Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Henthorn, Arvil Elwood (A.E.)

Arvil Elwood (A.E.) Henthorn
AKA: Chip

RECOLLECTIONS: At one time, 27 Nov 1970, Mr. A.E. Henthorn, grandson of Peter King Henthorn, lived at: Box 157, Sistersville, WV 26175, when he wrote a letter about family history to Catherine Foreaker Fedorchak, who wrote about family history in the Woodsfield, OH paper and in several books.

He stated that he was the grandson of Peter King Henthorn (1857-1937).

He said in the letter, "I am 61 years of age, born and raised in the foothills of the Applachians here in Tyler County, West Virginia, the second of five sons and one daughter born to George Bruce Henthorn and Mettie Ethel (Slider) Henthorn. My paternal grandparents were, Peter King Henthorn and Liva Belle (Buck) Henthorn."

OBITUARY: Arvil Elwood (Chip) Henthorn, 78, former resident of Paden City, [WV] and past president of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Sistersville, [WV], died May 5, [1987] in Tucson, Arizona, [after] prolonged illness.

Henthorn was born on April 27, 1909, at Buck Run in Tyler County, [WV], a son of the late George Bruce and Mattie Slider Henthorn.

Henthorn began his association with First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Sistersville on June 12, 1933, when the institution was founded, and served as president of that institution for 13 years. Under Henthorn's management and guidance First Federal became one of the leading financial institutions of its type in West Virginia. Henthorn had remained on the Board of Directors prior to his death.

He was past member of the Elks and the Sistersville Country Club. An ardent sportsman, Henthorn also was a member of the Izaak Walton League and other conservation organizations.

He is survived by his wife, Ora Henthorn; two daughters, Donna Jean Spencer, of Lake Side, California, and Elizabeth Huerta of Tucson, Arizona; eight grandchildren and three grandsons; one brother, George Berl Henthorn of Paden City; one sister, Helen Virginia Bunney, Arlington, VA.

Private services were conducted in Tucson, AZ.
(Source: hand dated clipping, May 1987 - furnished by Elizabeth Mullett and Leona Harrison)

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