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George William McElfresh & Margaret Ellen Morgan

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Family Group Report

Husband

 George William McElfresh

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth 30 Nov 1845 Marion, West Virginia  (birth-date from death-certificate)
Marriage 11 Mar 1869 Marion, West Virginia  [ marriage-register page 42, line 23 ]
Death 7 Feb 1923 Fairmont, Winfield District, Marion, West Virginia  [ death-certificate #2612 ]
Burial Mount Zion Cemetery, Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
his Father Joshua McElfresh  (1804-1883)  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
his Mother Eleanor Hoult  (1812-1901)  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
Notes about Husband: cause-of-death: Chronic Nephritis / Floating Kidney  (at 77 years of age)
Wife

 Margaret Ellen Morgan

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth Dec 1848 Marion, West Virginia  (birth month and year from 1900 census; and birth year from tombstone)
Death 7 Aug 1928 Fairmont, Winfield District, Marion, West Virginia  [ death-certificate #10409 ]
Burial Mount Zion Cemetery, Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
her Father John Morgan  (1804-1854)  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
her Mother Mary "Polley" Wilson  (1812-1864)  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
Notes about Wife: cause-of-death: Acute Nephritis  (at 79 years of age)
Children (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State [Source] Spouse
1 F Minnie E. McElfresh b 10 Nov 1870 Marion, WV  [ birth-register page 80, line 258 ] [ sp. 1868-1943 d.c.]
m 12 Jan 1896 Marion, WV  [ marriage-license page 208 ] Harry F. Berry
d 19 Mar 1945 Marion, WV  [ death-certificate #2868 ] bur: Mt. Zion Cemetery
2 F Mary Viola McElfresh b 31 Mar 1873 Marion, WV  [ birth-register page 108, line 252 ]  
d 23 Jun 1957 Marion, WV  [ death-certificate #7697 ] bur: Mt. Zion Cemetery
3 F Isadora McElfresh
aka Laura or Dora
b 16 Apr 1876 Marion, WV  [ birth-register page 139, line 269 ] (sp. 1874-1945)
m 29 Jun 1902 Marion, WV  [ marriage-license page 314 ] John E. Prickett
d 28 Sep 1953 Marion, WV  [ death-certificate #11421 ] bur: Meadowdale Cem.
4 F Leona Ethel McElfresh b 6 Sep 1879 Marion, WV  [ birth-register page 174, line 277 ] [ sp. 1873-1960 d.c.]
m 21 Dec 1904 Marion, WV  [ marriage-license page 124 ] Edw. Blackburn Carskadon
d 11 Apr 1954 Kanawha, WV  [ death-certificate #4214 ] bur: Headsville Cem.
5 M Francis Clinton McElfresh b 7 Aug 1883 Marion, WV  [ birth-register page 220, line 334 ] [ sp. 1897-1946 d.c.]
m 30 Jun 1917 Marion, WV  [ marriage-license page 370 ] Margaret Grubb
d 4 Feb 1934 Marion, WV  [ death-certificate #738 ] bur: Mt. Zion Cemetery
6 M Leroy McElfresh b 19 Dec 1886 Marion, WV  [ birth-register page 254, line 278 ]  
d 29 Jan 1887 Marion, WV  [ death-register page 98, line 94 ] bur: Mt. Zion Cemetery*
7 F Gertrude McElfresh b 18 Apr 1893 Marion, WV  [ birth-register page 13, line 178 ] [ sp. 1889-1964 d.c.]
m 12 Aug 1915 Marion, WV  [ marriage-license page 157 ] Ira Elliott Springer
d 31 Mar 1990 (full death-date on tombstone) bur: Mt. Zion Cemetery

Notes about Children:
1) Minnie - the death certificates for both Minnie and her husband, Harry Berry, indicate they were buried in Meadowdale Cemetery, however, their shared tombstone is in Mount Zion Cemetery.

6) Leroy McElfresh - * his tombstone was recorded in the November 1978 Cemetery List (published by the Marion County Genealogical Club), but was not found in 2012 for an updated list. The 1978 list includes full birth and death dates and "son of G. W. & M. E."


Census Analysis

Head of Household:  George W. McElfresh Spouse:  Margaret E. Morgan
Date / Place of Birth:  1845 / Marion, WV Date / Place of Birth:  1848 / Marion, WV
Date / Place of Death:  1923 / Marion, WV Date / Place of Death:  1928 / Marion, WV
Marriage Date / Place:  1869 / Marion, WV
1850 ST VA COUNTY: Marion Twp The Eastern District Pg#     137
4-year-old George W. McElfresh is with his parents, Joshua McElfresh (age 46) and Eleanor (age 38).
Siglings: Rebecca A. (17), Nancy A. (15), Thomas (12), Elizabeth E. (10), Mary C. (7), and James E. (1).
1850 ST VA COUNTY: Marion Twp The Eastern District Pg#  130a & b
1-year-old Margaret Morgan is with her parents, John Morgan (age 46) and Mary (age 39).
Siblings: Cassandra (19), Elizabeth (18), Louisa (16), Perry (13), Alcinda (11), William (9), Mathilda (7), and John (4)
1860 ST VA COUNTY: Marion Twp Third Magisterial District Pg# no. 86
14-year-old George W. McElfresh is with his parents, Joshua McElfresh (age 56) and Eleanor (age 47).
Siblings: Nancy A. (24), Elizabeth E. (19), Mary C. (17), and James E. (10).
1860 ST VA COUNTY: Marion Twp Third Magisterial District Pg#  110 & 111
11-year-old Margaret Morgan is with her mothr, Mary Morgan (age 49).
Siblings: William C. (7), Mathilda (15), John (13), Lydia (9), and James (6).
1870 ST WV COUNTY: Marion Twp Winfield Township Pg#  no. 3
Name Age BP Occupation / Additional Information
McElfresh, Geo. W. 23 Va Coal Miner; Real-Estate value $500; Personal-Estate value $400
", Margaret 21 Va Keeping house
Lines 18-19; Enum-Dwelling #18; Enum-Family #18
1880 ST WV COUNTY: Marion ED ED:93; Winfield District Pg# no. 13
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
McElfresh, - - 34 WV WV-WV; married; Miller
", Margaret (wife) 31 WV WV-WV; married; Keeping House
", Minnie (dau) 9 WV WV-WV; attended school during the year
", Mary O. (dau) 7 WV WV-WV; attended school during the year
", Laura (dau) 4 WV WV-WV
", Leona (dau) 9/12 WV WV-WV; born in Sept
Morgan, Lyda (sis-in-law) 27 WV WV-WV; single
Lines 29-35; Enum-Dwelling #99; Enum-Family #101
1900 ST WV COUNTY: Marion ED ED:64; Winfield Magisterial District Pg# Sheet 12B
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Birth mo/year; Occupation / Additional Information
McElfresh, George W. (hd) 54 WV PA-WV; born Nov 1845; married-31-years; Farmer
", Margaret E. (wife) 51 WV WV-WV; born Dec 1848; married-31-years; 7-children-born / 6-living
", Mary V. (dau) 27 WV WV-WV; born Mar 1873; single
", Laurie I. (dau) 24 WV WV-WV; born Apr 1876; single
", Leona E. (dau) 20 WV WV-WV; born Sep 1879; single
", Francis C. (son) 16 WV WV-WV; born Aug 1883; Farm laborer
", Gertrude (dau) 7 WV WV-WV; born Apr 1893
Lines 56-62; Enum-Dwelling #197; Enum-Family #197; Owns-farm, free-of-mortgage; Farm-Schedule #168
1910 ST WV COUNTY: Marion ED ED:76; Winfield Magisterial District Pg# Sh 7A &B
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
McElfresh, George W. (hd) 64 WV PA-WV; 1st-marriage; married-41-years; none
", Margaret E. (wife) 61 WV WV-WV; 1st-marriage; married-41-years; 7-children-born / 6-living
", Mary V. (dau) 36 WV WV-WV; single; School teaching, Public School; W.
", Gertrude (dau) 16 WV WV-WV; single; attended school during the year
Lines 50 & 51-53; Enum-Dwelling #130; Enum-Family #129; Owns-farm, free-of-mortgage; Farm-Schedule #123
1920 ST WV COUNTY: Marion ED ED:43; Winfield District Pg# Sheet 9A
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
McElfresh, G. W. (head) 74 WV PA-WV; married; Farmer, General farm; O.A.
", Margaret E. (wife) 71 WV WV-WV
Lines 18-19; Enum-Dwelling #174; Enum-Family #178; Owns-farm, free-of-mortgage; Farm-Schedule #154

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