Claysville Recorder Extracts

October 19, 1900

The receipts at the Burgettstown fair were $6,239.59
For Rent - The
Dickey Hotel, has a good trade. Inquire of Joseph Reed, Taylorstown.
In Washington, William
McKinley, a Stogie maker, gets mail that is for the president, but addressed Washington, Pa., instead of D.C.
Mr. & Mrs. John
Forse, of Pittsburg, were guests this week of her sister, Mrs. Maryatta Miller. Mr. Forse tried his hand at hunting during his stay.
White is going about again after a spell of typhoid fever.
The new court house will be ready for dedication on November 10.
Miss Ollie
Wilson, of Wellsburg, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Carrie Keenan.
1,055 persons and firms paid a mercantile tax to County Treasurer
Misses Carrie and Lulu
Limbert are home from a visit at Canonsburg and Burgettstown.
Mrs. A.F.
Blayney of Beham, and Miss Mae Smith, of St Louis, were here recently visiting friends.
Albert B.
Noble is the new proprietor of the Dixon store at Acheson, having purchased it a few days ago.
Wais lost a good horse Wednesday night. The animal was kicked by another horse and a hind leg broken.
Mrs. Anna
Hertzog was a substitute teacher for Miss Mame Elder this week. The latter being home on account of her father's serious illness and death.
Mrs. Emma
Zane and children and Miss Laura Collins, who have been guests at the home of W.H. Stewart, Jr., returned to their home in Wheeling, Tuesday.
Miss Iva
Sargeant is now able to go about the house.
Mrs. J.L.
Milligan has about recovered from her illness.
Bennett, of Salem, W.Va., was here this week to see his brother-in-law, R.B. Elder.
Miss Mary
Gromo, of near Buffalo Village, spent a few days with her sister, Mrs. John Mounts.
Mrs. John C.
Knox and daughter, Miss Daisy, are vising at the home of Dr. John K. Smith, at Charleroi.
Jackson, of Franklin, an employee of the Bessemer railroad, with his wife and two children were recent visitors here.
Marriage licenses have been issued to the following persons:
George W.
Hanes and Lizzie Wright, of East Finley.
William H.
Stuck and Miss Masel M. Carter, both of Crothers.
William A.
Ritchey and Mary E. Ritchey, both of Majorsville, W.Va.
Rather a peculiar accident befell a son of William
Ankrom, a farmer residing in Franklin Twp. He purchased while in town two empty whiskey barrells for cider. Ankrom knocked the bung out of one of the barrels and lighted a match and stuck it in the barrel with a view of ascertaining the condition before filling with cider. No sooner had the lighted match been placed over the bung hole that there was an explosion. Young Ankrom received the force of the explosion in the face and as a result his faace was painfully cut and burned. He came to town and was treated by Dr.'s Iams and Ullum. The barrell adjacent was also exploded and both set on fire. Waynesburg Independent
Robert Wellington Elder died at his home in this place at 8:55 o'clock on Thursday morning, October 18, 1900 after an illness of three weeks. He was taken with inflammatory rheumatizm while at the West Alexander Fair, September 25th and the disease developed into rheumatic meningetis, whic was the cause of his death. He was a son of Thomas and Lucinda Elder, and was born June 7th, 1845, near
Rimersburg, Clairion County, Pa. Previous to his removal to this section ten years ago he was an active figure in the political affairs of his native county, where he was widely known. He was married January 20, 1868, to Miss Mary L. Bennett, who with six of their eight children survive him: Mrs. Myrta Huling, of Tionesta; Mrs. John Foringer, Shafer, W.Va.; Miss Mayme, Mrs. Blanche Sanders, Miss Alice and Ray, of this place. His mother, two sisters and five brothers survive him: Mrs. Mary Hunter, John and Will Elder, of Hickory; Mrs. Phoebe Hook, of Weltion, Ill.; Joseph Elder, of Wilkinsburg; George, of Foxbury and Merchant, of Salem, W.Va. He has been running a restarunt since he came from Taylorstown in 1896. He was a member of the M.E. Church, for many years. He was quick at making up with strangers, generous to a fault, kind hearted, his hand ne'er closed to human need. Thus it was that he was respected of his fellow men. Thirty years ago, he joined East Brady Lodge, No. 792, I.O.O.F., he was also a member of Claysville Lodge no. 447, F. & A.M.; Taylorstown Lodge No. 264, K. of P., and Claysville tent K.O.T.M. Services were held at his late home at eight O'clock, Thursday evening, conducted by Revs. J.A. Cook and R.L. Eichard. The morn, for East Brady. A funeral service will be held there on Saturday and the interment will be at Brady's Bend cemetery. Messrs. James Bennett, of East Brady, Charles, of Verona, and Bert, of McKee's Rocks, accompanied them; also several representatives of the lodges. Rev. R.L. Erhand, and John Melvin, for the Masens; John Holland and John Mounts, for the Macabees; Robert A. Riley and Cam Mounts for Taylorstown Lodge K. of P. The latter lodge attended the services Thursday evening in a body.
Cards of Thanks
The family of the late John H.
Hilldesire by these lines to express their sincere Thanks to the many friends for kindness shown at their home in time of sickness and death; also to the ministers, The Claysville Cornet Band, the Order of Odd Fellows, and others for the respect shown to them in the service over the remains.
West Finley
Dr. J.N. Sprowls sold his farm of 84 acres, together with 25 head of cattle grazing thereon, to M.J. Flynn, of Good Intent.
Donley, who lives near Dogwood church, was thrown from a colt he was riding on Tuesday. He sustained a fracture of the left wrist, either by the fall or by the colt stepping on him. Dr. Cracraft reduced the fracture.
William Ross
Sutherland, a lifelong resident of West Finley township and one of its most highly esteemed citizens died at his home near Good Intent at one o'clock on Sabbath afternoon, October 14, 1900, after a long illness of several weeks. The funeral was held at his late home on Tuesday, the service being in charge of his pastor, Rev. J.A. McCalmont. The pall bearers were Hon. J.R. McLain, D.M. Campsy, George Eckles, W.N. Hutchison, J.J. Hunter and B.C. Stout. The interment was in the Claysville Cemetery. Mr. Sutherland was born on the J.L. Cockins farm near Good Intent, April 6th, 1818. His death breaks a marriage bond that had existed happily for 54 years. Miss Jane Jordan, of East Finley township, became his bride October 12, 1846 and survives him. To them were born three children: W.W., who died in 1880; W.J., at home and Ada V., wife of James A. Hutchison, of near Elvilla. He had ten grandchildren of whom eight are living and two great grandchildren. In his younger days he was a regular attendant at the Sunday and week day services of the Presbyterian church in West Alexander, walking to and from the church. This habit he kept up after uniting with the Wheeling U.P. church in 1847. In January 1864, he was ordained an elder and for a time was ruling elder. He was the oldest of a family of six children of whom but one, the youngest, Wilson M. Sutherland of Tylersdale, survives. Mr. Sutherland was active in the affairs of his town shop, and held a member of thownship offices. He was a great friend of the common schools. His service as a director covered from 27 to 30 years. Probably, and in all that time he gave careful and faithful attention to the needs of the schools. His strength of character, his generous hospitality, his honesty and integrity, his kindly deeds and word are attested by a wider circle of acquaintances.
The music teacher Clyde Melvin, will instruct the pupils at the Johnson Tuesday, each week.
Simpson lost an old but valuable horse Sunday. It was 22 years old.
Miss Isa Brownlee and Mrs. Kate
Daugherty were Claysville callers Saturday.
End of October 19, 1900.
October 26, 1900
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Died for her Lost Love
Because her parents would not permit her to receive the attentions of Lee Harper, aged nineteen, pretty sixteen year-old Lewellen Sowers took rat poison at her home in Hagerstown, Md. She died before the arrival of a physcian.
East Finley
Emmett Wright of East Finley, started last Saturday to visit his uncle, Frank Wright in
Miss Anne Sprowls gave a dinner on Saturday, to her Sunday School Class about twenty-five young ladies were present and spent a very pleanant day.
Mrs. Jeannie
McKean has returned to her home in West Alexander after a visit among friends in this community.
James L.
Brownlee, a student of Waynesburg College rode over on his wheel and spent Sunday at home.
Braden and M.L. Keener removed their families to Hundred, WVa. this week.
Mr. George
Haines and Miss Lydia Wright were married at the U.B. parsonage, at 4 o'clock on Thursday afternoon, October 18, 1900, by Rev. L.B. Lasic. A supper followed at the bride's home, only a few immediate friends being present.
Miss Winona Sprowls has returned from a visit with friends at
New Concord, Oh.
Mr. and Mrs. John S.
Danley visited near Burnsville Saturday and attended the institute in the evening.
One of the most enjoyable social events of the season was given recently by Miss Nettie
Thomas at her commodious home. She was ably assisted in receiving and entertaining her guests by her sister, Mrs. Martha Carroll, of near Taylorstown. The event was given in honor of the Hair Singing Class, but many other friends had been invited, so that more than three score were in attendance. The time was pleasantly spent in conversation, games and music. A quartet composed of Messrs. Lincoln, Clinton, and Henry Gantz, and Inglis Jobes, sung several sections in their usual pleasing manner. During the evening all were invited to the dinning room, where, on tastefully decorated tables, dainty refreshments, consisting of ice cream, cake, peaches, grapes, nuts and coffee, were served. At quite a late hour all went homeward feeling that 'twas good to have been there, and the only thing to mar the occasion was the fact that Mr. Thomas and his estimable family moved a few days later from our immediate vicinity to the farm he recently purchased of Thomas Carey.
Coon Island
Rev. and Mrs. George Snodgrass and little daughter, of Charleroi, spent a few days with friends here, having returned from a visit to her home at Rising City, Neb.
Mr. and Mrs. Porter, of Pittsburg, are visiting at the home of Joseph
A serenading party consisting of about 30 of the young people were pleasantly entertained at the home of Mrs. Ann
Craig, last Friday evening. All wish Mr. and Mrs. Egan a long happy life.
Death of Mrs. J.P. Finley
After a lingering illness Mrs. Ruth, wife of J.P. Finley, died at about three o'clock on Monday afternoon, October 22, 1900, at her home in East Finley township, six miles south of this place, of a complication of diseases, developing into lung trouble. The funeral service was held at her late home at 11 o'clock and was very largely attended. The service was conducted by Rev. J.R. Lamb, ot the Windy Gap C.P. church. The interment was in the Claysville cemetery. The pall bearers were Messrs. G.W. and W.C. Montgomery, W.S. Craft, J.A. and J.M. and W.B. Finley. Mrs. Finley was a daughter of John and Jane Montgomery and was born 1844 on the farm where she died. She was an excellent neighbor and a faithful Christian woman, uniting with the Old Concord C.P. church, 35 years or more ago. When the Faiview church was organized she became a helpful member of that congregation. In March, 1877, she was married to J.P. Finley, who is left with three children, Frank, Mary and Annie, to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and loving mother. Three sisters and three brothers survive to cherish a sisters' memory: Martha, wife of W.S. Craft, of Washington; G.W. Montgomery, of East Finley township; B.F. Montgomery, Esq., US Commissioner at Lancaster, Pa.; Mary, wife of John Snyder, of near West Alexander and Ada, wife of John McCunn, U.S. Counsul to Dunfermline, Scotland.
Oil at the Dague Farm
Wednesday night in The Gantz pump a good flow of oil was struck in the well being drilled by the Woodland Oil Company, on the S.A.
Dague farm in East Finley township, aabout eight miles southeast of this place. It is estimated to be a 15 barrel producer. This well is in new territory, though a number of good gassers have been struck near by that supply.
Wheeling and Washington the contractors are
Tague and Pannister. The farm went almost begging a few years ago aat $26. per acre, J.N. Montgomery, of Washington, being the purchaser. He sold it later to Stewart Dague for $35. per acre, receiving a half interest in the oil and gas for a period of ten years. Each gentleman, therefore would have a sixteenth as his share.
It has since been learned the well was drilled deeper and spoiled. It is likely other wells will be put down.
Clutter well is down 671 feet. the 10-inch casing has been put in.
Misses Mary and Ann
Radcliffe visited friends in Pittsburg last week.
Miss Margaret Radcliffe, of Washington, is visiting her brother W.J. Radcliffe.
Crothers has returned from a trip to Philadelphia and a visit to his brother, Chester, at State College.
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Anderson, of Washington, spent Sunday at James
Mrs. John
McGee and son, George, of Oakdale, were guests of her sister, Mrs. W.H. McKay, over Sunday.
Sawhill, of Claysville, is painting the U.P. parsonage.

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