Find your ancestors in Virginia, Winchester, Evening Star obituaries 1899-1909

What can these records tell me?

Each result will provide you with a transcript and image of the original newspaper obituary printed in the Evening Star.

Transcripts will generally tell you the following information about your ancestor:

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Death year
  • Death date
  • Town
  • County
  • State

The images of the original printed obituary will provide you with additional details about your ancestor’s life and death. You may discover your ancestor’s occupation, parents’ names, surviving relatives’ names, and specific time and cause of death.

An article that ran on 10 July 1907 details the tragic death of a young girl, the 14-year-old daughter of John Bull. The article notes that John Bull was a well-known farmer who lived a mile from New Market. While his daughter was outside near home, she stepped on a snake who bit her leg. However, by the time medical assistance arrived, the poison ‘had gotten well into the circulation and, although desperate efforts were resorted to, the girl died in agony several hours after she was bitten’. The article includes at least one such desperate effort made: ‘The doctors poured several pints of whisky down her throat and everything possible was done to counteract the venom’.

Discover more about these records

The Evening Star ran from 1899 to 1914 and was a daily paper (excluding Sundays). The paper started as The Star in 1896 and was succeeded by the Winchester Evening Star, which ran from 1914 to 1980. The paper currently runs today as The Winchester Star. While the paper is printed in Winchester, Virginia, it covers the Shenandoah Valley area.