Doddridge County Roots

A West Virginia Genealogy

Family: William Lewis COLE / Columbia Jane "Lummie" VANVERTH (F7361)  [1

m. 29 May 1894


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  • Father | Male
    William Lewis COLE

    Born  1 Aug 1870  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  22 Oct 1951  Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Point Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Fallen Timber, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  29 May 1894  [2, 3]  Doddridge Co, WV  [2, 3] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  William Franklin COLE | F8860 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Mary Sophia BODE | F8860 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Columbia Jane "Lummie" VANVERTH

    Born  1 Sep 1875  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  9 Dec 1938  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Point Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Fallen Timber, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Henry VANVERTH | F12349 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Mary Anna BEHRENS | F12349 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Female
    + Mamie S. COLE

    Born  14 Aug 1895   
    Died  25 Jun 1989  Salem, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    IOOF Cemetery, Salem, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Charles Melvin SPERRY | F7912 
    Married  3 Apr 1918  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Male
    Roy Delsworth COLE

    Born  11 Dec 1896  St. Clara, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1 Oct 1918  Camp Lee, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Point Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Fallen Timber, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Female
    + Emma Lisette COLE

    Born  16 Sep 1898  St. Clara, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  13 Aug 1995  Weston, Lewis Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Point Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Fallen Timber, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Charles William WELLINGS | F7913 
    Married  22 Jun 1921  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Male
    + Wilmer Monroe COLE

    Born  31 Jan 1902   
    Died  3 Feb 1966  Auburn, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Point Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Fallen Timber, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Emma Mabel BOWEN | F9822 
    Married  13 Oct 1929  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Female
    + Charlotte Rosalia COLE

    Born  10 May 1904  St. Clara, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  7 Sep 1997   
    Buried    Lough (Loft) Cemetery, Roberts Fork, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Henry Brooks GUM | F7360 
    Married  9 Feb 1926  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 6 | Female
    Stella May COLE

    Born  3 May 1907  St. Clara, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  3 Nov 1970  Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    IOOF Cemetery, Salem, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Glenn A. HALL | F7911 
    Married  26 Jun 1943  Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 7 | Male
    + Edmond Glenn COLE

    Born  23 Dec 1909  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  18 Dec 1989  St. Clara, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Edna Marie SPRAY | F11711 
    Married  14 Feb 1945  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 8 | Male
    + William Henry COLE

    Born  28 Apr 1912   
    Died  17 Jan 1992   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Brennice A. HULL | F20498 
    Married  CA 1936   

    Child 9 | Female
    + Gladys Virginia COLE

    Born  20 Feb 1917  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  23 Apr 2012  Weirton, Hancock Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton, Hancock Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Nelson Delmas "Ted" COX | F26743 
    Married  25 Dec 1937  Salem, WV Find all individuals with events at this location


  • Notes 
    • 1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Cove District), enumerated on Jun 12 1900:
      William Cole, 28, b. Aug 1871, farmer, married 6 yrs; wife Columbia J, 23, b. Sep 1876, married 6 yrs, mother of 4 children (3 still living); dau Mary S, 4, b. Aug 1895; son Roy D, b. Dec 1896; dau Emma L, 1, b. Sep 1898; mother-in-law Mary A. Behrens, 82 (corrected from 92), b. Mar 1818 (corrected from 1808) in Germany, immigrated in 1832, widowed.
      (NOTE: Mary A. Behrens was actually William's grandmother-in-law, his wife's maternal grandmother. The birth date on her headstone is March 12 1808.)

      1910 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Cove District), enumerated on Apr 16 1910 at Sand Fork Creek:
      William Cole, 39, farmer, married 15 yrs; wife Lummie, 35, married 15 yrs, mother of 7 children (all still living); dau Mayme, 14; son Roy, 13; dau Lisett, 11; son Wilmer, 8; dau Charlotte, 5; dau Stella, 2; son Edmond, 3 months; father-in-law Henry Vanverth, 85, b. Germany, immigrated in 1866, natuarlized, widowed,
      (NOTE: The 1866 immigration date for Henry Vanverth cannot be correct, since he was enumerated in the 1860 Census in Doddridge County. That may have been the year that he became a naturalized citizen.)

      Local news item, "West Union Herald," Thursday, Nov 23 1916, in its entirety:
      "Ben Staarman and W. L. Cole, two prosperous farmers of Cove District, were in town Tuesday evening with a wagon load of turkeys, which they disposed of at good prices."

  • Sources 
    1. [S1564] Obituary of daughter.

    2. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11792607&Type=Marriage.
      Identified as W. L. Cole, 23, b. & res. in Doddridge Co; and Lummie Vanworth, 19, b. & res. in Doddridge Co. Married May 29 1894 "in the public highway," officiated by John S. Riblett, a Minister of the Gospel. Informants for marriage license: Henry Vanworth & W. L. Cole.
      999999_Horseback-Weddings_In-the-Public-Highway.txt
      999999_Horseback-Weddings_In-the-Public-Highway.txt


    3. [S2045] 1900 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Cove District).