Nellie Belle Church1

ID#10, b. 1 March 1902, d. 6 February 1999
Nellie Belle Church - 1918 - age 16
Father: Eli Church
Mother: Lenora Susan "Nora" Summers

Birth date: 1 March 1902
Birth place: Sycamore, Calhoun County, West Virginia.1

The official Register of Births recorded her middle name as Bell which is presumed to be an error. Nellie spelled it Belle on her application for a social security number.

Photograph of Nellie with her parents and siblings. Date taken: 1913. Location: Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. Parents Eli and Lenora are shown with their first eight children: Anise, Vella, Nellie, Ollie, Elizabeth, Vera, Orrel and Lela. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.2

Photograph of Nellie. Date taken: 1918. Location: unknown. Two different frames were used for the same shot taken of Nellie as a teenager. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.3

Photograph of Nellie with Herbert Kuhn. Date taken: probably 1920. Location: Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.4

Nellie married Herbert Kuhn, son of Adam E. Kuhn and Hattie May Clark, on 19 February 1921 at Wellsburg, Brooke County, West Virginia.5

Photograph of Herbert and Nellie with sons Phil, Dale and Glenn. Date taken: March 1930. Location: Fork Ridge, Marshall County, West Virginia. Information on back of photo was handwritten by Nellie, describing the first spring on their new farm. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.

Photograph of Nellie with Herbert Kuhn. Date taken: July 1947. Location: Fork Ridge, Marshall County, West Virginia. They are standing beside the milkhouse at their dairy farm; a corner of the barn can be seen in the background. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.

She became a widow at age 70 when Herbert died on 10 December 1972.6,7

Nellie died at age 96 on 6 February 1999 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, Marshall County, West Virginia.8,9

An obituary was published on 7 February 1999 in the Sunday News-Register, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.10 The following is a transcription of that obituary:

"KUHN, Nellie B. Church, 96, of Glen Easton, died Feb. 6, 1999 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale. She was a member of Fork Ridge Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eli and Lenora Summers Church; her husband, Herbert S. Kuhn; son, Dale Kuhn; three brothers and six sisters. She is survived by two sons, Philip L. and Donald G. Kuhn of Glen Easton; daughter Mrs. Ralph (Nancy) Logsdon of Glen Easton; 12 grandchildren; several great- and great-great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Friends received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment at Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery Fund"

[original spelling and punctuation retained]



A memorial service for Nellie was conducted on 9 February 1999 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia, with Rev. Kenneth Ullom officiating.8 Following a graveside service by Rev. Kenneth Ullom, Nellie's body was interred on 9 February 1999 in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Nellie B. Kuhn." The inscription reads, "Mother."11,8

Click on camera icon(s) to view photo(s) of gravestone, then use your browser's back button to return here.12

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1910Pup Run Road, Roane County, West VirginiaNellie B. Church, female, age 8, daughter, single, born in West Virginia, did not attend school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 15 April 1910)13
1920Moundsville, Marshall County, West VirginiaNellie Belle Church, female, age 17, daughter, single, born in West Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 January 1920)14
1930Marshall County, West VirginiaNellie B. Kuhn, female, age 21, wife, married, age 19 at first marriage, born in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)15

Deceased Children of Nellie Belle Church and Herbert Samuel Kuhn:

Family Line(s):
Church Index
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=6 Apr 2017

Citations

  1. [S297] Nellie Bell Church, Calhoun County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 808278_00249.jpg.
  2. [S68] Photograph of family of Eli and Lenora Church taken 1913. From collection owned by Lela (Church) Leach, inherited by her son, Robert H. Leach. Digital scan of original photo made by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  3. [S336] Photograph of Nellie B. Kuhn taken 1918. From collection owned by Nellie (Church) Kuhn, inherited by her daughter, Nancy (Kuhn) Logsdon. Digital scan of original photo made in 2006 by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  4. [S336] Photograph of Herbert Kuhn and Nellie Church taken 1916. From collection owned by Nellie (Church) Kuhn, inherited by her daughter, Nancy (Kuhn) Logsdon. Digital scan of original photo made in 2006 by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  5. [S541] Marriage License for Herbert Kuhn and Nellie Church, Brooke County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 00637.jpg.
  6. [S7] Funeral memorial card, (Moundsville, West Virginia: Lutes Funeral Home), Herbert Samuel Kuhn, 13 December 1972 service.
  7. [S9] Personal knowledge of Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, granddaughter.
  8. [S19] Funeral memorial card, (Moundsville, West Virginia: Altmeyer Funeral Home), Nellie B. Kuhn, 09 February 1999 service.
  9. [S103] Nellie B. Kuhn, Social Security Death Index, compiled by Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  10. [S501] Nellie B. Church Kuhn obituary, Sunday News-Register, Wheeling, West Virginia, 07 February 1999, page 4.
  11. [S71] Herbert S. and Nellie B. Kuhn gravestone, Fork Ridge Christian Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 1983.
  12. [S315] Digital photograph of Herbert S. and Nellie B. Kuhn 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.
  13. [S502] Eli Church household, 1910 U.S. Census, Roane County, West Virginia, Spencer District, Enumeration District 90, sheet 4B, National Archives micropublication T624_1696.
  14. [S507] Eli Church household, 1920 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington Township, Enumeration District 64, sheet 6B, National Archives micropublication T625_1953.
  15. [S242] Herbert S. Kuhn household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Magisterial District, Enumeration District 26-2, sheet 6B, National Archives micropublication T626_2543.
  16. [S465] Marriage License for Dale Kuhn and Gladys Aston, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130847_00545.jpg.
  17. [S16] Donald Glen Kuhn entry, Marshall County Index To Birth Records citing volume 5, page 258.