|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 3/10/1921.
Mrs. Frank Ferrell Dead
Word was received here Tuesday of the sudden death of Mrs. B.F. Ferrell,
of White Pine, which occurred in Parkersburg Tuesday about eleven o'clock.
Details of her death are lacking at the time we go to press, but it is
said that her death was from ptomaine poisoning caused by eating oysters.
Mrs. Ferrell recently underwent an operation for appendicitis in a Parkersburg
hospital, and had fully recovered and was expecting to start home the same
day she died. It is said that several others who were with Mrs. Ferrell
and partook of the tainted oysters, are seriously ill. Among the number
is Mrs. Fred Gainer.
Mrs Ferrell's body will be brought to this place tonight on the mail
boat and will be taken on to White Pine tomorrow (Thursday) where burial
will be made Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. Ferrell was a most excellent woman and was beloved in the community
where she resided. She is survived by her husband, Justice B.F. Ferrell,
and a large family of children.