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Kathryn Tatsch Hunt (#46800135)
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Bio Photo I've been doing genealogy for a few years now. I love civil war history and am a member of the DUVCW, Salome M. Stewart Tent #55, Gettysburg, PA.

Family surnames: RICH, KOEHLER, KERR, BAILEY, JAVENS, STUCK, WOLF, EVANS, PIERCE, HEISER, GREENAMYER SWAIDNER, MCKEEHAN, SNYDER, KNIGHT, MASON, EWING, BAIRD, CLIPPINGER, SLAGLE, SEVIN, SPRINGER, ATEN, COOPER, TATSCH, GRANT

Family surname location areas: Beaver County, Lawrence County, Allegheny County, Washington Co. and Somerset Co.,PA; Columbiana County and Stark County, OH; Hancock County, WV.

NOTE: If you have any additional information for the graves I've posted, please message me and I will be happy to make the changes.

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Peter Johnston
A more complete Bio for Hon. Wells
Just a note: His first name was "Horace" and his middle name was "Wells" which is the the name he went by.

His Bio
Source:
The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.,Chicago and New York, Volume III,pg. 317

HON. WELLS GOODYKOONTZ began the practice of law at Williamson in 1894. The range and importance of his law practice, his substantial interests in the community, were the solid foundation for his public and political career, and for all his varied and active service in the State Legislature
and in the halls of Congress he is still actively connected with his profession and his business at Williamson.

Mr. Goodykoontz was born near Newbern, Pulaski County,Virginia, June 3, 1872, son of William M. and Lucinda K.(Woolwine) Goodykoontz. His paternal ancestor, Hans Georg Gutekunsh, immigrated to this country in 1750 and fought through the Revolution. His grandfather on his
mother's side, Robert McCrum Woolwine, was born near Beverly in Randolph County. He attended good schools and had the fortune of coming under the supervision of some very able educators. At Oxford Academy in Virginia he was under John K. Harris, a graduate of Williams College and a Presbyterian minister. At Floyd, Virginia, he read
law under Judge Z. T. Dobyns, and in Washington and Lee University he came under the instruction of John Randolph Tucker and Charles A. Graves. Mr. Goodykoontz was licensed to practice June 9,1893, and established himself at Williamson February 23, 1894. He began his career as a lawyer at Williamson when the great coal industry of that section was just being developed. At the present time he is a senior member of the law firm of Goodykoontz, Scherr & Slaven. Mr. Goodykoontz became a member of the bar of
the Supreme Court of West Virginia on April 1, 1896, and was admitted to practice as "an attorney and counsellor" in the Supreme Court of the United States, December 13,1909. His standing and popularity with the profession are
indicated by the fact that he was chosen president of the West Virginia Bar Association in July, 1917.

Since its founding he has been president of the National Bank of Commerce of Williamson. It was one of the first banking institutions founded in that region. It was started as a state bank. Since 1911 the same has operated under a national charter and under the above name. The prosperity of this section is reflected in the comparative bank deposits. Its deposits aggregated about $450,000 in 1915 and at the beginning of 1921 were over $1,400,000. Mr.Goodykoontz is the president of the Kimberling Land Company and the Burning Creek Land Company, and a director in several other corporations engaged in local enterprises.

Mr. Goodykoontz had been a successful lawyer nearly twenty years before he became a candidate for public office. Mingo County sent him to the House of Delegates in the sessions of 1911-12, and in 1914 he was nominated without opposition by the republican party for the State Senate.
He was chosen to represent the Sixth Senatorial District,comprising McDowell, Mingo, Wayne and Wyoming counties, and led the ticket in each of these counties by a plurality of 3,009. In the session of 1915-16 in the Senate, Mr.
Goodykoontz was majority floor leader, and January 10,1917, was elected president of the Senate, thus becoming ex-officio lieutenant governor of the state. He held that office until December 1, 1918. Harris' Legislative Handbook, 1918, gives him the distinction of being the first president of the Senate from whose rulings no appeal was ever taken.

November 5, 1918, as candidate of the republican party,he was elected to the Sixty-sixth Congress, over W. M.McNeal, democrat, by 2,936 majority. November 2, 1920,he was reelected as a member of the Sixty-seventh Congress — again over Mr. McNeal —by a majority of 6,799. The Fifth District, which he represents covers the Pocahontas coal field and is composed of the nine counties of Lincoln,Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Summers,Wayne and Wyoming. Mr. Goodykoontz entered Congress when the republicans resumed control of the House, and he has been one of the active members during the protracted
sessions of that body. He is a member of the Judiciary Committee, the lawyers committee of the House, having been assigned to this committee upon his entering Congress. It is seldom that a new member is permitted a membership on this major committee.

During the World war, Mr. Goodykoontz was chairman of the Central Committee of Lawyers that headed the West Virginia bar in assisting registrants and aiding, by advice and otherwise, soldiers and sailors, their families and de-
pendents. In this connection Mr. Goodykoontz was author of the "Legal Booklet," of which 30,000 copies were distributed, giving information as to the more important laws,State and Federal, affecting soldiers and sailors.

Mr. Goodykoontz is a past master of the Williamson
Masonic Lodge. On December 22, 1898, he married Miss Irene Hooper, of New Orleans.
Added by Peter Johnston on Dec 03, 2014 6:50 AM
Carol Chaney/Eastland
RE: Memorial #31550772
Thank you for the corrections, Wallace Webb is the husband of a 1st Cousin 2X removed, transfer is not necessary.
Added by Carol Chaney/Eastland on Feb 08, 2014 1:19 PM
Carol Chaney/Eastland
Memorial # 31550772
Please help. You have wife listed as Mary Chafin. I thought his wife was Martha H. Maynard. Dob 2-16-1844, Dod 6-2-1897, on headstone 1894 - 1985, his name as John Wallace, but I can only find Wallace Webb.
Added by Carol Chaney/Eastland on Feb 06, 2014 2:24 PM
rfb Jenkins
Bessie Cook Lawson
Hi

Thank you for transferring Bessie Cook Lawson's memorial to me.

Thank you Thank you
Bobbi
Added by rfb Jenkins on Aug 28, 2013 4:01 PM
Tallchris
Lamech Adkin
27239779

He was a Junior. Don't know if that matters much.

:-)
Added by Tallchris on Jul 17, 2013 8:21 PM
Rhoda Marcum Burks
Floyd Webb #28722202
Hello Kathryn. Hoping you can help me with someone that is located in this Webb Cemetery at Murphy Cemetery at East Kermit, Mingo Co, WV.
You have most of everyone in this fenced 'sub' cemetery here...but you don't have Nancy Webb, whose grave is furthest over to the left, furthest from entering the gate.
Nancy is a sister to this Floyd Webb that I have used in the subject line above.
Anyhow, with Nancy, I was told she had a baby boy, named John Cook (1920-1924)who was buried in this cemetery. I didn't know if you might possibly know the location of the grave.
Added by Rhoda Marcum Burks on Jun 12, 2013 8:53 PM
BDC
Herbert and Edith Doss Marcum
Hi Kathryn:

Herbert Marcum (28728565) and Edith Doss Marcum (28728190) are my uncle and aunt. Edith Doss Marcum was my father's sister. Would you consider transfering these two memorials to me? I would like to link them to their other family members I have posted.

Thank you for your consideration.

Bonita Doss Campbell (47529219)
Added by BDC on Feb 22, 2013 4:19 PM
rfb Jenkins
Bessie Cook
Hi Kathryn,

Thank you so much for transferring Bessie Cook to me. If I have any memorials in your friend/family lines and you want them, please let me know.

Bobbi


Added by rfb Jenkins on Jan 24, 2013 6:51 AM
Spaceman Spiff
John Henry Bowden
Hi, Kathryn.
Thank you so much!
I really appreciate it.
Sincerely,
John
Added by Spaceman Spiff on Jan 23, 2013 11:01 PM
ginger dentro
brittany nicole dentro
thank you so much for posting pictures of my daughters head stone at her grave it really means alot to me she is so very loved and missed in her community. she was such a joy to have what little bit of time i had with her love and miss her every day...
Added by ginger dentro on Jan 07, 2012 8:20 PM
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