Doddridge County Roots

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Charles Hugh WALDO

Male 1887 - 1950  (63 years)


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  • Name Charles Hugh WALDO 
    Military Between (ENLISTED 22 Jul 191 and 8) 
    Pvt, 46th Inf, 9th Div, US Army, World War I (training at Camp Meade Md.) 
    • The following letter from Charles Hugh Waldo was one of several soldiers' letters to home that were printed in the "Doddridge County Republican" of Thursday, August 29, 1918:

      Camp Meade, Md.
      Aug. 17th, 8:30 p.m.

      My dear Folks:

      Just a few lines this evening. I am feeling so good, I can hardly hold myself. I had a fine supper, then went over to the Canteen, or Company store as you would call it, and ate a piece of raisin pie and drank a pint of real cow milk just in from a country dairy.

      We did not do anything today, as Saturday is always inspection day and we have to clean up our mess kits and have them shining. Then we must have a clean towel and lay it on our bunk, with a tooth brush, comb and cake of soap. They sure do things in a systematic way down here. We have to shave and take a bath each day and say -- they would hang a man if they caught him with dirt under his finger nails.

      We had fire drill again last night. They called us out at 11:30 and again at 3:00 o'clock in the morning. Say, this fire drill stuff is a danged nuisance -- making a body lose their good sleep.

      I will not get to attend church services Sunday. I have to go on guard. Seventy-three of us are to guard the W. and A. B. depot from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. We will get to attend prayer meeting Sunday night.

      We had the best prayer meeting last Wednesday evening that I ever was in. The whole capoodle of us got to feeling good.

      Mother mine, I can afford to feel good. Everything is well with me and I always go to sleep with a feeling of security -- that Jesus is watching over me; also you and Dad. And when I come back, I will come back a better boy. Love to you all and a good night kiss.

      HUGH WALDO
    Born 17 Mar 1887  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Central District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1930, 1940  Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Hope Natural Gas Co. (retired)  [3
    Residence Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 24 Jun 1950  Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6
    Person ID I51893  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2018 

    Father Jasper Fenton WALDO,   b. Jan 1856, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Mother Mary Anna "Annie" ELLIFRITT,   b. 29 Mar 1860, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1926  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1880  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F23995  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gussie E. DOTSON,   b. 1884, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953  (Age 69 years)  [7
    Married 3 Jun 1919  Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Marian Elinore WALDO,   b. 30 Apr 1920, Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1992  (Age 72 years)
    Family ID F26060  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jun 1919 - Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930, 1940 - Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Jun 1950 - Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    51893_WALDO_CharlesHugh_1887-1950_MasonicMemlParkCem_CrystalLake_WestUnion_DoddridgeCoWV.jpg
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    999999_1950FloodMemorial_SmithtonDepot_Smithburg_DoddridgeCoWV.jpg
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    Documents
    51893_WALDO_Charles-Hugh_1887-1950_DeathCertificate.jpg
    51893_WALDO_Charles-Hugh_1887-1950_DeathCertificate.jpg
    999999_List-of-Doddridge-Inductees-for-22Jul1918.jpg
    999999_List-of-Doddridge-Inductees-for-22Jul1918.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Headstone.

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

    3. [S1853] Death Certificate, WV State Dept of Health, Div of Vital Statistics, (http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx), http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=752493&Type=Death.

    4. [S2569] West Virginia Births Index, 1853-1969 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    5. [S1793] West Union WV Cemeteries (Doddridge County), (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (July 1990)).

    6. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    7. [S1583] Marriage record of daughter.