John Edgar "Johnny" Aston1

ID#151, b. 16 January 1935, d. 10 February 2010
Father: Joseph M. "Joe" Aston
Mother: Mary Gertrude Ryan

Birth date: 16 January 1935
Birth place: Bear Ridge (off Fork Ridge), Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.1 Like his siblings, he was born at home.2

John died at age 75 on 10 February 2010 at Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, California.3

An obituary was published on 4 March 2010 in the Ft. Bragg Advocate-News, Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, California.3

Deceased Child of John Edgar "Johnny" Aston and an unidentified or still living spouse:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=29 Jan 2016

Citations

  1. [S716] Marriage License for John Edgar Aston and Diane Berry Lang, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130892_00124.jpg.
  2. [S229] Interview with Mary "Peggy" (Aston) Kuhn by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 08 September 2001.
  3. [S2059] United States Obituary Collection, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc), John Edgar Aston data.

Harry Sherwood "Buster" Aston1

ID#152, b. 8 September 1940, d. 8 April 1990
Father: Joseph M. "Joe" Aston
Mother: Mary Gertrude Ryan

Birth date: 8 September 1940
Birth place: Bear Ridge (off Fork Ridge), Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia, Although Harry's marriage record indicates that he was born at Glen Easton, his older sister told me that all of her siblings were born at home on Bear Ridge, which was a rural route delivery out of the Glen Easton post office.1 Like his siblings, he was born at home.2

Harry died at age 49 on 8 April 1990 in Marshall County, West Virginia.3
Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=29 Jan 2016

Citations

  1. [S714] Marriage License for Harry Sherwood Aston and Mary Margaret Yoho, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130892z_00125.jpg.
  2. [S229] Interview with Mary "Peggy" (Aston) Kuhn by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 08 September 2001.
  3. [S899] Harry S. Aston, Social Security Death Index, compiled by Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/DB.aspx?dbid=3693, supports month and year of death.

Donald Ray "Don" Aston

ID#154, b. 2 February 1931, d. 5 May 2015
Father: Joseph M. "Joe" Aston
Mother: Mary Gertrude Ryan

Birth date: 2 February 1931
Birth place: Bear Ridge (off Fork Ridge), Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.1,2 Like his siblings, he was born at home.1

Donald was employed for 36 years as an electrician by Packard Electric before retiring in 1988.2

On 5 May 2015 at age 84, Donald died at home (Champion, Trumbull County, Ohio.)3,2

An online obituary was published by the Carl W. Hall Funeral Service, Inc. Carl W. Hall Funeral Service, Inc., 533 North Park Avenue, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio.2 The following is a transcription of that obituary:

"Donald R. Aston
February 2, 1931 - May 5, 2015
Resided in Champion, OH


Donald R. Aston, 84, of Champion, OH passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at his home. He was born February 2, 1931 in Glen Easton, WV, the son of the late Joseph M. and Mary (Ryan) Aston.

He retired in 1988 from Packard Electric after 36 years of service as an electrician. Don was a veteran of the United States Army. During Don's younger days he enjoyed riding motorcycles and was an avid hunter all of his life. He loved spending time with his family at his hunting camp in West Virginia. Don was a member of the Trumbull County Rod and Gun Club, NRA and a member of the Mecca Moose.

Don is survived by his wife, Kay Aston of Champion, OH, whom he married on September 29, 1962; two daughters, Barbara Aston of Albany, NY and Lisa Popescu of Bristolville, OH; a son, Charles (Melany) Aston of Champion, OH; sisters, Annie, Mary, Emma. Maxine and Patty; brothers, Thomas, Joseph, Isaac and Paul; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Judy; brothers, Henry, Johnny and Harry; and great granddaughter, Alyssa Wynn.

Per Don's request no services will be held. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are being handled by Carl W. Hall Funeral Home. Don's obituary may be viewed and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.carlwhall.com.

The family requests that material contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley 5190 Market Street Youngstown, Ohio 44512, in his memory"


[original spelling and punctuation retained]

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=15 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S229] Interview with Mary "Peggy" (Aston) Kuhn by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 08 September 2001.
  2. [S2061] Donald R. Aston obituary, presented by Carl W. Hall Funeral Service, Inc., Warren, Ohio, online http://www.carlwhall.com/obituary/Donald-R.-Aston/…
  3. [S2060] United States Obituary Collection, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Donald Ray Aston data.

Thomas Glen "Cy" Aston

ID#156, b. 17 November 1927, d. 29 June 2015
Father: Joseph M. "Joe" Aston
Mother: Mary Gertrude Ryan

Birth date: 17 November 1927
Birth place: Bear Ridge (off Fork Ridge), Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.1 Like his siblings, he was born at home.2

Thomas married Eva Mae Harris, daughter of Charles McClure Harris and Dessie Charlotte "Dess" Aston.1

Thomas died at age 87 on 29 June 2015 at Liza's Place Valley Hospice Care, 308 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.

An online obituary was published on 1 July 2015 by the Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory.1 The following is a transcription of that obituary:

"Thomas Glen "Cy" Aston
November 17, 1927 - July 29, 2015

Thomas "Cy" Glen Aston, 87, of Moundsville, WV passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at Liza's Place, Wheeling WV.

He was born November 17, 1927, in Glen Easton, WV, the son of the late Joseph M. and Gertrude (Ryan) Aston.

He was a retired laborer for Triangle Conduit in Glen Dale WV, a member of the Fork Ridge Christian Church, and a US Army Korean War Veteran, who loved to farm.

In Addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Eva M. (Harris) Aston (2002); son, Lyle G. Aston, daughter, Sue Ella Chambers, four brothers, Harry S, Johnny, Don and Henry Aston and a sister, Judy Kay Aston.

Thomas is survived by his son, Van (Vicki) Aston of Glen Easton; five sisters, Peg Kuhn of Cameron WV, Maxine Burkey of Pleasant Valley WV, Emma Davis of Warren, OH, Annie (Mike) Emerson of Goose Creek SC and Patty (Wayne) Myers of Glen Easton; three brothers, Paul "Jack" (Susan) Aston of Nauvoo Ridge, Buck Aston of Shadyside, OH and Isaac Raymond (Evelyn) Aston of Warren; eight grandchildren, Misty Tolzda of Woodsfield, OH, Brenda Mason of Bethlehem, WV, Jeni (Rob) Morris of Moundsville, Samantha Paith of Bear Lake, PA, Amber (Albert) Edwards of GA, Erica Aston of Columbus, OH, Brant Aston of Pennsacola, FL and Ian Aston of Glen Dale, WV; three great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; son-in-law, Dave Chambers of GA and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Thursday, July 2, 2015 from 6-8:30 pm and again on Friday, July 3, 2015 from noon until the time of service at 1pm, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby Vance Chapels, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, with Pastor Ron Williams officiating.

Interment will follow at Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, Moundsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the The Alzheimers Association WV Chapter, 1601 2nd Street, Charleston, WV 25387.

Offer condolences online at www.altmeyer.com"


[original spelling and punctuation retained]



A memorial service for Thomas was conducted on 3 July 2015 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. Thomas's body was interred on 3 July 2015 in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; his name appears on the gravestone as "Thomas G. Aston."

Click on camera icon(s) to view photo(s) of gravestone, then use your browser's back button to return here.3

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1930Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaF. Glen Aston, male, age 2-4/12, son, single, born in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)4

Deceased Children of Thomas Glen "Cy" Aston and Eva Mae Harris:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=14 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. [S2058] Thomas Glen "Cy" Aston obituary, presented by Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, Moundsville, West Virginia, online http://www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com
  2. [S229] Interview with Mary "Peggy" (Aston) Kuhn by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 08 September 2001.
  3. [S315] Digital photograph of Thomas G. and Eva M. Aston gravestone in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery (Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia); photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 04 October 2005.
  4. [S246] Joseph M. Aston household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Magisterial District, Enumeration District 26-2, sheet 6A (30 stamped), National Archives micropublication T626_2543.

Eva Mae Harris

ID#157, b. 29 April 1922, d. 2 October 2002
Father: Charles McClure Harris
Mother: Dessie Charlotte "Dess" Aston

Birth date: 29 April 1922
Birth place: Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.1,2

She lived at R.D. 1, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia, with her parents, Charles and Dessie Harris, and her sister, Louise. The family farm was located on Brushy Ridge (off Fork Ridge.)3

She was only 10 years old when her father died on 15 June 1932.4,3,5

Eva married Thomas Glen "Cy" Aston, son of Joseph M. "Joe" Aston and Mary Gertrude Ryan.6

On 2 October 2002 at age 80, Eva died at home (Brushy Ridge, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.)2,7

A memorial service for Eva was conducted on 4 October 2002 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia, with at the officiating.8 Following a graveside service, Eva's body was interred on 4 October 2002 in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Eva M. Aston."2,8

Click on camera icon(s) to view photo(s) of gravestone, then use your browser's back button to return here.9

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1930Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaEva M. Harris, female, age 7, daughter, single, born in West Virginia, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)10

Deceased Children of Eva Mae Harris and Thomas Glen "Cy" Aston:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=18 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. [S649] Eva M. Aston, Social Security Death Index, compiled by Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/DB.aspx?dbid=3693, supports full date of birth.
  2. [S117] Eva M. Aston obituary, Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, West Virginia, 03 October 2002, page 2.
  3. [S428] Charles M. Harris, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953684_0002018.jpg.
  4. [S427] Charles M. Harris, Marshall County Indexed Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4130823_00090.jpg.
  5. [S789] Charles M. Harris obituary, undated clipping from unidentified newspaper.
  6. [S2058] Thomas Glen "Cy" Aston obituary, presented by Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, Moundsville, West Virginia, online http://www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com
  7. [S649] Eva M. Aston, Social Security Death Index, compiled by Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/DB.aspx?dbid=3693, supports full date of death.
  8. [S9] Personal knowledge of Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  9. [S315] Digital photograph of Thomas G. and Eva M. Aston gravestone in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery (Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia); photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 04 October 2005.
  10. [S243] Charles M. Harris household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Magisterial District, Enumeration District 26-2, sheet 6B, National Archives micropublication T626_2543.

James Aston

ID#166, b. 2 April 1831, d. 26 September 1904
James Aston
Father: Owen J. Aston
Mother: Mary Creighten

Birth date: 2 April 1831.1,2
Birth place: Ohio County, Virginia. As many records show that James was born in Marshall County, he was obviously born in the southern part of Ohio County from which Marshall County would be formed in 1835.3,2

Photograph of James. Date taken: unknown. Location: Plummer's, 1138 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia. Click on camera to view full (or larger) image than the one shown here, then use your browser's back button to return to this page.4

As of February 1858, James was a cooper, meaning he made or repaired wooden vessels with staves and hoops, e.g. barrels, casks or tubs.3

James married Rachel Job Anderson, daughter of Jesse Anderson and Angeline (unknown), on 10 February 1858 in Marshall County, Virginia. David Anguish certified that he united them in marriage.3

James died at age 73 from a ruptured cerebral artery on 26 September 1904 at Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.5

The date of death recorded on James' gravestone is 24 September 1904. Interestingly, it is recorded in the Death Register that the "duration of disease" was two days, the difference between the day recorded officially and the day that appears on his gravestone.2

An obituary was published in the Moundsville Echo. I was told that it was published on 30 September 1904, but this would be after the burial date so I believe that may be incorrect - the obituary reads as if the funeral and burial will be in the future.6 The following is a transcription of that obituary:

"ASTON, JAMES-Of Fork Ridge, Marshall Co, WV, has died. He was 73 years old. He leaves three grown children. His wife died three years ago. Funeral will be held at his residence. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery"

[original spelling and punctuation retained]

James's body was interred on 27 September 1904 in the Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Fork Ridge Road, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia; his name appears on the gravestone as "James Aston."2

Click on camera icon(s) to view photo(s) of gravestone, then use your browser's back button to return here.7

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1840Western District of Virginia, Marshall County, VirginiaBelieved to be included in the household of Owen J. Aston (his father) as the male age "age 5 to 9."
(Official Census Date: 01 June 1840)8
For years 1850 through 1870:  Real estate = land and buildings.
Personal estate = non-land property such as household goods, furnishings, and livestock.
1860Marshall County, VirginiaJames Aston, male, age 27, born in Va, a farmer, no real estate value, personal estate value $300
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)9
1870Cameron Township, Marshall County, West VirginiaJames Axton, male, age 39, born in West Virga, a farmer, no real estate value, personal estate value $2,000
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)10
1880Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaJames Aston, male, age 49, head, married, born in W.Va, a farmer
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)11
1900Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaJames Aston, male, age 69, head, married 42 years, born Apr 1831 in (West) Virginia, a farmer with no months unemployed
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)12

Deceased Children of James Aston and Rachel Job Anderson:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=14 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S475] Marriage License for James Aston and Rachel Anderson, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00292.jpg, Marshall County was formed from the southern part of Ohio County in 1835.
  2. [S26] James and Rachel J. Aston gravestone, Oak Grove United Methodist Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 1983.
  3. [S475] Marriage License for James Aston and Rachel Anderson, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00292.jpg.
  4. [S170] Photograph of James Aston. From antique photograph album with handwritten inscription, "Presented to Della (McGary) Aston 1888 by J. L. Hood." Inherited by Della's daughter, Dessie (Aston) Harris, who passed it on to her own granddaughter, Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton. Digital scan of original photo made by Dalton, present owner of the album.
  5. [S741] James Aston, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00481.jpg.
  6. [S74] LIVING Emerson, "James Aston Obit," e-mail to Jo Ellen Dalton, 02 April 2000.
  7. [S451] Digital photograph of James and Rachel J. Aston gravestone in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery; photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 04 October 2005.
  8. [S1247] Owen J. Aston household, 1840 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Western District, page 265 stamped, National Archives micropublication M704_568.
  9. [S1098] James Aston household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Moundsville Post Office, page 121, National Archives micropublication M653_1360.
  10. [S1188] James Axton household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Township, Glen Easton Post Office, page 28, National Archives micropublication M593_1693.
  11. [S1320] James Aston household, 1880 U. S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 188, page 4C (66 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_1407.
  12. [S24] James Aston household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 11A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  13. [S443] Ann R. Aston, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4132552_00247.jpg.

Rachel Job Anderson1

ID#167, b. 25 December 1838, d. 31 October 1900
Rachel J. (Anderson) Aston
Father: Jesse Anderson
Mother: Angeline (unknown)

Birth date: 25 December 1838
Birth place: (West) Virginia.2,3

Photograph of Rachel. Date taken: unknown. Location: Plummer's, 1138 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia. Click on camera to view full (or larger) image than the one shown here, then use your browser's back button to return to this page.4

Photograph of Rachel with Maggie Allen. Date taken: unknown. Location: unknown. I have a working theory that these two women are sisters, but have yet to confirm that. See my blog post about Anderson Photos for more details about my theory. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.5

Rachel married James Aston, son of Owen J. Aston and Mary Creighten, on 10 February 1858 in Marshall County, Virginia. David Anguish certified that he united them in marriage.6

Rachel died at age 61 on 31 October 1900.2 Rachel's body was interred in the Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Fork Ridge Road, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Rachel J. Aston."2,7

Click on camera icon(s) to view photo(s) of gravestone, then use your browser's back button to return here.8

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1860Marshall County, VirginiaRachel J. Aston, female, age 20, born in Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)9
1870Cameron Township, Marshall County, West VirginiaRachel Axton, female, age 31, born in West Virga, keeping house
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)10
1880Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaRachael Aston, female, age 41, wife, married, born in W.Va, keeping house
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)11
1900Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaRachel J. Aston, female, age 61, wife, married 42 years, born Dec 1838 in (West) Virginia, 3 of 3 children still living
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)3

Deceased Children of Rachel Job Anderson and James Aston:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=5 Jul 2015

Citations

  1. [S475] Marriage License for James Aston and Rachel Anderson, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00292.jpg, confirms first name and surname.
  2. [S26] James and Rachel J. Aston gravestone, Oak Grove United Methodist Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 1983.
  3. [S24] James Aston household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 11A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  4. [S170] Photograph of Rachel J. (Anderson) Aston. From antique photograph album with handwritten inscription, "Presented to Della (McGary) Aston 1888 by J. L. Hood." Inherited by Della's daughter, Dessie (Aston) Harris, who passed it on to her own granddaughter, Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton. Digital scan of original photo made by Dalton, present owner of the album.
  5. [S170] Photograph of Maggie Allen and Rachel Anderson. From antique photograph album with handwritten inscription, "Presented to Della (McGary) Aston 1888 by J. L. Hood." Inherited by Della's daughter, Dessie (Aston) Harris, who passed it on to her own granddaughter, Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton. Digital scan of original photo made by Dalton, present owner of the album.
  6. [S475] Marriage License for James Aston and Rachel Anderson, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00292.jpg.
  7. [S90] Digital photograph of James and Rachel J. Aston gravestone in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery; photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 26 May 2003.
  8. [S451] Digital photograph of James and Rachel J. Aston gravestone in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery; photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 04 October 2005.
  9. [S1098] James Aston household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Moundsville Post Office, page 121, National Archives micropublication M653_1360.
  10. [S1188] James Axton household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Township, Glen Easton Post Office, page 28, National Archives micropublication M593_1693.
  11. [S1320] James Aston household, 1880 U. S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 188, page 4C (66 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_1407.
  12. [S443] Ann R. Aston, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4132552_00247.jpg.

William Henry Aston

ID#168, b. 17 September 1865
William Henry Aston
Father: James Aston
Mother: Rachel Job Anderson

Birth date: 17 September 1865
Birth place: Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia.1

Photograph of William. Date taken: unknown. Location: unknown. Click on camera to view full (or larger) image than the one shown here, then use your browser's back button to return to this page.2

William married Alma McGary, daughter of Arthur McGary and Louisa Perkins, circa 1895 (possibly 03 October 1895 per Ancestry.com family trees.)3

As of 23 September 1898 when his daughter, Blanche, was born, William was a farmer.4

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1870Cameron Township, Marshall County, West VirginiaWilliam Axton, male, age 5, born in West Virga
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)5
1880Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaWilliam Aston, male, age 14, son, single, born in W.Va, a farmer
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)6
1900Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaWilliam Aston, male, age 34, son, married 4 years, born Oct 1865 in West Virginia, a farmer with no months unemployed
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)7
1930Rose Township, Carroll County, OhioWm. Aston, male, age 65, head, married, age 29 at first marriage, born in West Virginia, a farmer, not a veteran
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)8

Deceased Children of William Henry Aston and Alma McGary:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=18 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S441] William H. Aston, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4132552_00273.jpg.
  2. [S170] Photograph of William Henry Aston. From antique photograph album with handwritten inscription, "Presented to Della (McGary) Aston 1888 by J. L. Hood." Inherited by Della's daughter, Dessie (Aston) Harris, who passed it on to her own granddaughter, Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton. Digital scan of original photo made by Dalton, present owner of the album.
  3. [S629] Wm. Aston household, 1930 U.S. Census, Carroll County, Ohio, Rose Township, Enumeration District 10-20, sheet 1B, National Archives micropublication T626_1752, Wm. Aston household, population schedule, ED 10-20, sheet 1B, dwelling 20, family 20.
  4. [S436] Blanche N. Aston, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00165.jpg.
  5. [S1188] James Axton household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Township, Glen Easton Post Office, page 28, National Archives micropublication M593_1693.
  6. [S1320] James Aston household, 1880 U. S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 188, page 4C (66 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_1407.
  7. [S24] James Aston household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 11A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  8. [S629] Wm. Aston household, 1930 U.S. Census, Carroll County, Ohio, Rose Township, Enumeration District 10-20, sheet 1B, National Archives micropublication T626_1752.
  9. [S433] David W. Aston, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00210.jpg.
  10. [S360] Ohio Deaths, 1908-1944 and 1958-2002, Ancestry.com, online http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/ (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com), Charles J. Thomas data, certificate 071382.
  11. [S359] William Aston household, 1920 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 45, sheet 8B, National Archives micropublication T625_1952.

Alma McGary1

ID#169, b. 4 April 1874
Alma McGary
Father: Arthur McGary
Mother: Louisa Perkins

Birth date: 4 April 1874
Birth place: Marshall County, West Virginia.2

Photograph of Alma. Date taken: unknown. Location: unknown. Click on camera to view full (or larger) image than the one shown here, then use your browser's back button to return to this page.3

Alma married William Henry Aston, son of James Aston and Rachel Job Anderson, circa 1895 (possibly 03 October 1895 per Ancestry.com family trees.)4

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1880Clay Township, Marshall County, West VirginiaAlma McGarey, female, age 6, daughter, single, born in Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)5
1900Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaAlma Aston, female, age 26, d-in-law, married 4 years, born Apr 1875 in West Virginia, 2 of 2 children living
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)6
1930Rose Township, Carroll County, OhioA. M. Aston, female, age 56, wife of head, married, age 21 at first marriage, born in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)7

Deceased Children of Alma McGary and William Henry Aston:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=13 Aug 2014

Citations

  1. [S876] Charles Thomas Aston, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00408.jpg.
  2. [S1016] Alma McGary, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4132552_00342.jpg.
  3. [S170] Photograph of Alma McGary. From antique photograph album with handwritten inscription, "Presented to Della (McGary) Aston 1888 by J. L. Hood." Inherited by Della's daughter, Dessie (Aston) Harris, who passed it on to her own granddaughter, Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton. Digital scan of original photo made by Dalton, present owner of the album.
  4. [S629] Wm. Aston household, 1930 U.S. Census, Carroll County, Ohio, Rose Township, Enumeration District 10-20, sheet 1B, National Archives micropublication T626_1752, Wm. Aston household, population schedule, ED 10-20, sheet 1B, dwelling 20, family 20.
  5. [S135] Arthur McGarey household, 1880 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Clay District, Enumeration District 189, page 25A (95 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_1407.
  6. [S24] James Aston household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 11A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  7. [S629] Wm. Aston household, 1930 U.S. Census, Carroll County, Ohio, Rose Township, Enumeration District 10-20, sheet 1B, National Archives micropublication T626_1752.
  8. [S436] Blanche N. Aston, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00165.jpg.
  9. [S433] David W. Aston, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00210.jpg.
  10. [S360] Ohio Deaths, 1908-1944 and 1958-2002, Ancestry.com, online http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/ (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com), Charles J. Thomas data, certificate 071382.
  11. [S359] William Aston household, 1920 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 45, sheet 8B, National Archives micropublication T625_1952.

James Arthur Aston1,2

ID#170, b. 2 September 1896, d. February 1965
Father: William Henry Aston
Mother: Alma McGary

Birth date: 2 September 1896
Birth place: Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.1,3

Commonly known by his middle name, Arthur.4,5

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 second registration was held 5 June 1918 for men who had turned 21 years of age since the first registration a year earlier. At age 21, James registered in Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia, and was described as follows: gray eyes and dark brown hair.3 His residence at the time was R.F.D. 2, Glen Easton.3

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 45 (incorrectly recorded as 46 on the card), James registered at Rose Township, Carroll County, Ohio, and was described as follows: 6 ft. tall and weighing 160 pounds with gray eyes, black hair and a ruddy complexion.6

At the time of the WWII draft registration, James' residence was 6 miles north of Sherrodsville, Ohio, with a mailing address of R.D. #1, Sherrodsville.6

James died at age 68 in February 1965.7

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1900Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaJames A. Aston, male, age 3, grandson, single, born Sept 1896 in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)8
1930Rose Township, Carroll County, OhioArthur Aston, male, age 33, son, single, born in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)5
Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=18 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S438] James A. Aston, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00139.jpg.
  2. [S313] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc.), James Arthur Aston.
  3. [S313] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc.), James Arthur Aston data, serial no. 126, registsration no. 126.
  4. [S359] William Aston household, 1920 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 45, sheet 8B, National Archives micropublication T625_1952.
  5. [S629] Wm. Aston household, 1930 U.S. Census, Carroll County, Ohio, Rose Township, Enumeration District 10-20, sheet 1B, National Archives micropublication T626_1752.
  6. [S863] U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), James Arthur Aston data, serial no. U1685.
  7. [S899] James Aston, Social Security Death Index, compiled by Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/DB.aspx?dbid=3693, shows month and year of death.
  8. [S24] James Aston household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 11A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.

Blanche N. Aston1

ID#171, b. 23 September 1898
Father: William Henry Aston
Mother: Alma McGary

Birth date: 23 September 1898
Birth place: Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.1

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1900Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaBlanche L. Aston, female, age 1, grandaughter, single, born Sept 1898 in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)2
Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=10 Apr 2012

Citations

  1. [S436] Blanche N. Aston, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00165.jpg.
  2. [S24] James Aston household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 11A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.

George R. Aston1

ID#172, b. 17 December 1900
Father: William Henry Aston
Mother: Alma McGary

Birth date: 17 December 1900
Birth place: Marshall County, West Virginia.1

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1930Rose Township, Carroll County, OhioGeorge Aston, male, age 29, son, single, born in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)2
Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=3 Apr 2012

Citations

  1. [S435] George R. Aston, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00187.jpg.
  2. [S629] Wm. Aston household, 1930 U.S. Census, Carroll County, Ohio, Rose Township, Enumeration District 10-20, sheet 1B, National Archives micropublication T626_1752.

David W. Aston1

ID#173, b. 10 October 1903, d. 28 April 1905
Father: William Henry Aston
Mother: Alma McGary

Birth date: 10 October 1903
Birth place: Bear Ridge (off Fork Ridge), Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.1

David died at age 1 on 28 April 1905.2 David's body was interred in the Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Fork Ridge Road, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia; his name appears on the gravestone as "David W. Aston."2

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Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=5 Jul 2015

Citations

  1. [S433] David W. Aston, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00210.jpg.
  2. [S90] Digital photograph of David W. Aston gravestone in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery; photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 26 May 2003.

Charles Thomas Aston1

ID#174, b. 25 September 1907, d. 3 September 1994
Father: William Henry Aston
Mother: Alma McGary

Birth date: 25 September 1907
Birth place: Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.1

Charles was employed as a postal clerk by the U.S. Postal Service.2

Charles died at age 86 on 3 September 1994 in Harrison County, Ohio.3,2

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1930Rose Township, Carroll County, OhioCharles Aston, male, age 22, son, single, born in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)4
Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=15 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S876] Charles Thomas Aston, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00408.jpg.
  2. [S360] Ohio Deaths, 1908-1944 and 1958-2002, Ancestry.com, online http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/ (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com), Charles J. Thomas data, certificate 071382.
  3. [S899] Charles T. Aston, Social Security Death Index, compiled by Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/DB.aspx?dbid=3693
  4. [S629] Wm. Aston household, 1930 U.S. Census, Carroll County, Ohio, Rose Township, Enumeration District 10-20, sheet 1B, National Archives micropublication T626_1752.

Clarence W. Aston

ID#175, b. circa 1914
Father: William Henry Aston
Mother: Alma McGary

Birth date: circa 1914
Birth place: West Virginia.1

May have been commonly known as C. W. per the 1930 Federal census.2

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1930Rose Township, Carroll County, OhioC. W. Aston, male, age 15, son, single, born in West Virginia, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)2
Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=16 Apr 2012

Citations

  1. [S359] William Aston household, 1920 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 45, sheet 8B, National Archives micropublication T625_1952.
  2. [S629] Wm. Aston household, 1930 U.S. Census, Carroll County, Ohio, Rose Township, Enumeration District 10-20, sheet 1B, National Archives micropublication T626_1752.

Jesse Anderson

ID#176
Father: not yet identified
Mother: not yet identified

Birth date: unknown
Birth place: Maryland.1

Jesse married Angeline (unknown).

Deceased Child of Jesse Anderson and Angeline (unknown):

Last Edited Date=20 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S24] James Aston household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 11A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  2. [S475] Marriage License for James Aston and Rachel Anderson, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00292.jpg, identifies bride's parents as Jesse and Angeline Anderson.

Angeline (unknown)

ID#177
Father: not yet identified
Mother: not yet identified

Birth date: unknown
Birth place: Maryland.1

Angeline married Jesse Anderson.

Deceased Child of Angeline (unknown) and Jesse Anderson:

Last Edited Date=20 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S24] James Aston household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 11A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  2. [S475] Marriage License for James Aston and Rachel Anderson, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00292.jpg, identifies bride's parents as Jesse and Angeline Anderson.

Mary Idella Marshall

ID#178, b. 1919, d. 1953
Father: Spencer Lee Marshall
Mother: Ethel May Aston

Birth date: 1919.1
Birth place: unknown.

Mary died in 1953.1 Mary's body was interred in the Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Fork Ridge Road, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Mary Idella Marshall." The inscription reads, "Ethel M. Marshall (mother) and Mary Idella Marshall (daughter)."1
Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=8 Jul 2015

Citations

  1. [S26] Mary Idella Marshall gravestone, Oak Grove United Methodist Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 1983.

William Amos

ID#179, b. March 1880
Father: not yet identified
Mother: not yet identified

Birth date: March 1880
Birth place: West Virginia.1

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1900Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaWilliam Amos, male, age 20, servant, single, born Mar 1880 in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)1
Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=21 Nov 2011

Citations

  1. [S24] James Aston household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 11A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.

Judy Kay Aston

ID#180, b. 8 October 1946, d. 27 November 1965
Father: Joseph M. "Joe" Aston
Mother: Mary Gertrude Ryan

Birth date: 8 October 1946
Birth place: Bear Ridge (off Fork Ridge), Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.1,2 Like her siblings, she was born at home.2

Judy died at age 19 from Down's Syndrome on 27 November 1965 in Marshall County, West Virginia.1,3 Judy's body was interred in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Judy K. Aston." The inscription reads, "From the branch of life, three leaves have fallen." There is one gravestone for Judy and her parents, Joseph and Mary Aston.1

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Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=6 Apr 2017

Citations

  1. [S71] Joseph M., Mary G. and Judy K. Aston gravestone, Fork Ridge Christian Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 1983.
  2. [S229] Interview with Mary "Peggy" (Aston) Kuhn by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 08 September 2001.
  3. [S1353] West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Judy Kay Aston data, FHL film no. 1992145.
  4. [S315] Digital photograph of Joseph M., Mary G. and Judy K. Aston gravestone in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery (Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia); photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 04 October 2005.