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 Biography of ISHMAEL G. CUTRIGHT

Upshur County, West Virginia

This file was submitted by Valerie Crook,
The submitter does not have a connection to the subject of this sketch.

The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.,
Chicago and New York, Volume III,
pg. 432-433
Upshur

ISHMAEL G. CUTRIGHT is one of the successful lumber manufacturers of Central West Virginia and maintains his home and office headquarters in the City of Buckhannon, Upshur County. He was born in this county, on the 17th of January, 1871, and is a son of Granville S. and Elizabeth (Hinkle) Cutright, the former of whom was like-wise born in Upshur County, October 29, 1842, and the latter of whom was born in Randolph County, August 1, 1839. Elmore Cutright, grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was bom and reared in Upshur County, where the family was founded in the early pioneer days. Elmore Cutright married Nancy Wolfe. He was a son of Jacob and Nancy Elizabeth (Westfall) Cutright, and Jacob was a son of John and Rebecca (Truby) Cutright, whose marriage occurred in 1788.

Granville S. Cutright was reared on the old home farm in Upshur County, and while he attended school only four weeks he supplemented his education by careful study and reading and became a man of broad information and mature judgment.  His marriage to Elizabeth Hinkle occurred November 30, 1867, and prior to this time he had been a gallant young soldier of the Union in the Civil War, in which he served three years as a member of the Upshur Battalion of Light Artillery, in which he was made a corporal. After the war he continued as one of the substantial agriculturists and stock-growers of his native county for many years. His political allegiance was given to the republican party, and both he and his wife were consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Of their nine children one died in infancy and another at the age of fourteen. Abraham H. is a resident of Salt Lake City, Utah, where he is engaged in the real estate business. W. B., a graduate of the University of West Virginia and also of Columbia University, received from the former the degree of Bachelor of Arts and from the latter that of Bachelor of Laws. He was a, member of the faculty of the preparatory department of the University of West Virginia in 1896-7, thereafter having been for one year principal of the State Normal School at West Liberty, and he is now engaged in the practice of law in Buckhannon, as one of the leading members of the bar of his native county. D. H. is a successful farmer in this county. I. G., of this sketch, was the next in order of birth. C. B. is a lumberman and farmer of Clarksburg, this state. Miss Iva K., a graduate of the Buckhannon High School, is now bookkeeper in the office of A. P. Russell, of this city. Miss Corinne is the youngest of the number.

I. G. Cutright remained on the home farm until he was twenty-two years of age, and in the meanwhile had profited fully by the advantages of the public schools. For
ten years he was engaged in the general merchandise business, and for twenty years he has been actively identified with the lumber industry in this part of the state, besides which he has operated rather extensively in the buying and leasing of coal land and has important real-estate interests aside from this. He is president of the company owning the Upshur Office Building. He is a director of the Cutright-Sharps Company, manufacturers of window shade rollers at Buckhannon, and is also a stockholder in the Buckhannon Bank.

Mr. Cutright is one of the liberal and progressive citizens of Buckhannon, is a republican in politics and has served as a mamber of the City Council. He is past chancellor of the local lodge of the Knights of Pythias, and has represented the same in the Grand Lodge of West Virginia. He and his wife are communicants of the Protestant Episcopal Church.

On the 28th of June, 1905, Mr. Cutright wedded Miss Mary E. Brown, who was born in Pennsylvania and who graduated from the high school at Butler, that state. They have five children: Virginia B., I. G., Jr., Iva Catherine, Mary E. and Nancy C.
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Biography of LEMUEL R. CUTRIGHT

Upshur County, West Virginia

This biography was submitted by Valerie Crook,
The submitter does not have a connection to the subject of this sketch.

The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.,
Chicago and New York, Volume III,
pg. 579-580
 

LEMUEL R. CUTRIGHT, of Upshur County, is in his seventy-second year, and is probably the youngest Grand Army man in West Virginia. Ue was in service only the latter months of the great struggle, but four of his older brothers were in the service practically from the beginning of the war. The
Cutrights have been a prominent family in Upshur County since pioneer days, and the name has always been associated with stalwart Americanism.

Lemuel R. Cutright, who is still living on his farm on the French Creek Pike, a half mile north of Adrian, was burn in Upshur County, February 3, 1850, son of Elmore aud Nancy A. (Wolfe) Cutright. His father was born near Hampton, West Virginia, December 31, 1820, and his mother on Middle Fork in Upshur County, January 10, 1823. After their marriage they settled on a farm near Hampton, and in October, 1870, moved to another farm in Rowan County, where they lived out their lives. They were devout Methodists in religion, aud the father always upheld the principles of the republican party. In their family were twelve children, a brief record of whom follows: Mifflin, born April 9, 1841, who was one of the soldiers of the family in the Civil war; Granville S., born October 29, 1842, who also had a military record; Abraham, burn March 23, 1844, who died while in the army; Mary E., born November 14, 1845, now deceased; Jacob E., burn July 6, 1847, who was a soldier and is still living; Lemuel R.; Asa, born August 6, 1851; James A., born July 5, 1853, deceased; Alonzo, born December 13, 1854; Columbus, born May 6, 1856; Indiana, born December 27; 1857; and Derwinda J., born May 18, 1859.

Lemuel R. Cutright grew up on a farm, was educated in the common schools, and in 1865, at the age of fifteen, was mustered into Company I of the Third West Virginia Cavalry. He was with that command during the concluding phases of the Civil war, and then came home and went to work on the farm. Farming has been his steady occupation during all subsequent years, and he still lives on his place of fifty-seven acres. He is one of the directors of the Bank of Adrian, is a member of the Grand Army Post at Buckhannon and has stanchly upheld the republican party in many successive campaigns.

On November 14, 1867, Mr. Cutright married Salina Brady. Her death on March 31, 1917, occurred only a few months before they should have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. To their marriage were born eleven children: Aura M., born October 16, 1870, at home; Allen B., born January 2, 1873, deputy sheriff of Upshur County; Elva, born June 3, 1875, wife of Charles Hyre; James E., born June 10, 1877; Bertha, born Jane 2, ly79, deceased; Holly, born May 27, 1881; Carl, born June 13, 1883; Maude, born October 5, 1885, wife of Mack Cutright; Lora, born September 2, 1888, wife of G. C. Marsh; and two other children that died in infancy.
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Biography of PARLEY E. CUTRIGHT

Upshur County, West Virginia

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The submitter does not have a connection to the subject of this sketch.

The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.,
Chicago and New York, Volume III,
pg. 413
Upshur

PARLEY E. CUTRIGHT. It has been the destiny of Parley E. Cutright to set in motion those enterprises and influences that in an important degree represent the business and community activities of the Upshur Village of Frenchton, a thriving and progressive center of trade, church, school and social advantages.

Mr. Cutright was born near Rock Cave in Upshur County August 27, 1882, son of Alonzo and Catherine D. (Strader) Cutright. His parents were also natives of Upshur County, his father born near Hampton and his mother near Tallmansville. They grew up here, acquiring common school educations, and after their marriage settled on a farm and spent the rest of their lives in that industrious vocation. The father died in 1908 and the mother in June,
1921. Alonzo Cutright was also a house carpenter. He was a member of the Methodist Church, a republican, and was affiliated with the Junior Order United American Mechanics. There were three children: Parley E.; Loyd F., a farmer and trader in Upshur County, who married Florence Neely; and Isea, wife of James V. Armstrong, of Clarksburg.

Parley E. Cutright grew up on the home farm, and attended the public schools and summer normals until qualified for teaching, a vocation he followed five years. He also learned telegraphy, and for fourteen years was in railroad service as an agent and operator. When he resigned from the railroad company Mr. Cutright engaged in the feed business at Frenchton, and three years later, in May, 1921, he expanded the scope of his enterprise to general merchandising. He is now senior member of the firm Cutright & Neely, general merchants. Mr. Cutright also owns a farm of eighty acres.

He has been the leading spirit in the growth and development of Frenchton in every direction. He was the first agent for the Coal & Coke Railroad Company here. His enterprise and capital have been responsible for the chief building development in the town. He was instrumental in organizing the United Brethren Church of Frenchton, and also secured the institution of Lodges of the Knights of Pythias and Modern Woodmen of America, and served
as the first officer in both these lodges.

On August 31, 1903, Mr. Cutright married Miss Maude Neely, daughter of Alva and Christianna (Hinkle) Neely. They have one child, Lola A., born November 4, 1904, now the wife of Monter Harper. Mr. and Mrs. Harper live at Frenchton and have one child. Mr. Cutright and family are active in the United Brethren Church, in which he is a trustee, and he is now superintendent of the Sunday School. He is prominent in fraternal affairs, affiliated
with Rock Cave Lodge No. 81, A. F. and A. M., Upshur Chapter R. A. M., and the Buckhannon Commandery; is a past noble grand of Lodge No. 375 of the
Independent Order of Odd Fellows; past councillor of the Junior Order United American Mechanics No. 77; past chancellor and former district deputy chancellor of the Knights of Pythias in Frenchton Lodge No. 59, and is affiliated with Camp No. 14680, Modern Woodmen of America. He and Mrs. Cutright are members of the Eastern Star, and he is past worthy patron of the Chapter. In politics Mr. Cutright is a republican.
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Biography of RALPH G. CUTRIGHT, M. D.

Upshur County, West Virginia

This biography was submitted by Valerie Crook,
The submitter does not have a connection to the subject of this sketch.

The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.,
Chicago and New York, Volume III,
pg. 605
 

RALPH G. CUTRIGHT, M. D., has been busily engaged in his work as a physician and surgeon at Rock Cave in Upshur County for the past twenty years. He is member of one of the oldest and most prominent families of Upshur County, one that has furnished good citizens at all times since almost the beginning of history here.

He was born at Sago in Upshur County, October 2, 1870, son of Granville H. and Elizabeth J. (Beer) Cutright. Granville Cutright, who was born in Upshur County in 1841, was one of four or five brothers who served as Union soldiers. He enlisted in 1861 in a West Virginia regiment, and was in service until after the close of the war. The regiment was on duty in the West, and he was not mustered out until 1866. He then returned to Upshur County, and on September 29, 1866, married Elizabeth J. Beer, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1844. They then settled on a farm at Sago, and lived out their lives there. The father was an active republican. There were five children: Lyman, deceased, who was graduated at the West Virginia University Law School and was a member of the bar; Ralph G.; Frank, who graduated A. B. from West Virginia University and received his Master of Arts degree from Columbia College in New York and is now superintendent of the public schools at Gassaway; Delos M., a graduate of the Mountain State Business College at Parkersburg and is a dairyman at Berlin, Maryland; and Ward S., who died in infancy.

Dr. Ralph G. Outright grew up on the home farm, acquired his early advantages in the public schools, attended a select high school, and finished his medical education at Lebanon, Ohio. He also took special courses at Louisville, Kentucky, and since 1899 has been a hard working country practitioner at Rock Cave. He is a member in good standing of the various medical societies and has prospered in a business way, having his home and office at Rock Cave and considerable real estate. He is an independent voter and is a trustee of the Methodist Episcopal Church in his home
town.

Doctor Cutright married Ella Rohrbough, who died in June, 1909, leaving one child, Ella K., born in September, 1906. Doctor Cutright later married a sister of his first wife, Byrd R. Rohrbough.
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