West Virginia Pioneers

Charles Ray Houchen

Male 1920 - 2002  (81 years)


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  • Name Charles Ray Houchen  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Born 3 Jun 1920  Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Event 233-26-6034  [13
    Died 15 Feb 2002  Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 14
    Buried 18 Feb 2002  Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cottageville Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Surnames: Houchen, Harmon, Sayre, Smith, Beymer
      Classification: Obituary

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      Charles Ray Houchen, 81, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life February 15, 2002 in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an extended illness.

      He was born June 3, 1920, in Ripley, WV, a son of the late, Corbett and Mary (Harmon) Houchen.

      He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran, retired from Kaiser Aluminum with 24 years service, and was a member of the United Steelworkers Union #5668. He was a Methodist by faith.

      Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Jeanette R. (Sayre) Houchen; sons, Rick Houchen, Tracy Houchen, and Mitch Houchen all of Cottageville; 5 grandchildren.

      He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Ray Houchen; brother, Ernest Houchen, sisters, Clorice Smith and Clarice Beymer.

      Service will be Monday, February 18, 2002—11 am at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre and the Rev. Phillip Scarberry officiating. Entombment will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cottageville. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 pm Sunday at the funeral home.

      Name: CHARLES R HOUCHEN
      SSN: 233-26-6034
      Last Residence: 25239 Cottageville, Jackson, WV
      Born: 3 Jun 1920
      Last Benefit:
      Died: 15 Feb 2002
      State (Year) SSN issued: WV (Before 195)

      Charles Ray Houchen, 81
      Author: Casto Funeral Home Date: 16 Feb 2002 2:38 AM GMT
      Surnames: Houchen, Harmon, Sayre, Smith, Beymer
      Classification: Obituary
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      Charles Ray Houchen, 81, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life February 15, 2002 in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an extended illness.

      He was born June 3, 1920, in Ripley, WV, a son of the late, Corbett and Mary (Harmon) Houchen.

      He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran, retired from Kaiser Aluminum with 24 years service, and was a member of the United Steelworkers Union #5668. He was a Methodist by faith.

      Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Jeanette R. (Sayre) Houchen; sons, Rick Houchen, Tracy Houchen, and Mitch Houchen all of Cottageville; 5 grandchildren.

      He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Ray Houchen; brother, Ernest Houchen, sisters, Clorice Smith and Clarice Beymer.

      Service will be Monday, February 18, 2002—11 am at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre and the Rev. Phillip Scarberry officiating. Entombment will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cottageville. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 pm Sunday at the funeral home.
    Person ID I2377  Conner Family

    Father Nelson Corbett Houchen,   b. 8 Dec 1893, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1979, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth Harmon,   b. 19 Sep 1898, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1971, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 14 May 1916  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Family ID F9976  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth Jeanette Sayre 
    Children 
    +1. Gary Ray Houchen,   b. 22 Sep 1950, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 2001, Cottageville, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)  [natural]
    +2. Tracy Dean Houchen,   b. 26 Sep 1958, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 2016, Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [natural]
     3. Mitch Randall Houchen,   b. 17 Mar 1961,   d. 15 Jun 2015  (Age 54 years)  [natural]
    +4. Ricky James Houchen,   b. 20 Jun 1954,   d. 7 Aug 2008  (Age 54 years)  [natural]
    Family ID F1142  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
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    2. [S47] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;).

    3. [S117] West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), West Virginia, Births Index, 1853-1969.
      birth date: 30 Jun 1920 birth place: Jackson County, West Virginia, USA

    4. [S7] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).

    5. [S306] Web: Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), Web: Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-2011.
      birth date: 30 Jun 1920 birth place: Jackson County, West Virginia, USA death date: 15 Feb 2002 death place: Jackson County, West Virginia, USA

    6. [S1170] Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007, Ancestry.com and Ohio Department of Health, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Database online. Certificate: ; Volume:.
      Record for Gary Ray Houchen

    7. [S1709] Jackson County, West Virginia Census 1930, 20.

    8. [S1153] Jackson County, West Virginia: Past and Present - 1990, Jackson County Historical Society, (Name: Walsworth Publishing, Third Printing 1997;), LC#90-71347., 174.

    9. [S1773] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).

    10. [S1422] U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006, National Cemetery Administration, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online.
      Record for Charles Ray Houchen

    11. [S1270] U.S., World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online.
      Record for Charles R Houchen

    12. [S1709] Jackson County, West Virginia Census 1930, 10b.

    13. [S33] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Database online. Number: 233-26-6034; Issue State: West Virginia; Issue Date: Before 1951.
      Record for Charles R. Houchen

    14. [S1046] Web: West Virginia, Find A Grave Index, 1780-2012, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), Database online.
      Record for C Ray Houchen

    15. [S277] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).
      Marriage date: 1916 Marriage place: Jackson, West Virginia, United States