Alcinda V. Skaggs


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Highly Esteemed Woman Dies At Her Home at Lynch–Funeral Here Saturday.
The Daily Telegram., July 19, 1907
The Clarksburg Telegram., July 25, 1907, page six

Mrs. A. V. Skaggs, widow of I. Newton Skaggs, who died five years ago, passed away at her home at Lynch Friday morning at 10 o’clock after an illness with dropsy of the heart.

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Mrs. Skaggs was 69 years old and is survived by two children, Mrs. Alice Fletcher, of Lynch, and Mrs. Lelia Dennison, of Wolf Summit; Mrs. Susan Smith, of Kansas, and Mrs. Ellen Dix, of Jacksonburg, Ill., sisters; and a half-brother, Thomas Dix, who lives in the West. Three children died several years ago. They were Fred Skaggs, who died in Fairmont and was buried in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery in this city; Mrs. Cora Ruhl, who died in Clarksburg and was buried in the same cemetery; and Marion J. Skaggs, who died in Grafton and was buried there.

Mrs. Skaggs was an excellent woman and was held in high esteem by all who knew her. She was a member of the Baptist church since she was 16 years old and at the time of her death held membership in the First Baptist church in this city. She was related to the Shuttleworth family in this city by marriage. For many years she and her family lived in Clarksburg.

The funeral will take place Saturday morning. The body will be brought to Clarksburg and services will be held in the First Baptist church at 11 o’clock and the burial will follow in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery.

Mrs. Alcinda Skaggs.

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The Fairmont West Virginian., July 20, 1907, page two

Mrs. Alcinda Skaggs died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alice Fletcher, of Lynch, and funeral services were held at the First Baptist church at Clarksburg this morning at 10 o’clock. She was formerly a resident of this ward and has many friends who will learn of her death with much sorrow.


Estate is Divided Equally Among the Heirs of the Testatrix.
The Clarksburg Telegram., August 01, 1907, page six

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At the morning session of the county court Friday with all the members present the will of the late Mrs. Alcinda V. Skaggs was probated. The estate is equally divided among the children, the grand children of a deceased daughter and of Marian Skaggs being devised the equal shares their parents would have been entitled to. The heirs are Mrs. Alice A. Fletcher and Mrs. Lelia H. Dennison, daughters, Paul H. and Herold Ruble, grandchildren, and the heirs of Marian Skaggs.

Jackson V. Fletcher was named as executor of the will without bond. The will provides that he shall have fifteen dollars for his services as executor. The money left to the grand children is to remain in bank until they arrive at age and then with interest is to be given them by the Lowndes Savings Bank and Trust Company.


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The Daily Telegram., August 28, 1907
The Clarksburg Telegram., August 29, 1907

Jackson Fletcher has qualified without bond of the estate of Alcinda V. Skaggs, with Jahu Shahan, R. M. Williams and Calvin Perine as appraisers.

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