Ella M. Wolfe

Grave marker of Ella Wolfe
The Clarksburg Telegram., November 10, 1893

Miss Ella Wolfe who has been in Pennsylvania for several months returned to her home at West Milford last week.

The Clarksburg Telegram., September 21, 1894, page 6

Miss Ella Wolfe, a beautiful and accomplished young lady of about 25 years, died at her home near this place on the 16th inst. of typhoid fever. We sincerely sympathize with the bereaved friends.


The Clarksburg Telegram., September 28, 1894, pg. 7

Miss Ella Wolfe, the subject of this sketch, was born in Harrison county, West Virginia, January 18th, 1860, and died at the home of her father G. W. Wolfe, near West Milford, West Virginia, September 16, 1894.

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She received her education at the Academy and at Broaddus College, at Clarksburg She would have graduated at the latter institution in a few weeks had not health failed, compelling her to give up work for a time. At the age of eighteen she began teaching and continued in the profession till her death. All her work as teacher, was done in Harrison County where she was well and favorably known.

As a daughter and sister she was obedient and kind; as a friend she was devoted and true ; as a teacher she held her place among the best in the State. She was loved and respected by teachers, patrons and pupils; as a Christian she lived a consistent life, her daily walks showing more than her words that she had been with Jesus.

From the beginning of her last illness–an illness brought on, in ministering to others–she was impressed with the fact that she must die and calmly set about making preparation for her funeral, sending words of love and admiration to her friends who could not be with her in her dying hour and in every way getting ready for the end.

During her entire sickness, even when suffering intensely, at every lucid interval she prayed, shouted, sang, and quoted promises from God’s word–promises from which she received comfort in her affliction.

What encomium can be higher or of whom may it more truthfully be said, “She was one of God’s noble women.”

Heaven's Gate

By the side of her mother, in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at Clarksburg rests her body, but her spirit has winged its flight to that mansion prepared for her in our Father’s house. “Blessed are those servants whom the Lord when cometh shall find waiting.”

Many are the friends who shed tears of sympathy with the bereaved ones, and the Christian while sleeping bows reverently and says, “Thy will be done.”

W. M. B.

The Clarksburg Telegram., September 28, 1894

Joseph and Cecil Davis were at Clarksburg Monday attending the funeral of their cousin, Miss Ella Wolfe.

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