Doddridge County Roots

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Alva Wilmer ADAMS

Male 1898 - 1947  (49 years)


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  • Name Alva Wilmer ADAMS 
    Born 17 Apr 1898  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Name entered as Alvin in birth record, but appears as Alva in all other records. Birth date given as Apr 1897 in 1900 Census, and death record states birth date as Apr 17 1897, but his birth record shows it as Apr 17 1898.
    Gender Male 
    Military World War I  [2, 3
    Census 1900, 1920  Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1930, 1940  Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Adams Transfer Co  [2
    Occupation 1940  [4
    furniture repair work (own shop) 
    Residence Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6
    Died 6 Jun 1947  Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1408  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2018 

    Father Alexander ADAMS,   b. 25 May 1855, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1929  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Mary Isabel "Bell" GASTON,   b. 29 Aug 1857, Summers, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1929, Smithburg, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1874  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F456  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Elizabeth "Maggie" SNIDER,   b. 28 May 1901, Market, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1989, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 5 Oct 1919  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Children 
     1. Annabelle ADAMS,   b. 6 Apr 1921, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 2013, Bridgeport, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +2. Mabel Irene ADAMS,   b. 15 Jul 1922, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 2001, Bridgeport, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +3. Mary Margaret "Markey" ADAMS,   b. 23 Oct 1924, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 2019, Bridgeport, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    Family ID F6662  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930, 1940 - Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Jun 1947 - Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
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    1408_ADAMS_AlvaWilmer_1898-1947_HarrisonCoDeathRecord.jpg
    1408_ADAMS_AlvaWilmer_1898-1947_HarrisonCoDeathRecord.jpg
    999999_List-of-Doddridge-Inductees-for-28Aug1918.jpg
    999999_List-of-Doddridge-Inductees-for-28Aug1918.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S1553] Doddridge County Birth Records, West Union, WV, BR Bk 3 p 4: http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=2620686&Type=Birth.
      Identified as "Alvin W. Adams," born Apr 17 1898 in Doddridge County, son of Alex Adams and Mary I. Adams.

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

    3. [S1596] Newspaper article, Doddridge County Republican, Aug 22 1918.

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

    5. [S1577] Obituary of sister.

    6. [S960] Obituary of mother.

    7. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, MR Bk 10, p. 342.
      He was identified as "Alva W. Adams," age 22, b. in Doddridge Co, and she as Maggie Elizabeth Snider, age 18, b. in Doddridge Co.

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