Doddridge County Roots

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Dora Belle (Sullivan) MCCONNELL

Female 1892 - 1987  (95 years)


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  • Name Dora Belle (Sullivan) MCCONNELL 
    Born 17 Jan 1892  Central District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Census 1900, 1910  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1920  West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1936  Huntington, Cabell Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence SINCE 1960  Tampa, Hillsborough Co, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Died 25 Jan 1987  Hillsborough Co, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Person ID I124621  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Mother Elizabeth Olive "Ollie" SULLIVAN,   b. 8 Feb 1868, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F53965  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charles John AULT,   b. 20 Dec 1869, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1936, Huntington, Cabell Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1909  Grafton, Taylor Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Notes 
    • The birth record of Dora Sullivan identifies her as the daughter of Ollie Sullivan, the nickname of Elizabeth Olive Sullivan. According to the 1939 obituary of Ollie's aunt Rebecca Elizabeth Bennett, Ollie had married a Smith and was living in Indianapolis. But in the 1900 Census of West Union, Dora Sullivan was identified as an orphan and residing in the home of Robert J. and Sarah J. (Moore) McConnell, to whom she was not related. When Dora married Charles Ault in 1909, her name in the marriage record was Dora Belle McConnell.

      1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Town of West Union), enumerated on Jun 1 1900:
      Robert J. McConnell, 58, b. Dec 1841 in Md. (father b. Germany, mother b. Md.), miller, married 26 yrs; wife Sarah J, 53, b. Mar 1846 in WVa (both parents b. WVa), milliner, married 26 yrs, mother of 1 child (still living); orphan Dora Sullivan, 8, b. Jan 1891 in WVa (both parents b. WVa).

      1910 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Town of West Union), enumerated on Aug 9, 10 and 11 1910:
      Charles Ault, 35, b. Pa, glass worker (blower), married 2 yrs (1st marriage); wife Dora Ault, 19, b. WVa, married 2 yrs (1st marriage), no children; servant Feteth Lewis, 24, b. WVa, single, servant girl; servant Maggie Prichard, 21, b. WVa, single, servant girl; cook Anna Flesher, 40, b. Pa, single, hotel cook; lodger Edward Burkhart, 41, b. Pa, single, glass worker (flattener); lodger John Burkhart, 40, b. Pa, single, glass worker (blower); lodger John Fleckner, 35, b. Ohio, single, glass worker (blower); lodger R. U. Shafer (? - entry smudged), 30, b. NJ, single, glass worker (blower); roomer William Roberts, 50, b. NJ, widowed, glass worker (blower); roomer Albert Roberts, 21, b. Md, single, glass worker (snapper); roomer George Roberts, 18, b. NY, single, glass worker (gather boy).

      1920 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated on Jan 29 1920:
      Charles Ault, 47, blower in glass plant; wife Dora, 28; dau Virginia, 9; dau Mary, 8; dau Frances, 5; son Robert, 1y 10m. All born in West Virginia except Charles, born in Pennsylvania.
    Children 
     1. Sarah Virginia AULT,   b. 17 Sep 1910, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1995, Hillsborough Co, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Mary Phyllis AULT,   b. 18 Nov 1911, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1974, San Diego Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. Frances Roberta AULT,   b. 10 May 1914, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1954, Alameda Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     4. Robert Franklin AULT,   b. 24 Jan 1918, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1981, Los Angeles Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     5. Lois Jean Edna AULT,   b. 28 Apr 1920, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 2001  (Age 81 years)
    Family ID F53966  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Nov 1909 - Grafton, Taylor Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900, 1910 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1936 - Huntington, Cabell Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - SINCE 1960 - Tampa, Hillsborough Co, FL Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2569] West Virginia Births Index, 1853-1969 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    2. [S2299] Taylor County Marriage Records, Grafton, WV, MR p. 13, Line 33 : http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11212986&Type=Marriage.

    3. [S15] Social Security Death Index.

    4. [S1620] Death record of husband.

    5. [S14] Obituary.

    6. [S1925] Social Security Death Index - OH.

    7. [S2396] Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com and Florida Dept of Health, Office of Vital Records).

    8. [S2299] Taylor County Marriage Records, Grafton, WV, MR p. 13, Line 33 : http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11212986&Type=Marriage.
      Identified as Charles John Ault, 34, b. Pittsburgh Pa., res. West Union WVa; and Dora Belle McConnell, 18, b. Doddridge Co, res. Taylor Co. Married Nov 20 1909 in Grafton, officiated by J. H. Flanagan. Consent of mother provided.