Margaret Harris1

ID#1682, b. 10 March 1893
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=10 Feb 2012

Citations

  1. [S528] Margaret Harris, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00100.jpg.

James Alexander Howard1

ID#1683, b. 21 March 1886, d. March 1966
Father: Alexander Howard
Mother: Elizabeth (unknown)

Birth date: 21 March 1886
Birth place: Marshall County, West Virginia.2,1

James married Sarah May Collins, daughter of William S. Collins and Alice Wilhelm, on 14 March 1911 at Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia. J. E. Bird, a Minister of the Gospel, certified that he united them in marriage.3

On 6 April 1917, the United States declared war on Germany and officially entered World War I. Every male living within the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 45 was required to register for the draft during one of three separate registration periods. The third registration was held on 12 September 1918 for men aged 18 to 21 and 31 to 45. At age 33, James registered at Beebe Stage, Miles City, Custer County, Montana, and was described as follows: height 5' 8", medium build, blue eyes, dark hair.4

As of 1918 when he registered for the draft, James was a farmer4 and was living at Beebe Stage, Miles City, in southeastern Montana.4 Beebe was located on what is now Rt. 59; in those days it was a stage coach stop near Pumpkin Creek. An interesting thread about the stage line that ran from Miles City through Beebe and on to what was eventually called Powderville can be found at Miles City on the Web, specifically at http://milescity.com/forums/posts/view/37892/.5

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 56, James registered at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia, and was described as follows: white, 5½' tall, 170 lbs., blue eyes, gray hair, light complexion.2 He was self-employed, working at Cameron and was living at Box 327, Cameron, West Virginia.2

James died in March 1966 in Marshall County, West Virginia.6

Deceased Children of James Alexander Howard and Sarah May Collins:

Last Edited Date=24 Jul 2017

Citations

  1. [S1610] Marriage License for James Alexander Howard and Sarah May Collins, Harrison County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4011539_00073.jpg.
  2. [S863] U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), James Alex Howard data, serial no. U1561.
  3. [S550] Marriage License for Harold Hanson Howard and Mary Velma Aston, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130891_00464.jpg.
  4. [S618] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), James A. Howard data, serial no. 1216.
  5. [S1613] Miles City on the Web, online http://MilesCity.com/, viewed 12 september 2012.
  6. [S899] James Howard, Social Security Death Index, compiled by Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/DB.aspx?dbid=3693, supports month and year of death, county and state inferred.

Isaac Matthew1

ID#1685, b. 2 January 1853
Father: William K. Matthew
Mother: Mary "Nancy" Murphy

Birth date: 2 January 1853
Birth place: Barbour County, Virginia.1

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1860Taylor County, VirginiaIsaac Matthews, male, age 7, born in Va, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)2
Family Line(s):
Church Index
Last Edited Date=21 Nov 2011

Citations

  1. [S535] Isaac Matthew, Barbour County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file _00007.jpg.
  2. [S1081] Wm. K. Matthews household, 1860 U.S. Census, Taylor County, Virginia, Pruntytown Post Office, page 72, National Archives micropublication M653_1381.

Riverview Cemetery

ID#1689
Riverview Cemetery
Location: Rt. 4, Box 217, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.

The following person(s) were buried here (appearing in chronological order per death/burial date):

Allen M. Bonar, b. 18 January 1912, d. 24 February 19881

Lenna A. Bonar, b. 19 March 1916, d. 21 January 1996, burial 24 January 19962,1

Donald Wells Clegg, b. 29 June 1929, d. 21 March 2015, burial 26 March 20153
Last Edited Date=19 Dec 2011

Citations

  1. [S391] "Riverview Cemetery," gravestone inscriptions submitted by Donna Allen (read in 1999), presented by Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/cemetery/riverview.htm
  2. [S19] Funeral memorial card, (Moundsville, West Virginia: Altmeyer Funeral Home), Lenna A. Bonar, 24 January 1996 service.
  3. [S2521] Donald Wells Clegg obituary, presented by Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, Moundsville, West Virginia, online http://www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com

Pearl Terrill1

ID#1690, b. 15 September 1882, d. 7 August 1912
Father: Thomas Sherman Terrill
Mother: Agnes Harris

Birth date: 15 September 1882.2 It has also been reported that Pearl was born on 23 September 1882.3
Birth place: Marshall County, West Virginia.2

Pearl died at age 29 from spinal irritation on 7 August 1912 at Fork Ridge, Marshall County, West Virginia.3,1 Pearl's body was interred in the Fork Ridge Universalist Church Cemetery, Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Pearl Terrill." The inscription reads, "Daughter of A & T. S. Terrill."3

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Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=13 Jul 2015

Citations

  1. [S1780] Pearl Terrill, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00339.jpg.
  2. [S1781] Unnamed Terrell, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00009.jpg.
  3. [S362] Digital photograph of Pearl Terrill gravestone in Fork Ridge Universalist Church Cemetery; photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 03 June 2004.
  4. [S67] Gravestone, Fork Ridge Universalist Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 03 June 2004.

Mt. Zion United Methodist Cemetery

ID#1691
Mt. Zion United Methodist Cemetery
Location: on Rt. 16 by the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Calhoun County, West Virginia.

The following person(s) were buried here (appearing in chronological order per death/burial date):

Arthur Lloyd "Lomie" Summers, b. 13 May 1885, d. 1 March 18861

Elizabeth Church, b. January 1832, d. 29 April 19112

Clory (McCulty) Hathaway, b. 1847, d. 19242

William S. "Bill" Church, b. 14 June 1834, d. 17 January 19262

Ray L. Church, b. 23 September 1912, d. 29 May 19282

Francis Hathaway, b. circa 1847, d. 19282

Henry S. Church, b. 26 April 1845, d. 5 March 1929, burial 6 March 19293

Sida H. Hathaway, b. 22 December 1868, d. 1 December 1940, burial 3 December 19402,4

Matilda J. Hathaway, b. 24 November 1872, d. 17 July 1944, burial 18 July 19445,6

Ellis Summers, b. 2 July 1881, d. 17 November 1952, burial 19 November 19527
Last Edited Date=22 Apr 2013

Citations

  1. [S269] Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, gravestone inscriptions, presented by Calhoun County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/calhoun/cemetery/mtzioncem.htm. Information pertaining to Arthur L. Summers.
  2. [S269] Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, gravestone inscriptions, presented by Calhoun County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/calhoun/cemetery/mtzioncem.htm
  3. [S912] Henry Church, Certificate of Death, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953471_0001209.jpg.
  4. [S1764] Sida Hathaway, Certificate of Death, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983557_0000750.jpg.
  5. [S1655] Digital photo of gravestone in Mt. Zion Cemetery, taken by ELA44 (#47344669) on or before 07 January 2011, online http://www.findagrave.com
  6. [S1765] Matilda Hathaway, Certificate of Death, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983557_0000750.jpg.
  7. [S545] Ellis Summers, Certificate of Death, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1984254_0002012.jpg.

Sarah May Collins1,2,3

ID#1693, b. 14 February 1889, d. 22 June 1947
Father: William S. Collins
Mother: Alice Wilhelm

Birth date: 14 February 1889
Birth place: Fairchance, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.4

Sarah married James Alexander Howard, son of Alexander Howard and Elizabeth (unknown), on 14 March 1911 at Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia. J. E. Bird, a Minister of the Gospel, certified that he united them in marriage.3

As of 12 September 1918, Sarah and James lived at Beebe Stage, Miles City, Custer County, Montana.5 Beebe was located on what is now Rt. 59; in those days it was a stage coach stop near Pumpkin Creek. An interesting thread about the stage line that ran from Miles City through Beebe and on to what was eventually called Powderville can be found at Miles City on the Web, specifically at http://milescity.com/forums/posts/view/37892/.6

Sarah died at age 58 on 22 June 1947 in Cameron District, Marshall County, West Virginia. Cause of death was cardiac decompensation due to hypertension.4

Deceased Children of Sarah May Collins and James Alexander Howard:

Last Edited Date=24 Jul 2017

Citations

  1. [S637] Willis W. Howard obituary, The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, West Virginia, 28 December 2009, online http://www.news-register.net
  2. [S1610] Marriage License for James Alexander Howard and Sarah May Collins, Harrison County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4011539_00073.jpg.
  3. [S550] Marriage License for Harold Hanson Howard and Mary Velma Aston, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130891_00464.jpg.
  4. [S1608] Sarah Mae Howard, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983942_0000179.jpg.
  5. [S618] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), James A. Howard data, serial no. 1216.
  6. [S1613] Miles City on the Web, online http://MilesCity.com/, viewed 12 september 2012.

Waverly Evelyn Buchanan1

ID#1699, b. 2 April 1922, d. 2 September 1998
Father: not yet identified.
Mother: not yet identified.

Birth date: 2 April 1922.1
Birth place: unknown.

Commonly known by her middle name, Evelyn.

Waverly died at age 76 on 2 September 1998.2
Last Edited Date=4 Sep 2015

Citations

  1. [S880] Facebook, online http://www.facebook.com, viewed online 02 April 2011.
  2. [S880] Facebook, online http://www.facebook.com, viewed online 04 September 2012.

Scott Levi Suarez1

ID#1703, b. 2 March 1976, d. 7 August 2001
Parents: both still living

Birth date: 2 March 1976
Birth place: Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, Marshall County, West Virginia.1,2

Scott died at age 25 on 7 August 2001 at Adaline, Marshall County, West Virginia.3

A memorial service for Scott was conducted on 10 August 2001 at Anderson Funeral Home, 39 Maple Avenue, Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia.3 Scott's body was interred in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; his name appears on the gravestone as "Son - Scott L. Suarez." The inscription on top of the cube reads, "Feel their kisses in the wind."2

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Click on camera icon(s) to view gravestone photo(s). The gravestone is a four-sided cube with the following engraved on the top, "Feel their kisses in the wind." Use your browser's back button to return here.5
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=6 Apr 2017

Citations

  1. [S862] Interview with LIVING Suarez, by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 27 June 2010.
  2. [S838] Digital photograph of Scott L. Suarez gravestone in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery; photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 17 August 2009.
  3. [S825] Scott Levi Suarez obituary, undated clipping from unidentified newspaper.
  4. [S900] Digital photograph of gravestone in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery; photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 21 June 2009.
  5. [S838] Digital photograph of M. Imogene Stewart Newell and Scott L. Suarez gravestone in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery; photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 17 August 2009.

Sarah Merriner1,2

ID#1707, b. January 1845, d. before 25 January 1929
Father: not yet identified
Mother: not yet identified

Birth date: January 1845
Birth place: Wetzel County, Virginia.3,4

On the death certificate of her son, George, Sarah's surname was spelled "Murner" which I suspect is an incorrect spelling based on the way Merriner is sometimes pronounced.4

Sarah married Daniel Church, son of Samuel Church and Sarah Elizabeth Anderson.2

Sarah died before 25 January 1929.2

Deceased Children of Sarah Merriner and Daniel Church:

Family Line(s):
Church Index
Last Edited Date=19 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S559] Lewis W. Church, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1984376_0000216.jpg.
  2. [S558] Daniel Church, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953472_0000345.jpg.
  3. [S1230] Daniel Church household, 1900 U.S. Census, Wetzel County, West Virginia, Center District, Enumeration District 92, sheet 1B (287 stamped), National Archives micropublication T623_1775.
  4. [S560] George Nelson Church, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983555_0001978.jpg.
  5. [S561] "Gorby Cemetery," original readings by Ethel Briggs typed and submitted by Phyllis Slater, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/cemetery/gorby.htm
  6. [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.

George Nelson Church1

ID#1708, b. 10 October 1872, d. 6 August 1940
Father: Daniel Church
Mother: Sarah Merriner

Birth date: 10 October 1872.2,1
Two other dates have been suggested for George's birth, the first based on his age at death as shown on his death certificate. Subtracting 69 years, 1 month, 27 days from the date of George's death calculates to a birth date of 10 June 1871, which I have not found in any other document. As a result, I consider the 69y/1m/27d to be simply an error. As another alternative, George's reported age of six in the 1880 U.S. census would seem indicative of 1874 as his year of birth, but no other document I have seen supports that idea so it appears that his age was mistakenly reported.3

Birth place: Wetzel County, West Virginia.1

His second marriage was to Cora Thomas 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

George was a carpenter by trade.1,5

George died at age 67 from carcinoma of the stomach on 6 August 1940 at Grapevine Ridge, Marshall County, West Virginia.1 Although George's age at death is shown on his death certificate as 69 years, 1 month, 27 days, the difference between the 10 October 1872 date of birth as shown and his death actually calculates to 67 years, 9 months, 27 days.

According to his death certificate, George was interred on 8 August 1940 in the Gorby Cemetery, Bannen, Marshall County, West Virginia.1 However, 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.6 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. [S560] George Nelson Church, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983555_0001978.jpg.
  2. [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.
  3. [S2419] Daniel Church household, 1880 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Liberty District, Enumeration District 181, page 31C (50 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_1407.
  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. [S558] Daniel Church, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953472_0000345.jpg.
  6. [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.

Lewis Whetzel Church1

ID#1709, b. 20 April 1875, d. 17 May 1955
Father: Daniel Church
Mother: Sarah Merriner

Birth date: 20 April 1875
Birth place: Wetzel County, West Virginia.1,2

Lewis married Josephine McMasters, daughter of Matthew McMasters, on 21 October 1900 at. H. H. Littell certified that he married them at the home of Mathew McMasters (her father.)3

On 6 April 1917, the United States declared war on Germany and officially entered World War I. Every male living within the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 45 was required to register for the draft during one of three separate registration periods. The third registration was held on 12 September 1918 for men aged 18 to 21 and 31 to 45. At age 43, Lewis registered in New Martinsville, Wetzel County, West Virginia, and was described as follows: height 68", medium build, black eyes, black hair.1 He was a self-employed farmer at Silver Hill, Wetzel County, West Virginia, and was living at Box 100, Bellton, West Virginia.1

Lewis died at age 80 from a cerebral hemorrhage due to hypertensive cardiovascular disease due to arteriosclerosis on 17 May 1955 in Marshall County, West Virginia.3 Interred on 20 May 1955 in the Gorby Cemetery, Bannen, Marshall County, West Virginia, his name reportedly appears on the gravestone as "Lewis W. Church." An additional inscription reads, "1875 - 17 May 1955."3,4

Deceased Children of Lewis Whetzel Church and Josephine McMasters:

Family Line(s):
Church Index
Last Edited Date=24 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S618] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Lewis Whetzel Church data, serial no. 669, order no. a814.
  2. [S562] Marriage License for Lewis W. Church and Josephine McMasters, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130834_00053.jpg.
  3. [S559] Lewis W. Church, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1984376_0000216.jpg.
  4. [S561] "Gorby Cemetery," original readings by Ethel Briggs typed and submitted by Phyllis Slater, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/cemetery/gorby.htm. Information pertaining to Lewis W. Church.
  5. [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.
  6. [S1928] Nannie 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 _00145.jpg.
  7. [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.
  8. [S1929] Ethael Church and unnamed male twin, Wetzel County Index and Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file _00145.jpg.