William Henry Whorton & Sarah Ellen Smith

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Family Group Report

Husband

William Henry Whorton

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth 6 Apr 1854* Ohio County, West Virginia  (birth-date from death-certificate, birth-place from marriage-license)
Marriage 19 Nov 1875 Wetzel, West Virginia  [ marriage-license page 213 ]
Death 14 Sep 1923 Moundsville, Marshall, West Virginia  [ death-certificate ]
Burial Greenlawn Cemetery, Moundsville, Marshall, West Virginia  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
his Father Thompson Whorton  (1807-1885); buried in Moore Cemetery, Proctor, Wetzel, WV
his Mother Lucinda Butler (1821-1898)
Notes about Husband: cause-of-death: Heart Failure due to acute dilatation & mitral insufficiency / Chronic Gastritis
(alternate surname spelling: Wharton / Horton)
* Birth-year difference: 1851 on death-certificate; 1854 on tombstone; 1854 on 1900-census
Wife

Sarah Ellen Smith

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth 3 Jun 1854 Wetzel, West Virginia  (birth-date from death-certificate, birth-place from marriage-license)
Death 2 Dec 1935 Moundsville, Marshall, West Virginia  [ death-certificate ]
Burial Greenlawn Cemetery, Moundsville, Marshall, West Virginia  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
her Father Samuel Smith  (1827-1916)
her Mother Rachel Trader  (1828-1900)
Notes about Wife: cause-of-death: Diabetes / Paralysis, right side
Children (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source] Spouse
1 M William Oliver Whorton b 3 Mar 1877 Proctor, Wetzel, WV (birth-dt/place from death-cert) [ sp. d.c. 1880-1962 ]
m 16 May 1897 Wetzel, WV  [ mar-license, pg 213 ] Almira Young
d 4 Sep 1944 Barbour, WV  [ death-certificate ] bur: IOOF, Enterprise
2 M Charles Leonard Whorton b 3 Oct 1878* Proctor, Wetzel, WV  (birth-date from WW2-draft-reg)  
m 13 Nov 1906 Taylor, WV  [ mar-register, pg 4, line 41 ] Jessie Bell Whyde
d 4 Sep 1944 Belpre, Rockland, Washington, Ohio  
3 F Cora Lucinda Whorton b 19 Sep 1880 WV  (birth-date from death-certificate) (sp. 1864-1942)
m 1904   John Edward Fink
d 8 Apr 1938 Marshall, WV  [ death-certificate ]  
4 M Theodore Whorton b 9 Feb 1884 Wetzel, WV (b-dt/place from WW1 & WW2 draft-reg)  
m 14 May 1910 Wetzel, WV  [ marriage-license page 396 ] Eveline Kirkhart
d 27 Dec 1942 Marshall, WV  [ death-certificate ] bur: Greenlawn Cem.
5 M Calvert C. Whorton b 25 May 1885 Wetzel County, WV  [ birth-reg page 25, 3rd row ]  
d   (Calvert is not on the 1900 census w/family)  
6 M John Whorton b 11 Dec 1885 Wetzel, WV  (birth-date from WW1 & WW2 draft-reg) (sp. 1886-1976)
m 22 Oct 1907 Marshall, WV  [ marriage-license page 343 ] Lillian "Leila" Howard
d 29 Mar 1957 Moundsville, Marshall, WV  [ death-certificate ] bur: Halcyon Hills
7 F Mary Jane Whorton b 22 Feb 1888 Green, Wetzel, WV  [ birth-reg page 25, 5th row ]  
m 29 Oct 1904 Wetzel, WV  [ marriage-license page 73 ] Walter Thomas Gilmore
d 9 Jan 1935 Moundsville, Marshall, WV  [ death-certificate ] bur: Fairview Cem.
8 F Rachel May Whorton b 20 Apr 1890 Wetzel, WV  [ birth-reg page 25, 7th row ]  
m 6 Apr 1912 Marshall, WV  [ marriage-license page 348 ] Alma Lewis Smalley
d 2 Jun 1950 Jefferson, Ohio  [ death-certificate ]  
9 M Webster Whorton
"George Webster"
b 26 Apr 1892 Wetzel, WV  [ birth-reg page 25, bottom row ]  
m 12 Jun 1915 Marshall, WV  [ marriage-license page 204 ] Edna A. West
d 19 Dec 1970 Marshall, WV  [ death-certificate ] bur: Greenlawn Cem.
10 M Elbert Whorton b 23 Sep 1894 Wetzel, WV  [ birth-register page 26, 1st-row ]  
d 7 Oct 1918 Killed in action, WW1  [ death-reg pg 256, 26th row ] bur: Greenlawn Cem.
11 M Junius Whorton b 10 Mar 1897 Wetzel, WV  (birth-date from WW1-draft-reg) (sp. 1896-1981)
m 17 Apr 1915 Marshall, WV  [ marriage-license page 167 ] Ada Owens
d 24 Nov 1957 Wheeling, Ohio, WV  [ death-certificate ] bur: Fairview Cem
Notes about Children: the 1900 & 1910 census years indicate Sarah gave birth to 11 children with 10 alive in 1900.
2) Charles L. Whorton - birth-year difference: 1878 on WW2-draft-reg, 1900-census; 1879 on death-cert & WW1-draft-reg

Census Analysis

Head of Household: William Henry Whorton Spouse: Sarah Ellen Smith         
Date / Place of Birth: 1854 / Ohio, WV Date / Place of Birth: 1854 / Wetzel, WV
Date / Place of Death: 1923 / Marshall, WV Date / Place of Death: 1935 / Marshall, WV
Marriage Date / Place: 1875 / Wetzel, WV
1860 ST Va COUNTY: Ohio Twp Post-Office: West Liberty Pg# no. 71
6-year-old William H. Horton is with his parents, Thompson Horton (age 53, Day Laborer, Pers-Est $50, Va) & Lucinda (age 36, Va).
Siblings: James R. (age 3) and Hillery (male, age 7/12).
1860 ST Va COUNTY: Marshall Twp Post-Office: Lynn Camp Pg# no. 32
2-year-old Sarah E. Smith is with her parents, Samuel Smith (age 30, Personal-Est: $125, born in Va) & Rachel (age 26, Va).
Siblings: Mary J. (10), Robert J. (9), Isaac (70, William (5) and Rebecca A. (1).
1870 ST WV COUNTY: Wetzel Twp Proctor Township Pg# no. 23
16-year-old William Wharton is with his parents, Thompson Wharton (age 62, Shoe Maker, born in Va) & Lucinda (age 48, Va)
Siblings: James K. (age 14) and Hillery (male, age 12)
1870 ST   COUNTY:   Twp   Pg#  
(haven't yet found Sarah and her parents in the 1870 census)
1880 ST WV COUNTY: Wetzel ED ED:104, Proctor District Pg# no. 12
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Whorton, William H. 25 Va Va-Va; Farm Laborer
", Sarah E. (wife) 16* Va Va-Va; Keeping house  (*note: age as recorded)
", Wm Oliver (son) 3 WV Va-Va
", Charley L. (son) 1 WV Va-Va
Lines 36-39; Enum-Dwelling #93; Enum-Family #102
1900 ST WV COUNTY: Wetzel ED ED:103; Proctor District Pg# Sheet 15A
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Birth mo/year; Occupation / Additional Information
Horton, Wm (head) 46 WV Va-Va; born Apr 1854; married-25-years; Farmer
", Sarah E. (wife) 42 WV Pa-WV; born June 1857; married-25-years; 11-children-born / 10-children-living
", Charles (son) 21 WV WV-WV; born Oct 1878; single; Laborer, Section hand RR
", Cora L. (dau) 19 WV WV-WV; born Sept 1880; single; Cook, Hotel
", Theodore (son) 16 WV WV-WV; born Feb 1884; attended school 5 months during the year
", John (son) 14 WV WV-WV; born Dec 1885; attended school 5 months during the year
", Mary J. (dau) 12 WV WV-WV; born Feb 1888; attended school 5 months during the year
", Rachel M. (dau) 10 WV WV-WV; born Apr 1890; attended school 5 months during the year
", Webster (son) 8 WV WV-WV; born Apr 1892
", Elvert (son) 5 WV WV-WV; born Sept 1894
", Junius (son) 3 WV WV-WV; born May 1897
Lines 6-16; Enum-Dwelling #272; Enum-Family #274; Owns-farm, free-of-mortgage; Farm-Schedule# 159
1910 ST WV COUNTY: Marshall ED ED:92, Washington District Pg# Sheet 7B
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Whorton, William H. (head) 56 WV Va-Va; 1st-marriage; married-34-years; Laboring, odd-jobs; W.
", Sarah S. (wife) 53 WV Pa-WV; 1st-marriage-married-34-years; 11-children-born / 10-children-living
", Theodore (son) 26 WV WV-WV; single; Laborer, Stamping work; W.
", Rachel (dau) 19 WV WV-WV; single; Enamel Work, record cost; W.
", Webster (son) 17 WV WV-WV; Enamel Work, work on roster; W.; attended school during the year
", Elbert (son) 15 WV WV-WV; Enamel Work, helper on furnace; W.; attended school during the year
", Junies (son) 13 WV WV-WV; Enamel work, washing ware; W.; attended school during the year
Pine Avenue Suburbs, Moundsville; Lines 61-67; Enum-Dwelling #132; Enum-Family #137; owns-home, mortgaged
1920 ST WV COUNTY: Marshall ED ED:62, Washington Mag. Distr Pg# Sheet 4A
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Horton, William H. (head) 65 PA* PA-PA; married; none  (*Note: BP as recorded)
", Sarah (wife) 63 WV WV-WV; married; none
", Lewis (dau)* 23 WV WV-WV; married; Glass Worker, Fostoria; W.
", Rachel (dau)** 28 WV WV-WV; married; none
", Dortha (dau)*** 4 WV WV-WV
Waynesboro Pike; Lines 8-12; Enum-Dwelling #65; Enum-Family #66; Rents-home
*Note: Lewis - this is a male, Alma Lewis Smalley who married Rachel (dau of Wm & Sarah) and should be recorded as son-in-law.
**Note: this is Rachel (the wife of Alma Lewis Smalley, and daughter of William H. & Sarah Horton)
***Note: this is Dortha Smalley, daughter of Alma Lewis Smalley & Rachel Horton Smalley)
1930 ST WV COUNTY: Marshall ED ED:5; Moundsville City, Washington District Pg# Sheet 16B
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Whorton, John (head) 43 WV WV-WV; married-at-age-21; Agent, Gas Company; W.
", Lela (wife) 42 WV WV-WV; married-at-age-20
", Bert (son) 21 WV WV-WV; single; Gatherer, Glass Factory; W.
", Harold (son) 16 WV WV-WV; Carry in, Glass Factory; W.
", Kenneth (son) 13 WV WV-WV; attended school during the year
", John (son) 11 WV WV-WV; attended school during the year
", Russell (son) 6 WV WV-WV; attended school during the year
", Sarah (mother) 74 WV WV-WV; widow; married-at-age-15
1901 Second Street; Lines 86-93; Enum-Dwelling #399; Enum-Family #406; Rents-home, $20.; has a Radio.

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