Eunice Persinger1

F, #46451
FatherAllen Patterson Persinger1 b. 27 Apr 1892, d. Mar 1982
MotherAda Blanche Bess1 b. 4 Apr 1896, d. 30 Jun 1966
 Eunice Persinger is the daughter of Allen Patterson Persinger and Ada Blanche Bess.1 

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

Beulah Pearl Patton1

F, #46452, b. 21 Apr 1921, d. 26 Sep 1996
Birth*21 Apr 1921 Beulah was born at Meadow Bridge, Fayette Co, WV, on 21 Apr 1921.2,1 
Marriage*27 Jun 1947 She married Allen Patterson Persinger Jr at Hinton, Summers Co, WV, on 27 Jun 1947. Allen P. Persinger, age 25, single, b. Thayer, res. Meadow Bridge; Beulah Pearl Fox, age 26, widowed, b. Meadow Bridge, res. Meadow Bridge; md by E.W. Billings at Hinton.1 
Death*26 Sep 1996 Beulah died on 26 Sep 1996 at Meadow Bridge, Fayette Co, WV, at age 75.2 
Burial* Her body was interred at Meadow Bridge, Fayette Co, WV, at Patton Cemetery.3 

Family

Allen Patterson Persinger Jr b. 15 Feb 1922, d. 14 May 1990

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Summers Co, WV.
  2. [S1] Social Security Administration., Social Security Death Index (Online at www.ancestry.com),.
  3. [S2738] FindAGrave.com (findagrave.com), gravestone.

Alma M. (?)1

F, #46453, b. 25 Jan 1895, d. Jul 1977
Birth*25 Jan 1895 Alma was born at PA on 25 Jan 1895.2,3 
Marriage*circa 1924 She married William Henry Bess circa 1924.3,1 
Census5 Apr 1930 Alma M. (?) and William Henry Bess appeared on the census as head of household at St Louis, St Louis Co, MO, on 5 Apr 1930.3 
Residence1 Apr 1935 William Henry Bess and Alma M. (?) resided at Weirton, Hancock Co, WV, on 1 Apr 1935.3 
Census*8 Apr 1940 She and William Henry Bess appeared on the census as head of household at Weirton Heights, Hancock Co, WV, on 8 Apr 1940.3 
Residence*27 Apr 1942 William Henry Bess and Alma M. (?) resided at 533 Summit Rd, Weirton Heights, Hancock Co, WV, on 27 Apr 1942.4 
(informant) Death1 Jun 1955 Alma was informant for the death of William Henry Bess at Mercy Hosp, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, PA, on 1 Jun 1955.5 
Death*Jul 1977 Alma died in Jul 1977 at Amity, Washington Co, PA, at age 82.2 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
5 Apr 1930St Louis, St Louis Co, MOWilliam Henry Bess and Alma M. (?)3
8 Apr 1940Weirton Heights, Hancock Co, WVWilliam Henry Bess and Alma M. (?)3

Family

William Henry Bess b. 10 Oct 1891, d. 1 Jun 1955
Marriage*circa 1924 She married William Henry Bess circa 1924.3,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2696] WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947 (www.ancestry.com), William Henry Bess.
  2. [S1] Social Security Administration., Social Security Death Index (Online at www.ancestry.com),.
  3. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  4. [S2696] WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947 (www.ancestry.com),.
  5. [S2837] PA Death Certificate online at ancestry.com,.

William Henry Bess Jr1

M, #46454
FatherWilliam Henry Bess1 b. 10 Oct 1891, d. 1 Jun 1955
MotherAlma M. (?)1 b. 25 Jan 1895, d. Jul 1977
 William Henry Bess Jr is the son of William Henry Bess and Alma M. (?)1 
Marriage*29 May 1952 He married Mary Lou Ferguson at Weirton, Hancock Co, WV, on 29 May 1952. William H. Bess, Jr, age 23, single, b. St. Louis Co, MO, res. 130 School St, Weirton; Mary Lou Ferguson, age 20, single, b. Columbiana Co, OH, res. 3673 Penna. Ave, Weirton, WV; md by A.R. Mansberger at Weirton.2 

Family

Mary Lou Ferguson

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S2712] WV Marriages Hancock Co, WV.

John David 'Jack' Bess1,2,3

M, #46455
FatherWilliam Henry Bess2 b. 10 Oct 1891, d. 1 Jun 1955
MotherAlma M. (?)2 b. 25 Jan 1895, d. Jul 1977
 John David 'Jack' Bess is the son of William Henry Bess and Alma M. (?)2 
Marriage*6 Sep 1958 He married Betty Jean Vejvoda at Weirton, Hancock Co, WV, on 6 Sep 1958. John David Bess, age 26, b. Carnegie, PA, res. Weirton, WV; Betty Jean Vejvoda, age 20, b. Weirton, res. Weirton; md by G. Ousley Brown at Weirton.1 

Family

Betty Jean Vejvoda

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Brooke Co, WV.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S237] Obituary, Ruth Glade Flanagan Marion, Clarksville (TN) McReynolds-Nave-Larson Funeral Home, online at http://navefuneralhomes.com/book-of-memories/795032/…, accessed September 2015.

Cletis Eugene Gentry1,2

M, #46468, b. circa 1914
Birth*circa 1914 Cletis was born at Maplewood, Fayette Co, WV, circa 1914. Son of George F. & Bertha (Kincaid) Gentry.1 
Marriage*12 Oct 1933 He married Bertell M. Bess at Layland, Fayette Co, WV, on 12 Oct 1933. Cletis E. Gentry, age 19, single, b. Maplewood, res. Maplewood, par. Geo. J. & Bertha, farmer; Bertell M. Bess, age 19, single, b. Thayer, res. Maplewood, par. Will & Esil; md by Henry Adkins at Layland.1 
Census*15 May 1940 Cletis Eugene Gentry and Bertell M. Bess were listed as residents in the census report at Sewell Mtn Dist, Fayette Co, WV, on 15 May 1940. Resided in the home of George F. & Bertha Gentry, Cletis' parents.2 
(informant) Death5 Jun 1944 Cletis was informant for the death of Frankie Allyson Gentry at Maplewood, Fayette Co, WV, on 5 Jun 1944.3 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
15 May 1940Sewell Mtn Dist, Fayette Co, WVCletis Eugene Gentry, Bertell M. Bess and Frankie Allyson Gentry2

Family

Bertell M. Bess b. 7 Oct 1914, d. 23 Apr 2008
Children

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Fayette Co, WV.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S2683] WV Death Certificate online at www.wvculture.org,.

Frankie Allyson Gentry1,2

F, #46481, b. 20 Apr 1935, d. 5 Jun 1944
FatherCletis Eugene Gentry1 b. circa 1914
MotherBertell M. Bess1 b. 7 Oct 1914, d. 23 Apr 2008
Birth*20 Apr 1935 Frankie was born at Maplewood, Fayette Co, WV, on 20 Apr 1935.2,1 
 She was the daughter of Cletis Eugene Gentry and Bertell M. Bess.1 
(Witness) Census15 May 1940 Frankie Allyson Gentry appeared on the census of 15 May 1940 in the household of Cletis Eugene Gentry and Bertell M. Bess at Sewell Mtn Dist, Fayette Co, WV.1 
Death*5 Jun 1944 Frankie died on 5 Jun 1944 at Maplewood, Fayette Co, WV, at age 9.2 
Burial*7 Jun 1944 Her body was interred on 7 Jun 1944 at Maplewood, Fayette Co, WV, at Anderson Cem.2,3 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
15 May 1940Sewell Mtn Dist, Fayette Co, WVCletis Eugene Gentry, Bertell M. Bess and Frankie Allyson Gentry1

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S2683] WV Death Certificate online at www.wvculture.org,.
  3. [S2738] FindAGrave.com (findagrave.com), gravestone.

James Gentry1

M, #46482
FatherCletis Eugene Gentry1 b. circa 1914
MotherBertell M. Bess1 b. 7 Oct 1914, d. 23 Apr 2008
 James Gentry is the son of Cletis Eugene Gentry and Bertell M. Bess.1 

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

(?) Vetitoe1

M, #46483
Marriage* (?) Vetitoe married Bertell M. Bess, daughter of William Henry Bess and Easle Meador.1 

Family

Bertell M. Bess b. 7 Oct 1914, d. 23 Apr 2008

Citations

  1. [S237] Obituary, Bertell Bess Gentry Vetitoe, Beckley (WV) Register Herald, online at www.register-herald.com/obituaries/local_story_120230735.html, accessed May 2008.

William Herman Flanagan1,2,3

M, #46484, b. 15 Nov 1914, d. 12 May 1952
Birth*15 Nov 1914 William was born at Greenbrier Co, WV, on 15 Nov 1914. Son of William Jenning Flanagan & Alice Mick.3,1 
Marriage*29 Jun 1934 He married Ruth Glade Bess at Fayetteville, Fayette Co, WV, on 29 Jun 1934. W.H. Flanagan, age 20, single, b. Greenbrier Co, res. Layland, par. W.J. & B.A, miner; Ruth Glade Bess, age 18, single, b. Thayer, res. Layland, par. W.H. & Easel; md by C.A. Powers at Fayetteville.1 
Employment*Apr 1940 Occupation: laborer in Apr 1940 at Maplewood, Fayette Co, WV. Day laborer, coal mining.4 
Census*4 Apr 1940 William Herman Flanagan and Ruth Glade Bess appeared on the census as head of household at Maplewood, Fayette Co, WV, on 4 Apr 1940.4 
Death*12 May 1952 William died on 12 May 1952 at Beelick Knob, Fayette Co, WV, at age 37. Died of CO asphyxiation in mine explosion at the Alaska Coal Mine, Beelick Knob.3 
Burial*15 May 1952 His body was interred on 15 May 1952 at Clintonville, Greenbrier Co, WV, at End of Trail Cem.3 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
4 Apr 1940Maplewood, Fayette Co, WVWilliam Herman Flanagan and Ruth Glade Bess4

Family

Ruth Glade Bess b. 14 Dec 1918, d. 30 Mar 2008
Children

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Fayette Co, WV.
  2. [S237] Obituary, Ruth Glade Flanagan Marion, Clarksville (TN) McReynolds-Nave-Larson Funeral Home, online at http://navefuneralhomes.com/book-of-memories/795032/…, accessed September 2015.
  3. [S2683] WV Death Certificate online at www.wvculture.org,.
  4. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  5. [S235] Births, Civil Records Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Births Index, 1853-1969 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Mary Lou Ferguson1,2

F, #46485
Marriage*29 May 1952 She married William Henry Bess Jr at Weirton, Hancock Co, WV, on 29 May 1952. William H. Bess, Jr, age 23, single, b. St. Louis Co, MO, res. 130 School St, Weirton; Mary Lou Ferguson, age 20, single, b. Columbiana Co, OH, res. 3673 Penna. Ave, Weirton, WV; md by A.R. Mansberger at Weirton.1 

Family

William Henry Bess Jr

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Hancock Co, WV.
  2. [S237] Obituary, Ruth Glade Flanagan Marion, Clarksville (TN) McReynolds-Nave-Larson Funeral Home, online at http://navefuneralhomes.com/book-of-memories/795032/…, accessed September 2015.

Roscoe H. Flanagan1

M, #46490
FatherWilliam Herman Flanagan1 b. 15 Nov 1914, d. 12 May 1952
MotherRuth Glade Bess1 b. 14 Dec 1918, d. 30 Mar 2008
 Roscoe H. Flanagan is the son of William Herman Flanagan and Ruth Glade Bess.1 

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

Carl L. Flanagan1

M, #46491
FatherWilliam Herman Flanagan1 b. 15 Nov 1914, d. 12 May 1952
MotherRuth Glade Bess1 b. 14 Dec 1918, d. 30 Mar 2008
 Carl L. Flanagan is the son of William Herman Flanagan and Ruth Glade Bess.1 

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

Herma Lee Flanagan1

F, #46492
FatherWilliam Herman Flanagan1 b. 15 Nov 1914, d. 12 May 1952
MotherRuth Glade Bess1 b. 14 Dec 1918, d. 30 Mar 2008
 Herma Lee Flanagan is the daughter of William Herman Flanagan and Ruth Glade Bess.1 

Citations

  1. [S235] Births, Civil Records Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Births Index, 1853-1969 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Kermit Flanagan1

M, #46493
FatherWilliam Herman Flanagan1 b. 15 Nov 1914, d. 12 May 1952
MotherRuth Glade Bess1 b. 14 Dec 1918, d. 30 Mar 2008
 Kermit Flanagan is the son of William Herman Flanagan and Ruth Glade Bess.1 

Citations

  1. [S237] Obituary, Ruth Glade Flanagan Marion, Clarksville (TN) McReynolds-Nave-Larson Funeral Home, online at http://navefuneralhomes.com/book-of-memories/795032/…, accessed September 2015.

Betty Jean Vejvoda1

F, #46494
Marriage*6 Sep 1958 She married John David 'Jack' Bess at Weirton, Hancock Co, WV, on 6 Sep 1958. John David Bess, age 26, b. Carnegie, PA, res. Weirton, WV; Betty Jean Vejvoda, age 20, b. Weirton, res. Weirton; md by G. Ousley Brown at Weirton.1 

Family

John David 'Jack' Bess

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Brooke Co, WV.