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Starling Denny Casto

Male 1908 - 1998  (89 years)


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  • Name Starling Denny Casto 
    Born 18 Aug 1908  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Apr 1998  Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Fairplain, Jackson, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
      Name: Starling D Casto
      Birth Year: 1908
      Race: White, Citizen (White)
      Nativity State or Country: West Virginia
      State of Residence: West Virginia
       Enlistment Date: 11 Jan 1945
      Enlistment State: Virginia
      Enlistment City: Huntington West
      Branch: No branch assignment
      Branch Code: No branch assignment
      Grade Code: Private
      Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
      Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
      Source: Civil Life
      Education: Grammar school
      Civil Occupation: Retail managers
      Marital Status: Married
      Height: 00
      Weight: 006

      World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945
      Name: Starling Dennie Casto
      Rank: Private First Class
      Branch: United States Army
      Birth Date: 18 Aug 1908
      Service Date: 9 Jan 1944, Camp Wolters, Tex., Seattle, Wash.
      Parent 1 Name: Mr.
      Parent 2 Name: Mrs. James C. Casto
      Address: Ripley, WV
      Spouse Name: Mrs. Thelma Casto
      Address: Ripley, WV
      Attended Jackson County schools, Baptist
      State: West Virginia
      County: Jackson


      The Jackson Herald Apr 6, 1945
      Pvt Starling Casto, who until the time he entered the service, was a well known grocer and business man in Ripley, is now stationed at Seattle, Washington, where he has been since being transferred to thtat place from Texas. His wife and three children live at Ripley, WV.
      Starling Denny Casto

      RIPLEY - Starling Denny Casto, 89, of Ripley died April 4, 1998, in Jackson General Hospital.

      He was owner and operator of Casto's Supermarket for over 30 years, member of Ripley Baptist Temple and American Legion, and was an Army veteran of World War II.

      Surviving: wife, Thelma Casto; daughters, Emma Catherine Hancock and Sue Ann Hartley, both of Parkersburg, Lenora Sutphin of Huntington; three grandchildren.

      Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ripley Baptist Temple with the Rev. Mike Norris officiating. Burial will be in Fairplain Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Vail Funeral Home, Ripley.


      Social Security Death Index
      Name: Starling D. Casto
      SSN: 232-28-4425
      Last Residence: 25271 Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, United States of America
      Born: 18 Aug 1908
      Died: 4 Apr 1998
      State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina or West Virginia (Before 1951)

      U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
      Name: Starling Denny Casto
      Service Info.: PFC US ARMY WORLD WAR II
      Birth Date: 18 Aug 1908
      Death Date: 4 Apr 1998
      Cemetery: Fairplain Cem
      Cemetery Address: Ripley, WV 25271

      U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
      Name: Starling D Casto
      Birth Date: 18 Aug 1908
      Address: 209 3rd Ave, Ripley, WV, 25271-1527 (1995)
    Person ID I497  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2011 

    Father James Curtis Casto,   b. 28 Dec 1874, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1912  (Age 37 years) 
    Mother Emma Gray Robey,   b. 19 Oct 1886, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1967, Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 16 Nov 1907  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 

    • 1910 Ripley Dist 50, Jackson, WV # 139-142 April 22
      Charleston Pike all born WVWVWV
      Casto, James C 30 m2- 2y
      Emma wife 23 m1- 2y 1-1 child
      Starling son 1 7/12

      1920 Jackson, WV
      living with Isaac and Catherine
      Emma, 36, div
      Starling, 11, son
      [Francis A Casto lives next door]

      1930 Ripley, Jackson, WV # 138-140
      Casto, Emma 44 wd WVWVWV
      Starling son 21 s WVWVWV

      1940 ED 18-8, Ripley, Jackson, WV p 3B Bottom between Rt 5 and Cottageville Rd
      #54 owns $2500 not farm
      Casto, Emma 53 wd WV same house
      Starling son 31 m WV same house
      Thelma dil 30 m WV Bell Grove, Jackson, WV
      Emma K gd 7 WV Same house
      Sue Ann gd 5 WV same house
      Robie, Minnie sister 49 s WV same house
    Family ID F125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ada Virginia Staats,   b. 8 Jan 1909, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1936  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 9 Dec 1931  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Jackson county, WV
      Date of Marriage: 12/9/19311 at Ravenswood
      Starling Casto, 23, Jackson Co, WV; Ripley, WV
      Ada Virginia Staats, 22, Jackson Co, WV; Ripley, WV

      1940 ED 18-8, Ripley, Jackson, WV p 3B Bottom between Rt 5 and Cottageville Rd
      #54 owns $2500 not farm
      Casto, Emma 53 wd WV same house
      Starling son 31 m WV same house
      Thelma dil 30 m WV Bell Grove, Jackson, WV
      Emma K gd 7 WV Same house
      Sue Ann gd 5 WV same house
      Robie, Minnie sister 49 s WV same house
    Children 
     1. Emma Catherine Casto
     2. Sue Ann Casto
    Family ID F129  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Thelma Myrtle Rhodes,   b. 15 Feb 1910, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 2002, Cabell County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 20 May 1939  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 

    • 1940 ED 18-8, Ripley, Jackson, WV p 3B Bottom between Rt 5 and Cottageville Rd
      #54 owns $2500 not farm
      Casto, Emma 53 wd WV same house
      Starling son 31 m WV same house
      Thelma dil 30 m WV Bell Grove, Jackson, WV
      Emma K gd 7 WV Same house
      Sue Ann gd 5 WV same house
      Robie, Minnie sister 49 s WV same house

      JCBR:
      Lenore Lee, 11/11/1940
    Children 
     1. Lenore Lee Casto
    Family ID F130  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Birth Records, Jackson Co, WV.

    2. [S21] Obit.

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