Mary Irene "Rene" Summers

ID#635, b. 6 March 1871, d. 16 September 1933
Father: Joseph Summers
Mother: Martha Ellen Matthew

Birth date: 6 March 1871.1,2,3 It has also been reported that Mary was born in 1870.4
Birth place: unknown.

Mary married Floyd D. Starcher, son of Perry Starcher and Louisa (unknown), on 18 January 1891 in Calhoun County, West Virginia. (Note that Floyd's name was misspelled as "Floid" on the marriage record.)5

Photograph of Rene with her 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.6

Mary died at age 62 on 16 September 1933.4,2,3 Mary's body was interred in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Cemetery, Mt. Zion, Calhoun County, West Virginia.4

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1880Calhoun County, West VirginiaMary I. Summers, female, age 9, daughter, single, born in W Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)1
Family Line(s):
Church Index
Last Edited Date=4 Sep 2015


  1. [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.
  2. [S55] Joseph Summers family, copy of handwritten record, in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  3. [S82] Family of Joseph and Martha Summers, photocopy of handwritten record supplied by Vera Church Blake (original author unidentified), in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  4. [S269] Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, gravestone inscriptions, presented by Calhoun County WVGenWeb, online
  5. [S368] Register of Marriages for Floid Starcher and Mary I. Summers, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online, file 4011510_00102.jpg.
  6. [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.