Ida Belle Worster

ID#3181, b. circa 1867
Father: not yet identified
Mother: not yet identified

Birth date: circa 1867
Birth place: New York.1

Ida married Bert J. Weber on 5 May 1889 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Rev. J. D. Jones certified that he legally joined the couple in marriage.2

Deceased Children of Ida Belle Worster and Bert J. Weber:

Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=14 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S2415] Ida Weber household, 1920 U.S. Census, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Cleveland city, Ward 10, Enumeration District 187, sheet 2B, National Archives micropublication T625_1364.
  2. [S2414] Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001, Zeddie Marsh and Lois Eilene Peevler, Marriage Record, electronic image from Indiana marriage records, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60282, file 007578363_00551.jpg. Original data: Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.

Merwin J. Weber1

ID#3182, b. circa 1897
Father: Bert J. Weber.
Mother: Ida Belle Worster.1

Birth date: circa 1897
Birth place: Ohio.1
Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=14 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S2415] Ida Weber household, 1920 U.S. Census, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Cleveland city, Ward 10, Enumeration District 187, sheet 2B, National Archives micropublication T625_1364.

Roselle Church1

ID#3183, b. 29 June 1871
Father: Daniel Church
Mother: Sarah Merriner

Birth date: 29 June 1871
Birth place: Wetzel County, West Virginia.1
Last Edited Date=19 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S921] Roselle Church, Wetzel County Index and Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file _00144.jpg.

Lucy M. Church1

ID#3184, b. 18 August 1901, d. 13 February 1970
Father: Lewis Whetzel Church
Mother: Josephine McMasters

Birth date: 18 August 1901
Birth place: Center District, Wetzel County, West Virginia.1,2 Lucy M. Church married Charles Leslie Marshall on 26 October 1924 Kausooth, Marshall County, West Virginia.3

Lucy died at age 68 on 13 February 1970 at Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.4 Lucy's body was interred on 15 February 1970 in the Salem Church of Christ Cemetery, Bowman Ridge, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.4
Family Line(s):
Church Index
Last Edited Date=20 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S2422] L. M. Church, Center District, Wetzel County Assessor's Register of Births for Year Ending 31 December 1901, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file _00496.jpg.
  2. [S2423] L. M. Church, Wetzel County General Index and Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file _00144.jpg.
  3. [S2426] Marriage License for Charles Lester Marshall and Lucy Church, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130840_00258.jpg.
  4. [S1353] West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Lucy M. Marshall data.

Charles Leslie Marshall1,2

ID#3185, b. 23 July 1900, d. 3 July 1981
Father: Evans H. Marshall
Mother: Armintha (unknown)3

Birth date: 23 July 1900
Birth place: Maggoty Run, Marshall County, West Virginia.4

His middle name appears as Lester on his marriage record, but was apparently a mistake based on all the other records for him.4 Charles Leslie Marshall married Lucy M. Church, daughter of Lewis Whetzel Church and Josephine McMasters, on 26 October 1924 Kausooth, Marshall County, West Virginia.4

Charles died at age 80 on 3 July 1981 while in a long term care facility at Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio.5
Family Line(s):
Church Index
Last Edited Date=21 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. Name originally entered as Leslie, which was crossed out and replaced with Charles Leslie and a note to see file 196C.
  2. [S2429] Charles Leslie Marshall, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00190.jpg.
  3. [S2430] Evans H. Marshall household, 1910 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Liberty District, Enumeration District 83, sheet 7A (25 stamped), National Archives micropublication T624_1688.
  4. [S2426] Marriage License for Charles Lester Marshall and Lucy Church, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130840_00258.jpg.
  5. [S1753] Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007, Ancestry.com, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.), Charles L. Marshall data, citing certificate no. 057435, volume no. 24535.

Floyd W. Church1

ID#3187, b. 15 August 1906, d. 14 February 1963
Father: Lewis Whetzel Church
Mother: Josephine McMasters

Birth date: 15 August 1906
Birth place: Wetzel County, West Virginia.2

The U.S. officially entered World War II on 8 December 1941 following an attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. All men between ages 18 and 65 and not already in the military were required to register for the draft during one of six registration periods. At age 34, Floyd registered on 16 October 1940 at Marshall County, West Virginia, and was described as follows: white, height 5' 6", weight 150 lbs., blue eyes, blonde hair, light complexion.2 He was employed by Ernest Johnson, Star Route, Cameron, West Virginia,2 and was living at R.D. 2, Woodruff, West Virginia.2

Floyd died at age 56 on 14 February 1963 in San Joaquin County, California.3
Family Line(s):
Church Index
Last Edited Date=24 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S2427] Louis Church household, 1910 U.S. Census, Wetzel County, West Virginia, Center District, Enumeration District 146, sheet 13A (78 stamped), National Archives micropublication T624_1699.
  2. [S2437] U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, online http://www.ancestry.com (Lehi, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Floyd Church data, serial no. 1769, order no. 1279.
  3. [S848] California Death Index, 1940-1997, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Floyd W. Church data, Social Security no.     236-12-7431.

Jesse J. Crow1

ID#3188, b. 29 August 1895, d. 16 January 1952
Father: not yet identified
Mother: not yet identified

Birth date: 29 August 1895
Birth place: Marshall County, West Virginia.1

Jesse married Eathel Church, daughter of Lewis Whetzel Church and Josephine McMasters, on 28 March 1936 at Littleton, Wetzel County, West Virginia.1

Jesse and Eathel were apparently divorced some time between 1936 and 1947 as he was divorced at the time of his death in 1952 and Eathel had married another man in 1947.2

Jesse died at age 56 on 16 January 1952 at RFD #5, Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia. He was "accidentally burned to death" according to the death certificate. Handwritten info is a little harder to read, but I believe that it says the accident took place at a "gas or oil pumping house."3 Jesse's body was interred on 20 January 1952 in the Cameron Cemetery, Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia.3
Family Line(s):
Church Index
Last Edited Date=22 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S2428] Marriage License for Jesse J. Crow and Eathel Church, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130844_00558.jpg.
  2. [S2432] Marriage License for Burnzo Leichliter and Eathel Church, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130888_00212.jpg.
  3. [S2433] Jesse Crow, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1984250_0000599.jpg.

Matthew McMasters1

ID#3189, b. circa 1847
Father: not yet identified
Mother: not yet identified

Birth date: circa 1847
Birth place: (West) Virginia.1

Deceased Child of Matthew McMasters and an unidentified or still living spouse:

Family Line(s):
Church Index
Last Edited Date=21 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S2431] Lewis W. Church household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Liberty District, Enumeration District 26-13, sheet 3A (223 stamped), National Archives micropublication T626_2543.

Burnzo Leichliter1

ID#3190, b. 30 August 1905
Parents: Sammy and Bessie Leichliter

Birth date: 30 August 1905
Birth place: Pennsylvania.1

Burnzo married Eathel Church, daughter of Lewis Whetzel Church and Josephine McMasters, on 31 May 1947 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. Edward Michael Flanagan, a Minister of the Presbyterian Church, certified that he united the couple in marriage.1
Family Line(s):
Church Index
Last Edited Date=21 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S2432] Marriage License for Burnzo Leichliter and Eathel Church, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130888_00212.jpg.

Arthur E. Miller1

ID#3191, b. circa 1898
Father: not yet identified
Mother: not yet identified

Birth date: circa 1898
Birth place: Wetzel County, West Virginia.1

Arthur married Nannie Church, daughter of Lewis Whetzel Church and Josephine McMasters, on 8 May 1921 at Bellton, Marshall County, West Virginia. D. A. Fair certified that he united the couple in marriage.1
Family Line(s):
Church Index
Last Edited Date=23 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S2434] Marriage License for Arthur E. Miller, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130839_00195.jpg.

Cora Thomas1

ID#3192, b. 16 February 1883, d. February 1963
Parents: William Thomas and Mary A. Johnson.

Birth date: 16 February 1883.1,2 It has also been reported that Cora was born on 11 February 1883.3
Birth place: Newport, Washington County, Ohio.1

While her name was recorded as Cora in her birth record, she signed her marriage license as Coral, and her name can also be found as Cora L. or Coralee in various records.

Cora married George Nelson Church, son of Daniel Church and Sarah Merriner, on 27 October 1917 in Summit County, Ohio. Rev. J. W. Orin certified that certified that he solemnized the marriage recorded as Marriage Certificate No. 24573. The marriage license application states that George had previously been married once, but I have not yet identified his first wife.4

Per the Social Security Death Index, the last address of record for Coralee was Ohio.2 She died in February 1963.2 I discovered a photograph of a headstone for George N. and Coralee T. Church that was taken at the Highland Cemetery, Rt. 250, Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia. Although her name appears on the gravestone, there are no dates inscribed for her.5 It appears that she is buried elsewhere, but further research is needed before I include that info here.
Family Line(s):
Church Index
Last Edited Date=25 Sep 2017

Citations

  1. [S2439] Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2541 (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Cora Thomas data, FHL film no. 941955.
  2. [S899] Coralee Church, Social Security Death Index, compiled by Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/DB.aspx?dbid=3693
  3. [S2438] Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980, George N. Church and Coral Thomas, Marriage Record, electronic image, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2145, file 4441429_00491.jpg, George N. Church and Coral Thomas. Original data: Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980. Akron, Ohio: Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division. Digital Publication, 41 rolls.
  4. [S2438] Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980, George N. Church and Coral Thomas, Marriage Record, electronic image, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2145, file 4441429_00491.jpg. Original data: Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980. Akron, Ohio: Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division. Digital Publication, 41 rolls.
  5. [S2435] Digital photo of gravestone in Highland Cemetery, taken by K. Alan Lewis, shared on 29 October 2010, online https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/466069/person/…. Permission to use on this site granted by Lewis.

Mary Kudla1

ID#3193, b. 30 January 1910
Father: Stefan "Steve" Kudla
Mother: Tresa / Theresa M. Turchina

Birth date: 30 January 1910
Birth place: Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio.2

Mary and James Nicholas Kuhn obtained a marriage license on 1 February 1930 in Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.1 The couple's marriage took place on 4 February 1930 at Morgantown. Rev. George L. Kuhn (James' brother), a Roman Catholic priest, certified that he joined them in the Holy State of Matrimony.1
Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=29 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S943] Marriage License for James Nicholas Kuhn and Mary Kudla, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file _00527.jpg.
  2. [S2446] West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991, Stefan Kudla, Declarations of Intention 1929-1940 v. 13, file reference J308, No. 320516 stamped, electronic image from Monongalia County, West Virginia, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/4484.htm

Stefan "Steve" Kudla1

ID#3194, b. 13 February 1885, d. December 1976
Father: not yet identified
Mother: not yet identified

Birth date: 13 February 1885
Birth place: Sekule, Czechoslovakia.1,2 At the age of 17, Stefan boarded the S.S. Zeeland in Antwerp, Belgium. According to the passenger list, he was going to join his uncle Mike Maxion whose residence was 23 Johnstown Avenue, Binghampton, NY. With him was 15-year-old Elizabeta Kudla, who listed Mike as her cousin.3,4 Stefan arrived at New York, New York, on 22 November 1901.4

Stefan married Tresa / Theresa M. Turchina on 4 February 1909 at Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.4 Although there were several exceptions, the general rule for immigrants to become American citizens was a multi-step process that took five years or longer to be finalized. The Declaration of Intention, often called First Papers, was the initial form that had to be completed. Once the residency requirement was met (typically five years), the applicant submitted a Petition for Naturalization, often called Second or Final Papers. After taking a naturalization oath (oath of allegiance), the court would issue a Certificate of Naturalization and the applicant was finally a citizen of the United States. A code of "Pa" (for papers) appears in the Naturalized or Alien column of the 1920 census, indicating that Stefan had declared his intention to become an American citizen and taken out "first papers." The year of 1918 entered in the next column would seem to mean that the Declaration had been filed that year.5 However, the actual image of the Declaration of Intention I found for Stefan is dated 23 May 1939 and filed in Monongalia County, West Virginia. There is a note on that form that says it is "invalid for all purposes seven years from the date hereof."4 Perhaps he filed a Declaration and started the process while living in Ohio but never filed a Petition within seven years. Maybe he simply let the issue of citizenship lie dormant for several years before starting over in West Virginia with a new Declaration in 1939. More research is needed.

The U.S. officially entered World War II on 8 December 1941 following an attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. All men between ages 18 and 65 and not already in the military were required to register for the draft during one of six registration periods. The Fourth Registration, often referred to as the "old man's registration," was conducted on 27 April 1942 to register men who were between 45 and 64 years old. At age 57, Stefan registered at Monongalia County, West Virginia, and was described as follows: white, height 5' 10", weight 185 lbs., brown eyes, brown hair, light complexion, right hand scar.1

As of 27 April 1942, Stefan was employed by McMunn (a plumber) in Morgantown and was living at West Jefferson, Westover, West Virginia.1

Per the Social Security Death Index, the last address of record for Stefan was Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.6 He died at age 91 in December 1976.7

Deceased Child of Stefan "Steve" Kudla and Tresa / Theresa M. Turchina:

Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=1 Sep 2017

Citations

  1. [S863] U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Steve Kudla data, serial no. U2114.
  2. [S899] Steve Kudla, Social Security Death Index, compiled by Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/DB.aspx?dbid=3693, supports full date of birth.
  3. [S2447] Stefan Kudla, electronic image, "List or Manifest of Alien Immigrants for the Commissioner of Immigration," page 186New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010), online http://www.ancestry.com
  4. [S2446] West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991, Stefan Kudla, Declarations of Intention 1929-1940 v. 13, file reference J308, No. 320516 stamped, electronic image from Monongalia County, West Virginia, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/4484.htm
  5. [S2442] Steve Kudla household, 1920 U.S. Census, Harrison County, Ohio, Short Creek Township, Georgetown Precinct, Enumeration District 177, sheet 11B, National Archives micropublication T625_1397.
  6. [S899] Steve Kudla, Social Security Death Index, compiled by Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/DB.aspx?dbid=3693
  7. [S899] Steve Kudla, Social Security Death Index, compiled by Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/DB.aspx?dbid=3693, supports month and year of death.
  8. [S943] Marriage License for James Nicholas Kuhn and Mary Kudla, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file _00527.jpg.

Tresa / Theresa M. Turchina1,2,3

ID#3195, b. 9 August 1886, d. 31 March 1969
Parents: reportedly Matthew Turchina and Anna Sevak.3

Birth date: 9 August 1886
Birth place: Stupava, Austria-Hungary.1 It has also been reported that Tresa was born in Czechoslovakia. which is not really the conflict it might seem. Czechoslovakia was formed in 1918 with the breaking apart of the Austria-Hungary empire. Apparently the area where Tresa was born in 1886 was part of what became Czechoslovakia in 1918.4

Trying to pin down Tresa's name has proven to be extremely difficult - so much so that I'm still not sure what her maiden name was. Variations I have found so far include:
  • Teresa Turricina - Social Security application for her son, Matthew
  • Tresa Turesina - death index for son, Joe
  • Tresa Mary Turcnia - marriage of daughter, Anna
  • Theresa Turchina - surname of her father on death index; marriage of daughter, Helen
  • Thresa Tarchini - marriage of son, Matthew
  • Teresa Dorchinia - her own marriage to James N. Kuhn

Variations of her given name after marriage include:
  • Trecie - 1920 U.S. census
  • Tresa - husband's Declaration of Intention for U.S. citizenship; 1927 city directory; 1930 U.S. census
  • Theresa - death index; 1952 city directory; Find-A-Grave.com; U.S. Navy wounded in WWII for son, Matthew
  • Teresa - 1940 U.S. census

It appears that her name was Tresa, which was Americanized to Theresa (the most frequently found spelling). As for her maiden name, I have opted for Turchina at this point simply because it was reportedly her father's surname and was also used by one of her daughters. I suspect that most of the spelling inconsistencies are the result of a clerk writing down what they heard spoken with an accent with which they were unfamiliar.

Tresa immigrated to the United States of America on 18 June 1905 arriving in Baltimore, Maryland.1 However, her year of immigration was reported in the 1920 U.S. census as 1906.4 She married Stefan "Steve" Kudla on 4 February 1909 at Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.1

Looking at the Naturalized or Alien column of the 1920 U.S. census form for Tresa, it looks like a code of "Pa" (first papers taken out) was originally written but was changed by writing "Al" (alien) over top of it. This was also true for other wives on the same page for whom the husband's code was "Pa." For each wife, the same year was entered in the next column that had been entered for the husband. In Tresa's case, the year of 1918 was entered and would seem to mean that a Declaration had been filed that year. My guess is that the enumerator entered "Pa" for the wives based on the fact that until 1922, citizenship was granted to wives and minor children of naturalized men (see https://www.archives.gov/research/naturalization/naturalization.html). While the wives could/would eventually become citizens through their husbands, the Declaration of Intention was filed by the husband alone. Apparently as the wives had not taken out first papers, a code of "Pa" was inappropriate and was changed to "Al."4

Tresa died at age 82 on 31 March 1969 in Monongalia County, West Virginia.3

Deceased Child of Tresa / Theresa M. Turchina and Stefan "Steve" Kudla:

Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=1 Sep 2017

Citations

  1. [S2446] West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991, Stefan Kudla, Declarations of Intention 1929-1940 v. 13, file reference J308, No. 320516 stamped, electronic image from Monongalia County, West Virginia, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/4484.htm
  2. [S2443] Marriage License for Matteo Joseph Biafora and Helen Louise Kudla, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file _00444.jpg.
  3. [S1353] West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Theresa M. Kudla data, FHL film no. 840904.
  4. [S2442] Steve Kudla household, 1920 U.S. Census, Harrison County, Ohio, Short Creek Township, Georgetown Precinct, Enumeration District 177, sheet 11B, National Archives micropublication T625_1397.
  5. [S943] Marriage License for James Nicholas Kuhn and Mary Kudla, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file _00527.jpg.

John W. Craft1

ID#3196, b. circa 1839
Parents: Elisha and Jane Craft

Birth date: circa 1839
Birth place: Brooke County, Virginia.1

John married Hannah Lydick, daughter of Jesse Lydick and Jane Billiter, on 27 March 1862 in Marshall County, Virginia. David Anguish performed the marriage ceremony.1
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=2 Sep 2017

Citations

  1. [S2448] Marriage License for John W. Craft and Hannah Lydick, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130828_00429.jpg.

Angeline Terrill1

ID#3197, b. circa 1843
Father: Amos Terrill
Mother: Matilda Lewis

Birth date: circa 1843
Birth place: Marshall County, Virginia.1

Angeline married John W. Gosney on 12 December 1861 in Marshall County, Virginia. Edward Dowler performed the marriage ceremony.1
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=2 Sep 2017

Citations

  1. [S2449] Register of Marriages for John W. Gosney and Angeline Terrill, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00043.jpg.

John W. Gosney1

ID#3198, b. circa 1839
Parents: William and Zuby Gosney

Birth date: circa 1839
Birth place: Marshall County, Virginia.1

John married Angeline Terrill, daughter of Amos Terrill and Matilda Lewis, on 12 December 1861 in Marshall County, Virginia. Edward Dowler performed the marriage ceremony.1

At that time, John was a farmer.1
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=2 Sep 2017

Citations

  1. [S2449] Register of Marriages for John W. Gosney and Angeline Terrill, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00043.jpg.

Lora Starcher1

ID#3199, b. 14 April 1905, d. 10 March 1949
Father: Elmer Leasure Starcher
Mother: Sarah Church

Birth date: 14 April 1905
Birth place: Hur, Calhoun County, West Virginia.2,3

Lora's first marriage was to Lester Oakley Whitworth on 20 December 1922 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. W. C. Harold certified that he united them in marriage.4

Lora and Lester were divorced between 1930 and 1940. Both reported themselves as married in the 1930 census, although she was living in Moundsville, West Virginia, and he was in Frankfurt, Kentucky. By the 1940 census, both are still living in their respective cities: Lora is recorded as divorced and her older sister is living with her; Lester is remarried - his wife's name is Virgie.5,6

Lora's second marriage was to Arnold Marsh, son of William Thomas Marsh and Lina Ethel Carter, on 2 June 1948 at Akron, Summit County, Ohio.7

At that time she was living at 254 N. 3rd Street, Barberton, Summit County, Ohio Both Arnold and Lora worked at Goodrich, he as a pipefitter, she as a rubberworker.7

Lora died at age 43 from generalized toxemia on 10 March 1949 at Citizen's Hospital, Barberton, Summit County, Ohio.3 Her body was interred on 13 March 1949 in the Riverview Cemetery, Rt. 4, Box 217, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia;3,8
Family Line(s):
Church Index
Last Edited Date=30 Sep 2017

Citations

  1. [S986] Elmer Starcher household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington District, Enumeration District 26-5, sheet 10A (95 stamped), National Archives micropublication T626_2543.
  2. [S2452] Lora Starcher, Certificate of Birth, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file _00329.jpg.
  3. [S2484] Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953, Lora Whitworth Marsh, Certificate of Death, digital image, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1307272, digital folder no. 00899. Original Source: Ohio Department of Heath. Certificates of Death, 1908-1953. Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio. Microfilm. 1204 rolls. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  4. [S2453] Marriage License for Lester Whitworth and Lora Starcher, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130839_00478.jpg.
  5. [S2455] Lora Whitworth household, 1940 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington District, Moundsville city, Ward 1, Enumeration District 26-3, sheet 10B, National Archives micropublication T627_4426.
  6. [S2483] Lester Whitworth household, 1940 U.S. Census, Franklin County, Kentucky, Franklin (clty), Enumeration District 37-1, sheet 2B, National Archives micropublication T627_1307.
  7. [S2458] Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980, Arnold Marsh and Lora Whitworth, Marriage Record, electronic image, online http://www.ancestry.com, file 4437290_00017.jpg. Original data: Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980. Akron, Ohio: Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division. Digital Publication, 41 rolls.
  8. [S2487] "Riverview Cemetery," gravestone inscriptions submitted by Donna Allen (read in 1999), presented by Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.wvgenweb.org/marshall/cemetery/riverview.htm. Information pertaining to Lora Whitworth Marsh.

Lester Oakley Whitworth1

ID#3200, b. 11 November 1902, d. February 1967
Father: not yet identified
Mother: not yet identified

Birth date: 11 November 1902
Birth place: Marshall County, West Virginia.2,3

Lester married Lora Starcher, daughter of Elmer Leasure Starcher and Sarah Church, on 20 December 1922 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. W. C. Harold certified that he united them in marriage.2

Lester and Lora were divorced between 1930 and 1940. Both reported themselves as married in the 1930 census, although she was living in Moundsville, West Virginia, and he was in Frankfurt, Kentucky. By the 1940 census, both are still living in their respective cities: Lora is recorded as divorced and her older sister is living with her; Lester is remarried - his wife's name is Virgie.4,5

While Lester's second wife, Virgie, appears in the 1940 U.S. census and on his draft registration for WWII, I have not yet found a record of their marriage. Her maiden name may be Woford.

The U.S. officially entered World War II on 8 December 1941 following an attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. All men between ages 18 and 65 and not already in the military were required to register for the draft during one of six registration periods. At age 39, Lester registered on 15 February 1942 at Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, and was described as follows: white, height 5' 7¾", weight 148 lbs., blue eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion, slight scar across bridge of nose.6

As of 15 February 1942, when he registered for the draft, Lester was employed by Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard Inc. at Curtis Bay,Baltimore, Maryland and was living with Virgie at 4908 Curtis Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland.6

Lester died at age 64 in February 1967.7 Interred in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, 5829 Ritchie Highway, Brooklyn Park, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, his name appears on the gravestone as "Lester O. Whitworth." An additional inscription reads, "Lester O. 1902 - 1967; Virgie L. 1899 - 1977; Together Forever."8
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Last Edited Date=28 Sep 2017

Citations

  1. [S2403] U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, Lester Oakley Whitworth, (Lehi, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011). Electronic image online at Fold3.com, Draft Registration Cards for West Virginia, 10/16/1940 - 03/31/1947, roll 44046_09_00026, published 2012. Original data: Draft Registration Cards for West Virginia, 10/16/1940 - 03/31/1947. 552 boxes. NAI: 2658141. Records of the Selective Service System, 1926–1975, Record Group 147. National Archives and Records Administration, St Louis, Missouri.
  2. [S2453] Marriage License for Lester Whitworth and Lora Starcher, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130839_00478.jpg.
  3. [S2437] U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, online http://www.ancestry.com (Lehi, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Lester Oakley Whitworth data, image viewed online at Fold3.com, roll 44015_04_00068, published 2012.
  4. [S2455] Lora Whitworth household, 1940 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington District, Moundsville city, Ward 1, Enumeration District 26-3, sheet 10B, National Archives micropublication T627_4426.
  5. [S2483] Lester Whitworth household, 1940 U.S. Census, Franklin County, Kentucky, Franklin (clty), Enumeration District 37-1, sheet 2B, National Archives micropublication T627_1307.
  6. [S2485] U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, Lester Oakley Whitworth, serial no. T8, order no. T10418, (Lehi, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011). Electronic image online at Fold3.com, Draft Registration Cards for Maryland, 10/16/1940 - 03/31/1947, roll 44015_04_00068, published 2012. Original data: Draft Registration Cards for Maryland, 10/16/1940 - 03/31/1947. 127 boxes. NAI: 2660907. Records of the Selective Service System, 1926–1975, Record Group 147. National Archives and Records Administration, St Louis, Missouri.
  7. [S899] Lester Whitworth, Social Security Death Index, compiled by Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/DB.aspx?dbid=3693, supports month and year of death.
  8. [S2486] Lester O. Whitworth, Find A Grave memorial no. 165302801, created by Regina Derrenberger on 18 June 2016, online http://www.findagrave.com. Photograph by Regina Derrenberger, uploaded 18 June 2016.

Mildred Louise Perkins1

ID#3203, b. circa 1919, d. 2 December 1988
Parents: Russell Perkins and Bessie Alkire

Birth date: circa 1919
Birth place: Curtin, West Virginia.1 The rest of the info about Arnold agrees with the first license as previously noted; this Mildred was 26 years old and had never been married.1

Mildred's first marriage was to Arnold Marsh, son of William Thomas Marsh and Lina Ethel Carter, on 6 January 1945 at Akron, Summit County, Ohio.1 The marriage turned out to be short-lived, as the couple was divorced about a year and a half later (Case 156966 dated 30 September 1946 in Summit County, Ohio.)2

Her second marriage was to William Carl Burch Jr. on 20 August 1949 in Summit County, Ohio. Herbert J. Thompson, a minister, certified that he solemnized the marriage recorded as Marriage Certificate No. 128,874.3

Mildred died on 2 December 1988 at Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio. She was in a long term care facility at the time of her death.4
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Last Edited Date=30 Sep 2017

Citations

  1. [S2457] Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980, Arnold Marsh and Mildred Louise Perkins, Marriage Record, electronic image, online http://www.ancestry.com, file 4438883_00077.jpg. Original data: Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980. Akron, Ohio: Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division. Digital Publication, 41 rolls.
  2. [S2458] Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980, Arnold Marsh and Lora Whitworth, Marriage Record, electronic image, online http://www.ancestry.com, file 4437290_00017.jpg. Original data: Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980. Akron, Ohio: Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division. Digital Publication, 41 rolls.
  3. [S2480] Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980, William C. Burch Jr. and Mildred L. Marsh, Marriage Record, electronic image, online http://www.ancestry.com, file 4437372_00243.jpg. Original data: Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980. Akron, Ohio: Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division. Digital Publication, 41 rolls.
  4. [S860] Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007, Ancestry.com, online http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/ (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.), Mildred L. Burch data, citing Certificate No. 097281, Volume 27542.

James Montgomery Carter1

ID#3204, b. 13 March 1866, d. 29 March 1951
Father: James Carter, probably born in Tennessee.1,2,3
Mother: Ellen Upchurch, reportedly born in Kentucky.2,1

Birth date: 13 March 1866
Birth place: Tennessee.1,2
It is important to note than neither the date nor the state is written in stone in this case.

Conflicting evidence indicates that James was born in 1867. That year appears on his gravestone and is supported by his age as reported in the 1910, 1930 and 1940 federal census records. The 1920 census suggests a birth year of 1868, but I think that is probably just a reporting error.4 As a further complication, two census years (1900 and 1920) recorded that James was born in Kentucky rather than Tennessee.5

James married Josephine "Josie" Craft on 16 August 1887 in Cumberland County, Kentucky.6,5

James died at age 85 on 29 March 1951 at Indiana Masonic Home, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana. The cause of death was arterio sclerotic heart disease with cardiac failure.1,4 Interred on 31 March 1951 in the Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianopolis, Marion County, Indiana, his name appears on the gravestone as "James M. Carter." An additional inscription reads, "Father." Gravestone is shared with his wife, Josephine.1,4

Deceased Child of James Montgomery Carter and Josephine "Josie" Craft:

Family Line(s):
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Last Edited Date=24 Sep 2017

Citations

  1. [S2479] Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, James Montgomery Carter, Death Certificate, electronic image from Indiana State Board of Health, Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana, online http://www.ancestry.com, file 45232_354373-00950.jpg.
  2. [S2473] James M. Carter household, 1910 U.S. Census, Wayne County, Kentucky, Slickford Precinct 9, Enumeration District 226, sheet 4A (170 stamped), National Archives micropublication T624_502.
  3. [S2476] James M. Carter household, 1930 U.S. Census, Johnson County, Indiana, Nineveh Township, Enumeration District 41-10, sheet 6B, National Archives micropublication T626_596.
  4. [S2474] John M. and Josephine Carter, Find A Grave memorial no. 45901168 and 45901206, created by John C. Anderson on 27 December 2009, online http://www.findagrave.com. Photograph by NLColes taken 06 April 2012, uploaded 07 April 2012.
  5. [S2471] J. M. Carter household, 1900 U.S. Census, Cumberland County, Kentucky, Magisterial District No. 1 - Burksville, Enumeration District 41, sheets 4A (168 stamped) and 4B, National Archives micropublication T623_517.
  6. [S2472] Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.), J. M. Carter and Josephine Craft data.

Josephine "Josie" Craft1

ID#3205, b. 9 July 1865, d. 27 March 1950
Father: John Craft, reportedly born in Kentucky.2,3
Mother: not yet identified, but reportedly born in Kentucky.4

Birth date: 9 July 1865.2,4
Conflicting evidence indicates that Josephine was born in 1866. Josie's gravestone shows that she was born in 1866, but it seems likely that it is an error based on her death certificate that gives the full date of 09 July 1865 and is supported by most of the U.S. census years.5

Birth place: Kentucky. Census records from 1900 through 1940 consistently give Kentucky as her birth place as well as both of her parents (except for 1940 which did not include birth place of parents.)2,4

Josephine married James M. Carter on 16 August 1887 in Cumberland County, Kentucky.1,4

Josephine died at age 84 from cerebral thrombosis on 27 March 1950 in Marion County, Indiana.2 Interred on 30 March 1950 in the Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianopolis, Marion County, Indiana, her name appears on the gravestone as "Josephine Carter." An additional inscription reads, "Mother." Gravestone is shared with her husband, James M.5,2

Deceased Child of Josephine "Josie" Craft and James Montgomery Carter:

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Last Edited Date=24 Sep 2017

Citations

  1. [S2472] Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.), J. M. Carter and Josephine Craft data.
  2. [S2478] Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, Josephine Carter, Death Certificate, electronic image from Indiana State Board of Health, Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana, online http://www.ancestry.com, file 45232_354446-02842.jpg.
  3. [S2471] J. M. Carter household, 1900 U.S. Census, Cumberland County, Kentucky, Magisterial District No. 1 - Burksville, Enumeration District 41, sheets 4A (168 stamped) and 4B, National Archives micropublication T623_517, shows father's birthplace as Kentucky.
  4. [S2471] J. M. Carter household, 1900 U.S. Census, Cumberland County, Kentucky, Magisterial District No. 1 - Burksville, Enumeration District 41, sheets 4A (168 stamped) and 4B, National Archives micropublication T623_517.
  5. [S2474] John M. and Josephine Carter, Find A Grave memorial no. 45901168 and 45901206, created by John C. Anderson on 27 December 2009, online http://www.findagrave.com. Photograph by NLColes taken 06 April 2012, uploaded 07 April 2012.

William Carl Burch Jr.1

ID#3206, b. 7 October 1916, d. 16 April 1989
Father: William C. Burch, born in Dresden, Ohio.1
Mother: Edith Mary Hennessey, born in Marshall, Illinois.1

Birth date: 7 October 1916
Birth place: Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana.1

William married Mildred L. Marsh on 20 August 1949 in Summit County, Ohio. Herbert J. Thompson, a minister, certified that he solemnized the marriage recorded as Marriage Certificate No. 128,874.2

William died at age 72 on 16 April 1989 at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital, Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio. The circumstances of his death are unknown, but the record states that he was injured in Ohio and was dead on arrival (DOA) at the hospital.3
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Last Edited Date=26 Sep 2017

Citations

  1. [S2481] Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940, William Carl Burch Jr., Birth Certificate, electronic image from Indiana State Board of Health, Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana, online http://www.ancestry.com, file 40474_357860-01648.jpg.
  2. [S2480] Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980, William C. Burch Jr. and Mildred L. Marsh, Marriage Record, electronic image, online http://www.ancestry.com, file 4437372_00243.jpg. Original data: Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980. Akron, Ohio: Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division. Digital Publication, 41 rolls.
  3. [S860] Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007, Ancestry.com, online http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/ (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.), William Carl Burch data, citing Certificate No. 031419, Volume 27698.

Pearl Ann (unknown)1

ID#3208, b. 9 May 1896, d. 30 May 1954
Father: not yet identified.
Mother: not yet identified.

Birth date: 9 May 1896.1,2
Birth place: Kentucky.3,2

Pearl married William Thomas Marsh between 1 October 1925 and 1 April 1930 after his first wife died 30 September 1925;1 Lina's death left William to raise children ranging in age from six days to 18 years, so it is not surprising that he married a second time. I haven't found the exact date yet, but he and Pearl Ann (maiden name unknown) were married before 01 April 1930, the date of the U.S. census. In that census, there is a 15 year old "step-son" in the household that must be Pearl's son. The marriage would have provided a mother for William's children and a father for Pearl's son ... a win-win situation.3,2

Pearl died at age 58 on 30 May 1954.1 Interred in the Rose Hill Cemetery (now Rosehill - Elmwood Cemetery and Mausoleum), Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky, her name appears on the gravestone as "Pearl A. Marsh." An additional inscription reads, "Gone but not forgotten." The marker is shared with her husband, William T. Marsh.1
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Last Edited Date=1 Oct 2017

Citations

  1. [S2466] William T. Marsh, Find A Grave memorial no. 50412884, created by Sharon Brown on 29 March 2010, online http://www.findagrave.com. Photograph by Dennis Burling, uploaded 12 May 2012; shows entire gravestone shared by William T. and Pearl A. Marsh with full birth and death dates.
  2. [S2490] William T. Marsh household, 1940 U.S. Census, Daviess County, Kentucky, Magisterial District No. 1, Owensboro clty, Enumeration District 30-16, sheet 8A (288 stamped), National Archives micropublication T627_1298.
  3. [S2489] William T. Marsh household, 1930 U.S. Census, Daviess County, Kentucky, Precinct 17, Owensboro (city), Enumeration District 30-17, sheet 4A (130 stamped), National Archives micropublication T626_741.