Doddridge County Roots

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John Esta HELMICK

Male 1880 - 1949  (69 years)


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  • Name John Esta HELMICK 
    Born 13 Feb 1880  Flint, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1900  [3
    teacher 
    Census 1910  West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1910  [5
    salesman at wholesale grocery 
    Residence 1918  Salem, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 1918, 1920  [2, 6
    merchant (self-employed) 
    Census 1920, 1930  Salem, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1940  Tenmile District, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Physical Description 1942  [1
    5'6", 145 lbs, black hair, blue eyes, ruddy complexion 
    Occupation farmer  [7, 8, 9, 10
    Residence 1940, 1942  Salem, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8
    Died 11 Sep 1949  Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7, 11
    Cause: cancer 
    Buried Mt. Olive Baptist Cemetery, Patterson Rd, Salem (Doddridge Co), WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 12, 13
    Notes 
    • 1910 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated on May 11 1910:
      John E. Helmick, 30, salesman at wholesale grocery, married 7 yrs (1st marriage); wife Vesta, 24, married 7 yrs (1st marriage), mother of 2 children (both still living); dau Gladys, 4; dau Ercell, 2.

      Local news item, "Doddridge County Republican," Thursday, Jul 6 1916, in its entirety:
      "J. E. Helmick, one of the real live wires among the grocery salesmen in this territory, spent Sunday in town, the guest of his father-in-law, Thos. F. Evans."

      News item, "Doddridge County Republican," Thursday, Sep 28 1916, in its entirety:
      PURCHASES STORE
      "J. E. Helmick has purchased the W. R. Smith general store in East Salem of the receiver recently named for that firm. He has assumed charge of the business. -- Salem Letter, Exponent.
      "J. E. Helmick, who has been traveling for the West Union Grocery company for the past eight years, is a splendid young business man, a royal good fellow, and the Republican wishes him abundant sucess."

      Local news item, "West Union Record," Thursday, Oct 5 1916, in its entirety:
      "Ernest Emerick, of Cairo, has accepted a position with the West Union Grocery company as salesman to take the place of J. E. Helmick, who has gon into business in Salem."

      1920 Census, Harrison Co, WV (Tenmile District, Town of Salem), enumerated on Jan 19 1920:
      John E. Helmick, 39, merchant; wife Vesta, 34; dau Gladys, 14; dau Ercel, 12.

      1930 Census, Harrison Co, WV (Tenmile District, City of Salem), enumerated on Apr 12 1930 at 227 W. Main Street:
      J. E. Helmick, 50, farmer (stock farm), age 23 at time of first marriage; wife Vesta, 44, age 17 at first marriage; dau Gladys, 24, single, school teacher; dau Ercel, 22, single.

      1940 Census, Harrison Co, WV (Tenmile District), enumerated on May 21/22 1940 at Route 1:
      John E. Helmick, 60, farmer (general farm); wife Bessie, 51.

      1940 Census, Harrison Co, WV (Tenmile District, City of Salem), enumerated on Apr 18 1940 at 227 W. Main Street:
      Head of household Gladys E. Helmick, 34, single, school teacher; brother-in-law Oakley J. Hopkins, 28, lawyer (private practice); sister Mary E. Hopkins, 32; lodger Gwendolyn A. Smith, 29, single, college teacher, resided in Gilmer County in 1935.
    Person ID I60053  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2016 

    Father Andrew HELMICK,   b. 28 Sep 1855, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1927  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Mary Rebecca RUSH,   b. 27 Aug 1862, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1961, Meadowbrook, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Family ID F34934  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Vesta Viola EVANS,   b. 16 Oct 1885, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1939, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 16 May 1903  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Children 
     1. Gladys Elizabeth HELMICK,   b. 22 Aug 1905, Eagle Mills, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 2004, Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     2. Mary Ercell HELMICK,   b. 14 Dec 1907, Eagle Mills, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 2003  (Age 95 years)
    Family ID F45061  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Bessie Cordelia GEORGE,   b. 4 Nov 1888, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1965, Salem, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 25 Mar 1940  Highland Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F45059  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Feb 1880 - Flint, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1918 - Salem, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920, 1930 - Salem, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1940, 1942 - Salem, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: cancer - 11 Sep 1949 - Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mt. Olive Baptist Cemetery, Patterson Rd, Salem (Doddridge Co), WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    60053_HELMICK_JohnEsta_1880-1949_DeathCertificate.jpg
    60053_HELMICK_JohnEsta_1880-1949_DeathCertificate.jpg
    60053_JohnEHelmick_VestieVEvans_MarriageRecord_16May1903.jpg
    60053_JohnEHelmick_VestieVEvans_MarriageRecord_16May1903.jpg
    60053_JohnEsteeHelmick_BessieCGeorgeBailey_MarriageRecord_25Mar1940.jpg
    60053_JohnEsteeHelmick_BessieCGeorgeBailey_MarriageRecord_25Mar1940.jpg
    60053_HELMICK_JohnEsta_WW-One_DraftRegistration_12Sep1918.jpg
    60053_HELMICK_JohnEsta_WW-One_DraftRegistration_12Sep1918.jpg
    60053_HELMICK_JohnEstee_WW2-DraftRegistration_27Apr1942.jpg
    60053_HELMICK_JohnEstee_WW2-DraftRegistration_27Apr1942.jpg

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

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

    3. [S2010] 1900 Census, Doddridge County, WV (McClellan District).

    4. [S638] Headstone (year only).

    5. [S2032] 1910 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union District).

    6. [S2096] 1920 Census, Harrison County, WV.

    7. [S1853] Death Certificate, WV State Dept of Health, Div of Vital Statistics, (http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx).

    8. [S40] Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014, (Ancestry.com).

    9. [S2039] 1930 Census, Harrison County, WV.

    10. [S2638] 1940 Census, Harrison County, WV.

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

    12. [S2544] Doddridge County Cemeteries, Vol. II, Donald Edward Ramage, (4117 Almaville Rd, Smyna TN 37167 (1988, rev. 1999)).

    13. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    14. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV.