Monday, February 29, 2016

James Harwell Dodd, I

James Harwell Dodd, I

PARENTS: Harwell Jiles Dodd and Virginia

BIRTH: 30 Sep 1927

SPOUSE: Eunice Jean Yoho, married 22 Oct 1948

DODD, James H., 62, of 500 Washington Pike, Wellsburg, [WV], died Thursday [26 Apr 1990] in Ohio Valley Hospital, Steubenville, [OH].  He was a retired employee of Weirton Steel Corp., a teacher at Weirton Steel Training Center, Weirton, [WV], a member of Presbyterian Church, Wellsburg, and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his mother, Virginia E. Davis of Pomeroy, Ohio; his wife, Eunice Yoho Dodd; a son, James H. of Wellsburg; two daughters, Jeanne McGill of San Diego and Robin George of Wellsburg; a brother, Robert Davis of Pomeroy; a sister, Thelma Jeffers of Pomeroy; seven grandchildren.

Friends received 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Chambers Funeral Home, Wellsburg, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday.  Interment in Franklin Cemetery, Wellsburg, [WV].  American Legion service at 7 p.m. Sunday. Loyal Order of the Moose service at 8 p.m. Sunday.
(Source: undated clipping - furnished by Delbert Henthorn)
29 February 2016

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Robert E. Dillon

Robert E. Dillon

PARENTS: Walter Dillon and Mary Jane Rine

RESIDENCES: As of Feb 1970, Robert Dillon of Indianapolis, IN
(Source: FindAGrave)

Robert E. Dillon, 63, 24 Delding Eastway Court, Greenfield, died Sunday [6 Jun 1982] in Community Hospital, Indianapolis, [IN] after a six-month illness.

He was born in Delaware County, [IN] [19 Mar 1919] attended schools at Royerton and graduated from Goldsmith High School in Tipton County.

He had been a farmer for 15 years in Delaware and Randolph Counties and later was employed with the Farm Bureau Co-op in Muncie where he also served on the board.

Mr. Dillon moved to Indianapolis where he was a home improvement salesman and for the past year was employed with Central Hardware in Indianapolis.

He was a former member of Muncie Moose Lodge 33.

Surviving are his wife, Lois; two sons, Ronald E. Dillon, Muncie, and Lowell E. Dillon, Columbus; a daughter, Mrs. David (Rose Ellen) Hart, R.R.1, Farmland; a sister, Mrs. Edith Lindsey, Muncie; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements will be announced by Parson Mortuary.
(Source: FindAGrave)

CEMETERY: Muncie, Delaware Co., IN, Gardens of Memory

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 94974770
28 February 2016

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Flora Mae (Dillon) Lee

Flora Mae (Dillon) Lee

PARENTS: Walter Dillon and Mary Jane Rine

RESIDENCES: As of Feb 1970, Mrs. Flora M. Lee of Muncie, IN
(Source: FindAGrave)

Mrs. Flora M. Lee, 65, a lifelong Delaware County [IN] resident, died Wednesday morning [9 Jun 1971] in her Muncie home of an apparent heart attack. Mrs. Lee was a member of Southeast Church of Christ. [Born, 4 May 1906 in Delaware Co., IN]

Her husband, Charles, died a month ago.

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Edith Lindsey, Muncie, and a brother, Robert E. Dillon, Indianapolis.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Parson Mortuary.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the chapel of the funeral home. Roger E. Michael, minister of the Southeast Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Eaton.
(Source: FindAGrave)

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 94972836
27 February 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

Friend F. Daugherty

Friend F. Daugherty

PARENTS: Charles E. Daugherty and Ruth Ann Yoho

MILITARY: Bronze plaque inscription:
JAN 21 1923 (Cross Image) MAR 13 2013
(Source: FindAGrave)

Friend F. Daugherty was born January 21, 1923, in Proctor [Wetzel, WV], son of the late Charles E. and Ruth Ann Yoho Daugherty. [Died, 13 Mar 2013 at Clarksburg, Harrison Co., WV]

He married [W.] Jean Dent.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Jean; sons, Chuck (Kay) and Danny (Linda) Daugherty; daughter, Ruth (Harley) Jeffries; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and sister, Helen Polen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harold, Ray, George, Lloyd and Clarence Daugherty and sister, Laura Stock.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy.
(Source: Exponent Telegram- 03.17.2013)
(Source: FindAGrave)

BURIAL: Mar 2013, Harrison Co., WV, Floral Hills Memorial Gardens

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 106977224
26 February 2016

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Lehigh Dakan

Leigh Dakan

PARENTS: Ebenezer Dakan and Elizabeth Sheffer

DAKAN - Lehigh DAKAN, a farmer located on section 17, Union Township, moved to the farm on which he now lives in the spring of 1876. His farm consists of one hundred and twenty acres, paying $8.65 per acre. He built a house 22 x 28 feet, with a wing 12 x 16 feet; dug a well, erected out buildings, put up a windmill, and set out an orchard of one hundred trees. He has added to his farm until it now contains two hundred and eighty acres.

Our subject was born March 17, 1840, in Ohio. He is a son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (SHAFFER) DAKAN, who had five children.

Our subject lived at home, until about twenty years of age, when he enlisted in Company E, Thirty-eight Ohio Infantry, and was in the Army of the Cumberland, under Gen. Thomas, and remained in the army until May, 1864. He was in the battles of Mill Spring, Murfreesboro, the siege of Vicksburg and other engagements. He served under his original enlistment until April 4, 1863, and was discharged at St. Louis, Mo., and was then appointed captain of Company K, Mississippi Marine Brigade, by Edwin M. Stanton, then Secretary of War. He served in this capacity until May, 1874, when he was discharged at Vicksburg, Miss.

Upon his return home he went to farming, coming to Harrison County [Iowa] in 1876.

Politically Mr. DAKAN is a Republican, "first, last and all the time."

He was married March 29, 1868 to Adaline LINCOLN, daughter of Thomas and Rachel (KAY) LINCOLN, natives of Ohio, who had seven children.

Mr. and Mrs. Dakan are the parents of four children -- William L., born April 29, 1869; Nellie A., December 22, 1870; Harry L., July 22, 1874, and Pearl, September 27, 1885.
(Source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, page 364, 365)
(Source: FindAGrave)

DEATH: 15 Feb 1909, Logan, Harrison Co., IA, buried in Logan Cemetery.

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 39537107
25 February 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Friend Richmond

Friend Richmond

PARENTS: Nelson Richmond and Mary Abigail Siburt

SPOUSE: Julia Jane Dakan

OCCUPATION: Worked for Fostoria Glass in Moundsville, WV.

MARRIAGE: 13 Feb 1909 at New Martinsville, WV by Adam Siburt.

Friend Richmond died in Glendale hospital [Glen Dale, Marshall Co., WV] at 6:05 this Saturday morning after a long illness. He was born in [Halls Mills] Wetzel county, July 6, 1877, the son of Nelson and Abbie Siburt Richmond.

Surviving are his wife, Janie Dakan Richmond; four sons, James Floyd, Oren and Robert, all of Wheeling, RD 2 and Elmer at home; one daughter, Mrs. Bertha Hill of eastern Fourth street; 14 grandchildren; one sister Mrs. Rachel Batton of Paden City; and many nieces and nephews.

He was a member of the Ash Avenue Church of God.

The body is at the Riggs funeral home. It will be taken Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock to the Ash Avenue Church of God, where service will be held at 2:30. Rev Wyatt Weeks, church pastor, will officiate, and interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville.
(Source: "Moundsville Daily Echo", 6 APR 1957 - Furnished by T. Vernon Anderson)

COMMENT: Not found in the SSDI

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 126575076
24 February 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Julia Jane (Dakan) Richmond

Julia Jane (Dakan) Richmond

PARENTS: Peter Dakan and Jemina Lemasters

AKA: Julia Jane Dakan; Janie Dakan in the obituary of her husband; Julia Jane Dakon.

Daughter of Peter Dakan and Jemima Lemasters. Julia married Friend Richmond in 1909 in Wetzel Co., WV. He predeceased her. Julia was a member of the Ash Avenue Church of God, Moundsville. Surviving are four sons, one daughter, one brother, three sisters, fifteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
(Source: FindAGrave)

Mrs. Julia Jane Dakan Richmond, 75, of 16 Drummond St, Moundsville, died Saturday evening [1 Jan 1966] at Reynolds Memorial Hospital. She was born July 9, 1890, in Wileyville, [Wetzel Co.,] WV, the daughter of the late Peter and Jimima Lemasters Dakan. She was a member of the Ash Avenue Church of God, Moundsville.

Her husband, Friend Richmond, died in 1957.

Surviving are four sons, Rev. James F. of Moundsville, Oren F. and Robert D. both of Glendale Heights, and Elmer , at home; one daughter, Mrs Bertha Hill of Grandview Heights, Moundsville; one brother, James L. of Sonoma, CA, three sisters, Mrs. Edith Harlan of Steelton, WV; and Miss Mary C. Dakan and Mrs. Maude Cacioppo, both of Akron; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Kirby Funeral Home, 118 Grant avenue 7-9 pm this Monday evening.

On Tuesday at 1 pm the remains will be taken to the Ash Avenue Church of God where services will be held at 2 pm with Rev Howard W Rush officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery, New Martinsville.
(Source: "Moundsville Daily Echo", 3 JAN 1966 - Furnished by T. Vernon Anderson)

Individual: Richmond, Julia
Issued in: West Virginia or North Carolina
Birth date: Jul 9, 1890
Death date: Jan 1966
Residence code: West Virginia
[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2 L-Z, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Dec 15, 2000, Internal Ref. #]

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 126575176
23 February 2016

Monday, February 22, 2016

Uriah Talmage Alley

Uriah Talmage Alley

PARENTS: John Alley and Margaret Jane Hennen
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

NAME-CONFLICT: It isn't clear whether his middle name was Talmage or Talmadge.
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

MILITARY: According to Bev Baker and Linda Cunningham Fluharty he was the last Civil War Veteran in West Virginia.
(Source: Bev Baker on the Marshall County, West Virginia History and Genealogy page of Facebook on 21 February 2016)

MILITARY: Bronze plaque inscription:
1847 (Cross Image) 1947
(Source: FindAGrave)

SPOUSE: Husband of Brucie Caroline Clouston Alley

HISTORY: U. T. Alley
Uriah T. (Duck) Alley of Cameron, W.VA., is one of the most active Civil War veterans in Marshall county. He was a member of Company L, Sixth W.Va. Infantry, and took part in several battles of the war.

Mr. Alley’s hobby has always been trading horses. He is 88 years old but he drives his horse and wagon daily, hauling coal and other things. He still likes horses and enjoys trading. He is very popular as he is always jovial and has a word of greeting for his many friends about the streets of Cameron. His friends know him by the name of “Duck” Alley.

He enlisted in August 1864, and was captured by the Confederates November 28th, 1864, at New Creek, VA. He was in Libby Prison four months.
(Source: undated newspaper clipping, with photo, shared on Facebook, 21 February 2016, typed by Richard E. Henthorn)

U.T. "Duck" Alley served in the 6th West Virginia Infantry in the Civil War. Husband of Brucie Caroline Clouston Alley.

Death Claims Uriah T. Alley, West Virginia's Last Civil War Veteran.
Uriah Talmage Alley, 99, West Virginia's last Civil War Veteran, passed away Saturday night at his home on Main Street [Cameron, Marshall Co., WV]. He had retired early in the evening apparently in good health which he had enjoyed for so many years. His death was discovered shortly after midnight by his grandson, Denzel Alley, with whom he made his home.

Known to most of his friends as "Uncle Duck," Mr. Alley lived a very colorful life and until his death he kept his unusually good health and keen memory. For many years he was a dealer in livestock here. When he was past ninety years of age he could mount and ride a horse with the ability of a young man.

Mr. Alley was born in Pine Grove in Wetzel county [VA/WV] and his parents moved to Cameron when he was very young. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the Union Army. He was twice captured by the Confederates and was imprisoned for some time in the Andersonville prison.

He is survived by his son, Wood Alley of this city, a granddaughter and a grandson. He was a member of the Methodist Church with Rev. Paul E. Sutton officiating.

Burial was made in the Cameron cemetery where full military honors were accorded him by members of the four American Legion posts of Marshall County: Cameron Post No. 18, the Earl Francis Post No 3, the A.A. Mountain Post of McMechen and the Blake Brothers Post of Benwood.
(Source: FindAGrave)

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 7932728
22 February 2016

Sunday, February 21, 2016

John Fremont Dakan

John Fremont Dakan

PARENTS: William Dakan and Angeline Texas Ashley

RESIDENCES: Harris Grove, IA; Mitchell Co., KS; Norton Co., KS; Chase Co., NE; Beaver City, NE.

MARRIAGE: Married to Amanda Elizabeth Sorey [prior to Feb 1890] and to Amanda Ellen (Moore) Sorey [17 Sep 1899]

RELATIONSHIP: Amanda Ellen Moore was the widow of William A. Sorey.  William was the brother of Amanda Elizabeth Sorey.  Amanda Elizabeth Sorey was the first wife of John Fremont Dakan. John Fremont Dakan married, second, the widow, Amanda Ellen (Moore) Sorey.
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

John F. Dakan and Amanda [Ellen (Moore)] Sorey
License number 110. Issue date 9/14/1899; Marriage date 9/19/1899.
(Source: The Norton Co, KS Marriage Registration (Book D pg 110))
(Source: FindAGrave)

CHILDREN: John Fremont Dakan and Amanda Elizabeth Sorey had six children.  Three died in infancy.  [From his obituary]
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

John Fremont Daken, son of William and Angeline Dakan was born at Harris Grove, [Harrison Co.,] IA., May 31, 1856 and passed away at the Oxford Hospital [Oxford, Furnas Co., NE] October 2, 1950 at the age of 94 years, four months and two days.

He lived in Iowa until the spring of 1879 when he went to Mitchell county Kansas. Living there a year he returned to Iowa where he lived until April 1886, when he moved to Norton county, Kansas.

He was united in marriage to Miss Amanda Elizabeth Sorey at Blair, Nebr. To this union six children were born. Everett S. living at Baldwin Park, Calif., and Elsie Verna and Homer G. who with three children who died in infancy, preceded him in death.

After living in Norton county for two years Mr. Dakan moved to Chase county, Nebr., where the family lived until Aug. 1893, when he and the family moved to Beaver City, Nebr., which has since been his home.

His first wife passed to the Great Beyond Oct., 2, 1898.

On Sept., 17, 1899 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Amanda Ellen Sorey, formerly Miss Amanda Ellen Moore. To this union six children were born; Thelma Copeland of North Platte; Blanche Irdine Leitner of Traer, Kans., William L. Dakan of Kansas City; Veda Guffy of Fort Morgan, Colo.; Nellie Uehlin of Caldwell, Ida. and Wayne D. Dakan of Sacramento, Calif.
[Note: After the death of his first wife he married the widow (Amanda Ellen Moore Sorey) of his first wife's brother.]

His second wife passed away Sept. 27, 1949 at the family home in Beaver City.

Mr. Dakan united with the Methodist church late in life and was a faithful witness for his Lord to the last. He was a loving father and loved by every one who knew him.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 4 at the Methodist church with Rev. T.E. Smith and Rev. George Goodwin officiating. Mrs. Gene Shafer and Mrs. Irma Fleming sang My Glory on the Cross, Asleep in Jesus and Rock of Ages, accompanied by George Shafer, Jr. Pall bearers were Mearl Shellenbarger, William Boop, C.O. Lamb, Carl Smith, Henry Allen and Byron Courtright. Honorary pallbearers were S.J. Price, W.S. Fleming, O.J. Carr and Will Smith. Interment was made in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
(Source: Times-Tribune, Beaver City, Furnas Co., NE dtd Oct 12, 1950 - shared on FindAGrave by James Moore)
(Source: FindAGrave)

BURIAL: Block 7, Lot 14, Space 2
(Source: FindAGrave)

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 108985780
21 February 2016

Saturday, February 20, 2016

John Wesley Dague

John Wesley Dague

PARENTS: Daniel Dague and Eliza Jane Luke


Dague, John W. 86, retired Marshall County farmer and a resident of Elm Grove for the past 22 years died this morning (Wednesday, August 9, 1939) at 7 o'clock at his home, 110 Center Street, (Wheeling, West Virginia) following on an extended illness.

Mr. Dague was born in Viola, Marshall County, WV, June 16, 1853, a son of Daniel Dague (1814-1882) and Eliza Jane Luke Dague (1815-1888), members of pioneer families of that vicinity. He resided at Viola the greater part of his life and was engaged in farming there for many years. Mr. Dague united with the Sand Hill United Methodist Church when 11 years old and transferred membership to the Elm Grove Methodist Church when he moved to that District.

Surviving are his wife, Hannah [A.] Jones Dague, four children, Miss Carrie M. Dague at home, Mrs. Suzanna Giesler of Barryton, Michigan; George Norman Dague of West Finley, Pennsylvania; Oscar Dague of Lake, Michigan; one sister, Mrs. Laura Jones of West Finley, Pennsylvania; 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Crider Funeral Home. Time for services will be announced later.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Friday afternoon (August 11, 1939) in the Chapel of the Crider (now Kepner) Funeral Home. Rev. A. Coleman Brown, pastor of Elm Grove Methodist Church, Rev. John Q. Myers, pastor of Elm Grove Church of God, and Rev. A. M. Barlow, of Huntington, WVa., former Elm Grove Methodist Church pastor, will officiate. Interment is to follow in Stone Church Cemetery (Elm Grove, Wheeling, WV).
(Source: Obituary in Wheeling News Register, Wheeling, WV, Wednesday, 9 August 1939 page 2 and Thursday, 10 August 1939, page 5. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague. Submitted by James Edward Dague. Found on USGenWeb for Marshall Co., WV)
20 February 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

H. Cecil Dague

H. Cecil Dague

PARENTS: William Shoaf Dague and Maud Anna Crow

Dague, H. Cecil, 67, of Dallas, West Virginia, died Monday [April 8, 1974] at home [Dallas, Marshall Co., WV].

He was born February 1, 1907, a son of William Shoaf Dague and Maud Ann Crow Dague.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Dallas; a retired employee of West Virginia Department of Highway; a veteran of World War II (T Sargent, U.S. Army).

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Isabelle) Davis and Mrs. Mabel Dougherty both of Dallas, and Mrs. Andy (Olive) Whipkey of Bedford, Ohio (later Dallas, WV) three brothers, Ralph of Glen Dale, WV, George of Moundsville, WV and Daniel of Dallas, WV.

Friends received at Fanning Funeral Home, West Alexander, Pennsylvania 2-9 p.m. Tuesday, where services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. Interment in Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, WV.
(Source: Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, WV Tuesday, April 9, 1974 page 4. Additional information from the Headstone at Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, WV. Appropriate corrections by James Edward Dague. Submitted by James Edward Dague. Found on the USGenWeb for Marshall Co., WV)
19 February 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

George Norman Dague

George Norman Dague

PARENTS: John Wesley Dague and Hannah A. Jones

AKA: G. Norman Dague

RESIDENCES: As of Aug 1941, George Norman Dague of West Finley, PA; As of Apr 1943, Norman Dague of West Alexander, PA

OBITUARY: George Norman Dague
Dague, George Norman, 84, of R.D. #2, West Finley, Pennsylvania, died at Washington Manor Rest Home, Washington, PA at 6:45 p.m. Saturday (November 8, 1969). He was born May 5, 1885, in Viola, Marshall County, WV, a son of John Wesley Dague (1853-1939) and Hannah A. Jones Dague (1859-1941). He was a farmer all his life and attended the Dallas Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Alice I. Faubel [may be Fauble] Dague, whom he married July 25, 1908; one son, George Faubel Dague of R. D. 2, West Finley, PA; three daughters, Mrs. Louise Hall of Proctor, WV; Mrs. Marjorie Steadman of Pittsburgh, PA; and Mrs. Estelle Little of R.D. 1, West Alexander, PA; one sister, Mrs. Annie Gieseler, of Barryton, Michigan; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

One son, two brothers, and one sister, preceded him in death.

Friends will be received at Kepner Funeral Home, 107 Key Avenue, Elm Grove (Wheeling) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday were services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. W. D. Winters officiating.

Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery (Sand Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery)
(Source: Obituary in The Wheeling Intelligencer, Wheeling, WV Monday, Nov. 10, 1969. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.)

Individual: Dague, George
Issued in: Pennsylvania
Birth date: May 5, 1885
Death date: Nov 1969
Residence code: Pennsylvania
ZIP Code of last known residence: 15377
Primary location associated with this ZIP Code:
     West Finley, Pennsylvania
[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-K, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Nov 20, 2000, Internal Ref. #]
18 February 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Daniel Franklin Dague

Daniel Franklin Dague

PARENTS: John Wesley Dague and Hannah A. Jones

BIRTH: 2 Apr 1883, Viola Marshall Co. WV

OBITUARY: Rites Wednesday For Daniel Dague
Funeral services for Daniel Dague, 50, well known Marshall County farmer, who died at his home, Viola, WV, yesterday morning [January 29, 1934] at 7 o'clock, will be conducted at the Chapel of the Crider Brothers (now Kepner) Funeral Home, Elm Grove on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o' clock Rev. A. M. Barlow, pastor of the Elm Grove M. E. Church, will officiating and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, WV.

Mr. Dague's death following an extended illness of heart trouble. He was born on the farm on which he died and had spent his entire life near Viola. He was born April 2, 1883. The decedent was a member of the Sand Hill M. E. Church. His parents were John Wesley Dague (1853- 1939) and Hannah A. Jones Dague (1859-1941).

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Dague, his parents, one daughter, Miss Margaret Dague (later Mrs. Harold Koontz) and one son, Charles Woodruff Dague, at home. Two sisters, Miss Carrie M. Dague, instructor at Wheeling High School and Mrs. Susanna Giesler, living in Michigan and two brothers, Oscar Dague of Peters Run and Norman Dague of Sand Hill, also survive.
(Source: Obituary in Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, WV, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 1934 page 2. Appropriate corrections by James Edward Dague. Submitted by James Edward Dague. Found on USGenWeb for Marshall Co., WV)
17 February 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Carrie M. Dague

Carrie M. Dague

PARENTS: John Wesley Dague and Hannah A. Jones

OCCUPATION: School teacher

NEVER_MARRIED: She was single at the time of death

RESEARCHER: She was the author of The History and Genealogy of the Dague Family, 1938.

OBITUARY: Carrie Dague Rites Tuesday - Former Wheeling High School Teacher Died at Elm Grove Home Sunday.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o' clock at the Crider (now Kepner) Funeral Home for Miss Carrie Dague, who died Sunday morning [April 11, 1943] at 10 o' clock at her home, 110 Center Street, Loring Place.

Dr. J. C. Buckley of Elm Grove Methodist Church will conduct the services. Burial will be in Stone Church Cemetery.

Miss Dague, a well known Ohio County educator, had been ill for the past few years and was serious for the past month.

She was born near Viola in Marshall County [WV, November 4, 1881], a daughter of the late John Wesley Dague [June 16, 1853-Aug. 9, 1939] and Hannah A. Jones Dague [July 13, 1859-Aug. 13, 1941], descendants of pioneer Marshall County families.

Miss Dague attended the rural schools in Marshall County and West Liberty College. She took her post graduate work from the University of Pittsburgh, West Virginia University and Columbia University.

She began her teaching career in the Lime Run and Viola schools and later taught in the high schools at Hinton, Clarksburg, and was a member of Wheeling High School faculty when she was forced to retire because of ill health three years ago.

She was a member of the American Federation of Teachers and belonged to the National and State Education Associations.

She was a devout member of Elm Grove Methodist Church and had taught the Golden Links Bible class of the church for the passed several years. She was a member of the Women Society of Christian Service of this organization. She was an active member of the Women Christian Temperance Union and was a charter member of the Wheeling Y.W.C.A.

Surviving are two brothers, Oscar S. Dague of Lake, Michigan; and Norman Dague of West Alexander, Pennsylvania; a sister, Mrs. Anna Gieseler of Berryton, Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held this afternoon [April 13, 1943] at 2 o'clock at Crider Funeral Home, Dr. J. C. Buckley of Elm Grove Methodist Church officiating.

SPECIAL NOTE: She was the author of The History and Genealogy of the Dague Family, 1938.
(Source: Obituary in Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, WV Apr. 12-13, 1943. Ohio County Record of Death, Office of Clerk, County Commission, Wheeling, WV. Appropriate corrections by Mr. H. Stuart Dague and James Edward Dague. Submitted by James Edward Dague. Found on USGenWeb for Marshall Co., WV.)
16 February 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

Jacob H. Carpenter

Jacob H. Carpenter

PARENTS: Henry Carpenter and Lydia Anna Pierce

SPOUSE: Alta E. Carpernter [maiden name]

AKA: Jake

OBITUARY: SUMMERFIELD [OH] --- Jacob H. Carpenter, 82, Summerfield R.D. 1, died at 7 A.M. today (Oct. 22, 1981) at his home following a long illness.

He was born Aug. 22, 1899, in Calais [Monroe Co., OH], the son of the late Henry and Annie Pierce Carpenter.

He was a retired construction worker and farmer, and was a Marion Township trustee for several years.

Mr. Carpenter leaves his wife, Alta; two daughters, Mrs. William (Alberta) Gallagher, Quaker City R.D. 2, Mrs. Girdon (Nova) Stephens, Barnesville R.D. 1; four sons, Edmund Carpenter, Quaker City R.D. 1, Marvin of Canton, Norman of Kenosha, Wis., Randall of Zanesville; 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. One son and three brothers are deceased.

Friends may call Brubach Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Friday. Services will be Saturday at 2 P.M. at the funeral home with Evangelist Michael Davis officiating. Burial will be Calais Cemetery.
(Source: Thursday, 22 Oct. 1981, Jeffersonian, Ohio - furnished by Terry Lee Willis)

Individual: Carpenter, Jacob
Issued in: Ohio
Birth date: Aug 22, 1899
Death date: Oct 1981
Residence code: Ohio
ZIP Code of last known residence: 43788
Primary location associated with this ZIP Code:
     Summerfield, Ohio
[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-K, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Mar 28, 2004, Internal Ref. #]
15 February 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Abel D. Carpenter

Abel D. Carpenter

PARENTS: Vincent Carpenter and Eleanor Dement

SPOUSE: Mary Ann Richeson

Census: 1870, in Monroe Co., OH, Seneca Twp., 104-104
    Abel Carpenter, 22, OH, farmer; Mary Ann, 20, OH, keep house
    Emma F., 2, OH; Louisa, 6/12, OH
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

Census: 1880, in Monroe Co., OH, Seneca Twp., 83/88
    Abel Carpenter, 32, OH OH OH; Mary Ann, 31, OH OH OH
    Emma F., 12, OH OH OH; Louiza, 10, OH OH OH; Laura Bell, 9, OH OH OH
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

Abel D. Carpenter, the subject of this sketch, was born in Seneca township [Monroe Co., OH, 21 Apr 1849] and always resided in that township. He was confined to his bed for eight weeks or more when he began to get weaker and for more then ten days seemed to be drawing closer and closer to the resting place of all the grave.

During his sickness there were several doctors in attendance, Dr. Weber of Lewisville and Dr. Williams of Summerfield. Several days before Mr. Carpenter died the above mentioned doctors accompanied by Dr. Diehl of Lewisville and Dr. Staats of Summerfield concluded to make a surgical operation which they did, but after making this investigation they pronounced the case fatal and the cause cancer, located about the stomach.

In the course of events Abel D. Carpenter died February 27th 1901 [in Monroe Co., OH], and was buried in the beautiful cemetery at Calais. His father and mother are still living, his father is 87 years old. The family of the deceased consists of his wife Mary Ann (Richeson) and three daughters who are married; Emma to Elmer Hannahs; Flora Belle to Charles Hannahs and Lousia to James Wise.

Abel Carpenter was kind and friendly to all and had a wide acquaintance every where; most people in Monroe county knew and he was a hail fellow with everybody and nobody had any real differences as to Abel. He was generous and only the worse to himself if anything. He hade a good faculty of intellect in matters of judgment and on his death bed he called names of many people he would like to see before he died. He had a kindly feeling and pleasant calling of past recollections of pleasant times with his many friends and all the time he was lingering in sickness there was a continual coming and going of friends.

He called all his family about him shortly before he died and in his usual way of conversation told them he would not live much to get and talked to them as a sensible father would about what he would like them to do and what he had fixed in his mind. It was his wish that he might meet them all in Heaven. He expressed his desire that the writer of this sketch should write about him and send it to the THE SPIRIT OF DEMOCRACY to be put in that paper. Now we have done so and though frail as we may have performed the task yet the deceased was known by me for a good many years and all his career was to be sociable and friendly toward all, and like all of us he had his ups and downs and has passed the threshold of this life to join the innumerable throng which moves to that mysterious realm of Heaven where each of shall take his place in the halls of eternity.

The family of the deceased desired to express their thanks to their may friend who so kindly assisted and aided them in their patient care during the time the deceased was confined to his bed.
(Source: Thursday 14 March 1901, Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, OH - furnished by Terry Willis)

RECOLLECTIONS: Reunion Sept 1930
The children and grandchildren of the late Abel [D.] Carpenter [and Mary Ann Richeson] met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Abel Brown on Route 1 and enjoyed their first family reunion.

At noon a sumptuous picnic dinner was served and a most delightful social time was enjoyed by all. It was decided to make the reunion an annual event with the place of the 1931 reunion to be determined later.

Those  present included:
Mr. and Mrs. Brown, [probably daughter, Louisa Julia Carpenter and husband, Abel Brown]

Mr. and Mrs., Will Moore and children, Sylvan, Gerald, Billy and Jack of Bethesda;

Mrs. Laura B. Hannahs, [probably daughter, Laura Belle Carpenter, wife of Charles Wilbur Hannahs]

Mrs. Frank Hayes, [might be, Georgia Belle Hannahs, daughter of Laura Belle Carpenter and Charles Wilbur Hannahs, she married Frank Hayes]

Mrs. William Dewar of Barnesville; [probably daughter, Opal Mary Hannahs, daughter of Laura Belle Carpenter and Charles Wilbur Hannahs, she married William Dewar]

Austin Hannahs of Canton; [probably Austin E. Hannahs, son of Laura Belle Carpenter and Charles Wilbur Hannahs, he married Margaret P. West]

Elmer Wise of Salesville; [probably Elmer Benton wise, son of Louisa Julia Carpenter and James S. Wise, he married Mandy Arastus Pearl Millison]

Mrs. Chester Flutharty and daughter, Betty and [of Sistersville, WV, probably Mary Thelma Johnson and daughter, Betty Lenora Fluharty, her husband was Chester Dewey Fluharty]

Mr. and Mrs. Homer Boyd and daughter Inez, of Sistersville, WV;

Elmer and Virgil Carpenter of Boston;

Forest Hannahs and children, Gerald, Roy, Muriel, and Ruth, [probably Forest Lloyd Hannahs, son of Emma Florence Carpenter and James Elmer Hannahs, he married Emma Florence Carpenter, daughter of Abel D. Carpenter and Mary Ann Richeson]

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hannahs, [might be James Elmer Hannahs and wife, Emma Florence Carpenter]

Mr. and Mrs. Miles Hannahs and children, Frances, Austin and Junior,  [probably, John Miles Hannahs, son of James Elmer Hannahs and Emma Florence Carpenter]

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Carpenter and children, Elvin and Ada, [probably Joseph William Carpenter and Louisa Louise Hannahs]

Ove Hannahs,
Wilbert Goodhart,
Josiah Thomas of Calsis, and
Vera, Charles and Leah Brown.
Abel Carpenter estate, final accounting; administrator, J. F. Hannahs, 19 Nov 1903.
[Note: Comments in brackets by Richard E. Henthorn]
(Furnished by Donnie D. Huggins)
14 February 2016

Saturday, February 13, 2016

John Woodman Carmichael

John Woodman Carmichael

PARENTS: Joshua Carmichael and Nancy Okey

AKA: Woodman, age 1, in 1860 census of Monroe Co., OH

NAME-CONFLICT: Woodman John Carmichael
(Source: FindAGrave)

RESIDENCES: Stafford, Monroe Co., OH and from 1919 Guthrie Center, Guthrie Co., Iowa.

John Woodman Carmichael was born [10 Jan 1859] near Stafford, Ohio, and passed away in Guthrie Center, Iowa at age of 73 years, 17 days [27 Jan 1934]. He was the second son of Joshua and Nancy Okey Carmichael.

On September 9, 1888 he was married with Emma Hall of Washington County, Ohio. To this happy union were born four sons and four daughters. The wife, two daughters and four sons survive, two daughters dying in infancy. Also one sister, Mrs. Martha Wilson, Alliance, Ohio survives. The sons and daughters who mourn the passing of their father are: Mrs. Guy Bosier, Mrs. Guy Beck, Thomas K., William F., and Harry all of Guthrie Center, Iowa, and George, Savannah, Missouri also ten grandchildren and one great grandson. When a young man Mr. Carmichael united with the M.E. church at Stafford, Ohio and was a firm believer to the end.

In 1919, the family moved to Guthrie Center [Iowa] where he has since made his home. (after the death of his mother)

For the past three years he has been an invalid, but was always patient, cheerful and enjoyed so much to visit with friends and neighbors who called to see him.

Funeral services were held Thursday at 2:00 P.M. in the Christian Church, conducted by Rev. Clifford V. Pence, assisted by Rev. Winkleman pastor of the Baptist church. Interment was made in Union Cemetery.
(Source: The Guthrian January 25, 1934, Guthrie Center, Iowa - furnished by Janet Downing)

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 22280717 and 22278711
13 February 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

Vernon F. Cale

Vernon F. Cale

PARENTS: James Cameron Cale and Minnie Belle Yoho

BIRTH: 14 Jan 1914
(Source: SSDI)

RESIDENCES: Huntington, WV

OBITUARY: Parkersburg Methodist Minister Dead at Age 73
The Rev. Vernon F. Cale, 73, of Route 3, Box 5, Parkersburg, [WV], died Tuesday afternoon [10 Nov 1987]  in the Coronary Care Unit of Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born [14 Jan 1914] in Parkersburg [WV], a son of the late James Cameron and Minnie Bell Yoho Cale.  He was an active member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.  He was an ordained United Methodist Minister of the West Virginia Conference serving in Parkersburg, Huntington, W.Va., Romney, W.Va., Buckhannon, W.Va., and Fairmont, W.Va. districts.

He is survived by his wife, Glenna L. Wigal Cale; two daughters, Patricia G. Benson of Parkersburg and Phyllis R. Johnson of Barbourville, W.Va.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Margaret Flesher of Parkersburg and Delores Richards of Washington, W.Va.

Service of Celebration will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lejuene Lewis and the Rev. Lehman Channel officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen South Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kimes Funeral Home from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. today and at the church one hour prior to services.

Pallbearers will be Don Wolfe, Jamie Wolfe, Hubert Custer, Paul Stephens, Wayne Williamson and Warren Joy.
(Sources: The Parkersburg News, Thursday, November 12, 1987, page 2, included photograph - furnished by Denver C. Yoho)

Individual: Cale, Vernon
Issued in: West Virginia
Birth date: Jan 14, 1914
Death date: Nov 10, 1987
ZIP Code of last known residence: 26101
Primary location associated with this ZIP Code:
     Parkersburg, West Virginia
ZIP Code of address where death benefit payment was sent: 26101
Primary location associated with this ZIP Code:
     Parkersburg, West Virginia
[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-K, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Mar 24, 2002, Internal Ref. #]
12 February 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Jesse Ulysses Cain

Jesse Ulysses Cain

PARENTS: James Elden Cain and Mary Ann Haught

AKA: Liss

Name: Jesse Ulysses Cain
Surname: Cain
Given Name: Jesse Ulysses
Nickname: Liss
Sex: M
Birth: 26 Mar 1879 in , Wetzel, WV
Death: 25 Sep 1961 in Folsom, Wetzel, WV
Burial: Stout Cemetery

CENSUS: 1910 Wetzel Co, Grant Distr., #407-411
Ulessas J Cain 31 m1. 5y
Effie 20 m1. 0 ch/ 0 liv

CENSUS: 1920 Wetzel Co., WV, Grant Distr., ED#155, enum. 3 Mar [image 1 of 17], p. 43a, sheet 1a, line 12, #4/4:
Daniel Edgell wm 52 m. WV WV WV laborer, RR
Margaret J. wife wf 51 m. WV WV WV housekeeper
Ellen M. dau wf 22 s. WV WV WV housekeeper
Belsa? dau wf 19 s. occ. none
Sarah dau wf 17 s.
Bonnie O. dau wf 15 s.
Jessie U. Cain b-i-l wm 46 wid. WV WV WV laborer, RR
Letha J. ?? wf 5 s. WV WV WV

CENSUS: 1930 Wetzel Co., WV, Grant Distr., ED#10, enum. Apr. 7/9 [image 4 of 24], p. 110b, sheet 2b, line 93, #39/40:
Jessie U. Cain 51 first m@24 teamster, oilfield
Rhoda wife 25 first m@23
Letha J. dau 16 s.
Harold J. son 3y11m
Hazel E? dau 7m

CEMETERY: Stout Run Cemetery
There are three small graveyards near each other near the railroad track and across the creek on the hill on Stout Run near Folsom. These readings are from all three. Copied by Velma Frazier and published in the Wet zel Co., WV Newsletter.
Cain, Jesse U. 1879 1961
Cain, Rhoda M. 1904 ---- [d/o Link Stout]
Stout, Virginia 1867 1945
Stout, Link 1865 1927
Cain, Norma M. 13 Nov 1895 12 Jan 1906
Cain, Malinda 23 Sep 1853 23 Jul 1899
Cain, Infant d.&d. 23 Jun 1896 i/o W.J.
Cain, Stella 20 Jul 1893 29 Dec 1899
Cain, B.B. 1923 age 34
Cain, Cassa 17 Sep 1840 10 Nov 1892 w/o Anson

Jesse Ulysses Cain - Of Folsom, WV, died at his home 25 Sep 1961 of an apparent heart attack . He was born in Wetzel Co, WV on 26 Mar 1879, a son of Elden and Mary Ann Haught Cain.

Surviving are his wife, Rhoda Stout Cain; two sons, Harold Cain of Richmond, VA; and Clifford Cain of Folsom; four daughters, Mrs. Hazel Dye of Folsom; Mrs. Helen Yankee of Reader , WV; Mrs. Esther McGee of Painesville, OH; and Mrs. Lepha Leasure of Smithfield, WV; three brothers, B. B. Cain of Smithfield; Henry and James Cain, both of Jacksonburg, WV; 12 grandchildren and a great grandson .

He was a member of the Folsom Methodist Church.

Friends were received at the home at Folsom. Services were held in the Folsom Methodist Church. Burial in the Stout Cemetery in charge of Palmer Funeral Home of Pine Grove, WV.
("Wetzel Republican" New Martinsville, WV - 28 Sep 1961 - Tri-County Obituary Collection, Vol. II, by Linda Goddard Stout, 1993, p . 15:)
11 February 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Jacob Baker

Jacob Baker

PARENTS: Andrew Baker and Nancy Stephen

CHURCH_AFFILIATION: United Brethren of Middlebourne, WV

RESIDENCES: Noble Co., OH; Tyler Co., WV

Jacob Baker died about 9 o'clock last Friday night, April 4th, 1919, at the home of his son, Alexander Z. Baker [Middlebourne, Tyler Co., WV], from a complication of ailments incident to old age, in the 72nd year of his age.

He was born on June 1st, 1847, in Noble County, Ohio and came to Tyler county in the early seventies with his parents, Andrew and Nancy Baker, who later moved back to Ohio.

He and Sarah Ann Ash were united in marriage January 30th, 1873 [Tyler Co., WV] to which union seven sons were born, six of whom survive him. They are Charles R., William P., Alexander Z., Andrew H., Leck S., and Martin L. all of whom are well known by our people. One sister, Mrs. Sarah Stephens of Stafford, Ohio, and four brothers, Harmon, Henry, John, and Richard of Noble county, Ohio survive him.

He was a member of the United Brethren church of Middlebourne for a number of years.

He was of jovial and kind disposition, always having a good word to his friends. His death came as a shock to his friends as it was not known that he was sick.

His wife and son, Frederick O. Baker, preceded him in death, Fred having died only last January 19, 1919.

The bereaved sons and relatives have the sympathy of their many friends in their hour of sorrow.

The funeral services were held today, Thursday at 10 a.m. by Rev. W.E. Crawl, his pastor, and the interment at the Henderson cemetery by the side of his wife.

Note: He was in Monroe County - at a location which became Noble County when the county was formed in March 1851.
(Source: Appeared in a Middlebourne, WV newspaper in April 1919 - furnished by Harold Baker)

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Henry Harrison Baker

Henry Harrison Baker

PARENTS: Martin D. Baker and Sarah Jane Farnsworth

MARRIAGE-CONFLICT: Marriage dates of 7 Mar 1843 and 9 Mar 1843 have been listed.

CENSUS: 1860, in Monroe Co., OH, Center Twp., 393/393 (P.O. Woodsfield), page 54, Sheet 58-59, June 1860
    Henry Baker, 36, m. laborer, 260/100, OH
    Mary L., 1, f. OH [out of order, There is a 9 year old, Mary, also listed.
    Who is this person? REH]
    Emily J., 32, f. OH
    Vincent, 16, m. OH; Lucinda, 15, f. OH; Samuel, 13, m. OH
    Sarah E., 11, f. OH; Mary, 9, f. OH; David, 7, m. OH; William, 5, m. OH
    Martin, 2, m. OH
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

CENSUS: 1870, in Monroe Co., OH, Center Twp., 194-192
    Henry H. Baker, 48, OH, farmer; Emily J., 44, OH, keep house
    Samuel K., 22, OH, farm labor; Sarah E., 20, OH, help mother
    Mary M., 18, OH, help mother; David, 16, OH, farm laborer
    William, 14, OH, farm laborer; Jackson, 12, OH, farm laborer
    John Westly, 10, OH, farm laborer; Henry J., 7, OH, school
    Fanny E., 5, OH; Peter D., 2, OH
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

EMIGRATION: Monroe Co., OH to Tyler Co., WV, after the 1870 census and before the 1880 census.

Henry Baker an aged well known citizen of Alma, Tyler County, West Virginia died at his home of old age.  [28 Jul 1908, Alma, Tyler Co., WV]

He was born in Monroe Co., Ohio on 11 Oct 1822.

In May 1843, he married Miss H.J. Hall [Emily Jane Hall, date may have been Abt. 7 Mar 1843] and to this union twelve children were born:
    David Baker of Doddridge Co., West Virginia
    William Baker of Alma, West Virginia
    Jackson Baker of Sancho, West Virginia
    John Baker of Josephs Mills, West Virginia
    H.J. of Sistersville, West Virginia
    Mrs. Sarah Pasco of Alma, West Virginia
    Mrs. Mary Twyman of Ritchie Co., West Virginia
    Mrs. Fanny Clark of Latrobe, Pennsylvania
These 8 survive Henry.

The deceased was a member of the Christian Church.

Funeral services were held at his late home and conducted by Rev. Sutton. Interment in the Pierpoint Cemetery [Centerville, Tyler Co., WV].
(Source: Tyler County Journal, 6 Aug 1908 - furnished by Valerie Kramer)

Monday, February 8, 2016

Evaline (Baker) Richmond

Evaline (Baker) Richmond

AKA: Lena Baker; Evelyn Baker in her obituary.

MARRIAGE: John Russell Richmond, 2 Mar 1884 in Marshall Co., WV

OBITUARY: Evelyn Richmond, 86, Passes Away
Mrs. Evelyn (Baker) Richmond, 86, widow of the late J.R. Richmond, [John Russell Richmond] died at 11:58 pm, Tuesday [29 Dec 1953]in her home on Western avenue, Cameron [Marshall Co., WV] following a lengthy illness.

Friends are being received at Grisells, 805 Fifth street, Moundsville, where funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Friday by Rev Von Allman of the Cameron Christian church. Interment will be in Greenlawn cemetery.

Mrs. Richmond was born on Games Ridge December 6, 1866, daughter of John and Mary Ann Minor Baker. She spent most of her life in and about Moundsville, and had resided in Cameron for 13 years.

Preceded in death by a son, Austin, in 1918 and by her husband in 1926, Mrs. Richmond is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Mayme Clouston of Cameron, Mrs. Letta McCardle of McMechen, Mrs. Lucille Howell of Akron, OH, Mrs. Ethel Plues of Glendale, Mrs Stella High of Weirton; a son, John, of Cambridge, OH; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Wellman of Sherrard and Mrs. Lulu Pettit of Moundsville; two brothers, Joseph Baker, Roberts Ridge, and John Baker of Belmont, OH.

Mrs. Richmond was a member of Moundsville First Christian church.
(Source: "Moundsville Daily Echo", 30 SEP 1953 - Furnished by T. Vernon Anderson)

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Andrew Jackson Baker

Andrew Jackson Baker

PARENTS: George W. Baker and Margaret Reager

OCCUPATION: Andrew Jackson Baker was admitted to the bar in 1855 and entered practice at Winterset, Madison County, Iowa.

BIOGRAPHY:  Andrew Jackson Baker was a veteran of the Civil War, Attorney General of both Missouri and Iowa and author of a book on Constitutional Law. Two of his daughters published books.  He wrote a five page letter to his children in the early 1900s telling of his family.  He tells of the immigrant John Baker and Elizabeth Sullivan and of his descent from them. His mother was Margaret Reager who was born about 1799 and died in 1873 in St. Louis at the home of Andrew Jackson Baker.
(Furnished by Anne Rast)

"Recollections and sketches of notable lawyers and public men of early Iowa belonging to the first and second generations, with anecdotes and incidents illustrative of the times," by Edward Holcomb Stiles, 1836-, Published: Des Moines, Homestead Pub., 1916.

Andrew J. Baker was one of the early lawyers of Appanoose County, who became distinguished. He was born in Marshall County, Virginia, in 1832. The family subsequently, in 1883, removed to Butler County, Ohio, and in 1848, to Burlington, Iowa.

His early education was acquired in the common schools, and at Furman's Academy in Butler County, and after he came to Iowa in Howe's Academy, now the Wesleyan University at Mt. Pleasant. He was a member of the first class formed in that institution. He taught school for two or three years, and then commenced the study of law under and in the office of C.B. Darwin, a distinguished lawyer of Burlington, was admitted to the bar in 1855, and entered the practice at Winterset, Iowa. He there became the law partner of H. J. B. Cummings, afterward a member of Congress from that district, and continued the practice until the commencement of the Civil War.

[At the time of the Civil War] he organized a part of Company E, of the Seventeenth Iowa Infantry and became its First Lieutenant, serving and participating in its different battles until he was obliged to resign on account of disability in 1863. His record as a soldier is an excellent one, distinguished by exalted courage.

At the close of his military service, he removed to and entered upon the practice at Lancaster, Schuyler County, Mo. Prior to the war he was a Democrat in politics, but on the occurrence of that event, he joined the Republicans. In 1868 he was chosen as one of the Presidential electors on the Republican ticket, and in the same year was elected to the Legislature of Missouri, and was recognized as one of its ablest members. He took a leading part in submitting an amendment to the Constitution, repealing what was known as the "iron clad" oath. He was classed as a liberal Republican, and was opposed to the disfranchising amendment to the Constitution.

In 1869 he was elected Attorney-General of the State of Missouri on the ticket headed by B. Gratz Brown, the liberal Republican candidate for Governor. This gave him the title of General, which stuck to him throughout his life. He discharged the duties of that office to the end of the term with signal ability.

In 1875 he removed to Centerville, Iowa, and entered the practice, in partnership with Francis M. Drake, who subsequently became Governor of the State, under the firm name of Baker & Drake. In 1884 he was elected Attorney General of Iowa, and at the end of that term was re-elected. He performed the duties of that high office in a manner highly honorable to himself, and satisfactory to the people.

From the time of his election as Attorney General of the State, he became a resident of Des Moines, forming a partnership with Judge Charles A. Bishop and Alvin A. Haskins.

In 1892 he returned to and resumed the practice at Centerville, in partnership with his son, Clarence A. Baker, where he died in 1911.

He was not only a learned lawyer, but a legal writer of note. He was the author of the "Injunction and Abatement Laws in Iowa," and of "Bakers's Annotated Constitution of the United States."

I became acquainted with him soon after he came to Centerville, which was in my judicial district. His career was a successful one; as beneficial to the commonwealth, as it was honorable to himself. He was rather stout and not above the medium in height, as I recollect him. His integrity was unquestioned and his character without a blemish. He was a man of kindly ways and accommodation disposition.
(Furnished by Anne Rast)

RECOLLECTIONS: Andrew, in a letter he wrote, stated that his mother Margaret's brother, Leonard, married Mary Uhlen Baker, half sister of George Baker.

RESEARCHER: Anne Rast of Longview, TX, a great granddaughter of Andrew Jackson Baker was interested in genealogy and family history.  She shared her information about the Baker family with others.

RESIDENCES: St. Louis, MO in 1873

OBITUARY: In Memoriam Andrew Jackson Baker
Companion Lieut. Andrew J. Baker was born on a farm near the town of Bakersville, [Marshall Co.,] then the State of Virginia, now West Virginia, on June 6th, 1832, and died at Centerville, [Appanoose Co.,] Iowa, on April 23rd, 1911. He was the son of George and Margaret Reager Baker, who, in 1848 migrated to Burlington by wagon, the subject of this article being at that time about sixteen years of age.

Mr. Baker studied law and in 1856 was admitted to the bar at Chariton.

At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted at Mt. Pleasant in Company "E" of the 17th Iowa Infantry and was mustered into the United States service on the 5th of April, 1862, at Keokuk, Iowa, as First Lieutenant of the company. He served in that regiment in its many campaigns, participated in the hard fought Battle of Luka, but in January 1863 he was forced to resign on account of ill health.

He settled at Lancaster, Mo., after the war and was elected Representative from Schuyler county to the Missouri Legislature, and in 1868 was a Grant elector. In 1869 he was elected Attorney General of Missouri and served in that office
for two years.

In 1875, Mr. Baker and his family came to Centerville, Iowa. From January 1883 to January 1889 he served as Attorney General of the State and after the termination of his services as Attorney General, he formed a partnership with Col. E.C. Haynes in the law business and in recent years he has been in partnership with his son, Clarence A. Baker, under the firm name of Baker & Baker.

Mr. Baker is survived by his wife [Sophia Jane Parker, whom he married, 19 Aug 1858 at Winterset, Madison Co., IA] and eight children.

Companion Baker in private life was a faithful and honorable citizen as he had been a sterling soldier. He was industrious, intelligent and capable. He was an unobtrusive man. He had warm personal friends and no enemies. He was a man of exemplary habits and good morals. Companion Baker's memory will ever be respected and his passing away is a great loss to his fellow citizens of southern Iowa and his own city of Centerville where he had lived so many years.

S. H. Harper
Sam'l Mahon
C. W. Vermillion
(Source: Papers of his daughter Ethel Louise Baker - furnished by Anne Rast)
7 February 2016

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Joseph Francis Goddard

Joseph Francis Goddard

PARENTS: David Goddard and Elizabeth Ellender Boughner

BIRTH: 8 Oct 1890, near Proctor, WV
(Source: Ohio Valley Richmonds - Their Kith and Kin, Ethel L. Briggs, 1976, p. 139)

MARRIAGE-DIVORCE: Joseph F. Goddard and Phoebe Pearl Burton were married on 7 Feb 1909 at New Martinsville, WV.  The marriage ended in divorce.
(Source: Ohio Valley Richmonds - Their Kith and Kin, Ethel L. Briggs, 1976, p. 139)

Joseph Francis Goddard, 65, of Youngstown, OH died January 3, 1956 in Glen Dale, [WV].  He was born in [Proctor] Wetzel County, October 8, 1890, the son of David and Elizabeth Bonar Goddard.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Elizabeth Goddard, four sons, Floyd of Canfield, OH, Okey and Dale of Youngstown and Beryl of Cleveland, four daughters, Mrs. Ora Straley and Mrs. Wilma Payne of Youngstown, Mrs. Opal Wormley of Cleveland and Mrs. Erma Randall of Poland, OH, two sisters, Mrs. Leulla [sic] Huggins and Mrs. Levina Huggins of Moundsville, 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
(Source: Wetzel County, WV Obituaries, Volume V, 1996, p. 24, published by Wetzel County Genealogical Society - furnished by Darlene Bacon)

COMMENT: Not found on the SSDI

Friday, February 5, 2016

Friend William Goddard

Friend William Goddard

PARENTS: John Will Goddard and Amanda Belle Cozart

Census: 1910, in Wetzel Co., WV, Proctor Dist., #198-201
    Frances Goddard, 22, m1, 2 years, WV WV WV, farm laborer
    Lizzie, 19, m1, 1/0, WV WV WV
    Friend Goddard, brother, 25, m1, 1 year, WV WV WV, farm laborer
    Celia, sil, 25, m1, 1/1, WV WV WV
    Clyde, nephew, 8/12, WV WV WV

QUESTION: The 1910 census shows Friend Goddard married to Celia.  Others have listed his wife as Harriet Ann Hafer.  Was he married twice?

Friend William Goddard, of Proctor, was born April 8, 1884 [in West Virginia] and departed this life, December 4, 1942, at the age of 58 years, 7 months, and 29 days.  He had been in poor health for several years.

He became a member of the Christian Church, sixteen years ago.

He was united in marriage to Cecelia Hafer on June 13, 1909 and to their union four children were born:  Clarence Melvin Goddard, of Mingo Junction, Ohio; Lawrence Bernard Goddard, of Proctor; one daughter, Golda Mae Cecil, of Proctor.  One son preceded him in death.  Also surviving are four brothers: Clarence Goddard, of Jacksonburg; Francis Goddard, of American Ridge; Russel Goddard of Proctor; Johnnie Goddard, of Martins Ferry, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. John Smith of Clarington, O.; Mrs. Homer Kocher, of Bridgeport, O.; nine grandchildren, one foster daughter, Bernice Kirk, and a host of more distant relatives and many friends.

He was laid to rest in the Goddard Cemetery.
[Hand dated, Dec 1942]
(Source: Wetzel County, WV Obituaries, Volume IV, 1994, p. 30, published by Wetzel County Genealogical Society - furnished by Darlene Bacon)
5 February 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Sarah Margaret (Byers) Highman

Sarah Margaret (Byers) Highman

PARENTS: Abner Byers and Clarissa Collins

Sarah M. Highman, daughter of Abner and Clarissa Collins Byers, was born July 27, 1847 [Ohio] and departed this life March 8, 1935, being at the time of her death 87 years, 7 months and 12 days of age.

She united in marriage to Duncan Highman on April 27, 1865 and immediately went to housekeeping on Conner Ridge [Monroe Co., OH] and lived with her husband and children all her life on the same farm.

To this union were born nine children, eight boys and one girl, whose names are as follows:  Abner, Clarissa, Oliver, David, William, James, Clarence, Hamilton, and Oscar, all of Woodsfield, Route 2.

Two sons, David and William, preceded her in death many years ago.  Her husband also died on May 28, 1907.  Since that time she has still remained at the old home with her two sons James and Clarence who have since taken care of her.

She united with the M.E. Church at Conner Ridge early in life and remained faithful until the end and was always at church when ever her health would permit.

She leaves to mourn her death, seven children; twenty-one grandchildren; thirty-five great grandchildren; one brother, U.S. Byers; two sisters, Deborah Lucas and Isadora Christy besides a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday morning, March 10, by her pastor, Rev. W.A. Weddle assisted by Dwight Christy, in the presence of a large concourse of friends.  Her body was laid to rest in the church cemetery to await the Resurrection Morn.
(Source: Obituaries of Monroe Co., Ohio, Volume 2, compiled by Ruth Dougherty Hogue, p. 11)
4 February 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Julia Ann (Byers) Sloan

Julia Ann Byers

PARENTS: Abner Byers and Mary Ann Jeffers

OBITUARY: Mrs. Julia A. Sloan
This community was shocked by the news of the death of Mrs. Julia Ann Sloan which occurred in a hospital in Wheeling, where she had been taken for treatment.  She had been an invalid for several years and her sufferings were severe at times but she bore them patiently.

The subject of this sketch was the wife of Andrew J. Sloan and the daughter of Abner and Mary A. Jeffers Byers.  She was born Sept. 10, 1867, near Graysville [Monroe Co., OH] and died in a hospital in Wheeling August 6, 1903, being 35 years, 10 months and 26 days of age.

She was united in marriage with Andrew Jackson Sloan, December 20, 1888, to which union were born four children who are left without a mother's care.  She was converted in the year 1887 and united with the M.E. Church at Conners, in which faith she lived until called from sufferings to the "Haven of Rest."

The remains were brought from Wheeling to her late home on the 7th and on the 9th of August at 10:00 o'clock a.m. quite a number of friends and relatives congregated at the home of the deceased to weep with those that weep and pay the last rites of respect to one they loved and honored.

Services were conducted by James Cline at the Conner Church, after which the remains were tenderly borne to the cemetery nearby and there interred to await the resurrection of the just.
(Source: Obituaries of Monroe Co., Ohio, Volume 2, compiled by Ruth Dougherty Hogue, p. 6)
3 February 2016