Calvin Lee V. Silmon & Mary C. Reed

Family Group Report and Census Analysis

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Family Group Report

Husband

 Calvin Lee V. Silmon

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth 25 Mar 1855* Barbour County, West Virginia  (birth county from marriage-register)
Marriage 19 Aug 1874 Taylor, West Virginia  [ marriage-register page 123, 8th record ]
Death 7 Feb 1928 Grafton, Taylor, West Virginia  [ death-certificate #2691 ]
Burial Abram Smith Cemetery, Pruntytown, Taylor, West Virginia  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
his Father Elsie Silmon  (born in WV)
his Mother Celia McCormick  (1823-1899)  [ Taylor, WV Infirmary & Death Register, line 11 ]
Notes about Husband: cause-of-death: Organic Heart / Brights Disease (at age 70y-10m-12d)
Birth-year difference: 1855 on tombstone, 1855 on 1900 census; 1857 on death-certificate.
Wife

 Mary "Mollie" Catherine Reed

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth 29 Mar 1855* Taylor, West Virginia  (birth county from marriage-register)
Death 29 Sep 1932 Grafton, Taylor, West Virginia  [ death-certificate #12680 ]
Burial Abram Smith Cemetery, Pruntytown, Taylor, West Virginia  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
her Father  
her Mother  
Notes about Wife: cause-of-death: Arterio Schlerosis
Birth-year difference: 1855 on tombstone, 1855 on 1900 census; 1851 on death-certificate.
The 1900 and 1910 census years indicate there were 8 children born to Mary Silmon with 2 children living in 1900 (Emma and Lenora).
Children (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source] Spouse
1 F Lenora Silmon b 22 Sep 1874 Taylor, WV  [ birth-register page 109, line 330 ] (sp. 1867-1909)
m 25 May 1895 Taylor, WV  [ marriage-register page 128, line 40 ] John R. Burge
d 3 Apr 1958 Taylor, WV  [ death-certificate #5744 ] bur: Bluemont Cemetery
2 F Maggie B. Silmon
"Margaret"
b 29 Feb 1876* Taylor, WV  [ birth-register page 125, line 283 ]  
d 29 Jun 1891* Taylor, WV  [ death-register page 53, line 149 ] bur: Abram Smith Cem.
3 M Walter Scott Silmon b 14 Jun 1877 Taylor, WV  [ birth-register page 9, line 300 ]  
d 1 Nov 1894* Taylor, WV  [ death-register page 68, line 102 ] bur: Abram Smith Cem.
4 M William Silmon b 1879 Taylor, WV  (age 7/12 on 1880 census)  
d      
5 M Charles H. Silmon b 20 Oct 1879 (birth date from tombstone)  
d 2 Jul 1889 (death date from tombstone) bur: Abram Smith Cem.
6 F Minnie G. Silmon b 20 Oct 1879 Taylor, WV    (birth-date from tombstone)  
d 14 Jun 1882* Taylor, WV  [ death-register page 22, line 100 ]  
7 F Stella G. Silmon b 20 Apr 1885* Taylor, WV  [ birth-register page 77, line 258 ]  
d 24 Oct 1876* (death date from tombstone) bur: Abram Smith Cem.
8 F Emma Silmon b Nov 1888 Taylor, WV  (birth month & year from 1900 census)  
m      
d      
9 F Sidney Silmon b 14 Feb 1889 (birth date from tombstone  
d 28 Mar 1889 (death date from tombstone) bur: Abram Smith Cem.
Notes about Children:
2) Maggie B. - birth day difference: 29 Feb 1876 on birth-register; 28 Feb 1876 on tombstone
     Maggie B. - death date difference: 29 Jun 1890 on death-register; 30 Jun 1891 on tombstone

3) Walter S. - death date difference: 1 Nov 1894 on death-register; 14 Nov 1895 on tombstone

4) William Silmon - is listed on the 1880 census as age 7/12, the same age as Minnie. However, there is no tombstone for him in the Abram Smith Cemetery with his siblings and there is one for Charles H. with the same birth-date as Minnie. Probably William on the 1880 census is Charles H. making a total of 8 children born to Mary.

6) Minnie G. - death date difference: 14 Jun 1882 on death-register; 23 Apr 1882 on tombstone

7) Stella G. - birth date difference: 20 Apr 1885 on birth-register; 21 Apr 1875 on tombstone.
     (If she was born in Apr 1875, that would be just 7 months after Lenora's birth of Sep 1874)
     Stella G. - death-date on tombstone is 24 Oct 1876 but since she was born in 1885, this is probably 1886.


Census Analysis

Head of Household:  Calvin Lee Silmon Spouse:  Mary Catherine Reed
Date / Place of Birth:  1855 / Barbour, WV Date / Place of Birth:  1855 / Taylor, WV
Date / Place of Death:  1928 / Taylor, WV Date / Place of Death:  1932 / Taylor, WV
Marriage Date / Place:  1874 / Taylor, WV
1880 ST WV COUNTY: Taylor ED ED:83; Booth's Creek District Pg# no. 14
Name Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Silman, Calvin 26 WV (blank)-WV; Laborer
", Mary (wife) 27 WV WV-WV; Keeping house
", Lenora (dau) 6 WV WV-WV
", Margaret (dau) 4 WV WV-WV
", Scott (son) 3 WV WV-WV
", William (son) 7/12 WV WV-WV
", Minnie (dau) 7/12 WV WV-WV
Lines 1-7; Enum-Dwelling #110; Enum-Family #114
1900 ST WV COUNTY: Taylor ED ED:126; Fetterman Town Pg# 2B & 3A
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Birth mo/year; Occupation / Additional Information
Silmon, Calvin (head) 45 WV Ireland-WV; born Mar 1855; married-26-years; Farmer
", Mary C. (wife) 45 WV WV-WV; born Mar 1855; married-26-years; 8-children-born / 2-living
", Emma (dau) 11 WV WV-WV; born Nov 1888; attended school 7 months during the year
Burge, Nora L. (dau) 23 WV WV-WV; born Sept 1876; widow; 3-children-born / 3-living
", Lilian G. (dau) 4 WV OH-WV; born Nov 1895
", Scottie (dau) 2 WV OH-WV; born June 1897
", Hazel L. (dau) 7/12 WV OH-WV; born Oct 1899
Lines 97-100 & 1-3; Enum-Dwelling #45; Enum-Family #45; Owns-home, mortgaged; Farm-Schedule #1
The 3 children of widow Nora are marked as "dau" - - they are grand-daughters of the head-of-household.
1910 ST WV COUNTY: Taylor ED ED:135; Grafton, 1st Ward Pg# Sheet 6A
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Silmon, Calvin L. (head) 54 WV WV-WV; 1st-marriage; married-35-years; Wagon Driver, Brewery; W.
", Mary C. (wife) 57 WV WV-WV; 1st-marriage; married-35-years; 8-children-born / 2-living
721 West Washington Street; Lines 43-44; Enum-Dwelling #126; Enum-Family #128; Owns-home, free-of-mortgage
1920 ST WV COUNTY: Taylor ED ED:126; Grafton City, 1st Ward Pg# Sheet 8A
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Silman, C. L. (head) 62 WV WV-WV; married; Teamster, on Road; W.
", Mary K. (wife) 64 WV WV-WV; married
721 West Washington Street; Lines 38-39; Enum-Dwelling #157; Enum-Family #178; Owns-home, free-of-mortgage
1930 ST WV COUNTY: Taylor ED ED:46-6; Grafton, 1st Ward Pg# Sheet 4A
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Silmon, Mary K. (head) 74 WV WV-WV; widow
Burge, Lenora (dau) 53 WV WV-WV; widow
", Howard C. (gr-son) 26 WV OH-WV; single; Brakeman, Steam railroad; W.
721 West Washington Street; Lines 14-16; Enum-Dwelling #73; Enum-Family #73; Owns-home, $3,000.

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