Dessie Charlotte "Dess" Aston1

ID#27, b. 29 August 1899, d. 1 May 1986
Dessie Charlotte (Aston) Harris
Father: Charles Gibson Aston
Mother: Cancedella "Della" McGary

Birth date: 29 August 1899
Birth place: Fork Ridge, Marshall County, West Virginia.1

Photograph of Dessie. Date taken: unknown. Location: unknown. Click on camera to view full (or larger) image than the one shown here, then use your browser's back button to return to this page.2

Dessie married Charles McClure Harris, son of Samuel Harris and Mary Elizabeth Richmond, on 29 September 1920 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. James B. Smith certified that he united them in marriage.3

She became a widow at age 32 when Charles died on 15 June 1932.4,5,6

Dessie died at age 86 on 1 May 1986 at Mound View Nursing Home (now the Mound View Health Care Center), Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. Cause of death was listed as circulatory collapse.7,8 Dessie's body was interred in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Dessie C. Harris."9

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Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1900Marshall County, West VirginiaDessie C. Aston, female, age 9/12, daughter, single, born Aug 1899 in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)10
1910Marshall County, West VirginiaDessie Aston, female, age 10, daughter, single, born in West Virginia, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 15 April 1910)11
1930Marshall County, West VirginiaDessie S. Harris, female, age 30, wife, married, age 21 at first marriage, born in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)12

Deceased Children of Dessie Charlotte "Dess" Aston and Charles McClure Harris:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=6 Apr 2017

Citations

  1. [S875] Dessie Aston, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00176.jpg.
  2. [S548] Photograph of Dessie C. (Aston) Harris. 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.
  3. [S766] Marriage License for Charles McClure Harris and Dessie Charlott Aston, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130839_00110.jpg.
  4. [S427] Charles M. Harris, Marshall County Indexed Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4130823_00090.jpg.
  5. [S428] Charles M. Harris, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953684_0002018.jpg.
  6. [S789] Charles M. Harris obituary, undated clipping from unidentified newspaper.
  7. [S1319] Dessie C. Harris entry, Marshall County Indexed Register of Deaths A - Z (January 1, 1972 to December 31, 1991), volume no. 5, page 108-F.
  8. [S9] Personal knowledge of Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  9. [S71] Charles M. Harris and Dessie C. Harris gravestone, Fork Ridge Christian Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 1983.
  10. [S971] Charles Aston household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Enumeration District 67, sheet 10A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  11. [S1122] Charles G. Aston household, 1910 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Clay District, Enumeration District 80, sheet 14A (49 stamped), National Archives micropublication T624_1688.
  12. [S243] Charles M. Harris household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Magisterial District, Enumeration District 26-2, sheet 6B, National Archives micropublication T626_2543.