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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.

1952

The second Cathell reunion was held at Cool Springs Park on August 3, 1952.
The election of officers were as follows: President- Clarence Cathell, Secretary & Treasurer-Mrs. Gladys Funk, Program Committee- Bert Cathell.
A prize was given to the oldest person, the yougest child, for the persons that came the farest, and one to the latest married couple (these people were not identified in the minutes)
The amount spent was $4.00, collections for the day, $17.70, proprietor was paid $5.00--Total in treasury $17.13.

1953

The third annual Cathell reunion was held at Cool Springs Park on August 2, 1953 with an attendance of around 150.
Music was furnished by Iky De Prospero of Morgantown. Presents were presented to the oldest person, youngest, youngest married couple and the one traveling the fartherest.
Balance in treasury for last year $17.13, collected this year $9.00, paid to proprietor $4.00, paid for presents $4.54, balance in treasury $17.59.

1954

The fourth annual Cathell reunion was held at Cool Springs Park on August 1, 1954 with an attendance of around 200 persons.
Music was provided by Iky De Prospero and group singing was enjoyed by all.
The following officers were installed for the coming year. President- Bert Cathell, Vice President- Ruth Hovatter, Sec. & Treasurer- Mary Sanders, Program Committee- Merle Lowe, Gladys Funk,Myrtle Talbot.
Presents were presented to Uncle Joe Cathell, the oldest person, David Wayne Cathell, the youngest baby. Mr. & Mrs. Glendon Britton, the newest married couple, Dale Funk, coming the fartherest.
Balance in treasury for last year $17.59, collected this year $15.17, paid the music $5.00, paid to proprietor $4.00, paid for presents $8.36, balance in treasury $14.40, August 1, 1954.

1955

The fifth annual Cathell reunion was held at Cool Springs Park August 7, 1955. Due to weather conditions the same officers were left in for the coming year. The Britton and Cathell families combined will hold there reunion together on the first Sunday in August for the next year. The Britton family will have there own officers and program.
Balance in treasury $14.40, money collected for 55-$13.13, money spent for 55-$13.30, Balance in treasury $14.23, August 7, 1955.

1956

A large number of friends, relatives and members of the Cathell family gathered at Cool Spring Park for their annual reunion. Music and entertainment were furnished by Iky De Prospero of Morgantown. It was voted to hold the 1957 reunion at the same place on the first Sunday in August.
Officers elected for the coming year are as follows, President-Bert Cathell, Vice President- Pete Cathell, Secretary & Treasurer- Mitchell Cathell
Balance in treasury $14.23, Money spent for gifts by Mary Sanders $8.72, Amount paid to proprietor $5.00, Money collected $15.51, Balance $16.02.

Newspaper Article Regarding the 1954 Reunion shared by Gerald L. Cathell
Cathell Reunion-Music One of Outing's Features
By Mrs. S.L. Sanders

ROWLESBURG-The annual Cathell Reunion was held on Sunday at Cool Springs Park. Special music was provided by Ike DePospero and Henry D'Amico of Morgantown, and there was group singing by groups of the family.
Officers elected were president, Bert Cathell; vice president, Ruth Hovatter; secretary-treasurer Mary Saners; program committee, Merle Lowe, Gladys Funk and Myrtle Talbert.
Gifts were presented to the oldest, Joseph Cathell; the youngest David Wayne Cathell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Cathell; the couple coming the farthest, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Funk, of Lorain, Ohio.
It was voted to hold the reunion at the same place on the first Sunday in August next year.
Those attending were Mr. and Mrts. L.E. Rightmire, Oakland, Md, May Cathell, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hovatter, Parsons, Mrs. Sarah List and family, Mrs. Onna Borings, Addison, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. Kurtz, Jr. and son, Confluence, Pa. Mrs. Edgar Suite and family, Pearle M. George and son, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cathll and family, Keyser, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Lowe and family, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Ike DePospero and familyu, Luther and Charles Ramps, Morgantown.
Mr. and Mrs. James Britton and family, Bruceton, Mr. and Mrs. Bertsel Cathell, Bertha Shaffer, Lillian Freeman, Joe Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Rosco Shaffer, Philippi, Mr. and Mrs. William Cathell and family, Bridgeport, Mr. and Mrs. Connie Sohn and son, David Carver, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Crawford Jr. Baltimore, Md, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Cathedll and family, Md, Mr. and Mrs. M. Cathell, Belington, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Auvil and family, Steubenville, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Funk, Lorain, Ohio, Ronnie Cathell, Clarinton Pa, and the following local folks.
Mr. and Mrs. Harris Britton, Mr. and Mrs. Glendon Britton, Roy Britton, Mrs. Foster Funk and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cathell, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cathell and family, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Caathell and family, Mr. and Mrs. James Cathell and family, Miss Nora Cathell, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cathell and son, Bob, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Cathell and son, Roy, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Peaslee and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Goff and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Hall Bolyard and family, Mrs. Jason Bolyard and son, Lee and Paul, Mr. and Mrs. D.M. Wiles, Mr. and Mrs. Winfield, Mr. and Mrs. Gil_____..
The Preston County Journal



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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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