Thursday, March 31, 2016

Elijah Headlee

Elijah Headlee

PARENTS: John Headlee and Lydia Lemley

BIRTH: 12 Mar 1815, Greene Co., PA

AKA: Elijah Headley; Donnie Huggins lists his name as: Eli Headlee

SPOUSE: Mary Delaney

Mr. Elijah Headley died at his home in Perry township, this county [Greene Co., PA], Saturday May 23, 1885; aged about 65 years.

Mr. Headley was a man always highly respected, whom everybody liked, and by his death, his many friends and acquaintance will meet with a severe loss. But few lives would compare with his for uprightness and honor. He had been a consistent member of the M. E. church for many years and died a faithful Christian. His death removes the last of a family of several boys all of whom lived to be useful and successful men. The sorrowing friends have the sympathy of the community.
(Source: Waynesburg Republican, May 26, 1885)
(Source: FindAGrave)

CEMETERY: Headlee Cemetery (2), Perry Twp., Greene Co., PA

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 47648390
31 March 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Mary Margaret (Hartline) Yoho

Mary Margaret (Hartline) Yoho

PARENTS: Jerry Wallace Hartline and Wanda Lillian Zwick

BIRTH: 13 Jan 1930 at home on Georgia Ave., Akron, Summit Co., OH

SPOUSE: Everett Cary Yoho, Sr. married 29 Sep 1946, Akron, Summit Co., OH

RELATIONSHIP: The mother of Mary Margaret Hartline, Wanda Lillian Zwick, was the sister of Allie Pearl Zwick.  Allie Pearl was the mother of researcher, Claude Raymond Burton.

CONFLICT-CEMETERY: Was she buried in Clarington Cemetery, Clarington, OH as listed by Ray Burton or at the East Akron Cemetery, Akron, OH?  Ray got the burial data from her obituary.

Mary M. Yoho, 61 passed away February 9, 1991 [Akron, Summit Co., OH]. She was born in Akron [Summit Co., OH] and a member of the Talmadge Church of Christ.

Mrs Yoho is survived by her husband, Everett [Carey Yoho, Sr.]; daughters, Sheila Eiseman of Kent, Debbie Freeman of Phoenix, Ariz.,Cathy Ann Talley of New Market, Tenn, and Nancy Kenaley of Akron; daughter-in-law Karen Yoho of Houston, Tex.; sisters, Emma Hendrickson of Travis City, Mich., Judy Brown of Ravenna; brother, Jerry Hartline of Barberton; sister-in-law, Doris Dillard of Akron; 12 grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Everett Yoho Jr.

Calling hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, at Rush Funeral Home, Clarington, Ohio. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m at Clarington Cemetery [Monroe Co., OH]. Calvin Schlabach of the Talmadge Church of Christ officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Ronald McDonald House of Akron.
(Furnished by Claude R. Burton)

COMMENT: Not found in the SSDI
30 March 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Rebecca T. (Harbinson) Yoho

Rebecca T. Harbinson

PARENTS: Iven Fleming Harbinson and Eliza Jane Koch

MARRIAGE:  Walter Austin Yoho, married on 27 Feb 1909 in Marshall Co., WV

DEATH: 15 May 1971 in a hospital at Rochester, PA


Mrs. Rebecca T. Yoho 81, of 184 Taylor avenue, Beaver, [Beaver Co.,] Pennsylvania, died this Friday morning [14 May 1971] at Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, Penna., following a period of extended illness.

She was born May 26 1889, in Marshall county, WV, as a member of a prominent pioneer family, the daughter of the late Iven Flemming and Eliza Jane Harbison.

She was a former resident of Moundsville, Monessen and Scottsdale, Penna., and spent the last six years in Beaver, Penn.

She was a member of the Church of Woodland, Woodland, WV.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. James A. (Marcella) Oelashlager, with whom she made her home; two sons, Iven Garner Yoho of Hyattsville, Md., and Wilson A. Yoho of Stuarts Draft, Virginia; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

One daughter, Mrs. Martha Memefee, preceded her in death in 1968.

Friends will be received at the Wilson Funeral Home, 789 Second street, Beaver, Penna., on Saturday from 12:00 noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be conducted Monday morning at 11:00 a.m.

Internment will be in Calvary Methodist cemetery, Graysville, WV on Monday afternoon, with Rev. Arnold Husk in charge of Committal services.
(Furnished by Clarice Stanley)

COMMENT: Not found on the SSDI.
29 March 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Charles Wilbur Hannahs

Charles Wilbur Hannahs

PARENTS: John I. Hannahs and Elizabeth Stevens

EMIGRATION: His parents were not listed in the 1880 census of Monroe Co., OH. They must have moved west by then.

Charles Wilbur Hannahs, 83, died Saturday morning,  January 12, 1957 at his home, 304 South Broadway,  Barnesville [Belmont Co., OH].

Born in Monroe County [OH] on June 17, 1873, he was the son of John and Elizabeth Stevens Hannahs.

His wife, [married, 7 Oct 1895 in Calais, Monroe Co., OH] Laura Belle Carpenter Hannahs, preceded in death in 1951 [24 Sep 1951, Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH].

Surviving are one son Austin Hannahs of the home; one daughter; Mrs. Georgia Eagon of Barnesville; two sisters, Kate Brownfield, of Newcomerstown, and Miss Minnie Hannahs of Columbus; and four brothers, Thurman P. Hannahs and Friend Hannahs of Cambridge; William Hannahs of Newcomerstown and Liston Hannahs of Calais. a daughter, Mrs. Opal Dewar, died in 1956.

Funeral services were held at the Campbell Funeral Home in Barnesville on Monday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. Floyd Workman of the Main Street Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in Crestview Memorial Park [Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH].
(Source: Thursday, 17 Jan 1957, Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio - furnished by Terry Lee Willis)

Friday, March 25, 2016

Charles Glee Hannahs

Charles Glee Hannahs

PARENTS: William Alva Hannahs and Mary C. Richeson

RESIDENCES: As of Jun 1960, living with parents in Newcomerstown, OH

Charles Glee Hannahs, 67, of East Canal Street, Newcomerstown, [Tuscarawas Co., OH] died Wednesday night, October 23, 1963, at 11:45 o'clock in County Memorial Hospital, Coshocton, [Franklin Co., OH].

Born in Calais [Monroe Co., OH], April 21, 1896, he was a son of the late William Alva Hannahs and Mary C. Richeson Hannahs, who survives.

He was a veteran of World War I, serving in a machine gun battalion in the Fifth Division.

Mr. Hannahs was a member of Thomas Montgomery Post No. 431, American Legion.

In addition to his mother, he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Russell Tufford, of Newcomerstown, Route 2 and Mrs. Lewis Fletcher, of St. Petersburg, Florida; and four brothers, Elvin Hannahs of Canton; Paul Hannahs of Newcomerstown; Preston Hannahs and Alva Hannahs both of Newcomerstown Route 1. One brother is deceased.

Funeral services were held in the Ourant Funeral Home, in Newcomerstown on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, with the Rev. O. E. Ghere officiating. Interment was in E. State Street Cemetery at Newcomerstown [Tuscarawas Co., OH].
(Source: 7 Nov 1963, Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, OH - furnished by Terry Lee Willis)

COMMENT: Not found in the SSDI

Thursday, March 24, 2016

James E. Hall

James E. Hall

BIRTH: 23 Jan 1923, Wetzel Co., WV

MARRIAGE: 1942, Roxie Ruth Rine

CEMETERY: Stone Church Cemetery, Elm Grove, Wheeling, WV

OBITUARY: James Hall Died Saturday
James E. Hall, 65, of RD 1, Dallas, [WV] died Saturday in Wheeling Hospital [Wheeling, Ohio Co., WV].

He was a truck driver for Griffith Brothers, Wheeling, and a Protestant.

He was preceded in death by a daughter.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Rine Hall; two sons, Dallas of Triadelphia and Dale of Wheeling; a daughter, Mrs. Keith (Carolyn) Baron of Triadelphia; two brothers, Thomas of Wheeling and Carl of Cameron; three sisters, Mrs. Floyd (Virginia) Henry of Moundsville, Mrs. Paul (Lucy) Boisvert of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Ben (Delores) Lewis of New Martinsville; seven grandchildren; and two step grandchildren.

Services were held at the convenience of the family.  Interment was in Stone Church cemetery, Wheeling [WV].

Arrangements by Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger street, Elm Grove, Wheeling.
(Source: unknown and undated clipping - furnished by Clarice Stanley)

Individual: Hall, James
Issued in: West Virginia
Birth date: Jan 23, 1923
Death date: Nov 5, 1988
ZIP Code of last known residence: 26036
Primary location associated with this ZIP Code:
     Dallas, West Virginia
[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-K, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Nov 29, 2000, Internal Ref. #]
24 March 2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Rachel Matilda (Hafer) Goddard

Rachel Matilda (Hafer) Goddard

PARENTS: Elias Hafer and Sarah J. Morrison

RELATIONSHIP-PARENTS: Rachel Matilda Hafer linked to her parents, Elias Hafer and Sarah J. Morrison, based on the 1870 census of Proctor District, Wetzel Co., WV.

Rachel Matilda Goddard, age 76 years, wife of Moses Goddard of New Martinsville (Route 1), West Virginia, died at her home Monday evening [22 May 1939] at 10 o'clock following an illness of six weeks. The remains were removed to the Wharton Funeral Home and prepared for burial and were returned to her late residence Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services were held on Thursday at 2 o'clock at the Paden Fork Chapel by Rev. R. B. Carver. Burial followed in the Kendall Cemetery.

Mrs. Goddard was born in Proctor District [Wetzel Co., WV, Abt. 1863], the daughter of Elias Hafer [and Sarah J. Morrison].

In addition to her husband [Moses Benton Goddard], she is survived by four sons, Charles Goddard, Wilford Goddard, and Lawrence Goddard of New Martinsville Route 1, and Andy Goddard of Midvale, Ohio. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. One brother, Bruce Hafer, of Jackson county, West Virginia, also survives.
(SOURCE: "Wetzel Democrat", New Martinsville, WV, 1 June 1939 - reprinted in the Tri-County Researcher)
23 March 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Jackson Griffith

Jackson Griffith

Death, the grim monster that is dreaded by all, was again in our midst and once more the funeral took up its solemn march to the white-sheeted nation of the dead, the grave and the silent tomb. Death is always doing his deadly work by robbing us of the sweetest ties of nature which bound us with love and affection. But ties in this world must be severed. Christ the Redeemer of mankind, snapped the jaws of death and delivered us from the grave to the city of Jerusalem, to be with those who have left us. Oh death, where is thy sting! Oh, grave, where is thy victory! The sting of death is sin, but thanks be to God Who giveth us the victory through our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Jackson Griffith was born in Center township, Monroe county, O., August 13, 1818 and spent all his life on the farm adjoining his birthplace.

He died February 14, 1908 [Monroe Co., OH], being at the time of his departure, 89 years, 6 months and 1 day of age. He was the son of William and Mary Griffith and the youngest of ten children. All the other members of the family preceded him to the better world years ago, except one sister, who died Nov. 15, 1907.

He was first married to Mary K. Mobley, April 16, 1844. One child, Mary, was born to this union, who died in her youth.

He married his second wife, Elizabeth Foreman, April 1, 1847. To this union were born two children, Margaret A. and Nancy J., both of whom died in their youth.

On January 9, 1851, at Antioch, he married his third wife, Mary Brownfield. To this union was born one daughter, Hannah S. Griffith, who survives him. His third wife died March 24, 1882.

His fourth and last wife was Mrs. Sarah A. Trigg, whom he married May 13, 1884, whom still survives him.

He was converted in 1853 and united with the Baptist church, which was his choice, in a country schoolhouse near Cranenest creek, being a member of that church for fifty-five years. He was a deacon of the church for the past thirty-five years. He informed the writer that he struck the first blow with his ax toward building the first Baptist church at Neuhart Ridge. He was always faithful to the church, showing a good, Christian character and living a life admired by all who knew him.

He leaves to mourn his departure a loving companion, one daughter, Mrs. Hannah S. Griffith, one step-son, Geo. E. Trigg, three grandchildren, one step-grandson, four great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

On Sunday, February 16, short services were held at his home after which his remains were followed to the Neuhart Baptist church by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends, where the funeral services were held by Rev. W. E. Fletcher, of Jackson ridge, after which his remains were laid to rest in the beautiful Neuhart cemetery to await the resurrection of the just.

There is no death; the stars go down
To rise upon some fairer shore.
And bright in Heaven's jeweled crown
They shine forever more.

There is no death; an angel form
Walks o'er the earth with silent tread.
He bears our best loved ones away
And then we call them dead.

And ever near us though unseen,
The dear immortal spirits tread,
For all the boundless universe
Is life; there is no dead.
[Written by:] A GRANDSON
(Source: Sentinel, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 19, 1908)
(Source: FindAGrave)

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 80928555
22 March 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

Wiley Charles Goudy

Wiley Charles Goudy

PARENTS: Charles Goudy and Mary Belle Henthorn

AKA: Wiley C. Goudy; Willey

CENSUS: Birth month, year and state from 1900 census.

RESIDENCES: As of Sep 1941, New Martinsville, WV, still there as of Jun 1983.

MILITARY: Wiley Charles Goudy served in WWI.  There is a front page article about Albert A. and Frank Estep and Wiley C. Goudy, "Area Man Unfolds Events of 'Big War'" in the Wheeling News-Register of 11 Nov 1988.  They were in Battery F, 314th Field Artillery Regiment, 80th Division.  On 17 Sep 1917, 45 draftees from Wetzel County were photographed on the steps of the Wetzel County Courthouse in New Martinsville, WV before they left for training.
(Newspaper clipping, includes photo of the group of 45 and of Wiley C. Goudy and Albert A. Estep on the same steps in 1988 at the age of 94 years -
furnished by Betty Cronin)

OCCUPATION: After his service he attended mechanic's school and opened a garage in New Martinsville, WV.  He later owned a restaurant and cabins.

RESIDENCES: As of Mar 1994 he was living in the Moundview Nursing Home in Moundsville, WV. In June of 1994 Wiley celebrated his 100th birthday anniversary, making him one of the longest lived persons recorded in the genealogy files of researcher Richard E. Henthorn.

RECOLLECTIONS: I was born in Midcap, Left Hand Fork Proctor Creek, June 28, 1894, one of thirteen children born to Charles and Mary Bell Henthorn Goudy.  The other children were: Louisa E., Earl, George E., John W., Ora L., Bertha J., Mary Etta, Alice, Frederick, Charley, Alton and Norwood.  My brother, Alton, and I live in Wetzel County, [WV].  Fred lives in Ohio county and all the others are deceased.

Charles Goudy was the son of Alexander M. and Eliza Jane Ruckman Goudy.  He had the following brothers and sisters: John, George McClennan, Cordelia, Ida, Rosa J., and an older half brother, James William. Alexander Goudy was born in Washington, PA.  He was the son of John Goudy and had the following brothers and sisters: Robert Miller, Ruth A., Adam, Hershell, James W., Micajah, Mary J., and Sarah.  There were in Monroe Co., OH in 1850.

Mary Bell Henthorn was the daughter of John and Maria Sutton Henthorn.  She had the following brothers and sisters: George, William Clarence, James Madison, Emily J., Martha and Eliza.  John Henthorn's father was also named John and was from Monroe County, OH.

I was in WWI, Battery F, 314th Field Artillery, 80th Division, fighting through France, then serving in the Occupation Forces in German.  I recently donated my Unit picture from Camp Lee, Virginia and Camp Merritt, New Jersey, Welcome Home Unit picture, to the War College Museum, Carlisle Barracks, PA.

After returning from the War, I went to mechanics school and then opened a garage in New Martinsville, [WV].  Later, I had a restaurant and cabins on Route 2.

My wife Ocie Chambers, died young and my son, George, of Moundsville, was raised by my mother.  My son, Charles Ray, was raised by my Aunt Rose Earlewine.

I am retired and live on Fishing Creek.  I enjoy attending Family Reunions and am often the oldest male there. (Source: History of Wetzel County, WV 1983, p. 120 - submitted by W.C. Goudy)

SS Death Index: Willey Goudy; b. 28 Jun 1894; issued: WV; d.  9 May 1995; last place of residence: New Martinsville, WV; zipcode: 26155;

OBITUARY: Centenarian Goudy Dies
Wiley C. Goudy, of Mound View Nursing Home, Moundsville, [WV] formerly of New Martinsville, died Tuesday [9 May 1995]in the home.  He was 101.

He was born June 28 1894, in Proctor [Wetzel Co., WV], a son of the late Charles and Mary Belle Henthorne Goudy.

Goudy was a retired self employed auto dealer, a Protestant and an Army veteran of World War I.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ocea Chambers Goudy [11 Mar 1924 in Marshall Co., WV]; a son, Charles.

Surviving are a son, George of Moundsville; three grandchildren, Keith Goudy of Columbus, Diane Bumgardner of Washington, PA; and Sandra Kay Richmond of Proctor; four great-grandchildren; three great great-granddaughters.

Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Iams Funeral Home, New Martinsville, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Samuel Starling officiating.  Interment in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville.
(Source: hand dated clipping, 9 May 1995 - furnished by Betty Cronin)
21 March 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Ida Mae (Goudy) Butler

Ida Mae (Goudy) Butler

PARENTS: Alexander Mack Goudy and Eliza Jane Ruckman

BORN: 14 Jun 1871 in Wetzel Co., WV

OBITUARY: Butler, (d. 5-5-59) Mrs. Ida M., 87, of Fork Ridge, Marshall County, and widow of George W. Butler, died Tuesday [5 May 1959] in the Reynolds Memorial Hospital [Glen Dale, Marshall Co., WV] after a long illness.

Friends are being received at the Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville, after 4 p.m. today.  The body will lie in state at the Proctor Christian Church on Saturday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at which time services will be held.  Burial will be in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville.
(Furnished and typed by Betty Cronin)

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 133606457
20 March 2016

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Frederick Goudy

Frederick Goudy

PARENTS: Charles Goudy and Mary Belle Henthorn

BIRTH: 24 Jan 1900, Wetzel Co., WV

AKA: Called, Fred

CENSUS: Birth month, year and state from 1900 census.

MARRIAGE: Frederick Goudy and Marie Voorheis were married on 5 Feb 1921 at Moundsville, WV by H.B. Workman.

RESIDENCES: As of Sep 1941, Warwood, WV.

RESIDENCES: Frederick Goudy lived in South Warwood, Wheeling, WV.

OCCUPATION: He was a factory worker at the Ackerman Plant.

COMMENT: He was a small wiry man.

SS Death Index: Fred Goudy; b. 24 Jan 1900; issued: WV; d. Jun 1983;
last place of residence: Wheeling, WV; zipcode: 26003;

OBITUARY: GOUDY, Fred, 83, of the Mound View Nursing Home, Moundsville, died Friday [24 Jun 1983] at the Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale [WV]. He was a former resident of Warwood. He was a member of the Christian Church and was a retired employee for Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Marie Voorheis Goudy, in 1957 [28 May 1957 at Wheeling, Ohio Co., WV].

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs Harry (Wanda) Sine of Glen Dale, Mrs Harold (Mary Louise) Howell of Navarre, Ohio, Mrs Thomas (Carole) West of Navarre and Mrs. Dorothy Simpson of Saginaw, Mich; two brothers, W. C Goudy of New Martinsville and Alton Goudy of Paden City; five grandchildren.

Friends received at the Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, where services will be held Monday at the convenience of the family. Interment in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville.
(Source: unknown - furnished and typed by Betty Cronin)
19 March 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

Austie D. (Gorby) Richmond

Austie D. (Gorby) Richmond

PARENTS: David Gorby and Rebecca Jane Alltop

BIRTH-CONFLICT: Was she born 8 Mar 1899 (Vernon Anderson) or as stated in the obituary, 7 Feb 1899?  FindAGrave lists, 6 Feb 1899 in Marshall Co. WV
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

SPOUSE: Archie Benson Richmond

Mrs. Austie D. Richmond, wife of Archie B. Richmond of Little Grave Creek, died Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock at Glendale hospital, [Glen Dale, Marshall Co., WV] following a long illness.

The body is at the Riggs funeral home, where services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Evangelists Charles Wells and H.H. George, of the Church of Christ will officiate and burial will be in Riverview cemetery.

Mrs. Richmond was born February 7, 1899 [Fish Creek, Marshall Co., WV] a daughter of David and Rebecca Alltop Gorby and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband [Archie Benson Richmond], a daughter, Miss Opal, and five sons, Earl, Raymond, Aldridge and Cecil, all of Moundsville and Harold of Bucyrus, OH; three grandchildren; two brothers, Samuel B. Gorby of Bowman's Ridge, and William Gorby of Moundsville and four sisters, Mrs. Joseph Baker of Roberts Ridge; Mrs. Stella Taylor and Mrs. Allie Darrah of Moundsville and Mrs. Wylie Taylor of Ryans Ridge.
(Source: "Moundsville Daily Echo", 6 DEC 1952 - Furnished by T. Vernon Anderson)

BURIAL: Moundsville, Marshall Co., WV, Riverview Cemetery

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 130360905

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Paul S. Goodridge

Paul S. Goodridge

BIRTH: 28 Aug 1912

OBITUARY: Paul Goodridge
Denver, Colo. -- Paul Goodridge died at 3:10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 [1973] at the Veteran's Hospital in Denver, Colo.  He had been in failing health for the past year and a half.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Crystal [M.] Ice Goodridge, formerly of Weirton [WV]; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Eva Ice, a former Weirton resident, now living in Salem, W.Va.; and his stepson, Ralph (Butch) Taylor, also a former Weirton resident, now living in Denver.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Olinger Funeral Home, 29th St., Denver.
(Source: unnamed and undated newspaper clipping, shared by Cricket Love on Facebook, 12 Jun 2015, typed by Richard E. Henthorn)

BURIAL: Plot Q, 3432, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO
(Source: FindAGrave)

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 3348793

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

John Kenneth Goddard

John Kenneth Goddard

PARENTS: James Francis Goddard and Etta Lemasters

BIRTH: 2 Nov 1927, Wetzel Co., WV

SPOUSE: Name of his first wife is unknown.

PARENTS-MARRIAGE: Son of James Francis Goddard and Etta Mae Lemaster. He married Elizabeth Hager, nee Dingess 10 July 1995 in Ocala, Marion County, Florida.
(Source: FindAGrave)

OCALA [FL] - John Kenneth Goddard, 71, a retired chemical engineer for PPG Industries in Natrium, VV. Va., died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, at Estelle’s Hospice House [Ocala, Marion Co., FL].

A native of Newdale, W. Va.. he moved here from New Martinsville, W. Va., In 1985.

Mr. Goddard was a member of Central Christian Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include a companion, Elizabeth Hager, Ocala; son, Kenneth Ly Goddard, Ocala; daughters, Cathie Robbins, McMechen, W. Va, Linda Muiznieks and Rebecca Goddard, Winchester, Va., sisters, Martha Metis, Proctor, W. Va. and Mary Renner, Garrettsville, Ohio; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
(Source: Forest Lawn Funeral Home provided information, Ocala Star-Banner - May 28, 1999)
(Source: FindAGrave)

BURIAL: Ocala, Marion Co., FL, Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 143566408

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Samuel Godard

Samuel Godard

PARENTS: Jared Nelson Goddard and Martha Garner

BIRTH-DEATH-BURIAL: Born on 12 Jan 1830 in Fish Creek, Marshall Co., VA. Died on 30 Jul 1901 in Red Willow Co., NE [probably in, or near, McCook]. Buried at McCook, Red Willow Co., NE in Memorial Park Cemetery.
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

NAME: He explains in his genealogy letter, below, that from a young man, he dropped one "d" from his surname, while his six sons choose to use the Goddard surname.
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

NAME-CONFLICT: Judge Samuel Goddard [Spelled with the double "dd." Note also, that his first name wasn't "Judge," that's a title.]
(Source: FindAGrave)

CENSUS: #223 Marshall Co 1850
Goddard, Samuel 20 VA, Martha 42 VA, Joshua 18 VA, Mary 13 VA, Rachel 7 VA, Patterson 5 VA
[Note: Martha Goddard was living with her son.  REH]

SPOUSE: Eliza A. Fair, married in 1852. She was the daughter of Conrad Fair and Rebecca Kerns (Karnes).

RESEARCHER: Denver C. Yoho writes:  Samuel Goddard of California submitted a large history of the Goddard and related families on 13 Nov 1899 when he was 69 years of age. His history has been a great help in researching these families. He probably made these records long after he left Virginia and errors have been found in them.

The following brief history is the memories and relationship of myself, Samuel Godard with the Yoho, Garner, Baker, Goddard, Fair, and many other families.

I was born January 13, 1830 on Fish Creek, three miles above its mouth, in Marshall County, Virginia, now West Virginia.

I wish to state that I was personally acquainted with Henry Yoho, herein mentioned, as I boarded at his home three months while going to school when I was about 10 years old.

The old gentleman would tell me Indian stories, till I was afraid to look out of the window.  One story in particular I wish to relate here.

When he was an especial associate of Louis Wetzel, Adam Poe, Simon Gerty [probably spelled, Girty], and other Indian fighters, and had their headquarters at Fort Wheeling, where the city of Wheeling now stands.

He and five other Indian scouts or hunters started from the fort one morning and rode down to Grave Creek, or Moundsville as it is now called, on a hunt for Indians.  They hunted all day and on their return in the evening about 3 or 4 miles above Moundsville, they were attacked by about a dozen Indians.

The man that was riding in front was shot down, and Henry Yoho was next riding a black mare which was shot through the neck and fell with its rider and falling on his foot, held him fast till the Indians got within ten steps of him, the other four men having fled.

All at once, his horse rallied and sprang to her feet and saved her rider.  As the mare rose, several tomahawks flew past Yoho's head, but he escaped unhurt. The old gentleman told many other Indian stories too numerous to mention.

Henry Yoho --- my great-grandfather on my mother's side, was born about 1765.  Raised one son and six daughters, namely---
George Yoho who married Jane Hartley
Polly Yoho who married Joshua Garner (he being my grandfather, on my mother's side.) (and of English descent)
Rachel Yoho who married James Buchanan
Elizabeth Yoho who married James Brown
Rebecca Yoho who married Nicholas Gatts
Nancy Yoho who married Frank Wykert
Margaret Yoho who married David Twible.

Said Henry Yoho had a brother named Peter Yoho and the two brothers married sisters by the name of Baker---
Henry Yoho married Catherine Baker
Peter Yoho married Margaret Baker.

Peter and Margaret Yoho raised six sons, namely---
John Yoho who married don't know
Henry Yoho who married Miss Buchanan
Louis Yoho who married Miss Cooper
Isaac Yoho who married Miss Mason
William Yoho who married don't know
Jacob Yoho who married don't know.

[The above is from page one. Old Samuel Godard then relates the names of many families in the area and then ends with the following words about the Yohos. Written by Richard E. Henthorn.]

[Note: The following is from Page 8, the last page of the letter.  Written by Richard E. Henthorn]
Now whereas my name appears in this history and all of my other business Godard and all the others Goddard except my brother Joshua is this.

When we were young men, there were three Joshua Goddards that spelled their names all alike and so to make a distinction between them and us, we dropped one of the middle d's out and have so signed our names ever since. Nevertheless, my six sons have adopted the old style of spelling the name, but I shall continue to sign my name short one d the balance of my days.

Now as regards the nationality of the Goddard family---would say--from the best information I can gather from all sources, the name Goddard originated in France and the Goddard people emigrated to England and from there to America and settled, I think, in Eastern PA until the days of John Goddard, my great grandfather, who settled in Western, PA, Greene County, as before stated.

In conclusion, I wish to say with reference to the Yoho family, that I have never heard, in all my life - reading or otherwise, the name of Yoho applied to anyone, except in the person of Henry and Peter Yoho, as before mentioned or their descendants.  I think they were of PA German descent.

They settled in an early day on the Ohio River or Fish Creek near the mouth, in Marshall Co., VA, now WV. and most of their posterity have stayed in the same county ever since.

As a rule the Yoho family was industrious good people and rather inclined to be non-migratory.

From the facts that I have understood, there were seventy-two (72) Yoho voters [who] voted in one precinct, twelve miles square, on the same day, in said county.

Respectfully submitted to whom it may concern.

This 13th day of November, 1899.
                                signed    Samuel Godard
(Source: The Samuel Godard piece was furnished to Richard E. Henthorn by Hugh L. Yoho.  There is also a typed copy of the letter by Linda Goddard Stout, dated December 27, 1982, where she stated, "Typed word for word from copy of original letter." A copy of that extraction was shared by Bev Baker on the Wetzel County, WV page of Facebook on 6 Feb 2016.)

BURIAL-NAME: Judge Samuel Goddard
(Source: FindAGrave)

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 81535074
15 March 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016

Eliza A. (Fair) Godard

Eliza A. Fair

PARENTS: Conrad Fair and Rebecca Kern

BIRTH: 13 Mar 1835 in Pennsylvania

RELATIONSHIP: According to Samuel Godard, Susan B. Fair was the sister of his wife, Eliza A. Fair.
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

SPOUSE: Samuel Godard

RELATIONSHIP: Eliza A. Fair was my great grandfather's sister. Samuel represented Frontier & Gosper Counties in the lower house of Nebraska's legislature in the 1890 - 1891 sessions. Both Samuel & Eliza are buried in McCook, Nebraska.
(Written by Lee Price and posted to Wetzel Co., WV page on Facebook, 7 Mar 2016)

DEATH: Mrs. Goddard Died in Lincoln [NE]
Mrs. Eliza Goddard, aged eighty-eight years, died at 8 o'clock yesterday morning [19 Aug 1913] at her home, 612 South Eighteenth street [Lincoln, NE]. The body will be taken at 8 o'clock this morning [20 Aug 1913] to the former home at McCook, Nebraska.

Surviving are six sons: S.T. and D.M. Goddard of Lincoln; S.W. Goddard of Brush, Colo; C.R. Goddard of Sterling, Colo; Charles Goddard of Paris, Texas and H. [sic] Goddard of Tibbetts, Neb.
(Source: Lincoln Journal [Lincoln, NE]. Wed, 20 Aug 1913)
(Source: FindAGrave)

The body [Eliza A. Goddard] arrived in McCook [NE] on No. 1, yesterday afternoon [20 Aug 1913] and funeral services were held by Rev. D.L. McBride in Longview cemetery at three o'clock. The husband of the departed was buried in this cemetery years ago. On Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 21 [1913], the remains of Mrs. Eliza Goddard were buried in Longview cemetery with a brief burial service conducted by D.L. McBride.
[Note: The text in this paragraph doesn't make sense.  Why are there two sentences about the burial?   Wednesday fell on 20 Aug 1913.  Written by Richard E. Henthorn]

Mrs. Goddard was the widow of the late Hon. Samuel Goddard, who represented Frontier and Gosper counties in the lower house of the legislature in the session of 1890-91. They homesteaded near Centerpoint in Frontier county in 1884, and were held in high esteem by all who knew them.

Mr. Goddard died in 1901, [20 Jun 1901] since which time Mrs. Goddard has resided at Arcadia and Lincoln, Neb., dying in the latter city, aged 78 years, 5 mos, and 6 days.

Mr. and Mrs. Goddard were married in 1852 [sic, 15 Sep 1851] and there were born to them six sons all of whom are still living: Squire W. of Brush Colo., Sanford T. and D.M. of Lincoln, Neb., C.C. of Paris, Tex., C.B. of Sterling, Colo. and McLean of Tibbetts, Neb.
(Source: McCook [NE], Thursday 21 August 1913)
(Source: FindAGrave)

CEMETERY-CONFLICT: FindAGrave lists the cemetery as: McCook, Red Willow Co., NE, Memorial Park Cemetery.
(Source: FindAGrave)

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 81535012
14 March 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Ivin Floyd Henthorne

Ivin Floyd Henthorne

PARENTS: Richard Leisington Henthorn and Emma Adelia Mozena

PARENTS-MARRIAGE-OCCUPATION: Son of Richard L. Henthorn and Emma Mozena. Ivan married Lillie Liston on November 20, 1912 in Wetzel Co., WV. Ivan worked as a telegraph operator for B&O Railroad for 25 years.
(Source: FindAGrave)

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

NAME-CONFLICT: Ivan Floyd Henthorn
(Source: FindAGrave)

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 [to Lillian Alice Liston on 20 Nov 1912 in New Martinsville, WV] 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, [Wetzel Co., 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 [North]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[d] 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)

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 124956148
13 March 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Absalom Titus Fair

Absalom Titus Fair

PARENTS: Conrad Fair and Rebecca Kern

Son of Rebecca Kerns and Conrad Fair. Married to Louisa Rogers on 22 May 1862 in Wetzel Co, WV. Died at 95 years 6 months 3 days.
(Source: FindAGrave)

The Fair family lived at Red Mills where Mr Fair later became owner and operator of the general store and the Red Mills which for thirty years was a prosperous center of activity.  During that period, he served as postmaster and for twelve years was county commissioner.  He was a member of the county court at the time the new courthouse was erected in 1900.
(Source: pg 1524 Tri-County Researcher - Furnished by Vernon Anderson)

Absalom Titus Fair, 95 years old, passed away at his home in New Martinsville, W.Va., on Nov. 7, 1938.

Mr. Fair was one of the most prominent businessmen in Wetzel County.

He was born near Glen Easton, Marshall Co, W.Va., on May 8, 1848, a son of Conrad and Rebecca Kernes Fair.

He was united in marriage to Louise Rogers [22 May 1862 in Wetzel Co., WV] and to their union four sons were born: Joseph Fair, Reader, W.Va.; William Fair, dec’d.; Conrad O. Fair, New Martinsville; and Friend Fair, Buffalo, NY.

Mrs. Fair died in 1921.

Two half-brothers, David A. Fair of Adaline, W.Va. and Grant Fair of Bethany, W.Va., also survive, along with 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Interment was in Williams Cemetery in New Martinsville.
(Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W.Va., November 10, 1938 )
(Source: FindAGrave)

DEATH: 95 years, 6 months, 3 days
(Source: FindAGrave)

CEMETERY-CONFLICT: New Martinsville, Wetzel Co., WV, Williams Cemetery
(Source: FindAGrave)

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 38342148
12 March 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

Okey Eller

Okey Eller

PARENTS: Charles A. Eller and Elizabeth Yoho

MARRIAGE: Okey Eller married Gay Ferrell on 17 Oct 1925 in New Martinsville, Wetzel Co., WV (21/392).
(Source: Wetzel Co., WV, Marriage Book 21, page 392)

RESIDENCES: Okey Eller lived at the home place - Home of Charles A. Eller & family. This is located on ridge above Proctor, WV near a place that used to be called Highland.  There was a school there many years ago.
(Furnished by Clarice Stanley)

OBITUARY:  Okey Eller Dies
Okey Eller, 91, of Proctor, [WV], died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1991, in Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, [WV].

He was born July 22, 1900, [Proctor, Wetzel Co., WV] son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Yoho Eller.

He was a retired self-employed farmer, a retired truck driver for the Ohio Power Co., a retired deputy assessor for Wetzel County and a member of the Proctor Christian Disciples of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gay Ferrel Eller; a son, Lemoyne; three brothers; a sister.

Surviving are two sons, Robert of Martinsville and Jack of Proctor; two daughters, Mrs. William (Glenda) Kaufman and Mrs. John (Lorna) Miller, both of Proctor; a brother, Thad of Proctor; three sisters, Mrs. Harry (Neva) Ritz of Moundsville, Mrs. Alfred (Freda) Stewart of Akron, Ohio and Dollie Chambers of Conroe, Texas; 11 grandchildren.

Friends were received at Grisell Funeral Home, Fatcliffe Chapel, New Martinsville, where services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Floyd Richmond and Rev. George Culp.  Interment in Greenlawn Cemetery, New Martinsville, [WV].
(Source:  undated newspaper clipping - furnished by Denver C. Yoho)

REFERENCE: (Found in: World Family Tree, Vol. 7, Tree 4735 - Furnished by Vernon Anderson)

SS Death Index: Okey Eller; b. 22 Jul 1900; issued: WV; d. 10 Dec 1991;
last place of residence:   ; zipcode:      ;
11 March 2016

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Charles A. Eller

Charles A. Eller

PARENTS: Absolam T. Eller and Catherine Yoho

Problem: Was he born in Wetzel Co., or Marshall Co., WV?  Obituary lists, Wetzel Co., WV.  Vernon Anderson lists, Marshall Co., WV.

MARRIAGE: 9 Oct 1897 in Wetzel Co., WV.  He was 27 and she was 20.  Her father, Jackson Yoho gave his consent.
(Source: Wetzel Co., WV, Marriage Book 8, page 312 - furnished by Clarice Stanley)

RELATIONSHIP: Charles A. Eller and his wife, Elizabeth Yoho, were 2nd cousins, 1 generation removed.  Their common ancestor was Peter Yoho.

Problem: Was the date of marriage, 9 Oct 1896 as listed in the obituary or 9 Oct 1897 as listed by Vernon Anderson and Clarice Stanley?

CENSUS: #357-360 Franklin District Marshall Co 1900
Yoho, Jackson head abt 74 wd WV WV WV, Eller, Lizza dau 22 Jun 1877 m3 1/1 WV WV WV,
Charles s-i-l 30 May 1870 m3 WV WV WV, Beryl gson 2 Mar 1898 WV
(Furnished by Vernon Anderson)

Census: 1910, in Wetzel Co., WV, Proctor Dist., #189-196
    Charles Eller, 40, 13 years, WV WV WV, farmer
    Elizabeth, 33, 5/5, WV WV WV
    Berrel, 12, WV WV WV; Oafey, 9, WV WV WV; Yansell, 7, WV WV WV
    Sherman, 5, WV WV WV; Neva, 1 7/12, WV WV WV
    Cassey Marne, 15, niece [Both names probably mispelled, Cassie Maine. REH]

DEATH: Charles A. Eller died of cerebral hemorrhage on 15 May 1938 at Proctor,
Wetzel Co., WV at the age of 68 years, 0 months, 21 days.


OBITUARY: Charles A. Eller of Wetzel County Dies
Charles A. Eller, 68, widely known Wetzel county farmer, died unexpectedly at 5 o'clock Sunday morning [15 May 1938] at his home in Proctor district, [Wetzel Co., WV], on Proctor rural route 1.  He was stricken with apoplexy just after arising from bed Sunday morning.

The body was taken to the Mason funeral home and was returned this afternoon to the late home.  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Antioch Christian church of which he was a member, conducted by Rev. O.G. Mozena.  Burial will be in Antioch cemetery.

Mr. Eller was born in Wetzel county [WV] April 24, 1870.  He was married on October 9, 1896 to Miss Ellen Yoho, who survives him, along with the following sons and daughters:  Buryl Eller of Taylor's Ridge, Mrs. Neva Ritz of Cameron, [WV], Miss Vera Eller of Charleston, Miss Freda Eller of New Martinsville, Okey, Yonsell and Miss Dolly Eller of Proctor, Sherman Eller of Proctor RFD 1, and Thad Eller at home.  Also surviving are the following sisters:  Mrs. Elizabeth Lemons of Cameron, Mrs. Rose Parsons of Moundsville, Mrs. Bessie Kimes of Newark, Ohio, Mrs. Georgia Downs of Hundred, [WV], Mrs. Violet Kerns of Fairmont and Mrs. Eva McCracken of Cameron.
(Source: undated clipping, with typed note, "d. 15 May 1938" - furnished by Denver C. Yoho)
10 March 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Isaac Eugene Eisenbarth

Isaac Eugene Eisenbarth

PARENTS: Casper Eisenbarth and Mary

CENSUS: 1880, in Monroe Co., OH, Jackson Twp., 180/181
Isaac Eisanbarth, OH WRT WRT; Mary 18, w, FRC FRC SWZ
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

Isaac Eugene Eisenbarth, son of Casper and Mary Eisenbarth, was born February 28, 1845 at Duffy, [Monroe Co.,] Ohio. In early infancy he was moved to Hannibal, Ohio where he grew to young manhood.

He was united in marriage November 27, 1879 to Mary E. Griffon. To this union were born eight children, three sons and five daughters, all of whom are living.

He departed this life July 2, 1929, being at the time of his death 84 years, 4 months and 4 days old.

He is survived by his wife and the following children: William, Charles, and Chester, of Sardis, Ohio; Mrs. Charles Twinem, of Steubenville, O., Mrs. Harold Taylor of Bannock, O., Miss Lillian of Cleveland, O.; Mrs. Wesley Riggenbach and Mrs. Olive Burns, of Sardis, Ohio; seventeen grandchildren and three sisters; Mrs. Fred Thonen of Woodsfield, O.; Mrs. Conrad Sal__[unreadable] and Mrs. Geo. Myers, both of Dixon, Illinois; besides a host of other relatives and friends.

He purchased what is now the Eisenbarth home farm in Jackson twp. And with his bride moved to it on March 1, 1880 where he resided until three years ago when he moved to Sardis where he spent the remaining years of his life. He was a good neighbor, being of a pleasant, cheerful disposition and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

He became a member of the Salem Evangelical church in 1881, of which he remained a member until his death. He was laid to rest in the Salem Evangelical church cemetery on July 4 [1929], there to await the resurrection.

Card of Thanks- We desire to thank our friends and neighbors, both the old and new ones, for the help and many kindnesses shown us during the last days and at the time of death of our beloved husband and father. Mrs. Isaac Eisenbarth and Family
(Source: Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 14, 1929)
(Source: FindAGrave)

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 11431536
9 March 2016

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Allen G. Efaw

Allen G. Efaw

PARENTS: Jacob Efaw and Mary Southhard

CHILDREN: 9 children, six boys and one girl living at the time of the death of Allen G. Efaw.
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

OBITUARY: A. G. EFAW DEAD - Pneumonia the Cause of His Unexpected Death Yesterday Morning.
Centerville [IA] people learned with surprise and deep regret yesterday of the death of A. G. Efaw, which occurred at 5:00 o'clock in the morning [26 May 1901, Centerville, IA] at his home on East State street after a short illness with pneumonia fever. Mr. Efaw was janitor at the court house which position he had held for many years and almost everyone in the city knew and respected him for his quiet unassuming ways and his good character. He had formerly been janitor at the First M. E. church and for several years was janitor at the High school when it was located on the square. He had lived here for twenty-three years and previous to his coming to this city was engaged in farming. His wife and several children survive him.

Mr. Efaw had been sick for nearly two weeks but had not been considered dangerously ill. Even Saturday night his family were not alarmed about his condition and his physician thought his patient was doing as well as could be expected.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the family residence and interment will be made in Oakland cemetery. Rev. A. V. Kendrick, pastor of the First M. E. church of which the deceased was a faithful member, will conduct the services. The casket will be open at the home during tomorrow forenoon and those desiring to view the remains are requested to call at that time as the casket will not be open at the funeral service.

Allen G. Efaw was born in Chilicothee, Ross county, Ohio, January 21, 1835. He remained at this place about six years and then moved with his parents to Columbus, Ohio, remaining there seventeen years, and then emigrated to Vermilion county, Indiana, and there lived with his brother, Bennett Efaw, who is now a resident of this city, about six years then moving to Paris, IL., and remained there three years. Then the two brothers moved to Monmouth, IL., and there he married Miss Melissa Jane Parish, February 3, 1867 remaining there until 1873 when he and his family moved to Peoria, IL., where they remained about five years, then moved to Centerville in 1878 and have resided here from that time until his death.

To Mr. and Mrs. Efaw were born nine children of whom six sons and one daughter are living. The sons are: Edward, Fred, Dexter, Senter, Chester and Bennett and the only daughter is Mrs. Addie Mackey, all being residents of this city although Edward and Senter are employed in another state. One of Mr. Efaw's brothers, Bennett Efaw, recently moved to this city from Nuckolls county, Kansas, and his youngest brother, Anderson Efaw, lives in Missouri. His only sister, Mrs. Maria Miller, resides at Monmouth, IL.
(Source: Centerville Daily Citizen, May 27, 1901, Centerville, IA)
(Source: FindAGrave)

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 140113829
8 March 2016

Monday, March 7, 2016

George Boston Eckelberry

George Boston Eckelberry

PARENTS: Valentine Eckelberry, Jr. and Alice Cumberledge

EMIGRATION: The couple came to Virginia from Pennsylvania in 1838.
(Source: Ohio Valley Richmonds - Their Kith and Kin, Ethel L. Briggs, 1976, p. 247)

CENSUS: 1850 Census, 64th District, Wetzel County, Virginia, #37/37
George B. Eclebery, [sic] 39?, Farmer, b PA
Sarah, 41, b PA
Valentine, 15, Farmer, b PA
Margaret, 14, b PA
Richard, 12, b PA
Elizabeth, 10, b VA
Levi, 8, b VA
Delilah, 7, VA
Abram, 5, b VA
(Source: Webpages of Linda Lee (Cunningham) Fluharty)

died at the residence of his son, Richard...near Sheldon post office [Montana] Jan. 31st, 1893.

George B. Eckelberry was born on Sept. 25, 1804 in Green[e] County, Penn. and was married to Miss Sarah Wise of the same place. Soon after their marriage they moved to West Virginia where they resided several years and from there they moved to Minnesota and from there to this valley to live with his son Richard.

Mr. Eckelberry has been a member of the christian church for 45 years. His wife died twelve years ago in West Virginia. Mr. Eckelberry was the father of eight children: three girls and five boys. Two girls and two boys are now living. He had three sons in the late war.

He was only sick four days and said just before his death that he was ready and wanted to die. He has always been a healthy, strong, and vigorous man, in body and mind.

Funeral services were held at the residence of Richard Eckelberry on Friday February 3rd, by Rev. J. M. Eastland. The remains were entered in the Shaw cemetery on the east side
[Inter Lake; 10 Feb 1893; p. 3, c3; submitted by L. Harrington who notes that George was likely not born in 1804 since his father is listed as a single man in 1810 tax lists. Also, George's headstone is in Fairview Cemetery, not Shaw Cemetery; most graves were moved in the 1890's.]
[Credit to:,Geo.B.]
(Source: Webpages of Linda Lee (Cunningham) Fluharty)

CEMETERY: Apparently he was buried in Shaw Cemetery and later moved to Fairview Cemetery, Columbia Falls, Flathead Co., MT where a tombstone was erected. [REH]
7 March 2016

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Walter V. Dulaney

Walter V. Dulaney

PARENTS: Thomas Calvert Dulaney and Lucretia Fox

OBITUARY: Walter Dulaney Dies At 103; Was Oldest Resident
Walter V. Dulaney, 103, Greene County's oldest resident, died at 4:15 p.m. Monday in the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Gutberlet, of 1162 Sixth Street, Waynesburg [Greene Co., PA], where he had resided for several years.

Until he became ill three weeks ago he had enjoyed the good health which permitted him to enjoy regular walks and even - on his 103rd birthday last July 30 - attempt a brief horseback ride.

His zest for life was matched only by his fondness for quoting the Bible and by his belief in the value of knowledge.
"A man's born to learn. I learn something new most every day," he told a reporter on his 102nd birthday.

He firmly believed that adherence to Biblical laws was fundamental to a good life.
"It's a wonderful thing to know Christ," he frequently pointed out.

Mr. Dulaney, who could read without glasses, attributed his long life to hard work, abstinence form liquor and tobacco, and regular eating habits. He was interested in those around him and was a frequent visitor at the nearby Greene County Memorial hospital, where he had many friends among the employees.

He was a son of Thomas [Calvert] and Lucretia Fox Dulaney and was born July 30, 1860 on Shannon Run, in Perry Township [Mount Morris, Greene Co., PA]. Until his retirement, he was a farmer, stock raiser and stock dealer.

His father and mother both died in 1879, leaving seven children, of whom he was one of the oldest.

"We older children had to turn out and support the younger ones," he frequently pointed out. All his brothers and sisters are now dead.

His wife, who died in 1947, was Ida L. Headley [Ida Leah Headlee who he married on 7 Feb 1889 in Green Co., PA] of Perry Township.

He was a lifelong member of the Shannon Run Methodist Church, but became affiliated with the Waynesburg Church of the Nazarene when he moved to Waynesburg in 1955.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary Dulaney and Mrs. Martha Gutberlet, of Waynesburg; four sons, F. Ray of Edensboro, [line missing] David H., of Hemet, Calif., and Forney L., of Spraggs; eight grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.

One son is deceased.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) in the Mariner and Milliken Funeral Home at Waynesburg with Rev. W. H. Miller, Rev. John Duvall and Rev. Elmer McCormick officiating. Burial will follow in the Claughton [Chapel] Cemetery [Whiteley Twp., Greene Co., PA].
(Source: Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown, Greene County, PA)
(Furnished by Kristin Cummins O'Laughlin)
6 March 2016

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Franklin Dulaney

Franklin Dulaney

PARENTS: Thomas Calvert Dulaney and Lucretia Fox

Franklin Dulaney, 84, Mt. Morris R. D. 1, [Mount Morris, Greene Co., PA] died at his home [Greene Co., PA] Friday, March 16, 1951, at 3:30 p.m. following a brief illness. Mr. Dulaney was a well known farmer and stock raiser in Greene County.

He was born in Greene County on October 25, 1866, a son of the late Thomas and Lucretia Fox Dulaney. He had married Victoria Cleavenger. She died in 1945.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Emma) Headlee of Waynesburg and Miss Anna Dulaney, at home; a son, Charles L. of Mt. Morris; two step-daughters, Mrs. Clara Stammler of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Ernest (Ica) Fordyce of Waynesburg; 11 grandchildren, eight grand-children, a sister, Mrs. Addie Lemley of Waynesburg, and two brothers, Walter of Mt. Morris, R. D., and E. L. of Waynesburg.

BURIAL: Mar 1951, Mount Morris, Greene Co., PA, Cedar Grove Cemetery

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 46612598
5 March 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016

Philip Harvey Drum

Philip Harvey Drum

PARENTS: John Beaver Drum and Sarah Piatt (For more information see the Conger file of researcher Richard E. Henthorn)

BIRTH: 14 Jan 1852, Monroe Co., OH

AKA: Harv; Harvey


MARRIAGE: Philip H. Drum and Mary L. Conger were married on 4 Aug 1874 at Monroe Co., OH
(Source: Monroe County, Ohio Marriages 1867-1917, by Cochran  - furnished by Dr. Samuel B. Hackney)

CENSUS: 1880, in Monroe Co., OH, Green Twp., 45/52
    Phillip H. Drum, 28, OH OH OH; Mary L., 22, OH OH OH
    Elwood, 5, OH OH OH; Charles E., OH OH OH
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

HISTORY: The P.H. Drum Family Reunion was held on South High Street Last Sunday.
Following members were in attendance:  Father and Mother; F.E. Drum and sons Cecil and Raymond, Holidays Cove, WV - Clarence Drum and children, Detroit, MI - Gilbert Drum of McFadden, WV - Chas. Drum of Woodsfield - Fred Keylor and children - T.E. Drum and twin babies - Welda Hawkins and children - Guy Roth and children - photographer took pictures.

The older generation of Drums were pioneers of good old Monroe and ranked high as leading citizens of this county.  The generations that have followed have kept the faith, as in this case where P.H. Drum and wife, six of their children and 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren enjoyed a Family Reunion that will long be remembered.
(Source:  Woodsfield, OH paper, no date - furnished by Betty Cronin)

OBITUARY: Philip Harvey Drum
Philip Harvey Drum, known to hundreds of friends as "Harve" died at the home of his son, Elwood Drum on High St., Saturday, March 28th [1931], at the advanced age of 79 years. He had been living retired for several years and was in normal health until a few weeks before his death.

His wife, who was Miss Mary Lenora Conger, preceded him in death on January 8, 1929. He is survived by three sons and three daughters as follows: F. E. Drum and T. E. Drum, of Woodsfield, ; C.E. Drum, of Woodsfield, Route 5; Mrs. Fred Keylor, of Woodsfield; Mrs. W. R. Hawkins, of Detroit; and Mrs. Guy Roth, of Woodsfield Route 5.

There are also four brothers and one sister surviving: David M. Drum and Mrs. Viola Beckett, of Sardis R. 1 ; Eugene Drum, of Ottowa, Kansas; Delbert M. Drum of Woodsfield; and Linza A. Drum of Washington, D.C.

Funeral services were held at the Elwood Drum home on Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. Fleming Cash, of The M.E. Church. of which he had been a member since youth. He was a regular attendant of The Men's Bible Class of The M.E. Church at Woodsfield, members of which served as pall bearers and carried flowers. Minister J. V. A. Traylor, of The Church of Christ assisted with the service.
(Furnished By: Death of P. H. Drum, Published, April 1, 1931, Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson.)
(Source: Monroe County Ohio Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society website)

BURIAL: Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH, Oaklawn Cemetery

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Fernando Elwood Drum

Fernando Elwood Drum

PARENTS: Philip Harvey Drum and Mary Lenore Conger

AKA: According to Betty Cronin he went by Elwood.  Elwood in the 1880 census of Monroe Co., OH.

MARRIAGE: Fernando E. Drum, age 19, son of Philip H. Drum married Catherine Wood on 19 Jan 1894 at Monroe Co., OH.
(Source: Monroe County, Ohio Marriages 1867-1917 - furnished by Dr. Samuel B. Hackney)

RESIDENCES: As of Mar 1931, Woodsfield, OH

OBITUARY: Elwood Drum, 79, Dies at Woodsfield
(Special to The Signal)
WOODSFIELD [OH] -- Elwood Drum, 79, a retired oil field worker, died last night [18 Jan 1954] at the home of a son, Raymond, in Woodsfield [Monroe Co., OH].  [Born, 22 Nov 1874 at Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH]

In addition to the son, he is survived by another son, Gilbert, in California; two brothers, Charles and Tom Drum of Woodsfield, and three sisters, Mrs. Clara Keylor of Woodsfield, Mrs. Arlie Roth of Laings and Mrs. Wilda [sic, Mr. Welda R. whose wife was Minnie L. Drum] Hawkins of Detroit [Michigan].

The body was removed to the Bauer-Turner funeral home.
(Source: FindAGrave) Typed by Richard E. Henthorn

BURIAL: Jan 1954 at Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH, Oaklawn Cemetery

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 137402769

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Nancy (Dougherty) Yoho

Nancy (Dougherty) Yoho

FATHER: Edward Dougherty

Problem:  Was the surname, Daughtery or Dougherty?  The Ancestral File has Nancy Dougherty.

BIRTH-EMIGRATION-QUESTION: Some researchers say Nancy Doughtery was born in Ireland and accompanied her parents to America.  Can this statement be proven? The 1880 census (living with son, Jacob Yoho) lists her birth place as PA and that of her parents as Ireland.  The census records of other of her offspring also list her as born in PA.

MARRIAGE: Abt. 1825, John Yoho

OBITUARY: Mrs. Nancy Yoho, one of Wayne township's [Lawrence Co., PA] oldest inhabitants, died on Friday last [5 Apr 1889 at Chewton, Lawrence Co., PA].

She was the mother of 'Squire Yoho, of Newport, and had reached that good old age of 89 years [born 26 Feb 1800 in Pennsylvania].

She had been a good Christian and a kind mother of a large family.  She had not walked with out the aid of crutches for the past 24 years.
(Source: unknown newspaper, Wampum Correspondence column, hand dated 11 Apr 1889 - furnished by Larry McCullough)
2 March 2016

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Harold Edward Lavalle Donley

Harold Edward Lavalle Donley

BIRTH: Southside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

DEATH: Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

CHRISTENING: Mount Lebanon Presbyterian Church, Mount Lebanon, PA

OCCUPATION: Research Chemist, PPG Industries Research & Development

EDUCATION: Washington & Jefferson College, BA, Chemistry; Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Post graduate study

MARRIAGE: Janice Yvonne Garlock, 4 Oct 1952, Mount Lebanon, Allegheny Co., PA


American Chemical Society, Electro-Chemical Society, and American Association of Chemists.

OBITUARY: Harold E. Donley
Harold E. Donley, a senior research associate at PPG Industries Glass Research Center in Harmar, died yesterday [30 Apr 1985] at Shadyside Hospital following a heart attack. [Born, 3 May 1929 at Southside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA]

Mr. Donley, 55, of 700 10th St., Oakmont, had a 25-year career with PPG Indsutries. He had been awarded 11 U.S. patents and numerous foreign patents for his work on solar-efficient coatings for architectural glass.

He was a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College, where he majored in chemistry. Mr. Donley was listed in Who's Who Among Scientists in the East and was a member of the American Chemical Society, Electro-Chemical Society and the American Association of Chemists.

Surviving are his wife, Janice G. [Janice Yvonne Garlock] Donley; a son, Dr. H. Edward Jr. of Harrisonburg, Va; and two daughters, Susan Kay Donley at home and Cathy D. Chavez of Sharpsburg.

Services and burial, arranged by Thomas D. English Funeral Home in Oakmont, will be private. Friends will be received from 7 to o 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Donley family home in Oakmont.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the National Wildlife Federation, 1412 16th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
(Source: Pittsburgh Press, 1 May 1985 - furnished by Janice Donley)

BURIAL: Oakmont, Allegheny Co., PA, Oakmont-Verona Cemetery