Mary Gladys "Peggy" Aston1

ID#83, b. 27 February 1926, d. 17 May 2016
Mary Gladys "Peggy" Aston - 1943
Father: Joseph M. "Joe" Aston
Mother: Mary Gertrude Ryan

Birth date: 27 February 1926
Birth place: Bear Ridge (off Fork Ridge), Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.2,3 Like her siblings, she was born at home.3

Commonly known by her nickname, Peggy.

On 22 July 1946 in Marshall County, West Virginia, Mary applied for a marriage license with Dale Kuhn, son of Herbert Samuel Kuhn and Nellie Belle Church. Her name appears on the document as "Gladys Aston." Consent for issuance of the license was given by "Parents of Male and Parents of Female" as both applicants were only 20 years old. The authorization to marry was signed 26 July 1946 by J. Randall Crow, Clerk of the County Court.2 The couple's marriage took place on 28 July 1946 at Bear Ridge (off Fork Ridge), Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia. After Rev. A. J. McCloy officiated the wedding at the home of the bride's parents, the couple and their guests enjoyed cake and homemade ice cream for the reception.3

Photograph of Peggy with Dale Kuhn. Date taken: 1974. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.

Click on camera icon(s) to view photo(s) of gravestone, then use your browser's back button to return here.4

Peggy died at age 90 on 17 May 2016 at Cameron Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia.5

A memorial service for Peggy was conducted on 20 May 2016 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes Chapel, 1109 Second Street, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.5 Interred on 20 May 2016 in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia, her name appears on the gravestone as "Mary G. "Peggy" Kuhn". An additional inscription reads, "Married July 28, 1946."5

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1930Marshall County, West VirginiaMary G. Aston, female, age 4-1/12, daughter, single, born in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)6
Last Edited Date=9 May 2017


  1. [S9] Personal knowledge of Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  2. [S465] Marriage License for Dale Kuhn and Gladys Aston, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online, file 4130847_00545.jpg.
  3. [S229] Interview with Mary "Peggy" (Aston) Kuhn by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 08 September 2001.
  4. [S315] Digital photograph of Dale M. Kuhn gravestone in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery (Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia); photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 04 October 2005.
  5. [S2259] Mary Gladys "Peggy" Kuhn obituary, presented by Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, Moundsville, West Virginia, online
  6. [S246] Joseph M. Aston household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Magisterial District, Enumeration District 26-2, sheet 6A (30 stamped), National Archives micropublication T626_2543.