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1900-1909 Obituaries


BOONE, Jesse T
The funeral of the late Jesse T. Boone occurred Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock at Red Hill; being conducted by Rev. G. H. Devol ;and Rev. E. H. Waters. The obsequies were attended by a number of local people. The death of Mr. Boone was due to old age, he being seventy-six years old when the end came. He is survived by a wife, four daughters and two sons. He was a native of Harrison County and a veteran of the Civil War.
Daily State Journal November 30, 1908

DIGMAN, Priscilla
Death of Mrs. Bigman [Digman]

Mrs. Priscilla Bigman [Digman], wife of Chas. Bigman [Digman], died Wednesday afternoon at the home of the family a few miles from the city after a protracted illness of consumption.  The funeral will occur Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the family residence and the interment will be at the Hall graveyard.
Parkersburg Sentinel June 4, 1908
Submitted by Louis Ruf

DIGMAN, Priscilla
Funeral of Mrs. Digman

The funeral of the late Mrs. Priscilla Digman was held this afternoon at three o'clock from the family residence at Ogdenville, near here.  It was largely attended.  Interment was made in the Hall cemetery near the home.
State Journal June 5, 1908
Submitted by Louis Ruf

HARRIS, Otto
The Funeral of Otto Harris

The funeral of Otto Harris, of Williams district,  whose death occurred on Tuesday, took place, Thursday, services being conducted at the Burnt Hill Church.  Harris' death was due to pneumonia, of which he had been ill for several weeks,  He is survived by his wife and two children.
Parkersburg Sentinel December 28, 1906
Submitted by Linda Harris Hall

MARSHALL, Wm.
Death of a Pioneer

Wm. Marshall, one of the pioneer residents of this county, died late Saturday night on the old homestead place near Dallison, where he was making his home with his son, Alexander Marshall. The deceased was 81 years of age and his death was due to infirmities incident to advanced years. He is survived by his wife and six children. Mr. Marshall was an honest and upright citizen and was held in high esteem by all who knew him.
Parkersburg Sentinel, December 29, 1902, page five

NELSON, Nathan
THE DEATH OF NATHAN NELSON

In the death of Nathan Nelson, which occurred Tuesday night at 8:30 at the family home at Redwood several miles above the city on the Inter-Urban, a good citizen has passed to his reward. Mr. Nelson had been in ill health for nearly a year and for several months had been confined to his home. He was seventy-seven years of age and is survived by his wife and twelve children. He was an industrious and respected citizen, who had spent his whole life in Wood county. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at the residence at Redwood. Interment will be in the Cook cemetery near the Engine Works.
Parkersburg Semi-Weekly Sentinel, October 22, 1909, page 8
Submitted by Nanci Headley Kotowski

RAY, Isaac
DEATH COMES WITHOUT A WARNING
Parkersburg Man Expires Suddenly Just Above Lowell
Hard Work and Heat Too Much for Foreman On New Line

Heart failure, superinduced by over-work and the intense heat of the previous day, caused Mr. Isaac Ray to drop dead while at work on the extension of the Parkersburg-Marietta and Inter-Urban Electric line from Lowell to Beverly, late Saturday afternoon, at Adams' station, about a mile above Lowell. Mr. Ray had worked hard all day Saturday and no doubt his death was partly caused by over-work, as he had a weak heart. Organic heart trouble was given as the direct cause. The deceased was a well known resident of Tavennerville, South Side, Parkersburg, and was employed as a foreman of a section gang on the construction work of the new car line by R. T. Martin, a contractor.

The remains were taken in charge by an undertaker in Lowell and prepared for burial. On Sunday morning the body was sent to his home in Parkersburg on an inter-urban car. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Ray home. Mr. Ray was 55 years of age and leaves a widow, three [sic] daughters and one son the mourn the loss of a devoted father and husband. The children are all grown. The deceased was a cousin of Officer Charles Ray, Mr. Ray of the Leader Restaurant and of Mr. Ray the barber in Lowell. He was well known here and his death comes as a sad blow to his friends and relatives.
8/30/1909 The Marietta Times, August 30, 1909
Submitted by Nanci Headley Kotowski

RAY, Robert Boyd
THREE DEATHS
Reapers Harvest Heavy Over Sunday

Robert B. Ray, an aged resident of the South Side, died early yesterday morning at the home of his son, Isaac Ray, after an illness of several weeks. The deceased was 75 years of age and had lived in this county for nearly thirty years. The funeral will take place today from the home at 9:30 a.m. Interment at Union Valley cemetery.
Daily Morning News, July 17, 1900, page 5
Submitted by Nanci Headley Kotowski

RAY, Robert Boyd
Two Funerals This Morning

The funeral of Robert Boyd Ray, whose death occurred [illegible section] the South Side on Monday, took place today. The remains were taken to the Union Valley cemetery for interment. The deceased was 75 years of age and a well known resident of the county.
The Parkersburg Sentinel, July 17, 1900, page 8
Submitted by Nanci Headley Kotowski

RUF, Mrs. Albert
[Caroline Friederike Froeschle]

The funeral of Mrs. Albert Ruf, who died Tuesday, took place Wednesday afternoon.  Mrs. Ruf was seventy years of age.  She had been a long sufferer with catarrh of the stomach.  She is survived by her husband, three sons, Henry and Julius, of Parkersburg, Ed, of Williamstown, and three daughters, Mrs. A. Strauss, of Williamstown, Mrs. Flora Spies, of Parkersburg, and Miss Rachael, of California.  Interment was made in the Williamstown cemetery.
The Parkersburg News, July 4, 1903
Submitted by Louis Ruf

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