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John Edward CASTO

Male 1874 - 1951  (77 years)


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  • Name John Edward CASTO 
    Nickname Johnny 
    Born 27 Jan 1874  Staats Mill, Jackson Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Casto, John & his horses
    John Casto & his horses
    Casto, John & Bailey Raines
    John Casto & Bailey Raines
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Nov 1951  Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 

    • He was called Johnnie
      Buried Casto Cemetery, Plum Orchard, WVa, on hill above Plainview Church
      Farmer
      United Brethren Church, services held at Plum Orchard School House

      Death Record
      Name: John Edward Costo
      Sex: Male, White
      Death Date: 12 Nov 1951
      Death Place: Fairplain, Jackson, West Virginia
      Age at Death: 77y9m15d
      Burial Date: 14 Nov 1951
      Cemetery: Casto Cem
      Funeral Home: JB Vail
      Birth Date: 27 Jan 1874
      Birth Place: Staats MIll
      Marital Status: Married
      Occupation: Farmer
      Residence: Fairplain
      Mother: Sarah E. Kinser
      Father: M. Lewis Costo
      Informant: Sarah E Good
      Cause: Cerebral Embolism, due to Chronic Myocarditis due to Arlesosclerosis
      Sitnature: E D Staats, MD, Ripley, WV

      World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
      Name: John Edward Casto
      Home Address: Plum Orchard, Jackson, WV
      County: Jackson
      State: West Virginia
      Birth Date: 27 Jan 1874
      Race: White, Native born Citizen
      FHL Roll Number: 1992557
      DraftBoard: 0
      Age: 44
      Occupation: Farmer
      Nearest Relative: Manervie Casto, Plum Orchard, WV
      Height/Build: Medium, Medium
      Color of Eyes/Hair: Blue, Black
      Sept 12, 1918
    Person ID I233  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2012 

    Father Charles Lewis CASTO,   b. 27 Dec 1850, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1935, Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Sarah Elizabeth KINSER,   b. 1 Feb 1846, Russell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1923, Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 15 Sep 1870  Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 

    • Certificate of Marriage, Roane Co, WV
      Lewis Casto, age 20 and Elizabeth Kinser, age 24 were married by John Smith at Roane Co on the 15th day of September 1870. Groom born and resides in Jackson Co, Bride born in Russell co. resides in Roane Co, both single, groom was a farmer. Groom's parents were Edward and Polly, Bride's were Valentine and Jane. (Is this John Smith the 2nd husband of Jane Kinser?)

      1880 Census Place: Washington, Jackson, West Virginia
      Charles L. CASTO Self M M W 29 WV
      Occ: Farm Laborer Fa: WV Mo: WV
      Elisibeth CASTO Wife F M W 31 WV
      Occ: Keeping House Fa: WV Mo: WV
      Sarah CASTO Dau F S W 8 WV
      John E. CASTO Son M S W 6 WV
      Ida M. CASTO Dau F S W 4 WV
      Wm. I. CASTO Son M S W 1 WV

      1900 Ripley Dist #35, Jackson Co, WV, sheet 8, line 72, 139/147
      Casto, Charles L, Sept 1850, 49, m29, farmer, owns farm free, #99
      Elizabeth, wife, Feb 1847, 53, m29, 6-6
      Isaac N(?), May 1879, 21, FL
      Nancy L, Aug 1882, 28, sch 5 mo
      Almeda C, Feb 1887, 13, Sch 5 mo
      Kinser, Major, boarder, Aug 1876, 23, FL [her nephew]
      All and parents born WV, all read, write, speak English

      1910 Ripley Dist 53, Jackson Co, WV #237-238 Plum Orchard
      All born WVWVWV, speak English Oa - - yes, yes, O, m, F 213
      Casto, Charles L
      Elizabeth 60 m1- 30y 6-6 children VA VA VA
      Almeda da 22
      Hunter, Eula boarder 9

      1920 Jackson Co census, Fairplain precinct of Ripley District - born WV unless otherwise noted #120-120
      C L Casto age 68
      Elizabeth age 73 wife born VA
      Anna age 10 granddaughter

      1930 Washington, Jackson, WV # 113-114
      Casto, Charles L 78 md age 18 WVWVWV
      Mary E 53 md age 49 WVWVWV
      Randolph, Perry gs 18 s WVWVWV

      Both buried in Casto Cemetery, on hill above Plainview Church, Plum Orchard, Jackson Co, WV. (info from Erma Casto Robie, no marker)

      Were there two more children, Mary and Pety that died young??/??
      JCBR:
      John E, 2/19/1873, CL & Elizabeth, Jackson Co, farmer ?? Not the date Mom knew as her dad's birthdate!
      Ida Melvin, 1/24/1877, Charles Lewis & Elizabeth (Kinser) Casto, Grass Lick, farmer
      Almedia Kathryn, 1/28/1886, CL & Elizabeth (Kinser) Casto, Jackson Co, delayed birth cert.
      Mary Z, 8/16/1886, CL & Elizabeth, Jackson Co, farmer - Meadie was born 1/28/1886, so who is this? A very premature baby? Wrong date?
    Family ID F118  Group Sheet

    Family Minerva Jane RANDOLPH,   b. 19 Aug 1879,   d. 29 Apr 1955, Albany, Athens County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 26 May 1895  Bear Fork, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 

    • From Mom:
      They moved around a lot. Last address was Plum Orchard, WV.
      Church - Plum Orchard schoolhouse, United Brethren

      Both buried in Casto Cemetery, on hill above Plainview Church, Belgrove-Plum Orchard, Jackson Co, WV. Nearby are Mary Vienna and Tommy Rhodes, Sylvia, and Maudie and twins, Charles Lewis and Elizabeth Kinser Casto (info on last from Mom, there is no marker for them)

      JCRM:
      John Edward Casto, 21, to Minerva J Randolph, 17, 5/26/1895, Bk 6, pg 226
      by N Casto "at my residence", place of residence of both was Staats Mills, both born Jackson Co

      1900 Ripley Dist #35, Jackson Co, WV, Sheet 8, line 94, 143/151
      Casto, John , Jan 1874, 26, m 5y, farmer, owns farm free, sch #102, Read/write, Eng
      Manerva, Aug 1877, 22, m 5y, 2-2 children, read/write, Eng
      Mary V, Feb 1896, 4, speaks English
      Silvie, Aug 1898, 1

      1910 Ripley Dist 53, Jackson Co, WV #234-235 Plum Orchard
      All born WVWVWV, speak English Oa - - yes, yes, O, F, F 210
      Casto, John E 36 m1 - 15y farmer, general farm
      Manerva J wife 31 m1- 15y 6-6 children
      Mary V da 14
      Silva M da 11
      Sarah E da 9
      Elva E da 7
      Fredda A da 4
      Erma da 2

      1920 Jackson Co census - Fairplain-Ripley District - all born WV
      113-113
      J E Casto age 46
      Minerva Jane age 41 wife
      Sarah E age 18 dau
      Elversal age 16 dau [Elva Ercel]
      Freda E age 13 dau [Freddie]
      Erma age 11 dau
      Maddie age 9 dau [Maudie]
      Lorene age 10 months dau

      1930 Jackson Co, WV, Ripley Dist # 106-107
      Casto, John E 56
      Minerva 52
      Maudie 19
      Lorene 11
      [Father Charles is at #113-114, with new wife]

      1940 ED 18-8, Ripley, Jackson, WV p 13A
      #230 owns $3000 farm
      Casto, John E head 66 8th grade WV same house farming
      Minerva wife 61 4th grade WV same house
      Randolph, Lorene da 21 m 8th grade WV same house
      James sil 12 m 8th grade WV rural Jackson WV farmer
    Children 
    +1. Mary Vienna Casto,   b. 26 Feb 1896, Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1958, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +2. Sylvia Odell Melvina Casto,   b. 12 Aug 1898, Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1975, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +3. Sarah Elizabeth 'Bessie' Casto,   b. 10 Mar 1901, Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1998, Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
    +4. Elva Ercell Casto,   b. 11 Jun 1903, Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1993, Wood County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +5. Freddie Ann Casto,   b. 2 Feb 1906, Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1986, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +6. Erma Dazel CASTO,   b. 1 May 1908, Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1989, Bidwell, Springfield Township, Gallia County, Ohio, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +7. Maudie Leota Casto,   b. 4 Feb 1911, Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1937, Kessell Hospital, Ripley, Jackson County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    +8. Dolly Louraine Casto,   b. 21 Mar 1919, Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 2011, Pickerington, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    Headstones
    Casto, John & Minerva
    Casto, John & Minerva
    Headstone - John Edward and Minerva Jane (Randolph) Casto
    Family ID F59  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Casto, John & Minerva Randolph Casto
    Casto, John & Minerva Randolph Casto
    Casto, Johnny & Bailey Raines
    Casto, Johnny & Bailey Raines
    Casto, John Edward
    Casto, John Edward

    Headstones
    Casto, John & Minerva
    Casto, John & Minerva
    Headstone - John Edward & Minerva Jane (Randolph) Casto

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Erma Casto Robie.

    2. [S4] Death Records, Jackson Co, WV.

    3. [S15] Marriage Records, Roane Co, WV.

    4. [S17] Marriage Records, Jackson Co, WV.