Infant & Older Children Buried at Odd Fellows’ Cemetery

Gertrude Anna Ferguson

Headstone of Gertrude's Parents

Cooper’s Clarksburg Register.,
May 22, 1857

In Clarksburg, on Sunday, 17th inst., GERTRUDE ANNA, daughter of Lemuel D., and Catharine Ferguson, aged five years.

Little Gertrude was a beautiful and interesting child, and the loss is keenly felt by her bereaved parents.

“Leaves have their time to fall,
And flowers to wither at the north wind’s breath,
And stars to set, –but all,
Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O Death !”

Joseph F. Gordon

The Clarksburg Telegram., January 07, 1898, page 7

Head stone inscription of Joseph Pollard Gordon


Joseph F., the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gordon, of Archies, W. Va., died at their home Wednesday, December 22, of congestion of the lungs. The funeral was held at the residence of Mr. Samuel Gordon, of this city, Friday, December 24. Interment at the I. O. O. F. cemetery.

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reed

Mr. Reed’s Daughter Dead.
The Clarksburg Telegram., April 04, 1902 Pg. 2

The five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Reed died at their residence on the Weston road Sunday night from a complication of diseases. Funeral services were held at 3:30 o’clock Monday afternoon in the I. O. O. F. cemetery by Stealey & Osborn.

Frank Bennett

Mr. Bennett’s Child Dead.
The Clarksburg Telegram., June 06 1902 pg. 2

Frank, the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Bennett, residing on the Weston Road near the city, died at 5 o’clock last Friday morning from kidney trouble. Interment was made Saturday in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery, the Clifford-Osborn Undertaking Company directing the funeral.

Thomas Curne

Funeral of a Child
The Clarksburg Telegram., October 04, 1902, page 9

Clifford-Osborne Undertaking Company, their business included infant burials and coffins

The funeral of Thomas, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Curne, of Adamston, took place at the residence Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Interment was made in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.

Neale Bumgardner

Death of an Infant
The Clarksburg Telegram., October 24, 1902, page 11

The funeral of Neale, the 16-months-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bumgardner, of Adamston, was held Sunday and interment was made in the I. O. O. F. cemetery. It died Thursday night from pneumonia fever.

Infant Child of Mr. & Mrs. Elliott

Infant Child Dies
The Daily Telegram., December 22, 1902

An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. William Elliott, of West Pike street, died last Friday evening at 9 o’clock. It was only a few hours old. The burial occurred Saturday afternoon at two o’clock in the I. O. O. F. cemetery. ria

Sarah L. Goldsmith

Dies From Scarlet Fever at Her Home West of Adamston.
–Buried in I. O. O. F. Cemetery
The Daily Telegram., June 29, 1903

Sarah (Silva) L. Goldsmith, the ten-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Goldsmith, living west of Adamston, died Saturday evening at 4 o’clock from scarlet fever.

The funeral occurred Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the home, and the interment was made in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery in this city. She was a member of the Clarksburg Fraternal Burial Association, and the funeral was conducted under its charge.

Infant Swiger

Burial of Child.
The Daily Telegram., July 21, 1904

The funeral of the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. William Swiger, who died Wednesday morning took place from the residence in the Stealey addition Thursday afternoon at three o’clock. Interment was in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery.

Infant Child of Mr. & Mrs. Fox

Burial of Infant
The Daily Telegram., September 26, 1904

The remains of an infant child of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Fox, of the Waldo mines, were brought to this city and buried in the I. O. O. F. cemetery Sunday morning. The baby died Saturday evening.

Edward Morris

As Result of Pneumonia Little Edward Morris is Dead–Funeral Occurs Saturday Afternoon.
The Daily Telegram., December 30, 1904

Goff M. E. Chapel

The death of Edward Morris, aged four years and seven months, occurred at 115 Maud street, the parents’ home, at 7.00 o’clock Thursday evening and was the result of pneumonia. The funeral will be held from the residence tomorrow afternoon at two o’clock and will be conducted by Dr. S. K. Arbuthnot, pastor of Goff Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery. The deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Morris and a very bright fellow.

Heaster Infant

Infant Dies
The Daily Telegram., February 16, 1906

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Heaster died at their residence 637 Locust Street, Thursday, Feb. 15. Interment was made at the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery at 1 p. m., Friday.

Frank Edward Morgan

The Daily Telegram., May 11, 1907

Frank Edward Morgan, the one-week-old child of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Morgan, who reside near the Hazel Atlas glass plant in the West End, died Saturday morning at 7 o’clock.

The funeral takes place Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with services at the parents’ home and interment in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery.

Edward Fitzhugh

Is Body of Edward Fitzhugh,
Son of the Late Capt. Bruce Fitzhugh.
The Daily Telegram., July 08, 1907, page 5

Hart Produce Company Image

The body of Edward Fitzhugh, son of the late Captain Bruce Fitzhugh, who resided in Clarksburg, was brought to this city Sunday From Stewart, OH., where he died Saturday morning, of diphtheria, and was buried besides the grave of the father in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery. Accompanying the body were the mother, and Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O’Connor, of Stewart, OH., grandparents. The boy was a nephew of Joseph F. Hart, of the Hart Produce Company.

Charles B. Johnson, Jr.

The Daily Telegram., June 10, 1908

Attorney and Mrs. Charles B. Johnson have the deep sympathy of many friends in their bereavement, caused by the death of their baby, Charles B. Johnson, Jr., aged one year, Tuesday afternoon shortly after 4 o’clock at their home on Chestnut Street, as the result of stomach trouble. Private funeral services were held at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon and burial was in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery

Claude Dye, Jr.

The Sunday Telegram., February 06, 1916, First Section Page 3
Claude Dye, Jr., Dies at Home of Parents on South Chestnut Street.

Headstone inscription of Claude Dye Jr.

Claude Dye, Jr., aged 3 years, died at 3:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the home of his parents on South Chestnut street. Death was caused by tuberculosis. Funeral services will be held at the Dye home at 3 o’clock Monday afternoon. The Rev. Dr. W. B. King, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, will officiate. The bereft parents have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends.

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