May 1, 2024

Bakerton Items, Visitations, Campmeeting, Business and Drought

Bakerton, W. Va – July 24. Mrs. Alice Trundle, of Washington, is spending the summer with her sister, Mrs. George Duke, near Bakerton. Misses Sallie and Annie White, of Montgomery county, are visiting their uncle, Robert […]
December 3, 2023

Newsy Notes: Michael Caton, dead.

Michael Caton of Washington, a veteran printer and pressman, is dead– aged 89. He was cashier 43 years in the Congressional Globe office.
December 3, 2023

War Claims

Among the war claims recently favorably reported to the House of Representatives are the following for the benefit of Jefferson county people: Joseph H. Anderson, $15; Geo. W. Boyers, $168; Margaret Caton, $140; James Logie, administrator […]
December 2, 2023

Flooding and Drift

A drowned horse is one of the objects in a big pile of drift below the cement mill. It came down in the flood last week. Its halter was still fastened to what was evidently a […]
December 2, 2023

Caton/Staley Surprise Wedding

There was another wedding surprise on Saturday evening, when Mr. Walter Caton and Miss Carrie B. Staley called at the Southern Methodist parsonage and were married by Rev. F. A. Strother. Both are from the same […]
December 2, 2023

Fatal Train Accident Caused By Bovine

A train of empty cars, in charge of conductor Rodrick, with John McAbee engineer, Charles Rosenberg fireman, and William Caton brakesman, was thrown from the track near Edinburg, on the Valley Branch of the B. & […]
December 2, 2023

Miss Caton Killed

KILLED.– An unmarried Irish woman, named Caton, was run over by a train on the O. A. & M. R. R., near Timberville, in Shenandoah county, a few days ago, and killed.
November 26, 2023

George Caton, 12th VA Cavalry Civil War Service Record

November 13, 2023

The Family of George Caton & Mary Hunter

November 9, 2023

1850 Personal Property Tax: James Caton

Caton, James: 1 white males above the 16 years of age; 1 horses, mules, 1 other clocks; &c.; 0.227 tax.
December 4, 2020

William Hunter, Visits Home

Mr. Wm. H. Hunter, of Toronto, Clinton county, Iowa, is visiting his relatives in this vicinity, after an absence of almost a third of a century. Mr. Hunter, who is a brother of Mrs. Margaret Caton, […]
December 4, 2020

Death Notice: Mary Hunter

Near this place, June 1, 1865, George William Thompson, son of Boston Thompson, aged 4 years, 5 months and 6 days. At Duffield’s Depot, Oct. 30, 1861, Mrs. Mary Hunter, aged about 58 years. On the […]
December 4, 2020

Shepherdstown: List of Letters

LIST OF LETTERSRemaining in the post office at Shepherdstown, for the quarter ending July 1, 1857: John Andrews, Wm. Brashears, Rolen Bowers, Valentine Bearmam, Martin Chiller, Edward Connor, Anthony Carnine — 3, Esekeit T. Chambers, George […]
December 4, 2020

Obit, Sarah Thompson

Passing Away.Death came very suddenly last Monday evening to Mrs. Sarah Thompson at the Entler Hotel in Shepherdstown. Mrs. Thompson had come to the hotel to spend a few weeks, her son and son-in-law, John R. […]
December 4, 2020

Obit, Margaret Ann Caton

Mrs. Margaret Ann Caton, widow of George W. Caton, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. J. Hoffman, near Kearneysville, aged 79 years, 9 months and 27 days. The funeral service will […]
December 4, 2020

Loudoun Poisoning, Caton.

ANOTHER SO-CALLED POISONING CASE IN LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA. — The Leesburg, (Va.) Semi-Weekly Telegram says that the lower part of Loudoun county, Va., was thrown into a great state of excitement last Thursday week by the […]
December 4, 2020

Married (Shepherdstown, Oct 8 1850)

MARRIED. On the 2nd instant, by the Rev. Mr. Schmucker, Mr. Jacob Saylor of Cumberland, Md., to Miss Laura L. Vincenheller of Shepherdstown. On the 25th ult., by the Rev. Mr. Furlong, Samuel R. Snyder to […]
December 4, 2020

Notes By Observer – G. W. Caton

Observer was reminded of another story of the late George W. Caton. He lived near the old cement mill, east of town, and word having been carried to Harper’s Ferry to the Union forces then there […]