Thursday, April 16, 2009

Henthorne, Ivin Floyd

Ivin Floyd Henthorne

Problem: Were his names, Ivan or Ivin, Floyd or Floid?

LAND: Was probably named in 11 Dec 1918 disposal of land of Francis Mozena and Hettie his wife, in Wood Co., WV, Deed Book, 171-432.

He was married by Rev. Lemon Dotson, Minister of the Gospel.

He worked as a telegraph operator for the B&O Railroad Co. He worked until 1935, 25 years. He was originally a brakeman. He fell under a train and lost his right leg. He used a wooden leg attached to the shoulder with a harness. It remained painful throughout his life.

He lived at Glovers Gap, near Mannington, WV. He lived at New Martinsville, WV from 1930 to 1934. He later lived at Jacksonbug. He liked to camp and frequently went to Canada to fish. He took his family to the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago. He like to tell stores to the kids. He purchased a new car each year.

He died of carcinoma of signoid (lower colon cancer).
(Source: Synopsis furnished by, Paul C. Henthorne)

DEATH: Ivin Floid Henthorn died on 17 Dec 1936 at the age of 48 years, 3 months, 12 days at Porters Falls, Wetzel Co., WV of carcinoma of Signoid. His parents were Richard L. Henthorn and Emma Mozena. His wife was Lillie Liston. Reported on page 76 of General Index and Register of Deaths - Wetzel County, WV.

Ivin Floid Henthorne, telegraph operator for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company for 25 years died at his home in Porters Falls, [WV] at 11:40 p.m. last Thursday. He was 48 years old.

Funeral services were held from the Wharton Funeral Home at 2:30 o'clock last Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Mozena of Marietta officiating. Interment was made in the ...view cemetery, New Martinsville. Rev. Allen Fields of Pine Grove assisted with the funeral services.

A son of the late Richard and Emma Mozena Henthorne, he was born in Wood County, [WV], Sept. 5, 1888. He was a member of the Christian Church.

His widow, Lillie Liston Henthorne, survives, in addition to two sons, Raymon and Dale, two daughters, Helen and Betty, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Tice and Mrs. George Flynn, both of Parkersburg. One grandson also survives.
(Source: hand dated clipping, Dec 1936 - furnished by Elizabeth Mullett)

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