Philip Lee "Phil" Kuhn

ID#23, b. 12 November 1923, d. 3 February 2005
Philip Lee Kuhn - Aug 1944
Father: Herbert Samuel Kuhn
Mother: Nellie Belle Church

Birth date: 12 November 1923
Birth place: Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia, Born at home.1,2

Photograph of Phil with his parents, Herbert and Nellie, and brothers, 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 Phil with Dorothy Moore. Date taken: 1949. Location: unknown. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.3

On 6 December 1949 in Marshall County, West Virginia, Philip applied for a marriage license with Dorothy Maxine Moore, daughter of Franklin Doyle Moore and Violet Genevieve Lemons. Consent for issuance of the license was given by "Father and Mother of Female" as Dorothy was only 19 years old. The authorization to marry was signed 12 December 1949 by J. Randall Crow, Clerk of the County Court.1

Philip married Dorothy Maxine Moore, daughter of Franklin Doyle Moore and Violet Genevieve Lemons, on 16 December 1949 at Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia. Ister West, a minister of the Christian Church, certified that he united them in marriage.1

On 3 February 2005 at age 81, Philip died at home (Tunnel Ridge, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.)4,5

An obituary was published on 5 February 2005 The Intelligencer, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.6 The following is a transcription of that obituary:

     "KUHN, Philip Lee, 81, of Glen Easton, W.Va., died Thursday, February 3, 2005 at home.
     Born in Moundsville, W.Va., on November 12, 1923, Philip was the son of the late Herbert and Nellie Church Kuhn.
     He was a retired employee of Marshall County Schools and a member of the Fork Ridge Christian Church where he served as an elder for 25 years.
     In addition to his parents, Philip was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Moore Kuhn in August 2004; and a brother, Dale Kuhn.
     Surviving are four sons, Howard L. Kuhn and his wife, Mary, Hubert D. Kuhn and his wife, Andrea, Larry W. Kuhn and his wife, Vicki, and Andy P. Kuhn and his wife, Jackie, all of Glen Easton; a brother, Donald "Glen" Kuhn and his wife, Louise, of Moundsville; a sister, Nancy Logston and her husband, Ralph "Leroy," of Moundsville; seven grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and his sister-in-law, Mary "Peggy" Kuhn of Glen Easton.
     Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes and Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, W.Va., on Sunday, February 6, 2005 from 12-3 and 6-9 p.m. where services will be held Monday, February 7, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, Glen Easton, W.Va.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery Fund."
     Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com."

[original spelling and punctuation retained]


A memorial service for Philip was conducted on 7 February 2005 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia, with Rev. Kenneth Ullom officiating.5 Following a graveside service by Rev. Kenneth Ullom, Philip's body was interred on 7 February 2005 in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; his name appears on the gravestone as "Philip L. Kuhn."4,5

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
1930Marshall County, West VirginiaPhillip L. Kuhn, male, age 6, son, single, born in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)8
Family Line(s):
Church Index
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=6 Apr 2017

Citations

  1. [S467] Marriage License for Philip L. Kuhn and Dorothy Maxine Moore, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130889_00137.jpg.
  2. [S20] Interview with Nellie (Church) Kuhn, by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 1983.
  3. [S336] Photograph of Philip L. Kuhn and Dorothy M. Moore taken 1949. 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. [S217] Philip L. Kuhn obituary, presented by Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, Moundsville, West Virginia, online http://www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com
  5. [S19] Funeral memorial card, (Moundsville, West Virginia: Altmeyer Funeral Home), Philip L. Kuhn, 07 February 2005 service.
  6. [S587] Philip Lee Kuhn obituary, The Intelligencer, Wheeling, West Virginia, 05 February 2005, Obituaries, page 2.
  7. [S315] Digital photograph of Philip L. and Dorothy M. 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.
  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.