Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Henthorn, Lawrence Edward

Lawrence Edward Henthorn

MARRIAGE: Lawrence Henthorn (20) a s/o Robert Henthorn and Sarah E. Cline married Mary Piatt (19) a d/o Howard Piatt and Hulda Headelson on 17 Jan 1933 at Monroe Co., OH.
(Furnished by Ray Alfred Stewart)

MARRIAGE: Henthorn - Piatt
A wedding quiet, but impressive in its simplicity was solemnized Tuesday noon at the hotel parlor of the Squire's office where Miss Mary P. Piatt became the bride of Laurence E. Henthorn, Justice of the Peace W.A. Cronin officiating at the exchange of the marriage vows.

Mr. Henthorne (sic) is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Henthorne (sic) of New Matamoras R. 4, while Miss Piatt is the attractive young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Piatt of Graysville R. 1. Both are splendid young people, well and favorably known in their respective communities, where a wide circle of friends are offering congratulations and best wishes to the young couple who are starting married life with every prospect of a pleasant voyage.
(Source: unnamed paper, 19 Jan 1933, reprinted 14 Jan 1983 - furnished by Leona Harrison)

LAND: Public Sale Labor Day, Monday, 7 Sep 1987
We have sold our farm and will offer for sale at Public Auction, the following personal property located 3 miles North of Lower Salem, OH; 3 miles South of Harriettsville, OH; off State Route 145 to Township Road 271. Owners: Lawrence and Mary Henthorn, Route 1, Lower Salem, OH.

OBITUARY: Lawrence E. Henthorn Dies
Lawrence E. Henthorn, 81, of 840 Basswood Avenue, Canal Fulton, [OH], formerly of Noble County died Dec. 30, 1994 at his home. He was born Jan. 8, 1913, in Monroe County, a son of the late Robert J. Henthorn and Sarah Elizabeth Cline Henthorn.

He was a retired employee of B.F. Goodrich Rubber Co., Akron and was associated with the Nazarene Church, Canal Fulton.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Piatt Henthorn, Canal Fulton; one daughter, Mrs. Lemuel (Betty) Kindall, Canal Fulton; two sisters, Ava Travis, New Matamoras, Dorothy Pryor of Marietta; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna and Inez.

Friends were received Jan. 2 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield where services were held Jan. 3 with the Rev. Don Gainer, Jr. officiating. Interment was in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Graysville, [OH].
(Source: Monroe County Beacon, hand-dated 5 Jan 1995 - furnished by Leona Harrison)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Henthorn, William T.

William T. Henthorn

Birth information from the IGI.
Birth: Batch #: C514509, Source Call #: 910156
William Henthorn, 18 Jun 1873, Muskingum, OH, son of Ellis H. Henthorn and Laura Tuttle

William Henthorn served three years with the 3rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Spanish American War in the Phillipines, the Boxer Rebellion in China and with the 148th Infantry Regiment (37th Infantry Division, Ohio National Guard) during the Mexican Punitive Expedition. He continued with that Regiment during the First World War. He rose to the rank of 1st Sergeant of Co. B. He was much decorated: i.e., Spanish War Service Medal, Phillipine Campaign Medal, China Campaign Medal, Mexican Border Service Medal, The Belgian Order, WWI Victory Medal, Army Occupation Medal, French C de G., Silver Star with V.

MILITARY: During WWI, he fought in the battles of Ypres Lys, Meuse Argonne,
Lorraine, Champagne Marne, St. Mihiel.

OBITUARY: Veteran of Two Wars Succumbs After Operation - Wm. T. Henthorne Dies at City Hospital, Springfield, Ohio
The Springfield daily papers gave the folowing account of the death and burial of William T. Henthorne, a first cousin of Misses Eldora and Blanche Lang of Woodsfield, [OH].

William T. Henthorne, 48, one of Springfield, Ohio's best known soldiers and a hero of two wars, died at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday night at the city hospital following an operation to remove an obstruction from his bowels.

Henthorne began his career as a soldier in June 1898, when he was enlisted for service in the Spanish American war. Later he served in the Phillipine Islands and was a member of the American expedition into China in the Boxer Uprising. He was one of the first Americans to scale the great Chinese wall when American troops entered Pekin.

Served on Border

At the outbreak of the World War Henthorne again enlisted as a member of Company B, 148th Infantry, Ohio National Guard, and served on the Mexican border as a member of that unit of which he was First Sergeant. Going overseas with his outfit he served throughout the war and took part in every engagement with his company. His service record shows particpations in the Meuse-Argonne, Flanders, Bascarat and Avocourt offensives and other engagements.

Despite his long record for service Henthorne never sustained a wound. He was one of the few men of the 37th division not wounded in action.

Had Many Medals

His list of medals includes a Victory Medal, a Spanish-American War Medal, Chinese Relief Expedition, Phillipine Islands, Border Service and an adjutant's medal of the 37th Infantry received under General Orders while serving with the A.E.F.

At the time of his death Henthorne was caretaker for the Armory of the local Guard units and was First Sergeant of one of the local machine gun companies. He was a member of the Spanish American War Veterans, St. Andrews Lodge of Masons and the Loyal Order of Moose.

He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Henthorne, of 932 Mound St., one brother, C.F. Henthorne of this city and one sister, Mrs. Bessie Bowers also of this city.

Large Funeral

Veterans of five military campaigns, members of St. Andrews Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite body, the Moose lodge, men of the Springfield National Guard companies and hundreds of citizens of Springfield, gathered Friday afternoon to show their respect at the funeral of Sergeant William Henthorne who died Tuesday night at the city hospital following an operation.

Rev. C.F. Irwin, chaplain of the 37th Division, preached the sermon upon the death of this widely-known soldier. Uniformed men acted as pall bearers at the funeral and there were honorary pall bearers from the various organizations to which the Sergeant belonged.

Full military honors were accorded during the final service which was held in Ferncliff cemetery at the lot of old Company B, in the Soldier's mound.
(Source: hand dated newspaper clipping, 8 Dec 1921, from Dener Yoho)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Henthorn, Henry

Henry Henthorn

PARENTS: Eli C. Henthorn and Margaret Hickman

Census: 1870, in Monroe Co., OH, Washington Twp.142-142
Henry Henthorn, 28, OH, miller; Eliza J., 28, OH, keep house
Elisabeth, 7, OH; Quintilla, 5, OH; Victoria B., 3, OH;
John F., 1, OH

Census: 1880, in Monroe Co., OH, Washington Twp. #192/196
Henry Henthorn, 37, OH OH OH; Eliza J., 35, w. OH OH OH
Elizabeth A., 16, d. OH OH OH; Victoria B., 13, d. OH OH OH
Charles W., 8, s. OH OH OH; Robert J., 6, s. OH OH OH
Martha M., 3, d. OH OH OH
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

RESIDENCES: Henry and Eliza lived on a farm near Rinards Mill, OH.

OBITUARY: Henry Henthorn
Henry Henthorn of Rinards Mill, died 14 Feb 1910, buried Rinards Mill cemetery. born 7 Sep 1842 at Monroe Co., OH. He married Eliza J. Eddy of Antioch on 14 Jan 1863 and they had 10 children, 2 died previously. The 8 survivors are: Mrs L.D. Eaton of Graysville, Tillie Henthorn of Brownsville, Mrs. Archie Harom of Alexandria, OH, Mrs. Ira Horne of Toronto, OH, Charles of Matamoras, Robert of Rinards Mills, James of Lewisville, George of Rinards Mills, 2 brothers and 1 sister.
(Source: Spirit of Democracy, 24 Feb 1910)

Problem: The obit gives the marriage date as 14 Jan 1863 while another source gave the date as 26 Nov 1863 and the "Family Record of Henry Henthorn" listed 1861.

Henthorn Reunion Held at Wolf Run State Park

The annual reunion of the families of the late Henry and Eliza Henthorn was held at the Wolf Run State Park on Sunday, June 30th, [1974].

At noon a delicious dinner was enjoyed and the afternoon was spent visiting, taking pictures, and playing games.

Those attending were:
ASHLAND - Mr. and Mrs. Ira Henthorn; Mrs. Rhea Henthorn and daughter Lois.
COLUMBUS - Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Travis and Chris.
CANAL FULTON - Mr. and Mrs. Lem Kindall, Joyce, Rhonda and David Kindall; Christy and Stephie Markus.
CUYAHOGA FALLS - Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ross.
AKRON - Tim Ross and Tom Schumaker.
LOUISVILLE - Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Travis and Melissa; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Travis; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stach and Todd.
LOWER SALEM - Mr. and Mrs. Blake Pryor, Jr., Gina and Gregg; Mrs. Blake Pryor, Sr.; Mr. and Mrs. William Pryor and Kari Ann; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Henthorn.
NEW MATAMORAS - Mr. and Mrs. Roy Travis.

Since the last reunion, three marriages, four births, and two deaths were reported.
Next year the reunion will be held at Dillon Dam Park near Zanesville, Ohio on the last Sunday in June. The officers are: Mrs. Ira Henthorn, President; Mrs. Blake Pryor, Sr., Vice President; and Mrs. Roy Travis, Secretary.
(Source: Monroe County Beacon, Thursday, 1 Aug 1974 - furnished by Leona Harrison)

Henthorn Reunion Held at Dillon Dam

The relatives of the late Henry and Eliza Henthorn held their tenth annual reunion Sunday, June 29, 1975 at the Dillion Dam Picnic grounds, [near Zanesville, OH].

All enjoyed a picnic lunch at noon after which a meeting was called to order by the president, Dorothy Henthorn, minutes of the last meeting were read by the secretary.

Officers were elected for the next year: President, Ivan Harmon, Vice President, Dorothy Henthorn, Secretary and Treasurer, Pamela Stack.

The reunion will be held next year at Shoenbraun Park near New Philadelphia on Sunday, June 27.

The award for the oldest person present was given to Mamie Richards. The award for the youngest present was given to Eric Travis and the award for the ones driving the farthest to attend was given to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Pierson. In the afternoon games were played, pictures were taken and all visited, having a good time.

Those attending were:
SEBRING, FLA. - Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Pierson and Gene.
COLUMBUS - Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Travis and Christopher, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Dillon and Jeffery.
LOUISVILLE - Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Travis and Melissa, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stack and Todd, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Travis and Eric.
NEWARK - Mr. Ivan Harmon, Mrs. Erma Swinehart.
PATASKALA - Mrs. Mamie Richards.
HUBBARD - Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Tobey, Curtis and Eric.
POLK, PA - Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Pierson and Terry.
BROWNSVILLE - Mr and Mrs. Ira Henthorn, Mrs. Rhea Henthorn and Lois.
COSHOCTON - Mrs. Betty Honaker.
(Source: newspaper clipping, 14 Jul 1975 - furnished by Leona Harrison)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Postal Address Abbreviations

Postal Address Abbreviations

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APT Apartment
AVE Avenue
BLVD Boulevard
CT Court
CTR Center
CIR Circle
DR Drive
EXPY Expressway
HTS Heights
HWY Highway
IS Island
JCT Junction
LK Lake
LN Lane
MTN Mountain
PKY Parkway
PL Place
PLZ Plaza
RD Road
RM Room
STA Station
ST Street
STE Suite
TPKE Turnpike
VLY Valley

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Hinthorne, Lee Allen

Lee Allen Hinthorne

Lee Allen Hinthorne may have been born in Davenport, Scott, IA. His son, Frank, so stated on birth certificate of his sister, Margaret Laura Hinthorne, on 23 Jul 1942 when he certified a delayed birth certificate for her. The obituary gave the birth place as McLean Co., IL.

Robert Hinthorne wrote: There is a conflict about where Lee Allen Hinthorne was born. His son, Frank, made a declaration (witness) before a Notary Public that his father was born in Davenport, Iowa and that the birthplace of his mother, Laura Sophorina Paul, was Jeffersonville, Ohio. The cause for this declaration was to obtain a Birth Certificate for Frank Hinthorne's sister, Margaret Laura Hinthorne, dated 29 May 1942.

Robert continues: Previous to finding the above cited document there was no other evidence to prove where either Lee Allen or Laura Sophorine (Paul) Hinthorne were born. It was generally believed that Lee Allen Hinthorne was born near Towanda in Lexington Township, McLean Co., IL. It was believed taht Laura Sophorina was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Census: 1860, in Mc Lean Co., IL, Money Creek Twp.
Listed as Ellen, female, age 14, born in IL, living with James Henthorn N.
and Sarah E. his wife. [The census taker made an error in sex and name. REH]

OCCUPATION: In 1880, Laborer

Census: 1880, in Mc Lean Co., IL, Lexington Twp., Sheet 23, Line 11, 5 Jun 1880
Hinthorn, L.A. [Lee Allen], 33, Laborer, IL, OH OH; Laura S., 24, OH OH IN;
Elmer, 8, IL; Frank, 6, IL; Oda or Ada, 4, IL; Maud, 1, IL,
Paul, Martha A., 35, OH OH IN [sister of Laura]
[Note: Some researchers read the surname as Henthorn. REH]

Census: 1900, in Macoupin Co., IL, Carlinville, 23, 23
Hinthorne, Lee A., born in May 1846, age 54, married 29 years, Laura S.,
born in Mar 1853, age 47, married 29 years, mother of 7 children, 7
children living, born in OH, father born in OH, mother born in OH;
Maude, dau., born in Apr 1879, age 21, single, born in IL, IL, OH; Bessie,
dau., born in Apr 1884, age 16, single, born in IL, IL, OH; Maggie, dau.,
born in Jul 1886, age 13, single, born in IL, IL, OH; Ethel, dau., born in
Apr 1894, age 6, single, born in IL, IL, OH

Census: 1910, in Macoupin Co., IL, Carlinville, 332, 119, 127
Hinthorne, Lee, age 64, married 30 years, born in IL, IL, IL;
Laura, wife, age 56, married 30 years, 7 children, 6 living, born in OH,
OH, OH; Maggie, dau, age 24, IL, IL, OH; Ethel Percy, dau, age 16, married
1 year, 1 child born, 0 children living, IL, IL, OH; Robert Percy,
son-in-law, age 19, married 1 year, IL, IL, IL

BIOGRAPHY: Lee Allen Hinthorne
Lee was a building contractor. He was a 33rd Degree Mason.
The Lee Allen Hinthorne family lived at Towanda, IL before moving, in 1884, to Carlinville, IL. Towanda was near Bloomington, IL about 230 miles north of Carlinville. The move south was made in their covered wagon and took them 10 days to complete.

Frank Hinthorne, (father of Helen (Hinthorne) Lindquist who wrote this item) was 10 years old at the time. He was born on 6 Mar 1874. He told the family of the wonderful trip they had, even with all their hardships. They would make campfires during the day to cook their food and would sleep at night in a farmer's barn, if one was near, or make a campsite.

Lee Hinthorne was a Civil War veteran and a 33rd degree Mason. His picture still remained in the Masonic Hall at Carlinville, IL (1980).

He owned Lee Hinthorne and Company House Raising and moved houses. His work also included building foundations in stone, cement and brick. He dug cellars, cisterns and did repair work. He owned the first lumber yard and saw mill. He did repair work on the Macoupin County Courthouse in Carlinville, IL. His two sons, Frank and Elmer, helped him in his business. His grandson, William Hinthorne, Frank's son, got his finger cut off at the sawmill, which kept him from entering the First World War.

When Lee Hinthorne died, 11 Nov 1911, he left his business to his second son, Frank.
(Source: History of Lee Allen Hinthorne and His Wife Laura (Paul) Hinthorne, Helen C. (Hinthorne) Lindquist, abt 1980)

MILITARY: From the State Archives at Springfield, IL
PVT. Lee A. Hinthorn
Unit - Company "I" 145 (100 days) Infantry Reg.
Age 18
Joined for service and enrolled: 11 May 1864
Where - Towanda, IL
By Whom - Capt. Keys
Mustered into service:
When - 9 Jun 1864 Where - Camp Butler, IL By Whom - Lt. Montgomery
Residence: Town: Towanda, IL County: Mc Lean State: IL
Mustered Out:
When - 23 Sep 1864 Where - Camp Butler, Il By Whom - Lt. Montgomery
(Note: Lee was born in 1846 per this war record. This date doesn't match the Bible record)

OBITUARY: Death of Lee Allen Hinthorn
Lee Allen Hinthorn an old resident of Carlinville, IL and veteran of the Civil War, died Saturday, November 11, 1911.

An old and highly respected resident of this city and veteran of the Civil War in the person of Lee Allen Hinthorn, died at his home in this city at 332 Plum St., Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
Mr. Hinthorn was aged 66 years and 3 days. He had been failing in health for a number of months and while it was not generally known among his friends that his condition was serious, yet his family knew such to be the case.

Lee Allen Hinthorn was born in McLean County, Illinois on Nov. 8th, 1845. In that county he grew to young manhood, where he was married to Miss Laura Paul. To this union seven children were born, six of whom are now living and are as follows:

Frank Hinthorn, Mrs. Maude Arnold and Mrs. Ethel Pursey of Carlinville; Mrs. Eddie Fay of Alton; Mrs. Margaret Gay of Springfield; and Elmer Hinthorn of East St. Louis. The widow also survives her husband. In addition, the deceased is survived by one brother, Jefferson Hinthorn, of Topeka, Kansas, and one sister, Mrs. Ellen Willis of McLean County.

Mr. Hinthorn has been a resident of Carlinville for many years, during which time he followed the occupation of house moving and construction work. Until his health failed he was always busy with his work and was respected by all who knew him.

In May 1863, he joined Company I, 145 Illinois Infantry. He served two years in that memorable contest, the Civil War. Since that conflict Mr. Hinthorn has been a constant sufferer from a wound received in one of his legs while in service. This wound had never healed and during the long period of time since the close of this war, Mr. Hinthorn has suffered from it. This fact was not known to many, except to a few of his intimate friends. It was a serious handicap, yet, seldom was he known to complain. He served his country faithfully and honorably. His demise will be a source of extreme regret to those who knew him best.

Funeral services were held from this home on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. C.C. Brown, of the Holiness Mission officiated. There was a large attendance by those who wished to pay their last tribute of respect. Interment was in the city cemetery. The Odd Fellows and Dan Messick Post G.A.R. officiated at the grave.
(Source: Carlinville Democrat, Carlinville, IL, 15 Nov 1911, Page 1)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Ward, Mae (Yoho)

OBITUARY: Deaths and Funerals - Rev. Mae Ward Ex-Missionary

The Rev. Mae Yoho Ward, 83, Foxwood Springs, Mo., formerly of Indianapolis, a retired executive of the Christian Church(Disciples of Christ), died yesterday in a Kansas City hospital.

Rev. Ward lived here more than 40 years, moving to Foxwood Springs 15 months ago.

Her 35-year service with the Disciples of Christ included representing the organization's United Christian Missionary Society as a missionary in Argentina. She was also executive secretary of the department of Latin America and the Caribbean and executive chairman of the division of world mission.

She was vice president of United Christian Missionary Society from 1961 to 1967, when she retired. She then was executive director of educational personnel for the Disciples of Christ's board of higher education.

Until recently, she continued to speak at churches across the country.

Rev. Ward served on numerous committees during her career, including the Disciples of Christ's restructure commission and committees for the National Council of Churches. She served on the first NCC committee to travel to California in support of migrant grape workers and helped register black voters in Mississippi in 1964.

She was a consultant at Evanston (Ill.) Assembly of World Churches and a delegate to New Delhi Assembly of the council. She served seven years on the WCC's theological education committee.
A graduate of Bethany College in West Virginia and Yale Divinity School, Rev. Ward also studied at Vanderbilt and Indiana universities. She received honorary doctorates from Culver Stockton College, Drake University and Bethany College.

"We have had no more effective or influential woman in our history." said Diane Steffer, a staff member of the Disciple of Christ's Division of Overseas Ministries, of Rev. Ward.

Memorial contributions may be made to Oberlin School, Jamaica, in care of the Division of Overseas Ministries, 222 S. Downey, Indianapolis, Ind. 46219.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in Downey Avenue Christian Church, where she was an active member many years and held several offices.

Survivor, son, Donald Jeff Ward.
(Source: unknown newspaper, dated Friday, August 19, 1983, included a photograph - furnished by Donald Ward)

Richmond, John J.

John J. Richmond, 77, of 501 10th St Moundsville [WV], died Wednesday, March 13, [probably 1996, REH] in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale [WV]. He was born Oct 20, 1918 at Glen Easton. He was self-employed in the petroleum industry and a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Moundsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Edna Miller Richmond.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn June Mills Richmond; a son, John Edward of Moundsville; two daughters, Mrs John (Verna) Mallicote of Tampa, FL, and Donna Ingram of Rogers, Ark; a brother, Bert of Moundsville; five sisters, Ruth Phillips, Maryetta Vucelick and Doris Richmond, all of Moundsville, Pearl Bierman of Centralis, IL, and Dorothy Yoder of Napa, CA, eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

There will be no visitation. Memorial services will be held at 10 am Saturday at Calvary United Methodist Church, 1601 First St, Moundsville. Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes-Kirby-Vance Chapel, 110 Grant Ave, Moundsville.
(Furnished by Karen Hucko)

Henthorn, John M.

John M. Henthorn

Problem: The Tip of the Iceberg lists the marriage as: ABT 1857 which is 3 years after the birth of the first child, 19 Aug 1854.

Census: 1860, in Monroe Co., OH, Jackson Twp. # 1091/1091, page 160, 28 Jul 1860
John Henthorn, 22, m. farmer, /$50, OH
Lyda A., 22, f. domestic, OH
Ezra, 1, m. OH; Huldah, 8/12, (or 2/12) f. OH
(Furnished by Gordon Paul)

Census: 1870, in Monroe Co., OH, Jackson Twp. # 107/107, p. 107
John Henthorn, 30, OH, farmer; Lydia, 30, OH, keep house;
Ezra, 11, OH, farm work; Matilda, 10, school; Wesley, 8, OH;
Harvey; 5, OH; Hannah J., 2, OH
(1870 census data furnished by Estral Tennant)

Census: 1880, in Monroe Co., OH, Jackson Twp. # 144/145
John Henthorn, 42, OH OH OH; Lydia, 42, w. OH PA OH
Ezra W., 22, s. OH OH OH; Huldah M. 20, d. OH OH OH
John W., 18, s. OH OH OH; Harvey W., 16, s. OH OH OH
Hannah, 12, d. OH OH OH; James M., 9, s. OH OH OH
Benjamin, 6, s. OH OH OH; Susan M., 5, d. OH OH OH; Ernest, 2, s. OH OH OH
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

DEATH: The middle initial, "M," was obtained from line 69 of the Tyler County, WV death records.

OBITUARY: John M. Henthorn, born 26 May 1838 in Monroe Co., OH, died 16 Apr 1909, 79 years, 10 months, 20 days. He married Lidia A. Kent when 20 years old. They had 12 children, 4 sons and 3 daughters survive. Five children and his wife died previously. He spent all of his life in Monroe Co. except 1 year (11 years ?) in Tyler Co., WV. 2 brothers, and 7 children and 4 grandchildren. He was buried in West Union Cemetery. (Source: Spirit of Democracy, 20 Apr 1909 - furnished by Winefred Weaver and Ray Alfred Stewart)

CEMETERY: The gravestone at West Union Church of Christ Cemetery, Perry Twp, west of Sardis, OH, for John M. Henthorn, lists dates as: b. 26 May 1838, d. 16 Apr 1909. There also is an, E.S. Henthorn in the plot, this person has not been identified, as of Jan 1994. (Furnished by: Delbert Henthorn)

CEMETERY: Tombstone at the West Union Church of Christ, Sardis, OH reads: JOHN M.; HENTHORN; BORN; MAY 26 1938; DIED; APR. 16, 1909; AGE; 70Y 10M 20D. (Source: Photograph furnished by Darlene Bacon)

PROBATE: Per Executor Records, Vol. 4, Page 250, Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH. It shows: no widow, and the following living children, Hulda M., John W., Benjamin F., Micajah G., Lucy L., Louisa E., and James W.

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)

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)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Williams, Andrew Howard

WILLIAMS; Andrew [Howard] (Aitchmoon), aged 49 years, and of Eccleston, [England] passed away suddenly, at home on 4th April 2009.

Much loved son of Eileen and the late Ronald Williams . A loving brother to Martin, and a wonderful friend.

He will be very sadly missed yet fondly remembered by all his devoted family, many friends and everyone whose life he touched with his warm, generous nature.

A celebration of Andrew's life is to take place at St Helens Crematorium Chapel on Thursday 16th April 2009 at 1.00pm followed by interment at St Helens Cemetery.

Floral tributes will be gratefully received.

Co operative Funeralcare