Blog Query: Monroe Willets Worthington

Max Monroe Worthington says:

April 17, 2009 at 1:48 pm (Edit)

This is all sort of new to me.

My father was Monroe Worthington, born is Stevens County Kansas in 1904. His middle name was Willets but for some reason he never used it. I believe that Henry Russell W. must have been my grandfather as well. They left Kansas around 1910 and eventually settled in Bluefield, WV.

I don’t know if I even have any specific questions about this but I have always wondered about all the moves and the people and all the reasoning. Maybe the curiousity comes with the advanced age.

I did meet Josiah Wistar when I was very young, probably around 8 or ten. It could not have been much before he was killed. Also met two sons who I believe were named Fayette and Wilson. I believe his wife was named Bernice.

Is any of this correct? Its been a long time.


Editor Comment:


Is your birthday March 8th? If so, we are 2nd cousins.

On this Blog you will see a picture of my Grandfather, Henry Russell Worthington and his brother Josiah Wistar Worthington.

I may have a picture of your father as a very young child.

Thank you for contacting me. We need to stay in touch.

Thank you.


One Response to Blog Query: Monroe Willets Worthington

  1. Elizabeth Worthington Powell says:
    June 17, 2009 at 3:40 pm (Edit)


    My name is Rosemary Merit. I am the daughter of Elizabeth Worthington Powell. She is the sister of Monroe, Josephine, and Kathryn Worthington. They were the children of Willits Reeve Worthington and Mary Elizabeth Traver Worthington.

    Please let Max know that my Mom says his Dad’s name was Willets Monroe Worthington. He was named after his Dad (Willets Reeve Worthington) and his Maternal Grandfather (Monroe Traver). He was probably always called Monroe since he and his Dad had the same first name. My Mom said that Monroe did not like his first name so he never used it.

    Elizabeth is the only living sibling of the four children. She is 87 years old and lives with us in Blair, Nebraska.

    The comment on 6/15, 2009 from Claude E. Worthington, III was interesting. My Mom’s sister, Josephine Worthington Damewood has a son who is still living and named Claude. Who was Claude III’s Dad and Grandfather?, asked my Mom.

    Max’s son, Eric, has spent lots of time gathering together information about the family. We’ve been able to spend short spurts of time with him over the years and we definitely e-mail back and forth.

    Keep having fun!

    Elizabeth Worthington Powell says:
    June 17, 2009 at 3:42 pm (Edit)

    Hope this helps in your quest.


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