Doddridge County Roots

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Earl Layton STUTLER

Male 1894 - 1917  (22 years)


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  • Name Earl Layton STUTLER 
    Born 28 Dec 1894  Morgansville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900, 1910  Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900, 1910  Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Pvt, Co K, 1st Infantry, W.Va. Army National Guard, World War I 
    Military Pvt, Co K, 1st Infantry, W.Va. Army National Guard, World War I  [2
    Died 8 Jun 1917  Silver Run (Cairo), Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Cause: hit by train while on military guard duty at Silver Run tunnel 
    Buried Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    • Citing obituary and other sources, the West Virginia Veterans Memory Project at the State Archives reports Earl Stutler's burial at Stanley (aka Antioch) Cemetery, near Sherwood in Doddridge County. His death record states only that burial was at Sherwood, WV. But Ramage's book of Doddridge County cemeteries does not list him at Stanley Cemetery. Rather, Cochran's book of West Union cemeteries does list him as having a marker at Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery at Crystal Lake, near West Union. A search at findagrave.com confirmed that listing, complete with photograph. It thus appears that he was disinterred and reburied. The possibility cannot be discounted, however, that a memorial marker was placed for him with other family members at the Masonic cemetery, while his remains are still interred at Stanley Cemetery.

      Although his death record and newspaper accounts of his death give Earl Stutler's middle initial as "J", his headstone and the 1900 and 1910 censuses show it as "L". His birth record shows his full name to be Earl Layton Stutler. Nearly identical death records were filed for him in Ritchie and Wood counties, with yet a third much less informative record filed in Doddridge County.
    • Citing obituary and other sources, the West Virginia Veterans Memory Project at the State Archives reports Earl Stutler's burial at Stanley (aka Antioch) Cemetery, near Sherwood in Doddridge County. His death record states only that burial was at Sherwood, WV. But Ramage's book of Doddridge County cemeteries does not list him at Stanley Cemetery. Rather, Cochran's book of West Union cemeteries does list him as having a marker at Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery at Crystal Lake, near West Union. A search at findagrave.com confirmed that listing, complete with photograph. It thus appears that he was disinterred and reburied. The possibility cannot be discounted, however, that a memorial marker was placed for him with other family members at the Masonic cemetery, while his remains are still interred at Stanley Cemetery.

      Although his death record and newspaper accounts of his death give Earl Stutler's middle initial as "J", his headstone and the 1900 and 1910 censuses show it as "L". His birth record shows his full name to be Earl Layton Stutler. Nearly identical death records were filed for him in Ritchie and Wood counties, with yet a third much less informative record filed in Doddridge County.
    Person ID I67965  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 31 May 2018 

    Father Isaac Luther STUTLER,   b. 23 Jan 1863, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1946, Morgansville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Minnie Jefferson LAWRENCE,   b. 19 Jun 1870,   d. 13 Nov 1962, Nutter Fort, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 11 Nov 1888  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F18910  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Dec 1894 - Morgansville, 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
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    Documents
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2569] West Virginia Births Index, 1853-1969 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    2. [S2582] West Virginia Veterans Memorial Archives Database, (http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/wvvetmem.html).

    3. [S2093] 1900 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Grant District).

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

    5. [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=1886712&Type=Death.