EAST LIVERPOOL TRIBUNE
JAN. 22, 1919
ALEXANDER G. PUGH AGED 88 IS DEAD
ALEXANDER G. PUGH, aged 88, one of the oldest residents of Hancock county, W. Va., died at 11 o’clock this morning at the home of her son, Jesse H. Pugh, about one mile back of Chester on the Hookstown road. Death followed a stroke of paralysis which he suffered on Dec. 31, last.
The deceased was born and reared in Hancock County and spent the greater part of his life there. Soon after the outbreak of the Civil war he enlisted. He was a school teacher in the early years of his life, but later engaged in the carpenter trade. He retired because of ill health about 15 years ago. The deceased was an elder in the First Presbyterian church and was well known and highly esteemed.
He is survived by four children, Jesse H. Pugh, with whom he resided; James M. Pugh of Carolina avenue, Chester; Mrs. Flora Wells of Florida avenue, Chester, and Mrs. Joseph Bailey of East End. Eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.