Died on the C. & O. Train
18 April 1896
Ex-Policman Levi Massie Drops Dead of
Heart disease While coming to This City from Vanceburg
Levi Massie, the well-known carpenter and ex-policeman, dropped dead on the east-bound noon, C. & O. train at Gleen, KY., Friday. He was coming to Portsmouth from Vanceburg. He was sitting in the ladies car when he suddenly dropped over in his seat, and before anybody could reach him, expired. He was recognized by Henry McKee and the body put off at South Portsmouth. Jas. Massie, his son, who drives March's ice wagon, was notified and going over identified the body as that of his father. He had been with his daughter on a small farm which is son James owns near Vanceburg. He had not been sick.
Coroner Campbell, of Lewis county, was notified and held an inquest Saturday evening.
Deceased was 68 years old and was a native of Lewis county, JY. He has resided in Portsmouth 13 years. He was a carpenter by trade. He served on the police force for about three years. He leaves one son, James and two daughters, Mrs. Geo. Wiggins, of Chillicothe street, and Mrs. Cynthia Vennes, of near Vanceburg, with whom he has been making his home for the last few weeks.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the Christian church.