Martin Luther Currey & Melvina Norris

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Husband

Martin Luther Currey

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth 19 Aug 1866 Taylor, West Virginia  (birth-register page 54, line 37)
Marriage 1 Jan 1887 Taylor, West Virginia  (marriage-register page 64, line 85)
Death 11 Oct 1911 Taylor, West Virginia  (death-register page , line 36)
Burial  
his Father George Melville Currey (1839-1914)
his Mother Paulina Hustead (1838-1872)
Notes about Martin Luther Currey: cause-of-death: Typhoid Fever at age 45y-1m-22d
Wife

Melvina Norris

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth 4 May 1871 Taylor, West Virginia  (birth-register page 86, line 188)
Death 1 Jul 1944 Bridgeport, Harrison, WV  (death-certificate# 8178)
Burial Benedum Memorial, Bridgeport, Harrison, WV
her Father Taylor B. Norris (1811-1901)
her Mother Mary Jane Williamson (1821-1886)

Notes about Melvina Norris: her given-name was sometimes spelled "Malvina"
After becoming a widow, her 2nd marriage (at age 46) was to Bernard Lee Fowler (who was a widower), on 13 Mar 1918 in 1st Bapt Church, Clarksburg, Harrison, WV (Harrison WV marriage-register page 397). Bernard Fowler died in 1934 (death-certificate# 416).
Widow Melvina's 3rd marriage was to Jacob L. Stutler on 13 Jun 1936 in Grafton, Taylor, WV (marriage-license page 486) marriage license application was in Harrison County. Jacob Stutler died in 1939 (death-certificate #11607)

Children (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source] Spouse
1 M Thurman Currey
"James T."
b 12 Oct 1888 Taylor, WV  (birth-register page 46, line 32)  
m 27 Mar 1910 Taylor, WV  (marriage-register page 15, line 2) Gracie Lou Bell Riley
d 19 May 1947 Clarksburg, Harrison, WV  (death-certificate# 5990) bur: Bridgeport Cem.
2 M (unnamed) Curry b 28 Apr 1889 Taylor, WV  (birth-register page 102, line 56)  
m      
d      
3 M Evert Earl Curry b 26 Apr 1890 Taylor, WV  (birth-register page 110, line 52)  
m      
d 9 May 1961 Parkersburg, Wood, WV  (death-certificate# 7186) bur: Harmony Grove Cem.
4 M Odbert Currey b 1894    
d 17 Jun 1894 Taylor, WV  (death-register page 66, line 25)  
5 F Audra Jane Currey b May 1894 Taylor, WV  (birth-date from 1900 census)  
m     Mr. Shingleton
d      
6 F Bessie Currey b 1 Jun 1898 Taylor, WV  (birth-register page 169, line 51)  
m      
d      
7 M Truman B. Curry b 22 Oct 1900 Taylor, WV  (birth-register page 179, line 46)  
m 7 Oct 1922 Philippi, Barbour, WV  (marriage-license page 178) Lillian B. Bryan
d 24 Mar 1923 Harrison, WV  (death-certificate# 3937)  
8 M Melvin Wayne Currey
aka "Wayne Melvin"
b 31 Jan 1904* Taylor, WV  (birth-register page 6, line 21)  
m 5 Feb 1934 Harrison, WV  (marriage-license page 428) Margaret Goff
d 3 Apr 1938 Bridgeport, Harrison, WV  (death-certificate# 4904)  
9 M Martin Denzil Currey b 18 Jun 1908 Taylor, WV  (delayed certificate of birth #6666)  
m     Charlotte
d 25 Feb 1969 VA Hosp., Clarksburg, Harrison, WV  (death-certificate) bur: Woodlawn Cem.
Notes about Children:
8) Wayne Melvin - birthyear differences (birth-register has 1904; d.c. has 1905)

Census Analysis

Head of Household: Martin Luther Currey Spouse: Melvina Norris
Date / Place of Birth: 1866 / Taylor, WV Date / Place of Birth: 1871 / Taylor, WV
Date / Place of Death: 1911 / Taylor, WV Date / Place of Death:  
Marriage Date / Place: 1887 / Taylor, WV  |  widow Melvina's 2nd marriage in 1918 Harrison, WV
1870 ST WV COUNTY: Taylor Twp Booths Creek Township Pg#  no. 5 
3-yr-old Martin L. Curry is living in the James P. (55) & Mary (50) Curry home.
Other household residents: Joseph M 28, Benjamin G 23, James F 11 and Nancy Goodwin 21.
1880 ST WV COUNTY: Taylor ED Booths Creek District Pg# no. 12
13-yr-old Martin L. Curry is with his parents, James B (65) & Mary (60);
Siblings: James F 21 & Joseph 40 (& nieces & nephews)
1880 ST WV COUNTY: Taylor ED ED:83; Booths Creek District Pg#  3 & 4
9-yr-old Melvina Norris is living with her parents, Taylor B (49) & Mary J. (49);
Siblings: Thornton 24, David 22, Henry 19, Cyrus 18, Henriette 16, Elmore 13, and Luther 11.
1900 ST WV COUNTY: Taylor ED ED:124; Boothscreek District Pg#  124-1B
Name  (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Birth mo/year; Occupation / Additional Information
Currey, Martin L. (head) 33 WV WV-WV; born Aug 1866; married-12-years; Farmer
", Melvina (wife) 29 WV WV-WV; born May 1871; married-12-years; 6-children-born / 4-living
", James T. (son) 11 WV WV-WV; born Oct 1888; attended school 5 months during the year
", Everett E. (son) 10 WV WV-WV; born Apr 1890; attended school 5 months during the year
", Audray (dau) 6 WV WV-WV; born May 1894
", Bessie (dau) 1 WV WV-WV; born June 1898
", Ardions W. (boarder) 28 WV WV-WV; born Mar 1872
Lines 83-89; Enum-Dwelling #21; Enum-Family #21; Owns-farm, free-of-mortgage; Farm-Schedule #21
1910 ST WV COUNTY: Taylor ED ED:129; Booths Creek Magisterial District Pg#  3A & 3B 
Name  (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Curry, Martin L. (head) 43 WV WV-WV; married-22-years; Farmer, General farm
", Melvina (wife) 38 WV WV-WV; married-22-years; 9-children-born / 7-living
",. Audra (dau) 15 WV WV-WV
", Bessie (dau) 11 WV WV-WV; attended school during the year
", Truman B. (son) 9 WV WV-WV; attended school during the year
", Wayne (son) 6 WV WV-WV; attended school during the year
", Martin D. (son) 1 0/12 WV WV-WV
", James T. (son) 21 WV WV-WV; married-0-years; Teacher, Public school
", Grace (dau-in-law) 19 WV WV-WV; married-0-years
Lines 45-50; Enum-Dwelling #66; Enum-Family #66; Owns-farm, free-of-mortgage; Farm-Schedule #55
1920 ST WV COUNTY: Harrison ED ED:80; Simpson District Pg#  4A
Name  (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Fowler, Bernard L. (head) 62 WV WV-WV; married; Painter, general painting
", Melvina (wife) 48 WV WV-WV; married
Curry, Denzil (step-son) 11 WV WV-WV; attended school during the year
Fowler, Ica B. (dau) 43 WV WV-WV; single
Church Street; Lines 12-15; Enum-Dwelling #70; Enum-Family #76; Owns-home, free-of-mortgage
1930 ST WV COUNTY: Harrison ED ED:35; Bridgeport Town Pg#  6A
Name  (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Fowler, B. L. (head) 72 WV WV-WV; age-at-1st-marriage 60 [sic]; Painter, Retired
", Melvina (wife) 58 WV WV-WV; age-at-1st-marriage 47 [sic]
", Wayne (son) 24 WV WV-WV; single; Painter, Houses
", Denzil (son) 21 WV WV-WV; single; Painter, Houses
Grand Avenue; Lines 10-13; Enum-Dwelling #111; Enum-Family #139; Owns-home; (Wayne & Denzil are probably Currey's)
1940 ST WV COUNTY: Harrison ED ED:17-59; Simpson District; Bridgeport Pg#  8A
Name  (Relationship) Age BP Additional Information
Stutler, Melvina (head) 68 WV widow; 8th-grade
Mechanic Street; Line 5 ; Household #161; Rents, $12.00; lived in "Same Place" in 1935.

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