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=Cathell Family- West Virginia=

Cathell Reunions



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Platt and Sarah Cathell family. Seated, left to right: John (Jonathan) Cathell, Sarah Robinson Cathell (wife of George E. Cathell), Grace Francis Cathell (wife of Rutherford Cathell), Martha Cathell Britton. Standing, left to right: Callie and Joseph Huvington Cathell, Stewart Hall Cathell, Rutherford H. Cathell, Will and Elsie Cathell, Felix Britton (spouse of Martha), Charley and Mae Cathell. Date was July 22, 1951. The location is Cool Springs Park, Macomber, West Virginia. Missing are George E. Cathell, James M. Cathell and Jane Cathell Spring, deceased . Identification by Carl Mitchell Cathell, Sr. Source of photo-Eastern Shore Roots- Harley Cathell.




Minutes of the first family of Platt and Sarah Cathell reunion in 1951. This record exists for each subsequent reunion.
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Cool Springs Park. Help is requested in identifying the welcoming Cathell member. Cool Springs Park is at the foot of the climb up Laurel Mountain. It was opened by Mr. and Mrs Harland Castle in the late 1940's and it is still in operation today.


1957 or 1958-Cool Springs Park. The Cathell offereing up the fried chicken is Bill Cathell, son of Joseph H. Cathell. Bill was a B&O engineer from Keyser WV and grew plums which he often brought to reunions. The lady with white hair is his mother Callie Adams Cathell, wife of Joseph H. Cathell, who is in the shadows behind Bill.


1959 or 1960-Rowlesburg Park? This is Joseph Huvington Cathell (son of Platt M. and Sarah Cathell) and Callie Adams Cathell. "Uncle Joe" could well have been the last surviving son of Platt M. and Sarah Cathell at this time, he would have been in his 90's.


1959 or 1960-Rowlesburg Park? Stewart A. Cathell, son of Harry Ervin Cathell loved cake at the reunions.


1962 -Cool Springs Park- Left to right is Gladys Sinclair Cathell (wife of Clarence), her daughter-in-law Dorothy Bernard Cathell (wife of Carl Mitchell Cathell, Sr., son of Clarence and Gladys) their son David Wayne Cathell, Henrietta Sinclair and Arthur Sinclair (brother of Gladys), Clarence Mitchell Cathell (son of George E. who was a son of Platt M. Cathell), Carl M. Cathell, Jr. and Pamela Cathell, daughter of Bobby (son of Clarence and Gladys) and Mabel Cathell. Gerald L. Cathell, Sr. is recognizable in the background.


1962 -Cool Springs Park- Gerald L. Cathell, "Pete" (son of Charley (son of Platt) and May) is conversing with another Cathell clanmember, perhaps Harry Cathell of Stewart Hall Cathell family. Far in the background is Clarence Cathell near his classic blue and white 1958 Chevrolet.


1966 or 1968 Rowlesburg Park


1966 or 1968 Rowlesburg Park- lady sitting down is Augusta, daughter of Charley and May.




1966 or 1968 Rowlesburg Park--Gerald L. Cathell, Jr.(?) and David Wayne Cathell




1968 or 1970 Rowlesburg Park- Family members of Charley and May Cathell- left to right- Rich (?) Cathell , Pete and his wife Lucille, Mrs. ____ Cathell______, unidentified, and Augusta "Gusty" Cathell _______.




1968 or 1970 Rowlesburg Park- Family members of Charley and May Cathell and to the far right Gene Cathell, son of Avril (pronounced AR vil) Cathell who was a son of Stewart Hall Cathell and to the far left, possibly, Robert W. Cathell, son of Stewart Hall Cathell.




1968 or 1970 Rowlesburg Park. Line up of photogrphers include Stewart L. Cathell and some of his family to the far left. To the back is the town of Rowlesburg and Lantz Ridge. The Cheat River circles around Rowlesburg and in 1985 came close to wiping it off the map.




1968 or 1970 Rowlesburg Park. Jean and Clayton ________? In the background is Bill Cathell (with white hair) and Stewart Cathell.




1968 or 1970 Rowlesburg Park- Lady sitting in yellow dress is Nora Cathell, daughter of George E. and Sarah Cathell




1977 - Rowlesburg Park- Clarence and Gladys Cathell. Clarence, son of George E. and grandson of Platt M. Cathell was 87 years old when he attended this reunion.




2008 - Rowlesburg Park-More Cathell Reunion 2008 photos-click here .




2009 - Rowlesburg Park-More Cathell Reunion 2009 photos-click here .




2016-65th Cathell Family Reunion in Rowlesburg

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2016-65th Cathell Family Reunion




2016-65th Cathell Family Reunion-in attendance

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Green Valley, West Virginia
August 4, 2007


Green Valley, near Etam West Virginia. Platt Mitchell Cathell homestead. Currently owned and occupied by Gerald "Pete" Cathell, grandson of Platt M. Cathell


1907 Map of Etam West Virginia. The Cathell homestead is just off of this map to the southwest.

Platt and Sarah, as well as many of their offspring are buried in the Etam Methodist Church cemetary.

Children of Platt and Sarah Cathell-use "back" to return to this page from links
Name: Cathell, George E. Year of Birth 1865 Year of Death: 1932 Birth Place: Baltimore MD
Spouse: Sarah E. Robinson Spouse Birth/Death:1867-1954 Burial:Etam Cemetary Child: Roy Cathell 1900-1901
Child: Clarence M. Cathell 1890-1983 Child: Bertha I. Cathell Britton1891-1973 Child: James A. Cathell 1895-1964 Child: Nora A. Cathell 1893-1983
Residence: Green Valley WV County: Preston Occupation: Farmer Notes:



Name: Cathell, Joseph Huvington Year of Birth 1868 Year of Death: 1964 Birth Place: Baltimore MD
Spouse: Callie V. Adams Spouse Birth/Death:1884-1960 Burial:Etam Cemetary Child: Perl A. Cathell
Child: Edith J. Cathell Child: Dora M Cathell Child:Earl C. Cathell Child: William E. Cathell
Child: Elsie E. Cathell Child: Dorothy C. Cathell Child:T.Gordon Cathell Child: W. Donald Cathell
Residence: Etam WV County: Preston Occupation: Farmer Notes: 95 years old at death



Name: Cathell, James Mitchell Year of Birth 1860 Year of Death: 1941 Birth Place: Baltimore MD
Spouse:1) Carrie Coburn 2) Annie Turner Spouse Birth/Death:__________ Burial:Etam Cemetary Child:Virgil Cathell
Child: Claude Cathell Child: Child: Child:
Residence: Belington WV County: Barbour Occupation: Notes:Died in Rowlesburg at Will's



Name: Cathell, Steward H. Year of Birth 1870 Year of Death: 1953 Birth Place: Baltimore
Spouse: Cyrena May Lipscomb Spouse Birth/Death:1871-1952 Burial:Etam Cemetary Child: Thomas Oscar Cathell
Child: Anna L. Cathell Child: Harry Ervin Cathell Child: Lula Mabel Cathell Child: Elmer Neal Cathell
Child: Orville Ross Cathell Child: Theodore Platt Cathell Child: Boyd Williard Cathell Child: Stewart Lee Cathell (loved cake)
Child: Goldie Grace Cathell Child: Everett McKinley Cathell Child: Mary Katherine Cathell Child: Kenneth Hall Cathell
Child: Arthur U. Cathell Child:Avril Cathell Child: Robert W. Cathell Child:Ruth M. Cathell
Residence: Hepzibah Community County: Taylor Occupation:Farmer Notes:



Name: Cathell, William Luther Year of Birth 1878 Year of Death: 1956 Birth Place: Green Valley -Etam, WV
Spouse: Elsie M. Spouse Birth/Death:1883-1959 Burial:Etam Cemetary Child:Merrill (Myrl)Cathell
Child: Charles (Charley) Cathell Child: Child: Child:
Residence: Rowlesburg WV County: Preston Occupation: Engineer, B&O Notes: Pension card in Rowlesburg book



Name: Cathell, Charles (Charley) Year of Birth 1880 Year of Death: 1952 Birth Place: Green Valley -Etam, WV
Spouse: Mable (Mae)Gaines Spouse Birth/Death:1887-196_ Burial:Etam Cemetary Child:Betty (Cathell) Sohn
Child: Dolly M (Cathell) Bolyard Dutton 1914-2002 Child: Gerald (Pete) Cathell, Green Valley, WV Child: Richard (Rich) Cathell, Chesapeake, VA Child: Violet (Cathell) Carver
Child: Augusta Cathell Child: Mildred M. Cathell Child: C. Harold Cathell Child:
Residence: Green Valley, WV County: Preston Occupation:Farmer Notes: bought homeplace from siblings



Name: Cathell, Jane Year of Birth 18__ Year of Death: 19__ Birth Place: Baltimore MD
Spouse: Thomas Springs Spouse Birth/Death:_______ Burial:_______ Child:
Child: Child: Child: Child:
Residence: County: Taylor Occupation: Notes:


Name: Cathell, John Wesley Year of Birth June 22, 1872 Year of Death: August 25, 1951 Birth Place: Baltimore, MD
Spouse: Jane Haymon or Layman Spouse Birth/Death:_______ Burial:Concord Church Child: Callie Cathell Corley
Child: Johnnie Cathell Child: Ralph William Cathell Child: Daisy Cathell Child:Howard Cathell
Child: Mitchell Cathell (of John, not of Clarence) Child: Carrie V. Cathell Child: Inez D. Cathell Child:Myrtle E. Cathell
Child: Bretsel L. Cathell Child: Bud Cathell Child: Clifford B. Cathell Child:Blanch Cathell
Child: Dolly P.Cathell Child: Child: Sarah E.Cathell Child: Nellie R. Cathell
Residence: rural Belington WV County:Barbour Occupation: Farmer Notes:



Name: Cathell, Jonathan Year of Birth abt 1873 Year of Death: ? Birth Place: Baltimore MD
Spouse: _____ Spouse Birth/Death:_______ Burial:? Child:
Child: Child: Child: Child:
Residence: County: Occupation: Notes: Jonathan might be John Wesley-above?





Name: Cathell, Martha W Year of Birth abt 1876 Year of Death: ? Birth Place: ________
Spouse: _____ Spouse Birth/Death:_______ Burial:? Child:
Child: Child: Child: Child:
Residence: County: Occupation: Notes:


Name: Cathell, Rutherford B. Year of Birth abt 1876 Year of Death: ? Birth Place: West Virginia
Spouse: Grace E. Francis Cathell Spouse Birth/Death:12/25/1879/? Burial:? Child:
Child: Child: Child: Child:
Residence: Harrison Co. WV County: Occupation: Notes: Married Grace 1899


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