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*William Penn Charnock, Jr.

Male 1899 - 1978  (78 years)


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  • Name *William Penn Charnock  [1
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 14 Nov 1899  Liberty District, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Jun 1978  Tuscarawas County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Probably Dover Burial Park, Tuscarawas County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I156980  My Genealogy

    Father *William Penn Charnock,   b. Jul 1839, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1918, Freeport, Harrison County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother Mary A. Mathew,   b. Sep 1850, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1915, Freeport, Harrison County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married Between 1890 and 1899  West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4337  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family *Thelma Lucile Bonifant,   b. 1 Dec 1903, Flushing, Belmont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1984, Dover, Tuscarawas County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 1926  Tuscarawas County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. *Dorothy Mae Womac Womax,   b. 16 Oct 1920, New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio At 329 W. St. Clair Street Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1996, 76 Years Old, San Diego County, California 92077 Since 1947. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Stepchild]
     2. Living Cerana
     3. Living Charnock
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F4107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Father's name: William Penn Charnock
      Mother's name: Mary Mathew Charnock
      Both parents were deceased by the time William was sixteen years old.He was born in Moundsville, West Virginia so his parents must havebeen from that area in West Virginia or at least lived there at onetime. (We now know that William Penn Sr. was enlisted in the Civil Warin West Virginia.) It's just been learned from census records thathis father was a Teamster when the family was in Virginia/WestVirginia. He would have done long hauls of taking supplies back andforth between Ohio and West Virginia know doubt by wagon train. Itis unknown how William came to be in Ohio for sure except for hisfather farming there in the area. William's father did sign for himon his draft registration card of WW I in 1817 Ohio, and it was listedthat William Jr. was a farmer then and employed by his father WilliamSr. Also, I'd like to point out that not only was William from WestVirginia but so were Mary, Thelma, and Carl Womax. Plus, it wouldappear from the census records of 1920 & 1930 in Ohio that the men allworked together at the steel mill in the same county. So, theydiffently knew each other at work. I'm going to make an assumptionthat William's father probably met the others while working as ateamster, and the family living in West Virginia.

      William married Thelma Lucille Bonifant Womax after her first husbandCarl died from T.B. around sometime in 1926. William acceptedThelma's mother-n-law Mary Womax and her daughter Dorothy Mae Womaxwhen they married. Together, William and Thelma had eight childrenwhile married. Their first child was born in 1929. As far as it'sknown, it was his first and only marriage. The children were born inTuscarawas County, Ohio and this is where they both, William andThelma, died and were buried.
      Resource:
      The letter from Marjorie Ellen Charnock Lee dated, April 27, 2004, ischock full of family information with dates and relationshipsdescribed. Please refer to it for reference and verification ofinformation if needed. The original is in the Elkins VolumeIII--McCoy Family Section-Womax and Charnock. Marjorie Lee stated inher letter dated April 27, 2004 that, "They (meaning bothgrandparents, William & Mary) died when my dad was around 16 years(old).". Plus, there are also census records, military, and deathrecords available.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2778] Marjorie Ellen Charnock Lee's Letter, Dated: April 27, 2004 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S2779] 1930 Federal Census Record, Head of House: William C. Womax, Sandra Lee Elkins Juhl, (Name: Image Source: Year: 1930; Census Place: New Philadelphia,Tuscarawas, Ohio; Roll: 1885; Page 4A; Enum. Dist. 21; Image 750.0; Sandra Lee Elkins Juhl, 1930 Federal Census Record, Head of House:William C. Womax (Image Source: Year: 1930; Census Place: NewPhiladelphia, Tuscarawas, Ohio; Roll: 1885; Page 4A; Enum. Dist. 21;Image 750.0), Source Medium: Internet Source Quality: Good Copy of print image is kept in the McCoy Family Records, Womaxsection. .).