Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday Family ProFile--Anna Leota Church

     Anna Leota Church, daughter of Edgar Wilson Church and Eliza Jane Richter, was born on October 13, 1889 at Keyser, Mineral County, West Virginia.  Anne is my paternal second cousin twice removed .  The Church branch is part of my VanGilder family tree.  Edgar's mother was Rebecca VanGilder, daughter of Jacob VanGilder, Jr. and Sarah R. McElroy.

Anna and brother, Charles
Xerox of the original photograph

    Recently a received a message regarding Anna (also known as Annie and Anne) from a fellow researcher through ancestry and I decided to feature her on my Family ProFile.

     Edgar made a living as a laborer and a coal miner while Anna was growing up.  The family lived in Lyon, Preston County and Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia.  By 1920, Edgar had moved to Akron, Summit County, Ohio. 

Xerox copy of the original photograph

     Sometime between 1910 and 1917, Anna married William T. Burgy.  I have not been able to locate a marriage license for their wedding.  William, son of Martin Luther Burgy and Ida M. Brinker, was born on August 1, 1887 at Newport, Washington County, Ohio.

     William lists 950 7th Avenue in Akron, Ohio as his residence on his 1917 World War I draft registration card.  The Burgy's were still living at 950 7th Avenue in Akron in 1920 and they have a five year old daughter named Ellen Jane.  I have learned that Ellen was adopted.  William was employed with Goodyear Rubber Company, where he worked through the 1940's.

     Listed on the 1930 Ohio census, the Burgy family lived at 824 East Market Street in Akron, Ohio.  Around 1935, the Burgy's divorced.  Anna married JohnW. Jackson.  I have not been able to find their marriage certificate.  She remained married to John until her death.

     William T. Burgy died in Akron, Ohio on March 23, 1947.  Anna died in Akron, Ohio on September 6, 1948.  She is buried in Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Akron, Summit County, Ohio along with her parents and numerous siblings.

  1. 1900 West Virginia Census, Lyon, Preston County, Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 103.
  3. 1910 West Virginia Census Grafton Ward 3, Taylor County,Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0140.
  5. 1920 Ohio Census Akron Ward 6, Summit County, Page: 27B; Enumeration District: 197.
  7. 1930 Ohio Census Akron, Summit County, Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 25.
  9. Burgy, William, Certificate of Death, Summit County, Ohio, Number 20714.
  11. Jackson, Anna Leota Church, Certificate of Death, Summit County, Ohio, Number 58132.
  13. Marsh, William Alfred, Church Family Group Sheets and xerox copies of Church family photographs.

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