, Esq., more generally known as the Indian Anderson, whose name in the border warfare is associated with Lee, Coleman, and others. áLuke lived to see his children all married and settled for life. áHe was a member of the M. E. Church for a number of years before his death. áThus the old and first settlers of our county are passing away.
The Parkersburg Orthopolitan, May 10, 1873, page 1
Submitted by Sue LaBrie

CROOKS, Captain H. N. died Friday, May 16, 1873 at his residence in Belleville, W. Va. of Apoplexy, in his 73rd year. Cincinnati papers; please copy.
Weekly State Journal May 29, 1873

HARRIS, Joseph Henry died at Harris Ferry, W.Va. on Friday morning January 29, 1875 of congestion of the brain. Joseph Henry was the eldest son of John M. and Eliza J. Harris. Aged 19 years, 8 months and 22 days.
Weekly State Journal March 18, 1875

JAMES, Nancy COOK died 31 May 1849 w/o John JAMES. Age 73 y 11m 16 d sister of Tillinghast COOK. D/o Joseph Sr. & Elizabeth BARKER COOK.
Parkersburg Orthopolitan Aug 30, 1873. Page 4 Column 2 Ref; Russ Roy's Wood Co. Obits

McFARLAND, A. B. Esquire On Sunday night, May 25, 1873, at 9 o'clock, A. B. McFarland, Esq. aged 46 years. Pittsburg papers please copy.
Weekly State Journal May 29, 1873

O'BRIEN, Mrs. We learn through the Richmond papers of the recent death of Mrs. O'Brien, mother of M.J. and W.S. O'Brien of Volcano, in this county. Mrs. O'Brien had a large circle of friends in this vicinity, having formerly resided at Burning Springs and in this city. Her sons received tidings of her serious illness by telegraph, and started immediately to Richmond, arriving just in time to receive her dying benedictions. Mrs. O'Brien was a woman of many excellent virtues, a noble Christian mother, and her death will be mourned by all who knew her.
Weekly State Journal April 10, 1873

PENNYBACKER, Mrs. Elizabeth a lady well known for her excellence of character and Christian virtues, was buried last Sabbath. Her funeral obsequies were held at the M. E. Church South, of which church she was a prominent member. Mr. Miller preached the sermon. She was aged 76.
Weekly State Journal March 18, 1875

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