Presley N. Postlethwait & Safaria Higginbotham

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Husband

Presley N. Postlethwait

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth 24 Aug 1861 Wetzel, West Virginia  
Marriage 14 Apr 1883 Wetzel, West Virginia  [ marriage-license ]
Death 12 Mar 1942 Paden City, Wetzel, West Virginia  [ death-certificate ]
Burial Kirkland Cemetery, Wetzel, West Virginia  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
his Father Nelson Richard Postlethwait, born in Wetzel, WV  (1814-1891)
his Mother Catharine M. Furbee, born in Wetzel, WV  (1820-1907)
Notes about Husband: cause-of-death: Hypostatic pneumonia
Wife

Safaria "Sophia" C. Higginbotham

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth 22 Mar 1867 Wetzel, West Virginia  [ birth-register page 99, 9th line ]
Death 12 Nov 1972 Paden City, Wetzel, West Virginia  (death date/place from West Virginia death-index)
Burial Kirkland Cemetery, Wetzel, West Virginia  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
her Father John W. Higginbotham
her Mother Elizabeth
Notes about Wife:
Children (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source] Spouse
1 M Lloyd Postlethwait b 1884 Wetzel, WV  
d 1896 Wetzel, WV  [ death-register page 62-a, bottom line ]  
2 F Myrtle O. Postlethwait b 17 Aug 1888 Wetzel, WV  [ birth-register page 80-h, 5th line ] (sp. 1888-1967)
m 4 Feb 1911 Wetzel, WV  [ marriage-license page 9 ] William E. Richter
d 4 Mar 1961 Tyler, WV  [ death-certificate ] bur: Greenlawn Mem.
3 F Rosa Postlethwait b 2 Nov 1893 Wetzel, WV  [ birth-register page 80-k, 7th line ]  
d 1895 Wetzel, WV  [ death-register page 62-a, 10th line ]  
4 M Webster Postlethwait b 26 Oct 1896 Wetzel, WV  (birth-date/place from death-cert) (sp. 1902-1980)
m 22 Dec 1923 Wetzel, WV  [ marriage-license page 24 ] Alma Nettie Koerber
d 30 Nov 1934 Paden City, Wetzel, WV  [ death-certificate ] bur: Northview Cem.
5 M Ray Postlethwait b 28 Nov 1899 Wetzel, WV  [ birth-register page 80-n, bottom line ] (sp. 1901-1983)
m 31 Mar 1923 Wetzel, WV  [ marriage-register page 364 ] Icie May Grimm
d 20 Oct 1968 Paden City, Wetzel, WV  [ death-certificate ] bur: Northview Cem
6 M Ferrell E. Postlethwait b 3 Apr 1903 Wetzel, WV  (birth-date from ssdi) (sp. 1910-1975)
m 22 Jul 1930 Wetzel, WV  [ marriage-register page 316 ] Thelma V. Barcus
d Sep 1975 Paden City, Wetzel, WV  (d-date/last-res. from ssdi) bur: Northview Cem.
Notes about Children:

Census Analysis

Head of Household: Presley N. Postlethwait Spouse: Sophia C. Higginbotham
Date / Place of Birth: 1861 / Wetzel, WV Date / Place of Birth: 1867 / Wetzel, WV
Date / Place of Death: 1942 / Wetzel, WV Date / Place of Death: 1972 / Wetzel, WV
Marriage Date / Place: 1883 / Wetzel, WV
1870 ST WV COUNTY: Wetzel Twp Proctor Township Pg# no. 35
10-year-old Presley Posthewait is with his parents, R. N. Posthewait (57, Farmer, $1000/$150, Va) & Catharine (46, Va)
Siblings: Virginia (19), Richard (16), Jane (13), and Nelson (6)
1870 ST WV COUNTY: Wetzel Twp Proctor Township Pg# no. 1
3-year-old Sophia Higginbotham is with her parents, John Higginbotgham (39, Farmer; $2000/$200), Va) & Elizabeth (35, Va)
Siblings: Washington (14), Malinda (12), Arah A. (10), Jefferson (8), and Nimrod (6).
1880 ST WV COUNTY: Wetzel ED ED:104: Proctor District Pg# no. 44
18-year-old Presley Postlethwait is with his parents (Richard N. Postlethwait, 66, Farmer, Va-Va-Va) & Catherine (58, Va-Pa-Pa).
& brother: Nelson (age 15)
1880 ST   COUNTY:   ED   Pg#  
(haven't yet found Sophia's family in the 1880 census)
1900 ST WV COUNTY: Wetzel ED ED:102; Proctor District Pg# Sheet 12B
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Birth mo/year; Occupation / Additional Information
Postlethwait, Presley (hd) 38 WV WV-WV; born Aug 1861; married-17-years; Farmer
", Sophia C. (wife) 33 WV WV-WV; born Mar 1867; married-17-years; 5-children-born / 3-children-living
", Myrtle M. (dau) 11 WV WV-WV; born Aug 1888; attended school 4 months during the year
", Webster (son) 3 WV WV-WV; born Oct 1896
", Ray (son) 6/12 WV WV-WV; born Nov 1899
Lines 59-63; Enum-Dwelling #210; Enum-Family #210; Owns-farm, free-of-mortgage; Farm-Schedule# 188
1910 ST WV COUNTY: Wetzel ED ED:146; Center District; Wileyville Precinct Pg# Sheet 3B
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Postlethwait, Presley N. (hd) 46 WV WV-WV; 1st-marriage; married-27-years; Farmer, General Farm; Emp.
", Sapphire C. (mother*) 43 WV WV-WV; 1st-marriage; married-27-years; 6-children-born / 4-children-living
", Myrtle (dau) 21 WV WV-WV; single; none
", Webster (son) 13 WV WV-WV; Farm Laborer, Home Farm; W.; attended school during the year
",. Ray (son) 10 WV WV-WV; attended school during the year
", Elsie F. (son) 7 WV WV-WV; attended school during the year
Higginbotham, Elizabeth (mother-in-law) 73 WV WV-WV; widow; 9-children-born / 3-children-living
Lines 72-78; Enum-Dwelling #48; Enum-Family #49
1920 ST WV COUNTY: Wetzel ED ED:146; Magnolia District Pg# sh 17A-B
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Postlethwait, Presley (H) 57 WV WV-WV; married; Laborer, Steel Mill; W.
", Catherine S. (wife) 52 WV WV-WV; married
", Webster (son) 23 WV WV-WV; single; Laborer, Tub Factory; W.
", Ray (son) 19 WV WV-WV; single; Packer of Ware, Glass Factory; W.
", Ferrell (son) 16 WV WV-WV; General work, Glass Factory
Sixth Avenue, Second Ward; Lines 48-50 & 51-52; Enum-Dwelling #215; Enum-Family #243
1930 ST WV COUNTY: Wetzel ED ED:52-16 Paden City Pg# Sheet 16B
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Postlethwait, Presley N. (h) 65 WV WV-WV; age-18-when-married; Gen. labor, Glass Factory; W.
", Sofrah K. (wife) 63 WV WV-WV; age-16-when-married; none
", Ferl (son) 26 WV WV-WV; single; Glass Cutter, Glass Factory; W.
Sixth Avenue; Lines 88-90; Enum-Dwelling #356; Enum-Family #383; Owns-home, value $3000.
1940 ST WV COUNTY: Wetzel ED ED:52-16; Paden City Pg# Sheet 9A
Name (Relationship) Age BP Marital-Status; Highest-School-Grade; Residence-in-1935; Additional Information
Postlethwait, P. N. (head) 76 WV married; 8; lived in "Same House" in 1935; Run Layer, Glass Factore; P.W.
", S. C. (wife) 74 WV married; 8; lived in "Same House" in 1935
Lines 1-2; Household #142; Owns-home, value $2,000.

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