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Sarah Elizabeth 'Bessie' Casto

Female 1901 - 1998  (97 years)


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  • Name Sarah Elizabeth 'Bessie' Casto 
    Born 10 Mar 1901  Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Aug 1998  Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • In Loving Memory of
      Sarah Elizabeth Good
      97 years 5 months 16 days
      March 10, 1901
      August 26, 1998
      services
      Pine Hill Cemetery
      Friday, August 28, 1998 -- 11am
      Officaiting
      Rev Gerald B SAyre
      Interment
      Pine Hill Cemetery
      Ripley, WV
      Arrangements
      Casto Funeral Home
      Evans, WV
      ~~~~~
      from the Star Herald, Saturday, August 29, 1998:
      Sarah Elizabeth Good
      Sarah Elizabeth Good, 97 of Ripley, WV, departed this life, August 26, 1998 at Eldercare of Ripley, following an extended illness.
      She was born March 10, 1901, at Kenna, WV a daughter of the late John Edward adn Minerva (Randolph) Casto.
      She was a homemaker and a Protestant.
      Surviving are 9 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her husband Otho Good, sons, Emzy Levelle Good and Raymond Edward Good; grandson David Good.
      Graveside services were Friday, August 28, 1998 at Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley, WV wiht the Rev Gerald Sayre officiating. Casto Funeral Home was in charge of arrrangements.
    Person ID I277  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2013 

    Father John Edward CASTO,   b. 27 Jan 1874, Staats Mill, Jackson Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1951, Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Minerva Jane RANDOLPH,   b. 19 Aug 1879, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   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  [5
    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
      [his parents are at # 139-147

      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
    Headstones
    Casto, John & Minerva
    Casto, John & Minerva
    Headstone - John Edward and Minerva Jane (Randolph) Casto
    Family ID F59  Group Sheet

    Family Otho Grantford Good,   b. 8 May 1902, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1993, Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 9 Apr 1922  Home, Plum Orchard, Jackson co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: 4/9/1922 at Plum orchard by Rev AG Niday
      Place: Jackson, West Virginia, United States
      Otho Good, 20, Jackson, Kenna
      Sarah E Casto, 21, Jackson, Plumorchard

      1930 Ripley, Jackson, WV # 52-52
      Good, Otho head 28 m age 20 WVWVWV
      Bessie wife 29 m age 21 WVWVWV
      Lovel son 6
      Raymond E son 5
      Parlina mother 60 wd WVWVWV

      1940 Ripley, Jackson, WV
      Good, Luther 38 m WV 1935: lived same place night watchman - Post & Prenal construction
      Sarah E wife 39 m vWV 1935: lived same place
      Labell son 16 WV 1935: lived same place
      Raymond son 15 WV 1935: lived same place

    Children 
    +1. Emzy Lavelle Good,   b. 11 Jul 1923, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1978  (Age 54 years)
     2. Raymond Edward Good,   b. 30 Jan 1925, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1965, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    Family ID F108  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Mar 1901 - Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Apr 1922 - Home, Plum Orchard, Jackson co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Aug 1998 - Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Plum Orchard School - 1915
    Plum Orchard School - 1915
    Plum Orchard School - 1915

    Headstones
    Good, Otho & Bessie Casto
    Good, Otho & Bessie Casto
    Good, Otho G. 1902 - 1993
    Good, Sarah E. 1901 - 1998
    Otho & Bessie Casto Good
    Otho & Bessie Casto Good
    Headstone
    Good, Otho & Bessie (Casto)

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Erma Casto Robie.

    2. [S3] Birth Records, Jackson Co, WV.

    3. [S196] Jean Robie Barr.

    4. [S21] Obit.

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