Alda Louise Harris1

ID#3, b. 3 April 1925, d. 9 March 2005
Alda Louise (Harris) Kuhn
Father: Charles McClure Harris
Mother: Dessie Charlotte "Dess" Aston

Birth date: 3 April 1925
Birth place: Marshall County, West Virginia.2

Commonly known by her middle name, Louise; a few immediate family members called her Louy.1

She was only 7 years old when her father died on 15 June 1932.3,4,5

Alda married Donald Glenn Kuhn, son of Herbert Samuel Kuhn and Nellie Belle Church, on 11 June 1948 at Bellton, Marshall County, West Virginia. They were married at the home of Rev. Ister West, the officiating minister.6 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.6

Photograph of Louise with Glenn 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.7

Louise died at age 79 from Alzheimer's disease on 9 March 2005 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 159 Edgington Lane, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia. At the time of her death, Louise was surrounded by her immediate family: her husband and both daughters along with their families.1

A memorial service for Louise was conducted on 12 March 2005 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.1 Following a graveside service, Louise's body was interred on 12 March 2005 in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Alda Louise Kuhn." The inscription reads, "Married June 11, 1948."1

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
1930Marshall County, West VirginiaAlda L. Harris, female, age 5, daughter, single, born in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)9
Last Edited Date=6 Apr 2017


  1. [S9] Personal knowledge of Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  2. [S349] Alda Louise Harris, Certificate of Birth Registration, File No. 15725 registered 1925.
  3. [S427] Charles M. Harris, Marshall County Indexed Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online, file 4130823_00090.jpg.
  4. [S428] Charles M. Harris, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online, file 1953684_0002018.jpg.
  5. [S789] Charles M. Harris obituary, undated clipping from unidentified newspaper.
  6. [S468] Marriage License for Donald G. Kuhn and Alda Louise Harris, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online, file 4130888_00496.jpg.
  7. [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.
  8. [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.
  9. [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.