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Aaron Ernest WEEKLEY

Male 1892 - 1988  (96 years)


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  • Name Aaron Ernest WEEKLEY  [1
    Born 4 Sep 1892  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    • The birth date on his headstone is Mar 3 1890, but his birth date is given in the 1900 Census as Apr 1892, age 8. However, this is in conflict with the birth record in Doddridge County for an unnamed male Weekly, son of Noah Weekly & Hannah Fry, born on Sep 4 1892. Further confusing matters is a delayed birth record, filed by uncle James Frey in Aug 1941, for Ernest Weekley, born in West Union on Mar 3 1900, son of Noah Weekley and Hannah Frey. The same 1900 birth date/place was reported by him in Feb 1942 in his WW II draft registration. However, Social Security records of Ernest Weekley, death date Dec 10 1988 matching his headstone date, shows his birth date as Sep 4 1892, which matches the birth record of the unnamed son of Noah and Hannah. These appear to be the correct dates for him.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900, 1910  West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1916  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1920  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1930  Fayette Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1938  Fairbank, Fayette Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1940  Fairbank, Fayette Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1930, 1940  [6, 7
    coal miner 
    Occupation 1942  [8
    H. C. Frick Coke Co, Filbert Mine, Fairbank PA 
    Residence Fairbank, Fayette Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1942  Brownsville, Fayette Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence 1942  Fairbank, Fayette Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Died 10 Dec 1988  [1, 3
    Buried Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Fayette Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Person ID I28447  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 

    Father Noah WEEKLEY,   b. CA 1857,   d. Bef Jun 1900  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Mother Hannah FRY,   b. CA 1860, Barbour Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1942, West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Family ID F38864  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Blanche May MOORE,   b. 12 Feb 1896, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1977  (Age 81 years)  [12
    Married 18 Nov 1916  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Children 
     1. Donald Earl WEEKLEY,   b. 1 Jun 1917, Smithburg, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1985  (Age 67 years)
    Documents
    28447_AaronWeekley_BlancheMoore_MarriageRecord_18Nov1916.jpg
    28447_AaronWeekley_BlancheMoore_MarriageRecord_18Nov1916.jpg
    Family ID F10783  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Freda Mae HILES,   b. 26 Jun 1910, Brownsville, Fayette Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1993  (Age 83 years) 
    Married CA 1929  [6
    Notes 
    • 1930 Census, Fayette Co, Pennsylvania (Menallen Twp), enumerated on Apr 8 1930:
      Aaron Weekly, 29, coal miner; wife Freda May, 19; dau Bettie Jane, 10 months; father-in-law John Hiles, 53, coal miner; mother-in-law Alice Hiles, 56. All born in Pennsylvania except for Aaron, born in West Virginia.
      (NOTE: Aaron's stated age is about 8 years younger than indicated in most other records. He was age 27 in the 1920 Census.)

      1940 Census, Fayette Co, Pennsylvania (Redstone Twp, Town of Fairbank), enumerated on Apr 4 1940:
      Ernest Weekley, 39, coal miner; wife Freda, 29; dau Betty Jane, 10; dau Alice Marie, 4; dau Luella, 2. All born in Pennsylvania except for Ernest, born in West Virginia.)
    Children 
     1. Betty Jane WEEKLEY,   b. 1929, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Family ID F42778  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Headstone.

    2. [S1553] Doddridge County Birth Records, West Union, WV, BR p. 365, Line 3279 : http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=2605253&Type=Birth.

    3. [S38] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    4. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, MR p. 79 : www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11795575&Type=Marriage.

    5. [S1577] Obituary of sister.

    6. [S1898] 1930 Census.

    7. [S127] 1940 Census.

    8. [S2708] World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    9. [S1932] Social Security Death Index.

    10. [S960] Obituary of mother.

    11. [S934] Findagrave.com, Name on headstone: Aaron Ernest Weekley.

    12. [S1599] Birth record of son.

    13. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, MR p. 79 : www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11795575&Type=Marriage.
      Identified as Aaron Weekley, 24, b. & res. in Doddridge Co; and Blanche Moore, 20, b. & res. in Doddridge Co. Married Nov 18 1916 "at U. B. Parsonage, West Union, W.Va.," officiated by Geo. W. Burdette, a Minister of the Gospel. Informant for marriage license: G. W. Moore.