John Lantl Alworth
Looking for my great,great,great grandfather John Lantl Alworth.He was probably born in the early 1840's.He was a farmer who married Ellen Walley of England. One of his sons was James Madison Alworth, my great, great grandfather. James was a driller and clean-up foreman in the WV oil fields.The story goes that when an oil well blew, part of a darrek hit James in the head causing severe headaches thereafter.Believing he would go crazy from pain, and fearing he would harm his family, he committed suicide. He is said to have appeared immediately after his death to his sister...asking her to take care of his family.His wife was Julia Etta Dennis b. 4/14/1864.They had 2 children:
Muriel Pearl Alworth b. 6/21/1895 in New Martinsville, WV and Earl Dennis Alworth b. 3/5/1898.Earl died at 24 years in 1922.I do not believe he had any children.Muriel is my great grandmother.I do have memories of her.I am searching for information on this family.