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Ernest Dekalb Casto

Male 1868 - 1941  (72 years)


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  • Name Ernest Dekalb Casto 
    Born 19 Aug 1868  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Apr 1941  Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Name: Ernest D./Casto
      Sex: Male
      Death Date: 06 Apr 1941
      Death Place: Kanawha, West Virginia
      Age at Death: 72y7m17d
      Burial Place: Dunbar
      Cemetery: Granview Cem
      Birth Date: 8/19/1868
      Birth Place: Jackson Co
      Marital Status: widowed
      Mother: Margaret/Hogsett
      Mother's Birth Place: Jackson Co
      Father: George Riley/Casto
      Father's Birth Place: Jackson Co

      Ernest D. CASTO
      Ernest D. CASTO, 72 years old, and a former resident of Given, died in a Charleston hospital Sunday evening of a skull fracture suffered when he was struck by a truck at a street crossing in Charleston Saturday afternoon. A manslaughter charge was placed against David FOWLER, of that city, who was the driver of the truck.

      Funeral services were held at Dunbar Tuesday afternoon with Doctor Ray N. SHAFFER, assisted by Rev. K. J. SCOTT, officiating and burial was in the Grandview cemetery Dunbar WV

      The deceased man formerly lived at Given but a few years ago moved to Ohio and later came back to Charleston where he has since made his home.

      Surviving are five sons, Howard of Dunbar, E. G. of Pittsburgh, Pa., C. Everett of Canton, Ohio, C. Lowhan of Massillon, Ohio, and W. Luther of South Charleston; seven daughters, Mrs. E. O. SIGMON of Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Dale NORRIS of Massillon, Ohio, Mrs. J. A. FERRELL and Mrs. Manona BOWLES of Charleston, Mrs. Forrest GIVEN and Mrs. Donald WILLIAMSON of Dunbar, and Mrs. W. O. RAINES of Canton, Ohio; his father, G. Riley CASTO of Parkersburg; five sisters, Mrs. Docia SCOTT, Mrs. Mae PARSONS and Miss Blanche CASTO, all of Parkersburg, Mrs. Allena STAATS of East Liverpool, Ohio, and Mrs. Tennie STARCHER of Ripley; two brothers, Edward A. CASTO of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Harry CASTO of Washington, Pa.; 28 grandchildren and two g-grandchildren. [Ernest D. CASTO, age 21, and M. E. WAUGH, age 20, were married 28 March 1887. (clipping from Joyce Mertens)

      Ernest Dekalb Casto
      Birth: Aug. 19, 1868
      Given
      Jackson County
      West Virginia, USA
      Death: Apr. 4, 1941
      Charleston
      Kanawha County
      West Virginia, USA
      Family links:
      Parents:
      George Riley Casto (1845 - 1942)
      Margaret Ann Hogsett Casto (1850 - 1927)
      Spouse:
      Mary Etta Waugh Casto (1871 - 1938)
      Children:
      Lucy Elah Casto Sigmon (1889 - 1991)*
      Howard Arthur Casto (1890 - 1949)*
      Manona Casto Bowles (1892 - 1987)*
      Elben Glenmer Casto (1894 - 1971)*
      William Luther Casto (1897 - 1955)*
      Carrie Lona Casto Ferrell (1898 - 1979)*
      Ada Marilynn Casto Raines (1903 - 1995)*
      Charles Everett Casto (1907 - 1988)*
      Etta Leola Casto Williams (1908 - 1982)*
      Lura A. Casto Given (1909 - 2001)*
      Erva Alice Casto Norris (1912 - 1976)*
      Ernest Lohan Casto (1916 - 2002)*
      Siblings:
      Allena Casto Staats (1867 - 1951)*
      Ernest Dekalb Casto (1868 - 1941)
      Adelia Jane Casto Oldham (1871 - 1939)*
      Eva Love Casto (1873 - 1933)*
      Theodocia Casto Scott (1873 - 1948)*
      Tennie Annis Casto Starcher (1877 - 1967)*
      Edward Asher Casto (1880 - 1942)*
      James Otmer Casto (1882 - 1931)*
      Callie Mae Casto Parsons (1884 - 1956)*
      Mamie Blanche Casto (1888 - 1984)*
      Eugene Layton Casto (1890 - 1918)*
      Harry Talmadge Casto (1894 - 1967)*
      *Calculated relationship
      Burial:
      Grandview Memorial Park
      Dunbar
      Kanawha County
      West Virginia, USA
      Created by: Phyllis Cooper
      Record added: Jun 29, 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial# 54288657

      Written by his daughter, Laura Casto Given
      My father, with his large family to care fo, in addition to farming made brooms for sale. He also taught singing lessons from "shaped" notes. Oh, how we loved to sing! Our family operated the Telephone Exchange in our home. As most families did in those days, they raised and canned most of the food they ate, and the men killed hogs, and took wheat and corn to the mill to be ground for their flour and meal. I can remember Father making sorghum and how the "horsepower" would be used to grind the cane to extract the juice to be boiled down for syrup. Mother said, "If you don't thank the Lord for your food it won't set well in your stomach." Grace was said before every meal. Emily Dickinson said, "Hold your parents dearly because without them the world is a very lonely place."
      In 1915 Father moved us to the Charleston area to further our education and to find industrial employment. He eventually bought property in Dunbar and we became quite active in community affairs. At present I am the only child who still resides in Dunbar. I play the organ at First Church United Methodist. I was instrumental in establishing an Endowment Fund at our church in memory of loved ones who have passed away.
    Person ID I6349  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2017 

    Father George Riley Casto,   b. 4 May 1845,   d. 10 Jun 1942  (Age 97 years) 
    Mother Margaret Ann Hogsett,   b. 19 May 1850, Pocohantas Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1927, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 5 Oct 1865  [4
    Notes 

    • 1870 Mill Creek Dist, Jackson, WV #54-54
      George R, 25
      Margaret, 20
      Alena, 3
      Ernest, 1
      Jabel BOWLES , 81, minister

      1880 E.D. 43, Jackson, West Virginia
      Geo. R. CASTO Self M M W 35 VA
      Margaret CASTO Wife F M W 30 VA
      Allena CASTO Dau F S W 13 WV
      Ernest D. CASTO Son M S W 11 WV
      Adelia CASTO Dau F S W 9 WV
      Theodocia CASTO Dau F S W 7 WV
      Eva L. CASTO Dau F S W 5 WV
      Tiny A. CASTO Dau F S W 2 WV
      Edward CASTO Son M S W 1M WV

      1900 Ripley Dist, Jackson, WV # 290-292
      George R 5/1845, m 34y
      Margaret A, 5/1850, 34y, 12-12
      Eva L, 8/1875
      Edward A, 5/1880
      James O, 2/1882
      Callie M, 6/1884
      Mamie B, 2/1888
      Eugene L, 2/1890
      Harry T, 5/1894
      Scott, Theodocia, da, 3/1873, wd
      Corbin, Harold D, gs, 2/1900

      JCMR pg 60 shows her parents as (Asher) John & Amelia
      Annotated census shows Asher Francis Hogsett and Eleanor Cohorn

      Jackson county web site:
      OTTERBEIN CEMETERY

      CASTO, George Riley 1845-1942
      CASTO, Margaret A. 1850-1927
      CASTO, Mamie Blanche 1888-1984
      CASTO, Eva Love 1875-1933
      CASTO, Eugene Layton 1890- 05 Nov 1918 Son of G. R. and M. A. Casto Army YMCA Sect'y
    Family ID F859  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Etta Waugh,   b. Jan 1871, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1938, Navarre, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 28 Mar 1889  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 

    • 1900 Ripley Dist, Jackson, WV # 308-310
      Ernest D 8/1868, m 11y
      Mary E, 1/1871, 5-5
      Howard A, 1/1890
      Manonie, 4/1892
      Elben G, 12/1894, son
      William L, 1/1896
      Carrie L, 12/1898

      1910 Ripley, Jackson, WV # 135
      Casto, Earnest D 41 m1- 21y
      Mary E 39 m1- 21y 10-10 children
      Howard A son 20
      Manora da 18
      Elben G son 16
      William L son 14
      Carre L da 12
      Evert son 10
      Adah M da 8
      Lucy E da 6
      Leola da 2
      Lura A da 6/12

      1920 Dunbar, Kanawha, WV # 226-245
      Casto, Ernest D 50
      Mary E 48
      Carrie 21
      Everett 18
      Ada 16
      Lucy 14
      Lola 11
      Lura da 10
      Erva da 8
      Lohan son 3.7

      1930 Dunbar, Kanawha, WV # 236
      Casto, Ernest D 59 m age 21
      Mollie 56 m age 18
      Lura da 20
      Erva da 18
      Lohan son 14

      JCBR:
      Adah M, 8/28/1903, ED & Mary E, Given
      Ellen G, 12/3/1894, Ernest D & Marietta Casto, Jackson Co, farmer
    Children 
    +1. Howard Arthur Casto,   b. 9 Jan 1890, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1949, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Wanona Casto,   b. 12 Apr 1892, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Elben Glenmer Casto,   b. 3 Dec 1894, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1971, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. William Luther Casto,   b. 10 Jan 1897, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1955, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     5. Carrie Lona Casto,   b. 23 Dec 1898, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Everett Casto,   b. 1900, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Ada Marylinn Casto,   b. 28 Aug 1903, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +8. Lucy Elah Casto,   b. 18 Nov 1905, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1991, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +9. Etta Leola Casto,   b. 20 Jan 1908, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1982, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     10. Laura Agatha Casto,   b. 17 Nov 1909, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Erva Alice Casto
     12. Earnest Lohan Casto
    Family ID F6844  Group Sheet

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  • Photos
    Casto, George Riley and four children
    Casto, George Riley and four children
    George Riley Casto with son Ernest and daughters Theodocia, Tennie & Blanche

  • Sources 
    1. [S518] Census.

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

    3. [S479] Death records, West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

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