Register of Deaths 1853-1967 Wood Co., WV

 

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WOOD COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA RECORDS

Register of Births 1897-1898 Wood Co., WV

Marriage Register 1854-1886 Wood Co., WV

Register of Deaths 1853-1967 Wood Co., WV

WOOD CO., WV WILLS ABSTRACTS

 

[The following were published in "The Archer Quarterly" publication of The Archer Association,
George W. Archer
PO Box 6233
McLean, VA 22106

edited by George W. Archer, (Simon, Stephen, Stephen, Nathan, James I). The editor's father was born in Sandyville, Jackson Co., WV 24 Aug 1884, son of Stephen Archer and Helen Josephine Butcher. For more on all descendants of Patrick Archer, contact George Archer at the above address or at garcher@wdn.com.]

WARNING: The Wood Co., WV records covered in these files were taken from LDS microfilm with some records field checked for accuracy at the Court House in Parkersburg, WV. None of these records should be considered complete. Good research methods require researchers to see the original records. Do not depend on the accuracy or completeness of copies. Wood Co., WV Birth and Death records have a multitude of different volumes and time periods covered. The LDS filming covered some of these volumes, but not all. A thorough inspection of the shelves in the courthouse in Parkersburg and local inquiry about volumes that may not be stored with public access will be necessary to ensure a complete records search.

WOOD COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA RECORDS

(Located at the Wood County Court House, Parkersburg, WV) Register of Deaths 1853-1967
Index 1853-1906 581,326
(Unnumbered Volume- 1853-1894)
Volume 1 and 2 579,088
(Volume 2 - Not found in the room or on the shelves)
Volume 3 1879-1895 580,532
Volume 4 1896-1905 580,532
Vol. 5, 1902-1905 (No Archers in the index) - full record not checked page by page.

Comment: There seems to be a significant gap in the death records between 1905 and 1931. Either they were not filmed or they are missing at the courthouse. The numbering of the volumes is inconsistent during this time period.

Volume 4 1931-1938
Volume 5 1938-1940 580,533
Volume 6 1940-1945 580,533
Volume 7 1945-1950 580,534
Volume 8 1950-1955 580,534
Volume 9 1955-1959 580,535
Volume 10 1959-1963 580,535
Volume 11 1963-1967 580,536
unnumbered 1940-1969 580,537

Wood Co., WV Wills
Will Books Index 1-42 1861-1969 578,230

Search strategy: Index checked and only wills for volumes 21-42 found and abstracted. Recheck index for intervening volumes. Some volumes have individual indexes in front that should also be checked.

Register of Deaths 1853-1967
Wood Co., WV
(NOTE: The Principal of all death records have surname ARCHER, otherwise the surnames are give in full.)

 

 



 

(Unnumbered Volume- 1853-1894)

Name of deceased James Monroe
Date Died April 1853
Place Died Wood Co.
Age 6 months
Parents Michael & Jane Archer
Place Child born Wood Co.
Occupation
Who Reported
Page p. 1
[GWA comment: This is the son of Enoch (Joseph, James I) and his second wife, Eleanor McKitrick.]


(Volume 2 - Not found in the room or on the shelves)


Volume 3 1879-1895

Name of Deceased Mary E.
Date Died 26 Feb 1892
Place Died Steele Dist.
Age 26 days
Parents Sherman and Viola B. Archer
Place Child Born Wood Co.
Occupation
Who Reported
Page p. 360


Volume 4 1896-1905

Name of Deceased (male)
Date Died 17 Oct 1897
Place Died Parkersburg
Age
Parents H. C.() and Eva Archer
Place Child Born Parkersburg
Occupation
Who Reported Eva Archer, mother
Page p. 50
[WA Comment: H.C. is probably Henry C. Archer (Enoch, Joseph, James I. The sex of the child is in question as a child, Teresa, was b. 17 Oct 1897, according to a correspondent citing a birth record, but this name does not appear in the birth records, rather both birth and death of an unnamed child is that of a male, and the death date being one day before the birth date. Recorded as a male b. 18 Oct 1897 in Register of Births 1897-1898, p. 436]

Name of Deceased Phoebe
Date Died 31 Nov 1902
Place Died Lockport
Age 54 years
Parents ..ual & ...
Place Child Born b. 1848
Occupation Laborer (sic)
Who Reported Dillon Archer, head of family
Page p. 300
[GWA comment: Phoebe's father was Usial Bates. She md. Dillon Archer 15 Nov 1868, Noble Co. OH. Dillon Archer (Michael, Jacob, James I), son of Michael Archer and Maria/Martha Archer.]

Name of Deceased Adda E.
Date Died 1905
Page p. 158
(Note: There was no other data for this entry which was out of chronological sequence in the records)
[GWA comment: Possibly she was daughter of Enoch (Joseph, James I). He had an unmarried daughter named Adda or Ada b. c. 1855.]
(Note: There is some overlap in dates between the following volumes and the preceding volumes, but there is no duplication of data. Items left blank in the original record are omitted in the listings below)

Vol. 5, 1902-1905 (No Archers in the index) - full record not checked page by page.

Name of Deceased Weela(?)
Date Died 22 Dec 1909
Place Died Marietta, OH
Age 5 years
Parents Alice Archer
[GWA comment: Possibly Alice Jarret who md. Ulysses Grant Archer (Nathan, Joseph, James I, Patrick). They married 27 Apr 1902 in Washington Co., OH and lived in Marietta, OH and Parkersburg, WV over the years. They had 4 children born about 1904-1914.]
 

Name of Deceased Anna Louise
Date Died 3 Jan 1910
Place Died Parkersburg
Age 2 months, 15 days
Who Reported Doctor

Name of Deceased Mary
Date Died 5 Nov 1911
Place Died S. Parkersburg
Age 64 years, widow

Name of Deceased Miles
Date Died 21 Feb 1920 (sic)
Place Died Lubeck Dist.
Age 56 years, 8 months, 21 days
Occupation farmer, single
[GWA comment: Unmarried son of Samuel Archer (Simon, James I, Patrick) and Elizabeth Grandon.]

Vol. 3, 1919-1931

(Note that Volume numbering is out of sync with previous volume/date frames)

 

Name of Deceased Dema C.
Date Died 17 Apr 1920
Where born Jackson Co.
Age 1 year, 10 months, 1 day
Marital Status single
Who Reported L.H. Archer
Page p. 7
[GWA comment: Probably a misreading of Denver who was b. 16 Jun 1918, son of Lincoln Hughes Archer (Atkinson, Jacob, James, James I, Patrick) and Ora Jewell Plate. The couple were living in Parkersburg in 1920.]

Name of Deceased Dillon (m)
Date Died 6 Mar 1922
Where born Noble Co., OH
Age 74 years,16 days
Occupation laborer
Marital Status married
Who Reported Mrs. Dillon Archer
Page p. 7

Name of Deceased Mrs. A.L.
Date Died 16 Jul 1924
Where born Parkersburg
Age 61 years, 11 months, 29 days
Occupation housewife
Marital Status married
Who Reported Rev. A.L. Archer
Page p. 7
Name of Deceased Helen Ruth
Date Died 2 Sep 1924
Where born Parkersburg
Age 3 years,1 month, 1 day
Who Reported Mrs. H.H. Somerville
Page p. 7

Name of Deceased Mrs. Elizabeth
Date Died 2 Jun 1926
Where born Noble Co., OH
Age 85 years, 10 months, 2 days
Marital Status widow
Who Reported Mrs. Jennie Baily
Page p. 7
[GWA Comment: This is Elizabeth Grandon, daughter of Enoch Grandon and Nancy Enochs. She was the wife of Samuel Archer (Simon, James I, Patrick) who d. Nov 1914. She and her husband are in Bethel Cemetery, Vienna, WV. Mrs. Jennie Baily is the clue: she is Elizabeth's daughter who md. Benjamin Franklin Bailey 12 Oct 1889, in Wood Co., WV.]
 

Name of Deceased Vachel Barnes (m)
Date Died 10 Jan 1926
Where born Noble Co., OH
Age 74 years, 9 months, 9 days
Occupation lawyer
Marital Status widower
Who Reported Zalvina A. Chrisley
Page p. 7

Name of Deceased Etta
Date Died 25 Dec 1928
Where born WV
Age 35 years, 5 days
Occupation housewife
Marital Status married
Who Reported John Archer
Page p. 13

Name of Deceased Eli
Date Died 26 Jan 1929
Where born OH
Age 62 years, 1 month, 2 days
Occupation
Marital Status married
Who Reported Hanna L. Archer
Page p. 13
[GWA comment: Not Elisha Archer (Joseph, James I, Patrick) who had an unmarried daughter Hannah b. 14 May 1839. Both are too old to be this couple. No spouse I know of named Hanna pairs with an Eli in Wood or Jackson Cos., WV.]

Name of Deceased Otmer
Date Died 10 Oct 1930
Where born Parkersburg
Age 35 years
Occupation truck driver
Marital Status married
Who Reported E.S. Archer
Page p. 13

Name of Deceased Henry Clay
Date Died 29 Jun 1933
Where born OH
Age 66 years, 9 months, 21 days
Occupation painter
Marital Status widower
Who Reported Spencer Archer
Page p. 7
[GWA comment: Spencer Archer was Henry's brother, both sons of Enoch Archer (Joseph, James I, Patrick).]

Deaths Vol 4, 1931-1938

 

Name of Deceased Stephen B.
Date Died 28 Jun 1933
Where born Noble Co., OH
Age 81 years, 7 months, 4 days
Occupation retired
Marital Status married
Who Reported Mrs. G.E. Dowler
Page p. 7
[GWA comment: Stephen B. Archer son of Henry Archer (Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Hulda Harris. He md. Nancy Jane McBride in Jackson Co. 14 Apr 1877. Mrs. G.E. Dowler is his daughter, Mary M. "Mollie" who md. George E. Dowler.]
 

Name of Deceased Mary Patricia
Date Died 16 Apr 1933
Where born Parkersburg
Age 4 days
Marital Status infant
Who Reported Raymond E. Archer
Page p. 7
[GWA: Comment: Child of Raymond Archer (Stephen, Samuel, Simon, James I) and second wife, Dora Helen Hughes. His first wife was Opal Reid and his third, Mary ___. He and Helen moved to Parsons, Labette Co., KS by 1947 where son Michael Shane was born. Michael returned to Wood Co. WV to get married in 1967. Raymond died in Richmond, IN, 1 Oct 1957.]

Name of Deceased Ernest Earl
Date Died 20 Aug 1933
Where born WV
Age 37 years, 10 months, 18 days
Occupation laborer
Marital Status single
Who Reported Elsworth Archer
Page p. 7
[GWA comment: Son of Ellsworth Lincoln Archer (George, Jacob, James I, Patrick) and Susan Catherine Gott/Gault.]

Name of Deceased Carrie Belle
Date Died 10 Mar 1935
Where born Wood Co., WV
Age 55 years 6 months, 5 days
Marital Status married
Who Reported G.A. Archer
Page p. 7

Name of Deceased Martin Leeper
Date Died 10 Aug 1933
Where born OH
Age 75 years, 11 months, 23 days
Occupation farmer
Marital Status divorced
Who Reported S.E. Archer
Page p. 7

Name of Deceased Alice A.
Date Died 4 Jan 1937
Where born Noble Co., OH
Age 84 years, 9 months, 25 days
Occupation housewife
Marital Status single
Who Reported J.G. Archer
Page p. 7
[GWA comment: Single daughter of Joseph Archer (Michael Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Catherine Harris. J.G. is Joseph Garfield Archer, her brother.]
 

Name of Deceased Laura Frances
Date Died 5 Apr 1937
Where born Noble Co., OH
Age 62 years, 2 months
Occupation housewife
Marital Status Emory E. Archer (sic)
Who Reported E.E. Archer
Page p. 7
[GWA comment: Wife of Emery Elby Archer (Joseph, Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick).]

 

Name of Deceased Emory Elby
Date Died 6 Aug 1937
Where born
Age 66 years, 11 months, 12 days
Occupation Railroad clerk
Marital Status widower
Who Reported Clyde C. Archer
Page p. 7
[GWA comment: Emery Elby Archer (Joseph, Michael, Joseph,James I, Patrick).]

Vol. 5, 1938-1940

Name of Deceased Aaron A.
Date Died 5 Jan 1938
Where born Noble Co., OH
Age 70 years
Occupation farmer
Marital Status widower
Who Reported John P. Hofmann
Page p.7
[GWA comment: This is probably the son of Michael (Jacob, James I, Patrick), as there are no other Aarons of this age known to be in the county at the time. His wife is not yet identified.]

Name of Deceased Ruby Elara
Date Died 5 Apr 1938
Where born Newark, WV
Age 37 years, 10 months
Occupation housewife
Marital Status Husband: William M. Archer
Who Reported William M. Archer
Page p. 7
 

Name of Deceased Alfred L.
Date Died 8 Dec 1938
Where born Noble Co., OH
Age 76 years, 8 months, 14 days
Occupation M.E. Minister
Marital Status
Who Reported Mrs. C.O. Allman
Page p. 7

Name of Deceased Catherine B.
Date Died 21 Mar 1938
Where born Jackson Co, WV
Age 58 years, 8 months, 16 days
Occupation
Marital Status Husband: Joseph G. Archer
Who Reported Mrs. Berry Lewis
Page p. 7
[GWA comment: Catherine B. Patterson, wife of Joseph Garfield Archer (Joseph, Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick)]

Name of Deceased Robert Ernest
Date Died 24 May 1939
Where born Parkersburg
Age 14 years, 5 months, 12 days
Occupation student
Marital Status single
Who Reported W.V. Archer
Page p. 7
[GWA comment: Son of Walter Virigil Archer (Stephen, Samuel, Simon, James I, Patrick) and Madeline Margaret Wilson.]

Vol. 6 1940-1945

 

Name of Deceased Pete
Date of Birth 20 Nov 1855
Place of Birth Noble Co., OH
Date of Death 12 Mar 1940
Age at Death 84 years, 3 months, 21 days
Place of Death Mineral Wells, WV
Residence Mineral Wells, WV
Occupation Retired Farmer
Wife/husband Sarah M. Sheets
Parents/where born Elisha Archer (not known)
Kathryn Weekly (not known)
Informant Mrs. T. J. Sheppard of Minderal Wells, WV
Undertaker Levitt & Co.
Page p. 11
[GWA comment: Peter Archer (Elisha, James, Joseph, James I, Patrick)]

 

Name of Deceased William Francis
Date of Birth 30 Dec 1854
Place of Birth Macksburg, OH
Date of Death 26 Sep 1940
Age at Death 85 years, 8 months, 27 days
Place of Death Rockport, WV
Residence Rockport, WV
Occupation farmer
Wife/husband Martha Deem
Parents/where born Israel Archer b. Macksburg, OH
Lucinda Hissim (Ed: sic-Hesson)
b. OH
Informant (not given)
Undertaker W.W. Franklin, Parkersburg, WV
Page p.83
[GWA comment: Son of Israel Archer (Enoch, Joseph, James I, Patrick).]

 

Name of Deceased Swazy
Date of Birth 12 Dec 1866
Place of Birth
Date of Death 18 Oct 1940
Age at Death 73 years, 10 months, 6 days
Place of Death Parkersburg, WV
Residence Parkersburg, WV
Occupation harness maker
Wife/husband (not listed)
Parents/where born Frank b. Noble Co., OH
Sophia
Informant Mrs. Arizona Angus, Parkersburg, WV
Undertaker Levitt & Co. Parkersburg, WV
Page p. 83
[GWA comment: Swazy "Swack" W. Archer , son of Francis Archer (James, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Elizabeth Parmer.]

 

Name of Deceased Sarah Martha
Date of Birth 18 Jan 1864
Place of Birth Wirt Co., WV
Date of Death 21 Sep 1941
Age at Death 77 years, 8 months, 3 days
Place of Death Mineral Wells, WV
Residence Mineral Wells, WV
Occupation housewife, widow
Wife/husband Peter Archer
Parents/where born Henry Sheets b. OH
Almira Stuckey b. (unknown)
Informant Mrs. Docha Sheppard, Mineral Wells, WV
Undertaker Levitt & Co., Parkersburg, WV
Page p. 178
[GWA comment: Sarah Martha Sheets, wife of Peter Archer (Elisha, James, Joseph, James I, Patrick)]

 

Name of Deceased Thomas M.
Date of Birth 8 Mar 1942
Place of Birth Camden Clark Hospital
Date of Death 8 Mar 1942
Age at Death
Place of Death Parkersburg, WV
Residence Parkersburg, WV
Occupation
Wife/husband
Parents/where born Thomas M. Archer b. Wood Co., WV
Mary Baile b. St. Marys, WV
Informant Thomas M. Archer, Waverly, WV
Undertaker Levitt & Co., Parkersburg, WV
Page p. 228
[GWA comment: Son of Thomas M. Archer who was son of Sanford Ernest Archer and Maude Estelle Lowther. Sanford may be the son of Martin Leeper Archer (Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Mary Full but lineage is yet not proven.]

Name of Deceased Dempsey Y.
Date of Birth 13 Mar 1878
Place of Birth Jackson Co., WV
Date of Death 27 Oct 1943
Age at Death 65 years, 7 month, 14 days
Place of Death
Residence 2310 Lynn St.
Occupation Carpenter
Wife/husband Anna Archer
Parents/where born Joseph Archer b. Noble Co., OH
Catherine Harris b. Noble Co., OH
Informant Anna Archer of 2310 Lynn St.
Undertaker Robert Davis, Parkersburg, WV
Page p.400
[GWA comment: Son of Joseph Archer (Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Catherine Harris.]

Name of Deceased Ellsworth Lincoln
Date of Birth 12 Nov 1863
Place of Birth Noble Co., OH
Date of Death 23 Apr 1944
Age at Death 80 years, 5 months, 11 days
Place of Death Williamstown, WV
Residence Williamstown, WV
Occupation Truck Driver
Wife/husband Catherine Gault
Parents/where born Not known
Not known
Informant Mrs. Ellsworth Archer
Undertaker William McClure
Page p. 459
[GWA comment: Son of George Washington Archer (Jacob, James I, Patrick) and Rhoda Archer (Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick).]

Name of Deceased Mary H.
Date of Birth 4 Dec 1872
Place of Birth Redhill, Wood Co., WV
Date of Death 19 Aug 1944
Age at Death
Place of Death Parkersburg, WV
Residence 1506 7th St.
Occupation
Wife/husband Widow- Spencer Archer (sic)
Parents/where born John F. Friedlein b. Germany
Eva H. Weaver b. Germany
Informant Lois Devon, Parkersburg, WV
Undertaker C.H. Leavitt
Page p. 494

Vol. 7 1945-1950

Name of Deceased Mary Louise
Date of Birth 22 Aug 1871
Place of Birth Noble Co, OH
Date of Death 20 Mar 1947
Age at Death 75 years, 6 months, 28 days
Place of Death Parkersburg, WV
Residence 710 Neal St., Parkersburg, WV
Occupation
Wife/husband Marshall H. Archer
Parents/where born George Weekley b. unknown
Emily
Informant M.H. Archer
Undertaker Kimes Funeral Home
Page p. 184
[GWA comment: wife of Marshall Harris Archer (Joseph, Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick)]

Name of Deceased John Lewis
Date of Birth 27 Jul 1888
Place of Birth Jackson Co., WV
Date of Death 25 Aug 1947
Age at Death 59 years, 28 days
Place of Death Parkersburg, WV
Residence 657 16th St., Parkersburg, WV
Occupation
Wife/husband L. Flossie Laird
Parents/where born Rev. A.L. Archer b. unknown
unknown
Informant Mrs. Flossie Archer
Undertaker C.H. Leavitt, Parkersburg, WV
Page p. 238

Name of Deceased Mary V.
Date of Birth 23 Aug 1884
Place of Birth Wirt Co., WV
Date of Death 2 Jun 1949
Age at Death 64 years, 9 months, 9 days
Place of Death S. Parkersburg, WV
Residence 3304 Camden Ave. S., Parkersburg WV
Occupation
Wife/husband widow
Parents/where born Milton McLain b. unknown
Mary Whittle b. unknown
Informant Roy R. Archer
Undertaker Ralph G. Shaver, Parkersburg, WV
Page p. 473
[GWA comment: Mary V. McClain, wife of Thomas Columbus (Christopher- in Wood Co. marriage of his daughter, Clara) Archer (John,Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick).]

Name of Deceased Marshall H.
Date of Birth 14 Oct 1866
Place of Birth
Date of Death 23 Oct 1949
Age at Death 83 years, 9 days
Place of Death Rt. 1, Parkersburg, WV
Residence Rt. 1, Parkersburg, WV
Occupation
Wife/husband widower
Parents/where born Joseph Archer b. (not listed)
Catherine Harris b. (not listed)
Informant Gertrude Wenmouth
Undertaker H.E. Kimes, Parkersburg, WV
Page (Ed. note: the pages are approximately between pp.473 and 522)
[GWA comment: Marshall Harris son of Joseph Archer (Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Catherine Harris.]

 

Name of Deceased Isabella Ella
Date of Birth 29 Dec 1868
Place of Birth Mason Co., WV
Date of Death 1 Nov 1949
Age at Death 80 years
Place of Death Parkersburg, WV
Residence 1217 Lynn St., Parkersburg, WV
Occupation
Wife/husband widow
Parents/where born Thomas Riser
Matilda McMillan
Informant Anna Eighmey
Undertaker C.H. Leavitt, Parkersburg
Page p. 522

Vol. 8 1950-1955

Name of Deceased Edith
Date of Birth 30 Oct 1902
Place of Birth Jackson Co., WV
Date of Death 6 Jul 1951
Age at Death 48 years, 8 months, 6 days
Place of Death Parkersburg, WV
Residence 512 Henderson, Willm'tn, WV
Occupation
Wife/husband single
Parents/where born Ellsworth Archer
Catherine Gault
Informant Anna Archer
Undertaker W.W. McClure
Page p. 125
[GWA comment: Daughter of Ellsworth Archer (George, Jacob, James I, Patrick) and Susan Catherine Gault/Gott.]

Name of Deceased Michael
Date of Birth 23 Dec 1873
Place of Birth Ohio
Date of Death 23 Sep 1951
Age at Death 77 years
Place of Death Parkersburg, WV
Residence Rt. 1, Parkersburg, WV
Occupation farmer
Wife/husband
Parents/where born John M. Archer
Matilda (?)
Informant Mrs. Hattie Moore Archer
Undertaker E.G. Franklin
Page p. 145
[GWA comment: Son of John McGarry Archer (Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Matilda Archer (Jacob, James I, Patrick). The informant is his wife, Hattie Moore.]

Name of Deceased Luzetta
Date of Birth 22 Aug 1884
Place of Birth Monroe Co, OH
Date of Death 23 Aug 1952
Age at Death 68 years, 1 day
Place of Death Parkersburg, WV
Residence 901 1/2 Ave, Parkersburg, WV
Occupation
Wife/husband married
Parents/where born Walter Lindamood
Marie Elizabeth Westbrook
Informant Thomas D. Archer
Undertaker Stanley N. Vaughan
Page p. 259
[GWA comment: Lucetta Lindamood, wife of Thomas Archer (Israel, Enoch, Joseph, James I, Patrick).]

Name of Deceased Frederick Ray
Date of Birth 6 Jun 1908
Place of Birth Jackson Co., WV
Date of Death 22 Oct 1952
Age at Death 44 years
Place of Death Parkersburg, WV
Residence 1617 Garfield, Parkersburg, WV
Occupation Engineer- American Viscose Co.
Wife/husband Married
Parents/where born James W. Archer
Hestor Harber
Informant Mrs. Ruby Archer
Undertaker E.G. Franklin
Page p. 278

Name of Deceased Hattie Bell
Date of Birth unknown
Place of Birth WV
Date of Death 13 May 1953
Age at Death 66 years
Place of Death Camden Clark Hospital
Residence Rt. 1, Rockport, WV
Occupation
Wife/husband single
Parents/where born Abraham Archer
Harriett Stokeberry
Informant Mel Archer
Undertaker Ralph G. Shaver
Page p. 355
[GWA comment: Daughter of Abraham Archer (Simon, Michael, James I, Patrick) and Harriet Stottsberry. Her brother, Melville Archer, was the Informant.]

Name of Deceased Lincoln Hughes
Date of Birth 27 Oct 1878
Place of Birth Lockhart, WV
Date of Death 1 Aug 1953
Age at Death
Place of Death Parkersburg, WV
Residence 4420 Emerson Ave., Parkersburg, WV
Occupation General construction
Wife/husband Ora
Parents/where born Ackerson Archer
Rose Ann Moore
Informant Mrs. Ora Archer, wife
Undertaker Stanley N. Vaughan,Jr.
Page p. 384

Name of Deceased Hanna Elizabeth
Date of Birth 9 Jan 1867
Place of Birth Rockport, WV
Date of Death 26 Sep 1953
Age at Death 86 years, 8 months, 17 days
Place of Death Cedar Grove, WV
Residence Rt. 1, Rockport, WV
Occupation
Wife/husband widow
Parents/where born Andrew Gates
Catherine Swegard
Informant Mary L. Gates
Undertaker Howard Hammett
Page p. 403
[GWA comment: Hannah Elizabeth Gates wife of Levi Archer (Elisha, James, Joseph, James I, Patrick).]

Name of Deceased Catherine Susan
Date of Birth 3 Sep 1866
Place of Birth IN
Date of Death 6 Feb 1955
Age at Death 87 years, 5 months, 3 days
Place of Death Williamstown, WV
Residence 512 Henderson, Williamstown, WV
Occupation
Wife/husband married
Parents/where born John Archer
Matilda
Informant Anna Archer
Undertaker W.N. McClure
Page p. 449
[GWA Comment: Daughter of John McGarry Archer (Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Matilda Archer (Jacob, James I, Patrick) who md. 1. John J. Gault and married #2. Ellsworth Lincoln Archer (George, Jacob, James I, Patrick).]
The place of birth for Catherine Susan Archer is shown in the Death Records of Wood Co., WV as "IN." The custodians sent the editor a copy of the record which is correct as stated. However, the Jackson Co., WV Marriage Records (Vol 3, p. 101) show that she was born in Monroe Co., OH and was 16 years old when she married John J. Gault on 16 Aug 1883 at her father's house in Jackson Co., WV. However the information about her was provided by a Thomas Hughes, the husband of Catherine's sister, Cornelia Ann.
There seems to be no other evidence that Catherine's parents John McGarry Archer and Matilda Archer were ever in Indiana.

Name of Deceased Bertha A.
Date of Birth 5 Dec 1890
Place of Birth Noble Co., OH
Date of Death 20 Jun 1954
Age at Death 73 years, 6 months, 15 days
Place of Death Rockport, WV
Residence Rt. 1, Rockport, WV
Occupation
Wife/husband married
Parents/where born James L. Murray
Margaret E. Barlow
Informant Mrs. C.M. Stuckey
Undertaker H.E. Kimes
[GWA comment: Bertha M. Murray, wife of Melville Archer (Abraham, Simon, Michael, James I, Patrick), died 11 months after they married, 10 Jul 1953.]
Page p. 490

Name of Deceased Joseph G.
Date of Birth 14 Aug 1880
Place of Birth Jackson Co., WV
Date of Death 5 Jul 1954
Age at Death 73 years, 10 months, 21 days
Place of Death Clark Hosp., Parkersburg, WV
Residence 2119 36th St., Parkersburg, WV
Occupation Occupation
Wife/husband married
Parents/where born Joseph Archer
Catherine Harris
Informant Mary E. Harris
Undertaker H. E. Kimes
Page p. 500
[GWA comment: Joseph G. Archer (Joseph, Michael Joseph, James I, Patrick).]

 

Name of Deceased Martha Catherine
Date of Birth 24 Jul 1860
Place of Birth Wood Co., WV
Date of Death 1 Nov 1954
Age at Death 94 years
Place of Death Rockport, WV
Residence Rockport, WV
Occupation
Wife/husband widow
Parents/where born Jacob Deem
Catherine Fought
Informant Mrs. Maude Knotts
Undertaker E.G. Franklin
Page p. 538

 

Vol 9 1955-1959

Name of Deceased John Wayne
Date of Birth 17 Jun 1955
Place of Birth Parkersburg
Date of Death 18 Jun 1955
Age at Death 1 day
Place of Death Rt. 2, Parkersburg, WV
Residence Parkersburg
Occupation
Wife/husband
Parents/where born Doris Archer
Dolores Duncan
Informant Doris Archer
Undertaker Charles H. Levitt
Page p. 14

Name of Deceased Clyde C.
Date of Birth 8 Jul 1956 (sic- 1886)
Place of Birth Middleburg, OH
Date of Death 1 Mar 1956
Age at Death 69 years
Place of Death Parkersburg, WV
Residence 1226 20th St, Parkersburg, WV
Occupation retired retail dairy
Wife/husband married
Parents/where born John Archer
Emma Hesson
Informant Frances S. Archer
Undertaker C. Richard Burdett
Page p. 107
[GWA comment: Son of John Sebastian Archer (Daniel, Simon, Michael, James I, Patrick) and Emma Cleona Hesson. The birth date should be 8 Jul 1886, Carlisle, Noble Co., OH (filed Washington Co., OH, Births Vol 2, p. 219 #10703).
His wife provided the information.]

Name of Deceased Ellis (sic-Alice) Date of Birth 18 Oct 1884 Place of Birth WV Date of Death 18 Jun 1958 Age at Death 73 years Place of Death Parkersburg, WV Residence 1324 36th St. Occupation Wife/husband married Parents/where born John Jarett Archer Dorcas Orem Informant U. Grant Archer Undertaker Charles H. Levitt Page p. 426 [GWA Comment: Either a transcription error or my misinterpretation of the entry.
This is Alice Jarret/Jarett, wife of Ulysses Grant Archer.]

Name of Deceased Thomas Denver, Sr.
Date of Birth 5 Dec 1879
Place of Birth Rockport, WV
Date of Death 6 May 1959
Age at Death 79 years
Place of Death Parkersburg, WV
Residence 901 1/2 Virginia Ave. Parkersburg, WV
Occupation
Wife/husband widower
Parents/where born Israel Archer
Lucinda
Informant Thomas Archer of Belpre, OH
Undertaker Stanley N. Vaughan
Page p. 552

Name of Deceased Maude Estelle
Date of Birth 26 Oct 1890
Place of Birth WV
Date of Death 6 Jun 1959
Age at Death 68 years
Place of Death Parkersburg, WV
Residence Rt. Waverly, WV
Occupation
Wife/husband Married
Parents/where born George Thomas Lowther
Jeanette Peppers
Informant Thomas M. Archer of Columbus, OH
Undertaker Charles H. Leavitt
Page p. 564

Name of Deceased Ernest S.
Date of Birth 4 Oct 1884
Place of Birth WV
Date of Death 6 Jun 1965
Age at Death 74 years
Place of Death Parkersburg, WV
Residence Waverly, WV Rt.
Occupation Oil industry- oil burner- retired
Wife/husband married
Parents/where born Martin L. Archer
Sarah
Informant Thomas M. Archer of Columbus, OH
Undertaker Charles H. Leavitt
Page p. 565
[GWA comment: Ernest Sanford also entered in records as Ernest S. or Sanford Archer, son of Martin Leeper Archer and Mary "Sarah" Full.
His lineage is not certain: Martin,Martin?,Michael?,Joseph?, JamesI?.]

Vol. 10 1959-1963

Name of Deceased Elijah A.
Date of Birth 22 Mar 1881
Place of Birth Wirt Co., WV
Date of Death 15 Jul 1962
Age at Death 81 years, 3 months, 23 days
Place of Death Parkersburg, WV
Residence 504 Neal St., Pakersburg, WV
Occupation farmer
Wife/husband married
Parents/where born George Archer
Lucinda Jeralds
Informant Lydia Archer, 504 Neal St.
Undertaker H.E. Kimes,Jr.
Page p. 399
[GWA comment: Elijah or Elisha, the two names are used interchangeably in some records. Son of George Archer and Lucinda

Johns/Jeralds. George's lineage not yet proved.
It could be one of two possibilities: Elisha, James, Joseph, James I or Frank, James, Joseph, James I.
On Lucinda's surname. The Johns surname is taken from their marriage record in Noble Co., OH George Archer md. Lucind E. Johns, 14 Jan 1872, Vol 5, p. 126. The surname has been rendered several ways in Noble Co., OH and Jackson and Wood Co., WV records: Jerls, Jeralds, Jirles, Geralds and FitzGerald. The latter is probably its original spelling, but the variants appear in records throughout the Ohio River basin counties.
Check all spellings in records.]

 

Name of Deceased Granville A.
Date of Birth 22 Oct 1872
Place of Birth WV
Date of Death 25 Feb 1963
Age at Death 90 years
Place of Death Mineral Wells, WV
Residence Rt. 3, Mineral Wells, WV
Occupation farmer- retired
Wife/husband widower
Parents/where born George Archer
Lucinda Jeralds
Informant Mrs. J.E. Ott of Mineral Wells, WV
Undertaker Edward Leavitt
Page p. 494

 

Vol 11 1963-1967

 

Name of Deceased Mell
Date of Birth 23 Aug 1880
Place of Birth Wirt Co., WV
Date of Death 13 Feb 1964
Age at Death 83 years, 5 months, 20 days
Place of Death Parkersburg, WV
Residence Rt 5, Ohio Valley Nursing Home
Occupation farmer
Wife/husband widower Parents/where born Abraham Archer
Harriet Stutesburg
Informant Chloe Stuckey, New England, WV
Undertaker H.E. Kimes
Page p. 50
[GWA comment: Mellville Archer, son of Abraham Archer (Simon, Michael, James I, Patrick) and Harriet Stottsberry.]

Name of Deceased Carroll Rhodes (m)
Date of Birth 6 Jan 1899
Place of Birth Ripley, WV
Date of Death 24 Aug 1964
Age at Death 65 years
Place of Death St. Joseph's Hospital
Residence 1237 Lynn St.
Occupation Foreman- American Viscose Corp.
Wife/husband married
Parents/where born A.E. Archer
Ella Rhodes
Informant V. Russell Freed, 40 Bogg St., Buchannon, WV
Undertaker Oran C. Ogdin
Page p. 111
[GWA comment: Son of Alonzo E. Archer (Henry, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Ella Rhodes.]

 

Name of Deceased Lydia Cooper
Date of Birth 27 Oct 1885
Place of Birth Jackson Co., WV
Date of Death 1 Jan 1966
Age at Death 80 years, 2 months, 4 days
Place of Death Parkersburg, WV (Died 604 Hawthorn at N.H. Millers') Residence 504 Neal St.
Occupation
Wife/husband widow
Parents/where born Valentine Cooper
Jane Hart
Informant H.L. Andrews, 1107 27th St., Parkersburg, WV
Undertaker H.E. Kimes
Page p.324
[GWA comment: Wife of Elijah or Elisha Archer, the two names are used interchangeably in some records.
Son of George Archer and Lucinda Johns/Jeralds.
George's lineage not yet proved.]

Name of Deceased Anna Jane
Date of Birth 8 Aug 1881
Place of Birth WV
Date of Death 9 Oct 1966
Age at Death 85 years
Place of Death Parkersburg, WV
Residence 2310 Lynn St., Parkersburg, WV
Occupation housewife
Wife/husband widow
Parents/where born Joseph Sommerville
Airey Snodgrass
Informant A.N. Archer
Undertaker Edward Leavitt
Page p. 439
[GWA comment: Wife of Dempsey Yives Archer (Joseph, Michel, Joseph, James I, Patrick).]

Name of Deceased Clyde C.
Date of Birth 3 Aug 1896
Place of Birth WV
Date of Death 14 Nov 1966
Age at Death 70 years
Place of Death Parkersburg, WV
Residence 2102 Bird St., Parkersburg, WV
Occupation Railroad freight clerk
Wife/husband married
Parents/where born Emory Archer
Laura Cooper
Informant Bonnie Archer
Undertaker Charles Leavitt
Page p. 450

 

Name of Deceased Rena Marie
Date of Birth 16 Feb 1961
Place of Birth Wood Co.,WV
Date of Death 9 Feb 1967
Age at Death 5 years
Place of Death Parkersburg, WV
Residence Rt. 1, Reedy, WV
Occupation
Wife/husband Child
Parents/where born Olenn Archer
Judy Rader
Informant Olenn Archer
Undertaker Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, WV
Page p. 46

Name of Deceased Lewis Danford
Date of Birth 4 Nov 1879
Place of Birth WV
Date of Death 4 May 1967
Age at Death 87 years
Place of Death Parkersburg, WV
Residence Elizabeth, WV
Occupation lawyer
Wife/husband widower
Parents/where born Mathew Archer
Nancy Atwood
Informant Olga Fought
Undertaker Charles Leavitt
Page p. 533
[GWA comment: Son of Mathew Archer (Elisha, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Nancy Jane Atwood.]

Name of Deceased Donna Ann
Date of Birth 22 Oct 1967
Place of Birth Parkersburg
Date of Death 27 Dec 1967
Age at Death 2 months
Place of Death Parkersburg, WV
Residence 2704 Bird St., Parkersburg, WV
Occupation
Wife/husband Infant
Parents/where born Gerald Archer
Toni Cooper
Informant Addison
Undertaker J. Parker Parsons
Page p. 610
[GWA comment: Daughter of Gerald Lloyd Archer (Sumpter, Luther, Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Toni Marie Cooper.
Not to be confused with a Lloyd Jerrold Archer (John, John, Michael, Jacob, James I, Patrick), son of John Riley Archer and Elsie Mae Holliday.]

 

 

 

 

WOOD CO., WV WILLS ABSTRACTS

(From: LDS microfilm)

Will Book 21, p. 387

John Lewis ARCHER of Parkersburg, WV Will dtd 12 Oct 1946 - Named: wife, Laura Flossie Archer, executrix; witnessed by Addie B. CURRY and Edward McDONOUGH. Proved 12 Oct 1946.

Will Book 27, p. 115

Catherine S. ARCHER of Williamstown, Wood Co.,WV
Will dtd 4 Nov 1946; Named: son, John M. GAULT of Oregon; dau Bertha Gault POWERS; 4 children: Carl E. ARCHER, Anna V. ARCHER, Edith L. ARCHER, Charles P. ARCHER. Carl E. ARCHER named executor. Witnessed by Elizabeth L. (?) EASTEN and Miss Mary CONROY. Dated 4 Nov 1946.
[GWA comment: Catherine Susan Gault/Gott, wife of Ellsworth Lincoln Archer (George, Jacob, James I, Patrick).
Her tombstone in Riverview Cemetery, Williamstown, WV is Catherine S. Archer 1866-1954 and Ellsworth is buried with her: Ellsworth L. Archer 1863-1944.]

Will Book 31, p. 250

Sanford Ernest ARCHER and Maude Lowether ARCHER, husband & wife, residing at Rt. 31, Waverly, Wood Co., WV
Will dtd 14 Apr 1956. Named: son, Thomas Martin ARCHER, living in Columbus,OH.
Executor is husband or wife whoever survives the other.
Mentioned "our cousin", John Peppers, residing in Vienna, Wood Co., WV who is executor in case of joint death of Sanford and Maude. Witnesses: Granville KISTER of St. Marys, WV and W.P.JONES of St. Marys, WV. Proved 14 Apr 1956.
(Ed. comment: both appear to have died close together in time, as there is only one proving date for both.)

Will Book 34, p. 161

Elisha A. ARCHER of 504 Neale St., Parkersburg,WV, Wood Co.
Will dtd 16 Nov 1961. Named: wife, Lydia M. Archer. Witnesses: Marie E. MURPHY and Frank L. MURPHY, both of Parkersburg, WV. Date of death: 13 Jul 1962; proved 13 Oct 1962. [GWA comment: Elisha A. and also Elijah. Son of George Archer and Lucinda F. Johns/Jeralds. George's lineage not proved but could be one of two: Elisha, James, Joseph, James I Frank, James, Joseph, James I.]

Will Book 36, p. 176

Carroll Rhodes ARCHER
Will dtd 23 Mar 1954. Named: wife, Ethel E. ARCHER; daus. Ella Margaret FREED, Ethel Irene HOWARD.
Wife was executrix. Witnesses: K.L. LEAMASTERS and H.S. DAVIS.
Date of death: 23 Aug 1964.
[GWA comment: Son of Alonzo E. Archer (Henry, Joseph, James I, Patrick) and Ella Rhodes.]

Will Book 38, p. 520

Clyde C. ARCHER of Parkersburg, WV

Will dtd 12 May 1960. Named: wife, Bonnie; children: Paul D. ARCHER, Charles E. ARCHER, Dorthy A. MELLON. Executrix: Bonnie ARCHER.
Witnesses: Robert C. GOLDENBERG and Clara JOHNSON.
Date of death: 14 Nov 1966.
[GWA comment: Clyde C. Archer (Emory, Joseph, Michael, Joseph, James I, Patrick)

Will Book 42, p. 259

Charles Edward ARCHER of Williamstown, Wood Co., WV

Will dated 24 Mar 1965. Named: wife, Eva Lee McLANE; dau, Ruth E. MAHANEY; grandsons, Jack A. MAHANEY, Stephen ADKINS, Robert E. ADKINS; granddaughters, Susie MOULTON; Rebecca MAHANEY, Judith SEGALL. Executrix: Eva Lee McLANE.
Executor, E.B. TOWNSAND, Jr. Date of Death: 7 Aug 1968. Proved: 13 Aug 1968
[GWA comment: Charles Edward Archer (William Francis "Frank", Israel, Enoch, Joseph, James I, Patrick).]

 

 

 

 

The Archer Association
A Clearing House for the surname ARCHER and variants.

The Archer Association was formed in 1983 and since then has published
The Archer Quarterly, 200 pages, indexed annually.

The Archer Quarterly is no longer published, but back issues are available,
and the data therein is available for searching on request 

Anyone searching for an Archer family or one of the many variants can contact:
THE ARCHER ASSOCIATION
P. O. BOX 6233
McLean, Virginia 22106

or E-Mail George W. Archer at: garcher@email.toast.net

 

 

  

 

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