Reproduced is a "Card of Thanks" found in The Calhoun Chronicle, January 4, 1923:
Arnoldsburg W.Va., Dec. 28 1922
We wish to extend our heart felt thanks to the many friends who helped us during the sickness, death, and burial of our dear wife and mother who departed this life December 22, 1922, having been confined to her bed for one year and eight days.
H.M. Maffett and Family
Asenath Booher, a daughter of Jacob and Nancy (McCune) Booher, was born in Ritchie County Va 1842 and died May 24, 1927.Hannibal was listed as living at home with his mother Aseneth in the 1880 Federal census
She married William Zinn Norman in Calhoun County VA (WV) September 22, 1860.
William, a son of James Nedley and Catherine (Summers) Norman, was born in VA about 1839 and died before 1870.
Asenath was apparently pregnant when she was married. Her first child, Thomas Jackson Starcher, was born in December 1860. His father was Thomas Starcher, a son of Adam and Phoebe (Coger) Starcher. Thomas was born about 1832 and is believed to have died in the Civil War after June 17, 1864.
Asenath was listed as a widow in the 1870 Calhoun County WV census. She had three children living with her. She apparently had two more children.
Child of Thomas Starcher and Azenith Booher.
22. (1). Thomas Jackson Starcher b.Dec 1860
m. Mary E. Smith Feb 8 1880
Children of William Zinn and Asenith (Booher) Norman.
23. (1). William O. Norman b.c. 1863
Other children of Asenath (booher) Norman.
24. (1). Charles B. Rogers b.c. 1867
25. (2). Hannibal Maffet b.Jan 1871
m. Jennie -----
26. (3). Clara Elizabeth Norman b.Feb 6 1876 d.Aug 17 1953
m. Thomas Alexander Hopkins Nov 22 1903
The 1900 Federal census, available at the subscription service ancestry.com indicates...ASENITH(?), L013 Norman...w...WF...38...Keeping House...VA...VA...VA Jackson...m...WM...19...Son...Wrks on Farm...VA...VA...VA Mary E...m...WF...17...Dil...VA...VA...VA William O...WM...15...Son...VA...VA...VA Charles D...WM...13...Son...WV...VA...VA Hanibal...WM...8...Son...WV...VA...VA Claryse...WF...4...Dau...WV...VA...VA
Hannibal Maffet, age 29, married 3 yearsThe 1910 Federal Census, Lee District, Calhoun County WV, available at the subscription service ancestry.com, includes the following...
Jennie Maffet, wife, age 23, married 3 years
Ralph D. Maffet, son, age 8/12
Of particular note, this census lists the birthplace of each person's father. The birthplace of Hannibal's father is listed as "England."
Hanable M. Maffet, head, age 38The 1920 Federal census available online at the subscription service ancestry.com indicates...
Jennie Maffet, wife, age 32
Ralph Maffet, son age 10
Rex Maffet, son, age 8
Ruthie Maffet, daughter, age 6
Rosa Maffet, daughter, age 2
Note: The record at ancestry.com incorrectly has Hanable indexed at "Tanable" and the last names incorrectly indexed as "Moffett."
Hannibal Maffet, head, age 48Of note, the listing for Hannibal and family on the original census record immediately follows the listing for Allen B. Starcher and family. An image of the actual census record is available AT THIS LINK.
Virginia Maffet, wife, age 43
Ralph D. Maffet, son, age 20
Rex W. Maffet, son, age 18
Retha Maffet, daughter, age 16
Ralph Maffet, head, age 30Ralph Maffet, son of Hannibal Maffett, was born October 8, 1899. He married Arvella Everson January 30, 1921. Am image of their marriage certificate is available AT THIS LINK. Arvella Everson, born in 1902, was the daughter of Thomas Watson "Watt" Everson, and the granddaughter of Thomas and Ruth Ice Everson. Ralph died September 1976, and Arvella died December 14, 1992.
Arvilla Maffet, wife, age 28
Han M., father, age 56, widower
Rosa Maffet, daughter, age 8
Ruby Maffet, daughter, age 6
Ruth Maffet, daughter, age 4 7/12
Vera Maffet, son, age 2 2/12
Murl Maffet, daughter, age 10/12
Retha Maffet, sister, age 27 divorced
Of note, again we find this listing on the same census page as that for Allen B. Starcher.
In the 1930 census, there is a separate listing for...
Rex Maffet, head, age 28, age 22 at first marriage
Gladis Maffet, wife, age 22, age 16 at first marriage
Madeline Maffet, daughter, age 5
Obituary of H. M. Maffet from The Calhoun Chronicle:|
H. M. Maffet Rites Held January 26
Gladie Maffet, 92, of Arnoldsburg Road, Spencer, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at home.Obituary of Janet McNamara, granddaughter of Rex Maffet
She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Guy and Laura Wood Nitz. She was a former resident of Millstone and was a member of Arnoldsburg Community Church.
Surviving are one daughter, Madeline Carpenter of Spencer; two grandchildren, Janet McNamara of Spencer and Jeff Carpenter of Millstone; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Maffet; one granddaughter; and two sisters.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Cleston Garrett officiating. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Millstone.
Janet McNamara, 54, of Spencer, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.Obituary of Jeffery Carpenter, grandson of Rex Maffett
She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Roscoe and Madeline Maffet Carpenter. She was a long distance truck driver transporting hazardous chemicals for Matlack Trucking Co. She was a member of Arnoldsburg Community Church.
Surviving are her husband, Dennis McNamara, and one brother, Jeff Carpenter of Millstone.
Joint services were held for Mrs. McNamara and her mother, Madeline Carpenter, at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Millstone.
Jeffrey D. Carpenter, 46, Millstone, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at his home.Of note, the obituary above mentions Judy Filliez as sister of Jeffrey Carpenter (she would have been a granddaughter of Rex Maffett. The cemetery listing for Sycamore Cemetery, a cemetery which includes many of the Maffet family, includes a listing for
He was born in Barberton, Ohio, the son of the late Roscoe and Madeline Maffet Carpenter. He was a former employee of South Charleston Stamping and Manufacturing and Mayflower Vehicle Systems, founding member of Arnoldsburg Fire Dept., and member of U.A.W. Local 3399 of Charleston, E.M.S., and Bassmasters.
Surviving are two sons, Mitch Carpenter of Clarksburg and Roger Carpenter of Ripley; ex-wife, Geneva Carpenter of Millstone; and one grandson, Austen Carpenter.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Judy Filliez and Janet McNamara.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. roger Carter and Joe Phillips officiating. Burial was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Millstone.
Obituary of Murl Maffett Bibbee, daughter of Ralph and Arvella Maffett, granddaughter of HannibalJulia J. Filliez - 1942 - 1970
Murl A. Bibbee, 74, of Vienna died July 3, 2003, at her residence. She was born April 15, 1929, in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Ralph and Arvella Everson Maffett. She graduated from Belpre High School and attended Marietta College. She was a former switchboard operator for Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. She was a secretary for Lyle Knapp, CPA, a bookkeeper for Ohio Valley College, a secretary for the former Parkersburg Community College and most recently a bookkeeper for West Virginia Consumer Credit Counseling. She was a member of the 36th Street Church of Christ in Vienna.A family tree for Ralph and Arvella Everson Maffet is available at the subscription service ancestry.com. This writer is unable to locate and examine the documents which support the following information; nevertheless, this family tree indicates the following:
She is survived by two sons, Dennis Bibbee of Parkersburg and Dan Bibbee and his wife, LuAnna, of Little Hocking; one granddaughter, Kate Bibbee of Little Hocking; and four sisters, Jean Davis of Cleveland, Ohio, Opal Fernandez of Orange County, Calif., Ruth Rogers of Jackson, Mich., and Glenn Basom of Hudson, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Russell Bibbee, on Feb. 9, 1998; one son, David Bibbee; one grandson, Jason David Bibbee LeDeaux; two sisters, Rose Stemple and Ruby Poling; and one brother, Vere Maffett.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the 36th Street Church of Christ in Vienna with Evangelists Tom Butterfield and Mark Mason officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Williamstown. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home of Vienna.
Date of birth for Ellen Virginia as October 3, 1874, and gives her name as Virginia Ellen Stump rather than Ellen Virginia Stump. She is identified in the census records noted above as Jennie, Jennie, and Virginia, 5 or 6 years younger than Hannibal.
Arvella Maffett, date of death 12/14/1992
Daughter Rose Virginia Maffett, b. 12/11/1921 at Millstone WV, died 8/20/1965 Columbus Ohio. Married Leo Kenton Stemple, born August 3, 1920, Mt Zion WV, died September 1989, divorced. Children Carol June Stemple, Donald (Don) Stemple, John Stemple, Kenton (Mike) Stemple, William Eugene Stemple, Robert K (Bob) Stemple.
Ruby Mildred Maffett, born January 28, 1924 Millstone WV, died May 1980. Married _________ Poling.
Vere Maffett, born January 27, 1928 Millstone WV, died July 28, 1993
Carol Glenn Maffet, born November 15, 1934 Daniels Run, died January 6, 2006, Sparta NC.
David Maffett, born April 10, 1948, died August 1986