Goldie Ethel Kerns1

ID#195, b. 25 March 1914, d. 1967
Father: not yet identified
Mother: not yet identified

Birth date: 25 March 1914
Birth place: Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.2

Goldie's first marriage was to William Bailey Aston, son of Charles Gibson Aston and Cancedella "Della" McGary, on 23 November 1932 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. O. J. Howearth, Pastor of the Christian Church, certified that he united them in marriage.1

Her second marriage was to James Franklin Riggs, son of Cobi Riggs and Sarah (unknown), on 23 December 1953 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. J. Herbert Parks, a Minister of the Methodist Church, certified that he united them in marriage.2

Goldie's death in 19673 resulted from an accident as detailed in an undated newspaper clipping saved by Dessie Aston Harris. The following is a transcription of that news article:

"A Marshall County woman was accidently killed Friday when struck by her own automobile. Mrs. Goldie Riggs, 52, of Bowmans Ridge, reportedly was backing out of a lot near her home when she sideswiped a parked vehicle. Getting out to inspect the damage to the rear of her automobile but failing to use the hand brake, she was killed when the car rolled over her and dragged her over an embankment, according to the Marshall County coroner."
[original spelling and punctuation retained]

Her body was interred in the Salem Church of Christ Cemetery, Bowman Ridge, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.3

Deceased Child of Goldie Ethel Kerns and William Bailey Aston:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=1 Sep 2016

Citations

  1. [S482] Marriage License for William Bailey Aston and Goldie Ethel Kerns, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130843_00038.jpg.
  2. [S484] Marriage License for James Franklin Riggs and Goldie Kerns Aston, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130890_00232.jpg.
  3. [S319] William and Goldie Aston gravestone, Salem Church of Christ Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 1983.