Posted By:Wbh
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Subject:Re: Harry Ray Crites
Post Date:November 27, 2012 at 15:14:29
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Forum:West Virginia Genealogy Forum
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From the Social Security Death Index:
first name: Harry
last name: Crites
birth date: 19 June 1910
social security number: 232-22-1272
place of issuance: West Virginia/north Carolina
last residence: Birch River, Nicholas, West Virginia
zip code of last residence: 26610
death date: August 1981
estimated age at death: 71
The record is here: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J2CQ-RJW

The 20 October 1952 marriage record for Harry Crites and Harry Ray Crites and Mary Agnes Wood indicates that he was the son of Abraham and Bell Crites, he was born in Braxton county, West Virginia, and was living in at Little Birch, Nicholas county, West Virginia at the time of the marriage. Mary Agnes Wood was 18 years old, the daughter of Thurman and anna May Tinnel. She was born in Nicholas county and lived at Birch River at the time of their marriage. The record:
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view2.aspx?FilmNumber=495651&ImageNumber=622

In spite of the birth date that he used with Social Security, his West Virginia birth record indicates that he was born on 8 June 1911 at Little Birch, the son of A. B. Crites and ..elle Crites (Can't read the first part of her name). Birth record: http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view2.aspx?FilmNumber=573797&ImageNumber=607

Harry appears with his parents and several siblings in the 1920 census of Braxton county, West Virginia:
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self A B Crites M 30y West Virginia
wife Bell Crites F 32y West Virginia
son William H Crites M 17y West Virginia
dau Clara Crites F 15y West Virginia
son Harry Crites M 8y West Virginia
dau Cora Crites F 4y West Virginia
1920 census record: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNLD-QDC

In the 1930 census of Holly, Braxton, West Virginia, he appears as a boarder in the household of Van and Clara Jenkins:
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Van Jenkins M 26 West Virginia
wife Clara Jenkins F 26 West Virginia
daughter Lucy Jenkins F 5 West Virginia
son Gale Jenkins M 2 West Virginia
son Orval Jenkins M 0 West Virginia
boarder Harry Crites M 18 West Virginia
1930 census record: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XMCX-B4Z

There was another child born to A.B. and Belle Crites, a boy named Austin Lee Crites, who was born on 20 April 1922 and died at two months of age on 27 June 1922. On his death record, his parents are given as A.B. Crites and Belle Shaver. The death record is here:
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view2.aspx?FilmNumber=572705&ImageNumber=339