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  • ID: I3139
  • Name: Bert Ross Ash 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 11 Aug 1892 in Canton, Doddridge County, West Virginia 2 3
  • Death: 6 Nov 1948 in Huntington, Wayne County, West Virginia of Hemorrhage due to carcinoma (tumor) of the larynx. 4 5
  • Burial: 9 Nov 1948 Belington, Barbour County, West Virginia
  • Occupation: stone mason 18 Apr 1910 Harrison County, West Virginia
  • Note: Notes from Occupation event: He is living with his parents on Oak St, Salem, W.Va. 6
  • Event: WW I Draft Card WW I Draft Card 5 Jun 1917 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 7
  • Occupation: automobile mechanic for Kelesey Wheel Co 5 Jun 1917 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 7
  • Residence: 46 Abbott Street, 5 Jun 1917 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 7
  • Event: during WW I Military Service Bet 13 Mar 1918 and 2 May 1919 Fort Mead, , Maryland
  • Note: Notes from Military Service event: US Army, Pvt. First Class, Gr #103 Traning Batt, 154th Depot Brigade, Camp Meade (now Fort Meade), Maryland. 8
  • Event: US Census US Federal Census 9 Jan 1920 Dist #202, Akron, Ward 6, Summit County, Ohio
  • Note: Notes from US Federal Census event: He is 26, single and living as a lodger at 1408 Goodyear Ave. Akron, Ohio. He can read and write. He was born in West Virginia. He speaks English. His occupation: Rubber worker, rubber factory. He works for wages. 9
  • Event: US Census US Federal Census 4 Apr 1930 Dist #13, Belington, Ward 2, Barbour County, West Virginia
  • Note: Notes from US Federal Census event: He is living with his wife and 4 children on Hall Ave, Belington, West Virginia. He rents his home. His value of monthly rent: $[not stated]. He does not live on a farm. He can read and write. He was born in West Virginia. He speaks English. His occupation: Store manager, store. He works for wages. He is actually at work. He is a veteran of WW I. 10
  • Occupation: store manager 4 Apr 1930 Belington, Barbour County, West Virginia 10
  • Residence: Hall Ave, Belington 4 Apr 1930 Barbour County, West Virginia 10
  • Occupation: construction laborer for Harwood Nebel Construction Co, Washington, DC 27 Apr 1942 Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia
  • Note: Notes from Occupation event: The company was doing construction work for the US Marine Barracks at Inantics, Prince William County, Virginia. 1
  • Residence: RFD #1, (East Dailey) 3 miles south of Beverly 27 Apr 1942 Randolph County, West Virginia 1
  • Event: WW II Draft Card WW II Draft Card 27 Apr 1942 West Union, Doddridge County, West Virginia 1
  • Event: tombstone Tombstone 9 Nov 1948 Belington, Barbour County, West Virginia 11
  • Note:
    Bert Ross Ash and Family c.1943.
    Bert Ross Ash and Family c.1943
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    ┘Cb┘DBIIOGRAPHY: ┘C/b┘DBert Ross Ash (1892-1948)

    Bert Ross Ash, the fourth born, was the son of James and Amanda Belle (Wilcox) Ash. He was born 11 August 1892 near the town of Canton, Doddridge County, West Virginia. He had four sisters. The first was unnamed and died at birth. The other three were Bessie Leora, Mollie Lee, died at the age of nine and Mary Blanch Ash. He also had four younger brothers. One was unnamed that died at birth and the other three were James Lawrence, Dallas Earl and Clay Kenneth Ash. As of 2001, nothing remains of the town except for a few houses and a empty two room building that might have been the school house. He is listed in the 1900 census as being 8 years old under the name of "Bertie". His two younger brothers, Dallas and Clay were not born yet. His father was working as a carpenter for the oil companies. Sometime between 1902 and 1903, he and his family moved to Salem, Harrison County, West Virginia. He and his entire family are listed in the 1910 census as living in the Salem District, Harrison County, West Virginia. His father is still working as a carpenter for the oil companies and Bert is working as a stone mason at the age of 17.

    During 1917, his WW I draftcard shows his age as 24, single and working as a automobile mechanic in Detroit, Michigan for Kelsey Wheel Co located at the corner of Military St. and Michigan Ave. His address is 46 Abbott Drive, Detroit Michigan. On 13 Mar 1918 he enlisted in the US Army and served in WW I. He was station at Camp Meade, Maryland and assigned to Group #103 Training Battalion, 154th Depot Brigade. His service lasted one year and was discharged from the Army on 2 May 1919 at Camp Meade.

    Soon after leaving the Army, he went to work at the Goodyear Rubber Plant in Akron, Ohio. On 9 Jan 1920 the census list him as age 26, single and a lodger at 1408 Goodyear Ave, Akron, Ohio. Four months later, he met and married Thelma Lillian Ware. They were married by the brides father, Rev. William Graham Ware on 30 May 1920 in Fairmont, Marion Co, W.Va. According to their marriage license, Bert had married before and was widowed. Just prior to their marriage, Thelma was living with her parents and attending school at Salem College. She is listed in the 1920 census living with her mother and father, Rev. William G. and Alletha (Robinson) Ware in Salem, Harrison County, West Virginia.

    Bert worked as a company store manager for the coal mines. He and his family would move from town to town as the mines gave out and closed. During 1927 he moved his family to Baxter, West Virginia and during 1930 he moved again to Belington, Barbor County, West Virginia. He had children who were born in all three of these towns. The 1930 census shows Bert and Thelma with four children (Betty, Martha, Ross and Ellen) living on Hall Ave, Belington, W.Va. He is working as a store manager, probably for a coal company. After moving to East Dailey, Randolph County, West Virginia, he got a job as a lumber grader at a local lumber yard. During 1934 he bought a homestead house on two acres of land for $8,000.00 that was built by the government. He raised a garden and grew his own vegetables. He continued to raise support his family until his death in 1948 after a seven month stay in the VA Hospital at Huntington, Wayne County, West Virginia. He died from a hemorrhage due to a malignant tumor in his throat. He was 56 years old and is buried in the Fraternal Cemetery near Belington, West Virginia next to the Ware and Robinson families.

    WVM 2006




    Father: James Ash b: 25 May 1864 in Doddridge County, West Virginia
    Mother: Amanda Bell Wilcox b: 8 Dec 1867 in Tyler County, West Virginia

    Marriage 1 Thelma Lillian Ware b: 12 Dec 1896 in Belington, Barbour County, West Virginia
    • Married: 13 May 1920 in Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia 12
    • Note:
      Bert R. Ash and Thelma L. Ware 1920 Wedding.
      Bert R. Ash and Thelma L. Ware 1920 Wedding.
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      Bride's age-23; Groom's age-27. They were married by the brides father, Rev. William G. Ware at Fairmont, W.Va. According to their marriage license, Bert had been married before and was widowed.
    Children
    1. Has Children Betty June Ash b: 23 May 1921 in Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia
    2. Has Children Martha Eleanor Ash b: 21 Jun 1922 in Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia
    3. Has No Children Ross Edwin Ash b: 2 Nov 1925 in Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia
    4. Has Children Ellen Jane Ash b: 27 Jan 1928 in Baxter, Marion County, West Virginia
    5. Has Children Living Ash
    6. Has Children Vera Lea Ash b: 6 Nov 1932 in Belington, Barbour County, West Virginia

    Sources:
    1. Title: "U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942." Database and images.
      Publication: \i Ancestry.com\i0 . http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 : 2007.
    2. Title: "Register of Births, 1853-1911" West Virginia Vital Research Records
      Author: West Virginia. Doddridge County. West Virginia Division of Culture and History
      Publication: http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx :2005.
    3. Title: Birth Certificates.
      Author: West Virginia. Doddridge County.
      Repository:
      • Title: Death Certificates.
        Author: West Virginia. Wayne County.
        Repository:
        • Title: "Deaths, 1853-1969" West Virginia Vital Research Records
          Author: West Virginia. Wayne County. West Virginia Division of Culture and History
          Publication: http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx :2005.
        • Title: 1910 U.S. census, \i Ancestry.com\i0, Digital images
          Author: West Virginia, Harrison County
          Publication: http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7884&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0: National Archives and Records Administration, 2006
        • Title: "World War I Draft Registration Cards, (1917-1918)." Database and images.
          Publication: \i Ancestry.com\i0 . http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6482&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 : 2005.
        • Title: Military, Compiled Service Records. World War I. National Archives and Records Administration. Information Releasable under the Freedom of Information Act.
          Repository:
          • Title: 1920 U.S. census, \i Ancestry.com\i0, Digital images
            Author: Ohio, Summit County
            Publication: http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6061&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005
          • Title: 1930 U.S. census, \i Ancestry.com\i0, Digital images
            Author: West Virginia, Barbour County
            Publication: http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6224&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002
          • Title: Cemetery Marker (Rural, Medium)
          • Title: Marriage License, 1842-1970. Digital images.
            Author: West Virginia. Marion County.
            Publication: West Virginia Division of Culture and History, \i West Virginia Vital Research Records\i0 . http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx : 2005.
            Repository:

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