Cherry Tree Map/Residents

Cherry Tree Map of 1940's (Mt. Gay Post Office)

Cherry Tree Map of 1940’s (Mt. Gay Post Office)

Residents fo Cherry Tree, Whites Addition and Fisher Bottom as remembered by Bruce Davidson. This list was abstracted and edited by Robert McCormack.Editing was based on notes from Helen (Tarkany) Piros and from his own memories.“As a child I heard many times that at one time there were two very large cherry treesin the upper end of Cherry Tree. about where Steve Tarkany’s “Handy Andy Grocery” later stood . –Robert McCormack.Additions and corrections are welcome. It is not possible to indicate what period of time any family lived in these homes.In some instances, only one or two members are known.In many instances the names of the parents are not known.You can check census records or tax records to further pinpoint when a family resided in Cherry Tree.Much of the community has disappeared due to the economy, floods, etc.—Robert E. McCormack

1 Zeberoski, Benny
2 R C Cola Plant
3 Ross Adkins Grocery; Adkins, Arlene, Imogene
4 Browning, Charley, Arthur
5 Sam’s Place (Beer Garden)
6 Cherico Grocery; Cherico, Joe
7 Smith, Stanley, Esther, Alice, Nettie, Helen & Sarah  (Large Victorian house)
8 Butter Crust Bakery (later name changed to Sunbeam Bread)
9 Nord, Louis, Ward, Annabell (Enyart)
10 Stone, Charlie, Anita
11 Dee Dee Donuts, owned by Roland Belladona (about 1947-Eddie Atkins; Mildred Hannah worked there-and always gave me extra donuts -Robert McCormack)
12 Smith, Ray
13 Ratz, Steve, Virginia, Steve Junior, Virginia, Mike
14 Steve’s Duco Shop
15 Seagraves, Ernest; Walker, Ralph,Gay; Reed, John; Nagy, Alex Jr
16 Nagy’s Grocery
17 Nagy, Alex Sr (residence was over the garage)
18 Napier; Mabrey, Louise , Sidney (daughter & grand daughter of Richard and Myrtle Herald)
19 Herald, Richard, Myrtle (Richard Herald was a Logan County deputy sheriff. House was built in the 1940’s -Myrtle Herald lived there alone in later years -Helen Piros)
20 Brick duplex home; Biggs, Jim, Carrie, Billy, Elbert, Mildred; Piros, Joe Sr, Helen, Joe Jr, Bobby; Other side: Tarkany, Steve, Anna; (Steve Tarkany built a cable shop on the rear of the lot next to the railroad.)
21 Vacant lot belonged to Edward Atkins.
22 Tarkany, John, Anna (Sterz); Nagy, Julia (mother of John Tarkany); Tarkany, Margaret, Anna, Goldie, Helen, Elizabeth, Ruby (Six daughters of John and Anna Tarkany -Helen Piros)
23 John Tarkany’s Grocery -an addition to the Tarkany home.
24 Hickman, Rev Hattie; Sexton, Emma; (Rev. Hickman was pastor of the Pilgrim Holiness Church and Emma was her house mate and personal assistant. Later Emma Sexton became a nurse and worked at the Logan General Hospital -Robert McCormack)
25 Sansom, Oscar, Harriet, Sonia; Adkins, Roscoe; Samson, David (son of George Samson)
26 Browning, Elmer, Excel, Jean, Naomi, Doris; Hager, Margaret, Bobby
27 Handy Andy Grocery owned by Steve Tarkany (Building Purchased from Mr. Shoemaker who made, sold and repaired shoes. -Helen Piros Mr Shoemaker was really Edwin Kohotek but since it was hard to pronounce he was called “Mr. Shoemaker”.-Eddie Atkins)
27A Upstairs apartments: Piros, Joe, Helen, Joe Jr, Bobby, (1939-1946); Tarkany, Steve, Anna; Kathleen and ED ? (Kaddy is a sister to Bruce Davidson); Szakel, Elsie, Ronnie, Bobby, Tina, Anne -Helen Piros
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29 Stacy, Alice, Clarence; Hartman, Vivian
30 Long, Milford
31 Cherry Tree Grade School, Logan County, WV, Grades 1-4 (built about 1917, one of the carpenters was L. E. Steele (Ed), father of Edna Steele who married Doc Erwin Hall, owner of Halls Drug Store). -Eddie Atkins
32 Kidd, Dwight, Victor
33 ESSO Service Station -John Bush Sr,. John Bush Jr
34 Hall, Arthur
35 .Bush, John Sr.
36 Cline, Warren; Coffee, Ethel Mae, Gene, Juanita, June Bub; Stone, Charles,, Anita; Butcher, Bertie, Bertie Jr
37 Gore, Bill (Willie), Estel, Mary, Sally
38 McCormack, Clovis (CB) Virginia, Ronald, Bobby (Virginia was a Logan County teacher, taught piano lessons),
39 Wiley, John, Dallas, Edith, James, Judy; Mays, Alexander (AE), Floria Atless, Bill, Skipper, Harold, Lee, Pete
40 Duplex – Hannah, George, Suzie, Mildred; Davidson, Dora, Bruce; Biggs, Carrie, Billy, Elbert (Carrie Biggs taught Sunday School at the Pilgrim Holiness Church)
41 Pilgrim Holiness Church
42 John Bush warehouse
43 Bush, John Jr, Anna Mae
44 Long, Roscoe, Maude, Barbara
45 Webb, Dexter, Lucy, Richard Lee (Lucy was a daughter of Myrtle Herald across the street)
46 Allen, Herb, Tressie (Logan Co School bus driver); Upstairs apartment above garage on back of lot) ; Porter, Bill
47 Atkins, Edward, Kayte, Eddie, Doris
48 Mullins, Donald
49 Browning, Mrs, Hargis, Lava (Tootsie) Yvonne
50 Belladonna, Leland, Roland, Teresa, Blanche, Lena (supervisor at the bakery -Helen Piros)
51 Tony Dress warehouse; later The Logan Transfer
52 Highley, Ed, Cledith, Dave, Sue, Donnie
53 Kidd, Jimmy, Dwight
54 Parsley, Jack
55 Bryant, Greta
56 Steel, Doris
57 Kirk, Helen, Bill, Phyllis
58 Allen, Nathan (plumber)
59 Browning, John, Osie, Sarah, Justine, Janice, Drury, Grant, Latelle, Margaret Jane (Pixie) & grandmother Hatfield Caldwell (granddaughter of Devil Anse Hatfield) Reed, Joe
60
61 Butcher, John (Vocational teacher at Man, WV), Lloyd (grandson)
62 Dingess, Simon, Zeva Simon Dingess was County Clerk, (Zeda followed him in that job after his death)
63 Clay, Elbert, Grace, Elbert, Louvetta
64 Oli, Andy (Hungarian) -owned a moving company -Helen Piros
65 Curry, Mimrod
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67
68 The Log Cabin –Lacy, Clifford, Faye, Charlie, Leanna (Fay was a sister to Gay Walker)
69
70 Edmondson, Kenneth, Dana, Jack, Pete, Janice. Glen, Paul (Mrs. Edmonston taught Sunday School at the Pilgrim Holiness Church)
71
72 George, Bobby, Helen
73 Hannah, Hobert, Izetta
74 Gore, John T, Anna, Freiland, Ernest (Anna was a Logan County School teacher; Freiland broke his neck diving; Ernest was accidentally shot with a 22 rifle)
75 Dingess, Darrell, Pearl
76 Dingess, Simon, Zeva, Mabel, Darrell, Merle, Ruth, Billie & Norma Jo
77
78 Carver, Frank, Ora, Jane, Elwood, Reggie
79 Bochie, Charley (means Gentleman in Hungarian -Helen Piros); worked for Alex Nagy
80 Cornwell, Ben
81 Corns, Ronnie, Reggie, Ann (Mrs. Corns was active in the Logan Salvation Army)
82 Cornwell, Curtis
84 McGuire, Bob, Jack
85 Vargo, Susanne, Joe
86 Davidson, Dora, Bruce; Tiller, Claude (Dink), Becky, Sam, Jean, Sis, Kenneth, Jack, Karen Sue, Charles (Charles died of bad tonsils when he was in second grade)
87 Linville, Ma, Richard, Buddy, Ethel, Jenny
88 Walker, Ralph, Gay, Sammy, Jimmy; Laberty, Bill, Coffee, Ethel Mae, Gene, Juanita, June Bug; Stone, Charles,, Anita; Butcher, Bertie, Bertie Jr; Stone, Charles,, Anita; Butcher, Bertie, Bertie Jr
89 Butcher, Cecil (house moved to Monaville when road wash built)
90 Blair, Jim, Martha, Benny; Black, Clifford, Frank, Alvin, Betty, Weasel, Clinton, Marilyn (African American family. Clifford Black taught at Aracoma High School, Logan High School)
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92 Burgess, Cutis, Paul, Betty
93 Esque, Bobby
94 Gunnoe, Charley
95 Fikes, Daddy (African Amercan -had a push cart to gather food scraps)
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97 Walsh, Sherman D, Bobby
98 Ripley, Martha, Thomas
99 Kirk, B.H., Connie, , Nary Jane
100 Hood, Jackie, Davie, Dickie Bill
101 Palmer, Harve
102 Smith, Mrs, Emma (African American, Emma was the grand daughter of Mrs. Smith)
103 Samson, Ned, Roxie
104 Samson, Elba, Jennie
105 Samson, Luther, Katie
106 Samson, Luther
107 Samson, Bob, Opal, Bobby, Wendell
108 Gore, Guy, Lona, Margaret, Estell, Peggy, Polly, Mary, Joe Anne, Ruth, Helen, Judy, Simon, Virgina, Lana
109 Deskins, Buddy, Emerson, John Doren
110 Barath, David (Moose), Bobby
111 Thompson, George
112 Cox, Jimmy
113 White, Charley, Eli
114 Damron, Jennings, Dot
115 Perkins, Louis
116 Samson, George, Belva, Silvia, Beulah, David
117 Stoneoff, Jimmy, Robert, Staton
118 Dameron, Gay, Paul, Virgil, Lowell, Nowel
119 Jenkins, Wesley, Luella, Dude, Bob
Families from Fisher Bottom
Dehaven, Raymond
Walsh, Jim, Chester, Roeana, Bub, Patty, Juanita
Southward, Patty
Gore, Patty, Gary, Carson, Billy Ray, Joyce
Fisher, Harold, Ronnie
White, Miriam
Perry, Junior

1940 Census of Monitor & Cherry Tree, Logan County, West Virginia Taken April 6 – 18 by Ruby Mae Walsh

In attempting to transcribe this census from microfilm there are undoubtedly errors.  In some cases I made a guess as to the spelling of a name.  My purpose is to try to sort out in a logical order who were neighbors.  Did Ruby Mae Walsh go up one side of the community and down the other, criss cross through the community, do a lot of back tracking?  Any insight as to putting neighbors in order would be appreciated. 

Transcribed by Robert E McCormack   lhswildcat1968@gmail.com

1940 Census of Monitor and Cherry Tree (pdf)

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Cherry Tree Map/Residents — 15 Comments

  1. I was looking for any information or pictures about the Sheppard family that lived near the Dyer, Sharon, Elsie, Mae. Was they kind to the Sheppard family. I thought they may have been. I am also looking for anything related to the history of this family and other connections to different families in the area for my grandchildren family tree and history. Thanks Jeanette

    • My mother was Mae, and my dad Jr. Dyer. Yes we lived close to the Sheppard family but were not really close to them. My aunt Florence was married to my uncle Earnest. Florence was Bessie Sheppards daughter I believe. She had a brother Frank, Wayne, and a half brother Ernest. a sister whose name escapes me right now. But I remember a Jeannette but cant connect the name right now. My mom and dad and my brother and my baby sister, Sharon are all gone. My sister Elsie lives in Longview, Texas. I would love to hear from you again.

    • I remember that my aunt Florence was actually a Pack. She had a brother named Earnest Pack and Earnest and his wife had a son, Donald. Another Sheppard was their half sister, Martha. And then there was HarrrisonSheppard. Are you Helens daughter? It seems that I remember her little girls name was Jeannette. By the way I live in San Angelo, Texas, my brother Bud(Paul) lives in Henderson, Ky, my brother David lives in Ohio, my brother Roger lives in Abilene Tex., and our baby brother Eddie lives in Longview, Texas where Elsie lives. Hope to hear from you

      • Hey Phyllis How are you? I have a rough time back here in these hills. I am trying to work on that family tree and I can’t seem to find anything on the Walsh’s or the Sheppard’s I know they were there. I am proof. LOL. Hope this finds you ok. I have been taking mom back and forth to the doctor too. I can’t believe this site. It’s the greatest. I love it so much! I am afraid I will write to much. I will email ya soon. Tell Elsie Howdy from Me. Love you girls, keep us in your prayers.
        Jeanette

        • My great grandparents last name was Walsh. My grandmother was Maud Edmondson married to Frank Edmondson. They had 12 kids. Homer, jack, Pete, Russell, clete, Frankie, glen, ken, Dana, Janice and Charlei. I may have forgot a name or two. Anyway, I remember my dad talking about the Walshes. I think they were granny’s parents.

          • Mrs. Edmonson was my Sunday School teacher. We missed her when the family moved to Ohio. My older brother, Ronald, was a good friend of Pete.

  2. My family has deep roots in Cherry Tree. I am related to the Edmondson, Cornwell, Gore and Bryant families. My Grandfather was John Taylor Walsh and his wife was Zetta Gore Walsh. Mrs. Edmondson was his aunt. The Walsh family was from Fisher Bottom (Flora Belle, Tennis, James (Bub), Chester, Rowena, Juanita, Anna, Nina, Audrey June, John and Sue). My Grandfather built a house on what was know as the slate dump, I beleive not far from the swinging bridge. I lived in that house for a short time. I remember well the day Jerry Johnson fell from a vine. I visted Aunt Mary Cornwell and my Greatgrandmother Nana Belle Walsh weekly. Nana Belle’s house has behind the Edmondson’s. It was a small house and she would not allow children in her parlor and she was very outspoken if you were to venture near that room. Greta Bryant married James (Bub) Walsh. Dana and his siblings were my Mother’s, Flora Belle Walsh Keener, cousins. I do not have many memories of Cherry Tree but I do remember Glen Paul getting in to trouble for tossing my little red rocker over the creek bank just to see how far he could throw it. I have really enjoyed reading this site and look forward to any new postings.

    • I hope all is well with everyone im just starting to look up daddys side of the family was wondering if you could help.

      sincerly

      Don G Walsh
      columbia Sc

    • Just to say thanks Frances for your great entry I enjoyed reading about my grandparents relatives, I am unsure of how they all connect. I have been working on my family tree and its a real mess in some areas ha ha. I really enjoy this site and I too appreciate all his hard work to make it a great place to find lost friends and family. I have great loving members growing up in Cherry Tree we lived in several different houses in the bottom. I am the grandaughter of Ben and Dora Walsh. Their children were Helen who is my mother. Anna Marie(Patty)is my aunt she has passed in 2008. Bobby, Billy also have passed. I have one uncle SD Walsh still living and my aunt Maudie who lives with my mom now. They call themselves the “Reciepe Sisters” for fun. I would love to find old photos of them or the house they lived in. The house you talked about it may be the one my grandpaw Ben build. I don’t know. Mom has a hard time with her memory so as time passes on so much gets lost. I want to collect all I can to pass on to my grown children and my grandchildren. I have three grown children and 6 grandchildren. I hope to connect with ya. Will go before I write a book. Anyone else out there with photos or stories about the Walsh or Sheppard families in the Cherry Tree area I am all ears. Please email me and tell me what you know to help me. I deeply appreciate anything. Thanks Jeanette

  3. WE LIVED IN HOUSE # 90 ON MAP FROM 1939 TO 1942, THEN WE MOVED TO WILLIAMSON. I REMEMBER PLAYING WITH BILLY AND ELBERT BIGGS, DWIGHT AND VICTOR KIDD, THE HARTSAW BROTHERS, AND THAT BAD BOY FROM THE LOWER END JACKIE PALMER. LOL. HE REALLY WAS’NT THAT BAD. I WAS RAISED BY MY GRAND PARENTS, JIM AND MARTHA BLAIR. IF ANYONE OUT THERE HAS ANY NEWS, I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM THEM. I LIVE IN PA NOW. PHONE # IS 610 496 8008. THANKS, BENNY BLAIR

    • Hey Benny, thought I would write and ask if you had any old photos or memories about the Walsh family they lived in the house #97 I am a grandaughter of Ben and Dora Walsh. I have wrote two others and I won’t repeat myself. After reading this if you remember any of them or the Sheppard Family they were a large family. There was Fred, Wayne, Tommy, John L., Harrison, and Frank and one daughter my aunt Martha who was a fun loving beautiful person. All of my uncles and my aunt Martha has passed away. If you would have anything to share I would appreciate the help. I was young girl when we lived in Cherry Tree but I have fond memories of my childhood. Thanks Jeanette

      • HELLO JANET, I HARDLY EVER GO ON LINE, SO THATS WHY I NEVER GOT BACK TO YOU. I REALLY DO REMEMBER THE NAMES, BUT NOT MUCH ELSE. EMAIL ME IF YOU CARE TO. THANKS,BENNY BLAIR

  4. My dad Ronald Owens His father was William Dewey Owens (Bill) Mother was Cecil Mildred (Caudill) Owens, Son’s were Clyde, Eddie, Frankie, Billy, my dad, they had a sister Audrey Lou, they lived by the bridge next to the Browning’s. Any one rem. them?