Forrest William Alley1

ID#400, b. 19 March 1897, d. 5 June 1952
Forrest William Alley - 1919
Father: Elias Sheridan Alley
Mother: Mary H. "Mollie" Young

Birth date: 19 March 1897
Birth place: Lynn Camp, Marshall County, West Virginia.2

Photograph of Forrest with Vella Church. Date taken: 1918. Location: unknown. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.3

Photograph of Forrest with Vella Church. Date taken: 1919. Location: unknown. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.3

Forrest married Vella Church, daughter of Eli Church and Lenora Susan "Nora" Summers, on 28 June 1922 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. Although the marriage license was issued and recorded in Brooke County, the actual marriage apparently took place in Marshall County. The preprinted location of Wellsburg is crossed out on the marriage record, and W. C. Harold certified that he united Forrest and Vella in marriage at Moundsville.4

Forrest died at age 55 from aspiration pneumonia due to glioma on 5 June 1952 at Veterans Hospital, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.5 Forrest's body was interred in the Fairview Cemetery, Rt. 250, Fairview, Marshall County, West Virginia; his name appears on the gravestone as "Forrest W. Alley."6

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Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1900Marshall County, West VirginiaWilliam F. Alley, male, age 3, son, single, born Mar 1897 in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)8

Deceased Children of Forrest William Alley and Vella Church:

Family Line(s):
Church Index
Last Edited Date=27 Sep 2016

Citations

  1. [S228] Family information sheet completed during Church family reunion, 08 September 2001.
  2. [S313] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc.).
  3. [S336] Photograph of Forrest Alley and Vella Church taken 1919. 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. [S540] Marriage License for Forrest Alley and Vella Church, Brooke County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 00207.jpg.
  5. [S2317] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963, Forrest W. Alley, Certificate of Death, electronic image from Pennsylvania State Archives, Pennsylvania Department of Health , online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5164, file 42410_622204_0752-02743.jpg.
  6. [S381] Fairview Cemetery #2, gravestone inscriptions, presented by Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/cemetery/fair2.htm
  7. [S996] Photograph of Forrest W. and Vella C. Alley gravestone, Fairview Christian Church Cemetery, taken by Glen Richmond Harris, date unknown.
  8. [S1137] Sheridan Alley household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Meade District, Enumeration District 72, sheet 6B, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  9. [S583] Marriage License for Paul E. Alley and Romaine Mason, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130847_00195.jpg.
  10. [S86] Family information sheet completed during Church family reunion, 07 September 2002.