May 26, 1912
Prominent Citizen Dead.
The remains of the late Wilson V. Kiser were laid at rest in the Coeburn cemetery last Sunday afternoon. The deceased died at the home of his brother, H. G. Kiser, near Coeburn May 17, after an illness of several weeks. He was born at Dumps Creek in 1846 and in 1866 he was married to Miss Sarah Smith of the same place and to this union two sons were born, one of whom died in infancy and the other, George Kiser, resides at Bondtown. Mrs. Kiser passed into eternal rest a few months ago and ever since that time Mr. Kiser has continued to worry over her death and it is thought that his illness was due to worry.
The deceased was a veteran of the civil war and was a Confederate Veteran. About forty years ago Mr. Kiser moved from Russel county to Toms Creek and at one time was owner of the land where the Toms Creek operation is now situated. He is survived by two brothers, A. H., and Cummins Kiser, of this locality and two sisters, Mrs. Hary Halbrook; and Mrs. Sylvester Evans, of Russell county. Besides his relatives he leaves a host of friends in this section.