Thursday, February 20, 2014


I was able to obtain Daniel Franklin Joseph’s obituary that was published in the Staunton News Leader thanks to the staff at the Staunton Public Library.

Staunton News Leader, Saturday A. M., January 20, 1940, page 2

   Daniel F. Joseph died yesterday afternoon at his residence at 1222 Jackson street at the age of seventy-six.
   He had been in failing health for about six years but was seriously ill only two days.
   He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elsie Talley Joseph; three children, Mrs. Joseph L. Crowder, Mrs. C. Clifton Farrar, and James M. Joseph; two brothers, W. O., of Staunton, and H. M. of Swoope; and four grandchildren.
   The deceased was born in Swoope and lived in this community during his entire life. He was a son of William W. and Eliza Jane Spitler Joseph.
   The funeral will be held at eleven o'clock Monday morning from the United Brethren church, conducted by the Rev. David F. Glover, assisted by the Rev. E. R. Thayer.
   Active pallbearers; J. Earl Hoover, Guy Clemmer, J. W. Fulwider, Fred Stogdale, Lon Driver, Carl Jones, William Chandler, and George Kyle; honorary, Y. M. Almarode, Clarence Miller, Elmer Hall, George Knopp, David Driver, I. K. Roby, Rex Spiece, and John Gregory.

You can see my earlier post for Daniel at Well Known County Man Embarks on His Third Matrimonial Venture 

Scanned image from personal collection

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