Born: 25 March 1873
Location: Proctor, Wetzel, West Virginia
Married: 6 June 1900 in Wetzel County, West Virginia
Occupation: Blacksmith / Farmer
Died: 7 Feb 1953
Location: New Martinsville, Wetzel, West Virginia
Born: 14 March 1884
Location: West Virginia
Sons: James Wiley, Okey Lee, McKimmie Randolph
Daughters: Ora Frances, Celeste Pearl, Beatrice
Died: 10 March 1958
Location: Halls Mills, Wetzel, West Virginia
1873: BIRTH of SANFORD GUTHRIE
Sanford was born on 25 March 1873 in Proctor, Wetzel, West Virginia, the youngest child of the Rev. James Guthrie and his wife Hariett Furbee.
1880: CENSUS of PROCTOR, WETZEL, WEST VIRGINIA
The Guthrie Household: James 58 Merchant VA, VA, VA, Harriet 45, Virginia F 24, Manda J 17, Robert E 15, Sanford 7
1884: BIRTH of RUTH JANE MCKIMMIE
Ruth was born on 14 March 1884 to John Mason & Margaret Jane (Parsons) McKimmie
1887: DEATH of MOTHER, HARIETT FURBEE GUTHRIE
Sanford's mother died when he was only 14 years of age.
1888: DEATH of FATHER, REV. JAMES GUTHRIE
Sanford's father died when he was only 15 years of age.
1900: MARRIAGE of SANFORD GUTHRIE & RUTH JANE MCKIMMIE
9/436, Santford Guthrie, Ruth McKimmie, 27, 17, Wetzel Co., Wetzel Co., Wetzel Co., Wetzel Co., June 6, 1900, Samuel Postlethwait Residence, Samuel Postlethwait
1900: CENSUS of GREEN DISTRICT (NORTH SIDE), WETZEL, WEST VIRGINIA
On 15 June 1900, a mere 9 days after their marriage, the census taker came knocking. Sanford & Ruth are enumerated together in their new home. Ruth was a young bride at only 16.
The Guthrie Household: Sanford Guthrie, Head, Mch 1873, 27, Married 0/12, WV WV WV, Merchant; Ruth Guthrie, Wife, Mch 1884, 16, Married 0/12, WV WV WV.
1906: BIRTH of SON, JAMES WILEY GUTHRIE
James was born on 9 November 1906 in Green District, Wetzel, West Virginia. He was enumerated with his parents in 1910 & 1920. James was listed as a servant / lodger in Proctor, Wetzel, West Virginia in 1930. James died on 23 Dec 1965. No spouse or children. No further details known.
1908: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, ORA FRANCES GUTHRIE
Ora Frances was born on 6 February 1908. She was enumerated with her parents in 1910, 1920 & 1930. She remained single. There are a couple of Ancestry Passenger List entries for a Frances Guthrie, born in Charleston, West Virginia in 1908, who travelled to Bermuda in 1935, and to Japan in 1949. Unknown if it is the same person. Ora Frances remained single. No children. No further details known.
1909: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, CELESTE PEARL GUTHRIE
Celeste was born in Green District, Wetzel, West Virginia on 9 Sept 1909. She was enumerated with her parents in 1910 & 1920. She married Howard Duncan. 1 son. She died on 17 Jan 1938. No further details known.
1910: CENSUS of GREEN DISTRICT, WETZEL, WEST VIRGINIA
The Guthrie Household: Sanford Guthrie 37 Head married x9 WV WV WV, Blacksmith, owns shop; Ruth J. Guthrie 26 Wife married x9, 3 children, 3 living, WV WV WV; James W. Guthrie 3 son WV WV WV; Ora F. Guthrie 2 daughter WV WV WV; Celesta P. Guthrie 7/12 daughter.
1914: BIRTH OF SON, OKEY LEE GUTHRIE
Okey was born on 27 May 1914 in Wetzel, West Virginia. He was enumerated with his parents in 1920 & 1930. He died on 21 Aug 1962 of cardiac arrest. No further details known.
1917: BIRTH of SON, MCKIMMIE RANDOLPH GUTHRIE
Mac was born on 24 October 1917 in Wetzel, West Virginia. He was enumerated with his parents in 1920 & 1930. Mac won an Old Time Fiddling Championship at 21 years of age. He married Lois Gass on 24 July 1965. Mac died on 20 Feb 1980 in New Martinsville, Wetzel, West Virginia. Mac & Lois' children include our DNA Project participant Gregory Scott Guthrie.
1918: WWI DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD
Sanford completed his registration on 12 Sep 1918. Permanent Home: Maud, Wetzel, West Virginia, Age: 45, DOB: March 25, 1873, Race: White, Occupation: Farmer, Nearest Relative: Ruth Guthrie of Maud, Wetzel, WV, Height: Short, Build: Slender, Eyes: Blue, Hair: (picture was cropped).
1920: CENSUS of PROCTOR, WETZEL, WEST VIRGINIA
The Guthrie Household: Sanford Guthrie Head 46, Ruth J Guthrie Wife 35, James W. Guthrie son 13, Ora F. Guthrie daughter 11, Celeste P. Guthrie daughter 10, Okey L. Guthrie son 5, Mc. Randal Guthrie son 2-3/12. The census was taken on 6 & 7 January 1920.
1921: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, BEATRICE GUTHRIE
Beatrice was born on 1 November 1921 in Proctor, Wetzel, West Virginia. She was enumerated with the family in the 1930 census. No further information.
1930: CENSUS of PROCTOR, WETZEL, WEST VIRGINIA
The Guthrie Household: Sanford Guthrie 57 Head married, 27 at first marriage, Farmer; Ruth J Guthrie 46 wife, married, 16 at first marriage, no occupation; Okey L. Guthrie 15 son; Ora F. Guthrie 22 daughter, occupation: Housekeeper, Pot house (?); Mack C. Guthrie 12 son; Beatris 8 daughter. The census was taken on 3 May 1930.
1953: DEATH of SANFORD GUTHRIE
Sanford died on 7 February 1953 in Ohio V. Gen. Hospital in Wheeling, Ohio after a long bought of Typhoid Fever. He was sick for about 12 weeks before his death. His death certificate lists his usual residence as Maude, Wetzel, West Virginia. He was buried on 10 February 1953 in Northview Cemetery. He now shares a grave marker with his wife Ruth.
1957: DEATH of RUTH J. MCKIMMIE GUTHRIE
Ruth died on 10 March 1958 in Halls Mills, Wetzel, West Virginia. She is buried in Northview Cemetery and shares a grave marker with her husband Sanford.