Notes on Carl C. Starcher

Carl C. Starcher was born September 20, 1891, the son of Thomas Jackson and Mary E. Smith Starcher.

The 1900 Federal Census, Calhoun County, Lee District #23 lists him living at home.
STARCHER, 45-47
Thomas...Head...WM...Dec 1860...39...md 20 yrs...Farmer...WV WV WV
Mary E...Wife...WF...Sep 1863...36...8/7...WV WV WV
Estella...Dau...WF...May 1881...19...Seamstress...WV WV WV
Charles W...Son...WM...Mar 1883...17...Farm Laborer...WV WV WV
Allen B...Son...WM...Jul 1885...14...Farm Laborer...WV WV WV
Fred A...Son...WM...Jan 1889...11...Farm Laborer...WV WV WV
Carl C...Son...WM...Sep 1891...8...WV WV WV
Leona M...Dau...WF...Jul 1896...3...WV WV WV
Roy F...Son...WM...Sep 1899...8/12...WV WV WV
He married Orpha Harris on July 14, 1918. Orpha Harris, born April 1897, was the daughter of Levi Harris and (presumably) Nancy Harris. The 1900 Census also shows her living at home.
Samuel A...Son...WM...Feb 1900...3/12...WV WV WV
HARRIS, 147-149
Levi M...Head...WM...Mar 1870...30...md 11 yrs...Farmer...WV WV WV
Nancy...Wife...WF...Jun 1876...23...6/6...WV WV WV
Alpha...Dau...WF...Jun 1887...12...WV WV WV
Homer...Son...WM...Dec 1889...10...Farm Laborer...WV WV WV
Romeo B...Son...WM...Aug 1891...8...WV WV WV
George...Son...WM...Dec 1893...6...WV WV WV
Orpha...Dau...WF...Apr 1897...3...WV WV WV
Clemma D...Dau...WF...Feb 1900...3/12...WV WV WV
The 1910 Federal census for the family of Thomas J. Starcher (accessed on the subscription service ancestry.com) lists...
Thomas J. Starcher head age 48
Mary E. Starcher wife age 47
Fred A. Starcher son age 20
Carl Starcher son age 18
Leona M. Starcher daughter age 13
Roy F. Starcher son age 10
Viola G. Starcher daughter age 4
Carl and Orpha were married on July 14, 1918. An image of their marriage certificate is available AT THIS LINK.

The 1920 Federal census for Lee District, Calhoun County WV, available at the subscription service ancestry.com indicates...
Carl Starcher, head, age 28
Orpha Starcher, wife, age 22
Mary Starcher, mother, widow, age 56
Viola Starcher, sister, age 14
Apparently, after the death of Thomas J. Starcher in 1913, Carl's mother Mary and the youngest sister Viola were living with Carl and Orpha. Fred, Leona, and Roy left home after 1910.

The 1930 Federal census for Sherman district, Calhoun County WV shows Carl and Orpha with no other household members noted. Mary Starcher apparently had remarried and was living with her new husband I.S. Geho.

Carl died May 29, 1959 at age 67. An image of his death certificate is available AT THIS LINK.

Orpha died in 1978. Carl and Orpha are buried in the Liberty Hill Cemetery.


Obituary of Carl Starcher, from the Calhoun Chronicle

Funeral Rites Held For Carl C. Starcher

Carl C. Starcher, 67 of Millstone, died Friday May 29 (1959), in a Spencer hospital, after a three week illness.

Born in Calhoun County, he was a son of the late Jackson and Mary Smith Starcher.

He was a member of the Mt. Zion Methodist church. He was a retired oil field worker of the Beecher Oil company.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Orpha Starcher; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Craig of Akron and Mrs. Viola Cogar of Lockney; three brothers, Fred Starcher and Roy Starcher, both of Barberton, and Allen Starcher of Millstone.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 31, at the Liberty Hill church with the Rev. Stanley B. Rowh officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.


References

Linda Cunningham Fluharty Website lindapages.com
       Calhoun County WVGenWeb, maintained by Linda Cunningham Fluharty
              1900 Calhoun County Federal Census, Lee District #23
              Liberty Hill Cemetery

West Virginia Division of Culture and History
       Vital Research Records

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