The Parkersburg Sentinel
Saturday,August 5, 1916
Harrisville, August 5 --Attorney
Homer ADAMS and wife, returned home
on Monday.They had been at Ocean City,
Maryland,for a few days, making the trip
in their car.
Mrs. M. M. SNYDER was here from
Washburn, Sunday, the guest of her son,J.
P. SNYDER and family.
Mrs. Bert STONE of Pennsboro is
critically ill with typhoid fever.
Attorney Victor COOPER and little
son ZINK, who had been at Webster Springs
for ten days, returned to their home the
(film torn)last week. Mrs COOPER and their
little daughter,Marcella will remain there a few
Clarence HUGHEY, who has employment
at Akron, Ohio, is here the guest of friends.
Peter SNYDER and son and two daughters,
Earl and Misses Blanche and Lucy, and Ross
JARVIS, of Weston, were at Washburn the latter part
of last week the guests of Mrs. M. M. SNYDER,
and were here over Sunday the guests of J. P. SNYDER
Thurman HADDOX went to Parkersburg on
Tuesday for a few day's stay.
Harry WILSON, who has employment at
Pennsboro, was here at his home on Tuesday.
Harley SNODGRASS and Ernest WILSON of
Hazelgreen, went to Fairmont the first of the week, where
they expect to secure employment.
Mr. and Mrs. P. G. SMITH returned home last
Friday. They had been visiting relatives at Belpre and
Rev. W. N. FRASURE, returned home the first
of the week. He had been spending a few days at his farm
in Doddridge county, and his wife and children, who
accompanied him there, expect to remain for several days.
Mrs. Laura McKINLEY, of Salem, was here on
Thursday of last week the guest of J. N. PIERPOINT and
family. Her son, Barnes, who has employment at
Columbus, Ohio, was here with her.
Leland FIDLER returned home last Saturday.
He has been at Morgantown,a student at the University.
Conrad MATHENY returned home on Sunday. He had
been at Parkersburg for a few day's stay with relatives.
Born, on July 28, to Wm. FRANK and wife, nee
Miss Dessie COX, at their home in Akron, a son.
Charlie LEASBURG went to Fairmont, until Monday
of this week with relatives.
Miss Mary WEEKLEY, who had been a student
at the University at Morgantown, returned home on Monday.
Mr and Mrs Ira HEMSWORTH and daughter, Lena,
of Hebron, were here Sunday to see G. M. HEMSWORTH.
Miss Metta MARTIN, returned last Saturday. She
had been visiting Parkersburg friends.
Will HALL was here from Parkersburg from
Monday until Wednesday the guest of friends. He was
en route to Pullman for a few day's stay.
James STANLEY, who lives near town, went to
Salem on Friday of last week with relatives.
Mrs. H. C. WITHERUP and little daughter, Fayne,
who had been here for several days the guests of Miss
Mary FLANAGAN, returned to their home at Weston, Tuesday.
Miss Gertrude MOATS returned home on Tuesday,
after a stay of several days at Clarksburg the guest of
her aunt, Mrs. John COOKMAN.
Little Miss Virginia HARRISON is at West Union,
the guest of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. HARRISON.
Attorney S. A. POWELL and daughter, Mabel, went to
Parkersburg Monday, returning home the following day.
Clee WAGNER was here at his home over Sunday.
He is a student at Salem College.
I. N. COKELEY, who resides south of town, has had
an addition built to his residence property.
Miss Lottie BOND was here from Salem from Friday of
last week until Sunday the guest of F. A. WAGNER and family.
Judge H. B. WOODS is at Glenville holding court.
Weldon KINNEY, of Williamstown, came here last Friday
and remained until Sunday the guest of Andrew DAVISSON and
Miss Sylvia WAGNER, who is a student at Salem
college was here from last Friday until Sunday at her home.
Mrs. Charlie JACKSON, who has been here visiting her
parents, Mr and Mrs E. L. McDOUGAL was at her home at
Salem over Sunday. Mrs. McDOUGAL accompanied her.
Harley SHRADER, the twelve year old son of Jacob
SHRADER and wife, who live a few miles from town, is ill with
Troy NUTT, of Washburn, who has been critically ill of
appendicitis, underwent a surgical operation at his home on
Monday, Dr. C. W. REXROAD and Dr. GOFF being the
attending physicians. He is getting along nicely.
August 8, 1916
The Parkersburg Sentinel
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Tuesday, August 8, 1916
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Harrisville, Aug 8.--Dr. J. R. FLOYD has sold
his car to Snyder Bros. and has purchased a horse
of Mr. HATFIELD.
Sheridan MOATS, who has been in San Francisco,
Cal., surveying on a railroad, has gone to Alaska.
B. M. SIGLER has been at Cincinnati, Ohio, a few
days consulting Dr. SATLER, the eye specialist. He
is now spending a few days at Charleston, this state.
Mr. SIGLER is deputy county clerk.
Miss Ida WOLFE was in town one day last week en
route to her home at Mahone. She expects to remain
a few weeks. She has been at Parkersburg attending
the Mountain State Business College.
Little Miss Eugenia COOKMAN, of Clarksburg,
is here to remain a few weeks with her grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew MOATS.
Miss Gladys McKINLEY has been spending a few days
at Charleston visiting friends.
Miss Lena MASON recently visited her uncle, Eber
MASON and family at Pennsboro.
Porter LEGGETT, who has been employed at Toledo,
Ohio for some time, is here visiting his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. LEGGETT.
Miss Clarice LEWIS has returned to this place. She
spent the past three weeks visiting friends at Lost
Creek, Fairmont and Morgantown. She is employed here
as stenographer in Prosecuting Attorney Thos. J. DAVIS'
Maynard POWELL has gon to Bellaire, Ohio.
Miss Ruth COKELEY is here from Fairmont for
a two weeks stay with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
I. N. COKELEY.
Dr. J. F. HARTMAN of Burnt House, was in town
one day recently en route to Webster Springs for
a few days stay.
Mrs. Andrew RICHARDS and Georgia RICHARDS, of
Morgantown, were here last week from Monday until
Thursday the guests of Mrs. RICHARDS' parents, Mr.
and Mrs. I. N. COKELEY.
The lodge of Maccabees at Washburn had a picnic
at that place a few days ago which proved to be a
success. There was quite a large attendance and an
abundance of good "eatin's".
Mrs. W. S. CANTER and son and daughter, Espien and
Bera, of Middlebourne, came here last week and with Mr.
CANTER have gone to housekeeping in the West End in the
S. A. POWELL property, recently purchased from Mrs. Anna
WAKE. Mr. CANTER came here a few weeks ago and is
employed at the gasoline plant which Hennegan & Hanlon
are putting in.
Mrs. C. E. RARDIN went to Clarksburg last week
to remain several days with relatives.
Mrs. Henrietta MILLER has been spending a few days
at Smithville with her daughter and her two sons, Mrs.
S. H. WESTFALL and James and Frank MILLER.
John W. WELCH, of Marietta, Ohio, was here one day
last week delivering a carload of Marietta Silo Company's
silos, distributed by the Ritchie County Farm Bureau.
Cecil COFFIELD and Ray LATTIMER have returned from a
trip through Ohio made in Mr. COFFIELD'S car.
Mrs. Julia RIDDLE and little daughter of Morgantown
have been visiting her father, Willis KEITH, of Stewart's
Master Charley LOUGH, of Williamstown, is spending a
few weeks near this place with his cousins, P. S. LOUGH
and Misses Mary and Bernice LOUGH.
Master Fred GOODWIN, who recently underwent a surgical
operation for appendicitis at the St. Joseph's hospital,
Parkersburg, has so far recovered as to be able to be
taken to his home at Ellenboro.
Mrs. Albert MARSH has returned to her home near Ellenboro.
She had been visiting relatives near Roanoke, this state.
On Tuesday of last week at 7:30 o'clock p.m. Rev. J. B.
RADCLIFF, of Mt. Zion, united in marriage John H. PARKER,
of Clevanxdefrise*, and Miss Ella PYLES, of Route 2.
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Mrs. E. E. GRIFFIN and two children, of Elizabeth, are
here visiting her sister, Mrs. O. W. PHILLIPS, and her
father, Elijah SMITH and family, on Route 2.
Hugh WAGNER and wife and little son, William, of
Pittsburg, are here visiting the former's father, E.
I. WAGNER, and family. Their other son, Robert, has
been here for the past few weeks.
August 9, 1916
The Parkersburg Sentinel
Parkersburg West Virginia
Wednesday, August 9, 1916
Pennsboro, Aug. 8-- A large number of people,
visited the fair grounds Sunday. If the weather
is favorable the fair this year promises to be
the best ever held. The attractions are more
numerous and so many horses are entered that it
was necessary to build new stables to accommodate
The board of advisors of the Clay district road
paving business met at the First National Bank here
Saturday. Work of construction will begin immediately.
Mrs. L. S. SILL, after a long illness at her home
here, passed away Saturday evening. She was eighty-four
years old and had hosts of friends who mourn her death.
She is survived by eight children. The following reside
at this place: Mrs. Belle COOPER, Miss Abby, Jane and
Angeline SILL and W. F. SILL. The funeral was held at
the U. B. Church Monday afternoon, and interment was made
in that cemetery. Short addresses were made by the
following ministers: Rev. H. S. McCULTY, Rev. Ernest
CALDECOTT, Rev. J. M. KNIGHT and E. M. RITTENHOUSE.
The many friends of Mrs. Melville SHERWOOD will regret
to learn of her death at Washington, D. C., on Saturday
last after a short illness. Mrs. SHERWOOD made her home
here for several years and was loved by all who knew her.
The McGINNIS hotel opened it's doors to the public
Monday in time to accommodate the fair crowds. The hotel
is large and up-to-date and is a decided improvement to
the town, and under the efficient management of Mr. GREER
it promises to be a success.
Pennsboro people attending the annual Catholic picnic
at Cornwallis Saturday were: The Ladies' Cornet Band,
Misses Rose and May DOYLE, Mayme FALLEN, Mabel and Dulsa
WORSTELL, Mrs. Martin CLEAVER, Mrs. Mary DOYLE, Mrs.
Edward SAAS, Miss Bidy COFFEE and Messrs. Bernard FLESHER
and Wm. COFFEE. The outing was a success, as usual.
Eber MASON, one of the oldest residents of this city,
died Monday morning at one o'clock at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. D. W. WILCOX, after a long illness.
Funeral arrangements are not yet made.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. SPENCER and daughter, Miss Ada, and
Mr. and Mrs. Howard DELANO and son, Loring, of Porterfield,
were the guests of Dr. and Mrs. John STOOPS and family Sunday.
March 2, 1888
March 30, 1888 Drowning of David GREGG & Death of Etta ZINN
Sept 4, 1904 Obit of Benjamin MOATS
The Daily State Journal
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Friday Evening, March 2, 1888 Mrs. Eliza MALEY, probably the oldest person
in Ritchie county, died at the home of her son,
Thomas MALEY, near Harrisville last Thursday. She
was in the 94th year of her age. Her father, Alex
SKELTON, came to that part of the country in 1810.
James MALEY, her husband, died nearly forty years
ago, and she never married again.
The Daily State Journal
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Friday, March 30, 1888
Drowned in Hughes River.
A special from Harrisville says that David GREGG,
a young man about twenty-three years of age, was drowned
yesterday in the southern fork of Hughes river, a short
distance below Smithville, by falling from a raft. By
some mischance, several men were struck by an oar and
knocked off into the water, but all succeeded in getting
out except GREGG. Owing to the high water, his body had
not been recovered last night.
A Sad Occurrence.
Miss Etta ZINN, a prominent young lady of Ritchie
county, lately residing near Oxford, died rather suddenly
last Monday. She was to have been married yesterday to
Mr. Levi HALL, of that county. The prospective bride-groom
was summoned, but reached the scene too late to bid a last
adieu to her, and is almost distracted with grief. The
funeral took place at Oxford.
To Succeed Dr. Isaac Scott.
Dr. W. H. SHARP, of Volcano, has been appointed by
Commissioner BLACK to succeed the late Dr. Isaac SCOTT,
as a member of the U. S. Pension Board. He was appointed
upon the recommendation of Senator FAULKNER. There were
The State Journal (daily)
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Monday Evening, September 4, 1904
Prominent Harrisville Man Died This Morning
Demise of Mr. Benjamin MOATS, the Father of
Hon. Frank P. MOATS of this City.
He was a Member of One of the Pioneer Families
of Ritchie County and An Esteemed Citizen.
His Disease Was Neuralgia of the Heart and He
Dropped Dead While at His Barn.
Had Been Ailing For a Short Time But His Death
Was a Surprise to Relatives and Friends.
Mr. Benjamin MOATS, one of the leading citizens
of Harrisville, and of Ritchie county, dropped dead early
this morning. His demise of course startled the town and
community. His disease was neuralgia of the heart. He
had been somewhat ailing for a week, having had an attack
last Monday but seemed to be better. It was not thought
he was in any danger of death and his sudden taking off
was a complete surprise to his relatives, neighbors and
friends generally. Mr. MOATS resided a short distance out
of town, on his farm. He got up out of bed as usual this
morning and went out to his barn a short distance from his
house to attend to some chores and while there fell dead.
This was about eight o'clock. The news was at once
telephoned in to this city, to his son, Hon. Frank P. MOATS.
The latter went out to Harrisville on the first train after
hearing of his father's death.
Benjamin MOATS was born sixty-six-years ago in Ritchie
county. His father Jacob MOATS, was one of the pioneers in
that locality. Several brothers, emigrated to Ritchie county
along about the year of eighteen-and thirty, and there are
now many decendants in Ritchie county. The MOATS and the
COKELEY'S families relatives are noted as two of the
prominent names in Ritchie and there are many of them, who
are all known as honest and sturdy citizens.
Mr. MOATS leaves a wife and six children. Of these
latter three are sons and three are daughters, Hon. Frank
P. MOATS resides in Parkersburg, Homer and Emery, the other
two sons in Ritchie county. The three daughters are Mrs.
Minnie HOPKINS, residing at Chicago, with her husband; Mrs.
Lollie CROW, living near Harrisville, and Jennie who lives
near at home. Mr. MOATS had been married twice, his widow
being Miss Amanda LOWTHER, of Ritchie county, before she was
married to Mr. MOATS. His first wife, who died a number of
years ago, was a daughter of Mr. Z. M. PIERPOINT, of
Harrisville, also a pioneer of Ritchie county. Her name was
Isabel. Two brothers and two sisters also survive the
deceased,Andrew MOATS, of Harrisville; George MOATS, of
Missouri; Mrs. India GILBERT, wife of G. G. GILBERT, of
Williamstown, this county, and Mrs. Jane SIGLER, of Cairo.
Benjamin MOATS was one of the sterling citizens of
Ritchie county. He was universally esteemed for his sterling
worth, his unblemished integrity, his upright life, and
beloved for his genial and affectionate disposition and his
pure and kindly heart. The name of MOATS in Ritchie county is
one synonymous with rugged honesty and devotion to principle
and none ever stood higher in this regard than the one who
today answered the summons of his Maker and went on to join
loved ones who had gone before him, yet leaving many sorrowing
Mr. MOATS was a Union Soldier, a farmer, and a member of
the M. P. Church at Harrisville.
Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been made, but
it is likely it will occur Wednesday. Interment, no doubt will
be made at Harrisville, in the beautiful city on the hill,
where rest many of the relatives of the departed.