BRITTAN SCALF

NOTE: Updates have been added throughout this chapter since the first posting; however, please make special note of the section on Jeremiah and Sarah Brinstone Scalf, son of Brittan and Talitha Couch Scalf. If anyone has confirming/denying information on Sarah, it would be greatly appreciated.

FOREWORD

This chapter is dedicated in memory of Henry P. Scalf, author of Chronicles of the Scalf Family. Henry was the son of William P. Scalf. William was the son of Hezekiah Scalf and Hezekiah was the son of Brittan and Talitha Couch Scalf.

Had it not been for Henry’s diligent research on this line of the family, we would likely not know much about the descendents of Brittan Scalf and Talitha Couch.

As with any genealogy errors will certainly be made. We hope to correct errors and update the line of Brittan Scalf through these writings. No doubt, errors will be found in these writings although certainly not intentional. It is our hope that descendents will continue to update and correct any and all errors in all of the Scalf family writings.

Some families have not been written in detail in this chapter because the writings of Henry Scalf have already covered most of these families. Therefore, a link to the chapter of Brittan Scalf written by Henry P. Scalf will be added for further information on these families.

The following information has been compiled in conjunction with various descendents of the Brittan Scalf family as well as a search of the census records by Virgil Scalf, documents of Russell County, Virginia and various other records such as tax lists, deeds, birth and death records and information from various descendents, etc. Information has also been used from Chronicles of the Scalf Family by Henry P. Scalf.

The following descendents have contributed to this research:

    1) Sherry Gillman Blackburn, g-granddaughter of Columbus (Lum) Scalf, Lum was the son of James Breckenridge Scalf, son of Brittan Scalf.
    2) Martin Willard and his father, Norman Willard, Jr. Norman is the son of James Andrew Scalf. James Andrew was the son of Henry Amos “Witch” Scalf. Amos was the son of James Brittan Scalf, son of Jeremiah Scalf, son of Brittan Scalf.
    3) Jennifer Boyd, descendent of Mary “Granny” Scalf Mills daughter of Brittan Scalf and Talitha Couch.
    4) Virgil Scalf – Kentucky Records and census searches – Virgil is a descendent of Peter Scalf and Charlotte Hubbard Scalf. Peter was a brother to Brittan Scalf.
    5) Chronicles of the Scalf Family by Henry P. Scalf.
    6) Sharon Ratliff, granddaughter of Willie Morgan Scalf

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A link to Chronicles of the Scalf Family is provided here to review the writings of Henry Scalf on the Brittan Scalf family. Although Chronicles of the Scalf Family is referenced frequently here, only one link will be listed to save space. The line of Brittan Scalf and Talitha Couch can be found in Chapter VIII of Chronicles of the Scalf Family at the following link: http://www.scalf-family.org/HPScalf/Chapter 8.htm

Due to the number of family members buried at Rainey Valley and Silver Creek Cemeteries as well as Mt. Hope Cemetery in Lewis County, Washington, we feel it necessary to provide the links to these cemeteries for descendents of these lines. There appears to be family members from the marital lines of the Scalf family also buried in these cemeteries. Rainey Valley Cemetery listings are listed at two separate URL addresses; therefore, both links to the Cemeteries for Rainey Valley are listed to save space and to avoid linking to the same site so many times. Deaths from the line of James Brittan Scalf and can be found at these URL addresses.

SILVER CREEK CEMETERY, AKA RANDLE, LEWIS COUNTY, WA

Silver Creek Cemetery, aka Randle, Lewis County, Washington

In Lewis County Cemetery District 4.

Located on Silverbrook Rd, (the old highway), it is well kept and still in use. Named after the Randle Family who were early settlers in the Rainey Valley area. Wm R. Jobe was the first burial 1894 on land donated by Charles H. Young.

Anna Schuffenhauer came from German in 1862, and died before 1955. Came to America with her first husband, father of Max Ogens. She became PostMistress of Rhine, an area near Randle. She is buried with her second husband in Silver Creek Cemetery, Randle, Washington. Rufus T. Siler 1836-1937, PostMaster of Vance on the Cowlitz River 28 Mar 1896.

Read in 1987, transcribed by Leslie Parnell and submitted on behalf of the Lewis County Genealogical Society, October 2002.

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RAINEY VALLEY CEMETERY, LEWIS COUNTY, WA
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Rainey Valley Cemetery: Lewis County Cemetery District #4, Glenoma, WA.6 miles West of Randle on Highway #12. The cemetery lies on both sides of St Highway 12. T12N R6E S4 & S9. The cemetery was created in 1905 by Milburn Jackson Stiltner. The first recorded burial was in 1919. Dedicated on 01 February 1928. 5 Acres.

Cemetery was read 1987-1988. Corrected and transcribed by Leslie Parnell and submitted on behalf of Lewis County Genealogical Society, October 2002.
http://files.usgwarchives.org/wa/lewis/cemeteries/rainey.txt

RAINEY VALLEY CEMETERY, LEWIS CO., WA SOUTH SECTION

(South of US Hwy 12) This list is a supplement to the Rainey Valley Cemetery transcription already posted on the Tombstone Transcription Project, which is missing the south section.

Walked by David Garoutte
http://www.drizzle.com/~jtenlen/walewis/raineyvalley.html

SALKUM (Mt. Hope) and MOUNT MORIAH MASONIC CEMETERIES, LEWIS CO WA:

Burial list of Salkum & Mt. Moriah Masonic Cemeteries has been submitted by John Planinshek December 1999. Special thanks to the Lewis County Genealogical Society for graciously sharing their data. Both above notices must remain when copied or downloaded.

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Salkum (Mt. Hope) & Mt. Moriah Masonic Cemeteries

Lewis County, Washington
T12N R1E Section 13

The following record is a combined record of two adjacent cemeteries, which appear today to be one. The burial records of this cemetery are presented here twice, the first time in alphabetical order, the second time in the order they are found on the ground.
http://files.usgwarchives.org/wa/lewis/cemeteries/salkum.txt

Census records have been transcribed with the original spellings found on the census records. Names or relationships may or may not be correct; however, if something is found to be incorrect by a family member, please let us know so the information can be corrected. Typing errors or other errors may be found in these writings. Again, notify us of the error and we will make every effort to correct it. Check Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter VIII at the above URL address for information not found in these writings.



BRITTAN SCALF
Son of
John Scalf, Sr. & Edeah Carlisle
Brittan<John Scalf Sr<Lewis Scalf

Brittan Scalf was born 1800 – 1810 according to several census records. The fact that there was only one male child in the home of John Scalf Sr. in 1800 certainly suggests that Brittan was not born before 1800. We believe from the available records that this son would have been John Scalf Jr.

A male is listed on the 1820 Russell County, Virginia census as 16 – 18 years old and is most likely Brittan. This calculates his birth date at 1802 – 1804. Brittan’s name has been spelled various ways in the records and it is unknown exactly what the correct spelling might have been but the most common spelling was Britton. However, due to fact that several in this line of the family were named Brittan with the spelling “Brittan” and are assumed to have been named for their ancestor, the spelling of “Brittan” will be referred to in this chapter.

Brittan’s parents, John and Edy Carlisle Scalf named two sons William. The first William died at a young age and the second son named William had died by 1845 but appears to have been living with the family in Russell County, Virginia in the 1830’s.

Although no records have been found to determine when Brittan’s brother, William #1 was born or when he died, it would appear that William #1 was born and died between census records and was most likely born between John Jr. and Brittan.

John Sr. and Edy Carlisle were married 1787 with their first children, Nancy, Polly and John Jr. being born 1788, 1789 and 1790 respectively. There is a span of approximately, ten years between the estimated births of John Jr. and Brittan. Of course there were daughters born between these years as well but it certainly appears that William #1 was also born during this time.

Brittan Scalf married Talitha Couch of Russell County, Virginia. From a careful review of the tax and census records, it appears that Brittan and Talitha were married 1820 – 1825 as their first son, Jeremiah, was born 1822 or 1823. As can be seen from the tax lists of Russell County, Virginia, Jeremiah had reached the age of 21 and was head of house by 1845.

It is stated in Chronicles of the Scalf Family that Archibald was the oldest child of Brittan and Talitha but Archibald does not appear on the tax lists of Russell County, to indicate that he had reached the age of 21 before the family moved to Kentucky. On the 1850 census of Pike County, Kentucky, Archibald is listed as 17 years old and would have been born 1833, some ten or so years later than Jeremiah.

It is also stated in Chronicles of the Scalf Family that Talitha was the daughter of John and Fanny Couch and the granddaughter of Jeremiah Couch, Sr. of Russell County, Virginia. This also is questionable as John Couch whose wife was Fanny, would have been too young to be Talitha’s father.

No marriage record has been found for Brittan and Talitha but they most likely married in Russell County, Virginia. Talitha’s family was certainly living there at the same time as Brittan’s family. We can only speculate on the approximate time of the marriage with help from the census records in relation to the birth of their oldest child, Jeremiah.

We do know that Brittan was married by the enumeration of the 1830 census for he appears as head of house in Russell County, Virginia. We also believe that Brittan was in his father’s home in 1820.

Census records and tax lists of Russell County, Virginia are listed below in support of the above statements. For an explanation of how to read the tax lists, please see the chapter on John Scalf, Jr. A brief explanation of the personal property tax lists is listed here:

If someone was listed as head of house on a personal property tax list with only one male named such as “one white male over 16” it can be safely assumed that this was the head of house and was at least 21 years of age. If there was more than one male listed, such as “2 white males over the age of 16” it can be safely assumed that the head of house was at least 21 years old and had a son at least 16 years old but under the age of 21. The same can be said for any number following the name of the head of house.

These are the official dates for the census enumerations:

1790

2 August

Enumerations began

1800

3 August

Enumerations began

1810

6 August

Enumerations began

1820

7 August

Enumerations began

1830-1900

1 June

Enumerations began

1910

15 April

Enumerations began

1920

1 January

Enumerations began

1930

1 April

Enumerations began

This does not mean that every household was enumerated on the exact date above. This simply means that this was the official day the enumerations began in a particular year.

1820 Russell Co VA
SCALF, John 152-A

5 males 5-10 1810-1815 (Robert-Peter-Lee-Ira-Jesse?)
2 males 10-16 1804-1810 (William–Berryman?)
1 male 16-18 1802–1804 (Brittan?)
2 males 18-26 1794–1802 (Count only 1 male here-John Jr
1 male 45-up 1775–before (John Sr)
2 females 16-26 1794–1804 (Polly–Nancy?)
1 female 45–up 1775–before (Edy)


1830 Russell Co VA

SCALF, Brittan 

1 male 0-5 1825-1830 (John Henry)
1 male 5-10 1820-1825 (Jeremiah?)
1 male 20-30 1800-1810 (Brittan)
1 female 0-5 1825-1830 (Mary?)
1 female 5-10 1820-1825 (Oldest Daughter)
1 female 20-30 1800-1810 (Talitha Couch)

The first mention of Brittan Scalf in the Russell County Records is the following court minutes of Russell County. It appears that Brittan and John Long had been fighting and was fined $1.00 each.

March 4, 1828 — page 1- 2

”They also presented John Long and Brittan Scalf for an assault; and then the grand jury having nothing further to present, was discharged.

John Long & Brittan Scalf who stand, presented by the Grand Jury for an assault committed on each other — the said John Long in his proper person & the said Brittan Scalf by Jeremiah Couch came into Court and by consent of the Court confessed judgments for a fine, each of one dollar each, and paid down in Court the said fines and the Clerks and Commonwealths attornies fees.” (Russell County Court Minutes, March 4, 1828, pg. 1-2)

Brittan then appears on the 1833 tax list of Russell County, Virginia. He was taxed on himself and no sons were of the age to be taxed in this year. This tax list does not reveal where Brittan was living in 1833. Sharon Carter, a Trent Family researcher, sent this tax list to me.

RUSSELL CO VA PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LIST 1833 – 1850

1833B

February 2
Scalf, Brittan - 1 white male over 16 – 3 horses

In the same year, Brittan was appointed overseer of the roads from the South of Clinch River to Reeds Valley. This was probably the neighborhood where Brittan lived at this time, as this was a common practice. Folks were appointed by the court to maintain the roads or to build a road in their neighborhood when needed. At this term of court, it was Brittan’s turn. Sometimes the appointed surveyor would also collect the taxes for the year. In 1833, Brittan was appointed surveyor in place of Jeremiah Couch whom we believe was Brittan’s father-in-law.

May 7, 1833 — page 17

Ordered that Brittain Scalf be appointed Surveyor of the roads from the South bank of Clinch River to the Reeds Valley road in the room of Jeremiah Couch, and that Henry Dickenson gent do furnish him with a list of Tithables. (Russell County Road Surveys, May 7, 1833, pg.17)

In 1834, Brittan was living in the Western District along with his father and several brothers.

1834B - Western District
February 10
Scalf, Brittan 1 white male over 16 - 3 horses

Brittan is missing from the 1835 and 1836 tax lists of Russell County and may have been gone from home at this time. His brothers, Ira, Peter, Jesse, Robert and a John Scalf were in Clay County, Kentucky in 1836 but not before this time. The John Scalf listed on the 1836 Clay County tax list could have been either was John Scalf, Sr. or John Scalf, Jr. We have been unable to determine from available records which John this was. Brittan was not found on the 1836 tax list of Clay County but the other family members were. It is possible that Brittan might have gone with them to Clay County, Kentucky but returned to Russell County, Virginia before the tax list was taken for that year.

By 1837, Brittan is again taxed in Russell County. Again, no district is listed for this tax list. It is reported that Brittan was in the horse business and may have been gone from home in 1835 and 1836 due to this reason.

1837

March 7

Scalf, Brittan                1 white male over 16 - 3 horses

Also, in December of 1837 Brittan Scalf is found in the records of Russell County, Virginia recording the purchase of land from Thomas Tate. The name of Brittan’s wife Talitha is spelled Delitha on this record but descendants state that her name was Talitha.

In the next year (1838) Brittan is again appointed surveyor of the road “from the top of the hill west to Jefferson Jesse’s to Richard Longs.” This was probably his neighborhood as well or at least very close to it.

April 3, 1838 — page 501

Ordered that Brittan Scalf be appointed Surveyor of the road from the top of the hill west of Jefferson Jessee’s to Richard Longs in the room of Richard B. Long, and that James Dickenson gent, do furnish him with a list of Tithables. (Russell County Court Minutes, April 3, 1838, pg. 501) (Brittan-April 3, 1838-pg-501)

On April 19th Brittan is again listed on the 1838 Russell County tax list but is now living in the Eastern District along with his brother, John Scalf, Jr.

1838A         Eastern District

April 19
Scalf, Brittan 1 white male over 16 - 2 horses

In 1839, Brittan is again listed on the tax list but is missing again in 1840. No district is listed for this tax list.

1839B

Scalf, Brittian 1 white male over 16 - 2 horses

On June 5, 1830, Brittan is found charged with a debt of $39.00 and is ordered to pay the debt. This was probably related to the business that Brittan owned. It is stated in Chronicles of the Scalf Family that Brittan was in business as a horse-drover.

Wednesday, June 5th 1839 — page 52

Andy F. Hendricks plaintiff

against

Brittan Scalf defendant

This day came the plaintiff by his attorney and the defendant not yet appearing, it is considered by the Court, that the judgment obtained in the Clerk’s office be made final and that the plaintiff recover against the debt $39. 23 the debt in the declaration mentioned with interest thereon to be compensated after the act of ___(?) per annum from the 2d day of August 1837 till paid and his costs by him about his (sinc in their behalf expended) This sentence is difficult to read.

(Brittan - June 5 1839 - pg. 52)

By the enumeration of the 1840 census, Brittan’s family had grown to include four more children and possibly five, if the older daughter from the 1830 census had left the home as believed. This would be a total of nine children.

The names of the family members listed below are assumed to be in the order in which Brittan's children were born and were added by this author. These names were not listed on the 1840 census.

1840 Russell Co VA As of 1 June 1840

SCALF, Brittan

2 males

0-5

1835-1840

(Levy – Hezekiah?)

2 males

5-10

1830-1835

(John – Archibald?)

1 male

15-20

1820-1825

(Jeremiah?)

1 male

30-40

1800-1810

(Brittan)

1 female

0-5

1835-1840

(Mary)

1 female

5-10

1830-1835

(Elizabeth)

1 female

10-15

1825-1830

(Oldest daughter?)

1 female

30-40

1800-1810

(Talitha)

As can be seen on this census, there is no daughter in the home of Brittan on the 1840 census listed around the same age as the older daughter on the 1830 census. However, there are now three daughters in the home of Brittan and Talitha whereas there were only two in 1830. Due to the approximate births of these females, it would appear that the older daughter was born about 1825 and the other two daughters 1830 – 1840. The children appear to line up as follows:

Jeremiah 1820 - 1825 (approximately 1823)
Female 1820 - 1825 (Probably 1825)
John Henry 1825 – 1830 (Probably 1827)
Elizabeth 1835 - 1840 (Probably 1829 or 1830)
Archibald 1830 - 1835 (Probably 1831 - 1833)
Mary born 1830 – 1835 (Probably 1833-1835)
Levy born 1835 – 1840 (Probably 1835-1839)
Hezekiah 1835 – 1840 (Probably 1837-1840)
James B. 1840 - 1842 (1842)

The assumed lineup of Brittan and Talitha’s children above does correspond closely to their ages listed on later census records. Henry P. Scalf, author of Chronicles of the Scalf Family, grandson of Hezekiah Scalf was told that a daughter named Nancy married and went west where she was killed by Indians. (Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter VIII) This information cannot be confirmed at this time.

Brittan is listed consistently from 1841 through 1845 on the tax lists of Russell County, Virginia with the exception of a couple of years. He does not appear after the 1845 tax list due to his death in 1845.

Note the various spellings of his name on these tax lists. By the time of the 1841 tax list was taken Brittan had a son at least 16 years old. This should be Jeremiah who was probably at least 17 years old here, estimating his birth date around 1824. Scalf Family History, page 190 lists Archibald as the oldest son of Brittan and Talitha; however, the tax lists of Russell County, Virginia and the 1850 Floyd County, Kentucky census suggest that Jeremiah was the oldest son.

1841B

April 6

Scalf, Brittian 2 white males over 16 - 2 horses

1842B Western District.

April 14

Scalf, Brittian 2 white males over 16 - 2 horses

1843
May 2

Scalf, Brittan 2 white males over 16 - 2 horses

In 1844 Brittan still has a son old enough to be tithed. By the year 1845, Jeremiah is in his own home and Brittan still has a son old enough to be tithed in this year. This was probably John Henry if the census records are near correct.

1844B
March 4

Scalf, Brittan 2 white males over 16 - 2 horses

In Russell County, Virginia in October of 1844, Brittan was paid $2.00 for guarding a prisoner.

Tuesday, October 8th 1844 — page 406
The following accounts were presented in Court, and allowed; it appearing to the Court that former guards were necessary to the safe conveyance of the prisoners to the jail of Russell County, which is ordered to be certified to the Auditor of public accounts; Benjamin Haley, $2.76; Brittan Scalf $2. 76; Hezakiah Hamon $2.76 and William Hale $2.76. (Brittan, Oct. 8, 1844-pg-406)

In 1845, Brittan still has one son that has reached the age of 16 and as stated above, is likely John Henry. Jeremiah is in his own home as head of house and taxed in this year.

1845B
Scalf, Britten        2 white males over 16              3 horses

1845B
Scalf, Jeremiah    1 white male over 16                2 horses

On July 8, 1845 in Russell County, Virginia, Brittan and his wife sold property to Anderson Williams. This would be the last record found of Brittan Scalf.

Tuesday, July 8th 1845 — page 452
A list of Conveyances admitted to record by the Clerk of the Court since the last Term.

An Indenture of bargain and sale for land from Brittan Scalf & wife to Anderson Williams, acknowledged before two Justices.
(Brittan-1845-pg. 452)

Brittan died sometime after July 17, 1845 when the deposition was made by Patsy Counts Scalf in Hawkins County, Tennessee. It is reported that Brittan was killed by a falling tree while working on the roads in Russell County.

Brittan’s widow, Talitha Scalf and their son, Jeremiah appears on the 1846 tax list of Russell County. Unfortunately, there is no month listed for this tax list to help us narrow down a more approximate date of death for Brittan.

Talitha is then gone in 1847 but Jeremiah remains and is listed in 1847 but is not found in Russell County in 1848. There were no Scalfs listed on the tax lists after 1847 in Russell County, Virginia. It should be noted here that Talitha’s name often appears as Delitha and Delila in Russell County, Virginia.

1846B
Scalf, Delila        1 white male over 16         3 horses (Talitha)

1846B
Scalf, Jeremiah    1 white male over 16        2 horses

For an account of Talitha’s move to Kentucky, please see Chapter VIII of Chronicles of the Scalf Family. The link is listed at the beginning of this chapter. You can use your “Find” selection and type in the name you are searching for.

Russell County, Virginia Tax list:

1847B
Scalf, Jeremiah    1 white male over 16        2 horses

1848 – No Scalfs
1849 – No Scalfs
1850 – No Scalfs

Patsy Counts Scalf stated in her deposition in Hawkins County, Tennessee, that Brittan had nineteen children by the year 1845. This was surely a mistake on the clerk’s part in interpreting what Patsy said. Patsy might have said something similar to, “Brittan has nine or ten children” and the clerk heard “nineteen.” It does not appear reasonable that Brittan and Talitha could have had that many children between 1823 and 1845. The tax lists of Russell County, Virginia also confirm that Brittan did not have sons old enough to be tithed before 1841 and the grandson's of Brittan confirmed to Henry P. Scalf that they had never know of this many children.

The 1830 census should have reflected a larger number of children if there had been 19 children in the Brittan Scalf family. It is the opinion of this researcher that the number “19” on the deposition given by Patsy Counts Scalf was either an error on the part of the clerk, or cause by an extra stroke of the pen.

Eight known children of the Brittan Scalf family have been found and are listed below along with as many descendents as we know at this time. Brittan Scalf died between July 17, 1845 and before the 1846 tax list was taken in Russell County, Virginia, as his wife was listed as head of house on the 1846 tax list. His family then moved over to Pike and Floyd County, Kentucky.


TALITHA (COUCH) SCALF
Wife of Brittan Scalf

Talitha was last found in Russell County, Virginia on the tax list of 1846. It is a matter of record that Talitha moved to Pike County, Kentucky. Talitha was found on the 1850 census listed as Talitha SKATH. Chronicles of the Scalf Family states that Talitha left Russell County, Virginia the year following Brittan’s death. Brittan died in late 1845. Talitha was found on the tax list of Russell County in 1846 but could have moved after the taxes were collected for this year and if so, would have made the move to Kentucky in 1846, which would have been the year after Brittan’s death as stated by Henry P. Scalf.

It was suggested by both Henry P. Scalf and Elmer D. Scalf that Talitha was the daughter of John and Fanny Couch. However, the records suggest that Jeremiah Couch, Sr. was the father of Talitha and not his son John.

Jeremiah Couch first appeared in Russell County in 1810 living in the upper district. Jeremiah was taxed on one tithable other than himself, suggesting he had a son who had reached the age of 16 or over in 1810.

The only other Couch family member living in Russell County, Virginia was a William Couch listed on the 1800 and 1801 personal property tax lists of Russell County. In 1801, William Couch had one tithable. William could have been the father of Jeremiah or a brother. However, William had left the area after 1801 and was not found in Russell County. He might have died or simply moved from the area.

There were no other Couch families in Russell County listed on the tax or census records other than Jeremiah Sr. until 1840 when John Couch and Jeremiah Couch, Jr. appear. John was listed as 30 – 40 years old and would have been near the age of Talitha according to the estimation of her age from the census records. Talitha was listed as 30 – 40 years old in 1840 as well. It appears that Talitha, John and Jeremiah Couch, Jr. were actually siblings.

Jeremiah Sr. was born 1770 – 1780. He appears as head of house in 1820 with eight females and four males in the home other than himself and his wife. In 1830, only one older female other than his wife was listed suggesting two of the females had married.

In 1850, we find Jeremiah listed as 74 years old estimating a birth date of 1776. It appears that his wife had died. There is a Polly in the home aged 35 and was likely another daughter. Jeremiah Couch, Sr. was born in Grayson County, Virginia and Polly was born in Russell County also indicating this was his daughter.

Jeremiah Couch does not appear on the 1860 census of Russell County. John Couch and his wife Fanny do appear on the 1860 census. John also appeared on the 1850 census with his wife Fanny who was listed as 40 years old in 1850. However, in 1860, Fanny appears to be 84 years old. Fanny should have been 50 years old in 1860. Reviewing the 1860 census suggests that this was most likely intended to be 54 instead of 84 and could be mistaken for 84 due to the handwriting of the enumerator. Couch descendants might be able to help with this.

It is the opinion of this researcher that Jeremiah Couch, Sr. was the father of Talitha Couch Scalf and not John and Fanny Couch due to the ages of John and Talitha.

Henry Scalf stated in Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter VIII that Talitha lived to be in her 80’s. The grandmother of Norah James Scalf, wife of Henry "recalled her remembrance of Talitha at her home at Moree"  Mrs. Robinson stated the following to Henry P. Scalf. “Talitha was a good horsewoman in her advanced years, Mrs. Robinson noted, and would ride alone from the Johns Creek section to the home of Levy Scalf on Big Creek, a considerable distance over rugged trails for an aged woman.” (Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter VIII)

“Reverend Alex Blankenship, a highly respected minister recalled the location of Talitha’s grave. “The Blankenship cemetery, on lands owned for years by the Rev. Alex Blankenship, is on a high point overlooking Johns Creek, near the present (1965) postoffice of McCombs, Pike County. Talitha was buried at the neck of the point where the promontory begins to extend away from the hill. The grave is unmarked.” (Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter VIII)

It cannot be confirmed that Talitha Couch Scalf lived to be in her 80’s, due to the fact that she was not found after the 1850 census. This is not to say that she is not listed on a census after 1850; however, a thorough search of the census records and tax lists of Kentucky and Virginia as well as other states has been undertaken and have failed to produce Talitha Scalf by any variation of the surname.

Given the lack of evidence concerning Talitha, we cannot confirm that she did live this long and we must rely on the above statement by Mrs. Robinson. Talitha might have been living in the home of someone else. If she were living with another family she would not

be listed on a tax list or as head of house on a census record.

The 1850 census confirms that John Henry Scalf was the oldest son in the home of Talitha Scalf in Pike County, Kentucky and was probably the son listed as 16 or over in the home of Brittan Scalf in 1846 after Jeremiah had married. This census also confirms that Elizabeth was the next child born to Brittan and Talitha and was born around 1829 or 1830. There was one older daughter on the 1830 census of Russell County, Virginia that was missing from the 1840 census of Russell County. This was not Mary Scalf daughter of Brittan and Talitha, for Mary was born around 1835.

Note: Mary is listed on the 1850 census as Mary T. Scath. We do not know what the T might have represented but the name “Talitha” comes to mind if this was in fact, a T. It could just as easily have been a (J) or an (I).

1850 Pike Co KY                13 September 1850

SCATH (Scalf) Talitha

49

1801

VA

                  John

23

1827

VA

                  Elizabeth

21

1829

VA

                  Archibald

17

1833

VA

                  Mary T.

14

1836

VA

                  Levi

12

1838

VA

                  Hezekiah

7

1841

VA

                  James

7

1843

VA



JEREMIAH SCALF
Son of
Brittan Scalf & Talitha Couch
Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Jeremiah Scalf was the oldest son of Brittan and Talitha and was born 1823-1825. The 1850 census of Floyd County, Kentucky suggests 1823. Jeremiah married Sarah “Sally” Brinstone and this couple was found in Floyd County, Kentucky in 1850. On the 1850 census of Floyd County, Kentucky, Jeremiah was listed as Jeremiah SCARF. Tax records of Pike County, Kentucky show that Jeremiah moved to Pike County, Kentucky from Russell County, Virginia. However, by 1850, Jeremiah was living in Floyd County and by 1860 he was back in Pike County.

Jeremiah and Sarah could have married in Russell County, Virginia; however, there were no Brinstone families living in that area in 1840. Jeremiah may have met his wife in Kentucky on a trip there to visit relatives or on a trip with his father concerning the horse business. They most likely married around 1845 according to the birth of their first child.

Henry Scalf states that Jeremiah went to Kentucky to be with his uncles, Robert, Jesse and Peter and states Jeremiah could have married in Virginia and might have met Sarah in Kentucky. (See Chronicles of the Scalf Family at the above link)

In 1860 Jeremiah is listed as SCOLF on the census index. Review of this microfilm does in fact show that the name was spelled SCOLF by the enumerator. This enumerator also listed the household number beside of Jeremiah’s wife instead of Jeremiah resulting in Jeremiah appearing to have been living in the home of his brother Levi on this census. Levi is spelled Levy on this census. Levi’s family was living next door to Jeremiah in 1860. Both surnames are spelled SCOLF.

Jeremiah died sometime between 1858 and 1864 for the records show that his last child, Henry Amos Scalf was born about 1859. Jeremiah’s widow, Sarah Brinstone Scalf remarried in 1864 to Leroy Vaughn.

Due to the timing of the death of Jeremiah Scalf, it is very possible he served in the Civil War. Descendents of this line might benefit from a search of the military records of Pike County, Kentucky. Jeremiah might have been with a home guard unit and if so, there may not be a record of his service.

As noted above, Jeremiah was listed as head of house and taxed beginning in 1845 in Russell County Virginia. This tax list confirms that Jeremiah was the oldest son of Brittan and Talitha. No other son was found old enough to be listed on this tax list as head of house.

1845B
Scalf, Jeremiah                     1 white male over 16            2 horses

1846B
Scalf, Jeremiah                     1 white male over 16            2 horses

1847B
Scalf, Jeremiah                     1 white male over 16            2 horses.

1848 – Russell County, VA

Jeremiah was not found on the tax lists of Russell County, Virginia in 1848 and was not found in Kentucky in 1848. However, Jeremiah first appears in Pike County, Kentucky on the 1849 tax list of that year.

1849 Floyd           Jeremiah Scalf

White male over 21 years of age --- 1
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of horses and mares --- $40
Cattle --- 4
Total value --- $40

1850 Floyd           Jeremiah Scaff

White male over 21 years of age --- 1
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of horses and mares --- $25
Cattle --- 2
Total value --- $25

Jeremiah was found as head of house in 1850 in Floyd County, Kentucky and listed as Jeremiah SCARF.

1850 Floyd Co KY              5 August 1850

SCARF,  Jeremiah

27

1823

KY

               Sarah

26

1824

KY

               Brittan

  5

1845

KY

               Cynthia

  3

1847

KY

               William

  1

1849

KY

Note: Even though this is the same family in 1850 & 1860, the age of Jeremiah and Sarah, as well as the children raise a few questions in comparing the two census records. Jeremiah’s age in 1850 is most likely nearer correct than the 1860 census as well as the family members. Jeremiah named his oldest son James Brittan probably in honor of his father who died the year James Brittan was born. The 1850 census suggests that James Brittan was born 1845 in Kentucky, which also suggests that Jeremiah was in Kentucky at some point in 1845. If his age was correct on this census, he would have been born in Russell County, Virginia unless Jeremiah had married in Kentucky and James Brittan was born there before his father went back to Russell County, Virginia, which is also possible.

1860 Pike Co KY                24 July 1860

SCOLF, Jeremiah

30?

1830?

VA

 
              Sarah

28?

1832?

VA

 
              James B.

13

1847

VA

(James Brittan)
              Cynthia T.

12

1848

KY

 
              William

10

1850

KY

 
              Nancy J.

8

1852

KY

 
              Mary

6

1854

KY

 
              Lissy

4

1856

KY

(Sarah Melissa)
              Henry

1

1859

KY

(Amos Henry)

After the death of Jeremiah, Sarah Brinstone Scalf remarried to Leroy Vaughn August 26, 1864 according to Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter VIII.

This marriage record has not been found at this time but is cited in Chronicles of the Scalf Family. The census record of 1870 Pike County, Kentucky does show Leroy Vaughn and Sarah with a child Emma T. and two of the children of Jeremiah and Sarah in the home. (See Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter VIII)

Mary, daughter of Jeremiah and Sarah was born 1854 according to the 1860 census of Pike County. There is no child named Mary listed on the 1870 census. However, there is a child named Talitha A. Scalf who appears to be the correct age to have been Mary from the 1860 census; however, we cannot verify that Mary and Talitha were the same person and due to the incorrect ages from census to census, there might have been a child named Mary that died.

Mary was not found after the 1860 census and Talitha was found only on the 1870 census in the home of her mother Sarah Brinstone Scalf Vaughn and stepfather, Leroy Vaughn. This also adds to the confusion since Talitha was born around 1854 and should have been in Jeremiah’s home in 1860.

Lissy, listed on the 1860 census appears to be Sarah M. on the 1870 census and was probably named Sarah Melissa and used Lissy as a short name for Melissa. Melissa (Lissy) married John Adams.

Once again, the name SCALF is spelled differently on the 1870 census. It is now spelled SCAFF. This is very plainly spelled SCAFF on this census by the enumerator.

1870 Pike Co KY                29 July 1870         District #5            Piketon

Vaughn, Leroy M

55

1815

VA

 
             Sarah F

43

1827

VA

 
             Emma T. F

4/12

1870

KY

 
SCAFF, William M

21

1849

KY

 
             Nancy J. F

18

1852

KY

 
             Talitha F

16

1854

KY

 
             Sarah M. F

14

1856

KY

(Lissy)
             Amos F

11

1859

KY

(Henry Amos)

By the enumeration of the 1880 census, all the children of Jeremiah and Sarah are gone from the home. The only child left at home is the daughter of Leroy and Sarah Brinstone Scalf Vaughn.

1880 Pike Co KY                11 June 1880        Lower Johns Creek            Dist #5

Vaughn, Leroy Head

60

1820

VA

VA

VA

          Sarah Wife

50

1830

VA

VA

VA

          Tennessee Dau

16

1864

KY

VA

VA

          Miller, J.P. Servant

21

1859

NC

NC

NC

Emma from the 1870 census and Tennessee from the 1880 census were most likely the same person even though there is an age difference. Emma was the daughter of Leroy and Sarah.

From the 1870 Pike County census we find the family of Mitchell Nunnery and wife Elizabeth. William Scalf, son of Jeremiah and Sarah Brinstone Scalf, is living in the home at this time. William's name was again spelled SCAFF on these census records.

William also appears to have been listed twice in this year. He was enumerated once in the home of his mother Sarah Brinstone Scalf and stepfather Leroy Vaughn and once in the home of Mitchell and Elizabeth Nunnery. This is unusual as the census was recorded on the same date. However, we know of no other William Scaff/Scalf in the area and his age is exactly the same in both households.

1870 Pike Co KY                29 July 1870         District #5            Piketon

NUNNERY, Michell

M

40

1830

VA

                     Elizabeth

F

40

1830

KY

                     John W.

M

17

1853

KY

                     Elizabeth I.

F

15

1855

KY

                     Elijah

M

13

1857

KY

                     Andrew

M

11

1859

KY

                     James

M

  6

1864

OH

                     William T. S.

M

  3

1867

KY

                     Hiram

M

  1

1869

KY

SCAFF, William

M

21

1849

KY

Information from Chronicles of the Scalf Family reveals that the Mitchell Nunnery family was living near the Scalf family in Pike County, Kentucky and that Hezekiah had built a house up the valley. The home of Mitchell Nunnery was located above Hezekiah. (See Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter VIII)

NOTE: Since the first posting of this chapter, a death certificate for Cynthia Scalf Burchette was found by Virgil Scalf. On this death certificate, Cynthia’s mother’s maiden name is listed as SARAH BYINGTON. (See death certificate of Cynthia Scalf Burchette listed under her section)

The informant for Cynthia’s death certificate was her daughter, Alice Burchette Layne, wife of Dallas Layne. Although it is possible that Alice did not know her grandmother’s correct maiden name, we must assume she did. The death certificate of William Scalf, son of Jeremiah and Sarah, does not have his mother’s name listed, only his father, Jeremiah. Ballard Scalf was the informant for this record.

Excerpts from the writings of Henry Scalf listed here add more confusion to this discrepancy.

Henry was the author of “The Voices of Old Men,” as well as “Chronicles of the Scalf Family.” An excerpt from The Voices of Old Men is listed here and compared to Henry’s statement from Chronicles of the Scalf Family concerning Sarah Brinstone Scalf:

“LeRoy Vaughan or Roy, as he was called, exhibited the features and temperament of an Indian more than any other Vaughan, unless it was Grandsire Vaughan, his grandfather. From childhood to old age he was tricky, deceitful and full of deviltry. He has been dead three quarters of a century, yet oldsters tell endless tales about him.

He married the widow, Amanda Mills, in 1829, and following her death, married Julia Byington Scalf, widow of Jerry Scalf, on Buffalo Creek, Pike county. He removed to her cabin just a few miles above the Pike county line and lived there during the Civil War and at the time of his death.” (The Voices of Old Men, Chapter V – H.P. Scalf, 1965)

“6. Jeremiah (Jerry) Scalf, born Russell County, Va. Married Sarah Brinstone. Died Pike County, Ky.”(Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chpt. VIII, Henry P. Scalf)

 

“Jeremiah (Jerry) Scalf, son of Brittan and Talitha Couch Scalf, was born in Russell County, Virginia, in 1823 and named for his uncle, Jeremiah Couch. We know nothing of his teen-age life except that when he was about 17 years old, in 1840, he crossed over the Cumberlands to Southeastern Kentucky to be with his uncles, Robert, Jesse and Peter Scalf. At about this time he married Sarah Brinstone, the place not known. It is conceivable that he married in Virginia and moved to Clay County, Kentucky, after his marriage. She was the same age as her husband, according to the 1850 Clay County Census.” (Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chpt. VIII, Henry P. Scalf)

Henry Scalf listed the widow of Jeremiah Scalf as JULIA BYINGTON SCALF in his book, The Voices of Old Men, 1965.

In Chronicles of the Scalf Family, 1972, Henry names the wife of Jeremiah Scalf as SARAH BRINSTONE.

The granddaughter of Jeremiah, Alice Burchett Layne, listed the mother of Cynthia Scalf Burchettt (daughter of Jeremiah) as SARAH BYINGTON on Cynthia’s death certificate.

Therefore, we have different names for the wife/widow of Jeremiah Scalf from two different sources. Henry is related to the family through Jeremiah’s brother, Hezekiah. However, Alice Burchett Layne was a granddaughter and one would think she would have more knowledge of her grandmother.

We are left to determine if the maiden name of Jeremiah’s wife/widow was BRINSTONE or BYINGTON, and if her name given name was SARAH or JULIA, or SARAH JULIA.

Although the death certificate of Cynthia Scalf Burchett is an official record and would take precedence over anything else, we have chosen to leave the name SARAH BRINSTONE as Jeremiah’s wife/widow until further evidence can unravel this mystery.



JAMES BRITTAN SCALF
Son of
Jeremiah Scalf and Sarah Brinstone
James B<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

James Brittan Scalf was the oldest son of Jeremiah Scalf and Sarah Brinstone. James was born 1845 – 1847 according to census records. If this is correct, he could have been born in either Virginia or Kentucky. James stated he was born in Virginia on the 1870 Floyd County, Kentucky census.

James Brittan Scalf married Mary Elizabeth Thompson, probably around 1865 according to the birth of his first child, Jinsey L. Scalf who was born 1866. Jinsey would have been fourteen years old in 1880 but apparently died sometime before the 1880 census for she was not listed in the home on the 1880 census.

James Brittan was not found after 1880 and it assumed that he died 1880 – 1900. His wife, Mary Elizabeth Thompson Scalf was found as head of house in 1900 and listed as a widow. She was not found in 1910 but was found again as head of house in 1920 and still widowed. She was still living in 1930 in the home of her son, John Wesley and his second wife, Emma Music Scalf in Chehalis (Lewis Co) Washington.

Mary Elizabeth Thompson Scalf was listed as “Grandma Scalf” in her obituary. The obituary reads as follows:

“Grandma” Scalf, 88, mother of John Scalf, died Friday at the home of her son. She was buried Sunday at Rainey Valley Cemetery. The date of this obituary was 16 March 1934. (Lewis County Historical Museum)

More information for this family can be found in Chronicles of the Scalf Family.

 

Census records are presented below to confirm these families.


1870 Floyd Co KY              15 August 1870    Prct #7 Prestonsburg

SCAFF, James B. M

24

1846

VA

              Mary E. F

21

1849

KY

              Jinsey L. F

  4

1866

KY

              William W. M

  2

1868

KY


1880 Pike Co KY                11 June 1880        Prct #5   Lower
Johns Creek

SCAFF, James B. Head

35

1845

VA

VA

VA

           Mary Wife

32

1848

WV

WV

WV

           William W. Son

10

1870

KY

VA

WV

           John W. Son

  7

1873

KY

VA

WV

HARVY, Randa Nephew

  5

1875

KY

KY

KY

FARMER, Jane Other

12

1868

KY

KY

KY

After the death of her husband, James Brittan Scalf, Mary Elizabeth Thompson Scalf moved to Lewis County, Washington with her son, John Wesley Scalf and his family where Mary died and was buried at Rainey Cemetery. Mary Elizabeth Thompson Scalf was born 02 Mar 1847 and died 22 Mar 1934. (See Rainey Valley Cemetery Listing)

1900 Floyd Co KY              12 June 1900        Dicks Creek

SCALF, Marry                     Head                    52                1848                  KY              KY                KY         Widow

1910 – Mary not found on this census.

1920 Lewis Co WA             20-21 January 1930            Randle Precinct

SCALF, Mary

Head

70

1850

KY

KY

KY

1930 Lewis Co WA             8-9 April 1930      Randle Precinct

SCALF, John W. Head

 57

1873

KY

KY

KY
            Emma Wife

42

1888

KY

KY

KY
            Lee B. Son

15

1915

WA

WA

KY
            Olie R. Son

14

1916

WA

WA

KY
            Minnie A. Dau

12

1918

WA

KY

KY
            Andrew L  Son

10

1920

WA

KY

KY
            Myrtle M  Dau

9

1921

WA

KY

KY
            Opal V. Dau

8

1922

WA

WA

KY
            Irvin B. Son

7

1923

WA

WA

KY
            Hazel Dau

5

1923

WA

WA

KY
            John W. Jr Son

3 9/12

1926

WA

KY

KY
            Jina  Dau

5/12

1929

WA

WA

KY
SCALF, Mary Mother

83

1847

KY

KY

KY  Widow

 

WILLIAM WAYNE (WILLIE) SCALF
Son of
James Brittain Scalf & Mary Thompson
William W<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

William Wayne Scalf was born February 28, 1870 and died January 3, 1931 in Chehalis (Lewis Co) Washington. William was killed in a car accident. He is buried at Silver Creek Cemetery in Chehalis, Washington. Interestingly, William’s headstone lists his name as William J. Scalf. Chronicles of the Scalf Family lists his name as William Wayne. The headstone listing could be a transcribing error.

William married Martha F. DeRossett, daughter of Thomas Jefferson DeRossett and Nancy Jane Goble in Floyd County, Kentucky. Martha was born 1874 and died 1949. She is also buried at Silver Creek Cemetery.

This family had moved to Lewis County, Washington by 1911. Willie was a “government bounty hunter” and had moved to Washington before the DeRossett family had made the move. His wife, Martha DeRossett wrote such “glowing letters” back home to Kentucky about the good hunting, fishing, etc., that her brother, Ike DeRossett decided to also make the trip to Washington.

Ike married Gracie Porter and this family also traveled to Lewis County, Ike brought his and Martha’s parents Thomas Jefferson DeRossett and Nancy Jane Goble DeRossett along to Lewis County. Thomas DeRossett was born 1840 and died 1918. Nancy Jane Goble DeRossett was born 1843 and died 1919 just one year after her husband’s death. Both are buried at the Silver Creek Cemetery in Lewis County, Washington. 

 

Their son, Isaac Napoleon (Ike) DeRossett was born 1877 and died 1968 in Lewis County, Washington. He married Grace Porter DeRossett born 1886 and died 1979 in Lewis County, Washington. Both are buried at Silver Creek Cemetery. Ike and Gracie were the parents of seven children. Only six lived to adulthood.

 

     1) Raymond was born August 14, 1905 and died September 9, 1993. His wife was Alberta I Gardner. She was born April 25, 1907 (no death date known).

     2) Elkanna (Kaney) was born February 18, 1910 and died June 26, 1992.  He married Elsie Collins. She was born February 28, 1915 and died June 16, 1973.  Elkanna (E.K.) and Elsie are buried at Sliver Creek Cemetery in Lewis County, Washington.

     3) Anna (Eunice) married Ruel Gillmore - three children.

     4) Edna May died as a baby from whooping cough.

     5) Bert ( no dates) Never married.

     6) Hubert Leonard born 1919. Married Irene Smeltzer and had a daughter.

     7) Herbert Jack born 1919. Married Delia McMurray and they had a daughter.

 

 (Names listed above from Lewis County Historical Museum)

The journey to Lewis County took its toll on these families. Several of the families lost children; some died during the trip and some died afterwards. Some births and deaths of these families were found on the Lewis County, Washington website. (See Silver Creek Cemetery Listings)

Another interesting piece of information was found on the Lewis County, Washington website. This article was written by Tami (DeRossett) Moorcroft and inserted here with her permission.

LINK TO A PHOTOGRAPH OF THIS FAMILY (courtesy of Tami DeRossett Moorcraft) 

“My grandparents came from Floyd County, KY in 1911. My granddad Isaac (Ike) Napoleon DeRossett brought my gram Gracie (Porter), their 3 kids Raymond, Anna Eunice, and Elkanna, along with them he brought his parents Thomas Jefferson DeRossett and Nancy Jane (Goble). In Ky they left brothers and sisters - the parents never seeing their other kids again. When I started doing genealogy I started in Floyd county and I found a few distant cousins from the DeRossett side after 3 years I was thinking none of the kids of the brothers and sisters still lived back there. But this last spring I came in contact with my 3rd cousin and he was so generous to send me some pictures to look at that he did not know and low and behold was a picture of my grandparents sent to his grandmother (who was my grandad's sister) taken of them after they moved out here. None of us out here had ever seen the picture and I was totally thrilled to get it. I believe this picture was taken in Vance from the mountains in the distance and knowing where they lived at this time. My gram looks awful I believe this to be right after she lost her 6 month old baby girl to whooping cough she had ivory skin and in this picture she looks so dark. Not a happy time for her she told me that after she lost her baby she thought she was going to lose her mind. What made it really hard for her was she had no family of her own out here as Grandad had his sister Martha DeRossett Scalf and her husband Will and kids and his parents he brought. She said she held Edna (the baby) and wouldnt let any one take her because in the days before she died she would get to coughing and she would stop breathing and turn blue and then all of a sudden she would catch her breathe and come back. But she held her for over 6 hours after she died thinking she would come back. How hard our poor grandparents had it. How sad and how homesick my gram must have been and none of us understanding that they had a life before here. I wish I had paid more attention but it wasnt real to me I just didnt stop and think what she had gone through. Everytime a letter came from back there she would get tears in her eyes and put her apron up over them. She was a wonderful and loving woman I still miss her and her big hugs. Such a change from her generation to mine." (Tami DeRossett Moorcraft).

Children of Willie Scalf and Martha DeRossett:

     1) Everett (Rastus) Scalf born July 22, 1890.
     2) Thomas J. Scalf born December 23, 1891.
     3) Joseph K. Scalf born May 13, 1894.
     4) John Wesley Scalf born November 28, 1897.
     5) Mary Jane Scalf born January 21, 1901, died December 24, 1903.
     6) Bailey Scalf born March 13, 1904.
     7) Rose Melvina Scalf born February 3, 1908.
     8) Cloie Alice born about 1911.
     9) Ida Mae Scalf born about 1915.

Ida Mae could be Ida Mae Ward buried at Silver Creek Cemetery with a date of 1914__

This may be her husband as well. Carl Ward - 1901-1971

William (Willie) Scalf and his family were followed on the census records through 1930. Helen E. and Willis J. Scalf, children of Joseph K. Scalf and Maybelle Bishop Scalf were living in the home of their grandparents, William and Martha DeRossett Scalf in 1930. Their mother Maybelle had died in 1928.

1900 Floyd Co KY              12 June 1900        Dicks Creek

SCALF, William  Head

31

1869

KY

KY

KY
              Martha Wife

28

1872

KY

KY

KY
              Rastus Son

9

1891

KY

KY

KY
              Thomas Son

7

1893

KY

KY

KY
              Joseph Son

6

1894

KY

KY

KY
              John Son

2

1898

KY

KY

KY
Thompson, Margaret Boarder

53

1847

KY

KY

KY


1910 Lewis Co WA             23 April 1910       Verndale Precinct

SCALF, William  Head

40

1870

KY

VA

KY
               Martha Wife

37

1873

KY

KY

KY
               Rastus Son

19

1891

KY

KY

KY
               Thomas Son

17

1893

KY

KY

KY
               Joseph Son

15

1895

KY

KY

KY
               John Son

11

1899

KY

KY

KY
               Baily Son

6

1904

KY

KY

KY
               Melvina Son

3

1907

KY

KY

KY


1920 Lewis Co WA             15 & 16 January 1920        Randle Precinct

SCALF, Willie Head

52

1868

KY

VA

KY
      Martha F. Wife

45

1875

KY

KY

KY
      Rastus E. (Evertt) Son

30

1890

KY

KY

KY
      John W. Son

22

1898

KY

KY

KY
      Bailey M. Son

15

1905

KY

KY

KY
      Melvina R. Dau

11

1909

KY

KY

KY
      Cloie A. Dau

9

1911

KY

KY

KY
      Ida M. Dau

5

1915

WA

KY

KY


1930 Lewis Co WA             4-5 April 1930      Randle Precinct

SCALF, Willie W. Head

61

1869

KY

KY

KY
              Martha F. Wife

55

1875

KY

KY

KY
              John W. Son

31

1899

KY

KY

KY
              Bailey M. Son

26

1904

KY

KY

KY
              Ida M Dau

16

1914

WA

KY

KY
              Helen E. G-dau

8

1922

WA

KY

KY
              Willis J G-dau

5

1925

WA

KY

KY

It should be noted here that there are several graves at Silver Creek Cemetery that have no dates. It cannot be determined which family Ernest Scalf belonged to. Ernest died as an infant.


1940 Lewis CO WA                9 April                        Randle

SCALF, Martha F. Head 66 1874 KY     Widow
          Everett R. Son 49 1891 KY
          Bailey M. Son 36 1904 KY     Divorced
          Phyllis E. G-dau   6 1934 WA

 


EVERETT “RASTUS” SCALF
Son of
William (Willie) Scalf & Martha DeRossett
Everett R<Willie<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Everett E. (aka Rastus) Scalf was born July 22, 1890 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky and died 17 September 1961 in Randel, Washington. Everett never married. Everett is buried at Silver Creek Cemetery in Chehalis (Lewis Co) Washington. (See Silver Creek Cemetery Listings)

Note: Rastus is listed twice in 1910. On April 23, 1910, he is in the home of his parents. Five days later, on April 28th he is listed as a “Hired Hand” in the home of Robert Peters.
His obituary states he was a veteran of World War I.

OBITUARY OF EVERETT E. SCALF DATED SEPT. 21, 1961:

SCALF – Everett E., 71, passed away Sept. 17th at his home in Randle. He was born July 22, 1890 in Prestonsburg, Ky., and had been a resident of Randle for 52 years. Mr. Scalf was a veteran of the U. S. Army in World War I. Surviving the deceased are four brothers, Tom, John, Bailey, all of Randle; Joe, Kosmos; Two sisters, Mrs. Alice Hackney, Randle; Mrs. Ida Mae Ward, Kosmos. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Morton Chapel of the Fissell Funeral Home with Rev. Everette M. Filbert officiating. Burial in Silver Creek Cemetery. (Chehalis Advocate – Courtesy,

Lewis County Historical Museum)


1900 Floyd Co KY              12 June 1900                       Dicks Creek

SCALF, William

Head

31

1869

KY

KY

KY

              Martha

Wife

28

1872

KY

KY

KY

              Rastus

Son

9

1891

KY

KY

KY

              Thomas

Son

7

1893

KY

KY

KY

              Joseph

Son

6

1894

KY

KY

KY

              John

Son

2

1898

KY

KY

KY

Thompson, Margert

Boarder

53

1847

KY

KY

KY


1910 Lewis Co WA             23 April 1910       Verndale Precinct

SCALF, William Head

40

1870

KY

KY

KY
               Martha Wife

37

1873

KY

KY

KY
               Rastus Son

19

1891

KY

KY

KY
               Thomas Son

17

1893

KY

KY

KY
               Joseph Son

15

1895

KY

KY

KY
               John Son

11

1899

KY

KY

KY
               Baily Son

6

1904

KY

KY

KY
               Melvina Dau

3

1907

KY

KY

KY


1910 Lewis Co WA             28 April 1910       Randle Precinct

PETERS, Robert K.

Head

40

1870

KY

VA

KY

                Sarah

Wife

32

1878

OR

IL

IL

                Ralin K.

Son

12

1898

WA

KY

OR

                Herbert

Son

11

1899

WA

KY

OR

                Della E.

Dau

9

1901

WA

KY

OR

                Vivian F.

Dau

6

1904

WA

KY

OR

                Birdie

Dau

3

1907

WA

KY

OR

                Nellie

Dau

4

1906

WA

KY

OR

                Robert

Son

2/12

1910

WA

KY

OR

SCALF, Rass

Hired Man

19

1897

KY

KY

KY

WWI Registration Card

Name: Evertt Scalf
Age: 27
Home Address: Mineral, WA
Born: Prestonsburg, KY
Date of Birth: July 22, 1890                   (Link to original document)
Employer: C.M. & St Paul Railroad
Occupation: R.R. section hand
Place of employment: Mineral, WA
Nearest relative: Sarah Keesee - mother
Nearest relative address: Chehalis, Lewis CO, WA

Height: Short
Build: Slender
Color of eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Brown
Date: June 5, 1917

In 1920, Everett is back home with his parents. He is then found as head of house in 1930.

1920 Lewis Co WA             15 & 16 January 1920        Randle Precinct

SCALF, Willie

Head

52

1868

KY

KY

KY

    Martha F.

Wife

45

1875

KY

KY

KY

    Rastus E. (Evertt)

Son

30

1890

KY

KY

KY

    John W.

Son

22

1898

KY

KY

KY

    Bailey M.

Son

15

1905

KY

KY

KY
    Melvina R. Dau

11

1909

KY

KY

KY
    Cloie A. Dau

9

1911

WA

KY

KY
    Ida M.  Dau

5

1915

WA

KY

KY


1930 Lewis Co WA                            4-5 April 1930      Randle Precinct

SCALF, Evertt Head

39

1891

KY

KY

KY


1940 Lewis CO WA                9 April                        Randle

SCALF, Martha F. Head 66 1874 KY     Widow
          Everett R. Son 49 1891 KY
          Bailey M. Son 36 1904 KY     Divorced
          Phyllis E. G-dau   6 1934 WA

 

We believe Everett Rastus Scalf is the same Everett listed in the Silver Creek Cemetery Listings as Everett E. Scalf born 22 July 1890 and died 17 September 1961. He was a Veteran of WWI. The transcribed copy lists Everett E., which we believe was a transcribing error and the E should have been an R. Henry P. Scalf states that Everett never married.

WWII Registration Card:

Name: Evertt E. Rastus Scalf
Address: Randle, Lewis County, Washington
Age: 52
Date of birth: July 22, 1890               (Link to document)
Place of birth: Floyd County, Kentucky
Person who will know your address: Martha Scalf
 
 

THOMAS JAMES SCALF
Son of
William (Willie) Scalf & Martha DeRossett
Thomas J<Willie<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Thomas J. Scalf was born December 23, 1891 in Kentucky and died 12 June 1967 at Tacoma (Lewis County, Washington (Silver Creek Cemetery and SS Death Index).

Joseph married Grace Short. This family is listed on the 1920 and 1930 census records. Grace was not found in the cemetery listings. (See Silver Creek Cemetery Listings)

OBITUARY FOR THOMAS JAMES SCALF DATED JUNE 12, 1967:

 

RANDLE – Thomas James Scalf, 75, died Monday in a Tacoma hospital. He had been a resident of Randle for the past 57 years.

 

Mr. Scalf was born Dec. 23, 1891, in Prestonsburg, Ky.  He was a veteran of World War I and for many years was employed by the U. S. Forest Service.

 

Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Audry Dillen, San Francisco; four sons, Floyd, Seattle; Howard, Taft, Calif.; Myrl, Klamath Falls, Ore., and Wilfred Scalf, Ukiah, Calif. ; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Hackney, Randle, and Mrs. Ida Mae Ward, Glenoma; three brothers, Joe, John and Bailey Scalf, all of Randle, and eight grandchildren.

 

Funeral services are 3 p.m. Friday at the Fissell-Brown Mortuary in Morton, with the Rev. Peter Allen officiating. Interment will follow in the Silver Creek Cemetery. (Courtesy of Lewis County Historical Museum)

 
1920 Lewis Co WA             5 January 1920    Lindberg Precinct

SCALF, Thomas J. Head

29

1891

KY

KY

KY
              Grace E. Wife

20

1900

WV

KY

WV
              Floyd D. Son

1 8/12

1918

WA

KY

WV
              John W. Brother

21

1899

KY

KY

KY


1930 Lewis Co WA             25 & 26 April 1930             Big Bottom Precinct

SCALF, Thomas J. Head

38

1892

KY

KY

KY
              Grace E. Wife

30

1900

WV

KY

WV
              Floyd J.  Son

11

1919

WA

KY

WV
              Howard W.  Son

10

1920

WA

KY

WV
              Muriel D. Son

7

1923

WA

KY

WV
              Audrey M. Dau

5

1925

WA

KY

WV
              Wilfred J. Son

4

1926

WA

KY

WV


1940 Lewis CO WA                    3 May 1940                  Big Bottom Precinct

SCALF, Thomas J. Head 48 1892 KY       Widower

By 1940, Thomas and Grace were divorced and Grace has remarried to Delos Spaulding. Thomas is listed as a widower which is incorrect but happens many times during this period due to the social stigma attached to a person who is divorced.

1940 Lewis CO WA                            5 April 1940                    Morton               

SPAULDING, Delos Head 60 1889 NY
           Helen G. Wife 41 1899 WV
SCALF, Howard Step son 20 1920 WA
             Myrtle Step son 17 1923 WA
             Audrey M. Step dau 16 1924 WA
             Wilford Step son 13 1927 WA


WWII Registration Card:

Name: Thomas James Scalf
Address: Randle, Lewis County, Washington
Age: 50
Date of birth: December 23, 1891               (Link to document)
Place of birth: Floyd County, Kentucky
Person who will know your address: Martha Scalf, Randle, Washington
Employer's name and address: Bob Harrington, Packwood, Washington
Place of employment: Bob Harrington Logger, Packwood, Washington


FLOYD J. SCALF
Son of
Thomas Scalf & Helen Grace
Floyd<Thomas J<Willie<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

1940 Lewis Co WA             May 1940             Big Bottom Precinct

SCALF, Floyd J. Head 22 1918 WA
         June A. Wife 17 1923 MT

 

MYRL DON SCALF
Son of
Thomas Scalf & Helen Grace
Mtrl<Thomas J<Willie<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Myrl was born April 25, 1922 and died February 12, 2006. Myrl  served in the military during WWII. He enlisted in the Navy at Seattle, WA on November 4, 1941 and was serving on the U. S. S. Pelias as an AS when the quarter ended on December 31, 1941. On March 28, 1943, S2C Myrl Don Scalf is located again as a member of the crew of the U. S. S. Pelias.

Myrl is buried at the Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Medford, OR.

OBITUARY

A gathering of remembrance for Myrl Scalf, 83, of Medford who died February 12, will be held on Thursday, February 16th from 2-4:00 p.m. at the Conger-Morris Chapel in Medford.

Myrl Scalf, 83, was born in 1922 in Morton, Washington to Helen Grace and Thomas James Scalf. He lived with his family of one sister, Audrey Dillon, and three brothers, Howard, Wilford, and Floyd. Myrl graduated from high school in Morton, WA in 1941 and joined the Navy soon after. He served on a submarine, the U.S.S. Gar 206 during WWII. After the war he attended Barber College in Spokane. He lived in Morton, WA with his first wife and son, Ronald. Sadly, Ronald (Rocky) preceded him in death in 1992.

In 1971, he married Geraldine Raty and they had a daughter, Dawnelle, the star of his existence. To support his family, Myrl worked for many years as an independent contractor installing and selling mobile homes around the Medford and Ashland areas. For the past 20 years, Myrl was the loving companion to Bea Parker of Medford, who survives him. In 2005, Dawnelle and her husband, Jeremy Wynia blessed him with a grandson, Cade, whom he adored.

Myrl was a kind and gentle man who took care of his family and lived his life with dignity and honor. He will be missed.

 

JOSEPH KENDELL SCALF
Son of
William (Willie) Scalf & Martha DeRossett
Joseph K<Willie<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Joseph Kendell Scalf was born May 13, 1894 and died November 9, 1967. He is buried at Silver Creek Cemetery. Joseph served in World War I.

Chronicles of the Scalf Family states that Joseph married Mary Belle Bishop. However, the name listed on her headstone is Maybelle according to the transcribed cemetery listings. An article on the Lewis County, Washington website also confirms that her name was “Maybelle.” She was born 1898 and died 1928. Maybelle is buried beside of Henry Bishop. Relationship, if any, is unknown.

The death date given for Maybelle (Mary Belle) in Chronicles of the Scalf Family by Henry Scalf does not match the death date listed on the headstone of Maybelle Scalf. She was born December 4, 1898 and died June 2, 1927 according to Chronicles of the Scalf Family but her headstone states she died 1928. We believe this is the same person because the birth dates do match.

Two of Joseph and Maybelle’s children were living in the home of their grandparents, William and Martha DeRossett Scalf in 1930. They appear to be the youngest children of Joseph Kennel Scalf and Maybelle Bishop Scalf.

One daughter of Joseph and Maybelle (Geneva) was living in the home of Joseph’s sister Cleo Alice Scalf Hackney in 1930. The other daughter, Lola, was living in the home of Rose Melvina Scalf Morris, another sister of Joseph. The article at the Lewis County website states that Joseph’s wife Maybelle died of pneumonia.

Maybelle Bishop Scalf was the daughter of David Crockett Bishop (French), a Baptist Minister and Effie Sampson

Children of Joseph Kennel Scalf and Maybelle (Mary Belle) Bishop:

    
1) Lola Belle. Scalf born 1918 in Lewis County, Washington died 1933 in Lewis Co. Washington. Lola drowned in the Cispus River at the age of 15.
     2) Geneva Scalf born 1920 in Lewis County, Washington.
     3) Helen E. Scalf born 1922 in Lewis County, Washington.
     4) Willis J. Scalf born 1925 in Lewis County, Washington.

An excerpt from “Before It’s Gone, Old-Timers Tales” by LaVonne M. Sparkman is listed here concerning the family of

William (Sam) Scalf. This story is listed on page 198 under the title “Looneys Meet Morris and Scalf”

 

“Sam was called “Willis” by his dad’s side of the family and was nick-named “Two Gun Sam” by his grandfather Bill Scalf.”

 

Bill Scalf was William Wayne “Willie” Scalf who married Martha DeRossett.

 

Another excerpt from the same page:

 

”The family lived by the Cispus River near Tower Rock. Sam had three sisters; Lola Belle Scalf, 1926-1936, drowned in the Cispus River; Geneva, b. Feb. 22, 1920 married Bid Hackney and had two children, Debbie and Billy; and Helen b. Feb 27, 1922 and married Harry Lindberg and had Joe, Karen and Lola.” (Courtesy of Lewis County Historical Museum)

 

We are uncertain exactly which birth and death date is correct for Lola; however, according to the cemetery and census records, 1918-1933 is accurate.

WWI Registration Card

Name: Joseph Kennel Scalf
Age: 23
Home Address: Randle, WA
Date of Birth: May 13, 1894
Name of employer: Self                                     (Link to original document)
Occupation: Farmer
Place of employment: Randle, WA
Height: Short
Build: Medium
Color of eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Brown
Date: June 5, 1917
 

1920 Lewis Co WA             15 & 16 January 1920        Randle Precinct

SCALF, Joseph K Head

25

1895

KY

KY

KY

              Belle M. Wife

20

1900

WA

KY

US

              Lola B. Dau.

1 7/12

1918

WA

KY

WA


1930 Lewis Co WA             7 & 8 April 1930                 Randle Precinct

SCALF, Joe

Head

34

1896

KY

KY

KY               Widower


1940 Lewis CO WA                        20 April 1940                        Tilton Precinct

SCALF, Joe Head 36 1904 KY
        Norma Wife 35 1905 MO
        Willis  Son 15 1925 WA
        Helen   Dau 18 1922 WA


WWII Registration Card:

Name: Joseph Kendell Scalf
Address: Kosmos, Lewis County, Washington
Age: 48
Date of birth: May 13, 1894               (Link to document)
Place of birth: Floyd County, Kentucky
Person who will know your address: Mrs. Martha Scalf, Randle, Washington
Employer's name and address: Jack Southerland, Kosmos, Lewis County, Washington
 

OBITUARY OF JOSEPH K. SCALF DATED 11 NOVEMBER 1967:

 

RANDLE – Joseph K. Scalf, 73, Randle, died Friday in a Tacoma hospital. He had lived in Lewis County for the past 59 years, and was a resident of the Randle – Kosmos area for the past 23 years. He was born May 13, 1894, in Kentucky. He was a retired logger, a member of the Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union of Morton and served in the U. S. Army in World War I.

 

Survivors include his widow, Mona, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Geneva Hackney, Morton, and Mrs. Helen Lingburg, Eatonville; a son, Willis Sam, Randle; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Mae Ward and Mrs. Alice Hackney, Glenoma; two brothers, John and Bailey,

Randle; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

Funeral services are Tuesday, 1 p.m. at the Fissell – Brown Mortuary chapel, Morton. Burial will follow at the Silver Creek Cemetery in Randle.  (Centralia Daily Chronicle Obit – Courtesy of Lewis County Historical Museum)   

 

An article was found on the Lewis County, Washington website concerning the family of Joseph (Joe) Kennel Scalf. This article is listed under Sam and Frances Scalf.

A link to this article is provided here.

http://files.usgwarchives.org/wa/lewis/history/lch-pt9.txt

Another article is also connected to the same family and is listed under the Looney Family. It can be found at this URL address.

http://files.usgwarchives.org/wa/lewis/history/lch-pt6.txt

After the death of Maybelle, Joseph remarried to Mona A. Rhoades. Mona was born December 31, 1895 in Missouri and had lived in Eastern Lewis County for approximately 50 years at the time of her death in 1972.

 

OBIT OF MONA A. RHOADES SCALF DATED 13 JUNE 1972:

 

RANDLE – Mona A. Scalf, 76, a resident of Randle for the past seven years, died Tuesday at home. She was born Dec. 31, 1895 in Missouri and had lived in Eastern Lewis County about 50 years. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in Morton.

 

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Helen Lindberg, Eatonville, and Mrs. Geneva Hackney, Tacoma; one son, Willis Scalf, Randle; three sisters, Mrs. J. G. (Bess) Powers, Tyler, Tex.; Mrs. John (Aileen) Stehm, Duenweg, Mo., and Mr. Walter (Vera) Stehm, Joplin, Mo.; a brother, Robert C. Rhoades, Mossyrock; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  Services are pending at Brown Mortuary Service Chehalis.

 

NOTE: On June 15, 1972, arrangements were announced for Mona A. Scalf. Her name was spelled Monda in the heading of this obit.

 

MONDA A. SCALF

 

RANDLE – Services for Mona A. Scalf, 76, Randle, who died Tuesday at her home, will be Saturday, 1 p.m. at the Morton chapel of the Brown Mortuary Service with the Rev. Donald Gayman officiating. Burial will follow at the Sliver Creek Cemetery.  (Courtesy of Lewis County Historical Museum)

Helen, Geneva and Willis were listed as the children of Mona; however, these children were the children of Joseph K. Scalf and Maybelle Bishop Scalf.
 


LOLA SCALF
Daughter of
Joseph K. Scalf & Mary Belle Bishop
Lola<Joseph K<Willie<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Lola Belle Scalf was born about 1918 in Lewis County, Washington and died 1933 at the age of 15. Lola drowned in the Cispus River at Chehalis, Washington in 1933 at the age of 15. Chronicles of the Scalf Family states she died in 1932 but her headstone states 1933. She is buried at Silver Creek Cemetery. Chronicles of the Scalf Family states that Lola drowned in the “Cyprus” River; however, the article listed on the Lewis County website states “Cispus” River. This spelling is listed consistently in the article and does not appear to be a spelling error.

Lola’s mother passed away in 1928 and Lola was living with her aunt and uncle, Herbert Morris and Melvina Scalf Morris in 1930. Lola Belle died three years after this census was enumerated.

1930 Lewis Co WA             15-16 April 1930                 Verndale Precinct

Morris, Herbert Head

27

1903

KY

KY

KY
            Melvina Wife

22

1908

KY

KY

KY
            Winfred  Son

5

1925

WA

KY

KY
            Gene Son

1 7/12

1928

WA

KY

KY
SCALF, Lola Niece

11

1919

WA

KY

KY

 

GENEVA SCALF
Daughter of
Joseph K. Scalf & Mary Belle Bishop
Geneva<Joseph K<Willie<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Geneva Scalf, daughter of Joseph Scalf and Maybelle Bishop Scalf was born about February 22, 1920 and married Bid Hackney. (Before It’s Gone Old-Timers Tales, page 198, Courtesy of Lewis County Historical Museum)

Geneva was living with her aunt and uncle Charles Hackney and Cleo Alice Scalf Hackney in 1930. Alice was a sister to Geneva’s father, Joseph.

Children of Bid Hackney and Geneva Scalf Hackney:

1) Debbie Hackney.

2) Billy Hackney.

1930 Lewis Co WA             23 & 24 April 1930             Big Bottom Precinct

HACKNEY, Charles H. Head

22

1908

VA

KY

WV
                      Alice Wife

19

1911

WA

KY

KY
                      Dale A.  Son

11/12

1929

WA

VA

WA
SCALF, Geneva Niece

10

1920

WA

KY

WA


 

HELEN E. SCALF

Daughter of

Joseph Kennel Scalf and Maybelle Bishop

Helen<Joseph K<Willie<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

 

Helen Scalf was born February 27, 1922. She married Harry Lindberg. (Before It’s Gone Old-Timers Tales, page 198, Lewis County Historical Museum)

 

1940 Lewis CO WA                            25 April 1940                            Verndale
 

MORRIS, Herbert Head 37 1903 KY
          Melvina R. Wife 32 1908 KY
          Winford C.              Son 15 1925 WA
           Gene  Son 11 1929 WA
           Lois N. Dau   5 1935 WA
           Beverly A. Dau   2 1938 WA
SCALF, Helen E. Niece 18 1922 WA

 

Children of Helen and Harry:

 

1) Joe Lindberg.

2) Karen Lindberg.

3) Lola Lindberg.

 

 

 

WILLIAM J. (SAM) SCALF

Son of

Joseph Kennel Scalf and Maybelle Bishop

William J<Joseph K<Willie<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

 

William “Sam” Scalf was born September 29, 1924 and died December 11, 1994.  William was also called “Willis” by his father’s family according to the article written by LaVonne M. Sparkman.

 

William (Sam) married Frances Looney. A marriage date was not listed in the article but Sam and Frances were the parents of three children.

 

The article states that Sam retired in 1981 after being in a truck accident. A car accident had left his wife Frances disabled in 1974.

 

According to the article listed in the above stated manuscript, Joseph Kennel Scalf did remarry after the death of his wife Maybelle. His second wife was Mona but no maiden name was provided.

 

Children of William (Sam) Scalf and Frances Looney:

 

1) Dennis Michael Scalf – married Joni Sasich.

2) Tina Marcia Scalf – married Danny J. Hall – six children.

3) Duane Matthew Scalf – married 1) Connie (Korrie Anne) Hatch – one son.  2) Dacia Davenport.

 

OBITUARY OF WILLIAM J. “SAM” SCALF DATED DECEMBER 11, 1994:

 

RANDLE – A lifetime resident of the Randle area, William J. “Sam” Scalf, 70, died Sunday, Dec. 11, at Morton General Hospital.

 

Born Sept. 29, 1924, at Ferndale, he moved to the Randle area at the age of 4.

 

During World War II, he served in the U. S. Navy and was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.

 

He owned and operated logging trucks, and loved to bowl. His memberships included the Teamsters Union, Friends of the Cowlitz, and the Packwood and Morton Veterans of Foreign Wars. He had attended the Randle Church of the Nazarene.

 

Possessing a keen sense of humor, his interests were in helping others.

 

On Sept. 24, 1948, in Mossyrock, he married Frances E. Looney. She survives him at the family home. Also surviving are a daughter, Tina Hall of Ellensburg; two sons, Dennis of Belfair and Duane of Packwood; two sisters, Helen Gates of Eatonville and Geneva Hackney of Centralia; seven grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a step-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Memorials may be donations to the White Pass High School Scholarship Fund.

 

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Brown Mortuary Service in Chehalis. (Courtesy of Lewis County Historical Museum) 

 

 

JOHN WESLEY "SNUFFY" SCALF
Son of
William (Willie) Scalf and Martha DeRossett
John W<Willie<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

John Wesley Scalf, son of William Wayne “Willie” Scalf and Martha DeRossett was probably named for his uncle, John Wesley “Cooge” Scalf. John was born November 28, 1897 and died 22 February 1983 at Olympia (Lewis Co) Washington (Silver Creek Cemetery and SS Death Index)

John is buried at Silver Creek Cemetery. The nickname “Snuffy” is listed on his headstone. (See Silver Creek Cemetery Listings)

John married Lucille Valma Hackney, believed to have been the sister of Charles Hackney who married Alice Celo Scalf, the sister of John Wesley Scalf. (Link to marriage document)

What is known of this John Wesley Scalf was learned from the obituaries of John and Lucille and the 1940 census.



1940 Lewis CO WA                    May 1940                            
  Big Bottom Precinct
 

SCALF, John W. Head 42 1898 KY
         Lucille V. Wife 26 1914 WA
         Barbara E. Dau   7 1933 WA
         Ernest P. Son   5 1935 WA
         Betty A.  Dau   2 1937 WA

 


Children of John Wesley “Snuffy” Scalf and Lucille Hackney Scalf:

    
1) Floyd J. Scalf
     2)
 Barbara Scalf – married John Zigler.

     3) Betty May Scalf – married ___Courtney.
     4)
 Ernest Scalf born April 13, 1935 and died April 25, 1990.

WWI Registration Card

Name: John Wesley Scalf
Age: 21
Home Address: Vance, Lewis CO, WA
Date of Birth: November 28, 1897
Name of employer: Mineral Lake Lumber CO          (Link to original document)
Occupation: Lumber
Place of employment: Mineral, Lewis CO, WA
Name of closest relative: Martha F. Scalf, Vance, Lewis CO, WA
Height: Short
Build: Slender
Color of eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Brown
Date: September 12, 1918

OBITUARY OF JOHN WESLEY “SNUFFY” SCALF DATED FEB. 22, 1983:

 

RANDLE – John “Snuffy” Scalf, 85, a resident of Randle for the past 73 years, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, in St. Peter Hospital, Olympia.

 

He was born in Pike County, Ky., on Nov. 28, 1897. Scalf had been employed as a mill worker for Packwood Lumber Co., and belonged to the Lumbar and Sawmill Workers Union of Morton.

 

Survivors include his wife, Lucille, at home; two daughters, Mrs. John (Barbara) Zigler of Packwood, and Betty May of Courtney, British Columbia; a son, Ernest Scalf at home; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Alice) Hackney of Randle, and Ida Mae Pierce of Glenoma; eight grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 

A service will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Morton Chapel of the Brown Mortuary Service. Interment will follow at Silver Creek Cemetery, Randle. (Daily Chronicle – Courtesy of Lewis County Historical Museum)

 

OBITUARY OF LUCILLE V. SCALF DATED APRIL 18, 1989:

 

RANDLE - Lucille V. Scalf, 76, a life-long resident of Randle, died Tuesday, April 18 in Morton General Hospital.

 

She was born March 27, 1913 in Randle, and was a member of the Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley Scalf, in 1962.

 

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Zigler of Packwood and Betty Workman of Labrador Bay, Alaska; a son, Ernest Scalf of Randle; two sisters, Emma Kauer of Packwood and Lily Woodward of Raymond; three brothers, Johnny Hackney of Toledo,

Wilbur Hackney of Onalaska and Charlie Hackney of Randle; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

 

Remembrances may be donations to Morton Providence Senior Assistance Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Brown Mortuary Service. (Courtesy, Lewis County Historical Museum)

 

From the two obituaries listed above, we find that John Wesley “Snuffy” Scalf married Lucille Hackney.

 

We believe that Charles Hackney, husband of Alice Scalf, daughter of Willie Scalf and Martha DeRossett and Lucille Hackney Scalf were brother and sister. John Wesley “Cooge” Scalf was the father of Lucille’s husband, John Wesley Jr., which would make Alice and John Wesley, Jr. first cousins.

 

OBITUARY OF ERNEST M. SCALF DATED APRIL 25, 1990:

 

RANDLE – Ernest M. Scalf, 55, a life-time resident of Randle, died Wednesday, April 25, in Morton General Hospital. He was born April 13, 1935, in Packwood, and was a construction worker on roads and dams. Surviving are a daughter, Dana Scott of Rainier; two sisters, Barbara Zigler of Packwood and Betty Ann Workman, residing in Alaska; and two grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brown Mortuary Service. (Lewis County Historical Museum)

 

Ernest had a son named Marty Joe. Marty Joe died at the age of 11. He is buried at Silver Creek Cemetery.

 

OBIT OF MARTY JOE SCALF DATED 25 JULY 1968:

 

RANDLE – Marty Joe Scalf, 11, Randle, died in a Selah hospital from natural causes Thursday. He was born Dec. 2, 1956 in Morton. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Scalf, Randle; a sister, Dana, at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Scalf, and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Reed, all Randle, and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Gertrude White, Puyallup. Graveside services will be Tuesday, 2 p.m., at the Silver Creek Cemetery. Arrangements are under direction of the Fissell-Brown Mortuary.

(Daily Chronicle – Courtesy of Lewis County Historical Museum)

 

MARY JANE SCALF
Daughter of
William (Willie) Scalf and Martha DeRossett
Mary J<Willie<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Mary Jane Scalf was born January 21, 1901, died December 24, 1903 at the age of two.

 

BAILEY M. SCALF
Son of
William Scalf (Willie) and Martha DeRossett
Bailey M<Willie<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Bailey Scalf was born March 13, 1904 and died 15 February 1926 at the age of 71 years old at Centralia, Washington. (Chronicles of the Scalf Family and Washington Death Index) Bailey is also buried at Silver Creek Cemetery although he may not have a headstone.  

 

1940 Lewis CO WA                9 April                        Randle

SCALF, Martha F. Head 66 1874 KY     Widow
          Everett R. Son 49 1891 KY
          Bailey M. Son 36 1904 KY     Divorced
          Phyllis E. G-dau   6 1934 WA

 

ROSE MELVINA SCALF
Daughter of
William (Willie) Scalf & Martha DeRossett
Rose M<Willie<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Rose Melvina Scalf was born Feb. 3, 1908 and died Dec. 7, 1944. (Chronicles of the Scalf Family and Silver Creek Cemetery) Melvina married Herbert Morris, son of Jack and Melinda Mills Morris. Melvina’s headstone lists her as Rose Melvina Morris.

Herbert Morris is also buried at Silver Creek. He was born 1903 and died 1978. For further information on this family see Chronicles of the Scalf Family by Henry P. Scalf

1930 Lewis Co WA             15-16 April 1930                 Verndale Precinct

MORRIS, Herbert  Head

27

1903

KY

KY

KY

 

            Melvina Wife

22

1908

KY

KY

KY

 

            Winfred Son

5

1925

WA

KY

KY

 

            Gene Son

1 7/12

1928

WA

KY

KY

 

SCALF, Lola Niece

11

1919

WA

KY

KY

 


1940 Lewis CO WA             25 April 1940                 Verndale 

MORRIS, Herbert Head 37 1903 KY
          Melvina R. Wife 32 1908 KY
          Winford C.              Son 15 1925 WA
           Gene  Son 11 1929 WA
           Lois N. Dau   5 1935 WA
           Beverly A. Dau   2 1938 WA
SCALF, Helen E. Niece 18 1922 WA

A link is provided here for further information on the family of Herbert and Rose Melvina Scalf Morris. The article is listed under Winfred Morris. Winfred was a son of Herbert and Melvina Scalf Morris. http://files.usgwarchives.org/wa/lewis/history/lch-pt7.txt

 

ALICE CLEO SCALF
Daughter of
William (Willie) Scalf & Martha DeRossett
Alice C<Willie<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Alice Cleo Scalf was born about 1910 and died 1988. Alice married Charles H. Hackney born 1907 and died 1990. Both Alice and Charles are buried at Silver Creek Cemetery in Lewis County, Washington. (See Silver Creek Cemetery Listings)

1930 Lewis Co WA             23 & 24 April 1930             Big Bottom Precinct

HACKNEY, Charles H.

Head

22

1908

VA

KY

WV

                     Alice

Wife

19

1911

WA

KY

KY

                     Dale A.

Son

11/12

1929

WA

VA

WA

SCALF, Geneva

Niece

10

1920

WA

KY

WA

 

IDA MAE SCALF
Daughter of
William (Willie) Scalf and Martha DeRossett
Ida M<Willie<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Ida Mae Scalf was born 1914. We believe that Ida married Carl Ward born 1901 and died 1971. Ida and Carl are both buried at Silver Creek Cemetery in Lewis County, Washington. We do not have names for their children, if any, at this time. (See Silver Creek Cemetery Listings)

 

JOHN WESLEY “COOGE” SCALF
Son of
James Brittan Scalf and Mary Elizabeth Thompson
John Wesley<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

John Wesley Scalf was born March 22, 1872 in Floyd County, Kentucky and died October 4, 1962 in Lewis County, Washington. John Wesley married first Martha Viola Clark born March 20, 1873, daughter of Addison and Sarah Adams Clark of Floyd County, Kentucky. John and Martha were married 25 June 1894 in Pike County, Kentucky. (Pike County Marriages).

Martha Clark Scalf died in Lewis County, Washington October 28, 1912. Martha died in childbirth to a daughter Nora V Scalf. Nora was born 1912 according to the 1920 census. Henry Scalf states there were nine children from this marriage; however the census records show only seven due to the fact that two daughters were born 1901 – 1905 and died before the enumeration of the 1910 census.

In 1900 the family was found in Floyd County, Kentucky living at Dicks Creek. The oldest son was Rolan. We believe the correct spelling might have been Roland. The next children were William and General. Note that in Lewis County, Washington in 1910, Roland and William are missing.

From the writings of Henry Scalf in Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Henry lists a letter written from Mrs. Mae Scalf Kirkpatrick, of Chehalis, Washington who states she was the daughter of John Wesley Scalf.

In her letter, Mrs. Kirkpatrick stated that the two oldest sons, Rolan and Brian and the two oldest daughters, Elizabeth and Nellie, had contracted measles on the train on their way to Lewis County, Washington. Mrs. Kirkpatrick states that all of the children contracted the measles but the two older sons and two older daughters had died. Note on the 1900 census of Floyd County, Kentucky that Rolan is the oldest son and William is the next oldest son. William was probably the son named Brian Mrs. Kirkpatrick was speaking of.

There is a span of five years between the births of General and George Quilven Scalf. This is probably when Elizabeth and Nellie were born. They would probably have been born around 1902 – 1905 and died around the ages of 5 – 8 years old. This would bring the total number of children to nine including Nora V. who was born last in 1912 in Lewis County, Washington.

Mrs. Kirkpatrick states the following. “She died at childbirth.” Martha Viola Clark Scalf had died in childbirth to her daughter, Nora.  Mrs. Kirkpatrick also stated that the five of them were living near her father at the time Mrs. Kirkpatrick wrote the letter. The remaining children would have been the five children who lived. Nora would have been included in these children.

Mrs. Mae Kirkpatrick was Sarah M. Scalf listed on the 1910 and 1920 censuses of Lewis County, Washington.

Also note on the census records that Vatie (Vadie) is listed as a daughter. An excerpt from Henry Scalf’s writings in a letter sent from Mrs. Kirkpatrick states: “Vatie is a grandfather, too.” From this statement we know that Vatie was a male but the census records mistakenly lists him as a female.

Mrs. Kirkpatrick stated that her father, John Wesley, then remarried to Emma Music, daughter of Marion and Caroline Crider Music. This family is found on the 1920 and 1930 census records of Lewis County, Washington. There were eleven children from this marriage but census records only show ten children.

According to the writings of Henry P. Scalf, John Wesley was known in Kentucky as “Cooge.” John Wesley is buried at Rainey Valley Cemetery with several family members. It is unknown where Martha Viola Clark Scalf was buried. She is not listed in the cemetery listings of Rainey Valley but may be buried there without a headstone.

Scalf, John W.       22 Mar 1873 - 04 Oct 1962 (Rainey Valley Cemetery)

John and Martha were found on the 1900 and 1910 censuses.


1900 Floyd Co KY              12 June 1900                       Dicks Creek

SCALF, J. (John) W.

28

1872

KY

KY

KY
              Martha

26

1874

KY

KY

KY
              Rolan

5

1895

KY

KY

KY
             William

3

1897

KY

KY

KY
             General

2

1898

KY

KY

KY


1910 Lewis Co WA             3 April 1910                        Verndale Precinct

SCALF, John W. Head

37

1873

KY

VA

KY
              Martha Wife

35

1875

WV

KY

WV
              General L. Son

10

1900

WA

KY

WV
              George Son

3

1907

WA

KY

WV
              May Dau

4

1906

WA

KY

WV
              Vadie Dau

3/12

1910

WA

KY

WV

 

GENERAL LAFAYETTE (LEE) SCALF
Son of
John Wesley Scalf & Martha Viola Clark
General Lee<John Wesley<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

General Lee Scalf was the oldest living son of John Wesley Scalf and Martha Viola Clark. He was born February 22, 1899 and died 11 April 1985 at Port Townsend at the age of 86 (Death Record: 010969). He married Lucinda Taylor May 11, 1929. Lucinda was born June 6, 1895 in Floyd County, Kentucky. Lucinda died 09 Oct 1975 at Port Townsend at the age of 80 (Death Record: 022792).

 

Lucinda was married prior to her marriage to General. The son of Lucinda and her first husband is in the home in 1930 and reveals that Lucinda was married to a Hoyt prior to her marriage to General. Henry Scalf states that General and Lucinda were the parents of a son, Robert Scalf born Jan. 22, 1932.

 

This family was found on the 1930 census; however, no children are listed. General and Lucinda were the parents of one son, Robert.

 

OBITUARY FOR GENERAL LEE SCALF DATED APRIL 11, 1985:

 

“PORT TOWNSEND – General Lee Scalf, 86, a former Eastern Lewis County resident, died Thursday, April 11, in Port Townsend.

 

Born Feb. 22, 1899, in Ivel, Ky., Scalf ran bolts down the Cispus River and worked in the Mineral Shingle Mill. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and was later employed by the U. S. Forest Service. During World War II, Scalf went to work for the government and remained there until his retirement. His wife, Lucinda, preceded him in death Oct. 9, 1875.

 

Survivors include a son, Robert Scalf of Port Townsend; a step-son Ernie Hoyt of Pasco; three brothers, George Scalf of Oroville, Calif., Lee Scalf of Longview, and John Scalf of Randle; six sisters, Mae Kirkpatrick of Elbe, Sally Romensko of Glenoma, Myrtle Hunt and Janice Shmitt, both of Morton, and Hazel and Dolly Mullins, both of Randle; a grandson; and two great-grandsons.

 

A service was held Monday April 15, in Port Townsend.”  (Lewis County Historical Museum)

WWI Registration Card

Name: General Lafayette Scalf
Age: 19
Home Address: Mineral, Lewis CO, WA
Date of Birth: February 22, 1899
Name of employer: North Coast Timber CO          (Link to original document)
Occupation: Logger
Place of employment: Mineral, Lewis CO, WA
Name of closest relative: John Wesley Scalf, Vance, WA
Height: Tall
Build: Slender
Color of eyes: Brown
Color of Hair: Dark
Date: September 12, 1918

1930 Lewis Co WA             1 April 1930         Mineral Precinct

SCALF, General Head

31

1899

KY

KY

KY
               Lucinda Wife

34

1896

KY

KY

?
HOYT, Earnest E. Step son

7

1923

MN

MO

KY


1940 Clallam CO WA                        11 April 1940                        Port Angeles

SCALF, G. L. Head 41 1899 KY
         Lucinda Wife 44 1896 KY
         Robert Elvin Son   8 1932 WA

 

GEORGE QUILVEN SCALF
Son of
John Wesley Scalf and Martha Viola Clark
George Quilven<John Wesley<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr>Lewis Scalf

George Quilven Scalf was born February 21, 1907 in Kentucky. George married Ethel Tiller. She was born May 21, 1919. Ethel was the daughter of Ivan K. Tiller and Alice Jackson. George’s family has not been found on the census records. A list of his children can be found in Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter VIII.

1940 Lewis CO WA                        23 April 1940                        Temple Precinct

SCALF, George Q. Head 33 1907 KY
           Ethel Wife 20 1920 WA
COGAR, Walter             Hired hand 50 1890 WV

 

SARAH MAE (May) SCALF
Daughter of
John Wesley Scalf and Martha Viola Clark
Sarah Mae<John Wesley<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Sarah Mae Scalf was born about 1906 in Kentucky. She married Russell L. Kirkpatrick March 5, 1923 in Lewis County, Washington. Russell was born July 19, 1899 the son of Robert H. Kirkpatrick and Amanda S. Harp.

Earl George Kirkpatrick, son of Russell and Sarah was born Dec. 8, 1923 and died in an airplane crash, January 4, 1953. Earl was the only child of Russell and May Scalf Kirkpatrick. Earl married Virginia Jennings in 1923. Two known children were born to Earl and Virginia. (May Kirkpatrick-Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter VIII)


Children of Earl Kirkpatrick and Virginia Jennings:

     1) Anita Louise Kirkpatrick.
     2) Daniel Dewey Kirkpatrick married Judy Miller.


1930 Pierce Co WA                           4 April 1930                        Ashford Precinct

KIRKPATRICK, Russell Head

30

1900

OR

AR

AR

                   MAY S. Wife

25

1905

KY

KY

KY

                 Earl G. Son

6

1924

WA

OR

KY

 

VATIE (VADIE) SCALF
Son of
John Wesley Scalf and Martha Viola Clark
Vadie<John Wesley<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Vatie (Vadie) was born about 1910 in Kentucky. Vatie was born about three weeks before the family made the move to Lewis County, Washington. No further information is known of Vadie other than what was written by Mrs. May Kirkpatrick to Henry P. Scalf. Vadie had a son but his name is not known at this time. (See Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter VIII)

 

NORA SCALF
Daughter of
John Wesley Scalf and Martha Viola Clark
Nora<John Wesley<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Nora was the last child born to John Wesley and Martha. Nora was born in 1912 when her mother, Martha Clark Scalf died. Nora married Frank Romanesko according to the obituary of her brother, Alexander Loyd Scalf in 1983.

 

Nora had one son and one daughter at the time of Mrs. Kirkpatrick’s letter to Henry Scalf. No further information is known.

 

JOHN WESLEY “COOGE” SCALF
And
EMMA MUSIC

John Wesley Scalf remarried to Emma Music daughter of Marion and Caroline Crider Music. They were the parents of eleven children. John, Emma and their children were listed on the 1920 and 1930 census of Lewis County, Washington. Five of the children of John and Martha were in the home in 1920.

WWI Registration Card

Name: John Wesley Scalf
Age: 45
Home Address: Vance, Lewis CO, WA
Date of Birth: March 22, 1872
Name of employer: Self                           (Link to original document)
Occupation: Farmer
Place of employment: Vance, Lewis CO, WA
Name of closest relative: Emma Scalf, Vance, Lewis CO, WA
Height: Short
Build: Slender
Color of eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Brown
Date: September 12, 1918

1920 Lewis Co WA             15 & 16 January 1920        Randle Precinct

SCALF, John W. Head

47

1873

KY

KY

KY
              Emma Wife

30

1890

KY

KY

KY
              General L. Son

20

1900

KY

KY

KY
              Sarah M. Dau

13

1907

KY

KY

KY
              George Q.  Son

10

1910

KY

KY

KY
              Vatie A. Dau

9

1911

KY

KY

KY  
              Nora V. Dau

8

1912

WA

KY

KY
              Lee B. Son

5

1915

WA

KY

KY
              Ole O. Son

4

1916

WA

KY

KY
              Alverda M. Dau

3 8/12

1916

WA

KY

KY
              Lloyd A. Son

1 8/12

1918

WA

KY

KY

All of the children of John Wesley and Martha Viola Clark Scalf had left the home by the enumeration of the 1930 census.


1930 Lewis Co WA             8-9 April 1930      Randle Precinct

SCALF, John W. Head

57

1873

KY

KY

KY
              Emma Wife

42

1888

KY

KY

KY
              Lee B. Son

15

1915

WA

KY

KY
             Olie O. Son

14

1916

WA

KY

KY
             Minnie A. Dau

12

1918

WA

KY

KY
             Andrew L. Dau

10

1920

WA

KY

KY
             Myrtle M. Dau

9

1921

WA

KY

KY
             Opal V. Dau

8

1922

WA

KY

KY
             Irvin B. Son

7

1923

WA

KY

KY
             Hazel Dau

5

1925

WA

KY

KY
             John W. Jr. Son

3 9/12

1926

WA

KY

KY
             Jina (Jency) Dau

5/12

1929

WA

KY

KY
SCALF, Mary Mother

83

1847

KY

KY

KY  Widow

 

Myrtle married Lonzo Hunt.  Eva married Jack Mullins.


1940 Lewis CO WA                    20 April 1940                        Randle Precinct

SCALF, John W. Head 68 1872 KY
          Emma Wife 51 1889 KY
          Ola O. Son 24 1916 WA
          Andrew Son 21 1919 WA
          Bennie  Son 15 1925 WA
          Hazel B.  Dau 13 1927 WA
          John W. Son 11 1929 WA
          Jincy L. Dau 10 1930 WA
          Eva J. Dau   9 1931 WA

 

 

LEE BRITTAN SCALF
Son of
John Wesley “Cooge” Scalf and Emma Music
Lee Brittan<John Wesley<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Lee Brittan Scalf was the first child born to John Wesley “Cooge” Scalf and Emma Music. Lee was born around June 29, 1914 in Lewis County, Washington. Lee married Ada Levinia Pax and had one child. (Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter VIII)

An Ada L. Scalf is listed on the Lewis County, Washington Death Index from Ancestry. She died 14 July 1967 at Shelton (Mason) County, Washington. This may or not be Lee’s wife but it does appear to be her.

An obituary was found for Ada L. Scalf of Randle, Washington. We believe this to be the same person. However, her husband is listed as Lee W. Scalf not Lee Brittan Scalf.

OBITUARY FOR ADA L. SCALF DATED 14 JULY 1967:

 

Funeral services were Thursday afternoon at the Silver Brook Community Church near Randle for Mrs. Lee W. (Ada L.) Scalf, 46, a resident of Shelton for the past 12 years who died suddenly Friday in a Shelton hospital.

 

The Rev. Raymond L. Hill officiated at the 1 p.m. service. Burial followed at the Rainey Valley Cemetery, Glenoma.

 

Mrs. Scalf was born July 21, 1920, in Owmbran, South Wales.

 

In addition to the husband, of Shelton, survivors include Mrs. Mary Harvey, Shelton; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Farr, Mrs. Daisy Culley, and Mrs. Joan Pattiomore, all of South Wales; and a grandson.

 

Services were under direction of Fissell-Brown Mortuary, Chehalis. (Lewis County Historical Museum)

 

1940 Pierce CO WA                    5 April 1940                    Ashford Precinct

LOVE, Arthur Head 26 1914 MT
        Alverda  Wife 22 1918 WA
        Donald Son   3 1937 WA
        Donna Dau 5/12 1939 WA
SCALF, Lee Brother in law 26 1914 WA

 

 

OLE OLIVER SCALF
Son of
John Wesley “Cooge” Scalf and Emma Music
Ole Oliver<John Wesley<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Ole Oliver was born 1 June 1916 and died 6 March 1964. (Rainey Valley Cemetery Listings)

Ole Oliver is buried at Rainey Valley Cemetery in Lewis County, Washington. He never married. Chronicles of the Scalf Family states that Ole Oliver never married.

No further information.


MINNIE ALVERDA SCALF
Daughter of
John Wesley “Cooge” Scalf and Emma Music
Minnie<John Wesley<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Minnie Alverda Scalf was born about August 22, 1917 in Lewis County, Washington. Minnie married Arthur Lowe.

Children of Minnie and Arthur listed from Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter VIII.

     1) Donald Lowe
     2) Donna Kay Lowe
     3) Robert Lowe married Judy Zemon
     4) William Lowe married Ann Westfall, daughter of William and Frances Tucker Westfall. Three children.
     5) Richard Lowe


1940 Pierce CO WA                    5 April 1940                    Ashford Precinct

LOVE, Arthur Head 26 1914 MT
        Alverda  Wife 22 1918 WA
        Donald Son   3 1937 WA
        Donna Dau 5/12 1939 WA
SCALF, Lee Brother in law 26 1914 WA

 


ANDREW LOYD SCALF
Son of
John Wesley “Cooge” Scalf and Emma Music
Andrew Loyd<John Wesley<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Andrew Loyd Scalf was born at Randle, Washington November 15, 1918 and died 29 January 1983 at Centralia (Mason Co) Washington at the age of 64. Andrew lived in Shelton, Washington when he died.  (Lewis County Historical Museum and Social Security Death Index Certificate #002683) 

Andrew was born 1920 according to the 1930 census but his headstone states 1918. Chronicles of the Scalf Family states that Andrew never married.

OBITUARY OF ANDREW LOYD SCALF DATED 29 JANUARY 1983:

 

Andrew “Andy” L. Scalf, 64, a long-time resident of Shelton, died in a Centralia nursing home Saturday, Jan. 29.

 

Scalf was born in Randle, on Nov. 13, 1918, and worked as a fern picker for many years in the Shelton area.

 

He is survived by six sisters, Mrs. Frank (Nora) Romanesko and Mrs. Jack (Eva) Mullins, both of Glenoma, Mae Kirkpatrick of Elbe, Mrs. Lonzo (Myrtle) Hunt and Janice Schmitt, both of Morton, and Mrs. John (Hazel) Mullins of Randle; four brothers,

G. L. Scalf of Port Townsend; George Scalf of Oroville, Calif. John Scalf of Randle and Lee Scalf of Castle Rock, and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

A service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Rainey Valley Cemetery, Glenoma.

 

Remembrances may be donations to the Randle Aid Car. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brown Mortuary Service. (Lewis County Historical Museum)

 

MYRTLE MARIE SCALF
Daughter of
John Wesley “Cooge” Scalf and Emma Music
Myrtle<John Wesley<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Myrtle Marie Scalf was born October 26,1919 in Lewis County, Washington. Myrtle Marie Scalf married first Peter Phillips, son of Alex and Mary Phillips. They had three children. Myrtle Marie Scalf Phillips married second to Gilbert Neimi, son of Ben and Gertrude R. Neimi. They had one son. (Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter VIII)

 

OPAL VIRGINIA SCALF
Daughter of
John Wesley “Cooge” Scalf and Emma Music
Opal<John Wesley<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Opal Virginia Scalf was born March 9, 1921 in Lewis County, Washington. Opal married Monroe Tiller, son of Ivan K. and Alice Jackson Tiller. One daughter, Sharon Tiller married William Leydig. (Chronicles of the Scalf Family)

 

IRVIN BENNIE SCALF
Son of
John Wesley “Cooge” Scalf and Emma Music
Irvin<John Wesley<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Irvin Bennie Scalf was born 20 December 1924 at Randle, Washington and died 2 August 1959 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Randle at the age of 34 years old. Irvin was an employee of the Cecil Mullins Logging Company and a Veteran of World War II. Irvin is buried at Rainey Valley Cemetery.

 

Irvin married Feb. 17, 1948 to Cora Alice Mullins. She was born July 28, 1932 the daughter of Mart and Melissa Tennessee Hackney Mullins. They have three children.  (Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter VIII)

 

Children of Irvin and Cora:

 

1) Wanda.

2) Linda.

3) Arleta.

 

OBITUARY OF IRVIN BENNIE SCALF DATED AUGUST 2, 1959:

 

Scalf – Irvin Benny, 34, Randle, passed away Aug. 2nd in an Enumclaw hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born Dec. 20, 1924 at Randle; was an employee of the Cecil Mullins Logging Company and a veteran of World War II.

Surviving the deceased is his wife, Cora; three daughters, Wanda, Linda, and Arleta; his father, John W. Scalf, Sr., Randle; Andrew and Lee, Shelton; George, Alpha; General, Port Townsend; eight sisters, Mrs. Ted Kirkpatrick, Elbe; Mrs. Frank Rainenesko, Ashford; Mrs. Ernie Loden, Mineral; Mrs. Terry Lockyear, Mrs. Gilbert Niemi, Mrs. Richard Peterson, Mrs. Jack Mullins and Mrs. John Mullins, Randle; Mrs. Bill Schmitt. National Graveside services, under the direction of Fissell Funeral Home and the Morton VFW, were held Wednesday morning in Rainey Valley Cemetery. (Lewis County Historical Museum)

 

HAZEL BERNICE SCALF
Daughter of
John Wesley “Cooge” Scalf and Emma Music
Hazel<John Wesley<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Hazel Bernice Scalf was born May 9, 1925 in Lewis County, Washington. Hazel Bernice Scalf married June 9, 1940 to John Mullins, a brother to Cora Alice and Virginia Lou Mullins Scalf. (Chronicles of the Scalf Family)

A Hazel I. Mullins is listed in the Silver Creek Cemetery listings with a birth date of 30 November 1927 and died 10 September 1977. We cannot be certain this is the same Hazel, however. John was not found in the cemetery records and both may still be living.

Children of Hazel Bernice Scalf and John Mullins:

     1) John Edward married Jerri Bowen, daughter of James Lindsay Bowen and Gladys Marie Spears Bowen
     2) David Wayne
     3) Elaine Janice married Glen Bowen and they are the parents of a daughter
     4) Larry Kenneth
     5) Marty Joe.
 

JOHN WESLEY SCALF, JR
Son of
John Wesley “Cooge” Scalf and Emma Music
John Wesley Jr<John Wesley<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

John Wesley Scalf, Jr. was born February 7, 1924 in Lewis County, Washington according to Chronicles of the Scalf Family. Chronicles of the Scalf Family does not list any information on this John Wesley and we have no further records at this time. Another John Wesley Scalf was born 1936 according to census records and was probably a different John Wesley.

 

JENCY LUANNA (JINA) SCALF
Daughter of
John Wesley “Cooge” Scalf and Emma Music
Jency<John Wesley<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Jency (Jina) Luanna Scalf was born March 23, 1931 in Lewis County, Washington. Jency married first Ralph Kerr, son of George and Amanda Kerr. Jency and Ralph had one daughter. Jency Luanna married second to William Schmitt. Jency and William have two sons.
 

EVA JEAN SCALF
Daughter of
John Wesley “Cooge” Scalf and Emma Music
Eva<John Wesley<James Brittan<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Eva Jean Scalf, the last child born to John Wesley and Emma Music was born May 4, 1935 according to Chronicles of the Scalf Family. Eva Jean Scalf married March 22, 1949, James Thomas Dean, son of William and Marie Dean. Eva Jean then married Jack Mullins, son of Mart and Tennessee Hackney Mullins. (Chronicles of the Scalf Family, VIII)

 

CYNTHIA T. SCALF
Daughter of
Jeremiah Scalf & Sarah Brinstone
Cynthia<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Cynthia T. Scalf, daughter of Jeremiah Scalf and Sarah Brinstone, was born February 22, 1846 in Kentucky and died April 9, 1925 at the age of 78 years, 2 months and 7 days old from pneumonia. Cynthia is interred at John’s Creek in Buffalo, Kentucky. Her daughter, Alice Burchette Layne, was the informant for her death certificate. On this death certificate, Cynthia’s mother is listed as Sarah Byington and her father as Jerry Scalf. (Death Certificate courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

LINK TO DEATH CERTIFICATE OF CYNTHIA SCALF BURCHETTE

Cynthia married Thomas Henry Burchett January 31, 1866. Cynthia and Thomas had one son at the enumeration of the 1870 census; however, Henry Scalf states there were more children. The children of Cynthia and Thomas are listed here as stated in Chronicles of the Scalf Family:

“They resided on the Clark Branch, a tributary of Buffalo Creek, Floyd County. He was a farmer and a large landowner.” (Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter VIII)

Children of Thomas Henry Burchett and Cynthia Scalf Burchett:

    
1) Joseph married Angeline Dotson and lived on Buffalo Creek in Pike County, Kentucky. (Link to death certificate)
     2) George married Fairy Crider and lived in Greenup County, Kentucky.
     3) Perry died unmarried
     4) Floyd married Polly Blankenship and lived at Gu1nare, Pike County, Kentucky.
     5) Alice married Dallas Layne and resided at Harold, Floyd County.
     6) James Henry married Elizabeth Nunnery and lived on Clark Branch, Buffalo Creek, Floyd County, near the home of his father, Thomas Henry Burchett.

Cynthia and Thomas were followed on the census records through 1910. Thomas died between 1910 and 1920. Cynthia was found as head of house with her granddaughter, Esta, living in the home.

1870 Floyd Co KY              22 August 1870    Prct #7 Prestonsburg

BURCHETT, Thomas

24

1846

KY

                      Cynthia

24

1846

KY

                      Joseph M.

3

1867

KY

1880 Floyd CO KY                    26  June 1880            Precinct #3

BURTCHETT, Thomas Head 36 1844 KY VA VA Farmer
           Scyntha Wife 29 1851 KY VA VA  
           Joseph M. Son 12 1868 KY KY KY  
           James J. Son 10 1870 KY KY KY  
           Samuel G. Son   7 1873 KY KY KY  
           William P. Son   3 1877 KY KY KY  

1900 Floyd CO KY                12 June 1900                Dicks Creek

BURCHETT, T.H. Head 55 Feb 1845 KY VA KY Married 35 years Farmer
                      S.E. Wife 53 Feb 1847 KY VA VA Married 35 years 2 children born, 2 living
          Joseph M. Son 19 Dec 1880 KY KY KY    
          Sarah A. Dau 14 Mar 1886 KY KY KY    

1910 Floyd CO KY                14 May 1910                Johns Creek

BURCHETT, Thomas H. Head 65 1845 KY KY KY Farmer
             Cynthia Wife 63 1847 KY KY KY 6 children born, 5 living
             Axxxxx G-dau 11 1899 KY KY KY  
COLLINS, Henry Hired hand 24 1886 KY KY KY  

1920 Floyd CO KY                2 January 1920                Johns Creek

BURCHETT, Mrs T.H. Head 68 1852 KY VA VA Widow
                      Esta G-dau 22 1898 KY KY KY (Daughter of Alice)

 

WILLIAM SCALF
Son of
Jeremiah Scalf & Sarah Brinstone
William<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

William Scalf was born April 3, 1849. He married Elizabeth Scott 1 April 1875 in Pike County, Kentucky. (Pike County Marriages)

William died June 28, 1914 at Thomas (Pike County) Kentucky of Pulmonary Tuberculosis at the age of 65 years, 2 months and 25 days old. (DC #67198-KY Bureau of Vital Statistics)

William’s death certificate states he was buried at Martin Scott’s on July 3, 1914. Henry Scalf states that William is buried at the Scott Cemetery at Gulnare, Kentucky. William was buried five days after his death. This indicates that some of his children may have been living in another area and the funeral was postponed to wait for their arrival. Ballard Scalf, son of William, was the informant for the death certificate.

LINK TO DEATH CERTIFICATE

William and Elizabeth were the parents of at least seven known children. The names below are listed as found on the census records; however, these names were difficult to determine and may be incorrect. The name “Monna” might have been something else as well as Maletha. Maletha appeared to be “Mabetha” on the census but due to the fact she was listed as Lethia in Chronicles of the Scalf family, it is assumed that her name was Maletha.


1880 Pike Co KY 10 June 1880                       Lower Johns Prct #5

SCAFF, William Head

31

1849

KY

VA

VA
              Elizabeth Wife

30

1850

KY

KY

VA
              Monna Nettie Dau

3

1877

KY

KY

KY
              Maletha Dau

2

1879

KY

KY

KY
              Minnie A. Dau

1/12

1880

KY

KY

KY


1900 Pike Co KY 14 June 1900                       District #7

SCAFF, William Head

51

1849

KY

KY

VA
               Elizabeth Wife

50

1850

KY

KY

VA
               Nettie Dau

23

1877

KY

KY

KY
               Alice Dau

20

1880

KY

KY

KY
               Hester Dau

18

1882

KY

KY

KY
               Tremble Son

15

1885

KY

KY

KY
               Ballard Son

12

1888

KY

KY

KY
               Dallas Son

10

1890

KY

KY

KY

In 1910, Samuel George Layne was living in the home of his grandparents, William and Elizabeth Scalf. He was the son of Nettie Scalf, daughter of William and Elizabeth. Nettie married Lindsey Lacey Layne. It appears that Nettie might have died in childbirth to Samuel, as she does not appear on the census records after 1900.


1910 Pike Co KY                2 May 1910                          Lower Johns Creek

SCALF, William Head

61

1849

KY

VA

VA
               Elizabeth Wife

59

1851

KY

KY

VA
               Minnie A. Dau

30

1880

KY

KY

KY
               Trimble P. Son

25

1885

KY

KY

KY
               Ballard Son

22

1888

KY

KY

KY
               Dallas Son

19

1891

KY

KY

KY
LAYNE, Sam G. G-son

2

1908

KY

KY

KY

 


William Scalf died four years after the enumeration of this census. His widow, Elizabeth Scott Scalf was living in the home of her son Trimble on the 1920 census. Trimble’s brother Dallas and sister Alice were also in the home of Trimble on this census.

1920 Pike Co KY                15 January 1920                 Lower Johns Creek

SCALF, Trimble Head

34

1886

KY

KY

KY
              Alice Sister

32

1888

KY

KY

KY
              Dallas Brother

30

1890

KY

KY

KY
              Elizabeth Mother

60

1860

KY

KY

                     KY    Widow

 

MONNA NETTIE SCALF
Daughter of
William Scalf and Elizabeth Scott
Monna<William<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Mona Nettie was born about 1877 and may have died after her marriage to Lindsey Layne. It is reported that this couple had a son, Samuel George Layne. Nettie was not found on a census record with her husband and son. Lindsey’s first wife was Alice Palmer according to Chronicles of the Scalf Family. They were found on the 1880 census of Pike County. A number of Layne families are living nearby and one of these families was probably the parents of Lindsey. An older Lindsey Layne was living next door and might have been Lindsey’s father.


1880 Pike Co KY                19th & 21st June 1880                        District 36

LAYNE, Lacy L. Head

27

1853

KY

OH

OH
               Alice Dau

20

1860

OH

OH

OH
               Nellie V. Dau

1

1879

KY

KY

OH


1900 Floyd Co KY              21 June 1900        5th District

LAYNE, Lindsey L. Head

46

Dec 1853

KY

KY

KY Widower
               John B. Son

12

Feb 1888

KY

KY

KY  


1910 Floyd Co KY              4 June 1910          Precinct 5             Mag. Dist 5

LAYNE, Lindsey L. Head

56

1853

KY

KY

KY Widower
               John B. Son

24

1888

KY

KY

KY  

Samuel George Layne is listed with his father in 1920. He was born July 19, 1907. It appears that his parents might have married 1905-1910.


1920 Floyd Co KY              29 January 1920       Mouth of Mud     Precinct 5

LAYNE, Lindsey L. Head

60

1860

KY

KY

KY

Widower

               John B. Son

31

1888

KY

KY

KY  
               Anna Dau in law

21

1899

KY

KY

KY  
               Samuel G. Son

11

1909

KY

KY

KY

(Died July 24, 1930 from typhoid fever)



SAMUEL GEORGE LAYNE
Son of
Lindsey L. Layne & Nettie Scalf

Samuel<Monna Nettie<William<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Samuel Layne was born July 19, 1907 and died July 24, 1930 from typhoid fever. Samuel was living with his grandparents in 1910 and his father in 1920. When the 1930 census was taken on April 22, 1930, Samuel was a boarder in the home of Albert and Victoria Maynard and is unmarried. However, he married Acie Ludy a short time later. This marriage was cut short by Samuel's untimely death on July 24, 1930. (Link to Samuel Layne's death certificate)

1930 Pike CO KY                22 April 1930                    Precinct 2

MAYNARD, Albert Head 55 1875 KY KY KY
          Victoria Wife 55 1875 KY KY KY
LAYNE, Sam G. Boarder 23 1907 KY KY KY

 

MALETHA “LETHIA” SCALF
Daughter of
William Scalf and Elizabeth Scott
Malethia<William<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Malethia (Lethia) Scalf was born about 1879 in Pike County, Kentucky. Lethia married Andrew Jackson Francisco, the son of George Francisco and Frances "Frankie" McCoy. His name is listed in Chronicles of the Scalf Family as A .J. Cixco. Andrew and Lethia were married on September 13, 1894 in Pike County, KY and the family was found on the 1900 census. Jettie (Jetta) was in the home on this census. A nephew, Jenkins King, was also in the home. "Jenkins King was the son of John Henry King and Mary E. Francisco. It is possible that Mary Francisco was an older sister of Andrew Jackson Francisco, which would make Jenkins King Andrew Francisco’s nephew." (Courtesy of Barbara Harvel)

Chronicles of the Scalf Family states that Andrew died and Lethia remarried. According to his death certificate, Andrew J. Sesco was born May 11, 1868 in Pike County, Kentucky and died June 17, 1941 in Pike County, Kentucky (Link to death certificate). We do not know the death date of Letha, but she was still living with her husband Andrew in 1940.

Excerpt from Chronicles of the Scalf Family:

“Following the death of A.J. Cisco, Lethia remarried a Mr. Ronk. A third marriage was to John Compton. No issue of the last two marriages.” (Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter VIII)

We cannot confirm at this time that Lethia married anyone other than Andrew Francisco.

There is confusing information concerning this family. Either there were two Jetta Francisco’s in Pike County or Jetta was listed twice on the 1900 census, once in the home of Andrew Francisco and once in the home of her grandparents Beverley Francisco and Louisa. The census was enumerated on June 14 at the home of Andrew Francisco and then on June 19th at the home of Beverley Francisco. Within five days, Jetta is listed on two different censuses.

Henry Scalf also states that Lethia had two daughters, Georgia and Jetta. 

1900 Pike Co KY                14 June 1900                       District 7

FRANCISCO, Andrew  Head

31

1869

KY

KY

VA
                  Malethia Wife

21

1879

KY

KY

KY
                  Jettie Dau

1

1899

KY

KY

KY
KING, Jenkins  Nephew

19

1881

KY

KY

KY

1900 Pike Co KY                19 June 1900        Marrowbone

FRANCISCO, Beverly Head

42

Nov 1857

KY

VA

KY

 
                   Louisa Wife

37

Oct 1862

KY

KY

KY

10 born, 9 living
                   Armina Dau

19

Sep 1880

KY

KY

KY

1 born, 1 living
                   Marseley Son

18

May 1882

KY

KY

KY

 
                   Grove C. Son

14

Jun 1885

KY

KY

KY

 
                   Dolie Dau

12

Sep 1887

KY

KY

KY

 
                   Roxie Dau

10

Sep 1889

KY

KY

KY

 
                   Bertha Dau

8

Jul 1891

KY

KY

KY

 
                   Oscar B. Son

7

Apr 1893

KY

KY

KY

 
                   Banty Son

4

Jul 1895

KY

KY

KY

 
                   Ethel  Dau

2

Oct 1897

KY

KY

KY

 
                   Jettey G-Dau

1

Sep 1898

KY

KY

KY

 

In 1910, Jetta is living in the home of a Woods family. She is listed as a sister-in-law to William Woods. William Woods had married Armina Franscico 1900 – 1910. Armina was the daughter of Beverly Francisco and Louisa. The 1910 census listing of Jetta indicates that William’s wife Armina was a sister to Jetta. However, Jetta is only 11 years old and Armina was 29 years old.

This was a second marriage for William Woods as he indicated on this census that this was his second marriage and he had been married for 8 years. Armina states this was her first marriage and that she had been married for 8 years. This is also confusing due to the fact they had both been married 8 years but William stated he had been married before.

This census places the date of marriage for Armina at 1902. She states she has two children with 2 living on this census. However, there are three children in the home. Grove was born 1896 before the marriage of William and Armina and the census does not state what his relationship might have been to the family.

1910 Pike Co KY                22 April 1910                      Precinct 25

Woods, William Head

36

1873

VA

VA

VA
              Armina Wife

29

1888

KY

KY

KY
              Grove Son

14

1915

VA

VA

VA
              Estell  Dau

6

1916

VA

KY

VA
Francisco, Jetta Sister-in-law

11

1918

KY

KY

KY


1910 Pike CO KY                23 April 1910                Lower John's Creek

SESCO, Jackson Head 41 1869 KY VA KY Married 15 years  
         Malithia    Wife 32 1878 KY KY KY Married 15 years 3 children born, 2 lliving
         Jettie Dau 10 1900 KY KY KY    
         Georgia Dau   8 1902 KY KY KY    


1920 Pike CO KY                14 January 1920                Lower John's Creek

SESCO, Jack Head 51 1869 KY KY KY
        Letha Wife 41 1879 KY KY KY
        Georgie Dau 18 1902 KY KY KY


1930 Pike Co KY                7 April 1930        Lower John’s Creek          District 5

Sisco, A. J. Head 61

1869

KY

KY

KY

Md @ 27
           Letha Wife 51

1879

KY

KY

KY

Md @ 16

Living next door to Andrew and Letha in 1930 is Georgia Francisco and her husband, Lando Scott. 

1930 Pike Co KY                7 April 1930        Lower John’s Creek          District 5

Scott, Lando Head 30

1900

KY

KY

KY

Md @ 24
          Georgia Wife 28

1902

KY

KY

KY

Md @ 22
          Edith Dau 5

1925

KY

KY

KY

 


1940 Pike CO KY           3 April 1940                    District 5    

SESCO, A. J. Head 71 1869 KY
         Letha Wife 60 1880 KY

 

We would like to thank Barbara Harvel for providing information on the Andrew and Letha Sesco family.

In researching the Francisco family it was found that a number of folks in the same area were listed as Cisco and Cesco as well as Francisco. Some of these folks were part of the Francisco family and this is noted to help researchers of this line. It is difficult to sort out which ones were authentically Francisco. Information from descendents of this line might clear up the confusion.


JETTA FRANSCISCO
Daughter of
Maletha Scalf and Andrew J. Francisco
Jetta<Malethia<William<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

According to Chronicles of the Scalf Family by Henry P. Scalf, Jetta was the daughter of Andrew J. Francisco and Maletha “Letha” Scalf. This may be correct; however, the census records are confusing concerning Jetta and are listed below. From the available records, we cannot confirm or deny that Jetta was the daughter of Andrew and Letha at this time.

Jetta Francisco was born about 1899. She stated on the 1930 census that she married at the age of 18. This information suggests she married around 1912. Her first child, Gladys, was born 1919 and there might have been another child born before Gladys due to the time span between 1912 and 1919. Jetta may also have listed her age at her marriage incorrectly.

In 1900 Jetta was listed with Andrew and Letha and then five days later is living in the home of her grandparents, Beverly Francisco and wife, Louisa.

In 1910 Jetta is listed in the home of William Woods and his wife, Armina Franscico and listed as a sister-in-law of William Wood, which would suggest Jetta was his wife’s sister.

In 1900 Beverley Francisco and his wife have nine children in the home. Armina was the oldest child. Jetta Francisco is listed as the granddaughter of Beverley on this census.

On the 1900 census, Beverley and Louisa Francisco state they have 10 children with nine living. All nine are listed in the home. Therefore, Andrew Francisco (alleged father of Jetta Francisco) could not have been a son of Beverley and Louisa.

We can rule out Andrew being the son of Beverley Francisco due to the ages of these two men. However, they may have been brothers. Andrew was born 1869 and Beverly was born 1857. There is twelve years difference in the ages of Beverley and Andrew.

It certainly appears that Jetta was a relative of this family but was neither the sister-in-law of William Woods nor the sister of his wife, Armina.

If Jetta’s parents were Andrew Franscico and Lethia Scalf, it is unknown why she was living with her relatives on these censuses or why she was listed as the granddaughter of Beverley Francisco. It is also unknown where Andrew and Lethia were in 1910 and 1920 as well as their daughter, Georgia.

Note on the 1900 census in the home of her father that Armina Franscico states she has one child with one living. Armina was not married at this time. Jetta Francisco is then listed as a granddaughter to Armina’s father, Beverley.

Also, on the 1900 census of Beverley Franscico Armina had a brother named “Grove” born 1885. On the 1910 census of Pike County, Armina has a son named Grove as well. He is 14 years old placing his birth date 1896.

Armina states on the 1910 census that she has two children with two living but there are three children in the home; Grove, Jetta and Estell. Grove was born 1896 and Jetta 1899, both before the marriage of Armina to William Woods.

 The child Estell from the 1910 census was born 1904 after the marriage of William and Armina. Again, it is difficult from these census records to determine which children belonged to Armina.

By 1920, Jetta Francisco is married to Clinton Taylor.


1900 Pike Co KY                19 June 1900                       Marrowbone

FRANCISCO, Beverly Head

42

Nov 1857

KY

VA

KY  
                     Louisa Wife

37

Oct 1862

KY

KY

KY 10 born, 9 lvg
                     Armina Dau

19

Sep 1880

KY

KY

KY 1 born, 1 living
                     Marseley Dau

18

May 1882

KY

KY

KY  
                     Grove C. Dau

14

Jun 1885

KY

KY

KY  
                     Dolie Dau

12

Sep 1887

KY

KY

KY  
                     Roxie Dau

10

Sep 1889

KY

KY

KY  
                     Bertha Dau

8

Jul 1891

KY

KY

KY  
                     Oscar B. Son

7

Apr 1893

KY

KY

KY  
                     Banty Son

4

Jul 1895

KY

KY

KY  
                     Ethel Dau

2

Oct 1897

KY

KY

KY  
                     Jettey G-Dau

1

Sep 1898

KY

KY

KY  


1910 Pike CO KY                22 April 1910                      Hellier

WOOD, William Head

35

1875

VA

VA

VA  
               Armina Wife

29

1881

KY

KY

KY 2 born, 2 living
               Grove Son

14

1896

VA

VA

VA  
               Estell Dau

6

1904

KY

VA

KY  
FRANCISCO, Jetta SIL

11

1899

KY

KY

KY sister-in-law


1920 Pike CO KY                3 July 1920           Lower John’s Creek          Precinct 5

Taylor, Clint Head

24

1896

KY

KY

KY

            Jettie Wife

21

1899

KY

KY

KY

            Gladys G. Dau

8/12

1919

KY

KY

KY


1930 Pike CO KY                5 April 1930         Lower John’s Creek          Precinct 5

Taylor, Clinton Head

35

1895

KY

KY

KY

Md @22
            Jettie Wife

31

1899

KY

KY

KY

Md @18
            Gladys G. Dau

11

1919

KY

KY

KY

 
            Carleen Dau

9

1921

KY

KY

KY

 
            Clinton Jr Son

7

1923

KY

KY

KY

 
            Oka? Ora? Son

4

1926

KY

KY

KY

 
            Guff  Dau

3 4/12

1917

KY

KY

KY

 


1940 Pike CO KY                2 April 1940         Lower John’s Creek          District 5

TAYLOR, Clinton Head 44 1896 KY
           Jettie    Wife 42 1898 KY
           Clinton, Jr. Son 17 1923 KY
           Oakie       Dau 14 1926 KY
           Gulf E.   Dau 12 1928 KY
           Julius D.      Son   4 1936 KY
           Angeline       Dau   2 1938 KY

 

MINNIE ALICE SCALF
Daughter of
William Scalf and Elizabeth Scott
Minnie<William<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Minnie Alice Scalf was born 1880 in Pike County, Kentucky. Alice married Sherman Nunnery. It is possible that Alice was married prior to this marriage but this has not been confirmed at this time. Alice and Sherman were found on the 1930 census.

It appears that Alice and Sherman married late in life. Alice was 44 when she married Sherman and he was 50. They had been married six years, placing their marriage date at 1924. The census states that Sherman was employed at a retail store. No further information.


1930 FLOYD Co KY          11 April 1930       Betsy Layne         Precinct 17

Nunnery, Sherman

Head

1874

KY

KY

KY

KY

Md @ 50
              Alice

Wife

1880

KY

KY

KY

KY

Md @ 44

 

HESTER SCALF
Daughter of
William Scalf & Elizabeth Scott
Hester<William<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Hester Scalf was born about 1880 in Pike County, Kentucky. Hester married William Hunter. William’s occupation was listed as a “Barber.” On the 1910 census of Pike County, Hester’s husband is listed as James Hunter. We cannot be certain at this time, but this appears to be the correct family. James Hunter is also listed as a “Barber” on this census. Hester’s husband’s name in 1920 is listed as James Hunter and in 1930 is listed as William B. Hunter.

It is possible that the B might have actually been a J as they have a son named William J. who might have been named for his father. We believe this to be the same family and William B. was probably William James Hunter instead of William B. Hunter.

Estimating from the census records, it appears that Hester married around 1905. No further information is known of this family.

LINK TO DEATH CERTIFICATE

1910 Pike Co KY                22 April 1910                      Pikeville

HUNTER, James

Head

30

1880

KY

KY

KY

Barber
(Scalf) Hester

Wife

27

1883

KY

KY

KY

1 born, 1 living
           James 

Son

4

1906

KY

KY

KY

 


1920 Pike Co KY                16 January 1920                 Pikeville

HUNTER, Willie B.

Head

39

1881

KY

KY

KY

Barber
                  Hester

Wife

37

1883

KY

KY

KY

 
                 William J. 

Son

14

1906

KY

KY

KY

 


1930 Pike Co KY                3 April 1930                        Pikeville

HUNTER, William

Head

49

1881

KY

KY

KY

Barber
                  Hester

Wife

48

1882

KY

KY

KY

 


 

BALLARD SCALF – (Enumerator)
Son of
William Scalf & Elizabeth Scott
Ballard<William<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Ballard Scalf was born about 1888 in Kentucky and died 07-24-1965 (KY Death Certificates 036 17586). Ballard married Judy Roop. By estimation from the 1920 census, it appears that Judy was born around 1894. A Judy Scalf was found on the Social Security Death Indexes born 1 June 1893 and died 15 May 1972 at Betsy Layne (Floyd) County, Kentucky. This may or may not be Juda Roop Scalf. This name is also spelled Rupe on some records.

We have no marriage record available for Ballard; however, Ballard is listed on the Floyd County, Kentucky marriage index with a marriage date of 1915.

LINK TO MARRIAGE RECORD INDEX

Estimating from the 1920 census of Pike County, Kentucky he married 1900 – 1915. Maggie had just been born at the enumeration of this census and had not reached one month old yet.

Children of Ballard Scalf and Judy Roop as listed in Chronicles of the Scalf Family:
Births taken from Pike County, Kentucky Births:

 1) Nettie Scalf born March 23, 1916, Pike County, Kentucky (Pike Co. Births) Nettie married Lawrence Adkins. (Chronicles of the Scalf Family)

 2) Eunice Scalf born April 3, 1917, Pike County, Kentucky (Pike County Births) Eunice married Alonzo Stratton. (Chronicles of the Scalf Family)

 3) Barney Scalf born June 14, 1918 Pike County, Kentucky (Pike County Births)

 4) Maggie Scalf born December 31, 1919, Pike County, Kentucky (Pike Co. Births). Maggie married Robert Johnson. (Chronicles of the Scalf Family)

 5) William Ballard Scalf.

 6) Earl Scalf married Magdalene Steffey.

 7) Elizabeth J. Scalf born October 27, 1925, Pike County, Kentucky (Pike Co. Births) Elizabeth married Ed Layne. (Chronicles of the Scalf Family)

 8) Edward Scalf married Catherine Sparks.  (Charles Edward per census).

 9) John Henry married Velma Jean Adkins.

WWI Registration Card

Name: Ballard Scalf
Age: 29
Home Address: Thomas, KY
Born: Gulnare, Pike CO, KY
Date of Birth: September 28, 1887            (Link to original document)
Employer: Self employed
Occupation: Farmer

Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of Hair: Brown
Date: June 5, 1917


1920 Pike Co KY                2-3 January 1920                District #5            Lower Johns Creek
 

SCALF, Ballard 

Head

32

1888

KY

KY

KY

              Juda

Wife

26

1894

KY

KY

KY

              Nettie

Dau

3 11/12

1916

KY

KY

KY

              Eunice

Dau

2 9/12

1917

KY

KY

KY

              Barney

Son

1 6/12

1918

KY

KY

KY

            (Maggie)

Dau

0/12

1920

KY

KY

KY


1930 Floyd Co KY              18 April 1930       Evel Precinct

SCALF, Ballard  Head

38

1892

KY

KY

KY

              Juda Wife

37

1893

KY

KY

KY

              Nettie Dau

14

1916

KY

KY

KY

              Eunice Dau

13

1917

KY

KY

KY

              Barney Son

11

1919

KY

KY

KY

              Maggie Dau

10

1920

KY

KY

KY

              William B. Son

7

1923

KY

KY

KY

              Earl J. Son

5

1925

KY

KY

KY

              Elizabeth Dau

4

1926

KY

KY

KY

              Charles E. Son

2

1928

KY

KY

KY

              John H. Son

6/12

1929

KY

KY

KY


1940 Pike CO KY                            5 April 1940                            District 4

SCALF, Ballard Head 52 1888 KY
           Juda Wife 48 1892 KY
           Maggie Dau 20 1920 KY
           William Ballard Son 17 1923 KY
           Earl Jason Son 16 1924 KY
           Elizabeth Dau 14 1926 KY
           Charles Edward Son 12 1928 KY
           John Henry Son 10 1930 KY

 

CHARLES EDWARD SCALF
Son of
Ballard Scalf and Judy Roop
Charles<Ballard<William<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Scalf, Sr.

Charles Edward Scalf, son of Ballard Scalf and Judy Roop (Rupe) was born 1928 in Kentucky. We have very little information on the family of Ballard Scalf’s children; however, an obituary for Charles and his wife was found and is listed here.

Columbus Dispatch     Date: Wednesday, March 18, 1970    Page: 22 B

SCALF

Charles E. Scalf, age 42, 168 Dexter Ave. Hilliard, Ohio, Doctors Hospital, Tuesday, Employee Marble Cliff Quarries. Survived by wife, Catherine; daughter, Anita C.; son, Charles S.; mother, Judy Scalf, Ivel, KY.; brothers, Barney, Spring Lake, N.C., William Ballard Jr., Milwaukee, Wis., Earl, Oceana, W. VA. John H. Betsy Layne, KY.; sisters, Nettie Atkins, McDowell, KY., Unice, Stratton, Ivel, KY., Maggie Johnson, Detroit, Mich., Elizabeth Layne, Lorain, Ohio. Friends may call Webster D. Junk Funeral Home, Hilliard, Ohio, 2-5 and 7-10 p.m. Thursday where service will be held at ?? p.m. Friday. Interment Wesley Chapel 18-19. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

LINK TO OBIT

Catherine J. Scalf
Columbus Dispatch     Date: Wednesday, May 30, 1984    Page: 7 B

SCALF

L. Catherine Scalf, age 51, of 580 Dunbury Drive, Columbus. Preceded in death by husband, Charles E. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Kathy Scalf, Hilliard; daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Fred Horsley, Columbus. Grandson, Thomas Edward Scalf; brothers, John and Ed of London, Ohio and Russell Deboard of Albuquerque, N.M. Sisters, Doris Deboard of London, Mary Leming, Columbus. Father and step-mother, Harry and Emma Sparks of Plain City. Many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the WEBSTER D. JUNK FUNERAL HOME 2-4 and 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, where service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday. Interment Wesley Chapel. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

LINK TO OBIT
 


TRIMBLE SCALF
Son of
William Scalf & Elizabeth Scott
Trimble<William<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Trimble Scalf was born March 11, 1885 and died April 21, 1975 at Goody (Pike Co) Kentucky. (SS Death Index and Pike County, Kentucky death records

He married Minnie Lyons. The children listed below are listed in Chapter VIII of Chronicles of the Scalf Family.

In 1920, Trimble is found listed as head of house in Pike County, Kentucky. In the home are his sister Alice, his brother Dallas and mother Elizabeth.

Trimble and Minnie were found in 1930 with two of the their children, Walter and Ernest.

Children of Trimble Scalf and Minnie Lyons from Chronicles of the Scalf Family:

Don Walter Scalf married Mata Alice Scalf, daughter of Melvin and Ann Scalf. Melvin was the son of Hezekiah Scalf. Ernest Scalf married Emma Lou Burchett, daughter of Henry and Fanny Bevins Burchett.

WWI Registration Card

Name: Trimble Scalf
Age: 33
Home Gulnare, Pike CO, KY
Date of Birth: March 11, 1985                             (Link to original document)
Employer: Self employed
Occupation: farmer
Nearest relative: Elizabeth Scalf
Address of nearest relative: Gulnare, Pike CO, KY

Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of Eye: Gray
Color of Hair: Light
Date: September 12, 1918

1920 Pike Co KY                15 January 1920                 Lower Johns Creek

SCALF, Trimble Head

34

1886

KY

KY

KY

 
              Alice Sister

2

1888

KY

KY

KY

 
              Dallas Brother

30

1890

KY

KY

KY

 
              Elizabeth Mother

60

1860

KY

KY

KY

Widow


1930 Pike Co KY             5 April 1930         District #5            Lower Johns Creek

SCALF, Trimble Head

45

1885

KY

KY

KY

              Minnie Wife

32

1898

KY

KY

WV

              Walter Son

8

1922

KY

KY

KY

              Earnest Son

6

1924

KY

KY

KY

LYONS, Marie Niece

15

1915

KY

KY

KY


1940 Pike CO KY                        2 April 1940                        District 5

SCALF, Trimble Head 54 1886 KY
           Minnie Wife 42 1898 KY
           Walter Son 18 1922 KY
           Ernest Som 16 1924 KY

Chronicles of the Scalf Family states that Walter, son of Trimble, married Mata Alice Scalf daughter of Melvin Scalf and Ann Collins Scalf. Melvin was the son of Hezekiah Scalf.

 

DALLAS SCALF
Son of
William Scalf & Elizabeth Scott
Dallas<William<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Dallas Scalf was born about 1892 in Kentucky. Dallas married Florence Sesco. It was originally thought that her name was Florence Francisco; however, her obituary states SESCO.

Dallas Scalf was living in the home of his brother Trimble in 1920. Dallas married by 1930 and he and Florence were found on the 1930 census of Pike County, Kentucky. He was still living at Johns Creek (Pike County), Kentucky in 1930 but at some point, moved to Coeburn (Wise Co) Virginia where three of his children were married.

Dallas was in the home of brother Trimble in 1920.

WWI Registration Card

Name: Dallas Scalf
Age: 27
Home Address: Gulnare, Pike CO, KY
Date of Birth: July 9, 1890
Name of employer: Self                           (Link to original document)
Occupation: Farmer
Place of employment: Gulnare, Pike CO, KY
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of eyes: Gray
Color of Hair: Dark
Date: June 5, 1917

1920 Pike Co KY                15 January 1920                 Lower Johns Creek

SCALF, Trimble

Head

34

1886

KY

KY

KY

 

              Alice

Sister

32

1888

KY

KY

KY

 

              Dallas

Brother

30

1890

KY

KY

KY

 

              Elizabeth

Mother

60

1860

KY

KY

KY

Widow


1930 Pike Co KY  5 April 1930     District #5            Lower Johns Creek

SCALF, Dallas

Head

38

1892

KY

KY

KY

              Florence

Wife

28

1902

KY

KY

KY

             Carter J.

Son

6

1924

KY

KY

KY

             Olie E.

Dau

4/12

1930

KY

KY

KY


1940 Pike CO KY                        2 April 1940                        District 5

SCALF, Dallas Head 49 1891 KY
         Florence Wife 34 1906 KY
         Carter Son 16 1924 KY
         Evalene Dau 10 1930 KY
         Sherman Son   7 1933 KY
         Betty Dau   5 1935 KY
         Christine Dau   3 1937 KY
         Bob   Son   1 1939 KY

Henry Scalf states that Dallas had a son named Carter who died as a young man and “three other children.”  Carter is listed on the 1930 census. On the Pike County, Kentucky death records the birth of a son named Dalace I. Scalf to Florence Sesco is listed. He was born August 22, 1928 and we believe this to be a son of Florence and Dallas Scalf. If this is correct, this son also died. Henry did not list names for the other three children but we believe the three children listed below are the children referred to

The names of the three children not listed on the 1930 census of Pike County, Kentucky were taken from the marriages of Wise County, Virginia. They are listed here with their spouses as stated in the marriage records of Wise County. There might have been other children that we do not have names for. The children may not be listed in birth order. Ollie Evelyn from the 1930 census might be Evelyn listed below who married Lowell Adkins.

Carter Scalf (died as a young man).

Children of Dallas Scalf and Florence Francisco from Marriage Records of Wise Co. VA:

    
1) Evelyn Scalf (birth date unknown) married Lowell Adkins January 28, 1948, Wise County, Virginia. He was the son of E. L. Adkins and Melissa James. He was born at Bondtown, Virginia and she was born in Kentucky. Both addresses at this time were Coeburn (Wise Co) Virginia.

     2) Alva Jean Scalf (birth date unknown) born at Pikeville, Kentucky daughter of Dallas Scalf and Florence Francisco. Married William Hall October 15, 1954 in Wise County, Virginia. He was born at Crane’s Nest, Virginia, the son of Emory Hall and Gertrude Sands.

     3) Christine Scalf (birth date unknown) born at Gulnare, Kentucky, the daughter of Dallas Scalf and Florence Francisco of Wise County, Virginia. Christine married Dalford Gouge December 16, 1954. He was the son of Lawrence G. Gouge and Ora Dotson of Crane’s Nest, Virginia.

UPDATE TO CHAPTER JULY 7, 2009

An obituary was found for Florence Sesco Scalf and states the following information.

Michigan City, Indiana – Florence Scalf, 93, died Friday (Oct. 27, 1995) at Life Care Center of Michigan City. Born in Gulnare, Kentucky, she was a former resident of Coeburn, Virginia before moving to Michigan City a few years ago.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas Scalf; her parents, George and Elizabeth Sesco.

Surviving are three daughters, Christine Gouge, Michigan City, Indiana, Betty Hall, Coeburn, Virginia, Ollie Adkins, Gallen, Michigan. One son, Robert Scalf, Three Oaks, Michigan; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Merlin Sesco, Meta, Kentucky, and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn, Virginia. Services will be conducted Tuesday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mike Hunsaker officiating.

Burial will follow in the Kiser Cemetery in Pine Camp section of Coeburn, Virginia. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

LINK TO OBITUARY OF FLORENCE SESCO SCALF

From the obituary above, we assume that Frances’ maiden name was Sesco and not Francisco. We also note that Evelyn from the marriage records and census records was in fact, Ollie Evelyn Scalf. We also note that there was one more child born to Dallas and Florence. This was Robert Scalf listed in the obituary of Florence.

 

NANCY J. SCALF
Daughter of
Jeremiah Scalf and Sarah Brinstone
Nancy<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Nancy J. Scalf daughter of Jeremiah Scalf and Sarah Brinstone was born about 1852 in Kentucky. Nancy is reported to have married Wesley Stratton, son of Tandy Richard Stratton and Mahala Lewis Stratton of Floyd County, Kentucky. Wesley and Nancy moved to Arkansas after the Civil War and lived near Little Rock. No further information is known of this family. (Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter VIII)


TALITHA A. SCALF
Daughter of
Jeremiah Scalf & Sarah Brinstone
Talitha<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf Sr<Lewis Scalf

Talitha A. Scalf daughter of Jeremiah and Sarah Brinstone Scalf was born 1854 - 1856 according to census records. Virgil Scalf found a birth record for Talitha stating her birth date as March 13, 1854, Pike County, Kentucky. (Link to birth record)

Talitha was not in the home of her parents, Jeremiah and Sarah Brinstone Scalf in 1850 or1860 but was living in the home of her mother Sarah Brinstone Scalf Vaughn and stepfather Leroy Vaughn in 1870 and listed as 16 years old.

In the home of her father Jeremiah Scalf in 1860, there is a Mary listed who would have been the same age as Talitha A. There is no Mary listed on the census of 1870. Whether Mary and Talitha A. were the same person or not is unknown.

It is possible that the ages of the two girls were listed wrong on one or the other census records and Mary could have been the child that died mentioned by Henry Scalf as Tabitha; however, it is the opinion of the author that the spelling of Talitha might have appeared to be Tabitha, which caused Henry to believe there was a child named Tabitha.

Talitha Scalf married Allen Blackburn, son of Elizabeth Scalf Blackburn. Elizabeth was the daughter of Brittan and Talitha Couch Scalf. Allen Blackburn and Talitha A. Scalf were first cousins.

Three children were listed on the 1880 census for Allen and Talitha but there were probably more. Allen and Talitha were not found after 1880.

See Chronicles of the Scalf family, Chapter VIII for more information concerning Mary and Talitha.


1880 Floyd Co KY              18 June 1880                       Precinct #7

BLACKBURN, Alen Head

27

1853

KY

KY

VA

Son of Elizabeth Scalf
                Talitha A. Wife

24

1856

KY

VA

VA

 
                Mary J. Dau

7

1873

KY

KY

KY

 
                William C.J. Son

5

1875

KY

KY

KY

 
                Rollin B. Son

1

1879

KY

KY

KY

 

 

SARAH MELISSA SCALF
Daughter of
Jeremiah Scalf and Sarah Brinstone
Nancy<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Sarah Melissa (Lissy) Scalf was born about 1856 in Pike County, Kentucky. (1860 Pike County Census).

Excerpt from Chronicles of the Scalf Family:

“Melissa Scalf. Married John Adams, brother to Rev. Robert Adams and Samuel Adams, but father's name unavailable. They were parents of three children, a son, Floyd Adams, and two daughters, Lou and Virgie Adams. Lou died unmarried. No other information on this family, John Adams and Melissa Scalf Adams probably lived in Pike County, Kentucky.” (Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter VIII)

No further information on this family.

 

HENRY AMOS (WITCH) SCALF
Son of
Jeremiah Scalf & Sarah Brinstone
Henry A<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Information concerning the Amos Scalf family has been compiled from the various records available. Information for this family was also provided by Martin Willard. Martin is the g-g-grandson of Amos Scalf and Sarah Jane Music Scalf Keesee and the great-grandson of James Andrew Scalf, son of Amos and Sarah. Reference has also been made to Chronicles of the Scalf Family by Henry P. Scalf.

Amos Scalf (aka Witch) was born June 22, 1862 in Pike or Floyd County, Kentucky and died 1911 in Lewis County, Washington. The 1880 census of Floyd County, Kentucky states he was 20 years old in 1880 and would have been born about 1860 according to the census. The 1900 census is also consistent with the 1880 census; however, Henry P. Scalf states a full birth date of June 22, 1862 in Chronicles of the Scalf Family. We do not know who submitted the birth date to Henry nor do we know which date is correct. Census records also reveal that Amos’ first or middle name was Henry.

It appears that Henry P. Scalf did not realize that Amos Scalf and Henry Scalf were the same person for he believed that the child of Jeremiah and Sarah Brinstone Scalf named Henry had died.

Henry Amos Scalf married Sarah Jane Music daughter of Rev. Andrew Music and Emily Bowen Music. Sarah was born April 6, 1858 in Kentucky and died 1946 in Napavine (Lewis County) Washington. Amos and Sarah married around 1879 or 1880 in Floyd County, Kentucky. We believe that they were married in 1879 and that the Amos Scalf listed on the marriage index of Floyd County, Kentucky was Amos Henry or Henry Amos Scalf. (Marriage record index courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

LINK TO MARRIAGE RECORD INDEX

Amos and Sarah were recently married by the enumeration of the 1880 census and were found living in Floyd County, Kentucky. There were no children listed at this time.

There were children of Amos and Sarah that married or died between 1880 and 1900 that would not have been listed on the 1900 census. Due to the missing censuses of 1890, it is difficult to follow some of the family members. One daughter, Mary, was born 1880 after the enumeration of the census and therefore was old enough by 1900 to marry, which she did. Mary was not found on the census records due to the missing 1890 censuses. Chronicles of the Scalf Family has been relied on for names of the older children of Amos and Sarah.


1880 Floyd Co KY              11 June 1880                       Precinct #7

SCAFF, Amos

Head

20

1860

KY

VA

VA

              Sarah

Wife

22

1858

KY

KY

VA


1900 Pike Co KY                13 June 1900                       District #7

SCALF, Amos Head

40

1860

KY

VA

VA

            Sarah Wife

41

1859

KY

VA

VA

            Emma Dau

13

1887

KY

KY

KY

            Lee Son

10

1890

KY

KY

KY

            Callie Dau

7

1893

KY

KY

KY

            Anna Dau

5

1895

KY

KY

KY

            Norah Dau

3

1897

KY

KY

KY

            Jeremiah Son

6/12

1899

KY

KY

KY

            Andrew Son

18

1882

KY

KY

KY

            Martha Dau in law

17

1883

KY

KY

KY

Between 1900 and 1910, the Scalf family, along with the Music, Goble, DeRossett and several other families moved from Kentucky to Lewis County, Washington. Some of the Keesee family also moved from Kentucky with these families.


1910 Lewis Co WA             23 April 1910                      Verndale Precinct

SCALF, Amos Head

50

1860

KY

VA

VA

              Sarah J. Wife

52

1858

KY

KY

KY

              Emma Dau

22

1888

KY

VA

KY

              Lee Son

20

1890

KY

VA

KY

              Callie Dau

18

1892

KY

VA

KY

              Annie Dau

15

1895

KY

VA

KY

              Nora Dau

13

1897

KY

VA

KY

              Jerry Son

10

1900

KY

VA

KY

A record of Amos’ birth and death can be found in the cemetery listings of Rainey Valley Cemetery at the second URL address for the South Section listed at the beginning of this chapter.

It was probably the logging or the mining business that drew the Kentucky families to Washington and no doubt, the Amos Scalf family among others was engaged in one or both of these businesses. Amos may have died from an illness or he may have died from an injury. We do not have a death certificate for Amos at this time to help determine what his cause of death might have been. However, Amos died not very long after arriving in Washington State.

See “A Brief History of Lewis County” at the following URL address.
http://www.drizzle.com/~jtenlen/walewis/history.html

Amos is buried near the parents of Sarah Jane Music Scalf Keesee. Several other family members are buried in this section of the cemetery.

Children of Amos “Witch” Scalf and Sarah Brinstone from Chronicles of the Scalf Family:

      1) Mary Scalf – born June 12, 1880, married Albert H. Goble.

2) Andrew Scalf – born June 6, 1882, married Martha Goble.

3) Wesley Scalf – born March 9, 1885 – died 1887.

4) Emma Scalf – born April 16, 1887, married Thomas Coleman.

5) Lee Scalf – born October 5, 1889.

6) Callie Scalf – born March 19, 1892 married Thomas A. Saunders.

7) Anna Scalf – born October 12, 1894 married Wallace Morris.

8) Nora Scalf – born April 12, 1897, married Carl Smith.

9) Jerry Scalf – born December 10, 1899, married Nellie Larson.

 

The first three children of Amos and Sarah were not found listed with the family on the census records.

 

MARY SCALF
Daughter of
Henry Amos Scalf & Sarah Jane Music
Mary<Henry A<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Mary Scalf, oldest child of Amos and Sarah was born June 12, 1880 in Kentucky. (Family records of Martin Willard) Mary is not listed on a census record with her parents. There are no census records for 1890 and Mary was married before the enumeration of the 1900 census.

Mary married Albert Hayes Goble around 1897 by estimation. He was born September 13, 1876 in Inez, Kentucky.  Albert died May 23,1966 at Morton Hospital in Morton, Washington. He is buried at Morton Cemetery.

 

Albert was the brother of Martha Goble Scalf who married Andrew Scalf, son of Amos Scalf and Sarah Jane Music Scalf.  (See obituary for Albert in Chapter VIII of Chronicles of the Scalf Family) The obituary for Albert Hayes Goble states that he had been a resident of Morton since 1902. We find that his first three children with Mary were born in Kentucky with the last one being born 1906. Martin Willard has a date of July 30, 1905. Albert and Mary were found on the 1900 census of Pike County, Kentucky.

 

Records suggest that some of the families moved to Lewis County around 1906 while others appear to have moved there around 1909. Chronicles of the Scalf Family lists that Mary died February 6, 1907 and the records of Martin Willard are in agreement

with this date.

 

Mary may have been one of the folks who contracted measles on the train and died on the way to Chehalis. Mrs. May Kirkpatrick, daughter of John Wesley Scalf was a daughter of John “Cooge” Scalf and stated some family members died from measles on this

trip. We have no information to confirm that the Albert Hayes Goble family was on the train with John Wesley Scalf but it seems logical this might have been what happened.

However, Chronicles of the Scalf Family lists that Mary died February 6, 1907. Mary might have died before Albert left Kentucky or she may have died after the family arrived in Lewis County.

Albert Hayes Goble had remarried by 1910 and was found on the 1910 census of Lewis County, Washington. His wife’s name was Selenta if the spelling on the census was correct. Her maiden name is unknown.

Albert and his second wife, Selenta were the parents of ten children according to the obituary of Albert Hayes Goble. Three of the children listed below were children of Albert and Mary Scalf Goble. The first two children belonged to Albert and Mary; however, we are not certain which one was Bertha as she was listed only as Bertha on the census records. We assume either Mrs. Constance Nostrant or Mrs. Goldie Danhouser was Bertha. The other children appear to be the children of Albert and his second wife.

The following children survived him:

Mrs. Edna Bright.
Mrs. Anna Fields
Mrs. Olive Geidel
Mrs. Bess Greiter
Mrs. Beryl Davis
Mrs. Virginia McMillion
Mrs. Constance Nostrant
Mrs. Goldie Danhouser
Emery Goble
Claude Goble
Albert Goble
Lester Goble
Donald Goble

The obituary for Albert Hayes Goble can be found in Chapter VIII of Chronicles of the Scalf Family.


1900 Pike Co KY                13 June 1900                       District 7

GOBLE, Hayes Head

23

Sep 1876

KY

KY

KY

 
               Mary Wife

21

Jun 1878

KY

KY

KY

1 born, 1 living

               Edna Dau

1

Sep 1898

KY

KY

KY

 


1910 Lewis Co WA                            23 April 1910                      Morton Precinct

GOBLE, Hayes Head

33

1877

KY

KY

KY

 
               Selenta Wife

23

1887

KY

KY

KY

0 born

               Edna Dau

11

1899

KY

KY

KY

 
               Bertha Dau

9

1901

 

 

 

 
               Anna M. Dau

4

1906

 

 

 

 


1920 Lewis Co WA                            9 January 1920                   Sulphur Creek

GOBLE, Hayes Head

43

1877

KY

KY

KY

 
               Sereyta Wife

31

1889

KY

KY

KY

 
               Bertha Dau

19

1901

KY

KY

KY

 
               Minnie? A. Dau

14

1906

KY

KY

KY

 
               Bessie Dau

8

1912

WA

KY

KY

 
               Emery Son

7

1913

WA

KY

KY

 
               Olvie Dau

5

1915

WA

KY

KY

 
               Berle Dau

3 6/12

1916

WA

KY

KY

 
               Albert Son

3 5/12

1916

WA

KY

KY

 
               Claud Son

3

1917

WA

KY

KY

 
               Virgie Dau

1 3/12

1918

WA

KY

KY

 

 

BERTHA & ANNA M. GOBLE
Daughters of
Mary Scalf and Albert Hayes Goble
Bertha &Anna<Mary<Henry A<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Bertha Goble was born November 15, 1900. (Martin Willard). Census records list her birth by estimation as 1902; however, census records were often incorrect on ages. Martin also has that Anna was born July 30, 1905.

If Annabelle listed in the home of Gregory Grieter was a sister to Bertha, she is probably the Anna M. listed on the 1910 Lewis County, Washington census. We cannot confirm which name is correct.

Bertha and Anna were children of Mary Scalf and Albert Hayes Goble. Bertha married Gregory Grieter and their family was found on the 1930 census living at Centralia in Lewis County, Washington.

Bertha appears to be Mrs. Bess Grieter listed in the obituary of Albert Hayes Goble but she was listed as Bertha on the census records. For further information see Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter VIII and the obituary for Hayes Goble.


1930 Lewis Co WA             14 April 1930                      Centralia

GRIETER, Gregory

Head

30

1900

MN

GERM

GERM

 

                 Bertha

Wife

28

1902

KY

KY

KY

 

                 Gilbert

Son

1 9/12

1928

CA

MN

KY

 

GOBLE, Annebell

Sister in Law

23

1907

KY

KY

KY

 

 

JAMES ANDREW SCALF

Son of

Henry Amos “Witch” Scalf & Sarah Jane Music

Andrew<Henry A<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

 

 James Andrew Scalf was born June 6, 1882 in Pike County, Kentucky. Andrew died November 1, 1936 in Salem, Oregon. (Obituary – Courtesy of Lewis County Historical Museum)

 

Andrew married Martha Jane Goble May 10, 1900 in Marion County, Kentucky and moved from Kentucky to Eastern Washington.  Andrew is buried at Glenoma (Lewis County) Washington at Rainey Valley Cemetery. (Norman Willard, Jr. and son Martin Willard)

 

Martha Goble Scalf was born November 26, 1882 in Martin County, Kentucky. Martha Goble Scalf died in Seattle, Washington May 15, 1974 and is buried at Sunset Mausoleum in Chehalis, Washington. (Norman Willard, Jr. and Martin Willard)

 

Andrew and Martha were the parents of four children.

 

Excerpt from Chronicles of the Scalf Family:

 

“In the first decade of the present century there was much talk of the State of Washington in Southern West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky and Andrew Scalf, son of Amos Scalf, visited the state and sent back glowing reports of the opportunity offered on the west coast.” 

 

Some of the Goble family also made the trip to Lewis County, Washington along with other family members. Andrew and Martha Goble Scalf were in the home of Andrew’s parents in 1900 in Kentucky but appear on the 1910 Lewis County, Washington census

as head of house.

 

1900 Pike Co KY                 13 June 1900                        District #7

 

SCALF, Amos Head

40

1860

KY

VA

VA

 
              Sarah Wife

41

1859

KY

VA

KY

 
              Emma Dau

13

1887

KY

KY

KY

 
              Lee Son

10

1890

KY

KY

KY

 
              Callie Dau

7

1893

KY

KY

KY

 
              Anna Dau

5

1895

KY

KY

KY

 
              Norah Dau

3

1897

KY

KY

KY

 
              Jeremiah Son

6/12

1899

KY

KY

KY

 
              Andrew Son

18

1882

KY

KY

KY

 
              Martha Dau in law

17

1883

KY

KY

KY

 

 

1910 Lewis Co WA              17 May 1910         Big Bottom Precinct

 

SCALF, Andrew

Head

28

1882

KY

KY

KY

 

              Martha

Wife

27

1883

KY

KY

KY

 

              Ella

Dau

7

1903

KY

KY

KY

 

              Elmer

Son

5

1905

KY

KY

KY

 

              Wallace

Son

2

1908

KY

KY

KY

 

 

Andrew and Martha had three children at the enumeration of the 1910 census of Lewis County, Washington.
 

A land patent in Vancouver, Washington 1916 for twenty-three and seventy-hundredths of an acre was found and this appears to have been this same Andrew Scalf.

 

LINK TO LAND PATENT

 

Andrew was not found in 1920 but his wife Martha Goble Scalf was found as head of house in 1930. She was listed as a widow on this census but this was apparently a mistake by the enumerator for Andrew was still living in 1930.

 

The obituary of James Andrew Scalf states he died in 1936 and his grandson Norman Willard, Jr. confirmed this.  Norman states that Andrew came through Chehalis in 1930 and brought him a wagon. The death date on Andrew’s headstone also states he died 1936. 

 

Henry P. Scalf states that Andrew went to Alaska to prospect for gold at some point but does not mention exactly when Andrew went to Alaska. Andrew was living in Salem, Oregon at the time of his death according to the obituary and the Social Security Indexes. It appears that Andrew was out of the state of Washington during the years 1920 – 1936.

 

The 1910 census records list the children of Andrew as being born in Kentucky. Wallace was the last child born in Kentucky before the move to Washington. However, the 1920 census of Lewis County, Washington lists Wallace as being born in Washington and another daughter born after him was also listed as being born in Washington. We believe this to have been a mistake on the census and Wallace was actually born in Kentucky. Mary A. was born in Washington. 

 

The following census records show the family of James Andrew Scalf and Martha Goble Scalf in 1910. However, Andrew was not found on the 1920 or the 1930 census. An obituary for James Andrew Scalf confirms that he was living in Oregon 1920 – 1936.

 

Andrew and Martha were living in Lewis County, Washington by 1902 where their first child Ella May Scalf was born June 16, 1902. Norman Willard, Jr., son of Norman Sr. and Ella May Scalf Willard confirms that Ella only had three siblings, Elmer, Wallace and Mary.

 

Martin Willard provided the following information on the family of James Andrew and Martha Goble Scalf:

 

     1) Ella May Scalf, b. June 16, 1902, Martin County, KY, d. December 16, 1965, Chehalis, WA.
     2) Elmer J. Scalf, b. January 8, 1905, Kentucky, d. October 2, 1950, Waldport, OR.
     3) Wallace Richard Scalf, b. August 21, 1907, Lewis County, WA, d. March 28, 1970, Pasco, WA.
     4) Mary Alverna Scalf, b. October 10, 1910, Lewis County, WA, d. aft. 1986, Seattle, WA.

 

Ella May Scalf, daughter of Andrew and Martha Goble Scalf married Norman Willard, Sr. This couple were the parents of Norman Willard, Jr. father of Martin Willard who provided information on this family. Norman Willard Jr. is still living at the writing of this chapter. (2005)

 

As can be seen below, the census records conflict with the above birth dates of these children with the exception of Elmer. This is often found on the census records, however.

 

1910 Lewis Co WA              17 May 1910         Big Bottom Precinct

 

SCALF, Andrew Head

28

1882

KY

KY

KY

 
              Martha Wife

27

1883

KY

KY

KY

 
              Ella Dau

7

1903

KY

KY

KY

 
              Elmer Son

5

1905

KY

KY

KY

 
             Wallace Son

2

1908

KY

KY

KY

 

 

WWI Registration Card

Name: Andrew Scalf
Age: 36
Home Address: Chehalis, Lewis County, WA
Date of Birth: January 6, 1882                               (Link to original document)
Employer: Chehalis Mill CO
Occupation: Logging

Nearest relative: Martha Jane Scalf
Nearest relative address: Chehalis, Lewis County, WA
Height:: Tall
Build: Medium
Color of eyes: Gray
Color of Hair: Brown
Date: September 12, 1918


1920 – Andrew not found.

 

Andrew was not listed with Martha in 1920 or 1930. An obituary for Andrew confirms that he was in Oregon during this time. Andrew was transferred back to Lewis County, Washington for burial.

 

1930 Lewis Co WA              9 &10 April 1930                 Precinct South #1 Chehalis

 

SCALF, Martha J. Head

47

1883

KY

KY

KY

Widow
              Wallace R. Son

22

1908

WA

KY

KY

 
              Mary A. Dau

18

1912

WA

KY

KY

 

 


1940 Lewis Co WA               5 April 1940                 Precinct South #1 Chehalis
 

SCALF, Martha Head 57 1883 KY                  Widow
          Mary  Dau 29 1911 WA

 

 

OBITUARY OF JAMES ANDREW SCALF

 

Mrs. Norman Willard, Miss Mary Scalf and Wallace R. Scalf of Chehalis and Mr. And Mrs. E. J. Scalf of Shevlin, Ore., were called to Salem early last week by the critical illness of their father, James Andrew Scalf, of Monmouth, Ore. His death occurred about 2 o’clock Sunday morning. His body was brought to Lewis County by Clough-Barrick funeral directors of Salem. Funeral services and burial were held at Glenoma. Mr. Scalf was born at Pikeville, Pike county, Kentucky, January 6, 1882. Besides his four children he is survived by Mrs. M. Scalf, Mrs. B. Keesee, a sister Mrs. T. A. Saunders of Onalaska and two brothers, Jerry of Puyallup and Lee of Glenoma, and a grandson, Normal Willard, Jr. of Chehalis. 

 

NOTE: Buried November 6, 1936. (Courtesy of Lewis County Historical Museum)

 

 

ELLA MAY SCALF

Daughter of

James Andrew Scalf and Martha Goble

Ella May<Andrew<Henry A<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

  

Ella May Scalf, daughter of James Andrew Scalf and Martha Goble Scalf was born June 16, 1902 in Lewis County (Chehalis) Washington and died December 16, 1965 in Chehalis, Washington. 

 

Ella married Norman Willard, Sr. June 29, 1922 in Chehalis, Washington. Norman Willard, Sr. was the son of Albert Willard and Bertha (Damitz) Willard and grandson of Alexander Willard and Emily (Simmons) Willard. His maternal grandparents were Francis and Almarine (Holman) Damitz.

 

Photograph of Ella May Scalf Willard (Courtesy of Martin Willard)

 

After Ella passed away, Norman Sr. remarried to Alta Smith, widow of Victor Smith in 1982. Norman was born September 16, 1895 and died at the age of 102 August 15, 1998. (Courtesy of Martin Willard)

 

Norman Willard, Jr. an only child of Norman Willard, Sr. and Ella May Scalf married Darcia Margaret Dayton, June 21, 1948 in Tacoma, Washington. Darcia was the only child of Darcy Milliman Dayton, born October 1876 and died 21 or 26 November 1964 and Lillian Lucille Rees born 18 January 1898 and died August 4, 1965. (Courtesy of Martin Willard)

 

Norman Willard, Jr. and Darcia Dayton Willard settled in Louisville, Kentucky.
 

 

 

Children of Norman Willard, Jr. and Darcia Dayton Willard: 

 

 1) John Dayton Willard born 17 October 1952 and died 1 March 1981.

 2) James Steven Willard. (Private)

 3) Martin Paul Willard.  (Private)

 

Siblings of Ella May Scalf Willard provided by her grandson, Martin Willard:

 

 1) Wallace Scalf married Grace Forth June 27, 1936.

 2) Elmer Scalf married Elenora Elizabeth Stout. After Elmer’s death October 2, 1950, Elenora remarried.

 3) Mary Alverna Scalf. Mary never married. She lived in Chehalis, Washington as did Ella Scalf Willard and Norman Willard, Sr. Mary eventually moved with her mother, Martha Goble Scalf to Seattle, Washington where they both died.

 

Martin Willard confirmed that Edna Goble Bright was a cousin to Martha Goble Scalf and confirms that Edna married Stan Bright. He also confirmed that James Andrew Scalf’s sister Callie married Tom Saunders as stated in Chronicles of the Scalf Family.

 

For further information on Norman Willard, Sr. follow the link provided here.

http://files.usgwarchives.org/wa/lewis/history/lch-pt10.txt 

  

 

ELMER J. SCALF

Son of

Andrew Scalf & Martha Goble

Elmer<Andrew<Henry A<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

 

 Elmer Scalf, son of James Andrew Scalf and Martha Goble Scalf was born about 1905 in Lewis County, Washington and died February 1950 in Lincoln County, Oregon (C #10833 SS Death Index) Elmer married Eleanora Elizabeth Stout. Martin Willard

states that Elmer died October 2, 1950.

 

1930 Deschutes Co OR                       17 April 1930                        Shevlin Precinct 31

 

SCALF, Elmer J.

Head

25

1905

KY

KY

KY

 

              Elenora E.

Wife

25

1905

WA

ENG

WI

 


1940 Deschutes CO OR                         15 April 1940                        Shevlin Logging Camp

SCALF, Elmer Head 35 1905 KY
          Eleanora Wife 35 1905 WA

 

 

 

WALLACE R. SCALF

Son of

James Andrew Scalf and Martha Jane Goble

Wallace<Andrew<Henry A<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

 

 

Wallace Richard Scalf was born August 21, 1907, Lewis County, Washington and died March 28, 1970 at Pasco, Washington. Wallace was one of four children of James Andrew Scalf and Martha Jane Goble. Wallace married Grace Forth June 27, 1936.

(Martin Willard and SS Security Index)

 

1940 Thurston CO WA                        17 April 1940                        Olympia
 

SCALF, Wallace R. Head 32 1908 WA
        Grace V. Wife 27 1913 WA

 

 

 

MARY A. SCALF

Daughter of

James Andrew Scalf and Martha Jane Goble

Mary A. <Andrew<Henry A<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

  

Mary A. Scalf, daughter of James Andrew Scalf and Martha Jane Goble was born October 2, 1910 according to her obituary. Mary never married. She moved to Seattle, Washington with her mother and both Mary and Martha died in Seattle.

 

OBIT OF MARY A. SCALF DATED MAY 28, 1994:

 

Former Lewis County resident Mary A. Scalf died at the age of 83 on Saturday May 28, in Seattle. She was born Oct. 2, 1910,

at Randle.  Memorial services for Scalf were held Thursday at Hope Bible Fellowship in Seattle. Private entombment will be in Claquato Cemetery, Chehalis. Arrangements were under the direction of Bonney-Watson Funeral Directors in Seattle. (Obit – Courtesy of Lewis County Historical Museum)

 

Several members of the Amos Scalf family are buried at Rainey Valley Cemetery in Glenoma (Lewis Co) Washington.

 

Scalf, J. Andrew    1882 - 1936

(Andrew Scalf - son of Amos Scalf and Sarah Jane Music)

 

Scalf, Andrew L    1918 - 1983          

(Andy - son of John Wesley and Mary E. Thompson)

 

Scalf, Dinna          1888 - 1962 (?) 

(Could be daughter of one of the boys but could be wife of Lee)

 

Scalf, Emma          30 Mar 1890 - 26 Aug 1956 - Mother

(Second wife of John Wesley)

 

Scalf, Irvin B.        20 Dec 1924 - 02 Aug 1959 WA US Army Tec5 3625 QM Truck Co WW2.

(Son of John Wesley and Emma)

                                                             

Scalf, Lee              1882 - 1967

(Son of James Brittan Scalf)

 

Scalf, Mary Elizabeth          02 Mar 1847 - 22 Mar 1934

(Mary Elizabeth Thompson, wife of John Wesley Scalf)

 

Scalf, Ole Oliver   01 Jun 1916 - 06 Mar 1964

(Son of John Wesley and Emma Music Scalf)

 

 

 

EMMA SCALF
Daughter of
Henry Amos “Witch” Scalf and Sarah Jane Music
Emma<Henry A<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

 Emma Scalf was born April 16, 1887 and died 1910. Her birth date is listed in Chronicles of the Scalf Family and Martin Willard provided her death date as well as the birth and death date of her husband. Emma married Thomas Coleman. Thomas was born 1882 and died 1909.  (Courtesy of Martin Willard)

No further information for Thomas and Emma.

 

LEE SCALF
Son of
Henry Amos “Witch” Scalf & Sarah Jane Music
Lee<Henry A<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Lee Scalf, son of Amos and Sarah Jane Music Scalf was born October 5, 1889 in Pike County, Kentucky and died 5 October1967 at Morton, Washington. (Obituary, Lewis County Historical Museum - Headstone at Rainey Valley Cemetery - Social Security

Death Index and Martin Willard)

 

Martin Willard informs us that the Rainey Valley Cemetery is located at Glenoma (Lewis County) Washington. 

 

On the 1920 census Lee’s wife is listed as what appears to be “Vina.”  Martin Willard states that Lee Scalf married Vina “Pack” Hatfield March 2, 1926. Vina was born April 4, 1882. Vina is also buried at Rainey Valley Cemetery. (Martin Willard)

From the transcribed listings of Rainey Valley Cemetery, a “Dinna Scalf “ is listed. We cannot be certain at this time that Dinna and Vina were the same person or that this is the wife of Lee Scalf. However, “Dinna Scalf” was born 1888 and died 1962.

Considering the information listed in the obituary of Vivian (Vinna) Scalf, it appears that the headstone was transcribed incorrectly. The birth and death dates for “Dinna Scalf” match the birth and death dates for Vivian (Vinna) Scalf.

Lee was living in the home of Henry Hisker in 1910 as a boarder and was one of 13 workers in a sawmill. He was not found in 1920 but in 1930, he is listed with his wife and a niece, Verna Bernice Scalf.

OBITUARY OF LEE SCALF DATED 6 OCTOBER 1967:

 

MORTON – Lee Scalf, 78, a resident of Sumner for the past 3 years and formerly of Glenoma since 1907, died Thursday in a Morton hospital.

 

He was born Oct. 5, 1889, in Pike County, Ky., and was a farmer.

 

Surviving are a brother, Jerry, Sumner; a sister, Mrs. Callie Saunders, Eureka, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services are Saturday, 1 p.m., at the Fissell-Brown Mortuary chapel, Morton, with the Rev. Samuel A. Carlson officiating. Interment follows at the Rainey Valley Cemetery, Glenoma. (Courtesy of Lewis County Historical Museum)

 

The obituary of Lee Scalf does not list a wife or any children; however, the obituary of Mrs. Lee (Vivian) (aka Vinna) Scalf was listed at the Lewis County Historical Museum.

 

OBITUARY OF MRS. LEE (VIVIAN) SCALF dated March 13, 1962:

 

SCALF – Mrs. Lee (Vivian) 73, Glenoma passed away March 13th in a Morton nursing home. She was born April 4, 1888 in Martin County, Kentucky and had been a resident of Glenoma for 37 years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ann Westfall, Dayton, Ohio; a brother Frank Pack, Drift, Kentucky. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 19th at 1 p.m. at the Morton Chapel of the Fissell Funeral with Rev. Everette M. Filbert officiating. Interment in Rainey Valley Cemetery.

 

A small piece was also listed from the “Morton Journal” and confirms that Vivian and Vinna were the same person.

 

“A 37 year resident of Glenoma Mrs. Vinna Scalf, 73, passed away in Morton Tuesday, March 13. She was born April 4, 1888 in Martin County, Kentucky.

 

She is survived by her husband…”--- Article ends here.  (Courtesy of Lewis County Historical Museum)


1910 Lewis Co WA             5 May 1910          Mineral Creek Precinct

HISKER, Henry Head

34

1976

GERM

GERM

GERM

 
                Martha Wife

29

1881

GERM

GERM

GERM

 
SCALF, Lee Boarder

20

1890

KY

KY

KY

 


WWI Registration Card

Name: Lee Vasco Scalf
Age: 27
Home Address: Randle, WA
Date of Birth: October 5, 1889                  (Link to original document)
Born: Pike CO, KY
Employer: G.W. Morris
Occupation: U.S. mail carrier
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of eyes: Gray
Color of Hair: Brown
Date: June 5, 1917


1930 Lewis Co WA             11-14 April 1930                 Verndale Precinct

SCALF, Lee Head

40

1890

KY

KY

KY

 
          Vina  Wife

43

1887

KY

KY

KY

 
          Verna Bernice Niece

6

1924

WA

KY

WA

daughter of Jerry Scalf 

MURIE, Archibald Uncle

48

1882

KY

KY

KY

 
CHAFFIN, William Uncle in law

25

1905

KY

KY

KY

 


1940 Lewis Co WA             29 April 1940                 Verndale Precinct

SCALF, Lee V. Head 50 1890 KY
           Vinna Wife 49 1891 KY

 

 

WWII Registration Card:

Name: Lee Scalf
Address: Glenoma, Lewis County, Washington
Age: 52
Date of birth: October 5, 1889               (Link to document)
Place of birth: Pike County, Kentucky
Person who will know your address: Frank Christian, Glenoma, Washington
Occupation: Farmer

RAINEY VALLEY CEMETERY LISTINGS:

 

Scalf, Lee               1889 – 1967

Scalf, Dinna            1888 – 1967

 

The death date for Dinna should be 1962. Her husband Lee died in 1967.

  

 

CALLIE SCALF
Daughter of
Henry Amos “Witch” Scalf and Sarah Jane Music
Callie<Henry A<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

“Callie Scalf, born March 19, 1892, married, August 15, 1921, Thomas A. Saunders, born May 13, 1883, died May 3, 1959. They were parents of six children: A daughter died infant, Thomas M., Evelyn, Arleen, Donald, and Gilbert.” (Chronicles of the Scalf Family)

Callie and her husband Thomas were found on the 1930 census of Lewis County, Washington. Note that Saunders was spelled “Sounders” on this census. No further information is known. For a list of the marriages of the children of Thomas and Callie see Chronicles of the Scalf Family.

1930 Lewis Co WA             8 April 1930                        Granite Precinct

SOUNDERS, Thomas Head

48

1882

CAN

ENG

CAN

 
               Callie Wife

38

1892

KY

KY

KY

 
               Thomas, Jr. Son

6

1924

WA

CAN

KY

 
               Evylin Dau

4 10/12

1925

WA

CAN

KY

 
               Aileen Dau

2 7/12

1927

WA

CAN

KY

 
               Donald Son

2/12

1930

WA

CAN

KY

 

 

THERESA ANN (ANNA) SCALF
Daughter of
Henry Amos “Witch” Scalf and Sarah Jane Music
Theresa A<Henry A<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Theresa Ann Scalf, (aka as Anna) was the third daughter born to Henry Amos “Witch” Scalf and Sarah Jane Music Scalf. Anna was born about 1894 according to the writings of Henry Scalf and her headstone at Rainey Valley Cemetery.  She died 1918 according to the cemetery records of Lewis County, Washington.

Martin Willard has a birth date of 1895 and a death date of 1918. An article listed on the Lewis County, website also lists a death date of 1918 but no birth date.

Henry P. Scalf corresponded with several family members in Lewis County, Washington at the writing of Chronicles of the Scalf Family. An excerpt from the writings of Henry concerning Ann Scalf Morris is listed here:

“Anna Scalf, born October 12, 1894, married Wallace Morris”

In the home of her parents (Amos and Sarah) in 1900 Pike County, Kentucky, her birth estimates around 1895 and the same again in 1910 in Lewis County, Washington. However, her headstone at Rainey Valley Cemetery lists the following:

Morris, Anna         1894 - 1918 Mother & Infant

Considering the above information, it appears that Theresa Ann (Anna Scalf) Morris died in childbirth in 1918. Her infant child was buried with her if the headstone was transcribed correctly. Anna would have been 23 or 24 years old when she died.

Anna married George Wallace Morris, Sr. and had three living children before she died according to the 1920 census of Lewis County, Washington. The census records list Anna’s husband’s name as Wallace. The cemetery records list his name as Geo. Wallace Morris, Sr.

A link to an article concerning Theresa Ann Scalf is listed here for further information on this family. The author of this article believed that Theresa (aka Anna) Scalf Morris was the daughter of John Scalf. However, records reveal that she was the daughter of Amos Scalf and Sarah Jane Music Scalf Keesee.

http://files.usgwarchives.org/wa/lewis/history/lch-pt7.txt

Also see Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter VIII, by Henry P. Scalf.

Anna (Theresa) Scalf Morris is buried at Rainey Valley Cemetery in Lewis County, Washington. Her father and her mother’s parents (Rev. Andy Music and Emily Bowen Music) are buried there as well.

Anna’s husband, George Wallace Morris, Sr. and his second wife, Cynthia Elizabeth Scruggs are also buried at Rainey Valley

The second wife of Wallace Morris, Cynthia Elizabeth Scruggs was the daughter of Andy and Vashtie Music Scruggs. A relationship between Sarah Jane Music and Vashtie is unknown at this time but we feel they were most likely related. Vashtie is also buried in the same cemetery. (See Rainey Valley Cemetery Listings)

Rainey Valley Cemetery – Lewis County, Washington

Morris, Anna                        1894 - 1918 Mother & Infant
(Daughter of Henry Amos Scalf and Sarah Jane Music Scalf Keesee)

Morris, Elizabeth                  03/17/1902 - 10/20/91
(Second wife of Wallace Morris)

Morris, Geo. Wallace, Sr.     04/10/1893 - 10/14/82
(Husband of Anna Scalf and Cynthia Elizabeth Scruggs).

Morris, Hubert      4/21/15 - 10/14/75 Beloved Husband
(Son of Wallace and Cynthia Elizabeth Scruggs Morris)

Morris, Barbara     1929 - 1998 Beloved Wife & Mother (Wife Hubert Morris)

Scruggs, Vashtie   01/01/1872 – 02/21/61
(Vashtie Music Scruggs, mother of Cynthia Elizabeth Scruggs Morris)

Morris, Willard     1917 - 1997 (brass plate, grave includes Wife's ashes)
(Son of Wallace Morris and Theresa Ann Scalf Morris)

Anna Scalf and Wallace Morris were found living with their parents next door to each other in 1910.


1910 Lewis Co WA              23 April 1910   Verndale Precinct

SCALF, Amos. Head

50

1860

KY

VA

VA

 
              Sarah J. Wife

52

1858

KY

KY

KY

 
              Emma Son

22

1888

KY

VA

KY

 
              Lee Son

20

1890

KY

VA

KY

 
              Callie Dau

18

1892

KY

VA

KY

 
              Annie Son

15

1895

KY

VA

KY

 
              Nora Dau

13

1897

KY

VA

KY

 
              Jerry Son

10

1900

KY

VA

KY

 


1910 Lewis Co WA              23 April 1910   Verndale Precinct

MORRIS, John W. 

Head

33

1867

KY

WV

VA

 

                 Cynthia

Wife

34

1866

KY

KY

KY

7 born, 6 living

                 Wallace

Son

14

1896

KY

WV

KY

 

                 Earl

Son

13

1897

KY

WV

KY

 

                 Grace

Dau

10

1900

KY

WV

KY

 

                 Herbert

Son

7

1903

KY

WV

KY

 

                 Clara

Dau

4

1906

KY

WV

KY

 

                 Willie

Son

2

1908

KY

WV

KY

 

From a study of the census records, it appears that Wallace Morris married Anna Scalf around 1913 according to the birth of their first child Lee but may have married a year or so earlier allowing for the ages listed on the census records. If 1913 is correct, Anna would have been 19 years old when they married.

Anna may have died at the birth of their last child, listed as “infant” on her headstone. The last living child was Willard born 1917.

Wallace then remarried to Cynthia Elizabeth Scruggs and was found with his second wife on the 1920 Lewis County census.

1920 Lewis Co WA             7-10 January 1920              Randle Precinct

MORRIS, Wallace G.

Head

26

1894

KY

KY

KY

 

                 Cynthia E.

Wife

17

1903

KY

KY

KY

 

                 Lee

Son

6

1914

WA

KY

KY

 

                 Hubert

Son

4

1916

WA

KY

KY

 

                 Willard

Son

2 4/12

1917

WA

KY

KY

 

In 1930 Wallace and Elizabeth were found with the children of Wallace and Anna in the home and now have three children of their own. Cynthia Elizabeth’s mother, Vashtie Music Scruggs is also living in the home as well as Elizabeth’s brother Archie.


1930 Lewis Co WA             2 & 3 April 1930                 Randle Precinct

MORRIS, Wallace G. Head

36

1894

KY

KY

KY

 
              Elizabeth S. Wife

28

1903

KY

KY

KY

 
              Lee Son

16

1914

WA

KY

KY

 
              Hubert Son

14

1916

WA

KY

KY

 
              Willard Son

12

1918

WA

KY

KY

 
              Darlene Dau

9

1921

WA

KY

KY

 
              Irene Dau

6

1924

WA

KY

KY

 
             Wallace, Jr. Son

3 7/12

1926

WA

KY

KY

 
SCRUGGS, Vashti Mother in law

59

1871

KY

NC

NC

 
             Archie Brother in law

30

1900

KY

KY

KY

 

 

NORA SCALF
Daughter of
Henry Amos “Witch” Scalf and Sarah Jane Music
Nora<Henry A<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

“Nora Scalf Born April 12, 1897 Married Carl Smith.” (Chronicles of the Scalf Family)

Nora and her family were found on the 1920 census record of Lewis County, Washington.

Martin Willard provided the names of four children of Carl and Nora:

    
1) Doris Lee Smith.
     2) Carl Smith, Jr.
     3) Lois Jacqueline Smith.
     4) Stanley Edward Smith.

Carl Smith was the son of the immigrant George Peter Schmitt from Hohefield, Germany. George immigrated to the United States in 1881. He married Ottilia Deihms born in Remlinger, Germany 1863.

1920 Lewis Co WA             24 January 1920                 Granite Precinct

SMITH, Carl Head

31

1889

WA

GERM

GERM

 
              Nora A. Wife

22

1898

KY

KY

KY

 

 

JEREMIAH (JERRY) SCALF
Son of
Henry Amos “Witch” Scalf & Sarah Jane Music
Jerry<Henry A<Jeremiah<Brittan<John Scalf, Sr<Lewis Scalf

“Jerry Scalf was born December 10, 1899, married Nellie Larson. Three daughters by this marriage; Verna, Myrtle, and Dora. Jerry remarried second to Virginia Morriel. Three sons by this marriage: Paul, David and Morris. (Chronicles of the Scalf Family)

Jerry and his sister, Callie Scalf, were living with their mother and stepfather in 1920 in Lewis County, Washington and in 1930 Jerry was a boarder in the home of Fred Lindsley or Lindsey.

A daughter, Dora, was living in the home of her grandmother, Sarah Jane Music Scalf Keesee in 1930. Another daughter, Verna, was living in the home of Jerry’s brother, Lee Scalf and his wife Vina in 1930.

An article is listed concerning this family at the Lewis County, Washington website. The article is listed under William (Willie) and Leonard Lindberg.

A link is provided here.
http://files.usgwarchives.org/wa/lewis/history/lch-pt6.txt

OBITUARY OF JERRY SCALF DATED JANUARY 11, 1995:

 

Jerry W. Scalf died, a longtime resident of Glenoma, died in Tacoma on Dec. 29. He was 95. Scalf was born to Amos and Sarah Jane Scalf in Pike County, Ky., in 1899. The family migrated to Washington state in 1911, settling in Glenoma. It was there that he met and married Nellie Larson in 1922 and the couple moved to Onalaska. She died in 1926. Scalf then moved to Tacoma where he worked as a barber for most of his life. He married Virginia Morrell in 1930 and the couple was together for more than 50 years before her death in 1987. He is survived by two daughters, Verna Lowler of Challis, Idaho, and Dora Arnott of Roy, Wash.; three sons, Paul Scalf of Puyallup, David Scalf of Prineville, Ore., and Morris Scalf of Eatonville; and numerous nieces and nephews. (Obituary – Morton Journal, 01/11/95 - Courtesy of Lewis County Historical Museum)

 

Children of Jerry Scalf and Nellie Larson:

 

      1) Verna Scalf Lowler of Challis, Idaho.

      2) Dora Arnott of Roy, Washington.

      3) Paul Scalf of Puyallup.

      4) David Scalf of Prineville, Ore.

      5) Morris Scalf of Eatonville.

 

Jerry was listed on the 1920 and 1930 censuses:

WWI Registration Card

Name: Jerry Scalf
Age: 18
Home Address: Onalaska, WA
Date of Birth: December 10, 1899                    (Link to original document)
Employer: Henry Hall (mill)
Occupation: Operating log haul
Place of employment: Onalaska, Lewis CO, WA
Nearest relative: Sarah Keesee - mother
Nearest relative address: Chehalis, Lewis CO, WA

Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of eyes: Brown
Color of Hair: Brown
Date: September 12, 1918

1920 Lewis Co WA             5 January 1920    Agate Precinct

KEESEE, Booker Head

55

1865

KY

KY

VA

 
                Sarrah J. Wife

57

1863

KY

VA

KY

 
SCALF, Callie S. Step dau

27

1893

KY

KY

KY

 
KEESEE, Margrett Dau

25

1895

KY

KY

KY

 
                Everett Son

23

1897

KY

KY

KY

 
SCALF, Jerry Step son

20

1900

KY

KY

KY

 
KEESEE, John B. Son

17

1903

KY

KY

KY

 


1930 Pierce Co WA                           17-22 April 1930                 Tacoma

LINDSLEY, Fred D. Head

49

1881

PA

NY

ENG

 
SCALF, Jerry Lodger

30

1900

KY

KY

KY

 


1940 Pierce CO WA                           11 April 1940                      Woodrow Precinct

SCALF, Jerry Head 40 1900 KY
         Virginia Wife 36 1904 MT
         Verna   Dau 16 1924 WA
          Myrtle Dau 15 1925 WA
          Doris Dau 14 1926 WA
          Paul Son   8 1932 WA
          David Son   6 1934 WA
          Morris Son   4 1936 WA

 

BOOKER T. KEESEE

And

Sarah Jane (Music) Scalf

 

After the death of Amos Scalf, Sarah Jane Music Scalf married Booker T. Keesee about 1917 in Chehalis, Washington. Booker was widowed as well and had several children. Booker had also moved from Kentucky to Washington. The following information was obtained from a History Of Lewis County, page 209 written by Ethel Rutherford. (Courtesy of the Lewis County Historical Museum)

 

“Booker T. Keesee was born August 9, 1864 in Right Fork, Pond Creek, Kentucky and died December 13, 1939.”

 

He came to Washington State from Pike County, Kentucky around 1907-1908.  He was married previously to Caroline Evie (Maynard) Keesee May 1905.  Caroline was born October 19, 1865 and died May 1905 shortly before Booker moved to Washington State. They were married June 19, 1884 in Pike County, Kentucky.

 

Children of Booker T. Keesee and Caroline Evie Maynard:

 

     1) Ida Keesee – born April 30, 1885 Pike County, Kentucky.  Married Dallas T. Bogar April 28, 1910 in Chehalis, Washington. Ida died April 11, 1974 and is buried at Claquato Cemetery in Chehalis.
     2) George Wilby Keesee – born June 9, 1887 in Piso, Kentucky. Married 1) Rosa Zettie Bevins June 15, 1907 in Meta, Kentucky.  2) Lucy Randle. George died October 27, 1964 and is buried at Rainey Valley Cemetery in Glenoma, Washington.
     3) Margaret “Maggie” Keesee – born March 21, 1894 in Piso, Kentucky. Married Lawrence B. Tully April 23, 1920. She died 1970 and is buried at Sumner, Washington.
     4) Everett Keesee – born January 27, 1897 in Kentucky. Married Sarah Jane Music June 1921. He died March 20,1983 and is buried at Rainey Valley Cemetery in Glenoma, Washington.
     5) Rebecca Elizabeth “Lizzy” Keesee – born June 9, 1899 in Kentucky.  Married David F. Curry December 24, 1917 and died February 28, 1920.

     6)
John Birdie Keesee – born March 30, 1902 in Kentucky. Married Claire Morris in 1923. John died December 13, 1939 and is buried at Rainey Valley Cemetery.

 

We know of no children born to Booker and Sarah Jane Music Scalf Keesee. Sarah Jane Music Scalf Keesee and her second husband, Booker T. Keesee lived near Morton, Washington.

 

This family was found on the 1920 and 1930 census of Lewis County, Washington.  Dora Marie listed on the 1930 census in the home of Booker and Sarah and listed as Booker’s step-granddaughter appears to have been the daughter of Jerry, son of Amos and Sarah.

 

1920 Lewis Co WA              5 January 1920                    Agate Precinct

 

KEESEE, Booker

Head

55

1865

KY

KY

VA

 
                Sarrah J.

Wife

57

1863

KY

VA

KY

 
SCALF, Callie S.

Step dau

27

1893

KY

KY

KY

 
KEESEE, Margrett

Dau

25

1895

KY

KY

KY

 
                Everett

Son

23

1897

KY

KY

KY

 
SCALF, Jerry

Step son

20

1900

KY

KY

KY

 
KEESEE, John B.

Son

17

1903

KY

KY

KY

 

 

1930 Lewis Co WA              2-4 April 1930       Verndale Precinct

 

KEESEE, Booker 

Head

65

1865

KY

US

VA

 
               Sarah Jane 

Wide

71

1859

KY

VA

KY

 
SCALF, Dora Marie

Step g-dau

4

1926

WA

KY

WA

daughter of Jerry Scalf


Dora Marie Scalf, daughter of Jeremiah (Jerry Scalf) was living in the home of her grandmother, Sarah Jane Music Scalf Keesee in 1930.

 

Both Booker and Sarah Jane Music Scalf Keesee are buried at the Rainey Valley Cemetery in Chehalis (Lewis County) Washington along with other family members. 

 

The fact that Booker was also living in Kentucky and moved to Chehalis during the same time these families moved, suggests there might have been some type of relationship between the families of either Booker or his deceased wife, Caroline Maynard Keesee and the Scalf family or some of the other families that traveled to Washington State with them.

 

A link to the article posted on the Lewis County website is listed here concerning the first family of Booker T. Keesee, Jr.

http://files.usgwarchives.org/wa/lewis/history/lch-pt5.txt 

 

A photograph of Booker T. Keesee and Sarah Jane Music Scalf Keesee will be posted at a later date.

 

Listed below is an excerpt from an email received from Martin Willard, son of Norman Willard Jr. and g-grandson of Henry Amos Scalf and Sarah Jane Music Scalf Keesee.

 

“I talked to my father again about the pictures. He does not believe that the woman on the porch in Chehalis was Gramma Kessee because Gramma Kessee was such a small woman, he says.  But he thinks the one with him in uniform may well be Gramma Kessee.  My father tells a nice story about Grandma Keesee.  He said that when he was visiting her once in Morton, WA, he had flown to WA from San Francisco.  When he told her about flying in from SF, she said, "It's the only way to travel."  He also said that she had a salve she would make, using various plants, for treating burns.  Unfortunately, no one else could make it because she kept the recipe a secret.” (Martin Willard).

 

End Jeremiah Scalf

  

JOHN HENRY SCALF
Son of
Brittan Scalf & Talitha Couch
John Henry<Brittan<John Scalf Sr<Lewis Scalf

John Henry Scalf was born about 1825 - 1827 in Russell County, Va. John died at Buffalo Creek (Endicott) Floyd County, Kentucky in May of 1864. John Henry married Clarinda Sellards March 25, 1856. Clarinda was born Feb. 10, 1840 and died Jan. 1914 at Dassell, (Meeker County) Minnesota. She was the daughter of Thomas Sellards and Mary Clark.

Very little can be added to the life of John Henry Scalf. Henry P. Scalf wrote the story of this family in his book Chronicles of the Scalf Family and here we excerpt a section of his writings concerning the John Henry Scalf family. Typing errors were corrected and placed in parentheses.

“John Scalf, although of Confederate sympathy, determined to stay out of the struggle if he could. To all overtures that he join with his brothers, he turned a deaf ear. He had his family to guard and feed. Assiduously applying himself to his farm he began to accumulate livestock and feed. But for the war he could look around his acres with a measure of satisfaction.

The internecine struggle waxed fierce in the valley. Jackson's Confederates stalked Blackburn's Unionists. Dow Elkins, searching the countryside for Blackburn, was killed by the accidental discharge of his rifle as he talked with his fiancée at her door step. Finally Jackson and Blackburn met in battle and John P. McGuire was killed. Seeking revenge, Jackson and his adherents, ambushed Blackburn and shot his brains out.

The roar of the partisan guns, a few miles from the John Scalf home, had scarcely died when his fourth child, a daughter, Mary Elizabeth, was born June 14, 1863. While the babe lay in its cradle the partisans of the South roamed the valley but they inflicted no harm on the John Scalf family for they knew for all his facade of neutrality his sympathies were with the Confederacy. Someday, he feared, the Union guerrillas would come.

A few months after the birth of his daughter the dreaded event occurred. Men swarmed over his farm and at the point of guns robbed his pantry and smokehouse of all the food on the place. With their bayonets they ripped the featherbeds apart.  Much of the furniture was burned in the yard while John stood helpless and his wife and children cried.

The bogs (hogs) and cattle were butchered on the farm and the meat packed on their horses. A team of horses with which John did his farm work were taken from the barn and driven away. When they left the Scalf farm that bitter winter day the family was destitute. Their neighbors, stricken as they, were impoverished, too, particularly the family of James W. Sellards, brother of Clarinda Scalf. The guerrillas left only the roofs over their heads and the clothes they wore. A hundred years later the dastardly deed was still green in the traditions of the Scalf and Sellards descendants.

John Scalf and his wife's kinsmen of the Sellards Settlement, faced the spectre of starvation and want, comforted each other by a division of food that escaped the clutching bands of the jackals. The weeks wore away and spring came. John, without a team with which to plow, fell fiercely upon his soil with band tools. He dug and planted. Weak from lack of food and hard work he took pneumonia and died in May 1964 (1864).” (Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter VIII)

John Henry was found only on the 1860 Pike County, Kentucky census with his wife, Clarinda, and sons, Solomon and John C. B. After the death of John Henry, Clarinda remarried to Jefferson Shortridge October 1869. This couple, along with her parents and several other family members moved to Dassel (Meeker Co) Minnesota.


1860 Pike Co KY                24 July 1860         District #1

SCALF, John

34

1826

VA

              Clarinda 

21

1839

KY

              Solomon

3

1857

KY

              John C.B.

1

1859

KY

Clarinda then married Jefferson Shortridge by the enumeration of the 1870 census of Meeker County, Minnesota. Henry P. Scalf states the marriage took place October 1869. Clarinda, her parents, some siblings and her children had made the trip to Minnesota sometime between 1866 and 1869.

The 1870 census of Meeker County, Minnesota lists Clarinda and Jefferson Shortridge with the children of Clarinda and John Henry Scalf in the home.

On the 1880 census of Meeker County Jefferson and Clarinda and Jefferson now have five children, the oldest being born about 1871. James and Mary Scalf, children of John Henry Scalf were also in the home, the others probably were married at this time.


1870 Meeker Co MN          3 August 1870      Swan Lake Twsp                Dassel

SHORTRIDGE, Jeff

24

1846

VA

                  Clarinda

30

1840

KY

                  Solomon

12

1858

KY

                  John B.C. 

10

1860

KY

                  James W.

8

1862

KY

                  Mary D.

6

1864

KY

1875 MN Territorial & State Census        Meeker County            Swan Lake

SHORTRIDGE, Jefferson 28 1846 VA VA VA
                 Clarinda 35 1840 KY VA VA
SCAFF, Solomon 18 1857 KY VA KY
           Breckinridge, John 16 1859 KY VA KY
SCALF, James W. 13 1862 KY VA KY
SCALF, Mary D.               10 1865 KY VA KY
SHORTRIDGE, Sesn F.   4 1871 MN VA KY
SHORTRIDGE, Ellen M.   9 1866 MN VA KY

Clarinda is not listed below her husband on this census. It is possible this was due to the fact the enumerator might have felt she should be listed above her children from her first marriage; however, this is only speculation and it is unknown why she was listed this way.


1880 Meeker Co MN          7 June 1880          Swan Lake

SHORTRIDGE, Jefferson

Self

45

1835

WV

WV

WV

 
                      Susanah

Dau

9

1871

MN

WV

KY

 
                      Ellen

Dau

7

1873

MN

WV

KY

 
                     William

Son

5

1875

MN

WV

KY

 
                      Joseph

Son

2

1878

MN

WV

KY

 
                      Eley

Dau

2/12

1880

MN

WV

KY

 
                     Clearinda 

Wife

40

1840

KY

KY

KY

 
SCALF, James

S-son

18

1862

KY

KY

KY

 
SCALF, Mary

S-dau

16

1864

KY

KY

KY

 

A correction to the writings of Henry P. Scalf is noted here. Henry believed that Clarinda had died and her husband remarried. A paragraph from his writings is listed here:

“Clarinda Sellards Scalf, born Feb. 10, 1840, died January, 1914 and her second husband, Jefferson Shortridge, survived until April, 1933. She buried in Dassel Cemetery, and Jefferson, who remarried, is buried at Minneapolis.” (Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter VIII)

By 1900 the census records show that Jefferson Shortridge had died and Clarinda Sellards Scalf Shortridge was living in the home of her son John Breckenridge Scalf. She was listed as a widow on this census. Clarinda was not found after the 1900 census and it is assumed she did die on the date stated above but her husband, Jefferson Shortridge surely died before 1900 since she was listed as a widow here.


1900 Meeker Co MN          6 June 1900                         Dassel Township

SCALF, J. (John) B. (Breckenridge)

Head

39

1861

KY

VA

KY

 
SHORTRIDGE, Clarinda

Mother

61

1839

KY

KY

KY

Widow

 

THOMAS SELLARDS & MARY CLARK
Parents of
Clarinda Scalf Shortridge

Clarinda’s parents, Thomas and Mary Clark Sellards were found living nearby Clarinda and Jefferson Shortridge in Meeker County, Minnesota.

1870 Meeker Co MN          4 August 1870      Swan Lake Twsp  Dassel

SELLARDS, Thomas

65

1805

KY

                     Mary

55

1815

KY

                     Thomas

16

1854

KY

                     William

13

1857

KY

                     Mary

8

1862

KY


1880 Meeker Co MN          1 June 1880                         Swan Lake Twsp Dassel

SELLARDS, Thomas

Head

73

1807

KY

WV

WV

 
                     Mary

Wife

62

1818

KY

NC

NC

 

 

SOLOMON SCALF
Son of
John Henry Scalf & Clarinda Sellards
Solomon<John Henry<Brittan<John Scalf Sr<Lewis Scalf

Solomon Scalf was born March 27, 1857. He was the oldest child of John Henry Scalf and Clarinda Sellards. Solomon and his brother John Breckenridge were living in the home of Joel Smith in 1880 Meeker County, Minnesota as boarders. By 1900 Solomon had married and was living in Ward County, North Dakota.

Henry Scalf states the following concerning Solomon and his wife:

“Solomon Scalf was the first to leave the parental home. He married Mary Frances Fuller, Jan. 28, 1883. They were the parents of six children, all born at Dassel. Solomon is best described by a nephew who knew him intimately, and said: "Solomon was a patient and enduring man, never unkind and always considerate of others.

Solomon homesteaded at Norma, North Dakota, in 1900 and at one-time, he and his half-brother, William Shortridge, conducted the Lewis Store, an establishment widely patronized. In 1908 he moved to near Coronach, Sasketchewan, Canada, a small hamlet north of the Montana border. It was 25 miles to Scobey, Montana, the grain center of the region and Solomon freighted his wheat there. In 1925 he moved to Coronach where he died, June 3, 1932. His widow survived until February 1937, and died at Centralia, Washington.” (Chronicles of the Scalf Family, Chapter VIII)

The census records of 1900 Ward County, North Dakota lists Solomon and his family. However, his wife’s name is not Mary or Frances. His wife’s name is Vera or Vina F. Scalf on this census.  The first child, John H. was born about 1885 according to the census and would coincide with the marriage date of 1883 as stated by Henry P. Scalf. Vera is listed as 34 years old on this census with an estimated birth date of 1866.

 

By 1910, Solomon’s wife is listed as Mary F. and her age is 43 with an estimated birth date of 1867, which is very close to the age of Vera from the 1900 census. We cannot determine if Vera/Vina and Mary Frances were the same person but it does appear that the enumerator either made a mistake or Mary Frances had three names.

 

The death of Mary Frances Fuller is confirmed at the link listed below. She was born 1865 and died 1937 in Centralia (Lewis County) Washington. She is buried at Salkum (Mt. Hope) Cemetery in Lewis County, Washington.

 

Several of the Fuller family members are buried here. http://files.usgwarchives.org/wa/lewis/cemeteries/salkum.txt

 

OBIT OF MARY FRANCES FULLER SCALF DATED 12 FEB, 1937:

 

Mary Frances Scalf, 71, died Saturday morning in a local hospital. She was born September 26, 1866, in Virginia. She is survived by four sons, John of Cottage Grove, Ore.; James and William of Harmony where the deceased made her home, and George of Yorktown, Canada; a brother, James A. Fuller of Salkum; two sisters, Mrs. Roxie DeLong of Centralia and Mrs. Henry Hammill of Stanfield, Ore., and 19 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Salkum church, and interment was in the Salkum cemetery under the direction of the Fissell Funeral Home. (Courtesy, Lewis County Historical Museum)

 
1880 Meeker Co MN          18 June1880         Swan Lake
 

Smith, Joel B.

Head

41

1839

NY

NY

PA

          Sarah

Wife

34

1846

NY

SCOT

NY

          Arthur

Son

11

1869

NY

NY

NY

          Etta

Dau

7

1873

MN

NY

NY

RUNQUIST, Karin

Servant

18

1862

SWED

SWED

SWED

SCALF, Salmon

Boarder

22

1858

KY

KY

KY

SCALF, Breckenridge

Boarder

20

1860

KY

KY

KY


1885 MN Territorial & State Census        Meeker County           2 June 1885                     Dassel

SCALF, Solemn 27 1858 KY
         Frances 19 1866 MN
         John H.   1 1884 MN


1895 MN Territorial & State Census        Meeker County           12 June 1895                     Collinwood

SCALF, Solemon 38 1857 KY Lived in state for 31 years & district for 8 years
       Francis M. 29 1866 MN  
       John Henry 11 1884 MN  
       James H.     6 1889 MN  
       Willie Leslie   3 1892 MN  
       Clarence E. 1/12 1895 MN  
SHORTRIDGE, Ellen 22 1873 MN  


1900 Ward Co ND              1 June 1900          Township 161      Range 87

SCALF, Solomon

Head

43

1857

KY

KY

KY

 
              Vera F.

Wife

34

1866

MN

VA

VA

 
              John H.

Son

15

1885

MN

KY

MN

 
              James H.

Son

10

1890

MN

KY

MN

 
              William L.

Son

8

1892

MN

KY

MN

 
              George E.

Son

3

1897

MN

KY

MN

 


1910 Renville Co ND          3 & 4 May 1910   Fairbanks Township

SCALF, Solomon

Head

53

1857

KY

US

KY

 
              Mary F.

Wife

43

1867

MN

VA

VA

 
              William

Son

18

1892

MN

KY

VA

 
              George E.

Son

13

1897

MN

KY

VA

 


1916 Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta, Canada Census

SCALF, Solomon Head 58 1858 Home - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
          Frances  Wife 50 1866 Home - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
          William Son 24 1892 Home - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
           George Son 19 1897 Home - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan



JOHN HENRY SCALF
Son of
Solomon Scalf & Mary Francis Fuller
John<Solomon<John Henry<Brittan<John Scalf Sr<Lewis Scalf

John Henry Scalf was born February 13, 1884 in Dassel, Meeker County, Minnesota and died 1949 in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington. In 1905, he married Mabel Thorson.

Children of John Henry and Mabel Thorson Scalf:

     1) Erbelle G. Scalf
     2) Martis Coy Scalf
     3) Frances Vernon Scalf
     4) Mara A. Scalf
     5) Kenneth Cordell Scalf
     6) Mercedes Beverly Scalf

1920 Comanche CO OK                    2 January 1920                            Mangan Township

SCALF, John H. Head 35 1885 MN KY VA Accountant - railroad
          Mabel   wife 31 1889 IL IL IA  
          Erbelle         Dau 13 1907 MN MN IL  
          Martis  Son 11 1909 IA MN IL  
          Vernon  Son   8 1912 MT MN IL  
          Marie Dau   6 1914 IA MN IL  
          Kenneth Son 2 3/12 1917 IA MN LI  
          James H.  Brother 31 1889 MN KY VA Material clerk - railroad


1925 Polk CO IA State Census                    1 January 1925           Des Moines        

SCALF, Mabell Head 36 1889 IL Divorced
           Erbella G. Dau 18 1907 IA  
           Martis C. Son 16 1909 IA  
           Francis V. Son 14 1911 IA  
           Marie A. Dau 10 1915 IA  
           Kenneth C. Son   7 1918 IA  
           Mercedes B. Dau   2 1923 IA  


WWI Registration:

Name: John Henry Scalf
Present address: Manly Worth, IA
Date of birth: February 13, 1884               Link to document
Present Occupation: Accountant
Employer's name: C R & P Ry (Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad)
Place of employment: Manly Worth, IA
Nearest relative: Mabel F. Scalf - wife
Address of relative: Manly Worth, IA
Height: Tall
Build: Slender
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Alburn

WWII Registration Card:

Name: John Henry Scalf
Address: Stanfield, Umatilla CO, OR
Age: 58
Date of birth: February 13, 1884               (Link to document)
Place of birth: Dassel, Minnesota
Person who will know your address: William L.Scalf, Stanfield, CA
Employer name and address: U. S. War Department, Umatilla Ordnance Depot, Hermiston, Umatilla CO, OR

 

ERBELLA G. SCALF
Daughter of
John Henry Scalf & Mabel Thorson
Erbella<John<Solomon<John Henry<Brittan<John Scalf Sr<Lewis Scalf

Erbella Scalf, daughter of John Henry Scalf & Mabel Thorson, was born about 1907.

1940 Des Moines CO IA                    3 & 4 April 1940                   Des Moines

SMITH, John Head 56 1884 IA
         Mary Wife 60 1880 IA
SCALF, Erubella Roomer 33 1907 IA
             Marie Roomer 27 1913 IA
             Beverly Roomer 16 1924 IA


 

MARTIS CLEO SCALF
Son of
John Henry Scalf & Mabel Thorson
Martis<John<Solomon<John Henry<Brittan<John Scalf Sr<Lewis Scalf

Martis C. Scalf, son of John Henry Scalf & Mabel Thorson, was born November 14, 1908 in Iowa and died June 1983 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Martis married Helen Ann Harban Cox in the early 1930s. However, Martis and Helen are divorced by 1940. Later, Martis marries Liala Cornelia Osgood on September 16, 1961 in Freeborn Minnesota. Martis was an ordained Pentecostal Minister.

1940 Polk CO IA                              9 April 1940                        Des Moines

SCALF, Helen Head 33 1907 IA                   Divorced
COX, Conrad          Son 15 1925 IA
HARBIAN, Josiah Father 78 1862 England           Widower   
BROWNER, Wm Roomer 29 1911 MO
            Mary Roomer 54 1886 KS

1940 Los Angeles CO CA               20 April 1940                    Los Angeles                          

SCALF, Martis Head 31 1909 IA               Divorced
ABNEY, Arthur W. Partner 30 1910 AR

 


FRANCIS VERNON SCALF
Son of
John Henry Scalf & Mabel Thorson
Vernon<John<Solomon<John Henry<Brittan<John Scalf Sr<Lewis Scalf

1940 Elkhart CO IN                  18 April 1940                  Goshen

SCALF, Vernon Head 29 1911 MT
           Dorothy Wife 29 1911 IA
           Larry Son   2 1938 IA


 

MARIE A. SCALF
Daughter of
John Henry Scalf & Mabel Thorson
Marie<John<Solomon<John Henry<Brittan<John Scalf Sr<Lewis Scalf

Marie Scalf, daughter of John Henry Scalf & Mabel Thorson, was born about 1913.

1940 Des Moines CO IA                    3 & 4 April 1940                   Des Moines

SMITH, John Head 56 1884 IA
         Mary Wife 60 1880 IA
SCALF, Erubella Roomer 33 1907 IA
             Marie Roomer 27 1913 IA
             Beverly Roomer 16 1924 IA


 

KENNETH C. SCALF
Son of
John Henry Scalf & Mabel Thorson
Kenneth<John<Solomon<John Henry<Brittan<John Scalf Sr<Lewis Scalf

1940 Elkhart CO IA                     19 April 1940                        Goshen                       

PETERS, Hal C. Head 67 1873 IN
            Carrie Sister 75 1865 IN
SCALF, Kenneth Son in law 22 1918 IA
              Mary Dau 16 1924 MO

Kenneth Scalf, son of John Henry Scalf & Mabel Thorson, was born about 1918.
 

MERCEDES BEVERLY SCALF
Daughter of
John Henry Scalf & Mabel Thorson
Marie Beverly<John<Solomon<John Henry<Brittan<John Scalf Sr<Lewis Scalf

Mercedes Beverly Scalf, daughter of John Henry Scalf & Mabel Thorson, was born about 1924.

1940 Des Moines CO IA                    3 & 4 April 1940                   Des Moines

SMITH, John Head 56 1884 IA
         Mary Wife 60 1880 IA
SCALF, Erubella Roomer 33 1907 IA
             Marie Roomer 27 1913 IA
             Beverly Roomer 16 1924 IA


 

JAMES HARRISON SCALF
Son of
Solomon Scalf & Mary Francis Fuller
James<Solomon<John Henry<Brittan<John Scalf Sr<Lewis Scalf

James Scalf was born June 6, 1889 in Minnesota and died March 3, 1960 in Hermiston, Umatilla, Oregon. He is buried in the Willamette National Cemetery located in Portland, OR and is buried at Section S Site 1700.

WWI Registration Card:

Name: James Harrison Scalf
Present address: Julian, MT
Date of birth: June 6, 1889               Link to document
Age: 28
Born: Dessell, MO
Occupation: Farm laborer & Mechanic
Married/single: Single
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown

1920 Comanche CO OK                    2 January 1920                            Mangan Township

SCALF, John H. Head 35 1885 MN KY VA Accountant - railroad
          Mabel   wife 31 1889 IL IL IA  
          Erbelle         Dau 13 1907 MN MN IL  
          Martis  Son 11 1909 IA MN IL  
          Vernon  Son   8 1912 MT MN IL  
          Marie Dau   6 1914 IA MN IL  
          Kenneth Son 2 3/12 1917 IA MN LI  
          James H.  Brother 31 1889 MN KY VA Material clerk - railroad

WWII Registration Card:

Name: James Harrison Scalf
Address: Doyle, Lassen, CA
Age: 52
Date of birth: June 6, 1889               (Link to document)
Place of birth: Dassel, Minnesota
Person who will know your address: W. L. Scalf (William Lester Scalf) - Standfield, OR
Employer name and address: Midway Tavern Operator - Doyle, Lassen, CA

 

WILLIAM LESLIE SCALF
Son of
Solomon Scalf & Mary Francis Fuller
William<Solomon<John Henry<Brittan<John Scalf Sr<Lewis Scalf

William Leslie Scalf was born February 7, 1892 in Dassell, Meeker County, Minnesota and died on September 12, 1970 in Seattle, King County, Washington. William married Fern Randall on March 26, 1918. Fern was the sister of Mildred Agnes Randall, who married William Leslie Scalf's brother, George Edward Scalf.  Fern was born June 13, 1900 in Fremont, Nebraska and died October 23, 1930 in Coronach, Saskatchewan, Canada. William Scalf was in the farm implement business and was mayor of a town in Canada. When the depression hit he lost everything including his wife.  He gave up all of the kids and left to find work in the states. 

After Fern (Bill's wife) died in 1930, the children were sent to live with many people.  Bill could not afford to raise seven children on his own.  Four of the children are still living but three are deceased.  I believe all of them eventually moved to the US. (Courtesy Denise Williamson)

Children of William Leslie Scalf and Fern Randall:

     1) Donald Dale Scalf - born December 27, 1918 in Eddyville, Saskatchewan, Canada and died 18 Nov 1977.
     2) Virgil Glen Scalf - born September 16, 1920 in East Poplar, Saskatchewan, Canada
     3) Eugene Vincent Scalf - born November 11, 1921 in East Poplar, Saskatchewan, Canada. He married Ruth Heinle July 7, 1941. She was from Odessa, Russia.
     4) Veryl Clyde Scalf - born September 18, 1924 in Coronach, Saskatchewan, Canada and died 1 May 1986.
     5) Lila Irene Scalf -  born July 25, 1926 in Scobey, Daniels Co., MT, USA and died September 24, 2010 in New Dalles, OR.
     6) Lowell Leslie Scalf - born August 21, 1928 in Coronach, Saskatchewan, Canada
     7) Mervin Manley Scalf - born November 21, 1929 in Coronach, Saskatchewan, Canada and died 22 Jun 2006.

Link to wedding photograph of William Leslie Scalf and Fern Randall
    

Photograph - (Courtesy Denise Williamson)

 

 

WWII Registration Card:

Name: William Leslie Scalf
Address: Stanfield, Umatilla CO, OR
Age: 50
Date of birth: February 7, 1892               (Link to document)
Place of birth: Meeker CO, Minnesota
Person who will know your address: Jim Scalf (brother), Doyle, CA
Employer name and address: U. S. War Department, Umatilla Ordnance Depot, Hermiston, Umatilla CO, OR

We are indebted to Denise Williamson and Virgil Glen Scalf for some of the information and photographs found in this chapter.

1940 Umatilla CO OR                    19 April 1940                    Precinct 31

SCALF, William L. Head 47 1893 MN             Divorced
            Veryl C. Son 15 1925 Canada
            Lila I. Dau 13 1927 MT
            Lowell L. Son 11 1929 Canada
            Melvin M. Son 10 1930 Canada
BRITTON, Eva B. Housekeeper 49 1891 KA

The census data below containing Annetta Scalf was placed below William L. Scalf because it appears that William married Annetta in the 1930s and for some reason they were divorced.

1940 Lane CO OR                            25 April 1940                    Eugene

RUNDLETT, Robert W. Head 57 1883 IA
               Erma P. Wife 52 1888 WI
               John Jr. Father 83 1857 NY
SCALF, Annetta Servant 43 1897 MN                Divorced
CORNACCHIA, Josephine Lodger 23 1917 OR

 


DONALD DALE SCALF
Son of
William Leslie Scalf & Fern Randell
Donald<William<Solomon<John Henry<Brittan<John Scalf Sr<Lewis Scalf

Donald Scalf was born December 27, 1918 in Eddyville, Saskatchewan, Canada and died November 18, 1977.  Donald married Neva McNair and they had two children.  Later, Donald Scalf married Florence Marianne Roberts, the ex-wife of his brother, Mervin Scalf, in 1968.

Children of Donald Scalf and Neva McNair:

     1) William Dale Scalf - born April 28, 1939 and died January 9, 2010.
     2) Mark Eric Scalf - born May 15, 1956 and died October 11, 1985.

 

 

Photograph - (Courtesy Denise Williamson)
 

1940 King CO WA                    15 April 1940                        Star Lake Precinct

SCALF, Donald D. Head 23 1917 Can
           Neva J.    Wife 24 1916 OR
           William D. Son 11/12 1939 OR

 

VIRGIL GLEN SCALF
Son of
William Leslie Scalf & Fern Randell
Virgil<William<Solomon<John Henry<Brittan<John Scalf Sr<Lewis Scalf

Virgil Glen Scalf was born September 16, 1920 in East Poplar, Saskatchewan, Canada. He married Ruth Burns on August 6, 1940 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada. A few years later, on March 18, 1947, Virgil married Wilma Potts in Seattle, Washington. 

On March 4, 1952, Virgil became a U. S. Citizen. (Link to naturalization document)

 

EUGENE VINCENT SCALF
Son of
William Leslie Scalf & Fern Randell
Eugene<William<Solomon<John Henry<Brittan<John Scalf Sr<Lewis Scalf

Eugene Vincent Scalf was born November 11, 1921 in East Poplar, Saskatchewan, Canada. He married Ruth Heinle July 7, 1941. Ruth was born July 17, 1920 in North Dakota and died June 2, 2004 in Arizona. Ruth's mother was from Odessa, Russia.

Child of Eugene Scalf & Ruth Heinle:

     1) Dennis Marlow Scalf
 

1940 Cowlitz CO WA                        27 April 1940                        Jackson Precinct

PETERSON, Charles Head 61 1879 MN
               Majorie Wife 59 1881 KS
SCALF, Eugene Farm hand 19 1921 MT


U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records

Name: Eugene V Scalf
Birth Year: 1921
Race: White, citizen (White)
State of Residence: Oregon<