Charles Gibson Aston1

ID#30, b. 7 February 1863, d. 2 October 1948
Charles Gibson Aston
Father: James Aston
Mother: Rachel Job Anderson

Birth date: 7 February 1863 Calculated from his reported age at death of 85 years 7 months 25 days.2 The 1900 U.S. Federal Census reported that he was born a year later in February 1864, but I believe that date to be incorrect.3
Birth place: (West) Virginia.2

Charles was known by the nickname Colonel1 and was also called Crane, presumably due to the fact that he was a big man and was very strong.4

Photograph of Charles. Date taken: unknown. Location: Plummer's, 1138 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia. 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.5

On 9 July 1890 in Marshall County, West Virginia, Charles applied for a marriage license with Della McGary, daughter of Arthur McGary and Louisa Perkins.6 S. L. Bristor certified that he united them in marriage on 25 December 1890 at Beeler's Station.6

Photograph of Charles with Della Aston. Date taken: 25 December 1930. Location: Fork Ridge, Marshall County, West Virginia. Charles and Della are standing in front of their home on their 40th wedding anniversary. The man in the background, commonly known as Hoople, is a son of their daughter Ethel. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.7

Photograph of Charles with Della Aston. Date taken: unknown. Location: unknown. The couple in their older years. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.8

Charles died at age 85 on 2 October 1948 in Marshall County, West Virginia.2 Charles's body was interred on 5 October 1948 in the Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Fork Ridge Road, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia; his name appears on the gravestone as "Charles G. Aston."2

Click on camera icon(s) to view photo(s) of gravestone, then use your browser's back button to return here.9

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1870Marshall County, West VirginiaCharles Axton, male, age 7, born in West Virga, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)10
1880Marshall County, West VirginiaCharles Aston, male, age 16, son, single, born in W.Va, a farmer
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)11
1900Marshall County, West VirginiaCharles Aston, male, age 36, head, married 9 years, born Feb 1864 in West Virginia, a farmer with no months unemployed
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)3
1910Marshall County, West VirginiaCharles G. Aston, male, age 46, head, married 19 years, born in West Virginia, a sawyer with his own mill
(Official U.S. Census Date: 15 April 1910)12
1930Marshall County, West VirginiaCharles G. Aston, male, age 66, head, married, age 26 at first marriage, born in West Virginia, a self-employed farmer, not a veteran
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)13

Deceased Children of Charles Gibson Aston and Cancedella "Della" McGary:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=16 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. [S87] "Colonel Aston, Commissioner," clipping from an unidentified newspaper, 31 July 1936.
  2. [S337] Charles Gibson Aston, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1984022_0001590.jpg.
  3. [S971] Charles Aston household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Enumeration District 67, sheet 10A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  4. [S215] Interview with Donald Glenn Kuhn, by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 1983.
  5. [S170] Photograph of Charles Gibson Aston. From antique photograph album with handwritten inscription, "Presented to Della (McGary) Aston 1888 by J. L. Hood." Inherited by Della's daughter, Dessie (Aston) Harris, who passed it on to her own granddaughter, Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton. Digital scan of original photo made by Dalton, present owner of the album.
  6. [S483] Marriage License for Charles G. Aston and Cancedela McGary, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130829_00153.jpg.
  7. [S548] Photograph of Charles G. and Della McGary taken 25 December 1930. 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. [S548] Photograph of Charles G. and Della McGary. 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.
  9. [S451] Digital photograph of Charles G. and Della Aston gravestone in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery; photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 04 October 2005.
  10. [S1188] James Axton household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Township, Glen Easton Post Office, page 28, National Archives micropublication M593_1693.
  11. [S1320] James Aston household, 1880 U. S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 188, page 4C (66 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_1407.
  12. [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.
  13. [S1118] Charles G. Aston household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Clay District, Enumeration District 26-11, sheet 13B, National Archives micropublication T626_2543.
  14. [S472] Marriage License for Lewis Aston and Helen Lee West, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130846_00836.jpg.