Hattie May Clark1

ID#19, b. 8 May 1879, d. 24 July 1958
Hattie May (Clark) Kuhn
Father: Samuel E. Clark
Mother: Margaret A. Shimp

Birth date: 8 May 1879 This date is believed to be the correct one as it comes from her birth record.2 Interestingly, there are multiple records that indicate Hattie was born in July, although the year varies. Per the 1880 U.S. Federal Census, she was born in July and was 10 months old as of 01 June 1880.34 As a further complication, another source reported that Hattie was born in July 1878.5
Birth place: Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.2

On 18 January 1898 in Marshall County, West Virginia, Hattie applied for a marriage license with Adam Kuhn, son of Nikolaus Kuhn and Mary Schon. Information for the license was given by her father, Samuel Clark. The authorization to marry was signed on the same date by E. M. Lewis, Clerk of the County Court.1

Hattie and Adam were married on 18 January 1898 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia, Per family tradition, Adam's marriage to a Protestant woman resulted in his expulsion from the Roman Catholic Church.6

Photograph of Hattie with her children. Date taken: unknown. Location: probably their home in Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.7

On 24 July 1958 at age 79, Hattie died at home (Highland Avenue, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia). The cause of death shown on her death certificate was "carcinoma primary left lung."4 Hattie's body was interred on 27 July 1958 in the Mt. Rose Cemetery, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Hattie Kuhn."4

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
1880Moundsville, Marshall County, West VirginiaHattie M. Clarke, female, age 10/12, daughter, single, born in W Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)3
1900Moundsville, Marshall County, West VirginiaHattie Kuhn, female, age 21, wife, married 2 years, born July 1878 in West Virginia, 1 child born and living. Interestingly, Hattie was also recorded as a single daughter living next door at 1208 Fourth Street with her parents - even though she and Adam had been married for two years and had one child!
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)9
1900Moundsville, Marshall County, West VirginiaHattie Clark, female, age 21, daughter, single, born Jul 1878 in (West) Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)5
1910Marshall County, West VirginiaHattie Kuhn, female, age 30, wife, married 12 years, born in West Virginia, 4 children born and still living
(Official U.S. Census Date: 15 April 1910)10
1920Marshall County, West VirginiaHattie Kuhn, female, age 39, head, widowed, born in West Va, no occupation
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 January 1920)11

Deceased Children of Hattie May Clark and Adam E. Kuhn:

Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=20 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. [S456] Marriage License for Adam Kuhn and Hattie May Clark, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130833_00038.jpg.
  2. [S1208] Hattie M. Clark, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4132552_00364.jpg.
  3. [S1225] Samuel Clarke household, 1880 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Moundsville, Enumeration District 192, page 21A (142 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_1407.
  4. [S1134] Hattie May Kuhn, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 2074143_0000006.jpg.
  5. [S1136] Samuel Clark household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington District, city of Moundsville, Enumeration District 78, sheet 14B, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  6. [S20] Interview with Nellie (Church) Kuhn, by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 1983.
  7. [S336] Photograph of Hattie (Clark) Kuhn and her children. 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.
  8. [S1133] Digital photo of Adam and Hattie Kuhn gravestone in Mt. Rose Cemetery, taken by Willy Nelson (WillynWV) on 16 December 2009, online http://www.flickr.com/photos/willynwv/4192258723/in/…. Permission to use on this site granted by Nelson on 24 June 2011.
  9. [S21] Adam Kuhn household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington District, city of Moundsville, Enumeration District 78, sheet 14B, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  10. [S320] Adam E. Kuhn household, 1910 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington District, Enumeration District 92, sheets 7B and 8A, National Archives micropublication T624_1688.
  11. [S334] Hattie Kuhn household, 1920 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington Magisterial District, Enumeration District 62, sheet 5A (152 stamped), National Archives micropublication T625_1953.