no image
Privacy Level: Open (White)

Hiram Ballard Donahue (1865 - 1954)

Hiram Ballard Donahue
Born in Jackson County, West Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 20 Mar 1891 in Kanawha County, West Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Jackson County, West Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Feb 2010
This page has been accessed 348 times.

SOURCE

Letter from Valerie Jane Donahue Boucher of 17 Mar 2009


NOTE

The Charleston Daily Mail of the 25 Nov 1951 ran a story on Hiram and Ire ne for being the couple married the longest in Kanawha County. They claimed to have married on 20 Mar 1885, remembering the year by it having been the following year after the explosion of the steamboat "Bob Henry". This boat which was built by Henry Whitteker and Bob Wilson actually exploded on 26 May 1888. Hiram and Irene also used their daughter's birth as a reference point for the date of their wedding. Now, I do not know if they really meant their first daughter, Nora (still living), or if they meant their daughter, Della, born in 1891.

At any rate, they told a very interesting story of how Hiram had been aboard the Bob Henry when it had exploded on the Elk River; and, that Irene had been called, as his intended, to help nurse him back to health. They both agreed that then they had decided to go ahead and get married the very next year. Memories get a little foggy in old age; and, it is obvious that they actually got married nearly three years after the accident.

I am sure that the explosion of the Bob Henry was a news item of the day in every newspaper of the area; but, I was able to find that it had been an item in the Clarksburg Telegram and the date was truly 26 May 1888 when the accident happened. Several men were killed outright during the explosion, a few died of their injuries later; but most, including Capt. Henry Whitteker and Hiram B. Donahue survived.



More Genealogy Tools



Sponsored Search




Is Hiram Ballard your ancestor? Please don't go away!
 star icon Login to collaborate or comment, or
 star icon contact private message the profile manager, or
 star icon ask our community of genealogists a question.
Sponsored Search by Ancestry.com

DNA
No known carriers of Hiram Ballard's DNA have taken a DNA test.

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

Sponsored by Ancestry ®

Family History Search.

Simplified.

Enter a grandparent's name. Just one grandparent can lead you to many discoveries.

Comments: 8

Leave a message for others who see this profile.
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.
"West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N97R-BWY : 4 December 2014), Hiram Ballard Donohoe, 26 May 1954; citing Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, County Records, p 18, county courthouses, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 460,374.
United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9CL-RTH : accessed 23 November 2016), Hiram Donohew, Big Sandy district, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 38, sheet 2B, family 34, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,761.
"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MPN6-D8H : accessed 23 November 2016), Hiram B Donahoe, Charleston Ward 3, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 63, sheet 9A, family 166, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1684; FHL microfilm 1,375,697.
"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNKN-YX1 : accessed 23 November 2016), Hiram B Donohue, Charleston Ward 9, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 102, sheet 7A, line 35, family 165, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1958; FHL microfilm 1,821,958.
"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7CJ-SS3 : accessed 23 November 2016), Hiram B Donohue, Ward 9, Charleston, Charleston Magisterial District, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 20-56, sheet 12A, line 21, family 224, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4414.
I read an old g2g post, looked at the profile and thought I would add sources here so you can add them when you have time.

I hope you don;t mind. Maureen

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XM4B-LKD : accessed 23 November 2016), Hiram D Donahue, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 39, sheet 17B, line 70, family 320, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2537; FHL microfilm 2,342,271.
This was my Great-Grandfather, I was told by my Grandmother Narda Thomas, that he was decended from a King of Ireland, but I have been unable to trace my heritage back that far. I have the newspaper article and picture that ran in the Charleston Daily Mail
posted by Patricia Thomas

D  >  Donahue  >  Hiram Ballard Donahue