Rev. James M. Skinner


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Rev. James M. Skinner

  • Born: 1866, , Monroe, OH
  • Marriage (1): Minerva Davis Bucher
  • Died: 15 May 1937, New Martinsville, Wetzel, WV at age 71

   FamilySearch ID: KL7M-YKL.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Obituary: on 16 May 1937 in New Martinsville, Wetzel, WV. May 16, 1937 - Dr. James Marshall Skinner, 75, prominent educator, churchman, industrialist and landowner, died suddenly Saturday morning at 7:30 o'clock at his home, Virginia street, New Martinsville. His death is attributed to a heart attack. - Dr. Skinner had been in failing health for some time, but his condition had not been considered serious. - Born in Monroe County, O., the son of John W. and Amelia Howells Skinner, he moved to New Martinsville at an early age and had spent the greater part of his life there. - Dr. Skinner was an ordained minister and was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, South. He was a member of the board of stewards, church treasurer and a trustee of the New Martinsville church. - A well known educator, Dr. Skinner was principal of Magnolia high school at New Martinsville in 1898-99. In 1900 he became president of West Liberty Normal school, this county, and later became principal of Sistersville high school. He had also served as vice president of Morris Harvey college. - He spent 18 years at Laredo, Texas, where he was president of Holding Institute, Inc., but during that time, his family continued to reside in New Martinsville. - Dr. Skinner served as mayor of New Martinsville in 1931 and 1932. He retired from educational circles in 1928. - He was a thirty-second degree Mason and was a member of the Scottish Rite bodies. Dr. Skinner was a large stockholder in the Wetzel Supply company and also a large landowner. - Surviving are his wife Minerva Bucher Skinner; three sons, Fred Skinner of New Martinsville; Virgenrus Skinner of Shanghi, China; and Dr. J. M. Skinner of Powhatan, O. - Dr. Skinner made his last public address in Wheeling when he appeared before the Island Methers' club last December. - Funeral services are to be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at his late home at New Martinsville. Rev Elma Kelley, pastor of the M.E. church, South, and Rev J. Charles Richards, pastor of First Christian church, will be in charge. Interment is to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville.

James married Minerva Davis Bucher, daughter of Frederick Bucher and Virginia Sexsmith.

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