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=Cathell Family in West Virginia=

Cathell Reunion 2008

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2008 - Rowlesburg Park-Mary Serena Cathell Goodwin (of Harry-Stewart-Platt). Mary lives on her family farm at Meadland, Taylor Co., WV. She was the oldest person attending the 2008 reunion .

In the middle is Rich Cathell, Chesapeake Virginia. Rich is a retired career Navy man. He is the son of Charley and May Cathell and the grandson of Sarah and Platt. On the left is Vernon Cathell and on the right is Gerry Lee Cathell from the Stewart Hall Cathell line.

Carl Mitchell Cathell-"Mitch" (of Clarence-George-Platt). On right is red and white blouse is his wife Dorothy Bernard Cathell. Mitch is an accomplished wood carver and retired from B&O and Chessie System. Mitch and Dorothy (this author's parents) live in Oakland MD.

On left-Blaine Harrison Britton (of Roy Mitchell Britton-Bertha Cathell Britton-George-Platt). Blaine owns the Harris and Bertha Cathell Britton farm in Green Valley. He formerly worked for Greer Limestone. on right Carl Mitchell Cathell.

On left, Paul F. Cathell (of James-George-Platt), Paul's wife Charlotte Hendershot Cathell, and Blaine Britton. Paul and Charlotte are from Bridgeport, Harrison Co. WV and still maintain the George and Sarah Cathell farm at Green Valley. Paul is retired from Union Carbide (now GrafTech International), Anmoore WV.

Left, Gerald L. "Jerry" Cathell, his sister Linda Cathell Shirley and Denny Shirley. Jerry is the signal supervisor for the West End of the former B&O railroad, now CSX Transportation, he lives in Keyser WV. Linda and Denny Shirley are from Derwood Maryland, Denny works for the federal government. Jerry and Linda's line back is Gerald L "Pete" Cathell, Charley and Platt)

On left is Gerald Lincoln "Pete" Cathell. Pete is a son of Charley and May Cathell, he is a grandson of Platt and Sarah Cathell. Pete is retired from the B&O Railroad and lives in Keyser WV. He maintains the Platt Cathell homestead in Green Valley.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bolyard from Red Rock. Mr. Bolyard mother was Dora Cathell, daughter of Joseph (son of Platt and Sarah Cathlell) and Eunice Funk Cathell.

Charlie Cathell of the John Cathell line . Charles passed away on May 7, 2010.

The reunion is a good time to try to identify people in old photographs. Here Rich and Helen Cathell confer with Blaine Britton over the identities in the first Cathell reunion photograph. See the John Cathell and Martha Cathell pages for interesting photos brought by Betty Cathell Wood of the John Cathell line.

Daughters of Stewart A. Cathell of Grafton West Virginia. Janet, Sharon and Gayle. Stewart A. (Stewartie) was the son of Harry and Elizabeth and grandson of Stewart Hall Cathell (son of Platt and Sarah Cathell) and Cyrena Cathell

Sons of Stewart A. Cathell of Grafton West Virginia.

Talented musicians from the Stewart Cathell family


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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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