Sunday, February 25, 2018

Fernando Elwood Drum

Fernando Elwood Drum

PARENTS: Philip Harvey Drum and Mary Lenore Conger

BIRTH: 22 Nov 1874, Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH

AKA: According to Betty Cronin he went by Elwood.  Elwood in the 1880 census of Monroe Co., OH.

MARRIAGE: Fernando E. Drum, age 19, son of Philip H. Drum married Catherine Wood on 19 Jan 1894 at Monroe Co., OH.
(Source: Monroe County, Ohio Marriages 1867-1917 - furnished by Dr. Samuel B. Hackney)

RESIDENCES: As of Mar 1931, Woodsfield, OH

DEATH: 18 Jan 1954, Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH

OBITUARY: Elwood Drum, 79, Dies at Woodsfield
(Special to The Signal)
WOODSFIELD [OH] -- Elwood Drum, 79, a retired oil field worker, died last night [18 Jan 1954] at the home of a son, Raymond, in Woodsfield [Monroe Co., OH].  [Born, 22 Nov 1874 at Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH]

In addition to the son, he is survived by another son, Gilbert, in California; two brothers, Charles and Tom Drum of Woodsfield, and three sisters, Mrs. Clara Keylor of Woodsfield, Mrs. Arlie Roth of Laings and Mrs. Wilda [sic, Mr. Welda R. whose wife was Minnie L. Drum] Hawkins of Detroit [Michigan].

The body was removed to the Bauer-Turner funeral home.
(Source: FindAGrave) Typed by Richard E. Henthorn

BURIAL: Jan 1954 at Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH, Oaklawn Cemetery

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 137402769

Dick Henthorn
25 FEb 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

Louise Bowers Tharp

Louise Bowers Tharp

RESIDENCES: Graysville, [Greene Co., PA] for last 15 years of her life

DEATH: 5 Sep 1969 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, Marshall Co., WV.

OBITUARY: Louise Bowers Tharp
Louise Bowers Tharp, 46, of Graysville, died at 7:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 1969, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, WV.  She had been seriously ill for the last seven weeks.

She was born Sept. 15, 1922, in Richhill Twp, [Greene Co., PA], the daughter of Ralph and Grace Parson Bowers.

She was married May 13, 1943 [appears to be 1943] to Woodrow Dick Tharp, who survives.

Mrs. Tharp was employed with the Michael Berkowitz Company, and had resided at Graysville for the last 15 years, and was a member of Local 622 of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Harold and Dennis, both at home; one granddaughter; and the following brothers and sisters; Wilma, wife of Doyle Keirn, of Kittaning, [PA]; Anna Bowers, of Graysville, R.D. 1, [PA]; Freda Tennant, of Brownsville, [PA]; Irma, wife of Ralph Kilgore, of West Finley, R.D., [PA]; Georgia, wife of Earl Lewis, of Rutan, [PA]; Virginia, wife of Kenneth Thomas, of Graysville, [PA]; Edward Bowers, of McDonald, [PA]; Harold Bowers, of Graysville, [PA]; and John Bowers, of Pittsburgh, [PA].

Funeral services were held Monday with burial in Fairview Cemetery.
(Source: 12 Sep 1969, Waynesburg Republican, Waynesburg, PA - furnished by Joyce Winkle)

Dick Henthorn
23 Feb 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Joseph Ross Mercer

Joseph Ross Mercer

PARENTS: Jeremiah Mercer and Alcinda Latta

BIRTH: 10 Sep 1852, Ten Mile Ridge, Tyler Co., VA

BIRTH-CONFLICT: Sandusky, Tyler Co., VA
(Source: FindAGrave)

MARRIAGE: Ruth Ann Leek, 18 Sep 1879, Tyler Co., WV

DEATH: 28 Oct 1931, Sandusky, Tyler Co., WV

Joseph [Ross] Mercer of Wolf Pen, passed away at his home [Sandusky, Tyler Co., WV] on 28 Oct 1931, aged 80 years.

He was a son of Jeremiah Mercer [and Alcinda Latta] who came from Greene Co, PA about 90 years ago and settled near where the family have since resided. They raised 12 children, of whom two survive: Link Mercer of Adonis, WV; Mrs. R.M. [[Elmira (Mercer) and Richard Marshall] Wlson of Martins Ferry, OH.

The deceased was married to Ruth Leek who, with the following children survive: Martin Mercer of TenMile; Mrs. Harry Christmas and Mrs. Margaret _________ of OK, Eunice Huffman of Huntington, WV; Henry Mercer of CA; and Ross and Will, at home. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

Interment Lazear's Cemetery [Kidwell, Tyler Co., WV].
(Source: Tyler County Journal - 6 Nov 1931 Tyler Co. Obituaries, Vol 3, page 46.)
(Source: FindAGrave)

BURIAL: Oct 1931, Kidwell, Tyler Co., WV, Lazear Chapel Cemetery

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 11913160

Dick Henthorn
22 Feb 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Carl Riggs Henthorn

Carl Riggs Henthorn

PARENTS: Clinton Riggs Henthorn and Pearl Ash

BIRTH: 21 Feb 1930, Harrison Co., WV

RESIDENCES: Carl Riggs Henthorn made his residence in Allegan, Michigan.

Carl Riggs Henthorn, 62, of Rural Route No. 5, 3160 127th Ave., Allegan, Mich., died Tuesday [12 May 1992] at Allegan General Hospital [Allegan, Allegan Co., MI].  He was a heavy construction equipment repair mechanic for the Christian Oil Co., Allegan, and a Protestant.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Batchelder Henthorn; two sons, Garth and Drew, both of Allegan; three daughters, Mrs. Dick (Kenda) Levett and Kyla Jacobs, both of Allegan, and Mrs. Al (Keena) Davis of Midlothian, Va., his mother, Pearl Ash Henthorn of Steubenville; a sister, Mrs. James M. (Patsy) Saffel of New Cumberland; four grandchildren, a step grandchild.

There will be no visitation.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Wings of Hope Hospice, Inc., 189 S. 10th St., Plainwell, Mich. 49080.  Local arrangements by Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home, Weirton, [WV].
(Source:  hand dated clipping, 12 May 1992 - furnished by Elizabeth Mullett)

SS Death Index: Carl Henthorn; b. 21 Feb 1930; issued: MI; d. 12 May 1992;
last place of residence: Allegan, MI; zipcode: 49010;

Dick Henthorn
7 April 2016

Charles Alfred Bonar, Marshall County, West Virginia

Charles Alfred Bonar

Charles Alfred Bonar

PARENTS: Alonzo Newton Bonar and Sarah Elizabeth Fish

OBITUARY: Charles A. Bonar
Charles Alfred Bonar, 90, of Sistersville, W.Va., formerly of Cameron, W.Va., died at 11:10 p.m. Friday, March 21, 1969, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, [Marshall Co.,] W.Va.

Mr. Bonar, a son of A.N. Bonar [Alonzo Newton] and Sarah [Elizabeth] Fish Bonar, was born March 21, 1879 at Wheeling, [Ohio Co.,] W.Va. and resided most of his life in the Cameron area. He was a retired farmer and a member of the First Christian Church of Cameron.

His wife, Elsie [E.] Wilson Bonar, died in 1959.

Surviving are one daughter, Miss Rhea Bonar, of Fairmont, W.Va.; and one son, Omar Bonar, of Sistersville.

A daughter, two brothers and a foster sister are deceased.

Funeral services were held Monday [24 Mar 1969] with burial in Big Run Cemetery, Cameron [Big Run, Marshall Co., WV, Big Run Cemetery].
(Typed by Richard E. Henthorn, 29 Jan 2018)
(Furnished by Marilyn Johnson on Facebook, 20 Jan 2018)

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 120434910

Dick Henthorn
30 Jan 2018

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Joseph Henry

Joseph Henry

PARENTS: William Alexander Henry and Ida L. Parsons

RESIDENCES: 521 Martin Ave., New Martinsville, WV

OCCUPATION: Retired locomotive engineer of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

ORGANIZATIONS: Member of Wetzel Lodge No., 39, A.F. and A.M.; Marne Post No. 28, American Legion; Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

Joseph Henry, 63, of 521 Martin Ave., New Martinsville, [WV], a retired Baltimore and Ohio locomotive Engineer, died Tuesday [13 Jan 1959] at 4 p.m. in the Wetzel County Hospital [New Martinsville, Wetzel Co., WV].

He was born at Fairview, Marshall County, Oct. 6, 1895, a son of William and Ida Parsons Henry and was a member of Wetzel Lodge No. 39, A.F. and A.M., Marne Post No. 28, American Legion and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

Surviving are his widow, Hazel Gilger Henry; two sons, William H. of Bridgeport, W.Va., and Robert J. of Marietta; one sister, Mrs. Lee Francis of New Martinsville.

Friends may call at the Wharton and Ellis Funeral Home, after 4 p.m. today where services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. W.S. Slider and S.B. Sawyer officiating. Burial will be in Northview Cemetery [New Martinsville, Wetzel Co., WV].  Members of Wetzel Lodge No. 39, A.F. and A.M. will conduct graveside rites.
(Source: hand dated clipping, b. 6 Oct 1895, d. 13 Jan 1959 - found in Tri-County Researcher, p. 633 and 902 - furnished by Vernon Anderson)
6 April 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Jason Elijah Hendershot

Jason Elijah Hendershot

PARENTS: Jason Elijah Hendershot and Olivia Yoho

SPOUSE: Aletha Alice Ashcraft

Jason Hendershot, 85, passed away at his home at Kodol, [Wetzel Co., WV] last Wednesday [21 Aug 1940] and funeral rites were held for him at the Mt. Olive church near Kodol Friday.

Rev. N.L. Casey of Pine Grove preached the funeral and interment was made in the church cemetery by the Palmer Funeral Home.

A son of Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Hendershot, he was born in Wetzel County Sept. 26, 1855.  He was a member of the Christian church.

Survivors include four sons: Odgar, Wayne, Bert, and Okey Hendershot; and three daughters, Mrs. Hazel King, Mrs. Dakota Scritchfield and Mrs. Jessie Efaw. of Kodol.
[Note: The article isn't dated and the date of death isn't listed. REH]
(Source: Wetzel County, WV Obituaries, Volume IV, 1994, p. 33, published by Wetzel County Genealogical Society - furnished by Darlene Bacon)

BURIAL: Mount Olive Cemetery, Kodol, Wetzel Co., WV

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 136073938
5 April 2016