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1910-1919 Obituaries


ADAMS, Shields
Mr. Adams dead : Shields Adams, aged 63 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jones, 30 1/2 Ann St, last night at 8:00. He had been a sufferer of stomach trouble for some time. The deceased is survived by three sons, Ruffner and John of Clarksburg, and Frank of Huntington. Two daughters survive, Mrs. Jones, with whom he resided and Mrs. Rice of Rockport. A brother who resides to the West also survives. No arrangements have been made for the funeral services.
Parkersburg Dispatch-News, December 24, 1912

ANDERSON, Coleman
DIES SOON AFTER WIFE

Mr. Coleman Madison Anderson, well known Marietta man, passed away after an illness lasting several years, at 9:15 o'clock Thursday night at his home at 717 Quarry street.   The deceased had been suffering from rheumatism for several years and death was due to this ailment and complications.

Mr. Anderson was born at Belleville, W. Va., November 15, 1851 and was therefore 66 years of age.   On March 14, 1872, he was united in marriage to Miss Harriett Matilda Hayes, of Barlow, whose death occurred on Wednesday morning, only two days previous to the death of her husband.

Six children were born to them, four of whom survive.  They are Cy and Cale, of Marietta; Al of Newark, and Mrs. O. E. Merrill, of Akron.  A step-mother Mrs. Temperance Anderson and a half-sister, Miss Delma Anderson both of this city, also survive.

In his early life Mr. Anderson was a farmer and lived on his farm at Belleville, W. V.  But 27 years ago he came to Marietta and entered the bicycle business which his sons had established in this city.  Until his health demanded his retirement several years ago he been active in the bicycle and automobile business of the city.

A double funeral over the remains of the husband and wife will be held at the residence at 717 Quarry street at 1:30 o'clock, the cortege will leave the house for the First Methodist Church, where the major service will be held.  Burial will be made in Oak Grove.  Rev. Frank N. Lynch will conduct the services. 
The Marietta Times, Friday Evening, February 22, 1918, page 5, column 4
Submitted by Sue LaBrie

BUNCH, Lydia
FUNERAL OF MRS. BUNCH

The funeral of Mrs. Walter Bunch, who died early yesterday morning at the home of the family on the Inter-Urban several miles above the city will be held on Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, the services to be conducted at the Briscoe church and the interment will be in the Neal [sic] cemetery, near Warthmore. Mrs. Bunch was twenty-six years of age and has a number of friends in the city. She had been ill for some time and three months ago underwent an operation at a local hospital but the relief obtained was not permanent. Mrs. Bunch is survived by her mother, Mrs. Eva Headley and by the following brothers: Jesse Headley, and Ben Headly [sic], both of Central, and Joshua Headly [sic], of South Side.
The Parkersburg, Sentinel, November 12, 1913
Submitted by Nanci Headley Kotowski

GANT, Samuel
WAR VETERAN
S. C. Gant, Sr., Died at Home of His Daughter at Cambridge
Monday, July 12, 1915

S. C. Gant, of Twenty-fifth street, died at 11 o'clock Monday at Cambridge, Ohio, while visiting his daughter, Mrs. Anna Staats, of infirmities incident to old age: He was in his eighty-third year, having been born April 28, 1833, in Belmont county, O. He served in the Union army and came to Wood county and settled at Limestone Hill in 1873, where he lived about 12 years. He went to Wirt County, where he resided until about 11 years ago, since which time he has resided In Parkersburg.

Besides a brother, Wm. Gant, of Missouri, and two sisters, Mrs. Jane Hague, of Limestone Hill, and Mrs. Catharine Petty, of Sarahsville, Ohio, he is survived by twelve of his fifteen children — Thos. E. Gant, Oklahoma City; George Gant, Oregon; Mrs. Mary Moore Washington; Jessie Gant, Buena Vista, all of first marriage; and Mrs. Emma Davis, Mrs. Martha Farnsworth, J. E. Gant, S. C. Gant and E. L. Gant; of Parkersburg; T. F. Gant; Williamstown; Mrs. Anna Staats. Cambridge, Ohio, and John Gant, Huntington of the second marriage; and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The remains arrived here shortly: after noon over the O. & L. K. and. were taken to the home of S. C. Gant, Jr., 1723 Park Street.

Brief funeral services will be held at the home of S. C. Gant, Jr., Wednesday morning, and the remains will then be taken to the M. E. church at Limestone Hill, where services will be held at 2 o'clock in the afternoon and the interment will be made at the: church cemetery.

Mr. Gant was a lifelong member of the M. E. church. He was an honorable and upright citizen, enjoying the esteem and respect of everyone who knew him. His long life was a useful one, filled with good deeds, and his death brings sorrow to the family and friends.
From Tuesday's Daily
Submitted by Sam Gant

RAY, Henry Edgar
H. E. RAY DEAD

Henry Edgar Ray, a well known resident of this city, died yesterday morning at 3:15 o'clock, at his home, at 226 Ann street, death being due to complication of diseases. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Miss Dolly Ray, of Leachtown; one son, Raymond Ray, who is in the [illegible word] his stepmother, Mrs. B. L. Ray and the following sisters: Mrs. Frank Thrash, Mrs. Ben Headley, Mrs. Henry Needham [sic - correct surname is Newhouse] and Miss Nellie Ray, all of South Parkersburg. The remains will be removed Sunday morning to the home of his stepmother on South Side, and the funeral arrangement will be made later.
The Parkersburg News, November 2, 1919
Submitted by Nanci Headley Kotowski

RIEL, David
OLD CITIZEN IS CALLED BY DEATH

David Riel[,] aged 78 died at the home of his daughter, Phoebe Ray, at 1016 Williams street, about eight o'clock yesterday morning. Mr. Riel had been a resident of this city for a number of years, and the news of his death was received with sincere regret by his many friends. Mr. Riel arose from his bed about 7 o'clock and was apparently in the best of health. He was eating breakfast when he collapsed and was taken to a bed where it was found that life was extinct. Dr. W. D. Adairs was summoned and he pronounced heart trouble as the cause of death.

Mr. Riel was a veteran of the Civil War, having served three years in the Union army. Surviving him beside [sic] the daughter, with whom he had made his home, are the following children: Harvey Riel, of Chesterville, W. Va; Samuel Riel, of Washington, W. Va.; and Charles Riel and Mrs. Cora DeLancey, both of this city. Patrolman Riel, of the local police force, was a nephew. Late last evening, arrangements were made for the funeral service, which will be held at the home of the daughter, where he lived after, which the remains will be taken to the Bethel chapel, Lubeck, for a short service and interment. Grandsons of the deceased will act as pall bearers and all veterans of the civil war are invited to attend the service at the house.
source: undated original obituary from a Parkersburg area newspaper
Submitted by Nanci Headley Kotowski

RIEL, David
FUNERAL TODAY

Funeral services for the late David Riel who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Phoebe Riel [sic] Saturday morning, were held this morning at ten o'clock from the home of the daughter at 1016 Williams street. Rev. J. A. Wright conducted the services and interment was made in the Bethel cemetery on the South Side. The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War and a large number of old soldiers were present as well as many friends from this section of the city and from the South Side where he formerly resided.
The Parkersburg News, December 18, 1916
Submitted by Nanci Headley Kotowski

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