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Re: Taylors,Morris, Proctors of WV
Posted by: Wbh (ID *****1115) Date: March 20, 2013 at 11:27:23
In Reply to: Re: Taylors,Morris, Proctors of WV by Lisa Jewell of 19727

Without any dates or locations in your query, it is difficult to be certain about identifications, but this looks like your great-grandfather with his parents and siblings in the 1940 census of Elk Magisterial District, Kanawha, West Virginia:
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Elmer Proctor M 52 West Virginia
Wife Mary Proctor F 47 Ohio
Son Harry Proctor M 22 West Virginia
Son James Proctor M 20 West Virginia
Son Lee Proctor M 17 West Virginia
Daughter Francis Proctor F 15 West Virginia
Daughter Virginia Proctor F 12 West Virginia
Daughter Jean Proctor F 5 West Virginia
Source: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K7CV-PG4

The family also appears in the 1920 census of Kanawha county, before Lee was born:
Household Gender Age Birthplace
SELF Elmer Proctor M 33y West Virginia
WIFE Mary Proctor F 26y Ohio
DAU Edith Proctor F 5y West Virginia
DAU Gracie Proctor F 4y0m West Virginia
SON Harry Proctor M 1y8m West Virginia
Source: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNL3-BDB

Prior to his marriage, Elmer lived with his parents at Elk, Kanawha, West Virginia for the 1910 census:
Household Gender Age Birthplace
SELF John Proctor M 48y West Virginia
WIFE Amandy Proctor F 49y West Virginia
SON Elmer Proctor M 23y West Virginia
DAU Ethel Proctor F 15y West Virginia
SON Noah Proctor M 13y West Virginia
DAU Katie Proctor F 10y West Virginia
SON Earnest Proctor M 7y West Virginia
Nephew Everitt Bow M 2y 7m West Virginia
Niece Cora Bow F 9y West Virginia
Son-in-law Albert Workman M 23y West Virginia
DAU Mollie Workman F 22y West Virginia
Source: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MPNR-NY7

In the 1900 census of ED 49 Elk district (Precincts 1-2), Kanawha, West Virginia, the family consisted of:
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head John Proctor M 37 West Virginia married 20 years
Wife Amanda Proctor F 36 West Virginia mother of 8 children, 7 still living
Son Charles D Proctor M 19 West Virginia
Son Elmer Proctor M 17 West Virginia
Daughter Mollie Proctor F 12 West Virginia
Daughter Bertha Proctor F 10 West Virginia
Daughter Ethel Proctor F 8 West Virginia
Son Noah Proctor M 3 West Virginia
Daughter Katie Proctor F West Virginia newborn, 0 months old
Birthdates were unknown
Source: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9CP-9LP

When Elmer died on 26 July 1943 at Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, his birthdate was listed as 30 May 1886, birth place as Middle Fork, Blue Creek. His parents were John Proctor and Amanda Bowe, both born in Kanawha county, West Virginia. The Death Certificate is here: http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view2.aspx?FilmNumber=1983738&ImageNumber=959





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