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Re: Postlewait Wood County WV
Posted by: Wbh (ID *****1115) Date: April 27, 2012 at 16:54:16
In Reply to: Postlewait Wood County WV by glea foster of 179

Albert S. Postelwait was born 29 January 1873 in Harrison County, West Virginia, and died 11 November 1953 at Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia. He was the son of William and America Postelwait. The informant for his death certificate was Mrs. Minnie M. Sprouse. His death certificate is here:

The 1880 census of Clay, Harrison, West Virginia shows the following family:
Household Gender Age
Head Wm. H. Postlewaite M 36
Spouse America Postlewaite F 29
Child Amanda M. Postlewaite F 11
Child Rosa M. Postlewaite F 8
Child Albert Postlewaite M 6
Child Wm. D. Postlewaite M 4
Child Columbia Postlewaite F 2
Child Robert Postlewaite M 7M
All are shown as born in West Virginia. In the case of the parents, they would have been born in Virginia, because West Virginia did not become a state until 1863. The 1880 census record is here:

There was at least one more child, as the 1910 census shows the family, now in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia:
Household Gender Age
Head William H Postlewait M 68y
Spouse America Postlewait F 62y
Child Hiram Postlewait M 22y
The 1910 census record is here:

America Postlewait is in the household of Albert and Minnie Postlewait for the 1920 census of Wood County, West Virginia:
Household Gender Age
Head Albert S Postlewait M 45y born West Virginia married
Parent America Postlewait F 70y born West Virginia widowed
Minnie Thompson F 33y born Ohio divorced
Child Capitola M Thompson F 2y10m born West Virginia
Census Record:

America Jane Postelwaite died 1 April 1933 at Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia. She had been born 28 October 1851 to Joseph Morton (Marton?) and Manda Mounts. She was widowed, and here husband's name was William H. Postelwaite. Her death certificate is here:

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