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John Wesley Husk

Birthplace: New Milton, Doddridge Co., Virginia (WV after 1863), United States
Death: September 01, 1925 (77)
Adamston Junction, Harrison Co., West Virginia, United States (struck by a streetcar between Salem and Clarksburg )
Place of Burial: IOOF Cemetery (Independent Order of odd Fellows), Salem, Harrison Co, WV, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Frederick Husk and Nancy Ann Husk
Husband of Eliza Victoria Husk
Father of William Rufus Husk; George Wilson Husk; John Marion Husk; Mary Frances Simpson; Floyd Elsworth Husk and 8 others
Brother of Elizabeth Jane Sutton; George Washington Husk, Civil War POW; Leander Wilson Husk; William Wayne Husk and Margaret E "Narcissus" Husk

Occupation: farmer
Managed by: Colonel Joel Andrew Hawkins, Vie...
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About John Wesley Husk

Photo: Steetcar (far left) in 1925, Clarksburg, WV at the B & O Station, similar to the one that struck & killed John Wesley Husk.

Wife: Elizia Victoria FOX, b. 14 Jun 1850, Doddridge Co, (W)VA d. 17 Dec 1923, Industrial, Harrison Co, WV (Age73)

Married 1 Jan 1871 Ritchie Co, WV


1. William Rufus HUSK b. 25 Dec 1871 d. 15 Oct 1958

2. George Wilson HUSK b. 18 Aug 1873 d. 13 Nov 1949

3. John Marion HUSK b. 20 Feb 1875 d. 7 Dec 1954

4. Mary Frances HUSK b. 25 May 1876 d. 12 May 1940,

5. Floyd E. HUSK b. 12 Sep 1877 d. 3 Feb 1950

6. Clarence E. HUSK b. 6 Jan 1879 d. May 1970

7. Florence HUSK b. 6 Jan 1879 d. 22 Apr 1949

8. Rebecca HUSK b. 1880 d. 1880

9. Victoria HUSK b. 16 Apr 1881 d. 21 Apr 1882

10. Ruahamah HUSK b. 25 May 1882 d. 6 Sep 1966

11. Maude Mae HUSK b. 11 May 1886 d. 17 Dec 1962

12. Robert Fredrick "Fred" HUSK b. 15 Mar 1887 d. 17 Jul 1927

13. Laura Alice HUSK b. 8 Jun 1889 d. 13 Jun 1984

Clarksburg Daily Telegram Clarksburg; Harrison Co., WV Wed 2 Sep 1925 p2 c8 May Not Probe Death of Man Hit by Trolley Coroner is Examining Witnesses at Press Hour of Telegram

  No inquest is likely to be held to investigate the death of John Wesley Husk, 76, of near Salem, who was killed instantly late Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by a freight car of the Monongahela West Penn Public Service Company of Adamston junction, according to Dr. B.F. Matheny, coroner of Harrison county. 
  All witnesses of the mishap had not been examined late Wednesday afternoon at the press hour of the Telegram, Dr. Matheny said. 
  Funeral arrangements for the man also were indefinite and were dependent upon the decision for an inquest. The body is at the funeral chapel of the Davis Undertaking Company, West Pike street.
  Mr. Husk, it is said, was attempting to board a trolley car on the Wilsonburg line to go to the home of his son, J.M. Husk, who resides on Route No. 1, just west of Adamston. He did not know the approaching freight car was not a passenger carrier, it was said, and in his eagerness to board it, he stepped in the path of the carrier and was fatally injured.
  Mr. Husk was a native of West Virginia, having been born in Monongahela county. He had made his home with a ganddaughter, Mrs. Luther Harris, of West Salem, for the last six or seven years and for the last twenty-five years he had resided in Harrison county. 
  Surviving are eleven children: W.R. and G.W., both of Richwood; Floyd E., of Broad Oaks; Clarence, Eureka, Ark.; Fred, of West Salem, and J.M., of near Clarksburg; Mrs. Mary Simpson, Mrs. Maude Williams, Mrs. Alice Brown and Mrs. Florence Wright, of West Salem, and Mrs. Ruie Greathouse, of Adamston.
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John Wesley Husk's Timeline

August 18, 1848
New Milton, Doddridge Co., Virginia (WV after 1863), United States
December 25, 1871
New Milton, Doddridge County, WV, United States
August 18, 1873
Doddridge County, West Virginia, United States
February 20, 1875
Blandville, Doddridge County, West Virginia, United States
May 25, 1876
Doddridge Co., West Virginia, United States
September 12, 1877
January 6, 1879
January 6, 1879
Beech, Doddridge County, West Virginia, United States