Donald Glenn Kuhn

ID#2, b. 16 July 1929, d. 11 January 2009
Donald Glenn Kuhn in Marine Corp dress uniform
Father: Herbert Samuel Kuhn
Mother: Nellie Belle Church

Birth date: 16 July 1929
Birth place: Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia, Born at home.1

He was commonly known by his middle name, Glenn, especially among family members. Although various records, including his birth and marriage records, spelled his middle name with one "n," he and family usually spelled it with two. I have noticed that the use of one "n" seemed to occur most frequently in his younger years. As far as I know, he used his first name with his employers and business contacts who knew him as Don. When I write about his later years, it seems fitting to change from calling him Glenn to calling him Don, just as the name he used himself changed throughout the years.2

Photograph of Glenn with his parents, Herbert and Nellie, and brothers, Phil and Dale. 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 Phil, Dale, Glenn and Nancy. Date taken: 1944. Location: unknown. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.3

Donald married Alda Louise Harris, daughter of Charles McClure Harris and Dessie Charlotte "Dess" Aston, on 11 June 1948 at Bellton, Marshall County, West Virginia. They were married at the home of Rev. Ister West, the officiating minister.4 They had obtained a marriage license on 7 June 1948 in Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia; consent was given by Glenn's parents as he was only 18 years old. The authorization to marry was signed 08 June 1948 by J. Randall Crow, Clerk of the County Court.4

Photograph of Glenn with Louise Kuhn. Date taken: believed to be January 1952. Location: Brushy Ridge, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.5

Photograph of Don operating a forklift to move trays of mushrooms at the mushroom farm. Date taken: 1961. Location: Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.6

On 11 January 2009 at age 79, Don died at home (Aston Ridge, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia), passing away in his sleep from a heart attack.2

A memorial service for Don was conducted on 15 January 2009 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.2 Following a graveside service, Don's body was interred on 15 January 2009 in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; his name appears on the gravestone as "Donald Glenn Kuhn." The inscription reads, "Married June 11, 1948."2

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Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1930Marshall County, West VirginiaD. Glen Kuhn, male, age 9/12, son, single, born in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)8
Last Edited Date=18 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. [S348] Donald Glen Kuhn, Notification of Birth Registration, File No. 20858 registered 1929.
  2. [S9] Personal knowledge of Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  3. [S336] Photograph of Kuhn children: Phil, Glenn, Dale and Nancy taken 1944. 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. [S468] Marriage License for Donald G. Kuhn and Alda Louise Harris, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130888_00496.jpg.
  5. [S548] Photograph of Glenn and Louise (Harris) Kuhn taken 1952. From collection owned by Alda Louise (Harris) Kuhn, and inherited by her daughter, Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, in 2005. Digital scan of original photo made by Dalton.
  6. [S1725] Photograph of Donald G. Kuhn taken 1961 by Dave Cruise; please credit West Virginia Department of Commerce. From collection owned by Donald G. Kuhn, and inherited by his daughter, Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, in 2009. Digital scan of original photograph made by Dalton.
  7. [S1165] Digital photograph of Donald Glenn and Alda Louise Kuhn gravestone in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery; photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 12 September 2010.
  8. [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.