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Gardner Grantham Hoyle Hunter Martin Trussell

Obituary of Virginia Gardner Trussell, Kearneysville, West Virginia.

Mrs. Virginia Gardner Trussell, widow of the late James T. Trussell, who was a member of Company B, 12th Virginia Cavalry, Baylor's Light Horse Cavalry, died at her home, near Kearneysville, W. Va., March 18, 1916, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Gervis Shirley Gardner, and was born in Charlestown, W. Va., September 11, 1838, and, with the exception of a few years in Michigan, spent her life in Jefferson County.

Mrs. Trussell was a woman of great kindness of heart, and all who came in contact with her felt the influence of her strong Christian character; and although advancing in years, she maintained the keenest interest in life. She was a member of St. Bartolomew's Episcopal Church at Leetown and for many years had been the oldest in point of membership. She was also a charter member of Leetown Chapter, U. D. C., and was always ready to support any movement for the good of the cause she held dear in the days of privation and suffering, 1861-65, "made holier by the test of years."

Mrs. Trussell is survived by her three children (Mrs. Jones Hoyle, of Dickerson, Md.; Mrs. Lynn Grantham, of Jefferson County, W. Va.; Mr. James E. Trussell, at home) and five grandchildren, also two sister (Mrs. Rebecca Hunter, of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Lucie Martin, of Detroit, Mich.) and a brother (Gervis S. Gardner, of Cincinnati, Ohio, who was a member of the 2d Virginia Infantry).

She was laid to rest in the family lot in Edgehill Cemetery, Charlestown, in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the home of her childhood.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, July, 1916.

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