James Augustus "Gus" Summers1

ID#634, b. 6 October 1869, d. 4 July 1955
Father: Joseph Summers
Mother: Martha Ellen Matthew

Birth date: 6 October 1869.1 It has also been reported that James was born on 6 October 1868.2
Birth place: Tyler County, West Virginia.2

Photograph of James with his parents and several siblings. Date taken: August 1917. Location: unknown. Eight of their 14 children are in this photo. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.3

Although James' usual residence was in Calhoun County, West Virginia, he was in Camden-Clark Hospital (Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia) when he passed away on 4 July 1955. The primary cause of death was uremia.2,4 Gus's body was interred on 6 July 1955 in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Cemetery, Mt. Zion, Calhoun County, West Virginia.2

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1870Taylor County, West VirginiaJames A. Summers, male, age 9 months, born in Oct. 1869 in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)1
1880Calhoun County, West VirginiaJames A. Summers, male, age 10, son, single, born in W Va, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)5
1900Calhoun County, West VirginiaJames A. Summers, male, age 30, son, single, born Oct 1869 in West Virginia, a farm laborer with 3 months unemployed
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)6
1910Calhoun County, West VirginiaJames A. Summers, male, age 40, son, single, born in West Virginia, a farm laborer on the home farm
(Official U.S. Census Date: 15 April 1910)7
Family Line(s):
Church Index
Last Edited Date=23 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S255] Joseph Summers household, 1870 U.S. Census, Taylor County, West Virginia, Haymond Township, Pruntytown Post Office, page 13 (sheet 186 stamped), National Archives micropublication M593_1699.
  2. [S1427] James Augustus Summers, Certificate of Death, Wood County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1984433_0001836.jpg.
  3. [S68] Photograph of Joseph and Martha Summers with their adult children taken August 1917. From collection owned by Lela (Church) Leach, inherited by her son, Robert H. Leach. Digital scan of original photo made by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  4. [S1428] James Augustus Summers, Wood County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4130703_00026.jpg.
  5. [S199] Joseph Summers household, 1880 U.S. Census, Calhoun County, West Virginia, Lee District, Enumeration District 144, page 5A (243 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_1401.
  6. [S1181] Joseph Summers household, 1900 U.S. Census, Calhoun County, West Virginia, Lee District, Enumeration District 23, sheet 4B, National Archives micropublication T623_1757.
  7. [S1889] Joseph Summers household, 1910 U.S. Census, Calhoun County, West Virginia, Lee District, Enumeration District 20, sheet 2B, National Archives micropublication T624_1677.