JOHN W. MAGERS
Submitted by Joseph D. Parriott; typed by Linda Fluharty.
Prominent Local Man, 85, Succumbs; Funeral to be Held Sunday
J. W. Magers, aged Civil War veteran, died at nine o'clcok this morning at his home, No. 1709 Fourth street.
Funeral services will be held in the home at two o'clock Sunday afternoon, followed by interment in Mt. Rose cemetery. Dr. S. C. Jones pastor of Calvary M. E. church, of which the deceased was a member, probably will be assisted by another minister in conducting the services.
Mr. Magers was 85 years of age. During the war between the states he served the Union army with Company K, First West Virginia Regiment. He was a member of the J. C. Caldwell Post No. 14 Grand Army of the Republic.
In addition to serving with Company K, Mr. Magers also served for a time with Hunter's raiders and experienced many hardships. He often recalled an experience when he was for a week without food. He was with the reinforcements which arrived at Gettysburg just as the battle of Gettysburg was drawing to a close. He was wounded three times.
He leaves five daughters and one son, who are Mrs. E. E. Cerow, Akron, O.; Mrs. Grace Wenzel, Wheeling; Mrs. Florence Allen, Fork Ridge; Mrs. Mike Miller, Moundsville, and Frank Magers, at home.
He also leaves 31 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. A brother, George Magers of Elm Grove and a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Bane of Kansas are among the survivors.
In 1865, Mr. Magers was married to Adaline Jones, who died in 1914. He remarried in 1917, his second wife being Alice Capper. She died in 1918.
Mr. Magers was born on a farm near Moundsville, and has always lived in this community.