Doddridge County Roots

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Oliver Alvadore ASHBURN

Male 1872 - 1953  (80 years)


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  • Name Oliver Alvadore ASHBURN 
    Born 12 Dec 1872  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1900  [3
    superintendent of school (Co) 
    Census 1910  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Widowed, living alone.
    Occupation 1910  [5
    agent for oil & gas company 
    Occupation 1916  [6
    Inspector of Weights & Measures 
    Occupation 1918  [7
    scale inspector at Toledo Scale Co. 
    Residence 1918  Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1920  Center, Shelby Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Widowed, one of many lodgers at a boarding house.
    Occupation 1920  [8
    oil & gas operator 
    Census 1940  Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Widowed, one of several lodgers in a private home.
    Occupation retired teacher, school superintendent  [2, 9
    Occupation 1940  [10
    salesman of wholesale clothing 
    Residence Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 29 Sep 1953  Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Buried Knight-Ashburn Cemetery, Piggin Run, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 11
    Notes 
    • From an undated newspaper clipping, newspaper not identified:

      "In 1905, Theodore Roosevelt was President. Our sheriff was W. B. Allen. O. A. Ashburn was school superintendent. An important event for West Union that year was the dedication of a beautiful building. (It still is.) We think of it as the Masonic Building. The RECORD reported: 'The Macabee Temple was dedicated on Saturday. It is the first to be built on Foley Square and is a beautiful structure. The building and the ground cost $10,000.' A large crowd was present throughout the day and into the evening. The M. E. Church Orchestra played. Miss Beulah Stuck and Miss Emma Shannon sang solos."

      Local news item, "West Union Record," Thursday, Apr 13 1916, in its entirety:
      "O. A. Ashburn, Inspector of Weights and Measures, was here this week and appeared before the county court and asked that a county inspector be appointed for Doddridge County, which the court declined to do. Mr. Ashburn then went to Sheriff Nutter to serve in that capacity, which he refused to do. This action will leave Doddridge County without an officer in that department."
    Person ID I55209  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 3 May 2020 

    Father Amaziah ASHBURN,   b. 22 May 1830, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1895, West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Margaret COWELL,   b. Aug 1831, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 25 Oct 1851  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary A. MAXWELL,   b. CA 1881, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1908  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1905  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Documents
    55209_OliverAlvadoreAshburn_MaryAMaxwell_MarriageRecord_27Sep1905.jpg
    55209_OliverAlvadoreAshburn_MaryAMaxwell_MarriageRecord_27Sep1905.jpg
    Family ID F44266  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Dec 1872 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1918 - Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Center, Shelby Co, TX Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Sep 1953 - Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Knight-Ashburn Cemetery, Piggin Run, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    999999_DedicationOfMacabeeTemple-MasonicBldg_WestUnionWV_1905.jpg
    999999_DedicationOfMacabeeTemple-MasonicBldg_WestUnionWV_1905.jpg

    Histories
    999999_Dedication-of-Masonic-Building_WestUnionWV_1905.txt
    999999_Dedication-of-Masonic-Building_WestUnionWV_1905.txt

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    2. [S1853] Death Certificate, WV Div of Vital Statistics, WV State Dept of Health, Div of Vital Statistics, (http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx).

    3. [S1998] 1900 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union District).

    4. [S638] Headstone (year only).

    5. [S2032] 1910 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union District).

    6. [S1897] West Union Record, 4/13/1916.

    7. [S1875] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, National Archives and Records Administration, (Ancestry.com online database).

    8. [S1734] 1920 Census.

    9. [S1596] Newspaper article.

    10. [S2637] 1940 Census, Wood County, WV.

    11. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    12. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, MR p. 327 : www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11794131&Type=Marriage.
      Identified as O. A. Ashburn, 32, b. & res. in Doddridge Co; and Mary Maxwell, 24, born in Ohio, res. in Doddridge Co. Married Sep 27 1905 "at the brides home John Maxwell."