Major Lee Haymond


The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer., April 13, 1899

An Old Soldier and Prominent Citizen of Clarksburg Passes Away–Close of an Active Career.

Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.

Grave marker of Maj. Lee Haymond

CLARKSBURG, W. Va., April 12.– Major Lee Haymond, cashier of the Merchants’ National bank, of this city, died at his home on Pike street, this morning at 8 o’clock. Major Haymond had been sick several months with lung and stomach trouble, and but a few days ago returned from the south, where he had gone for the benefit of his health.

He was born in Harrison county, November 5, 1839. At the age of twenty-three He enlisted in the Union army at the of twenty-three, being detailed as clerk for Captain C. H. Goff. On September 11, 1863, he was commissioned first lieutenant and quartermaster of the Third West Virginia cavalry. On June 30, 1864, he was appointed captain and commissary of subsistence for the United States volunteer army.

In 1865, for his efficient services in the commissary department, he was given a major’s commission by the President.

Lee Haymond and the Civil War
Flag commemorating WV statehood

In 1860, Mr. Haymond accepted a position in the Merchant’s National bank, of this city, as clerk. But at the breaking out of the civil war enlisted in the United States army. After the war he again entered the bank as clerk, and in 1869 was promoted to assistant cashier. Upon the retirement of his father, in January 1896, he was made cashier. He served in that capacity until his death, and had been connected with the institution thirty-six years.

Major Haymond, well known throughout West Virginia, having been at one time commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, department of West Virginia. For a number of years he was a member of the city council, and board of education, and at the time of his death was a member of the board of directors of the hospital for the insane at Weston.

The funeral will take place from his late residence, Pike street, Friday afternoon, at 2 o’clock, and the remains will be interred at the Odd Fellows’ cemetery.

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