Doddridge County Roots

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Clyde S. THORNDELL

Male 1876 - 1952  (~ 75 years)


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  • Name Clyde S. THORNDELL 
    Census 1880, 1900, 10, 20  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born Sep 1876  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1904  [4
    freight train fireman 
    Occupation 1918 
    manager of refreshment stand 
    • Local news item, "West Union Herald," Thursday, Sep 5 1918, in its entirety:
      "R. G. Knight has sold his Sugar Bowl Confectionery to J. N. Markey and will conduct the favorite refreshment stand with C. S. Thorndell as manager. Mr. Knight has built up a nice business during his ownership of the concern, and retires from the business to enter military service. Mr. Markey is one of our best known business men, being the proprietor of the Markey Clothing Store, and we predict that he will get along well with his new purchase."
    Residence 1919  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1930  [6
    brakeman on steam railroad 
    Census 1930, 1940  Alliance, Stark Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1940  [7
    locomotive brakeman 
    Military Co I, 2nd W.Va., Spanish-American War 
    • Local news item, "West Union Herald," Thursday, Nov 7 1918, in its entirety:
      "C. S. Thorndell, who went through fast Thursday on his first trip as fireman, and was pulling a colored troop train, stated while on siding at Ellenboro, all the boys got out and drilled in that little city, and said it brought back recollections of by-gone days when he was with Co I, 2nd W.Va., during the Spanish-American war."
    Died 1952  [2
    Buried Alliance City Cemetery, Stark Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I79877  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2018 

    Father Alvert W. THORNDELL,   b. Apr 1852, Uniontown, Fayette Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1908, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann BOWERS,   b. Nov 1854, Preston Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married CA 1875 
    Family ID F34955  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lulu E. MCCONNELL,   b. 5 Jul 1876, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1948, Alliance, Stark Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 26 Apr 1905  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Divorced Nov 1920  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Louise THORNDELL,   b. CA 1906, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Helene THORNDELL,   b. CA 1908, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Clyde Lansing THORNDELL,   b. 22 Apr 1912, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1974  (Age 61 years)
    Family ID F34159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880, 1900, 10, 20 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Apr 1905 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1919 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Clyde S Thorndell, train brakeman uniform, June 1940
    Clyde S Thorndell, train brakeman uniform, June 1940

    Documents
    999999_IceSkatingOnMiddleIslandCreek_WestUnionHerald_24Jan1924.jpg
    999999_IceSkatingOnMiddleIslandCreek_WestUnionHerald_24Jan1924.jpg

    Histories
    999999_Train-Collision-in-Tunnel-6_nearCentralStation_DoddridgeCoWV_7April1904.txt
    999999_Train-Collision-in-Tunnel-6_nearCentralStation_DoddridgeCoWV_7April1904.txt

  • Sources 
    1. [S1998] 1900 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union District).

    2. [S638] Headstone (year only).

    3. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV.

    4. [S1596] Newspaper article.

    5. [S1594] Obituary of brother.

    6. [S1898] 1930 Census.

    7. [S127] 1940 Census.

    8. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    9. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11794326&Type=Marriage.

    10. [S691] West Union Herald, 12/2/1920.