Descendants of William Higgins


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1. William Higgins .

General Notes: William is named as the father of Peter in the record of Peter's burial at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, WV.

William married someone.

His child was:

+ 2 M    i. Peter Higgins was born in 1799, died on 29 Nov 1881 at age 82, and was buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, WV.

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2. Peter Higgins was born in 1799, died on 29 Nov 1881 at age 82, and was buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, WV.

General Notes: Peter Higgins appears in the 1880 Census of Marshall County, WV, residing with his son, John.

Wheeling Register, Nov 29, 1881 - Peter Higgins, one of the oldest residents of Benwood, died at his residence yesterday, aged 82 years. His funeral will take place on Wednesday.

Peter married Bridget Faighey.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 3 M    i. John Higgins was born about 1830 in Ireland and died on 27 Mar 1887 about age 57.

+ 4 M    ii. Patrick Higgins was born in Dec 1844 in Ireland and died on 29 May 1910 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV at age 65.

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3. John Higgins was born about 1830 in Ireland and died on 27 Mar 1887 about age 57.

General Notes: Note from Linda Fluharty: More research needs to be done about John to confirm that he is a son of Peter.

1880 Census, Union District, Marshall County, WV

HIGGINS (185)
John...52-wm...IRE...IRE...IRE
Mary...44-wf...keeping house...NY...IRE...IRE
John...22-wm...nail feeder...WV...IRE...IRE
James...18-wm...WV...IRE...IRE
Michael...15-wm...at school...WV...IRE...IRE
Edward...13-wm...works roll mill...WV...IRE...IRE
William...10-wm...WV...IRE...IRE
Joseph...7-wm...WV...IRE...IRE
Peter...80-wm...father...IRE...IRE...IRE
Cor. KEENNAN...21-wf...niece...widow...WV...IRE...IRE
Lizzie KEENNAN...1-wf...WV...PA...WV
Henry JENNINGS...26-wm...boarder...works in roll mill...IRE...IRE...IRE
John KELLEY...30-wm...boarder...puddler...MD...IRE...IRE
James HIGGINS...18-wm...nail feeder...WV...IRE...SCOT

Wheeling Register, 3 Apr 1887 - The funeral of Mr. John Higgins last Tuesday was one of the largest that has left Benwood for some time.

John married Mary Kelley. Mary was born about 1836 in New York or Ireland.

Children from this marriage were:

   5 M    i. John Higgins was born about 1858 in WV.

   6 M    ii. James Higgins was born about 1862, died on 21 Apr 1890 about age 28, and was buried Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV.

General Notes: Wheeling Register, 22 Apr 1890 - Benwood - James Higgins, a well-known citizen of this place, died at 1 o'clock yesterday. His age was about 28 years. He leaves a wife and two children.

   7 M    iii. Michael Higgins was born about 1865 and died in 1895 about age 30.

General Notes: Wheeling Register, Dec 17, 1895 - TWO MEN DROWNED. A Terrible Accident on the River at Benwood Last Night. -- Timothy Gateley, Michael Higgins, and Edward Southern Attempted to Cross the River on the Ice, About Half-Past Ten - They Broke Through, and Gateley and Higgins were Drowned - The Bodies Not Recovered. -- About half past ten o'clock last night a terrible accident happened on the river, at Benwood, which resulted in the loss of two lives. - The unfortunate victims were Timothy Gateley, aged thirty, an employe of the Wheeling Steel Works, and Michael Higgins, aged twenty-seven, a saloon-keeper. - A third man, named Edward Southern, had a very narrow escape, only saving himself by great exertions and presence of mind. - The three men started about half-past ten to cross the river on the ice to Bellaire, selecting a spot about half way between the bridge and the ferry landing. The river has been gorged at that point for two or three days past, but the ice was not very heavy and in attempting to cross after night the men ran an awful risk, as there must have been a great many thin places between the original cakes of ice, while other holes were not closed over at all. Such places could scarcely be distinguished in the darkness, and under such circumstances for the men to have gotten safely across would have been little else than miraculous. - When they had reached a point near the middle of the river, according to the information obtainable last night from Benwood police, one of the three men broke through. The other went to his assistance, and in a moment Gateley and Higgins were struggling in the water, Southern only making his escape from a like fate by the narrowest of margins. He could do nothing in the darkness to aid his companions, and both were drowned. Southern made his way back to the Benwood shore and gave the alarm, but nothing could be done, as it would have been fool-hardy to have made any attempt at recovering the bodies under the circumstances. - Both the victims were very well known in and about Benwood and their fate will occasion much sorrow in that community.

   8 M    iv. Edward Higgins was born about 1867 in WV.

   9 M    v. William Higgins was born about 1870.

   10 M    vi. Joseph Higgins was born on 2 Jun 1872 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV and died on 26 Jun 1915 in Ohio County, (W) VA at age 43.

   11 F    vii. Kate H. Higgins was born in 1875, died in Aug 1876 at age 1, and was buried on 26 Aug 1876 in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV.

4. Patrick Higgins was born in Dec 1844 in Ireland and died on 29 May 1910 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV at age 65.

General Notes: 1880 Census, Union District, Marshall County, WV
HIGGINS (96)
Patrick...37-wm...puddler...IRE...IRE...IRE
Bridget...27-wf...keeping house...IRE...IRE...IRE
James...7-wm...WV...IRE...IRE
Kate...4-wf...WV...IRE...IRE
John...2-wm...WV...IRE...IRE
Charles...2/12-wm...Apr...WV...IRE...IRE
Cathern JOHNSTON...21-wf...sis-in-law...IRE...IRE...IRE

Is this our Patrick? -- Wheeling Register, October 16, 1887 Benwood: Mr. Patrick Higgins has opened a saloon on 6th Street.

Was he also the Street Commissioner?


1900 Union District, Marshall County, WV
#356-366
Patrick Higgins, Head, b Dec 1844, 55, M-29yrs, Ire Ire Ire, Immigrated 1866, Foreman at mill. Owned home. Can read & write
Brigit Higgins, Wife, b May 1851, 49, 7children/7living, Ire Ire Ire, Immigrated 1870, Housewife. Can read & write
John Joseph Higgins, b Jan 1877, 22, S, WV Ire Ire, Engineer
Charles Higgins, Son, b Apr 1881, 19, S, WV Ire Ire
Marry Higgins, Dau, b Oct 1882, 17, S, WV Ire Ire, Housework
Anna Higgins, Dau, b Feb 1884, 15, S, WV Ire Ire, At school
Katie Higgins, Dau, b Aug 1876, 23, S, WV Ire Ire, Dressmaker
Allice Higgins, Dau, b Oct 1888, 11, S, WV Ire Ire, at school

Patrick married Bridget/Brigid Johnston, daughter of James Johnston and Alice, on 20 Feb 1871 in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV (St. Joseph's Cathedral). Bridget/Brigid was born on 1 May 1851 in Ireland and died on 13 Apr 1918 at age 66.

General Notes: In the 1880 Marshall County census, Cathern Johnston, sis-i-l of Patrick, sis/o Bridget is residing with Patrick and Bridget.

Noted events in her life were:

Immigration: 1870.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 12 M    i. James Thomas Higgins was born on 30 Jun 1874 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV and died on 11 Feb 1939 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV at age 64.

   13 F    ii. Katherine/Kate Higgins was born on 1 Aug 1876, died on 2 Apr 1948 in Huntington State Hospital, Cabell County, WV at age 71, and was buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV.

General Notes: Kate's birth record gives her birth year as 1875 but the state birth books were compiled from records submitted by the counties and there are transcription errors.

Kate never married. In the 1930 census, she was living with with her niece, Anne Katherine "Anna" Pearl Healy. Anna was the daughter of Kate's sister Mary Alice Higgins Pearl.

1930 Census, Benwood, Union District, Marshall County, WV
Henry C. Healy, Head, 31, Rents, $25, Crainman Steel Mill, b WV, parents b WV
Anna, Wife, 28, b WV, father b OH, mother b WV
Patrick, Son, 5, b WV
Henry, Son, 3, b WV
Catherine Higgins, Aunt, 50, b WV, parents b Ireland

Cause of death was a cerebral hemorrhage related to arteriosclerosis.

+ 14 M    iii. John Joseph Higgins was born in Jan 1877.

+ 15 M    iv. Charles Higgins was born in Apr 1881 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV.

+ 16 F    v. Mary Alice Higgins was born on 12 Oct 1882 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV, died in Feb 1962 at age 79, and was buried Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV.

+ 17 F    vi. Anna R. Higgins was born from 18 Feb 1884 to 1885 and died on 18 Aug 1959 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV at age 75.

+ 18 F    vii. Alice Higgins was born in Oct 1888 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV.

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12. James Thomas Higgins was born on 30 Jun 1874 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV and died on 11 Feb 1939 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV at age 64.

General Notes:
1920 Census, Benwood, Marshall County, WV
431 McMechen St.
James Higgins, Head, 47, Rents, Shipping Clerk Tube Mill, b WV, parents b Ire
Margaret, Wife, 42, b WV, father b Ire, mother b MD
Joseph, Son, 19, Machinist at Steel Mill, b WV
Mary, Dau, 16, Office Work Insurance, b WV
Francis, Son, 14, b WV
Joseph Byrne, B-i-l, 49, b WV, father b Ire, mother b MD
Vincent Byrne, B-i-l, 40, Furnace hand plate mill, b WV, father b Ire, mother b MD

1930 Census, Benwood, Marshall County, WV
433 Main St.
James T. Higgins, Head, 57, Owns Home, $3800, Laborer Steel Mill, b WV, parents b Ire
Margaret, Wife, 53, b WV, father b Ire, mother b MD
Francis, Son, 24, Craneman Steel Mill, b WV
Joseph Byrne, B-i-l, 58, b WV, father b Ire, mother b MD
Sarah Byrne, S-i-l, 68, b WV, father b Ire, mother b MD

At the time of his death, James was a Shipping Foreman at Wheeling Steel.

James married Margaret Byrne on 11 Oct 1899 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV.

Children from this marriage were:

   19 M    i. Joseph R. Higgins was born about 1901 and died in 1950 about age 49.

General Notes: 1930 Census, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV
J. R. Higgins, Head, 28, Rents, $32, Salesman Gas Company, b WV, parents b WV
Julia, Wife, 26, Telephone Operator, b WV, parents b WV

Moundsville Daily Echo, Jan 195-. CAPTAIN HIGGINS' BODY ENROUTE FROM GEORGIA - Marshall County awaits the return of the last mortal remains of a native son, Joseph R. Higgins, whose exploits and devotion to aeronautics contributed to the nation's military effort, and channeled scores of young men into the ever-expanding sphere of aviation. - Captain Higgins, born in Benwood January 3, 1901, son of the late James Higgins and Margaret Byrne Higgins, died when a new plane he was ferrying from Hollywood, Fla., to Moundsville, crashed in a Georgia tidewater marsh on Wednesday evening. His body was found floating on the nearby Savannah river, off St. Catherine's Island, according to the latest information obtained by his bereaved family. - BODY COMING BY TRAIN - The family said today that the body was placed aboard a train at Savannah this morning, and was due to arrive in Moundsville about midnight Saturday. It will be taken to the Lutes mortuary, 1109 Second street, Moundsville. No arrangements for the funeral have yet been made. - PLANE SIGHTED FROM AIR - The coast guard sent up planes to look for the plane Capt. Higgins was piloting when he left Hollywood, Fla. A pilot sighted the tail of the ship thrusting up from the marsh. - No statement was available today on what steps may be made by Joseph Speidel of Wheeling, owner of the Glendale airport operations, which included a GI instruction school and a CAP training program to salvage the crashed plane. Mr. Speidel had accompanied Captain Higgins to Florida and bought the plane, returning Monday by plane to leave the flier the task of bringing the new training craft to the local airport. - Possibility loomed that full details of the tragedy and its causes will ever be known. - Mr. Higgins had been engaged in aeronautics in the local valley for about 20 years. He had had several previous brushes with death, the latest but about two weeks ago in eastern Ohio when a plane he was flying from the Glendale base was forced down. - Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Julia Charnock Higgins, 605 Eleventh street, Moundsville; a sister, Mrs. Clarence Flading, and a brother, Francis Higgins, both of Benwood; two nephews, William Flading and James Flading, also of Benwood.

Joseph married Julia V. Charnock on 6 Jun 1925 in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV. Julia was born on 3 Dec 1903 and died on 7 May 2004 in Hagerstown, MD at age 100.

General Notes: She married William Tappe, apparently after the death of Joseph Higgins. William Tappe, the son of Charles & Laura (Fletcher) Tappe, was married first to Nellie Cunningham, the daughter of William Grant & Nettie (Atkinson) Cunningham of Boggs Run, Marshall County, WV. Nellie died suddenly 30 Aug 1954 when she and William were living in Pittsburgh. Nellie was the mother of William's son, Charles Tappe.

+ 20 F    ii. Mary Higgins was born on 6 Mar 1903 and died in Nov 1975 at age 72.

   21 M    iii. Francis Higgins was born on 12 Sep 1905 and died in May 1978 at age 72.

General Notes: According to Jim Flading, Francis didn't marry.

14. John Joseph Higgins was born in Jan 1877.

General Notes: 1920 Census, Benwood, Union District, Marshall County, WV
422? Main Street
John Higgins, Head, 41, Rents, Machine Operator Steel Works, b WV, parents b Ire.
Rose, 32, b NJ, parents b NJ
Grace, 11?, b WV
William, 11? months, b WV



John married Rose Wildblood on 25 Sep 1907 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 22 F    i. Grace Cecelia Higgins was born on 21 Jan 1909, died on 19 Apr 2007 in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV at age 98, and was buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV.

   23 M    ii. William Patrick Higgins was born on 12 Apr 1919 in Benwood, Marshall County, WV, died in Jun 1982 at age 63, and was buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV.

William married Margaret Joanne Pavlick/Paulich on 20 Jun 1953 in Benwood, Marshall County, WV. Margaret was born on 7 Feb 1923 in Benwood, Marshall County, WV, died on 20 May 2009 at age 86, and was buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV.

General Notes: HIGGINS, Margaret J. Paulich, 86, of McMechen WV, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at Ohio Valley Medical Center.

Born in Benwood, WV, on February 7, 1923. Margaret was the daughter of the late Gasper F. and Elizabeth Miller Paulich. She was a retired employee of the Tuberculosis Association and was a member of St. James Catholic Church.

In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, William P. Higgins; two sisters, Mary Kostolich and Anna Kostolich.

Surviving are one son, Patrick Higgins of McMechen; one daughter, Eileen Higgins of Washington, PA. Friends are invited to attend funeral services which will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2009, at the Bishop's Chapel of Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic Church, 324 Logan St., McMechen, WV.

15. Charles Higgins was born in Apr 1881 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV.

General Notes: It appears that Charles married Annie Nagle and she died in 1918. He moved to Ohio and remarried and had four children.

1930 Census, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio
1159 Clifton Street
Charles J. Higgins, Head, 50, Owns Home, $5000, Elevator Mechanic, b WV, parents b Ire.
Margaret, Wife, 42, b Ohio, father b Ire, mother b NY
John P., son, 7, b Ohio
Thomas C., son, 6, b Ohio
James M., 4, b Ohio
Catherine M., dau, 2 yrs 11mos, b Ohio

Charles married Annie Nagle on 7 Feb 1910 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV. Annie was born in Ireland and died on 24 Nov 1918 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV.

Charles next married Margaret J. Unknown.

Children from this marriage were:

   24 M    i. John P. Higgins .

   25 M    ii. Thomas Charles Higgins was born on 7 Feb 1924 in Springfield, Clark County, OH and died on 1 Jun 2004 in Ossining, NY at age 80.

General Notes: Father Thomas C. Higgins - a Maryknoll missioner to Bolivia for 40 years, died on June 1 (2004) at St. Teresa's Residence in Ossining. He was 80. He was immediately assigned to Bolivia after his ordination for the Maryknoll Fathers in 1950. Two years later, he was sent to Riberalta, where he worked among rubber and Brazil nut gatherers living in settlements along the jungle rivers. In 1954 he was appointed director of the vicariate's new industrial school. In the early 1960s, he helped to develop a radio network. After a home leave, he returned and was appointed director of Blanca Flor Cooperative project and pastor of the Cavinas mission. He was pastor in Riberalta, 1966-1978, and then in Cobija, 1978-1981. He later served in Cotoca and Mineros. Returning to the United States in 1990, he resided at the Maryknoll Society Center in Ossining and assisted at St. Francis of Assisi parish in Mount Kisco, where he served among Spanish-speaking parishioners. Born in Springfield, Ohio, he entered Maryknoll Junior Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1939. He held a degree in philosophy from Maryknoll Seminary in Ossining. He is survived by a sister, Catherine Higgins, and two brothers, James and Charles. A Funeral Mass was offered June 4 at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Chapel in Maryknoll Society Center. Burial was in Maryknoll Cemetery.

Note: The Social Security Death Index states his last residence was Ohio but that is probably because he was a priest.

   26 M    iii. James M. Higgins .

   27 F    iv. Catherine M. Higgins .

   28 M    v. Charles Higgins .

General Notes: Charles is mentioned in the obituary of Father Tom.

16. Mary Alice Higgins was born on 12 Oct 1882 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV, died in Feb 1962 at age 79, and was buried Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV.

General Notes: Buried Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV.

Mary married William Andrew Pearl, son of John James Pearl and Sarah Elizabeth Maris,. William was born on 16 Oct 1876 in Perry County, Ohio, died on 7 Aug 1950 in Wheeling, WV at age 73, and was buried Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV.

General Notes: In the 1900 Marshall County census, William Pearl, b. Ohio Oct 1876; age 23; Brakeman on Railroad; father b PA; mother born MD; living with James A. Chambers, a teamster.

1910 Census Marshall County - William A., 33, Tally Clerk at Tube Mill; Mary A., wife, 26; Anna C., 8; Mary A., 5; John W., 3, Charles, 1.

OBITUARY:

Wheeling News-Register, Tuesday, Aug 8, 1950

William A. Pearl, 74, resident of 445 Main Street, Benwood, city assessor for over 16 years, retired chief loader at the Benwood works of the Wheeling Steel Corp., died last night at 9:10 o'clock in Wheeling hospital, where he had been a patient the past month.

A son of the late John and Sarah Marrese (Maris), he was born in Perry County, O., October 16, 1876, but had spent most of his life in Benwood.

He was for many years chairman of the Republican executive committee of Benwood. He was a member of St. John's Catholic church of Benwood and the Holy Name society of the church.

He was united in Benwood to Miss Alice Higgins (Mary Alice), who survives. Also surviving are four sons, Charles, Martins Ferry, O.; Francis, James and William Pearl, Jr., all of McMechen; three daughters, Mrs. Anna Healy, Benwood; Mrs. Mary Cunningham, RD2, Wheeling; and Mrs. Alice Beatty, Glen Dale. A son, Walter Pearl, preceded him in death in February, 1945. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Friends are being received at the Altmeyer funeral home, 1400 Eoff street. Services will be held in the chapel Friday at 8:15 am followed by a High Mass of Requiem in St. John's Catholic church, Benwood, at 9 a.m. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary cemetery.

The Holy Name society of St. John's church will meet in the funeral home Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock to recite the Rosary.

Court Carroll No. 299 Catholic Daughters of America will meet in funeral home Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock to recite the Rosary.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 29 M    i. Charles Patrick Pearl .

+ 30 M    ii. James H. Pearl .

+ 31 F    iii. Anne Katherine "Anna" Pearl was born on 22 Mar 1902 in Benwood, Marshall County, WV and died on 12 May 1970 in Benwood, Marshall County, WV at age 68.

+ 32 F    iv. Alice Rose Pearl was born on 25 May 1916 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV and died on 29 Aug 2011 in Glen Dale, Marshall County, WV at age 95.

+ 33 F    v. Mary Angela Pearl was born on 2 Jul 1904 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV and died on 14 Oct 1982 in Brown's Run, Marshall Co., WV at age 78.

+ 34 M    vi. John Walter Pearl was born on 6 Nov 1906 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV, died on 26 Feb 1945 in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV at age 38, and was buried Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV.

+ 35 M    vii. Francis R. Pearl was born on 6 May 1911 and died in May 1983 at age 72.

+ 36 M    viii. William H. Pearl was born in 1920 and died on 26 Feb 1963 at age 43.

17. Anna R. Higgins was born from 18 Feb 1884 to 1885 and died on 18 Aug 1959 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV at age 75.

General Notes: Birth recorded at the State of WV shows Annie Higgins born to Patrick and Bridget Higgins 7 Feb 1885.

Anna married Mont Bonar on 27 Nov 1906 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV. Mont was born on 22 Feb 1877 in Moundsville, Marshall County, WV and died on 26 Jul 1951 in Ohio Valley Hospital, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV at age 74.

General Notes: Son of Jasper Bonar and Sarah Hughes.

From Jim Flading: "There were rumors that Mont was a member of the Yellow Gang. I am not sure who this Gang was but I think they were all Irish. I know that Mont was a bootlegger during prohibition and that may be the connection to the Yellow Gang."

1910 Census, Benwood, Marshall County, WV
5th & Water St.
Mont Bonar Head, 33, Cafe Saloon b WV, parents b WV
Anna, Wife, 25, Married 3 yrs, 1 child/1 living, b WV, parents b WV
Cathrine, Dau, 2, b WV
[There were also boarders in the home]

1920 Census, Benwood, Marshall County, WV
6th & Water St.
Montraville Bonar, Head, 42, Rents, Roll hand Steel Mill, b Ohio, parents b US
Annie, Wife, 32, b WV, parents b Ire
Kathryn, Dau, 12, b WV
[1 boarder in the home]

1930 Census, Benwood, Marshall County, WV
22-6th St.
Mont Bonar, Head, 52, Owns Home, $5000, Laborer Steel Mill, b WV, parents b WV
Anna, Wife, 45, b WV, parents b Ireland
Jita, Dau, 4, b WV [This must be Jean]
[3 boarders in the home]


Children from this marriage were:

+ 37 F    i. Jean Bonar was born on 17 Dec 1924 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV.

   38 F    ii. Kathryn Bonar was born about 1908.

Kathryn Bonar first married Mr. Feigenbaum and their children were Robert, Annette and Carole. The older two were born in New Jersey and the younger in WV, as shown in the 1940 census. On Dec 13, 1941, in Ohio County, WV, Kathryn Bonar Feigenbaum, divorced, married Stephen Pivarnik. Her son, Robert, died Dec 12, 2006, and his surname is given as Bonar. His father is stated at Mont Bonar and his mother as Kathryn Pivarnik Bonar, both of which are incorrect. Mont Bonar was Robert's grandfather and his mother was Kathryn, daughter of Mont & Anna (Higgins) Bonar. Perhaps Mont & Anna adopted Robert & his two sisters.(?)

1940 Census, Benwood, Marshall County, WV
Head Mont Bonar M 63 West Virginia
Wife Anna Bonar F 55 West Virginia
Daughter Zita Bonar F 14 West Virginia
Daughter Katheryn Fiegenbaum F 32 West Virginia
Grandson Robert Fiegenbaum M 10 New Jersey
Granddaughter Annette Fiegenbaum F 8 New Jersey
Granddaughter Carole Fiegenbaum F 6 West Virginia
Lodger Charles Selmon M 33 West Virginia
Lodger Louis Musilli M 32 West Virginia


18. Alice Higgins was born in Oct 1888 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV.

Alice married Owen L. Raper on 5 Oct 1910 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV.

Children from this marriage were:

   39 M    i. Brigadier General William Rader was born on 21 May 1914 in Wheeling, W. VA., died on 5 Nov 2003 in Alexandria, VA at age 89, and was buried on 6 Jan 2004 in Arlington National Cemetery.

General Notes: William S. Rader, born 21 May 1914 in Wheeling, W. Va., was the son of Owen Libert and Alice B. (Higgins) Raper. Owen, a fireman, was the son of Alonzo Raper, a steel mill foreman, and Emma Green. Alice B. was the daughter of Patrick Higgins, a steel mill worker, and Brigid Johnston, both natives of Ireland, who came to the Unites States in the late 1860s and married in Wheeling 20 Feb 1871.

General Rader had an older brother, Richard, a twin brother John (Jack), and two sisters, Margaret and Eileen. His great-grandfather, John M. Raper, served in the Ohio Infantry during the Civil War.

OBITUARY -
Unknown Newspaper - Monday, November 17, 2003

William S. Rader, 89, an Air Force Brigadier General who flew missions over Europe and the Pacific during World War II, died of cardiac arrest November 5, 2003, at his home in Alexandria, where he had lived for 35 years.

General Rader flew 17 reconnaissance flights over the Pacific during the Battle of Midway. He and his crew ditched their damaged plane 100 miles from Hawaii and clung to a half-inflated life raft in 30-foot seas for 18 hours before rescue.

He later was in the bomber group that raided locomotive works at Lille, France, in 1942. He and his crew flew 72 missions, usually as the lead plane, targeting ball-bearing plants, submarine pens, shipbuilding works, a foundry and aircraft factories, without losing a plane or a crewman. A tour of duty was considered complete at 25 missions.

In the early 1960s, he flew "Looking Glass" missions, which ensured that if the Strategic Air Command was destroyed, there was always a military plane aloft that would serve as a nuclear command post. He retired with 8,000 hours of flight time in B-17 Flying Fortresses and more than 10,000 hours of total flight time.

Among his awards were the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal.

He retired to Alexandria in 1968 and operated a car rental business in the early 1970s.
Later, he was a real estate investor and landlord for area commercial and rental properties.

General Rader was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, and enrolled in a pilot training program at the old Wittenberg College in Ohio. He left college to enlist in the Army Air Corps.

He later completed the requirements at the University of Maryland for a degree in military science. He was a graduate of the Air War College.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Stephanie C. Rader, of Alexandria, and a sister.

Courtesy of the United States Air Force

BRIGADIER GENERAL WILLIAM S. RADER
Retired May 1, 1968

Brigadier General William S. Rader returned to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, January 20, 1965, to become the Deputy Commander of Strategic Air Command's 1st Strategic Aerospace Division. He had previously served there as the commander of the 704th Strategic Missile Wing (Atlas), and for a brief period, as deputy commander, 1st Missile Division, before departing for Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, in July 1959. At F.E. Warren Air Force Base, General Rader commanded the 13th Strategic Missile Division.

General and Mrs. Rader first came to Vandenberg Air Force Base (then known as Cooke Air Force Base) in the summer of 1957. The 704th was a unit of the Air Research and Development Command at that time.

A native of Wheeling, West Virginia, General Rader entered the Army Air Corps in November 1940, as an Aviation Cadet. Later, as a B-17 aircraft commander in 1942, he completed 17 sorties during the Battle of Midway.

On one mission over the Pacific, which lasted more than 17 hours, his aircraft was so badly damaged by Japanese guns it was unable to complete the return to Hawaii. For nearly 20 hours, the genera1 floated in the water supported only by a life jacket before being sighted by another B-17.

As flight commander of the 368th Bomb Squadron in England later in the war, General Rader made one of the first deep penetration, daylight raids over Europe. He took his unit, unescorted by the shorter range fighters, to a point more than 200 miles southeast of Paris. Despite heavy enemy fire, which knocked out two of his aircraft's engines and the manual elevator controls, he bombed the primary target and made it back to England on automatic pilot. For this, General Rader was awarded the Silver Star on August 26, 1943.

The general also led the Eighth Bomber Command's first division of B-17s that month against the ball bearing plants of Schweinfurt, in one of the most historic missions of the war in Europe.

He has studied at Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, and at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he completed requirements for a degree in military science.

A graduate of the Air War College, General Rader has held many assignments which include deputy commander, 7th Bomb Wing; air operations officer with the Joint Task Force on Eniwetok; chief of the Tech Training Division, Headquarters U.S. Air Force; assistant for Operational Readiness Division, and chief for Plans and Policies, Headquarters ARDC; and, prior to his assignment to Cooke Air Force Base, he served as inspector general, Headquarters ARDC.

His work with the Air Research and Development Command earned for him the Legion of Merit, awarded for leadership and management of the Plans and Policies Office there.

   40 M    ii. Richard Raper .

   41 M    iii. John "Jack" Raper was born on 21 May 1914.

John married someone.

   42 F    iv. Eileen Grace Raper .

Eileen married Henry William Schuler on 17 Sep 1938 in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV.

   43 F    v. Margaret Raper .

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20. Mary Higgins was born on 6 Mar 1903 and died in Nov 1975 at age 72.

Mary married Clarence William Flading, son of William Flading and Margaret Salisbury, on 22 Sep 1925 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV. Clarence was born on 7 Nov 1901 in St. Marys, Pleasants County, WV, died on 14 Oct 1951 in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV at age 49, and was buried Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV.

General Notes: His parents were William Flading and Margaret Salisbury.

1930 Census, Benwood, Union District, Marshall County, WV
425 McMechen St.
Clarence Flading, Head, 28, Rents, $16, Truck Driver Steel Mill, b WV, Parents b WV
Mary, Wife, 27, b WV, Pareents b WV
James, Son, 3, b WV
Ella Byrne, Aunt, 65, Single, b WV, father b WV, mother b MD

At the time of his death (cerebral hemorrhage), he was a Lt. in the Police Department.


Children from this marriage were:

   44 M    i. James W. Flading was born on 5 Jul 1926 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV.

James married Gilda Solomone on 27 Nov 1948 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV. Gilda was born on 18 Aug 1927 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV and died on 24 Sep 2007 at age 80.

General Notes: FLADING, Gilda, 80, of Benwood, W.Va., died Monday, September 24, 2007, in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, W.Va.

She was born August 18, 1927, in Benwood, a daughter of the late Rocco and Louise DiGiacoma Solomone.

She was a retired employee of the Louis Marx Toy Company, Glen Dale, W.Va.; and a member of the St. John's Catholic Church, Benwood.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, David Joseph Flading; three sisters, Jeanette Porterfield, Helen Evanich and Virginia Peacemaker.

Surviving are her beloved husband of 59 years, James W. Flading, Sr.; three sons, James W. Flading, Jr. and his wife, Judy, of Appleton, Wis., Ronald Flading of Benwood, and Richard Flading and his wife, Jodi, of Wheeling; three daughters, Denise Ueltschy and her husband, Mark, of Wheeling, Rosemary Pavelka and her husband, Gerald, of Orlando, Fla., and Joyce Ann Flading of Benwood; a brother, Albert Solomone of Benwood; two sisters, Edith Thomas of Lansing, Ohio, and Mary Jane DeCocco and her husband, Patsy, of Columbus, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Brian Flading, Kevin Flading, Mark Ueltschy, Chad Ueltschy, April Pavelka, Chris Eastwood and Courtney Eastwood; five great-grandchil dren; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday, September 28, 2007 at the St. John's Catholic Church, Benwood with the Rev. Joseph J. Hayden, S.J., as celebrant.

Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Catholic Charities, 7 13th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003.

Arrangements by the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen.


   45 M    ii. William Francis Flading was born in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV.

William married Mary Elizabeth McGowan on 18 Sep 1954 in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV. Mary was born in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV.

22. Grace Cecelia Higgins was born on 21 Jan 1909, died on 19 Apr 2007 in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV at age 98, and was buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV.

General Notes: Grace Cecilia Higgins Joyce, 98, formerly of Garden Park Terrace, Warwood died Thursday, April 19, 2007 in Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling. She was born January 21, 1909 in Benwood, WV., the daughter of the late John and Rose Wildblood Higgins. Mrs. Joyce was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Warwood Ave., Wheeling. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas F. Joyce; a son, Thomas H. Joyce in 2000; a brother; and an infant sister. Surviving are a granddaughter, Kathleen Whitelatch of Moundsville, WV; two grandsons, Michael T. Joyce of Fort Mill, SC; Patrick W. Joyce of Connecticut; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Joyce of Fort Mill, SC; several great- grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend Funeral Liturgy with Mass on Monday, April 23, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Corpus Christ Catholic Church, Warwood Ave., Wheeling with Father Eugene S. Ostrowski as celebrant. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Grace married Thomas F. Joyce on 5 Nov 1929 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV. Thomas was born on 10 Mar 1905, died on 22 Nov 1968 at age 63, and was buried on 25 Nov 1968 in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV.

General Notes: He was the son of Edward F. Joyce and Mary Ellen Byrne. He was a plumbing supplies salesman and resided at 2524 Warwood Ave., Wheeling, Ohio, W. Va.


Children from this marriage were:

   46 M    i. Thomas H. Joyce was born on 7 Oct 1930 and died on 30 Dec 2000 at age 70.

Thomas married Nancy L. Plants on 20 Oct 1951 in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV.

   47 F    ii. Unknown Joyce .

29. Charles Patrick Pearl .

Charles married Madelyn G. Weiskircher on 27 Apr 1938 in Martins Ferry, Belmont County, Ohio.

Children from this marriage were:

   48 M    i. Charles Patrick Pearl Jr.

   49 F    ii. Barbara Pearl .

Barbara married Edward Sharp.

30. James H. Pearl .

James married Albina V. Cisar on 15 Oct 1938 in Catholic Church, McMechen, Marshall Co., WV.

General Notes: Pearl, Albina V. 93, of McMechen, WV, died Friday, September 4, 2009 At Liza's Place Care Center.
She was born August 2, 1916, in Wheeling to the late Frank and Antonia Pollock Cisar. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in McMechen and a member of The Alter Society at St. James.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James H. Pearl, her brother Frank Cisar, her sister Molly Cisar, and her niece Donna Pisarick.
Surviving are her two sons Ronald (Sandra) Pearl of McMechen, and James (Doreen) Pearl of Hudson, OH; three grandchildren David (Cindy) Pearl, Cynthia Pearl, Shanley Pearl; four great-grandchildren James Blake, John Blake, Jeremy Blake, and Sami Pearl; and special relatives Jamie (Noel) McDivitt, Jill (Melvin) Upchurch, and Molly (Doug) Brier.
Friends will be received Monday, September 7, 2009 from 6-9 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood- McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall St. McMechen where a vigil service will be held at 8:30 pm with Deacon Steven McGinnis. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at St. James Catholic Church, McMechen, with Rev. Joseph Hayden S.J. as celebrant. Entombment will follow at Mt. Calvary cemetery, Wheeling.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Valley Hospice, 132 Peters Run Rd., Wheeling, WV 26003-7838.


Children from this marriage were:

   50 M    i. Ronald Francis Pearl .

Ronald married Sandra Lee Fisher on 26 May 1962 in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV.

   51 M    ii. James Pearl .

31. Anne Katherine "Anna" Pearl was born on 22 Mar 1902 in Benwood, Marshall County, WV and died on 12 May 1970 in Benwood, Marshall County, WV at age 68. Another name for Anne was Anna.

General Notes: At the time of their marriage, Henry was a resident of Boggs Run: Anna lived in Benwood.

Anne married Henry Charles Healy Sr., son of John Joseph Healy and Marguerite/Margaret Bickerton, on 23 Nov 1921 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV. Henry was born on 8 Apr 1898 in WV, died on 27 Dec 1966 in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV at age 68, and was buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV.

General Notes: Was the manager of the State Liquor Store at Benwood.


Children from this marriage were:

   52 M    i. Patrick Joseph Healy was born on 2 May 1924 in Benwood, Marshall County, WV and died on 21 Oct 1996 in Glen Dale, Marshall County, WV at age 72.

General Notes: Wheeling News-Register, October 22, 1996 - Submitted by Ruth Ann Healy McClelland, daughter.

Former School Director of Athletics Dies

Patrick J. Healy, charter member and former Athletic Director of Bishop Donahue High School, died Monday, October 21, 1996 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, WV. He was 72.

A resident of 911 Tomlinson Ave., Glen Dale, he was born May 2, 1924 in Benwood, a son of the late Henry C. and Anna K. Pearl Healy.

He was a retired maintenance supervisor with the former Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, Corp., Benwood Plant, a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, Glen Dale, and a U.S. Army-Air Force veteran of World War II.

He was a member and past president of the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Management Club, a member and former secretary of the Lubrication Engineering Society of the Upper Ohio Valley, a member of the Bellaire Elks, No. 419, the Moundsville Knights of Columbus Council 1907, and the Blake Brothers Post No. 46, American Legion, Benwood.

Surviving are his wife, Betty L. Niedermyer Healy; a son, Richard P. (Beth) of Moundsville, two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Ruth Ann) McClelland and Mrs. John (Rose Marie) Hess, both of Moundsville; a brother, Henry C. Healy of Wheeling; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Friends received 2-9 pm Wednesday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen.

Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 10 am Thursday at St. Jude Catholic Church, with the Rev. William J. Stenger as celebrant.

Interment in Mt.. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Vigil services at 8 pm Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church.

Patrick married Betty Niedermyer, daughter of Alfred William Niedermyer and Marie Naber, on 18 Sep 1946 in Catholic Church, Benwood, Marshall Co., WV.

   53 M    ii. Henry Charles Healy Jr. was born on 14 Jun 1926 in Benwood, Marshall County, WV and died on 14 Mar 2003 in Peachtree City, GA at age 76.

General Notes: Healy, Henry "Poppy" Charles, 76, of Peachtree City, GA, passed away March 14, 2003 in Atlanta, GA.

Henry was born and raised in Benwood, WV, then later moved to Paden City, WV to raise his family.

Henry attended high school at St. John's, Bellaire, and college at West Liberty, where he excelled in football and basketball as well as academics. "Coach Healy" was a successful teacher, coach and principal at Paden City High School. His ability to motivate and lead his athletes and students was an inspiration to all who knew him. He was a Navy veteran of WWII and was a former member of the American Legion Post 86, Paden City.

Henry was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Ann Haines; his parents, Henry Charles Healy, Sr. and Anne Katherine "Anna" Pearl; and his brother, Patrick Joseph Healy.

He is survived by his second wife, Dorothy Healy; a son, Marty and his wife, Lois, of Summerville, SC; three daughters, Marliss Barczak and her husband, Jim, of South Boston, VA, Patty Anderson and her husband, Ricky, of Raleigh, NC, and Linda Healy of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Kathy Booher and husband Jay, Melissa Probst, Bill Anderson and wife Karen, Jan Alexander, Matt Healy, Chris Anderson, Maggie Alexander, Angie Anderson, Jeff Healy, Lisa Alexander, Greg Healy, and Jaci Healy; three great-grandchildren, Jacob Henry Booher, Margaret Ann Booher, and Cameron Trey Anderson; step-children, Nancy, Bill, Ann, Rita, Marie, Pat, Michael, and Martha; a total of twenty-four grandchildren.

Friends were received from 2-8 pm Monday, March 17th, 2003 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, where a vigil was held Monday evening.

Funeral liturgy with Mass was celebrated at 11am Tuesday, March 18th, 2003 at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, Paden City with the Rev. Joseph Ezharath as celebrant. Interment was in Paden Memorial Gardens.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to West Liberty State College Scholarship Fund.


Henry married Margaret Ann Haines.

32. Alice Rose Pearl was born on 25 May 1916 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV and died on 29 Aug 2011 in Glen Dale, Marshall County, WV at age 95.

General Notes: BEATTY, Alice Rose Pearl., 95, of Glen Dale, W.Va., died Monday, August 29, 2011 at home.

She was born May 25, 1916 in Benwood, W.Va., a daughter of the late William A. and Mary Alice Higgins Pearl.

Alice was a homemaker and a devoted mother and grandmother. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, Glen Dale, and a member of the St. Jude Women's Guild. For many years, she served as a volunteer at Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Robert E. Beatty; a son, Robert J. Beatty; five brothers; two sisters.

Surviving are three sons, Thomas P. (Karen) Beatty of Virginia Beach, Va., James E. (Michelle) Beatty of Glen Dale and John F. (Shelly) Beatty of Martinsburg, W.Va.; three daughters, Mary P. (William) Ebbert of Clarkston, MI, Alice A. Mysliwiec of McMechen, W.Va., and Rita M. (Robert) DeMundo of Moundsville, W.Va.; a daughter-in-law, Suzan Beatty of Charlotte, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 4-9 p.m. Friday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, where a Rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 3, 2011 at St. Jude Catholic Church with Rev. Edward Stafford, T.O.R. as celebrant.

Entombment in Mt. Calvary Mausoleum, Wheeling.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Catholic Church, 710 Jefferson Ave., Glen Dale, WV 16038; or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Building 6, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30305. Please designate "Bobby's Band" on check.

Alice married Robert Eugene Beatty on 23 Aug 1939 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV. Robert was born on 24 Dec 1914 in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV and died on 23 Mar 2003 in Glen Dale, Marshall County, WV at age 88.

General Notes: Robert E. Beatty, 88, of Glen Dale died March 23, 2003 at home. He was a retired employee with the US Postal Service; a member of St. Jude Catholic Church; an a US Army veteran; a member of Knights of Columbus Council 1907 and American Legion. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert J. Beatty; 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Surviving are his wife, Alice Pearl Beatty; 3 sons, Thomas P.(Karen), James E.(Michelle) and John F.(Shelly) Beatty; 3 daughters, Mary P.(William) Ebbert, Alice A. Mysliwiec, Rita (Robert) DeMundo; 15 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.


Children from this marriage were:

   54 M    i. Robert J. Beatty .

   55 M    ii. Thomas P. Beatty .

   56 M    iii. James E. Beatty .

   57 M    iv. John F. Beatty .

   58 F    v. Mary P. Beatty .

   59 F    vi. Alice Ann Beatty .

   60 F    vii. Rita Beatty .

33. Mary Angela Pearl was born on 2 Jul 1904 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV and died on 14 Oct 1982 in Brown's Run, Marshall Co., WV at age 78.

General Notes: OBITUARY

CUNNINGHAM, Mary Angela Pearl, 77, of Boggs Run Road, Benwood, died Tuesday at home. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Benwood. Surviving are her husband, John W. Cunningham; a son, Jack W. of Wheeling; three daughters, Mrs. John (Ruth) Clarke of Benwood; Mrs. William (Helen) McCormick of Benwood and Anna Mae Smith of Jefferson City, Tenn.; three brothers, Charles Pearl of Martins Ferry, Francis and James Pearl, both of McMechen; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Alice) Beatty of Glen Dale; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Friends received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob streets, Wheeling, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John's Catholic Church. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Rosary devotions 8 p.m. Thursday.

Mary married John Wilbur Cunningham, son of William Grant Cunningham and Nettie Florence Atkinson, on 29 Aug 1921 in St. Johns Catholic Church, Benwood, Marshall County, WV. John was born on 17 Sep 1901, died in May 1986 in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV at age 84, and was buried in MT Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, WV.

Children from this marriage were:

   61 F    i. Ruth Cunningham was born on 7 Apr 1922 in Marshall County, WV and died in Apr 1986 at age 64.

Ruth married Lemar Ashworth Clarke.

   62 M    ii. John William "Jack" Cunningham was born on 1 Feb 1924 in Boggs Run, Marshall County, WV, died on 7 May 2000 in Boggs Run, Marshall County, WV at age 76, and was buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Rt. 88, Marshall County, WV. Another name for John was Jack.

General Notes:
OBITUARY

Cunningham, John "Jack" William Jr., 76, of Roosevelt Ave., Boggs Run Road, Benwood, died Sunday, May 7, 2000 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale.(Died at home; pronounced dead at hospital.) He was a retired welder with Saturn Foundry, a Catholic, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Essie Smith Cunningham; his parents, John W. and Mary Pearl Cunningham Sr.; two sisters (Ruth Clarke & Helen McCormick). Surviving are a son, Sam (Samuel Joseph) and his wife Alma (Polsinelli) of Crestview, Fla.; three daughters, Linda Fluharty and her husband, Gene, of Baton Rouge, La., Lori Whitwam and her husband, Tom, of Elk River, Minn., and Lisa Lantrip and her husband, Darrell, of Pine Bluff, Ark.; a sister, Anna Mae Smith of Greeneville, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren; two (four) great-grandchildren. Friends received from 9 a.m. Wednesday until time of services at 10:30 a.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob Streets, Wheeling. Interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

John married Ruth Essie Smith, daughter of Orval Allen Smith and Ossie (Madge) Shaffer, on 22 May 1945 in Providence, RI. Ruth was born on 12 Nov 1928 in McMechen, WV, died on 14 May 1984 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA at age 55, and was buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Rt. 88, Marshall County, WV.

   63 F    iii. Helen Rebecca Cunningham was born on 9 Apr 1925, died on 3 Jun 1995 at age 70, and was buried in Halcyon Hills Cemetery, Sherrard, WV.

General Notes:
OBITUARY

McCORMICK, Helen Rebecca, 69, of Browns Run Road, Benwood, died Saturday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Pearl Cunningham; a sister [Ruth]. Surviving are her husband, William W.; a son, William W., Jr., of Pittsburgh; a daughter, Becky Cunningham of Benwood; a brother, Jack Cunningham of Benwood; a sister, Anna Mae Smith of Greenville, Tenn.; a granddaughter, Brandy Harris of Benwood; several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Boggs Run Road, Benwood. Entombment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum, Wheeling. Arrangements by Kepner Funeral Home, 36 and Jacob Streets, Wheeling. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Boggs Run Road, Benwood, W.Va. 26031.

Helen married William McCormick.

   64 F    iv. Anna Mae Cunningham was born in May 1928 and died on 8 Dec 2003 in Greeneville, TN at age 75.

General Notes:
Obituary: The Greeneville Sun, Greeneville, TN
Dec. 10, 2003

Anna Mae Cunningham Smith

Died 12-08-2003 - Anna Mae Cunningham Smith, 76, of Greeneville, died Monday at Laughlin Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Tusculum Baptist Church. Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late John and Mary Cunningham and a widow of Shaffer Smith, Sr. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: Dennis and Terry Smith of Mobile, Ala., Shaffer and --- of Jefferson City; two daughters and a son-in-law: Lynn Smith Gallaher of Mobile, Ala., and Shirley and Hubert Walker Jr. of Afton; nine grandchildren; Jason Smith, Brandon Smith, J. B. Gallaher, Amy Gallaher, Dean Walker, Thomas Walker, Jessie Smith, Morgan Smith, and Christian Ingram; a great grandson: Joey Gallaher, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by a son Howard Smith; two sisters: Ruth Clarke and Helen McCormick and a brother, Jack Cunningham. Family and friends will meet in Graceland Memorial Gardens at 2:15 Sunday afternoon for a graveside service at 2:30 P.M. The Rev. Keith Mowery will officiate. Jeffers Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

Anna married Shaffer Fielding Smith, son of Orval Allen Smith and Ossie (Madge) Shaffer,. Shaffer was born on 24 Jun 1924 and died on 12 May 1989 in North Carolina at age 64.

34. John Walter Pearl was born on 6 Nov 1906 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV, died on 26 Feb 1945 in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV at age 38, and was buried Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV.

General Notes: Died of a coronary occlusion. He was a salesman for Coco-Cola Company.

John married Laura Kolich on 28 Feb 1931 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV. Laura was born in 1911 in McKeesport, PA and died in 2008 in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV at age 97.

General Notes: PEARL, Laura Marie Kolich, 96, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Monday, September 22, 2008, in Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling.

She was born December 6, 1911, in McKeesport, Pa., the daughter of the late George and Mary Schmitt Kolich.

Mrs. Pearl was a retired cashier for the former A&P Grocery Store in Elm Grove; she was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wheeling; and a member of the Salvation Army and Senior Services of Wheeling.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J. Walter Pearl, in 1945; a son, John Walter Pearl, in 1999; two sisters, Alberta Foose and Helena Schafer; and an infant grandson, John Dale Mathieu.

Surviving are a daughter, Marjorie Mathieu; four grandchildren, Marjorie Mathieu, E. David Mathieu and his wife, Jill, Michael A. Mathieu and his wife, Lori, and Michelle Daniels and her husband, Bob; and six great-grandchildren, Ann Marie, Marissa, Jonathan, Abby, Amy and Jennifer.

Friends will be received form 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 25, 2008, at the Kepner Funeral Home, 1308 Chapline St., Wheeling.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., on Thursday, at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wheeling, with the Rev. Edwin Keel as celebrant.

Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 140-16 St., Wheeling, WV 26003, Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Edgington Lane, Wheeling, WV 26003 or Valley Hospice, 132 Peters Run Rd., Wheeling, WV 26003.


Children from this marriage were:

   65 M    i. John Walter Pearl .

   66 F    ii. Marjorie Pearl .

35. Francis R. Pearl was born on 6 May 1911 and died in May 1983 at age 72.

Francis married Jacquelyne Kerfoot on 29 May 1942 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV. Jacquelyne was born on 5 Mar 1916 and died on 15 Jul 2000 at age 84.

Children from this marriage were:

   67 M    i. Michael Pearl .

   68 M    ii. John Pearl .

   69 F    iii. Kathy Pearl .

36. William H. Pearl was born in 1920 and died on 26 Feb 1963 at age 43.

William married Blanche M. Smith on 26 Dec 1940 in Brooke Co., W. VA.

Children from this marriage were:

   70 M    i. William Pearl .

   71 F    ii. Mary Beth Pearl .

Mary married David Sustarsic, son of Victor Sustarsic and Mildred B. Healy,.

37. Jean Bonar was born on 17 Dec 1924 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV.

Jean married Harold Hoskinson on 22 Jun 1946 in Benwood, Marshall Co., WV. Harold was born on 18 Oct 1923 in Altitude, OH.

Children from this marriage were:

   72 M    i. James Hoskinson .

General Notes: According to Jim Flading, James "Jim" Hoskinson was born with a congential heart problem and died in his late thirties.

   73 F    ii. Janet Hoskinson .


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