Doddridge County Roots

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William Arthur BRITTON

Male 1884 - 1977  (92 years)


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  • Name William Arthur BRITTON 
    Born 10 Oct 1884  Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1913  Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1900, 1920  McElroy District, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1930  Centerville, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Wilbur, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1917, 1942  Camp, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Died 18 Jan 1977  [2, 3
    Buried Wilbur Cemetery, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I44013  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2011 

    Father John Daniel BRITTON,   b. 1847, Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1912  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Arminda Elizabeth MCGINNIS,   b. 1862, Ritchie Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 9 Feb 1882  Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F32229  Group Sheet

    Family Dottie OSBORN,   b. 9 Sep 1894,   d. Dec 1970  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 1913  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Notes 
    • 1920 Census, Tyler Co, WV (McElroy Dist), enumerated in Feb 1920:
      William A. Britton, 35, farmer; wife Dottie, 25; dau Nellie M, 5; dau Nettie, 3 yr 8 mo; son John A, 2 yr 2 mo.

      1930 Census, Centerville, Tyler Co, WV:
      William A. Britton, 45, occupation pumper for oil company; wife Dottie, 35; dau Nellie, 15; dau Nettie, 13; son Arthur, 12; son Mayford, 10; dau Dessie, 7; son Carl, 5; son Orval, 1 yr 11 mo. [9, 10]
    • 1920 Census, Tyler Co, WV (McElroy Dist), enumerated in Feb 1920:
      William A. Britton, 35, farmer; wife Dottie, 25; dau Nellie M, 5; dau Nettie, 3 yr 8 mo; son John A, 2 yr 2 mo.

      1930 Census, Centerville, Tyler Co, WV:
      William A. Britton, 45, occupation pumper for oil company; wife Dottie, 35; dau Nellie, 15; dau Nettie, 13; son Arthur, 12; son Mayford, 10; dau Dessie, 7; son Carl, 5; son Orval, 1 yr 11 mo. [9, 10]
    Children 
     1. William "Bill" BRITTON,   d. Bef Jun 2006
     2. Nellie Marie BRITTON,   b. CA 1915,   d. Bef May 2007  (Age ~ 92 years)
     3. Nettie BRITTON,   b. 30 Apr 1916, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1981, Jefferson Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     4. John A. BRITTON,   b. CA 1917,   d. Bef Jun 2006  (Age ~ 89 years)
     5. Dessie Virginia BRITTON,   b. 8 Aug 1922,   d. 28 Apr 2008  (Age 85 years)
     6. Carl C. BRITTON,   b. 1 Nov 1924, Mole Hill (now Mountain), Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 2006, Steubenville, Jefferson Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +7. Orval Glen BRITTON,   b. 29 May 1928, Mole Hill (now Mountain), Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 2007, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Family ID F17789  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Centerville, Tyler Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Wilbur, Tyler Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wilbur Cemetery, Tyler Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
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    44013_BRITTON_WilliamA_1930Census_Centerville_TylerCoWV.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S1809] Ritchie County Birth Records, Harrisville, WV, BR p. 164 : http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=2249704&Type=Birth.
      Identified as Wm Arthur Britton, white male, born Oct 10 1884 in Clay District, Ritchie County, son of J. D. & Amanda (sic) E. Britton. Informant: J. D. Britton, father. (Note: The ledger-style birth record indicates the year as 1884 in one place, but 1883 in another. The 1884 date appears to be more reliable and is consistent with most other records containing his birth date, including SSDI and his WW I Draft Registration Card.)

    2. [S15] Social Security Death Index.

    3. [S5] Headstone.

    4. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).

    5. [S1875] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, National Archives and Records Administration, (Ancestry.com online database).

    6. [S2508] World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, National Archives and Records Administration, (Ancestry.com online database).

    7. [S2336] Tyler County West Virginia Cemeteries (website), Gary Patterson, (http://myplace.frontier.com/~garyepatterson/cemidx.htm).

    8. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).
      Identified as W. A. Britton, 28, b. Ritchie Co, res. Tyler Co; and Dottie Osborn, 19, of Doddridge Co. Although the entry appears to state that the marriage ceremony was held on Aug 20 1913, it clearly shows that the license was issued on Sep 20 1913. Their headstone reportedly indicates a marriage date of Oct 20 1913.

    9. [S1567] Marriage record of son.

    10. [S1570] Obituary of son.